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March 7, 2012

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, in partnership with Auburn University and with sponsorship from Accenture, on Wednesday released the third annual State of The Retail Supply Chain report.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Retail Industry Leaders Association, in partnership with Auburn University and with sponsorship from Accenture, on Wednesday released the third annual State of The Retail Supply Chain report.

@RILAtweets will moderate a live Twitter chat March 7 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. EST via #RILAchat to discuss the report findings.

February 28, 2012

A consumer-driven healthcare technology company has expanded its executive team to include a newly created position.

ATLANTA — A consumer-driven healthcare technology company has expanded its executive team to include a newly created position.

SoloHealth on Tuesday announced the appointment of Mike Griffin as its chief revenue officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Griffin will lead the company's long-term revenue generation and oversee the strategic direction of sales and marketing. Prior to joining SoloHealth, Griffin served as EVP marketing and strategic development at EyeWonder, a provider of interactive digital advertising products.

February 22, 2012

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday named Alex Gorsky CEO of the company, effective April 26, the date of the company’s annual meeting of shareholders.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday named Alex Gorsky CEO of the company, effective April 26, the date of the company’s annual meeting of shareholders. Gorsky also has been nominated for election to the board of directors at the meeting.

February 21, 2012

An executive order from the Obama administration has spurred the Food and Drug Administration to address shortages of two cancer drugs and issue draft guidance for the industry to help prevent future shortages, the agency said Tuesday.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — An executive order from the Obama administration has spurred the Food and Drug Administration to address shortages of two cancer drugs and issue draft guidance for the industry to help prevent future shortages, the agency said Tuesday.

February 15, 2012

Fuse Science announced that one of its advisory board members has taken on a new role.

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. — Fuse Science announced that one of its advisory board members has taken on a new role.

Jeanne Hebert, a 20-year industry veteran, will become VP marketing and clinical research, effectively immediately. Her responsibilities will include advancing product innovation through development and commercialization phases, including work with suppliers on product design and advanced medical prototyping.

Prior to her new role, Hebert worked for such companies as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Merck and Integral Orthopedics.

February 13, 2012

AmerisourceBergen on Monday announced that Michael DiCandilo, the company's EVP and CFO, has left the company to pursue other interests, effective immediately.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — AmerisourceBergen on Monday announced that Michael DiCandilo, the company's EVP and CFO, has left the company to pursue other interests, effective immediately.

February 9, 2012

The National Association for Female Executives on Wednesday released its list of the "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women."

NEW YORK — The National Association for Female Executives on Wednesday released its list of the "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women."

General Mills, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble were all listed in the top 10 on that list. Other notable supplier and retail companies included Abbott, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cardinal Health, Colgate-Palmolive, Eli Lilly, Kraft Foods, Merck and Walmart.

February 1, 2012

A former Johnson & Johnson executive has been appointed to serve as interim CEO for Savient Pharmaceuticals.

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A former Johnson & Johnson executive has been appointed to serve as interim CEO for Savient Pharmaceuticals.

Savient's board of directors appointed David Norton to serve as interim CEO, succeeding current CEO John Johnson, who is leaving the company to become president, CEO and chairman-elect of biotechnology company Denderon. Savient's board said it will conduct a search process for a permanent CEO.

Norton, who is a member of Savient's board, formerly served as J&J company group chairman of global pharmaceuticals.

January 30, 2012

Biogen Idec has appointed a former Lenovo executive to serve as its EVP human resources.

WESTON, Mass. — Biogen Idec has appointed a former Lenovo executive to serve as its EVP human resources.

January 30, 2012

The Food Marketing Institute on Monday honored three supermarket executives for their achievements in the industry during FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference in Orlando, Fla., the association announced.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Food Marketing Institute on Monday honored three supermarket executives for their achievements in the industry during FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference here, the association announced.

January 23, 2012

Molson Coors has combined two senior positions on its executive leadership team into one.

DENVER — Molson Coors has combined two senior positions on its executive leadership team into one.

The company said its chief legal officer Samuel Walker now will serve as chief people and legal officer. Molsons Coors' current chief people officer, Ralph Hargrow, is stepping down from his role to pursue other career opportunities.

Walker has served as VP and global chief legal officer since the merger of Molson and Coors in 2005. Previously, he was U.S. and worldwide chief legal officer and group VP at Coors Brewing Co. since 2002.

January 20, 2012

SymphonyIRI Group on Thursday identified the executives sitting on its new board of directors, including the naming of Lawrence Benjamin as chairman.

CHICAGO — SymphonyIRI Group on Thursday identified the executives sitting on its new board of directors, including the naming of Lawrence Benjamin as chairman.

A 25-year veteran, Benjamin most recently held several executive positions at Royal Ahold, including CEO of U.S. foodservice, COO of Ahold's U.S. retail businesses, EVP and a seat on the company's global board. Previously, he was CEO for NutraSweet and president of the frozen meals division of Kraft. Benjamin currently is a senior adviser at New Mountain Capital.

January 18, 2012

Beauty brand E.L.F. Cosmetics has appointed former Markwins International executive Shawn Haynes as VP retail sales, a newly created position.

NEW YORK — Beauty brand E.L.F. Cosmetics has appointed former Markwins International executive Shawn Haynes as VP retail sales, a newly created position.

Haynes’ role with E.L.F. will focus on expanding the brand’s distribution primarily in the United States, while also strategizing new ways to strengthen E.L.F’s existing retail partnerships. Haynes will report to Joey Shamah, CEO and co-founder of E.L.F. Cosmetics.

January 17, 2012

Former Revlon executive Jack Stahl has been appointed to Saks’ board of directors, effective Jan. 16. He also will serve on the audit committee of the board.

NEW YORK — Former Revlon executive Jack Stahl has been appointed to Saks’ board of directors, effective Jan. 16. He also will serve on the audit committee of the board.

January 16, 2012

It couldn't have been choreographed better if Bob Fosse himself had orchestrated Walgreens' annual shareholders' meeting.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — It couldn't have been choreographed better if Bob Fosse himself had orchestrated Walgreens' annual shareholders' meeting. It started on Monday, Jan. 9, when Walgreens' executive team entertained reporters to unveil the latest flagship location on State and Randolph. That evening, Illinois governor Pat Quinn and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel stood with flagship architect Joe Magnacca and officially christened the new store before Tuesday's grand opening.

January 12, 2012

Drug maker Octapharma USA has appointed David Holliday as VP commercial development, the company said.

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Drug maker Octapharma USA has appointed David Holliday as VP commercial development, the company said.

January 9, 2012

A former Dell executive has stepped into a new role at a consumer-driven marketing leader.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A former Dell executive has stepped into a new role at a consumer-driven marketing leader.

Catalina Marketing said John Miles will serve as EVP and chief information officer and will be responsible for leading IT strategy, research and development and new product development. Prior to joining the company, Miles served as CIO for Dell's global commercial and consumer businesses.

Miles replaces Eric Williams, a 19-year company veteran.

January 3, 2012

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced that Shlomo Yanai, president and CEO, will retire from his post in May.

JERUSALEM — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced that Shlomo Yanai, president and CEO, will retire from his post in May.

Yanai, who has served in this capacity for five years, has helped Teva expand from a mainly generics business to a more diversified pharmaceutical company, with expected 2012 revenue of approximately $22 billion, and an expanded footprint in the European, Asian and Latin America markets.

December 20, 2011

At its annual Analyst Day in New York on Tuesday, CVS Caremark executives outlined strong growth for 2012 and unveiled several new offerings and initiatives that are expected to help drive profitable long-term growth as it works to reinvent pharmacy and focus on its “integration sweet spots.”

NEW YORK — At its annual Analyst Day in New York on Tuesday, CVS Caremark executives outlined strong growth for 2012 and unveiled several new offerings and initiatives that are expected to help drive profitable long-term growth as it works to reinvent pharmacy and focus on its “integration sweet spots.”

December 20, 2011

A former Altria Group executive has joined the Jones Soda board of directors.

SEATTLE — A former Altria Group executive has joined the Jones Soda board of directors.

Richard Cautero was appointed to the role by the existing board, the company said. In addition to working at Altria Group for nearly 30 years (most recently serving as VP finance for corporate planning and strategy), he also served as chief financial and operating officer for Maxwell House, a division of Kraft Foods.

December 19, 2011

Family Dollar Stores on Monday named Paul White to the position of EVP and chief merchandising officer. White will report to Mike Bloom, president and COO.

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores on Monday named Paul White to the position of EVP and chief merchandising officer. White will report to Mike Bloom, president and COO.

“Through Paul’s leadership and strategic vision, Family Dollar has created a compelling mix of discretionary merchandise, which has led to a more fun place to shop for our customers,” Bloom said. “Paul’s promotion will help us continue to broaden our appeal and deliver greater value to our customers.”

December 15, 2011

Mentholatum on Thursday announced two executive moves. Jean Legros was appointed to the role of senior director of marketing overseeing all brands, and Brian Rola was promoted to senior director of U.S. sales.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Mentholatum on Thursday announced two executive moves. Jean Legros was appointed to the role of senior director of marketing overseeing all brands, and Brian Rola was promoted to senior director of U.S. sales.

Legros has domestic and international experience and began his career in brand management for food products in France and has held marketing and business development positions at Mead Johnson Nutritionals and Dannon, prior to joining Mentholatum.

December 14, 2011

Johnson & Johnson recently named Michael Sneed to oversee its global marketing and public relations functions, according to a report published Tuesday on AdAge.com, effective Jan. 1.

NEW YORK — Johnson & Johnson recently named Michael Sneed to oversee its global marketing and public relations functions, according to a report published Tuesday on AdAge.com, effective Jan. 1. He will take over from Brian Perkins, J&J's top marketing executive who is expected to retire in March, according to the report.

Perkins, along with Ray Jordan, corporate VP public affairs and corporate communications, will report to Sneed during the transition.

December 13, 2011

Generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals has added four new executives, the company said.

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals has added four new executives, the company said.

Joseph Todisco has been appointed SVP global corporate strategy and business development. Previously serving as VP business development for Ranbaxy, Todisco will be responsible for the growth of Amneal's U.S. generics business and development of partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.

December 8, 2011

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association has appointed a new executive who will help guide the organization's newly created research and education institute.

WASHINGTON — The Generic Pharmaceutical Association has appointed a new executive who will help guide the organization's newly created research and education institute.

The organization announced Thursday the appointment of Ahaviah Glaser as VP policy and strategic alliances. Glaser previously was a member of AARP's government affairs team.