Wal-Mart’s Mobile Chief Just Joined PepsiCo to Lead Its New E-Commerce Push
Wal-Mart’s head of mobile and digital has joined PepsiCo to lead a big e-commerce push for the maker of Doritos potato chips and Pepsi-Cola.
Gibu Thomas, who helped to drag Wal-Mart into the digital age and spearheaded the launch of its Silicon Valley tech shop @WalmartLabs, quietly left the mega-retailer and started at PepsiCo this month, a PepsiCo spokesman confirmed to Quartz. Thomas didn’t respond to a request for comment.
The move comes as an increasing number of consumers are going online to shop for their groceries and other consumer products, shaking up an industry that had long considered itself immune from a shift toward Internet shopping.