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GNC to become exclusive retailer of Alani Nutrition products

GNC to become exclusive retailer of Alani Nutrition products

PITTSBURGH — GNC announced an exclusive retail and Amazon partnership with Alani Nutrition, a premium women’s supplement brand offering a range of health and sports nutrition products. Made in the United States, the Alani Nutrition product line uses hand selected, simple ingredients with no fillers. Alani Nutrition products help women maximize their workouts with protein, pre-workout,

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

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

Addition of Crawford is well-timed for Rite Aid

Addition of Crawford is well-timed for Rite Aid

September was an eventful month for Rite Aid Corp. In the wake of belated action by the Federal Trade Commission, the company moved quickly to dispel doubts about its future direction and begin the challenging task of operating more profitably from a smaller store base. Rite Aid had been under a cloud of uncertainty for

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

Martindale leaves Rite Aid to run GNC

Martindale leaves Rite Aid to run GNC

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Ken Martindale, who was an integral part of the turnaround team at Rite Aid Corp., has left the company to head GNC Holdings Inc. Martindale, who was president of Rite Aid and chief executive officer of stores, has become CEO of GNC, which has almost 2,400 stores within a store at

Rite Aid’s Ken Martindale named CEO of GNC

Rite Aid’s Ken Martindale named CEO of GNC

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. president and CEO of stores Ken Martindale is leaving the company to become chief executive officer of GNC Holdings Inc. Rite Aid said Wednesday that with Martindale’s departure, Bryan Everett, currently executive vice president in charge of store operations, has been named chief operating officer of Rite Aid

RediClinic reopens Houston-area clinics shut by Harvey

RediClinic reopens Houston-area clinics shut by Harvey

HOUSTON and CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp.’s RediClinic subsidiary has reopened 21 of 22 in-store clinics in the greater Houston area that were closed because of Hurricane Harvey. Though Rite Aid doesn’t have any pharmacies in Texas, RediClinic operates 36 convenient care clinics inside H-E-B supermarkets in Houston, Austin and San Antonio. All

Reports: FTC angling to block Walgreens-Rite Aid merger

Reports: FTC angling to block Walgreens-Rite Aid merger

NEW YORK — The Federal Trade Commission is readying a lawsuit to block the Walgreens-Rite Aid merger deal, according to published reports. Citing policy news service Capital Forum, which analyzes the antitrust review of mergers and acquisitions, Investors Business Daily said on Friday that the FTC was “preparing advice” to take action against the transaction,

Rite Aid execs: Merger approval not guaranteed

Rite Aid execs: Merger approval not guaranteed

NEW YORK — In a memo to employees this week, Rite Aid Corp.’s top executives appear to acknowledge that the company’s acquisition by Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) may not be cleared by the Federal Trade Commission. “We remain actively engaged in discussions with the FTC to attempt to gain regulatory approval, and there can be

Rite Aid names ‘Favorite Pharmacy Team Member’ winners

Rite Aid names ‘Favorite Pharmacy Team Member’ winners

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has announced the two winners of its “Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member” contest. The drug chain said Tuesday that this year’s winners are Amanda Bourque, a Rite Aid pharmacy technician from Coventry, R.I., and JoAnn Lankford, a loyal Rite Aid customer from Providence Forge, Va. Bourque

Rite Aid launches in-store donation campaign

Rite Aid launches in-store donation campaign

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has kicked off an in-store fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The drug chain said Monday that through May 6, customers will be encouraged to support their local children’s hospital by buying $1 paper Miracle Balloon. In return, they will get $7 in coupon offers for select

Rite Aid Foundation grants over $1 million to new KidCents charities

Rite Aid Foundation grants over $1 million to new KidCents charities

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Rite Aid Foundation said 219 new nonprofit groups focused on improving children’s health and wellness have joined its KidCents program. Each of the new charities, selected by Rite Aid associates and representing the communities served by the drug chain, will receive a $5,000 KidCents grant for their efforts and participation

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