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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.

Gadget & Kitchen Tools
J.K. Adams Names Isaac CEO

J.K. Adams has named Daniel Isaac as the company’s CEO, effective October 28. Interim president Bill Eyre will remain in his prior role as chief marketing officer. 

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.

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.

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