By Stephanie Fusco, Corporate Affairs
At Walmart, regeneration is always top of mind – and on-shelf. Our merchants are focused on bringing the best flavour profiles, products and value to our aisles, but they’re also our regeneration champions. This is especially true within Walmart Brands, where our merchants are able to impact every aspect of a product, from ingredients and production to packaging.
Meet Flora Thay.
Flora has been with Walmart for 20 years, starting while she was in pharmacy school and moving through roles within the store team, operations and merchandising. She eventually moved into Health and Beauty and opted to take a role in Produce after her maternity leave to try her hand at food.
Flora is now responsible for what we call “weekly shop” items – food, health and wellness and other consumables – for Walmart Brands, the company’s “house brand”, that is – products created for and sold exclusively at Walmart Canada.
“Private brand is the full expression of our corporate priorities,” explains Flora. “We’re working on diversity, sustainability, being healthier for the planet within Walmart Brands. It’s crucial work – and we’re consistently pushing ourselves to do more.”
As a mom, Flora finds she has an even deeper connection to building a better future for Canadians through the work Walmart does around regeneration.
She has big dreams for sustainability within Walmart Brands: her goal is to have Walmart Brands be the centre of excellence for not only innovation but sustainability as well, and to drive that change within the industry.