Bonmarché announces the appointment of Helen Connolly as its new Chief Executive Officer

Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Wakefield, England, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/— The Board of Bonmarché is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Connolly as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Helen will take up her position later in the year and a further announcement will be made at the relevant time.

Helen is currently Senior Buying Director for George at ASDA, where she is responsible for all women’s clothing, non-clothing and male and female essentials. Previously, she was Category Director for Buying and Design, and Buying Manager of Womenswear at George at ASDA. She was formerly Head of Sourcing for Womenswear and Girlswear from China, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka at Next plc and has also worked within Arcadia Group as Head of Buying at Dorothy Perkins.

Helen brings significant relevant experience from the value retail sector, with particular expertise in women’s apparel, which is Bonmarché’s core market.

There is nothing further to disclose in relation to the appointment under LR 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.

John Coleman, Chairman of Bonmarché Holdings plc said:
“We are delighted to be appointing someone of Helen’s calibre and experience to Bonmarché. With a strong track record in delivering exceptional results, Helen is an ambitious, talented and passionate individual who will make an outstanding leader for the business.

“Helen’s expertise in buying, merchandising, sourcing, product, and business development is first-class, and she has demonstrated a dedicated focus on delivering a high quality consumer experience. We look forward to welcoming her to Bonmarché and working with her to deliver further progress for the brand and the Company.”

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Bonmarché Holdings plc
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John Coleman, Chairman

Stephen Alldridge, Finance Director

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Notes to Editors:
Bonmarché is one of the UK’s largest women’s value retailers, focused on selling stylish, affordable, premium quality clothing and accessories in a wide range of sizes via its own store portfolio, website, mail order catalogues and through the Ideal World TV shopping channel. Established in 1982, Bonmarché has more than 30 years of experience in this growing market segment, operating across the UK.

SOURCE: Bonmarché


Dollarama announces the appointment of Neil Rossy as President and CEO, effective May 1, 2016

To succeed Larry Rossy who will remain active as Executive Chairman

MONTRÉAL, Québec, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollarama Inc. (TSX: DOL) (“Dollarama” or the “Corporation”) announced today that the Board of Directors has appointed Neil Rossy as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2016. Company founder Larry Rossy will continue to play an active role in key areas of Dollarama’s business as Executive Chairman.

“Succession planning has been an important focus for the Board over the past several years and we believe this is the right time for an orderly leadership transition,” stated Stephen Gunn, Lead Director of Dollarama’s Board of Directors. “Neil has shown strong leadership as one of the key architects of Dollarama’s success. He is an experienced retail executive with an intimate knowledge of all company operations, and is respected by his colleagues. The Board has full confidence in Neil’s ability to lead Dollarama’s growth in the coming years with the support of the strong team in place.”

Neil Rossy, 46, is currently Chief Merchandising Officer and a member of the Board of Directors since 2004. With the company since its inception in 1992, he has been involved in all aspects of Dollarama’s business, supply chain and day-to-day operations. Over the last two decades, Neil Rossy has played an increasingly important role in strategic decisions related to warehousing and distribution, direct sourcing, product development and merchandising innovations that define Dollarama and underpin its success. He is a graduate of Queen’s University.

“Neil is a proven leader who knows the business inside out, and has contributed tremendously to Dollarama’s growth. I look forward to focusing on my real estate and buying responsibilities while providing my full support to Neil and the rest of our management team as Executive Chairman,” said Larry Rossy, Chairman and CEO.

“I am excited to take the helm of a company that is part of my DNA and thank the Board for its confidence in me. For over 20 years, I have been fortunate to work directly and intimately with a great Canadian entrepreneur, an experience that has prepared me well for these new responsibilities,” said Neil Rossy. “I will continue to work with our talented team, including Larry, to lead Dollarama’s growth in the years to come.”

About Dollarama
Dollarama is Canada’s leading dollar store operator with 1,030 locations across the country. Our stores provide customers with compelling value in convenient locations, including metropolitan areas, mid-sized cities and small towns. Dollarama aims to provide customers with a consistent shopping experience, offering a broad assortment of everyday consumer products, general merchandise and seasonal items. Our quality merchandise is sold in individual or multiple units at select fixed price points up to $3.00.

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Chief Financial Officer
514-737-1006 x1237

Lyla Radmanovich
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Barnes & Noble announces El Dorado High School in El Paso, Texas as the winner of the exclusive “Get Going Day with Chelsea Clinton” contest

El Dorado High School in El Paso, TX, Wins with a Beautification and Clean-up Project Idea; Will be Visited by Chelsea Clinton on April 7

New York, NY, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that El Dorado High School in El Paso, Texas, is the winner of the exclusive “Get Going Day with Chelsea Clinton” contest. The contest ran as part of Fall Educator Appreciation Days at Barnes & Noble and El Dorado High School won with a unique idea to partner with the Humane Society of El Paso, the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition and the Make-A-Wish Foundation to do a beautification and clean-up project around the city. The school will be visited by Chelsea Clinton on April 7 to celebrate their national accolade. The school will also receive a $1,000 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.

“Barnes & Noble received submissions for the exclusive ‘Get Going Day with Chelsea Clinton’ contest from schools all over the country, and they were all truly commendable and worthy ideas that we hope move ahead,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, Vice President of Business Development at Barnes & Noble. “We want to congratulate El Dorado High School for their amazing idea and we know they’ll be so excited to get a visit from Chelsea Clinton. Creating unique classroom and school opportunities like this is an important part of Barnes & Noble’s ongoing commitment to the educator community and we look forward to similar initiatives in the future.”

During 2015’s Fall Educator Appreciation Days, as part of the workshop, educators could enter Barnes & Noble’s exclusive “Get Going Day with Chelsea Clinton” contest for the opportunity to have Chelsea Clinton visit their classroom, school or local community. To enter, educators were asked to use the knowledge taken from the workshop to work with their fellow teachers and students to develop a proposal to make a positive change in their local community.

El Dorado High School in El Paso, led by art teacher Candace Printz, came up with an idea for a campaign to combat trash and pollution in their city. The proposed plan involves a partnership with community groups to help collect the trash and sort it. Once it’s sorted, students from the school will work with local artists to design and create their own individual art work out of the “junk.” The best art pieces will then be displayed in local art galleries to highlight the project and instill a sense of pride in the city. As part of the proposed project, the artwork will also be available to buy with proceeds going to the community groups who helped collect the trash to begin with, including the Humane Society of El Paso, the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The El Dorado High School project is one of many great ideas submitted from across the country. Other notable submissions include a plan from Minnetonka Middle School East in Minnesota to host a charity walk to raise money to build wells for drinking water in Haiti, and an idea from Sylmar High School in California to raise awareness of gender equality issues in their local community.

Barnes & Noble will celebrate Spring Educator Appreciation Days from April 9-17. Stores nationwide and Barnes & ( will offer pre-K-12 public, private and homeschool educators and administrators special discounts, events, sweepstakes and giveaways during this time. Educators can follow Barnes & Noble on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, and like Barnes & Noble on Facebook, for the latest information about upcoming events and promotions.  Educators can also follow NOOK on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter to learn more about special offers and promotions.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 640 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, (  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US (, plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at

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ABOUT IT’S YOUR WORLD: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!
Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers
In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today, Chelsea Clinton combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference. With stories about children and teens who have made real changes big and small—in their families, their communities, in our country and across the world—this book inspires readers of all ages to do their part to make our world a better place. Learn more at


Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323

Alan McNamara
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3379

Shanta Newlin
V.P, Executive Director
Penguin Young Readers
(212) 414-3630

Tiffany & Co. to host Investor Day on Tuesday April 12, 2016 at its corporate office in New York City

NEW YORK, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) will be hosting an Investor Day on Tuesday April 12, 2016 at its corporate office in New York City. The meeting will be led by Frederic Cumenal, chief executive officer, during which members of the executive management team will provide overviews of their areas of responsibility, strategic direction and initiatives designed to generate sales and earnings growth. Presentations will begin at approximately9:30 a.m. ET and, following a question and answer session, the event is expected to conclude no later than 12:30 p.m.

As seating at the event is limited, presentations will also be webcast (audio and slides) live at A replay will be available at that site for 90 days following the event.

Tiffany is the internationally-renowned jeweler founded in New York in 1837. Through its subsidiaries, Tiffany & Co. manufactures products and operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores worldwide, and also engages in direct selling through Internet, catalog and business gift operations. For additional information, please visit or call our shareholder information line at 800-TIF-0110.

Tiffany & Co.
Mark L. Aaron, 212-230-5301

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InvenTrust Properties Corp. acquires Renaissance Center in Durham, North Carolina for $129.2 million

Property to Serve as Centerpiece of Company’s Portfolio in Key Strategic Raleigh-Durham Market

OAK BROOK, Ill., 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — InvenTrust Properties Corp. (“InvenTrust” or “the Company”) today announced that it has acquired Renaissance Center, a 96% leased, 363,176 square foot retail power center, located in Durham, North Carolina, for $129.2 million.

“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Renaissance Center, which will become one of InvenTrust’s top assets moving forward,” said Michael E. Podboy, Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment Officer of InvenTrust. “This acquisition underscores our strategy of owning a strong asset from which we can significantly bolster our presence in key regions with favorable demographics. We are excited by the opportunity that Renaissance Center creates for InvenTrust in North Carolina and the Raleigh-Durham MSA.”

Christopher Covey, SVP of Transactions, added, “Renaissance Center represents a rare opportunity for InvenTrust to acquire a large scale core asset in one of the country’s hotbeds of economic growth. The property’s proximity to Research Triangle Park allows Renaissance Center to benefit from favorable population demographics in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Renaissance Center also boasts a strong tenant base, including the only Nordstrom Rack in the market, and is located near the high trafficked Streets of Southport Mall, one of the top performing retail malls in the region.”

Renaissance Center includes a broad mix of national and local destination retailers, service tenants, restaurants and office space, which promotes continual traffic along a dominant retail corridor. Other anchors include Old Navy, Cost Plus World Market, REI, Babies “R” Us and Best Buy.

InvenTrust became a self-managed REIT in 2014 and as of December 31, 2015, is an owner and operator of 112 multi-tenant retail properties. InvenTrust’s total retail portfolio comprises of 18.5 million square feet of retail space in 24 states. As of December 31, 2015, the Company also owned 11,039 student housing beds and 5.7 million square feet of non-core space.

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Diebold to present its mobile-driven ATM concept and Cryptera’s CryptoTouch™ solution at Money 20/20 Europe, April 4-7, in Copenhagen, Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is showcasing one of its newest mobile-driven banking concepts, along with an industry-leading security application from Cryptera, at Money 20/20 Europe. Diebold’s mobile-driven ATM concept and Cryptera’s CryptoTouch™ solution will be featured at Money 20/20 Europe (hall C3, booth #F18), April 4-7, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Following the show, the concept will be on display at the Diebold Europe, Middle East and Africa(EMEA) Center of Innovation in Belgium.

To deliver on consumers expectations for mobile-enabled services, Diebold’s mobile-driven ATM concept dispenses and recycles cash with no screen, card reader or PIN-pad required– using the consumers’ mobile device as the primary interface. With an estimated five trillion dollars in currency circulating the globe, the concept was designed to challenge present-day self-service experiences to provide faster, more convenient consumer access to cash. Driven by a mobile-enabled design philosophy, the concept features:

  • Bring your own device (BYOD) access: The card reader, PIN-pad and physical screen are completely eliminated. Instead, transactions are scheduled by using the bank’s mobile app on the consumer’s smartphone.
  • Consumer-recognition technology: Consumers are delivered instant access to cash through contactless, mobile-banking methods such as quick response (QR) codes, near field communication (NFC) and iris-scan biometric technology.
  • Increased speed and security: By quickly authenticating transactions directly from the consumer’s smartphone, security is increased and card fraud is mitigated. Cash withdrawals can be completed in less than ten seconds.
  • Small footprint: Compared to other standard through-the-wall automated teller machines (ATMs) in the market, this terminal’s depth is reduced by as much as 32%, and on the consumer-facing side, it is up to 37% narrower.

Also featured in Diebold’s booth is Cryptera’s CryptoTouch™ application, which encrypts PIN entries made on touchscreen interfaces. Acquired by Diebold in 2014, Cryptera is a world-leading provider of secure payment solutions — particularly in the field of encrypting PIN-pad (EPP) technology. As more devices are moving to touchscreen, the payment card industry (PCI)-compliant solution delivers more secure consumer interactions on ATMs, point of sale (POS) devices and unattended payment terminals by moving traditional PIN entry from a mechanical keypad to a touchscreen.

“Diebold continues to shape the future of the mobile banking landscape by bridging the physical and digital worlds of cash in unprecedented ways,” said Bassem Bouzid, senior vice president and managing director, EMEA. “Further expansion into Europe, the Middle East and Africa remains a top priority for us. We are focused on bringing the industry’s most innovative self-service offerings to the market that truly enable our customers to transform the banking experience for consumers.”

About Cryptera
Cryptera is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is a world-leading provider of secure payment solutions and supplies to some of the largest global manufacturers of ATMs and petrol pumps. With more than 1,500,000 payment solutions in use across the globe, Cryptera has proven and tested international experience within the global payment industry and has more than 30 years’ experience in providing high-security payment solutions worldwide. For more information, visit

About Diebold
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) provides the technology, software and services that connect people around the world with their money – bridging the physical and digital worlds of cash conveniently, securely and efficiently.  Since its founding in 1859, Diebold has evolved to become a leading provider of exceptional self-service innovation, security and services to financial, commercial, retail and other markets.

Diebold has approximately 15,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered nearCanton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at or on Twitter:

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Baskin-Robbins announces April ice cream flavor of the month SOUR PATCH KIDS® REDBERRY® Blast

Baskin-Robbins also celebrates spring with seasonal ice cream flavors and the return of its buzzworthy Bumblebee Ice Cream Cake

CANTON, Mass., 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins today announced a new ice cream flavor that features America’s most popular sour candy – SOUR PATCH KIDS®. Available for a limited time as the April Flavor of the Month, SOUR PATCH KIDS® REDBERRY® Blast is made with red raspberry and marshmallow-flavored ice creams with a REDBERRY SOUR PATCH KIDS ribbon. Guests can enjoy this unique sour and sweet ice cream flavor in a cup, cone or as a two-scoop sundae complete with marshmallow topping, whipped cream, SOUR PATCH KIDS candies and a cherry.

“It’s hard to find treats more fun than ice cream and SOUR PATCH KIDS candy, so we’re excited to bring them together in our delicious new SOUR PATCH KIDS REDBERRY Blast ice cream,” said Jeff Miller, Executive Chef and Vice President of Product Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands. “The new flavor was developed with the popular ‘SOUR THEN SWEET®’ attributes that SOUR PATCH KIDS fans love, with a REDBERRY SOUR PATCH KIDS ribbon swirled in sweet and creamy red raspberry and marshmallow-flavored ice creams.”

In addition, Baskin-Robbins is celebrating spring with the return of its Bumblebee Cake which features edible chocolate wafer wings, is finished with sparkling sugar and serves 6-8 people. The Bumblebee Cake can be customized with a guest’s favorite ice cream and cake flavor combination and is available for ordering at participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide either in-store or online.

Baskin-Robbins is also offering guests a lineup of seasonal ice cream flavors that can be enjoyed at select participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide throughout April:

  • Baseball Nut®: A classic Baskin-Robbins favorite for the start of baseball season, this flavor features vanilla-flavored ice cream and cashews with a black raspberry ribbon.
  • Cotton Candy: A creamier and dreamier version of your favorite fluffy, puffy treat. Swirled in pink and purple, for extra cuteness.
  • Dulce de Leche: Delicious milk caramel flavored ice cream topped with a milk caramel flavored ribbon.
  • Strawberry Shortcake: With vanilla flavored ice cream, shortcake pieces and a strawberry-flavored ribbon, this old-fashioned favorite is anything but short on flavor.

SOUR PATCH KIDS, REDBERRY and SOUR THEN SWEET are registered trademarks of Mondelēz International group, used under license.

For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of ice cream flavors and frozen desserts, visit or follow us on Facebook (, Twitter ( or Instagram (

About Baskin-Robbins
Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 37th annual Franchise 500® ranking in 2016, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream and soft serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 7,600 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,300 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit


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Baskin-Robbins announces April ice cream flavor of the month SOUR PATCH KIDS® REDBERRY® Blast

Baskin-Robbins announces April ice cream flavor of the month SOUR PATCH KIDS® REDBERRY® Blast

Rivermark Community Credit Union upgrades its digital banking experience with Digital Insight online banking and mobile banking solutions

Credit union brings new digital banking experience to its 80,000 members

Duluth, Ga., 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Digital Insight, an NCR company, today announced that Rivermark Community Credit Union, a Beaverton, Oregon-based credit union, upgraded its digital banking experience to include Digital Insight online banking and mobile banking solutions. The credit union replaced its ATM fleet at all of its branches with NCR self-service technology in 2015, including NCR Interactive Teller at its Gresham Station branch.

“We were very impressed by Digital Insight’s commitment to service. We experienced such a high level of comradery and partnership that we really felt like Digital Insight was part of the Rivermark team,” said Rob Mills, Vice President of Technology, Rivermark Community Credit Union. “The extensibility of Digital Insight’s digital banking platform paired with NCR’s ATM and Interactive Teller is helping us create the banking experiences of tomorrow for our members today.”

Digital Insight’s flexible platform, powered by a services-oriented architecture, gives financial institutions the flexibility and control to develop and integrate new content, deeply personalize their customer experience and distinguish their unique brand. Digital Insight’s mobile banking apps enjoy an average, blended app rating of 4.6 stars on the Apple App Store® and Google Play[1] and, according to a recent report, eight of the top 10-rated banking apps are powered by Digital Insight.

“The credit union has a long history in Oregon of providing outstanding member service and being on the cutting edge of new innovations,” said José Resendiz, general manager of Digital Insight. “With the addition of NCR and Digital Insight innovations, we are helping Rivermark deliver new digital experiences and better meet the needs of its members. 

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

About Digital Insight
Digital Insight, an NCR company, helps banks and credit unions achieve their goals and grow by offering innovative online and mobile banking solutions that make it easier for consumers and businesses to manage their money.  Our proven banking innovations give financial institutions the flexibility and control to engage more, increase retention and cross-sell effectively.

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BURGER KING® restaurants launches the furiously delicious red bun Angriest WHOPPER® sandwich

Sequel to the ANGRY WHOPPER® Sandwich Gets Even Angrier with Hot Sauce Baked into a Fiery Red Bun

MIAMI, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — When you have a hit burger on your hands what’s the next logical step? An even more epic sequel. BURGER KING® restaurants introduces the furiously delicious Angriest WHOPPER® sandwich, a new take on the previous limited time only ANGRY WHOPPER® sandwich, amped up with a red-hot bun, flaming onion petals, spicy angry sauce and jalapeños packed into every infuriating bite. This alarmingly delicious burger is sure to disprove the commonly held belief that a sequel is never as good as the original.

BURGER KING® restaurants first debuted a colored bun in the US with the A.1. ® Halloween WHOPPER® sandwich with A.1. ® sauce baked into a pitch-black bun in the fall of 2015.

“The black bun of our A.1. ® Halloween Whopper created a lot of conversation and our previous limited time ANGRY WHOPPER®sandwich was a hit with guests,” said Axel Schwan, Global Chief Marketing Officer for the BURGER KING® brand. “So, we’re combining the power of these past hits into a star-studded sandwich we think our guests will unanimously agree is the next must-eat burger.”

The Angriest WHOPPER® sandwich consists of savory flame-grilled beef, piled high with thick-cut bacon, American cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, crispy onion petals, jalapeños, creamy mayonnaise and spicy angry sauce all layered between a fiery red bun that has hot sauced baked in.

The Angriest WHOPPER® sandwich will be available for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide while supplies last for the suggested price of $5.49 or $7.49 in a combo meal with small drink and fries. For additional information, visit

All mentions of A.1. refer to A.1.® Thick and Hearty Sauce, a product of the Kraft Heinz Foods Company.

About the BURGER KING® Brand
Founded in 1954, the BURGER KING® brand is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates more than 14,000 locations in approximately 100 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. The BURGER KING® brand is owned by Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX,NYSE:QSR), one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $23 billion in system sales and over 19,000 restaurants. To learn more about the BURGER KING® brand, please visit the BURGER KING® brand website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Ross Stores opened 22 Ross Dress for Less® and six dd’s DISCOUNTS® stores during February and March

2016 Expansion Plans on Track with Plans for 90 New Stores

DUBLIN, Calif., 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ross Stores recently opened a total of 22 Ross Dress for Less®(“Ross”) and six dd’s DISCOUNTS® stores across 15 different states in February and March. These new locations are part of the Company’s 2016 expansion plans to add approximately 70 Ross and 20 dd’s DISCOUNTS locations throughout the year.

“These recent openings reflect our ongoing plans to continue building our presence in both existing and newer markets, including the Midwest for Ross, and expansion of dd’s DISCOUNTS,” said Jim Fassio, President and Chief Development Officer. “Ross Dress for Less remains the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the U.S with 1,295 locations in 34 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. We continue to identify plenty of domestic growth opportunities ahead for both Ross and dd’s DISCOUNTS, and believe that over the long term, Ross can grow to 2,000 total locations and dd’s DISCOUNTS can become a chain of 500 stores.”

Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500 and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2015 revenues of $11.9 billion. Currently, the Company operates Ross Dress for Less, the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with 1,295 locations in 34 states, theDistrict of Columbia and Guam. Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices every day. The Company also currently operates 178 dd’s DISCOUNTS in 15 states that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear and home fashions for the entire family at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices every day. Additional information is available at

Contact: Connie Kao
Senior Director, Investor & Media Relations
(925) 965-4668

SOURCE Ross Stores, Inc.

Schnucks: Snyder’s-Lance voluntarily recalls limited number of Emerald Cashew Roasted Halves and Pieces due to potential presence of small glass pieces

Product may contain pieces of glass

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Snyder’s-Lance has voluntarily recalled a limited number of Emerald Cashew Roasted Halves and Pieces due to the potential presence of small glass pieces. No injuries have been reported to date.

This voluntary recall covers only specific production codes. Schnucks customers are urged to check for:

Emerald 100 Calorie Pack – Roasted & Salted Cashew Halves & Pieces

UPC: 10300 33324

Case codes/Best Before Dates:





Schnucks customers may return any unused product to their nearest store for a full refund or exchange. Customers with questions may contact Snyder’s-Lance at 503-364-0399 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.


Media Contact: Paul Simon

SOURCE: Schnucks and CEO Patrick Byrne to keynote at Money 20/20 Europe on April 7, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark

SALT LAKE CITY, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Attention: Financial technology journalists and institutional equities market participants

What: Patrick Byrne, CEO of and, will keynote at Money 20/20 Europe

Where: Bella Center at Center Blvd. 5, 2300 in Copenhagen, Denmark

When: Thursday April 7, 2016 at 10:40am (GMT +1:00)

More: t0, the financial technology subsidiary of online retailer, will be on hand at Money 20/20 Europe from April 3rdto 7th to present the t0 blockchain trading and settlement platform to the European market. t0 will have a booth at position B8 in the main exhibitor hall.

t0 principals including CEO Patrick Byrne will be available for interviews and background conversations regarding the state of FinTech in the US and Europe, t0’s plans for the space, and, in particular, how blockchain technology is set to enhance public and private financial markets globally.

To learn more about t0 see:

To learn more about Money 20/20 Europe, see:

Judd Bagley, Director of Communications
+001.801.618.8455 invests $4 million in Caribbean-based financial technology firm Bitt

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ —, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) announced a strategic investment in, a Caribbean-based financial technology firm working to move island nations in that region to adopt digital national currencies. is investing $4 million in Bitt initially.

“A major impediment to economic advancement around the world is the fact that the vast majority of humans are unbanked. Yet mobile penetration in some countries exceeds 100%. Bitt has a vision for the Caribbean of frictionless mobile cash, beginning with central banks transparently issuing digital fiat which is then exchanged on a blockchain (all under proper regulatory oversight, as with our t0 offering to Wall Street),” said CEO Dr. Patrick M. Byrne. “We respect and endorse that vision, and share a common desire to see online consensual exchange flourish globally. As they say around these parts, ‘One love’.”

The investment was announced at a media conference in Barbados attended by principals from both Bitt and, in addition to dignitaries from various Caribbean nations.

For its part, intends to use the proceeds from the investment to further its goal of building a financial ecosystem in theCaribbean that remedies the issues which people in the region experience daily, including high frictional fees from banks and other money services operations that make sending money in and out of the region cumbersome and costly.

“Regional small businesses find it financially prohibitive to offer online payment options to consumers and this places a drag on entrepreneurism in the Caribbean,” said Bitt CEO and Co-Founder, Gabriel Abed. “Our aim is to use crypto-technology to turn our regional citizens into global citizens, giving them the ability to send or receive money directly via their phones, in seconds, from all corners of the globe.”

In February of 2016, Bitt launched a digitized Barbadian Dollar on the bitcoin blockchain, backed by the Central Bank of Barbados. The company intends to digitize all of the fiat currencies found in the Caribbean and place them on the blockchain so they can be easily traded among the islands, bringing modern solutions to a region historically limited by inefficient exchange and settlement systems.

About, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products at low prices, including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, and jewelry. is dedicated to selling artisan-crafted products from around the world whereas Main Street Revolution supports small-scale entrepreneurs in the U.S. by providing them a national customer base. Overstock has additional community-focused initiatives such as a Farmers Market and pet adoptions. Forbes ranked Overstock in its list of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014. Overstock sells internationally under the name  Overstock ( and regularly posts information about the company and other related matters under Investor Relations on its website.

O,,,, Club O, Main Street Revolution, Worldstock Fair Trade, Worldstock, and OVillage are registered trademarks., Club O Dollars, and OGlobal are trademarks of, Inc. The, Club O, and Worldstock Fair Trade logos are also registered trademarks of, Inc. Other service marks, trademarks and trade names which may be referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include all statements other than statements of historical fact.  Additional information regarding factors that could materially affect results and the accuracy of the forward-looking statements contained herein may be found in the Company’s Form 10-K for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, which was filed with the SEC on March 8, 2016, and any subsequent filings with the SEC.

Media Contact:
Judd Bagley,, Inc.
+1 (801) 947-5352

Investor Contact:
Mark Harden,, Inc.
+1 (801) 947-5409


Tesco to pay its British dairy farmers 28.69 ppl for their fresh milk

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today confirmed that for three months from 1st May, it will pay its British dairy farmers 28.69 ppl for their fresh milk, through the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG).

The TSDG, which was set up in 2007 to address the uncertainty faced by British dairy farmers caused by volatility in the markets, has continued to be integral to how the retailer has created sustainable and fair partnerships with producers, growers and farmers across British Agriculture.

The largest of its kind in the retail industry, the group comprises of around 600 farmers, who supply Tesco directly with own-brand fresh and filtered milk products and share Tesco’s aim to deliver the best possible quality milk for customers.

Since its establishment, the pricing mechanism of the groups has ensured that Tesco continues to pay a price for the milk that is buys, that reflects at least the cost of production for dairy farmers. The guaranteed price, which will be reviewed every quarter to ensure that it correctly corresponds with the current market conditions for producers, helps farmers to budget, invest and plan for the future. Calculated by the independent consultancy-Promar – the price paid by Tesco reflects the average cost of production of all members of the sustainable dairy group.

The price, which is always agreed in collaboration with farmers from the group, is completely independent from the retail price for milk.  Customers can be assured that every pint of own-brand milk they buy from Tesco supports a TSDG farmer, helping to deliver a sustainable future for the British dairy industry.

Tesco Commercial Director for Fresh Food Matt Simister said:

‘The TSDG continues to be the cornerstone of the way we partner with British Agriculture. For almost a decade we have worked with our dairy farmers to provide the best possible quality British milk, produces to the highest standards for our customers, whilst ensuring farmers receive a fair price.

‘We know that our customers want us to support dairy farmers during this period of economic uncertainty. And through our direct partnerships with producers, customers can been assured that every pint of own-brand milk they buy from Tesco, offers valuable security for a TSDG farmer’

TSDG Farmer and Committee Chairman James Stephen said: 

‘I have been farming for many years and have seen first-hand how volatile the industry has and continues to be.

‘The Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group  provides  confidence to plan for the future, so we can focus on the things that matter most to customers- delivering high quality British milk, with high animal welfare and farm standards.’

The new price covers all Tesco own-brand fresh & filtered milk (1, 2, 4, 6 pint and 1 and 2 litre – excluding organic milk); single, double & extra thick double cream (150, 300, 600 ml) products and mature & extra mature cheddar.

Notes to editors

  • The new price is following an independent cost tracker review by agriculture research consultancy Promar. Tesco pays a price for milk that reflects the cost of production, calculated from costs submitted to Promar.
  • The new price, which is 1.39ppl lower than the previous 6 months’ price, takes into consideration a reduction in the cost of feed and rising milk volumes and will be reviewed every three months

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701
We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

Macy’s to open Bloomingdale’s Outlet store at The Outlets at Orange, in Orange, CA

CINCINNATI, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced it will open a new Bloomingdale’s Outlet store in November 2016 in The Outlets at Orange, in Orange, CA – a prime location near Disneyland and other attractions for residents and visitors.

The 24,000-square-foot location will be the 17th Bloomingdale’s Outlet store and offer a range of off-price apparel and accessories, including women’s ready-to-wear, men’s, children’s, women’s shoes, fashion accessories, jewelry, handbags and intimate apparel – all delivering a compelling combination of fashion, quality and value.

“Southern California is an important market for Bloomingdale’s, and we believe this outlet store will attract new shoppers while broadening our offering to existing Bloomingdale’s customers,” said Tony Spring, chairman and chief executive officer of Bloomingdale’s. “The Outlets at Orange is an attractive and growing center with excellent traffic. It provides a great context for the great value, savings, and style delivered at Bloomingdale’s Outlets.”

The Bloomingdale’s Outlet concept was first introduced in 2010 and has grown to include stores in California, Florida,Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

Macy’s, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2015 sales of $27.079 billion. The company operates about 870 stores in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guamand Puerto Rico under the names of Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Outlet, Macy’s Backstage and Bluemercury, as well as the, and websites. Bloomingdale’s inDubai is operated by Al Tayer Group LLC under a license agreement.

All statements in this press release that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Macy’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this release because of a variety of factors, including conditions to, or changes in the timing of, proposed transactions, prevailing interest rates and non-recurring charges, competitive pressures from specialty stores, general merchandise stores, off-price and discount stores, manufacturers’ outlets, the Internet, mail-order catalogs and television shopping and general consumer spending levels, including the impact of the availability and level of consumer debt, the effect of weather and other factors identified in documents filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

(NOTE: Additional information on Macy’s, Inc., including past news releases, is available at

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

Macy’s, Inc.
Media – Jim Sluzewski, 513-579-7764
Investor – Matt Stautberg, 513-579-7780

H&M’s Shop Online now available in new seven markets

We are proud to announce that we successfully welcomed our Croatian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovenian, Luxembourgers and Irish customers to a new and extended online experience on March 31st.

Stockholm, Sweden, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M’s Shop Online will offer the same collections online as in-store, giving customers access to a wide range of clothing and accessories including ladies, men’s, teens and a full children’s line. There will also be exclusive “online-only” items available all year-round.

The Shop Online launch will also include H&M Home. H&M Home brings fashion and fun to interiors with a seasonal selection of products for every room in your home.

Besides great fashion collections for the entire family, H&M Home will let our customers access the trendiest decorative items for their home with a very good quality and always for the very good H&M prices. Online shopping at completes the H&M experience.

Only press enquiries
Phone: +46 8 796 53 00

All other enquiries
H&M switchboard +46 8 796 55 00

Head of Communications
Kristina Stenvinkel
+46 8 796 39 08

Head of Media Relations
Camilla Emilsson Falk
+46 8 796 39 95


H&M’s Shop Online now available in new seven markets

H&M’s Shop Online now available in new seven markets

Futurist Michio Kaku and Girls Who Code Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani among the keynote speakers at the Retail’s Digital Summit

WASHINGTON, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — A groundbreaking physicist and the founder of an organization that encourages young women to pursue careers in technology will be among the keynote speakers as more than 5,000 retail, e-commerce and multichannel executives gather in Dallas this September when hosts Retail’s Digital Summit.

Futurist Michio Kaku, a City College of New York professor of Theoretical Physics and New York Times best-selling author, will be interviewed by comedian and WTF podcast host Marc Maron on September 27, the second day of the three-day conference. The two will examine advancements in science and the impact on the daily lives of consumers and businesses during a session titled “The Future of Tech and Commerce with Marc Maron and Dr. Michio Kaku” at 8:15 a.m. at the Hutchinson Convention Center.

Girls Who Code Founder and CEO Reshma Saujani will speak at 11:10 a.m. on September 27 in a session titled “Girls Who Code Creates a New Model for Computer Science Education.” She will discuss her organization’s mission to expose girls to computer science at a young age and how the retail industry can tap into that resource pool.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome such provocative and forward thinking thought leaders,” Executive Director Vicki Cantrell said. “The digital community is known for infusing innovative ideas and opportunities into retail, and these experts will give the audience new ways to impact their business and ultimately enhance the customer experience.”

Complimentary registration is available to editorial staff members of the press, as well as accredited retail analysts and bloggers. To register, contact Ana Serafin Smith at, a division of the National Retail Federation, is the world’s leading community for digital retail, offering thought leadership through original research and gold standard events. The community is made up of exclusive networking groups and committees that lead the global conversation surrounding innovative e-commerce trends and digital retail.

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation.


Ana Serafin Smith
(202) 626-8189
(855) NRF-Press

Save-On-Foods store in East Maple Ridge now carries B.C. VQA wine to its shelves

Maple Ridge, B.C., 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Save-On-Foods store in East Maple Ridge is the latest grocery store in the province to add B.C. VQA wine to its shelves. In total, the company now sells wine-in-aisle in 7 locations: Maple Ridge, Langley, Tsawwassen, Surrey (2) and Kelowna (2).

The stores carry over 900 hundred varieties of wine that is 100 per cent BC-made.

Save-On-Foods has partnered with more than 150 wineries across the province to put their B.C. VQA wine on shelves since the province changed its liquor license policy to allow for British Columbian wine to be sold in some grocery stores year ago.

Darrell Jones, Save-On-Foods president – “We are so proud to support the fantastic winemakers of this province and give more people the opportunity to try and enjoy them. Giving our customers the convenient option of picking up a high-quality bottle of wine that is 100 per cent British Columbian at the same time as they shop for their meal ingredients is a win-win.”

John Yap, Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Policy Reform – ” A year ago today, the Province made the necessary changes to allow liquor sales in grocery stores. We have received tremendous positive feedback in the early stages of the wine-on-shelves model, and our government remains focused on increasing convenience and choice for British Columbians, while supporting our burgeoning wine industry.”


About Save-On-Foods
Save-On-Foods is committed to Going the Extra Mile for customers in every community served, every day. Known for its unique approach in customizing each store to best suit the needs of the neighbourhood and sourcing local products wherever possible, the company has been innovating and putting customers first for over 100 years.

For more information, contact: Media Relations 604 888 2079, extension 2200


L Brands to webcast 2016 March Sales report on Thursday, April 7

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — In conjunction with L Brands’ sales release, you are invited to listen to a pre-recorded broadcast of the March Sales report. The broadcast will be available on the Internet on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 a.m. ET.

What: L Brands March Sales Report
When: 7:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 7, 2016
How: Simply log on to the Web at the address above or dial 1-866-639-7583.
There is no security passcode.

To access the broadcast, click on the March Sales webcast link on the homepage.  The call will also be archived on

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 theUnited 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,, and

Tammy Roberts Myers
Vice President, Communications
614-415-7072 tel.

Amie Preston
Chief Investor Relations Officer
614-415-6704 tel.

Registration now open for The Meijer LPGA 5k Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s®

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The Meijer LPGA 5k Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s® will once again bring the community together by featuring fun yet competitive challenges for the community, families, individuals and members of the media while benefiting the Meijer Simply Give program.

The race will be powered by Gazelle Sports, and will start at 8 a.m. June 18 at Rockford High School. Each participant will receive a Meijer LPGA 5k Run & Walk shirt, a complimentary breakfast provided by Kellogg’s®, and two daily tickets to the golf tournament, valid for any one day admission Tuesday through Sunday.

“The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give offers something for everyone,” Meijer Co-Chairman Doug Meijer said. “The race is a great way to engage the entire Grand Rapids community while ultimately increasing awareness around hunger in the communities where our customers and team members work and live. Whether you are walking, running, or competing with a team, everyone can join us in this race against hunger.”

Additionally, the Meijer healthy living advisors and experts have teamed up with Gazelle Sports to build training programs for participants to use in preparation for the run.

Community 5k Run & Walk

The cost to participate is $15 per person, ages 17 and under, and $25 per person, ages 18 and older. Strollers are welcome at the event.

The top three runners in each age group will receive $500, $250, and $100 in Meijer gift cards, respectively.

Community Challenges

The cost to participate is $150 per team. The top five finishers in each team will be scored.

  • Community: Local corporations, community organizations, families and schools throughout Grand Rapids are encouraged to put together a team of five to 10 runners.
  • Media: Meijer will donate the entry fees for up to five teams of members of the media. Each team must include five to 10 runners.

Winners of the team challenges will receive a $1,000 donation to the Meijer Simply Give program in their team’s name.

Similar to last year, proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities – will benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries throughout the Midwest. The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give has donated more than $1.3 million to local food pantries through the Simply Give program.

For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give or to register for the Meijer LPGA 5k Run and Walk, please visit

About Meijer Simply Give:
Meijer is a family-owned retailer based in Grand Rapids, Mich. with a fundamental philosophy aimed at strengthening the communities it serves. Meijer operates 223 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin, and proudly donates more than 6 percent of its net profit each year to charities throughout the Midwest. With hunger as a corporate philanthropic focus, Meijer partners with hundreds of food banks and pantries through its Simply Give and food rescue programs. Meijer also supports education, disaster relief, and health and wellness initiatives. For additional information on Meijer philanthropy, please visit Follow Meijer on Twitter and or become a fan at

About Blythefield Country Club:
Located just north of Grand Rapids, Blythefield has been providing families the best golf and social experience in West Michigan since 1928. With the Rogue River flowing through, Blythefield boasts one of the most beautiful championship layouts in Michigan. Previously, Blythefield has hosted the 1953 Western Amateur, the 1961 Western Open, won by Arnold Palmer, and the 2005 Western Junior won by Rickie Fowler. Beginning in 2014 Blythefield is honored to host the Meijer LPGA Classic. Learn more about Blythefield Country Club at

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association):
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via:, and

About Octagon Global Events:
Octagon Global Events is a division of Octagon, the world’s largest sports and entertainment representation and marketing agency. Octagon Global Events focuses on premium event/property management, providing strategic corporate solutions. The division currently manages two Champions Tour events, two LPGA Tour events and the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. For more information, visit

Lesley Baker, Tournament Director, Octagon,, 616-426-6225 or Christina Fecher, Public Relations Manager, Meijer,, 616-735-7968


Registration now open for The Meijer LPGA 5k Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s®

Registration now open for The Meijer LPGA 5k Run & Walk presented by Kellogg’s®

PetSmart, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Humane Society, Arizona Animal Welfare League and HALO Animal Rescue to launch dog adoption program at Chase Field

PetSmart-Sponsored Dog-Friendly Facilities at D-backs’ Ballpark to Include Dog Adoptions at 13 Home Games with Arizona Humane Society, Arizona Animal Welfare League and HALO

PHOENIX, 2016-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — In partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks, PetSmart and three Phoenix-based animal welfare organizations – Arizona Humane Society, Arizona Animal Welfare League and HALO Animal Rescue – are helping make Chase Field the first Major League Baseball stadium in the U.S. to offer a season-long dog adoption program.

As part of the PetSmart-D-backs’ Dog Days of Summer program launching April 10 at Chase Field, adoptable dogs will be available at 13 Sunday home games in The Adopt Spot by PetSmart facility. This new adoption center is part of the innovative dog-friendly amenities at the ballpark that also include the PetSmart Patio and PetSmart Park where dog-loving fans can enjoy America’s favorite pastime with their best friend or expand their families through adoption.

For each of the 13 games, The Adopt Spot by PetSmart adoption center will be staffed by one of three local animal welfare organizations beginning with the Arizona Humane Society on April 10.

“When we were concepting the dog-friendly facilities at Chase Field with our D-backs partners, we knew that adoptions just had to be part of this first-ever program,” said Eran Cohen, Chief Customer Experience Officer, PetSmart. “We are pleased to launch The Adopt Spot by PetSmart at Chase Field and to announce our local adoption partners in this unprecedented program. Together we can drive awareness around the importance of adoption during these dog-friendly home game events and help find lots of dogs their forever homes.”

Upon adoption, dogs can be immediately taken home from Chase Field by their new pet parents. Free D-backs-branded leashes will be available, as well as the PetSmart Adoption Kit, which provides guidance and tips on transitioning a new pet into the home and offers free one-time services for training, veterinarian and Doggie Day Camp for socialization. The kit also includes a coupon for a free bag of dog food and additional discount offers on everything a new pet parent needs including beds, bowls, collars and leashes ($400 total value).
The adoption partners will also each receive a grant from PetSmart Charities to assist with adoption preparations and event expenses.

“We are thrilled to partner with PetSmart on this exciting new opportunity,” said Bretta Nelson, spokesperson for the Arizona Humane Society, the first to run The Adopt Spot by PetSmart at Chase Field on April 10. “Adoptions can happen anywhere – at a shelter, a store, a community event and now a ballpark! We are grateful for this unique opportunity to raise awareness and help save more dogs’ lives through adoption.”

PetSmart Patio and PetSmart Park

Last month, PetSmart and the D-backs announced their new partnership for the PetSmart Patio, PetSmart Park and The Adopt Spot by PetSmart, making Chase Field the first season-long dog-friendly ballpark in the U.S. Beginning April 10, at the first home game when the D-backs take on the Chicago Cubs, pet parents will be able to enjoy Sunday homes games with their best friends on the PetSmart Patio, offering exclusive seating above left-center field, where concessions include dog-friendly ice cream with kibble topping and free items like a baseball mitt-shaped dog bed where dogs can curl up, a water bowl and other dog goodies courtesy of PetSmart. Directly behind thePetSmart Patio will be the PetSmart Park – an outdoor and indoor (air conditioned) dog park so even in the heat of the summer dogs can run around and play. The outdoor park will feature a baseball diamond and a grassy outfield – perfect for dogs to explore, play ball with other dogs or find their perfect “spot” to go to the bathroom.

Each year, about 7 million pets enter shelters across North America and some 3 million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized. To help end pet homelessness and save lives, PetSmart joins PetSmart Charities, PetSmart Charities of Canada and nearly 3,000 local animal welfare organizations across North America on a range of powerful adoption events in PetSmart stores – and now also at The Adopt Spot by PetSmart at Chase Field. Four times each year, PetSmart also highlights the adoption program through National Adoption Weekends where more than 20,000 pets find lifelong, loving homes in a single weekend. Last year, through all the combined adoption efforts at PetSmart stores, two pets were adopted every minute a store was open and about 1,400 pets’ lives were saved every day. PetSmart’s next National Adoption Weekend is May 13-15, including the May 15 Dog Days of Summer home game, where the Arizona Humane Society will be adopting out dogs at The Adopt Spot by PetSmart at Chase Field.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the D-backs’ Dog Days of Summer visit or call 602.462.4600.

About PetSmart

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This mission impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates, and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, operate approximately 1,433 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including and – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities™ and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 450,000 homeless pets each year. In addition, PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart Gives Back™. By giving back to the communities where we live and work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich people’s lives—we live it.

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