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Retail
Barry Takes Helm Of Best Buy

Corie Barry has officially taken the helm of Best Buy, becoming the fifth CEO in the company’s 53-year history. She replaces Hubert Joly, who led the company through a successful turnaround over the past seven years and will now become executive chairman as part of a planned leadership transition.

Trade Shows
Emerald Expositions Names Shankland CEO

Emerald Expositions, parent company of NY Now, said its board of directors has appointed Sally Shankland to the position of president and CEO. Shankland will assume her new role on June 1, 2019 and will remain a member of the company’s board of directors.

Retail
Evine Shakeup Includes New CEO

Evine Live has appointed a new CEO and made a deal with its largest and most tenured vendor, The Invicta Watch Group (IWG), which will give the supplier a significant role in the multichannel retailer’s operations.

Retail
Michaels Names Cosby Interim CEO

The Michaels Companies has appointed Mark Cosby as interim CEO and board member. Cosby succeeds Chuck Rubin, who has mutually agreed with the board of directors to transition out of his role as CEO.

Tabletop
Lenox Appoints Ryder CEO

Lenox Corporation has appointed Mads Ryder as chief executive officer. Ryder joins Lenox after holding multiple leadership positions at top European consumer companies, including IC Group, Royal Copenhagen, Weight Watchers and LEGO Group.

Tabletop
Helmkamp Steps Down From Lenox

Katrina Helmkamp, CEO of Lenox, has left the position to pursue a role elsewhere. Realogy Holdings Corp., a full-service residential real estate services company, announced Helmkamp’s appointment to the role of CEO of Cartus Corporation, its relocation services subsidiary.

Retail
Study: CEOs Anticipate Massive Business Change

Chief executive officers are expecting massive business change over the next two years, including at retail, according to a global consumer executive top of mind study, “No Normal is the New Normal: Make Disruption Work for Your Business,” conducted by KPMG International and The Consumer Goods Forum.

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