NEW YORK — Larry Zigerelli, executive vice president, merchandising at CVS, who had spearheaded numerous innovations in the chain’s beauty department, is leaving the company, effective Tuesday. In a statement, CVS said Zigerelli is evaluating other opportunities.

Succeeding Zigerelli is Chris Bodine, senior vice president of merchandising, who has been named executive vice president, merchandising and marketing. Bodine joined CVS in 1986 and has held several positions, including vice president of loss prevention, vice president and merchandising manager for general merchandise, vice president of merchandising and senior vice president of health care services.

“Chris has a broad and deep understanding of the retail pharmacy industry, along with proven leadership skills. At every step of the way, Chris has played an instrumental role in our successful efforts to become a leading national pharmacy retailer,” said Tom Ryan, CVS chairman, president and chief executive officer, in a statement.

Bodine was not available for an interview Thursday, but commented through a CVS spokesman that he was “very passionate about the beauty business.” Zigerelli, who joined CVS from Procter & Gamble in 1999, had overseen the introduction of its Essence of Beauty private label bath, hair and cosmetics lines and the “Beauty at the Door” department format.

“Larry Zigerelli brought CVS a wealth of experience in the areas of strategic business development, general management, marketing and merchandising,” said Ryan. “We appreciate the positive impact that Larry made on our organization and our business and wish him well in his future endeavors.”