Floyd Hall

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This article is about American businessman. For American pilot, see Floyd D. Hall. For University of Florida building, see Griffin-Floyd Hall.

Floyd Hall is an American business executive and sports team owner.


Hall started working at Montgomery Ward in August 1956. From 1970 to 1984, he was Regional Vice President at the Singer Company. Later he was hired by B. Dalton Booksellers, where he was subsequently promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He was appointed as Chairman and CEO of Target Stores in 1981 and as partner and CEO with the Grand Union grocery chain in February 1984.[1] In 1995, he was hired by Kmart as its President and CEO.[2]

Hall was the Chief Executive Officer of Kmart from June 1995 – 2001. During Hall's term in office, the chain sold off several specialty businesses to focus on its core discount store business, remodeled the stores into the Big Kmart format, and acquired the Martha Stewart line of household products.

In 1997 Hall formed a partnership with the state of New Jersey and Montclair State University, Floyd Hall Enterprises, which supervised construction of the 4,000-seat Yogi Berra Stadium, home field for the New Jersey Jackals baseball team, and a two-rink ice arena, Floyd Hall Arena, both located on the campus of Montclair State University.[3]

In 2006, Hall placed the new Sussex Skyhawks in the recently vacated Skylands Park in Augusta, New Jersey.

Hall was nominated [4] on February 10, 2006, by President George W. Bush to serve on the Amtrak Reform Board for a five-year term of office. Hall was earlier appointed [5] in a recess appointment to the same position on January 4, 2006.

He is a resident of Montclair, New Jersey.[6]


  1. ^ Cuff, Daniel L. "BUSINESS PEOPLE; Target Store Chairman To Head Grand Union", The New York Times, February 17, 1984. Accessed November 11, 2007. "Floyd Hall, chairman and chief executive of the Dayton-Hudson Corporation's Target discount store chain, has been named chairman and chief executive of the Grand Union supermarket chain."
  2. ^ Gilpin, Kenneth N. "A Specialist In Rebounds To Run Kmart", The New York Times, June 6, 1995. Accessed November 11, 2007. "The Kmart Corporation said yesterday that it had hired Floyd Hall, a specialist in pumping new life into sagging retailers, as its new chairman and chief executive."
  3. ^ "Contacts". New Jersey Jackals. New Jersey Jackals. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  4. ^ White House Nominations Sent to the Senate press release dated February 10, 2006
  5. ^ White House Personnel Announcement press release dated January 4, 2006
  6. ^ Wald, Matthew L. "Amtrak's Own Board Sows Alarm About System's Future", The New York Times, February 20, 2005. Accessed November 11, 2007. "Mr. Laney, a Dallas lawyer and Bush campaign donor who is a former chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission, declined a request for an interview, as did the other two outside members of the board, Floyd Hall, of Montclair, N.J., a retired chairman of Kmart, and Enrique Sosa, of Miami."

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