Gilmartin to head home at new concept by Ross
February 23, 2004-- Home Textiles Today,
Retail veteran Jane Gilmartin has been named senior vice president and general merchandising manager of home for DD's Discounts, the new retail concept by Ross Stores Inc. that will target low-income households.
Gilmartin most recently was president and CEO of International Art and president and chief merchandising officer of Service Merchandise. She previously held senior merchandising positions at Bed Bath & Beyond, Linens 'n Things and Fortunoffs.
Gilmartin's was one of four recent executive appointments.
Also new to the DD's Discount team is Fred Shuey, who has been named vice president of stores. He was previously executive regional director at Linens 'n Things. Shuey also held field operations management positions with Staples, Circuit City and Sears.
In addition, Ross Stores promoted Barbara Rentler to senior vice president and chief merchandising officer. She was previously senior vice president and general merchandising manager of ladies.
Douglas Baker was promoted to senior vice president and general merchandising manager for ready-to-wear. Baker was previously vice president and general merchandising manager for juniors.