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L&R Distributors hires former Rite Aid senior manager
January 8th, 2014
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Mike Cirilli has joined L&R Distributors Inc. as vice president of category management and procurement.
L&R said Wednesday that Cirilli comes to the company from Rite Aid Corp., where he served as senior director of store brands and OTCs, managing the drug chain's wellness and private brands for the last 13 months. The distributor added that he also introduced many improvements in the wellness visual presentation for Rite Aid stores.
Cirilli brings to L&R 30 years of experience in retail category management and merchandising, including as vice president of merchandising at Duane Reade, where he worked for 16 years, and as a senior director of supply chain for Krasdale Foods.
L&R is a national distributor of more than 30,000 health and beauty aids, general merchandise and cosmetics products, serving over 12,000 points of distribution in the supermarket, drug store, independent and mass trade classes nationwide.
In joining the distributor, Cirilli replaces Charlie DeTorres, who has relocated to North Carolina. L&R said DeTorres will be transitioning into a sales role, calling on retailers as well as creating strategic sales opportunities for L&R.