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Rite Aid offers special rewards to loyal shoppers

CAMP HILL, Pa. — In a promotion designed to reward its most loyal customers, Rite Aid Corp. began 2015 with a special offer to its wellness+ members. For every $50 spent in Rite Aid stores through January 24, the wellness+ members receive lifestyle and entertainment rewards. Customers who are members of the free wellness+ loyalty program

Regional drug chains deserve more attention

The cataclysmic changes within the chain drug retailing community, whatever their ultimate implications for America’s largest drug chains and for the industry in general, are putting the country’s regional drug chains more glaringly in the spotlight. Indeed, not only are America’s smaller drug chains more professionally managed and operated than they have yet been, they

Retail pharmacy on cutting edge in health care

In the not-too-distant past community pharmacy was correctly perceived as a conservative business whose members were intent on operating within a well-defined set of parameters and not rocking the boat. A generation ago it wasn’t uncommon to hear members of the profession joke about what they did as “lick, stick and pour.” The industry as

Rite Aid’s Montini is named Merchant of the Year

Rite Aid’s Montini is named Merchant of the Year

CAMP HILL, Pa. — There’s an underlying principle guiding Tony Montini and the merchandising and category management teams at Rite Aid Corp.: Be quick to act, but only when you have facts and data to support decisions. In the fast-changing arena of health and convenience retailing, Montini, the drug chain’s executive vice president of merchandising,

RediClinics debut in Rite Aid stores

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is making steady progress with its health care initiatives, including the opening of the first RediClinic health clinics in the drug chain’s stores. In a conference call last month on its fiscal 2015 third quarter earnings, chairman and chief executive officer John Standley and president and chief operating

Rite Aid to deploy 3D video rewards kiosks

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Customer rewards kiosks featuring 3D holographic videos are slated to be deployed at 200 Rite Aid stores starting early this year. Provision Interactive Technologies Inc. said its 3D Savings Center kiosks will be rolled out to Rite Aid stores in the New York and Los Angeles markets. The kiosks project 3D holographic

A look at the events that shaped 2014

Which events were most significant for chain drug retailing in 2014? As usual, that is not an easy question to answer. In many ways, 2014 was a remarkable year for the chain drug industry, one in which the character of the business was changed, probably irrevocably. The industry assumed a global character for perhaps the

Rite Aid ups ante in health care arena

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A flurry of moves this month by Rite Aid Corp. further its growth as a retail health care company. First, Rite Aid unveiled plans to pilot walk-in HealthSpot telehealth stations in the greater Akron/Canton, Cleveland and Dayton/Springfield markets in Ohio. Robert Thompson, executive vice president of pharmacy, said the drug chain

Rite Aid, McKesson expand distribution relationship

Rite Aid, McKesson expand distribution relationship

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. and McKesson Corp. have expanded their distribution agreement to cover a longer time frame and include both generic and brand-name drugs. The companies said Tuesday that the new five-year agreement runs to March 2019. The deal marks a second extension of Rite Aid and McKesson’s primary distribution relationship.

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