The slow merger of Glamour and Self continued at Condé Nast this week. The company has confirmed it made reductions to Glamour and Self’s staff and is combining the two brands’ operations teams. AuroraLast November the company brought the brands together by combining its sales staff, which eliminated the publisher role at Self and sent Mary Murcko (and others) on their way. Connie Anne Phillips took the reins of both brands as publisher and CRO. The salesforce duo was given its own name—Condé Nast Aurora—and a tagline, “The Power of Possible.” Last month, Phillips told Folio: that Aurora was doing big things. So big, in fact, that she indicated Self alone had gained 20 new accounts, and they had made 21 new hires. What’s more, she said traffic had tripled.
In recognition of customers who protect themselves, their families and their communities by getting flu shots this season, The Rite Aid Foundation announced today that it is donating more than $1.8 million to KidCents charities that spread hope. Each of the more than 360 KidCents charities, located in communities served by Rite Aid, will receive a $5,000 grant to support programs that improve the health and well-being of children in their communities.
“Hope can be more contagious than the flu and that’s especially true in the case of our more than 360 KidCents charities,” said Rite Aid CEO of Stores and President of Rite Aid Corporation Ken Martindale, who also serves as president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “Making sure kids have a chance for better lives and brighter futures supports the mission of The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program. This donation, made on behalf of all Rite Aid customers who’ve received a flu shot this season, will help our partner charities as they continue making a difference in the lives of those they serve and their communities.”
KidCents was developed by The Rite Aid Foundation to provide Rite Aid customers with an opportunity to do even more to help the kids in the communities Rite Aid serves. Through KidCents, members of Rite Aid’s free loyalty program, wellness+ with Plenti, can round up their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar and give their change to one of more than 360 nonprofit organizations focused on improving the health and well-being of children. For more information, visit kidcents.riteaid.com.
Flu shots are now available at Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide. Customers can visit any of Rite Aid’s nearly 4,600 convenient pharmacy locations to receive a flu shot from a certified immunizing Rite Aid pharmacist, subject to state regulations. Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B and are available during pharmacy hours; no appointment is necessary. To locate the nearest Rite Aid pharmacy, visit www.riteaid.com or call 1-800-RITE-AID.
Since its inception in 2001, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded more than $27 million to non-profit organizations. Additionally, Rite Aid, through the efforts of its customers, supplier partners and associates, has also raised more than $75 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country since 1994.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2016 annual revenues of $30.7 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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