Dollar General opens its 13th distribution center in San Antonio, Texas; creates more than 500 local jobs

Major retailer invests $100 million and creates more than 500 jobs to support southwest stores

San Antonio, Texas, 2016-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — This morning (June 4, 2016), nearly 1,000 people including Dollar General (NYSE:DG) employees and their families, company executives and local government leaders celebrated the grand opening of the discount retailer’s 13th distribution center in San Antonio, Texas. Located in Bexar County, the distribution center represents a local investment of approximately $100 million and the creation of more than 500 local jobs.

“Dollar General is excited to celebrate the grand opening of our San Antonio distribution center,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “We have quickly built a great team in San Antonio. This new facility strengthens our distribution network and helps our stores better serve our customers. We look forward to a longstanding partnership with the community as we continue to focus on our mission of Serving Others.”

Dollar General began construction with Whiting-Turner Construction on the 930,000 square foot facility in late 2014. The distribution center began receiving in December 2015 and shipping products in February 2016. It serves more than 800 stores in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. With the completion of this project and its 67 store locations in the county, Dollar General now has more than 1,000 employees in Bexar County. With more than 1,300 store locations in Texas, Dollar General employs more than 11,250 people in the Lone Star state.

“I am pleased to see a major employer bring so many jobs that meet our economic development criteria and goals,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said. “Dollar General has brought a major economic boost to East Bexar County with the distribution center.”

“It’s gratifying to see that what began as an initial site location analysis in October 2013 has evolved into Dollar General’s newest regional distribution hub,” said Tom Long, executive vice president of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. “We are proud to announce that the Institute for Economic Development at UTSA estimated the economic impact of Dollar General’s investment to exceed $750 million over the next 10 years, contributing to the growth and prosperity of our community.”

As part of the celebration, Dollar General donated $10,000 to the Carver Branch Library to support its literacy and outreach initiatives.

Dollar General’s 12 other distribution centers are located in Alachua, Florida; Ardmore, Oklahoma; Bessemer, Alabama; Bethel, Pennsylvania; Fulton, Missouri; Indianola, Mississippi; Jonesville, South Carolina; Lebec, California; Marion, Indiana; Scottsville, Kentucky; South Boston, Virginia and Zanesville, Ohio. The company has begun construction on its 14th distribution center in Janesville, Wisconsin and is planning for its 15thdistribution center in Jackson, Georgia.

For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others . Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With 12,719 stores in 43 states as of April 29, 2016, Dollar General is among the largest discount retailers in the United States. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com

 

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Dollar General opens its 13th distribution center in San Antonio, Texas; creates more than 500 local jobs

Dollar General opens its 13th distribution center in San Antonio, Texas; creates more than 500 local jobs

Rite Aid Corporation to release its Fiscal 2017 First Quarter financial results on Thursday, June 16, 2016

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) said today that it will release financial results for its Fiscal 2017 First Quarter at 7 a.m. Eastern time Thursday, June 16, 2016. Given the company’s pending merger with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), Rite Aid will not be holding a conference call. The text of the earnings release, along with the corresponding charts and supplemental information slides, will be made available immediately after the release in the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

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 www.riteaid.com.

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Contact:

Investors: Matt Schroeder 717-214-8867 or investor@riteaid.com

Media: Susan Henderson 717-730-7766

Rite Aid Corporation opens its new distribution center in Spartanburg, S.C.

  • Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt to Join Rite Aid Officials at Ribbon-Cutting Today at 10 a.m. 
  • Rite Aid Foundation Donates $25,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate as Part of Celebration

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) announced today (June 1, 2016) the grand opening of its new distribution center in Spartanburg, S.C. Located at 789 Flatwood Industrial Drive in Spartanburg, this is the company’s first new distribution center in 16 years.

South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and several other state, city and community officials will join John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO and Ken Martindale, CEO of Rite Aid Stores and president of Rite Aid Corporation for a grand opening event and ribbon-cutting ceremony today at 10 a.m.

“We’re excited to celebrate the grand opening of our newest distribution center in Spartanburg, our first in 16 years.” said Standley. “Featuring highly efficient and advanced technologies, this facility will play a crucial role in our company’s supply chain, supporting more than 1,000 Rite Aid stores across the southeastern United States, and help us deliver a superior customer experience.”

“We were thrilled last year when Rite Aid announced its decision to join the South Carolina family and build this new distribution facility in Spartanburg, but we’re even more excited today to see this world-class facility become a reality. Rite Aid’s Spartanburg County operations and the approximately 600 new jobs it will mean for South Carolinians will have a tremendous impact on the entire state and is a testament to the competitive business environment we have worked so hard to create here,” said South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.

The 900,000 square foot distribution center sits on 97 acres and is conveniently located near Interstate 85 between Highways 9 and 221 and features:

• High efficiency LED and T5 fluorescent light fixtures and occupancy sensor controlled warehouse lighting
• An on-site truck maintenance facility, including a fueling station, trailer weigh scale and wash area
• High-speed automated palletizers, ergonomically designed manual palletizing stations and automatic label applicators
• State-of-the-art warehouse and labor management system
• Voice pick technology
• 60,000 square feet of office space, including an associate cafeteria, fitness center and other amenities

Added Hitt “As a state with a dynamic transportation, distribution and logistics sector, we’re proud to see yet another nationally recognized company establish distribution operations within our borders. Today, we celebrate the opening of this new Rite Aid facility, as well as the remarkable impact it will have on our Upstate community. I look forward to watching them succeed here for many years to come.”

As part of the grand opening celebration, The Rite Aid Foundation will present a $25,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate. The donation will to be used to expand and support the programs and services offered by the Club at Mary H. Wright Elementary School.

Rite Aid worked with Johnson Development Associates, a leading real estate development firm based in Spartanburg, to design and build the new facility.

The Company would also like to thank the following organizations from the state who helped make its Spartanburg distribution center possible through economic development grants, job development credits and other assistance: Spartanburg County; the Spartanburg Economic Futures Group; the South Carolina Department of Commerce; the Coordination Council for Economic Development; the South Carolina Power Team; the Broad River Electric Cooperative; and Spartanburg Community College.

In South Carolina, Rite Aid employs 1,531 at its 91 stores and distribution center.

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 www.riteaid.com.

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Contact:

Media: Kristin Kellum 717-975-5713

Whole Foods Market’s® Local Producer Loan Program provided $20 million in loans to independent producers and artisans since 2007

Local Producer Loan Program has backed 250 groundbreaking brands and growers since 2007

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since its inception in 2007, Whole Foods Market’s ® (NASDAQ: WFM) Local Producer Loan Program has provided a total of $20 million in low-interest loans to independent producers and artisans.

The program reached its latest milestone at the end of May with a loan provided to Canteen, a Portland, Oregon-based café and juice bar, which will be a Friends of 365 partner at the Lake Oswego location of 365 by Whole Foods Market™. Within the Lake Oswego store, Canteen will feature design elements from its flagship shop in Portland, and will serve an innovative menu of organic juices and smoothies as well as a select mix of other food items.

“We are privileged to work with such dedicated and driven loan recipients, and are so proud to play a part in their growth by providing mentorship and guidance, as well as capital,” said Betsy Foster, Whole Foods Market’s global vice president of growth and development. “We have loved working with our recipients to innovate, and collaborating to advance healthy ingredients and sustainable farming practices while creating some new household names.”

To date, LPLP has provided 310 loans to 252 recipients in 42 states and two Canadian provinces. Loans average about $65,000 with an average interest rate of 5 percent. Loan recipients have used their loans for purchasing livestock, investing in new equipment, expanding production facilities, adapting to more sustainable practices or converting to organic production.

Forty-eight percent of all recipients are women-owned businesses. Organic, biodynamic, or non-GMO certified companies make up 34 percent of recipients; and 10 percent hold at least one social certification such as Fair Trade, B Corp, Youth Trade, or Global Animal Partnership animal welfare ratings.

Thirty percent of LPLP recipients are agricultural businesses, supplying meat or produce to Whole Foods Market stores, or contributing ingredients to the supply chain of other products like an organic chicken feed company that sells to egg and poultry producers.

Unlike traditional lenders, Whole Foods Market charges no closing fees, no fees for early repayment, and a minimal loan origination fee. Loan recipients’ products must meet Whole Foods Market’s quality standards, and recipients must use the funds for expansion and have a viable business plan.

Learn more about the roster of household names and local favorites who have participated in the Local Producer Loan Program: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/mission-values/caring-communities/local-producer-loan-program. Follow the latest recipients and brand stories on the program’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/LocalProducerLoanProgram/.

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Whole Foods Market’s® Local Producer Loan Program provided $20 million in loans to independent producers and artisans since 2007

Whole Foods Market’s® Local Producer Loan Program provided $20 million in loans to independent producers and artisans since 2007

PREIT closes sale of two street-level retail properties in downtown Philadelphia for approximately $20 million

PHILADELPHIA, 2016-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — PREIT (NYSE: PEI) has completed the transactions for the sale of two street-level retail properties 1501 – 05 Walnut Street and 1520 – 22 Chestnut Street  in downtown Philadelphia, representing a gain on sale of approximately $20 million and a blended 3.9% cap rate. PREIT acquired the properties in 2014 after recognizing there was sufficient tenant demand to create significant value.

“This transaction illustrates our acute knowledge of the Philadelphiamarket and our capital allocation approach,” said Joseph F. Coradino, CEO of PREIT.  “We are pleased to have recognized an opportunity to add value to these properties and use the sale proceeds to reduce debt and continue our balance sheet improvement efforts.”

About PREIT
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 26 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 www.preit.com or on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release, together with other statements and information publicly disseminated by us, contain 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:

Changes in the retail industry, including consolidation and store closings, particularly among anchor tenants; 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; increases in operating costs that cannot be passed on to tenants; current economic conditions and the state of employment growth and 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; our ability to sell properties that we seek to dispose of or our ability to obtain estimated sale prices; 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; risks relating to development and redevelopment activities; 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; 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; changes to our corporate management team and any resulting modifications to our business strategies; the effects of online shopping and other uses of technology on our retail tenants; acts of violence at malls, including our properties, or at other similar spaces, and the potential effect on traffic and sales; our substantial debt and stated value of preferred shares and our high leverage ratio; constraining leverage, unencumbered debt yield, interest and tangible net worth covenants under our Credit Agreements; 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 short and long-term liquidity position; potential dilution from any capital raising transactions or other equity issuances; and general economic, financial and political conditions, including credit and capital market conditions, changes in interest rates or unemployment.

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 herein and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 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.

CONTACT:
Heather Crowell
SVP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
(215) 454-1241
heather.crowell@preit.com

SOURCE PREIT

PREIT to release its financial results for the quarter ending June 30, 2016 on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA, 2016-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT/NYSE: PEI) intends to release its financial results for the quarter ending June 30, 2016 after market trading closes on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

Management has scheduled a conference call for 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, to review the Company’s results and future outlook.  To listen to the call, please dial 1-888-346-8835 (domestic toll free), 1-412-902-4271 (international), or 1-855-669-9657 (Canada toll free) and request to join the PREIT call at least five minutes before the scheduled start time.  Investors can also access the call in a “listen only” mode via the internet at the Company’s website, preit.com.  Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the site and download the necessary software to listen to the Internet broadcast.  Financial and statistical information expected to be discussed on the call will also be available on the Company’s website. For best results when listening to the webcast, the Company recommends using Flash Player.

For interested individuals unable to join the conference call, a replay of the call will be available throughAugust 17, 2016 at 1-877-344-7529 (domestic toll free), 1-412-317-0088 (international), or 855-669-9658 (Canada toll free) using the replay code, 10087364.  The online archive of the webcast will also be available for 14 days following the call.

About PREIT
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 26 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 www.preit.com or on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release, together with other statements and information publicly disseminated by us, contain 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:

Changes in the retail industry, including consolidation and store closings, particularly among anchor tenants; 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; increases in operating costs that cannot be passed on to tenants; current economic conditions and the state of employment growth and 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; our ability to sell properties that we seek to dispose of or our ability to obtain estimated sale prices; 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; risks relating to development and redevelopment activities; 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; 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; changes to our corporate management team and any resulting modifications to our business strategies; the effects of online shopping and other uses of technology on our retail tenants; acts of violence at malls, including our properties, or at other similar spaces, and the potential effect on traffic and sales; our substantial debt and stated value of preferred shares and our high leverage ratio; constraining leverage, unencumbered debt yield, interest and tangible net worth covenants under our Credit Agreements; 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 short and long-term liquidity position; potential dilution from any capital raising transactions or other equity issuances; and general economic, financial and political conditions, including credit and capital market conditions, changes in interest rates or unemployment.

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 herein and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 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.

CONTACT: AT THE COMPANY
Heather Crowell
SVP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
(215) 454-1241
Heather.crowell@preit.com

SOURCE PREIT

CBRE Group, Inc. ranked at #259 on FORTUNE’s 2016 list of the largest U.S.-based companies

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2016-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) has been ranked at #259 on FORTUNE’s 2016 list of the largest U.S.-based companies. CBRE has been included in the FORTUNE 500 every year since 2008.

CBRE rose sharply on the FORTUNE 500 list, improving from #321 in 2015.

“CBRE’s steady rise in the Fortune 500 has been driven by our strategy of developing top talent and supporting our professionals in producing exceptional results for our clients,“ said Bob Sulentic, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBRE.

In March, FORBES ranked CBRE the 15th Best Employer in America. In addition, the company has been ranked among FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies for four consecutive years.

CBRE provides a broad range of commercial real estate services on a global basis. The company was responsible for more than $310.6 billion of property sales and lease transactions in 2015, and managed more than 5.2 billion sq. ft. (including properties managed by affiliates) of commercial properties and corporate facilities as of December 31, 2015.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2015 revenue). The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

MEDIA CONTACT

Robert McGrath
Senior Director, Global Media Relations
+1 212 9848267
email

Stop & Shop Supermarket: Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. voluntary recalls certain Atkins bar items due to potential contamination with Listeria

Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA, 2016-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale certain Atkins bar items due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Atkins Day Break Cranberry Almond Bar (5 ct.), 6 oz., UPC 63748005506 with Best By Dates from 9/27/2016 to 9/29/2016, from 10/19/2016 to 10/21/2016, from 12/9/2016 to 12/11/2016, 2/25/2017, from 3/28/2017 to 3/30/2017, or from 4/25/2017 to 4/26/2017
  • Atkins Meal Cinnamon Bun Bar (5 ct), 8.5 oz., UPC 63748005925 with a Best By Date of 12/14/2016
  • Atkins Snack Triple Chocolate Bar (5 ct.), 7 oz., UPC 63748003540 with a Best By Date of 4/27/2017
  • Atkins Meal Blueberry Greek Yogurt Bar (5 ct.), 8.5 oz., UPC 63748002566 with Best By Dates from 10/21/2016 to 10/22/2016, 11/10/2016, or from 3/30/2017 to 4/1/2017
  • Atkins Day Break Chocolate Hazelnut Bar (5 ct), 7 oz., UPC 63748005532 with Best By Dates of 10/23/2016 or from 12/16/2016 to 12/18/2016
  • Atkins Snack Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bar (5 ct.), 8 oz., UPC 63748003505 with Best By Dates from 12/15/2016 to 12/16/2016
  • Atkins Day Break Peanut Butter Fudge Crisp Bar (5 ct.), 6 oz., UPC 63748005502 with Best By Dates from 9/30/2016 to 10/1/2016 or from 4/29/2017 to 4/30/2017

Stop & Shop has received no reports of illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Stop & Shop for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call Clif Bar & Company at 888-851-8456. In addition, customers may call Stop & Shop Customer Service at 800-767-7772 for more information. Customers can also visit the Stop & Shop website at www.stopandshop.com

About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 61,000 associates and operates 419 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

 

Contact:
James Keenoy
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2806
james.keenoy@stopandshop.com

Philip Tracey
Stop & Shop New England Division
(617) 774-4434
philip.tracey@stopandshop.com

PRODUCT RECALL: Giant Food removed from sale certain Atkins bar items due to potential contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes

Landover, Md., 2016-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale certain Atkins bar items due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:

  • Atkins Day Break Cranberry Almond Bar (5 ct.), 6 oz., UPC 63748005506 with Best By Dates from 9/27/2016 to 9/29/2016, from 10/19/2016 to 10/21/2016, from 12/9/2016 to 12/11/2016, 2/25/2017, from 3/28/2017 to 3/30/2017, or from 4/25/2017 to 4/26/2017
  • Atkins Meal Cinnamon Bun Bar (5 ct), 8.5 oz., UPC 63748005925 with a Best By Date of 12/14/2016
  • Atkins Snack Triple Chocolate Bar (5 ct.), 7 oz., UPC 63748003540 with a Best By Date of 4/27/2017
  • Atkins Meal Blueberry Greek Yogurt Bar (5 ct.), 8.5 oz., UPC 63748002566 with Best By Dates from 10/21/2016 to 10/22/2016, 11/10/2016, or from 3/30/2017 to 4/1/2017
  • Atkins Day Break Chocolate Hazelnut Bar (5 ct), 7 oz., UPC 63748005532 with Best By Dates of 10/23/2016 or from 12/16/2016 to 12/18/2016
  • Atkins Snack Caramel Double Chocolate Crunch Bar (5 ct.), 8 oz., UPC 63748003505 with Best By Dates from 12/15/2016 to 12/16/2016
  • Atkins Day Break Peanut Butter Fudge Crisp Bar (5 ct.), 6 oz., UPC 63748005502 with Best By Dates from 9/30/2016 to 10/1/2016 or from 4/29/2017 to 4/30/2017

Giant has received no reports of illnesses to date. Listeria is a common organism found in nature. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially fatal disease. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis. However, listeriosis can cause high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Listeriosis can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, as well as serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems, such as infants, the elderly and persons with HIV infection or undergoing chemotherapy.

Customers who have purchased these products should discard any unused portions and bring their purchase receipt to Giant for a full refund.

Consumers looking for additional information on the recall may call General Mills at 866-896-4365. In addition, customers may call Giant Food Customer Service at 888-469-4426 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for more information. Customers can also visit the Giant Food website at www.giantfood.com

About Giant Food, LL
Giant Food, LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 160 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant visit www.giantfood.com.

 

Contact:
Jamie Miller
(301) 341-8776
jmiller@giantfood.com

Millennium showcases advanced POS technology at IWS 2016

New Delhi, India, 2016-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Millennium Soft-Tech (India) Pvt. Ltd., a leading POS technology provider in India India warehousing show 2016having wide partner network, is showcasing the most advanced POS technology to support warehousing, logistics and supply chain management at ‘India Warehousing Show (IWS) 2016, which begins on June 8 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

Millennium will be displaying some of the widely used, industry specific and application-oriented POS devices such as wired and wireless barcode scanners, portable data terminals, industrial and domestic barcode printers, colour label printers, data collectors, portable data terminals and table-top scanners from the world’s leading brands like Toshiba, Honeywell, GoDex, Epson and Opticon.

Bhaskar Venkatraman, founder and director of JusTransact.com

Bhaskar Venkatraman, Group director, Millennium India.

Speaking on Millennium’s second successive participation in India Warehousing Show, Bhaskar Venkatraman, group Director of Millennium India, said: “We are overwhelmed to be a part of one of the largest warehousing expos in the world. We have over two decades of market exposure in the Point Of Sale technology in India, which we are bringing in here to showcase the latest advancement in technology to benefit warehousing, logistics, material handling and supply chain businesses. We strive to reach out to them with the most modern and latest POS technology and help them sophisticate their businesses through wide range of POS products suitable for their application and industry.”

The sixth edition of the three-day mega supply chain event is expected to be visited by over 10,000trade visitors representing high level decision-makers and buyers from across the globe.

To make visitors understand the relevance of products suitable to their business, Millennium is offering demos of various products applicable for warehousing and supply chain management at their stall (12 A).

“With the advent of e-commerce industry in India, the need of warehousing and logistics infrastructures has grown manifold and we strive to address the huge demand for quality and efficient supply chain management needs from warehouses and logistics players by introducing the advanced technology to make their day-to-day operations organized, faster, easy and hassle-free.”

The Fair offers visitors a complete view of the entire process chain of the warehousing, transportation and logistics industry. Over 200 domestic and international exhibitors are presenting innovative products and services for trade visitors and entrepreneurs who will get an opportunity to exchange ideas and make new business contacts.

The exhibition is being organized by Reed Manch Exhibitions, a joint venture between Manch Communications of India and UK’s Reed Exhibitions.

About Millennium Soft-tech (India)

Established in 2002, Millennium Soft-Tech (India) Pvt Ltd has been in the forefront of providing Point Of Sale (POS) technology products and solutions to Indian businesses through astute marketing strategy supported by huge partners’ network across India. Launched and lead by Bhaskar Venkatraman, a veteran in POS technology having over two decades of market exposure, Millennium has a clear motive of empowering millions of unorganized small and medium enterprises spread across the country by automating their transaction activities and make them competitive with established market peers.

Headquartered in Chennai and having branches all across India, Millennium is credited with excellent logistics supports and capable of reaching products to customers’ doorsteps even in remote areas. Providing nation-wide distribution for leading multinational POS brands including Epson, Posiflex, Casio, Toshiba, Honeywell, Godex, and Opticon, Millennium offers POS solutions to corporate brands, retail giants and SMEs across India.

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