Executive Promotions at Stein Mart
Jacksonville, Fla., Stein Mart has promoted D. Hunt Hawkins, senior VP of human resources, to executive VP, operations. In his new position, he will have responsibility for store operations and human resources.
In addition, the chain appointed William A. Moll, general merchandising manager women’s ready-to-wear, to executive VP and chief merchandising officer. He will have responsibility for all buying, planning and allocations functions.
Gottschalks to Close Store in Seattle
Fresno, Calif., Gottschalks Inc. announced it will close its store in last remaining location in the Seattle metro area at the end of the month. The costs associated with the closing are estimated to be approximately $370,000 on an after-tax basis.
Apple Updating Store Design
San Francisco, Apple will introduce new design features at its retail stores later this month, according to a report in Wednesday’s San Francisco Business Times. The updated features drawn from Apple’s flagship on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, will be unveiled Sept. 23 at new stores in Providence, R.I., and Columbia, Md.