June 16, 2016

Pharmacy reimbursement for the quarter challenged an otherwise strong Rite Aid first quarter.

June 14, 2016

Rite Aid acquired the assets of bankrupt HealthSpot for $1.2 million, according to a MedCity News report published Monday. "That price is a bargain compared to the $5.2 million valuation Dublin, Ohio-based HealthSpot placed on its assets and IP when the Columbus, Ohio, bankruptcy court accepted its liquidation plan in March," MedCity reported. "HealthSpot said that $3.5 million of those assets were in the form of 191 telemedicine kiosks, just 54 of which had ever been deployed." (MedCity News

June 10, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission is nearing its decision on the proposed merger of Rite Aid by Walgreens Boots Alliance, The New York Post reported late Thursday night, and signs point toward an approval. "The FTC’s biggest concern is the merger will give the combined company too much power when negotiating prices with pharmacy benefit managers," The Post reported. "[But] on Thursday, the chief executive of the No. 1 pharmacy manager, Express Scripts’ Tim Wentworth, said he welcomed the merger." (The New York Post

June 7, 2016

In a new study released exclusively to Adweek, Boston-based consultancy C Space homed in on consumer loyalty among the big retail players, attempting to flesh out some insights about what makes shoppers come back. (Adweek

June 6, 2016

Incorporating learnings from recent consumer research, Rite Aid on Sunday gave its circular a makeover – making the circular easier to navigate and more digital friendly.

June 1, 2016

DSN associate editor David Salazar examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of pharmacy technology, in this multi-page report.

June 1, 2016

Rite Aid announced Wednesday the grand opening of its new distribution center in Spartanburg, S.C., located at 789 Flatwood Industrial Drive.

June 1, 2016

Pharmacy technology companies offer solutions that innovate pharmacy care and help improve patient outcomes.

May 31, 2016

Folds of Honor also announced a new initiative supported by Rite Aid. Called DreamShip, a fully functional hot-air baloon, is designed to raise awareness and inspire people across the country.

May 18, 2016

TheraBand's latest advancements include TheraBand CLX, a patented, next-generation resistance band featuring consecutive loops that provide a range of benefits, such as faster exercise transitions, additional high-impact full body exercises and easy grip options. 

May 10, 2016

A slowdown in the once revved-up anti-aging segment in the skin care category has brands and retailers looking for more fertile options like the natural skin care arena and therapeutic skin care.

May 10, 2016

In this report, DSN examines in-depth sales activity in the cosmetics, bath, hair and skin care segments, highlighting new products that are shaking up the beauty aisle.

May 9, 2016

At Kantar Retail’s two-day Drug Channels workshop, the company shared insights about how consumers are approaching health and wellness in a changed retail and healthcare landscape, how the big drug chains are looking to reach them and how suppliers can be a key part of doing so as we move into the future.

May 5, 2016

In Michigan, Rite Aid employs more than 4,200 at its 275 stores and distribution center, including 115 associates at its eight stores in the city of Flint.  

April 29, 2016

Iconic candy brand Hershey is unveiling new, patriotic-themed packaging on some of its most popular brands as excitement for builds for the 2016 Olympic Games. 

April 19, 2016

Rite Aid is recognizing the winners of its 2015 Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest. 

April 15, 2016

Retailers and technology vendors convened at the fifth annual Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable to discuss what they see in the current technology today, what they expect in 2016 and some of the unmet technology needs.

April 14, 2016

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of specialty pharmacy, orphan drugs and biosimilars, in this multi-page report.

 

April 14, 2016

As manufacturers grow their businesses, opportunities to expand trade promotion programs will arise.

April 14, 2016
Rite Aid received the Growth Award from Magento Commerce at the Imagine 2016 conference held at the Wynn Las Vegas.
April 13, 2016

In February, CEO Update named National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson Trade Association CEO of the Year. DSN looks at some of the more important work accomplished by NACDS under Anderson’s leadership.

April 11, 2016

Lebhar-Friedman launches Go Health Events website that connects consumers to retailer-hosted health events.

April 7, 2016

For the fiscal year ended Feb. 27, 2016, Rite Aid had revenues of $30.7 billion compared to revenues of $26.5 billion in the prior year, an increase of $4.2 billion or 15.9%.

March 29, 2016

The recent legal skirmish between Gillette and Dollar Shave Club underscores just how important the shave category is to drug store retailers — it is behemoth with sales exceeding $3.5 billion.