Ahold repurchased 2,445,000 Ahold common shares for € 31 million between 20 and 24 January, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,445,000 Ahold common shares in the period from January 20, 2014 up to and including January 24, 2014.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.7317 per share for a total consideration of € 31.13 million. These repurchases were made as part of the € 500 million share buyback program announced on February 28, 2013 as increased by € 1.5 billion to a total amount of € 2 billion announced on June 4, 2013.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 72,201,047 common shares for a total consideration of € 913.18 million.

During the share buyback program, Ahold publishes a press release every Monday with a weekly update. Click here to view all the relevant information of these these weekly updates. Separate weekly press releases are available upon request. Please send an email to communications@ahold.com if you would like to receive one or more of these weekly releases.


Waitrose holds its first corporate social responsibility board meeting

Bracknell, UK, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose will today hold its first corporate social responsibility board meeting – made up of distinguished independent experts from a diverse range of specialisms.

The board’s aim will be to challenge and influence business activity at the highest level, supporting senior Waitrose management1 with an outside perspective on all elements of the retailer’s CSR strategy.

External board members are:

  • Chair – Rt Rev Bishop James Jones: Bishop of Liverpool until 2013
  • Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE: Master of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge; previously Director-General of the National Trust
  • Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE: actress, author, independent producer, working peer and Chancellor of Exeter University; an active advocate for diversity and equality issues and the welfare, care and education of children throughout the world
  • Lord Donald Curry: renowned agricultural expert and Chair of Waitrose farm The Leckford Estate
  • Elizabeth Buchanan: Special Advisor to Waitrose
  • Professor Wayne Powell: Director, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, University of Aberwystwyth
  • Paul Vallely: Visiting Professor of Public Ethics at the University of Chester, and co-author of the report of the Commission for Africa.

The board will meet quarterly, with each meeting focusing on one of the four ‘pillars’ of the Waitrose CSR strategy: Treating People Fairly; Treading Lightly; Living Well; and Championing British.

Today’s meeting will discuss the retailer’s commitment to ‘treating people fairly’ and how this can be further developed. Already the retailer encourages Partners (staff) to volunteer, while being fully paid by the business – and makes significant donations to good causes local to its shops through the Community Matters (green tokens) scheme.

Says Waitrose managing director Mark Price: ‘Our aim with the CSR board is to challenge ourselves and set even higher standards for responsible business practice. CSR isn’t something we do it is everything we do. That is why we have drawn leading experts from various fields to help shape our future thinking.’

Says Rt Rev Bishop James Jones, Chair of the Waitrose corporate social responsibility board: ‘The role of retailing is constantly adapting to a rapidly changing world. The retailer bridges the relationship between suppliers and the customers and their communities. The board will build on the Waitrose Way, treading the earth lightly, treating people fairly, trading locally and enabling all stakeholders to travel well through life. The expertise of the new CSR board will be harnessed to ensure Waitrose stays in the vanguard of being socially responsible and commercially effective.’

Notes to editors
1 – Waitrose panel members:

  • Mark Price, Managing Director
  • Mark Williamson, Commercial Director
  • Rupert Thomas, Marketing Director
  • Nigel Keen, Development Director
  • Helen Hyde, Personnel Director
  • Benet Northcote, Head of Corporate CSR, the John Lewis Partnership
  • Connor Shaw – Waitrose branch Partner and team leader
  • Secretary – Quentin Clark, Head of Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing, Waitrose.

Waitrose – Waitrose, Britain’s favourite supermarket*, has 303 shops in the UK and Channel Islands and is consistently achieving sales growth significantly ahead of the market**. Its strong performance has been driven by the success of the essential Waitrose range, Brand Price Match, an unmatchable top tier of products and free delivery for online shopping, as well as a long term commitment to sourcing the UK’s finest local and regional foods. Waitrose combines the convenience of a supermarket with the expertise and service of a specialist shop – dedicated to offering quality food that has been responsibly sourced combined with high standards of customer service.

* Which? Annual Supermarket Satisfaction Survey, Favourite Food & Grocery Retailer at Verdict’s annual Consumer Satisfaction Awards; Favourite Supermarket at Good Housekeeping Awards
** Kantar Worldpanel

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For further information please contact:

Jess Hughes
Corporate Communications Manager, Waitrose
Telephone: 01344 824294
Mobile: 07764 676850

Sainsbury’s is part of new UK government initiative to improve lives of workers and farmers in supply chains around the world

London, UK, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is part of a new £4 million UK government initiative to improve the lives of workers and farmers in supply chains around the world.

Judith Batchelar, Director of Sainsbury’s Brand, says:

“As part of Sainsbury’s commitment to creating a positive impact in the countries we source from, we are proud to be partnering with DfID on two new projects in Africa.

An innovative radio show will give thousands of small scale farmers, workers and communities in Kenya access to vital education and skills to address challenging social issues.Coupled with the delivery of a training programme for fruit supply chain workers in South Africa, both projects will contribute to securing healthier lives and more sustainable livelihoods for those that need it most.

By investing in nurturing skills, supporting development and encouraging healthier lives, Sainsbury’s is ensuring our customers will have the best quality fresh products today and in the years ahead.”

In Kenya, we are embarking on a ground-breaking project involving over 26,000 farmers and workers – plus their families and communities – who supply our vegetables, flowers and tea. An exciting and informative radio show will be broadcast over 6 months (by partner Well Told Story), addressing issues such as financial literacy, nutrition and health, giving listeners valuable knowledge and skills for healthier lives and more secure futures. We will also work with local NGO Real Impact, to construct a demonstration farm where workers can learn more about how to grow and cook more nutritious food to feed themselves and their families.

An ambitious project involving workers in Sainsbury’s fruit supply chains across five regions in South Africa, we will be working with the National Training Institute to deliver courses to provide skills and opportunities for participants to gain better and more secure jobs. Some of those involved will have the chance to travel to the UK to see what happens when the apples, pears, grapes and nectarines they pick or pack, reach our stores.


Sainsbury’s is part of new UK government initiative to improve lives of workers and farmers in supply chains around the world

Sainsbury’s is part of new UK government initiative to improve lives of workers and farmers in supply chains around the world

Children in UK to learn about where food comes from with The Tesco Eat Happy Project’s initiative Farm to Fork

Farm to Fork visits open to every primary school in the UK

Cheshunt, England, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Every primary school in the UK will be given the chance to learn more about food and where it comes from as part of a major new food education programme launched today.

Farm to Fork, the first initiative from The Tesco Eat Happy Project, is backed by supporters including Diabetes UK, the Children’s Food Trust and the NFU. From the end of February kids will be able to go on educational Farm to Fork trails in factories, on farms and in supermarkets, for practical demonstrations of where food comes from and how it is made.

The ambition is to take one million of the five million primary school children in the UK on the Farm To Fork trails in the project’s first year.

Through technology, classes will also have the opportunity to talk to food suppliers across the world, for example banana growers in Costa Rica, through Google+ hangouts and live video chats, using Google’s Connected Classrooms. Tesco is also partnering with Sorted Food, Europe’s largest social media cooking channel to engage children with content that makes cooking fun and accessible.

The Tesco Eat Happy Project is a commitment to improving children’s relationship with food and it forms part of the company’s wider ambition to help and encourage all of its customers and colleagues to lead healthier and more active lives. With eating habits starting in early childhood, Tesco aims to help primary school children learn and have a healthier relationship with food.

The project launches as new research from the Future Foundation reveals that even though 90 per cent of kids say they know which foods are healthy, fewer than ten per cent achieve their five-a-day target. More than half (52 per cent) believe potatoes count towards the total, and one in ten (10 per cent) also count carrot cake.

The Future Foundation report highlights British parents’ concerns about their kids’ relationship with food: two-thirds believe children eat much more convenience food than they did and an astounding eighty per cent say their kids are less healthy than they used to be as kids. Half of parents fear the impact of their children’s diet on long-term health.

In light of these findings, Tesco is pledging £15 million to the Eat Happy Project in the first year alone.

Farm to Fork is the first initiative of the Eat Happy Project. Developed in close working with teachers and in line with the curriculum, Farm to Fork will involve:

  • Specially trained colleagues in more than 700 Tesco stores across the UK teaching kids about different foods and giving practical demonstrations, for example baking bread, tasting new fruits and vegetables and learning all about fish.
  • Food suppliers across the country opening their farms and factories to teach kids how, for example, milk is produced, where eggs come from and how lettuce grows.
  • Tesco partnering with Sorted Food, Europe’s largest social media cooking channel.  The Sorted team will help to engage people with content that makes cooking social, fun and accessible.
  • An innovative new partnership with Google’s Connected Classrooms, through which Tesco will become the first company in the UK to offer educational “virtual field trips” for primary schools to talk to producers and Tesco colleagues around the world.
  • A dedicated website with lesson plans, recipes and “how to” videos for children, parents and teachers.

The Farm-To-Fork trails and Connected Classrooms will be open to every primary school in the UK.

Tesco UK Managing Director, Chris Bush, said:

“We know parents are concerned that kids don’t always understand how food is made and where it comes from, which is important to developing a strong positive lifelong relationship with food.  Working closely with teachers, our suppliers and a number of partners including the Children’s Food Trust, we want to help make the relationship primary school kids have with food better, and that’s the aim of the Eat Happy Project. It’s part of our ambition to help all of our customers and colleagues lead healthier lives and just one of the ways we are using our scale to help communities across the UK.”

The second phase of The Tesco Eat Happy Project, to launch later in the year, will involve cookery courses for kids in stores, working with the Children’s Food Trust.

Peter Kendall, President of the NFU said:

“The NFU welcomes this initiative which encourages children to learn more about where their food comes from and the important role British farming has in producing traceable and sustainable food. Children of today will become the food-buyers of the future and we hope this scheme helps to increase loyalty and support for British farmers and the high quality food we produce.”

Pete Mountstephen, Chair of the Primary Heads Association, said:

“The key to reconnecting kids’ knowledge of food to what they eat is getting them excited, at a young age, about where their favourite food comes from and how it gets to their plate.  Schoolchildren across the UK definitely have the appetite to learn, engage and understand more about the provenance of their favourite meals and in particular discover and explore the farms and other suppliers of that food.

“I’m hugely excited about the Farm-to-Fork initiative and the aims of the Tesco Eat Happy Project and I have no doubt the UK’s primary schoolchildren will thoroughly enjoy their experiences on the Farm-to-Fork trails.”

Simon O’Neill, Diabetes UK’s Director of Health Intelligence said:

“The Tesco Eat Happy Project is a great initiative that will help children understand the importance of eating a healthy balanced diet. The best way to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the future – whatever age you are – is to maintain a healthy weight by eating a healthy, balanced diet and by being regularly physically active.  Making sensible food choices and adapting your eating habits can also help people with diabetes to better manage their condition and avoid complications.”

Carmel McConnell, Founder of children’s education and health charity, Magic Breakfast, said:

“Most children need active encouragement to go outside their favourite food habits, to try different types of food, in the correct proportions, in order to have a healthy and well-balanced diet. However many families don’t have the money, or time, or food awareness to be able to do this successfully, which can mean children miss out on vital nutrients, as well as the chance to discover new flavours and recipes.  So, in trying to broaden the food horizons of a million primary school children, the Tesco Eat Happy project looks like a welcome and ambitious new approach to children’s food education and I am pleased to be able to give my support to a great scheme encouraging healthier family eating.’

Marvin Chow, Global Marketing Director for Google+ said:

“We’re delighted to work with Tesco on their food education programme through Google+ Connected Classrooms to bring their virtual field trips to classrooms in the UK and globally via Google+ Hangouts. It’s great to see a brand use Google+ technology to educate children on where food comes from, helping them develop a healthier relationship with it.”

Jamie Spafford, Sorted Food said:

“Sorted’s mission has always been to get young people into the kitchen cooking up great food. The Eat Happy Project seems like a great way to get that message out to more people, and helps to kick start the health of the next generation.”

Linda Cregan, Chief Executive of the Children’s Food Trust said:

“Everyone at the Children’s Food trust is looking forward to working with Tesco on this exciting new project. Improving the diets of our children should be a priority for all of us. Parents, schools and food retailers and manufacturers all have a responsibility to make sure our children are eating healthy, nutritious food. If our children grow up with an understanding and interest in both cooking and eating healthy food they have the best opportunity to reach their full potential.

“Being overweight or obese from an early age puts our children at a massive disadvantage from the word go and we can all support parents in safeguarding their children’s health.

“As the country’s biggest supermarket chain it is fantastic Tesco are taking the initiative to make this change. Encouraging the nation to improve its diet is a huge challenge and we need companies like Tesco to get involved if we are going to make a change. With their influence, resources and reach we’re sure they can make a big difference to our children’s diet.”

Notes to editors

  1. Schools should register their interest now for the Farm to Fork Trails (which start on 25 February) at www.tesco.com/eathappyproject
  2. Amongst the food suppliers already signed up to participate are: Arla (dairy), Greenvale (potatoes), Noble Foods (eggs), Gs Produce (vegetables and salad) and Berryworld (fresh berries).
  3. Tesco is also building a new tool to help give customers better information about the nutritional content of their shopping baskets. The Healthy Little Choices Tracker will also help Tesco better understand how promotions and offers can help to encourage healthy choices.
  4. The Future Foundation report, “The Current State of Kids’ Health: The Nutrition Gap”, was commissioned by Tesco with research carried out between August and September 2013.
  5. Tesco has provided financial support for an update of a British Nutrition Foundation Briefing Paper “Diet, Nutrition and Schoolchildren: an update“, written by Dr Elisabeth Weichselbaum and Professor Judith Buttriss, published today in Nutrition Bulletin, 39, 9–73, 2014. Tesco has also consulted the British Nutrition Foundation on the development of the project, and the cooking skills and recipe support has been developed in collaboration with the Foundation.
  6. Tesco is committed to using its scale for good in order to make a positive difference to some of the biggest challenges facing the world. Tesco has set three big ambitions in areas where it can make a real contribution and create value for society as a whole: creating opportunities for young people; helping and encouraging customers and colleagues to lead healthier lives; and leading in reducing food waste globally. To read more about these ambitions, visit the Tesco plc website.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on
01992 644645

We are a team of over 530,000 people in 12 markets dedicated to bringing the best value, choice and service to our millions of customers each week. Our core purpose is ‘we make what matters better, together’.


Meijer unveils the top five fruits and veggies shoppers bought in 2013

Grand Rapids, MI, US, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Each year a few rising stars in the produce department capture the public’s attention and are touted by friends, foodies and food bloggers alike. But what are consumers actually buying at the grocery store? Two experts from Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer Meijer – Produce Buyer Scott Calandra and Healthy Living Advisor and Registered Dietitian Melissa Hehmann – share what fresh produce shoppers bought in Meijer stores across the Midwest and predict what to watch for this year.

Top-selling Produce in 2013

1. Power Greens 

Kale is the leafy green veggie that took the nation by storm in 2012 and continued to enjoy strong growth in 2013. Kale’s “Power Green” cousins Brussels sprouts, organic salads, and bagged greens topped the retailer’s highest-selling produce list. Bagged baby kale saw the biggest growth in 2013 with a nearly 200 percent sales jump from 2012, according to Meijer Produce Buyer Scott Calandra.

Why the big jump? It’s all about nutrition, explains Meijer Healthy Living Advisor and Registered Dietitian Melissa Hehmann. “The leafy, nutrient-dense foods in the Power Green category pack a big nutritional punch without a lot of calories – a great combination,” she said. “The popularity of bagged Power Greens is all about convenience – less time spent on washing, trimming and chopping.”

2. Fresh Herbs

As consumers gravitate toward more nutritional options at mealtime, they don’t necessarily want to compromise on taste. At the same time, consumer palates are becoming more sophisticated.  Home cooks, who would have previously added salt, are more often using fresh herbs like basil and cilantro to enhance flavor.

“Salt used to be the go-to way to bring out the taste of foods,” said Hehmann, “but we’re trying to educate consumers to limit their sodium intake to reduce the risks associated with high blood pressure. Herbs are a great alternative, and another excellent source for antioxidants.”

3 Portabella Mushrooms

With trends like “Meatless Monday,” Meijer is seeing more and more consumers swapping out meats for veggie alternatives. “The meaty texture and savory flavor of portabella mushrooms make them a good option for someone looking for a meat substitute,” Calandra said. Families aren’t just replacing meat, but finding ways to make it stretch further, such as mixing chopped mushrooms into ground beef. “Which, coincidentally, is also a great way to sneak more vegetables into your family’s diet,” Hehmann added.

4. Sweet Potatoes

Consumers have moved on from carbohydrate avoidance to acceptance and are now looking for healthier varieties of carbs, according to Hehmann. “Sweet potatoes offer more vitamins and fiber than traditional white potatoes, and add a vibrant color to dishes. And research has actually shown that the fiber gained from eating steamed or boiled sweet potatoes can help reduce the blood sugar of people with diabetes,” Hehmann said.

5. Clementines 

Sales of the mandarin and sweet orange hybrid at Meijer more than doubled in 2013. Clementines are an easy-to-peel fruit, which makes them a “healthy low calorie snack for kids and adults alike,” Hehmann said.

Produce Predictions for 2014

Meijer predicts that kale’s popularity will continue to pave the way for other Power Greens like Swiss chard and turnip greens this year. “Consumers are being more adventurous in produce choices, so if they liked kale, they may reach for another unfamiliar green,” Hehmann said. In addition to trying new produce, consumers are rethinking traditional staples like cauliflower. “Cauliflower can be mashed like potatoes, grilled like steak, and used as a gluten-free option for things like pizza crust.”

Meijer also expects to see continued growth in organics and the Meijer Locally Grown program, which supplies Meijer stores around the Midwest with fruits and vegetables from more than 100 local growers in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. “Organics is one of our fasted growing categories in the Meijer produce department,” Calandra said. “And Meijer shoppers enjoy shopping produce grown near their community and around the Midwest.”

About Meijer
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 204 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive electronics departments, garden centers and apparel offerings. Additional information on Meijer and the ability to shop for more can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

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Meijer unveils the top five fruits and veggies shoppers bought in 2013

Meijer unveils the top five fruits and veggies shoppers bought in 2013


Dunkin’ Donuts to open 13 new restaurants throughout Oklahoma City with franchise partner OKD Holdings

Canton, MA, US, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group, OKD Holdings, to develop 13 new restaurants throughout Oklahoma City, Okla. The first of the planned restaurants will open in 2015.

Together, this team led by second generation Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Misha Goli and his partners will manage and oversee the company’s daily operations for each restaurant. Goli currently owns four restaurants throughout Oklahoma City and has a vast knowledge of the QSR industry.

“We are excited to continue to expand Dunkin’ Donuts’ presence throughout Oklahoma City and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” said Misha Goli, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “We have a passion and loyalty for the brand and look forward to the opening of our Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the years to come.”

Opportunities still remain available throughout Oklahoma in Tulsa as well as outside the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. To drive its expansion efforts, Dunkin’ Donuts has aligned its strategy to support the growth opportunities and consumer needs of individual markets.

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new look includes four distinct restaurant design options for franchisees, each featuring variations in layout, color schemes, graphics, textures, furniture and/or lighting. These designs enhance the current restaurant appearance, environment and layout to serve people all day long. Unlike other quick-service restaurants, Dunkin’ Donuts allows franchisees to select individual elements from any of the four options, creating a restaurant design that reflects their personal tastes and preferences, and best serves their specific restaurant size and location.

Building a solid network of stores within a market enables Dunkin’ Donuts to invest in a distribution model that provides consistent, high-quality products that guests expect. In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas and universities, as well as other retail environments.

“Our secret to success is our passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “We believe these existing franchise partners will become an important part of the local communities they serve.”

Since the 1950s, Dunkin’ Donuts has been a daily ritual for millions of people. For more than 60 years, Dunkin’ Donuts has offered delicious food, beverages, and friendly service at a great value. To best serve its guests, Dunkin’ Donuts offers an all-day menu including iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® Packs, Coolatta® frozen drinks, muffins, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

About Dunkin’ Donuts  
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for seven years running. The company has more than 10,500 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Dunkin’ Donuts’ restaurants had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $6.9 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.


Target and Shakira partner to release exclusive deluxe edition of the award-winning Latin powerhouse’s new album

Minneapolis, MN, US, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target® Corp. (NYSE: TGT) and international pop sensation Shakira are teaming up to release an exclusive deluxe edition of the award-winning Latin powerhouse’s new album, “Shakira.” The partnership is Target’s first major artist collaboration of 2014 and continues Target’s commitment to working with fan-favorite musicians to bring guests more content from the artists they love. The exclusive deluxe edition will include three bonus tracks and is available for pre-order now at Target.com.

“There were three special songs I recorded for ‘Shakira’ that I decided to save for the version of the album available only at Target,” said Shakira.

The exclusive deluxe edition of “Shakira” will be available in all U.S. Target stores and at Target.com on March 25, 2014. Fans got their first look at the Target and Shakira collaboration with the debut of a broadcast spot during the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on CBS.

“With three special bonus songs on our exclusive album, Shakira joins an unparalleled group of remarkable artists that partner with Target to give our guests more music,” said Anne Stanchfield, divisional merchandise manager of entertainment, Target. “Shakira is an international icon with an enormous following of fans that love her distinctive voice, boundless energy and hallmark dance moves. Guests will be thrilled with the three bonus tracks that can only be found at Target.”

For the latest news about Shakira’s Target exclusive deluxe edition, fans can visit ABullseyeView.com.

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,921 stores – 1,797 in the United States and 124 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit target.com/corporateresponsibility.

For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom.


Target and Shakira partner to release exclusive deluxe edition of the award-winning Latin powerhouse’s new album


Ingles Markets to provide real-time online webcast and rebroadcast of its first quarter earnings conference call on February 3, 2014

Asheville, North Carolina, US, 2014-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) will provide an online, real-time webcast and rebroadcast of its first quarter earnings conference call on February 3, 2014. Ingles plans to release earnings for its first quarter ended December 28, 2013, on February 3, 2014.

The live broadcast of Ingles Markets’ quarterly conference call will be available on-line at: www.ingles-markets.com on February 3, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time). The online replay will follow immediately and continue for 90 days. To hear the Company’s conference call live, dial 913-312-0958. A replay will be available from 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on February 3 until 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on February 9. To listen to the playback, call 719-457-0820, reservation number 6126051.

Ingles Markets, Incorporated is a leading supermarket chain with operations in six southeastern states. Headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, the Company operates 203 supermarkets. In conjunction with its supermarket operations, the Company operates neighborhood shopping centers, most of which contain an Ingles supermarket. The Company also owns a fluid dairy facility that supplies Company supermarkets and unaffiliated customers. The Company’s Class A Common Stock is traded on The NASDAQ Stock Market’s Global Select Market under the symbol IMKTA. For more information, visit Ingles’ website at www.ingles-markets.com.

Ron Freeman
Chief Financial Officer
(828) 669-2941 (Ext. 223)