Kathryn McLay

Courtesy of Sam's Club
  • Title
    President and CEO, Sam's Club
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  • Age
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McLay has turned Sam’s into one of the retail winners of the pandemic, with revenue climbing 9% to $64 billion and operating income up 16% in its last fiscal year. Membership at Walmart’s warehouse club division has grown at a record pace, too, hitting an all-time high. The Aussie has rolled out new ways to shop: In July, Sam’s piloted a service that lets customers place direct-to-home orders while perusing the aisles.

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