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Walmart to Host Second U.S. Manufacturing Summit

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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

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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

Walmart Holding “Made in the USA” Event

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BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart is holding its first-ever open call for “Made in the USA” products here today. The retailer is opening its doors to more than 500 manufacturers, who will meet with senior Walmart executives and merchants to pitch their products for the stores, Sam’s Club warehouse clubs and online. Among the product categories which willMore »

Last updated: July 8, 2014

Van den Berghe Tabbed to Head Walmart Canada

Dirk Van den Berghe

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-Walmart has appointed Dirk Van den Berghe as president and CEO of Walmart Canada. Van den Berghe will assume his new post on Aug. 1. He will report to Shelley Broader, who was recently named president and CEO of Walmart’s EMEA region, which encompasses the retailer’s operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa andMore »

Last updated: June 23, 2014

Langdon Textiles Line Debuts on Walmart.com

Libby Langdon

NEW YORK-Walmart.com has introduced a collection of accent textiles from Libby Langdon, the designer, author and television personality. The line consists of mix-and-match decorative pillows, pouf ottomans, throw blankets and rugs under the brand warm&inviting by Libby Langdon. The design themes include Chic and Cheerful, Sophisticated Style, Cool and Current, Soft and Serene, Color PopMore »

Last updated: June 18, 2014

Madeira Named to Head Walmart.com

Fernando Madeira

BENTONVILLE, Ark.-Walmart has promoted Fernando Madeira to president and CEO of walmart.com, with responsibility for the site’s U.S. and Latin American operations and for the site’s overall future growth. Madeira, who had been president and CEO of Walmart E-commerce Latin America, will relocate to the site’s office in San Bruno, Calif., and will continue toMore »

Last updated: June 11, 2014