Bed Bath & Beyond names merchandise manager for critical home segment

Bed Bath & Beyond has named a senior vice president and general merchandise manager for its home segment, aiming to strengthen its merchandising strategies in the category.

Stacey Shively will start in her new role at the Union-based retailer effective Monday, accelerating plans for key sectors including bed, bath, seasonal, décor, kitchen, dining and more. She will report to Joe Hartsig, Bed Bath’s executive vice president, chief merchandising officer, and president of Harmon Stores Inc.

“As we continue to solidify Bed Bath & Beyond as the destination for home, we are focused on managing our merchandise assortment through a customer-inspired and omni-always lens,” Hartsig said in a prepared statement. “Stacey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in retail with exceptional leadership skills delivering positive sales results in fast-paced, transformational environments. She is a powerhouse leader who I know will successfully manage the home business holistically.”

Shively has more than 25 years of retail experience in merchandising, product development and inventory management, most recently serving as SVP and general merchandise manager for JCPenney’s home division.

“I am delighted to be joining Bed Bath & Beyond at such an exciting time for the company,” she said in a statement. “I have observed the early stages of the company’s transformation and I am looking forward to lending my experience to support their plans, strengthening the merchandising approach for home categories and continuing to provide innovative strategies to support their growth objectives.”