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Fred’s names successor to departing CFO

Fred’s names successor to departing CFO

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Joseph Anto has joined Fred’s Inc. as executive vice president and chief financial officer, taking over from Jason Jenne, who is leaving the company. Anto comes to Fred’s from newspaper company MediaNews Group Inc. (DigitalFirst Media), where he was senior vice president of strategy and M&A. Jenne, who only served as Fred’s

Jenne becomes CFO at Fred’s

MEMPHIS — Fred’s Inc. has appointed Jason Jenne as chief financial officer. He succeeds Rick Hans, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Hans will remain in an advisory capacity until August 18 to ease Jenne’s transition. “Jason’s leadership experience and in-depth knowledge of finance and operations ideally qualify him to be the next chief

Fred’s posts 3Q loss, plans to close 40 stores

Fred’s posts 3Q loss, plans to close 40 stores

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In reporting a net loss for its fiscal 2016 third quarter, Fred’s Inc. said it plans to shut 40 underperforming stores in the first half of next year. Fred’s also announced at the start of its earnings call Thursday that it wouldn’t take any questions from analysts following its quarterly report —

Stiller makes exit from Walgreens

NEW YORK — Beth Stiller has stepped down as group vice president of global brands and sourcing at Walgreens to join Massage Envy as chief commercial officer. She will be responsible for leading services, retail, innovation and operations teams at the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based therapeutic massage and skin care service franchisor, which has more than 1,100

Fred’s tabs former Walgreens executive as CFO

Fred’s tabs former Walgreens executive as CFO

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Former Walgreens finance executive Rick Hans has joined Fred’s Inc. as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Fred’s said late Monday that Hans fills the vacancy left when Jerry Shore, the retailer’s previous CFO, was promoted to chief executive officer in October 2014. In his 27-year career at Walgreen Co., Hans