Sears Holdings to release financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter on Thursday, December 3

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced the company currently plans to release financial results for its fiscal 2015 third quarter on Thursday, December 3, 2015.

About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members – wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings is home to Shop Your Way®, a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with full-line and specialty retail stores across the United States. For more information, visit

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SOK to join S Group’s hardware functions to SOK Food and Consumer Goods

HELSINKI, 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — SOK will join S Group’s hardware functions to SOK Food and Consumer Goods. The statutory labour negotiations related to the upgrade have been concluded, resulting in fewer than 30 people’s contracts being terminated.

The goal of S Group is to more effectively utilise the strengths of the food and consumer goods trade in the hardware trade. SOK will discontinue SOK Hardware functions and join S Group’s hardware functions to SOK Food and Consumer Goods. This will bring more synergy benefits and cost-efficiency to S Group’s hardware functions.

“We are seeking new growth opportunities and making our operations more effective. For example, volumes will grow when we connect SOK Hardware’s procurement to that of SOK Food and Consumer Goods. This is of significance in the increasingly international operating environment of the hardware trade. Unfortunately, the steps taken will also have an impact on SOK’s staff”, says Arttu Laine, Executive Vice President of SOK, S-Group Chain Operations, Procurement and Logistics.

In hardware sales, S Group will also more extensively focus on a multichannel approach that covers online and physical stores, in hardware’s chains (Kodin Terra and S-Rauta) as well as in the chains of food and consumer goods’ (Prisma and S-market).

One reason behind the change is that a transition is underway in traditional hardware store sales. In addition to hardware store chains and specialised stores, interior design, yard and gardening, and construction products are being sold to an increasing extent at supermarkets, in discount stores and online. Many Prisma stores already provide building and renovation products.

The negotiations covered all staff members of SOK Hardware, and some staff members of SOK Food and Consumer Goods.  The original estimate was that a maximum of 30 people would be let go.

The negotiations did not cover the other operations of SOK and SOK Corporation, such as S-Verkkopalvelut Ltd or Inex Partners Ltd.

The negotiations will not affect the employees of the regional cooperatives, S Group hardware outlets, or the services provided for co-op members.

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SOK to join S Group's hardware functions to SOK Food and Consumer Goods

SOK to join S Group’s hardware functions to SOK Food and Consumer Goods

Lowe’s promotions: Marci P. Grebstein to CMO; Erin K. Sellman to senior VP strategy, insights and planning

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today announced that Marci P. Grebstein has been promoted to chief marketing officer (CMO), effective immediately. Grebstein most recently served as vice president of advertising, leading the U.S. advertising strategy and marketing operations to build loyalty for the brand. She will report to Michael A. Jones, chief customer officer, and succeedsThomas J. (Tom) Lamb who has left the company.

Grebstein joined Lowe’s earlier this year and has more than 20 years of experience leading brand, marketing, advertising and e-commerce strategies for large retail companies, including Food Lion and Staples. She will be responsible for managing the Lowe’s brand by overseeing the integrated marketing and communications strategy to consumers, including digital marketing, content strategy and development, consumer relationship management, advertising and media for the U.S. home improvement business.

Erin K. Sellman has been promoted to senior vice president of strategy, insights and planning responsible for corporate strategy, consumer insights, and the planning and process organization.  She will also report to Jones.

Sellman joined Lowe’s in 2004 and most recently served as vice president of strategy and insights. She also has served as vice president of strategy and alignment, director of corporate strategy and director of new market development. Sellman has nearly 20 years of experience in strategic planning and management. Prior to joining Lowe’s, she held strategy and consulting positions with A.T. Kearney and Arthur Andersen.

“Marci’s deep experience in retail marketing will help Lowe’s continue to create more personalized and relevant communications to consumers,” said Jones. “And Erin’s innovative thinking and data-driven insights will help Lowe’s continue to develop effective strategies for the future and further enhance the customer experience across all consumer touch points.”

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada andMexico through its stores and online at, and With fiscal year 2014 sales of $56.2 billion, Lowe’s has more than 1,845 home improvement and hardware stores and 265,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit


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The IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign will soon be active in over 40 countries

Conshohocken, PA, 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, a global cause-related initiative, will soon be active in over 40 countries raising millions of dollars for refugees. From November 29 through December 19, 2015, for every LED product sold in all IKEA stores and online, the IKEA Foundation will donate $1 to help UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. These raised funds will help provide light and energy from renewable sources to refugee camp families to enable them to live in safer and more suitable conditions.

Last year, thanks to IKEA customers and co-workers who supported Brighter Lives for Refugees, $11.6 million for refugees was raised. In just the U.S., IKEA raised over $1 million and sold 1,031,275 LEDARE bulbs.

Funds raised by the campaign will help to provide solar street lights, solar powered lanterns, and solar energy systems that will support energy self-reliance among refugees and host communities in UNHCR refugee camps in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In addition, the campaign will also fund improved access to primary education.

Today, there are 19.5 million refugees globally, half of whom are children. While war and persecution are the leading causes forcing people to flee, UNHCR is also increasingly concerned about climate change and related drivers of displacement including natural disasters such as droughts and floods, and scarcities of natural resources.

The IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees (BLFR) campaign started in 2014, and this year will be the last BLFR campaign. The following are some of the results of this campaign to date:

  • Over 284,000 refugees and members of host communities in Ethiopia and Jordan are able to live in greater safety at night, thanks to the provision of more than 56,000 solar lanterns and the installation of 720 solar street lights.
  • Over 37,000 refugee children have been enrolled in primary school in Bangladesh, Chad and Ethiopia, allowing them to continue with their education. In addition, more than 740 teachers have been trained in those countries.
  • In Bangladesh, 22 biogas plants have been constructed, allowing for 15% of human waste to be processed and generating green fuel for cooking.

“With the millions of people worldwide who are forcibly displaced today, the global context for our work is more challenging than ever,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. “Finding innovative ways to help refugees is enormously important. The clean energy we’re able to provide with the support from the IKEA Foundation is both a practical solution to an essential need and transforms the quality of life for many.”

The IKEA Foundation, UNHCR’s largest private sector partner, believes that every child deserves a safe place to call home. Since 2010, it has partnered with UNHCR, helping to provide shelter, care and education to families and children in refugee camps and surrounding communities in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

“Sadly, the escalating refugee crisis caused by protracted conflict situations around the world does not seem likely to calm down any time soon, and lesser-known factors such as climate change-induced natural disasters could force even more people to flee for a safe place to call home,” explains Per Heggenes, CEO, IKEA Foundation.

See Brighter Lives for Refugees video at:

For further information about this partnership campaign, please contact:

IKEA Foundation
Radu Dumitraşcu
Communications and Media Relations Manager
Tel: +31 6 556 98 570

Jennifer Patterson
Communications Director

Mona Astra Liss
Corporate PR Director

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people. In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of some 9,300 people in more than 127 countries continues to help in excess of 50 million people. Learn more at and

About IKEA Foundation
The IKEA Foundation (Stichting IKEA Foundation) is the philanthropic arm of INGKA Foundation, the owner of the IKEA Group of companies. We aim to improve opportunities for children and youth in some of the world’s poorest communities by funding holistic, long-term programs that can create substantial, lasting change. The IKEA Foundation works with strong strategic partners applying innovative approaches to achieve large-scale results in four fundamental areas of a child’s life: a place to call home; a healthy start in life; a quality education; and a sustainable family income. Learn more at and

About IKEA Group
The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. Our business idea supports this vision by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. There are currently 328 IKEA Group stores in 28 countries. Additionally, there are 40 IKEA stores run by franchises. There are 41 IKEA stores in the US. In FY 15, IKEA Group had 771 million visitors to the stores and 1.9 billion visitors to IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information, please visit,, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA,,,,


Amgen’s Repatha will be added as the only PCSK9 inhibitor on the CVS/caremark commercial formularies

  • Repatha™ will be the only PCSK9-inhibitor on the CVS/caremark commercial formularies
  • Provides members with access to high quality drug and helps clients better manage their specialty pharmacy spend

WOONSOCKET, RI, 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today that Repatha™ (evolocumab) from Amgen Inc. will be added as the only PCSK9 inhibitor on the CVS/caremark commercial formularies.  The decision comes after a thorough evaluation of two new PCSK9 inhibitor therapies, which were approved by the FDA earlier this year.

“CVS Health is committed to providing high-quality medications for our clients and their members at the lowest possible cost. We have determined that choosing a single PCSK9 inhibitor for our commercial formularies allows us to get the best price possible for clients and preserves our commitment to deliver the best care available,” said Troyen A. Brennan, MD, MPH, executive vice president and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health.

Per the company’s standard approach, the CVS/caremark national Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee carefully evaluated both of the currently available PCSK9 inhibitors and determined the drugs to be therapeutically equivalent, a decision that has been corroborated by consultation with board-certified specialists in both cardiology and endocrinology. The P&T Committee is composed of independent, external experts, including clinical pharmacists and physicians, who evaluate the clinical appropriateness of formulary changes on a regular basis.

“We believe patients should have access to the right medication, at the right time and for the right reason. We anticipate that for most members with high cholesterol, statins will remain the standard of care, given long-standing evidence that they prevent heart disease and the fact that they are extremely cost-effective,” Brennan added.

While PCSK9 inhibitors represent a clinical breakthrough for people with very high cholesterol, the CVS/caremark cholesterol management approach starts with statins, the backbone of treatment for millions of American adults who have high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). For the small percentage of patients with high cholesterol who do not achieve their treatment goals with a statin or other alternative therapies, PCSK9 inhibitors may be necessary. CVS/caremark recommends utilization management strategies to clients to ensure appropriate patient access while helping to contain cost.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 7,900 retail drugstores, more than 1,000 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with more than 70 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable, effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at


Incredible savings for ExtraCare® Rewards members during a three-day Black Friday sales event at CVS/pharmacy locations

With incredible Black Friday deals, and season-long savings on Christmas gifts and essentials, CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide take the stress out of holiday shopping and entertaining

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS/pharmacy® today unveiled incredible savings for ExtraCare® Rewards members during a three-day Black Friday sales event at all 7,900 CVS/pharmacy locations which kicks off Thanksgiving Day and goes through Saturday, November 28. A special three-day circular can be found in local newspapers where customers will also receive a 25% Off Shopping Pass, valid during the event. CVS/pharmacy is making it easier for shoppers to focus more on a healthier and less stressful holiday by providing “one-stop” shopping complete with healthier food options for entertaining, and winter essentials to protect against cough, cold and flu, so customers can avoid missing out on fun family get-togethers and celebrations.

‎”CVS/pharmacy is dedicated to helping customers spend more time with friends and family, and less time stressing, by offering a wide variety of gift items,” said Judy Sansone, Senior Vice President of Front Store Business, CVS/pharmacy and Chief Merchant of CVS Health. “Instead of shopping at multiple stores to pick up gifts, decor, party snacks, and health and beauty items, CVS/pharmacy provides a convenient way for customers to purchase all these items in one location. Plus, we have made it easier than ever for our customers to find healthier options for entertaining this year.”

Hot Deals on Gifts for Everyone

CVS/pharmacy is offering big bargains as part of its three-day Black Friday sales event:

  • Give Beauty: Buy Two, Get the Third Free deals are available when mixing and matching popular beauty and cosmetics brands, such as L’Oreal, CoverGirl, NYX, Neutrogena, Wet ‘n Wild, Sally Hansen, and Physician’s Formula, as well as CVS/pharmacy-exclusive line MUA.
    • Shoppers will also receive 40% off select personal grooming electronics, including Norelco Shavers and Sonicare Rechargable Toothbrushes.
    • Designer and celebrity fragrances are also available, including Beyonce Rise, Katy Perry Killer Queen, Taylor Swift Incredible Things, Calvin Klein Fragrances, and many more.
  • Give Comfort & Joy: Buy One, Get One Free deals on Memory Foam Slippers or Pillows and select Hallmark Ornaments; a snuggly House to Home Fleece Throw is available for just $1.99. Shoppers can also receive a Free Amope Pedi Perfect Daily Moisturizer 8.45 oz. for free with the purchase of an Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot or Nail Care File for only $49.99.
  • Give Fun: For kids of all ages, shoppers can purchase unique gadgets and toys such as the AeroDrone X6 ($29.99) and a Black Spider Wireless Indoor Helicopter ($12.88). Customers will also find Buy One, Get One Free deals on select toys and electronics, including Dig-Gen earphones or headphones. Many children’s toys are also on sale for less than $10; the Radio-Controlled Licensed Car, Fashion Stylist Dolls, and Tough Truck Play Set of 4 are all offered at just $6.88 each.
  • Give Novelty: Wrap up a one-of-a-kind gift this season with a Grilled Cheese Toaster, Hot Dog Steamer or Mac and Cheese Maker, just $19.99 each. Pick out a charming LED LOVE marquee sign ($19.99) or a rockin’ SoundLogic Bluetooth Speaker ($14.99) for a memorable holiday this year.
  • Give Gift Cards: One of the most classic gift options, CVS/pharmacy offers more than 200 branded gift cards for popular restaurants and department stores, including Cheesecake Factory, Starbucks, Nike, Crate and Barrel, as well as major credit card companies American Express, MasterCard, and VISA. As part of CVS Health’s $10 million commitment to support Stand Up To Cancer, CVS/pharmacy has also partnered with MasterCard and InComm, to accelerate innovative cancer research with an exclusive Stand Up To Cancer branded gift card available at CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide. With $1 of every gift card sold going to support the life-saving cancer research being done by Stand Up To Cancer, CVS/pharmacy and MasterCard will donate up to $525,000. This program runs through December 2016, making a thoughtful gift for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.
  • Give Silly and Sentimental: Customers can order photo prints, custom greeting cards and photo books for quick and convenient same-day pick-up with the “Photo Center” feature in the CVS Mobile app, online at, or in-store via the KODAK Picture Kiosk. Users can easily upload photos from thumb drives, smartphone camera rolls or social media like Facebook or Instagram to create memorable cards or gifts.

Healthier Holiday Entertaining 

CVS/pharmacy continues to expand its offerings to help customers make convenient health-conscious decisions when shopping for holiday parties. With dozens of new food and snack brands added nationwide, and fresh, refrigerated and healthier food items now available in more than 500 stores, CVS/pharmacy is helping shoppers meet and maintain their health goals, even during the busiest season. Through CVS/pharmacy’s “Fit Choices” shelf-tagging system, shoppers can quickly identify and purchase healthier food and snack options that are clearly labeled as: “Heart Healthy,” “Gluten Free,” “Sugar Free,” “Organic,” “Good Source of Protein,” and/or “Non-GMO Verified.”

  • Customers can choose from popular healthier brands such as Kind, Kashi, Stacy’s, Chobani, Vita Coco, Annie’s, Sabra, and Skinny Pop to satisfy salty or sweet cravings. Snacks from the CVS/pharmacy-exclusive Gold Emblem abound™ line are also great for entertaining friends and family, including Gold Emblem abound Heavenly Light Popcorn and Deluxe Mixed Nuts – perfect for munching until the main meal.
  • Shoppers can grab fresh fruit or a gallon of milk at their local CVS/pharmacy for baking traditional holiday recipes or completing a healthy family breakfast, so an extra trip to the grocery store is no longer needed to find many refrigerator and pantry staples.

Staying Healthy All Season Long 

According to a recent CVS/pharmacy survey, nearly two-fifths (37%) of Americans have missed a life event because they were feeling ill with flu-like symptoms. During the holidays it is important that shoppers protect themselves from the spread of germs and viruses when traveling or visiting loved ones. While picking up holiday goodies, customers can conveniently get a flu shot with no appointment necessary, including evenings and weekends. Customers can also grab necessities such as alcohol-based hand sanitizers, facial tissues, and vitamins to keep healthy and strong all season long. In case sniffles and symptoms do appear, over-the-counter remedies for cough, cold and flu are available every day, with select medicine cabinet musts included in the Black Friday sales event.

With extended hours at select locations and many 24-hour stores, shoppers are able to visit their local CVS/pharmacy when it’s most convenient for them. For specific store locations, visit

About CVS/pharmacy
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 7,900 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Health is available at

Press Contact:
Stephanie Cunha, CVS/pharmacy
T: 401.770.9354

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Mapic’s “Best Redeveloped Shopping Centre” goes for Immochan Portugal

Croix Cedex, France, 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Immochan Portugal’s Alegro Setúbal centre has again attracted the attention of global real estate experts by winning the award for Best Redeveloped Shopping Centre at the 2015 Mapic Awards.

Alegro Setúbal beat off competition from 110 entries in 27 different countries. In its category, the centre’s rivals included the Children Dream House Mall in Moscow, the Guildford Town Centre in Canada and the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.

Barely a year after reopening, Alegro Setúbal, already a hit with its 8 million visitors, has won an international trophy.

Ana Santos, director of the Alegro Setúbal Shopping centre, stresses the importance of this award: “This has been a fantastic year which exceeded all our expectations, both in terms of footfall and engagement from the people of the city. Winning this prestigious award strengthens our motivation to be even more dynamic, to create even more highlights in our centre and to promote a better quality of life in the region by offering our customers a living and experience centre they can really enjoy.”

Finalist at the ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards Alegro Setúbal remains centre stage and is now competing for the ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards. The finalists were revealed on Thursday 19 November on the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) stand at Mapic. In June, the centre won a prize at the ICSC Solal Marketing Awards 2015 for its “Art Everywhere” campaign.

114 shops, 44,200 m² GLA, 20 restaurants, 9 cinema halls, 1 sports club More information on

Mapic is the international event for commercial real estate professionals. Created in 1996, the MAPIC Awards is a competition that rewards excellence, innovation and creativity in the retail real estate industry. Complete List of Awards:

Founded in 1976, Immochan is now one of Europe’s leading retail real estate and shopping centre companies. Immochan’s mission is to support brands and develop the best footfall in its retail and living sites. The company has based its expertise as a global operator on four major business areas: property development, marketing, operations and asset management.

Key figures
375 shopping centres, 9 of which are in Portugal // 15,000 merchant partners // 3,9 million m² managed excluding hypermarkets // 12 countries // + 800 employees //

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Mapic's “Best Redeveloped Shopping Centre” goes for Immochan Portugal

From left to right Thomas Devonshire-Griffin – Mapic Awards 2015 jury member Mario Costa – General Manager (Immochan Portugal) Filomena Conceiçao – Portugal Leasing & Marketing Director (Immochan) Valentin Serrano – General Manager (Immochan International)

MAXIMA GRUPĖ invested more than one million euros into safety projects this year

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — MAXIMA GRUPĖ, controlling the retail companies in the Baltic countries, Poland and Bulgaria, this year continued with the projects that were started in 2014 and aimed at ensuring the safety of the personnel and consumers and making all the necessary changes within companies. MAXIMA GRUPĖ has invested more than one million euros into the safety projects this year.

“The tragedy that had happened in Riga, Zolitūdė two years ago will remain forever in our company’s history. It was a painful lesson which shocked us all but at the same time led us to change. We are continuously implementing the changes within our companies. We are taking all the necessary steps to ensure that such a disaster will never happen again”, – noted Neringa Janavičiūtė, CEO of MAXIMA GRUPĖ.

This year company carried on with the extraordinary inspection of building structures and personnel training on safety, also in all the buildings additional civilian and fire safety measures are being updated and deployed. Over one million euros were dedicated for that.

Support for the victims, changes within the company and co-operation with the authorities were the major tasks for MAXIMA Latvia this year. “As announced by the Latvian Prosecutor-General, two years ago on 21st of November in Zolitūdė tragedy has occurred due to the construction flaws. Construction defect, faulty designs and inadequate organizing of the construction process were the reasons for tragedy. The investigation is completed now, the materials were provided to the court and it is expected that the trial will begin later this year. In turn we take the full moral responsibility for what had happened, and continue to provide support for victims and those, who had lost their relatives”, – said N. Janavičiūtė.

Company continues monthly payments to the children who had lost their parents during this disaster. Payments were started immediately after the disaster and will be provided until they reach adulthood. Right after the disaster the company has donated more than 2.1 million euros to the victims and those who had lost their relatives.

Last year MAXIMA Latvia arranged the plot where the shop stood. It was announced that no commercial activity would be carried out there and SIA TINEO, owned by Company’s shareholders, donated this plot to Riga city municipality. In the future the monument will be installed there for the memory of the victims. According to N. Janavičiūtė, what should be placed of remembrance, should be decided by the relatives of the victims and Zolitūde district’s residents.

“It is also important that MAXIMA Latvia team is recovering after experiencing the shock and emotional challenges. We believe that huge efforts of our personnel and management is also noted by Latvian society. That is the largest and most important appreciation of changes that is happening right now”, highlighted CEO of MAXIMA GRUPĖ.

MAXIMA GRUPĖ is a company, established in 2007, that controls retail stores in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, and Bulgaria. It has 532 “MAXIMA X”, “MAXIMA XX”, “MAXIMA XXX”, “ALDIK”, and “T-MARKET” stores: 233 in Lithuania, 148 in Latvia, 75 in Estonia, 47 in Bulgaria, and 29 in Poland.

For more information:
Giedrius Juozapavičius,
Head of Corporate Affairs
Tel.: +370 659 15118
El. p.


Rite Aid: earn Plenti points on a variety of holiday essentials beginning Thanksgiving Day

  • Select Rite Aid Stores Nationwide Open 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day and 7 a.m. Black Friday
  • Rite Aid’s wellness+ with Plenti Loyalty Program Offers Shoppers Plenti of Ways to Earn Points All Season Long

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid stores nationwide are celebrating the busiest shopping weekend of the year by giving customers the opportunity to earn Plenti points on a variety of holiday essentials, beginning as early as 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day and 7 a.m. Black Friday in select locations.* From holiday décor to gifts, electronics, and seasonal treats including M&M’s and gourmet butter cookies at can’t miss prices, Rite Aid’s nearly 4,600 locations make it convenient for shoppers to get everything on the list.

“This is Rite Aid’s first holiday season with wellness+ with Plenti program, and we’re excited to present our customers with the opportunity to earn points on several holiday and everyday items,” said Tony Montini, Rite Aid executive vice president of merchandising and supply chain. “Our affordable offerings and convenient locations make Rite Aid the solution this shopping season for customers as they earn Plenti points, which can be used later in the season, throughout the New Year and beyond, at Rite Aid or other participating Plenti retailers.”

Check out the Rite Aid circular for all Black Friday deals available through Saturday, including a wide selection of buy one, get two free products. Members of Rite Aid’s free wellness+ with Plenti program will enjoy super savings and Plenti points from qualifying products** on this year’s popular items including:

  • The return of the top selling singing and storytelling 5ft. tall Santa or the new animated Snowman for $59.99, will earn customers 1,000 Plenti points.
  • Earn 1,000 Plenti points on Craig 9in. tablets and netbook deals, which can be found for $69.99.
  • Atari, Sega and 27in. tower speaker system, $39.99 with wellness+ with Plenticard, plus 1,000 Plenti points.
  • Mix and match, buy one, get one on select As Seen On TV products such as Kitty Shack, Bright-Time Buddies or Genie Slim Jeggings, as well as 500 Plenti points for every $25 spent.
  • Varying denominations of gift cards such as Old Navy, Home Depot, Xbox or LongHorn Steakhouse will allow customers to earn 500-2,500 Plenti points.
  • Wet n Wild 9-piece nail gift set on sale for $2.99 and 200 Plenti points, and additional savings on everyday cosmetics with opportunity to earn hundreds of points on qualifying products.
  • Buy one, get one free on select fragrance sets for men and women and earn 500 Plenti points with the purchase of four.
  • Pick up party treats including Planters 3-pack variety peanuts for $5.99 and earn 300 Plenti points and Doritos, offered at the lowest price of the year, will allow customers to earn 100 Plenti points.
  • Earn 100 Plenti points with purchase of 2 classic Holiday Popcorn Tins 24oz for $8, available in 16 unique designs, including Frozen, Minions and traditional holiday scenes.
  • Receive 200 Plenti points with purchase of Russell Stover Holiday Bags, $2 for 2.

Don’t miss the great BOGO offers available this weekend with buy one, get two free on assorted holiday boxed cards, gift wraps and gift bags, Hershey’s Pot of Gold, Nestle chocolate holiday medallion, cozy Christmas socks and many other everyday items, including candles, Rite Aid’s Home brand batteries and Rite Aid pain relief and mouthwash.

Shoppers can also find additional savings on holiday essentials to deck the halls this year including 50% off a wide selection of Christmas décor including wreaths, wall art, village collection pieces and indoor/outdoor Christmas light sets. Rite Aid also carries a variety of artificial pre-lit Christmas trees in a variety of sizes from table top to 7 ft. Licensed puzzles, arts and craft sets and games featuring favorites such as Frozen, Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and an additional selection of toys for kids of all ages, available at 50% off during Black Friday.

Visit, to find the same great deals and promotions, including 30% off all retail merchandise Thursday through Saturday, plus free shipping on all orders now through Dec. 12, with a minimum purchase of $25. Cyber Monday also offers 30% off all merchandise and additional online exclusive deals.

New and existing wellness+ members can now sign up for wellness+ with Plentiat any Rite Aid store nationwide or online at Once enrolled, members of wellness+ with Plenti will earn Plenti points on featured items they buy. These points can be used for at least two years for savings at Rite Aid and certain Plenti partners including Exxon, Macy’s and Mobil.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at

* Store hours may vary and many pharmacies close at 3 p.m.; see for details.

**Limit two per unique product offer, per card, while supplies last.

Media: Kristin Kellum 717-975-5713

SOURCE: Rite Aid Corp.

15 percent off sitewide on Cyber Monday, Nov. 30 will be 15 percent off sitewide on Cyber Monday; Plus deeper discounts on top holiday items throughout Cyber Week

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today announced its strongest Cyber Week offers ever, including 15 percent off sitewide on Cyber Monday (Nov. 30).  The sitewide offer marks the first time Target has discounted virtually everything on  In addition, Target will offer a host of e-doorbusters on Cyber Monday, as well as steep discounts within key departments like apparel and toys, all Cyber Week long.

“We’re making a not-to-be-missed destination for deal-seekers on Cyber Monday and throughout Cyber Week,” said Jason Goldberger, president of and  Mobile.  “We’re confident holiday shoppers who are looking to quickly and conveniently check items off their lists won’t want to miss Target’s deep discounts as well as free shipping and returns on”

On Cyber Monday, in addition to the 15 percent off sitewide offer with promo code CYBER15, holiday shoppers will have access to nearly 75 e-doorbusters. Almost three quarters of those items will be more than 50 percent off for one day only. The offerings include:

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 29, guests can visit to view a selection of week-long Cyber Week deals, available at  Guests will find department-wide promotions in areas including toys and baby, in addition to discounts on top gifting items across electronics, home, apparel and more. Top deals include:

  • 30 percent off apparel, shoes and accessories for women, men and kids
  • 30 percent off hundreds of specialty and plush toys
  • 48” Samsung 4K Ultra HD TV, $599.99 –Save $300 plus a free $100 Target GiftCard
  • 50 percent off select KitchenAid Professional 5-Qt. Stand Mixers, plus 20 percent off all other KitchenAid appliances
  • 30 percent off Dyson Ball Compact Allergy Vacuum, plus 25 percent off all other Dyson vacuums
  • Spend $250 on a baby department purchase and get a free $50 Target GiftCard
  • Stack Your Savings: On Cyber Monday, guests can apply the 15 percent discount with the CYBER15 promo stacked on top of other week-long promotions such as the 30 percent off apparel, accessories and shoes offer
  • More Stacking: As part of Target’s “10 Days of Deals,” which is now underway, guests who spend $75 or more at a Target store on Black Friday, Nov. 27, will receive a 20 percent discount on an entire purchase Dec. 4-13. That 20 percent discount can be stacked with Cyber Week deals on Friday, Dec. 4 or Saturday, Dec. 5

For additional information, visit A Bullseye View to read Jason Goldberger’s point of view on why events like Cyber Week and Black Friday matter even more to today’s always-on shoppers.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,805 stores and at Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

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SOURCE: Target Brands, Inc.

Autogrill to open 10 points of sale at Oslo Airport

  • The Group secures the management of 10 points of sale in the country’s main airport
  • The contract is expected to generate overall revenues of over 270 million euros in its 7 year duration

MILAN, 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Through its HMSHost International division, Autogrill (Milan: AGL IM) is entering Norway upon winning a contract to open 10 points of sale at Oslo Airport. Under this agreement Autogrill expects to generate overall revenues in excess of 270 million Euros over the seven-year concession.

The 10 points of sale, expected to open in 2016 and 2017, will be operated by HMSHost Umoe F&B Company AS, a joint venture incorporated by HMSHost International and Umoe Restaurants Group, the country’s main food & beverage operator.

The agreement enables Autogrill to consolidate its presence in the Northern European airport channel, and Scandinavia in particular, where it currently operates through 39 stores at the airports of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm-Skavsta and Stockholm-Arlanda.

“After our success in Finland, Sweden and Denmark, we’re thrilled to be able to start up at Oslo Airport in Norway, the only Scandinavian market where we had no operations so far”, said HMSHost International CEO Walter Seib. “Together with Umoe we developed 10 high-profile concepts that will help make Oslo an exclusive hub also in terms of its food & beverage offering”.

“We are excited about the new partnership with Autogrill, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage for travellers,” said Umoe Restaurants CEO Sverre Helno. “We want to offer passengers transiting through Oslo Airport a new culinary experience. Through this partnership we will strengthen our position in the increasingly competitive and international sector of airport food and beverage”.


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SOURCE: Autogrill S.p.A.