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

Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret sold at $1 billion valuation; Wexner to step down

Victoria’s Secret is going private. And the retail industry is losing its longest-serving chief executive.

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Leadership shuffle at Nike

Nike is getting a new CFO and a new COO.

box delivered on front doorstep

The overwhelming majority (90%) of retailers will make some changes to how they market in 2020 because of the presidential election.


Francesca’s Holdings Corp. has ended its search for a permanent chief executive.

Rent the Runway

Rent the Runway is bringing in fresh but seasoned talent to help it sort out its supply chain challenges and keep up with customer demand.

An upcoming episode of PBS’ acclaimed investigative journalism series “Frontline” will put Jeff Bezos under the harsh glare of the spotlight and examine how Amazon is reshaping commerce, work and technology.


Hudson’s Bay Co. has tapped a fashion merchandising veteran to lead Saks Off 5th.

mens wearhouse

The parent company of Men’s Wearhouse has tapped a consultant as its chief marketing officer and she is already making changes. 

caseys store

Casey’s General Stores is losing one of its veteran executives.

Dennis Knowles

The chief executive of Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. has stepped down.

Under Armour store

Patrick Frisk, who succeeded Kevin Plank as Under Armour CEO on Jan. 1, has made his first executive appointments — including one that is a first for the brand. 

Corie Barry

Best Buy chief executive Corie Barry is staying put.

David’s Bridal exterior

David’s Bridal’s new chief merchant has also held a leadership role at Talbot’s.

Jill McVicar Nelson

Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins, is promoting Jill McVicar Nelson to VP, marketing strategy, Dunkin’ U.S.

Rite Aid storefront

Industry veteran Andre Persaud is assuming the role of executive VP, retail at Rite Aid Corp.

Liz Fraser

Coach parent Tapestry reported second-quarter earnings and sales that topped analysts’ expectations but warned of headwinds in Asia, including the coronavirus outbreak in China.

JC Penney exterior

J.C. Penney Company continues to remake its leadership team under the leadership of CEO Jill Soltau, naming six new VPs.

Sandeep Mathrani

WeWork, the embattled co-working office space company, has ended its search for a new CEO by naming a seasoned retail real estate executive to the post.  

Victoria’s Secret

The founder and chief executive of L Brands — the longest-serving CEO of an S&P 500 company — may be stepping down from his post — and selling Victoria’s Secret.

H&M storefront

An unexpected board reshuffle has remade the deck at Hennes & Mauritz.

J. Crew Group has ended its yearlong hunt for a new chief executive.

Richard Ashworth

Walgreens Boots Alliance has promoted a longtime Walgreens executive to lead the chain.

Leslie's Poolmart

Leslie's Poolmart’s has tapped a veteran apparel retailer as its new chief executive.

A former CEO of Walmart who later went on to own the Kansas City Royals baseball team has died at the age of 84.


Kirkland’s is closing some stores as part of a larger streamlining effort to transform its business to a more profitable model. 

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