FEATURE/Spectacular Styles and Trendy Treats Fill Rite Aid Stores This Halloween; Whether A Ghoul or A Fool, Halloween Filled With Fun & Fantasy.Business Editors/Health & Medical Writers
CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE FEATURES)--Oct. 11, 2001
Want to give visitors and trick-or-treaters a warm welcome this Halloween? Going to a masquerade and need a magnificent look? Kids clamoring clam·or
1. A loud outcry; a hubbub.
2. A vehement expression of discontent or protest: a clamor in the press for pollution control.
3. A loud sustained noise. at the door for candy? Whether it's creating the perfect costume, decorating your home or stocking your candy bowl this year Rite Aid Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) is a United States retailer and pharmacy chain, operating over 5,000 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia. Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains. drugstores are helping adults and kids celebrate Halloween.
"Halloween continues to be our fastest growing holiday and we expect that trend to continue this year," said Marty Tassoni, senior vice president of buying for Rite Aid. "In light of recent events, we see people wanting to celebrate in a more fun and upbeat way. Light hearted masks, heroic and happy costumes, bright glittering make-up and home decor items that make the home warm and cheerful are going to be hot sellers this year."
Here are just some of the latest items Rite Aid expects to be popular this Halloween:
Heroic & Happy is Hot--Whether it's Cinderella or Snow White, Superman Superman
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superhero under guise of Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter. or Spiderman, Tigger or Buzz Lightyear, more people want to see costumes that make them smile this Halloween.
Incredible Inflatables--This year, be the envy of all your neighbors. In five minutes flat you can inflate inflate - deflate a giant six or eight-foot glowing pumpkin pumpkin, common name for the genus Cucurbita of the family Cucurbitaceae (gourd family), a group that includes the pumpkins and squashes—the names may be used interchangeably and without botanical distinction. C. or ghost so trick-or-treaters will know exactly where to stop for the tastiest treats on the block.
Cutting Edge Candy--Try this innovative new candy idea: lollipops that leave a tattoo of a pumpkin on the tip of your tongue--much less painful than the real thing! Maybe chocolate covered eyeballs The number of users. "There are 110 eyeballs" means there are 110 users currently online. See eyeball hang time. are up your alley. Not feeling so gutsy guts·y
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Snickers is a sweet bar made by Mars, Incorporated. , M&M's and Hershey's Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are still tried and true favorites. Whatever your candy pleasure, the growing trend is jumbo-sized variety bags of candy. Buy it, bring it home, rip it Rip It is an energy drink that is produced and distributed by National Beverage Corp., maker of Shasta and Faygo. It is National Beverage Corp.'s first energy drink. Rip It is usually sold for one dollar or less, while most energy drinks are sold for about two dollars. open and you're ready for the trick-or-treaters.
Greet & Treat Friends--Greet the gremlins with these friendly three-foot Halloween characters that stand on the porch, in the path, along the drive or in the yard. Whether it's a ghost, pumpkin, skeleton, witch or all four, these warm and happy characters will welcome any guest to your home.
Safety with Style--Want to make sure the kids are safe while they're sneaking around the neighborhood? Give them a jack-o-lantern bowl with flashlight eyes for collecting their candy. Switch the pumpkin on and cars and other pedestrians will easily spot your little gremlin gremlin, in American folklore, malicious, airborne supernatural being. Gremlins were first heard of during World War II as creatures responsible for unexplainable mechanical failures and disruptions in aircraft. .
Light the Way--Lights are not just for Christmas anymore. Halloween lights in brilliant colors of orange and purple can be purchased in a string, tube or even in the pre-made shape of a pumpkin or ghost. This year, homeowners are decorating their front lawn, walkways, doors & windows with whatever will make their home warm and inviting.
Playful Plush--Sing along, laugh along with these unique plush toys. A black cat wails out an eerie meow. Seconds later its head spins around in a surprising 360-degree twist. Pumpkins and ghosts wiggle and sing a Halloween version of "When You're Smiling," and a Flying Purple People Eater sings the original song.
Glitter & glow makeup--Whether you plan to be an ugly old witch or a flashy 70's disco star, try this Halloween's make-up trend: glitter & glow makeup. Glitter up your face or make it glow in the dark: either way, you're sure to be seen at the Halloween party, whether it's dark or bright.
Bearded Beauties--This Halloween might be a little hairier than last year. Especially with these lifelike rubber masks with lots of long locks and accentuated features like long noses and wrinkled faces.
The Skeleton Bride & Groom Return . . . with New Friends--Popular favorites from last year, the singing skeleton bride and groom (36 inch stand-ups) have again returned to Rite Aid. This time, they've picked up two new pals Frankenstein & a grizzly werewolf werewolf: see lycanthropy.
In European folklore, a man who changes into a wolf at night and devours animals, people, or corpses, returning to human form by day. . All four sing a ghostly tune and are motion activated for an element of surprise.
Associates at Rite Aid's nearly 3,600 nationwide stores hope to get kids in the Halloween spirit with a Halloween coloring contest. Coloring blanks with a spell-casting wizard are currently available at all Rite Aid Stores. Entries, which must be completed by October 21, 2001, will be posted in each store. One winner will be picked from each store and will receive a free sticker book and stickers.
Rite Aid is also participating in a Harry Potter promotion with Coca-Cola. Customers can pick up a mail-in entry blank at the Coke display at any Rite Aid store location. One winner will receive an all expense paid Hogwarts Castle Adventure for two in Great Britain Great Britain, officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy (2005 est. pop. 60,441,000), 94,226 sq mi (244,044 sq km), on the British Isles, off W Europe. The country is often referred to simply as Britain. including airfare and lodging. Other prizes include movie cash certificates and free Coca-Cola products.
Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with annual revenues of more than $14 billion and approximately 3,600 stores in 29 states and the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). . Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company's website at www.riteaid.com.