October 28, 2016

By the end of the year, GNC plans to deconstruct its pricing strategy, streamline its supply chain and digitize its marketing outreach, all in hopes of recapturing a supplement consumer who's migrated to other channels.

October 28, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. - Kroger may not be the only retail pharmacy in the hunt for divested Rite Aid stores following the proposed merger between Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite aid, BNL Finance reported in a blog posted Thursday. In fact, they may not even be a good fit - Walmart in its move toward smaller retail footprints may be a better suitor. "However, I think the sleeping giants that no one is talking about ... are competing pharmacy benefit managers like Express Scripts Holding and Catamaran," wrote Brian Nichols, BNL Finance editor-in-chief. "All of Express Scripts and Catamaran’s competitors are getting stronger in the PBM space, with a combination of retail pharmacies, wholesale and PBM. [So] don’t be surprised if Express Scripts and Catamaran ... make a move to form a retail pharmacy business with 700 Rite Aid stores." (BNL Finance)

October 24, 2016

Rite Aid pharmacies last week made available a number of free resources to senior customers in an effort to help them select the right prescription drug plan or update their existing coverage during the annual Medicare Part D enrollment period.

October 20, 2016

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid now expect the transaction will close in early calendar 2017.

October 20, 2016

With year-end earnings, Walgreens Boots Alliances provides some color on beauty makeover and Rite Aid acquisition.

October 19, 2016

With just weeks to go before its annual Industry Issues Summit conference — one of the most highly-anticipated, must-attend events on the drug store industry calendar — Drug Store News has announced another top-tier roster of some of the most talented and creative retail executives in the business for the annual thought-leadership/networking event.

October 19, 2016

The New York Post late Tuesday reported Kroger may be close to passing on acquiring some 650 stores that Walgreens and Rite Aid would have to sell to gain regulatory approval of their $17 billion merger, placing the deal in jeopardy. “The FTC is trying to preserve the stand-alone stores,” a source told The Post. “But Kroger might want to integrate. What happens to Rite Aids it buys that are near Krogers?” (The New York Post)

October 17, 2016

The shave category is trying to get its groove back, and where sales are up a healthy 10.6% for the 52-week period ended Sept. 4, 2016, as tracked by IRI across multi-outlets.

October 13, 2016

According to reports, Hurricane Matthew may result is as much as $10 billion in damages.

October 3, 2016

From now through Oct. 31, customers can vote for their favorite pharmacy team member by completing a mail-in nomination form available at any Rite Aid pharmacy or online at www.riteaid.com/vote.

September 30, 2016

Rite Aid and Kinney Drugs are helping to fund a project at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences that will transform unoccupied space into high-tech, “active learning” classrooms.

September 29, 2016

Nonprofit Folds of Honor kicked off a yearlong tour of its DreamShip hot air balloon at an event with Rite Aid executives and associates, Folds of Honor scholarship recipients, sponsors and New Jersey lieutenant Gov. Kim Guadagno.

September 28, 2016

Private equity firms are passing on the chance to purchase 650 Walgreens stores, The New York Post reported Tuesday evening. “My sense is this is a pretty tough asset to sell,” a source close to private equity firms told The Post. “Even though Walgreens is offering to help [a buyer] build the corporate infrastructure on an arm’s-length basis.” CVS would like to buy some of the Walgreens stores in areas in which they do not compete, The Post report added. (The New York Post)

September 27, 2016

To date, Rite Aid has trained more than 10,000 pharmacists on naloxone dispensing across 17 states.

September 22, 2016

Rite Aid met Wall Street expectations, matching the average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research for earnings of 3 cents per share.

September 15, 2016

Rx90, now available for EnvisionRx clients, gives patients the option to fill 90-day prescriptions at any of the nearly 8,200 Walgreens pharmacies nationwide.

September 12, 2016

From now through Oct. 14, Rite Aid associates will recognize students receiving the scholarships during special in-store celebration events.

September 8, 2016

Walgreens continues to believe that the acquisition will close in the second half of calendar 2016, the company added.

September 7, 2016

The use of homeopathic medicines as part of a self-care solution to treat such ailments as the common cold or back pain is becoming more commonplace through conventional channels, with sales generating $392.9 million, up 3.3%, as compared to $58.1 million on 0.9% growth in natural channels for the 52 weeks ended July 10.

August 29, 2016

Rite Aid is committed to making naloxone more accessible in the communities it serves. To date, the company has trained more than 10,000 pharmacists on naloxone dispensing.

August 26, 2016

Rite Aid has 61 stores in Louisiana, including 11 in the greater Baton Rouge Area, and employs nearly 1,00 associates across the state. 

August 23, 2016

The joint venture will see 10 Hackensack Merdian Health RediClinics open at Rite Aid locations in Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean counties, the first of which will open later this year.

August 17, 2016

The new Rx90 program leverages tailored communications, plan design and clinical support to improve patient outcomes and lower benefit costs for employers.