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Michelle Gloeckler

Gloeckler exits Walmart, joins Academy Sports

KATY, Texas — Michelle Gloeckler has stepped down as Walmart U.S. executive vice president of consumables, health and wellness to become executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at Academy Sports + Outdoors. She was also named president of Academy International Ltd., the $4.6 billion sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer’s global sourcing entity. At Walmart,

Gloeckler exits Walmart to join Academy Sports

Gloeckler exits Walmart to join Academy Sports

KATY, Texas — Walmart health and wellness executive Michelle Gloeckler is leaving the company to become chief merchant at sporting goods chain Academy Sports + Outdoors. Academy Ltd. said Wednesday that Gloeckler is slated to join the company on Aug. 29 as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Academy Sports + Outdoors has 210 stores in Texas and 14

Walmart recognized for innovation in pharmacy

Walmart recognized for innovation in pharmacy

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has had a long history of making health care more accessible and affordable. From the launch of $4 generics in 2006 to the recent introduction of Walmart Care Clinics, which promise to have the same kind of impact on pricing in that sector as the earlier program did in pharmacy, the

Walmart taps Riedl to run health, wellness

Walmart taps Riedl to run health, wellness

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Former longtime Walgreens executive George Riedl has been named president of health and wellness at Walmart. He succeeds Labeed Diab, who left Walmart to join Brookdale Senior Living Inc. as chief operating officer. Riedl most recently was president of Advanced Marketing & Sales Inc., an independent sales, marketing and consulting agency focused

Walmart offers customers health solutions

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is again using its scale to bolster health care. The retailer has begun an initiative focusing on preventive care and supporting overall well-being across its entire assortment — in stores and online — through events, education, and an expanded assortment of products and services. For the second year, Walmart is working

Walmart plans ‘America’s biggest health fair’

Walmart plans ‘America’s biggest health fair’

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — This Saturday, Walmart plans to hold what it calls “America’s biggest health fair.” The retail giant said Tuesday that it will offer free blood glucose, blood pressure and vision screenings along with product samples and health insurance information at more than 4,400 stores nationwide on Oct. 10. Over 10,000 Walmart pharmacists also

Inclusive approach creates competitive edge

Many of the boldface names in the retail and consumer products sectors belong to women. Helena Foulkes is president of CVS/pharmacy, the drug chain where Judy Sansone is chief merchant. Kathee Tesija holds the latter position at Target, and Michelle Gloeckler runs Walmart’s consumables business and heads up the company’s U.S. Manufacturing initiative. Delhaize America