May 20, 2015

Walmart announced the next step in its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment by guaranteeing a job offer to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty since the commitment’s original launch on Memorial Day 2013.

May 19, 2015

Richard King, former president and COO of Albertsons Inc., has been elected to the Digimarc board of directors.

May 18, 2015

Honey Baked Ham is consolidating three regionalized operating divisions, currently based in Georgia, Michigan and Ohio, and has also named two new top executives.

May 18, 2015

Sean P. Murphy has been hired as a consultant to advise management regarding strategic and other business matters.

May 18, 2015

Jonathan Parks has been promoted to VP global logistics distribution and Mitch Jones has been promoted to VP operations support.

May 18, 2015

David Stanchak has joined RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc.) as chief real estate and development officer, effective immediately.

May 12, 2015

Boscov’s Department Store believes in keeping it in the family. Albert Boscov, 85, has resigned as CEO of the company, and been succeeded by his nephew, Jim Boscov.

May 11, 2015

Andy Dunn, the founder of the hot online menswear retailer Bonobos, is transitioning from CEO to executive chairman.

May 11, 2015

Panera Bread Co. has named Drew Madsen president, effective May 11.

May 7, 2015

Alibaba Group Holding Limited on Thursday announced that its CEO, Jonathan Lu, will step down and will be replaced by COO Daniel Zhang, effective May 10.

May 7, 2015

HRC Advisory, a strategic retail advisory firm and unit of Hilco Global, announced that it has promoted Farla Efros, an accomplished retailing and merchandising strategist, to the position of president. She will continue to report to Antony Karabus, CEO of HRC Advisory.

May 6, 2015

Global Brands Group has named former Ann Taylor and May Company executive Adrienne Lazarus as CEO of The Frye Company, one of the holding company’s premier brands.

May 6, 2015

Online retailer Zulily announced today that Brian Swartz has been appointed senior VP and CFO, effective June 1, 2015.

May 5, 2015

Privately held real estate development company Caruso Affiliated, has named Chris Baccus to senior VP, digital marketing.

May 5, 2015

Nordstrom may well be the first public company to have three presidents as co-presidents. The department store retailer on Tuesday announced that Blake Nordstrom, Pete Nordstrom and Erik Nordstrom have been named co-presidents of Nordstrom.

May 4, 2015

Décor superstore retailer At Home said that Former PetSmart CEO and chairman Phil Francis has been selected as an independent member of the board of directors of décor superstore retailer At Home. The retailer has been acquiring senior leadership talent with public company experience which has some industry experts suggesting a stock offering could be in the company’s future.

May 4, 2015

McDonald’s Corp., which recently reported a 33% year-over-year decline in profits for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, is revealing the first steps of its turnaround plan.

May 4, 2015

Potbelly Corp. has promoted Julie Younglove-Webb as its new senior VP of operations. Younglove-Webb will oversee all aspects of company operations.

May 4, 2015

True Value Company, one of the world’s largest hardware cooperatives, announced that Deborah O’Connor will join the company as senior VP and CFO, succeeding current CFO David Shadduck who left True Value effective April 30.

May 1, 2015

Sunoco L.P. has appointed Matthew S. Ramsey as chairman of the board. Ramsey succeeds Sam L. Susser, who has resigned from the board to pursue other new business interests.

May 1, 2015

Tuesday Morning Corp. has promoted Melissa Phillips, who currently serves as executive VP and general merchandise manager, to the newly created position of president and COO.

May 1, 2015

Visa Inc. is expanding its technology research capabilities globally and appointing Min Wang to senior VP of Visa Research Labs.

April 30, 2015

Bartell Drugs on Wednesday tapped Brian Unmacht as CEO. He was named president of the chain in January 2015.  George Bartell has been the company’s CEO for the past 25 years and will continue to serve as chairman, the company stated.
 

April 29, 2015

Doug Baker, CEO of environmental technology firm Ecolab, has been named by Target Corp. as lead independent director of the Target board.