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November 1, 2011

The unexpected announcement that Target EVP and CFO Doug Scovanner will retire on March 31, 2012, has investors speculating about the reasons for his departure following the recent exit of other key executives.

MINNEAPOLIS — The unexpected announcement that Target EVP and CFO Doug Scovanner will retire on March 31, 2012, has investors speculating about the reasons for his departure following the recent exit of other key executives.

Analysts at Bernstein Research pointed to the fact that no successor has been named, suggesting that the retirement was not a long-planned event. However, the firm said it believed that despite the unexpected news, this appeared to be a true retirement and doesn't anticipate seeing Scovanner in a CFO role at another major company.

October 19, 2011

A new skin care line, aptly named Dairyface, is a line of yogurt-based products that incorporate the nutritional benefits of milk to nourish skin’s cells.

NEW YORK — A new skin care line, aptly named Dairyface, is a line of yogurt-based products that incorporate the nutritional benefits of milk to nourish skin’s cells.

Dairyface, which remains fresh in the refrigerator through a clearly-indicated expiration date, is full of prebiotics and probiotics specifically formulated for topical use on the skin. The products are free of preservatives, additives, synthetics or anything artificial.

October 14, 2011

NBA star Carmelo Anthony, now the new corporate spokesman for ethnic hair care company Johnson Products Co., made a rare personal appearance on behalf of JPC’s new men’s grooming line, Ultra Sheen Men, at a Walmart supercenter in Union City, Ga., on Sept. 17.

UNION CITY, Ga. — NBA star Carmelo Anthony, now the new corporate spokesman for ethnic hair care company Johnson Products Co., made a rare personal appearance on behalf of JPC’s new men’s grooming line, Ultra Sheen Men, at a Walmart supercenter in Union City, Ga., on Sept. 17.

During the debut of CarmeloLIVE, customers were able to meet Anthony in person and had the opportunity to win prizes and receive free haircuts at the Ultra Sheen Men Grooming Lounge.

October 11, 2011

Walgreens on Tuesday named Jeffrey Kang and Mike Ellis to its pharmacy, health and wellness division.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Tuesday named Jeffrey Kang and Mike Ellis to its pharmacy, health and wellness division.

Kang will join Walgreens Oct. 31 as SVP health and wellness services and solutions, reporting to both president and CEO Greg Wasson and president of pharmacy, health and wellness Kermit Crawford.

In addition, Mike Ellis has joined Walgreens as VP specialty pharmacy and infusion, reporting to Crawford.

October 5, 2011

Global information services company Nielsen announced the passing of one of its former executives.

NEW YORK — Global information services company Nielsen announced the passing of one of its former executives.

Arthur C. "Art" Nielsen, Jr., 92, helped Nielsen create such innovations as consumer and performance surveys, market share, department and food index and television ratings, during his tenure as chairman and president. Nielsen's father, Arthur C. Nielsen, founded the company in 1923. Nielsen, Jr., joined the company in 1945 and retired in 1983, according to the New York Times.

October 5, 2011

Schiff Nutrition International on Wednesday named Shane Durkee SVP research and development.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition International on Wednesday named Shane Durkee SVP research and development.

“We welcome Shane and believe his proven track record in driving nutritional supplements innovation will contribute significantly to accelerating our new product program and organic growth," Schiff president and CEO Tarang Amin said.

September 27, 2011

Wal-Mart Stores is in search of a new head of its global e-commerce and global sourcing businesses, now that Eduardo Castro-Wright announced his retirement effective July 1, 2012.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores is in search of a new head of its global e-commerce and global sourcing businesses, now that Eduardo Castro-Wright announced his retirement effective July 1, 2012. Walmart said it intends to name new leadership for these businesses by the end of January, after which Castro-Wright will assist in the transition.

September 14, 2011

Ahold has announced the appointment of Jeff Carr as EVP and CFO, starting Nov. 12.

AMSTERDAM — Ahold has announced the appointment of Jeff Carr as EVP and CFO, starting Nov. 12.

Carr will be a member of Ahold’s corporate executive board, pending shareholder approval. He will succeed Kimberly Ross, who is leaving Ahold in November to become CFO of Avon.

Carr will be responsible for Ahold’s finance, real estate and IT functions. He will also manage the company’s existing €350 million cost reduction program and explore further ways to reduce costs and simplify the business.

September 6, 2011

Kroger has announced the promotion of Joe Fey as president of the Quality Food Centers division.

CINCINNATI — Kroger has announced the promotion of Joe Fey as president of the Quality Food Centers division.

Fey, 57, has been VP merchandising for the company's Michigan division. He succeeds Donna Giordano, who was recently promoted to president of the Ralphs division in California.

September 1, 2011

Costco’s legendary co-founder Jim Sinegal is stepping down as CEO.

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco’s legendary co-founder Jim Sinegal is stepping down as CEO.

August 24, 2011

If the legacy of a man is measured in the number of people he positively influenced, then surely Charlie Bowlus was a titan of our industry.


SARASOTA, Fla. — If the legacy of a man is measured in the number of people he positively influenced, then surely Charlie Bowlus was a titan of our industry. Not only did he have a profound impact on the personal lives of the people among whom he worked — ECRM employees, retailers and suppliers — he made an indelible mark on the way this industry does business.


August 22, 2011

CVS Caremark has appointed former Macy’s executive Mark Cosby as president of CVS/pharmacy, effective Oct. 1.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has appointed former Macy’s executive Mark Cosby as president of CVS/pharmacy, effective Oct. 1.

Cosby most recently served as Macy’s president of stores, where he was responsible for all Macy's store operations and support functions nationwide.

August 22, 2011

Walgreens on Monday named Thomas Sabatino Jr. EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Sept. 12.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Monday named Thomas Sabatino Jr. EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective Sept. 12.

Sabatino replaces Dana Green, who is retiring after 37 years with the company, Walgreens stated.

August 19, 2011

After a popular Facebook contest made Brandi, a 7-year-old German shepherd mix, Weis Markets’ Pet of the Game at a Penn State football game in 2010, the company’s second annual Pet of the Game Facebook Contest returns to Weis Markets’ official Facebook fan page, the grocer announced Thursday.

SUNBURY, Pa. — After a popular Facebook contest made Brandi, a 7-year-old German shepherd mix, Weis Markets’ Pet of the Game at a Penn State football game in 2010, the company’s second annual Pet of the Game Facebook Contest returns to Weis Markets’ official Facebook fan page, the grocer announced Thursday.

August 18, 2011

Pharmacist Edward Spearbeck, 78, passed on Aug. 14, according to a report in the Washington Post published Thursday.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Pharmacist Edward Spearbeck, 78, passed on Aug. 14, according to a report in the Washington Post published Thursday.

July 26, 2011

Kroger on Tuesday promoted Donna Giordano to the role of president of the Ralphs division.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday promoted Donna Giordano to the role of president of the Ralphs division.

Giordano, 57, has been president of the company's Quality Food Centers division, based in Seattle, since 2002. She succeeds Mike Donnelly, who was recently promoted to SVP merchandising for Kroger.

July 14, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Thursday announced that Scott Milsten had assumed the role of SVP general counsel and corporate secretary effective July 12.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition on Thursday announced that Scott Milsten had assumed the role of SVP general counsel and corporate secretary effective July 12. 

“Schiff has entered a new phase focusing on growth,” Milsten stated. “I am excited to join the management team as we enhance our position as a world-class nutritional supplements company.” 

July 7, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Wednesday named Jennifer Steeves-Kiss SVP and chief marketing officer. Steeves-Kiss joins Schiff from Procter & Gamble, where for almost two decades she helped build premium brands.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition on Wednesday named Jennifer Steeves-Kiss SVP and chief marketing officer. Steeves-Kiss joins Schiff from Procter & Gamble, where for almost two decades she helped build premium brands.

“We continue to implement our strategy to build a world-class nutritional supplements company by strengthening the leadership talent of our management team,” Schiff Nutrition president and CEO Tarang Amin said.

June 13, 2011

Kroger on Monday named Reuben Shaffer the grocer’s new chief diversity officer, effective immediately.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Monday named Reuben Shaffer the grocer’s new chief diversity officer, effective immediately.

“Diversity is a core value at Kroger,” stated David Dillon, Kroger chairman and CEO. “We take our commitment to diversity seriously, both because it is right and because it makes us better at our business. When our decision-making is inclusive and reflects the diversity of our customers, we make better decisions.”

May 18, 2011

Black Opal, a maker of African-American skin care and color cosmetics, has announced the donation of $25,000 to the Georges Malaika Foundation, which will aid in the building of a new school for young girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. — Black Opal, a maker of African-American skin care and color cosmetics, has announced the donation of $25,000 to the Georges Malaika Foundation, which will aid in the building of a new school for young girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

April 29, 2011

Omron Healthcare on Thursday teamed with Bob Greene, personal trainer to Oprah Winfrey and author of the new book "20 Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger," on an initiative to encourage Americans to walk every day to improve their overall health and feel better.

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — Omron Healthcare on Thursday teamed with Bob Greene, personal trainer to Oprah Winfrey and author of the new book "20 Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger," on an initiative to encourage Americans to walk every day to improve their overall health and feel better.

April 25, 2011

The 59-year-old Save Mart supermarket chain more than doubled its store count in 2007 with the purchase of 132 Albertsons stores, but entered something of a dormant period since then. Save Mart now operates 241 stores in California and Nevada, down from a peak of 255 in 2009, and 114 in-store pharmacies, down from 115 in 2009.


April 20, 2011

Joseph Selame, who designed a wide range of well-known logos and brand identities for dozens of nonprofit organizations and companies, including CVS/pharmacy, died on March 29 in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 86.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Joseph Selame, who designed a wide range of well-known logos and brand identities for dozens of nonprofit organizations and companies, including CVS/pharmacy, died on March 29 in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 86.

April 8, 2011

Supermarket chain Hy-Vee has brought in Australian-born celebrity chef Curtis Stone to develop recipes designed to put the fun in cooking at home, the company said Friday.

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Supermarket chain Hy-Vee has brought in Australian-born celebrity chef Curtis Stone to develop recipes designed to put the fun in cooking at home, the company said Friday.

Stone, the host of “Top Chef Masters” on Bravo and an investor and mentor on NBC’s “America’s Next Great Restaurant,” will be featured in the chain’s television commercials, print ads and in-store marketing materials for the next two years.

April 4, 2011

AmerisourceBergen on Monday promoted David Neu, 53, to president of AmerisourceBergen Drug, the company's largest operating unit, effective immediately. Neu, a 29-year veteran of the company, most recently was SVP operations.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen on Monday promoted David Neu, 53, to president of AmerisourceBergen Drug, the company's largest operating unit, effective immediately. Neu, a 29-year veteran of the company, most recently was SVP operations.

The role of president of AmerisourceBergen Drug previously was held by Steven Collis, currently EVP and COO. Collis recently was named to succeed David Yost as CEO upon Yost's retirement on July 1. In his new role, Neu will continue to report to Steven Collis.