Tenser Exits Kmart: Dina Tenser has left as fashion director at Kmart and been named to the same post at Hanover Direct, a catalog company in Weehawken, N.J.
A Kmart spokeswoman said the discounter plans to fill Tenser’s post shortly, and is interviewing candidates.
Tenser had been traveling weekly between Manhattan, where she lives, and Troy, Mich., where Kmart is based. The commute across the Hudson River is “considerably less taxing,” she said.
Meanwhile, Kmart on Monday opened a distribution center in Brighton, Colo. It is the retailer’s 13th center, and serves 118 Kmart discount stores in 10 Rocky Mountain and Midwest states.
The center is 1.2 million square feet, on 103 acres, and employs 350. Kmart donated about 35 acres back to the city to be used as open space.
SALAWAY TO REYNOLDS: Mark T. Salaway has been named executive vice president and general merchandise manager for Reynolds Bros. Inc., an operator of Reynolds & Rafters off-price stores. Salaway assumed his new responsibilities from Charles H. Reynolds Jr., who remains chairman and chief executive officer.
Salaway joins the Lakewood, N.J.-based retailer from Hess Bros. in Allentown, Pa., where he was merchandise manager for sportswear.
DOLLAR’S MONEY MAN: Dollar General Corp. named Thomas W. Stoltz controller, succeeding John Morgan, who left the Nashville, Tenn., company in February.
Stoltz joins Dollar General from the North Carolina-based Food Lion Inc., where he was director of operational accounting. Dollar General operates 1,861 discount stores in 24 states.
3 NEW MACS: Mac Frugal’s Bargains-Close-outs Inc., will open three stores Friday, in Miami, Watsonville, Calif., and Woods Cross, Utah. About 50 jobs will be created in each community.
The new units give Mac Frugal’s a total of 247 stores in 12 states. The company is based in Dominguez, Calif.