Philadelphia — Urban Outfitters, Inc., a leading lifestyle products and services company which operates a portfolio of global consumer brands comprised of Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, FP Movement, Terrain, Urban Outfitters, Nuuly and Menus & Venues, has made key management changes.
Trish Donnelly, chief executive officer of the Urban Outfitters Group, will be leaving the company as of January 31, 2021, to pursue a new career opportunity. Sheila Harrington will become CEO for both Urban Outfitters Group and Free People Group. Additionally, Gabrielle Conforti, currently the chief merchandising officer for the Urban Outfitters brand, has been promoted to president, Urban Outfitters North America, and Emma Wisden will continue as managing director, Urban Outfitters Europe, and will lead the Urban Outfitters brand wholesale business. Both Conforti and Wisden will report to Harrington.
“We thank Trish for her 7 years of dedicated service to the company. During her tenure she built a strong, talented team and the Urban brand grew revenues by over 10%,” says Richard A. Hayne, chief executive officer, URBN. “I congratulate Sheila, Gabrielle and Emma on their promotions and added responsibility.”
During the 11 months ended December 31, 2020, the company opened a total of 18 new retail locations including: 6 Urban Outfitters stores, 6 Anthropologie Group stores and 6 Free People stores (including 2 FP Movement stores); and closed 6 retail locations including: 4 Urban Outfitters stores, 1 Anthropologie Group store and 1 Free People store. During the 11 months ended December 31, 2020, six franchisee-owned stores were closed including: 4 Urban Outfitters stores, 1 Anthropologie Group store and 1 Free People store.
Urban Outfitters, Inc., has 250 Urban Outfitters stores; 236 Anthropologie Group stores; 149 Free People stores; 11 Menus & Venues restaurants; and 1 Urban Outfitters franchisee-owned store, as of December 31, 2020.
SOURCE: Urban Outfitters, Inc.