Timothy Mantel will oversee a variety of merchandising sectors for the bookseller.
NORTH AMERICA–Barnes & Noble has tapped Timothy Mantel to serve as its chief merchandising officer, effective immediately.
In his new role, Mantel will oversee sales and profitability in merchandising across numerous categories including books, toys and games, gifts, newsstand, music and entertainment.
Prior to Barnes & Noble, Mantel served as chief merchandising officer at GNC Corporation and senior vice president, food and household essentials, Target.
“We are thrilled that Tim will be taking on the important role of chief merchandising officer for Barnes & Noble,” says Demos Parneros, chief executive officer, Barnes & Noble. “His deep knowledge of retail and proven track record are exactly what we need to invigorate our merchandising strategy and grow our business. He will be a great addition to our management team.”