Rite Aid's Sammons to receive local award

CAMP HILL, Pa. Mary Sammons, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Rite Aid will receive the Business Achievement Award from the West Shore Chamber of Commerce, which serves the Harrisburg, Pa. area, on Nov. 7, according to a report in the Harrisburg-area Patriot News published Wednesday.

Sammons was chosen for her role in helping move East Pennsboro Twp.-based Rite Aid from the brink of bankruptcy to completion of one of the largest acquisitions in retail drug store history.

According to the Patriot News, Rite Aid’s acquisition of the Brooks and Eckerd drugstore chains is projected to bring 350 jobs to the midstate over the next three years.

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