Abercrombie & Fitch appoints new Brand Presidents

Abercrombie & Fitch has announced the appointment of new Brand Presidents. Stacia Andersen has been appointed as Brand President of Abercrombie & Fitch and Abercrombie Kids and Kristin Scott has been appointed as Brand President of Hollister Co.

Commenting on the appointments, Horowitz said, "We look forward to welcoming Stacia and Kristin to the team. They are innovative, strategic leaders with extensive experience and records of success across large retail organizations. Both are collaborative, engaging and passionate, aligning with our culture and values. I am confident that both will provide strong, experienced leadership to move our brands forward."

Andersen was most recently senior vice president of merchandising of Target Corporation and Scott was executive vice president, general merchandise manager at Victoria's Secret. Both will report to Fran Horowitz, the company's President and Chief Merchandising Officer. They will each have overall responsibility for all product and customer-facing activities for their brands. Andersen will join the company by June 13, 2016 and Scott will join on August 1, 2016.

Andersen has held a number of senior positions in key retail disciplines in her over 20-year career at Target Corporation. Prior to her role as senior vice president of merchandising in apparel and home, Andersen was president of sourcing, where she led a team of 2,000 associates in 30 countries and was responsible for sourcing, global trade strategy, social compliance, quality assurance and product safety.

Scott has over 25 years of retail experience spanning multiple categories and every aspect of the business, from developing a merchandise vision to supply chain, negotiations, visual, marketing, merchandise presentation, in-store execution, and sales. Over the past nine years, she has held senior positions at Victoria's Secret. Prior to joining Victoria's Secret, she was VP, general merchandise manager for Gap Outlet. Scott started her career at Target Corporation, where, over her 16 years with the company, she held senior leadership positions across planning and merchandising at both Target and Marshall Fields.






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