TORONTO (FNS) -- Former Loblaw executive David Nichol will become president of private-label soft-drink company Cott Corp. here Oct. 1, a move that caught some retail analysts by surprise. Nichol, the mastermind behind the successful President's Choice private label, among others, left Loblaw earlier this year to become a consultant to several chains, including Loblaw and Wal-Mart. In late July, he appeared at Cott's annual meeting where company Chairman Gerald Pencer announced that Cott ...

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