Family Dollar names merchandise operations exec
Matthews, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores said Monday it has named Scott T. Zucker to the newly created position of SVP merchandise operations, charged with driving the strategy and execution of merchandise initiatives, category management, merchandise planning and replenishment.
Zucker, who joined Family Dollar in 2006 as divisional VP pricing, was promoted a year later to VP merchandise operations and most recently served as VP IT solutions.
Ascena names chief merchant for Maurices
Suffern, N.Y. — Ascena Retail Group, parent to the Lane Bryant, Maurices and Dressbarn banners among others, said Monday it has named Erin Stern EVP and chief merchandising officer of its Maurices brand, effective April 15.
Stern spent the majority of her career at Gap in the Old Navy division, and also served as chief merchant for Juicy Couture and president of Bebe Sport.
Saks names NYC flagship director
New York — Saks Fifth Avenue announced Monday that John Cruz has been named SVP and director of the New York City flagship store, effective April 29.
Cruz currently serves as VP and general manager of the company’s Beverly Hills store. He has worked at the NYC store before – as general manager 2005-2007 and VP and GM 2007-2010.
Cruz replaces Suzanne Stemper-Johnson, who is leaving Saks to pursue other interests.