Bed Bath & Beyond rounds out store leadership team

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Bed Bath & Beyond rounds out store leadership team

By Marianne Wilson - 10/22/2020

Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed two experienced retailers to its senior team.

The home goods retailer named Mary-Farrell Tarbox and Ann-Marie Clendenin as regional VPs for the Central and East regions respectively, effective October 26, 2020. They will report directly to executive VP and chief stores officer Gregg Melnick.

Tarbox will be responsible for more than 350 Bed Bath & Beyond stores across 22 states. Most recently, she was senior VP for human resources at Crate & Barrel Holdings, where she previously served as VP for stores. Prior to Crate & Barrel, Tarbox held senior store operations roles at PetSmart and Target Corp.

Clendenin will oversee approximately 200 stores across 12 states. She joins Bed Bath & Beyond after serving as U.S. retail president for Canadian apparel retailer Aritzia, prior to which she spent more than eight years at the Kate Spade organization as VP for global omnichannel operations. Prior to Kate Spade, she held senior roles at Aeropostale, including as director of field operations. 

Rarbox and Clendenin will be integral to the implementation of Bed Bath & Beyond’s store optimization plans, helping accelerate its “omni-always” transformation, the company said. They will work with Melnick and his team to execute a cultural shift in the way Bed Bath & Beyond manages store operations and teams, to encourage greater centralization, agility and a more customer-inspired response.

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