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Publix promotes executives

Publix promotes executives

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets Inc. on Monday announced four executive moves that president and chief executive officer Todd Jones said are designed to address the retailer’s growth and support continued innovation. The changes will be effective January 1. Randy Barber, 55, will be promoted to vice president of industrial maintenance and purchasing. He

Dollar General announces holiday initiatives

Dollar General announces holiday initiatives

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — With the year-end holidays approaching, Dollar General announced it is offering customers everyday low prices on thousands of items useful in celebrating “affordably and in style,” with a holiday assortment that includes home décor in trendy themes, gifts for family and friends, fashionable apparel for winter weather and food and snack items.

Uniquely J brand launched by Walmart’s Jet.com

Uniquely J brand launched by Walmart’s Jet.com

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Walmart’s Jet.com online retail unit has unveiled a new consumer essentials brand called Uniquely J. More than 50 SKUs are now available for Uniquely J, spanning such categories as coffee, condiments, cleaning, laundry, pantry, paper and food storage. Jet.com said more items will be added to the brand in the coming months

BJ’s, Rite Aid gain in retail customer experience

BJ’s, Rite Aid gain in retail customer experience

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Rite Aid and BJ’s Wholesale Club saw the largest gains among food, drug and mass retailers in Forrester’s U.S. 2017 Customer Experience Index (CX Index). Forrester’s CX Index, based on a survey of about 120,000 U.S. online adult consumers, measures and ranks more than 300 U.S. brands across 21 industries to identify

Nature’s Bounty completes transaction with KKR

Nature’s Bounty completes transaction with KKR

NEW YORK — The Nature’s Bounty Co., a global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of health and wellness products, said it has closed a transaction with global investment firm KKR, which is now the majority owner of Nature’s Bounty. Effective upon the transaction close, consumer health care veteran Paul Sturman will assume the role of chief executive

Walmart’s McMillon admonishes Trump over Charlottesville

Walmart’s McMillon admonishes Trump over Charlottesville

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon has reprimanded President Donald Trump over his response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va. In a statement posted Tuesday on a Walmart website, McMillon wrote, “The role we play in communities around the country to build a more diverse and inclusive society is

Walmart spotlights U.S.-made Hello Products

Walmart spotlights U.S.-made Hello Products

Hello Products LLC has been featured in Walmart’s campaign on its initiative to spend $250 billion on U.S.-made products through 2023. The “naturally friendly” oral care company, based in Montclair, N.J., manufactures toothpaste for adults and kids, as well as toothbrushes and breath spray. “We think this is a really big deal for many reasons,

Albertsons’ Perkins retakes helm at Acme Markets

Albertsons’ Perkins retakes helm at Acme Markets

BOISE, Idaho — Jim Perkins, executive vice president of retail operations and special projects at Albertsons Cos., has taken on the additional role of president of Acme Markets. Perkins formerly served three years as Acme’s president but was promoted to chief operating officer of Albertsons’ Eastern Region in February 2015 and then to his current

Time Inc. Retail veteran Joe Bivona retires

Time Inc. Retail veteran Joe Bivona retires

NEW YORK — Time Inc. Retail announced the retirement of longtime executive Joe Bivona, who served at the company for 29 years. Bivona’s most recent position with the media publishing giant was vice president of customer ­development. “The decision to leave the company was not an easy one. My career at Time Inc. has been

Dollar General names Jason Reiser chief merchant

Dollar General names Jason Reiser chief merchant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. has named Jason Reiser as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Plans call for Reiser, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer at The Vitamin Shoppe, to join Dollar General on July 12. He will replace Jim Thorpe, who recently retired from Dollar General, which operates some

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