The SHOP.CA team is joined by Bill Gregson, Board of Directors, and Mike Bermingham as merchandising director
TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - CEO and founder of SHOP.CA, Drew Green, proudly announces new team members and experts in the retail field. As SHOP.CA quickly grows and proves Canadians are finally embracing eCommerce, the team looks to accomplished and creative retail experts to push the envelope even further.
Commenting on Bill Gregson's contribution to the Board of Directors, Green notes "We are very pleased to have such a highly respected retail executive join our team. Mr. Gregson's unparalled retail experience with Forzani's and The Brick give him a unique perspective that will continue to build SHOP.CA as the leading online shopping destination in Canada."
Having joined the Forzani Group Ltd. as Executive Vice-President Corporate Retail in 1997, Gregson lifted the company from danger of insolvency and grew a struggling market cap from $10 million to an impressive $800 million. After leaving Forzani as President and COO in 2009, he joined The Brick as President and CEO. Gregson's leadership was instrumental in setting record EBITDA between 2010 and 2011. Gregson stepped down as CEO December 31, 2011 and takes on the role of Executive Chairman. The Brick's market cap is now approximately $500 million.
"I am very much looking forward to joining the Board at SHOP.CA and contributing to the innovation and service this company is establishing within the Canadian retail landscape," says Gregson.
Another industry insider bringing a wealth of experience to the SHOP.CA team is Mike Bermingham, who recently joined as director of merchandising. Bermingham has over 30 years in retail experience, punctuated by 14 years at Walmart, where he led walmart.ca and all of its merchandising and helped launch the retailer online in 2011, building Walmart's Kid's category from fourth to first in market share in just three years.
A lifelong student of retail, Bermingham keeps consumer trends at the forefront of his approach. "It was a natural choice to join SHOP.CA. Their massive product breadth, strong customer care and progressive Social Loyalty program are all of the innovations Canadians are looking for in an online shopping experience," says Bermingham.
SHOP.CA is committed to becoming Canada's leader in online shopping by striving to provide a unique Canadian experience that combines an unprecedented selection of products, unparalleled customer service, and a social loyalty program that rewards members on every purchase. Launched in June 2012, SHOP.CA offers Canadian online shoppers a compelling alternative to current shopping options.
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