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Executive Changes: Walmart, Old Navy, JCPenney, Lane Bryant, Laura Ashley

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 Rosalind Brewer to Head Sam’s Club; Internal Promotions at Walmart Bentonville, AR—Rosalind Brewer, who has been president of Walmart U.S.’ 1,600-store Eastern business unit, is being named to succeed Brian Cornell, president/ceo of Sam’s Club, who left his position for family reasons. Brewer , 49, who previously was an executive …

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Charming Shoppes widens Q4 loss, to close 240 stores

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Bensalem, PA–Charming Shoppes Inc. reported Thursday a narrower-than-expected loss as the specialty women’s apparel, footwear and accessories retailer’s holiday fashion assortments pleased consumers and its inventory improved because of higher discounts. For the quarter ended Jan. 29, the company lost $30.4 million, or 26 cents a share, compared with a loss of …