October 13, 2015
Walmart has promoted Steve Bratspies to chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S., the retail giant's largest business unit.
Bratspies, currently executive vice president of food at Walmart U.S., fills the vacancy left by Duncan Mac Naughton, who departed Walmart last November.
Taking over Bratspies as executive vice president of food will be Charles Redfield, executive vice president of merchandising at Sam’s Club.
John Furner, chief merchandising and marketing officer at Walmart China, has been named to assume Redfield's post at Sam's Club.
Walmart chief financial officer Charles Holley plans to retire at the end of this year and will be succeeded by Brett Biggs, CFO of Walmart International.
This Saturday, Walmart plans to hold what it calls “America’s biggest health fair.”
Meijer Inc. has named Rick Keyes as its new president. He succeeds J.K. Symancyk, who is leaving the company to join a Texas-based sports and outdoor lifestyle retailer.
Walmart laid off 450 headquarters staff members on Friday. The move, which confirmed months of rumors about job cuts, is meant to help speed decision-making at the giant retailer.
Supervalu Inc. president and chief executive officer Sam Duncan plans to retire on February 29, 2016, following the end of the company’s current fiscal year.
Same-store sales at Rite Aid Corp. edged up in September despite flat results in the front end.
Walmart plans to lay off hundreds of employees at its corporate headquarters as the company pares operating costs, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.
More Retail News Breaks >>
In preparation for Halloween and Día de los Muertos, Nestlé USA said it has unvelied a number of seasonal offerings including Nestlé Crunch Peanuts Molded Fun Size Bars and SweeTARTS Skulls & Bones.
This month, Kimberly-Clark Corp. has begun making its new Poise Impressa Bladder Supports widely available in retail stores.
Andreas Rouvé, president and chief executive officer of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., has been elected to the company’s board of directors.
Physicians Formula Group, a division of Markwins International Corp., has appointed Michael Carter to senior vice president of sales.
Dr. Fresh LLC's Firefly brand is expanding its character line of children's oral care products with the launch of the new Spider-Man Fun Pump Rinse.
Skinfix Inc. is expanding its steroid-free eczema line to include a natural daily skin care regimen formulated to maintain sensitive skin health and treat eczema flare-ups.
Natalie Bartner has joined Bayer HealthCare as president of Bayer Consumer Care, North America.
More Supplier News Breaks >>