Rite Aid

  1. Media & Marketing
We had a story the other day about Rite Aid grappling with severe shoplifting issues in its New York City stores, prompting MNB reader Rich Heiland to write: Interesting note about Rite-Aid. There is a Rite-Aid a block or so from our apartment in downtown West Chester, PA we use. Last summer they posted signs on […]
  1. Department: HBC
Business Insider reports that Rite Aid “is struggling against increased theft at its New York City stores that executives say cost the pharmacy chain $5 million in losses during its most recent quarter … In a call with investors Thursday, executives said the company is testing new security efforts to prevent theft in high-crime areas. […]
  1. Department: HBC
PHILADELPHIA – Rite Aid had mixed second quarter results, reporting sales that beat analysts’ forecast but posting a wider than expected loss. The company ‘s $5.9 billion in revenue topped Wall Street’s prediction of $5.77 billion. But its adjusted 63 cents per share loss was worse than the anticipated 55 cents per share. For fiscal […]
  1. Channel: Drug
PHILADELPHIA – Rite Aid will offer Family Immunization Days at select stores, including Bartell Drugs in the Pacific Northwest, providing families opportunities to walk in and get the vaccinations they need to protect themselves against COVID-19, the flu and other diseases. Rite Aid Family Immunization Days take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on […]
  1. Channel: Drug
PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid announced on Monday that Steve Bixler, vice president of financial accounting, will become the new chief accounting officer effective Jan. 13, 2023, following the retirement of Brian Hoover who has served in the role for the last three years during his 27 years with Rite Aid. Bixler will report to chief financial […]
  1. Channel: Drug
NEW YORK —Rite Aid said it is accelerating its switch to selling 100% cage-free eggs, and now expects to hit that goal by the end of this year. The company had initially pledged to source cage-free eggs across all its retail locations by 2025. The new commitment expedites the timeline by three years. “We commend […]
  1. Channel: Drug
PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid has published its fourth annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, detailing the company’s strategy and progress against goals over the past year. This year’s report addresses the four ESG pillars introduced in the company’s 2021 report: Thriving Planet, Thriving Business, Thriving Workplace and Thriving Community. “As a purpose-driven healthcare organization, […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid and Quest Diagnostics are collaborating on access to COVID-19 molecular testing (polymerase chain reaction or similar nucleic acid amplification test) to help Rite Aid customers detect and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Quest is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services and a national leader in COVID-19 testing. The company […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Rite Aid CEO and President Heyward Donigan cuts the ribbon for the new Rite Aid Collaboration Center, located on the second floor of 1200 Intrepid Avenue in Philadelphia. She is joined by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, PIDC President Anne Nevins, and Rite Aid leaders and associates. PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid unveiled its new headquarters in […]
  1. Department & Category
CARLISLE, Pa. – The GIANT Co. today named Ted Williams as director of non-foods. Williams will be responsible for the categories of health and personal care, seasonal, general merchandise, pet supplies, candy, and baby care. Ted Williams A 30-year industry veteran, Williams previously worked in Ahold USA as a category management business consultant. He also […]
  1. Channel: Drug
The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that “some of the nation’s biggest retailers are rationing over-the-counter emergency contraceptive pills as demand spikes following the Supreme Court ruling overturning a constitutional right to abortion. “CVS Health Corp., Walmart Inc. and Rite Aid Corp. were limiting purchases of the pills, which were in short supply or […]
  1. Channel: Drug
The Plan B emergency contraceptive is in short supply following the decision last week by the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Rowe v. Wade and end the guaranteed right of women to abortion. Planned Parenthood has advised women against stocking up on emergency contraceptives since the medicines have limited shelf lives.
  1. Technology & Innovation
PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid on Thursday reported a narrower first quarter loss and more revenue than analysts had expected. The company’s adjusted loss per share of 60 cents for the period ended May 28 was smaller than Wall Street’s consensus projection of a7 0 cents loss. Sales of $6.01 billion beat the predicted $5.7 billion. […]
  1. Channel: Drug
PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today reported operating results for its first fiscal quarter ended May 28, 2022. “We continue to make strides on our journey to transform Rite Aid and define the modern pharmacy. In the first quarter we increased our non-COVID prescriptions, reduced SG&A, built momentum at Elixir and delivered solid results […]
  1. Media & Marketing
It’s no secret when it comes to the value of loyalty. Existing customers spend 31 percent more, on average, than new ones. They’re also 50 percent more likely to try new products. As a result, more and more retailers, including Albertsons, Rite Aid, and The Container Store, are doubling down on loyalty programs to drive […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
SAN FRANCISCO —  Homeward has announced a strategic partnership with Rite Aid  to provide access to comprehensive care for those living in rural areas across the U.S. Heyward Donigan Pharmacists are among the most trusted members of a local community – especially for the more than 50 percent of Americans living with a chronic condition. […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree Inc. has added two members to its leadership team, naming John Flanigan chief supply chain officer and Larry Gatta chief merchandising officer for its Family Dollar banner. Both Flanigan and Gatta spent time at Dollar General Corp. during the tenure of Rick Dreiling, the former Dollar General chief executive who […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
PHILADELPHIA — Rite Aid will begin administering a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at select locations for eligible children ages 5 to 11, following approval by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, the company said Friday. Bartell Drugs, owned by Rite Aid Corp., will also begin administering boosters […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Retail TouchPoints and design:retail have unveiled the 2022 slate of 40 Under 40 Award winners. Representing the entire retail realm — from store design to CX strategy, ecommerce and retail operations — the 40 Under 40 Awards spotlight up-and-coming leaders who have done innovative and remarkable work and contributed significantly to the progress of the […]
  1. Channel: Dollar/Value
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree has made two key additions to its leadership team, naming John Flanigan chief supply chain officer and Larry Gatta chief merchandising officer for the Family Dollar banner. “Driving supply chain efficiencies and improving the operating performance of our Family Dollar banner are important elements to long-term value creation for our […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
SAN FRANCISCO — Afterpay and Rite Aid  announced a partnership Tuesday, offering Rite Aid’s online shoppers a new way to pay for everyday items in four installments at no additional cost when paid on time. This partnership will help customers access and spend responsibly on everyday goods with Afterpay’s budgeting tool. Justin Mennen “Our relationship with Rite […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Brian Nightengale speaks here in his capacity as NACDS vice chair and as chair of the NACDS Political Action Committee. Nightengale was elected as NACDS chair of the board, and will accept the gavel on Tuesday morning. PALM BEACH, Fla. – During the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Annual Meeting, NACDS elected new officers, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Got a number of emails about our stories and commentary about Netflix’s travails, which I think offer some lessons to retailers. MNB reader Brian Hart wrote: Your quote (and requote,) “Netflix is an expensive, swollen monster of a company that’s not very different from its competitors” is exactly why we canceled our subscription with the […]
  1. Corporate Finance
PHILADELPHIA – Rite Aid Corp. has confirmed that it previously rejected a non-binding, off-market proposal from Spear Point Capital Management (Spear Point) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the company’s common stock. The company and its board of directors reviewed the proposal with the assistance of its financial and legal advisors, and the […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Rite Aid plans to close a total of 145 “unprofitable” stores as part of its optimization efforts. The drug store chain announced it was closing an initial 63 stores in December, and is looking to save in administrative and labor costs and make improvements across payroll and the supply chain, with total savings expected to reach $170 […]

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