Target hires Donald Knauss & Robert Edwards as directors

14 Aug '15
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American retailing company, Target Corporation, has appointed Donald R. Knauss, former executive chairman and former chairman and chief executive officer of The Clorox Company, and Robert L. Edwards, former CEO of Safeway Inc., as new directors, effective immediately.

Knauss served as chairman and CEO of Clorox from October 2006 until November 2014. He then served as executive chairman until July 1, 2015. Before joining Clorox, he was president and chief operating officer of Coca-Cola North America. He is also a former US Marine Corps officer.

Edwards served as CEO of Safeway from May 2013 until April 2015. He also served Safeway as president and chief financial officer, from April 2012 to May 2013. He joined Safeway in 2004 as executive vice president and chief financial officer, according to a press release.

Brian Cornell, chairman and CEO of Target said, “Don and Robert each bring a deep understanding of the consumer and a wealth of relevant expertise to Target. Don has a lengthy track record of driving the strategic growth of prominent, consumer brands at global companies. Robert has held leadership positions in the grocery industry for more than a decade and will offer a fresh perspective on our food reinvention, in particular. Don and Robert will be important additions to our board as we continue to transform Target and elevate the guest experience.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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