BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart shoppers will have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to do their Black Friday shopping this year, the company said on Tuesday. Unlike in recent years, the company plans to close its Walmart stores and Sam’s Club outlets in the United States on Thanksgiving day. The move was framed as
BENTONVILLE — Walmart said Thursday that John Furner will become the president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., effective November 1. John Furner Furner, who currently serves as president and CEO of Sam’s Club, will succeed Greg Foran, who has led Walmart U.S. for five years. Foran is leaving Walmart to become CEO at
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club plans to close 63 of its U.S. outlets in the next few weeks. The Walmart warehouse club chain said Thursday that the move will leave it with 597 locations, most of which also house pharmacies. “Transforming our business means managing our real estate portfolio and Walmart needs a strong fleet of
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
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Rosalind Brewer is set to retire from her position as president and chief executive officer of Sam’s Club, effective February 1. Brewer, who has led Walmart’s warehouse club division since February 2012, will be replaced by John Furner, who currently serves as chief merchandising officer at Sam’s Club, with responsibility for overseeing
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart named new head merchants for its Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club divisions, and designated a successor to its chief financial officer, who is retiring. Steve Bratspies, who most recently served as executive vice president of food for Walmart U.S., has taken the reins as chief merchandising officer of the division. In
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has promoted Steve Bratspies to chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S., the retail giant’s largest business unit. Bratspies currently serves as executive vice president of food for Walmart U.S. The company said Friday that Bratspies is slated to take the reins as chief merchandising officer for U.S. stores on Oct. 19.