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Old 10-28-2015, 10:56 AM
 
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With a large, fairly new distribution center in Anderson, I would question the need for another one in Spartanburg. I'd think it would be likely that they revisit the plan there. Of course, some of that may depend on how far along they are with construction and how ironclad the agreements are around building that distribution center in Spartanburg.

Walgreens has another distribution center in Georgia and two in Florida, so they already have strong coverage in the southeast. If anything, I could see them reconsider the closing of the center in West Virginia.
Construction of Rite Aid's distribution center is well underway. It should be completed in December or January 2016.
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Old 10-28-2015, 10:57 AM
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Construction of Rite Aid's distribution center is well underway. It should be completed in December or January 2016.
Wow, I just saw this: Walgreens buys Rite Aid in $17.2 billion deal - Oct. 27, 2015
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Old 10-28-2015, 10:58 AM
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I think many Rite Aid stores in close proximity to Walgreen's stores will be up for closure. The transaction will have to be approved by the Federal Trade Commission.

Rite Aid has struggled for years against CVS and Walgreen's. I wonder if the acquisition of Eckerd was successful.
I guess I was behind on this one but sadly, I can only agree.
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Old 10-28-2015, 11:01 AM
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Not that big a deal here. Only a tiny handful of Rite Aid counters left in Greenville area anyway . Walgreens will probably just close them down and put the buildings up for lease to other retailers here. I would imagine Save-A-Lot may have an interest in keeping them as solely Save-A-Lot. Rite Aid only has an aisle or 2 in those cobranded stores anyway.

The North Main Store is about the only one I would think Walgreens would want to convert to a full fledged Walgreens store to have a DT presence.
I hope that Save-A-Lot still keeps the store and expands to a full size store like the one on Whitehorse Rd.
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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I hope that Save-A-Lot still keeps the store and expands to a full size store like the one on Whitehorse Rd.
They may. However, I wouldn't mind seeing Walgreens convert that Rite Aid store across from the new Stone&Main development and give it a more modern upscale exterior.

I always thought the old Baby BI-LO would be a better fit for a small grocer like Save-A-Lot. Never the less, with a major grocer coming to the Northpointe development a little further down Stone it looks like the grocery needs of North Main will be met in the near future.
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:51 PM
 
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I hope that Save-A-Lot still keeps the store and expands to a full size store like the one on Whitehorse Rd.
Ditto for the one on Wade Hampton in Greer. I've been wondering how the Rite-Aide acroos from the new Aldis would do, and wonder if they convert it to Save-A-Lot, how they would fair as well.
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:53 PM
 
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Walgreenś plans to keep the Rite Aid name on the stores for now, but i would suspect that will eventually be converted over to Walgreenś. They have kept the Duane Read name in the NYC metro area, however they have added a smaller Walgreenś name to the signage there.
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Mauldin/Greenville
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I think many Rite Aid stores in close proximity to Walgreen's stores will be up for closure. The transaction will have to be approved by the Federal Trade Commission.

Rite Aid has struggled for years against CVS and Walgreen's. I wonder if the acquisition of Eckerd was successful.
Rite Aid seemed to have difficulty maintaining the customer loyalty from Eckerd, and business apparently declined. Perhaps if they had kept the established Eckerd brand in southern markets things would have worked out better. But apparently they were being squeezed by CVS and Walgreenś in the Northeast as well, despite the Rite Aid brand being more established in that region.
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Old 10-28-2015, 03:52 PM
 
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There's a Walgreens within a few hundred feet of the RI in Greer on WH. I hope they convert it to a Save-A-Lot. I think it would benefit from being right across from Aldi, and it would sure be better than having another empty building along WH. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:48 PM
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There's a Walgreens within a few hundred feet of the RI in Greer on WH. I hope they convert it to a Save-A-Lot. I think it would benefit from being right across from Aldi, and it would sure be better than having another empty building along WH. Just my 2 cents.
I was concerned with Aldi coming in and being right next door to Save-A-Lot. I like them right next to each other but I just can't help to think that won't work. Now, another location on Wade Hampton would be an option if that's the case.

I think the one on WH in Greenville is a good location though.
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