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Jo-Ann Stores names COO


HUDSON, Ohio Jo-Ann Stores announced the promotion of Travis Smith to president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 31.

Smith will retain his current responsibilities for overseeing the areas of marketing, merchandising, sourcing, inventory management, supply chain and store operations. In addition, he will assume responsibility for information technology.

Smith has served as chief operating officer of Jo-Ann Stores since Feb. 1, 2009. He joined Jo-Ann as EVP merchandising and marketing in July, 2006. Prior to joining Jo-Ann, Smith was SVP general merchandise for Fred Meyer.

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