Title: Chairman and CEO
Company: Rite Aid
Compensation: $5.2 million
Mary Sammons is working overtime to get Rite Aid well, and it's been a long recovery. The company's 2007 acquisition of the Brooks and Eckerd chains hasn't paid off yet, as anxious
consumers scale back spending.
And despite closing more than 200 stores last year and reducing capital expenses by some $50 million, Rite Aid reported a net loss of $2.9 billion on revenue of $26.3 billion for its
fiscal year ended Feb. 28.
But Sammons is hoping to change that this year: Rite Aid introduced a national prescription savings card last fall that's attracted 1.7 million customers -- more than 30% of them new
-- and the chain continues to build its private-label offerings aggressively.NEXT: Carol Meyrowitz