Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Beall's Outlet president to retire after 33 years with Bradenton-based company

Conrad Szymanski will retire as president of Bradenton-based Beall's Outlet and Burke's Outlet stores, effective Oct. 5.

Szymanski, 60, joined Beall's in 1979 and has served in numerous roles, including 12 years as president of Beall's department stores and five years as president of Beall's outlets.

He will be replaced by Dave Alves, who spent 14 years with Hudson's Bay Co. in Canada and seven years with TJX Cos., which runs T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and other discount retailers. Most recently, Alves was president and CEO of Sterling Shoes, a Vancouver, British Columbia, footwear chain with 160 stores across Canada.

Founded in 1915, Beall's is privately held and has more than 530 stores, including 460 outlet locations.

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