BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores has announced that Jack Sinclair has been named executive vice president of grocery merchandise for Wal-Mart in the U.S., effective today. Sinclair, 47, will oversee the grocery business for Wal-Mart’s U.S. division and will integrate planning, category management and store experience into the overall grocery business unit. Sinclair will report to John Fleming, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Wal-Mart Stores U.S. “Jack has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the retail food business, and I look forward to his contributions as we continue to grow our grocery business,” said Fleming. “His passion for people, products and customers will bring new perspective and innovative thinking to our company.” Sinclair brings to Wal-Mart broad experience in grocery retailing in the United Kingdom. He spent 14 years at Safeway plc, serving as group marketing and trading director, and prior to that he worked at Tesco Stores. Sinclair holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and marketing from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
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