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Walmart to streamline way it buys for web site

Walmart to streamline way it buys for web site

NEW YORK — Walmart plans to streamline its buying process so that the same merchants can purchase products for the retailer’s stores and its web site, according to published reports. The move should help Walmart leverage its considerable buying power to make its online offering more compelling to consumers. The new approach will mean that

Walmart pharmacists enlist TRC medication toolkit

Walmart pharmacists enlist TRC medication toolkit

STOCKTON, Calif. — Walmart’s health and wellness unit has deployed TRC’s Medication Therapy Management Special Edition Toolkit, an online patient care resource for pharmacists. TRC said Monday that the toolkit, available through the Walmart portal, delivers targeted medication learning and continuing education (CE) in a user-friendly, easily accessible format that provides the most relevant and

Furner set to take helm at Sam’s Club as Brewer exits

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — John Furner has been named president and chief executive officer of Sam’s Club. He succeeds Rosalind Brewer, who is retiring effective February 1. Furner has been chief merchandising officer at Sam’s Club, with responsibility for global sourcing, packaging and private brands. He was named to the post in October 2015. Before that

Duncan Mac Naughton to lead Family Dollar chain

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. has tapped former Walmart executive Duncan Mac Naughton to serve as president and chief operating officer of its Family Dollar chain. Mac Naughton succeeds and will report to Gary Philbin, who has been promoted to a new role as enterprise president of Dollar Tree. Mac Naughton most recently served

The leaders are there; who will stand out in chain drug?

The leaders are there; who will stand out in chain drug?

Going into the new year, several key personnel questions await answers, foremost among them the age-old problem of determining who, in 2017, will emerge as the most influential senior staffers at America’s drug chains. The determination is made more difficult by the fact that, as of this writing, Walgreens’ acquisition of Rite Aid remains unresolved.

Report: Walmart reorganizes executive ranks

Report: Walmart reorganizes executive ranks

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reportedly is realigning its top management to have several executives oversee both online and in-store operations. Chief marketing officer Tony Rogers will now take on online and digital marketing efforts, including for Jet.com, according to an internal company memo cited by The Wall Street Journal. Jeremy King, head of the WalmartLabs

Walmart Wellness Day set for this weekend

Walmart Wellness Day set for this weekend

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — This Saturday, free health screenings will be offered at more than 5,200 Walmart and Sam’s Club stores nationwide in what Walmart called its biggest screening event ever. The company said Wednesday that Walmart Wellness Day will be held on Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in over 4,600 Walmart stores

Industry mourns passing of MPG’s John Westling Sr.

Industry mourns passing of MPG’s John Westling Sr.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Retail industry veteran and former Walmart executive John Westling Sr., president of sales services at Market Performance Group (MPG), passed away on Monday. He was 60. Westling joined MPG as president of sales services in April 2013 after running his own consulting firm serving consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers and manufacturers for

New year to answer key questions in chain drug retailing

New year to answer key questions in chain drug retailing

The new year is finally here. On balance, 2016 was a year best forgotten. Very few events of a positive nature will be remembered. On the other hand, many unsettling moments would best be reviewed at another time — if at all. As 2017 dawns, several important questions remain to be resolved, a few of

Carmen Bauza exits Walmart to join HSN

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Wal­mart health and wellness executive Carmen Bauza is leaving the company to join the television and online retailer HSN Inc. Bauza is slated to join HSN/Home Shopping Network as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, effective November 28, the interactive multichannel retail company announced. In her new role, Bauza will

Walmart, Kroger top Kantar PoweRanking

NORWALK, Conn. — Walmart and Kroger Co. finished in a virtual tie as the top retailer in the 2016 PoweRanking determined by consulting firm Kantar Retail LLC. PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Co. were at the top of the rankings of manufacturers in this year’s survey. Walmart has been atop the retailer rankings for more than a

Old retailing order gives way to new future

Old retailing order gives way to new future

As the year nears its end, surprises continue to make news in chain drug retailing. Mostly, negative surprises. Earlier this month, CVS downsized its headquarters staff by some 600 employees, stopping for a moment the retailer’s uninterrupted string of good news. Following that announcement, the Woonsocket, R.I.-based drug chain issued a warning that results might

Walmart 3Q earnings top Wall Street’s forecast

Walmart 3Q earnings top Wall Street’s forecast

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart’s third quarter earnings beat analysts’ expectations, but its sales fell slightly short, dampened by food deflation and unfavorable foreign exchange rates. The company earned $3.03 billion, or 98 cents a share, during the quarter, down from $1.03 per share a year ago. Analysts, on average, had projected earnings of 96 cents

Target adds logistics vet Natarajan

Target adds logistics vet Natarajan

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has hired former Walmart executive Shekar Natarajan for the newly created role of senior vice president, network planning and operational design, with oversight of Target’s direct-to-store and direct-to-customer shipping operations. Natarajan will join Target on November 20 and work out of its offices in Sunnyvale, Calif. He will report to Arthur

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