Communicate, plan, innovate, Wal-Mart tells supplier audience

Posted: October 31, 2013 at 3:30 a.m.

Duncan Mac Naughton, Wal-Mart executive vice president and chief merchandising and marketing officer, tells suppliers they must produce ingenious products, as Dina Howell, worldwide CEO for Saatchi & Saatchi X, listens Wednesday at the 13th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing Conference in Fayetteville.

Any supplier hoping to do a lion’s share of business with global retail behemoth Wal-Mart Stores Inc. must produce ingenious products, be able to plan years in advance and communicate regularly with Wal-Mart’s buyers along the way.

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Business, Pages 25 on 10/31/2013