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February 17, 2012

Brian Cornell has stepped down as Sam’s Club president and CEO, and has been replaced by Rosalind Brewer, who previously served as president of the Walmart U.S. East business unit. Walmart also named Rollin Ford chief administrative officer with responsibility for information systems, global sourcing, global business processes, global shared services and global customer insights. Ford was most recently chief information officer; Karenann Terrell replaced Ford as CIO. Gisel Ruis was named EVP and COO of Walmart U.S., responsible for U.S.

February 17, 2012

Clarinex (desloratadine), the next-generation prescription allergy remedy to the second-generation Claritin, is 1-of-3 blockbuster prescription medicines that may make the crossover from prescription-only to over-the-counter in the near future.

Clarinex (desloratadine), the next-generation prescription allergy remedy to the second-generation Claritin, is 1-of-3 blockbuster prescription medicines that may make the crossover from prescription-only to over-the-counter in the near future. If so, the medicine may take the podium as one of the four best-selling allergy brands — Zyrtec and Claritin currently top that list, with Allegra, launched last year, beating out all other cough-cold and allergy tablet brands with more than $220 million in sales through December.


January 24, 2012

Banana Boat sun care will take on the sun and the speedway for a new partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.

CONCORD, N.C. — Banana Boat sun care will take on the sun and the speedway for a new partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams. Banana Boat will sponsor the race cars of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver Jamie McMurray and Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti during the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup and IZOD IndyCar Series racing seasons, respectively.

January 6, 2012

It's been a big week for Walgreens. Following its exit from Express Scripts' pharmacy network, the pharmacy retailer introduced a new program to help patients either keep their pharmacy home at Walgreens or to help transition them to a new pharmacy. Why help transition customers to the competition? Because it's the right thing to do. As Greg Wasson told DSN editor Rob Eder in an exclusive interview, "our No. 1 priority is to take care of patients."

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — It's been a big week for Walgreens. Following its exit from Express Scripts' pharmacy network, the pharmacy retailer introduced a new program to help patients either keep their pharmacy home at Walgreens or to help transition them to a new pharmacy. Why help transition customers to the competition? Because it's the right thing to do. As Greg Wasson told DSN editor Rob Eder in an exclusive interview, "our No. 1 priority is to take care of patients."

January 4, 2012

U.S. Preventive Medicine on Wednesday named Ronald Loveless its vice chairman.

DALLAS — U.S. Preventive Medicine on Wednesday named Ronald Loveless its vice chairman. Loveless will serve alongside vice chairman Ron Loeppke, who joined the company in 2008 to direct product innovation, research and clinical standards at the company.

Loveless, a Walmart retiree and first CEO of Sam's Club, will play a key role in guiding the growth of U.S. Preventive Medicine in the United States, as well as international markets, the company stated.

December 14, 2011

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has hired Craig Stephens as group VP business development and trade relations, the company said Wednesday.

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has hired Craig Stephens as group VP business development and trade relations, the company said Wednesday.

November 14, 2011

Safeway dedicated Veterans Day weekend to pay tribute to past and present service members and raise money for an organization that provides programs and outreach to those who were severely injured while serving their country.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway dedicated Veterans Day weekend to pay tribute to past and present service members and raise money for an organization that provides programs and outreach to those who were severely injured while serving their country.

Beginning Veterans Day, Nov.  11 through Nov. 13, all U.S. Safeway stores helped raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.

November 11, 2011

Ralcorp Holdings announced that Terence Block will serve as president and COO of Post Holdings, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

ST. LOUIS — Ralcorp Holdings announced that Terence Block will serve as president and COO of Post Holdings, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Block also will join the board of directors of Post Holdings following completion of the separation of the Ralcorp and Post cereal business.

October 26, 2011

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has appointed Jeanne Ann Stasny as VP pharmacy services, the company said Wednesday.

FLINT, Mich. — Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy has appointed Jeanne Ann Stasny as VP pharmacy services, the company said Wednesday.

October 19, 2011

Nordic Naturals on Tuesday launched Omega-3 Fortify, a food- and water-soluble omega powder.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Nordic Naturals on Tuesday launched Omega-3 Fortify, a food- and water-soluble omega powder.

October 17, 2011

Whole Foods is focusing on immune support by offering educational podcasts, in-store lectures, a brochure and a "seasonal wellness shopping list" to customers this fall.

AUSTIN — Whole Foods is focusing on immune support by offering educational podcasts, in-store lectures, a brochure and a "seasonal wellness shopping list" to customers this fall.

Whole Foods said that the promotion, which is being held during the months of October and November, is part of the Be Good to Your Whole Body campaign.

October 7, 2011

Diamond Crystal Brands said its Hormel Health Labs brand is introducing its line of healthcare food products to select Walgreens stores.

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Diamond Crystal Brands said its Hormel Health Labs brand is introducing its line of healthcare food products to select Walgreens stores.

Hormel Health Labs products cater to customers that deal with such health conditions as dysphagia (for swallowing difficulty), malnutrition, digestion, muscle maintenance and poor appetite. In line with this, Hormel Health Labs also is introducing such items as Hormel Thick and Easy puree meals for dysphagia, which are shelf-stable meals that microwave in 60 seconds.

October 7, 2011

The news that Shoppers Drug Mart has appointed former McKesson Canada executive Domenic Pilla as its new president and CEO not only is significant news in its own right, but also is important as Pilla will inherit a chain that is wrestling with the impact of drug reforms in several provinces and faces its share of competitive challenges.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — The news that Shoppers Drug Mart has appointed former McKesson Canada executive Domenic Pilla as its new president and CEO not only is significant news in its own right, but also is important as Pilla will inherit a chain that is wrestling with the impact of drug reforms in several provinces and faces its share of competitive challenges.

October 6, 2011

Harris Teeter and Washington, D.C., Ward 6 council member Tommy Wells joined forces Thursday to offer a $10,000 donation to Jan’s Tutoring House, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that pairs children with volunteers who provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter and Washington, D.C., Ward 6 council member Tommy Wells joined forces Thursday to offer a $10,000 donation to Jan’s Tutoring House, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that pairs children with volunteers who provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring.

September 22, 2011

Hershey's president and CEO, J.P. Bilbrey, announced changes to the chocolate giant's global leadership team.

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey's president and CEO, J.P. Bilbrey, announced changes to the chocolate giant's global leadership team.

Bilbrey said that Bert Alfonso has been named EVP, CFO and chief administrative officer; Michele Buck has been named SVP and chief growth officer; and Mike Wege has been named SVP and chief commercial officer. The executives joined Hershey in 2006, 2005 and 2002, respectively.

September 12, 2011

Patients treated with a long-acting drug for Type 2 diabetes experienced a reduction in cardiovascular health risk factors, according to results of a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes' annual meeting.

LISBON, Portugal — Patients treated with a long-acting drug for Type 2 diabetes experienced a reduction in cardiovascular health risk factors, according to results of a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes' annual meeting.

September 1, 2011

Country music star Ty Herndon and former NFL player Kevin Turner joined amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients Thursday evening at Fenway Park to celebrate the success of CVS/pharmacy’s annual in-store fundraising campaign to support the fight against ALS.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Country music star Ty Herndon and former NFL player Kevin Turner will join amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients Thursday evening at Fenway Park to celebrate the success of CVS/pharmacy’s annual in-store fundraising campaign to support the fight against ALS.

The $4.3 million generated by this year's campaign brings the total amount raised by CVS/pharmacy colleagues and customers for ALS research to more than $27 million.

September 1, 2011

Retail same-store sales held steady with a 4.9% gain in August as retailers reported mostly solid back-to-school results at the same time sales at department stores were hurt by the impact of Hurricane Irene and weaker spending plans by shoppers, Kantar Retail reported on Thursday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Retail same-store sales held steady with a 4.9% gain in August as retailers reported mostly solid back-to-school results at the same time sales at department stores were hurt by the impact of Hurricane Irene and weaker spending plans by shoppers, Kantar Retail reported on Thursday. However, shoppers plan on reducing their spending over the next few months, the company reported.

August 29, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy and Technology Conference opened Sunday with remarks by conference chairman and Walgreens divisional VP government and community relations Debbie Garza, who highlighted the value of community pharmacy and urged attendees to engage to ensure the vitality of pharmacy's future.

BOSTON — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy and Technology Conference opened Sunday with remarks by conference chairman and Walgreens divisional VP government and community relations Debbie Garza, who highlighted the value of community pharmacy and urged attendees to engage to ensure the vitality of pharmacy's future.

August 22, 2011

H. D. Smith on Monday appointed David Guzmán as chief information officer.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — H. D. Smith on Monday appointed David Guzmán as chief information officer.

August 12, 2011

The healthcare-reform law took a hit Friday when a federal court in Atlanta ruled one of its key provisions unconstitutional, according to published reports.

NEW YORK—The healthcare-reform law took a hit Friday when a federal court in Atlanta ruled one of its key provisions unconstitutional, according to published reports.

August 11, 2011

Weis Markets earlier this week named Mike Mignola VP store operations and Bruno Garisto VP center store sales and merchandising.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets earlier this week named Mike Mignola VP store operations and Bruno Garisto VP center store sales and merchandising.

August 10, 2011

Jack Link's is combining its beef jerky with hot sauce brand Cholula.

MINONG, Wis. — Jack Link's is combining its beef jerky with hot sauce brand Cholula.

New Jack Link's Cholula hot sauce beef jerky delivers a blend of beef jerky with flavor and heat, the company said. The new product is available in a 3.25-oz. resealable package and carries a suggested retail price of $5.99.

July 29, 2011

Coty has announced that in September it will launch the new Celine Dion Signature, which marks the latest addition to the Celine Dion portfolio of fragrances.

NEW YORK — Coty has announced that in September it will launch the new Celine Dion Signature, which marks the latest addition to the Celine Dion portfolio of fragrances.

Since its introduction in 2003, the Celine Dion fragrance house has continually remained a top performer in major markets across North America and Europe.

July 27, 2011

Dr. Sears Family Essentials has appointed a new VP marketing.

IRVINE, Calif. — Dr. Sears Family Essentials has appointed a new VP marketing.

Roeya Badri Vaughan will be responsible for driving awareness and sales of the company's doctor-formulated, kid-approved line of 100% all-natural snacks, beverages and supplements.

Prior to joining Dr. Sears Family Essentials, Vaughan served as head of product marketing at Arbonne, where she spearheaded the relaunch of its flagship anti-aging skin care line, introduced a comprehensive cosmetics line and developed a breakthrough line of nutrition products.