Nordstrom adds former store brands leader to its board

Dan Ochwat
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Mark Tritton

Nordstrom named two new members to its board of directors, including Mark Tritton who formerly oversaw the retailer’s store brand collection in 2009.

Tritton is now chief executive officer of Bed Bath & Beyond and also held the post of vice president, chief merchandising officer at Target, where he had a hand in the company’s store brands, too, managing buying, sourcing, product design and development, and visual merchandising and merchandising operations.

In 2009, Tritton held the position of executive vice president, president of Nordstrom Product Group, overseeing its private label brands. In his role now as CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond he’s responsible for accelerating the company’s omnichannel presence and its merchandise assortment. The company recently hired Joe Hartsig of Walgreens to lead its merchandising. Hartsig has experience overseeing Walgreens’ private brands.

Jim Donald

Tritton is joined on the board by another longtime retailer executive Jim Donald, co-chairman and former CEO of Albertsons. He brings with him more than 45 years of experience that includes time in food, hospitality and retail, starting at Publix Supermarkets. He also served as CEO of Starbucks, seeing same-store sales grow by double digits during his tenure.