December 7, 2015

Vitamins have made a comeback.

December 3, 2015

Attendance at the event, presented by Drug Store News, reached record levels, with 40 retailers and more than 240 supplier participants. 

December 3, 2015

So far in 2015, Rite Aid’s same-store sales are up 1.9% over the same time last year, with a 0.4% rise in front-end same-store sales and a 1.2% rise in pharmacy same-store sale. 

December 2, 2015

American Express Serve customers can use cash to reload their cards at all Rite Aid and Dollar General locations now. 

December 2, 2015

Rite Aid's Vaccine Central, an assessment tool where visitors can complete a personal immunization evaluation, is an additional resource for people to further review immunization recommendations.

November 24, 2015

Rite Aid is prepping for the biggest shopping day of the year with deals and specials that can earn customers plenty of Plenti points. 

November 18, 2015
See photos from Drug Store News’ reception honoring Robert Thompson, recipient of the 2015 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year award. 
November 16, 2015

A new survey of doctors finds them largely willing to embrace telehealth to complement the care they provide. 

November 12, 2015

Currently, Rite Aid is offering genetic testing for three classes of medications including those used to manage cardiac conditions, cholesterol and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 

November 11, 2015

Usually it takes some time for any individual’s full impact on their company, their profession and their industry to come into focus after that person has moved on.

Such may be the case with Robert I. Thompson, who stepped down Sept. 18 from his position as EVP of pharmacy at Rite Aid.

November 11, 2015

Since Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that it would be acquiring Rite Aid, you’ve likely had some questions about it swirling in your head. Here’s what you need to know. 

November 11, 2015

Health care is transforming, fundamentally and forever. And pharmacy has to change with it. Recognition of that reality has made Rite Aid’s now-former pharmacy leader one of the industry’s leading advocates for a new and broader role for pharmacists.

November 11, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, regulations, technology, automation and medication synchronization, in this multi-page report.

November 11, 2015

Usually it takes some time for any individual’s full impact on their company, their profession and their industry to come into focus after that person has moved on.

Such may be the case with Robert I. Thompson, who stepped down Sept. 18 from his position as EVP of pharmacy at Rite Aid.

November 11, 2015

When he came to Rite Aid in 2004, Robert Thompson brought his own flair for reinvention and entrepreneurialism, shaped by a multifaceted career in both small- and large-chain retail pharmacy and in start-up companies dealing in other sectors of health and wellness.

November 11, 2015

A lot was happening in the world of community pharmacy, as we raced to close this issue of Drug Store News — no news bigger than the late October bombshell that Walgreens Boots Alliance would swallow up Rite Aid, in a deal valued at more than $17 billion all in.

November 6, 2015

CVS Health is a likely buyer for as many as 85% of any stores that will be required to be sold by Walgreens Boots Alliance/Rite Aid by the Federal Trade Commission. 

November 5, 2015

Walgreens may have to shutter as many as 3,000 stores in its bid to buy Rite Aid, or 65% of Rite Aid's store base, according to one real estate analyst in a Fortune story published Thursday, including 1,000 locations Walgreens is willing to jettison as part of any FTC negotiation and another 2,000 locations after the merger is complete. "The post-merger Walgreens real estate imperative will be to minimize cannibalization," noted Garrick Brown, VP research at Cushman for the West Region, adding that there are countless Rite Aid and Walgreens locations opposite one another across the country. (Fortune)

November 2, 2015

The American Diabetes Association estimates that one-third of diabetes patients will develop a skin problem, and many are compounded by poor circulation and high glucose — Skinfix's Diabetic Relief Skincare Regimen aims to help repair damaged skin. 

October 30, 2015

"Competition is essential in every part of our economy, and especially so in a market as complex and important as health care," Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said about Walgreens’ planned acquisition of Rite Aid. 

October 30, 2015

Newsday on Friday reported a federal bankruptcy judge approved the sale of 74 pharmacies and assets to CVS Health and Rite Aid in a deal valued collectively at more than $31.4 million. "CVS will purchase the prescription records from 58 stores [and] Rite Aid will purchase the prescription records of 16 stores," the paper reported. (Newsday)

October 30, 2015

Walgreens currently operates 8,173 stores in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Rite Aid, meanwhile, operates 4,561 locations across 31 states and Washington, D.C.

October 29, 2015

Rite Aid is making some key executive moves even as the company is on the verge of merging with Walgreens in a $17.2 billion deal.

October 29, 2015

Total drug store sales for the 34 weeks ended Oct. 24, 2015 increased 2.2% with sales of $17.4 billion.