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Weis Markets has hired Joseph S. Douglas as its vice president of pharmacy to oversee the day-to-day merchandising, operation and management of the Sunbury, Pa.-based grocer chain’s 122 pharmacies.
A 27-year veteran of Walgreen Co., Douglas will also oversee Weis Markets' Lifestyle Initiatives team, which focuses on health and wellness issues. He will report to Kurt Schertle, senior VP of sales and merchandising.
During his career with Walgreens, Douglas also worked as VP of drug store operations, senior director/rewire for growth, director of drug store administration, district manager, store manager, pharmacy manager and pharmacist. He most recently served as VP of transforming community practice for the Deerfield, Ill.-based drug store chain.
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets operates 161 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and West Virginia.