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Walmart Changes Executive Lineup

Walmart Changes Executive Lineup

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Walmart is facing the new decade with a refreshed lineup. According to the Wall Street Journal, the major retailer has a new executive roster to take on the new year.

John Furner, President and CEO, Walmart U.S.We first covered Walmart’s current President and CEO of Walmart U.S. departure last October. Greg Foran will be leaving his position on January 31 with Sam’s Club John Furner taking his place. Furner has been under Foran’s wing since November 1, 2019, learning the ropes before officially stepping into his new role at the end of the month.

WSJ recently reported that Walmart’s Chief Merchandising Officer, Steve Bratspies, will be departing. He has been in this position for more than four years, rounding out a solid 14 years spent with the company. Bratspies declined further details on his departure, only stating that “it’s time for a new challenge,” reported the WSJ.

Scott McCall, Incoming Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Walmart U.S.Scott McCall, another company veteran, is stepping up to the plate to oversee product selection and pricing in Walmart’s U.S. stores. McCall recently was in charge of the company’s U.S. entertainment and toys sector.

Dacona Smith, Incoming Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Walmart U.S.Dacona Smith, a 30-year veteran with the company, most recently headed Sam’s Club chain as its Chief Operating Officer. Now, he will now be known as the COO for Walmart U.S. According to the memo, the position had been vacant since former COO Judith McKenna started heading Walmart’s international division in 2018.

The news site added that the company’s Chief Merchant for its U.S. e-commerce operations, Ashley Buchanan, left Walmart last month to become Michaels’ newest Chief Executive.

As more news comes to light, Deli Market News will report on the latest.