Claire’s Stores Inc. named Linda Hefner Filler president of the Claire’s North America division, succeeding Jay Friedman, who resigned in August.
Hefner Filler, formerly executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Sam’s Club, will start her job March 1 and report to Jim Fielding, the chief executive officer. Hefner Filler will be responsible for all operational and strategic initiatives for the 1,500 Claire’s stores in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. She will also be responsible for enhancing Claire’s store design for an improved shopping experience and expanding e-commerce.
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