Bridgestone Americas announced that TJ Higgins has been named president of the consumer U.S. and Canada divisions for the company's tire operations, effective Nov. 3. Higgins succeeds Gordon Knapp, who became COO of Bridgestone Americas in March.
Meg Ham has been designated as president of Food Lion, succeeding Beth Newlands Campbell, who is leaving the company for personal and professional reasons.
Specialty retailer Tile Shop announced a senior leadership transition involving long time CEO Robert Rucker and current COO Chris Homeister.
The Bill Blass brand is in for a breath of fresh air with the arrival of celebrated designer Chris Benz as new creative director.
Former Toys “R” Us president Neil Friedman has joined toy manufacturer Alex Brands as president and CEO.
IKEA has appointed Stefan Sjöstrand president of its Canadian organization after he has previously served as SVP, IKEA France.
Tria Beauty, a maker of at-home beauty devices, has named Peter Wyles as the company's president and CEO.
Micaela Erlanger, a stylist to the stars and a self-proclaimed "vintage-a-holic, and glamour girl," has joined the Maidenform brand as an ambassador and spokesperson through March 2015.
Fisher-Price, Inc., has partnered with a global pop star mom and a philanthropist Shakira and the Barefoot Foundation to create a web series for moms and co-develop a new line of Babygear and toys.
Cowen Group, Inc. has designated Oliver Chen as a Managing Director in the company’s Equity Research department focused on key retail sectors.