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Belk CEO Leaves for Gamestop After Less Than a Year on the Job

Don Hendricks will be the interim chief of the department store chain.

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Nir Patel, who was appointed the CEO of Belk (Charlotte) in July 2021, has left the department store retailer to become COO of Gamestop (Grapevine, TX).

Don Hendricks, President of Belk, has been appointed the interim CEO. He joined the company in 2016 as the COO before adding stores to his responsibilities in 2019 and being named President in 2020.

Belk operates nearly 300 stores in 16 states. The chain emerged from bankruptcy in February of last year before naming Patel its chief executive five months later.

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