Klépierre and TF1 renewed their partnership for The Voice Big Red Chair Tour

PARIS, 2015-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Voice, the smash hit talent show* that has discovered artists such as Kendji Girac, Luc Arbogast and Fréro Delavega, no longer needs any introduction. For the third consecutive year, Klépierre and TF1 have renewed their partnership for The Voice Big Red Chair Tour, bringing a breath of fresh air and music into all participating centers.

This year’s program includes:

  • an amazing showcase from Stacey King**, the soul diva with rock overtones who reached the semi-finals in season 3,
  • a photocall with the iconic red chair so that every shopper can become a coach in this cult talent show, and leave with a photo to prove it.

With this live event, Klépierre offers visitors a new kind of fun shopping experience that is totally original and 100% consistent with its Let’s Play® campaign. The Let’s Play® attitude is all about making sure that visitors leave Klépierre shopping centers having enjoyed a completely carefree and accessibly pleasurable experience.

On Saturday January 10, the famous coaches’ big red chair will be center stage at the Créteil Soleil center, the first stop on its new adventure. Innovation 2015: the Sharing Box® photo terminal allows fans to leave with an instantly available photo. They’ll also receive a copy by e-mail they can share on social media via Mytfl1.fr.

3pm is music time with Stacey King, who will perform an exclusive showcase set completely free of charge in the six participating centers.

“The shopping center is a meeting place and a place of interaction, but it’s also a place to have fun and discover new things. We promote real-life experience to make sure that our customers enjoy life enhancing events with real heart. The Voice Tour is a perfect illustration of the Let’s Play® attitude we want to introduce into all our centers” says Sandrine Quesnel, Klépierre Group Head of Marketing and Communication.

Web users have a fortnight to try and win 2 tickets to join the studio audience for a primetime broadcast episode: 2 seats per participating center. To enter, visit the center website, Facebook page and/or mobile app.

The third edition of this exclusive tour will visit six Klépierre centers.

Saturday January 10
Sunday, January 11
Wednesday, January 14
Saturday, January 17
Wednesday, January 21
Saturday, January 31
Créteil Soleil in Créteil
Le Millénaire in Aubervilliers
Ecully Grand Ouest on the outskirts of Lyon
Espace Coty in Le Havre (no showcase)
Courier in Annecy
Val d’Europe in Serris Marne-la-Vallée

* Produced by Shine France and broadcasted on TF1
** Stacey King will perform at 3 pm in each center.

ABOUT KLEPIERRE
A leading shopping center property company in Europe, Klépierre combines development, rental, property, and asset management skills. Its portfolio is valued at 14.0 billion euros on 30 June 2014 and essentially comprises large shopping centers in 13 countries of Continental Europe. Klépierre holds a controlling stake in Steen & Strøm (56.1%), Scandinavia’s number one shopping center owner
and manager.

Klépierre’s largest shareholders are Simon Property Group (28.9%), world leader in the shopping center industry, and BNP Paribas (21.3%). Klépierre is a French REIT (SIIC) listed on Euronext ParisTM and is included in the SBF 80, the EPRA Euro Zone, and the GPR 250 indexes. Klépierre is also included in several ethical indexes – DJSI World and Europe, FTSE4Good, STOXX® Global ESG Leaders, Euronext Vigeo France 20 and Eurozone 120 – and is a member of both Ethibel Excellence and Ethibel Pioneer investment registers. These distinctions mark the Group’s commitment to a voluntary sustainable development policy.

For more information: www.klepierre.com

PRESS CONTACTS
Agence Influences
Souad Djouahra – 01 44 82 67 08) – s.djouahra@agence-influences.fr
Marie-Ange Pyrmée – 01 44 82 74 65 – ma.pyrmee@agence-influences.fr
Flavia Sola – 01 44 82 67 06 – f.sola@agence-influences.fr

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Klépierre and TF1 renewed their partnership for The Voice Big Red Chair Tour

Klépierre and TF1 renewed their partnership for The Voice Big Red Chair Tour

Wincor Nixdorf: TP.net 5.5 retail application software suite updates will be presented next month at NRF in New York

Latest version of Wincor Nixdorf’s TP.net 5.5 retail application software suite to be unveiled at NRF in New York

Paderborn, Germany, 2015-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, a global leader in advanced retail and banking IT solutions, today highlighted how its unique combination of hardware, software, and professional services help retailers deliver a seamless omnichannel shopping experience for consumers. Wincor Nixdorf also announced that updates to its TP.net 5.5 retail application software suite will be presented next month at NRF in New York.

According to a study by First Data (First Data 2013 Global Universal Commerce Consumer Tracker Study), more than 60-percent of consumers gather information online before making purchases in stores. The same study indicates that more than 40-percent of consumers use their smartphones in stores to compare prices in search of the best deal. Research from business advisory firm Deloitte suggests that consumers who shop between various online, mobile, and traditional channels spend 82-percent more per transaction compared to customers that only shop in a store. This data suggests that the more connected and informed consumers are, the more likely they are to make purchases.

Connected consumers can also pose challenges for unprepared retailers. When consumers leverage multiple channels to conduct purchases, they expect a consistent experience across each channel. Seamlessly integrating mobile, online, and in-store systems remains one of the biggest IT challenges facing traditional brick-and-mortar retailers today. Not only is it a challenge, but it is also a benchmark that will determine the long-term winners and losers in the retail space.

At NRF in New York, Wincor Nixdorf will identify the steps retailers need to take to align their IT systems to connect online and offline commerce. Wincor Nixdorf and its retail partners will discuss how they are proposing to unify the business logic, and the transaction data across channels. And Wincor Nixdorf will showcase new mobile POS technology that brings all of this information to the fingertips of store employees, to help them discuss promotions and respond to consumer inquiries with the touch of a button.

“In order to deliver a consistent shopping experience across any consumer channel, retailers not only have to link up their customer databases and various points of sale, but they also need to unify their backend business processes, to ensure that the check-out logic is consistent across all channels,” said Patrick Leonard, Vice President Retail at Wincor Nixdorf, North America. “Our TP.net retail application software suite is currently used by retailers in more than 70 countries to address these issues, and next month at NRF, we’ll discuss how the newest version of the software suite is being made available to retailers in the United States.”

Wincor Nixdorf’s TP.net software forms the cornerstone of a true omnichannel platform. It provides retailers with seamless connectivity for applications across multiple channel, inclusive customer loyalty programs, intelligent rules-based pricing and promotions, advanced POS checkout concepts, and backend intelligence capabilities for the management of store networks.

The latest version of the software suite features a new customer relationship management module which provides realtime interaction with consumers on all channels, including social media touch-points. And on the backend, TP.net seamlessly organizes cross-channel order processing, item availability checks, and the handling of cash and non-cash payments on any channel.

Further details on the modular framework, software architecture, graphical user interface, and implementation steps for TP.net will be made available at the NRF Conference. If you would like more information on Wincor Nixdorf’s retail solutions, please plan to visit booth #4217 at NRF.

Baskin-Robbins to exhibit at the National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show in Toronto

CANTON, MA, 2015-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is seeking entrepreneurs in the Toronto area who would like the exclusive scoop on how to own their very own Baskin-Robbins franchise. The brand is currently seeking qualified candidates who are interested in owning and operating an existing ice cream shop in the Greater Toronto area.

Baskin-Robbins is exhibiting at the National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show in Toronto and will host a free seminar, “Buying a Baskin-Robbins: How & Why to Buy an Existing Franchise Today,” on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 206F. Attendees will meet key business development team members from Baskin-Robbins and learn about the benefits of joining the Baskin-Robbins brand, the advantages of buying a store for sale, details around the process to buy and review existing restaurants available in the Toronto market.

To register for the seminar, visit http://franchisingevents.dunkinbrands.com. As a bonus, all registered attendees will receive an email with FREE admission to the National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show all weekend (Jan. 10th and 11th).

If interested parties are unable to attend the show or seminar, Baskin-Robbins will be hosting a free online webinar on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. EST for interested individuals to learn about buying a store for sale in the Toronto market. Register for this webinar and view upcoming events athttp://franchisingevents.dunkinbrands.com. For additional information about buying an existing Baskin-Robbins in Toronto, contact Brian Savage at brian.savage@dunkinbrands.com.

“With more than six decades of experience refining its business system, Baskin-Robbins offers a fun, rewarding new business opportunity to franchisees,” said Grant Benson, CFE, vice president of global franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. “As our brand continues to develop, we are looking for entrepreneurs in Canada with strong financial backgrounds and a passion for their local communities to own their very own ice cream shop in the Toronto area.”

Baskin-Robbins combines delicious treats with a straightforward operating model. Franchisees enjoy convenient hours of operation, minimal equipment and little product waste. They also benefit from award-winning training programs and comprehensive operating systems designed to help build business.

Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts who shared a dream to create an innovative ice cream store that would be a neighborhood gathering place for families. Today, over 300 million people visit Baskin-Robbins each year to sample from the more than 1,200 flavour creations available in its ice cream library, as well as enjoy its full array of frozen treats including ice cream cakes, frozen beverages and sundaes.

About Baskin-Robbins
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 36th annual Franchise 500® ranking in 2015, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream and soft serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 7,400 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,200 ice cream flavours and a wide variety of delicious treats. In 2013, more than 13 million ice cream cakes were sold in Baskin-Robbins shops worldwide. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.

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Dunkin’ Donuts signed franchise agreement with the Mexican subsidiary of Sizzling Platter, LLC to begin developing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Mexico

  • Franchise agreement with Mexican subsidiary of Sizzling Platter, LLC calls for the development
  • of More than 100 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Mexico over the coming years

CANTON, Mass., 2015-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the world’s leading coffee and baked goods chains, today announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with the Mexican subsidiary of Sizzling Platter, LLC, a franchisee of Dunkin’ Donuts in the United States, to begin developing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout Mexico. The leaders of the franchise group have a proven track record of success in the retail and restaurant industries both in Mexico and the United States. The franchise agreement calls for the development of more than 100 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Distrito Federal, as well as the states of Hidalgo, México, Morelos, Jalisco, and Querétaro, over the coming years.

Since its founding in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts has become known around the world for its pairing of high-quality coffee and delicious donuts, as well as its range of other food and beverage options. Every year, Dunkin’ Donuts sells more than 1.8 billion cups of hot and iced coffee and more than 2.5 billion donuts and Munchkins® donut hole treats in its restaurants worldwide. In addition, there are more than 15,000 ways to order a cup of coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts given the brand’s selection of coffee blends, flavors, dairy and size options, along with dozens of different donut varieties to choose from.

“There’s a significant demand for what Dunkin’ Donuts offers, high-quality food and beverages served fast and at a great value, in Mexico,” said Paul Twohig, President, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada, and Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Europe and Latin America. “We’re very pleased to be entering Mexico with the experienced leaders at Sizzling Platter, who have a strong track record in the quick service restaurant industry. We are thrilled to have Mexico wake up with DD soon.”

Dunkin’ Donuts currently has more than 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries around the world, including nearly 8,000 restaurants in North America in Aruba, the Bahamas, Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and the United States. Its largest market in the region is the United States, where Dunkin’ Donuts currently has more than 7,900 locations. Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Mexico will feature the brand’s wide range of hot and iced coffees, espresso, cappuccino, lattes,teas, Coolatta® frozen drinks, bagels, muffins, croissants, donuts, and sandwiches, all served fast in friendly, convenient locations and at a great value. The brand will also offer regional menu items to cater to local tastes.

“We’re excited to bring Dunkin’ Donuts’ famous selection of coffee, baked goods and sandwiches to Mexico, along with its other delicious menu items,” said Mitch Lowe, General Counsel and Vice President of Development for Sizzling Platter. “We’re very passionate about Dunkin’ Donuts’ unique value proposition, and feel it will resonate well with guests across Mexico. We look forward to opening locations across Mexico in the coming years and making Dunkin’ Donuts a destination of choice for Mexican consumers.”

Dunkin’ Donuts is still looking to recruit qualified, multi-unit franchisee candidates to develop the brand in other markets in Mexico. Ideal franchisee candidates will have strong financial backgrounds, a deep knowledge of their local consumers, a proven track record of success in the restaurant industry, and a desire to develop multiple Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in their market in the coming years. For more information about Dunkin’ Donuts franchise opportunities, please visit www.ddglobalfranchising.com.

For more information about Dunkin’ Donuts, please visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Justin Drake
781-737-5200
justin.drake@dunkinbrands.com

Jennifer Safavian joins The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) as Executive Vice President for Government Affairs

Ways And Means Veteran Brings Nearly 20 Years Of Public Policy Experience To RILA

Arlington , VA, 2015-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that Jennifer Safavian has joined the association as Executive Vice President for Government Affairs. As RILA’s top lobbyist, Safavian will oversee RILA’s federal and state advocacy, guiding an agenda that includes cybersecurity, e-Fairness, tax reform and other critical issues facing the retail industry.

Safavian brings nearly 20 years of experience on Capitol Hill to her new role. She joins RILA after four years in senior leadership positions on the House Ways and Means Committee, including serving for the past three years as the Committee’s Staff Director. In that role, she managed a staff of more than 50 lawyers, analysts and subcommittee staff, and oversaw the development of policy related to a range of high profile issues, including tax, trade and health care.

Safavian has been named by the National Law Journal as one of the “Top 10 Lawyers on Capitol Hill” and as one of Roll Call’s “Fabulous 50” Top Congressional Staff Members.

Prior to joining the Ways and Means Committee, Safavian spent eight years as Chief Counsel for Oversight and Investigations for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. In this position, Safavian led a team of 20 attorneys that made up the oversight and investigations team for the Committee with primary investigative authority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Earlier in her career, Safavian served on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. She also practiced law in both the District of Columbia and Michigan. Safavian earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from St. Louis University and a law degree from Michigan State University. She is admitted to practice law in Michigan, Missouri and the District of Columbia.

“Jennifer’s extensive experience in policy development combined with her leadership skills position her well to provide RILA members an exceptional level of expertise and strategic thinking,” said RILA President Sandy Kennedy. “With a deep understanding of the issues critical to retail, Jennifer will be a strong advocate for the industry and a valuable addition to the RILA team.”

Safavian officially joined RILA today, January 5.

RILA is an outspoken advocate for the most critical issues facing the retail industry. RILA remains at the forefront of a number of battles, including leveling the playing field for all retailers as it relates to the collection of state sales tax. RILA also plays a leading role on issues including cybersecurity, comprehensive tax reform, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, privacy, trade and a variety of labor and finance issues.

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

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Brian Dodge
Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 703-600-2017
Email: brian.dodge@rila.org

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. and Stirling Properties form joint venture to develop Ambassador Town Center in Lafayette, Louisiana

Development over 90% Leased Prior to Construction Start

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2015-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) and Stirling Properties announced today a joint venture to develop Ambassador Town Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The approximately 58-acre site is located at the corner of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Kaliste Saloom Road. The retail center will be built in one phase and will be approximately 425,000 square feet with major retailers includingCostco, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Nordstrom Rack, Off Broadway Shoes,Chuy’s, Panera Bread and Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. The majority of the retailers committed to the project are either first-time locations within Lafayette or Louisiana, or both. Construction is set to begin this month, with a projected opening of March 2016.

“Stirling Properties is excited about our partnership with CBL to develop Ambassador Town Center and believes that this joint venture brings the best possible team together to build this project,” said Stirling Properties’ Senior Vice President of Development Townsend Underhill. “We know this site to be an excellent location for a retail development in this market and we are happy to continue our long and successful development history in the city of Lafayette.”

“Ambassador Town Center is well-located and has attracted a best-in-class retail line-up even before construction has commenced,” said Michael Lebovitz, CBL’s Executive Vice President – Development and Administration. “We are pleased to partner with Stirling Properties on this project and are looking forward to announcing additional retailers as the development progresses.”

Ambassador Town Center is expected to create approximately 2,200 construction jobs, 1,000 permanent jobs and generate nearly $9 million annually in sales taxes for the city of Lafayette.

“This project is a sign of Lafayette’s strong economy and our willingness to work with the private sector for needed infrastructure in our community,” stated Joey Durel, Lafayette City-Parish President. “Retailers like those that have committed will be a regional draw for Lafayette, and the public infrastructure that will be built to provide a route parallel to Ambassador Caffery is necessary for one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Louisiana.”

Public infrastructure improvements are being funded through a payment in lieu of tax arrangement (PILOT), which includes a new connection between Frem Boustany Road and Kaliste Saloom Road and multiple improvements to the existing road system. Under the arrangement, The Industrial Development Board for Lafayette Parish has agreed to allocate a portion of the property taxes that will be created by the development of this project to build the public infrastructure.

For leasing information, please contact: Ryan Pecot, 337.572.0246 or rpecot@stirlingprop.com, or Rodney Gordon, 423.553.8704 or rodney_gordon@cblproperties.com.

About Stirling Properties
Stirling Properties is one of the most diversified full-service commercial real estate companies in the country. Regionally focused and nationally acclaimed, we utilize a comprehensive set of resources and rely on a team of trusted experts in Brokerage Services, Development and Redevelopment, Acquisitions and Investments, and Property and Asset Management over a wide array of property types to deliver long-term value to our clients across the Gulf South. With offices located in Jackson, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; Pensacola, Florida; Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, Metairie, Covington, Hammond, and Shreveport/Bossier City in Louisiana, Stirling Properties is one of the largest real estate firms in the Gulf South. Connect with Stirling Properties on the web at www.stirlingproperties.com, “like” us on facebook.com/stirlingproperties, follow us @StirlingProp on twitter.com/StirlingProp or subscribe to our Stirling Insights blog.

About CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages 148 properties, including 89 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties are located in 30 states and total 84.2 million square feet including 6.5 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties. Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL has regional offices in Boston (Waltham), MA, Dallas (Irving), TX, and St. Louis, MO. Additional information can be found at cblproperties.com.

CBL contact: Dan Summerlin, Director of Corporate Relations, 423.490.8315, dan_summerlin@cblproperties.com
Stirling Properties contact: Roslyn Pellegrin, Marketing Coordinator, 985-246-3764, rpellegrin@stirlingprop.com

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Evolution Fresh challenges Americans to get into the green routine by drinking one green juice a day for three days with the 3 Days to Green Movement

SEATTLE, 2015-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the start of 2015 and an increasing number of people looking for ways to get vegetables into their diet[1], Evolution Fresh is offering four varieties of cold-pressed, high pressure processed (HPP) green juice that are made from more than a pound of green vegetables, have 10 grams of naturally occurring sugar or less per eight fluid ounce serving, and have no added flavors or sweeteners: Sweet Greens and Lemon, Essential Greens with Lime, Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger and Smooth Greens[2].

The broad selection of green juices are available to meet the needs of a significant number of consumers trying green juice – a recent Evolution Fresh survey reveals that 43 percent of people in the U.S. have tried green juice[3].

“As the demand for green juice continues to grow, we are set apart by what we put into the bottle– juice made from the green vegetables customers want,” said Julie Key, brand marketing director, Evolution Fresh. “A product line-up of variety is essential and with the four cold-pressed green juices made from more than a pound of green vegetables, Evolution Fresh is giving people the goodness they expect from green juice.”

In fact, an Evolution Fresh study reveals that it’s what is inside the bottle that counts when it comes to green juice. Of those surveyed, 36 percent look for a vegetable as the first ingredient, 38 look for low sugar and 34 percent look for more vegetables than fruit.

3 Days to Green with Evolution Fresh

As the New Year begins, Evolution Fresh is challenging Americans to get into the green routine by drinking one green juice a day for three days with the 3 Days to Green Movement.

“This New Year we want to shift the focus from cutting back and restriction to adding something good to your life,” said Jimmy Rosenberg, founder of Evolution Fresh. “Decades of experience has shown me that by drinking one green juice a day for three days your routine begins to change, and it becomes easy to incorporate green juice into your daily diet. Drinking green juice daily has helped guide me to feeling great.”

Evolution Fresh is rewarding those who take #3DaystoGreen pledge at EvolutionFresh.com/3DaystoGreen and enter the 3 Days to Green sweepstakes with prizes that give a helping hand toward healthy habits. Prizes include one month of free Evolution Fresh cold-pressed juice, workout wear, fitness trackers and more[4].

Who’s Going Green

The “Evolution Fresh Green Juice Habits Study” reveals:

2 out of 5 people in the US have tried green juice. 43 percent of consumers from coast-to-coast have tried green juice

Spinach reigns as the new King of Green. 58 percent of consumers name spinach as the most important ingredient to have in a bottle of green juice

86 percent of those who drink green juice look at the ingredients to see what is in their bottle

Consumers are placing importance on low sugar content (38 percent), seeing a green vegetable listed as the first ingredient (36 percent) and that the bottle in-hand contains more vegetables than fruits (34 percent)

Evolution Fresh Green Juice Selection

Since the early days of Evolution Fresh, Jimmy Rosenberg has worked with a talented culinary team to creatively combine fruits and vegetables into unique juice blends that highlight the natural and nutritional qualities of the produce. Evolution Fresh has a wide assortment of green juice varieties that are cold pressed, HPP processed, and offer a spectrum of flavor options for those looking to make drinking green juice a daily habit. The greenest Evolution Fresh green juices have 10 grams of sugar or less per eight ounce serving, no added flavors or sweeteners and three of the first four ingredients are vegetable juices. These juices include:

Sweet Greens and Lemon: a refreshing green juice featuring a medley of green vegetables, a squeeze of lemon, and a touch of sweetness from apple – ideal as an everyday green juice, or for those early in their green juice journey

Essential Greens with Lime: a nutritious green juice with notes of spinach, romaine lettuce and kale, accented by cucumber, celery and a hint of lime for a refreshing finish – ideal for the green juice lover

Smooth Greens: a green vegetable and fruit juice blending cool cucumber and leafy greens with pineapple, apple, and mint for a soft and smooth finish – ideal as an everyday green juice and offers variety for green juice drinkers

Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger: a refreshing green juice blending a medley of green vegetables and crisp apple, finished with a squeeze of lemon and a spicy ginger kick – a 100 percent organic offering and a twist on a consumer favorite

Evolution Fresh also has choices for those new to green juice. Coconut Water and Greens is an approachable fruit and vegetable juice that can help introduce the cool flavors of cucumber and leafy greens with refreshing and hydrating coconut water and a splash of sweet pineapple.

3 Days to Green Evolution Fresh Tip Sheet

About Evolution Fresh, Inc.
Evolution Fresh offers cold-pressed juices and foods that provide high-quality, wholesome, and delicious nutrition to consumers. Acquired by Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) in 2011, Evolution Fresh takes a different approach to crafting its cold-pressed juice – it presses and squeezes vegetables and fruits, bottles the juice cold and uses high pressure processing (HPP) to help protect flavors and nutrients. Evolution Fresh offers an extensive portfolio of bottled juices, available in more than 6,000 grocery retailers, 7,200 Starbucks® stores, and in four company-operated Evolution Fresh retail locations. Together, Starbucks and Evolution Fresh seek to make incredible nutrition widely accessible. To learn more about Evolution Fresh and our cold-pressed difference please visit, evolutionfresh.com.

About the Survey
The Starbucks Evolution Fresh Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,000 U.S. adults ages 18+, between November 22 through December 2, 2014, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population ages 18+. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with a similar group.

[1] According to the 2014 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health, commissioned by the International Food Information Council. As in 2013, eating more fruits and vegetables is the most common effort Americans report taking to improve their diets. Nearly one out of three consumers have begun eating more fruits and vegetables within the past year, and just over half have been trying to do it more than a year

[2] One pound of green vegetables in Sweet Greens and Lemon, Essential Greens with Lime, Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger, and Smooth Greens.

[3] Evolution Fresh Green Juice Habits survey conducted by Wakefield Research among 1000 American adults age 18+ using email invitation and online survey.  December 2014

[4] NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Evolution Fresh 3 Days to Green Sweepstakes is open to legal eligible residents of 50 US/DC, 13 years or older. Sweepstakes starts 1/2/15 at 12:00 PM ET and ends 2/28/15 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Void in PR & where prohibited or restricted by law. Click here for Official Rules and details including how to enter, free method of entry, prizes, odds of winning, etc. Sponsor: Evolution Fresh, Inc., 2401 Utah Avenue South Seattle, WA 98134.© 2014 Evolution Fresh, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

For more information on this news release, contact us.

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Evolution Fresh challenges Americans to get into the green routine by drinking one green juice a day for three days with the 3 Days to Green Movement

Evolution Fresh challenges Americans to get into the green routine by drinking one green juice a day for three days with the 3 Days to Green Movement

Diabetes UK, The British Heart Foundation and Tesco research: two-thirds of people do not know how many calories the average person needs to maintain a healthy weight

Cheshunt, England, 2015-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Almost two-thirds of people do not know how many calories the average person needs to maintain a healthy weight, according to new research commissioned by Diabetes UK, The British Heart Foundation and Tesco.

The YouGov survey of 2,025 people, commissioned to mark the launch of a new partnership between the three organisations that aims to improve the health of the nation, found that:

  • Just 35% of respondents knew the average man needs to consume 2,500 calories a day to maintain a healthy weight;
  • Only slightly more, 37%, could pinpoint 2,000 calories as the equivalent for women.
  • Awareness is even lower among older people, with just a quarter of those aged 55 and over knowing this.  (26 per cent knowing it for women, and 23% for men).

Energy balance – the balance between the number of calories you consume and use – is the cornerstone of weight management. But with 62% of UK adults currently overweight, [1] this confusion over the amount of calories we are eating and our lack of physical activity seen here highlights a need to focus on this basic principle.

The case for this is strengthened by further results from the survey, which asked respondents to identify the calorie content of some of the most popular meal choices [2] and day-to-day food items. For each item or meal, respondents answered how many calories they believe it to contain, the following shows the per cent that correctly identified the number of calories:

  • One in three (33%) underestimated the calories in half a pint of semi skimmed milk (136 Kcals)
  • 39% underestimated the calorie content of a meal of chicken tikka masala with rice, one of the most popular UK dishes (800 Kcals)
  • 40% also underestimate the calories in the office workers’ favourite medium latte and blueberry muffin (620 Kcals)

A further concern raised by the research relates to physical activity, described as any activity at least as strenuous as a brisk walk. Almost half of us (49%) do less than the minimum recommended amount of 150 minutes per week, and 11% of people say they do not do any at all.

The British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and Tesco are highlighting the results, to drive awareness that failure to understand how many calories are consumed could lead to weight gain. They believe this lack of understanding is one of the factors fuelling the high obesity rate in the UK, which in turn is leading to the high rate of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and other chronic health conditions.

Over the next three years, the three organisations aim to raise £30 million, to be spent on a series of initiatives that will help people better understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle, with the ultimate ambition to make a positive change to the health of the nation.

As one of the first activities of the partnership, Tesco stores around the country are offering free health checks for 40,000 individuals this January. This includes a blood pressure check, a cholesterol test, a Type 2 diabetes test and a BMI (weight) check and takes about 20 minutes.

Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said:

“It is worrying that most of us don’t understand how many calories we are consuming as a nation but also what a healthy calorie intake looks like. This lack of awareness is one of the root causes of the high obesity levels that are, in turn, driving the soaring rate of Type 2 diabetes, as well as cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions.

“We need to take urgent action to help the public understand what a healthy diet looks like and this, together with wider changes to society to make healthy choices easier, can make a big difference in turning back the rising tide of obesity. This is why we are delighted to be launching this new partnership because, by combining the expertise of the two charities with the reach and scale of Tesco, we are confident we can make a really big difference.”

Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation said:

“These figures are deeply concerning and highlight our confusion about calories.  Eating too much of any food increases the chances of becoming obese, a risk factor for coronary heart disease, which is the UK’s single biggest killer. We all must pay more notice to what and how much we are eating and drinking to maintain a healthy weight and heart.

“Half of us aren’t doing enough physical activity and this makes the situation much, much worse.

“Eating a balanced, healthy diet and doing regular physical activity are really important in reducing risk of becoming overweight and developing heart disease.”

Greg Sage, Community Director for Tesco said:

“Our customers tell us they want us to help them lead healthier lives, and today marks the start of a ground-breaking new partnership that will make a real difference to millions of lives right across the country. We’ve set an ambitious target of raising at least £30 million, which will be spent on a wide variety of projects over the next three years to reduce people’s risk of developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes by eating healthier and better.”

To get one of the free health checks, go to any Tesco pharmacy during January. For more details visitwww.tescocharitypartnership.org.uk

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[1] British Heart Foundation UK estimate using latest health surveys

[2] McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods (7th Summary edition), 2014 Public Health England

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Carrefour opens three new hypermarkets Carrefour in China

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2015-1-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the north of the country, a store with a sales area of more than 6600 m² opened to the public. The Dalian Huanan Carrefour store shares a car park with space for 600 vehicles. 29 checkouts are available to customers.

The second store opened with a sales area of 7300 m² and 33 checkouts.

And last one – the ZhongShan Yuan Yang store – has been trading since 28 December. It is in eastern China, north of Hong Kong. With a sales area of 7600 m², it has 31 checkouts and a car park with space for 2000 cars.

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Carrefour opens three new hypermarkets Carrefour in China

Carrefour opens three new hypermarkets Carrefour in China