American Eagle Adds Creative Director Post
Pittsburgh American Eagle Outfitters announced Thursday that Roger Markfield, former chief merchandising officer/co-CEO of AEO and current member of the AEO board of directors has been appointed to a newly created full time role as vice chairman, executive creative director of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
In his new position, Markfield will work closely with all creative leaders within the American Eagle brand, including design, merchandising and marketing.
Walgreens Unveils New Wellness Program
Deerfield, Ill. Walgreen Co. announced Wednesday it has launched its Complete Care and Well-Being program aimed at employers.
The company said the program will be run through its Take Care Health Systems businesses, which it bought in May 2007. Take Care has grown from the original 50 clinics to 322 clinics in Walgreen stores today, and has partnerships with a number of health insurers.
The company said the new program will offer clear pricing to employers and discounts on Walgreen brand products for workers and lower prescription drug prices. It is designed to reduce health care and prescription costs for large employers.
“Over the past two years, we built and assembled the services necessary to offer a unique solution to rising pharmacy and healthcare costs,” said Walgreens president Greg Wasson.
Apple’s Jobs Takes Medical Leave
Cupertino, Calif. Apple Inc.’s CEO Steve Jobs said Wednesday he is taking a medical leave of absence until the end of June.
Jobs told employees in an e-mail that his health issues are more complex than he originally thought. He recently disclosed that he had a hormone deficiency that had resulted in a dramatic loss of weight.
Apple’s COO, Tim Cook, will take over Jobs’ responsibilities while he is on leave.