Overstock.com to announce second quarter financial results for the period ending June 30, 2016 on August 4, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) is scheduled to release second quarter financial results for the period ending June 30, 2016 on Thursday, August 4, 2016 after the market closes. The company has scheduled a conference call and webcast for 4:30 p.m. ET that day to discuss these results. The company will take questions via email. Please email all questions in advance of the call to ir@overstock.com.

Webcast information
To access the live webcast and presentation slides, go to http://investors.overstock.com. To listen to the conference call via telephone, dial (877) 673-5346 and enter conference ID 50419172 when prompted. Participants outside the U.S. or Canada who do not have Internet access should dial +1 (724) 498-4326 and enter the conference ID provided above.

A replay of the conference call will be available at http://investors.overstock.com starting two hours after the live call has ended. An audio replay of the webcast will be available via telephone starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 4, 2016, through 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 18, 2016. To listen to the recorded webcast by phone, dial (855) 859-2056 and enter the conference ID provided above. Outside the U.S. or Canada, dial +1 (404) 537-3406 and enter the conference ID provided above.

About Overstock.com
Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products at low prices, including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, and jewelry. Additional stores within Overstock include Worldstock.com, dedicated to selling artisan-crafted products to help developing nations around the world and Main Street Revolution, supporting small-scale entrepreneurs in the U.S. by providing them with a national customer base. Other community-focused initiatives include Farmers Market and pet adoptions.  Forbes ranked Overstock in its list of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014. Overstock sells internationally under the name O.co and regularly posts information about the company and other related matters under Investor Relations on its website (http://www.overstock.com and http://www.o.co).

O, Overstock.com, O.com, O.co, Club O, Main Street Revolution, Worldstock, and O Village are registered trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc.  O.biz and Space Shift are also trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc.  Other service marks, trademarks, and trade names which may be referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include all statements other than statements of historical fact.  Additional information regarding factors that could materially affect results and the accuracy of the forward-looking statements contained herein may be found in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 which was filed with the SEC on May 5, 2016, and any subsequent filings with the SEC.

Media Contact:

Mark Delcorps
Overstock.com, Inc.
+1 (801) 947-3564

Investor Contact:

Mark Harden
Overstock.com, Inc.
+1 (801) 947-5409

Source: Overstock.com, Inc.

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores launches “Let’s Begin” campaign to invite customers to take small steps toward a healthier lifestyle

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores launches “Let’s Begin” campaign to invite customers to take small steps toward a healthier lifestyle

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores launches “Let’s Begin” campaign to invite customers to take small steps toward a healthier lifestyle


Fair Oaks, CA, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine Stores has launched a new, multi-dimensional effort to share their vision of health and wellness with customers. The campaign entitled, “Let’s Begin” invites customers to take small steps toward a healthier lifestyle through education, personal goal setting and sharing.

“We want to change the way the world eats, one plate at a time,” said Michael Teel, President, CEO & Owner. “Raley’s has been in our family for over 80 years and I want to empower change in the methods in which food and resources are delivered to our customers. I know our stores have the ability to be a trusted source of information for our customers to meet their personal health needs.”

Small, progressive (incremental) changes in food choices and lifestyle options can make a significant impact over time. As each individual’s food journey is a unique experience, Raley’s hopes to educate customers and help them select healthier choices.

Raley’s has developed new resources on their website Raleys.com to support customers’ personal goals.  The website will update weekly to share insight on how to buy products, how to eat real food and how to eat healthier on a budget.

“Learning more about your food — where it comes from, how it was made and how personal choices affect your body — can be revolutionary to your health,” said Emmie Satrazemis, Raley’s Wellness Evangelist. “Your health is an accumulation of all the choices you make over a lifetime, so every snack, every sip and every meal is an opportunity to tip the odds in your favor. It only takes small and simple changes, like drinking more water or cooking more of your meals at home, to make a big difference.”

While a food journey is a personal endeavor, studies show that support and motivation from others increases chances of success in making healthy changes. Raley’s customers and team members are encouraged to share ‘how they will begin’ to make healthier choices, via social media using the hashtag #LetsBegin. In addition, the campaign includes comprehensive marketing elements, including new digital marketing, radio ads, Something Extra specialized email content, and a new TV commercial that will premiere at the start of the Olympic Games. The website also offers an early look at the new “Let’s Begin” commercial.

Chelsea Minor
Director of PR and Public Affairs

Source: Raley’s Family of Fine Stores


McDonald’s Corporation announces the retirement of Chief Administrative Officer Pete Bensen

OAK BROOK, IL, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) today announces the retirement of Chief Administrative Officer Pete Bensen after 20 years with the company on September 2, 2016.

“Throughout his career with McDonald’s, Pete has been a strategic partner, a tireless advocate and an influential contributor to our brand’s success,” McDonald’s President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said. “We thank him for his steadfast leadership and his valuable expertise. We know Pete has looked forward to spending more time with his family, and we wish them all the best.”

As a result of Mr. Bensen’s retirement, McDonald’s will announce additional organizational changes in the coming weeks.

“After two decades with McDonald’s, few things mean more to me than this brand, but one of those things is family. I’m proud of the work we’ve done here at McDonald’s and, in particular, over the past 20 months,” Mr. Bensen said. “I look forward to seeing the System go even further and becoming the modern and progressive burger company we all know McDonald’s will be.”

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


Chris Stent

Terri Hickey

Source: McDonald’s Corporation

Coop-Nachwuchs mit Rekordleistung

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bei Coop schliessen dieses Jahr 99 Prozent der Lernenden – also 979 Jugendliche – ihre Ausbildung erfolgreich ab. Das ist absoluter Rekord. Die beste Lehrabgängerin der Coop-Gruppe besteht Ihre Lehre bei Coop Vitality mit der Note 6.0. Dank arbeitsmarktorientiertem Ausbildungsprogramm und der Begleitung durch engagierte Berufsbildner und Lernendenbetreuer bereitet Coop als zweitgrösste Lehrstellenanbieterin der Schweiz jedes Jahr insgesamt über 3’000 Lernende auf den «Ernst des Lebens» vor.

Die Coop-Gruppe beschäftigt insgesamt 3’410 Lernende im In- und Ausland, davon 570 im internationalen Grosshandel. Jedes Jahr nehmen über 1’000 Jugendliche ihre Lehre bei Coop in Angriff. Ihre Erfolgsquote beim Lehrabschluss lag 2016 bei ausgezeichneten 99 Prozent. Die Bestleistung liefert Lauris Auch von Coop Vitality. Sie schliesst Ihre Ausbildung zur Pharma-Assistentin mit einer Abschlussnote von 6.0 ab. Mehr als 67 Prozent der Lernenden erhalten eine Festanstellung und setzen ihren Berufsweg bei Coop fort. Dazu gehört auch Eren Gökalp, der seine Ausbildung zum Logistiker EFZ bei Coop erfolgreich abgeschlossen hat: «Ich bleibe weiterhin bei Coop und zwar als Disponent im Leitstand der Verteilzentrale Frenkendorf. Später möchte ich mal eine Weiterbildung zum Logistikfachmann beginnen.»

Erfolgreiche Investition in die Zukunft
«In diesen drei Jahren konnte ich viel Erfahrung sammeln. Auch die Verantwortung, welche mir während dieser Zeit übertragen wurde, ist ein Zeichen für das Vertrauen in uns Lernende.» Vera Cavin hat gerade ihre Lehre zur Kauffrau EFZ bei Coop abgeschlossen und weiss, wovon sie spricht und was die 1’171 Jugendlichen erwartet, die heute ihre Grundbildung bei Coop in der ganzen Schweiz beginnen. Die Lernenden starten in 31 verschiedenen Lehrberufen, die vom Verkauf über Logistik, Verwaltung, Systemgastronomie und Produktion bis zum Transportwesen reichen. In diesem Jahr wurde zudem der neue Beruf Strassentransportpraktiker bei Coop@home in das Lehrstellenangebot aufgenommen.

Beste Karrierechancen bei Coop
«Die Lehrzeit ist letztlich nur ein Abschnitt und der Anfang von etwas anderem. Ich möchte bei Coop Karriere machen und mich nach und nach auf der Leiter nach oben bewegen», sagt Grégory Faye, der gerade seine Ausbildung zum Detailhandelsfachmann abgeschlossen hat. Seine Karrierechancen stehen gut. Denn Coop fördert junge Talente in den eigenen Reihen und besetzt so über 75% der Kaderstellen intern. Beispielhaft sind hier die Verkaufsberufe. Denn vor allem hier sind die Chancen, früh Führungsverantwortung zu übernehmen, ausgezeichnet.

Für den Lehrbeginn im August 2017 sind bereits wieder über 1’000 neue Lehrstellen geplant.

Bilder zum Download


Urs Meier, Leiter Medienstelle
Tel. +41 61 336 71 10

Ramón Gander, Mediensprecher
Tel. +41 61 336 71 67

Nadja Ruch, Mediensprecherin
Tel. +41 61 336 71 87

Source: Coop

The Home Depot® to hold its 2Q2016 Earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, August 16

ATLANTA, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, announced today that it will hold its Second Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call on Tuesday, August 16, at 9 a.m. ET.

A webcast will be available by logging onto http://earnings.homedepot.com and selecting the Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call icon. The webcast will be archived and available beginning at approximately noon on August 16.

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,275 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2015, The Home Depot had sales of $88.5 billion and earnings of $7.0 billion. The Company employs more than 385,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.

For all other inquiries including Customer Care issues please call The Home Depot Store Support Center at 1-770-433-8211, or toll free 1-800-654-0688.

Email: investor_relations@homedepot.com
IR Coordinator: 770-384-2871

SOURCE: The Home Depot

Kroger to hold open interviews in its stores nationwide on Tuesday, August 9

CINCINNATI, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that it will hold open interviews in its stores nationwide on Tuesday, August 9. To make applying online even easier, Kroger launched “mobile apply” which allows job-seekers to submit applications through their smartphones or tablet devices.

Interested candidates may apply at jobs.kroger.com and simply return to a store on August 9 between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., no appointment necessary.

“Our growth continues to create job openings across the country for friendly, hard-working associates to join our team, including many roles on our new ClickList teams,” said Tim Massa, Kroger’s group vice president of human resources and labor relations. “Our stores are filled with incredible opportunities to advance and a variety of career paths. If you love people and love food, Kroger just might be the place for you. Applying to work at our family of stores is easier than ever with open interviews and the ability to apply from anywhere.”

This is the second one-day hiring event Kroger is hosting this year. The company hired more than 11,496 new associates during its May 14 event. Kroger plans a third hiring event, open exclusively to military veterans and their family members, in November.

Over the last eight years, Kroger has created more than 74,000 permanent, new jobs. This figure does not include jobs created as a result of capital investment, such as temporary construction jobs, nor does it include increases due to the company’s mergers.

Kroger’s total active workforce grew by more than 9,000 during 2015. More than 90 percent of the new jobs are in the company’s supermarket divisions, ranging from full-time department heads and assistant store managers to part-time courtesy clerks and cashiers. The company hired more than 7,000 veterans in 2015, and has hired more than 35,000 veterans since 2009.

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.


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


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

Corporate Switchboard
(513) 762-4000

SOURCE: The Kroger Co.

Topaz’s ‘Small Change, for Big Change’ fundraising campaign raised €100,000 in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, proudly announced today that they have raised €100,000 in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, predominantly through its ‘Small Change, for Big Change’ fundraising campaign.

The ‘Small Change for Big Change’ fundraising campaign is part of an ongoing, three-year charity partnership that will see €400,000 in vital funding raised for the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation. To date, the provision of 6,250 hours of vital home nursing care to families has been provided through the support of both Topaz staff and customers.

Topaz and Re.Store customers can continue to pledge their support to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation by donating their unwanted, loose Lego bricks in-store, with the ‘LEGO® Exchange’ fundraising drive. Customers can also support the fundraising efforts and be in with a chance to win their local GAA county shirt by donating €2 at their local Topaz or Re.Store throughout the next 4 weeks as part of local fundraising efforts.

Speaking at today’s (27 Jul 2016) announcement, Jonathan Irwin, CEO and Founder of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation welcomed the fundraising partnership saying:
“I am delighted to be at the Topaz City Avenue site today to celebrate this landmark occasion. The €100,000 that has been raised across the Topaz network already has made a big change in reminding families who have children with severe neurological issues, that they’re not alone and that others care across the country.
I would like to extend my gratitude to all the Topaz staff and customers that have given their invaluable support to those in need of a helping hand. Thank you to everyone involved and we are overwhelmed by the significant difference you continue to make’’.

Also speaking at the announcement, MJ Tierney, Brand Manager, Topaz said: “We are delighted to reach this crucial fundraising milestone and lend our ongoing support to a fantastic organisation. Through thousands of euros’ worth of small change, we in fact have made a big change to the families who need it.
Topaz is committed to continuing to do all we can to give our support to families who face incomprehensible challenges. I would sincerely like to thank our staff and our generous customers for their support to date and we ask customers to continue to help us in our efforts for this fantastic organisation.

The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, which was founded in 1997, provides direct funding to families of children up to the age of four years old suffering from severe intellectual and physical developmental delay as a result of brain damage, enabling them to purchase home nursing and respite care.

While parenting for most is about feeding, changing, teething, and wishing for a good night’s sleep, parenting for the families supported by Jack & Jill involves coping with seizures, feeding tubes and pain, alongside medication, physio appointments and hospital visits.


Topaz Head Office Tel: +353 (0)1 202 8888
Topaz Home Heat: Tel: 1850 250 650
Topaz Fax: +353 (0) 1 282 8320


Topaz's ‘Small Change, for Big Change’ fundraising campaign raised €100,000 in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation
Topaz’s ‘Small Change, for Big Change’ fundraising campaign raised €100,000 in aid of the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation


Source: Topaz

SSP America debuted portfolio of multiple award-winning proprietary brands in Airsides 1 and 3 at Orlando International Airport

London, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ —  SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has debuted a portfolio of multiple award-winning proprietary brands in Airsides 1 and 3 at Orlando International Airport (MCO). The four new food and beverage locations are inclusive of the 7-year $70 million contract awarded to SSP America last year.

SSP Americas latest openings include innovative proprietary brands with proven financial results operating in partner airports throughout North America including Vancouver International, San Diego International, New York’s John F. Kennedy International, Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental and Toronto Pearson International airports.

“Providing our passengers with a variety of world-class food and beverage options only helps to enhance their overall Orlando Experience,” says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Post security dining is essential in today’s modern airport environment and SSP America’s selection of Urban Crave, Le Grand Comptoir and Camden food co. will help us meet this growing demand.”

Michael Svagdis, president and CEO of SSP America, commented, SSP is extremely excited to showcase the strength and quality of our highly original, award-winning brands at Orlando International Airport. Thoughtfully positioned near JetBlues gates at Airside 1, our award-winning Urban Crave delivers the country’s hottest street food trend, bhn mi sandwiches, in a modern, hipster-magnet setting perfect for the JetBlue passenger. These brands allow us the opportunity to offer our airport partners innovative, specifically tailored restaurants that serve on-trend foods, draw passengers and yield excellent financial results.

SSPs new units include:
Urban Crave (Airside 1, Gates 1-9): Recognizing early on that street food was enjoying a renaissance across North America, SSP created Urban Crave, a brand that brought the first street eats to the airport arena. First opened at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport in 2011, Urban Crave became an instant hit in the industry, winning ACI North Americas Richard A. Griesbach Excellence in Airport Excellence award for Best New Food and Beverage Concept in 2011 and Airport Revenue News Best New Food & Beverage Concept in 2012. Urban Crave combines classic street food options and delivers them in a fun and contemporary style.

Le Grand Comptoir (Airside 1, Gates 20-29): Created by SSP France, Le Grand Comptoir promises today’s travelers a new level of expectation a beautifully designed travel oasis, where travelers can sit and wind down over a perfectly chosen, exquisitely presented glass of wine paired with exceptional food. Winner of multiple industry awards, Le Grand Comptoir was recently named Airport Bar of the Year at the 2016 Airport Revenue News Awards Gala in Dallas, Texas. Le Grand Comptoir has also been recognized by leading national publications including The Wall Street Journal, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure as one of the best airport bars in the world.

Camden food co. (two locations Airside 3, Gates 50-59 and Gates 40-49): Camden food co. is an SSP proprietary brand that is a travelers haven for choice and healthy eating. Camden brings a balanced approach providing an abundance of healthy options, alongside more indulgent, yet affordably priced treats, giving the consumer a vast amount of choice. First introduced to the North American market in 2009, Camden has proven its success at Vancouver International, Toronto Pearson International, New York’s John F. Kennedy International, Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental and San Diego International airports. Camden is the winner of two Airport Revenue News awards for Best New Food & Beverage Concept and Best Airport Restaurant Design.

If you are a journalist and have a press enquiry, please call:
Templemere Public Relations
+44 (0) 1306 735574

Source: SSP

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine available at all Walgreens pharmacies, including Duane Reade pharmacies in New York, and Healthcare Clinics nationwide

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens is now offering vaccinations that provide protection against most strains of serogroup B meningococcal disease (bacterial meningitis) at all of its pharmacies, including Duane Reade pharmacies in New York, and Healthcare Clinics nationwide. Vaccinations are available daily without an appointment and may be covered by insurance.

Walgreens pharmacists and Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners can administer the new meningitis B vaccines (Bexsero® or Trumenba®) in most states to individuals ages 10 through 25.* The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) specifically recommends that meningitis B vaccines may be given to provide short term protection to anyone 16 to 23 years of age.

Meningitis spreads through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions and primarily affects adolescents and young adults. Teens and adults whose immunity has faded or live in close quarters, such as college dormitories, may also be at risk.

“We support the recommendations of health officials and stress that vaccination is the best protection against meningitis,” said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations. “Walgreens pharmacists and Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners continue to play an important role in providing more convenient access to vaccinations and other preventive services, and these new vaccines can be instrumental in helping to control meningitis.”

According to the CDC, symptoms of meningitis usually are sudden onset of fever, headache and stiff neck. It can start with symptoms similar to influenza (flu) and will often also cause nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light, rash and confusion.

In addition to the meningitis B vaccines, Walgreens also offers the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccines that protect against four serogroups (A, C, W, and Y). Patients are encouraged to speak to a health care professional or pharmacist to determine their vaccination needs.

To find the nearest Walgreens, call 1-800-WALGREENS or visit www.walgreens.com.

*Vaccines are subject to availability. Age, state and health-related restrictions may apply.

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com and VisionDirect.com. More than 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.


Emily Hartwig
Office: 847-315-3316

Source: Walgreens

Shopify filed a preliminary short form base shelf prospectus for US$500,000,000 with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the SEC

Ottawa, Canada, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP)(TSX:SH) (“Shopify” or the “Company”), the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, today announced that it has filed a preliminary short form base shelf prospectus with the securities commissions in each of the provinces and territories of Canada, except Quebec, and a corresponding shelf registration statement on Form F-10 (the “Registration Statement“) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC“) under the U.S./Canada Multijurisdictional Disclosure System.

The shelf prospectus and Registration Statement, when made final or effective, will allow Shopify to offer up to US$500,000,000 of Class A subordinate voting shares, preferred shares, debt securities, warrants, subscription receipts, units, or any combination thereof, from time to time during the 25-month period that the shelf prospectus is effective. The specific terms of any future offering will be established in a prospectus supplement to the shelf prospectus, which supplement will be filed with the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the SEC.

The Registration Statement filed with the SEC has not yet become effective. No securities may be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the Registration Statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any province, state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such province, state or jurisdiction.

A copy of the preliminary short form base shelf prospectus can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and a copy of the Registration Statement can be found on EDGAR at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary short form base shelf prospectus and the Registration Statement may also be obtained by contacting the Corporate Secretary of the Company at 50 Elgin Street, 8th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2P 1L4.

About Shopify
Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations and pop-up shops. The platform also provides a merchant with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, making enterprise-level technology available to businesses of all sizes. Shopify currently powers over 275,000 businesses in approximately 150 countries and is trusted by big brands including Tesla Motors, Budweiser, Red Bull, the LA Lakers, the New York Stock Exchange, GoldieBlox, and many more.

Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Words such as “will”, “anticipates” and “intends” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

These forward-looking statements are based on Shopify’s current expectations about future events and financial trends that management believes might affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs, and on certain assumptions and analysis made by Shopify in light of the experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors management believes are appropriate. These projections, expectations, assumptions and analyses are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, events and achievements to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Although Shopify believes that the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect, and readers cannot be assured that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, including certain risk factors, many of which are beyond Shopify’s control. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent Shopify’s expectations as of the date of this news release, or as of the date they are otherwise stated to be made, and subsequent events may cause these expectations to change. Shopify undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

SOURCE: Shopify

METRO GROUP acquires a stake in Munich-based startup Shore

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP acquires a stake in the Munich-based start-up Shore, a market leader in web-based business solutions for local service providers in Europe. Shore supports small and medium-sized businesses and service providers with a cloud-based software that allows them to digitally manage their business processes. The investment in Shore is a further element of METRO GROUP’s commitment to promoting digital business models for the customers of METRO GROUP.

“Shore offers digital solutions and services aimed at simplifying and optimizing our customers’ business processes. Shore and METRO want to take the business of local service providers to the next level with digital solutions”, says Olaf Koch, Chairman of the Management Board of METRO AG. “The investment in Shore represents a further element to drive digitalization, especially in the hotel and restaurant sector.”

Alexander Henn, founder and Managing Director of Shore adds: “We are very pleased about METRO’s investment. For us it represents not only a confirmation of the quality of our software solutions, but also underscores our ambition of becoming the leading provider for the digitalisation of small, local service providers.”

Founded in 2012, the Munich-based start-up Shore has grown to become a market leader in cloud-based software for small and medium-sized businesses and local service providers in Europe. Shore offers a simple, user-friendly and, most of all, inexpensive access to a digital communication and productivity software for this target group. The product offering ranges from online booking to customer relationship management all the way to marketing tools and an efficient, iPad-assisted cash system. Restaurant owners are an important customer group for Shore services solutions.

As it does not require any IT know-how, Shore also enables small businesses to benefit from the potential offered by digital solutions, and grow. At more than 10,000 locations around one million bookings per month are meanwhile managed via the Shore platform.

METRO GROUP, which is operating in 25 countries worldwide with its sales line METRO Cash & Carry and has access to 21 million active wholesale customers, invests selectively into digital business models for its customers from the hotel and restaurant sector who benefit from digital services for their own business operations. To further drive the digitalization in the catering industry the company already back in 2015 initiated the “METRO Accelerator”, a program aimed at promoting start-ups with digital solutions for the hospitality sector, which will kick off its second round in September.

METRO GROUP is one of the most important international retailing companies. It generated sales of some €59 billion in financial year 2014/15. The company operates over 2,000 locations in 29 countries and employs more than 220,000 people. The performance of METRO GROUP is based on the strength of its sales brands, which act independently on the market: METRO/MAKRO Cash & Carry, the international leader in the self-service wholesale trade; Media Market and Saturn, the European market leader in consumer electronics retailing; and Real hypermarkets.

More information on www.metrogroup.de

The Munich-based start-up Shore offers local service-providers non-sector specific software solutions as a basis for enhanced productivity, optimised customer communication and growing sales. Shore thus enables restaurant owners, hairdressers, sports service providers, medical professionals, crafts businesses and a multitude of other service companies to benefit from the advantages and opportunities of digitalisation. In addition, Shore cooperates with various largescale customers who use its solutions for their respective store networks. The user-friendly, efficient and inexpensive software solutions range from online appointment booking to a wellstructured customer relationship management through to an iPad based cash system. Founded in 2012, the software specialist increased its workforce to more than 200 employees and today already operates offices in 10 European countries. In addition, the first US center was opened in Los Angeles in 2015.

More information on www.shore.com

Media Department
Telephone: +49 211 6886-4252
Telefax: +49 211 6886-2001
E-Mail: METRO GROUP: presse@metro.de

Source: Metro Group

Alliance Data Systems Corporation’s Columbus, OH-based card services business to provide private label and co-branded credit card services for Ulta Beauty

PLANO, Texas and BOLINGBROOK, Ill., 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, today announced its Columbus, Ohio-based card services business, a premier provider of branded private label, co-brand and commercial credit programs, has signed a new long-term agreement to provide private label and co-branded credit card services for Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA, www.ulta.com). Ulta Beauty, based in Bolingbrook, Ill., is the largest beauty retailer in the United States, operating 886 stores in 48 states and the District of Columbia.

Ulta Beauty and Alliance Data have partnered to develop and manage the Ultamate Rewards Credit Card program which is designed to enhance the benefits of the popular Ultamate Rewards loyalty program and increase engagement with the Ulta Beauty brand. The Ultamate Rewards co-brand credit card program will leverage the MasterCard network so cardmembers can use it anywhere MasterCard is accepted around the world. In addition, cardmembers will have exclusive access to an array of outstanding benefits and unique experiences, including the Priceless Cities program, available only to MasterCard cardholders.

“At Ulta Beauty, we keep the guest at the center of all we do. Enhancing our guests’ shopping experience with added convenience and benefits through this new partnership with Alliance Data is yet another way for us to do that,” said David Kimbell, chief marketing and merchandising officer at Ulta Beauty.

Alliance Data will employ its best-in-class data assets and loyalty marketing expertise and will utilize in-store, online and mobile channels to acquire new Ultamate Rewards Credit Cardholders. The program’s robust value proposition will be designed to reward Ulta Beauty guests for visiting more frequently with a shopping experience that will deepen their connection to the brand by accelerating benefits of the existing Ultamate Rewards program. Alliance Data’s Conversant® and Epsilon® businesses are also providing services to Ulta Beauty.

“From the in-store experience to the immensely popular Ultamate Rewards program, Ulta Beauty has fostered a passionate, loyal customer base,” said Melisa Miller, president of Alliance Data’s card services business. “We will employ our life cycle marketing approach to deliver on our promise of being a valued partner for the entire customer journey. We look forward to the possibility of existing Ulta Beauty guests becoming lifelong cardmembers with even deeper brand affinity and engagement.”

About Ulta Beauty
Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. Since opening its first store in 1990, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the top national retailer providing All Things Beauty, All in One Place™. The Company offers more than 20,000 products from over 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty’s own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring hair, skin and brow services. Ulta Beauty is recognized for its commitment to personalized service, fun and inviting stores and its industry-leading Ultamate Rewards loyalty program. As of April 30, 2016, Ulta Beauty operates 886 retail stores across 48 states and the District of Columbia and also distributes its products through its website, which includes a collection of tips, tutorials and social content.

About Alliance Data’s card services business
Alliance Data’s card services business is a leading provider of tailored marketing and loyalty solutions, delivered through branded credit programs that drive more profitable relationships between our brand partners and their cardmembers. We offer private label, co-brand, and commercial products to many of the world’s most recognizable brands across a multitude of channels.

We uphold our Know more. Sell more.® promise by leveraging unmatched customer insights, advanced analytics, and broad-reaching innovative capabilities. It’s how we deliver increased sales to our partners, build enduring loyalty to their brands, and provide more value to our cardmembers. Alliance Data’s card services business is a proud part of the Alliance Data enterprise.

About Alliance Data
Alliance Data® (NYSE: ADS) is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience; the result is measurably changing consumer behavior while driving business growth and profitability for some of today’s most recognizable brands. Alliance Data helps its clients create and increase customer loyalty through solutions that engage millions of customers each day across multiple touch points using traditional, digital, mobile and emerging technologies. An S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company headquartered in Plano, Texas, Alliance Data consists of three businesses that together employ more than 16,000 associates at approximately 100 locations worldwide.

Alliance Data’s Card Services business is a leading provider of marketing-driven branded credit card programs. Epsilon® is a leading provider of multichannel, data-driven technologies and marketing services, and also includes Conversant®, a leader in personalized digital marketing. LoyaltyOne® owns and operates the AIR MILES® Reward Program, Canada’s premier coalition loyalty program, and Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty, a global provider of tailor-made loyalty programs for grocers.

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Forward Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements give our expectations or forecasts of future events and can generally be identified by the use of words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “project,” “plan,” “likely,” “may,” “should” or other words or phrases of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe our business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements.

We believe that our expectations are based on reasonable assumptions. Forward-looking statements, however, are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the projections, anticipated results or other expectations expressed in this release, and no assurances can be given that our expectations will prove to have been correct. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, factors set forth in the Risk Factors section in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year, which may be updated in Item 1A of, or elsewhere in, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed for periods subsequent to such Form 10-K.

Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and we undertake no obligation, other than as required by applicable law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events, anticipated or unanticipated circumstances or otherwise.

Alliance Data:

Tiffany Louder – Investor Relations

Ulta Beauty:
Olivia Mata

Source: Ulta Beauty

Starbucks introduces “Starbucks for Life” summer edition, August 2 through September 12

Seattle, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the past two years, members of the Starbucks Rewards™ loyalty program have had the chance to win “Starbucks for Life” during the holiday season. Instead of waiting another four months for the next chance to win, Starbucks is introducing a summer edition.

Prizes include Starbucks for Life, Starbucks for a Year, Starbucks for a Month, Starbucks for a Week and millions of Bonus Stars.

How to Play
From August 2 through September 12, Starbucks Rewards™ members who are 18 years and older can earn a game play each time they make a purchase* using their registered Starbucks Card or the Starbucks® App in participating U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) stores. Members can log on and redeem their game plays by visiting www.starbucksforlife.com in the U.S. or www.starbucksforlife.ca in Canada for the chance to win Bonus Stars or collect digital game pieces.

Starbucks Rewards™ members may earn game plays by making up to two purchase transactions with a registered Starbucks Card or App per day. New to the summer edition, customers have an opportunity to get two daily bonus plays if they spend $10 or more in a transaction, totaling up to four plays per day and more opportunities for a chance to win.

Exclusive Prizes
Starbucks Rewards™ members can win prizes by collecting all of the game pieces in a given row on their digital game board.

Seven lucky customers (five in the U.S. and two in Canada) will win the grand prize of Starbucks for Life.

30 customers (25 in the U.S. and five in Canada) will win Starbucks for a Year.

150 customers (125 in the U.S. and 25 in Canada) will win Starbucks for a Month and 550 customers (500 in the U.S. and 50 in Canada) will win Starbucks for a Week.

In addition, instant-win Bonus Stars in increments of 125, 25, 10 and 5 Stars will be awarded.

When Starbucks Rewards™ Gold Members collect 125 Stars they earn a Reward, which they can redeem for a food or beverage item of their choice at participating stores.

Media contact:

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


Starbucks introduces “Starbucks for Life” summer edition, August 2 through September 12
Starbucks introduces “Starbucks for Life” summer edition, August 2 through September 12


Source: Starbucks

Grammy Award-winner Chris Stapleton the latest to step in as a Guest DJ for Starbucks

Seattle, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — This year’s country breakthrough artist and Grammy Award-winner Chris Stapleton is the latest to step in as a Guest DJ for Starbucks and take his turn selecting songs to be played in the company’s U.S. stores today (July 29).

Stapleton’s two-hour playlist is an eclectic mix of country, Americana, roots and soul. The Starbucks Guest DJ playlist includes selections from Hank Williams Jr., Tom Petty and Aretha Franklin, alongside tracks from the singer-songwriter himself.

Stapleton’s playlist will be featured in more than 7,500 participating Starbucks® stores in the U.S., and available on the Starbucks profile on Spotify.

In April, Starbucks kicked off their Guest DJ Series, giving some of the Starbucks Entertainment team’s favorite artists the opportunity to select the music heard in the company’s U.S. stores.

Previous Guest DJs for Starbucks include well-known artists such as Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, Corinne Bailey Rae, Leon Bridges and Troye Sivan.

Media contact:

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


Grammy Award-winner Chris Stapleton the latest to step in as a Guest DJ for Starbucks
Grammy Award-winner Chris Stapleton the latest to step in as a Guest DJ for Starbucks


Source: Starbucks

Leanne Fremar to Lead the Starbucks Global Creative Studio

Seattle, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation announces the appointment of Leanne Fremar as senior vice president, executive creative director, reporting to Sharon Rothstein, Starbucks global chief marketing officer.

In this role, Fremar will lead the creative development of all Starbucks global brand initiatives and marketing campaigns including, digital creative, packaging, as well as oversight of the branding, creative and marketing of Starbucks Roasteries and the Reserve brand. Her responsibilities include the partnership with 72 & Sunny, Integer Group and Spark, leading a more than 100 person in-house Creative Studio based in Seattle.

“Starbucks brand legacy has truly been about creative and emotional storytelling, which has been built and nurtured from within our own in-house team,” said Rothstein. “Leanne brings 20 years of marketing and creative expertise from some of the most iconic and admired apparel and fashion brands. Her strategy, vision and dynamic leadership will guide us into the next evolution of creative expression at Starbucks.”

“I’ve had the opportunity to lead world-class design and marketing organizations and I am honored to join Starbucks and help shape the future of our creative studio team and the brand expression,” said Fremar.

Most recently, Fremar served as Under Armour’s senior vice president, executive creative director for its Women’s and Concept Divisions responsible for the vision and aspiration of the brand through all elements of its product and brand experiences. Prior to Under Armour, Fremar held senior positions at Theory, Gucci Group, and Polo Ralph Lauren and began her career in New York City at The Museum of Modern Art.

Fremar’s position is effective in October and begins with a three-week in-store barista and coffee immersion spanning the globe.

Media contact:

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


Leanne Fremar to Lead the Starbucks Global Creative Studio
Leanne Fremar to Lead the Starbucks Global Creative Studio


Source: Starbucks

Starbucks Coffee Korea to provide tuition support for partners (employees) who want to finish four-year college degrees

Seattle, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starting this fall, Starbucks partners (employees) in Korea will have a new opportunity to achieve their academic goals.

Today (July 28), Starbucks Coffee Korea introduced its College Achievement Plan to provide tuition support for partners who want to finish four-year college degrees.  A total of 146 partners were recently selected to enroll in Hanyang Cyber University for the fall 2016 semester.

“At the core of our success are our partners who deliver an unparalleled Starbucks Experience and we are pleased to help them achieve their academic dreams,” said Seock-koo Lee, chief executive officer, Starbucks Korea.  “The College Achievement Plan gives partners the opportunity to earn their degree without the financial burden.”

The largest online college institution in Korea, Hanyang Cyber University offers 36 majors ranging from liberal arts to business management, which also include barista training.  As all regular classes and tests are given online, students can focus on their jobs as well as their studies without having to physically be at school.

“The Starbucks mission of inspiring and nurturing the human spirit resonates with our goal of providing young talent with access to higher education for their pathway to success,” said Seungyeon Han, dean, Office of Admissions at Hanyang Cyber University. “We are very excited for the Starbucks partners who will be starting their studies this fall and look forward to many more years of great partnership with Starbucks.”

Partners who apply for the program are asked to provide their study plans and complete aptitude tests. Once admitted, students are free to choose any major, even those that are unrelated to their work. Starbucks Korea estimates that more than 1,000 partners will be able to earn bachelor’s degrees by 2020, when this year’s freshmen graduate from the university.

“The biggest reason I never went to college is the financial burden,” said Sangun Yu, a shift supervisor in Seoul who was selected for the program. “While working part-time, I tried to go back to school, but I had to give up school again for the same reason.”

Starbucks Korea and Hanyang Cyber University plan to recruit up to 300 students per school year.  All partners who receive a grade point average of B or higher will be entitled to a Starbucks scholarship, which will cover full tuition. Partners who receive the scholarship are not obligated to work for Starbucks after graduation. They have the opportunity to work wherever they choose.

“I am very happy to be going back to school, added Yu. “ I will also do my best to apply what I learn at school to my daily work environment.”

The program in Korea was preceded by Starbucks College Achievement Plan in the U.S., which was introduced in 2014. Through this program, all eligible partners can earn their bachelor’s degree with full tuition reimbursement for every year of college through Arizona State University’s (ASU) top-ranked online degree program. Starbucks is committed to helping at least 25,000 partners graduate by 2025.

Media contact:

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


Starbucks Coffee Korea to provide tuition support for partners (employees) who want to finish four-year college degrees
Starbucks Coffee Korea to provide tuition support for partners (employees) who want to finish four-year college degrees


Source: Starbucks

Free fruit for kids in over 800 Tesco stores across the UK

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco will offer children free fruit while their parents are shopping in store, as a ‘little help’ for kids to eat more healthily.

The initiative, which is being launched in over 800 Tesco stores across the UK, is aimed at creating healthy eating habits among kids that will stay with them as they grow up, and to make it easier for children to get the fruit and vegetables they need.

The Government recommends that children – like adults – eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. But research has shown that only 10% of boys and 7% of girls between the ages of 11 and 18 meet the 5-a-day recommendation. On average children in England eat only about three portions, with many eating fewer.

Participating stores will have a selection of fruits available including apples, soft citrus and bananas for parents to take to give to their children.

The move comes after Maria Simpson, a Tesco checkout colleague from a store in Lincolnshire, suggested giving free fruit to parents for their children to eat during shopping trips as an alternative to sweets. The idea was taken up by the store and was so well received by customers that Tesco decided to trial the initiative in Scotland to see how it might work on a bigger scale.

Matt Davies, Tesco CEO for UK and ROI said:
“We’re Britain’s biggest greengrocer, so we want to make it easier for parents to get their children eating more healthily.”

“As a Dad, I know it can be tricky getting children to eat their fruit and vegetables, so we’re hoping this initiative will help create healthy eating habits that will stay with children as they grow up.”

The initiative has been welcomed by health experts and charities.

Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation, said:
“A healthy diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease, the UK’s single biggest killer. It also prevents you from gaining weight, reducing your risk of Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.”

“It’s great to hear about Tesco’s new ‘Free Fruit for Kids’ initiative. It’s a positive step towards improving children’s health throughout the UK and helps parents ensure their children get their five portions of fruit and vegetables every day.”

“This initiative complements the work we’re doing with Tesco and Diabetes UK through our National Charity Partnership. Everyone should aim for a balanced diet and it’s really positive to see Tesco giving families a helping hand again.”

Helen Dickens, Diabetes UK Interim Director of Prevention of Type 2 diabetes, said:
“Eating fresh fruit is an important part of a healthy diet, and this exciting new initiative from Tesco will make it even easier for parents and children across the country to swap less healthy snacks for one of their five a day.”

“Unhealthy diets and being overweight can lead to serious health conditions like Type 2 diabetes which is largely preventable by eating well and getting active. We welcome Tesco’s ongoing commitment to making the healthy choice easier for all their customers.”

The initiative marks the latest step in Tesco’s drive to make it easier for colleagues and customers to eat more healthily.

  • In 2014 Tesco became the first major retailer to remove sweets and chocolates from its checkouts across all store formats, including smaller convenience stores.
  • In 2015 Tesco announced that all the children’s lunchbox-sized soft drinks it sells would have no added sugar in them which is on top of the four and a half billion calories and 1,400 tons of sugar it has already cut from its soft drinks range.
  • So far over one million children have visited farms, factories and Tesco stores to learn about where their food comes from and how to eat more healthily through Tesco’s Eat Happy project
  • Earlier this year, Tesco also launched its Perfectly Imperfect range of ‘wonky’ fruit and veg plus a new range of farm brands – helping customers find great tasting fresh food at affordable prices at Tesco stores.


Notes to editors

Research statistics taken from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Results from Years 1-4 (combined) of the Rolling Programme (2008/2009 – 2011/12)

We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

For further information/images, please contact:

Matt Francis

Catherine McCracken
Catherine.McCracken@uk.tesco.com in the Tesco press office.

Alternatively call the press office on 01707 918 701.


Free fruit for kids in over 800 Tesco stores across the UK
Free fruit for kids in over 800 Tesco stores across the UK


Source: Tesco

Carrefour France unveils a wide range of bargains to help its customers better manage their spending

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — As children prepare for the new 2016 school year, Carrefour is unveiling a wide range of bargains to help its customers better manage their spending. The retailer is getting them to bring their old exercise books into stores so that the Restos du Coeur can get new ones.

A wide selection for a clever and money-saving start to the new term

The “Satchel Guarantee” lasts the whole year: Carrefour guarantees all the satchels it sells its stores for a whole year.

With its own brand, Carrefour is breaking new ground and has created around a hundred exclusive new products for its Fantaisie range, developed by Carrefour’s Design teams.

The retailer also has the widest selection of national-brand, Carrefour brand and licensed leather goods and diaries, with more than 3000 Disney Marvel, Chipie, Star Wars and Snow Queen products.

Once again this year, Carrefour is applying its lowest price guarantee to 200 national-brand products so the whole family has the supplies it needs – from nursery right through to secondary school.

A fund-raising scheme for Restos du Cœur
From 9 August right through to 5 September, Carrefour hypermarkets will be holding the second “Great Recycling” campaign. Customers will be asked to bring their old exercise books, sheets of paper and catalogues into stores. Paprec – the paper recycling specialist – will then recycle all this waste so that the Restos du Coeur can redistribute school supplies to families experiencing difficulties. The aim is to collect 100 tonnes of paper – that’s the equivalent of 16,000 exercise books or 6000 reams of recycled paper – to give to the Restos du Coeur.

Something positive for the planet
Carrefour is helping its customers adopt a more responsible form of consumption with the help of its fund-raising campaigns and a selection of sustainable products that are made in France, recycled or which carry eco-labels. All cardboard-covered exercise books and Carrefour brand paper reams are made in France using paper derived from sustainably managed forests. Easy to recognize, these products carry the PEFC or NF Environment label.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com


Carrefour France unveils a wide range of bargains to help its customers better manage their spending
Carrefour France unveils a wide range of bargains to help its customers better manage their spending


Source: Carrefour Group

Carrefour Belgium: “Let’s go Belgetarian”

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — To celebrate Belgium’s national festival on 21 July, Carrefour Belgium invited its customers to take part in a survey to find out what their favourite Belgian product is.

The “Let’s go Belgetarian” campaign was launched in 2014 and is designed to support Belgian producers, giving a boost to the local economy in the process.

One customer will be picked at random and will win a “fritkot” (a chip stand) for their home with enough chips to feed 100 people.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com


Carrefour Belgium: “Let's go Belgetarian”
Carrefour Belgium: “Let’s go Belgetarian”


Source: Carrefour Group