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Loblaw wins global retail award

Loblaw wins global retail award

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

Top merchant honors go to Redfield of Walmart

Top merchant honors go to Redfield of Walmart

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

Target’s Jones selected as Marketer of the Year

Target’s Jones selected as Marketer of the Year

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.