Dollar Tree CEO Sasser, CFO Wampler and VP investors Guiler to present at Goldman Sachs 22nd Annual Global Retailing Conference

CHESAPEAKE, Va., 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores, today announced its participation in the Goldman Sachs 22nd Annual Global Retailing Conference on September 9, 2015. Bob Sasser, Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Wampler, Chief Financial Officer, and Randy Guiler, Vice President – Investor Relations, will attend this conference.

The Company’s presentation will begin at 11:20 a.m. ET on September 9, 2015. A webcast of the presentation will be available on the Company’s website at http://www.dollartreeinfo.com/investors/news/events/, and an archive of the webcast will be accessible for seven days.

Dollar Tree, a Fortune 500 Company, now operates more than 13,800 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces. Stores operate under the brands of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree Canada, and Deals. To learn more about the Company, visit www.DollarTree.com.

CONTACT:
Dollar Tree, Inc.
Randy Guiler, 757-321-5284
Vice President, Investor Relations
www.DollarTree.com

DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. to present at Goldman Sachs 22nd Annual Global Retailing Conference on Wednesday, September 9th

PITTSBURGH, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) today announced that management will present at the Goldman Sachs 22nd Annual Global Retailing Conference on Wednesday, September 9th at 9:35 a.m. Eastern Time at The Plaza Hotel in New York.

The presentation will be webcast and can be accessed live or as an archived replay from the link on the DICK’S Sporting Goods Investor Relations website at investors.DICKS.com.

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 August 1, 2015, the Company operated more than 615 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, 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 dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, True Runner and Chelsea Collective specialty stores. DICK’S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at DICKS.com.

Contacts:
Investor Relations:
Anne-Marie Megela, Vice President – Treasury Services and Investor Relations, or
Nathaniel A. Gilch, Director of Investor Relations
(724) 273-3400 or investors@dcsg.com

Media Relations:
(724) 273-5552 or press@dcsg.com

SOURCE DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.

Cabela’s Board of Directors authorized the Company to repurchase up to $500 million of its common stock over a two-year period

SIDNEY, Neb., 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase program authorizing the Company to repurchase up to $500 million of its common stock over a two-year period. This authorization is in addition to the two million share repurchase authorization approved in April 2015 and the standing annual authorization to repurchase shares to offset dilution resulting from equity-based awards issued under the Company’s equity compensation plans. The Company has completed its repurchases under the April 2015 authorization.

“Our strong balance sheet allows us to authorize the $500 million repurchase program,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “The Board’s authorization reaffirms our confidence in the strength of our business and future prospects and commitment to maximizing shareholder value.”

The timing and volume of share repurchases may be executed at the discretion of management on an opportunistic basis, or pursuant to trading plans or other arrangements. Any share repurchase under this program may be made in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, or otherwise.

About Cabela’s Incorporated
Cabela’s Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world’s largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company’s founding in 1961, Cabela’s® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter®. Through Cabela’s growing number of retail stores and its well-established direct business, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela’s also issues the Cabela’s CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program. Cabela’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CAB”.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not historical or current fact are “forward-looking statements” that are based on the Company’s beliefs, assumptions, and expectations of future events, taking into account the information currently available to the Company. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company’s statements regarding repurchasing up to$500 million of its common stock over a two-year period. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance, or financial condition to differ materially from the expectations of future results, performance, or financial condition that the Company expresses or implies in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the state of the economy and the level of discretionary consumer spending, including changes in consumer preferences, demand for firearms and ammunition, and demographic trends; adverse changes in the capital and credit markets or the availability of capital and credit; the Company’s ability to successfully execute its omni-channel strategy; increasing competition in the outdoor sporting goods industry and for credit card products and reward programs; the cost of the Company’s products, including increases in fuel prices; the availability of the Company’s products due to political or financial instability in countries where the goods the Company sells are manufactured; supply and delivery shortages or interruptions, and other interruptions or disruptions to the Company’s systems, processes, or controls, caused by system changes or other factors; increased or adverse government regulations, including regulations relating to firearms and ammunition; the Company’s ability to protect its brand, intellectual property, and reputation; the Company’s ability to prevent cybersecurity breaches and mitigate cybersecurity risks; the outcome of litigation, administrative, and/or regulatory matters (including a Commissioner’s charge the Company received from the Chair of the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in January 2011, the ongoing Securities and Exchange Commission investigation, audits by tax authorities, and compliance examinations by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation); the Company’s ability to manage credit, liquidity, interest rate, operational, legal, regulatory capital, and compliance risks; the Company’s ability to increase credit card receivables while managing credit quality; the Company’s ability to securitize its credit card receivables at acceptable rates or access the deposits market at acceptable rates; the impact of legislation, regulation, and supervisory regulatory actions in the financial services industry; and other risks, relevant factors, and uncertainties identified in the Company’s filings with the SEC (including the information set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 27, 2014, and Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 27, 2015), which filings are available at the Company’s website at www.cabelas.com and the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Given the risks and uncertainties surrounding forward-looking statements, you should not place undue reliance on these statements. The Company’s forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Other than as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 

Source: Cabela’s Incorporated

Cabela’s Incorporated
Investor: Andrew Weingardt, 308-255-7428
or
Media: Joe Arterburn, 308-255-1204

Staples funded 214 local classroom projects in the Boston, Cambridge and Metrowest communities as part of its $10m pledge to Think it Up™

Staples Gives 173 Public School Teachers the Supplies They Need through DonorsChoose.org

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & BOSTON, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced that it funded 214 local classroom projects in the Boston,Cambridge and Metrowest communities, as part of its recent $10 million pledge to Think it Up™, a new national initiative of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) that seeks to inaugurate a new movement in support of students, teachers and schools, creating a culture of excitement about learning everywhere in America. This fall, Think It Up, in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, will launch a platform to fund student-powered, teacher-led learning projects in classrooms across the country.

Red Sox Pitcher and Think It Up ambassador Joe Kelly attended the announcement in support of Boston’s students and teachers. “It’s great knowing this generous donation will help make meaningful learning projects happen in classrooms throughout the Boston area, thanks to Think It Up, DonorsChoose.org, and Staples’ commitment to supporting students,” Kelly said.

Since its founding in 2000, DonorsChoose.org has helped fund more than 236,000 classroom projects for teachers and impacted more than 14 million students. Today, in the Greater Boston area, Staples fully funded every project on DonorsChoose.org in Boston Public Schools, Cambridge Public Schools and Metrowest communities. More than $204,000 was donated to help 173 teachers fulfill classroom needs and helped 14,063 students across 85 schools in theGreater Boston area.

“We’re thrilled to fund all of the projects in the Boston, Cambridge and Metrowest communities and to work with the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Think It Upinitiative and DonorsChoose.org to ensure classrooms have the supplies and resources they need,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, North American stores and online marketing, Staples. “Through our Staples for Students program, we’re proud to build on our rich history of supporting education with our $10 millionpledge to Think It Up that will make a difference in America’s classrooms.”

A recent survey conducted by Staples found almost three-quarters of parents agree that teachers in their communities inspire their students. Additionally, the survey revealed that 76 percent agree that a lack of school supplies is a significant challenge for schools today. Most teachers spend more than $400 of their own money each year to provide supplies and materials for their classrooms.

“We are so grateful to Staples for their support of teachers and students throughThink It Up,” said Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org. “Their incredible gesture today will ensure that Boston teachers won’t have to dig as deep into their own pockets to pay for classroom supplies, and that students will have the materials they need to start the school year right.”

The flash funding in the Greater Boston area is part of Staples’ $10 million pledge to Think It Up which will inspire students to pursue their passions by working on collaborative learning projects. To help support the Think It Up movement, customers can donate one dollar at a Staples store near them or visit www.thinkitup.org to learn more.

“EIF is truly grateful to Staples for joining Think It Up as its lead corporate donor, and helping the Boston, Cambridge and Metrowest communities get the school year off to a terrific start illustrates how deeply committed the company is to ensuring students and teachers have what they need to create learning experiences that make a genuine impact and prepare students for future success,” said Lisa Paulsen, President and CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

About Staples
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and break room supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Staples also offers free shipping for Staples Rewards Members, in most cases overnight. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

About Staples for Students
Staples has a long history of supporting students, teachers and classrooms. Staples for Students is an ongoing campaign that helps students and teachers with the school supplies and essential items needed for a successful education. The Staples for Students campaign includes school supply donations, support for teachers in classrooms, donations for education projects, classroom initiatives and the sale of products that give back to communities and classrooms in need.

About DonorsChoose.org
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. At this nonprofit website, teachers at half of all the public schools in America have created project requests and more than a million people have donated $330 million to projects that inspire them. All told, over 14 million students—most from low-income communities, and many in disaster-stricken areas—have received books, art supplies, field trips, technology and other resources that they need to learn.

About The Entertainment Industry Foundation
The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), established in 1942, harnesses the collective power of the entire industry to generate awareness and funds for critical health, educational and social issues. Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), EIF’s largest initiative, helps accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly. Since its founding seven years ago, SU2C has launched 16 collaborative “Dream Teams” comprising over 940 scientists from 123 leading institutions around the world. That research, including 151 planned, initiated or completed clinical trials, has led to Food and Drug Administration approval of two new treatments. In just 15 months, Hunger Is, EIF’s collaboration with The Safeway Foundation, has significantly raised awareness of childhood hunger in the United States and over $10 Million to support breakfast, afterschool and out-of-school meal programs.

Source: Staples, Inc.

Staples, Inc.
Kristine Houston, 508-253-8468
Kristine.Houston@Staples.com
or
Carrie McElwee, 508-253-1405
Carrie.McElwee@Staples.com

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Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly at the Staples "Think It Up" press announcement held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the W Boston Hotel. Staples announced today that it funded 214 local classroom projects in the Greater Boston area, as part of its recent $10 million pledge to ÒThink it UpÓ, a new national initiative of the Entertainment Industry Foundation in partnership with DonorsChoose.org. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Invision for Staples/AP Images)

Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly at the Staples “Think It Up” press announcement held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the W Boston Hotel. Staples announced today that it funded 214 local classroom projects in the Greater Boston area, as part of its recent $10 million pledge to ÒThink it UpÓ, a new national initiative of the Entertainment Industry Foundation in partnership with DonorsChoose.org. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Invision for Staples/AP Images)

Debenhams launches AW15 campaign with models Carmen Kass and Helena Christensen

  • A Match Made In Debenhams
  • Retailer Launches AW15 Campaign With Super Model Support

LONDON, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Debenhams, the international multichannel department store, has created an AW 15 campaign featuring top fashion and beauty house models, Carmen Kass and Helena Christensen alongside Designer at Debenhams Patrick Grant, the Savile Row tailor.

The campaign, entitled  ‘A Match Made in Debenhams’ targets 35-54 year olds and is designed to drive full price sales with the retailer presenting  a more directional fashion approach.  Carmen Kass is muse for a new Designer at Debenhams collection which launches for the season, Nine by Savannah Miller. Helena Christensen is muse to Debenhams top selling womenswear range, Principles by Ben de Lisi and designer Patrick Grant models his exclusive line, Hammond & Co.

The campaign is created from the insight that although new season shopping can make customers feel good, a lack of personal confidence can make the prospect of choosing the right trends and style a stressful affair.  “Our campaign is designed to celebrate the moment when a well curated look comes together, which we know is a source of elation for our customers,” says Marketing Director, Richard Cristofoli.  “We also know that deciphering how to wear new trends and creating an individual new look for some can be an onerous affair and customers are looking for help , advice and inspiration on how that can be done.”

The campaign will run across all channels in the UK with print, digital and outdoor advertising, direct mail, PR and social media activation, as well as hero window schemes and hot spots throughout the store.  An 8 page trend guide will also be distributed to 175k customers as parcel inclusions which will feature key trends for the season and the campaign imagery.

“We wanted to create a campaign that has high impact and celebrates the rich mix of brands and looks we offer as a department store,” continues Cristofoli. “A Match Made In Debenhams celebrates that moment when a look comes together perfectly for any customer.”

The £1.5m campaign created with retained agency, JWT includes single and double page advertising in titles such as Grazia, ELLE, InStyle, Red and Marie Claire, national supplements and a Stylist magazine cover wrap.  Online advertising includes expandable takeovers and video across Grazia, Vogue and Tatler, GQ, Men’s Heath and Esquire as well as Facebook posts.  A nationwide campaign of 48 sheets as well as bus T sides in major cities is also planned.

‘A Match Made in Debenhams’, will play out across owned, earned and paid for media as well as will be embedded into the store environment and e-commerce with online video content including behind the scenes and how to wear guides as well as 15 second Instagram ‘Match Made’ videos.

Debenhams’ army of 204 Personal Shoppers across 94 stores will be trained by new Designer, Savannah Miller and stylist Mark Heyes in how to build outfits, stylishly and skilfully matching and contrasting clothing and accessories.  Innovation within e-commerce includes Personal Shoppers showing their curated looks and recommendations along with outfit building functionality which enables shoppers to save their looks as they browse. Content will also be planned in order to be reactive to weather conditions.

The creative, which was shot by international fashion photographer, Daniel Riera will also feature in Debenhams‘ international markets including the Middle East, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines as well as Turkey, Russia, Cyprus, Iceland and Denmark.

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For more information and high-res lifestyle imagery please contact:
Tehreem Ashraf: 0203 5497154/ tehreem.ashraf@debenhams.com
Debenhams Press Office: 020 3549 6420 / press.office@debenhams.com

Notes to Editors

Debenhams
Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of more than 240 stores across 27 countries.  Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions.

In the UK, Debenhams has a top five market position in womenswear and menswear and a top ten share in children’s-wear.  It holds the number two market position in premium health and beauty.

Debenhams has been investing in British design for over 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands.  Current designers include Abigail Ahern, Ted Baker, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, FrostFrench, Patrick Grant, Henry Holland, Betty Jackson, Ben de Lisi, Todd Lynn, Julien Macdonald, Jenny Packham, Pearce Fionda, Stephen Jones, Preen, Janet Reger, John Rocha, Ashley Thomas, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

About Helena Christensen
Helena Christensen is a Danish fashion model and photographer.  She has appeared in numerous fashion titles across the globe including Vogue, Harpers, ELLE and appeared in campaigns for top fashion houses; Chanel, Lanvin, Hermes and Prada. Helena is 47 years old.

About Carmen Kass
Carmen Kass is a top fashion and beauty model from Estonia.  She has shot campaigns with Calvin Klein, Gucci, Donna Karen and Marc Jacobs as well as Christian Dior’s J’Adore. She was named Vogue Model of the Year in 2000 and has walked for the Victoria Secret Show fashion show numerous times.  Carmen is 37 years old.

About Patrick Grant
Patrick Grant is Creative Director of Savile Row tailor, Norton & Sons.  He launched E.Tautz & Sons as a ready to wear label in 2009 and was awarded the Menswear Designer award at the British Fashion Awards in 2010.  Patrick is a judge on the BBC Two series The Great British Sewing Bee.  He launched a menswear range, Hammond & Co exclusively for Debenhams in Autumn 2013.  The range now includes watches and a fragrance line alongside menswear and mens’ accessories.

CONTACTS

For further images and information please contact:
Alice Cottingham: 020 3549 6423 / alice.cottingham@debenhams.com

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Debenhams launches AW15 campaign with models Carmen Kass and Helena Christensen

Debenhams launches AW15 campaign with models Carmen Kass and Helena Christensen

Aliza Reger’s exclusive collection available at Debenhams in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month

LONDON, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Debenhams introduces the launch of Aliza Reger’s exclusive collection available in store and online at Debenhams.com in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

This homeware collection is a first for Aliza, daughter of the illustrious Grande Dame of the lingerie world, Janet Reger.

‘Fighting to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer is something really important to me. My mother suffered with breast cancer so it’s a subject very close to my heart. Over the years I have helped to raise tens of thousands by fundraising and I am delighted  to announce my collaboration with Debenhams to create a collection of home collectables that will bring pleasure and joy to the home whilst raising money for charity’ says Aliza.

‘My collection encompasses all that girls love; diamonds, bows, cakes and tiaras and not forgetting a love for our pets! I wanted to produce a collection that was beautiful, fully functional which adds fun and sparkle to any home, whilst raising money at the same time! It is perfect for gifting and even better to treat oneself.’

The exclusive range launches in store and online from October with 25% of sales from the product donated to breast cancer research charity Breast Cancer Now.

Notes to Editors: Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of 240 stores across 28 countries. Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions. In the UK, Debenhams has a top four market share in womenswear and menswear and a top ten share in childrenswear. It leads the market in premium health and beauty. Debenhams is the eleventh biggest UK online retailer by traffic volume and in March 2013 was awarded ‘International Growth Initiative of the Year’ and “The Retail Technology Initiative of the year for Endless Aisle” at the Oracle Retail Week Awards. Debenhams has been investing in British design for 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands. Current designers include Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, FrostFrench, Henry Holland, Betty Jackson, Ben de Lisi, Julien Macdonald, Jane Packer, Jenny Packham, Patrick Grant, Pearce Fionda, Stephen Jones, Preen, Janet Reger, John Rocha, Ashley Thomas, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

CONTACTS
lisa.hunt@debenhams.com

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Aliza Reger’s exclusive collection available at Debenhams in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month

Aliza Reger’s exclusive collection available at Debenhams in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month

Hammond & Co watch and fragrance lines created exclusively by Savile Row’s Patrick Grant for Debenhams launch AW15

Watch and Fragrance Collection Launches AW 15

LONDON, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — AW15 sees the addition of watch and fragrance lines to the hugely successful Hammond & Co range, created exclusively by Savile Row’s Patrick Grant for Debenhams.  Launched in Autumn 2013 Hammond & Co offers sartorial styling, sharp separates and luxury accessories for men with an inherent sense of style.  The range, in 80 stores now extends to offer distinctive timepieces and a signature fragrance, new for AW15 offering even more options for wearable style.

Watch collection

The Hammond &Co watch collection takes inspiration from the opulent vintage and heritage military watches of the mid-20th century.  From fine, small diameter dress watches of the era with their characteristic domed glass dials and delicate markings, to the larger scale rugged and practical timepieces employed to aid the armed forces.

Presented in a classic palette of navy, tan and black with well-worn finishes, dials are off-white. Smokey hues and printed markings soften designs giving a warm vintage feel.

Close attention to aesthetic design, movement and dial layouts make the timepieces reminiscent of the most luxurious Swiss made variants, where simplicity and practicality are key.   The finer, more prestige pieces feature padded and tapered exotic croc leather while the military models are furnished with hard wearing, thick grained slab cut leather and field practical Nato style nylon.  Practicalities are also taken care of as the water resistant wrist wear offers a choice of date function, second sub dial, dual time as well as automatic setting across the range of styles.

The 25 piece collection builds on the popularity of the Hammond &Co brand with a luxurious yet affordable range from £100 to £140.  Designer Patrick Grant says, “In the words of William Shakespeare, ‘better three hours too soon than a minute too late’. At Hammond &Co we believe punctuality should be part of every gentlemans being. I also believe that he should turn up looking the part, so my first watch collection spans the formal to the sporting, practical and stylish whatever the occasion.”

The Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant watch collection is available in 50 Debenhams stores nationwide and online from September.

Fragrance

Also new for Autumn/Winter 2015 is an exciting new Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant Eau De Toilette fragrance for men.

The fragrance is clean and crisp with a heart of cedarwood, citrus and botanicals.  Top notes include bergamot, lemon and juniper berry, underpinned by freesia, geranium, lavender and mimosa.  Musk, cedarwood and amber complement as base notes.

The range also includes Gentlemen’s grooming requisites such as ‘Clean as a Whistle’ washes and scrubs and ‘Trim and Proper’ Shave Gels.  Designer, Patrick Grant says, “I believe in good grooming; shoes polished, shirt pressed, hair brushed; and the right scent provides the finishing touch to the morning routine, it’s part of being properly dressed. The Hammond & Co fragrance is fresh and crisp with woody, spice and citrus notes making it a perfect year round gentleman’s staple.”

The collection includes;  50ml Eau De Toilette £10; 50ml Eau De Toilette and 150ml Face & Body Scrub set £15; Wash Bag with 120ml Body Wash, 120ml Shave Gel and 120ml Face & Body Lotion £18; and a Travel Bag with 120ml Face & Body Lotion and 120ml Shave Gel  £12.

Hammond & Co by Patrick Grant Fragrance collection is available in 50 Debenhams stores nationwide and online from 19th October 2015.

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Notes to Editors Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of 240 stores across 28 countries. Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions. In the UK, Debenhams has a top four market share in womenswear and menswear and a top ten share in childrenswear. It leads the market in premium health and beauty. Debenhams is the eleventh biggest UK online retailer by traffic volume and in March 2013 was awarded ‘International Growth Initiative of the Year’ and “The Retail Technology Initiative of the year for Endless Aisle” at the Oracle Retail Week Awards. Debenhams has been investing in British design for 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands. Current designers include Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, FrostFrench, Henry Holland, Betty Jackson, Ben de Lisi, Julien Macdonald, Jane Packer, Jenny Packham, Patrick Grant, Pearce Fionda, Stephen Jones, Preen, Janet Reger, John Rocha, Ashley Thomas, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

CONTACTS
For more information please contact:

Caroline Cooper
Caroline.cooper@debenhams.com
0203 549 6420

British designer Savannah Miller joins Debenhams’ Designer portfolio with new casual to formal line launching in Autumn/Winter 2015

LONDON, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — British designer, Savannah Miller joins the Debenhams’ Designer portfolio with a new casual to formal line launching in Autumn/Winter 2015.  Launching in 65 UK stores at the end of August the clothing and accessories line will also be stocked in international Debenhams stores including those in the Middle East, Latvia, Turkey, Iceland, Russia, Cyprus and Denmark.

The Nine by Savannah Miller range was created to fill a market need for stylish, smart-casual wardrobe pieces for day to eveningwear.  The range comprises of luxury knits, authentic denim, ‘hi-spec’ leathers, vintage inspired laces, sequin embellishments and subtle ‘non’ print blouses and dresses.  Accessories include shoes, boots and bags as well as a range of scarves and wraps.

Savannah, who graduated from Central St Martins with a specialism in knitwear brings her signature style to the range by creating a versatile and contemporary collection that is effortless, cool and understated.  The feminine and contemporary range carries a soft neutral colour palette along
with embellishment and embroidery detailing as well as a fresh Star and Swallow prints.

Savannah says, “I am delighted to become a part of the Designers at Debenhams offering with the launch of my new collection, Nine.  The range is inspired by the eclectic and bohemian, chic way that cool girls dress and comprises of relaxed, casual separates.  Naturally there is a particular emphasis on amazing knitwear which can be teamed with perfect jeans to embellished sequin skirts.”

On launching the range, Group Trading Director, Suzanne Harlow says, “The appointment of Savannah into our portfolio of Designers is really an exciting one.  A large proportion of our customers choose to shop with us because of our Designer offering and by recruiting Savannah we are able to offer a collection that is versatile and customers can  wear in a cool and contemporary way.”

Key items in the range include: tie neck blouse, sequin jacket, star embroidered top, embellished pocket jean, lace detail jumpsuit, maxi embellished dress and contrast Crombie coat. The colour palate for AW15 includes: a caviar black, navy khaki with ash rose, shell and blush pink story as well as a range of metallic gold, grey, ivory and rich wine separates.

The average selling price for the Nine by Savannah Miller range is £35 which sits between Debenhams Casual and Designers pricing architecture.  Knitwear makes up 20% of the range with pricing ranging from £30 to £50, jeans range from £30 to £45. Average pricing for accessories are £55 for bags and £45 for footwear.

Top model, Carmen Kass is the face of the collection and will feature in a print advertising campaign as well as across windows, instore, PR and digital communications.  As new stores open in the UK in Autumn Winter 15 Nine by Savannah Miller will be extended to a total of 69 stores by the end of the year.
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For more information and high-res lifestyle imagery please contact:
Tehreem Ashraf, Senior PR Manager
tehreem.ashraf@debenhams.com

Debenhams Press Office
020 3549 6420 / press.office@debenhams.com

Notes to Editors

About Savannah Miller
Savannah Miller graduated with a first class honours degree from Central Saint Martins in 2004, specialising in knitwear.   Her design credentials include working with Alexander McQueen and Matthew Williamson, followed by six years as Co-Creative Director at Twenty8Twelve alongside her sister, Sienna Miller. She also designed her own line for Scandinavian fashion site, Nelly.com.

The Debenhams collection is named after Savannah’s lucky number.  It also relates to her daughter’s name, Lyra, a constellation that shines most brightly at 9pm.

Debenhams
Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of more than 240 stores across 27 countries.  Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions.

In the UK, Debenhams has a top three market position in womenswear and menswear and a top ten share in children’s-wear.  It holds the number two market position in premium health and beauty.

Debenhams has been investing in British design for over 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands.  Current designers include Abigail Ahern, Ted Baker, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, FrostFrench, Patrick Grant, Henry Holland, Betty Jackson, Ben de Lisi, Todd Lynn, Julien Macdonald, Jenny Packham, Pearce Fionda, Stephen Jones, Preen, Janet Reger, John Rocha, Jonathan Saunders, Ashley Thomas, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson.

CONTACTS
For more information and images please contact:
Sophie Reynolds

020 7529 0236 / sophie.reynolds@debenhams.com
Debenhams Press Office
press.office@debenhams.com

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British designer Savannah Miller joins Debenhams’ Designer portfolio with new casual to formal line launching in Autumn/Winter 2015

British designer Savannah Miller joins Debenhams’ Designer portfolio with new casual to formal line launching in Autumn/Winter 2015

MANGO Man selects once again the French sportsman Zinedine Zidane for its Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign

Barcelona, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — MANGO Man is once again counting on Zinedine Zidane for the forthcoming Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign.

Following the success of last season, the menswear line of MANGO has once again chosen the French sportsman to feature in a campaign shot by the acclaimed photographer Matteo Montanari. The photo shoot, which took place in June, featured the city of Madrid as its setting.

James Rowe and Vanesa Suárez, responsible for make-up and hair, were among the team of professionals, which included members of the MANGO team as stylists of the proposals for the winter season.

Zinedine Zidane, who had previously expressed his affinity with the brand, said: We have just finished shooting the MANGO winter collection and it was really enjoyable, as it was in the summer. Although at first I wasn’t keen on the sets, I enjoyed myself. The team got to know each other and the photographer was Italian… this makes communication easier and the pace was ideal for somebody who is not keen on posing! I have to say that the results of some of the photos surprised me, as I have never been photographed this way!

Referring to the collection, he commented: “I don’t want to sound repetitive, but I really liked the winter collection. It is simple, with a good cut and it offers many combinations, just the way I like it. I hope that it shows because I think the models chosen really suit me”.

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MANGO Man selects once again the French sportsman Zinedine Zidane for its Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign

MANGO Man selects once again the French sportsman Zinedine Zidane for its Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign

Citycon honoured again with Green Star status in the GRESB, Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark

Helsinki, Finland, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Citycon was honoured again this year with Green Star status in the GRESB, Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark. Citycon received this recognition now for the fourth year in a row for its outstanding management and handling of key sustainability issues.

Compared to last year Citycon’s score increased by 15% and Citycon was globally among the top ten percent of all reviewed companies.

‘We find it is useful to be benchmarked against our peers and the recognition received gives further validation for the sustainability efforts performed during the past years. Furthermore we are eager to improve these great results also in the future’ says Johanna Kivelä, Sustainability Analyst at Citycon.

The GRESB Report and Survey Results for 2015 are based on sustainability data gathered from 707 property companies and funds, providing aggregate information on 61,000 properties, around the globe.

 

CITYCON OYJ

For further information, please contact:

Johanna Kivelä, Sustainability Analyst
+358 40 761 1577
Johanna.Kivela@citycon.com
Nils Styf, Chief Investment Officer
Tel. +46 733 50 60 39
nils.styf@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 EUR 5 billion and with a market capitalisation of approximately EUR 2 billion. For more information about Citycon, please visit www.citycon.com.

Labor Day sale at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores from Aug. 30 through Sept. 12

All Laptops and Printers on Sale and Up to 65 Percent Off Clearance, Specials on Furniture and Supplies

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions and parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax, today announced a Labor Day sale at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores from Aug. 30 through Sept. 12 and Clearance Event deals of up to 65 percent off the regular price on tech, supplies, furniture and more1 from September 6 through September 26.

Whether for home, work or on-the-go, Office Depot and OfficeMax have the right gear to refresh your office this fall. With the hottest computers, printers, furniture and supplies, shoppers can ‘Gear Up for Great’ while saving time and money. And, members of Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards, a program which is free to join, receive additional savings on already great values.

Some of the Labor Dale Sale highlights include:

Technology

  • All laptops and printers on sale
  • Bonus Rewards: 20 percent back on all HP Printers for Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards members
  • Double Rewards: 20 percent back on $59 of HP ink for Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards members

Supplies

  • Back-to-school clearance
  • All school backpacks 50 percent off
  • Office Depot® brand Ream Paper buy one, get one 50 percent off (valid Aug. 30-Sept. 5)
  • Office Depot® brand Ream Paper buy two, get one free (valid Sept. 6-12)
  • Office Depot® brand 3-Ream Case Paper – It’s like paying $2 after rewards. Everyone pays $12. Rewards members get $10 back in rewards.

Furniture – Sunday/Monday door busters:

  • Brenton Studio Briessa Chair $59.99 (save $70, regular price $129.99)2
  • Brenton Studio Crawley Chair $79.99 (save $60, regular price $139.99)3

Please visit www.officedepot.com/clearance for more information about the Labor Day and Clearance Sale and to find an Office Depot or OfficeMax retail store near you.

About Office Depot, Inc.
Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.

Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

The company has annual sales of approximately $16 billion, employs approximately 56,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 56 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, joint ventures, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand & Toy, Reliable and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com.

1 *While supplies last. No rain checks. Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards: Rewards are earned on the price paid for a qualifying item before tax and after deducting all discounts and the value of any Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards or Merchandise Cards/Certificates applied to purchase. No rewards are earned on delivery fees. Rewards are issued as points. Rewards are paid monthly as a rewards certificate for every 1,000 points earned. Rewards certificates are redeemable for future purchases at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores, officedepot.com, or by phone at 800-GO-DEPOT. Unpaid rewards expire at the end of each quarter. Limit 1 account per household/business. Visit officedepot.com/rewards or call 866.562.3872 for Terms and Conditions.

2 $79.99 Tuesday, Sept. 8 to Saturday, Sept. 12.

3 $99.99 Tuesday, Sept. 8 to Saturday, Sept. 12.

Office Depot, Inc.
Julianne Embry, 561-438-1451
julianne.embry@officedepot.com

Merger: Staples and Office Depot certified substantial compliance with the Request for Additional Information from US FTC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and BOCA RATON, Fla., 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and Office Depot, Inc. (Nasdaq: ODP) today announced that they have certified substantial compliance with the Request for Additional Information (the “Second Request”) from the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) regarding the proposed merger between Staples and Office Depot.

Additionally, Staples and Office Depot have entered into a timing agreement with the FTC pursuant to which Staples and Office Depot have agreed not to close the proposed merger until at least forty-five full calendar days after each company has certified substantial compliance with the Second Request.

”We are pleased to have completed our submission of documents and information to the FTC in connection with the Second Request,” said Ron Sargent, chairman and chief executive officer, Staples. ”We will continue to work closely with the FTC, and we look forward to completing the transaction.”

“I want to thank our teams for their hard work over the past five months gathering and delivering to the FTC a massive amount of information to complete the Second Request,” said Roland Smith, chairman and chief executive officer, Office Depot.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

In connection with the proposed merger, Staples has filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a proxy statement of Office Depot that also constitutes a prospectus of Staples.  Staples filed the final proxy statement/prospectus with the SEC on May 18, 2015.  The registration statement was declared effective by the SEC on May 15, 2015.  Office Depot mailed the definitive proxy statement/prospectus to stockholders of Office Depot on or about May 19, 2015, and the stockholders approved the transaction on June 19, 2015.  The registration statement and the proxy statement/prospectus contain important information about Staples, Office Depot, the transaction and related matters.  Investors and security holders are urged to read the registration statement and the proxy statement/prospectus (including all amendments and supplements thereto) carefully.

Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the registration statement and the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by Staples and Office Depot through the web site maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.

In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the registration statement and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus from Staples by contacting Staples’ Investor Relations Department at 800-468-7751 or from Office Depot by contacting Office Depot’s Investor Relations Department at 561-438-7878.

SAFE HARBOR FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Statements in this document regarding the proposed transaction between Staples and Office Depot, the expected timetable for satisfying conditions to the merger, including receiving regulatory approvals, and completing the transaction, future financial and operating results, benefits and synergies of the transaction, future opportunities for the combined company and any other statements about Staples or Office Depot managements’ future expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects constitute forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Any statements that are not statements of historical fact (including statements containing “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “intends,” “estimates” and similar expressions) should also be considered to be forward looking statements.  There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements, including:  the ability to consummate the transaction; the risk that regulatory approvals required for the merger are not obtained or are obtained after delays or subject to conditions that are not anticipated; the risk that the financing required to fund the transaction is not obtained; the risk that the other conditions to the closing of the merger are not satisfied; potential adverse reactions or changes to business or employee relationships, including those resulting from the announcement or completion of the merger; uncertainties as to the timing of the merger; competitive responses to the proposed merger; response by activist shareholders to the merger; uncertainty of the expected financial performance of the combined company following completion of the proposed transaction; the ability to successfully integrate Staples’ and Office Depot’s operations and employees; the ability to realize anticipated synergies and cost savings; unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the merger; litigation relating to the merger; the outcome of pending or potential litigation or governmental investigations; the inability to retain key personnel; any changes in general economic and/or industry specific conditions; and the other factors described in Staples’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2015 and Office Depot’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2014 and their most recent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q each filed with the SEC.  Staples and Office Depot disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this document.

Staples Media Contact:
Kirk Saville, 508-253-8530

Staples Investor Contact:
Chris Powers/Kevin Barry, 508-253-4632/1487

Office Depot Media Contact:
Karen Denning, 630-864-6050

Office Depot Investor Contact:
Michael Steele, 561-438-3657

Familiprix Défi-Vélo Bike Challenge 2015 raised $90,129 for charity

Quebec, Canada, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — The annual Familiprix Défi-Vélo Bike Challenge added another spoke to its wheel this year with a race for adults and children, turning it into the Défi-Santé Fitness Challenge. For over eight years the race has gained popularity among runners, and now the event is open to even more sports lovers in our company.

Not even the torrential downpour could stop the nearly 70 people who biked 100 or 200 km or ran 2.5 or 10 km in support of sick children!

The event organizers—pharmacy owners Jean-Luc Trottier, Régis Tremblay, Gérald Cloutier, and Daniel Desgagné—raised $90,129 this year thanks to the help of many other pharmacists, employees, and business partners. In nine years, the bike challenges and now the fitness challenge have raised a total of $681,889 for charity.

All the money raised was donated to Opération Enfant Soleil—not a penny was used to organize the event. “Everyone who took part in the Défi-Santé Fitness Challenge helped make the day a huge success. Braving the rain was nothing compared to the battles these children fight each day against illness. The event was unbelievably fun. Everyone rose to the challenge and helped these children conquer their own personal challenges!” said Jean-Luc Trottier.

We at Familiprix have been a partner of Opération Enfant Soleil for over 23 years. This partnership is very important to us because it clearly highlights our company’s family values. Keeping people—and especially kids—healthy is our main concern. To date, Familiprix has donated over $11.5 million to the cause.

BEING A SPONSOR PAYS OFF!

Each new participant in the Défi-Santé 2015 Fitness Challenge was entered into a draw for a one-night stay and breakfast at Le Bonne Entente luxury hotel in Sainte-Foy. Luck favoured Laval pharmacy owner Alain Gaudet. Congrats, Alain!

We would like to thank all of this year’s participants, and we hope to see you all again next year!

 

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Familiprix Défi-Vélo Bike Challenge 2015 raised $90,129 for charity

Familiprix Défi-Vélo Bike Challenge 2015 raised $90,129 for charity

Walmart Canada and Children’s Miracle Network announce the 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Champions

Walmart fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network hits total of $100 million

Toronto, ON, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart Canada and Children’s Miracle Network this morning proudly announced the 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Champions.  These extraordinary children will work with their local hospital foundations to help raise awareness about the battles so many Canadian children are waging against critical illnesses and how Canadians can support them. Throughout 2016, these amazing kids will serve as the faces of the 4,900 children treated at Children’s Miracle Network hospitals each and every day.

Through this 21-year partnership, donations from Walmart Canada, its associates, customers and suppliers this year surpassed the incredible milestone of $100 million in support of children’s hospitals across Canada.

In recognition of these Champions, who have demonstrated incredible strength and determination in their battles with severe illnesses and are helping to rally support for their local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, Walmart is proud to be a lead sponsor of Champions across Canada.  Champion families will meet in Toronto before going to Disney World in Orlando, Florida to meet up with Champions from across the U.S.

The Champions were announced this morning in conjunction with a celebration for Sarah Stephens, a 14-year-old from Stoney Creek, Ontario who has shown tremendous spirit in fighting pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia with which she was diagnosed one week after her 12th birthday. Though her cancer went into remission within 30 days, she required a feeding tube and two injections daily for eight months. Now on maintenance chemotherapy, Sarah is confident she will beat the disease and continue to engage in the activities she loves, like soccer, track and field and dance, and she is already setting her sights on high school graduation.

“The strength, perseverance and positive spirit Sarah has demonstrated throughout her battle with leukemia exemplifies the universal qualities of all Children’s Miracle Network Champions and we are extremely proud to support CMN as it works to provide the resources so crucial to helping these children,” said Erin Mackey, Manager, Community Giving, Walmart Canada.

Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children at 170 hospitals across North America, 14 of which are in Canada. Funds raised by Walmart Canada support 12 hospital foundations across Canada that work to provide medical care, life-saving research and prevention education that directly impact the quality and level of care received by the children being treated at these local children’s hospitals every day.

“These amazing Champions are an inspiration to tens of thousands of children and families across Canada who enter into our network’s hospitals each year with unwavering determination to overcome adversity,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “These children thrive on the spirit and optimism of our Champions. We are so proud of their accomplishments and inspired by their willingness to share their stories and their commitment to raising awareness and funds to help children just like them.”

The 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Champions are:

  • Anisa Ashe – The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, ON
  • Laura Biesheuvel – Children’s Hospital Foundation Of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • Aidan Chin – BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Vancouver, BC
  • Payton Langenau – Alberta’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, Calgary, AB
  • Mckenna Lumley – Children’s Health Foundation, London, ON
  • Laura Rea – Opération Enfant Soleil – Quebec, QC
  • Derek Schenk – Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Edmonton, AB
  • Sarah Stephens – McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, Hamilton, ON
  • Matthew Verge – Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation, St. John’s, NL
  • Cohyn Wells – Children’s Hospital Foundation Of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
  • To be announced – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON
  • To be announced – IWK Health Centre Foundation, Halifax, NS

About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 395 stores nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by 450,000 customers daily. With more than 90,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and is ranked one of the country’s top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada’s extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has raised and donated more than $230 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found atwalmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/walmartcanada.

About the Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. These hospitals, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given, it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Established in 1983, Children’s Miracle Network raises funds to support critical research, education, purchase life-saving equipment, and ensure excellence in care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca.

Twitter: @CMNCanada 

Facebook: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

For further information please contact:

Jessica Kitchen, Edelman
jessica.kitchen@edelman.com or (416) 849-2839

Tracie Napoli, Director, Corporate Partnerships, Children’s Miracle Network
tnapoli@childrensmiraclenetwork.ca or (905) 265-9750 ext. 225

Stater Bros., LifeStream Blood Bank partner to boost local, life-saving blood reserves

Stater Bros. Markets and LifeStream Blood Bank Partner to Save Lives

San Bernardino, CA, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stater Bros. is proud to partner with LifeStream Blood Bank in an ongoing effort to boost local, life-saving blood reserves.

Each month, Stater Bros. hosts blood drives at selected supermarkets. For the month of September, blood drives will be held at the following Stater Bros. Supermarket locations:

Date Location Time
9/5 1661 E. Sixth St., Beaumont 92223 10am – 3pm
9/5 210 E. Stetson Ave., Hemet 92543 2pm – 7pm
9/14 43396 Florida Ave., Hemet 92544 11am – 4pm
9/18 1537 S. San Jacinto Ave., San Jacinto 92583 9am – 2pm
9/28 25904 Newport Rd., Menifee 92584 10am – 3pm

All donors must bring a picture ID and it is recommended that donors eat and are well hydrated before donating blood. Donors will also receive a coupon for a free container of Stater Bros. 16 oz. orange juice.

Stater Bros. Markets was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County. The Company currently operates 168 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. Since 2008, Stater Bros. Markets and Stater Bros. Charities have contributed more than $75 million in food and funds to local Southern California communities. Stater Bros. Markets was recently rated the “Best and Freshest Full Service Supermarket Chain in Southern California” by a leading national consumer magazine. For more information, go to www.staterbros.com.

STATER BROS … PROUDLY SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAMILIES FOR NEARLY 80 YEARS

Stater Bros. Corporate Office
301 S. Tippecanoe Ave.
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Customer Support: 1-855-STATERS
1-855-782-8377

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Yum! Brands Foundation partnered with The Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Project to complete various acts of service in Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — This summer Yum! Brands Foundation partnered with The Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Project to complete various acts of service in the Louisville, KY community. The ARK project travelled the country this summer during a 10-week tour performing random acts of kindness in various communities, inspired by one simple question: “What would happen if kindness became normal?”

Over a two-day period The Yum! and ARK team performed three acts of random kindness. The first stop was at The Center for Women and Families, an organization that provides services for victims of domestic abuse or sexual assault and offers family therapy in the greater Kentucky area, to help landscape the exterior area of their newly remodeled facility. The team’s second stop was at the Franciscan House Senior Assisted Living Center where they hosted a Senior ‘Citizens’ prom where 80+ seniors attended dancing the night away. The group’s final stop proved to be the most impactful, sorting and packaging over 7,000 meals with Kids Against Hunger, a humanitarian food-aid organization, helping to feed more than 200 children for a month.

To learn more about the ARK project please visit, http://www.arkprojectnow.com.

Check out highlights from The ARK project’s trip to Louisville, KY below:

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Yum! Brands Foundation partnered with The Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Project to complete various acts of service in Louisville, KY

Yum! Brands Foundation partnered with The Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Project to complete various acts of service in Louisville, KY

Jessica C. Adelman to serve as Kroger’s group VP of corporate affairs

CINCINNATI, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today named Jessica C. Adelman to serve as Kroger’s group vice president of corporate affairs, effective November 1.

“Jessica brings a wealth of public affairs leadership experience and deep knowledge of the food supply chain,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We look forward to welcoming her to our senior leadership team.”

Ms. Adelman, 40, has 20 years of experience as a public affairs executive in the food industry, most recently as senior vice president of corporate affairs for Syngenta North America, a leading agriculture company, since 2008. In this role she was responsible for corporate brand oversight, government affairs, media relations, crisis and issues communications, litigation communications, internal communications and employee engagement, corporate social responsibility and giving. Ms. Adelman has held several strategic leadership roles with other companies, including director of Cargill Government Solutions.

Ms. Adelman graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College as a Russian Area Studies major and lived in the former Soviet Union for several years in the 1990s. She earned an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and an M.A. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an executive certificate in trade policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

As group vice president of corporate affairs, Ms. Adelman will focus on reputation management, including external communications and brand public relations; media; government and regulatory affairs; corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability; community relations; crisis management; cause-marketing and corporate philanthropy.

Ms. Adelman will relocate with her husband and three children to Cincinnati from greater Washington, D.C., where she currently resides.

Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs nearly 400,000 associates who serve customers in 2,626 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s.  The company also operates 780 convenience stores, 327 fine jewelry stores, 1,342 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S.  Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and community organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber’s Million Dollar Club.

SOURCE The Kroger Co.

Hunger Action Month: Kroger encourage its shoppers to donate nutrient-rich milk to families in need in their local communities

This September, Kroger’s Family of Stores Will Make It Easy For Shoppers to Give Hope by The Gallon To Families In Need In Their Communities

CINCINNATI, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — September is Hunger Action Month™, a nationwide campaign from Feeding America® – the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the country. In honor of Hunger Action Month, The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) family of stores is partnering with Feeding America and the country’s dairy farmers and milk companies to encourage its shoppers to ‘Pour It Forward’ by donating nutrient-rich milk to families in need in their local communities.

Milk isn’t just a drink—it’s a nutrient powerhouse providing nine essential nutrients including eight grams of high-quality protein per serving. But it is missing at food banks in communities across the country because it is rarely donated. In fact, milk is one of the items most requested by Feeding America food bank clients each year.

On average, food banks are only able to provide the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person, per year. But this September, Kroger family of stores customers have the ability to help change that in their communities by donating $1, $3 or $5 at check-out. Every donation will help deliver milk to a local family facing hunger. All donations collected go directly to Feeding America food banks that service the local community where the donation was made.

“We know our customers care deeply about the issue of hunger in their local communities and are willing to donate dry goods, but it’s more difficult to provide fresh, perishable items like milk,” said Lynn Marmer, Kroger’s group vice president of corporate affairs. “We are honored to partner with Feeding America for the second year in a row. The ‘Pour It Forward’ program makes it so simple to give hope by the gallon and provide milk to families in need across the country.”

‘Pour It Forward’
This is the second year Kroger has hosted the ‘Pour It Forward’ program in its stores. Last year’s effort generated more than 100,000 gallons of milk for families in need in communities across the country.

“We are pleased to have Kroger as a partner for the ‘Pour It Forward’ program and are thankful for their help in filling our food banks with an additional source of protein,” said Matt Knott, president of Feeding America. “Milk remains one of the most requested and least available items in food banks, and Kroger is helping to change that for the families who need it most.”

The ‘Pour It Forward’ program is the latest in a rich history of fighting hunger, including Kroger’sBringing Hope to the Table initiative, an ongoing hunger-relief program that helps bring much needed funds to Feeding America food banks nationwide. These funds help food banks purchase new trucks, refrigeration equipment, computers and other resources critical to their mission.

What You Can Do Today
Now through the end of September, the Kroger family of stores is inviting customers to ‘Pour It Forward’ by donating $1, $3 or $5 at check-out to help local families get the nutrient-rich milk they’re missing out on. Customers should check with their local stores for details. Donations are also collected at BringingHopeToTheTable.com/PourItForward. By entering your zip code, you can ensure that the milk is delivered to a local Feeding America food bank in your very own community.

About Kroger
Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs nearly 400,000 associates who serve customers in 2,626 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s.  The company also operates 780 convenience stores, 327 fine jewelry stores, 1,342 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S.  Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and community organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber’s Million Dollar Club.

About Feeding America
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate.  Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

About MilkPEP
The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C., is funded by the nation’s milk companies, who are committed to increasing fluid milk consumption. The MilkPEP Board runs the Milk Life campaign, a multi-faceted campaign designed to educate consumers about the powerful nutritional benefits of milk – with 9 essential nutrients, including high-quality protein, in each 8 ounce glass. For more information, go to milklife.com. Lowe Campbell Ewald is creative agency for the Milk Life campaign – from America’s milk companies.

SOURCE The Kroger Co.

Unata announced unprecedented 800% YOY growth based on new customer relationships

TORONTO,  2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Unata, the leading provider of 1-to-1 Omni-commerce solutions, today announced their unprecedented 800% YOY growth based on new customer relationships. Over the past months, Unata has announced implementations with grocers Lunds & Bylerly’s, Raley’s, Haggen and Lowes Foods, to name a few. More customer announcements will be made in Q4 and the forthcoming year.

Due to customer success, Unata has seen a growth of over 100% of its internal team during 2015, and will be investing even further as they plan to hire 15 additional employees for 15 new positions they hope to fill before the end of the year. To accommodate this expansion, Unata opens their doors today to a new, larger office space that has been custom designed to nurture collaboration and innovation — two of the company’s core values.

Unata has had three major technology releases this year that have made a dramatic impact to their platform, bringing strategic innovation to its core technology stack. The company will implement at least two further releases this year, and continue to execute on its aggressive technology roadmap, which is in part shaped by its retail partners.

This fall Unata will be attending TechFest Toronto, Pycon Canada and be one of the key sponsors supporting Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery Awards. Unata will also be hosting its own Client and Partner Summit on October 15 & 16, an event focused on the digital technology that impacts the future of the customer experience within Grocery. This conference will include full collaboration by retail partners on Unata’s platform Roadmap plan for 2016.

“We announced 500% YOY growth in May and since then our results have expanded. Our move to a newly designed office in Toronto is in celebration of and necessity to our 800% YOY growth and 100% internal employee growth year to date,” said Marc Faucher, Unata COO and CFO. “We are excited to be growing as rapidly as we are and are looking to continue this growth and success into Q4 and 2016 with our new customers and through a focus on innovation and design.”

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Die Migros und der M-Industriebetrieb Mifa AG gewinnen den Swiss Packaging Award in der Kategorie Nachhaltigkeit

ZURICH, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die Migros und der M-Industriebetrieb Mifa AG gewinnen den Swiss Packaging Award in der Kategorie Nachhaltigkeit. Die Fachjury hat sie für ihre innovativen Sprühflaschen von Reinigungsprodukten ausgezeichnet.

Ausgezeichnet: Migros gewinnt Swiss Packaging Award

Mit dem Award zeichnet das Schweizerische Verpackungsinstitut (SVI), die Dachorganisation der Schweizerischen Verpackungsindustrie, herausragende Leistungen im Verpackungswesen aus. Die Migros und das zur Mibelle Group gehörende Unternehmen Mifa AG haben mit der PET-Sprühflasche eine innovative und umweltfreundliche Verpackung für Reinigungsmittel entwickelt. Die Flaschen bestehen neu zu 100 Prozent aus rezykliertem PET. Dadurch kann viel neues PET und somit Erdöl eingespart werden. „Viel zu oft werden heute Kunststoffe zwar rezykliert, aber für weniger hochwertige Produkte eingesetzt. Die Mifa hingegen produziert ihre Flaschen in einem geschlossenen Kreislauf ohne Downcycling. Dies ist ein wichtiger Fortschritt in der Branche“, begründet Jurypräsident Stefan Jüde die Auszeichnung.

Die Sprühflaschen sind nicht nur umweltfreundlich, sie sind auch eine echte Innovation: Da der Farbton von wiederverwendetem PET-Material stark schwanken kann, war es für die Entwicklung eine besondere Herausforderung, die Flasche transparent ohne Verfärbung zu gestalten.

Engagement für ökologischere Verpackungen verstärkt
Im Rahmen ihres Nachhaltigkeitsprogramms „Generation M“ verspricht die Migros bis 2020 über 6000 Tonnen Verpackungsmaterial ökologisch zu optimieren. Die Sprühflaschen aus rezykliertem PET sind ein wichtiger Schritt, um das Ziel zu erreichen. Getreu dem Motto „Vermeiden – Vermindern – Verwerten“ setzt die Migros auf vielfältige Lösungen, um ihre Verpackungen umweltfreundlicher zu gestalten: Sie setzt weniger Verpackung ein, nutzt rezyklierte Materialien oder verpackt ihre Ware anders, beispielsweise in Beuteln anstatt Dosen. Erst Anfang Jahr hat die renommierte Ratingagentur Oekom Research die Migros-Gruppe als die weltweit nachhaltigste Detailhändlerin bewertet. Dieses gute Resultat basiert unter anderem auch auf ihrem Engagement für umweltfreundliche Verpackungen.

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Die Migros und der M-Industriebetrieb Mifa AG gewinnen den Swiss Packaging Award in der Kategorie Nachhaltigkeit

Die Migros und der M-Industriebetrieb Mifa AG gewinnen den Swiss Packaging Award in der Kategorie Nachhaltigkeit