Citycon’s Corporate Management Committee member Eirik Thrygg to leave the company

Eirik Thrygg, member of Citycon’s Corporate Management Committee, is leaving the company.

Helsinki, 2015-8-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Thrygg will remain with Citycon until the end of 2015, but will not assume his new responsibilities as Chief Development Officer, as announced following the acquisition of Norwegian Sektor Gruppen. Thrygg has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sektor for many years.

Until the end of 2015 Thrygg will focus on supporting Citycon in the integration process of Sektor and ensuring a smooth transition for Citycon’s operations in Norway.

“The company respects Eirik’s decision to leave and to continue his career with another company. As one of the founders of Sektor, he has done an outstanding job of bringing this company to the position it enjoys today. We want to thank Eirik for his great contribution in the completion of the acquisition of Sektor. We wish him all the best and success in forthcoming challenges,” says Marcel Kokkeel, Chief Executive Officer at Citycon.

“After 18 years of working in Sektor, I have decided to make a career change and take a new direction. I have committed myself to support the integration process of Sektor into Citycon, before I depart at the end of the year”, says Eirik Thrygg.

CITYCON OYJ

For further information, please contact:
Marcel Kokkeel, CEO
Tel. +358 20 766 4521 or +358 40 154 6760
marcel.kokkeel@citycon.com

Citycon Oyj (Nasdaq Helsinki: CTY1S) is a leading owner, developer and manager of urban grocery-anchored shopping centres in the Nordic and Baltic regions, managing assets that total approximately EUR 5 billion and with a market capitalisation of approximately EUR 2 billion. For more information about Citycon, please visit www.citycon.com

US Foods unveiled a special edition of The Scoop

Special Edition Scoop with a Twist Puts Focus on Bold Flavors and Tried and True Favorites

Rosemont, Ill., 2015-8-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Continuing its focus on product innovation, US Foods today unveiled a special edition of The Scoop, featuring a blend of favorite products from prior Scoop launches and a sampling of new items perfect for summer dining. Calling it Scoop with a Twist, the special edition lineup was inspired from the company’s brand colors, tangerine and citrus, and the refreshing allure of summer.

“This is an exciting time for US Foods and we wanted to share our excitement and reiterate our commitment to our customers’ success by introducing this special edition of Scoop,” said Steve Guberman, chief merchandising officer, US Foods. “As we move forward into the future, we will continue to break ground in innovative products improving operator efficiency and expert support to keep kitchens cooking across America.”

The lineup features three new items, including Devonshire® Premium Mini Key Lime Tarts.  Made with real key-lime juice, a sweet graham cracker cookie crust and a streusel topping, it’s the perfect tangy bite in a mini-dessert.  Monarch® Chimichurri Aioli blends flavors from rich culinary hotspots around the world.  This adaptable, flavorful sauce is made with traditional Argentinian chimichurri, luscious Provençal aioli, fresh herbs, and yuzu – a Japanese citrus flavor.  Rounding out the delicious array of new Scoop items is the Chef’s Line® All Natural Ground Chorizo.  Spicy, simple, and extremely versatile, this chorizo is made with coarsely ground pork, paprika, cumin and more flavorful spices.

In addition to the new items, the company is bringing back favorites from each year, including Chef’s Line® Coffee Ice Cream, Cross Valley Farms® Mini Heirloom Tomatoes and Cross Valley Farms® Baby Kale Trio, made up of baby black kale, baby scarlet kale and wild arugula.

Also making a comeback is the Chef’s Line® Pat Lafrieda Angus Chopped Beef Patty. Crafted from short rib and chuck, these patties are chopped in small batches to yield the finest Angus burgers.  Pair it with the Chef’s Line® All-Butter Croissant Bun and Monarch® House Fry or Sweet Potato House Fry.  Closing out the selection of past Scoop favorites is one of the very first and most popular Metro Deli® items, the Uncured Gourmet Ham.

US Foods continues to invite customers to share their Scoop-based concepts and successes by posting pictures to social media using the #ScoopTalk hashtag. Restaurateurs can then visit usfoods.com/ScoopTalk to see other chefs’ creations.

To see the full Scoop with a Twist edition and learn more about the product offerings from US Foods, visitwww.usfoods.com. You can also like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch our chefs in action onYouTube.

Foodservice operators interested in learning more about Scoop can also request a product demonstration at:http://www.usfoods.com/scoopdemo

About US Foods
As one of America’s great food companies and leading distributors, US Foods is Keeping Kitchens Cooking™ and making life easier for customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. With approximately $22 billion in annual revenue, the company offers more than 350,000 products, including high-quality, exclusive brands such as the innovative Chef’s Line®, a time-saving, chef-inspired line of scratch-quality products, and Rykoff Sexton®, a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.

Contact

Lisa Lecas, Manager
Corporate Communications, US Foods
Office: 847-720-8243
Lisa.Lecas@usfoods.com

IKEA stores in US will only sell LED bulbs and lighting to enable customers to live a more sustainable life at home

Survey shows in 2015, 64% of Americans purchased at least one LED light bulb for their household, compared to 49% in 2012 *

Conshohocken, PA, 2015-8-11— /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA announced today that as of September 1, 2015, all IKEA stores will only sell LED bulbs and lighting to enable customers to live a more sustainable life at home. This bold move was announced in 2012 and IKEA is pleased it has met its commitment. Since 2013, IKEA U.S. customers have purchased 7.6 million LED bulbs, helping them collectively save nearly $3 billion in energy costs. **

According to a study* conducted by IKEA U.S. in 2012 and again in 2015, consumers are more open to purchasing LED bulbs and lighting:

  • In 2015, 64% of Americans purchased at least one LED light bulb for their household, compared to 49% in 2012. And in 2015, 51% of Americans have purchased several LED bulbs for their home, up from 39% in 2012.
  • Still there is an opportunity to improve Americans’ understanding of the benefits of LEDs. 68% of Americans still do not know that LED bulbs can last an average of 20 years and 34% don’t realize that LEDs use less electricity than other bulbs.

“LED is a light revolution. With household electricity bills continuing to rise rapidly and global energy consumption increasing, the LED lighting will have a big impact. Building on our belief that everyone should be able to afford to live more sustainably at home, we will make sure our LED prices are affordable for the many,” says Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA Group.

LED is a light source which uses 85 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and can last up to 20 years. LED offers high quality light and solutions for different lighting between warm or cool light. IKEA makes the switch affordable by offering the LEDARE E26 2-pack of 400 lumen/40 watt LED bulbs for $4.49, which lasts 20,000 hours – longer than most other low cost options. IKEA also offers a 600 lumen/60W dimmable bulb for $4.49 and a 1000 lumen/75W dimmable bulb for $10.99. IKEA LED bulbs are mostly all dimmable in all shapes and sizes, and all with high quality.

“At IKEA, we believe that everyone should be able to afford to live a more sustainable life at home and save money on their energy bills. Also using less energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Changing a light bulb may seem like a small action but many small actions can lead to a big change,” commented Lars Petersson, IKEA U.S. President. “Note that if one million people changed one bulb each into an LED this would be equivalent to taking 6,700 cars off the road or planting 17 million trees per year. That’s significant,” Petersson added.

IKEA is also working to reduce its use of energy and to use more renewable energy. The goal is to produce as much renewable energy as the total energy IKEA consumes globally by 2020. As of the end of 2015, IKEA renewable energy investments in the U.S will produce four times more energy than IKEA uses in U.S. operations. Recently, the IKEA Group and IKEA Foundation committed $1.12 billion to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy and to support communities most at risk. This follows an IKEA Group commitment to invest $1.9 billion in renewable energy by the end of 2015.

Contact: Mona A. Liss, IKEA Corporate PR Director ~ Mona.Liss@IKEA.com, 610.834.0180, ext.5852

*Survey Methodology Notes

The IKEA survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 1,000 nationally representative Americans, ages 18 and older, in July 2015, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population 18 and older. 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 all persons in the universe represented by the sample.

** Source: Energy Information Administration – EIA; calculated based on US Energy Information Agency retail price of electricity data www.iea.org; Statistics- International Energy Agency; National Electricity Grid Information; www.census.gov/United States Census Bureau

About IKEA Group
The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. Our business idea supports this vision by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. There are currently 315 IKEA Group stores in 27 countries. Additionally, there are 40 IKEA stores run by franchises. There are 40 IKEA stores in the US. In FY 14, IKEA Group had 716 million visitors to the stores and 1.5 billion visitors to IKEA.com. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information, please visit www.IKEA.com, facebook.com/IKEAUSA, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA, http://pinterest.com/IKEAUSA/, www.youtube.com/IKEAUSA, www.theshare-space.com, www.theshare-space.com/en/Blog

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Fresh invited multimedia illustrator Jo Ratcliffe to revisit the packaging of the Rose Face Mask to celebrate its 15th anniversary

PARIS, 2015-8-11— /EPR Retail News/ — A true beauty icon in the Fresh product range, Rose Face Mask has soothed, hydrated and nourished fragile complexions for more than 15 years. To celebrate this anniversary, Fresh invited multimedia illustrator Jo Ratcliffe to revisit the packaging of the unique mask.

Each jar of Rose Face Mask is infused with two and a half Rosa Centifolia roses that liberate the soothing and toning effects of this exceptional flower. Recognized as one of the purest skincare  treatments ever created, Rose Face Mask is emblematic of Fresh,  it respects the delicate nature of the skin and has an immediately soothing effect. Fresh products are designed to enhance the effectiveness of natural ingredients and provide unique sensory stimulation.

Illustrator Jo Ratcliffe drew on the imaginary world of roses and its representations over the ages to create a unique packaging for the 15th anniversary of Rose Face Mask. Known for works that blend different techniques, media and myriad inspirations, she imagined a fluid, evanescent motif to decorate the jar and its box. Her creation evokes both the rose itself and the sensation of lightness the mask creates on the skin when it is applied. A true work of art for an unrivalled skincare treatment.

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Fresh invited multimedia illustrator Jo Ratcliffe to revisit the packaging of the Rose Face Mask to celebrate its 15th anniversary

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Starbucks at the first Opportunity Fair & Forum in Chicago on August 13

Job interviews can be intimidating for even the most confident person.

SEATTLE, 2015-8-11— /EPR Retail News/ — To help future applicants, Starbucks has a concise collection of interview and resume tips. Heading into the first Opportunity Fair & Forum in Chicago on August 13, John Phillips, Starbucks vice president of Global Staffing, also suggests concentrating on interview fundamentals and bringing a winning mindset to meetings.

The Opportunity Fair & Forum, a national initiative that includes 29 companies spanning a number of industries, is committed to collectively hiring and engaging at least 100,000 Opportunity Youth – 16- to 24-year-olds who face systemic barriers to jobs and education – by 2018 through apprenticeships, internships, training programs and both part-time and full-time jobs. The coalition will work with community-based organizations and civic leaders to help deliver the local skills training and hiring opportunities young people need, ensuring that this truly cross-sector effort is sustained in the long-term.

Phillips will be attending the event along with some 60 Starbucks store managers who will be conducting the actual interviews. With Opportunity Youth applicants in mind, he emphasized making a connection with interviewers.

“We’ll train you how to be a great barista,” said Phillips. “We’ll train you how to provide customer service. But we need to know who you are.”

Here are some other tips to keep in mind:

Be ready to answer questions on how you’d address scenarios you witness every day at Starbucks stores

“We’re looking for someone who starts to go down the right path and has the right instincts,” said Phillips. “We can train them on what the right answer is in the moment. We’re looking for people who lean in on solving problems.”

Take time to visit Starbucks locations to get a sense of the environment, culture and workflow

“Go grab a cup of coffee and sit in our stores for 30 minutes,” Phillips advised. “Watch the cadence. See the pace. See the interactions with customers and think of how you would react in those moments. The great news about us is we have a footprint where people can go and sit in our stores.”

Practice in advance to fend off nervousness

“Find someone to ask you questions you don’t know are coming,” suggested Phillips. “Practice having eye-contact and making a connection that’s the same you’d have with someone you’re comfortable with. In interviews, try to be comfortable and be yourself.”

Share experiences that have shaped you

Phillips offered specific advice for applicants who are on the hunt for their first job. “Resumes are a reflection of who you are,” said Phillips. “There’s nothing wrong with including in a resume a period of time when maybe you were a primary caregiver to a sibling or you were doing babysitting jobs. If you don’t have a lot of experience, there’s a blank page to show who you are.”

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

 

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Starbucks at the first Opportunity Fair & Forum in Chicago on August 13

Starbucks at the first Opportunity Fair & Forum in Chicago on August 13

Equity One, Inc. declares $0.22 cash dividend per share of its common stock for the quarter ending September 30, 2015

New York, NY, 2015-8-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Equity One, Inc. (NYSE:EQY), an owner, developer, and operator of shopping centers, announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.22 per share of its common stock for the quarter ending September 30, 2015, payable on September 30, 2015 to stockholders of record on September 16, 2015.

ABOUT EQUITY ONE, INC.
As of June 30, 2015, our portfolio comprised 124 properties, including 101 retail properties and five non-retail properties totaling approximately 12.8 million square feet of gross leasable area, or GLA, twelve development or redevelopment properties with approximately 2.7 million square feet of GLA, and six land parcels. As of June 30, 2015, our retail occupancy excluding developments and redevelopments was 95.5% and included national, regional and local tenants. Additionally, the company had joint venture interests in eight retail properties and two office buildings totaling approximately 1.8 million square feet of GLA. To be included in the company’s e-mail distributions for press releases and other company notices, please click here or send contact details to Investor Relations at investorrelations@equityone.net

For additional information:
Matthew Ostrower,
EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Equity One, Inc
410 Park Avenue, Suite 1220
New York, NY 10022
212-796-1760

Publix expands its Online Easy Ordering offerings at all stores to include bakery cakes

LAKELAND, Fla., 2015-8-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Publix expands its Online Easy Ordering (OEO) offerings at all stores to include bakery cakes. Since custom cake orders generally take 24 hours to fulfill, pick up will begin tomorrow, Aug. 11.

To place an online cake order, visit Bakery Cakes. Screen instructions walk customers through each step of the ordering process.

  • Select Decadent Dessert Cakes or Special Edition Cakes to order an existing recipe cake.
  • Use the Design Your Own Cake feature to custom build a cake from scratch. Start by choosing a cake flavor, favorite filling and icing colors, and then add trim, borders and decorations.
  • Select Theme Cakes if a customer already has a theme in mind for their event. The cake flavor and filling can be customized, but some designs cannot be changed due to copyright laws.

Wedding cakes and custom trendy or specialty cakes are not offered online because of the intricacies and personalization of these cakes. Instead, customers should call or stop by Publix to talk to a bakery associate who will help build their dream design.

“Our customers look to Publix to provide high-quality cakes for all their milestone celebrations,” said Maria Brous, Publix director of media and community relations. “Offering decorated cakes, special edition cakes and decadent desserts through OEO is another way to extend premier customer service and add convenience to event planning.”

In September 2012, Publix introduced OEO by offering sliced meats and cheeses, and custom subs and wraps through a 50-store pilot. Based on its success, OEO began rolling out companywide in July 2013. In October 2014, Publix added bakery, deli and seafood platters and deli holiday dinners to its online offerings. OEO for bakery cakes was tested in 50 stores across several market areas earlier this year to better understand customer response and overall performance.

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Morrisons to launch new milk brand where ten pence-per-litre goes directly to dairy farmers

Bradford, England, 2015-8-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons is to launch a new milk brand where ten pence-per-litre of the retail price will go directly to dairy farmers.

The new brand “Morrisons Milk for Farmers” will go into all stores in the autumn and is aimed at shoppers who want to directly support dairy farmers. It will sit alongside Morrisons standard-priced own brand milk in the dairy aisle.

Morrisons’ Corporate Services Director Martyn Jones said: “We recognise that the current market for liquid milk is impacting on hardworking dairy farmers and their families. We want to reassure the industry that the retail price we charge for Morrisons milk reflects the highly competitive retail market. It is not linked to the price we pay our milk suppliers.

“We want to offer practical help by launching a range of 4-pint milk at a retail premium of 10p per litre, all of which will be passed back directly to dairy farmers. We will stock this product in all our stores, offering our customers the choice to support dairy farmers directly.”

Morrisons is also today giving more details of how it pays for milk from its majority supplier Arla, which buys milk from farmers.

Martyn Jones said: “We also want to clarify that our current three year contract with Arla, who supply the majority of our milk, uses a cost model that automatically adjusts the price that we pay for milk, based on a combination of the independently set farmgate price and other commodities such as diesel and plastics that influence the cost of milk.

“We can confirm that we have asked our milk suppliers not to pass on further decreases in the current farmgate price to us, but to share any benefit with the dairy farmer instead.”

Full Statement from Morrisons

“We recognise that the current market for liquid milk is impacting on hardworking dairy farmers and their families. We want to help. Firstly, we have asked our milk suppliers not to pass on further decreases in the current farmgate price to us, but to share any benefit with the dairy farmer instead. We want to offer practical help by being the first supermarket to launch a range of 4-pint milk at a premium of 10p per litre, all of which will be passed back directly to Arla farmers. We will stock this product in all our stores, offering our customers the choice to support dairy farmers directly. We also want to clarify that our current three year contract with Arla, who supply the majority of our milk, uses a cost model that automatically adjusts the price that we pay for milk, based on a combination of the independently set farmgate price and other commodities such as diesel and plastics that influence the cost of milk.”

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Morrisons to launch new milk brand where ten pence-per-litre goes directly to dairy farmers

Morrisons to launch new milk brand where ten pence-per-litre goes directly to dairy farmers

VTB Group’s Leto Bank and Wincor Nixdorf completed the migration of the bank’s ATM fleet to cash recycling technology

PADERBORN, Germany, 2015-8-11— /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC Leto Bank (VTB Group) and Wincor Nixdorf announce the successful completion of the migration of the bank’s ATM fleet to cash recycling technology. The project was launched in February 2014 and the entire network was migrated to the cash recycling system (CRS) platform by July 2015. Today, the bank’s CRS fleet amounts to 377 devices.

In 2013 Leto Bank began to test cash recycling systems with the aim of cutting the costs of ATM fleet operation and maintenance. This type of self-service device allows customers to withdraw cash in the form of banknotes that were previously deposited into the CRS by other customers. CRS technology also enables bundle deposit and withdrawal of up to 200 bills per transaction instead of the typical 40 per bundle at regular ATMs. CRS usage has shown that these systems are much more efficient than traditional deposit ATMs.

In 2014 the bank actively piloted CRS machines in live operation to assess the cost impact of CRS usage as well as operational criteria. The bank’s basic KPIs for this pilot project were defined as: the operational reliability of the system (interval between CiT visits, note recognition efficiency, number of notes processed by the CRS without OoS events), performance, customer usability, and the quality of software and hardware maintenance provided by the vendor. One CRS was installed at a bank branch in May 2014. A CiT visit was not required until after 7 months of operation, compared with a typical 2-3 visits per month. Thanks to the robust and efficient operation of the CRS, the total volume of withdrawals at this machine exceeded the initially loaded cash volume by 16 times owing to customer deposits.

Chairman-President of Leto Bank, Dmitry Rudenko, comments: “From the very beginning we aimed at creating a special bank. Today we’ve taken one more step in this direction: we are the first in Russia to equip all our branches with innovative and reliable CRS machines. It’s a successful business project: the launch of this revolutionary technology has enabled us to cut the cost of CiT services more than twice, and the project’s ROI is expected in 12 months.”

“VTB Group and innovative Leto Bank in particular are very important clients for our company. Regular monitoring of the CRS CINEO fleet via our ProView network management solution, the collection and analysis of diagnostic data, recommendations to the field service engineers with regard to fault management, remote installation of updates, preventive maintenance, regular revision of spare parts stock in the regions — that’s just a brief list of the daily activities that we successfully perform for Leto Bank’s CRS fleet. The decision to migrate the entire ATM fleet to cash recycling technology based on the CINEO platform is the best proof of the fruitful partnership between Wincor Nixdorf and the bank,” emphasized Christian Weisser, Senior Vice President of Wincor Nixdorf.

Press Contact

Press/Financial Press

Andreas Bruck
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +49 5251 693 5200
E-Mail: andreas.bruck@wincor-nixdorf.com

Press/Trade Press

Dr. Thomas Daubenbüchel
Head of Press and Editorial Office
Phone: +49 5251 693 5212
E-Mail: thomas.daubenbuechel@wincor-nixdorf.com
Ulrich Nolte
Phone: +49 5251 693 5211
E-Mail: ulrich.nolte@wincor-nixdorf.com

Trade Press

Claudia Wendorff-Goerge
Phone: +49 5251 693 5203
E-Mail: claudia.wendorff-goerge@wincor-nixdorf.com

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REWE Group verbannt Fleisch unbetäubt kastrierter Schweine aus dem Sortiment

Leitbild soll Vertragslieferanten zu besseren Haltungsbedingungen von Nutztieren bewegen

Köln, 2015-8-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Ab dem 1. Januar 2017 will die REWE Group bei ihren Eigenmarken kein Frischfleisch mehr verkaufen, welches von betäubungslos kastrierten Schweinen stammt. Diese richtungsweisende und für den deutschen Einzelhandel bisher einmalige Entscheidung hat das Unternehmen heute (11.08.) seinen Vertragslieferanten mitgeteilt. Rund 20 Millionen männliche Ferkel werden heutzutage in den ersten Tagen nach ihrer Geburt betäubungslos kastriert, damit u.a. das Risiko vermieden wird, dass männliche Mastschweine den unangenehmen Ebergeruch ausbilden.

„Die betäubungslose Kastration passt einfach nicht mehr in die heutige Zeit. In der Theorie verfügen wir bereits jetzt über alternative Methoden, welche den Tieren die schmerzhafte Prozedur ersparen kann. Zusammen mit unseren Lieferanten starten wir nun einen Strategieprozess mit dem Ziel, bis Ende 2016 Schweinefleisch aus unserem Sortiment zu verbannen, welches von betäubungslos kastrierten männlichen Schweinen stammt“, sagt Dr. Klaus Mayer, Leiter Qualitätsmanagement bei der REWE Group.

Diese strategische Entscheidung ist die erste umgesetzte Maßnahme des ebenfalls heute von der REWE Group veröffentlichten „Leitbildes zur Nutztierhaltung der Zukunft“, wodurch das Unternehmen seine bisherigen Nachhaltigkeitsaktivitäten weiter ausweitet. Die Publikation dokumentiert, für welche Werte die REWE Group steht und beschreibt, wodurch sich eine nachhaltigere Erzeugung tierischer Lebensmittel für alle Eigenmarken zukünftig auszeichnen soll. Bereits seit Jahren engagiert sich das Unternehmen intensiv für mehr Tierwohl und Tiergerechtigkeit, beispielsweise im Rahmen des Nachhaltigkeitslabels PRO PLANET, bei dem Hähnchen u.a. 15 Prozent mehr Stallfläche erhalten oder die Eier-Lieferanten bei einem Teil ihrer Herden auf das Schnabelkürzen verzichten. Ferner ist die REWE Group Gründungsmitglied der „Initiative Tierwohl“.

Ziel ist es, gemeinsam mit den Vertragslieferanten, den dazu gehörigen landwirtschaftlichen Betrieben sowie weiteren Stakeholdern die bereits bestehenden Projekte der REWE Group im Hinblick auf mehr Tierwohl und Tiergerechtigkeit weiterzuentwickeln.

„Mit diesem Leitbild möchten wir ein klares Zeichen setzen und darlegen, wie wir uns eine nachhaltigere und verantwortungsvollere Haltung von Nutztieren zukünftig vorstellen. „Wir engagieren uns bereits heute in einer Vielzahl von Projekten, mit dem Ziel, Nutztieren eine artgerechte, gesunde, stress- und schmerzfreie Aufzucht zu ermöglichen.

Das Leitbild definiert nun erstmalig einen Wertekatalog, verbunden mit dem Appell an alle unsere Partner und auch uns selbst, die Grundwerte und Ziele zu verfolgen, zu kontrollieren und weiterzuentwickeln“, so Dr. Mayer weiter.

Als Basis für das Leitbild legt die REWE Group die sogenannten „Fünf Freiheiten“ des Farm Animal Welfare Council des britischen Landwirtschaftsministeriums zugrunde. Damit wird definiert, wie eine verantwortungsvolle Nutztierhaltung angesehen wird. So  müssen die Tiere frei von Hunger, Durst und Fehlernährung sein, frei von Unbehagen, frei von Angst, Stress und Leiden, frei von Schmerzen, Verletzungen und Krankheiten sowie Freiheit  zum Ausleben normaler Verhaltensweisen haben. Diese Freiheiten bieten einen Rahmen, innerhalb dessen sich die jeweiligen Nutztierhaltungssysteme in puncto Tierwohl, Tiergerechtigkeit und Tierschutz einordnen müssen.

Das vollständige Leitbild steht auf der Homepage der REWE Group zum Download bereit:

http://www.rewe-group.com/de/newsroom/publikationen

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 Lieferservice sowie Zooroyal und Weinfreunde. 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 clevertours.com.

Ansprechpartner:
Marco Sandner
REWE Group-Unternehmenskommunikation
Tel.: +49 221 149 1050
Mail: presse@rewe-group.com

BaubleBar to launch a collection on QVC August 13

Fashion Jewelry Favorite to Launch on QVC

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2015-8-11— /EPR Retail News/ — The leader in fashion jewelry, BaubleBar, is scheduled to launch a collection on QVC August 13 at 7 PM (ET). Bringing their signature on-trend pieces that showcase serious style, the brand is slated to present more than 10 looks that range from stud earrings to oversized statement necklaces, bracelets and everything in between.

BaubleBar’s collection for QVC shoppers features an array of pieces based on the brand’s best-selling trends, including fan-favorite colors and styles, with prices from approximately $32 to $68.

“QVC shoppers love to discover the hottest new trends—from fashion-forward clothing to versatile accessories that make their looks unique,” says Rachel Ungaro, Vice President, Fashion and Beauty Merchandising, QVC. “We look forward to expanding their options with the launch of BaubleBar on QVC, giving them even more to discover and love.”

Founded in 2011 by two longtime friends and entrepreneurs Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky, BaubleBar is reshaping how women discover and shop for accessories. “We are so excited to take center stage at QVC and bring a taste of our products to a new audience,” says Yacobovsky. “BaubleBar is all about experimenting with style and the power accessories have to update your wardrobe. In line with that, our QVC collection includes something for every shopper’s personal taste, plus some new styles and silhouettes for the season.”

The full debut assortment is scheduled to be available beginning August 13, while supplies last, through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515.

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About QVC
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB), is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 340 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France and a joint venture in China. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has evolved from a TV shopping company to a leading ecommerce and mobile commerce retailer. The company’s website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.

About BaubleBar
BaubleBar is the first fast fashion brand in jewelry, keeping women on trend at a market-leading pace. Founded by longtime friends Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky, the duo are redefining how women across the globe shop for accessories. Since launching in 2011, BaubleBar has become the first one-stop brand for top-quality, trend-leading fashion jewelry and is defined by unparalleled product selection, a high-touch customer experience and shoppable style guidance. At its core, the Company firmly believes aspirational style and accessibility shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. BaubleBar has emerged as the leader in fashion jewelry by pioneering an original sourcing model in the category and creating a brand that celebrates the fun of experimenting with fashion. Looking for an accessories fix? Check out the latest, and largest, selection on BaubleBar.com or look for us at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Anthropologie.

Contacts
Kaila Conti
484.701.8814
kaila.m.conti@qvc.com

Alicia Rudd
484.701.8823
alicia.rudd@qvc.com