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Riedl elects to step down at Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — George Riedl, senior vice president at Walmart and president of the Walmart Health and Wellness division, has left the ­company. A Walmart spokeswoman said that Riedl, a key pharmacy executive at the retail giant, departed effective March 16. The company didn’t say if a successor had been named. A former Walgreens executive,

Walmart health executive George Riedl to depart

Walmart health executive George Riedl to depart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — George Riedl, senior vice president at Walmart and president of the Walmart Health and Wellness division, is leaving the company. A Walmart spokeswoman said Wednesday that Riedl, a key pharmacy executive at the retail giant, is slated to depart on March 16. The company didn’t say if a successor had been named. A

Walmart closes out fiscal 2018 on strong note

Walmart closes out fiscal 2018 on strong note

BENTONVLLE, Ark. — Walmart saw sales rise for its 2018 fourth quarter and fiscal year, fueled by gains across its key divisions as well as robust e-commerce growth. Walmart on Tuesday reported $136.3 billion in revenue in its fourth quarter, an increase of 4.1% from a year earlier. Walmart’s fiscal 2018 sales totaled $500.3 billion,

Walmart tabs Judith McKenna to lead international business

Walmart tabs Judith McKenna to lead international business

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has promoted Judith McKenna, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Walmart U.S., to president and chief executive officer of Walmart International. The retail giant said Wednesday that McKenna will assume the new role on Feb. 1, succeeding David Cheesewright, who has led the international division — Walmart’s second-largest operating unit —

Walmart sees sales edge up in second quarter

Walmart sees sales edge up in second quarter

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reported its 12th consecutive quarter of same-store sales gains at its U.S. stores. The retail giant said Thursday that comparable-store sales for the second quarter rose 1.8% compared to a 1.6% increase in the same period of 2016. Comp sales at the Sam’s Club unit rose 1.2%, doubling the 0.6% growth

Walmart, Target give cause for optimism

Walmart, Target give cause for optimism

In late May, both Walmart and Target Corp. issued their quarterly performance numbers. Each revealed some surprises, and both left those retailing authorities who still retain some faith in the business a bit more optimistic than they had been. Here’s a look at the numbers: First, Walmart. Most surprising here was the revelation that the

Walmart sees sales climb in first quarter

Walmart sees sales climb in first quarter

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reported strong first-quarter sales that included gains in its U.S. business, which got a lift from aggressive pricing that lured more shoppers into its stores. Store visits rose 1.5% in the quarter, a period in which many retailers saw fewer shoppers. Heavy discounting contributed to a slight decline in average basket

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

Walmart sees ‘positive momentum’ in 2Q

Walmart sees ‘positive momentum’ in 2Q

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart earned $1.07 per share in the fiscal second quarter, slightly lower than its $1.08-per-share profit a year ago but above Wall Street’s consensus forecast of $1.02. The retail giant said Thursday that revenue grew 0.5% to $120.8 billion as the company notched its biggest same-store sales increase in four years. Walmart

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

McKesson, Walmart expand Rx distribution pact

McKesson, Walmart expand Rx distribution pact

SAN FRANCISCO and BENTONVILLE, Ark. — McKesson Corp. and Walmart have expanded their long-term pharmaceutical distribution pact, including a new sourcing agreement for generic drugs. McKesson and Walmart said Monday that the expanded relationship is “a natural next step.” The companies will collaborate on sourcing generics for their U.S. operations, a move that they said

Walmart earnings decline for 4Q, full year

Walmart earnings decline for 4Q, full year

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart reported decreased net earnings for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full year, with adjusted earnings per share above Wall Street’s consensus forecast. The retail giant said Thursday that for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31., net income fell 7.9% to $4.57 billion, or $1.43 per diluted share, from $4.97 billion,

Walmart names new chief merchant for U.S. stores

Walmart names new chief merchant for U.S. stores

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.