Rite Aid completes co-branded store conversion for four S.C. locations
CAMP HILL, Pa. The conversion of four Rite Aid locations into co-branded Save-A-Lot/Rite Aid stores is complete, the drug store chain said Thursday.
As previously reported by Drug Store News, Rite Aid said it would convert some of its stores in South Carolina to also include a Save-A-Lot limited-assortment grocery store. The four locations, which include two stores in Simpsonville, one in Greer and one in Travelers Rest, S.C., were part of the 10-store test Rite Aid announced in late September.
“Our new co-branded concept has been very well-received in the Greenville area, and we are pleased to bring the value and convenience of this new store to more locations,” said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid COO. “Customers comment how great it is to be able to get high-quality grocery products at great prices at the same time they shop for Rite Aid health and beauty aids and visit their neighborhood Rite Aid pharmacist.”
Spartan Stores reports drop in Q2 sales
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. The lackluster economy caused a dip in sales of nearly $8 million for Spartan Stores, according to the supermarket operator’s quarterly earnings report.
Sales for the second quarter of the company’s 2011 fiscal year were $602.1 million, compared with $610.2 million during the same period last year, though the lower sales were offset partially by higher fuel sales.
Profits increased, however, to $11.3 million from $10.5 million in second quarter 2010.
Say good-bye to bed bugs with ActiveGuard mattress liners
AMBLER, Pa. Allergy Technologies has developed mattress liners that are designed to kill bed bugs within 72 hours.
The breathable, thin ActiveGuard mattress liners can be installed onto a mattress or box spring by one person in less than a minute. The liners are comfortable and provide security that no other mattress covering or product can deliver, and they are ideal for college dorms and household use, Allergy Technologies said.
"ActiveGuard mattress liners are literally the only liners registered to kill bed bugs within 72 hours, and they can save consumers the cost of replacing mattresses and box springs," said Gus Carey, founder of Allergy Technologies. "The liners, fashioned as a simple fitted sheet, come in four easy-to-install sizes that fit any size mattress or box spring. [They] kill bed bugs [and] dust mites for up to two years."