Bed Bath & Beyond bolsters merchandising team

The rejuvenated home store has added Stacey Shively, a former Target and JCPenney executive, to the role of SVP, general merchandise manager.
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Stacey Shively

Bed Bath & Beyond has strengthened the ranks of its merchandising team, adding Stacey Shively to the position of senior vice president, general merchandise manager.

Shively will step into a retailer that is in the midst of an extensive store brand rollout, including Simply Essential this week, Nestwell in April, Haven last month, and even more own brands to come this year. 

She will report to Joe Hartsig, EVP, chief merchandising officer for the home store, who Store Brands interviewed about the own brand overhaul, and will be responsible for accelerating merchandising plans for key categories including bed, bath, seasonal, décor, kitchen, dining, organization, electrics and general merchandise as part of the retailer’s three-year transformation strategy.

Shively’s previous experience includes stints at Target, JCPenney, Dollar Tree and more, totaling more than 25 years of retail experience in merchandising and product development, including private brands. Most recently she served as the senior vice president, general merchandise manager for JCPenney’s home division. She started at Target in merchandising and planning, working there for 17 years. CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond Mark Tritton also comes from Target. She’s also held leadership roles at Bluestem Brands and Dollar Tree.

"As we continue to solidify Bed Bath & Beyond as the destination for home, we are focused on managing our merchandise assortment through a customer-inspired and omni-always lens," Hartsig said. "Stacey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in retail with exceptional leadership skills delivering positive sales results in fast-paced, transformational environments. She is a powerhouse leader who I know will successfully manage the home business holistically."