October 28, 2011

Rite Aid is collaborating with LifeScan to bring free diabetes testing, resources and materials to communities across the Northeast, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.

October 27, 2011

Same-store sales at Rite Aid increased by 2.9% in October, compared with the same period last year, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

October 25, 2011

Kaz has boosted its SmartTemp portfolio with the introduction of a reusable gel pad that combines hot and cold therapy.

October 25, 2011

Medicare Part D beneficiaries will be able to obtain hundreds of generic drugs without any deductible or co-pay under a new program offered by Rite Aid.

October 19, 2011

Technology in retail pharmacies has traditionally 
meant the adoption of robotic dispensing systems and electronic health records, but in recent years, pharmacy retailers have been bringing technology to the consumer level.


October 17, 2011

Seven-in-10 Americans will celebrate Halloween, creating a $7 billion market, according to the National Retail Federation.

October 14, 2011

Rite Aid said its pharmacists will be ready to help patients and caregivers choose the prescription drug plan that works best for them as 2012 Medicare Part D open enrollment begins Saturday.

October 14, 2011

Rite Aid's customer loyalty card program has received recognition from a trade organization that focuses on marketing practices that use technology, Rite Aid said Friday.

October 13, 2011

Online retailer Amazon is testing robotic delivery lockers that people can use to receive items they order from the website, according to published reports.

October 11, 2011

With all the focus on food and wellness at the pharmacy, this Graduates Yogurt Melts at a Rite Aid in Camp Hill, Pa., ought to appeal to that nutrition-conscious mom.

October 11, 2011

While medication nonadherence is a perennial problem that costs the healthcare system $290 billion per year, one of the least explored facets of it is primary nonadherence, when patients receive new prescriptions on paper or electronically and never drop them off or pick them up. But some researchers hope to change that.


October 11, 2011

CVS Caremark’s annual meeting of shareholders in May was of special importance as it marked the official retirement of former chairman and CEO Tom Ryan, who left the growing company in the hands of a strong, capable new leader — Larry Merlo.


October 11, 2011

Along with major paradigm shifts in how people communicate, read and do business, the way they receive healthcare services is changing dramatically, and retail pharmacies are at the front line.


October 5, 2011

Rite Aid is asking customers to vote for their favorite pharmacist in recognition of American Pharmacists Month, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

October 5, 2011

Rite Aid kicked off its "Rite Aid Shield Yourself, New York" event Wednesday morning at New York's Grand Central Terminal, offering flu vaccinations delivered by Rite Aid pharmacists to the thousands of commuters passing through the Midtown Manhattan train station.

October 4, 2011

Jean Coutu Group on Tuesday reported revenue of 635.2 million Canadian dollars (US $598.5 million) during the second quarter ended Aug. 27, an increase of 1.5%.

October 3, 2011

Rite Aid will sponsor a flu vaccination clinic at New York's Grand Central Terminal to help prevent flu and raise money for a charity for families affected by 9/11, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

September 30, 2011

Rite Aid’s launch of Wellness+ for Diabetes comes at a time when it looks like the 4,694-store retail pharmacy chain’s fortunes are picking up in a big way.

September 29, 2011

Rite Aid same-store sales increased by 1.3% in September, compared with September 2010, the company said Thursday.

September 28, 2011

Ultimark Products has tapped actress Jennie Garth to be the new face of its Porcelana line of skin care products, which is sold in such retailers as Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart and Kmart.

September 28, 2011

Rite Aid announced Wednesday the launch of the first extension of its Wellness+ loyalty card program.

September 26, 2011

During Rite Aid’s second-quarter 2012 earnings call last week, at least two analysts congratulated the company on its performance. It’s little wonder: As president and CEO John Standley said, the quarter saw the first increase in total sales in 13 quarters, with much of the improvement driven by the Wellness+ loyalty card program.

September 22, 2011

American Medical ID has expanded its reach by offering its medical identification bracelets and necklaces at three major drug stores.

September 22, 2011

Rite Aid increased sales and narrowed losses in second quarter 2012 as its Wellness+ loyalty card program continued to grow and its new Wellness store format saw continued expansion.