February 5, 2013

Kroger on Tuesday promoted Jeff Burt to president of the company's Central division, where he will be responsible for 136 food stores primarily in Indiana and Illinois.

February 4, 2013

H. D. Smith announced the appointment of Tim Booth to EVP, Smith Medical Partners. Smith Medical Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of H. D. Smith focused on specialty pharmaceutical distribution and services, and is part of the newly formed H. D. Smith Specialty Solutions group.

February 4, 2013

A university research project to look at the potential effects on patient health of incorporating medication management strategies into existing care teams has won a grant from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' philanthropic arm.

February 4, 2013

Safeway on Monday announced the appointment of Peter Bocian as its new executive vice president and CFO. Bocian, 58, will oversee the company's financial functions including accounting, tax, audit, treasury, investor relations, planning and business development.

February 1, 2013

Walgreens promoted Joseph Magnacca to EVP from SVP, effective immediately. Magnacca also retains his title as president of daily living products and solutions.

February 1, 2013

Walgreens promoted Joseph Magnacca to EVP from SVP. Magnacca also retains his title as president of daily living products and solutions. In this capacity, Magnacca will continue to oversee Walgreens merchandising and inventory strategy, private brands, insights and analytics, and the New York-based Duane Reade drug store chain, which Walgreens acquired in 2010.

And that means Magnacca will continue to do what he does best, which is change everything you've ever thought you knew about drug store retailing across the front-end. If you've ever met him in person, you'd know he's not a static person. He doesn't stand still. He's always moving toward identifying that next thing, that next offering or presentation that resonates with people at the crossroads of health and happy and at the same time is something they never thought they'd find in a drug store.

February 1, 2013

The Network of Executive Women on Friday named Donna Giordano, president of the Ralphs division of Kroger, and Monica Turner, general manager of market strategy and planning for Procter & Gamble, co-chairs of the NEW Executive Leaders Forum 2013.

January 31, 2013

Kroger on Thursday announced the retirement of Central Division president Bob Moeder.

January 29, 2013

Plaintiffs in CMA et al. v. Douglas et al. have filed a request for a rehearing of the case on the heels of a reversal of the Federal District Court’s decision by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

January 28, 2013

The illegal diversion of prescription medication is a growing problem in this country. Controlled substances have great potential for abuse and addiction. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recreational use of prescription drugs is on the rise; in 2010, 2 million people reported using prescription painkillers for recreational purposes for the first time that year.

January 24, 2013

Supervalu's Jewel-Osco on Wednesday announced that they will celebrate Black History Month with the company's 14th annual "A Taste of Black History" program, which honors the contributions and achievements of the retailer's African-American vendor partners.

January 23, 2013

Health kiosk maker SoloHealth has joined a health program led by former president Bill Clinton, the company said Wednesday.

January 21, 2013

SymphonyIRI Group on Friday named Piyush Chaudhari president of the Americas. Chaudhari will report directly to Andrew Appel, SymphonyIRI’s president and CEO.

January 18, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates as the keynote speaker for the 2013 NACDS Annual Meeting.

January 18, 2013

Mass-merchandise chain Shopko has appointed a new president, the company said.

January 17, 2013

Ahold banner Giant Food Stores is opening a cheese and specialty food store in central Pennsylvania, the supermarket chain said.

January 16, 2013

New York is hoping to battle the theft of highly addictive prescription drugs, such as Oxycontin, by stocking pharmacies with fake pill bottles that are fitted with GPS tracking devices, according to published reports.

January 16, 2013

Specialty drug spend will surpass traditional drug spend by 2018 for commercial plan sponsors, according to a new study.

January 15, 2013

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods industry, has announced several executive moves, including the appointment of Joe Crafton as CEO. He previously served as company president.

January 15, 2013

Vasinee Food, the leading importer of Foco 100% Pure coconut water in the United States, is now introducing Foco in five tropical fruit flavors: pineapple, mango, pomegranate, pink guava and lychee.

January 15, 2013

Meijer has appointed J.K. Symancyk as president of the company, the mass merchandise retailer said Tuesday.

January 14, 2013

Medagate, a wholly owned subsidiary of InComm Holdings, announced the launch of the MasterCard Dual Value Health Card, the first dual network healthcare spending card.

January 10, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition announced that John Blair, SVP of NSA, has been named chair of the association’s board of directors. Blair, who will hold the chairmanship through 2014, succeeds Jim Hamilton, president of DSM Nutritional Products, USA.

January 10, 2013

Advocare Walgreens Well Network, Diagnostic Clinic Walgreens Well Network and Scott & White Walgreens Well Network have been selected as three of 106 new Accountable Care Organizations in Medicare, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced.