Kieran Shanahan

Chief Merchandising Officer

In his current role, Kieran is responsible for driving Walmart Canada’s food, general merchandise, health and wellness and apparel businesses, helping customers meet their everyday needs at everyday low prices.

Kieran joined Walmart over 20 years ago as a field associate at Asda. He progressed through the Asda Graduate program in Operations and worked as a Store Manager, then Regional Operations Manager. He went on to lead Asda’s Grocery e-commerce business, and our company’s move into Click & Collect and Pickup. He moved to California in 2014 as the VP for Online Grocery for Walmart US. There he was one of the pioneers of creating and scaling the online grocery service that continues to be one of the key growth drivers for our US business today. He then moved to lead the US stores merchandising teams for dry grocery, deli, breakfast & bread.

Most recently, Kieran led the eCommerce merchandising team at Walmart U.S. as the Senior Vice President of Food, Consumables, Health & Wellness. There, he and his team successfully launched new initiatives for our customers like Baby Registry and Pet Rx as well as new brand partnerships across Beauty, Household & Grocery. They also devised and implemented omni ways of working with the US stores and suppliers.

Kieran is a graduate of the Nottingham Trent University Law School. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Program for Leadership Development and a winner of The Grocer Magazine Top New Talent award in the UK.