Rite Aid, the giant pharmacy chain, is going through a difficult financial situation, and as a part of its bankruptcy process, the company has decided to close more than 150 of its stores. This move is expected to allow the company to focus on its remaining stores, and it is expected to save the company money in the long run. The company which was founded in the 1950s made the announcement of the store closings yesterday. The stores which are being closed are located in 11 different states, including California, Pennsylvania, Florida, New York, and Illinois. The company has mentioned that the store closings are part of its reorganization process and that it hopes to emerge from bankruptcy with stronger financials. As part of the closing process, the company is offering severance packages to some of the workers at the affected stores. It is also offering re-employment assistance to those who are willing to relocate to other stores. Rite Aid said that the restructuring was not something that was taken lightly, but it is something that they believe will be beneficial for the company in the long run. The store closings come after other measures which were taken in an effort to help the company deal with its financial troubles. Just recently, the company announced that it was selling part of its business to Albertsons, a grocery chain. The sale has allowed Rite Aid to raise cash which will be used to help pay down its debts. It is still unclear what the outcome of the store closings will be. Some people believe that this could be the beginning of the end for the company while others think that it could be just the start of the company’s restructuring process. Whatever the outcome may be, this is a difficult time for the company, and all eyes will be on it to see what the end result will be.