The Children’s Place Names New Execs
Secaucus, N.J., The Children’s Place Retail Stores announced the appointments of Tara Poseley as president, Disney Store, and Jill Kronenberg as senior VP, GMM, The Children’s Place. Poseley, 41, will join in September, while Kronenberg, 37, will join in October.
Poseley most recently served as president and CEO of Design Within Reach and previously served as senior VP of GapKids/babyGap. Kronenberg spent nine years with Aeropostale in increasing roles of responsibility within merchandising and most recently served as GMM of the JIMMY’Z division.
HMV Names New CEO
London, Britain’s HMV Group plc has appointed Simon Fox as CEO, effective Sept. 28. Fox, most recently COO of electrical-goods retailer Kesa Electricals plc, will take over the role from Alan Giles at the company’s annual meeting in September.
Jo-Ann Stores Names New Executive VP
Hudson, Ohio, Jo-Ann Stores appointed Travis Smith to serve as executive VP, merchandising and marketing, effective July 31. Most recently, Smith was senior VP of general merchandise of Fred Meyer. Smith has also had a variety of merchandising and marketing responsibilities at Fred Meyer Stores and May Department Stores.