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3/26/10

Busy Easter Bunnies are hopping for one-stop shopping at Rite Aid


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BUSY EASTER BUNNIES ARE HOPPING FOR ONE-STOP SHOPPING AT RITE AID
 
Most Rite Aid Stores Nationwide Are Open Right through Easter
 
CAMP HILL, PA (March 22, 2010) – From chocolate-covered Peeps, edible Easter grass and bags of nothing but black licorice jellybeans to prefilled baskets, Reese's Pieces Carrots and giant wicker eggs, the neighborhood Rite Aid store has enough variety to get any aspiring bunny hopping for some spring shopping.
Even last-minute shoppers can easily fill their baskets whenever it's convenient  with holiday hours up to and including Easter Sunday in most of the 4,800 Rite Aid stores nationwide.
Easter is the traditional kickoff for spring, with four out of five Americans celebrating the holiday, according to a recent National Retail Federation (NRF) survey, which estimates this year's total Easter spend at more than $13 billion, which is a 2 percent increase over last year's $116.59 per celebrating poll respondent. The participation rates are highest among the young, with 88 percent of adults age 18 to 24 planning on celebrating. This age set is also the most likely to buy gifts for Easter, according to NRF.
Candy is king for the traditional Easter basket, and the National Confectioners Association reports that U.S. manufacturers produce 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies and 16 billion jelly beans each year.
And just because the kids are grown doesn't mean they won't be expecting a basket. Rite Aid has all kinds of sample size bath and body products, small electronics, books, magazines and other everyday necessities that make perfect basket stuffers for teens on up to college students.
Those looking for bargains will find high-value coupons on fragrances and other basket stuffers in Rite Aid's weekly circulars, also available in stores and online at www.riteaid.com. There also will be special prices on spring cleaning supplies, allergy products and outdoor gear, such as patio furniture and grills.
For spring planting, local Rite Aid stores will carry everything from pre-seeded herb pots, upside-down pepper and tomato planters to fertilizers, pesticides and even garden tools
Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,800 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia with fiscal 2009 annual sales of more than $26.3 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through Rite Aid’s Web site at www.riteaid.com.







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