WSL Future of Health Event

Issue 05-22-2023

Walmart tabs Watkins top merchant

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart has named company veteran Latriece Watkins to the post of executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, effective immediately. She succeeds Charles Redfield, who is leaving the company this month after 32 years. “We have a rich history of strong leaders who embrace this constant change, set bold visions for our

CVS exceeds predictions for quarter

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health posted first quarter sales and earnings that beat Wall Street forecasts. Revenue for the period through March 31 increased 11% to $85.3 billion, exceeding analysts’ projection of $80.8 billion. Adjusted earnings of $2.20 per share topped the average estimate of $2.09. The company lowered its outlook for the full year,

Dollar General’s Garratt wraps up rewarding career

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — After a professional finance career spanning more than three decades and nearly nine years in key leadership positions at Tennessee-based Dollar General, John Garratt begins his planned retirement on June 2. DG’s president and former chief financial officer is fondly looking back, and ahead, with his ever-present smile and pleasant demeanor that

Three new sites expand DG’s distribution system

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General has expanded its global supply chain network with the opening of its first ground-up, dual facility in Blair, Neb., and two permanent regional distribution hubs, located in Newnan, Ga., and Fort Worth. The company also announced expansion plans for existing facilities in Jonesville, S.C., and Amsterdam, N.Y. “The recent additions

NACDS brought back normalcy

NACDS brought back normalcy

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting, held at the end of April in Palm Beach, Fla., is now little more than a distant memory. The retailer and supplier attendees have returned to their daily chores, and the glow that routinely follows a successful industry meeting has begun to dissipate, crowded out by

Sense of urgency needed to limit climate change

Sense of urgency needed to limit climate change

In his new book, The Earth Transformed: An Untold History, Peter Frankopan examines the consequences of interaction between humans and the natural world over the course of millennia. He shows how the trajectory of history has been influenced by such environmental factors as heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods and volcanic eruptions. Climate change played an