July 25, 2011


Since its nationwide launch in April 2010, Rite Aid’s wellness+ loyalty card program rapidly has proven itself to be a phenomenal boost to the chain’s business as the first-ever loyalty program designed to enhance customers’ savings and well-being together.


July 25, 2011

If the rumors that surfaced last week about Walmart eyeing Rite Aid for a possible buyout turn out to be true, it would be one of the biggest stories of the year: Walmart would acquire the country’s third-largest drug store chain and more than double its U.S. store count.

July 18, 2011

Rumors have been circulating that Walmart may be out to buy Rite Aid, though nothing has been confirmed yet, according to published reports.

July 14, 2011

Rite Aid is launching new flavors of its private label Thrifty Ice Cream in California stores, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

July 7, 2011

Rite Aid announced Thursday changes to its human resources and operations departments.

July 6, 2011

Cosmetic Promotions will sponsor Rite Aid’s Glam Camp Back-to-School program for the fourth year in a row, the beauty marketing and promotional company said.

July 5, 2011

H. D. Smith, the fourth-largest national pharmaceutical wholesaler, on Tuesday named Mark de Bruin to the post of corporate VP managed care.

July 5, 2011

Increasingly, chains that traditionally have not been major forces in food retailing are making bigger commitments than ever to fresh — including meat, produce and dairy — in an effort not only to help solve the nation’s growing health crisis and expand Americans’ access to nutritious food options, but also to create new reasons for customers to shop their stores.


July 5, 2011

Santal Solutions last week announced its dietary supplement Assurance Blood Health Support has gained distribution through Rite Aid and Walgreens.

July 5, 2011

The race is on to capture tomorrow’s click-and-pick shopper — that multichannel consumer who, with a click, wields her phone as an omniscient shopping tool and then either picks her product off the shelf or picks where that product will be waiting for her, be it at a nearby store or in her mailbox. 


June 30, 2011

Same-store sales at Rite Aid increased by 1.8% in June, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

June 27, 2011

Could Rite Aid’s new Wellness store format revitalize it the way the iPod did for Apple?

June 26, 2011

More and more success at retail is contingent upon delivering what the consumer wants, when she wants it, where she wants it and at the price she wants it.

June 23, 2011

Sales may have been flat overall, but a closer look revealed there was a lot to be positive about in Rite Aid’s fiscal first quarter 2012 earnings, as the company managed significant expense improvement and stronger same-store sales growth. Bottom line: Rite Aid narrowed its losses considerably, and that ain’t all expense control.

June 21, 2011

The first thing one notices upon entering Rite Aid’s new Wellness concept store in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is how bright, airy and open it looks, compared with a typical retail pharmacy, thanks to a new paint job and lower shelves that left some customers with the mistaken impression that the store had new lighting.

June 15, 2011

An investment group that holds approximately 3 million shares of Rite Aid stock is calling for an overhaul of the retail pharmacy chain’s board ahead of its annual stockholders meeting next Thursday.

June 6, 2011

Rite Aid is partnering with the Skin Cancer Foundation to launch a healthy skin care campaign for the summer, the retail pharmacy chain announced Monday.

June 2, 2011

Same-store sales at Rite Aid increased by 1.3% in May, compared with the year-ago period, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

May 23, 2011

Neither one of the co-
recipients of this year’s Fantle Award would want you to call it the end of an era. 


May 23, 2011

Rite Aid has appointed David Kelly as group VP construction, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

May 23, 2011

GNC on Monday announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Shadow Beverages and Snacks, the producer and distributor of Ironclad Energy + Hydration and No Fear Energy drinks.

May 23, 2011

Rite Aid has raised more than $50 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since becoming a sponsor in 1994, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

May 12, 2011

A partner with a private equity firm that purchased preferred stock from Rite Aid in 1999 has joined the retail pharmacy chain’s board.

May 11, 2011

Credit Suisse on Wednesday initiated coverage of General Nutrition Centers, the specialty retailer of supplement and nutritional products and partner with Rite Aid in a store-within-a-store program across more than 1,000 drug store locations.