Starbucks offers Pumpkin Spice Whip as free topping option to celebrate Pumpkin Spice Latte’s 13th birthday

Starbucks offers Pumpkin Spice Whip as free topping option to celebrate Pumpkin Spice Latte’s 13th birthday
Starbucks offers Pumpkin Spice Whip as free topping option to celebrate Pumpkin Spice Latte’s 13th birthday

 

Seattle, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — To celebrate Pumpkin Spice Latte’s 13th birthday, Starbucks is offering Pumpkin Spice Whip as a free topping option now (October 6) through the weekend at participating stores in the U.S. and Canada.

PSL, Starbucks most popular seasonal beverage of all time, made its official debut in stores on October 10, 2003. Now Starbucks is offering Pumpkin Spice Whip for the first time to add a bit of fall flavor to any Starbucks® beverage. It’s made with real pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, clove and nutmeg. The special topping will be served on Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino® blended beverages during this limited time, or atop any other Starbucks beverage by request.

Customers in the U.S. who purchase a Pumpkin Spice Latte between October 6-10 can pick up a free Happy Birthday PSL pin, while supplies last. Available for a limited time at participating stores.

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Starbucks Coffee Company opened the doors to its store in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Starbucks Coffee Company opened the doors to its store in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Starbucks Coffee Company opened the doors to its store in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today ( October 7, 2016) opened the doors to its newest flagship store in Asia, located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, building on its long-term relationship with Hong Kong Maxim’s Group. Cambodia is Starbucks 16th market in the China and Asia Pacific region. In September, Starbucks celebrated 20 years since the opening of its first store outside North America in Japan and today, the company has more than 6,200 stores across the China and Asia Pacific Region.

“We are proud to bring an elevated experience to Cambodia with the introduction of our Starbucks Reserve™ coffees,” said Mark Ring, president, Starbucks Asia Pacific. “Our new flagship store in Phnom Penh’s vibrant Boeung Keng Kang neighborhood will excite Cambodian customers with a unique coffee experience that showcases our deep passion for some of the finest coffees from around the world, while honoring the country’s rich heritage and culture.”

At the flagship store, customers can discover exceptional coffees, engage with Starbucks partners (employees) and form a deeper connection with Starbucks coffee heritage. With an atmosphere that invites customers to explore the tastes and flavors of coffees from around the world, they can sit at the interactive coffee bar and experience a range of brewing techniques including Siphon, Cold Brew, Pour-over, Coffee Press and the state-of-the-art Black Eagle espresso machine. In the hands of Starbucks skilled baristas, the Black Eagle espresso machine delivers a smooth quality and consistent taste profile that complements Starbucks® signature handcrafted beverages.

Inspired by Starbucks 45-year history of sourcing, roasting and serving some of the world’s finest coffees, the flagship store features Starbucks core menu in addition to rare small-lot coffees through its exclusive Starbucks Reserve™ coffee program. For the store opening, baristas are handcrafting two small lot Starbucks Reserve™ coffees: Colombia La Unión 16 and Papua New Guinea Luoka. Over time, the store will showcase a rich variety of coffees that draw on Starbucks relationships with small lot coffee farmers from the world’s coffee growing regions. All Starbucks Reserve™ coffee is roasted at the Starbucks Reserve™ Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle.

To further elevate the coffee experience for customers, select partners at the store are Starbucks Coffee Masters. The Coffee Master program recognizes their expertise with the special designation of the black apron after they pass written and taste tests.

Through its licensed partner Coffee Concepts (Cambodia) Limited, a subsidiary of Hong Kong Maxim’s Group, Starbucks entered the Cambodian market in December 2015 and currently operates two stores at Aeon Mall and the Phnom Penh International Airport.

“We are pleased to further strengthen the partnership between Maxim’s and Starbucks in Asia and look forward to continuing to deliver the unique Starbucks Experience through coffee leadership, high-quality products, exceptional service and engaging baristas in a welcoming environment to customers across Cambodia,” said Michael Wu, Chairman and Managing Director, Hong Kong Maxim’s Group.

A Perfect Blend of Cultures

The design of the new two-story, 650 square-meter (7,000 square-feet) store features local craftsmanship and iconic global images, including a hand-carved Siren made of Cambodian sandstone, an illustration of Starbucks first store at the Pike Place market on a textured rattan canvas, a coffee landscape inspired tapestry made of fabric tightly woven on a rattan frame, and a metal sculpture hanging over the bar inspired by the coffee aroma.

The centerpiece is a hand-painted mural over the staircase to the second floor, and illustrates the popular Cambodian folklore of Sovann Maccha, the siren princess with a tail that is transformed into two majestic Naga dragons. Illustrated by prominent local urban artists Peap Tarr and Lisa Mam, the artist highlights the distinct beauty and characteristics of urban Khmer art.

Long-term Community Investments
As Starbucks continues to expand its store footprint in Cambodia, it is deeply committed to being an active member of the community and a catalyst for positive change. Currently, Starbucks is working with Cambodian Children’s Fund, a non-government organization that works with children in one of the most underserved areas of Phnom Penh. The Cambodian Children’s Fund aims to transform the country’s most impoverished children into future leaders, by delivering education, family support and social development programs to the local community.

About Hong Kong Maxim’s Group
Founded in 1956, Hong Kong Maxim’s Group is a leading food and beverage company comprised of Chinese, Asian and European restaurants, quick-service restaurants, bakery shops, coffee shops, Japanese chain restaurants and institutional catering, while providing a range of festive products, including the award-winning Mei-Xin Mooncakes. Altogether, the Group operates over 970 outlets in Hong Kong, PRC, Vietnam and Cambodia. It also established the first Sino-Foreign joint venture in PRC in 1980 and now delivers air catering service in 11 cities through joint ventures.

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Carrefour to treat guests with its Reflets de France products at World French Foreign Trade Adviser Conference opening

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — 1000 company managers and political and economic figures from more than 80 countries will be in attendance at this year’s Mondial des Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur (World French Foreign Trade Adviser Conference), being held in France for the first time in Deauville over two days.

Under the patronage of President François Hollande, France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault, the theme of year’s event will be “A different world, a new France – The changing nature of risk”. It will serve as a genuine economic forum for French foreign trade, during which participants will share their experience and sketch out the finer details of the future and all the challenges it will bring.

Georges Plassat will talk about how the rest of the world views France in an interview with journalist Olivier de Lagarde.

As one of the event’s major partners, Carrefour will treat guests to a wide variety of its Reflets de France products at a lunch on 7 October.

France has more than 4000 businessmen and women serving as foreign trade advisers, all selected for their international experience. They are appointed for three-year (renewable) terms. They operate in 146 countries, volunteering their experience to help shore up France’s economic presence throughout the world. They advise state authorities, sharing their expertise with companies – SMEs in particular – raising young people’s awareness and global level and helping to promote France’s appeal for international investors.

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

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

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Carrefour teams up with three new app partner start-ups to do away with queueing at the checkouts

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour is revolutionising the checkout experience. This innovative service developed in partnership with a selection of partner start-up companies is designed to do away with queueing at the checkouts with the help of 3 smartphone apps. The aim is to improve the customer experience and get people moving through the check-outs faster.

Three solutions are currently being tested:

Carrefour is working with three new app partner start-ups, testing two new solutions:
a single virtualized queue – make an appointment at the check-out.

  • “LineBerty”: With this app, customers can book a slot for paying for their shopping – from home or in the store – via a digital ticket. A few minutes before they are scheduled to check out, they receive a notification. They can then either accept the slot or postpone it.
  • “Minut’Pass”, the second application, works in the same way
  • “Je File”: With this third application, customers can get in the queue for the checkout virtually, from the store. They do this via a virtual queue – they can see how much it has moved at any time from their smartphone. Then, similar to the way in which the other two apps work, customers receive a notification and they can then either accept or postpone paying for their shopping at the check-out.

“Je File” is currently being tested at the Bercy 2 hypermarket. “Lineberty” will be tested in early October in the Paris region, while “Minut’Pass” will be tested in the Aix-en-Provence hypermarket in November.

Checkout employees in these stores have been told about these new systems and given training in how to use them so they can provide customers with the best possible service.

Carrefour – at the cutting edge of innovation in order to reinvent the check-out experience

This new service is part of the retailer’s innovation policy and is designed to provide customers with a fast and easy shopping experience. Carrefour was already breaking new ground back in 2012 when it launched the single queue concept in its stores. A solution welcomed by customers. In 2016, new contactless payment solutions were introduced with Apple Pay. Available throughout France, customers can use this app to pay for shopping – quickly and securely – with their iPhone

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

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

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

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com

Source: Carrefour

Amazon Prime Now adds Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market for Prime members in Indianapolis

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Oct. 6, 2016) announced Prime Now has added superfast delivery from Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market. Prime members in Indianapolis can now shop for fresh-from-the-farm and locally grown groceries from Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market and have those items conveniently delivered right to their door in one-or two-hours.

“Fresh Thyme offers an impressive variety of groceries for Prime members from organic produce to gluten-free products, and fresh treats from local artisan bakeries,” said Simoina Vasen, director of Prime Now. “We are excited to partner with such a trusted and popular brand to bring products that customers love right to their door for free in two hours.”

“Amazon Prime Now is a perfect fit for Fresh Thyme to be able to extend this convenience to those who may not be able to shop with us as often as they’d like,” said Fresh Thyme CEO, Chris Sherrell. “At the core of both our brands is an emphasis on quality, convenience and value, and this partnership is a huge step in better serving our communities.”

Prime members in Avon, Speedway, Carmel, Broad Ripple, downtown and more will be able to shop groceries from Fresh Thyme in addition to the tens of thousands of items available from Amazon Prime Now. Through Prime Now, one-hour delivery is $7.99 and two-hour delivery is free. Prime Now is available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week in the Indianapolis-area.

In addition to superfast delivery of tens of thousands of items through Amazon, Prime Now is available in 30 cities in the U.S. and delivers from local grocery stores, restaurants, alcohol stores, beauty stores and pet care stores and continues to expand rapidly. Prime members can download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, or visit www.primenow.com to place orders and track the status of their delivery in real time. Learn more about Amazon Prime Now at www.primenow.com.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about. Learn more about Amazon Prime Now, Shop, or Download the App at www.primenow.com.

About Fresh Thyme

Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen, and health supplement products. Fresh Thyme continues its rapid Midwest expansion with 20 scheduled store openings in 2017. Learn more at freshthyme.com. Keep in touch by liking us at facebook.com/freshthymefarmersmarkets and following us at twitter.com/freshthymefm or instagram.com/freshthyme/.

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