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How the Rite Aid-Albertsons deal affects Buffalo Niagara

Supermarket chain Albertsons on Tuesday agreed to buy the Rite Aid drug chain in a deal expected to shake up the health care and grocery industries.

The combined company would have 4,900 locations in 38 states and the District of Columbia, the companies said.

Most Albertsons pharmacies will be rebranded as Rite Aid, and the company will continue to operate Rite Aid stand-alone pharmacies.

The deal includes the more than three dozen Rite Aid stores across the Buffalo Niagara region.

What's in the deal?

Nearly all of the Rite Aid stores in the Buffalo Niagara region and Western New York.

How many stores are involved?

More than three dozen in Erie and Niagara counties and 332 statewide.

How will the combined chain stack up?

It will have the third-most stores in New York, behind Walgreens and CVS.

How many stores will the combined company have?

It will have 4,892 stores in all, and 4,345 pharmacies.

Will they keep the Rite Aid name?

Pharmacies in Western New York are expected to continue to operate under the Rite Aid name.

The New York Times News Service contributed to this report.

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