Rexall Health CEO Jürgen Schreiber on McKesson’s acquisition of Rexall

Boston, MA, 2016-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ —

Valued Rexall Customers and Patients,

Today, it was announced that McKesson Corporation has agreed to acquire Rexall Health.

For you, our customers and patients, it is business as usual. Your local Rexall will still have all of the products and brands you trust and rely on. You will be able to come in and speak with your pharmacist about your health and well-being as well as fill or re-fill your prescription. We are committed to providing you with the same excellent care, services and products that you have come to expect.

This transaction is a natural next step for two companies that have a history of working together to deliver care to Canadians. McKesson has been active in Canada for over 100 years, helping to build a strong network of independent pharmacies. With McKesson, Rexall Health will be able to serve a complete range of pharmaceutical care needs and ensure choice to consumers at a time when Canadians are more concerned than ever about their healthcare.

On behalf of our over 9,000 employees and our new partners at McKesson, we look forward to continuing to serve you as Rexall Health enters this exciting new phase.

Thank you,

Jürgen Schreiber
CEO
Rexall Health

Delhaize America to reach a 100 percent cage-free shell egg assortment by 2025

SALISBURY, N.C., 2016-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the company’s continued commitment to sustainability and animal welfare, Delhaize America announced today that it will work with suppliers to reach a 100 percent cage-free shell egg assortment by 2025. Delhaize America, and its Food Lion and Hannaford banners, will work toward a 100 percent cage-free shell egg assortment first in its private brand selection, which accounts for the majority of shell egg sales. Delhaize America, along with its Food Lion and Hannaford banners, will then continually increase its overall supply of cage-free eggs to obtain 100 percent cage-free in all shell eggs offerings by 2025 or sooner based on available supply, affordability and customer demand.

“Delhaize America supports continuous improvement in animal welfare practices through its comprehensive approach to sustainability,” said JJ Fleeman, chief strategy and development officer at Delhaize America. “Today’s cage-free egg announcement is another step we are taking to ensure the humane treatment of animals while also reinforcing a number of strong sustainability practices we have implemented across our organization.”

The company will report publicly on the number of eggs impacted, with an aim to increase that number year over year.

“Both Food Lion and Hannaford have increased the availability of cage-free shell egg options in both its private label and national label egg offerings, and will continue to increase the number of cage-free shell options as quickly as possible based on available supply, customer demand and affordability,” said Fleeman

Delhaize America works closely with a number of animal welfare consulting groups, including Compassion in World Farming

“We wholeheartedly applaud Delhaize America for taking these steps today to improve the lives of laying hens,” said Leah Garces, U.S. director of Compassion in World Farming. “We have partnered with Delhaize America during the past two years to consult on a number of animal welfare issues and can attest to the company’s firm commitment to continuous improvement within its supply chain.”

For more information on Delhaize America’s sustainability progress, visit https://sustainabilityreport.delhaizegroup.com/.

About Delhaize America
Delhaize America, one of the nation’s largest supermarket operators, has more than 1,200 stores along the East Coast. Delhaize America companies include Food Lion and Hannaford Supermarkets. Each banner has a distinct identity and well-established brand image within its respective markets across 15 states, offering market-specific products and services to meet the unique needs of its customers. Delhaize America employs more than 100,000 full-time and part-time associates. The company is part of Delhaize Group (NYSE: DEG), an international grocery retailer based in Brussels, Belgium.

Press Contacts:
Christy Phillips-Brown, APR
Delhaize America and Food Lion
704-310-2221
cphillips-brown@foodlion.com

Michael Norton
Delhaize America and Hannaford
207-885-3132
michaelnorton@hannaford.com

Sprouts Farmers Market CEO Amin Maredia to present at the 2016 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer and Technology Retail Conference

PHOENIX, 2016-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:SFM) today announced that Amin Maredia, chief executive officer, will present at the 2016 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Consumer and Technology Retail Conference at the Lotte Palace in New York, NY.  The presentation will begin at 8:50 am EDT on March 16, 2016.

A live webcast of the presentation will be available at the company’s investor relations website, http://investors.sprouts.com/, under “Events and Presentations.” A replay will be archived and available at the same location.

About Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. Sprouts offer a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, deli, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items catering to consumers’ growing interest in health and wellness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts employs more than 21,000 team members and operates more than 220 stores in 13 states from coast to coast. For more information, visit www.sprouts.com or @sproutsfm on Twitter.

Investor Contact:
Susannah Livingston
(602) 682-1584
susannahlivingston@sprouts.com

Media Contact:
Donna Egan
(602) 682-3152
donnaegan@sprouts.com

Source: Sprouts Farmers Market

Save Mart Supermarkets partnered with eScrip to manage its S.H.A.R.E.S. charitable giving program

FoodMaxx, Lucky and Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S. community giving program will continue giving up to 3% a basket to local schools and community-based organizations

Modesto, Calif., 2016-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Save Mart Supermarkets announced that it has partnered with eScrip to manage its S.H.A.R.E.S. charitable giving program. The new Shares powered by eScrip program continues the company’s legacy of giving up to 3% of shoppers’ eligible purchases to local, community-based organizations. The advantage for FoodMaxx, Lucky and Save Mart shoppers is that the program is now electronic. Shoppers will be able to see online how much they’re donating, and organizations can track what they’re getting. The more their supporters shop, the bigger the quarterly check the group receives!

“From the products we sell to the money we give, we’ve built our livelihood around helping others thrive,” said Nicole Pesco, Co-President & Chief Strategy and Branding Officer. “Our goal is to strengthen and nourish our communities—from food banks to schools, scouts to seniors — and Shares Powered by eScrip will be instrumental in helping more people.”

“We are so excited about this new partnership – with the generosity of Save Mart, Lucky and Food Maxx combined with the power of the eScrip program, Shares powered by eScrip will result in millions of dollars to our local schools and communities” said Joanne Remillard, Executive Vice President, Electronic Scrip Inc.

As an added incentive for organizations to sign-up, the Top 10 Shares Powered by eScrip earners for the month of April will receive a package of 4 tickets to NASCAR’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 in June at Sonoma Raceway to help them fundraise some more.

All shoppers, schools, churches and 501(c)3 organizations will be required to sign up on www.eScrip.com/shares in order to give or receive donations. Even those who were under our old S.H.A.R.E.S. program will have to re-register. In fact, the S.H.A.R.E.S. cards that customers were required to swipe at checkout to direct donations will no longer work as of April 1. Customers will still be able to earn points for themselves under the Save Smart or Lucky You rewards program, which can then be redeemed for free merchandise and dollars-off coupons.

Each year Save Mart donates more than $5 million and thousands of tons of food in support of the communities we serve … about $4 million of that was through S.H.A.R.E.S.

For more information, please contact Nannette Miranda at 925.833.6136.

Strong financial results for Ahold in the fourth quarter and full year 2015

Ahold achieved strong results, led by solid store performance and a substantial increase in online sales:

  • 21.4% increase in Q4 Group sales to €9.8 billion (up 11.8% at constant exchange rates)
  • 4.3% increase in Q4 sales excluding gas (at constant exchange rates and adjusted for an additional week)
  • Online sales growth continued to accelerate, with Q4 adjusted net consumer sales up 29.1% at constant rates
  • Q4 underlying operating income up 39.4% to €421 million; underlying operating margin at 4.3%
  • Strong Q4 free cash flow of €401 million, resulting in €1,184 million full year free cash flow
  • Proposed dividend of €0.52, up 8.3% compared to last year
  • Announced merger with Delhaize on track to close in mid-2016; EGM to be held on March 14

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Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2016-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Ahold today announced strong financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2015, reflecting good performances across its key markets and multiple formats. This included net annual sales of €38 billion, driven by excellent store operations, especially during the holiday season, and a strong increase in consumer online sales.

Ahold CEO Dick Boer said: “With a sharp focus on supporting our great local brands and investing to serve the rapidly changing interests and needs of our customers, we have made very good progress and achieved strong operating and financial results for the fourth quarter and the year. We challenged ourselves to innovate faster, to bring our customers fresher products in new and different ways, and to deliver greater value. This progress was supported by reinvesting the substantial savings achieved through our company-wide Simplicity program. We are pleased with the response from our customers and appreciate the continued great work of our associates, which led to robust sales performance, market share gains and an increase in Group operating income for the year.

“In the Netherlands, sales momentum remains strong, with a 3.2% increase in identical sales. This reflects our successful omni-channel strategy, a strong holiday season and positive sales momentum at Albert Heijn. Albert Heijn’s customers are benefiting from our broader and innovative product range and the expansion of healthy choices in our Fresh departments, resulting in increased market share for Q4 and the full year.

“In the United States, we grew sales excluding gas by 4.1%, adjusted for an additional week. We continue to make good progress with our investments in quality and price, highlighted by growth in identical sales and market share gains, primarily in the New York Metro market where we further strengthened our position with the successful conversion of 25 former A&P stores.

“Our online performance was also strong with a nearly 30% increase in consumer sales in the fourth quarter. Bol.com maintained its position as the number one online retail destination in the Netherlands and had a particularly strong December. In addition, Peapod and ah.nl remain leading online grocers in their respective markets.

“Finally, our proposed merger with Delhaize continues to progress on schedule. The combination of Ahold and Delhaize will create an even better retail leader for customers and associates and will enable us to further build on the position of our respected and popular local brands in the communities we serve.”

 

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This communication is being made in connection with, among others, the proposed business combination transaction between Koninklijke Ahold N.V., also known as Royal Ahold (“Ahold”), and Delhaize Group NV/SA (“Delhaize”). This communication is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction in connection with the proposed transaction or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable Dutch, Belgian and other European regulations. This communication is not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, in or into, directly or indirectly, any jurisdiction in which such release, publication or distribution would be unlawful.

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In connection with the proposed transaction, Ahold has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form F-4, which includes a prospectus. On January 28, 2016, the SEC declared the registration statement effective, and the prospectus was mailed to the holders of American Depositary Shares of Delhaize and holders of ordinary shares of Delhaize (other than holders of ordinary shares of Delhaize who are non-U.S. persons (as defined in the applicable rules of the SEC)) on or around February 5, 2016. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT AHOLD, DELHAIZE, THE TRANSACTION AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and security holders are able to obtain free copies of the prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by Ahold and Delhaize through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders are able to obtain free copies of the prospectus and other documents filed by Ahold with the SEC by contacting Ahold Investor Relations at investor.relations@ahold.com or by calling +31 88 659 5213, and are able to obtain free copies of the prospectus and other documents filed by Delhaize by contacting Investor Relations Delhaize Group at Investor@delhaizegroup.com or by calling +32 2 412 2151.

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Furthermore, this communication contains Ahold forward-looking statements as to investments in online businesses, the translation of new and innovative ideas into products in store, price campaigns and differentiation with local products in the Czech Republic, underlying margins, the Simplicity cost saving and efficiency program, investments in logistical infrastructure in The Netherlands, liquidity, cash, working capital, capital expenditures, interest payments, dividends, debt repayments, leverage, investment grade credit rating, the impact of new accounting standards, expected synergies from the combination of operations and Ahold’s ability expand its geographic reach, capital return, reverse stock split, Ahold’s Global Reward Opportunity program and the use of treasury shares.

The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Investors and shareholders are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication. Ahold does not assume any obligation to update any public information or forward-looking statements in this communication to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable laws. Outside the Netherlands, Koninklijke Ahold N.V., being its registered name, presents itself under the name of “Royal Ahold” or simply “Ahold.”

DDR CEO David J. Oakes to present at the Citi 2016 Global Property CEO Conference

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, 2016-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) today announced that David J. Oakes, president and chief executive officer, will present at the Citi 2016 Global Property CEO Conference. The Company’s presentation is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET on Monday, March 14, 2016, and may be accessed via the following webcast link: https://www.veracast.com/webcasts/citigroup/globalproperty2016/32107402322.cfm.

The webcast will be available for replay through DDR’s website at www.ddr.com/events.

About DDR Corp.
DDR is an owner and manager of 367 value-oriented shopping centers representing 115 million square feet in 38 states and Puerto Rico. The Company’s assets are concentrated in high barrier-to-entry markets with stable populations and high growth potential and its portfolio is actively managed to create long-term shareholder value. DDR is a self-administered and self-managed REIT operating as a fully integrated real estate company, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchangeunder the ticker symbol DDR. Additional information about the Company is available at www.ddr.com.

SOURCE DDR Corp.

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Gap Inc.: February 2016 net sales decreased 2 percent compared with last year

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported that net sales for the four-week period ended February 27, 2016 were $888 million compared with net sales of $918 million for the four-week period ended February 28, 2015.

On a constant currency basis, February 2016 net sales decreased 2 percent compared with last year. In calculating the net sales change on a constant currency basis, current year foreign exchange rates are applied to both current year and prior year net sales. This is done to enhance the visibility of underlying sales trends, excluding the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations.

“We are encouraged by the initial customer response to Gap brand’s spring collection and we remain focused on improving results across our portfolio,” said Sabrina Simmons, chief financial officer, Gap Inc.

February Comparable Sales Results

Gap Inc.’s comparable sales for February 2016 were down 2 percent versus a 4 percent decrease last year. Comparable sales by global brand for February 2016 were as follows:

  • Gap Global: flat versus negative 7 percent last year
  • Banana Republic Global: negative 11 percent versus negative 5 percent last year
  • Old Navy Global: flat versus flat last year

Additional insight into Gap Inc.’s sales performance is available by calling 1-800-GAP-NEWS (1-800-427-6397). International callers may call 706-902-4949. The recording will be available at approximately 1:15 p.m. Pacific Time on March 3, 2016 and available for replay until 1:15 p.m. Pacific Time on March 11, 2016.

March Sales

The company will report March sales at 1:15pm Pacific Time on April 7, 2016.

About Gap Inc.
Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2015 net sales were $15.8 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,300 company-operated stores, over 400 franchise stores, and e- commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

SOURCE: Gap Inc.

Gap Inc. brands, global business and financial inquiries: press@gap.com

L Brands reports 5% increase of net sales in 4-week period ended Feb. 27, 2016 vs the same period last year

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2016-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) reported net sales of $849.3 million for the four-week period ended Feb. 27, 2016, an increase of 5% compared to net sales of $806.1 million for the four-week period ended Feb. 28, 2015.  Comparable sales (including direct) for the four weeks ended Feb. 27, 2016, increased 5%.  Please refer to the table below for comparable store-only sales.

To hear further commentary provided on L Brands’ prerecorded February sales message, call 1-866-639-7583 or log onto www.LB.com for an audio replay.

ABOUT L BRANDS:
L Brands, through Victoria’s Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel, is an international company.  The company operates 3,007 company-owned specialty stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and its brands are sold in more than 700 additional noncompany-owned locations worldwide.  The company’s products are also available online at www.VictoriasSecret.com, www.BathandBodyWorks.comwww.HenriBendel.com and www.LaSenza.com.

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

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

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

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

For further information, please contact:

L Brands:
Investor Relations
Amie Preston
(614) 415-6704
apreston@lb.com

Media Relations
Tammy Roberts Myers
(614) 415-7072
communications@lb.com

 

L Brands Inc

Publix ranked 67 on this year’s Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” list

LAKELAND, Fla., 2016-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the 19th consecutive year, Publix has been honored as one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Publix was ranked No. 67 on this year’s list — up from No. 81 last year — and was one of only 12 companies to have made the list every year since its inception in 1998.

“I’ve been privileged to lead what could quite possibly be the best company in the world,” said Ed Crenshaw, Publix CEO. “I’m proud of our commitment to our people, culture and communities. We are humbled to be recognized by Fortune for 19 consecutive years as a great place to work. The secret to our success is our associates – company owners themselves – who’ve been making Publix a great place to work for more than 85 years.”

Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on a survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about the management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The remaining third is based on a company’s responses to the Culture Audit questionnaire, which asks detailed questions about pay and benefits programs, and open-ended questions about hiring, communication and diversity.

Publix will be featured in the March 15th edition of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work. Fortune Senior Editor, Christopher Tkaczyk, had an opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn what makes Publix a great company to work for and a beloved brand. He spent one week working in the company’s retail environment experiencing the culture and people first-hand. To read about his experience visit http://fortune.com/publix-best-companies/. For more information about the survey and how companies were ranked, visit Fortune’s website, www.fortune.com.

SOURCE: Publix Asset Management Company

Corporate Initiatives and Trade Publications
Maria Brous
Director of Media & Community Relations
P.O. Box 407
Lakeland, FL  33802-0407
(863) 688-1188 ext. 55339
maria.brous@publix.com

Tractor Supply Company announces its participation in the UBS Global Consumer Conference on March 10, 2016

BRENTWOOD, TN, 2016-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced its participation in the UBS Global Consumer Conference on March 10, 2016. Greg Sandfort, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Christine Skold, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, will attend this conference.

The Company’s 40-minute presentation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on March 10, 2016. A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the Company’s website at IR.TractorSupply.com, and an archive of the webcast will be accessible for 30 days.

About Tractor Supply Company
At December 26, 2015, Tractor Supply Company operated 1,488 stores in 49 states. The Company’s stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

Anthony F. Crudele
Chief Financial Officer

Christine Skold
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
(615) 440-4000

Investors:
John Rouleau/Rachel Schacter

Media:
Alecia Pulman/Brittany Rae Fraser
ICR
(203) 682-8200

5401 Virginia Way
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
www.TractorSupply.com

Source: Tractor Supply Company

Zara opens new store at 503-511 Broadway in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood

New York, NY, 2016-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The building on 503-511 Broadway has one of the neighborhood’s most iconic nineteenth-century façades

Zara opens the doors of its new 47,361 ft2 flagship store on 503-511 Broadway today. With an unbeatable location in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood, one of the world’s best known shopping districts, this new location on the block between Broome and Spring Streets represents some of the best late-nineteenth century retail architecture in the city.

Inditex Chairman, Pablo Isla, has underscored the importance of this opening and stressed that “it is particularly relevant for several reasons: the quality and size of its location, the environmental component that promotes the goals of our eco-efficient store project, its design, and its technological proposal. From today forward this new flagship will undoubtedly be a global benchmark”.

Manhattan’s newest Zara boasts three floors of retail space, ample room for showcasing everything the brand has to offer women, men and kids for Spring/Summer 2016. The store is designed entirely by Zara’s architecture team, who were faced with the challenge of blending the city’s past with its future. Massive effort was made to recover the building’s landmark features. Its original cast iron façade, interior and brick wall, which now blends with a rationalist and airy interior that features beauty, clarity, functionality and sustainability, the guiding principles of Zara’s image.

In keeping with Inditex Group’s aim to have 100% eco-efficient stores by 2020, Zara SoHo sets the standards for highly demanding sustainability measures across all its processes, combining these efforts with energy efficiency and recycling in order to consume 30% less energy and 50% less water compared to a conventional store. Backed by these sustainability-oriented features, Zara SoHo has applied for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, awarded to green buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a third-party organization.

Zara’s new SoHo venue, purchased by the brand in 2015, was built in 1878 by architect John B. Snook and is one of the emblematic buildings found in the area known as the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District, named for the widespread use of this material.

Zara now boasts eight stores in Manhattan, where the brand opened its first store outside of the Iberian Peninsula in 1989, after setting up shop in the city’s most popular shopping destinations including Fifth Avenue, Lexington Avenue, and 34th Street. Zara also opened a new store at 222 Broadway in late 2015, taking over a new space in the heart of the city’s Financial District.

From San Diego and Seattle to Houston, Honolulu and New York, Zara has opened the doors of major new stores across the US in 2015. After unveiling the new Zara SoHo, Inditex Group now has 75 stores in the country (71 Zara and 4 Massimo Dutti stores), and customers in the US can also shop Zara Home online, the Group’s home textile and décor brand.

For any press request please contact with:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex

Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

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Zara opens new store at 503-511 Broadway in the heart of Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood

Zara opens new store at 503-511 Broadway in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood