Walmart Appoints Charles Redfield as Chief Merchandising Officer as Two Executives Announce Their Upcoming Retirement
BENTONVILLE, AR - January has been a month of executive appointments, and Walmart is continuing the trend with its latest announcement. The company recently unveiled that its current Chief Merchandising Officer overseeing its United States unit, Scott McCall, will be retiring.
Taking over the role immediately is Charles Redfield, a retail expert who has led the U.S. grocery business for the past six years. Prior to working with Walmart, Redfield held Chief Merchandising roles at U.K.-based grocer ASDA and its warehouse club Sam’s Club.
The executive shift follows an upward trajectory for the retailer, as the company recently reported better third-quarter sales in the United States than market expectations.
These impressive fiscal results also guided the grocer’s decision to raise its annual sales and profit forecasts.
McCall, who has been with Walmart for nearly 30 years, will work with U.S. operations head Chris Nicholas to further drive inventory management before he retires, according to an internal memo obtained by Reuters.
In addition to Redfield’s appointment, Walmart also revealed further changes to its executive team.
The retailer announced that Janey Whiteside, Chief Customer Officer, will be leaving in March to start her next chapter. Appointed to the position in 2018, Whiteside served as the retailer’s first-ever Chief Customer Officer.
As the retailer continues to implement changes to fortify its executive team, AndNowUKnow will keep a close watch. In the meantime, congratulations to all of these leaders on their successful careers and the next step in their industry journey.