October 15, 2012

Rite Aid is making its pharmacists available free of charge to seniors and their caregivers for personalized Medicare Part D consultations.

October 11, 2012

Rite Aid pharmacists on Long Island in New York state are participating in a diabetes initiative run by health insurer UnitedHealth Group, the two companies said Thursday.

October 9, 2012

Seats are going fast for the annual Drug Store News Industry Issues Conference, slated for Nov. 27 in New York City at the New York Athletic Club.

October 4, 2012

Rite Aid unveiled what it called its "next generation" Wellness store as the chain reported a decrease in same-store sales Thursday.

October 4, 2012

What should be clear by now is that Rite Aid is making a big comeback, and along the way, it's also carving out an important niche for itself.

October 1, 2012

Customers who nominate their favorite members of a pharmacy team at local Rite Aid stores will have a chance to win $2,500 in gift cards, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

September 28, 2012

2012 was a tough year for Walgreens. The Chicagoland retailer took a stand against a major PBM and took it on the chin. But that entire time, while the company did what it thought was right to protect the value of the services it provides today, Walgreens continued to focus on developing a better retail pharmacy experience with many new product offerings and services that is setting the stage for tomorrow.

September 27, 2012

Rite Aid has signed a deal with a media and marketing firm that the two said would allow the retail pharmacy chain to create a consistent look for its in-store marketing and media programs.

September 26, 2012

Rite Aid is gearing up for the holiday season with the new JulieG Holiday Collection by Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics.

September 21, 2012

The general consensus seems to be that the turnaround that the country's third-largest retail pharmacy chain has engineered over the past few years is working.

September 21, 2012

"It is not from the benevolence of the patient, the pharmacist or the payer that we expect our better health, but from their regard to their own self interest." While the somewhat-modified quote is ascribable to Adam Smith, an 18th-century economist credited with the invisible hand theory, the principle holds true.

September 20, 2012

With the dispute between Walgreens and Express Scripts over, one of the biggest challenges for Rite Aid will be retaining the customers it won over during the impasse.

September 12, 2012

Rite Aid is launching a six-month, nationwide health-and-wellness campaign to mark its 50 years of operation, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

September 5, 2012

Rite Aid posted a 0.4% increase in same-store sales for the month of August, the retail pharmacy operator said Wednesday.

September 4, 2012

Rite Aid announced that its charitable arm, the Rite Aid Foundation, has made a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help the victims, families and communities affected by Hurricane Isaac.

August 30, 2012

Big news for SoloHealth as the number of consumer interactions made at its health-and-wellness kiosks surpassed 2.5 million while the company works toward its goal of 2,500 retail kiosks by mid-2013. But it is perhaps even bigger news for the future of the overall U.S. healthcare system.

August 17, 2012

Walgreens. CVS. Rite Aid. Walmart. Costco. Health Mart. Sam’s Club. Ahold. H-E-B. Winn-Dixie. McKesson. Good Neighbor Pharmacy. Kerr Drug. Rexall Canada. Family Dollar. Shoppers Drug Mart. Giant Eagle. The list of participating companies in the 14th Annual Drug Store News Group Industry Issues conference reads like a “who’s who” of retailing.


August 17, 2012

Online Groupons for health services? Doctors and hospitals sharing patient data and treatment goals with retail clinics, pharmacies and urgent care centers? Hospitals luring patients with inviting atriums and indoor waterfalls?

August 16, 2012

Members of Rite Aid's loyalty card program will have special reward points added to their cards automatically starting next month, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

August 14, 2012

A delivery truck driver for Rite Aid has won the retail pharmacy chain's annual driving competition, the company said.

August 7, 2012

Rite Aid has joined a prescription discount card program for Hispanics, the group offering the card said Tuesday.

August 6, 2012

Rite Aid is offering flu shots at all of its stores, the retail pharmacy chain said.

August 2, 2012

Rite Aid reported a 0.5% increase in same-store sales for July, including a 1.2% increase in front-end comps and a 0.2% increase in pharmacy comps. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 4.5%.

July 31, 2012

Randy Heiser recently joined McKesson as director of retail national accounts of Six Sigma, DSN has learned.