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Crafting retailer names head merchant


Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has appointed a permanent chief merchandising officer.

Sharyn Hejcl has been promoted to executive VP, chief merchandising officer. For the past year, Hejcl served as the interim head of merchandising in conjunction with her role as senior VP, inventory management and supply chain. She will continue to report to the chain’s president and CEO Jill Soltau.

Prior to joining Jo-Ann, Hejcl held roles of increasing responsibility with Big Lots, Sears Holdings, Kirkland Home, and Bed, Bath & Beyond. She began her career with May Department Stores.

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