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Walmart Made An Incredibly Sharp Move This Month Hiring Valerie Casey |

An important move Walmart made this month, hiring Valerie Casey to be its Head of Design, barely registered on the retail PR Richter scale. Chris Walton explains why the hire is so important and what it also foretells about Walmart’s vision for the future.

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Forbes, Retail


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Chris Walton is an accomplished Senior Executive with nearly 20 years of success within the retail and retail technology industries. He is well-versed in merchandising, store operations, inventory management, product design, forecasting, e-commerce, pricing and promotions, and tech product development.

Chris was most recently a Vice President with Target, where he led the retailer’s Store of the Future project and also ran the Target’s home furnishing division for e-commerce. He previously worked for GAP, Inc., as a Distribution Analyst and Manager.

Chris holds a BA in Economics and History from Stanford University, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

He likes to dress as Darth Vader for Halloween, and his wife also frequently asks him to ask Alexa, "to turn off the music."

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