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After selling off 1,900+ stores to Walgreens earlier this month, Rite Aid is bringing one of its rival’s former top execs in as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. Kermit Crawford, the former EVP and President of Pharmacy Health and Wellness at Walgreens, will start at Rite Aid effective Oct. 5, reporting to Chairman and CEO John Standley.

Crawford held a wide range of store operations and senior management positions during his 30-year tenure with Walgreens, which ended when he retired from the company in 2014. His responsibilities covered the company’s pharmacy services, including its pharmacy benefit management services. In his last role at Walgreens, Crawford was responsible for all aspects of strategic, operational and financial management for the health and wellness division.

Most recently, Crawford has been a retail and health care adviser and consultant for New York City-based Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm specializing in retail and consumer investments. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Allstate and LifePoint…