Rite Aid opens corporate hub at Navy Yard

Rite Aid CEO and President Heyward Donigan cuts the ribbon for the new Rite Aid Collaboration Center, located on the second floor of 1200 Intrepid Ave. in Philadelphia. She is joined by Mayor Jim Kenney, PIDC President Anne Nevins and Rite Aid leaders and associates. (Contributed photo).

A pharmaceutical giant is now calling the Philadelphia Navy Yard its home base.

On July 13, Rite Aid officially opened a new modern headquarters at the thriving Navy Yard district with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

The Rite Aid Collaboration Center on the second floor of 1200 Intrepid Ave. will be the new corporate hub, bringing the company’s associates together for in-person meetings with modern space and state-of-the-art amenities.

“This new collaboration space represents how we are modernizing our brand from the inside out,” said Rite Aid President and CEO Heyward Donigan. “We are not only transforming our business to better serve our customers, but we are embracing new ways of working that blends a remote-first corporate workforce with opportunities for in-person collaboration.”

The company moved its headquarters from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania to just south of Interstate 95. Rite Aid, which originally opened in Scranton 60 years ago, now has 2,350 stores, covering 17 states with a workforce of 50,000 employees. Rite Aid has 223 stores in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas.

“We are proud that Rite Aid has decided to make Philadelphia its new corporate home with this new collaboration center for its workforce,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “We welcome them to our great city and look forward to working together in serving the health care needs of our communities.”

The Collaboration Center spans 23,000 square feet and is designed by Wynnewood-based Meyer Design. It features a variety of conference room styles equipped with digital Neat Boards for video conferencing, a digital/video studio, Genius Bar to support IT needs and associate amenities including a catering kitchen, multiple food and beverage stations, a business center and a respite room for nursing, prayer and meditation.

“We are proud to join the Philadelphia community and continue our rich history in Pennsylvania as we work to improve health outcomes for our customers and communities,” Donigan said.