Carrefour Foundation staging anti-wastage-themed buffet evenings with charity caterers in five French cities

Carrefour Foundation staging anti-wastage-themed buffet evenings with charity caterers in five French cities
Carrefour Foundation staging anti-wastage-themed buffet evenings with charity caterers in five French cities


Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour Foundation gets charities and renowned chefs involved in five major anti-wastage-themed buffet evenings Having turned food into a means of tackling social exclusion, the Carrefour Foundation is now staging anti-wastage-themed buffet evenings with charity caterers in five French cities on 15 October.

Anti-wastage buffet evenings devised by renowned chefs working with charity caterers
On Saturday 15 October in five hypermarkets across France, the Carrefour Foundation will be organizing buffet evenings with the help of a number of renowned chefs and charity caterers. Customers, charities and employees will all be invited to enjoy a friendly gourmet moment together: Ghislaine Arabian will be in Montesson (just west of Paris), Noëmie Honiat will be in Bordeaux, Kevin D’Andrea will be in Lille, Adel Dakkar will be in Aix-en-Provence and Marc Boissieux will be in Ecully (just north-west of Lyon).

Each chef will create an anti-wastage buffet using products that have been taken off store shelves. The partner charity caterer’s workers – employed on job market reintegration schemes – will be in the kitchens: Baluchon, La Table de Cana, Les Paniers de la Mer and La Tablée des Chefs. Tasting will get under way at 8:30 PM!

The Carrefour Foundation has made food aid one of its missions: this event brings together the expertise of these renowned chefs and all the commitment of the caterers and their employees. It serves as an opportunity to show that tackling food wastage can be fun and friendly… and as well as a gourmet experience!

This initiative is being organised within the framework of World Food Day (as well as the national food waste tackling day), which is held every year on 16 October.

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Amazon greenlit a fourth season of the popular Amazon Original Series Bosch

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (-Oct. 17, 2016) announced it has greenlit a fourth season of the popular Amazon Original Series Bosch. Seasons one and two of the Emmy-nominated drama are now available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK,Germany, Austria and Japan via the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit Bosch is produced by Fabrik Entertainment, a Red Arrow Entertainment Group company. Season three is currently in production and slated to premiere in 2017.

Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, the hour-long series Bosch stars Titus Welliver (Lost) as Detective Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector (The Wire) as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (Being Human) as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz (The Walking Dead) as Maddie Bosch and Lance Reddick (The Wire) as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving. Season two has an average customer rating of 4.8, with 84% 5 star reviews.

Here’s what customers have been saying:

  • “Season 1 & 2 were awesome, I really enjoyed each one. I can’t wait for season 3.”
  • “We want more Bosch!”
  • “Bosch is a winner. Stellar cast. Strong story.”
  • “One of the most flawless adaptations of a popular series I’ve ever had the pleasure of viewing!”
  • “Love this show!”
  • “It is one of the best dramas I have seen in a long time”
  • “Only series I have ever binge watched!”
  • “Since I discovered Bosch, I can’t stop watching it. Awesome series.”

“We are excited to announce the fourth season renewal of Amazon Prime Video’s longest running original drama series, Bosch,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “Prime members have loved following Detective Harry Bosch as he navigates difficult situations in his professional and personal lives, and we’re excited to let them know that even more is coming.”

“I am happy beyond words. To think we are going to get another season to explore these characters is wonderful. Our team has worked very hard to create the most realistic detective show possible and I think that is resonating with viewers,” said Connelly. “Titus and the rest of the cast and crew are dedicated to this. We are raising the storytelling bar with season three and we’ll do it again in four.”

“Bosch has continued to exceed all of our expectations in terms of its US and international appeal, with the show proving hugely popular with audiences around the world,” said Henrik Pabst, Managing Director at Red Arrow International. “We are delighted that the show will be back for season four.”

Bosch was developed for television by Eric Overmyer (Treme, The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Streets) and is executive produced by Overmyer, Henrik Bastin (The 100 Code, American Odyssey, The Comedians) from Fabrik Entertainment (a Red Arrow Entertainment Group company), Pieter Jan Brugge (Heat, The Insider, The Clearing), and Connelly. Welliver also serves as Producer.

About Amazon Video

Amazon Video is a premium on-demand entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choice in what to watch, and how to watch it. Amazon Video is the only service that provides all of the following:

  • Prime Video: Thousands of movies and TV episodes, including popular licensed content plus critically-acclaimed and award-winning Amazon Original Series and Movies from Amazon Studios like Transparent, The Man in the High Castle, Chi-Raq and kids series Tumble Leaf, available for unlimited streaming as part of an Amazon Prime membership
  • Add-on Subscriptions: Dozens of subscriptions to networks like SHOWTIME, STARZ and more, available to Amazon Prime members as add-ons to their membership
  • Rent or Own: Hundreds of thousands of titles, including new-release movies and current TV shows available for on-demand rental or purchase for all Amazon customers
  • Instant Access: Instantly watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Video app on TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire tablets, or online. For a list of all compatible devices, visit
  • Premium Features: Top features like 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and mobile downloads for offline viewing of certain content

In addition to Prime Video, the Prime membership includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items across all categories, more than one million songs and thousands of playlists and stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos, one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First, and more. To sign up for Prime or to find out more, visit:

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

Media Hotline:


Source:, Inc.

Jason Hollar promoted CFO Sears Holdings

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today (Oct. 14, 2016) that Jason Hollar has been promoted to chief financial officer, effective immediately.  The company previously announced in May that Robert A. Schriesheim would be departing from his position with the company to focus on his other business interests and pursue other career opportunities.

Mr. Hollar, 43, joined Sears Holdings in October 2014 as senior vice president, finance overseeing the financial planning & analysis function, the business finance relationship with centralized finance, and procurement. The company also announced today that it has consolidated responsibility for internal audit, treasury and the capital markets finance functions under Robert Riecker, 52, who has served as vice president and controller since 2011 and will continue as controller while also serving as head of capital markets activities.

“We are fortunate to have a deep bench of finance leadership as Sears Holdings continues to transform its business to an asset-light organization centered on its Shop Your Way program powered by our integrated retail innovations,” said Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings’ Chairman and CEO. “In his time with the company, Jason has been focused on driving efficiencies and creating value as our company undergoes rapid change. His leadership and financial acumen are important skills as we accelerate our transformation and deliver for our members, associates and shareholders.”

Mr. Lampert continued, “Additionally, we are extremely fortunate to have a seasoned, respected finance professional in Rob who has a depth of experience with our business and who has served in a variety of roles during his 11 years with the company.”

Prior to joining Sears Holdings, Mr. Hollar was at Delphi Automotive, where he served as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Prior to Delphi, Jason spent the bulk of his career at Navistar International. He has over 20 years of finance experience including business finance, controllership, strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, and serving as a business unit CFO.  Mr. Hollar received a Master’s of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from The University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business from Indiana University.

“I’d like to thank Rob Schriesheim, who’s been leading the financial organization for the past five years. I wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Mr. Lampert.

About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is a leading integrated retailer focused on seamlessly connecting the digital and physical shopping experiences to serve our members – wherever, whenever and however they want to shop. Sears Holdings is home to Shop Your Way®, a social shopping platform offering members rewards for shopping at Sears and Kmart, as well as with other retail partners across categories important to them. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, with full-line and specialty retail stores across the United States. For more information, visit

Sears Holdings Public Relations
(847) 286-8371

SOURCE: Sears Holdings Corporation

Sainsbury’s to extend vinyl records into 67 more stores across the country

Sainsbury’s to extend vinyl records into 67 more stores across the country
Sainsbury’s to extend vinyl records into 67 more stores across the country


London, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following the success of the introduction of vinyl records in store earlier this year, Sainsbury’s will be extending the format into 67 more stores across the country. Records will now be available permanently in 238 stores and the range will be tripled from 20 to 60 titles. The new collection will launch in store on 14th October and will include a mix of contemporary and classic records along with 7 exclusive titles.

  • Vinyl records will be available in 238 stores from 14th October, with range of records tripling from 20 to 60 titles
  • New collection features titles including Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here, David BowieBlackstar, and Sainsbury’s exclusive editions from Madonna, Michael Buble, and Jethro Tull
  • Sainsbury’s now accounting for over 80% of the total grocery vinyl market

Following the success of the introduction of vinyl records in store earlier this year, Sainsbury’s will be extending the format into 67 more stores across the country. Records will now be available permanently in 238 stores and the range will be tripled from 20 to 60 titles. The new collection will launch in store on 14th October and will include a mix of contemporary and classic records along with 7 exclusive titles.

Sainsbury’s began selling vinyl in March this year for the first time since the 1980s and has been a huge success, selling over 81,000 records to date, with the best performing album Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’, selling 5,500 units year to date.

The new collection includes Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here and David Bowie Blackstar in addition to limited edition coloured vinyl exclusives such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood,Welcome to The Pleasure Dome (£20), Madonna, Like a Prayer (£16) and Jethro Tull, Aqua Lung (£18).   From 21st October, Sainsbury’s will also be taking an exclusive silver coloured edition of Michael Buble’s new album ‘Nobody But Me’.

Sean Cowland, Sainsbury’s Music Buyer said: “Following on from the unprecedented success we’ve seen since adding vinyl to our offer in March, we’ve extended the range to give our customers even more choice.  We’ve seen incredible sales from timeless classics such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Fleetwood Mac, but also a more leftfield selection, like N.WA and The Smiths.  By increasing the range, we can offer our customer a larger choice to enjoy in our stores.”

The full list of albums, which will be on sale in 238 stores across the UK, is as follows:

Artist Title Cost
DR DRE 2001 £16.00

Press Enquiries please contact:
020 7695 7295.

Source: Sainsbury


Kesko to reduce its energy consumption by 7.5% through various saving measures in 2017-2025

HELSINKI, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko participates in the 2017-2025 action plan of the commerce sector Energy Efficiency Agreement. In accordance with the agreement, Kesko commits itself to reducing its energy consumption by 7.5% through various saving measures. All K-Group store chains are included in the agreement.

The Energy Efficiency Agreement for Industries is an agreement between the state and industries on efficient energy use. Companies join the Energy Efficiency Agreement scheme by signing a separate Accession Document for their sector and committing themselves to enhancing their energy use in accordance with the actions and targets therein.

Kesko signed the Accession Document for the commerce sector action plan on 14 October 2016 and committed itself to reducing its energy consumption through various saving measures by 7.5%.

Kesko already joined the commerce sector Energy Efficiency Agreement signed in 2008, under which it committed itself to improving its energy efficiency by 65 GWh at the annual level by the end of 2016. By the end of 2015, Kesko had enhanced its electricity and heat consumption by 64 GWh and achieved 97% of the target.

Energy efficiency through remote monitoring and refrigeration equipment solutions

Kesko’s long-term efforts to improve energy efficiency include, for example:


LED lights have been introduced in the lighting solutions for the store site projects of grocery stores and building and home improvement stores. They help save up to 50% electricity compared to traditional lighting.

Lids and doors on refrigeration equipment

In K-food stores, lids on chest freezers help save 40% of energy compared to uncovered equipment. Doors on dairy and juice cabinets also help save energy.

Real Estate Managers

Kesko’s 37 Real Estate Managers help K-stores find ways in which to make their energy consumption more efficient. Regular monitoring, remote supervision of technical building service processes and duplication of best energy efficiency practices of different properties are used to maintain an optimal level of energy consumption.

Remote monitoring of stores’ refrigeration equipment

Remote monitoring enables refrigeration equipment to be adjusted for optimum temperatures and defrosting cycles. In addition, possible deviations can be responded to immediately. The remote monitoring of refrigeration equipment helped save approximately 5.5 GWh of energy in 2015.

Condensation heat recovery

Condensation heat from refrigeration equipment is recovered at nearly all K-food stores, which means that additional heat energy is needed only during very low sub-zero temperatures. Increasingly many K-food stores also use carbon dioxide recovered from industrial processes as an environmentally friendly alternative as the refrigerant in their refrigeration equipment.

Solar utilities

Kesko promotes the production of renewable energy and contributes to the mitigation of climate change by investing in solar power.

Solar utilities producing electricity for stores’ own consumption are gradually becoming more widely used at the K-Group’s store sites. In summer 2016,a property-specific solar utility was built on the roof of K-citymarket Tammisto in Vantaa, and the solar utility on the roof of K-citymarket Lielahti in Tampere has been operating since 1997. By the end of this year, Kesko will install solar utility panels on the roofs of six K-supermarkets in different parts of Finland.

The about 45,000 exceptionally nice people of the K-Group work daily to make shopping fun for customers in our stores in the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries, Poland and Russia. We help our more than 1,500 stores serve their customers in the grocery trade, the building and technical trade, and the car trade. We do our work with a big heart while paying attention to society and the environment. We are already the most responsible food retailer in the world and always eager to try out something new. We are doing this to offer good choices both on the shelves of the local stores and online.

Further information:
Matti Kalervo
Vice President
Corporate Responsibility
Kesko Corporation
tel. +358 50 306 4081

Jari Suuronen
Technical Building Services Manager
Kesko’s grocery trade
tel. +358 50 409 6513

Source: Kesko

Bush: Seven in ten UK adults find retro style audio technology most appealing to them

Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — While the evolution of hi spec technology continues, British consumer technology brand Bush has revealed that Britain’s affection for classic audio still reigns supreme, with seven in ten UK adults finding retro style audio technology to be most appealing to them. More of us are feeling nostalgic about the way we play music, and technology we play it on, including record players, cassette machines and boom boxes.

The 21st century vinyl revival has been well documented in recent years, with combined sales of physical and digital sales steadily decreasing since 2005 as total vinyl album sales skyrocket – from 857,000 copies in 2005 to more than 9 million copies in 2014**.

Technology brand Bush, spoke to over 2,000 UK adults to understand how Brits spending habits for audio technology products have, or indeed haven’t, changed over the years with the revival of retro technology.

Moreover, Bush has found that the more the ‘tech-volution’ moves on, the more we indulge in the beauty of the process of listening to music in the ‘old school’ way. Over a third (37%) of us call out making mixtapes as one of our favourite memories. And it appears that the love of the process continues, with almost half (40%) of us continuing to make our own mixtapes today. The process of music compilation doesn’t just stop with cassette players either – it’s run into the way we consume music using even the highest spec technology, with playlists on music apps such as Spotify accounting for a third of the total listening time across all demographics.*

Andrea Derrick, Bush Brand Controller, commented: “Bush was founded in 1932 and has been much loved by generations of music lovers. Today the Bush range includes more cutting edge technology – from flat screen TVs to sound bars – but classic audio still sits at the heart of what we offer and it’s clear from our research that British music lovers are continuing to look for a wider range of retro options over and above our best-selling vinyl players.”

While cassettes and players are the current retro audio zeitgeist, the popularity of other vintage equipment such as speakers, receivers, boom boxes and hi-fis signals the enduring allure of retro audio for music lovers, which continues to be demonstrated in popular culture.

Most recently, singer-songwriter Bon Iver created global hype for his third studio album by playing the entirety of the new record for the first time from 11 small boom boxes, each placed in different locations across the globe and played at the exact same time. The boom boxes were installed with instructions to ‘flip over to Side B’ when the music stopped.

Other pop culture icons are also favouring the retro approach, including rap superstar Drake, who has released five mixtape compilations to date alongside his other typical single and album releases and Chance The Rapper, whose three albums have all famously been mixtapes. This year Eminem honoured the release of his seminal The Marshall Mathers LP with a cassette re-release of the iconic album amongst other collectibles.

Matt Mason, Editor of Q Magazine, commented: “Mixtapes being released by artists today don’t really bear much relation to the mixtape we used to make. Increasingly they’re full of original material by the artists who are putting them out. One of the biggest of recent month’s, Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, was completely new material by Drake himself. Artist-curated or artist-inspired playlists can be fascinating and extremely useful for the music fan by providing genuine insight into their favourite artist’s tastes and influences as well as introducing them to bands and acts they’ve not heard before, aiding their own musical discoveries.

“Digital media has made discovering and listening to music a lot easier but I think some people still love the rituals of playing vinyl and tapes, having a tangible product to hold and sleeve art to pore over. It’s not just nostalgia – some artists even like recording onto vinyl or tape, believing it gives their music a unique warmth. What’s crucial is that retro audio can work in tandem with new audio: you can compile and perfect your mixtape on digital media before burning it onto a cassette or CD. The end result is the same but the process has been made much easier by new technology.”

With mixtapes and retro audio leading the way in how Britain consumes music, Bush offers a range of retro options to suit the modern day consumer, including: Bush Classic Turntable, Bush Classic Retro DAB Radio and Bush Wooden DAB radio.

Notes to Editors:

* Time, Americans Listening To Playlists Over Albums, Study Finds, 23rd September 2016

**Billboard, The Resurgence of Vinyl in Seven Graphics: A Breakdown, 9th March 2015

Argos now offers same day delivery and faster in-store collection with Fast Track.

You can now buy online and get your order delivered the same day for £3.95, 7 days a week, with Fast Track Delivery. You can also buy online and collect from our dedicated Fast Track counters in-store in as little as 60 seconds.

About Bush

Bush was founded in the UK in 1932 and started life as a radio and gramophone manufacturer based in Shepherd’s Bush, London.  Since then, Bush has been part of UK households for decades, entertaining families with its TV and audio range and providing essential house appliances from dishwashers to washing machines.  The Bush Classic range was launched in July 2015. Bush has been owned by Argos parent company Home Retail Group since 2008.

About Argos

Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 60,000 products through, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with around 120m customer transactions a year through its stores and over 975 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2016. Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 842 stores and concessions across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the financial year to February 2016, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed c.30,000 people across the business.

For more information please contact the team at W Communications:

Tel: 0207 436 8113

Alternatively, please contact the Argos Press Office on 0845 120 4365 or email:

Follow us on Twitter at @argos_PR.


Bush: Seven in ten UK adults find retro style audio technology most appealing to them
Bush: Seven in ten UK adults find retro style audio technology most appealing to them


Source: Argos




Gossau, Switzerland, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Auf den 1. Oktober 2016 hat die Migros ihr ganzes Fischsortiment umgestellt. Sie ist die erste Schweizer Detailhändlerin, die nur noch Fisch und Meeresfrüchte aus nachhaltigen Quellen verkauft. Nachhaltig bedeutet, dass die Artikel entweder ein Nachhaltigkeitslabel (Bio, ASC oder MSC) tragen oder die Herkunft vom WWF als empfehlenswert oder akzeptabel eingestuft wird.

2012 hat die Migros verkündet. «Wir versprechen, dass bis 2020 unser Fischangebot aus nachhaltigen Quellen stammt.» Bei der Lancierung galt das Versprechen als sehr ehrgeizig. Mit grossem Einsatz konnte die Migros ihre Lieferanten motivieren, ebenfalls auf verantwortungsvollen Fang oder umweltverträgliche Zucht zu setzen. Die Migros hat auch Fischereien geholfen, die Zertifizierung eines Nachhaltigkeitslabels zu erreichen. So zum Beispiel in Nordspanien, wo nun ein Sardellenproduzent auf MSC setzt.

«Wir freuen uns, dass wir das Versprechen vier Jahre früher als geplant abschliessen können», sagt Sandra Hinni, Projektleiterin Nachhaltigkeit Fisch bei der Migros. «Nun entsprechen wirklich alle frischen Fische, alle Konserven und alle Tiefkühl- und Convenience-Artikel unseren Anforderungen.»

Die Migros erweitert das Angebot an zertifizierten Produkten kontinuierlich, im letzten Jahr hat sie diverse Rauchlachs-Artikel auf ASC und Convenience Produkte wie die Anna’s Best Pizza Tonno auf MSC umgestellt. Im Bereich Zuchtfisch beträgt der Bio-Anteil 17 Prozent und der ASC-Anteil 19 Prozent. Beim Wildfang-Sortiment sind bereits 59 Prozent MSC zertifiziert.

Selbstverständlich engagiert sich die Migros weiterhin für den Schutz der Meere. Immer wenn weitere Fischbestände in Gefahr kommen, listet sie die entsprechenden Fischarten aus. Gemeinsam mit dem WWF überprüft die Migros das Sortiment jährlich.

Die Migros ist die grösste Fischverkäuferin der Schweiz. Rund die Hälfte des Umsatzes macht das Unternehmen mit Fischen und Meeresfrüchten aus Wildfang, die andere Hälfte kommt aus Zuchtbetrieben. Diese fünf Arten sind bei den Kundinnen und Kunden am beliebtesten: Lachs, Thun, Pangasius, Forelle und Crevetten


Christine Gaillet
Mediensprecherin Migros
044 277 22 81

Source: Migros



Die Migros betreibt das grösste Solarkraftwerk der Schweiz und hat jetzt die Anlage nochmals ausgebaut. Die Solaranlage auf den Dächern der Migros-Verteilbetrieb Neuendorf AG (MVN AG) produziert neu Strom für 1'900 Haushalte.


Gossau, Switzerland, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die Migros betreibt das grösste Solarkraftwerk der Schweiz und hat jetzt die Anlage nochmals ausgebaut. Die Solaranlage auf den Dächern der Migros-Verteilbetrieb Neuendorf AG (MVN AG) produziert neu Strom für 1’900 Haushalte.Mit dem Bau des vierten neuen Tiefkühllagers hat die MVN AG ihre bestehende Solaranlage um 3‘886 Photovoltaikmodule oder 6‘220 m² Fläche vergrössert. Mit dieser Erweiterung produziert die Anlage rund 15 Prozent mehr Strom als bisher und ist weiterhin das leistungsstärkste Solarkraftwerk der Schweiz. Mit einer Maximalleistung von 7.8 MWp kann das Solarkraftwerk 1‘900 Haushalte mit Strom versorgen. Gesamthaft entsprechen die Panels einer Fläche von ungefähr 6 Fussballfeldern. „Anstatt unsere Dächer brach liegen zu lassen, versuchen wir stets sie mit Solarpanels zu belegen.“, freut sich Daniel Waltenspühl, Unternehmensleiter der MVN AG.

Bereits über 90 Solaranlagen auf Migros Gebäuden
Seit bald vier Jahrzehnten arbeitet die Migros daran, ihren Strom- und Energieverbrauch systematisch zu senken. Aber auch die Förderung von erneuerbaren Energiequellen gehört zum ökologischen Engagement der Migros. Im Rahmen ihres Nachhaltigkeitsprogramms Generation M, hat die Migros so auch versprochen, erneuerbare Energien zu fördern. Bereits über 90 Solaranlagen sind auf den Dächern von Migros Gebäuden in Betrieb.


Christine Gaillet
Mediensprecherin Migros
044 277 22 81

Source: Migros


EROSKI inaugura en Medina del Campo su primera franquicia en Valladolid

EROSKI inaugura en Medina del Campo su primera franquicia en Valladolid
EROSKI inaugura en Medina del Campo su primera franquicia en Valladolid


ELORRIO,España, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — EROSKI ha inaugurado hoy su primer supermercado franquiciado en Valladolid, concretamente en la calle Ciudad Real nº 1 de Medina del Campo. El establecimiento, bajo la enseña EROSKI/city, responde al modelo comercial “contigo”, cuyos ejes se centran en un trato más personalizado al cliente, una fuerte apuesta por los productos locales y frescos de temporada, la promoción de la alimentación saludable y nuevas formas para ahorrar en la compra diaria.  Se trata de la sexta franquicia de EROSKI en Castilla y León. La apertura ha supuesto la creación de cinco puestos de trabajo.

El supermercado dispone de un surtido de 3.500 productos de marcas de fabricantes líderes, marcas propias y productores locales en sus 224 metros cuadrados de superficie. Asimismo, cuenta con una amplia oferta de alimentos frescos, especialmente frutas y verduras locales de temporada, y las referencias saludables ganan peso con un surtido más amplio, que incluye una sección de productos ecológicos y dietética. Los clientes disponen de pan horneado en el propio establecimiento diariamente para garantizar la máxima frescura.

Las ofertas y promociones se sucederán cada mes para favorecer el ahorro de los consumidores. Una apuesta por el ahorro que tiene su máximo exponente en EROSKI Club, el nuevo programa de relación de los Socios-Cliente con la marca, que ofrece descuentos hasta del 15% en más de 2.500 productos, así como promociones y ofertas exclusivas, además de todas las ventajas del programa Travel Club. Más de 36.000 vallisoletanos son Socios Cliente de la cooperativa y disfrutan ya de las ventajas de EROSKI Club.

Compras anuales de 143 millones de euros en Castilla y León

La política comercial de EROSKI potencia al máximo las economías locales para crear riqueza en el entorno contribuyendo al desarrollo agroalimentario y económico-social. En este sentido la cooperativa trabaja con 588 proveedores de Castilla y Leon. En las tiendas EROSKI pueden encontrarse hasta 453 referencias de productos de la región. Las compras anuales de la cooperativa en esta comunidad ascienden a 143 millones de euros.

44 franquicias inauguradas en el primer semestre del año

EROSKI ha abierto 44 supermercados franquiciados en el primer semestre de 2016, uno de ellos en Castilla y León. La cooperativa cumple así las previsiones de su plan de expansión para poder alcanzar el centenar de nuevos establecimientos franquiciados al cierre del ejercicio.

Estas inauguraciones, que han contado con una inversión de 6,6 millones de euros, han generado 264 puestos de trabajo. Estas aperturas suponen, junto a la transformación emprendida de su red de tiendas propias, un fuerte impulso a la expansión del modelo comercial ‘contigo’ que define la nueva generación de tiendas EROSKI.

Datos de contacto con el Departamento de Comunicación:
944 158 642

Source: Eroski


Michael Bublé returns to HSN for a live two-hour special on October 17th following successful launch of his new fine-fragrance for women, By Invitation

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Singer Michael Bublé is returning to HSN on Monday, October 17th and this time with microphone in hand, following a sell-out launch of his new fine-fragrance for women, By Invitation, in late August. Bublé will perform classic hits, as well as songs off his new studio album, Nobody But Me, prior to its official release on October 21st.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michael back to HSN following his exclusive fragrance launch with us in August,” said Alicia Valencia, SVP Beauty Merchandising, HSN. “HSN has proven to be a successful launch platform for both music and fragrance, so we are excited to marry these two components in a special two-hour primetime event with Michael.”

“I was truly blown away by the incredible response to the launch of By Invitation fragrance on HSN,” said Michael Bublé, “I can’t wait to return to share my latest work with my fans and HSN customers alike. I’m looking forward to performing some of my favorite tunes and introducing a few new ones from my new album.”

The live two-hour special will air Monday, October 17th, from 10pm ET to midnight, where Bublé will be selling his latest album, Nobody But Me, and talking about his inspirations for the album and songs. The album includes an HSN exclusive bonus CD track list. The Michael Bublé By Invitation holiday set, including a 3.4 fl. oz Eau de Parfum Spray and 5.1 oz body lotion, will also be available for purchase.

Nobody But Me Track List

  1. Believe In You
  2. My Kind Of Girl
  3. Nobody But Me
  4. On An Evening In Roma (Sotter Celo De Roma)
  5. Today (Is Yesterday’s Tomorrow)
  6. The Very Thought Of You
  7. I Wanna Be Around
  8. Someday
  9. My Baby Just Cares For Me
  10. God Only Knows

At Home with Michael Bublé Bonus CD Track List

  1. Home
  2. Close Your Eyes
  3. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  4. Crazy Love
  5. You Make Me Feel So Young

Michael Bublé’s new studio album, Nobody But Me, is scheduled to be released on October 21st, 2016, on Warner Bros./Reprise Records. It is his first studio album in three years.

About HSN:
HSN is a leading direct-to-consumer live content retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to 94 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website – features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 39 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSNI). For more information, please visit, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.

About Michael Bublé:
Michael Bublé is a multi-platinum and multi-Grammy award winning global superstar who has sold well over 55 million albums and has had several Number One singles in the course of an unprecedented career. The Canadian born entertainment phenomenon has performed hundreds of sold out concerts around the world.  His most recent To Be Loved Tour was seen by over two million fans and included ten sold out shows in London’s 02 Arena.

About Karine Dubreuil-Sereni:
Karine Dubreuil-Sereni is a perfume creator. Working for multiple fragrance houses for many years, Karine has composed a variety of renowned and top selling perfumes such as Eclat d’Arpège, Gucci Envy Me, Mûre et Musc, Extrême and Womanity.  A native of Grasse, France, Karine is as passionate about fragrances as she is opera and classical music (Karine is a soprano).

Media Contact:

Brad Bohnert

Source: HSN, Inc./globenewswire

H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson awarded Sustainable Leadership Award by NMC Nätverket för Hållbart Näringsliv

H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson awarded Sustainable Leadership Award by NMC Nätverket för Hållbart Näringsliv
H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson awarded Sustainable Leadership Award by NMC Nätverket för Hållbart Näringsliv


STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — NMC highlights Karl-Johan Persson’s courage to lead the fashion industry towards increased sustainability and systematic change. He is described as a source of inspiration for the entire fashion industry, within Sweden and globally.

“There is no doubt that this is a leader prioritising to push for long-term change when it comes to improving working conditions and closing the loop.”

Ylva Öhrnell, Chairman of NMC

NMC is also emphasising the importance of collaborating with others as well as anchoring the sustainability work with the top management to be able to work successfully with sustainability and thereby contribute to real change.

“For H&M, a sustainable leadership is about leading the way and about working long-term, instead of choosing simple solutions not leading to lasting change. This is key not only to a sustainable leadership but also for a sustainable approach in general. It’s a great honour to receive this award, but without dedicated colleagues striving to be at the forefront, this would not have been possible”, says Karl-Johan Persson.

The award was presented in Stockholm on October 13. For more information and images please read the NMC press release.

Press Enquiries:

Phone: +46 8 796 53 00

Source: H&M


BRC Chief Executive: Both footfall and shop prices have fallen year-on-year, retail spending grew in September by 1.3%

London, 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — HELEN DICKINSON OBE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, BRITISH RETAIL CONSORTIUM, SAID: “Total footfall was fractionally down this month with almost one per cent fewer people heading out to shopping locations across the UK. While in itself this isn’t the news retailers would hope for, taken with other retail industry data published this month it tells a fascinating story. At the same time as both footfall and shop prices have fallen year-on-year, retail spending grew in September by 1.3 per cent. This is a function of the changing face of retail and the hard work and innovation of British retail businesses who are responding brilliantly to technological advances and changing consumer habits.”

DIANE WEHRLE, MARKETING AND INSIGHTS DIRECTOR, SPRINGBOARD, SAID: “The headline result for the UK shows a slight worsening of footfall in September from August, but does not reveal the underlying trend that shopping centres are losing shopper numbers at a faster rate than high streets. Whilst the very warm and sunny weather will have drawn consumers to high streets in September, resulting in a greater drop in shopping centre footfall of 2.5 per cent, this is not just a one off result as shopping centre footfall has dropped by 1.8 per cent for the year to date compared with -1.4 per cent in high streets and a rise of 1.2 per cent in retail parks. The issue for shopping centres could be that many have lacked the investment required to maintain their appeal for shoppers whose standards and expectations have risen.

“The other trend is the rate of increase in footfall in retail parks is diminishing, with a decline in three months of this year and a lower average increase for the year to date of 1.2 per cent compared with 2.2 per cent last year. Changes in their offer including family friendly restaurants, coffee shops, libraries, and cinemas heightened the attractiveness of these locations to shoppers and led to an uplift in footfall. Inevitably this rate of increase slows.

“Moving forward into what should be the most lucrative trading period of the year, despite the challenges of a weaker pound and living wage costs, it is critical that staffing remains strong to deliver the level of customer service required to ensure retail destinations offer a quality customer experience.”

Media Contact:

BRC Press Office
TELEPHONE: + 44 (0) 20 7854 8924
OUT OF HOURS: +44 (0) 7557 747 269

Source: BRC

CVS Pharmacy to assist patients in determining the best Medicare Part D prescription drug plan during enrollment period for 2017

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), announced today (Oct. 14, 2016) that it will offer an extensive array of in-store and online resources to assist senior patients in determining the best 2017 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan during the Annual Enrollment period. Open enrollment for Medicare Part D begins October 15 and ends December 7, 2016.

Convenient access to information about local and national Medicare Part D plans will be available to patients in both English and Spanish at all 9,600 CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide. In addition, more than 11,000 informational events will be held in select CVS Pharmacy stores across the country during the Open Enrollment period where representatives from local health plans will provide Medicare Part D information to eligible patients and answer any questions they may have.

CVS Pharmacy’s online Health Insurance Information Center,, offers information on available Medicare Part D plans. The website features information that helps seniors find a plan in their community and guides them on how to enroll. For seniors evaluating Medicare Part D plans, they can enter their prescription information and zip code to compare plans available to them. Patients can also find a listing of store informational insurance events in their community.

“Selecting a Medicare Part D plan can be confusing and stressful for patients. That’s why it’s important they understand the many plan options available to them,” said Kevin Hourican, Executive Vice President, Pharmacy Services and Supply Chain, for CVS Health. “By making our pharmacists available to help patients better understand their options and offering access to health insurance information at our stores and online, we’re arming patients with the tools they need to determine which plan best meets their health care needs.”

CVS Pharmacy does not endorse any specific Medicare Part D plan and accepts most major Medicare prescription drug plans. It is participating in several regional and national Part D preferred pharmacy networks which offer additional savings opportunities for Medicare beneficiaries, including no or low co-pays on generic medications.

During the Annual Enrollment period, Medicare beneficiaries can review their prescription coverage and enroll in a new plan for 2017 if they choose. Because Medicare Part D plans change each year and patients’ individual prescription needs may change, comparing plans could save hundreds of dollars.

As patients evaluate the available prescription drug plans, it is important for them to consider their annual deductible, premium and co-payments, as well as which plans cover the prescriptions they are taking, any out-of-pocket expenses, and if their pharmacy is included in the plan.

About CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 9,600 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at

Amy Lanctot

SOURCE: CVS Pharmacy

Mobile payment: EuroShop to cover topic experts say will revolutionise retail in coming years

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — With mobile payment, EuroShop, The World´s No.1 Retail Trade Fair taking place from 5 to 9 March 2017, will cover a topic experts say will revolutionize retail in coming years. Mobile payments are fast, efficient for the retailer and convenient for the shopper. Few in the industry doubt that this innovative cashless payment method will prevail in the long run.

Shoppers using less cash

Acceptance of cashless payment methods is on the rise globally. Even German shoppers – traditionally rather devoted to cash – are increasingly paying with plastic. According to the latest credit card study by the Cologne-based EHI Retail Institute, the volume of card payments has tripled since the mid-1990s. Even in 2016, though, more than half of all sales are conducted as cash transactions.

Especially for small amounts. The majority of transactions in German retail ring up for less than €15. The EHI calculated an average purchase amount of €21.18 in retail chain stores across all industries. This figure falls well below the €25 threshold for contactless payments not requiring additional PIN or signature authentication. That rule is aimed at significantly reducing the time it takes to process the payment transaction at the register. For a long time, card payments haven’t been able to touch the average cash transaction processing times of 15 to 28 seconds, depending on industry, the EHI has calculated. Contactless payments using NFC (Near Field Communication) now make it possible.

NFC picking up speed

The technical perquisites for a more widespread dissemination of NFC technology are mostly in place now. The banking sector as well as credit card providers are in the process of issuing NFC-enabled cards. Things are already looking good from an acceptance point of view, as well. The EHI survey found that 60 per cent of the largest retail companies in Germany will be able to accept contactless payments by the end of 2016, which means they’ll also take NFC-based payments via mobile devices.

Not all mobile phones are equipped with NFC technology yet. This includes even newer iPhones, which are NFC-enabled but can only be used for the proprietary Apple Pay process. Transition technologies such as QR codes or retrofits using NFC codes embedded in stickers must be used to reach all smartphone users today. The mpass service offered by the mobile providers O2, Telekom and Vodafone deploys the latter solution.

The shopper decides

The reason user numbers in Germany are negligible so far has less to do with a lack of technical capabilities and more with a lack of consumer understanding and trust. For consumers, the situation is confusing and not particularly transparent. The various methods are based on different technologies and usage instructions. The procedures are unfamiliar and haven’t been learned yet. Making matters worse are security and privacy concerns.

A breakthrough requires shoppers to understand and accept the benefits of these new rapid payment methods, concludes the EHI study. International examples show that customers are principally willing to accept the new technology. A recent MasterCard study found that 41 per cent of consumers in the UK prefer mobile payments. A fifth of all credit card payments are already contactless in that country.

Market growing internationally

The payment provider has also discovered that acceptance is greatest in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Looking at mobile payment amounts, the Euromonitor says China doubled in volume with $235 billion last year, surpassing the US. The market for mobile payment systems in that country grew by 42 per cent to $231 billion. By the end of the year, a total of about $600 billion in sales will have been handled using mobile payment. Current forecasts predict that volume to at least double over the next five years.

Providers positioning themselves

It’s hardly surprising, then, that lots of providers would love to grab a piece of this rapidly growing market. Besides the banking industry, mobile network operators and payment service providers, they include big data companies such as Apple, Google and Microsoft.

Among them, Apple Pay has probably made the biggest splash so far. Following a successful launch in the US, the NFC-based system exclusively for iPhone users has been made available in eight additional countries to date, including China, the UK, France and Switzerland; Russia was added in early October.

Other major competitors positioning themselves in the payment market include Google with Android Pay and Microsoft. It’s generally expected that they’ll gain a foothold in Germany, too. Because of our country’s complex banking system and the large number of partners with which conditions must be negotiated, that process will probably take a bit longer than in other markets.

Scoring points by adding value

In June of this year, Payback leapfrogged all of them. Germany’s leading bonus programme with 28 million customers stepped up to shake up the mobile payment market. Payback users shopping at retailers such as dm Drogerie Markt, Real, Galeria Kaufhof, Aral and Alnatura – plus future partners such as Rewe and Thalia – can now use a smartphone app for cashless payments while simultaneously earning points.

The emphasis, though, isn’t mobile payment per se, explains Payback’s managing director Dominik Dommick: “Entering the payment market isn’t Payback’s primary goal. Instead, we aim to reflect the entire POS benefits chain, from finding the store to collecting points, couponing and paying to electronic receipts. We use a customer mindset to digitally support this entire process.”

Payback is very pleased with the results. According to the service provider, the app has been downloaded nearly 10 million times. About 90 per cent of customers installed the update, which lets them make mobile payments. A majority of retailers use QR codes to facilitate this process, but NFC is also a possibility – that’s the solution implemented by Aral.

Dirk Königsfeld, Real’s marketing director, talks about his experiences from a retailer’s perspective: “The system works flawlessly; it’s fast and simple. Our customers have responded even more positively than we expected.” He’s convinced that Payback can take hold as a firmly established mobile payment system in Germany in just a few months. “That’s because we’re approaching the issue with a service mindset, not like others before us who wanted to set a standard”, says Königsfeld. “As a multi-partner programme, Payback is present in half of all German households. Who else could make mobile payment a success and a fixture in German retail”, he says, discussing Real’s involvement.

More than just numbers

Mobile payment plays a secondary role for Edeka, too. The retail group has introduced a shopping app enabling fast and easy purchases at its discounter Netto and a growing number of Edeka stores. Shoppers can make mobile payments while automatically redeeming coupons and earning points. The application was developed by Valuephone, a GK Software subsidiary. Managing director Stefan Krüger considers mobile payment a necessary feature for what he calls “mobile customer engagement”: “It’s all about giving customers who are digitally navigating retail a comfortable way to get information along with personalised offers and easy-to-use transaction functionality. Mobile payment is on that list.”

Krüger is convinced that the mobile payment market will slowly but surely gain steam both in Germany and internationally. An ever-tighter network of locations accepting the payment method is developing. PR efforts and incentives will help to boost the number of transactions – but only if the solution is an integrated one which offers more than just a payment method. “It must make sense for the customer and represent a combination of benefits”, as he puts it.

Volker Steinle, Germany director for payment service provider Adyen, also considers the issue as one component in a larger context. To him, mobile payment is the last missing piece in omnichannel retailing. “Retailers must abandon their silo mindset and merge their systems, which includes payment”, pleads Steinle. The provider’s product enables retailers to accept payments online, in-store and in-app using a single integrated solution.

Steinle advises retailers to refrain from saving sensitive financial information on their own computers since data breaches could lead to stiff penalties and enormous damage to the company’s reputation.  The systems deployed by financial institutions and payment service providers are much better suited for that task because they comply with the highest security standards, which are constantly checked and adjusted.

The future is mobile

Smartphones are increasingly becoming shopping companions for consumers, who use them to save shopping lists and compare prices, search for products and reviews, collect coupons and vouchers, and shop online. More and more often, they also want to use them to pay. Retailers have to adjust if they don’t want to lose future sales.

Now is the time to create the conditions that will enable mobile payments at the check-out arear. EuroShop 2017’s Retail Technology area (EuroCIS, Halls 6 and 7a), offers the ideal platform to learn everything there is to know about market-relevant solutions.

EuroShop 2017 is open for trade visitors from Sunday, 5 March 2017, to Thursday, 9 March 2017, daily from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. 1-day tickets cost EUR 70.- (EUR 50.- purchased online beforehand (e-Ticket)),  2-day tickets cost EUR 90.- (EUR 70.- purchased online beforehand) and season tickets are EUR 150.- (EUR 130.- purchased online beforehand). Admission tickets include a free return trip to EuroShop on public transport marked VRR (Verkehrsverbund-Rhein-Ruhr).

EuroShop Basics:

In 1966 EuroShop was organised for the first time by Messe Düsseldorf and is held every three years. The EHI Retail Institute acts as the event’s conceptual sponsor. The last EuroShop in 2014 registered 2,229 exhibitors from 56 countries on over 116,000 m² of net exhibition space and 109,496 trade visitors, 63% of whom came from abroad.

For further information go to

Your Press Contact:
Dr. Cornelia Jokisch, Tanja Karl
Tel.: +49 (0)211/4560-998/-999
Fax: +49 (0)211/4560-8548

Source: EuroShop

Haggen continues support for schools projects surrounding its stores through

Bellingham, Wash., 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — True to the company’s values and culture, Haggen has donated more than $30,000 to 56 projects requested by teachers throughout Whatcom County this summer. These small donations will make an impact on 3,660 school-aged children at 16 schools in 6 school districts throughout the county. This fall, Haggen has pledged $22,500 to this fall. Each store will have $1,500 of funds to give to local school projects.

Since November 2015, Haggen has donated more than $112,000 in total to 308 projects at 149 schools impacting 25,736 students through About half of that has benefitted school projects in 18 schools in Whatcom County.

For decades, Haggen has been an active supporter of the schools in the communities surrounding its stores through direct donations, Scrip sales, School Bucks and now through Founded in 2000 by a teacher, makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need providing tools and experiences needed for a great education.

“Funding these projects brought absolute joy to our whole Haggen team,” said Emily Riggs, Program Development and Promotions Specialist at Haggen “We’re honored to support our local classrooms and teachers and we applaud the teachers’ dedication and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of our community’s youngest members.”

Linsey Pike, a teacher at Blaine Primary School whose project was funded by Haggen, wrote, “Once again I am stunned by Haggen’s generosity for the children in our care. I teach because I love kids and I want them to feel loved and know they can positively impact the world we live in. One way I seek to improve their education is through and I am so thankful for our funded project. This project will help many children for years to come. Thank you again for your kind donation.”

Click here for a full report on Haggen’s giving to For details on the projects funded this summer see below.

About Haggen

Founded in 1933 in Bellingham, Washington, Haggen has built its business on providing guests the freshest and most local products with genuine service, while supporting the communities it serves. Throughout its eight decades in business, the company has supported regional farms, ranches, fisheries and other businesses, creating a lasting and sustainable food economy. For more information about Haggen, visit

Contact: l (800) 995-1902

Source:  Haggen

Nine Intershop customers among winners of the 2016 German Online Shop Awards

Stockholm, Sweden, 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — All top three places in the Sport & Fitness category were awarded to brands whose online shop is based on the Intershop platform. The best German online shops were selected following a consumer survey conducted by the German Institute for Service Quality and n-tv, evaluating the opinions of 35,000 customers.

The award-winning online shops based on the Intershop platform are:

Category: Sport & Fitness

First place:

Second place:

Third place:

Category: Non-Chain General Retailers

Second place: HSE24

Category: Garden

Third place: GartenXXL

Category: Shoe Fashion

Second place: I’m walking

Category: Eyewear

Second place: Lensbest

Third place: Mister Spex

Category: Food

Second place: Bofrost

The German Online Shop Prize was awarded in September in Berlin. The consumer survey evaluated customer satisfaction with online shops in six areas: value for money, online offer, customer service, Internet presence, shipping and returns as well as ordering and payment options. Other areas taken into consideration were product quality, range of products, quality of telephone support, delivery options, shipping costs, shipping times and returns handling.

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

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.


Intershop Public Relations

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

Source: Intershop

Red Button Vintage Creamery launches six seasonal ice cream flavors for the holidays

Salt Lake City, UT, 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Red Button Vintage Creamery is bringing the taste of the holidays to shoppers with six seasonal ice cream flavors. Starting in October, Candy Cane, Egg Nog and Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake ice cream will be available with two additional flavors, Orange Stick and White Chocolate Cranberry, arriving near the first of November. The seasonal flavors, as well as the entire line up of Red Button Vintage Creamery ice cream, will be available at the great price of two for $7 throughout November and December exclusively at Associated Food Stores’ retailers.

“We all associate specific flavors with different holidays. Pumpkin spice in the Fall and egg nog at Christmas-time. We are excited to bring those tastes to our premium ice cream in a treat the whole family can enjoy regardless of the weather,” said Boyd Irving, director of exclusive brands for Associated Food Stores.

Red Button Vintage Creamery launched in July 2015 with the first eighteen flavors of premium ice cream developed through a partnership between Associated Food Stores and Casper’s Creamery. Today, the premium ice cream is available in 28 flavors year round including Sea Salt Carmel Pretzel, Sprinkled Animal Cookie and now Pistachio. The brand is exclusively available at more than 300 Associated Food Stores retailers including Lin’s, Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market, Fresh Market, Peterson’s and Stokes. For more information about Red Button Vintage Creamery ice cream or to find a retailer near you, visit

About Associated Food Stores
Associated Food Stores is an independent retailer-owned warehouse based in Salt Lake City, Utah, which provides complete warehouse facilities and services to over 400 grocers throughout the Intermountain West. To learn more about Associated Food Stores or to find a retailer near you, visit

Media Contact:
Rachael Wabel

Source: Associated Food Stores

Empire Company Limited announced the appointment of James M. Dickson as Chair of the Board of Directors

STELLARTON, N.S, 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Directors of Empire Company Limited today (October 12, 2016) announced the appointment of James M. Dickson as Chair of the Board of Directors. Mr. Dickson replaces Robert P. Dexter who announced his intention to retire both as Chair and as a member of Empire’s Board at the company’s annual general meeting on September 15.

Mr. Dickson joined the Empire Board in September 2015. Mr. Dickson is also a Director of Clearwater Seafoods Incorporated and Chair of the Board of Regents of Mount Allison University.

After a distinguished career at the law firm Stewart McKelvey where he practiced primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities for more than 20 years and chaired the firm for several years, Mr. Dickson retired from the partnership and became counsel to the firm earlier this year. He has business operations experience in both the energy sector and food retail, through roles earlier in his career at Gulf Canada and Sobeys.

Mr. Dickson holds a Certificate in Engineering from Mount Allison University, a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Calgary. He is a professional engineer and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010.

“Jim’s background and track record in representing and advising some of Canada’s best- known and successful companies combined with his governance experience in serving on the boards of publicly traded companies as well as one of our country’s most respected post secondary institutions, makes him ideally suited to assume the role as Chair of the Empire Board,” said Kevin Lynch, Chair of the Empire Board’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees.

Donald R. Sobey, Chair Emeritus of Empire Company Limited praised Mr. Dexter for his service to company shareholders over the past three decades:

“In the 29 years that Rob has served on the Empire Board, the past 12 as Chair, he has played a pivotal role in some of the most important decisions leading to the company’s significant growth. His outstanding contributions, wise counsel and commitment to strong governance have been the foundation of his service both as a Director and as Chair of the Board.”


Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A) is a Canadian company headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. Empire’s key businesses are food retailing and related real estate. With approximately $24.6 billion in annualized sales and $8.8 billion in assets, Empire and its subsidiaries, franchisees and affiliates employ approximately 125,000 people.

For further information, please contact:

Media Contact:
Andrew Walker
Senior Vice President
Communications & Corporate Affairs
Sobeys Inc.
(905) 238-7124 ext. 6711

Source: Empire Company Limited

The Cooking School @ Market Bistro announces classes for Novermber

Latham, N.Y, 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Cooking School @ Market Bistro will offer a variety of classes that range from basic cooking to more advanced recipes and skill levels, including; ethnic foods, quick meals, appetizers, baking and pastry classes. The registration fee for classes range from $30 to $55 per person.

Tuesday, November 1; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On & Dine: Comfort Foods: Like Mom Used to Make
Mom’s recipes stir up nostalgic memories of supper around the table with the family. Recipes include: macaroni and cheese, chicken croquettes, biscuits and gravy, and old fashioned ginger bread. (Registration: $55 per student (wine served))

Wednesday, November 2; 6 to 8 pm
Hands On & Dine: Quintessence: Chicken Teriyaki
Reminisce about days gone by with a delicious meal made popular at the much loved and much missed Quintessence restaurant. Recipes include: chicken teriyaki, spinach fettuccine with Quintessence vinaigrette, and Quintessential salad. (Registration: $55 per student (wine served))

Friday, November 4; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On & Dine: Guys Night Out: Chili
A great pot of chili conjures up images of tailgating, football, or just staying cozy inside on a cold day. Recipes include: Chef Donnie’s award winning beef chili, chicken chili verde, corn bread, and Mexican brownies. (Registration: $55 per student (beer served))

Saturday, November 5; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On & Dine: Polish Cooking
Do you know where to eat pierogi in Poland? Everywhere! Do you know where to learn to make them? Right here! Recipes include: cabbage sausage soup, pierogis, galumpkis, and paczki. (Registration: $55 per student (wine or beer served))

Tuesday, November 8; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On & Dine: The Art of Risotto
Versatile risotto can be served as an appetizer, a main course, a side dish, and even dessert. Recipes include: basic risotto, arancini, dirty risotto, and risotto rice pudding. (Registration: $55 per student (wine served))

Thursday, November 10; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On & Dine: Dinner Made Fast
Learn to cook a couple of quick meals, as well as a simple, but decadent dessert. Recipes include: garlic shrimp over pasta, soy-marinated pork chop, and chocolate walnut strudel. (Registration: $55 per student (wine served))

Friday, November 11; 11 am to 12:30 pm
Taste Bud: Pizza Party (ages 5-8)
You’ll prepare pizza sauce, and then get to make your own personal pizza and finish off with a cookie pizza. Recipes include: personal pizza with cheese and pepperoni, veggies with ranch dip, and cookie pizza. (Registration: $30 per student)

Friday, November 11; 3 to 5 pm
Jr. Chef: Pizza Party (ages 9 plus)
Make pizza from scratch, including the sauce and toppings, then finish with a sweet cookie pizza. Recipes include: pizza dough and sauce, veggies with ranch dip, and sugar cookie pizza. (Registration: $35 per student)

Saturday, November 12; 5 to 8 pm
Hands On & Dine: Party Perfect Appetizers
With the holidays right around the corner, get ready for holiday entertaining with these delicious appetizers. Recipes include: mini-pizza with bacon and mushrooms, baked brie with tomato and pesto, sausage stuffed mushrooms, white bean rosemary crostini, and cranberry meatballs. Registration: $55 per student (wine served))

Wednesday, November 16; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On & Dine: Thanksgiving Sides
Time to try a new family tradition at the Thanksgiving table? Try some new and updated versions of your old favorites. Recipes include: butternut squash gratin, Brussels sprouts, savory stuffing, green bean casserole and pumpkin biscuits. Registration: $55 per student (wine served))

Thursday, November 17; 6 to 9 pm
Demonstration: Spice Up Your Holidays with Jansal Valley Spices
Visit for details. Registration: $40 per student (wine served))

Monday, November 21; 12 to 3 pm
Tuesday, November 22; 12 to 3 pm
Bake and Take Pies:
Back by Popular Demand! Thanksgiving dessert made simple. Learn to bake a flaky crust, then make and bake two pies to bring home. Recipes include: chocolate bourbon pecan and maple pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust. Registration: $55 per student (wine and light fare served))

Tuesday, November 29; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On & Dine: Sweet and Savory Crepes
We’ll make delicate, delicious crepes three ways. Recipes include: basic crepe, savory crepe, and a sweet crepe. Registration: $55 per student (wine served))

Wednesday, November 30; 6 to 9 pm
Hands On & Dine: Bread Baking for Beginners
Like Oprah says, “I love bread!” Learn the basics of bread baking and enjoy the smell of fresh loaves at home. Recipes include: basic bread dough, 30-minute rolls, and French baguette. Registration: $55 per student (wine and light fare served))

Pre-registration for all classes is required. Register online at or by visiting The Cooking School @ Market Bistro.

Located in the Latham Price Chopper (873 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110), the Cooking School @ Market Bistro is a state-of-the-art kitchen equipped with hands-on cooking stations where attendees can learn to cook or expand cooking expertise. Each station is fully stocked with appliances, knives, and cooking equipment designed to resemble a home kitchen. Both hands-on and demonstration cooking classes are offered, including classes for children. With a wide variety of themes, classes will be taught by a member of Price Chopper’s Cooking School Culinary Team, as well as guests such as local chefs, nutrition experts, and cookbook authors.

About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit

Maureen Murphy

Source: The Cooking School @ Market Bistro

New Zealand: Foodstuffs supports the Government in its fight against Childhood Obesity

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In January this year the United Nations released the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) report stating that the world was facing a global epidemic in childhood obesity with the number of overweight children under the age of five predicted to jump to as high as 70 million over the next decade.

Foodstuffs (NZ) Ltd, Managing Director, Steve Anderson says, “As the largest food retailer in New Zealand, we have a role to play in helping support the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan and create healthier communities that will thrive in the long-term.”

As part of its support for the Government’s Plan the key areas Foodstuffs has pledged to focus on are:

  • Promoting the consumption of healthy foods by reformulating private label products to improve their nutritional profile and enable healthier eating.
  • Providing education on diet, nutrition and physical activity through the Food for Thought Charitable Trust.
  • Completing the roll out of Health Star Ratings across our private label portfolio in support of the Government’s message that consumption of foods high in fat, sugar and salt should be limited.
  • Ensuring all marketing activities comply with the relevant ASA Codes including an updated Code of Advertising to Children.

“We believe that long-term change can be achieved if consumers are supported through a wide range of initiatives that help people make more informed choices, including greater access to healthier alternatives through reformulation,” says Anderson. “We have committed to reformulate our private label products so that by the end of 2018 the sugar and sodium content will be reduced by 10% and saturated fat content continues to be reduced across the range.”

Anderson adds that the levels of these nutrients in new private label products will be given careful consideration, and Foodstuffs will champion the reformulation cause with its suppliers. “We have created a new Supplier Award designed specifically to recognize suppliers’ commitment to change in this area.”

“By pledging to reduce Childhood Obesity and collaborating with Government we hope to begin to see a reduction in the number of children who are overweight and obese,” says Anderson. “Our Food for Thought programme which is a free nutrition education course sponsored by Pams, helps Year 5 and 6 primary school students (9–10 year olds) make healthy food and lifestyle choices.”

“This community based initiative has been designed and developed by nutritionists and teachers working within the New Zealand Health and Physical Education curriculum, and has reached more than 110,000 children since it began in 2007.”

Foodstuffs has been an active supporter of the Health Star Rating (HSR) scheme and since its launch in 2014 has been actively rolling out the labelling scheme across its private label portfolio.

“To date we have 40% of the brand’s 1500 products carrying HSR and we are now committed to completing the rollout to the entire portfolio by the end of 2018” says Anderson. “As a company we are very supportive of the HSR as we believe it provides consumers with a clear guide on how to assess the healthiness of a product compared with other products across a category.”


Tel: +64 4 472 6435
Fax: +64 4 472 6412

Source: Foodstuff

Albert Heijn komt met tweede editie Allerhande Kerstfestival

Albert Heijn komt met tweede editie Allerhande Kerstfestival
Albert Heijn komt met tweede editie Allerhande Kerstfestival


Zaandam, Netherlands, 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albert Heijn organiseert in de decembermaand voor de tweede keer op rij het Allerhande Kerstfestival op de sprookjesachtige locatie van Het Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht. Het smakelijke foodfestival met de sfeer van een kerstmarkt biedt op 9, 10 en 11 december weer inspiratie aan duizenden consumenten. Jong en oud kunnen tijdens het festival genieten van heel veel lekkers en alle groente-, fruit-, vlees- en visspecialisten van Albert Heijn persoonlijk ontmoeten. Deze editie zijn er nog meer workshops en kooksessies van bekende culinaire experts, waaronder Ron Blaauw, Moshik Roth, Eke Mariën en Harold Hamersma. Nieuw dit jaar zijn ook het Allerhande podium en de Allerhande proefkeuken en een speciale beauty, styling & cadeau tent. De kaartverkoop van het Allerhande Kerstfestival start vandaag via

Volop ideeën voor het kerstmenu

Het Allerhande Kerstfestival was vorig jaar compleet uitverkocht. Ruim 30.000 consumenten bezochten in drie dagen tijd het festival waar Albert Heijn de bezoekers inspiratie bood voor het kerstdiner. Ook dit jaar loop je tijdens het festival als het ware door het menu- van borrel tot dessert. Bij de vele foodstands is weer volop te proeven en krijg je tips en inspiratie voor alle gerechten van het kerstmenu. “We hebben vorig jaar heel veel enthousiaste reacties ontvangen en zijn trots dat we ook dit jaar weer volop inspiratie kunnen bieden voor de kerst. Samen met onze klanten, leveranciers en medewerkers gaan we er een onvergetelijk feest van maken. We hopen dat iedereen na het bezoek van het festival vol met ideeën voor het kerstmenu naar huis gaat”,aldus Wouter Kolk, algemeen directeur van Albert Heijn.

Koken met sterren en culi’s

Consumenten krijgen tijdens het Allerhande Kerstfestival dé kans om te leren van culinaire experts. Niet alleen door te kijken en te luisteren, maar ook door zelf te doen tijdens de vele workshops. Op het speciale Allerhande podium laten we zien hoe je kerstklassiekers met een twist maakt. En in de Allerhande proefkeuken laten we je heel veel proeven, zoals bijvoorbeeld de gerechten uit de nieuwe Allerhande Kerstbox. Daar staat ook de culinaire redactie van Allerhande klaar om alle vragen over je persoonlijke kerstmenu te beantwoorden. En natuurlijk ook dit jaar veel bekende namen op het podium. Kijk, proef en ruik aan diverse wijnen samen met wijnjournalist Harold Hamersma en kom alles te weten over zoet & hartig bakken met receptontwikkelaar en foodstylist Eke Mariën. Culinair journalist Onno Kleyn deelt zijn kennis over smaak en eten. De Arabische keuken kun je ontdekken met Nadia Zerouali en Merijn Tol en de Israëlische keuken met sterrenchef Moshik Roth. Ron Blaauw laat zien hoe je kunt uitpakken en het toch simpel houdt met producten uit de supermarkt.

Kaartverkoop Allerhande Kerstfestival

Het Allerhande Kerstfestival vindt plaats op 9, 10 en 11 december in Het Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht. Op kun je vanaf 15 oktober je kaarten bestellen. Vanaf 31 oktober is ook het complete programma en alle informatie over de workshops beschikbaar op De toegangsprijs voor het festival bedraagt € 10,- per persoon. De toegang voor kinderen tot en met 5 jaar is gratis en kinderen van 6 tot 18 jaar betalen € 5,-.

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Source: Albert Heijn


Albert Heijn breidt range Excellent soepen uit met nieuwe smaken

Zaandam, Netherlands, 2016-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — De herfst is inmiddels toch echt aangebroken. Dé tijd van het jaar dat mensen graag genieten van een kop warme soep. Albert Heijn heeft iets nieuws voor soepliefhebbers die graag genieten van soepen van hoge kwaliteit, maar ook houden van gemak. De Excellent lijn is door het culinaire team van Albert Heijn uitgebreid met bijzondere smaken. De range bestaat nu uit zes varianten met een internationale herkomst. Er zijn drie nieuwe smaken aan het assortiment toegevoegd en ook de keuze aan vegetarische alternatieven is uitgebreid.

Internationale smaken en verhalen

Voor de ontwikkeling van de AH Excellent soepen heeft het culinaire team van Albert Heijn inspiratie uit de hele wereld gehaald. Van India tot Thailand en van Marokko tot Frankrijk. Het resultaat zijn zes soepen van hoge kwaliteit, die gegeten kunnen worden als complete maaltijd of in combinatie met bijvoorbeeld brood, rijst of noedels. De AH Excellent range soepen bestaat nu uit:

  • Marokkaanse Harira – met kikkererwten, tomaten, spinazie en room

Harira is een vegetarische soep, van oorsprong Arabisch en uitgegroeid tot dé nationale Marokkaanse soep. De Marokkaanse Harira is smaakrijk, gebonden en goed gevuld. Deze soep is lekker met olijven en dadels en brood.

  • Indiase Dahl – met wortel, bloemkool, ui en yoghurt

Dahl is een vegetarische soep uit de traditionele Indiase keuken. De soep dankt zijn stevigheid aan de basis van rode linzen en is gekruid met gember. Dahl kun je ook als een complete maaltijd gebruiken met groente of naanbrood.

  • Thaise Tom Kha Kai – met rode en groene paprika, citroengras, kokosmelk en biologische kip

Tom kha kai is een echte klassieker uit de rijke Thaise keuken. Populair door de romige en toch lichte combinatie van zoete en zure smaken. Deze romige kippensoep is lekker met knapperige kroepoek.

  • Indische Pinda – met kip, gember, paprika, prei en sambal

Pindasoep is een traditioneel Indisch gerecht. De lichtpittige soep wordt bereid op basis van fijngemalen pinda’s. Je kunt deze soep net als in Indonesië eten met witte rijst.

  • Thaise pompoen kokos – met kurkuma, koriander, komijn, fenegriek en gember

Deze vegetarische, zachte en romige soep past perfect in de traditie van de Thaise keuken. Hij dankt zijn rijke smaak aan de combinatie van kokosextract en pompoen. Deze soep is lekker met witte rijst of noedels.

  • Franse Bouillabaisse – met tomaat, koolvis, mosselen en garnalen

Bouillabaisse is een authentieke Provençaalse vissoep. Zijn mooie, volle smaak dankt deze soep aan sappige tomaten en een variatie aan vis, schaal- en schelpdieren. Lekker met knapperig volkoren stokbrood.

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Source: Albert Heijn