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Rite Aid's New Wellness Store opens in Tonawanda

by jmaloni

Press release

Thu, Dec 6th 2012 07:00 am

Grand opening to feature free health screenings, organic/health food samples and advanced clinical pharmacy services

The newly remodeled Rite Aid Wellness Store in Tonawanda is holding a grand opening event on Saturday, Dec. 8. 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.

Based on Rite Aid's latest store design, Wellness Stores are part of the drugstore chain's continued commitment to providing services, products and resources to help customers and their families live healthier lives.

To celebrate the grand opening, Rite Aid is offering free health screenings and product samples.

Nurses and licensed pharmacists will be on hand to provide free services including:

  • Cholesterol testing
  • Blood pressure readings
  • Diabetes risk assessments     
  • Blood glucose testing
  • A1C testing (long-term blood sugar)

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.

The event is Saturday, Dec. 8, from noon to 4 p.m., at 47 Niagara St., Tonawanda. For more information, call 716-692-3932

Rite Aid Corp. 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 2012 annual revenues of $26.1 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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