Sears Canada names Calvin McDonald CEO

TORONTO—Sears Canada Inc. has appointed Calvin McDonald president and CEO, succeeding Dene Rogers.

McDonald joins Sears Canada from Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest supermarket chain, where he was an EVP. He starts at Sears Canada immediately.

Sears Canada’s board chairman William C. Crowley commented in a statement, “The board of directors of Sears Canada is pleased to have attracted Mr. McDonald to lead Sears Canada and assume a position on the board. Calvin brings extensive retail experience, knowledge of on-line and customer-relationship technologies, an energetic and engaging leadership style, and an appreciation for the opportunity that Sears Canada represents.”

“I am excited to join Sears Canada,” added McDonald. “The executive team shares the board’s and my belief that Sears Canada has the potential to significantly increase its sales and profitability by better serving customers, by improving our brand offerings, by executing at a higher level in all channels, and by capitalizing on the affinity and affection that we Canadians have for this iconic retail brand.”

Sears Canada operates 196 corporate stores, 272 hometown dealer stores, 33 home improvement showrooms, 1,800 catalogue merchandise pick-up locations, 108 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and installation network.

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