Inditex to sponsor exchange program for China’s Tsinghua SEM University students in Spain

Inditex to sponsor exchange program for China's Tsinghua SEM University students in Spain
Inditex to sponsor exchange program for China’s Tsinghua SEM University students in Spain

 

Arteixo, Spain, 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Inditex will fund grants for students of Tsinghua School of Economics and Management to conduct academic and business exchanges in Spain

The Chairman and CEO of Inditex, Pablo Isla, and the Dean of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (SEM), Professor Yingyi Qian, have signed a three-year collaboration agreement to donate resources for the following programmes:

  • Grants for Tsinghua’s SEM students to visit Inditex’s headquarters in Arteixo, Spain to gain practical experience in areas such as fashion retail management, logistics, environmental protection and sustainable development.
  • Training programmes to support the professional development of academic staff in scientific research and teacher training.
  • Promotion of cultural activities for students on the Tsinghua SEM campus in Beijing.

Following the signing of the agreement, Pablo Isla gave a speech to 500 Tsinghua SEM students. In his speech, Isla discussed Inditex’s business model that fully integrates stores and online. He particularly highlighted the importance of people within any business organisation, as well as the need for an entrepreneurial spirit and the capacity to work constantly to achieve targets, engaging in self-criticism and avoiding complacency.  Most importantly, “you have to feel motivated and passionate about what you do,” he said.

Commitment to ethics

Isla elaborated on his approach to business management including “the importance of teamwork and feeling part of the company, giving freedom to teams and acting with freedom, creating possible organisational structures that are as simple as possible”.  He went on to say that all of this must revolve around the permanent reference point of “a commitment to ethics, with the conviction that companies have a positive transformative power capable of adding value to society beyond a purely economic contribution,” he added.

Isla went on to note the importance of sustainability in all business decisions that must be included in the management strategy from the origin of any business venture. “This means setting sights on the long term, both from a social and environmental point of view, while keeping in mind the short and medium term performance,” he said.

In this sense, Isla outlined Inditex’s ambitious eco-efficient store programme, in which energy emissions are reduced by 20% and water consumption is halved compared with a conventional store. This project will be completed in China in 2018, two years ahead of the global target, following the proposal put forward to China’s Ministry of Environment last year.

Isla also discussed the circular economy and Inditex’s efforts to drive this forward. For example, the Group’s research collaborations into the development of new fibres from used garments to extend a garment’s overall life cycle, including Inditex’s collaboration with Lenzing to generate premium textile fibres from textile waste. He also discussed the Group’s garment collection service in stores, with plans to expand the service to reach customers’ homes (as is already the case in Madrid, Spain), highlighting the agreements reached with regional charities to sort these garments for donation or recycling to generate new fibres. Within this programme in China, Inditex is collaborating with the China Environmental Protection Foundation (CEPF).

Pablo Isla also highlighted the importance of the Chinese market to Inditex. “China is a priority for Inditex, and we are convinced of its growth potential. Chinese people love fashion, and we will continue listening to them and learning from them in order to go on meeting the demands of the market through our integrated online and store model.”

Tsinghua University, one of the most prestigious universities in China, was founded in Beijing in 1911. Since it began, it has valued the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the sciences and humanities, the ancient and modern. Tsinghua currently has 14 schools and 56 departments, with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economy, management, education and art. With a firm focus on social responsibility, Tsinghua University is one of the most active institutions in China’s cultural, business and political life.

For any press request please contact with:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex
Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

Source: Inditex

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CarMax to fill 2,500 positions across the country

CarMax to fill 2,500 positions across the country
CarMax to fill 2,500 positions across the country

 

More than 1,200 of the positions are for automotive service careers

RICHMOND, Va., 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is recruiting for 2,500 positions in locations across the country. Of those, more than 1,200 positions are for automotive service careers. These include opportunities for individuals with technical automotive skills as well as those who are starting their career in this field.

“We provide hands-on experience, mentorship and other great benefits like tuition reimbursement for those who want to become technicians,” said Rosey Sanders, Sacramento Regional Vice President of Service Operations. “CarMax values and supports growth and development; meaning associates have access to world-class training while building a great career.”

CarMax is built on a foundation of integrity, trust and giving back; and has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® 12 consecutive years. Just this week, CarMax was selected as one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Retail for 2016. Some of the areas with a greater number of job openings include: Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco, CA; Baltimore, MD; Las Vegas, NV; and Atlanta; GA.

Why Work at CarMax?

  • Training and growth opportunities, as well as tuition reimbursement.
  • Competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Climate controlled, state-of-the-art service bays and technician uniforms provided.
  • Positions range from full and part-time positions, with day and evening shifts available.
  • Incentive programs designed to help trade school students and graduates.
  • Discounts on car purchases and other services.
  • CarMax is recognized in Training Magazine’s “Training Top 125” companies in America (nine years in a row).
  • Hear CarMax service associates talk about why they chose CarMax in this video.

How Can Job Seekers Apply?

  • Applications are only accepted online. Job seekers should apply at jobs.carmax.com.

About CarMax

CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars and operates more than 160 stores in 38 states nationwide. CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. For more than 20 years, CarMax has made car buying more ethical, fair and stress-free by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of vehicles. CarMax makes selling your car easy too, by offering no-obligation appraisals good for seven days. At CarMax, we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy ours®. CarMax has more than 22,000 associates nationwide. During the 12 months ending February 29, 2016, the company retailed 619,936 used cars and sold 394,437 wholesale vehicles at its in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

Media Contact:
Beth Singer
CarMax Public Relations
pr@carmax.com
Twitter: @CarMax
Facebook: facebook.com/CarMax

Source: CarMax, Inc.

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The 2016 NACS Show gathered 23,301 attendees; breaking its Atlanta record

ALEXANDRIA, 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The 2016 NACS Show attracted 23,301 overall attendees, marking the third consecutive year the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s preeminent event has topped more than 23,000 attendees. The NACS Show attracted 8,228 buyers (classified as retailers and convenience distributors, which includes Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) registration).

The last time the NACS Show took place in Atlanta was 2013, when overall attendance reached 22,236 and buyer registration was 7,784. Although this year’s attendee numbers are not the highest in NACS Show history, they are a record for when the event takes place in Atlanta. The NACS Show rotates between three host cities: Atlanta, Chicago and Las Vegas.

“Each year at the NACS Show we come together to strengthen our industry, and the strong numbers only tell part of the story of this year’s success. Great energy and insightful ideas were also found throughout the NACS Show—from standing-room-only general sessions to lively discussions during education sessions and networking events, to the buzz generated at the expo,” said NACS 2016-17 Chairman of Rahim Budhwani, CEO of 6040 LLC, which operates convenience stores, including the Encore brand, in Alabama.

Showcasing the event’s importance to the success of the global convenience and fuel retailing community, the 2016 NACS Show attracted 2,134 international attendees representing 67 countries.

The NACS Show expo was its second-largest expo ever at 408,500 square feet, and featured a total of 1,227 exhibitors. Now in its second year, the New Exhibitor Area featured 193 companies new to the NACS Show.

Technology Edge at the NACS Show, in its third year, set a record with more than 750 industry technology professionals participating in the program’s specialized education sessions on topics ranging from EMV to skimming and data security, as well as the Technology Edge Solutions Center. Technology Edge partners with Conexxus, the industry’s standards and technology organization.

Extending the value of the expo, the popular Cool New Products Preview Room showcased 334 products and services new to the convenience store industry. Visitors to the Preview Room used handheld scanners to capture product and booth information of the exhibitors they were interested in, producing nearly 28,000 total product scans.

The NACS Show featured four days of general sessions headlined by leadership experts and the popular NACS Ideas 2 Go program, a fast-paced video program of emerging concepts that redefine convenience. This was the first year that the event featured four days of general sessions. The Ideas 2 Go video is available for purchase online at nacsonline/ideas2go2016.

Attendees could choose from 60 education sessions on relevant industry topics such as foodservice, leadership development, marketing, technology and fuels. The sessions drew a total of 12,123 attendees. Reflecting the growing international opportunities offered at the NACS Show, the general sessions were translated into Portuguese, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, and select education sessions were translated into Portuguese and Spanish.

At the conclusion of the NACS Show, 114,412 pounds of leftover product from exhibitors was donated to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, which provides meals to local residents in need, and will help provide 76,275 meals for greater metro area residents of Atlanta.

The 2017 NACS Show will take place October 17–20 in Chicago at McCormick Place. Highlights from the 2016 NACS Show and information on next year’s event can be found at nacsshow.com. NACS has a complete listing of 2017 events posted at nacsonline.com/calendar.

NACS has held an annual meeting every year since its founding in 1961, but it wasn’t until 1976 that the meeting included a full-scale expo, which was part of the meeting every two or three years. The annual meeting became the annual NACS Show in 1993. The Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) has held its Fall Meeting as part of the NACS Show since in 1995 and PEI has held its annual meeting as part of the NACS Show since in 2002.

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

Source: NACS

Gap Inc. EVP and CFO Sabrina Simmons to leave the company

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today (November 2, 2016) announced that executive vice president and chief financial officer Sabrina Simmons will be leaving the company. Simmons will remain with Gap Inc. through the end of the 2016 fiscal year, ensuring a seamless transition over the coming months.

“Throughout her 15-year tenure, Sabrina has been one of our most passionate and respected leaders. She was critical in establishing Gap Inc.’s capital structure framework and maintaining operating discipline across the enterprise, both of which have delivered significant value to our shareholders,” said Art Peck, chief executive officer of Gap Inc.

“Since I assumed the CEO role two years ago, Sabrina has been an instrumental partner in helping the company transition to a new leadership team. With that period of transition behind us, Sabrina and I agreed that this was an appropriate time for a change in the organization and for her to pursue the next chapter in her career. Sabrina and I will work together to ensure an orderly transition in the coming months. Most of all, I am grateful for her partnership and for all that Sabrina has contributed to Gap Inc.,” Peck added.

Simmons said, “I feel very fortunate to have spent a meaningful part of my career at Gap Inc., and I’ll always be grateful to the Fisher family, to my colleagues, and to my team for the opportunities I’ve had with the company.”

Since joining Gap Inc. in 2001, Simmons has progressed through positions of increasing responsibility from vice president and treasurer to executive vice president. Simmons has served as the company’s CFO since late 2007. Most recently, her responsibilities have included all global financial functions, including corporate and brand financial planning and analysis, treasury, risk management, tax, investor relations, controllership, corporate shared service centers, and internal audit, in addition to real estate, loss prevention, and corporate facilities.

About Gap Inc.

Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, and Intermix brands. Fiscal year 2015 net sales were $15.8 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,300 company-operated stores, about 450 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

Investor information:

investor_relations@gap.com
650-952-4400

Source: Gap Inc.

L Brands declares quarterly dividend of $0.60 per share

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) announced today ( Nov. 03, 2016) the declaration of its regular quarterly dividend of $0.60 per share payable on Dec. 2, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 18 , 2016.  This is the company’s 168th consecutive quarterly dividend.

The company also announced that its board of directors has amended the company’s bylaws to implement proxy access. The amendments were undertaken in response to the approval by stockholders at the company’s 2016 annual meeting of stockholders of a non-binding stockholder proposal to adopt proxy access.

The amended bylaws permit a stockholder, or a group of up to 20 stockholders, that has owned at least 3% of the company’s common stock continuously for at least three years, to include in the company’s annual meeting proxy materials director nominees constituting up to the greater of two individuals or 20% of the company’s board of directors, provided that the stockholder(s) and the nominees(s) satisfy the requirements specified in the amended by laws.

ABOUT L BRANDS :
L Brands , through Victoria’s Secret, PINK, Bath & Body Works, La Senza and Henri Bendel , is an international company.  The company operates 3,073 company-owned specialty stores in the United States , Canada , the United Kingdom and Greater China , and its brands are sold in more than 700 additional franchised locations worldwide.  The company’s products are also available online at www.VictoriasSecret.com, www.BathandBodyWorks.com, www.HenriBendel.com and www.LaSenza.com.

For further information, please contact:

L Brands:
Investor Relations:
Amie Preston
(614) 415-6704 apreston@lb.com

Media Relations:
Tammy Roberts Myers
(614) 415-7072
communications@lb.com

Source: L Brands Inc./globenewswire

Whole Foods Market announces 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores in Redlands and South Lake Tahoe, CA, and Fairfax, VA

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market announced with its fourth quarter earnings that it has signed leases for new 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores in Redlands and South Lake Tahoe, California, and Fairfax, Virginia. The stores will feature a simple, affordable and convenient shopping experience that offers the high quality standards that Whole Foods Market pioneered.

“We’re excited to bring our 365 by Whole Foods Market stores to more communities,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “Shoppers continue to look for convenient, high-quality grocery shopping experiences and we think that shoppers across the country will love this new store format.”

365 by Whole Foods Market has previously announced four locations in California: its first store, which opened in May in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, and planned locations in Concord, Claremont and Los Alamitos. The Fairfax store is the first 365 by Whole Foods Market location planned for Virginia.

The first three 365 by Whole Foods Market stores—Silver Lake, Bellevue and Lake Oswego— opened in 2016. There are currently 19 store leases in development.

365 by Whole Foods Market stores provide a streamlined, quality-meets-value shopping experience. The stores feature a curated mix of products that adhere to the Whole Foods Market’s industry-leading quality standards in an environment that’s enjoyable and convenient for shoppers.

More details on store opening timing and Friends of 365 partners will be announced closer to the stores’ grand openings. For the latest updates, visit: www.365bywfm.com.

Contact:

Darrah Gist
darrah.gist@wholefoods.com
678.638.5888

Lauren Bernath
lauren.bernath@wholefoods.com
678.638.5805

Source: Whole Foods Market

The Bronx Brewery and Whole Foods Market launch contest to name new beer

Collaboration and Contest Announced for Exclusive Beer Available at Tri-state area Whole Foods Market locations

NEW YORK, N.Y., 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market and Bronx Brewery present the ‘No Name’ IPA, a special collaboration brew, only available at Whole Foods Market locations in the Northeast Region. As the name suggests, the ‘No Name’ IPA is currently nameless. In partnership with New York-based restaurant discovery platform, The Infatuation, The Bronx Brewery and Whole Foods Market, will be launching a consumer contest to name the beer kicking off on November 2 running through December 31.

Pulling inspiration from wherever they deem necessary, consumers can submit their best name ideas at www.namethisbeerwfm.com or by using the hashtag #namethisbeerwfm on Twitter, starting on November 2. The Bronx Brewery will narrow down their top 10 names, with consumers then voting on their favorite between January 15th and February 12th.

“The No Name IPA is very special to all of us, and we can’t wait to give our fans the opportunity to be a part of the naming process, which is a first for us,” said Damian Brown, head brewer and co-founder, at The Bronx Brewery. “The No Name IPA is distinguished by the taste of tangerine which is king in this citrusy, hazy IPA – we think people are really going it to enjoy into the winter season.”

In addition to endless bragging rights among their friends, all 10 finalists will receive prizes including gift cards to Bronx Brewery and Whole Foods Market, with one grand prize winner receiving a $250 Whole Foods Market gift card and 4 tickets to a very special, yet-to-be-announced Bronx Brewery event in February 2017.

This is not the first collaboration between Bronx Brewery + Whole Foods Market, who together launched the fan favorite No Resolutions IPA this past January. As part of Whole Foods Market’s commitment to supporting and celebrating local brands and businesses in addition to being a retail leader in the craft beer industry, the Northeast Region has launched several exclusive partnerships with small beer brands throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area.

“At Whole Foods Market, we celebrate the art of craft brewing specifically by highlighting unique collaborations with breweries that create top-notch and one-of-a-kind beers for our shoppers,” said Christopher Manca, Specialty Coordinator and Beer Buyer for Whole Foods Market’s Northeast Region. “Bronx Brewery is an ideal partner, not only because of the consistency and quality of their products, but also their commitment to bringing this unique experience for shoppers to join the creative process, which the brewery goes through with each of their products.”

This product will be available only in Northeast Region locations that allow for the sale of beer, which include all locations in New York, Connecticut and Paramus and Middletown, NJ.

Please review the Contest Rules tab for additional details and information. No purchase necessary to enter or win. You must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. Please drink safely and responsibly.

Contact:

Michael Sinatra
michael.sinatra@wholefoods.com
551.574.8031 (cell)

Jessica Ventura
jv@sharpthink.com
212.829.0002 ext.104

Source: Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market announces leadership structure changes and appointments

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Directors of Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) today (Nov. 2, 2016) announced changes to the leadership structure, including transitioning from co-Chief Executive Officers to a sole Chief Executive Officer, with co-Founder John Mackey to serve in that capacity.

Walter Robb will remain on the Company’s Board of Directors and continue to serve as Chairman for both Whole Kids Foundation and Whole Cities Foundation. He will officially transition his co-CEO responsibilities on December 31, 2016, and will continue to be a senior advisor to the Company. Robb has served the company for 25 years, most recently as co-Chief Executive Officer for the previous six years.

“Under Walter’s leadership, Whole Foods Market has grown from 12 to 464 stores in three countries. He has been instrumental in accelerating investment in our digital strategy and technology transformation to meet the ever-changing retail landscape,” said Dr. John Elstrott, Chairman of Whole Foods Market’s Board of Directors. “In the past year Walter and John have hired five new senior executives, and have adopted and made significant progress on their nine point strategic plan, putting the company in a strong foundational position for winning.”

“It is impossible to convey what Walter has done for Whole Foods Market since he joined us in 1991,” said co-Founder and co-Chief Executive Officer John Mackey. “His incredible passion for retail and sense of the customer makes him the most extraordinary retailer I’ve had the privilege to work with. During his 25 years of leadership, Walter has been an advocate for the Whole Foods Market culture and a champion for our Team Members.  His genuine love for our mission and our Team Members truly reflects what it means to be a conscious leader.”

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Glenda Flanagan, the longest ever serving female Chief Financial Officer in the Fortune 500, will retire from the role after 29 years at the end of the 2017 fiscal year. She will continue to serve the company in a senior advisor capacity.

“Glenda joined Whole Foods Market in 1988 and has helped guide us through significant growth from six stores, to 464 stores and more than $15 billion in sales today,” said co-Chief Executive Officers John Mackey and Walter Robb. “She has been an outstanding CFO. Her intelligence, wisdom, business acumen, kindness, and integrity have been at the heart of everything Whole Foods Market has done and accomplished over the past 28 years. Glenda is deeply loved and respected by us and everyone at Whole Foods Market who has had the opportunity to know her.”

The company also announced today that Mary Ellen Coe, Vice President of Sales and Product Operations for Google, has joined the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors.

“Mary Ellen’s deep experience in marketing, digital strategy, and brand strategy is incredibly valuable, and we’re excited to have such a talented leader join our Board of Directors,” said Dr. John Elstrott. “We’re confident that her expertise and understanding of the evolving marketplace will benefit the company as we remain focused on strategic investments in marketing and elevating digital experience.”

For more information on Whole Foods Market, please visit our website.

Contact:

Darrah Gist
darrah.gist@wholefoods.com
678.638.5888

Lauren Bernath
lauren.bernath@wholefoods.com
678.638.5805

Source: Whole Foods Market

Meijer to donate up to $500,000 to children’s gift-giving programs throughout the Midwest

Meijer to donate up to $500,000 to children’s gift-giving programs throughout the Midwest
Meijer to donate up to $500,000 to children’s gift-giving programs throughout the Midwest

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Any toy purchased at Meijer now through Nov. 30 will help the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer share the joy this holiday season.

For the third consecutive year, Meijer is donating a portion of customer purchases made in the toy department, up to $500,000, to children’s gift-giving programs throughout the Midwest.

“Meijer wants to help make the holidays happier for hundreds of children, because every child deserves to experience the joy of unwrapping a toy,” said Dan Myers, divisional merchandise manager of toys for Meijer. “We know how much value our customers place on sharing their good fortune, and we believe the Buy a Toy, Share the Joy program will create lasting memories for children in need.”

Purchases made on hundreds of toys – including favorite national brands like Fisher-Price, Barbie, Lego and Nerf, and this season’s Top 10 toys – will count toward increasing the donation, up to $500,000, to children’s gift-giving programs within the retailer’s six-state footprint of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Meijer will select the programs to ensure that the donations remain in the communities Meijer serves.

“Meijer was built on a fundamental philosophy of supporting the communities where our customers and team members work and live, which is why we donate more than 7 percent of our net profit to charities each year,” Myers said. “Our ultimate goal this holiday season is to help our customers save money while still enjoying the tradition of gift giving whether those gifts are for loved ones or for children in their community who might otherwise go without.”

For more information about the Buy a Toy, Share the Joy program, please visit www.meijer.com/joy.

About Meijer:

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, garden centers and electronics offerings. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

Contact:
Jennifer Rook
jennifer.rook@meijer.com
616-791-2794

Source; Meijer

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Meijer launches Wish List, a digital version of the traditional holiday catalogue

Meijer launches Wish List, a digital version of the traditional holiday catalogue
Meijer launches Wish List, a digital version of the traditional holiday catalogue

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is jumping into the 2016 holiday season by teaming up with parents to give children a fun, interactive way to build – and share – their wish lists.

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer recently launched Wish List – its digital version of the traditional holiday catalogue children can flip through to give their parents and relatives ideas.

“As our customers increasingly rely on digital tools while they shop, we recognize that their children or grandchildren are also using these devices,” said Art Sebastian, director of digital shopping for Meijer. “We wanted to create a fun, digital experience for children to build their wish lists this year.”

To use Wish List, an adult needs to register a child at www.meijer.com/wishlist by entering his or her first name, and then selecting from a list categories the child is interested in. A link to the wish list, which includes all of the toys the retailer sells in those categories but not the price, will be sent to the adult’s email. Then, all the child needs to do is search through the list of toys and click on the ones they’d like included in their personal wish list.

The adult can then share the final list, which includes gift price and product details, to friends and family via email, Twitter or Facebook.

In addition to the digital Wish List, Meijer has also recently released its annual Toys and Electronics Gift Guide that features the hottest gifts of the season, continuing its tradition of being a holiday destination.

Meijer recently distributed its 36-page guide to its 230 stores across the Midwest and made it available online to help customers generate holiday wish lists early in the season.

The Meijer Toys and Electronics Gift Guide is back by popular demand, and features the hottest brands like Barbie, and Lego, and this year’s top toy trends, including interactive items and those with an education focus. The robust guide also features offers on this season’s top toys through Nov. 19 at any Meijer store in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

Deals include:

  • Paw Patrol Zooming Marshall is $59 (save $10.99)
  • DC Superhero Girls Power Action Wonder Woman is $19 (save $5.99)
  • Hot Wheels Criss Cross Crash Playset is $37 (save $7.99)
  • Crayola Giant Coloring Pages are Buy 1, Get 1 50 percent off

In addition, customers will find details on the chance to win $2,500 in Meijer gift cards and a new Nintendo 3DS XL Pokemon Solgaleo Lunala Black Edition. The contest runs Nov. 13-26.

The Meijer Toys and Electronics Gift Guide is also available online in the Meijer weekly ads.

About Meijer:

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. As the inventor of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer store have evolved over the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, garden centers and electronics offerings. For more information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

Contact:
Jennifer Rook
jennifer.rook@meijer.com
616-791-2794

Source: Meijer

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BJ’s Wholesale Club unveils its top Black Friday deals and doorbusters

BJ's Wholesale Club unveils its top Black Friday deals and doorbusters
BJ’s Wholesale Club unveils its top Black Friday deals and doorbusters

 

Members can save up to $20,000 on hundreds of offers through Black Friday Savings Event, doorbuster deals and the Double Perks promotion

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Wholesale Club today (Nov. 2, 2016) announced its top Black Friday deals and doorbusters, offering massive savings on LED TVs, hoverboards, tablets and more. This year, BJ’s is offering 11 days of Black Friday deals in-club and online, providing even more savings to Members. The full list of Black Friday deals can be found at BJs.com/blackfriday starting on Nov. 7.

“BJ’s is offering its Members more than $20,000 in savings on hundreds of great offers during the Black Friday Savings Event,” said Lee Delaney, executive vice president, chief growth officer, BJ’s Wholesale Club. “We’ll also offer hot doorbuster deals in-club, available only on Black Friday.”

From Nov. 18 to Nov. 28, Members can shop the Black Friday Savings Event in-club or online at BJs.com/blackfriday for access to all of the hottest deals from BJ’s. Black Friday doorbusters will be available in-club only on Black Friday.

BJ’s Members can earn more awards on their Black Friday shopping by joining the My BJ’s Perks® Program. The Double Perks promotion (BJs.com/doubleperks) starts on Nov.18 and earns My BJ’s Perks Members up to 10 percent back on purchases in select categories including television, jewelry and  watches, toys and more. BJ’s Perks Plus® and BJ’s Perks Elite® card members will earn double by using their My BJ’s Perks® Mastercard®. The promotion is valid through Nov. 28, 2016. Visit BJs.com/doubleperks to learn more.

Doorbusters – available in-club only starting on Black Friday, while supplies last.

  • Sharp 50″ 1080p LED TV, $249.99. Save $250 with in-club clipless coupon.
    • My BJ’s Perks Members earn double on TV purchases, including doorbusters.
  • Swagtron T1 Hoverboard, $299.99. Save $100 with in-club clipless coupon.
    •  My BJ’s Perks Members earn double on toy purchases, including doorbusters.
  • ProScan 39″ 720p LED TV, $139.99. Save $110 with in-club clipless coupon.
    • My BJ’s Perks Members earn double on TV purchases, including doorbusters.

Black Friday Savings Event – available in-club and online at BJs.com from Nov. 18 – Nov. 28.

  • Samsung 65″ 4K UHD Smart LED TV, $899.99. Save $500 with in-club clipless coupon or BJs.com instant savings.
  • Nutri Ninja Pro with 18 oz. and 24 oz. cups, $49.99. Save $30 with in-club clipless coupon or BJs.com instant savings.
    • My BJ’s Perks Members earn double on appliance purchases.
  • Skull Candy Grind Wireless Headphones, $49.99. Save $30 with in-club clipless coupon or BJs.com instant savings.
  • GoPro HERO4 Essential Camera Bundle, $199.99. Save $50 with in-club clipless coupon or BJs.com instant savings.
  • Therapedic Comfort Cloud Luxury Queen Mattress Set with Gel Memory Foam, $299.99. Save $400 with in-club coupon.
    • My BJ’s Perks Members earn double on furniture and home furnishings.

BJ’s Wholesale Club Holiday Hours:
BJ’s will be closed on Thanksgiving Day for the 10th year in a row, enabling Team Members to enjoy the holiday with their families. For the first time ever, BJ’s will extend its club hours the week leading up to Thanksgiving giving Members more time to get everything they need for the holiday.

  • Nov. 18 – Nov. 23: Clubs will open at 8 a.m. with normal closing hours.
  • Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24: Closed.
  • Black Friday, Nov. 25: Clubs will open at 7 a.m. with normal closing hours.
  • Dec. 11 – Dec. 24: Visit BJs.com/locations for local club holiday hours.

Visit BJs.com/blackfriday starting Nov. 7 to view all Black Friday Savings Event deals. Customers not currently enrolled in Membership can sign up for a free 90-day trial at the Membership desk to take advantage of the hot deals BJ’s is offering this holiday season.

BJ’s Members can save even more when they shop the club first and fill up their gas tank at a BJ’s Gas® location on the same day. From Nov. 1, 2016 – Jan. 1, 2017, Members will receive 5 cents off per gallon when filling their tank at a BJ’s Gas location after shopping at a BJ’s Wholesale Club location.

BJ’s Wholesale Club will continue to offer Members convenient shopping options during the holiday season including in-club shopping, BJs.com and its recently launched Pick Up & Pay service.

About BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ’s is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 214 clubs and 130 BJ’s Gas® locations in 15 states.

BJ’s provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics,  many in supermarket sizes. BJ’s is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers’ coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.

Visit www.BJs.com, and for exclusive content find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

BJ’s is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

For further information:
Kristy Houston
KHouston@bjs.com
774-512-5086

SOURCE: BJ’s Wholesale Club

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BJ’s Wholesale Clubs donates to St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore to help families in need this Thanksgiving

BJ's Wholesale Clubs donates to St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore to help families in need this Thanksgiving
BJ’s Wholesale Clubs donates to St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore to help families in need this Thanksgiving

 

BALTIMORE, 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — This November, 400 families will receive a turkey and all the trimmings for their Thanksgiving meal, thanks to the generous donation provided by St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore’s Parish Conference at Immaculate Conception-St. Cecilia and the BJ’s Wholesale Clubs in Baltimore, Canton and Owings Mills. Earlier today (Nov. 2, 2016), BJ’s presented a check to St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore to help families in need just in time for Thanksgiving.

Immaculate Conception-St. Cecilia’s Parish Conference, under the auspices of St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, assists families in the community in need of food. More than 765 volunteer members at 38 parish-based St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore’s Conferences, part of the larger National St. Vincent de Paul Society Network, provide a network of support for people suffering from the effects of poverty in communities throughout the Baltimore Archdiocese. Conference members provide food, utility and rent assistance, and other items of necessity to help neighbors in need through difficult times.

One in four children in Baltimore is at risk of hunger and one in eight Maryland households face a constant hunger battle.  Among them are Baltimore residents who live in “food deserts” or neighborhoods whose residents lack access to affordable and healthy foods due to the lack of supermarkets with fresh foods, access to transportation, and low household income.  The challenges of hunger extend beyond those unable to afford food to include those whose only food options are ones that lack nutrition.

“We look forward to providing hundreds of families with a Thanksgiving meal this giving season,” said St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore President & CEO John Schiavone. “BJ’s is a wonderful community partner to both St. Vincent de Paul and our parish conferences.”

Through charitable giving, community relations programs, product donations and grants from BJ’s Charitable Foundation®, BJ’s Wholesale Club supports and enhances programs that provide vital services within each community. They focus primarily on children and families with the goal of creating a positive, long-lasting impact.

“Giving back to our community is important to us,” said Anna D’Addario, General Manager of BJ’s Wholesale Club in Canton, MD. “BJ’s is happy to partner with St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore to provide turkeys and fresh foods to local families in need.”

For media and photo opportunities, please contact Christine Runion at 410-662-0500 ext. 226.

For over 150 years, St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore has been a leading provider of community services to people suffering from the effects of hunger, homelessness, and poverty in Baltimore, Maryland.  We are proud to be a United Way Impact Partner and to be recognized by Maryland Nonprofits with the Seal of Excellence for maintaining the highest standards of ethics and accountabilities in nonprofit governance, management, and operations.

For further information:
Christine Runion
Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing
410-662-0500 ext. 226
Christine.Runion@vincentbaltimore.org

Maria Fruci
BJ’s Wholesale Club
1-774-512-5961
mfruci@bjs.com

SOURCE: BJ’s Wholesale Club

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Associated Food Stores implements two new systems to improve food safety at its Farr West Distribution Center

Associated Food Stores Distribution Center Takes a Step Forward in Food Safety New systems implemented to monitor temperatures

Salt Lake City, UT, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Associated Food Stores (AFS) is making changes to improve food safety at its Farr West Distribution Center. The Utah-based wholesaler recently implemented two new systems, the AutoSense Inbound and AutoSense Real-Time logger to help monitor temperature and ensure products remain in compliance with food safety regulations during transport and storage. The new systems have been implemented over the last 12 months.

AutoSense InBound allows AFS to track the temperature of a pallet during transport from the vendor to the distribution center. Vendors purchase, program and set the chip on their pallets before they are shipped. When the pallet arrives at the distribution center it syncs with AFS’ iBrite monitoring system and provides a temperature report, allowing the receiving team to determine the safeness of the product before accepting the load.

“A few months ago we received a load of bananas that had basically cooked inside the trailer during transport. With the report from AutoSense Inbound we were able to show that it wasn’t safe and it saved us from losing the load,” said Terri Jensen, receiving manager at the distribution center. She and her team have spearheaded the effort to bring the AutoSense trackers to the facility.

AFS has also implemented the AutoSense Real-Time logger to help monitor the temperature of products stored in trailers when the distribution is in overflow. The system monitors the temperature inside each trailer and sends an alert to the receiving team if any go out of range, allowing them to quickly check it and make adjustments before the product is compromised.

“The AutoSense systems are basically insurance policies for us and our vendors,” Jensen said. “They allow us to ensure the products we receive and send to our stores are safe and prevent us from losing product.”

Associated Food Stores serves more than 400 independent retailers across eight Intermountain West states. For more information about AFS or to find a retailer near you, visit www.afstores.com

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 www.afstores.com.

Media Contact:
Rachael Wabel
rmwabel@afstores.com
801-978-8913

Source:  Associated Food Stores

Taubman launches “Santa’s Flight Academy” to enable children to become a member of Santa’s flight crew

Larger-than-life reimagination of the North Pole paired with state-of-the-art technology enables children to partner with Santa’s Elves to prepare his sleigh for its journey around the world

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — To rediscover the magic and tradition of the holiday season, Taubman will debut “Santa’s Flight Academy,” a one-of-a-kind, immersive holiday experience that combines a giant reimagination of the North Pole with state-of-the-art technology to enable children to become a member of Santa’s flight crew. Partnering with an elf – either Sleigh Mechanic George, Flight Director Sparkle or Reindeer Caretaker Flash – each child will help ready Santa’s sleigh so he can deliver presents to children around the world.

“We’re thrilled to offer Santa’s Flight Academy to give children a truly immersive holiday experience,” said William Taubman, chief operating officer, Taubman Centers, Inc. “The holidays are a time for creating special memories, and we are confident children will be delighted with this new adventure and the encounter will become a tradition for years to come.”

Upon entering Santa’s Flight Academy, each child ‘Cadet’ will present his or her official flight crew badge and will be immediately recognized by name. From there, several of Santa’s onsite helpers will guide children through the experience of being fitted for a virtual flight suit, helping inspect and power Santa’s sleigh before takeoff, and other tasks to ensure that every present will be carefully delivered.

At the end of the adventure, each child will step inside a 22-foot-tall sleigh for an enchanted snowfall dance party before meeting Santa. Children will also receive a special gift from Santa to personally thank them for heroically saving the day.

Santa’s Flight Academy will be available exclusively at the following 12 Taubman shopping centers from Friday, November 11, through Saturday, December 24:

  • Cherry Creek Shopping Center (Denver)
  • Dolphin Mall (Miami, Fla.)
  • Fair Oaks Mall (Fairfax, Va.)
  • Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (Auburn Hills, Mich.)
  • International Plaza (Tampa, Fla.)
  • The Mall at Green Hills (Nashville)
  • The Mall of San Juan (Puerto Rico)
  • The Mall at Short Hills (Short Hills, N.J.)
  • The Mall at University Town Center (Sarasota, Fla.)
  • Sunvalley Shopping Center (Concord, Calif.)
  • Twelve Oaks Mall (Novi, Mich.)
  • Westfarms (Hartford, Conn.)

Due to the unprecedented nature of the experience and anticipated high demand, visitors are encouraged to pre-register children for a Santa’s Flight Academy entrance badge online via each shopping center’s website or through the mobile app available for both Android and iPhone platforms. Registration will also be available onsite at Santa’s Flight Academy kiosks located in each shopping center.

A variety of photo packages, in addition to intricate and magical 3D pop-up paper holiday cards by Lovepop, will be available for purchase. Santa’s Express Lane passes and photo packages may be purchased online in advance of the visit. For more information on a specific location, please contact each shopping center or visit the center’s website.

ABOUT TAUBMAN

Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) is an S&P MidCap 400 Real Estate Investment Trust engaged in the ownership, management and/or leasing of 26 regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. Taubman’s U.S.-owned properties are the most productive in the publicly held U.S. regional mall industry. Founded in 1950, Taubman is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Taubman Asia, founded in 2005, is headquartered in Hong Kong. www.taubman.com.

For ease of use, references in this press release to “Taubman Centers,” “company,” “Taubman” or an operating platform mean Taubman Centers, Inc. and/or one or more of a number of separate, affiliated entities. Business is actually conducted by an affiliated entity rather than Taubman Centers, Inc. itself or the named operating platform.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements reflect management’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “will”, “may”, “could”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “believes”, “intends”, “should”, “plans”, “estimates”, “approximate”, “guidance” and similar expressions in this press release that predict or indicate future events and trends and that do not report historical matters. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Actual results may differ materially from those expected because of various risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to: changes in market rental rates; unscheduled closings or bankruptcies of tenants; relationships with anchor tenants; trends in the retail industry; the liquidity of real estate investments; the company’s ability to comply with debt covenants; the availability and terms of financings; changes in market rates of interest and foreign exchange rates for foreign currencies; changes in value of investments in foreign entities; the ability to hedge interest rate and currency risk; risks related to acquiring, developing, expanding, leasing and managing properties; changes in value of investments in foreign entities; risks related to joint venture properties; insurance costs and coverage; security breaches that could impact the company’s information technology, infrastructure or personal data; the loss of key management personnel; terrorist activities; maintaining the company’s status as a real estate investment trust; changes in the laws of states, localities, and foreign jurisdictions that may increase taxes on the company’s operations; and changes in global, national, regional and/or local economic and geopolitical climates. You should review the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including “Risk Factors” in its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports, for a discussion of such risks and uncertainties.

Contact:

Maria Mainville
Director, Strategic Communications, Taubman
248-258-7469
mmainville@taubman.com

Amy Grundman
Manager, Strategic Communications, Taubman
248-258-7681
agrundman@taubman.com

Source: Taubman Centers, Inc.

Auchan Retail awarded with CSR Certificate for its charitable activities by Ukrainian association “Social Responsibility Mark”

Croix Cedex, France, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — In October, the Ukrainian association “Social Responsibility Mark” awarded Auchan Retail with the CSR Certificate for its charitable activity conducted in 2015.

This certificate is awarded to companies that implemented significant actions to improve the living conditions of local communities. Among the 44 candidate companies, only 17 received this certificate, Auchan Retail Ukraine being the only award-winning national retailer.

Among the main criteria taken into account (to improve the living conditions of local people, to provide subsidies over $10,000 over the year and to implement an effective charitable activity), Auchan Retail Ukraine was mainly rewarded :

    • to have raised fund for children with the Down syndrome,
    • for the sponsorship and the participation in the annual national event “Race under the Chestnut”in support of infants born with heart problems,
    • 2 projects funded by the Auchan Youth Foundation for disabled children and displaced families in the Donbass region,
    • the partnership with SOS Children’s Villages to enable young people to have a chance to succeed and prepare their future.

Source: Auchan Holdings

CBRE releases ‘Global Gateway Cities’ report on prime office and prime retail locations of 20 global gateway cities

Los Angeles, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group Inc. today (November 2, 2016) releases ‘Global Gateway Cities’–a comprehensive guide for investors seeking to acquire real estate assets in the world’s great cities.

The report focuses on the prime office and prime retail locations of 20 global gateway cities, providing perspective on key variables such as economic trends; occupier trends; supply trends; rent trends; yield trends; and investment activity, so that investors can quickly and easily understand pricing and market conditions.

Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver and Washington, D.C. are featured in the report as key targets for international investors. These cities were selected based on size, transport infrastructure, corporate presence, real estate investment flows and several other indicators of importance.

“Global gateway cities offer many benefits to real estate investors. Their attractiveness to people and businesses means that space demand in commercial real estate markets increases steadily over the long-term, underpinning rental growth. These cities are highly liquid markets, where real estate investments can be readily bought and sold. Real estate in the global gateways provides capital protection and, in this era of low bond rates, a good income return. Lot sizes vary from small to huge, so large sums of capital can be deployed if necessary,” said Chris Ludeman, Global President, CBRE Capital Markets.

“We live in an age of cities. In emerging markets, they are hubs of explosive growth in production and distribution facilities. In the developed world, where the service sector drives economic activity, cities have reinvented themselves as vibrant live-work-play destinations. Millennials continue to flock to cities to work in the highly dynamic sectors of tech, fashion and high finance,” said Dr. Richard Barkham, Global Chief Economist, CBRE.

“The great gateway cities are world-class transport hubs; they are networked into the global economy via their ports and airports, and to their hinterlands via the road and rail network. Their Central Business Districts, with extensive stock of modern offices, host national and regional corporate headquarters and the legal, accountancy and consulting services these require. These cities have highly diversified economies with many sectors and subsectors, which, alongside their entrepreneurialism, makes them highly resilient to the ebb and flow of economic events,” Mr. Barkham added.

To download a copy click here.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2015 revenue).  The Company has more than 70,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide.  CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Robert McGrath
Senior Director, Global Media Relations
+1 212 9848267

Source:  CBRE Group, Inc.

Nieuwste Albert Heijn XL duurzaamste supermarkt in Europa

Nieuwste Albert Heijn XL duurzaamste supermarkt in Europa
Nieuwste Albert Heijn XL duurzaamste supermarkt in Europa

 

Zaandam, Netherlands, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Vandaag ging de Albert Heijn XL in Purmerend weer open na een ingrijpende verbouwing van twee weken. In de allernieuwste XL van Nederland worden klanten volop geïnspireerd door nieuw assortiment en innovatieve concepten. Vers speelt een hoofdrol in de nieuwe Albert Heijn XL. Klanten zien door de hele winkel vernieuwende versconcepten zoals verse vis op ijs en een sappen- en yoghurtbar. De winkeltrip wordt een beleving met de ‘choose it yourself’-concepten zoals kruiden plukken in de kruidentuin, schaal- en schelpdieren scheppen of je favoriete hagelslag samenstellen. En door een fors aantal energiebesparende maatregelen mag de XL in Purmerend zich vanaf vandaag de duurzaamste supermarkt van Europa noemen.

Wie voor het eerst de verbouwde Albert Heijn XL in Purmerend binnenloopt, kijkt zijn ogen uit. De winkel staat bol van versconcepten: van verse vis op ijs tot vers gebrande noten en een sushibar. Klanten kunnen ook een aantal producten zelf kiezen en tappen zoals olijfolie, koffiebonen , thee en hagelslag. Bijzonder is de mini-kas waar kruiden opgekweekt worden gedurende de laatste weken van het groeiproces. Klanten plukken de volgroeide kruiden zelf en kiezen zo de gewenste soorten en hoeveelheid. Voor wie minder tijd heeft om te neuzen, te proeven en inspiratie op te doen, maken de ruime en overzichtelijke gangpaden en zelfscan een snelle en gemakkelijke boodschappentrip mogelijk.

Duurzaamste supermarkt van Europa

De Albert Heijn XL in Purmerend mag zich vanaf vandaag de duurzaamste supermarkt van Europa noemen. Door een reeks aan innovatieve energiebesparende maatregelen* is de winkel niet alleen 100% CO2 neutraal, er wordt ook energie opgewekt die de winkel en de naastgelegen Etos en Gall & Gall voorziet van elektriciteit en warmte. De winkel is volledig voorzien van led verlichting die werkt op bewegingssensoren. De inrichting bestaat voor een groot deel uit hergebruikte materialen. Voor klanten zijn er E-Cars-oplaadpunten die gevoed worden door de 700 zonnepanelen op het dak.

Albert Heijn en de buurt

De nieuwe Albert Heijn XL in Purmerend speelt actief in op de omgeving. In de winkel is een plek gemaakt waar scholieren van de tegenoverliggende school hun tas kunnen neerleggen, en wie een zachte fietsband heeft kan die oppompen bij het fietsenrek voor de winkel. Voor kinderen die samen met hun ouders boodschappen komen doen is er een interactieve kinderspeelplek. Daar kunnen zij allerlei spelletjes doen waarbij ze lekker in beweging blijven. Voor de heropening heeft de XL een online community opgezet om met klanten in gesprek te gaan over de nieuwe winkel en hun reacties te gebruiken om de winkel nog beter bij de buurt te laten aansluiten.

Etos en Gall&Gall

Niet alleen de Albert Heijn is verbouwd, ook de Etos en Gall & Gall in het winkelcentrum zijn helemaal vernieuwd volgens de laatste winkelconcepten. Tot slot is het Pick Up Point, waar klanten de op ah.nl bestelde boodschappen kunnen ophalen, twee keer zo groot geworden.

*zie de infographic voor meer informatie

Afdeling mediarelaties:
pers@ah.nl
088 6590 2020

Source: Albert Heijn

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JACK & JONES FOOTWEAR in collaboration with Tuan Le launches two exclusive ‘fusion’ styles sneakers

JACK & JONES FOOTWEAR in collaboration with Tuan Le launches two exclusive ‘fusion’ styles sneakers
JACK & JONES FOOTWEAR in collaboration with Tuan Le launches two exclusive ‘fusion’ styles sneakers

 

BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — This autumn, JACK & JONES FOOTWEAR releases two exclusive ‘fusion’ styles created in collaboration with world-renowned sneaker designer Tuan Le

A limited collection of exclusive sneakers created in collaboration between the sneaker guru and JACK & JONES FOOTWEAR will hit the stores in the Autumn of 2016. The collection is inspired by the merging of street culture and future trends.

TUAN LE

Tuan Le is one the world´s top sneaker designers. If you are a self-confessed sneak-er-freak, then you may already have heard the name. You may also remember the yin and yang design of the ´And 1´, or Reebooks ´Alien stomper´. This serious back catalogue stands him in pretty good stead and Le has continued to influence brands more recently like Mizuno, Ecco and Keen. Tuan Le has been a consultant to the JACK & JONES FOOTWEAR design team since 2014, playing a big part in the brand´s sneaker category.

THE COLLECTION

The sneakers are Portuguese made styles, crafted in luxury Italian leather and set on the oversized ´Fuse´ outsole with integrated leather welt. Many different elements converge, which is why ´Fusion´ is the best way to describe these styles. Primarily styled in jet black, off-set with flashes of red, the look is exclusively cool.

AVAILABILITY

The limited collection is available in selected stores and online. For further information, please contact: Line.j.jorgensen@bestseller.com

Contact:

E-mail: contact@bestseller.com
Phone: + 45 99 42 32 00

Source: BESTSELLER

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REWE Group setzt auf nachhaltigere Baumwolle

Koln, Deutschland, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Neben der Einhaltung von Sozialstandards und der Förderung einer umweltverträglicheren Produktion im Rahmen der strengen DETOX-Standards von Greenpeace setzt die REWE Group verstärkt auf eine verantwortungsvolle Rohstoffgewinnung zur Herstellung textiler Produkte. Dementsprechend hat sich die REWE Group zum Ziel gesetzt, den Anteil der aus nachhaltigerer Baumwolle hergestellten textilen Produkte von 56 Prozent im Jahr 2015 auf 70 Prozent bis Ende 2017 auszubauen.

Torsten Stau, Geschäftsleiter REWE Group Buying erläutert: „Im konventionellen Baumwollanbau werden im großen Stil Pestizide und Düngemittel eingesetzt. Auch der Wasserverbrauch ist sehr hoch. Diese Probleme möchten wir angehen. Aus diesem Grund arbeiten wir eng mit unseren Lieferanten, Wettbewerbern und NGOs zusammen, um gemeinsam Lösungen zu finden. Um den Anteil der aus nachhaltigerer Baumwolle hergestellten textilen Produkte zu erhöhen, setzen wir auf ‚Cotton made in Africa‘ und den ‚Global Organic Textile Standard‘.“

Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) ist ein Standard für nachhaltige Baumwollproduktion in Afrika. Die Initiative wurde von der Aid by Trade Foundation ins Leben gerufen, um die Lebens- und Arbeitsbedingungen afrikanischer Kleinbauern zu verbessern und die Umwelt zu schützen. Die REWE Group ist seit 2008 Partner von CmiA. Tina Stridde (Geschäftsführerin Aid by Trade Foundation) erklärt: „Wir haben mithilfe einer Ökobilanz gemessen, wie nachhaltig CmiA-Baumwolle im Vergleich zu konventioneller Baumwolle ist. Die Studie kam zu dem Ergebnis, dass CmiA-Baumwolle pro Kilogramm Baumwollfaser im Vergleich zum globalen Anbau 2.100 Liter Wasser spart und bis zu 40% weniger Treibhausgasemissionen verbraucht. Damit reduziert CmiA-Baumwolle die negativen Auswirkungen auf den Klimawandel.“

Neben der CmiA-Baumwolle setzt die REWE Group auch auf die Produktion gemäß des Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). GOTS ist ein weltweiter Standard für die Verarbeitung von textilen Produkten aus biologisch erzeugten Naturfasern. Er legt strenge Kriterien für die Weiterbehandlung und Verarbeitung von textilen Produkten aus zertifiziert biologisch erzeugten Naturfasern fest. Diese Kriterien umfassen nicht nur den Anbau der Baumwolle, sondern auch die umweltfreundliche und sozialverträgliche Herstellung, eine einheitliche Kennzeichnung der Produkte sowie eine unabhängige Überprüfung durch Testinstitute.

Die genossenschaftliche REWE Group ist einer der führenden Handels- und Touristikkonzerne in Deutschland und Europa. Im Jahr 2015 erzielte das Unternehmen einen Gesamtaußenumsatz von über 52,4 Milliarden Euro. Die 1927 gegründete REWE Group ist mit ihren 330.000 Beschäftigten und 15.000 Märkten in 20 europäischen Ländern präsent. In Deutschland erwirtschafteten im Jahr 2015 rund 232.000 Mitarbeiter in rund 10.000 Märkten einen Umsatz von 38,2 Milliarden Euro. Zu den Vertriebslinien zählen Super- und Verbrauchermärkte der Marken REWE, REWE CENTER, REWE CITY und BILLA, der Discounter PENNY sowie die Baumärkte von toom und B1 Discount Baumarkt. Hinzu kommen die Bio-Supermärkte (TEMMA), innovative Convenience-Märkte (REWE To Go), das Gastrokonzept „Oh Angie!“ und E-Commerce-Aktivitäten REWE Lieferservice sowie Zooroyal, Weinfreunde und Kölner Weinkeller. Zur Touristik gehören unter dem Dach der DER Touristik Group die Veranstalter ITS, Jahn Reisen und Travelix sowie Dertour, Meier’s Weltreisen, ADAC Reisen, Kuoni, Helvetic Tours, Apollo und Exim Tours sowie die Geschäftsreisesparte FCM Travel Solutions und über 2.400 Reisebüros (u.a. DER Reisebüro, DERPART, Kuoni), die Hotelmarken lti, Club Calimera, Cooee und PrimaSol und der Direktveranstalter clevertours.com.

Für Rückfragen:
REWE Group-Unternehmenskommunikation
Tel: +49 221 149 1050
Fax: +49 221 138898
Mail: presse@rewe-group.com

Source: REWE Group

PetSmart Charities donates more than $20,000 to Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society in Vermillion County, Ind.

Grant will be used to treat, feed and accommodate pets discovered in Western Indiana hoarding case

PHOENIX, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Nov. 2, 2016) PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare in North America, announced a donation of more than $20,000 to the Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society in Vermillion County, Ind. The funds will be used to help cover necessary medical treatment, pet food and sheltering supplies to accommodate nearly 100 animals rescued during a hoarding case on Oct. 10 in Western Indiana.

According to local news reports, 60 cats, 12 dogs and 25 birds were found in subpar living conditions with limited access to food and clean water, putting them at risk for hazardous parasites and diseases. The Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society, located in Hillsdale, just 80 miles west of Indianapolis, opened its facilities to the homeless pets and is providing care in a safe, healthy environment while they are quarantined for further medical observation.

Staff members continue to work diligently to help the pets recover, performing medical testing and spay/neuter surgeries, as well as administering vaccinations. The organization is still in great need of donations and local volunteers to care for the animals.

“Our staff and volunteers have put in long hours to ensure each animal gets the proper care and nutrition it needs to recover,” said Mark Southwick, board president of the Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society. “We are grateful for this donation from PetSmart Charities and all of their support to help us procure the proper resources to get the job done.”

“Due to the condition in which the animals were found, we know their road to recovery is just beginning,” said Kelly Balthazor, regional relationship manager for PetSmart Charities. “While the road to recovery is long, we are confident the Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society will be able to make a significant impact with this donation, securing the necessary resources to nurse these pets back to health and giving them the best possible chance of finding their forever home through adoption.”

PetSmart Charities’ emergency relief grants provide assistance in the event of a natural or man-made crisis during all phases: rescue, relief and recovery. With the help of animal welfare partners, such as the Parke-Vermillion County Humane Society, PetSmart Charities emergency relief efforts have assisted more than 244,000 pets in the U.S. since 2007.

To apply for an emergency relief grant from PetSmart Charities to help local pets in need before, during or after a natural or man-made crisis, please visit PetSmartCharities.org.

About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets.  Each year nearly 500,000 dogs and cats find homes through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and sponsored adoption events.  Each year millions of PetSmart shoppers contribute to PetSmart Charities to help pets in need by making donations on a pin pad at the register.  PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar to support its mission of finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets.  PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation.  PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc.  PetSmart Charities has received the Four Star Rating for the past 13 years from Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization.

Contacts:
Lauren Sawyer
PetSmart Charities®
lsawyer@petsmart.com
623-295-3238

Media Hotline: 623-587-2177

Source: PetSmart Inc.

PetSmart® and PetSmart Charities® to Host National Adoption Weekend Nov. 11-13 at PetSmart Stores

PHOENIX, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pets often rise to the top of the holiday gift lists for children and grown-ups alike and many families across North America will get a new puppy or kitten for Christmas, yet experts from PetSmart Charities say adopting a four-legged friend before the hectic holiday season could help ensure a more successful new pet transition and enriching holiday celebration with the new family member.

“From school concerts and social engagements to holiday shopping and overnight stays from out-of-town guests, the holidays make our lives and our homes more active than usual,” said Steve Kaufman, a certified animal welfare administrator and center of excellence manager, adoptions for PetSmart Charities. “If a new pet is on your family’s wish list, adopting before the holiday season will allow pet parents to develop a routine with their pet ahead of the holiday rush, making the transition easier for your family and your new pet.”

Together with PetSmart Charities, PetSmart Charities™ of Canada and more than 3,000 animal welfare organizations across North America, PetSmart, The Adopt Spot™, has helped find forever homes for more than 7 million adopted pets since the in-store adoption program began in 1994.

Leading up to PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend on Nov. 11-13, the pet adoption leader offers five reasons to adopt a pet before the holiday season officially hits:

5. You’ll be a holiday hero before you’ve even started shopping. Now that you’ve knocked off one of the most wanted items on your family’s holiday gift list by adopting a new pet, the rest of your holiday shopping will be a breeze.
4. You’ll have more time to transition your new pet. It’s important when transitioning a new pet into your home to spend as much time with them as possible. By adopting prior to the holidays, your pet will get focused attention and will already be feeling right at home before the busy holiday season begins.
3. You can involve your new four-legged family member in all the cherished holiday traditions. Pets enrich our lives. Including a pet in special family events and holiday traditions like enjoying treats, opening stockings, sniffing and shaking gifts under the tree, caroling or going for snowy walks after dinner can bring even more joy to your family, not to mention increase the cuteness factor of holiday photos.
2. You can get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions! The over-abundance of baked goods, lavish family meals and dinner parties during the holidays makes us all worry about our increased calorie intake. Playing hide and seek with a new kitten around the house or taking a new dog for a walk can help pet parents – and kids – develop healthy habits ahead of New Year’s resolutions while bonding with your new pet.
1. Because thousands of pets need a forever home right now.Thousands of healthy, loving, adoptable pets are currently in shelters across the country. By adopting one from PetSmart, The Adopt Spot, you’ll be giving the ultimate gift of saving a life! Visit your nearest PetSmart store from Nov. 11-13 for PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend.

“While it’s fun to imagine your loved ones opening up a carefully wrapped holiday box with a new pet inside, the adopted pet may have a hard time adjusting to his or her new home during the most wonderful, yet hectic, time of year,” said David Haworth, D.V.M., Ph.D., president of PetSmart Charities and PetSmart Charities of Canada. “Adopting ahead of the holidays gives families an opportunity to spend quality time with their new pet, transition them into their new home, and involve them in the festive spirit of the season.”

Expand your family through adoption at November National Adoption Weekend – Nov. 11-13.

What: PetSmart Charities’ National Adoption Weekend
Where: PetSmart stores across North America
When: Fri., Nov. 11 and Sat., Nov. 12, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 13, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Contact: Find the PetSmart store nearest you at PetSmart.com or call 1-877-473-8762.
Share: Show us your adopted pet using the hashtags #iadopted or #adoptlove on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

A Gift for Those that Adopt:

For every 30 seconds a PetSmart store is open, a pet’s life is saved, totaling about 1,400 lives saved every day. As a gift to those that give the gift of adoption, PetSmart offers its free Adoption Kit, which provides important content on how to integrate a pet into the family and true value – with more than $450 in real savings – to the adoption parent. Included are coupons for a free bag of dog or cat food from Simply Nourish™, Authority® or Good Natured™, half off on a grooming service, a free veterinarian visit, a complimentary private training session with an accredited trainer, a free Doggie Day Camp session and a free overnight boarding stay. Also included are savings on all the essentials for a new pet including beds, crates, gates, brushes, feeding bowls, collars, leashes, toys and treats, as well as solutions like pet calming products and stain and odor remedies for any mishaps that may occur.

About PetSmart®

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, operate 1,477 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and 203 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 500,000 homeless pets each year.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart 
Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

About PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets.  Each year nearly 500,000 dogs and cats find homes through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and sponsored adoption events.  Each year millions of PetSmart shoppers contribute to pets in need by making donations directly to PetSmart Charities on a pin pad at the registers in PetSmart stores.  PetSmart Charities administers and efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar of the generous donations by issuing grants and providing additional support to help pets in need.  PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation.  PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc.  PetSmart Charities has received the Four Star Rating for the past 13 years from Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization.

About PetSmart Charities™ of Canada

PetSmart Charities of Canada is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets in Canada.  Each year more than 20,000 cats and dogs find Canadian homes through our adoption program in nearly all PetSmart stores across Canada and our sponsored adoption events. A leading funder of animal welfare, PetSmart Charities of Canada has granted more than $9 million to help pets in need with a funding focus on adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation.  PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered charity, independent from PetSmart.

Contacts:
Golin for PetSmart Inc.:
Danielle Bickelmann
dbickelmann@golin.com
469-680-2503

PetSmart Media Line:
623-587-2177

Source: PetSmart Inc.

PetSmart Charities donates 21,000 pounds of pet supplies to the Humane Society of North Texas

PetSmart Charities donated more than $60,000 in pet supplies and funds to help accommodate and treat 218 animals rescued in Callahan County

PHOENIX, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare in North America, today (Nov. 2, 2016) announced a donation of 21,000 pounds of pet supplies – estimated at more $35,000 — to the Humane Society of North Texas to help accommodate emergency response efforts in the area, including more than 200 animals rescued in early Oct. after a local hoarding case in Callahan County, located in north Texas just west of Dallas-Ft. Worth.  The delivery included pet food, cat litter and wired crates from a PetSmart Distribution Center in Ottawa, Ill.

Additionally, the nonprofit organization will also donate more than $25,000 in funds to cover medical treatment for the animals, many of which are in severe and/or critical condition — bringing the donation support to more than $60,000.

Sandy Shelby, executive director of the Humane Society of North Texas, said the PetSmart Charities donation could not have come at a better time as the organization is a designated responder for all hoarding cases in the area. In fact, earlier this week, the organization acquired an additional 71 cats from a separate hoarding case and was in need of additional supplies.

“We are so grateful to PetSmart Charities for providing life-saving donations in the form of food, supplies and needed funding for the 218 cruelty seizure animals that we just took in from Callahan County,” said Shelby.  “Their partnership in both adoptions and grant support is invaluable to all of us in the animal welfare community, and because of them, we are able to do the work we do.”

“The role of local animal welfare organizations, like the Humane Society of North Texas, is crucial during a crisis,” said Kelly Balthazor, regional relationship manager for PetSmart Charities.  “Through their hard work and dedication, these animals will receive the care they need to recover and find their forever home through adoption. We are confident they will be able to make a significant impact with this donation.”

According to local news reports, the Humane Society of North Texas was granted full custody of 218 animals found in a hoarding case at an animal sanctuary , including 162 dogs, 25 cats, 7 donkeys, 6 goats, 6 pot bellied pigs, 4 reptiles, 3 rabbits, 3 ducks, a rat and a rooster.  The animals will require months of rehabilitation before they are healthy and ready for adoption.  The organization is still in great need of donations and volunteer dog walkers, kennel aides and cat petters/cleaners to help support these animals.

PetSmart Charities’ emergency relief grants provide assistance in the event of a natural disaster or man-made crisis during all phases: rescue, relief and recovery.  With the help of animal welfare partners, such as the Humane Society of North Texas, PetSmart Charities emergency relief efforts have assisted more than 244,000 pets in the U.S. since 2007.

To apply for an emergency relief grant from PetSmart Charities to help local pets in need before, during or after a natural or man-made disaster, please visit PetSmartCharities.org.

About PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets.  Each year nearly 500,000 dogs and cats find homes through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and sponsored adoption events.  Each year millions of PetSmart shoppers contribute to PetSmart Charities to help pets in need by making donations on a pin pad at the register.  PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar to support its mission of finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets.  PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation.  PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc.  PetSmart Charities has received the Four Star Rating for the past 13 years from Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization.

Contacts:
Lauren Sawyer
PetSmart Charities®
lsawyer@petsmart.com
623-295-3238

Media Hotline: 623-587-2177

Source: PetSmart, Inc.

Commissaries recognize all military this November with special promotions and annual free turkey event worldwide

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commissaries worldwide are featuring special promotions in November including high-value coupon booklets for free frozen turkeys that help recognize the sacrifices of military service.

“Our military families face hardships each and every day, whether it is another deployment separating families, trying to make ends meet on a tight budget, or being stationed overseas far away from home,” said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency’s sales director.

“This November we recognize all our military – active duty, Guard and Reserve and retirees – and their family members. And to all the war veterans who have fought for our freedom and the right to live in a free democracy in America,” she added. “The commissaries will be showing their thanks through military veterans’ commemoration ceremonies, Veterans Day holiday weekend sales and our seasonal promotions throughout November.”

One of the month’s biggest promotions is the annual free turkey event worldwide included in high-value coupon booklets. The free turkey promotion coincides with special discounted fresh turkeys available in all stores. Patrons are reminded to check out the sales flyer or get a copy at the store entrance.

Throughout November, the commissary’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with stores to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers are asked to check their local commissary for details on dates and times for the following promotions:

  • “Your Turkey Could Be Free” coupon booklet! This worldwide promotion revolves around a 24-page recipe booklet with coupons valued at more than $59. The coupons provide commissary shoppers with significant savings or free turkeys when purchasing their holiday meal essentials. Vendors include Kraft Foods, Kellogg’s, Campbell’s, Pepperidge Farms, Frito Lay, Chinet, General Mills, Hefty/Reynolds Wrap, Fresh Express, Nabisco, Quaker, Del Monte, College Inn, Persil, French’s, Entenmann’s, Nexium, Kimberly-Clark, Ocean Spray, P&G, Heinz and Johnsonville. Look for these recipe/coupon booklets in your local commissary beginning Nov. 1, with coupons good through Dec. 31.
  • Fresh turkeys at low prices will be available at stateside commissaries beginning Nov. 19, while supplies last. Check out the sales flyer for details.
  • “Celebrate the Holidays” with General Mills. This holiday cooking and baking event will be supported with high value in-store coupons.
  • NFL Gift Card. With any purchase of four Campbell’s Chunky soup or chili can items, patrons can enter for a chance to win a $100 NFL Gift Card when they use their Commissary Rewards Card. Promotion open worldwide from Nov. 1 to Jan. 3, 2017.
  • Army-Navy football tickets. From Nov. 1-15, Nabisco will be offering a chance to win one of 20 pairs of tickets to the Army-Navy Game when patrons use their Commissary Rewards Card. The game is being played at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 10. Travel and hotel expenses will not be covered for the winners.

“Don’t forget to check out our sales flyer. There you will find special Deals of the Week listed on page two. Also you will find more promotional items to meet all your holiday needs,” Russ said. “Be sure to stock up now!”

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit and make no profit on the sale of merchandise. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. By shopping regularly in the commissary, patrons save thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

Media Contact:
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773
kevin.robinson@deca.mil

Source: The Defense Commissary Agency

Harris Teeter to host Thanksgiving dinner bag assembly for families-in-need served by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

Harris Teeter to host Thanksgiving dinner bag assembly for families-in-need served by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Harris Teeter to host Thanksgiving dinner bag assembly for families-in-need served by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

 

Families-in-Need to Receive Holiday Meal Courtesy of Harris Teeter and Thomas Davis’ Defending Dreams Foundation

Matthews, N.C., 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ —

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 (Election Day)

Time: Noon – Press Conference
12:15 p.m. – Bag Assembly

Where: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
500B Spratt Street
Charlotte, N.C. 28206

Interviews are available.  Live shots are welcomed!

Tuesday, Nov.8, 2016, Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis and Harris Teeter associates will assemble 2,000 Thanksgiving dinner bags which will be given to families-in-need served by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. The bag assembly is hosted in conjunction with Harris Teeter’s annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign; the bags will be distributed through the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina’s network of partner agencies.

Each Thanksgiving dinner bag contains products for a delicious and easy Thanksgiving meal including: chicken, stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and cookie mix.

In addition to each holiday meal, Harris Teeter’s partner, Titan Farms, will be donating more than 21,000 bell peppers to provide each family with a fresh produce option.

This is the seventh year that Harris Teeter is hosting a bag assembly in Charlotte as part of the company’s annual Harvest Feast programming. Each bag assembled has enough food to provide a holiday meal to a family of four.

“No one should be left hungry, especially during the holidays, which is why Kelly and I look forward to the bag assembly at Second Harvest,” said Davis. “We believe we all have the power to create change in our community, and are thankful for the assistance of Harris Teeter and Second Harvest to help us feed 2,000 families this year.”

The Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization established to provide and promote programs that enhance the quality of life for children and families. The Foundation accomplishes this goal by assisting in community service efforts, educational development, youth sports and other community support services.

Harris Teeter would like to thank its generous vendors who made this donation possible:  Sanderson, Kraft, Idahoan Foods, Bruce Foods, Libby, Del Monte, Ocean Spray, McCormick, New York Packaging, Kings Hawaiian and Titan Farms. Additionally, Titan Farms would like to thank Jear Logisitcs for the transportation of this donation and as the company’s preferred carrier throughout the growing season.

This bag packing event is one of four events Harris Teeter will host throughout various markets this November, and is part of the Company’s annual Harvest Feast programming. During the entire month of November, Harris Teeter will collect non-perishable food items in the lobby of each location and sell $1, $5 and $20 donation cards at check-out to benefit its hunger-relief partners. For more information about Harris Teeter’s Harvest Feast campaign, please click here.

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
As part of Feeding America, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina – serves 19 counties in north and South Carolina. In FY 2015-2016, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina distributed over 50 million pounds of food household items to almost over 700 hunger feeding agencies including emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income day cares.

Source: Harris Teeter

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Harris Teeter continues its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign for local hunger-relief efforts

Harris Teeter continues its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign for local hunger-relief efforts
Harris Teeter continues its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign for local hunger-relief efforts

 

Matthews, N.C., 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beginning November 1, 2016, Harris Teeter will continue its annual Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign to aid local hunger-relief efforts. Throughout the entire month of November, Harris Teeter will collect non-perishable food items in the lobby of each location and sell $1, $5 and $20 donation cards at check-out to benefit its hunger-relief partners.

In November 2015, the Harvest Feast campaign collected $481,000, producing more than 10.5 million* meals for those facing hunger. The Company hopes to raise even more money during this year’s campaign as, according to Feeding America, one in every eight Americans struggle with hunger. Since 2005, this campaign has raised more than $3.9 million.

“We are continuously overwhelmed by the generosity of our valued associates and shoppers who help us provide millions of meals to our community members-in-need each year,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Fighting hunger is Harris Teeter’s number one giving priority, so we are proud to offer our associates and shoppers an easy way to fight local hunger by purchasing a donation card at our registers or taking advantage of our everyday low prices to purchase food for donation.”

This year, Harris Teeter is partnering with 19 agencies throughout its marketing areas. These agencies work year-round to fight hunger.  Both Harris Teeter’s food bank and food pantry partners are assigned stores within their service areas.

“It is important to remind our shoppers that every dollar or food item they donate at their Harris Teeter will go directly to serving hungry families within their community,” said Robinson.

The success of Harris Teeter’s Harvest Feast campaign hinges on the generosity of its loyal shoppers and valued associates. No donation is too big or small, and Harris Teeter hopes for continued participation again in 2015.

As part of this year’s Harvest Feast programming, Harris Teeter will also be hosting four separate bag packing events to provide 8,000 families-in-need with a complete Thanksgiving meal.

To learn more about the partners involved in Harvest Feast, please click here.

The company would also like to thank its media partners Comcast, Cox Cable, Time Warner Cable and WBTV for assisting with promotion of the food drive and donation card campaign.

*Feeding America, 2015

Source: Harris Teeter

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