Gap Inc. No Longer Pursuing Separation of Old Navy

San Francisco — Gap Inc. no longer intends to separate Old Navy into a standalone public company. Additionally, the company has announced that Neil Fiske, president and CEO of Gap brand, will leave the company. “The plan to separate was

Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group Names VP, Finance

Hudson, Wis. — Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG) recently named Erik Meyer vice president of finance, reporting directly to Kevin Fink, president of Standex RSG. In his new role, Meyer will be instrumental in leading the RSG finance team across

First Watch Hires First Chief Transformation Officer

Bradenton, Fla. — Award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch concept First Watch has hired Greg Barber as its new chief transformation officer. In this newly created role, Barber is responsible for leading strategy development and will partner with First Watch’s key

Hudson’s Bay Company Names New President

Toronto — Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) has appointed Iain Nairn as president, effective January 12, 2020. A highly accomplished retail executive, Nairn has a remarkable track record of driving profitable growth and transformational change at a wide variety of retailers,

Jack in the Box Inc. Promotes 3 Executives

San Diego — Jack in the Box Inc. has promoted three of its executives: Adrienne Ingoldt to senior vice president, chief brand and experience officer; Jennifer Kennedy to senior vice president, chief product and innovation officer; and Sarah Super to

Farmer Boys Names New SVP of Operations

Riverside, Calif. — Farmer Boys®, a farm fresh fast-casual concept, has added restaurant industry veteran Dave Wetzel as its new senior vice president of operations. In this role, Wetzel is responsible for overseeing both company and franchise restaurant operations. He

Duro-Last Welcomes New Directors of Marketing and National Accounts

Saginaw, Mich. — Duro-Last, Inc. has welcomed Andrea Fisher as the director of marketing and Dan Ervin as the director of national accounts. Fisher will oversee and execute the branding and marketing initiatives for all John R. Burt Enterprises’ companies.

The Michaels Companies Appoints Former Walmart Executive as New CEO

Irving, Texas — The Michaels Companies, Inc. has named Ashley Buchanan, an experienced retail executive from Walmart, as its new president and chief executive officer designate and appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective January 6, 2020. He will

Bed Bath & Beyond Makes Extensive Changes to Leadership Team

Union, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is undergoing an extensive restructure of its leadership team, including the departure of six senior members. The moves reflect the priorities of Bed Bath & Beyond’s new president and CEO, Mark Tritton,

Macy’s President Steps Down

Cincinnati — Macy’s, Inc. has announced that Hal Lawton, president of the Macy’s brand business, has resigned, effective December 6, 2019. He joined Macy’s as president in September 2017. “Hal has made significant contributions to the business over the past

Beall’s, Inc. Names Matt Beall as Next CEO

Bradenton, Fla. — Bradenton, Fla.-based retailer Beall’s, Inc. has named Robert Matthews Beall III (Matt) as its next chief executive officer. He is the fourth in a succession of leaders from the Beall family that have guided the company for

Let’s Pave Welcomes New Employees

Oak Brook, Ill. — Let’s Pave, LLC, a leading national provider of specialized paving services and solutions, has hired three new employees to help lead its growing sales team and accounting department. Jim Breech, director of business development, has more

JCPenney Hires New SVP, Chief Digital Officer

Plano, Texas — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has hired Karl Walsh, an executive with more than 18 years of e-commerce expertise, as senior vice president, chief digital officer. Walsh will report to Shawn Gensch, executive vice president, chief customer

Destination XL Group, Inc. Appoints Chief Digital Officer

Canton, Mass. — Destination XL Group, Inc., a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of men’s Big + Tall clothing and shoes, has added Ujjwal Dhoot to its team as chief digital officer, effective December 16, 2019. He will report to Erica

Office Depot CFO to Depart in January 2020

Boca Raton, Fla. — Joseph T. Lower, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Office Depot, Inc., intends to leave the company on January 10, 2020. He will assume the role of chief financial officer at AutoNation, Inc. “We

Fulham Taps Industry Veteran to Head OEM Sales Team

Hawthorne, Calif. — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has appointed Edwin Reyes as director of OEM sales and business development. In his new role, Reyes will oversee

Krystal Adds New Leadership to Improve Operations

Atlanta — The Krystal Company has hired two senior executives with extensive QSR experience to lead its ongoing revitalization plan. Tim Ward fills the newly created position of president and chief operating officer, and Bruce Vermilyea joins the brand as chief financial

Motili Appoints New CEO

Denver — Motili, a leading real estate technology solutions company, has appointed Karl Pomeroy as its new chief executive officer. He brings more than 30 years in HVAC sales and management to the helm at Motili. Previously, Pomeroy held the

Gap Inc. Chief Executive Officer to Step Down

San Francisco — Gap Inc.’s president and chief executive officer, Art Peck, will step down from his position and from the company’s board. Peck will leave Gap after a brief transition. Effective immediately, Robert J. Fisher, the company’s current non-executive

Service Management Group Hires SVP, Retail Customer Engagement

Kansas City, Mo. — Service Management Group (SMG), a global customer, patient and employee experience management provider to more than 500 brands, has hired customer experience practitioner and thought leader Brian Dennis as senior vice president, retail customer engagement. He

Eggs Up Grill Names VP of Franchise Development

Spartanburg, S.C. — Eggs Up Grill has appointed Todd Owen as its new vice president of franchise development. Owen brings a rich background in successful franchise development, leading sales and business development with brands that included Qdoba Mexican Eats, spearheading

Specialty F&B and Hospitality Expert Joins Cushman & Wakefield  

Philadelphia — Global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield has welcomed food, beverage and hospitality industry veteran Chef Michael Traud, J.D., Ed.D., to its national Specialty F&B, Entertainment & Hospitality Consulting team. In his new role as specialty

DWM Construction & Renovation Creates New Role

Latham, N.Y. — DWM Construction & Renovation has promoted Andrew Carnes to field project manager and on-site trainer. Carnes previously served as project manager, where he was responsible for overseeing and completing projects on time and to customers’ satisfaction. Carnes

MC Group Merges with Icon

Mentor, Ohio — MC Group and Icon have merged to form one of the largest brand implementation companies in the United States. The combined organization now provides comprehensive signage, construction, energy and maintenance solutions to some of the nation’s largest