Rite Aid same-store sales up 3.9% for month of June

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid realized a 3.9% same-store sales increase for the four weeks ended June 28, the company reported Thursday. June front-end same-store sales increased 0.9%. Pharmacy same-store sales, which included an approximate 169 basis points negative impact from new generic introductions, increased 5.4%. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 3.5% over the prior-year period.

 
Total drug store sales for the four-week period increased 3.5% to $2 billion. Prescription sales accounted for 68.4% of drug store sales, and third party prescription sales represented 97.5% of pharmacy sales.
 
Same-store sales for the 17-week period ended June 28 increased 3.3% over the prior-year period. Front-end same store sales increased 0.2% while pharmacy same store sales increased 4.8%. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 2.6% over the prior-year period.
 
Total drug store sales for the 17 weeks ended June 28, 2014 increased 2.8% with sales of $8.4 billion. Prescription sales represented 68.4% of total drug store sales, and third party prescription sales represented 97.4% of pharmacy sales.
 
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