Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell knows how to make hard choices. He joined the retailer in August 2014 and by January 2015 Target said it would exit Canada and book a $5.4 billion loss. Six months later, Cornell sold Target's pharmacy business for $1.9 billion to CVS Health.
Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos leads an army of more than 120,000 employees tasked with executing the company's strategy of serving others at a network of stores that will surpass 14,000 locations in 2017.
It's not easy being Dollar General.
Retailers of all types are eyeing urban markets for growth and Dollar General is no exception. The company operates nearly 14,000 stores that are easy to spot throughout nearly all of America thanks to distinctive yellow and black signs.
Mergers and acquisitions have been heating up in CPG retailing, especially in the grocery sector. There were 37 supermarket mergers/acquisitions in 2014, up from 28 in 2013 and the most since 2013, according to The Food Institute.
Hy-Vee's Edeker: Outstanding Outreach
As only the fourth chairman/CEO in Hy-Vee's history, Randy Edeker is maintaining and improving the chain's customer outreach programs.
CEO OF THE YEAR
Top-notch foodservice options are one of the ways Bristol Farms distinguishes itself.
Bristol Farms prides itself on moving quickly—but just quickly enough.
It finds and develops new products with aplomb, but only as lo
RETAIL LEADER'S CEOs OF THE YEAR
Retail Leader's annual CEOs of the Year feature honors company chiefs in the CPG retail sector who exhibit exemplary leadership, inspiring their teams and companies to innovate and improve.