Carrefour France unveils a wide range of bargains to help its customers better manage their spending

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — As children prepare for the new 2016 school year, Carrefour is unveiling a wide range of bargains to help its customers better manage their spending. The retailer is getting them to bring their old exercise books into stores so that the Restos du Coeur can get new ones.

A wide selection for a clever and money-saving start to the new term

The “Satchel Guarantee” lasts the whole year: Carrefour guarantees all the satchels it sells its stores for a whole year.

With its own brand, Carrefour is breaking new ground and has created around a hundred exclusive new products for its Fantaisie range, developed by Carrefour’s Design teams.

The retailer also has the widest selection of national-brand, Carrefour brand and licensed leather goods and diaries, with more than 3000 Disney Marvel, Chipie, Star Wars and Snow Queen products.

Once again this year, Carrefour is applying its lowest price guarantee to 200 national-brand products so the whole family has the supplies it needs – from nursery right through to secondary school.

A fund-raising scheme for Restos du Cœur
From 9 August right through to 5 September, Carrefour hypermarkets will be holding the second “Great Recycling” campaign. Customers will be asked to bring their old exercise books, sheets of paper and catalogues into stores. Paprec – the paper recycling specialist – will then recycle all this waste so that the Restos du Coeur can redistribute school supplies to families experiencing difficulties. The aim is to collect 100 tonnes of paper – that’s the equivalent of 16,000 exercise books or 6000 reams of recycled paper – to give to the Restos du Coeur.

Something positive for the planet
Carrefour is helping its customers adopt a more responsible form of consumption with the help of its fund-raising campaigns and a selection of sustainable products that are made in France, recycled or which carry eco-labels. All cardboard-covered exercise books and Carrefour brand paper reams are made in France using paper derived from sustainably managed forests. Easy to recognize, these products carry the PEFC or NF Environment label.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com

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Carrefour France unveils a wide range of bargains to help its customers better manage their spending
Carrefour France unveils a wide range of bargains to help its customers better manage their spending

 

Source: Carrefour Group

Rite Aid brings all the essentials to help students prepare for school

Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The start of the new school year is around the corner and Rite Aid’s 4,600 stores nationwide are stocked with all the essentials to help students prepare. With a variety of products from lunchboxes, to dormitory needs, school supplies, tablets and more, Rite Aid is prepared to help students of all grade levels excel.

“With Rite Aid’s variety of unique and classic back to school items offered at outstanding prices, shoppers will find just what their students will need to academically succeed this school year, while shopping under budget,” said Tony Montini, Rite Aid executive vice president of merchandising and supply chain.

School Basics
Rite Aid carries the back-to-school staples from pens to pencils, crayons, highlighters, composition books, rulers, glue, tape and calculators including brand names such as Sharpie, Five-Star and Bic. A selection of pencils, multi-colored notebooks, index cards, erasers and more are offered at great prices by Rite Aid’s private brand, Home. With new designs on notebooks and fashion forward backpacks, students are sure to return to school in style. Shoppers will also find lunchboxes, sandwich and snack containers on the shelves in licensed favorites such as Finding Dory, Spiderman and Frozen.

Electronics
New this year, make sure students stay up to date with the latest technology, such as with an 8.95-inch Windows tablet. Quality and affordable Craig products are also available including a 19-inch TV and 27-inch speaker tower. For printing needs, Rite Aid carries a Canon printer, copy paper and ink cartridges by HP, Epson and Canon. For students on the go or away at school, Rite Aid carries a large assortment of cell phone accessories including wall and car chargers and colorful standard and wireless earbuds.

Dormitory Essentials
Whether a freshman or a senior returning for the final year, Rite Aid carries the essentials needed to get college students situated for a fresh start with products such as sheet sets, hangers, lamps, laundry baskets and an assortment of new storage crates and trunks available in a variety of colors. Also available, appliances for college living including iron, coffee maker and toaster.

Gift Cards
With over 200 gift cards to choose from, send students on their way with iTunes, Starbucks, Subway or Best Buy gift cards. Hardworking students deserve a reward, treat them 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 let them decide what they need with a Rite Aid, Vanilla Visa or American Express Card gift card.

Be sure to check the Rite Aid circular each week as 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 forwellness+ with Plenti at any Rite Aid store nationwide or online atwww.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 2016 annual revenues of $30.7 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

Contact:
Media:

Kristin Kellum
717-975-5713

Source: Rite Aid

Bartell Drugs to help raise funds for Bothell community affected by the fire

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs is joining in the efforts to raise funds for the businesses that were destroyed and damaged in the July 22 fire in downtown Bothell.

At 2:47 a.m. on Friday, Bothell’s historic Mercantile Building, which was being renovated, caught fire. The fire quickly spread to the Bothell Mall building across the street. By the time is was extinguished, more than 20 businesses were affected. Damages are estimated in excess of $15 million dollars.

Bartell Drugs, a locally-owned and operated business has been part of the Bothell community for many years.

“As a neighborhood business, we’ve seen many of our friends and guests impacted by this fire,” says the Canyon Park Store Manager Aaron Hamilton, “so our store is supporting efforts to raise funds to help those affected by the fire in a community fundraising campaign.” Hamilton notes that store customers are encouraged to donate to the fund from July 26 through August 14. Bartells is matching funds up to $1500. All money raised will be donated to a fund set up for this purpose.

About Bartell Drugs: Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 125-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future – and how the drugstore chain could better serve its customers. Operating 64 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

Media Contact:
Ric Brewer
Senior Communications Manager
Bartell Drugs
206-933-9416
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Source: Bartell Drugs