Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger Campaign donates $1.19 million in cash and products to hunger-relief organizations in the Northeast

Scarborough, Maine, 2016-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hannaford Supermarkets recently donated 4,000 cases of food to hunger-relief organizations in the Northeast, the final installment of $1.19 million in cash and product donated to food banks, pantries and meal programs through the Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger Campaign.

The donations come at a time of year when food donations typically are in a lull, and were generated during a program held during the 2015 holiday season. Hannaford helps Fight Hunger has raised $6.5 million since it began in 2008.

“Hannaford is proud to partner with our customers in helping to provide nutritious food to our neighbors who are struggling financially,” said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman.  “By working together, we can make sure that no one in our community need go hungry.”

The Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger Campaign had three parts:

• Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger Boxes: Customers purchased boxes of food staples for $10 and chose whether to have the box delivered to the local pantry or donated it personally.
• Register Donation: Customers donated money to their state food bank, in $5 increments, at the register.
• Buy One, Give One: Hannaford donated specific products identical to those items purchased by customers during a four-week period.

Each Hannaford store determined what local food pantries to support. Stores competed with one another to encourage donations, and those supermarkets with the highest level of giving receive additional cash donations from Hannaford to be contributed locally.

The annual Campaign is an extension of the work that local Hannaford stores and distribution centers engage in daily. Hannaford donated more than 20 million pounds of rescued food to Northeast hunger relief in 2015.

About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 189 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Hannaford employs more than 27,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.


Eric Blom

Source: Hannaford



Wetherspoon airport pub The Windmill at Stansted Airport named ‘Airport bar of the year’ in the FAB awards

Watford, United Kingdom, 2016-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — A Wetherspoon airport pub which serves more than one million customers a year has been named as the best in the world in the prestigious FAB (Food & Beverage) awards

The Windmill, which opened at Stansted Airport in March 2015, won the title ‘Airport bar of the year’ at the awards, held in Switzerland.

The awards recognize the best and most innovative projects in travel-related food and beverage.

Two other Wetherspoon pubs, Wetherspoon (Birmingham Airport) and The North Western (Liverpool Lime Street Station), were also recognized.

Wetherspoon was ‘highly commended’ in the airport category and The North Western was ‘highly commended’ in the railway category.

The awards were presented during the annual Airport Food and Beverage (FAB) conference and awards in Geneva. Organised by the Moodie Davitt Report and the Foodie Report.

Wetherspoon’s head of property and acquisitions, Jon Randall, said: “ We are delighted that the Windmill has been named the best ‘Airport bar of the year.’

“The award is testament to the amazing efforts of manager Michael Wilkins and his team of 160 staff who serve great food and drink in a superb looking pub.

“The Windmill is a vital part of the food and drink offering at Stansted Airport, serving more than a million people a year

“We are equally proud of the awards to Wetherspoon at Birmingham Airport and The North Western at Liverpool Lime Street Station.”

Stansted’s interim commercial director, Martin Jones, added: “ It’s a fantastic achievement for the Windmill to be recognized as the best airport bar in the world, just over a year after it opened at the heart of Stansted’s £80 million terminal transformation project.

“I would like to congratulate the whole Wetherspoon team as the pub is now an integral part of the new food and drink offer at Stansted and has proven to be extremely popular with both our UK and overseas passengers.”


Wetherspoon airport pub The Windmill at Stansted Airport named ‘Airport bar of the year’ in the FAB awards
Wetherspoon airport pub The Windmill at Stansted Airport named ‘Airport bar of the year’ in the FAB awards

Jean Coutu Group to hold press conference and guided tour of the distribution center on July 5, 2016

Varennes, Quebec,, 2016-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (the “Corporation” or the “Jean Coutu Group”) wishes to remind media that representatives of the Jean Coutu Group will meet the press after the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. A guided tour of the distribution center will be organized for media representatives after the press conference.

What: Press conference and guided tour of the distribution center.

When: Tuesday, July 5, 2016, around 10:30 a.m.

Where: The Jean Coutu Group Head Office. 245 Jean Coutu Street, Varennes, Quebec

About The Jean Coutu Group
The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. operates a network of 420 franchised drugstores in Canada located in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario (under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique and PJC Santé Beauté) and employs more than 20,000 people. The Jean Coutu Group is one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmaacy retailing.

Hélène Bisson
Vice-President, Communications
The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.
(450) 646-9611, Extension 1165

Source: The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.