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Sundial Brands’ Dennis makes ‘Most Creative People’ list

Sundial Brands’ Dennis makes ‘Most Creative People’ list

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Richelieu Dennis, founder and chief executive officer of Sundial Brands, has been named to the Fast Company 2017 Most Creative People list. Sundial said Tuesday that Dennis was recognized in the Most Creative People list’s Fashion and Beauty segment. The Amityville, N.Y.-based

Rite Aid taps Black as chief human resources officer

Rite Aid taps Black as chief human resources officer

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has promoted Ken Black to senior vice president and chief human resources officer. He succeeds Dedra Castle, who is leaving the company for personal health reasons. “On behalf of the entire Rite Aid team, I thank Dedra for

Former Family Dollar exec Wong is CMO at Lowe’s

Former Family Dollar exec Wong is CMO at Lowe’s

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Former Family Dollar executive Jocelyn Wong has been named chief marketing officer at the home improvement retailer Lowe’s Cos. Wong most recently served as senior vice president and general merchandising manager for the seasonal business at Lowe’s. In her new position, she

Costco settles with DOJ over improper pharmacy controls

Costco settles with DOJ over improper pharmacy controls

WASHINGTON — Costco Wholesale Corp. has agreed to pay $11.75 million in a settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on claims that it improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances. Also under the settlement, over the next three years the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) can

Target names Rick Gomez as marketing chief

Target names Rick Gomez as marketing chief

MINNEAPOLIS — Rick Gomez has been promoted to executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Target Corp., effective January 29. Gomez, who has been senior vice president of brand and category marketing, succeeds Jeff Jones, who had left the company to join Uber Technologies

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RETAIL NEWS

Supervalu names Anne Dament senior VP

MINNEAPOLIS — Supervalu Inc. has appointed Anne Dament as senior vice president of retail, merchandising and marketing. In this role, she will lead the company’s retail banner operations, oversee the retail merchandising and marketing functions, and report to Mark Gross, Supervalu’s president and chief executive

Kroger taps Perin for government relations

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has appointed Matt Perin head of government relations and regulatory affairs. Perin will be responsible for Kroger’s federal government relations efforts, including working  with the company’s supermarket operating divisions and other subsidiaries to counsel and guide state and local advocacy activities.

Ahold USA announces leadership changes

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA has named Don Sussman, president of the Stop & Shop New York Metro division, executive vice president of merchandising at Ahold USA. Sussman has more than 37 years of retail experience, including leadership roles in marketing and merchandising, and he

NRF Foundation launches jobs initiative

NEW YORK – A group of retailers and nonprofits brought together by the NRF Foundation have launched an effort designed to help more people of all ages and backgrounds acquire the skills they need to get jobs in stores, and then turn those jobs into

Walmart reorganizes executive ranks

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is realigning its top management to have several executives oversee both online and in-store operations. Chief marketing officer Tony Rogers will now take on online and digital marketing efforts, including for Jet.com, according to an internal company memo cited by The

SUPPLIER NEWS

Sundial’s Dennis makes ‘Most Creative People’ list

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Richelieu Dennis, founder and chief executive officer of Sundial Brands, has been named to the Fast Company 2017 Most Creative People list. Sundial said Tuesday that Dennis was recognized in the Most Creative People list’s Fashion and Beauty segment. The Amityville, N.Y.-based

Revlon shifting to brand-centric structure

NEW YORK — Revlon Inc. this week said it’s realigning its organizational structure around its global brands. Plans call for the beauty care and cosmetics giant to adopt a brand-centric structure based on four global teams: Revlon, Elizabeth Arden, Fragrances and Portfolio Brands. Revlon said

EcoTools debuts New Modern Eco collection

GURNEE, Ill. — Paris Presents Inc.’s EcoTools brand is celebrating its 10th anniversary by unveiling the New Modern Eco Collection, featuring rebranding and new product innovation in all categories. The brand said it is advancing its hair, bath and spa and makeup application collections, including

National Sales Solutions taps Siporin as president

ST. LOUIS — National Sales Solutions (NSS) has promoted Rich Siporin to the position of president. In addition to his current sales role, he will now have expanded responsibility for NSS’ future growth and strategic planning. “We are pleased with the reputation NSS has built

Mylan to acquire Cold-EEZE

PITTSBURGH — Mylan N.V. plans to acquire the global rights to the Cold-EEZE over-the-counter cold remedy brand from ProPhase Labs Inc. Under the agreement, Mylan’s U.S. O-T-C subsidiary will buy substantially all of the assets and other rights relating to the Cold-EEZE brand. Financial terms

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