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Supervalu names new chief marketing officer

BY Michael Johnsen

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Tuesday named Michael Moore EVP and chief marketing officer. Moore will lead all of the company’s marketing activities, including overseeing customer and brand strategy, advertising, customer loyalty, and research and analytics.

Moore was named to the top marketing post following this week’s decision by Julie Dexter Berg to leave the company and return to the West Coast.

“Michael has a terrific understanding of the food industry and the challenges we face as a grocery retailer in today’s environment,” stated Craig Herkert, Supervalu CEO and president. “I am confident that he will move quickly to build marketing programs that are effective and efficient while ensuring that we continue to drive traffic and sales through innovative and engaging consumer marketing programs.” Moore will report directly to Herkert.

Moore, 47, joined the company in 2011 in the role of business transformation officer, where he helped to further the implementation of Supervalu’s turnaround. Prior to Supervalu, Moore spent 24 years in a variety of executive leadership positions within customer business development at Procter & Gamble. He most recently served as director of P&G’s grocery retail group, where he led the business unit directly responsible for more than 30% of P&G’s annual food channel sales.

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Bon-Ton names former Lord & Taylor chief as new president and CEO

BY DSN STAFF

York, Pa. — The Bon-Ton Stores said Tuesday it has appointed Brendan L. Hoffman as president and CEO, effective Feb. 7.

Hoffman replaces Bud Bergren, who is a current member of the board of directors and who will transition to the role of the chairman.

Hoffman was the president and CEO of Lord & Taylor since October 2008. Prior to that, he served six years as president and CEO of Neiman Marcus Direct, a subsidiary of The Neiman Marcus Group, where he oversaw the growth of neimanmarcus.com and the launch and growth of bergdorfgoodman.com.

“I am excited to lead the Bon-Ton team as it embarks on a new phase of growth,” said Hoffman.

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New finance leader named at Target

BY Gail Hoffer

MINNEAPOLIS — Target has promoted John Mulligan to the position of EVP and CFO, effective April 1. Mulligan currently serves as SVP finance. He replaces Doug Scovanner, Target’s EVP and CFO for the past 18 years, who announced his retirement in November 2011.

Mulligan has been with Target for 16 years serving in various leadership roles in finance, Target.com and human resources. In his most recent role, Mulligan was responsible for treasury, internal and external financial reporting and financial operations. As EVP and CFO, Mulligan’s responsibilities will include treasury, internal and external financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, financial operations, tax, assurance, investor relations and flight services.

"John brings significant financial experience and strategic perspective to this new role,” said Steinhafel. “I am confident that he will sustain the financial discipline and stewardship Target has enjoyed during Doug’s tenure and believe John’s strong leadership and record of performance make him a valuable addition to our Target executive team.”

Target also announced that Doug Scovanner, following his retirement as EVP and CFO on March 31, will remain with the company in a part-time capacity until early November 2012. In this role, Doug will continue to support Target’s board and executive leadership in the development and execution of corporate strategy, including remaining engaged in external relationships with investors, financial institutions and ratings agencies, which will ensure a seamless transition of responsibilities to Mulligan.

Following Scovanner’s retirement and to underscore the company’s commitment to pursue a sale of its credit card receivables on appropriate terms, Terry Scully, president Target financial and retail services, will report directly to Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO of Target.

Earlier this week, Target announced that it would be in its best interest to hold off selling its credit card portfolio.

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