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Long Checkout Lines? Not this Holiday Season.

By Duncan Mac Naughton, EVP, Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer, Walmart U.S.

It’s not time to deck the halls yet, but at Walmart, we never stop thinking about the holidays. Nearly 6,000 of our managers and merchants just finished our annual Holiday Meeting in Denver – where we began getting ready for the biggest shopping season of the year. While it’s still hot outside, we… Read More



It’s Time to Thank Teachers Across America

By Emily Schmid, Sr. Manager, Walmart Digital Communications

Most of us can recall a teacher who helped us learn, change and grow. For me, there were several, but there’s one who particularly stands out: my mom.  Her resume alone commands respect: She’s taught kindergarten at a rural elementary school since the 1970s. That means that every year, she not… Read More



Working Together for Change in Bangladesh

By Jan Saumweber, Vice President, Responsible Sourcing, Walmart

This week, I’ve been in Washington, D.C., for the Annual Meeting of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. It’s amazing that in one year, this coalition of retailers has driven significant change to the ready-made garment industry in Bangladesh. Not only have we worked to make it a safer place,… Read More



Serving Customers Smarter for Back-to-School

By Deisha Barnett, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications, Walmart U.S.

Kids across the nation are enjoying summertime, with nothing on their minds but swimming pools and late mornings. But many moms are already thinking ahead to when the school bell will ring. In fact, people are shopping for school earlier than ever – about 25% of families with kids start buying… Read More



From Sales Pitch to Shelf: A Merchant’s Advice

By Paul Burke, Sr. Director, Product Development, Kids’ Apparel

Every week, my work is evaluated by 140 million bosses. That’s because in product development at Walmart U.S., my most important focus is pleasing our customers. Clearly, everyone at the company works toward this goal in some way or another. But in merchandising, understanding our customers’ wants… Read More


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