MIAMI — Kapoya Energy Drink, Secret Aardvark, and Beanfields Snacks were recognized for their new products at the ECRM/MMR Buyer’s Choice Awards, held during ECRM’s Snack, Beverage and Grocery EPPS here last month. This is the first of a series of award programs ECRM and MMR will host at upcoming ECRM EPPS meetings. Kapoya Energy
MINNEAPOLIS — During his tenure as head of Target Corp., Brian Cornell has demonstrated what effective leadership is all about. At the time he was named chairman and chief executive officer in the summer of 2014, the company was reeling. Hobbled by a poorly executed foray into the Canadian market and a data breach that
BRAMPTON, Ontario — One plus one equaled three when Loblaw Cos. acquired Shoppers Drug Mart (SDM). The 2014 merger made two strong companies stronger, creating a retailer peerlessly oriented around health, wellness and convenience. The pharmacy and beauty expertise of Canada’s No. 1 drug chain, blended with the capabilities of the country’s top grocer, have
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — In October Charles Redfield was named executive vice president of food for Walmart U.S. Before that, he spent about three and a half years as executive vice president of merchandising for Sam’s Club, with sourcing and merchandising responsibility for the division’s more than 650 locations nationwide. It is for his work at
MINNEAPOLIS — Jeff Jones, chief marketing officer at Target Corp., is MMR’s Marketer of the Year for 2015. Jones was recruited in 2012 to help steer the transition from the big-box mentality that distinguished Target’s first half-century toward a position of prominence in a consumer-centric era dominated by digitized data, information technology and social media.
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Rick Dreiling has had a transformative effect during his tenure at the helm of Dollar General Corp. Since Dreiling joined the company as chief executive officer in January 2008, Dollar General has increased its store count by more than 40%. (The company opened its 12,000th store on May 30, and as of