Skip to main content

Target names former Nordstrom exec as new head of merchandising

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A former Nordstrom executive will lead Target's merchandising.

The Minneapolis-based retailer announced Tuesday that Mark Tritton will be the executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at the company.

Tritton will oversee enterprise buying, product design and development, sourcing, visual merchandising strategy, and merchandising transformation and operations for Target.

CEO Brian Cornell said Tritton is a "bold, decisive leader" who will play a "critical role in guiding Target's merchandising authority across all channels, ensuring we meet the ever-evolving wants and needs of our guests."

The retailer had been looking to fill the chief merchandising officer position since last summer, when Kathryn Tesija announced she'd be leaving the company as Target reshapes the way it does business. Tritton will officially start at Target June 5, the release says.

Target also announced Jason Goldberger will be the chief digital officer and president of Target.com. It's a newly created role aimed at enhancing the digital experience for Target shoppers.

Target has been emphasizing its digital experience as of late. And Goldberger, who's been with the retailer since 2013, says the company has made important gains.

"I will keep pushing ... so we can accelerate digital's role in making Target an easy, inspiring, convenient place to shop," Goldberger said in the release.

In a Q&A on Target's corporate blog, Tritton said digital "has never been more important for retailers," noting "you have to be willing to constantly evolve" to "win with your guest."

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-09-30 at 4.54.42 PM

FBI, police investigating bank robbery at Edina's 50th and France

An ATM technician was robbed by four men at a U.S. Bank.

Ethan Glynn

Paralyzed Bloomington football player begins rehabilitation in Colorado

Ethan Glynn is at a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital.

Press Bar fire

Owner of St. Cloud bar gets 6 years for arson, ordered to repay $3M

A February 2020 fire at the Press Bar and Parlor was later determined to be an insurance job.

IMG_5455

Bloomington, Richfield districts tighten security ahead of weekend football

Enhanced safety measures will be in place this weekend.

Screen Shot 2022-09-30 at 2.23.15 PM

Walz sends MN first responders to help with hurricane recovery in Florida

Eight members of the Minnesota All Hazards Incident Management Team will travel to Florida.

drought

It was the driest September in Twin Cities modern history

Less than a quarter inch of rain fell in September.

Jay James Olson

Sauk Rapids man pleads guilty to making, selling ghost guns

The 21-year-old would sell unserialized guns, silencers, auto-sears, and high-capacity magazines.

Pixabay - gray squirrel

Squirrel blamed for Friday power outage impacting over 5,000 homes

There's no telling when or where the squirrels will strike next.

Related