Weis Markets joins Great American Milk Drive during Hunger Action Month™ in September as part of its 8th annual Fight Hunger campaign

The Great American Milk Drive helps fight hunger by providing milk, complete with high-quality protein, to families in need during Hunger Action MonthTM

SUNBURY, PA, 2015-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator is missing in Mid-Atlantic area food banks, and local children in need are missing out on the essential nutrients that milk provides. To help close the gap on this need, Weis Markets is joining the Great American Milk Drive during Hunger Action Month™ in September as part of its 8th annual Fight Hunger campaign.

“We are dedicated to the communities we serve, and doing our part to fight hunger within our communities,” said Richard Gunn, Weis Markets’ Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing. “Hunger Action Month is the perfect time for all of us to join the effort and support The Great American Milk Drive. We hope our customers will consider donating a gallon of milk through our Fight Hunger program when they visit their local Weis Markets throughout September.”

The second new feature to Weis Markets’ campaign is its new Fight Hunger reusable bag, which is on sale for $2. All proceeds from the sale of these bags will be donated to local Fight Hunger programs. Customers will be able to donate shelf-stable items, as well as purchase $2 and $4 vouchers during the checkout process. They can also round up their orders with 100 percent of the proceeds going to area food banks to help fill gaps in food supplies.

“More than 49 million Americans live in food insecure households, including 6 million children,” said Mr. Gunn. “The Great American Milk Drive and our Fight Hunger program gives our customers a practical way help more than 100 hunger organizations in their communities.”

Milk is Requested in Food Banks, Yet Missing
According to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a nationwide shortage because it is rarely donated, and local hunger groups are struggling to meet the demand. Although Americans are generous with canned and dry goods, milk is much harder to donate because it is perishable. Feeding America clients receive the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person per year.

The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever national program to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it most, is working to change that across the country. Since The Great American Milk Drive launched in 2014, more than 398,000 gallons – that’s more than 6.3 million servings – of milk have been donated to people who rely on the nation’s food banks to help supply their families with not only the food, but also the good nutrition they need.

What You Can Do Today
Visit your local Weis Markets and consider making a small donation at checkout to help deliver a gallon of nutrient-rich milk to a family in need in your community. For each $2.00 donation, customers will receive a special Fight Hunger reusable shopping bag and for each $4.00 donation, the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association will donate one gallon of milk to The Great American Milk Drive. If you are unable to donate in-store, you can donate at milklife.com/give. Entering your zip code ensures your donation is delivered to the food bank that serves your community.

In addition, throughout September, for every share of this Great American Milk Drive image tagged with #MilkDrive, a one-gallon donation will be made to one of the 200 food banks served by Feeding America.

Check out the milk social channels, Facebook.com/milk and @MilkLife on Twitter for additional information and Great American Milk Drive success stories. Please visit Facebook.com/WeisMarkets or WeisMarkets.com for more information on Fight Hunger.

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About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 163 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.

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.

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Schnuck Markets: recall on one lot of Schnucks Authentic Flour Tortillas

Product may contain metal fragments

St. Louis, Missouri, 2015-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Schnuck Markets has issued a recall on one lot of Schnucks Authentic Flour Tortillas because the product may contain metal fragments. Schnucks became aware of the issue after a customer returned the product to a store; however, to date, there have been no reports of illness or injury associated with consumption of this product.

Customers are urged to check their refrigerators for:

Schnucks Authentic Flour Tortillas

10 count

UPC: 04131857054

Date: Dec 3, 2015

Schnucks customers may return the specified product to their nearest store for a full refund or exchange. Those with questions should contact the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

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Media Contact: Paul Simon
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com

SOURCE: Schnucks

Kohl’s Department Stores: LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection will debut at 7 p.m. ET tonight

Shoppable livestream on LCRunway.com offers all-access pass to fashion show starting at 7 p.m. ET

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., 2015-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) announced the LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection will debut at 7 p.m. ET tonight. A shoppable livestream at LCRunway.com will give viewers across the country their own New York Fashion Week runway show experience. Exclusive online content includes a special peek at the red carpet, runway and behind-the-scenes access, as well as the opportunity to purchase pieces from the collection online immediately after the show.

“Not only am I thrilled to debut this beautiful collection on the runway, I am excited to give everyone a front-row seat to the show and make the pieces immediately available through a shoppable livestream,” said Lauren Conrad. “I wanted to make this experience something every woman could be a part of and Kohl’s shared my vision every step of the way.”

Before the live runway event, beginning at 6 p.m. ET, tune in to see what’s happening backstage, see who’s wearing what and catch exclusive celebrity interviews. Lauren (@LCLaurenConrad), television personality and creator of TheLoDown.com Lo Bosworth (@LoBosworth) and blogger Liz Cherkasova(@LateAfternoon) from Late Afternoon will share their first-hand experiences using Periscope, a mobile app that streams live video broadcasts to followers around the world. Through the app users can chat and comment live with others watching the stream.

Following Lauren’s signature aesthetic of clean, polished and pretty, the Runway capsule includes styles not yet seen from the LC Lauren Conrad brand like high-waisted trousers, faux fur vests, novelty outerwear, as well as cocktail dresses. Pieces are layered with soft, frosted gray, rose gold metallics and dip-dyed hues of forest green and sage, inspired by the mystery and enchantment of the forest. Sprinkled with Victorian detailing to capture a youthful sense of sophistication, the collection tells a story of a modern day fairytale. Lace, crochet, florals, embellishment, tulle and sequins provide depth and personality to the collection’s dresses, skirts, blouses, jumpsuits, jackets and pants, while supple, pastel leather lends softness to the line’s handbags.

“Lauren has created a collection of elegant, runworthy-worthy pieces with thoughtful details that we are thrilled to share with our customers,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief merchandising and customer officer. “Even with the introduction of beautiful fabrics and intricate detailing, the collection remains affordable for our savvy shopper.”

The LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection includes apparel, shoes, jewelry and sunglasses priced from$12 to $200 and handbags priced from $120 to $300. Each item in the assortment is designed by Lauren Conrad for a collection inspired by her style and will be available for a limited-time in-store and online at Kohls.com.

Following the show, the full collection will be available at LCRunway.com and Kohls.com. Select styles available in Kohl’s stores on Thursday, September 10 with new styles continuing to hit stores until December.

About Kohl’s
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,164 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised more than $274 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

Connect with Kohl’s:

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Kohl’s intends forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “anticipates,” “plans,” or similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause Kohl’sactual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to those described in Item 1A in Kohl’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is expressly incorporated herein by reference, and other factors as may periodically be described in Kohl’s filings with the SEC.

Source: Kohl’s

Kohl’s
Desta Davis
Senior Manager, Public Relations
Ph: 262-703-3854
Email: Desta.Davis@Kohls.com

McDonald’s will fully transition to cage-free eggs for its nearly 16,000 restaurants in US and Canada

McDonald’s USA and Canada to Source 100 Percent Cage-Free Eggs Within 10 Years

OAK BROOK, IL, 2015-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — To meet consumers’ changing expectations and preferences, McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) today announced that it will fully transition to cage-free eggs for its nearly 16,000 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada over the next 10 years.

“Our customers are increasingly interested in knowing more about their food and where it comes from,” said McDonald’s USA President Mike Andres. “Our decision to source only cage-free eggs reinforces the focus we place on food quality and our menu to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations.”

“We’re proud of the work we’re doing with farmers and suppliers to advance environmentally and socially conscious practices for the animals in our supply chain,” said Marion Gross, senior vice president and Chief Supply Chain Officer of McDonald’s North America. “This is a bold move and we’re confident in our ability to provide a quality, safe, and consistent supply.”

On an annual basis, McDonald’s USA purchases approximately two billion eggs and McDonald’s Canada purchases 120 million eggs to serve on its breakfast menus, which includes popular breakfast sandwiches, such as the Egg McMuffin and Egg White Delight. Since 2011, McDonald’s USA has been purchasing more than 13 million cage-free eggs annually.

“Animal welfare has always been important to us and our customers,” added Gross. “Today’s announcement is another big milestone building on our work with industry experts and suppliers to improve the treatment of animals.”

Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, a family-owned and operated farm in Michigan, has worked with McDonald’s for decades to supply nutritious eggs. “Cage-free systems play an important role in our work to keep hens healthy and meet the growing consumer demand for responsibly-sourced food,” said Greg Herbruck, executive vice president of Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch. “We welcome McDonald’s actions to continue these efforts and are pleased to join them in sourcing cage-free eggs across their supply chain. We continue embracing new technologies and strategies to ensure our hens are well-cared for.”

In 2000, McDonald’s USA was the first food service company to adopt a standard for hen housing systems, which provided more space per bird than the industry standard. In 2010, the company initiated research with the Coalition for a Sustainable Egg Supply to better understand the impact of various hen housing systems on animal health and welfare, the environment, worker health, food safety and food affordability. This research provided important insights into the trade-offs of various housing systems for the company to make informed sourcing decisions.

Today’s news follows other actions announced this year by McDonald’s USA to source only chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine by 2017 and to offer milk jugs of low-fat white milk and fat-free chocolate milk from cows that have not been treated with rbST, an artificial growth hormone.

In addition, McDonald’s USA introduced the Artisan Grilled Chicken patty, seasoned with simple, everyday ingredients and introduced a new contemporary salad blend of romaine, baby spinach and baby kale. McDonald’s is also moving from liquid margarine to real butter on English muffins, biscuits and bagels on the breakfast menu and has introduced a new Buttermilk Crispy Chicken, which uses real buttermilk in the breading. McDonald’s Canada introduced a salad leaf blend, including baby kale, in its three chef-inspired contemporary salads in May 2015.

ABOUT MCDONALD’S USA
McDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 25 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter @McDonalds and Facebook www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.

ABOUT MCDONALD’S CANADA
McDonald’s is the leading foodservice company in the world. McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited and its Canadian franchisees own and operate more than 1,400 restaurants with more than 85,000 employees from coast-to-coast. Approximately 80 per cent of McDonald’s Canadian restaurants are locally owned and operated by independent entrepreneurs. For more information about McDonald’s Canada, visit www.mcdonalds.ca or follow us on Twitter (@McD_Canada), Facebook (Facebook.com/McDonaldscanada) and Instagram (Instagram.com/mcdonaldscanada) for updates on our business, promotions and menu items.

MEDIA:
Becca Hary
630-623-7293
becca.hary@us.mcd.com

Lisa McComb
630-623-3707
lisa.mccomb@us.mcd.com

Save Mart CARES Foundation donates $5,000 to Sacramento Children’s Museum

Rancho Cordova, CA, 2015-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Save Mart CARES Foundation is pleased to announce a donation of $5,000 to the Sacramento Children’s Museum. The grant will support “Leo’s Market Brought To You by Save Mart Supermarkets,” a new exhibit inside the museum built to look like a mini Save Mart store.

Kids will be able to “shop” with Save Mart shopping carts and “buy” Save Mart’s private label products, Sunny Select and Sunnyside Farms, and California-grown produce, just like the adults at a real Save Mart store. If kids want to be grocery store workers or managers, Save Mart aprons are available for them to wear and be a cashier, a boss or anyone they want to be.

“Grocery stores play an integral part of a neighborhood. It’s important to teach children how to shop and choose healthy foods,” said John Biggs, Store Manager at the Save Mart store on Folsom Blvd. “We’re proud to provide a great learning environment for that.”

The Save Mart CARES Foundation stands for: Community, Arts, Recreation, Education and Sports. Last year, it donated nearly $200,000 to organizations that aim to improve communities under those categories.

“Through the Save Mart grant, we’re able to encourage young children to learn by imagining and doing,” said Sharon Stone Smith, the museum’s Executive Director.

The Sacramento Children’s Museum, located at 2701 Prospect Park Drive in Rancho Cordova, is open every day but Monday.

For information about a Save Mart CARES grant, please visit our website: www.SaveMart.com.

For more information, please contact Nannette Miranda at 925.833.6136

To shoot b-roll/pictures inside the museum, please contact the museum at 916.638.7225

Save Mart Supermarkets: Kraft Singles and Kraft Deli Deluxe Recall

Modesto, CA, 2015-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Product Recall Extension: Kraft Singles

The following Kraft product is being voluntarily recalled due to potential choking hazard:

Item Description     Pack Size     Best By Date      UPC Code
1 LB Kraft Singles
(24 individually wrapped singles)
1 lb pkg January 24, 2016 S54
through
February 16, 2016 S54ANDJanuary 24, 2016 S55
through
February 16, 2016 S55
0 2100061526 1
3 LB Kraft Singles American
(72 individually wrapped singles)
3 lb pkg December 9, 2015 S54
through
February 19, 2016 S54ANDDecember 9, 2015 S55
through
February 19, 2016 S55
 0 2100060491 3

 

Customers who purchased any of these products may return the unused portion to the store where the product was purchased for a full refund. Customers who have any questions about the recall may contact Kraft Foods Customer Service directly at (877) 535-5666, or contact Save Mart Supermarkets Consumer Relations at (800) 692-5710.

SOURCE: FoodMaxx Supermarkets

CVS Health study evaluates the impact of narrow pharmacy networks on medication adherence

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) Research Institute study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine is the first to evaluate the impact of narrow pharmacy networks on medication adherence. The analysis showed that this approach, which incentivizes plan members to use specific in-network pharmacies, is associated with improved medication adherence. In addition, the researchers observed an even greater impact on adherence when there were 90-day prescription programs also in place. Narrow networks have previously been criticized for limiting access and adversely impacting medication adherence.

“There are few opportunities in health care when we can improve both quality of care and health outcomes while helping to manage health care costs,” said William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS, senior vice president and Chief Scientific Officer, CVS Health and a study author. “This first-of-its-kind study suggests that narrow networks may be one such opportunity by providing clear evidence that these networks – already an established cost management strategy – also help optimize members’ adherence.”

The researchers reviewed de-identified pharmacy claims data for more than 200,000 patients on chronic therapies to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and depression over a 12-month period. These patients received prescription drug coverage through CVS/caremark, the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) business of CVS Health. The study found that those patients in commercial drug plans with narrow pharmacy networks had improved medication adherence as indicated by their medication possession ratio (MPR), which measures patients’ available medication on hand over time and is commonly used as an indication of adherence. The researchers also found that if 90-day prescription programs, where patients receive a three-month supply of their chronic medication prescription during one pharmacy visit, were used in conjunction with a narrow network there was an even greater improvement in members’ adherence.

As a pharmacy innovation company, CVS Health is focused on improving health outcomes while lowering costs for CVS/caremark PBM clients and their members. In recent years, narrow and preferred pharmacy network strategies have become more prevalent as ways  to help manage rising pharmacy costs and are a widely used feature of government-sponsored, Exchange and commercial health plans. However, their impact  on patient health outcomes and quality of care had not previously been established. Concerns have also been raised that these networks may adversely affect medication adherence by reducing members’ geographic access to pharmacy care and choice. Many government-sponsored plans address this concern by requiring plan sponsors to have in-network retail pharmacies within close proximity of members’ residences. In addition, independent research shows that the majority of Medicare beneficiaries are satisfied with their preferred pharmacy network plan reporting that the in-network pharmacies are conveniently located.

“Despite common concerns that narrow pharmacy networks reduce access, we believe they can actually help encourage plan members to establish a pharmacy home where patients with chronic diseases can receive coordinated care and effective medication adherence support,” added Dr. Shrank. “This research suggests that narrow networks are one more way we can help encourage medication adherence and have an even greater impact as we help people on their path to better health.”

Research shows that half of people who have long-term prescriptions for chronic conditions do not take their medicines as prescribed, costing the U.S. nearly $300 billion and tens of thousands of lives each year. In addition to PBM plan designs that promote adherence and cost-savings, CVS Health is building a range of programs across the enterprise to meet the various challenges individual patients face when taking their medications. These include programs that synchronize prescription pick-up for patients with multiple medications, comprehensive medication reviews to help identify potential safety issues and adherence-improving interventions that can be delivered at the retail pharmacy, via digital tools and at the patient’s home.

The CVS Health Research Institute is focused on contributing to the body of scientific knowledge related to pharmacy and health care through research collaborations with external academic institutions, participation in federally-funded research, analysis and sharing of CVS Health data sources and coordination of pilot programs and initiatives. CVS Health Research Institute findings support a continuous quality improvement environment, which encourages product innovation and development to benefit CVS Health patients, clients and their members.

For more detail on the data, please visit the following link.

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 www.cvshealth.com.

SOURCE: CVS Health

SSP won five year £23 million valued deal to operate three outlets at Brisbane Airport

LONDON, 2015-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has won a five year deal valued at approximately £23 million (50 million AUD) to operate three outlets at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal.

The outlets include locally popular pan-Asian eatery Chop Chop Chang’s, leading American burger brand Carl’s Jr., and SSP’s bespoke concept The Marketplace, which has been designed to reflect the vibrancy of Brisbane’s unique food and art scenes. The Marketplace is scheduled to open in October 2015, and Chop Chop Chang’s and Carl’s Jr. will begin trading in mid-2016.

Today’s announcement follows the signing of a deal valued at approximately £3 million (6 million AUD) in May to operate the renowned Queensland coffee shop Fonzie Abbott, and an £18 million (approximately 38 million AUD) contract which saw the company open Vietnamese street food concept Roll’d and Australian bakery brand Pie Face earlier this year.

These new outlets will take the total number of units operated by SSP in Brisbane Airport to six, making it the company’s most important Australian location after Sydney. It consolidates SSP’s position and builds on the company’s recent successes across the region. It also demonstrates that the company is competitive in the domestic terminal sector, which is an important part of the Australian airport sector.

Commenting on the deal, Chris Rayner, CEO of SSP Asia Pacific said, “We have been working with Brisbane Airport for some time to understand how to deliver their vision. Our extensive research into the local market has enabled us to create an offer that encapsulates the true character of Brisbane and will help the airport to achieve its aspirations. By mixing the familiar in Chop Chop Chang’s, Roll’d, Pie Face and Fonzie Abbott, with the new in Carl’s Jr, and the tailored in The Marketplace, we have a selection of concepts that will add real excitement to the terminal.”

Andrew Brodie, general manager, aviation and retail management at Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), welcomed SSP to the BAC family, adding, “SSP has worked extremely hard to bring point of difference food and beverage retailers to Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal and will ensure quality products that offer a unique and a memorable experience. We have no doubt travellers will embrace the new outlets.”

“We are so pleased to partner with SSP to bring our premium, quality-driven, California-style burgers to Brisbane,” said Ned Lyerly, president of international at CKE restaurants, which owns the Carl’s Jr. brand. “This new airport location serves as a unique gateway to Australians as well as a wide variety of international travellers.”

 

The full brand line-up is as follows:

·      Chop Chop Chang’s fuses the very best of Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Japanese and Laotian cuisines. Highlights on the menu range from caramelised chilli lime cashews to twice-cooked sticky beef ribs. Owner Brett Nolan developed the menu together with chef Paul Blain. Paul started his career in Thai cooking in Sydney with internationally renowned chef David Thompson at the Darley Street Thai, one of Australia’s most highly regarded Thai restaurants.

·      This marks the Australian debut for Carl’s Jr., an American brand that stands apart from other burger restaurants by offering freshly prepared, high-quality menu items, including its famous 100 per-cent Black Angus Beef Thickburgers® served on Fresh Baked Buns, Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders™, Hand-Scooped Ice Cream Shakes™ and Made-From-Scratch Biscuits. Carl’s Jr. and its iconic smiling Happy Star® logo have been U.S.  favourites for more than 70 years. Carl’s Jr. and its sister-chain, Hardee’s® has grown to more than 3,500 units in more than 35 countries worldwide.

·      The Marketplace, with its open space and buzzing selection of stalls, brings a fresh and fun atmosphere reminiscent of the markets to which Brisbanians flock each weekend. Customers will enjoy a modern menu packed with local flavours.

·      Fonzie Abbott, with walls adorned with coffee-making paraphernalia and teams of highly skilled baristas, is a haven for lovers of great coffee. The first outlet on Racecourse Road Brisbane opened to a flurry of excitement and the brand’s great coffee means it’s just as popular in the city today.

·      At Roll’d, customers can enjoy hawker-stall favourites from the streets of Vietnam, and other Vietnamese classics that have been enjoyed at tables across the country for generations. Among the dishes on offer are rice paper rolls, pho noodle soup, pickled salads and Roll’d’s famous banh mi rolls.

·      The humble meat pie has been an Aussie favourite for many years, and Pie Face has been a much-loved pie brand since it launched in 2003. Using only premium ingredients combined with French-style light and flaky puff pastry, Pie Face can now be found in five countries.

If you have a press enquiry, please call Clare Williams at Templemere Public Relations on +44 (0) 1483 243 546 or press.office@ssp-intl.com

SOURCE: SSP Group plc

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Migros: Mit Suisse Mania die Schweiz entdecken

ZURICH, 2015-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mit der diesjährigen Sammelaktion „Suisse Mania“ lädt die Migros Gross und Klein auf eine Entdeckungsreise durch die Schweiz ein. Zu den neuen Mini-Sammelobjekten zählen historische Bauten, weltbekannte Naturschönheiten, spektakuläre Konstruktionen aber auch spezielle Migros-Betriebe – kurz Sehenswürdigkeiten, über die es viel Wissenswertes zu erfahren gibt. Begleitend dazu bietet die Migros ein informatives Sammelalbum für die Sticker an und ein grossformatiges Brettspiel für die ganze Familie. An wöchentlichen Wettbewerben warten attraktive Preise, darunter Heissluftballonfahrten, die es den Gewinnern ermöglichen, die Schweiz aus der Vogelperspektive zu entdecken. Dies und vieles mehr bietet die Migros während sieben Wochen vom 8. September bis 26. Oktober 2015. Mehr dazu unter www.suissemania.ch.

Viele Sehenswürdigkeiten, wie das Bundeshaus oder die Kappelbrücke sind bestens bekannt. Aber wie steht es mit der Monte Rosa Hütte, dem Hammetschwand-Lift, dem Forschungszentrum Cern? Zu den insgesamt 54 Sammelobjekten der Suisse Mania zählen eindrucksvolle Sehenswürdigkeiten aus allen Regionen der Schweiz. Darunter befinden sich auch einige Migros-Objekte, wie etwa die Mifroma, wo der Käse in einer Sandsteinhöhle reifen kann. Die Mini-Sehenswürdigkeiten aus Plastik, verpackt in einem Sachet mit Sticker gibt es bereits ab einem Einkauf von 20 Franken in allen Filialen und Fachmärkten der Migros sowie bei LeShop und in den Migros-Restaurants.

Informatives Sammelalbum und Familienspiel
Das Sammelalbum für die Sticker bietet spannende Hintergrundinformationen zu über fünfzig Sehenswürdigkeiten in den verschiedenen Kantonen. Ausserdem verrät es den Lesern auch, was die einzelnen Kantone so besonders macht, beispielsweise welche Speisen zu deren Spezialitäten zählen oder was für Feste wann gefeiert werden. Zahlen und Faken runden das Bild über die Kantone ab.

Ein in Esstischgrösse aufklappbares solides Spielbrett mit zwei unterschiedlich anspruchsvollen Spielvarianten verspricht bei dieser Mania vergnügliche Stunden für die ganze Familie. Das Spiel mit den Wissenskarten über die Schweiz wird dabei auch Erwachsene herausfordern und lange Herbst- und Winterabende verkürzen. Die Spielbox dient gleichzeitig der Aufbewahrung der Sammelobjekte.

Attraktives Suisse Mania-Rahmenprogramm
Während den sieben Mania-Wochen bietet die Migros ein breitangelegtes Rahmenprogramm. Wer sich auf www.suissemania.chbegibt, steigt in einen virtuellen Heissluftballon ein und reist so durch die 3D-Schweiz. Dabei können alle Suisse-Mania-Sehenswürdigkeiten angesteuert werden über die ein Erzähler Wissenswertes erläutert. Jeder, der sich auf der Webseite registriert, nimmt automatisch an der Suisse Mania-Verlosung teil. Ausserdem gibt es jede Woche für die Mania-Fans eine Aufgabe zu lösen, die eine Teilnahme am Wettbewerb ermöglicht. Dabei können Preise im Wert von über 35’000 Franken gewonnen werden. Darin enthalten sind 21 echte Ballonfahrten für zwei Personen, Migros-Einkaufsgutscheine und der Hauptpreis „ein Jahr gratis in der Migros einkaufen“. Zum Rahmenprogramm zählen wiederum Roadshows inklusiver Spiel- und Bastelmöglichkeiten für die Kinder an verschiedenen Migros-Standorten in der Schweiz und Tauschbörsen in den Migros Restaurants. Detaillierte Infos über alle Aktivitäten werden laufend auf www.suissemania.ch publiziert.

Die Migros wünscht allen Kunden spannende sieben Mania Wochen und damit verbunden, Lust die Schweiz neu zu entdecken.

Für weitere Informationen

Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund
Mediensprecherin
Monika Weibel

Tel.044 277 20 63
Fax044 277 23 33
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TravelPharm is the winner of Auckland Airport’s 2015 Retailer of the Year Award

Auckland Airport announced overnight that TravelPharm is the winner of its 2015 Retailer of the Year Award. 

Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-9-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Richard Barker, Auckland Airport’s general manager – retail and commercial, says, “Auckland Airport is committed to providing passengers with a shopping experience that represents the very best of New Zealand and the world. Our annual retail awards recognise excellence in everything from customer experience to product development, sales performance, marketing and business innovation.”

“TravelPharm is a family-owned New Zealand company specialising in health supplements and organic, natural skincare products. There are three stores in our international terminal, which achieved average sales growth of more than 30% off a very high base in the past year, and there is one store in the domestic terminal. TravelPharm staff are highly motivated and have excellent product knowledge. Their foreign language skills enable them to focus on our rapidly growing Chinese passenger market, and the company management has outstanding relationships with each of the brands they sell. TravelPharm also launched and successfully operates our Casio G-Factory store in the international terminal.”

“It has been an exciting 12 months in retail for Auckland Airport. We have introduced exciting new local and international brands, as well as two new world-class and innovative duty free operators – The Loop Duty Free and Aelia Duty Free.”

“We will continue to improve the range of products available to our travellers in the year ahead, and we are already in discussion with a number of local and international retailers who are keen to bring their stores to the airport when we complete the expansion of our international departure area in late-2017,” says Mr Barker.

In addition to the 2015 Retailer of the Year Award, the following retail excellence awards were announced at the gala dinner and ceremony in Auckland overnight:

Best Food and Beverage Retailer Award, International Terminal – Hayama Kiosk
Best Specialty Major Retailer Award, International Terminal – TravelPharm
Best Specialty Boutique Retailer Award, International Terminal – 1Above
Best Food and Beverage Retailer Award, Domestic Terminal – Shaky Isles
Best Specialty Retailer Award, Domestic Terminal – Hub Convenience
Customer Service Excellence Award, International/Domestic Terminal – Flight Bar
Marketing Initiatives Award – Comvita
General Manager’s Retail Achievement Award – Yong Lee, Kiwi Discovery
Most Valued Player Award – Minoru Yamazaki, Hayama / Silk Road

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For further information please contact:

Simon Lambourne
+64 27 477 6120
simon.lambourne@aucklandairport.co.nz

SOURCE: Auckland Airport