The National Grocers Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for the passage of two tax extenders bills

Arlington, VA, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) released the following statement applauding the U.S. House of Representatives for the passage of two tax extenders bills Thursday, June 12th: H.R. 4453, the Permanent S-Corporation Built-in Gains Recognition Period Act and H.R. 4457, America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014.

“Today’s passage of these tax provisions will provide independent grocers with much needed tax certainty and predictability. These tax extenders are incredibly important to our industry, as each will provide independent grocers and small business owners the opportunity to invest in their stores, and have a positive economic impact on their local communities. In addition to the passage of these bills, our members are united in their calls to renew critical, pro growth tax extenders that allow the independent grocery industry to continue to grow and contribute to the U.S. economy,” said Peter J. Larkin, President and CEO of NGA.

H.R. 4453, introduced by Congressmen Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Ron Kind (D-WI), will allow S-Corps to access their own capital after only five years, as opposed to current law, which places the time period at 10 years.

H.R. 4457, introduced by Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), would make permanent Section 179 expensing, a tax credit that allows for the increased $500,000 expensing allowance for depreciable business property.

Earlier that day, NGA sent a letter to the House leadership urging passage of H.R. 4453 and H.R. 4457, as well as passage of a larger package of tax extenders. The letter reads: “While NGA supports the two bills referenced above, it is also important to note our continued support for a larger package of pro-growth tax extenders, including the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), Bonus Depreciation, the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), and enhanced charitable deductions for contributions of food. In the current economic environment, these pro-growth tax measures continue to be critical to independent grocers.”

The full letter can be found HERE.

If you need additional information, please contact Laura Strange at 703-516-0700.

The Women Grocers of America (WGA) announces the recipients of the 2014 Mary Macey Scholarship

Arlington, VA,  2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Women Grocers of America (WGA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Mary Macey Scholarship: Jazzmen Simms, Nugget Markets; Alina Williams, Wakefern Food Corp.; Kaeley Latow, Nugget Markets; and Pamela Sprouse, Gerland’s Food Fair, will each receive a $1,500 scholarship to further their education and careers in the food retailing industry. The Scholarship was created to honor WGA’s first president, Mary Macey.

“This year, the WGA Board of Directors selected four exceptional recipients of the 2014 Mary Macey Scholarship Award. The choice was not easy,” said Kathy Sweidel-Caton, President, WGA. “We received applications from many extraordinary students who are planning careers with an independent food retailer. The students’ accomplishments, as well as their passion for the industry were very impressive. WGA remains committed to recruiting and retaining the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs with an emphasis on young women.”

Jazzmen Simms is a senior at California State University, Sacramento and will graduate in December 2014 with a BS in Communications. Jazzmen is employed full-time as a Manager in Charge at a Nugget Markets. She joined Nugget Markets in 2008 as a courtesy clerk and was named associate of the year after her first year. Jazzmen has held a number of increasingly responsible positions and is known for her emphasis on servant leadership and strong initiative.

Also representing Nugget Markets, Kaeley Latow attends University of California, Davis and plans to graduate with an MBA in May 2015. Kaeley is the Director of Bakery Operations at Nugget Markets. She joined Nugget in 2008 as deli clerk and quickly became known for her positive attitude and strong work ethic. Kaeley now oversees all bakeries for Nugget Markets and plans to continue her career there.

Alina Williams is a key member of the loss prevention department at Wakefern Food Corp, and is pursuing her doctoral degree at New Jersey City University. Alina maintains a 4.0 average and is one of two women in the program. Alina has been recognized for her active role in helping Wakefern continue to operate during recent weather challenges (such as Hurricane Sandy and the tough 2013-2014 winter), and was one of four chosen in 2012 for Wakefern’s Leaders in Training program. Alina plans to continue her work in emergency management and food security at Wakefern.

Pamela Sprouse maintains a 3.98 average as a senior at the University of Houston. She is pursuing a BS in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Pamela started at Gerland’s in 1997 as a store associate in the courtesy booth. Currently Pam is the AP Supervisor at the Gerland’s corporate office, and is appreciated for providing stability to the department during a time of transition and her outstanding work ethic. Pamela is also a member of the boards of the University of Houston Student Ambassador Program and her local animal shelter.

If you need additional information, please contact Laura Strange at 703-516-0700.

Product Recall: Wegmans bagged ice sold between January 1 and June 10, 2014; sold in VA, MD, NJ, and some PA stores only due to possible metal fragments

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is voluntarily recalling Wegmans Ice in 18 lb. (UPC 77890 29200) and 7 lb. (UPC 77890 29197) bags sold between January 1 and June 10, 2014. This recall has been initiated because the ice may contain metal pieces from a broken part in the machine that produces the ice, posing a possible choking hazard.

The affected bags of Wegmans Ice were sold in Wegmans’ stores located in Pennsylvania (excluding Erie), New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland. (Note:  This recall does not affect Wegmans Ice sold in the company’s New York State, Massachusetts or Erie, PA stores.)

Wegmans estimates that approximately 6,000 bags of potentially affected ice were sold.  The company also confirmed that automated phone calls will be placed to customers who purchased Wegmans ice, using their Shoppers Club card.

There have been no reported injuries associated with this recall, nor have there been any reports from consumers that metal pieces were present in bags already purchased.  The problem was discovered by Wegmans during a routine maintenance check of the equipment.

Customers may return the product to Wegmans for a full refund.  Consumers who have questions or concerns about this recall should contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs Department toll free at 1 (855) 934-3663 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Visit www.wegmans.com for a list of all product recalls.

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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 84-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 17 consecutive years.  In 2014, Wegmans ranked #12 on the list.

Contact Information:  Jo Natale, director of media relations, 585-429-3627

Rite Aid to host 21 days of special events for customers in preparation for the grand re-opening of its store at 300 North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills

Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — In preparation for the grand re-opening of the Rite Aid located at 300 North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills, the Company announced today it will kick off the celebration by hosting 21 days of special events for customers.

“Rite Aid is proud to have been a part of the Beverly Hills community for nearly 20 years,” said Bill Romine, Rite Aid’s senior vice president of operations, western division. “We are looking forward to introducing our newly remodeled store to our customers and community and these special events are the perfect way for us to do so. Current and new customers are welcome to come to Rite Aid to enjoy the celebratory events, experience the new store and meet our friendly associates.”

Starting Sunday, June 15 and running through Saturday, July 5, every day at the store, Rite Aid will host a free event for customers. Events will include free health screenings, product demonstrations, sampling and refreshments, as well as appearances from Julie G., beauty-blogger and founder of the Julie G. nail enamel line; Eddie Funkhouser, celebrity makeup artist and expert product developer; Galit Strugano Wigdor, beauty expert and founder of Girlactik Beauty; Gabriel Almodovar, celebrity makeup artist for Maybelline New York; Sam and Nic Chapman, and America’s favorite fitness expert Denise Austin, among others. Visit www.riteaid.com/BeverlyHills for a complete schedule of events and appearances.

Rite Aid acquired the North Canon Drive location through the Company’s acquisition of the Thrifty PayLess drugstore chain in 1996. The location recently underwent a complete remodel, making it the first Rite Aid to feature a new version of Rite Aid’s wellness store format. The scope of the project included a total remodel and enlargement of the pharmacy, the redesign of several key departments, including beauty and over-the-counter medicines, and the addition of a Fresh Day Café and patio area, where customers can enjoy Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf beverages, fresh baked goods, sandwiches and Rite Aid’s very own Thrifty ice cream.

On Monday, June 23, Rite Aid executives will host a press conference and official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the store to celebrate the grand re-opening.

Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

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Media: Ashley Flower 717-975-5718

Meijer opened supercenter in West Lafayette, Indiana

190,000-square-foot store features fresh produce delivered daily, a free prescription program and pharmacy services promoting family health

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened a supercenter today in West Lafayette, Ind., Co-Chairman Hank Meijer announced. The 190,000 square-foot store at 2636 Sagamore Parkway (U.S. Route 52) has created more than 270 new jobs and will provide local residents with fresh produce delivered daily, affordable, high-quality merchandise and a full-service pharmacy that makes family health care a priority.

“As a pioneer of one-stop shopping, we strive to offer easy, affordable solutions to our neighbors and look forward to bringing fresh value to West Lafayette and its surrounding communities,” Meijer said. “Whether you’re looking for fresh fruits and vegetables delivered daily, keeping your yard looking nice all summer long or seeking answers about a nagging health concern, this supercenter represents our ongoing commitment to help provide a healthier, balanced lifestyle for anyone who steps through our door.”

Meijer kicked off its opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting event inside the store, followed by remarks from Meijer officials and local dignitaries. Store director Mike McDonald also presented a $25,000 check to West Lafayette Community Schools and a $10,000 check to the Food Finders Food Bank, which serves a network of 160 food pantries and soup kitchens in 16 counties across Indiana.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retail pioneer opened its first store in 1934 and has grown steadily by continuing to focus on fresh grocery options and on community partnership. Each year, Meijer donates more than 6 percent of its net profit to charitable organizations and works with local food pantries and banks to help fight hunger in local communities. Since 2008, its Simply Give program has donated more than $9 million to stock the shelves of food pantries in the communities it serves.

The new West Lafayette store is built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and features more than 600 high-quality varieties of fresh produce, a meat department offering neighborhood butcher shop service with custom cuts and a bakery carrying fresh bread baked four times daily.

In addition to the retailer’s traditional grocery and merchandise offerings, garden center and 24-hour gas station, the new pharmacy will offer the company’s free prescription program, as well as clinical services and immunizations designed to promote family health. The prescription program includes leading oral generic antibiotics with a special focus on prescriptions most often filled for children, prenatal vitamins and medications for those with diabetes and high cholesterol. Since its inception in 2006, the Meijer free prescription program has filled 19 million free prescriptions, saving Meijer customers more than $280 million.

“Our team has worked very hard to get this store ready and we’re excited to bring one of our stores to this great community,” said McDonald.

About Meijer
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 210 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As the inventor 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. For more information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/meijer and @twitter.com/meijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

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

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The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft behind the red argyle and #GRgyle hashtag painted in Grand Rapids downtown

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Grand Rapids community has been looking for answers for weeks surrounding the red argyle and the #GRgyle hashtag that have painted the downtown area, intriguing residents and passersby. Well, the answers have finally arrived.

Representatives from Meijer and the LPGA at a press conference today revealed that the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft was the culprit behind the mystery.

“The red argyle was a fun way for the tournament to reintroduce itself to Grand Rapids and create intrigue within the community,” Tournament Director Lesley Baker said. “We know Meijer works hard to engage the community, so this tease campaign was a great opportunity to invoke interest that we expect will continue throughout tournament week.”

Meijer launched its #GRgyle campaign on May 9 that included posting photos on Twitter and Instagram of red argyle socks at iconic locations and establishments around the greater Grand Rapids area, including at the Gerald R. Ford Museum, Rosa Parks Circle, and even the Holland Tulip Time Festival. The retailer also peppered the downtown with red argyle posters, featuring #GRgyle and the date “08.07.14,” which represents the first day of championship play for the inaugural Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft.

The campaign generated its share of social media chatter and curiosity. For example, @the_tim_hoffman tweeted “@GRgyle is the new exciting mystery in my life,” while @MI_turnaround tweeted “@GRgyle, what is GRgyle? P.S. Nice socks.” @GRgyle responded with “@MI_turnaround it’s a secret for now but we’re spilling the beans in June. Make sure to check back! #argylesecrets #GRgyle.”

The LPGA Tour event will host a full-field of 144 players playing 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition at Blythefield Country Club. The tournament marks the tour’s first stop in Michigan since 2000 when the Oldsmobile Classic in East Lansing ended it’s 9-year-run, as well as the first annual golf event in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula since 2009 when the PGA Tour hosted the Buick Open in Grand Blanc.

Tickets are now available online: General admission weekly tickets cost $35 apiece; general admission daily tickets cost $15 apiece; and a limited number of upgraded daily reserved tickets cost $50 apiece. The upgraded ticket provides admission on a specified day to a premium viewing area on the 17th green and access to discounted food and beverages. Kids, ages 17 and under, will receive free admission with a ticketed adult.

“As a retailer, we know our customers are looking for quality products at affordable prices, and the Meijer LPGA Classic is no exception to our way of thinking,” Meijer President J.K. Symancyk said. “Ticket prices have been set to encourage families to join us as we welcome the best women golfers in the world to Grand Rapids while increasing awareness to the rising problem of hunger.”

The driving mission of the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft is focused on feeding the hungry and improving the quality of life within the region with all proceeds benefiting the retailer’s Simply Give program. The Simply Give program has generated more than $9 million for food pantries in the communities it serves.

Along with the golf tournament, the Meijer LPGA Classic will feature several events in the Grand Rapids area, beginning Aug. 4. Details are still being worked out, but please visit www.MeijerLPGAClassic.com for information on those events, volunteer opportunities and to purchase tickets.

About Meijer Simply Give
Meijer is a family-owned retailer based in Grand Rapids, Mich. with a fundamental philosophy aimed at strengthening the communities it serves. Meijer operates 208 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky, and proudly donates more than 6 percent of its net profit each year to charities throughout the Midwest. With hunger as a corporate philanthropic focus, Meijer partners with hundreds of food banks and pantries through its Simply Give and food rescue programs. Meijer also supports education, disaster relief, and health and wellness initiatives. For additional information on Meijer philanthropy, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

About Blythefield Country Club
Located just north of Grand Rapids, Blythefield has been providing families the best golf and social experience in West Michigan since 1928. With the Rogue River flowing through, Blythefield boasts one of the most beautiful championship layouts in Michigan. Previously, Blythefield has hosted the 1953 Western Amateur, the 1961 Western Open, won by Arnold Palmer, and the 2005 Western Junior won by Rickie Fowler. Beginning in 2014 Blythefield is honored to host the Meijer LPGA Classic. Learn more about Blythefield Country Club at www.blythefieldcc.org.

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.comwww.facebook.com/lpga.officialwww.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.

About Octagon Global Events
Octagon Global Events is a division of Octagon, the world’s largest sports and entertainment representation and marketing agency. Octagon Global Events focuses on premium event/property management, providing strategic corporate solutions. The division currently manages two Champions Tour events, two LPGA Tour events and the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. For more information, visit http://www.octagonglobalevents.com.

Contacts: Lesley Baker, Lesley.Baker@octagon.com, 616-426-6225; Christina Fecher, Christina.Fecher@meijer.com, 616-735-7968

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The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft behind the red argyle and #GRgyle hashtag painted in Grand Rapids downtown

The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft behind the red argyle and #GRgyle hashtag painted in Grand Rapids downtown

Meijer opened 190,000 square-foot supercenter in Alma, Michigan

190,000-square-foot store features fresh produce delivered daily, a free prescription program and pharmacy services promoting family health

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened a supercenter today in Alma, Mich., President J.K. Symancyk announced. The 190,000 square-foot store at 2805 West Cheesman Road has created more than 270 new jobs and will provide local residents with fresh produce delivered daily, affordable, high-quality merchandise and a full-service pharmacy that makes family health care a priority.

“As a pioneer of one-stop shopping, we strive to offer easy, affordable solutions to our neighbors and look forward to bringing fresh value to Alma,” Symancyk said. “Whether you’re looking for fresh fruits and vegetables delivered daily, keeping your yard looking nice all summer long or seeking guidance on health care solutions, this supercenter represents our ongoing commitment to help provide a healthier, balanced lifestyle for anyone who steps through our door.”

Meijer kicked off its opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting event inside the store, followed by remarks from Meijer officials and local dignitaries, and the presentation of a $25,000 check to Riverside Park for upgrades to playground equipment and facilities.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retail pioneer opened its first store in 1934 and has grown steadily by continuing to focus on fresh grocery options and on community partnership. Each year, Meijer donates more than 6 percent of its net profit to charitable organizations and works with local food pantries and banks to help fight hunger in local communities. Since 2008, its Simply Give program has donated more than $9 million to stock the shelves of food pantries in the communities it serves.

The new Alma store is built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards and features more than 600 high-quality varieties of fresh produce, a meat department offering neighborhood butcher shop service with custom cuts and a bakery carrying fresh bread baked four times daily.

In addition to the retailer’s traditional grocery and merchandise offerings, garden center and 24-hour gas station, the new pharmacy will offer the company’s free prescription program, as well as clinical services and immunizations designed to promote family health. The prescription program includes leading oral generic antibiotics with a special focus on prescriptions most often filled for children, prenatal vitamins and medications for those with diabetes and high cholesterol. Since its inception in 2006, the Meijer free prescription program has filled 19 million free prescriptions, saving Meijer customers more than $280 million.

“Our team has worked very hard to get this store ready and we’re excited to bring one of our stores to this great community,” said Marli Schnepp, store director for the Alma Meijer.

About Meijer
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 210 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As the inventor 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. For more information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/meijer and @twitter.com/meijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

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

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The New Road School of Parlin and ShopRite launch Supermarket Careers program

Keasbey, NJ, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The New Road School of Parlin hosted a grand opening today Friday, June 6th for its ShopRite Supermarket Careers program.

Students who enroll in the program train for retail jobs by working in a supermarket learning lab modeled on a ShopRite store and located right inside the school.

Located at 3071 Bordentown Avenue, the specialized New Road School of Parlin serves students aged five to 21 by offering a variety of programs for those with special needs.

“The New Road School of Parlin is proud and excited to be partnering with ShopRite and its ShopRite Supermarket Careers Program,” said Russell Hudson, assistant principal at the school.  “We believe that this program will bring many new educational opportunities to our students and enhance our school’s program as a whole.”

Friday’s grand opening will mark the 16th ShopRite Supermarket Careers Program for ShopRite and the second for the New Road School system.  Another ShopRite Supermarket Careers program opened last year in the New Road School of Somerset.  The Somerset County Educational Services Commission also recently hosted a groundbreaking for its new career center, which will house a ShopRite Supermarket Careers Program.

“At ShopRite we have great prices and we have great products, but what really sets us apart is our people,” said Ann Burke, VP of Human Resources for Wakefern Food Corp. “We are really thrilled to work with these students in another Supermarket Careers program, which has helped train nearly 3,000 students for careers in retail over the last 25 years.”

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 six 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 $27 million for local organizations, 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

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ShopRite of Sewell, NJ, will now have in-store dietitian to help customers live healthier lifestyles

In-Store Dietitian Brings Free Health and Wellness Services to ShopRite Customers

Keasbey, NJ, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — To help customers live healthier lifestyles, ShopRite of Sewell, NJ, will now provide the free services of an in-store dietitian.

Frank Bottino, manager with Bottino’s ShopRite, a family business that owns and operates the ShopRite of Sewell, announced today that Samantha O’Toole, Registered Dietitian, has joined the organization.  Ms. O’Toole received her Bachelor’s of Science from La Salle University, where she also completed her dietetic internship.  She specializes in allergen-free nutrition.

“We are excited to add Samantha O’Toole to our team at the ShopRite of Sewell, as part of our commitment to find new ways to better serve our customers and help them live healthier lives,” said Frank Bottino.  “ShopRite is about families serving families and we are thrilled to welcome Samantha to our ShopRite family. This service is a valuable resource for our associates and customers, providing expert advice and support for their nutrition and health needs.”

As the new Retail Dietitian for the ShopRite of Sewell, Ms. O’Toole can guide customers on a range of issues, from learning how to shop and prepare healthy meals, to proper nutrition for specific health conditions and dietary needs. Ms. O’Toole will host a series of in-store healthy cooking classes, provide tips on upgrading shopping lists and recipes with healthy alternatives, hold seminars on pantry makeovers, and even navigate the aisles with shoppers to decipher food labels and find ways to improve their diet.

As part of ShopRite’s Retail Dietitian team, Ms. O’Toole is one of more than eighty Registered Dietitians who service ShopRite stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.  Together these Dietitians offer nutrition advice, meal planning, and diet modification for specific medical conditions.

All nutritional services are available to customers free of charge.  To make an appointment, customers can call (856) 582-6330.

ShopRite of Sewell is conveniently located at 382 Egg Harbor Road.  The store is open Monday-Sunday, 7am-11pm.  The Pharmacy is open Monday-Friday, 8am-9pm; Saturday, 8am-5pm; and Sunday, 9am-2pm.
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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 six 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 $27 million for local organizations, 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.

Sephora to open 13 new locations inside JCPenney department stores on Friday, June 27th

NEW YORK, NY, 2014-6-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beauty seekers across the country have reason to celebrate. Sephora, the ultimate beauty destination and JCPenney, one of America’s leading retailers, are opening 13 new locations inside JCPenney department stores on Friday, June 27th. The first 100 clients to show up at each grand opening will dip into our stash of Sephora inside JCPenney gift cards with mystery values worth up to $100! Plus, Sephora is giving away 750 gift bags stuffed with fabulous samples! Now that’s a pretty good reason to start shopping!

Each new 2,200-square-foot Sephora inside JCPenney location, situated prominently in the center of the store, is a beauty paradise with close to 50 brands. Clients are encouraged to touch, play and try everything from lip glosses to blushes, skincare to fragrance. Product consultants with Sephora inside JCPenney are well educated in the beauty business. Rigorously trained in Sephora educational programs focused on skincare and general beauty, they offer a completely non-biased approach when recommending products.

Since teaming with Sephora in 2006, JCPenney has become a major presence in the beauty business. The opening of the below 13 stores brings the total number of Sephora inside JCPenney locations to 489.

New Sephora inside JCPenney stores opening on Friday, June 27:

    • Christown Spectrum in Phoenix, Ariz.
    • Mesa Mall in Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Pueblo Mall in Pueblo, Colo.
    • Westfarms Mall in Farmington, Conn.
    • Orlando Fashion Square in Orlando, Fla.
    • University Mall in Pensacola, Fla.
    • Richmond Centre in Richmond, Ky.
    • Independence Mall Wilmington, N.C.
    • Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, N.H.
    • Southgate Mall in Carson City, Nev.
    • Logan Valley Mall in Altoona, Pa.
    • Post Oak Mall in College Station, Texas
    • Meadowbrook Mall in Bridgeport, W.Va.

For more information, please contact:

Ali Bucky
BOLD PR
(646) 214-5727 x105
ali@boldpr.com

Colleen MacDonald
BOLD PR
(646) 214-5727 x111
colleen@boldpr.com

Sarah Holland
JCPenney Media Relations
972-431-2774
sakelleh@jcp.com

About Sephora Americas
Bold, Boundless, addictive   SEPHORA. A revolutionary beauty retailer, Sephora has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its industry-shaking debut in 1970s Paris. Sephora was acquired by leading luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in 1997 and launched its innovative concept stateside in 1998, where its dynamic, open-sell atmosphere evolved by merging the freedom of experimentation and product discovery with the expertise of personal consultants. Today, stores are home to a curated assortment of 200 world-class brands   including classics, cult favorites, emerging collections and Sephora’s own private label, SEPHORA COLLECTION   and feature more than 14,000 unique products across makeup, skincare, perfume, haircare, body, professional tools, and more. Powered by Sephora University, Sephora is the beauty education hub, offering customized consultations at the Beauty Studio, a variety of complimentary classes and one-on-one service from Personal Beauty Advisors, along with exclusive retail technology including SKINCARE IQ, COLOR IQ and Scentsa, resulting in the most expansive educational services in beauty retail. With over 1,780 locations in 29 countries   including 330 in North America and 476 Sephora inside JCPenney locations   Sephora is an international force in beauty. Adding to its global retail network, Sephora’s award-winning website, Sephora.com, and its every-growing presence on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, make it the world’s premier digital beauty destination. Sephora’s vibrant, interactive online community, Beauty Talk, amplifies the in-store experience by offering clients exclusive access to personalized beauty advice from Sephora’s PRO Artistry Team and provides a platform for open dialogue with beauty aficionados from around the world. For the latest in beauty, please visit Sephora.com

About J. C. Penney Company, Inc.
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP), one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishing retailers, is dedicated to fitting the diversity of America with unparalleled style, quality and value. Across approximately 1,100 stores and at jcpenney.com, customers will discover a broad assortment of national, private and exclusive brands to fit all shapes, sizes, colors and wallets. For more information, please visit jcpenney.com.

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Sephora to open 13 new locations inside JCPenney department stores on Friday, June 27th

Sephora to open 13 new locations inside JCPenney department stores on Friday, June 27th