Ms. Box, who will also serve on the board of directors, succeeds Stacey Mowbray, who will leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Box is a former Starbucks Coffee Co. executive responsible for managing 675 stores across Canada. Second Cup operates in every province and has more than 350 stores in Canada.
During the past six years, Box has been a member of the senior leadership team at Holt Renfrew, most recently as senior vice president of retail at the luxury goods firm. During this period, she helped lead a strong resurgence of service and sales growth, according to a company press release.
Ms. Box worked at Starbucks for 10 years and was vice president of operations of both licensed and company stores.
“Alix possesses the ideal combination of related retail experience and leadership attributes to lead Second Cup into a new era of success,” said Second Cup Chairman Michael Bregman. “She has an extraordinary track record and is driven to deliver sustainable, long-term value for Second Cup shareholders and franchise partners,” he said.
“I am very excited to join Second Cup. Second Cup has an iconic Canadian history and I believe together we can build an even brighter future. I am eager to work with our loyal franchise partners to improve café performance while providing Canadian coffee lovers with an upgraded, modernized vision for the future,” said Box. She assumes her responsibilities Feb. 24. Learn more: www.secondcup.com