Foodstuffs hosted successful Annual Trade Expo at ASB Showgrounds

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds was filled with the glorious aromas and mouth-watering sights of the annual Foodstuffs New Zealand Trade Expo. From Wednesday 6 – Thursday 7 April, ASB Showgrounds was home to hundreds of supermarket suppliers showing everything from the latest supermarket equipment through to delicious deli delicacies.

The Foodstuffs Expo at ASB Showgrounds is an impressive event in every metric.  As many as 1,500 supermarket owners, grocery managers and category department staff meet at the event with 290 suppliers over the two days – taking the numbers attending the event to more than 4,100 attendees.

The Gala Dinner on Wednesday night at Sky City Convention Centre caters for 750 attendees and is a great industry networking event where the supplier’s displays throughout Expo are celebrated through the Awards.

This year’s Gala Dinner was hosted by Te Radar who self describes himself as “an award winning satirist, documentary maker, writer, stage and screen director, failed gardener, and amateur historian.” Radar is well known for his TVNZ series, Global Radar, Radar Across the Pacific, Radar’s Patch, Off the Radar, Hidden In The Numbers and Homegrown and his unique style of combining documentary making with comedy has proven to resonate with Kiwis.

“Foodstuffs Expo really is the Field Days of food, but without the tractors,” says Radar. “The event is a wonderful opportunity to meet the guys and gals that muster the stock, grow the spuds and bake the cookies. In the middle of a massive supermarket nfood enterprise Expo basically takes the you right back to meet the individual behind the product. Fantastic.”

Entertainment at the Gala Dinner this year was from Wilson Dixon. Jesse Griffin is a comedian who created the country music alter ego Wilson Dixon. Dixon hails from Colorado and is best known for his songs about life on the range, his unique take on life is one that resonates across the globe and tickled the fancy of the FMCG audience at the Gala Dinner.

The Foodstuffs Supplier Awards were another highlight of the evening with Market Gardens winning the Best Produce Display and taking out the top prize of Overall Best Foodstuffs Expo 2014 Display. Other winners included Bauer Media, Farmlands Foods and United Fisheries.

Foodstuffs New Zealand’s, Head of External Relations, Antoinette Laird was thrilled with the showing from suppliers and response from attendees.  “It was great to bring the show back to Auckland this year, and the ASB Showgrounds is a great venue for an event of this scale. Expo 2016 was a huge success , the facilities were great and feedback from exhibitors and attendees was overwhelmingly positive,” says Laird.

“This year we have teamed up with Kiwi Harvest, an Auckland-based food rescue charity responsible for distributing the equivalent of 20,000 meals each month to those in need across the community. All left over edible food products will be donated to Kiwi Harvest who will distribute the goods to some of the 45 Auckland charities they support,” says Laird.

Any products leftover that are not food-related will be donated to Auckland Women’s Refuge, another great charity that provides invaluable support to women and children.

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Notes to editors

Foodstuffs Expo 2016 Award winners were:

  • Best Produce Display – Market Gardens
  • Best Seafood Display – United Fisheries
  • Best Deli Display – Food International
  • Best Meat Display – Farmlands Foods
  • Best Bakery Display – NZ Bakels
  • Best Floral and Garden Display – Fresh Direct
  • Best General Grocery Display – Caffe L’affare
  • Best General Merchandise Display – Bauer Media
  • Best Health and Beauty Display – Schwarzkopf
  • Best Liquor Display – Yealands
  • Best Plant and Equipment Display – Wedderburn
  • Overall Best Foodstuffs Expo 2014 Display – Market Gardens

New World Milford to re-open on Tuesday 3 May

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The scaffolding is being packed away and the finishing touches are being completed on New World Milford, as the eagerly anticipated replacement supermarket gets ready to re-open on Tuesday 3 May at 8.15am.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring back New World to Milford” says Tony Catton, Foodstuffs North Island Acting General Manager, Property Development.  “After the old store was demolished in March 2015, we have had incredible support and interest from the local community for when the new supermarket would be completed.  Milford New World opened in 1964 and was the first New World branded store in Auckland; so after 50 years we thought it was time to update the store to provide our loyal customers with an exciting new supermarket full of natural light and lovely wide aisles in which to do their shopping.”

New World Milford will employ 90 staff and has a total gross floor area of 2,340sqm providing 40 percent more retail space than the old store, meaning plenty of space to accommodate a fantastic fresh food offer.

Sarah Aston, owner-operator of New World Milford is especially looking forward to re-opening the new supermarket.

“I can’t wait to open the doors and welcome our customers back. This is a heritage supermarket that is going to look completely different and new. It will be a fantastic store, with an even greater array of fresh food, an exciting new look deli, a mouth-watering bakery and a top-end butchery.  Having New World Milford on the Shore again means much more choice, great prices and the qualified, friendly, personal service that our customers expect and deserve,” says Aston.

The supermarket, located at 141 Kitchener Rd, Milford, will be officially opened on Tuesday 3 May 2016 at 8.15am by the Hon Maggie Barry, MP for North Shore.  Members of the public are welcome to attend the opening and be amongst the first people to see all the exciting changes at New World Milford.

ENDS

For media queries contact:

Antoinette Laird
Head of External Relations
Ph: 09 621 0980

New World announces the results of the 2016 Beer & Cider Awards

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The debates have raged, the discussions have been passionate and some tough decisions have been made and finally, New World is delighted to announce the results of the 2016 Beer & Cider Awards.

The Best in Class winners are:

  • Pale Ale – Epic Pale Ale
  • IPA –Epic Armageddon IPA
  • European-style Ale  – Sparks Brewing Prospector Farmhouse Ale
  • British-style Ale – Emerson’s Bookbinder
  • American-style Ale – Garage Project Los Lobos
  • Lager – Steinlager Pure
  • Pilsner– Tuatara Bohemian Pilsner
  • Wheat & Other Grain Beer – Moa Southern Alps White IPA
  • Stout, Porter & Black Beer – Eagle Brewing Coalface Stout
  • Experimental, Aged, Fruit & Flavoured Beer – Kereru Imperial Nibs
  • Lower Alcohol & Session Beer – Peroni Leggera
  • Apple & Pear Cider – The Hills Cider Company Pear Cider
  • Fruit & Flavoured Cider – Good George Brewing Doris

Each of the 458 different beers and ciders from 83 brewers across 13 categories were blind judged in a marathon two-day process by a 15-strong independent panel of beer and cider experts.  Each entry was judged and assessed on its merits using a collaborative approach to evaluate qualities such as technical excellence, balance and, most-importantly, drinkability.   Overall 40 Gold Medals were awarded, with 13 taking home the overall “Best in Class” award.

Chair of the independent judges, beer writer and author Michael Donaldson, said the quality of entries overall was outstanding and there is no doubt New Zealand breweries were producing world-class brews.

“The range of award winners is testament to the strength of the industry.

“Best in Class winners include beers that have set a benchmark in quality for nearly a decade such as Epic Pale Ale, Tuatara Bohemian Pilsner or Emerson’s Bookbinder, as well as newcomers like Sparks Brewing Prospector Farmhouse Ale or Eagle Brewing Coalface Stout.

“It shows the quality we’ve come to expect from established breweries has not diminished, while the fact relative newcomers are able to reach award-winning standards in such a short time is a reflection of the growing maturity of the industry.”

Donaldson said the awards offered something for everyone – from traditionalists who might prefer Steinlager Pure to hop-heads who would love Garage Project’s Los Lobos, to dessert-lovers who might opt to experiment with Kereru’s decadent Imperial Nibs.

“The awards help take people out of their traditional comfort zone and give consumers the confidence to try new styles and brands.

“We often find a drink we like and stick with it, but there is so much to explore in this burgeoning industry and the list of award-winners is a great place to start – it’s a treasure trove of exciting and innovative beer and cider.

“Most importantly, no matter what their preference or personal taste, New World customers can purchase a Gold Medal winner and know they are going to sample something special.”

In order to be eligible to enter the New World Beer & Cider Awards the only criteria were that the beer or cider is available in cans or bottles, and brewers can deliver sufficient stock to meet customer demands.

Steve Anderson, Managing Director, Foodstuffs New Zealand says, “Our beer industry is one of the best in the world and New World is proud to support it.  Customers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their choice of drink and are highly responsive to new innovations in brewing.

“We are delighted to be able to give our shoppers access to such fantastic award-winning brews, but we know from previous experience there is always a huge demand for winning beers and ciders, so customers will need to get in store quick.”

Best in Class and Gold Medal winners are available in New World stores nationwide from Monday 11th April.

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New World Beer & Cider Awards 2016 Judges:

  • Michael Donaldson, beer writer and author (Chair)
  • Joseph Wood, Liberty Brewing Co
  • Kelly Ryan, Fork Brewing
  • Mike Neilson, Panhead
  • Stephen Plowman, Hallertau
  • Tracy Banner, Sprig & Fern
  • Colin Mallon, The Malthouse
  • Shane Morley, Steam Brewing
  • Geoff Griggs, Beer writer, NHC chief judge

 

  • Matt Warner, ParrotDog
  • Kieran Haslett-Moore , North End Brewery
  • Alice Galletly, beer writer, Brothers Beer
  • Amy Paisley, sensory analyst, hop expert

 

Cider & Perry Judges:

  • Sam Williamson, Sawmill Brewing
  • Justin Oliver,  Free Range Wines
  • Gabe Cook, The Ciderologist

 

For more information please contact:

Sandy Trigg
Network Communication
sandy.trigg@networkcommunication.co.nz
021 231 9406 / 09 306 5811

Barnes & Noble partners with Bahwan CyberTek for cloud management and development support for NOOK software

New York, NY, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) (“Barnes & Noble” or the “Company”), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Bahwan CyberTek (“BCT”), a global software products and services company, in which BCT will take over certain NOOK technology services, including cloud management and development support for NOOK software. The Company also reiterated its commitment to the NOOK business and said it will continue to provide an exceptional NOOK reading experience without customer interruption.

Barnes & Noble said that as a result of the agreement with BCT, it plans to close both its Santa Clara, California and Taiwan offices. The business will be transitioned and the offices will be closed by July 2016.

“Over the last two years, the Company has done a significant amount of work to improve NOOK’s overall performance,” said Fred Argir, Chief Digital Officer at Barnes & Noble. “While we have been able to reduce costs, we still have a lot more work to do to rationalize the business. We believe that by outsourcing certain technology functions of our NOOK business we will further improve NOOK’s performance.”

This transition is expected to result in annualized cash savings of approximately $13 million, which includes approximately $8 million of expense reductions and approximately $5 million of capital expenditure reductions. In the first quarter of fiscal 2017, the company expects to record severance charges and transition related costs of approximately $6 million.

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, BN.com (www.bn.com). 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 (www.nook.com), 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 www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

For more information on Barnes & Noble, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, and like us on Facebook. For more information on NOOK, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

About Bahwan CyberTek
Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) was established in 1999 by Ms. Hind Bahwan, Director of Multi-billion dollar Suhail Bahwan Group, and Mr. S. Durgaprasad, Co-Founder, Director and CEO of Bahwan CyberTek Group.

BCT is a global provider of innovative software products and services and is one of the first 50 companies worldwide to be assessed at CMMi Level-5 Ver 1.3. Today, BCT is a USD 230+ Million organization with over 550+ customers including fortune 500 companies and 2200+ business and technology professionals. BCT has delivered solutions in twenty countries across North America, Middle East, Far East, Africa and Asia.

BCT’s associates have extensive industry knowledge and expertise in leading technologies and form a dynamic organization focused on technology innovation. Their technical skills and knowledge, combined with the immense opportunities to foster innovation, pave the way for excellence in IP creation and service delivery.

BCT core areas of expertise include predictive analytics, Oil & Gas Logistics, Track & Trace, Smart Government, Payments, SMAC and IoT. Through its IP brand Cuecent, BCT provides a suite of products such as RETINA, CueTrans, IVMS and PULSE, that combines Cuecent Platform and emerging technologies to provide both horizontal and vertical capabilities for verticals such as Oil & Gas, Power, Banking, Government, Logistics and Manufacturing.

BCT also offers comprehensive services through its partnerships with Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and IBM. BCT also offers services in the Education, Risk and Compliance Management, Application Development and Maintenance, Infrastructure Management and independent Testing areas. For more information, visit http://www.bahwancybertek.com/usa.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) and information relating to Barnes & Noble that are based on the beliefs of the management of Barnes & Noble as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the management of Barnes & Noble. When used in this communication, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “forecasts,” “projections,” and similar expressions, as they relate to Barnes & Noble or the management of Barnes & Noble, identify forward-looking statements.

Such statements reflect the current views of Barnes & Noble with respect to future events, the outcome of which is subject to certain risks, including, among others, risks associated with the timing and implementation of the transition to BCT, higher-than-anticipated costs, including with respect to the transition, occupancy expenses and severance and termination related costs, risks associated with the Santa Clara and Taiwan office closings, the risk that financial and operational forecasts and projections are not achieved, and other factors, including those factors discussed in detail in Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in Barnes & Noble’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 2, 2015, and in Barnes & Noble’s other filings made hereafter from time to time with the SEC.

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results or outcomes may vary materially from those described as anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended or planned. Subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to Barnes & Noble or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements in this paragraph. Barnes & Noble undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise after the date of this communication.

CONTACTS:
Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Andy Milevoj
Vice President
Investor Relations
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3489
amilevoj@bn.com

NCR Corporation partners with Atlanta Falcons and Georgia Tech to make improvements to the Salvation Army Bellwood Boys & Girls Club

100+ employees, athletes and students to garden and engage with the children

DULUTH, Ga., 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, is excited to partner with hometown customer, Atlanta Falcons, and future neighbor, Georgia Tech, to bring curb appeal and make improvements to the Salvation Army Bellwood Boys & Girls Club near Mercedes-Benz Stadium, future home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United.

Atlanta Falcons players Ricardo Allen and Paul Worrilow, Freddie the Falcon, cheerleaders and staff will work with more than 100 NCR employees and Georgia Tech students on Friday, April 8, 2016 to beautify a garden and paint inside. Additionally, the volunteers will host a football clinic and play games with the children. Nutritionists from the nearby Atlanta Community Food Bank will host a nutrition class, instructing the children how to make healthy snacks.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to partner with NCR and the Falcons in this beautification project of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta – Bellwood Club,” says Leisa Smith, executive director, Salvation Army, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta. “The time and dedication given means a lot to the community and even more to the children.”

“Giving back to the communities where we live and work has always been in our DNA,” added NCR Executive Sponsor Marija Zivanovic-Smith, vice president, corporate marketing & public affairs, and chief of staff, office of the chairman and CEO. “Our entire team takes pride in NCR’s rich 132-year history of community service and iNCRedible employee culture. That’s why we’re so excited to partner with Bellwood Boys & Girls Club alongside Georgia Tech to make a lasting impact on Atlanta’s Westside.”

About Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta currently has three unit operations, is a member of the Salvation Army Metro Atlanta, and is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the United Way of Metro Atlanta. The purpose of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to provide youth development services and to promote the health, physical, social, educational, vocational and character development of boys and girls. 

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.

Web site: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

 News Media Contacts

Cameron Smith
NCR Public Relations
678-808-5313
cameron.smith@ncr.com

 

Austrian supermarket chain SPAR to roll out cashless NCR SelfServTM 90 self-checkouts in its other high frequency locations

Austrian supermarket chain SPAR reduces queues in its Digital Leadership Stores on the university campus in Vienna and Graz with cashless NCR SelfServTM 90 self-checkouts

AUGSBURG, GERMANY, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that SPAR, the largest private employer in Austria, is working with NCR to develop innovative store concepts. In its most recent project, SPAR is using the cashless NCR SelfServ 90 self-checkouts and NCR FastLane software in three locations in Vienna and Graz to help reduce wait times. The self-checkouts accept all standard credit and debit cards, as well as SPAR’s own payment card, and were used for 50 percent of all checkouts in the store on the campus of the Vienna University of Economics in March 2016. Due to the high acceptance and following thorough evaluation as well as a testing phase, SPAR is considering rolling out the technology to its other high frequency locations.

The assortment of the SPAR supermarket on the campus of the university provides a wide range of snacks and convenience food offerings to cater to the needs and preferences of students. After lectures, long queues at the checkouts were a common sight. In cooperation with students of the Retail and Marketing program, SPAR developed new store concepts and turned its store on the university campus into an innovation lab in which new technologies can be deployed. In order to help reduce queues, SPAR introduced the small footprint NCR SelfServ 90 self-checkouts.

“A modern retailer requires innovation,” explained Hans K. Reisch, member of the SPAR management board. “Our own digital innovation forum works with external partners to create unique technology solutions that benefit our customers and employees. The cashless self-checkouts are a prime example of a beneficial innovation. Right from the beginning, we achieved usage rates of 50 percent in our SPAR market at the University in Vienna.”

“Students who use the self-checkouts, complete their shopping in just a few minutes and can return to their next lecture,” added Alois Huber, managing director of SPAR in east Austria. “We aim to create a fast and convenient shopping experience for our customers. Due to the high acceptance of the cashless self-checkouts, we are considering a roll-out to other stores in central, high frequency locations.”

SPAR was the first supermarket chain in Austria to introduce self-checkouts. Today up to 45 percent of its customers use the NCR self-checkouts for their daily shopping in 23 locations. Now SPAR is the first retailer to test the cashless NCR checkouts in three different stores in Vienna and Graz. SPAR benefits from a higher customer throughput while customers save time. If customers are using the contactless card payment option, the checkout process can take as little as five seconds.

“In high frequency stores, long lines are frustrating for customers. If they have to rush to their next lecture or their train, they often abandon their basket and leave the store,” said Stefan Clemens, Area Sales Leader for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at NCR Retail. “Cashless self-checkouts are cost effective, small-footprint options to combat revenue loss. The popularity of our solutions at SPAR proves that customers who are pressed for time embrace card-only payments for a grab-and-go experience.” 

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

Web site: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

News Media Contacts

Ortrud Wenzel
NCR Public Relations
+49 821 405 8191
ortrud.wenzel@ncr.com

Tim Henschel
NCR Public Relations
770.299.5100
tim.henschel@ncr.com

NCR Corporation launches its flexible POS solution StorePro in Europe, Middle East and Africa

With StorePro, NCR offers a highly flexible POS solution for independent retailers in the food and drug industry through channel partners

DULUTH, Ga., 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today the launch of NCR StorePro in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). StorePro, NCR’s newest point-of-sale (POS) solution, is aimed specifically at the independent retailer with less than 250 stores and will integrate seamlessly with NCR Retail ONE, enabling retailers to transition to an omni-commerce strategy at their own pace while protecting existing investments. Furthermore, StorePro is the first retail POS software solution that is aimed exclusively for distribution through channel partners in Europe.

According to a recent survey by EHI, the scientific institute for the German retail industry, 47 percent of retailers in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) are planning POS software decisions in the next two years. These are mainly driven by growing omni-channel needs that call for more flexible POS solutions. NCR addresses this need with its NCR StorePro, a highly flexible solution that can be configured quickly and easily to the specific needs of a retailer and their individual stores thanks to thousands of parameters, reducing implementation time and costs. The connectivity with NCR Retail ONE supports multiple NCR and third-party applications and opens up an omni-commerce experience not typically available to this market.

NCR Retail ONE is an innovative commerce hub that unites an open ecosystem of retail applications and data with an omni-channel software platform to help provide frictionless shopping experiences for consumers. NCR Retail ONE allows retailers to mix and match innovative applications from NCR, its partners and third parties. With this new strategy, NCR is also opening up its distribution channels. NCR StorePro is the first retail POS software that will be available to retailers only through channel partners in EMEA, as NCR is expanding its network of software channel partners throughout the region.

“The launch of NCR StorePro in EMEA is proof of our continued investment and commitment to the small and medium retailer and to our partners that serve this growing segment,” said Wolfgang Jonasson, vice president EMEA at NCR Retail Solutions. “Because StorePro is purpose-built for those store chains in grocery and convenience with an average of 100-250 stores, we are able to offer a solution that delivers the robustness they want with the scalability they need to better compete in today’s market. We are actively looking for new channel partners that want to grow with us in this market segment.”

NCR StorePro is a proven solution that has been installed in 25,000 sites around the world. It is a robust and highly functional solution that leverages the latest retail technologies and comes with a refreshed user interface that speeds up training time. Daily backups and automated data synchronization ensure quick recovery, while a line independent architecture ensures full capability even while offline to the server. The use of industry standards such as Windows and SQL make it a powerful solution that requires minimal internal IT support while keeping the store up and running 100 percent of the time.

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

Web site: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

News Media Contacts

Ortrud Wenzel
NCR Corporation
+49 821 405 8191
ortrud.wenzel@ncr.com

Tim Henschel
NCR Corporation
770.299.5100
tim.henschel@ncr.com

Dunkin’ Donuts announces special promotion for people who enroll in its DD Perks® Rewards program in April

  • New DD Perks members receive a free beverage and 125 points upon enrollment, plus 125 points on their second and third store visits when they pay with their enrolled DD card
  • Dunkin’ Donuts also unveils new version of its popular Dunkin’ Mobile App for payment and gifting

CANTON, MA, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts announced today a special new promotion that provides extra points towards free beverages for people who enroll in the brand’s DD Perks® Rewards program in April. Beginning April 14 and continuing through April 21, guests who join DD Perks using the special code “STARS” can rapidly reap rewards worthy of a star, earning an automatic 125 points towards a free any-size beverage, plus an additional 125 points during their second and third visits when purchases are made using an enrolled Dunkin’ Donuts card. All store visits much be completed by May 31, 2016 in order to receive the offer.

As DD Perks members receive a free beverage upon enrollment and each time they accrue 200 points, with this special offer new DD Perks members are well on their way to enjoying a total of three free Dunkin’ beverages.

With the DD Perks Rewards program, guests earn five points for every dollar they spend on qualifying purchases at Dunkin’ Donuts when they pay using an enrolled Dunkin’ Donuts Card, either plastic or via the Dunkin’ Mobile App. Once a member accrues 200 points, he or she receives a coupon for a free any-size beverage of their choice, redeemable at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. DD Perks members also receive a coupon for a free, any-size beverage upon enrollment and on their birthday. Additionally, throughout the year DD Perks members receive exclusive, personalized, special offers to earn bonus points for specific food and beverage purchases.

According to Sherrill Kaplan, Vice President, Digital Marketing & Innovation at Dunkin’ Donuts, “Our guests are the cornerstone of our brand, and we are committed to continuing to exceed their expectations. Our DD Perks Rewards program, recognized as one of the most robust and fastest-growing programs of its kind in our industry, honors our extremely loyal fan base by making it seamless and affordable to earn free beverages quickly. With 4.3 million DD Perks members, we look forward to welcoming new guests and rewarding them with even more points to keep them running on Dunkin’.”

Dunkin’ Donuts today also officially unveiled an exciting new version of its popular mobile app for quick, easy and secure payment, DD Perks offers and rewards, and gifting of Dunkin’ Donuts cards. Featuring a new touch-friendly design and layout with enhanced imagery to showcase the brand’s broad menu, the “New Dunkin’ Donuts” mobile app for iOS devices is available today from the App Store on iPhone or iPod touch or at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/new-dunkin-donuts/id1056813463?mt=8, and will be available for Android devices from the Google Play Store beginning April 12. The Dunkin’ Mobile App has been downloaded more than 16 million times since its launch in 2012.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts), Instagram (www.instagram.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

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About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 10 years running. The company has more than 11,700 restaurants in 43 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Heather McIntyre
Phone: 781-737-5200
Email: heather.mcintyre@dunkinbrands.com

Baskin-Robbins celebrates the launch of its new Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches and Sundaes with Instagram and Twitter sweepstakes

Fans will have the chance to win weekly prizes of Baskin-Robbins gift cards and a grand prize of three JetBlue roundtrip travel certificates

CANTON, Mass., 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, today announced the kick-off of an Instagram and Twitter sweepstakes to celebrate the launch of its new Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches and Sundaes, which are now available at participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide. This special sweepstakes will give Baskin-Robbins fans the chance to win sweet prizes, including a grand prize of three JetBlue roundtrip travel certificates to anywhere the airline flies, including warm weather destinations. Terms and conditions and blackout dates apply.

Beginning today and continuing through May 31, fans are invited to follow @baskinrobbins on Instagram and Twitter and post a selfie with two or more friends using the special hashtags #Sandwiching and #BRSweepstakes for the chance to win weekly prizes including Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches for a year*, $31 Baskin-Robbins gift cards and Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich t-shirts. In addition, one grand prize winner will win three JetBlue roundtrip travel certificates so they can enjoy a trip with two of their closest friends or family members. No purchase necessary, must be 18+ and a legal resident of the U.S. to enter and restrictions apply. For official rules and additional information related to the Baskin-Robbins’ #Sandwiching Sweepstakes, visit http://bit.ly/1SfoRrm.

To help kick-off the sweepstakes, the Baskin-Robbins team recently hit the streets to encourage people to get together with individuals they otherwise would not have met and take selfies together. To help facilitate the photos, Baskin-Robbins handed out its new Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, which bring together warm cookies and cool ice cream, for people to enjoy while they got to better know their neighbors. To view a video capturing this experience, visit http://bit.ly/1Vbo5SL.

Baskin-Robbins recently announced a new addition to its dessert menu with new Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches and Sundaes. Available at participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide, these delicious and customizable desserts can be personalized with a guest’s choice of warm cookies, their favorite ice cream flavor and topping. The chewy, warmed to order cookie options include Dark Chocolate Chunk, Double Fudge, Peanut Butter Chocolate and White Chunk Macadamia Nut Cookies. Guests can mix and match their choice of more than one type of cookie in their Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich or Sundae for the ultimate flavor experience.

For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of ice cream flavors and frozen desserts, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaskinRobbins), Twitter (www.twitter.com/BaskinRobbins) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/BaskinRobbins).

*Fulfilled as $181 in Baskin-Robbins gift cards.

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 www.BaskinRobbins.com.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Justin Drake
Phone: 781-737-5200
Email: press@dunkinbrands.com

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Baskin-Robbins celebrates the launch of its new Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches and Sundaes with Instagram and Twitter sweepstakes

Baskin-Robbins celebrates the launch of its new Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches and Sundaes with Instagram and Twitter sweepstakes

H&M features London based artist M.I.A. on its 2016 World Recycle Week campaign video

Stockholm, Sweden, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The London based artist M.I.A. is the front figure of H&M’S initiative World Recycle Week, and is featured in a video inspiring customers to recycle their old or unwanted clothes. With her personal style, interest for sustainability and passion for the environment, M.I.A. personifies the conscious consumer with a social awareness.

During the campaign period, April 18-24, H&M aims to collect 1,000 tonnes of unwanted or worn out garments from customers worldwide in its more than 3,600 stores. The initiative is part of H&M’s goal to close the loop in fashion, recycling unwanted garments to create recycled textile fibers for new products. The H&M Garment Collecting initiative was initiated already 2013.

To raise awareness M.I.A. wrote the song ‘Rewear it’ exclusively for H&M and the World Recycle Week campaign. H&M has worked closely with choreographer Aaron Sillis to interpret M.I.A.’s music and lyrics into dance moves for the campaign’s video.

The result of this collaboration is a video featuring M.I.A. together with an eclectic cast of interesting influencers and inspirational people from all over the world. They range from music artists, dance artists, comedians and people with a passion for environmental and social sustainability issues, all with a strong personal style and attitude. In this video they all come together in a dance to highlight the importance of garment collecting and recycling.

This is one of the most extensive environmental projects that H&M has undertaken and the full campaign video will be featured at hm.com April 11, 2016.

Join H&M and M.I.A. in a global fashion movement for the planet!

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H&M features London based artist M.I.A. on its 2016 World Recycle Week campaign video

H&M features London based artist M.I.A. on its 2016 World Recycle Week campaign video

Loro Piana’s Cashmere Life Salon features Sheila Hicks’ textile sculptures at the MiArt international Modern and Contemporary Art exhibition in Milan

PARIS, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Loro Piana is spotlighting its collaboration with renowned American artist Sheila Hicks at the MiArt international Modern and Contemporary Art exhibition in Milan. Her textile sculptures are featured as part of Loro Piana’sCashmere Life Salon at the show.

Loro Piana has long had a close affinity with the values of the art world, leading to a series of memorable collaborations, including works created by artist Pae White in 2015. This year the Italian house, which draws inspiration from nature and the finest raw materials, has invited Sheila Hicks to be part of its creative process. The American artist is known for her artworks crafted with yarns and fabrics.

Sheila Hicks has reinterpreted Loro Piana’s artisanal savoir-faire, creating multi-dimensional sculptures in bright, vibrant colors, made from rare flax yarns supplied by the House. Her installations are being displayed at MiArt from April 7-10, as well as in the windows of the Loro Piana store on Via Montenapoleone in Milan until April 17th.

SOURCE: LVMH

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Loro Piana’s Cashmere Life Salon features Sheila Hicks' textile sculptures at the MiArt international Modern and Contemporary Art exhibition in Milan

© Lisa Camus

MIGROS: URSULA NOLD UND ANDREA BROGGINI MIT GROSSER MEHRHEIT IN IHREN ÄMTERN BESTÄTIGT

Zürich, Switzerland, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die Delegierten des Migros-Genossenschafts-Bundes (MGB) haben Ursula Nold als Präsidentin der Delegiertenversammlung, Andrea Broggini als Präsidenten der Verwaltung MGB und die externen Mitglieder der Verwaltung bestätigt. Die Amtsperiode dauert vom 1. Juli 2016 bis 30. Juni 2020.

Die 110 Delegierten der zehn regionalen Migros-Genossenschaften haben an ihrer Versammlung vom Samstag, 9. April 2016, ihre Präsidentin einstimmig für die dritte Amtsperiode wiedergewählt. Ursula Nold (47), Dozentin an der Pädagogischen Hochschule Bern, steht dem Gremium seit acht Jahren vor.

Ebenfalls mit grosser Mehrheit in ihren Ämtern bestätigt wurden Andrea Broggini (59) als Präsident der Verwaltung MGB sowie die übrigen externen Mitglieder der Verwaltung MGB. Der Tessiner Rechtsanwalt Andrea Broggini ist seit 2004 Mitglied der Verwaltung MGB und führt diese seit vier Jahren.

Die Verwaltung MGB setzt sich somit per 1. Juli 2016 aus folgenden externen Mitgliedern zusammen: Andrea Broggini (Präsident), Doris Aebi, Roger Baillod, Dominique Biedermann, Jean-René Germanier, Paola Ghillani, Thomas Rudolph, Ursula Schoepfer, Heinz Winzeler und Hans A. Wüthrich. Einen Sitz in der Verwaltung MGB haben zudem Migros-Chef Herbert Bolliger als Vertreter der Generaldirektion MGB, die zehn Geschäftsleiter der regionalen Genossenschaften sowie die beiden Vertreter der Mitarbeitenden Patrick Avanthay und neu Andrea Hilber.

Die Delegiertenversammlung hat auch den Jahresbericht und die Jahresrechnung 2015 des MGB und die Verwendung des Bilanzgewinns genehmigt sowie den Auftrag an ihre Arbeitsgruppe „Hilfsfonds“ aktualisiert. Der Hilfsfonds wird neu unter dem Namen „Migros Unterstützungs-Fonds“ geführt.

Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund

Monica Glisenti
Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund
Leiterin Corporate Communications
TEL 044 277 28 44
E-MAIL monica.glisenti@mgb.ch

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Andrea Broggini und Ursula Nold

Andrea Broggini und Ursula Nold

Colruyt Group contributes to public health by improving the nutritional value of its house brands

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — For years, Colruyt Group has been improving the nutritional value of its house brands. Our in-house nutritionists check the nutritional value of each product and improve it wherever possible. In this, they focus on decreasing the amount of salt, added sugar, and saturated fats. Colruyt Group has raised its game in 2014, and 23 product categories have currently been checked. By striving for more balanced food, the group wants positively contribute to public health. The group therefore trusts that the initiative will be recognised by the federal government’s National Food and Health plan.

Health and well-being
The connection between our food and our health has been amply proven. Colruyt Group places a lot of importance on sustainability and is therefore working towards more balanced food in the interest of public health and the well-being of its customers. As the first Belgian retailer to structurally take on this responsibility, the group launched a programme in 2014 to improve the nutritional value of its house brands Everyday, Boni Selection, and Boni Bio, all while maintaining the same flavour. Director Stefan Goethaert, responsible for product sustainability at Colruyt Group, adds: “We’ve always been attentive to the quality and composition of our own brands, and this project was accelerated in 2014. Today, on World Health Day, we’d like to give an update on this.”

Less salt and sugar and fewer saturated fats
“Our nutritionists will screen all our food products”, Stefan Goethaert explains. “Wherever necessary and possible, we will systematically improve the nutritional values, for instance by decreasing the amount of sugar and salt or by adding fibres.  We also decrease fat content or replace the saturated fats with better types of fat that are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. And we will increase the amount of vegetables in our ready-made meals.”

Twenty-three categories in two years
Colruyt Group has access to an in-house crew of nutritionists who support the people responsible for quality. Since the programme started, they have screened 23 product categories. Approximately 250 products went through an improvement track, in close collaboration with the manufacturers. Right now, there are approximately one hundred improved products available in stores, including great results such as Boni Selection’s Provençal sauce which contains 94% less fat, EveryDay strawberry drink yoghurt (6.5% less sugar) and Boni Selection Rolled Fillet with Onion sauce (47% less salt).  The operation will be continued with the rest of the product range and the nutritional value of all future products will of course be thoroughly reviewed.

And then there is the taste
However, the improvements have their boundaries, as salt, sugar, and fat are often not just additives but structural ingredients. In pastry, for example, you cannot decrease the amount of sugar below a certain level without endangering the product’s consistency. Salt, sugar, and fat also serve as preservatives, in for example cold meats and jams. And the fewer preservatives, the shorter the shelf life a product has. Then there are the legal duties, for instance for mayonnaise, the composition of which has been determined by law. And, regardless of these limitations, the customer also has to be able to enjoy the products whose recipe has been changed. That is why the new recipes are systematically subjected to blind taste and satisfaction tests.

Health tax as a stimulant to food improvement
In the context of the National Food and Health Plan, the government is setting up several measures to decrease the amounts of sugar and fats in our food. This mainly concerns fiscal intervention, such as the sugar tax on soft drinks, implemented in 2015. “We suggest that the government uses the health tax to stimulate the food manufacturers to improve the nutritional value of their products”, says Frans Colruyt, chief operating officer at Colruyt Group. “The manufacturers could commit to an improvement plan in agreement with the government. If they meet their predetermined targets, they could potentially enjoy a tax reduction. That way, the health tax would truly contribute to the improvement of our food.”

More information at: www.simplysustainable.com

Contact
Hanne Poppe
press@colruytgroup.com
+32 (0)2 363 55 45
+32 (0)473 92 45 10

McDonald’s Corporation announces the retirement of its Chairman of the Board Andrew J. McKenna

OAK BROOK, IL, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Andrew J. McKenna, Chairman of the Board of McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD), today announced that he has advised the Board that he has decided not to stand for re-election as a member of the Board at the Company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting to be held on May 26. Mr. McKenna has served as a Director for 25 years, and as Chairman for the past 12 years. The Board of Directors announced that it has named Mr. McKenna as Chairman Emeritus following his retirement and will elect a new independent Chairman following the election of Directors by shareholders at the Annual Meeting.

“Andy’s leadership helped guide McDonald’s through some noteworthy highs and some challenging times,” said Miles White, Chairman of the Governance Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors. “We thank Andy for his unwavering commitment and appreciate his willingness to continue sharing his insights with us.”

“Andy’s business integrity is an example for all of us to follow and we are deeply indebted for his tireless dedication and counsel,” said Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s President and CEO.

“It has been a privilege and honor to be part of McDonald’s growth and expansion throughout the years,” said Mr. McKenna. “I am confident that the Board will continue to deliver on our progress to enhance long-term shareholder value.”

About McDonald’s
McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with over 36,000 locations in over 100 countries. More than 80% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Media:
Becca Hary
630-623-7293
Becca.hary@us.mcd.com

Investors:
Chris Stent
630-623-3801
Chris.stent@us.mcd.com

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Andrew J. McKenna

Andrew J. McKenna

Georgeson Inc. to act as information agent in Overstock’s upcoming public offering of digital securities

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Georgeson Inc. to act as information agent in Overstock’s upcoming public offering of digital securities, which is believed to be the first public offering of securities to be recorded to a distributed blockchain ledger. Georgeson is the world’s foremost provider of shareholder intelligence, communications and proxy services.

Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne made the announcement during a keynote address at Money 20/20 Europe, after outlining the benefits of securities settlement on a distributed ledger. Overstock’s FinTech subsidiary, t0, is at the leading edge in utilizing blockchain technology in capital markets, and securities issued in Overstock’s offering will trade on t0’s alternative trading platform.

“Another piece of the puzzle has fallen into place in our effort to revolutionize the financial world,” said Byrne. “With Georgeson involved in this first-ever public offering of blockchain securities, participating shareholders will be able to utilize the excellent information agent services provided by Georgeson in the context of rights and public securities offerings.”

Paul Conn, president of the Global Capital Markets Group at Georgeson’s parent company Computershare Limited said, “We’re delighted to be working with Overstock.com and with t0 on this groundbreaking transaction.”

Overstock.com made financial history in June of 2015 as the first public company to issue a private security using blockchain technology. In December of 2015, the SEC declared parent company Overstock.com’s S-3 filing effective, giving Overstock.com the ability to issue digital shares in a public offering on a distributed ledger, such as the platform developed by t0.

The securities described above will be offered by Overstock pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3, as amended, previously filed with and declared effective by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the SEC.  This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About t0.com
t0 (pronounced tee-zero) is a majority owned subsidiary of Overstock.com, focusing on the development and commercialization of financial technology (FinTech) based on cryptographically-secured, decentralized ledgers – more commonly known as blockchain technologies. Since its inception in October of 2014, t0.com has pioneered the effort to bring greater efficiency and transparency to capital markets through the integration of blockchain technology. More information is available at t0.com.

About Overstock.com
Overstock.com, 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. Worldstock.com 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 O.co.  Overstock (http://www.overstock.com and http://www.o.co) regularly posts information about the company and other related matters under Investor Relations on its website.

O, Overstock.com, O.com, O.co, Club O, Main Street Revolution, Worldstock Fair Trade, Worldstock, and OVillage are registered trademarks. O.biz, Club O Dollars, and OGlobal are trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc. The Overstock.com, Club O, and Worldstock Fair Trade logos are also registered trademarks of Overstock.com, 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, Overstock.com, Inc.
+1 (801) 947-5352
pr@overstock.com

Investor Contact:
Mark Harden, Overstock.com, Inc.
+1 (801) 947-5409
mharden@overstock.com

Overstock.com, Inc.

Schnucks: Pictsweet recalls Pictsweet Seasoning Blend and Pictsweet Steamable Spring Vegetables due to possible Listeria contamination

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pictsweet has issued a recall on select items because one its ingredient suppliers, Oregon Potato Company DBA Freeze Pack, has recalled IQF onions processed at their facility because the products may be contaminate with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can sometimes cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infections can cause miscarriage and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Schnucks customers are urged to check for:

Pictsweet Seasoning Blend
12oz
UPC: 7056096902
Best by date: 4/2/2018

 

Pictsweet Steamable Spring Vegetables
10oz
UPC: 7056097826
Best by date: 3/19/2018

Customers may return any unused portion for a full refund. Those with questions may contact the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

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Media Contact: Paul Simion
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com

Weis Markets announces its new shelf tag program, Nutri-Facts™

Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets, Inc., today announced its new shelf tag program, Nutri-Facts™. As part of this program, customers will see brightly-colored icons on pricing tags to help them easily identify the foods that meet their unique health and lifestyle needs.

“Weis Markets is committed to helping our customers live well. We can accomplish this goal by providing tools and resources on healthy eating and simplifying the process of finding nutritious foods in our stores,” said Beth Stark, Manager of Lifestyle Initiatives for Weis Markets. “Our Nutri-Facts program is designed to provide a snapshot of food products so that at a glance, a customer can determine if its nutrition or lifestyle profile fits their individual needs and the needs of their family.”

Using U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines, the Weis Dietitians developed 13 Nutri-Facts™ icons that include popular dietary and health identifiers that are in demand by customers, including organic, gluten free, whole grain, carb conscious, heart healthy, vegan, no added sugar, low sodium, vegan and more. Customers will have to look no further than the product pricing tag on the shelf to see what health and lifestyle attributes are associated the products.

The Weis Dietitian team also recently launched its Fresh for You and Superfoods programs. Fresh for You foods are hand-selected by the dietitian team based on nutritional profiles and will be flagged with a sign that provides helpful information on ways to incorporate the food into recipes and meal ideas.  The Superfoods program highlights nutrient-rich foods that naturally contain significant amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Customers will see signs for colorful superfoods signs throughout the store that offer tips for use.

Since 2003, Weis Markets has employed dietitians to provide resources to customers to help them lead a healthy lifestyle. The current team consists of four registered dietitians, two of which are based in Weis stores, that are readily available to answer customers’ food, nutrition and wellness questions.

For more information about Weis Markets or its health, wellness and nutrition programs, please visit WeisMarkets.com/healthyliving or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.

Nutri-Facts

Weis Markets, Inc.

1000 South Second Street
PO Box 471
Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801
1-866-999-9347

Tommy Hilfiger unveils cover art of Tommy Hilfiger’s upcoming memoir, American Dreamer

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is pleased to reveal the cover art of Tommy Hilfiger’s upcoming memoir, American Dreamer. Publishing November 1, 2016, the memoir chronicles personal stories from Hilfiger’s early childhood and formative years, to the setbacks, triumphs, and sheer determination that drove him to build a multi-billion dollar global brand. The cover artwork was shot by renowned photographer Richard Phibbs at theTommy Hilfiger brand’s Fifth Avenue Flagship store in New York City.

American Dreamer is a reflection on my experiences in the fashion industry from the last 30-plus years,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “It has been incredible to look back on the moments that have defined both my career and my personal life – from my childhood and origins in the fashion world to my enduring passion for pop culture and Americana. It’s an inspiring reminder of all the milestones we’ve surpassed, from our very first billboard in Times Square to bridging the gap between fashion and music. Writing this memoir has truly reaffirmed the incredible journey I’ve had in building a global lifestyle brand.”

American Dreamer is written by Tommy Hilfiger in collaboration with Peter Knobler. It will be published by Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade-book publisher, whose parent company is Bertelsmann AG of Random House.

SOURCE: Tommy Hilfiger Licensing, LLC.

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Tommy Hilfiger unveils cover art of Tommy Hilfiger’s upcoming memoir, American Dreamer

Tommy Hilfiger unveils cover art of Tommy Hilfiger’s upcoming memoir, American Dreamer

Tesco customers can now use Sainsbury’s Brand Match in Tesco stores

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — From today (Monday 11 April) customers shopping in Tesco stores will be able to use Sainsbury’s Brand Match coupons to get money off their Tesco shopping.

Last week, Sainsbury’s announced that it would end the scheme and would no longer offer customers any guarantee around the price they charge.

Today’s announcement from Tesco means that customers will be able to use their Sainsbury’s Brand Match coupons at Tesco until June.

In October last year Tesco launched its own brand-matching scheme, called Brand Guarantee, that offers an immediate price match at tills without the need for paper coupons. Brand Guarantee ensures that customers will never pay more for their branded shop when they buy ten or more different products, compared with Asda, Morrisons or Sainsbury’s.

Matt Davies, Tesco UK and ROI CEO said:

“This is a little help for Sainsbury’s customers from us at Tesco.  It also provides the opportunity for Sainsbury’s customers to experience Tesco’s Brand Guarantee, which we launched in October, and has been universally welcomed by our customers.”

Tesco has also invested in bringing down the price of leading brands and has introduced simple, more affordable prices on many of the everyday, own label products customers rely on. The company also recently launched an exclusive range of seven new brands offering customers a wide variety of great quality fresh food and outstanding value, along with improvements in its core meat, fruit and vegetable lines.

Notes to editors:

  • Brand Match coupons will be accepted instore at Tesco Extra, Superstore and Metro stores.
  • Some product exclusions apply, including, general merchandise, fuel, lottery, tobacco or tobacco-related products, infant formula, café, pharmacy, gift cards, saving stamps, E-top-ups, stamps, opticians, travel money, Tesco Bank, Tesco Direct, Tesco Wine by the Case, Tesco Clothing (including F&F).
  • Limit of one Brand Match coupon per customer per transaction.
  • Tesco reserves the right to refuse Brand Match coupons if it suspects fraud, misuse or conduct contrary to the spirit of this offer.

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.

Source: Tesco PLC

Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more initiative to tackle food waste

LONDON, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Representatives from towns and communities across the UK gathered in Derby to pledge to cut their food waste as part of Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more initiative. The event brought over 35 towns together for the first time to spur on their shared objective to tackle food waste in their area while saving money.

  • UK communities rally together for the first time as part of Waste less, Save more
  • Over 35 towns from 22 counties pledge to reduce their food waste at Derby event as part of Sainsbury’s £10 million investment to cut food waste
  • Key speakers include leading waste experts from OLIO, Hubbub and FoodCycle to inspire hundreds to waste less food and save each household £350 a year

Covering 22 counties, attendees included representatives from Brighton and Cambridge through to Oldham and Durham. The event was part of Sainsbury’s five year Waste less, Save more plan to help households across the country significantly reduce their food waste. The passion from these communities scattered across the UK shows the united desire to cut food waste which on average costs each household £700 a year.

The event was the first step on our journey to empower towns up and down the country to reduce food waste, on the day they heard from some of the leading experts in waste, got their hands on the latest technology such as a ‘smarter’ bin and fridge and tasted products made from surplus food. The interactive displays gave attendees insight into the small changes that could be done at home.

Speaking at the event, Sainsbury’s Head of Sustainability, Paul Crewe was joined by leaders from the most creative businesses in the fight against food waste, including Clare Skelton from FoodCycle, a charity who source and prepare surplus food to feed those affected by food poverty; Michael Barsties from food-sharing app OLIO; and Trewin Restorick from Hubbub, a social enterprise focusing on sustainability.

Paul Crewe, Sainsbury’s Head of Sustainability, said: “This event is the first step in galvanising nationwide support to drastically cut down the amount of food we throw away.  I was impressed to hear what communities up and down the country are already doing and I hope these towns feel empowered to do a lot more.”

Jackie Young from Plymouth said: “Running a green campaign can often be very lonely, the challenge is huge and progress is often slow. This event was a heartening reminder that we aren’t alone in our quest to reduce food waste and that communities across the UK are determined to make real change. I’m looking forward to working with others in the South West to help our residents cut down on their waste for the betterment of their finances as well as the environment.”

Clare Skelton from FoodCycle spoke at the event and added: “We can all be guilty of throwing away good food, however it only takes a little bit of creativity to save it going in the bin.  For example, we are often using stale bread to make croutons to serve with soups and salads, or make it into bread and butter pudding. Fruit that is old or bruised is perfect to make a delicious smoothie or compote.”

Waste less, Save more started with Sainsbury’s nationwide search for one community to lead the charge on reducing household food waste.  Swadlincote in South Derbyshire beat off 188 other applications including today’s attendees to pioneer the project and receive £1 million investment over 12 months to trial some of the latest ideas and technology in reducing waste.

As a result of the trial, the retailer is aiming to cut household food waste by 50% within 12 months, which means a saving of £350 a year for every household in Swadlincote.

Since the initiative began in January, residents of Swadlincote have trialled fridge thermometers, leftovers label stickers, the food sharing app Olio, smarter kitchen appliances as well as an education programme for school children. £300,000 has just been awarded as part of the investment to fund local projects such as ‘food saver champions’, bin stickers and a ‘community fridge’ which will be the first in the UK. As part of Sainsbury’s five year plan the best ideas will be used as a blueprint for towns across the UK.

For all the latest news and food tips visit www.sainsburys.co.uk/waste and follow #WasteLessSaveMore

For corporate press enquiries please contact press_office@sainsburys.co.uk or call 020 7695 7295.

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Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more initiative to tackle food waste

Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more initiative to tackle food waste