Big Lots taps Garden Ridge exec
December 2, 2003,
Columbus, OH — Big Lots has hired John Martin as executive vp, merchandising. He will report to chairman and ceo Michael Potter.
A 30-year retail veteran, Martin was previously president of Garden Ridge; president and coo of Michaels Stores; president of OfficeMax; and a divisional merchandise manager with Federated Department Stores' Gold Circle division. He began his career as a buyer with Dollar General.
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