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Bloomingdale’s Appoints Chief Merchandising Officer, Its First Ever


Denise Magid (pictured) has been promoted the newly created role of Bloomingdale’s chief merchandising officer.

She is the department store’s first chief merchandising officer in its 150-year history.

Mark Cohen, director of retail studies at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, told Retail Dive that traditionally, the Bloomingdale’s CEO also has served as its chief merchant.

Magid joined Bloomingdale’s in 2019 as general merchandising manager, ready-to-wear, and concessions. She added off-price in 2020 and women’s accessories in 2021. Before that, she held senior roles at Intermix and Saks Fifth Avenue.

In her new role, Magid will drive the strategic direction and performance of all Bloomingdale’s merchandising initiatives, and will build and enhance its brand and product assortment.

Owned by Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s operates 34 Bloomingdale’s stores, 20 Bloomingdale’s The Outlet stores, and two Bloomie’s stores, as well as one store in Kuwait and another in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Magid will report to chairman and CEO Tony Spring, who has been CEO of the company since 2013.

“We are confident that Denise’s vision and leadership will continue to strengthen our relationships with our brand partners and further refine how we can cater to the unique needs of the Bloomingdale’s customer,” said Spring in a statement.

Photo courtesy of Bloomingdale’s

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By: Rob Bates

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