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March 10, 2014

Two major J.C. Penney Co. Inc. executives who left the company in April 2013 did so without receiving severance pay.

March 5, 2014

Target Corp.’s chief information office, Beth Jacob, is resigning, effective Wednesday, as the retailer continues to deal with the fallout from its widespread data breach.

March 4, 2014

Lowe's Companies Inc. has named Michael A. Jones has been named the company's chief customer officer, effective April 30.

October 3, 2013

Demand for American brands around the globe is getting bigger every day. There are currently more than 2 billion prospective global customers, and about 25% of the traffic from U.S. retail sites comes from international shoppers, according to industry experts, with Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Russia and Hong Kong currently the top international markets for U.S. retailers.

September 17, 2013

Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC) has appointed Marigay McKee, chief merchant of Harrods, as the future president of Saks Fifth Avenue.

August 7, 2013

The Limited said it has appointed former Brooks Bros. president and COO Diane Ellis as its new CEO, effective Aug. 26.

June 7, 2013

Another executive hired by former J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson has apparently left the chain. Kristen Blum, executive VP and chief technology officer, is no longer with Penney, according to various reports that cited a note to investors by Citi analyst Deborah Weinswig.

May 29, 2013

Foot Locker Inc. has appointed Paulette Alvitti as senior VP and chief human resources officer.

May 22, 2013

Kohl’s has appointed Starbucks executive Michelle Gass to the newly created position of chief customer officer.

May 7, 2013

Chain Store Age asked Paul Carolan, chief development officer for Dallas-based Le Duff America, about the bakery-café company's aggressive growth plan in the United States.

The North American subsidiary of Paris-based Groupe Le Duff SA, Le Duff America now manages four brands in the United States: Bruegger's Bagels, la Madeleine Country French Café, Brioche Dorée and Mimi's Café, which was acquired in March.

May 1, 2013

Guess Inc. is appointing Sharleen Ernster Lazear as chief design officer.

April 22, 2013
Information Resources (IRI), the exclusive provider of Costco point-of-sale and inventory information to the manufacturer community, and Costco Wholesale announced several enhancements to their Costco Collaborative Retail Exchange (CRX) program, a single, global solution for category, POS and supply chain tracking at Costco, and the launch of Costco CRX Mexico.
April 22, 2013

Investment firm Starboard Value, Office Depot’s largest stockholder with a 14.8% stake, revealed Monday it has delivered a letter to the office supply retailer’s board of directors, expressing “strong disappointment at the board's failure to work constructively with Starboard to reconstitute the board.”

April 3, 2013

Bebe stores announced Wednesday it has named Katrina Glusac as chief merchandising officer, effective immediately.

March 25, 2013

Ascena Retail Group, parent to the Lane Bryant, Maurices and Dressbarn banners among others, said Monday it has named Erin Stern EVP and chief merchandising officer of its Maurices brand, effective April 15.

February 7, 2013

Verizon Communications elected Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO, to the Verizon board of directors, effective March 1.

January 16, 2013

Staples announced that John Burke, SVP business services, has been named to the newly created position of SVP chief culture officer. Burke joined Staples more than 23 years ago and led its Business Services team for 12 years.

January 11, 2013

Wal-Mart Stores announced that Enrique Ostale, president and CEO of Walmart Chile, formerly D&S, has been named EVP, president and CEO of Walmart Latin America, where he will oversee Walmart's operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.

December 12, 2012

The Jones Group Inc. announced it has promoted Aida Tejero-DeColli to the newly created position of chief people officer, effective immediately.

September 24, 2012

As women age, they find the shopping experience less enjoyable, according to a survey by global design consultancy Fitch.

September 7, 2012

Hot Topic announced that Jerry Cook has resigned as chief store officer, effective February 28, 2013.

August 17, 2012

The New York Times reported about Allen Questrom’s on-air visit with CNBC for its Fast Money Halftime Report, during which the former J.C. Penney CEO was very candid about his disapproval of new chief Ron Johnson’s approach to leadership.

August 13, 2012

Former Sports Authority chief David Campisi has been named chairman and CEO of Respect Your Universe, a performance apparel company.

July 24, 2012

Simon Property Group announced the appointment of Matthew Lentz as executive VP and chief investment officer.

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