HONOR ROLL: Retailers continue to be decorated with French honors. French president Jacques Chirac named Carrefour chief executive officer Daniel Bernard a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor at a ceremony Monday at the Elysée Palace. Chirac called Carrefour, the second-largest retailer in the world after Wal-Mart, “a flag-bearer of the French economy.” Last year, retailers carrying the Stars and Stripes were the recipients: Kal Ruttenstein of Bloomingdale’s, Burt Tansky of Neiman Marcus and Philip Miller, former chairman of Saks Fifth Avenue.
This story first appeared in the March 25, 2003 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
TIFFANY PROMOTION: Jon M. King was promoted to senior vice president of merchandising at Tiffany & Co., succeeding Linda Hanson, who recently resigned. King joined the retailer as a jewelry buyer in 1990 and has held several merchandising positions. Last year, he was promoted to group vice president responsible for product development. King will now oversee such areas as demand management, category management, assortment planning and product design.