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Edgewell Personal Care unveils six Amazon Dash Buttons

Edgewell Personal Care unveils six Amazon Dash Buttons

SHELTON, Conn. — Edgewell Personal Care has made products for six of its brands available via Amazon Dash Buttons. Edgewell said Thursday that Amazon Prime members can now order Schick Hydro, Schick Hydro Silk, Playtex Sport, Carefree, Stayfree and Litter Genie products by pressing the brands’ Amazon Dash Buttons. The brands were selected based on

Campbell Soup phases out BPA linings

Campbell Soup phases out BPA linings

CAMDEN, N.J. — Campbell Soup Co. is planning to complete a transition to cans that do not use Bisphenol A (BPA) linings by the middle of 2017. The company said it began using cans with linings made from acrylic or polyester materials in March 2016 and will continue to introduce the new linings across its

Andrew named Sears chief administrative officer

Andrew named Sears chief administrative officer

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. announced on Monday  that James Andrew has joined the company in the new role of chief administrative officer. He will lead the company’s corporate support functions, including financial planning and analysis, business finance, legal, procurement, and human resources, the company noted in a press release. “Jim is a proven executive with

Revlon names Fabian Garcia president, CEO

Revlon names Fabian Garcia president, CEO

NEW YORK — Revlon Inc. has appointed Fabian Garcia to the post of president and chief executive officer, effective April 15. Garcia will also serve on Revlon’s board as well as the board of the company’s wholly owned operating subsidiary, Revlon Consumer Products Corp. Garcia comes to Revlon after spending 13 years at Colgate-Palmolive Co.,

Dollar General outlines growth plans

Dollar General outlines growth plans

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General Corp. will present its strategic plans to support its growth model at its annual conference with investors on March 25. Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer, will provide an update on key initiatives to support the company’s long-term strategic plans aimed at delivering total annual shareholder returns (earnings per

Fred’s results improve in fourth quarter, year

Fred’s results improve in fourth quarter, year

MEMPHIS — Fred’s Inc. reported improved results for its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter and fiscal year on Wednesday. The company also announced that Michael Hayes, 74, is slated to step down as chairman of the board of directors on April 15, to be succeeded by director Thomas Tashjian, 61. Hayes will become chairman emeritus and

Kroger names presidents of Roundy’s, Mariano’s

Kroger names presidents of Roundy’s, Mariano’s

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. has promoted Michael Marx, currently its vice president of people operations for Kroger, to serve as president of its Roundy’s Wisconsin division. Don Rosanova, who has been serving as executive vice president of operations for Roundy’s, will become president of the Mariano’s chain, which operates in Chicago and is part of Kroger’s

HBA veteran Peterson launches CPG Linkages

HBA veteran Peterson launches CPG Linkages

MCLEAN, Va. — Health and beauty aids industry veteran Ted Peterson, a former Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) executive, has formed CPG Linkages LLC, a business consulting firm. Peterson said Monday that CPG Linkages will focus on customer development, helping national trade associations and their manufacturer members connect with each other and their retail customers

Investment strategies

NEW YORK — Most retailers see online retailing as a critical part of their growth strategy, but that does not mean they can afford to neglect their brick-and-mortar stores. And in recent weeks a number of chains have detailed the sizable investments they plan to make in their physical stores this year. Dollar General Corp.,

Target’s future rests on getting fundamentals right

NEW YORK — Having made a number of dramatic moves in the past year, from winding down its operations in Canada to selling its pharmacy business to CVS Health, Target Corp. is now focused on the elements needed to support ongoing growth. “Our future depends on getting the fundamentals right,” Target chairman and chief executive

McKesson agrees to buy Rexall

TORONTO — McKesson Corp. announced on March 2 that it would strengthen its position in Canada’s pharmaceutical supply chain by acquiring drug store operator Rexall Health from Katz Group for $3 billion (Canadian). Rexall Health operates 470 Rexall/Rexall Pharma Plus pharmacies in six provinces and one territory. McKesson already owns drug stores in Canada and