ATLANTA — Lana Cain has been named president of Beall’s Department Stores, where she will be responsible for all merchandising, marketing, e-commerce, store operations and real estate functions for the Bradenton, Fla.-based chain.
The news came out Monday that Krauter had left J.C. Penney, where she was executive vice-president and GMM of men’s and children’s apparel for the past five years. She was also a member of the executive committee. Before joining Penney’s, she was president and chief merchandising officer at Goody’s Family Clothing. Her experience also includes merchandising positions at Sears, Joskes and at Specialty Retailers, the parent company of Beall’s Texas.
Beall’s, Inc. CEO, Steve Knopik, said, “Lana’s impressive background and familiarity with the customer segment that Bealls targets make her an ideal match for our needs.”