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Mike Holligan

Former Walgreens exec to lead store ops at Fred’s

Former Walgreens exec to lead store ops at Fred’s

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — John Foley, a former retail operations executive at Walgreens, is joining Fred’s Inc. as executive vice president of store operations. Fred’s said Wednesday that Foley is slated to take over the post immediately and that Mike Holligan, who formerly served in the role, will move to an open position of regional vice

Pugh to head marketing, merchandising at Fred’s

MEMPHIS — Fred’s Inc. has bolstered its executive team with three major appointments while strengthening its specialty pharmacy presence with an acquisition. The regional discount store and pharmacy operator has named Bryan Pugh chief merchandising and marketing officer. Pugh most recently was chief merchandising officer for Walgreen Co., where he served for six years in