Target Vet Joins Rite Aid
Camp Hill, Pa., Rite Aid Corp. announced Tuesday that Robert K. Thompson, formerly senior VP at Target Corp., has joined the company as senior VP of the Western Division where he will supervise operations of more than 900 stores.
Thompson, 50, most recently served as senior VP, West Region for Target where he was responsible for 320 stores and more than $14 billion in revenue. In this position, he drove significant same-store sales and profit growth by improving performance in high-volume stores in urban centers on the West Coast.
Thompson will report to Brian Fiala, executive VP of store operations. His appointment is effective immediately.
Orchard Supply Hardware Names New Execs
San Jose, Calif., Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) appointed Eric Kelly to serve as VP of real estate and store planning, effective Nov. 5. The company also appointed Roger Smith to serve as chief legal counsel, effective Nov. 26.
Most recently, Kelly comes from L.A. Fitness, where he had been senior VP, real estate, responsible for strategic planning, site analysis and financial pro forma development. Kelly also served in senior real estate and construction roles with 24-Hour Fitness.
Smith joins the company as chief legal counsel after serving as associate general counsel at Sears Holdings, providing legal guidance and oversight for OSH and other specialty retail businesses, merchandising, commercial sales and supply chain.