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April 17, 2014

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Ahold USA names Hahn senior VP of marketing

Amy Hahn

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.

 

RETAIL NEWS BREAKS

Jewel-Osco names Hays VP of operations

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.

Dollarama appoints Choinière COO

Canadian dollar-store operator Dollarama Inc. has named Johanne Choinière as chief operating officer, effective May 12.

Tesco struggles to regain market share

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.

Massmart changes chiefs

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.

Sebelius resigns as head of HHS

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 rolls out discount organic groceries brand

Walmart says it is re-launching the Wild Oats brand as a discount alternative to national brand organic groceries.

Family Dollar closes stores, cuts payroll

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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Finger injury kit rolls out to Boots stores

Health Enterprises Inc. has landed retail distribution for its Acu-Life 3-in-1 Finger Injury Kit at Boots stores.

Mederma launches nighttime scar care product

Merz North America has launched Mederma PM Intensive Overnight Scar Cream, which the company called the first nighttime scar care product.

Carex Health Brands to merge with Roscoe Medical

Roscoe Medical and Carex Health Brands plan to merge, creating a leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of home health care products.

Alli weight-loss aid recalled by GlaxoSmithKline

After issuing an alert yesterday, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling all alli weight-loss products from U.S. and Puerto Rico retailers.

Perrigo to roll out store-brand versions of Ensure

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 debuts new Lay's, Rold Gold snacks

Frito-Lay North America has added new varieties to its Lay's potato chip and Rold Gold pretzel brands.

Crossmark names Ben Fischer CEO

Ben Fischer has been named chief executive officer of Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company.

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