March 4, 2013

Supervalu announced several changes to its executive and banner retail leadership teams, as it continues preparations to move forward with a focus on serving wholesale grocery operators, growing its hard discount format and running a smaller, more efficient retail operation following the close of its previously announced transaction with AB Acquisition (Albertson's LLC).

March 1, 2013

Upon the closing of Supervalu's sale of five pharmacy banners to Albertsons LLC, long-time Supervalu vet Dan Salemi will assume the role of president of pharmacy at the new Albertsons LLC. Salemi will succeed Supervalu president pharmacy operations Chris Dimos, who will stay on board until the deal is done.

Albertsons LLC gets a very talented pharmacy executive to run its pharmacy business, no doubt, in Dan Salemi. And with more than three decades working across Supervalu's banners, he's well-versed in the nuances of the Supervalu pharmacy business in each market.

February 28, 2013

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods on Wednesday named John Durkin VP sales.

February 28, 2013

Kmart's comps declined 3.7% for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012, while parent company Sears Holdings' integrated online business grew by 25% for the quarter and 17% for the year, Sears Holdings said Thursday.

February 26, 2013

Former surgeon general C. Everett Koop died Monday. He was 96.

February 26, 2013

Upon the closing of Supervalu's sale of five pharmacy banners to Albertsons LLC, Dan Salemi will assume the role of president of pharmacy at the new Albertsons LLC, DSN has learned.

February 21, 2013

Albertsons named the division presidents who will lead the 877 stores it will acquire from Supervalu after the purchase agreement closes next month, the company said. The two companies agreed to the purchase in January.

February 21, 2013

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association re-elected its chairman from last year and appointed a new board of directors for 2013 whose members run from A to Z — as in Amneal to Zydus.

February 21, 2013

SoftSheen-Carson Laboratories has hired Cynthia Bailey to promote its Optimum Salon Haircare line and launch a new product collection based on an oil traditionally used in India, the company said.

February 21, 2013

Walgreens on Friday will open the doors to "Wag U," an internal education center replete with technology-enhanced classrooms, a mock drug store and video-conferencing capabilities.

February 20, 2013

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has hired a former information technology executive as its director of marketing.

February 20, 2013

GNC is ramping up its reach beyond its 6,100 retail outlets, Joe Fortunato, the company's chairman, president and CEO, told analysts last week.

February 19, 2013

Kroger promoted Robert Clark, 28-year veteran, as group VP non-perishables.

February 19, 2013

Stater Bros. announced Dan Meyer has been promoted to EVP retail operations.

February 19, 2013

Weis Markets promoted Rick Seipp to VP pharmacy.

February 14, 2013

Ulta Beauty announced Chuck Rubin will step down as president, CEO and director, effective Feb. 21, to become CEO at Michaels Stores, a specialty retailer of arts and crafts.

February 12, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has added a University of California at Los Angeles medical professor to its board of directors, the Israeli drug maker said.

February 11, 2013

CVS Caremark has announced the appointment of former Staples executive Brian Tilzer as SVP chief digital officer.

February 11, 2013

Mylan has appointed its president and a former partner at Goldman Sachs to its board of directors, the generic drug maker said.

February 11, 2013

CCA Industries, a manufacturer of health and beauty aids, announced on Monday the sudden death of president and CEO Dunnan D. Edell.

February 8, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline has promoted Pam Prisk to director of corporate development for GSK Consumer Healthcare North America, effective immediately.

February 8, 2013

Retired Eckerd president Harry Lambert, age 79, died on Wednesday, Feb. 6, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

February 8, 2013

RadioShack on Thursday evening tapped Joe Magnacca, who played a key role in making Walgreens' front-end transformation pop, to be the small-box electronics retailer's chief executive. On Friday morning, RadioShack's shares jumped as Wall Street absorbed the news.

And while that hire makes perfect sense for RadioShack, where does that leave Walgreens? While merchants the likes of Magnacca don't exactly grow on trees, in classic hedgehog style the news also speaks to the depth of Walgreen's bench. The company has a lot of faith in Bryan Pugh. They hired him to be chief merchant before they bought Duane Reade and acquired a problem just about any retailer would love to have: two very talented men leading the merchandising drive.

February 8, 2013

NEW YORK - Delhaize America is cutting 500 jobs, according to published reports.

News media in North Carolina reported that the Belgian supermarket operator's American subsidiary would cut 350 jobs and 150 open positions as part of a reorganization. Employees of the company received notifications of the layoffs via email, according to the reports.