Rite Aid Names Renz SVP/Category Management

Rite Aid has made several changes to its senior category management team.

Bill Renz, Rite Aid’s current gvp/consumables and photo, has been named svp/category management. Renz was promoted to vp/general merchandise in 2000 and named to his current role in 2014. He will report to Bryan Everett, chief operating officer of Rite Aid stores.

“Bill has worked in nearly every category of the retail drug store industry and has a tremendous ability to identify front-end items and product assortments that truly resonate with our valued customers,” said Everett. “Leveraging his extensive experience and deep knowledge of our business, we will continue to transform our front-end offering and deliver an outstanding Rite Aid experience.”

In addition, Ted Williams, Rite Aid’s current vp/general merchandise and seasonal, has been named gvp/consumables, general merchandise and seasonal. Bryan Shirtliff, who currently leads the company’s merchandising efforts, has been named gvp/health and beauty. Nate Newcomer, Rite Aid’s current vp/category management support and front-end analysis, has been named gvp/category management administration, financial analysis and replenishment. Williams, Shirtliff and Newcomer will report to Renz.

The company also announced the retirement of Tony Montini, evp/merchandising and distribution, and Bill Bergin, gvp/health and beauty.