Tabs Group taps Surmeian as senior consultant
SHELTON, Conn. The Tabs Group, which provides analytical services to consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers and financial firms, has hired Michael Surmeian as a senior consultant.
Prior to joining Tabs Group, Surmeian spent 10 years at Natrol, a manufacturer and marketer of vitamins, minerals and supplements. There he served as the vice president of sales for all divisions of the company including the Natrol, Nu Hair and Laci Le Beau brands, the Prolab Sports Nutrition brand and Natrol’s contract manufacturing division. Before joining the sales team, he served as Natrol’s director of finance.
“Michael’s experience in consumer goods, along with his knowledge of the Tabs Group from previous experience, is extraordinary and will certainly enhance the offerings that we currently have in place,” stated Kurt Jetta, founder and president of Tabs Group. “His contributions to the industry, experience in sales, as well as finance, fit nicely into our current and future goals within the organization.”
Three new executives named to Stop & Shop leadership team
QUINCY, Mass. Three emerging leaders have been named executive vice presidents of the Stop & Shop Supermarket/Giant Food network of grocery stores. Joining the grocery chain’s leadership team are Jim Dwyer, executive vice president of strategy and business development; Robin Michel, executive vice president, Giant-Landover’s general manager and Jeff Slater, executive vice president of people.
Dwyer will lead Stop & Shop’s corporate brands team, marketing, strategic planning and several other divisions within the company. He also serves as Ahold USA’s chief business development officer.
As general manager of Giant-Landover, Michel will head sales, organization, operating profits and employees. Michel has a diverse history of previous marketing and merchandising experience, having served in leadership positions at Roundy’s, 7-Eleven and Kroger, among others.
Slater joins the human resources department, focusing on the employee role in promoting and expanding Stop & Shop and Giant brands. Slater previously served as human resource executive for Dunkin’ Donuts and as president of ISC, a consulting firm specializing in human resource management and business strategies.
Stop & Shop’s leadership says the new executives are positive additions to company bringing unique qualifications and specialized talent. The supermarket chain currently operates 575 stores and employees more than 82,000 throughout the northeastern United States.
P&G to marry Febreze scents with Swiffer & Mr. Clean
CINCINNATI Proctor & Gamble announced plans to add Febreze fresh scents to its Swiffer and Mr. Clean products. The decision to add Febreze scents stems from the Scents and Winter Mood study conducted by the company surveying more than 1,018 American adults ages 18 and up.
The study found that 53 percent of men and women feel that a fresh scent in their home would improve their mood strongly. According to published reports, in terms of specific scents, over half of the women polled say that lavender improves their mood while 38 percent of men feel that vanilla would help them greatly.
Susan Baba, External relations manager for Swiffer and Mr. Clean stated, “Extending the Swiffer and Mr. Clean product lines to include Febreze fresh scents gives consumers the cleaning benefits of their favorite Swiffer and Mr. Clean products while providing the added enjoyment of a home that smells as clean as it looks and feels.”
For the Swiffer line, scents will be available in “Lavender and Vanilla Comfort” and “Citrus and light”, while Mr. Clean products will carry “Citrus and Light”, and “Meadows and Rain.” According to published reports, the new lines are set to be displayed nationwide in February, and will retail between $2.99 and $7.99.