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Foran to Succeed Simon as Walmart U.S. Chief

Greg Foran

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Greg Foran has been promoted to president and CEO of Walmart U.S. Foran will succeed Bill Simon, who had been in this role since June 2010. Foran, who had been named president and CEO of Walmart Asia earlier this year, will report to Doug McMillon, the parent company’s president and CEO. He starts inMore »

Walmart Holding “Made in the USA” Event

Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart is holding its first-ever open call for “Made in the USA” products here today. The retailer is opening its doors to more than 500 manufacturers, who will meet with senior Walmart executives and merchants to pitch their products for the stores, Sam’s Club warehouse clubs and online. Among the product categories which willMore »

Van den Berghe Tabbed to Head Walmart Canada

Dirk Van den Berghe

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-Walmart has appointed Dirk Van den Berghe as president and CEO of Walmart Canada. Van den Berghe will assume his new post on Aug. 1. He will report to Shelley Broader, who was recently named president and CEO of Walmart’s EMEA region, which encompasses the retailer’s operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa andMore »

Langdon Textiles Line Debuts on Walmart.com

Libby Langdon

NEW YORK-Walmart.com has introduced a collection of accent textiles from Libby Langdon, the designer, author and television personality. The line consists of mix-and-match decorative pillows, pouf ottomans, throw blankets and rugs under the brand warm&inviting by Libby Langdon. The design themes include Chic and Cheerful, Sophisticated Style, Cool and Current, Soft and Serene, Color PopMore »

Madeira Named to Head Walmart.com

Fernando Madeira

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart has promoted Fernando Madeira to president and CEO of walmart.com, with responsibility for the site’s U.S. and Latin American operations and for the site’s overall future growth. Madeira, who had been president and CEO of Walmart E-commerce Latin America, will relocate to the site’s office in San Bruno, Calif., and will continue toMore »

Penner Named Walmart Board Vice Chairman

Greg Penner

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart’s board of directors has appointed Greg Penner vice chairman of the board, a newly created, non-executive position. Penner, general partner of investment management firm Madrone Capital Partners, has served on Walmart’s board since 2008. Prior to joining Madrone, he served as Walmart’s senior vice president and chief financial officer for Japan, and seniorMore »

Broader Named to Head Walmart EMEA Region

Shelley Broader

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart has promoted Shelley Broader, president and CEO of Walmart Canada, to executive vice president, president and CEO of Walmart EMEA. The move puts Broader in charge of retail operations in Europe, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. She retains her current responsibility over Walmart Canada, and reports to David Cheesewright, president and CEOMore »

Weather Knocks Walmart Q1

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BENTONVILLE, Ark.-The severe winter weather of early this year proved to be a major factor in the 5 percent drop in Walmart’s net income for the first-quarter ending April 30, which totaled $3.6 billion. In a conference call from Walmart’s management discussing the results this morning, Doug McMillon, Walmart’s president and CEO, said the “disruptive”More »