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Greg Penner

Walmart’s McMillon: ‘Our mission is clear’

Walmart’s McMillon: ‘Our mission is clear’

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Walmart used its 2016 shareholders meeting to drive home the message that the customer is boss and the key to the retailer’s ability to grow. “Our mission is clear,” Doug McMillon, Walmart’s president and chief executive officer, said at the June 3 Walmart annual shareholders meeting. “We save customers money so they

Walmart reshapes board of directors

Walmart reshapes board of directors

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has repositioned its board of directors as the company pushes ahead with its strategic plans. Walmart said late Wednesday that going forward its board will have 12 members, down from the current 15. Plans call for current directors Aida Alvarez, Roger Corbett, Mike Duke and Jim Walton to not stand for

Walmart: ‘Our people make the difference’

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The spotlight was on Walmart’s workers, or associates, at the company’s annual shareholders meeting early this month here. Walmart president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon, speaking before a crowd of 14,000 at the Bud Walton arena, told associates that “you are our heros,” and said they would be the key to

Walmart elects Penner as new chairman

Walmart elects Penner as new chairman

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Walmart’s board of directors has elected Greg Penner to serve as chairman. He succeeds Rob Walton, 70, who has served as chairman since 1992. Walmart said Friday that Walton will continue to serve on the board. Penner, 45, is Walton’s son-in-law, and he has served on the retailer’s board since 2008. Last