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July 05, 2015


Ellis retires as president and COO of Kroger

Kroger Co. announced that president and chief operating officer Mike Ellis has retired after four decades with the company. Ellis, 57, will be returning to Portland, Ore., the company said on Tuesday.

Ellis started as a parcel clerk at a Fred Meyer store in 1975. Kroger acquired Fred Meyer in 1999.



Rite Aid shows sales gains for June

Rite Aid Corp. posted a 2.4% same-store sales gain for June. Front-end comparable-store sales increased 0.3% over the prior-year period.

Rite Aid taps Everett to lead store operations

Rite Aid Corp. said Monday that Bryan Everett will join the company as executive vice president of store operations, effective August 3.

Rite Aid sponsors Skin Cancer Foundation tour

For the eighth consecutive year, Rite Aid Corp. is serving as the presenting sponsor of the Skin Cancer Foundation’s annual Road to Healthy Skin Tour.

Target chief merchant Kathee Tesija to step down

Kathee Tesija, executive vice president and chief merchandising and supply chain officer at Target Corp., will move into an advisory role effective July 6.

Ahold, Delhaize plan to merge

International food retailers Delhaize Group and Koninklijke Ahold N.V. plan to merge, forming a new company called Ahold Delhaize.

CVS Health names chief marketing officer

CVS Health has hired Norman de Greve to serve as chief marketing officer.

Meijer makes its Wisconsin debut with two stores

 Regional supercenter operator Meijer Inc. has moved into its sixth state with the opening of its first two Wisconsin stores on Tuesday. The 192,000-square-foot stores, located in Grafton and Kenosha, are built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and will be open 24 hours a day.

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Dr. Reddy’s launches new logo and identity

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has launched a new logo and new brand initiative under the theme Good Health Can’t Wait.

Catalina makes circular more relevant to shoppers

Catalina is enabling retailers to target individual consumers with My Favorite Deals, an omnichannel listing of the most relevant upcoming deals for a particular shopper.

Zannelli named head of ECRM Data sales

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing has tapped retail and consumer packaged goods data sales and business development veteran Jennifer Zannelli to serve as senior vice president of sales for ECRM Data. Zannelli will lead strategic sales initiatives for the unit and will help develop new products and services.

Reports: Coty to buy P&G beauty businesses

Coty Inc. is slated to acquire three beauty care businesses from Procter & Gamble Co., according to published reports.

P&G launches Gillette Shave Club

Gillette aims to deliver more value to men — and earn their loyalty — with the launch of the free Gillette Shave Club for men, which provides a range of grooming information, a chance to win new prizes and perks, and an enhanced subscription shopping experience.

ECRM webcast to feature Walgreens’ Shannon Curtin

In July, Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) plans to air a supplier webcast on beauty care and personal care featuring Walgreens executive Shannon Curtin.

Nature Made set to debut new probiotic

Nature Made has unveiled Nature Made Advanced Dual Support, a new probiotic that offers comprehensive digestive support.

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