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Stein Mart Names New CEO

In What's New, Industry News by Marilise Gavenas

Jay Stein, longtime CEO of Stein Mart and grandson of its founder, is stepping down in favor of retail veteran Dawn Robertson. Stein, who requested a reduced role in the 283-store Jacksonville, Florida-based apparel and accessories retailer, will remain as chairman of its board while Robertson assumes her CEO duties …

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Ross Stores Hires Stein Mart’s Brian Morrow to Head dd’s Discounts

In Reports, What's New, People by Accessories Staff

Dublin, CA and Jacksonville, FL—Ross Stores, Inc. announced today that Brian Morrow will join as President and Chief Merchandising Officer at dd’s DISCOUNTS effective December 7. Most recently Morrow was president/chief merchandising officer at Stein Mart. Morrow will report directly to Barbara Rentler, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, and be …

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September Comp Sales Rise “Modestly”

In What's New, Industry News by Jeff Prine

New York—With some last minute back to school/college sales to their credit, retailers today reported a modest increase in their September comparable store sales. While traditionally September is somewhat of a breather between peak back to school sales and the start of the Christmas shopping season. As of press time, …