Leadership

Away CEO Stuart Haselden Exits, Co-Founder Jen Rubio Named Interim CEO
January 26, 2021 at 9:10 pm

Global lifestyle brand Away yesterday announced its Chief Executive Officer Stuart Haselden will leave the company in February to pursue another opportunity, according to a company press release. The release states that Haselden will maintain his seat on the company's board of directors, where he will continue to be involved in helping steer the business.…

Women in Retail Leadership Circle Expands Portfolio With New Sister Community, Women Leading Travel & Hospitality
January 20, 2021 at 7:39 pm

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Women in Retail Leadership Circle (WIRLC) today announced the launch of its sister community, Women Leading Travel & Hospitality, a membership-based association that connects executive women across all sectors of the travel and hospitality industry. Women Leading Travel & Hospitality’s mission is to inspire and empower women leaders by providing unparalleled resources,…

Ron Thurston on Why Retail is More Than a Job, it's a Career
January 13, 2021 at 5:59 pm

In this clip from the December 2020 Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, Ron Thurston, vice president, stores at INTERMIX and author of "RETAIL PRIDE," shares with moderator Rachel Williamson, chief strategic retail advisor of Running Great Stores, LLC, what advice he gives to people considering a career in retail. Thurston notes that retail is…

Wayfair Raising Minimum Pay to $15 an Hour for All US Workers
January 7, 2021 at 8:35 pm

Wayfair, the furniture and home goods e-commerce business, said yesterday that all of its U.S. employees would be paid at least $15 an hour. The increase, which went into effect on Jan. 3, applies to full-time, part-time and seasonal workers at the company. More than 40 percent of Wayfair’s hourly employees working across its U.S.…

How Bill Brand is Creating a Collaborative Culture at rue21
January 6, 2021 at 7:29 pm

One of the most important roles of a leader is establishing the right company culture. In this clip from the December 2020 Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, Bill Brand, CEO of rue21, shares how he's working to create a collaborative culture at the apparel retailer by establishing clear priorities across the organization and…

Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, January 2021
December 21, 2020 at 10:31 am

Global lifestyle brand Away yesterday announced its Chief Executive Officer Stuart Haselden will leave the company in February to pursue another opportunity, according to a company press release. The release states that Haselden will maintain his seat on the company’s board of directors, where he will continue to be involved in helping steer the business. […]

Bed Bath & Beyond to Sell Cost Plus World Market to Private Equity Firm
December 15, 2020 at 7:17 pm

Best Bath & Beyond (BB&B) said earlier this week that it will sell Cost Plus World Market as it aims to stabilize sales and focus on its core business. The home goods retailer announced that it’s struck an agreement with Los Angeles-based private equity firm, Kingswood Capital Management, which will buy Cost Plus World Market. The…

The 'New Normal': What is it?
December 15, 2020 at 3:29 pm

Back in March of this year, most of us anticipated that by fall we would have weathered the Coronavirus storm and life would return to what it was like before. Oh how naïve we were and how little we imagined what the power of the pandemic would be and the long-term challenges that would be…

UNTUCKit's CEO on Altering COVID Forecasting, Merchandising and Tech Spend
December 14, 2020 at 5:43 pm

Many retailers are continuing to pivot and adjust business strategies months into the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video clip from November's Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, Aaron Sanandres, co-founder and CEO of UNTUCKit, shares how the retailer has re-evaluated its business as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. He discusses how UNTUCKit has…