Walgreens Adds Two Executives to Merchandising Team

Walgreens has appointed two retail veterans to its merchandising team, bringing in a manager from Walmart while also promoting a longtime employee from within.

Cory Canady will hold the title of head of Merchandising Operations and Transformation at Walgreens. With more than 20 years of merchandising, product innovation, transformation and general management experience, Canady has a track record of developing customer-facing strategies, launching new products, improving profitability and leading merchandising transformation.

Most recently, he served as Vice President of Omni Merchandising – Furniture & Mattress at Walmart. Under his leadership, the team achieved a period of record growth, market share gains and significant improvement in e-commerce profitability.

Prior to Walmart, Canady held several merchandising leadership roles at CVS Health, where he led product development and innovation for the drugstore chain’s private brands. Earlier in his career, he held merchandising leadership roles at Target Corporation.

In addition, Walgreens has promoted Dale Johnson to the role of general merchandise manager of Consumables. He will manage the retailer’s grocery and general commercial operations.

Johnson has been part of the Walgreens team for over 30 years. He has held positions in merchandising and retail operations where he has played a key role in driving revenue and profit growth. With a wide range of experience,

During his tenure at Walgreens, he led perishables, private label, regulated products, innovation, marketing, merchandising, general management, brand management, profit and loss development, retail operations, supply chain/DSD/CDC and project management.

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