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January 29, 2014

Rite Aid announced that associates in its corporate offices located throughout the greater Harrisburg area raised $613,555 during its 2013 fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Capital Region.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid on Tuesday announced that associates in its corporate offices located throughout the greater Harrisburg area raised $613,555 during its 2013 fundraising campaign for the United Way of the Capital Region. Rite Aid has raised more than $6.4 million for the United Way of the Capital Region since it began holding a corporate campaign in 2002. 

November 18, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Ahold USA for its efforts to reduce food waste, the agency said.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Ahold USA for its efforts to reduce food waste, the agency said.

July 31, 2013

Weis Markets on Tuesday donated $100,000 to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank during a check presentation at the company’s Camp Hill, Pa., store.

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Tuesday donated $100,000 to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank during a check presentation at the company’s Camp Hill, Pa., store. The $100,000 donation is a result of the Weis Markets’ 2012 Fight Hunger campaign, an annual program that runs during Hunger Action Month in September. 

June 11, 2013

Giant Food Stores' private-label milk brand has received recognition for being produced entirely in Pennsylvania, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Giant Food Stores' private-label milk brand has received recognition for being produced entirely in Pennsylvania, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said Tuesday.

June 10, 2013

Free health screenings, a weight-bearing exercise and other activities will be featured at an upcoming diabetes fair sponsored by Giant Food Stores, the supermarket chain said.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Free health screenings, a weight-bearing exercise and other activities will be featured at an upcoming diabetes fair sponsored by Giant Food Stores, the supermarket chain said.

Giant, the Ahold USA banner based in Carlisle, Pa., and also known as Giant-Carlisle to distinguish it from fellow Ahold chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., said it would partner with Pinnacle Health, Capital BlueCross and the American Diabetes Association to offer the "Living with Diabetes" event at a Harrisburg, Pa., store.

May 16, 2013

"Numerous" physicians in Pennsylvania are supporting a bill that would expand the range of immunizations that pharmacists can provide, a state pharmacy group said Thursday.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — "Numerous" physicians in Pennsylvania are supporting a bill that would expand the range of immunizations that pharmacists can provide, a state pharmacy group said Thursday.

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association said doctors around the state were urging legislators to support House Bill 776 in letters to the House Professional Licensure Committee, urging that members support the bill and vote it out of committee soon. The bill would expand the immunizations pharmacists can provide to children older than 7 years.

April 2, 2013

Rite Aid is offering free allergy screenings, information and a range of products as the allergy season approaches, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is offering free allergy screenings, information and a range of products as the allergy season approaches, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

February 8, 2013

Sleep as a category has been lights out of late.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Sleep as a category has been lights out of late. And while that may be bad for the NFL, it's great for retailers. Many retailers have already repositioned sleep off the bottom shelf and at eye level in their analgesic sets, but this Target in central Pennsylvania takes it one step further by calling out brand differentiators. It's one way to add zest to a "tired" category.

February 6, 2013

Wine and liquor next year may be available for sale in retail outlets, including pharmacy, across Pennsylvania.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Wine and liquor next year may be available for sale in retail outlets, including pharmacy, across Pennsylvania. 

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday submitted the spending plan for the 2013/2014 state budget, which includes a provision to replace the more than 600 state liquor stores with twice as many privately run liquor and wine stores, according to an AP report published Tuesday by the Patriot News

January 24, 2013

Rite Aid has raised nearly $600,000 for a United Way chapter in Pennsylvania, the retail pharmacy chain said.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid has raised nearly $600,000 for a United Way chapter in Pennsylvania, the retail pharmacy chain said.

The company announced that employees in its corporate offices around the greater Harrisburg, Pa., area had raised $590,159 during its fundraising campaign for United Way of the Capital Region, for a total of nearly $5.8 million since 2002. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital, is near the company's headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa.

September 12, 2012

Rite Aid is launching a six-month, nationwide health-and-wellness campaign to mark its 50 years of operation, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is launching a six-month, nationwide health-and-wellness campaign to mark its 50 years of operation, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

August 30, 2012

Online giant Amazon.com will begin collecting a 6% state sales tax on purchases being shipped to Pennsylvania beginning Sept. 1, according to published reports.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Online giant Amazon.com will begin collecting a 6% state sales tax on purchases being shipped to Pennsylvania beginning Sept. 1, according to published reports.

The move is being made so that the online retailer will be in compliance with a new Pennsylvania state law going into effect that requires online retailers to collect state taxes if that retailer has a physical presence in the state.

January 25, 2012

The Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund announced on Tuesday that it has awarded CVS Caremark a three-year contract to provide prescription drug benefits to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employees, retirees and dependents, beginning July 1.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Employees Benefit Trust Fund announced on Tuesday that it has awarded CVS Caremark a three-year contract to provide prescription drug benefits to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania employees, retirees and dependents, beginning July 1.

The PEBTF account will be serviced from the CVS Caremark mail order pharmacy in Wilkes Barre, Pa., the specialty pharmacy in Monroeville, Pa., and the customer service center in Monroeville, Pa.

November 16, 2011

iHealth, the blood-pressure monitor for the tech-savvy iPad user, is featured here on a Target shelf in central Pennsylvania.

August 8, 2011

Giant Food Stores will convene a panel of local experts at one of its stores in Harrisburg, Pa., for its Giant's Childhood Obesity Forum on Aug. 16.

CARLISLE, Pa.—Numerous strategies for combatting the epidemic of childhood obesity have emerged lately, but one could argue that among the most effective are those that happen where people get their food.

July 28, 2011

AARP magazine last week identified the top 10 retirement destinations, which potentially could be growth opportunities for pharmacy, that offer comfortably affordable lifestyles for seniors.

WASHINGTON — AARP magazine last week identified the top 10 retirement destinations, which potentially could be growth opportunities for pharmacy, that offer comfortably affordable lifestyles for seniors.

July 25, 2011


The 19th century British writer William Hickson may have written, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again,” but he only had half the story. By all means, try again, but don’t do the same thing over and over and expect different results.



The 19th century British writer William Hickson may have written, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again,” but he only had half the story. By all means, try again, but don’t do the same thing over and over and expect different results.


June 21, 2011

The first thing one notices upon entering Rite Aid’s new Wellness concept store in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is how bright, airy and open it looks, compared with a typical retail pharmacy, thanks to a new paint job and lower shelves that left some customers with the mistaken impression that the store had new lighting.

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — The first thing one notices upon entering Rite Aid’s new Wellness concept store in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is how bright, airy and open it looks, compared with a typical retail pharmacy, thanks to a new paint job and lower shelves that left some customers with the mistaken impression that the store had new lighting.

April 22, 2011

Pennsylvania soon will be piloting hard-liquor kiosks in grocery stores, according to a report published Thursday by The Patriot-News.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania soon will be piloting hard-liquor kiosks in grocery stores, according to a report published Thursday by The Patriot-News.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board last summer launched wine kiosks into stores and is expanding distribution options — hard liquor by the bottle can only be sold through state-owned stores — in an effort to satisfy residents’ demand for greater convenience, the daily reported.

February 18, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court in December ruled in favor of Wegmans and supermarkets across the state over whether or not the grocers could sell beer on their premises — the ruling expands what many consider to be the most restrictive alcohol distribution laws in the country. 


In Pennsylvania, beer can be purchased only from a restaurant/bar or beer distributor. Beer distributors can sell only by the case or keg, while restaurants and bars cannot sell more than 16 12-oz. beers per purchase. 


February 14, 2011

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Friday announced it would be distributing free nicotine replacement therapy kits beginning on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to help Pennsylvanians who want to give up tobacco “in the name of love.”

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Friday announced it would be distributing free nicotine replacement therapy kits beginning on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to help Pennsylvanians who want to give up tobacco “in the name of love.”

Under the Quit for Love campaign, the kits will be available through the state's Free Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) for approximately six to eight weeks, or while supplies last.

January 11, 2011

A university and a chocolate giant have joined forces to develop a sensory science and consumer research program.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A university and a chocolate giant have joined forces to develop a sensory science and consumer research program.

January 6, 2011

Mom won’t need to monkey around looking for a bandage for her child’s “boo-boo” with this Medibuddy First Aid Kit To Go in her purse. The kit retails for a suggested $12.95. This one is on a pegboard at Babies "R" Us as part of the baby healthcare aisle.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Mom won’t need to monkey around looking for a bandage for her child’s “boo-boo” with this Medibuddy First Aid Kit To Go in her purse.

The kit retails for a suggested $12.95. This one is on a pegboard at Babies "R" Us as part of the baby healthcare aisle.

January 6, 2011

Bayer Diabetes’ Contour USB, pictured here at CVS, may be ideal for those tech-savvy boomers just learning they have diabetes.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Bayer Diabetes’ Contour USB, pictured here at CVS, may be ideal for those tech-savvy boomers just learning they have diabetes. 

The monitor takes a blood-glucose reading at one end and can be inserted into the USB port of either a home computer or the laptop in the doctor’s office.

December 22, 2010

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on Tuesday announced it temporarily will close Pronto wine kiosks statewide to address mechanical and technological issues.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on Tuesday announced it temporarily will close Pronto wine kiosks statewide to address mechanical and technological issues.

The kiosks were located in 30 supermarkets across the state, including in Giant Food, Wegmans Food Market, Giant Eagle, The Fresh Grocer and Shop 'n Save stores.