On the same day that it announced a new CFO, Walmart has filled its empty chief merchant spot and named other executives to key leadership roles within the organization, including a new head merchant at Sam’s Club.
Twenty-year Walmart veteran Laura Phillips is set to become the company's senior VP of sustainability, effective Jan. 1, according to GreenBiz. “"She was part of the original group of key leaders that our former CEO Lee Scott assembled in 2004 to help develop Walmart’s sustainability strategy, initial goals and principles," Walmart’s chief sustainability officer Kathleen McLaughlin said in a memo about Phillips’ new job. (GreenBiz)
The long-rumored cuts were detailed in an internal memo with the subject line “a company positioned for the future,” that Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., President and CEO Doug McMillon distributed to the company’s home office employees on Friday.
Walmart began offering the grocery pick up service several years ago with a test in San Jose, Calif., then expanded to Denver, Phoenix, Huntsville, Ala., and the retailer’s hometown of Bentonville, Ark.