Wal-Mart Revamps Its Merchandising Leadership

BENTONVILLE, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores here shuffled top-level management last week, leaving observers to ponder whether the changes signal an effort to continue to go after more affluent consumers or to revert to a more aggressive pricing position. Observers said they expect Wal-Mart to possibly shed more light on its long-term direction this week when it meets with vendors in Kansas City, Mo., at its

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here shuffled top-level management last week, leaving observers to ponder whether the changes signal an effort to continue to go after more affluent consumers or to revert to a more aggressive pricing position.

Observers said they expect Wal-Mart to possibly shed more light on its long-term direction this week when it meets with vendors in Kansas City, Mo., at its annual managers meeting.

Among the changes:

  • John Flemi

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