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Movers: Kinneys realigns merchandising department

Kinney Drugs will realign the merchandise department as part of the organization's long range plans to insure that necessary leadership is in place to support the growing company's continued success.

Richard Cognetti, Jr., vice president of merchandising, announced that Cheri Taylor of Baldwinsville will be promoted to division manager of health and beauty care and Mike Hatch of Gouverneur will make a lateral move to division manager of general merchandise. Taylor and Hatch will be responsible for the development and implementation of sales and promotional strategies, insuring sales and gross margin goals are met and the development of effective category management practices.

"Cheri and Mike have over 45 years of combined category management experience. This experience will serve the company well in their new leadership roles," said Richard Cognetti Jr., vice president of retail merchandising. "They will drive our purchasing decisions, advertising content, merchandise presentation efforts and continue to build relationships within the vendor community."

Taylor held various positions with Fay's/Eckerd and Brooks including senior buyer, associate category manger and category manager. Her last position was with US Cotton, LLC, located in Baldwinsville as regional vice president North America-East.

For more information, visit kinneydrugs.com.

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