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July 18, 2013

GMDC added two staff members to enhance their services to its membership, the association announced.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — GMDC on Thursday added two staff members to enhance their services to its membership, the association announced. Jason Weber has been named the new member services manager and Joshua Manweiler the new communications specialist.

July 18, 2013

Incoming president and CEO Robert Edwards had a busy first-quarter at Safeway — the company last month agreed to sell its Canadian operations to Sobeys and Safeway initiated an IPO for its Blackhawk prepaid card business.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Incoming president and CEO Robert Edwards had a busy first-quarter at Safeway — the company last month agreed to sell its Canadian operations to Sobeys, and Safeway initiated an IPO for its Blackhawk prepaid card business. Safeway is now a 73% majority owner in the company. "This is an interesting quarter to report," Edwards told analysts Thursday morning. 

July 18, 2013

Supervalu announced the election of the final two members to its reconstituted board: Eric Johnson, president and CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods Co., and Sam Duncan, Supervalu president and CEO.

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu on Thursday announced the election of the final two members to its reconstituted board: Eric Johnson, president and CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods Co., and Sam Duncan, Supervalu president and CEO.

July 18, 2013

Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart, which recently announced plans to be acquired by Loblaw, saw a boost in second-quarter sales and earnings and, according to president and CEO Domenic Pilla, the company is “well-positioned heading into the back half of the year.”

TORONTO — Canada’s Shoppers Drug Mart, which recently announced plans to be acquired by Loblaw, saw a boost in second-quarter sales and earnings, and according to president and CEO Domenic Pilla, the company is “well-positioned heading into the back half of the year.”

July 15, 2013

Acura Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced a second-generation prototype formulation of its methamphetamine-resistant IMPEDE technology with pseudoephedrine hydrochloride yielded no measurable amount of methamphetamine hydrochloride when processed in the direct conversion or one-pot method.

PALATINE, Ill. — Acura Pharmaceuticals on Monday announced a second-generation prototype formulation of its methamphetamine-resistant IMPEDE technology with pseudoephedrine hydrochloride yielded no measurable amount of methamphetamine hydrochloride when processed in the direct conversion or one-pot method.  

July 15, 2013

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association announced that Lisa Murphy Early will join the association as VP finance and administration and CFO.

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Monday announced that Lisa Murphy Early will join the association as VP finance and administration and CFO. 

“Lisa is a highly experienced association executive with extensive financial, managerial and strategic planning experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors,” stated CHPA president and CEO Scott Melville. 

July 15, 2013

Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart announced on Monday a definitive agreement under which Loblaw will acquire Shoppers Drug Mart for C$12.4 billion in cash and stock.

TORONTO — Loblaw Cos. and Shoppers Drug Mart announced on Monday a definitive agreement under which Loblaw will acquire Shoppers Drug Mart for C$12.4 billion in cash and stock.
 

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 9, 2013

IRI on Tuesday announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh food industry.

CHICAGO — IRI on Tuesday announced the purchase of FreshLook Marketing Group, a leading supplier of market research information and consulting services to the fresh food industry.

July 2, 2013

GNC Holdings on Monday named Alan Feldman and Robert Moran to its board of directors.

PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings on Monday named Alan Feldman and Robert Moran to its board of directors.

"We are pleased to welcome Messrs. Feldman and Moran to the GNC Board," stated Joseph Fortunato, GNC chairman, president and CEO. "Their extensive experience leading global consumer brands and retail operations, both domestically and overseas, and past experience as CEOs of retail businesses should add significant strength to our board as we execute our future strategies."

July 2, 2013

UrgentRx on Monday named Michael Valentino to the company's board.

DENVER — UrgentRx on Monday named Michael Valentino to the company's board. Valentino brings more than 30 years of leadership experience at both major pharmaceutical companies and venture-backed start-ups. His most recent commercial responsibility was with Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals as president and CEO, UrgentRx reported. 

July 1, 2013

In a new article in Men's Health magazine, pharmacists are listed among a number of other health and wellness professionals dubbed "health detectives," and seeing them about certain health problems is described as an alternative to seeing the doctor.

To regular readers of DSN, the idea of pharmacists as the face of neighborhood health care or physician extender is old news. But it's still a relatively new concept to the public at large, and that's why the Men's Health article is such a big deal and why it got a response from National Association of Chain Drug Stores' president and CEO Steven Anderson.

In a new article in Men's Health magazine, pharmacists are listed among a number of other health and wellness professionals dubbed "health detectives," and seeing them about certain health problems is described as an alternative to seeing the doctor.

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 20, 2013

CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo was honored at a June 18 reception held at Providence Public Library for his and the company’s ongoing support of the March of Dimes mission.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo was honored at a June 18 reception held at Providence Public Library for his and the company’s ongoing support of the March of Dimes mission.

June 19, 2013

Estée Lauder Cos., whose brands include Aveda, Bumble and bumble and American Beauty, has appointed former Heineken N.V. and PepsiCo executive Michael O’Hare to serve as its EVP global human resources.

NEW YORK — Estée Lauder Cos., whose brands include Aveda, Bumble and bumble and American Beauty, has appointed former Heineken N.V. and PepsiCo executive Michael O’Hare to serve as its EVP global human resources.
 
O’Hare will report jointly to William P. Lauder, executive chairman, and Fabrizio Freda, president and CEO. He assumes his new position on Sept. 30.

June 18, 2013

Consumer packaged goods companies and retailers that sell their products have managed to stay strong despite economic difficulty, according to a new report.

WASHINGTON — Consumer packaged goods companies and retailers that sell their products have managed to stay strong despite economic difficulty, according to a new report.

The 2013 financial performance report, "Growth Strategies: Unlocking the Power of the Consumer," conducted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and PwC, found that despite overall slowing net sales growth rates in 2012, food, beverage and household product companies had respective sales growth of 7%, 5.5% and 3.2%.

June 17, 2013

Patent settlements between brand and generic drug makers commonly referred to as "pay-for-delay" settlements are not necessarily against the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

NEW YORK — Patent settlements between brand and generic drug makers commonly referred to as "pay-for-delay" settlements are not necessarily against the law, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.

June 13, 2013

Retail sales are up nearly 5% from one year ago, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Commerce.

WASHINGTON — Retail sales are up nearly 5% from one year ago, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Commerce.

Amid improved consumer confidence and higher spending, May retail sales — which exclude cars, gas stations and restaurants — increased 4.8% from May 2012 and 0.6% from last month.

June 12, 2013

Safeway announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Canadian operations through a sale of the net assets of Canada Safeway Limited to Sobeys, a Canadian food retailer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, for $5.7 billion in cash plus the assumption of certain liabilities.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Wednesday announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Canadian operations through a sale of the net assets of Canada Safeway Limited to Sobeys, a Canadian food retailer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited, for $5.7 billion in cash plus the assumption of certain liabilities. 

June 11, 2013

B&G Foods, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Robert’s American Gourmet Food, doing business as Pirate Brands, a supplier in the all-natural snack foods category, from VMG Partners, Driven Capital Management, founder Robert Ehrlich and certain other entities and individuals, for approximately $195 million in cash.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — B&G Foods, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Robert’s American Gourmet Food, doing business as Pirate Brands, a supplier in the all-natural snack foods category, from VMG Partners, Driven Capital Management, founder Robert Ehrlich and certain other entities and individuals, for approximately $195 million in cash.

June 11, 2013

Empowered Products on Tuesday announced the successful introduction of its intimacy health personal lubricants Pink and GunOil into mass retail outlets.

LAS VEGAS — Empowered Products on Tuesday announced the successful introduction of its intimacy health personal lubricants Pink and GunOil into mass retail outlets.

 "I am proud of our small, independent company and our proprietary wellness formulas," stated Scott Fraser, president and CEO Empowered Products. "We are an active example of a consumer products company [who has been able] to successfully grow beyond its initial niche market into the mainstream consumer retail space." 

June 10, 2013

With a striking new pharmacy design and workflow system that pulls the pharmacist out from behind the counter and right into the patient waiting area, the nation’s top pharmacy retailer is helping to drive healthcare reform and the accelerating revolution in pharmacy-based patient care.

With a striking new pharmacy design and workflow system that pulls the pharmacist out from behind the counter and right into the patient waiting area, the nation’s top pharmacy retailer is helping to drive healthcare reform and the accelerating revolution in pharmacy-based patient care. And in the process, Walgreens also is dramatically elevating the role of its more than 37,000 pharmacy technicians.

June 7, 2013

The Council for Responsible Nutrition strongly criticized the Center for Science in the Public Interest earlier this week as that organization petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit the sale of Ginkgo biloba.

WASHINGTON — The Council for Responsible Nutrition strongly criticized the Center for Science in the Public Interest earlier this week as that organization petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit the sale of Ginkgo biloba.

June 6, 2013

With former chief A.G. Lafley back at Procter & Gamble as president and CEO, the company is grouping its Global Business Units into four industry-based sectors to support its current growth strategies of strengthening developed market businesses, maintaining developing market momentum, building a strong innovation pipeline and driving productivity improvements.

CINCINNATI — With former chief A.G. Lafley back at Procter & Gamble as president and CEO, the company is grouping its Global Business Units into four industry-based sectors to support its current growth strategies of strengthening developed market businesses, maintaining developing market momentum, building a strong innovation pipeline and driving productivity improvements.

June 5, 2013

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is reminding private sector and government decision makers about the public’s trust of community pharmacists as healthcare advisers and about the ability of new pharmacy services – in conjunction with physicians and other healthcare partners – to help empower patients to improve their health.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is reminding private sector and government decision-makers about the public’s trust of community pharmacists as healthcare advisers and about the ability of new pharmacy services – in conjunction with physicians and other healthcare partners – to help empower patients to improve their health. The statement comes on the heels of an Aflac survey that revealed concerns about Americans’ confidence in their ability to play active roles in “consumer-driven healthcare.”