Shoe-D-Vision has hired Christian Hartmann as buying director for the Danish retail organization, effective on Dec. 16. Hartmann, 53, was most recently buying manager at the Salling Group, which has more than 1,500 shops across four countries with over 53,000 employees. They include Bilka hypermarkets, Føtex and Netto supermarkets as well as Salling department stores. It also operates the Starbucks and Carl's Jr franchises in Denmark. Shoe-D-Vision has around 40 employees who carry out all the functions related to buying, logistics, marketing, training, shopping, merchandising and IT and for the around 200 shoe shops operating under the Skoringen and Zjoos banners.