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Rite Aid Posts Q2 Loss

Camp Hill, Pa., Rite Aid lost $1.6 million in the second quarter, compared to net income of $9.9 million in the same quarter last year. Same store sales increased 0.5%—consisting of a 0.8% decline in pharmacy and a 3.0% gain in front-end same-store sales.

Revenues for the quarter were $4.13 billion, up from $4.12 billion in the prior-year quarter.

The company remains on track to make its target of 80 new and relocated stores by the end of fiscal 2006.

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