Comings & Goings: May 2017

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Comings & Goings: May 2017

By Charlie Menchaca - 04/30/2017

Brand Marketers

The Hershey Co., Hershey, Pennsylvania

J.C. Penney executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer Mary Beth West became Hershey senior vice president and chief growth officer on May 1. West will oversee the company’s growth strategy, including insights and analytics, marketing excellence functions, research and development, innovation, and mergers and acquisitions. She reports to CEO Michele Buck.


CVS Health, Woonsocket, Rhode Island

CVS Caremark president Jonathan Roberts was named executive vice president and chief operating officer. In the newly created role, Roberts is tasked with integrating operations across the full range of the company’s assets and reports directly to president and chief executive officer Larry Merlo.

Dollar General, Goodlettsville, Tennessee

The retailer is considering both internal candidates and outside hires to replace executive vice president and chief merchandising officer James Thorpe, who retired on April 15. Thorpe previously retired from the retailer as senior vice president and merchandise manager in 2012, having held that position for six years, but returned to Dollar General in his current position in 2015.

Home Depot, Atlanta

Mark White, senior vice president of merchandising services, has left the company after six years. He was previously president, North America, of Mosaic Sales Solutions.

Pier 1 Imports, Fort Worth, Texas

Kmart president and chief member officer Alasdair James was named president and CEO effective May 1. He previously held various leadership positions at UK-based grocer Tesco.

SpartanNash, Grand Rapids, Michigan

President and chief operating officer David Staples will succeed Dennis Eidson, who will retire as CEO on May 23. Staples previously served as chief financial officer for 16 years.

Target, Minneapolis

Fred Meyer president Jeff Burt was named senior vice president of the grocery division, effective April 10. He will report to executive vice president and chief merchandising officer Mark Tritton.

Walmart, Bentonville, Arkansas

Fiona Tan, engineering vice president – international markets and international e-commerce, was named senior vice president of the retailer’s U.S. customer technology organization. She is tasked with bringing a new level of focus to the customer journey in stores and online.

Walgreens, Deerfield, Illinois

Adam Holyk, vice president of corporate strategy development since February 2015, assumed the role of chief marketing officer. Joseph Hartsig, senior vice president of merchandising, was named chief merchandising officer, and Steve Turner, vice president, service delivery & infrastructure became chief information officer. The appointments began April 1.

Solution Providers

Ecrebo, Reading, England

David Buckingham was named CEO, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the retail and CPG insights and analytics space. He previously held senior positions in the U.S. and Northern Europe at Kantar Retail, IRI, Loyalty Management Group and i2c.

TPH Global Solutions, Chicago

Patrick Borg was named vice president of sales, with an immediate task of opening new business in North America. He was previously president and owner of showroom and custom design boutique Neff of Chicago.


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