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Calico shifts merchandising

Roy Simpson Jr. has been named to the new position of vp with responsibilities for merchandising for Calico Corners, the 120-unit fabric and home furnishings specialty chain.

Simpson, whose father is chairman, is a company director and has been involved with the company for more than 20 years.

Betsy Burr, an 11-year Calico Corners executive, has been named gmm, an expanded position that includes purchasing and visual merchandising. She formerly was a district manager in the metro Washington market.

Jay Danneman continues in his post, supervising merchandising operations.

Barbara Godwin, formerly the buyer, is evaluating a number of other position options within the company, according to Jan Jessup, company spokeswoman.

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