AMESFANCLUB
February 23, 2018, 12:15:37 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
........................................Weird temps here in NJ....hope you all are doing alright this week!
 
  Home   Forum   Help Login Register  

Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Albertsons, Rite Aid to merge, create grocery/drug store giant  (Read 132 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
retailisking
Expert Member
*********

Karma: 22
Offline Offline

Posts: 1880


« on: February 20, 2018, 08:12:10 AM »

Albertsons finally gets its IPO through the back door
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/02/20/albertsons-and-rite-aid-plan-merger-creates-u-s-supermarket-and-healthcare-giant/353958002/
Logged
MikeRa
Ames 4 Lyfer!
********

Karma: 0
Offline Offline

Posts: 764


« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 07:47:18 PM »

I can see most of the in-store Pharmacies becoming "Insert Name Here" Rite Aid.  The exception will be Jewel Osco since that name is well known in the Chicago area
Logged

"And I'm not missing a thing, watching the full moon crossing the range"
retailisking
Expert Member
*********

Karma: 22
Offline Offline

Posts: 1880


« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 05:24:52 AM »

I can see most of the in-store Pharmacies becoming "Insert Name Here" Rite Aid.  The exception will be Jewel Osco since that name is well known in the Chicago area
That, plus the fact that Rite Aid isn't exactly a household name in Chicagoland.
Logged
Scrabbleship
AMESer +1
***

Karma: 0
Offline Offline

Posts: 96


« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 06:18:45 AM »

I can see most of the in-store Pharmacies becoming "Insert Name Here" Rite Aid.  The exception will be Jewel Osco since that name is well known in the Chicago area
That, plus the fact that Rite Aid isn't exactly a household name in Chicagoland.

I would guess that a few other markets might keep Osco versus Rite Aid for the in-store pharmacies. Boston comes to mind as Rite Aid didn't have much of a history in that market before they bought Brooks/Eckerd.
Logged
retailisking
Expert Member
*********

Karma: 22
Offline Offline

Posts: 1880


« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 06:12:43 PM »

I would guess that a few other markets might keep Osco versus Rite Aid for the in-store pharmacies. Boston comes to mind as Rite Aid didn't have much of a history in that market before they bought Brooks/Eckerd.
I think most of the brand equity for Osco in New England dissipated when the standalone pharmacies were sold off. In-store Osco pharmacies in my neck of the woods do very little business. In any event, only the Jewel-Osco pharmacies will not take on the Rite Aid brand name.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2018, 06:26:26 PM by retailisking » Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
SimplePortal 2.3.1 © 2008-2009, SimplePortal