BENSALEM, Pa., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Charming Shoppes, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHRS) a leading apparel retailer specializing in women's plus-size apparel, today announced that Elizabeth Crystal has joined Lane Bryant as Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer. Crystal will develop and lead the brand positioning, marketing, and advertising strategies for the Lane Bryant and Cacique brands. She will serve as the brand strategist, working with senior leadership to elevate and expand the brand's presence. Among her responsibilities will be to anticipate and exceed the customer's expectations of the Lane Bryant brand and image, to manage all creative, print, public relations
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Charming Shoppes Inc., a multibrand apparel retailer specializing in women’s plus-size apparel, has appointed Ahold USA EVP and CFO Paula A. Price to its board of directors. In her role at Quincy, Mass.-based Ahold USA, whose supermarket businesses are Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover, Giant-Carlisle and Peapod, Price is responsible for finance, strategy and planning, real estate development and construction, and technology functions. She joined Ahold USA in 2009 as CFO of Stop & Shop/Giant-Landover. Before coming to the company, she was the chief accounting officer, controller, and a SVP of Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS Caremark Corp. from 2006 until 2008.
Plus-size retailer Charming Shoppes reported Wednesday a loss of $8.6 million in the quarter ended July 31, compared with a profit of $5 million in the year-ago period.Sales for the quarter dipped 1.8% to $517.6 million. Same-store sales increased 1%, and e-commerce sales rose 36% to $30.5 million.Jim Fogarty, president and CEO of Charming Shoppes said that the company is “an operating turnaround, and my team and I are focused on the success of that turnaround.”The retailer made a number of executive changes during the quarter, including the appointments of a new president at Fashion Bug, a new president