October 23, 2014

Sir Richard Broadbent, chairman of Tesco PLC, will step down in the wake of a 99% drop in net income for the first half of fiscal 2014.

October 21, 2014
Niwot, Colo. -- Crocs Inc. is enacting several key management changes, including the appointment of Bob Munroe to general manager of Crocs Americas region; Greg Sullivan to the new role of senior VP of global business transformation; Scott Yuan to general manager of Greater China; and Michelle Poole to senior VP of global product creation and merchandising.  
October 21, 2014

Michael Rayden, president and CEO of Ascena Retail Group’s tween apparel brands Justice and Brothers, and a member of the Ascena board, is retiring at the end of Jan. 2015.

October 21, 2014

Retail design guru Rodney Fitch, 78, died on Oct. 20 at his home in Wiltshire, England, following a battle with cancer. 

October 21, 2014

Samuel M. Sato, formerly president, Finish Line brand, has been named as president, The Finish Line Inc.

October 20, 2014

The Home Depot announced that it has named Marc Powers executive VP, U.S. stores, effective Nov. 1, 2014. He replaces Marvin Ellison, who was recently named president and CEO designee of J.C. Penney Co.

October 16, 2014

Fairway Group Holdings announced that Dorothy Carlow will join the supermarket company as chief merchandising officer, effective Nov. 3.

October 15, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has named Fran Horowitz to the position of president of its Hollister brand.

October 15, 2014

Sears Holdings Corp. has named Ronald D. Boire, executive VP/chief merchandising officer of Sears Full Line Stores and Kmart Format, as acting president and CEO of Sears Canada.

October 14, 2014

DirectBuy, the membership-based buying organization that enables consumers to purchase from manufacturers and suppliers without retail markup, has named a new executive leadership team.

October 14, 2014

Gap Inc. plans to hire more than 63,000 seasonal associates—more than Walmart—at its stores, call centers and distribution centers nationwide for the 2014 holiday season.

October 14, 2014

The Kroger Co. named Alex Tosolini to serve in the newly-created role of senior vice president of new business development, effective Nov. 3.

October 14, 2014

Enrico Cavatorta, who accepted the role of CEO at global eyewear manufacturer/retailer Luxottica Group in September 2014, has resigned due to what the company termed disagreements with corporate governance structure. 

October 14, 2014

Quiksilver announced that Bob McKnight will retire as a senior executive of the company on Oct. 31, 2014.

October 14, 2014

In a surprise announcement, Signet Jewelers Ltd., the largest jewelry retailer in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, said that its president and COO, Mark Light,  will take over as CEO on Nov. 1.

October 14, 2014

The Wet Seal announced a workforce reduction resulting in the elimination of a combination of 78 filled and open positions, including  66 positions at the company’s corporate office, or a 24% reduction in headcount, and 12 positions at the field management level, representing a 20% decrease.

October 14, 2014

Ulta Beauty has named Michelle Collins, president of Cambium LLC, a business and financial advisory firm to its board of directors, and as a member of its nominating and corporate governance and audit committees.

October 13, 2014

J.C. Penney on Monday appointed Marvin Ellison president and CEO-designee, effective Nov. 1.

October 9, 2014

Premier Store Fixtures, a provider of interior fixtures for the retail industry, has appointed Richard Winter as CEO and a member of the board of directors.

October 9, 2014

Toys “R” Us has appointed Michael Melzer as managing director, Central Europe, responsible for the company’s operations throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including 91 stores and four e-commerce sites.

October 8, 2014

Gap Inc. announced that its chairman and CEO, Glen Murphy, will step down, effective February 1, 2015.

October 7, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Tuesday said it will no longer provide health benefits to part-time associates who work less than 30 hours a week in a move to control its rising healthcare costs.

October 6, 2014

Associated Foods Stores president Robert Sigel announced that Zulema Wiscovitch has joined the company as executive VP and chief administrative officer.

October 3, 2014

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced CFO Douglas R. Muir intends to retire in calendar year 2015.