Rite Aid Names Robinson-Gaylord SVP/Store Development

Rite Aid has appointed Angele Robinson-Gaylord as svp/store development. Robinson-Gaylord will play a key role in executing and managing renovations for Rite Aid’s stores of the future, a critical component of its RxEvolution strategy, that will transform Rite Aid stores into destinations for holistic health and wellness.

Robinson-Gaylord will also be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of Rite Aid’s retail facilities, including store planning, development, construction and management of the entire real estate portfolio.

She brings more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate to Rite Aid. She joins the organization from Ikea, where Robinson-Gaylord served as president of the North America real estate cluster. Before that, she served as the lead property manager for the east division of McDonald’s USA, supporting as many as 1,900 restaurant locations.

“I’m thrilled to welcome someone of Angele’s talent and experience to our team, particularly in such a critical role,” said Matthew Schroeder, evp/chief financial officer. “Her strategic mindset, leadership skills and relentless focus on process improvement will serve our business well as Rite Aid continues to bring our RxEvolution vision to life.”