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Walmart Lowers Expectations; to Accelerate E-Commerce Investments

Doug McMillon

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart lowered its sales forecast, along with announcing an increase in its e-commerce efforts at an investor meeting yesterday. Blaming an overall tough economy, Walmart said that it expects annual sales to increase between 2-3 percent. Previously, Walmart had forecast 3-5 percent growth. Investments in e-commerce and digital initiatives are expected to range betweenMore »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

Instagram’s Systrom Joins Walmart Board

Kevin Systrom

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart’s board of directors has appointed Kevin Systrom, co-founder and CEO of Instagram, to the board, effective Sept. 26. Systrom, who is the 15th member of the retailer’s board, also serves as a member of the company’s Technology and E-commerce Committee and its Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee. Rob Walton, Walmart’s chairman, said Systrom’sMore »

Last updated: September 30, 2014

Great Expectations

Duke_Ratliff

Pity the home furnishings industry exec on a long summer vacation—he or she will return to work with a whole new landscape of retail leaders. For those keeping score at home (along with the imaginary, anachronistic exec who could actually take vacation all summer), here’s a brief rundown on the recent CEO shuffle: Target namedMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Walmart Q2 Net Up 0.6 Percent as Sales Gain

Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-A modest gain in sales helped Walmart to an even more modest 0.6 percent increase in its second-quarter net income, which totaled $119.3 billion. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on July 31, reached $119.3 billion, which included flat same-store sales from both Walmart’s U.S. stores and from Sam’s Club warehouses. In addition,More »

Last updated: August 14, 2014

Walmart to Host Second U.S. Manufacturing Summit

Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart will hold a second summit on U.S. manufacturing on Aug. 14-15 in Denver. In January 2013, the retailer said its goal is to purchase $50 billion more of U.S.-made products over the next decade. The retailer held its first U.S. manufacturing summit in August of last year in Orlando, Fla., hosting almost 1,500More »

Last updated: August 5, 2014

Walmart Preps for an August Cyber Monday

Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart is kicking off August with special back-to-school deals geared toward college students looking for top electronics, dorm décor and other school essentials. The mass retailer said its rollbacks and special buys are timed to the start of sales tax holidays in select states and at a time that data shows a spike inMore »

Last updated: August 1, 2014

Target Tabs PepsiCo’s Cornell as New Chief

Brian Cornell

MINNEAPOLIS-Target has named Brian Cornell, former CEO of PepsiCo Americas Foods, as its new chairman and CEO, succeeding Gregg Steinhafel, who left the mass merchant in May. Cornell will assume his new post on Aug. 12. According to a Target statement, his first priorities will be “accelerating the company’s performance and advancing Target’s omnichannel evolution.”More »

Last updated: July 31, 2014

Foran to Succeed Simon as Walmart U.S. Chief

Greg Foran

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Greg Foran has been promoted to president and CEO of Walmart U.S. Foran will succeed Bill Simon, who had been in this role since June 2010. Foran, who had been named president and CEO of Walmart Asia earlier this year, will report to Doug McMillon, the parent company’s president and CEO. He starts inMore »

Last updated: July 24, 2014