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Ken Martindale

Rite Aid launches Miracle Balloon campaign

Rite Aid launches Miracle Balloon campaign

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has kicked off its 22nd annual Miracle Balloon campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit group that raises funds for children’s hospitals. The drug chain said Monday that through April 30, customers can support their local children’s hospital by buying $1 paper Miracle Balloons at any Rite

Rite Aid Foundation to award nearly $1.6 million to KidCents charities

Rite Aid Foundation to award nearly $1.6 million to KidCents charities

CAMP HILL, Pa. — This month, Rite Aid associates nationwide are recognizing their local KidCents charities for participating in The Rite Aid Foundation’s “Big Heart Gives Challenge.” Rite Aid said Wednesday that the foundation designed the challenge to help KidCents charities raise awareness, expand their donor network and earn additional funds for their organization. Overall,

Rite Aid Foundation backs children’s TV creator

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program has donated $2 million to the Fred Rogers Co., the Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that creates the children’s program “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). As part of the partnership, a Rite Aid Foundation underwriting spot will air before and after each episode of

Rite Aid Foundation donates $2 million to Fred Rogers Company

Rite Aid Foundation donates $2 million to Fred Rogers Company

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Rite Aid Foundation is making a $2 million donation to The Fred Rogers Company, a nonprofit named after the late children’s television host that specializes in creating kids’ programming for public television. Rite Aid said Friday that the donation, being made through the foundation’s KidCents program, will be used to

Rite Aid team earns Retailer of the Year honors

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is widening the scope of health and wellness retailing. The drug chain’s recent addition of pharmacy benefit manager Envision Rx — plus the 2014 acquisitions of in-store clinic operator RediClinic and health coaching/analytics firm Health Dialog — bring its traditional pharmacy services into the bigger realm of retail

Rite Aid has come a long way

Rite Aid has come a long way

CAMP HILL, Pa. — It’s been an impressive journey for Rite Aid Corp. Not long ago, Rite Aid was a struggling drug chain, laden with debt and unable to keep pace with larger, fast-growing competitors. But today, under a firmer financial footing, the $26.5 billion company stands as a profitable, innovative industry leader, widening its

Rite Aid Foundation makes donation for S.C. flood relief

Rite Aid Foundation makes donation for S.C. flood relief

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The Rite Aid Foundation is lending a hand to those affected by last week’s severe flooding in South Carolina. Rite Aid said Tuesday that the foundation is making a $25,000 donation to the Palmetto South Carolina Region chapter of the American Red Cross to help the victims, families and communities impacted

Coming year will be crucial for the industry

Coming year will be crucial for the industry

As the year 2015 winds down, the chain drug community must face the reality that the coming year will be unlike any that has preceded it. The same drug chains still rule the U.S. landscape. But the content of their character and the face of the people who guide them are vastly different than in

Rite Aid, Folds of Honor team up on scholarships

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Rite Aid Corp. is recognizing 274 students around the country who are receiving Folds of Honor educational scholarships made possible by a $1.3 million donation from the Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents ­program. The celebration kicked off earlier this month at a Virginia Beach Rite Aid store, where Rite Aid president and

Rite Aid to spotlight Folds of Honor scholarship recipients

Rite Aid to spotlight Folds of Honor scholarship recipients

CAMP HILL, Pa. — This month, Rite Aid associates across the country will honor 274 students receiving Folds of Honor educational scholarships provided by The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program. On Wednesday, Ken Martindale, CEO of stores and president at Rite Aid, and Major Dan Rooney, CEO and founder of Folds of Honor, will inaugurate

Martindale appointed CEO of stores at Rite Aid

Martindale appointed CEO of stores at Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Reflecting Rite Aid Corp.’s expanded organization and breadth of health care services, Ken Martindale has been promoted to a new position, chief executive officer of Rite Aid Stores. At the time of the promotion he was president and chief operating officer. He retains the role of president and continues to report

Rite Aid strengthens top management team

CAMP HILL, Pa. — In addition to Ken Martindale’s promotion to the newly created position of chief executive officer of Rite Aid Stores, Rite Aid Corp. has made three senior executive appointments. Jocelyn Konrad has been promoted to executive vice president of pharmacy, David Abelman has been promoted to the new position of executive vice

Mobile payments get easier at Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. announced that all of the company’s nearly 4,600 stores nationwide will accept mobile payments, including Apple Pay and Google Wallet. The drug chain began accepting Apple Pay and Google Wallet payments as of August 15. Rite Aid said it also will accept Google’s forthcoming Android Pay when that

Everett named exec VP of operations at Rite Aid

Everett named exec VP of operations at Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has announced the appointment of Bryan Everett as executive vice president of store operations, effective August 3. He is one of three recent additions to the company’s executive ranks. Everett’s appointment was announced in late June. He will be responsible for all operations at the company’s nearly 4,600