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Walgreens promotes three merchandising execs.

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Walgreen Co. has promoted three executives within its merchandising organization.

Carlo Baldan has been promoted to divisional merchandise manager for personal care within the retailer's beauty and fashion division. He had most recently served as category manager for the sleep, pain and incontinence categories.

Robert Thompkins has been promoted to general merchandise manager of the health and wellness purchasing group. He had been divisional merchandise manager for over-the-counter drugs. In his new post Thompkins succeeds Chong Bang, who has been put in charge of a special project at Walgreens.

Taking Thompkins' old position, meanwhile, is Bob Cinq-Mars, who will serve as divisional merchandise manager for such O-T-C categories as pain and sleep medications, incontinence, adult nutrition, diet aids, and smoking cessation. For the past two years Cinq-Mars was divisional merchandise manager for such O-T-C products as eye and ear care, foot care, diagnostic products, and baby care.

Robert Bobber, who had been divisional merchandise manager for consumables, has been put in charge of the O-T-C categories that were previously Cing-Mars' responsibility. And Robin Randolph, divisional merchandise manager for electronics, has picked up responsibility for some of the consumables business, in addition to her other duties.

Meanwhile, Scott Minger has been promoted to category manager for vitamins. He had previously been associate category manager for vitamins.

Steve Lubin will lead a new home medical equipment and durable medical equipment division, in addition to his current role as divisional vice president and general marketing manager of nonmainland operations.

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Title Annotation:News; promotions of Carlo Baldan, Robert Thompkins and Robert Bobber
Publication:Chain Drug Review
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Oct 13, 2008
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