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Issue 02-23-2015

Events reshaping mass retail

The weather has been the major story this winter — indeed, the only story. It’s as though retailing hasn’t returned from its winter vacation. Indeed, with February, and winter, winding down, no one’s even sure how the retail community has fared thus far in 2015. The weather has been the major story this winter —

Rite Aid keeps pushing envelope in health care

When John Standley was named chief executive officer of Rite Aid in June 2010 many industry observers thought that, saddled with the large debt load and other fallout from the mismanagement that had pushed the company to the verge of bankruptcy in the late 1990s, the best that could be hoped for was a continuation