Neil Ashe

Few retailers have brand permission to sell everything to everyone, according to Wal-Mart's Neil Ashe, who expects to win the e-commerce showdown with the help of brick-and-mortar. Ashe, CEO of Wal-Mart global e-commerce, spoke to investors yesterday at the Barclays 2013 Retail and Consumer Discretionary Conference in New York.

Wal-Mart plans to test the use of in-store lockers to hold goods ordered on its website until shoppers can pick them up, Reuters reported. Neil Ashe, president and CEO of the retailer's global e-commerce division, discussed the test, which which will get underway this summer in about 12 locations.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has hired Neil Ashe as the new president and CEO of its global e-commerce business. Ashe’s most recent position was president of CBS Interactive, in which capacity he headed all online properties and also drove development of new ways to distribute programming produced by the company and its subsidiaries. Ashe succeeds Eduardo Castro-Wright who is retiring in September. Castro-Wright is assisting in the transition. According to Mike Duke, president and CEO of Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart, which has more than 10,000 retail units under 69 banners in 28 countries: “We are on track to create the next

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