Walgreens will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to meet customers’ last-minute shopping needs

Select Walgreens stores open until midnight or even 24 hours to meet last-minute shopping needs

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Dec-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Have you run out of wrapping paper and tape? Forgot batteries for the new toy under the tree? Checked the list twice, and still missing something? Walgreens, a provider of trusted care in communities since 1901, is making it easy to find last-minute gifts and essentials this holiday season. And to better serve its customers during the holidays, Walgreens stores will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to help customers be “holiday ready,” with a broad selection of quality last-minute gifts and needs for any get-together. Customers can also order gifts and products online at Walgreens.com by Dec. 20 to guarantee delivery in time for the holiday.

“Even during the most wonderful time of the year, it may be difficult to remember everyone on our list. With an elevated product assortment, including many gifts under $20, Walgreens looks to make it easy to be holiday ready, especially when it comes to finding gifts last-minute,” said Heather Hughes, head of seasonal merchandising for Walgreens. “Whether it’s a beauty gift set, cozy pair of slippers with a box of candy for a party host, or a last-minute gift card that’s sure to bring joy, we are standing by to help customers find the perfect gift that will delight this holiday season.”

Customers in need of help to find a gift to spread joy can visit www.walgreens.com/holiday. Some of the season’s popular items include:

Gifts for Her

  • Soap & Glory Pink Big Gift
  • Sleek MakeUP Hella Good Eyes Gift Set
  • Wet n Wild Mistletoe Lip Collection
  • Soap & Glory Box of Delights Gift Set
  • Yankee Candle Holiday Gift Set

Gifts for Him

  • No7 Men’s On The Go Set
  • Sharper Image Memory Foam Slippers
  • Hugo Boss No 6 Gift Set for Men
  • Philips Norelco Electric Shavers
  • Crafted Imports Ice Mold Sphere and Glass Set

Gifts for Kids

  • Squishmallow Plush Frog
  • Sharper Image Car Drone with Camera
  • Sharper Image Remote Control Toy Stunt Glider
  • Conair Quick Gems Hair Jewelry
  • Funko POP! Star Wars: Movie Moments Cloud City Duel

Gifts under $20

  • Soap & Glory Pick & Spritz
  • Sleek MakeUP Bring On The Night Gift
  • Russell Stover Champagne Chocolates
  • Me to We 2018 Wall Calendar
  • A Little Something Hand Cream Sampler

Photo Gifts and Cards

  • Photo cards are a personal and convenient way to send warm wishes to friends and family. Cards can be created online, in-store or from the Walgreens mobile app and ready for pick up in as little as an hour.
  • Posters, canvas prints and collage prints are unique ways to share memories. It’s easy for customers to create these photo gifts directly through the Walgreens mobile app, online or from the in-store kiosk. Many photo items are available for same day pick up.

For more holiday gift ideas and special offers, please visit Walgreens online gift guide here.

Pharmacies will also be open at all 24-hour locations for any prescription needs. To find a store location near you, visit Walgreens.com or call 1-800-WALGREENS.

About Walgreens
Walgreens (walgreens.com), a provider of trusted care in communities since 1901, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,100 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

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Tesco survey: three-quarters of UK households plan to leave something out for Santa this Christmas Eve

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tradition wins the day, when it comes to the tipple of choice for Father Christmas as he delivers presents to kids across the country.  A recent survey carried out by Tesco has found that three-quarters of UK households plan to leave something out for Santa this Christmas Eve, with 83 per cent of them admitting that it would be a nip of something a little boozy.

A heart-warming third of UK households will leave St Nick a dram of Whisky to keep him warm during his exploits on Xmas Eve, whilst 19 per cent of homes say that Sherry will be the drink of choice, followed by 14 per cent for Beer and one in ten choosing Wine. Other drinks that will be left out will include Brandy, Port and Rum.

Simon Haithwaite, Tesco’s Christmas Campaign Manager said: ’It would appear that the annual sleigh ride taken by Santa and his team of reindeer is fuelled by more than magic. Even with the rise in the popularity of drinks like Gin and Vodka, the traditional festive tipple of choice- well at least for St Nick – continues to be a tot of finest* Whisky or Sherry’.

There is little chance that Santa will get peckish, with 82 per cent of families saying that along with a drink, they will also leave out mince pies for his night-time visit. Unsurprisingly, as a nation of animal lovers, there’s little chance we’ll forget to leave something for the reindeer. Nine out of ten homes will ensure that plenty of carrots are left out for Rudolph and co.

See the full survey results here

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01992 644645

We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

Visit our Christmas 2015 news site at www.tescoplc.com/christmasnews

SOURCE: Tesco PLC

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Tesco survey: three-quarters of UK households plan to leave something out for Santa this Christmas Eve

Tesco survey: three-quarters of UK households plan to leave something out for Santa this Christmas Eve

Target: Unbeatable Last-Minute Sales, Free Shipping through Dec. 20 and Store Pickup through 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve

Guests Will Find Last-Minute Sales, Free Shipping through Dec. 20 and Store Pickup through 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-12-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — With one week until Christmas, Target Corp.(NYSE: TGT) today announced that it will continue to offer guests unbeatable last-minute deals and free shipping on Target.com – where orders placed through Saturday, Dec. 20, can still be delivered by Christmas. After Saturday, guests can use Target’s Store Pickup option as a convenient way to make their last-minute purchases. On Christmas Eve, guests can place online orders for store pickup as late as 5 p.m. and have their items ready that day.

“We know our guests have a lot to tackle the week before Christmas and we want to make sure shopping remains fun and stress-free,” said Kathee Tesija, Chief Merchandising and Supply Chain Officer, Target. “From now until Christmas, we’re making it even easier for guests to complete their lists with great deals, free shipping through Dec. 20, and the latest cutoff for same-day store pickup we have ever offered on Christmas Eve.”

Last-Minute Deals

Over the next week, Target will offer unbeatable deals on top gifts in electronics, housewares, toys and more. Check target.com/weeklyad for further details. Some of the top deals from Dec. 21-24 include:

  • Magnavox 32” LED HDTV, $169.99, Reg. $219.99
  • Sony PlayStation 4, $399.99 with a free controller charger (a $19.99 value)
  • Samsung Galaxy 10” Tab 4 16GB tablet, $279.99, Reg. $349.99
  • Keurig 2.0 K400 brewer, $159.99 with a free $30 Target GiftCard
  • 30 percent off select video games and starter packs including Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, Disney Infinity Marvel and Skylanders Trap Team
  • 15 percent off select Disney Junior toys
  • New Bright Remote Control Jeep Mud Slinger, $20.00, Reg. $25.99

Cartwheel Offers

Cartwheel, Target’s mobile savings app, is offering its over 12 million users 50 percent off a different toy every day until Dec. 24. Also, from now until Christmas, Cartwheel will feature more than 150 offers at 25 percent off or more to help guests decorate their homes and complete their holiday shopping lists. Top deals include 15 percent off Sony PlayStation 4 bundles, 15 percent off iPad Air 2, 30 percent off newborn, infant, toddler and kids apparel and 40 percent off boots for the family.

Gift Cards

Target GiftCards are a perfect gift for anyone on the list and are available in denominations from $5 to $1,000. The gift card assortment is available in-store and online and includes 10 traditional gift cards with unique holiday themed designs and two GiftCards that incorporate lights, sounds and motion. Each year, approximately one-third of all Target GiftCards are sold between Black Friday and Christmas and the top time for gift card redemption is the five days following Christmas.

Holiday Shopping Hours

Target stores will continue to offer extended hours through the holiday season:

  • Dec. 16-20: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. or 12 a.m.
  • Dec. 21-22: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Dec. 23: 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Dec. 24: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: Closed
  • Dec. 26: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., 11 p.m., or 12 a.m.
  • Dec. 31: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,934 stores – 1,801 in the United States and 133 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit ABullseyeView.com or follow@TargetNews on Twitter.

Note: Target welcomes media to its stores. To contact your local store about shooting b-roll or photos or to request a local interview during the holiday season, please visit “Find a Store” at Target.com and contact the Leader on Duty.

For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom.

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Target: Unbeatable Last-Minute Sales, Free Shipping through Dec. 20 and Store Pickup through 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve

Target: Unbeatable Last-Minute Sales, Free Shipping through Dec. 20 and Store Pickup through 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve

Customers at 400 Tesco stores will have dedicated bag packers working every day from now until Christmas Eve

• Customers to receive the best possible service this Christmas as Tesco steps up customer service efforts

• From today 400 Tesco stores will have teams of 6-9 bag packers

• All large stores will also have a dedicated greeter at the store entrance

Cheshunt, England, 2014-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers at 400 Tesco stores will have dedicated bag packers working every day from now until Christmas Eve. The role isn’t just about bag packing, it’s part of Tesco’s work to really deliver for customers this Christmas. From running and grabbing a forgotten product for a customer to pushing the trolley to the car – Tesco bag packers will be on hand for whatever customers’ need. Greeters will also ensure customers are welcomed to the store when embarking upon their festive shops.

Tony Hoggett, UK Retail Director for Tesco said,

‘Providing great service to our customers every day is really important to us, but it’s even more important at Christmas. We all know how stressful the Christmas shop can be, but we also know it can be a lot of fun with the right colleague on hand, which is why we’ve invested in having bag packers and greeters.”

Senay Hasan, Customer Assistant at Tesco Surrey Quays said,

‘I’m really looking forward to helping customers with their Christmas shop in the next couple of weeks. We’ll all be donning our Christmas jumpers and hope to bring lots of festive cheer’.

Notes

This is part of Tesco’s continuing efforts to improve service. Further details on service initiatives –

·         6000 new colleagues have joined Tesco since October

·         “Feet on the floor” has seen office colleagues help out in stores – this has totalled over 180,000 hours

·         Tesco’s Customer Service Centre have recruited over 850 seasonal workers to ensure queries can be responded to as quickly as possible

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on
01992 644645

We are a team of over 500,000 people in 12 markets dedicated to providing the most compelling offer to our customers.

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Customers at 400 Tesco stores will have dedicated bag packers working every day from now until Christmas Eve

Customers at 400 Tesco stores will have dedicated bag packers working every day from now until Christmas Eve