Bojangles’ names new CEO
Charlotte, N.C. — Bojangles’ Restaurants Inc. has appointed Clifton Rutledge as CEO effective Jan. 24. Rutledge joins Bojangles’ from Texas-based hamburger chain Whataburger, succeeding current CEO Randy Kibler, who announced his plans to retire from this role in September 2013 but will remain active as chairman of the company’s board of directors. Additionally, Bojangles’ has promoted its senior VP of company operations Kenny Avery to COO.
Now at the helm of Bojangles’ leadership team, Rutledge will be responsible for leading the company’s ongoing expansion in its core markets concentrated in the Southeast and building upon the brand’s strong same-store sales following expansion and growth.
"I am proud to join the Bojangles’ team on the heels of many recent successes which have contributed to this company’s tremendous growth potential,” said Rutledge. “I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Bojangles’ leadership and it is an honor to be part of the team. We will remain committed to the brand’s vision of growth and look forward to taking Bojangles’ to the next level."
Ace Hardware names CEO of largest chain
Oak Brook, Ill. — Ace Hardware Corporation has appointed Tom Knox, 59, as president and CEO of Westlake Ace Hardware, Ace’s largest chain comprising 85 stores. Knox will be leaving his role as VP, retail business development, training & supply at Ace’s corporate offices and relocating to the Kansas City area to pursue his new role.
“As president and CEO of Westlake, Knox brings to the table years of experience as a former multi-unit hardware store owner and long tenure helping Ace retailers make more money in the hardware business will serve Westlake Ace exceedingly well,” said Sasha Bigda, Director Corporate Communications and Media Relations at Ace Hardware.
CVS launches online vitamin hub
Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS’ pharmacy has launched the Family Vitamin Center, a new health hub on CVS.com that empowers customers to learn more about the vitamins and supplements that can support their personal health goals. The Center features an interactive questionnaire and guidance tools that provide personalized supplement recommendations identifying which options are best suited to address personal wellness goals or health condition.
It also allows users to shop by goal, such as heart health or immune support, and get health tips. Customers can also sign up for Ship & Save, an automatic replenishment program that offers a 20% savings on every vitamin or supplement purchased and free shipping.
"The Family Vitamin Center helps CVS/pharmacy customers save time, money and lead healthier lives, which is the intent of all of our digital resources," said Brian Tilzer, senior VP, chief digital officer for CVS Caremark. "More and more of our customers are engaging with us across digital platforms to enhance their pharmacy and drugstore shopping. Until now, there has been a lack of guidance online to help customers decide which products might be best for them. Our new Family Vitamin Center is a one-of-a-kind tool that fills this information gap by providing customers with the facts they need, helping to put them on their path to better health."