The Co-op food store in Gobowen, Oswestry to receive £350,000 makeover

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op food store in Gobowen, Oswestry, closes on Monday, 18 April, to receive a near £350,000 makeover to enhance the shopping experience for the community.

The food store, located in The Cross, Gobowen, is to embark on a major investment which will see it have an enhanced in-store bakery and a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas and essentials.

A Co-op pop-up shop will arrive on site to serve the community with more than 100 lines of popular grocery products and essentials until the store re-opens on Friday, 29 April.

The new-look store will extend its opening hours to 6am-11pm and will create two new retail roles. The installation of a Costa coffee dispenser, new flooring and, new refrigeration – to enhance its range of dairy, meats and ready meals – will further improve the shopping experience and convenience for the community. People interested in finding out more about the positions available should have a passion for food, customer service and community-spirit and can pop in to the store to speak to its manager, John Jones.

In addition, the appointment of a Community Pioneer will underpin the Co-op’s commitment to playing its part and making a difference in the local community – a Community Pioneer is a member of the food store team who also spends time working with local schools, charities and voluntary organisations in order to support fundraising initiatives and make a difference to local life.

John Jones, Manager of The Co-op’s Gobowen store, said:

“The Co-op is investing to transform and grow its convenience business and, we are delighted to have the opportunity to make such a significant investment in our Gobowen store – it will have a fantastic new-look and it really is an exciting time for the whole team.”

Guests of honour at the store’s re-launch will be children from Gobowen Primary School – the school is the current focus of in-store fundraising in a bid to raise the money needed to kit the children out in a new football strip.

There will be offers and promotions in and around the store to mark its launch. Students in Oswestry – who hold a NUS extra card – also receive a 10% discount off their groceries in the store.

The Co-op last month (March) announced an investment to lower the price of over 200 of its own-branded British meat and poultry products. Its annualised investment in lowering prices will this year top £200M. By the end of the year, The Co-op will have reduced prices on more than 1,000 everyday essentials including pruning the price of over 100 lines of fresh fruit and vegetables.

The Co-op is the fastest growing non-discounter food store according to retail industry data released by Kantar Worldpanel in February – the community retailer has grown its Loved by us and Truly Irresistible own-label sales by 7%, with sales of fresh and chilled produce growing fastest.

Further information:
Andrew Torr
Co-op Press Office
M: 07702 505 551

The Co-op to open new food store in Lostock Gralam on 28 April

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op will launch its newest food store this month (Thursday, 28 April) following a £560,000 investment to create a new food store in Lostock Gralam.

Representatives from the Ronald McDonald House Charity will help the store team to cut the ribbon and declare the new store open for the community.

Launch day activities at the store – located in Cheshire Avenue – include free face painting for children between 3pm – 5pm and a chance to take a picture with a Minion character. There is free Fairtrade tea and coffee, food sampling and, in-store offers and prizes. There will also be a new Tesla sports car on display as the store “gears-up” for its first day.

A week of activities include a raffle to win a book of Co-op Saving Stamps (29 April), A chance to find out more about the benefits of Co-op Membership (30 April), A cake sale to raise money for The Co-op’s charity partner, the British Red Cross – which is working to tackle loneliness and social isolation in local communities (1 May). And free sampling of The Co-op’s breakfast range (2 May).

The Co-op is investing to transform and grow its convenience business and, was confirmed as the fastest growing non-discounter food store according to retail industry data released by Kantar Worldpanel in February.

New store manager, Jordan Toal, said:

“This is an exciting time for the whole team – we are looking forward to opening the Co-op’s newest food store and to welcoming the community into their new local Co-op.

“The store will look great and, as a community retailer and a co-operative, we are confident that it will become a real asset to the community and deliver a compelling and convenient shopping experience locally.”

The new store will have a focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas and essentials. While an in-store bakery, ATM, Costa coffee dispenser and car parking will further add to the shopping experience for customers.

The appointment of a Community Pioneer – Jacqueline Beasant – will underpin the Co-op’s commitment to playing its part and making a difference in the local community.

Jacqueline is a member of the food store team who will also work to foster involvement in community activities including local fundraising initiatives and working with charities, schools and voluntary organisations to make a difference in the community. Jacqueline and Jordan will also will also lead the store’s support for the British Red Cross, the Co-op’s new charity partnership which will help to tackle social isolation and loneliness in local communities.

The Co-op last month (March) announced an investment to lower the price of over 200 of its own-branded British meat and poultry products. Its annualised investment in lowering prices will this year top £200M. By the end of the year, The Co-op will have reduced prices on over 1,000 everyday essentials including pruning the price of over 100 lines of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Further information:
Andrew Torr
Co-op Press Office
M: 07702 505 551

eBay Enterprise Inc. sold its 24.9 percent stake in Intershop Communications AG

Jena, Germany, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Intershop Communications AG (ISIN: DE000A0EPUH1) has gained a new major shareholder. The longstanding shareholder eBay Enterprise Inc. (formerly GSI Commerce Solutions Inc.) has sold its stake in the amount of 24.9 percent in voting rights in Intershop Communications AG. The new owner of this stake is Shareholder Value Management AG based in Frankfurt. The eBay Group had acquired the Intershop shares in the course of the take-over of GSI Commerce Solutions Inc. in 2011. After the sale of eBay Enterprise Inc. as part of the strategic realignment of the Group to private equity investors, the Intershop-stake was held at disposal.

Dr. Jochen Wiechen, CEO of Intershop Communications AG: “The Shareholder Value Management AG, which already held a stake of 3% in Intershop until end of March, has accompanied us for a long time, thus knowing our business very well. We are pleased to have an experienced small cap investor joining us as major shareholder and will continue our strategic enhancement of Intershop based on an intense dialogue with our investors.”

Shareholder Value Management AG is a Frankfurt-based fund advisory company focusing on small cap stocks. Their funds invest in undervalued stocks mainly in the German speaking countries.

About Intershop
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Bosch, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Intershop Public Relations
Heide Rausch

Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

PREIT refinanced the mortgage loan secured by Woodland Mall

Company to recognize significant savings

PHILADELPHIA, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — PREIT (NYSE: PEI) has completed the refinancing of the mortgage loan secured by Woodland Mall and extended and modified the terms of the existing mortgage loan secured by Viewmont Mall.  The LIBOR-based loans total $187.0 million and carry a fixed weighted average interest rate of 3.16% after giving effect to interest rate swaps.  The new debt instruments will result in future annual interest expense savings of approximately $3.7 million.

Terms of the transactions follow:

Prior Loan Terms New Loan Terms
Amount  Amount  Term
Property (in
(in millions) Interest
(in years)
Woodland Mall $ 140.5 5.58% $ 130.0 3.02% 5
Viewmont Mall 48.0 3.72% 57.0 3.48% 5
$ 188.5 5.11% $ 187.0 3.16%


Of note, the revised terms for Viewmont Mall include the ability to borrow up to $12.5 million of additional funds upon the opening of new tenants opening in the existing Sears store where PREIT has executed a previously announced replacement lease with DICK’S Sporting Goods and Field & Stream.

“We are thrilled to continue to strengthen our balance sheet with this announced satisfaction of all debt maturities until June of 2017 at improved interest rates,” said Joseph F. Coradino, CEO of PREIT.  “Consistent with our balance sheet objectives, following these transactions we will recognize significant interest rate expense savings having reduced our average interest rate to 3.94% and extend the average time to maturity of our mortgage loans to 6.0 years.”

Woodland Mall, one of PREIT’s premier properties, is a high-quality dominant regional mall located in Grand Rapids, MI anchored by Macy’s, Sears, and JC Penney with sales per square foot of $537 and 99.6% occupancy as ofDecember 31, 2015.

Viewmont Mall is located in Scranton, PA, has recently undergone a thorough remerchandising and is currently anchored by Macy’s, JC Penney and Sears.  As of December 31, 2015 sales per square foot were $445 with occupancy of 99.3%.

PREIT (NYSE:PEI) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership and management of differentiated shopping malls.  Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company owns and operates approximately 27 million square feet of retail space in the eastern half of the United States with concentration in the Mid-Atlantic region’s top MSAs. Since 2012, the company has seen a transformation guided by an emphasis on balance sheet strength, high-quality merchandising and disciplined capital expenditures.  Information about the Company can be found at or on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans, strategies, anticipated events, trends and other matters that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about future events, achievements or results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances that might cause future events, achievements or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. In particular, our business might be materially and adversely affected by uncertainties affecting real estate businesses generally as well as the following, among other factors: our substantial debt, stated value of preferred shares and our high leverage ratio; constraining leverage, interest and tangible net worth covenants under our 2013 Revolving Facility, our 2014 Term Loans and Letter of Credit; potential losses on impairment of certain long-lived assets, such as real estate, or of intangible assets, such as goodwill, including such losses that we might be required to record in connection with any dispositions of assets; changes to our corporate management team and any resulting modifications to our business strategies; our ability to refinance our existing indebtedness when it matures, on favorable terms or at all; our ability to raise capital, including through the issuance of equity or equity-related securities if market conditions are favorable, through joint ventures or other partnerships, through sales of properties or interests in properties, or through other actions; our ability to identify and execute on suitable acquisition opportunities and to integrate acquired properties into our portfolio; our partnerships and joint ventures with third parties to acquire or develop properties; our short- and long-term liquidity position; current economic conditions and their effect on employment, consumer confidence and spending and the corresponding effects on tenant business performance, prospects, solvency and leasing decisions and on our cash flows, and the value and potential impairment of our properties;  general economic, financial and political conditions, including credit market conditions, changes in interest rates or unemployment; changes in the retail industry, including consolidation and store closings, particularly among anchor tenants; the effects of online shopping and other uses of technology on our retail tenants;  our ability to sell properties that we seek to dispose of or our ability to obtain estimated sale prices; our ability to maintain and increase property occupancy, sales and rental rates, in light of the relatively high number of leases that have expired or are expiring in the next two years; acts of violence at malls, including our properties, or at other similar spaces, and the potential effect on traffic and sales;  increases in operating costs that cannot be passed on to tenants; risks relating to development and redevelopment activities; concentration of our properties in the Mid-Atlantic region; changes in local market conditions, such as the supply of or demand for retail space, or other competitive factors; and potential dilution from any capital raising transactions.  Additional factors that might cause future events, achievements or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements include those discussed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in any subsequent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q in the section entitled “Item 1A. Risk Factors.” We do not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

Heather Crowell
SVP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
(215) 454-1241


RILA honored Profitect as first place winner of the 2016 Retail AP Innovation Awards

Emerging Technologies Honored At Retail Asset Protection Conference

Dallas , TX, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​​​​In a ceremony at the Retail Asset Protection Conference in Dallas, Texas yesterday, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) honored Profitect as first place winner of the 2016 Retail AP Innovation Awards. The Awards recognize the most visionary and influential solution providers and serve as a showcase for exciting new technologies in major areas of asset protection.

First Place went to Profitect, which presented a prescriptive analytics solution that provides descriptive insights with actionable outputs to retailers and asset protection professionals.

Second and third place were awarded to ClickIt Inc. and Prism Skylabs, respectively. The first, second, and third place winners were selected by a panel of top executives from a group 11 finalists, announced last week.

Profitect was also the recipient of Retailers’ Choice Award, which was voted on by conference attendees throughout the week.

“These winners were chosen by our team of expert judges because their innovative solutions exemplify our industry’s dedication to asset protection,” said Lisa LaBruno, RILA’s senior vice president of retail operations. “It was an honor to be able to recognize their developments before their peers in Dallas. Thank you to all of the participants and judges, and we look forward to seeing more cutting-edge technology next year.”

Winners of the 2016 Retail AP Innovation Awards are:

  • Profitect (First place)
  • ClickIt Inc. (Second place)
  • Prism Skylabs (Third place)
  • Profitect (Retailers Choice)

For more information, visit the awards homepage.

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers.


Caroline Stec
Coordinator, Communications
Phone: 703-600-2017

Delhaize Group to announce its 2016 first quarter results ended March 31, 2016 n Wednesday April 27, 2016

Brussels, Belgium, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group will announce its 2016 first quarter results (ended March 31, 2016) on Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. CET. The press release will be available on Delhaize Group’s website ( immediately after its publication.

Frans Muller, CEO, and Pierre Bouchut, CFO, will discuss the 2016 first quarter results during an investor conference call that will start at 09:00 a.m. CET on April 27, 2016. To participate in the conference call, please call +44 (0)20 3427 1908 (U.K.), +1 718 354 1157 (U.S.) or +32 2 404 0662 (Belgium), with “Delhaize” as password.

The conference call will also be broadcast live over the internet on April 27, 2016 at 09:00 a.m. CET at An audio replay of this webcast will be available at the same website starting at 12:00 p.m. CET on April 27, 2016.

» Delhaize Group

Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in seven countries on three continents. At the end of 2015, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3 512 stores. In 2015, Delhaize Group recorded €24.4 billion ($27.1 billion) in revenues and €366 million ($407 million) net profit (Group share). At the end of 2015, Delhaize Group employed approximately 154 000 people. Delhaize Group’s stock is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels (DELB) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEG).

» Contacts

Investor Relations: + 32 2 412 2151
Media Relations: + 32 2 412 8669

Delhaize Group announces its 2015 Annual and Sustainability Progress Reports

Brussels, Belgium, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group announces the publication of its 2015 Annual Report and its 2015 Sustainability Progress Report. The reports are available online at at

The Delhaize Group 2015 Annual Report highlights the Group’s accomplishments over the last year, with a focus on customer centricity. The report includes the following sections:

  • key financial figures and an interview with Mats Jansson, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Frans Muller, President and Chief Executive Officer;
  • an overview of the Group’s Strategic Framework;
  • a performance section that includes Delhaize Group’s global operations, as well as details on each operating company;
  • corporate governance, including remuneration;
  • financial statements and notes.

“Our Annual Report highlights our solid 2015 performance and underscores our continuous commitment to customers, ensuring that they remain at the center of everything we do,” said Frans Muller, President and Chief Executive Officer of Delhaize Group.

The 2015 Sustainability Progress Report shows progress toward “Supergood,” the Group’s ambition to be a sustainability leader in all its local markets by 2020. The report features program highlights and progress against targets for each of the Group’s operating companies towards our 10-year Supergood goal. Six case studies illustrate specific projects and accomplishments in all seven countries of operation.

“Our financial performance goes hand-in-hand with our sustainability targets,” Muller said. “Those efforts contribute directly to a more efficient company.”

The Group’s work around sustainable seafood is one of the various points of pride. “As of the end of 2015, 87 percent of our private brand seafood sales – fresh, frozen and canned – are coming from sustainable sources,” Muller said.

Among the sustainability achievements in 2015 across the organization were:

Independent recognition
• Inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices

Responsible products
• 87 percent of private brand seafood sales come from sustainable sources
• 40 percent increase in sales from organic products since 2014
• 100 percent palm oil used in private brand products is covered by an RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certification system

Waste reduction
• 60 percent of total waste recycled (diverted from landfills or incinerators)

Climate action
• 13 percent decrease in CO2 emissions per sales area since 2008
• 74 stores with low carbon refrigeration systems

Hunger relief
• 51 percent of stores and warehouses regularly donating unsold food to local charities

Health and wellbeing
• 37 percent of private brand products sold at Delhaize America earn at least one Guiding Star
• 141 wellbeing events for associates held across the Group

Diversity and inclusion
• 100 percent score earned by Delhaize America on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for fifth straight year

Marc Croonen, Delhaize Group’s Chief Human Resources Officer and EVP of Sustainability, says the 2015 report details significant progress. “We’re proud of what we have accomplished over the past five years on our journey to Supergood,” Croonen said. “Associates across the company, along with community partners on three continents, are collaborating to make our business more sustainable every step of the way.”

Read the full 2015 annual and sustainability reports online here:

Questions regarding the Group’s sustainability can be sent to

» Contacts

Investor Relations: + 32 2 412 2151
Media Relations: + 32 2 412 8669

Former president of the North Dakota Grocers Association Tom Woodmansee receives NGA Association Leadership Award

Arlington, VA, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tom Woodmansee, former president of the North Dakota Grocers Association was presented the National Grocers Association (NGA) Association Leadership Award for his dedication and commitment to the independent supermarket industry.

Until his recent retirement, Woodmansee led the North Dakota Grocers Association for 31 years. During his tenure with the association, Woodmansee has been a steadfast industry leader, steering many successful state and federal legislative efforts on a number of key industry issues, including the enactment of a law prohibiting banks from imposing redemption fees on supermarket food stamp deposits.

“In the over three decades that he has represented grocers in the state of North Dakota, Tom developed close relationships with the local and state officials as well as the state’s delegation of U.S. Representatives and Senators. We’re pleased to honor Tom with this award for his outstanding service to the independent supermarket industry,” said Peter J. Larkin, president and CEO of NGA.

NGA initiated this award over a decade ago to honor and recognize state association executives who work tirelessly in their states on behalf of the independent supermarket industry.

Past recipients of this special recognition include Brandon Scholz, President and CEO of the Wisconsin Grocers Association; Jan Gee, president and CEO of the Washington Food Industry Association; Kathy Siefken, executive director of the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association; Jim Olsen, president of the Food Industry Association Executives; Tom Jackson, former president/CEO of the Ohio Grocers Association; Dan Shaul, state director of the Missouri Grocers Association; Jim Rogers, retired president and CEO of the Food Industry Alliance of New York; Pat Hicks, retired executive director Kentucky Grocers Association; and Jerry Fleagle, former president and CEO Iowa Grocery Industry Association.

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SOURCE: National Grocers Association


Former president of the North Dakota Grocers Association Tom Woodmansee receives NGA Association Leadership Award

Former president of the North Dakota Grocers Association Tom Woodmansee receives NGA Association Leadership Award

Whole Foods Market Sedona commemorated its grand re-opening with in-store events and new offerings

Live music, Amazing Grass pop-up, a new antipasto bar, plus updated cheese, grocery and produce sections

SEDONA, Ariz., 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market Sedona celebrates the completion of its two-part remodel to the 31,000 square foot store located at 1420 West Hwy. 89A with in-store events and new offerings in its prepared foods, specialty, grocery and produce departments.

Today (April 20, 2016), Whole Foods Market Sedona will commemorate the grand re-opening with a cake cutting at 9 a.m. for customers and team members; the first 300 customers will receive free reusable canvas bags from customer service. In the seafood department, there will be a fish cutting on the floor featuring wild caught whole black cod and pacific rough eye rockfish. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., shoppers can enjoy live music on the Bar 1902 patio, street tacos, local beer and wine from THAT brewery and Caduceus.

The new antipasto bar offers 24 selections of olives, marinated artichokes and roasted garlic cloves, which all meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards. The expanded cheese section features a selection of more than 200 cheeses, from 38 different value cheeses to exclusive finds like Hervé Mons Camembert. In grocery, shoppers will find 146 bulk bins with an assortment of nuts, dried fruits and grains. In produce, shoppers will find a larger variety of every day fruits and vegetables, from lettuces to exotic fruits. This week, organic broccoli is on sale for $1.50 per pound.

With an updated seasonal menu, indoor and outdoor seating for more than 100 people and a wide selection of local beer and wine, Bar 1902 is open Monday – Saturday from 11 a.m.  – 8:30 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. The bar-restaurant offers daily happy hour from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. with small plates for $7 or less and draft beer and wine for $6 or less.

From green jalapeño miso glazed halibut and to expanded vegan options like vegan sushi and curried fries, the menu has something for everyone. All menu items meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards, including no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners, and no partially hydrogenated fats or oils.

“We’re thrilled to offer Sedona residents a new and improved store that now offers even more delicious and unique options to shoppers of all diets and lifestyles,” said  Anibal Monroy, store team leader, Whole Foods Market Sedona. “The completion of this remodel allows us to better meet the needs of our local community.”

From April 20-26, Amazing Grass will host a pop-up in the Whole Body section with 40 percent off on all Amazing Grass products. On Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. live music will be offered on the Bar 1902 patio, along with Indian street food, local beer from THAT Brewery, and local wine from Chateau Tumbleweed.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET SEDONA 1420 West Hwy. 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 IG: @wfmsedona | FB: @WFMNorthernAZ |TW: @WFMarizona #WFMSedona

Rite Aid announces Sharon Balser and Theresa Forres as winners of the 2015 Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest

Michigan Pharmacy Technician and Maryland Customer Each Win $2,500 Rite Aid Gift Card in Customer Service Contest

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid is proud to announce the two winners of the 2015 Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest. Sharon Balser, a Rite Aid pharmacy technician from Milford, Mich., and Theresa Forrest, a loyal Rite Aid customer from Gwynn Oak, Md., were both selected at random from more than 11,000 unique entries. The contest was designed to recognize Rite Aid pharmacy associates for their commitment to providing excellent customer service.

To enter, customers submitted mail-in nominations and online ballots during American Pharmacists Month in October. The names of one customer and one pharmacy team member were each randomly drawn to receive $2,500 in Rite Aid gift cards. All nominated Rite Aid pharmacy team members will be recognized with a Favorite Pharmacy Team Member lapel pin and a letter of commendation from CEO of Rite Aid Stores and President of Rite Aid Corporation Ken Martindale and Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Jocelyn Konrad.

“We are excited to celebrate the Rite Aid pharmacy teams who are continuing to provide caring moments of service to loyal customers across the country,” said Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy. “With more than 11,000 entries, it’s phenomenal to see the appreciation our customers have for their local pharmacy associates, and I’d like to thank each nominated team member for championing Rite Aid’s promise to deliver outstanding customer service – With us, it’s personal.”

Sharon Balser, Rite Aid’s winning Pharmacy Team Member, has been a pharmacy technician for nearly 30 years at the store in Milford, Mich. and was nominated six times this year. Balser is known for her kindness and her ability to consistently help customers while making them feel appreciated.

“With more than 30 years at Rite Aid, Sharon is the perfect example of what it means to provide excellent service with a personal touch,” said Rony Foumia, Rite Aid pharmacy district manager. “I’m thrilled that her hard work and dedication are being recognized as she is truly an exceptional pharmacy technician.”

Rite Aid’s winning customer is Theresa Forrest of Gwynn Oak, Md. She participated in the program by nominating a pharmacy technician at her local store in Baltimore.

Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2016 annual revenues of $30.7 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at



Media: Kristin Kellum 717-975-5713

Sobeys Inc. announces the appointment of Beth Newlands Campbell as President of its Atlantic/Ontario business unit

STELLARTON, NS, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys Inc. today announced the appointment of Beth Newlands Campbell as President of the company’s Atlantic/Ontario business unit.

An experienced grocery industry leader, Ms. Newlands Campbell has spent 30 years in progressively senior operations marketing, merchandising and strategic planning roles with Delhaize’s U.S. operations, including the Hannaford Supermarkets and Food Lion banners. Most recently, Ms. Newlands Campbell was President of Food Lion.

“Beth’s diverse experience and proven record in organizational growth and strategic planning will support all aspects of our business in Atlantic Canada and Ontario,” said Marc Poulin, President & CEO, Sobeys Inc. “Her passion for food, customer service and serving her community positions her well to continue advancing our mission to help Canadians Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better.”

Ms. Newlands Campbell will report to Mr. Poulin and serve as a member of the Sobeys Inc. Leadership Committee. Her appointment is effective immediately.

About Sobeys Inc.
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians for 108 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX:EMP.A), Sobeys owns or franchises approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as more than 350 retail fuel locations. Sobeys, its franchisees and affiliates employ more than 125,000 people. The company’s purpose is to help Canadians Eat Better, Feel Better and Do Better. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at

For more information, please contact: Andrew Walker Senior Vice President, Communications & Corporate Affairs Sobeys Inc. (905) 238-7124 ext. 6711

All Hy-Vee pharmacies can now fill pet-specific medications

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — All Hy-Vee pharmacies throughout the company’s eight-state region can now fill pet-specific medications. While Hy-Vee stores have been filling pet medications such as antibiotics and allergy medications for many years, this new service has been expanded to include flea and tick medications, heartworm, NSAIDs and hundreds of other pet medications at affordable prices.

According to the American Pet Products Association, approximately 65 percent of households in the United States own a pet. Hy-Vee’s expansion in the pet prescription area is another way the grocery chain is helping customers save time and money.

“This unique, value-added service is the latest way Hy-Vee is making life a little easier and more convenient for our customers,” said Kristin Williams, Hy-Vee’s senior vice president of pharmacy operations. “Now our customers can pick up their pet’s medications while picking up their own medications or groceries for the week.”

To participate, customers simply need to ask their veterinarian for a prescription for their pet and then bring it to Hy-Vee to be filled, similar to how a doctor prescribes medication for a person.

Customers are able to automatically fill their pets’ prescriptions through Hy-Vee’s Repeat Refill program. Additionally, delivery and drive-thru pharmacy service is available as well as mobile notifications where customers are able to track the status of their prescription with the Hy-Vee mobile app.


Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 240 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $9.3 billion annually. Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Supermarket News, the authoritative voice of the food industry, has honored the company with a Whole Health Enterprise Award for its leadership in providing services and programs that promote a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Hy-Vee, Inc.

Only Natural Pet’s carbon neutral PowerFood dog and cat food line available at PetSmart Stores

Natural Pinnacle Brand Founded on Sustainability; Leads Pet Food Industry with Carbon Neutral Products that Help Preserve the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil; Available at 135 PetSmart Stores

PHOENIX and BOULDER, Colo., 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Only Natural Pet today announced that its PowerFood dog and cat food line that has been manufactured and distributed in 2016 is 100 percent carbon neutral.

This distinction is made possible through a partnership with Carbon Credit Capital, a company that analyzes the energy consumed by the ingredient processing, manufacturing, packaging and distribution of products and offers carbon offset credits to be purchased by companies and brands. The funds from purchased credits are donated to global climate improvement projects to offset the resulting carbon emissions.

“The process of offsetting a product’s carbon emissions by investing in global sustainability projects is a more common approach in industries such as airline travel or shipping. But, it’s much newer to the consumer packaged goods industry – especially within the pet food industry,” said Marty Grosjean, founder and CEO of Only Natural Pet. “We’re thrilled to be a leading pet food brand that is applying these innovative practices to help improve our environment. And, by also partnering with PetSmart, we can make this sustainable, natural food line available to environmentally conscious pet parents across the U.S.”

Carbon Credit Capital allows brands, products and companies to fund various global projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere. As its global project of choice, Only Natural Pet chose ADPML Portel-Para REDD, a sustainability project located in the Pará region of Brazil. The initiative is helping to preserve the Amazon forest that is at risk of being deforested. The project expects to prevent more than 22 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere over the course of its lifetime.

Through the PowerFood Carbon Neutral program, in 2016 Only Natural Pet expects to donate more than $10,000 to this sustainability project, offsetting more than 800 metric tons of carbon emissions over the course of the year.

As a founding member of the Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition, Only Natural Pet is committed to sustainability and “green” business practices. The company utilizes wind power, carbon-neutral shipping and sustainable packaging, as well as pursues a zero-waste goal at all its facilities.

PetSmart is the exclusive national retailer for the Only Natural Pet pinnacle natural pet food brand and the product is available now in 135 stores across the nation. PetSmart expects to expand the brand later this year to more stores across the nation and additional products featuring new flavors for dogs and cats.

About Only Natural Pet
Only Natural Pet was founded in 2004 in Boulder, Colorado, with a commitment to finding the most effective and sustainable natural pet products for every facet of a pet’s life. Today, the company is a leading online retailer in the natural pet supplies market offering an e-commerce site, retail store, and catalog business with more than 3,900 products from leading manufacturers in the natural, organic, and eco-friendly pet supply market. Only Natural Pet produces more than 500 of its own highly popular Only Natural Pet branded products, including food, vitamins, supplements, and flea prevention and treatment.

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 1,444 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 stores. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents –,, 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 nearly 500,000 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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Harris Teeter donates $116,633 to the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks through its Million Meals Challenge campaign

Matthews, N.C., 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Today (April 19, 2016), Harris Teeter announces an $116,633 donation to the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks. In partnership with four in-state collegiate rivals, Harris Teeter hosted the Million Meals Challenge campaign to help fight the North Carolina hunger epidemic.

The Million Meals Challenge – a banner initiative in collaboration with Harris Teeter and the NC Association of Feeding America Food Banks – focused on generating yearlong support from Duke, NC State, UNC and Wake Forest students, fans, alumni and campus communities.  As part of this challenge, the company invited shoppers and associates to make a $1, $3 or $5 donation at checkout, collecting $116,633 in the fight against hunger.

The Company also hosted an in-store food drive at Harris Teeter stores immediately surrounding the participating universities, which collected over 1,700 pounds of food. The monetary and food donations collected by Harris Teeter, the four universities and the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks will provide over 647,000 meals to North Carolinians. Various on-campus events, as well as activities led by student groups, were held to accept food donations and contribute to the overall initiative throughout the year.
“We are proud to strengthen our commitment to the fight against hunger with this donation,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “We are grateful for the support of our  generous shoppers and valued associates during this campaign.”

About North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks
The North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks is a strategic alliance of the six food banks and one food recovery organization in North Carolina who also belong to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief charity. The North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt charitable nonprofit organization.

SOURCE: Harris Teeter, Inc.



Harris Teeter donates $116,633 to the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks through its Million Meals Challenge campaign

Harris Teeter donates $116,633 to the North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks through its Million Meals Challenge campaign

Sainsbury’s unveils the first ever Culinary Companionship Code to help Britons reduce food wastage

LONDON, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shoppers could save over £100 a year just by turning their hand to matchmaking…for fruit and veg. Finding the perfect pal for parsnips or a life partner for plums could mean the difference between throwing out fresh fruit and veg and extending its life, according to Sainsbury’s.

Certain fruit and veg produce gases during ripening that can reduce the shelf-life of neighbours in the fruit bowl or veggie drawer. This leads to them spoiling quicker and often ending up in the bin.

The average UK family household wastes £700 per year* in food that could be eaten, but ends up being thrown out instead. Fresh fruit and vegetables contribute a significant amount with 20% of what is bought being wasted, amounting to £2.6 billion.

The first ever Culinary Companionship Code is part of the Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more campaign, helping Britons reduce food wastage. Compiled by Product Technologists, the infographic guides shoppers through a list of ‘perfect pears’ for example, berries and grapes are firm-fridge-friends, while pineapples and lemons are best together, at room temperature.

Paul Crewe, Head of Sustainability at Sainsbury’s, said: “Our guide gives new meaning to the word ‘Frenemies’, highlighting certain fruits, which just don’t get along!  Apples and watermelons are long-term enemies while bananas don’t play well with others and should be kept on their own. On the other hand, there are some more sociable fruits! Cherries are immune to the negative effects of the ethylene produced by others and can therefore be paired with a variety of partners!”

Name Perfect Match Shared Values
Berries Grapes Both need to be refrigerated immediately to prevent decay.
Onion Garlic Both like cool and dark places.
Cucumber Peppers Both need to be kept away from fruit as they are spoiled by ethylene. Keep in the fridge.
Apples Cherries Cherries aren’t affected by high levels of ethylene produced by apples. Store in the fridge.
Kiwi Avocado Both like to be on the counter top until ripe and then refrigerated to preserve.
Tomatoes Plums Storing in the fridge and bringing to room temperature before eating ensures best flavour.
Pears Storing these fruits at room temperature results in them sweetening. Premature refrigeration causes loss of flavour.
Carrots Beetroot/ parsnips All like to be refrigerated.
Cauliflower Broccoli Both like to be stored in the fridge and away from ethylene producing produce.
Sweetcorn Peas Both like to be kept refrigerated but will lose sweetness after a couple of weeks.
Potato Sweet potato Keep in a cool, dark and dry place away from fruit which produce high levels of ethylene as this will result in early sprouting.
Name Sworn Enemy The Beef…
Apples Watermelons Apples and watermelons both love to be in the fridge.  However, apples produce high levels of ethylene which turn the watermelons mushy.
Onions Potatoes Onions produce a low small amount of ethylene – so while they won’t have a major impact on them in terms of spoiling, potatoes are prone to being tainted with the onion flavour if stored together.
Banana ALL Keep away from others! Bananas will result in most fruit or veg ripening quickly and spoiling.

The Culinary Companionship Code is available on other tips to help waste less food and save more.

Helen White, Head of Love Food Hate Waste, says: “Storing food correctly to make the most of its shelf life at home is key to reducing the 4.2 million tonnes of good food that goes to waste from UK households every year. Families could make substantial savings each year simply by throwing away less food. Making what might seem like small changes to how you store food can make a big difference, for example keeping fruit in the fridge instead of the fruit bowl can help it to last longer.”

Paul Crewe adds: “Waste, and in particular food waste, is one of the most important issues facing us all today and we’re committed to making a radical difference across UK households and supporting our customers to waste less and save more.”


  1. Are your bananas on the turn? Why not bake them into banana bread? Or, for a quick solution, try mashing them down and adding yoghurt for a light pudding.
  2. If your spuds are starting to look a little sorry for themselves, turn them into delicious vegetable rosti cakes
  3. Over-ripe tomatoes may feel like they are ready for the bin, but in fact they are usually bursting with flavour. Add them into your spag-bol for a pasta dish that’s full of pizazz.
  4. Leftover leeks? Rather than waste them, whizz up a classic leek and pea soup!
  5. Sweet potatoes spoiling? Simply turn them into wedges for a healthy accompaniment to your evening meal.
  6. Combine aging cucumbers with Greek yogurt, a dash of lemon and some garlic and you have yourself a tasty dip.

More on Sainsbury’s efforts to reduce food wastage in the UK:

The Guide to Culinary Companionship is the latest from Sainsbury’s Waste Less, Save More initiative, following an investment of £1m in making Swadlincote, Derbyshire, an official test-bed of ideas and innovation to dramatically cut food waste by 50%.

Following a successful bid by the small market town against 188 other UK towns, the supermarket will be helping with a number of innovations that are designed to help the locals save £350 per household over the coming year.

The findings from the year-long trial will be used to create a blueprint for communities across the UK, so others can follow in the footsteps of Swadlincote.

Notes to editors

*Figures sourced from Wrap 2012


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Sainsbury’s unveils the first ever Culinary Companionship Code to help Britons reduce food wastage

Sainsbury’s unveils the first ever Culinary Companionship Code to help Britons reduce food wastage

EROSKI y sus clientes han donado cerca de 9.000 toneladas de alimentos durante el año 2015

  • Cerca de 6.000 toneladas corresponden a alimentos donados por EROSKI dentro del programa “Desperdicio Cero” que garantiza que ningún alimento apto para el consumo es desechado en las tiendas EROSKI sino donado a organizaciones sociales
  • Las campañas de recogida solidaria de alimentos desarrolladas en 2015 a favor de los Bancos de Alimentos consiguieron recaudar más de 3.000 toneladas

ELORRIO, España, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — EROSKI y sus clientes han donado cerca de 9.000 toneladas de alimentos destinados a los colectivos más desfavorecidos durante el año 2015. De esta donación, cerca de 6.000 toneladas han sido donadas por EROSKI dentro del programa “Desperdicio Cero” que garantiza que ningún alimento apto para el consumo es desechado en las tiendas EROSKI sino que es donado a organizaciones sociales del entorno cercano de cada tienda.

En EROSKI desarrollamos desde hace 20 años políticas para gestionar los alimentos de forma responsable en colaboración con diferentes organizaciones sociales. Asimismo, hemos sido pioneros dentro de nuestro sector en España tanto en las donaciones regulares de frescos, como en alcanzar el desperdicio cero en toda nuestra red de supermercados e hipermercados”, señala el director de Responsabilidad Social de EROSKI, Alejandro Martínez Berriochoa.

Colaboración con un centenar de organizaciones socialmente responsables

Para desarrollar el programa Desperdicio Cero, EROSKI ha colaborado en 2015 con un centenar de organizaciones socialmente responsables españolas. La cooperativa ha desarrollado un protocolo de actuación que vela escrupulosamente por la seguridad alimentaria de los productos donados. En el caso de los alimentos frescos garantiza el mantenimiento adecuado de la cadena de frío también en la entidad receptora de la donación que debe asegurar que cumple con las mismas garantías en su transporte e instalaciones.

Los alimentos donados son productos frescos y de alimentación que EROSKI retira de sus lineales  para cumplir su compromiso de frescura máxima con sus clientes, o simplemente porque su envase presenta una pequeña deficiencia como puede ser una simple abolladura o rotura de embalaje que impide su venta. Todos los alimentos donados por EROSKI están siempre dentro de la fecha de caducidad o de consumo preferente y en perfecto estado para su consumo.

20 años de colaboración con los Bancos de Alimentos

A las 6.000 toneladas de alimentos donadas a través del programa Desperdicio Cero se le suman más de 3.000 toneladas recaudadas a través de sucesivas campañas de recogida celebradas en 2015 en los establecimientos EROSKI, Vegalsa y Caprabo a favor de Bancos de Alimentos. “Desde EROSKI, como es habitual, hemos querido unirnos a este compromiso y sumar un donación adicional sobre el total de kilos donados por los consumidores. Nuestra colaboración con los Bancos de Alimentos se remonta a 1996 a propuesta del Banco de Alimentos de Vizcaya y de los propios consumidores. Así, nacieron hace ya 20 años las campañas de recogida de alimentos en las tiendas EROSKI”, ha detallado Alejandro Martínez Berriochoa.

Datos de contacto con el Departamento de Comunicación:
944 158 642


EROSKI y sus clientes han donado cerca de 9.000 toneladas de alimentos durante el año 2015

EROSKI y sus clientes han donado cerca de 9.000 toneladas de alimentos durante el año 2015

900 escolares de toda España han participado en la segunda edición de Imagine Food

  • Más de 900 escolares de toda España, de entre 6 y 12 años, han participado en la segunda edición de este concurso de dibujo
  • Tres escolares de Mondragón, Sevilla y Toledo, respectivamente, han sido los ganadores en cada una de las tres categorías del premio
  • El cocinero Peio Gartzia se ha encargado nuevamente de hacer realidad los dibujos y convertirlos en unos deliciosos y saludables platos que se han recopilado en un libro
  • El certamen se enmarca en el programa educativo “Energía para Crecer” de la Fundación EROSKI que en su actual cuarta edición ya alcanza una participación de 75.000 escolares

ELORRIO, España, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — La Fundación EROSKI ha entregado los premios a la segunda edición de “Imagine Food”, un concurso de dibujo dirigido a escolares de entre 6 y 12 años. La propuesta busca concienciar a alumnado, profesorado y padres de la importancia que tiene la alimentación en la salud y demostrar que comer sano puede ser sabroso y divertido. El concurso ha contado en esta nueva edición con la colaboración de Unilever.

En la categoría de escolares del primer ciclo de Primaria (1º y 2º) la ganadora ha sido Lucía Olveira del Colegio Tirso de Molina en Argés (Toledo) con su propuesta Verdufish amoroso. En la categoría de escolares del segundo ciclo de Primaria (3º y 4º) ha resultado ganadora Irati Unamuno de Arizmendi Ikastola en Mondragón (Gipuzkoa) con su recetaUnibertsoa. En la categoría de escolares del tercer ciclo de Primaria (5º y 6º) la propuesta Espadachines de Rafael Carracedo del Colegio Alfares en Sevilla ha resultado vencedora. A los tres ganadores se les ha entregado una bicicleta y a cada centro educativo 2.000 euros para invertir en la mejora de sus instalaciones especialmente aquellas que puedan facilitar una vida más saludable.

La buena acogida de la primera edición de Imagine Food nos animó a poner en marcha de nuevo la experiencia y el resultado ha sido extraordinario con 908 dibujos, frente a los 550 de la primera edición, y un volumen de tráfico a la web del concurso con más de 90.000 visitas y más de 65.000 usuarios únicos entre las dos ediciones. Para la Fundación EROSKI educar en alimentación saludable a los más pequeños es un objetivo primordial y creemos que el mejor modo de hacerlo es a través de actividades lúdicas como este concurso que se está revelando como un eficaz plataforma para aprender a comer de forma equilibrada”, ha señalado Alejandro Martínez Berriochoa, director de la Fundación EROSKI.

El criterio para la selección de los tres dibujos ganadores se basa en la originalidad, la estética y la idoneidad de esta receta para formar parte de un menú equilibrado. Los dibujos finalistas del concurso han sido llevados del papel a los fogones por el cocinero Peio Gartzia, que nuevamente se ha encargado de hacerlos realidad y convertirlos en unos deliciosos y saludables platos. Además, las treinta recetas finalistas se han recopilado en un libro junto a los dibujos originales y el semáforo nutricional de cada plato.

El jurado, formado por representantes de la Escuela de Alimentación EROSKI, cocineros profesionales y miembros del Basque Culinary Center, seleccionó los 30 concursantes finalistas. Los jóvenes participantes registrados en la página web han votado posteriormente de entre los finalistas sus diez favoritos. Posteriormente, el jurado ha determinado los tres dibujos ganadores de entre los mejores clasificados.

Cuarta edición del Programa Educativo “Energía para Crecer”

Este concurso forma parte de las actividades que acompañan a la cuarta edición del Programa Educativo sobre Alimentación y Hábitos Saludables (PEAHS), Energía para Crecer, de la Fundación EROSKI. En su actual cuarta edición (curso 2015-2016) el programa continúa aumentando el número de participantes y ya ha superado la participación de 75.000 escolares de 900 colegios de toda España. En el global de sus cuatro ediciones el 15% de los colegios de Primaria de España han participado en el programa Energía para Crecer.

Datos de contacto con el Departamento de Comunicación:
944 158 642



900 escolares de toda España han participado en la segunda edición de Imagine Food

900 escolares de toda España han participado en la segunda edición de Imagine Food

Sainsbury’s strengthens its in-house digital and technology team with 150 new digital and technology jobs in Manchester

LONDON, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is creating 150 new digital and technology jobs in Manchester over the next 18 months to expand its in-house digital and technology capability.

Building a strong in-house digital and technology team is a core part of the retailer’s ambition to make shopping easier for customers, enabling the company to respond to rising customer demand to shop whenever and wherever they want. This announcement follows the creation of 480 digital and technology jobs in London and Coventry over the past year.

The new roles will encompass agile coaches, software developers and software development managers in addition to DevOps engineers. They will work with Sainsbury’s 900 strong digital and technology team on a wide range of innovative projects to make the lives of Sainsbury’s 25 million customers and 161,000 colleagues easier.

Sainsbury’s Digital and Technology Team run, improve and create digital platforms, such as websites and apps, for customers and colleagues; as well as ensuring constant improvement of the retailer’s infrastructure and core business systems.

Jon Rudoe, Digital and Technology Director at Sainsbury’s, said: “The world is changing rapidly. Our vision is for Sainsbury’s to have a world-class Digital and Technology function to ensure that we can deliver great services for our customers whenever and wherever  they want to shop with us. This announcement demonstrates our commitment to that goal and to attracting the best talent in this ever developing sector. As Manchester is the UK’s second largest technology hub, it’s a natural step for us to recruit there. It’s a great time to be working in retail. This fast-paced, exciting sector is giving rise to the most innovative practices.”

The new Digital and Technology Team will be based at Sainsbury’s Store Support Centre in The Arndale Centre, Manchester.

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