May 9, 2013

Sears Holdings has appointed Jeff Balagna as EVP and chief information officer, the Kmart parent company said Thursday.

May 9, 2013

Success in the mass market can be an uphill battle for some niche brands as retailers trim selection, bolster private-label offerings and pass on smaller brands they perceive as higher risk. However, retailers also are increasingly looking to distinguish themselves from the competition, whether it is through exclusive offerings, customization or in-store services.

May 8, 2013

Belgian international food retailer Delhaize Group, whose U.S. banners include Hannaford, Sweetbay and Food Lion, has announced that president and CEO Pierre-Olivier Beckers intends to retire from his executive role by the end of this year.

May 3, 2013

Former Colgate-Palmolive executive Norm Loringer died on April 28 surrounded by family at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to an obituary that ran in the Arizona Republic. He was 69.

April 29, 2013

A Food and Drug Administration staffer who has led implementation of the Generic Drug User Fee Act has been named to a new director position at the agency, the FDA said Monday.

April 22, 2013

During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting today, the association elected the new officers, two new executive committee members and four new board of directors members for the coming year.

April 21, 2013

The Hispanic opportunity represents a "new American reality," noted Roberto Ruiz, SVP strategy and insights for Univision Communications, last month at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association's Annual Executive Conference.

April 18, 2013

Generic drug maker Hospira has appointed Matt Stober as its SVP operations, the company said.

April 16, 2013

A former executive of Supervalu has been tapped for a top position at Stater Bros. Markets, the supermarket chain said.

April 15, 2013

The Convenient Care Association and Drug Store News have announced the agenda for the Executive and Health Systems Leadership Colloquium for this year’s Retail Clinician Education Congress, which will be held in May in Las Vegas.

April 10, 2013

Shopko has appointed a former executive from Office Depot as SVP marketing, the company said Wednesday.

April 9, 2013

Advanced Vision Research named Diane Houtman VP professional relations.

April 3, 2013

Supervalu announced additional changes at the senior level as Sam Duncan, Supervalu president and CEO, finalizes his executive leadership team.

April 1, 2013

American Greetings greeting card company has agreed to be taken private by a group led by some of its top executives for about $602 million, the company announced.

March 29, 2013

Ahold USA has appointed Paul Scorza as its chief information officer, the supermarket operator said Friday.

March 28, 2013

An executive from Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy recently participated in a program on hepatitis C therapy, the company said.

March 28, 2013

DunnhumbyUSA, a customer science company that works to build brand value for consumer goods and retail companies, has announced the promotion of six executives.

March 27, 2013

With its acquisition of five retail grocery banners from Supervalu now complete, Albertsons LLC has outlined its new executive management team.

March 21, 2013

The Network of Executive Women, whose mission is to attract, retain and advance women in the retail and consumer products industry through education, leadership and business development, has unveiled its "2012 Annual Report."

March 20, 2013

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has appointed a former executive from Dyax to its executive team, the Israeli generic drug maker said.

March 15, 2013

Safeway announced the retirement of Bruce Everette, EVP retail operations. Kelly Griffith, current president of merchandising, has been chosen to succeed Everette.

March 15, 2013

The OTC industry is well-positioned to seize opportunities across the self-care space, executives at the recent Consumer Healthcare Products Association Annual Executive Conference shared with attendees. Those opportunities will be driven by greater consumer engagement and the growing realization around how much healthcare value can be drawn from expanding OTC access.

That sets the stage for some pretty favorable growth across a $38.3 billion industry. According to an Edelman in Health survey, use of over-the-counter medicines is already prevalent among Americans — almost 85% of Americans reported regular use of an OTC remedy. Convenience, efficacy and value were three of the key factors behind that prevalence, as noted in a special report compiled by DSN.

March 14, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced it is taking its annual executive conference to Utah for the first time in its 40-year history.

March 12, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association's Annual Executive Conference was sold out for the first time since 2001, CHPA president and CEO Scott Melville told a packed morning session, and that is a strong prognosticator as to the health and vitality of the self-care industry.