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• The Wall Street Journal reports that Thomas Via, a former senior executive at the Babies R Us division of Toys R Us and a former executive at Wal-Mart Canada, Payless ShoeSource, and Kmart, has been hired as the new CEO at Brookstone.

Via succeeds Steven Schwartz, the Brookstone CMO who has been serving as interim CEO since the resignation in September of James Speltz. Schwartz now returns to his CMO role.
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