All posts in Volume 39 / November 2014

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Supplier Conference 2014: Growing Forward, Together

“We’re growing forward, together” was the message imparted to supplier partners at this year’s 2014 Rite Aid Supplier Conference in September. The journey to wellness, both financially and operationally, continues …

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Rite Aid Supplier Partners of the Year: Outstanding Examples of Collaboration

Each year, Rite Aid recognizes and honors supplier partners whose efforts have had a significant impact on business during the year. These “Supplier Partner of the Year” awards were announced …

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Rite Aid’s Thomas BeCude and Colleen Smith Take Home Top Category Management Awards

At its annual Supplier Conference, held Sept. 9-10 in Hershey, Pa., Rite Aid recognized the outstanding contributions of its Category Management teams and announced the winners of the 2014 Category …

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Rite Aid Recognizes Johnson & Johnson’s ‘Innovative Spirit’

The “Innovative Spirit” award reflects Rite Aid’s focus on promoting innovative ideas and recognizing the extraordinary collaborative efforts of the company’s supplier partners and category management teams. Teams considered for …

Rite Aid Supplier Advisory Board Holds Biannual Meeting  

Rite Aid’s category management team and Supplier Advisory Board members gathered on September 11 in Hershey, Pa., for the biannual Supplier Advisory Board (SAB) meeting. After a warm welcome from …

Redesigned Online Store Signals New Era of eCommerce for Rite Aid

Customers visiting RiteAid.com can now enjoy a more convenient, integrated and personalized online shopping experience thanks to recent eCommerce enhancements made to the Rite Aid Online Store. The homepage of the …

Rite Aid Launches Free ‘Quit for You’ Smoking Cessation Program

Those who smoke and want to quit can now turn to Rite Aid for additional support, resources and savings thanks to the launch of “Quit for You,” the company’s comprehensive new …

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Rite Aid’s New wellness65+ Tour Offers Free Medicare Wellness Screenings to Seniors

The wellness65+ loyalty program continues to be a key initiative for Rite Aid, as it looks to engage seniors and educate them about the many health-related services we have to offer. To …

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Darren Karst Joins Rite Aid as New Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Rite Aid recently announced the hiring of Darren Karst, a highly experienced retail finance executive from Roundy’s Inc., who began serving as Rite Aid’s executive vice president and chief financial officer …

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Bill Renz Takes Reins as New Group Vice President of Consumables and Photo

Rite Aid’s Bill Renz, a 16-year veteran of Rite Aid, was recently promoted to group vice president of consumables and photo. He brings a unique perspective and a broad range …

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Rite Aid’s Flu Shot Campaign in Full Swing

At the 2014 Rite Aid Supplier Conference in September, 280 attendees took advantage of free flu shots offered on site by specially trained and certified Rite Aid pharmacists to help …

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Making It Very Personal: KidCents Grants to Local Charities Top $2 Million

September 15 marked the beginning of a new chapter for The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program when, for the first time, Rite Aid wellness+ members could designate their change to …