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Walmart India Appoints Fortuna Public Relations As Communications Consultant

Walmart India said it has named Fortuna Public Relations as its communications consultant. Wholly owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Walmart India owns and operates 21 Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in nine states across the country.

"Walmart India appoints Fortuna PR as communications advisor", Economic Times, January 12, 2017

Amazon Announces Plan To Create 100,000 New Jobs In US

Online retailer Amazon said it plans to create 100,000 new full-time, full-benefit jobs in the US by middle of 2018. According to the company, these jobs are for people with “all types of experience, education, and skill levels.” As of 2016, the company employs 180,000 workers, making the online retailer one of the largest employers in the country. More than 10,000 military veterans are part of the company's workforce, while 9,000 employees have taken part in Amazon's Career Choice program, which pays 95 percent of tuition for degrees in high-demand professions, such as aircraft mechanics and computer-aided design.

"Amazon to Create More Than 100,000 New, Full-Time, Full-Benefit Jobs across the U.S. over the Next 18 Months", Amazon, January 12, 2017

Tesco Posts 8th Consecutive Quarter Of Sales Growth

UK retailer Tesco reported group like-for-like sales grew 1.5 percent and UK like-for-like sales rising 1.8 percent in the third quarter, covering the 13-week period ending November 26, 2016. According to the company, the quarter is the eighth consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth. For the six-week Christmas sales period, which ended on January 7, 2017, group like-for-like sales grew 0.3 percent, with UK like-for-like sales expanding 0.7 percent.

"Tesco Third Quarter and Christmas Trading Statement 2016/17", Tesco, January 12, 2017

Tesco Names Bellini Chief Customer Officer

Tesco announced the appointment of Alessandra Bellini as chief customer officer. Effective March 1, 2017, Bellini's appointment includes her being part of the company's Executive Committee and of the UK leadership team. Bellini came from Unilever, where she has worked for more than 20 years.

"Tesco appoints Chief Customer Officer", Tesco, January 11, 2017

Companies, Organizations  

Kroger Adds International Paper Chairman And CEO Sutton To Board Of Directors

Kroger Co. said International Paper chairman and CEO Mark S. Sutton has been elected to the retailer's Board of Directors. Sutton is a member of The Business Council and of the Business Roundtable. He is also a member of the board of directors of the American Forest & Paper Association. Sutton will serve until Kroger's annual shareholders' meeting in June 2017. [ Mark S. Sutton;  Image credit: © International Paper Co. ]

"Kroger Announces Mark Sutton Elected to Kroger Board of Directors", Kroger, January 12, 2017

Wal-Mart CIO Terrell Leaving, Company Says

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said CIO Karenann Terrell is leaving the company. Appointed to her current post in February 2012, Terrell plans to stay with the retailer until February 24, 2017. She joined Wal-Mart in 2010 as an EVP of information systems, following four years as CIO of healthcare company Baxter International Inc.

"Karenann Terrell To Leave as CIO of Wal-Mart", Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2017

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