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Gloeckler exits Walmart, joins Academy Sports

KATY, Texas — Michelle Gloeckler has stepped down as Walmart U.S. executive vice president of consumables, health and wellness to become executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at Academy Sports + Outdoors. She was also named president of Academy International Ltd., the $4.6 billion sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer’s global sourcing entity. At Walmart,

Gloeckler exits Walmart to join Academy Sports

Gloeckler exits Walmart to join Academy Sports

KATY, Texas — Walmart health and wellness executive Michelle Gloeckler is leaving the company to become chief merchant at sporting goods chain Academy Sports + Outdoors. Academy Ltd. said Wednesday that Gloeckler is slated to join the company on Aug. 29 as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. Academy Sports + Outdoors has 210 stores in Texas and 14

Keyes named Meijer president

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After joining the company 26 years ago as a pharmacist, Rick Keyes has now become president of Meijer Inc. He takes over from J.K. Symancyk, who is leaving the supercenter chain to become the president and chief executive officer of Academy Sports + Outdoors, a sports and outdoor lifestyle retailer based

New Meijer president joined company as pharmacist

New Meijer president joined company as pharmacist

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An executive with a pharmacy background has been named as the new president of Meijer Inc. The supercenter chain said Friday that Rick Keyes, executive vice president of supply chain and manufacturing, takes over from J.K. Symancyk, who is leaving the company to become president and chief executive officer of Academy Sports

Meijer president Symancyk joins sports/outdoors chain

Meijer president Symancyk joins sports/outdoors chain

KATY, Texas — Meijer Inc. president J.K. Symancyk is leaving the company to join Academy Sports + Outdoors, a sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, as president and chief executive officer. Academy Ltd. said Symancyk is slated to join the company on Nov. 2. He succeeds Rodney Faldyn, as president and CEO of the chain, which

Aureus is purchased by Meijer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc. has signed a deal to acquire the specialty pharmacy and health services company Aureus Health Services Inc. The deal will allow the retailer to improve the customer offerings at its 217 supercenters and grocery stores in the Midwest, all of which have pharmacies. “The ability to provide specialty pharmacy

Meijer to acquire specialty pharmacy Aureus

Meijer to acquire specialty pharmacy Aureus

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer Inc. has entered an agreement to buy Aureus Health Services, a national specialty pharmacy and health management service provider. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The supercenter retailer said late Wednesday that the addition of Aureus’ high-touch, patient-centered services will enable the chain’s pharmacy operation to enhance its customer offerings, namely to patients with complex chronic conditions. “The

NACDS names new officers, board members

NACDS names new officers, board members

PALM BEACH, Fla. — At its Annual Meeting this weekend, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) elected new officers, four new Executive Committee members and five new board members for the 2015-16 term. Randy Edeker, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hy-Vee Inc. has been elected as the new NACDS chairman, taking