SECAUCUS, N.J. — Fran Unrine has been named president of Petrie Retail Inc.
Responsible for directing the company’s merchandising, planning and allocation and its marketing groups, she reports to Edwin J. Holman, Petrie Retail’s chairman and chief executive officer. The post of president had been vacant since July, when Holman relinquished it to become chairman and ceo.
Unrine was most recently vice president of American Retail Group, and before that held senior positions at retailers including Loehmann’s and Federated Department Stores.
Petrie has been operating in Chapter 11 bankruptcy since October 1995. It operates such women’s apparel stores as Petrie, Stuarts, Marianne, Jean Nicole, Winkelman’s, M.J. Carroll, Rave and G&G.