NEW YORK–Jeff Kantor will lead the home business as general merchandise manager of home at Macy’s, Terry Lundgren, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Macy’s, told HFN.
Kantor most recently served as president of furniture for Macy’s Home Store, the centralized home buying division that will effectively be eliminated when it is integrated into Macy’s national merchandising, stores and marketing organizations.
Kantor was picked to lead Macy’s home business as he has done “an outstanding job” with Macy’s furniture business, “one of the most complicated and challenging businesses in America,” Lundgren said. At Macy’s he has “delivered results quarter after quarter in big ticket.”
Kantor will report to Jeffrey Gennette, who becomes chief merchandising officer, overseeing all buying and merchandising functions for Macy’s nationwide.
Gennette is currently chairman and CEO of Macy’s West.
Timothy Adams, currently chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s Home Store, will become chief private brand officer.