Staples volunteers to participate in reading sessions with local youth as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Summer Brain Gain program

ATLANTA, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are teaming up this summer to help prevent summer learning loss for thousands of kids and teens. To celebrate National Summer Learning Day on July 14th, over 150 Staples volunteers in 17 communities including Boston, New York, and Denver, will participate in one-to-one or group reading sessions with local youth.

Each summer in America, an estimated 43 million children miss out on expanded learning opportunities that could prevent them from falling behind in school. To help kids stay on track and graduate from high school on time, Boys & Girls Clubs of America developed Summer Brain Gain – a learning loss prevention program – to keep youth learning over the summer months in a fun, hands-on way. While the average student loses approximately one month of learning, the average Summer Brain Gain participants did not.

Supporting the Summer Brain Gain program for the third year, Staples increased its efforts through a book drive earlier this year with Staples locations in more than 40 cities collecting over 8,800 books for their local Club. To honor National Summer Learning Day, over 150 Staples volunteers will visit a local Boys & Girls Club to help reinforce a passion for reading and be positive role models for Club youth.

“Staples and its associates are passionate about improving education and providing our nation’s youth with resources they need to succeed,” said John Burke, Chief Culture Officer, Staples. “By partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we’re helping ensure Club kids and teens stay on track for the coming school year.”

Staples has proudly supported Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 2002. During that time, Staples Foundation has committed more than $10 million dollars in grant support for their programs. Staples also provides incremental support to BGCA through other channels, including product donations and volunteers.

“Summer learning loss can have a detrimental impact on our youth, causing kids and teens to fall behind, endangering their chances of graduation and a path to future success,” said Edwin Link, National Vice President of Educational Foundations & Academic Innovation with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Boys & Girls Clubs of America is committed to ensuring America’s kids and teens graduate from high school on time, college or career ready. Thanks to Staples, this summer we’re helping impact even more youth at thousands of Clubs around the country.”

About Staples, Inc.
Staples retail stores and Staples.com help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want – in store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning, faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print & Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending and credit services.

Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers make more happen by offering a curated assortment of products and services combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and state-of-the-art ecommerce site. Staples Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things businesses need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities cleaning and maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology, furniture, interior design and Print & Marketing Services. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples(NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

About Staples Community and Giving
Staples contributes to educational and job-related community efforts with a primary focus on disadvantaged youth, from literacy and mentoring to career skills development, through in-kind and monetary donations and grants from Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc. Through its community and giving efforts, Staples has helped thousands of organizations in 26 countries. For more information, visit http://www.staples.com/community.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.

Learn more at bgca.org/facebook and bgca.org/twitter.

Contacts:

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Sara Leutzinger
404-487-5624
SLeutzinger@BGCA.org

Staples, Inc.
Stephanie Hunt
508-253-2045
Stephanie.Hunt@Staples.com

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Staples volunteers to participate in reading sessions with local youth as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Summer Brain Gain program
Staples volunteers to participate in reading sessions with local youth as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Summer Brain Gain program

 

Source: Staples, Inc.

SPAR Austria opens new state-of-the-art logistics centre in Ebergassing, Austria

The existing SPAR warehouse located in the town of St. Polten had become too small to efficiently supply the growing number of SPAR stores in Vienna. Recognizing that this would only become more difficult over time, SPAR Austria invested in a new state-of-the-art logistics centre in the area of Ebergassing (Lower Austria) in co-operation with the Austrian logistics supplier Knapp.

Vienna, Austria, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The construction of the most modern logistics centre in Europe took two years to realize and an investment of €85 million. On 11 June 2016, the official opening of the new distribution centre was celebrated in the presence of Federal Minister Dr. Hans Jörg Schelling and 500 guests. The population of Ebergassing and surroundings will be invited to visit the centre in spring 2017, when it will be fully operational. This investment has resulted in the creation of 150 new jobs in the area.

SPAR Austria Board Member, Friedrich Poppmeier, who is in charge of logistics, explains the objectives behind the new centre: “To achieve local supply at the highest level, perfect processes have to be applied. SPAR is a leader in innovation and has always invested in new technologies in the area of logistics. Innovation supporting the security of supply and the support of our SPAR retailers in their day-to-day work is an ongoing investment within SPAR Austria. The SPAR logistics centre Ebergassing has become a model operation!”

Unique worldwide innovations
The new facility is currently one of the most innovative and sustainable logistics centres in the world. Some of the technologies which have been incorporated are being used for the first time. They were developed in co-operation with logistics supplier Knapp.

Gerald Hofer, CEO of Knapp AG, explains: “Based on SPAR’s industry knowledge and Knapp’s technology know-how, we jointly developed a completely new picking method, improving management of peaks, the reduction of investment and offering employees an ergonomic working environment. We are particularly proud of specially developed workplaces and the initial use of ‘swarm intelligence’ in the form of freely navigating shuttles. This innovation will set new standards worldwide and create jobs in Austria.”

Sustainability & Social Responsibility
Right at the start of construction in May 2015, it was clear that this logistics centre is a great example of the inclusion of many elements focused on sustainability. The centre has already been pre-certified with the ÖGNI certificate in platinum by the Austrian Society for Sustainable Real Estate (ÖGNI). The official ceremony recognizing this achievement will take place in the autumn of 2016.

Contact:

SPAR International Communication Manager,
Penny van der Kaars

Source: Spar International

 

Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. recalls 5,850 pounds of frozen, heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., a Van Buren, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,850 pounds of frozen, heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken products that may be contaminated with E. coli O121, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen, heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken tenderloin items were produced on Jan. 25, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 30-lb. net-weight case containing six, 5-lb. bags in clear film of “Simmons UNCOOKED CHICKEN TENDERLOIN FRITTERS,” with a case code 31473, packaging date code of 6025, and a Use-By date of 01/25/17.
  • 30-lb. net-weight case containing six, 5-lb. bags in clear film of “Simmons UNCOOKED CHICKEN BREAST TENDERLOIN FRITTERS,” with a case code 62331 and a packaging date of 6025.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-5837” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were distributed to Arkansas for institutional use.

The problem was discovered on July 7, 2016, when Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. received notice from a supplier that flour sold to the establishment was recalled by General Mills. The firm used the recalled flour to bread the chicken fritters affected by this recall action. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or illnesses due to consumption of these Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. products.

Information on the General Mills’ recall can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm509693.htm.

Many clinical laboratories do not test for non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), such as STEC O121 because it is harder to identify than STEC O157. People can become ill from STECs 2–8 days (average of 3–4 days) after consuming the organism. Most people infected with STEC O121 develop diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe. Infection is usually diagnosed by testing of a stool sample. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care is the usual treatment; antibiotic treatment is generally not recommended.

Most people recover within a week, but, rarely, some develop a more severe infection. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is uncommon with STEC O121 infection. HUS can occur in people of any age but is most common in children under 5 years old, older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Donny Epp, Director of Communications, at (479) 215-2626 and Kimmie Provost, Executive Assistant and Corporate Affairs Coordinator, at (479) 215-2507. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Vicky Goodman, Customer Service Manager, at (479) 215-2296.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

PREPARING PRODUCT FOR SAFE CONSUMPTION
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
1-888-MPHOTLINE or visit
www.fsis.usda.gov

Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.

Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.

Color is NOT a reliable indicator that meat has been cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria.

The only way to be sure the meat or poultry is cooked to a high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria is to use a thermometer to measure the internal temperature.

– Fish: 145°F
– Beef, pork, lamb chops/steaks/roasts: 145°F with a three minute rest time
– Ground meat: 160°F
– Poultry: 165°F
– Hot dogs: 160°F or steaming hot

Refrigerate raw meat and poultry within two hours after purchase or one hour if temperatures exceed 90º F. Refrigerate cooked meat and poultry within two hours after cooking.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

Contact:
Congressional and Public Affairs
Gabrielle N. Johnston
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

Source: USDA

Schnucks: Continental Mills recalls Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix in connection with General Mills’ recall of flour that may be contaminated with E. coli O121

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Continental Mills is recalling Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix in connection with General Mills’ voluntary recall of flour that may be contaminated with E. coli O121. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. However, no illnesses associated with this product have been reported to date.

Schnucks customers are urged to check for:

Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix

28 oz.

UPC: 4144900128

Best by date range: 3/30/18 through 6/29/18

Schnucks customers may return any affected product to their nearest store for a full refund. Those with questions may contact Continental Mills Recall Hotline at 1-800-457-7744 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

Media Contact:

Paul Simon
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com

Source: Schnucks

Introducing Torque Control Cordless Angle Wrenches from Express Assembly Products

Nashua, NH, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Express Assembly Products has extended it cordless Li-ion battery torque line with two new Angle Torque Wrenches. Our new Angle Torque Wrenches have brushless motors for more power, high precision full auto shut-off clutches for torque accuracy and improved battery life, adjustable angle heads for ease of use, external torque adjustment for torque control, and built-in smart logic for battery conservation. Jack Hagerty, head of sales, for Express Assembly Products says “We have experienced a huge demand in the assembly industry for repeatable reliable torque with the freedom of cordless tools. These new cordless torque wrenches meet that demand and we now have many customers using these tools in their assembly applications.”

EAW Cordless Angle Wrenches specifications:
Model: EAW-B1830-20 drive = 3/8”, torque = 8.85 – 22.12 ft-lbs, RPM 270/420
Model: EAW-B1860-40 drive = 1/2”, torque = 18.44 – 44.35 ft-lbs, RPM 130/200

Our cordless torque tools come with brushless motors, a 2-year warrantee and a certificate of torque accuracy. Its ergonomic design reduces the counterforces felt by the operator reducing overall operator fatigue. Sumake tools are manufactured for today’s complexed industrial assembly applications.

Express Assembly
Express Assembly Products is one of the largest single sources of light torque assembly tools and related products on the web. The company offers a wide range of electric, pneumatic and torque screwdrivers, as well as a full range of accessories and stands for industrial assembly. Express Assembly offers a Calibration Certification program and is an authorized service center for all screwdrivers and torque meters that it sells. For more information, please visit www.expressassembly.com

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SOURCE: EPR Network

Introducing Torque Control Cordless Angle Wrenches from Express Assembly Products

Introducing Torque Control Cordless Angle Wrenches from Express Assembly Products

Schnucks: General Mills recalls two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mixes due to flour containing E. coli O121

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Mills is recalling two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mixes in connection with General Mills’ voluntary recall of flour containing E. coli O121. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Schnucks customers are urged to check for:

Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix

UPC: 16000-40987

Best by: 12APR7PV

Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Rainbow Chip Cake Mix

UPC: 16000-409997

Best by: 24MAR7PV and 25MAR7PV

Schnucks customers may return any affected product to their nearest store for a full refund. Those with questions may contact the General Mills Consumer Relations team at 1-800-230-8103 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

Media Contact:

Paul Simon
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com

Source: Schnucks

Expanded Recall and Allergy Alert on Certain IKEA Chocolate Products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — CHOKLAND MÖRK, CHOKLAND MÖRK 70%, CHOKLAD LINGON & BLABAR, CHOKLAD NÖT, GODIS CHOKLADKROKANT, GODIS CHOKLADRAN and CHOKLAD LJUS, are being recalled due to undeclared Milk, Hazelnuts and/or Almond. “All Best Before Dates,” Sold from April 30, 2015 to July 1, 2016.

IKEA had samples of chocolate analyzed and found them to contain milk, hazelnut and/or almond. Persons allergic to milk, hazelnuts and/or almonds may have a severe to life-threatening reaction after consuming the dark chocolate.

Products have been distributed Nationwide at IKEA retail stores and sold individually. There has been no complaints or reported incidents in the United States to date. IKEA of Sweden has had one reported complaint in Japan. The chocolate products do carry an advisory statement, which identifies that the chocolate products may contain milk and tree nuts.

Consumers are encouraged to return the affected products to the nearest IKEA store for a full refund, proof of purchase is not required. If you have any questions or concerns please call Customer Service toll free (24/7) at 1-888-966-4532 or www.IKEA-usa.com.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

IKEA recalls

Product Name Size UPC Undeclared Allergens
CHOKLAD MORK Dark Chocolate Bar 3.5 oz. (100g) 1002939270003 Milk, Almond, Hazelnut
CHOKLAD MORK 70% Dark Chocolate Bars 3.5 0z. (100g) 1203080940009 Milk, Almond, Hazelnut
CHOKLAD LINGON & BLABAR 6.3 0z (180g) 1602184210009 Hazelnut, Almond
GODIS CHOKLADKROKANT Milk chocolate with butterscotch 15.9 oz. (450g) 1202155040002 Hazelnut, Almond
GODIS CHOKLADRAN Wafer filled and covered with chocolate 5.9 oz. (168g) 1202290300009 Hazelnut, Almond
CHOKLAD LJUS Milk Chocolate Bar 3.5 oz. (100g) 1402939250003 Hazelnut, Almond
CHOKLAD NÖT Milk Chocolate with hazelnut 3.5 oz. (100g) 1202939260008 Almond

Contact:

Consumers:
www.IKEA-usa.com
1-888-966-4532

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Expanded Recall and Allergy Alert on Certain IKEA Chocolate Products
Expanded Recall and Allergy Alert on Certain IKEA Chocolate Products

Source: USDA

Baptista’s Bakery: voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected product.

This voluntary recall covers only the following product:

Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps®
30 oz packages
UPC code: 049508250401
Best By Date: 07-01-17

No other Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® products or sizes were impacted.

We are initiating this recall out of an abundance of caution after determining that seasoned product produced in the same facility may have been commingled with the product listed above.

No illnesses have been reported as a result of this issue. Baptista’s Bakery has informed the U.S. Food & Drug Administration of this voluntary recall.

To locate the Best By date, consumers should look on the bottom of the package. Consumers who have purchased the product listed above should not consume it, but should dispose of it or return it to the store where it was originally purchased. Consumers may also contact Snack Factory® Consumer Affairs for a full refund online at info@pretzelcrisps.com or by calling (888) 683-5400 between 8am and 5pm Central Standard Time. Please direct additional questions or concerns to Laura Villarreal at 414-409-2123 between 8 am and 6pm Central Standard Time.

Contact:

Consumers:
Snack Factory® Consumer Affairs
info@pretzelcrisps.com
1-888-683-5400

Media:
Laura Villarreal
414-409-2123

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Baptista’s Bakery: voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages
Baptista’s Bakery: voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages

 

Source: USDA

Kerry Inc. of Beloit, WI recalls two lots of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kerry Inc. of Beloit, WI is recalling two lots of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader that were sold to foodservice distributors because one of our suppliers recalled an ingredient used in our mix for the potential presence of E. coli O121. Kerry Inc. was notified by our supplier that two of their products, a red bell pepper nugget and a jalapeno nugget, were made with a small percentage of affected flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121.

Most strains of E. coli are harmless, however, others can make you sick. E. coliO121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. People who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately. The very young, seniors, and those with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Anyone diagnosed by a physician as having an illness related to E. coli 0121 should contact state and local public health authorities.

No illnesses have been reported to date with the Kerry Inc. products. No other Kerry Inc. products are affected by this recall.

These two lot codes of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader were manufactured by Kerry Inc. and sold to foodservice distributors located in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Missouri and regions of Canada. Product may have been further distributed beyond these locations throughout the foodservice industry and to retail stores open to the general public.

The affected Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader is in a white 10 pound bag with the UPC number 763089721548 and Item Number: G5620.690. The recall only affects lots 0414647003 and 0513647003. The lot code is printed along the bottom of the label, as illustrated below.

If you have purchased Golden Dipt® Jalapeno Breader with either of the lot codes noted above, please dispose of the product and seek reimbursement with the distribution group/store where it was purchased. Questions can be directed to Kerry 800-325-3383 between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm CST.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Contact:

Consumers:
Kerry, Inc.
1-800-325-3383

Media:
Jim Egan
608-299-5100

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Kerry Inc. of Beloit, WI recalls two lots of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader
Kerry Inc. of Beloit, WI recalls two lots of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader

 

Source: USDA

This summer Stater Bros. Markets will reduce its lighting energy use by 50% in all its supermarkets

San Bernardino, California, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — For over 80 years, Stater Bros. Markets has remained committed to giving back to the communities it serves and is furthering its commitment to those valued communities by voluntarily reducing lighting energy use by 50% in all 168 Stater Bros. supermarket locations during summer months.

This reduction will decrease electricity use by 425,000 kWh per month, which is the equivalent of powering 470 homes per month and also reduces the possibility of rotating outages during the summer.

“Every day during summer months, all 168 Stater Bros. supermarket locations will voluntarily reduce lighting energy use by 50%, from 12 noon to 6 p.m.” stated Pete Van Helden, President and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets.   “Energy use peaks during this time and our energy reduction efforts underscore Stater Bros.’ ongoing commitment to the environment, community and our employees,” Van Helden concluded.

Other environmentally friendly efforts at Stater Bros. include:

  • Closed-door cases and LED lighting reducing energy by 60% per refrigerated case in 85% of our supermarkets, working towards implementation in all supermarkets by 2018.
  • LED lighting for refrigerated cases in all stores and LED lighting for sales floor in remodels and new stores
  • Energy Management Systems in all stores that control energy usage and demand
  •  “Green Waste” program removed over 34 million pounds of waste to help produce biofuel, animal feed and compost for agriculture
  • Recycling cardboard – over 73 million pounds
  • Recycling plastic bags – over 2.5 million pounds
  • Meat rendering and grease – recycled over 9.5 million pounds to help produce products that are used in agriculture, oleo chemical and biofuels industry
    • Recycling Centers inside each supermarket for customers to recycle paper and plastic grocery bags
    • Printing the company’s weekly ad on recycled paper
    • Donations to local food banks (over 3 million pounds per year)

In addition, Stater Bros. Markets has received the “Best Emissions Rate” Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill Partnership for having the lowest corporate-wide refrigerant emissions rate of all the GreenChill partners.  The company is also the only grocer to have seven stores in California that have received the EPA GreenChill Gold Level certification.

“Stater Bros. has always believed in doing the right thing for the right reason and expanding our environmentally friendly business practices is simply the right thing to do,” stated Jack H. Brown, Executive Chairman of Stater Bros. Markets.   “As we celebrate 80 years of serving Southern California Families, we want to ensure that we are doing our part so that the values and legacy of our founders, Leo and Cleo Stater will be enjoyed for many generations to come,” Brown continued.

Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County.  The Company currently operates 168 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  For more information, visit staterbros.com.

Press contact:
publicrelations@staterbros.com

Source: Stater Bros

 

 

 

Sprouts Farmers Market to issue financial results for second quarter ended July 3, 2016 on August 4, 2016

PHOENIX, Ariz., 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:SFM) today announced it will issue financial results for the second quarter ended July 3, 2016 before the market opens on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Following the release, Sprouts management will conduct a conference call at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10:00 a.m. EDT) to discuss the results for the quarter.

A webcast of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at investors.sprouts.com. Participants should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

The conference call will be available via the following dial- in numbers:

  • U.S. Participants: 877-398-9481
  • International Participants: Dial +1-408-337-0130
  • Conference ID: 44772153

The audio replay will remain available for 72 hours and can be accessed by dialing 855-859-2056 (toll-free) or 404-537-3406 (international) and entering the confirmation code: 44772153.

About Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. Sprouts offers a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, deli, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items catering to consumers’ growing interest in health and wellness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts employs more than 22,000 team members and operates more than 230 stores in 13 states from coast to coast. For more information, visit www.sprouts.com or @sproutsfm on Twitter.

Investor Contact:

Susannah Livingston
(602) 682-1584
susannahlivingston@sprouts.com

Media Contact:
Donna Egan
(602) 682-3152
donnaegan@sprouts.com

Source:Sprouts

 

Kroger CEO Bob Mariano to retire effective September 1

CINCINNATI, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced the retirement of Roundy’s CEO Bob Mariano, effective September 1, after which he will serve as Strategic Adviser to Kroger and Roundy’s for two years.

Don Rosanova, president of Mariano’s, and Michael Marx, president of Roundy’s Supermarkets Wisconsin, will continue to serve in their current roles leading the two supermarket divisions.

“Bob has been a tremendous leader for Roundy’s and the entire supermarket industry. The centerpiece of his career, of course, is the Mariano’s chain of stores in his hometown of Chicago,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. “We see a bright future ahead for our Pick ‘N Save and Metro Market stores in Wisconsin and for Mariano’s stores in Chicago. And we look forward to our continued partnership with Bob as a strategic consultant and advisor. The entire Kroger and Roundy’s family extends our best wishes to Bob and his family in retirement.”

Mr. Mariano, 66, began his career in the grocery industry in 1967, when he worked as a part-time deli clerk at Dominick’s supermarket in Chicago. He served in various roles of increasing responsibility, including senior vice president, before being named president and CEO of Dominick’s in 1995. He led the company through an initial public offering in 1996 before the company was purchased by Safeway in 1998. Mr. Mariano took on leadership of Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. in 2002. Roundy’s opened the first store under the Mariano’s banner in 2010 in Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago. Today there are 34 Mariano’s store locations throughout the Chicago area.

Every day, the Kroger Family of Companies makes a difference in the lives of eight and a half million customers and 431,000 associates who shop or serve in 2,778 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Kroger and its subsidiaries operate an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized, order online, pick up at the store service – in addition to 2,230 pharmacies, 785 convenience stores, 323 fine jewelry stores, 1,400 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

Contact:

Call Center
(Open Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST)

1-866-221-4141

Mail
The Kroger Co.
Customer Relations
1014 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-1100

Corporate Switchboard
(513) 762-4000

SOURCE The Kroger Co.

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. to release its second quarter 2016 results on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced that it will release its second quarter 2016 results after the market closes on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  The Company will host an investor conference call at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) that same day.  The conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet.  To listen to the conference call, please visit the “Investors” page of the Company’s website located at http://www.bjsrestaurants.com several minutes prior to the start of the call to register and download any necessary audio software.  An archive of the presentation will be available for 30 days following the call.

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 177 casual dining restaurants under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse®, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery®, BJ’s Pizza & Grill® and BJ’s Grill® brand names.  BJ’s Restaurants offer an innovative and broad menu featuring award-winning, signature deep-dish pizza complemented with generously portioned salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees and desserts, including the Pizookie® dessert.  Quality, flavor, value, moderate prices and sincere service remain distinct attributes of the BJ’s experience.  All restaurants feature BJ’s critically acclaimed proprietary craft beers, which are produced at several of the Company’s Restaurant & Brewery locations, brewpub locations in Texas and qualified independent third party craft brewers.  The Company’s restaurants are located in the 23 states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina,Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Visit BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. on the Web at http://www.bjsrestaurants.com.

For further information, please contact:

Greg Levin of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.
(714) 500-2400

JCIR
(212) 835-8500
bjri@jcir.com.

Source: BJ Restaurants,Inc.

 

Colruyt: La William recalls its Curry 300 ml sauce

Following an FASFC inspection, La William has asked all its customers to return its Curry 300 ml sauce with minimum shelf life date of 10/09/2017 to the store.

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The microbiological quality of the product in question cannot be fully guaranteed until the shelf life date specified on the packaging. La William always aspires to the highest quality and safety standards and has therefore decided to recall this product.

Stores involved in this recall:

– Colruyt Lowest Prices stores in Belgium

Anyone who bought this sauce is given the advice not to consume it and to return it to the store. The product will be reimbursed in the store. Under no circumstance does this measure affect any other La William products.

Possible, but rare symptoms are abdominal pain and intestinal complaints. The symptoms may manifest themselves shortly after consumption (after a day or a couple of days). Generally, the symptoms are very light and disappear spontaneously.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions please call the Quality Assurance department at number:
+32 52 30 96 70.
La William Blauwenhoek
41 B-1840 Londer

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Colruyt: La William recalls its Curry 300 ml sauce
Colruyt: La William recalls its Curry 300 ml sauce

 

Source: Colryt

 

 

UK retail sales decreased by 0.5% in June 2016 YoY – BRC / KPMG

London, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium. “Retail sales grew in June, albeit with total growth slowing to 0.2 per cent. While sales did slow towards the end of the month, it is too early to define this as a trend. The month outturn was predominantly driven by a decline in sales in the fashion categories and isn’t a surprise given that June 2015 saw record growth in clothing and footwear. Looking across the last three months, food has held its ground with a better performance than non-food sales, which has seen its lowest growth since April 2012, largely due to fashion combined with a slowdown in furniture.

“Britain’s retailers remain open for business. The EU referendum vote has not changed their relentless pursuit of delivering for customers day in, day out or their investment in meeting the needs of fundamental changes in the way people shop, driven by digital and technology. Despite the fall in the pound, the time it takes for any input price increases to translate into higher shop prices will depend on a combination of factors including further changes in the pound, commodity prices and the challenge for retailers to move pricing given the intensity of competition. So, there won’t be any instant shocks as any changes would take time to feed through.”

David McCorquodale, Head of Retail, KPMG
“Overall retail figures decelerated in June, with sales down 0.5% on a like-for-like basis. As consumer attention shifted indoors to escape autumnal downpours, furniture and home accessories bounced back in the month, with bigger ticket items proving relatively resilient in the days immediately following the EU referendum.

“With May sunshine a distant memory, however, summer wardrobes remained bare as sales of women’s fashion and footwear plummeted following one of the wettest and dullest starts to a UK summer since records began.

“Elsewhere, Euro 2016 kicked things into gear a bit for the grocers, with sales improving 0.8% in the three months April-June. However, the decline on a like-for-like basis suggests food and drink sales continue to be dragged down by the deflationary tide in the sector.

“While the ramifications from the Brexit vote may well affect consumer confidence, retailers will be hoping the long-promised heatwave and potential stay at home holidays will be enough to drive shoppers back to the high-streets over the months ahead.”

Food & Drink sector performance, Joanne Denney-Finch, Chief Executive, IGD
“The surprise result of the referendum appeared to trigger an immediate drop in food and drink spending, which more than offset some modest sales growth earlier in the month. Hopefully, this will prove to be a short-lived shock and calmer waters lie ahead.

“In data tracked throughout June, 56 per cent of shoppers predicted their personal financial situation would stay the same over the next 12 months, up from 29 per cent anticipating this during January 2011. We will be monitoring this figure closely.”

For Media Enquiries:
Zoe Maddison
British Retail Consortium
T 0207 854 8924
E Zoe.Maddison@brc.org.uk

Source: BRC

BRC – KPMG: Online sales of Non-Food products in UK grew 9.0% YoY

LONDON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium. “Online sales growth slowed to 9 per cent this month. While lower than last month’s growth it remains a solid performance, considering that June 2015 had recorded the best growth of that year. Online sales grew across all categories except Footwear and increased their share of total non- food sales as stores sales slipped further into negative territory.

“While online clearly remains the primary driver of sales growth for UK retailers, shoppers are no longer thinking in channels and are more and more often using both digital and physical stores as part of their customer journey from initial consideration to the actual transaction. Today’s figures re-emphasise the need for physical stores to be a destination for retail experiences rather than specifically and solely for the sales transaction itself.”

David McCorquodale, Head of Retail, KPMG
“Online sales slowed in June, up just 9 per cent versus a record month last year. The gloomy weather failed to persuade shoppers onto the virtual aisles which meant summer fashion sales resembled tumble-weed on a catwalk and footwear sales flip-flopped considerably. Rather than browse new summer collections, consumers instead preferred to accessorize with hats, scarves and bangles.

“Well timed advertising campaigns sparked sales of electricals as consumers’ sort out new TVs and the latest high-tech mobile phones to catch the Euro 2016 action at home and on-the-go.

“With the referendum fallout still uncertain, retailers will need to make sure all channels are ready and resilient to cope with the impact of a Brexit.”

For Media Enquiries:
Zoe Maddison
British Retail Consortium
T 0207 854 8924
E Zoe.Maddison@brc.org.uk

Source: BRC

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) expressed strong opposition to any effort to repeal debit swipe fee reforms

Arlington , VA, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a letter to leaders of the House Financial Services Committee, more than 100 other businesses, including many members of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) expressed strong opposition to any effort to repeal debit swipe fee reforms.

Swipe fee reform, also known as the Durbin Amendment, passed the Senate in 2010 with 64 votes and was included in the Dodd Frank Financial Reform Law. The reforms require that the fees banks and card networks charge every time a debit card is swiped are “reasonable and proportionate to the cost of processing the transaction.” Prior to the passage of reforms, card networks utilized their overwhelming market power to raise fees at will. Swipe fees are estimated to cost merchants and consumers $50 billion every year.

“As cornerstones in the business community, we are staunch supporters of free enterprise, and generally do not support any market intervention unless they are not functioning efficiently. Credit and debit card acceptance is a prime example of a nonfunctioning marketplace,” said the signers of the letter.

“Debit card reforms have been a major step in the right direction, and any removal of those reforms would be a monumental step in the wrong direction for U.S. businesses and consumers,” they concluded.

Two proposals before the committee, the Financial CHOICE Act, introduced by Chairman Jeb Hensarling and H.R. 5465, introduced by Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), would fully repeal the reforms enacted in 2010.

“Repealing Durbin would once again allow the largest banks and card networks to impose outrageous fees on merchants across the country, while hurting everyone outside Wall Street,” said Austen Jensen, RILA’s vice president for government affairs. “RILA and the broader merchant community will fight any effort to repeal these reforms and we urge members of Congress to do the same.”

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 domestically and abroad.

Contact:

Brian Dodge
Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 703-600-2017
Email: brian.dodge@rila.org

Source: RILA

El jurado del “Premio EROSKI de la Juventud” estará formado por 300 jóvenes entre 18 y 25 años

Donostia-San Sebastián, España, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — EROSKI ha alcanzado un acuerdo de colaboración con el Festival de San Sebastián para patrocinar el Premio EROSKI de la Juventud en la próxima edición del Festival.

“El carácter participativo del premio, abierto a la ciudadanía y a las nuevas generaciones es muy coherente con nuestra identidad cooperativa” ha declarado Josean Yela, director de relaciones externas de EROSKI.

Por su parte Jose Luis Rebordinos, director General del Festival, ha agradecido el apoyo de la cooperativa “Es importante que EROSKI, una marca tan integrada en nuestra sociedad, se sume a la familia del Zinemaldia y apoye los esfuerzos para que las nuevas generaciones se aproximen a las nuevas formas del lenguaje cinematográfico y acudan a disfrutar del cine”.

Las películas de “Nuev@s Director@s” y las de la sección “Horizontes Latinos” que sean primera o segunda obra de su director optarán a este premio. El jurado oficial del Premio EROSKI de la Juventud estará formado por 300 jóvenes, entre 18 y 25 años, que votarán las películas a concurso. El resultado de sus votaciones se dará a conocer a diario. Asimismo, los jóvenes del jurado participarán en la entrega del premio, que se desarrollará el 24 de septiembre, último día del Festival, a las 18:45 horas en el K2, y se dará también a conocer en la gala de clausura de la 64 edición.

Datos de contacto con el Departamento de Comunicación:
944 158 642
comunicacion@eroski.es

Source: Eroski

Delhaize Group and Ahold merger expect completion before the end of July

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group and Ahold today announced that their United States subsidiaries have reached agreements with buyers to divest a total of 86 stores in a limited number of locations in which the companies’ U.S. subsidiaries both operate. These divestments are being made in connection with the United States Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) pending review of the proposed merger between the two companies. The divested stores are being sold to well-established supermarket operators.

All of the purchase agreements are subject to FTC approval. The agreements are also subject to FTC clearance and formal completion of the Delhaize Group and Ahold merger, which the companies continue to expect before the end of July.

These store locations represent 4.1% of the Ahold and Delhaize Group companies’ total combined U.S. store count and 3.2% of combined U.S. 2015 net sales.

“Selling stores is a difficult part of any merger process, given the impact on our associates, customers and communities in which we operate,” said Frans Muller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Delhaize Group. “We believe we have made every effort to identify strong buyers for these locations, and we want to thank our loyal associates and customers who have shopped our stores and supported us for so many years. Upon the completion of the merger, we will continue to maintain our local Food Lion and Hannaford brands; however, our new company scale will enable us to accelerate our local market strategies to better serve our customers with nearly 2,000 stores along the East Coast in the United States.”

The buyers of the 86 stores being divested are:

  • New Albertson’s, Inc. (part of Albertsons Companies based in Idaho), purchasing 1 Giant Food store in Salisbury, Maryland;
  • Big Y (based in Massachusetts), purchasing 8 Hannaford stores in eastern Massachusetts;
  • Publix (based in Florida), purchasing 10 MARTIN’S stores in Richmond, Virginia;
  • Saubel’s Markets (based in Pennsylvania), purchasing 1 Food Lion store in York, Pennsylvania
  • Supervalu (based in Minnesota), purchasing 22 Food Lion stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia;
  • Tops Markets (based in New York), purchasing 1 Stop & Shop store in Massachusetts as well as  3 Stop & Shop  stores and 2 Hannaford stores in New York; and
  • Weis Markets (based in Pennsylvania), purchasing 38 Food Lion stores in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

The divested stores are expected to be converted by the buyers to their new banners and re-opened as supermarkets after any remodeling planned by the buyers.

A full list of the locations being sold by both companies as part of this process is attached as an annex to this press release.

On June 24, 2015, Delhaize Group and Ahold announced their intention to merge. The shareholders’ meetings of both companies approved the merger in March 2016. The Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) granted its conditional approval for the merger in March 2016.  FTC clearance is the remaining regulatory approval requirement for the Ahold and Delhaize Group merger.

Please visit www.delhaizegroup.com, www.ahold.com, or www.adcombined.com for more information.

Delhaize Group 
Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in seven countries on three continents. On March 31, 2016, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3,524 stores. In 2015, Delhaize Group posted €24.4 billion ($27.1 billion) in revenues and €366 million ($407 million) in 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).

This press release is available in English, French and Dutch. You can also find it on the website http://www.delhaizegroup.com. Questions can be sent to investor@delhaizegroup.com.

Contacts:

Investor Relations: + 32 2 412 2151
Media Relations: + 32 2 412 8669
U.S. Media: Christy Phillips-Brown
+1-704-310-2221
Cphillips-brown@foodlion.com

Source: Delhaize Group

Ahold announces €1 billion capital repayment and reverse stock split to take place on July 15, 2016 after close of NYSE trading hours

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today provided further details on the €1 billion capital repayment and reverse stock split, prior to completion of the intended merger with Delhaize Group.

The capital repayment, announced on June 24, 2015, was approved by Ahold’s shareholders on March 14, 2016. Ahold and Delhaize Group continue to expect the merger to complete before the end of July, subject to regulatory clearance of the merger by the United States Federal Trade Commission.

The capital repayment and reverse stock split are expected to take place after close of New York Stock Exchange trading hours on July 15, 2016 by way of a consolidation of every 17 issued Ahold common shares into 16 common shares and a capital repayment of €1.29 per remaining share (equivalent to about €1.21 per old share).

For shareholders holding shares through Euroclear Nederland, the ex-date on Euronext Amsterdam will be July 18, 2016. For holders of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) the ex-date will be July 15, 2016. The record date for the capital repayment has been fixed at the close of trading hours on July 19, 2016. Shareholders holding their shares with a bank or broker will be informed by their respective bank or broker. Shareholders registered in the register of Ahold will be informed by Ahold about the administrative process. Holders of ADRs will be paid in U.S. dollars.

The expected timetable for the capital repayment and reverse stock split is as follows:

July 15, 2016: ex-date ADRs
July 18, 2016: ex-date common shares
July 19, 2016: record date for the capital repayment
July 21, 2016: payment date

If the number of common shares or ADRs held by any one holder is not exactly divisible by 17, banks and brokers will round positions up or down, depending on the particular contractual arrangements between the bank or broker and the shareholder.

On June 24, 2015, Ahold and Delhaize announced their intention to merge, creating an international retailer with more than 6,500 stores. The combined company, Ahold Delhaize, will bring together a portfolio of strong, trusted local brands with more than 375,000 associates serving more than 50 million customers each week in the United States and Europe.

For more information:

Ahold Investor Relations: +31 88 659 5213
Ahold Media Relations: +31 88 659 5134
ABN AMRO Corporate Broking: +31 20 344 2000 (questions related to common shares)

Deutsche Bank (questions related to ADRs):
• United States:+1 866 249 2593
• Outside the United States: +1 718 921 8137

Or visit www.delhaizegroup.com or www.adcombined.com.

Read all about the intended merger

Cautionary notice
This press release includes forward-looking statements, which do not refer to historical facts but refer to expectations based on management’s current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those included in such statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements as to the intention of Ahold to effectuate a reverse stock split, to repay approximately €1 billion to Ahold security holders and the expected closing of the intended merger between Ahold and Delhaize Group before the end of July to sell certain stores to certain buyers and to complete their merger in the second half of July, 2016, subject to FTC clearance. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond Ahold’s ability to control or estimate precisely, such as discussed in Ahold’s public filings and other disclosures. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Koninklijke Ahold N.V. does not assume any obligation to update any public information or forward-looking statements in this release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as may be required by law. Outside the Netherlands, Koninklijke Ahold N.V., being its registered name, presents itself under the name of “Royal Ahold” or simply “Ahold.

Contact details:

Royal Ahold
Provincialeweg 11
1506 MA Zaandam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 88 659 9111

Source: Ahold

Starbucks comments on its price adjustment in U.S. company-operated stores

Seattle, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — On July 12, Starbucks made a small price adjustment in U.S. company-operated stores. Depending on the market, customers will experience increases of 10 to 20 cents on select sizes of brewed coffee, and 10 to 30 cents on espresso beverages and tea lattes. We expect the average customer ticket to increase by about 1 percent as a result of these beverage adjustments, however, 65 percent of beverage prices have not changed.

Pricing is continually evaluated on a product-by-product and market-by-market basis in our stores in order to balance business needs while continuing to provide value to our loyal customers. We are committed to providing value to our customers in meaningful ways, including Starbucks Rewards, special in-store promotions and competitive pricing, and believe that our approach to value properly balances the experience we provide customers with our need to effectively run our business.

Media contact:

Global
Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.co

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Starbucks comments on its price adjustment in U.S. company-operated stores
Starbucks comments on its price adjustment in U.S. company-operated stores

 

Source: Starbucks

Starbucks mobile payment experience launches in China

SHANGHAI, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its continuous investments to deliver an exceptional customer experience in China, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced the launch of the Starbucks mobile payment experience aimed at providing My Starbucks Rewards® (MSR) members access to a fast, seamless and convenient way to pay for purchases, using their pre-loaded Starbucks Gift Card, at more than 2,200 stores nationwide, via their mobile devices.

“Our customers in China have a very high expectation of their digital experience and we are thrilled that the new mobile payment experience will enhance and transform the way we connect and build a meaningful relationship with them,” said Belinda Wong, president, Starbucks China. “With the ongoing seismic shift in consumer behavior due to mobile technology, Starbucks is committed to exploring new ways to leverage digital innovations to deliver an elevated Starbucks Experience to our customers. We are confident our social, web, mobile, loyalty and card assets will deliver greater value and convenience to our customers, while further differentiating the brand in China.”

Digital and Loyalty Platforms Transforming Customer Connections Beyond Retail
The Starbucks mobile payment experience builds on a rapidly expanding portfolio of digital innovations in China. Starbucks first launched the Starbucks Gift cards in 2014 to enable its customers to foster deeper connections with their friends and loved ones by sharing a simple act of kindness and care, through a cup of handcrafted Starbucks beverage.

Starbucks MSR members can now pre-load their Starbucks gift cards in stores across China and bundle the cards to their password-protected Starbucks China Mobile App (version 4.0) to enjoy the convenience of the Starbucks mobile payment experience. In addition to the ease of paying for in-store purchases by scanning a bar code linked to a registered Starbucks MSR Card, Starbucks MSR members will also be able to manage their Starbucks Card account, check their card balance and find a nearby Starbucks store with the store locator feature. In addition, the app will engage and reward Starbucks most loyal customers by making it easier to earn, track and redeem rewards, like complimentary beverages and other special promotions.

Around the world, Starbucks occupies a front-row seat at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds like no other company anywhere in or out of retail. Starbucks will learn from it experiences around the world to bring to China the most relevant innovations to seamlessly integrate its store and the digital experience so as to consistently exceed the expectations of its Chinese customers.

Media contact:

Global
Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.com

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Starbucks mobile payment experience launches in China
Starbucks mobile payment experience launches in China

 

Source: Starbucks

Starbucks launches new beverages and treats in its summer menu

Seattle, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Summer is in full swing at Starbucks, with refreshing new beverages and treats at participating stores in the United States and Canada.

Starting today (July 12), customers can enjoy the new sweetly tart Teavana® Shaken Berry Sangria Herbal Tea or the new Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, the company’s first iced beverage that features coconut milk. Affogato-style Frappuccino® blended beverage is also joining Starbucks summer menu, along with Megpies artisan tarts.

What’s New?
New Teavana Shaken Berry Sangria Herbal Tea was inspired by the medley of fruit flavors that are often at their peak ripeness and juiciness during the summer. The beverage starts with freshly-brewed Teavana® Iced Passion Tango™ Tea, a blend of hibiscus, lemongrass and apple flavors, and a sangria syrup with four juice concentrates – peach, elderberry, blood orange, and raspberry. The tea is hand-shaken with apple juice, berries, orange slices and ice for a refreshingly vibrant tea with a sweet and tart finish.

Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato features espresso shots poured over chilled coconut milk and combined with a hint of white chocolate mocha sauce. The beverage is finished with caramel sauce in a double crosshatch pattern and a swirl of mocha sauce to create five layers of espresso sweetness.

Inspired by the classic Italian dessert, Starbucks Affogato-style Frappuccino blended beverage in available stores this summer. For the beverage, a barista pours a shot of espresso over a finished Starbucks Frappuccino; the hot espresso mingles with the icy Frappuccino to create creamy pockets of coffee. Three Frappuccino blended beverages are featured Affogato-style: Vanilla Bean, Caramel and Mocha, although any Frappuccino can be ordered Affogato-style with a shot of espresso poured on top.

For a sweet afternoon treat, customers can try Megpies all-natural artisan tarts. It started with an idea from the Megpies owner Meghan Ritchie, who crafted these tiny pockets in her kitchen and sold them on her Brooklyn stoop to passersby. Available in participating Starbucks stores in two flavors – Strawberry and Cinnamon Sugar.

Summer refreshment at Starbucks
Starbucks line-up of refreshment, also includes cold coffee favorites Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, Nitro Cold Brew (in select stores) and Starbucks Doubleshot on Ice. Customers can also enjoy the special summertime Frappuccino blended beverages, including Caramel Waffle Cone Frappuccino, S’mores Frappuccino, and Mini Frappuccino beverages. After 3 p.m., Starbucks Sunset Menu includes icy Granitas, blended treats in three flavors: Caramel Espresso, Teavana® Youthberry® White Tea and Strawberry Lemon Limeade.

Media contact:

Global
Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.com

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Starbucks launches new beverages and treats in its summer menu
Starbucks launches new beverages and treats in its summer menu

 

Source: Starbucks

Lidl awarded ‘Supermarket of the Year’ at this year’s Good Houskeeping Food Awards

LONDON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lidl has triumphed at this year’s Good Houskeeping Food Awards, walking away with the coveted title of ‘Supermarket of the Year’ at the ceremony last night.

The award, voted for by readers of the magazine, has been running for over a decade, with Waitrose consistently walking away with the title for a number of years.The win comes as the supermarket goes from strength to strength, continuing to reign as the UK’s fastest growing supermarket, with growth of 16.7% in the period 52 weeks to 19th June 2016 (according to Kantar Worldpanel, Till Roll).

This week also marks the launch of the next chapter of Lidl’s marketing campaign #LidlSurprises. With a history of tactical price led advertising, the first Lidl Surprises campaign marked a major step change for the retailer, putting real customers at the heart of its marketing campaigns. For its latest activity, the supermarket bravely approached real-life sceptics – discovered via social media and independent market research – offering them the opportunity to see for themselves how Lidl’s products are produced, while their genuine experiences could be filmed for the advert.

Commenting on the award, Lidl UK Commercial Director Ryan McDonnell said: “This is an incredible achievement and a great reward for all of the hard work put in by Lidl UK employees across the business over the past year.

More and more people are coming to Lidl for their main shop. This award helps  to reinforce the growing trust and loyalty that customers in the UK have in us, particularly as this award was voted for by readers of Good Housekeeping.”

The win followed Lidl being crowned ‘Own Brand Spirits Retailer of the Year’ at the International Spirits Challenge just hours earlier for the second year running.

Lidl UK Spirits Buyer Hannah Cvetkovic said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised as Spirits Retailer of the Year for the second year in a row. We launched a premium spirits range last Christmas which included a single malt Islay whisky and an artisan gin at unbelievably low prices, which was received incredibly well by our customers. This award confirms that Lidl has sealed its place as a bona fide drinks retailer, showing that old preconceptions held by consumers in the UK have changed.”

The awards are Lidl’s third ‘retailer of the year’ accolade in only a month having been awarded ‘Mid-Size Store of the Year’ at the MSC Awards earlier in June.

Contact:
0800 977 7766
0370 444 1234

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Lidl awarded ‘Supermarket of the Year’ at this year’s Good Houskeeping Food Awards
Lidl awarded ‘Supermarket of the Year’ at this year’s Good Houskeeping Food Awards

Source: Lidl

NRF and Hackett Associates report: Import cargo volume to increase this month as merchants stock up for the back-to-school season

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should see a small-but-significant increase this month as merchants stock up for the back-to-school season, then see a larger wave in late summer and fall for the holiday shopping season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

“Back-to-school and the holidays are the two biggest shopping seasons of the year for retailers and these numbers reflect that,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “After a year of difficult comparisons in the wake of the West Coast ports slowdown, we’re finally starting to see normal trends. Some numbers are still down from last year, but the pattern of building up toward the big seasons has returned.”

Ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.63 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units in May, the latest month for which after-the-fact numbers are available. That was up 12.8 percent from April and 1.1 percent from May 2015. One TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent.

June was estimated at 1.56 million TEU, down 0.5 percent from the same month last year. July is forecast at 1.64 million TEU, up 1.4 percent from last year; August at 1.65 million TEU, down 2 percent; September at 1.58 million TEU, down 2.6 percent; October at 1.62 million TEU, up 4.4 percent, and November at 1.52 million TEU, up 2.8 percent. Even though volume will be lower than the same month last year, August is expected to be the peak shipping month of the year.

The first half of 2016 is expected to total 8.99 million TEU, up 1.5 percent from the same period in 2015. Total volume for 2015 was 18.2 million TEU, up 5.4 percent from 2014.

“Trade is holding on to a small margin of growth, but this growth comes in the face of some adverse statistics as well as positive ones,” Hackett Associates Founder Ben Hackett said. “The good news is that retail sales have remained positive as the consumer continues to cautiously spend. The hope is that this spending will continue.”

Global Port Tracker, which is produced for NRF by the consulting firm Hackett Associates, covers the U.S. ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma on the West Coast; New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, Savannah, Port Everglades and Miami on the East Coast, and Houston on the Gulf Coast. The report is free to NRF retail members, and subscription information is available at www.nrf.com/PortTracker or by calling (202) 783-7971. Subscription information for non-members can be found at www.globalporttracker.com.

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

Hackett Associates provides expert consulting, research and advisory services to the international maritime industry, government agencies and international institutions.www.hackettassociates.com

Contact:

J. Craig Shearman
(202) 626-8134

press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press

Source: NRF

Forever 21 partners with Vision Street Wear on an exclusive 17-piece capsule apparel collection

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forever 21, one of the world’s largest and most recognized independent fashion retailers, has partnered with Vision Street Wear, the original skate and street wear brand, on an exclusive 17-piece capsule collection of apparel for women and men.

“Vision is one of the originators of street wear,” said Linda Chang, Vice President Merchandising Forever 21. “Bringing a fashion-forward capsule collection to our customers with a brand that also continues to innovate and push the boundaries of style and design was a natural fit.”

Vision Street Wear’s collaboration with Forever 21 revitalizes the iconic ‘90s trend of fusing music and skate with street wear.  The collection features modern, updated styles including bodysuits, bomber jackets, cropped t-shirts, shorts, tanks and lounge wear all of which showcase the brand’s iconic logo.

“Forever 21 is renowned for connecting with today’s fashion trend-seeking audience and Vision Street Wear has been associated with creating its own trends since the inception of U.S. skate culture, making this collaboration the perfect marriage,” said Nick Woodhouse, President and CMO, ABG, owner of the Vision Street Wear brand. “We are excited to share this interpretation of Vision with a whole new generation.”

The Forever 21 x Vision Street Wear collection will launch on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Japan and U.S. stores, and on Forever21.com. Customers are encouraged to share their favorite Forever 21 x Vision Street Wear look using the hashtag, #F21xVision, on their social platforms.

ABOUT FOREVER 21
Forever 21, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is a fashion retailer of women’s, men’s and kids clothing and accessories and is known for offering the hottest, most current fashion trends at a great value to consumers. This model operates by keeping the store exciting with new merchandise brought in daily. Founded in 1984, Forever 21 operates more than 730 stores in 48 countries with retailers in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Mexico, Philippines and United Kingdom. For more information please visit: www.newsroom.forever21.com

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Intershop Commerce Suite ranked number three in Gartner’s ‘Critical Capabilities for Digital Commerce’ report

Jena, Germany, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop has been recognized for its ability to meet leading-edge market requirements in the newly published ‘Critical Capabilities for Digital Commerce’ by Gartner for its Commerce Suite. The document evaluated 19 vendors’ digital commerce platforms using 14 critical product capabilities and five use cases to assist IT leaders and those responsible for digital commerce in their platform selection. Intershop Commerce Suite was ranked number three for all use cases.

Gartner’s assessment of a platform’s critical capabilities and scoring was based on weighted averages from three sources: product capabilities as described by the vendor, Gartner client feedback and vendor reference customers. The Critical Capabilities research focused exclusively on assessing differentiated product and feature functionality. Vendors were evaluated on their products’ ability to provide appropriate functionality in five different, unique use case scenarios:

  • Complex, Diverse and Large Operations
  • Multiple Channels
  • Selling Globally
  • Selling to Consumers
  • Selling to Other Organizations

“Intershop is rated in the top three in all of the use cases. We feel the research clearly shows that our Commerce Suite is a great choice for organizations which want to fully leverage the potential of digital commerce” commented Jochen Wiechen, CEO of Intershop. “We are constantly working to improve and expand our platform to help our customers meet the fast changing demands and challenges of selling in a connected world. We are pleased that Gartner’s report has recognized us for the broad functionality we offer, including the now completely integrated order management capabilities of the Intershop Commerce Suite.”

Gartner evaluated the platforms against the following critical product capabilities:

  • Organization/Brand Complexity
  • Product Diversity
  • Product Management Breadth
  • Commerce Search
  • Multichannel
  • Mobility
  • Localization
  • Consumer Buyer Personalization
  • Corporate Buyer Personalization
  • Master Data Management (MDM)
  • Web Content Management (WCM)
  • Configure Price Quote (CPQ)
  • Order Management/Distributed Order Management (OM/DOM)
  • Payments

Gartner Disclaimer
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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, Würth, 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 www.intershop.com.

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.

Contact:

Heide Rausch
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Source: Intershop

NACS survey: Overall consumer optimism about the U.S. economy increased three points to 47% in July

ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumer optimism increased to its highest level since March as gas prices reversed a four-month climb and dropped 12 cents per gallon last month, according to the latest national consumer survey released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS).

Overall consumer optimism about the U.S. economy increased three points to 47% in July, but there were significant demographic variations. Six in 10 younger consumers (60%) ages 18–34 say that they are optimistic, compared to only 37% of those ages 50 or older.

Gas prices remain much lower than they have been in recent summers. This month’s reported price of $2.26 per gallon is 53 cents lower than the reported price of $2.79 in July 2015. As gas prices have declined, U.S. fuel consumers are less likely to say that gas prices significantly affect their feelings about the economy. Just one in five (22%) of fuel consumers say gas prices have a “great impact” on their feelings about the economy, the lowest number since NACS began surveying in January 2013.

Not only are consumer less concerned about current prices, they also feel good about future price changes. Only four in 10 (41%) consumers expect gas prices to increase over the next 30 days, the lowest percentage since February. And they say that prices would have to reach an average of $4.71—more than double today’s prices—before they would consider alternatives to driving or significantly reduce the amount that they drive.

The boost in consumer optimism regarding the economy may not immediately translate into a boost for the economy. Only one in five consumers (20%) say they will drive more over the coming month and only one in six consumers (16%) say they will spend more money shopping at all retail locations this month. However, both percentages are in line with historical averages for the month.

Fuel efficiency may also play a role in optimism. Consumers say their vehicle’s average fuel efficiency increased to 25.2 miles per gallon, the highest level since NACS began conducting monthly consumer surveys in 2013. As a result, average miles per dollar—a calculation that examines gas prices related to vehicle fuel efficiency—increased to 11.2 miles per dollar.

“Monthly changes in gas prices clearly affect consumer sentiment. The question is how much any future price drops can push optimism higher at a time when consumers still have broader political concerns, especially as the national conventions loom,” said Jeff Lenard, NACS vice president of strategic industry initiatives.

NACS, which represents the convenience store industry that sells 80% of the gas in the United States, conducts monthly consumer surveys to gauge how gas prices affect broader economic trends. The survey was conducted online by Penn Schoen Berland; 1,101 U.S. adults who purchase fuel for a vehicle such as a car, truck or van at least once per month were surveyed July 5–8, 2016. Summary results are available at nacsonline.com/fuelssurvey.

Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS (nacsonline.com) is the international association for convenience and fuel retailing. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 154,000 stores across the country, conducts 160 million transactions a day, sells 80% of the fuel purchased in the country and had total sales of $575 billion in 2015. NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,700 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.

Contact:

For media interviews/comments contact Jeff Lenard.

Source: NACS

CarMax now hiring more than 130 associates for its second store in the Bay Area

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is currently hiring more than 130 associates for the company’s second store in the Bay Area. The store is scheduled to open in November 2016 at 44100 Christy Street and will stock 200 to 300 used vehicles of nearly every make and model.

The Fremont launch continues CarMax’s expansion into the Bay Area, recently opening its first regional location in Pleasanton on May 18, 2016, with a third store in Santa Rosa scheduled to open this November. CarMax will announce more than 40 jobs for the Santa Rosa store later this summer, bringing more than 200 jobs to the Bay Area region this year.

With competitive pay and benefits; and a foundation built around integrity, trust and giving back; CarMax has been named one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® 12 consecutive years. Applications are now being accepted on the retailer’s website at http://jobs.carmax.com.

Who is CarMax Hiring?

  • CarMax is seeking applicants for full and part-time positions.
  • Available positions include sales, business office, and service operations positions including inventory, service advisors and technicians.
  • Technicians require previous automotive experience, however most positions do not.
  • Many CarMax associates have worked for other major retailers, such as Target, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart and Macy’s.

How Can Job Seekers Apply?

Why Work at CarMax?

  • CarMax is committed to hiring people with strong values of integrity, transparency and respect. We live these values every day and they drive how we treat our associates and our customers.
  • CarMax offers unmatched training and support for associate career growth.
  • CarMax offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Stores are equipped with climate controlled, state-of-the-art service bays with quality equipment, and associates also receive discounts on car purchases and other services.
  • CarMax is recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® (12 consecutive years), 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, and 20 Best Workplaces in Retail, as well as one of TRAINING Magazine’s “Training Top 125” companies in America.

About CarMax
CarMax, a member of the FORTUNE 500 and the S&P 500 is the nation’s largest retailer of used vehicles. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, CarMax currently operates 162 superstores in 81 markets. The CarMax consumer offer features low, no-haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used vehicles, and superior customer service. During the 12 months ending February 29, 2016, the company retailed 619,936 used cars and sold 394,437 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

Media Contact:

Beth Singer
CarMax Public Relations
(804) 747-0422 ext. 3447
pr@carmax.com
@CarMax
facebook.com/CarMax

Source: Carmax

CarMax now hiring more than 40 associates for its new store in Maple Shade, NJ

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is currently hiring more than 40 associates for the company’s new store in Maple Shade, NJ. The store is scheduled to open in September 2016 at 531 Route 38 West.
This location is CarMax’s 2nd store in New Jersey; the first store opened April 2015 in Turnersville. Applications are now being accepted on the retailer’s website at http://jobs.carmax.com.

Who is CarMax Hiring?

  • CarMax is seeking applicants for full and part-time positions.
  • Available positions include sales, business office, and service operations positions including inventory, service advisors and technicians.
  • Technicians require previous automotive experience, however most positions do not.
  • Many CarMax associates have worked for other major retailers, such as Target, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart and Macy’s.

How Can Job Seekers Apply?

Why Work at CarMax?

  • CarMax is committed to hiring people with strong values of integrity, transparency and respect. We live these values every day and they drive how we treat our associates and our customers.
  • CarMax offers unmatched training and support for associate career growth.
  • CarMax offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Stores are equipped with climate controlled, state-of-the-art service bays with quality equipment, and associates also receive discounts on car purchases and other services.
  • CarMax is recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® (12 consecutive years), 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity, and 20 Best Workplaces in Retail, as well as one of TRAINING Magazine’s “Training Top 125” companies in America.

About CarMax
CarMax, a member of the FORTUNE 500 and the S&P 500 is the nation’s largest retailer of used vehicles. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, CarMax currently operates 162 superstores in 81 markets. The CarMax consumer offer features low, no-haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used vehicles, and superior customer service. During the 12 months ending February 29, 2016, the company retailed 619,936 used cars and sold 394,437 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

Media Contact

Beth Singer
CarMax Public Relations
(804) 747-0422 ext. 3447
pr@carmax.com
@CarMax
facebook.com/CarMax

Source: Carmax