BJ’s Restaurants announces the opening of its new restaurant in Avon, Indiana

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced the opening of its new restaurant in Avon, Indiana on Monday, August 10, 2015. The new BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse® is located at Avon Commons in the city of Avon off of Highway 36 and Ronald Reagan Parkway. The restaurant is approximately a 6,200 square foot building with an additional 1,000 square foot covered patio, seats approximately 210 guests and features BJ’s extensive menu, including BJ’s signature deep-dish pizza, award-winning handcrafted beer and famous Pizookie® dessert. BJ’s unique, contemporary décor provides the perfect environment for all dining occasions. Hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

“We are excited to open our new restaurant in Avon, Indiana, a suburb just west of Indianapolis,” commented Greg Trojan, President and CEO. “Our Avon restaurant joins our successful Greenwood restaurant in the state of Indiana and is our 11th new restaurant opened this year. We are looking forward to our next two restaurant openings in Newport News, Virginia and Little Rock, Arkansas.”

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 167 casual dining restaurants under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery®, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse®, BJ’s Pizza & Grill® and BJ’s Grill® brand names. BJ’s Restaurants offer an innovative and broad menu featuring award-winning, signature deep-dish pizza complemented with generously portioned salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees and desserts, including the Pizookie® dessert. The Company operates several microbrewery restaurants in addition to using independent third party brewers to produce and distribute BJ’s critically acclaimed craft beers. The Company’s restaurants are located in the 22 states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas,Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Visit BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. on the Web at

Certain statements in the preceding paragraphs and all other statements that are not purely historical constitute “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. The “forward-looking” statements contained in this press release are based on current assumptions and expectations and BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or alter its “forward-looking” statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors are referred to the full discussion of risks and uncertainties associated with forward-looking statements contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.

For further information, please contact Greg Levin of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. at (714) 500-2400 or JCIR at (212) 835-8500 or at

Jean-François Zimmermann hat sich nach sechs Jahren als Leiter Vertrieb und drei Jahren als CEO entschlossen, die Globus-Gruppe zu verlassen

ZURICH, 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Jean-François Zimmermann hat sich nach sechs Jahren als Leiter Vertrieb und drei Jahren als CEO entschlossen, die Globus-Gruppe zu verlassen. Vor diesem Hintergrund hat der Verwaltungsrat der Magazine zum Globus AG entschieden, die Führung der Globus-Gruppe in neue Hände zu legen und die Geschäftsleitung zu erweitern. Thomas Herbert, bisher innerhalb der Globus-Gruppe als Unternehmensleiter für Schild zuständig, wird per sofort als CEO der Magazine zum Globus AG die Verantwortung für die gesamte Globus-Gruppe übernehmen. Neuer Unternehmensleiter von Schild wird Reto Braegger. Der neu geschaffene Geschäftsleitungsbereich Globus-Digital wird von Andreas Hink geführt.

Jean-François Zimmermann leitete von 2006 bis 2012 den Vertrieb des Globus Warenhauses. Seit Oktober 2012 war er als CEO für die Globus-Gruppe verantwortlich. Der Verwaltungsrat dankt Jean-François Zimmermann für seine engagierte und wertvolle Mitarbeit in den vergangenen Jahren und wünscht ihm für die Zukunft alles Gute.

Thomas Herbert war vor seiner Unternehmerlaufbahn bei Schild bereits über zehn Jahre in verschiedenen Kaderfunktionen für Globus tätig. Während der letzten zehn Jahre führte er als Mitinhaber und CEO das Modehaus Schild durch eine erfolgreiche Restrukturierung und Neupositionierung. Verwaltungsratspräsident Dieter Berninghaus freut sich über die Neubesetzung: „Mit Thomas Herbert haben wir einen erfahrenen, umsetzungsstarken Unternehmer mit nachhaltigem Erfolgsausweis an der Spitze der Globus-Gruppe, die ihm aufgrund seiner beruflichen Laufbahn bestens vertraut ist.“

Die Nachfolge von Thomas Herbert als Schild-Unternehmensleiter wird per sofort Reto Braegger übernehmen. Er ist ein profunder Kenner des Schweizer Modedetailhandels und hat in den vergangenen zehn Jahren als Einkaufsleiter die erfolgreiche Ausrichtung der Schild-Sortimente wesentlich bestimmt. Reto Braegger ist seit 2014 Mitglied der Topkader-Nachwuchsförderung der Migros.

Im Rahmen der Cross-Channel-Strategie der Globus-Gruppe wird Andreas Hink den neu geschaffenen Geschäftsleitungsbereich Globus-Digital übernehmen. Andreas Hink war in den letzten Jahren bei Schild für den erfolgreichen Aufbau des Online-Geschäfts verantwortlich und ist ebenfalls seit 2014 Teilnehmer der Topkaderentwicklung der Migros.

Der Verwaltungsrat der Magazine zum Globus AG freut sich, mit den Herren Herbert, Braegger und Hink für die Besetzung dieser, für die Weiterentwicklung der Globus-Gruppe entscheidenden Funktionen drei interne Topkader gefunden zu haben.

Die übrigen Geschäftsleitungsfunktionen mit Roger Weber als CFO, Luciano Ponti als Leiter HR, Urs Leuenberger als Marketingleiter, Tom Winter als Leiter Verkauf, Christian Ulrich als Leiter Einkauf Food, Pascal Höhener als Leiter Einkauf Non Food und Christian Malzach als Leiter Herren-Globus bleiben unverändert.


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CVS Health launches new pharmacy service for patients with multiple medications, ScriptSync™

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced the launch of ScriptSync™, a new pharmacy service that enables patients with multiple medications to pick up their eligible maintenance prescriptions in a monthly CVS/pharmacy visit.

In addition, patients or caregivers can manage their ScriptSync prescriptions 24/7 using innovative online support tools. By aligning prescription fill schedules for patients, CVS Health aims to make it easier and more convenient for patients to take their medications as prescribed. ScriptSync is currently available in all CVS/pharmacy stores and will be available through CVS/caremark Mail Service Pharmacy in 2016.

“Medication adherence is a complex public health challenge, and better adherence can improve health outcomes and lower overall health care costs for both patients and payors,” said Troyen A. Brennan, MD, MPH, executive vice president and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health. “Our research shows that people with chronic diseases taking multiple medications may make numerous trips to the pharmacy each month for refills, which makes it harder for them to stay on track with different fill schedules and take them regularly as prescribed. ScriptSync is one more way that we can work together with our patients to make medication adherence easier as we help people on their path to better health.”

Medication non-adherence – when people don’t take their medicines as prescribed – costs the health care system nearly $300 billion and tens of thousands of lives each year. Research shows that nearly 50 percent of patients with chronic conditions do not take their medications as prescribed. According to research from the CVS Health Research Institute previously published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, as the complexity of patients’ medication regimens increases, their adherence decreases. In fact, patients with multiple medications who do not consolidate their medication refills were found to have significantly lower adherence rates than patients who consolidated their refills. Researchers concluded that helping patients simplify, synchronize and organize their pharmacy care, could improve their adherence. Building on the findings of this research, patients in the ScriptSync pilot showed a substantial increase in medication adherence when their multiple, ongoing prescriptions were synchronized for pickup together.

“As a pharmacy innovation company, CVS Health is focused on using our technology and scale to deliver patient-centered pharmacy care and innovative digital solutions to address medication non-adherence,” added Brian Tilzer, senior vice president and Chief Digital Officer, CVS Health. “In fact, the online support feature of ScriptSync was developed in our Boston-based Digital Innovation Lab to help make viewing and updating prescription information quick, easy and convenient to give our ScriptSync patients more control over managing their health.”

CVS/pharmacy patients with multiple maintenance prescriptions can sign-up for ScriptSync, work with their CVS pharmacist to align prescription fills and determine an optimal pickup date. Once aligned, prescriptions are refilled on the same day, and prior to the pickup date, patients can receive a call or text message when their order is ready. In addition, once enrolled they can access and manage their prescriptions online at There, users can add or remove prescriptions from ScriptSync, verify the status of an order and confirm or change their CVS/pharmacy ScriptSync pickup date as needed.

About CVS Health
CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its 7,800 retail drugstores, nearly 1,000 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with more than 70 million plan members, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable, effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at


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CVS Health
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CVS Health
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Davidson Kempner European Partners LLP now owns 3.50% of Delhaize Group’s voting rights

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Pursuant to the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007 relating to the publication of major shareholdings in listed companies, Delhaize Group (Euronext Brussels: DELB – NYSE: DEG), has received a notification of the threshold 3% being crossed by Davidson Kempner European Partners LLP which owned 3.50% of Delhaize Group’s voting rights as of August 3, 2015.

On August 7, 2015, Simmons & Simmons LLP notified Delhaize Group that as of August 3, 2015 Davidson Kempner European Partners LLP owned 3 627 706 Delhaize Group shares, representing 3.50% of its voting rights. The denominator is 103 766 860 shares.

According to the notification that Delhaize Group received from Simmons & Simmons LLP on August 7, 2015, Davidson Kempner European Partners LLP is controlled by Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP.

The notification is available on our website under the section Corporate Governance.

Delhaize Group
Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in seven countries on three continents. At the end of the second quarter of 2015, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3 445 stores. In 2014, Delhaize Group recorded €21.4 billion ($28.4 billion) in revenues and €89 million ($118 million) in net profit (Group share). At the end of 2014, Delhaize Group employed approximately 150 000 people. Delhaize Group’s stock is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).

This press release is available in English, French and Dutch. You can also find it on the website Questions can be sent to

Investor Relations: + 32 2 412 2151
Media Relations: + 32 2 412 8669

Wesfarmers announces organisational restructure and senior management changes that will streamline the Group’s management and better position it for future growth

PERTH, Australia, 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers has announced an organisational restructure and senior management changes that will streamline the Group’s management and better position it for future growth.

Wesfarmers’ three industrial businesses – Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers (WesCEF), Resources, and Industrial and Safety (WIS) – will be clustered under a new Industrials Division of which Rob Scott will be Managing Director.

Former Insurance Division Managing Director Anthony Gianotti has been appointed Finance Director of the new Industrials Division.

Olivier Chretien, who has been WIS Managing Director since 2008, will now lead the Group’s Business Development and Corporate Planning functions. Tim Bult moves from Business Development to a new role where he will oversee Wesfarmers’ associated businesses and further develop the Group’s offshore business development networks.

Resources Managing Director Stewart Butel and WesCEF Managing Director Tom O’Leary will report to Mr Scott, who will also have day-to-day responsibility for WIS.

Mr Chretien and Mr Bult will report to Wesfarmers Finance Director Terry Bowen.

As part of these changes, Rob Scott’s responsibilities for Financial Services will transition to Coles Digital Director Roger Sniezek. Wesfarmers’ other retail divisions – Home Improvement and Office Supplies, Kmart and Target – are not affected by the changes.

Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder said the changes would streamline the Group’s reporting and decision-making structure.

“This is the next step in the evolution of the Wesfarmers businesses,” Mr Goyder said. “It will enhance sharing of knowledge and ideas between naturally clustered business units, reinforce our performance and development culture and better position the Group for growth.”

For more information:

Mark Scatena
General Manager, Investor Relations & Planning
(+61) 8 9327 4416 or (+61) 439 979 398
Alan Carpenter
Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs
(+61) 8 9327 4267 or (+61) 438 903 674

Wegmans begins construction of its new 120,000 square foot store at West Broad Marketplace

RICHMOND, VA, 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Short Pump residents may be excited to know that the eagerly anticipated 120,000 SF Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is slated to begin construction at West Broad Marketplace on August 10.

West Broad Marketplace is owned by the Mid-Atlantic retail developer NVRetail, Inc. in partnership with Excel Trust, and is located at 12300 West Broad St., just down the street from Short Pump Town Center. Wegmans’ construction commencement marks the second of two anchor stores in progress at West Broad Marketplace, joining an 80,000 SF Cabela’s which broke ground in April.

Wegmans is known for offering incredible customer service, help with meals, the best quality and selection, great tasting prepared foods and low prices. Wegmans currently has 86 stores in the northeast and mid-Atlantic region and is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans’ Short Pump store will have 550 full- and part-time employees, and the vast majority will be hired locally.

“The NVRetail team appreciates playing a part in bringing value-driven companies to growing communities,” remarks Judd Bostian, Vice President of NVRetail. “Wegmans grocery concept is second to none, and the company has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 18 consecutive years.”

West Broad Marketplace features 400,000 square feet of mixed-use retail space and is projected to open this fall. It is located near several other large mixed-use developments including Broad Hill Centre, The Notch at West Creek, and GreenGate.


NVRetail is an owner, operator, and developer of commercial real estate in the Mid-Atlantic region, focused on responsible development of mixed use integrated neighborhood and community retail centers. NVRetail has a long, successful history of working with communities and landowners across the nation and is part of the NV group of companies.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 86-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for eighteen consecutive years. In 2015, Wegmans ranked #7 on the list. The company also ranked #1 for Corporate Reputation, among the 100 ‘most-visible companies’ nationwide in the 2014 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient ® study.

Contact Information:

Stephanie McGuinn, NV Retail, 703-407-8605
Jo Natale, Wegmans vice president of media relations, 585-429-3627

Wegmans Food Markets now hiring and training full-time employees for its first store in the Richmond market, opening spring 2016 in Midlothian

MIDLOTHIAN, VA, 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is now hiring and training full-time employees for its first store in the Richmond market, opening spring 2016 in Midlothian. Available positions include everything from entry-level management to customer service, culinary, and restaurant service.

The store will employ approximately 550 people, 500 of whom will be hired locally. Of these, there are 200 full-time positions to be filled. Hiring for part-time positions will begin at a later date.

Full-time job applicants are invited to apply online or by smart phone at, or call 1-877-WEGMANS (934-6267) for more information. Applications are not accepted at the store or construction site, nor will interviews be conducted there. Wegmans plans to begin scheduling interviews in September at its Midlothian employment office.

“We’re a family-owned company with job opportunities that offer flexible scheduling, competitive pay and benefits, and a friendly workplace,” said Jerry Shelly, Wegmans Midlothian store manager and 26-year veteran with the company. “Soon after being hired, new employees are welcomed into our Wegmans family and they begin training to learn the skills, service, and product knowledge our company is known for.”

Wegmans Midlothian is part of the Stonehenge Village shopping center on the Midlothian Turnpike, just east of Farnham Drive. The 115,000 square-foot supermarket will feature The Pub by Wegmans, a popular full-service family restaurant and bar located within the store.

“We promote from within and we’re looking for good people who are ready to learn and grow a career with us. I’m proud to begin building the team that will bring incredible customer service to the Richmond area and Wegmans is eager to make a difference in this community,” said Shelly.

Wegmans currently operates seven stores in Virginia. The company is set to open four new stores in 2016, located in Midlothian, Short Pump, and Charlottesville Va., and Owings Mills, Md. The stores in Midlothian and Short Pump combined will create more than 1,000 new jobs in Greater Richmond.


Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 86-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, is recognized as an industry leader and innovator. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 18 consecutive years, ranking #7 in 2015. The company also ranked #1 for Corporate Reputation, among the 100 ‘most-visible companies’ nationwide in the 2014 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient ® study.

Contact Information:  Valerie Fox, Wegmans media relations coordinator, 585-720-5713


Toys“R”Us® becomes the first retailer to debut toys based on DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming DINOTRUX this fall

This October, The World’s Greatest Toy Store™ Will Serve as the First Destination For Kids to Find Mechazoic Era-Inspired Playsets, Vehicles and More; Pre-order Begins on Friday, August 14

WAYNE, NJ, 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® will be the first retailer to debut toys this fall based on DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming Netflix® original series, DINOTRUX. Beginning Thursday, October 1, shoppers will find this all-new line of ferociously fun playthings from Mattel, including playsets, vehicles and more, in Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at For little fans eager to check out products featuring Ty Rux, Revvit and the rest of the show’s prehistoric pals, select items will be available for pre-order at beginning Friday, August 14.

CLICK TO TWEET: #DINOTRUX toys are available for preorder ONLY at @Toysrus beginning Friday, 8/14!

On Friday, August 14, DreamWorks Animation will debut DINOTRUX, an action-packed show based on the award-winning children’s book series by Chris Gall. The show welcomes little ones to a prehistoric world of giant creatures that are half dinosaur and half construction vehicle, including a massive Tyrannosaurus Trux and his best friend, Revvit, a razor-sharp Reptool. The DINOTRUX and Reptools come together for the first time ever in the Mechazoic era to build a bigger and better world, while battling against the forces of D-Structs.

“We are thrilled to work alongside our partners at DreamWorks Animation and Mattel to be the exclusive destination for this highly anticipated property, bringing the DINOTRUX line of fun, innovative toys to our customers before they’re available anywhere else,” said Melody Young, Vice President, General Merchandising Manager, Toys“R”Us, U.S. “As the authority on toys, we have the unique ability to bring these kid-favorite characters to life at retail, and will showcase DINOTRUX toys at the front of all our stores nationwide throughout the month of October.”

“Toys“R”Us is the perfect launch partner for DINOTRUX toys, and we are excited to bring the epic adventures of these characters to life onscreen and off,” said Tim Erickson, Global Head of Licensing, DreamWorks Animation. “With Mattel, we’ve developed an awesome range of toys for action-packed playtime that will have kids building and battling alongside this lovable gang of DINOTRUX.”

DINOTRUX playsets and vehicles from Mattel that will be available exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide and online at this fall include:

DINOTRUX Mega Chompin Ty Rux
Little ones will have a roaring good time with Ty Rux. This half-dinosaur, half-construction vehicle comes to life with kid-activated lights and sounds. Ty Rux encourages interactive play through his many exciting features, including a chomping mouth, swinging wrecking ball tail and large rolling tires. 3 “AA” batteries required (not included). Ages 3 years and up.

DINOTRUX Playset Assortment
These exciting scene packs expand little ones’ prehistoric fun by recreating a key location from the show. Kids can choose from two playsets, each of which comes with a DINOTRUX vehicle and environment specific to that character’s personality and ‘truck-ability’. The Smash & Slide Construction Site features the heroic Ty Rux with his signature wrecking ball tail, complete with hidden plans from Reptool friends. The Rock & Load Skate Park features awesome ramps for the action loving character, Ton-Ton. Each playset has movable parts and accessories that help tell the story of its unique location, making it the perfect place to carry out exciting DINOTRUX construction missions. No batteries required. Ages 3 years and up.

DINOTRUX Construction vs. Destruction Mega Pack
The half-dinosaur, half-construction vehicle creatures from DINOTRUX have arrived in one ferocious pack. Kids will roar when they find four of their favorite characters featured in authentic detail from the show. Includes twoDINOTRUX vehicles and three Reptools for a multipack that boosts character variety and storytelling possibilities. No batteries required. Ages 3 years and up.

DINOTRUX Diecast Character Assortment
Kids will love this exciting assortment of vehicles, which come in a variety of sizes and characters. Fans can choose from a 2-pack of smaller-scale Reptools or larger mid-size scale characters, including Ty Rux, Garby, Revvit and more, featuring rolling wheels for easy push-around play and movements unique to their on-screen personality and special abilities. Kids will love collecting them all to build out their own prehistoric world of DINOTRUX. No batteries required. Ages 4 years and up.

Prehistoric playmates will have a ferociously fun time with Garby, a half-dinosaur, half-construction vehicle creature from DINOTRUX. Garby comes in large-scale so fans can act out the most heavy-duty missions from the show. Kid-powered motion triggers Garby to display unique and humorous movements, like the ability to feed him a piece of ore and then see it shoot out of his backside. Moving him up, down, backward or forward will prompt him to say sounds and phrases. Garby also has rolling wheels for push-around play. 3 LR44 batteries required (included). Ages 3 years and up.

This assortment of prehistoric pals smash, swing and chomp their way to a ferociously fun time. Kids can choose from three of their favorite half-dinosaur, half-construction characters, Ty Rux, Ton-Ton or D-Structs. Each character vehicle comes ready to rumble with rolling wheels and a pullback motor to rev-up the tail-smashing and jaw-chomping action. Kids can collect all three to build out the ultimate prehistoric world of DINOTRUX and their favorite scenes from the show. No batteries required. Ages 3 years and up.

Reptool Revvit is ready to roll into playtime on wheels that mimic his movement from the animated DINOTRUX show. Complete with unique sounds and phrases, he features a tail-activated spinning drill head with interchangeable bits and a measuring tape tongue. 3 “LR44” batteries required (included). Ages 3 years and up.

To download hi-resolution images of the new DINOTRUX line, please visit:

About Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 864 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 730 international stores and over 240 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including, and, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys“R”Us, Inc. employs approximately 66,000 associates annually worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Additional information about Toys“R”Us, Inc. can be found on Follow Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at, and and on Twitter at, and

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A.S. Watson Group opens its flagship Watsons store on Yun Ping Road in Causeway Bay; its 12,000th store worldwide

Hong Kong, 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — A.S. Watson Group (the “Group”), a subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited(“CK Hutchison”), reached a new milestone today with the opening of its flagship Watsons store on Yun Ping Road in Causeway Bay, marking the Group’s 12,000th retail store in the world.

Spanning over 3 storeys and covering an area of over 8,000 sq. ft., this new flagship store is the largest Watsons store in Hong Kong.

Continuous Investment in our home Hong Kong At the store’s opening ceremony, Mr Li Tzar Kuoi, Victor, CK Hutchison’s Group Co-Managing Director and Deputy Chairman said, “Hong Kong has a special place in our hearts. We will continue to invest in the city. ”

“Last year, A.S. Watson Group opened and refitted 76 retail stores in Hong Kong; and for this year, the number is expected to amount to over 80. The capital investment involved would be approximately HK$620 million over these two years,” Mr Li added.

“With a history dating back to 1841, A.S. Watson Group was the 14th company to register in Hong Kong. Started as a small dispensary, the Group is now the largest international health and beauty retailer as well as one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world. We plan to open 1,300 new stores this year across different markets – that is an average of 3 stores per day.”

Quality-assured Brands Serving Hong Kong Mr Dominic Lai, A.S. Watson Group Managing Director, gave a warm welcome at the opening ceremony today, “A.S. Watson Group endeavors to bring quality assured products and services to 7 million Hong Kong people, from whom we have successfully attracted over 3 million customers to become members of our brands’ loyalty programme. Through Watsons, PARKnSHOP, FORTRESS, Watson’s Wine, as well as other famous beverage brands like Watsons Water, Mr. Juicy and Sunkist, we serve over 5 million people every week in Hong Kong.”

“Next year, it will be the 175th anniversary of A.S. Watson Group. I take this opportunity to thank our 12,000 dedicated employees in Hong Kong and the long-standing support of our customers. In line with the strategic direction of our parent company, CK Hutchison, the Group will continue to expand our business in Hong Kong and contribute to the city’s prosperity,” Mr Lai added.

Watsons, recognized as the No. 1 Pharmacy/Drugstore brand in Asia for 7 consecutive years, is one of A.S. Watson Group’s major retail brands. Its flagship store, located at Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, demonstrates the world’s latest Watsons store design concept of a contemporary and elegant style. As an all-rounded health and beauty store, the flagship store provides customers with over 8,300 unique products, including 840 healthcare and beauty brands of which 250 are Watsons exclusives. The wide selection of products are categorized into different themes, such as organic skincare products, derma cosmetics, baby care area, men’s care area, and health checks, etc. Pharmaceutical and beauty consulting services, in-store nursery room and mobile charging stations are also available to provide comprehensive customer services.

About A.S. Watson Group Established in Hong Kong in 1841, A.S. Watson Group is the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer with 12,000 stores in 24 countries/ markets. Each week, over 28 million customers and members shopped with our 13 retail brands in our physical store network and on digital stores around the world.

In Hong Kong, we operate over 620 stores under four retail brands – Watsons, PARKnSHOP, FORTRESS, and Watson’s Wine. In addition, we manufacture and distribute high quality drinking water brand Watsons Water as well as famous juice drinks Mr. Juicy and Sunkist.

For the fiscal year 2014, A.S. Watson Group increased revenue by 6% to HK$157.4 billion. We have over 117,000 employees worldwide, including 12,800 in Hong Kong.

A.S. Watson Group is also a member of the world renowned multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, which has major interests in ports and related services, retail, infrastructure, energy and telecommunications in over 50 countries.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Kitty Lau
Etymon Communications
Phone: 2522 3837/ 9106 6883

Queennie Fung
A.S. Watson Group
Phone: 3697 7802 / 9743 8344


A.S. Watson Group opens its flagship Watsons store on Yun Ping Road in Causeway Bay; its 12,000th store worldwide

A.S. Watson Group opens its flagship Watsons store on Yun Ping Road in Causeway Bay; its 12,000th store worldwide

Harris Teeter launched a donation card campaign to support United Way

Matthews, N.C., 2015-8-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Harris Teeter launched a donation card campaign to support United Way, an organization creating long lasting change for those most in need through strategic community philanthropy.

Aug. 12, 2015 – Sept. 13, 2015, Harris Teeter customers will be invited to make a $1, $3 or $5 donation to United Way at checkout.  Last year, Harris Teeter raised more than $405,000 for local United Way chapters as part of this campaign.

“Harris Teeter has a long-standing relationship with the United Way, and we are proud to lend them our support again this year,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter.  “We are so thankful for the participation of our valued associates and loyal shoppers in helping us to raise funds and awareness for our local communities.”

United Way provides not only basic needs, but also strengthens communities by supporting programs in three areas:

  • Education – by offering cradle-to-career strategies that provide a firm foundation at an early age and develop our children into successful adults.
  • Income – by empowering people to get on stable financial ground through job training, financial wellness classes and more.
  • Health – by expanding access to quality care to enable productive, healthy lives.

All funds collected at checkout will remain local, as donations are given to the United Way chapter in the community nearest to the Harris Teeter at which the money was donated.

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Harris Teeter launched a donation card campaign to support United Way

Harris Teeter launched a donation card campaign to support United Way