Lululemon Athletica Inc. has added Christine Day to its senior leadership team as EVP, retail operations. In this newly created role, Ms. Day will oversee all of Lululemons retail operations in North America and on an international basis, as well as the companys Community Relations, Real Estate Development, the Guest Education Center and Wholesale businesses.
Ms. Day brings more than 20 years of consumer and retail industry experience to Lululemon from Starbucks, where she held several senior management positions since joining the company in 1986. Ms. Day most recently served as president of the Asia Pacific group of Starbucks Coffee International from July 2004 to February 2007. From July 2003 to October 2003, she served as co-president for Starbucks Coffee International. From 1987 to 2003, Ms. Day served in various capacities for Starbucks Coffee Company, including SVP, North American finance and administration; and VP of sales and operations for business alliances.
Ms. Day has a BA from Central Washington University and is a graduate of Harvard Business Schools Advanced Management Program. Christine is currently a director of Select Comfort Corporation, a provider of adjustable-firmness beds and other sleep-related accessory products and Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. a direct seller of personal skin care and nutritional products.
“We continue to develop lululemons Senior Leadership Team,” said Robert Meers, CEO of Lululemon Athletica, “Christines extensive experience overseeing the retail operations of a rapidly expanding and international company like Starbucks will be a tremendous asset to us as lululemon grows.”
To support the continued growth of the company and in connection with the hiring of Ms. Day, Lululemon COO, Mike Tattersfield, has been named EVP, retail logistics and sourcing.
Mr. Meers continued, “Mike Tattersfield has been instrumental in leading our growth through fiscal year 2007, with lululemon successfully opening 27 new stores throughout North America, sourcing and hiring many of our senior management team, and formalizing the lululemon experience. This new role will permit Mike to focus on the critical areas of supply chain and production as the Company expands, overseeing the Production, Merchandise Management, Planning & Allocation, Logistics, and Factory Compliance and Social Responsibility teams.”