July 24, 2014

American Apparel Inc. announced four new directors to its board, including the company’s first-ever female board member, Colleen Brown, a former CEO of Fisher Communications, and former Walgreens executive Joseph Magnacca, who took the reins as CEO of RadioShack last year.

July 22, 2014

Roman Kikta, managing partner and founder of Mobility Ventures, has joined Tantrum Street’s board of directors and will provide strategic guidance for the retail technology startup as it rolls out its Cartwheel Register mobile checkout app and Skip Wallet digital wallet app to the North American market.

June 20, 2014

John Donahoe, 54, president and CEO of EBay Inc., has been appointed to the board of directors of Nike Inc.

June 16, 2014

Elaine D. Crowley, 55, was appointed to the Stage Stores Inc. board of directors.

May 12, 2014

Build-A-Bear Workshop said that Michael Shaffer has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.

March 13, 2014

Stephen Smith, former co-CEO of the Toronto-based restaurant chain owner and operator Cara Operations Limited, has been elected to the CST Brands' board of directors.

February 19, 2014

Digital coupon provider VisibleBrands has added former Procter & Gamble VP Jan Murley to its board of directors, while former Safeway Stores board member Rebecca Stirn was added to the company’s advisory council.

January 31, 2014

Dennis Hernreich, executive VP, COO and CFO of Destination XL Group Inc., has resigned to pursue new challenges and board member John E. Kyees has been named interim CFO.

December 19, 2013

Cesar L. Alvarez, co-chairman of the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been elected to membership on the Sears Holdings board of directors.

November 19, 2013

At the conclusion of the current fiscal year on December 31, RadioShack will align its fiscal year-end to a traditional 52-week retail calendar with the fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to January 31st. RadioShack says this is the format used by the majority of retailers today.

November 18, 2013

Angela F. Braly, 52, has been named to the Lowe’s board of directors, with a term expiring at Lowe’s 2014 annual meeting of shareholders.

October 28, 2013

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. has named board member Daniel W. Dienst, who most recently served as CEO of Sims Metal Management, as CEO.

September 3, 2013

Brinker International chairman Doug Brooks and First Horizon National Corp. CEO Bryan Jordan were elected to the AutoZone board of directors.

August 21, 2013

Gap Inc. said that Cisco Systems executive Padmasree Warrior will join its board of directors on Sept. 30.

August 12, 2013

Office Depot and OfficeMax have narrowed their list of CEO candidates to five, and expect to have the person in place in September.

July 31, 2013

Allen I. Questrom, who has held CEO and other senior executive positions at several major retailers in the past 40 years, has joined the board of directors of The Men’s Wearhouse.

June 27, 2013

Expansion was the talk of the aisles in the Las Vegas convention center, as the International Council of Shopping Centers hosted its annual RECon global real estate convention May 19-22.

"We never really had a downturn," said Stephen Gallant, VP facilities development with Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, in the Women's Special Interest Group presentation "Retail: The Next Wave."

"We opened an average of 50 stores a year during the recession, and are continuing to gather strength in the more recent months and years," he noted.

June 26, 2013

Brad Smith, president and CEO of Intuit Inc., has joined the board of directors of Nordstrom.

June 3, 2013

Brown Shoe Co. said Monday that president and CEO Diane Sullivan has been named chairman of the board, effective Feb. 2, 2014.

May 17, 2013

Online jewelry retailer Blue Nile has appointed Mindy Meads to its board of directors. Meads previously served as co-CEO of Aeropostale and president and CEO of Victoria’s Secret, among other executive posts in a 35-year apparel retail career. She also serves on the board of Wet Seal.

April 26, 2013

Supervalu has elected Rite Aid chairman, president and CEO John Standley and Cerberus COO and general counsel Mark A. Neporent to its board of directors.


November 2, 2012

C-store chain Sheetz announced that Joe Sheetz will assume the role of president and CEO, and current president and CEO Stan Sheetz will become chairman of the board, effective October 2013.

October 16, 2012

The Children's Place Retail Stores has named Tricia Griffith to the company's board of directors.

February 3, 2012

Aeropostale said Friday it has appointed seven-year board member Karin Hirtler-Garvey as chairman of the board, replacing Julian R. Geiger who has stepped down as chairman and resigned from the board.