BENTONVILLE, Ark. — John Fleming, the chief merchandising officer at Wal-Mart Stores and architect of its recent remerchandising effort, has resigned, the retailer here said. The move, announced only days after Bill Simon was promoted to president and chief executive officer of Walmart U.S., could lead to changes in Wal-Mart's merchandising strategy, observers said. Simon, in a memo to employees announcing the move, invoked Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton, saying that the company has “a ...

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