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Joseph Cicio has identified growth potential in many product classifications including: designer, bridge, menswear, jewelry, accessories, private label, fragrance, and cosmetics. He has a passion for discovering the next distinctive items that would make his businesses competitive and financially successful. Mr. Cicio initiated programs to maximize professional salesmanship and impeccable customer service, while his strategic planning has instilled positive changes in his client's image and heightened its brand perception worldwide.
Donna Karan International
President, Retail Development
Directed all aspects of worldwide operations for more than 600 doors, achieving higher sell-through at full retail price. Created a distinct new shop image, implemented strategic merchandising, and upgraded all key operational systems from EDI to POS.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Cut losses by $30 million in two years amid a formidable challenge to create a new culture attracting a younger, more contemporary, career-orientated consumer, without alienating the mature and affluent core customer. Put the San Francisco flagship store into the black for the first Spring season in eight years during California’s most difficult economic period.
R. H. Macy & Company
Corporate Senior Vice President, Director of Creative Resources and Product Development
Conceptualized and launched The Cellar, a world famous home merchandising business which was widely imitated. Revamped Macy’s image through creative merchandising and effective control of systems.
Challenged with restructuring a forty-store chain to profitability, including decisions to close stores and refocus merchandising into more lucrative categories, stronger private label assortments, and an emphasis on top-earning basics. Thus positioning the company for greater market value and, as a result, was sold 18 months later.
Penhaligon’s / Cradle Holdings
Reorganized corporate office and attracted key executives to lead this English brand of luxury goods into a new era. As the head of all retail, product, and merchandising for Cradle Holdings (which owns Penhaligon’s, Erno Laszlo and L’Artisan Perfumer) he directed all developments with substantial double digit increases in what had been a very difficult International retail environment.
Sun International Retail
President and CEO
Developed the retail division for a diversified resort and casino enterprise, including the highly profitable private label ASI (Atlantis Sport International) activewear for men and women. Established retail partnerships and on-property leasing opportunities with Bvlgari, Cartier, Façonna
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Duchy Brand / HRH The Prince of Wales
Joan Rivers Worldwide
Natori & Co.
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