The Home Depot has made several executive changes, including naming Edward “Ted” Decker president and chief operating officer, effective October 5, 2020. Decker, a 20-year veteran of the company, has served as executive vice president of merchandising since 2014.
Big Lots has appointed Jack Pestello as evp/chief merchandising officer of Big Lots, effective July 27. Pestello succeeds Lisa Bachmann who, as previously announced, will be retiring after a transition period.
The Inspired Home Show and the International Housewares Association (IHA), the global sponsors and organizers of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) program, have named the 2020 gia Global Honorees for Retail Excellence during a live-streamed presentation.
After a second quarter that saw comparable store sales decline, Tuesday Morning said it is continuing to focus on its reorganized merchant team as it looks to reshape its off-price buying operations.
With the holidays just over and seasonal results awaiting announcement, Walmart has made a number of executive changes including the replacement of evp/chief merchandising officer Steve Bratspies in the U.S. business by Scott McCall and the appointment of Dacona Smith as COO Walmart U.S.
As it also unveiled executive changes, Target reported that November/December holiday season comparable sales registered a 1.4% increase but that home department comps were off slightly.
Ross Stores said that Bernie Brautigan, president, merchandising of Ross Dress for Less since 2016, is leaving the company. Senior merchant executives under his areas of responsibility will now report to CEO Barbara Rentler.
Target has named Michael Fiddelke evp/chief financial officer, effective November 1. The retailer also updated its merchant leadership following Mark Tritton joining Bed Bath & Beyond as CEO.
Nordstrom has named Teri Bariquit chief merchandising officer. In this newly created role, Bariquit will serve as a member of the company’s executive team, leading the full-price and off-price merchandising areas. She will report to co-president, Pete Nordstrom.
Bob’s Discount Furniture is embarking on an ambitious new brand campaign, designed to shed light on how it creates and offers accessible value for its customers.
The annual HomeWorld Business Health & Wellness Report in the June 24, 2019, issue underscores an evolving consumer state of mind and the brimming opportunity for housewares suppliers and retailers that have responded by placing healthy living and wellness at the heart of their marketing and merchandising execution.
Rite Aid has named Erik Keptner to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief marketing and merchandising officer, effective June 24, 2019.
Pier 1 Imports is undertaking what the company described as an “organizational redesign” of its corporate workforce to better align its operations with its long-term strategy and enable the company to improve agility, reduce costs and reinvest in building core competencies.
The International Home + Housewares Show and the International Housewares Association (IHA), the global sponsors and organizers of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) program, have named the 2019 gia Global Honorees for Retail Excellence.