Wal-Mart Stores said Friday that Claire Watts, executive vice president in charge of the discount chain's apparel merchandise, has resigned to "pursue other career interests." The move comes as the world's largest retailer continues to work to revive sales in the flagging division.
Wal-Mart said it named Dottie Mattison senior vice president overseeing women's apparel, jewelry, shoes and accessories, and apparel product development.
It said Mark Larsen is overseeing men's, kids and baby apparel.
Mattison and Larsen will report to John Fleming, Wal-Mart's chief merchant, said Wal-Mart spokeswoman Sarah Clark.
Wal-Mart has struggled with months of poor clothing sales at its namesake discount stores and has said it hopes to be able to show improvements in the business by the back-to-school shopping season.