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Diana Sheehan

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

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