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Rite Aid finishes store transfers to WBA

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has completed the transfer of 1,932 stores purchased by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. The transfer of three distribution centers and related inventory is expected to begin after September 1. The majority of the closing conditions of WBA’s $4.375 billion acquisition of the stores and warehouses have been satisfied,

Despite red ink, Rite Aid sees some progress

Despite red ink, Rite Aid sees some progress

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. on Thursday reported net income of $767.1 million, or 73 cents per diluted share, for the fourth quarter ended March 3. The company showed a net loss from continuing operations of $483.7 million, or 46 cents per diluted share, for the quarter. Adjusted net loss from continuing operations

Walgreens Boots Alliance posts 2Q gains

Walgreens Boots Alliance posts 2Q gains

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue on Wednesday when it announced results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, which ended February 28. Overall, WBA earned $1.73 a share, up 27% versus a year ago. Revenue grew 12.1% to $33.02 billion. Same-store sales rose 2.4%, with comparable-pharmacy sales up

Albertsons-Rite Aid merger deal seen as a ‘win-win’

Albertsons-Rite Aid merger deal seen as a ‘win-win’

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The merger of Albertsons Cos. and Rite Aid Corp. will create a “truly differentiated” player in the food, health and wellness space, John Standley, chairman and chief executive officer of Rite Aid, said when the deal was announced late last month. The proposed merger will transform Rite Aid through the addition

More Rite Aid stores transferred to Walgreens

More Rite Aid stores transferred to Walgreens

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is winding down its asset sale to Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) with the ownership transfer of 537 more stores. Rite Aid said Tuesday that as of March 2, it has transferred 1,651 stores and related assets to WBA for cash proceeds of $3.6 billion. The process has progressed

Albertsons Cos. names Jim Donald president, COO

Albertsons Cos. names Jim Donald president, COO

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. has tapped retail veteran Jim Donald, former president and chief executive officer of Starbucks, to serve as its new president and chief operating officer. In his new role, Donald will have responsibility for the operations of the retailers’ more than 2,300 stores and will help drive the growth of the

Albertsons-Rite Aid a good match, despite snags

Albertsons-Rite Aid a good match, despite snags

Albertsons Cos.’ deal to acquire Rite Aid Corp. looks to be a “win-win for both companies,” yet the merger wouldn’t be a cakewalk to see through successfully, observes Diana Sheehan, director of research and insights at retail specialist Kantar Consulting. On the plus side, both Albertsons and Rite Aid would benefit via increased scale and complementary

Realignment in U.S. health care sector accelerates

Realignment in U.S. health care sector accelerates

NEW YORK — The U.S. health care industry has been in flux for a number of years, but the pace of transformation now appears to be accelerating rapidly. Several of the biggest players in the U.S. health care sector are making moves to confront an uncertain future — one that may bring unwelcome competition and

Albertsons-Rite Aid to create wellness powerhouse

Albertsons-Rite Aid to create wellness powerhouse

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Albertsons Cos. merger with Rite Aid Corp. will create a “truly differentiated” player in the food, health and wellness space, John Standley, chairman and chief executive officer of Rite Aid, said in an interview with Chain Drug Review. The Albertsons-Rite Aid merger deal, announced Tuesday, will transform Rite Aid through

Albertsons Cos., Rite Aid to merge

Albertsons Cos., Rite Aid to merge

BOISE, Idaho, and CAMP HILL, Pa. — Albertsons Cos. plans to merge with Rite Aid Corp. in a deal that will take the supermarket retailer public. Albertsons Cos. and Rite Aid said Tuesday that the combined company will generate pro forma revenue of about $83 billion and operate about 4,900 stores, 4,350 pharmacy locations and

Rite Aid stocks up to help battle the flu

Rite Aid stocks up to help battle the flu

CAMP HILL, Pa. — As flu cases mount in one of the most severe U.S. flu seasons in the past decade, Rite Aid Corp. is ensuring that its pharmacies are well-prepared. Rite Aid said Monday that its pharmacies are stocked with flu shots, which are available on a walk-in basis at all locations, as well

Rite Aid starts to revamp merchandising team

Rite Aid starts to revamp merchandising team

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is making changes to its category management team as it proceeds with an asset sale in which more than 40% of its drug stores will be transferred to Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). The Rite Aid category management staff changes are under way, a company spokeswoman confirmed but declined

Corporate giants team up on employee health care

Corporate giants team up on employee health care

NEW YORK — Three of the largest U.S. companies — Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon and JPMorgan Chase & Co. — have joined together to take employee health care into their own hands. Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon and JPMorgan Chase said Tuesday that they plan to form an independent health care company to provide their employees accessible, affordable and quality care.

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