April 25, 2011

In retailing, it’s a given that a long-term, severe recession will cut through the ranks of food, drug and general merchandise retailers like a scythe through wheat, pushing weaker players out of the market as consumer spending dries up and Darwinian realities winnow the field. But it’s also true that the strongest merchants can emerge not only intact, but also with even brighter prospects if they innovate, invest and retain the loyalty of their customers.


April 25, 2011

After being hemmed in by recession, cash flow problems and costs, a venerable lion of West Coast food and drug retailing is roaring again. 


April 25, 2011

The way chief executive R. David Yost sees it, AmerisourceBergen Corp.’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy program is a bulwark for independent pharmacists against the pressures of a brutally competitive pharmacy market and an unforgiving economy.


April 20, 2011

Joseph Selame, who designed a wide range of well-known logos and brand identities for dozens of nonprofit organizations and companies, including CVS/pharmacy, died on March 29 in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 86.

April 19, 2011

A former Walmart VP has joined Campbell Soup as its VP corporate development.

April 19, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition and the American Society for Nutrition on Monday recognized two researchers for their work in the supplement industry.

April 19, 2011

Tria Beauty, which creates at-home light-based skin care products, has announced the completion of $27 million in equity and $10 million in debt financing to help support the continued growth of the company and global commercialization of its light-based skin care products.

April 18, 2011

Crème of Nature, a maker of ethnic hair care, has tapped New York dermatologist, author and speaker Fran Cook-Bolden to serve as the company's spokeswoman.

April 18, 2011

Family Dollar announced that it has named Brad Rogers to the position of VP real estate development.

April 18, 2011

Rite Aid's SVP category management Tony Montini has been promoted to EVP merchandising, the pharmacy retailer said Monday.

April 15, 2011

Reckitt Benckiser on Thursday announced the retirement of Bart Becht as CEO, effective Sept. 1. Becht will be succeeded by Rakesh Kapoor, a 25-year RB veteran and current EVP global category development.

April 15, 2011

A former PepsiCo executive has joined Kellogg's as its new SVP global supply chain.

April 15, 2011

The main trade group representing branded drug makers gave an award to two Merck scientists who helped discover an oral medication for Type 2 diabetes.

April 14, 2011

The Little Clinic has announced the appointment of Kenneth Patric as its new chief medical officer, providing medical oversight and management, and overseeing the development and implementation, of new clinical programs and initiatives for The Little Clinic on a national level.

April 14, 2011

Walgreens' chief marketing officer Kim Feil was inducted into the In-Store Marketing Institute Hall of Fame Thursday morning in Chicago.

April 13, 2011

Nash Finch, a food distribution company, on Monday named retired CVS Caremark president Chris Bodine to the company’s board.

April 13, 2011

Retail pharmacy network Katz Group Canada has appointed Frank Scorpiniti as COO.

April 13, 2011

Marsh Supermarkets CEO Frank Lazaran is leaving the company, according to published reports.

April 12, 2011

Darren Singer, a 25-year GlaxoSmithKline veteran, has been named Safeway's SVP pharmacy, health and wellness, the retailer announced.

April 11, 2011

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone has been tapped for the latest Post Great Grains cereal campaign to show how the consumption of whole grains can lead to better nutrition.

April 11, 2011

A provider of retailer supplier education services has named a 31-year Walmart veteran as its president and CEO.

April 11, 2011

Joshua Tree Skin Care, a maker of organic and natural personal care products, has named Bryan Pappas national sales manager, focusing on national grocery and retailer department store chains, as well as national outdoor retailers.

April 11, 2011

Pharmavite on Monday named Bill Tullis as its new EVP sales.

April 8, 2011

The Emerson Group announced that former Actavis executive Brad Blake has joined the company.