February SSS will come in stronger as a result of effective promotional and seasonal programs (Valentines/Easter). Many of the Brooks/Eckerds locations have been fully intergated with minimal traffic disruptions. Customer retention above avgerage. Weather was mild during Feb, allowing for excellent traffic in stores.
In addition, short cover will add to the upward price movement.
Here the older RAD stores have workers in the isles stocking shelves constantly it never used to be like that.Running more sales they need and are keeping the shelves stocked with fresh supplies,years ago never seen that,stores are improving alot.