HSN set to launch athleisure line Warrior by Danica Patrick

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN is gearing up to launch Warrior by Danica Patrick, a functional, yet highly fashionable and edgy athleisure line created by the professional race car driver, model and advertising spokeswoman, on January 4th.

While she’s used to a fast-paced lifestyle on the track, Danica enjoys a fashionable and fit way of life, off the track. Her first-ever apparel collection, created in partnership with HSN and G-III Apparel Group, reflects her strong, confident, and health-conscious approach to her daily life. What could be considered the foundation of every woman’s closet, the line consists of leggings, hoody jackets, easy tees, sports bras and more, that allow women to show off their cool sense of style without compromising on fashion or comfort.

“I’ve been interested in fashion and clothes since I was a little girl,” said Patrick. “And for the last 10 years I’ve dreamed about having my own clothing line, but I was waiting for the perfect situation with the perfect partner. When HSN and G-III came along, I knew it was the right time. It’s been exciting seeing the Warrior line come together. We’ve created what I believe is really the perfect athleisure collection that transitions through your day, no matter what you’re doing.”

A hybrid of athleisure and true performance wear, Danica’s goal was to create a line of chic sportswear. To achieve this goal, G-III signed an exclusive license with Danica to design and produce the Warrior by Danica Patrick line. The active, on-the-go styles focus on detail and shape, ensuring that every piece not only looks and feels great, but maximizes function.

“Danica is a visionary who is constantly pushing boundaries and doing the unexpected. Working with her to create Warrior by Danica Patrick for HSN showed us just how committed she is to breaking the mold,” noted Vanessa Dusold, SVP, Apparel & Accessories, HSN. “Danica’s dedication transcends racing to fashion and style, and we were so thrilled to tap her creative mind to create this dynamic collection of athleisure wear.”

Danica will appear on HSN throughout the day today and her collection is available via digital at HSN.com.  For more information, visit www.HSN.com (keywords: Danica Patrick) or join the conversation @HSN on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

About HSN: 
HSN is a leading interactive entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to 95 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website – hsn.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 37 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSNI). For more information, please visit HSN.com, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.

About G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.
G-III (Nasdaq:GIII) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories under licensed brands, owned brands and private label brands. G-III’s owned brands include Donna Karan, DKNY, Vilebrequin, Andrew Marc, Marc New York, Bass, G.H. Bass, Weejuns, G-III Sports by Carl Banks, Eliza J, Black Rivet and Jessica Howard. G-III has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Jones New York, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Ivanka Trump, Ellen Tracy, Kensie, Levi’s and Dockers brands. Through our team sports business, G-III has licenses with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Hands High, Touch by Alyssa Milano and more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities. G-III also operates retail stores under the Donna Karan, Wilsons Leather, Bass, G.H. Bass & Co., Vilebrequin and Calvin Klein Performance names.

Media Contact:
BrandLink Communications
Tiffanie Davis
212.338.0070 x 12

Source: HSN, Inc./globenewswire

UNIQLO to launches convenience store pickup service at Seven Eleven, FamilyMart, and Lawson stores throughout Japan

Berlin, Germany, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO, in collaboration with FamilyMart Co., Ltd. and Lawson, Inc., will launch in spring a convenience store pickup service for UNIQLO products at FamilyMart and Lawson stores nationwide. Together with a similar service already available at Seven-Eleven stores1, this expansion will allow UNIQLO customers to pick up their purchases at any of approximately 43,000 convenience store locations2 throughout Japan.

The convenience store pickup service enables customers of the UNIQLO.com online store to pick up merchandise 24-hours a day3 at any location convenient for the customer, such as near home or work, or a business-trip destination. The service is ideal for customers who are too busy to go to UNIQLO stores, often not at home to receive deliveries, or who want to directly collect purchases while on a business trip or traveling.

UNIQLO is working to make shopping easier and enjoyable for customers, including expanding the lineup of products available through the UNIQLO.com online store, improving the usability of the UNIQLO app, and offering semi-custom products. Going forward, UNIQLO will develop services to make the buying experience more fun and convenient.

1. Pickup service at Seven-Eleven stores started in February 2016.
2. Stores offering the pickup service: Approximately 19,000 Seven-Eleven stores,
12,000 FamilyMart stores, and 12,000 Lawson stores (as of January 2017)
3. Operating hours vary by store.


ascena retail group to host Investor Day on January 18, 2017

MAHWAH, N.J., 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ – ASNA) today (Jan. 6, 2017) announced that it will be hosting an Investor Day on January 18, 2017 in New York City. The presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET. Presenters will include David Jaffe, President and CEO, Brian Lynch, COO, Robb Giammatteo, EVP and CFO, as well as leaders of the Premium Fashion, Value Fashion, Plus Fashion and the Kids Fashion segments. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.

As seating at the event is limited, presentations will be webcast simultaneously and available live to investors and the media on ascena retail group, inc.’s website, www.ascenaretail.com. A replay of the webcast will also be available following the completion of the event on the Company’s website.

About ascena retail group, inc.

ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) is a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women under the Premium Fashion segment (Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey), Value Fashion segment (maurices and dressbarn), Plus Fashion segment (Lane Bryant and Catherines), and for tween girls under the Kids Fashion segment (Justice). ascena retail group, inc. operates ecommerce websites and approximately 4,900 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

For more information about ascena retail group, inc. visit: ascenaretail.com, AnnTaylor.com, LOFT.com, louandgrey.com, maurices.com, dressbarn.com, lanebryant.com, cacique.com, Catherines.com, and shopjustice.com.

For investors:
ascena retail group, inc.
Stacy Turnof
(551) 777-6928
Vice President of Investor Relations

ICR, Inc.
James Palczynski

For media:
ascena retail group, inc.
Sue Ross
(218) 491-2110
Executive Vice President, ascena Corporate Affairs

Source: ascena retail group, inc.

Diebold Nixdorf introduces Extreme Self-Checkout Concept for the retail market that fits perfectly in any environment

Software-driven solution enables seamless end-to-end shopping experience for consumers

NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf, a leading provider of innovative self-service solutions to top retailers, is showcasing a new self-checkout concept for the retail market. At just under 10 inches (25 centimeters) wide, the new Extreme Self-Checkout Concept is just one and a half times the width of a dollar bill and fits perfectly in any environment. With the ability to serve as an automated teller machine (ATM), point-of-sale (POS) terminal and a self-checkout unit, the concept enables an unprecedented level of consumer convenience by connecting the physical and digital worlds of shopping to create a seamless end-to-end experience.

By accepting cash, card and contactless payments, the Extreme Self-Checkout Concept enables retailers to meet the needs of today’s consumers while driving the future of connected commerce. Additionally, the concept’s extremely small footprint enables retailers to free up valuable floor space. The addition of an EMV chip reader further eliminates the risk of card fraud by exclusively reading the cards EMV chip versus the entire magnetic stripe.

Working together with Diebold Nixdorf’s TPiSHOP mobile application, retailers are able to connect the entire shopping experience for consumers beginning at home in the planning phase. Consumers are then able to use their retailer’s mobile app to build lists and receive suggestions on the fastest route through the store, personalized ads and purchase recommendations based on their location. As the consumer moves through the store, they simply scan the items they wish to purchase using their mobile device. Once complete, the consumer can bypass traditional self-checkout lines via the Extreme Self-Checkout Concept and leave the store. Additionally, the flexibility of the concept enables retailers to offer a wide range of additional services to consumers in a self-service environment such as cash back, check cashing and bill pay services.

“As banks and retailers seek to enhance consumer experiences, the line between physical and digital channels will continue to blur. This concept enables retailers to embrace the future of consumer transactions while utilizing their current infrastructure and technology,” said Richard Harris, Diebold Nixdorf vice president, design and new technology incubation. “Diebold Nixdorf is uniquely positioned to guide both retailers and financial institutions through this complex ecosystem to deliver the future of connected commerce.”

The concept will be unveiled for the first time in Diebold Nixdorf’s booth #2879 at the National Retail Federation (NRF) BIG Show, the world’s leading annual retail event, Jan. 15-17 in New York.

About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol ‘DBD’. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

Media Relations:
Renee Murphy
+1 330-490-5825

Investor Relations:
Steve Virostek

SOURCE: Diebold Nixdorf

USDA FSIS issues public health alert on ready to eat chicken strips produced by House of Raeford that may be contaminated with Listeria

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that ready to eat chicken strips products produced by House of Raeford, a Mocksville, N.C. establishment, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall was not requested because it is believed that all products have now been consumed.

The ready to eat, fully cooked, chicken breast strips items were produced and packaged on September 29, 2016 and served to consumers in December, 2016.

These items were shipped to a distributor in Cleveland, Ohio and then shipped to various restaurants in the area as part of fajita or gyro dishes.

The problem was discovered during routine testing by the establishment. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections can occur in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

FSIS advises all consumers to reheat ready-to-eat product until steaming hot.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.


Congressional and Public Affairs
Julie Schwartz
(202) 720-9113

Source: USDA

USDA FSIS issues public health alert on sliced deli meat products served at Dion’s restaurants that may be contaminated with Listeria

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that assorted sliced deli meat products served to customers at Dion’s restaurants may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The assorted sliced deli meats were produced by Peter DeFries Corporation, an Albuquerque, N.M. establishment.

The sliced roast beef, ham, pastrami, and turkey items were produced between Dec. 14, 2016 and Dec. 29, 2016, however product may have been available in restaurant locations through January 4, 2017.

These items were distributed to Dion’s restaurant locations in Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. The sliced deli meat products are used on pizzas, salads, and open-faced sandwiches for customers at Dion’s restaurants.

The problem was discovered through routine testing conducted as part of the Peter DeFries Corporation’s Listeria testing program. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.

Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections can occur in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.

Consumers who have purchased these products from Dion’s restaurants are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.


Congressional and Public Affairs
Julie Schwartz
(202) 720-9113

Source: USDA

CVS Pharmacy announces availability of flu shots at its locations across Washington

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the number of cases of the flu continues to rise in Washington, CVS Pharmacy is encouraging residents to get their flu shots. The standard vaccine and/or high-dose vaccine are available at CVS Pharmacy locations across the state, including the 30 pharmacies located in Target stores, while supplies last.

Governor Jay Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee visited the CVS Pharmacy in Target in Olympia on Friday morning to receive their flu vaccines and urged people who haven’t received a flu shot to do so. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seasonal flu activity typically peaks in January and February, so it is not too late to get a flu vaccine. In addition, if you haven’t yet been vaccinated and have already gotten sick with a flu virus this season, a flu vaccine can still protect you from other strains of the flu, further stressing the importance of getting vaccinated.

Flu shots are available seven days a week, including evenings and weekends at locations in Washington with no appointment needed. For added convenience, CVS Pharmacy customers can schedule their flu shot in advance using the Immunization Scheduler at CVS.com.

Flu shots are available at the following CVS Pharmacy locations:

















26301 104TH AVE SE, KENT, WA








10302 156TH ST E, PUYALLUP, WA









3320 S 23RD ST, TACOMA, WA





The flu vaccine is considered a preventive service under the Affordable Care Act, and is fully covered and available at no cost through most insurance plans. In addition, customers will receive a 20 percent off CVS Pharmacy Shopping Pass when they get a flu shot at CVS Pharmacy.1 Patients who receive a flu shot at CVS Pharmacy locations inside select Target stores will receive a $5 Target GiftCard. 2

You can visit CVS.com/flu for more information and additional resources. Patients can also visit CVS.com or use the CVS Pharmacy smartphone app to locate a nearby CVS Pharmacy.

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

Media Contact:
Amy Lanctot
Tel: 401-770-2931
Email: Amy.Lanctot@CVSHealth.com

SOURCE: CVS Pharmacy

SPAR Hungary increases its range of organic and dietary-related products

Hungary, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The healthy eating trend is gaining popularity and to keep up with customer demand, SPAR Hungary has increased its range of organic and dietary-related products such as gluten and lactose-free foods. The new product groups have been given more space on the store shelves and are categorised by colour codes and shelf banners.

“As part of our product development policy, we believe it’s important to cater for the needs of our health conscious consumers and those with special dietary needs,” said Márk Maczelka, Head of Communications at SPAR Hungary.

“With an increasing number of people in Hungary preferring to buy organic and lactose & gluten free products, the time was right to place more emphasis on this product category.”

The new products are classified according to five categories: Lactose-free, gluten-free, organic, special foods, and foods low in fat and sugar. SPAR’s Own Brand Free-from, SPAR Vital and SPAR Natur*pur products are also included in the renewed range, offered at affordable prices.

With the new category designations, SPAR Hungary shoppers can now find the products that match their diets with more ease.


SPAR International
Email: info@spar-international.com
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

SpartanNash completes acquisition of certain assets of Caito Foods Service and Blue Ribbon Transport

Byron Center, MI, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — SpartanNash (NASDAQ: SPTN) today (Jan 9th, 2017) announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Caito Foods Service (“Caito”) and Blue Ribbon Transport (“BRT”). Under the terms of the agreement, SpartanNash acquired Caito’s produce distribution business, fresh cut fruits and vegetables business and the company’s newly constructed Fresh Kitchen facility which is designed to process and package fresh-prepared foods, as well as the logistics business of BRT.

Commenting on the transaction, SpartanNash CEO and Chairman of the Board Dennis Eidson said, “We are very pleased to complete the transaction with Caito Foods and BRT. Caito is a premier distributor with best-in-class food processing facilities, including its new Fresh Kitchen. Caito’s service area also is complementary to our current distribution footprint, and we look forward to serving customers in new areas in addition to enhancing our offerings to existing customers. This acquisition further strengthens our platform and enhances our ability to help our customers serve their consumers, benefiting our associates and the communities we serve. We thank our Caito, BRT and SpartanNash associates, customers and suppliers for their support in completing this significant achievement. We look forward to leveraging our new platform with its broader customer base and geographic reach to create significant long-term value for our shareholders.”

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements such as “opportunities” and “look forward.” These statements are based on estimates and assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, adverse conditions in the U.S. economy; the effects of competition in the markets in which we operate; material changes in the food industry; disruption of key suppliers’ provisioning of products or services; changes in the regulatory environment in which we operate, and other factors. This section is intended to provide meaningful cautionary statements for purposes of the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This should not be construed as a complete list of all of the facts and conditions that could adversely affect the Company’s results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity. SpartanNash undertakes no obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements to reflect developments that occur or information obtained after the date of this communication.

About SpartanNash

SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national accounts, its corporate-owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 157 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Market, D&W Fresh Market and SunMart. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is the leading distributor of grocery products to military commissaries in the United States.

About Caito Foods Service

Caito Foods Service is a leading supplier of fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh-prepared foods, and fresh floral products to grocery retailers and foodservice distributors in 22 states from its distribution centers in Indiana, Ohio and Florida. Through its Blue Ribbon Transport operations, Caito offers internal distribution and logistics services for its customers and for other companies throughout the United States. Caito Foods was founded in 1965 by Philip J. Caito, IV, and his brother, Joseph A. Caito. Together, the brothers developed a dedicated team of managers and leaders and built a company culture centered on family values, success for their associates, and world-class service for their customers.

financial inquiries:
Chris Meyers
EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Media Inquiries:
Meredith Gremel
Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications

Source: SpartanNash

Community Health Network to operate and provide clinical services at Walgreens stores across central Indiana

Walgreens and Community expand relationship to further coordinate patient care and improve access

DEERFIELD, Ill. & INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens and Community Health Network have expanded their existing relationship, announcing today (Jan. 6, 2017) that Community Health Network will exclusively operate and provide clinical services at 12 retail health clinics located within Walgreens stores across central Indiana.

Soon the Community logo will appear at Walgreens stores in central Indiana as the newly named Community Clinic at Walgreens streamlines the continuum of care for patients by combining  Community’s commitment of ‘exceptional care, simply delivered’ with the convenience and accessibility of Walgreens.

“Walgreens shares our commitment of finding innovative ways to make healthcare available to patients where and when they need it,” said Community Health Network chief strategy and innovation officer Kyle Fisher. “This is the next step in a collaboration that is focused on providing the best care simply, conveniently and affordably by expanding our network of qualified caregivers within the communities we serve.”

The Community Clinic at Walgreens will be staffed by Community Health Network’s highly qualified and caring nurse practitioners who will treat minor injuries and illnesses as well as help manage chronic conditions, providing patients a variety of health care services with the convenience of walk-in appointments or same-day scheduling.

Patients will have easier access to Community facilities for follow up care, or to establish a primary care relationship. Seamless access to patient records and

scheduling ‘on the go’ will be available through MyChart, Community’s secure app and online connection.

In addition, Walgreens and Community Health Network will form a collaborative council to share best practices, experiences, and innovations to improve patient care, quality and satisfaction while reducing health care costs through new models and by leveraging digital platforms.

Today’s announcement builds upon a recently announced pharmacy relationship and a successful three-year clinical collaboration between Walgreens and Community Health Network focused on enhanced communications to better coordinate care. Walgreens Healthcare Clinics in the Indianapolis area have referred patients to Community Health Network physicians to handle serious conditions and chronic diseases, outside of the clinics’ scope of practice.

Last month, Community Health Network’s Wellspring retail pharmacy operations opened under Walgreens ownership at three Community Hospital locations, giving patients and Community Health Network employees easier access to affordable healthcare and pharmacy services.

“Community Health Network has an outstanding reputation as a health services provider in Indiana,” said Pat Carroll, MD, chief medical officer for Walgreens Healthcare Clinics. “Expanding our existing relationship with Community highlights Walgreens ongoing commitment to collaborating with local health systems to help ensure a true continuum of care. We look forward to working even more with Community, enhancing care coordination across both retail clinic and pharmacy services.”

Initially, 12 retail clinics are planned to transition to Community Health Network in June, with opportunities for future expansion. The clinics will become an extension of Community Health Network. Walgreens will continue to manage these Healthcare Clinic locations until that time.

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omnichannel business includes Walgreens.com and VisionDirect.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes.  As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and aacute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services.  To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.


Scott Goldberg

Community Health Network
Kris Kirschner

Source: Walgreens

Ferns N Petals Opens Up Its 1st Outlet in Manesar, Gurgaon

NEW DELHI, INDIA, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Manesar, 10th January 2017: Ferns N Petals is one of the premium floral boutique in India which after having a strong foothold in Delhi is planning to increase its retail presence in Manesar too. With the addition of Manesar, FNP is now present in 93 cities with the help of more than 240 operational outlets pan India.

The outlet is located in Sector-86, near Microtek Green Burg, Gurgaon the store has an internal space of around 200 sq.ft which comprises of several floral arrangements, decoration for events like weddings and other individual parties too. Ferns N Petals has been delivering quality gifts with an unforgettable brand experience for quite some time.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anil Sharma, Vice President, Retail and Franchise, Ferns N Petals said, “Manesar remained untapped for very long time, we are trying to strengthen our hold in Manesar because it has been a fast developing city. We are looking forward to open up more such outlets to provide an excellent brand experience to the customers.”

Customers can find the stores packed with fresh cut flowers, dried flowers and other fresh and artificial floral arrangements. In addition to this people can also make their pick from scented candles, candle stands, glass vases, gift accessories, aromatherapy and potpourris that will make amazing valentine gifts for the significant other. In addition to the premium quality that the online portal has been providing, all the gifts are quite affordably priced to make the purchase quite simpler for the customers.

The company has an online store too where customers can fulfil their gifting needs easily. People can shop for flowers, cakes, personalized gifts, combos and hampers too which can be sent as a perfect valentine gifts for husband with a click of the mouse. And for all the last minute gift givers, the online portal has also come up with same day delivery options which gives customers the chance to ensure same day delivery of gifts with absolute ease. The impeccable packaging of the gifts makes the present a perfect pick for any given occasion.

About the Company:

Ferns N Petals online portal has been the one stop shop for all gifting needs. It started with a single store in 1994 and now has more than 240 operational stores running successfully all across the country. The store will ensure delivery to both national and international destinations with a simple tap. And to make it even more convenient for the customers, the online portal has come up with flexible delivery options which gives them a chance to ensure that the customers can place their orders the same day, next day and even at fixed time too.

Ferns N Petals group comprises of FNP Retail and Franchising, FNP E-commerce in both India and Dubai, The Flagship Store, FNP Select, FNP Gardens and GBM( giftsbymeeta.com). It company has been extending its reach to every possible place and meeting the needs and the requirements of the customers too.

Eshmeeta Kaur
Marketing Head / PR
Ferns N Petals Pvt. Ltd
(+91) 9582212653
Website: www.fnp.com

Nordstrom Rack Lakewood Center store to relocate to Long Beach Exchange in Long Beach, California

SEATTLE, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today (Jan. 5, 2017) plans to relocate its Nordstrom Rack store from Lakewood Center to Long Beach Exchange in Long Beach, California. The approximately 28,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in spring 2018. The redeveloped property is owned by Burnham Ward Properties LLC, an affiliate of Burnham USA Equities, Inc.

Nordstrom will join fellow anchors Whole Foods 365, a variety of dining and fitness offerings, and several other undisclosed national retail tenants. The new location is just south from the current Nordstrom Rack location on Lakewood Boulevard, and will be located at one of the predominant intersections of Long Beach at the southwest corner of Lakewood Boulevard and Carson Street.

“Nordstrom Rack has been happy to be a part of the Lakewood community since we opened our doors here back in 2010,” said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack. “We look forward to continuing to serve customers in a convenient, updated location that we think will offer a great shopping experience.”

Today, there are 11 Nordstrom Rack stores in the Los Angeles area and eight full line locations. Nordstrom has been serving customers in the state since it first opened at South Coast Plaza in 1978.

“The Nordstrom brand is synonymous with quality, and the company deeply values its customers, employees and the communities where they are located.  We are greatly honored to be aligned with Nordstrom at Long Beach Exchange and look forward to a long, prosperous relationship,” said Stephen Thorp of Burnham Ward Properties.

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories and shoes at an everyday savings of 30 to 70 percent off regular prices. The Rack carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com, as well as specially purchased items from many of the top brands sold at Nordstrom. The Rack is designed to provide the ultimate treasure hunt to style-savvy customers.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 349 stores in 40 states, including 123 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 215 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

About Long Beach Exchange
Located at the southwest corner of Lakewood Boulevard and Carson Street near Long Beach Airport with close proximity to the 405 Freeway, Long Beach Exchange will be a dynamic, experiential retail and dining destination within the Douglas Park planned development in Long Beach. Slated to open in 2018, LBX will encompass approximately 266,000 square feet of stores, shops and restaurants on more than 26 acres, including two acres of communal open space for the public to enjoy. Further, LBX will feature three distinct and complementary zones that work seamlessly together to create a singular experience for locals and visitors alike. These include McGowen’s Approach (LBX’s version of “Main Street”), The Landing (a grand-scaled 1.25 acre central plaza) and The Hangar @ LBX (a 16,800-square foot ‘hangar’ showcasing an evolving, curated collection of local purveyors of art, food, design, fashion and other unique goods and services).

About Burnham USA and Burnham-Ward Properties
Over the past quarter of a decade, Burnham USA together with its affiliates Burnham-Ward Properties (BWP) have developed or acquired millions of square footage of commercial property including retail, professional office, medical and industrial properties throughout the United States. Helmed by industry veterans the firm has created some of Southern California’s most distinctive and unique commercial projects. The firm approaches each project with an artful eye and with an emphasis on thoughtfully curating its projects. It is the partners’ belief that through property the company can provide the back-drop for people to interact, work, and experience a better life through “community” and that the firm can positively influence people’s lives while doing so in an environmentally conscious and constructive manner. The end result is accretive assets that best serve the community that are environmentally conscious and add long term value to the firm’s portfolio.

Jessica Canfield
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 303-4250

Carrie Williams
Kitchen Table Marketing + PR
(949) 433-6735

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

Nordstrom features exciting and vibrant cultures of Korean fashion and beauty in series of pop-up shops

SEATTLE, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the first time Nordstrom is unveiling a three-part shop in its series of pop-up shops, aptly titled KPOP-IN@Nordstrom, featuring the exciting and vibrant cultures of Korean fashion and beauty.

Conceptual eyewear line Gentle Monster launches the series on January 6, followed in February by a shop featuring the obsessively fun world of K-Beauty. March brings forward-thinking Korean fashion brands curated by Olivia Kim, Vice President of Creative Projects at Nordstrom.

Gentle Monster, the youthful and cult favorite Korean eyewear company will offer a selection of 40 styles of men’s and women’s frames reflecting the brand’s unique design sensibility with angular and rounded styles fit for high fashion magazines and casual everyday wear. Included in the selection will be six styles exclusively available at Pop-In@Nordstrom.

“Gentle Monster is excited to be a part of Pop-In@Nordstrom,” said Taye Yun, VP Gentle Monster USA. “This amazing opportunity allows us to reach out to Nordstrom customers through space and design. Although we have been present in select Nordstrom stores, Pop-In provides us with the platform to creatively connect directly with customers and introduce our brand in a new and exciting way.”

Each Pop-In location was created with a unique look and design, yet with a common thread mixing a variety of fabrics and textures as the structure, like a thick knitted wall or chiffon drapes to suggest an atmosphere of tranquility. Fabric walls are accented with mirrors and objects to create a unique experience for the visitor, following the brand’s ethos of using space and design as tools to lead visual conversations with its loyal fan-base.

For the launch, Pop-In partnered with the Gentle Monster team to produce unique virtual reality and 360 video content that allows customers to explore the experience in Gentle Monster flagship stores in Shanghai, Nonhyeon-dong and Bukchon stores in Seoul, South Korea, as well as the Downtown Seattle Nordstrom Pop-In shop.

Pop-In@Nordstrom x Gentle Monster will be found at Nordstrom.com/POP and in the following Nordstrom locations:

  • Downtown Seattle, Seattle, Wash.
  • Bellevue Square, Bellevue, Wash.
  • NorthPark Center, Dallas, Texas
  • The Grove, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.
  • CF Pacific Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
  • CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ont.

About Pop-In@Nordstrom

Launched in October 2013, Pop-In@Nordstrom is an ongoing series of themed pop-in shops that transitions every four to six weeks to offer a new shopping experience and batch of new, often exclusive merchandise.

Pop-In@Nordstrom was built on a monthly rotation to keep customers coming back to discover new brands, new merchandise and create a fun and compelling experience in stores and online. Each shop features a mix of hand-picked merchandise spanning the high/low price range, with price points often starting at $5.

Pop-In@Nordstrom partnerships have included: Alexander Wang, Aesop, Warby Parker, Nike, VANS, Opening Ceremony, Topshop/Topman, Paris retailer Merci, rag & bone, Converse, Liberty London’s Flowers of Liberty collection, Los Angeles based Poketo, the U.S. debut of Hong Kong fashion collective I.T., the Italian Trade Commission, and Danish home goods brand HAY.

About Gentle Monster

Founded in Seoul, Korea in 2011, Gentle Monster is the most rapidly growing eyewear brand in Asia. Now a global business, the brand is distinguished by its superior quality and unrivaled retail experience, aiming to provide a completely original experience with both product and brand. A philosophy stemming from the brand’s core focuses: product, space, styling, technology, and culture redesign. Gentle Monster’s experimental approach can be well observed through its unique showrooms, and through its unbound horizon of collaborative projects with Opening Ceremony, Tome, and Hood By Air. For more information, please visit www.GentleMonster.com.

Anna Brown
(206) 303-4178

Source: Nordstrom

Starbucks introduces the Cascara Latte with flavors from the fruit of the coffee cherry

Starbucks introduces the Cascara Latte with flavors from the fruit of the coffee cherry


Seattle, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — When you think of coffee, its roasted form is usually the first image that springs to mind. But coffee begins its life inside a coffee cherry, two pale light green beans surrounded by a round, ripe, red fruit.

This winter, Starbucks is introducing the Cascara Latte with flavors from the fruit of the coffee cherry. Inspired by the Starbucks Reserve® Roastery in Seattle, Starbucks first new beverage of 2017 will be available in stores in the U.S. starting January 10 and through the winter while supplies last. Starbucks Rewards™ members can get a first taste of the beverage beginning Friday, January 6. Starbucks customers will also be able to order returning favorite the Starbucks® Smoked Butterscotch Latte, also inspired by the Roastery, beginning Friday, January 6.

“Cascara is Spanish for ‘husk,’ and we are taking the fruit of the coffee cherry to give our latte a subtle, lightly sweet flavor,” said Erin Marinan from Starbucks Beverage Research and Development team.

Starbucks® Cascara Latte combines espresso with steamed milk and cascara syrup, topped with velvety foam. A sprinkle of cascara topping, made with cascara extract and cane sugar, finishes the beverage in a signature straight line, which mirrors the inside of a coffee cherry.

“Cascara Latte has a nice dark brown sugar and maple flavor that is subtly sweet,” Marinan said. “As you look at the beverage from the top, it looks like a coffee bean,” she said. “It’s full circle.”

Baristas from the Starbucks Reserve® Roastery in Seattle first paired cascara with coffee at its Barista Innovation Challenge in September, and featured the winning cascara beverage on its menu in the fall.

Anatomy of a Coffee Cherry

Once every year, coffee trees yield coffee cherries. The process begins with the bloom of white jasmine-scented flowers. When the flowers fall from the trees, a small cherry cluster forms and ripens to a red, ripe fruit. The process, from flower to harvest, takes about nine months.

Cascara (Outer Skin and Pulp): The outer skin is thick and slightly bitter in flavor, while the pulp (fruit) directly beneath is sweet and has the texture of a grape.

Mucilage: This layer is slippery and thin, and covers the parchment.

Parchment: The protective layer of the coffee bean and silver skin.

Silver Skin: The coffee beans are coated in a very thin layer called silver skin.

Green Bean: Nestled in the center of the coffee cherry are two green coffee beans.

Smoked Butterscotch Latte
Smoked Butterscotch Latte is also returning to stores this winter. The beverage, which was first introduced in stores in 2016, combines espresso with steamed milk and smoked butterscotch sauce, finished with a sprinkling of smoky butterscotch topping.

The smoky flavor balances the subtle sweetness of the butterscotch. It acts as a savory ingredient that enhances the coffee.

Media contact:

Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.com

Source: Starbucks


Starbucks® adds Sous Vide Egg Bites to its breakfast menu

Starbucks® adds Sous Vide Egg Bites to its breakfast menu


Seattle, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — For many, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. To start the morning off right, participating Starbucks® stores in the U.S. will offer Sous Vide Egg Bites, perfectly cooked eggs with wholesome ingredients, starting Tuesday, January 10.

“People are more conscious of what they are eating,” said Eveline Chao-Rivera, Starbucks brand manager. “Many are skipping out on bread and focusing on nutritious protein to fuel their increasingly busy days.”

Starbucks food team began the development process for this new breakfast item two years ago and took cues from current trends. Customer comments on My Starbucks Idea and feedback from Starbucks baristas also provided guidance for the team.

“Time and time again, we learned that customers were ordering our breakfast sandwiches without the bread or requesting more vegetarian options,” said Chao-Rivera. “We knew that we had a very specific need to satisfy.”

What is Sous Vide?

After exploring different concepts and iterations for the new food item, Chao-Rivera and team learned about Cuisine Solutions, a company with expertise in sous-vide cooking.

Sous-vide – which means “under vacuum” in French – is a culinary technique where vacuum-sealed food is immersed in water and cooked at a very precise and consistent temperature. This cooking method is preferred because it doesn’t require extra fats and oils.

“The Sous-Vide technique is ideal for cooking as it uses water, which is the best transmitter of heat, while also maintaining the integrity of the product being cooked,” said Chef Bruno Bertin from Cuisine Solutions. “We have a special passion regarding sous-vide cooked eggs as eggs are a very versatile, yet delicate food product, which requires the precision the sous-vide technique provides.”

“Sous-vide cooking offers an unbelievable texture to food unlike anything else,” Chao-Rivera said. “It makes eggs velvety and creamy – almost like you’re eating something indulgent, but you’re not.”

Through a collaboration over several months, Starbucks and Cuisine Solutions created Sous Vide Egg Bites in two flavors. Both are wheat-free and are excellent sources of protein:

Bacon and Gruyere

Velvety cage-free eggs with aged Gruyere and Monterey Jack cheese are topped with a layer of Applewood smoked bacon. Two Bacon and Gruyere bites have 310 calories per serving and 19 grams of protein.

Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper

Cage-free egg whites with Monterey Jack and creamy cottage cheese, accentuated by spinach and fire-roasted red pepper. Two Egg White and Roasted Red Pepper bites have 170 calories per serving and 13 grams of protein.

“Bacon and Gruyere is more of a classic flavor, while the egg white version is a vegetarian option with a lot of flavor from the roasted red peppers,” said Chao-Rivera. “Our egg bites are great because they are delicious, satiating and fit right in your hand for taking on the go.”

“The experience working with Starbucks was amazing because we both share the same high standards for food,” said Bertin. “I am proud and excited for everyone to know the difference between a traditionally cooked egg and a sous-vide cooked egg. With Sous Vide Egg Bites, customers will find a perfect match for their morning coffee.”

Media contact:

Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.com

Source: Starbucks


Evolution Fresh launches new campaign “Take a Sip in a Brighter Direction”

Evolution Fresh launches new campaign “Take a Sip in a Brighter Direction”


Seattle, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — After cookie baking, gift shopping and holiday entertaining come to an end, many of us embark on another annual tradition: setting New Year’s resolutions.

While they are easy to claim, resolutions can be hard to keep. Evolution Fresh has set out to help those looking to make positive changes with the company’s new campaign, “Take a Sip in a Brighter Direction,” which kicks off today (January 5, 2017) and includes a celebration of National Green Juice Day January 26.

“Our mission is to help people live better and inspire them to thrive,” said Anne Williams, vice president, Marketing and Category for Evolution Fresh. “This campaign is about making small changes to your existing routine. Doing small things each day will help you gain momentum, feel good and keep going until you reach your goals.”

Related News: Five Tips for a Healthy New Year

As a healthy dose of motivation throughout the campaign, Evolution Fresh invites customers to inspire one another and celebrate even the smallest steps, or “sips,” in a healthier direction on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using #mysmallsip. The aim is to create a larger, celebratory, healthy lifestyle conversation and provide a more attainable and sustainable alternative to drastic New Year’s resolutions. The focus is not sacrifice. It is about embracing simple, enjoyable and nurturing choices people make throughout the day.

“We want people to know that they’re not alone,” Williams said. “And that ‘small sips’ can be defined in many ways, whether it’s writing down daily reflections in a journal, changing the way you eat or simply making a point to smile when you wake up in the morning.”

One Sip at a Time

Eating more fruits and vegetables is an aspiration for 81 percent of Americans, according to a 2016 study by the International Food Information Council*. Evolution Fresh offers a line of cold-pressed, high-pressure-processed juices for those who have listed this as a goal for 2017.

“Our cold-pressed, high-pressure processing method helps protect the flavor of our juices,” said Williams. “In addition to contributing to your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, our juices help you stay hydrated and maintain energy throughout the day.”

Evolution Fresh also invites customers to get creative in the kitchen by providing easy recipes for smoothies, salad dressings and more, which can be found online at EvolutionFresh.com. This is another way to incorporate fruits and vegetables into a breakfast, lunch or dinner menu.

“There are many who want to live better, but think it’s beyond them or takes too much effort,” she said. “We offer tips and recipes to make wellness goals easier to attain, particularly in a time when we all lead busy lives.”

Take a Sip on National Green Juice Day

Evolution Fresh established National Green Juice Day in 2016 as a way to encourage people to keep their wellness resolutions after finding that 53 percent of Americans have broken them by the end of January**. The company’s juice line-up includes seven green juice varieties packed with flavor that can help Americans avoid resolution fatigue:

Emerald Greens: cool cucumber with sweet apple, a squeeze of citrus and a chorus of leafy greens for a thoroughly thirst-quenching blend.

Essential Greens® with Lime: a nutritious green juice with notes of spinach, romaine lettuce and kale, accented by cucumber, celery and a hint of lime for a refreshing finish. This drink is made from more than a pound of vegetables per bottle.

Green Devotion: a blend of sharp, tangy celery, ultra-refreshing cucumber and leafy greens to create a light, lively juice.

Organic Greens & Kale: kale is king in this refreshing blend of lush organic greens, brightened by cucumber and a squeeze of lemon. potassium and Vitamin K enliven every sip.

Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger: made from leafy greens and vegetables blended with a sweet apple and lightly spiked with spicy ginger.

Sweet Greens and Lemon: a refreshing green juice featuring a medley of green vegetables, a squeeze of lemon, and a touch of sweetness from apple.

Smooth Greens and Kale: a medley of go-to greens with potassium, a splash of tropical sweetness and a smooth mint finish. This beverage is made from more than a pound of vegetables and fruit per bottle.

*International Food Information Council (IFIC) 2016 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health

** Evolution Fresh survey conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,001 American adults age 18+ using email invitation and online survey, December 2015

For more information on this news release, contact the Starbucks Newsroom

Media contact:

Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.com

Source: Starbucks


4000th Carrefour Express store opens in the centre of Montpellier

Boulogne-Billancourt, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour is continuing with its drive to increase its numbers of convenience stores in mainland France with the opening of its 4000th store on Tuesday, 20 December 2016: A Carrefour Express store, right in the centre of Montpellier.

A bespoke store
The 180 m² retail outlet has been located in a fast-growing part of the city and has nearly 3500 products on sale. To meet residents’ needs as effectively as possible, in addition to a selection of everyday products, it stocks an extensive range of fresh produce, fruit and vegetables and snacks – as well as a bakery area for bread.
Customers will be able to take advantage of all the usual Carrefour benefits: everything from the loyalty programme to a wide range of products at affordable prices.

A friendly team on-hand to help customers
The shop’s manager, M’hamed Mellouki (40) has a Master’s degree in Economics and initially wanted to go into teaching. Instead, in 2014, his interest in retail led him to open his first Carrefour Express store.
With the help of 5 employees, he has now opened up this second retail outlet, driven by the desire to provide the people of Montpellier with a truly local service.

Carrefour Convenience, formats especially for city-dwelling customers
Carrefour’s convenience stores are designed to make the lives of people living in cities easier – particularly with their long opening times.  In a more compact format, they stock a complete selection of products for day-to-day shopping trips: groceries, fresh produce, organic products, home maintenance, ready-to-eat products, etc. As well as a wide range of products, customers get all the usual benefits that their loyalty cards (accepted in all Carrefour stores) provide.

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

. By phone:

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

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

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

John Lewis announces the appointment of Becky Brock to the role of Director, Marketing

London, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis today (5 January 2017) announces the appointment of Becky Brock to the role of Director, Marketing, reporting to Craig Inglis. Becky will take up the position on 20 March 2017 joining from Snow & Rock Group where she was Marketing Director.

Becky will be responsible for all aspects of the retailer’s marketing strategy and will take on the leadership of the CRM, digital, brand and category marketing teams.

Becky brings a wealth of experience to the role having worked previously with brands such as Homebase, The Edrington Group and Unilever.

Craig Inglis, Customer Director said: ‘I am really delighted that Becky will be joining us in this vital role. She brings with her a wealth of leadership experience and proven track record in brand strategy and commercial performance. We look forward to welcoming her to the team.’

Becky said: ‘It’s a privilege to be joining this unique organisation with its reputation for ground-breaking marketing. I’m looking forward to continuing to evolve the relevancy of the brand for John Lewis’s customers in a rapidly changing retail landscape.’

Notes to editors

John Lewis operates 48 John Lewis shops across the UK (34 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. It is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership and all 30,000 John Lewis staff are Partners in the business.

John Lewis stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores and johnlewis.com across fashion, home and technology, and was named  ‘Best In-Store Experience’, ‘Best Clothing Retailer,’ ‘Best Electricals Retailer,’ ‘Best Furniture Retailer,’ ‘Best Homewares Retailer’ and ‘Best Click & Collect Retailer’ in the 2016 Verdict Customer Satisfaction awards.

Johnlewis.com is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products – home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover – delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

You can follow John Lewis on the following social media channels:


Siân Grieve
Senior Communications Manager, Corporate
Telephone: 020 7592 6887
Email: sian.grieve@johnlewis.co.uk

Source: John Lewis

Walgreens Boots Alliance announces financial results for the 1Q of fiscal 2017

First quarter highlights

  • GAAP diluted net earnings per share decrease 4.0 percent from the year-ago quarter, to $0.97; Adjusted diluted net earnings per share increase 6.8 percent to $1.10, up 9.7 percent on a constant currency basis
  • GAAP net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance decrease 5.0 percent from the year-ago quarter to $1.1 billion; Adjusted net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance increase 6.1 percent to $1.2 billion, up 8.2 percent on a constant currency basis
  • Sales decrease 1.8 percent to $28.5 billion, increase 1.1 percent on a constant currency basis
  • GAAP operating income decreases 1.4 percent to $1.4 billion; Adjusted operating income increases 0.4 percent to $1.7 billion, up 2.8 percent on a constant currency basis
  • GAAP net cash provided by operating activities was $525 million and free cash flow was $147 million

Fiscal 2017 guidance

  • Company raises the lower end of its guidance for fiscal year 2017 by 5 cents per share and now anticipates adjusted diluted net earnings per share of $4.90 to $5.20

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today (January 05, 2017) announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2017, which ended 30 November 2016.

Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina said, “Overall we are pleased with the progress this quarter, with results in line with our expectations. We continue to anticipate that growth in the second half of fiscal 2017 will reflect the new strategic pharmacy partnerships we announced last year. As a result, we have raised the lower end of our fiscal year guidance by 5 cents per share. In addition, we continue to work toward closing the pending acquisition of Rite Aid Corporation in the early part of this calendar year.”

Overview of First Quarter Results

Fiscal 2017 first quarter net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance determined in accordance with GAAP decreased 5.0 percent to $1.1 billion compared with the same quarter a year ago, while GAAP diluted net earnings per share decreased 4.0 percent to $0.97 compared with the same quarter a year ago. The decreases in GAAP net earnings and GAAP net earnings per share primarily reflect a lower impact of UK tax rate reductions.

Adjusted fiscal 2017 first quarter net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance1 increased 6.1 percent to $1.2 billion, up 8.2 percent on a constant currency basis, compared with the same quarter a year ago. Adjusted diluted net earnings per share for the quarter increased 6.8 percent to $1.10, up 9.7 percent on a constant currency basis, compared with the same quarter a year ago.

Sales in the first quarter were $28.5 billion, a decrease of 1.8 percent from the year-ago quarter, and an increase of 1.1 percent on a constant currency basis.

GAAP operating income in the first quarter was $1.4 billion, a decrease of 1.4 percent from the same quarter a year ago. Adjusted operating income in the first quarter was $1.7 billion, an increase of 0.4 percent from the same quarter a year ago, and an increase of 2.8 percent on a constant currency basis.

GAAP net cash provided by operating activities was $525 million and free cash flow was $147 million in the first quarter.

Rite Aid Acquisition

Walgreens Boots Alliance is actively engaged in discussions with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding its pending acquisition of Rite Aid Corporation, which was announced 27 October 2015. The company is working toward a close of the acquisition in the early part of this calendar year. The transaction is subject to the expiration or termination of applicable waiting periods under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and other customary closing conditions.

As announced 20 December 2016, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Rite Aid have entered into an agreement to sell 865 Rite Aid stores and certain assets related to store operations to Fred’s, Inc. for $950 million in an all-cash transaction. The divestiture transaction is subject to FTC approval, the approval and completion of the pending acquisition of Rite Aid by Walgreens Boots Alliance and other customary closing conditions.

Taking into account the expected divestitures, Walgreens Boots Alliance continues to expect that the acquisition will be accretive to its adjusted diluted net earnings per share in the first full year after closing of the transaction. The company also continues to expect that it will realize synergies from the acquisition in excess of $1 billion, to be fully realized within three to four years of closing of the merger. These synergies have been updated where practicable and, as previously disclosed, are expected to be derived primarily from procurement, cost savings and other operational matters.

Company Outlook

The company raised the lower end of its guidance for fiscal year 2017 by 5 cents per share and now anticipates adjusted diluted net earnings per share of $4.90 to $5.20.

This guidance assumes accretion of $0.05 to $0.12 from Rite Aid and is based on the above disclosure regarding expected store divestitures and timing of closing. Additionally, this guidance assumes current exchange rates for the rest of the fiscal year and continuation of its normal anti-dilutive share buyback program.

First Quarter Business Division Highlights

Retail Pharmacy USA:

Retail Pharmacy USA had first quarter sales of $20.7 billion, an increase of 1.4 percent over the year-ago quarter. Sales in comparable stores increased 1.1 percent compared with the same quarter a year ago.

Pharmacy sales, which accounted for 69.1 percent of the division’s sales in the quarter, increased 2.5 percent compared with the year-ago quarter. Comparable pharmacy sales increased 2.0 percent. The division filled 237.6 million prescriptions (including immunizations) adjusted to 30-day equivalents in the quarter, an increase of 3.0 percent over the year-ago quarter. Prescriptions filled in comparable stores increased 3.4 percent compared with the same quarter a year ago, primarily due to continued growth in Medicare Part D volume. The division’s retail prescription market share on a 30-day adjusted basis in the first quarter increased approximately 40 basis points over the year-ago quarter to 19.5 percent, as reported by IMS Health. Growth in comparable sales resulted from increased pharmacy volume and brand inflation, partially offset by reimbursement pressure and the impact of generics.

Retail sales decreased 0.9 percent in the first quarter compared with the year-ago period, which includes the impact of the previously announced closure of certain e-commerce operations. Comparable retail sales were down 0.5 percent in the quarter, due to declines in the consumables and general merchandise category and in the personal care category, partially offset by increases in the health and wellness category and beauty category. Since the end of the first quarter, the company has completed the first phase of the rollout of its new, differentiated beauty offering in more than 1,800 stores.

GAAP gross profit decreased 0.1 percent from the year-ago quarter. Adjusted gross profit increased 0.1 percent from the year-ago quarter.

GAAP first quarter selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) as a percentage of sales decreased 0.7 percentage point compared with the year-ago quarter, a decrease of 0.5 percentage point on an adjusted basis. These results demonstrate continuing benefits from the company’s previously announced $1.5 billion cost transformation program.

GAAP operating income in the first quarter increased 7.5 percent from the year-ago quarter to $1.1 billion. Adjusted operating income in the first quarter increased 3.7 percent from the year-ago quarter to $1.3 billion.

Retail Pharmacy International:

Retail Pharmacy International had first quarter sales of $3.0 billion, a decrease of 14.4 percent from the year-ago quarter due to the negative impact of currency translation. Sales increased 0.5 percent on a constant currency basis.

On a constant currency basis, comparable store sales decreased 0.1 percent compared with the year-ago quarter. Comparable pharmacy sales decreased 0.5 percent on a constant currency basis, primarily due to a reduction in government pharmacy funding in the UK, which was partially offset by growth in other international markets. Comparable retail sales increased 0.2 percent on a constant currency basis, reflecting growth in all countries except Chile and Mexico.

GAAP gross profit decreased 17.4 percent compared with the same quarter a year ago, largely due to currency translation. On a constant currency basis, adjusted gross profit decreased 2.7 percent, primarily due to lower margins in the UK.

GAAP SG&A as a percentage of sales increased 1.1 percentage points, primarily reflecting higher depreciation compared with the year-ago quarter. Adjusted SG&A as a percentage of sales, on a constant currency basis, increased by 0.7 percentage point.

GAAP operating income in the first quarter decreased 39.7 percent from the year-ago quarter to $182 million, while adjusted operating income decreased 32.4 percent to $213 million, down 21.6 percent on a constant currency basis.

Pharmaceutical Wholesale:

Pharmaceutical Wholesale had first quarter sales of $5.4 billion, a decrease of 6.5 percent from the year-ago quarter. On a constant currency basis, comparable sales increased 4.7 percent, which was slightly ahead of the company’s estimate of market growth weighted on the basis of country wholesale sales.

GAAP operating income in the first quarter was $160 million, which included $17 million from the company’s equity earnings in AmerisourceBergen Corporation, compared with $143 million in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted operating income increased 34.9 percent to $224 million, up 45.2 percent on a constant currency basis. Excluding $58 million in adjusted equity earnings from AmerisourceBergen, adjusted operating income was up 10.2 percent on a constant currency basis, with cost benefits outweighing margin pressures.

Conference Call

Walgreens Boots Alliance will hold a one-hour conference call to discuss the first quarter results beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time today, 5 January 2017. The conference call will be simulcast through the Walgreens Boots Alliance investor relations website at: http://investor.walgreensbootsalliance.com. A replay of the conference call will be archived on the website for 12 months after the call.

The replay also will be available from 11:30 a.m. Eastern time, 5 January 2017 through 12 January 2017, by calling +1 855 859 2056 within the USA and Canada, or +1 404 537 3406 outside the USA and Canada, using replay code 30360241.

1 Please see the “Supplemental Information (Unaudited) Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release for more detailed information regarding non-GAAP financial measures.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: All statements in this release that are not historical including, without limitation, those regarding estimates of and goals for future financial and operating performance (including those under “Company Outlook” above), the expected execution and effect of our business strategies, our cost-savings and growth initiatives and restructuring activities and the amounts and timing of their expected impact, and our pending agreement with Rite Aid and the transactions contemplated thereby and their possible effects, are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, known or unknown, that could cause actual results to vary materially from those indicated or anticipated, including, but not limited to, those relating to the impact of private and public third-party payers’ efforts to reduce prescription drug reimbursements, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, the timing and magnitude of the impact of branded to generic drug conversions and changes in generic drug prices, our ability to realize synergies and achieve financial, tax and operating results in the amounts and at the times anticipated, supply arrangements including our commercial agreement with AmerisourceBergen, the arrangements and transactions contemplated by our framework agreement with AmerisourceBergen and their possible effects, the risks associated with the company’s equity method investment in AmerisourceBergen, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination, cross-termination or modification of any of our contractual obligations, the amount of costs, fees, expenses and charges incurred in connection with strategic transactions, whether the costs associated with restructuring activities will exceed estimates, our ability to realize expected savings and benefits from cost-savings initiatives, restructuring activities and acquisitions in the amounts and at the times anticipated, the timing and amount of any impairment or other charges, the timing and severity of cough, cold and flu season, changes in management’s assumptions, the risks associated with governance and control matters, the ability to retain key personnel, changes in economic and business conditions generally or in particular markets in which we participate, changes in financial markets and interest rates, the risks associated with international business operations, including the risks associated with the proposed withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the risk of unexpected costs, liabilities or delays, changes in vendor, customer and payer relationships and terms, including changes in network participation and reimbursement terms, risks of inflation in the cost of goods, risks associated with the operation and growth of our customer loyalty programs, competition, risks associated with new business areas and activities, risks associated with acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic investments, including those relating to our ability to satisfy the closing conditions and consummate the pending acquisition of Rite Aid and related matters (including the pending divestiture transaction to sell certain Rite Aid stores and assets to Fred’s, Inc.) on a timely basis or at all, the risks associated with the integration of complex businesses, outcomes of legal and regulatory matters, including with respect to regulatory review and actions in connection with the pending acquisition of Rite Aid and related matters, and changes in legislation, regulations or interpretations thereof. These and other risks, assumptions and uncertainties are described in Item 1A (Risk Factors) of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended 31 August 2016, which is incorporated herein by reference, and in other documents that we file or furnish with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Except to the extent required by law, we do not undertake, and expressly disclaim, any duty or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

Please refer to the supplemental information presented below for reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures used in this release to the most comparable GAAP financial measure and related disclosures.

Notes to Editors:

About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 400,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has over 13,200* stores in 11* countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 390* distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

The company’s portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory.

In October 2016 Walgreens Boots Alliance received the United Nations Foundation Global Leadership Award for its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.

* As of 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.

** For 12 months ending 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.

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Investor Relations:
Gerald Gradwell and Ashish Kohli
+1 847 315 2922

Source: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Louis Vuitton launches its Spring-Summer 2017 collection “Series 6” campaign

Louis Vuitton launches its Spring-Summer 2017 collection “Series 6” campaign

Paris, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — “Series 6”, the new campaign for the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2017 collection, is set on the storied banks of the Seine. Shot by Bruce Weber, Louis Vuitton muses and favorite faces become modern inspirations for a reimagined Paris.

The new Louis Vuitton ad campaign for its Spring-Summer 2017 collection unfolds like a promenade through a romanticized Paris. Shot by celebrated photographer Bruce Weber, “Series 6” pays tribute to the City of Light.

He selected Ile Saint-Louis to photograph some of Louis Vuitton Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière’s favorite heroines. Michelle Williams, Jennifer Connelly, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sasha Lane and others become modern inspirations, channeling the muses who sparked the creativity of writers, poets and painters. The powerful silhouettes contrast with the timeless tranquility of the Seine. The season’s handbags play starring roles too alongside these strong personalities.

“Paris is the soul of this collection, with its Right Bank / Left Bank duality,” says Nicolas Ghesquière. “The city is nourished by all artistic influences, and I wanted to pay tribute to this cultivated, intellectual, original and free-spirited Parisienne.”


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH


Arita partners with Guerlain to celebrate its 400 years with limited edition of the iconic Mitsouko bottle

Arita partners with Guerlain to celebrate its 400 years with limited edition of the iconic Mitsouko bottle


Paris, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Guerlain’s unique perfume-making savoir-faire meets the artisanal excellence of Arita Porcelain Lab in a stunning interpretation of the iconic Mitsouko perfume bottle. Crafted entirely by hand using traditional techniques, the bottle is decorated with symbols of good fortune, melding tradition and modernity.

Tradition and renewal come together to celebrate Mitsouko, the mythic perfume whose name means “mystery” in Japanese. Composed in 1919 by Jacques Guerlain, Mitsouko is known as “a masterpiece of balance”. The fragrance has remained as exceptional as ever over the years, emblematic of the timeless appeal that characterizes the chypre fragrance family.

World-renowned for its delicately ornate pieces, Arita is celebrating 400 years of ceramic creation this year by combining its savoir-faire with that of Maison Guerlain. To mark this anniversary, the Arita Porcelain Lab has designed a limited edition of the iconic Mitsouko bottle, crafted entirely by hand using traditional techniques that have been passed down over generations.

A flagship of Japan’s ceramic industry, the Arita workshop has decorated the Mitsouko bottle with auspicious symbols. They include the rising sun – traditionally equated with “clear skies” and good fortune – the paulownia to represent elegance, a plum tree, symbolizing life, the peony to ward off negative energy, and the chrysanthemum, representing longevity.

This collaboration between the perfumer and porcelain artisan is featured in an exhibition at the Guerlain boutique on the Champs Élysées, showcasing both the Mitsouko bottle and emblematic pieces from the Japanese porcelain workshop.


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH


La campaña Estrellas Solidarias de EROSKI supera los 100.000 euros recaudados

La campaña Estrellas Solidarias de EROSKI supera los 100.000 euros recaudados


  • EROSKI ha organizado esta campaña en colaboración con el Comité Vasco de ACNUR, la Fundación Amigos de los Mayores y el Comité Español de UNICEF
  • Durante toda la campaña de Navidad, los consumidores han podido adquirir adornos solidarios en forma de estrella al precio simbólico de un euro

ELORRIO,España, 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — La campaña Estrellas Solidarias de EROSKI ha superado los 100.000 euros de recaudación. EROSKI ha organizado esta campaña en colaboración con el Comité Vasco de ACNUR (la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados), la Fundación Amigos de los Mayores y el Comité Español de UNICEF (Agencia de la ONU para la Infancia). Desde su puesta en marcha el pasado 10 de noviembre, los consumidores han podido adquirir adornos solidarios en forma de estrella al precio simbólico de un euro.

La campaña Estrellas Solidarias está inspirada en la tradición de una trabajadora de EROSKI de escribir sobre las decoraciones navideñas las mejores experiencias vividas durante ese año.

Este año la cooperativa ha ampliado a tres las causas beneficiarias de su campaña solidaria navideña. Los propios Socios Cliente de EROSKI han decidido estas causas mediante una votación online en la web www.eroski.es en la que participaron más de 10.000 consumidores. Las causas ganadoras de este proceso han sido la ayuda a la infancia que se canalizará a través del Comité Español de UNICEF, la mejora en la calidad de vida de nuestros mayores a través de la labor de acompañamiento que realiza la Fundación Amigos de los Mayores y la protección y asistencia a los refugiados que realiza ACNUR.

“Los clientes se han volcado una vez más y demostrado un alto grado de solidaridad. Desde EROSKI, por nuestra parte, hemos aportado cinco céntimos adicionales por cada producto de la marca EROSKI SeleQtia vendido en el mes de diciembre, al importe de los beneficios que ha generado la compra de la estrella por los clientes”, ha señalado el director de Responsabilidad Social de EROSKI, Alejandro Martínez Berriochoa.

“Desde ACNUR destinaremos los fondos recaudados a proporcionar refugio y productos de primera necesidad a las familias iraquíes que huyen de la ofensiva militar en Mosul (Irak)”, ha señalado el responsable de campañas del Comité vasco de ACNUR, Álvaro Pelayo.

La Fundación Amigos de los Mayores, por su parte, destinará los fondos proporcionados por esta campaña de EROSKI al proyecto de acompañamiento afectivo a personas mayores solas. “Con esta ayuda Amigos de los Mayores fortalecerá sus programas de acompañamientos domiciliarios, acompañamientos puntuales a las citas médicas y acompañamientos individuales y grupales en residencias. Además, Amigos de los Mayores organizará actividades de ocio inclusivo con el fin de ampliar la red social de las personas mayores, con actividades como encuentros en los barrios, vacaciones adaptadas en verano, visitas culturales, salidas de un día y organización de fiestas tradicionales y eventos, durante todo el 2017”, ha explicado María Aristizábal, miembro del Patronato de la Fundación Amigos de los Mayores.

“Desde UNICEF Comité Español, agradecemos el apoyo que nos dan empresas aliadas, como EROSKI, por su respuesta inmediata y comprometida con los derechos de la infancia. Los fondos recaudados con esta iniciativa irán destinados a apoyar a los millones de niños y niñas que viven en contextos de emergencias, y se podrán convertir en acceso a agua potable y saneamiento, salud, nutrición, protección y educación”, ha señalado la coordinadora de UNICEF País Vasco, Elsa Fuente.

Estrella solidaria diseñada y fabricada por GUREAK MARKETING

La estrella solidaria de este año ha sido diseñada y fabricada por GUREAK MARKETING, empresa focalizada en generar oportunidades laborales para personas con discapacidad. “Es por ello que podemos decir que es doblemente solidaria, además de por el destino de los fondos que recauda, también por la forma en que se ha fabricado”, ha explicado el director de Responsabilidad Social de EROSKI.


La transformación social a través de la actividad empresarial es uno de los fines cooperativos. EROSKI, como cooperativa de consumo, es un proyecto colectivo volcado al consumidor y a la sociedad. Por ello, desarrolla sus actividades de compromiso social en cuatro ámbitos que definen su responsabilidad social: la promoción de una alimentación saludable, la información al consumidor, la sostenibilidad medioambiental y la solidaridad.

Sobre el Comité español de ACNUR

El Comité español de ACNUR recauda fondos para atender las necesidades de las personas refugiadas y desplazadas más vulnerables, apoyando los programas de ayuda humanitaria de ACNUR (nutrición, atención médica, agua potable y saneamiento, educación, refugio e infraestructuras básicas, asistencia legal y protección internacional, etc).

Sobre Amigos de los Mayores

Amigos de los mayores es una organización que tiene por objetivo mejorar la calidad de vida de las personas mayores con recursos limitados y en situación de aislamiento y/o soledad a través de la acción de voluntarias y voluntarios cualificados.


UNICEF promueve los derechos y el bienestar de todos los niños y niñas. Junto a sus aliados, trabaja en 190 países y territorios para transformar este compromiso en acciones prácticas, centrando especialmente sus esfuerzos en llegar a los niños y niñas más vulnerables y excluidos, para el beneficio de toda la infancia en todas partes.

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

Source: Eroski


Belk calls on Southern designers for its fifth annual Southern Designer Showcase

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fashion designers who have a deep connection to the South and want to showcase Modern. Southern. Style. can have their clothes and accessories sold at Belk and on belk.com in spring 2018 if they’re selected as winners in Belk’s fifth annual Southern Designer Showcase. Charlotte-based Belk is seeking Southern designers of women’s apparel, men’s apparel, kid’s apparel, shoes and women’s accessories to add to its existing collection of brands.

Applicants can visit belk.com/southerndesigner to submit their applications starting today through April 30, 2017. Designers must be 18 or older and currently live in the South or have a strong connection to the region. A panel of Belk executives will select a group of finalists by May 15, 2017, and invite them to present their designs at Belk headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, on June 29, 2017.

“We are looking for designers who truly understand Modern. Southern. Style. and can make it come to life in their designs,” said Cynthia Washburn-Nester, Belk’s vice president of trend merchandising and fashion direction. “We are proud that every year our Southern Designer Showcase gives a new group of emerging fashion designers the opportunity to design collections that our Belk customers can embrace.”

The 2017 Southern Designer Showcase winners will be announced immediately following the finalist’s presentations on June 29. Along with a cash prize, they will have their collections sold in select Belk stores and on belk.com in spring 2018.

About Belk, Inc.
Belk, Inc., a private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., is the home of Modern. Southern. Style. located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence. Belk is a portfolio company of Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm based in New York. Belk and www.belk.com offer a wide assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home.

Belk offers many ways to connect via digital and social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Google Plus, and provides exclusive offers, fashion updates, sales notifications and coupons via email or mobile phone text messages. Customers can also download the latest Belk mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone or Android.

Jessica Graham

Stacey McCray

SOURCE: Belk, Inc.