Rite Aid Appoints Persaud EVP/Retail

Rite Aid has appointed Andre Persaud as evp/retail. Persaud will lead the retail operations for more than 2,400 Rite Aid locations.

His responsibilities will include inventory and supply chain management, field team management, store operations, asset protection and facility maintenance and repairs. His retail experience includes grocery, pharmacy, off-price apparel, and beauty services, among others.

Most recently, Persaud was an executive consultant with Wakefern Food Corporation. Prior to Wakefern, Persaud served as evp/retail for Shopko Stores operating company with direct responsibility for all operating divisions and banners across retail, pharmacy, and optical. Previously, Persaud served as svp/store operations for Burlington Stores and prior to that he served as svp/central operations and merchandising, for Loblaw.

“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.”