January 20, 2015

CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo has landed a prime seat at Tuesday’s State of the Union Address in recognition of the chain’s move last year to pull tobacco products.

January 6, 2015

Leonard Lieberman, former chairman and CEO of Supermarkets General, which owns Pathmark, died at his home in Hoboken, N.J., on Jan. 2, according to an obituary on NJ.com. He was 85.

December 4, 2014

Two ShopRite stores in Medford and Lawnside, N.J., will stop selling cigarettes beginning Jan. 1, according to an article by The Central Record.

December 2, 2014

Camila Alves, wife of actor Matthew McConaughey, is teaming up with Target throughout 2015 to reach shoppers with tips and ideas about everything from beauty must-haves to baby advice, according to Target.

November 4, 2014

GMDC announced that CPG executive Patrick Spear has been named president of the 44-year-old trade association effective Nov. 1.

 

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.

July 22, 2014

Schnuck Markets announced that David Steck has joined the company as VP IT infrastructure, reporting to chief information officer Bob Hardester.

July 21, 2014

During the Opening General Session at McKesson’s 2014 ideaShare conference, Frank Starn, SVP and COO of McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, and Steve Courtman, president, Health Mart, presented Milwaukee, Wis.-based Hayat Health Mart Pharmacy with the grand prize as the 2014 Pharmacy of the Year award winner.

July 11, 2014

Debra Ogston has been appointed as the new chief people officer at Schnuck Markets, reporting to Anthony Hucker, chief operating officer, the company announced.

July 7, 2014

Nearly 8,000 attendees will converge in Washington, D.C., in July for Cardinal Health’s annual Retail Business Conference, which provides independent pharmacists and pharmacy franchise owners an opportunity to network with and learn from peers, as well as gain new insights into improving business effectiveness and efficiency.

April 16, 2014

Kroger on Wednesday announced that Timothy Massa will be promoted to group VP human resources and labor relations.

April 1, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday announced that SVP Robert "Pete" Williams plans to retire in May after 37 years with the company.

January 21, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday named Jay Cummins president of the Smith's Food and Drug Stores division and Joe Fey president of Kroger's Mid-Atlantic division.

December 18, 2013

Kroger announced the promotion of Mark Tuffin to SVP retail divisions. He succeeds Michael Ellis, who will become Kroger's president and chief operating officer on Jan. 1.

December 17, 2013

The American Wholesale Marketers Association on Tuesday announced that NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning will be the closing keynote speaker on Feb. 27 at the 2014 AWMA Marketplace and Solutions Expo in Las Vegas.

December 12, 2013

After more than 46 years of service, Publix Super Markets Miami division VP Bill Fauerbach has announced his decision to retire at the end of March 2014.

December 4, 2013

Ellen Smith has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a progressive degenerative connective tissue disorder characterized by joint hypermobility, skin extensibility and tissue fragility.

November 19, 2013

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

November 6, 2013

A pharmacist in Canada has won a prestigious award from Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, according to published reports.

September 9, 2013

GMDC on Sunday evening honored Skip Aldridge with its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to the CPG industry and the many positions he has held in companies that have had influence with the association.

August 1, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser named Alexander Lacik, 48, to the position of president, Reckitt Benckiser North America, effective June 2013. Lacik reports directly to Rob de Groot, EVP Europe and North America, and will be a part of the ENA leadership team.

July 26, 2013

Oral care brand Brush Buddies is expanding its line of licensed toothbrushes with the launch of the new Brush Buddies Smurfs Poppin' toothbrushes, Brush Buddies Smurfs Talking Toothbrushes and Brush Buddies Smurfs manual toothbrushes.

July 12, 2013

As the U.S. population becomes increasingly diverse, meeting the beauty needs of ethnic shoppers continues to become increasingly vital and, as evidenced by the influx of new products, manufacturers are taking note and heeding the call.

July 8, 2013

Target co-founder Douglas Dayton passed away during the weekend, according to published reports. He was 88.