Simon replaces Walmart's vice chairman Eduardo Castro-Wright, who has been appointed to president and chief executive officer of global.com and global sourcing.
Simon most recently served as chief operating officer of Walmart U.S. He joined the retailer in 2006 after having worked as senior vice president of global business development at Brinker International. Simon also served as secretary of the Florida Department of Management Services, appointed by former Governor Jeb Bush.
"Bill is a strong leader who has made a positive difference from his first day at Walmart," says Duke. "He's been responsible for successfully running more than 3,700 stores and leading 1.3 million associates in the U.S. Bill transformed the customer experience at Walmart through faster service, a friendlier shopping environment and
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