Wal-Mart China Names COO
Shenzhen, China Wal-Mart has named Rob Cissell as COO and head merchandising, marketing and retail operations for Wal-Mart China. He will report to Ed Chan, president of Wal-Mart China.
Cissell most recently served as chief executive of Robert Dyas, a hardware chain.
Cissell began his career at Robert Dyas in 2005. Prior to that he spent 11 years at Kingfisher. He also held positions at Woolworths and Argos.
Private label Wal-Mart milk now hormone free
BENTONVILLE, Ark. Wal-Mart’s private label Great Value milk brand is now being sourced from cows that have not been treated with artificial growth hormones, and will be available at Wal-Mart Stores and Sam’s Clubs.
Wal-Mart reported that while the FDA has stated that cows treated with rbST pose no risk to human health, its customers have asked for milk choices.
“We value our customers’ opinions and understand how important variety is in all aspects of the business,” said Pam Kohn, senior vp and general merchandise manager for Wal-Mart Stores. “We’ve listened to customers and are pleased that our suppliers are helping us offer Great Value milk from cows that are not treated with rbST.”
Callahan to retire from Cabela’s
SIDNEY, Neb. Cabela’s has announced that Michael Callahan, senior vp of business development and international operations, will retire from the company effective May 17. He has agreed to remain as a consultant to assist with the transition.
“Mike has had a very successful career at Cabela’s and will leave a positive mark on our Company’s history,” said Dennis Highby, Cabela’s president and ceo. “Mike was instrumental in our growth in retail and was personally responsible for leading the team that took our retail store count from nine to 26, as well as leading our expansion into Canada.”
Callahan joined Cabela’s in 1990 and held numerous leadership positions in merchandising and marketing as well as serving as senior vp of retail operations.