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March 24, 2011

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens in March expanded Joseph Magnacca’s role. As president of daily living products and solutions, Magnacca — the former Shoppers Drug Mart vet who as chief merchant of Duane Reade proved instrumental in the reinvention of the New York drug store chain — will oversee Walgreens’ marketing and merchandising operations, led by chief marketing officer Kim Feil and chief merchandising officer Bryan Pugh, but will report directly to president and CEO Greg Wasson.

March 15, 2011

LifeScan on Tuesday introduced Life First, a new North American campaign featuring music legend B.B. King and former “American Idol” contestant Crystal Bowersox in support of its OneTouch brand of blood-glucose monitoring systems.

MILPITAS, Calif. — LifeScan on Tuesday introduced Life First, a new North American campaign featuring music legend B.B. King and former “American Idol” contestant Crystal Bowersox in support of its OneTouch brand of blood-glucose monitoring systems.

The ads debut on national and regional television Tuesday and will be followed by online and print ads over the next several months. The introduction of the campaign coincides with National Diabetes Alert Day on March 22.

March 14, 2011

AmerisourceBergen Monday afternoon announced that CEO David Yost will retire from the wholesaler, effective July 1, after 37 years with the company and the last 14 as CEO.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen Monday afternoon announced that CEO David Yost will retire from the wholesaler, effective July 1, after 37 years with the company and the last 14 as CEO.

Yost will be succeeded by Steven Collis, 49.

March 9, 2011

Retired Leiner Health SVP marketing Bob LaFerriere, 62, passed Feb. 4 from multiple myeloma, according to reports.

TRABUCO CANYON, Calif. — Retired Leiner Health SVP marketing Bob LaFerriere, 62, passed Feb. 4 from multiple myeloma, according to reports.

LaFerriere was a 40-year drug industry veteran who started at Thrifty Drug and Discount Stores scooping ice cream. In 1992, LaFerrierre left Thrifty as SVP purchasing to become president and CEO at Slim Fast Foods. He later joined Leiner Health as SVP marketing and retired in 2008.

LaFerriere is survived by his wife, Jill, and his sons, Chad and Matt.

February 24, 2011

Erica Mann has been named the new head of Bayer HealthCare’s Consumer Care division and member of the Bayer HealthCare executive committee. She will join the company March 14.

LEVERKUSEN, Germany — Erica Mann has been named the new head of Bayer HealthCare’s Consumer Care division and member of the Bayer HealthCare executive committee. She will join the company March 14.

“Over the past 25 years, Mann has become noted in the industry for her strong record of delivering business results,” stated Jörg Reinhardt, Bayer chairman. “Her outstanding experience and insights will further enable [the consumer care division] to take advantage of the sustained growth forecast for the OTC market.”

February 23, 2011

Kroger on Wednesday announced the appointment of Cindy Holmes to director of investor relations and Carin Fike to director and assistant treasurer. Both changes will be effective March 6.

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Wednesday announced the appointment of Cindy Holmes to director of investor relations and Carin Fike to director and assistant treasurer. Both changes will be effective March 6.

Fike will report to Kroger's treasurer, Scott Henderson; Holmes will report to Kroger's CFO, Michael Schlotman.

Holmes, 42, began her career with Kroger in 1990 in the information systems and services department, and for the past 10 years, she has served as the company's assistant treasurer.

February 18, 2011

Schiff Nutrition International on Friday named Tarang Amin CEO, president and director, effective March 7. Amin will replace Bruce Wood, CEO, president and director, who is retiring.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition International on Friday named Tarang Amin CEO, president and director, effective March 7. Amin will replace Bruce Wood, CEO, president and director, who is retiring.

January 24, 2011

Just Born wants fans of its Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Hot Tamales brands to feel the love this Valentine's Day.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Just Born wants fans of its Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Hot Tamales brands to feel the love this Valentine's Day.

Peeps is getting a Valentine's Day makeover with Peeps chocolate-covered-raspberry-flavored marshmallow hearts, available in single-serve packages.

January 7, 2011

Supervalu on Friday named Janel Haugarth, 55, EVP merchandising and logistics.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Friday named Janel Haugarth, 55, EVP merchandising and logistics.

“Steve Jungmann, who had held the position of EVP merchandising, will leave the company effective immediately,” Supervalu stated.

January 5, 2011

TSAILE, Ariz. — Some people enter the twilight years of college without a clue of what they want to do, only to decide at the last minute. Others, like pharmacist Terry Teller, know early on.


For Teller, a member of the Navajo Native American tribe originally from Lukachukai, Ariz., helping to heal people is part of his heritage, with multiple generations of medicine men and women on both sides of his family.


December 17, 2010

Frank Baldino, the founder, chairman and CEO of Cephalon, has died, the company said.

FRAZER, Pa. — Frank Baldino, the founder, chairman and CEO of Cephalon, has died, the company said.

Cephalon announced that Baldino, 57, had died Thursday evening while on medical leave, calling him a pioneer in the biotechnology industry and an inspirational leader who would be “sorely missed.” Baldino, who received his doctorate in pharmacology from Temple University, founded the company in 1987 after several years at E.I. duPont de Nemours & Co.

December 15, 2010

Procter & Gamble on Tuesday afternoon named a healthcare veteran to its board. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, 53, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco was named to the board, effective Dec. 13.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Tuesday afternoon named a healthcare veteran to its board. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, 53, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, was named to the board, effective Dec. 13.

December 15, 2010

Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday announced that Alex Gorsky, currently worldwide chairman of medical devices and diagnostics, and Sheri McCoy, currently worldwide chairman of pharmaceuticals, have been appointed vice chairmen of the executive committee, joining William Weldon, J&J chairman and CEO, in an expanded Office of the Chairman.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday announced that Alex Gorsky, currently worldwide chairman of medical devices and diagnostics, and Sheri McCoy, currently worldwide chairman of pharmaceuticals, have been appointed vice chairmen of the executive committee, joining William Weldon, J&J chairman and CEO, in an expanded Office of the Chairman.

Both appointments are effective Jan. 3.

December 10, 2010

Supervalu on Thursday named Sherry Smith EVP and CFO. Smith, 49, had been the company’s interim CFO. She immediately assumes her new role and will directly report to Craig Herkert, CEO and president.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Thursday named Sherry Smith EVP and CFO. Smith, 49, had been the company’s interim CFO. She immediately assumes her new role and will directly report to Craig Herkert, CEO and president.

October 18, 2010

Tetris keychain carabiners are slated to roll out worldwide next fall....

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. Tetris keychain carabiners are slated to roll out worldwide next fall.

The keychain carabiners will be created through Basic Fun’s line of dynamic handheld electronic devices, according to Blue Planet Software, the company that manages the exclusive licensing rights to the Tetris brand.

 

October 12, 2010

Vaseline petroleum jelly, which is a Unilever brand, is celebrating its 140th anniversary with a...

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. Vaseline petroleum jelly, which is a Unilever brand, is celebrating its 140th anniversary with a new online campaign and the launch of a new cocoa butter variant, as well as new packaging.

September 30, 2010

CVS/pharmacy's ninth annual in-store Research a Cure fundraising campaign to support the fight against amyotrophic...

August 22, 2010

According to a study released by the Relational Capital Group, despite product recalls and a...

PHILADELPHIA According to a study released by the Relational Capital Group, despite product recalls and a plant closure, consumer purchase intent and brand loyalty for Tylenol still currently exceeds that of Advil.

 

August 2, 2010

Safeway on Tuesday announced that it has appointed 16-year veteran Jonathan Mayes to SVP government...

July 21, 2010

Vitamin Shoppe on Thursday posted a 12.3% lift in sales for its second quarter ended...

July 7, 2010

A seasoned Kroger executive has been named the leader of Dillon Food Stores....

June 23, 2010

Rite Aid on Thursday promoted Ken Martindale to COO, succeeding John Standley who was promoted...

June 6, 2010

Price Chopper Supermarkets officially dedicated its new headquarters in downtown Schenectady, N.Y., last Wednesday, the...

June 6, 2010

In another clear sign of the dramatic revolution under way within retail pharmacy, Walgreens has...

June 1, 2010

Supervalu on Tuesday promoted J. Andrew Herring as the company’s EVP market and real estate...