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J.C. Penney hires former Abercrombie VP as director of visual merchandising

BY Staff Writer

New York — J.C. Penney Co. has hired Brandon Tonniges, a former Abercrombie & Fitch Co. executive, as director of visual merchandising, Bloomberg reported.

Tonniges was a VP in Abercrombie’s “brand senses” division, described on the chain’s website as the “creative force” behind its store experience, according to the report.

Tonniges will report to a VP under Michael Fisher, who was named SVP visual presentation in March.

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R.Von says:
Mar-15-2013 12:15 pm

Without a doubt, he will be an asset to the company. But of course, he still needs to prove this with his work. - Rich Von Alvensleben

R.Von says:
Mar-15-2013 12:15 pm

Without a doubt, he will be an asset to the company. But of course, he still needs to prove this with his work. - Rich Von Alvensleben

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Dec-27-2012 10:07 pm

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Dec-27-2012 10:07 pm

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Amazon and Kohl’s execs among those honored by NRF

BY Staff Writer

Washington, D.C. — Executives at Amazon, Kohl’s, Crocs and Lululemon have been named recipients of the National Retail Federation’s annual awards. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos received the Gold Medal Award, recognized for serving the industry with distinction and achieving a national reputation for excellence.

Kohl’s senior EVP logistics Ken Bonning received the Silver Plaque Award. The award is presented to a senior executive with an NRF member company or retail-related organization who has achieved prominence in his or her individual field, and who has shown outstanding leadership in his or her NRF council or committee work, making a major contribution to the retail industry or to NRF.


Crocs president and CEO John McCarvel received the Retail Innovator of the Year Award, for successfully distinguishing himself as a retail pioneer through the use of new, innovative or imaginative techniques, formats or service.

Lululemon Athletica CEO Christine Day received the International Retailer of the Year Award for achieving international recognition for excellence in the company’s native country and internationally.


All award winners are selected by the NRF Award Committee.

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Jan-18-2013 10:30 am

This time the hard work of senior member proved a remarkable spot there... http://www.quintonic.fr

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Wal-Mart appoints general counsel amid bribery allegations in Mexico

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Bentonville, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced Thursday it has promoted Karen Roberts to EVP and general counsel, effective Feb. 1. Roberts’ predecessor Jeff Gearhart will focus his efforts on global compliance as Wal-Mart continues to deal with allegations of bribery in Mexico.

Roberts is a 17-year veteran of Wal-Mart and currently handles real estate operations for the retailer as EVP and president of Walmart Realty for Walmart U.S. In her new role, she will manage the legal department, which is responsible for handling all legal matters affecting the company in its domestic and international markets.

Prior to that, she was SVP and chief compliance officer for Walmart U.S.

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