BEARDGUYZ_1170x120

Bryan Pugh

Gardner succeeds Pugh as top merchant at Fred’s

MEMPHIS — Fred’s Inc. announced earlier this month that it had promoted Mary Lou Gardner to executive vice president and chief merchandising and marketing officer. She replaced Bryan Pugh, who resigned from the company, Fred’s said in a statement. Gardner joined Fred’s in January as senior vice president of strategy and project management. She came

Fred’s appoints Gardner chief merchant

Fred’s appoints Gardner chief merchant

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bryan Pugh has resigned as chief merchant at Fred’s Inc. and has been replaced by Mary Lou Gardner. Fred’s said late Tuesday that Gardner takes over Pugh’s role as executive vice president and chief merchandising and marketing officer effective immediately. She has served as senior vice president of strategy and project management

'