CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Strouds, Inc.
(Nasdaq: STRO), a leading specialty retailer of quality home textiles and
furnishings, announced today that Harry Brown, has been appointed general
merchandising manager, executive vice president.
Mr. Brown, 52, a retail industry merchandising and marketing veteran, will
be responsible for Strouds' merchandise strategy and direction. He reports to
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles Chinni.
"With a distinguished career and notable achievements at many of the
country's finest retailers, Harry Brown comes to Strouds as one of the
industry's most experienced and capable merchandising executives," said
Charles Chinni, chairman and chief executive officer. "His career in
merchandising and management includes experience with Stage Stores, Houston;
Office Depot; Marshall's; Macy's and others."
"Harry's expertise and leadership will be invaluable as Strouds builds
upon its solid, post-restructuring foundation and resumes carefully planned
growth. We are confident that he will play a key role in helping Strouds
maintain its strong brand equity and position in the market," said Mr. Chinni.
Mr. Brown was formerly vice chairman, chief merchandising officer with
Stage Stores Inc., Houston, Texas; executive vice president merchandising and
marketing, Office Depot, Boca Raton, Florida; executive vice president,
marketing, planning, allocation, Marshall's, Andover, Mass.; senior vice
president, general merchandise manager, R.H. Macy's, Macy's Atlanta/Bullock's;
and various merchandising positions with Macy's-Midwest, Kansas.
Strouds, Inc., the Linen Experts(R), is a specialty retailer of bed, bath,
tabletop and other home textile products in the United States. The Company
currently operates 63 stores in five states. The Company also markets it home
products on the Internet at http://www.linenexperts.com and
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters
discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve
risk and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from the
Company's present expectations. Among the important factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the
forward- looking statements are: customer demand and trends in the home
textiles industry, the performance of stores in the new markets, the effect of
economic conditions, the impact of competitive openings and pricing, supply
constraints or difficulties, and other risks detailed in the Company's
Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
SOURCE Strouds, Inc.