November 22, 2011

Rite Aid is pushing Black Friday up by a day.

November 16, 2011

Rite Aid, UnitedHealth Group and the YMCA are partnering to offer community-based programs to combat Type 2 diabetes in the Washington, D.C., area through the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, the three companies said.

November 11, 2011

Ethnic hair care brand Curls has announced that its hair care collection is now available at Walgreens, Rite Aid and Sally’s Beauty.

November 11, 2011

The list of participating companies in the 13th Annual Drug Store News Group Industry Issues conference — which will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the highly prestigious New York Athletic Club — reads like a “who’s who” of pharmacy retailing.

November 11, 2011

In an 8-K filing earlier this week, Walgreens broke down its Express Scripts business and challenged many assertions that have been made regarding contract negotiations with Express Scripts.

November 10, 2011

Women, more often than men, reported that diabetes had a greater negative impact on their emotional outlook as well as their compliance with diet and exercise recommendations, according to a study released Thursday by Rite Aid and WebMD. The survey also found that women were more open than men to receiving tools to help them manage their diabetes.

November 9, 2011

Rite Aid has launched a new photo website that it said would make ordering prints, photo books, calendars and photo gifts easier, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

November 9, 2011

Retailers are gearing up for the holiday seasons, and have every intent of coaxing their shoppers into filling a shopping cart, such as this one at a central Pennsylvania Rite Aid.

November 8, 2011

The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has elected Rite Aid EVP human resources Brian Fiala to its board of governors, Rite Aid said Tuesday.

November 4, 2011

The diabetes patient has long been identified as a coveted higher-trip, higher-
market-basket opportunity 
for pharmacy operators. And now Rite Aid has created a loyalty card 
program specifically for that diabetes patient.


November 4, 2011

South of France Natural Body Care is launching a social media campaign anchored by its new blog, TheSoapDishMagazine.com, which went live Friday.

November 1, 2011

Rite Aid and LifeScan kicked off the Rite Track Diabetes Tour in New York on Tuesday with a special appearance by celebrity chef Sam Talbot.

October 28, 2011

The program to offer certain generic drugs virtually for free to Medicare Part D beneficiaries is one of Rite Aid’s many new ways to attract more customers and thus grow its sales and profits, especially in the pharmacy.

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.