Sears restructures merchandising assignments

Hoffman Estates, IL — As part of its expansion of the home fashions department that now includes mattresses and housewares as well as bed, bath, window coverings, area rugs and luggage, Sears has restructured its senior merchandise responsibilities.

Mark Grand, vp, gmm for all of home fashions, now will focus on bed, bath, window coverings and the expanding mattress business.

Assuming responsibilities for area rugs, housewares, and luggage is Barbara Pizzella, who has become vp, gmm. She formerly was senior director — strategy initiatives for the corporate planning group.

In another appointment, Mark Mettler has been named dmm for bed, bath and window coverings, reporting to Grand. Mettler succeeds Charles Domingue, who was promoted to dmm of boys 2-20, children's division, late last year.

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