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Rite Aid’s 2nd small format store opens in rural Virginia

The small-format store program seeks to improve pharmacy access in underserved communities.
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A new Rite Aid Pharmacy in Greenville, Va., has opened. 

This store marks the company’s second Rite Aid Pharmacy location in rural Virginia as part of a pilot program to improve access to pharmacy services in “pharmacy deserts” and underserved communities.

Similar to the Rite Aid Pharmacy that opened in Craigsville several weeks ago, these smaller format stores will feature a full-service pharmacy and a retail assortment of health and wellness products. This Rite Aid Pharmacy location will occupy approximately 2,400 sq. ft., which is significantly smaller than the standard Rite Aid locations residing within a business strip mall center.

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“We are proud to bring vital pharmacy services to this community, making it easier for people to get the medications and products they need to stay healthy,” said Andre Persaud, Rite Aid’s chief retail officer. “Pharmacists play a vital role in the health of our communities by helping individuals understand their conditions and staying up to date on their medications and vaccinations. Our local pharmacy team in Greenville looks forward to becoming that trusted care connector and helping to improve health outcomes.”

Greenville is part of the Staunton-Waynesboro Micropolitan Statistical Area. Currently, the closest pharmacy for Greenville residents exists approximately ten minutes away from the new Rite Aid Pharmacy location, the company said. 

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Rite Aid plans to open another Rite Aid Pharmacy location in Scottsville, Va. early next year.

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