Whitsett to head Kmart merchandising

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Kmart, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation, has promoted Peter Whitsett to senior vice president and Kmart merchandising officer. &?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />&o:p>&/o:p>

&o:p> &/o:p>

In his new position, Whitsett oversees all merchandise categories for Kmart stores and reports directly to Aylwin Lewis, president of Sears Holdings and CEO of Kmart and Sears Retail. Whitsett previously served as senior vice president and general merchandise manager, with responsibilities for Kmart's hardlines, food and consumables, drug store and pharmacy merchandise divisions.&o:p>&/o:p>

&o:p> &/o:p>

Whitsett joined Kmart in 1999 as director, merchandise planning and replenishment, and has served in a variety of positions, including vice president and general merchandise manager and divisional vice president, merchandising planning.&o:p>&/o:p>

Home & Textiles Today Staff | News & Commentary

 Home Textiles Today is the market-leading brand covering the home and textiles markets, offering a comprehensive package of print and online products. Home & Textiles Today provides industry news, product trends and introductions, exclusive industry research, consumer data, store operations solutions, trade show news and much more.

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.

CURRENT ISSUE

HTT Cover October 2017

See the October 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Top 25 Online Retailers.  H&TT's exclusive annual ranking of the biggest online sellers of home textiles finds that while pure play etailers continue to fly, bricks & clicks are digging into omnichannel. See details!