Walmart’s chief merchandising officer, Steve Bratspies, will be departing. Scott McCall, currently Walmart’s merchandise manager for toys, entertainment and seasonal goods, will succeed him.
Bratspies was with Walmart for 14 years, including the last four as chief merchant.
Dacona Smith, most recently COO at Sam’s Club, has been named COO for Walmart U.S. The COO position had been vacant since former COO Judith McKenna started heading Walmart’s international division in 2018. John Furner, Sam’s Clubs former CEO, was appointed president and CEO, Walmart U.S. last November.
The retailer also hired Meng Chee, most recently digital chief experience officer for JPMorgan Chase, as Walmart’s first chief product officer, reporting to chief customer officer Janey Whiteside.