Rite Aid names EVP merchandising

CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Rite Aid announced that Tony Montini has been promoted to EVP merchandising. In his new position, Montini will oversee field merchandising and the company’s new store format development in addition to his current responsibilities for category management. 

Montini most recently served as SVP category management. He will continue to report to Ken Martindale, Rite Aid COO.

The company also announced that Bryan Shirtliff, currently the company’s SVP business development, has been named to the new position of SVP merchandising. Shirtliff will continue to be responsible for the company’s store segmentation initiatives and now will also be responsible for front end merchandising. He will report to Montini.

“Tony has done a terrific job this past year in strengthening our category management department and further building upon our strong relationships with suppliers,” said Martindale. “With his broad-based retail experience and expertise in chain drug merchandising and marketing, he will be a great asset in strengthening our field merchandising capabilities and continuing the development of the new store formats that are part of our segmentation strategy.”