TORONTO – Hudson’s Bay today announced the appointment of retail veteran Liz Rodbell as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1, 2023. Rodbell previously served as President of Hudson’s Bay from 2013 – 2017, being appointed to the top position for her strategic oversight and impact on the overallMORE HERE

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Belk, the department store retailer, is expanding its Belk Outlet locations to ten additional cities, bringing the total number of outlet destinations to 16. The first Belk Outlet made its debut in January 2023 in Greeneville, TN, and since then, five more locations have been opened byMORE HERE

DALLAS – The department store Nieman Marcus, parent of Nieman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, has promoted Darcy Penick, president of Bergdorf Goodman, to lead their NMG Product & Technology unit. At the same time, it will fire five percent of its employees. “Darcy’s strategic leadership of NMG’s product and technologyMORE HERE

This spring, JCPenney unveiled a new shopping position. “Shopping is Back.” The company used a fictional character named Penny James, or “Ms. James,” to sell the slogan. She is played by Melissa Villaseñor, a comedienne and current cast member of Saturday Night Live. In the campaign, Ms. James samples theMORE HERE

NEW YORK – The New York department store chain Saks, which now describes itself as a “premier luxury ecommerce platform” will have its fall campaign starring actress Sarah Paulson and writer and actor, comedian and producer Kumail Nanjiani. Above, the usual suspects at New York Fashion Week this year, courtesyMORE HERE

PLANO, Texas – Fieldcrest, the former house brand of the retired Chicago department store Marshall Field’s, is now a featured brand at JCPenney. This spring, JCPenney added the brand to its merchandise portfolio. Another 2021 addition is the Loom + Forge decorating brand, giving the retailer a product that evokesMORE HERE