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.

January 6, 2016

HealthSpot abruptly shut down its 25 telehealth kiosks located within Rite Aid stores - providing three days notice to the retailer that it would "cease operations" as of Dec. 31, Columbus Business First reported Wednesday. "On Monday, Dec. 28, Rite Aid was notified by HealthSpot of its intention to cease operations effective Dec. 31," Rite Aid released in a statement. "[Rite Aid] believes very  much in the value of telehealth and will continue to explore options to offer suce services in the future." (Columbus Business First)

January 4, 2016

Forbes on Monday reported the formation of a coalition known as "The Patient Access to Pharmacists' Care Coalition," which is advocating Medicare reimbursement for senior immunizations. "Our immunization program continues to demonstrate the important role our 27,000 pharmacists are playing in healthcare delivery today, providing greater access than ever before to a wide range of CDC-recommended vaccines, as well as other important, preventive healthcare services," Walgreens said in a statement. (Forbes

January 4, 2016

Despite the report of relatively flat sales, Rite Aid stocks were up on Dec. 31, reaching a peak of $7.89 for the day. 

January 4, 2016

"By participating in our '2016 Starting Points' promotion, our customers will have the opportunity to earn thousands of Plenti points while shopping for everyday items," noted Rite Aid SVP marketing John Learish. 

December 30, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, specialty pharmacy and top trends, in this multi-page report.

December 17, 2015

Rite Aid met Wall Street expectations, as analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had forecast earnings of 6 cents on $8.2 billion in revenue.

December 17, 2015

"John [Standley's] done an incredible job and has an ubelievable pedigree across a whole number of positions at Rite Aid," Jonathan Aspatore, CEO ExecRank, shared with TheStreet in an interview.

December 15, 2015

Walgreens Boots Alliance may be in position to acquire PBM Express Scripts by 2018, according to a Bidness ETC report published Tuesday. "[Jeffries analysts] stated that due to antitrust issues, the Walgreens-Rite Aid acquisition deal may not go forward," Bidness ETC reported. "After the merger is cleared, a deal for a pharmacy benefit manager can be expected next." (Bidness ETC)

 

December 11, 2015

The second request will extend the waiting period imposed by the HSR Act until 30 days after Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid have substantially complied with the request. 

December 11, 2015

Dec. 15 is the deadline to enroll for health coverage beginning on Jan. 1. 

December 11, 2015

The Wall Street Journal on Thursday shared a Wolfe Research analyst's concerns that the Walgreens Boots Alliance proposed deal to acquire Rite Aid may not pass regulatory scrutiny. "[T]he merger seems to go against the spirt of the antitrust laws in the U.S.," noted Scott Muskin, Wolfe Research analyst. (The Wall Street Journal)

 

 

 

December 9, 2015

DSN examines chain pharmacy, including in-depth coverage of generics, technology, automation, prescription drug home delivery services and Web-based diabetes monitoring, in this multi-page report.

December 9, 2015

Drug Store News hosted an invitation-only reception on Nov. 17, in Harrisburg, Pa., in honor of recently retired Rite Aid EVP pharmacy Robert Thompson, recipient of the 2015 DSN Pharmacy Innovator Award. The award was created to honor a pharmacy executive whose work has helped to advance the profession of pharmacy and elevate the role of the community pharmacist.

December 7, 2015

Recent entries in the prescription delivery business have upped the ante, promising patients quicker service that fits their schedule.