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Bob’s Discount Furniture Names Barton President/CEO

Bob’s Discount Furniture has named Bill Barton president and CEO. Barton will succeed Ted English, who has been serving as interim CEO since June, effective November 3, 2020. English will continue in his role as executive chairman and will remain actively involved with the company.

Appliances
Beko U.S. Names Elkin President

Beko U.S., a subsidiary of Arçelik, has named Zach Elkin as president, effective October 1. Elkin is directing the continued expansion of the company’s home appliance brands in North America.

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
Walgreens Names Ashworth President

Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed Richard Ashworth as president of Walgreens. Ashworth will be responsible for developing the strategies and plans for all Walgreens operations and will have full responsibility for the leadership, development and management of the business.

Retail
Michaels Names Buchanan President/CEO

Michaels has tapped Ashley Buchanan, an experienced retail executive from Walmart, as the retailer’s president and chief executive officer designate and appointed him to the company’s board of directors, effective January 6, 2020.

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
Kroger Names Ginnett Mid-Atlantic President

Following the retirement of Jerry Clontz, president of Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division, the company has appointed Paula Ginnett to the role, effective November 1. She has previously been serving as a vice president at the company.

Retail
Qurate Appoints Ferraro President Of QVC, HSN

Qurate Retail Group has appointed Leslie Ferraro to the newly created role of president, QxH, effective September 16. In this role, Ferraro will lead Qurate Retail’s largest business unit, comprising its QVC and HSN brands in the U.S., reporting to Mike George, president and CEO, Qurate Retail, Inc.

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.

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