CHARLOTTE, N.C.–David Zant has returned to Belk to head up its home division as it reshuffled senior ranks.
Belk named Zant executive vice president and general merchandise manger of home and men’s. He most recently was vice chairman of private brands, merchandise planning and Internet marketing for The Bon-Ton Stores.
Zant was executive vice president and GMM of home for Belk in 2002. He joined Belk in 2001 as president of the Belk Central Division in Charlotte.
Zant began his retail career in 1978, and subsequently held senior merchandising posts with Saks Inc. and the former Mercantile Stores Co.
At Belk, Zant will report to Kathy Bufano, president of merchandising and marketing.
In his new role, Zant succeeds Bill Roberts, who has been named senior vice president and director of stores for the Belk Northern division.
Roberts succeeds Jan Clevenger, who has been named chair of the 77-store Belk Western division. She succeeds Linda Zwern, who is retiring effective April 5.