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Retail
Crate & Barrel Names Hayes CEO

Janet Hayes will be joining Crate & Barrel Holdings, Inc. on August 1 as its new CEO. A seasoned executive with over 25 years of retail experience, Hayes brings a track record of developing and repositioning brands with deep expertise in the home category. Between 2013 and 2019 she was president of the Williams-Sonoma brand.

Retail
Montgomery Leaving Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel said that after six successful years with the Otto Group— first as a member of the executive board of the Otto Group responsible for retail and later as CEO of Crate & Barrel Holdings— Neela Montgomery has decided to leave the company on August 1 to pursue new opportunities.

Tabletop
Corkcicle Appoints McDonough CEO

Corkcicle has appointed Chris McDonough as its new chief executive officer. Ben Hewitt, Corkcicle’s co-founder, has stepped down from his role as CEO and will maintain his role as chairman of the board of directors.

Retail
Groupon Names Cooper Interim CEO

Groupon said that Rich Williams is no longer serving as CEO and that Aaron Cooper, Groupon’s president of North America, has been appointed interim CEO by the board of directors. Chief operating officer Steve Krenzer is also no longer serving in his role. Williams and Krenzer will continue as employees of the company.

Appliances
Lasko Names Vlacich CEO

Home environment appliance company Lasko Operations has named Ed Vlacich CEO. Lasko, based in West Chester, PA, develops, produces and markets products under the Lasko, Air King and B-Air brands.

Retail
Pier 1 Names Riesbeck CEO, Colaco President

Pier 1 Imports has named CFO Robert Riesbeck as its new CEO. He will also become a company director. At the same time, Pier 1 said that Donna Colaco, who had been evp/chief customer officer, has assumed the role of president.

Retail
eBay’s CEO Wenig Steps Down

eBay’s board of directors has appointed Scott Schenkel, most recently eBay’s svp/chief financial officer, as interim CEO. The appointment follows Devin Wenig stepping down as president and CEO, and a director of the company.

Retail
Bed Bath & Beyond Getting Closer To Asset, CEO Decisions

In a letter to shareholders sent by board chairman Patrick Gaston and interim CEO Mary Winston, Bed Bath & Beyond stated it was advancing on its strategic objectives including consolidation of non-core business at a time when there is speculation that the company will begin to sell at least some assets.

Retail
Byrne Out At Overstock, Johnson Named Interim CEO

Patrick Byrne has resigned from his Overstock.com roles as CEO and member of the board of directors, and the company has appointed Jonathan Johnson interim CEO. The announcement was made by Allison Abraham, the chair of the company’s board of directors. 

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.

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