InvenTrust Properties Corp. announces the appointment of Adam M. Jaworski as SVP and Chief Accounting Officer

OAK BROOK, Ill., 2016-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — InvenTrust Properties Corp. (“InvenTrust” or the “Company”), today (12/13/2016) announced the appointment of Adam M. Jaworski as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, effective immediately.

Mr. Jaworski joins InvenTrust with more than 20 years of real estate experience in financial and accounting leadership roles and brings a deep understanding of the real estate industry. He most recently served as Chief Accounting Officer of the United States platform of Global Logistic Properties (GLP), where he was instrumental in leading the predecessor company’s initial public offering readiness efforts.

“We are pleased to welcome Adam to the InvenTrust leadership team,” said Michael Podboy, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment Officer of InvenTrust. “Adam’s background in real estate, along with his proven track record in enhancing companies’ financial and accounting operations, will complement the expertise of our existing finance team. Adam will provide a strong perspective on accounting and financial best practices as we continue to execute on our pure-play retail strategy. I am confident that Adam will contribute to our company and play an important role in maintaining financial and fiscal discipline at InvenTrust.”

“I am honored to join InvenTrust at this pivotal point in the Company’s development,” said Mr. Jaworski. “I look forward to leveraging my experiences and working with the talented InvenTrust management team to continue executing on the Company’s strategic objectives and creating stockholder value.”

About Adam M. Jaworski

Mr. Jaworski most recently served as Chief Accounting Officer of the United States platform of Global Logistic Properties, a global owner, manager and developer of modern logistics facilities, from 2013 to November 2016. Prior to this role, Mr. Jaworski served as a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche, LLP in the real estate advisory group from 2011 to 2013. He served as Corporate Controller for Waterton Associates LLC, a real estate investor and property management company, and its hotel investment and management division, Ultima Hospitality, LLC from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Jaworski has worked previously as an auditor in the field of public accounting for both Arthur Andersen, LLP and Deloitte and Touche, LLP. He has 20 years of experience in auditing and accounting. He graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Arts in Organizational Development. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

About InvenTrust Properties Corp.

InvenTrust Properties Corp. is a pure-play retail company with a focus on acquiring open-air centers with a disciplined approach, in key growth markets with favorable demographics. This acquisition strategy, along with our innovative and collaborative property management approach, ensures the success of both our tenants and business partners and drives net operating income growth for the Company. InvenTrust became a self-managed REIT in 2014 and as of September 30, 2016, is an owner and manager of 88 retail properties, representing 15.1 million square feet of retail space, and one non-core property.

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Forward-Looking Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical, including statements regarding management’s intentions, beliefs, expectations, plans or predictions of the future and are typically identified by words such as “may,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “likely,” “will,” “would” and variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by us and our management, are inherently uncertain and involve known and unknown risks that are difficult to predict. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, the Risk Factors included in InvenTrust’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as updated by any subsequent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, in each case as filed with the SEC. InvenTrust intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created by Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, except as may be required by applicable law. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable laws. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

Dan Lombardo

Source: InvenTrust Properties Corp.

ICA Sweden conducts IT investment worth approximately SEK 550 million during the period 2014–2019

Solna, Sweden, 2016-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — ICA Sweden is conducting a large IT project aimed at modernising and improving the efficiency of assortment control, master data for product articles, and product supply. After evaluating a previously chosen solution for product supply, a new solution with better functionality and a more favourable investment calculation has been chosen. However, this entails that an impairment loss must be recognised for accumulated costs. The impairment loss amounts to SEK 148 million and will be recognised as a non-recurring item in Q4 2016 for ICA Sweden.

Of the three project components, the first two are proceeding according to plan and will be implemented in the near future. For the third component, product supply, the study that has been completed has shown that there are alternatives that better meet ICA Sweden’s needs than the previously chosen solution.

The entire ongoing IT investment is very extensive, and the total investment is worth approximately SEK 550 million during the period 2014–2019.

This information is such that ICA Gruppen is obligated to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:30 CET on Wednesday, 14 December 2016

ICA Gruppen press service
Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52

Source: ICA Gruppen

ICA Gruppen outlines its strategic priorities for 2017

Solna, Sweden, 2016-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — ICA Gruppen’s board of directors has adopted the company’s strategic priorities for 2017. The priorities are designed to promote continued profitable growth and facilitate cooperation and synergies between various operations in ICA Gruppen.

ICA Gruppen has five long-term strategic themes that set the direction for the Group’s operations: customer experience, brand and loyalty, simplicity, employees, and sustainability.

In addition to these long-term themes, every year a number of more short-term joint priorities are identified. These are intended to promote continued profitable growth for ICA Gruppen and facilitate cooperation and synergies between the various operations. Goals are set for the strategic priorities and are followed up.

Two of the priorities for 2017 are new, and a few have been adjusted to opportunities and challenges in the coming years.

ICA Gruppen’s strategic priorities for 2017 can be summarised in the ten points:

  • Ensure competitive pricing and fair price competition
  • Implement new strategies with strengthen customer offerings for non-food, Hemtex and ICA Bank
  • Build a leading omni-channel offering across businesses and platforms
  • Strengthen store network and concepts with focus on urban areas, convenience and health (new)
  • Further strengthen our position in the Baltics
  • Develop leading CRM and leverage the common Swedish loyalty programme
  • Drive reliability and efficiency throughout the value chain with focus on logistics and store operations
  • Improve speed and project delivery through new ways of working
  • Improve performance management process and change ability (new)
  • Drive sustainable customer choices and climate-smart operations

This information is such that ICA Gruppen is obligated to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:45 CET on Wednesday, 14 December 2016.

ICA Gruppen press service
Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52

Source: ICA Gruppen

Energy provider SSE and Dixons Carphone join forces to create a ‘one-stop’ solution for customers to manage their homes

LONDON, 2016-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two of Britain’s biggest brands have announced a partnership to create a ‘one-stop’ solution that will give customers access to all the support and services they need to manage their homes, from boilers to laptops, dishwashers to wifi.

As the home becomes increasingly connected, energy provider SSE and retailer Dixons Carphone have joined forces to develop a unique solution that leverages their existing expertise. This includes SSE’s highly skilled engineers, Dixons Carphone’s leading after-care service from Knowhow, and honeyBee, the market-leading digital platform from Connected World Services. This combination aims to bring connected home benefits to everyone, not just the tech savvy.

The partnership will be able to support all vital service requirements customers may have in the home. It will bring nationwide support to the UK & Ireland through the two brands’ combined customer base of around 10 million households, supported by a 4,000-strong workforce of highly skilled engineers and technical advisers and 1,200 stores.

Customers will be able to control connected devices in the home, purchase a wide-range of recommended products, arrange installation of smart thermostats or security systems, get peace of mind cover and help to troubleshoot technical and maintenance issues.

Together, SSE and Dixons Carphone will be building and trialling new connected product and service propositions through 2017, paving the way for a consumer launch thereafter. The combined customer base will be the first to benefit from a range of exclusive deals.

Will Morris, SSE MD Retail said:

“Together, we are developing a solution that isn’t just focused on launching the latest technology, but on meeting customers’ desire for a simple, flexible way to control, manage and maintain their homes. To do this, we are taking a customer first approach, leveraging SSE’s expertise and proven track record in providing essential services in the home. The powerful combination with Dixons Carphone’s unique platform, leading customer support function via Knowhow and high street presence puts us in a strong position in what is a nascent market with significant potential.

“This is another big step on our journey towards becoming a market-leading retailer of energy and essential services, by digitising and diversifying our business and consistently delighting our customers.”

Andrew Harrison, Deputy CEO Dixons Carphone said:

“We live in an increasingly connected world, where keeping our devices working at home, at work and on the move, with busy family and professional lives can be a minefield. CurrysPCWorld and Knowhow are out delivering, installing and fixing these products 365 days a year and our market leading honeyBee platform provides an easy way to monitor and control these devices, so we are incredibly excited to partner with SSE and extend our relationship with customers further into the home.”

About SSE
SSE plc is one of the UK’s leading energy companies, involved in the generation, distribution and supply of electricity and in the extraction, storage, distribution and supply of gas. Its core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. It supplies energy and home services to around 8.14 million customer accounts throughout Great Britain and Ireland, is frequently ranked number one for customer service and is the UK’s leading generator of electricity from renewable sources. It was accredited with the Fair Tax Mark in October 2014.

About Dixons Carphone and Connected World Services (CWS)
Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 42,000 people in eleven countries.

Connected World Services (CWS) leverages the Group’s existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of white label services to businesses.

honeyBee™ by Connected World Services, is the global industry standard for building, delivering and managing digital customer journeys. Consisting of four core platforms; Sell, Activate, Create and Home, honeyBee™ simplifies complex sales and support journeys, provides home technology control, easy activation of carrier and digital connections and creates unique back-end IT interfaces that deliver 360-degree visibility, real time data analytics and an intuitive end-user experience. Backed by Accenture, honeyBee™ currently has agreements across Europe and in the US with major blue-chip carriers and retailers.

Dixons Carphone’s primary brands include Carphone Warehouse and CurrysPCWorld in the UK & Ireland, Elkjøp, Elkjøp Phonehouse, Elgiganten, Elgiganten Phonehouse, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of UK & Ireland airports and Phone House in Spain. Our key service brands include Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and Geek Squad in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

Dixons Carphone was voted ‘Retailer of the Year’ at the Retail Week Awards 2016.


Dixons Retail switchboard on 0844 800 2030
Carphone Warehouse switchboard on 0370 111 6565

Source: Dixons Carphone

SPAR UK store assistants honoured at the 2016 Sales Assistant of the Year Awards

United Kingdom, 2016-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two SPAR UK store assistants have been awarded for being inspirational SPAR employees at the 2016 Sales Assistant of the Year Awards.

Tracie Horner from SPAR Carrowdore in Co. Down has been revealed as the overall winner of the 2016 Sales Assistant of the Year award, while Michelle Chamberlain of SPAR Knight Street, Pinchbeck, was named the deserving winner of the multiple symbol sector.

Convenience Store magazine’s Sales Assistant of the Year Awards are now in their 36th year, and are designed to achieve recognition for all hard-working store assistants and to reward those who excel.

Tracie was chosen because of her personal charm and commitment to customer service, her contribution to the store’s business success, and her capacity to embrace change with enthusiasm. Tracie sets herself the challenge each day of making sure every customer she serves leaves the shop with a smile on their face. Under her supervision she has managed to both increase sales and reduce waste in the store’s crucial fresh produce department, and is already involved in planning how the section will evolve when the store is being enlarged.

Tracie said: “I couldn’t believe it when they called out my name. All the other finalists were such lovely girls and all were very worthy winners. This has been just a wonderful event, from the lovely people, to all the attention to detail in looking after me, the whole experience has been wonderful, and to win this award is just the icing on the cake.”

Michelle Chamberlain also said: “This has definitely given me a confidence boost, I just can’t believe it. This certificate is definitely going up on the store wall.”

Convenience Store editor, David Rees, added: “With five such outstanding individuals to choose from, this was always going to be a very difficult decision for the judges. But Tracie’s high standard of work, dedication to the store and the local community coupled with engaging personal charm meant that she is the epitome of the perfect sales assistant and a very worthy winner of the accolade, Sales Assistant of the Year 2016.”

Tracie and Michelle were both awarded £500 in prize money for reaching the finals and winning their respective categories, with Tracie also receiving a further £500 and trophy for being the overall winner. The winners were announced and celebrated during a grand ceremony, which took place at London’s Dorchester Hotel.


SPAR International
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

SPAR Shandong now listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange

Shandong, China, 2016-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Shandong operators, Jiajiayue Group, who became SPAR International’s first retail partner in China in 2004, have launched an initial public offering (IPO) which saw the company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Jiajiayue issued 90 million shares priced at 13,64 yuan per share to raise 1,23 billion yuan ($178,12 million). In late November, interest from investors saw the online portion of the IPO oversubscribed 4,407 times. The listing on the main A-Share exchange in China saw trading activity begin immediately after the opening on Tuesday, ending 43% up on the first day of trading.

The market funding will be used to strengthen the business further by financing new store openings and existing store upgrades, developing distribution centres and logistics infrastructure and enhancing the existing technology and IT infrastructure.

Jiajiayue was the first SPAR partner in China and opened its first store in 2005 in the city of Weihai, north east China. Since then, SPAR China has opened 360 stores with nearly 1,000,000 sqm of selling space in eight provinces, employing over 30,000 people. It also operates eight distribution centres delivering across 50 cities.

Speaking at the launch, Tobias Wasmuht, Managing Director of SPAR International said: “Today is a significant milestone, not just for SPAR Shandong, but also for the wider SPAR China family. All at SPAR are delighted to have contributed to the success of Jiajiayue, our founding partner of SPAR in China. Over the last 12 years the company has continued to lead the way, working closely with the growing list of SPAR Partners in China to grow and enhance the brand. Investor interest in today’s IPO is testament to the strength and vision of the company and its management team. This partnership embodies the values of SPAR and we look forward to growing together the scale of our retail network in Shandong and China as a whole.”

In addition to its partnership with SPAR, Jiajiayue Group Co. Ltd is involved in food processing, wholesale of agricultural products and foreign trade business. In total it operates over 400 stores with a selling space of 900,000 sqm in 34 cities within Shandong province such as Weihai, Yantai, Jinan, Weifang, Qingdao, Linyi, Laiwu and Zaozhuang.

The store formats cover hypermarket, supermarket, department store, neighbourhood store and discount store. The company has been recognised with a number of awards, including top 100 China FMCG Chain, Customer Satisfied Company in Shandong Province and Top Employer of China Retailing.


SPAR International
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

Kohl’s announces exclusive one-day deals on Super Saturday; and shop around-the-clock from 7:00 a.m. on December 20-24

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis, 2016-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the clock ticking on holiday shopping, Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) will provide customers with incredible savings and conveniences on last-minute gifts, exclusive one-day deals on Super Saturday and the option to shop around-the-clock beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20 through Saturday, December 24*. Customers also have the opportunity to save even more when they take advantage of our incredible $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent from now through December 24!

Super Saturday Savings
Last-minute must-have gifts, available in store and on all day on Saturday, December 17, include:
• $3.99 SO cozy 2-pk. socks. Orig. $10
• $9.99 Tek Gear fleece separates. Orig. $20
• $9.99 graphic fleece sweatshirts for Juniors. Orig. $30
• $9.99 Dearfoams or SONOMA Goods for Life slippers for her. Orig. $24-$34
• $14.99 The Big One or SONOMA Goods for Life sherpa throws. Orig. $39.99-$49.99
• $17.99 Star Wars fleece hoodies for boys 4-7. Orig. $38
• $19.99 Brilliance jewelry made with Swarovski crystals or Swarovski zirconia. Orig. $60
• $29.99 Columbia fleece for men. Orig. $60
• $29.99 Playskool Heroes Spiderman Helicopter Playset. Orig. $59.99
• $139.99 Fitbit Charge 2 heart rate + fitness wristband. Orig. $149.99

Customers will enjoy an easy experience at Kohl’s when they take advantage of Kohl’s loyalty opportunities for even deeper savings, including Yes2You Rewards, where members earn one point for every dollar they spend, and receive a $5 reward for every 100 points, no matter how they pay, with no limit on points earned and no cost to join. Customers will also save 30% on their first day’s purchases when they open a Kohl’s Charge account now through December 24 on and at stores nationwide. To maximize their savings, customers can combine their Kohl’s Charge discounts and Yes2You Rewards with Kohl’s incredible sale prices and special offers.

Last-Minute Conveniences Kohl’s offers a seamless and personalized customer experience across all devices allowing customers to shop when and how it’s most convenient to them – even if it’s on Christmas Eve!

Buy Online, Free Pick Up In Store – Customers shopping can choose buy online, free pick up in store and get their gifts quickly at their local store. Recently added text alerts when orders are ready, reserved parking spaces, alternate party pick-up and dedicated pick-up lines at Customer Service make it easier than ever to pick up purchases.
Gift Cards and E-Gift Cards: Kohl’s offers a variety of gift card designs for any occasion, key third party gift card brands and gift card accessories to pair with gifts. Kohl’s gift cards are available both in stores and on in a variety of denominations to make the perfect gift for loved ones. They can be used anytime and have no service fees and no expiration dates. Shoppers can also quickly and easily send and receive Kohl’s egift cards, which arrive almost instantly to an email account and are redeemable both online and in-store via smartphone or print-out.
Kohl’s App: The Kohl’s app features the option to scan and store Kohl’s gift cards, Kohl’s Cash and savings offers and easily track Yes2You Rewards points and redeem earned Rewards in the digital wallet for easy access at checkout. In addition to browsing and shopping by category, customers will experience Store Tools, a store mode for the Kohl’s app providing a more customized in-store shopping experience, and Snap and Shop, which allows customers to take photos of products anywhere and find similar items at Kohl’s.
Kohl’s Pay: Launched just in time for the holidays, customers can now use Kohl’s Pay, a mobile payment option which integrates the Kohl’s Charge private label credit card into the Kohl’s app. Customers also have the added convenience of seamlessly applying their Kohl’s offers, Kohl’s Cash and Yes2You Rewards with a single transaction at checkout

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Kohl’s intends forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “anticipates,” “plans,” or similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause Kohl’s actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to those described in Item 1A in Kohl’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is expressly incorporated herein by reference, and other factors as may periodically be described in Kohl’s filings with the SEC.

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

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NOTE: Kohl’s welcomes media to its stores through December 24. To contact your local store about shooting b-roll or photos or to request a local interview during the holiday season, please visit Kohl’s Store Locator and connect with the Store Manager.

*Hours may vary by location. Visit store or for your local store hours


Jen Johnson

Ale DesJean

Source: Kohl’s

Transform Diabetes Care™: CVS Health new program to improve health outcomes and lower pharmacy costs

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today ( December 13, 2016) introduced Transform Diabetes Care™, a new program available to help the company’s pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients improve the health outcomes of their members, lower pharmacy costs through aggressive trend management and decrease medical costs by improving medication adherence, A1C control and lifestyle management. This program, which will be available in early 2017, emphasizes tailored support for members with diabetes and incorporates both clinical care and cost management solutions, including a single-digit client trend guarantee for medicines in the antidiabetic category. In fact, participating clients could save between $3,000 to $5,000 per year for each member who successfully improves control of their diabetes.

“The Transform Diabetes Care program focuses on three key components to help improve outcomes and reduce overall health care spend in diabetes: medication adherence, A1C control and lifestyle management,” said Troyen A. Brennan, MD, Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. “What’s unique about this program is that at CVS Health we are able to marshal resources across our enterprise and provide a high level of personalized support and care via multiple touch points. What makes our face-to-face counseling and education at our more than 9,600 pharmacy locations and more than 1,100 MinuteClinic locations so effective is that it happens when patients are already thinking about their health.”

The Transform Diabetes Care program uses advanced analytics to identify unique improvement opportunities for enrolled members and leverages the company’s Health Engagement Engine to enable more effective outreach by identifying and prompting personalized counseling opportunities. Enrolled members will receive highly personalized support and coaching to help improve medication adherence, better track and control A1C levels and support healthy lifestyle behaviors through CVS Health consumer touch points. These interventions will be delivered to enrolled members, at no extra cost, either in person at CVS Pharmacy, or by telephone, and members will also receive free comprehensive diabetes visits at MinuteClinic locations at no out-of-pocket cost, including A1C checks. In addition, members will be offered a connected glucometer, which will share their blood glucose levels with a pharmacist-led team via a health cloud, enabling the team to identify potential issues and intervene with one-on-one coaching. Members also have access to digital tools within the CVS Pharmacy mobile app, such as medication refill reminders and the ability to refill a prescription via two-way text messaging, to help reduce the complexity of daily disease management.

“In 2016 antidiabetic drugs were the leading driver of gross costs for our clients,” said Jonathan Roberts, President of CVS Caremark. “The Transform Diabetes Care program will enable us to help our clients manage the unsustainable increases in the cost of diabetes care by maximizing the value and effectiveness of our engagement with patients to improve clinical outcomes, while also employing strategic approaches to actively manage and control costs.”

Clients enrolled in the Transform Diabetes Care program will have a year-over-year drug trend guarantee in the single digits for the antidiabetic drug category, which will vary based on the plan population’s demographics and current spend profile. In addition, the program has a managed pharmacy network for drugs to treat diabetes, which includes all CVS Pharmacy locations and CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy. This will help simplify medication refills, improve coordination of care with the member’s primary care providers and help members stay engaged with their therapy and additional clinical services offered by the program.

The Transform Diabetes Care program, the first in a new suite of Transform Care programs focused on managing costly, chronic conditions, expands the suite of diabetes programs and services already provided by CVS Health. Studies have shown that through better lifestyle management, medication adherence and control of A1C, health can improve and medical costs can be significantly reduced. In fact, the CVS Health Pharmacy Advisor Counseling program has shown a nearly 10 percent increase in optimal medication adherence for enrolled members with diabetes.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,600 retail pharmacies, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with more than 80 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at

Media Contacts:

Christine Cramer
CVS Health
(401) 770-3317

Christina Beckerman
CVS Health
(401) 770-8868


Innovativ, modern und freundlich – der neue Coop-Supermarkt

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2016-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morgen wird in Zumikon der erste grosse Coop-Supermarkt eröffnet, der nach dem neuen Ladenkonzept gebaut worden ist. Das Konzept wurde im Dialog mit den Kundinnen und Kunden entwickelt. So ist ein Ladenkonzept herangereift, welches durch zahlreiche Highlights und viele kleine Details besticht. Entstanden ist ein zeitgemässer Laden, in dem man sich wohl fühlt und der das Einkaufen noch angenehmer macht.

“Einkaufen ist etwas Emotionales”, erklärt Joos Sutter, Vorsitzender der Geschäftsleitung Coop. “Einkaufswelt und Kundenbedürfnisse haben sich in den letzten Jahren stark verändert. Dem tragen wir mit unserem neuen Ladenkonzept Rechnung, indem wir vor allem den Kunden wieder stärker ins Zentrum rücken.” Dass dies gelungen ist, zeigen die sehr erfreulichen Rückmeldungen von über 400 befragten Testkunden. Diese hatten das neue Ladenkonzept von Coop in einem Laborladen in Bern-Schönbühl auf Herz und Nieren geprüft.

Marktstimmung und Einkaufserlebnis
Im neuen Coop riecht und sieht man die Frische. Im Eingangsbereich herrscht Marktstimmung: farbig-frische Früchte- und Gemüse, schön präsentiert in Holzkisten, frisch gebackenes Brot vor einer Backsteinmauer, warmes Licht. Das «Chäshüsli» erinnert an die Chääsi, die neu gestaltete Fleischtheke vor hellen Kacheln an die Dorfmetzg. Die holzumrahmten Kühlmöbel im neu designten Selbstbedienungsbereich sind besser ausgeleuchtet. Bier- und Weinwelten mit Holzdekor laden zum Probieren ein, im Kosmetik-Bereich überraschen Beauty-Inseln.
Kunden erleben auch die Regionalität noch stärker. Denn neben der grossen Vielfalt an regionalen Produkten sind die verschiedenen Rayons neu im Dialekt der jeweiligen Region beschriftet.

Liebe zum Detail
Zum neuen Ladenkonzept gehören aber auch viele kleine Neuerungen, die nicht sofort ins Auge fallen und die das Einkaufen angenehmer machen. Die Kühlschränke sind weniger hoch, damit das oberste Fach leichter erreichbar ist. Der Kassenbereich ist offen und hell gestaltet und sorgt für mehr Übersicht. Kasse 1 hat einen verbreiterten Durchgang und ein tieferliegendes Kassenband, was vor allem Kunden mit Kinderwagen oder Rollstuhl schätzen werden. Self-Checkout-Stationen verkürzen die Wartezeiten. Eine Sitzbank aus FSC-zertifizierter Schweizer Eiche lädt Kundinnen und Kunden zu einer kleinen Verschnaufpause ein. Bewährtes wurde beibehalten, wie die Kaffeemühle oder die beliebte Inserate-Wand, oder optimiert, wie beispielsweise die Recycling-Stationen.

Nachhaltigkeit und Fortschritt
Das neue Ladenkonzept punktet auch bei Nachhaltigkeit und technologischer Innovation. Im Selbstbedienungsbereich beim Fleisch und der Charcuterie sind die Kühlschränke nun mit Glastüren ausgestattet. Das sieht nicht nur modern aus, sondern spart auch Energie. Die Beleuchtung im Laden ist zu 100 Prozent LED und die Materialien, welche für den Bau eingesetzt wurden, entsprechen den modernsten ökologischen Standards.

Modernste Technik und zeitgemässer Service
Erst bei genauem Hinschauen fallen die elektronischen Preisetiketten der neuesten Generation auf. Sie bieten den Kunden mehr Transparenz und die Bewirtschaftung der Schilder wird für die Coop-Mitarbeitenden deutlich einfacher. Die blauen Pickup-Station gleich nach den Kassen erlauben den Kunden, ihre Onlinebestellungen von verschiedenen Coop-Onlineshops unkompliziert abzuholen. Alle neuen Coop-Verkaufsstellen werden künftig mit solchen Pickup-Stationen ausgerüstet. Mit 856 Supermärkten hat Coop hier das grösste Potenzial in der Schweiz.

Über 40 umgebaute Supermärkte im neuen Jahr
Die Umrüstung der Coop Verkaufsstellen auf das Ladenkonzept ist ein laufender Prozess. Das Ziel für 2017 ist definiert: Im nächsten Jahr werden über 40 Läden nach dem neuen Konzept umgebaut. Im Spätherbst 2017 ist mit dem Seewenmarkt in Seewen, Kanton Schwyz, die Eröffnung des ersten Megastores im neuen Konzept geplant.


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

Ramón Gander
Tel. +41 61 336 71 67

Andrea Bergmann
Tel. +41 61 336 67 37

Source: Coop