The resignation of Walmart’s US apparel chief Dottie Mattison marks the third high-level departure at the Bentonville giant in less than a month. The shifts will most certainly signal significant strategic changes at the retailer. Murmurs of the recluttering of Action Alley and dramatic shifts in merchandising strategies abound, stay tuned as I have often discovered, strategy is better revealed in store than in press releases.
Ms. Mattison previously reported to Chief Merchandising Officer John Fleming, who also resigned this month. The announcement of Mr. Fleming’s departure came just days after Walmart Chief Executive Eduardo Castro-Wright said he was leaving to care for his ill wife.