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Rite Aid to hire 5,000 associates, expand COVID-19 activities

Rite Aid to hire 5,000 associates, expand COVID-19 activities

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid  announced on Monday expanded actions the company is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning immediately, Rite Aid plans to hire 5,000 associates for full and part-time roles across the country to support store and distribution center teams. Positions will include cashiers, pharmacy technicians and distribution center associates.

Rite Aid joins White House COVID-19 response working group

Rite Aid joins White House COVID-19 response working group

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid  announced it has joined the White House COVID-19 Response Working Group. Rite Aid’s mission is to keep the communities it serves healthy and beginning Monday, March 23, the company is piloting COVID-19 testing at one location in Philadelphia seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Based

Rite Aid expands services in response to COVID-19

Rite Aid expands services in response to COVID-19

CAMP HILL, Pa. —  Rite Aid announced Wednesday it has taken several steps to support its employees, customers and the local communities the company serves during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Medication Availability/Delivery Beginning immediately, home-delivery service from Rite Aid will be available upon request and the company will waive delivery-service fees for eligible prescriptions.

Rite Aid outlines strategies at Analyst Day

Rite Aid outlines strategies at Analyst Day

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp provided an outline of  the company’s corporate strategy and growth plan at its Analyst Day held via webcast on Monday. The company also is also detailed how its strategic initiatives are designed to drive revenue and Adjusted EBITDA growth, as well as reduce the company’s leverage ratio. “Rite

Harco founder James Harrison Jr. passes away

Harco founder James Harrison Jr. passes away

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Jimmy Harrison Jr., who developed the Tuscaloosa family business Harco Inc. into the nation’s second-largest privately held drug store chain and served his community and state through numerous educational and service enterprises, died February 24 at the age of 87. James Irving Harrison Jr. emblazoned his family’s name over a chain of

Retail pharmacies will overcome biased story

Retail pharmacies will overcome biased story

As The New York Times has been doing of late with astonishing regularity and surprising frequency, the newspaper of record has at last gotten round to demolishing the retail pharmacy business. In a front-page story on February 1, the Times shrieked, in its headline, that “Overloaded Pharmacists Warn They’re Making Fatal Mistakes.” The story proceeded

Rite Aid names Persaud executive VP, retail

Rite Aid names Persaud executive VP, retail

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid announced on Tuesday the appointment of Andre Persaud as executive vice president, retail. Persaud will lead the retail operations for more than 2,400 Rite Aid locations. His responsibilities will include inventory and supply chain management, field team management, store operations, asset protection and facility maintenance and repairs. His retail

Retail Forecast 2020: Chain Drug Execs Look Ahead

Retail Forecast 2020: Chain Drug Execs Look Ahead

DIR fees are again top of mind for pharmacy operators beginning another year without relief from these “phantom” expenses. At the same time hope springs eternal for retailers looking to broaden affordable and accessible health care offerings when such services from more traditional providers can be out of financial reach for many people. Chains also

Rite Aid Q3 results beat expectations

Rite Aid Q3 results beat expectations

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. Thursday reported better-than-expected third quarter sales and earnings. The company also narrowed its fiscal 2020 earnings forecast while maintaining its revenue guidance. The results lifted the retailer’s shares more than 20% to over $10. For the quarter ended November 30, adjusted net income was $29.1 million, or 54 cents

EnvisionRxOptions names Robson president

EnvisionRxOptions names Robson president

CAMP HILL, Pa. – EnvisionRxOptions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rite Aid and a leading pharmacy services and benefits company, announced Monday the appointment of Dan Robson as the company’s president. Robson will lead all aspects of EnvisionRxOptions operations. Most recently, Robson served as president of EnvisionRxOptions’ subsidiary, MedTrakRx. “Dan is a proven health care leader

Rite Aid kicks off annual Pharmacy Champions program

Rite Aid kicks off annual Pharmacy Champions program

CAMP HILL, Pa. – Rite Aid announced Tuesday the kick-off of the company’s annual Pharmacy Champions program, held throughout October during American Pharmacists Month. Pharmacy Champions was created to celebrate the outstanding service provided by Rite Aid’s pharmacy team throughout the year. Rite Aid customers have the opportunity to recognize any pharmacist, pharmacy technician or

Piping Rock honored by Rite Aid as VMHS Supplier of the Year

Piping Rock honored by Rite Aid as VMHS Supplier of the Year

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — Piping Rock Health Products has been named Supplier Partner of the Year by Rite Aid in recognition of its contribution to the VMHS category. “We are thrilled to be honored by Rite Aid with this award,” said Piping Rock vice president of customer development and strategic planning Rich Scoza. “At Piping Rock,

California Rite Aids offer free scoop of Thrifty Ice Cream with flu shot

California Rite Aids offer free scoop of Thrifty Ice Cream with flu shot

CAMP HILL, Pa. — For the second year in a row, Rite Aid is offering a sweet incentive for customers receiving annual flu shots. Anyone who visits one of 600 participating pharmacies in California will receive one free scoop of Thrifty Ice Cream when they get their seasonal flu shot. Customers who get immunized against

J.D. Power releases 2019 U.S. pharmacy study

J.D. Power releases 2019 U.S. pharmacy study

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Despite the looming threat of disruption at the hands of e-commerce, the U.S. pharmacy industry continues to enjoy superior levels of customer satisfaction in both the brick-and-mortar and mail order segments, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Pharmacy Study, released Tuesday. Study Rankings Good Neighbor Pharmacy ranks highest overall among brick-and-mortar

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