July 30, 2012

Supervalu on Monday named Wayne Sales, a Canadian hall-of-fame-caliber retailer, as the company's president and CEO, replacing Craig Herkert.

July 27, 2012

Gary J. Burns, 74, of Lake Forest, Ill., and Naples, Fla., passed away July 24. He was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Saginaw, Mich. Burns served in the U.S. Army and then embarked upon a long and successful career in the health and beauty aids industry.

June 8, 2012

AmerisourceBergen on Friday announced that Lazarus Krikorian has been named VP, corporate controller, effective immediately.

May 29, 2012

GNC last week partnered with Discovery Fit & Health on "Transformation Diaries," a custom Web series that follows four women working to achieve their personal "live well" goals. Fitness expert JJ Virgin is serving as the women’s mentor.

May 14, 2012

Boiron on Monday named Janick Boudazin as president and CEO.

May 8, 2012

Christian Herrmann, the current head of investor relations for parent company K+S Group, will lead the Chicago-based salt company.

May 3, 2012

Supervalu on Thursday announced that Pete Van Helden, EVP retail operations, will be leaving the company this spring. Taking his place will be Kevin Holt.

April 30, 2012

An online plea for help from a mother dying of breast cancer prompted the manufacturer of an experimental drug to release it early, according to published reports.

April 9, 2012

Safeway on Monday evening promoted Robert Edwards to president of the company. Edwards had served as Safeway's EVP and CFO since 2004.

March 19, 2012

American Idol sensation Crystal Bowersox will deliver an acoustic performance at the second Walk with Walgreens Family Fun Day and Health Fair, to be held March 24, the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation announced Friday.

March 19, 2012

Kroger announced that Tim Brown now will be responsible for stores in western Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri as president of the company's Delta division.

March 9, 2012

In excess of $102 billion. That's the value over-the-counter medicine delivers to the U.S. healthcare system, Consumer Healthcare Products Association leaders shared with attendees of the CHPA Annual Executive Conference held here Friday morning.

March 7, 2012

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday named John Gay as the association's VP government affairs.

February 22, 2012

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday named Alex Gorsky CEO of the company, effective April 26, the date of the company’s annual meeting of shareholders.

January 24, 2012

Supervalu on Tuesday named Michael Moore EVP and chief marketing officer. Moore will lead all of the company’s marketing activities, including overseeing customer and brand strategy, advertising, customer loyalty, and research and analytics.

January 20, 2012

In an unexpected turn of events, Brian Cornell is stepping down as Sam’s Club president and CEO and will be replaced by Rosalind Brewer, who currently serves as president of the Walmart U.S. East business unit.

December 14, 2011

Ric Jurgens, chairman and CEO of Midwestern supermarket chain Hy-Vee, will retire on June 1, the company said Wednesday.

December 13, 2011

Unilever’s Dove Hair has announced the real woman star of its new “Make Friends with Your Hair” television ad campaign.

December 8, 2011

Long-time industry veteran Jonathan Stern, 69, passed last month at his home in Boca Raton, Fla., after a one-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Services were held Nov. 13 at Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York.

December 8, 2011

Mead Johnson Nutrition Wednesday evening announced a number of management changes under Mead Johnson president and CEO Steve Golsby.

December 2, 2011

ABC's "Nightline: Late Evening News" on Wednesday aired an exposé on Kentucky's methamphetamine problem, shadowing law enforcement as they made three arrests in a state that employs an electronic tracking system for the over-the-counter ingredient pseudoephedrine. The officers investigated sales made at Walgreens, CVS and Walmart.

November 30, 2011

While sales figures for pharmaceuticals are frequently reported on, drugs for people's four-legged friends also are a money maker.

November 29, 2011

Frederik Meijer, the founder of the supercenter retail chain of the same name, died Nov. 25. He was 91.

November 16, 2011

Giant Eagle has named Laura Shapira Karet CEO and John Lucot president and COO. Both appointments are effective Jan. 9, 2012.