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LEADING HEADLINES

Kroger tabs Colleen Lindholz as new pharmacy chief

Kroger tabs Colleen Lindholz as new pharmacy chief

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has expanded Colleen Lindholz’s role beyond heading its retail clinic, naming her president of pharmacy and The Little Clinic. Lindholz has been serving as president of The Little Clinic since 2015. She assumes pharmacy responsibilities from Philecia Avery, who resigned earlier

Fred’s names two new board members

Fred’s names two new board members

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred’s Inc. has appointed two new board members as part of an agreement with hedge fund Alden Global Capital LLC, the discount and pharmacy chain’s largest shareholder. Fred’s said Monday that Steven Rossi, chief executive officer of Digital First Media, and Timothy

NACDS unveils Future Value Targeting initiative

NACDS unveils Future Value Targeting initiative

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As part of its “constant reinvention,” the National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced its “Future Value Targeting” initiative at the 2017 NACDS Annual Meeting. During Sunday’s Business Program at the conference, the association’s leadership described the NACDS Future Value Targeting effort

Target innovation chief Casey Carl to depart

Target innovation chief Casey Carl to depart

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp.’s chief innovation and strategy officer Casey Carl reportedly plans to leave the company, effective May 5. Carl was the executive in charge of imagining the future of retailing at Target, according to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper, which

Ex-Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson enters joint venture

Ex-Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson enters joint venture

CHICAGO — Former Walgreens Boots Alliance chief executive officer Greg Wasson is part of a joint venture to help Fortune 50 companies take advantage of disruptive technologies with significant market potential. Wasson Enterprise, a Chicago-based angel investment group founded by Wasson, and Innventure, co-founded by

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RETAIL NEWS

London Drugs COO Mahlman gets Retailer of Year honors

TORONTO — Clint Mahlman, executive vice president and chief operating officer of London Drugs, has been named the 2017 Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year as part of the Retail Council of Canada’s Excellence in Retail Awards. The Retail Council of Canada said Thursday that

Albertsons pharmacy tech is first to give immunization

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. and the Washington State University College of Pharmacy collaborated on a pilot program to provide immunization training for pharmacy technicians. Aimed at expanding patient access to health care services, the pilot led to the first law allowing pharmacy technicians to

Albertsons promotes Denningham to president

BOISE, Idaho  — Albertsons Cos. on Wednesday announced that executive vice president and chief operating officer Wayne Denningham has been named company president. Bob Miller remains chairman and chief executive officer, roles he has held since April 2015. Denningham will continue to serve as chief

CVS Pharmacy moves ahead with front-end strategy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has unveiled the next phase of its front-end strategy, including new store designs, more better-for-you food and health-focused products, expanded beauty offerings and informational signage storewide. CVS said more than 800 stores nationwide have been remodeled with the new front-end

Walmart’s Project Gigaton targets emissions

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Wednesday launched an initiative to remove one gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions from its supply chain by 2030. The initiative, dubbed Project Gigaton, creates a sustainability platform for companies that share the goal of greenhouse gas reduction. The initiative provides

SUPPLIER NEWS

Sundial Brands honors Tina Knowles-Lawson with award

AMITYVILLE, N.Y. — Sundial Brands, maker of the SheaMoisture skin and hair care brand, has recognized fashion icon, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tina Knowles-Lawson with its first Community Commerce Impact Award. Sundial founder and chief executive officer Richelieu Dennis presented Knowles-Lawson with the award during the

Nature Made launches skin moisture supplement line

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Pharmavite LLC’s Nature Made brand has launched Glow by Nature Made, a skin moisture supplement line. According to the company, the line has been formulated to help support skin hydration, suppleness, firmness and smoothness for adults with dry skin. Glow by Nature

Pharmavite tabs Kellogg’s exec for new sales post

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Tony True has joined Pharmavite LLC as vice president of North American sales, a newly created position. In the role, True will oversee all sales functions in North America, including customer relationships, sales planning and forecasting, customer development and retail execution, as

Braun unveils Series 3 Shave & Style groomer

NEW YORK — Braun has launched the new Series 3 Shave & Style electric shaver, described as “the ideal starter kit” for men looking to stay well-groomed while taking care of their skin. The Procter & Gamble grooming brand said the Braun Series 3 Shave

SheaMoisture Beauty Hack system touts personalization

NEW YORK — SheaMoisture has introduced Beauty Hack, a three-step, at-home system that enables women to customize their own beauty blends for the face, body and hair. Made with natural, certified organic and fair trade ingredients, and designed for all skin and hair types, the