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Rite Aid

Merchandising team realigned at Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. ­­— Rite Aid Corp. has announced a number of changes in senior management that are effective ­immediately. Bill Renz, Rite Aid’s current group vice president of consumables and photo, has been named senior vice president of category management. Renz joined Rite Aid in 1998 as director of general merchandise and photo. He

First batch of Rite Aid stores go to WBA

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Walgreens Boots Alliance has taken over the first 97 of its acquired Rite Aid Corp. stores. WBA purchased 1,932 stores under a revised deal with Rite Aid after the government thwarted its acquisition of the entire chain. WBA also picked up three distribution centers and related inventory from Rite Aid as

Golinkin departs Rite Aid subsidiaries

PHOENIX — Web Golinkin, chief executive officer of Rite Aid Corp. subsidiaries RediClinic and Health Dialog, has left the companies to become CEO of FastMed Urgent Care. FastMed said Golinkin will oversee its more than 100 walk-in urgent care clinics in Arizona, Texas and North Carolina. FastMed clinics provide a range of acute/episodic and preventive

Rite Aid, TV physician promote flu vaccination

Rite Aid, TV physician promote flu vaccination

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has enlisted the help of Dr. Jennifer Caudle, a nationally renowned health expert and practicing family doctor, to highlight the importance of getting a flu shot during National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). The drug chain said Caudle and Rite Aid certified immunizing pharmacist Chris Altman will host a special

First Rite Aid stores go to Walgreens

First Rite Aid stores go to Walgreens

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has taken over the first group of Rite Aid stores as part of the asset sale agreement the companies unveiled in September. Rite Aid Corp. said late Monday that it has transferred 97 stores and related assets to WBA. This completes the pilot closing and first subsequent

Analysts size up Amazon’s pharmacy opportunity

Analysts size up Amazon’s pharmacy opportunity

NEW YORK — Pharmacy stands as a sizable growth opportunity for Amazon, and its avenues for market entry include acquisitions, with Rite Aid Corp. and Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. among potential targets, according to Cowen analysts John Blackledge and Charles Rhyee. Cowen on Tuesday released an in-depth look at a potential Amazon pharmacy play in a

Rite Aid names new western division senior VP

Rite Aid names new western division senior VP

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rob Mullins has been promoted to senior vice president of store operations of the western division, succeeding Bill Romine, who is retiring. Rite Aid said Tuesday that Mullins, previously divisional pharmacy vice president of the western division, will report to Derek Griffith, executive vice president of store operations. Mullins joined Rite

Golinkin departs RediClinic, Health Dialog to lead FastMed

Golinkin departs RediClinic, Health Dialog to lead FastMed

PHOENIX — Web Golinkin, chief executive officer of Rite Aid Corp. subsidiaries RediClinic and Health Dialog, has left the companies to become CEO of FastMed Urgent Care. FastMed said Golinkin will oversee its more than 100 walk-in urgent care clinics in Arizona, Texas and North Carolina. FastMed clinics provide a range of acute/episodic and preventive

WBA to shut 600 stores in Rite Aid integration

WBA to shut 600 stores in Rite Aid integration

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) is developing the picture of its future store base after turning the page on a nearly two-year process triggered by its proposed merger with Rite Aid Corp. Beginning next spring, WBA plans to shut 600 stores under an 18-month program to rationalize its U.S. drug store network

Griffith gets promotion at Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has named Derek Griffith executive vice president of store operations. Griffith had been serving as senior vice president of operations in the retailer’s Northeast and Midwest regions. In his new position, Griffith will have oversight for all aspects of the company’s drug stores in more than 30 states

Rite Aid promotes financial executive

Rite Aid promotes financial executive

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Matt Schroeder has been promoted to senior vice president, chief accounting officer and treasurer at Rite Aid Corp. Rite Aid said Thursday that Schroeder, previously group vice president of strategy, investor relations and treasurer, takes over chief accounting officer duties from Doug Donley, who is retiring after more than 20 years

Rite Aid, BJ’s gain in retail customer experience

Rite Aid, BJ’s gain in retail customer experience

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Rite Aid and BJ’s Wholesale Club saw the largest gains among food, drug and mass retailers in Forrester’s U.S. 2017 Customer Experience Index (CX Index). Forrester’s CX Index, based on a survey of about 120,000 U.S. online adult consumers, measures and ranks more than 300 U.S. brands across 21 industries to identify

WBA to shut 600 stores in retail network overhaul

WBA to shut 600 stores in retail network overhaul

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) plans to close 600 stores starting next year as it rationalizes its U.S. drug store base following the $4.375 billion purchase of 1,932 Rite Aid stores. In reporting its fiscal 2017 fourth-quarter and annual results on Wednesday, WBA said it expects to finalize the Rite Aid store acquisition

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