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Rite Aid Corporation Launches Second Small Format Store in Rural Virginia


Small format store program seeks to improve pharmacy access in underserved communities

Rite Aid Corporation Launches Second Small Format Store in Rural Virginia

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., December 9, 2022 – Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today opened a Rite Aid Pharmacy in Greenville, Virginia. This store marks the company’s second Rite Aid Pharmacy location in rural Virginia as part of a pilot program to improve access for pharmacy services in “pharmacy deserts” and underserved communities.

Similar to the Rite Aid Pharmacy that opened in Craigsville three 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 square feet, which is significantly smaller than the average 11,000 to 15,000 square-foot standard Rite Aid locations, and resides within a business strip mall center.

“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 more than seven miles and approximately ten minutes away from the new Rite Aid Pharmacy location. The Rite Aid Pharmacy in Greenville, situated in the heart of the community, will serve a dire need for the town of less than 1,500.

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

About Rite Aid Corporation 
Rite Aid is a full-service pharmacy that improves health outcomes. Rite Aid is defining the modern pharmacy by meeting customer needs with a wide range of vehicles that offer convenience, including retail and delivery pharmacy, as well as services offered through our wholly owned subsidiaries, Elixir, Bartell Drugs and Health Dialog. Elixir, Rite Aid’s pharmacy benefits and services company, consists of accredited mail and specialty pharmacies, prescription discount programs and an industry leading adjudication platform to offer superior member experience and cost savings. Health Dialog provides healthcare coaching and disease management services via live online and phone health services. Regional chain Bartell Drugs has supported the health and wellness needs in the Seattle area for more than 130 years. Rite Aid employs more than 6,300 pharmacists and operates more than 2,300 retail pharmacy locations across 17 states. For more information, visit


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