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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rite Aid’s New Wellness Store Opens in Santa Barbara

Free Health Screenings, Organic/Health Food Samples and Information on Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Services

The newly remodeled Rite Aid Wellness Store is holding a grand opening event on Saturday, June 15.


The store features increased staffing for customer service, an enhanced selection of wellness products and resources, and advanced clinical services including a private pharmacist consultation room at most locations. Wellness Stores are Rite Aid’s latest store design format and are part of the drugstore chain’s continued commitment to providing services, products, and resources to help customers and their families lead healthier lives.

To celebrate the grand opening, Rite Aid is offering free health screenings and product samples. Nurses and our licensed pharmacists will be on hand to provide free services designed to help local residents get and stay well including:

* Blood pressure readings

* Total cholesterol testing

* COPD screenings

* Blood glucose testing

Also, at the event, Rite Aid Wellness Ambassadors will provide interactive demos on customized iPads. As a regular addition to this and future Rite Aid Wellness Stores, Wellness Ambassadors help customers access quality information and facilitate access to the clinical advice and services of the pharmacists.

Wellness Ambassadors can also help customers electronically enroll in wellness+, Rite Aid’s free customer loyalty program offering health and wellness benefits and immediate shopping discounts. Visitors can also sample organic, gluten-free or natural food products and pick up other product samples and coupons.

WHEN: Saturday, June 15 from noon to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Mesa Shopping Center, 1976 Cliff Drive in Santa Barbara, CA – (805) 564-6599

Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with more than 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2013 annual revenues of $25.4 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

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