Walmart U.S. has named Steve Bratspies the new chief merchandising officer, the retailer announced on Friday.
Starting Oct. 19, Bratspies will oversee all merchandise categories across more than 4,500 stores.
Bratspies joined the company in 2005 and has held several leadership positions at Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in marketing, dry grocery and general merchandise.
Most recently, he served as the executive vice president of food for Walmart U.S. where he overhauled the retailer’s grocery aisles with a focus on improving its fresh offering and expanding its private brand and global sourcing capabilities, according to Walmart.
In his new role as CMO, Bratspies avowed dedication to competitive pricing and e-commerce, in a press release from the retailer.
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