Champion’s parent company, Hanesbrands, has appointed Stephen B. Bratspies as its new chief executive, granting him a seat on its board of directors. He will be taking these posts on Aug. 3, thereby succeeding Gerald W. Evans Jr., who already announced his retirement after 37 years with the company, staying aboard as an advisor through 2021. Bratspies was most recently chief merchandising officer at Walmart, where he oversaw $330 billion in sales and overhauled the company’s merchandising. He also served as the company’s executive vice president of general merchandise, executive vice president of food and senior vice president of marketing. In earlier days, Bratspies was by turns chief marketing officer at Specialty Brands, director of marketing at Frito Lay and a senior consultant at A.T. Kearney.