June 7, 2011

The Merit Group, a nationwide distributor of paint sundries that does business as Lancaster and Five Star, has announced the appointment of Mike Smith as its new VP procurement. Smith will succeed Pat Rourke, who served as VP procurement since 2003.

Smith has been in the role of president of Merit Supply, a division of the Merit Group specializing in the automotive aftermarket, for the past 11 years and will continue to oversee this division in his new role. Prior to that, Smith held the positions of VP purchasing and purchasing director from 1992 to 2000. 

March 1, 2011

Lumber Liquidators, a nationwide retailer of hardwood flooring, has hired William Schlegel as its chief merchandising officer, effective March 14, 2011. 

In this position, Schlegel will oversee the company's merchandising, replenishment and allocation and global sourcing activities. He reports directly to Robert Lynch, president and CEO. 

December 9, 2010

Southbridge, Mass.-based Hyde Tools said its pursuit of "right priced, quality, stainless steel products" has led it to partnerships with product development firm Proteus Design and two Chinese manufacturers.

July 8, 2008

David Szczupak succeeds Mike Thieneman, who recently retired from the company....

August 26, 2007

The recent Mattel toy recall dramatically exposes the high stakes of retail and poses questions...

August 26, 2007

Do it Best, the Fort Wayne, Ind.-based co-op, recently promoted long-time company executive Steve Markley...