Personnel Updates

• Cardinal Health Inc. (184) has named Brian Rice as Exec VP and CIO.

• CVS Health (307) announced George Coleman has been promoted to Senior VP of Merchandising.

• e.l.f. Cosmetics, Inc. (36) announced that Kory Marchisotto has been appointed its new Chief Marketing Officer.

• Fred’s Inc. (32) has appointed Joseph Anto as CEO. Ritwik Chatterjee was named as CFO.  Nathaniel Klein was named as its COO, and Michael Ladd as Chief Stores Officer.

• Health Mart (7) has announced its new President is Nimesh Jhaveri.


Industry Insight

• CVS Health has opened the first test of its CVS Health concept store format. The HealthHUB tests, which dedicate greater floor space to health care services, have opened across three locations in Houston, TX. More than 20 percent of each HealthHUB location will feature floor space that serves health care needs from personalized care to wellness products.

• Lewis Drug Inc. announced it has purchased the pharmacy assets, including prescription files and records, from six Shopko stores in SD, MN, and IA.


Real Estate

• Genoa Healthcare recently opened new pharmacy locations in Keene, NH and Hartford, CT. Genoa also reopened its Newark, OH pharmacy at a new location.

• Shopko Stores Operating Co. LLC announced that it will be closing 250 of its stores by mid-May.


Just because we don’t mention it here doesn’t mean it didn’t happen – or we didn’t capture it. In the past four weeks, we’ve updated more than 290 companies in the Drug Stores and HBC Chains Database, with many of those companies’ records updated at multiple points.