Retailers Among Fortune’s ‘Best Companies’
New York City Wegmans, Starbucks and Whole Foods were among the retailers featured on Fortune’s 2008 “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.
Other retailers that made the list include Nugget Markets, eBay, The Container Store, Stew Leonard’s, Recreational Equipment, Nordstrom, CarMax and Publix.
Out of the retailers listed, Wegmans was the only one that retained its No. 3 position from the previous year. Starbucks (No. 7), Nugget Markets (No. 12) Whole Foods (No. 16), Stew Leonard’s (No. 26), and CarMax (No. 46) all jumped to higher positions on the list. Recreational Equipment (No. 34), Nordstrom (No. 36) and Publix (No. 91) had dropped from their previous spots.
The Container Store, which was included in the top ten in 2007, fell to the 20th position in 2008.
eBay, which did not appear on the 2007 list, was No. 68 in 2008.
Gap’s Chief Legal Officer Resigns
San Francisco, Calif., Gap Inc. said Tuesday that its chief legal and administrative officer, Lauri Shanahan, plans to leave the company, effective March 31.
Shanahan has been with the specialty apparel retailer since 1992. During her tenure, she held various positions and increased her responsibilities within a variety of areas, including real estate, social responsibility, government affairs and public policy, loss prevention and The Gap Foundation.
She became general counsel in 1998 and corporate secretary in 2000.
Talbots Strengthens Merchandising Team
Hingham, Mass., Talbots Inc., announced Tuesday that Lizanne Kindler was appointed senior VP of merchandising, general merchandise manager of the Talbots brand.
In her new role, Kindler will oversee the merchandising strategy and development of Talbots’ brand apparel, shoe and accessory businesses.
Kindler was previously senior VP, general merchandising manager of Ann Taylor LOFT.