COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) today announced the appointment of Stephen M. Haffer as Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer. Mr. Haffer will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team of the Company with primary responsibility for customer engagement and messaging touchpoints, including marketing, advertising, brand development and ecommerce.
Commenting on today's announcement, James R. Chambers, non-executive Chairman of the Board of Big Lots stated, "We are delighted to have Steve join the Big Lots family. His impressive background as a marketing executive with extensive experience in ecommerce and customer engagement and acquisition, most notably in the furniture industry, will be instrumental as we strategize to grow our business. We look forward to his leadership as we reposition our brand as a new kind of community retailer and execute the multi-year rollout of our Store of the Future initiative."
Prior to Big Lots, Mr. Haffer was an executive at American Signature, Inc., the parent company for Value City Furniture and American Signature Home stores, where he served in a number of roles over a 25-year career spanning Marketing, ecommerce, Information Technology, and Business Development, leading up to his appointment as Chief Innovation Officer in 2016. Mr. Haffer is graduate of Tulane University.
About Big Lots
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is a community retailer operating 1,416 BIG LOTS stores in 47 states, dedicated to friendly service, trustworthy value, and affordable solutions in every season and category – furniture, food, décor, and more. We exist to serve everyone like family, providing a better shopping experience for our customers, valuing and developing our associates, and creating growth for our shareholders. Big Lots supports the communities it serves through the Big Lots Foundation, a charitable organization focused on four areas of need: hunger, housing, healthcare, and education. For more information about the Company, visit www.biglots.com.
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