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.
As millennials have cemented themselves as the largest generation by population at 75.4 million, outnumbering baby boomers for the first time, the retail industry has been inundated with insights about their shopping habits.
Whether a freshman or a senior returning for the final year, Rite Aid also carries the essentials needed to get college students situated for a fresh start with products such as sheet sets, lamps and laundry baskets.
The New York Post Thursday evening reported that talks between Walgreens Boots Alliance and the Federal Trade Commission concerning its proposed acquisition of Rite Aid are progressing. "The drug store giant is in talks with the Federal Trade Commission about what it needs to sell to gain regulatory approval of the $17 billion deal, sources said on Thursday," The Post reported. "The talks with the FTC about divestitures is a sign regulators are open to approving the merger, sources said." (The New York Post)
"Our relationship with Western Union allows us to offer customers even more value by providing a reliable option when it comes to moving money or facilitating bill payments," stated Tony Sadler, VP store operations Rite Aid.
The Rite Aid Foundation pledged a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross West Virginia Region over the weekend to help the victims, families and communities affected by this month's historic flooding.