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Fred’s revamps its board of directors

Fred’s revamps its board of directors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred’s Inc. has overhauled its board of directors, including the appointment of chief executive officer Michael Bloom and retail industry veterans Christopher Bodine and Peter Bocian as members. Fred’s said Tuesday that Bloom, Bodine and Bocian join the board effective immediately. Former Fred’s CEOs Jerry Shore and Michael Hayes and longtime director

New chairman to take the reins at Fred’s

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The same day that Fred’s Inc. reported fiscal 2015 results, the pharmacy and discount store retailer named a new chairman. Fred’s said Wednesday that Michael Hayes, 74, is slated to step down as chairman of the board of directors on April 15, to be succeeded by director Thomas Tashjian, 61. Hayes will