January 23, 2017

"As the Walgreens/Rite Aid merger agreement is set to expire on Jan. 27, Walgreens could look to re-cut the ... deal given the challenges, potentially enhancing its profile," noted DB analyst George Hill.

January 23, 2017

Rite Aid's chief human resources officer is responsible for all aspects of human resources, including training, recruitment, talent management, compensation, leadership development and diversity.

January 20, 2017

Turns out DSN readers were right — 59% believed the decision the Walgreens/Rite Aid deal would not be approved before Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S president.

January 17, 2017

The deal will set in motion immediate synergies as the combination of Walgreens and Rite Aid creates a national network of almost 12,000 locations focused on delivering health care and beauty.

January 12, 2017

“The integration of the two networks ... will create substantial synergies [on the] organizational side of the business [and] procurement side of the business," Stefano Pessina, CEO Walgreens Boots Alliance, told analysts.

January 12, 2017

The Rite Aid Foundation's KidCents program, which now includes more than 430 charities, has offered nonprofits located in communities served by Rite Aid a unique way to fundraise in support of those they serve.

January 11, 2017

By this time next week, the FTC is expected to have approved the Walgreens Boots Alliance/Rite Aid merger, including the divestiture of 865 stores to Fred's, The New York Post reported late Tuesday, citing sources close to the case. "[T]he FTC will likely ask Fred’s — which will more than double in size after it buys the Rite Aid stores — to raise additional equity to help stabilize its financing after closing," The Post reported. The deal approval is being expedited prior to the inauguration of President Donald Trump, The Post added. (The New York Post)

January 5, 2017

Walgreens operations in the U.S. realized a 1.1% quarterly increase in overall comp sales. Same-store pharmacy sales increased 2% compared with the year-ago quarter.

January 4, 2017

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines the state of the pharmacy industry in this multi-page report.

December 22, 2016

Now that Fred’s is taking on 865 divested Rite Aid stores, Walgreens is in active discussions with FTC to close the transaction.

December 20, 2016

Additional 865 stores could add $6B in revenues and $31M in profits to the Memphis-based retailer’s bottom line.

December 20, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid have entered into an agreement to sell 865 Rite Aid stores and certain assets related to store operations to Fred’s for $950 million.

December 19, 2016

Rite Aid is putting out all the stops to help customers finish their shopping this holiday season.

December 14, 2016

Health Dialog is a market leader in SDM, Frost & Sullivan noted, having pioneered integrated, customized, white-label decision-making solutions across the healthcare industry.

December 7, 2016

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of automation and technology, in this multi-page report.

December 5, 2016

Rite Aid's Vaccine Central, an assessment tool where visitors can complete a personal immunization evaluation, is an additional resource for people to further review immunization recommendations.

December 2, 2016

Read highlights from the 18th DSN Industry Issues Summit, which saw record attendance with about 275 attendees, three panels and a keynote from Fox News’s Tucker Carlson. 

November 29, 2016

Topics for discussion at the Drug Store News Issue Summit include pharmacies’ role in the care of chronic condition patients, coordinating and connecting the touchpoints across the omni-channel platforms, how technology and consumerism will fuel personalized medicine and measuring and monitoring patient outcomes.

November 21, 2016

The proliferation of online grocery delivery is a sign of the “Sheep Effect,” according to a retail analyst interviewed on CBS’s Sunday Morning, which aired a segment on the evolution of omnichannel retail.

November 21, 2016

Sales will last through Nov. 26 and be offered on a wide array of products, including fragrance sets, snacks, pizza, ice cream, and a camera drone. 

November 14, 2016

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, in this multi-page report.

November 14, 2016

A Trump administration increases the likelihood that Walgreens Boots Alliance will successfully close its proposed acquisition of Rite Aid, though the deal's acual closing date may be extended further into the first quarter of 2017, suggested a Seeking Alpha opinion piece published Sunday.  "A new administration will be more open to the Kroger solution [buying Rite Aid prescription files and moving them in-house] than the previous administration," Seeking Alpha wrote. "Given the current hostile environment for consumer mergers, it is hard not to believe that the new regime increases the odds of regulatory approval at least modestly." (Seeking Alpha)

November 14, 2016

American Express Card Members who are also part of Rite Aid’s free loyalty program, wellness+ with Plenti, will also have the option of using their wellness+ with Plenti points, in addition to using Membership Rewards points.

November 3, 2016

Health Dialog’s Nurse Line, which delivers 24/7 person-to-person interactions with highly trained and experienced health coaches, has been NCQA certified since 2008.