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Issue 11-16-2015

Two key Walmart execs move on

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Two Walmart executives are leaving to take leadership roles with other companies. BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Two Walmart executives are leaving to take leadership roles with other companies. Labeed Diab has left his post as president of health and wellness for Walmart U.S. to join Brookdale Senior Living Inc. as chief operating officer.

Sam’s Club shifts food merchants

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club has made additional changes to its merchandising leadership team, hiring supermarket industry veteran Toby Noiles to serve as senior vice president and general merchandise manager of grocery and beverage. Sam’s Club has made additional changes to its merchandising leadership team, hiring supermarket industry veteran Toby Noiles to serve as senior

Holiday sales picture unclear

The holiday selling season is here. It is, or will be, the most complex, confusing, difficult-to-decipher period that mass retailing has embarked on in some time. The holiday selling season is here. It is, or will be, the most complex, confusing, difficult-to-decipher period that mass retailing has embarked on in some time. Few mass retailers

Amazon begins to test omnichannel waters

Amazon, the company synonymous with online retailing, made news earlier this month by opening its first brick-and-mortar outlet, a 7,500-square-foot bookstore in University Village, a high-end shopping center in Seattle. Amazon, the company synonymous with online retailing, made news earlier this month by opening its first brick-and-mortar outlet, a 7,500-square-foot bookstore in University Village, a