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Rite Aid, WorkPlace Systems team for workforce management solution

BY Staff Writer

New York City — Retail workforce management solution-provider WorkPlace Systems announced that Rite Aid will use WorkPlace OnLine, a cloud-based Schedule and Attendance Management service, at all Rite Aid stores.

The cloud Workforce Management solution will enable Rite Aid to improve the visibility, efficiency and control of pharmacy schedules and associated data such as labor costs and open shifts at all of its stores. This will provide improved labor utilization, reduced schedule administration time and improved compliance with all schedule-related processes, according to WorkPlace Systems. An additional strategic goal is aimed at improving work-life balance for pharmacists through the use of the associate portal for viewing and confirming schedules, making time off requests and shift bidding.

WorkPlace OnLine is being implemented using the WorkPlace Rapid Implementation Approach, which is in part facilitated by the service being provided in the “cloud” and accessed via a web browser. Implementation of WorkPlace OnLine at all Rite Aid stores is expected to be completed by March 2012.

“Rite Aid selected WorkPlace based on their expertise on scheduling associates across multiple locations, user friendliness and their rapid implementation strategies,” stated Dave Markley, VP of financial and labor analysis at Rite Aid.

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Target names John Mulligan CFO

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Minneapolis — Target Corp. announced Tuesday it has promoted current senior VP-finance John Mulligan to executive VP and CFO, effective April 1.

The announcement concludes a comprehensive search which included both internal and external candidates, said Target.

Mulligan succeeds Doug Scovanner, who announced his retirement last November.

A 16-year Target veteran, Mulligan has held leadership positions in finance, target.com and human resources.

Target said that Scovanner, following his retirement, will remain with the company in a part-time capacity until early November 2012 as part of the transition.

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Bon-Ton names former Lord & Taylor chief as new president and CEO

BY Katherine Boccaccio

York, Pa. — The Bon-Ton Stores said Tuesday it has appointed Brendan L. Hoffman as president and CEO, effective Feb. 7.

Hoffman replaces Bud Bergren, who is a current member of the board of directors and who will transition to the role of the chairman.

Hoffman was the president and CEO of Lord & Taylor since October 2008. Prior to that, he served six years as president and CEO of Neiman Marcus Direct, a subsidiary of The Neiman Marcus Group, where he oversaw the growth of neimanmarcus.com and the launch and growth of bergdorfgoodman.com.

“I am excited to lead the Bon-Ton team as it embarks on a new phase of growth,” said Hoffman.

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