Associated Retail Operations donates $85,000 to Utah Food Bank to fight childhood hunger

Kid-friendly food donation to help pantries during summer months

WHO:  Utah Food Bank and Associated Retail Operations (Macey’s, Dan’s Market, Fresh Market, Dick’s Market, Lin’s Market.)

WHAT: ARO team members will be assembling summer pantry orders containing kid-friendly items to aide local food pantries. The food items are a part of an $85 thousand dollar donation fundraised from the local grocers. (Visual) ARO team members building orders at Utah Food Bank.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 10, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Utah Food Bank, 3150 S 900 W, and Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Salt Lake City, UT, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Associated Retail Operations (Macey’s, Dan’s Market, Lin’s Market, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market) will donate $85 thousand in kid-friendly food items to Utah Food Bank on June 10, 2015 at 11 a.m. ARO team members will build pantry orders at Utah Food Bank, combining kid-friendly items like shelf-stable milk, tuna, applesauce, oatmeal and more into boxes that will be distributed to Utahns facing hunger.

The 59,750 pounds of donated food will assist Utah Food Bank during its most critical time of year—when donations are typically at their lowest and need skyrockets for kids due to the absence of school provided meals while kids are on summer break.

The 85 thousand dollar donation was fundraised at local Macey’s, Dan’s Market, Lin’s Market, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market stores during their Season to Share campaign from generous guests.


About Associated Retail Operations:
Associated Retail Operations is a group of corporate stores owned by Associated Food Stores, an independent retailer-owned warehouse based in Salt Lake City, Utah, which provides products and services to more than 400 grocers throughout the Intermountain West. The corporate stores operate under five different banners and formats: Macey’s, Fresh Market, Dan’s, Lin’s and Dick’s Markets. Learn more about Associated Retail Operations by visiting their websites:,, Associated Food Stores can be found

About Utah Food Bank:
Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 134 emergency food pantries and agencies. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 37.5 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of approximately 31.3 million meals, to families and individuals in need. Utah Food Bank also served just under 245,000 Kids Cafe meals, delivered almost 41,000 food boxes and filled more than 60,000 kids’ backpacks to ensure hunger-free weekends. For more information about Utah Food Bank, visit Find us on Facebook at and Twitter at


Sarah Pettit

Associated Food Stores

Cell: 801.916.1070

Heidi Cannella

Utah Food Bank


Target Corporation declares quarterly dividend of 56 cents per common share, 7.7 percent increase from the prior quarterly dividend

Announcements Highlight Continued Focus on Returning Cash to Shareholders

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The board of directors of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declared a quarterly dividend of 56 cents per common share, a 7.7 percent increase from the prior quarterly dividend of 52 cents.  The dividend is payable Sept. 10, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business Aug. 19, 2015. The third quarter dividend will be the company’s 192nd consecutive dividend paid since October 1967, when the company became publicly held. With the increase announced today, 2015 is expected to be the 44th consecutive year in which Target has increased its annual dividend.

In addition, Target’s board of directors has approved an expansion of its current share repurchase authorization from $5 billion to $10 billion. Under this authorization, through the first quarter of 2015, the company had invested a total of $3.7 billion to retire 56.9 million shares at an average price of $65.06 per share.

“Today’s announcements reinforce Target’s long history of thoughtfully returning cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchase,” said John Mulligan, Target’s executive vice president and CFO. “Our capital deployment priorities have been consistent for many years and remain the same today. First, we invest in our core business through projects that support our strategic and financial goals. Second, we support the dividend and expect to maintain our long-standing record of annual increases. Finally, we return cash to shareholders by retiring shares within the limits of our current investment-grade credit ratings. Given our outlook for capital expenditures and the strong cash generation of our core business, we expect to have the capacity to increase our annual dividend — and repurchase billions of dollars of Target shares annually — while maintaining our current credit ratings.”

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release regarding expected dividends, share repurchase, cash flow and capital expenditures, capital deployment priorities, and credit ratings are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements speak only as of the date they are made and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially. The most important risks and uncertainties are described in Item 1A of the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,795 stores and at Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

media contact

John Hulbert Investor Relations
p: (612) 761-6627

Dustee Jenkins
Public Relations
p: (612) 696-3400

Wincor Nixdorf denies merger or acquisition negotiations with Diebold

PADERBORN, Germany, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported today, June 10, that Diebold is in talks with Wincor Nixdorf about acquiring the company. The newspaper cited sources with knowledge of the negotiations. The report meanwhile has been picked up by numerous other media.

We have initiated the restructuring program with the clear goal to preserve Wincor Nixdorf’s autonomy. According to the management team, keeping Wincor Nixdorf independent is the best course of action to create customer, shareholder and employee value.
We are not in merger or acquisition negotiations.

Press Contact

Press/Financial Press

Andreas Bruck
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +49 5251 693 5200

Press/Trade Press

Dr. Thomas Daubenbüchel
Head of Press and Editorial Office
Phone: +49 5251 693 5212
Ulrich Nolte
Phone: +49 5251 693 5211

Trade Press

Claudia Wendorff-Goerge
Phone: +49 5251 693 5203

The Alegro Setubal shopping center honored for its “Art everywhere” project at the 2015 ICSC Marketing Awards

Carnaxide, Portugal, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Alegro Setubal shopping center, whose renovation-extension was inaugurated in November 2014 in Portugal, was rewarded in the “Reputation and brand positioning” category for its “Art everywhere” project.

The International Council of Shopping Centers awards reward, since their creation in 1972, excellence in marketing in commercial real estate. More thanj 230 applications from 25 different countries were submittes this year.

If the Portuguese Alegro Setubal shopping centre has managed to do well out of the game, it’s because it carries the dynamics of an entire community of committed citizens and artists. Thus, during the 20 months of work, they went through an exceptional artistic adventure.

Under the « Arte em toda a parte* » slogan, a relationship of complicity between the shopping centre and inhabitants was born of a consistent approach of art promotion around 8 works of art of high quality.

Photography, graffiti, design: several artistic disciplines were mobilized by local and national artists to enhance the area’s identity.

Construction materials built into works of art, a dolphin statue created from waste collected at sea, the faces of some 30 inhabitants, a mural fresco, realized by Sergio Odeith and elected by the « I Support Street Art » movement as one of the 24 most beautiful frescos painted in the world in 2014…

Most artistic works created are now full part of the common good and are permanently installed, either in town or in the shopping centre.


The Alegro Setubal shopping center honored for its "Art everywhere" project at the 2015 ICSC Marketing Awards

The Alegro Setubal shopping center honored for its “Art everywhere” project at the 2015 ICSC Marketing Awards


CBRE Group Inc. rises its rank in the FORTUNE 500 list of the largest U.S.-based companies

Ranking Rises to #321 from #363 in 2014

Los Angeles, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group Inc. (NYSE:CBG) has been named to the FORTUNE 500 list of the largest U.S.-based companies for the eighth straight year. The FORTUNE 500 ranks U.S.-based companies by total revenue. CBRE was ranked at #321 on the list in 2015, up from #363 in 2014.

“CBRE continues to climb the ranks of Fortune 500 companies by delivering exceptional outcomes that produce real advantages for our clients around the world,” said Bob Sulentic, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBRE.

CBRE has also been ranked among Fortune’s Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years. CBRE has also been named the top global brand in commercial real estate by The Lipsey Company for the 14th consecutive year.

CBRE provides a broad range of commercial real estate services on a global basis. The company was responsible for more than $284.9 billion of property sales and lease transactions in 2014, and managed more than 3.7 billion sq. ft. (including properties managed by affiliates) of commercial properties and corporate facilities as of December 31, 2014.

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 2014 revenue).  The Company has more than 52,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 370 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​


Robert Mcgrath
Director, Sr
T +1 212 9848267
Corey Mirman
Specialist, Sr Communication
T +1 212 9846542

Stop & Shop donates $930,000 to schools through its simple school fundraiser A+ School Rewards for the 2014-15 school year

Purchase, NY, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC today announced a $930,000 donation to 1,702 public and private schools through its simple school fundraiser, A+ School Rewards for the 2014-15 school year. Since launching the program in 2007, Stop & Shop has donated more than $4 million to local schools throughout the communities it serves.

“We are proud to support educational initiatives and know that this year’s participating schools will be able to use these monies to enhance their students’ learning experience,” said Arlene Putterman, Manager of Public and Community Relations for Stop & Shop NY Metro Division. “We recognize that these students are our future leaders and we’re proud to make this investment in the communities where we operate.”

Through Stop & Shop’s A+ School Rewards program, participating schools earn cash for technology, scholarships, school programs, field trips, playgrounds and other educational needs. After customers designated the school(s) of their choice last fall, A+ School Rewards points were accrued with each purchase made using a Loyalty Card from October 5, 2014 through March 21, 2015. Customers can sign up and designate up to two local schools to participate in next year’s A+ School Rewards this fall.

St. Charles School in Staten Island, New York was the top earning school this year, receiving $23,532. The other top earning schools included:

  • Nathan Hale Middle School (Norwalk, CT) – $10,709
  • St. Clare Elementary School (Staten Island, NY) – $8,078
  • Mohegan School (Shelton, CT) – $7,007
  • St. Padre Pio School (Ridgefield, CT) – $6,833
  • Blind Brook School (Rye Brook, NY) – $6481

For a complete list of participating schools and the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards donation they earned for the 2014-15 school year, visit

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit or

Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834

SELECTED HOMME collaborates with Antonio Banderas to create line for specially selected customers


Brande, Denmark, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Antonio first visited Denmark back in 1993 during the shooting of the movie ‘The House of the Spirits’. Earlier this year, however, the movie business was replaced by fashion as he spent the entire day in the company of SELECTED HOMME colleagues discussing collaboration opportunities.

“After having collaborated with a fragrance company, Puig, during the past 18 years, I feel it was time to look in a different direction. BESTSELLER’s and SELECTED’s approach toward running a worldwide business really appeals to me”, Antonio says and continues: “BESTSELLER is in many ways very similar to Puig; a family-owned business based on values like passion, people and performance. These values combined with the seriousness and commitment I feel are vital here, are the main reason why I chose to contact SELECTED and BESTSELLER for a talk about a future collaboration.”

Tabitha Guldbrandt Enevoldsen, International Sales Manager of SELECTED FEMME/HOMME, on the collaboration: “We are all very happy to have Antonio here. We think that a cooperation with him could be really exciting and rewarding for especially our southern markets, where he is a huge star – and later also in South America. We now have the final arrangements settled, and we intend to create a small line in collaboration with Antonio. A line that will be available for specially selected customers twice a year.”

On the question on what makes Antonio identify with SELECTED HOMME and BESTSELLER, he says: “Any guy wants to be able to dress according to occasion. And I’m just like other guys. SELECTED HOMME offers this perfect match between casual cool and tailored stylishness – so whether I feel like wearing a pair of jeans, like today, or need a tailored outfit for a festive event, SELECTED HOMME covers my needs. And they do it in a way that makes high quality accessible for everyone. The prices are really good when you compare them to the quality of the styles. And who doesn’t like value for money?”

Tabitha continues: “Antonio has an inspiring, vital, humble, energetic and exciting personality, and our meeting with him went really well. He has some interesting thoughts and ideas, and we believe he can be a great asset for our further development. We all look very much forward to continuing our dialogue with him.”

Corporate Communication
Phone: +45 99 42 16 62


SELECTED HOMME collaborates with Antonio Banderas to create line for specially selected customers

SELECTED HOMME collaborates with Antonio Banderas to create line for specially selected customers

Das französische Unternehmen E.Leclerc und die deutsche REWE Group haben die Gründung einer strategischen Allianz beschlossen

Das französische Unternehmen E.Leclerc und die deutsche REWE Group haben die Gründung einer strategischen Allianz beschlossen. Dies teilten die Vorstandsvorsitzenden der beiden Unternehmen Michel-Edouard Leclerc und Alain Caparros heute, Freitag, 5. Juni 2015, mit.

COLOGNE, Germany, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wie auch alle anderen Wettbewerber im europäischen Einzelhandel sind die REWE Group und E.Leclerc mit großen Veränderungen der Branche konfrontiert: neue Handelsformen, E-Commerce, neue Anforderungen der Konsumenten und die weiter zunehmende Komplexität des Sourcings stellen weitreichende Herausforderungen dar. Diese Veränderungen geschehen in einem Kontext, in dem zahlreiche Marktteilnehmer strategische Partnerschaften und Allianzen auf nationaler und europäischer Ebene geschlossen haben; nicht zuletzt machen sie erhebliche Investitionen erforderlich.

Die REWE Group und E.Leclerc haben sich bereits auf Feldern wie etwa der nachhaltigen Entwicklung, der Energieeinsparung, einer effizienten Logistik, der digitalen Wirtschaft und des optimierten Customer Relationship Managements erfolgreich engagiert. „Die Managements beider Gruppen haben sich über diese Themen ausgetauscht und Möglichkeiten diskutiert, gemeinsame strategische Ausrichtungen zu erarbeiten und Synergien zu nutzen, insbesondere in den Beschaffungsbereichen beider Unternehmen“, erklärten Leclerc und Caparros. „Angesichts der Gründung neuer großer Allianzen im europäischen Einzelhandel, sind wir zu der Entscheidung gekommen, zukünftig gemeinsam jede Gelegenheit zu nutzen, die Wachstumschancen unserer beiden Gruppen zu verbessern.“

E.Leclerc und die REWE Group haben dazu eine enge, auf gemeinsame Projekte fokussierte Zusammenarbeit vereinbart. Ziel dieser Allianz der beiden genossenschaftlich organisierten Handelsgruppen ist es, Synergien im Rahmen der Geschäftstätigkeiten beider Unternehmen zu identifizieren und zum gemeinsamen Nutzen zu erschließen. Dabei bleibt die Unabhängigkeit und Selbstständigkeit der beiden Partner unangetastet.

Im Rahmen der neuen Allianz werden die REWE Group und E.Leclerc unter anderem eine gemeinsame Einkaufsgesellschaft gründen. Darüber hinaus wurde die Kooperation in spezifischen Projekten beschlossen, in denen gemeinsame Teams von E.Leclerc und REWE Group strategische Themen wie die Weiterentwicklung des Segments von Bio-Produkten, die Kooperation im Reisegeschäft, beim Import sowie bei Elektromobilität und Energie bearbeitet werden.

Im Zusammenhang mit der umfassenden Allianz mit E.Leclerc wird die REWE Group die belgische CORE Genossenschaft verlassen; der Austritt aus CORE wird spätestens zum 31.12.2015 vollzogen.

Das französische Handelsunternehmen E.Leclerc verfügt über 550 Märkte in Frankreich und 80 Märkte in fünf weiteren europäischen Ländern  mit einem Gesamtumsatz von 45 Milliarden Euro.

Die genossenschaftliche REWE Group ist einer der führenden Handels- und Touristikkonzerne in Deutschland und Europa. Im Jahr 2014 erzielte das Unternehmen einen Gesamtaußenumsatz von über 51 Milliarden Euro. Die 1927 gegründete REWE Group ist mit ihren 330.000 Beschäftigten und 15.000 Märkten in 12 europäischen Ländern präsent. In Deutschland erwirtschafteten im Jahr 2014 rund 228.000 Mitarbeiter in rund 10.000 Märkten einen Umsatz von 37 Milliarden Euro.

Zu den Vertriebslinien zählen Super- und Verbrauchermärkte der Marken REWE, REWE CENTER, REWE CITY und BILLA, der Discounter PENNY sowie die Baumärkte von toom Baumarkt und B1 Discount Baumarkt. Hinzu kommen die Bio-Supermärkte (TEMMA), innovative Convenience-Märkte (REWE To Go), das Gastrokonzept „Oh Angie!“ und E-Commerce-Aktivitäten (REWE online mit Abhol- und Lieferservice). Zur Touristik gehören unter dem Dach der DER Touristik die Veranstalter ITS, Jahn Reisen und Travelix sowie Dertour, Meier’s Weltreisen und ADAC Reisen sowie die Geschäftsreisesparte FCm Travel Solutions und über 2.100 Reisebüros (u.a. DER Reisebüro, DERPART), die Hotelketten lti hotels, Club Calimera und PrimaSol Hotels und der Direktveranstalter

REWE Group-Unternehmenskommunikation
Tel.: +49 221 149 1050


Das französische Unternehmen E.Leclerc und die deutsche REWE Group haben die Gründung einer strategischen Allianz beschlossen

Das französische Unternehmen E.Leclerc und die deutsche REWE Group haben die Gründung einer strategischen Allianz beschlossen

Albert Heijn stapt deze maand over op ASC gecertificeerde kweekzalm

Zaandam, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albert Heijn stapt deze maand over op ASC gecertificeerde kweekzalm. Klanten kunnen vanaf nu genieten van zalm met de garantie dat deze uit kwekerijen komt die verantwoord omgaan met de natuur en hun medewerkers. Albert Heijn is wereldwijd de eerste supermarkt die op deze grote schaal ASC zalm aanbiedt in zijn winkels. Dit is een resultaat van de 5-jarige samenwerking met het Wereld Natuur Fonds (WNF).

Steeds meer consumenten hebben vis op het weekmenu staan. Ze kiezen voor vis omdat het lekker en gezond is en zalm is hun favoriet. Dat ziet Albert Heijn ook, maar liefst 45% van alle verse visverkopen is zalm en op worden klanten met ruim 500 recepten geïnspireerd met heerlijke visrecepten. Maar zalmkweek kan de natuur en het milieu ook aantasten. Om er zeker van te zijn dat de kweek wél verantwoord gebeurt, gaat Albert Heijn voor zowel verse als diepvriesproducten van het eigen merk over op zalm die ASC gecertificeerd is.

ASC staat voor Aquaculture Stewardship Council; een onafhankelijke international non-profit organisatie die een certificeringsprogramma voor verantwoorde viskweek beheert en verder ontwikkelt. Vis met dit keurmerk komt uit kwekerijen die hun invloed op water, natuur en milieu beperken, goed zorgen voor medewerkers en rekening houden met de omwonenden.

ASC staat voor Aquaculture Stewardship Council; een onafhankelijke international non-profit organisatie die een certificeringsprogramma voor verantwoorde viskweek beheert en verder ontwikkelt. Vis met dit keurmerk komt uit kwekerijen die hun invloed op water, natuur en milieu beperken, goed zorgen voor medewerkers en rekening houden met de omwonenden. Elies Arps, Sr. Adviseur Markten WNF: “Omdat de wereldbevolking groeit, zal de vraag naar voedsel -en dus ook vis- toenemen. Een groot deel van de oceanen is al overbevist en daarom zal wild gevangen vis niet in die behoefte kunnen voorzien. Viskweek is een goed alternatief en heeft een relatief lage druk op natuur en milieu, mits het verantwoord gebeurd. Zalmkweek is de snelst groeiende tak van voedselproductie ter wereld. Vandaar dat het belangrijk is -via het keurmerk ASC- eisen te stellen aan deze sector en de negatieve gevolgen daarvan voor mens en natuur tegen te gaan. WNF is heel blij dat Albert Heijn – een van de grootste visverkopers in Nederland – zijn verantwoordelijkheid neemt in deze.”

Albert Heijn is dagelijks voor en achter de schermen bezig om klanten te voorzien van lekker, veilig, gezond en duurzaam eten. Het verduurzamen van het visschap is een van de initiatieven van Albert Heijn om eigen merken duurzamer te maken. De afgelopen jaren is het totale eigen merk assortiment onder de loep genomen. Samen met leveranciers en certificerende instanties hebben inmiddels duizenden producten een duurzame stap gezet voor mens, dier of milieu. In het boekje ‘Stap-voor-stap een duurzamer assortiment’ op staan de resultaten vermeld. Ook de komende jaren blijft Albert Heijn duurzame stappen zetten met z’n eigen merk assortiment.


Albert Heijn stapt deze maand over op ASC gecertificeerde kweekzalm

Albert Heijn stapt deze maand over op ASC gecertificeerde kweekzalm

New Zealand: Four Square opens store in Coromandel

North Island, New Zealand, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The new Four Square Coromandel store is completing its finishing touches, as the eagerly anticipated store gets ready to open on Tuesday 9 June at 8.15am.

“We are thrilled to open a bigger, and better Four Square in Coromandel,” says Angela Bull, Foodstuffs North Island Ltd, General Manager Property Development. “We have been part of the Coromandel community for over 30 years and are delighted to have invested in the town with a Four Square the community can be proud of. We look forward to the store meeting all of our customers’ fresh food and grocery needs in a modern, easy to shop and convenient environment.”

Peter and Lesley Pritchard, owner-operators of Four Square Coromandel are looking forward to opening the new supermarket.

“We can’t wait to open the doors to our new store and bring Coromandel a brand new Four Square. We’ve loved being a part of the Coromandel community during our 12 years at the Kapanga Road store and the new Four Square will be a fantastic addition to the town. It has been a long wait and we would like to thank our customers for their support and patience. We’ll have plenty of car parking and easy access, with wider aisles, a greater range of fresh food and everyday products, and all the convenience and personal service our customers enjoy while shopping at Four Square,” says Peter Pritchard.
The new supermarket will employ 30 staff, creating six new jobs in the community.

The supermarket, located at 50 Wharf Road in Coromandel, will be officially opened on Tuesday 9 June at 8.15am by Scott Simpson, MP for Coromandel. Members of the public are welcome to attend the opening and be amongst the first people to shop at Four Square Coromandel.


New Zealand: Four Square opens store in Coromandel

New Zealand: Four Square opens store in Coromandel