Rite Aid Corp. yesterday announced that Bryan Everett will be the new executive vice president of store operations, effective Aug. 3.
Everett will be responsible for all operations at the company's nearly 4,600 stores and will report to Rite Aid's President and Chief Operations Officer Ken Martindale.
"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."
Everett succeeds Bob Thompson, who plans to retire in January.
"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,” Martindale said. “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. We appreciate his leadership and commitment to Rite Aid during this important time."
Thompson will continue reporting to Martindale until his retirement. He will work on specified service initiatives designed to improve the overall customer experience in Rite Aid stores as well as assisting in the leadership transition.