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Claire's names Sam’s Club merchandising chief as president


Chicago -- Claire’s Stores announced Tuesday that Sam’s Club EVP and chief merchandising officer Linda Hefner Filler has been named president of Claire’s North America, effective March 1.

Filler will report to CEO Jim Fielding and will be charged with implementing operational and strategic initiatives for Claire's in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Filler has served in several senior capacities for Wal-Mart Stores, having been EVP and general manager of the Wal-Mart Home Division prior to her position with Sam’s Club.

Claire’s also announced that Holly Cohen joined the company in January as SVP, global real estate and construction. She previously served in the same role for J. Crew.

Peter Collyer will join the company from the Walt Disney Co. consumer products division in mid-February as SVP global human resources.

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