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Ocean Spray announces executive appointments

Ocean Spray announces executive appointments

LAKEVILLE, Mass. and MIDDLEBORO, Mass. — Ocean Spray announced the appointment of three new executives, Joseph Vanderstelt as senior vice president, chief financial officer, Brian Schiegg as SVP, chief commercial officer and Jamie Head as chief information officer. “Joe, Brian and Jamie are all seasoned leaders with strong track records and significant experience in consumer goods,” said Bobby Chacko, president and chief executive officer of

Food retailers sharpen focus on wellness

Food retailers sharpen focus on wellness

Each year, the Food Marketing Institute surveys food retailers to identify what trends will have a positive or a negative impact their company’s sales and profits. This provides insights on what keeps chief executive officers up at night and what consumers are telling them they need to do to remain relevant in today’s marketplace. The

Health: An opportunity for everyone

Health: An opportunity for everyone

If ever there was a topic on everyone’s mind these days it is health. No, don’t panic: I’m not referring to all the vitriol coming out of Washington around the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (although clearly that’s one reason). What I am talking about is how, in this retail environment, where growth is

Drug stores need to make healthy living habitual

Drug stores need to make healthy living habitual

Across the retail space, there’s certainly no shortage of channels to help shoppers meet their health and wellness needs. While Nielsen data shows that spend per trip by drug store consumers is up slightly, the number of trips is declining. As more retailers ramp up their health and wellness offerings, and the lines between the

It’s a whole-store opportunity with retail clinics

It’s a whole-store opportunity with retail clinics

Retail competition continues to be fierce. According to Nielsen’s forecast, dollar sales are projected to grow only 0.9% in 2017, meaning that retailers will continue to fight each other over a pie that isn’t growing as much as they’d like. Therefore, they need to differentiate themselves from their competitors and gain more loyalty from their

Nielsen: Retail clinics bring in-store opportunity

Nielsen: Retail clinics bring in-store opportunity

Retailers focusing on health and wellness might want to take a closer look at retail clinic patients, according to a recent retail health care services study by Nielsen. Of more than 2,200 U.S. adults surveyed by Harris Poll for Nielsen, almost 20% said they’ve visited a retail health clinic in the last 12 months. Yet

A look ahead at tomorrow’s perfect shopper interaction

A look ahead at tomorrow’s perfect shopper interaction

Much has already been written about how shoppers will be intersecting with retail in the health and wellness sector in the world of “2027” (i.e., more than 10 years from now). It is our expectation that concepts like “seamless,” “omnichannel,” “interactive,” “digital,” “connected” and “automated” will be incredibly important — so much so that the

Walmart appoints VP, health transformation

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Marcus Osborne has been named vice president of health and wellness transformation at Walmart. Osborne, who had served as vice president of health and wellness payer relations, will report to George Riedl, the company’s senior vice president of health and wellness. In his new position, Osborne will be focused on driving the

Walmart names health and wellness VP

Walmart names health and wellness VP

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Marcus Osborne has been appointed as vice president of health and wellness transformation at Walmart. Walmart confirmed Osborne’s promotion on Wednesday. He previously served as vice president of health and wellness payer relations. In his new role, Osborne will focus on driving the strategic vision, business development and key initiatives for the

Robin Leedy & Associates adopts new corporate name

Robin Leedy & Associates adopts new corporate name

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. — Robin Leedy & Associates Inc. (RLA), an over-the-counter health and wellness integrated marketing agency, has changed its corporate name and brand identity to RLA Collective Inc. The agency said Tuesday that the rebranding marks the evolution of RLA from a consumer health public relations consulting firm to a fully integrated marketing “collective,”

Walmart recognized for innovation in pharmacy

Walmart recognized for innovation in pharmacy

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has had a long history of making health care more accessible and affordable. From the launch of $4 generics in 2006 to the recent introduction of Walmart Care Clinics, which promise to have the same kind of impact on pricing in that sector as the earlier program did in pharmacy, the

Diab steps down at Walmart

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Labeed Diab, president of health and wellness for Walmart U.S., has left the retailer to become chief operating officer at Brookdale Senior Living Co., an operator of assisted and independent living centers for elderly clients. At Walmart, Diab had responsibility for the retailer’s full-service health and wellness offerings, including vision centers and primary