August 8, 2013

Inspired by the open-air markets of Europe, Giant Eagle opened its first Market District food store in Northeast Ohio — a 94,000-square-foot culinary, dining and shopping destination — on Thursday in the Solon Village Shopping Center that the company will staff with a licensed skin care professional and dietitian who will conduct health-and-wellness activities in the store.

August 6, 2013

Campbell Soup Co. today announced the appointment of Ed Carolan as president of U.S. Retail, and Tim Hassett as SVP and general manager of Away from Home, and chief customer officer of Campbell North America. Both will report to Mark Alexander, president, Campbell North America

August 6, 2013

Jewel-Osco, which is owned by New Albertsons, has named Jim Rice as VP of operations for Jewel-Osco.

August 5, 2013

Dana Classic Fragrances, whose signature brands include Tabu, Chantilly, Love’s Baby Soft and English Leather, announced on Monday that former Avon executive Terrence Moorehead has been named CEO.

August 1, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser named Alexander Lacik, 48, to the position of president, Reckitt Benckiser North America, effective June 2013. Lacik reports directly to Rob de Groot, EVP Europe and North America, and will be a part of the ENA leadership team.

July 31, 2013

Beauty company Revlon announced that net sales were essentially flat during the second quarter due, in part, to continued softness in its Almay brand.

July 30, 2013

GNC on Monday named Carmine Fortino EVP business development. Fortino comes to GNC from Atrium Innovations, a Canadian natural health products company, where he was president. Fortino also was a former director of GNC from 2007 to 2011.

July 26, 2013

Anda VP purchasing Marc Falkin wrote in an email to coworkers and friends that he would begin working for Actavis as VP marketing, pricing and contract operations for the Parsippany, N.J.-based drug maker's generics business.

July 24, 2013

Witherspoon lauds a 27-year history in consumer packaged goods at P&G, beginning his career in field advertising and securing positions of increasing responsibility in customer business development across multiple categories and customers and global regions.

July 24, 2013

Supervalu named Bruce Besanko as the company’s EVP and CFO, effective Aug. 7.

July 23, 2013

Acosta Sales & Marketing on Tuesday announced that former Heinz chief David Moran has joined its board of directors.

July 23, 2013

François Coutu has resigned from Rite Aid's board, effective Oct. 31, 2013, Rite Aid said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

July 23, 2013

IRI on Tuesday named Richard Lenny chairman of its board of directors. Lenny succeeds Lawrence Benjamin, who will remain a member of the board and a senior adviser.

July 22, 2013

Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Co. on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Spartan Stores and Nash Finch will combine in an all-stock merger valued at approximately $1.3 billion, including existing net debt at each company.

July 19, 2013

Royalty Pharma has hired Marshall Urist as VP research and investments, the company said Friday.

July 18, 2013

Hyland’s on Thursday promoted Les Hamilton to EVP Hyland’s and VP sales of Standard Homeopathic Co., Hyland’s parent company.

July 18, 2013

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries has appointed Dilip Shanghvi as chairman, the Israeli generic drug maker said Thursday.

July 17, 2013

Biomed Pharmaceuticals has appointed Gaston Bernstein as CEO, the maker of injectable and intravenous drugs for patients with chronic disorders said.

July 15, 2013

Family Dollar Stores on Wednesday named Jason Reiser to the position of SVP merchandising where he will have executive responsibility for the company’s health, beauty, personal care and household teams. Reiser comes to Family Dollar from Sam’s Club, where he spent more than 17 years in a variety of roles, most recently serving as VP merchandising, health and family care.

Jason Reiser is one of the brightest young merchandising executives in this industry and has proven a knack for making health and wellness relevant and exciting to shoppers in alternative channels — Reiser was instrumental in developing and implementing Sam's Club's three-pillar strategy around Awareness, Prevention and Solutions. Expect Reiser to bring some innovation in the way health and wellness is sold in a dollar store environment.

July 12, 2013

The Grocery Manufacturers Association today announced it has appointed Jim Flannery, who recently served as managing director, customer development, for Procter & Gamble’s global operations, as the company’s senior EVP, operations and industry affairs.

July 10, 2013

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing announced that BV Investment Partners has become ECRM’s majority shareholder, effective immediately. Greg Farrar was named ECRM's CEO.

July 10, 2013

Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl has tapped singer, songwriter and rapper Becky G to be the newest face of the beauty brand, appearing in national TV and print advertising for CoverGirl this summer.

July 10, 2013

Family Dollar Stores named Jason Reiser to the position of SVP merchandising. Reiser will replace John Scanlon, who retired from the company at the end of March.

July 8, 2013

Royal Ahold's U.S. division has appointed a new executive to head the division's brand management and private label development, the company said.