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John Standley

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

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

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 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

Rite Aid transfers more stores to WBA

Rite Aid transfers more stores to WBA

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has transferred ownership of nearly a third of the stores sold to Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) under a $4.375 billion deal announced in September. Rite Aid said late Monday that WBA has taken ownership of 625 stores and related assets thus far, for which it has paid Rite Aid

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

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