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Wellness Store

Rite Aid looks ahead to stronger store base

Rite Aid looks ahead to stronger store base

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has provided a more detailed picture of its store base after the expected closing of its deal to sell nearly half its stores to Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA). In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Rite Aid said it would have 2,336 stores following the sale

Rite Aid revamps Harrisburg urban store

Rite Aid revamps Harrisburg urban store

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. last month celebrated the grand reopening of its 14,000-square-foot Market Street store inside Strawberry Square, a 1 million-square-foot, mixed-use complex in the heart of downtown Harrisburg, Pa. Mayor Eric Papenfuse joined Rite Aid executive vice president of store operations Bryan Everett and other company and community officials at

Drug stores need to make healthy living habitual

Drug stores need to make healthy living habitual

Across the retail space, there’s certainly no shortage of channels to help shoppers meet their health and wellness needs. While Nielsen data shows that spend per trip by drug store consumers is up slightly, the number of trips is declining. As more retailers ramp up their health and wellness offerings, and the lines between the

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’s latest take on the Wellness Store

Rite Aid’s latest take on the Wellness Store

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Opened earlier this year, Rite Aid’s spacious store on Jonestown Road in Harrisburg, Pa., represents one of the latest prototypes of the retailer’s successful “Wellness Store” format. The suburban corner location, situated at 4999 Jonestown Rd. just a few miles outside downtown Harrisburg, incorporates many of the innovations (plus a few twists)

Rite Aid makes statement by rebuilding in Baltimore

Rite Aid makes statement by rebuilding in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Rite Aid Corp. this month celebrated the grand reopening of a store destroyed in the Baltimore riots earlier this year. Executive vice president of operations Bryan Everett was joined by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.), Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other city, state and community officials at a ribbon cutting marking the reopening

Rite Aid reopens store damaged in Baltimore riots

Rite Aid reopens store damaged in Baltimore riots

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. is holding a ribbon-cutting event to mark the reopening of its store in Baltimore that was heavily damaged during the city’s riots in April. On Tuesday afternoon, Rite Aid executive vice president of operations Bryan Everett is slated to be joined by U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D., Md.),

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 enhances Rx service with OneTripRefills

Rite Aid enhances Rx service with OneTripRefills

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is continuing to enhance its appeal as a retail health care destination, most recently through the introduction of the OneTripRefills medication synchronization service. Launched during the drug chain’s fiscal first quarter, OneTripRefills enables patients who enroll to receive all of their monthly maintenance medications in a single trip to

PBM deal costs impact Rite Aid 1Q earnings

PBM deal costs impact Rite Aid 1Q earnings

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. saw sales edge up and earnings decline for its fiscal 2016 first quarter, and the company for the first time gave full-year guidance that includes its pending acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx. Rite Aid said Thursday that for the first quarter ended May 30, net income totaled

New store represents milestone for Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has opened its first newly built store since 2010 in Harrisburg, Pa., not far from the company’s headquarters here. The 14,500-square-foot store features the chain’s wellness store format: Customers entering the store see a wooden path that leads to the pharmacy department. As at other of the chain’s

Rite Aid opens first net new store in five years

Rite Aid opens first net new store in five years

CAMP HILL, Pa. — In another sign of its financial turnaround, Rite Aid Corp. has opened its first newly built store since 2010. Rite Aid on Tuesday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new 14,500-square-foot store, located at 4999 Jonestown Rd. in Harrisburg, Pa., not far from the company’s headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa. U.S.