Big Lots’ chief merchant to retire

Columbus, Ohio – John C. Martin, executive VP and chief merchandising officer of Big Lots Inc., intends to retire his position with the company. Martin will continue in his current capacity until his successor is appointed, and he has committed to provide guidance through May 2014.

Big Lots has retained SpencerStuart to conduct a search of external candidates to succeed Martin.

"In the near term, I am focused on helping the team execute our fall and holiday strategies to make the most of 2013 while also offering my support to my replacement once he or she is identified,” said Martin.

 

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