Jim Spencer promoted to president of Kinney Drugs stores

Gouverneur, N.Y. — Kinney Drugs Inc. announced today the appointment of Jim Spencer to president. Prior to the announcement, Spencer had served as COO.

In this expanded role, Spencer will be responsible for the total customer experience and strategic growth of the company's retail drug stores. In addition to overseeing pharmacy and retail operations, marketing and merchandising, he will assume oversight responsibilities for company logistics. Spencer will continue to report to Bridget-ann Hart, R.Ph., president of Kinney healthcare services.

“Jim continually demonstrates the quality of leadership and high standards that have been an integral part of the success of our company,” says Craig Painter, chief executive officer and chairman. “Combining all the functions that directly impact the profitability of our stores under Jim’s proven leadership will better position us to grow our business and enhance the overall customer experience.”

Kinney Drugs Inc. is a leading pharmacy healthcare company that strives to provide the highest quality pharmacy, health and retail services in the communities served. Founded in 1903 by Burt Orrin Kinney, the company has grown into a diversified pharmacy healthcare network that offers retail pharmacy, pharmacy benefits management and institutional pharmacy services. Kinney Drugs retail pharmacy operates 98 drugstores in central and northern New York and Vermont, as well as a distribution warehouse.

Kinney Drugs is an employee-owned company headquartered in upstate New York. For more information, visit Kinneydrugs.com.

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