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Plug in to Rite Aid for This Year’s Trendiest Back-to-School Needs


National Retail Federation Expects Combined Back-to-School and Back-to-College Spending to Reach $74.9 Billion 

Rite Aid Featuring Great Deals on Electronics and Schools Supplies, Which Are Expected to Top Shopping Lists

CAMP HILL, Pa. (July 30, 2014) - The back-to-school season is fast approaching and with nearly 4,600 convenient locations nationwide, students can count on Rite Aid to be their one-stop-shop for this year's trendy back-to-school items. According to The National Retail Federation (NRF), the average family will be spending $669, much of which will be driven by electronics and school supplies. With a variety of electronics and back-to-school basics as well as must-haves for those college bound, Rite Aid is stocked with everything students will need to succeed this fall at prices parents want, providing for a smooth start of the new school year.

"Back-to-school is an important time of year for students and parents alike, and that's why Rite Aid is committed to offering a wide selection of school supplies," said Tony Montini, Rite Aid executive vice president of merchandising. "With Rite Aid's convenient locations and affordable prices on electronics and back-to-school basics, every student will have the opportunity to shine this academic school year."

Tech-Savvy Scholars
In response to the increased demand for electronic items, Rite Aid has added several electronics to help kids of all ages get charged up for the new school year. Popular items such as Craig TVs, tablets, notebooks, smart TV devices and music amplifiers can be found on Rite Aid's shelves. To help kids stay connected wherever they go, Rite Aid is offering deals on the hottest cell phone accessories including sync cables, wall chargers and headphone splitters.

Home Away From Home
Rite Aid makes dorm decorating easy and affordable with fashionable sheet sets, ranging from twin to king , comforters to brighten up the room, clothes hangers and an assortment of storage totes and drawer organizers. Finish up dorm decorating by checking out Rite Aid's latest photo deals at http://mywayphotos.riteaid.com/Deals.

The Essentials
Don't forget about the staples of the season! Students can make a statement with Rite Aid's fashionable backpack, stationary and portfolio collections. Rite Aid's private brand Home offers deals on its back-to-school classics including pens, pencils, highlighters, multi-colored notebooks, composition books, index cards, rulers and arts and crafts supplies. And for school project printing needs, Rite Aid offers great prices on copy paper and printer ink.

Go Back to School with Gift Cards
With over 200 gift cards in varying denominations, Rite Aid has the perfect selection for anyone headed back to school. Encourage your student athletes to stay fit throughout the school year with a Sports Authority gift card. Treat your scholar to a night out with a gift card to popular restaurant hangouts such as Applebee's, Buffalo Wild Wings or Chipotle, coupled with a gift card to Fandango, AMC Theatres or Regal Cinemas. For the college students cramming for exams, Rite Aid has Starbucks, Panera Bread and iTunes gift cards available. And for all their other needs, opt for a Rite Aid, Visa or American Express gift card.

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 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company's website at www.riteaid.com.

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Media: Kristin Kellum 717-975-5713