H-E-B has lost a major merchandising and supply chain executive to the Container Store.
According to the Dallas Morning News, John Gehre has been hired by the Texas-based storage and organization retailer to be executive vice president of merchandising and planning.
Gehre worked in various roles for H-E-B for 11 years.
Last month the Container Store revealed its Next Generation Store concept. The innovative new format will serve as a test and learn environment to determine elements for eventual rollout to new and existing locations.
“We know that countless retailers are building digital tools and using them to innovate the shopping experience, but combining the human element with technology is when things really get powerful,” said Val Richardson, vice president of real estate at The Container Store. “The Organization Studio offers the convenience of an online experience and marries it with a personalized in-store engagement that offers a curated solution created by a real person.”