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Rob Sobey, who has led Lawtons Drugs as President & CEO for the past eight years, has announced his intention to retire effective January 31, 2014. Mr. Sobey will continue to serve on the Board of Directors of Empire Company Limited.

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“Rob informed me a number of months ago of his personal decision to retire as President & CEO of Lawtons and devote more time to his outside business and philanthropic interests,” said Marc Poulin, President & CEO, Sobeys Inc.

Sobey was with his family’s company for 32-years.

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As part of this transition,Vivek Sood has been appointed general manager, Lawtons Drugs.

Sood has served in a variety of progressively senior merchandizing and finance roles both with Sobeys Inc. and Empire Company Limited since joining Sobeys in 2000. For the past four years he has served in leadership positions within Lawtons, most recently as Senior Vice President.

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Originally published on Advisor.ca

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