Executive will lead 1,345 retail units; more than 285,000 associates
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)
today announced the promotion of Shelley Broader, currently president
and CEO of Walmart Canada, to executive vice president, president and
CEO of Walmart EMEA. In her new role, Ms. Broader will lead Walmart's
retail operations and oversee business development in Europe, the
Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada and will report directly to
David Cheesewright, president and CEO, Walmart International. The
company will announce Ms. Broader's successor at a later date. She will
continue to have responsibility for the Canadian market -- along with
Europe, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa -- until her successor
is in place.
Ms. Broader, who will assume her new role effective June 1, joined
Walmart Canada as chief merchandising officer in December 2010 and was
promoted to president and CEO of Walmart Canada in September 2011. She
joined Walmart with more than 20 years of leadership experience across
the North American retail industry which included key leadership roles
with retailers Michael's and Hannaford Bros.
"Shelley has been a strong leader since joining Walmart Canada and is
the ideal person to leverage the tremendous potential the EMEA region
holds for our company," said Mr. Cheesewright. "Shelley's leadership of
our business in Canada during a time of increased competition
underscores her knowledge of the retail environment which will serve
her well in her new role."
According to Ms. Broader, "Walmart has strong operations and excellent
teams of associates in Canada, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United
Kingdom that are well-positioned to drive future growth. I look forward
to working with the teams to build on this success and to bring our
mission of saving people money so they can live better to even more
families across the region."
Walmart employs more than 285,000 associates and operates more than
1,345 retail units in Canada, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 390 stores nationwide serving
more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada's flagship
online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by 300,000 customers daily. With more than 95,000
associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada's largest employers and is
ranked one of the country's top 10 most influential brands. Walmart
Canada's extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting
Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has donated and
raised more than $200 million to Canadian charities. Additional
information can be found at walmartcanada.ca,
facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/@walmartcanada.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save
money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online
and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 250 million
customers and members visit our 10,994 stores under 71 banners in 27
countries and ecommerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2014
sales of approximately $473 billion, Walmart employs more than 2
million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in
sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.
Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.
Image with caption: "Shelley Broader, President and CEO of Walmart Canada, has been promoted to President and CEO of Walmart's EMEA region. In her new role, Ms. Broader will have responsibility for Walmart's retail operations and business development across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada. (CNW Group/Walmart Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140530_C7612_PHOTO_EN_40901.jpg
SOURCE: Walmart Canada
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