Claire's Inc. CEO, Jim Fielding To Address Global Market Expansion At The Executives' Club Of Chicago's CEO Breakfast

Fielding to Discuss Creating Branded Product and Adapting Business Models to Succeed Globally

Dec 06, 2013, 14:37 ET from The Executives' Club of Chicago

CHICAGO, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the global middle class continues to grow and develop purchasing power, millions of potential customers are emerging around the globe. Jim Fielding, CEO of Claire's Inc. will discuss how the retailer is growing their global footprint by creating differentiated brands and experiences for growth in existing markets and developing strategic expansion in other countries.


At The Executives' Club of Chicago' CEO Breakfast on December 11, Fielding will share his perspective on how corporations can better customize their product and messages to fit with specific demographics and geographic customers.

Fielding joined Claire's Inc. in June 2012 from The Walt Disney Company, where he was most recently President of Disney Stores Worldwide.  Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company, Mr. Fielding held the position of General Merchandise Manager for the coed division of Lands' End, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Fielding held several merchandising positions with The J. Peterman Company, The Gap, and Dayton Hudson Department Store.

Event Details

  • CEO Breakfast with Jim Fielding, Wednesday, Dec. 11
    "Creating Branded Product and Adapting Business Models for Global Market Expansion"
    Palmer House Hilton Grand Ballroom – 17 E. Monroe Street, Chicago
    Registration and Networking: 7:15 a.m.; Breakfast and Program: 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

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About Claire's Inc.

Claire's Stores, Inc. is one of the world's leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewelry and accessories for young women, teens, tweens and girls ages 3 to 35. The Company operates through its two store concepts: Claire's® and Icing®. As of November 2, 2013, Claire's Stores, Inc. operated 3,118 stores in 18 countries throughout North America, Europe, and China. The Company also franchised 414 stores in 26 countries primarily located in the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia and Central and South America. More information regarding Claire's Stores is available on the Company's corporate website at

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