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CVS cofounder Ralph Hoagland III dies

CVS cofounder Ralph Hoagland III dies

NEW YORK — Ralph Hoagland III, a serial entrepreneur who was one of the founders of CVS, died Friday. He was 86. Hoagland died from complications due to posterior cortical atrophy, a dementia-related disease, CVS confirmed in a statement. “All of us at CVS were saddened to learn of the passing of the company’s co-founder,

A.T. Kearney is now Kearney

A.T. Kearney is now Kearney

CHICAGO — Kearney, the global consulting partnership formerly known as A.T. Kearney, announced earlier this month an all-encompassing rebrand. As part of a comprehensive review of Kearney’s existing brand and value proposition, the firm reached out to clients, firm partners, colleagues, and alumni for their perspectives on what they find distinctive and valuable in Kearney people,

Kroger names new divisional leaders

Kroger names new divisional leaders

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co.  is promoting two executives to new divisional leadership posts following the announced departure of Central Division president Pam Matthews. Colleen Juergensen — currently president of the Dillons division — will succeed Matthews as president of the Central division. Steve Dreher—currently vice president of the Dillons division — will take take Juergensen’s

FMI rebrands as Food Industry Association

FMI rebrands as Food Industry Association

ARLINGTON, Va. – The former Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday officially rebranded itself as FMI – The Food Industry Association. The change reflects a strategy to “more broadly represent the food marketplace and embrace a more interconnected supply chain, the trade association said. “FMI provides the most productive forum for connecting and holding constructive dialogue

Walmart’s chief merchant Bratspies is leaving

Walmart’s chief merchant Bratspies is leaving

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart said on Friday that chief merchant Steve Bratspies is leaving the company. Bratspies has been the company’s chief merchandising officer for more than four years, a key role that oversees product selection and pricing in its U.S. stores, according to the company. He will be replaced by Scott McCall, another company

Target’s Gomez honored as top marketer by MMR

Target’s Gomez honored as top marketer by MMR

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has long been known for its unmatched marketing prowess, displayed through campaigns that are perhaps the most creative, distinctive and effective in all of retail. That reputation was achieved and maintained by a succession of fabled marketing executives, beginning with John Pellegrene and continuing with Michael Francis and Jeff Jones. Rick

Stater Bros. names Jerrold Williams senior VP of HR

Stater Bros. names Jerrold Williams senior VP of HR

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Stater Bros. Markets has named Jerrold Williams as senior vice president of human resources. In this role, Williams will report directly to Stater Bros. president Greg McNiff and will oversee Stater Bros.’ administration division, which includes the company’s human resources, labor relations, Equal Employment Opportunity compliance, insurance administration, and workers’ compensation

P&G plans to acquire Billie Inc.

P&G plans to acquire Billie Inc.

NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble Co. is planning to acquire Billie Inc., a growing female body care company committed to serving women’s beauty and grooming needs. Billie is a subscription-based, direct-to-consumer brand focused on providing women with quality shaving supplies and premium body care products. Their current product portfolio includes razors, shaving cream, body

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