Rite Aid filed bankruptcy court documents on Monday which reveal the 154+ locations that are closing but do not give dates of the upcoming closures.
While New England is losing 3 Rite Aids, many other states have many more closing. California has 31 locations closing. Pennsylvania has the most closing – 39 locations will be closing shop for good in Pennsylvania.
While it’s unclear when the Rite Aid stores are expected to close, patients’ prescriptions are expected to be transferred to other pharmacies. The company is also planning to sell certain store leases, including stores in California, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington.
Rite Aid is assuring customers that it is not going out of business, and will continue to serve customers in-store and online.
Rite Aid Corporation has its origins in a modest store founded by Alex Grass in 1962 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Initially named the “Thrif D Discount Center,” it evolved into a chain of discount health and beauty stores. In 1968, the name changed to “Rite Aid” to reflect a more professional and reliable image. Over the decades, Rite Aid expanded through acquisitions and growth strategies, becoming one of the largest pharmacy chains in the United States. Its journey was marked by mergers with other drugstore chains and the adaptation to changing healthcare and retail landscapes. Today, Rite Aid remains a significant player in the pharmaceutical and wellness industry, serving communities across the nation.
Below you will find the three New England Rite Aid locations that are scheduled to be closed soon. How soon, again we do not know. Stay tuned for more info on that. Our thoughts go out to anyone whose jobs have been affected by these closures.