EPICENTR K will operate 40 to 50 INTERSPORT stores across Ukraine by the end of 2018

Bern, Switzerland, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — IIC – INTERSPORT International Corp. signed a License Agreement with EPICENTR K, which is operating large-scale hypermarkets and DIY markets in Ukraine.

By the end of 2018, EPICENTR K will operate 40 to 50 INTERSPORT stores across the state. Ukraine will therefore be the 45th country in which INTERSPORT is represented.

IIC – INTERSPORT International Corporation (IIC) is pleased to announce that it has signed a license agreement for the territory of Ukraine with EPICENTR K. This agreement exclusively allows EPICENTR K to open INTERSPORT stores in Ukraine, sell INTERSPORT’s private label products and have access to all other IIC products and services.

With retail sales of close to 2 billion Euros, 30,000 employees and 65 large-scale hypermarkets and DIY markets, EPICENTR K is the clear market leader in this retail area in Ukraine. The biggest hypermarket “K7” in Kiev, with a surface of 105,000m2, is registered as the world’s largest in the Guinness Book of Records. EPICENTR K was one of the top 10 Ukrainian importers in 2014 and a leading retail company in the country. With its expansion plan, EPICENTR K will be operating 40 to 50 INTERSPORT stores by 2018.

Alexander Gerega, owner of EPICENTR K, states: „We are proud bringing the well-known brand INTERSPORT to Ukraine. Fitness, sporting activities and a healthy lifestyle are on the rise in Ukraine. For this reason, EPICENTR K took the strategic decision to expand our existing successful retail activities into the sporting goods market. With INTERSPORT, a successfully proven retailing concept, years of experience as well as advantageous purchasing conditions, we have found the right partner to open multi-brand/multi-sport stores in Ukraine.”

Franz Julen, CEO of IIC-INTERSPORT International Corp. states: „With EPICENTR K, we have found a successful and competent local retail partner who has access to ideal locations. With the expansion to Ukraine, we are covering one of the last white spots on the European map. We are looking forward to enhance the sports market in Ukraine together with our new partner EPICENTR K.”

Business development 2015
INTERSPORT, the world’s largest sporting goods retailer, has had a successful current year. In the first half of 2015, INTERSPORT surpassed the 5 billion Euro mark for the first time, which means a sales increase of 6.7%, compared to the same period in 2014. The sports/lifestyle shoe franchise chain, The Athlete’s Foot, grew by 9% (in local currencies by 22%) in the first half 2015. “Our business model with more than 5’000 entrepreneurs guarantees the proximity to our customers, the megatrend health, fitness, wellbeing as well as the good winter in January/February,” Franz Julen mentions the reasons for the positive sales development. He considers it quite realistic that “INTERSPORT will surpass the turnover mark of EUR 11 billion in 2015 for the first time, and that The Athlete’s Foot will exceed Euro 300 million.”

In addition to Ukraine, INTERSPORT will also open first stores in Algeria, Indonesia and the Philippines in the next 12 months. Also The Athlete’s Foot is continuing its expansion with store openings in Russia in December 2015 and in Bolivia, France, Ireland and Italy in the first half of 2016. For further information:

IIC – INTERSPORT International Corp.
T +41 31 930 78 04
E franz.julen@intersport.com

EPICENTR K GmbH
T +38 044 561 27 50
E epicentrk@epicentrk.com.ua

About INTERSPORT and The Athlete’s Foot
With retail sales of EUR 10.5 billion (2014) and more than 5,400 affiliated stores in 44 countries, INTERSPORT is the world’s leading sporting goods retailer. In December 2012 INTERSPORT acquired the athletic speciality footwear chain, The Athlete’s Foot, with around 400 stores in 25 countries and retail sales of EUR 290 million in 2014. The INTERSPORT Group is represented in 66 countries on all five continents.

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EPICENTR K will operate 40 to 50 INTERSPORT stores across Ukraine by the end of 2018

EPICENTR K will operate 40 to 50 INTERSPORT stores across Ukraine by the end of 2018

CarMax signs new partnership with the Minnesota Golden Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, today announced a new partnership with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. As part of the multi-year sponsorship agreement throughLearfield Sports’ Gopher Sports Properties, CarMax is now the official used car retailer of the team. CarMax will receive extensive branding within TCF Bank Stadium and the surrounding footprint, as well as media, digital and social elements throughout the football and basketball seasons.

“The Minnesota Golden Gophers are an integral part of the community, and we are looking forward to a great partnership as we look to expand our overall presence in theMinneapolis and St. Paul area,” said chief marketing officer, Jim Lyski. “Our focus will be to use this partnership to better serve our customers and fans of the Golden Gophers.”

“We are pleased to welcome CarMax as the official used car retailer of Golden Gopher Athletics,” said Beth Goetz, director of athletic. “This partnership offers us another vehicle through which to serve local Minnesota communities as well as fun promotional opportunities for our fans through a new consumer promotion, The Bright Side of Game Day.”

The Bright Side of Game Day will give fans the chance to win VIP packages to home games by sharing via Instagram how they are enjoying the Bright Side of Game Day using the #GophersBrightSide. The promotion will also come to life through a fireworks display, a first for the Gophers, following a home game this season. Additionally, CarMaxwill partner with the Gophers on their Military Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 17 to honor local members of the military.

“This partnership and consumer activation is just one way CarMax is hoping to connect more with our consumers and share our stress-free, transparent and fun process with them,” said Lyski.

CarMax was founded more than 20 years ago to fundamentally change the way car buying is done. CarMax makes the process more ethical, fair and transparent by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of CarMax Quality Certified vehicles. In addition, CarMax stands behind its vehicles with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a Limited 30-Day Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN and RI, 90-Day in MA, NJ and NY). CarMax customers can shop for nearly every make and model at CarMaxstores or online at carmax.com, with prices clearly listed for each of its nearly 50,000 vehicles nationwide. CarMax also takes the hassle out of selling your car by offering fast, commitment free appraisals – the company will buy your car, even if you don’t buy theirs. Shopping at CarMax is truly the bright side of car buying.

About CarMax
CarMax, a member of the FORTUNE 500 and the S&P 500, and one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 11 consecutive years, is the nation’s largest retailer of used vehicles. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, CarMax currently operates 153 superstores in 77 markets. The CarMax consumer offer features low, no-haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used vehicles, and superior customer service. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2015, the company retailed 582,282 used cars and sold 376,186 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

Source: CarMax, Inc.

Catherine Gryp
CarMax, Inc.
804.747.0422 ext. 4029
Catherine_M_Gryp@carmax.com

CarMax announced expanded relationship with the Denver Broncos

DENVER, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, today announced an expanded relationship with theDenver Broncos. The partnership includes extensive branding presence within Sports Authority Field at Mile High as well as media, digital and social elements.

“Denver is an important market for CarMax and partnering with the hometown Denver Broncos will allow us to provide added value to our customers and jointly drive brand awareness for both entities,” said CarMax chief marketing officer, Jim Lyski. “As a proud partner of the Denver Broncos, our focus will be to use this partnership to better serve fans by adding value to their relationship with the team.”

CarMax will bring a new consumer promotion to fans this year called The Bright Side of Game Day. Fans are encouraged to post photos on Instagram of how they are enjoying the Bright Side of Game Day using the #BroncosBrightSide for a chance to win a VIP package to a Broncos home game.

Last year, The CarMax Foundation and the Broncos worked together to build a playground at the Rocky Mountain Communities at Garden Court to help bring more than 400 kids in the Denver neighborhood one step closer to having the playful childhood they deserve. On Sept 22, the Broncos will join The CarMax Foundation to build a second KaBOOM! playground to replace 20-year-old play structures at the Tennyson Center for Children, bringing a safe place to play for kids who are survivors of abuse or neglect, or have significant mental health or developmental issues.

“At CarMax, we pride ourselves on giving back to the communities where we live and work,” said Lyski. “Partnering with the Denver Broncos on community efforts is just one way our associates are able to continue making a positive difference in the community.”

“We are happy to announce our expanded partnership with CarMax for the upcoming season,” said Derek Thomas, Denver Broncos director of corporate partnerships. “CarMax shares our focus on providing fans and customers a first-class experience, whether it be at Sports Authority Field at Mile High or at a CarMax store here in theDenver area. We look forward to joining forces on community initiatives to help give back to the Denver community.”

CarMax has had a presence in the Denver market since 2012 and now has a total of four locations: Loveland, Parker, Littleton, and Federal Heights.

CarMax was founded more than 20 years ago to fundamentally change the way car buying is done. CarMax makes the process more ethical, fair and transparent by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of CarMax Quality Certified vehicles. In addition, CarMax stands behind its vehicles with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a Limited 30-Day Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN and RI, 90-Day in MA, NJ and NY). CarMax customers can shop for nearly every make and model at CarMaxstores or online at carmax.com, with prices clearly listed for each of its nearly 50,000 vehicles nationwide. CarMax also takes the hassle out of selling your car by offering fast, commitment free appraisals – the company will buy your car, even if you don’t buy theirs. Shopping at CarMax is truly the bright side of car buying.

About CarMax
CarMax, a member of the FORTUNE 500 and the S&P 500, and one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 11 consecutive years, is the nation’s largest retailer of used vehicles. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, CarMax currently operates 153 superstores in 77 markets. The CarMax consumer offer features low, no-haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used vehicles, and superior customer service. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2015, the company retailed 582,282 used cars and sold 376,186 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

Source: CarMax, Inc.

Catherine Gryp
CarMax, Inc.
804.747.0422 ext. 4029
Catherine_M_Gryp@carmax.com

CarMax to hire for 180 positions at the company’s new stores opening in Norwood and Danvers, Mass.

Retailer Known for Hiring Outside the Auto Industry Accepting Applications

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is hiring for approximately 180 positions at the company’s new stores opening in Norwood and Danvers, Massachusetts in December 2015. These two CarMax stores will be the first in the Boston area, with a third scheduled to open in Westborough during summer 2016. The first CarMax in Massachusetts opened in 2011 in North Attleboro.

The Norwood store, which is more than 40,000 square-feet, will be located at 1320 Route One, and the Danvers store, which is more than 20,000 square-feet, will be at 161 Andover Street. Applications are now being accepted and job seekers may visit http://jobs.carmax.com to apply for available positions.

 

Who is CarMax Hiring?

  • CarMax is seeking applicants for full and part-time positions.
  • Available positions include sales, business office, and a variety of service operations positions that include inventory, service advisors, and technicians.
  • Many CarMax associates have worked for other major retailers, such as Target, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart and Macy’s.
  • Technician positions require previous automotive experience, however most positions do not.
  • CarMax is committed to hiring people with strong values of integrity, transparency and respect.

 

About CarMax
CarMax, a member of the FORTUNE 500 and the S&P 500, and one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 11 consecutive years, is the nation’s largest retailer of used vehicles. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, CarMax currently operates 153 superstores in 77 markets. The CarMax consumer offer features low, no-haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used vehicles, and superior customer service. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2014, the company retailed 526,929 used cars and sold 342,576 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.
Media Contact
PR@CarMax.com

Twitter: @CarMax, Facebook: facebook.com/CarMax

Intershop Communications AG increases share capital by EUR 1,500,000 to EUR 31,683,484

Jena, Germany, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop Communications AG (ISIN: DE000A0EPUH1) has successfully completed the capital increase from authorised capital of up to 1,500,000 new shares with existing shareholders’ subscription rights being excluded as per the decision taken yesterday. A total of 1,500,000 shares were privately placed with institutional investors at a price of EUR 1.10 per share, bringing gross proceeds from the capital increase to EUR 1.65 million. The company’s share capital will be increased by EUR 1,500,000 and will amount to EUR 31,683,484 after the entry in the Commercial Register.

The new shares are to be admitted to trading in the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange without a prospectus being published. Intershop will use the proceeds from the capital increase for additional investments in strategic growth areas including an expansion of its SaaS offering and its B2B solution.

About Intershop
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Bosch, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Intershop Investor Relations

Heide Rausch

Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309
E-Mail

General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani will participate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Global Real Estate Conference

CHICAGO, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE:GGP, the “Company”) today announced that Sandeep Mathrani, Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a panel discussion titled “Transforming the Mall Experience – Insights into an Evolving Format” at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Global Real Estate Conference in New York on Wednesday, September 16, 2015, at 9:35 a.m. Eastern Time.

Event: General Growth Properties to Participate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Global Real Estate Conference.

When: 9:35 a.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Live Webcast: Transforming the Mall Experience – Insights into an Evolving Format under the Investors section of the Company’s website at http://investor.ggp.com.

An online replay will be available for three months after the event.

Connect With General Growth Properties

For additional information, please visit www.ggp.com

Follow GGP on Twitter at https://twitter.com/generalgrowth

Find GGP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GeneralGrowthProperties

Find GGP on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/general-growth-properties

About General Growth Properties, Inc.
General Growth Properties, Inc. is an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.

CONTACT:

Investor Contact:
General Growth Properties, Inc.
Kevin Berry, 312-960-5529
VP Investor Relations
kevin.berry@ggp.com

L Brands to participate in Deutsche Bank 23rd Annual Leveraged Finance Conference, Sept. 29, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) is scheduled to participate in the Deutsche Bank 23rd Annual Leveraged Finance Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.  Stuart Burgdoerfer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be making a presentation at approximately 11:20 a.m. MST.

A link to the live webcast will be available to all interested parties from the home page of our Web site at www.LB.com.

ABOUT L BRANDS:
L Brands, through Victoria’s Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel, is an international company.  The company operates 2,976 company-owned specialty stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and its brands are sold in more than 650 additional noncompany-owned locations worldwide.  The company’s products are also available online at www.VictoriasSecret.com, www.BathandBodyWorks.com, www.HenriBendel.com and www.LaSenza.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
L Brands, Inc. cautions that any forward-looking statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) contained in this press release or the presentation  involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various factors, many of which are beyond our control. Accordingly, our future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. Words such as “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “planned,” “potential” and any similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements. Risks associated with the following factors, among others, in some cases have affected and in the future could affect our financial performance and actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements included in this press release or the presentation:

  • general economic conditions, consumer confidence, consumer spending patterns and market disruptions including severe weather conditions, natural disasters, health hazards, terrorist activities, financial crises, political crises or other major events, or the prospect of these events;
  • the seasonality of our business;
  • the dependence on a high volume of mall traffic and the availability of suitable store locations on appropriate terms;
  • our ability to grow through new store openings and existing store remodels and expansions;
  • our ability to successfully expand into global markets and related risks;
  • our relationships with independent franchise, license and wholesale partners;
  • our direct channel businesses;
  • our failure to protect our reputation and our brand images;
  • our failure to protect our trade names, trademarks and patents;
  • the highly competitive nature of the retail industry generally and the segments in which we operate particularly;
  • consumer acceptance of our products and our ability to keep up with fashion trends, develop new merchandise and launch new product lines successfully;
  • our ability to source, distribute and sell goods and materials on a global basis, including risks related to:
    • political instability;
    • duties, taxes and other charges;
    • legal and regulatory matters;
    • volatility in currency exchange rates;
    • local business practices and political issues;
    • potential delays or disruptions in shipping and transportation and related pricing impacts;
    • disruption due to labor disputes; and
    • changing expectations regarding product safety due to new legislation;
  • fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates;
  • stock price volatility;
  • our failure to maintain our credit rating;
  • our ability to service or refinance our debt;
  • our ability to retain key personnel;
  • our ability to attract, develop and retain qualified employees and manage labor-related costs;
  • the inability of our manufacturers to deliver products in a timely manner and meet quality standards;
  • fluctuations in product input costs;
  • fluctuations in energy costs;
  • increases in the costs of mailing, paper and printing;
  • claims arising from our self-insurance;
  • our ability to implement and maintain information technology systems and to protect associated data;
  • our failure to maintain the security of customer, associate, supplier or company information;
  • our failure to comply with regulatory requirements;
  • tax matters; and
  • legal and compliance matters.

We are not under any obligation and do not intend to make publicly available any update or other revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release or the presentation to reflect circumstances existing after the date of this press release or the presentation or to reflect the occurrence of future events even if experience or future events make it clear that any expected results expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements will not be realized. Additional information regarding these and other factors can be found in “Item 1A. Risk Factors’ in our 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

SOURCE L Brands, Inc.

L Brands, Investor Relations, Amie Preston, (614) 415-6704, apreston@lb.com, or Media Relations, Tammy Roberts Myers, (614) 415-7072, communications@lb.com

Darden Restaurants declared $0.55 per share regular quarterly cash dividend on its outstanding common stock

ORLANDO, Fla., 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Directors of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.55 per share on the Company’s outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on November 2, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 9, 2015.

About Darden
Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI) owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants that generate $6.8 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and employing 150,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. Our restaurant brands – Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House – reflect the rich diversity of those who dine with us. Our brands are built on deep insights into what our guests want. For more information, please visit www.darden.com.

SOURCE Darden Restaurants, Inc.: Financial

(Analysts) Kevin Kalicak (407) 245-5870; (Media) Rich Jeffers (407) 245-4189

Not a product recall: Wegmans Cleaned and Cut Kale tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes

ROCHESTER, NY, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — On September 14, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified Wegmans that a random sample of Wegmans Cleaned and Cut Kale, 16 oz. bag (UPC# 77890 26045) was taken from one store on August 3 and tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

This product is also used as an ingredient in a variety of recipes offered on Wegmans hot and cold bars and other prepared foods.

This is not a product recall, because the best-by date on this product was August 10, and it is no longer in stores and should no longer be in customers’ homes. However, out of an abundance of caution, Wegmans is taking the unusual step of announcing these test results.

“We want customers who may have consumed this product, or who consumed prepared foods that contained kale, between July 30 and August 12, to know about this on the chance they have experienced or may experience symptoms for listeriosis,”  says Jo Natale, vice president of media relations. “Knowing this, they can reach out to their doctor for advice or treatment if necessary. “

The incubation period for listeriosis can range from three to 70 days, but symptoms usually appear within a month.

No illnesses associated with this product have been reported to Wegmans or its supplier.

L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate foods and cause a mild non-invasive illness (called listerial gastroenteritis) or a severe, sometimes life-threatening, illness (called invasive listeriosis). Persons who have the greatest risk of experiencing listeriosis after consuming foods contaminated with L. monocytogenes are fetuses and neonates who are infected after the mother is exposed to L. monocytogenes during pregnancy, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. Customers who have experienced these symptoms should contact their physician.

To hear a complete list of affected products and prepared food items, consumers should call 1-877-273-6375.

If there are additional questions, customers should contact Wegmans consumer affairs department toll free at 1-855-934-3663 Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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

Contact Information:  Jo Natale, Wegmans vice president of media relations, 585-429-3627

X5 Retail Group’s CEO Stephan DuCharme acquired 1,500 X5 Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs)

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V. (‘X5’or the ‘Company’) filed the following notification to the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets regarding the acquisition of X5 Global Depositary Receipts (‘GDRs’) by Stephan DuCharme, CEO of X5:

Transaction date Number of GDRs Price per GDR
18-09-2015 1,500 USD 15.483

Following this acquisition Stephan DuCharme holds 100,334 GDRs, or 0.04% in the issued and outstanding share capital of the Company.

This announcement is made in accordance with the requirements of DTR 3.1.4. of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.

Note to Editors:

X5 Retail Group N.V. (LSE: FIVE, Fitch – ‘BB’, Moody’s – ‘Ba3’, S&P – ‘BB-’) is a leading Russian food retailer. The Company operates several retail formats: the chain of proximity stores under the Pyaterochka brand, the supermarket chain under the Perekrestok brand, the hypermarket chain under the Karusel brand and Express convenience stores under various brands.

As of 30 June 2015, X5 had 5,971 Company-operated stores. It has the leading market position in both Moscow and St. Petersburg and a significant presence in the European part of Russia. Its store base includes 5,273 Pyaterochka proximity stores, 438 Perekrestok supermarkets, 83 Karusel hypermarkets and 177 convenience stores. The Company operates 35 DCs and 1,364 Company-owned trucks across the Russian Federation.

For the full year 2014, revenue totaled RUB 633,873 mln (USD 16,498 mln), EBITDA reached RUB 45,860 mln (USD 1,194 mln), and profit for the period amounted to RUB 12,691 mln (USD 330 mln). In H1 2015, revenue totaled RUB 382,608 mln (USD 6,666 mln), EBITDA reached RUB 27,518 mln (USD 479 mln), and net income amounted to RUB 7,942 mln (USD 138 mln).

X5’s Shareholder structure is as follows: Alfa Group – 47.86%, founders of Pyaterochka – 14.43%, X5 Directors – 0.05%, treasury shares – 0.01%, free float – 37.64%.

For further details please contact
Maxim Novikov
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +7 (495) 502-9783
e-mail: Maxim.Novikov@x5.ru

Anastasiya Kvon
IR Director
Tel.: +7 (495) 792-3511
e-mail: Anastasiya.Kvon@x5.ru

Russian retailer X5 Retail Group launched a business forum programme X5 Dialogue

Voronezh, Russia, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group, a leading Russian food retailer, has launched a business forum programme, X5 Dialogue, to foster relations with Russian producers interested in cooperation with the Company’s retail chains.

One of the key events of the programme was today’s X5 Regional Supplier’s Day in Voronezh. The programme will also include meetings with food producers’ unions and a conference with the Company’s top 100 suppliers, which is scheduled for October 2015.

Voronezh was selected to host the first X5 Regional Supplier’s Day because it is Central Russia’s key agricultural region. In 2015, X5 opened two state-of-the-art logistics facilities here, Ramon and Chernozemye, strengthening ties between local companies and consumers from six neighbouring regions.

The forum’s objective was to provide local producers with information and advice on a wide range of topics concerning cooperation with retail chains, such as product quality control, as well as requirements for transportation, storage, selling and disposal of food products set out in the Customs Union’s and X5’s technical regulations.

The producers were also informed of marketing opportunities available at various production stages, from regional to national sales. Marketing directors from national retail chains presented approaches to organising joint promotions, provided recommendations on packaging design and advertising in stores, as well as on participation by various producers in the retail chains’ private label product line.

The forum also focused on requirements and conditions for selecting contractors, recommendations on drafting of business proposals, and compliance with the Code of Good Practice, the key retail self-regulation tool.

In total, 40 agricultural and processing companies from the Voronezh Region participated in the forum. In addition to general sections, any participant could get an individual consultation from X5’s leading category managers. The forum also hosted an exposition of products from local Voronezh companies.

As part of the X5 Dialogue programme, this autumn the Company will also hold meetings with representatives of the Russian Guild of Bakers and Confectioners, National Meat Association, National Dairy Producers Union, the Union of Russian Brewers, and other industry unions and regional trade associations. These meetings will focus on compliance with the Code of Good Practice and the use of self-regulation tools and processes.

The final event in the 2015 programme will be a conference with the Company’s top 100 suppliers, which will serve as a platform for real-time dialogue between the Company’s senior managers and executives of its largest suppliers.

Note to Editors:
X5 Retail Group N.V. (LSE: FIVE, Fitch – ‘BB’, Moody’s – ‘Ba3’, S&P – ‘BB-’) is a leading Russian food retailer. The Company operates several retail formats: the chain of proximity stores under the Pyaterochka brand, the supermarket chain under the Perekrestok brand, the hypermarket chain under the Karusel brand and Express convenience stores under various brands.

As of 30 June 2015, X5 had 5,971 Company-operated stores. It has the leading market position in both Moscow and St. Petersburg and a significant presence in the European part of Russia. Its store base includes 5,273 Pyaterochka proximity stores, 438 Perekrestok supermarkets, 83 Karusel hypermarkets and 177 convenience stores. The Company operates 35 DCs and 1,364 Company-owned trucks across the Russian Federation.

For the full year 2014, revenue totaled RUB 633,873 mln (USD 16,498 mln), EBITDA reached RUB 45,860 mln (USD 1,194 mln), and profit for the period amounted to RUB 12,691 mln (USD 330 mln). In H1 2015, revenue totaled RUB 382,608 mln (USD 6,666 mln), EBITDA reached RUB 27,518 mln (USD 479 mln), and net income amounted to RUB 7,942 mln (USD 138 mln).

X5’s Shareholder structure is as follows: Alfa Group – 47.86%, founders of Pyaterochka – 14.43%, X5 Directors – 0.05%, treasury shares – 0.01%, free float – 37.64%.

For further details please contact
Maxim Novikov
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +7 (495) 502-9783
e-mail: Maxim.Novikov@x5.ru

Anastasiya Kvon
IR Director
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The new Whole Foods Market app now available to iOS users for download

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market shoppers with Apple iOS devices can now enjoy the expanded functionality of Whole Foods Market’s completely redesigned Whole Foods Market® app, featuring intuitive navigation and time-saving features that enable shoppers to have recipes, ingredients and shopping lists quickly and conveniently delivered through Instacart in-app integration.

The new app supports Apple’s new iOS9 Spotlight Search feature, enabling Whole Foods Market shoppers to search a huge recipe collection without having to open the app. The new app also features a cleaner design, the ability to browse and save recipes, see what’s on sale, filter by special diets, create shopping lists that sync with Apple Watch, and explore many tips and how-to’s from Whole Foods Market experts.

iOS users can download the new Whole Foods Market app here.

Whole Foods Market is committed to delivering great shopping experiences, including digital conveniences, so shoppers can engage with Whole Foods Market both in and outside the four walls of its stores. Innovative, technology-driven shopping conveniences also include fast, easy and secure digital wallet options like Apple Pay, Android Pay and the soon-to-be-available Samsung Pay, to pay at checkout.

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The new Whole Foods Market app now available to iOS users for download

The new Whole Foods Market app now available to iOS users for download

Whole Foods Market to host its quarterly 5% Community Giving Day across all nine New York City stores during National Arts in Education Week

NEW YORK, NY, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is excited to host its quarterly 5% Community Giving Day across all nine New York City stores during National Arts in Education Week, to recognize the role of arts in engaging and improving our communities. As part of Whole Foods Market’s deep commitment to its local communities, on September 16th, all nine stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn, will be donating 5% of the day’s net sales to three local creative youth organizations that strive to promote social change and profound connections through the use of art-making events, classes, and public art displays – Groundswell, Slideluck, and Creative Art Works.

“Whole Foods Market is a proud supporter of the arts and we’re thrilled to be bringing together three organizations for a citywide 5% day,” said KAR, Marketing Team Leader for Whole Foods Market Union Square. “These organizations have made a positive impact across our neighborhoods and we are honored to work with them to raise awareness and highlight the importance of encouraging social changes through art in New York City.”

Shoppers making purchases on September 16th across Whole Foods Market locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn will be supporting these organizations and their missions:

Groundswell: New York City’s leading organization dedicated to community public art, brings together youth, artists, and community partners, to make public art that advances social change, for a more just and equitable world. Groundswell’s projects beautify neighborhoods, engage youth in societal and personal transformation, and give expression to ideas and perspectives that are underrepresented in the public dialogue. All proceeds will support Groundswell and their work to use art as a tool for social change.  www.groundswell.nyc 

Creative Arts Works: Creative Art Works provides dynamic visual arts and multimedia experiences to NYC youth who otherwise lack access to creative youth development. Our in-school and out-of-school-time classes, community art-making events, and public art youth employment programs build confidence, unlock a love of learning, and create profound connections between our young people and their communities. http://www.creativeartworks.org/

Slideluck: Slideluck is a non-profit dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art. Using multimedia slideshows combined with potluck dinners, Slideluck has carved out a dynamic, inspiring and unique niche in over 100 cities worldwide. The Slideluck Youth Initiative fosters creative expressions and empowers underprivileged students through the use of photography and multimedia storytelling. http://slideluck.com/

Proceeds from Whole Foods Market’s nine New York City locations, including Bowery, Chelsea, Columbus Circle, Midtown East, Tribeca, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and Third and 3rd Brooklyn, will be shared equally among the three organizations. To find the Whole Foods market closest to you, click here.

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Rite Aid 2Q Fiscal 2016: Net Income $21.5m; Adjusted EBITDA $346.8m

  • Second Quarter Net Income of $21.5 Million and Net Income per Diluted Share of $0.02, Compared to Prior Year’s Second Quarter Net Income of $127.8 Million and Net Income  per Diluted Share of $0.13
  • Second Quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $346.8 Million Compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $364.2 Million in Prior Year’s Second Quarter
  • Completes Previously Announced Acquisition of EnvisionRx
  • Rite Aid Updates Outlook for Fiscal 2016

 

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today reported operating results for its fiscal second quarter ended August 29, 2015. The company reported revenues of $7.7 billion, net income of $21.5 million or $0.02 per diluted share, and Adjusted EBITDA of $346.8 million, or 4.5 percent of revenues.

“The second quarter was pivotal for Rite Aid as we completed the acquisition of EnvisionRx and worked as a team to accelerate our transformation into a retail healthcare company,” said Rite Aid Chairman and CEO John Standley. “EnvisionRx made positive contributions to our performance as our Pharmacy Services Segment* delivered results that were in line with our expectations. We will continue to focus on key initiatives like wellness+ with Plenti, flu immunizations and Wellness store remodels to drive performance in our retail segment as we also leverage EnvisionRx’s suite of services to create unique and integrated offerings in the healthcare marketplace.”

Second Quarter Summary 

Revenues for the quarter were $7.7 billion versus revenues of $6.5 billion in the prior year’s second quarter, an increase of $1.2 billion or 17.5 percent. Retail Pharmacy Segment revenues were $6.6 billion and increased    1.9 percent primarily as a result of an increase in same store sales. Pharmacy Services Segment revenues were $1.1 billion from the date of the acquisition of EnvisionRx, which was June 24, 2015 through the end of the quarter.

*Pharmacy Services Segment consists of results from EnvisionRx  

Same store drugstore sales for the Retail Pharmacy Segment increased 2.1 percent over the prior year, consisting of a 0.3 percent increase in front-end sales and a 2.8 percent increase in pharmacy sales. Pharmacy sales included an approximate 223 basis point negative impact from new generic introductions. The number of prescriptions filled in same stores increased 0.2 percent over the prior year period. Prescription sales accounted for 69.3 percent of total drugstore sales, and third party prescription revenue was 97.8 percent of pharmacy sales.

Net income was $21.5 million or $0.02 per diluted share compared to last year’s second quarter net income of $127.8 million or $0.13 per diluted share. The decline in net income resulted primarily from a $33.2 million loss on debt retirement related to the redemption of the company’s 8.00% senior secured notes, higher depreciation and amortization expense related to EnvisionRx and an increase in capital spending, higher interest and transaction costs incurred in connection with the company’s acquisition of EnvisionRx, and the cycling of a prior year benefit of approximately $40 million related to the Company’s transition to its new drug purchasing and delivery arrangement with McKesson.

Adjusted EBITDA (which is reconciled to net income on the attached table) was $346.8 million or 4.5 percent of revenues for the second quarter compared to $364.2 million or 5.6 percent of revenues for the like period last year. After taking into effect the prior year benefit of $40 million related to the Company’s transition to its new drug purchasing and delivery arrangement, Adjusted EBITDA increased by $22.6 million. This increase was due to $33.2 million of Pharmacy Services Segment Adjusted EBITDA, partially offset by a decline in Retail Pharmacy Segment gross margin, which was due to lower pharmacy reimbursement, partially offset by lower drug purchasing costs.

In the second quarter, the company relocated 3 stores and remodeled 119 stores, bringing the total number of wellness stores chainwide to 1,859. The company also opened 2 new stores, acquired 2 stores, and closed 9 stores, resulting in a total store count of 4,561 at the end of the second quarter. The Company also opened 5 clinics in the second quarter, bringing the total to 70.

Rite Aid Updates Fiscal 2016 Guidance  

Rite Aid has updated its fiscal 2016 guidance to reflect more recent sales trends and additional expected amortization expense from EnvisionRx. The midpoint of Adjusted EBITDA guidance remains unchanged. Total revenues are expected to be between $30.8 billion and $31.1 billion. Retail drugstore sales are expected to be between $26.7 billion and $27.0 billion and same store sales to range from an increase of 1.5 percent to an increase of 2.5 percent over fiscal 2015. Adjusted EBITDA (which is reconciled to net income on the attached table) guidance is expected to be between $1.360 billion and $1.440 billion and net income is expected to be between $125 million and $195 million or income per diluted share of $0.12 to $0.19. Capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $665 million.

Conference Call Broadcast  

Rite Aid will hold an analyst call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time today with remarks by Rite Aid’s management team. The call will be simulcast via the internet and can be accessed through the websites www.riteaid.com in the conference call section of investor information and www.StreetEvents.com. Slides related to materials discussed on the call will be available on both sites. A playback of the call will be available on both sites starting at 12 p.m. Eastern Time today. A playback of the call will also be available by telephone beginning at 12 p.m. Eastern Time today until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Sept. 19, 2015. The playback number is 1-855-859-2056 from within the U.S. and Canada or 1-404-537-3406 from outside the U.S. and Canada with the eight-digit reservation number 34603858.

Rite Aid is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with 4,561 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through Rite Aid’s website at www.riteaid.com.

Statements, including guidance, in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” and “will” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, assumptions and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, our high level of indebtedness and our ability to make interest and principal payments on our debt and satisfy the other covenants contained in our debt agreements, general economic, market and competitive conditions, our ability to improve the operating performance of our stores in accordance with our long term strategy, the impact of private and public third-party payers continued reduction in prescription drug reimbursements and efforts to encourage mail order, our ability to manage expenses and our investments in working capital, outcomes of legal and regulatory matters and changes in legislation or regulations, including healthcare reform. These and other risks, assumptions and uncertainties are described in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other documents that we file or furnish with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which you are encouraged to read. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Rite Aid expressly disclaims any current intention to update publicly any forward-looking statement after the distribution of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.                                                                                

See the attached table for a reconciliation of a non-GAAP financial measure, Adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most comparable GAAP financial measure. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income excluding the impact of income taxes (and any corresponding adjustments to tax indemnification asset), interest expense, depreciation and amortization, LIFO adjustments, charges or credits for facility closing and impairment, inventory write-downs related to store closings, debt retirements and other items (including stock-based compensation expense, sale of assets and investments and revenue deferrals related to our customer loyalty program).  

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Click Here for 2nd Quarter Results Detail

Contact:

Investors: Matt Schroeder 717-214-8867 or investor@riteaid.com

Media: Susan Henderson 717-730-7766

Meijer combined its Meijer Naturals and Meijer Organics products lines to one True Goodness™ by Meijer brand

Millennial consumers lead conversation around organic and real food

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — As consumers continue to lean toward healthier meal and snacking options, Meijer announced today an expansion of its assortment of real food products through the launch of the True Goodness™ by Meijer brand.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer combined its Meijer Naturals and Meijer Organics products lines to one True Goodness™ by Meijer brand in an effort to minimize confusion over which products are better for customers based on their ingredients.

“We know it’s important to our customers to provide wholesome foods to their families, and the True Goodness brand is a simple and affordable solution to eating healthier,” said Peter Whitsett, executive vice president of merchandising and marketing for Meijer. “This brand makes real food more approachable, and is part of our ongoing focus to provide health and wellness options for our customers.”

According to industry research, millennial customers are leading the conversation around organic and real food, influencing trends among older generations. With 9 million millennial moms in the U.S. alone, this generation also comprises the majority of today’s new parents. And while many millennial moms still purchase the processed national brand peanut butter, chips, cereals and yogurt for their spouses, they are also grabbing healthier versions for their children.

With nothing artificial, no hydrogenated oils, and a wide range of USDA certified organic items, True Goodness offers healthier food options at a great value and with a wide product selection available throughout the store. The packaging differentiates which items are USDA certified organic, meaning these products do not contain GMOs, growth hormones, antibiotics, conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or ionizing radiation.

Meijer is in the process of transitioning 225 of its Meijer Organics and Meijer Naturals food items to the True Goodness brand, and plans to add 100 new products this year, including granola chips, coconut oil, organic coffee pods, macaroni and cheese, juice boxes, organic popcorn, spices and frozen potatoes.

The True Goodness brand is slated to offer 325 total products by early 2016.

“We are committed to providing our customers healthier options at an affordable price, and are pleased to offer a growing assortment through the True Goodness brand,” Meijer Healthy Living Manager Shari Steinbach said.

For more information on the True Goodness brand, please visit www.meijer.com/truegoodness.

About Meijer:
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 222 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, garden centers and electronic offerings. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/meijer and @twitter.com/meijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

Contact: Christina Fecher, 616-540-6108, christina.fecher@meijer.com

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Meijer combined its Meijer Naturals and Meijer Organics products lines to one True Goodness™ by Meijer brand

Meijer combined its Meijer Naturals and Meijer Organics products lines to one True Goodness™ by Meijer brand

ShopRite will open the ShopRite of Newark Wednesday on Sept. 30, 2015

Ribbon cutting scheduled for 10 AM

Newark, NJ, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite® today announced that it will open the ShopRite of Newark Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, with a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m.

Located in the heart of the Central Ward, the state-of-the art ShopRite of Newark will be owned and operated by the Greenstein family, which has had a long commitment to Essex County as the owners and operators of the Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield, NJ.

“We are very excited to bring our second ShopRite store to Essex County, with this brand new location in Newark, where we will be a vital part of the community and a good neighbor. We call our Brookdale ShopRite the ‘supermarket with a heart,’ and we plan to bring that same heart, soul and dedication now to serve the city of Newark,” said Neil Greenstein, a third generation grocer and owner of the ShopRite of Newark.  “We are privileged to be part of this community and all the great new development that is happening in Newark right now.”

The ShopRite of Newark brings 360 full- and part-time jobs to the city and the store will serve as the anchor for Springfield Marketplace, a much anticipated mixed-used development that will include retail shops, restaurants and 152 market-rate apartments when completed later this year. The ShopRite of Newark Facebook page is already featuring new store associates as part of the countdown to the supermarket opening Sept. 30.  See Facebook page here: Newark Facebook

“We are extremely excited about the Greenstein family opening a ShopRite in Newark, and becoming a partner in creating ‘Newark 3.0,’” Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka said today.  “This development will address several critical needs in the city: eliminating a ‘food desert’ in its neighborhood; providing jobs, job training, career development, and prosperity to our residents, and adding to the overall prosperity and economic strength of Newark as a whole. We are looking forward to cutting the ribbon on this supermarket, our residents are looking forward to working there, and I am looking forward to shopping at a supermarket that is helping to transform Newark into a City we can all believe in.”

Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins said Neil Greenstein focused his hiring and training efforts on Newark residents while working closely over the last two years with community groups such as the Greater Newark Conservancy, the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, and senior and children’s groups in the city.

“Neil has been a genuine community partner, giving of his time, money and team to make ShopRite an essential part of the city of Newark before the cash register even rings up the first dollar. We know that is indicative of who Neil is and what we can expect from this fantastic supermarket in our city. It’s also a prime example of how businesses should operate in communities,” added the councilwoman.

To mark the grand opening, the Greenstein family will make a special donation to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.  The Sept. 30 ceremony will also include an in-store unveiling of a mural painted by Newark students and coordinated by the Barat foundation, a local non-profit organization.

At 70,000 square feet, the full service ShopRite of Newark will offer a broad array of groceries and fresh produce along with hallmark store features and services ShopRite customers have come to expect. The new store will include a butcher shop cutting meat to order; from-scratch fresh bake shop offering store made bread, cakes and pastries; and seafood and produce departments stocking fresh deliveries daily, along with a floral department and pharmacy.

The ShopRite of Newark will also offer a Halal department and a wide selection of freshly prepared meals including ShopRite Kitchen entrees, sides and soups that customers can take home or enjoy at the in-store café.  An on-site dietitian will be available to offer free, one-on-one consultations, store tours or meal planning to customers, and the convenient online ShopRite from Home® service will also be available to customers. ShopRite associates personally shop those online grocery orders and customers can pick up their groceries in-store or have them delivered to their homes.

“The opening of this Shoprite signifies a major victory for the residents of Newark, as a once-underutilized parcel of land in University Heights has been transformed into a much needed mixed-use development, anchored by a state-of-the art grocery store,” said Richard Tucker, President and CEO of Tucker Development. “With the remaining retail and residential components of Springfield Avenue Marketplace nearing completion, we’re only months away from fully realizing our vision of creating one of Newark’s most exciting live-dine-shop developments.”

“This project is a great example of public and private partners coming together to meet the needs of the community,” added Neil Greenstein. “We are so grateful to the leadership of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and the Newark City Council in helping us bring this ShopRite supermarket to Newark.”

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About Brookdale ShopRite, Inc.
Led by third generation grocer Neil Greenstein, Brookdale ShopRite has been a family business for more than 60 years. The company currently owns and operates the Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield, NJ.

About ShopRite
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, based in Keasbey, NJ and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States.  With more than 250 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week.  A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves.  Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $38 million to 1,700 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999.  As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $27 million for local schools, hospitals and community groups.  Progressive Grocer named ShopRite its 2011 Retailer of the Year and Supermarket News awarded ShopRite its 2011 Retail Excellence Award.  For more information, please visit www.ShopRite.com.

Santina Stankevich
Phone: 732-906-5932

Elisabeth Loeb
Phone: 732-906-5156

SOURCE: Wakefern Food Corp

Associated Food Stores: more than 200 independent and locally owned grocers now accept Android Pay

Contactless Pay Option Available at Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s, Lin’s, Fresh Market and other local grocery stores

Salt Lake City, Utah2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Few shoppers leave home without their cell phone. Now their favorite device can help them pay for their groceries. Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s, Lin’s and Fresh Market, along with more than 200 independent and locally owned grocers now accept Android Pay—a simple way to pay in stores with your mobile device.

To use Android Pay, shoppers can download Android Pay in the Play store and add their preferred credit and debit cards. Users can make purchases by unlocking their phones and holding it near the contactless terminal. Android Pay works even if the app isn’t open.  To keep card information secure, payment information is encrypted and constantly monitored for fraud. Instead, Android Pay uses a virtual account number for transactions and does not share the actual 16-digit card number with merchants or store it on the device.

“We want to make grocery shopping as easy as possible for our guests. That includes offering a variety of options when it comes to payment, from traditional choices like cash and cards, to mobile payments,” said Jason Sokol, Director of Marketing for Associated Food Stores.

Android Pay is also available at multiple participating Associated Food Stores retailers including Broulim’s, Blairs, Bowmans, Davis Food & Drug, Kent’s Marketplace, Lee’s MarketPlace and Stokes Market. For more information about Android Pay, visit https://www.android.com/pay/

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About Associated Food Stores
Associated Food Stores was established in 1940 when 34 independent retailers joined together to battle high supplier costs and competition from large chain stores. That fighting spirit has continued to help the grocery wholesaler grow over the last 75 years. With a focus on the little guy, AFS has changed the way independent retailers operate and allowed them to prosper and currently serves more than 500 retailers across the intermountain West. For more information about Associated Food Stores visit afstores.com

Taubman: The Mall of San Juan adds 18 new stores

More than 10 additional stores and restaurants slated to open by year’s end

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Mall of San Juan today announced 18 new stores, including Puerto Rico’s only Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn, along with luxury brands Bulgari and Gustavo Arango and the 100th Oil & Vinegar store will join its shopping and dining lineup this month — the majority of which are exclusive to the market.

“Our lineup of premium retailers and restaurants will become even more distinctive this month,” said Marnie Marquina, marketing and sponsorship director, The Mall of San Juan. “From talented Puerto Rican designers to stores exclusive to the island, we’re excited to offer our customers a truly unique shopping and dining experience.”

The 18 new stores expected to open in September at The Mall of San Juan include:

  • *Agent Provocateur
  • Ann Taylor
  • Bienteveo en el Mar
  • *Big Time
  • Brooks Brothers
  • *Bulgari
  • *Fit2Run, The Runner’s Superstore
  • GUESS
  • *Gustavo Arango
  • Joaquin Blanco
  • *Kiko Milano
  • LOFT
  • *Lucky Brand
  • *lululemon athletica
  • Nouvelle D’Spa Boutique
  • *Oil & Vinegar
  • *Pottery Barn
  • *Williams-Sonoma

*Unique-to-market offerings

This summer, the mall also welcomed Burger & Beer Joint, Carmen Steffens, Hollister, Melissa Shoes, Swarovski, Tommy Bahama and Zara.

Since the center’s grand opening earlier this year on March 26, more than 45 stores have opened at The Mall of San Juan. More than 10 additional stores and restaurants are scheduled to debut by end of year, with at least half sharing the distinction of being exclusive to San Juan.

For a complete list of stores and restaurants, visit www.themallofsanjuan.com/shopping.

About The Mall of San Juan
The Mall of San Juan is a world-class shopping, dining and entertainment destination featuring many distinct, unique to market retailers, including the first Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom in the Caribbean. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. It is located at the south end of the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge, five minutes from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. For more information visit www.themallofsanjuan.com.

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CONTACT:
Nelly Cruz
Nelly Cruz & Associates
787-691-3210
nellycruzpr@yahoo.com

Morrisons own-brand wines won more silverware at International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)

Bradford, England, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons own-brand wines have won more silverware at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), who today published the results for South Africa. Morrisons scooped a further 9 medals adding to their haul of 32 medals already secured in previous tranches of the competition.

Tesco was second with 7 medals and Sainsbury’s were third with 5 medals for their own-brand South African wines. 7 of the 9 medals won by Morrisons went to wines costing less than £5 and were a part of the of the Morrisons great value ‘Chalkboard’ range.’

Impressively the Silver medal winning Morrisons Cabernet Sauvignon £4.49 (pictured) was judged to be as good as South African icon Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon which retails at £28 (Majestic Wine).

The medal winners were as follows:

Silver

  • Morrisons Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, £4.00
  • Morrisons Chenin Blanc 2014, £4.00
  • Morrisons Sauvignon Blanc 2014, £4.00
  • Morrisons Merlot 2014, £4.00
  • Morrisons Shiraz 2014, £4.00
  • M Signature Shiraz 2014, £6.99

Bronze

  • Morrisons Pinotage 2014, £4.49
  • Morrisons Chardonnay 2014, £4.49
  • M Signature Pinotage 2014, £6.99

Mark Jarman, Senior Wine Sourcing Manager at Morrisons, said: “We strive to ensure that every product in our range offers fantastic quality and brilliant value for money. These awards are great recognition for the work that we are doing, but more importantly are extremely helpful for customers looking to buy a great bottle of wine at a fair price. All of these wines have been blended by the Morrisons wine team at source in South Africa and I am delighted by this endorsement.”

The announcement follows a string of own-brand wine wins with 80 individual medals at the 2015 International Wine Challenge and 57 at the 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards. This latest endorsement of Morrisons drinks range comes after the retailer was recently crowned 2015 Supermarket of the Year at the International Wine Challenge Awards and won the 2015 Retail Buying Team of the Year Award at The Drinks Business Awards.

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

SOURCE: Wm Morrison

Morrisons will remove sweets from its main-bank checkouts by February 2016

Bradford, England, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons is today announcing that it will remove sweets from its main-bank checkouts by February 2016 after listening to customers. The supermarket will replace the confectionery with a range of alternative snacks, including fruit, nuts and bottled water. Morrisons already offers alternatives to sweets at one in five of its supermarket checkouts.

The move is part of Morrisons’ work to improve customers’ experience at its checkouts. Other changes include:

  • Putting queue management back into the hands of its store checkout teams rather than use an automated system.
  • Re-introducing express checkouts for shoppers with fewer than 10 items.
  • Replacing older self-service checkouts with more advanced and easier-to-use models.

To make sure the confectionary replaced with items that customers want to buy, Morrisons is running a trial at ten stores across the country, where checkouts will be stocked with the new snacks as well as magazines and bags for life.

David Potts, CEO at Morrisons, said: “We have been listening to parents and guardians who have told us that sweets on checkouts can sometimes lead to pestering from their children. This change will make the trip through the checkout easier and less stressful.”

Bryonie Hollaert, Company Nutritionist, at Morrisons said: “We are doing what we can to help customers choose healthier foods. As well as taking chocolate away from checkouts, we are also removing sugar and salt from other food and drink products. Last year alone we removed nearly one billion calories and over 38million teaspoons of sugar from our soft drinks.”

Jane Ellison MP, Public Health Minister, said: “It’s great that Morrisons has taken this positive step, which responds to a clear demand from their customers. Retailers have a major role to play in helping people make healthier choices.”

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

SOURCE: Wm Morrison

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Wincor Nixdorf, AGS Transact Technologies Limited to produce cash dispensing machines locally in India

Paderborn, Germany, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf and AGS Transact Technologies Limited (AGS) have signed an agreement that includes the provision of a total of 40,000 cash dispensers from Wincor Nixdorf in India within the next two years. Furthermore, as part of their continuous efforts to offer banking technology products to Indian consumers, the companies have entered into a manufacturing cooperation agreement for producing cash dispensing machines locally in India.

Taking inspiration from the government’s “Make in India” scheme and in line with the financial inclusion activities in the country, an ATM tailored to the requirements of remote rural areas will be developed and will feature only important core functions. A sizeable part of the value-creation process will be migrated, with AGS taking over the most of production in India.

The locally manufactured machines, without compromising on technology and quality, will enable a stronger payments infrastructure in smaller towns and cities of India, thereby making both AGS and Wincor Nixdorf important contributors to the financial inclusion initiative launched by the Indian government in recent times. The manufacturing facility is currently being established in Daman (Union Territory of India) with a capacity of 30,000 units per year.

“The agreement concluded between our companies will help to strengthen our competitive position in the rapidly growing Indian market for ATMs. We have thus created a solid foundation for Wincor Nixdorf to operate at a more profitable level in India than in the past and further expand the good market position we have already created for ourselves,” said Eckard Heidloff, CEO & President of Wincor Nixdorf. Mr. Ravi B Goyal, Chairman and Managing Director of AGS Transact Technologies Limited, amends: “With the government of India laying special emphasis on making India a manufacturing hub and trying to include a large part of the Indian population in the formal financial system, this agreement concluded between our companies is well-timed.”

By the end of 2019, approximately 2.1 million ATMs are expected in the Asia Pacific region. Net growth in India is expected to be approximately 295,000 ATMs. Over the next four years, approximately 70% of ATMs shipped to the Asia Pacific region will go to China and India. By 2019, China and India will represent approximately two-thirds of Asia Pacific’s installed ATM base. (Source: Retail Banking Research (RBR), Global ATM Market and Forecasts to 2019, Asia Pacific).

About AGS Transact Technologies
AGS is one of India’s leading providers of a wide spectrum of payment solutions and technology products for the banking, retail and petroleum sectors. We provide customized products and solutions comprising ATMs and other automated payment products, related maintenance and managed services, cash management services and transaction switching services. With over 40,000 ATMs under management, our operations cover more than 700 cities and towns, reaching out to over 100,000 customer touch points across India. For more information visit: www.agsindia.com

Disclaimer
AGS Transact Technologies Limited is proposing, subject to receipt of requisite approvals, market conditions and other considerations, to make an initial public offering of its equity shares and has filed a Draft Red Herring Prospectus (“DRHP”) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”). The DRHP is available on the website of the SEBI at www.sebi.gov.in and the respective websites of the Book Running Lead Managers at www.axiscapital.co.in, www.online.citibank.co.in/rhtm/citigroupglobalscreen1.htm, www.hdfcbank.com, www.icicisecurities.com and www.investmentbank.kotak.com. Investors should note that investment in equity shares involves a high degree of risk. For details, potential investors should refer to the Red Herring Prospectus which may be filed with the Registrar of Companies in future including the section titled “Risk Factors”. Potential investors should not rely on the Draft Red Herring Prospectus filed with the SEBI in making any investment decision.

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

Wincor Nixdorf moved up a spot on the IDC Financial Insights FinTech Ratings 2015

FinTech annual rankings list international technology companies that drive revenue from the financial services industry

Paderborn, Germany, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, one of the world’s leading provider of comprehensive IT solutions in banking and retail, announced today it has moved up a spot on the IDC Financial Insights FinTech Ratings 2015 – from tenth to ninth place. The ranking is an annual Fortune 500-style international listing of the top technology companies that drive more than one-third of their revenue from the financial services industry.

“Increasing earning power and efficiency plays a key role in all sectors, and we are dedicated to helping our clients in the banking industry stay efficient and competitive,” said Javier López-Bartolomé, Senior Vice President, Region Americas, and Wincor Nixdorf USA President and CEO. “It is an honor to see our hard work recognized by IDC once again this year.”

The organization’s progress on IDC’s Top 100 list reflects Wincor Nixdorf’s capacity to stay ahead of the curve and consistently offer solutions that help financial institutions to differentiate themselves.

The company has seen its business with retail banks grow steadily within the past year especially, thanks to its wide range of solutions designed to help customers capitalize on the transformation currently underway in the banking industry. The FinTech Rankings categorize and evaluate technology providers based on calendar year revenues from financial institutions for hardware, software and/or services.

“For more than a decade, IDC has evaluated the revenues of leading global tech and financial service industry providers in order to construct the FinTech Rankings,” said Jerry Silva, Director of Global Banking Research for IDC Financial Insights. “Appearing in the top ten of this list represents a position of strength and influence in the market. We congratulate all of the companies listed in this year’s Top 100 FinTech ranking for demonstrating their success in the industry and commitment to their customers.”

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

CBL & Associates Properties, Fisher-Price partner to design soft play area attractions at select CBL centers nationwide

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. and PLAYTIME, LLC are pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with Fisher-Price, Inc., one of the world’s leading infant and preschool toy manufacturers, and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., to design soft play area attractions at select CBL centers nationwide.

“We are thrilled to be the first shopping center owner to partner with Fisher-Price on such a project,” said Stephen Lebovitz, President and CEO of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. “Children’s play areas have always been an important amenity at CBL shopping centers. This partnership will allow us to provide families and children an unparalleled experience with characters and toys they know and love.”

The play areas will resemble a larger-than-life Toy Box featuring iconic brands like Thomas & Friends™, Little People® and more. PLAYTIME, LLC, long-time partner of CBL, will bring these highly recognizable and well-loved characters to life in interactive, engaging attractions exclusive to CBL malls.

“Partnering with Fisher-Price was such a natural fit based on our companies shared focus of capturing imaginations and creating one-of-a-kind experiences,” stated Jeff Evans, Director of Business Development at PLAYTIME, LLC. “What better way for kids and families to connect with these iconic characters than introducing them in a larger than life Toy Box! CBL has always challenged us to deliver first class play areas to the communities it serves, and I believe we’ve done exactly that with this design. I can’t wait for the grand openings!”

“When these play attractions open, families with young children across the country will experience the thrill of stepping into a toy box filled with their favorite toys,” said Geoff Walker, Executive Vice President, Commercial, North America for Mattel. “Children will be able to play amongst larger-than-life classics that have been loved for generations. It’s going to be like a child’s dream come to life.”

The five-year partnership kicks off this fall with the first three attractions opening at West Towne Mall in Madison, WI; Asheville Mall in Asheville, NC; and Monroeville Mall in Monroeville, PA, just in time for the 2015 holiday season. Three additional attractions will open in early 2016 and locations will be announced in the coming months. Over the next three years, the partnership is planned to extend to more than eighteen malls across the country.

About Fisher-Price
In 1931, Herman Fisher and Irving Price embarked on a journey to change the toy industry. Their goal: creating playthings that inspire a child’s development. More than 80 years later, Fisher-Price remains deeply rooted in the belief that play is the way children learn best. To this day, understanding the importance of play in building a child’s skills is the fundamental principle, as the company strives to enrich the lives of families with young children around the globe. United by the passion for a child’s safe care and development at each age and stage, the people of Fisher-Price work tirelessly to bring families the best toys and baby products in the world. Some of the company’s best-known brands include Laugh & Learn®, Little People®, Power Wheels®, and Imaginext®. Fisher-Price is a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT). For more information, visit www.fisher-price.com (U.S.) and www.fisher-price.ca (Canada) or connect with Fisher-Price on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

About Thomas & Friends™
Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son 69 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages. The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Thomas & Friends makes tracks to great destinations on PBS KIDS®, Sprout® and on Five’s Milkshake! and Nick Jr in the UK and on CCTV in China. Downloadable episodes are available through iTunes. For more information about the world of Thomas the Tank Engine™ and his friends, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com.

About PLAYTIME
PLAYTIME is the global provider of unique, interactive indoor, outdoor and water play areas and playground equipment. Family-friendly businesses that want to stand out, hire PLAYTIME to create powerful play experiences. PLAYTIME’s commercial playground equipment and themed soft play areas are designed to engage children, drive traffic and enhance its customer’s brands. Thousands of families EXPERIENCE PLAYTIME every day at malls, restaurants, airports, stadiums, childcare centers, healthcare centers, fitness centers, churches, resorts, water parks, and museums – any place that kids and toddlers play.

About CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages 147 properties, including 90 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties are located in 30 states and total 84.0 million square feet including 6.5 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties. Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL has regional offices in Boston (Waltham), MA, Dallas (Irving), TX, and St. Louis, MO. Additional information can be found at cblproperties.com.

CBL contact: Stacey Keating, Corporate Marketing Specialist, 423.490.8361, Stacey.Keating@CBLProperties.com

SM Prime Holdings to issue Fixed Rate Peso Retail Bonds up to PHP15 Billion

Pasay City, Philippines, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SMPH) announced today that its Board of Directors approved the issuance of Fixed Rate Peso Retail Bonds up to Php15 Billion with an over subscription option of up to Php5 Billion with maturities of 5.25 years and 10 years.

The Board of Directors also authorized the management to negotiate and finalize the terms and conditions, including pricing, tenor and any increase in issuance amount, and execute any and all documents necessary, to implement the retail bond issue.

SOURCE: SM Investments Corporation

DICK’S Sporting Goods opens its 10th store in Wisconsin at the Janesville Mall in Janesville, WI

Special Appearance Sunday by Barry Alvarez

PITTSBURGH, 2015-9-21 — /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 10th store in Wisconsin and 631st store nationwide on Friday, October 2nd at the Janesville Mall in Janesville, WI (2500 Milton Avenue).

DICK’S three-day grand opening celebration will run through Sunday, October 4th. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday.

On Friday, the first 100 people in line will be eligible for a free Reebok Play Dry® T-Shirt. Guests who are in line at 7:45am on Friday will get a chance to open the DICK’S Sporting Goods Gift Locker.‡‡

Former football coach Barry Alvarez** will make an in-store appearance from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday and Sunday giveaways include a free Mystery Gift Card from $5 to $500 for the first 100 adults in line. Guests who are in line at 7:45 a.m. Saturday and 8:45 a.m. on Sunday will also get a chance to open the DICK’S Sporting Goods Gift Locker.‡‡

“DICK’S Sporting Goods is excited to become a member of the Janesville community with the opening of our newest location,” said Lauren Hobart, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “We look forward to serving the athletes and outdoor enthusiasts in Janesville and inspiring them to achieve their personal best.”

The new location will feature Nike and Under Armour shops, athletic and outdoor apparel and footwear and the latest gear for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting and fishing. More than 40 in-store services by DICK’S certified PROS in sports and outdoor specialties such as bike, golf and fishing will also be available.

Visit DICKS.com/Janesville for details and LIKE DICK’S Sporting Goods on Facebook for the latest information on local appearances, special events and brand activations.

‡‡NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. Limit one t-shirt, mystery gift card and/or gift locker combination per person, per day. Must be 18+ for gift card and gift locker promotions. See store or DICKS.com/Janesville 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/Janesville 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, True Runner and Chelsea Collective specialty stores. For more information, visit the Press Room at DICKS.com.

Contact: DICK’S Sporting Goods – press@dcsg.com

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Washington Redskins Terrance Knighton to debut his Signature Sub Sandwich at Harris Teeter on Oct. 5, 2015

Charlotte, N.C., 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Knighton to Sign Autographs, Sample Signature Sub Sandwich, Introduce Fans to Must-Have Meal for Lunch

Date Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
Time Noon – 1 p.m.
Where Spectrum Center Harris Teeter
11806 Spectrum Center
Reston, Va. 20190

Interviews are available.  Live shots are welcomed!
Monday, Oct. 5, Washington Redskins nose tackle Terrance Knighton will team up with Harris Teeter to debut his personally designed Signature Sub Sandwich which is guaranteed to fill even the largest appetite.

Knighton’s sandwich “The Capital Roast” is a must-try for Harris Teeter shoppers. For only $3.99, fans can satisfy their appetite with “The Capital Roast” which features roasted chicken, pepperoni and bacon topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, pickles, oil, vinegar, ranch dressing and a dash of Salt and Pepper on a white flour tortilla. Shoppers can make it a lunch pack for only $4.49. The lunch pack includes “The Capital Roast” sandwich and your choice of one chocolate chunk, macadamia nut, oatmeal raisin or cranberry nut cookie.

“The Capital Roast” will be available in the Fresh Foods Market Sandwich Shop in all Washington-area Harris Teeter stores.  Monday only, however, Knighton will make an appearance at the Spectrum Center Harris Teeter to personally introduce shoppers and fans to his Signature Sub Sandwich.  He will also be signing autographs.

Harris Teeter’s Fresh Foods Market offers made-to-order sandwiches and wraps daily and is proud to introduce “The Capital Roast” as Harris Teeter’s first Signature Sub Sandwich of the 2015-2016 season.  Be on the look-out for additional Signature Sub Sandwiches this season.

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Washington Redskins Terrance Knighton to debut his Signature Sub Sandwich at Harris Teeter on Oct. 5, 2015

Washington Redskins Terrance Knighton to debut his Signature Sub Sandwich at Harris Teeter on Oct. 5, 2015