Industry veteran Warren Jeffery to retire

Was executive sponsor for Rexall’s innovative healthy living prototype

EDMONTON, Alberta — Katz Group Canada on Monday announced the planned retirement Oct. 31 of Warren Jeffery, chief development officer and interim chief merchandising officer.

“We thank Warren for his contributions and his leadership,” stated Andy Giancamilli, CEO of Katz Group Canada. “Warren has been at the helm of key organizational initiatives that have driven innovation in pharmacy care and improved medication compliance and has set a solid foundation for future organizational growth. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Jeffery’s career spans 35 years. He joined Rexall with a mandate to strengthen Rexall’s corporate store operations and has since helped Rexall to significant gains in store capabilities, strategies and processes that span operations, real estate, acquisitions and pharmacy services. Jeffery played a key part in the rollout of more than 200 prototype stores, the development of progressive employer‐based and specialty programs, and the launch of Rexall Reminder Ready, a first-to-market medication compliance program.

Most recently, Jeffery was the executive sponsor for Rexall’s innovative healthy living prototype.

“There is a strong management team at Rexall and a genuine dedication to improving patient care and delivering a superior customer experience," Jeffery said. "I am appreciative of the role I’ve played in the organization’s development.”

Jeffery had previously served in senior executive roles in operations, merchandising and marketing at several retail pharmacy organizations, including Perry Drug Stores, Revco Drug Stores, Phar‐Mor Deep Discount Food & Drug and McKesson. Jeffery holds a pharmacy degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich.

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