Personnel Updates

• Gap (48) announced Chief Merchandising Officer Alegra O’Hare has left the company.

• Crew Group Inc. (45) has appointed Jan Singer to serve as CEO.

• L & W Supply (26) has named Walter Reinthaler as District Manager for the company’s new Mountain West District in Utah and Arizona. Paul Dean has accepted the role as District Manager of the company’s newly formed Upper Midwest District.

• Leslie’s Poolmart Inc. (36) has tapped Michael R. Egeck as CEO. He succeeds Steven L. Ortega, who is transitioning to the role of Executive Chairman.

• Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (105) has named Anthony Hurst as the new President of Lowe’s Canada.

• National Association of Home Builders (4) has elected Dean Mon as the 2020 Chairman.


Industry Insight

• 84 Lumber Co. has opened its latest dedicated components plant in New Britain, PA. The facility will handle increasing demand for engineered and manufactured wood products in Philadelphia, Delaware and markets in New Jersey.


Real Estate

• Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. plans to add 10% unit growth per year over the next six-to-seven years.

• The Home Depot Inc. has opened its first-ever flatbed distribution center, an 800,000 sq. ft. facility in Dallas, TX.

• Tapestry, Inc. has closed its three-level, 6,000 sq. ft. Coach store at Madison Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan.


Technology News

• 1-800 Inc. is rolling out enhancements across its digital, mobile and voice channels. The new features include an intelligent virtual assistant which combines artificial intelligence and human interaction.