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Grocers’ challenge in health, wellness

Grocers’ challenge in health, wellness

During wide-ranging remarks at the recent FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, Leslie Sarasin reiterated an important point about the nation’s supermarkets — the stores are ideally positioned to play a dominant role in meeting consumer demand for products and services that support health and wellness. The Food Marketing Institute’s president and chief executive officer talked about

Panzer excels in health, wellness

Panzer excels in health, wellness

PHOENIX — Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos., is leading his team and the industry in creating a singular destination for customers to take care of their health and wellness needs through their grocery and pharmacy stores. The goal is to raise the profile of the company’s health

Walmart puts muscle behind Made in the USA push

Walmart puts muscle behind Made in the USA push

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart surprised suppliers at its third “Made in the USA Open Call” event, promising that it would say yes to virtually every product pitched. “At a minimum, we’re putting every item pitched in open call on Walmart.com,” said Steve Bratspies, chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S. The promise came during the opening

Albertsons’ Panzer takes on bigger role

Albertsons’ Panzer takes on bigger role

BOISE, Idaho — Mark Panzer, senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness at Albertsons Cos., has assumed additional responsibility for general merchandise and health and beauty aids. “Mark’s impact on our operation in 2015 was immediate. He brought a wealth of industry experience with him when he joined our team that makes him a

Panzer to lead GM, HBA at Albertsons

Panzer to lead GM, HBA at Albertsons

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. pharmacy chief Mark Panzer has added oversight of the food and drug chain’s general merchandise and health and beauty aids businesses to his duties. The supermarket retailer announced the move Tuesday. Panzer became senior vice president of pharmacy, health and wellness in May, coming to the company from Pharmaca Integrative