7-Eleven adds Chicken Dippers to their Hot Foods Menu

Retailer Adds 100% White Meat Pieces to Address Growing Snack Market

Dallas, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — As meals and snacks continue to morph to interchangeable eating occasions, 7-Eleven, Inc. adds another small-snack, big-value item to its hot foods line-up.

Chicken Dippers are pieces of 100-percent, high-quality white-meat chicken with no fillers that are lightly breaded in a tasty coating and served with a choice of Ancho Chipotle, Ranch or Honey Mustard dipping sauce. A cup-holder in the specially designed Dippers packaging helps keeps the sauce from spilling. Six “dippers” and sauce are value-priced at $1.99 at participating 7-Eleven® stores.

“Since we launched hot foods nationally five years ago, our chicken breast tenders and wings have been top-sellers, so we know our customers love chicken,” said Kelly Buckley, 7-Eleven vice president of Fresh Food Innovation. “Chicken Dippers are flavorful, juicy and can satisfy those who are hungry for a snack or small meal.”

The new Chicken Dippers are part of 7-Eleven’s proprietary hot-to-go foods currently available in more than 5,200 of 7-Eleven’s 7,800 U.S. stores. They are heated in Turbo Chef ovens, just like the company’s whole and slice pizza, chicken tenders, chicken wings, mozzarella sticks and mini tacos.

Buckley added that consumers gave a “thumbs up” to the quality of the product and flavorful sauces. “The Chicken Dippers proved so popular during limited-time in-store tests that store operators asked to keep them at the conclusion of the trial period,” she said.

Buckley said, “It’s a full-service experience for our guests. All they need to do is choose which sauce they want. Then they are handed a complete package, ready to go. We believe this is another product we can offer to meet the huge consumer demand for hot chicken snacks.”

Year-over-year dining studies show that snacking and all-day dining continue to grow, particularly among Millennials born between 1980 and 2000. In a 2013 study by The Culinary Visions Panel, 30 percent of the respondents say they are snacking even more than they did a year ago, and late afternoon is prime time for snack attacks. Value drives snackers’ food choices, with 70 percent citing value as very important in their decision-making.

7-Eleven began addressing this growing hunger for minis, bits and bites with the successful launch of Mini Tacos in 2012 and subsequent addition of Mozzarella Sticks and Breakfast Empanada Bites last year.

Even better for 7-Eleven, not only is this teen-to-30 group big on snacking, Millennials also shop convenience stores more often than other demographic. Almost 75 percent of them stop at a convenience store at least once a week, reports the 2014 Realities of the Aisle study by Convenience Store News.

“Millennials don’t observe a three-meal-a-day schedule, but rather consume a mix of meals, snacks and mini-meals throughout the day as does the generation behind them,” Buckley said. “They are busy as kids, and life has gotten no less hectic for them as adults. Kids, teens and 20-somethings are the biggest snackers. Our menu has been evolving to include higher quality, value-priced smaller portions, mini-sizes and snacks that appeal not only to Millennials, but also kids and women as well.”

While studies may indicate they do more of it, Millennials don’t have a corner on snacking. A 2010 study published in The Journal of Nutrition said that 97 percent of Americans reported eating snacks, with nearly a quarter of the daily calories coming from food not eaten at one of the day’s three main meals, more than double what it was in 1970. The percentage of calories derived from snacks in the American diet rose two-fold between the late 1970s and 2010, according to analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys data.

About 7-Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 10,300 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are some 52,500 7-Eleven stores in 16 countries. During 2012, 7-Eleven stores generated total worldwide sales close to $84.5 billion. 7-Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #2 on Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies for 2013; #3 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2012, and #3 in Forbes magazine’s Top 20 Franchises to Start. 7-Eleven is No. 3 on Fast Company magazine’s 2013 list of the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail” and among the Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for 2013 by U.S. Veterans Magazine and on GI Jobs magazine’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2014. Hispanic Magazine named 7-Eleven among its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7-Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.

Contact:
Margaret Chabris,
7-Eleven, Inc.
972-828-7285
margaret.chabris@7-11.com

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7-Eleven adds Chicken Dippers to their Hot Foods Menu

Product Recall: Sub Sandwiches and Wraps containing turkey sold on April 15 at Wegmans’ Onondaga Boulevard Sub Shop only

Syracuse, NY, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has initiated a recall of Sub Sandwiches and Wraps containing turkey and sold individually or in party trays on Tuesday, April 15, at Wegmans’ Onondaga Boulevard Sub Shop only. The recall was initiated by two reports that ‘thin strands of flexible, clear plastic wrap’ were found in subs containing turkey purchased in the Sub Shop at the Onondaga store, determined to be a result of inadequate removal of the outer wrap from the turkey before slicing.

Important: This recall does not affect subs or wraps sold at any other Wegmans location, and it only affects subs or wraps that contain turkey..
There are no reported illnesses or injuries associated with this recall.

Wegmans’ Onondaga Boulevard customers who purchased these products should visit the service desk at the Onondaga store for a full refund. Wegmans has also placed automated phone calls to customers who used their Shoppers Club card when purchasing subs or wraps from the Onondaga Sub Shop on April 15 to alert them to the recall.

Wegmans has notified and will work closely with the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets. Customers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact Wegmans Onondaga store at 315-478-3313.

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 83-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for seventeen consecutive years. In 2014, Wegmans ranked #12 on the list.

Contact Information: Evelyn Carter, Syracuse division consumer affairs manager, 315-863-1114

Meijer named “Employer of the Year” by United Cerebral Palsy

Retailer recognized for providing meaningful opportunities to persons with disabilities

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Recognizing its dedication to the employment of persons with disabilities, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has named Meijer “Employer of the Year.” The 2014 Award for Excellence, announced at UCP’s Annual Conference in Nashville, Tenn., demonstrates the retailer’s steadfast commitment to diversity while helping people with disabilities reach their full potential through meaningful employment at Meijer.

From its company-wide initiative to recruit qualified individuals with disabilities for its manufacturing and distribution network to its ongoing partnerships with vocational rehabilitation organizations to effectively source candidates with disabilities, Meijer was recognized for its efforts in fostering an environment where all employees are treated equally and given the tools they need to succeed.

“We are proud to be recognized by United Cerebral Palsy and even prouder that we work every day to focus on what people ‘can do’ rather than what they cannot do,” said Rick Keyes, executive vice president of Supply Chain Operations and Manufacturing for the Grand-Rapids, Mich.-based retailer. “In creating a culture of inclusion and diversity, we strive to see everyone as part of one team and build on team member strengths. In our experience, the results within our distribution network have been fantastic.”

The Awards for Excellence are a way for UCP to recognize the incredible work that our affiliates, friends and partners do to support our mission, and we are thrilled to honor such an extraordinary group this year,” said Stephen Bennett, president and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy. “Meijer in particular demonstrates a commitment to making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities through their comprehensive employment programs. For fostering an environment where all employees are treated equally and given the tools they need to succeed, we are proud to honor Meijer, Inc. with the 2014 Employer of the Year Award.”

In setting a precedent for all workers to respect diversity and to be mindful of disabilities, Keyes said one key to the company’s success is that Meijer provides training to team leaders and supervisors on working with employees with a disability. The company actively seeks partnership with local and state vocational rehabilitation organizations and is an active voice in discussions around Disability Policy Reform for the state of Michigan to create more opportunities for persons with disabilities.

For more information on how the retailer is helping people with disabilities reach their full potential through meaningful employment at Meijer, click here.

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.

About United Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services through an affiliate network to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Together with nearly 100 affiliates, UCP has a mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities by supporting more than 176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time. UCP works to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living and create opportunities—impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities. For more than 60 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in every facet of society. Together, with parents and caregivers, UCP will continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with disabilities to dream their own dreams, for the next 60 years, and beyond. For more information, please visit www.ucp.org.

Contact: Joe Hirschmugl, 616-791-3943, joseph.hirschmugl@meijer.com

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ShopRite to feature Special Olympics New Jersey athlete in its new customized Wheaties box

Keasbey, New Jersey, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Join Special Olympics athletes, along with representatives from the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, ShopRite and General Mills to unveil a customized Wheaties box featuring a Special Olympics New Jersey athlete. ShopRite is a Founding Partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. The custom box, sold exclusively at ShopRite stores, commemorates this year’s Games, which are being held June 14-21 in New Jersey.

Expected to attend are Tom Saker, Senior Vice President, Saker ShopRites, Inc., Christine Magyarits, Manager, Community Relations, ShopRite, TJ Nelligan, Chairman and CEO, 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, and Special Olympics New Jersey Athletes.

The unveiling will be held Wednesday, April 23rd at 11:00 AM at the ShopRite of Hamilton Market Place located at 130 Marketplace Blvd, Hamilton, NJ 08691.

About the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games
The Special Olympics USA Games will be hosted by New Jersey June 14-21, 2014.  Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 family, friends and spectators. The Special Olympics USA Games will celebrate the Special Olympics movement, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport and showcase athletes from throughout the U.S. and the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. The 2014 USA Games will also highlight Special Olympics’ work in sport, education, health and communities. Founding Partners for the 2014 Special Olympic USA Games include 21st Century Fox, Barnabas Health, HESS, KPMG, Prudential, PSE&G, ShopRite, Toys “R” Us and WWE.  Learn more about the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games at www.2014specialolympics.org and follow the Games on Facebook at Facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsUSAGames and Twitter @2014USAGames.

About ShopRite
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States.  With more than 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than five million customers each week.  A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves.  Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $33 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $26 million for local schools, hospitals and community groups.  Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award.  For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.

Contact:  Rachel Gary, 609.647.0751/RDG@2014SpecialOlympics.org
Santina Stankevich, 732.906.5932 / santina.stankevich@wakefern.com

Sobeys Inc. to file legal challenge against Alberta College of Pharmacists to overturn College’s Ban on Rewards Programs

Company Responds to College’s Ban on Rewards Programs

EDMONTON, AB, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albertans who collect reward points, including Air Miles and Club Sobeys, on pharmacy purchases will be shocked to learn that the Alberta College of Pharmacists have adopted a resolution that will prohibit patients from collecting reward points on pharmacy purchases starting May 1, 2014.

“We strongly disagree with the College’s decision,” said Sandra Aylward, Vice President, Professional and Regulatory Affairs, Sobeys Inc. “Studies show that loyalty programs build stronger bonds between patients and their pharmacies, and encourage better patient adherence to prescription medication, which is in the best interests of patient health care.”

Millions of Albertans earn loyalty rewards and choose to use them to enrich their lives, buy products and travel. According to a survey conducted in 2012 by Research Now, 73% of Albertans believe a ban such as this to be unfair.

Sobeys Inc. will file a legal challenge on behalf of both Safeway and Sobeys pharmacy operations in an effort to overturn this unpopular ban.

Sobeys and Safeway pharmacists have been frequently honoured for their exceptional patient care, including Safeway recently being recognized by the Alberta College of Pharmacists as 2014 Alberta Pharmacy of the Year.

Albertans can voice their objections before the ban comes into effect. The company is encouraging pharmacy patients to immediately contact their MLA to express their concerns over the ban.

About Sobeys Inc.
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 106 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys owns or franchises more than 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as more than 330 retail fuel locations. Sobeys and its franchise affiliates employ more than 124,000 people. The company’s goal is to be widely recognized as the best food retailer and workplace environment in Canada. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com.

Media Contact
John Graham, Director of Public Affairs
Safeway Operations, Sobeys Inc.
Phone: (403) 730-3511
Email: john.graham@safeway.com

Sobeys Inc. divests Price Chopper in Winnipeg to The North West Company

STELLARTON, NS, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys Inc. today announced that a binding purchase and sale agreement has been entered into with The North West Company for its Price Chopper location in Winnipeg, MB.

The sale is part of Sobeys’ October, 2013 Consent Agreement with the Competition Bureau related to its purchase of Canada Safeway and is subject to approval by the Competition Bureau.

About Sobeys Inc.
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 106 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys owns or franchises more than 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as more than 330 retail fuel locations. Sobeys and its franchise affiliates employ more than 124,000 people. The company’s goal is to be widely recognized as the best food retailer and workplace environment in Canada. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com.

Media Contact 
Andrew Walker
Senior Vice President
Communications & Corporate Affairs
Sobeys Inc.
(905) 214-6711

Investor Contact 
Stewart Mahoney, CFA
Senior Vice President
Treasury & Investor Relations
Sobeys Inc.
(902) 752-8371ext. 3499

CBRE Group’s 2014 Multi-Housing Annual Market Report released

Los Angeles, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. has released its 2014 Multi-Housing Annual Market Report, which provides in-depth analysis of investment property market trends, the state of the debt and equity markets and a snapshot of multi-housing specialty products, including seniors, student, tax credit and manufactured housing.

“U.S. multi-housing demand strengthened notably at the end of 2013, with the market recording its highest nationwide level of net absorption since 2009—and one its best showings on record—on the back of strong-performing secondary markets,” said Peter Donovan, Senior Managing Director, CBRE Capital Markets, Multi-Housing Group. “There continues to be an abundant supply of equity and debt capital from all types of foreign and domestic players.”

Forty of the nation’s largest investment markets are featured individually with ground-level commentary from CBRE’s top multi-housing professionals. Each market includes an economic snapshot and growth projections, analysis of apartment fundamentals, cap rate estimates and local market transaction history. The report also includes market highlights from Canada and the United Kingdom.

CBRE Research partners with CBRE Capital Markets Multi-Housing Group in the production of this report each year.

Note to editors/journalists: To speak with a CBRE expert or obtain a copy of the report, please email robert.mcgrath@cbre.com or corey.mirman@cbre.com.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue).  The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

Media Contact:

Robert Mcgrath
Director, Sr
T +1 212 9848267

Corey Mirman
Specialist, Sr Communication
T +1 212 9846542

QVC to expand its European presence into France with the launch of new service scheduled for the second quarter of 2015

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, today announced plans to expand its European presence into France. With the launch of the new service scheduled for the second quarter of 2015, QVC will expand its global multimedia ecommerce business to seven operations reaching nine countries.

“As the second largest economy in the European Union, with a robust ecommerce sector and solid digital infrastructure, France offers a strong opportunity for QVC,” said Mike George, president and CEO of QVC, Inc. “Over 27 years, QVC has become the world’s largest video and ecommerce retailer, changing the way the world shops by reimagining shopping, entertainment and social as one. We believe this, in addition to QVC’s stellar customer service, will hold great appeal for French shoppers.”

QVC is working closely with Invest in France Agency, the national agency responsible for promoting and facilitating international investment in France, and regional organization, the Paris Region Economic Development Agency (PREDA), to prepare its entry into the French marketplace.

“QVC brings a highly differentiated multiplatform shopping experience to French consumers and will create significant opportunities for consumer businesses and brands across the region,” said Serge Boscher, managing director, Invest in France Agency. “As a global leader in video-centric ecommerce, QVC’s decision to enter France reflects the evolution of the French marketplace, the new opportunities generated by our growing Digital economy and advances in the TV landscape. Having worked with QVC to facilitate its investment in France, I’m convinced that their business model is uniquely suited to be successful here.”

Sabine Enjalbert, managing director of the PREDA said, “QVC’s decision to locate its operations in the Paris region is testament to the fact that we are a growing center of excellence, specifically in the technology, broadcast and online fields. We look forward to their entrance, creation of jobs and contributions to France.”

QVC and its service partners expect to create approximately 200 jobs in the first two years. The French-language video and ecommerce content will be produced in France by a local team and will be available online, on mobile devices (including iPad®, iPhone®, Android Smartphones and Android Tablets) and on major satellite TV, cable TV and IPTV services in France.

From a supplier perspective, QVC is famous for creating opportunities for inventors, entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized enterprises in its markets and will welcome consumer businesses of all sizes in France. The company’s global scale enables it to offer a wide range of well-known global and French brands, as well as new smaller brands, as it opens a completely new marketplace for French shoppers.

“France has made some bold and innovative changes to its digital infrastructure and strategy in recent years and we believe this provides a great opportunity for QVC to enter the market with a multiplatform offering,” said Steve Hofmann, CEO, QVC Europe. “Today, consumers are operating in a fast-moving and increasingly digital world. People are now purchasing at any time, anywhere, across a multitude of devices, and seeking a higher degree of entertainment in their shopping experience. We believe French customers will enjoy QVC’s fresh content, premiere-branded products and award-winning, world-class customer service. Our goal is to build long-term relationships of trust and confidence with all of our audiences – employees, suppliers and customers in France.”

QVC will offer a highly immersive digital shopping experience, with strong integration across ecommerce, TV, mobile and social platforms. QVC is a leader in creating such immersive experiences, with broadcasts reaching over 300M homes worldwide and ecommerce sites receiving nearly 800 million visits in 2013. According to the 2014 “Internet Retailer Mobile 500,” QVC is the second largest mobile commerce player among all multi-category retailers, behind only Amazon.com. For more information on QVC in France, please visit us at: QVC.FR.

About QVC
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA, LINTB), is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, and jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 300 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and a joint venture in China. West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 27-year history and the company’s website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including without limitation, statements about the planned commencement of services in France and the potential expenditures that may be incurred in connection with the commencement of such services, the production and distribution of content and the sourcing of merchandise. These forward-looking statements involve many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including, without limitation, general market conditions. These forward looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and QVC expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in QVC’s expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Please refer to the publicly filed documents of QVC, including the most recent Form 10-K for additional information about QVC and about the risks and uncertainties related to QVC’s business which may affect the statements made in this press release.

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Commissary Rewards Card offers Android app to access and clip digital coupons

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary Rewards Card users can now download an Android app to access and clip digital coupons.

Available free from the Google Play Store, the Commissary Rewards Android app joins the previously released iPhone/iPad app, giving commissary shoppers access to their rewards card accounts through a vast array of smart phones and tablets.

“We’ve tested the Android app and received good reviews on its ability to connect rewards card users with available coupons,” said Marye Carr, the Defense Commissary Agency’s rewards card manager. “Now with apps for both operating systems, our patrons have more flexibility on when and where they can clip coupons, review their lists of downloaded coupons and track which ones have been redeemed or expired.”

The apps also let customers connect to the nearest commissary via phone numbers and addresses. And, just like accessing their accounts from a desktop computer, Commissary Rewards Card users can always be plugged into new promotions and contests customized for them.

Kellogg’s is offering one such contest, “Win a Family 4th of July in Washington DC,” from May 1-31 for patrons with Commissary Rewards Cards. The grand prize is a trip to Washington, D.C., with three guests to attend a Nationals’ baseball game scheduled for July 2. For more details and additional prizes, visit the coupon selection page here on or after May 1.

Using the rewards card is simple:

  • Get a rewards card at a commissary.
  • Register the card at http://www.commissaries.com/rewards/index.cfm.
  • “Clip” or download coupons to your account (they are automatically loaded to your card).
  • Print a list of your coupons and bring it and your card with you on your next shopping trip.
  • Present your card at checkout so the cashier can scan it for coupons that match your purchased items.
  • Digital coupons are automatically erased from the account as they are redeemed or if they expire.

You can find more information here on the Commissary Rewards Card page. To reach a customer service hotline, call 855-829-6219 or email commissarysupport@inmar.com.

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5–percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices – savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

Media Contact:
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773
kevin.robinson@deca.mil

Harris Teeter announces new yearly payment option in celebration of the company’s 150th Express Lane Online Shopping location

Matthews, N.C., 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter knows its customers lead busy lives, and the company is excited to announce a new yearly payment option in celebration of the company’s 150th Express Lane Online Shopping location which opened last week at the brand new Canton Crossing Harris Teeter in Baltimore, Md.

Harris Teeter’s Express Lane Online Shopping service was introduced to the company’s home market of Charlotte, N.C. in 2000. The goal was to make grocery shopping as easy and convenient as possible. The service has now grown to 150 locations throughout the company’s ever-growing footprint.

To celebrate this milestone and help customers save even more, Harris Teeter has launched a new payment option. In addition to the $4.95 per order option and the $16.95 monthly option – already in place for shoppers who frequently use the service – shoppers can now choose to pay $99.95 for the entire year, allowing them to place as many orders as they would like throughout the year without incurring additional charges.

Shoppers can simply add the yearly fee to their Express Lane Online Shopping bill when placing an order.  From that date, the normal service fee will be automatically waived on all orders for the next 365 days.

“Our shoppers love the convenience of Harris Teeter’s Express Lane Online Shopping service,” said Communication Specialist Danna Jones. “While they are running kids to and from soccer practice and managing their busy lives, we take care of the shopping. Our Express Lane experts not only hand-select the highest quality and freshest items available, but they also load the groceries into the shopper’s car and process payment curbside. Our customers never have to leave their vehicle.”

How does Express Lane Online Shopping work?  Shoppers place their order online at harristeeter.com, and our associates will shop for them.  Customers are able to choose from any products offered in our stores.  Coupons are accepted and stores simply need four hours advance notice to fill orders. As a special offer, Harris Teeter also always credits the $4.95 service fee for new, first-time users.

For more information about Express Lane Online Shopping, please visit www.harristeeter.com.