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October 3, 2013

In preparation for flu season, actress Amanda Peet, ambassador of the UN Foundation's Shot@Life program, received her annual flu shot at Walgreens' flagship store in New York City to support its "Get a Shot, Give a Shot" campaign.

October 3, 2013

Stater Bros. has announced that VP of real estate Mike Slaton passed away suddenly on Sept. 28. He was 51 years old.

October 1, 2013

SMS Assist on Tuesday named Geoffrey Wigner EVP facilities for the technology-driven facilities maintenance and management company.

October 1, 2013

McKesson on Monday announced James Beer will join the company as EVP and CFO on Oct. 9. Beer will be responsible for overseeing all financial functions for McKesson and replaces Jeff Campbell, who left the company in June 2013 to become CFO of American Express Co.

September 30, 2013

Pharmacy veteran Chris Dimos has joined McKesson as SVP corporate strategy and business development, reporting to Brian Tyler, McKesson EVP corporate strategy and business development, DSN has learned.

September 27, 2013

One of the world's leading Italian pasta brands is the subject of an international boycott after remarks that critics have characterized as disparaging gay people, and the mother of a leader in a U.S.-based gay-rights group is petitioning a supermarket chain to stop carrying it.

September 26, 2013

The former president of Giant Food of Landover, Md., has joined Schnuck Markets as EVP and chief strategy officer, Schnucks said Thursday.

September 26, 2013

Flu vaccination coverage in children increased dramatically during the last season, with smaller increases in coverage among adults, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 26, 2013

Fruth Pharmacy is handing out free vitamins to elementary school students in a West Virginia county, according to published reports.

September 25, 2013

The board of directors of the World Self-Medication Industry on Wednesday named as its chair-elect Erica Mann, member of the Bayer HealthCare executive committee and president of Bayer HealthCare’s Global Consumer Care division.

September 24, 2013

Kroger on Monday announced that Chris Hjelm, SVP and chief information officer at Kroger, was a recipient of the Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership from the Fisher CIO Leadership Program at the University of California-Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

September 24, 2013

Schnuck Markets will build two new stores and remodel three in southwest Indiana, the supermarket chain said.

September 23, 2013

Royal Ahold supervisory board member Tom de Swaan will resign as of the end of this month, the company said Monday.

September 23, 2013

Foulkes, who serves as EVP and chief health care strategy and marketing officer for CVS Caremark, will be a member of the Finance and Leadership Development & Compensation Committees for the home improvement retailer.

September 23, 2013

Ideavillage Products Corporation announced the promotion of Ron Boger to president and COO.

September 23, 2013

Weis Markets on Monday announced company president and CEO David Hepfinger has left the company to pursue other interests.

September 20, 2013

Specialty infusion pharmacy company Biomed Pharmaceuticals has named Craig Mears as SVP sales and marketing, the company said Friday.

September 20, 2013

Kroger on Friday announced its board of directors' long-term CEO succession plan.

September 20, 2013

Perrigo Co. has hired a former Food and Drug Administration official for its regulatory department, the drug maker said.

September 17, 2013

Many seniors mistakenly think that health insurance exchanges will replace Medicare, according to a new survey, which attributes much of the confusion to "conflicting chatter" about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

September 17, 2013

Jon Flora, 58, the president of Fry’s Food and Drug Stores, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Friday, according to a report in the Phoenix Business Journal.

September 17, 2013

The participation of reality TV star Jack Osbourne in "Dancing with the Stars" has garnered recognition and a donation from a drug maker.

September 13, 2013

On Friday, UrgentRx, developer of fast-acting, over-the-counter flavored powder medications, announced Rick Hayward will be joining the company as the sales director for the food, drug and mass channels.

September 13, 2013

Better known as an upmarket grocer, Whole Foods Market is opening a store in a low-income neighborhood in Chicago, the retailer said. The opening, slated for 2016, is part of a broader effort by mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration to reduce the city's "food desert" problem.

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