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Walgreens continues expansion in Hawaii

BY Drug Store News Team

DEERFIELD, Ill. Hawaii will welcome its fourth Walgreens this Sunday in Kailua located in windward Oahu.

The Kailua location will be the Deerfield, Ill.-based company’s second grand opening in windward Oahu after the neighboring Kaneohe store opened in late 2008.

The new location will be smaller than a typical full-service store, though the addition of a drive-through pharmacy and Kailua’s recognizable location as a center of commerce and tourism drives excitement from company officials.

Plans have been made to open 25 to 30 more stores in Hawaii.

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Robert E. Rich Jr., Jeff Noddle honored with GMA Hall of Achievment Award

BY Drug Store News Team

WASHINGTON The Grocery Manufacturers Association announced Wednesday that Robert E. Rich Jr., chairman of Rich Products Corp., and Jeff Noddle, executive chairman of Supervalu, were chosen as beneficiaries of the GMA 2009 Hall of Achievement Award.

According to Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of GMA, “The Hall of Achievement Award is GMA’s most prestigious honor. It is given to those individuals who have demonstrated life-long commitment to, and achievement within, the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry.”

Rich was a long-time member of the GMA board of directors and served as chairman from 1999 to 2001. He is involved with several corporate boards and organizations. Noddle is executive chairman of Supervalu, the third largest grocery retail company and leading food distributor in the U.S.

“Both of these individuals have a strong legacy of leadership and success within our industry,” said Bailey.

The award will be presented on Aug. 30 at the GMA Executive Conference.

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Family Dollar names SVP global sourcing

BY Michael Johnsen

MATTHEWS, N.C. Family Dollar Stores on Tuesday named Kevin Boyanowski to the position of SVP global sourcing.

“Providing customers with quality products at good prices is a key component of our value proposition,” stated Robert George, EVP and chief merchandising officer. “In addition to offering an assortment of nationally recognized brands, we also develop and source goods from a variety of countries around the world. In support of these efforts, we have invested significantly to improve our global procurement capabilities to include enhanced quality control processes and stronger global relationships.”

Prior to joining Family Dollar, Boyanowski served as a partner and solution lead for IBM’s Global Business Services. Additional retail experience includes consulting work with KPMG, as well as various positions with Fisher Big Wheel Stores and Rose’s Stores. Boyanowski earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Wake Forest University.

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