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.
Jo-Ann Stores Names New CEO
Hudson, Ohio, Jo-Ann Stores Inc. on Wednesday named Darrell Webb as chairman, president and CEO, effective July 24. Webb was previously president of grocer Kroger Co.’s Fred Meyer division. He replaces Alan Rosskamm, who is retiring as chairman, president and CEO but staying on as a board member.