July 16, 2015

Rite Aid is experimenting with a new interactive kiosk to help consumers navigate a complex category to shop — vitamins and nutritional supplements. According to Rite Aid EVP of merchandising Tony Montini, the initial customer response has been extremely positive.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid has its merchandising strategy down to a fine science. Even as the merchant team reporting to Tony Montini, Rite Aid EVP of merchandising, delivers a standardized shopping experience to Rite Aid customers, the company’s merchants are constantly experimenting with new ideas that help differentiate that shopping experience from the store across the street.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid is expecting its EnvisionRx acquisition to increase the company’s annual revenues by as much as 17.7%, from $26.5 billion in fiscal 2015 to a projected range of between $30.7 billion and $31.2 billion.

July 16, 2015

How serious are Rite Aid’s leaders when they proclaim their determination to make the company a full-service, full-spectrum retail healthcare provider? Serious enough to buy RediClinic — which has operated walk-in healthcare clinics in roughly 30 H-E-B stores in Texas for much of the past decade — and serious enough to embark on an aggressive growth campaign that includes the clinic healthcare provider as a new Rite Aid subsidiary.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid announced last month that it had recently introduced a new medication synchronization program called OneTripRefills.

July 16, 2015

Anyone who knows me knows that I spend a lot of my free time in the gym.

One thing I learned pretty quickly: There are no short cuts. Having the body you want means commitment and dedication over the long haul.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid in late June announced that Bryan Everett will join the company as EVP of store operations, effective Aug. 3. Everett will be responsible for all operations at the company’s nearly 4,600 chainwide stores and will report to Rite Aid’s president and COO Ken Martindale.

July 16, 2015

One of Rite Aid’s most farsighted innovations has been the creation of a unique store position, the wellness ambassador, whose primary focus is serving customers to help deliver a better in-store shopping experience.

July 16, 2015

A big part of the reason behind Rite Aid’s success is that the story has changed. It’s no longer about swimming upstream or playing defense. Today, it’s about creating a retail healthcare company and aggressively turning that dream into reality.

July 2, 2015

Pharmacy same-store sales a big driver behind June results at Rite Aid. 

June 30, 2015

COO Mike Ellis started with Fred Meyer at 16 as a parcel clerk and over the ensuing 40 years served in many operations roles. 

June 29, 2015

New Rite Aid operations EVP Bryan Everett led the rollout of a new format and new store and remodeling programs while also overseeing pharmacy and clinic operations at Target.

June 26, 2015

Kevin Kettler, SVP marketing, U.S. Pharmaceutical at McKesson, took Drug Store News on a guided tour of the McKesson ideaShare show floor following the Opening General Session yesterday. The five stations included on the tour are designed to increase access to patients, help bring those patients into the store and maximize these patients by offering new services to bring in new revenue.

June 25, 2015

Thousands of independent pharmacy owners from across the country are attending McKesson ideaShare 2015, here at the San Diego Convention Center this week, to explore the latest tools and strategies to help independent operators enhance patient care and improve profitability.

June 25, 2015

DSN had an opportunity to talk to Michelle Gilliam, director of Health Mart marketing about helping Health Mart owners and pharmacists promote their pharmacies their way. With more customizable tools and resources to promote their specific service offerings to local patients and prescribers, Health Mart stores can attract new patients and reinforce their value to existing patients.

June 25, 2015

Target’s EVP, chief merchandising and supply chain officer, Kathee Tesija, will move into an advisory role, effective July 6, the company announced on Thursday.

June 24, 2015

Rite Aid announced on Wednesday that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Envision Pharmaceutical Services.

June 19, 2015

Kroger’s King Soopers division has launched a new website that offers over 36,000 natural and organic products for customers who live in and around the Denver metro area.

June 18, 2015

Rite Aid is differentiating the drug store shopping experience through offerings like RediClinics, the wellness+ with Plenti loyalty program and the company's pending acquisition of EnvisionRx.

June 18, 2015

Rite Aid's latest pharmacy initiative improves patient convenience and medication adherence. 

June 18, 2015

There's a lot going on at Kroger —  the company is integrating its e-commerce arm Vitacost.com, expanding its click-and-pick-up offerings beyond the Carolinas and growing its digital presence. 

June 17, 2015

On July 19, Plenti will host the first PlentiTogether LIVE concert featuring Pitbull, Keith Urban and Nick Jonas at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. 

June 16, 2015

PrescribeWellness, a provider of technological solutions to elevate the community pharmacist’s role in providing preventative healthcare services, has inked a strategic partnership with McKesson.

June 15, 2015

Earlier this year, AmerisourceBergen named Bob Mauch EVP and president of AmerisourceBergen Drug, tapping an executive who has been involved in improving pharmacy operations his whole life.