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Family Dollar elevates Jason Reiser to chief merchandising officer; president and COO Michael Bloom departs

BY Michael Johnsen

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores on Thursday announced that it has promoted Jason Reiser to the position of EVP – chief merchandising officer. Reiser will report to Howard Levine, chairman and CEO. 

The company also noted that president and COO Michael Bloom has left the company to pursue other interests. The company will conduct a search for a new president and COO. 

Reiser will have executive responsibility for the company’s merchandising, global sourcing, marketing, replenishment and financial planning teams. Reiser joined Family Dollar in July 2013 as SVP merchandising with responsibility for the company’s health, beauty, personal care and household product teams. 

In October 2013, Reiser was promoted to lead merchandising officer with responsibility for all merchandising functions.

Reiser joined Family Dollar after a 17-year career with Walmart Stores in a variety of roles, most recently serving as VP merchandising, health and family care for Sam’s Club. 

Reiser holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Northeastern University.

 

 

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Jim Sinegal receives NRF’s 2014 Gold Medal Award

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — The semi-retired CEO of Costco Wholesale has been named as the recipient of the top award from the National Retail Federation at the trade group’s upcoming trade show this month, the NRF said Wednesday.

Jim Sinegal, who stepped down as president CEO of the Issaquah, Wash.-based club retailer in 2012, after 29 years, but still plays an active role in the company and is a member of its board of directors, is scheduled to accept the NRF’s Gold Medal Award for 2014 at Retail’s BIG Show, which takes place from Jan. 12-15 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.

"Jim was an obvious choice for NRF’s Gold Ward, given his commitment to the industry and Costco, and dedication to creating such a well-respected culture throughout the organization he helped build," NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay said. "All of the award winners have successfully been able to cut through the clutter and make an outstanding name for themselves by continuing to innovate and effectively serve their customers in an ever-changing world."

 

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Mylan hires Adele Gulfo to head global collaboration, strategic operations

BY DSN STAFF

PITTSBURGH — Generic drug maker Mylan has hired a former Pfizer executive to its executive leadership team.

The company announced Wednesday the appointment of Adele Gulf as EVP global collaboration and strategic operations. Before working for Mylan, Gulfo served as regional president of Latin America for Pfizer’s Emerging Markets Business Unit, overseeing more than 4,000 employees in 23 countries and achieving more than $3 billion in sales in Latin America in 2012.

"Adele’s rich and diverse experience in the pharmaceutical industry will bring significant strategic value and leadership to Mylan in numerous areas," Mylan CEO Heather Bresch said. "For instance, we believe Adele’s expertise will support many of our key growth drivers, including our expansion in Latin America, the development and expansion of our global specialty franchise and the development of global commercial strategies to maximize our key upcoming launches of increasingly complex generic products, such as in the biologics and respiratory areas."

 

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