Beth Newlands Campbell Appointed President of Rexall Drugstore

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Domenic Pilla, Chief Executive Officer of McKesson Canada, today announced the appointment of Beth Newlands Campbell as President of Rexall Drugstore effective August 8, 2017.

Newlands Campbell is a highly accomplished retail executive with a successful history of innovating and executing business strategies to build brands, future leaders and a deepening commitment to communities. She had an extensive 27-year career at Delhaize America, including Hannaford Supermarkets and Food Lion, where she served as President. Most recently, she served as President, Atlantic/Ontario Business Unit, Sobeys Inc.

"The retail pharmacy industry faces many challenges. Competitive dynamics, regulatory pressure and meeting the expectations of consumers and patients are amongst the biggest. Rexall is poised to take advantage of these challenges and lead the transformation of the sector to significantly improve health outcomes and help lower the cost of providing care in Canada," said Pilla. "Beth is a dynamic leader with a long and proven track record of delivering business results in Canada and the United States. She brings with her a passion for creating a diverse and inclusive work environment that will engage our employees to grow our business and to serve even more customers and patients."

In her new role, Newlands Campbell will lead Rexall's long-term business strategies that enhance corporate growth and strengthen the organizations' position in the marketplace. Newlands Campbell will report directly to Domenic Pilla, CEO of McKesson Canada.

"I am honoured and excited to become the newest member of the Rexall team," said Newlands Campbell. "Rexall is a trusted and reliable brand with deep roots in the communities we serve. I'm looking forward to building on our existing strengths and charting a course that not only sets us apart from the competition, but also makes it even easier for patients and consumers to choose Rexall."

About Rexall Drugstores
With a heritage dating back over a century, Rexall/Pharma Plus is a leading drugstore operator with a dynamic history of innovation and growth. Our focus is helping Canadians improve their overall health and wellness with a wide assortment of products and easily accessible, more convenient services. Operating 471 pharmacies across Canada, Rexall's 7,300 employees are dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and customer service. Rexall is a member of the Rexall Pharmacy Group Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of McKesson Corporation. For more information, visit rexall.ca.

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SOURCE Rexall Pharmacy Group Ltd.

For further information: Derek Tupling, (w) 905.501.7894, (c) 647.282.1689, dtupling@rexall.ca

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