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• Walmart announced that John Westling, Executive Vice President of General Merchandise and Replenishment, is retiring after 23 years with the company. Wrestling joined the company in 1988 as an hourly associate, and rose through the ranks to his most recent position.

As a result, John Aden has been promoted to Executive Vice President, with responsibility for General Merchandise. Aden joined Walmart in 2007 and has served as Senior Vice President of International Operations, Global Leverage and earlier this year was named Senior Vice President of Hardlines for Walmart U.S.

And Pam Kohn has also been promoted to lead a new Merchandise Services organization as Executive Vice President. According to Walmart, this new organization “centralizes merchandising shared services functions of Merchandising Execution, Store Layout, Format and Space Productivity and Replenishment. Merchandise Services will set out to increase efficiency in these areas and allow the core merchandising functions to focus on meeting the needs of our customers.”
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