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Energizer sets Guinness World Records title for the longest-lasting AA battery

Energizer sets Guinness World Records title for the longest-lasting AA battery

ST. LOUIS — Energizer today set a Guinness World Records title for the longest-lasting AA battery, Energizer Ultimate Lithium. The record was announced after rigorous testing proved the Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries’ unsurpassed performance in a number of real-world situations. Digital Cameras? Toys? Lighting? Audio devices? Check, check, check and check: Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries

Energizer to buy Spectrum Brands’ battery business for $2B

Energizer to buy Spectrum Brands’ battery business for $2B

ST. LOUIS and MIDDLETON, Wis. — Energizer Holdings Inc. plans to acquire the global battery and portable lighting business of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. for $2 billion in cash. The deal, announced Tuesday, will add the Rayovac and Varta battery brands — whose products include alkaline, carbon zinc, hearing aid and nickel metal hydride rechargeable batteries as well as

Edgewell Personal Care names Mekhail as Americas VP

Edgewell Personal Care names Mekhail as Americas VP

ST. LOUIS — Adel Mekhail has been appointed vice president for the Americas at Edgewell Personal Care. Edgewell said Mekhail’s new role encompasses commercial functions for North America and Latin America. Previously, he served as vice president and general manager for the company’s private brands group as well as vice president for Latin America. Mekhail

Edgewell executive chairman Klein to retire

Edgewell executive chairman Klein to retire

ST. LOUIS — Ward Klein is slated to retire as executive chairman of Edgewell Personal Care Co. this summer and be succeeded by David Hatfield, president and chief executive officer. Edgewell said Friday that Klein will step down on July 6, with Hatfield becoming chairman and retaining his position as president and CEO. R. David

Three ‘industry icons’ honored by NACDS

PALM BEACH, Fla. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores bestowed the chain drug industry’s highest honors on three “industry icons” at its annual meeting here last month. Greg Wasson, former president and chief executive officer of Walgreen Co., received the Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award. Two industry veterans received the Robert B.

Wasson honored by NACDS with Fantle Award

Wasson honored by NACDS with Fantle Award

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former Walgreen Co. president and chief executive officer Greg Wasson received the Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award, the chain drug industry’s top honor, from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores last night at the NACDS Annual Meeting. Also on Tuesday evening, NACDS presented David Heist, director of industry affairs