NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Rite Aid ( RAD) reported a 0.6% uptick in same-store sales in December. Front-end comparable sales, which include discretionary items like cosmetics and food, rose 0.1%, while pharmacy same-store sales grew 1%. Shares of Rite Aid are inching up 0.8% to 91 cents, before the bell. --Written by Jeanine Poggi in New York. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Jeanine Poggi. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/jpoggi. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com.