Alves has more than 30 years of experience in the retail industry. Most recently, Alves was president and chief retail officer for Bealls Retail group, overseeing all Bealls Stores, Bealls Outlet Stores, Burkes Outlet Stores, and Home Centric. Prior to Bealls, Alves held leadership roles at TJX Canada and TJX Europe, Hudson’s Bay and Sterling Shoes, the company said in a press release.
US’ Kohl’s has named Dave Alves as Kohl’s president and chief operating officer, reporting to CEO Tom Kingsbury, effective in April 2023. Alves will be responsible for Kohl’s enterprise operations, with its 1,200 stores, global supply chain and distribution centres, real estate portfolio, purchasing, sustainability, risk management and compliance functions.
“We are thrilled to have Alves join our senior leadership team as we drive the business forward. Kohl’s is a tremendous company with a strong and loyal customer base, and Alves is joining us at a time when we are elevating our business and our offerings for the next generation of shoppers. His deep retail background in department stores and off-price, and his experience across US and global markets will be a great addition to our team,” Kingsbury said.
“I’ve long admired the Kohl’s brand and business model throughout my career and I am excited to join the team. Retail is a dynamic and fast-paced industry that must constantly evolve with consumer preferences and behaviours, and I think Kohl’s does a great job staying true to its heritage while pushing the retail experience forward. I look forward to being part of the company’s bright future,” Alves said.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)