NEW YORK — Scoop, the contemporary retailer, on Wednesday named Susan Davidson president and chief executive officer. She is the second person to take the position in the year since Stefani Greenfield exited the business that she helped found.
Prior to joining Scoop, Davidson was president and ceo of Creative Design Studios, where she worked with Joseph Abboud, Charles Nolan and Jeff Mahshie. CDS’ mission is to invest in and grow new American designers, and orchestrate the proprietary brand business at Lord & Taylor and wholesale the collections as well. CDS, a subsidiary of Lord & Taylor, was formed by Hudson’s Bay Trading Co.’s parent, NRDC Equity Partners, in 2007.
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