Bloomingdale's names first-ever chief merchant
Bloomingdale's announced on Wednesday the promotion of Denise Magid to the newly created role of chief merchandising officer, effective March 21.
Magid will drive the strategic direction and performance of all of the U.S. department store's merchandising initiatives. She will be responsible for building and enhancing new and existing partnerships, expanding the brand matrix and product assortment. Magid will report to Tony Spring, Bloomingdale's chairman and CEO.
Magid comes to the role after joining Bloomingdale's in 2019 as GMM, ready-to-wear, concessions, adding off-price in 2020 and women's accessories in 2021. A retail executive, she brings extensive experience and a successful retail track record having also held senior leadership roles at both Intermix and Saks Fifth Avenue, before joining Bloomingdale's.
"We are confident that Denise's vision and leadership will continue to strengthen our relationships with our brand partners and further refine how we can cater to the unique needs of the Bloomingdale's customer," said Spring. "We look forward to Denise's impact in this newly created role."
The appointment comes on the back of the retailer's strong 2022 performance and its 150th anniversary celebration last year.
"It has been such an honor to be a part of the Bloomingdale's family throughout these transformative years," added Magid. "I look forward to taking on the role of chief merchant and working closely with the GMMs and the Bloomingdale's team to push the boundaries of what's possible. Bloomingdale's holds a special place in the retail landscape, yet I truly believe the best is yet to come."
Founded in 1876, Bloomingdales is owned by Macy's Inc.
It currently operates 34 Bloomingdale's stores, 20 Bloomingdale's The Outlet stores, and two Bloomie's stores in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.
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