Jo-Ann Taps JCP Sourcing Exec

HUDSON, OHIO - Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores has hired Kris Arabia as vp of product development.
     Most recently, Arabia was divisional vp of sourcing for home at JC Penney. Prior to that, she held sourcing positions with Walt Disney, Pottery Barn, Bath & Body Works and Mikasa.
     At Jo-Ann, Arabia will oversee the fabric and craft retailer's design and trend, global sourcing and production, and quality control and compliance departments. She will be responsible for managing overseas agency relationships.
     She reports to Riddianne Kline, senior vp, chief marketing and merchandising officer.

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