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Saks appoints Parge to svp, stores for Parisian

Saks Inc. has appointed Howard Parge senior vp, stores for its Parisian division, its specialty department store chain of 41 locations, effective Feb. 11. He will report to Rob Gruen, president and ceo of Parisian.

With 30 years of retail experience, Parge served as senior vp, store operations for Wards Stores Inc., from 1997 to 2001. Prior to Wards, he held the same post for Roses Stores from 1992 to 1997. From 1979 to 1992, he held various management positions of increasing responsibility with Target Stores Inc.

"We are delighted to appoint Howard to this important post in the Parisian organization," said Gruen. "His extensive management and store experience will be key in assuring our specialty department store strategies are superbly executed, our unique service culture is nurtured, and we identify and maximize our sales opportunities within each Parisian store location. I am most excited about partnering with Howard to realize our potential in this great business."

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