Wal-Mart names two China execs
Bentonville, Ark. – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has reportedly named two new managers for its China business. According to Bloomberg, an internal corporate memo indicates Wal-Mart is naming Adrian Blake as senior VP of business development in China and Rob Bray as senior VP of real estate in China.
Bray currently serves as senior VP of real estate design, construction and floor planning for Wal-Mart’s U.S, operation. These appointments come on the heels of Wal-Mart announcing it will close 20 underperforming stores in China and also plans to open 100 new stores there in the next three years.
Park City Group names Safeway vet as senior advisor
Salt Lake City – Supply chain technology vendor Park City Group has named Gary Rocheleau, a 40-year retail industry veteran who most recently served as VP of retail marketing execution for Safeway subsidiary Vons Pavilions, as senior advisor.
Other previous roles Rocheleau has held include president of Grocery Works, Safeway’s home shopping and delivery company. He began his career with Lucky Stores, Inc., where he spent nearly 23 years and his last position was VP of grocery.
“Gary is a highly accomplished senior leader with expertise in marketing execution, merchandising, management and sales for retail grocery. He brings invaluable experience especially in the retail grocery channel where the out-of-stock challenges are increasing,” said Randall K. Fields, chairman and CEO of Park City Group.
Dick’s Sporting Goods opens new Missouri store Nov. 1
Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods is opening a new store in Osage Beach, Mo., on Nov. 1. The Osage beach location will be the retailer’s 12th store in the state of Missouri and its 551st nationwide.
“We look forward to opening our new Dick’s Sporting Goods in Osage Beach, becoming part of the community and serving athletes of all ages by providing them the equipment they need to excel," said Lauren Hobart, senior VP & chief marketing officer, Dick’s Sporting Goods.