Atlanta — Walmart has decided to headquarter its new eastern business unit — responsible for the management of nearly 1,600 stores — in Atlanta.
Atlanta — Walmart’s new eastern business unit will be headquartered in Atlanta. The eastern business unit is comprised of nearly 1,600 stores in 20 states spanning from Florida to Maine with approximately 560,000 associates. The eastern business unit will be led by Atlanta veteran Rosalind Brewer, president of Walmart East and executive vice president of Walmart U.S.
In her new role, Brewer is responsible for establishing the strategic direction for the eastern business unit, including growth opportunities in store innovation, people development, supply chain and real estate. Brewer joined Walmart in 2006 as regional vice president, responsible for operations in Georgia, and was quickly promoted to president of the southeast operating division. She later led the south business unit of Walmart U.S. as executive vice president and president before being appointed to her current role.
Walmart’s eastern business unit headquartered in Atlanta will manage stores in the following states: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine.
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