Starbucks COO Kevin Johnson on organization moves ahead of FY16

SEATTLE, 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The following is a message to Starbucks partners from chief operating officer Kevin Johnson on organization moves ahead of FY16:

Partners,

Our business going into the summer continues to perform well and we are focused on many new and exciting activities including the rollout of Mobile Order and Pay, piloting new delivery services in Seattle and New York City, and enabling a new and exciting streaming music capability through our partnership with Spotify. Howard has commented there’s never been a better time to be a Starbucks partner and from my vantage point, I must agree. We are indeed executing well and we have bold aspirations for the years ahead. These aspirations will require us to continue to innovate in ways that increase our relevance with our customers and partners.

We recently completed our annual strategic planning process and the senior leadership team is now shifting to focus on creating our FY16 operating plan. As part of this process, we look at the priorities we have for the upcoming year, the goals we intend to achieve, and how we’ll allocate resources against those goals. I want to share some information about some leadership moves we are making to set the stage for FY16.

Elevating the Starbucks Roastery
The Starbucks Roastery and Reserve Tasting Room in Seattle has gained international attention and has elevated the coffee experience and the Starbucks Reserve brand to new levels.

A special thank you to Craig Russell, executive vice president Global Coffee, and the entire team of Starbucks partners for their passion and dedication in not only getting the Roastery off the ground, but quickly adjusting to the overwhelming response by our local community and visitors from near and far. Craig’s command of the global coffee space and his deep roots as an operator made him the perfect leader for the launch of this project.

As we look to the future, we plan to export the Starbucks Roastery experience to major cities around the world. I’m pleased to share that our chief creative officer and president of global innovation, Arthur Rubinfeld, will lead our efforts to expand the number of Starbucks Roasteries globally as well as end-to-end operational responsibility for those stores. Arthur’s history and world class experience in design and development will help us quickly and elegantly scale the incredible experience we’ve begun in Seattle. In addition, Arthur will leverage several of the design elements and our experience with the Roastery to lead our creative and development efforts for a new format of Starbucks Reserve Stores. He will work closely with the retail and operations teams on this new concept and once these new stores are opened, the operating teams in the field will be responsible for scaling and operating these stores as they do other Starbucks store formats in our global footprint.

Arthur will build the team with the foundational efforts established by Tiffany Broderson, vice president, operations of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room and her strong Seattle-based team, who will all transition to Arthur. Arthur will continue to report directly to Howard and join as an integral member of my operations leadership team to ensure symmetry and alignment with our overall retail and operations leadership.

Thank you Craig and congratulations Arthur. We have another historic opportunity to create differentiation and premium quality in the coffee experience and you both have and will contribute to our continued success.

The Future of Tea and Teavana
We remain committed to expanding Teavana offerings within Starbucks, in our U.S. Teavana mall stores and internationally. Tea is a $125 billion market and the second most consumed beverage in the world, next to water. Tea represents a very compelling strategic opportunity for Starbucks around the world and we are well under way of executing on our plan to increase our tea business to $3 billion over the next five years. With the integration of Teavana into Starbucks retail stores in the U.S. and Canada now complete, a significant milestone under the leadership of Annie Young-Scrivner, we have up-leveled our in-store tea platform, offering our tea fans new beverages and loose-leaf teas of world-class quality.

Now that we have Teavana products in our U.S. Starbucks retail stores, we have decided to move the Teavana business to report into Sharon Rothstein, global chief marketing officer. Under Sharon’s leadership we plan to expand Teavana offerings within Starbucks stores globally, create global awareness of the Teavana brand and elevate the innovation and merchandising of Teavana in Starbucks retail stores. The second stage of our strategy will be the selective expansion of Teavana retail stores in key global markets. Sharon’s deep expertise in specialty retail and merchandising will be important experience for us as we move to the next chapter with Teavana.

Customer Loyalty
Effective September 1, Annie will transition to a new role reporting to Matt Ryan, chief strategy officer where she will lead our efforts to develop our customer loyalty strategy, My Starbucks Rewards, globally.   This includes how we align and implement customer loyalty programs in all company owned markets. Annie will focus on expanding to our key markets including China, UK and Japan while Aimee Johnson will remain focused on growth of the program in the U.S. and Canada.

Aimee’s North American responsibilities continue to grow, driving continued organic MSR program growth, evolving MSR program design, expanding 1:1 marketing, developing new personalization initiatives, and integrating stars as currency into the program proposition. Recognizing the growth in responsibilities and Aimee’s contribution to growing MSR we are pleased to announce her promotion to senior vice president, Loyalty.

I want to extend my gratitude to Annie on behalf of the company for her stewardship of Teavana over the past year. Annie will now report to Sharon until September 1 and they are working together to identify Annie’s successor and ensure a good handoff as we approach September.

Global Technology
Curt Garner and I have been discussing his career aspirations and after 18 years in technology at Starbucks, we decided that it was an appropriate time to explore Curt’s next opportunity into something that is new and exciting for him – either within or outside the company. Over the years, Curt has made many contributions to build the technology foundation that Starbucks has today. He began in technology when we had less than 2,000 stores and helped build an infrastructure that now supports a global business that is recognized as a leader in digital platform technology. I want to personally thank him for all that he has done for the company.

As we prepare for this transition, Curt will continue to lead the team reporting to me and we will work closely together to recruit his successor and ensure a smooth transition. We expect to have a new leader in place by the end of the calendar year.

Please join me in thanking these leaders for all they have done to put Starbucks in a position of strength as we prepare for FY16. On behalf of the Starbucks Senior Leadership Team, we look forward to sharing more updates in the coming weeks and months, and also look forward to a challenging but very strong Fiscal 16.

Proud to be your partner,

Kevin Johnson

chief operating officer

For more information on this news release, contact us.

Starbucks introduced six new Frappuccino flavors this month; voting begins to determine which of the new blended beverages is the fan favorite

SEATTLE, 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Inspired by customers’ love of Frappuccino, Starbucks introduced six new flavors this month. Now voting through the end of this month will determine which of the new blended beverages is the fan favorite.

Voting is underway now and continues through June 30th in the Starbucks Frappuccino Flav-Off. Customers may vote for their favorite blended beverage by giving green straws to their top choices in the Frappuccino® Flav-Off on Frappuccino.com.

On June 26th, three of the six flavors will be eliminated from the Frappuccino® Flav-Off. Customers will then have a final opportunity to vote for their favorite Frappuccino by giving a straw to their top choice. The winning Frappuccino® Fan Flavor blended beverage will be announced July 3rd on Frappuccino.com and Frappuccino social channels (Facebook,Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram).

July 3-6 customers will be able to purchase the winning Starbucks Frappuccino® Fan Flavor at a special price of $3 for a grande (16 oz.) size beverage from 2-5 p.m. local time.

Here are the six new Fan Flavor Frappuccino beverages and their corresponding social media hashtag:

Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino Blended Coffee Beverage

A blend of toffee nut syrup, Frappuccino® Roast Coffee, milk and ice and topped with a layer of dark caramel sauce, finished with whipped cream and a drizzle of mocha sauce #TeamCCC

Cinnamon Roll Frappuccino Blended Coffee Beverage

A blend of cinnamon dolce syrup, white chocolate mocha sauce, vanilla bean, Frappuccino® Roast Coffee, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon dolce topping #TeamCinnamonRoll

Cotton Candy Frappuccino Blended Crème Beverage

A blend of vanilla bean, raspberry syrup, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream #TeamCottonCandy

Cupcake Frappuccino Blended Crème Beverage

A blend of vanilla bean, hazelnut syrup, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream #TeamCupcake

Lemon Bar Frappuccino Blended Crème Beverage

A blend of lemonade, vanilla syrup, milk and ice, finished with whipped cream and a sprinkle of caramel sugar #TeamLemonBar

Red Velvet Cake Frappuccino Blended Crème Beverage

A blend of mocha sauce, raspberry syrup, vanilla syrup and Frappuccino chips with milk and ice, finished with whipped cream #TeamRedVelvetCake

Starbucks launched the Frappuccino® 20 years ago. Read more about the birth of an icon, the new S’mores Frappuccino®, the Mini Frappuccino®, and how Starbucks social media team captures the personality of the popular beverage.

For more information on this news release, contact us.

 

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Starbucks introduced six new Frappuccino flavors this month; voting begins to determine which of the new blended beverages is the fan favorite

Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz visits historic Charleston church and pledges support for victims’ families

SEATTLE, 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the days following the shooting that took the lives of nine people in a historic Charleston, South Carolina church, a former Starbucks partner wishes he could have had one more big family gathering with his sister.

“She was the most kind-hearted person. She called often to remind me that we should get the whole family together soon. Things would come up and we put it off,” said JA Moore, fighting back tears. After a long pause, he added, “She’s bringing us together now. For a funeral.”

Moore’s half-sister, Myra Thompson, was leading a small Bible study group gathered at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church Wednesday night. In addition to familiar faces, was the 21-year-old man now charged with nine counts of murder for the shooting death of Thompson and eight others at the church in the heart of Charleston.

“Myra was more like a second mom to me than a sister because at 62 she was almost double my age, but she was the most loving woman I know and a pillar in the community,” Moore said. “I’m still stunned, but being with other partners today (6/19) is helping me deal with the loss.”

Moore was among 75 Starbucks partners (employees) who met with company chairman and ceo Howard Schultz. After sending a letter to all partners Thursday calling the tragedy a “senseless hate crime that has impacted not only that community, but our Starbucks family and our nation as a whole,” Schultz flew to Charleston on Friday to meet with local baristas and managers. Starbucks has about 200 partners in 18 stores in the city and surrounding area.

In addition to meeting with partners in three stores and listening to their stories during a partner forum, Schultz pledged that the Starbucks Foundation will donate $100,000 to two funds in the community. A $50,000 contribution will be made to the “Mother Emanuel Hope Fund,” established by the City of Charleston to help family members of the shooting victims pay for funerals, counseling and other needs. The other $50,000 will be directed to Lowcountry Ministries – Reverend Pinckney Fund to be used to support vulnerable populations and youth projects that Reverend Clementa Pinckney was passionate about.

“You can tell people are numb following the shooting. They come in to our stores because they’re looking for a sense of normalcy,” said barista Dylan. “We often talk about the ‘third place’ that Starbucks has become for our customers. It’s not home, it’s not work, it’s the other place you feel comfortable, and in times like this we’re glad to be there for people.”

Chad Romines, assistant store manager of a North Charleston Starbucks, said though the community is grieving it is also calm. “This is a big small town, and people have a lot of concern and love for one another. We are united.”

Evidence of the calm, respectful and even forgiving presence in Charleston was evident Friday outside Emanuel AME Church. Hundreds of people filed by, many added flower bouquets and notes in front of the building with a tall spire that reaches toward the sky. Some notes read: “I love you grandma” and “To the killer, we have mercy on your soul.”

On the sidewalk, a group of women dressed in purple began to sing: “Ain’t gonna let nobody turn us around. I’m gonna keep on a-walkin’, keep on talkin’, marchin’ up to freedom land. Their voices built on a second verse as they sang: “Ain’t gonna let no violence turn us around.” And finally, there was applause as they sang a third verse: “Ain’t gonna let racism turn us around…”

After speaking about race with partners for about an hour-and-a-half, as he’s done in a dozen other Partner Open Forums across the country, Schultz concluded, “I’m deeply sorry on behalf of our entire company for all that you are going through. Living in this beautiful, historic city it’s tragic this could happen. Please take care of one another, and know that together, we will not be bystanders.”

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

 

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Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz visits historic Charleston church and pledges support for victims' families

Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz visits historic Charleston church and pledges support for victims’ families

Four senior management and finance appointments at The John Lewis Partnership

LONDON, 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership today announces four senior appointments:

  • Patrick Lewis, Managing Director of Partnership Services, to become Group Finance Director
  • Tom Athron, Finance Director of Waitrose, to become Group Development Director
  • Loraine Woodhouse, Acting Group Finance Director, to become Finance Director of Waitrose
  • Bérangère Michel, Director Supply Chain Strategy at John Lewis, to become Finance Director of John Lewis.

Patrick Lewis, Group Finance Director
Patrick is currently Managing Director of Partnership Services and will become Group Finance Director on 14 September. Patrick joined the Partnership in 1994 and his first senior role was in 1997 as the acting General Manager at John Lewis Watford. He became Director, Retail Operations in April 2007. He joined the Group Board in February 2009 when he was appointed Partners’ Counsellor and in October 2012 he was appointed to his current role of Managing Director, Partnership Services.Prior to joining the Partnership Patrick was Associate Consultant with Bain & Company and Finance Manager at Proctor and Gamble. He has an MBA from INSEAD.

Tom Athron, Group Development Director
Tom will become Group Development Director on 5 October. The role, which is a Partnership Board position, has existed previously in the Partnership and is reinstated with Tom’s appointment.Tom will be responsible for considering the future shape of the Partnership, including new business opportunities. The Group Customer Insight team and Partnership Services will both move to form part of the Development Director’s remit.Tom joined the Partnership in July 2005 as Head of Group Financial Strategy and was appointed to the Waitrose Board in August 2009 as Finance Director. Prior to this he was Buying Director at John Lewis, responsible for Electricals and Home Technology. Tom started his career in investment banking as a graduate trainee in credit finance and structured debt at Hambros.

Loraine Woodhouse, Finance Director, Waitrose
Loraine will take on her new role as Finance Director of Waitrose on 5 October, taking over from Tom Athron.  Loraine joined the Partnership in August 2013 after a number of senior finance roles, most recently as Finance Director of fashion retailer Hobbs. She was appointed Acting Group Finance Director in December 2014, replacing Helen Weir.

Bérangère Michel, Finance Director, John Lewis
Bérangère will take on her new role with effect from 1 September, taking over from Rachel Osborne, who is leaving the Partnership for a new role at Vodafone. Bérangère joined the Partnership in April 2008 as Group Head of Financial Strategy and was appointed John Lewis’ Director, Supply Chain Strategy in October 2011. Before joining the Partnership, Bérangère  spent 11 years at the Royal Mail in a number of finance roles, including Finance Director of the property division.Sir Charlie Mayfield, the Partnership’s Chairman, said: ‘I am delighted to announce these four senior appointments today. They are significant as the Partnership enters its next phase of development. I am confident that all four individuals will make strong contributions to the Partnership in their new roles.  I’m particularly pleased that we were able to make all these senior appointments from within the deep talent pool that we have inside the Partnership.’Patrick Lewis has played a central role in the progress of the Partnership in recent years on the Group Board as both the Partners’ Counsellor and more recently as Managing Director of Partnership Services. This experience, together with his operational track record, made him an excellent candidate for the Group Finance Director role.’As Waitrose’s Finance Director, Tom Athron showed that he has the strategic insight required for the role of Group Development Director which was most recently held by Mark Price. As the landscape continues to shift in retail, it’s the right time to have one of our most able directors devote their time to looking at opportunities for the future.’Loraine Woodhouse has been excellent as Acting Group Finance Director and has clearly demonstrated the technical, strategic and leadership abilities required for a senior finance role. She will make a strong Finance Director for Waitrose.’I want to thank Rachel Osborne for the tremendous contribution she has made over the last four years and wish her every success in her new role. Bérangère Michel has been with the Partnership for seven years and has won the respect of her colleagues for her technical excellence and her strategic insight. Her promotion to such a senior role at John Lewis is well earned.’

Notes to editors
The John Lewis Partnership – The John Lewis Partnership operates 44 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, 11 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2), johnlewis.com, 339 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad. The business has annual gross sales of over £10bn. It is the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership where all 93,800 staff are Partners in the business.

Enquiries

For further information please contact:John Lewis Partnership
Andrew Moys, Director of Communications
Telephone: 020 7592 6292Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Simon Rigby
Jos Bieneman
Telephone: 020 7638 9571

The new co-located John Lewis at home and Waitrose Horsham shops opened at Albion Way in Horsham

LONDON, 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — At 9am this morning, the new co-located John Lewis at home and Waitrose Horsham shops opened their doors to customers for the first time. The 43,000 sq. ft John Lewis, located at Albion Way in Horsham, is the retailer’s 11th ‘at home’ shop and only the second co-located John Lewis and Waitrose development.

Hundreds of customers queued outside, eager to get in and explore the shops.  Horsham customers will discover the first ever Home Hub, a dedicated area bringing together all of John Lewis’s home design services, and showcasing the retailer’s home interior products through a display of 11 room sets. In addition, the branch will offer customers an edited selection of 16,000 products across furniture, furnishing accessories, homeware, technology and nursery departments.

Waitrose will include new concepts and services, including a juice bar, wine and beer bar, a new bakery and an extensive wine department. The store will also feature new eat-in areas where customers will be able to enjoy tapas, deli platters and freshly baked goods.

A ribbon was cut by the branch managers Nigel Davis (John Lewis) and Jo Thomas (Waitrose),  as well as representatives from local organisations that John Lewis at home is supporting as part of its charitable Community Matters scheme: Horsham Matters, Age UK Horsham and The Springboard Project.

Nigel Davis, branch manager of John Lewis at home Horsham, said: ‘It’s a very exciting day for us and I’m delighted to welcome our first customers through the doors. There has been a huge amount of planning and hard work involved to get us to this stage and I’m very proud of all the Partners involved. It’s great to see how excited our first customers are about the new branch and we look forward to seeing these faces again and again as they become regular visitors.’

Jo Thomas, branch manager of Waitrose Horsham, added: ‘Today is a day of mixed emotions! Whilst we’re hugely excited to be able to welcome customers to our new home at Albion Way, however we are a little sad to say goodbye to our home of over 25 years at Piries Place. Partners have worked very hard to ensure that the changeover to the new store has run smoothly and I’m delighted that the process has been such a success. The new shop co-located with John Lewis ‘at Home’ will enable us to deliver an even better shopping experience and bring together the best of the Partnership in one place.’

John Lewis at home and Waitrose Horsham brings John Lewis and Waitrose together in a unique way – it is the first time the two stores will share office space, a dining room and locker rooms. This joint-venture allows customers to shop at both John Lewis at home and Waitrose in one trip, and ‘at home’ customers will have the benefit of Waitrose’s catering facilities.

Notes to editors

The John Lewis Partnership – The John Lewis Partnership operates 44 John Lewis shops across the UK (31 department stores, 11 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2), johnlewis.com, 339 Waitrose shops, waitrose.com and business to business contracts in the UK and abroad. The business has annual gross sales of over £10bn. It is the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership where all 93,800 staff are Partners in the business.

John Lewis – ‘Multichannel Retailer of the Year 2014’¹ , ‘Best Overall Retailer’² and ‘Best Retailer 2014’³, typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology. Johnlewis.com stocks over 280,000 products, and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products – home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover – delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

¹ Oracle Retail Week Awards 2014
² Verdict Consumer Satisfaction Awards 2014
³ Which? Awards 2014.

You can follow John Lewis on the following social media channels:
www.johnlewis.com/twitter
www.johnlewis.com/facebook
www.johnlewis.com/youtube.

Waitrose – the Nation’s Favourite Supermarket¹ and winner of the Best Supermarket² and Best Food and Grocery Retailer³ awards – currently has 339 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 60 convenience branches, and another 29 shops at Welcome Break locations. It combines the convenience of a supermarket with the expertise and service of a specialist shop – dedicated to offering quality food that has been responsibly sourced, combined with high standards of customer service.  Waitrose also exports its products to 50 countries worldwide and has seven shops in the Middle East. (www.waitrose.com)

¹ Conlumino Awards, 2014
² Good Housekeeping Best Supermarket 2014, Which? Best Supermarket 2014
³ Verdict Best Food and Grocery Retailer 2014

Enquiries

For further information please contact:

Emma Cole
Communications Officer, John Lewis
Email: emma.l.cole@johnlewis.co.uk
Telephone: 0207 798 3829

National HIV Testing Day: Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free HIV Testing in more than 150 cities

HIV Testing Events Scheduled at Select Walgreens Locations Over Three Days in the Lead Up to National HIV Testing Day, June 27

DEERFIELD, Ill. & MENLO PARK, Calif., 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are teaming with more than 180 health departments and local AIDS service organizations (ASOs) in 150 cities across the country to offer free HIV testing. National organizations including NAACP and Black AIDS Institute will support the events by encouraging community members to know their HIV status and take advantage of free HIV testing.

State and local health departments and ASOs will provide trained counselors to conduct the testing and will provide results on-site within minutes. Free tests, including those donated by Alere North America, BioLytical Laboratories and The D.I.V.A. Foundation, will be available at the testing sites located at select Walgreens in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, St. Louis and San Francisco, among other cities during a three-day period:

  • Thursday, June 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, June 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that all Americans be screened for HIV as a routine part of medical care1, many Americans have never been tested or are not being tested as often as recommended, according to national surveys by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Of the more than 1.2 million people living with HIV in the U.S., an estimated one in seven do not know that they are infected and only three in 10 are in ongoing care and treatment.2

“Walgreens is committed to being a part of the solution to end AIDS, and National HIV Testing Day provides a great opportunity to help share critical health information and encourage HIV testing,” said Glen Pietrandoni, senior director of virology, specialty products and services at Walgreens. “Working in collaboration with Greater Than AIDS and various community partners during the past four years, we have helped nearly 20,000 people access free testing. We are pleased to be able to continue to help make it easier for those in the communities that we serve to know their status.”

“We have come so far in our understanding of HIV,” said Tina Hoff, senior vice president and director of health communication and media partnerships at the Kaiser Family Foundation. “Today, there are very effective treatments that not only help people with HIV to enjoy long, healthy lives but also significantly reduce the chances of passing the virus to others.3 Knowing one’s status is a crucial first step.”

I Got Tested: What’s Next?, a new 8-page informational guide from Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens will be distributed at the testing events in June. For a complete list of participating Walgreens locations and supporting partners, as well as more information about HIV testing, visit www.greaterthan.org/walgreens.

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), the nation’s largest drugstore chain, constitutes the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,232 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice locations around the country.

About Greater Than AIDS
Greater Than AIDS is a leading national public information response focused on the U.S. domestic epidemic. Launched in 2009 by the Kaiser Family Foundation together with the Black AIDS Institute, it is supported today by a broad coalition of public and private sector partners, including: major media and other business leaders; Federal, state and local health agencies and departments; national leadership groups; AIDS service and other community organizations; and foundations, among others. Through targeted media messages and community outreach, Greater Than AIDS works to increase knowledge, reduce stigma and promote actions to stem the spread of the disease. While national in scope, Greater Than AIDS focuses on communities most affected.

1 Branson BM, Handsfield HH, Lampe MA, et al. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Revised recommendations for HIV testing of adults, adolescents, and pregnant women in health-care settings. MMWR. 2006;55(RR14):1-17.

2 CDC. HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report, Vol. 19, No. 3; November 2014. Data are estimates and do not include U.S. dependent areas.

3 Cohen MS, Chen YQ, McCauley M, et al. Prevention of HIV-1 infection with early antiretroviral therapy. N Engl J Med. 2011;365(6):493-505.

Contact(s)

Walgreens
Markeisha Marshall, 847-315-2923
markeisha.marshall@walgreens.com
or
SKD Knickerbocker for Kaiser Family Foundation
Jon Reinish, 646- 723-7096 or 202-999-0461
JReinish@SKDKnick.com