Union, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has appointed Mary-Farrell Tarbox and Ann-Marie Clendenin as regional vice presidents (RVP) for the Central and East regions, respectively, effective October 26, 2020. Both will report directly to Gregg Melnick, executive vice president and chief stores officer. Tarbox will be responsible for over 350 of Bed Bath & Beyond’s retail stores across 22 states, while Clendenin will oversee another approximately 200 stores across 12 states.
Tarbox and Clendenin will work with Melnick and his team to execute a cultural shift in the way Bed Bath & Beyond manages store operations and teams, to encourage greater centralization, agility and a more customer-inspired response as the company makes significant investments in stores in the coming years.
“We’re rapidly changing the way we serve our digital-first customers, using our stores as a strategic asset to deliver an omni-always experience,” says Melnick. “Mary-Farrell has an extraordinary track record driving transformation at industry-leading retailers, and her deep expertise in human resources and store operations will allow us to increase the pace of change in our business. At the same time, Ann-Marie brings a wealth of global omnichannel retail experience that will allow us to accelerate the implementation of new technologies and processes to serve our customers even better in future.”
Prior to joining Bed Bath & Beyond, Tarbox held multiple roles at Crate & Barrel Holdings, including as vice president for stores. Most recently, she was senior vice president for human resources. Prior to Crate & Barrel, she held senior store operations roles at Petsmart, Inc. and Target Corporation.
Clendenin joins Bed Bath & Beyond after serving as president of U.S. retail for Aritzia, prior to which she spent more than 8 years at the Kate Spade organization as vice president for global omnichannel operations. Before this, she held senior roles at Aeropostale, including as director of field operations. Clendenin also worked at Bed Bath & Beyond as general manager from 2002 to 2003.
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and subsidiaries is an omnichannel retailer that sells a wide assortment of merchandise in the Home, Baby, Beauty and Wellness markets.
SOURCE: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.