Changes at Macy’s for Gennette, Baxter, Sachse and Kantor; Greiner to Retire

Macy’s has altered the role of Jeff Gennette, the company’s president, to focus more on the retailer’s broader growth strategies.
February 3, 2015David Gill

Jeff GennetteJeff Gennette
CINCINNATI-Macy’s has altered the role of Jeff Gennette, the company’s president, to focus more on the retailer’s broader growth strategies.

The move is just one of a series of changes for other Macy’s execs. Timothy Baxter, previously Macy’s executive vice president and general merchandise manager for ready-to-wear, has been promoted to succeed Gennette as Macy’s chief merchandising officer. He will report to Gennette.

Peter Sachse, Macy’s chief stores officer, has been named chief for innovation and business development, continuing to report to CEO Terry Lundgren. Jeff Kantor, previously chairman of, has succeeded Sachse as chief stores officer, and reports to Lundgren.

Julie Greiner, chief merchandise planning officer, will retire from Macy’s in August 2015 after a 40-year career with the retailer.

Going forward, Gennette will also oversee Macy’s merchandise planning, maintain oversight for merchandising and marketing of Macy’s stores and digital business, and private-brand product development. He will continue to report to Lundgren.

David GillDavid Gill | Senior Editor

David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.


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