Bufano is new Belk president, chief merchant

Retail Editor 8, August 9, 2010


Charlotte, N.C. - Kathryn Bufano has been named president and chief merchandising officer at Belk department stores.

She joined the company as president of merchandising and marketing in January 2008. She succeeds H.W. McKay Belk, who has decided to extend a year-long sabbatical that began last August and transition into the role of vice chairman.

Prior to Belk, Bufano was ceo of the Vanity Shops, a 200-store juniors specialty retail chain based it Fargo, N.D. Before that, she held executive merchandising positions at Sears Roebuck and Co. (now part of Sears Holdings Inc.), The Dress Barn, Macy's East and Lord & Taylor.

Tim Belk, chairman and ceo of Belk, described Bufano as "an outstanding merchant who understands our Southern lifestyle and is providing excellent strategic leadership to enable Belk to deliver the fashion, style and service that our customers expect and deserve."

Kathryn Bufano

Featured Video

  • Live From New York: Fashion Comes Across the Pond

    Camera Icon More Videos

Subscribe to
Home & Textiles Today eDaily
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.


HTT Current issue for September 2017

See the September 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Attack of the Killer Third Tier: Monster off-pricers are climbing to the top of the food chain, plus New Products: 40 pages of new products debuting at the New York Home Fashions Market; Home Stores: TJX unveils first U.S. HomeSense store; Clicks to Bricks: Boll & Branch moves from digital to physical retailing; and much more... See details!