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March 25, 2014

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company, has named Ben Fischer CEO.

PLANO, Texas — Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company, has named Ben Fischer CEO.

He most recently served as Crossmark’s president and COO. He succeeds Joe Crafton, who is retiring after 26 years of service with the company. Fischer will assume his new role as CEO, effective April 7.

March 24, 2014

Family Dollar Stores on Monday named Brian Hancock to the position of SVP supply chain. Hancock will report to Howard Levine, Family Dollar chairman and CEO.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores on Monday named Brian Hancock to the position of SVP supply chain. Hancock will report to Howard Levine, Family Dollar chairman and CEO.

March 21, 2014

Grocer A&P has named company COO Paul Hertz as president and CEO, effective immediately.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P has named company COO Paul Hertz as president and CEO, effective immediately.

Hertz succeeds Sam Martin. In January, A&P confirmed Martin’s departure. Martin, a former OfficeMax executive joined A&P as CEO in July 2010, succeeding Ron Marshall, who left the company after serving less than six months at the helm.

March 20, 2014

Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday named Ernesto Quinteros, recently of Belkin International, as its chief design officer.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday named Ernesto Quinteros, recently of Belkin International, as its chief design officer. He will join the company May 5 and report to Sandi Peterson, group worldwide chairman. 

The chief design officer for Johnson & Johnson is a newly created role that expands the responsibility of the company’s Global Strategic Design Office beyond its consumer business origins to encompass the breadth of the company’s portfolio, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer and health and wellness.

March 18, 2014

The American Pharmacists Association’s Academy of Student Pharmacists has named Phillip R. Oppenheimer, who has led University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for almost two decades, as the 2014 Outstanding Dean.

STOCKTON, Calif. — The American Pharmacists Association’s Academy of Student Pharmacists has named Phillip R. Oppenheimer, who has led University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for almost two decades, as the 2014 Outstanding Dean.

The award recognizes Oppenheimer for promoting the education of student pharmacists through community service, leadership and professional activities.

Oppenheimer will receive the award during the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting in Orlando on March 28.

March 14, 2014

Delhaize America, whose banners include Food Lion and Hannaford, posted an increase in fourth-quarter and full-year revenues as it completed the Food Lion phase roll out during the year.

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Delhaize America, whose banners include Food Lion and Hannaford, posted an increase in fourth-quarter and full-year revenues as it completed the Food Lion phase roll out during the year.

March 11, 2014

Publix Super Markets’ VP distribution Richard Schuler is retiring, effective May 2, after 40 years of service, the retailer has announced.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets’ VP distribution Richard Schuler is retiring, effective May 2, after 40 years of service, the retailer has announced.

Succeeding Schuler is Publix veteran Casey Suarez, who will assume the role of VP of distribution, effective May 3.

March 7, 2014

Big Lots has elevated CFO Timothy A. Johnson to EVP. CFO. Johnson has served as financial chief since 2012 with primary responsibility for all financial disciplines within the company

COLUMBUS, OH — Big Lots has elevated CFO Timothy A. Johnson to EVP, CFO. Johnson has served as financial chief since 2012 with primary responsibility for all financial disciplines within the company including financial reporting and controls, treasury, risk management, tax, internal audit, financial planning and analysis and investor relations.

March 7, 2014

As part of a realignment to "focus on wellness plans for major employers," SoloHealth founder Bart Foster has stepped down as CEO of the company to assume a new role as chief strategy officer, according to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle published Thursday.

DULUTH, Ga. — As part of a realignment to "focus on wellness plans for major employers," SoloHealth founder Bart Foster has stepped down as CEO of the company to assume a new role as chief strategy officer, according to a report in the Atlanta Business Chronicle published Thursday. 

Chairman Larry Gerdes will assume the role of CEO. The move will capitalize on the strengths of Foster — sales and strategy — Gerdes told the Chronicle

March 7, 2014

Supervalu on Thursday announced that two of its directors, Mark Neporent and Lenard Tessler, have stepped down from the board of directors effective immediately.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Thursday announced that two of its directors, Mark Neporent and Lenard Tessler, have stepped down from the board of directors effective immediately. Neporent and Tessler were both appointed to the board in 2013 as designees of Symphony Investors, a Cerberus Capital Management L.P.-led investor consortium, under the terms of the Tender Offer Agreement entered into with Symphony Investors and Cerberus in connection with Supervalu's sale of five banners to an affiliate of Symphony Investors.  

March 6, 2014

Cerberus won the bid for Safeway. Safeway and Albertsons on Thursday announced a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway in a deal valued at more than $9.1 billion.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Cerberus won the bid for Safeway.

Safeway and Albertsons on Thursday announced a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway in a deal valued at more than $9.1 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. 

The companies will operate independently until closing. 

March 6, 2014

McKesson on Wednesday announced that its board of directors has elected Anthony Coles as a new independent director, effective April 29, 2014.

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson on Wednesday announced that its board of directors has elected Anthony Coles as a new independent director, effective April 29, 2014. In connection with Coles’ election, the size of the board of directors was increased from nine to 10 members, nine of whom are independent.

March 5, 2014

Personal care company Kimberly-Clark, whose portfolio includes Kotex, has announced executive changes designed to further enhance its focus on executing its global business plan and driving global expansion.

DALLAS — Personal care company Kimberly-Clark, whose portfolio includes Kotex, has announced executive changes designed to further enhance its focus on executing its global business plan and driving global expansion.

Elane Stock, group president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, has been elected group president of K-C International, and is succeeding Christian Brickman, who has announced his intent to pursue a senior executive officer position outside of K-C.

March 5, 2014

Merz North America on Tuesday announced the appointment of Gregory Bass as VP managed markets.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Merz North America on Tuesday announced the appointment of Gregory Bass as VP managed markets. In this role, Bass will primarily be responsible for developing Merz's North American market access and reimbursement strategy to enhance patient access to Merz prescription products. Bass will join Merz's North America leadership team and will report directly to Bill Humphries, president and CEO of Merz North America.

March 5, 2014

In the wake of a huge data breach just before the Christmas holiday, Target’s CIO Beth Jacob is resigning, according to published reports.

MINNEAPOLIS — In the wake of a huge data breach just before the Christmas holiday, Target’s CIO Beth Jacob is resigning, according to published reports.

According to a New York Times report, which cites a statement released to the Associated Press, the move is effective Wednesday and the company will look for an interim CIO.

March 4, 2014

Procter & Gamble’s Braun has signed actress and beauty icon Jessica Alba as its new beauty brand ambassador.

LONDON — Procter & Gamble’s Braun has signed actress and beauty icon Jessica Alba as its new beauty brand ambassador.

The Golden Globe-nominated actress will be featured in a new integrated campaign for Braun, which will run across TV, print and online channels as well as in store beginning in March.

March 4, 2014

Consulting and research firm Kline & Co. has announced the promotion of Karen Doskow to director, Consumer Products in Kline’s Market Research division.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Consulting and research firm Kline & Co. has announced the promotion of Karen Doskow to director, Consumer Products in Kline’s Market Research division.

Doskow is an authority within the personal care, home fragrances, beauty devices, professional skin care industries and has been with Kline for 19 years.

March 4, 2014

Orabrush, a maker of oral care products, has appointed Brent Rambo, a former executive at Sony Online Entertainment, as the company’s chief technology officer.

OREM, Utah — Orabrush, a maker of oral care products, has appointed Brent Rambo, a former executive at Sony Online Entertainment, as the company’s chief technology officer.

In this newly created position, Rambo will lead a new ad-technology division to develop new proprietary processes and systems for the company to maximize and scale its YouTube advertising and marketing model.

March 4, 2014

Weis Markets on Monday announced the promotion of Kurt Schertle to COO.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Monday announced the promotion of Kurt Schertle to COO.

February 28, 2014

Mead Johnson Nutrition on Friday expanded the size of its board from 11 to 12 members and appointed Michael Grobstein as its newest director.

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Mead Johnson Nutrition on Friday expanded the size of its board from 11 to 12 members and appointed Michael Grobstein as its newest director. He is a retired vice chairman of Ernst & Young, one of the world's largest professional services organizations.

February 26, 2014

The University of Missouri Health Care and grocer Hy-Vee have announced plans to open walk-in medical clinics at all three Hy-Vee stores in Columbia, Mo. Construction of the Mizzou Quick Care clinics will begin in mid-March.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri Health Care and grocer Hy-Vee have announced plans to open walk-in medical clinics at all three Hy-Vee stores in Columbia, Mo. Construction of the Mizzou Quick Care clinics will begin in mid-March.

The clinics at 25 Conley Road and 405 E. Nifong Blvd. are slated to open by Aug. 1, and the clinic at 3100 W. Broadway is slated for completion by Oct.1.

February 25, 2014

Kroger on Tuesday announced Dennis Gibson has been promoted to president of the QFC division.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday announced Dennis Gibson has been promoted to president of the QFC division. He succeeds Joe Fey, who was named president of Kroger's Mid-Atlantic division in January.

Gibson, 58, has been serving as VP merchandising in Kroger's Columbus division.

February 25, 2014

Revlon announced on Tuesday several executive moves, including the departure of Chris Elshaw, Revlon’s EVP and COO, effective immediately.

NEW YORK — Revlon announced on Tuesday several executive moves, including the departure of Chris Elshaw, Revlon’s EVP and COO, effective immediately.

“After 12 years with the company I felt it was time to seek a new challenge. I’ve very much enjoyed working with my colleagues and business partners to develop our business around the world, and I am proud of the many achievements during my time at Revlon. I wish the team well in the next stage of their journey,” Elshaw said.

February 21, 2014

Par Pharmaceutical announced the appointment of Antonio R. Pera as CCO.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — Par Pharmaceutical announced the appointment of Antonio R. Pera as CCO. In his new role, Pera will lead Par's newly integrated sales and marketing organization. He'll be instrumental in managing Par's relationships with major trade partners, the company said.

Pera joins the organization from JHP, which Par recently acquired. He has more 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, which, in addition to his time at JHP, also includes time in executive leadership at AmerisourceBergen Corp.

February 21, 2014

Sam's Club has named David Badeen VP health care. Badeen will be responsible for pharmacy, OTC, optical and hearing centers, as well as third party contracting and pricing.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam's Club has named David Badeen VP health care. Badeen will be responsible for pharmacy, OTC, optical and hearing centers, as well as third party contracting and pricing. In this new role, he will report directly to Jill Turner-Mitchael, SVP health and wellness.