By Planet Retail2013-01-18T07:00:00+00:00
Walmart has appointed Enrique Ostalé, president and chief executive of Walmart Chile, as executive vice-president, president and chief executive of Walmart Latin America.
Based in Mexico City, Ostalé will assume his new role on March 1.
Fast-fashion giant H M has ramped up its supply chain to produce protective personal equipment for frontline medical staff battling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Walmart plans to hire 150,000 temporary workers and award its hourly paid staff special bonuses totalling $550m as it tackles the coronavirus crisis.
Hotel Chocolat has raised £22m through a share placing to help fuel its online and international growth once the coronavirus pandemic has dissipated.
The coronavirus outbreak has sparked fears and headlines worldwide since emerging in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the start of the year.
Several retailers have pledged money to the appeal to support those fighting the devastating bushfires in Australia.
It might be assumed that the ceiling has been reached for online FMCG sales, but that assumption falls wide of the mark.
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