99¢ Only Stores® is One-Stop Shop for Low Cost Emergency Preparedness Kit Items

Apr 29, 2009

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--99¢ Only Stores recognizes that in today’s challenging economic times many consumers are more conscientious about their spending and therefore may not be preparing their households adequately for a potential emergency or disaster. 99¢ Only Stores is ready to ease consumers’ emergency preparedness concerns by offering a one-stop shop for high quality emergency preparedness items, priced at the best price of 99.99 cents, or less.

“The health and safety of all our communities is of primary importance to us. We want to reassure our customers of our commitment to offer great values on emergency preparedness items and throughout all our merchandise selection. 99¢ Only Stores makes it affordable for everyone to be prepared”

To help consumers during the current worldwide outbreak of swine flu and the flood activity affecting various counties in Texas, 99¢ Only Stores reminds all its customers that it is feasible to purchase all the essential emergency kit items including first aid basics such as water, antibacterial wipes, face masks, sanitizers, bandages, alcohol, flashlights, batteries, and canned foods at an inexpensive price. Despite current flood warnings issued in the state of Texas, 99¢ Only Stores plans to run business as usual at all its store locations.

“The health and safety of all our communities is of primary importance to us. We want to reassure our customers of our commitment to offer great values on emergency preparedness items and throughout all our merchandise selection. 99¢ Only Stores makes it affordable for everyone to be prepared,” said Eric Schiffer, CEO of 99¢ Only Stores.

According to the American Red Cross, recommended emergency preparedness kit items include the following, which can all be found at 99¢ Only Stores:

First Aid Essentials

  • Bottled Water
  • Alcohol
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Bandages & Gauze Roll
  • Pain relievers
  • Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Face mask
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Matches
  • Candles
  • Bath Tissue Paper
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Garbage bags
  • Scissors
  • Food
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet

Food and Cooking Supplies

  • Ready-to-eat canned meals:
    meats, fruits, and vegetables
  • Canned juices and energy bars
  • Can Opener
  • Lightweight Cups and Bowls
  • Lightweight Spoons and Forks
  • Food Storage Bags
  • Dish Soap and Small Towel

Personal Items

  • Pre-packaged moist wipes
  • Antibacterial, “no water needed” liquid soap
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Small Towel
  • Extra pair of reading glasses
  • Warm Hat
  • Gloves
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

About 99¢ Only Stores®

Founded over 25 years ago, 99¢ Only Stores® currently operates 270 extreme value retail stores consisting of 200 in California, 33 in Texas, 25 in Arizona and 12 in Nevada. 99¢ Only Stores® emphasizes quality name-brand consumables, priced at an excellent value, in convenient, attractively merchandised stores. Over 50% of the company’s product mix consists of food and beverage including produce, dairy, deli and frozen foods, along with fresh baked goods and gourmet foods. The Company’s New York Stock Exchange symbol is NDN.

Note to Editors: 99¢ Only Stores® news releases and information available on the Company’s website at http://www.99only.com.

 

 

 

For further information: 99¢ Only Stores®, City of Commerce, California Elsy Guardado, 323-881-5785