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Walmart names president of health and wellness

Walmart names president of health and wellness

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Former longtime Walgreens executive George Riedl has been named a senior vice president and president of health and wellness at Walmart. He succeeds Labeed Diab, who left Walmart to join Brookdale Senior Living Inc. as chief operating officer. Riedl most recently was president of Advanced Marketing & Sales Inc., an independent sales,

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

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 ups ante with loyalty plan

Rite Aid ups ante with loyalty plan

NEW YORK — Rite Aid Corp. expects the enhanced version of its wellness+ loyalty program, called wellness+ with Plenti, to bring new customers into its stores. “What Plenti does is give us the ability to really drive new customer acquisition,” Rite Aid senior vice president of marketing John Learish said earlier this month. Learish and vice

Rite Aid execs see Plenti of potential

Rite Aid execs see Plenti of potential

NEW YORK — Rite Aid senior vice president of marketing John Learish and vice president of marketing Craig Riner were on hand in Manhattan Wednesday evening at the consumer launch event for Plenti, the coalition loyalty program of which the drug chain is a founding partner. The event featured entertainment, games and displays from Plenti

Rite Aid launches expanded rewards program

Rite Aid launches expanded rewards program

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has expanded its wellness+ loyalty program with the chainwide rollout of Plenti, the coalition rewards program that the drug chain joined earlier this year. Called wellness+ with Plenti, the free program is now open to current and new wellness+ members, who can sign up at any of Rite Aid’s

Rite Aid expands loyalty plan by joining coalition

Rite Aid expands loyalty plan by joining coalition

NEW YORK — Rite Aid Corp. has joined with a group of blue-chip companies to launch Plenti, described as the first U.S.-based coalition loyalty program. Operated by American Express, the free program will let consumers earn and redeem points for purchases at all of the participating companies, regardless of the payment method. Along with Rite

Rite Aid partners in coalition loyalty program

Rite Aid partners in coalition loyalty program

NEW YORK — Rite Aid Corp. is the exclusive drug store partner in what’s being called the first U.S.-based coalition loyalty program. Named Plenti, the program will enable consumers to earn and use points for purchases at all of the participating companies, regardless of the payment method. Along with Rite Aid, Plenti’s inaugural partners include

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