Fothergill Named Gracious Home President

Ashley FothergillAshley Fothergill

NEW YORK-Gracious Home has named former Ralph Lauren and Williams-Sonoma executive Ashley Fothergill as its president.

Fothergill is joining the retailer today, and reports to Joel Kier, the company's chairman. He is succeeding Jordan Smilowitz, who left in April to become senior director of purchasing for Lapine, a retail merchandise agency.

Before joining Gracious Home, Fothergill was vice president of Ralph Lauren responsible for its home collection, which included the designer brand's lighting, giftware, textiles, home fragrance, decorative accessories, stationery, paint and window hardware products. Prior to his Ralph Lauren career, he served as director of product development at Williams-Sonoma, director of product development at British retailer Sainsbury and an executive in the Macy's merchandising group.

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.

Videos

Current Issue

  • HFN May digital issue

    HFN's DIGITAL EDITION

    May 2017


    COVER STORY: HFN Turns 90

    We commemorate HFN's 90th anniversary by paying tribute to the iconic retailer and supplier brands--and the people--that have helped the industry flourish, then and now.


    ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

    • Up & Coming Leaders - The home industry is in capable and visionary hands as this year’s 40 Under 40 list attests. Today’s young leaders span all disciplines and varied levels of operation.
    • Omnichannel Retailing - In the Mobile App World, Time is Money