Dunkin’ Donuts signs multi-unit store development agreement with ABDD Arizona to develop seven restaurants in Phoenix

CANTON, MA, 2014-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchisees, ABDD Arizona, to develop seven restaurants in Phoenix. The group’s first restaurant from this franchise agreement opened on Oct. 27 at 1543 East Bethany Home Road.

Led by Judd and Erica Wishnow, this franchise group currently operates 23 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Hudson Valley of New York, and surrounding areas of New Jersey. ABDD Arizona will be led locally by Paul Faust, a former Dunkin’ Donuts operations manager.

“We are excited to expand the brand’s presence in Phoenix and play an important role in the daily lives of people who live, work and visit here,” said Judd Wishnow, Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee. “We are thrilled to have opened our first restaurant in the market last month, and look forward to opening additional restaurants in the years to come.”

Currently, there are more than 65 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants located throughout Arizona, and the company is continuing to recruit franchisees in the cities of Prescott Valley, Lake Havasu, Sierra Vista, Benson and Wilcox. To help fuel growth in Arizona, special development incentives are available which include reduced royalty fees for three years and up to $10,000 in local store marketing for stores that open on time.*

In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.

“Our secret to continued growth includes passionate franchisees who provide a high-level of customer service to our guests every day,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “We are excited to welcome Judd and Erica to the Arizona market, and believe they will cultivate lasting customer relationships and become an integral part of the Phoenix communities they serve.”

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new look includes four distinct restaurant design options for franchisees, each featuring variations in layout, color schemes, graphics, textures, furniture and/or lighting. The designs enhance the current restaurant appearance, environment and layout to serve people all day long. Unlike other quick-service restaurants, Dunkin’ Donuts allows franchisees to select individual elements from any of the four options, creating a restaurant design that reflects their personal tastes and preferences, and best serves their specific restaurant size and location.

Since the 1950s, Dunkin’ Donuts has been a daily ritual for millions of people and has offered guests delicious food, beverages and friendly service at a great value. Dunkin’ Donuts offerings include iced coffee, flavored coffees, lattes, Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® Packs, Coolatta® frozen drinks, donuts, muffins, bagels, breakfast and bakery sandwiches, and a DDSMART® menu featuring better-for-you items.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

*Details available in the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Disclosure Document

About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for eight years running. The company has more than 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

7‑Eleven becomes the first convenience retailers to carry its own extensive line of private-brand OTC medicines

DALLAS, 2014-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — When shoppers visit a 7‑Eleven® store, they are typically on a mission – a snack if they’re hungry, a drink if they’re thirsty, fuel if their gas tank’s empty, a lottery ticket if they’re feeling lucky. But for those suffering from a headache, allergies, indigestion or the like, what they want most of all is relief.7‑Eleven, which has long offered single-dose blister packs of the most popular, national brand over-the-counter (OTC) medications for years, has entered the private-label drug business with its own 7-Select™-branded, non-prescription medicines, at a savings of up to 85 percent per pill or ounce for equal to or better quality.  Participating stores carry 7-Select OTC remedies in five major categories:

  • Pain relief
  • Cold-flu-allergy
  • Gastro-intestinal upset
  • Cough/throat
  • Sleep aids

“With recent changes in healthcare, an aging population and the transition from prescription to the OTC status of some popular medicines, more people are looking for ways to self-treat minor ailments,” said Rebecca Frechette, 7‑Eleven senior vice president of merchandising.“Just like when our customers are hungry or thirsty, if they come to our stores feeling ill, they have an immediate need they want fixed fast,” she said. “With the new 7-Select high-quality alternatives to popular OTC drugs, we can offer them relief from their ailment with great products at value prices.” Regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), private-label OTC drugs must meet or exceed the same efficacy guidelines and standards of their national-brand counterparts, including product strength, dosing directions and package labeling.The retailer has partnered with Perrigo, the largest generic medication supplier in the U.S., to create its assortment.Most 7‑Eleven stores will continue to carry popular national brands in single-dose and larger packages alongside its 7-Select options. Some stores may choose to carry only the new value-priced, private-brand children’s pain, cold and allergy remedies.Participating stores now carry some or all of the following 7-Select high quality OTC medications: Pain

  • Ibuprofen Brown Caplets – 24 and 50 count (compare to Advil)
  • Extra Strength Acetaminophen Caplets, 500 mg. – 24 count (compare to Tylenol ES)
  • Migraine Caplets – 24 count (compare to Excedrin Migraine)
  • Naproxen Sodium Caplets or Tablets, 220 mg. – 24 count (compare to Aleve)
  • Coated Aspirin – 100 count (compare to Bayer)
  • Chewable Low Dose Adult Aspirin Tablets – 36 count (compare to St. Joseph)

Cold/Flu/Allergy

  • Day Cold & Flu Relief – 16 count (compare to Dayquil Liquicaps)
  • Night Cold & Flu Relief – 16 count (compare to Nyquil Liquicaps)
  • Night Time Cold & Flu Liquid – 12 oz. (compare to Nyquil Liquid)
  • Daytime Cold & Flu Liquid – 12 oz. (compare to Dayquil Liquid)
  • Loratadine Allergy, 10 mg., 24-hour Tablets – 10 count (compare to Claritin)
  • Diphedryl Allergy Tablets – 24 count (compare to Benadryl)
  • Cetrizine Allergy Relief Tablets, 10 mg. – 14 count (compare to Zyrtec)
  • Fexofenadine HCL 180 mg. Allergy Tablets – 10 ct. (compare to Allegra)
  • Child and Adult Cough Relief – 3 oz. (compare to Delsym)
  • Decongestant Nasal Spray – 1 oz. (compare to Afrin)
  • Saline Nasal Spray – 1.5 oz. (compare to Ocean)

Gastro-Intestinal

  • Maxi-Strength Ranitidine Heartburn Relief Tablets, 150 mg. – 24 count (compare to Zantac)
  • Max Strength Pink Bismuth Stomach Relief – 8 oz. (compare to Pepto-Bismol)
  • Famotidine Acid Reducer Tablets – 8 count (compare to Pepcid)
  • Anti-diarrheal Loperamide Caplets – 12 count (compare to Imodium A-D)
  • Stomach Relief Chews – 30 count (compare to Pepto-Bismol)
  • Chewable Antacids – 96 count (compare to Tums)

Sleep Aids

  • Night-time Sleep Aid, Berry – 6 oz. (compare to ZZZQuil)
  • Night-time Sleep Aid Tablets – 16 count (compare to Unisom)
  • Ibuprofen PM Caplets – 20 count (compare to Advil PM)
  • Extra Strength Acetaminophen  PM – 50 count (compare to Tylenol PM)

Children’s

  • Children’s Pain Relief Oral Solution Grape, 160 mg. – 4 oz. (compare to Children’s Tylenol)
  • Child Ibuprofen Berry Suspension, 100 mg. – 4 oz. (compare to Children’s Advil)
  • Cetirizine Children’s Allergy Relief Grape, 5 mg. – 4 oz. (compare to Children’s Zyrtec)
  • Child Diphedryl Allergy Relief Cherry – 4 oz. (compare to Children’s Benadryl)
  • Dibromm Child Cold & Allergy Grape Elixir – 4 oz. (compare to Children’s Dimetapp)

7‑Eleven is one of the first convenience retailers to carry its own extensive line of private-brand OTC medicines – up to 34 varieties – with more planned for the future.“As popular prescription drugs transition to over the counter, we will refine and add to our OTC selection if it makes sense to include in our selection,” Frechette said. “OTC medication is a $30 billion business and, in some categories, private-brands account for more than half of these sales. More people are becoming accustomed to choosing private brand OTC drugs, and as our 7-Select brand is gaining recognition, this seemed a natural extension for us. “We are trying to create convenient solution centers for our customers,” Frechette said. “That means carrying tissues and eye drops next to allergy medicines, lip balms and Vitamin C with cold and flu remedies, or hand sanitizer, topical medicated sprays and elastic bandages next to pain relief.”7‑Eleven introduced products sold under the 7-Select banner in 2004, and today its stores carry up to 300 different items under its private brand.

About 7‑Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7‑Eleven operates franchises or licenses more than 10,400 7‑Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, there are more than 54,400 7‑Eleven stores in 16 countries. During 2013, 7‑Eleven stores generated total worldwide sales close to $84.5 billion. 7‑Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #2 on Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies for 2013; #3 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2012, and #3 in Forbes magazine’s Top 20 Franchises to Start. 7‑Eleven is No. 3 on Fast Company magazine’s 2013 list of the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail” and among the Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for 2013 by U.S. Veterans Magazine and on GI Jobs magazine’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2014. Hispanic Magazine named 7‑Eleven among its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7‑Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at www.7‑Eleven.com.

Contact:
Margaret Chabris
7‑Eleven, Inc.
972-828-7285
margaret.chabris@7-11.com

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7‑Eleven, Inc. launches its high-quality 7-Select line of other-the-counter pain relievers. Pictured here are eight of the 34 medications 7‑Eleven stores can choose for their customers. These products are value-priced when compared to the name-brand competitors on 7‑Eleven store shelves.

7‑Eleven, Inc. launches its high-quality 7-Select line of other-the-counter pain relievers. Pictured here are eight of the 34 medications 7‑Eleven stores can choose for their customers. These products are value-priced when compared to the name-brand competitors on 7‑Eleven store shelves.

Equity One, Inc. to release its 2014 fourth quarter earnings on February 17, 2015 after the market close

North Miami Beach, FL, 2014-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Equity One, Inc. (NYSE: EQY), an owner, developer, and operator of shopping centers, announced today that it will release its 2014 fourth quarter earnings on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 after the market close. On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Equity One’s senior officers will conduct a conference call to review the 2014 fourth quarter earnings and operating results.

Stockholders, analysts and other interested parties can access the earnings call by dialing (888) 317-6003 (U.S.), (866) 284-3684 (Canada) or (412) 317-6061 (international) using pass code 5891638. The call will also be webcast and can be accessed in a listen-only mode on Equity One’s web site at http://www.equityone.net.

If you are unable to participate during the live call, a replay will be available on Equity One’s website for future review. You may also access the telephone replay by dialing (877) 344-7529 (U.S.), (855) 669-9658 (Canada) or (412) 317-0088 (international) using pass code 10056512 through March 20, 2015.

ABOUT EQUITY ONE, INC.
As of September 30, 2014, our consolidated shopping center portfolio comprised 126 properties, including 107 retail properties and four non-retail properties totaling approximately 13.8 million square feet of gross leasable area, or GLA, nine development or redevelopment properties with approximately 1.6 million square feet of GLA upon completion, and six land parcels. As of September 30, 2014, our consolidated shopping center occupancy was 94.4% and included national, regional and local tenants. Additionally, we had joint venture interests in 18 retail properties and two office buildings totaling approximately 3.2 million square feet of GLA. For more information, please access the Equity One website at
www.equityone.net.

For additional information:
Mark Langer, EVP and
Chief Financial Officer

Equity One, Inc.
1600 NE Miami Gardens Drive
North Miami Beach, FL 33179
305-947-1664

Equity One, Inc. announced cash dividend of $0.22 per share on its common stock for the quarter ending December 31, 2014

North Miami Beach, FL, 2014-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Equity One, Inc. (NYSE:EQY), an owner, developer, and operator of shopping centers, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per share of its common stock for the quarter ending December 31, 2014, payable on December 31, 2014 to stockholders of record on December 17, 2014.

ABOUT EQUITY ONE, INC.
As of September 30, 2014, our consolidated shopping center portfolio comprised 126 properties, including 107 retail properties and four non-retail properties totaling approximately 13.8 million square feet of gross leasable area, or GLA, nine development or redevelopment properties with approximately 1.6 million square feet of GLA upon completion, and six land parcels. As of September 30, 2014, our consolidated shopping center occupancy was 94.4% and included national, regional and local tenants. Additionally, we had joint venture interests in 18 retail properties and two office buildings totaling approximately 3.2 million square feet of GLA. For more information, please access the Equity One website at
www.equityone.net.

For additional information:
Mark Langer, EVP and
Chief Financial Officer

Equity One, Inc.
1600 NE Miami Gardens Drive
North Miami Beach, FL 33179
305-947-1664

Starbucks unveiled Powermat wireless charging in approximately 200 of its stores in the San Francisco Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks today unveiled Powermat wireless charging in approximately 200 of its stores in the San Francisco Bay Area.  This launch is the first step in Starbucks strategic plan to offer Powermat throughout its U.S. locations, and to explore rollouts in Europe and Asia within the year.

“We are thrilled to offer our Bay Area customers the next level of convenience with Powermat wireless charging. This first market installation is a first step towards a national deployment of this amenity in our stores,” said Adam Brotman, chief digital officer at Starbucks. “We were pleased with the customer response to the pilot tests we conducted over the past two years and we now expect an even greater level of customer satisfaction as we set forth to offer wireless charging capability on a national scale.”

Stores in the San Francisco Bay area are now equipped with ‘Powermat Spots’  – designated areas on tables and counters where customers can place their compatible device and charge wirelessly.  In addition, Starbucks stores are offering Duracell Powermat “Rings” for purchase or loan that instantly upgrade any phone to wireless charging compatibility. The rings are being offered for in-store purchase at $9.99 and can alternately be borrowed and returned on a per-visit basis.

“The availability of Powermat Spots in Starbucks is transformative for San Francisco Bay residents who no longer have to worry about making it through their day with limited battery power,” said Ran Poliakine, CEO of Powermat Technologies.  “They know that the nearest charge is only as far away as the nearest Starbucks.”

“This endeavor is a critical step in Duracell’s vision to make dead battery anxiety a thing of the past,” said Stassi Anastassov, President of Duracell at Procter & Gamble. “Smartphones will become more and more sophisticated and power hungry. Duracell has the solution.”

Powermat Spots comply with the open standard set by the PMA – whose members include AT&T, Blackberry, HTC, Huawei, LG, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Samsung, TI and ZTE – resulting in a growing universe of devices and accessories that will charge seamlessly in Starbucks. Customers who are interested in locating a Powermat-enabled store can visit www.powermat.com to find their nearest location.

About Duracell Powermat
Duracell Powermat is the joint venture between Procter & Gamble’s Duracell brand and Powermat Technologies. Duracell Powermat provides real-life power solutions for consumers both at-home and on-the-go at select retailers and at www.duracellpowermat.com.  As part of the Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG), Duracell has been powering people around the world for more than 40 years.  Powermat Technologies is a pioneer and leader of the wireless power industry, and its technology forms the basis of the open standard set by the PMA – the platform of choice for such global leaders as AT&T, DuPont, Duracell, General Motors and Starbucks.  To learn more please visit www.powermat.com.

About Starbucks
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.com.

Media Contacts:

Duracell Powermat & Powermat Technologies
Scott Eisenstein
+1 212 810 6544
press@powermat.com

 

Starbucks Coffee Company
Maggie Jantzen
+1 206-318-7100
press@starbucks.com

For more information on this news release, contact us.

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Starbucks unveiled Powermat wireless charging in approximately 200 of its stores in the San Francisco Bay Area

Starbucks unveiled Powermat wireless charging in approximately 200 of its stores in the San Francisco Bay Area

Carrefour and its Foundation given the “Panel’s special prize” at the 2014 National Socially Responsible Company Awards

PARIS, 2014-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 18 November, Carrefour and its Foundation were given the “Panel’s special prize” at the 2014 National Socially Responsible Company Awards. The prize was awarded in recognition of the work done alongside Emmaüs Défi on helping the homeless and tackling exclusion.

Under the patronage of Gérard Larcher, President of the French Senate and Xavier Pintat, member of the French Senate representing the Gironde département, the National Socially Responsible Company Awards have been awarding prizes every year since 2007 to companies in recognition of exemplary initiatives that they have developed and deployed in the public interest.

Emmaüs Défi and Carrefour, a partnership between an association and a company set up to tackle exclusion

As providers of expertise, financial support, job opportunities and sponsorship in kind, Carrefour’s teams have pledged their support for the Emmaüs Défi association in a number of different areas, the aim being to help vulnerable people and support them in their search for employment.

> Providing the expertise of employees working for Carrefour France’s Supply Chain Division: warehouse teams share their logistics expertise with Emmaüs Défi’s staff through more than 100 hours of skills sponsorship every year. Out in the field, these committed employees help the association optimise management of furniture and miscellaneous equipment stocks, as well as the way in which the warehouses which supply these “charity odds and ends” operate.

> Providing sponsorship in kind for Emmaüs Défi’s “Charity Equipment Bank”: Carrefour and its Foundation, working alongside the Paris Town hall, provide the association with support in order to provide extremely vulnerable families who are moving into their first property with everything they need to fit out their new home. As part of the scheme, Carrefour has provided more than 20,000 items for some 800 families (furniture, household appliances, crockery, linen, etc.)

> Job opportunities: teams from Carrefour’s Job Centre help people supervised by Emmaüs Défi who are suffering from extreme exclusion, organising visits to warehouses and stores for them so that they can find out about various professions, “total immersion” work placements and coaching workshops. Thanks to this professional integration initiative, three people who had not worked for a very long time were hired on permanent contracts at Carrefour stores in 2014.

> €377,400 worth of sponsorship from Carrefour’s Corporate Foundation since 2011 in order to set up the Charity Equipment Bank, carry out an analysis of the impact of its initiatives and create a training store.

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Carrefour and its Foundation given the "Panel's special prize" at the 2014 National Socially Responsible Company Awards

Carrefour and its Foundation given the “Panel’s special prize” at the 2014 National Socially Responsible Company Awards

Carrefour gives preference to Belgian products in its stores with the launch of “Let’s go Belgetarian” campaign

Belgium, 2014-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Belgetarian? A new word invented by Carrefour! Carrefour is launching the “Let’s go Belgetarian” campaign, giving preference to Belgian products in its stores.

Carrefour has a dense network of stores across Belgium, and so is the largest seller of Belgian products! Carrefour Belgium, alongside its customers, is pledging to support local producers. Rediscovering the many Belgian products that are available in Carrefour stores is the flagship aim of this campaign. Consuming these products is good for the country’s economy and good for the environment.

A website is now online filled with information for consumers. It features dozens of recipe ideas, all of which showcase local products!

For more information, visit www.belgetarien.be

In the same vein, Carrefour’s has entered into a partnership with Légumes de France. The purpose of this collaboration is to support French vegetable producers. More information

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Carrefour gives preference to Belgian products in its stores with the launch of "Let's go Belgetarian” campaign

Carrefour gives preference to Belgian products in its stores with the launch of “Let’s go Belgetarian” campaign

Walmart’s Pre-Black Friday Event begins Nov. 21 at 8:00 a.m.

Retailer Moves Up Additional Offers Typically Found on Black Friday to Pre-Event

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart just upped the ante once again. For the second year, the retailer is lowering the prices on popular toys, electronics and more to match or beat select Black Friday offers from top national competitors one week early. Walmart’s Pre-Black Friday Event begins Friday, Nov. 21 at 8:00 a.m. and also gives customers an early taste of Walmart’s Black Friday prices by moving up items typically found on Black Friday.

“The retail environment is incredibly competitive and we know that our customers are looking to us for the lowest prices and great deals all season long,” said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. “That’s why we’ve more than doubled the amount of items included in our Pre-Black Friday Event. Combined with our Black Friday weekend, there is absolutely no other place to shop this holiday season.”

Walmart’s Pre-Black Friday Event will kick off on Nov. 21 and run through Nov. 27, while supplies last.

Matching Competitors’ Offers

The retailer will be matching or beating select Black Friday offers from top national competitors on items such as:

  • A 40-inch LED HDTV
  • 60-inch TVs from LG and Sony
  • A PlayStation 4 offer
  • Canon Wireless Printer
  • Keurig K-40
  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer
  • Select Lego sets
  • And more…

Walmart will unveil the specific items and prices on Walmart.com this Thursday, Nov. 20.

Additional Savings on Items Typically Found on Black Friday

Also part of the event, the retailer will offer Black Friday-like prices on a variety of items.  Examples include:

  • Samsung 58” Class Smart LED HDTV – $698 (special buy)
  • Samsung 40” Class LED HDTV with “Frozen Sing-Along Edition” – $298 (special buy)
  • New iPad Air 2 16 GB, WiFi – $489 with a $100 Walmart gift card
  • Get a $75 gift card with the purchase of the iPhone 6 or 5s
    o   iPhone 6 available for $179 or iPhone 5s for $79 with a two year service agreement on Sprint, AT&T or Verizon
    o   iPhone 6 and 5s available for $0 down for AT&T Next or Verizon Edge customers – plans available in select markets
  • 4-Pc Table Tennis Set – $79 (special buy)
  • A variety of “Frozen” special buys
  • Black & Decker 18v 2-Battery NiCad Drill – $69.88 ($20 savings)
  • Hoover High Performance Bagless Upright Vacuum – $98 (special buy)

After Walmart’s Pre-Black Friday Event comes the “New Black Friday.” The company’s events begin online Thanksgiving morning with in-store events kicking off at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28 continuing all the way through Cyber Monday. The retailer will offer nine 1-Hour Guarantee items, focused on the top electronics customers want from the most popular brands. For more information on Walmart’s Black Friday offers, please visit www.walmart.com/blackfriday.

*Editor’s Note:  Deals are not valid in Alaska, Hawaii , Puerto Rico or Wisconsin.

About Walmart 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit our 11,053 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of over $473 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

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Walmart’s traditional Thanksgiving meal costs 34% less than the national average according to American Farm Bureau Federation report

Walmart Offers Significant Savings on Holiday Meals Compared to National Average from American Farm Bureau Federation

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart customers shopping for a traditional Thanksgiving meal can plan a 10-person dinner for $32.64, 34 percent less than the national average of $49.41 reported by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) today.

“As the largest grocer in the U.S., we’re committed to helping our customers find low prices on grocery items every day, especially during the holidays when our customers are planning for multiple meals and celebrations,” said Jack Sinclair, executive vice president of grocery, Walmart U.S. “We’re focused on offering competitive pricing on everything our customers are looking for this holiday season – from staples like turkey and pumpkin pie to new ingredients some customers are incorporating into their Thanksgiving recipes, like honey bourbon bacon and flavored hams.”

Customers can shop Walmart with confidence for all their holiday meal essentials. The retailer recently expanded its Savings Catcher tool* earlier this month to include holiday turkey and ham.

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s informal annual survey incorporated information from a total of 179 shoppers in 35 states across the country. The volunteer shoppers visited local grocery stores to gather pricing on Thanksgiving staples, including turkey, stuffing, pie shells and pumpkin pie mix. The products Walmart used in the analysis are comparable to the items used in the Farm Bureau report.

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere — in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit our 11,053 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2014 sales of over $473 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

* Savings Catcher does not apply to competitors’ offers for turkey or ham that require a minimum dollar purchase to receive the featured price, or that limit the number available per customer.

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Harris Teeter and food bank volunteers gathered at the Lowcountry Food Bank in North Charleston to assemble 1,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need

Families-in-Need Receive Holiday Meal Courtesy of Harris Teeter

North Charleston, S.C., 2014-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, Harris Teeter associates and food bank volunteers gathered at the Lowcountry Food Bank in North Charleston to assemble 1,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need. Immediately following the assembly, Harris Teeter associates personally distributed the meals to many of the food bank’s partner agencies; the agencies will then distribute the meals directly to the families.

Each Thanksgiving dinner bag has enough food to provide a holiday meal to a family of four and contains products for a delicious and easy Thanksgiving meal including: chicken, stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and cookie mix.

“Harris Teeter is excited to feed 4,000 local community members who are less-fortunate this holiday season,” said Danna Jones, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are pleased with the success of this event and are happy to not only aid local hunger relief, but to also continually serve our Charleston community.”

The bag assembly is part of Harris Teeter’s annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign. Harris Teeter has hosted similar bag assembly events in Charlotte and Raleigh, but this is the first year that Harris Teeter has hosted a bag assembly in Charleston.

Harris Teeter would like to thank its generous vendors who made this donation possible: Idahoan Foods, McCormick, Kings Hawaiian, Del Monte, Ocean Spray, McCall Farms, Hanover, and New York Packaging.

About Lowcountry Food Bank
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina and distributes more than 21 million pounds of food a year. The Lowcountry Food Bank is a clearinghouse for donated food products that are distributed to a network of nearly 300 member agencies including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and is committed to educating the public about the problems of and solutions to domestic hunger as well as advocating on the behalf of the hungry in our community.

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Harris Teeter and food bank volunteers gathered at the Lowcountry Food Bank in North Charleston to assemble 1,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need

Harris Teeter and food bank volunteers gathered at the Lowcountry Food Bank in North Charleston to assemble 1,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags for families-in-need