After changing its store policy and renovating the design team with new hires earlier this year, the holding company of the once teenagers’ favorite brand Abercrombie & Fitch has promoted Fran Horowitz, now president of the group’s brand Hollister to the newly created position of president and chief merchandising officer of the company, with immediate effect.

In his new role, Horowitz will have responsibility for merchandising, design, planning, inventory management, marketing and stores across the company’s brands –Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrombie Kids and Hollister.
Christos Angelides, who served as Abercrombie & Fitch brand president since October 2014, has left the company. According to a corporate statement, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. will name new presidents for each of its brands, who will report to Horowitz.

Fran Horowitz joined the Ohio-based retailer in October 2014 as brand president of Hollister. Her career has been always linked to design, merchandising and buying roles, working at noteworthy department stores like Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue.