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Rite Aid Opens First Net New Store Built from Ground Up Since 2010

In a landmark moment that demonstrates Rite Aid’s continued progress in positioning the company for long-term growth, Rite Aid associates, leaders and local dignitaries came together to celebrate the grand opening of store #7894 in Harrisburg, Pa., the first net new store built by the company since 2010.

The special ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the Rite Aid team’s latest achievement as it executes its real estate strategy, which will see the company continue to add to its total of more than 1,500 Wellness remodels, ramp up store relocations and pave the way to build additional new stores.

“Today is truly a day of celebration,” said Rite Aid Chairman and CEO John Standley. “As we begin to build up our development pipeline for new and relocated stores, we are laying the foundation for future growth and continuing our transformation into a retail healthcare company, bringing our unique brand of health and wellness services to even more customers in both existing and new markets.”

Those in attendance included U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta, who represents Pennsylvania’s 11th congressional district. “For years, Rite Aid has provided critical healthcare services to people across Harrisburg, and through this new store, they will be able to continue to do so,” said Barletta. “I thank Rite Aid for their commitment to the community and wish them continued success in the mid-state and beyond.”

To further celebrate the grand opening of store #7894, Rite Aid Chairman and CEO John Standley, left, and President and COO Ken Martindale present a $5,000 grant from The Rite Aid Foundation to the Foundation for the Central Dauphin Schools. Pictured at center is Amy Snyder, coordinator of the foundation's PowerPack program.

To further celebrate the grand opening of store #7894, Rite Aid Chairman and CEO John Standley, left, and President and COO Ken Martindale present a $5,000 grant from The Rite Aid Foundation to the Foundation for the Central Dauphin Schools. Pictured at center is Amy Snyder, coordinator of the foundation’s PowerPack program.

In honor of the grand opening, The Rite Aid Foundation presented a $5,000 donation to the Foundation for the Central Dauphin Schools. The donation will support the organization’s PowerPack Program, which provides direct food distribution for elementary school students in the district.