John Westling, who had been senior vice president-general manager of consumables (covering most
package-goods categories), reportedly will move to head the giant unit's inventory-replenishment operations.
Meanwhile, a memo from John Fleming, the company's newly minted chief
merchandising officer, and Bill Simon, exec vice president-professional services and new-business services, outlined six additional changes among top executives in Wal-Mart's merchandising department.
Among them, Scott McCall, who had headed the chain's toy merchandising, will take over Westling's oversight of consumables, except over-the-counter drugs.
Wal-Mart did not confirm or deny the authenticity of the memo.