ShopRite customers raised money to support Ocean City Board…Walk to Defeat ALS® on Saturday, September 20

Brings total raised to $260,000 since 2003

Keasbey, NJ, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter is proud to recognize the work of ShopRite and its customers in Southern New Jersey for raising more than $47,000, which will go to support the upcoming Ocean City Board…Walk to Defeat ALS® on Saturday, September 20. This incredible sum was raised through eight Village Super Market ShopRite stores in Galloway, Absecon, Landis, Hammonton, Somers Point, English Creek, Marmora and Rio Grande, all of which participated in selling paper sneakers to customers to raise money and awareness for ALS patient care and research.

The fight against ALS is personal to Village Super Market. A long time associate’s mother was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease in 1999. Feeling helpless as the disease progressed, the associate and her family were instrumental in launching the Ocean City Board…Walk to Defeat ALS® in 2002. Following that first walk, in 2003, the Sumas Family, which operates Village Super Market owned ShopRite stores, started to sell paper sneakers to support the cause. Since 2003, Village Super Market and ShopRite customers have been the presenting sponsors for the Ocean City Board…Walk to Defeat ALS®, and with this year’s efforts, they have partnered to raise more than $260,000 since they began their sponsorship.

“We truly appreciate the incredible support from ShopRite and its customers on behalf of all people with ALS and their families,” said Jim Pinciotti, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter. “They understand how devastating this disease is and have become a valuable partner in our mission.”

The Marmora ShopRite raised the most money at $9,353 and altogether, the eight stores combined to increase donations by 21% over last year.  Most of the money was raised at the registers and stores had signs featuring the promotion at the registers and throughout the store. Some store locations took their involvement to another level by holding car washes and bowling nights.

Funds raised from ShopRite and its customers will support vital research and patient programs at the ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, including multidisciplinary clinics, in-home care, wheelchairs, and communication devices. The Greater Philadelphia Chapter supports over 850 people with ALS in eastern Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey, and all of Delaware.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, veterans are approximately twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population. There is no cure, and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modestly extends survival.

About The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.  By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.  For more information about The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, visit our website at



Brande, Denmark, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — “In BESTSELLER, we are very proud to support an event that places Aarhus on the map and at the same time provides the opportunity to have a good time not just for the runners but also for the great crowd cheering them on all the way around the course. We are very pleased with the organisation ‘Aarhus Motion’ as organisers of the race, as it helps ensure financial support for local sports club in the Aarhus area,” says BESTSELLER Communication Responsible, Jesper Stubkier.

“Moreover, it is a unique opportunity to give our employees a fantastic experience with focus on health, fitness and general well-being. We hope that many of our colleagues will be proud of the collaboration, and we hope to see a lot of them on the starting line this June,” says Jesper Stubkier.

“We also have a number of brands developing and designing fashion sportswear – including JACK & JONES TECH for men, ONLY PLAY and Y.A.S SPORT for women, and soon NAME IT will also be ready with sportswear for children. The collaboration with Aarhus Motion on the half marathon and the children’s race the day before is a great opportunity for these brands to showcase their products in a sports setting where many of their potential customers will be present,” Jesper Stubkier finishes.

BESTSELLER Aarhus City Half Marathon is organised by Aarhus Motion that are also behind a number of other running and fitness events in Aarhus.

Aarhus Motion’s Event Manager Thomas Glud sees the new sponsorship deal as an indicator of great support from the business community, and they are very happy and proud to be able to present BESTSELLER as new title sponsor.

“The agreement helps secure our continued work to satisfy and meet our high ambitions and goals in relation to Aarhus City Half Marathon. We need to keep developing this amazing running festivity, and we look forward to doing that together with BESTSELLER. I I’ll be surprised if next year’s running course won’t take us right by the new office facilities that BESTSELLER is building on the Aarhus Docklands,” says Thomas Glud.

Aarhus City Half Marathon has been organised since 2012 and has been very successful both in terms of numbers of runners and spectators. In 2014, more than 12,000 runners participated and approximately 45,000 spectators took the streets to cheer the runners on.

The collaboration between BESTSELLER and Aarhus Motion runs for at least two years including the race in 2015 and 2016.

For more information please contact:
Communication Responsible from BESTSELLER, Jesper Stubkier on +45 52 15 37 46 or
Event Manger from Aarhus Motion, Thomas Glud on +45 60 61 85 25

Facts about the race
• Name: BESTSELLER Aarhus City Half Marathon
• Date: 21 June 2015 and June 2016
• Denmark’s largest half marathon
• Expected number of runners in 2015: 14,000
• Runners: 40% female and 60% male
• Number of spectators: 45,000-50,000
• Distance: 21.097 km in central Aarhus
• More than 30 “hotspots” with music and entertainment along the course
• Annual event first organised in 2012
• Website:
• Organiser: Aarhus Motion
• Aarhus Motion was established as an independent association in 1996. The purpose of the non-profit organisation is to raise money for the sporting activities in the Aarhus area. Each year Aarhus Motion supports the local sports community with approx. DKK 2.5 million.


Giant Food nutritionists give easy and healthy breakfast ideas to start the school day off right

Landover, Md., 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — With back-to-school time right around the corner, help your kids start their day in the right way with a quick and healthy breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast get more fiber, calcium, vitamins A and C, zinc and iron in their diets compared to breakfast skippers. Kids who fuel up in the morning also tend to focus and concentrate better in the classroom.

Check out these tips from Giant Food nutritionists for some easy and healthy ways to start the school day off right:

  • Hectic mornings can make it difficult for kids (and parents) to find time for breakfast. Waking up just a few minutes earlier provides time to squeeze in a quick morning meal.
  • Aim for as many food groups as possible at breakfast by incorporating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein and dairy into your meal.
  • Fruit and yogurt is a tried and true quick breakfast. Choose Greek yogurt for extra protein boost. And beware of the sugar in the “kiddie” yogurts and yogurt tubes. Check the ingredient list for added sugars and stick with those naturally sweetened with fruit or make your own.
  • Prepare breakfast the night before so you can grab and go in the morning. Try a whole grain tortilla with almond butter and banana rolled up, homemade trail mix with whole grain cereal, nut/seeds and dried fruit, whole grain crackers and fruit.
  • Eggs are packed with protein, vitamins and minerals to keep you full and energized throughout the morning. They are also low calorie, at only 70 calories per egg. To keep eggs as a lean protein choice that is also low in cholesterol, use one egg and two egg whites as a serving.
    • Egg mugs are a quick and easy way to prepare eggs in the morning. Spray a mug with non-stick spray and place in one egg and two egg whites and microwave for one minute or until set. Add your favorite cheese, vegetables and/or lean breakfast meat.
    • Hard boil a dozen eggs at the beginning of the week. Cool, peel and place into an airtight container in the refrigerator. Grab an egg or two for a quick breakfast with fruit in the morning or make egg salad with toast.
  • Setting the breakfast table the night before can make the morning run a little smoother. Put out a couple boxes of whole-grain cereal so all kids have to do in the morning is pick one, pour into a bowl and add milk.
  • Smoothies are a great option to start your day with a nutrient rich boost. Just be careful about what you add to the blender as the calories can add up quickly. Add skim milk, Greek yogurt or 100% fruit juice and one cup of your favorite fruit. Don’t forget about adding vegetables like baby leafy greens such as baby spinach and baby kale, which have a milder flavor. Make ahead the night before and freeze in a to-go thermos for breakfast on the go.
  • Experiment with different nut or seed butters and add to smoothies, whole grain pancakes, whole grain waffles or oatmeal.
  • Read the nutrition labels carefully before you toss breakfast bars and pastries into your shopping cart. Keep it to more than 8 grams of sugar and look for “whole grains” as the first ingredient. A protein granola bar and fruit is an easy option.
  • Get kids involved with some “make and take” portable quickies. Put fruits in zip-top bags, freeze a yogurt and add half of a peanut butter and banana sandwich.
  • Breakfast doesn’t have to be traditional. Start the day with a low sodium turkey sandwich on whole grain bread, light cheese and whole grain crackers or peanut butter and jelly on a high fiber wrap. Dinner “do-overs” are also an option. Try mac and cheese with ham cubes, cold veggie pizza, or a piece of cold chicken and a small dinner roll. Add fruit and you have a well-rounded “breakfast.”

No matter what healthy option you choose, don’t forget how important it is to set a good example. Kids tend to mimic their parents’ actions, so make it a habit to sit down and eat breakfast every morning. For more healthy tips visit

About Giant Food
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 157 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders more than 78 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2013, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $13 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 64.6 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit

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Starbucks mobile truck coming to three college campuses this fall

Seattle, WA, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Classes don’t begin until later this week at Arizona State University, but there’s already a buzz on campus about a Starbucks mobile truck.

The new truck, a pilot mobile service coming to three college campuses this fall, offers a menu of drinks and food nearly identical to what customers would find in their neighborhood Starbucks stores.

“People are surprised to see it, and then they’re excited,” said Ike Van Skike, district manager for Starbucks licensed stores. “ASU faculty and staff tell me this is great for them because it’s an area of the campus that doesn’t have a lot of food service.”

The Starbucks mobile truck can move to various locations on campus throughout the day, making it convenient for students and faculty to grab a snack or beverage. While hours will vary on each campus, trucks are able to adjust business hours to suit the needs of their customers, in some cases staying open later than a dining hall.

The mobile truck, which complements Starbucks cafes currently located across campus, is a licensed store operated through Aramark and is a natural extension of the long-standing partnership between the two companies.

“Between classes, homework, extracurricular activities, jobs, and socializing with friends, today’s students truly embody the on-the-go lifestyle,” said Cathy Schlosberg, Vice President of Marketing for Aramark Education. “We believe the Starbucks mobile truck is a perfect opportunity to increase the convenience of our offerings and help meet our student body wherever they are in their busy days.“

In addition to ASU, a truck will begin service on the James Madison University campus in Virginia on August 25 and Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina on September 18.

Starbucks looks forward to delivering world class service and the Starbucks Experience customers around the world have come to know – even on four wheels.

For more information on this news release, contact the Starbucks Newsroom.


Starbucks mobile truck coming to three college campuses this fall

Starbucks mobile truck coming to three college campuses this fall

Alyson Lockley named as the new Head of Own Brand at Argos

Alyson Lockley has been appointed as the new Head of Own Brand at Argos. 

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alyson will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of Argos’ own brands strategy, which is part of its transformation plan to become a digital retail leader, announced in October 2012.  Making Argos more universally appealing and attracting a broader range of customers is an important part of this strategy.

Reporting directly into Argos Marketing Director Stephen Vowles, Alyson joins from Johnson and Johnson, where she was Senior Marketing Director for Johnson’s Baby for the Europe Middle East and Africa region.

Alyson brings extensive own brand experience, including three years at Boots delivering successful campaigns for 17 Cosmetics and Botanics.  She also has a wealth of brand experience gained from other senior marketing positions across the FMCG sector including Pfizer, Virgin and L’Oreal.

Stephen Vowles, Argos Marketing Director, said: “Alyson joins us at a really exciting time for our own brand team, and one of her first priorities will be to oversee the exciting launch campaign for our new furniture and homewares power brand, Heart of House.”

Alyson Lockley said: “I am delighted to be joining Argos at such an exciting time in the business journey and building iconic own brands is a great opportunity.  Argos has some fantastic own brands on offer; I’m really looking forward to building on the great work that’s already been done, particularly for Chad Valley and Heart of House.”

Alyson will oversee a team of ten, dedicated to supporting Argos’ own brand portfolio, which includes household names such as Chad Valley and Bush.

Argos has committed to building its own brands to become a £1.5bn business which represents a third of all sales by 2018.



Notes to Editors:
For more information, please contact the Argos Press Office on 0845 120 4365 or email: Follow us on Twitter at @argos_PR.

About Argos
Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 43,000 products through, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with 738 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2014.  Argos serves around 123 million customers a year through its network of 734 stores.

In the financial year to February 2014, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 29,000 people across the business.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.


Harris Teeter and Colgate-Palmolive donate four Starlight Children’s Foundation Tablets to MUSC Children’s Hospital

Company Thanks MUSC, Starlight for Improving the Life and Health of Kids

Matthews, N.C., 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Harris Teeter and Colgate-Palmolive donated four Starlight Children’s Foundation Tablets to MUSC Children’s Hospital, as well as various items, which appeared on MUSC’s Starlight Wish List for its pediatric patients and families.

Harris Teeter District Managers Matt Adams and Scott Rothell attended the dedication at MUSC Children’s Hospital, as did representatives from Colgate-Palmolive.

Starlight Tablets are a critical resource for healthcare professionals to support the ongoing needs of kids while in the hospital. Starlight Tablets connect directly to the Starbright World online community and link to Starlight’s educational programming.

The Starlight Wish List platform is the world’s first online giving marketplace that transforms the way individual philanthropists and corporations at every level of giving improve the point-of-care experience for pediatric patients all around the country. Registered Starlight partner facilities – including hospitals, clinics, respite houses, hospices and camps – can publish a customized Wish List of critical unmet needs on requesting Starlight’s proprietary programs or other items that will improve the life and health of the kids and families they serve.

“We are humbled to be a part of this donation and thank Colgate-Palmolive for all it does to support Starlight Children’s Foundation and local children’s hospitals in our marketing areas,” said Danna Jones, Harris Teeter spokesperson. “Harris Teeter has always been and remains committed to the Charleston market by serving customers both in its stores and in the community.”

“Driven by Colgate-Palmolive’s value of caring and supported by the Company’s dedicated employees, the continued partnership has helped to further enable the Starlight mission and partner with experts to improve the lift and health of kids and families around the world.”

“We are very grateful to Harris Teeter and Colgate-Palmolive for their generous donation that will positively impact so many of our patients that visit the MUSC Children’s Hospital Sickle Cell Anemia Clinic.” said Betsy McMillan, Child Life Manager “The opportunity for our patients in the Pediatric Sickle Cell clinic, to have access to the latest technology during their medical appointments, is invaluable. Starlight Tablets allow children unlimited options to be creative and provide an alternative focus during treatments which can contribute greatly to the child’s ability to cope.”


Netflix honored with seven Creative Arts Emmy® Awards

Wins in Comedy, Drama and Documentary Categories Reflect Netflix’s Diverse Slate

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Netflix connects with audiences and Hollywood alike, garnering four Creative Arts Emmy® Awards for its lauded series “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards,” and three wins for its acclaimed documentary, “The Square.” The 2014 Awards were held on Saturday, August 16 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. A two-hour, edited presentation will air Sunday, August 24 at 8:00 PM(ET/PT) on FXM, with an encore airing at 10:00 PM (ET/PT).

“We are humbled to be honored on multiple fronts – from our flagship drama series House of Cards to our beloved comedy Orange is the New Black, and the probing, contemporary documentary The Square,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. “We work alongside some of the most inspired and uncompromising visionaries in Hollywood, and couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments tonight.”

Following are Netflix Original Series wins for the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy® Awards:


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)

“Chapter 14” Lorenzo Millan, Production Mixer Nathan Nance, Re-Recording Mixer Scott R. Lewis, Re-Recording Mixer


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series Jennifer Euston, CSA, Casting Director

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series

“Tit Punch” William Turro, Editor


Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming

Jehane Noujaim, Directed by

Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming

Jehane Noujaim, Director of Photography

Muhammed Hamdy, Director of Photography

Ahmed Hassan, Director of Photography

Cressida Trew, Director of Photography

Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming

Pedro Kos, Edited by

Christopher de la Torre, Edited by

Mohamed El Manasterly, Edited by

For more information and photos on the nominated series, visit

About Netflix:
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with over 50 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For a low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About “House of Cards” From Academy Award® nominated screenwriter Beau Willimon (“Farragut North,” “The Ides of March”), the critically-acclaimed drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, slithers beneath the curtain and through the back halls of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington D.C. In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara, “American Horror Story”), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s (Michel Gill, “The Good Wife”) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney, “Southland”) demands that Francis reciprocate political favors or face retribution. And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight as it eats away at her and Francis’s once private existence. The Underwood’s must overcome these dangers — past and present — to avoid losing everything, regardless of collateral damage they leave in their wake. In addition to Spacey, Wright, Mara, Gill and McRaney, the series also stars Mahershala Ali (“Treme”), Sebastian Arcelus (“Person of Interest”), Kristen Connolly (“The Cabin in the Woods”), Nathan Darrow (“Rigged”), Sakina Jaffrey (“Definitely, Maybe”), Michael Kelly (“The Adjustment Bureau”) and Molly Parker (“Deadwood”). Additional cast members appearing in the series include: Jayne Atkinson (“The Following”), Gil Birmingham (“The Lone Ranger”), Rachel Brosnahan (“Orange is the New Black”), Reg E. Cathey (“Grimm”), Derek Cecil (“Treme”), Terry Chen (“Bates Motel”), Ben Daniels (“Merlin”), Joanna Going (“Mad Men”), Boris McGiver (“Person of Interest”), Mozhan Marno (“In Plain Sight”) Sam Page (“Mad Men”), Kate Lyn Sheil (“V/H/S”), Jimmi Simpson (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and Constance Zimmer (“The Newsroom”).

In the summer of 2013, for its first season, “House of Cards” made history as the first ever streaming series to be nominated for Primetime Emmy® awards, when it was nominated for nine Emmys. The series took home three wins for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series (Laray Mayfield and Julie Schubert), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (David Fincher), andOutstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series (Eigil Bryld). In its first season, “House of Cards” was also nominated for four 2014 Golden Globes®and took home its first major Golden Globe® win with Robin Wright winning for Best Actress. Other nominations “House of Cards” garnered in 2013 included: Critics’ Choice Television Award Best Actor in a Drama Series (Spacey), Critics’ Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Corey Stoll), Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Award Outstanding New Program, Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Awards Program of the Year. In 2014, “House of Cards” has been nominated for thirteen Emmy®awards for its second season, including a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. “House of Cards” was acknowledged for a Peabody Award and earned nominations for the Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Award Outstanding Achievement in Dramaand Critics Choice Television Award Best Actress in a Drama Series (Wright). The series was also recognized by the AFI among the top 10 TV Programs of the Year as well as the BAFTA International Award. Based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, the second season of “House of Cards” is executive produced by Fincher, Willimon, Joshua Donen, Eric Roth, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Andrew Davies, Michael Dobbs and David Manson. The one-hour drama is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix. For additional information on “House of Cards,” go, @HouseOfCards,

About “Orange is the New Black”
“Orange is the New Black” is the comedic drama set in a women’s prison from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan (“Weeds”). The hour-long series starring Taylor Schilling, and based on the popular memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman, follows engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman (Schilling), whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex (Laura Prepon) results in her arrest and 15-month long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable New York life with fiancé Larry (Jason Biggs) for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture where she is forced to question everything she believes and form unexpected new alliances with a group of eccentric and outspoken inmates. The series’ diverse ensemble also includes Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Pablo Schreiber, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba and Taryn Manning. “Orange is the New Black” is executive produced by Kohan and produced by Lionsgate Television for Netflix. “Orange is the New Black” has garnered an AFI honor for being one of their top 10 TV programs of 2013 and is a recipient of a Peabody Award and GLAAD Media Award. In July 2014, the series was the most nominated comedy, garnering twelve Emmy® nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, after taking home the Television Critics’ Association (TCA) Outstanding New Program Award. Other accolades for the series include:Critics’ Choice Television Award Best Comedy Series, Critics’ Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Mulgrew), and Critics’ Choice Television Award Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Aduba). For additional information on “Orange is the New Black,” go to:, @OITNB,

About “The Square” Earning four nominations for this year’s Emmy® awards, “The Square” is a riveting, deeply human chronicle of the Egyptian protest movement from director-producer Jehane Noujaim (“Control Room”; “”; “Rafea: Solar Mama”) and producer Karim Amer (“Rafea: Solar Mama”). Academy Award nominated for Outstanding Documentary Feature, ‘The Square’ is an epic documentary that tells the behind-the-headlines story of the Egyptian Revolution through the eyes of young activists who have sought for the last two years to build a better Egypt. The film captures the immediacy and intensity of the protests in Tahrir Square from the 2011 overthrow of military leader Hosni Mubarak through the ousting of Mohammed Morsi in 2013, providing a kaleidoscopic, visceral portrait of the events as they unfold before Magdy, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khalid Abdalla, an Egyptian actor who played the lead in “The Kite Runner” and the charismatic Ahmed, whose poetic storytelling carries the narrative. Armed with nothing more than cameras, social media, deep consciousness, and a resolute commitment to change, these young revolutionaries give us a front-line perspective of the ongoing struggle fought with new weapons. In 2013, “The Square” took home the International Documentary Association (IDA) Award Best Feature and the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary (Noujaim). For additional information on “The Square,” go or @TheSquareFilm.


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Alliance Boots announces the acquisition of full ownership of UniDrug Distribution Group

Nottingham, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alliance Boots today announces it has acquired full ownership of UniDrug Distribution Group (UDG), its pre-wholesale and contract logistics joint venture in the UK, from UDG Healthcare for a consideration of around £66 million for the 50% shareholding it did not already own. The joint venture is already part of the Alloga pan-European network and will shortly be rebranded to Alloga.

Ornella Barra, Chief Executive, Wholesale and Brands, Alliance Boots, said: “Acquiring full ownership of this successful joint venture will enable us to provide our UK pharmaceutical customers with a broader and more integrated range of flexible pre-wholesaling and contract logistics solutions, while further building on our investment in the Alloga network across Europe.”


Notes to editors:

About Alloga
Alloga is a member of Alliance Boots and one of Europe’s leading specialist pre-wholesale and contract logistics providers, offering customers high quality, secure and robust services. It works with manufacturers providing them with pre-wholesale and contract logistics services to access wholesalers, pharmacies and hospitals on a pan-European basis.

About Alliance Boots
Alliance Boots is a leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers. Working in close partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, we are committed to improving health in the local communities we serve and helping our customers and patients to look and feel their best. Our focus is on growing our two core business activities of: pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing and pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution, while increasingly developing and internationalising our product brands.

Alliance Boots has a presence in more than 27* countries and employs over 120,000* people. We have pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses in 11* countries and operate more than 4,600* health and beauty retail stores, of which more than 4,450* have a pharmacy, with a fast growing online presence. In addition, Boots Opticians is one of the leaders in the UK optical market with around 600* practices, of which around 180* operate on a franchise basis, and we have a leading position in the UK hearingcare market through our associate, Boots Hearingcare, which operates in around 430* locations across the UK. Our pharmaceutical wholesale businesses supply medicines, other healthcare products and related services to more than 180,000* pharmacies, doctors, health centres and hospitals from more than 370* distribution centres in 20* countries.

In June 2012, Alliance Boots announced that it had entered into a strategic partnership with Walgreens Co. (Walgreens), the largest drugstore chain in the US. In August 2014, Alliance Boots and Walgreens communicated that they plan to merge in the first quarter of calendar 2015 to create the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise, which will be named Walgreens Boots Alliance.

* Figures are approximations as at 31 March 2014, with the addition of Farmacias Ahumada data at the date of its acquisition on 11 August 2014, and include associates and joint ventures.

For further information, please contact:

Media relations:

Laura Vergani/Katie Johnson, Alliance Boots: +44 (0)207 980 8585
James Murgatroyd/Claire Scicluna, RLM Finsbury: +44 (0)207 251 3801

Investor relations:

Gerald Gradwell, Alliance Boots: +44 (0)207 980 8527 (UK)/+1 646 688 1336 (US)

Sainsbury’s cuts the price of unleaded petrol and diesel across its 294 forecourts

LONDON, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has announced that from tomorrow, Tuesday 19th August, it will be cutting the price of unleaded petrol by up to 2 pence per litre and diesel by up to 1 pence per litre across its 294 forecourts.

Avishai Moor, Sainsbury’s Head of Fuel, said: “We always aim to offer our customers the very best value on everything we sell – and fuel is no exception. From today we’re dropping the price of unleaded petrol and diesel at all our petrol stations, helping drivers across Britain make real savings when they fill up with Sainsbury’s.”


Sainsbury’s cuts the price of unleaded petrol and diesel across its 294 forecourts

Sainsbury’s cuts the price of unleaded petrol and diesel across its 294 forecourts


Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 1,102,084 Ahold common shares in the period from August 11, 2014 up to and including August 15, 2014.

The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 12.8446 per share for a total consideration of € 14.16 million. These repurchases were made as part of the € 500 million share buyback program announced on February 28, 2013 as increased by € 1.5 billion to a total amount of € 2 billion announced on June 4, 2013.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 129,844,155 common shares for a total consideration of € 1,688.00 million.

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