MONTREAL, Nov. 15, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Reitmans (Canada) Limited (RCL) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathon Fitzgerald as Group President for the Company's plus-size women apparel brands Addition Elle and Penningtons. In his capacity as Group President, Mr. Fitzgerald will be responsible for the strategic direction, operations management and financial performance of the brands and will support the growth of the Company's plus-size business, both in Canada and internationally.
"We are leaders in the women's retail plus-size market, and there is great potential for growth in this sector", said Stephen F. Reitman, President of the Company. "We are confident that Mr. Fitzgerald, a senior executive with extensive knowledge in retail and deep international experience, will position our unique offering to achieve our business objectives and propel Addition Elle and Penningtons to new heights."
Mr. Fitzgerald has held executive roles at numerous retail companies, most recently at Mamas and Papas in the UK, where he successfully turned the business to profitability.
About Reitmans (Canada) Limited
Reitmans (Canada) Limited is a leading specialty fashion retailer, with over 8000 employees and operating 652 stores across Canada through its banners, Reitmans, Addition Elle, Penningtons, RW&CO., Thyme Maternity and Hyba. Reitmans (Canada) Limited is a publicly traded company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RET, RET-A). For more information, visit www.reitmanscanadalimited.com.
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For further information: Stephen F. Reitman, President, Reitmans (Canada) Limited, 514-385-2700