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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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Despite Uncertainty, September Retail Comps Rise

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New York—Despite the daily drumming about economic uncertainty, comparable store sales continued to increase for most U.S. retailers in September. According to Thomson Reuters which tracks 23 retailers, September comparable store sales, or same store sales, increased 5.1%. That’s better than analysts’ average estimate which expected a 4.6% increases. Comparable …