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Rite Aid reduces the price of flu shots by $5 in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reports Early Signs of Increased Flu Activity, Expects Further Increases in Coming Weeks

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-12-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Rite Aid is reducing the price of flu shots by $5 to encourage people who have not yet received their annual flu shot to get vaccinated. From now through December 13, flu shots will be available from Rite Aid certified immunizing pharmacists at Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide at a reduced price of only $26.99*, subject to state regulations. Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B.

“With flu activity expected to increase over the next several weeks, it’s important for people to know that it’s not too late to get a flu shot,” said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “We are encouraging our customers who haven’t done so already to visit their local Rite Aid and conveniently get vaccinated against the flu during National Influenza Vaccination Week.”

Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2005, National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. Flu symptoms include cough, sore throat, fever, muscle aches, headaches, fatigue and running nose. Additional information about the upcoming flu season can be found at

Last month, Rite Aid launched Vaccine Central, an assessment tool where visitors can complete an immunization evaluation, track their personal immunization history and find other educational resources on immunizations available at Rite Aid. Rite Aid pharmacists are also able to administer vaccinations for 12 other diseases, such as pertussis (whooping cough), shingles and pneumonia, subject to state regulations. To learn more about Vaccine Central, visit

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at


 *Vaccines available while supplies last. Age restrictions apply in some states. See pharmacist for details. Discount applies to standard trivalent flu shot only thru 12/13/14.


Media: Kristin Kellum 717-975-5713


Wendy’s announces $1 Double Stack deal offer



Wendy’s announces $1 Double Stack deal offer


DUBLIN, Ohio, 2018-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — If you’ve got a dollar, Wendy’s®   has a deal for you. Fresh beef fanatics can now snag a delicious Double Stack™, with more than a ¼ lb.1 of beef, for only $1 – a deal so good you may start seeing double.

“Run, don’t walk to Wendy’s for a Double Stack. With a quarter pound of fresh beef for a dollar, there’s no reason to go anywhere else,” said Kurt Kane, chief concept and marketing officer for Wendy’s. “Fair warning, though, you better get it before it’s gone because a deal this good won’t last long.”

Made with fresh, never-frozen beef,2 Wendy’s signature Double Stack is served on a warm bun and topped with a slice of American cheese, crunchy crinkle-cut dill pickles, fresh white onions, ketchup and mustard.

While Wendy’s quality is here to stay, this deal won’t last forever. The $1 Double Stack is available for a limited time at participating Wendy’slocations.3

1Approximate weight before cooking.
2Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada.
3Price and participation may vary. Offer not valid in Alaska and Hawaii.

About The Wendy’s Company
The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is the world’s third-largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy’s system includes approximately 6,600 franchise and Company-operated restaurants in the United States and 30 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit

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Amazon and Whole Foods Market celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special discount on Whole Trade roses



Amazon and Whole Foods Market celebrate Valentine’s Day wit a special discount on Whole Trade roses


All customers to receive lower prices; Prime members to receive an even deeper discount

AUSTIN, Texas, 2018-Feb-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon and Whole Foods Market will celebrate Valentine’s Day with customers by offering a special discount on Whole Trade roses from Feb. 7 to 14. Customers nationwide will be able to purchase two dozen roses at the reduced price of $24.99. Prime members will save even more on two dozen roses for just $19.99, while supplies last. Whole Foods Market Team Members will also be available in all stores across the U.S. to wrap bouquets and arrange flowers while shoppers pick up other gifts for their sweetheart.

“We are excited to make this Valentine’s Day extra special for customers by lowering prices on our beautiful Whole Trade roses,” said A.C. Gallo, president and chief operating officer at Whole Foods Market. “As we continue to integrate with Amazon, we plan to share additional savings, values, and promotional events with our shoppers and Prime members while continuing to support responsible ecosystems and communities worldwide.”

Each purchase of Whole Trade roses gives back to communities where the flowers were sourced. Whole Foods Market created the Whole Trade Guarantee in 2007 to highlight our commitment to ethical trade, working conditions, and the environment, while also meeting our standards for high quality products. From building schools and funding scholarships, to providing childcare, or simply ensuring fair wages, every purchase of a Whole Trade product funds community projects.

“We know our members are looking to express their love and we are thrilled by all the times Prime marriage proposals have been shared with us on social media,” said Cem Sibay, Vice President, Amazon Prime. “We hope that nothing says Prime and Commitment quite like beautiful roses from Whole Foods Market. This is the second special promotion we have done for Prime members and we are planning to do more in the future.”

While browsing the floral section, customers can also pick up delicious ingredients to create a date night at home. Start by creating a cheese and charcuterie board featuring Hervé Mons Ovalie Cendrée, exclusively available at Whole Foods Market, as a first course. Next, create an impressive at-home surf-and-turf entrée, featuring fresh and sustainably sourced seafood and Animal Welfare Rated New York Strip Steaks. Pair it all with De Chanceny Crémant de Loire Brut or Brut Rose, selected by Whole Foods’ Master Sommelier, Devon Broglie and finish off the romantic meal with fair trade chocolates or Whole Foods Market’s chocolate, heart-shaped Sweetheart Cake.

For more details about this promotion, or to sign up for free trial of Prime, visit  Whether reducing prices on everyday staples or offering competitive promotions for specialty items that enhance holiday moments, Whole Foods Market and Amazon will continue to work closely together to offer exciting programs and savings in new and unexpected ways.

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CANADA: Giant Tiger launches new women’s sleepwear, intimates, and basics brand, Carisma



OTTAWA, 2018-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Tiger Stores Limited, Canada’s leading discount retailer, is excited to announce the launch of their new exclusive women’s sleepwear, intimates, and basics brand, Carisma.

The launch is perfectly timed with “Galentine’s Day”; the day made popular by pop culture is an opportunity for women to celebrate the ‘gals’ in their lives who make a difference. Giant Tiger is honouring Galentine’s Day with a fun and sharable Facebook Galentine campaign featuring an exciting contest allowing women to give a shout out to their ‘gal pals’ who inspire and support them. To date, the contest has over 10,000 entries with more coming in every day.

Giant Tiger is also hosting an interactive Facebook live party on February 13 where women can learn more about the brand, share their Galentine’s stories, and have a chance to win some great prizes!

This new women’s brand includes every day essentials from bras and underwear to socks, pyjamas and slippers. Carisma is an approachable brand that combines the expression of versatility and comfort, all while delivering on the exceptional value that Giant Tiger is known for. These are the pieces women want to wear and can easily go from hectic mornings to relaxing at nights without sacrificing comfort or price.

“Carisma combines fresh, contemporary styles with quality, all at the great prices our customers know and trust,” says Brian Hession, VP Softgoods, Giant Tiger Stores Limited. “The pieces coming out of this brand are approachable and relaxed while being very on trend. Customers will love the attractive colours, the soft textures and comfortable fit in a range of sizes, including plus. It’s a brand that Canadian women can count on.”

Carisma is the continuation of a two year fashion evolution at Giant Tiger. This transformative journey through the softgoods departments began in womenswear, followed by the children’s department, and most recently menswear. Carisma is the next chapter in this fashion progression.

“Carisma celebrates women and recognizes their desire to look and feel good, starting from the basics. We want women to start their day comfortably with pieces that can take them from dawn till dusk,” says Karen Sterling, VP Marketing, Giant Tiger Stores Limited. “Giant Tiger knows the female shopper, and more specifically, the Canadian Mom is often busy and time starved.  With that in mind we’ve paid attention to creating cohesive and easy to mix-and-match collections to compliment any figure making shopping stress-free and affordable. These pieces are made for any occasion and will help carry women through their demanding schedules.”

“We have chosen to heavily promote this brand’s launch using digital and social media marketing,” adds Sterling. “Our research and customers are telling us that social media is where they are spending their limited free time. With our understanding of what is important to our core customer we feel that a concentration on social channels and conversations is the optimal way to share the news that we have reinvented the women’s basics experience at Giant Tiger.”

In light of the message around this new brand and with the core customer being Canadian women, Giant Tiger wants to ensure that it is supporting causes that are important to her. Giant Tiger has a long standing history of supporting women centric charitable organizations

and is delighted to embark on a multi- year partnership with the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Giant Tiger is committed to improving the lives of Canadian women and the $100,000 donation will help facilitate programs benefitting and empowering young women directly in communities throughout Canada.

#GTGalentine #GTCarisma

About Giant Tiger
Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian-owned family discount store, committed to providing on-trend family fashions, groceries and everyday household needs. Known as Canada’s best-kept secret, the privately held company has over 240 locations across Canada and employs over 8,300 team members. You can also shop online at  All Giant Tiger locations are locally owned or operated by a team member who knows the community. The friendly stores with the iconic yellow logo are not only where Canadians shop more and spend less, but also are proud to be known as retailer of choice. #foryouforless #GTcommunityproud #GTCanadaproud

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