Shopping centre Iso Omena to build the largest solar power plant realised in a Finnish retail property

Shopping centre Iso Omena to build the largest solar power plant realised in a Finnish retail property
Shopping centre Iso Omena to build the largest solar power plant realised in a Finnish retail property


Helsinki,  Finland, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopping centre Iso Omena plans to build a large solar power system. When complete, this will be the largest solar power plant realised in a Finnish retail property. To be installed on the shopping centre’s roofs, the approximately 2,000 solar panels will produce around 460,000 kWh of solar electricity annually. This impressive capacity corresponds to the annual electricity consumption of about 230 blocks of flats.

The project will be implemented using the new solar electricity contract model. Solarigo Oy, which is acting as the partner to Iso Omena’s owner Citycon, will invest in the solar electricity plant and take care of the system’s planning, installation and operation throughout the entire contract period. Citycon will purchase the solar electricity produced by the plant owned by Solarigo, which will be used to meet Iso Omena’s energy demands. The power plant will provide renewable, Finnish, and emission-free solar electricity for up to 35 years.

“Solar electricity is an excellent fit for Iso Omena’s electricity acquisition as its production is at its greatest on sunny summer days when the need for cooling energy is most needed in the premises. The Iso Omena extension has been granted the highest possible platinum-level LEED environmental certification. This solar electricity contract is yet another indication that we are attempting to reduce our environmental load by increasing the share of green electricity in the energy we purchase,” says Sanna Yliniemi, Commercial Director at Citycon.

“We are delighted that we can help our customer exploit solar power through Solarigo’s solar electricity contract and, at the same time, increase the production of solar electricity in Finland,” says Pekka Härkönen from Solarigo.

Citycon Oyj (Nasdaq Helsinki: CTY1S) is a leading owner, developer and manager of urban grocery-anchored shopping centres in the Nordic and Baltic regions. The company manages a property portfolio that totals approximately EUR 5 billion and its shares have a market value of approximately EUR 2 billion. For more information about Citycon, please visit


Sanna Yliniemi, Commercial Director
Telephone: +358 41 456 3421

Source: Citycon


Back to Nature Foods recalls Chocolate Delight Granola and Chocolate Chunk Cookies due to undeclared Milk

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Back to Nature Foods LLC of Naples, FL, is voluntarily recalling the products below because they contain chocolate purchased from a third-party supplier which was found to contain milk not listed as an ingredient on the label. Persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Schnucks customers are urged to check for:

Chocolate Delight Granola, 11 oz.

UPC: 8-19898-01201

All best by dates between and including 12/125/16 – 7/27/17

Chocolate Chunk Cookies, 9.5 oz.

UPC: 8-19898-01100

All best by dates between and including 5/8/17 – 5/12/17

Schnucks customers may return any affected product to their store of purchase for a full refund. Those with questions should contact Back to Nature’s Consumer Relations Center at 1-844-275-5845 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

Media Contact:

Paul Simon

Source: Schnucks

Kohl’s partners with wellness ambassadors to inspire families to move towards a healthy lifestyle

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) announced today a new partnership with six healthy-living ambassadors to energize families through motivating wellness experiences and personalized content. The company is also making it even easier to find the right active solutions for everyone in the family by enhancing its portfolio of authoritative national brands with new offerings from fitness wearables leader Fitbit and global performance brand Under Armour. Kohl’s compelling combination of engaging partnerships and powerful brand expansions delivers an unmatched wellness experience for families.

“We know Kohl’s customers want to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives with their families and are looking for ways to bring fitness into real life,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief merchandising and customer officer. “By connecting our customers to experts who motivate in this space with the launch of our ambassador program and providing inspiration with our growing brand portfolio with new brands like Under Armour, Kohl’s makes it easy for families to integrate wellness into their lives.”

New Partnerships

For the first time, Kohl’s has partnered with six leading experts in the industry to share inspiring wellness tips and product recommendations, showing families how fun and easy it is to make their move towards a healthy lifestyle. The cascade of information will include multiple consumer and fan touch points, including Facebook Live feeds, in-person workouts, demonstrations and more. The wellness ambassadors include:

Tone It Up – Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott are the founders of Tone It Up, a healthy lifestyle brand and community for women. Karena and Katrina are both healthy living and fitness experts, having inspired millions worldwide to pursue their best lives through a fun, energetic and positive approach to all things fitness and nutrition. The duo offers workout content and guidance, the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan and branded active gear and apparel. For Kohl’s, Karena and Katrina will share high-energy exercise routines and wellness tips to motivate families to stay active.

Kevin Curry – Kevin Curry launched the Fit Men Cook blog to share his healthy food ideas and keep his followers motivated on their fitness journey. He has mastered the art of creating mouthwatering dishes that are also affordable. His philosophy is that it is all about everyday people — no matter the fitness level or athletic ability — aiming to live the best life possible through fitness and healthy eating. Kevin will share easyto-do cooking demonstrations and recipes proving how simple and delicious it can be to eat healthy.

Bob Harper – With more than 20 years of experience, Bob Harper is a health and fitness expert, host of NBC’s The Biggest Loser, celebrity trainer and three-time #1 New York Times best-selling author. He is a proven lifestyle expert who is known for full-body exercises and nutrition plans for anyone on a fitness journey. Bob will provide a variety of fun ways for everyone in the family to get moving and enjoy the outdoors.

Sophie Jaffe – Sophie Jaffe is a health and wellness expert, certified as a raw food chef and yoga teacher. She launched Philosophie, a blog with the goal of making it easier, more inspiring and more delicious to attain optimal health and wellness. Sophie’s content for Kohl’s will focus on tips for families to find balance and get active.

Jordan Younger – Jordan Younger is the blogger behind the wellness and lifestyle blog The Balanced Blonde and is the author of the finding-balance memoir Breaking Vegan. She has emerged as a leading voice in the space due to her authenticity, unique voice, passion for all things wellness and relatability. Jordan’s tips and advice will guide families on how to start small on their healthy eating journeys.

Alicia Archer – With a background in dance, Alicia shares her fitness to showcase the power of movement as it relates to living a healthy and active lifestyle. She demonstrates new and exciting ways to get moving, whether in a yoga studio, in a city setting or exploring a new neighborhood park.

Amazing Product

Kohl’s also offers the right mix of products to ensure families across the country can find everything they need to reach their wellness goals. This includes new brand and product offerings with the launch of Under Armour, one of the most authentic and fastest growing active brands in the world, and new fitness trackers and accessories from Fitbit, the pioneer and leader in the connected health and fitness market. These are on top of what customers can already find on shelves with Nike, Columbia, New Balance, adidas and more.

Under Armour – The introduction of Under Armour performance apparel, footwear and accessories in early spring 2017 will be the biggest brand launch in the history of Kohl’s, reinforcing its promise to deliver powerful and relevant national brands that customers want. The innovative, performance-focused brand will take Kohl’s active offerings to a new level both in store and online. Under Armour products, designed to make all athletes better, will be available for the entire family, including men’s, women’s and youth.

Fitbit – Kohl’s has expanded its collection of Fitbit devices with exclusive accessory styles and new product offerings for consumers to have even more choices to express their personal style while leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

o Products available now include:

 Fitbit Alta Activity Tracker ($129.99), a slim, sleek customizable fitness wristband with motivational health and fitness features.
 Fitbit Alta Special Edition Gold Series Activity Tracker ($149.99), a hand-polished, goldplated, stainless steel tracker available in pink or black classic fitness band. Find the pink colorway for a fresh look exclusively at Kohl’s stores nationwide, and Additional accessories sold separately.
 Five exclusive Simply Vera Vera Wang for Fitbit Alta ($79.99) accessory designs inspired by Vera Wang’s signature style, ultimately creating unique accessories for everyday wear. Activity tracker sold separately.
 Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate Activity Tracker ($149.99) fitness wristband featuring innovative health and fitness tools based on its continuous wrist-based heart rate tracking technology, an enhanced fitness experience, smarter technology and a sleek new look with interchangeable bands that can easily go from a workout to a night out.

o New merchandise available this November includes:

 Fitbit Flex 2 Activity Tracker ($99.99), the first-ever swim-proof fitness wristband from the company, features an ultra-slim design and removable tracker to effortlessly track all-day activity, exercise and sleep in a style that can be personalized.
 Two Simply Vera Vera Wang for Fitbit Flex 2 hinge bangles ($69.99) that mix super-sleek black or silver metal with understated silicone to create a casual and chic bracelet option for versatile wear. Activity tracker sold separately

Engaging Experiences

This holiday, make your move with Kohl’s by kick-starting the season with an exciting Under Armour customer challenge called “Maintain Your Momentum.” The healthy eating motivator and sweepstakes encourages and rewards participants to log 15 meals on their MyFitnessPal app account during the month of November. Once the 15 meals are recorded starting November 1 through November 30, participants can enter for a chance to win an Under Armour HealthBox Connected Fitness System and Kohl’s gift card. Find additional contest information and terms and conditions at MyFitnessPal’s mobile app.

Incredible Savings On top of offering amazing national brands for all active and wellness needs, Kohl’s makes it easy to save. Customers who sign up for Kohl’s Yes2You Rewards will find extra savings every time they shop. Members earn one point for every dollar they spend, no matter how they pay, with no limit on points earned and no cost to join. They also receive a $5 reward for every 100 points in addition to other exciting benefits, like guaranteed savings offers, chances to earn bonus points and more. Only at Kohl’s, customers can earn $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent in store or online during Kohl’s Cash promotions. Best of all, there is no limit to how much customers can earn, and they can use it to save on a future purchase.

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit

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Wakefern Food Corp. announces 4.2% retail sales increase for the 52-week ending Oct. 1, 2016 vs. the prior year

Keasbey, NJ., 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wakefern Food Corp. Chairman and CEO Joseph S. Colalillo and President and COO Joe Sheridan addressed Wakefern shareholders, store management and staff at the company’s annual shareholder meeting today (Oct. 27, 2016) in East Brunswick, New Jersey.

The company reported record retail sales of $16 billion for the 52-week fiscal year ending Oct. 1, 2016, a 4.2 percent increase from the prior year. The cooperative opened 11 new ShopRite® stores, two The Fresh Grocer® stores, one Price Rite® and one new format store, Dearborn Market,® during the same period.

“Wakefern marks its 70th anniversary this year, and we are proud of our history of success and service in the communities where our family-owned and operated supermarkets are located. We’ve grown and changed a lot in the past 70 years, but our founding entrepreneurial spirit and principles remain the same.  We will continue to grow and innovate to provide our customers with the very best shopping experience,” Colalillo told a gathering of 900 people at the Hilton in East Brunswick.

Colalillo announced the retirement of two members from Wakefern’s Board of Directors: Robert Clare, president of the ShopRite of Oakland, Inc., and Richard McMenamin, chairman of McMenamin Family ShopRite, LLC.

“We thank Bob and Rich for their service, wisdom and expertise on the board. Both men will remain active in their own companies and with the cooperative,” said Colalillo, who also welcomed new board members Sean McMenamin, president of McMenamin Family ShopRite, LLC, and Shawn Ravitz, vice president of administration for Supermarkets of Cherry Hill, Inc.  “We look forward to working with our new board members and the entire board as we shape our future successes.”

Wakefern President and COO Joe Sheridan, right, recapped the company’s growth and accomplishments while also kicking off the launch of ShopRite’s Wholesome Pantry private label line of products made with simple, clean ingredients.

“From our retail dietitian program to our expanding private label lines and digital presence, Wakefern Food Corp. and our supermarket banners are meeting the future head-on to provide great customer experiences in store and online,” said Sheridan.

Also at Thursday’s meeting, Wakefern shareholders re-elected to the Board of Directors included: Joseph Colalillo, Chairman and CEO; Larri Wolfson, Irv Glass and Dominick J. Romano, Vice Chairmen; Lawrence Inserra, Jr., Treasurer; Jeffrey Brown, Assistant Treasurer; Richard Saker, Secretary;  Ned Gladstein and Nicholas Sumas, Assistant Secretaries; as well as Jordan Coe, Lawrence Collins, Sr., Harry Garafalo, Jon Greenfield, Charles Infusino, Vincent Lo Curcio III, Leonard Sitar and Richard Tully.  Joe Sheridan was also re-elected as President and COO.

Karen O’Shea
Phone: 732-906-5932
Communications Specialist

Karen Meleta
Vice President
Consumer and Corporate Communications
Phone: 732-906-5356

Source: Wakefern Food Corp.

Sheetz opens its 10th E85 and E15 Biofuel station in Virginia

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, celebrated the impact of the USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) Biofuel Infrastructure Project Grant with the opening of its 10th E85 and E15 Biofuel station in Virginia on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership, which aims to increase the availability of domestic biofuel in the Commonwealth of VA, the Sheetz located at 11774 Sudley Manor Drive in Manassas, VA became the 10th gas station to offer E15 in the state of Virginia.

“Sheetz, is proud to be a partner in the Biofuel Infrastructure Project Grant,” said Mike Lorenz, Sheetz Executive Vice President Petroleum Supply.  “As we continue our reputation as an industry innovator and the ultimate one-stop shop, we are pleased to continue expanding the offering of E85 and E15, the new and innovative blends of fuel, to consumers in Virginia.”

An additional ten Sheetz stores offering E85/E15 are planned for Virginia through this partnership. The Virginia project adds nearly 40 total stations in Virginia and Maryland and is an award to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and supported by Virginia Clean Cities.

The Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership Grant, totaling nearly $5 million to install ethanol refueling infrastructure in Virginia and Maryland, brings greater access to clean, home-grown renewable fuel and gives Virginia and Maryland residents more access to a broader range of fuel options. As a significant private sector infrastructure partner, Sheetz has committed to offering cleaner burned E-15 product at more Sheetz locations in the coming years.

“Virginia drivers now have cleaner and more affordable fuel choices thanks to the availability of higher ethanol blends at the pump,” said Michael Scuse, Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services. “Now that projects across the country are starting to take shape, it is clear that the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership is working to increase access to renewable, American-made fuels that will help reduce our environmental impact and support rural economies.”

The Virginia-Maryland collaboration was the only multi-state proposal selected for award. This collaborative effort will result in greater access to fueling infrastructure across Virginia, by increasing the number of stations across the Commonwealth offering ethanol such as this Sheetz in Manassas. This cleaner inexpensive biofuel benefits Virginia businesses, agriculture, and drivers.

To learn more about Sheetz, please visit Prices for new fuel offerings can be found at:

About Sheetz, Inc.

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 17,500 employees. The company operates over 535 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 10, Top 12 Best places to work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook ( and Instagram (

Laura Hager

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Office Depot announces early Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals instore and online starting Oct. 30

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, is giving customers a jump start on the holiday season by offering early Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals – at and in its retail stores, starting Oct. 30.

“The holidays are a busy time, and customers are shopping earlier than ever,” said Diane Nick, senior vice president of marketing for Office Depot, Inc. “By offering more deals on tech, tech accessories, office chairs and more, earlier in the season and weekly until Black Friday, we hope to take a bit of stress out of the holiday shopping experience.”

Shoppers can save time and money this holiday season with a huge selection of gifts and gear for family, friends and co-workers from Office Depot and OfficeMax.

Early Black Friday deals available in-store and online, Oct. 30 through Nov. 6 include 1 :

  • Dell™ Inspiron Laptop with Intel® Core™ i7 Processor for $499.99 (regular price $799.99)
  • Lenovo™ Ideapad 110 Laptop with Intel® Core™ i3 Processor for $299.99 (regular price $499.99)2
  • Dell™ Insipiron 15.6” Laptop with Intel® Inside™ for $219.99 (regular price $299.99)
  • Lowest Price Ever! Laptop bundle for $529 (regular price $849) which includes the below:
    • HP 15.6″ Touchscreen Laptop with Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
    • Microsoft® Office 365™ Personal 1-Year (pre-installed)
    • Logitech® Wireless Mouse
    • McAfee® LiveSafe ™ Software, 1-Year Subscription Card
  • 70 Percent off All Duracell® Powerbanks3
  • Wireless Virtual Reality Headset for $14.99 (regular price $49.99)

Additionally, in-store doorbusters Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 include:

  • Brenton Studio® Ruzzi Mid-Back Chair for $54.99 (regular price $109.99)
  • Realspace® Fosner Bonded Leather High-Back Chair for $79.99 (regular price $159.99)
  • SanDisk® Cruzer® Glide™ USB 2.0 Flash Drive, 128GB for $24.99 (regular price $69.99)

Early Black Friday deals available in-store and online, Nov. 6 through Nov. 12 include 4 :

  • Dell™ Inspiron 11.6″ 2-in-1 Laptop with Intel® Pentium® Processor for $299.99 (regular price $399.99
  • HP 15.6″ Laptop with Intel® Core™ i3 Processor for $319.99 (regular price $499.99)
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 for $129.99 (regular price $199.99)
  • Lexar Jumpdrive Twisturn USB 2.0 16GB for $5.99 (regular price $14.99)
  • 50 Percent off All Altec Lansing Power5

Additionally, in-store doorbusters Nov. 6 through Nov. 8 include:

  • WorkPro® 1000 Series Chair for $99.99 (regular price $209.99)

Early Black Friday deals available in-store and online, Nov. 13 through Nov. 19 include 6 :

  • Laptop Bundle for $399 (regular price $699) which includes the below:
    • HP 15.6″ Laptop with AMD A10 Processor, Model 15-ba053nr
    • Microsoft® Office 365™ Personal, 1-Year (pre-installed)
    • Logitech® M325 Wireless Mouse
    • McAfee® LiveSafe™ Software, 1-Year Subscription Card
  • Dell™ 11.6″ Laptop with Intel® Inside™ and One Year Subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal for $199.99 (regular price $299.99)
  • HP Printers on Sale
    • HP Officejet Pro 6978 for $99.99 (regular price $179.99)
  • Skullcandy Ink’d Earbuds for $10 (regular price $20.99)

Additionally, in-store doorbusters Nov. 13 through Nov. 14 include:

  • Brenton Studio Briessa Mid-Back Vinyl Chair for $59.99 (regular price $129.99)
  • Realspace Salsbury Bonded Leather High-Back Chair for $89.99 (regular price $179.99)

Early Black Friday deals available in-store and online, Nov. 20 through Nov. 26 include 7 :

  • Lowest Price Ever! Dell Inspiron 13.3” 2-in-1 Laptop with Intel Core i5 Processor for $529.99 (regular price $699.99)
  • HP Officejet Pro 6968 for $89.99 (regular price $149.99)
  • SanDisk Cruzer Edge USB 2.0 Flash Drive 16GB for $5.99 (regular price $17.99)
  • Save 40% on Realspace Landon Computer Desk with Hutch for $197.99 ( regular price $329.99)
  • Realspace Calusa Mesh Mid-back Chair for $99.99 (regular price $179.99)

Shoppers can also find special Every Monday is Cyber Monday online-only offers Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14 and 21 from 4 a.m. to 3:59 a.m. the following day at Visit the website for more information.

Office Depot and OfficeMax will feature deals and savings on other great gear and gifts on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, as well as throughout the holiday season.

For more information, and to find an Office Depot or OfficeMax store near you, visit

About Office Depot, Inc.

Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.

Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

The company has annual sales of approximately $14 billion, employs approximately 49,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 59 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy, and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at:

1 Prices not valid in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

2 Special order required in select locations.

3 Selection varies by location.

4 Prices not valid in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

5 Selection varies by location.

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Julianne Embry

Source: Office Depot, Inc.

eBay completes acquisition of visual search technologies pioneer Corrigon Ltd.

eBay completes acquisition of visual search technologies pioneer Corrigon Ltd.
eBay completes acquisition of visual search technologies pioneer Corrigon Ltd.


San Jose, California, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — UPDATE: eBay has completed the acquisition of Corrigon Ltd., a pioneer of visual search technologies.  Corrigon’s image recognition technology will enhance the eBay shopping experience.  The Corrigon team has joined eBay’s structured data organization and will be based in eBay’s Israeli Development Center in Netanya.

The below posting was originally published on October 5, 2016:

eBay has signed an agreement to acquire Corrigon Ltd., a pioneer of visual search technologies. Corrigon helps identify objects within an image, matching both visual and textual elements to ensure that the image is recognized, correctly classified and best-matched to its corresponding product. With more than one billion live listings on eBay’s platform, Corrigon’s expertise and technology will help match the best images to their products so that shoppers can be confident that what they buy is exactly what they see.  Corrigon is the third acquisition in 2016 to further bolster eBay’s structured data efforts, following the acquisitions of SalesPredict and Expertmaker.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Corrigon brings deep experience in image processing and computer vision to eBay.  Specifically, Corrigon’s technology and expertise will contribute to eBay’s efforts with image recognition, classification and image enhancements as part of its structured data initiative. There are three parts to eBay’s structured data initiative: first, collect the data; second, process and enrich the data; and third, create product experiences. Corrigon will support the second and third parts – processing and enriching the data and creating product experiences.

“As we continue to evolve the eBay shopping experience, Corrigon’s technology and expertise will help buyers find the best results when shopping on eBay through experiences that were not possible a year ago, before our investments in structured data,” said Amit Menipaz, Vice President and General Manager of Structured Data at eBay. “Corrigon represents eBay’s third acquisition in the structured data space this year, further underscoring our commitment to powering deeper inventory insights for our sellers and compelling new user experiences for our buyers.”

“Corrigon’s state-of-the art visual search technology enables fine grained product detection within images. We look forward to applying our expertise and technology to eBay’s platform, which has more than a billion product images,” said Avinoam Omer, co-founder and CEO of Corrigon.  “Working in partnership with eBay’s structured data team, we will help eBay sellers list more efficiently and eBay buyers find what they are looking for faster in order to increase customer sales conversions.”

Upon the close of the transaction, the Corrigon team will join eBay’s structured data organization and will be based in eBay’s Israeli Development Center in Netanya.

Corrigon was co-founded in 2008 by Avinoam Omer and Einav Itamar.  Prior to Corrigon, Omer founded Zoomix (acquired by Microsoft), which developed machine learning technology for data quality and master data management and, before that, DataChase.


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Cabela’s expands its presence in Texas with the opening of its new store in El Paso

SIDNEY, Neb., 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB), the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, announced today (Oct. 27, 2016) it will expand its presence in Texas by bringing the company’s unique retail experience and new store design to El Paso.

The store will join the new West Towne Marketplace development located off Exit 8 of Interstate 10 near Paseo del Norte, offering customers a convenient location in an expanding shopping area. River Oaks Properties, El Paso’s premier retail developer, is the developer of the open-air retail and entertainment destination.

Construction on the 50,000-square-foot store is expected to begin this year, and Cabela’s anticipates a fall 2017 opening. Upon opening, it will become the seventh Cabela’s location in Texas, joining Fort Worth, Buda, Allen, Waco, Lubbock and League City.

“We are focused on continuing to build and expand the Cabela’s brand and retail footprint,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “El Paso presents a great opportunity to better serve our established customers throughout western Texas and southern New Mexico, and to introduce Cabela’s to additional outdoor enthusiasts in the region. We are excited to provide a store designed specifically for the outdoor activities and needs of that area.”

The store will offer customers an immersive outdoor experience with a 360-degree wildlife-display feature, dozens of museum-quality taxidermy mounts, vintage outdoor photos and memorabilia, and a regionally specific theme and habitat feature.

Additionally, the store will include an archery and firearm tech room, indoor archery range and Bargain Cave, along with thousands of outdoor products displayed using Cabela’s new layout that dedicates more square footage to the company’s core areas in hunting, fishing, camping and recreational shooting.

The new layout also will allow a more flexible product assortment as outdoor activities change throughout the year, resulting in more in-season and regionally specific gear.

Cabela’s expects to employ approximately 125 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees at the store, most of whom will come from the surrounding area.

About Cabela’s Incorporated

Cabela’s Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty omni-channel retailer of hunting, fishing, camping, shooting sports, and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company’s founding in 1961, Cabela’s® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World’s Foremost Outfitter®. Cabela’s offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela’s also issues the Cabela’s CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program. Cabela’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CAB”.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not historical or current fact are “forward-looking statements” that are based on the Company’s beliefs, assumptions, and expectations of future events, taking into account the information currently available to the Company. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company’s statements regarding opening a new retail store in El Paso, Texas. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance, or financial condition to differ materially from the expectations of future results, performance, or financial condition that the Company expresses or implies in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to the consummation of the proposed merger by and among Bass Pro Group, LLC, Prairie Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bass Pro Group, LLC, and the Company, including, without limitation, the receipt of stockholder and regulatory approvals; unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the proposed merger; legal proceedings, judgments, or settlements, including those that may be instituted against the Company, the Company’s board of directors, executive officers, and others following the announcement of the proposed merger; disruptions of current plans and operations caused by the announcement and pendency of the proposed merger; potential difficulties in employee retention due to the announcement and pendency of the proposed merger; and the response of customers, suppliers, business partners, and regulators to the announcement of the proposed merger; the state of the economy and the level of discretionary consumer spending, including changes in consumer preferences, demand for firearms and ammunition, and demographic trends; adverse changes in the capital and credit markets or the availability of capital and credit; the Company’s ability to successfully execute its omni-channel strategy; increasing competition in the outdoor sporting goods industry and for credit card products and reward programs; the cost of the Company’s products, including increases in fuel prices; the availability of the Company’s products due to political or financial instability in countries where the goods the Company sells are manufactured; supply and delivery shortages or interruptions, and other interruptions or disruptions to the Company’s systems, processes, or controls, caused by system changes or other factors; increased or adverse government regulations, including regulations relating to firearms and ammunition; the Company’s ability to protect its brand, intellectual property, and reputation; the Company’s ability to prevent cybersecurity breaches and mitigate cybersecurity risks; the outcome of litigation, administrative, and/or regulatory matters (including the ongoing audits by tax authorities and compliance examinations by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation); the Company’s ability to manage credit, liquidity, interest rate, operational, legal, regulatory capital, and compliance risks; the Company’s ability to increase credit card receivables while managing credit quality; the Company’s ability to securitize its credit card receivables at acceptable rates or access the deposits market at acceptable rates; the impact of legislation, regulation, and supervisory regulatory actions in the financial services industry; and other risks, relevant factors, and uncertainties identified in the Company’s filings with the SEC (including the information set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 2, 2016, Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended April 2, 2016, and Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended October 1, 2016), which filings are available at the Company’s website at and the SEC’s website at Given the risks and uncertainties surrounding forward-looking statements, you should not place undue reliance on these statements. The Company’s forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Other than as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Media Contact:
Nathan Borowski

Investor Contact:
Andrew Weingardt

Source: Cabela’s Incorporated

Al Meera Consumer Goods Company opens new shopping center in Bu Sidra

Al Meera Consumer Goods Company opens new shopping center in Bu Sidra
Al Meera Consumer Goods Company opens new shopping center in Bu Sidra


QATAR, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the ambitious expansion strategy being adopted to reach all regions of the country and provide its exceptional services to the various segments of society, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (QSC) has opened its new branch in Bu Sidra; the first shopping center opening its doors to consumers as part of Al Meera’s ‘14 shopping centers’ expansion plan, which is part of the Company’s mission to provide consumers in every region of the country a great shopping experience that provides true value for money.

The opening of the new shopping center comes in the framework of Al Meera’s Corporate Social Responsibility, in terms of providing the highest quality products at affordable prices to the communities in which it operates, as well as keep pace with the urban and population boom Qatar is witnessing, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.

The new Bu Sidra Al Meera shopping center is located on the street parallel to the Al Furousiya Street in the Al Rayyan area, landing on the intersection of the Al Ishraq Street and Al Ikhaa Street. The 4250 m2 branch entails 2100 m2 of supermarket area, in addition to 10 other shops and a food court, which will begin providing its services to the shopping center’s visitors at the soonest.

The shopping center was built in accordance with the highest international standards and has been equipped with modern interior designs and lighting systems that ensure a distinctive shopping experience. The center feature a supermarket equipped with world-class technologies and facilities, a huge parking space, and a variety of shops and restaurants, further fulfilling the Company’s vision of becoming consumers’ ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’.

The opening ceremony was inaugurated by Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Qahtani, Deputy CEO of Al Meera in the presence of Mr. Mohammed Hamad Al-Marri, a member of the 13th District Central Municipal Council and Al Meera representatives.

Community shopping centers represent an important element in the growth and development strategy that Al Meera Consumer Goods Company is pursuing. Its new store will meet the needs and requirements of residents in the area and serve the surrounding communities. Al Meera’s Bu Sidra branch is the first community shopping center within out of the 14 planned to be completed and opened in succession, in order to meet the needs of consumers and provide a convenient and integrated shopping experience under one roof.


Tel: 40119111/40119112
Fax: +974 40119186

Source: Al Meera


BlueStar Europe becomes two-tier distributor for NCR’s retail solutions

Duluth, Ga. / London, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (October 27, 2016 ) announces that BlueStar Europe has joined its roster of distribution providers as a two-tier distributor for NCR’s retail solutions.

BlueStar works exclusively with value-added resellers (VARs), providing them with complete solutions, business development and marketing support. NCR and BlueStar’s expanded relationship will enable them to distribute NCR’s complete portfolio of omni-channel retail technologies including Assisted POS, Peripherals, RealSCAN Scanners & RealPOS Printers. As a two tier distributor, BlueStar’s services extend beyond simple distribution to a range of services that provide greater flexibility and extended support for VARs reselling NCR technologies. This will include the provision of credit facilities, marketing assistance and extensive technical support.

“BlueStar Europe has a deep presence across Europe and vast experience within the point of sale and data capture industry,” said Matt Thatcher, Global Distribution Channel Leader, NCR. “It’s the ideal partner in helping to deliver and build on NCR’s technology for VARs across Europe.”

“For NCR, BlueStar Europe will provide the opportunity to scale and offer in-depth localised service, allowing us to keep regional inventory readily accessible for our partners and reduce shipping time for forecasted projects,” continues Thatcher. “BlueStar Europe, along with our other two-tier distributors, will greatly enhance our ability to deliver services to the highest possible standard across the region.”

BlueStar Europe joins NCR’s roster of pan-European distributors and will offer services in the UK, France, Germany, Benelux, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland and the Nordics.

Laurent Berger, VP of Sales, BlueStar Europe, concludes “BlueStar has built a wide range of partnerships with leading brands in retail technology and we’re delighted to add NCR that group. This partnership will allow us to continue to offer VARs the best possible products, accompanied by the best possible service.”

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. The company encourages investors to visit its web site which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

Web site:
Twitter: @NCRCorporation

Media Contacts:
Ortrud Wenzel
NCR Public Relations
+49 821 405 8191

Tim Henschel
NCR Corporation

Source: NCR Corporation

Dunkin’ Donuts launches industry first mobile gifting and payment through Messages in iOS 10

CANTON, MA, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts is making it easier than ever for people to make someone’s day and help others keep on running with the brand’s coffees, beverages, baked goods and more. Today (October 27, 2016) Dunkin’ Donuts becomes the first national coffee chain to enable gifting and payment within Messages in iOS 10. Dunkin’ Donuts fans can now access the Dunkin’ Mobile App through the App Store for iMessage to deliver mobile Dunkin’ Donuts Cards to friends, family and colleagues as quickly and simply as sending an emoji.

Dunkin’ Donuts mGifts in Messages in iOS 10:

Guests now have the option to purchase Dunkin’ Donuts mGifts in Messages using Apple Pay, making it even easier to share a Dunkin’ gift in a way that’s secure and private. Once received, the mGifts can be easily moved into the Dunkin’ Mobile App and registered for use.

Dunkin’ Mobile App Updates:

The Dunkin’ Mobile App allows users to pay right from the app with their virtual Dunkin’ Donuts Card. The App also lets users browse the menu, locate the nearest Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant, access their DD Perks® account to find mobile coupons and offers, and more. Functionality improvements made to the Dunkin’ Mobile App include:

  • Multiple Device Login: You asked for it, and we listened! You will now be able to log in with the same DD Perks account across multiple devices.
  • 3D Touch “Quick Actions”: Users on iPhone 6S and higher can now utilize the “3D Touch” functionality to get to their favorite options more quickly.
  • New Home Screen Layout: The tiles in the app home page have been reordered to provide users with easier access to the My Card tab.
  • Text Reader Functionality: The app allows users who have this feature enabled in iOS or Android operating systems to have key features read verbally for those unable to read the icons.
  • Other enhancements and system improvements.

Guests can purchase Dunkin’ Donuts products by simply tapping the mobile Dunkin’ Donuts Card and presenting the screen to the crew member to be scanned. Through the app, members of the DD Perks Rewards Program can access On-the-Go Ordering as well, allowing them to order, pay in advance and then skip the line in store to pick up their favorite menu items.

Stickers in Messages in iOS 10:

Dunkin’ Donuts is also helping fans both show and share their love of Dunkin’ with brand stickers available in Messages in iOS 10. Dunkin’ Donuts stickers make it easy and fun to add images of hot or iced coffee to the conversation or make sweet talk sweeter with donut sayings, dozens, Munchkins® Donut Hole Treats and more. Developed by Snaps Media, Inc., the stickers can be downloaded for free directly from the App Store for iMessage and are compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 10.

According to Sherrill Kaplan, Vice President, Digital Marketing & Innovation, Dunkin’ Brands, “Dunkin’ Donuts is committed to leveraging the best and most innovative technologies to provide our guests with greater levels of convenience. Apple Pay in our stores and our app is already very popular and we are excited have stickers in Messages and create new ways for people to enjoy our coffee, food and beverages, and to share their love for our brand.”

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit or follow us on Facebook (, Instagram ( and Twitter (

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 12,000 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit

Heather McIntyre
Phone: 781-737-5200


Dunkin’ Donuts launches industry first mobile gifting and payment through Messages in iOS 10
Dunkin’ Donuts launches industry first mobile gifting and payment through Messages in iOS 10


Source: Dunkin’ Donuts

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. to close its Hamden Bon-Ton store in Connecticut on January 2017

MILWAUKEE, Wis., 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT), today (October 27, 2016) announced it will close its Bon-Ton store at the Hamden Mart in Hamden, Connecticut. The Company will not renew the lease, which terminates January 31, 2017. The closing will impact approximately 61 associates at this location.  The store will remain open until the end of its lease term.

“Closing this store was a difficult decision,” commented Kathryn Bufano, president and chief executive officer for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “We would like to thank the loyal customers who have shopped with Bon-Ton over the years as well as our devoted store associates for their dedication and friendly customer service to this community.”

The affected associates at the Hamden Mart Bon-Ton location will be considered for available opportunities at other store locations or receive career transition benefits, including severance, according to established practices and state employment service support.

Customers are invited to shop at the company’s website at

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 267 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and five clearance centers, in 26 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.  The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings.  The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.  For further information, please visit the investor relations section of the Company’s website at

Christine Hojnacki

Source: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc./globenewswire

Rakuten opens its online store on 11STREET, one of South Korea’s leading online marketplaces

Tokyo, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc., operator of Japan’s largest online shopping mall Rakuten Ichiba, today announced the opening of a Rakuten online flagship store on 11STREET, one of South Korea’s leading online marketplaces. The newly launched store aims to provide South Korean consumers with high quality and popular merchandise from Japan.

At the time of launch, Rakuten’s online flagship store will feature a variety of fashion goods, beauty and sports products from leading Japanese merchants.

“Rakuten is delighted to announce this collaboration to offer Korean consumers a great variety of high-quality products from popular Rakuten merchants in Japan” said Ryoji Yasutome, Vice Senior Manager Cross Border Trading at Rakuten. “11STREET is a vibrant and innovative online marketplace and we’re excited to be partnering with them on this new cross-border initiative.”

11STREET has a global network of 260,000 sellers, small merchants, brand names, department stores and supermarket chains serving 23 million registered members in its South Korean home market and abroad with shoppers spending $6 billion annually on its sites.

“Korean consumer demand for high quality Japanese and international goods continues to grow at a double figure rate,” said Joon Young Park, Senior VP at 11STREET. “Through our partnership with Rakuten, we are able to offer our customers a more exciting cross-border shopping experience with a larger selection of popular products from Japan.”

Rakuten will introduce products to 11STREET customers from categories such as health, living, kitchen, and hobby items and will continue to expand the product line-up over the coming months. 11STREET and Rakuten will provide support services to participating merchants such as translation, listings, merchandising advice, shipping and customer support.

Rakuten continues to expand cross-border trading building on the successes of Rakuten flagship stores launched on and in China, as well as Gmarket in South Korea.

Rakuten Flagship Store on 11STREET:

About Rakuten

Rakuten, Inc. (TSE: 4755) is one of the world’s leading Internet services companies, offering a wide variety of services for consumers and businesses with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. Since 2012, Rakuten has been ranked among the world’s ‘Top 20 Most Innovative Companies’ in Forbes magazine’s annual list. Rakuten is expanding worldwide and currently operates throughout Asia, Europe, the Americas and Oceania. Founded in 1997, Rakuten is headquartered in Tokyo, with over 12,000 employees worldwide.

Source: Rakuten, Inc.

GameStop unveiled the hottest gifts for this holiday season

GRAPEVINE, TX, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, is ensuring the holidays will be filled with the latest technologies, consoles, games and collectibles for everyone on your shopping list. At last month’s GameStop EXPO in Anaheim, CA, the retailer unveiled many of the hot, soon-to-be-sold-out gifts for the holiday season.

“Tech gear is always at the top of shopping lists during the holidays and our recent GameStop EXPO showcased how gaming technology and systems are becoming lighter, sleeker and more powerful, making game play instant with incredible graphics,” said Eric Bright, senior director of merchandising for GameStop. “More powerful hardware also allows for the latest developments in virtual reality. VR makes game play immersive and close to ‘real-life,’ taking reality or fantasy to completely different levels.”

GameStop is the destination for virtual reality with systems and games in prices ranges to fit all budgets. Additionally, virtual reality content is growing with a wide variety of situations from real-life underwater adventures to defending space pirates in a 360-degree environment to creating art on a virtual canvas. Customers will find a variety of content that everyone can enjoy.

“Our customers also love to expand their experiences outside a game with apparel items and collectibles. From Pokémon t-shirts and plush toys to figures from DC Comics and Marvel, and more, GameStop offers a wide selection of collectibles and stocking stuffers. These items are extremely popular and make great gifts,” Bright continued.

Holiday shopping can be fun; the tough part is deciding what will be sure to delight the people you care about most! The top “must-haves” from GameStop this holiday, include:

Virtual Reality
PlayStation®VR – the new virtual reality system for PlayStation®4 will transform how users experience interactive entertainment with a technology that is truly immersive. The PlayStation®VR core bundle includes the PSVR headset, cables, stereo headphones, and a demo disc with 18 games for $399.99 USD. Eight physical games are available now with more to come.

HTC Vive – A virtual reality system developed in partnership by HTC and Valve. Priced at $799.99, the Vive virtual reality system was designed from the ground up for room-scale VR, allowing true-to-life interactions and experiences thanks to an adjustable headset displaying stunning graphics, two wireless controllers with HD haptic feedback and 360˚ absolute motion tracking. There are more than 165 games titles now available on Steam with more being added daily.

Samsung Gear VR – Consumers can play amazing games, watch Hollywood’s best movies in a virtual private cinema, socialize with friends, and so much more with the mobile virtual reality headset Samsung Gear VR. The Samsung Gear VR drops users right into the action — and it’s only from Samsung for $99.99.

Merge Virtual Reality Goggles – A comfortable and durable VR headset that is compatible with most Android and iOS devices. Merge VR Goggles unlock immersive virtual reality experiences, powered by your smartphone. Whether you want to play new kinds of games, watch 360 videos, travel the world, the Merge VR Goggles make it possible and are priced at $79.99.

New Consoles
Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Special Edition 500GB Blue console bundle – A GameStop exclusive that releases on November 1 for $299.99. Play the greatest games lineup, including Xbox 360 classics on this new slim console. Users will also experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with high dynamic range technology, as well stream 4K video and watch movies in stunning Ultra HD video. This bundle also comes with the new Xbox Wireless Controller, featuring textured grip and Bluetooth® technology and a physical copy of Gears of War 4.

Xbox One S Battlefield 1 500GB console bundle – The only console with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™, 4K video streaming, and HDR for $299.99. The Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 Bundle also comes with a physical Battlefield 1 standard game disc.

PlayStation®4 Pro – Launching November 10 and featuring an enhanced PS4 experience through improved image processing capability and support for 4K quality images, the latest system from Sony is available for $399.99.

Pokémon New Nintendo 3DS XL – Nintendo recently unveiled this glossy black new 3DS XL with an image of the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Legendary monsters etched on the surface. The $199.99 Solgaleo Lunala Limited Edition New 3DS XL is now available in-store or online at Supplies are limited.

The “I Gotta Have It” Games

  • Madden NFL 17 (available now)
  • Gears of War 4 (available now)
  • Battlefield 1 (available now)
  • Titanfall 2 (available now)
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (available now)
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (releases November 4)
  • Watch Dogs 2 (releases November 15)
  • Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon (releases November 18)
  • Final Fantasy XV (releases November 29)

DualShock®4 Wireless Controller – This gold controller defines this generation of play, combining revolutionary features and comfort with intuitive, precision controls. The new gold color will be available exclusively at GameStop for a limited time for $64.99. Customers can pre-order the controller in-store or online.

Xbox Wireless Controller – A GameStop exclusive, the Gears of War 4 JD Fenix Limited Edition controller features a laser-etched design, one unique multiplayer lobby emblem, and three Gear Packs and in available for $74.99.

Seagate 2TB External Hard Drive – Gears of War 4 Edition — Also a GameStop exclusive, this hard drive boosts the storage capacity of your Xbox but is portable enough to fit in your pocket. Its design complements the battle-worn design of Gears of War 4 edition consoles, controllers and accessories. Also includes two Gear Packs to help your fight against the Swarm — unlocking special character & weapon skins, and XP boosts. Available now for $99.99.

Hyper X Cloud X Revolver Gaming Headset — Gears of War Edition — This GameStop exclusive is priced at $149.99. This headset features exclusive Gears of War styling to complement Xbox One Gears of War edition consoles and wireless controllers and award-winning comfort for console and PC gamers. This purchase also includes Gear Packs DLC for Gears of War 4.

Collectibles You’ll Find Only at GameStop

  • Nintendo 8-bit figure 5 pack for $19.99
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Five Nights at Freddy’s Character Pop! Vinyl figures for $11.99 each
  • Halo Wars 2 Jackrabbit Light Strike radio controlled vehicle for $29.99
  • Halo Energy Sword for $59.99
  • 12 month Xbox Live membership with a pair of Gears of War 4 branded socks for $59.99
  • And much more

Don’t Miss Out On Getting What You Want – Pre-Order Early
When products are hot for the holidays, they sell out fast. GameStop encourages customers to go to to place pre-orders for the products they want today.

High-Tech, Low Budget
Customers can also make their dollars go further by trading in pre-owned games, consoles and electronics for credit toward their purchases — making technologies like virtual reality more affordable. GameStop is also making it easier for customers to purchase gifts through its holiday layaway program. Now through December 16, customers have the option to reserve and pay for many of this year’s hottest consoles, headsets and hard drives through GameStop’s layaway program. A $25 minimum deposit is required to start a layaway contract. All layaways must be paid off and picked up at the store location where the original deposit was made by the end of operating hours on December 21.

For more gift ideas for the holidays and information on products and amazing deals, please visit a GameStop store location near you or GameStop’s online Holiday Hub.

About GameStop
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,500 stores across 14 countries. The company’s consumer product network also includes;, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world’s leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek,, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. In addition, our Technology Brands segment includes Simply Mac and Spring Mobile stores. Simply Mac,, operates 72 stores, selling the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offering Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile,, sells all of AT&T’s products and services, including DIRECTV through its 1,424 AT&T branded stores and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its 70 Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.

General information about GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s corporate website. Follow @GameStop on Twitter and find GameStop on Facebook at

Jackie Smith
GameStop Public Relations

Source: GameStop Corporation

ASOS Plc. to hold its Annual General Meeting on 1 December 2016

London, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — ASOS Plc is pleased to confirm that its Annual General Meeting will be held at 12.00 pm on 1 December 2016 at the Company’s registered office at Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7FB.

The Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 August 2016, the Notice of Annual General Meeting and Form of Proxy have now been posted to shareholders.

Copies of the Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31 August 2016, the Notice of Annual General Meeting and Form of Proxy are available on request from the Company at its registered office.

They are also available on the Company’s website at:

For further information:

Greg Feehely
Director of Investor Relations
Tel: 020 7756 1000

Instinctif Partners
Matthew Smallwood/Justine Warren
Tel: 020 7457 2020

J.P. Morgan Cazenove
Michael Wentworth-Stanley/Caroline Thomlinson
Tel: 020 7742 4000

Numis Securities
Alex Ham
Tel: 020 7260 1000

Source: ASOS Plc





NorgesGruppen er rangert høyest blant varehandelsbedriftene av yrkesaktive økonomer i Universums årlige karriereundersøkelse. I konkurranse med alle selskaper havner NorgesGruppen på 10. plass blant økonomene.


NorgesGruppen er rangert høyest blant varehandelsbedriftene av yrkesaktive økonomer i Universums årlige karriereundersøkelse. I konkurranse med alle selskaper havner NorgesGruppen på 10. plass blant økonomene.

Norway, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mer enn 11.000 yrkesaktive har sagt sin mening i Universums undersøkelse, og HR-direktør Edel Kalstad i NorgesGruppen er godt fornøyd med resultatet.

– Vi jobber hver dag for å ha et inkluderende og godt arbeidsmiljø, og jeg ser med glede at dette differensierer oss. En nærmere titt på resultatene viser også at NorgesGruppen assosieres med et kreativt og dynamisk arbeidsmiljø. Det vet vi tiltrekker de beste hodene, sier Kalstad.

Det er ikke bare forventninger til arbeidsmiljøet som former resultatene i undersøkelsen. 75 prosent av økonomene forbinder NorgesGruppen med markedssuksess, en annen viktig årsak til at selskapet havner så langt opp på listen.

Torsdag 27. oktober mottok Edel Kalstad utmerkelsen, sammen med HR-sjef Line Beate Jebsen fra Meny og HR-sjef Helene Eidsvig fra Kjøpmannshuset, under lanseringen av årets resultater på restauranten Lorry i Oslo.

Om undersøkelsen
Universum er Nordens ledende spesialist på arbeidsgiverprofilering og Employer Branding, og avdekker hvert år i sin karriereundersøkelse hvilke selskaper som er Norges mest attraktive arbeidsgivere.

Her kan du lese om årets resultater i Dagens Næringsliv.

På foto fra venstre: Helen Eidsvig, Edel Kalstad og Line Beate Jebsen.


Per Roskifte
Konserndirektør, kommunikasjon og samfunnskontakt

Source: NorgesGruppen


Kering and Parsons School of Design launch new design course to measure environmental impact of students’ creations

London, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering and The New School’s Parsons School of Design announced a new collaboration under their long-standing partnership today (27 October 2016), with the launch of a new design curriculum which will leverage the pioneering KERING x PARSONS: EP&L programme pilot and the My EP&L App to measure and better understand the environmental impacts of students’ creations.

As part of their collaboration, Kering is introducing new modules to Parsons Fashion programme and embedding practical lessons in sustainability into the Parsons curriculum. Parsons will offer the Kering modules to students in three senior Systems & Society Thesis sections and two Materiality Thesis sections. Students will have the opportunity to study Kering’s Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) methodology, which measures and monetizes the environmental impacts from business’ activities across the entire supply chain. Students will also learn how to integrate sustainability from the very start of the design process by evaluating and comparing various materials’ and understanding how their choices influence the extent of the environmental impacts from sourcing to manufacturing via the My EP&LApp, introduced by Kering. Students’ thesis projects will subsequently be evaluated and scored on both design and sustainability criteria, with the ten top students given unparalleled exposure for their designs in an exclusive Design Exhibition, following the course and hosted by Kering and Parsons.

Piloted as part of the Parsons curriculum, My EP&L App is based on Kering’s EP&L methodology and is an easy way for design students and the fashion industry to visualize the environmental impact of a typical product from raw material extraction through to sales.  Highlighting 4 different items in our wardrobe to select – jackets, shoes, handbags and rings – My EP&L App users can choose the raw materials used (such as cashmere, wool, organic cotton, leather), where these are sourced from and then manufactured. In each category the environmental impacts from carbon emissions, water use, water and air pollution, waste production and land use changes are then analysed from an underlying 5000+ indicators to calculate a product’s final impact.  Furthermore, My EP&L can be used as a comparative tool by allowing users to understand and determine better options in order to ascertain lower impact decisions and ultimately create more sustainable designs.  As an illustration, My EP&L shows that by choosing between a bag made from French leather with the inner lining in Chinese silk and hardware in brass from Chile versus a bag made out of US leather with the inner lining in Chinese linen and hardware in Chinese bamboo there is 4.40€ less EP&L impact from the first product decisions, or 26% environmental savings.

“My EP&L illustrates the power of an Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) analysis and will assist fashion designers to easily calculate better options in real time in order to embed sustainability into their products at the very beginning of the design phase,” said Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International institutional affairs at Kering. “As part of our ongoing commitment to advocate the importance of sustainability with the next generation entering our industry, we are excited to expand our Parsons collaboration with a view to sharing My EP&L with further educational institutions following the pilot.”

“We are excited to collaborate with Kering on this important initiative for our students,” said Burak Cakmak, Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design. “Sustainability education is vital for our students, and with Kering’s help, Parsons will be educating the next generation of fashion industry leaders who can create powerful change.”

About Kering
A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.

The Group generated revenues of more than €11.5 billion in 2015 and had more than 38,000 employees at year end. The Kering share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).

About Parsons School of Design
Parsons is a global leader in design education, with programs that span the disciplines of design and the fine arts. With the launch of its fashion design program in 1906, Parsons is credited with the rise of Seventh Avenue, the epicenter of American fashion. Parsons offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design, Associate degrees in Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing, and a Master of Fine Arts Program in Fashion Design and Society initiated through the support of Parsons alumna Donna Karan. Parsons has educated generations of leading American fashion designers, including Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, Tracy Reese, Narciso Rodriguez, Anna Sui, Prabal Gurung, Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, Vena Cava, Alexander Wang, and Jason Wu. For more information, visit

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