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Rite Aid adds store development exec

Rita Aid has a new addition to its senior leadership team driving the company’s RxEvolution strategy. The Camp Hill, Pa.-based retailer has named Angele Gaylord-Robinson its senior vice president of store development. 

In her role, Gaylord-Robinson will execute and manage the chain’s store renovations, which are a central component of the RxEvolution and the rollout of Rite Aid’s “store of the future” format that will focus on making Rite Aid stores vibrant health-and-wellness destinations. She also will manage all aspects of the company’s retail facilities, including store planning,  development, construction and management of the Rite Aid real estate portfolio. 

Gaylord-Robinson brings to Rite Aid more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate, most recently as president of Ikea’s North America real estate cluster. Pior to her work with Ikea, she was the lead property manager for McDonald’s USA’s east division. 

“I’m thrilled to welcome someone of Angele’s talent and experience to our team, particularly in such a critical role,” said Matthew Schroeder, executive vice president and chief financial officer. “Her strategic mindset, leadership skills and relentless focus on process improvement will serve our business well as Rite Aid continues to bring our RxEvolution vision to life.”

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