PetSmart Appoints Stacia Andersen as EVP
Pet Smarts Stacia Andersen as its executive vice president of Merchandising and Customer Experience.
Andersen will report to J.K. Symancyk, PetSmart’s president and chief executive officer. She will oversee all functions of merchandising including buying and sourcing, proprietary brands and planning and allocation, as well as all areas of marketing including brand strategy, creative, digital, loyalty and CRM.
Andersen joins PetSmart from Abercrombie & Fitch, where she served as brand president leading the rebuilding and transformation of all aspects of the Abercrombie & Fitch and abercrombie kids brands. She also played an instrumental role in developing the Abercrombie & Fitch store into a complete omni-channel experience. Previously, Andersen worked for Target, where she held various leadership roles including senior vice president of Merchandising for several different divisions including: Apparel, Accessories and Baby, and Home and Seasonal.
“Stacia is an innovative and inspiring retail veteran with a track record of delivering exceptional results across diverse business categories,” said J.K. Symancyk, president and CEO for PetSmart. “We continue to focus on putting the customer at the center of everything we do, and we’re confident that Stacia is the right leader to strengthen our customer-facing strategy and maximize our merchandising and marketing functions.”
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