In its race to catch Amazon in online retailing, Walmart issued misleading e-commerce results and fired an executive who complained the company was breaking the law, according to a lawsuit by the executive. Tri Huynh, a former director of business development at Walmart, claims he was terminated “under false pretenses” after repeatedly raising concerns about the company’s “overly aggressive push to show meteoric growth in its e-commerce business by any means possible—even, illegitimate ones.” Under CEO Doug McMillon, Walmart has invested billions to catch up with Amazon in e-commerce over the past few years, and last year enjoyed quarterly online sales growth rates surpassing 50 percent, well above peers that include Target and Best Buy. Continue reading at AdAge.com

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