New Fresh Director at Walgreen.

In a follow up to a post from earlier in the week, Walgreen’s announced that it has hired Jim Jensen to be divisional merchandise manager of fresh foods, as they expand into fresh foods.
Jensen left Tesco’s Fresh & Easy in December, where he held a similar position. Prior to that role, he was a category manager for Dallas based 7-Eleven.
Jensen joins his former Fresh & Easy boss Bryan Pugh who is the vice president of merchandising for Walgreen.



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Christopher Durham
Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.