Rite Aid plans to build a network of collaboration centers as part of its new remote-first policy, Retail Wire reported.
The drugstore chain’s new headquarters will be relocated in Philadelphia in a re-designed space to foster in-person collaboration while maintaining relationships with remote staff, the news site wrote.
The majority of Rite Aid employees preferred working from home rather than commuting to an office, which has resulted in higher productivity, Retail Wire said, citing an internal company survey.
“We’re changing our business from the inside out, and our reimagined workplace is the latest exciting step toward the future of this company. We believe in remote work, and as we lean into it for the long term, we are investing in a physical footprint that will facilitate its best version,” CEO Heyward Donigan was cited as saying.