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Miller recognized for life’s work

Miller recognized for life’s work

BOISE, Idaho — Bob Miller brought another chapter in his storied retailing career to a close last September when he stepped down as chief executive officer of Albertsons Cos. Asked how closely Jim Donald, his successor at the food, health and wellness retail store operator, would follow his example, Miller said, “He’s got to have

MMR honors Retailing’s Most Influential Women

MMR honors Retailing’s Most Influential Women

NEW YORK — Mass Market Retailers on Tuesday evening honored the outstanding executives who were identified by the publication as the industry’s Most Influential Women in 2018. On hand to receive awards were the following executives: Lisa Badgley, senior vice president of operations at Walgreens Lauren Brindley, group vice president and GMM of beauty and

Walgreens honored for Innovation in Beauty Care

Walgreens honored for Innovation in Beauty Care

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is redefining the beauty shopping experience at many of its stores. As of the end of 2016, about 1,800 locations had been converted to the drug chain’s “Beauty Differentiation” concept. The strategy centers on three elements: enticing products, an engaging retail presentation and a level of service not typically seen in

Gatta is top front-end merchant

Gatta is top front-end merchant

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Meetings with vendors are a big part of Larry Gatta’s job. As Dollar General Corp.’s senior vice president and general merchandising manager for consumables, Gatta attends more than 75 joint business plan sessions a year. In these meetings, the retailer and its suppliers develop the strategies to drive productive sales and review