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March 4, 2014

Lowe's has named Michael A. Jones chief customer officer, replacing the soon-to-be-retired Gregory Bridgeford.

Effective April 30, Jones (who is currently chief merchandising officer) will transition into his new role, in which he'll be responsible for developing a customer-centric experience via design, merchandising, marketing and digital interfaces.

December 2, 2013

Citing the company's unique problem-solving focus, Lowe's honored Olympic Paint and Stain as its 2013 Innovation Partner of the Year at its annual vendor meeting.

"With the launch of its new resurfacing product, Olympic rescued consumers who were previously stuck with only costly replacement options," said Mike Jones, Lowe's chief merchandising officer. "By working hand-in-hand, Olympic and Lowe's have raised the bar on delivering quality and value, helping make home improvement simpler by solving a complex problem for customers."

October 18, 2013

During the height of what some call the Great Recession, as the country was struggling to reverse the economic slide, Tom Hardman was looking for positive themes his hardware store could use to project an attitude that said: “We refuse to participate in the recession.”

“I wanted something to lift our employees’ and customers’ attitudes. One was to make them feel that individually they could make a difference,” said Hardman, co-owner of Hardman Supply Co., of Spencer, W. Va.

September 3, 2013

Lowe’s hired Michael P. McDermott in the newly created position of senior VP and general merchandising manager - building and maintenance. McDermott will be responsible for the Lumber & Building Materials, Millwork, Hardware & Tools and Rough Plumbing & Electrical divisions. He will report to Chief Merchandising Officer Michael A. Jones.

June 14, 2013

Former Williams-Sonoma Brand president Richard Harvey joined Corte Madera, Calif.-based Restoration Hardware as chief merchandising officer for RH Kitchen and Tableware, expected to launch in late 2014. 

In his new role, Harvey is charged to develop a curated collection of kitchen furniture, appliances, lighting, cookware, tools and food. 

January 25, 2013

Michael Jones comes to the No. 2 home center chain from Husqvarna.

January 23, 2013

Las Vegas -- Exotics are still in, but gray is the hottest trend for residential flooring, according to the chief merchandising officer at Lumber Liquidators.

October 22, 2012

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September 28, 2011

Orchard Supply Hardware has gone through a lot of changes in its 80-year history, but the California chain — now numbering 89 units with $660.7 million in annual sales — has weathered them all. Changes in ownership, leadership, store design, color scheme and signage have come and gone. But the stores’ customers — known for their exceptional loyalty — have generally stuck with the chain. 


August 15, 2011

Senior leadership within Walmart’s merchandising organization continues to undergo a transformation, as the retailer’s chief merchandising officer Duncan Mac Naughton on Friday announced another round of personnel moves. 

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. 

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