April 17, 2014
Ahold USA has named Amy Hahn to the newly created position of senior vice president of marketing, effective April 28. She will be responsible for leading critical initiatives in strategic marketing, market insights and analytics, advertising, promotion, brand development, corporate communications, innovation, and digital strategy and execution, according to the company.
"Amy brings a wealth of retail marketing experience to her new role with Ahold USA and will be utilizing her expertise to drive the voice of the consumer throughout all of our communications and loyalty initiatives," said Jan van Dam, executive vice president of marketing, supply chain and e-commerce.
Jewel-Osco has named Scott Hays as vice president of operations. He will be responsible for overseeing the ongoing remodeling of the company’s Chicago-area grocery stores and the opening of five locations recently acquired from the Dominick’s chain.
Canadian dollar-store operator Dollarama Inc. has named Johanne Choinière as chief operating officer, effective May 12.
With new data this week showing its share of the U.K. market shrinking to a 10-year low of 29%, Tesco PLC is set to report earnings that show its turnaround effort remains a work in progress.
The chief executive officer of South African retailer Massmart Holdings Ltd. will resign on June 1. Grant Pattison joined the company seven years ago and oversaw the sale of a majority stake in the company to Walmart.
Kathleen Sebelius, who endured harsh criticism over the flaw-filled launch of the Obamacare website only to see the program surpass an administration goal with an estimated 7.5 million enrollees, has resigned as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Walmart says it is re-launching the Wild Oats brand as a discount alternative to national brand organic groceries.
Family Dollar Stores Inc. says it will pare payrolls and close about 370 underperforming stores as it seeks to improve its financial performance.
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Health Enterprises Inc. has landed retail distribution for its Acu-Life 3-in-1 Finger Injury Kit at Boots stores.
Merz North America has launched Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, which the company called the first nighttime scar care product.
Roscoe Medical and Carex Health Brands plan to merge, creating a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of home health care products.
After issuing an alert yesterday, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling all alli weight-loss products from U.S. and Puerto Rico retailers.
The nutritionals business of Perrigo Co. plc is partnering with KanPak LLC to manufacture store-brand adult nutritional drinks, comparable to Ensure products.
Frito-Lay North America has added new varieties to its Lay's potato chip and Rold Gold pretzel brands.
Ben Fischer has been named chief executive officer of Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company.
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