Mark Doiron joins Schnucks Markets as its new chief merchant

ST. LOUIS, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Schnucks Markets, Inc. is pleased to announce industry veteran Mark Doiron has joined the company as its new chief merchant. Doiron, who has more than 25 years of experience in the food and grocery industries, will be responsible for procurement and merchandising throughout Schnucks’ 99 supermarkets. He serves on the company’s senior management team and reports to the Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck.

“We are pleased to welcome Mark to our team,” Schnuck said. “He brings valuable and unique experiences to this leadership position, and we look forward to his contributions as we continue on our mission of nourishing the lives of our customers.”

“I am excited to join Schnucks,” Doiron said. “After getting to know the company, the St. Louis area, and seeing Schnucks’ Midwest locations, it was clear that this would be a great fit for both myself and my family.”

Before joining Schnucks, Doiron was president of Sure Winner Foods, a frozen food distribution company based in the northeastern United States. Prior to that, he was chief supply chain officer for Delhaize, a Belgium-based international food retailer, where he oversaw the company’s U.S. operations.

Doiron earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. He and his family are moving to the St. Louis area from Scarborough, Maine. He replaces Steve Harper who retired earlier this year.

About Schnuck Markets, Inc.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. The company takes pride in its community partnerships and gives in kind and cash donations to more than 500 not-for-profit organizations each year. Schnucks currently operates 99 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs nearly 15,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at

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314-994-4603 celebrates the success of its Indian sister company with 50% off on selection of great Bollywood digital videos

  • surpasses other Indian e-commerce sites in October
  • Huge investments in technology and distribution bring big crowds
  • Amazon takes 50% off select Bollywood digital videos on to celebrate

SEATTLE, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Just two and a half years after launching, became the most visited e-commerce site in India in October 2015, according to the global analytics firm comScore. To have some fun with the milestone and to celebrate this major achievement of its Indian sister company, in the U.S. is taking 50% off a selection of great Bollywood digital videos for a limited time, which customers can view and purchase here.

In the month of October, comScore reports that Amazon had more than 30 million visitors—a nearly 38% increase in traffic from a month earlier—making Amazon the top e-commerce site in India during the busy Diwali shopping season.

“This is a huge milestone, and we’re all raising a glass to toast our colleagues in India,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of “Customer response like this is so energizing for us, and we’re grateful. Customers and sellers can count on us to continue innovating and investing heavily in India – it’s very much still Day One at”

On top of the comScore report, the app analytics firm App Annie reported that app downloads grew by over 200% year-over-year in October.

“We’ve been selling on for the past 18 months and have grown our sales 8x. We are also selling directly on and we use Amazon Global Sales to sell in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and France,” said Mohit Anand from Eternity Infosystem Pvt Ltd, a seller of wireless and laptop accessories. “With the kind of traffic we’ve seen on, we don’t need to sell anywhere else. With clear payment policies, no discrepancies and amazing support, Amazon is our only preferred sales channel.”

“We have been selling on for the last 24 months and have grown our sales 5x. We started selling through Amazon globally in January this year and we are already doing 40% of our overall business through with better margins,” said Sachin Gupta, owner of StonKraft International. “With the kind of order volumes on and at present, we don’t see the need to explore new platforms or sell anywhere else. Our hands are too full right now.”

Amazon has recently launched its Global Selling Program in India, opening doors for Indian businesses to export to customers of e-commerce markets around the world. Amazon is extending two of its pioneering services—Selling on Amazon (SOA) and Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA)—to businesses of all sizes across the country to help them go global and showcase their “Made in India” creations and products to millions of customers around the world. is India’s largest store with over 30 million products, and has added tens of thousands of new products each day in 2015. In the past year, the number of sellers on the platform has increased more than 250%, and nearly 90% of Indian sellers are using Amazon’s logistics and warehousing services. To serve this growing crowd of sellers, has nearly tripled its fulfillment capacity year-over-year.

The marketplace is operated by Amazon Seller Services Private Ltd, an affiliate of, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). seeks to build the most customer-centric online destination for customers to find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online by giving them more of what they want – vast selection, low prices, fast and reliable delivery, and a trusted and convenient experience; and provide sellers with a world-class e-commerce platform.

About Amazon opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit

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Veuve Clicquot creates new 100% recyclable packaging: Naturally Clicquot box is made using grapes!

PARIS, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Reflecting its longstanding commitment to the environment, Veuve Clicquot has invented a new 100% recyclable packaging. The groundbreaking Naturally Clicquot box is made using…grapes! This latest eco-responsible innovation follows two previous generations of biodegradable Veuve Clicquot boxes.

Veuve Clicquot has since 1990 worked continually to reduce its carbon emissions and waste. This mindset led the House to invent 100% recyclable packaging.  Made from potato starch, the first containers developed in 2013 and 2014 were pathsetting environmentally-responsible innovations in packaging.

In 2015, Veuve Clicquot unveiled Naturally Clicquot, an exciting new sustainable development initiative that uses a novel material:  transformed grape skins from the champagne-making process, mixed with recycled paper. The result is an elegantly discreet champagne container that’s 100% biodegradable and recyclable!



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Ikea welcomes climate change agreement

Conshohocken, PA, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Paris agreement marks the beginning of a new journey to limit climate change. We welcome the long term agreement, which looks at many key aspects of climate change. We stand firm behind the commitment on emission reductions to hold the increase of temperature below 2°C and the commitment to make further efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C.

During these two weeks we have seen countries working together, taking input from businesses and civil society. We are pleased to see that a strong, long term commitment has been made. We will continue to invest in renewable energy and to transform our business, with the confidence that governments are also committed to building a low carbon economy, regardless of the domestic political changes.

We particularly welcome the inclusion of the five year review process to track progress and set new and more ambitious targets as we move forward. Only long-term and bold targets can accelerate the transformational change needed to tackle climate change.

The years to come are crucial on the implementation of the agreement, and we as a business will commit ourselves to support these efforts to tackle climate change. This will be done in close cooperation our business partners, NGO’s and civils society in order to promote the transition to a clean economy, and to offer our customers the opportunity to live a more sustainable life at home.

“The Paris agreement marks the start of a new journey in the fight against climate change. Over the last two weeks we have seen countries working together, and businesses and civil society raising their voices for positive change. We are pleased to see that a solid commitment has been made. We will continue to invest in renewable energy and to transform our business with the confidence that governments are also committed to building a low carbon economy. Only together can we build a better future. “ Peter Agnefjäll, President and CEO, IKEA Group.

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H&M group reports of 4% sales increase in November 2015 compared to the same month last year

November 2015

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The H&M group’s sales including VAT increased by 4 percent in local currencies in November 2015 compared to the same month last year. Sales in November were negatively affected by the unseasonably mild weather in North America and in many of the H&M group’s large sales markets in Europe.

In the month of November 2015, the H&M group opened 117 (74) new stores net. The total number of stores thus amounted to 3,924 on 30 November 2015 compared to 3,511 on 30 November 2014, an increase of 413 stores.

Fourth quarter 2015

In the fourth quarter of 2015, i.e. during the period 1 September to 30 November, sales including VAT increased by 9 percent in local currencies. Converted into SEK, sales including VAT amounted to SEK 56,477* m (49,656) in the fourth quarter, an increase of 14 percent. Sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 48,692* m (42,644).

Financial year 2015

In the financial year 2015, i.e. 1 December 2014 to 30 November 2015, sales including VAT increased by 11 percent in local currencies. Converted into SEK, sales including VAT amounted to SEK 209,921* m (176,620) for the full-year, an increase of 19 percent. Sales excluding VAT amounted to SEK 180,859* m (151,419).

Percentage sales development for the month of December will be published at 08.00 (CET) on 15 January 2016. The Full-year Report, covering the period 1 December 2014 – 30 November 2015, will be published at 08.00 (CET) on 28 January 2016.

*The amounts are provisional and have not yet been audited by the company’s auditors: the amounts may deviate slightly from the Full-year Report that will be released on 28 January 2016.

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Maxima Grupė further expands in Estonia with the opening of its first MAXIMA XXX in Tallinn

Tallinn, Estonia, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Maxima Grupė continues its development in Estonia. The 75th Maxima Eesti-owned shop was opened in Tallinn, which marks a new stage of development – it is the first MAXIMA XXX in Estonia’s capital Tallinn. The investment of 16.5 million euro had been reserved for acquisition of land, construction and furnishing of the shop.

The new shopping centre is a part of an intense plans of development of Maxima Grupė in Estonia. It is the fifth new shop in Estonia this year. As of the end of this year, Maxima Grupė will have opened 25 new and reconstructed 16 shops in five countries of its operations.

“Opening of the new “Super-size Maxima XXX” in Tallinn is a result of an important qualitative step of development. The development of large-format shops in Tallinn commenced two years ago is fundamentally changing the image of Maxima in Estonia and increasing the competitiveness of the retail chain” – said Managing Director of Maxima Grupė Neringa Janavičiūtė.

The acting Mayor of Tallinn, Deputy Mayor Taavi Aas who has attended the opening of the shop took note of Maxima Eesti’s consistent contribution to the welfare of the residents of Tallinn for many years. “In the last year alone, Maxima Eesti opened 3 new shops in the city’s residential neighbourhoods and created nearly 350 permanent jobs and local infrastructure” – said Taavi Aas.

The new Maxima will be the largest in Tallinn both in floor area and the number of employees. The area of the trade hall is 4 thousand m2, the total area of the shopping centre is 6 thousand m2. The buyers are serviced every day by 260 employees and there will be more products of Estonian companies in the offerings of the shop.

On the opening day the new shop has reached a shopping record among Maxima shops in Estonia – it was visited by 10 thousand buyers.

“This is the first shop of its size in the capital. The buyers will find the best supply of fresh produce, the best goods of Estonian producer and unique novelties from around the world. I am confident that this step will bring us closer to the goal – to offer what the largest number of customers need and take the leading position in Estonia” – said Vygintas Šapoka, Maxima Eesti Executive Director.

16 more Maxima X shops and 7 Maxima XX shops are open in Tallinn, central headquarters of Maxima Eesti are located in the city as well. The retail chain has created 1,500 jobs in the capital in total. There are 51 more shops in other regions of Estonia. Construction of the new Maxima logistics centre is nearing completion at present in Estonia. It will become operational early next year. The investment of approximately 30 million euro is dedicated for the implementation of this project.

“The turnover of Maxima Eesti in the first half of this year was EUR 213 million excluding VAT, an increase of 9.3 per cent compared with the last year.

Maxima Grupė is a holding company incorporated in 2007, which manages the retail trade companies in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Bulgaria. 532 shops Maxima X, Maxima XX, Maxima XXX, Aldik, T-Market are a part of it: 232 of them in Lithuania, 148 in Latvia, 75 in Estonia, 47 in Bulgaria, 30 in Poland.

More information:
Giedrius Juozapavičius
Corporate Affairs Manager | Maxima Grupė


Federated Co-operatives Limited announces 2016 Co-op Excellence in Ag recipients

Saskatoon, CANADA, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the support of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), a new class of students are on their way to an exciting career in agriculture and the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS).

After submitting applications in the fall, four more students have been selected as Co-op Excellence in Ag recipients. The comprehensive scholarship provides students with up to $20,000 to fund their education, as well as paid summer internships and the opportunity to secure future employment — including a signing bonus — with a CRS member.

The 2016 Co-op Excellence in Ag recipients are:

  • Cameron Choquette (Kelvington, Sask.), a first-year student studying commerce at the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Katie Wyering (Ponoka Alta.), a third-year student studying crop science at the University of Alberta.
  • Braden Koroscil (Birtle, Man.), a second-year student studying agronomy at the University of Manitoba.
  • Shanna Jones (Kinistino, Sask.), a second-year student studying agronomy and agribusiness at the University of Saskatchewan.

These students will receive scholarship money for the winter semester and begin working at Agro Centres in Western Canada this summer.

In-the-field experience

During internships, students work with real customers and are coached by experienced Co-op agronomists, Agro Managers and FCL Crop Supplies Team Members.

FCL and the CRS have now supported 17 students since the program’s inception in 2013. Two recipients have already graduated to full-time CRS careers: Tylene Rafa is an agronomist at South Country Co-op and Rebecca Joseph is an agronomist at Thorhild Co-op.

Co-op Excellence in Ag will accept applications for its 2017 program until Oct. 15, 2016. More information is available on Co-op Connection.

SOURCE: Federated Co-operatives Limited

CarMax comments on Kane Case in MA and its Commitment to Recall Transparency

CarMax’s Commitment to Recall Transparency

RICHMOND, Va., 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax is committed to providing the most transparent car buying experience in the industry. To ensure our customers are well informed about recalls, CarMax provides vehicle-specific information about open recalls to every retail customer prior to purchasing a used vehicle from our stores. In addition, all CarMax vehicles meet or exceed state safety inspection requirements.

Because many of our customers visit us first at or on our mobile site or app, every vehicle on includes a link to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) VIN lookup website, with the VIN pre-populated, allowing customers to obtain open recall information on any CarMax used vehicle. We know of no other dealer in the Boston market who is providing the NHTSA recall report online to their customers.

Before any customer purchases a used vehicle, a CarMax associate and the customer review the vehicle’s NHTSA VIN-specific recall report. After this initial review, customers sign a form acknowledging receipt of this NHTSA recall report with their sales documents. We recommend that our customers register their vehicle with the manufacturer and urge them to have open recalls fixed immediately following purchase.

Open Recalls Can Only Be Cleared at a Manufacturer-Authorized Facility
The current recall system is based on the manufacturer’s relationship with its dealers and registered vehicle owners, and not with independent used auto retailers, like CarMax. Among other things, this means that manufacturers have not authorized CarMax to complete recall repairs and close out recalls.

Our experience shows us customers are in the best position to act on recall information directly with a manufacturer-authorized dealer. We have found that dealers are often more likely to provide timely recall repair to customers rather than to a competitor, like CarMax, so we encourage customers to have recalls repaired at a manufacturer-authorized facility.

CarMax Notified Mr. Kane of the Open Recalls on His Vehicle
CarMax leads the used car industry in recall transparency. In addition, all CarMax vehicles meet or exceed state safety inspection requirements.

In the case of Mr. Sean Kane referenced in Massachusetts today, Mr. Kane knew about the open recalls prior to sale and he purchased the vehicle nonetheless, despite having the opportunity to walk away or return the vehicle. To claim that Mr. Kane did not know about the recalls until after the sale is simply untrue.

Mr. Kane purchased a Jeep Grand Cherokee from the CarMax in North Attleboro. Mr. Kane obtained vehicle-specific open recall information on prior to making any inquiry of CarMax. Mr. Kane reviewed the open recall information on CarMax’s website and brought the (NHTSA) report of open recalls with him to the store.

During the pre-sale process, the CarMax Sales Consultant and Mr. Kane reviewed the NHTSA report of open recalls. Mr. Kane also reviewed and acknowledged with signature in his sales paperwork that he was aware of the open recalls on the vehicle prior to driving the vehicle off our lot. The CarMax associate urged him to have open recalls fixed immediately following purchase. At any point during the sales documentation process, Mr. Kane had the opportunity to cancel the transaction without penalty. He also had the opportunity to return the vehicle and receive a full refund with CarMax’s 5-Day Money Back Guarantee. Lastly, Mr. Kane received an email the day after his purchase reminding him to register the Jeep with the manufacturer to receive information on any open recalls direct from the manufacturer.

Additional Resources
CarMax Recall Notification Video: How we ensure our customers are well informed about recalls online and in our stores
Infographic on the U.S. Recall System

Examples of CarMax recall communications can be found here.

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NACS survey: continued drop in gas prices could spur last-minute shopping at stores over the holiday season

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two in three gasoline customers report that gas prices in their area are lower than they were last month, and the continued drop in prices could spur last-minute shopping at stores over the holiday season, according to the latest Consumer Fuels Survey results released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS).  According to the survey, 66% of gasoline consumers across the U.S. say gas prices are lower than they were 30 days ago.

More than one in four consumers (27%) say that they will increase their spending this month, an increase from the 24% who said so a year ago in December 2014. More encouraging are the spending plans of those ages 18-34; two in five (40%) Millennials say that they will increase their spending this month, an increase from 33% in December 2014. Younger consumers also will be driving more: 39% say they will be driving more this month than last month, significantly higher than the 22% of Americans overall who expect to drive more this month.

While consumers are still noticing that gas is getting cheaper, Americans remain split on their feelings towards the economy. In December 2015, 48% of Americans reported feeling “somewhat optimistic” or “very optimistic” about the economy, down slightly from the 50% who said the same in the previous month’s survey.  For the second straight month — and only the second time in three years — men are more optimistic than women, with a majority (52%) expressing optimism. Younger consumers remain the most optimistic, with three in five (60%) expressing optimism.

Nationally, consumers report a median gas price of $2.00, 20 cents lower than last month and 70 cents lower than they were in December 2014.

Looking forward, consumers continue to grow more confident that gas prices will stay low over the next month. Only one in three fuel consumers (32%) say that they expect prices to be higher in thirty days, the lowest number that have predicted increased prices since January. Consumers from the Midwest are the most apprehensive about future gasoline prices, with nearly four in ten (38%) saying that they expect prices to be higher next month.

“The rise or fall of gas prices is one of the best predictors of overall economic optimism — 71% of Americans said gas prices affect their feelings about the economy — but the link has been much weaker the past few months,” said Jeff Lenard, NACS vice president of strategic industry initiatives. “The current political climate may play a role — the last time we saw a similarly weak link was in October 2013 with the federal government shutdown.”

NACS, which represents the convenience store industry that sells 80% of the gas sold in the country, conducts the monthly consumer sentiment survey to gauge how gas prices affect broader economic trends. The NACS survey was conducted online by Penn Schoen Berland; 1,104 gas consumers nationally were surveyed December 8-11, 2015. Summary results are available at


Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS ( is the international association for convenience and fuel retailing. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 152,700 stores across the country, posted $696.1 billion in total sales in 2014, of which $482.6 billion were motor fuels sales. NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,600 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.


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Taubman to announce its fourth quarter 2015 earnings on February 10, 2016

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) will announce its fourth quarter 2015 earnings after the market closes on February 10, 2016. The company will host a conference call to discuss these results on February 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. EST.

Stockholders and interested parties may listen to a live broadcast of the conference call by dialing 1-866-820-1712 or 1-973-638-3468 and using reservation code 4488983 or by accessing the call online at An online replay will be available for approximately 90 days.

A telephone replay will be available until February 25, 2016 and can be accessed at 1-855-859-2056 using reservation code 4488983.

About Taubman
Taubman Centers is an S&P MidCap 400 Real Estate Investment Trust engaged in the ownership, management and/or leasing of 23 regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. Taubman’s U.S.-owned properties are the most productive in the publicly held U.S. regional mall industry. Taubman is currently developing four properties in the U.S. and Asia totaling 4.1 million square feet. Founded in 1950, Taubman is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Taubman Asia, founded in 2005, is headquartered in Hong Kong.

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

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

Source: Taubman Centers, Inc.

Ryan Hurren, Taubman, Director, Investor Relations, 248-258-7232,

Maria Mainville, Taubman, Director Strategic Communications, 248-258-7469,

Wincor Nixdorf to take over central operations management of Landesbank Baden Württemberg branch systems

Paderborn, GERMANY, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Landesbank Baden Württemberg (LBBW) has commissioned Wincor Nixdorf to take over central operations management of its branch systems – consisting of automated teller machines, cash recyclers, self-service terminals and automated teller safes – to ensure more efficient self-service and higher system availability. The contract will run for four years.

Wincor Nixdorf has been responsible for the operation of LBBW’s existing self-service infrastructure since December 1, 2015 and will gradually take charge of various service processes. Specifically, this involves managing just under 300 teller machines and recyclers, about 300 self-service terminals and over 140 automated teller safes, monitoring them remotely around the clock and taking remedial action if a fault occurs. The proactive service will translate into higher system availability and thus lower costs for LBBW. In addition to this remote service, Wincor Nixdorf will be providing a user help desk to answer questions, help users to remedy minor faults and control service providers that are sent to fix major faults on site. This will relieve LBBW’s central departments in their day-to-day business activities.

Key factors in the award of the contract were ultimately the many years of trustful cooperation between the two companies and Wincor Nixdorf’s references in the area of management of self-service systems. Most recently, Wincor Nixdorf replaced all the self-service terminals at LBBW in the course of a device update.

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Morrisons the first retailer to bring unleaded fuel price down to below the £1 mark since June 2009

Bradford, England, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — From this morning (Friday 11th December) motorists filling up with unleaded at a Morrisons petrol station will pay no more than 99.9p per litre.

This is the first time any retailer has brought its everyday price down to below the £1 mark since June 2009.

Earlier this week the RAC, predicted that prices would move below £1-a-litre before the Christmas getaway.

With the oil price tumbling, Morrisons is making the cut a fortnight earlier than expected.

Bryan Burger, Morrisons Petrol Retail Director, said: “Today, for the first time in more than six years, we are moving unleaded prices down to below £1-a-litre. This is a moment where motorists will feel some relief after being clobbered by tax and price rises for the last decade. From the petrol price peak four years ago, the average car driver will have saved £17-a-week* which they can now spend on more enjoyable things than filling up their car.”

RAC Fuel Watch spokesman Simon Williams said: “This is just the news motorists were expecting to hear after we reported this week that wholesale fuel prices were coming down again as the price of a barrel of oil fell below $40. Morrisons has delivered this festive saving at their pumps even sooner than we thought and no doubt their forecourts are now going to be very busy with motorists filling up with petrol at an everyday price of under £1 a litre.”

Morrisons is also cutting 1p off a litre of its diesel.

Morrisons will hold the price at this new everyday price for as long as possible but it remains subject to changes in oil markets and foreign exchange movements.

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Best Buy: Geek Squad Pop-Up at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for a weeklong Tech experience for travellers

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Travelers passing through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this week will find a Geek Squad “Pop-Up Tech Experience” to help them make the most of their time spent in one of the busiest airports in the country.

The Geek Squad Pop-Up, similar to the precincts found in every Best Buy store, is located in Terminal 1 within the airport’s North Star Mall. It’s open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday, Dec. 20.

The weeklong experience will offer travelers convenient, free advice from Geek Squad Agents, kid-friendly technology activities, tech demos of this year’s hottest gifts, charging plugs for drained devices and tablets, and desktop workstations for accessing free airport Wi-Fi, playing games or shopping for last-minute presents.

Not traveling through the airport this week?  No problem — this holiday season everyone can get help from Geek Squad:

  • The “Gift of Geek Squad”: This year, for the first time, customers can give their loved ones a Geek Squad house call for a wide range of setup services for home theater, home networking, computing, gaming and other popular technologies. The “Gift of Geek Squad” limited edition gift packages are available for $99.99 and $149.99 in Best Buy stores.
  • Free setup with Best Buy Express kiosk purchases: Nationwide through Feb. 29, the purchase of any item from the more than 200 Best Buy Express Kiosks includes free device setup and training from Geek Squad. Best Buy Express kiosks, which are found in airports and additional locations across the country, offer customers the ability to buy  tech products and accessories 24/7 including no-contract mobile phones, chargers, headphones, tablets, smartwatches and more, all backed by the Best Buy Price Match Guarantee.
  • Free setup on top tech gifts: When customers buy a qualifying gift, they will receive instructions to pass along to their gift recipient on how to set up a one-on-one appointment with a Geek Squad Agent. Visit com/FreeSetup to view the gifts that qualify for free setup.

Check out all of the services Geek Squad provides and find a Best Buy store location near you.

SOURCE: Best Buy


Best Buy: Geek Squad Pop-Up at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for a weeklong Tech experience for travellers

Best Buy: Geek Squad Pop-Up at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for a weeklong Tech experience for travellers

REWE Group: Weihnachtsessen für 1.000 Kölner im Gürzenich

Am 18. Dezember Gemeinschaftsaktion mit AWO, Caritas, Kölner Tafel und Kalz

Köln, Germany, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Volle Supermarktregale, pralle Einkauftaschen und belebte Einkaufszonen dürfen nicht darüber hinwegtäuschen, dass für viele Kölner der Tisch oft karg oder gar nicht gedeckt ist. Deswegen hat die REWE Group rund 1.000 Kölner am 18. Dezember in den Gürzenich zu einem Weihnachtsessen mit einem festlichen 3-Gang-Menü und allerlei Überraschungen eingeladen. Um 16:30 Uhr geht das bunte Rahmenprogramm mit Musik der Kölner Band Jephly und einem Gastauftritt von Pamela Falcon los. Auch Björn Heuser unterstützt die Veranstaltung mit einem Auftritt und singt mit den Gästen Kölsche Weihnachtslieder. Durch den Abend führt Aljosha Höhn (unter anderem Moderator bei Köln TV). Für Kinder gibt es eigens eine Spiel- und Bastelecke und eine Fotoecke für gemeinsame Familienbilder. Zum Abschluss des Abends um 19:30 Uhr bekommen die Gäste dann noch eine weihnachtliche Geschenktüte mit Leckereien sowie Gutscheinen von REWE und PENNY. Anmelden konnten sich die Gäste bis 20. November.

„Die Idee der Charity-Weihnachtsfeier ist während der alljährlichen REWE Group-Weihnachtsfeier im vergangenen Jahr im Mitarbeiterkreis entstanden. Der Vorstand war sofort begeistert“, so Frank Bartels, Leiter Eventmanagement der REWE Group.

Mit den Partnern AWO Kreisverband Köln e. V., Caritasverband für die Stadt Köln e.V., Kölner Tafel e.V. und der Initiative KALZ e.V. hat die REWE Group rasch Wegbegleiter gefunden, die bei der Auswahl der Gäste unterstützt haben und mit ihrer Erfahrung zum Erfolg des Abends mit beitragen.

„Bei dem Weihnachtsessen treffen sich Jung und Alt aus Nah und Fern, um gemeinsam ein paar schöne Stunden zu verbringen. Wir wollen damit auch in bester Kölner Tradition ein Zeichen des Zusammenhalts und der Solidarität setzen“, so Bartels. „Unser Dank geht schon jetzt an KölnKongress, die den Gürzenich zur Verfügung stellen und an die zahlreichen Dienstleister die diese Aktion auf unterschiedlichste Art und Weise unterstützen.“

Die genossenschaftliche REWE Group ist einer der führenden Handels- und Touristikkonzerne in Deutschland und Europa. Im Jahr 2014 erzielte das Unternehmen einen Gesamtaußenumsatz von über 51 Milliarden Euro. Die 1927 gegründete REWE Group ist mit ihren 330.000 Beschäftigten und 15.000 Märkten in 12 europäischen Ländern präsent. In Deutschland erwirtschafteten im Jahr 2014 rund 228.000 Mitarbeiter in rund 10.000 Märkten einen Umsatz von 37 Milliarden Euro.

Zu den Vertriebslinien zählen Super- und Verbrauchermärkte der Marken REWE, REWE CENTER, REWE CITY und BILLA, der Discounter PENNY sowie die Baumärkte von toom Baumarkt und B1 Discount Baumarkt. Hinzu kommen die Bio-Supermärkte (TEMMA), innovative Convenience-Märkte (REWE To Go), das Gastrokonzept „Oh Angie!“ und E-Commerce-Aktivitäten (REWE online mit Abhol- und Lieferservice). Zur Touristik gehören unter dem Dach der DER Touristik die Veranstalter ITS, Jahn Reisen und Travelix sowie Dertour, Meier’s Weltreisen und ADAC Reisen sowie die Geschäftsreisesparte FCm Travel Solutions und über 2.100 Reisebüros (u.a. DER Reisebüro, DERPART), die Hotelketten lti hotels, Club Calimera und PrimaSol Hotels und der Direktveranstalter

Für Rückfragen:
Andreas Krämer
REWE Group-Unternehmenskommunikation
Tel.: +49 221 149 1050

Saudi Automotive Services Company signs SR 150 Million bank facility agreement with Gulf International Bank B.S.C.

Retailing and Operation Division

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Saudi Automotive Services Company (SASCO) announces completion of signing of the bank facility agreement (Shariah-compliant) with Gulf International Bank B.S.C on 13 December 2015 at a value of SR 150 Million against signed promissory note.

A part of the above mentioned facility agreement is Murabah Islamic Med term loan amounting to SR 50 Million for five years (Including grace period of two years) scheduled to be settled in quarterly installments, in addition to a letter of guarantee amounting to SR 100 Million.

The reason lies behind this facility is to finance buying new locations, building new fuel stations and developing the existing stations as well as financing the working capital requirements.

Knowing that there is no liability on the company if not used this facility.

Saudi Automotive Services Co. (SASCO)
Riyadh- Al-Ahsa Street
B.O. Box: 51880 Riyadh 11553
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel +966 11 206 8855 Fax +966 11 206 8833

Foodstuffs North Island to open brand new New World Milford store in April 2016

Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ —Foodstuffs North Island has today announced that the replacement New World Milford will open in April 2016.  The brand new store is currently under construction on Kitchener Road, Milford, after the old store was demolished in March 2015.

“We had originally intended for New World Milford to open just in time for Christmas 2015,” says Angela Bull, Foodstuffs North Island General Manager, Property Development “but we have encountered some site issues which means unfortunately we are now not able to open the store until April 2016.”

“While we are disappointed about the delay, we think the result when the new store opens will be well worth it.  New World Milford will have 40% more retail space than the old store with a fantastic fresh food offer and plenty of space and natural light.  We would like to thank our customers and the community for being so patient and supportive as we build the new store and we look forward to welcoming our customers when the doors to New World Milford open in April.”


Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd
95 May Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1041
PO Box 27-480, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1440
DX Box CX 15021, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1440
Phone: +64 9 621 0508
Fax: +64 9 621 0987

Indonesian retailer MPPA collaborates with Tetra Pak

Tangerang, Indonesia, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, through Hypermart and Foodmart is in a collaboration with Tetra Pak. Tetra Pak is a leading food packaging company in the world that partners with EcoBali and continue the CSR program “One Pack, One Act for Our Earth”, where the program’s inauguration is conducted at Hypermart Bali Galeria.

This program portrays a form of awareness by MPPA and Tetra Pak Indonesia on the environment, at providing an educational facilities and real action to build awareness and develop a conscious behavior to consumers on the environment and society at large.

MPPA and Tetra Pak Indonesia have set up five Tetra Pak cartons collection centers at Hypermart and Foodmart outlets in Bali. This program aims for customers real action to bring Tetra Pak carton packages that have been consumed to the drop box to be collected and recycled. The “One Pack, One Act for Our Earth” campaign program in Bali in 2015 will last for three months.

The Customers can get a free exciting recycling education at Hypermart Galeria and given the opportunity to get souvenirs made from recycled Tetra Pak carton packaging as a form of appreciation for the support and real actions.

Danny Kojongian, Director of Corporate Communications MPPA said “Following the success of the program “One Pack, One Act for Our Earth” that has been done in several Hypermart outlets in Greater Jakarta area previously, we are proud to be able to continue this CSR program in Bali to work together with EcoBali community. On this occasion, we also invite Foodmart (MPPA supermarket business) together with Hypermart to actively participate in this program. ”

“We expect this CSR program is well received by consumers and the people of Bali as a form of concern to preserve the surrounding environment together through active participation in efforts to recycle used cartons packages” he continued.

Mignonne N.B. Maramis Akiyama, Communications Director Tetra Pak Indonesia also stated “It is an honor for Tetra Pak Indonesia to launch the program ‘One Pack, One Act for Our Earth’ in Bali, given that Bali is one of an area in Indonesia which has a high conscious for the environment. We have partnered with EcoBali since 2007 to collect Tetra Pak cartons in Bali through a number of schools, hotels, villas and housing. We hope that this unique collaboration with Hypermart, Foodmart and EcoBali can increase the interest and behavior to recycle the used carton packages for the realization of Bali Green Province. ”

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima (MPPA) operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty. Total 2014 Sales amounted to Rp 13,59 Trillion (audited), a growth of 14.1% from 2013. Net Income 2014 amounted to Rp 554,0 Billion, which grew 24.5% from Rp 444,9 Billion in 2013. Hypermart has the widest store network among hypermarket operators in more than 60 cities ranging from Tanjung Balai (Medan) to Jayapura (Papua).

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as: 2014 Customer Satisfaction by Roy Morgan, 2014 Excellence Experience by Bisnis Indonesia & Carre CCSL, 2014 Top 500 Bronze Award by Retail Asia, 2014 Charta Peduli Indonesia by Dompet Dhuafa, 2014 Superbrand Indonesia by Superbrand, 2014 Best Senior Management IR Support & Most Improved Investor Relations by Alpha Southeast Asia, 2014 Most Admired Companies by Fortune Indonesia, and 2014 Most Admired Company by Warta Ekonomi.

About Tetra Pak®
As the the worlds leading food processing packaging company in the world, Tetra Pak’s motto PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD® reflected in the values of the work done by Tetra Pak to provide safe food, anywhere.

With operating in more than 175 countries and over 20,000 employees, Tetra Pak believes in responsible industry leadership, in creating profitable growth along with the desire to be a good corporate citizen and a pattern of sustainable business approach

Tetra Pak is partnering with its customers to deliver the right solutions in the field of food processing and packaging and will continue innovating to create practical, innovative and environmentally friendly product to millions of people around the world.

About eco Bali Recycling
ecoBali Recycling is a company engaged in the environment, especially in “Responsible waste management”. With the primary vision to achieve “zero waste”, EcoBali has several environmental programs such as environmental education to schools, non-organic waste collection services, composting, waste management consulting for businesses and the tourism sector, and to encourage the implementation of best course of action for the environment and sustainable solutions.

EcoBali partnered with Tetra Pak since 2007 and is responsible for collecting Tetra Pak packages in Bali. In this program EcoBali collaborate with collectors, schools, tourism sector, as well as the community.

For further information please contact:
PT. Matahari Putra Prima TBk:
Fernando Repi,
Public Relation Department Head

Danny Kojongian,
Director of Public Relations & Communications

Tetra Pak Indonesia:
Mignonne N.B. Maramis Akiyama,
Communications Director

ecoBali Recycling
Ketut Mertaadi,


Indonesian retailer MPPA collaborates with Tetra Pak

Philippines: SM celebrates 30th anniversary of SM City North EDSA mall

Pasay City, Philippines, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM City North EDSA, one of the most iconic shopping malls in the country, has been an epitome of how SM malls have transformed to meet the shifting needs and demands of consumers in a dynamic Philippine retail environment.

From a footprint of only 125,000 square meters on opening in 1985, SM’s very first mall has grown in size to almost 498,000 square meters, housing more stores, concepts and ideas in keeping with today’s consumer trends and preferences.

Speaking before SM’s retail partners during the 30th anniversary of SM Supermalls last October, SM Prime Holdings President Hans T. Sy said that the retail landscape in the last thirty years “has become more global and competitive where technology has forever changed the way we live and do things.”

Opened in November 1985,  SM City North EDSA is SM Founder Henry Sy’s first shopping mall and now the largest in the Philippines.

“Ever the visionary, my father thought of building malls when he saw the shopping center development in the US during his business trips abroad in the 1950s and 1960s. That was the time when ‘burbs’ or suburbs were being built in the outskirts of big cities with a shopping mall as the center. He saw this development from the east to the west coast and knew this would happen in the Philippines,” Sy said.

SM North EDSA was completed by Henry Sy, Sr. amidst one of the most turbulent times in Philippine history.  Sy recounted that when his father started building SM City North EDSA in 1983, people thought it was a crazy idea as it happened during a political crisis where interest rates rocketed to as high as 45%. More so, the location of the mall was right smack in the middle of a marshland on North EDSA.

“They said that SM City would not succeed, but the mall was an instant success. And the rest they say is history,” Sy told retail partners.

Creating shared value

SM City North EDSA proved to be highly successful and transformative for its host communities.  With new business opportunities, the mall hastened economic activity and infrastructure development to and from Manila and nearby provinces as it was touted as an important regional destination.

Proof of its impact, the value of property in the area showed exceptional growth. Data from the Bureau of Internal Revenue show that from an initial zonal value of Php2,500 per square meter in 1990, land values around the mall soared to Php40,000 per square meter in 2000. It also opened employment opportunities, both direct and indirect, generating approximately over 6,000 jobs from SM, its agencies and tenants. Since its opening, it has consistently been one of the top tax payers in the Quezon City.

Business sustainability is also at the forefront of the mall’s operations throughout the years where its environmental programs can be summed up into three main areas:  (1) awareness (2) conservation and preservation and (3) disaster risk reduction.

For its awareness programs, SM Prime invites its tenants to learn more about environmental conservation and preservation by holding its annual Green Retail Agenda. SM City North EDSA shuts off its lights to participate in EARTH HOUR, the world largest celebration to raise awareness on environmental issues.

Through its energy conservation efforts, SM currently is the selected location for the 1.5 megawatts of solar energy through its 5,760 solar panels which offset 1,200 CO2 which is equivalent to planting 6,000 trees a year. The mall also uses LEDs for lighting.

Along with other SM malls, it also implements a water conservation program which recycles about 30% of total consumed water. The recycled water is used for the malls’ cooling towers, toilet flushing and grounds keeping.

It also participates in the Tenant Solid Waste Management Program which requires all tenants to segregate their waste. Through the “Trash to Cash” program, the mall invites its customers to bring their trash to the mall and exchange it to cash.

During times of calamity, SM City North EDSA partners with SM Foundation in distributing relief packs and opening its doors to serve as a safe refuge for affected families in the area.

The mall’s high visibility and foot traffic was also instrumental in the success of its tenants who have, in turn, been loyal partners of SM as it continues to expand in the country.

“Some of you helped us make malling a phenomenon when we built SM Megamall in 1991. Many of you grew with us as we experienced malling milestones: our foray into the provincial areas when we opened SM City Cebu which was followed by an aggressive expansion program to key cities around the Philippines. You were with us when we sought to make the SM Mall of Asia the premier destination mall in the region and when we ventured into more upscale projects like SM Aura Premier and the Mega Fashion Hall,” Sy told retail partners.

A dynamic mall

From its original shoe-box design, SM City North EDSA evolved to become the country’s largest mall that draws an average foot traffic of 420,000 shoppers a day.

Through the years, the mall has gone through several redevelopments which began with the Car Park Plaza in 1988, the SM Annex in 1989, the Block in 2006, The Annex and Interior Zone in 2008, the Sky Garden in 2009 and The Northlink in 2010.

Complementing these developments, SM built new spaces for various concepts such as for business process outsourcing (BPO) companies and other private offices. One is The North Link, a six-story building and The SM Cyber West Avenue, a fifteen-story building which will be linked via bridge way to the SM City North EDSA mall and the nearby MRT station. Complementing the integrated approach is Grass Residences, a five-tower residential condominium building which stands on a five-hectare property within the SM City North EDSA Complex.

Even today, Sy said that SM City North EDSA will continue to grow “like a vibrant city as it adds more office spaces and a hospitality complex, a unique combination of high end retail, dining and green spaces, highlighted by a series of five cascading office towers connected by pedestrian sky bridges.

With SM City North EDSA as the flagship, SM continues to build malls and lifestyle cities, at a rate of four to five malls a year. Its recent lifestyle city development, SM Seaside City in Cebu, fashioned after SM Mall of Asia, promises to bring the shopping, dining, entertainment, working and the living experience to a whole new level in the Southern Philippine region.

“We have changed the Filipino lifestyle forever. Our malls are indeed as they are called—cities, places where families and friends gather together to shop, eat out, have fun, and even do their business transactions and hear Mass. We have become part of the lives of millions of Filipinos,” Sy said.

SOURCE: SM Investments Corporation


Philippines: SM celebrates 30th anniversary of SM City North EDSA mall

Philippines: SM celebrates 30th anniversary of SM City North EDSA mall

DICK’S Sporting Goods announces extended store hours and great deals on the hottest gifts this holiday season

Holiday shoppers can take advantage of extended store hours and great deals on the hottest gifts in store and online, while also giving back to youth sports

PITTSBURGH, 2015-12-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods announced today  its plans for the upcoming holiday season, ensuring customers are able to find the perfect “Gift That Matters” for the athletes and outdoor enthusiasts on their holiday shopping lists.

With extended store hours, flexible shopping options, in-store and online promotions, a newly enhanced mobile app and ways to give back to youth sports teams in need, DICK’S is the go-to retailer this holiday season for the entire family.

“Sports provide lasting memories that are passed down through generations,” said Lauren Hobart, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “We believe gifts from DICK’S Sporting Goods enable special moments with families that really do matter and can be shared together in a special way year after year.”

Holiday Shopping on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Most of DICK’S 645 locations nationwide will offer holiday shoppers extended store hours on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26th) and Black Friday (Friday, November 27th). Customers can also shop deals online all day on Thanksgiving.

  • Thanksgiving – Stores will open at 6:00 p.m. and remain open until 2:00 a.m.
  • Black Friday – Stores will re-open at 5:00 a.m. and remain open until 10:00 p.m.
  • A number of offers and door busters will be available in store and online on well-recognized brands, wearables and equipment during these two days. A sampling of deals include:
    • Select products and apparel from brands like The North Face, NIKE, Under Armour, Adidas and Reebok will be available at 25% or more off regular prices.
    • Popular wearables from Fitbit will be available at discounted prices including, Fitbit Charge – $89.98 (reg. price $129.95); Fitbit Charge HR – $119.98 (reg. price $149.95); and Fitbit Surge Super Watch: $199.98 (reg. price $249.95).
    • Select Beats headphones will be available at 50% off their normal prices: Beats Studio Headphones, $149.98 (reg. price $299.95); Beats Urbeats Headphones, $49.98 (reg. price $99.95).
    • The SOLE F63 Treadmill and E25 Ellipitcal will be available for 50% off, $849.98 (was $1699.99).
    • Men’s and women’s complete golf sets from Top-Flite will be available at 50% off normal retail prices ($129.99 – $299.99).
    • Buy one get one free on the entire stock of Top-Flite golf balls as well as Callaway Diablo Tour, Srixon Trispeed Tour and Bridgestone Treosoft.
    • PRIMED Training Aids for Baseball, Hockey, Lacrosse and more will be available for 50% off normal retail prices.
  • Additionally, on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, more than 200 DICK’S locations will offer the first 200 eligible customers each day a chance to win a $500 DICK’S gift card through its “Santa’s Safe” promotion*. Customers will be given a code and the winner will be announced shortly after the store opens. The gift card can then be used immediately towards holiday purchases.


Additional Holiday Deals and Promotions at

Now through the holiday season, DICK’S Sporting Goods will offer free shipping on online orders, with no minimum purchase required. Oversized or overweight items will still be subject to a surcharge.

Starting Sunday, November 29th, DICK’S will hold its biggest Cyber Week sale with over 300 online deals at These Cyber Week deals will run through Saturday, December 5th. The following day, DICK’S Sporting Goods will kick-off its “12 Days of Deals,” revealing new deals daily.


Holiday Giveaways and Contests on Social Platforms

DICK’S will utilize social media to surprise and delight customers throughout the holiday season. The #GiftThatMatters sweepstakes will ask customers to take a photo of a product in store, post the photo to Instagram or Twitter and use the hashtag #GiftThatMatters. The sweepstakes will run from 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving through 5:15 a.m. on Black Friday. Ten (10) lucky customers will win a $500 DICK’S Sporting Goods gift card.**

Throughout the month of December, DICK’S customers will also have a chance to win great prizes by retweeting specific posts from the DICK’S Twitter handle. More details will be revealed via DICK’S Sporting Goods social channels throughout the holiday season.

LIKE DICK’S Sporting Goods on Facebook at and follow them on Twitter (@DICKS) and Instagram (@dickssportinggoods) to get the latest information on deals, promotions and activities.


Best In-Class Omni-Channel Platform Offers Convenience

As a leading omni-channel retailer, DICK’S will offer convenience and flexibility to customers this holiday season. Whether customers prefer to shop in-store, online or through the DICK’S mobile app, DICK’S will provide holiday shoppers with shopping choices that fit their needs.

  • Buy Online and Pick-up In-Store Purchases: DICK’S offers customers the option to purchase products online and pick-up their items at a nearby DICK’S location. Customers will be able to purchase gifts online until noon on Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24th) and pick them up in-store before 6:00 p.m.
  • Shop and Earn Points with the new DICK’S Mobile App: The newest version of the DICK’S Mobile App now rewards users for being active. The new “Move” feature allows users to connect to fitness tracking applications MapMyRun and Fitbit® to earn DICK’S ScoreCard points for achieving activity goals. Customers will receive 100 bonus points when connecting an applicable tracking application for the first time. Customers can also use the DICK’S app to redeem ScoreCard points in-store with the paperless rewards feature. Customers will also be able to enjoy some new app features this holiday season, including the ability to shop the weekly ad from the app.
  • Endless Shopping Aisle: To enhance its ability to provide an even wider selection and convenience to our in-store customers, DICK’S arms associates with mobile devices, kiosks and other workstations to offer customers an “Endless Aisle” experience.  If an item is sold out, or only sold online, associates can place an order for a customer from anywhere in the store and have it shipped directly to their homes, in most cases with free shipping.


Give a Gift That Matters – Donate to Youth Sports Programs

DICK’S believes that sports make people better. As part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation Sports Matter initiative, which helps youth athletic programs across the country receive vital funds to keep their sports programs intact, DICK’S is once again helping youth athletic teams this holiday season.

Throughout the holiday season, customers will be able to donate to The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation when checking-out. All money raised will be donated to raise awareness for and support underfunded youth sports programs, assisting with everything from equipment purchases, facility maintenance cost and much more. For more information, visit

To learn more about shopping at DICK’S this holiday season, visit


*No Purchase Necessary. Purchase does not improve your chance of winning. First 200 Eligible Participants only. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.), 18 years or older. Void where prohibited Excludes South Loop, Il, No refund, returns or exchange of prize. Must be present to win. See store for details. Odds of winning determined by the number of adults in line prior to Santa Safe Open Time.  Sponsor: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.

**No Purchase Necessary. Purchase does not improve your chance of winning. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C., 18 years or older). Void where prohibited. Starts 11/26/15 and ends 11/27/15. To enter and for official rules, prize description and odds, visit Sponsor:  Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc.

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 October 31, 2015, the Company operated 645 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

Contact: DICK’S Sporting Goods –

SOURCE: DICK’S Sporting Goods