Gordmans' chief merchant resigns
Retail Editor 3 -- Home Textiles Today, January 16, 2013
Omaha, Neb. - Johanna Lewis has resigned as executive vp and chief merchandising officer at Gordmans Stores.
Michael Morand, executive vp of planning, allocation and analysis, will assume merchandising responsibilities on an interim basis.
Morand joined Gordmans in 2007. Between 2000 and 2006, he held senior level positions in merchandising, strategic planning, allocation and marketing for the May Merchandising Company and Lord & Taylor in Los Angeles, St. Louis and New York.
Speaking today at an investor conference in Miami, Gordmans ceo Jeff Gordman said that going forward the company plans to combine the roles of chief merchant with planning and allocation.
He also said the company will be broadening its price point range to create good/better/best selections across the store.
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