Target Corp. on Monday named two executives to sharpen focus on its signature categories, including style, baby, kids’ and wellness.
Michelle Wlazlo was named senior vice president of apparel and accessories, responsible for the retailer’s merchandising programs for women’s, men’s and kids’ apparel and accessories, as well as Target’s baby business.
Wlazlo spent 19 years in various leadership positions at Gap Inc., most recently as senior vice president of global merchandising. She was responsible for the development of global brand and product assortment strategies across all apparel and accessories divisions, as well as leading the integration efforts of Gap’s stores and digital buying teams. Prior to Gap, Wlazlo held positions at Bebe and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Erika De Salvatore was named to the newly created role of vice president of visual merchandising. De Salvatore has more than 15 years of visual merchandising experience, most recently as vice president, visual merchandising, visual operations, international and flagship visual at Express. De Salvatore will lead the development of visual strategies across the retailer’s merchandising initiatives, with a focus on creating a compelling customer experience in Target stores nationwide.
“Over the past year, we’ve made significant progress against our goal to make Target famous for our signature product categories, and our guests have responded favorably to the focus and innovation we’ve showcased,” said Brian Cornell, chairman and chief executive officer of Target Corp. “While I’m confident in our strategy and that we’re on the right path, we’re just at the beginning of our journey. I believe Michelle and Erika will significantly advance Target’s efforts.”