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Amazon Taps In-House Grocery Chief to Run Retail Business

  • Doug Herrington launched the Amazon Fresh delivery service
  • John Felton will oversee logistics operation, warehouses
An Amazon Fresh convenience store in London, UK.

An Amazon Fresh convenience store in London, UK.

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg
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Amazon.com Inc. tapped Doug Herrington to run the company’s sprawling retail and logistics operation, giving him the new title chief executive officer of Worldwide Stores and signaling the importance of a continued push into groceries under company CEO Andy Jassy.

Herrington, 55, joined Amazon in 2005 and launched the Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service in 2007. He replaces Dave Clark, a 23-year veteran who helped create a warehouse network and in-house delivery service that speeds packages to customers in two days or less. Herrington’s new role encompasses everything from Amazon’s last-mile delivery operation to its retail websites and physical stores. Amazon also said John Felton, who has been with the company for 18 years, will oversee the operations division and report to Herrington.