Foot Locker Promotes Two Executives

New York City — Foot Locker, Inc., the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, has promoted Stephen D. (Jake) Jacobs to executive vice president and CEO, North America, and Lewis P. Kimble to executive vice president and CEO, International, both effective February 29, 2016.

Two Key Executives To Retire From Kroger

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co.’s Jay Cummins, president of the company's Smith's division, and Marnette Perry, senior vice president for retail operations and strategic initiatives, plan to retire on April 29, 2016 after 44 years with the company.

Federal Signal Appoints SVP, Safety and Security Systems Group

Oak Brook, Ill. — Federal Signal Corporation, a leader in environmental and safety solutions, has promoted Matthew B. Brady to the position of senior vice president of its Safety and Security Systems Group (SSG). In this new role, Brady will lead all aspects of SSG's businesses based in North America. Brady joined the company in 2006, serving most recently as vice president and general manager of the Integrated Systems Division within SSG.

Carrabba's Italian Grill Names New President

Tampa, Fla. — Bloomin' Brands, Inc. has appointed Mike Kappitt as president of Carrabba's Italian Grill. In this role, Kappitt will be responsible for leading the operations and development of the Carrabba's brand in the United States. Kappitt most recently served as the senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Bloomin' Brands.

Scooter's Coffee Bolsters Executive Team; Plans 25 Locations in 2016

Omaha, Neb. — After a record-breaking year of expansion in 2015, Scooter's Coffee is positioning itself for even more growth in 2016. The national franchise has made significant changes to its executive team, which will equip the company with the industry expertise and resources it needs to accelerate its strategic growth plan.

FireKing Appoints Executive Vice President – Sales and Marketing

New Albany, Ind. — FireKing Security Group has hired Jim Poteet as executive vice president – sales and marketing, reporting to CEO Mark Essig. With more than 24 years of experience, Poteet will have over-arching sales and marketing responsibility for all safe product and commercial service activities at FireKing.

Togo's Promotes Two C-Level Executives

San Jose, Calif. — Togo's Eateries, LLC has promoted two senior vice presidents to c-level positions. Susan Koch, former senior vice president of finance, has been named chief financial officer, and Todd Peterson, former senior vice president of franchise development, has been named chief development officer. Koch and Peterson will continue to play instrumental roles in the revitalization and expansion of Togo's.

Smashburger Appoints New Chief Development Officer

Denver — Smashburger, the rapidly expanding better burger restaurant, has named Michael J. Nolan as its new executive vice president – chief development officer. Nolan will oversee the company's development (real estate, construction, design, facilities), franchise sales and IT departments, effective immediately.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Welcomes New CFO

Los AngelesThe Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has appointed Jeff Harris as chief financial officer. A veteran finance executive with nearly 30 years of experience, Harris will oversee all financial functions of the company, as well as the supply chain, human resource, risk management and legal teams. He will report directly to President and CEO John Fuller.

Massage Envy Names New CEO

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Massage Envy, the national leader in massage and skincare services, has hired Joseph C. Magnacca as its new chief executive officer. Former CEO Dave Crisalli will continue to serve the business as a member of its board.

Kroger Names President of Fred Meyer Stores

Cincinnati — Lynn Gust, the president of Portland, Ore.-based Fred Meyer Stores, plans to retire and Jeff Burt has been promoted to succeed him. Burt currently serves as president of The Kroger Co.’s central division.

Finish Line Names New CEO

Indianapolis — Sam Sato will succeed Glenn Lyon as chief executive officer of The Finish Line, Inc., effective February 28, 2016. Lyon, who currently serves as CEO and chairman of the board, will serve as executive chairman of the board through the end of calendar year 2016. At the beginning of 2017, Lyon will transition to the role of non-executive chairman of the board.

Sport Clips Names VP of Operations

Georgetown, Texas — Gordon Edward Logan has been named vice president of operations for Sport Clips Haircuts. Prior to joining the company’s executive leadership, Logan served as senior director of operations for Sport Clips under Connie Boltinghouse, who previously served as vice president of operations and is retiring after a long and successful career in the franchise industry, having held positions with The Barbers, as well as Regis Corporation, prior to working at Sport Clips.

Target Corporation Names Chief Stores Officer

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has promoted Janna Potts to executive vice president, chief stores officer. Potts will be responsible for the leadership of Target’s 1,805 stores across the United States. Potts will replace Tina Tyler and will assume the position effective immediately. She will serve as a member of Target’s leadership team and will report to Target’s chief operating officer, John Mulligan.

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