Macy’s Names New CEO

Cincinnati — The board of directors of Macy’s, Inc. has unanimously elected Jeff Gennette as chief executive officer, effective March 23, 2017. A 30-year veteran of Macy's, Gennette succeeds Terry J. Lundgren, who will continue as executive chairman.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. Names CEO

Franklin, Tenn. — CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, has named Jason Marker as the company’s new chief executive officer. Most recently president of Kentucky Fried Chicken® U.S. (KFC), Marker has extensive domestic and international QSR experience. He is expected to start as CEO in April.

Kroger Names President of Fred Meyer Stores

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. has named Joe Grieshaber as its new president of Fred Meyer Stores, replacing Jeff Burt, who resigned on March 20, 2017 to become Target Corporation’s senior vice president of grocery, fresh food and beverage. Grieshaber had been serving as president of Kroger's Columbus, Ohio, division.

Lands’ End Names New CEO

Dodgeville, Wis. — Jerome Griffith has been hired as chief executive officer of Lands' End, Inc. Griffith most recently served as president and chief executive officer at Tumi Holdings, Inc. He has also joined the Lands' End board of directors.

Interface Names Chief Financial Officer

Atlanta — Interface, Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of modular carpet, has appointed Bruce Hausmann as its new vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 10, 2017. He joins Interface from Aramark Corporation.

DineEquity, Inc. Names President Of Applebee's

Glendale, Calif. — DineEquity, Inc., the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, has appointed John Cywinski as president, Applebee's, effective March 9, 2017. He rejoins the company from Brinker International.

DineEquity CFO Resigns

Glendale, Calif. — DineEquity, Inc., the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP®, has accepted the resignation of its chief financial officer, Thomas W. Emrey, effective March 15, 2017. Emrey is leaving to accept the CFO position at Munchkin, Inc., a leading global infant products lifestyle brand.

Togo's Names Chief Concept Officer

San Jose, Calif. — Togo's Eateries, LLC has named Glenn Lunde chief concept officer (CCO). Lunde joins Togo's with more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant and retail business. He will lead marketing, brand strategy and concept development for the sandwich chain.  

Mattress Firm Hires New CMO

Houston — Mattress Firm, the nation's largest specialty bedding retailer, has hired Sicily Dickenson as the company's chief marketing officer (CMO).

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