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News and analysis on stories affecting CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, presidents and vice presidents in c-suite in the retail industry.


Michaels adds new position to its exec leadership team

The Michaels Companies has tapped a Dick’s Sporting Goods executive to head up its omnichannel efforts.

Kathryn McLay

Walmart names new CEO for Sam’s Club

For the second time in its history, Walmart’s $59 billion warehouse club division has a female CEO.

True Religion

It’s a homecoming of sorts for the new chief executive of True Religion Apparel.

David’s Bridal exterior

David’s Bridal has a new marketing head.

Ruth Hartman

There’s a new person at the top of Lord & Taylor.

Art Peck

Art Peck is out at Gap Inc.

pier 1

Pier 1 Imports has tapped its finance head to do double duty.

walgreens exterior

Walgreens has named a chief marketing office with a digital background. The drugstore giant has appointed Patrick McLean as chief marketing officer, effective Nov.4.  He replaces Alyssa Raine, who was named acting chief marketing officer in May after chief marketer Adam Holyk, took on the p

McDonald’s has lost another top executive. The world’s largest restaurant  company confirmed that chief people officer David Fairhurst has left the company, effective immediately.


Guess is getting a new finance head.

Fresh Thyme store

Chris Sherrell is no longer with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market.  Sherrell announced his departure from the specialty grocer, where he has served as president and CEO since its beginnings in 2012.


rue21 has named two new additions to its senior leadership. 

Mark Parker and John Donahoe

A digital executive is set to take the reins at Nike.

Joe Nevin

Joe Nevin has joined multidimensional brand experience firm Big Red Rooster.

April Holt, VP, Sally Beauty

Sally Beauty Holdings has appointed a retail veteran to its management team. The company named April Holt as group VP, stores for beauty systems group, effective October 28, 2019.

Laurie Wilson

J.C. Penney Company is naming a consultant who spent 13 years at Macy’s as senior VP, planning and allocation and pricing. 

Under Armour is getting a new chief executive come the new year.

Journeys storefront

Genesco Inc. has named the 12th chief executive officer in its 95-year history. The parent company of Journeys, Johnston & Murphy and other footwear brands has appointed its current COO, Mimi Vaughn, as CEO and president, effective Feb.

John Furner

John Furner is taking the reins as president and CEO of Walmart U.S. effective Nov. 1.

mark hurd

Mark Hurd, co-CEO of Oracle, has died at age 62.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond has ended its search for a new chief executive officer, appointing a 30-year, well-respected retail veteran to the position.

At at time of rising sensitivities around diversity and inclusion, retail executives may be misjudging their impact on shopping decisions.   According to a new report by First Insight, 92% of senior retail executives surveyed felt that consumers would continue to buy from their company

Dunkin' storefront

The executive who dropped “Donuts” from “Dunkin” is leaving Dunkin’ Brands.

Target Corp. is losing the executive who overhauled its private-label business.


Kohl's Corp.’s chief finance head is stepping down.

There is a new boss at Athleta.

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