December 10, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores has promoted Judith McKenna to COO for Walmart U.S., effective immediately.

December 9, 2014

Conn’s Inc. has named VP and chief accounting officer Mark Haley as interim CFO in the wake of the departure of former CFO Brian Taylor. The company also reported a net loss of $3.06 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, compared to net income of $24.38 million a year earlier, missing Wall Street expectations.

November 18, 2014

Pacific Sunwear of California announced the appointment of Amber Fredman-Tarshis as its senior VP and chief marketing officer.  She most recently served as CMO of Guess?. Fredman-Tarshis’ background also includes executive roles at Puma, Warner Bros., Victoria's Secret.

November 13, 2014

BH Properties has announced the hire of Andrew Van Tuyle as chief acquisition officer. In this role, Van Tuyle will be responsible for the firm’s property and debt acquisitions throughout the Southwest.

November 11, 2014

Robert Craves, 72, a founding officer of Costco, died last week shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. 

November 11, 2014

Outdoor outfitter REI has added a chief creative officer slot, and hired Ben Steele to fill the position, effective Jan. 1.

November 10, 2014

RetailNext Inc., a leader in applied Big Data for physical retail, named Marc Dietz as its chief marketing officer. 

November 6, 2014

Target Corp. has named Jacqueline Hourigan Rice as senior VP, chief risk and compliance officer. Rice is a 17-year veteran of General Motors, where she most recently served as chief compliance officer.

October 29, 2014

Harry J. Wilson, founder and CEO of The MAEVA Group, will serve as the chief revitalization officer of RadioShack, reporting to RadioShack CEO Joe Magnacca and the RadioShack board.

September 25, 2014

The Wet Seal named Jon Kubo as executive VP and chief digital officer, a newly created position, effective Oct. 6.

September 22, 2014

Haggar Clothing Co. has hired Eve Richey as chief digital officer, effective Sept. 15.

September 19, 2014

GNC Holdings named Jeffrey R. Hennion as executive VP, chief marketing and e-commerce officer.

September 9, 2014

Ernest LaPorte has joined Ascena Retail Group Inc. as senior VP/chief accounting officer.

September 5, 2014

Instagram has become a mainstream social media tool for retailers. However, while most retailers limit their Instagram usage to maintaining an official page or encouraging customers to post photos with Instagram hashtags as part of promotional campaigns, some retailers are more forward-thinking in their Instagram approach.

September 3, 2014

Chute Gerdeman, a global design consultancy, announced an expanded executive team, including the appointment of Brian Shafley as CEO.

August 13, 2014

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. has appointed Jennifer Kretchmar as chief product officer.

August 11, 2014

Sears Holdings announced that Alasdair James has joined the company as president and chief member officer for the Kmart business.

August 5, 2014

Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer of TripAdvisor, has been appointed to the XO Group board of directors and will serve as an independent director on the board's Compensation Committee.

July 25, 2014

The board of directors of Roundy’s Inc. has named Michael Turzenski, currently Roundy’s group VP and chief accounting officer, as group VP, CFO.

July 22, 2014

Julie Lyle, chief marketing officer of Hhgregg, has been named the 2015 chairperson for the Global Retail Marketing Association (GRMA) Advisory Board, an association for C-level executives from global retailers.

July 8, 2014

HSN Inc. (HSNi) is promoting chief marketing officer Bill Brand to president of HSN, effective immediately.

July 8, 2014

Rita's Italian Ice, has appointed Eric Taylor, a 15-plus-year franchise industry veteran, as senior VP and chief development officer to lead the company’s franchise development and growth.

July 8, 2014

Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC has named Monica Schwartz as chief global digital and e-commerce officer.

July 1, 2014

Signet Jewelers Ltd. on Tuesday announced that Theo Killion, CEO and president of its newly acquired Zale division, has resigned, effective July 31.