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January 5, 2011



Dollar sales for energy drinks were up 8.2% in drug stores for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 31, 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group. Energy shot dollar sales in the channel fared even better, with sales surging nearly 12% for the same period.


Despite occasional controversy, demand remains strong for the beverages, and the segment is poised to become even more significant as its appeal broadens beyond its original target consumer group.


January 5, 2011

The Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association on Wednesday announced their support for a research study about how consumers use brand websites and how the use of these websites impacts shoppers’ in-store buying behavior.

WASHINGTON — The Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association on Wednesday announced their support for a research study about how consumers use brand websites and how the use of these websites impacts shoppers’ in-store buying behavior.

January 5, 2011

MIAMI — With new leadership at the helm, Navarro Discount Pharmacy continues its goal of catering to the needs of the Hispanic community in the Miami area. Navarro is the largest Hispanic-owned drug store chain in the United States, with 28 locations that cater to the Hispanic market through their product offerings and services.


The company, which garnered about $320 million in sales in 2009, tapped in late 2009 former Bigg’s executive Steve Kaczynski to serve as CEO, and has since further bolstered its management team as part of its expansion strategy.


January 4, 2011

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Monday named Bill Head as the association’s VP government affairs, effective Jan. 17, and promoted David Spangler as the association’s SVP policy, general counsel and secretary, effective immediately.

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Monday named Bill Head as the association’s VP government affairs, effective Jan. 17, and promoted David Spangler as the association’s SVP policy, general counsel and secretary, effective immediately.

January 4, 2011

Sears Holdings' SVP procurement and finance has been promoted.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings' SVP procurement and finance has been promoted.

Deidra Cheeks Merriwether now holds the title of SVP and president of retail services, succeeding James Haworth. In this role, Merriwether, who joined the corporation in 2001, will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of retail services for the broadline retailer's Kmart and Sears stores.

Merriwether currently serves as a member of Sears Canada's board of directors and is the executive sponsor of the company's African-American Associate Network.

December 20, 2010

Valeant Pharmaceuticals' former SVP and corporate controller has been appointed to the role of interim CFO.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Valeant Pharmaceuticals' former SVP and corporate controller has been appointed to the role of interim CFO.

Philip Loberg immediately replaces the drug maker's current CFO, Peggy Mulligan. The company has initiated a search to identify a permanent replacement.

December 15, 2010

Retail giant Kroger has named a new divisional president, replacing an executive who recently was promoted to SVP retail operations.

CINCINNATI — Retail giant Kroger has named a new divisional president, replacing an executive who recently was promoted to SVP retail operations.

Sukanya Madlinger, who worked for Kroger for nearly 25 years, now will be president of the company's Cincinnati/Dayton division — which operates 110 stores in Cincinnati, Dayton, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana — replacing Geoffrey Covert. Covert was named SVP retail operations for Kroger after the retirement of Paul Scutt.

December 15, 2010

Prestige Brands last month announced the introduction of Little Colds Honey Elixir, a nonmedicated treatment for cough and sore throat, as the newest addition to the Little Remedies line.

IRVINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige Brands last month announced the introduction of Little Colds Honey Elixir, a nonmedicated treatment for cough and sore throat, as the newest addition to the Little Remedies line.

“The incidence of cough is already higher this year than last [year] among children [under 5 years of age], according to the Fan Flu data reports in November,” stated Jean Boyko, SVP science and technology at Prestige.

December 10, 2010

Just two weeks after announcing the exit of its SVP retail operations, Kroger announced a replacement on Friday.

CINCINNATI — Just two weeks after announcing the exit of its SVP retail operations, Kroger announced a replacement on Friday.

Geoffrey Covert, a seasoned Kroger executive, will become SVP retail operations, effective Jan. 1. He will be responsible for leading the company's programs and processes focused on operating efficiency, store productivity and associate and customer safety, Kroger said. Prior to this position, Covert served as president of the company's Cincinnati/Dayton division for the past six years.

December 9, 2010

Harris Interactive on Thursday released the 2010 results of the first annual "Youth EquiTrend" study, which asked 8-to-24-year-olds to rate brands on several key elements of brand equity, including familiarity, quality and purchase consideration.

NEW YORK — Harris Interactive on Thursday released the 2010 results of the first annual "Youth EquiTrend" study, which asked 8-to-24-year-olds to rate brands on several key elements of brand equity, including familiarity, quality and purchase consideration.

December 7, 2010

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — As Walmart’s U.S. stores division looks to execute a broad slate of initiatives in the coming year to recharge domestic growth, it does so under the leadership of a new chief executive and a restructured merchandising organization.


December 7, 2010

Functional beverages are moving to the next level. Sean Seitzinger, partner at Symphony Consulting of the SymphonyIRI Group, said that functional foods are one of the fastest-growing areas of the supermarket, recording 27% growth over the past three years. “Functional beverages, which comprise 63% of the category, are the center plate of that story,” Seitzinger said.


December 7, 2010

Independent and chain pharmacy groups are making a new push to stake a firm claim to the new healthcare system emerging with the health-reform law enacted earlier this year.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Independent and chain pharmacy groups are making a new push to stake a firm claim to the new healthcare system emerging with the health-reform law enacted earlier this year.

Weighing in on a major aspect of the new law, the independent pharmacy lobby is urging federal health officials to untangle government red tape that could prevent pharmacies from fully participating in newly created health-provider organizations.

November 24, 2010

A 45-year Kroger veteran will retire from his post in February.

CINCINNATI — A 45-year Kroger veteran will retire from his post in February.

Paul Scutt, who began his career with Kroger in 1965 as a store clerk, currently serves at the retailer's SVP retail operations.

November 22, 2010

A drug maker has named a former executive at Tengion to the newly created post of SVP quality ...

LAKE FOREST, Ill. A drug maker has named a former executive at Tengion to the newly created post of SVP quality.

Hospira said Francois Dubois would be responsible for the global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company's global quality systems, and will serve as a member of Hospira's senior leadership team. Dubois will report directly to Christopher Begley, Hospira's chairman and CEO.

November 17, 2010

MinuteClinic, CVS Caremark's network of walk-in medical clinics, was highlighted as a breakthrough innovator in...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — MinuteClinic, CVS Caremark's network of walk-in medical clinics, was highlighted as a breakthrough innovator in healthcare delivery by the World Economic Forum's Innovative Health Care Delivery Project.

In addition, MinuteClinic president and CVS Caremark SVP and associate chief medical officer Andrew Sussman presented MinuteClinic's approach to care at a World Economic Forum satellite session attended by healthcare experts, regulatory representatives, researchers and other innovators in Montreux, Switzerland, this week.

November 15, 2010

The Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday announced the appointment of Susan Borra as SVP communications...

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday announced the appointment of Susan Borra as SVP communications for the nation’s largest food retail trade association, effective Dec. 1.

 

November 14, 2010

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November 10, 2010

The CRN Foundation, the educational nonprofit affiliate of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, on Wednesday...

WASHINGTON The CRN Foundation, the educational nonprofit affiliate of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, on Wednesday elected four board members.

The CRN Foundation Board elected Karen Todd, director of marketing at Kyowa Hakko, as chair; Jim Flaherty, SVP marketing and advertising at NBTY, as vice chair; Marjorie Fine, EVP, general counsel and secretary at Shaklee, as treasurer; and Judy Blatman, SVP communications of the Council for Responsible Nutrition, as secretary. 

 

November 10, 2010

The Food Marketing Institute announced Wednesday the creation of the Center of Excellence for Food...

ARLINGTON, Va. The Food Marketing Institute announced Wednesday the creation of the Center of Excellence for Food Safety and Protection, uniting food safety experts and professionals from government relations, asset protection, food defense, supply chain management, health and wellness, sustainability and industry relations to address all aspects of food safety.

November 1, 2010

In testimony before the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, CVS Caremark’s SVP specialty pharmacy...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. In testimony before the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, CVS Caremark’s SVP specialty pharmacy operations, Scott Reid, reiterated the company’s support that the FDA implement regulations necessary to approve biogeneric drugs under the Affordable Care Act.

October 31, 2010

The DR Doctor On-Premises Walk-In Medical Care clinics, which are located within select Duane Reade...

NEW YORK The DR Doctor On-Premises Walk-In Medical Care clinics, which are located within select Duane Reade stores and are managed by Consumer Health Services, now will accept Medicare.

October 25, 2010

Navarro Discount Pharmacies, which operates 28 stores in Miami, has bolstered its management team with...

October 24, 2010

Scott Melville has been named the new president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, succeeding...

WASHINGTON —Scott Melville has been named the new president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, succeeding Linda Suydam, who is retiring after eight years with CHPA. The news becomes official Nov. 1.

October 24, 2010

An industry titan soon will exit the stage. But those who have known Frank Maione...