The Bon-Ton Stores to close its Elder-Beerman store at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna, West Virginia early next year

MILWAUKEE, WI, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCQX: BONT), today  (November 28, 2017) announced it will close its Elder-Beerman store at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna, West Virginia early next year when its lease expires January 31, 2018. The store will be open for business to customers through the end of January. The closing will impact approximately 54 associates currently working at this location.

“We would like to thank the loyal customers who have shopped with Elder-Beerman over the years as well as our devoted store associates for their dedication and friendly customer service to this community,” commented Bill Tracy, president and chief executive officer for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

In January, associates at this location will be offered the opportunity to interview for available positions at other store locations or receive career transition benefits, including severance, according to established practices and state employment service support.

Customers are invited to visit the company’s website at elderbeerman.com to continue to access promotions and shop an expanded merchandise assortment.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 260 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, ElderBeerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. For further information, please visit http://investors.bonton.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Christine Hojnacki
414-347-5329
christine.hojnacki@bonton.com

Source: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

Naloxone now available at Rite Aid Pharmacies in Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia

Camp Hill, Pa., 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid announced today (Feb. 15, 2017) that naloxone, a medication that can be used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is now available at more than 630 pharmacies in Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia without a prescription, subject to state regulations. Previously, naloxone, which can be administered by injection or nasal spray, was only available with a physician’s prescription.

“As the epidemic continues to grow, as evidenced in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recent statistic, 91 people die every day from an opioid overdose in the United States,” said Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “With the ability to dispense naloxone without a prescription in more than 20 states, Rite Aid is not only showing its commitment to increasing customer access to this potentially lifesaving medication, but we are also raising awareness and helping fight drug abuse in the communities we serve.”

Naloxone is also available for purchase without patient specific prescriptions at Rite Aid pharmacies in 17 additional states including: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

To date, Rite Aid has trained more than 10,000 pharmacists on naloxone dispensing. Rite Aid is   also working to expand its naloxone dispensing program in other states served by the Company where naloxone is currently only available with a prescription.

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.

Media Contact:

Kristin Kellum
717-975-5713

Source: Rite Aid Corporation

Sheetz announces doorstep delivery in Morgantown, West Virginia and State College, Pennsylvania through OrderUp from Groupon

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Oct-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, is proud to announce that it has partnered with OrderUp from Groupon, an on-demand restaurant food-delivery service. Sheetz has partnered with OrderUp operations in two locations: Morgantown, West Virginia, and State College, Pennsylvania. Customers in these two locations can now place orders from local Sheetz stores and have them delivered to their doorstep.

“We are so excited about this partnership with OrderUp because it reflects the same values and priorities that we have at Sheetz—getting what you want, when you want and how you want it,” says Ryan Sheetz, Director of Brand Strategy for Sheetz. “We also know that Morgantown and State College have a strong fan base of Sheetz Freakz, so we are thrilled to be able to serve our customers even when they are not physically at a store location.”

Customers in Morgantown and State College are able to click on the free OrderUp app—available on Android and iOS—select Sheetz, view the available items for delivery, and place and pay for the order. The service partners with restaurants that typically do not offer deliveries, and with local, independent delivery drivers who are screened by OrderUp. Some of the Sheetz items offered through OrderUp include the store’s signature M•T•O® (Made to Order) sandwiches; breakfasts; salads; burritos; snacks such as fries, gourmet pretzels, chicken stripz and tater totz; pizzas and subs.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Sheetz and give their customers access to whatever they’re craving, when they crave it and wherever the craving hits,” said Chris Jeffery, CEO and co-founder of OrderUp. “We will provide Sheetz with the scale and end-to-end ordering and delivery capabilities they need to reach new and returning customers. We are excited to add Sheetz to our lineup of restaurants who haven’t offered delivery until now.”

Sheetz’s partnership with OrderUp in Morgantown and State College reflects the brand’s dedication to millennials and college students. Due to Sheetz’s popularity among this demographic, in 2015, Sheetz opened a Sheetz Café, a fuel-free Sheetz convenience store with a focus on food and beverage offerings, in Morgantown and State College, just blocks from the campuses of West Virginia University and Penn State.

To learn more about Sheetz’s new partnership, please visit www.sheetz.com.

About Sheetz, Inc.

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 17,500 employees. The company operates over 535 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 10  Best Workplaces in Retail, Top 12 Best places to work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

About OrderUp from Groupon

OrderUp from Groupon is the most complete on-demand food delivery marketplace for local markets outside of the top metros. With the touch of a button, OrderUp provides easy access to great food from locals’ favorite restaurants. To browse OrderUp’s entire menu of on-demand delivery options, download the OrderUp app for iOS or Android or visit www.orderup.com.

Contact:
Christina Perry
cperry@planitagency.com
667-219-2067

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone now available in CVS pharmacies in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Missouri and West Virginia

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today (September 29, 2016) announced it has expanded access to the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Missouri and West Virginia, allowing CVS Pharmacy patients to access the medication without an individual prescription. In total, CVS Pharmacy patients in 36 states now have increased access to the life-saving opioid overdose-reversal drug. CVS Health’s naloxone program establishes a standing order with a physician in the state or utilizes pharmacists’ prescriptive authority to permit CVS Pharmacists to dispense naloxone to patients without an individual prescription. Pharmacists in these five states began dispensing the medication this week.

“Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdose and by expanding availability of this medication, we can save lives and give more people a chance to get the help they need for recovery,” said Tom Davis, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Practices at CVS Pharmacy. “By establishing a physician-authorized standing order that allows our pharmacies to dispense naloxone to patients without an individual prescription, we strengthen our commitment to helping the communities we serve begin to address the challenges of prescription drug abuse.”

“Expanding access to the overdose-reversal drug naloxone is a critical part of our national strategy to stop the prescription drug and heroin overdose epidemic along with effective prevention, treatment, and enforcement,” said Michael Botticelli, Director of National Drug Control Policy. “Thanks to efforts on naloxone like those announced today by CVS Health, more Americans will have access to this lifesaving drug.”

The move to expand access to naloxone builds on CVS Health’s longstanding commitment to help communities address and prevent drug abuse through education, outreach and safe medication disposal. CVS Health’s commitment to drug abuse prevention education extends from online resources launched for patients visiting CVS.com to two robust youth prevention programs. Launched last year, CVS Health’s Pharmacists Teach program gives its pharmacists the opportunity to volunteer to speak to high school health classes about the dangers of drug abuse. More than 100,000 students have already been part of the program. Recently, the company also announced a partnership with DoSomething.org to create a peer-to-peer prevention and intervention program delivered to young people via text message and online.

CVS Health has also joined with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to create the Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program, which has donated more than 600 drug disposal units to police departments around the country. The program gives members of the community a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted medication and has already collected more than 47 metric tons of prescription drugs.

“CVS Health has been a leader in the work of helping communities prevent prescription drug abuse,” said Marcia Lee Taylor, President and CEO, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. “In addition to proper disposal of unwanted medication, increasing access to naloxone is a critical public health priority that allows patients and their families to prevent opioid fatalities and recognize when people need help working towards recovery from the disease of addiction.”

With the addition of the five new states where CVS Pharmacy locations began dispensing naloxone to patients without a prescription this week, CVS Pharmacy locations in the following 36 states now offer naloxone: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas,California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky,Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana,New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota,Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont,Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. CVS Health also plans to further expand its naloxone program to other states in the coming months.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,600 retail pharmacies, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 80 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

Media Contact:
Erin Shields Britt
Corporate Communications
401-770-9237
Erin.Britt@CVSHealth.com

SOURCE: CVS Health

Lowe’s to donate $250,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help flood victims in West Virginia

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — As recovery continues in West Virginia following devastating flooding, Lowe’s announced today it will donate $250,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help those affected. Lowe’s is working with its national nonprofit partners to provide both immediate and long-term support to local communities in West Virginia.

The donation to the Red Cross will help provide food, shelter and comfort to those impacted by the historic flooding. In addition, Lowe’s has activated its American Red Cross customer donation program at all 18 stores in West Virginia to provide a convenient place for customers to make a donation. People also can make a contribution online via the Lowe’s American Red Cross Online Donation Site.

“Our hearts and thoughts are with all of the residents, including Lowe’s employees, who’ve been affected by the widespread flooding,” said James Frison, Lowe’s director of community relations. “As families begin the difficult recovery process, we’ll continue to partner with the Red Cross and do everything we can to help these communities begin to rebuild.”

Lowe’s has worked closely with the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security to assist flood victims by shipping more than 30 truckloads of critically needed supplies to the affected area. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have been helping with relief efforts since the flooding, distributing free cleanup supplies in Clarksburg and Charleston, and teaming with the First Response Team of America to help homeowners clean up in White Sulphur Springs.

Nearly two-dozen people were killed by the flooding, which damaged or destroyed more than 1,200 homes. The Red Cross opened shelters across the state, and 700 Red Cross volunteers are on the ground providing relief. Volunteers have distributed more than 130,000 snacks and meals and 105,000 relief items to people in need.

As a member of the Red Cross’ Annual Disaster Giving Program, Lowe’s pledges donations on an ongoing basis in advance of disasters to help ensure the Red Cross can take immediate action. In addition to donating online and at Lowe’s West Virginia stores, individuals can donate by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Since partnering with the Red Cross in 1999, Lowe’s and its customers have contributed more than $26 million for disaster relief.

Donations to Red Cross Disaster Relief are used to help people affected by disasters big and small. Gifts enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters.

About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live.

To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.

About American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Contact:

If you’re a journalist working on a story about Lowe’s:
704-758-2917
PublicRelations@lowes.com

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Lowe’s to donate $250,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help flood victims in West Virginia
Lowe’s to donate $250,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help flood victims in West Virginia

SOURCE: Lowe’s

CVS Pharmacy responds to the recent flooding in Elkview, West Virginia area with the opening of mobile pharmacy

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Jul-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Pharmacy announced today that the company has opened a mobile pharmacy in Elkview, West Virginia, in response to the deadly flooding that devastated the area in late June. In order to serve community members whose pharmacies have been damaged or destroyed,CVS Pharmacy opened a mobile pharmacy at Elkview Middle School, located at 5090 Elk River Road. Located near the school’s basketball court, the mobile pharmacy will be open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 am 8:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am 6:00 pm and will be fully staffed to meet the community’s pharmacy care needs.

The CVS Pharmacy store, located at 221 Crossings Mall Road in Elkview, has been inaccessible since Thursday, June 23, when floodwaters destroyed a bridge that allowed customers and patients to access the Crossings Mall, where the store is located. It is one of several area pharmacies that are closed as a result of the flooding that devastated the area. Other CVS Pharmacy stores in the area, including locations in Charleston, Dunbar and Montgomery, are also open and ready to serve patients whose pharmacies were impacted by the severe flooding.

In addition to being able to pick up their prescription medications at the mobile pharmacy, customers can also receive recommended vaccines, such as Tdap, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, as well as purchase a variety of over-the-counter medications. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health has reminded residents to check their immunization status to ensure they are protected against tetanus, particularly among first responders and community members who are exposed to flood waters during cleanup.

“CVS Pharmacy is committed to ensuring that West Virginia residents hit hard by the June flooding have continued access to critical pharmacy care services,” said Scott Wasikowski, Area Vice President of CVS Pharmacy in West Virginia. “Whether they are dispensing medications or providing vaccinations, our Elkview pharmacy team is ready to help as the surrounding area begins to recover and rebuild.”

In addition to opening the mobile pharmacy, CVS Pharmacy has provided thousands of dollars worth of infant care, personal hygiene and over-the-counter items to Direct Relief. These donated goods have been distributed to four area community health centers in and around Charleston, West Virginia.

About CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 9,600 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.

Contacts:
Amy Lanctot
(401) 770-2931
Amy.Lanctot@CVSHealth.com

SOURCE: CVS Health