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Bloomingdale's Moves: Spring, Doroff Promoted To Boost Chain's Growth

Bloomingdale's is pumping up its top brass to help drive the department store chain's growth. Tony Spring has been promoted to president, and Frank Doroff has risen to vice chairman.

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Bloomingdale's is pumping up its top brass to help drive the department store chain's growth.

Tony Spring has been promoted to president, and Frank Doroff has risen to vice chairman.

An announcement on the executive changes is expected today, but additional management-related appointments to further strengthen the team are anticipated in the near future.

Both executives continue to report to Michael Gould, Bloomingdale's chairman and chief executive officer.

"This is building the team for the future," the 65-year-old Gould told WWD exclusively. "I have no plans to leave."

The 43-year-old Spring, who has been senior executive vice president and director of stores since 2005, becomes the chain's second in command. A rising star in the organization, Spring has covered a lot of ground at the retailer, holding jobs in operations, marketing and buying during his 20 years with the chain. In his new position, Spring will be responsible for stores, marketing, creative services, finance, operations and restaurants.

Spring's promotion, as Gould said in a letter to employees, "ensures that both my short- and long-term focus remains on merchandising and human resource initiatives that are critical to our success."

General merchandise managers, the senior vice president of planning, public relations, press, philanthropy and human resources continue to report to Gould.

The president's post had been vacant since Edwin Holman, currently ceo of Macy's South, left Bloomingdale's in 2004.

"The Bloomingdale's brand has enormous potential to grow," Spring said. "The organization is invigorated by the success we've had in new stores, upscale businesses and contemporary brands. The current business climate affords us the opportunity to take market share as a leader in those businesses. Defining Bloomingdale's as an upscale, fashion-forward retailer has made us a more competitive store."

Doroff, 59, was senior executive vice president and gmm of ready-to-wear and Bloomingdale's Direct. His responsibilities remain the same. Bloomingdale's has been growing its rtw business and building up its stable of designer and contemporary lines in the last few years. E-commerce also is considered a big opportunity and online is the fastest-growing segment of Bloomingdale's.
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