Market Mad House

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche

Walgreens Rite Aid Merger

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Is the Walgreens’ Rite-Aid Deal Dead?

Another possibility is that Walgreen will dismember Rite Aid in order to comply with the FTC’s wishes. The larger drug store operator might sell off a large percentage of Rite Aid’s stores, and keep just the ones it wants.

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The Death Spiral

Did a Major U.S. Retailer Just Collapse and Nobody Noticed It?

Rite Aid, which operates around 4,600 drugstores in 31 states and the District of Columbia, is about to be taken over by Walgreen Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA). The press is treating the deal as just another corporate buyout, but to me, it sounds as if a very desperate Rite Aid effectively sold itself to Walgreens to avoid the humiliation of bankruptcy or the death spiral

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