América Retail | Homepage
Thursday, May 25, 2017

La primera comunidad del retail en Latinoamérica

USA: New Sam’s Club CEO sets forth 3 goals on day one

USA: New Sam’s Club CEO sets forth 3 goals on day one

Febrero 3, 2017

👤Periodista: María Alejandra Lopez 🕔03.Feb 2017

 

ohn Furner, who began his new role as president and CEO of Sam’s Club Wednesday, will focus on three big areas: people, product and digital.

Regarding people: “We need to engage everyone, at all levels of the company, in the fight we’re in. We need to put our members first and have everyone pulling in the same direction,” Furner stated in a blogged interview currently on Walmart’s website.

As for products: “The products we sell have to be the hero. People don’t shop our clubs for the beautiful buildings – we have concrete floors and steel racks. They come to us for great items, and we must get that right.”

And for digital: “I’m committed to accelerating our digital transformation. We saw tremendous growth last year with SamClub.com Club Pickup and Scan & Go. We must continue to move with speed in this space and use member data and insights to quickly adapt and meet the needs of the increasingly digital consumer.”

Read Also: Amazon.com Plans First Air Cargo Hub

Furner added his focus on his first day in the new role is simplifying the business and “thinking differently.” “We have a lot of hard work and new opportunities ahead of us and each associate at Sam’s Club will play a role in getting there,” he said.

Furner, who has served in roles at both Walmart and Sam’s Club, started as an hourly associate in 1993. He said it’s been quite a journey since then.

“It’s been an amazing ride and it all starts with your typical ‘boy joins rock band, rock band breaks up, boy needs job, boy gets job at Walmart’ story,” he said. “It was 1993 and I was in college and also part of a fun little band on the side. The band broke up, so I needed to find a new job to help pay for some of my expenses. My dad worked for the company and he loved it, so it made my decision easier. I applied for a position as an hourly associate at the Walmart Supercenter in Bentonville, Arkansas, got the job and did whatever needed to get done in the store. 23-plus years, 16 or 17 jobs and three countries later, I feel like I’ve learned the business of Walmart U.S., Sam’s Club and Walmart International from the bottom up. With the support of my wife, Brandy, and our four kids, I’m honored and excited to be stepping into the role as President and CEO of Sam’s Club.”

Articulos relacionados

USA: Taco Bell ofrece tacos gratis en las finales de NBA

USA: Taco Bell ofrece tacos gratis en las finales de NBA

Mayo 25, 2017

  Si tu equipo favorito está en las finales de la NBA, si ya perdió la

USA: Walmart rolls out new military employee pay policy

USA: Walmart rolls out new military employee pay policy

Mayo 25, 2017

  Walmart  is stepping up its commitment to its workers who serve in the military by

USA: Walmart rolls out new military employee pay policy

USA: Walmart rolls out new military employee pay policy

Mayo 25, 2017

  Walmart  is stepping up its commitment to its workers who serve in the military by

USA: Walgreens CEO: Retailer seeing the results of its front-end transformation

USA: Walgreens CEO: Retailer seeing the results of its front-end transformation

Mayo 25, 2017

  Walgreens Boots Alliance needs to “rethink its approach and do something radically different” in the

USA: Best Buy beats on profit

USA: Best Buy beats on profit

Mayo 25, 2017

  Best Buy Co Inc reported an unexpected rise in first-quarter comparable sales and the No.

Últimas Noticias

Newsletter

SECTIONS

América Retail