Rite Aid courts seniors with new ad campaign

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid, the third-largest drug chain in the nation, is pursuing the lucrative senior market with its latest marketing campaign centered on its new extension to the Wellness+ loyalty card program.

The integrated campaign for Wellness65+ features seniors actively engaged in activites like swimming laps, riding a roller coaster or having a water fight with grandchildren. It promotes the various features of the program, which is aimed at seniors and provides several benefits in addition to the standard Wellness+ program. Ad agency Marc USA created the program.

"Amid new healthcare legislation and the growing array of options, heath care can be more confusing than ever," Rite Aid SVP marketing John Learish said. "A key goal of Wellness65+ is to create ongoing dialogue between Rite Aid pharmacists and their patients to better help them reach their wellness goals. Retail brands have an opportunity to create in-store experiences and offerings that foster stronger relationships and truly build loyalty. It's just one more way we can provide value. Wellness65+ provides seniors, one of our most important consumer bases, with products and services specifically targeted to meet their needs."

Wellness65+ will be supported by direct and digital channels, including social media. A cross-country mobile tour will visit more than 30 Rite Ai