On May 23, Macy’s announced the appointment of Paula A. Price as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 9.
JCPenney’s Chairman and CEO Marvin R. Ellison has been appointed President and CEO of Lowe’s, effective July 2.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) announced that it has appointed retail veteran Stuart Machin to the newly created role of Managing Director of Food.
On February 20, Gap Inc. announced that Jeff Kirwan, President and CEO of the Gap brand, would leave the company.
On February 6, GameStop appointed Michael Mauler as CEO, effective immediately.
On February 5, Big Lots announced the appointment of Stephen M. Haffer as Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer.
Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) announced the appointment of Helena Foulkes as its new CEO, effective February 19.
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On August 21 after the market close, Macy’s announced the appointment of Hal Lawton as President, effective September 8. Lawton will be responsible for the Macy’s brand, including merchandising, marketing, stores, operations, technology, and consumer insights and analytics. Lawton was previously SVP of eBay North America. He will report to CEO Jeff Gennette.
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aidu has appointed former Microsoft executive Dr. Qi Lu to be its Group President and COO, and to oversee the Chinese search giant’s business, with immediate effect.
Chico’s FAS has named Diane Ellis President of the Chico’s brand, effective November 1, 2016.
Jason Goldberger, Target’s Chief Digital Officer and President of Target.com, departed the company late last week.
Nordstrom has appointed former Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development, Ken Worzel, to the position of President of Nordstrom.com.
Under Armour has announced Jason LaRose will assume the position of Company President for North America. He will succeed Matthew Mirchin.