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Talbots Announces Executive Appointments

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Hingham, Mass., As part of its strategy to strengthen and reinvigorate its core brand, The Talbots Inc. on Thursday announced that it has named two senior executives with extensive merchandising and design expertise.

The company appointed Michael Smaldone as chief creative officer of the Talbots brand. He most recently served as senior VP of design at Ann Taylor.

Additionally, it named Basha Cohen as executive VP, chief merchandising officer, Talbots brand. Cohen previously served as senior VP of women’s product development at J. Crew. He succeeds Hal Bosworth, who retired in July 2007.

Both executives will report directly to Trudy F. Sullivan, Talbots president and CEO.

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Staples Names TJX Chief to Board

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Framingham, Mass. Staples Inc. on Wednesday said it named the CEO of TJX Cos. to its board of directors. The appointment of Carol Meyrowitz, president and CEO of TJX Cos., brings the number of board members to 12.

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Dr. Reid is president of Wayne State University, an urban research university located in Detroit. He also serves as a director of Mack-Cali Realty Corp. and Handleman Corp., and sits on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Detroit branch).

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