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Former Giant-Landover president joins Schnucks

BY Alaric DeArment

ST. LOUIS — The former president of Giant Food of Landover, Md., has joined Schnuck Markets as EVP and chief strategy officer, Schnucks said Thursday.

The St. Louis-based supermarket chain announced that it had hired Anthony Hucker, who resigned earlier this month as president of Giant-Landover, a chain owned by Ahold USA that runs 169 stores in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas. Formerly Walmart’s corporate VP and head of the Walmart Express division, Hucker was named president of Giant-Landover two years ago this month.

"Anthony is a tremendous talent who shares our values; he’s customer-focused and a true merchant in every sense," Schnucks chairman and CEO Scott Schnuck said. "We expect that he will add velocity to efforts that will ensure Schnucks’ continued growth and success."

 

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H-E-B pledges not to reduce part-time hours as Affordable Care Act approaches

BY Michael Johnsen

SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B will not reduce work hours to avoid the health insurance mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report earlier this month published by the San Antonio Express-News

Currently, almost 60% of H-E-B’s 76,000 employee base qualifies for health benefits, the grocer stated, as the company extends coverage to part-time employees who average at least 29 hours per week. 

Other employers have been cutting part-time hours in an effort to avoid having to pay for health benefits under the Affordable Care Act, the report noted. 

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Former White House adviser Nancy-Ann DeParle elected to CVS Caremark’s board

BY Antoinette Alexander

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark’s board of directors has elected former White House adviser Nancy-Ann DeParle to serve on its board, the company stated in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

DeParle will be an independent director and will serve on the board’s audit committee, according to the filing.

DeParle, who is currently a partner at private equity firm Consonance Capital Partners, has more than 25 years of experience in the health care arena and is widely considered to be one of the nation’s leading experts in health care policy, management and financing.

From March 2009 to January 2013, DeParle served in the White House, first as counselor to the President and director of the White House Office of Health Reform, and later as assistant to the President and deputy chief of staff for policy. In addition, from 1993 to 2000, DeParle served as the associate director for Health and Personnel for the White House Office of Management and Budget, and later as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (then known as the Health Care Financing Administration).

From 2001 to March 2009, DeParle served as a senior advisor with JPMorgan Partners and as a managing director of its successor entity, CCMP Capital, focusing on private equity investments in healthcare companies. During this period, DeParle served on the boards of several healthcare companies, including Medco Health Solutions, Boston Scientific Corp., DaVita, Cerner Corp., CareMore Health Plan and Legacy Hospital Partners. She also served on the board of trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
 

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