Meijer to build its first dairy production facility in Ohio

New Plant Will Employ 100 Ohioans

Tipp City, Ohio, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Officials from JobsOhio, The Dayton Development Coalition and Tipp City joined Governor John Kasich and Meijer representatives for the much-anticipated groundbreaking of the Midwest retailer’s first dairy production facility in Ohio. The new facility will employ 100 Ohioans who will help produce a variety of dairy products including milk, cottage cheese and yogurt.

“Meijer has had a strong presence in Ohio for decades with its retail stores. Choosing the Dayton region and Tipp City for this new facility strengthens that presence and provides more than 100 Ohioans with good jobs,” said JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor. “With our partners at the Dayton Development Coalition and Tipp City, we look forward to growing this productive relationship with Meijer for many years to come.”

The 173,000-square-foot expansion will include a 105,000 square foot dairy facility, which will service 100 stores in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. A family-owned company headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., Meijer operates 207 supercenters and grocery stores in the Midwest that employs more than 60,000 people across five states.

“Meijer is very pleased to continue our investment and growth in Ohio,” said Mark Murray, Co-CEO for the Michigan-based retailer. “This expansion allows us to enhance our commitment to provide the freshest products for our customers, while growing our manufacturing capabilities and Meijer brand offerings.”

“The Meijer groundbreaking is yet another exciting announcement for the Dayton Region and the great state of Ohio,” said Jeff Hoagland, President & CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition. “The Dayton Development Coalition remains diligent and focused on company expansions, job creation, capital investment and economic growth for the entire Dayton Region.”

“Tipp City is looking forward to Meijer’s commitment to another 103 jobs and $100 million in investment into our community,” said Pat Hale, Mayor of Tipp City.  “They continue to be a great company and employer in Tipp City and in Ohio.”

Meijer plans on beginning hiring for the new dairy facility in Tipp City later this year. For more information on current job openings at the Meijer Distribution Center, visit http://jobs.meijer.com/newstore. Enter “Tipp City” in the location search field at top of page and click “Go.” Job opportunities will be outlined within the postings.

About JobsOhio
JobsOhio is a private, non-profit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts.  Learn more at jobs-ohio.com.

Contact: Matt Englehart, JobsOhio, (614) 300-1152; Joe Hirschmugl, 616-791-3943, joseph.hirschmugl@meijer.com

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Meijer to build its first dairy production facility in Ohio

Meijer to build its first dairy production facility in Ohio

Stop & Shop recalls Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers due to potential Salmonella contamination

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Boulder Brands, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Crackers, 4.25 oz., UPC 67852303861, Best By October 26, 2014

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Boulder Brands Customer Service at 201-421-3970. In addition customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at 1- 800-767-7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com.

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

Contacts:
Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
arlene.putterman@stopandshop.com

Jenny Krupski
Stop & Shop New England Division
(617) 276-7756
jkrupski@webershandwick.com

Giant Food of Landover, Md. recalls Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers due to potential Salmonella contamination

Landover, MD, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Boulder Brands, Giant Food of Landover, Md. announced it removed from sale Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Snack Crackers due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following product is included in this recall:

  • Glutino Rosemary and Olive Oil Crackers, 4.25 oz., UPC 67852303861, Best By October 26, 2014

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. Consumption of food contaminated with Salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. Salmonella infections can be life-threatening, especially to those with weak immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy. The most common manifestations of salmonellosis are diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within eight to 72 hours. Additional symptoms may be chills, headache, nausea and vomiting that can last up to seven days.

Customers who have purchased the product should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Boulder Brands Customer Service at 201-421-3970. In addition customers may call Giant Customer Service at 1-888-469- 4426 for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at www.GiantFood.com.

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 170 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 170 stores are 157 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.GiantFood.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Morrisons starts online food delivery service in Manchester and Hull

Bradford, England, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons’ online delivery service is moving further into its Northern heartland, and will be making its first drop-offs around Manchester and Hull from 6.00am on Monday 2nd June 2014.

Its distinctive yellow vans will be delivering groceries to more than 807,000 homes across the Greater Manchester area and more than 148,000 homes over Hull & Beverley as it rolls out the service across the UK.

To coincide with this launch, Morrisons has added a unique new service to its online offering: customers will be able to have chilled beer, wine & soft drinks delivered to their doors. This is the first time any online retailer has been able to offer this and it is made possible due to Morrisons’ unique ‘central pick model’.

Morrisons expects its online service to receive a kick start. Many of its shoppers at the 28 stores based in these regions already also shop online but until now it has been with one of its rivals. They are expected to be the first shoppers to sign up.

The supermarket – working in partnership with Ocado – will look to maintain its existing 96% success rate for delivering on-time and a product substitution rate of less than 1%. Also, as part of Morrisons’ ‘Great Service Everyday’ approach, customers are able to book one hour time slots and are given the opportunity to check the freshness of the products before accepting them.

The Morrisons.com offer replicates many in-store services provided by the company’s Market Street butchers, bakers and fishmongers.

For example, a virtual butcher, enables customers to choose how thickly their steak is cut. Orders will then be expertly prepared by Morrisons’ Academy-trained butchers in its manufacturing sites.

Jamie Winter, Trading Director of Online Food at Morrisons, said: “We’re proud of our Northern heritage and are delighted to arrive in Manchester and Hull.

“We want to challenge preconceived ideas of online grocery services by surprising shoppers with just how good an experience it can be with us.”

Residents can visit www.morrisons.com to determine whether their home is located within the serviced area.

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Wincor Nixdorf and Wayne Fueling Systems to establish global strategic alliance

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wayne Fueling Systems, a global provider of fuel dispensing, automation, and control technologies for retail and commercial fuel stations, and Wincor Nixdorf, a leading supplier of IT solutions and equipment to retailers, retail banking and fuel stations, have announced today that they are establishing a global strategic alliance to provide industry leading forecourt control, point-of-sale, back-office, and payment solutions to fuel retailing customers around the world.

Under this new alliance, Wayne will provide its latest retail fuel station technology, including its Wayne Helix fuel dispenser and Wayne Fusion forecourt system. Wincor Nixdorf will supply its NAMOS software solution suite for end-to-end retail store operation and the BEETLE point-of-sale (POS) terminal family. The unified platform will deliver valuable functionality across a full range of retail fuel systems to benefit global, regional, national oil companies, branded wholesalers, high-volume retailers, fleet operations, and independent fuel station retailers.

The alliance combines each business’ extensive expertise and years of experience in the retail fueling sector. “As a result of this cooperation, new solutions will be launched in many regions to help create a consistent customer experience and bring more flexibility to the fueling industry by offering broader access to payment and loyalty systems,” explains Horst von Wels, Vice President and Head of Service Station International at Wincor Nixdorf.

“Wayne and Wincor Nixdorf have invested in developing and architecting products and technology on standard global platforms,” said Neil Thomas, CEO of Wayne Fueling Systems. “Because of this shared mindset, it was apparent that an alliance between the two companies would offer fuel retailers the best forecourt control and point-of-sales solution available in the industry today with unmatched scale and flexibility to meet the needs of customers around the world.”

“Retail fuel station operators benefit from faster end-to-end implementation of new functions, more innovative enhancements to existing solutions, and highly efficient project rollouts,” says Horst von Wels. “Equally important, they also benefit from a long-term secure investment in global platforms based on flexible technology that is designed to provide one base for a multitude of different business processes and retail store networks.”

Wayne and Wincor Nixdorf will use their extensive product portfolios to simplify IT requirements for the retail fuel industry and help give site owners the flexibility they need to capitalize on their technology investments. This solution, announced during the UNITI Expo, a new international trade fair held in Stuttgart, Germany, creates an industry-leading technology platform that centralizes onsite information technology and complements retail fueling operations.

About Wayne Fueling Systems
Wayne Fueling Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of fuel dispensers, payment terminals, forecourt control devices, point-of-sale and other measurement and control solutions to the retail and commercial fueling industry. Wayne has been at the forefront of innovation since it was founded in 1891 and is responsible for many of the breakthrough technologies that have transformed fuel retailing. Through a global network of distributors and service partners, Wayne products are sold and supported in over 140 countries around the world. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Wayne also has major design and assembly operations in Sweden, Brazil and China. www.wayne.com

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Retail Banking Research: Wincor Nixdorf maintained market leadership in Europe for electronic POS solution deliveries to retailers

Market leadership in Europe maintained

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf maintained its market leadership in electronic POS solution deliveries to retailers in Europe and also solidified its market position as the no. 2 in the world for the segments food/non-food and general merchandise. These are two key results from the latest market study published by the British company Retail Banking Research (RBR).

Europe’s leading provider of electronic POS solutions thus kept up the positive development of recent years and was able to grow disproportionately quickly compared with the overall POS market. By maintaining its market share in Europe, the IT company succeeded in keeping its considerable lead over the runner-up.

The IT specialist’s disproportionate growth in business with electronic POS solutions was particularly evident in its established European markets, but the significant increase in deliveries in the US market also contributed to the success.

Thomas Fell, responsible for worldwide business with retail companies at Wincor Nixdorf, sees the latest study as confirmation of the company’s strategy: “We managed to achieve that our customers rely on Wincor Nixdorf’s highly available end-to-end solutions for their international expansion,” he says, adding that Wincor Nixdorf was also successful in increasing the volume of business via its indirect sales channel.

Overall, he is convinced that the company has the broadest portfolio on the entire international market, providing customers with solution configurations tailored to their specific requirements. In addition, there is increasing demand in the market for all-in-one solutions, which Wincor Nixdorf has systematically added to its portfolio over the past months.

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Groupe Auchan’s Simply City to open in Mazargues, Marseille

Mazargues, Marseille, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Simply Market’s new supermarket model Simply City Mazargues will be opening its doors on June 5 in Mazargues, a residential district of Marseille (South of France). This neighbourhood supermarket model is based on fresh products and convenience for everyday shopping.

A new neighbourhood supermarket concept

Simply City features on 670 sqm a simple and carefully chosen product range of almost 8,000 different self-service items, on sale in a modern and high-quality atmosphere. Its extensive range, which is tailored to local customers, covers all needs and comprises a broad selection of Auchan products. Fresh products, fruit and vegetables, meat, ready-to-eat foods, organic and frozen products all feature prominently and offer excellent value-for-money. Regional products from Corsica and Italy add a little variety to the retailing mix, while fresh bread cooked on the premises throughout the day offers guaranteed freshness.<

A first store in Marseille Mazargues

Simply City provides a fast, convenient and competitively-priced shopping solution, with extended opening hours to match the life-style of this dynamic residential district of Marseille. In terms of service, a parcel collection point is available for customers’ use.What future developments are planned for Simply City?

A further opening is scheduled for the autumn in a student environment in Lyon. Alongside Simply Market, the traditional supermarket banner and A2pas, the urban retail model tailored to very small sales areas, the Supermarkets’ business line of Groupe Auchan now offers via the Simply City concept a further choice and a comprehensive range of retail models suited to all environments.

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CBRE Group Inc. named in FORTUNE 500 list of US’s largest companies for 7 years in a row

Los Angeles, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group Inc. has been named to the FORTUNE 500 list of the largest U.S.-based companies for the seventh straight year. CBRE was the highest-ranked commercial real estate firm in the 2014 rankings and remains the only commercial real estate services firm ever included on this prestigious list.

The FORTUNE 500 ranks U.S.-based companies by total revenue. CBRE was ranked at #363 on the list in 2014, up from 387 in 2013.

“CBRE continues to climb the ranks of Fortune 500 companies by combining global scale and service offering depth with unparalleled market insight to deliver great outcomes for our clients,” said Bob Sulentic, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBRE.

Earlier this year, CBRE was the highest ranked commercial real estate services firm on FORTUNE’s list of the Most Admired Companies. CBRE was also named the top global brand in commercial real estate by The Lipsey Company for the 13th consecutive year.

CBRE provides a broad range of commercial real estate services on a global basis. The company was responsible for more than $223.2 billion of property sales and lease transactions in 2013, and managed more than 3.5 billion sq. ft. (including properties managed by affiliates) of commercial properties and corporate facilities as of December 31, 2013.

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.

For Further Information

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Corey Mirman
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CBRE Group, Inc. recognized as top three outsourcing services provider in the world for 2014 according to IAOP Global Outsourcing 100©

CBRE Maintains Position as Top Commercial Real Estate Services Firm in IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 ©

​Los Angeles, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has been recognized as a top three outsourcing services provider in the world for 2014, and is once again the highest-ranked commercial real estate services company, according to the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals’ (IAOP) Global Outsourcing 100©. CBRE is the first commercial real estate services firm to be ranked in the top three.

The Global Outsourcing 100 ranks the top outsourcing service providers across all industries. The rankings are determined by an independent panel of judges based on characteristics such as size and growth rate, customer references, demonstrated competencies, and management capabilities. The IAOP panel credited CBRE with particular strengths in global presence, employee management and executive leadership.

“We are very proud of our continued strong performance on the IAOP ranking – the premier benchmark against which all outsourcing service providers are measured. Our number three ranking this year is testament to the success of our people in creating sig​nificant value and delivering superior results for clients around the world.  We thank our clients for entrusting us with their real estate portfolios,” said Bill Concannon, CBRE’s chief executive officer of Global Corporate Services.

Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO, added that “the companies named on these lists have demonstrated their expertise following a rigorous, independently judged process and represent the top in the industry.”

CBRE provides a broad range of commercial real estate services on a global basis. The company was responsible for more than $223.2 billion of property sales and lease transactions in 2013, and managed more than 3.5 billion sq. ft. (including properties managed by affiliates) of commercial properties and corporate facilities as of December 31, 2013. The Company signed a record 210 long-term outsourcing contracts with occupiers in 2013, and signed another 63 in the first quarter of 2014.

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.

About IAOP
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting association and advocate for outsourcing professionals and the organizations they support. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit http://www.IAOP.org.

For Further Information

Robert Mcgrath
T +1 212 9848267
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SM Investments Corporation to issue US Dollar Bonds with maturity of up to ten years

Manila, Philippines, 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Investments Corporation (SM) announced today that its Board of Directors approved the issuance of US Dollar Bonds with maturity of up to ten years. SM appointed Citi and Standard Chartered Bank as Joint Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners. The offering is intended to be used for general corporate purposes, including refinancing of existing debts.

The Board of Directors also authorized the management to negotiate with Citi and Standard Chartered Bank and finalize the amount, terms and pricing of the Bond issue subject to the prevailing market conditions.

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For further information, please contact:

Ms. Corazon P. Guidote
Senior Vice President for Investor Relations
SM Investments Corporation
E-mail: cora.guidote@sminvestments.com
Tel. No. 857-0117

DeCA named Mildred Ives its new chief technology officer

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-6-4 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Mildred Ives has been named DeCA’s new chief technology officer, effective May 19.

She fills the position previously occupied by Jeff Perry, who is now the agency’s chief information officer. He had been CTO since 2011 and continued acting in that position until Ives’ selection.

As chief technology officer, Ives oversees the daily operation of DeCA’s technical infrastructure, network, data centers, service desk, desktop support and sustainment of the major applications.

Ives comes to DeCA from the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., where she was chief of its IT service delivery since 2008. She managed Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate, which includes applications, engineering, and operations and maintenance branches. She oversaw activities such as software design, development, testing and project implementation.

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