Urban Outfitters Hires Europe Exec
Philadelphia Urban Outfitters Inc. on Wednesday named James Bidwell managing director of Anthropologie in Europe, a new post created as the apparel retailer eyes expansion there.
Bidwell was formerly the CEO of Visit London, previously known as the London Tourist Board, and has also served as marketing director at U.K. department store operator Selfridges. Bidwell will be based in the company’s new London office.
Pep Boys Names Interim CEO to Permanent Spot
Philadelphia Pep Boys—Manny, Moe & Jack said Monday it named interim CEO Michael R. Odell its permanent CEO.
Odell was picked for the interim spot April 23 after the company’s previous CEO, Jeff Rachor, stepped down to become a principal in an automotive-dealership venture. Odell also sits on the company’s board of directors, Pep Boys said.
Charming Shoppes Appoints Fashion Bug President
Bensalem, Penn. Charming Shoppes Monday announced that Jay H. Levitt has been appointed president of the company’s Fashion Bug brand, effective immediately.
From 2001 through 2005, he was the president and CEO of May Merchandising and May Department Stores International, based in St. Louis. Previously, he had held the position of president and chief executive of Robinsons May.