Rite Aid helps back-to-school shoppers gear up for the new school year

Rite Aid Stocks Shelves with Back-to-School Classics for All Grade Levels

Camp Hill, Pa., 2015-7-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid stores nationwide are ready to help back-to-school shoppers gear up for the new school year with a great assortment of supplies, electronics and dorm room decor. From backpacks, to office accessories, TVs, Netbooks and Tablets, Rite Aid is prepared to help any student reach academic success.

“We know that students and parents are looking for a stress-free and seamless transition as summer winds down and the new school year starts,” said Tony Montini, Rite Aid executive vice president of merchandising. “With our 4,600 convenient locations, large assortment of products and great prices, our customers will find everything they need to succeed and stand out this school year.”

Technology Trend
Rite Aid helps students stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends by offering quality Craig products at affordable prices such as nine inch tablets and netbooks with the latest Android 4.4 Quad Core Processor operating system, a 19 inch LED TV and a Bluetooth enabled speaker system. For students who are on-the-go, Rite Aid offers deals on the latest cell phone accessories, such as cell phone cables, wall and car chargers, batteries and computer essentials including Memorex USB drives, HP printer ink cartridges and wireless mouse.

Stationary Essentials
Let their creativity flow this school year with staple back-to-school items from Rite Aid. Rite Aid’s private brand Home gives students the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of pens, pencils, highlighters, multicolored notebooks, composition books, index cards, rulers and arts and crafts supplies, also available in brands such as Sharpie, Bic and Five-Star. And no back-to-school shopping trip would be complete without a stylish new backpack and lunchbox to truly make a statement this year!

College Bound
Rite Aid hasn’t forgotten about students heading to college! The latest selection includes furniture from the Rite Aid Home brand. The line offers a wide variety of easy to assemble furniture such as desks, entertainment centers, work stations and storage organizers. Rite Aid makes dorm decorating easy and affordable with cozy blankets, comforters in an array of colors and patterns, clothes hangers, laundry baskets and an assortment of Rubbermaid storage totes and drawer organizers.

Smart Gifts
Rite Aid carries over 200 gift cards to help keep students on top with favorites such as iTunes, Starbucks, Subway and Macy’s. Treat your student to a night out with a gift card to their favorite restaurant such as Applebee’s, Chipotle or Red Robin followed by a trip to the movies with an AMC, Fandango or Regal Cinema gift card. Or to play it safe, select a Rite Aid, Vanilla Visa or American Express Card gift card.

Select back-to-school products give shoppers the opportunity to earn Plenti points through Rite Aid’s new wellness+ with Plenti program. New and existing wellness+ members can now sign up for wellness+ with Plenti at any Rite Aid store nationwide or online at www.riteaid.com/plenti. Once enrolled, members of wellness+ with Plenti will earn Plenti points on featured items they buy. These points can be used for at least two years for savings at Rite Aid and certain Plenti partners including Exxon, Macy’s and Mobil.

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 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

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Media: Kristin Kellum 717-975-5713