Rite Aid Corp. has appointed Bryan Everett evp/store operations, effective August 3. He will supervise all operations at the company’s nearly 4,600 chainwide stores, reporting to Rite Aid president and CEO Ken Martindale.
Everett will succeed Bob Thompson, who announced his retirement from Rite Aid, effective January 2016, the company stated.
Until retirement, Rite Aid noted, Thompson will continue reporting to Martindale, working on service initiatives designed to improve the overall customer experience in stores, and he will assist in the leadership transition.
Everett was previously svp/store operations for Target Corp.
“Bryan is an energetic and talented leader with a proven track record of operational expertise and success,” Martindale said. “We are pleased to welcome Bryan to Rite Aid and are confident Rite Aid will benefit from his outstanding leadership skills as we work together to continue to successfully grow our business and achieve long-term success. I would also like to acknowledge the many valuable contributions Bob Thompson has made to Rite Aid since joining our company over seven years ago. He has been a key member of our management team that, along with our nearly 90,000 associates, has executed a successful turnaround and positioned Rite Aid for long-term growth.”