Gap exec joins Bed Bath & Beyond merchandising team
A retail merchandising veteran has joined Bed Bath & Beyond.
The home goods retailer named Elizabeth Meltzer as senior VP, general merchandising manager for its bed, bath and home décor categories, effective Nov. 2.
Meltzer joins Bed Bath & Beyond from Gap Inc., where she served as senior VP of merchandising for the Gap brand. Prior to that, she led merchandising strategies at other retail brands, including Loft, Lou & Grey and Uniqlo.
Meltzer will play a key role in the delivery of Bed Bath & Beyond's “product pillar” growth strategy, overseeing the development of a customer-inspired assortment that will include an array of owned brands. She will also help accelerate the chain’s strategic sourcing program, which is expected to continue to drive margin improvements and greater value for customers, the company said.
"We're developing a customer-centric assortment that builds on our authority in the home market through greater differentiation, inspiration and value,” stated Joe Hartsig, VP and chief merchandising officer, Bed Bath & Beyond and president of Harmon Health & Beauty Stores. “Elizabeth's experience developing brands and effective omnichannel product strategies for some of the world's leading fashion retailers brings new expertise to our team that will accelerate our transformation and make it easier for our customers to feel at home with Bed Bath & Beyond."