Wal-Mart.com taps Fleming for president
December 23, 2002,
Wal-Mart Stores has promoted John Fleming to president and ceo, Walmart.com. Previously coo, he will continue to report to Tom Schoewe, executive vp and cfo, Wal-Mart Stores.
The company added that the site is experiencing a strong holiday season, particularly in toys, electronics and home, and is seeing significant increases in site traffic and sales over last year.
Fleming joined Walmart.com in 2000, when he became chief merchant, overseeing procurement of merchandise and managing supplier relations. He was previously senior vp of merchandising for Marshall Field's, a division of Target.
"With this team and a clear strategy in place, we will continue to work on deeper integration with our stores and on developing products and services that add value for the Wal-Mart customer," said Fleming.
He succeeds the ceo role formerly held by Jeanne Jackson.