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Robinson joins Dallas Market Center as VP retail development
Oct '08
Dallas Market Center, the world's largest wholesale merchandise resource, today announced that Jill Robinson has joined the company as vice president of retail development.

In her position, Robinson will oversee all specialty and major store buyer recruitment and retention programs for hardgoods and softgoods and will report to Jane R. Robertson, executive vice president, marketing.

Robinson comes to Dallas Market Center after more than 20 years with major retailers Bag 'n' Baggage and JCPenney. At Bag 'n' Baggage she served as senior buyer for luggage, men's accessories and women's accessories.

She worked with the company management team to reorganize the company out of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

During her 15 years with JCPenney, Robinson served as vice president, divisional merchandising manager of women's and children's shoes, senior buyer for contemporary footwear and senior buyer for junior footwear, making purchasing decisions for the company's 1,026 retail stores and catalog. She was instrumental in taking the company from decentralized to centralized buying.

“As a retail professional with extensive merchant experience, Jill knows the mindset of the buyers we serve,” Robertson said. “She understands the challenges retailers face and offers tremendous expertise in all aspects of the business – from disciplined open to buy strategies to visual merchandising to marketing. Jill will be a tremendous asset in our continuing efforts to provide the best possible market experience for our customers.”

Dallas Market Center continues as a marketplace leader with the largest selection of apparel and accessories and more home and gift resources than any other marketplace. Markets are attended by buyers from all 50 states and 84 countries.

Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world's largest wholesale merchandise resource. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel.

With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 84 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. As a result, more than $8 billion in estimated wholesale transactions are conducted annually within the Dallas Market Center complex.

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