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August 19, 2013

IRI announced it has named former Groupon executive Hoyoung Pak to the position of EVP global operations and data science.

CHICAGO — IRI on Monday announced it has named former Groupon executive Hoyoung Pak to the position of EVP global operations and data science. Pak is a member of the executive team and is reporting to Andrew Appel, president and CEO, IRI. 

August 16, 2013

Actavis today announced that James D'Arecca has joined the company as chief accounting officer. He will be reporting to R. Todd Joyce, chief financial officer — global.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Actavis today announced that James D'Arecca has joined the company as chief accounting officer. He will be reporting to R. Todd Joyce, chief financial officer — global.

August 16, 2013

PBM company RxAdvance has expanded its executive management team with the hiring of former CVS Caremark and Rite Aid executives.

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — PBM company RxAdvance has expanded its executive management team with the hiring of former CVS Caremark and Rite Aid executives.

August 14, 2013

99 Cents Only stores announced on Monday Stéphane Gonthier as the company's new president and CEO. Gonthier is leaving Dollarama, where he was COO since September 2007.

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif. — 99 Cents Only stores announced on Monday Stéphane Gonthier as the company's new president and CEO. Gonthier is leaving Dollarama, where he was COO since September 2007.

Gonthier’s appointment is expected to become effective in the next 60 days. Interim CEO Richard Anicetti, a successful food retailing executive, will return to his role solely as a member of the board.

August 14, 2013

The Carlyle Group has hired former Procter & Gamble executive Susan Arnold as an operating executive in the Global Consumer & Retail group. Arnold begins her new role at the firm in September.

NEW YORK — The Carlyle Group has hired former Procter & Gamble executive Susan Arnold as an operating executive in the Global Consumer & Retail group. Arnold begins her new role at the firm in September. 

As an operating executive, Arnold will provide strategic guidance to Carlyle professionals throughout the investment process, from sourcing to acquisition to exit and advise portfolio company executives on management, operational, branding and growth strategies.

August 14, 2013

Walgreens announced an enhanced Daily Living business organization with the promotion and leadership expansion of key marketing and merchandising executives.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday announced an enhanced Daily Living business organization with the promotion and leadership expansion of key marketing and merchandising executives to further accelerate the company’s strategic growth drivers and advance its vision to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Reddy’s has announced the appointment of Dr. Sripada Chandrasekhar as the president and global head of human resources; he will also be a member of Dr. Reddy’s Management Council.

HYDERABAD, India — Dr. Reddy’s has announced the appointment of Dr. Sripada Chandrasekhar as the president and global head of human resources; he will also be a member of Dr. Reddy’s Management Council. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Chandrasekhar brings a rare blend of experience across India’s leading firms in Public, Private and Multi-National sectors — both in the early economy areas of steel and manufacturing as well as in the more recent domains of Telecom, IT Services and Consulting.

August 9, 2013

In his new role leading the Mars Chocolate sales organization, LaBerge will oversee the strategy and execution of its retail management, customer account teams, field sales and customer development.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate North America announced today that Rick LaBerge has joined the company as VP of sales. In his new role leading the Mars Chocolate sales organization, LaBerge will oversee the strategy and execution of its retail management, customer account teams, field sales and customer development. He serves as a member of the Mars Senior Management Team and will play an active role in industry events.

August 8, 2013

Inspired by the open-air markets of Europe, Giant Eagle opened its first Market District food store in Northeast Ohio — a 94,000-square-foot culinary, dining and shopping destination — on Thursday in the Solon Village Shopping Center that the company will staff with a licensed skin care professional and dietitian who will conduct health-and-wellness activities in the store.

CLEVELAND — Inspired by the open-air markets of Europe, Giant Eagle, Inc., opened its first Market District food store in Northeast Ohio — a 94,000-square-foot culinary, dining and shopping destination — today in the Solon Village Shopping Center that the company will staff with a licensed skin care professional and dietitian who will conduct health-and-wellness activities in the store.

August 6, 2013

Campbell Soup Co. today announced the appointment of Ed Carolan as president of U.S. Retail, and Tim Hassett as SVP and general manager of Away from Home, and chief customer officer of Campbell North America. Both will report to Mark Alexander, president, Campbell North America

CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell Soup Co. today announced the appointment of Ed Carolan as president of U.S. Retail, and Tim Hassett as SVP and general manager of Away from Home and chief customer officer of Campbell North America. Both will report to Mark Alexander, president of Campbell North America.

August 6, 2013

Jewel-Osco, which is owned by New Albertsons, has named Jim Rice as VP of operations for Jewel-Osco.

ITASCA, Ill. — Jewel-Osco, which is owned by New Albertsons, has named Jim Rice as VP of operations for Jewel-Osco.

Rice will lead the operations team to support Jewel-Osco’s new go-to-market strategies in marketing and merchandising.

August 5, 2013

Dana Classic Fragrances, whose signature brands include Tabu, Chantilly, Love’s Baby Soft and English Leather, announced on Monday that former Avon executive Terrence Moorehead has been named CEO.

NEW YORK — Dana Classic Fragrances, whose signature brands include Tabu, Chantilly, Love’s Baby Soft and English Leather, announced on Monday that former Avon executive Terrence Moorehead has been named CEO.

August 1, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser named Alexander Lacik, 48, to the position of president, Reckitt Benckiser North America, effective June 2013. Lacik reports directly to Rob de Groot, EVP Europe and North America, and will be a part of the ENA leadership team.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Reckitt Benckiser on Thursday named Alexander Lacik, 48, to the position of president, Reckitt Benckiser North America, effective June 2013. Lacik reports directly to Rob de Groot, EVP Europe and North America, and will be a part of the ENA leadership team.

In his new role, Lacik will be responsible for increasing RB's North American market share, creating new innovations in the health, home and hygiene space, and developing Reckitt's "Powerbrands."

July 31, 2013

Beauty company Revlon announced that net sales were essentially flat during the second quarter due, in part, to continued softness in its Almay brand.

NEW YORK — Beauty company Revlon announced on Wednesday that net sales were essentially flat during the second quarter due, in part, to continued softness in its Almay brand.

During its conference call with analysts Wednesday morning, the company also announced that Bob Kretzman, chief administrative officer, will retire at the end of September, following a 25-year career at Revlon. Kretzman will join Revlon's board of directors, effective Oct. 1.

July 30, 2013

GNC on Monday named Carmine Fortino EVP business development. Fortino comes to GNC from Atrium Innovations, a Canadian natural health products company, where he was president. Fortino also was a former director of GNC from 2007 to 2011.

PITTSBURGH — GNC on Monday named Carmine Fortino EVP business development. Fortino comes to GNC from Atrium Innovations, a Canadian natural health products company, where he was president. Fortino also was a former director of GNC from 2007 to 2011.

"[Carmine's] background in multi-channel development across the health & wellness segment will enhance our approach to new market opportunities as we continue to implement GNC's proven growth strategy," stated Joseph Fortunato, GNC's chairman, president and CEO.

July 26, 2013

Anda VP purchasing Marc Falkin wrote in an email to coworkers and friends that he would begin working for Actavis as VP marketing, pricing and contract operations for the Parsippany, N.J.-based drug maker's generics business.

WESTON, Fla. — One of Anda's executives is moving to Actavis after 12 years at Anda.

Anda VP purchasing Marc Falkin has announced that he is leaving the company, and will join Actavis as VP marketing, pricing and contract operations for the Parsippany, N.J.-based drug maker's generics business. Anda executive director of purchasing Anthony Mihelich will assume Falkin's responsibilities in the interim.

 

July 24, 2013

Witherspoon lauds a 27-year history in consumer packaged goods at P&G, beginning his career in field advertising and securing positions of increasing responsibility in customer business development across multiple categories and customers and global regions.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has appointed Barron Witherspoon to his newly appointed role of VP, industry affairs.  

Witherspoon lauds a 27-year history in consumer packaged goods at P&G, beginning his career in field advertising and securing positions of increasing responsibility in customer business development across multiple categories and customers and global regions. 

July 24, 2013

Supervalu named Bruce Besanko as the company’s EVP and CFO, effective Aug. 7.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Supervalu on Wednesday named Bruce Besanko as the company’s EVP and CFO, effective Aug. 7.

Besanko joins Supervalu from OfficeMax, where he was EVP finance, CFO and chief administrative officer. “Having worked with him during a successful turnaround at OfficeMax, I know firsthand of his talent, financial acumen, commitment to success and overall work ethic — all of which will be critical as we continue our rebuilding efforts here at Supervalu," stated Supervalu president and CEO Sam Duncan. 

July 23, 2013

Acosta Sales & Marketing on Tuesday announced that former Heinz chief David Moran has joined its board of directors.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Acosta Sales & Marketing on Tuesday announced that former Heinz chief David Moran has joined its board of directors.

In addition serving as the former president and CEO of Heinz North America, Moran worked as a national sales manager for Clorox Co. and a sales executive for Procter & Gamble. 

July 23, 2013

François Coutu has resigned from Rite Aid's board, effective Oct. 31, 2013, Rite Aid said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

NEW YORK — François Coutu has resigned from Rite Aid's board, effective Oct. 31, 2013, Rite Aid said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

July 23, 2013

IRI on Tuesday named Richard Lenny chairman of its board of directors. Lenny succeeds Lawrence Benjamin, who will remain a member of the board and a senior adviser.

CHICAGO — IRI on Tuesday named Richard Lenny chairman of its board of directors. Lenny succeeds Lawrence Benjamin, who will remain a member of the board and a senior adviser.

July 22, 2013

Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Co. on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Spartan Stores and Nash Finch will combine in an all-stock merger valued at approximately $1.3 billion, including existing net debt at each company.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Spartan Stores and Nash Finch Co. on Monday announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Spartan Stores and Nash Finch will combine in an all-stock merger valued at approximately $1.3 billion, including existing net debt at each company.

July 19, 2013

Royalty Pharma has hired Marshall Urist as VP research and investments, the company said Friday.

NEW YORK — Royalty Pharma has hired Marshall Urist as VP research and investments, the company said Friday.

Royalty, which invests in royalty interests in drugs, hired Urist from Morgan Stanley, where he worked most recently as executive director and the senior biotechnology analyst.

"We are excited to have Marshall join our team," Royalty founder and CEO Pablo Legorreta said. "He has had a distinguished career on Wall Street, and this experience, coupled with his deep analytical skills, make him an excellent addition to Royalty Pharma."

July 18, 2013

Hyland’s on Thursday promoted Les Hamilton to EVP Hyland’s and VP sales of Standard Homeopathic Co., Hyland’s parent company.

LOS ANGELES — Hyland’s on Thursday promoted Les Hamilton to EVP Hyland’s and VP sales of Standard Homeopathic Co., Hyland’s parent company.

July 18, 2013

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries has appointed Dilip Shanghvi as chairman, the Israeli generic drug maker said Thursday.

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Taro Pharmaceutical Industries has appointed Dilip Shanghvi as chairman, the Israeli generic drug maker said Thursday.

Taro said James Kedrowski would retire as interim CEO effective Aug. 1, to be replaced by Kalyanasundaram "Kal" Subramanian. Kedrowski will continue to serve as a member of the drug maker's board. Sundaram relinquished his position as chairman to comply with Israeli laws that prohibit a person from simultaneously holding the positions of chairman and CEO; he had served as chairman since April 2012.