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August 14, 2013

Walgreens announced an enhanced Daily Living business organization with the promotion and leadership expansion of key marketing and merchandising executives.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Wednesday announced an enhanced Daily Living business organization with the promotion and leadership expansion of key marketing and merchandising executives to further accelerate the company’s strategic growth drivers and advance its vision to be the first choice in health and daily living for everyone in America, and beyond.

August 13, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation announced General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired), former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, as the keynote speaker for the 2013 NACDS Foundation Dinner. The dinner will take place on Dec. 3, 2013, in New York City.

LAS VEGAS — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation on Monday announced General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired), former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, as the keynote speaker for the 2013 NACDS Foundation Dinner. The dinner will take place on Dec. 3, 2013, in New York City.

August 8, 2013

One of the biggest problems with the healthcare reform law is that a lot of people out there don't fully understand it. To educate the general public about the law, a few organizations have come up with simple, online tools aimed at dispelling the confusion.

One of the biggest problems with the healthcare reform law is that a lot of people out there don't fully understand it.

To educate the general public about the law, a few organizations have come up with simple, online tools aimed at dispelling the confusion.

August 8, 2013

CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday the launch of a new online Drug Information Center on CVS.com, which was developed to help consumers take control of their health by providing them with drug information and a variety of innovative resources.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday the launch of a new online Drug Information Center on CVS.com, which was developed to help consumers take control of their health by providing them with drug information and a variety of innovative resources.

August 8, 2013

Numbers can be deceiving in the baby category. While overall category sales are down, the drug channel is seeing nice increases in specific segments within the category. The numbers suggest that drug retailers could be missing an opportunity.

Numbers can be deceiving in the baby category. While overall category sales are down, the drug channel is seeing nice increases in specific segments within the category. The numbers suggest that drug retailers could be missing an opportunity.

August 8, 2013

The pervasiveness of Facebook and Twitter has not killed the greeting card and gift wrap category.

The pervasiveness of Facebook and Twitter has not killed the greeting card and gift wrap category. "Managers are telling us that the category continues to hold its own and, in some cases, is growing nicely," said Mark Deuschle, VP business development and chief marketing officer at the Global Marketing Development Center. "Greeting cards remain not only a top trip driver, but also one of the most profitable categories in the drug store environment," said Sabrina Wiewel, VP of Hallmark's chain drug team.

August 6, 2013

Campbell Soup Co. today announced the appointment of Ed Carolan as president of U.S. Retail, and Tim Hassett as SVP and general manager of Away from Home, and chief customer officer of Campbell North America. Both will report to Mark Alexander, president, Campbell North America

CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell Soup Co. today announced the appointment of Ed Carolan as president of U.S. Retail, and Tim Hassett as SVP and general manager of Away from Home and chief customer officer of Campbell North America. Both will report to Mark Alexander, president of Campbell North America.

August 1, 2013

Sanofi Wednesday evening announced that the Food and Drug Administration's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee voted 10-6 in favor of its switch application of the nasal corticosteroid Nasacort AQ. Two committee members abstained.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Sanofi Wednesday evening announced that the Food and Drug Administration's Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee voted 10-6 in favor of its switch application of the nasal corticosteroid Nasacort AQ. Two committee members abstained. 

August 1, 2013

Reckitt Benckiser named Alexander Lacik, 48, to the position of president, Reckitt Benckiser North America, effective June 2013. Lacik reports directly to Rob de Groot, EVP Europe and North America, and will be a part of the ENA leadership team.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Reckitt Benckiser on Thursday named Alexander Lacik, 48, to the position of president, Reckitt Benckiser North America, effective June 2013. Lacik reports directly to Rob de Groot, EVP Europe and North America, and will be a part of the ENA leadership team.

In his new role, Lacik will be responsible for increasing RB's North American market share, creating new innovations in the health, home and hygiene space, and developing Reckitt's "Powerbrands."

July 25, 2013

As states prepare their health insurance exchanges for open enrollment beginning Oct. 1, a new survey from CVS Caremark shows that while there has been an overall increase in awareness of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many of those eligible to enroll in health exchanges are asking for help.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As states prepare their health insurance exchanges for open enrollment beginning Oct. 1, a new survey from CVS Caremark shows that while there has been an overall increase in awareness of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many of those eligible to enroll in health exchanges are asking for help. To assist customers, CVS Caremark will roll out a company wide information and outreach program.

July 18, 2013

CVS Caremark’s distribution center in Vero Beach, Fla., is leading the company’s effort to hire veterans and military spouses at its CVS/pharmacy stores, distribution centers and corporate offices nationwide.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark’s distribution center in Vero Beach, Fla., is leading the company’s effort to hire veterans and military spouses at its CVS/pharmacy stores, distribution centers and corporate offices nationwide.

July 16, 2013

True Drinks, a healthy beverage provider, announced a distribution agreement to bring its Aquaball kids drink to thousands of Walgreens stores beginning this month.

LOS ANGELES — True Drinks Inc., a healthy beverage provider, announced a distribution agreement to bring products to thousands of Walgreens stores, the nation’s largest drugstore chain. Beginning in July, True Drinks' AquaBall will be available at Walgreens nationwide.

July 12, 2013

More than $8.5 million raised by customers from Walgreens will help pay for treatment support and screenings for breast cancer patients in communities across the country the Susan G. Komen Foundation announced Thursday.

DALLAS — More than $8.5 million raised by customers from Walgreens will help pay for treatment support and screenings for breast cancer patients in communities across the country the Susan G. Komen Foundation announced Thursday.

July 10, 2013

The Food Marketing Institute named Mark Baum SVP industry relations and chief collaboration officer.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute on Wednesday named Mark Baum SVP industry relations and chief collaboration officer. In this newly designed function, Baum will engage retailer, supplier, manufacturer and service provider CEO’s to help improve industry collaboration at all points of the food retail chain. 

July 10, 2013

Fresh from the optimistic Health Mart Annual Meeting, attendees packed the ballrooms of the Venetian Casino and Resort to attend the Health Mart University Live education sessions on June 28 at McKesson ideaShare 2013.

LAS VEGAS — Fresh from the optimistic Health Mart Annual Meeting, attendees packed the ballrooms of the Venetian Casino and Resort to attend the Health Mart University Live education sessions on June 28 at McKesson ideaShare 2013.

Friday’s CE sessions included —

July 10, 2013

Walgreens and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association launched a national campaign to educate consumers about the new healthcare reform law and provide them with key information on how to access coverage and understand other changes they may experience as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association on Wednesday launched a national campaign to educate consumers about the new healthcare reform law and provide them with key information on how to access coverage and understand other changes they may experience as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

June 27, 2013

The U.S. healthcare system could avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in medical costs if medication adherence rates improved, according to the CVS Caremark "2013 State of the States: Adherence Report" released today.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The U.S. healthcare system could avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in medical costs if medication adherence rates improved, according to the CVS Caremark "2013 State of the States: Adherence Report" released today.

June 24, 2013

Schake will represent L'Oréal USA for all corporate communications and will lead the external communications strategy in the areas of public and media relations, industry and government relations, sustainability and crisis communications.

NEW YORK — L'Oréal USA president and CEO Frederic Roze announced on Monday that Kristina Schake will be joining L'Oréal USA as chief communications officer, effective July 8.  

Schake will represent L'Oréal USA for all corporate communications and will lead the external communications strategy in the areas of public and media relations, industry and government relations, sustainability and crisis communications. In addition, Schake will oversee the company's corporate philanthropic programs.

June 18, 2013

Royal Ahold has hired Hanneke Faber as chief commercial officer as part of a new executive committee leadership structure that the Dutch supermarket operator said would allow it to accelerate its "reshaping retail" business strategy by simplifying governance structure and decision making.

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Royal Ahold has hired Hanneke Faber as chief commercial officer as part of a new executive committee leadership structure that the Dutch supermarket operator said would allow it to accelerate its "reshaping retail" business strategy by simplifying governance structure and decision-making.

June 14, 2013

McKesson on Thursday announced seven new clients for its Clear Coverage decision support solution in fiscal year 2013, with an additional seven completing the implementation process.

NEWTON, Mass. — McKesson on Thursday announced seven new clients for its Clear Coverage decision support solution in fiscal year 2013, with an additional seven completing the implementation process. 

New clients, such as Molina Healthcare, are now realizing the benefits of Clear Coverage, which blends coverage, medical appropriateness and provider network intelligence into a single decision stream to support evidence-based, appropriate-care delivery. 

June 11, 2013

Annie's is expanding its line of macaroni and cheese products with the introduction of three macaroni and cheese microwavable cups, available in real aged cheddar, white cheddar and gluten-free rice pasta and cheddar.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Annie's is expanding its line of macaroni and cheese products with the introduction of three macaroni and cheese microwavable cups, available in real aged cheddar, white cheddar and gluten-free rice pasta and cheddar. One of the first microwavable cups with macaroni and cheese made with high quality organic and natural ingredients, Annie's latest product delivers the great taste families expect from Annie's.

May 30, 2013

Mars Chocolate North America announced that a new M&M'S brand Chocolate Bar is in stores.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — On Thursday, Mars Chocolate North America announced that a new M&M'S brand Chocolate Bar is in stores. The M&M'S brand Chocolate Bar combines a creamy, smooth milk chocolate bar with the colorful fun and taste of M&M'S Chocolate Candies, according to the company.

May 29, 2013

NYX Cosmetics, the professional makeup line known for offering a full assortment of "affordable luxury" makeup products, announced the appointment of Cristina Bartolucci as chief creative director.

LOS ANGELES — Today, NYX Cosmetics, the professional makeup line known for offering a full assortment of "affordable luxury" makeup products, announced the appointment of Cristina Bartolucci as chief creative director.

May 17, 2013

Hospira has reappointed its chief scientific officer after he briefly left the country earlier this year, the generic drug maker said.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Hospira has reappointed its chief scientific officer after he briefly left the country earlier this year, the generic drug maker said.

Sumant Ramachandra has been reappointed to the position, effective Friday, and will be in charge of the company's research and development, regulatory and medical affairs.

May 1, 2013

Mars Chocolate, the makers of Snickers brand candy, announced today that the company is teaming up with jockey Rosie Napravnik as she attempts to make history in this weekend's Kentucky Derby race.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Chocolate, the makers of Snickers brand candy, announced today that the company is teaming up with jockey Rosie Napravnik as she attempts to make history in this weekend's Kentucky Derby race.

Mars Chocolate North America officially partnered with Rosie by announcing Snickers will give away 1 million Snickers Bites — which are unwrapped, bite-sized versions of the candy bar — if she wins the famous race on May 4.