BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Top-level management changes at Wal-Mart Stores here — including putting a senior executive in charge of global procurement — could lead to stronger food operations for the company, industry observers told SN. H. Lee Scott Jr., who has overseen Wal-Mart since 2000 and spearheaded an effort to shore up the company's image in the face of mounting criticism, has announced that he plans to retire on Feb. 1. Mike Duke was named to succeed him as president and chief executive ...

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