July 16, 2015

Rite Aid recently deployed an internal social media app called Applause that gives the entire team an easy way to quickly praise their colleagues. “Recognition and celebration is an important part of our culture,” Bob Thompson, EVP of operations at Rite Aid, told DSN.

July 16, 2015

After three fiscal years of profitability and an impressive transformation, it’s obvious that there is strength in Rite Aid.

July 16, 2015

From the leadership team in Camp Hill, Pa., to the nearly 90,000 associates it has in the field and in its stores, they believe in themselves and have built a culture focused on finding and implementing the next big idea, and creating important differentiation from their competitors.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid’s wellness+ loyalty program was a key catalyst in the company’s turnaround, Ken Martindale, Rite Aid president and COO, told Drug Store News. And now that the loyalty program is evolving into wellness+ with Plenti, part of a first-of-its-kind loyalty coalition, it may serve as another bellwether for Rite Aid as the company transforms into a comprehensive retail healthcare company.

July 16, 2015

As consumers continue to shy away from highly sweetened carbonated beverages in favor of what they see as more healthy alternatives, soda makers are responding by branching out into new areas and reformulating some of their most popular products.

July 16, 2015

Americans are snacking more than ever.

According to a recent consumer survey, nearly half of people across the country skip at least three traditional meals every week in favor of so-called “munchies.”

July 16, 2015

In recent months, copper-infused compression devices have caught the attention of shoppers in the first aid aisle.

From socks to gloves to braces for the back, knee, ankle and elbow, these products are providing pain relief to thousands of weekend warriors and people with circulation problems.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid’s latest acquisition, the PBM EnvisionRx, significantly expands opportunities across two of the fastest growing sectors of healthcare— Medicare Part D and specialty pharmacy.

July 16, 2015

Acne has long been characterized as the plague of adolescent existence. It is one of those things that comes with the package of puberty and fluctuating hormones. Or at least, it was.

July 16, 2015

Ralph Neas, president and CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association, issued a statement last month criticizing the FDA at the organization’s public meeting on the Generic Drug User Free Act.

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid may be a company in the midst of a major transformation to provide greater access to health services, but there is one thing that hasn’t changed and won’t change — Rite Aid’s commitment to helping its neighbors.

July 16, 2015

The majority of millennial parents (85%) are using their smartphones to help them shop brick-and-mortar retail locations, according to the results of a new study by Retale. But what’s especially interesting is how moms and dads use mobile differently.

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

When Keurig Green Mountain Inc. rolls out its Keurig Cold at-home beverage system this fall, consumers will be able to make a variety of Dr. Pepper carbonated drinks with the machine.

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

Co-owners Danny, Jacob and Jared Johnson were honored for working to enhance the health of the Marble City, Ala., community.

July 16, 2015

The combination of sweet and savory flavors has become one of the hottest trends in snacking in recent years. And nowhere has this been more evident than in the pretzel segment.

July 16, 2015

To help independent pharmacy owners better understand the fast-growing, uber-complex specialty pharmacy business, the National Community Pharmacists Association last month hosted a day-long forum, “Exploring the intersection of specialty medications, community pharmacy and patient care.”

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

As more and more adult women are faced with acne, it becomes necessary to create products that suit their skin care needs.

July 16, 2015

As many as 12% of pet owners have bought health insurance for their animals. And among millennials, that number jumps to 19%. 

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.