March 14, 2016
Since becoming a partner in 1994, Rite Aid has raised more than $75 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, making Rite Aid the organization's sixth largest corporate partner.
March 11, 2016

In December, DSN hosted its 17th annual Industry Issues Summit. A record crowd of some 300 supplier and retailer executives were on hand to see seven top merchants from leading chains and special guest moderator Dan Mack, managing director, Elevation Forum, discuss how retailers and suppliers could build better, higher-trusting partnerships, based on authenticity and creating deeper value. What follows is the complete transcript from the December 3rd event.

March 8, 2016

As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News assembled a first-class panel of retail pharmacy and supplier executives for an exclusive, in-depth discussion on emerging best practices for improving care among patients with chronic conditions.

March 4, 2016

One of the most promising recent developments in the nation’s search for a more accessible and cost-effective healthcare system has been the rapid rise of health events and free testing services at chain and independent pharmacies. 

March 4, 2016

With medication nonadherence leading to enormous health complications for millions of Americans — and generating staggering and needless cost spikes that add as much as $290 billion a year to the nation’s healthcare costs — the search for ways to get patients to take their prescription medicines as directed has become increasingly urgent.

March 3, 2016

Going forward, Rite Aid will no longer report sales and comparable store sales results on a monthly basis.

February 29, 2016

The Tri-Tip Walking Cane features three legs that function independently for added stability and also uses a spring-loaded, shock absorbing system.

February 24, 2016

ACPM suggested a series of strategic initiatives will be required to influence the successful advancement and adoption of lifestyle medicine in clinical practice.

February 18, 2016

Rite Aid is also able to provide customers with large print prescription information sheets.

February 17, 2016

Drug Channels' Adam Fein projects another slow-growth year for retail clinics in his latest blog. "While clinics sound like an exciting strategy, revenues from in-store clinics are - and will likely remain - a very small share of pharmacy chains' prescription revenues," he wrote. "While 2016 may see little growth, I still expect the number of retail clinics to reach 2,300 to 2,500 locations by 2018." (Drug Channels)

 

 

February 10, 2016

Ken Martindale, in his capacity as president of The Rite Aid Foundation, kicked off the month-long celebration by presenting a $12,500 donation to Nativity School of Harrisburg, a faith-based preparatory middle school for inner city boys. 

 

February 4, 2016

Rite Aid stockholders have voted to approve the proposed merger with Walgreens Boots Alliance, the Pennsylvania retailer announced Thursday morning.

February 2, 2016

Albertsons has tapped an executive with more than 40 years retail pharmacy experience to help better connect the center store in grocery to the pharmacy. In another personnel move, Albertsons emphasized its digital marketing and ecommerce capabilities. 

February 2, 2016

RediClinic and Aria Health, the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County, announced Tuesday that they are entering into an alliance that will offer greater convenience, increased access and more affordable healthcare to residents of Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County in Pennsylvania.

February 2, 2016

Store shelves are stocked with gifts perfect for that special loved one including classic chocolate hearts, heartfelt greeting cards, fresh cut roses or bouquets, cuddly plush and love-inspired décor.

February 2, 2016

For the industry’s third-largest drug store chain, health events aren’t just something that happens once or twice a year; they’re an ongoing commitment that’s now embedded in Rite Aid's DNA.

February 1, 2016

The availability of the antidote to opioid overdoses through retail pharmacy is increasing. 

January 29, 2016

Drug Channels on Thursday released its latest ranking of pharmacies based on total prescription revenues, with Walgreens Boots Alliance the largest of retail pharmacies, followed by CVS Health and Walmart. "We estimate that total revenues of retail, mail and specialty pharmacies reached $364.1 billion in 2015, up 12.1% from 2014," wrote Adam Fein, CEO Drug Channels Institute. "The top tier of dispensing pharmacies ... accounted for about 64% of U.S. prescription dispensing revenues in 2015." (Drug Channels)

January 29, 2016

“Our January promotion, ‘2016 Starting Points,’ was well received by our customers, so we decided to offer our loyal shoppers another chance to easily and quickly earn more Plenti points,” reported John Learish, Rite Aid SVP marketing. 

January 28, 2016

Overall same-store sales decreased 1.4% over the prior-year period, including a front-end same-store sales decline of 1.9% and a pharmacy same-store sales decrease of 1.2%. 

January 20, 2016

Beacon-level proximity data enables retailers to use e-commerce tactics (like personalization and retargeting) in the offline store.

January 19, 2016

Health Dialog's new SVP sales has 23 years of experience establishing and growing client relationships with the nation's leading health plans and provider organizations. 

January 15, 2016

The $2 million donation will be used to support production of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, the Emmy-nominated hit children's series that airs daily on PBS KIDS.

January 13, 2016

n addition to prescription and general merchandise purchases, CareCredit can also be used for out-of-pocket expenses at RediClinics, located inside select Rite Aid locations.