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Hays is set to move up at Walmart

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Eight-year Walmart veteran Marybeth Hays has been named the company’s executive vice president for consumables, health and ­wellness. Hays, who had been chief merchandising, marketing and supply chain officer at Walmart China, will succeed Scott Huff, who is retiring after 23 years with Walmart. She is expected to fully transition into the

Health, beauty solutions are focal point at CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has unveiled a new store design with an expanded assortment of healthier food, health-focused products and beauty selections paired with informational signage. Together with digital programs, the changes represent the next evolution of the customer experience at CVS. “Pharmacy is the heart of our business, and our focus on providing

Kroger names Rx president

CINCINNATI — Colleen Lindholz, president of The Little Clinic, the retail clinic of Kroger Co., is now the president of pharmacy as well. Lindholz, who has been president of The Little Clinic since 2015, takes over her new pharmacy responsibilities from Philecia Avery, who resigned earlier this month. “Colleen is passionate about helping people live

Wegmans, Publix top favorite grocers list

LOUISVILLE, Colo. — Publix Super Markets Inc. and Wegmans Food Markets Inc. share the top spot as America’s favorite grocery retailer, according to a recent Market Force Information study of more than 12,700 shoppers. Trader Joe’s Co. ranks second and H-E-B third. Wegmans also won top ranking in 2016 after unseating Trader Joe’s, a long-running

Peacock becomes president, COO at Schnucks

ST. LOUIS — David Peacock has been named Schnuck Markets Inc.’s president and chief operating officer. The former Anheuser-Busch Co. president had served as a member of Schnucks’ advisory board since July 2013 but will now give up that role. Peacock’s responsibilities will including managing procurement/merchandising, operations, marketing/communications and supply chain for Schnucks, a family-owned

Driving ‘Future Value’

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Many of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ considerable strengths were on display at the organization’s Annual Meeting here last month. During the four-day event at the Phoenician resort, which brought together 2,250 executives from 400 companies representing the full spectrum of stakeholders in chain pharmacy, the deep involvement of members,

Amazon innovates

SEATTLE — Recent moves by Amazon.com Inc. make it clear that the world’s e-commerce behemoth is continuing to ratchet up the pressure on traditional retail. Most recently, Amazon has invited major consumer packaged goods manufacturers, including General Mills Inc. and Mondelez International Inc., to a three-day gathering at its headquarters here in May, according to

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