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July 27, 2012

Gary J. Burns, 74, of Lake Forest, Ill., and Naples, Fla., passed away July 24. He was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Saginaw, Mich. Burns served in the U.S. Army and then embarked upon a long and successful career in the health and beauty aids industry.

NEW YORK — Gary J. Burns, 74, of Lake Forest, Ill., and Naples, Fla., passed away July 24. He was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Saginaw, Mich. Burns served in the U.S. Army and then embarked upon a long and successful career in the health and beauty aids industry.

July 20, 2012

The Estée Lauder Cos. — whose brand portfolio includes Bumble and Bumble, American Beauty, Aveda and La Mer — has appointed Tracey Travis as EVP and CFO.

NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder Cos. — whose brand portfolio includes Bumble and Bumble, American Beauty, Aveda and La Mer — has appointed Tracey Travis as EVP and CFO.

She will jointly report to executive chairman William Lauder and Fabrizio Freda, president and CEO. Travis will assume her new position on Aug. 20.

June 29, 2012

While saying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — whose constitutionality the Supreme Court largely upheld in a 5-4 decision Thursday — would be beneficial by creating a larger population of insured patients, the leader of one of the country's largest specialty pharmacies said it didn't address the problem of waste in health care, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — While saying the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — whose constitutionality the Supreme Court largely upheld in a 5-4 decision Thursday — would be beneficial by creating a larger population of insured patients, the leader of one of the country's largest specialty pharmacies said it didn't address the problem of waste in health care, according to published reports.

June 28, 2012

CVS/pharmacy has unveiled a "makeover" of its Beauty Board, a panel of beauty experts who provide interactive content and advice for fans of the CVS Beauty Club Facebook page.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy has unveiled a "makeover" of its Beauty Board, a panel of beauty experts who provide interactive content and advice for fans of the CVS Beauty Club Facebook page.

June 27, 2012

Intimina by Lelo, a line of intimate wellness products for women, on Monday showcased two new products from its second-generation collection of intimate care products for retailers in the pharmacy channel.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Intimina by Lelo, a line of intimate wellness products for women, on Monday showcased two new products from its second-generation collection of intimate care products for retailers in the pharmacy channel.

June 21, 2012

Lewis Drug is celebrating its 70th anniversary — a milestone that can be attributed, in part, to its willingness to embrace change.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Lewis Drug is celebrating its 70th anniversary — a milestone that can be attributed, in part, to its willingness to embrace change.

“One of the most important things I learned about the retail business is that you need to change. You need to keep yourself fresh and creative, and things will work out,” said Mark Griffin, president and CEO of Lewis Drug, which currently operates more than 30 locations. “Obviously, in 70 years, things worked out well and we continue to evolve.”

June 21, 2012

The leader of the country’s largest privately owned specialty pharmacy provider had a day in Washington.

FLINT, Mich. — The leader of the country’s largest privately owned specialty pharmacy provider had a day in Washington. Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy CEO Phil Hagerman and several other business leaders were invited last month to attend a one-day forum on jobs and the economy, and opportunities for collaboration between government and private sector, by the White House Business Council and Business Forward.

June 8, 2012

AmerisourceBergen on Friday announced that Lazarus Krikorian has been named VP, corporate controller, effective immediately.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen on Friday announced that Lazarus Krikorian has been named VP, corporate controller, effective immediately.

Krikorian will be an officer of the company and will report to Tim Guttman, who was recently appointed SVP and CFO, and whom Krikorian succeeds as corporate controller.

May 31, 2012

The leader of the country's largest privately owned specialty pharmacy provider is going to Washington, D.C.

FLINT, Mich. — The leader of the country's largest privately owned specialty pharmacy provider is going to Washington, D.C.

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy said Thursday that CEO Phil Hagerman had received an invitation, along with other business leaders, from the White House Business Council and Business Forward to attend a one-day forum on jobs and the economy, and opportunities for collaboration between the private sector and government.

May 29, 2012

Whole Foods Market has named Scott Allshouse, Omar Gaye and Rob Twyman as regional presidents following the promotion of David Lannon and Kenneth Meyer to EVPs of operations.

AUSTIN, Texas — Whole Foods Market has named Scott Allshouse, Omar Gaye and Rob Twyman as regional presidents following the promotion of David Lannon and Kenneth Meyer to EVPs of operations.

Allshouse fills Meyer's former role as president of the company's Mid-Atlantic region. He moves from his position as president of the South region.

Gaye takes the South region president position vacated by Allshouse, moving from his position as the South region's VP.

May 24, 2012

After announcing the retirement of its leader last December, Hy-Vee has named a new chairman and CEO.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — After announcing the retirement of its leader last December, Hy-Vee has named a new chairman and CEO.

The retailer said its president and COO, Randy Edeker, will become chairman, president and CEO, effective June 1. Edeker, 30-year veteran of Hy-Vee, replaces Ric Jurgens, who has served as Hy-Vee CEO since 2003 and chairman since 2006. Back in December 2011, Jurgens announced his intention to retire and nominate Edeker as his successor.

May 17, 2012

Rogaine has tapped Bill Rancic, an American entrepreneur, motivational speaker and star of the reality show "Giuliana & Bill," to serve as the brand's first-ever "Growth Coach."

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — Rogaine has tapped Bill Rancic, an American entrepreneur, motivational speaker and star of the reality show "Giuliana & Bill," to serve as the brand's first-ever "Growth Coach."

May 17, 2012

Coty has announced the May launch of its new Nautica Aqua Rush fragrance for men.

NEW YORK — Coty has announced the May launch of its new Nautica Aqua Rush fragrance for men.

“Nautica Aqua Rush evokes the energy of an adventurous lifestyle,” said Steve Mormoris, SVP of Coty Beauty global marketing. “This exhilarating new Nautica fragrance celebrates the strength and masculinity of the active man and, ultimately, the epic power of the ocean.”

May 16, 2012

“No frills, just real savings” and “Simple prices you can add up in your head” make clear that Dollar General’s goal is to provide great prices on household essentials.


At first blush, there appears to be nothing special about Dollar General’s first Southern California store in the suburb of Montclair. It occupies about 7,500 sq. ft. of space in an aging strip center, and a small banner hung on the exterior beckons to passing motorists and pedestrians, “Now Open.” Inside, more signs explain the bare-bones merchandising of familiar brands to shoppers unfamiliar with the Dollar General value proposition.

April 19, 2012

The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International on Thursday named several new officers to its board of directors.

MANNO, SWITZERLAND — The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International on Thursday named several new officers to its board of directors.

Herbalife's John Venardos has been elected chairman and Tyler Whitehead of Nu Skin Enterprises has been elected vice chairman. The Vitamin Shoppe's David Morrison has been named secretary; Carl Hastings of Reliv International has been named treasurer; and Mark LeDoux of Natural Alternatives International has become the immediate past chairman.

April 18, 2012

Walgreens on Wednesday named Reuben Slone as SVP supply chain management, where he will have leadership responsibility for distribution, transportation, systems integration and engineering, Lean and Six Sigma supply chain initiatives, and community outreach.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday named Reuben Slone as SVP supply chain management, where he will have leadership responsibility for distribution, transportation, systems integration and engineering, Lean and Six Sigma supply chain initiatives, and community outreach.

Slone will join Walgreens May 16 and will report to Walgreens president of community management Mark Wagner.

April 16, 2012

Supervalu on Monday announced three new executive appointments following the departure of Sue Klug, president of its Albertsons Southern California division.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Monday announced three new executive appointments following the departure of Sue Klug, president of its Albertsons Southern California division.

Dan Sanders has been tapped to head Albertsons Southern California, Keith Wyche will lead Acme and Brian Audette has been named president at Cub Foods.

April 13, 2012

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America announced Friday the appointment of Eli Lilly chairman, president and CEO John Lechleiter as PhRMA chairman at its annual meeting.

BOSTON — The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America announced Friday the appointment of Eli Lilly chairman, president and CEO John Lechleiter as PhRMA chairman at its annual meeting. The group also elected Celgene president and CEO Robert Hugin as chairman-elect of its board of directors and Pfizer president and CEO Ian Read as board treasurer. Lechleiter replaces Sanofi CEO Christopher Viehbacher as chairman.

April 12, 2012

Peter Rabbit Organics has expanded its lineup of fruit and vegetable puree snacks.

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — Peter Rabbit Organics has expanded its lineup of fruit and vegetable puree snacks.

Peter Rabbit Organics said that its line now touts five new flavors — peach and apple; banana and apple; pear and apple; pear and pea; and pumpkin, carrot and apple — all of which are packaged in BPA-free, resealable pouches. With these flavors, the company now offers 11 varieties.

April 10, 2012

In line with the premiere of "Marvel's The Avengers," Dr Pepper has unveiled a new commercial, limited-edition collectible cans that feature members of the heroic team and an online game.

PLANO, Texas — In line with the premiere of "Marvel's The Avengers," Dr Pepper has unveiled a new commercial, limited-edition collectible cans that feature members of the heroic team and an online game.

The new Dr Pepper commercial dramatizes the potential for anyone to be a hero and features a group of one-of-a-kind people assembling to impress comic book legend Stan Lee, the company said. In addition to the commercial, a collection of eight limited-edition Dr Pepper “Marvel's The Avengers” collectible cans now are available at retailers nationwide.

March 14, 2012

Pharmaceutical wholesaler H.D. Smith has appointed Bill Williams as CFO, the company said Wednesday.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Pharmaceutical wholesaler H.D. Smith has appointed Bill Williams as CFO, the company said Wednesday.

Williams, who has worked at such companies as Kraft Foods, Allied Signal and Martin Brower Co., most recently worked as a partner in Tatum LLC's Chicago office.

March 2, 2012

Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal has kicked off its 2012 model search to find the new face of Black Opal.

NEW YORK — Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal has kicked off its 2012 model search to find the new face of Black Opal.

The national True Beauty Model Search contest kicked off on March 1; online entry will run through April 2. One grand-prize winner will be awarded a $10,000 educational scholarship and will become the new face of the brand.

March 2, 2012

To help Americans walk more, Omron Healthcare and Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey's personal trainer and author of the book "20 Years Younger," on Friday teamed to create four new videos to encourage Americans to put a spring in their step and start tracking their progress daily.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — To help Americans walk more, Omron Healthcare and Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey's personal trainer and author of the book "20 Years Younger," on Friday teamed to create four new videos to encourage Americans to put a spring in their step and start tracking their progress daily.

February 23, 2012

Aldata, developer of retail and distribution improvement software, on Thursday announced that Crossmark will employ Aldata’s Shelf Planning and Space Automation solutions to tailor product assortments for its leading retail and manufacturing clients.

ATLANTA — Aldata, developer of retail and distribution improvement software, on Thursday announced that Crossmark will employ Aldata’s Shelf Planning and Space Automation solutions to tailor product assortments for its leading retail and manufacturing clients.

February 23, 2012

The president of one of the world's largest generic drug manufacturers will serve as chairman of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, the organization said Thursday.

WASHINGTON — The president of one of the world's largest generic drug manufacturers will serve as chairman of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, the organization said Thursday.