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Wayne Bennett

ECRM holds Purpose-Driven Brands Summit in the windy city

ECRM holds Purpose-Driven Brands Summit in the windy city

CHICAGO — ECRM held its first Beauty & Wellness with Purpose Summit earlier this week here. The two-day summit focused on the growing popularity of purpose-driven indie brands. Purpose-driven brands on the market today focus closely on a niche within a category; they look out for all stakeholders; they seek out partners that share their

ECRM honors chains for merchandising prowess

ECRM honors chains for merchandising prowess

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) is turning the spotlight on nine food, drug and mass retailers with Merchant Team of the Year awards. ECRM said the awards, its second annual, are being presented to the chains for their excellence in sourcing, merchandising and supplier collaboration. This year’s winners span 10 categories across

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 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