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Gordon Bros. names managing director

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Boston — Gordon Bros. Group said Tuesday it has named Leonard R. Polivy as managing director in the Retail Division.

Polivy began his jewelry career with Gordon Bros. in the mid-1980s and then went on to become president of a wholesale diamond company. He also held other management positions and worked on valuing and restructuring clients within the jewelry sector before returning to Gordon Bros. in 2009.

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Wet Seal taps Gap veteran Seipel as president and COO

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Foothill Ranch, Calif. — The Wet Seal announced Monday that it has hired Ken Seipel as president and COO, effective March 28.

Seipel will report to CEO Susan P. McGalla.

Seipel was previously president and chief merchandise/marketing officer of Pamida Discount Stores LLC, a regional general merchandise discount retailer. Prior to that, he was executive VP of stores, operations and store design for the Old Navy division of Gap.

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The Bargain Shops names Dollar General exec as CEO

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Toronto — Canadian discounter The Bargain Shops said Tuesday it has hired Beryl Jack Buley, former division president of Dollar General Corp., as its CEO.

The retailer said it is prepping for Target Corp.’s takeover of former Zellers stores across Canada in two years, which could shift some of Bargain Shop customers over to Target.

According to an Associated Press report, however, Buley said he is not worried about the impending competition from Target, saying that “enormous opportunity” remains in Canada.

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