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  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has named Charles M. Holley as a senior vice president and controller. Holley has been CFO of Wal-Mart International, according to published reports.

  • Retail Forward, the retail research and strategy consulting firm, has appointed. Dirk Defenbaugh as Vice President of Business Development and Mandy Putnam as a Vice President, contributing to the company’s syndicated Retail Intelligence System and directing a variety of consumer research projects.

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