merchandising

Retail
Home Depot Appoints Decker President

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.

Retail
Big Lots Appoints Pestello Chief Merchandising Officer

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.

Retail
Walmart Executive Shakeup Promotes Smith, McCall

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.

Retail
Nordstrom Names Bariquit Chief Merchandising Officer

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. 

Viewpoint
Don’t Risk Missing An Opportunity

The summer gift-and-housewares trade show circuit is in full swing, presenting, as these mid-term shows typically do, a valuable first chance for exhibitors and retailers to begin mapping out the next year.

Other
Selling A Better Quality Of Life

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.

Retail
Pier 1 Imports Reorganizing Corporate Structure

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.

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