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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 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

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

2018 Retail Forecast: Learning to Adapt

What will the second year of the Trump administration look like? Is the demise of the Affordable Care Act imminent? Will pharmacists get the greater role in health care they have long sought? These are among the questions top chain drug industry executives are pondering as they look to 2018. With spiraling health care costs and

Effort to build ‘new Rite Aid’ under way

Effort to build ‘new Rite Aid’ under way

CAMP HILL, Pa. — There’s a “new Rite Aid” taking shape that executives say will emerge as a smaller but stronger company. Rite Aid Corp. president and chief operating officer Kermit Crawford said he’s confident the company “will succeed in building the new Rite Aid” following its $4.375 billion asset sale to Walgreens Boots Alliance

Rite Aid edges above Wall Street’s forecast for 3Q

Rite Aid edges above Wall Street’s forecast for 3Q

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. topped Wall Street’s earnings projections for its fiscal 2018 third quarter, in which the company proceeded with the transfer of stores under its $4.375 billion asset sale to Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). Rite Aid said late Wednesday that for the quarter ended Dec. 2, net income totaled $81

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

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

Crawford becomes president and COO at Rite Aid

Crawford becomes president and COO at Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has landed a high-profile industry executive to help steer it through a transition phase into a much smaller company. Last week, former Walgreen Co. pharmacy chief Kermit Crawford joined Rite Aid as president and chief operating officer. Most recently at Walgreens, Crawford was a corporate executive vice president

Rite Aid posts mixed results in second quarter

Rite Aid posts mixed results in second quarter

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. reported declined sales and adjusted earnings per share in line with Wall Street’s forecast for its fiscal 2018 second quarter. Rite Aid said Thursday that for the second quarter ended Sept. 2, revenue totaled $7.68 billion, down 4.4% from $8.03 billion a year earlier. Sales in retail pharmacy

Kermit Crawford named Rite Aid president, COO

Kermit Crawford named Rite Aid president, COO

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Former Walgreen Co. pharmacy chief Kermit Crawford is joining Rite Aid Corp. as president and chief operating officer. Rite Aid said Thursday that Crawford is slated to start in the post on Oct. 5 and report to chairman and chief executive officer John Standley. Most recently at Walgreens, Crawford was a

WBA-Rite Aid deal is approved

WBA-Rite Aid deal is approved

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Winding down a nearly two-year process, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) has gained Federal Trade Commission approval to buy 1,932 stores, three distribution centers and inventory from Rite Aid Corp. for $4.375 billion in cash. The transaction also includes the WBA’s assumption of related real estate leases and an option for Rite

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