Rite Aid has partnered with Instacart, which will allow customers to conveniently order and receive essential health care and grocery items delivered directly to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Rite Aid has expanded actions the company is taking in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning immediately, Rite Aid plans to hire 5,000 associates for full and part-time roles across the country to support store and distribution center teams. Positions will include cashiers, pharmacy technicians and distribution center associates.
As it looks forward to the holidays, Amazon is touting its expanded free delivery options, providing Prime members across the United States access to more than 10 million items available for next-day drop-off.
Rite Aid has appointed Jim Peters as the company’s chief operating officer. Peters will lead all aspects of Rite Aid’s pharmacy and clinical strategy development and execution; health plan, health system and strategic corporate relationships; marketing and merchandising; corporate development, strategy and communications.
Amazon has launched a new service, Counter, which creates a network of staffed pickup points that gives consumers the option of picking up their Amazon packages at a partner location.
Rite Aid has entered into a strategic partnership with Adobe to deliver seamless, personalized and connected health and wellness experiences for Rite Aid customers via Adobe Experience Cloud, an end-to-end solution for experience creation, marketing, advertising, analytics and commerce.
Rite Aid has named Erik Keptner to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief marketing and merchandising officer, effective June 24, 2019.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, The Rite Aid Foundation announced a three-year, $6 million commitment to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to children of military service members who have been killed or seriously wounded while serving the country.
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.