UNION, N.J.—Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has appointed a former fashion executive to oversee its bed, bath and home décor categories.

Elizabeth Meltzer has been named senior vice president, general merchandising manager for those categories. She joins the retailer’s leadership team Nov. 2 where she will oversee the development of the chain’s owned brands “to build authority and relevance in the home market” and accelerate the company’s sourcing program, Bed Bath said. She will report to Joe Hartsig, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, and president of Harmon Health and Beauty Stores.

Meltzer most recently served as senior vice president of merchandising at The Gap where she built a global assortment across all divisions. Additionally, she has led merchandising strategies at several other well-known retail and consumer brands, including Loft, Uniqlo, Madewell and Calvin Klein.

“We’re developing a customer-centric assortment that builds on our authority in the home market through greater differentiation, inspiration and value,” said Hartsig. “Elizabeth’s experience developing brands and effective omnichannel product strategies for some of the world’s leading fashion retailers brings new expertise to our team that will accelerate our transformation and make it easier for our customers to feel at home with Bed Bath & Beyond.”

Editor-in-Chief Allison Zisko first joined HFN in 1998 and spent many years covering the tabletop category before widening her scope to all home furnishings. In her current role, she oversees all aspects of HFN, including its print and digital products, and represents the brand at home and abroad through presentations, panel discussions and HFN’s podcast, The Inside Scoop.

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