Rite Aid Struggles to Keep Up with CVS and Walgreens: Can the Drugstore Chain Stay Competitive?

Bryan Dijkhuizen

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The opinion of the author is his own and has no affiliation with the topic that was included. Sources that are used in this article are the following: BestLifeOnline and for information about individuals, he used Wikipedia.


According to Wikipedia, Rite Aid is an American drugstore chain based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1962 by Alex Grass in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and was initially named Thrift D Discount Center.

The company was listed as No. 148 in the Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

The ongoing competition with CVS and Walgreens may prove to be a significant challenge for Rite Aid. As the population adjusts to a post-pandemic world, the drugstore industry continues to face obstacles, and Rite Aid is no exception.

The company's struggle to remain competitive may become increasingly difficult in the coming months.

Rite Aid, 2023

According to the January 19 article "6 Stores That May Completely Go Out of Business This Year, Experts Say", Rite Aid closed 145 unprofitable stores in 2022 and may close even more underperforming locations in 2023.

"I think what I would tell you is there is an opportunity to close more stores," Rite Aid executive vice president Matt Schroeder told analysts last December.


In conclusion, the retail industry continues to face challenges in the wake of the pandemic. Companies like Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Rite Aid are struggling to stay competitive and may face permanent closures.

The future of these retail giants remains uncertain and the situation is dynamic. It's important to keep an eye on these developments and stay informed.

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