Rite Aid to enter retail health sphere, hires CIO

Pharmacy and retail chain Rite Aid is making its way into the retail health market, following the likes of CVS Health and Walgreens. As part of its move, the Camp Hill, Pa.-based chain has hired Steve Rempel as CIO, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Mr. Rempel will support Rite Aid's push to include more digital technologies into stores and manage overall IT systems for the 4,570 retail locations, according to the report.

Additionally, Rite Aid plans to build 450 new stores that offer kiosks providing glucose tests and patient health information on a variety of topics, according to the report.

"[Mr. Rempel's] vast retail experience will be extremely valuable to Rite Aid as we continue to develop our technology and services platforms and strategies to further strengthen our business operations and enhance the experiences of our valued customers and associates," said Frank Vitrano, chief administration officer of Rite Aid, in a statement.

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