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

Global snack brand Mondelēz International has closed its acquisition of an 80% stake in Kinh Do, Vietnam’s leading snack business, the company announced Thursday.

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 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

Fifteen-year procurement vet Frank Ho will help keep Rite Aid on course toward reaching long-term cost management goals. 

July 16, 2015

Rite Aid is back — and in a very big way. After years of toiling in the shadows of its fast-growing and better-capitalized rivals, the company has regained its footing and market momentum with a renewed vitality and a sharply defined focus on its mission as a community-driven health-and-wellness retailer.

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

While products that help promote intimacy and sexual wellness have become drug store mainstays, there are mixed feelings about what the future holds for the category.

July 16, 2015

Last year, Rite Aid named Johnson & Johnson its 2014 Innovative Spirit award recipient for taking a leadership position in a creative merchandising approach called SEAL (Simplify, Educate At Last).

Across some of those categories where SEAL has been put into play, sales are up as much as 10%, Rite Aid reported.

July 16, 2015

Increasing access to birth control through the pharmacy may pose a challenge - will pharmacists who counsel patients on family planning be reimbursed for their efforts?

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 15, 2015

Pfizer and the Arthritis Foundation will work togeher on developing educational tools in support of arthritis. 

July 15, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of technology, automation, medication synchronization and generics, in this multi-page report.

July 15, 2015

A collection of eight consumer groups have written to Federal Trade Commission chair Edith Ramirez in opposition of the ongoing potential merger between pharmaceutical companies Teva and Mylan. 

July 15, 2015

Rite Aid Health Alliance is currently in seven markets, but 11 additional providers have expressed interest in the model. 

July 15, 2015

Johnson & Johnson and Walgreens create mutual value for their respective 7 Minute Workout and Walgreens Balance Rewards program. 

July 15, 2015

Rather than a focus on getting new products to the shelf, necessarily, the OTC business is more and more becomnig about building the best platform that delivers outcomes-improving health information to the end consumer. 

July 15, 2015

MLBPA partners with a line of supplements featuring the NSF Certified for Sport logo. 

July 15, 2015

The competition is aimed at motivating pharmacy students to develop a business model for either purchasing an existing community pharmacy or opening a new one.