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Executive Shakeup At Wal-Mart

  • Ad Age, Wednesday, January 31, 2007 12 PM
Sweeping changes in Wal-Mart senior management will include Doug McMillon, now CEO of the Sam's Club unit, replacing Eduardo Castro-Wright as CEO of the Wal-Mart Stores Division in the U.S., according to people close to the company. Castro-Wright may move to an international position.

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.

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