Rite Aid is on the front lines of delivering healthcare services and retail products to more than 1.6 million Americans each day.

Through our RxEvolution strategy, Rite Aid is re-imagining the neighborhood pharmacy as a destination for total health and wellness – the place where traditional medicine and alternative therapies come together in perfect harmony.

We believe in the power of pharmacy to provide trusted and accessible care that helps our customers go beyond healthy and get thriving. An essential part of our RxEvolution includes empowering our pharmacists to engage more with customers – while also updating our product mix to favor better-for-you and free-from options that our customers value.

Rite Aid Corporation is also proud to be one of the nation's leading drugstore chains. With approximately 2,500 stores in 19 states, we have a strong presence on both the East and West Coasts, employing more than 51,000 associates. Our company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol RAD.

With remote corporate opportunities and store nationwide,

Success is just around the corner

Heyward Donigan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Heyward Donigan was appointed Rite Aid’s president and chief executive officer in August 2019. Before joining Rite Aid, Donigan was president and chief executive officer of Sapphire Digital, which designs and develops omnichannel platforms that help consumers choose their best fit healthcare providers. In that role, Donigan led Sapphire Digital’s strategy and operations to record growth and consumer engagement.

Prior to Sapphire Digital, Donigan was president and chief executive officer of ValueOptions, then the nation’s largest independent behavioral health improvement company, where she drove innovation through disciplined execution and grew company revenues to over $1 billion.

Previously, Donigan served as executive vice president & chief marketing officer at Premera Blue Cross, where, she was responsible for driving profitable growth across the individual, small group, mid-market and national account businesses, and helped the company achieve record growth and profits.

Earlier in her career, Donigan served as senior vice president of all operations at Cigna Healthcare. She has also held executive roles at General Electric, Empire BCBS and U.S. Healthcare, and previously served on the Board of Directors at several public companies, including Kindred Healthcare.

Donigan holds a master’s of public administration from New York University. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia.

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Rite Aid Corporation History

Today

2012

To meet the needs of our value-driven consumers, we continue to revamp our entire private brand program with a new look, new brands, and additional offerings.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2010

We introduce our first-ever free customer rewards program, wellness+, which has become recognized as the best loyalty program in the drugstore channel [Bond Brand Loyalty Study, 2014].

2007

We complete our purchase of the Brooks and Eckerd drugstore chains, making us the largest drugstore chain on the East Coast and the third-largest nationally.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2004

Our strategic initiatives for growth now include a comprehensive focus on patient health and wellness programs, including heart health and allergy awareness, oral and skin care, diabetes and weight management, successful private label launches, and effective promotional and seasonal programs.

1999

A new management team joins Rite Aid to set a new course and create and execute a turnaround plan.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1999

We form a strategic partnership with General Nutrition Companies, Inc. (GNC), the largest specialty retailer of vitamins, mineral supplements, sports nutrition, and herbal products. This partnership leads to the creation of GNC "stores within stores" in Rite Aid tlocations across the country.

1995

The acquisition of Perry Drug Stores—the largest drugstore chain in Michigan—is our largest acquisition to date. We now operate nearly 3,000 stores.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1987

We celebrate our 25th anniversary and acquire 420 stores in Florida, Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. This greatly expands our market penetration and we pass the 2,000-store mark to become the nation's largest drugstore chain in terms of store count.

1983

We pass the $1 billion sales mark for the first time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1981

Our company becomes the third-largest retail drugstore chain in the country.

1972

We now operate 267 stores in 10 states.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1970

Rite Aid moves to the New York Stock Exchange.

1968

Our name officially changes to Rite Aid Corporation. We also make our first public offering and start trading on the American Stock Exchange.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1965

We grow rapidly through acquisitions and the opening of new stores, expanding to five northeastern states.

1962

Our first store opens as Thrif D Discount Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

 
 
 
 
 
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