Lisa Rhodes, senior vice president of apparel merchandising for Walmart U.S., will stay on through July to lead the transition. The company also named Mary Fox, a senior vice president of its global apparel sourcing, as the project leader in New York through the transition.
Two Walmart employees have been promoted to new positions to co-lead the division in Bentonville. Jeff Evans will lead the men’s, kids’, babies and shoes segment, while Marybeth Cornwell will lead women, intimates, jewelry and accessories.
Walmart U.S. is seeking to reverse nine straight quarters of same-store sales declines. Earlier this month, the company said that its return to basic apparel merchandise is helping to drive traffic back to its stores. In September,
The company also plans to bring back plus-sized clothing to its stores after moves to take that and other products out alienated its target shoppers.
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