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TJX Exec is New Burlington Chief Merchant

BURLINGTON, N.J. - Burlington Coat Factory will have a new head of merchandising next week as Paul Metcalf takes up the post of evp/chief merchandising officer, the company said as it announced its yearend results this morning.
     Metcalf spent the past six years at TJX Companies, where he was first gmm of menswear and then svp of women's apparel. Prior to 2006, he held several positions at May Department Stores.
     During its quarterly conference call earlier this month, Burlington execs said the company is continuing to build out its merchandising, field management and support teams. It also plans to continue the expansion of its vendor base.