Peninsula Co-op hires VP of retail operations

Mather brings more than 30 years of experience in retail management to the Vancouver Island-based co-operative
7/27/2023
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Peninsula Co-op has appointed Rick Mather as vice president of retail operations.

Mather brings more than 30 years of experience in retail management, having held leadership roles at several Canadian and U.S.-owned retailers.

In his new role at the Vancouver Island-based co-operative, Mather will oversee the grocery and liquor divisions and support new business endeavors.

His career began at Woolco/Walmart Canada, where he held the position of store manager in Whitehorse, Yukon, and later in Victoria, B.C. 

Mather’s roles over the years have included district manager, Supercenter expansion, in B.C. and director (market leader) at Walmart Canada for the West Coast and Yukon regions.

Most recently, he served as the VP of retail operations at a start-up retail company.

"We are excited to welcome Rick to Peninsula Co-op," said Corey Gillon, CEO of Peninsula Co-op, in a statement. "His wealth of experience and proven track record in retail management and business expansion will be instrumental as we continue to grow and evolve. We look forward to the new heights we will achieve with Rick on our team."

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