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If you've got it, flaunt it: Rite Aid’s Store of the Future puts pharmacists front and center

Rite Aid’s new RxEvolution strategy for success is its Store of the Future, in which the intent is bringing pharmacists out of their customary place in the back of the store and prominently placing them front and center.

2020 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year: Rite Aid’s RxEvolutionary new approach

With new leadership and an overhauled go-to-market strategy, Rite Aid is moving forward with purpose — earning it the title of DSN's 2020 Pharmacy Innovator of the year.

Rite Aid, DSN's 2020 Pharmacy Innovator of the Year, has made immunizations a cornerstone of its pharmacy approach. From flu shots to forthcoming COVID-19 vaccines, read how the company is positioning its pharmacists as a resource.

The company said it would be opening 99 additional drive-thru sites offering no-charge COVID-19 tests on Dec. 22, which will bring its total testing footprint to 400 sites.

The Camp Hill, Pa.-based retailer reported revenue of $6.12 billion, up 12% year over year, with net income of $4.3 million,\ compared with $52.3 million a year ago.

This year’s collective giving from Rite Aid customers and the Rite Aid Foundation brings the chain’s 25-year total support for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to more than $102 million.

Rite Aid has appointed Texanna Reeves as its vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Rite Aid has debuted its refreshed brand with an ad campaign highlighting its health-and-wellness focus as it opened its third Store of the Future prototype in Moscow, Pa.

Rite Aid is expanding the eligible age range for testing and planning to add testing to 1,000 drive-thru locations.

Rite Aid is partnering with Quotient to create Rite Aid Performance Media, offering brands a targeted way to reach the retailer’s shoppers and drive conversion in store and online.

The company is offering up to two hours of paid time off for associates scheduled to work Nov. 3. 

Rite Aid is acquiring Bartell Drugs' 67 Seattle-area stores for $95 million, with plans for them to keep operating under the Bartell Drugs banner.

Angele Gaylord-Robinson is Rite Aid's new senior vice president of store development, tasked with spearheading its store renovations as part of the company's RxEvolution among other duties.

The Rite Aid Foundation has donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross to support the organization’s efforts to provide food, water and shelter to evacuees. 

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