Wal-Mart names John Furner as Sam’s Club next CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart says it named John Furner as CEO of its Sam’s Club stores to replace Rosalind Brewer, who is retiring next month.

Furner, who is 42, will head the membership-only warehouse chain next month. Furner has been Sam’s Club’s chief merchandising officer since October 2015. Wal-Mart says he first joined the company as an hourly store associate in 1993.

Brewer will leave her position February 1. The 54-year-old has been CEO of Sam’s Club for five years and has had a variety of executive roles since joining the company about 11 years ago.

Shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Arkansas, slipped 86 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $68.37 in morning trading Friday.

More

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 20:28

School board in Arkansas opts to open meetings with prayer

HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — One of two northern Arkansas school boards has opted to pray before meetings after receiving a letter of complaint from a foundation that monitors matters regarding church and state.

Read more
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 19:18

McCollum’s Column: Another nice evening at Dickey-Stephens

Serving a baseball batch of “David Appetizers,” assorted musings while watching the University of Central Arkansas play Little Rock University on a gorgeous sunny evening at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.

Read more