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Walmart merchandising exec joins At Home leadership team

At Home has named Jeff Evans as president and chief merchandising officer. (Photo: Business Wire)

A veteran Walmart executive has joined the C-suite of At Home.

The value home décor retailer has appointed Jeff Evans as president and chief merchandising officer. He will assume the position on June 19.

Evans brings 32 years of experience in managing businesses across different retail formats including department stores, warehouse clubs and mass retailers. Most recently, he served as executive VP, entertainment, toys and seasonal for Walmart US, where he managed the company’s largest omnichannel general merchandise business in excess of $37 billion.

Evans served in leadership roles at Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club for 15 years in general merchandising, omnichannel, home and apparel divisions. He departed the company in March, shortly before news broke that Charles Redfield, executive VP and chief merchandising officer of Walmart U.S., would leave his role on May 1 in order to spend more time with his family. Latriece Watkins was subsequently named as Walmart’s new chief merchant.

Evans began his career at Filene’s, a division of May Department Stores, where he spent 16 years in merchandising.

“We’re thrilled to have Jeff join the At Home team at a pivotal point in our company’s transformation,” said Lee Bird, chairman and CEO of At Home. “His experience leading at the highest-ranked Fortune 100 company will bring a new level of excellence to our business. He is a collaborative leader that has delivered consistent results by building high performing teams, being customer and data focused and driving digital transformation.”

Headquartered in Plano, Texas, At Home currently operates 263 stores in 40 states.

“At Home is uniquely situated to continue to grow by delivering incredible customer value in the home décor space,” said Evans. “I am very excited to join Lee and the At Home team to help drive the business strategy and participate in fueling future growth by identifying and maximizing opportunities to deliver results.”

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