Walmart Shuffles its Senior U.S. Grocery Executives
BENTONVILLE, AR - This week, Walmart shuffled some of its senior managers in its U.S. division as a means to bring fresh leadership to critical growth areas like its grocery and e-commerce sectors.
According to memos obtained by Bloomberg, Kieran Shanahan was promoted to Senior Vice President of E-Commerce Retail for everyday living, and Tom Ward was named Senior Vice President of Digital Operations. In addition, Walmart also named Andrea Albright as Senior Vice President of Snacks, Beverage, and Impulse. She replaces Al Dominguez, who is leaving the company after 12 years.
Bloomberg reported that both Shanahan and Ward have helped expand the online grocery business in their previous roles at Walmart’s U.K. arm, Asda. The news source reported that these promotions mark the latest examples of a growing British presence in Walmart’s upper management ranks.
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