Fresh Market stores, Utah Highway Safety Office partner on public safety education campaign aimed at parents

Fresh Market grocery stores partner with the Utah Highway Safety Office and state safety advocates to share important messages about the correct car seats for young children.

Salt Lake City, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, child safety seats and booster seats reduce the risk of death in passenger vehicles by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers ages 1 to 4.

To help parents ensure their kids are in the right car seat, the Utah Highway Safety Office and Fresh Market stores have partnered on a public safety education campaign aimed at parents. During Child Passenger Safety Week (September 13-19), Fresh Market stores throughout Utah will feature educational signage and special tools that help parents understand how to select and install the right car seat for their children.

On Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., Utah Highway Safety officials, Associated Food Stores’ leadership and state safety advocates will gather at the Fresh Market store located at 4530 S. Highland Drive in Salt Lake City, Utah to formally present the safety campaign and share related information to help protect Utah’s youngest passengers. Speakers include Officer Michael Millett of West Valley City, Breeana and Gisselle Burt, a mother and daughter who survived a crash, and a representative from Associated Food stores.

Beginning September 13, a custom-designed height and weight chart will greet parents who enter Fresh Market stores. The charts provide simple, but vital measurements that will educate parents on the appropriate car seat for their small children. “We understand the need to keep Utah kids safe,” shares Sarah Pettit from Associated Food Stores. “We are proud to partner with Utah Highway Safety on this initiative, and we urge our guests to take a moment to consider the safety messages-and make the necessary adjustments to keep their kids in the appropriate car seat.”

To further enhance the safety message, all supporting Fresh Market locations will display hanging graphics that remind parents that 3 out of 4 car seats in Utah are installed incorrectly. Additional signage on shopping carts throughout the stores will provide further details about the four steps for kids’ car seats that address rear-facing car seats, forward-facing car seats, booster seats and seat belts. “Choosing the right size seat and making sure it’s installed correctly are critical,” shares Utah Highway Patrol, Colonel Daniel Fuhr. “Utah has dedicated child passenger safety technicians available year-round who can help parents make sure their children are as safe and secure as possible every time they get in their vehicle.”

During Child Passenger Safety Week, certified safety technicians will be offering free car seat inspections statewide, further providing parents and caregivers an opportunity to better understand which car seat is appropriate for their children and how to install it correctly. There will be a car seat checkpoint executed by certified technicians at Fresh Market’s Murray store located at 5632 South 900 East on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Visitclickitutah.org for a list of events throughout Utah or to find a car seat inspection station near you.

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About Associated Retail Operations
Associated Retail Operations is a group of corporate stores owned by Associated Food Stores, an independent retailer-owned warehouse based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The corporate stores operate under five different banners: Macey’s, Fresh Market, Dan’s, Lin’s and Dick’s Markets. Learn more about Associated Retail Operations by visiting their websites: maceys.com,freshmarketstores.com, dansfoods.com, linsmarketplace.com, dicksmarket.com. Associated Food Stores can be found at afstores.com.

Media Contacts 

Steve Wright
R&R Partners
801-531-6877
steve.wright@rrpartners.com

Keri Gibson
Utah Highway Safety
801-243-7571
kgibson@utah.gov

Darty Q1 Trading Statement: Continued market outperformance in France and improving cash position

Continued market outperformance in France and improving cash position

LONDON, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Darty plc today announces first quarter trading for the period 1 May 2015 to 31 July 2015, based on unaudited management accounts.

Summary

  • Successful summer sales and excellent growth in white goods
  • Continued market outperformance in France with like-for-like sales up 1.1 per cent and in Belgium with a return to positive like-for-like sales
  • Focus on working capital delivered a €65 million year on year reduction in net debt at the end of July
  • Improvement in underlying gross margin in this quarter; up 30 basis points for the Group and 60 basis points in France
  • Netherlands impacted by new warehouse systems implementation, impacting product availability, with a double digit decline in like-for-like sales
  • Mistergooddeal.com integration into Darty completed, with an expected continued negative impact on sales performance. On track to be approaching break even this financial year
  • Vanden Borre to open up to 50 franchise kitchen stores in Belgium. First store to open in the first half of 2016

Q1 revenue change (3 months to 31 July)

Total Like-for-like*
France (0.4)% 1.1%
Belgium and the Netherlands 0.5% (5.0)%
Total (0.2)% (0.3)%

* excluding Mistergooddeal.com

Régis Schultz, Chief Executive, commented:

“We continued to outperform the market in France with Darty’s total revenue up 2.4 per cent and like-for-like sales up 1.1 per cent, and Belgium delivered a positive like-for-like sales performance. We performed very well in the summer sales and maximised the benefit from the warm weather with strong white goods sales, off-setting the anticipated weak vision sales compared to the World Cup campaign of last year. Our market leadership position and leading customer services offer continued to benefit our customers, enabling us to be first to market with Windows 10 products.

“Whilst our markets remain challenging, particularly in multimedia, we were well prepared for the “back to school” period with better product availability than last year and we are now seeing strong vision sales ahead of the rugby World Cup. With trading momentum in France, continuation of our growth and cost initiatives plus an improving average cash position we are well placed for the rest of the year.”

Continuing Group

Total Group revenue was up 2.0 per cent and down 0.2 per cent including Mistergooddeal.com. Like-for-like sales fell by 0.3 per cent and by 2.5 per cent including Mistergooddeal.com. We saw strong sales in white goods, benefitting from weather related purchases of refrigeration and air conditioning products, and further strong growth in Communication. As expected, Vision sales declined against a successful football World Cup campaign last year and the multimedia market remained weak, with the introduction of Windows 10 only occurring at the end of the period.

Our web-generated sales continued to grow, up over 13 per cent excluding Mistergooddeal.com, now representing over 16 per cent of total product sales. Group gross margin saw an improving trend and was broadly flat for the period, including a positive impact of around 30 basis points from Mistergooddeal.com and a dilutive impact of around 60 basis points from the franchise business.

France

Darty continued to outperform the market, with total revenue up 2.4 per cent and like-for-like sales up 1.1 per cent, excluding Mistergooddeal.com. In addition to the warm weather benefit to white goods demand, the summer sale was a success with revenue from sale specific products nearly doubling compared to last year.

Darty’s web-generated sales grew nearly 10 per cent to over 16 per cent of total product sales. This was driven by strong growth in click and collect sales, which increased from 16 per cent to 27 per cent of web sales. Overall gross margin for France was up 20 basis points, with underlying gross margin up around 60 basis points. This reflected a positive mix effect from the strong sale of white goods, with Mistergooddeal.com having a positive impact of around 40 basis points and the franchise business having a dilutive impact of around 80 basis points.

The integration of Mistergooddeal.com into the main Darty operations was completed as planned during the period with an expected continued negative impact on sales performance, albeit on an improving trend. We saw an improvement in gross margin as we rationalised the product range and introduced our own sourced products. We are on track to be approaching break even this financial year as planned.

Belgium and the Netherlands

At Vanden Borre in Belgium and BCC in the Netherlands overall revenue was up 0.5 per cent and like-for-like sales were down 5.0 per cent. Web-generated sales continued to grow strongly, up over 32 per cent, to over 14 per cent of total product sales. Overall gross margin was down 50 basis points.

Vanden Borre saw a return to positive like-for-like sales, with enhanced delivery options continuing to improve web sales, but saw some gross margin pressure from competitive market conditions. In partnership with European leader, FBD, Vanden Borre is to create a franchised network of around 50 Vanden Borre kitchen stores. The first store will open in the first half of 2016.

Gross margin continued to improve at BCC, but revenue declined due to major disruption from the implementation of a new warehouse system, which impacted product availability. As a result, the first half retail loss at BCC is expected to be greater than last year.

Financial position

A cash enhancement programme was launched during the quarter with the aim of optimising working capital. Our objective is to reduce average net debt by around €50 million over the year. The programme is off to a good start with net debt already down by €65 million year on year at the end of July.

Restatement of financial statements for the six months ended 30 October 2014

Two accounting treatments are possible for the business tax, CVAE (Cotisation sur la Valeur Ajoutée des Entreprises) – either as an operating expense or as income tax. In line with the treatment adopted by French retail listed peers the decision was taken to reclassify from an operational expense in the retail profit of the France reported segment, to income tax. CVAE was €5.3 million for the six months ended 31 October 2014.

In addition, having reviewed possible treatments under IAS19 Revised, retirement benefit scheme expenses of €0.7 million relating to the legacy UK pension scheme have been reclassified from finance costs to operating profit in line with most common practice. These costs have been reclassified as an operating cost, outside of retail profit, as they relate to Comet, a discontinued business.

Both the CVAE and IAS19 adjustments were first made for the last financial year for the 12 months to 30 April 2015.

In addition a new adjustment has been made relating to IFRIC21 (Levies). This clarifies that the triggering event for the recognition of a liability for levies (i.e. miscellaneous taxes, duties and other levies not within the scope of IAS 12) is determined by reference to the terms of the relevant legislation, regardless of the period used as the basis of calculation the levy. Consequently, a liability for payment of a levy cannot be recognised progressively in the interim financial statements if there is no present obligation at the interim reporting date. This interpretation has resulted in a €7.2 million benefit to the total operating profit for the six months to 31 October 2014, with an equal reduction to the total operating profit for the six months to 30 April 2015, and hence no impact on the total operating profit for the 12 months to 30 April 2015.

All three adjustments are expected to be of a similar amount for the six months ended 31 October 2015.

Restatement of the Group income statement for the six months ended 31 October 2014 is attached as an appendix to this announcement.

There will be a telephone conference call for analysts at 08.00 on 10 September 2015. Dial-in number: +44 (0) 20 3003 2666. A recording of this call will be made available after 10.00. Replay dial-in number: +44 (0) 20 8196 1998, Access Pin: 3613079#.

The Group will issue its Half Year Results on Thursday 10 December 2015.

 

Enquiries

Analysts
Darty plc
Simon Ward
+44 (0) 20 7269 1400

Media
UK
RLM Finsbury
Jenny Davey
+44 (0) 20 7251 3801

France
Le Public Système
Ségolène de Saint Martin
+33 1 41 34 23 31

 

About Darty plc
Darty group is a leading multi-channel service led electrical retailer operating over 400 stores and websites in three European countries. It generated an annual turnover of over €3.5 billion in 2014/15 through its operations of Darty and Mistergooddeal.com in France, Vanden Borre in Belgium and BCC in the Netherlands. Its ordinary shares are listed with the UK Listing Authority and trade on the market for listed securities on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol DRTY.L. It is also listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris.

For further information, please visit the company’s website, www.dartygroup.com.

Certain statements made in this announcement are forward looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any expected future results in forward looking statements. Unless otherwise required by applicable laws, regulations or accounting standards, Darty plc does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

SOURCE: Darty plc

Taubman Centers CEO Robert S. Taubman to present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Global Real Estate Conference

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) today announced that Robert S. Taubman, chairman, president and chief executive officer will participate in a company roundtable presentation to the investment community at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Global Real Estate Conference on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. EST. The presentation will be available via live webcast at http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/baml/realestate2015/id02202126007.cfm. An online replay will follow shortly after the presentation and be available at the same link until Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

About Taubman
Taubman Centers is an S&P MidCap 400 Real Estate Investment Trust engaged in the ownership, management and/or leasing of 22 regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. Taubman’s U.S.-owned properties are the most productive in the publicly held U.S. regional mall industry. Taubman is currently developing four properties in the U.S. and Asia totaling 4.1 million square feet. Founded in 1950, Taubman is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Taubman Asia, founded in 2005, is headquartered in Hong Kong. www.taubman.com.

For ease of use, references in this press release to “Taubman Centers,” “company,” “Taubman” or an operating platform mean Taubman Centers, Inc. and/or one or more of a number of separate, affiliated entities. Business is actually conducted by an affiliated entity rather than Taubman Centers, Inc. itself or the named operating platform.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements reflect management’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Actual results may differ materially from those expected because of various risks and uncertainties.You should review the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including “Risk Factors” in its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports, for a discussion of such risks and uncertainties.

Source: Taubman Centers, Inc.

Ryan Hurren, Taubman, Director, Investor Relations, 248-258-7232, rhurren@taubman.com

Morrisons to sell 140 M local convenience stores for £25m retail entrepreneur Mike Greene and Greybull Capital LLP

Bradford, England, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons has agreed to sell 140 M local convenience stores for a consideration of c. £25m in cash, to a team led by retail entrepreneur Mike Greene and backed by Greybull Capital LLP. Morrisons will retain five M local stores, which are either on forecourts or will be converted to small Morrisons supermarkets.

In March 2015, Morrisons announced a review of the M local business. That review concluded that M local would have required significant further investment in new sites, plus additional capital expenditure and lease commitments, to reach profitability. In the Board’s opinion, today’s sale announcement represents the best solution for Morrisons and will enable future Morrisons investment to be focused on core supermarkets.

Morrisons expects to incur a loss on disposal of around £30m. In addition, Morrisons retains a guarantee on individual lease obligations, which could revert to Morrisons if the new business does not succeed. The residual contingent liability in this event is estimated at up to £20m.

In 2014/15, the M local stores to be sold recorded an operating loss1 of £36m, and gross assets2 were £68m. For 2015/16, the stores’ budgeted operating loss1 was £23m.

David Potts, Morrisons CEO, said: “Convenience is a large and growing channel in UK food retailing. Morrisons learnt much from its entry into the market, but M local was unable to scale. However, we remain open to other opportunities in convenience in the future. I would like to thank all the Morrisons colleagues for their hard work and dedication to M local.”

Media contact
For all media enquiries call
0845 611 5111
Available 24 hours

Wincor Nixdorf to evaluate the new Windows 10 operating system immediately

PADERBORN, Germany, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, one of the leading Microsoft IT partners, is considering whether to upgrade to Windows 10 and will begin evaluating the new operating system immediately. On the basis of this evaluation, Wincor Nixdorf will formulate recommendations for the deployment of Windows 10 in both of the industries in which the company is active.

Wincor Nixdorf and Microsoft can look back on a successful business partnership stretching over many decades. “As one of the leading players in our markets, we want to guarantee our customers and the end users access to the latest technologies. To this end, we deploy the state-of-the-art, open software platforms that grant retailers and banks high system availability and protect their investments,” said Bernd Peters, Product Manager Platform Software at Wincor Nixdorf.

Press Contact

Press/Financial Press

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

Press/Trade Press

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

Trade Press

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

SOURCE: Wincor Nixdorf

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Myer becomes department store partner in Australia for TOPSHOP TOPMAN

Melbourne, Australia, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Myer CEO and Managing Director Richard Umbers today announced Myer has formed an exclusive partnership with TOPSHOP TOPMAN to become the brand’s department store partner in Australia.

“On the day we unveil our New Myer strategy, I am delighted to announce Myer has entered into an agreement which will bring this iconic British fashion brand to Myer’s customers,” Mr Umbers said.

“Today’s announcement is a powerful validation of Myer’s commitment to delivering inspiring brands and wonderful experiences as we set out to bring the love of shopping to life.”

In forming this partnership, Myer will make a 25% investment in the Australian TOPSHOP TOPMAN franchisee (Austradia Pty Ltd) with its seven existing TOPSHOP TOPMAN Australian stores, and will roll out concessions in more than 20 Myer stores, commencing from November 2015. This investment will enable Myer to share in the success of the future growth of TOPSHOP TOPMAN in Australia

“TOPSHOP TOPMAN is a wanted brand globally and fully aligned with our strategic objective to provide a sharper, more focused offer to our customers. The brand brings to Myer outstanding fashion and cutting-edge design for customers who appreciate up-to-the minute and affordable fashion,” Mr Umbers said.

TOPSHOP and TOPMAN in-store concession spaces will play a key role in giving Myer’s customers a unique shopping experience in Myer stores, similar to that which is already enjoyed by other leading department stores around the world, including Nordstrom and Selfridges.

Hilton Seskin, Chairman of TOPSHOP TOPMAN Australia said, “TOPSHOP and TOPMAN will offer the Myer customer a different experience, delivering fresh new product into store twice a week. TOPSHOP is the only high street fashion brand to show on the official schedule of London Fashion Week, which validates and continually asserts our position as the global fashion authority.

“This is a very exciting time for our company to take this great proposition to Myer’s customers. The Myer partnership brings scale to the business within the Australian market. The international design team from TOPSHOP TOPMAN UK ensures seasonally relevant, constantly updated product that reflects the local market’s demand for global trends direct from the runway.

About Austradia Pty Ltd
Austradia is the exclusive franchisee of TOPSHOP TOPMAN in Australia, founded by successful retailer and Rebel Sport founder, Hilton Seskin. Austradia currently operates seven standalone stores in Australia, three in Melbourne, two in Sydney and one in each of Brisbane and Perth, which have driven 35% per annum growth over the past two years.

About Arcadia Group Limited
Arcadia Group is a leading British retailing company which owns a number of globally recognised fashion brands including TOPSHOP TOPMAN, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Outfit and Wallis and is owned by Sir Philip Green and associates.

Flagstaff Partners and King & Wood Mallesons acted as financial and legal advisers to Myer.

For further information please contact:
Rhys Ryan, Interim General Manager Corporate Affairs and Media, +61 (0) 427 227 719
Mel Ward, Corporate Affairs Manager, +61 (3) 8667 7596 or +61 (0) 438 101 078
Adriana Glass, EVHPR for TOPSHOP TOPMAN, +61 2 9358 0600 or + 61 (0) 404 642 927

CBRE Group named top global real estate advisory firm in 2015 Euromoney Real Estate Awards

Los Angeles, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) has been named the top global real estate advisory firm in the 2015 Euromoney Real Estate Awards. CBRE has now achieved the top award for four consecutive years and eight times since the real estate awards program launched 11 years ago. Globally, CBRE was also ranked highest overall in the Sales/Leasing and Valuation categories.

In addition to the global awards, CBRE was named as the leading real estate advisory firm in Western Europe, North America, Latin America and Africa and in 20 individual countries.

Euromoney, a leading international finance publication, annually surveys the opinions of real estate advisors, developers, investment managers, corporate end-users and banks worldwide to determine the best providers of real estate services. Industry professionals from more than 160 countries participated in this year’s survey.

Bob Sulentic, President & Chief Executive Officer, CBRE, commented:

“It is a great honor to be so consistently recognized by our clients and industry peers for excellence across the globe. This is a significant motivation for us to continue our strategy of investing in people, platform and technology to ensure we provide world-class advice and execution to deliver distinct advantages to clients.”

For more information on the 2015 Euromoney Real Estate Awards, please go to www.euromoney.com.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com​.

For Further Information

Robert Mcgrath
T +1 212 9848267
email

Albert Heijn introduceert ‘Vers uit de keuken’

Zaandam, Netherlands, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Na een drukke dag niet in de keuken hoeven staan, maar wel binnen een handomdraai genieten van een gezonde en verse maaltijd. Dat klinkt ideaal. En toch slaan veel consumenten het kant-en-klaarschap in de supermarkt over, omdat zij denken dat deze maaltijden minder gezond en vers zijn dan een zelfgemaakte maaltijd. Albert Heijn laat met de nieuwe kant-en-klaarmaaltijden ‘Vers uit de keuken’ zien dat vers en gezond en snelheid, gemak heel goed samen kunnen gaan. Met deze nieuwe verse maaltijden kun je binnen 5 minuten zonder schuldgevoel genieten van een heerlijke maaltijd. Bijvoorbeeld een doperwtenmuntsoep of verse courgette gevuld met couscous. De nieuwe maaltijden met veel verse groenten en kruiden bevatten geen kunstmatige geur- en smaakstoffen.

Pure receptuur
De kant-en-klaar-maaltijden zijn ontwikkeld met behulp van een culinair team bestaande uit chef-kok Arjen Zeevenhooven, culinair journalist Lars Hamer en smaakexpert Marc Veltman. Het drietal heeft met veel zorg gekeken naar de ingrediënten, smaak en samenstelling van de gerechten. Uiteraard is daarbij ook kritsich gekeken naar het vet-, zout- en suikergehalte van de maaltijden. Arjen Zeevenhooven: ‘De recepturen van deze maaltijden zijn allemaal puur, zonder onnodige toevoegingen. Dus eigenlijk gewoon zoals je thuis ook zou koken.’

Voor ieder wat wils
‘Vers uit de keuken’ bestaat uit 36 maaltijden. Naast vertrouwde maaltijden als stamppotten en pasta bevat het assortiment ook een aantal bijzondere maaltijden zoals de Singapore kip met mango-ananas-kokossaus, noedels, gele en oranje wortel, courgette, Chinese kool en verse koriander of bijvoorbeeld het Koreaans rundvlees met een zoet-pittige sojasaus, sesam, sugar snaps, kastanjechampigons en glasnoedels. De maaltijden zijn vanaf deze week verkrijgbaar en kosten tussen de ?2,99 en ?5,29.

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Albert Heijn introduceert 'Vers uit de keuken'

Albert Heijn introduceert ‘Vers uit de keuken’

Weingarten Realty Investors CEO Drew Alexander will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Global Real Estate Conference

HOUSTON, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) announced today that Drew Alexander, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Global Real Estate Conference in New York, New York on Thursday, September 17th at 2:45 PM Eastern Time. To listen to the presentation, please use the web link information below:

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 2:45 pm – 3:20 pm ET

Web Link: http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/baml/realestate2015/id84103256095.cfm

Listen via Webcast

This call will be webcast live at www.weingarten.com and can be accessed under the Investor Relations tab of the Company’s website.

About Weingarten Realty Investors

Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) is a shopping center owner, manager and developer. At June 30, 2015, the Company owned or operated under long-term leases, either directly or through its interest in real estate joint ventures or partnerships, a total of 232 properties which are located in 20 states spanning the country from coast to coast. These properties represent approximately 45.3 million square feet of which our interests in these properties aggregated approximately 28.0 million square feet of leasable area. To learn more about the Company’s operations and growth strategies, please visit www.weingarten.com.

Weingarten Realty Investors
Michelle Wiggs, (713) 866-6050
Vice President of Investor Relations

Source: Weingarten Realty Investors

BILLA Filialen spenden Altkleider an die Caritas

Im Zuge der österreichweiten BILLA Nachhaltigkeitsinitiative haben dieses Jahr Mitarbeiter zahlreicher BILLA Filialen im Raum Wien und Niederösterreich ihre Kleiderschränke gesichtet und Altkleider an die Caritas gespendet. Mit dem tollen Ergebnis werden die Sachspendenlager der Caritas in Wien unterstützt.

Wiener Neudorf, Österreich, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seit Jahren setzt BILLA im Sinne der Nachhaltigkeit innovative Zeichen in den verschiedensten Bereichen – dabei geht es um nachhaltige Produktvielfalt und energiesparende Filialen genauso wie um die Förderung der Mitarbeiter, soziales Engagement und umfassende Lebensmittelspenden an wohltätige Organisationen, um Menschen in Not zu helfen. Nachhaltig zu wirtschaften heißt für BILLA zum einen, landesweite Lösungen für eine gesunde Umwelt zu schaffen, gleichzeitig aber auch ganz regional spezifische Projekte umzusetzen und so zu einer positiven Gesellschaftsentwicklung beizutragen. Daher setzt BILLA unter anderem seit 2013 gemeinsam mit seinen Mitarbeitern in einer österreichweiten Initiative „Ideen für Morgen“ um. So werden mit ganz konkreten Maßnahmen regionale Hilfsprojekte und Sozialinitiativen unterstützt oder nachhaltige Konzepte in den Filialen umgesetzt. Die besten Ideen und Projekte der BILLA Filialen werden pro Vertriebsgebiet jährlich mit dem BILLA Nachhaltigkeits-Award ausgezeichnet.

BILLA Mitarbeiter spenden Altkleider für den guten Zweck
„Ich bringe privat schon seit Jahren meine Altkleider zur Caritas, weil ich weiß, dass sie dort bedürftigen Menschen zugutekommen. Als der Aufruf zum heurigen BILLA NachhaltigkeitsAward kam, haben sich dann einige Regionen unserer Spendenaktion angeschlossen“, erklärt Viktor Kattinger, BILLA Weinfachbetreuer und Initiator des Projekts. In zahlreichen BILLA Filialen aus insgesamt fünf Regionen wurden Kleiderspenden für das Caritas Sachspendenlager – kurz Carla genannt – gesammelt. Im Zeitraum von April bis August konnten BILLA Mitarbeiter ihre alten Kleider in den teilnehmenden Filialen abgeben. Das Projekt, das seitens der Mitarbeiter großen Anklang fand und tatkräftig unterstützt wurde, konnte heuer ein tolles Ergebnis einfahren.

Spendenergebnis kommt mehreren Projekten zu
„Von dem diesjährigen Ergebnis bin ich wieder begeistert und bedanke mich bei den zahllosen Mitarbeitern für ihre fleißigen Spenden“, so Kattinger angesprochen auf das Ergebnis des Projekts. Bereits 2014 ging das Projekt in die erste Runde. Damals konnten in einigen Regionen in Wien und Niederösterreich insgesamt 20 Rollcontainer voll Bananenkartons mit Altkleidern an die Gruft in Wien, eine Caritas Einrichtung, die obdachlose Menschen unterstützt, abgegeben werden. Da dort heuer keine Großspenden mehr entgegengenommen werden, gehen die Kleiderspenden direkt an das Caritas Sachspendenlager und kommen dabei gleich mehreren karitativen Projekten zu.

Mit sozialem Engagement zum BILLA Nachhaltigkeits-Award
Neben den Nachhaltigen Wochen bei denen BILLA jedes Jahr im September sein nachhaltiges Engagement in den Fokus stellt, werden auch die Mitarbeiter dazu angehalten sich sozial zu engagieren. Mit dem BILLA Nachhaltigkeits-Award werden daher jährlich regionale Projekte ausgezeichnet, die einen besonderen Einsatz in den Bereichen Soziales und Umwelt aufweisen. In der Vergangenheit konnten so schon einige nachhaltige Maßnahmen gefunden werden, die durch Innovationskraft und Effektivität dermaßen überzeugten, dass sie flächendeckend zum Einsatz kamen, darunter z.B. das Projekt „Lehrlinge führen Filiale“ oder auch eine Zeitschaltuhr, die dabei hilft Strom zu sparen. Das Team um Regionalmanager Gerhard Rabinig geht heuer als „Titelverteidiger“ ins Rennen, denn im vergangenen Jahr hat die Kärntner Region den BILLA Nachhaltigkeits-Award für ihr Engagement für das SOS Kinderdorf Moosburg erhalten.

In der Region Menschen in Not helfen
Nach dem Motto „Verteilen statt Vernichten“ versorgt BILLA seit 2006 rund 140 nationale und regionale Einrichtungen mit Lebensmitteln, deren Mindesthaltbarkeitsdatum überschritten, die aber noch verzehrbar sind. Bereits 80 Prozent aller BILLA Filialen haben derartige Kooperationen mit sozialen Einrichtungen.

Bildtext zum übermittelten Bildmaterial:
Bild (1) (v.l.n.r.): Viktor Kattinger (BILLA Weinfachbetreuer), Paska Camas (BILLA Marktmanagerin), Andrea Schweighofer (BILLA Regionalmanagerin), Esther Goertz (Carla-Mitarbeiterin) und Andreas Doleschal (BILLA Regionalmanager) bei der Übergabe der Kleiderspenden

Credits: BILLA AG/ Dusek, Abdruck zu PR-Zwecken honorarfrei.

Über BILLA
BILLA und Österreich verbindet seit mehr als 60 Jahren eine einzigartige Erfolgsgeschichte: Als Pionier im heimischen Lebensmittelhandel sorgt BILLA dafür, dass in ganz Österreich täglich Lebensmittel und Produkte zu einem fairen Preis verfügbar sind. BILLA deckt damit als Nahversorger mit Hausverstand die ganze Range an Produkten ab: Das Angebot reicht von einer breiten Palette an Markenartikeln bis zu den erfolgreichen Eigenmarken, darunter die Ja! Natürlich Bio-Produkte, qualitativ hochwertige Produkte der BILLA Eigenmarke, bis hin zur Diskontlinie clever®. BILLA arbeitet ständig am Produktsortiment und Serviceangebot, um so den Bedürfnissen der Menschen in Österreich gerecht zu werden und diesen tagtäglich ein kulinarisches Erlebnis zu bieten.

BILLA gehört zur REWE International AG und ist Teil von einem der größten Lebensmittelhändler Europas. Nachhaltigkeit hat BILLA in seiner Unternehmensstrategie umfassend verankert: Heute sind rund 350 der mehr als 1.000 BILLA-Filialen in Österreich energieeffizient. Weitere zentrale Themen der BILLA-Unternehmensstrategie sind Gesundheit und die Förderung von verstärktem Ernährungsbewusstsein der Österreicherinnen und Österreicher. Der Verantwortung gegenüber seinen treuen Kunden, rund 18.400 Mitarbeitern und langjährigen Partnern wird BILLA auf vielfache Art und Weise gerecht.

»Wer nicht von gestern sein will, beschäftigt sich mit morgen«, sagt der Hausverstand

Mehr Infos unter: www.billa.at oder www.billashop.at

Besuchen Sie uns auch auf Facebook unter https://www.facebook.com/billa.at

 

Rückfragehinweis:
Team Media Relations REWE International AG, Industriezentrum NÖ-Süd, Straße 3, Objekt 16, A-2355 Wiener Neudorf Tel.: +43 2236 600 5265, E-Mail: mediarelations@rewe-group.at

Foodstuffs Fresh Grocery Expo, 6 – 7 April 2016 in Greenlane, Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — We are pleased to confirm the Foodstuffs Fresh Grocery Expo will be held on 6 and 7 April 2016 at ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland.

We are pleased to confirm the Foodstuffs Fresh Grocery Expo will be held on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 April 2016 at ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane Auckland.

An official invitation will be sent out next month to Foodstuffs Supplier partners to register online to attend the show.

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The Co-operative Group: NOMA’s new public area named after the pioneer James Sadler

MANCHESTER, England, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The new public realm at the heart of the NOMA neighbourhood has been named Sadler’s Yard, inspired by the pioneer James Sadler, who made the first manned balloon flight in Manchester in March 1785.

The new name arrives following an open forum for Manchester residents to suggest a name for the public area, which is being created between the iconic CIS Tower, New Century House and Hanover opposite Victoria Station.  Shortlisted names were submitted to a specially selected panel, who considered each of the entries for their originality and rationale.

Simon Binns, a freelance journalist who chaired the panel, said:

“It was an incredibly difficult decision as we had received such a high number of entries, all of which had their merits but – following a long and interesting debate – Sadler’s Yard was the preferred option.  James Sadler was an innovator, entrepreneur and daredevil, and we are sure his spirit will be encapsulated in the Yard.”

David Pringle, Director of NOMA at The Co-operative Group, said:

“We are proud of the new name and believe that the people of Manchester will take it to their hearts.  We are looking forward to the first event in Sadler’s Yard, which is the official launch event in October.  We plan to bring a series of enjoyable and interesting events to Sadler’s Yard from the end of the year and throughout 2016 and beyond.”

Cllr Pat Karney, Manchester City Council’s city centre spokesperson, said:

“Manchester has an incredibly rich history and, in the naming of this new square, we had a rare opportunity to bring a piece of Manchester’s heritage back to the fore and celebrate a little known piece of the city’s past. We give you Sadler’s Yard.”

Richard O Smith is the author of ‘The Man with His Head in the Clouds’ – a biography of James Sadler, and he said:

“No list of Great Britons is complete without the name James Sadler and it’s great to hear his name and spirit will live on in Manchester – a place he had such an affinity with. He was the true pioneer of flight in this country – being the first Englishman to fly. Incredibly he managed that historic feat in a balloon he designed, built and piloted himself; not bad for a pastry chef. As one contemporary newspaper commented in Sadler’s lifetime on his celebrity status, everyone knew Sadler’s name, from the humblest cabbage seller to the mightiest lord.”

Sadler’s Yard, which will open in October 2015, will create a safe and welcoming space that will over time create a mix of cafés, restaurants, bars and shops nestled amongst the characterful buildings that form the NOMA listed estate.

The new city square is being delivered by NOMA and Manchester City Council and is supported by the European Regional Development Fund. It has been designed by Landscape Architects Planit-IE, and contractors Casey are on-site undertaking construction works.

About NOMA
NOMA is a 20 acre mixed-use, responsibly designed neighbourhood in Manchester’s city centre that puts people and community firmly at its heart.

NOMA is being delivered by a joint venture partnership between The Co-operative Group – The UK’s largest mutual business and a part of the NOMA estate for more than 160 years, and Hermes Investment Management – a multi-boutique investment management business owned by the largest corporate pension fund in the UK.

Together, the joint venture partnership will develop the buildings and land within NOMA to deliver new homes, offices, retail and leisure facilities and create new and enhanced public spaces in the centre of the city.

The NOMA second phase Public Realm project is part financed by the North West European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013.  The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/erdf-programmes-progress-and-achievements

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The new public square

The new public square

DICK’S Sporting Goods will be opening its 3rd All-American Sports Center in Columbus, OH

DICK’S Sporting Goods and Field & Stream retail stores to open under one roof

PITTSBURGH, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 3rd All-American Sports Center on Thursday, September 17th at the Easton Gateway Shopping Center, inColumbus, OH (4304 Easton Gateway Center).

The All-American Sports Center features a DICK’S Sporting Goods and a Field & Stream store in one location under the same roof. This unique shopping destination will offer the convenience of being able to purchase all sporting goods and outdoor needs at one time, in one location and at any checkout.

“We’re excited to offer the residents of the Columbus community two great stores in this one great location with the All-American Sports Center,” said Steve Clemente, President, Field & Steam. “The store will carry an unparalleled assortment of sports and outdoor apparel, equipment and accessories and will become a real destination for athletes and outdoors enthusiasts in the community.”

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Thursday at 9:45 a.m. A four-day grand opening celebration will run through Sunday, September 20th. The store will open at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, 8:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Several special guests will make in-store appearances during the Grand Opening including mountain man Kyle Bell** on Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and former quarterbackTroy Smith** Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Guests will have the chance to receive giveaways throughout the weekend, which will include a chance to open the DICK’S Sporting Goods Gift Locker or Field & Stream Locked and Loaded Prize Safe, Mystery Gift Cards and other premium items.++

Visit DICKS.com/EastonOH for full details on the grand opening celebration, including giveaways, promotions, special gusts and brand activations.

++NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. Limit one mystery gift card, premium giveaway, and/or gift locker/locked and loaded prize safe combination per person, per day. Must be 18+ for gift card and gift locker/locked & loaded prize safe promotions. Must be present to win. See store or DICKS.com/EastonOH for details and odds of winning.

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

About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of August 1, 2015, the Company operated more than 615 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and True Runner specialty stores. For more information, visit the Press Room at DICKS.com

About Field & Stream Specialty Store
Named for the iconic brand that for more than 140 years has been synonymous with outdoor experiences, the Field & Stream store offers a vast assortment of outdoor equipment, accessories and services in hunting, fishing, archery, camping and more.  The store carries a wide variety of top national outdoor brands, including Remington, Sitka, Sage, Shimano and Yeti and provides top of the line in-store services. The Field & Stream trademark is owned by American Sports Licensing Inc., and is not associated with Field & Stream Magazine. For more information, visit FieldandStreamShop.com.

Contact: DICK’S Sporting Goods or Field & Stream – press@dcsg.com

SOURCE DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.

DICK’S Sporting Goods to open its second All-American Sports Center in Polaris, OH

DICK’S Sporting Goods and Field & Stream retail stores to open under one roof

PITTSBURGH, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its second All-American Sports Center on Thursday, September 17th at Polaris Fashion Place, in Polaris, OH (1510 Polaris Parkway).

The All-American Sports Center features a DICK’S Sporting Goods and a Field & Stream store in one location under the same roof. This unique shopping destination will offer the convenience of being able to purchase all sporting goods and outdoor needs at one time, in one location and at any checkout.

“We’re excited to offer the residents of the Polaris community two great stores in this one great location with the All-American Sports Center,” said Steve Clemente, President, Field & Steam. “The store will carry an unparalleled assortment of sports and outdoor apparel, equipment and accessories and will become a real destination for athletes and outdoors enthusiasts in the community.”

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Thursday at 9:45 a.m. A four-day grand opening celebration will run through Sunday, September 20th. The store will open at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, 8:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Several special guests will make in-store appearances during the Grand Opening including mountain man Tom Oar** on Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and legendary running backArchie Griffin** from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Guests will have the chance to receive giveaways throughout the weekend, which will include a chance to open the DICK’S Sporting Goods Gift Locker or Field & Stream Locked and Loaded Prize Safe, Mystery Gift Cards and other premium items.++

Visit DICKS.com/PolarisOH for full details on the grand opening celebration, including giveaways, promotions, special gusts and brand activations.

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

++NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. Limit one mystery gift card, premium giveaway, and/or gift locker/locked and loaded prize safe combination per person, per day. Must be 18+ for gift card and gift locker/locked & loaded prize safe promotions. Must be present to win. See store or DICKS.com/PolarisOH for details and odds of winning.

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, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and True Runner specialty stores. For more information, visit the Press Room at DICKS.com

About Field & Stream Specialty Store
Named for the iconic brand that for more than 140 years has been synonymous with outdoor experiences, the Field & Stream store offers a vast assortment of outdoor equipment, accessories and services in hunting, fishing, archery, camping and more.  The store carries a wide variety of top national outdoor brands, including Remington, Sitka, Sage, Shimano and Yeti and provides top of the line in-store services. The Field & Stream trademark is owned by American Sports Licensing Inc., and is not associated with Field & Stream Magazine. For more information, visit FieldandStreamShop.com.

Contact: DICK’S Sporting Goods or Field & Stream – press@dcsg.com

SOURCE DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.

PetSmart expands its overnight service in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio

PHOENIX, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — In partnership with Google Express, PetSmart®, the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets, has been serving the on-demand delivery needs of pet parents for nearly a year with its same-day service in six cities across the nation serving thousands of store-to-door customer deliveries per week in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago and D.C. Today, the two companies announce that they are expanding with overnight service in Chicagoland and a five-state Midwest region (120-mile radius from Chicago) in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio serving 25 million people.

“Our same-day and overnight services, combined with the buy online in-store pickup option made available at all PetSmart stores nationwide in the fall of 2014, offer delivery options for pet parents when and where they want to shop for their various pet food and related pet-supply needs,” said Eran Cohen, executive vice president of customer experience, PetSmart, Inc. “Our on-demand store-to-door delivery gives pet parents the comfort that PetSmart can deliver on their immediate needs to keep their beloved pets happy and healthy – even at a moment’s notice.”

For both same-day and overnight service options, shoppers can purchase items for store-to-door delivery via the PetSmart-branded store on the Google Express website or the Google Express mobile apps for Android and iOS. Nearly all items available in PetSmart stores can be purchased and delivered through both services, giving pet parents expanded delivery options to meet their more immediate needs.

Google Express membership is $95/year with benefits including unlimited free delivery on eligible orders and the ability to share the membership with a household member. Non-members can also enjoy Google Express benefits by paying a $4.99 per store-to-door delivery fee on orders totaling $15 or more per store with a $3 small-order fee for orders under $15.

Google Express brings the speed of the web to shopping by helping people shop their favorite stores online — in a single place. When customers can’t make it into their local PetSmart store, the same-day and overnight services makes it easy for customers to order the items they need via mobile or desktop devices with on-demand delivery directly to their homes.

About PetSmart®
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we believe pets make us better people. That’s why we create more moments for people to be inspired by pets. This mission impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates, and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, operate approximately 1,404 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.comPet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities™ and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 400,000 homeless pets each year. In addition, PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart Gives Back™. By giving back to the communities where we live and work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich people’s lives—we live it.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

YouTube superstar Bethany Mota will take her fashion-forward style into the homes of QVC shoppers

YouTube Sensation Brings her Fashion Prowess to the World’s Leading Video and Ecommerce Retailer Just in Time for the Holidays

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — With more than nine million YouTube channel subscribers and videos with over 600 million views, Bethany Mota’s name is known in households throughout the world. Now, the YouTube superstar and entrepreneur will take her fashion-forward style into the homes of QVC shoppers across the country as she launches the newest collection from her apparel line for teens, Bethany Mota, on Monday, October 5 at 5 PM (EST).

A true trendsetter, it was only logical for Mota to design and create an apparel and accessories line. In 2013, Mota launched the first of many collections for apparel brand Aéropostale. The newest collection, dreamed up by Mota and designed in partnership with Aéropostale in New York City, will be launching on QVC three weeks before it is available in Aéropostale stores.

Just in time for the holidays, the line includes a variety of apparel and accessories including cozy and comfy knits, leggings, pajamas, hats and scarves all of which feature holiday-inspired motifs and colorful, coordinating designs. Perfect for gifting, each item in the collection is under $50.

“Bethany’s rise to fame is a result of her entrepreneurial spirit, hard work and keen eye for design,” says Rachel Ungaro, Vice President, Fashion and Beauty Merchandising, QVC. “Her compelling and inspirational story will resonate with QVC customers and her whimsical collection of apparel and accessories will be sure to grab their attention. We’re excited to launch Bethany’s line just in time for the holidays and provide QVC shoppers with some fun and affordable gifting ideas for their teenage-aged children.”

During the broadcast, Mota will be on-hand to present the collection, offer her styling tips and tricks and even teach viewers a fun and easy DIY project to help make their look unique.

“I love being able to speak directly to my audience and share my passion for fashion,” said Mota. “QVC provides me with the opportunity to connect with millions of homes across the country. I hope everyone will find my collection as playful and fun as I do.”

Tune in to the “Bethany Mota — Fashions” broadcast on Monday, October 5 at 5 PM (EST) for a front row seat as Mota debuts her latest collection. Beginning October 5, the Bethany Mota line is scheduled to be available through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515, while supplies last.

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

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1,000 eBay sellers will gather in San Jose for eBay 2015 Seller Summit September 10-11

Hundreds of eBay sellers will gather in San Jose to connect, learn and network.

Tune in for Devin Wenig’s keynote address webcast, commencing at 1:00 p.m. PDT on the 10th.

San Jose, California, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and we are also celebrating our sellers — big time. On Sept. 10-11, at the San Jose Convention Center near eBay headquarters, more than 1,000 eBay sellers will gather for our sold out Seller Summit.

“It’s been an incredible 20 years,” wrote eBay CEO Devin Wenig in a LinkedIn post. “From one seller, we grew to about 25 million.”

The Seller Summit will include unique opportunities for sellers to learn, connect and network. Specialists will be on hand to share expertise on a range of topics from shipping and returns to marketing and merchandising.  There will also be opportunities to learn about new tools and support for eBay sellers.

In addition, Devin Wenig will deliver a special address called “Growing Your Business on eBay,” and he will attend Seller Summit events.

The complete program of events is available here, and everyone is invited to watch the live webcast and replay here, which will feature Wenig’s keynote address at 1:00 p.m. PST on Sept. 10. For answers to any questions, there is a FAQ available.

There is nobody that we at eBay would rather celebrate our anniversary with than our customers. This week’s Seller Summit will be an event to remember.

You can follow our celebration this week on Twitter, and find out more about eBay’s history here.

Seen in the photo: Legendary eBay seller Jack Sheng snaps a selfie with eBay CEO Devin Wenig (R) and CFO Scott Schenkel (L).

SOURCE: eBay Inc.

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1,000 eBay sellers will gather in San Jose for eBay 2015 Seller Summit September 10-11

1,000 eBay sellers will gather in San Jose for eBay 2015 Seller Summit September 10-11

Dixons Carphone Q1 2015/16, 13 weeks ended 1 August 2015: Group like-for-like revenues up 8%

  • Group like-for-like revenues up 8%
  • Continued momentum in the UK and Ireland, with like-for-like revenues up 10%
  • Good performance in the Nordics with like-for-like revenues up 4%
  • Flat like-for-like revenues in Southern Europe with improving trading in Spain and growth in Greece despite challenging markets
  • CWS announces an agreement with Sprint Corporation to open and manage stores in the US
  • Integration on track
Pro forma Headline like-for-like1 revenues
UK & Ireland 10%
Nordics 4%
Southern Europe 0%
Group 8%

 

Sebastian James, Group Chief Executive, said:

LONDON, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — “This is a very encouraging first quarter with excellent growth for the Group overall, showing strong like-for-like revenues in the UK driven principally by significant market share gain in phone sales. Against the World Cup last year I was also pleased to see growth in UK electricals. At the same time, we have continued to see improvements in customer satisfaction and price competitiveness through the period and across all our major territories. Our Nordic business has also experienced decent growth overall against a slightly less buoyant market backdrop.

Our multi-channel proposition continues to make good headway against our competitors, both on and offline, and we continue to invest in those areas that will ensure our long term profitability: service, delivery options, expansion of free warranty, digital marketing and Norwegian price competitiveness. Work has started well on our new venture with Sprint in the US and we are opening our first stores next week. The integration is also going smoothly with our UK head-office move on track and the new management structures in place and working well.

Overall, a very good start to the trading year but I am aware that there is plenty of the year left to go. In the next quarter we will anniversary the startlingly successful iPhone6 launch, the consolidation of the mobile market and, later in the year, an extraordinary Black Friday. Nevertheless, our whole team believes that the business is in very good shape to have another successful year, and I look forward to giving a further update at the interims in December.”

Notes
(1) Like-for-like revenues are calculated based on Headline store and internet sales using constant exchange rates. New stores are included where they have been open for a full financial year both at the beginning and end of the financial period. Sales from franchise stores are excluded and closed stores are excluded for any period of closure during either period. Customer support agreement, insurance and wholesale revenues along with revenue from Connected World Services and other non-retail businesses are excluded from like-for-like calculations. Revenues from Carphone Warehouse stores-within-a-store are included in like-for-like.

Investor and analyst call

There will be a conference call for investors and analysts at 7:30 am (BST) this morning. The call will also be broadcast on our website, www.dixonscarphone.com via a listen-in only webcast.

Dial-in details – UK/International: +44 (0) 20 3003 2666; passcode: 5339762

Seven-day replay – UK/International: +44 (0) 20 8196 1998; passcode: 5339762

Next announcement

The Group will publish its interim results on Wednesday, 16 December 2015.

For further information

Kate Ferry
IR, PR & Corporate Affairs Director
+44 (0)7748 933 206

Mark Reynolds
Head of Investor Relations
+44 (0)7979 696 498

Hannah Collyer
Head of Media Relations
+44 (0)1727 203 041

Nick Cosgrove, Helen Smith
Brunswick Group
+44 (0)207 404 5959

Information on Dixons Carphone plc is available at www.dixonscarphone.com

Follow us on Twitter: @DixonsCarphone and @DCSebJ

About Dixons Carphone
Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 40,000 people in 9 countries.

Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from the Geek Squad and KNOWHOW.

Dixons Carphone’s primary brands include Carphone Warehouse, Currys and PC World in the UK & Ireland, Elkjøp, Elgiganten, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of UK & Ireland airports and Phone House in Spain, Sweden and Norway. Our key service brands include KNOWHOW in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and Geek Squad in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services, PC World Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group’s existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.

Certain statements made in this announcement are forward-looking. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any expected future events or results referred to in these forward-looking statements. Unless otherwise required by applicable laws, regulations or accounting standards, we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.Information contained on the Dixons Carphone plc website or the Twitter feed does not form part of this announcement and should not be relied on as such.

SOURCE: Dixons Carphone plc.

 

Celebrate fall season with Sugar & Spice inspired Creations™, Frappés, and Ice Cream Pumpkin Pies from Cold Stone Creamery®

Scottsdale, Ariz., 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cozy up to the fall season with Sugar & Spice inspired Creations™, Frappés, and Ice Cream Pumpkin Pies from Cold Stone Creamery® (www.ColdStoneCreamery.com). Beginning September 9, 2015, ice cream lovers nationwide can enjoy our products made with Salted Caramel Ice Cream or our traditional fall favorite, Pumpkin Ice Cream, for a limited time.

“Fall is such a special time of year to so many of us as our families gather together, the weather gets cooler and favorite flavors of the season return. At Cold Stone Creamery, we are excited to bring back our famous Pumpkin Ice Cream in our Pumpkin Pie in the Sky™ Creation™, along with the new Twisted Salted Caramel™ Creation™, featuring our Salted Caramel Ice Cream that has been a huge trend within the industry for the last 24 months”, said Kate Unger, senior vice president of marketing for Cold Stone Creamery. “Not only will our Salted Caramel Ice Cream be featured in a Creation™, but we are also launching an extension to our new Frappé line with a Salted Caramel Frappé for the fall. As with every flavor we currently have and bring back, along with the flavors we introduce at Cold Stone®, our super-premium ice cream is made fresh in every store and hand-crafted in small batches to ensure the very best in quality and taste. It’s why we are the beloved premium ice cream brand in 26 countries across the world.”

Cold Stone Creamery will be serving up a delicious Twisted Salted Caramel™ Creation™ featuring Salted Caramel Ice Cream, double the Pretzels and Chocolate Chips, and welcoming back Pumpkin Pie in the Sky™, featuring Pumpkin Ice Cream, Graham Cracker Pie Crust, Whipped Topping and Caramel.

It’s been said that no Thanksgiving gathering is complete without a pumpkin pie. Spice up your dessert table with the Cold Stone Creamery Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie that has been making a return annually for the last few years. We heap Pumpkin Ice Cream into a Graham Cracker Pie Crust and top it with Cinnamon Frosting and Chocolate Leaves. Now THIS is a pie to be thankful for!

These ice cream fall favorites and our Salted Caramel Frappé will be in stores from September 9 – November 26, 2015, and the Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie will be in stores and online (www.ColdStoneCakes.com) from November 5 – November 26, 2015.

  • Promotional Creations™: o Twisted Salted Caramel™ – Salted Caramel Ice Cream mixed with double the Pretzels and Chocolate Chips o Pumpkin Pie in the Sky™
    – Pumpkin Ice Cream mixed with Graham Cracker Pie Crust, Whipped Topping and Caramel
  • Promotional Frappé: o Salted Caramel
    – Ice blended beverage with Coffee and Salted Caramel
  • Promotional Pie: o Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie
    – Pumpkin Ice Cream in a Graham Cracker Pie Crust, topped with Cinnamon Frosting and Chocolate Leaves

About Cold Stone Creamery
Cold Stone Creamery delivers the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience® through a community of franchisees who are passionate about ice cream. The secret recipe for smooth and creamy ice cream is hand-crafted and made fresh in each store, and then customized by combining a variety of mix-ins on a frozen granite stone. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery is a subsidiary of Kahala Brands™, one of the fastest growing franchising companies in the world, with a portfolio of 16 quick-service restaurant brands. Cold Stone Creamery operates more than 1,500 locations in 26 countries.

About “Made Fresh”
In Cold Stone Creamery locations across the world, our ice cream is hand-crafted in small batches – one flavor at a time. We start with the highest quality cream, sugar and flavorings to make our ice cream fresh in the back of each of our stores. This small-batch process ensures our customers receive the richest, creamiest, most delicious ice cream when they visit Cold Stone Creamery.

For more information about Cold Stone Creamery, visit www.ColdStoneCreamery.com.

For more information about Kahala Brands, visit www.KahalaBrands.com.

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CONTACT:
Jessica Benedick
Cold Stone Creamery
480.362.4837
jbenedick@kahalamgmt.com

Staples study: one third of millennials report the higher salary as the biggest contributor to their loyalty

Index Uncovers Five Nontraditional Ways to Attract and Retain Millennial Employees

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Contrary to popular belief, millennials are as motivated by salary as their older cohorts, according to the StaplesAdvantage Workplace Index, a recent study of office workers in the U.S. and Canada, conducted by the business-to-business division of Staples. Almost one third of millennials (29 percent) report that higher salary is the biggest contributor to their loyalty, despite only 20 percent of the broader workforce reporting the same.

“Millennials are becoming the largest demographic in the U.S. workforce – about one third of all workers – so it’s critical for employers to understand how to attract and retain millennial talent,” said John Burke, senior vice president, chief culture officer, Staples, Inc. “Our Workplace Index found that contrary to popular belief, salary is important to millennials, just as it is to older workers.” The survey also revealed that flexibility and office perks are key to retaining to millennials.

Five unconventional ways to attract and retain millennial talent

U.S. office workers as a whole consider title and work responsibilities (38 percent) and work-life balance (30 percent) as leading contributors to their loyalty. Millennials favor more nontraditional benefits in the workplace.

  • Flexibility where and when they work: Over half of millennials report they work from home after the standard work day is done, compared to only 39 percent of all U.S. office workers. Given this, it is no surprise that millennials say more flexibility will improve their happiness (49 percent) and their productivity (59 percent).
  • Office perks promote positive culture: Office perks, such as a gym on site, a well-stocked breakroom, and free lunches, are valuable to millennials. One in five (21 percent) define a good work culture as a place that offers incentives and perks, and nearly half (46 percent) say more office perks would improve their happiness.
  • Eco-friendliness appeals to altruistic millennials: Eco-friendly practices in the workplace can provide benefits not only for the environment, but for recruiting millennials as well. When making an employment decision, half of all millennials say an eco-friendly company is important, compared to only 35 percent of the broader workforce.
  • Improved breakroom and encouraged break time: Over a third of millennials (34 percent) say they feel like they can’t take a break because of guilt, compared to only 22 percent of all U.S. office workers. However, over half of millennials (62 percent) say having a break time to refresh would increase their productivity. Millennials also say a well-stocked breakroom leads to happier employees (57 percent), less stress (35 percent), more productive employees (35 percent), and a more social environment (33 percent).
  • Trust in leadership and relationship with direct boss: Millennials that are not expecting to change jobs note that trust in leadership and trust in their direct boss contributes to their loyalty. In addition, one in five millennials report that their direct boss motivates them to do their best work, and over a third (35 percent) note that strong leadership defines a good work culture. Feedback from their boss is also important to this generation. Nearly one third of millennials (28 percent) say feeling appreciated contributes to their loyalty and 26 percent say recognition motivates them to do their best at work.

The majority of millennials (70 percent) expect to be in a management position in the next five years, compared to 48 percent of the broader workforce. With more millennials expected to rise to management positions in the coming years, we expect these nontraditional benefits to continue to become more prominent in U.S. workplaces.

Key considerations that drive millennial productivity

Millennials seem to be less concerned with technology issues than the broader employee base. While 72 percent of all U.S. office workers say poorly performing technology decreases their productivity, only 56 percent of millennials reported the same. In addition, 49 percent of millennials say limited IT support will decrease productivity, compared to 62 percent of all U.S. office workers.

Millennials are also social media natives, and as such, it does not seem to negatively impact their productivity. In fact, they say the use of social networking sites/tools (28 percent) and apps that track to-do lists (42 percent) actually increase their productivity.

When asked how employers can help employees combat overwork and burnout, the majority of the broader employee base (54 percent) said employers should decrease their workload or provide more time to complete tasks, compared to only 42 percent of millennials. This could be due to millennials having grown up in the digital age where the always-on mentality has dominated, so their threshold for information overload is a bit higher.

Staples Advantage Workplace Index Methodology

The survey was conducted among 2,602 employees 18 or older across a variety of companies, both in size, geography and industry. A total of 1,528 employees were interviewed in the U.S. (1,026 were classified as general workers and 502 as business decision makers). A total of 1,074 employees were interviewed in Canada (744 general office workers and 330 decision makers). The interviews were conducted online by Redshift Research in May 2015. This survey has a margin of error of +/- 1.9 percent at 95 percent confidence limits.

Resources:

  • Follow Staples Advantage on Twitter @StaplesB2B to learn more about the Staples Advantage Workplace Index.
  • Visit the Staples Advantage Workplace Index microsite to download the full report. http://www.staplesadvantage.com/sites/workplace-index/index.html
  • Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/StaplesAdvantage/nontraditional-ways-to-attract-and-retain-millennials
  • Infographic: http://bit.do/millennialinfographic

About Staples Advantage

Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), serves organizations of 10 or more employees up to the Fortune 1000, helping them make more happen with more products, greater cost savings and improved ordering efficiencies. Staples Advantage provides its customers, including global businesses, local, state and federal government, healthcare organizations and educational institutions, with a one source solution featuring comprehensive products and services like office supplies, technology, printing, promotional products, furniture and facility supplies, along with a customized level of account support and best-in-class customer service. More information is available at www.staplesadvantage.com.

Source: Staples, Inc.

Staples, Inc.
Shweta Agarwal, 508-253-8249
shweta.agarwal@staples.com

MANGO opens its largest store in Asia at Wisma Atria shopping centre in Singapore

The new megastore has a surface area of over 1,200 m2 and becomes one of the most representative stores in the region

Barcelona, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — MANGO has opened its largest store in Singapore. The capital of Singapore is the location for the store which, with over 1,200m2 distributed on a single floor, becomes the company’s largest store in the region.

The store, located in the busy Wisma Atria shopping centre, stocks the firm’s different brands (MANGO, MANGO Man and MANGO Kids) and represents the fifteenth MANGO store in Singapore since it arrived in the capital in 1995.

Toni Batlló, MANGO’s Director of International Expansion, declared: This opening represents a challenge for the company and a commitment towards the Asian market. The new store also strengthens our brand image in the country and consolidates the firm’s different brands. This is a market with plenty of potential and the new flagship store confirms MANGO’s commitment to continue growing and to extending our expansion plan.

MANGO opened its first store on Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia in 1984, and now has over 2,700 stores in 108 countries. MANGO closed the 2014 financial year with a Consolidated Group turnover for the MANGO-MNG Holding of 2.017 billion euros, representing a 9% increase on 2013, and an EBITDA of 223 million euros.

press@mango.com
T. +34 938 602 222

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MANGO opens its largest store in Asia at Wisma Atria shopping centre in Singapore

MANGO opens its largest store in Asia at Wisma Atria shopping centre in Singapore

Office Depot: SMBs cite office supplies as their top investment for the second half of 2015

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2015-9-10 — /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, found that small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) cite office supplies as their top investment for the second half of 2015. SMB owners believe office supplies fuel business operations and produce feelings of productivity and control, helping them “gear up for great.”

According to Office Depot’s Small Business Index, the top three SMB investments for the second half of 2015 are:

  • Office gear (31%),
  • Payroll and salaries (25%), and
  • Advertising and marketing (22%).

“At Office Depot, we realize it’s important for SMBs to make the right investments to stay nimble and lean,” said Steve Calkins, executive vice president, business solutions division for Office Depot, Inc. “Whether it’s paper and pens or computers, we make it easy to equip SMBs with tools that maximize efficiency and help them achieve success.”

Beyond fueling business operations, the survey found that office gear makes SMB owners feel:

  • Productive – computers (52%), ink and toner (46%), and printers and fax machines (45%);
  • Creative – markers (30%); and
  • In control – highlighters (14%) and envelopes (11%).

Patrick Whalen, an SMB owner in Charlotte, North Carolina, understands the value of being equipped with the right office gear, and he underscores the contributions these items make to his daily routine. “They enable you to do your job,” Whalen asserted. “Have you ever tried to live a day without a stapler? It’s impossible.”

Despite technology’s prevalence in the work place, 42% of SMBs say that paper is their favorite office gear, while another 26% say pens are their front runner. However, technology earns a nod, with 39% preferring ink and toner and 20% listing computers (desktops and laptops) as their fourth most desired supply.

To keep business running smoothly, SMBs also turn to office gear to get organized. Supplies like office essentials (51%), sticky notes (50%), legal pads (41%) and labels (40%) are popular among SMBs for organization, yet the majority (65%) say file folders are their favorite. While they may stock up on different gear to get organized, most SMB owners (60%) agree – they experience a sense of accomplishment when purchasing office supplies.

For more small business resources, success stories and tips, visit Office Depot’s Business Solutions Center at solutions.officedepot.com.

Survey Methodology/Sample Qualifications

From June 11-23, 2015, Office Depot conducted interviews via the Internet among a nationally representative sample of 964 small- and medium-sized businesses.

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.

Office Depot, Inc.
Sarah England, 561-438-1448
sarah.england@officedepot.com

SPAR International shortlisted for the Retailer of the Year Award at the World Retail Congress (WRC) in Rome

AMSTERDAM, 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR International, the world’s largest voluntary retail chain, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Retailer of the Year Award at the World Retail Congress (WRC) taking place in Rome. The award recognises companies the grand jury believe to be best in class in a number of key areas including financial performance and sales growth, adapting to a changing environment, and setting new standards for the industry to follow.

The nomination comes on the back of strong growth for the SPAR brand over the last decade including significant expansion in Asia, the Middle East and Russia. In May, the organisation reported worldwide sales of €31.9 billion for 2014, driven by entry into 10 new territories.

Speaking following the nomination, Gordon Campbell, Managing Director of SPAR International said: “The Retailer of the Year nomination is recognition of the strategic approach we have taken to the international expansion of the business, as well as the ongoing popularity of the SPAR Brand across the globe. While the brand continues to go from strength-to-strength in our traditional European marketplaces, the last 10 years has seen SPAR also become the partner of choice for leading independent retail operators in new and emerging markets. Our focus on the SPAR Brand values of freshness, choice, value and service, combined with best in class retail innovation, has resonated strongly with modern consumers from Ireland to Indonesia.

“The nomination represents a significant vote of confidence in our multi-format strategy which has allowed our retail partners to adapt the brand to suit their needs, as well as the needs of their customers – from SPAR convenience stores in diverse high traffic locations through to full service SPAR Hypermarkets. It also represents recognition for our partners who drive the success of the brand at both regional and country levels.”

Despite the worldwide recession which has impacted the retail industry over the last years, SPAR has experienced double-digit growth in global retail turnover during that period. In 2014 alone, SPAR entered 10 new territories, opening stores in Asia (Indonesia and India), Africa (Angola and Malawi), Eastern Europe (Georgia), as well as adding new partners in Russia and China. In the first half of 2015, SPAR has entered Azerbaijan and continued its rapid expansion in India and Indonesia.

The overall winner of the WRC Retailer of the Year Award will be announced at a gala dinner in Rome on September 10th.

SOURCE: SPAR International

Sheetz to hold job fair on September 10, 2015 at NCWorks Career Center-Catawba, Newton, NC

ALTOONA, Pa., 2015-9-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz is inviting potential employees to participate in a job fair, which will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at NCWorks Career Center-Catawba, located at 3301 Hwy 70, Newton, NC 28658. Sheetz will be hiring salespeople to staff the company’s three newest locations in Hickory andConover, NC. They have 100 full and part time positions to fill.

Experience in retail, hospitality or food service is preferred for sales associate positions and applicants applying for Shift Supervisors and Assistant Managers require management or supervisory experience in retail, hospitality or food service. A variety of shifts available and Sheetz offers a full benefits package.

WHEN: Wednesday, Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
WHERE: NCWorks Career Center-Catawba, located at 3301 Hwy 70, Newton, NC 28658
HOW TO APPLY: Sheetz.com

Sheetz remains dedicated to providing the best experience to their customers. They pride themselves on doing so with Total Customer Focus, by providing fast, friendly service and quality products in clean and convenient locations.

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue for 2014 and more than 16,000 employees. The company operates more than 500  locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® subs, sandwiches, salads, and specialty coffee drinks which are ordered through unique touch-screen orderpoint terminals. Sheetz ranked #87 on Fortune® Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list and on the Best Places to Work list in Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania. All Sheetz convenience restaurants are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.

SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.
For further information: Tarah Arnold, Sheetz, Inc., 814.947.5183 office

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Sheetz to hold job fair on September 10, 2015 at NCWorks Career Center-Catawba, Newton, NC

Sheetz to hold job fair on September 10, 2015 at NCWorks Career Center-Catawba, Newton, NC