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Rite Aid Corp.

Rite Aid shareholders approve Walgreens merger

Rite Aid shareholders approve Walgreens merger

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. stockholders have voted overwhelmingly to approve the company’s $17.2 billion deal to be acquired by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. Approximately 97% of the votes cast at a special meeting of stockholders on Thursday were in favor of the deal. A quorum of 74% of Rite Aid’s total outstanding

December sales flat at Rite Aid

December sales flat at Rite Aid

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. posted flat retail pharmacy sales results for December, despite an uptick in same-store sales at the front end. The drug chain said Thursday that for the four weeks ended Dec. 26, same-store sales dipped 0.1% year over year. That compared with comparable-store sales growth of 0.9% in November.

FTC asks WBA, Rite Aid for info

DEERFIELD, Ill. – As has been expected, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Rite Aid Corp. announced earlier this month that the two companies have each received a request for additional information (“second request”) from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with WBA’s proposed acquisition of Rite Aid. The second request was issued under notification requirements

Retail sales remain anemic in October

WASHINGTON – Retail sales increased 0.1% in October after being unchanged in September and August, the Commerce Department said. So-called core retail sales rose 0.2% last month after increasing 0.1% in September, the government noted. Core sales exclude automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food, and therefore correspond more closely to the consumer spending component of

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