Leadership

Bed Bath & Beyond Hires Wayfair, Walmart Execs to Grow E-Commerce
March 31, 2021 at 5:10 pm

Bed Bath & Beyond (BB&B) announced two new hires this week, CNBC reported. These executives will specifically be working on the brand's $3 billion e-commerce business. Jill Pavlovich, former head of exclusive brands and merchandising for Wayfair, has been hired as BB&B's senior vice president of digital commerce. Jake Griffith, previously a general manager for sports and fitness at…

Postmaster DeJoy Should Step Aside Gracefully
March 31, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Postmaster General DeJoy should see the handwriting on the wall and gracefully step aside. Why? He had no plan to insure delivery of ballots during an election season. He whiffed on holiday deliveries and allowed UPS and FedEx to shift a backlog of packages over to the USPS. His plans to improve the Post Office…

Leadership Style and Psychological Safety: Moving From Fear to Innovation
March 30, 2021 at 3:37 pm

We begin 2021 somewhat in the same manner we ended 2020, but with a hopefully considerable, and probably cautious, level of hope that somehow the business environment will begin to phase back to an understandable new normal in the months to come. Our recent past articles have been mostly discussions on the challenges the pandemic…

Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, April 2021
March 26, 2021 at 2:09 pm

Bed Bath & Beyond (BB&B) announced two new hires this week, CNBC reported. These executives will specifically be working on the brand’s $3 billion e-commerce business. Jill Pavlovich, former head of exclusive brands and merchandising for Wayfair, has been hired as BB&B’s senior vice president of digital commerce. Jake Griffith, previously a general manager for sports and fitness at […]

Chewy Co-Founder Ryan Cohen to Lead Strategic Initiative at GameStop
March 9, 2021 at 3:26 pm

Ryan Cohen, the Chewy co-founder and former CEO, has a new pet project: transform GameStop, the world's largest video game retailer, into the Amazon of gaming. GameStop announced the "Strategic Planning and Capital Allocation Committee" on Monday. The committee is composed of Cohen, former Chewy Chief Marketing Officer Alan Attal, and another one of GameStop's…

Top Execs, Career Coaches, Networking: Women in Retail Leadership Days
March 4, 2021 at 7:26 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Kristina Stidham discuss 2021 Women in Retail Leadership Days, an upcoming virtual event hosted by Total Retail’s sister brand, Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC). This month-long virtual experience is one of a kind, designed specifically for women leaders at top retailers and…

Nike Executive Resigns After Report Reveals Ties to Sneaker Resale Business
March 3, 2021 at 4:53 pm

Nike announced Monday that its vice president and general manager of the North America division has resigned, CNBC reported. Ann Hebert has left the retailer abruptly after 25 years with the company. This announcement follows a report from last week that revealed Hebert's 19-year-old-son, Joe Hebert, had used a credit card in her name to buy…

Kohl’s Rejects Activist Investor Group’s Board Takeover Attempt
February 23, 2021 at 2:17 pm

Kohl’s said Monday that it has rejected an investor group’s attempt to seize control of its board, saying it would disrupt the momentum it has in revamping its business, reports CNBC. The retailer’s shares soared more than 8 percent in trading Monday, after a group of activist investors confirmed it has nominated nine directors to…

PVH's CIO Eileen Mahoney on COVID-19 Pivots, Women in Tech, Leadership, and More
February 18, 2021 at 9:10 am

We’re thrilled to feature a Q&A with Eileen Mahoney, the executive vice president and chief information officer of PVH, the parent company of leading fashion brands such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, and others, in the Inner Circle this week. Mahoney discusses how she helped PVH pivot during the  COVID-19 pandemic, the retail tech trends she’s watching closely, how she feels about being a woman in a male-dominated field, and how she’s working to get more women into retail technology leadership.

Jeff Bezos is Stepping Down as Amazon CEO, Replacement Named
February 3, 2021 at 5:54 pm

After 27 years of running the e-commerce giant, Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO of Amazon.com, CNBC reported. The entrepreneur is handing over the CEO role to Amazon's top cloud executive, Andy Jassy, while Bezos will transition to executive chairman of the company's board in this year's third quarter. Jassy has been with Amazon…