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Walmart’s Grocery Division Leader Retiring This Week

Jack Sinclair
Jack Sinclair

Jack Sinclair, EVP of the grocery division for Walmart U.S., will retire at week’s end.

Sinclair joined Walmart in 2007 from McCurrach, a U.K.-based field merchandising business. He has worked in the retail food business since 1982, when he began his career as a trainee at Shoppers’ Paradise in the U.K. He also has worked for Tesco and Safeway PLC, where he eventually served on the board of directors that led the merger of Safeway PLC and Morrisons. Previously, he served as the European development director for SB Capital, partnering with banks, private financiers and private equity houses to assess, advise and implement strategic retail acquisitions.

Sinclair earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and marketing from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.

As EVP of the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer’s grocery division, he has responsibility for all aspects of grocery merchandising at more than 4,000 stores in the U.S. His successor has not been named.

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Kristen Cloud

A former newspaper editor and publisher, she once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, she is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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