Rite Aid’s board of directors has appointed Elizabeth Burr, who most recently served as chief innovation officer and vp/health care trend and innovation at Humana, and Katherine Quinn, who currently serves as vice chairman and chief administrative officer of U.S. Bancorp, to the company’s board.
As it continues struggling to generate profits, Rite Aid posted a net loss from continuing operations of $255.6 million, or 24 cents per share, versus a net loss of $483.7 million, or 46 cents per share, in the year-earlier period.
Walgreens Boots Alliance generated a solid first quarter while launching a cost management program that will look to save more than $1 billion.
Rite Aid has sent a letter to shareholders urging their support for the pending Albertsons merger at the company’s upcoming special meeting.
As it advances its merger with Rite Aid, Albertsons posted a first quarter net loss of $17.7 million versus a net loss of $204.9 million in the year-prior period.
As Rite Aid prepares for its pending merger with supermarket operator Albertsons, the drug store chain posted a net loss in the first quarter.