Market Connect Group (MCG), a division of Randa Accessories that does in-store merchandising for major retailers, has named Art Gately III as its new president. He will be based in MCG’s Bloomfield, N.J. office and report to Randa’s SVP, chief marketing officer David Katz.
Gately joins MCG from Randa’s Swank division, where he was VP of general administration.
“Art has spent a 32-year career with Swank, Inc. in a wide range of areas, from sales to human resources, and planning to logistics,” said Katz. “We are confident he and his experience will guide MCG to continued growth and success. In today’s consolidated and competitive retail environment MCG provides brand enhancement, customer engagement and increased sales over the final six feet of the purchase journey.”
MCG employs 3,700 merchandisers who help retailers including Macy’s, Kohl’s and JCPenney maintain stocked shelves, demonstrate products for customers and sales staff and collect in-store market and sales data.