Chief merchandising officer leaves Citi Trends
Savannah, Ga. — Citi Trends announced the resignation of Elizabeth R. Feher, the company’s executive VP and chief merchandising officer.
Ed Anderson, the company’s board chairman, will temporarily resume his previous role as executive chairman and, in that capacity, oversee merchandising and marketing while the retailer searches for a chief merchant.
Harry & David’s names Craig Johnson as CEO
Medford, Ore. — Harry & David Holdings has named Craig Johnson as its CEO.
Johnson most recently served as chief supply chain officer of Guitar Center. Prior to that, he was CEO of Musician’s Friend, a Guitar Center subsidiary. He has also held positions at Oriental Trading Co., Golfsmith International Holdings, and Coldwater Creek.
The company exited Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection last month.
"With its successful restructuring now complete, improved capital structure in place and an outstanding harvest and holiday gift selection, the company is poised for a successful holiday season," Johnson said in a statement.
IBM Retail Group names new president
Strongsville, Ohio — The IBM Retail User Group has named Giant Eagle veteran Ron Ferri as its new president. The announcement was named at the group’s recent board of directors and 35th Annual Conference planning meeting in Las Vegas.
Ferri, a business process consultant with the supermarket chain, has participated in the IBM Retail Users Group for 12 years.