Blaze Pizza Names Focus Brands President as its New CEO

Los Angeles — Blaze Pizza, the nation’s leading fast-casual franchise pizza brand, has appointed Beto Guajardo as its new president and chief executive officer. Guajardo formerly served as president of Focus Brands International. Guajardo joins Blaze Pizza after overseeing the

Dollar Tree, Inc. Names Chief Development Officer

Chesapeake, Va. — Dollar Tree, Inc. has added Pedro Voyer to its executive leadership team as the company’s new chief development officer. He has more than two decades of executive leadership experience in the restaurant industry — from Starbucks to

Maximizing The Experience

— By Jon Jaggers — Cross-pollinating your retail experience: store-within-a-store, dual brands, and sub-brands.   In today’s retail climate, many customers are looking for experiences beyond the store. These days, more and more brands are partnering with other businesses to

REI Co-op Expands Leadership Team

Seattle — REI Co-op has made two additions to its senior leadership team. Sylvia Wilks joined REI on May 23 as the company’s first senior vice president, chief supply chain officer. Minnie Alexander will begin her role as vice president,

JCPenney Names Chief Marketing Officer

Lewisville, Texas — JCPenney has appointed John Aylward as chief marketing officer (CMO), effective June 6, 2022. Aylward will help advance the company’s omnichannel strategy to deliver a modern, seamless experience across stores and digital. He will lead the marketing