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Issue 01-15-2024

McMullen hailed as Retailer of the Year

McMullen hailed as Retailer of the Year

CINCINNATI — The editors of Mass Market Retailers have named Rodney McMullen the publication’s Retailer of the Year. The recognition for Kroger’s chairman and chief executive officer will rightly be linked to the company’s pending $24.6 billion merger with Albertsons Cos., but the deal is only one aspect of the work that McMullen has done

Watkins acclaimed as top merchant

Watkins acclaimed as top merchant

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Latriece Watkins was named chief merchandising officer of Walmart U.S. last May. The achievement marked the next step in what has been a stellar career spanning nearly 25 years at the world’s largest retailer and Fortune magazine’s global No. 1 company. Before moving into her current position, Watkins spent seven years leading

Shadders honored for achievements at Wegmans

Shadders honored for achievements at Wegmans

NEW YORK — What makes Weg­mans special? How does it consistently rank at or near the top of retailing’s “best places” lists? Food, definitely, but you can find a cornucopia of mouthwatering food at a lot of places. For many, the answer comes down to people factors, things like customer service and the sense of

Hy-Vee’s Williams honored for health role

Hy-Vee’s Williams honored for health role

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Kristin Williams has played a leading role in the evolution of Hy-Vee’s health and wellness operations as it’s transformed from a regional pharmacy chain into a nationally recognized health care brand. Serving as Hy-Vee’s executive vice president and chief health strategy/policy officer, as well as president of Amber Specialty Pharmacy

Amazon’s Honaman named Innovator of the Year

Amazon’s Honaman named Innovator of the Year

ATLANTA — Speaking at the Emerson Group’s Industry Day back in October, Amazon Web Services’ Justin Honaman started his presentation with a provocative question: “What are you doing today so that you’re not obsolete tomorrow?” It’s not a crazy question, he added, given that more than 50% of the companies in the Fortune 500 have

Retail crime is now an HR issue

Retail crime has evolved from being simply a matter of inventory shrinkage and financial loss, a new study suggests. Retailers now need to think about crime as a palpable worker safety issue that can impact their ability to retain employees. That is one of the findings of the forthcoming “Holiday 2023 Future of Retail Workforce