Marc Lore, the man Wal-Mart Stores Inc. hired to bring down Amazon, is also bringing in a tidy sum for his trouble — $244 million.Lore founded the outrageously ambitious Jet.com and sold it to Wal-Mart in a $3.3 billion deal in September. He was the e-commerce market place’s largest shareholder and got a big payout from that deal and became president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart’s U.S. e-commerce operation in what some have called retail’s most expensive “acqui-hire” ever.He’s charged with remaking the brick-and-mortar giant’s e-commerce operation and he’s starting with fashion, buying Shoebuy, Moosejaw and ModCloth and, potentially, Bonobos in rapid-fire succession.Lore has a big job — squaring off with his former boss, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos — hence the big paycheck.Last year, Wal-Mart paid him a salary of $346,154 and incentive pay of $1.1 million. But the vast majority of his total compensation came in the form of stock awards, which were valued at $242 million in the company’s proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The company said Lore received 3,554,093 restricted stock units in connection with the Jet.com deal. They vest over five years, the same period for which he’s under a non-compete agreement.Without the restricted stock grant, Wal-Mart said Lore’s total compensation would have tallied $7.6 million.Much less but, still, not bad.Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart’s president and ceo, saw total compensation of $22.4 million last year, while Greg Foran, head of Wal-Mart U.S., received $11.5 million.Wal-Mart chairman Gregory Penner said in the filing that: “Fiscal 2017 was a year in which we saw the ongoing transformation of Wal-Mart gain momentum. In a new era of disruption in the retail industry, we continued to execute our strategy to become the first company to deliver a seamless shopping experience at scale, regardless of how our customers choose to shop with us.”Obviously, it’s not a cheap transformation.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.