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Big Lots restructures merchandising team
December 9th, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Big Lots Inc. has appointed three general merchandise managers as part of a realignment of its merchandising organization into customer-centric categories of food and consumables; furniture and home decor; and seasonal, toys and electronics.
Trey Johnson was promoted to senior vice president and general merchandise manager for food and consumables. He joined the company in August as divisional merchandise manager of food. Johnson has extensive experience in food and consumables with retailers including Family Dollar Stores Inc., Sears Holdings Corp., Walmart and Supervalu Inc.
Martha Withers was hired as senior vice president and general merchandise manager for furniture and home decor. She has diverse category experience with Stage Stores Inc., Stein Mart and May Department Stores Co.
Lucy Cindric was hired as senior vice president and general merchandise manager for seasonal, toys and electronics. She formerly worked for Stage Stores, Walmart, May, Foley’s and Dayton Hudson Corp.
"As we look at our business through the lens of our customer, we know she wants quality, tasteful, branded merchandise at great values," said Big Lots president and chief executive officer David Campisi. "Trey, Martha, and Lucy will provide thought leadership and strategic alignment to the merchandising organization. These changes are a component of our long-range strategic planning process where our objective is to deliver a comprehensive and detailed plan that carefully evaluates all aspects of our current operations, including our leadership team and organization structure."