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Walmart tabs McKenna as International CEO

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Judith McKenna has been named president and chief executive officer of Walmart International. Mc­Ken­na, who has been executive vice president and chief operating officer of Walmart U.S., will take charge of Walmart’s second-largest operating segment on February 1. She succeeds David Cheese­wright, who has headed Walmart International since 2014 and will retire

Judith McKenna to head Walmart International

Judith McKenna to head Walmart International

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has named Judith McKenna president and chief executive officer of Walmart International, effective February 1. She will succeed David Cheesewright. Cheesewright has led Walmart’s international division, which is the company’s second largest operating unit, since 2014. He will remain with Walmart in a full-time capacity through March, and will then move into

Walmart posts third quarter sales gains

Walmart posts third quarter sales gains

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reported better-than-expected comparable store sales gains in the third quarter. The company’s online business was also strong, with net e-commerce sales increasing 50% in the quarter. “We are pleased with the strong results in the quarter across each of our business segments,” Walmart president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon said,

Tappenden new CEO at Walmart Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Walmart Canada veteran Lee Tappenden will become the company’s new chief executive officer, effective August 15. He joined Walmart Canada in 2010 and has held several senior positions since then. Tappenden currently is chief operations officer. He will succeed Dirk Van den Berghe, who assumed the role in August 2014. Before joining

Walmart to close 269 stores, including 154 in U.S.

Walmart to close 269 stores, including 154 in U.S.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Friday announced plans to close 269 stores worldwide, including all 102 of its small-format Walmart Express stores in the United States. The company said the move is a result of a review of the nearly 11,600 stores in its global portfolio. That review, announced in October, was intended to ensure