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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

Report: Still room for brick-and-mortar grocers

Report: Still room for brick-and-mortar grocers

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Grocery e-commerce has growth potential, as just 7% of Americans shopped online for groceries in the last month, The NPD Group said in a June 20 press release. The market research firm cited barriers to adoption of online grocery shopping, the most significant of which is the desire by many consumers

Leadership transition at The Fresh Market

GREENSBORO, N.C. —The Fresh Market announced that Rick Anicetti resigned as chief executive officer and board member on June 19. Brian Nicholson, chief financial officer, was appointed interim CEO, effective immediately. Nicholson will continue to serve as CFO. The Fresh Market’s senior leadership team will work with Nicholson to execute the company’s strategic plan and

Giant/Martin’s sets succession plan

CARLISLE, Pa. — Nick Bertram, senior vice president of merchandising at Ahold USA, has been named as president of Giant/Martin’s, effective January 2018. Bertram was selected to succeed Tom Lenkevich, who has been Giant/Martin’s president since 2014 and is retiring at the end of the year. “I am confident that Nick’s experience and knowledge will

Southeastern Grocers CEO Ian McLeod resigns

Southeastern Grocers CEO Ian McLeod resigns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Southeastern Grocers said president and chief executive officer Ian McLeod is resigning from the company to pursue another career opportunity. The supermarket retailer late Monday announced that chief operating officer Anthony Hucker will serve interim president and CEO effective July 1 as the company searches for a successor to McLeod. Plans call for

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