Toys ‘R’ Us Not Cutting Back Seasonal Help
Wayne, N.J. Although many retailers are cutting back on their holiday staffing, Toys “R” Us is not one of them.
The chain announced Monday that it plans to hire approximately 35,000 seasonal employees in its toy stores nationwide. These hiring plans are equal to last year.
Ann Taylor Names New Execs
New York City Ann Taylor Stores has added two executives to join its Ann Taylor Stores Division team.
Lisa Axelson has been named senior VP of design, and Mary Kay O’Connor-Wente has been named senior VP, director of stores.
Previously, Axelson recently served as senior VP of design for Club Monaco since October 2005. She began her career at Gap, Inc., working on the Banana Republic and Gap brands for 10 years.
O’Connor-Wente was most recently zone VP, west for Express. Prior to Express, O’Connor-Wente served in various field-leadership roles during her 15-year tenure at Victoria’s Secret.
The Pantry Names VP, Food Service
Sanford, N.C. The Pantry has appointed Brandon Frampton, VP of food service. Frampton will oversee the company’s Quick Service Restaurants operation, which consists of 239 company-operated restaurants that include 105 Subway locations. He will also oversee the expansion of the company’s convenience store food-service offerings.
Frampton joined The Pantry from Pilot Travel Centers LLC, where he managed multiple concepts, including Subway, Dairy Queen, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Taco Bell and KFC. Most recently, Brandon was the national restaurant operations manager.