Dive Brief:

Dive Insight:

In January, Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon and Walmart U.S. E-commerce Chief Marc Lore each sent Wal-Mart employees a memo explaining that leadership changes at the company will help bring together its stores and online leadership roles. That set off a cascade of layoffs and team re-alignment that has included the departure of some longtime Walmart veterans.

The major shifts are widely seen as a consequence of Walmart’s redoubled effort to…