Edible Arrangements Names New CFO

Wallingford, Conn. — Edible Arrangements International has named Tony DiPippa its new chief financial officer (CFO). DiPippa replaces former CFO George Wilson, who moves over to support Edible Arrangements founder and CEO Tariq Farid in the expansion of Edible Brands and his other ventures.

Aeropostale Executive Vice President Departs

New York City — Emilia Fabricant, executive vice president of merchandising at Aeropostale, Inc., is leaving the company. Effective immediately, the company's senior merchandising team will report to CEO Julian R. Geiger. There are no plans to seek a replacement for Fabricant at this time.

Shopko To Open 15 New Stores in July

Green Bay, Wis. — Continuing its path of growth, Shopko will open 15 new Shopko Hometown stores across eight states this July. The 15 new locations join 20 stores Shopko opened earlier this year and more than 15 additional stores the company plans to open in October.

Gap Inc. To Close 175 Stores

San Francisco — Gap Inc. plans to close about 175 specialty stores in North America over the next few years, with about 140 closures occurring this fiscal year. These changes will not impact Gap Outlet and Gap Factory Stores. The brand also will close a limited number of European stores.

ABG Acquires Frederick's Of Hollywood™

New York City — Authentic Brands Group, LLC (ABG), owner of a global portfolio of iconic fashion, sports and lifestyle, celebrity, media and entertainment brands, has purchased the iconic lingerie brand, Frederick's Of Hollywood™.

Orvis Names New President

Sunderland, Vt. — Perk Perkins, CEO of The Orvis Company Inc., has named the outdoor retailer's new president. William R. McLaughlin will succeed Raymond G. McCready, who will retire later this year. A former PepsiCo executive and CEO of Select Comfort Corporation, McLaughlin will assume the post on July 27, 2015.

Toys“R”Us Names New Chairman & CEO

Wayne, N.J. — Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, has appointed David A. Brandon as chairman and CEO, effective July 1, 2015, succeeding Antonio Urcelay, who will retire from the company.

Dollar General Opens 12,000th Store

Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Dollar General Corporation has opened its 12,000th store in the small, historic town of Juliette, Ga. Dollar General anticipates opening 730 new stores in 2015 and plans to remodel or relocate an additional 875 stores.

New Lolë Flagship Store to Open in Fall 2015

Montreal — Montreal-based activewear brand, Lolë, will open a new store this fall. Situated in the commercial epicenter of Montreal, the new Atelier (“workshop” in French) will be located at 954 Rue Ste-Catherine West. The store will serve as the city's flagship Lolë location.

Chico's FAS President & CEO To Retire in Spring 2016

Fort Myers, Fla. — Chico's FAS, Inc.’s president and CEO, David F. Dyer, intends to retire in spring 2016. He will continue in his present role until a successor is appointed. After a successor is named, Dyer will remain on the board in the newly-created role of vice chairman through his current term, which ends at the company's annual meeting of shareholders in June 2016.

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