NEW YORK (
is addressing investors' concerns today at its annual meeting, and boy are there plenty.
The meeting kicked off at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., at 8 a.m. CDT. But most investors are anxiously awaiting to hear from Bill Simon, the new head of the U.S. division.
The biggest question concern when U.S. sales will return to positive territory, after five consecutive quarters of declines, and the discounter's plans for smaller-format stores.
Here is the schedule of today's meeting:
8 a.m. - 8:20 a.m: Company Strategy and Priorities -- Mike Duke, president and CEO
8:20 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.: Sam's Club -- Brian Cornell, CEO, and team
9:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.: Walmart International -- Doug McMillon, CEO, and team
10:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.: Walmart U.S. -- Bill Simon, CEO, and team
1:05 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.: Global Sourcing and Global E-commerce -- Eduardo Castro-Wright, vice chairman, and teams
2:20 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.: Consolidated Financial Update -- Charles Holley, executive vice president finance and treasurer
2:55 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.: Closing Remarks -- Mike Duke, president and CEO
--Written by Jeanine Poggi in New York.
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