PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid unveiled its new headquarters in Philadelphia’s thriving Navy Yard district on Wednesday. The Rite Aid Collaboration Center, located on the second floor of 1200 Intrepid Avenue, will bring Rite Aid’s remote corporate workforce and associates together in a modern space with state-of-the-art amenities.
The new headquarters, with its accessibility to major transportation, offers teams across Rite Aid’s various businesses – including Rite Aid retail pharmacy, Elixir, Health Dialog and Bartell Drugs – space to meet, collaborate, engage clients and partners, and cultivate the kind of strong professional relationships that serve as the bedrock for successful remote teams.
“This new collaboration space represents how we are modernizing our brand from the inside out,” said Rite Aid President and CEO Heyward Donigan. “We are not only transforming our business to better serve our customers, but we are embracing new ways of working that blends a remote-first corporate workforce with opportunities for in-person collaboration.
“We are proud to join the Philadelphia community and continue our rich history in Pennsylvania as we work to improve health outcomes for our customers and communities,” Donigan added.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and community leaders joined Rite Aid for the official opening and ribbon cutting.
“We are proud that Rite Aid has decided to make Philadelphia its new corporate home with this new collaboration center for its workforce,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “We welcome them to our great city and look forward to working together in serving the health care needs of our communities.”
The 23,000 square-foot Collaboration Center designed by Wynnewood-based Meyer Design features a variety of conference room styles equipped with digital Neat Boards for video conferencing, a digital/video studio, Genius Bar to support IT needs, and associate amenities including a catering kitchen, multiple food and beverage stations, a business center and a respite room for nursing, prayer and meditation. Rite Aid has entered into a long-term lease with Ensemble Real Estate Solutions for the space which can accommodate up to 300 Rite Aid associates.
Rite Aid previously had its headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa. Rite Aid opened its first store – then Thrif D Discount Center in Scranton – 60 years ago. Today, Rite Aid has 2,350 stores across 17 states, including 223 in Philadelphia and its surrounding area, and a workforce of more than 50,000 strong.
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