WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

         Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 27, 2007

                              Rite Aid Corporation
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

          Delaware                      1-5742                23-1614034
(State or Other Jurisdiction   (Commission File Number)      (IRS Employer
      of Incorporation)                                   Identification Number)

                  30 Hunter Lane, Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17011
          (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

                                 (717) 761-2633
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On June 27, 2007, Michael N. Regan was appointed to the Board of Directors of
Rite Aid Corporation (the "Company") to fill a new director position, increasing
the size of the Company's Board to fourteen directors. Mr. Regan's term will
expire at the Company's 2008 annual meeting of stockholders. As a non-employee
director, Mr. Regan will receive compensation in accordance with the Company's
policies for compensating outside directors.

The Company issued a press release dated June 28, 2007 announcing the
appointment of Mr. Regan to the Board. A copy of the press release is furnished
herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)  Exhibits

     99.1  Press Release of Rite Aid Corporation, dated June 28, 2007



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereto duly authorized.

                                        RITE AID CORPORATION

Date:  June 29, 2007                    By:    /s/  Robert B. Sari
                                        Name:  Robert B. Sari
                                        Title: Executive Vice President,
                                               General Counsel and Secretary

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit No.       Description

99.1              Press Release of Rite Aid Corporation, dated June 28, 2007