Shelley Broader Appointed President and CEO of Walmart Canada
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. today
announced the appointment of David Cheesewright as executive vice
president, president and chief executive officer of a new regional
management team. In this newly created role, Cheesewright will lead
Walmart's retail operations in Canada, the United Kingdom and
Sub-Saharan Africa, and will oversee business development in Europe,
the Middle East, Africa and Canada. Cheesewright will assume his new
role immediately and report directly to Doug McMillon, president and
CEO, Walmart International.
Succeeding Cheesewright will be Shelley Broader who will assume the
position of president and CEO of Walmart Canada effective immediately.
Broader joined Walmart Canada as chief merchandising officer in
December 2010 following more than 20 years of leadership experience
across the North American retail industry.
Prior to Walmart, Broader was president and COO of Michael's and was
responsible for the chain's North American retail operations and more
than 1,000 stores in the United States and Canada. For more than 17
years Broader held leadership roles with Hannaford Bros. in the United
States and was president and COO of the company's Kash n' Karry chain
and president and CEO of the company's Sweetbay Supermarkets
chain. Broader began her career in the investment-banking sector
advising clients in the American retail industry.
"Walmart Canada is poised for continued growth as Canada's price leader
and one-stop shopping destination," said Broader. "I look forward to
working with our extremely talented executive team and our associates
to exceed customer expectations in every region of Canada."
Cheesewright, most recently president and CEO of Walmart Canada, joined
Asda, Walmart's business in the United Kingdom, in 1999. While at Asda,
he held a variety of key leadership positions in operations,
merchandising, logistics, strategy and format development. Prior to
Asda, Cheesewright worked at Mars Confectionary.
"Walmart has a strong and successful presence in Canada, Sub-Saharan
Africa and the United Kingdom," said Cheesewright. "I look forward to
continuing this success and bringing our mission of saving people money
so they can live better to even more families across the region."
"Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada hold tremendous potential
for our company, and we are excited to have David Cheesewright leading
the team," said Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Walmart
International. "We are equally excited to have a leader of Shelley
Broader's calibre to lead Walmart Canada and our continued growth in
the Canadian market."
Walmart has more than 283,000 associates and 1,182 retail units in
Canada, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom.
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 329 stores, employs 85,000
Canadians and serves more than one million customers each day. The
company is recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as having one of
Canada's top 10 corporate cultures. Since 1994, Walmart has raised and
donated more than $125 million to Canadian charities and not-for-profit
organizations. Additional information about Walmart Canada can be found
by visiting www.walmart.ca and on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/walmartcanada
About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than
200 million times per week at 9,667 retail units under 69 different
banners in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 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://www.walmartstores.com.
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