Chutes & Ladders: Walmart's new vice chair, Shopko taps Veteran pharma exec

Welcome to this week's Chutes and Ladders, our roundup of hirings and firings throughout the industry. Please send the good wordor the badfrom your shop to Laura Heller at [email protected] and we will feature it here at the end of each week.


Greg Penner has been appointed as vice chairman of Walmart Stores. The move, announced by chairman Rob Walton at the company's shareholders' meeting, positions him as Walton's successor. Story






Michael Cantrell has been tapped as Shopko's new senior VP of retail health. Cantrell was previously group VP of managed networks at AmerisourceBergen Corp. where he was appointed president of the company's Good Neighbor Pharmacy Network. Press release




> Tom Dozier has been named to the newly created position of director of member services at The National Grocers Association. He was formerly meetings manager for the National Auto Auction Association. Story

> Denis Knoops has been selected as CEO of Delhaize Belgium and Luxembourg, effective immediately. Knoops has been at Delhaize for 22 years in commercial, operational, strategic and real estate capacities across Belgium, the United States and Asia. Press release

> Shelley Broader has been promoted to executive VP, president and CEO of Walmart EMEA. She has headed up the Canadian unit since 2011 and was promoted from her role as president and CEO of Walmart Canada. Story