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May 23, 2011

Success is often one of the biggest blind spots a company can have, because you’re so busy doing well you don’t have the time to assess what it is you’re doing.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Success is often one of the biggest blind spots a company can have, because you’re so busy doing well you don’t have the time to assess what it is you’re doing. That is one of the core reasons for being for the Mack Elevation Forum, “a share group on steroids,” described program founder Dan Mack, EVP of strategic business development for the Swanson Group, which hosted its most recent meeting on April 29 here at the Hilton Scottsdale.

May 23, 2011

The Mentholatum Co. has updated the packaging of its lip care line Softlips to include a new logo and graphics, although the company retained Softlips’ signature slender sticks and the light flavors/formulas.

SUPPLIER NEWS — The Mentholatum Co. has updated the packaging of its lip care line Softlips to include a new logo and graphics, although the company retained Softlips’ signature slender sticks and the light flavors/formulas. The company also has kicked off a new marketing campaign called “Softlips. So You.”



May 23, 2011

Kmart parent company Sears Holdings has named William Phelan as acting CFO, replacing Michael Collins, currently SVP and CFO, who resigned last week to pursue another opportunity, the company reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart parent company Sears Holdings has named William Phelan as acting CFO, replacing Michael Collins, currently SVP and CFO, who resigned last week to pursue another opportunity, the company reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Collins will remain with the company until June 10 in order to ensure a smooth transition, Sears noted in the filing.

May 18, 2011

Hershey's leader is bidding the confectioner farewell, the company announced Wednesday.

HERSHEY, Pa. — Hershey's leader is bidding the confectioner farewell, the company announced Wednesday.

David West, who has worked at Hershey for 10 years and serves as its president and CEO, is leaving his post to become CEO of Del Monte. The candy maker's board of directors appointed EVP and COO John Bilbrey to serve as the company's interim president and CEO.

Bilbrey joined Hershey in 2003 as SVP and president, Hershey International.

May 17, 2011

The philanthropic arm of the American Pharmacists Association has appointed a new executive director.

WASHINGTON — The philanthropic arm of the American Pharmacists Association has appointed a new executive director.

The APhA Foundation announced Tuesday the appointment of Mindy Smith, who will lead the foundation’s operations, research objectives and strategic direction, providing support and guidance to the board of directors and monitoring pharmacy trends. Smith currently is CEO of the Arizona Pharmacy Alliance and previously served as executive director of the Wyoming Pharmacy Association.

May 16, 2011

Kevin Walling has joined confectioner Hershey's team as its SVP and chief people officer, effective June 1.

HERSHEY, Pa. — Kevin Walling has joined confectioner Hershey's team as its SVP and chief people officer, effective June 1.

In his new role, Walling will serve as the chief architect for Hershey’s human resources, talent retention, development and recruitment, as well as total rewards strategies.

Walling, who joins Hershey from global technology and manufacturing company Kennametal, will report to Hershey president and CEO David West.

May 16, 2011

Eastman Kodak Co.'s board of directors has named a new VP.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co.'s board of directors has named a new VP.

The company said that Augustin Melendez will take on his new role immediately. Since joining Kodak in 2000, Melendez has held multiple senior leadership roles in human resources. He currently serves as chief diversity and community affairs officer and human resources director for Kodak's graphic communications group.

May 16, 2011

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday named Taylor Wallace to the post of senior director, scientific and regulatory affairs.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Monday named Taylor Wallace to the post of senior director, scientific and regulatory affairs.

“Dr. Wallace’s background will nicely complement that of our well-established scientific team, and we’re looking forward to the fresh perspective his background will provide,” CRN president and CEO Steve Mister said. “We were impressed with the amount of work he has published in his short career along with the relationships he has built within the scientific research community.”

May 13, 2011

Joint Juice earlier in the week announced a partnership with National Football League Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana on the Joint Juice challenge.

SAN FRANCISCO — Joint Juice earlier in the week announced a partnership with National Football League Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana on the Joint Juice challenge.

To kick off the partnership, Joint Juice and Montana launched a contest: “Do What You Love with Joe Montana.” Americans who share their joint health success stories will be entered to win an all-expenses-paid trip to spend an afternoon doing their favorite activity with the legendary football star, as well as $5,000 in cash.

May 12, 2011

The Food Marketing Institute honored three store managers for services they provide at their place of work, as well as to customers and the community.

DALLAS — The Food Marketing Institute honored three store managers for services they provide at their place of work, as well as to customers and the community.

FMI announced three grand prize winners for its 12th annual Store Manager Awards at Future Connect this week. The winners included store manager Shawn Commons of PriceRite Supermarket in Reading, Pa.; store director Allan Busey of Brookshire Grocery in Tyler, Texas; and store director Kristi Masterson of Hy-Vee in Sioux Falls, S.D.

May 12, 2011

Supervalu banner Save-A-Lot has appointed a new leader, replacing company veteran Bill Shaner, who lead the division since 2006.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Supervalu banner Save-A-Lot has appointed a new leader, replacing company veteran Bill Shaner, who lead the division since 2006.

May 12, 2011

Procter & Gamble's CoverGirl brand has selected actress Sofia Vergara to be its newest spokesmodel.

HUNT VALLEY, Md. — Procter & Gamble's CoverGirl brand has selected actress Sofia Vergara to be its newest spokesmodel.

The Emmy-nominated actress currently is shooting her first advertising campaign for the cosmetics brand. The ads are slated to debut in January 2012 and Vergara will be representing some new additions to the CoverGirl collection.

May 10, 2011

Catalina Marketing announced this week the departure of its chairman and CEO Dick Buell.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Catalina Marketing announced this week the departure of its chairman and CEO Dick Buell.

Replacing Buell, who was part of the Catalina team since 2004, is former Catalina CEO and co-founder George Off, who was voted by the board of directors to serve as interim CEO.

During Buell's tenure, Catalina, which has been placing emphasis on its digital couponing business, launched its Coupon Network by Catalina last month. Prior to that, the company acquired E-centives and Collabrys, two digital couponing businesses from Invenda, last spring.

May 9, 2011

Lifeway Foods has partnered with a campaign that seeks to raise awareness and improve the health and lives of mothers and their children.

MORTON GROVE, Ill. — Lifeway Foods has partnered with a campaign that seeks to raise awareness and improve the health and lives of mothers and their children.

Beginning this summer through the end of the year, Lifeway said that for every specially marked bottles of low fat blueberry kefir purchased, a portion of each sale will be donated to the Every Mother Counts campaign, which was founded by supermodel turned activist Christy Turlington Burns.

Lifeway is one of the first food companies to join the Every Mother Counts effort, the company noted.

May 6, 2011

Mike Jackson was named to the board of directors of iControl Systems USA, where he also will serve in the capacity of senior adviser to iControl president and CEO Tal Zlotnitsky.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Mike Jackson was named to the board of directors of iControl Systems USA, where he also will serve in the capacity of senior adviser to iControl president and CEO Tal Zlotnitsky.

Jackson is a 30-year veteran of Supervalu who retired from the company in late 2009 as president and COO.

May 5, 2011

Tara Harding, SDI senior director of sales operations, was honored as an industry rising star by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association during its 2011 Woman of the Year award luncheon Thursday.

NEW YORK — Tara Harding, SDI senior director of sales operations, was honored as an industry rising star by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association during its 2011 Woman of the Year award luncheon Thursday.

May 4, 2011

Former Medicine Shoppe president and Longs Drug veteran Terry Burnside has joined D2 Pharma Consulting as senior consultant for executive management/strategic planning.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. — Former Medicine Shoppe president and Longs Drug veteran Terry Burnside has joined D2 Pharma Consulting as senior consultant for executive management/strategic planning.

While at Medicine Shoppe, Burnside was credited with having led the development of national chain-like programs and services for the company's small, independent drug store operators, and introduced an overhaul of the company's franchise agreement for existing and new owners.

May 4, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has elected a Coca-Cola executive to its board of directors.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has elected a Coca-Cola executive to its board of directors.

Diane Wallace will join the NACDS Foundation's board for a one-year term. Additionally, NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson was elected to serve as chairman of the NACDS Foundation board of directors; Edith Rosato will serve as president; R. James Huber, NACDS EVP and CFO, will serve as treasurer; and Nicki Robins, NACDS assistant general counsel, will serve as secretary. All officers will serve a one-year term.

May 4, 2011

On the final evening of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, the association for the first time honored two individuals in the same year with the Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Sammons, chairman of Rite Aid, and Tom Ryan, chairman of CVS Caremark.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — On the final evening of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, the association for the first time honored two individuals in the same year with the Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Sammons, chairman of Rite Aid, and Tom Ryan, chairman of CVS Caremark.

May 4, 2011

Procter & Gamble has announced a string of organizational changes, including the retirement of Edward Shirley, vice chairman of beauty and grooming, after 33 years of service.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has announced a string of organizational changes, including the retirement of Edward Shirley, vice chairman of beauty and grooming, after 33 years of service.

Shirley will retire from P&G, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Until that time, effective July 1, 2011, Shirley has been named vice chairman on special assignment, continuing to report to Robert McDonald, P&G chairman, president and CEO. Shirley will be focused on ensuring the seamless transition of the beauty and grooming business, P&G stated.

May 3, 2011

Proactivity. That was the common theme bridging presentations between H-E-B’s Bob Loeffler, incoming chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and featured speaker Jeff Strong, Johnson & Johnson’s chief customer officer, during the closing business session at the 2011 NACDS Annual Meeting Tuesday morning.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Proactivity. That was the common theme bridging presentations between H-E-B’s Bob Loeffler, incoming chairman of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and featured speaker Jeff Strong, Johnson & Johnson’s chief customer officer, during the closing business session at the 2011 NACDS Annual Meeting Tuesday morning.

May 3, 2011

A regional supermarket chain with stores in Indiana and Ohio has appointed a new CEO, according to a local report.

INDIANAPOLIS — A regional supermarket chain with stores in Indiana and Ohio has appointed a new CEO, according to a local report.

The Middletown Journal, an Ohio-based newspaper, said former Price Chopper EVP Joseph Kelley was named chairman, president and CEO of Marsh Supermarkets.

Marsh operates 78 Marsh Supermarkets and 3 O'Malia's Food Markets, as well as 16 MainStreet Market locations in Indiana and Ohio. The company also boasts 41 pharmacy locations, according to the company's website.

May 3, 2011

The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced that Christine Pollack has joined the association as VP government relations, focusing on healthcare policy and serving as one of RILA’s lead advocates on core retail industry priorities.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced that Christine Pollack has joined the association as VP government relations, focusing on healthcare policy and serving as one of RILA’s lead advocates on core retail industry priorities.

May 2, 2011

Multivitamin brand Centrum has teamed up with 5 Factor Diet creator and celebrity personal trainer Harley Pasternak to offer consumers ways to keep their summer resolutions.

MADISON, N.J. — Multivitamin brand Centrum has teamed up with 5 Factor Diet creator and celebrity personal trainer Harley Pasternak to offer consumers ways to keep their summer resolutions.

May 2, 2011

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced that Robert Loeffler will succeed Larry Merlo as the organization's new board of directors chairman, and also announced the appointment of several other elected officers, at its 2011 Annual Meeting.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced that Robert Loeffler will succeed Larry Merlo as the organization's new board of directors chairman, and also announced the appointment of several other elected officers, at its 2011 Annual Meeting.

Loeffler, who serves as H-E-B's chief administrative officer, will replace Merlo, who is CVS Caremark president and CEO, as NACDS board chairman. Additionally, Walgreens president and CEO Greg Wasson was elected vice chairman, while Thrifty White president and CEO Robert Narveson was named treasurer.