Etos drugstore expands its My Etos loyalty program with Gift Savings

Etos drugstore expands its My Etos loyalty program with Gift Savings

Zaandam, Netherlands, 2018-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Etos, our drugstore brand in the Netherlands, announced yesterday that it is expanding its My Etos loyalty program with a new feature called Gift Savings. The new option allows customers to earn a reward point for each euro they spend at Etos. For every 100 points, customers will receive a savings card they can exchange for certain A-brand items or redeem for a €5 discount on Etos own-brand products.

Gift Savings was created following feedback from My Etos members. While My Etos enabled shoppers to save for products, the discounts were only for temporary campaigns. With Gift Savings, customers can automatically and simply save for A-brand products – available from a frequently changing list – or earn the Etos own-brand reward. Customers have four weeks to redeem each 100-point savings card and select their gift.

To join My Etos, customers can download the brand’s app from the Apple Store or Google Play, and cards are available in all Etos stores. Current members will receive 40 loyalty points to celebrate Gift Savings, as will all new members who sign up before March 11.

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Rite Aid: same store sales in August increased 1.6 percent YoY

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-9-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today announced sales results for August.

Monthly Sales
For the five weeks ended Aug. 29, 2015, same store sales increased 1.6 percent over the prior-year period. August front-end same store sales increased 0.6 percent. Pharmacy same store sales, which included an approximate 222 basis points negative impact from new generic introductions, increased 2.1 percent. Prescription count at comparable stores decreased 0.3 percent over the prior-year period.

Total drugstore sales for the five-week period increased 1.6 percent to $2.546 billion compared to $2.507 billion for the same period last year. Prescription sales accounted for 69.6 percent of drugstore sales, and third party prescription sales represented 97.9 percent of pharmacy sales.

Quarterly Sales
Same store sales for the 13-week period ended Aug. 29, 2015 increased 2.1 percent over the prior-year period. Front-end same store sales increased 0.3 percent while pharmacy same store sales increased 2.8 percent. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 0.2 percent over the prior-year period.

Total drugstore sales for the 13 weeks ended Aug. 29, 2015 increased 1.9 percent with sales of $6.602 billion compared to $6.477 billion for the same period last year. Prescription sales represented 69.3 percent of total drugstore sales, and third party prescription sales represented 97.8 percent of pharmacy sales.

Year-to-Date
Same store sales for the 26-week period ended Aug. 29, 2015 increased 2.5 percent over the prior-year period. Front-end same store sales increased 0.5 percent while pharmacy same store sales increased 3.4 percent. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 0.9 percent over the prior-year period.

Total drugstore sales for the 26 weeks ended Aug. 29, 2015 increased 2.3 percent with sales of $13.205 billion compared to $12.902 billion for the same period last year. Prescription sales represented 69.2 percent of total drugstore sales, and third party prescription sales represented 97.8 percent of pharmacy sales.

Rite Aid is one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains. On Aug. 29, 2015, the company operated 4,561 stores compared to 4,572 stores in the like period a year ago. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at http://www.riteaid.com. Note that all sales data in this release is preliminary, unaudited and subject to revision.

Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties that are described in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other documents that we file or furnish with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which you are encouraged to read. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Rite Aid expressly disclaims any current intention to update publicly any forward-looking statement after the distribution of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

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Contact:

Investors: Matt Schroeder 717-214-8867 or investor@riteaid.com

Media: Susan Henderson 717-730-7766

Walgreens offers additional ways for customers to show support as the nation’s largest drugstore continues to exceed its Red Nose Day fundraising goal

Campaign’s exclusive retailer hits $7million and offers additional ways for customers to contribute before Red Nose Day on May 21and the NBC televised fundraising event

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — With tremendous support from customers across the country, Walgreens has exceeded its goal of raising $5 million through red nose and vendor partner product sales, as well as in-store donations in support of the nationwide fundraising campaign, Red Nose Day. With a limited amount of red noses remaining for purchase, Walgreens is offering additional ways for customers to show support as the nation’s largest drugstore continues to exceed its Red Nose Day fundraising goal.

“Our incredible partnership with the Red Nose Day campaign is one more way that Walgreens can continue to fulfill its purpose  – to champion everyone’s right to be happy and healthy,” said Alex Gourlay, president of Walgreens. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have exceeded our fundraising goal, but the real recognition is owed to our customers and team members who embraced the spirit of this cause and joined us for a good laugh along the way. We hope more people will keep this outstanding momentum going by offering support through the final hours of the campaign.”

The laughter building up to Red Nose Day on May 21 continues, and it’s still easy to get involved in this fun-filled campaign to help lift children out of poverty. Through May 30, Walgreens customers can make donations to support Red Nose Day in-store or by purchasing select products at Walgreens from vendor partners such as Mars, Kraft and Coca-Cola. They also can tune in and donate during NBC’s televised fundraising event May 21 (8-11 p.m. Eastern time).  Customers are even encouraged to get creative, flexing their DIY skills for a personal take on the red nose and take a #RedNose selfie.

Organized by Comic Relief, Red Nose Day has been celebrated in the U.K. for more than 25 years. Red Nose Day’s campaign culminates in NBC’s televised fundraising event in New York City on May 21.  The live, three-hour benefit will feature popular comedians, top musicians and Hollywood stars, featuring an engaging mix of great comedy, live musical performances and short, compelling films shedding light on the cause.

For more information on Red Nose Day including a complete list of the charities the Red Nose Day Fund supports, visitwww.walgreens.com/rednoseday. More information on ways to get involved is available on Walgreens Facebook,Twitter and Instagram sites.

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Media Press Kit is available here: http://walgreens.new-media-release.com/red_nose/

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), the nation’s largest drugstore chain, constitutes the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,232 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice locations around the country.

About Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day was created to raise money to help children and young people living in poverty in the United States and some of the poorest communities around the world.  The inaugural Red Nose Day in the U.S. will be held on Thursday May 21, 2015.  The day’s events will culminate in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC, featuring the country’s favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars. Money raised will go to the Red Nose Day Fund, a program of Comic Relief, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) public charity.  The Red Nose Day Fund will distribute the money raised by the Red Nose Day campaign to charity partners whose work helps to achieve Comic Relief, Inc.’s vision of a just world free from poverty.
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Rite Aid reports its February 2015 same store sales increased by 3.3 percent over the prior-year period

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-3-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today announced sales results for February.

Monthly Sales

For the five weeks ended Feb. 28, 2015, same store sales increased 3.3 percent over the prior-year period. February front-end same store sales increased 1.6 percent. Pharmacy same store sales, which included an approximate 144 basis points negative impact from new generic introductions, increased 4.1 percent. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 2.2 percent over the prior-year period.

Total drugstore sales for the five-week period increased 1.7 percent to $2.557 billion compared to $2.513 billion for the same period last year. Prescription sales accounted for 69.2 percent of drugstore sales, and third party prescription sales represented 97.6 percent of pharmacy sales.

Quarterly Sales

Same store sales for the 13-week period ended Feb. 28, 2015 increased 4.5 percent over the prior-year period. Front-end same store sales increased 2.0 percent while pharmacy same store sales increased 5.7 percent. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 3.5 percent over the prior-year period.

Total drugstore sales for the 13 weeks ended Feb. 28, 2015 increased 3.5 percent with sales of $6.795 billion compared to $6.564 billion for the same period last year. Prescription sales represented 68.1 percent of total drugstore sales, and third party prescription sales represented 97.5 percent of pharmacy sales.

Year-to-Date

Same store sales for the 52-week period ended Feb. 28, 2015 increased 4.3 percent over the prior-year period. Front-end same store sales increased 1.2 percent while pharmacy same store sales increased 5.8 percent. Prescription count at comparable stores increased 3.5 percent over the prior-year period.

Total drugstore sales for the 52 weeks ended Feb. 28, 2015 increased 3.7 percent with sales of $26.345 billion compared to $25.408 billion for the same period last year. Prescription sales represented 68.8 percent of total drugstore sales, and third party prescription sales represented 97.5 percent of pharmacy sales.

Rite Aid is one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains. On Feb. 28, 2015, the company operated 4,570 stores compared to 4,587 stores in the like period a year ago. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at http://www.riteaid.com. Note that all sales data in this release is preliminary, unaudited and subject to revision.

Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties that are described in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other documents that we file or furnish with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which you are encouraged to read. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Rite Aid expressly disclaims any current intention to update publicly any forward-looking statement after the distribution of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptionsor otherwise.

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Contact:

Investors: Matt Schroeder 717-214-8867 or investor@riteaid.com

Media: Susan Henderson 717-730-7766