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Tue November 26, 2013
Longtime Wal-Mart Employee Chosen As CEO
Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 1:28 pm
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
NPR's business news begins with a new chief at Wal-Mart.
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GREENE: Doug McMillon of Jonesboro, Arkansas, started at Wal-Mart in 1984. It was a summer job, he was unpacking trucks. Yesterday, he was named as the retail giant's new CEO. Not only is the 47-year-old McMillon an insider who rose through the ranks, he's one of the few executives who actually worked under founder Sam Walton.
A Signal analyst say that Wal-Mart is not planning a major overhaul anytime soon. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.