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SHELTON, Conn. — TABS Group on Friday announced the formation of a senior-level team dedicated to supporting internal and customer-related initiatives with Walmart. TABS Group will tap into the talent base to obtain a comprehensive understanding as to how the largest U.S. retail chain operates on a chain and local level. The insights gained will benefit Walmart and Consumer Products manufacturers and further contributes to the firm’s mission to simplify and improve the way analytics is conducted within the industry.
The new TABS Group analysts have a high level of expertise on Walmart and previously held positions at IRI Worldwide.
“We are extremely excited to have all of these experts on board at TABS Group,” stated Kurt Jetta, TABS Group CEO. “Once we combine their outstanding business acumen and expertise with Walmart with our unique analytical approach and proprietary models, we believe we will have a superior service offering to all parties that do business in Bentonville.”
As VP client services at TABS Group, Kayla Fromm-Mendoza will focus exclusively on Walmart’s internal analytical needs. John Powell, also named VP client service, will serve as a liaison between manufacturers and Wal-Mart initiatives. In his new role as director of retail analytics, John Bundy is responsible for supporting advanced analytics and consulting initiatives, while Brad Clayton, director of information management, will concentrate on handling the big data involved in supporting the analytical needs of Walmart and Walmart manufacturer teams.
All four will report to TABS Group’s Walmart team lead, Kelly Marion.
In addition to its Walmart initiatives, TABS Group recently welcomed Skip Selle as VP business development. Selle has held a variety of analytical and business development positions at companies including IRI, Spectra and Nielsen.
Consultant Rob Ruff also joins the company from SCA, a manufacturer of adult incontinence products, to support clients’ category management initiatives via TABS Group’s TABS CatMan service.