PLMA September Leaderboard

John Furner

Furner says customers are continually evolving

NEW YORK — At a time when changing expectations of consumers, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain disruptions and digital technology are causing long-held assumptions about business to be called into question, the National Retail Federation (NRF) is fortunate to have a leader focused on developing an effective response to those dynamics. John Furner, the

Management changes announced by Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart U.S. president and chief executive officer John Furner this month announced a number of personnel moves, including the promotion of Tom Ward to executive vice president and chief e-commerce officer. Ward will succeed Casey Carl, who recently announced he was leaving the company. Furner announced Ward’s promotion in an internal memo

Walmart’s John Furner named NRF board chairman

Walmart’s John Furner named NRF board chairman

WASHINGTON – Walmart U.S. president and CEO John Furner has been elected chairman of the National Retail Federation’s board of directors. Furner replaces former Qurate Retail, Inc. President and CEO Mike George, who has served in the role since 2020. “We are grateful to Mike George for his exceptional leadership as chairman of NRF over

NRF expands roster of speakers at 2022 Big Show

NRF expands roster of speakers at 2022 Big Show

NEW YORK – The Honest Company’s founder and chief creative officer Jessica Alba and CEO Nick Vlahos have been added to the list of speakers slated to appear next month at NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show. The pair will share insights on how the company has navigated the clean lifestyle movement to emerge as a

Walmart to offer pay raises to over 565,000 employees

Walmart to offer pay raises to over 565,000 employees

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced this week that it will be issuing a new pay hike and around 565,000 employees will benefit from it.   John Furner, Walmart’s US president and chief executive officer, announced the news to its workforce through a memo. It stated that starting Sept. 25, staff associates working in the company’s

Furner: In-store sales not going away

NEW YORK — It’s still “too early to tell” what pandemic-related changes in consumer behavior will persist with the return to normalcy, Walmart U.S. president and chief executive officer John Furner said last month. Interviewed by National Retail Federation president and CEO Matthew Shay during NRF’s Retail Converge Conference, Furner acknowledged that Walmart experienced an

Walmart names Dr. Cheryl Pegus EVP, Health & Wellness

Walmart names Dr. Cheryl Pegus EVP, Health & Wellness

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has named Dr. Cheryl Pegus executive vice president of Health & Wellness. When she assumes the role on December 21, Dr. Pegus will be in charge of further shaping the strategy of a retailer on a mission to make quality health care more readily available and less costly for American consumers.

Walmart taps McLay as Sam’s Club CEO

Walmart taps McLay as Sam’s Club CEO

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has promoted Kathryn McLay to lead Sam’s Club as the division’s new president and chief executive officer. McLay succeeds John Furner, who was elevated last month to the role of president and CEO of Walmart’s U.S. division. McLay’s promotion comes less than a year after she was named executive vice president

John Furner tapped to lead Walmart U.S.

John Furner tapped  to lead Walmart U.S.

BENTONVILLE — Walmart said Thursday that John Furner will become the president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., effective November 1. Furner, who currently serves as president and CEO of Sam’s Club, will succeed Greg Foran, who has led Walmart U.S. for five years. Foran is leaving Walmart to become CEO at Air New