July 10, 2015

Tiffany & Co. turned to a main competitor when it was time to find a new global business executive.

July 7, 2015

Charming Charlie has appointed Melissa Boughton as senior VP of real estate & construction, where she is spearheading the retailer’s real estate, store planning, construction, facilities and lease administration functions.

July 7, 2015

Express Inc. is naming a new CFO, and not looking far to fill the role.

July 7, 2015

InvenTrust Properties Corp. announced a series of appointments to its senior management team.

July 6, 2015

QVC has appointed Sanjay Singh as senior VP to lead its newly formed business planning & analysis (BP&A) group.

June 30, 2015

Customer relationship management (CRM) is the strategy a retailer uses to develop an ongoing, individual relationship with a customer to ensure satisfaction and loyalty. But the specifics of CRM can mean different things for different retailers.

June 16, 2015

Dollar General has named five executives to key leadership positions within its global supply chain functions and merchandising organizations.

June 10, 2015

Jeff Owen will rejoin Dollar General Corp. as executive VP of store operations effective June 15.

June 8, 2015

The Kroger Co. has promoted two executives in its Harris Teeter division, shifting one to the Kroger banner.

June 3, 2015

Ace Hardware Corp. has promoted senior director of IT business systems Rick Williams to the position of VP of information technology (IT).

June 2, 2015

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is hiring Mark Mathews as VP of research development and industry analysis.

June 2, 2015

Vera Bradley, Inc. announced that Theresa Palermo has been named executive VP, CMO, effective June 22.

May 30, 2015

Chain Store Age announced the selection of the Advisory Board for SPECS/2016, an annual event produced by CSA and attended by retail and food-service executives involved in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of stores and restaurants nationwide.

May 27, 2015

Domino's Pizza has announced several key internal leadership appointments and promotions, including naming Joe Jordan, 41, as VP and chief marketing officer.

May 27, 2015

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. has named Marcel Ostwald to the newly created role of senior VP, menswear.

May 15, 2015

The parent company of Albertson's, New Albertson's and Safeway (collectively Albertsons), AB Acquisition LLC, has appointed industry veteran Mark Panzer as senior VP of pharmacy, health and wellness, overseeing the company's 1,760 pharmacies in 34 states across the country.

May 13, 2015

Havertys has promoted Tim Simpson to assistant VP, IT development.

May 12, 2015

Scott D. Fitzgerald has been named VP of leasing and development at Cullinan Properties Ltd. Fitzgerald, who is based in Cullinan’s Chicago office, is responsible for pre-development activities for Waller Town Center in Waller, Texas and Avenue Shoppes at P-83 located in Peoria, Arizona, as well as other new development opportunities sought by Cullinan.

May 11, 2015

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

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 1, 2015

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

May 1, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is shuffling a number of key executives and also tinkering with its organizational structure.

April 30, 2015

Our fastest-growing acquirers bought fewer square feet than in 2013. But the deals may be even better.Editor’s Note: The 26th annual Chain Store Age survey of Fastest-Growing Acquirers surveyed retail square footage purchased during the 2014 calendar year.Retail real estate acquisitions slowed in 2014. The year’s five Fastest-Growing Acquirers purchased approximately 10 million fewer square feet than the top five bought in 2013.That may be a deceptive observation.

April 30, 2015

Sean Claessen, executive VP strategy and executive creative director, Bond Brand Loyalty, spoke with Chain Store Age about how retailers can build customer relationships and loyalty in the era of omnichannel engagement.