After simply eight months on the job, Kohl’s Corp. president and chief working officer Dave Alves has left the corporate.
Kohl’s indicated in a Securities and Change Fee submitting that Alves’ final day on the firm was Friday.
On Monday, Kohl’s issued an announcement to WWD which learn, “Dave Alves, Kohl’s president and chief working officer, is leaving Kohl’s to pursue different alternatives. We thank Dave for his management and need him all the very best in his future endeavors. We is not going to be backfilling his position.”
Alves reported to Kohl’s chief govt officer Tom Kingsbury. It’s doubtless that the obligations that Alves had shall be redistributed to different executives together with Kingsbury.
Alves joined Kohl’s when the corporate was rebuilding its senior management, bringing on Nick Jones as chief merchandising and digital officer, and elevating Kingsbury to CEO after he served as interim CEO following the departure of Michelle Gass, who left in early December 2022 to hitch Levi Strauss & Co. as president and CEO-in-waiting.
Alves’ departure comes at a vital time for Kohl’s, with the vacation season about to enter excessive gear and the corporate working laborious to enhance its gross sales and revenue traits amid softening shopper demand.
Kohl’s is scheduled to report its third-quarter outcomes on Tuesday.
Kohl’s, confronted with softening shopper demand, noticed steep declines in each the highest and backside strains throughout the second quarter, however the outcomes fell consistent with the retailer’s expectations.
Web earnings for the interval ended July 29 was $58 million, or $0.52 per diluted share, in comparison with internet earnings of $143 million, or $1.11 per diluted share within the prior yr. Working earnings was $163 million in comparison with $266 million within the prior yr. Web gross sales decreased 4.8 p.c to $3.7 billion, from $3.86 billion within the year-ago interval. Comparable gross sales had been down 5 p.c.
“Our second-quarter earnings had been consistent with our expectations,” Kingsbury stated. “We maintained sturdy gross sales momentum in Sephora at Kohl’s, diminished stock by 14 p.c and managed bills tightly. Additional, stable money move technology allowed us to scale back our borrowings within the interval.”
Alves has been in retailing, particularly malls and off-price shops, for about 31 years. Previous to becoming a member of Kohl’s he served because the president and chief retail officer for the Bealls Retail Group. Earlier than that, he held management roles at TJX Canada and TJX Europe, Hudson’s Bay and Sterling Footwear.