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September 17, 2013

McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Tuesday put into motion its "Smiling it Forward" campaign with "How I Met Your Mother" star Alyson Hannigan in support of its Tylenol brand.

FT. WASHINGTON, Pa. — McNeil Consumer Healthcare on Tuesday put into motion its "Smiling it Forward" campaign with "How I Met Your Mother" star Alyson Hannigan in support of its Tylenol brand. Now through mid-January, McNeil will donate $1 to Children's Health Fund for every smiling child photo a mom posts on SmilingItForward.com, up to $100,000. 

August 5, 2013

Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal has named Triveni Ravi as the winner of its 2013 True Beauty Model Search.

NEW YORK — Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal has named Triveni Ravi as the winner of its 2013 True Beauty Model Search.

Chosen from more than 400 applicants and three finalists, 19-year-old Ravi is a nursing student from Los Angeles. Selected by a panel of judges from the beauty and entertainment fields; all applicants were evaluated based on essays, community service involvement, educational aspiration and a photo of themselves representing Black Opal's True Beauty.

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 26, 2013

Maybelline New York has signed Mexican beauty Daniela de Jesus to be the newest brand spokeswoman.

NEW YORK — Maybelline New York has signed Mexican beauty Daniela de Jesus to be the newest brand spokeswoman.

She will make her Maybelline New York debut in print and television advertising campaigns in late 2013.

Jesus joins a group of spokeswomen, which includes Christy Turlington, Julia Stegner, Erin Wasson, Kemp Muhl, Shu-Pei Qin, Emily DiDonato, Jessica White, Charlotte Free and Frida Gustavsson.

July 25, 2013

CNNMoney on Thursday featured a Q&A with Greg Wasson, Walgreens president CEO, to talk about how health care is transforming and how Walgreens is rethinking what it means to be a drug store in what will become a new healthcare paradigm with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in January.

NEW YORK — CNNMoney on Thursday featured a Q&A with Greg Wasson, Walgreens president and CEO, to talk about how health care is transforming and how Walgreens is rethinking what it means to be a drug store in what will become a new healthcare paradigm with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in January. 

June 10, 2013

Dollar Tree on Monday announced the promotion of Gary Philbin, 56, to the position of president and COO. He has served as COO since 2007.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree on Monday announced the promotion of Gary Philbin, 56, to the position of president and COO. He has served as COO since 2007.

June 5, 2013

Stephen LaFrance, 71, former owner of USA Drug, passed away Wednesday morning, DSN has learned.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Stephen LaFrance, 71, former owner of USA Drug, passed away Wednesday morning, DSN has learned. 

Additional details were not immediately available, though the passing was unexpected. 

June 4, 2013

The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, HDMA’s nonprofit research foundation, and Genentech on Tuesday honored Robert Belknap, executive director of trade sales and operations for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, with the 2013 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, HDMA’s nonprofit research foundation, and Genentech on Tuesday honored Robert Belknap, executive director of trade sales and operations for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, with the 2013 Nexus Award for Lifetime Achievement.

May 29, 2013

Hy-Vee has hired an NBA player to promote health and fitness among children around the Midwest, the supermarket chain said.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee has hired an NBA player to promote health and fitness among children around the Midwest, the supermarket chain said Wednesday.

May 20, 2013

A California health executive has been appointed to Rite Aid's board of directors, the retail pharmacy chain said.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A California health executive has been appointed to Rite Aid's board of directors, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

May 16, 2013

AmerisourceBergen elected Lon Greenberg, 62, to its board of directors, effective immediately.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen on Thursday elected Lon Greenberg, 62, to its board of directors, effective immediately. Greenberg fills the vacancy created by Charles Cotros’s retirement from the board in February 2013. Greenberg also joined the audit and corporate responsibility committee and finance committee of the board. AmerisourceBergen's board of directors is currently comprised of 10 directors.

May 14, 2013

Kroger announced two finance executive promotions that will be effective with their elections by Kroger's board of directors expected on June 27.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday announced two finance executive promotions that will be effective with their elections by Kroger's board of directors expected on June 27. Scott Henderson has been named VP pension investment and strategy and Todd Foley has been named VP and treasurer. 

Henderson, 57, currently serves as Kroger's VP and treasurer, a position he has held since 2003. He will lead a new team that is responsible for overseeing nearly $12 billion of assets.

May 6, 2013

The seventh annual Delete Blood Cancer Gala at Cipriani Wall Street broke all records of previous years and raised $3.7 million to support the fight against leukemia and other blood-related cancers. The money raised jointly by beauty company Coty and Delete Blood Cancer, part of the world's largest bone marrow donor center, will help register 55,000 new bone marrow donors and help patients worldwide.

NEW YORK — The seventh annual Delete Blood Cancer Gala held on May 1 at Cipriani Wall Street broke all records of previous years and raised $3.7 million to support the fight against leukemia and other blood-related cancers. The money raised jointly by beauty company Coty Inc. and Delete Blood Cancer, part of the world's largest bone marrow donor center, will help register 55,000 new bone marrow donors and help patients worldwide.

May 2, 2013

Harris Teeter on Wednesday announced its opening of a new store in Charlotte, N.C., with a grand opening celebration to be held May 29.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter on Wednesday announced its opening of a new store here, with a grand opening celebration to be held May 29. 

May 1, 2013

Mars Chocolate, the makers of Snickers brand candy, announced today that the company is teaming up with jockey Rosie Napravnik as she attempts to make history in this weekend's Kentucky Derby race.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate, the makers of Snickers brand candy, announced today that the company is teaming up with jockey Rosie Napravnik as she attempts to make history in this weekend's Kentucky Derby race.

Mars Chocolate North America officially partnered with Rosie by announcing Snickers will give away 1 million Snickers Bites — which are unwrapped, bite-sized versions of the candy bar — if she wins the famous race on May 4.

April 29, 2013

Anheuser-Busch is launching a new advertising campaign that lets Budweiser drinkers track where their beer comes from and how it's made.

ST. LOUIS — Anheuser-Busch is launching a new advertising campaign that lets Budweiser drinkers track where their beer comes from and how it's made.

The campaign features fifth-generation brewmaster Pete Kraemer, as well as five regional brewmasters. Kraemer's job is to ensure that the Budweiser brewed around the world meets the same standards; he also oversees the growing and research of barley in Colorado and hops grown in Germany. Kraemer's father, Gerhardt, a Hungarian-born German immigrant, was also a brewmaster for the company; Gerhardt Kraemer retired in 2001.

April 29, 2013

Safeway announced that Robert Edwards, currently the company's president, will succeed Steven Burd as CEO when Burd retires as chairman and CEO on May 14. Edwards, 57, will also join the company's board of directors.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway late Monday announced that Robert Edwards, currently the company's president, will succeed Steven Burd as CEO when Burd retires as chairman and CEO on May 14. Edwards, 57, will also join the company's board of directors.

"Since he arrived here in 2004, Robert has successfully met every challenge he has faced," Burd stated. "He has demonstrated the ability to lead the company in all facets of its operations, and has earned the respect of the entire organization."

April 22, 2013

Peeps candy, a Just Born brand, will roll out two new summertime flavors to retailers nationwide, the company announced today. Just Born also announced Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends will return for its fourth consecutive summer.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Peeps candy, a Just Born brand, will roll out two new summertime flavors to retailers nationwide, the company announced today. Just Born also announced Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends will return for its fourth consecutive summer.

The new Peeps products include Peeps Bubble Gum-flavored Marshmallow Chicks and Peeps Sweet Lemonade Marshmallow Chicks.

April 19, 2013

Ahold USA and its Stop & Shop banner have donated half a million dollars to a charitable organization set up to aid victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Boston.

QUINCY, Mass. — Ahold USA and its Stop & Shop banner have donated half a million dollars to a charitable organization set up to aid victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Boston.

The company announced the donation of $500,000 to The One Fund Boston, formed by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

"Words cannot express the tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon," Stop & Shop New England Division president Joe Kelley said. "We mourn with all of of those who were affected."

April 10, 2013

Patients who use retail-based health clinics are satisfied with their visit, according to the findings of a new Kalorama Information report.

NEW YORK — Patients who use retail-based health clinics are satisfied with their visit, according to the findings of a new Kalorama Information report.

The healthcare market research publisher, which is a division of MarketResearch.com, has been covering retail clinics for six years and conducted a survey of U.S. adults to determine retail clinic use and satisfaction. According to the Retail Clinics: Consumer Attitudes Results of the 2013 Kalorama Survey, 91% of those surveyed who had used a retail clinic were either satisfied or very satisfied.

April 5, 2013

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Thursday launched its Advil Relief in Action campaign in support of both Habitat for Humanity and Wounded Warrior Project.

MADISON, N.J. — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Thursday launched its Advil Relief in Action campaign in support of both Habitat for Humanity and Wounded Warrior Project.

Beginning May 1, a portion of the price of participating Advil bottles will go to Habitat for Humanity International and Wounded Warrior Project. The Advil Relief in Action program will also be on-site at Habitat for Humanity builds and in conjunction with Wounded Warrior Project at Tough Mudder events.

April 5, 2013

Boehringer-Ingelheim helped sponsor Team Walgreens/Team Tori to a tune greater than $1,000 for colon cancer research at the 2013 St. Louis Undy 5000, a family-friendly 5K run/walk created by the Colon Cancer Alliance. BI is a regular sponsor of Undy 5000 events under its Dulcolax brand.

ST. LOUIS — More than 90 runners signed on to join Team Walgreens/Team Tori last month at the 2013 St. Louis Undy 5000 in support of 24-year old Tori Riley. The team raised more than $1,000 in support, half contributed to the Colon Cancer Alliance and the other half to Team Tori, through T-shirt sales, raffles for Walgreens beauty bags and silent auctions that included St. Louis Cardinals tickets, among other items.

March 20, 2013

Generic drug maker Sagent Pharmaceuticals has appointed James Hussey as its president, the company said.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Generic drug maker Sagent Pharmaceuticals has appointed James Hussey as its president, the company said.

Sagent said the board of directors' appointment of Hussey, 53, would be effective Monday. Hussey will be responsible for the company's commercial operations, including development, regulatory affairs, supply chain activities, sales, marketing and human resources.

March 7, 2013

Safeway offered a glimpse of its new wellness platform, slated to launch in the second quarter, to analysts during the chain's 2013 investor conference.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Wednesday offered a glimpse of its new wellness platform, slated to launch in the second quarter, to analysts during the chain's 2013 investor conference here. "Today, we're a supermarket company … selling wellness services and wellness products," Steve Burd, Safeway chairman and CEO, told analysts. Within 10 years, Safeway will transform into a wellness company that happens to sell food, Burd said. 

February 28, 2013

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods on Wednesday named John Durkin VP sales.

WINNEPEG, Manitoba — Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods on Wednesday named John Durkin VP sales. Durkin will lead the sales team in expanding sales of Manitoba Harvest’s award-winning Hemp Hearts raw shelled hemp seeds, and the newly rebranded line up of hemp protein powders.   

“We are thrilled to have a seasoned professional like John join our dynamic team,” stated Mike Fata, Manitoba Harvest CEO. “John brings an abundance of experience and expertise that will boost Manitoba Harvest’s rapid growth.”