Sears names pres for full-line stores

Hoffman Estates, IL — Former KFC executive Mark Cosby has been named president, full-line stores at Sears, Roebuck and Co.

As of Dec. 1, Cosby, who will report to Sears chairman and ceo Alan Lacy, will lead all aspects of the full-line store organization, including merchandising, operations and supply chain.

He served as coo at KFC U.S.A since 2000, leading company and franchise operations for the restaurant chain. Prior to that, he was chief development officer for Tricon Global Restaurants Inc., heading development and execution of a business strategy for KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurants since 1997.

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