Rite Aid remodels Oakhurst location

Rite Aid is holding a grand reopening of its newly remodeled "Wellness Store" in Oakhurst, 8 a.m. Thursday, March 20, which features expanded pharmacy services and an enhanced selection of wellness products. Company officials will kick off the reopening with an official ribbon cutting in the morning.

Visitors to the ribbon cutting event can join Rite Aid Wellness Ambassadors as they will be on hand to provide interactive product demos on customized iPads. As a new customer service position created solely for the "Wellness Store" format, the Wellness Ambassador serves as a bridge between the front end of the store and the pharmacy. Wellness Ambassadors also serve as a liaison to the community during periodic health events accompanying the Wellness Store format.

This new store format, which debuted in spring of 2011, is part of Rite Aid’s continued commitment to providing services, products, and resources to help its customers and their families live healthy lives. Wellness Stores also have pharmacists with special training in diabetes care, medication management and the ability to immunize against about a dozen diseases including flu, pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough.

There are hundreds of new health and wellness products including organic and/or gluten-free foods, an expanded caregiver section, all-natural personal care and home care products, extensive line of GNC wellness supplement products, Thrifty’s Ice Cream, fitness and workout equipment and a bigger wellness magazine and book section. The store also features a private pharmacist consultation room for advanced clinical services and two pharmacy drive-through lanes for convenient pick-up. Additional information on "Wellness Stores" is available upon request.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with nearly 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