November 1, 2012

Nestlé on Tuesday named Luis Cantarell head of Nestlé Nutrition with the departure of Kurt Schmidt, deputy EVP Nestlé Nutrition, who has decided to leave the company for personal reasons effective Dec. 1.

October 31, 2012

The Clorox Co. on Tuesday announced that COO Lawrence S. "Larry" Peiros, 57, will retire from the company effective April 1, 2013.

October 29, 2012

AmerisourceBergen on Monday named Lawrence Marsh, 52, to the new role of chief strategy officer and SVP new market development, effective Nov. 12, 2012.

October 29, 2012

Family Dollar Stores has named Colin McGinnis to the position of SVP store operations support, store development and procurement. McGinnis will report to Barry Sullivan, EVP store operations.

October 25, 2012

McKesson and PSS World Medical on Thursday announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement under which McKesson will acquire all outstanding shares of PSS World Medical for $29 per share in cash in a deal valued at $2.1 billion.

October 25, 2012

The Network of Executive Women, Consumer Products and Retail, has elected seven new members to its board at the Network's annual members meeting during the recent NEW Leadership Summit in Dallas.

October 25, 2012

Kroger on Wednesday announced a pair of executive appointments — Marnette Perry will assume the role of SVP strategic initiatives and operations, while Michael Ellis has been named SVP retail divisions.

October 23, 2012

The Network of Executive Women has elected Catherine Lindner, former VP retail marketing for Walgreens, to serve as board chair.

October 18, 2012

CVS Caremark announced on Thursday the appointment of Alan Lotvin to the position of EVP specialty pharmacy.

October 18, 2012

Supervalu on Thursday morning announced it has named Janel Haugarth to lead its independent business organization, replacing Leon Bergmann, who has decided to leave the company.

October 18, 2012

Ulta Beauty has announced the appointment of Scott Settersten as acting CFO, effective immediately. Settersten replaces Bruce Hartman, who has resigned from his position as CFO by mutual agreement with the company.

October 17, 2012

Sales of Swisse Ultivite multivitamins in the Australian and Asian markets have been a big driver behind overall sales, according to a Nielsen report cited by the company.

October 16, 2012

Family Dollar Stores has named Jocelyn Wong to the position of SVP, chief marketing officer. Wong will report to Michael Bloom, president and COO.

October 12, 2012

Beauty pioneer George Friedman, a former advertising executive who helped shape the beauty industry and developed and marketed designer fragrances, died Sunday at his home in Sagaponack, N.Y. He was 77 years old.

October 10, 2012

Shopko announced Wednesday that Mike Bettiga has been named interim CEO to replace Paul Jones, who resigned to pursue another opportunity.

October 9, 2012

Beiersdorf, the U.S. subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG — a global skin care company based in Hamburg, Germany — has announced the appointment of Bill Graham as president and general manager of Beiersdorf North America.

October 9, 2012

Marley Coffee has appointed a new SVP national accounts.

October 8, 2012

Safeway on Monday announced that Russ Jackson, Safeway SVP human resources, has been named by Human Resource Executive magazine to the influential 2012 HR Honor Roll.

October 8, 2012

UrgentRx on Monday announced that Tony West has joined its team as VP sales.

October 1, 2012

Reckitt Benckiser recently named Tiffany McLaud to the position of consumer healthcare marketing director.

September 27, 2012

Jelly Belly president and COO Bob Simpson will take over the National Confectioners Association's executive board as chairman.

September 26, 2012

Global flavorings leader McCormick named Eli Lilly executive Jacques Tapiero to its board.

September 26, 2012

Mylan Specialty has hired a star of a popular TV series as a celebrity spokeswoman for a campaign designed to draw attention to severe allergic reactions.

September 24, 2012

McKesson on Monday named Mark Walchirk president of its U.S. pharmaceutical division, effective immediately.