Cosby ready to lead retail biz

Mark Cosby

As of Oct. 1, Mark Cosby officially stepped into the role of president of CVS/pharmacy. Cosby’s new stint at 1 CVS Dr. is a far cry from his prior role as president of Macy’s stores. But Cosby’s reputation as an innovator is bound to tie in nicely with the 
Woonsocket, R.I.-based trailblazer.

As president, Cosby will have responsibility for all aspects of the company’s retail bus­iness, including its more than 7,200 retail stores, 19 distribution centers and e-
commerce site, as well as retail merchandising, supply chain, marketing, real estate, front store and pharmacy operations.

Prior to joining Macy’s in 2006, Cosby served as president of full-line stores for Sears Roebuck & Co., and earlier as COO of KFC. While at KFC, Cosby initiated the co-branded stores with two eateries under the same roof.

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