Blue Square-Israel CEO Kalimi Resigns
New York City Israeli supermarket retailer Blue Square-Israel Ltd. said Monday that CEO Zeev Kalimi resigned after less than three months at the helm.
The board appointed Uri Falach, VP of trade, as interim CEO until a permanent replacement is found.
Deb Shops Names Questrom as Nonexecutive Chairman
Philadelphia Veteran retailer Allen Questrom, the former CEO of J.C. Penney, Federated Department Stores and Barneys New York, has been named nonexecutive chairman at Deb Shops Inc.
The announcement was made by Prospect Capital Corp., which has invested in the takeover of the formerly public Deb Shops this year by the Lee Equity Partners private-equity firm.
Claire’s Names Exec VP
Pembroke Pines, Fla., Claire’s Stores has hired James Conroy to serve as executive VP of the company.
Conroy will oversee global strategic planning and implementation, information technology and international franchising and joint ventures, with each senior VP responsible for these areas reporting to him directly.
Conroy has 10 years of management consulting experience and became a principal at Kurt Salmon Associates in 2005. Recently, he had been working as a full-time consultant to Claire’s.