2017 Student Benefit
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017- Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas
5:30pm Reception & 6:00pm Program
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2017 Corporate Luncheon
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017- Embassy Suites Northwest Arkansas
11:30am – 1:00pm
EVP Walmart U.S. Food
Read more about Charles Redfield
Charles currently serves as Executive Vice President of Walmart U.S. food division, responsible for all overall strategy, assortment, private brands and sourcing for food categories.
Charles originally joined Sam’s Club in 1988 working as a cashier while attending college at the University of Arkansas. After completing his degree, Charles began his full-time career as an Assistant Manager with Sam’s Club, progressing into a field operator and corporate operations leader over a span of 10 years.
In 1998, Charles left Sam’s Club to work for the Canadian retailer, Hudson Bay. Charles returned to Sam’s Club in 2001 and has since held such leadership roles as Director of Operations, Divisional Fresh Merchandiser, Vice President/Divisional Merchandise Manager (DMM) and Senior Vice President/General Merchandise Manager (GMM).
Charles served in an expatriate role as the Chief Merchandising Officer of ASDA, a Walmart subsidiary in the U.K. During his two years with ASDA, Charles brought renewed simplicity, clarity and purpose to the U.K. merchant team, and played an integral role in the price leadership and quality step-change experienced by U.K. customers.
Charles returned to the U.S. in May 2012 to serve as Executive Vice President of Merchandising for Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., having sourcing and merchandising responsibility for the brand’s more than 650 locations nationwide.
Charles and his wife, Sue, have two children, Avery and Matthew.
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