By Marla Jones, Reporter
RAINSVILLE, Ala. — Walgreens recently purchased 1,932 locations across the country from Rite Aid.
“As announced last October, we will be closing some store locations to help ensure we have the right stores in the right locations to create a more focused network of stores that can deliver the greatest value for our customers,” stated Phil Caruso of Walgreens Media Relations.
As part of this effort, the Walgreens-owned Rite Aid located at 42 McCurdy Avenue in Rainsville will close. Prescription records will be available at the Walgreens located at 1613 Glenn Blvd. in neighboring Fort Payne. The last day of business for the Rainsville Rite Aid Pharmacy will be June 13th and the store will remain open for two more weeks for final sales.
Walgreens expects to have positions at other locations for the majority of affected team members. “Closing stores is never an easy decision,” said Caruso. “Our goal is to ensure that we have the right number of stores in the right locations to continue to help us deliver the greatest value for our customers.”