Walmart U.S. CEO Greg Foran told analysts in October that he planned to address meat quality issues and improve the fresh and private label offering at Walmart Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets in quick order.
The retailer has reportedly promoted Scott Neal to a position dubbed as “meat czar." Neal has worked as senior vice president for produce, meat and seafood since early 2013. Prior to that he spent five years on the retailers meat team. This specialization in meat come on the heels of 15 years of work in the retailers merchandising division as a vice president.
The other position referred to a senior vice president for fresh at Walmart U.S. will be filled by Shawn Baldwin, who is now a senior vice president at the Sam’s Club warehouse division, effective Jan. 5, according to an internal memo that Bloomberg obtained from a Walmart insider.
Jack Pestello, a vice president in the international unit, will become a senior vice president in charge of private brands for Wal-Mart U.S, according to the memo.