Bebe stores names CFO; eliminating COO position
Brisbane, Calif. — Bebe stores announced that it has promoted Liyuan Woo to the position of CFO.
Woo will succeed Walter J. Parks, COO and CFO, who is departing the company effective May 3. The COO position will be eliminated and CEO Steve Birkhold will assume the COO responsibilities.
Woo, who currently serves as the company’s principal accounting officer and VP-corporate controller, has been with Bebe stores since 2010. She will also retain the principal accounting officer title and will be responsible for global finance, accounting, treasury, tax, compliance, planning and strategic corporate development.
DSW set to open first South Carolina store
Columbus, Ohio — Footwear/accessories retailer DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse is opening a new store in Columbia, S.C., on May 2. This will mark the entry of the DSW brand into South Carolina.
The company operates 375 stores in 41 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as 347 leased departments for other U.S. retailers.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery plans store redesign
Memphis — Specialty restaurant operator Perkins Restaurant & Bakery is launching a store remodeling initiative that will include more than 20 corporate locations in the first half of 2013 and then expand to franchise locations.
The remodel package, designed by Louis & Partners Design, will encompass external and internal changes. Perkins operates 416 restaurants in 34 states and Canada.