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April 14, 2014

Ahold USA on Monday announced that Amy Hahn has been appointed to the newly created position of SVP marketing effective April 28.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA on Monday announced that Amy Hahn has been appointed to the newly created position of SVP marketing effective April 28. In this role, Hahn will lead and drive critical initiatives of strategic marketing, market insights and analytics, advertising, promotion, brand development, corporate communications, innovation, digital strategy and execution. 

She will also be responsible for developing digital retailing and loyalty plans.

April 14, 2014

Angelo Voxakis recently announced his retirement after 16 years as president and CEO of Epic Pharmacies, a national network of independently owned pharmacies, effective December 31.

COCKEYSVILLE, Md. — Angelo Voxakis recently announced his retirement after 16 years as president and CEO of Epic Pharmacies, a national network of independently owned pharmacies, effective December 31. An executive search committee has been formed. 

April 14, 2014

Pacific World Cosmetics has tapped Neutrogena executive Jim Colleran to serve as its new CEO.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — Pacific World Cosmetics has tapped Neutrogena executive Jim Colleran to serve as its new CEO. Colleran will lead all efforts for the corporation’s multiple beauty and health brands, which include SensatioNail, Nailene, Trim, Dr. G’s and Fing’rs.

April 11, 2014

The New York State legislature recently wrapped up its 2015 budget negotiations with a favorable outcome for community pharmacy as it rejected an executive branch proposal to change how New York’s Medicaid program reimburses pharmacies for prescription medications.

WASHINGTON — The New York State legislature recently wrapped up its 2015 budget negotiations with a favorable outcome for community pharmacy: It rejected an executive branch proposal to change how New York’s Medicaid program reimburses pharmacies for prescription medications.

If enacted, the proposal would have cut payments to pharmacies by $82 million annually, according to estimates, by setting the price for drugs based on a three-month rolling average acquisition cost.

April 11, 2014

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned her post, according to published reports.

WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned her post, according to published reports. 

President Obama accepted the resignation this week and intends to announce that he will nominate Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace Sebelius. A formal announcement is expected Friday, according to reports. 

March 26, 2014

Celebrity beauty licensing company Boldface Group has named former Smashbox executive John LaBonty as president and CEO.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Celebrity beauty licensing company Boldface Group has named former Smashbox executive John LaBonty as president and CEO.

March 25, 2014

Beauty company Coty Inc. has appointed Mario Reis as EVP, supply chain, effective May 1.

NEW YORK — Beauty company Coty Inc. has appointed Mario Reis as EVP, supply chain, effective May 1.

Reis succeeds Darryl McCall, who will work on the transition and other projects to ensure continuity in supply chain performance before his retirement on Dec. 31, 2014. Reis will join the executive committee and will report to Michele Scannavini, CEO. He will be based in Geneva.

March 21, 2014

Grocer A&P has named company COO Paul Hertz as president and CEO, effective immediately.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P has named company COO Paul Hertz as president and CEO, effective immediately.

Hertz succeeds Sam Martin. In January, A&P confirmed Martin’s departure. Martin, a former OfficeMax executive joined A&P as CEO in July 2010, succeeding Ron Marshall, who left the company after serving less than six months at the helm.

March 20, 2014

Members of the board of directors of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesday were elected at the association’s Annual Executive Conference at Amelia Island, Fla.

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — Members of the board of directors of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Wednesday were elected at the association’s Annual Executive Conference. James Mackey, SVP U.S. Region Head, Merck Consumer Care, will continue to serve as chair for a second term.  

March 19, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday awarded the Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award to George Quesnelle, former president, North America, Consumer Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, during the association’s Annual Executive Conference.

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday awarded the Ivan D. Combe Lifetime Achievement Award to George Quesnelle, former president, North America, Consumer Healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline, during the association’s Annual Executive Conference. 

March 18, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday announced the members of the CHPA Educational Foundation Board during the association’s Annual Executive Conference held here.

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday announced the members of the CHPA Educational Foundation Board during the association’s Annual Executive Conference held here.

March 18, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association this year will be focusing on restoring OTC eligibility under flexible spending accounts and helping to finalize OTC monographs, Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, told attendees of the 2014 CHPA Annual Executive Conference Tuesday morning.

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association this year will be focusing on restoring OTC eligibility under flexible spending accounts and helping to finalize OTC monographs, Scott Melville, CHPA president and CEO, told attendees of the 2014 CHPA Annual Executive Conference Tuesday morning. 

March 7, 2014

Big Lots has elevated CFO Timothy A. Johnson to EVP. CFO. Johnson has served as financial chief since 2012 with primary responsibility for all financial disciplines within the company

COLUMBUS, OH — Big Lots has elevated CFO Timothy A. Johnson to EVP, CFO. Johnson has served as financial chief since 2012 with primary responsibility for all financial disciplines within the company including financial reporting and controls, treasury, risk management, tax, internal audit, financial planning and analysis and investor relations.

March 6, 2014

Cerberus won the bid for Safeway. Safeway and Albertsons on Thursday announced a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway in a deal valued at more than $9.1 billion.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Cerberus won the bid for Safeway.

Safeway and Albertsons on Thursday announced a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway in a deal valued at more than $9.1 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year. 

The companies will operate independently until closing. 

March 5, 2014

Personal care company Kimberly-Clark, whose portfolio includes Kotex, has announced executive changes designed to further enhance its focus on executing its global business plan and driving global expansion.

DALLAS — Personal care company Kimberly-Clark, whose portfolio includes Kotex, has announced executive changes designed to further enhance its focus on executing its global business plan and driving global expansion.

Elane Stock, group president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, has been elected group president of K-C International, and is succeeding Christian Brickman, who has announced his intent to pursue a senior executive officer position outside of K-C.

March 4, 2014

Orabrush, a maker of oral care products, has appointed Brent Rambo, a former executive at Sony Online Entertainment, as the company’s chief technology officer.

OREM, Utah — Orabrush, a maker of oral care products, has appointed Brent Rambo, a former executive at Sony Online Entertainment, as the company’s chief technology officer.

In this newly created position, Rambo will lead a new ad-technology division to develop new proprietary processes and systems for the company to maximize and scale its YouTube advertising and marketing model.

March 3, 2014

Ahold USA on Monday announced that Tom Lenkevich will join the Giant/Martin's division as president, effective March 4, reporting to Bhavdeep Singh, EVP operations, Ahold USA.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA on Monday announced that Tom Lenkevich will join the Giant/Martin's division as president, effective March 4, reporting to Bhavdeep Singh, EVP operations, Ahold USA.  

February 25, 2014

AB Acquisition LLC, which operates Albertson’s LLC and New Albertson’s Inc., has appointed Rick Navarro, who had been the company’s CFO since its inception in 2006, as chief administrative officer. Succeeding Navarro as the company’s CFO is former Nash Finch executive Robert Dimond.

BOISE, Idaho — AB Acquisition LLC, which operates Albertson’s LLC and New Albertson’s Inc., has appointed Rick Navarro, who had been the company’s CFO since its inception in 2006, as chief administrative officer. Succeeding Navarro as the company’s CFO is former Nash Finch executive Robert Dimond.

In his new role, Navarro will oversee the IT, legal, business development, human resources and public affairs functions.

February 25, 2014

Revlon announced on Tuesday several executive moves, including the departure of Chris Elshaw, Revlon’s EVP and COO, effective immediately.

NEW YORK — Revlon announced on Tuesday several executive moves, including the departure of Chris Elshaw, Revlon’s EVP and COO, effective immediately.

“After 12 years with the company I felt it was time to seek a new challenge. I’ve very much enjoyed working with my colleagues and business partners to develop our business around the world, and I am proud of the many achievements during my time at Revlon. I wish the team well in the next stage of their journey,” Elshaw said.

February 20, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Carol Kelly has joined the Society for Women’s Health Research board of directors.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Carol Kelly has joined the Society for Women’s Health Research board of directors.

Kelly is an expert in healthcare policy with a distinguished career in senior government positions, corporate leadership roles and as a senior executive in several healthcare associations. Her three-year term begins April 2.

February 20, 2014

How retail pharmacies invest in technology and harness the flood of patient and drug utilization data it generates will determine, in large part, the future of the profession and its relevance to a fast-changing health system seeking new cost-saving solutions and more effective approaches to patient care and disease prevention.

Where is pharmacy technology headed, and how will it be put to use by pharmacists and the companies that employ them?

February 11, 2014

Multicultural cosmetics brand Milani has hit the ground running this year with a new leadership team, a re-energized brand platform and marketing and communications plans to enter its next evolution in business in 2014.

LOS ANGELES — Multicultural cosmetics brand Milani has hit the ground running this year with a new leadership team, a re-energized brand platform and marketing and communications plans to enter its next evolution in business in 2014.

As the brand embarks on its next stage of evolution, a new team of executives has taken on leadership roles at Milani:

February 6, 2014

Hair care company Ouidad has announced the appointment of former Kao Brands executive David Stern as president and CEO.

NEW YORK — Hair care company Ouidad has announced the appointment of former Kao Brands executive David Stern as president and CEO.  

February 5, 2014

John Mulligan, EVP and CFO of Target, said the retailer is deeply sorry for its late 2013 data security breach and is aware that consumer confidence in the company is shaken; his comments came during a Feb. 4 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

MINNEAPOLIS — John Mulligan, EVP and CFO of Target, said the retailer is deeply sorry for its late 2013 data security breach and is aware that consumer confidence in the company is shaken; his comments came during a Feb. 4 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

According to Reuters, Mulligan also said that Target discovered 25 registers infected with malware on Dec. 18, contradicting an earlier statement from the retailer that all malware had been removed by Dec. 15.

February 4, 2014

Total beauty sales within the U.S. mass channel rose 1% in 2013, versus 2012, with makeup experiencing the greatest growth at 2%, according to the NPD Group, citing IRI data.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Total beauty sales within the U.S. mass channel rose 1% in 2013, versus 2012, with makeup experiencing the greatest growth at 2%, according to The NPD Group, citing IRI data.

The NPD Group, a global information company, presented the beauty industry’s first look at 2013 global year-end results for skin care, makeup, and fragrance at their 14th annual “Hot Off The Press” event at the Union League Club in New York in late January.