DownEast Home & Clothing Announces New Management Hires

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DownEast Outfitters has announced the hiring of four new managers to oversee stores in Utah, Idaho, Arizona and Wyoming. The retailer continues expansion into several new Western U.S. states.

Our success as a retail brand, particularly the new store openings and growth we’ve had since early 2010, is driven entirely by customer demand for our guilt-free shopping experience

High-style, low-price retailer DownEast Outfitters has announced the hiring of four new managers to oversee stores in Utah, Idaho, Arizona and Wyoming. The retailer experienced significant growth throughout 2010 including expansion into several new Western U.S. states.

“Our success as a retail brand, particularly the new store openings and growth we’ve had since early 2010, is driven entirely by customer demand for our guilt-free shopping experience,” said Rich Israelsen, chief operating officer for DownEast. “Once a store opens, our ability to maintain customer excitement and foot traffic is highly dependent on the talent, knowledge and dedication of our local management and staff. We are very excited about the appointment of new managers at our Dana Park, Park City, Rock Springs and Rexburg stores and believe their dedication and drive will help us to further our success.”

The newly announced managers include:

  •     Tina Sjoberg, who manages the Dana Park store in Mesa, Arizona. Sjoberg previously worked at Nine West and The Children’s Place.
  •     Laura Lowther, who oversees the newly redesigned store in Rexburg, Idaho. Lowther has also worked as an assistant manager at a large craft store and in shipping and receiving for a national chain drug store.
  •     Kelsey Deluca, who manages DownEast’s first store in Wyoming at the White Mountain Mall in Rock Springs and previously worked at Old Navy.
  •     Sara Gonzales, who manages the Tanger Outlets location in Park City, Utah. Gonzales previously spent six years at Nordstrom working in management, sales and as a fashion board leader.

DownEast currently employs over 500 in 7 states. It has plans to open additional stores throughout the West in 2011.

About DownEast Outfitters
DownEast Outfitters (http://www.downeastoutfitters.com ), a leader in stylish and affordable apparel, home furnishings and accessories, believes that shopping should be a fun, guilt-free experience. Founded in 1991 and still family-owned and operated, DownEast continues its goal of bringing customers the very best merchandise including modest clothing – from national brands to its own DownEast Basics apparel – at the very best prices.

The DownEast Basics clothing line features smart layering pieces and wardrobe enhancing garments so you can embrace the American classic look with your own sense of style.

Shop for cute tops, modest dresses and accessories for women and girls at DowneastBasics.com.

The fast-growing retailer operates nationally with its Basics line via its online store in addition to 41locations throughout the West including Utah, California, Idaho, Arizona, Washington, Nevada and Wyoming.

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