Regulatory clearance for Walgreens Boots Alliance’s purchase of 1,932 stores, 3 distribution centers and related inventory from Rite Aid

Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period expires for amended purchase agreement with Rite Aid Final transaction includes 1,932 stores and related assets for $4.375 billion in cash Store purchases expected to begin in October with completion anticipated in spring 2018 Walgreens Boots Alliance expects to realize more than $300 million in annual synergies within four years DEERFIELD, Ill., […]

Rite Aid Foundation rolls out new program on reducing drug accessibility, medication misuse and accidental poisoning among children

Law Enforcement Agencies in Communities Served by Rite Aid Can Now Apply Online to Receive a Free Safe Medication Disposal Unit Camp Hill, Pa., 2017-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Rite Aid Foundation announced today  (Aug. 30, 2017) the rollout of its KidCents Safe Medication Disposal Program, a new program focused on reducing drug accessibility, […]

Rite Aid reopens Harrisburg Market Street store

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse to Join Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Store Operations Bryan Everett at Ribbon-Cutting Today at 9:30 a.m. Joshua Group to Receive $10,000 KidCents Donation from Rite Aid Foundation Camp Hill, Pa., 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (June 20, 2017), Rite Aid Corporation will celebrate the grand reopening of its […]

Rite Aid Releases Results for Full Year and Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter

Fourth Quarter Net Loss Per Diluted Share of $0.02, Compared to the Prior Year Net Income Per Diluted Share of $0.06; Full Year Net Income Per Diluted Share of $0.00, Compared to the Prior Year of $0.16 Fourth Quarter Adjusted Net Loss Per Diluted Share of $0.00, Compared to the Prior Year Adjusted Net Income […]

Rite Aid shelves stocked with Easter and spring essentials

Camp Hill, Pa., 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — With 4,600 stores chainwide, Rite Aid is ready to help Easter Bunnies deliver an eggstra-special holiday this season. From Easter baskets, to candy, plush and floral décor, shelves are stocked with Easter and spring essentials customers are looking for to spring forward. Rite Aid offers a wide […]

Rite Aid starts its annual fundraising campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Now Through May 6, Customers Can Purchase $1 Paper Miracle Balloons to Support Their Local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Rite Aid Raised $6 Million in 2016, Bringing Grand Fundraising Total Since 1994 to Nearly $81 Million Camp Hill, Pa., 2017-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — From now through May 6, Rite Aid associates chainwide will be […]

Rite Aid announces availability of MMR vaccines upon request

As Number of Mumps Cases Increase Nationwide, Rite Aid Pharmacists Stand Ready to Immunize CAMP HILL, PA, 2017-Mar-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the number of mumps cases increase across the country, Rite Aid pharmacists stand ready to administer the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, subject to state regulations. The Centers for Disease Control […]

Rite Aid celebrates Valentine’s Day with essential needs to warm up a heart

Camp Hill, Pa., 2017-Feb-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid stores nationwide are stocked with the essentials needed to celebrate a heartwarming Valentine’s Day this year. From cards to chocolates, fresh cut flowers, loveable plush and seasonal décor, Rite Aid’s 4,600 convenient locations are ready to help its customers celebrate the season of love. […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid announce amendment and extension of their definitive merger agreement

Deerfield, Ill. and Camp Hill, Pa., 2017-Jan-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) and Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today (30 January 2017) announced that they have entered into an amendment and extension of their previously announced definitive merger agreement under which Walgreens Boots Alliance will acquire all outstanding shares of […]

Rite Aid supports National Influenza Vaccination Week with $5 savings on flu shots through December 17

Flu Activity Typically Peaks Between December and March, According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — From now through December 17, Rite Aid customers have the opportunity to save $5 on their flu shot in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week. The trivalent standard flu shot is […]

Rite Aid offers the best prices during its Black Friday sales starting 8 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Black Friday

Select Rite Aid Stores Nationwide Open 8 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Black Friday Rite Aid Offers Customers Chance to Beat the Black Friday Rush with 50% Off Large Selection of Holiday Products Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid stores nationwide are ready to kick start the holiday shopping season by […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance and RIte Aid extend merger agreement end date from 27 October 2016 to 27 January 2017

DEERFIELD, Ill. & CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) and Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today (20 October 2016) announced that, in accordance with the terms of their merger agreement dated 27 October 2015, they have mutually agreed to extend the end date of their merger […]

Rite Aid announces availability of naloxone at more than 440 pharmacies in Kentucky, Ohio, Oregon and Vermont without prescription

Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid announced today (Sept. 27, 2016) that naloxone, a medication that can be used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is now available at more than 440 pharmacies in Kentucky, Ohio, Oregon and Vermont without a prescription, subject to state regulations. Previously, naloxone, which can […]

Rite Aid and EnvisionRx announce availability of Rx90 program focused on improving medication adherence and health outcomes

CAMP HILL, Pa. and TWINSBURG, Ohio, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid, one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains, and EnvisionRx, the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) division of EnvisionRxOptions and a wholly owned subsidiary of Rite Aid, announced today the availability of Rx90, a new program focused on improving medication adherence and health outcomes […]

Rite Aid announces availability of flu shots at its pharmacies nationwide

Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Aug-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid announced today the availability of seasonal flu shots at Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide. Customers can visit any of Rite Aid’s nearly 4,600 convenient pharmacy locations to receive a flu shot from a certified immunizing Rite Aid pharmacist, subject to state regulations. Flu shots are covered […]

Rite Aid brings all the essentials to help students prepare for school

Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The start of the new school year is around the corner and Rite Aid’s 4,600 stores nationwide are stocked with all the essentials to help students prepare. With a variety of products from lunchboxes, to dormitory needs, school supplies, tablets and more, Rite Aid is prepared to […]

Rite Aid to relocate its store at Market Street in Harrisburg to Strawberry Square in the heart of Pennsylvania’s capital city

Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation announced today its plans to relocate its current store at 309-11 Market Street in Harrisburg to Strawberry Square, a one million square foot, mixed use complex located in the heart of Pennsylvania’s capital city.The relocated Rite Aid, which will feature both a street level and […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance priced $6 Billion bonds to fund Rite Aid pending acquisition

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-May-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of unsecured, unsubordinated notes consisting of: $1.25 billion 1.750% notes due 2018 $1.5 billion 2.600% notes due 2021 $750 million 3.100% notes due 2023 $1.9 billion 3.450% notes due 2026 $600 million 4.650% […]

Rite Aid announces Sharon Balser and Theresa Forres as winners of the 2015 Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest

Michigan Pharmacy Technician and Maryland Customer Each Win $2,500 Rite Aid Gift Card in Customer Service Contest CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid is proud to announce the two winners of the 2015 Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest. Sharon Balser, a Rite Aid pharmacy technician from Milford, Mich., […]

Rite Aid welcomes spring with more opportunity to accumulate Plenti points for wellness+ Plenti members

Rite Aid wellness+ with Plenti Members Earn 2,000 Plenti Points for Every $50 Spent on Participating Products Through “Spring for Points” Program Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid is saying goodbye to winter and hello to spring by offering wellness+ with Plenti members an opportunity to accumulate thousands of Plenti points, […]

Rite Aid Offers Customers Wide Variety of Easter and Spring Essentials

Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid is making customers hoppy this season with its great deals and variety of Easter and spring essentials. Whether shopping for “somebunny” special or readying for spring, Rite Aid is prepared to offer customers a one-stop-shopping experience. Assemble Your Easter Basket Rite Aid’s shelves are stocked with […]

Miracle Balloon campaign: Rite Aid kicks off its annual fundraising program for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Customers Can Support Their Local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital with Purchase of $1 Paper Miracle Balloons Rite Aid Raised $6.3 Million in 2015, Bringing Grand Fundraising Total Since 1994 to More Than $75 Million Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Mar-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid’s 22nd annual Miracle Balloon campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a leading […]

Rite Aid’s Innovation Challenge selected the Tri-Tip Walking Cane for development and sale in Rite Aid stores

Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid’s first-ever Innovation Challenge has selected the Tri-Tip Walking Cane, an ergonomic walking cane, for development and sale in Rite Aid stores and online at www.riteaid.com. Created by Jamie Jordan, an engineer based in Grapevine, Texas, the Tri-Tip Walking Cane features three legs that function independently for […]

Rite Aid announces availability of talking prescription devices for customers with visual impairments

Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Feb-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid announced today the nationwide availability of talking prescription devices to assist customers with visual impairments. The device will be provided at no cost to customers who are blind or who are visually impaired. “It’s important that all of our customers, including those who are blind […]

Rite Aid’s RediClinic and Aria Health partner to offer greater convenience, increased access and more affordable healthcare

Philadelphia, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — RediClinic, a leading operator of retail clinics, and Aria Health, the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County, announced today 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 […]

Rite Aid stores is all ready for Valentine’s Day with perfect gifts for that special loved one

Fresh Roses and Beautiful Bouquets Available in Many Stores Beginning Feb. 10 CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Valentine’s Day is around the corner and Rite Aid stores nationwide are ready to help customers celebrate the romantic holiday. Store shelves are stocked with gifts perfect for that special loved one including classic chocolate […]

Rite Aid provides wellness+ with Plenti members the opportunity to earn 5,000 Plenti points during its “Big Point Event”

wellness+ with Plenti Members Can Earn Up to 5,000 Plenti Points Worth at Least $50 in Savings After Spending Up to $200 on Participating Products Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Feb-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beginning Jan. 31, Rite Aid is offering its wellness+ with Plenti members the opportunity to earn 5,000 Plenti points when they […]

Rite Aid celebrates New Year with more wellness+ offerings for Plenti members

Rite Aid wellness+ with Plenti Members Earn 1,000 Plenti Points for Every $30 Spent on Participating Products Through 2016 Starting Points Program Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-1-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Now through January 23, Rite Aid is celebrating the New Year by offering wellness+ with Plenti members a special opportunity to begin accumulating Plenti points […]

Rite Aid extends shopping hours to help customers complete their shopping lists

Many Rite Aid Stores Nationwide Offer Extended Shopping Hours From 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Through Dec. 23 CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-12-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — From now through Dec. 23, select Rite Aid stores nationwide are offering extended shopping hours to help customers complete their shopping lists. From family to friends, school teachers and coworkers, […]

Rite Aid offers discounts on select trivalent flu shots in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention States Flu Activity is Typically Highest Between December and February CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — From now through December 12, Rite Aid will offer discounts on select trivalent flu shots in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week. Flucelvax, a cell based vaccine, will be available for […]