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Drug chains respond to assault on model

Drug chains respond to assault on model

New formats are popping up throughout the chain drug industry, as retailers seek to overcome the sales malaise that has ensnared the industry this year. To recapture lost momentum, chain drug retailers are testing new store sizes, new merchandise assortments, new product locations within stores and new store concepts, sometimes all at once. It’s far

Drug chains end 2015 with modest sales gains

Drug chains end 2015 with modest sales gains

NEW YORK — Drug stores outpaced other mass retailers in December sales, even with modest increases in total and same-store sales for the month. Total drug store sales in December were up 4% compared with the same month last year, according to research by Chain Drug Review publisher Racher Press. Same-store sales increased 1.7%. And

November sales inch up at Rite Aid

November sales inch up at Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. posted a slight gain in comparable-store sales for November. Rite Aid said Thursday that for the five weeks ended Nov. 28, comp-store sales edged up 0.9% year over year, compared with a 1% same-store sales increase for October (covering a four-week period). In November, same-store sales rose 1.2%

Rite Aid sees same-store sales uptick in October

Rite Aid sees same-store sales uptick in October

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Comparable pharmacy results helped offset a same-store sales dip in the front end at Rite Aid Corp. for October. Rite Aid said Thursday that for the four weeks ended Oct. 24, comparable-store sales inched up 1% year over year, reflecting a 0.5% decrease in the front end and a 1.7% gain

September same-store sales rise at Rite Aid

September same-store sales rise at Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Same-store sales at Rite Aid Corp. edged up in September despite flat results in the front end. Rite Aid said Thursday that for the four weeks ended Sept. 26, comparable-store sales rose 1.5% year over year, about the same as the 1.6% comp-store gain in August. Front-end same-store sales dipped 0.1%

Rite Aid comp-store sales inch up in August

Rite Aid comp-store sales inch up in August

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. posted a slight gain in comparable-store sales for August. Rite Aid said Thursday that for the five weeks ended Aug. 29, same-store sales edged up 1.6% year over year. The increase continued the drug chain’s positive trend in comp-store sales for 2015 but was down from gains earlier

Same-store sales edge up in July at Rite Aid

Same-store sales edge up in July at Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Comparable pharmacy sales growth more than offset flat front-end results to lift Rite Aid Corp.’s same-store sales for July. Rite Aid said Thursday that for the four weeks ended July 25, comparable-store sales rose 2.4% year over year, matching the comp-store growth posted in June. In the front end, same-store sales

Rite Aid sees comp-store sales edge up in May

Rite Aid sees comp-store sales edge up in May

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Comparable-store sales at Rite Aid Corp. rose in May despite almost flat results in the front end. The drug chain said Thursday that for the five weeks ended May 30, same-store sales gained 2.1% year over year. The company had reported a 3% comp-store sales increase for April. In the front

April same-store sales gain at Rite Aid

April same-store sales gain at Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. saw comparable-store sales rise in April despite a negative impact from the timing of this year’s Easter holiday. Rite Aid said Thursday that for the four weeks ended April 25, same-store sales grew 3% year over year, continuing the drug chain’s monthly comp-store sales gains in this calendar year. For March,

Rite Aid sees same-store sales climb in March

Rite Aid sees same-store sales climb in March

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Gains in both the front end and pharmacy lifted same-store sales at Rite Aid Corp. in March. Rite Aid said Thursday that for the four weeks ended March 28, comparable-store sales climbed 4.3% year over year. That was up from a 3.3% comp-store sales increase in February. In the front end,