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Rite-Aid to spread name all over Georgia

June 4, 2007

Albany--  The name of one of your favorite pharmacies could soon change.

Rite Aid announced Monday that it has acquired 188 Eckerd stores in Georgia, including some in South Georgia.

The acquisition includes four stores in Albany, two in Valdosta and one each in Americus and Fitzgerald. The deal makes Rite-Aid the largest East Coast drug store chain and pushes it to third place in the United States.

In a press release, Rite Aid Chairman, President and CEO Mary Sammons said, "We look forward to enhancing the shopping experience at our new stores by bringing the additional products, services and benefits Rite Aid offers."

Rite Aid will now operate a total of 233 stores in Georgia and a major Distribution Center in Atlanta.

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