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Walgreens, ECRM host Supplier Diversity Summit

Walgreens, ECRM host Supplier Diversity Summit

ITASCA, Ill. — Walgreens teamed up with ECRM this week to host a one-day Supplier Diversity Summit here. The Walgreens-ECRM Supplier Diversity Summit, held Wednesday, provided an opportunity for the retailer’s category managers to meet with suppliers with diversity in ownership in the health and wellness, beauty and personal care, competitive convenience, and wellness over-the-counter

ECRM acquires RangeMe to add discovery tools

ECRM acquires RangeMe to add discovery tools

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) has acquired RangeMe, a San Francisco-based provider of an online platform that streamlines new product discovery between consumer packaged goods (CPG) suppliers and retailers. ECRM said Tuesday that San Francisco-based RangeMe will add scalability and bolster the technology foundation that it has developed over the past two

ECRM, Walgreens to hold Supplier Diversity Summit

ECRM, Walgreens to hold Supplier Diversity Summit

SOLON, Ohio — This summer, ECRM and Walgreens Boots Alliance plan to host a Supplier Diversity Summit in Chicago. During the full-day program, scheduled for July 19 in Chicago, Walgreens category managers will meet with diverse suppliers of products in the health and wellness, beauty and personal care, competitive convenience, and wellness OTC/advanced care categories.

ECRM introduces prestige beauty session

ECRM introduces prestige beauty session

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) has launched the Prestige Cosmetics & Beauty Care Efficient Program Planning Session (EPPS). ECRM said late Monday that the new EPPS focuses on prestige, masstige and indie cosmetics, fragrance and beauty brands and was developed to connect suppliers in these categories with buyers at department, specialty and

ECRM tabs Bennett as retail senior VP

ECRM tabs Bennett as retail senior VP

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) has named Wayne Bennett as senior vice president of retail. ECRM said Thursday that Bennett will assume his new role on Aug. 2. He joins ECRM after 20 years at Drug Store News, most recently as group publisher and managing director of live health events. “Bennett’s business

ECRM sold to investment firm Snow Phipps

ECRM sold to investment firm Snow Phipps

NEW YORK — ECRM has been sold by BV Investment Partners to private equity firm Snow Phipps Group. Financial terms of the agreement, announced Thursday, weren’t disclosed. BV Investment Partners had acquired ECRM in July 2013, at which time Greg Farrar joined ECRM as chief executive officer. Solon, Ohio-based ECRM facilitates category-specific buying and selling

Partnerships key to home health care merchandising

Partnerships key to home health care merchandising

Mike Wolf, senior director and DMM of advanced care at Walgreens, moderated a roundtable discussion at the recent ECRM Home Health Care EPPS in Dallas that focused on how retailers and manufacturers can partner to optimize the consumer experience in-store. “The big emerging theme was really around balancing the retail packaging with education and a

ECRM ‘pod’ examines personal devices, adherence

ECRM ‘pod’ examines personal devices, adherence

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — At its recent EPPS event here devoted to specialty pharmacy, ECRM hosted seven special educational sessions called Thought Interaction Pods, including one on the role of personal device data in improving medication adherence. John Giannouris, vice president of pharmacy services at ValueCentric, an Orchard Park, N.Y.-based data management specialist focused on the

ECRM launches Content Gateway

ECRM launches Content Gateway

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) has gone live with the ECRM Content Gateway, a platform designed to provide buyers, sellers, marketers and merchandisers of consumer packaged goods (CPG) and health care products and services with information to help them better compete. ECRM said Monday that the Content Gateway includes case studies, company profiles,

How suppliers can help Walgreens amp up beauty care

How suppliers can help Walgreens amp up beauty care

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Selling into a retail chain as large as Walgreens can be a formidable challenge for even the largest supplier, let alone a fledgling player. To help smooth the path, Shannon Curtin, Walgreens’ group vice president and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care, recently offered a primer on how to partner

ECRM Data names Zannelli senior vice president of sales

ECRM Data names Zannelli senior vice president of sales

SOLON, Ohio – Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing has tapped retail and consumer packaged goods data sales and business development veteran Jennifer Zannelli to serve as senior vice president of sales for ECRM Data. Zannelli will lead strategic sales initiatives for the unit and will help develop new products and services. “Jennifer’s background in retail and

ECRM webcast to feature Walgreens’ Shannon Curtin

ECRM webcast to feature Walgreens’ Shannon Curtin

SOLON, Ohio — Next month, Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) plans to air a supplier webcast on beauty care and personal care featuring Walgreens executive Shannon Curtin. Curtin, who serves as group vice president and general merchandise manager for beauty and personal care at Walgreens, will focus on strategies and tools that suppliers can use

ECRM acquires media event company

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) has acquired PressCamp, a media meet manufacturer event business focused on the cycling industry, from Lifeboat Events LLC. Financial terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. ECRM said Tuesday that with the acquisition, Lifeboat Events founder Lance Camisasca will join ECRM as vice president of sports, a newly