Aaron Rose has been appointed the new CEO of ABC Carpet and Home effective May 10, 2019. In a brief email exchange Aaron Rose said that they were not yet ready to discuss plans for the future. Mr. Rose comes to ABC from West Elm via J Crew.
Graham Head has agreed to a two day a week consulting contract for four months to help with the transition at ABC Carpet and Home. Bill Ward has resigned from ABC Carpet and Home. Paulette Cole continues as Creative Director and Chairman of the board for ABC Carpet and Home.
In a brief phone interview, Graham Head said that it was the end of an era. We have observed that ABC has been consolidating space since the beginning of the year and their area for merchandising rugs is now reduced to only the second floor of their flagship store and a warehouse outlet in Brooklyn.
Technology is probably part of the future for ABC.