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Wal-Mart Marketing Chief Stephen Quinn To Step Down

Ex-Frito Lay marketing chief Stephen Quinn, who led and invigorated Wal-Mart’s global marketing efforts since 2007, is expected to retire in January. Coming in on a consultancy basis will be longtime Target marketing wiz Michael Francis, currently on assignment at DreamWorks, who helped create the discount chain’s cheap-chic sensibility.

“Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s longtime chief marketing officer is leaving, and the retailer is reaching outside the company for some help by bringing on a former marketing guru at Target Corp. Stephen Quinn, who has been Wal-Mart’s marketing chief since 2007, is expected to retire in January, at the end of the retailer’s fiscal year, according to people familiar with the situation.”

Read More at The Wall Street Journal