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Staples, Inc. Names Senior VP

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Framingham, Mass. Staples has appointed Mark Mettler to senior VP, general merchandising manager, consumer technology and seasonal supplies.

Mettler previously served as VP, general merchandise manager at Sears Roebuck and Co. He joined Sears in 1993 and assumed increasing levels of responsibility for merchandising across product categories.

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Gordon Segal to Step Down as CEO of Crate & Barrel

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Northbrook, Ill. Crate and Barrel co-founder and CEO Gordon Segal announced Tuesday that Barbara A. Turf, president of Crate and Barrel, will succeed him at the chain on May 1.

Turf has spent the majority of her career partnering with Segal in the leadership and strategic direction of the company. Though Segal will no longer direct Crate and Barrel’s day-to-day operations, he will assume the title of chairman and will continue as a key advisor and counselor.

“I have relished every moment of the last 45 years,” Segal stated. “However, I also recognize that transition and change are key to the growth of any retail business, and I want to give Barbara Turf and other talented members of our executive team their well-deserved opportunity to take Crate and Barrel into the future.”

Prior to becoming president of Crate and Barrel in 1996, Turf held the post of executive VP of merchandising and marketing for many years, maintaining responsibility for all aspects of product selection and branding.

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Circuit City Appoints VP for New Business Development

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Richmond, Va., Circuit City Stores Tuesday announced that Jeffrey S. Stone has joined the company as executive VP, new business development. His responsibilities will include overseeing the growth of the chain’s new retail concept, The City.

Stone, 51, was most recently president and COO of Tivoli Audio, LLC, a manufacturer of high-end audio devices. Prior to Tivoli, Stone spent 15 years at Tweeter Home Entertainment Group.

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