Boxed adds former Sam's Club exec

Online wholesale club Boxed has appointed former Sam's Club executive Heather Mayo as chief merchandising officer.

Mayo will lead the development and execution of all merchandising strategies and initiatives, and she will be responsible for delivering the optimal product assortment as dictated by the brand's strategy and target customer profile.

Boxed offers a membership club experience without a membership fee. It currently offers roughly 1,200 items, with an average order anywhere between $100 and $450, according to its founder Chieh Huang.

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Mayo will be joining Boxed effective Nov. 7, bringing with her more than 21 years of merchandising and operations experience in the wholesale club industry. Mayo was most recently senior VP of operations at Sam's Club and earlier in her career worked for BJ's Wholesale Club.

"Boxed is thrilled to welcome Heather, whose experience, leadership, and vision helps to round out our leadership team. Chief merchant is one of the most important roles at Boxed as we continue to build vendor relationships and streamline our supply chain," said Elana Krieger, VP, human resources at Boxed.

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