July 17, 2013

If retailers and brand manufacturers want to unravel the mystery and unlock the opportunity of the omnichannel consumer, they need to “take a step back and think like the consumer,” Rhonda Johnson, chief customer officer, Merck Consumer Care, told DSNTV in a special edition of DSN Executive Viewpoints.

May 4, 2012

According to Biotab Nutraceuticals chief marketing officer Robert Wilhovsky, there is seasonality within sleep aids. Biotab fielded the No. 3 sleep aid Alteril in food, drug and mass (without Walmart) with dollar growth of more than 126% for the 12 weeks ended April 15, according to SymphonyIRI Group data. Drug Store News caught up with Wilhovsky to talk about how Biotab approaches the overall sleep category, and how the company helps drive its sleep aid solution through key selling periods.

April 22, 2012

A lot has happened across GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer division in the past year. Drug Store News spoke with GSK Consumer chief marketing officer John Graham and chief customer officer Keith Loranger about the next move to be made out of the consumer division’s new playbook.

December 18, 2014

Target chairman and CEO Brian Cornell, who took the helm earlier this year, is making a string of executive changes to help fuel the retailer's digital transformation and enhance the guest experience.

November 21, 2014

When former Staples executive Brian Tilzer joined CVS Health early last year as SVP chief digital officer he was charged with spearheading the company’s digital innovation efforts and connecting current and future digital initiatives. Tilzer hit the ground running and the momentum remains strong as the company is now preparing to open a Digital Innovation Lab in Boston and connect with start-ups to enable the retailiization of healthcare in an area of Boston that has emerged as hot bed of technology and healthcare innovation.

November 17, 2014

Drug Store News caught up with Upsher-Smith chief commercial officer Rusty Field to discuss topiramate extended-release capsules, its new authorized generic to Qudexy XR.

November 11, 2014

Robert Craves, a founding officer of Costco, died last week shortly after being diagnosed with cancer, The Seattle Times reported. 

November 11, 2014

Skin care company Murad has hired Elizabeth Ashmun as chief marketing officer, overseeing all global marketing including brand development, advertising, public relations, creative and education, for products, services and new market opportunities.

November 4, 2014

NBTY on Tuesday announced the appointment of Andrew Archambault to the position of chief customer officer. Archambault has nearly 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, most recently serving as VP and managing director for Bacardi USA. 

October 23, 2014

John Spina, Walgreens corporate VP expense optimization, and Don Huonker, Walgreens chief operational risk officer, will retire from the company effective Oct. 31.

 

October 22, 2014

Jocelyn Wong, SVP and chief marketing officer for Family Dollar, talks with DSN about the “Faces of Fabulous” campaign and how the retailer is working to increase awareness of its African-American beauty brands. 

 

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 1, 2014

"We're moving to a personal relationship with our customers, which in retail has never been seen before," said Tim Theriault, Walgreens SVP and chief information, innovation and improvement officer. 

 

September 17, 2014

The mHealth Summit on Wednesday announced that Walgreens' chief medical officer Harry Leider will open the 6th annual Summit with a keynote address on Dec. 8.  

September 15, 2014

Pharmavite on Monday named Etienne Patout as its new chief marketing officer and Brett Buatti as VP operations.

September 15, 2014

Mack Elevation Forum and Drug Store News on the day before the NACDS Total Store Expo brought together eight critical thought leaders from both inside and outside the industry, challenging attendees to think beyond their brands to achieve breakthrough results.

September 12, 2014

Kroger has tapped Kevin Dougherty, formerly group VP and chief supply chain officer, to lead the company's new Vitacost.com division as group VP of digital and Vitacost. 

 

September 9, 2014

Beauty company Living Proof, which is co-owned by actress Jennifer Aniston, has promoted chief marketing officer Grace Ray to serve as CEO, effective Sept. 19.

September 2, 2014

Energizer Holdings has announced the executive leadership teams for the Personal Care and Household Products businesses following the planned separation of Energizer, expected to occur by July 1, 2015.

September 2, 2014

L'Oréal Canada has announced the appointment of Nadia Petrolito as chief communications officer.

August 25, 2014

Specialty pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt announced two new members to its leadership team following its recent acquisition of Questcor.

August 14, 2014

Dollar General on Wednesday announced the appointment of Paula Price, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, to its board of directors effective Aug. 26.

 

August 11, 2014

Sears Holdings announced that Alasdair James has joined the company as president and chief member officer for the Kmart business.

July 24, 2014

Pharmavite announced Wednesday that EVP, sales, Timothy Toll had been promoted to the position of chief customer officer.