Rite Aid appoints Kevin Lofton to board of directors
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid has elected the president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives to its board of directors, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.
Rite Aid announced the appointment of Kevin Lofton, who has worked with the Englewood, Colo.-based operator of hospitals and long-term care centers since 1998 and was appointed as its president and CEO in 2003.
"Kevin is a widely recognized and well-respected leader in the healthcare industry whose broad knowledge and experience will be beneficial in helping Rite Aid continue to grow our business and develop innovative ways to better serve our customers in a rapidly changing healthcare environment," Rite Aid chairman, president and CEO John Standley said.
Lofton also served as the American Hospital Association’s chairman in 2007 and is on the boards of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Conifer Health Solutions and drug maker Gilead Sciences.
Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie collectively raise more than $450,000 in support of Susan G. Komen
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Customers of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie collectively raised more than $450,000 for Susan G. Komen during a month-long campaign.
The grocer’s Community Donation Program ran in all stores from Sept. 18 – Oct. 22, where customers could donate at any store register.
“This program demonstrates what community really means — people coming together to help their friends and neighbors in need,” Mary Kellmanson, Bi-Lo SVP marketing said. “This partnership with Komen helped educate and raise awareness about this disease and gave our customers a way of supporting the families in our communities that are battling breast cancer.”
Rejuve Cigs to debut new flavor at Famima!! stores
BREA, Calif. — Electronic cigarette manufacturer Rejuve is selling its products through Famima!!’s nine stores in southern California, the company said Tuesday.
Rejuve, whose products include electronic cigarettes, hookahs and vaping liquids, said its newest vaping liquid flavor, Brazilian Watermelon, would make its debut in Famima!! stores and is offered at 12-mg and 18-mg nicotine dosages. Other flavors include Classic Tobacco, Menthol, Italian Coffee and French Vanilla.
"We are excited to work with Famima, and the partnership makes perfect sense," Rejuve Cigs chief marketing officer Jessica Lee said. "We share the same customers — those who are busy, but seek a quality experience in everything they see, touch, taste and do — whether out on the town or shopping for food and other necessities."
Famima!!, based in Japan, operates nearly 22,000 stores, mostly in Asia.