July 05, 2015
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 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 Corp. said Monday that Bryan Everett will join the company as executive vice president of store operations, effective August 3.
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.
Kathee Tesija, executive vice president and chief merchandising and supply chain officer at Target Corp., will move into an advisory role effective July 6.
International food retailers Delhaize Group and Koninklijke Ahold N.V. plan to merge, forming a new company called Ahold Delhaize.
CVS Health has hired Norman de Greve to serve as chief marketing officer.
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 Laboratories has launched a new logo and new brand initiative under the theme Good Health Can’t Wait.
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.
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.
Coty Inc. is slated to acquire three beauty care businesses from Procter & Gamble Co., according to published reports.
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.
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 has unveiled Nature Made Advanced Dual Support, a new probiotic that offers comprehensive digestive support.
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