Everyone who is anyone will be on hand in New York next week for the nineteenth annual Goldman Sachs Global Retailing Conference so its not surprising that Walmart U.S. president and CEO Bill Simon will be in attendance.
Walmart typically sends one of its C-level executives to the event held the week after Labor Day and that is the case again this year. Simon, the man spearheading the resurgence of a U.S. division where same store sales have been positive for four consecutive quarter, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, September 5 at approximately 12:05 p.m. He will provide an update on the Walmart U.S. business, according to the company, but don’t expect much in the way of new information. Simon’s appearance comes roughly three weeks after Walmart reported second quarter results on August 16.
The presentation will be Webcast live at http://news.walmart.com/events/ and a transcript will be available later in the week.