Price Chopper opens its newest supermarket in Watervliet, N.Y.

Flag Raising, National Anthem and Ribbon Cutting Mark Grand Opening

(Schenectady, N.Y.) — On Friday morning, VFW Post 729 raised the American flag to the national anthem sung by Arielle King for the grand opening of the newest Price Chopper Supermarket located at 515 19th St. in Watervliet, N.Y.

Price Chopper Executive Chairman of the Board Neil Golub, President and CEO Jerry Golub, Store Manager Jerry Bennett and other company officials were joined by City of Watervliet Mayor Mike Manning, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy and 108th District Assemblyman John McDonald and shoppers for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“For nearly 80 years, Price Chopper has been an integral part of the Watervliet community. Today, with the opening of this state-of-the-art store, we are reaffirming our commitment to the future of this city. Working together with neighbors and local civic and elected leaders, we have designed a store that will meet the needs of today’s shoppers while attracting new businesses to Watervliet. We are proud to be a catalyst for the exciting future of this city,” said Jerry Golub, Price Chopper’s president and CEO. “When it was determined that this site was going to be developed for retail, we knew that we wanted to build a new Price Chopper here to replace our small, outdated store with a more modern one, capable of providing our customers with the products and services they have been asking us for.”

The new 39,000 sq. ft. store employs twenty three full-time and 138 part-time teammates – 95 of them new hires.

Price Chopper’s traditional preview party was held at the store from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening and raised monetary donations, matched in full by Price Chopper and by up to $5,000 from developer Nigro Companies. The proceeds were divided among the evening’s beneficiaries – Immaculate Heart of Mary/Watervliet Food Pantry, the Watervliet Civic Center and the Watervliet Little League. Attendees were treated to hot and cold buffet stations and an opportunity to enter a drawing for a $250 Price Chopper gift card.

In addition to a selection of groceries, including a wide variety of gluten-free, organic and natural products, extensive dairy and frozen food departments and an expanded beer selection, including hundreds of domestic and international varieties, other highlighted offers available at the new Watervliet Price Chopper include:

A full-service Seafood Department, featuring a wide variety of fresh fish and shellfish from around the world that Price Chopper will fry or steam free of charge, including live lobsters, all natural no water added scallops and a menu of fried seafood dinners including Price Chopper’s popular signature fried haddock dinner.

A fresh, full-service Meat Department, featuring Certified Angus Beef; all natural pork and Grade A poultry; along with Chiappetti brand all natural fresh lamb, veal, and grass-fed antibiotic-free beef in addition to an assortment of marinated, seasoned, stuffed and panko-dredged ready-to-cook entrees and a variety of processed meat products, including local favorites like Hatfield and Bilinski Sausage.

A fresh Produce Department featuring superior quality fresh fruit and vegetables harvested from regional farms during the Northeast growing season and from farms around the world, including conventional and organic produce, “first of the season” items, specialties and exotics. This store will also carry a variety of fresh cut fruit and vegetables along with a wide selection of natural juices.

Central Market Florist, Price Chopper’s signature floral department, which is the largest florist in the Northeast, a leading provider of custom wedding arrangements and a top 100 FTD wire-service member. It offers high quality bouquets and arrangements for all occasions, as well as a seasonal outdoor nursery for gardening and home enhancement needs, wreaths, potted plants, seasonal flats and plant care items.

A fresh Bakery Department offering hand-decorated donuts, a variety of traditional and crusty artisan breads and bagels, a variety of choose-your-own artisan rolls, cakes, cupcakes, pies, muffins and elegant special occasion desserts.

A fresh Deli Department featuring a variety of sliced-to-order deli meats and cheese, including the Price Chopper brand and the premium Dietz & Watson line, no-preservatives-added homestyle and specialty salads, an assortment of imported, domestic and local cheeses and a selection of chef-inspired entrees and sides.

A fresh Food Service featuring several flavors of Price Chopper’s award-winning, slow-roasted, all natural rotisserie chicken; Bella Roma pizza, made fresh with hand-stretched dough; subs and sandwiches made fresh on just-baked breads and rolls; hand-breaded fried chicken and a hot and cold soup bar.

Throughout the store, customers will see NuVal scores, the revolutionary nutritional scoring system that gives thousands of fresh and packaged foods a score of 1 to100 – the higher the number, the higher the nutritional value. NuVal scores are found on store signage and in the upper right-hand corner of shelf tags.

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About Price Chopper
Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 134 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com .

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186
518.221.1186 (cell)
jon@albanypr.com

Morrisons Farming Programme won the Rural Action Award at the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards

Bradford, England, 2014-7-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons Farming Programme – supporting the future sustainability of British meat, dairy and egg farming – has been presented the Rural Action Award at this week’s Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards.

This programme is a central part of the business’ corporate responsibility agenda supporting UK primary producers to overcome the challenges they face within the farming industry.

David Evans, head of agriculture said: “We are delighted to receive the award which recognises the innovative programme we have built with British farmers, focusing on sustainable, profitable and affordable primary food production.”

Mike Sheldon, Group Procurement Director at Dairy Crest and award judge said: “An innovative, integrated approach to a wide range of agricultural products that is genuinely benefiting farmers and the local community”.

Further information on Morrisons work with farmers as well as its wider corporate responsibility agenda can found at www.morrisons.co.uk/cr

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CBRE Group, Inc. to acquire Preuss Gesellschaft mbH and its subsidiaries “Preuss”

Los Angeles, 2014-7-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Preuss Gesellschaft mbH and its subsidiaries (“Preuss”). Preuss was founded in 2003 by Dr. Norbert Preuss and provides market-leading project management services in Germany.

Preuss primarily focuses on project management of new real estate development and refurbishment of large properties. Preuss’s clients include leading real estate investors and major occupiers across all sectors of the German economy. Its team of approximately 100 professionals, including architects, civil engineers and HVAC engineers, operate out of offices in Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf.

Preuss is CBRE’s second acquisition in Germany in 2014, following its February purchase of VALTEQ Gesellschaft mbH, a real estate technical consulting firm.

Michael Strong, CBRE’s Executive Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa, said, “We are committed to providing our clients with the most comprehensive range of services from best-in-class advisors across the whole of the EMEA region. The acquisition of Preuss, when paired with our recent acquisition of VALTEQ, significantly strengthens our building consultancy offering for our clients in this important market.”

Peter Schreppel, Chief Executive of CBRE Germany, added, “This acquisition adds an extra dimension to our current client offering and underlines our ambitious growth plans for CBRE Germany. Norbert and his team are a great addition to our company. They are very similar to us, both culturally and operationally, and we are delighted to welcome them to CBRE.”

Dr. Norbert Preuss, Chief Executive of Preuss, commented,“By joining CBRE, we will be creating one of Germany’s market-leading building consultancy and project management teams.  In addition, CBRE has over 2,700 building consultancy specialists worldwide; combining our team with theirs and gaining the ability to call on CBRE’s many other areas of expertise, creates an opportunity that is incredibly beneficial to both our clients and our colleagues.”

The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the third quarter 2014 and is subject to German regulatory approval.

About Preuss Gesellschaft mbH
Preuss Gesellschaft mbH, founded in 2003 by Dr. Norbert Preuss has its core competence in project management services for commercial and residential real estate projects. The firm provides consulting services to both real estate investors and occupiers. Preuss has approximately 100 professionals and has offices in Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Berlin. Please visit its website at www.Preuss-pm.de.

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.

“Safe Harbor” Statement Under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Certain of the statements in this release regarding the acquisition of Preuss that do not concern purely historical data are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the ”safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the ability of the parties to secure regulatory approval from the German government to close the transaction, and upon closing, to successfully integrate the Preuss operations with CBRE’s existing project management and building consulting services in Germany and across EMEA, as well as other risks and uncertainties discussed in CBRE’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws, CBRE expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any of them to reflect actual results, any changes in expectations or any change in events. If CBRE does update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that it will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements. For additional information concerning factors that may cause actual results to differ from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, and risks to CBRE’s business in general, please refer to the Company’s SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. Such filings are available publicly and may be obtained off the Company’s website at www.cbre.com or upon request from the CBRE Investor Relations Department at investorrelations@cbre.com.

For Further Information:

Steve Iaco
Director, Sr. Managing
T +1 212 9846535

Robert Mcgrath
Director, Sr
T +1 212 9848267

Defense Commissary Agency appoints Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Stuart M. Allison new senior enlisted advisor to the director

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-7-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Stuart M. Allison is the Defense Commissary Agency’s new senior enlisted advisor to the director. He reported to the agency July 1. Allison succeeds Army Command Sgt. Maj. John M. Gaines Jr., who retires Aug. 31.

Allison comes to DeCA from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., where he served as superintendent of the 509th Mission Support Group.

At DeCA, he will be the agency’s military advocate for enlisted service members – active duty, retired and Reserve components – on all commissary benefit issues. He will address their questions and needs to DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. The senior enlisted advisor is also the agency’s chief liaison to the military’s senior enlisted leaders.

“Chief Allison will help us stay connected to our enlisted patrons and their families,” Jeu said. “His vast experience gives him a unique understanding of the issues that affect our military community, and he will play a key role to help ensure we are delivering the best benefit possible.”

A lot of Allison’s time from 2006 to 2014 has been spent in and out of deployments. In 2006, he served four months at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, as a supply superintendent for the 506th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

From November 2009 to September 2010, Allison was a senior enlisted advisor for the Afghan National Army, Logistics Command, in Kabul, Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Freedom. For three months in 2012, he served as squadron superintendent for the 376th Logistics Readiness Squadron Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan; and from July 2013 to January 2014, he served as superintendent with the 407th Expeditionary Group in Jordan.

“I am proud to join the outstanding DeCA team,” Allison said. “I’m laser-focused on ensuring that every military member understands that DeCA delivers a vital benefit that enhances quality of life and readiness.”

He joined the Air Force in 1992 as an inventory management specialist. In addition to his deployments, his career has taken him to Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.; Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Fort Hood, Texas; Kimhae Air Base, South Korea; Sembach Air Base, Germany; Gunter Air Force Base, Ala.; Robins Air Force Base, Ga.; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio; and McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.

Allison holds a Master of Business Administration degree in military operations from Trident University, Cypress, Calif., and a Bachelor of Science in logistics management from Bellevue University, Bellevue, Neb.

You’ll find Allison’s complete biography here.

NOTE: For photos of the new senior enlisted advisor, visit DeCA’s Flickr site.

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

Carrefour announced it is one of the founding partners of Solutions COP21

PARIS, 2014-7-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the world prepares for COP21 – the United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled to be held in Paris in December 2015 – Solutions COP21 has created an original scheme for showcasing initiatives and solutions to do with climate.

It was launched on 9 July 2014, and Carrefour is one of its founding partners alongside a number of other private companies, such as IKEA, Veolia, Rexel, Schneider Electric, GDF Suez, Generali and Sofiprotéol, as well as a number of public organisations, such as ADEME, CNRS, IFRI, Global Compact (under the chairmanship of Brice Lalonde) and Climate Kic  (an innovation developed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology).

Being part of this project is an opportunity for Carrefour to play a role in the success of COP21, alongside the private sector, other countries and civil society.

The chief aim of this platform for discussion and communication is to raise the general public’s awareness, intersect climate-related issues with those related to sustainable development and promote existing innovations and solutions for tackling climate change.

A number of key events over the next 18 months will highlight the initiatives that each of the founder members have developed and encourage discussion.
A web platform, a voice for innovations and solutions, will showcase Carrefour’s commitment to better energy efficiency – commitments which have involved the introduction of refrigeration units with closed doors, LED technology, initiatives to do with optimising goods transport, agro-ecology with our Carrefour quality lines and dries to protect our forests through our purchases of wood, paper, palm oil, etc.

Find out more by going to www.solutionscop21.org or on Twitter: @solutionscop21.

John Lewis launches ‘Tea on The Green’ at Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square

LONDON, 2014-7-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Thursday 24 July, Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square will be transformed into a pop-up urban garden tea house with the launch of John Lewis’s ‘Tea on The Green’.

As the Official Department Store Provider of the XX Commonwealth Games, John Lewis has created ‘Tea on The Green’ – a unique space where members of the public can relax and refuel by savouring complimentary afternoon tea whilst still enjoying all the sporting action on the big screen.

Situated in the heart of Glasgow’s cultural and artistic hub, ‘Tea on The Green’ will offer the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary John Lewis afternoon tea, with the option to book in advance online. The venue will also showcase two Commonwealth Games inspired art installations custom-made by renowned designer and creator, Billie Achilleos, and her team from Set Square. The inspirational installations, which depict a high-jumper and a cyclist, are particularly unique as they are made entirely out of everyday household items.

Lindsay Ironside, Operations Manager, John Lewis Glasgow, said: ‘At John Lewis we always aim to bring unique and enjoyable experiences to our customers and ‘Tea on The Green’ will allow customers in the city centre to soak up the spirit of the Games. We are hugely honoured to be a part of the XX Commonwealth Games and want to celebrate by bringing something really special to the people of Glasgow. ‘Tea on the Green’ is the perfect place to soak up the sporting atmosphere and create long-lasting summertime memories with family and friends.’

Tea on The Green will be open daily for a limited period from Thursday 24 July to Sunday 3 August from 10am – 5:30pm. Members of the public can book a table for complimentary afternoon tea by visiting www.johnlewisgreen.com

Notes to editors
The John Lewis Partnership – The John Lewis Partnership operates 42 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, 10 John Lewis at home and a shop at Heathrow Terminal 2), johnlewis.com, 320 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad. The business has annual gross sales of over £10bn. It is the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership where all 91,000 staff are Partners in the business.

John Lewis – John Lewis, ‘Multichannel Retailer of the Year 2014’¹, ‘Best Overall Retailer’² and ‘Best Retailer 2014’³, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology. Johnlewis.com stocks over 250,000 products, and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. (www.johnlewis.com). John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products – home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover – delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.
¹ Oracle Retail Week Awards 2014
² Verdict Consumer Satisfaction Awards 2014
³ Which? Awards 2014

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Enquiries
For further information please contact:

Laura Tattam
Senior Press Officer, John Lewis
Telephone: 020 7592 5715
Email: laura_tattam@johnlewis.co.uk