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Broader challenges await new Walmart Canada head

BY Gail Hoffer

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — In her new role as president and CEO of Walmart Canada, Shelley Broader will be tasked with addressing new competition from Target and other retailers expanding into Canada. Broader, who joined Walmart Canada in 2010 as chief merchandising officer, will assume her new role, effective immediately.

Prior to Walmart, Broader held a range of key positions with Michael’s and Hannaford Bros., as well as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Broader is succeeding David Cheesewright, who is taking on the newly created role of EVP, president and CEO of a new regional management team that will oversee Walmart’s retail operations in Canada, the United Kingdom and Sub-Saharan Africa, and business development in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada. Cheesewright will assume his role immediately and report directly to Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Walmart International.

Cheesewright, most recently president and CEO of Walmart Canada, joined Asda, Walmart’s business in the United Kingdom, in 1999. While at Asda, he held a variety of key leadership positions in operations, merchandising, logistics, strategy and format development. Prior to Asda, Cheesewright worked at Mars Confectionary.

"Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada hold tremendous potential for our company and we are excited to have David Cheesewright leading the team," said Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Walmart International. "Since joining the company, David has been a champion for our customer, led innovation and delivered returns."

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Glad To Go lunch, snack containers hit store shelves

BY Allison Cerra

OAKLAND, Calif. — Glad has expanded its GladWare containers line with items ideal for lunch and snacks.

New Glad To Go lunch and snack containers, in 32-oz. and 24-oz. sizes, respectively, feature a small 1.5-oz. cup that snaps into the lid so you can carry single portions of salad dressing and sauces without worrying about spills or soggy foods, Glad said.

"We’ve continuously heard that people can’t easily take the foods they want on the go. We’re thrilled to offer consumers a convenient way to take lunch and snacks on-the-go," Glad brand manager Bob Hillman said. "This revolutionary product makes it easy to save on time, money and waste, while catering to our busy lifestyles."

The new Glad To Go containers can be found in grocery stores and mass merchandisers nationwide for $2.99 per package of four containers.

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Chelsea seeks approval for neurogenic orthostatic hypotension drug

BY Alaric DeArment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chelsea Therapeutics International has applied for Food and Drug Administration approval of a drug for a disorder that affects patients with diseases like Parkinson’s disease.

The drug maker announced the submission of a new drug application for Northera (droxidopa) as a treatment for neurogenic orthostatic hypotension. NOH predominantly affects people with primary autonomic failure, a group of diseases that includes Parkinson’s, multiple system atrophy and pure autonomic failure.

Chelsea expects the FDA to decide whether or not to grant approval in first quarter 2012, the company said.

 


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