BENTONVILLE, Ark., January 4, 2008 --Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced that Jack Sinclair has been named executive vice president of grocery merchandise for Wal-Mart in the U.S., effective January 7.
Sinclair, 47, will oversee the grocery business for Wal-Mart’s U.S. division and will integrate planning, category management and store experience into the overall grocery business unit.
Sinclair will report to John Fleming, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Wal-Mart Stores U.S.
“Jack has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the retail food business and I look forward to his contributions as we continue to grow our grocery business,” said Fleming. “His passion for people, products and customers will bring new perspective and innovative thinking to our company.”
Sinclair joins Wal-Mart with broad experience in grocery retailing in the United Kingdom. He spent 14 years at Safeway plc serving as group marketing and trading director and prior to that he worked at Tesco Stores Ltd.
Sinclair holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics and marketing from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates Wal-Mart discount stores, supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam’s Club locations in the United States. The Company operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. The Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WMT. More information about Wal-Mart can be found by visiting www.walmartstores.com. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com and www. samsclub.com.