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Mike Bloom

Bloom is given new position at GPM

RICHMOND, Va. — GPM Investments LLC has appointed Mike Bloom to the newly created role of executive vice president and chief merchandising and marketing officer. Bloom previously served as chief executive officer of Fred’s Inc., president and chief operating officer of Family Dollar and executive vice president of merchandising, marketing and supply chain at CVS.

Fred’s gets new CEO

MEMPHIS — Fred’s Inc. has promoted Mike Bloom, its president and chief operating officer, to succeed chief executive officer Jerry Shore. Bloom’s promotion took effect August 29, the date the retailer announced that Shore was stepping aside as CEO and planned to retire in February. Bloom, a former executive with CVS and Family Dollar Stores,