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Dollar Generalís Dreiling is Retailer of Year

When Rick Dreiling arrived at Dollar General Corp. at the beginning of 2008 the retailer had reached a watershed.

CVS merchandising team lauded

The retail business has been the main engine driving sales and profitability growth at CVS Caremark Corp., and much of the credit for its success belongs to the merchandising team led by Mike Bloom, executive vice president of merchandising and supply chain.

Bloom takes merchandising at CVS to new levels

Mike Bloom, CVS’ executive vice president of merchandising and supply chain, is responsible for some $18 billion in sales at America’s largest health care retailer, an offering at once creative and sprawling in its range and tightly focused on the retailer’s core health and beauty categories.

It takes a diverse team to get the job done

Members of Mike Bloom’s diverse merchandising team at CVS/pharmacy include experts in particular categories, analysis, store design, logistics and inventory.

Sammons honored for lifeís work

Thirty-seven years ago, a young woman in Portland, Ore., who couldn’t find a full-time job in the career she had chosen, that of a French teacher, decided to make a change.

Bowlus wins award for innovation

ECRM founder and chief executive officer Charlie Bowlus has been named MMR’s Industry Innovator of the Year for 2010.

Holiday sales take turn for better in í10

The holiday selling season that ended two weeks ago was a particularly gratifying experience — for those retailers that sold food, catered to high-end shoppers or sold much of their merchandise online.

BJís makes major changes amid continued takeover rumors

BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. has shaken up management and unveiled plans to restructure its home office and some field operations plus close five underperforming stores by the end of this month.

Merriwether gets Sears post

Sears Holdings Corp. has promoted Deidra Cheeks Merriwether to senior vice president and president of its Retail Services unit.

A&P starts restructuring under Chapter 11

A&P has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code in an effort to carry out further financial and operational restructuring.