Quinn and Mac Naughton pack one/two punch at U of A conference

Walmart’s chief merchant and chief marketing officers are headliners at an upcoming conference organized by the Center for Retailing Excellence within the University of Arkansas’ Sam M. Walton College of business.

The Center recently finalized the agenda for its May 16 SHOP conference and the them of "finding and converting growth opportunities with shoppers." Center director Claudia Mobley confirmed the participation of Stephen Quinn, EVP and chief marketing officer for Walmart U.S. and Duncan Mac Naugton, EVP and chief merchandising and marketing officer for Walmart U.S.

That duo will be joined on the agenda by a quartet of Walmart merchandising SVP who are participating in a panel discussion. The panel will included Scott Huff, SVP of consumables, Ashley Buchanan, SVP of snacks and beverage, Gary Severson, SVP of hardlines and Michelle Gloeckler, SVP of home.

Rounding out the agenda are Fern Grant, SVP strategic planning at MARS Advertising, David Marcotte, SVP retail insights at Kantar Retail and Greg Silverman CEO of Concentric.

For more information on the conference, click here.