Bryan Everett will join Rite Aid as executive-VP of store operations, responsible for almost 4,600 stores and reporting directly to president and CEO Ken Martindale. Everett comes to Rite Aid after working for Target since 2002, most recently as senior VP of store operations.
The executive position at Rite Aid was left vacant by Bob Thompson, who is retiring in January 2016.
Martindale commented on Thompson's time at Rite Aid, "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."
At Target, Everett was responsible for talent management, operational efficiency and integrated technology solutions. He also led a new store format and remodeling program while overseeing pharmacy and clinic operations.
Prior to Target, he served in store operations management roles at Fleming Wholesale and Aldi, Inc.
"Bryan is an energetic and talented leader with a proven track record of operational expertise and success," Martindale said. Everett will start at Rite Aid on August 3.
Everett secures this position at Rite Aid shortly after Target announced 140 job eliminations from its headquarters. Press Release