Former Barnes & Noble exec to head up Sam’s Club e-commerce site

New York -- Former Barnes & Noble executive Jamie Iannone has been appointed president and CEO of in a restructuring that integrates Sam’s Club’s online business into the Walmart’s Global eCommerce business unit based in California. Previously, most of the warehouse club’s online business was run separately out of the retailer’s headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.

Iannone previously served as president of digital products at Barnes & Noble and oversaw the book seller’s Nook Media unit.  He left the bookseller at the end of 2013

His appointment was announced in a joint statement distributed internally at Walmart by Sam’s Club president and CEO Rosalind Brewer and Walmart Global eCommerce president and CEO Neil Ashe.

“At Walmart, we believe combining the assets of the world’s largest retailer with best-in-class ecommerce capabilities gives our customers and members a unique shopping opportunity,” according to the statement by Brewer and Ashe. “The integration of the Sam’s Club eCommerce operations with Global eCommerce allows us to build on our collective strengths. This, combined with Jamie’s leadership, gives us a competitive advantage no one else can match.”


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