March 31, 2014 / 7:29 PM / 4 years ago

Macy's head merchant promoted to president

(Reuters) - Macy’s Inc (M.N) on Monday said that Chief Merchandising Officer Jeffrey Gennette has been named president of the department store chain, effectively immediately.

People are reflected in a window outside the Macy's department store in New York, November 22, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

In addition to continuing to serving as the retailer’s chief merchant, Gennette will oversee marketing and e-commerce at Macy’s namesake chain. He will also take on oversight of Macy’s in-house brands.

Gennette, 52, has been Macy’s chief merchant since 2009.

Reporting by Phil Wahba in New York; Editing by Steve Orlofsky

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