Sears names apparel head

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. - Sears Holdings announced today that apparel veteran Lana Cain Krauter will join the company as SVP and president Sears apparel. She will be responsible for the oversight, leadership and growth of Sears' apparel business, both in-store and online.

"Lana is a great addition to our apparel team," said John Goodman, EVP apparel and home. "She brings to the company an excellent track record with brand, product and customer loyalty program development and a demonstrated success in creating and inspiring high performance teams."    

Krauter most recently held the role of president/chief merchandising officer for Bealls Department Stores Inc., of Bradenton, Fla. Prior to Bealls she was EVP/general merchandise manager men's and children's apparel for JCPenney.