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.
Executive VP Tom Taylor to Leave The Home Depot
Atlanta, The Home Depot announced that Tom Taylor, executive VP of merchandising and marketing, has decided to leave the company at the end of the year. Taylor will continue to lead the company’s merchandising and marketing initiatives throughout the year, and will assist in the selection and transition of his replacement. In addition, Taylor and Home Depot intend to enter into a longer-term consulting agreement following his departure.