DEERFIELD, Ill. —Signaling its determination to continue the aggressive rollout of its new, more customer-focused store design and merchandising strategy, Walgreens named 20-year company veteran Mike Arnoult to the post of VP Customer Centric Retailing, effective immediately. Arnoult replaces Chong Bang, who left the company Dec. 18, 2009, to become SVP merchandising at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Arnoult, who last served as head of online merchandising, will head up the chain’s fast-expanding CCR project and oversee its expansion to nearly 3,000 stores by the end of the calendar year. He will report to VP merchandising Bryan Pugh. For the complete story, visit