October 21, 2014

Drug Store News has learned that Bryan Pugh, Walgreens VP U.S. merchandising, program development and execution, has left the company as of last week.

 

October 16, 2014

Goldman Sachs is recognizing entrepreneur and UrgentRx founder and CEO Jordan Eisenberg as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014 at its Builders + Innovators Summit.

October 15, 2014

Organizational capacity.” That’s Dollar General’s shorthand for the discipline and rigorous financial modeling that the company applies to its rapid store expansion and remodeling program. 

October 15, 2014

If any U.S. retail company understands the importance of selling not just its product, but also the experience of consuming that product in its stores, that company is Starbucks. The Seattle-based king of coffee excels at hiring friendly, motivated and upbeat sales people to help create the relaxed, refuge-from-the-world atmosphere that sets Starbucks apart and keeps customers coming back.

October 15, 2014

"We no longer ship hummingbird feeders to Florida.”

That’s one example of how Dollar General has smartened up its store replenishment and supply-chain processes in recent years, said John Flanigan, EVP global supply chain.

October 15, 2014

Camber Consumer Care, which focuses on both consumer care and prescription-to-OTC switch products, recently introduced new executives to its staff.

October 15, 2014

Most of the products and brands sold in a Dollar General store can be found in any number of competing drug, supermarket, club and mass merchandise stores. So what draws millions of loyal customers back to its more than 11,500 locations every day?

October 15, 2014

In September, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded nearly $4 million to fund youth literacy and education programs at more than 800 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations across the United States, supporting the company’s mission of “Serving Others.”

October 15, 2014

What retail chain has more stores than any other U.S. company, with plans to open an astonishing 700 new locations this year alone, while approaching $20 billion in revenue and maintaining sales and profit momentum? It’s Dollar General, the storied Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based small-box discount giant celebrating its 75th year in business in 2014.

 
October 15, 2014

Drug Store News has announced a top-notch lineup of retail executives slated to participate in the 16th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit conference, Dec. 2 at Manhattan’s historic New York Athletic Club.

October 15, 2014

Dollar General employs sophisticated data analytics to gauge item movement, consumer demand and customer segmentation store by store. But beyond that, said Larry Gatta, general merchandise manager, “we go through a category review of every planogram” in the store on an annual basis.

October 15, 2014

With their arrival in early 2008, the new leaders of Dollar General began a massive but methodical transformation of the chain’s critical merchandising and marketing functions. The goal: to tighten up and rationalize a store presentation and product mix that had drifted and lost focus, while boosting turns, shelf productivity and profitability.

October 15, 2014

How does Dollar General maintain a consistent quality presentation and high standards for product display, merchandising execution, customer service and store appearance across thousands of locations throughout the United States?

 
October 15, 2014

When Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts approached the much-heralded chain drug store and supermarket veteran Rick Dreiling to run Dollar General some seven years ago, the move signaled the investment firm’s determination to return its huge but somewhat floundering retail holding to fiscal health and public ownership as quickly as possible.

October 15, 2014

Walgreens promoted Jan Stern Reed to general counsel for the company, effective immediately.

 

October 14, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday named Alex Tosolini to serve in the newly created role of SVP new business development, effective Nov. 3.

October 14, 2014

Mirixa Corporation, founded by the National Community Pharmacists Association, on Tuesday announced that its board of directors has appointed Marvin Richardson as CEO effective Nov. 4.

October 14, 2014

Following the completion of a joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis' consumer health units, Brian McNamara, currently division head, Novartis OTC, will transition to GSK as Head of Americas and Europe for the consumer health businesses.

October 14, 2014

Ulta Beauty has announced that Michelle Collins, president of business and financial advisory firm Cambium, has been appointed to its board, and as a member of its nominating and corporate governance and audit committees.

October 13, 2014

Delhaize America, whose retail banners include Bottom Dollar Food, Food Lion and Hannaford Supermarkets, has hired Michael Laurenti as CIO.

October 9, 2014

President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced his intent to nominate Giant Eagle executive chairman David Shapira to the role of governor for the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. 

 

October 9, 2014

USA Drug founder Stephen LaFrance Sr. on Thursday was posthumously nominated into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame.

October 7, 2014

Following CVS Health’s bold move to stop selling tobacco products in all of its stores, president and CEO Larry Merlo, joined public health advocates and researchers on Tuesday for a roundtable discussion on tobacco sales and marketing at retail stores.

October 7, 2014

“We are in a new era of business where leaders create results through networks and communities, rather than through direct lines of command. We all must learn to become comfortable building our businesses with leaders, advisers and specialists outside of our own company.” That was one of the key messages conveyed by Dan Mack during the most recent Elevation Forum, held on Sept. 18.