December 10, 2013

David Cheesewright has been promoted to president and CEO of Walmart International, the company's second-largest operating segment.

December 9, 2013

Dead Sea mineral-based skin care brand Ahava has appointed Beth Ann Catalano as president of Ahava North America, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

December 6, 2013

Nielsen Holdings named Karen Kornbluh its EVP external affairs, effective immediately.

December 5, 2013

Fruth Pharmacy has promoted director of pharmacy administration and procurement Tim Weber to VP, the regional retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

December 4, 2013

Global beauty company Coty has appointed Patrice de Talhouet as CFO, effective early 2014.

December 3, 2013

Paula Price is stepping down as Ahold USA's EVP and CFO, the supermarket operator said Tuesday.

December 3, 2013

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., the largest drug maker in Japan, has hired the head of GlaxoSmithKline's vaccines division as its COO, Takeda said.

December 3, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service on Monday announced that Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox will serve as the chairman of the Exchange board of directors, effective Dec. 2.

December 2, 2013

Family Dollar Stores last week announced that Jeffrey Macak, EVP supply chain, has resigned from the company for personal reasons, effective Nov. 27.

December 2, 2013

Rite Aid has promoted Karen Staniforth, VP pharmacy for the chain's mid-Atlantic division, to group VP pharmacy initiatives and clinical services, the company said Monday.

December 2, 2013

Rite Aid announced Monday the promotion of Karen Staniforth to group VP pharmacy initiatives and clinical services from her current position of VP pharmacy for the chain's mid-Atlantic division. In her new position, Staniforth will oversee the company's strategy around the Wellness Ambassadors, specially trained staff who walk the aisles of the stores and provide information on health and wellness products and programs, as well as serve as a "bridge" between the front end and the pharmacy.

From the beginning, Wellness Ambassadors have been a crucial part of Rite Aid's Wellness store remodel program, and early on, John Standley, its chairman and CEO, noted that Wellness stores with Wellness Ambassadors showed stronger sales than those without them. As of the chain's second-quarter 2014, the results of which it announced in September, there were 1,700 Wellness Ambassadors at 1,019 stores.

November 27, 2013

L’Oréal has promoted Marc Speichert to global chief marketing officer, according to published reports.

November 26, 2013

Stater Bros. has promoted David Harris to EVP finance, the southern California supermarket chain said.

November 25, 2013

CVS Caremark has announced the appointment of Helena Foulkes as president of CVS/pharmacy, effective Jan. 1. She succeeds Mark Cosby, who is stepping down on Dec. 31.

November 25, 2013

Walmart International president and CEO Doug McMillon was given the nod over Walmart U.S. president and CEO Bill Simon to succeed Mike Duke as president of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the company announced Monday morning.

November 25, 2013

The former COO of Canadian grocery chain Loblaws has been named mass-merchandise retailer Shopko's new CEO, the company said Monday.

November 22, 2013

Walgreens on Thursday announced the appointment of Sona Chawla, president of e-commerce, as president of digital and chief marketing officer. In this new role, Chawla will lead a newly created Digital and Marketing Division, establishing a unified and integrated digital, enterprise-wide marketing, and customer loyalty and insights group to advance Walgreens “Well Experience” strategy and vision to be the first choice in health and daily living in America and beyond, Walgreens stated.

Chawla is a brilliant thinker and tech wiz whose e-commerce strategies have helped Walgreens forge new relationships with customers however they engage with Walgreens — now she brings that expertise to a global marketing role for the company at a time when digitization and big data-driven insights are bringing a greater degree of personalization to customer engagement efforts.

November 21, 2013

Walgreens on Thursday announced the appointment of Sona Chawla, president of e-commerce, as president of digital and chief marketing officer.

November 20, 2013

Diplomat senior director of education and quality Jennifer Hagerman has been elected as president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association for 2014, the specialty pharmacy company said Wednesday.

November 20, 2013

Former Revlon CEO David Kennedy is taking the helm at Scientific Games Corp., a developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for gaming and lottery markets worldwide.

November 19, 2013

Kroger on Tuesday announced its succession plan for secretary and general counsel.

November 19, 2013

Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Company on Tuesday announced the completion of their merger.

November 18, 2013

CVS Caremark has announced the appointment of Tracy Bahl as EVP, health plans, leading the teams responsible for supporting health plan clients and offering health plans guidance to help them navigate the evolving health care marketplace.

November 18, 2013

Recondo Technology, a financial software solutions provider in the healthcare space, on Monday announced that Lori Prestesater has joined the firm as chief growth officer where she will oversee direct sales, indirect and channel sales, marketing and product management.