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.
Former Kmart Exec to Head Mervyns
Hayward, Calif. Mervyns has named John Goodman, a former senior VP and chief apparel and home officer for Kmart, as president and CEO, effective April 7.
Goodman most recently served as president and general manager of Levi Strauss’ Dockers brand.
Cabela’s Senior VP to Retire
Sidney, Neb. Cabela’s announced that Michael Callahan, senior VP of business development and international operations, will retire from the company effective May 17. He will remain as a consultant to assist with the transition.
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.