Saks taps Jennings as president, cmo

Andrew Jennings will join Saks Fifth Avenue as its president and chief merchandising officer.

Fred Wilson, current president and CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue Enterprises (SFAE) has been named chairman and CEO of SFAE. Jennings will report to Wilson.

Since 1999, Jennings has held the posts of president and managing director of Holt Renfrew Specialty Store Group, a Canadian luxury specialty store, and deputy chairman of the Brown Thomas Specialty Store Group in Ireland.

His prior experience includes serving as the managing director of the House of Fraser Department Store Group in London, as general manager and board member of Harrods in London, and in various senior positions with specialty and department stores in South Africa including Stuttafords, Garlicks, and Greatermans.

Jennings' retail career began with the Debenham organization in London.

In this newly created position, he will be responsible for merchandising, marketing, store operations, and inventory planning for Saks Fifth Avenue.

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.


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!