Ahold Tax Exec Resigns
Zaandam, Netherlands, Ahold’s senior VP of tax is departing the company effective Feb. 21. Bart Kuper will leave the Dutch-based retailer to take a similar position outside of the retail industry with media company VNU. Ahold said his successor would be announced in due course.
Brooks Bros. Opens Second Store in Italy
Florence, Italy, Apparel retailer Brooks Bros. has opened a new flagship store in Florence, Italy, at Via della Vigna Nuova, an upscale shopping center. The company already operates a store in Milan, which opened in fall 2003. Brooks Bros. also operates international stores in Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan.
Wet Seal President Resigns
Foothill Ranch, Calif., Allan D. Haims quit his job at The Wet Seal. His resignation from the post of president of Wet Seal stores is effective immediately.
Earlier this month, Peter Whitford resigned from his job as CEO and chairman of the youth-oriented retailer. Joseph Decko, who has experience in finance and operations at retailers Disney Stores and Victoria’s Secret, currently serves as Wet Seal’s interim CEO.