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Winn-Dixie announces executive appointments


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Winn-Dixie has announced the hiring of John Fegan, Dan Tobin and Peter Thomas to its pharmacy, development and real estate departments, respectively, in a effort to assist in the company’s turnaround.

Fegan has filled the position of vice president of pharmacy. In this position, he will work at overseeing the day-to-day and strategic operations of the company’s 400 plus pharmacy locations. Fegan mastered his skills in various key positions at Ahold USA which runs pharmacy locations under the banners: American Drug Stores, Pay’n Save Drug Stores, Gray Drug and Osco Drug.

Tobin joined Winn-Dixie as vice president of development. Tobin’s responsibilities include new store design and remodel initiatives. Prior to joining Winn-Dixie, Tobin held key positions at Albertsons and later at Brinker International, where he oversaw construction activities for casual-dining chains such as Chili’s, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, On The Border Grill & Cantina, and Maggiano’s Little Italy.

Thomas has assumed the title of vice president of real estate, is responsible for the development of the company’s new store capital and remodel initiatives. In this position he will work to increase market share within Winn-Dixie’s footprint. Thomas’ career includes time at well-known companies such as Big Y Foods, Purity Supreme Supermarkets, A&P, and McCarty-Holman Jitney Jungle.

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