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• Rite Aid Corp. announced that it has hired Dedra N. Castle, formerly the vice president and Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer at Walmart-owned Sam's Club, to be its new Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

• The Business Journal reports that Brett Berry, former president/CEO of The Fresh Market, has announced his retirement as vice chairman of the board. Before becoming president/CEO of the company, he served there in roles that included COO, executive vice president of operations and vice president of marketing.
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