CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid here has named Robert J. Easley, a 16-year veteran of H. E. Butt Grocery Co., as its chief operating officer. Easley most recently served as senior vice president, chief marketing officer and head of pharmacy for H-E-B, which is based in San Antonio. “Rob comes to Rite Aid with a very successful track record at H-E-B, including improving store execution, strengthening pharmacy and helping create a customer-driven culture,” James P. Mastrian, the current Rite Aid COO, said in a statement. Mastrian is moving to a senior advisor role. Easley, who begins Aug. 20, will have responsibility for all store operations, category management, marketing, merchandising, supply chain and pharmacy services and will report directly to Mary Sammons, Rite Aid’s chief executive officer.
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