Rite Aid Names New Leader of Retail Operations

Lisa Johnston
Editor-in-Chief, CGT
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Andre Persaud has been named executive VP at Rite Aid, where he’ll be tasked with leading retail operations for more than 2,400 locations across 18 states.

His responsibilities will include inventory and supply chain management, field team management, store operations, asset protection, and facility maintenance and repairs.

Persaud most recently served as an executive consultant to Wakefern Food Corporation, the largest U.S. retailer-owned cooperative with member companies that own and operate supermarkets. He’s also held positions Shopko Stores Operating Company, Burlington Stores and Loblaw Companies Limited.

"Andre has demonstrated proven success when it comes to leading a transformational retail strategy," said Heyward Donigan, CEO, Rite Aid. "The company has many exciting growth initiatives planned for 2020 and beyond. With Andre on board, we will move quickly to build on existing Rite Aid customer loyalty and implement a compelling, go-forward retail vision."

"I'm thrilled to join Rite Aid at such a pivotal moment in the company's history," said Persaud. "Customer expectations of retail pharmacies are rapidly changing. They want a more engaged health and wellness experience, more relevant, curated merchandise and a seamless retail experience. I look forward to working with the Rite Aid team to deliver on these expectations."

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