NewStore Appoints Two Retail Icons to its Board of Directors
Carol Meyrowitz (TJX) and Sharen Jester Turney (formerly of Victoria’s Secret) join forces with Stephan Schambach to deliver true omnichannel in retail
April 12, 2018
BOSTON, MA – April 12, 2018 – NewStore, Inc., the award-winning omnichannel cloud platform for brands and retailers, today announced that it has appointed two retail luminaries to its Board of Directors. Both of the newly appointed directors, Carol Meyrowitz and Sharen Jester Turney, will add invaluable knowledge and experience in retail to NewStore.
“I firmly believe that retail success is driven by a deep understanding of consumers and their relationship to brands,” said Carol Meyrowitz, Executive Chairman of the Board of The TJX Companies, Inc., a Fortune 100 company that operates more than 4,000 stores. “NewStore empowers both customers and associates to create rich in-store experiences through mobile technology and the platform gives retailers a means to meet the high expectation of consumers.”
Prior to her current positions, Carol Meyrowitz was the CEO of TJX Companies from 2007 to 2016. She also previously held several positions within TJX since joining the company in 1983. Formerly, Ms. Meyrowitz served on the Staples, Inc., Amscan Holdings, Inc., and the Yankee Candle Company Boards. Currently, she sits on several Advisory Boards. She has been recognized as Fortune’s Business Person of the Year and was among their Most Powerful Women listing in 2015. In that same year, she was featured among Barron’s World’s Best CEO’s for the third consecutive year. She has also been listed on Forbes’ World’s Most Powerful Women.
“At Victoria’s Secret, we created an emotional experience that captivated women around the world. We understood that successful retail is about delivering meaningful connections,” said Sharen Jester Turney, Former President and CEO, Victoria’s Secret. “NewStore offers a platform for scaling that crucial personalized experience between associate and consumer, which finally delivers the omnichannel capabilities retail has been waiting for.”
Sharen served as President and CEO of Victoria’s Secret from 2006-2016. Prior to that appointment, she was the CEO of Victoria’s Secret’s ecommerce and catalog division. She was also part of Federated Department Stores and Neiman Marcus, where she held several top positions on her way to becoming president and CEO of Neiman Marcus Direct. Her experience at leading these two iconic brands will help drive both the development of the NewStore platform and adoption by retailers worldwide.
“Carol and Sharen add unparalleled retail experience to NewStore. Our Board contains the best minds in the industry, helping us to better understand and serve our customers,” said Stephan Schambach, Founder and CEO, NewStore.
NewStore is an award-winning cloud platform built to accelerate end-to-end omnichannel for brands and retailers. With pre-built connectors into major commerce platforms and intuitive apps for store employees, NewStore delivers the highly personalized and frictionless shopping experience demanded by today’s mobile-first consumers. Retailers have the freedom to choose their own path, beginning with clienteling, endless aisle, mobile point of sale, or omnichannel fulfillment. NewStore was founded by Stephan Schambach, who previously invented the first standard software for online shopping and founded Demandware (now Salesforce Commerce Cloud). The company is located in Boston, New York, and Berlin. Learn more at www.newstore.com.
Director of Corporate Communications, NewStore