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The Shopping Channel Appoints New President


Rick Brace, President of Rogers Media, today announced the appointment of Anne Martin-Vachon as President of The Shopping Channel (TSC), effective August 16.

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As President of TSC, Martin-Vachon is responsible for driving the retailer’s multiplatform strategy, initiating new areas of revenue, and overseeing all operations of the business.

“Anne’s natural leadership ability, proven track record, and incomparable knowledge of the retail industry made her the ideal candidate for this role,” said Brace. “She is a well-regarded professional with vast executive experience and operational expertise that will undoubtedly serve her well at TSC.”

With more than 30 years of experience, Martin-Vachon has a strong reputation for success in the beauty and cosmetics, consumer packaged goods, and retail sectors.  Born and raised in Quebec, Martin-Vachon has held several prominent positions with leading companies and brands, including most recently with Home Shopping Network (HSN) as Chief Merchandising Officer.  She has also worked in senior roles at Nordstrom, Bath & Body Works, and Lise Watier Cosmetiques. Martin-Vachon’s career began at Procter & Gamble, where she worked for more than 20 years in roles of increasing responsibility.

“After working in the U.S., I’m thrilled to return home to a Canadian company and a brand that I’m passionate about,” said Martin-Vachon. “TSC has done a tremendous job expanding its consumer touch-points and giving shoppers more access to their favourite brands.  I look forward to taking that innovation to the next level.”

Martin-Vachon succeeds Steven Goldsmith, who served as President of TSC from 2012 to June, 2016.