Fred’s names Fennema evp, gmm
December 15, 2004,
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- James Fennema, a 30-year veteran of the retail industry, has joined Fred's Inc as executive vice president and general merchandise manager.
Since 1993, Fennema has been associated with Duckwall-Alco Stores, Inc., an Abilene, Kan.-based company that operates more than 250 discount and variety stores, as senior vice president and general merchandise manager. In a retailing career that began at Sears in 1973, he has held progressively higher assignments at companies such as Caldor, Fisher's Big Wheel, ShopKo, and Richman-Gordman.