Best Buy announced 10 Days of Trade-In promotion between Jan. 23 and Feb. 1

Richfield, MN, US, 2014-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — You’ve seen the dust accumulate on your dated MacBook, Xbox 360 or tablet. Now here’s your chance to do something about it.

As long as it still functions and qualifies, trade it in at a Best Buy store between Jan. 23 and Feb. 1 and get — at minimum — a $75 Best Buy gift card.

Who knew recycling could be so lucrative?

For those who put “de-clutter the homestead” atop their New Year’s Resolutions, it’s time to follow through on those ambitions. Pad the pocketbook with 10 Days of Trade-In while getting an early start on your spring cleaning.

Oh, and if your small electronics don’t meet the criteria for the $75 gift card, they probably will for the $10 Best Buy gift card deal.

At the very least, even if your phone or computer has been long dead, you can still drop it off at any Best Buy location nationwide to be recycled for free, regardless of where you originally purchased it.

Fun fact: Knowing that technology is the fastest growing waste stream on the planet, Best Buy has been an industry leader recycling 409 pounds of electronics each minute that stores are open.

As for the skinny on 10 Days of Trade-In, here’s what you need to know.

To get a minimum $75 Best Buy gift card, turn in a working*…

iPhone 4 (or newer) | Samsung Galaxy S III or S4 | Samsung Galaxy Note, Note II or Note 3

MacBook (any) | PlayStation 3 (slim models) | Xbox 360 with 250GB hard drive or larger

Canon or Nikon DSLR cameras | Surface tablet (any) |  iPads (any)

To get a minimum $10 Best Buy gift card, turn in a working*…

Digital camera | Digital camcorder | Laptop | Tablet

Mobile phone | Gaming hardware console or MP3 device

*Gift card values and offers may vary depending on locations and the condition of the device. Documentation and accessories may affect value. Water-damaged devices and devices with cracked screens are not considered working devices for purposes of this offer. There’s a limit of one Trade-In transaction per person, per promotion, per day. Best Buy reserves the right to refuse any trade-in or limit quantities for any reason. For more, visit BestBuy.com/TradeIn.

Press Contact:
press@bestbuy.com

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Kesko the only Finnish company to make “The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” list

Kesko is the only Finnish company that has been included in ‘The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ list since it was established in 2005. In RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook 2014, Kesko received the Silver Class distinction in the Food & Staples Retailing Industry category. 

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — ‘The 2014 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ list was announced at the meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos on 22 January. Kesko has been included in the list since it was established in 2005, in other words, ten times already.

The list is prepared by the Canadian Corporate Knights Inc. and the ranking is based on research among around 4,000 global listed companies. Companies were assessed on 12 sustainable performance indicators within the dimensions of economic, social and environmental responsibility.
The 2014 Global 100 list is available at www.global100.org.

Kesko awarded Silver Class distinction in RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook
Kesko has received the Silver Class distinction in the Food & Staples Retailing Industry category in the Sustainability Yearbook 2014. Within the industry, the Gold Class distinction was awarded to Woolworths Ltd and J Sainsbury PLC. Koninklijke Ahold NV shared the Silver Class distinction with Kesko.
RobecoSAM assesses the sustainability performance of more than 2,000 companies annually and has been publishing the Sustainability Yearbook for 11 years. Only the companies which, on the basis of RobecoSAM’s assessment, are within the world’s top 15% of their industry are included in the Sustainability Yearbook.

The Sustainability Yearbook 2014 can be downloaded at www.robecosam.com/yearbook.

Kesko included in several significant sustainability indices
Kesko has been included in the Dow Jones sustainability indices DJSI World and DJSI Europe for 11 times. Kesko is included in the FTSE4Good Index, the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index and CDP’s Nordic Climate Disclosure Leadership Index.

Kesko’s Corporate Responsibility Report 2012 was chosen as Finland’s best in the 2013 Sustainability Reporting Award Finland Competition. Kesko’s report was ranked the best also by the media and non-governmental organisations.

Further information: 
Vice President Matti Kalervo, Corporate Responsibility, Kesko Corporation, tel. +358 105 322 536

Kesko (www.kesko.fi)  is a retail specialist whose stores offer quality to the daily lives of consumers. Kesko has about 2,000 stores engaged in chain operations in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, and Belarus.

EROSKI reúne a más de 100 proveedores que integran la marca ‘Sabor a Málaga’ para definir acuerdos de colaboración

  • La reunión se produce en el marco del convenio firmado por la Diputación de Málaga y EROSKI el pasado octubre
  • La colaboración redundará en el impulso a la puesta en el mercado de los productos amparados por la marca ‘Sabor a Málaga’
  • Responde a uno de los ejes del Plan Estratégico de la cooperativa que apuesta por el desarrollo de las economías del entorno donde está presente

Málaga, España, 2014-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — EROSKI y la Diputación Provincial de Málaga han celebrado una jornada con más de cien proveedores que integran la marca ‘Sabor a Málaga’ con el fin de abrir la toma de contacto y comenzar a trabajar en posibles acuerdos de colaboración.

La diputada de Desarrollo Rural y Nuevas Tecnologías de la Diputación de Málaga, Leonor García-Agua, y responsables de Compras Locales de EROSKI han presentado, a los más de 120 productores y fabricantes de la provincia presentes en la jornada, el convenio de colaboración firmado por ambas entidades el pasado octubre para impulsar la comercialización de los productos con marca ‘Sabor a Málaga’. Asimismo, les han trasladado su compromiso de defender los productos de la provincia, lo que contribuirá al desarrollo y progreso de las empresas productoras de Málaga.

Durante la jornada EROSKI ha explicado la importancia que para el grupo tienen los proveedores locales como palanca de crecimiento, y “la apuesta que está realizando en la promoción de los productos autóctonos en sus establecimientos, así como su compromiso de potenciar al máximo el desarrollo de las economías locales para crear riqueza en el entorno”, en palabras de Carlos Fernández, Responsable de Compras locales de la Zona Centro-Sur de EROSKI.

En una jornada muy participativa, los productores de la provincia han trasladado a EROSKI sus inquietudes e intereses y han solicitado detalles sobre las oportunidades y condiciones de colaboración, etc. Entre las diversas cuestiones abordadas han destacado el interés por la integración total de la gama, la posibilidad de incorporar la marca ‘Sabor a Málaga’ también en el ámbito de las agencias de viajes del grupo o la inquietud principal por la celeridad de comenzar a trabajar cuanto antes para que sus productos estén en los lineales de las tiendas EROSKI.

La jornada se ha cerrado con el compromiso de EROSKI de atender a todos los productores y fabricantes integrados en la marca ‘Sabor a Málaga’ para comenzar a trabajar en programas concretos de colaboración.

EROSKI está ampliando el número de productos malagueños que ofrece en sus establecimientos comerciales a fin de hacerlos más accesibles a los consumidores y para aportar una dimensión local a su compra habitual. En este sentido, EROSKI mantiene una relación estable con 77 proveedores regionales-locales con los que ha realizado compras por importe de más de 5 millones de euros en el último ejercicio. La colaboración con los proveedores de la región es una apuesta fundamental en la política de gestión de EROSKI, un factor que además gana peso en el recientemente aprobado Plan Estratégico 2013-16 de la cooperativa, que recoge una firme apuesta por los productos locales, especialmente los alimentos frescos de temporada.

La colaboración cerrada el pasado octubre entre la Diputación Provincial de Málaga y EROSKI se concreta en acciones como asegurar la presencia constante de productos agroalimentarios malagueños adheridos a la marca ‘Sabor a Málaga’ en todos los hipermercados y supermercados EROSKI de la región, con espacios específicos señalizados para garantizar así su identificación y visibilidad para los consumidores. Las promociones serán una de las palancas que se utilizarán para mejorar y estimular su comercialización. EROSKI también se compromete a hacer notoria la calidad de la certificación ‘Sabor a Málaga’, contribuir a que los consumidores valoren estos productos como se merecen y promocionarlos mediante campañas específicas, con la realización de eventos, degustaciones y ofertas en establecimientos”.

‘Sabor a Málaga’

La marca promocional ‘Sabor a Málaga’ nace a instancias de la Diputación Provincial de Málaga como respuesta a la necesidad de los productores malagueños de poner en valor los productos agropecuarios y agroalimentarios de la provincia y mejorar su comercialización a nivel nacional e internacional. Sus acciones están encaminadas a crear nuevos canales de distribución, promoción y puesta en valor de los productos adheridos, buscando asimismo la sostenibilidad de las más de 40.000 familias que tiene este sector en la provincia.
EROSKI en Málaga

EROSKI cuenta con un total de 40 establecimientos en la provincia de Málaga. Son 1.154 las personas que trabajan en EROSKI en Málaga. La cooperativa mantiene relación comercial con 115 proveedores de la provincia con los que ha realizado compras por importe de 39,2 millones de euros en 2012. En sus tiendas EROSKI ofrece 1.200 referencias de estos proveedores.

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EROSKI reúne a más de 100 proveedores que integran la marca 'Sabor a Málaga' para definir acuerdos de colaboración

EROSKI reúne a más de 100 proveedores que integran la marca ‘Sabor a Málaga’ para definir acuerdos de colaboración

 

JCPenney released its 2013 Sustainability Report

Plano, TX, US, 2014-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) announced today that it has released its 2013 Sustainability Report, detailing activities in fiscal year 2012, which ended February 2013. The report highlights strategic initiatives to reduce the Company’s environmental impact and encourage positive social change.

“JCPenney has recently experienced a time of transition and change, but we’ve never lost our focus on the importance of being socially and environmentally responsible,” said Myron E. (Mike) Ullman, III, Chief Executive Officer of JCPenney. “Supporting the communities we serve goes well beyond philanthropic efforts – it’s also about making mindful decisions in all of our operations, whether in stores, supply chain, customer service centers or international offices.”

The online report summarizes the Company’s activity in the following categories:

    • Stores and Operations – JCPenney has a clear focus on operational efficiency, utilizing programs to manage energy consumption, reduce waste and encourage recycling across all approximately 1,100 stores and 14 logistics facilities. Through the Company’s energy conservation efforts, JCPenney has received ENERGY STAR certification in over 500 locations and earned the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for five consecutive years.
    • Supplier Social and Environmental Standards – JCPenney is committed to responsible sourcing and improving social and environmental supply chain standards. To ensure these high standards are met consistently, the Company contracted Bureau Veritas (BV) to perform independent social compliance audits. BV began independently auditing in February 2012, and completed 826 audits within twelve months.
    • Product Safety – JCPenney sets quality and safety standards for its private brand products. The Company partnered with BV’s Consumer Products Services group to analyze product performance test results and spot potential issues and concerns. The Company encourages national brand partners to meet the same high production standards.
    • Ethics – To emphasize the importance of our ethical culture, the Company publishes a statement of business ethics in ten languages to be accessible to associates in the countries where JCPenney does business.
    • Employment – With approximately 116,000 associates across the globe in stores, offices and facilities, JCPenney continually celebrates and enriches its diverse and skilled workforce through business resource teams and continuing education.
    • Community – James Cash Penney founded JCPenney on the Golden Rule of treating people as you would like to be treated. This principle continues today through the Company’s grants and sponsorships, disaster relief, in-kind donations and community engagement through employee giving and volunteerism. Our customers joined our efforts by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donating over $10 million to non-profit organizations from July to December of 2012.

For more information, please review the 2013 Sustainability Report by visiting the social responsibility page under the About Us section of jcp.com.

JCPenney Media Relations:
(972) 431-3400 or jcpnews@jcp.com

JCPenney Investor Relations:
(972) 431-5500 or jcpinvestorrelations@jcp.com

About JCPenney:
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP), one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishing retailers, is dedicated to becoming America’s preferred retail destination for unmatched style, quality and value. Across approximately 1,100 stores and at jcp.com, customers will discover an inspiring shopping environment that features the most sought after collection of private, national and exclusive brands and attractions. For more information, please visit jcp.com.

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Toys“R”Us®’s “Great Trade-In” event removed over 1 million used and potentially unsafe products from homes, garages and attics nationwide

With Many Recalled and Outdated Baby Products Still in Circulation, “Great Trade-In” Event Returns to Babies“R”Us® and Toys“R”Us Stores Nationwide from Friday, January 24 through Monday, February 17 to Provide Consumers New Opportunity to Remove These Items from Homes, Garages and Attics

Wayne, NJ, US, 2014-1-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today announced that its “Great Trade-In” event has resulted in the removal of more than one million pieces of used and potentially unsafe cribs, car seats and more from homes, garages and attics nationwide since the program’s inception in 2009. The company is also issuing a new call to action for customers to rid their homes of potentially unsafe old and second-hand baby products and exchange them for savings on a new item during its ninth “Great Trade-In” event, which begins Friday, January 24 and continues through Monday, February 17 in Babies“R”Us® and Toys“R”Us stores.

This national safety program serves to draw attention to certain used baby products that can carry potential hazards, but are still in circulation, making them poor candidates to be handed down or resold. Some items traded in over the past four years were missing parts or were damaged, while others that were decades old showed obvious signs of wear and tear. Further, many safety standards have changed significantly over the past five years, and many older products be considered non-compliant by today’s more stringent requirements.

“At Toys“R”Us, one of our most important missions as a company is to help parents keep their children safe, and we are so proud that the ‘Great Trade-In’ event has helped parents remove more than one million potentially unsafe products from the marketplace,” said Hank Mullany, President, Toys“R”Us, U.S. “We know that the work is far from done, and we’re pleased to once again host this program in our stores nationwide to encourage parents to bring back their outdated baby gear in exchange for new items that meet today’s more stringent product standards.”

During the Great Trade-In event, stores will accept any used cribscar seatsbassinetsstrollerstravel systemsplay yardshigh chairstoddler/twin bedsswingswalkersbouncers and entertainers in exchange for a 25% savings on the purchase of a new baby item, in any of these product categories. Through this program, Toys“R”Us continues to raise awareness among parents about ways to be proactive where children’s safety is concerned.

Product safety advocate organizations like Kids In Danger recommend not purchasing used items that have a history of safety problems, including cribs, play yards and bassinets. Items in these specific categories may have been recalled or older products may not meet recent updates to mandatory or voluntary standards for products in these categories. And, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says newer is safer when it comes to juvenile products.

Customers may exchange any number of used items, from any manufacturer, in the specified product categories.  Day care centers or other organizations who wish to exchange items in bulk are encouraged to contact their local Babies“R”Us or Toys“R”Us store prior to returning their used items to ensure adequate availability of new merchandise.

One of the most anticipated events of the year by Babies“R”Us customers nationwide, participants are invited to join in the conversation on social media using #BRUGreatTradeIn.

Additional Safety Resources for Parents and Caregivers

In addition to the “Great Trade-In” event, Toys“R”Us offers the following resources to help parents and caregivers keep their children safe:

  • Toysrus.com/Safety, the company’s dedicated Safety website, features information on the company’s industry-leading safety standards for products sold through its stores and websites, seasonal tips for preventing accidental injury and product recall information.
  • Recall notifications sent via e-mail by signing up through Toysrus.com/Safety, which approximately 400,000 customers have done since the feature was made available.
  • Current recall information is posted on easily-visible Safety boards at each store location.
  • Tools and resources for parents to keep track of the products in use in their homes with a Product Record List and Eight Steps to Keep Kids Safe checklist is available online at Toysrus.com/Safety and in-stores upon request. These tools are designed to make relevant product information readily available in the event of a recall so parents and caregivers can act quickly to remove unsafe products from use.

For more information on the “Great Trade-In” event, customers can visit Babiesrus.com/trade-in.

About Toys“R”Us, Inc.

Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 879 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, and in more than 705 international stores and over 180 licensed stores in 35 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys in the brand’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.comeToys.com and FAO.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys“R”Us, Inc. employs approximately 70,000 associates annually worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Additional information about Toys“R”Us, Inc. can be found on Toysrusinc.com. Follow Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at Facebook.com/ToysrusFacebook.com/Babiesrus and Facebook.com/FAO and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus and Twitter.com/Babiesrus.

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Media Contacts: 
Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Katie Regner
973-617-4381
Katie.Regner@toysrus.com

Jennifer Albano
973-617-5632
Jennifer.Albano@toysrus.com