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A Conversation with Karen Stuckey, the SVP of Private Brands & Sourcing, Walmart

\"\"Take a few moments to listen to this great podcast featuring an interview by Anne Mezzenga, founding partner of Red Archer Retail with Karen Stuckey, the SVP of Private Brands & Sourcing for Walmart

The podcast is part of Anne’s new Omni Talk by Red Archer series, the Women’s Retail Collective Podcast in association with the Network of Executive Women

Stuckey has had an incredible career in retail, starting in Chicago as a store manager at the Limited on Michigan Avenue to her current role at Walmart as SVP of Private Brands. Karen’s years of experience working on brands from Sara Lee to Target to Montgomery Ward have shaped how she and her team at Walmart are developing private brands for one of the largest retailers in the world.

Karen’s spent years building brands that customers can trust, along with the teams to create them, and she goes into detail about the art and science involved in doing so. One of her most important takeaways from the podcast is the sage advice she has for those working in retail and trying to build the brands that meet customers’ needs.

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Walmart Extends Better Homes & Gardens License

\"\"This week Meredith Corporation announced an extension of its licensing agreement through mid-2024 of its Better Homes & Gardens brand license to Walmart in the United States and Canada.

\”At over 4,000 stores nationwide and increasingly online, Walmart shoppers continue to demonstrate their passion and loyalty for the style, quality and value of Better Homes & Gardens products,\” said Thomas Witschi, President of Meredith Consumer Products. \”We\’re enthusiastic about the expanded breadth and style appeal of our home and outdoor lines. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with Walmart.\”

The Better Homes & Gardens license came to Walmart stores in 1998 and ten years later expanded its existing gardening product line into the broader home category. For Walmart, the brand fills the role of premium homed décor private label speaking to Walmarts older female customer base. Since its launch, the number of items has increased six-fold from 500 to over 3,000 today.

\”The home line at Walmart truly brings the Better Homes & Gardens brand to life,\” said Stephen Orr, Editor-in-Chief, Better Homes & Gardens. \”Consumers can express their own personal style with hundreds of on-trend options, all at the affordable prices for which Walmart is known. We\’ve recently delved even deeper into these core categories, offering a broader range of styles to Walmart shoppers.\”

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Walmart Spins with Onn!

\"\"https://www.walmart.com/browse/3944/?cat_id=3944&facet=brand:ONNWalmart continues to grow its electronics private brand the brand now includes more than 700 skus. Check out a few of the cool things we found.\"\"

onn. Roku Smart Soundbar

  • Adds premium sound and a Roku Streaming Player to any TV
  • Crystal-clear sound quality with crisp dialogue & dynamic bass
  • Enjoy music from popular channels or a Bluetooth device
  • Stream free TV, live news, sports, movies, music, and more

High-quality audio with a Roku Streaming Player built-in. Add rich, crystal-clear sound and picture in one sleek device with onn. Roku Smart Soundbar. With a powerful Roku Streaming Player built-in, you get easy access to 500,000+ movies and TV episodes, plus millions of songs across free and paid channels. Stream what you love in brilliant High Definition, 4K, and High Dynamic Range picture quality and vibrant sound that’ll bring your entertainment to life. Search with your voice using the free Roku mobile app and enjoy features like Speech Clarity and Automatic Volume Leveling to quiet loud commercials without lifting a finger. Setup is super easy—simply connect to your TV with the included Premium High-Speed HDMI Cable and immerse yourself in your favorite entertainment. Blast onn.

High-quality sound: Enjoy an immersive sound experience with expanded frequency range and dynamic bass. Calibrated for full, vibrant sound, you’ll hear your favorite TV like never before.

Powerful streaming: Stream live TV, news, sports, movies, and more across thousands of free and paid channels. HD, 4K, or HDR, you’ll enjoy picture that’s optimized for your TV with sharp resolution and vivid color.

Elevate your music: From pulsing rock to symphonies that surround you, enjoy your music in vibrant sound with expansive range. Simply tune in to your favorite music channels or stream via Bluetooth®.

Fine-tune your sound: Easily boost the volume of voices with Speech Clarity, lower loud commercials for consistent sound with Automatic Volume Leveling and enjoy your TV without waking the house using Night Mode.

Super simple setup: Just plug it into your TV’s HDMI-ARC port with the included Premium High-Speed HDMI Cable and connect to the internet.

Bluetooth streaming: Listen to your favorite music and more from popular streaming channels or stream audio from a Bluetooth compatible device.

Remote with TV control: A world of streaming is at your fingertips with our simple remote. You can even control TV power and volume, which means you’ll juggle multiple remotes a lot less.  To allow TV power control, a compatible TV is required.

Easily expandable: Enjoy even deeper, richer bass for entertainment you can feel with onn. Roku Wireless Subwoofer. (Sold separately)

Endless entertainment: Stream what you love, including free TV, live news, sports, and 500,000+ movies and TV episodes across thousands of free and paid channels.\"\"

onn. Wireless Bluetooth Turntable

onn. 3 Speed Turntable – Spin those LPs! Just take those old records off the shelf and rekindle your love for favorite music classics or discover new ones! Connect to your speaker system simply using Bluetooth wireless technology or plugin via traditional RCA connectors and let the good times roll. Bluetooth, Turntable, 3 Speed\"\"

onn. Bluetooth Shelf Speakers

Bookshelf “Groove” Speakers – Boost your sound with 80 watts of peak power from our Bookshelf Speakers. Stream your favorite audio from devices with Bluetooth wireless technology, or connect directly through Aux (RCA) or Line In (3.5mm) cables. Speakers, Bluetooth, Pair, Aux-i\"\"

onn. White In-Ear True Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case

Designed to stay in place even during active movement, Onn In-Ear Wireless Earphones provide crystal-clear sound quality. Connecting to your smartphone, iPad, tablet, and notebooks wirelessly through Bluetooth technology gives you the freedom to do the things you want to do without leaving your phone calls, music, podcasts, and other audio content behind. The ergonomic half in-ear design means you can wear these earphones comfortably all day plus they come with their very own charging case. These wireless earphones have an in-line microphone in the right earphone for hands-free calling and feature 12 hours of playtime. Check out all the latest gear available from Onn to get the most out of your digital life. Listen to your favorite playlists in style and comfort with Onn In-Ear Wireless Earphones.

Onn In-Ear Wireless Earphones with Charging Case, White:

  • Crystal-clear sound
  • In-line microphone for hands-free calling
  • 12-hours of playtime
  • Comes with a convenient charging case
  • In-ear controls
  • Bluetooth technology allows you to connect to all of your devices
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Walmart Names John Furner President & CEO of Walmart U.S.

\"\"Today, Walmart announced that John Furner will become the President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart U.S., following a successful five years for the business segment under Greg Foran. Furner will report directly to Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon, and the move will be effective November 1. Foran, who is taking a role as CEO at Air New Zealand Limited, will stay on with Walmart through January 31 to ensure a smooth transition.

“John has done a fantastic job at Sam’s Club, and he will continue the momentum we have in Walmart U.S.,” said McMillon. “John knows our business well, having held many different jobs in the company over more than 25 years, and he is helping transform it for the future. He has the experience and judgment to know what we should continue doing and what we should change. He embraces technology and new ways of working, and he keeps our customers and Sam’s Club members at the center of everything we do, while delivering results for the business. I look forward to seeing his impact for our customers and associates in Walmart U.S.”

Furner, 45, started with Walmart as an hourly associate in 1993, working part-time in the garden center of a supercenter. He worked his way up through a number of frontline leadership roles, later becoming a store manager, district manager and buyer. He has held leadership roles in operations, merchandising and sourcing in Walmart U.S., Sam’s Club and Walmart International, where he served at Walmart China as chief merchandising and marketing officer. Prior to becoming Sam’s Club CEO in 2017, he was chief merchandising officer for Sam’s Club. Furner will partner with Walmart U.S. eCommerce CEO Marc Lore, who also reports to McMillon, to deliver a seamless omnichannel experience for Walmart’s U.S. customers.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity and ready to get started,” said Furner. “There’s no better place than Walmart U.S. to touch the lives of millions of customers and associates. Together with the team, we will build on the progress under Greg’s leadership and continue to make Walmart an even better place to work and shop. I also want to thank the Sam’s Club team. My years with you have been amazing.”

“Greg Foran has made a huge difference for Walmart, and we are grateful.” said McMillon. “He built a strong plan from the beginning to strengthen the U.S. business – a plan that made significant choices around investing in wages and benefits for associates and investing in price for customers. Greg’s ability to innovate, whether it’s making our stores a competitive advantage in an omnichannel environment or equipping associates with next-generation technology and training, has helped position us for the future. The results have been impressive – every quarter he led Walmart U.S. it has had positive comps. Before leading us to a stronger position in the U.S., he did the same thing in China. We will miss Greg and thank him for his leadership. He has made a difference for our customers, associates and shareholders.”

Foran is leaving Walmart for an opportunity to lead Air New Zealand Limited. He has served as CEO of Walmart U.S. since August 2014, and he first joined Walmart in October 2011.

“It has been an honor to lead the team at Walmart U.S.,” said Foran. “I’m proud of what we’ve been able to achieve at a unique moment for retail and want to thank the associates who made it happen. It is bittersweet to leave Walmart, but this incredible opportunity to lead an iconic Kiwi brand was one I could not pass up, and I’m looking forward to this next chapter.”

The company will announce Furner’s successor as President and CEO of Sam’s Club at a later date.

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Walmart Resurrects ‘Scoop’

\"\"Over the past year-and-a-half, Walmart has significantly expanded the fashion assortment on Walmart.com. With the addition of more than 600 brands, including new exclusive brands from Sofia Vergara and Ellen DeGeneres, and 150 premium fashion brands, the team is working hard to make Walmart a fashion destination.

\"\"Starting today, Denise Incandela, Head of Fashion, Walmart U.S. eCommerce announced on the Walmart blog, “I’m thrilled to announce we’re helping customers build “The Ultimate Closet” with the exclusive relaunch of Scoop as Walmart’s private brand for fashion-forward customers. Long considered a pioneer in boutique shopping, Scoop was beloved by fashionistas and celebrities on the hunt for up-and-coming designers or that perfect piece to complete their look. Today, the Scoop brand for Walmart offers a curated collection of more than 100 trend-inspired styles that are size-inclusive and incredibly affordable. Prices range from $15 for a graphic tee to $65 for a car-length teddy coat.”

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She went on to say.

“I’ve been personally involved in the development of this brand, alongside Scoop founder Stefani Greenfield, and I continue to be wowed by the value of these covetable and collectible items. I think our customers will also be amazed by the elevated details that typically come at a more premium price, like certified vegan leather and faux fur, fully lined outwear, unique denim washes and trim – including side-taping, metal studs and double needle-top stitching – and exceptional shoes and handbags.

We’ve worked hard to ensure Scoop honors its original vision to offer the “best-of-the-best” in fashion each season and empower customers to build “The Ultimate Closet,” and have even expanded on this legacy by offering the collection at super affordable prices. Customers can shop the full collection now at www.walmart.com/scoop. Items will arrive in select Walmart stores early next year.”