John Lewis announces the appointment of Sienne Veit to the newly created role of director, online product

Newly created role reinforces retailer’s continued focus on omnichannel offer

LONDON, 2014-9-24— /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has appointed Sienne Veit to the newly created role of director, online product. Sienne will be responsible for leading the development of the retailer’s online customer experience across all channels, reporting to online director, Mark Lewis.

With over half of traffic to johnlewis.com now coming from mobile and tablet devices, the appointment comes as John Lewis continues to place a significant focus on its mobile strategy.

Sienne will take on the leadership of the online customer experience team who is responsible for ensuring a seamless customer journey across the website, mobile, tablet and other devices. In recent months the team have worked on developing the John Lewis app and ahead of Christmas, customers will see an updated version of the tablet-specific app with new engaging and interactive content. Further enhancements are planned for the phone app in 2015 highlighting that the mobile strategy is at the heart of the retailer’s online operations.

Sienne takes up the position following a year as director of her own consultancy, Invisible Stuff Ltd. Previous to this she was Head of Mobile at Morrisons and prior to this spent five years at Marks & Spencer. Last year, Sienne was named as one of Mobile Marketer’s Women to Watch for 2013.

Mark Lewis, Online Director, John Lewis, said: ‘I’m delighted that Sienne will be joining the online team as director, online product. With a deep passion for customer experience and many years working in the digital retail space, Sienne is ideally placed to lead the next stage of our online and omnichannel growth and ensure customer experience across our website, mobile, tablet and other devices is market-leading.’

Sienne Veit commented: ‘I’m thrilled to be joining John Lewis. Over the last few years, the business has worked hard to grow its omnichannel offer to customers and I’m looking forward to building on this to ensure John Lewis remains renowned for its outstanding experience to customers no matter how they choose to shop.’

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, 328 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 90,000 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

You can follow John Lewis on the following social media channels:
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Enquiries

For further information please contact:

John Lewis
Lauren Sciberras, Senior Communications Officer, John Lewis
Telephone: 020 7798 3121
Email: lauren.sciberras@johnlewis.co.uk

Lowe’s receives 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award for superior environmental performance in supply chain operations

Lowe’s is only retail shipper partner ever to receive 6 SmartWay awards

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2014-9-24— /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) the highest honor for industry leadership in its SmartWay® Transport Partnership. Lowe’s received a 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award for superior environmental performance in supply chain operations.

Lowe’s was one of 11 companies to receive this award, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s nearly 3,000 partners. With today’s recognition for its efforts to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency across the freight industry, Lowe’s became the only retail shipper partner ever to receive six SmartWay awards.

“Earning this distinction from the EPA and celebrating the work of all the SmartWay partners is a great reminder that Lowe’s is a part of something bigger,” said Rick Gabrielson, Lowe’s vice president of transportation. “It strengthens our commitment to continue to promote responsible transportation practices that benefit the freight industry, all of our communities and, ultimately, our customers.”

For more than a decade, Lowe’s has worked with carriers and environmental partners to champion strategies to reduce fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Lowe’s helped launch the SmartWay program aimed at improving emissions of drayage trucks that deliver freight in and around U.S. ports. Today, two-thirds of Lowe’s import containers are transported by trucks that are 2007 models or newer.

To reduce operational costs and emissions, Lowe’s continues to expand the use of trucks powered by natural gas, a cleaner and more economical alternative to diesel fuel. Natural gas trucks are now active at Lowe’s regional distributions centers in seven states, including a fully dedicated fleet that ships products out of Lowe’s distribution center in Mount Vernon, Texas. By the end of 2014, the company expects to service more than 20 percent of Lowe’s stores with natural gas trucks.

All domestic shipments routed by Lowe’s are transported by SmartWay carriers. Since 2005, the EPA program has helped Lowe’s carriers generate fuel savings of more than 180 million gallons and carbon-dioxide savings of more than 2 million tons, the equivalent of removing more than 420,000 cars from America’s roads.

“On the occasion of our 10-year anniversary, EPA applauds this year’s SmartWay Excellence Award recipients. They have demonstrated true leadership in improving operational efficiency and reducing climate-altering carbon pollution. These firms are leading their business community to a cleaner, more efficient and sustainable future for goods movement,” said Chris Grundler, director, EPA’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality. “Their freight efficiency efforts foster a more sustainable economy and strengthen energy security, while generating environmental results.”

Find out more about Lowe’s EPA partnerships and other environmental initiatives at Lowes.com/Social Responsibility.

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company serving approximately 15 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2013 sales of $53.4 billion, Lowe’s has more than 1,835 home improvement and hardware stores and 260,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

About SmartWay
EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is celebrating 10 years as a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 120.7 million barrels of oil and $16.8 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay’s clean air achievements (51.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxides and 37,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens.

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Lowe’s receives 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award for superior environmental performance in supply chain operations

Lowe’s receives 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award for superior environmental performance in supply chain operations

 

The Home Depot® honored with SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the second consecutive year

Award Recipients are Top Program Performers and Leaders for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency

ATLANTA, 2014-9-24— /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, was honored with a SmartWay®Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the second consecutive year as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. The Home Depot demonstrated top environmental performance by effectively hauling all freight with environmentally and energy efficient SmartWay carriers.

“We’re honored to once again be recognized by SmartWay and continue to stress the importance and our dedication to serve as leaders in the freight industry with environmentally and energy efficient operations,” said Michelle Livingstone, vice president of transportation at The Home Depot.

The Home Depot was one of 11 companies to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s nearly 3,000 partners. The shipper and logistics Excellence Awardees were honored at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual conference held in San Antonio, Texas on September 23, 2014.

“On the occasion of our 10 year anniversary, EPA applauds this year’s SmartWay Excellence Award recipients. They have demonstrated true leadership in improving operational efficiency and reducing climate altering carbon pollution. These firms are leading their business community to a cleaner, more efficient and sustainable future for goods movement,” said Chris Grundler, director, EPA’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality. “Their freight efficiency efforts foster a more sustainable economy and strengthen energy security, while generating environmental results.”

About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,266 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2013, The Home Depot had sales of $78.8 billion and earnings of $5.4 billion. The company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

About SmartWay
EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is celebrating 10 years as a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstration of a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and environmentally-friendly business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have saved 120.7 million barrels of oil and $16.8 billion in fuel costs. SmartWay’s clean air achievements (51.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, 738,000 tons of nitrogen oxides, and 37,000 tons of particulate matter emissions avoided) help to protect the well-being of citizens.

 

Kimco Realty Corp. recognized for its outstanding commitment to sustainability and transparency by CDP and GRESB

Achieves Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and Green Star Designations

NEW HYDE PARK, NEW YORK, 2014-9-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) has been recognized by two leading investor-backed organizations for its outstanding  commitment to sustainability and transparency. Today the company was named to the S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) by the nonprofit CDP, the world’s global environmental disclosure system, for the depth and quality of information it disclosed to investors and the global marketplace this year. Kimco’s leadership status was announced in the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, which details how S&P 500 member companies are creating environmental and economic value through their sustainability initiatives.

This is the first year that Kimco has earned a position in the CDLI. The annual index spotlights the top 10 percent of respondents that have demonstrated the highest level of transparency and data quality in their disclosure of climate-related information and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions. Sixty-three companies are featured in the 2014 CDLI. Kimco supplied this information to CDP’s network of 767 institutional investors, who represent more than $92 trillion in assets.

In addition to Kimco’s CDLI recognition, the company recently earned the Green Star designation by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), the highest designation for respondents. Kimco’s headline GRESB score increased by 67 percent relative to 2013, advancing the company into the top quartile of over 600 global respondents. Founded in 2011, GRESB is an industry-driven organization committed to assessing the sustainability performance of real estate portfolios internationally. It is backed by 46 institutional investors with $5.5 trillion in capital under management. The Green Star is awarded to companies in the real estate industry that measure, implement, manage, and develop corporate responsibility as part of their daily operations.“We started participating in CDP and GRESB four years ago and have steadily improved our scores over the past few years,” said Conor Flynn, President and Chief Operating Officer at Kimco. “Our improvement as measured by these two leading organizations follows from a focused and ongoing internal effort to improve our sustainability performance. Our team, led by Director of Sustainability Will Teichman, has invested considerable time and resources in
developing an industry-leading program and this year’s recognition by CDP and GRESB validates Kimco’s efforts in this strategically important area.”

About Kimco
Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, New York, that owns and operates North America’s largest publicly traded portfolio of neighborhood and community shopping centers. As of June 30, 2014, the company owned interests in 840 shopping centers comprising 121 million square feet of leasable space across 41 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and South America. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 50 years. For further information, please visit http://www.kimcorealty.com, the company’s blog at blog.kimcorealty.com, or follow Kimco on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kimcorealty.

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Contact:
Will Teichman
Director of Sustainability
704-362-6123
wteichman@kimcorealty.com

Wincor Nixdorf selected by NBTY Europe to provide services for Holland & Barrett, GNC and Nature’s Way

Contract awarded thanks to end-to-end IT solution capability

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-9-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, a leading retail and banking IT solutions provider, has been selected by NBTY Europe to provide services for a number of its health and well-being companies, notably Holland & Barrett, GNC and Nature’s Way. This includes an availability service for point of sale devices in 700 Holland & Barrett stores, all GNC / Nature’s Way stores and implementation services for multiple brands across the NBTY Europe group incorporating new store refit and refresh programmes, decommissioning projects and site surveys. The contract also incorporates Intelligent Build and Integration Services (I-BIS), a build, recovery and patching process developed by Wincor Nixdorf to enable retailers to manage seasonal adjustments, rollout IT systems at new stores, and recover crashed systems more easily.

As part of the availability service, Holland & Barrett, GNC’s and Nature’s Way point of sale devices will be connected to Wincor Nixdorf’s eServices® platform to enable remote monitoring 24/7. This innovative solution enables fast resolution of minor incidents that can be fixed via a remote reboot and for more serious incidents it allows the team to identify the issue so that the engineer is prepared when they arrive. This avoids costly downtime and helps avoid disruption to business-as-usual and the customer experience.

NBTY Europe selected Wincor Nixdorf due to its competitive service model, its global model, its ability to provide genuine end-to-end IT solutions and its ability to scale its operations and tailor its solution model to suit NBTY Europe. The team was also impressed by Wincor Nixdorf’s proven track record in delivering high availability to its existing retail and retail banking customers.

Fiona Llewellyn, Director of IT at NBTY Europe said, “We work in a competitive market and it is crucial that our IT systems don’t cause disruptions to business as usual – with Wincor Nixdorf we are confident that we can achieve high uptime of our IT systems to create a great shopping experience for our customers. What’s more, we were impressed by Wincor Nixdorf’s end-to-end capability and can see how this can reap benefits for our business. The final decision was also based on culture – we can see that Wincor Nixdorf’s culture, capability and passion fits that of NBTY Europe and we believe this is important to building a long-term partnership.”

Paul Fisher, Managing Director, Services at Wincor Nixdorf added, “We are delighted that NBTY Europe has selected Wincor Nixdorf to provide availability services, implementations services and professional services for a number of its brands including Holland & Barrett and GNC. We have a broad portfolio designed to support retailers’ end-to-end IT infrastructures and we are looking forward to using our proven capabilities and expertise in the retail industry to enhance business operations across NBTY’s store network.”

About NBTY Europe
NBTY Europe is Europe’s largest specialist health-food retailer, with 922 stores in the United Kingdom (Holland & Barrett & GNC), Republic of Ireland (Holland & Barrett), The Netherlands (De Tuinen) and Belgium (Essenza). The business also operates more than 80 Holland & Barrett stores in China, Cyprus, The United Arab Emirates, Malta, Gibraltar, Iceland, Kuwait and Singapore as franchises. Headquartered in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, NBTY Europe is a vertically integrated company, manufacturing and packaging its own brand products in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, and is part of NBTY Inc. based in New York, USA.

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CBRE Group, Inc. recognized for climate-change disclosure transparency with its inclusion in CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index

Los Angeles, 2014-9-24— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. today announced that it has been recognized for climate-change disclosure transparency through its inclusion in CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). The annual index spotlights Standard & Poor’s 500 companies that have demonstrated a high level of transparency and data quality in their disclosure of climate-related information. Sixty-three S&P 500 companies are featured in the 2014 CDLI. This is the second year that CBRE has achieved a position in CDLI.

CDP’s climate change program facilitates corporate management and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related risks and opportunities.

CBRE provided information at the request of 767 investors, representing more than $92 trillion in assets. CBRE disclosures to CDP are scored on a scale of 100 for completeness and data quality. High scores indicate that companies provided robust climate data and conveyed a strong understanding of corporate climate-related issues. The companies in the top 10% for disclosure scores are awarded a position on the CDLI. This year, the S&P 500 CDLI features companies that earned a score of 97 or higher, demonstrating the high regard that leading companies hold for the collection and communication of climate change information for their investors.

CDP disclosure scores are provided to investors and other decision makers through various channels, including Bloomberg terminals, to help them assess corporate preparedness for changing market demands and emissions regulation.

“Our inclusion for the second year in row in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index underscores CBRE’s dedication to both best-in-class sustainability services and transparent reporting of our performance,” said Dave Pogue, CBRE’s Global Director of Corporate Responsibility. “Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, and we face steep financial risk if we do not mitigate them.”

“The need for disclosure of corporate climate change impacts and strategies to reduce them has never been greater,” said Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of CDP. “For this reason, we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position on CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. These companies are responding to the ever-growing demand for environmental accountability and helping to inspire others to follow suit.”

CBRE’s Environmental Sustainability program includes global commitments in 11 key areas of environmentally sound performance, including resource management, occupancy, communications and training, public policy and procurement. The program provides best practices and initiatives that strengthen CBRE’s own environmental commitment, reflect the best environmental practices in our clients’ properties, and provide vital training and education to CBRE professionals.

CBRE’s 2014 CDP filing, as well as the company’s filings from previous years and the complete CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, are publically available at www.cdp.net.

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 CDP
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 767 institutional investors with assets of US$92 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate-change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions.

Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.

For Further Information:

Robert Mcgrath
Director, Sr
T +1 212 9848267
email
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CBRE Group, Inc. to offer up to $300M in aggregate principal amount of senior notes, subject to market and other conditions

Los Angeles, CA, 2014-9-24— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it intends to offer up to $300 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes, subject to market and other conditions (the “Notes”). The Notes are expected to be issued by the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, CBRE Services, Inc., and guaranteed on a full and unconditional basis by the Company and the subsidiaries that guarantee its senior secured credit facility.

The Company intends to use the net proceed from such offering of the Notes, together with cash on hand, to redeem CBRE Services, Inc.’s outstanding 6.625% Senior Notes due 2020.

The Notes will be offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement that the Company previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The offering of the Notes will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the Notes, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

CBRE Group, Inc. is a leading global commercial real estate services and investment firm based in Los Angeles.

“Safe Harbor” Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to the offering of the Notes and the anticipated use of proceeds therefrom. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors discussed in CBRE Group, Inc.’s filings with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws, CBRE Group, Inc. 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 Group, Inc. 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 risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, and risks to CBRE Group Inc.’s business in general, please refer to its 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 quarterly period ended June 30, 2014.​​

For Further Information:

James Groch
CFO & Glbl Director, Corp Dev
T +1 215 9217474
email

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

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The Co-operative Food research reveals the stereotypical student diet of booze, beans and biscuits could be a thing of the past

MANCHESTER, UK, 2014-9-24— /EPR Retail News/ — The stereotypical student diet of booze, beans and biscuits could be a thing of the past according to new research released by The Co-operative Food today (Tuesday, 23 September).

Over 10 million purchases were analysed to reveal the shopping habits of savvy students who receive a 10% discount on groceries* at the community-based retailer’s 2,800 stores when they use their NUS Extra card.

Reassuringly for parents, fresh fruit, vegetables and, chicken, are among the food and drink items most frequently purchased. While a desire for home comforts earns crumpets a top 10 listing.

Beyond the essentials of milk and bread, breakfast favourites prove to be the most popular with eggs, bacon and croissants in the top 20. And, outside the top 20, students’ with a sweet-tooth are more likely to crack open a Crème Egg (31st) than any other chocolate product. In the annual cardholder survey carried out by NUS Extra, The Co-operative Food was found to be the discount “used most regularly by NUS Extra cardholders”, followed by New Look; Amazon; Superdrug; ASOS; Odeon and, Pizza Express.

Andrew Mann, Customer Director, The Co-operative Food, said:

“Students are facing increasing financial pressures while studying, and are becoming more savvy when it comes to food shopping. Many students are living away from home for the first time, and learning to live and cook on a budget. The Co-operative is committed to delivering quality products at great prices in convenient locations, and with around 2,800 stores across the UK, students can use their discount wherever they live or study – good news for students and reassuring for parents.

“As a parent myself, It’s great to see that the purchases being made are not in-line with many people’s perception of what a stereotypical student diet would look like. Whether it’s the resurgence in cooking from scratch, or increased awareness of the importance of making healthy choices, it seems that many students are well on their way to their “five-a-day” and, choosing a more balanced and healthy diet.

“Alex Butcher, Partnership and Marketing Manager for NUS Extra, said:

“The objective of the partnership between NUS Extra and The Co-operative Food is to make grocery shopping more affordable for students, so it is very encouraging to not only see students making the most of the 10% discount, but using it to make good, healthy choices when it comes to their diet. The Co-operative Food is an ideal partner for the NUS, as a community-based retailer, with a store in every UK postal area, it is a perfect choice for students picking up food on their way to and from lectures.”

NUS Extra sold more than 650,000 cards last year and The Co-operative Food became the only food retailer to offer a student discount when it joined the scheme 12 months ago.

The 10% discount for students is in addition to The Co-operative’s price investment to lower prices on hundreds of everyday essentials. Dubbed, “Fair & Square prices,” The Co-operative’s campaign aims to provide quality food at lower prices in order to transform the community shopping experience for customers, including items such as its own-brand 75p farmhouse loaf.

The NUS Extra card costs £12 for a full 12 months of savings from the date of purchase. Profits from sales of the card generates much needed income for Students’ Unions and funding for NUS student welfare campaigns.

For further details and information, or to apply for a NUS Extra card, visit http://www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/
For more information about in-store discounts available for students at The Co-operative Food visit http://www.co-operativefood.co.uk/in-store-services/nus-extra-discounts/

Place Items most frequently purchased
1 Milk
2 Bananas
3 Tomatoes
4 Cucumber
5 Closed cup mushrooms
6 Mixed peppers
7 Free range eggs
8 Crumpets
9 Bread
10 Croissants
11 Lemon
12 Coca-Cola
13 Broccoli
14 Rindless back bacon
15 Doritos cool original
16 British chicken breast fillet
17 Blueberries
18 Strawberries
19 Deep fill chicken & bacon sandwich
20 The Co-operative Fresh Lean Beef Steak Mince

* Exclusions apply: Baby milk, stamps, saving schemes, National Lottery & Health Lottery purchases, gift vouchers, phone cards, in-store concessions, PayPoint, currency, fuel, cigarettes & tobacco, newspaper delivery and electrical goods.

For further information please contact:
Andrew Torr
The Co-operative Group Press Office
Tel: 07702 505551
Email: andrew.torr@co-operative.coop

Notes to Editors:
For more information about The Co-operative Food visit www.co-operativefood.co.uk

The Co-operative Group is the UK’s largest co-operative business, whose purpose is “Championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities.” Owned by over eight million members, The Co-operative Group operates a total of 4,500 outlets, with around 87,000 employees and has an annual turnover of £11 billion with interests across food, funerals, insurance and legal services.

NUS Extra
NUS Extra is available to all students aged over 16 years, including distance learners and vocational students. It costs just £12 for a full 12 months of savings from the date of purchase. Last year, income from NUS extra raised £2.3m for student unions and over £4million for the student movement.

NUS
National Union of Students is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member students’ unions. NUS is a confederation of 600 students’ unions, amounting to more than 95 per cent of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through its member students’ unions, NUS represents the interests of more than seven million students.

LS travel retail North America to open new sports store, ‘The Scoreboard’ in Toronto Pearson International Airport

TORONTO, CANADA, 2014-9-24— /EPR Retail News/ — LS travel retail North America is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a new sports store in Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).  Scheduled to open next month, The Scoreboard will be located post-security in Terminal 1 Domestic, and will provide travelers with the best in Toronto sports memorabilia.

The Scoreboard will be an exciting addition to Canada’s largest airport, introducing Toronto Pearson’s passengers to a local, flexible, dynamic sports store that entices both the die-hard fan as well as the out-of-town traveler looking for an authentic piece of Toronto.

“We couldn’t be happier to bring The Scoreboard to Toronto Pearson International Airport, a valued and long-time partner of ours”, said Vadim Motlik, Chief Development Officer at LS travel retail. “Sports are an exciting and vital part of Toronto, and The Scoreboard will bring the passion to Toronto Pearson travelers firsthand, with authentic merchandise from major sporting events throughout the year.”

In addition to officially licensed products from Toronto’s Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Raptors, Argonauts and more, The Scoreboard will provide products related to the moment’s hottest sports trends, thanks to a flexible section dedicated to the most popular sporting events. From the 2015 PanAm Games and the Honda Indy, to the 2016 Summer Olympics and all the activities coming from professional sports, Toronto Pearson’s passengers will enjoy popular, quality sports gear and souvenirs all year round.

“We are excited to welcome The Scoreboard to Terminal 1. Our passengers asked for official sports merchandise and we are pleased to deliver”, said Scott Collier, Vice President of Customer and Terminal Services for the GTAA. “Our local sports teams are a big draw for visitors to Toronto and being able to take home a reminder of the big game is just another way Toronto Pearson, in partnership with LS travel retail, is creating a memorable retail experience.”

With over 36 million passengers traveling through the Airport each year, Toronto Pearson is the largest and busiest airport in Canada, and a major North American global gateway.

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Style expert Tim Gunn launches bedding and bath line scheduled to debut at QVC on September 26

Style Icon Tim Gunn Launches Home and Bedding Line
Created Especially for QVC

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2014-9-24— /EPR Retail News/ — Best known as the Emmy-Award winning co-host, producer and mentor of Lifetime’s “Project Runway,” celebrated style expert Tim Gunn knows fashion. Now, Gunn’s design vision and eye for style will move from the runway to the home with the launch of the Tim Gunn Collection, an elegant and affordable bedding and bath line, scheduled to debut on QVC September 26 at 9PM (ET). The line will be offered exclusively through QVC until November 1, 2014.

Inspired by his frequent travels to Asia and the art and pottery he acquired abroad during these trips, the Tim Gunn Collection is designed with a variety of fabrics, classic prints and patterns, intricate details and exquisite colors. Ranging in price from $35 to $250, the line includes bedding ensembles, decorative accent pillows, sheet sets, a shower curtain and even luxurious pet beds personalized with a pet-friendly play on Gunn’s famous catchphrase “Make it Work.”

In addition to his reputable role on “Project Runway,” Gunn is also the host of “Project Runway” spinoff “Under the Gunn,” the former chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne, Inc., a best-selling author and an educator and former chairman of the fashion design department at the esteemed Parsons School. Gunn’s illustrious background and fashion expertise provided him with the skills necessary to turn his passion for interiors into a stylish and affordable line for QVC.

“Tim’s eye for style and passion for great design can be seen in anything he touches,” said Ken O’Brien, senior vice president of merchandising for QVC. “The Tim Gunn Collection brings high quality home decor to our customers at affordable prices.”

Tune in to “Tim Gunn Collection – Home & Bedding” on September 26 at 9PM (ET) for a firsthand look at the collection and a front-row seat as Gunn helps dress the home. The Tim Gunn Collection is scheduled to be available, while supplies last, beginning September 26 through the QVC apps, by calling 800.345.1515 or by visiting QVC.com.

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