Amazon names new head for global stores


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Doug Herrington is CEO of Worldwide Amazon Retailers

SEATTLE — Amazon has tapped corporation veteran Doug Herrington to be the new chief executive officer of its Globally Amazon Stores unit. He will triumph Dave Clark, the previous CEO of Amazon Globally Purchaser, who is leaving the organization to provide as CEO of the provide chain software package start-up Flexport.

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Doug Herrington

“I’m fired up to share that Doug Herrington will grow to be the new CEO of our Throughout the world Amazon Outlets business (formerly acknowledged as “Consumer”),” Amazon CEO Andy Jassy introduced in a message to corporation personnel on Tuesday. “Doug has been at Amazon for 17 years. He joined the firm in 2005 to establish out our Consumables business enterprise, introduced AmazonFresh in 2007, and in 2015, took on foremost all of our North American Client enterprise. Doug and I have worked collectively on S-workforce considering the fact that 2011. He is a builder of wonderful teams and brings sizeable retail, grocery, need era, product or service advancement, and Amazon expertise to bear. He’s also a fantastic inventor for customers, thinks massive, has a thoughtful eyesight all over how category administration and ops can work well collectively, is a unifier, is very curious, and is an avid learner. I feel Doug will do great points for customers and personnel alike, and I search forward to doing work with him in this management purpose.”

Jassy included that as component of the organizational change, Amazon’s shops operations group will be united underneath a one leader, John Felton, who will report to Herrington.

“John has been at Amazon for virtually 18 a long time, spending 12 years in Retail and Functions finance leadership roles,” Jassy stated. “In 2018, John moved to Around the globe Functions to develop into the VP of Worldwide Consumer Fulfillment and in 2019, he took around the freshly shaped Worldwide Shipping Companies group, encompassing world-wide import/export, Amazon Logistics, and our past-mile shipping and delivery companies. He joined S-crew in September 2020.

“John has solid stop-to-end knowledge of our Fulfillment community, operates with an vital blend of strategic thinking and a command of the facts that issue most in our network, is suitable a whole lot, and is a sturdy team builder who is committed to creating Amazon a terrific spot to get the job done for our staff.”

In addition to Felton, other executives reporting to Herrington are Russ Grandinetti (Intercontinental Stores), Christine Beauchamp (North The usa Merchants), Tony Hoggett (Actual physical Suppliers), Dave Treadwell (eCommerce Basis), Neil Lindsay (Pharmacy/AmazonCare/Health care), Dharmesh Mehta (Promoting Lover Solutions), Peter Larsen (Acquire with Prime), and Pat Bajari (Main Economist).

“This is a pretty sturdy and professional management group,” Jassy reported. “I stay extremely optimistic about our Stores business enterprise, and believe that we’re nevertheless in the early times of what’s attainable. It’s truly worth remembering that Amazon at the moment only represents about 1% of the all over the world retail marketplace section share, and 85% of that all over the world industry phase share continue to resides in actual physical stores. If you believe that that equation will improve about time (which I do), there’s *a whole lot* of probable for us as we carry on to be laser-targeted on offering the very best client knowledge (broadest variety, small price ranges, fast and practical delivery) although doing the job on our price framework to have the right lengthy-phrase small business.”




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