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Wal-Mart consolidates buying responsibilities

Bentonville, AR — Wal-Mart has made changes within its buying division, combining the basic and fashion bedding responsibilities into one position.

Steve Huth, who was previously the basic bedding buyer, has been promoted to another position within the information systems area, said Dick Fish, vp, dmm, domestics. Tina Bahler, who buys fashion bedding, will add the basic bedding responsibilities, he said.

"It will help develop synergy between the different product categories and eliminate duplication," said Fish. "And one person's vision will be better than [that of] two or three people."