Reitmans names Gale Blank chief information officer
today Nov 19, 2019
Reitmans Canada Limited (RCL) announced on Monday the appointment of Gale Blank as its new chief information officer.
In this role, Blank will lead Reitmans ongoing digital transformation and information technology strategy.
With a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Queen's University and an MBA from York University's Schulich School of Business, Blank has taken a lead role in helping large retail organizations evolve their technology infrastructures including at Walmart Canada, Walmart U.S., Loblaw and Holt Renfrew.
“RCL is proud to welcome Gale Blank to its senior executive team and looks forward to working with her,” the company said in a news statement.
For the second quarter 2020, the fashion retailer saw sales drop to $232.8 million, as compared with $248.8 million reported during the same period last year.
Hit by the effects of e-commerce, Reitmans has closed over 45 stores since last year.
It currently operates 591 stores consisting of 258 Reitmans, 114 Penningtons, 80 Addition Elle, 81 RW & CO. and 58 Thyme Maternity.
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