GLOBAL FASHION BRAND CLAIRE’S APPOINTS RICHARD FLINT PRESIDENT OF EUROPE | National News

Retail Veteran joins Claire, further strengthening the brand’s European footprint

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., January 11, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Global fashion brand Claire’s Stores, Inc. announces the appointment of Riccardo Selce as President of Europe where he will lead the brand’s business on the continent, focusing on growth through the channels of the European market. Flint will report to Claire’s CEO, Ryan True.

With over two decades of retail experience, Flint’s proven track record in key leadership roles, coupled with her strategic approach to business growth and evolution, will be integral to Claire’s goal to further expand the business. international brand footprint around the world Europe. Flint will focus on amplifying Claire’s European presence through a strong growth pipeline and developing the international supply chain to optimize product flow to customers through Claire’s channels, with an additional emphasis on her growing franchise business. .

“Richard brings extensive experience, in-depth knowledge of the market and a drive for growth optimization, which will be instrumental to our brand positioning and long-term success as a global fashion brand that inspires personal expression,” he said. affirmed Ryan True, CEO. “I’m looking forward to working closely with Richard to bring our vision of Claire to life.”

“Claire’s is a powerful brand with an engaged, global audience and my mission is to expand Claire’s international footprint, seamlessly bringing the brand’s trending products, memorable in-store experiences and industry-leading ear piercing services. to even more customers in Europe, allowing them to express themselves with our brand, “he said Riccardo Selce, President of Europe.

Flint most recently served as Chief Growth Officer and a member of the board of directors of HEMA, where he achieved significant growth thanks to his leadership and digital and multi-channel vision. Flint was also intimately involved in the company’s merger and acquisition initiative, playing a key role in the management team responsible for the sale of HEMA BV in 2018 and the subsequent sale of the company to a private equity consortium in December 2020. Prior to HEMA, Flint served as Vice President, Direct-to-Consumer at Nike, leading the company’s business in Greater China, including the retail turnaround of its fleet of brands and the drastic increase in e-commerce performance on proprietary digital platforms and properties.

About Claire’s Stores, Inc.

Claire’s Stores, Inc. is a fully integrated global fashion brand committed to inspiring personal expression through the creation and delivery of exclusive, well-curated products and experiences. For over 50 years, Claire’s has been a destination for the curious, creative and influential and an industry leader in ear piercing services, offering a trendy assortment of stylish products and accessories that help young people around the world define themselves. Through its global brands, Claire’s® and Icing®, the company offers an immersive omnichannel shopping experience with owned and licensed stores across the North America And Europe as well as franchise stores in the Middle East And South Africa. More information about Claire can be found at www.clairestores.com.

CONTACT WITH THE MEDIA

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Katie.Settle@claires.com

Tel: +44 (0) 1212 507 922

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