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Bloom becomes CEO at Fred’s

Bloom becomes CEO at Fred’s

MEMPHIS — Mike Bloom has been named chief executive officer of 651-store Fred’s Inc. He succeeds Jerry Shore, who is ­retiring. Bloom, who joined Fred’s as president and chief operating officer in January 2015, has worked closely with Shore on building a strong management team to ensure a smooth and effective transition. Bloom will lead

Bloom succeeds Shore as CEO of Fred’s

Bloom succeeds Shore as CEO of Fred’s

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred’s Inc. president and chief operating officer Michael Bloom has been named as chief executive officer, succeeding Jerry Shore, who is retiring. Bloom takes the CEO reins effective immediately, and plans call for Shore to retire from the company in February, Fred’s said Tuesday. “I am honored and humbled to be given

Fred’s creates pharmacy COO post

Fred’s creates pharmacy COO post

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Timothy Liebmann has been promoted to chief operating officer of pharmacy, a newly created position, at Fred’s Inc. Fred’s said late Thursday that Liebmann succeeds Rick Chambers, executive vice president of pharmacy operations, who is retiring. Liebmann joined Fred’s in June as vice president of pharmacy services. “We are indeed grateful to

Fred’s Pharmacy ramps up telehealth access

Fred’s Pharmacy ramps up telehealth access

CANTON, Miss.  ─ Fred’s Inc. is expanding access to telehealth services at its in-store pharmacies. Technology provider TelehealthONE said it will roll out its telehealth kiosks to more Fred’s Pharmacy locations. Plans call for the nine TelehealthONE stations to be deployed at Fred’s stores in Union, Pelahatchie, Carthage, Morton, Jackson, Pearl, Clinton, Lexington and Terry,