Charming Shoppes has appointed a marketing boss and consolidated the management of its marketing functions for its retail brands, through the creation of a corporate marketing group in Bensalem, PA.
The company said that Tim White has been promoted to executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Charming Shoppes. He will oversee the corporate marketing group, as well as the strategic direction of marketing for Charming Shoppes' retail brands.

A statement said that the corporate marketing group will service the company's Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Catherines Plus Sizes, and Outlet businesses in functional areas such as production, media buying, customer relationship management, and database marketing. Each of the company's retail businesses will have dedicated brand managers who will have functional reporting accountability to the consolidated group in Bensalem.
White joined Charming Shoppes in 2006 as senior vice president, marketing, and will continue to report to Dorrit J. Bern, chairman, CEO and president of charming Shoppes.

Bern said: "I am pleased to congratulate Tim on his expanded role. Tim's appointment creates a single point of oversight and direction over the retail marketing functions for the corporation, enabling effective and consistent communications with our customer base."