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Sam's names new director of wine


BENTONVILLE, Ark. Sam's Club has named Dex McCreary, merchandise director of wine, beer and spirits. Most recently, McCreary was the national wine buyer for Wal-Mart Stores, joining the company in 2007.

According to the company, McCreary led the launch of the Wal-Mart private label wine Oak Leaf, which was recognized at the 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition taking home bronze and silver awards and it has received other accolades.

"We are looking forward to further advancing our wine and spirits offering for our members and growing this important category with Dex," said Greg Spragg, evp of merchandising at Sam's Club. "We expect his perspective and prior experience to complement our existing team and the work they have accomplished to date to establish Sam's Club in this space."

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