Kmart now offering flu shots and other back-to-school immunizations for the whole family

Kmart now offering flu shots and other back-to-school immunizations for the whole family

 

Pharmacies nationwide will offer no cost* flu shots

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Knocking back-to-school shopping off the to-do list isn’t the only thing families can do at Kmart this summer — they can also knock out the flu. Kmart is kicking off flu season with pharmacies fulfilling the promise of a one-stop, convenient health destination, offering flu shots and other back-to-school immunizations for the whole family.1

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, which can cause mild to severe illness, or even more serious outcomes.2 The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. By visiting a Kmart Pharmacy, customers can receive $0 [no cost] flu shots with most insurance plans* and with no appointment needed.

“Our message is simple this season – Kmart is offering a convenient, early start to knocking out the flu,” said Jennifer Speares Lehman, registered pharmacist and director for Kmart Pharmacy. “Many forget that back-to-school season means flu season isn’t far behind. As people prepare, we want to remind customers that Kmart can provide flu and other back-to-school immunizations to fulfill your family’s health needs.”

The CDC estimates that less than half of adults were vaccinated last flu season, with childhood rates just below 60 percent.3 Even more concerning is a poll sponsored by CityMD, an urgent care center network, that found 52 percent of adults aged 18-34 didn’t plan to get the flu shot during last year’s season, and 25 percent blamed cost as the main deterrent.4

The physical burden of flu is bad enough; however, the cost of catching flu can be staggering. A 2016 study from the University of North Carolina estimated that American adults sick with flu cost the economy about $5.8 billion annually in medical visits, medication and lost productivity.5 While catching the flu can be costly, Kmart believes knocking it out with a flu shot shouldn’t be, offering $0[no cost] flu shots with most insurance plans*.

Kmart’s commitment to its members doesn’t stop with administering flu shots. In an effort to offer a well-rounded health experience with Kmart’s “Care Beyond the Counter” approach, the pharmacy team helps customers select over the counter healthcare items. This is another reason why Kmart Pharmacy is ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.6

Please visit KmartPharmacy.com/immunizations for more information and additional resources. To find a nearby Kmart Pharmacy location, visit KmartPharmacy.com.

About Kmart

A subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), Kmart makes shopping fun for everyone. Most recognized for the iconic Bluelight Special and family-friendly in-store events for its customers and Shop Your Way® members, Kmart also boasts ridiculously awesome savings and amazing finds on quality products and exclusive brands including Jaclyn Smith, Adam Levine, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense. In addition to its unique offerings and thrilling deals, Kmart offers a variety of financial services including year-round layaway and leasing options. Kmart Pharmacy also features best-in-class patient care for its members and customers and is ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction. For more information, visit Kmart.com, download the Kmart mobile app or follow the conversation on social with #LifeIsRidiculouslyAwesome.

*No copayment unless required by your plan. Cash Price of the Trivalent flu shot is $27.99.

1 Vaccine administration is dependent on state pharmacy laws and regulations.
2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2017. “About Flu.”
3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2016. “Flu Vaccination Coverage, United States, 2015-16 Influenza Season.”
4 CityMD 2016. “More than Half of Millennials Not Planning to Get Flu Shot.”
5 Ozawa, Sachiko, et al. 2016 “The Economic Burden of US Adult Vaccine Avoidance: $8.95 Billion In 2015.”
6 American Customer Satisfaction Index 2017. “Health and Personal Care Stores.”

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Kristin McManus
Kmart
847-286-0684
Kristin.McManus@searshc.com

Bridgette Potratz
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312-755-5462
Bridgette.Potratz@zenogroup.com

SOURCE: Kmart

NRF forecast: families will spend $83.6 billion on back-to-school this year

WASHINGTON, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Even though more parents started back-to-school shopping early this year, many families still have a lot of shopping left to do as they prepare their children for the start of school. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 had completed only 45 percent of their shopping as of early August. That’s down from a peak of 52 percent at the same time in 2013 and 48 percent last year, and the lowest level since 40 percent in 2012.

“Parents this year have been taking longer than usual to finish buying the clothing and supplies their children need for school,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Many kids are already getting on the bus and millions more will be back in class in another week or two, so anybody who hasn’t finished shopping by now is cutting it close. Retailers have some great bargains to offer, but parents better take advantage of them before the school bell rings.”

Of parents surveyed August 1-9, only 13 percent had completed all their shopping, and 23 percent had not started at all. The results come even though the number of parents who planned to start shopping at least two months before the beginning of school was up this year at 27 percent, compared with 22 percent last year.

NRF has forecast that families will spend $83.6 billion on back-to-school this year, including $29.5 billion on K-12 and $54.1 billion on college.

Among K-12 parents, 79 percent said they still needed to buy basic supplies such as pencils and paper, up from 77 percent at the same time last year, followed by 75 percent who needed to buy apparel, up from 70 percent; 58 percent still needed to buy shoes, up from 57 percent.

To wrap up their buying, 55 percent planned to head to department stores, 49 percent to discount stores, 39 percent to clothing stores, 35 percent to office supply stores and 33 percent online.

When deciding where to shop, 41 percent said they are influenced by coupons, down from 48 percent last year and the lowest in the survey’s history. But 33 percent said they would leverage in-store promotions and 29 percent said they would be influenced by newspaper advertising inserts. For those who’ve already started shopping, 43 percent of their purchases were influenced by coupons, sales and promotions.

The survey found that 61 percent of school supply purchases were influenced by school requirements, down from 64 percent last year. Similarly, 41 percent of electronics purchases were dictated by what schools required, down from 45 percent.

But even though those numbers were down, school requirements still play a significant role in how families go about their shopping.

“Similar to recent years, some of the big-ticket items are being significantly influenced by school requirements,” Prosper Principal Analyst Pam Goodfellow said. “That is why we are seeing many parents take their time in tackling their lists so they can take advantage of any special promotions that can help them save on items such as laptops and computers.”

College Shopping
Overall results for college students were largely the same, with students and their parents saying they, too, had completed 45 percent of their shopping, down from 48 percent last year. That was down from a peak of 54 percent at the same time in 2014 and the lowest level since 44 percent in 2011. Only 12 percent had completed all their shopping and 26 percent had not started at all.

According to the survey, 61 percent still needed to purchase school supplies, followed by clothing (51 percent) and shoes (33 percent).

The survey found college consumers will likely complete the rest of their shopping online (41 percent), at discount or department stores (38 percent each), college bookstores (32 percent) and clothing stores (31 percent).

Coupons and promotions are influencing consumers with back-to-college purchases: 41 percent may use coupons; 30 percent could take advantage of in-store promotions and 28 percent are influenced by word of mouth. For those who have already made purchases, 46 percent were influenced by promotions, down from 50 percent last year.

The survey asked 7,248 consumers about both back-to-school and back-to-college shopping plans. It was conducted August 1-9 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2 percentage points.

About Prosper Insights & Analytics
Prosper Insights & Analytics is a global leader in consumer intent data serving the financial services, marketing technology, and retail industries. We provide global authoritative market information on US and China consumers via curated insights and analytics. By integrating a variety of data including economic, behavioral and attitudinal data, Prosper helps companies accurately predict consumers’ future behavior to help identify market behaviors, optimize marketing efforts, and improve the effectiveness of demand generation campaigns. www.ProsperInsights.com

About NRF
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

Contact:
Ana Serafin Smith
(202) 626-8189
press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press

Source: NRF

JCPenney expands its City Streets® private brand with casual sportswear and fashion accessories just in time for back-to-school

JCPenney expands its City Streets® private brand with casual sportswear and fashion accessories just in time for back-to-school

 

  • Company Transforms City Streets® to Fast Fashion Brand Available at Extreme Value Prices
  • JCPenney.com Products Now Ship Free to any JCPenney Store with No Minimum Threshold

PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] is accelerating in the fast fashion lane with the expansion of its City Streets® private brand by offering trend-right merchandise priced at an extreme value just in time for back-to-school. The newly expanded collection now encompasses casual sportswear and fashion accessories for the entire family and is the latest apparel initiative designed to attract new and younger customers to JCPenney, while swiftly meeting demand for stylish apparel at everyday low prices. These items and more are now available for free shipping when purchased at JCPenney.com and customers choose to have their order shipped to a local JCPenney store for easy pickup.

“We reinvented the City Streets brand this past spring to better compete with specialty and off-price retailers who are providing new, trend-relevant merchandise on a quicker production timeline,” said John Tighe, chief merchant for JCPenney. “With City Streets, we can offer affordable fast fashion for shoppers who want to continuously update their wardrobe with the latest styles.”

The entire City Streets collection, as well as select items from other JCPenney private brands, will be part of a merchandise assortment priced at an extreme value every day. These products have low, fixed price points that do not require a sale and are coupon eligible. Throughout the year, the City Streets assortment will evolve based on what’s popular for the season, such as $5 flip flops, $9 shortsand $10 sunglasses for summer, and $7 backpacks, $15 jeans and $12 sneakers for back-to-school.

For back-to-school, JCPenney is encouraging friendship by highlighting City Streets anti-bullying tees that convey statements of positivity, such as “Choose Nice” and “Super Heroes Stick Up For Everyone.” Shirts available in the kid’s department will include “Fashion Against Bullying” hangtags that provide information for contacting Teen Line, a crisis hotline where students can receive help or advice against bullying. The friendship tees are available in all stores and at JCPenney.com from $5 to $7.

Revving-Up Value and Savings and Free Shipping Incentives
JCPenney shoppers will find compelling deals on the latest trends throughout the entire season. Back-to-school promotions begin with the roll out of “Power Penney Days” on July 21, showcasing $3, $5, $7 and $9 deals on select items. Customers can also take advantage of extra savings with a 15 percent off coupon valid through July 23 or a $10 off $10 or more coupon giveaway available to early shoppers in stores on July 22, while supplies last.

Customers shopping jcpenney.com will have the added convenience of shipping their online orders to their local JCPenney store with no minimum order requirement or shipping charge. The merchandise assortment online offers four times the selection of the largest JCPenney store, giving customers broader access to sizes, styles and new product categories not found in stores, such as electronics, sporting goods and musical instruments. Additionally, thousands of items are available for free same-day pickup in any given store.

Accelerating Apparel Production
JCPenney is leaning into fast fashion by reducing the development timeline of select private brand merchandise by 40 percent. The Company has one of the most sophisticated in-house design and sourcing operations in the industry, and is leveraging supply chain efficiencies, as well as the expertise of its merchant and store teams, to accelerate apparel production and the in-store delivery process. With the new speed-to-market initiative, JCPenney can react more quickly to consumer trends, allocate the right product mix and deliver value at the faster pace shoppers have come to expect.

To download this release in English or Spanish, and for back-to-school related images and store b-roll, please visit: http://www.jcpnewsroom.com/news-releases/2017/0720_back_to_school.html

About JCPenney:
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, is on a mission to ensure every customer’s shopping experience is worth her time, money and effort. Whether shopping jcp.com or visiting one of over 1,000 store locations across the United States and Puerto Rico, she will discover a broad assortment of products from a leading portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Supporting this value proposition is the warrior spirit of over 100,000 JCPenney associates worldwide, who are focused on the Company’s three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. For additional information, please visit jcp.com.

JCPenney Media Relations:
(972) 431-3400
jcpnews@jcp.com
Follow @jcpnews on Twitter for the latest announcements and Company information.

Source: J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

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Best Buy features comedian Adam Devine in its new back-to-school ad campaign

Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy has launched a new back-to-school ad campaign that features comedian, actor and producer Adam Devine in a series of educational and humorous TV, digital and social spots.

Each element highlights a common scenario students face, and shows how to navigate awkward and difficult college tasks. Devine often partners with Best Buy Blue Shirts to demonstrate how easy it is to enjoy the best in tech for every situation.

“I hope our approach on how to tackle the tough college stuff helps show how easy Best Buy makes tech for families,” Devine said. “It’s a fun twist on the usual laundry list of back to school essentials for what can often be a challenging time for both parents and students.”

In addition to a variety of online videos, digital and social media ads, the new campaign will give college students the opportunity to use ”Adamojis” in texts and on social media. ”Adamojis” will be available for download at the App Store starting Wednesday, July 20.

The “How to College With Adam Devine” spots can be viewed at BestBuy.com/HowToCollege.

Students can get great deals on all of their back-to-school necessities when they register at BestBuy.com/StudentDeals. They will receive exclusive monthly coupons for everything from MacBooks, laptops and computers to dorm essentials like compact refrigerators, microwaves and TVs.

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Best Buy features comedian Adam Devine in its new back-to-school ad campaign
Best Buy features comedian Adam Devine in its new back-to-school ad campaign

Source: Best Buy

 

NRF and Hackett Associates report: Import cargo volume to increase this month as merchants stock up for the back-to-school season

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should see a small-but-significant increase this month as merchants stock up for the back-to-school season, then see a larger wave in late summer and fall for the holiday shopping season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

“Back-to-school and the holidays are the two biggest shopping seasons of the year for retailers and these numbers reflect that,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “After a year of difficult comparisons in the wake of the West Coast ports slowdown, we’re finally starting to see normal trends. Some numbers are still down from last year, but the pattern of building up toward the big seasons has returned.”

Ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.63 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units in May, the latest month for which after-the-fact numbers are available. That was up 12.8 percent from April and 1.1 percent from May 2015. One TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent.

June was estimated at 1.56 million TEU, down 0.5 percent from the same month last year. July is forecast at 1.64 million TEU, up 1.4 percent from last year; August at 1.65 million TEU, down 2 percent; September at 1.58 million TEU, down 2.6 percent; October at 1.62 million TEU, up 4.4 percent, and November at 1.52 million TEU, up 2.8 percent. Even though volume will be lower than the same month last year, August is expected to be the peak shipping month of the year.

The first half of 2016 is expected to total 8.99 million TEU, up 1.5 percent from the same period in 2015. Total volume for 2015 was 18.2 million TEU, up 5.4 percent from 2014.

“Trade is holding on to a small margin of growth, but this growth comes in the face of some adverse statistics as well as positive ones,” Hackett Associates Founder Ben Hackett said. “The good news is that retail sales have remained positive as the consumer continues to cautiously spend. The hope is that this spending will continue.”

Global Port Tracker, which is produced for NRF by the consulting firm Hackett Associates, covers the U.S. ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades and Miami on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast. The report is free to NRF retail members, and subscription information is available at www.nrf.com/PortTracker or by calling (202) 783-7971. Subscription information for non-members can be found at www.globalporttracker.com.

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. NRF.com

Hackett Associates provides expert consulting, research and advisory services to the international maritime industry, government agencies and international institutions.www.hackettassociates.com

Contact:

J. Craig Shearman
(202) 626-8134

press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press

Source: NRF

Sainsbury’s survey: One in two British adults say school days are the best

LONDON, 2015-8-25— /EPR Retail News/ — In the run up to back to school, parents remember their fondest school memories.

  • One in two British adults regard their school days as ‘the best days of their lives’
  • Two thirds (66%) of Brits still have three close friends they met at school
  • One in four (25%) still has an item of old school uniform
  • English teachers were the most popular

As parents prepare their children for back to school, a new study has shown that one in two British adults believes school days were ‘the best days of their lives’.

The survey, commissioned by Sainsbury’s for back to school, delved into the life experiences of 2,000 adults to reveal the nation’s 30 most vivid school memories.

Topping the list were school assemblies and competing in the annual sports day, with 70 per cent of 25-34 year olds reminiscing about their relay races.

While the third biggest memory was the annual school photo in clean, pristine uniforms.

The survey went on to reveal that, alongside memories, one in four (25%) adults showed their sentimental side by still owning an item from their school days. Ties were the most popular keepsake – especially for the over 45s, of which 80 per cent still cherished theirs – followed by a school shirt, signed during the last day of term rituals.

And it’s not just memorabilia that has stood the test of time, as two thirds of us are still close with friends we made at school. Northerners in particular live up to the stereotype as the friendliest part of the country: 70 per cent still spend quality time with at least three old school pals, compared to half (57%) of Londoners and 1 in 4 of Welsh.

In the classroom, English teachers proved the most popular (27%), while sacré bleu will no doubt be raised with our French cousins, who came out as the least (7%).

The Spice Girls reunion is good news for nearly half of 25-34 year olds, as it seems break time was spent perfecting the moves of Posh et al with a little bit of Zig-a-Zig Ah!  Elsewhere in the playground, boys were busy using school jumpers as goal posts for football matches (62%) and swapping football stickers (46%), whereas girls were making daisy chains (73%), and practicing their handstands (45%). While romance started early for the 45 per cent who remember playing kiss chase.

For those 45 years old and over, research showed that playground times were spent playing Conkers, Top Trumps and attempting to solve the Rubix Cube.

John Carolan, Head of Buying for Tu childrenswear at Sainsbury’s, said: ‘It’s great to see that memories made at school last a lifetime and are looked back at fondly. Back to school is such an important time for parents and children alike; it’s an exciting journey for children and prompts parents to recollect life changing memories from their past. As always, Sainsbury’s is here to make parents’ lives easier and help them plan ahead  – which is why we so extensively test our back to school range to make sure it stands the test of time throughout the school year and beyond, if the amount of cherished signed school shirts is anything to go by!’

To buy Tu online visit: http://tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk

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Sainsbury’s survey: One in two British adults say school days are the best

Sainsbury’s survey: One in two British adults say school days are the best

Commissary kicks off the “Back to School” sales event this August

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-7-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Your commissary is kicking off the “Back to School” sales event in August by focusing on healthy family breakfasts, fresh-packed school lunches and after-school snacks that children can prepare themselves. You’ll find lots of healthy products in all categories that fit right into a school day.

“Promoting lean protein, high fiber cereals, low-fat dairy products, and fresh fruit can offer our military families great ideas for a healthy, well-rounded breakfast,” said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency’s sales director. “Also packing a healthy lunch includes the same categories listed above with some refrigerated, ready-made lunches that make it convenient for the parent who is preparing the school lunches.

“Our produce section is also offering new snack cups that include dairy, protein and fresh fruit for after-school snacks that kids can serve themselves,” she added.

Certain commissaries are also scheduling local farmers’ markets in August. Patrons should check with their local produce manager to see if they have scheduled anything in their area.

DeCA’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with commissaries in August to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Always check what’s on the “end of the aisle” for themed items with extra-low pricing. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers should check with their store manager to verify when they will be offering the following sales events:

  • Commissary Customer Appreciation Sales. Beginning mid-August through Sept. 30, commissaries will be offering their popular case lot sale events for stores in the continental United States as well as Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. These sales will provide shoppers super deals on bulk items including cereals, breakfast bars, chips, beverages, and paper goods. Commissaries will also offer great deals on seasonal produce and provide high-value coupons for products inside the store. At some locations, the exchanges may also participate with their own sidewalk sales that include back to school products such as school supplies, shoes and apparel.
  • General Mills will host the Box Tops for Education program worldwide from July 23 to Aug. 19. Please look for in-store displays. Participants can sign up for coupons on General Mills products.
  • Kellogg’s Fuel Up For School sales event takes place July 23 – Aug. 19, and offers chances to win (stateside only) $100 VISA gift cards, Monster headphones, free music downloads, $4 off Crayola school supplies and other high-value coupon offers. Kellogg’s will also donate $.05 per box for every Kellogg’s or Keebler item purchased Aug. 1-31 up to $50,000. See in-store displays for details.
  • Kraft is offering the Backpack of Savings promotion from Aug. 6 to Sept. 6. This promotion is an in-store opportunity for patrons at stateside stores to win a backpack filled with $65 of back-to-school essentials. In-store displays and coupons will be available.

“Waking up just 30 minutes earlier each day allows schoolchildren the opportunity to sit down and enjoy the most important meal of the day – breakfast,” Russ said. “Your commissary has it all for your children’s ‘Back to School’ nutritional needs.”

Note: For photos related to this news release, please see our Flickr page.

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices – savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

Media Contact:
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773
kevin.robinson@deca.mil

OfferMyOffer.com Introduces Back To School Discounts From Asda, Debenhams And Staples

The coupon and discount vouchers site, OfferMyOffer.com, presents back to school sales from over 1000 online stores, spanning more than 30 categories, including Education, fashion, beauty and eye care, home and garden and many more. We feature the likes of Asda back to school discounts; Debenhams discount vouchers and Staple back to school offers.

It’s the time of year again that all students dread, but all parents love: the start of term. After a long summer of holidays and fun in the sun, we welcome the Autumn with a rush of pupils who cannot wait to get back to their friends. Lessons replace gaming consoles, and weeks of boredom and laziness evaporate as everyone gets back into the swing of things.

The beginning of the academic year is an exciting time for everyone, and even if you have been through it many times before, there is always a certain thrill associated with going back to school. Whether you are a student, teacher, or parent, it can be a stressful and busy period, but one that will pave the way for new beginnings. The summer holidays can easily make people lazy, so it’s important for students to be prepared to embark upon the journey of a new school year.

It is not that simple; however, as everyone knows the rate at which students go through clothes, stationery and a whole lot more. It is not only the academic tasks that lie ahead, but also the challenge of finding the best bargains for new gear. Whether it is a set of new folders to take to University, or new uniforms for primary school children, help is at hand from Offermyoffer.com to find the cheapest deals available.

Debenhams offers a fantastic range of discounted rucksacks, like the highly sought after black Back-to-school Mini Backpack that has an astonishing 50% savings available. The backpack is also available in navy and pink. George at ASDA also has a grand offer on their back to school wear: spend £20 and get £5 off your purchase. They also have free home delivery on the same range of clothes.

For the tech-savvy students, eBooks.com is offering a 5% discount on all ebooks as their Back-to-school discount. If it is software is what you’re after, then Adobe’s Back-to-school promotion enables you a sensational saving of up to 80% on Adobe Student and Teacher Editions. Plus, they are throwing in free shipping!

If you value seeing clearly, then perhaps you should consider ACLens UK’s, who has an offer of a 10% discount on contact lenses. Customers will receive free packing & postage on orders of over £60. Another must-see offer is the complete uniform deal at Littlewoods, where the whole package is available for as little as £8.50.

To cater to all your stationery needs, the office suppliers, Staples, is having their annual Back-to-school sale, with gigantic savings of up to 80% off Back-to-school essentials. For uniforms and shoes, Zalando is offering 20% off selected Back-to-school brands. Marks & Spencer is offering a 50% discount on selected clothing, and free delivery. Marks & Spencer discounts are available at OfferMyOffer.com

All deals are available through OfferMyOffer.com, your number 1 interactive site for getting great deals with free discount codes, promotional codes, voucher codes, free vouchers, free delivery codes, discount vouchers, sales, coupons and other free items from thousands of UK and international retailers.

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Tesco Announces Embroidered Uniform Giveaway

Tesco has teamed up with its Uniform Embroidery Service Team to give away embroidered school uniforms to every child at two lucky primary schools in time for the start of the new school year this September.

As one of the first choices for mums and dads to purchase their children’s school uniform, Tesco knows that value for money as well as quality are important factors in selecting school uniform, which is why Tesco sells both quality items and its value range online throughout the year.

In 2010, Tesco launched its School Embroidery Service online at tesco.com/clothing which allows parents to purchase their child’s uniform online throughout the year complete with their school’s crest already embroidered.

The uniform embroidery service makes it easy for parents to order children’s embroided schoolwear and have it delivered to their doors already embroidered. Schools and parents can register their interest for the School embroidery service by visitingwww.tescoschoolembroidery.com.

Tesco have launched this school uniform competition through an app on its Facebook page.

To be in with the chance of winning a free 100% cotton 2 pack polo shirt and cotton rich sweater complete with embroidered school crests for every pupil at their child’s primary school, parents can visit the Clothing at Tesco Facebook page and vote for their child’s school to win.

Voting started on Monday 4th July and closes on Wednesday 13th July when the school with the highest number of votes will win the uniforms and, because Tesco know a few lucky schools (mainly in Scotland) will have broken up for the holidays or may not be around to vote and some schools may have smaller communities than others, the company will be selecting a second school at random to win too.

This year Tesco has over 80 pieces of Back to School uniform, across its Value, Core, Signature and Fairtrade range as well as more features and benefits than ever before, with superior quality.

Tesco’s Value back to school uniform, along with Tesco’s Core and Premium F&F Signature uniform ranges, have been rigorously tested for wear and tear to British and European Testing Standards.

The Tesco Back to School range is available all year round with new styles in store in June. A wide range that includes shirts, pique polo shirts, school trousers, school shoes, back to school shorts, skirts and pinafores is available in 500 stores and online at Tesco’s website. Essential Back to School items such as shirts, polo shirts, socks and briefs will be available during the summer in 600 stores across the country, including Metro stores. The Value uniform will be available in 200 stores and online.

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UK POS Helps Retailers Shine In The Classroom

As figures have been released showing that parents pay out up to £201, 809 a year raising each child, and up to£37 a month on school uniforms*, UK POS is launching a campaign to help retailers strengthen their focus on their target audience through visual display holders and point of sale solutions as back to school is once again on the agenda.

No longer is there one local shop supplying uniforms to the surrounding schools. The age of the mass market is well and truly underway, with big name retailers stocking box pleat skirts, pale blue shirts and knee length charcoal grey socks which means there is even more reason to fight to stand out from the crowd with back to school offers.

The back to school market has changed dramatically over the last decade, with retailers now offering whole uniform sets for under £10. It is for this reason that UK POS is fighting to help the high street market their merchandise.

UK POS’ Sales & Marketing Director, Debra Jamieson, said: “We’ve noticed a shift in terms of customer buying patterns, especially over the last few years. Retailers are opting for more flexible solutions where they can update and change their offers regularly. We’re finding our Acrylic Freestanding leaflet Holders to be a really popular product at the minute. They sit on the head of a gondola with the image of the offer on display. Offers need to be visual in today’s competitive market place – the increase in sales of our poster holders support this.”

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Tesco Aims For Top Marks With Lowest Price School Uniform

Tesco is aiming for top marks with parents this summer by launching a one-price-fits-all school uniform for just £3.75*, the lowest price available.

Tesco Aims For Top Marks With Lowest Price School Uniform

The fixed price is frozen at last year’s level and it applies to all sizes, giving parents on the tightest budgets great value. Usually, retailers vary prices as the uniform sizes get bigger so parents with older children have to pay more.

Jan Marchant, Tesco Clothing Buying Director said: “Parents like different price options for Back to School and our Value range offers them a fantastic, quality product, produced in line with Ethical Trading Initiative guidelines, at an unbeatable price. For just £3.75, parents can buy a single uniform in any size from 3 to 16 years.”

Tesco’s Value school uniform has been rigorously tested for tough school wear and tear to British and European Testing Standards.

This year Tesco has expanded its Back to School offering with 27 new products as well as stepping up quality with updated features and superior quality across half the range, yet sticking to last year’s prices. New features include kid-proof sealed hems on all boys school trousers, adjustable waists up to 12 – 13 years; bigger pockets and rain resist coating on coats helping to keep the kids warm and dry. The range includes a full Fairtrade Cotton uniform for the first time.

The Tesco Back to School range is a wide range that includes shirts, pique polo shirts, trousers, skirts, pinafores, and coats is available in 450 stores. For parents that need to stock up on essential Back to School items such as shirts, pique polo shirts, socks and briefs, these will be available in 725 stores across the country, including Metro stores. The Value school uniform will be available in 200 stores and online.

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