Migros: Annina Erb über die Änderung von 150 Rezepturen und die damit verbundene Reduktion des Zucker- und Salzgehalts

ZURICH, 2015-8-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Annina Erb, Leiterin des Bereichs Ernährung und Gesundheit beim Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund, über die Änderung von 150 Rezepturen und die damit verbundene Reduktion des Zucker- und Salzgehalts.

Annina Erb, warum ändert die Migros die Zusammensetzung von über 150 Produkten?

Weil wir in der Schweiz generell zu viel Zucker, Salz und Fett essen, während es unserer Nahrung an Ballaststoffen fehlt. Das erhöht unter anderem das Risiko von Übergewicht, Diabetes und Kreislauferkrankungen. Natürlich ist ein gesunder Lebensstil ein Puzzle mit sehr vielen Teilen – auch genügend Bewegung gehört dazu. Mit denRezepturanpassungen, die wir in Abstimmung mit unseren Versprechenentwickelt haben, können wir aber zumindest einen Puzzlestein zum Wohlbefinden der Kunden beitragen.

Verändert die neue Zusammensetzung nicht den vertrauten Geschmack der Produkte?

Die betroffenen M-Industriebetriebe versuchen, den Geschmack zu erhalten, indem sie zum Beispiel Salz durch Kräuter oder andere würzige Zutaten ersetzen. Teilweise werden die Konsumenten auch schrittweise an einen neuen Geschmack gewöhnt, indem etwa der Zuckergehalt eines Produkts nach und nach verringert wird.

Die rund 150 Produkte sind ja nur ein Bruchteil des Migros-Sortiments. Warum werden nicht mehr Rezepturen verändert?

Vorgängig hat die Migros 1400 ihrer Lebensmittel analysiert. Bei vielen Produkten gab es keinen Grund, die Rezeptur zu ändern. Am Ende wurde eine Gruppe von über 150 Produkten ausgewählt, bei denen Handlungsbedarf besteht. Dazu gehören zum Beispiel bestimmte Joghurts, Suppen, Frühstückscerealien und Fertiggerichte. Allein schon die Umstellungen bei diesen Lebensmitteln ist mit viel Aufwand verbunden.

Bis 2019 sollen die Rezepturen angepasst sein. Wie geht es danach weiter?

Die Arbeit ist dann keineswegs abgeschlossen: Die veränderten Rezepturen dienen nun als Standard für ganze Produktegruppen. Werden in Zukunft etwa neue Suppen, Fertiggerichte oder Müesli eingeführt, so sollen auch diese Lebensmittel möglichst wenig Zucker,Salz und Fett sowie einen bestimmten Anteil an Nahrungsfasern enthalten.

Infopoint

Im Beisein von Bundesrat Alain Berset haben Anfang August zehn Schweizer Unternehmen  – unter anderem die Migros – ein sogenanntes«Memorandum of Understanding»unterzeichnet. Damit erklären sie sich bereit, ihre Rezepturen von Joghurt und Frühstücks-cerealien zu überprüfen.

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Quelle: Migros Magazin

Quelle: Migros Magazin

EROSKI inaugura en Grazalema su cuarto supermercado franquiciado en Cádiz

  • El establecimiento cuenta con una amplia oferta de alimentos frescos, especialmente frutas y verduras locales de temporada
  • La apertura supone la creación de cuatro puestos de trabajo
  • EROSKI ha inaugurado 11 franquicias en Andalucía en la primera mitad de 2015

Grazalema, España, 2015-8-10— /EPR Retail News/ — 7 de agosto de 2015-. EROSKI ha inaugurado hoy un supermercado franquiciado con la enseña EROSKI/city en la calle Las Piedras, número 12, de Grazalema (Cádiz). Se trata del primer establecimiento franquiciado abierto en Cádiz por la cooperativa en 2015. La cooperativa cuenta con un total de cuatro establecimientos franquiciados en la provincia.

El supermercado dispone de un surtido de 3.500 productos de marcas de fabricantes líderes, marca propia y productores locales para garantizar la libertad de elección de los consumidores. Asimismo, cuenta con una amplia oferta de alimentos frescos, especialmente frutas y verduras locales de temporada, en sus más de 150 metros cuadrados. Las referencias saludables también ganan peso con un surtido más amplio. La sección de charcutería ofrece un trato personalizado y asesoramiento profesional a los clientes gracias a la venta asistida en mostrador. El supermercado dispone de horno propio, para garantizar la frescura de los productos de panadería elaborados diariamente.

Las ofertas y promociones se sucederán cada mes para favorecer el ahorro de los consumidores. Una apuesta por el ahorro que tiene su máximo exponente en EROSKI Club, el nuevo programa de relación de los Socios-Cliente con la marca, que ofrece descuentos hasta del 15% en más de 2.500 productos, así como promociones y ofertas exclusivas, además de todas las ventajas del programa Travel Club.

La apertura ha supuesto la creación de cuatro puestos de trabajo. La plantilla ha recibido 100 horas de formación. “En un momento en el que el paro es el principal problema en nuestro entorno, la franquicia es una fórmula exitosa para la generación de empleo. Nuestra cultura cooperativa de autogestión encaja perfectamente con la filosofía de los emprendedores que apuestan por la creación de su propia empresa y buscan el respaldo de profesionales de amplia experiencia y una marca de confianza”, ha explicado Enrique Martínez, director de franquicias de EROSKI.

Productos locales

La política comercial de EROSKI es potenciar al máximo las economías locales para crear riqueza en el entorno contribuyendo al desarrollo agroalimentario y económico-social. En este sentido, la cooperativa comercializa cerca de 490 referencias de 103 proveedores gaditanos. Las compras de EROSKI en esta provincia fueron de 8,3 millones de euros el pasado año.

Los productos locales, y en especial todos los alimentos frescos de temporada, cuentan con un protagonismo preferencial en el modelo de tienda “contigo” que EROSKI está implantando en sus establecimientos.
52 nuevas franquicias en la primera mitad del año

Con la apertura de este nuevo supermercado franquiciado en Grazalema EROSKI afianza su plan de expansión a través del modelo de franquicia. Durante los seis primeros meses de 2015 la cooperativa ha abierto 52 tiendas franquiciadas, 11 de ellas en Andalucía. Las aperturas han generado un total de 350 puestos de trabajo, con una inversión superior a los 11 millones de euros. EROSKI prevé cerrar el ejercicio con 100 nuevos establecimientos franquiciados.

“Avanzamos según lo definido en nuestro Plan Estratégico, gracias a un equipo muy especializado de personas volcadas en asesorar al franquiciado tanto en las fases de estudio y definición del proyecto y lanzamiento de las nuevas tiendas, como en el seguimiento de la actividad en los supermercados franquiciados ya consolidados”, concluye Martínez.

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NRF Global Port Tracker: Import cargo volume expected to increase 3.6% this month over the same time last year as retailers look toward holiday season

WASHINGTON, 2015-8-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.6 percent this month over the same time last year as retailers begin to bring in merchandise for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. Imports for the year are expected to be up 4.2 percent over 2014.

“Consumers might be out buying back-to-school supplies but toys and sweaters are starting to show up on the docks,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “There are still some lingering congestion issues but retailers are working with their supply chain partners to make sure all of that merchandise flows smoothly to store shelves.”

Ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.57 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units in June, the latest month for which after-the-fact numbers are available. That was down 2.5 percent from an unusually busy May but up 6.2 percent from June 2014. One TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent.

July was estimated at 1.59 million TEU, up 6 percent from 2014. August is forecast at 1.57 million TEU, up 3.6 percent; September at 1.59 million TEU, down 0.1 percent; October at 1.58 million TEU, up 1.2 percent; November at 1.45 million TEU, up 4.5 percent, and December at 1.4 million TEU, down 2.8 percent.

Those numbers would bring 2015 to a total of 18 million TEU, up 4.2 percent from last year. The first half of 2015 totaled 8.9 million TEU, up 6.5 percent over the same period last year.

Some retailers are paying less to transport their merchandise this year, thanks to the use of more large-capacity ships by ocean carriers. Hackett Associates Founder Ben Hackett said the increased capacity has driven down rates, but the relief could be short-lived because some lines have already canceled voyages to counteract the trend.

“We are seeing complete chaos on the high seas in terms of the amount of capacity available and the level of spot freight rates,” Hackett said. “One has to wonder why carriers cannot match supply to demand. The end result will likely be a highly volatile situation of freight rates moving up and down.”

Global Port Tracker, which is produced for NRF by the consulting firm Hackett Associates, covers the U.S. ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades and Miami on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast. The report is free to NRF retail members, and subscription information is available at www.nrf.com/PortTracker or by calling (202) 783-7971. Subscription information for non-members can be found at www.globalporttracker.com.

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. nrf.com

J. Craig Shearman
(202) 626-8134
press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press

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National Retail Federation Vice President Jonathan Gold appeared on CNBC to discuss the progress the ports have seen since the West Coast labor disputes have been reconciled. Watch the full interview.

National Retail Federation Vice President Jonathan Gold appeared on CNBC to discuss the progress the ports have seen since the West Coast labor disputes have been reconciled. Watch the full interview.

Associated Food Stores’ grocery store Lin’s Fresh Market to open its 5th location, Lin’s Fields on Mall Drive in St. George Utah

Lin’s Fields on Mall Drive to open in early 2016

St George, UT, 2015-8-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Associated Food Stores’ retail-owned grocery store, Lin’s Fresh Market, will open their fifth location, Lin’s Fields on Mall Drive (2928 E Mall Drive) in St. George Utah. The new location, a 52,300 square foot store, is tentatively set to open in early 2016.

A ground-breaking celebration took place with representatives from Associated Food Stores, America First Credit Union, St George City officials and multiple construction/planning companies Friday morning at the site location.

“The groundbreaking ceremony allows us to celebrate the beginning of our development and the start of construction, as well as thank many of our partners for their assistance in making the dream of this new Lin’s Fresh Market a reality, “said Bill Walley, director of construction, Associated Food Stores.

The new, upscale store will offer the finest fresh produce, meats prepared from a butcher block, a scratch bakery and state-of-the-art meal solutions. A fresh food kiosk will feature sandwiches and pizza cooked to order, a Starbucks and a Dairy Queen. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy all of these options in a  beautifully decorated glass atrium with abundant seating, USB power outlets and wi-fi access.

“Our vision for Lin’s Fields on Mall Drive is simple. We want to provide the best shopping experience around. Just as in our other Lin’s locations—we are most pleased to offer the best, good old-fashioned customer service that you’d expect from your local neighborhood grocery store. We are thrilled about the opportunity to serve St. George and Washington City and look forward to opening the store in early 2016,” said Associated Retail Operations Vice President Troy Thomas.

The first Lin’s grocery store opened in 1955 in Cedar City. The opening of the Mall Drive Lin’s will bring the store total to five locations: Cedar City, St. George, Hurricane and Overton, Nevada.

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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: maceys.com,freshmarketstores.com, dansfoods.com, linsmarketplace.com and dicksmarket.com. Associated Foods can be found at afstores.com

*Images from the event as well as a site mockup are available for media and can be found below.

Media Contact:
Sarah Pettit
801.916.1070
Scpettit@afstores.com

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Associated Food Stores’ grocery store Lin’s Fresh Market to open its 5th location, Lin’s Fields on Mall Drive in St. George Utah

Associated Food Stores’ grocery store Lin’s Fresh Market to open its 5th location, Lin’s Fields on Mall Drive in St. George Utah

 

PENNY startet Aktion zum Mindesthaltbarkeitsdatum

„Gemeinsam gegen Verschwendung“ Motto der diesjährigen Nachhaltigkeitswoche

Köln, Germany, 2015-8-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Unter dem Motto „Gemeinsam gegen Verschwendung“ stellt PENNY das Mindesthaltbarkeitsdatum – kurz MHD – in den Mittelpunkt seiner diesjährigen Nachhaltigkeitswoche. Denn, obwohl es das MHD bereits seit den 80er Jahren gibt, herrscht bei vielen Verbrauchern Verunsicherung darüber, was das Datum aussagt. Vom 10. bis 15. August führen die bundesweit rund 2.200 Märkte das PENNY Kräuterbaguette und den PENNY Butterkäse als Sonderedition mit besonders groß gedrucktem Mindesthaltbarkeitsdatum auf der Verpackung. PENNY macht mit der Aktion zum wiederholten Male darauf aufmerksam, dass von den rechnerisch 82 Kilogramm, die jeder Bundesbürger im Jahr an Lebensmitteln wegwirft, ein erheblicher Anteil Zuhause anfällt.

„Das MHD beschreibt lediglich den Zeitpunkt, bis zu dem ein Produkt bei sachgerechter Lagerung seine Eigenschaften mindestens behält. Ein Joghurt wird mit dem Erreichen des MHDs nicht schlagartig schlecht. Jeder sollte zunächst seine Sinne – Sehen, Riechen und Schmecken – nutzen und dann entscheiden, ob er das Produkt essen möchte oder nicht. Alte und geschwächte Menschen sollten dabei aber dennoch ebenso vorsichtig sein wie Schwangere“, sagt Dr. Klaus Mayer, Leiter des REWE Group-Qualitätsmanagements.

„Wir wollen mit der Aktion einen weiteren Impuls geben, nicht vorschnell Lebensmittel wegzuwerfen. PENNY verkauft mittlerweile im Jahresdurchschnitt 99 Prozent seiner Lebensmittel. Vom verbleibenden Rest stellen wir den Großteil den Tafeln zu Verfügung. Wir sind also sehr erfolgreich im Kampf gegen die Verschwendung von Lebensmitteln. Wo möglich wollen wir noch besser werden. Aber gemeinsam mit unseren Kunden können wir noch mehr erreichen. Daher die Aktion“, begründet Stefan Magel, Geschäftsführer Marketing und Vertrieb bei PENNY.

Um die Quote weggeworfener Lebensmittel so gering wie möglich zu halten, verfolgt PENNY eine mehrschichtige Strategie. Zum einen setzt der Discounter auf moderne Prognosesysteme, die teilweise sogar die Wettervorhersage berücksichtigen. Automatisierte Bestellverfahren – unterstützt durch die Erfahrung der Mitarbeiter – ermöglichen eine sehr gute und bedarfsgerechte Versorgung der PENNY-Märkte mit frischer Ware. Kurze Transportwege zwischen Lagerstandorten und Märkten, eine lückenlose Kühlung von der Herstellung bis ins Regal oder das wachsende Angebot an Produkten aus der Region sowie die tägliche Belieferung tragen ebenfalls dazu bei, die Verlustquoten von Frischewarengruppen zu minimieren.

Zum anderen schult PENNY seine Mitarbeiter regelmäßig im Umgang mit Lebensmitteln. Die Mitarbeiter in Märkten kontrollieren beispielsweise nach marktindividuell festgelegten Intervallen täglich die Haltbarkeit und Frische der Lebensmittel. Gleiches gilt für die Einhaltung der korrekten Kühltemperatur sowie die richtige Befüllung der Kühlmöbel zum Beispiel im Hinblick auf die vom Hersteller angegebene Stapelhöhe. Neben den „nachgelagerten“ Maßnahmen in den Märkten und Lägern setzt PENNY in seinem Bemühen um eine möglichst geringe Verschwendung von Lebensmitteln bereits bei der Auswahl der Eigenmarken-Lieferanten an. Dabei nutzt der Discounter die Expertise des REWE Group-Qualitätsmanagements. Die Fachabteilung, in der Spezialisten verschiedener Gebiete zusammenarbeiten, beauftragt im Rahmen des Eigenmarken-Qualitätsmonitorings renommierte Fachlabore. Pro Jahr werden für die gesamte REWE Group durchschnittlich über 26.000 Untersuchungen beauftragt. Dabei setzt die REWE Group auf ein lernfähiges Monitoringsystem, d.h. Produkte die häufiger auffallen oder kritischer sind, werden intensiver überprüft.

Enge und unbürokratische Zusammenarbeit mit den Tafeln
Das Gros der Lebensmittel, die trotz aller Bemühungen nicht verkauft werden, gibt PENNY seit 2007 kostenlos an die bundesweit mehr als 900 lokalen Tafeln ab. Das gilt für Lebensmittel, die nicht mehr verkauft, aber dennoch bedenkenlos verzehrt werden können. Das sind beispielsweise der Joghurt, dessen Mindesthaltbarkeitsdatum zeitnah abläuft, oder der Apfel mit einer Druckstelle. Grundsätzlich handelt es sich also um frische und/oder unverpackte Lebensmittel wie Milch, Joghurt sowie Obst und Gemüse. Nicht an die Tafeln abgegeben werden Lebensmittel, die verdorben sind, ein Verbrauchsdatum haben (z.B. Frischfleisch oder -fisch) oder aber aus anderen Gründen nicht von den Tafeln angenommen werden dürfen. Diese Lebensmittel müssen entsprechend der gesetzlichen und hygienischen Vorgaben sachgerecht entsorgt werden.

Der eigens aufgelegte Flyer „Mit PENNY restlos genießen“ fasst die Aktivitäten des Discounters zusammen und enthält ebenso nützliche Tipps wie die Nachhaltigkeitsseite penny.de/nachhaltigkeit.

PENNY erzielte 2014 allein in Deutschland mit 2.200 Filialen und 26.000 Mitarbeitern einen Umsatz von rund sieben Milliarden Euro. Im Ausland erwirtschaftete PENNY mit 1.370 Filialen und 18.200 Mitarbeitern einen Umsatz von über vier Milliarden Euro.

Ansprechpartner:
Andreas Krämer
Pressesprecher PENNY
Tel: +49 221 149 1050
Mail: presse@rewe-group.com

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PENNY startet Aktion zum Mindesthaltbarkeitsdatum

PENNY startet Aktion zum Mindesthaltbarkeitsdatum

The Dairy Farm Company to acquire further 143,467,220 shares in Yonghui Superstores Co., Limited for US$210 million

HONG KONG, 2015-8-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Dairy Farm Company, Limited (‘DFCL’), has agreed to acquire a further 143,467,220 shares in a placement by Yonghui Superstores Co., Limited (‘Yonghui’) for a consideration of approximately US$210 million. The investment by DFCL is being made in conjunction with JD.com acquiring a 10% interest for consideration of approximately US$700 million.

Following completion of the placement, DFCL will continue to hold a 19.99% interest and JD.com will hold a 10% interest. In addition, Mr. Zhang Xuansong, the Chairman of Yonghui, who is acquiring a 2% interest in the enlarged share capital in the placement for US$140 million, and his brother, Mr. Zhang Xuanning, the Deputy Chairman of Yonghui, will between them hold a reduced 29.15% interest.

Commenting on the proposals, Dairy Farm Group Chief Executive, Graham Allan, said, “We are delighted to support Yonghui and its leadership team with this transaction. The co-operation with JD.com will accelerate Yonghui’s participation in the rapidly expanding e-commerce space in China and offer significant opportunities for Yonghui. The related capital raising will strengthen Yonghui further as it implements its store development plans, builds a leading food supply chain in China and invests in an integrated online-to-offline (“O2O”) business model.”

The placement to JD.com includes its affiliates. The placement requires the approval of Yonghui’s shareholders and certain regulatory approvals in the PRC. The regulatory approval process is expected to take approximately six months to complete. DFCL’s investment will be financed by the Group through a combination of existing cash resources and new borrowings.

Yonghui is a Shanghai-listed hypermarket and supermarket operator based in Fuzhou, Fujian province in mainland China. As at 30th June 2015, Yonghui operated 351 retail outlets across 17 provinces in China.

Dairy Farm is a leading pan-Asian retailer. The Group, together with its associates and joint ventures, operates over 6,400 outlets – including supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, health and beauty stores, home furnishings stores and restaurants – employing over 170,000 people, and had total annual sales in 2014 exceeding US$13 billion. Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited is incorporated in Bermuda and has a standard listing on the London Stock Exchange as its primary listing, with secondary listings in Bermuda and Singapore. It is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group.

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For further information, please contact:

Dairy Farm Management Services Limited
Lancy Ng (852) 2299 3011

Brunswick Group Limited
Siobhan Xiaohui Zheng (852) 3512 5044

This and other Group announcements can be accessed through the Internet at ‘www.dairyfarmgroup.com’.

DICK’S Sporting Goods to open its 40th store in Pennsylvania on August 14th at Franklin Center in Chambersburg, PA

PITTSBURGH, 2015-8-10— /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 40th store in Pennsylvania and 623rd store nationwide on Friday, August 14th at Franklin Center in Chambersburg, PA (1320 Lincoln Way East).

DICK’S three-day grand opening celebration will run through Sunday, August 16th. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday.

On Friday, the first 100 people in line will be eligible for a free Reebok Play Dry® T-Shirt. Guests who are in line at 7:45 a.m. on Friday will get a chance to open the DICK’S Sporting Goods Gift Locker.*

Former Baltimore Tight End Todd Heap** will make an in-store appearance from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday and Sunday giveaways include a free Mystery Gift Card from $5 to $500 for the first 100 adults in line. Guests who are in line at 7:45 a.m. Saturday and 8:45 a.m. on Sunday will also get a chance to open the DICK’S Sporting Goods Gift Locker.*

“DICK’S Sporting Goods is excited to become a member of the Chambersburg community with the opening of our newest location,” said Lauren Hobart, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “We look forward to serving the athletes and outdoor enthusiasts in Chambersburg and inspiring them to achieve their personal best.”

The new location will feature Nike and Under Armour shops, athletic and outdoor apparel and footwear and the latest gear for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting and fishing. More than 40 in-store services by DICK’S certified PROS in sports and outdoor specialties such as bike, golf and fishing will also be available.

Visit DICKS.com/Chambersburg for details and LIKE DICK’S Sporting Goods on Facebook for the latest information on local appearances, special events and brand activations.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. Limit one t-shirt, mystery gift card and/or gift locker combination per person, per day. Must be 18+ for gift card and gift locker promotions. See store or DICKS.com/Chambersburg for details and odds of winning.

**Wristband required for autograph.  Wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of event only.  Limit one per person. Visit DICKS.com/Chambersburg for details.

About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of May 2, 2015, the Company operated more than 610 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and True Runner specialty stores. For more information, visit the Press Room at DICKS.com.

Contact: DICK’S Sporting Goods – press@dcsg.com

DICK’S Sporting Goods to open its 39th store in Pennsylvania on August 14th at Fayette Crossing in Uniontown, PA

PITTSBURGH, 2015-8-10— /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 39th store inPennsylvania and 622nd store nationwide on Friday, August 14th at Fayette Crossing inUniontown, PA (320 Walmart Drive).

DICK’S three-day grand opening celebration will run through Sunday, August 16th. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday.

On Friday, the first 100 people in line will be eligible for a free Reebok Play Dry® T-Shirt. Guests who are in line at 7:45am on Friday will get a chance to open the DICK’S Sporting Goods Gift Locker.*

Former Pittsburgh corner back Ike Taylor** will make an in-store appearance from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday and Sunday giveaways include a free Mystery Gift Card from $5 to $500 for the first 100 adults in line. Guests who are in line at 7:45 a.m. Saturday and 8:45 a.m. on Sunday will also get a chance to open the DICK’S Sporting Goods Gift Locker.*

“We’re excited to be joining Uniontown with the opening of our newest location,” said Lauren Hobart, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “We look forward to offering the finest quality products and highest level of customer service to the community.”

The new location will feature Nike and Under Armour shops, athletic and outdoor apparel and footwear and the latest gear for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting and fishing. More than 40 in-store services by DICK’S certified PROS in sports and outdoor specialties such as bike, golf and fishing will also be available.

Visit DICKS.com/Uniontown for details and LIKE DICK’S Sporting Goods on Facebook for the latest information on local appearances, special events and brand activations.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. Limit one t-shirt, mystery gift card and/or gift locker combination per person, per day. Must be 18+ for gift card and gift locker promotions. See store or DICKS.com/Uniontown for details and odds of winning.

**Wristband required for autograph.  Wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of event only.  Limit one per person. Visit DICKS.com/Uniontown for details.

About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of May 2, 2015, the Company operated more than 610 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and True Runner specialty stores. For more information, visit the Press Room at DICKS.com.

Contact: DICK’S Sporting Goods – press@dcsg.com

DICK’S Sporting Goods to open its 23rd store in Texas on August 14th at Glade Parks in Euless, TX

PITTSBURGH, 2015-8-10— /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 23rd store in Texasand 624th store nationwide on Friday, August 14th at Glade Parks in Euless, TX (2701 Rio Grande Blvd.).

DICK’S three-day grand opening celebration will run through Sunday, August 16th. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday.

On Friday, the first 100 people in line will be eligible for a free Reebok Play Dry® T-Shirt. Guests who are in line at 7:45am on Friday will get a chance to open the DICK’S Sporting Goods Gift Locker.*

Former Dallas defensive end Charles Haley** will be in-store from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, and former Dallas tight end Jay Novacek** will be in-store from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday and Sunday giveaways include a free Mystery Gift Card from $5 to $500 for the first 100 adults in line. Guests who are in line at 7:45 a.m. Saturday and 8:45 a.m. on Sunday will also get a chance to open the DICK’S Sporting Goods Gift Locker.*

“We look forward to opening our new DICK’S Sporting Goods in Euless,” said Lauren Hobart, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “We are excited to serve athletes of all ages by providing the equipment they need to help them excel.”

The new location will feature Nike and Under Armour shops, athletic and outdoor apparel and footwear and the latest gear for team sports, fitness, and outdoor. More than 40 in-store services by DICK’S certified PROS in sports and outdoor specialties such as bike, golf and fishing will also be available.

Visit DICKS.com/Euless for details and LIKE DICK’S Sporting Goods on Facebook for the latest information on local appearances, special events and brand activations.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. Limit one t-shirt, mystery gift card and/or gift locker combination per person, per day. Must be 18+ for gift card and gift locker promotions. See store or DICKS.com/Euless for details and odds of winning.

**Wristband required for autograph. Wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of event only.  Limit one per person. Visit DICKS.com/Euless for details.

About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of May 2, 2015, the Company operated more than 610 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and True Runner specialty stores. For more information, visit the Press Room at DICKS.com.

Contact: DICK’S Sporting Goods – press@dcsg.com