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Issue 01-10-2011

Dollar General’s Dreiling is Retailer of Year

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — When Rick Dreiling arrived at Dollar General Corp. at the beginning of 2008 the retailer had reached a watershed. When Rick Dreiling arrived at Dollar General Corp. at the beginning of 2008 the retailer had reached a watershed. It had experienced decades of strong growth that had made it the largest dollar

CVS merchandising team lauded

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — 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. The retail business has been the main engine driving sales

Bloom takes merchandising at CVS to new levels

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — 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. Mike Bloom, CVS’ executive vice president

It takes a diverse team to get the job done

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Members of Mike Bloom’s diverse merchandising team at CVS/pharmacy include experts in particular categories, analysis, store design, logistics and inventory. Members of Mike Bloom’s diverse merchandising team at CVS/pharmacy include experts in particular categories, analysis, store design, logistics and inventory. There are four merchandising vice presidents: Cheryl Mahoney, Judy Sansone, Jim Trappani

Sammons honored for life’s work

CAMP HILL, Pa. — 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. Thirty-seven years ago, a young woman in Portland, Ore., who couldn’t find a full-time job in the career she had

Bowlus wins award for innovation

SOLON, Ohio — ECRM founder and chief executive officer Charlie Bowlus has been named MMR’s Industry Innovator of the Year for 2010. ECRM founder and chief executive officer Charlie Bowlus has been named MMR’s Industry Innovator of the Year for 2010. The award recognizes ECRM’s impact on the way retailers and suppliers do business, as

Holiday sales take turn for better in ’10

NEW YORK — 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. The holiday selling season that ended two weeks ago was a particularly gratifying experience — for those retailers that sold

BJ’s makes major changes amid continued takeover rumors

NATICK, Mass. — 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. BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc. has shaken up management and unveiled plans to restructure its home office and some field operations plus

Merriwether gets Sears post

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. has promoted Deidra Cheeks Merriwether to senior vice president and president of its Retail Services unit. Sears Holdings Corp. has promoted Deidra Cheeks Merriwether to senior vice president and president of its Retail Services unit. She succeeds James Haworth, the former Walmart executive who joined Sears last January.

A&P starts restructuring under Chapter 11

MONTVALE, N.J. — A&P has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code in an effort to carry out further financial and operational restructuring. A&P has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code in an effort to carry out further financial and operational restructuring. In addition, Christian Haub, who had

Target’s underappreciated CEO

Fortune magazine recently issued its annual list of America’s 50 leading business executives for 2010. It’s a roster that can easily be picked apart, both for its errors of commission and for those of omission. Fortune magazine recently issued its annual list of America’s 50 leading business executives for 2010. It’s a roster that can