BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has tapped William White, who has been serving as senior vice president of marketing at Target Corp., to be its new chief marketing officer. The CMO position at Walmart has been vacant since Barbara Messing left the company last August. White’s appointment was announced in an email to employees from Walmart
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Jody Pinson, one of the most respected faces in mass market beauty retailing, has retired after 30 years at Walmart. Pinson held myriad positions through the years at Walmart, from tagging apparel in a warehouse to participation in the management training program. She was promoted to a buyer role in 1999 and
BENTONVILLE, Ark.— Jody Pinson, one of the most respected faces in mass market beauty retailing, retired last Friday (April 3) after 30 years at Walmart. Pinson says she plans to travel with her husband Greg. Pinson, who graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas, held myriad positions through the years at
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is taking a number of steps to protect the health of its associates who are working during the COVID-19 pandemic, company executives said Tuesday. In a corporate blog post, Walmart U.S. president and CEO John Furner and Sam’s Club president and CEO, Kath McLay detailed the steps the retailer is taking:
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has unveiled its own fiscal stimulus package, in the form of cash bonuses for all of its U.S. hourly associates. Walmart said Wednesday that the bonus of $300 for full-time hourly associates and $150 for part-time hourly associates will be paid to hourly associates in stores, clubs, supply chain and offices.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — To help meet the critical needs resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed $25 million to support organizations on the front lines responding to the outbreak. “In times of need, we see communities come together to do extraordinary things. This pandemic is no different,” said Kathleen McLaughlin,
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has been testing its own membership program to compete with Amazon Prime, according to published reports. Called Walmart+, the program could launch as soon as next month. The move is seen as a recognition of how effective the Amazon Prime membership program, which debuted in 2005, has been in fueling customer
It skirts the edges of trivia to announce, yet again, that David Glass transformed Walmart as he redrew the parameters of mass retailing in America. Glass, who led Walmart during its halcyon years when it roared to the very pinnacle of the global retailing community, passed away earlier this year at the age of 84.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reported sales of $141.7 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, an increase of $12.9 billion, or about 2.1%, over the prior year period. Earnings and sales fell short of analysts expectations, however, and Walmart said that holiday sales were softer than expected. Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon said
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is planning to highlight the appeal of its grocery pickup service with its first Super Bowl ad. “What better way to show off the out-of-this-world convenience of Walmart’s Pickup service than the biggest television event of the year?” Janey Whiteside, executive vice president Walmart Chief Customer Officer asked in a post
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is making changes to its executive team after the 2019 holiday season. The retailer announced earlier this month that chief merchant Steve Bratspies is leaving the company. Bratspies has been the company’s chief merchandising officer for more than four years, a key role that oversees product selection and pricing in its
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — David Glass, who served as Walmart president and CEO from 1988 to 2000 and owned the Kansas City Royals before selling the franchise last fall, has passed away at age 84. Glass died January 9 from complications associated with pneumonia, according to the Glass family, which is organizing a public “Celebration of