New data reveals consumer concerns about credit card fraud

McLean, VA, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Compromised credit cards and associated data breaches continue to dominate the headlines. In fact, over the past two years (2014-2016), data breaches worldwide rose 46 percent from the year prior (2013), according to creditcard.com.

New data from the Capital One Rewards Card Outlook underscores consumer concerns about this alarming rise in card-related fraud. More than 40 percent (42.3%) of respondents said superior fraud protection was the top or second most important feature when considering a new rewards card in 2017.

According to the Rewards Card Outlook:

–          Nearly 40 percent (39.8%) of rewards card holders would rather keep their cards in a mobile wallet. Millennials are even more eager to adopt this technology (58%).

–          Digital wallets are of particular importance since 39 percent of survey respondents thought they lost or misplaced their credit card this past year.

–          Nearly 13 percent (12.9%) actually lost their credit card in 2016 and nearly 25 percent (24.1%) had to get a new credit card issued due to fraudulent activity.

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The ‘Graphic Rooms’: Prada presents an evolution of the ‘modular design’ project

Milan, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the occasion of London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks, Prada presents the ‘Graphic Rooms’, an evolution of the ‘modular design’ project which was inaugurated last December in the Harrods and Monte-Carlo stores. This is a system of continuously updated interchangeable elements placed in the shop when introducing new products.

The Prada stores in London Old Bond Street, Milan Monte Napoleone and Paris Avenue Montaigne offer unique and original settings, inspired this time by the theme of traditional Chinese screens.

A painting, taken from an original Chinese screen from the 18th century, has been reinterpreted in a contemporary way and with colour schemes representative of the brand: black and white with touches of green for the background landscape; floral designs highlighted by the use of white and turquoise with a stencil technique. The graphic motif is then completed by a contrasting abstract theme: a group of clouds in shades of pink and smoke ‘contaminate’ the traditional landscape until they reach the ceiling, transforming it into a starry sky.

A new atmosphere which envelopes the customer in an intimate and feminine space.

For further information:
Prada Press Office
Tel. +39.02.541921
e-mail: ufficio.stampa@prada.com

Source: Prada

UNIQLO to make debut in Spain with the opening of its first store in Barcelona in autumn 2017

UNIQLO to make debut in Spain with the opening of its first store in Barcelona in autumn 2017

 

Berlin, Germany, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO, the Japanese global casual apparel retailer, today (2017.02.14) announces that it will launch in Spain with the opening of its first store in Barcelona in autumn 2017. Located on the Paseo de Gracia, one of the city’s most prestigious shopping streets, the store will feature a total sales floor of 1,730 square meters across four levels. UNIQLO will offer a full lineup of innovative, functional and high-quality apparel, developed under the brand’s LifeWear concept, with ranges of men’s and women’s items.

“Entering Spain is an important milestone in the expanding global business of UNIQLO, and we are very excited to launch in Barcelona,” said Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President & CEO, Fast Retailing. “As a city that embraces design, innovation and creativity in everyday life, Barcelona is the perfect location to introduce our unique LifeWear concept – innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort, and made for everyone.”

Since the opening of its first store in Japan in 1984, UNIQLO has built a network of more than 1,800 stores across 18 markets. With the launch of UNIQLO’s first store in Barcelona, Spain will become the 19th global market for the company and the sixth market in Europe. Following UNIQLO store debuts in the UK (2001), France (2007), Russia (2010), Germany (2014) and Belgium (2015), UNIQLO currently operates a total of 45 stores across the five markets in Europe.

More details, including confirmed opening date, will be announced soon.
UNIQLO Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Store

■ Store overview

Store name : UNIQLO Barcelona Paseo de Gracia Store (Tentative name)
Address : Paseo de Gracia 18, Barcelona, Spain
Sales floor : Approx. 1,730 square meters
Levels : Four floors
Open timing : Autumn 2017

Source: Fast Retailing

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DEICHMANN gives a glimpse of shoe must-haves this spring/summer 2017

Essen/Hochheim, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ —

Ladies

Even if it doesn’t feel like it, next summer is never very far away. And of course DEICHMANN is always ahead of the crowd in knowing which shoes we’ll be wearing in the coming season.

This time it will be comfortable wedges, summery espadrilles, light-as-a-feather sneakers or boho-style sandals. And on cooler days, we’ll be playing it safe with ankle boots in a suede-look or with floral prints. Whether with jeans or a summer dress, you’ll always look the part in this combination.

Metallic and glitter appliqués for sneakers and espadrilles will continue to be a big trend. Thick soles are also still very much in and they’re not only comfortable to walk on, but are also upping the style factor. Block heels, elegant stilettos and denim-look models are additional highlights to look forward to. Unusual add-ons like pom-poms or tassels, soft upper materials, prints and jute and woven looks impart an individual touch.

Hip eyecatchers – ladies’ sandals

A handcrafted look with cork, wood, painted patterns or visible seams is once again referencing the hippie chic look this summer. And this is a style that’s also making itself felt on flat sandals: bright colours, as well as lots of beading and embroidery form the basis of these open, bohemian-style shoes. As the counterpart to the more exciting models, comfortable cork mules have been added to the mix and are being given a feminine touch with high-quality surfaces like patent leather, metallic or crocodile looks and elegant buckles.

Adding the glamour factor this summer are mainly large-format flower prints in pastel tones, as well as rhinestone and bead decorations. Delicate sandals are best combined with light, airy summer outfits – for weddings, laid-back garden parties or even a stroll through the city.

Not just for the beach: espadrilles

Comfortable espadrilles in soft, natural-coloured tones are the must-have footwear item for city trips. Thanks to the closed design of the shoe, your feet are protected but will remain cool enough in the summer temperatures. Thin nubuck leather makes these slip-ons as light as a feather and therefore comfy companions all day long. If you prefer a more eye-catching look, you can opt for the lace-look styles with floral appliqués, beads or sequins, with models in the trendy metallic look offering the perfect alternative.

Ladies’ sneakers: minimalistic, eye-catching, sporty or feminine

The sneaker hype is giving rise to the most varied models: in a retro look, futuristic with metallic details or chunky with with kiltie fringing. The classic white sneaker, the icon of minimalism, is being redefined by thick soles and soft shapes. Higher mesh shafts, which envelop the foot like a second skin, offer particular wearing comfort. But the fact that everything now revolves around unusual and exciting sole designs is also being proven by a very special creation: sneakers with LEDs integrated into the soles sparkle in competition with the city lights on long nights out on the town.

Bonjour casualness – ladies’ ankle boots

On cooler days, booties and ankle boots make a welcome change – the designs, mainly in muted earthy tones, are given the perfect finishing touches with floral perforated patterning, cuffs or studs. Patent leather Chelsea boots, in black or white, look great when teamed with loose-fit trousers.

5th Avenue: vintage charm

Old classics are being reinterpreted this summer: retro styles for sneakers, thick block heels on sandals, loafers and, above all, mules. Thanks to their fashionable colours and small added details, they are set to become a real must-have trend item. With their suede surfaces, slip-ons are becoming a fashionable all-rounder and undergoing a glam makeover with shiny details and summery colours. Italian flair is contributed by simple slip-ons, which in premium-quality smooth leather and an elegant silver buckle, are sure to liven up any outfit.

Easy-going with mules

Forgotten classics with 70s charm are experiencing a revival this year. With a rustic block heel or as a minimalist eye-catcher in black and grey tones – high fashion has never been so laid-back.

Accessories

The carefree air of summer is reflected in the light and airy designs of the new, summery scarves. Pastels, understated patterns and lightweight, fine fabrics make these scarves the perfect accessory for balmy summer days. Fringing and small tassels add that certain something, while variations in neon or animal print add the perfecting finishing touch to any plain and simple outfit.

Multifunctionality is the buzzword for the bags this summer. Numerous compartments both inside and outside, which can be closed with zips or sleek magnetic fasteners, provide plenty of space, making these latest bag models a reliable companion for every occasion.

New and very much on-trend are the denim bags, which, with their extravagant patchwork style, have what it takes to become real all-rounders. Another highlight are used-look shoppers and clutches, which with their roughened surfaces can be combined with either elegant, sporty or minimal outfits. Natural colours or delicate rosé tones, also in a metallic look, are defining the colour palettes of these trendy accessories. A wide selection of boho-style pouch bags boasting brightly coloured tassels, fringing or embroideries, will get all festival fans in the mood for the upcoming summer festival season. But clean designs with solid bases in different sizes, as well as box-shaped clutches with understated adornments like studs and metallic appliqués, are also waiting to be carried on more elegant occasions.

Men: wearing comfort with the style factor

Thick white soles are still the highlight of the shoe world: whether robust canvas slip-ons, leather sneakers or classic lace-ups, these soles provide a summery nonchalance to our shoes and ensure a clean, sleek look. Solid trekking sandals support their wearer during all summer activities and are distinguished by their particularly masculine design. Black leather sneakers with white soles and lightweight, sporty models in loud colours with a speckled sole offer wearing comfort with the style factor. Thanks to the elasticated strap inserts, the shoe perfectly adapts to the shape of the foot, guaranteeing optimum stability. Another highlight the men can look forward to is brightly coloured LED soles that will be turning heads left, right and centre.

Modern, yet classic

The new models for the business man are sophisticated yet still sleek. Produced using high-quality, ‘made in Italy’ leather, the men will be well-dressed from head to toe this season. The elegant men’s shoes are standing out from the crowd with out-of-the-ordinary surface designs: light perforations, roughened, retro-style leather or crocodile-look surfaces. And as far as colour is concerned, black is still the new black.

Kids – seaside sweet shop

The most important colour themes of the children’s shoes for the spring/summer 2017 season are reminiscent of a seaside sweet shop. Girls can look forward to a choice of delicate marshmallow hues like rosé, lilac, turquoise and mint. Meanwhile the boys will have their pick of ocean-themed hues: azure, aqua, turquoise and pigeon blue. And they will both be combining these looks with white and light grey, especially when it comes to the soles. The trend for material mixes of smooth leather, suede and nubuck or leather looks – combined with prints and patches – is set to continue. Playful millefleur prints, heart and flower appliqués and metallic elements are also making an appearance in the girl’s collection. And lettering is jazzing up the boys’ models. This coming season they will both be loving sneakers – from low-cut to high-top, equipped with handy Velcro straps – as well as robust sandals with sturdy soles. And for little ladies, ballerinas with and without an instep strap are also a must-have footwear choice.

DEICHMANN SE, which has its headquarters in Essen, Germany, was founded in 1913 and is still 100% owned by the founding family. The company is a market leader in the European retail shoe trade and employs over 37,300 people worldwide. Branches are operated under the name of DEICHMANN in Germany, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom. In addition, the Group is represented in Switzerland (Dosenbach/Ochsner/Ochsner Sport), the Netherlands (vanHaren), and the USA (Rack Room Shoes/Off Broadway). In Germany, Roland SE is also part of the corporate group. The company is represented in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with MyShoes SE.

Agency Contact:
Melanie Oosterhof
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 961 602 013
E-Mail: melanie.oosterhof@welovepr.de

Company Contact:
Fashion & Product PR
Katharina Martin
Tel.: +49 (0)201 8676 964
E-Mail: katharina_martin@deichmann.com

Source: DEICHMANN SE

Al Meera supported various competitions and events held during Qatar’s 6th National Sport Day

Al Meera supported various competitions and events held during Qatar’s 6th National Sport Day

 

QATAR, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stemming from its belief that a healthy mind lies in a healthy body, as well as from its keenness on spreading the culture of sports among the various segments of society, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) celebrated Qatar’s 6th National Sport Day (NSD) by supporting various competitions and events held at the Katara Cultural Village.

Al Meera’s role in the 2017 National Sport Day activities revolved around offering sports enthusiasts and participants of the event fresh fruits and water at different locations throughout Katara.

Alongside Al Meera, Katara Cultural Village offered its visitors an exhilarating open-air atmosphere for the National Sports Day, along with a diverse selection of events and sport activities on the beach front, which stemmed from the collaboration with more than 60 private and governmental entities, including the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), the Community College of Qatar (CCQ), and Qatar University (QU) – with the support of the Internal Security Force (Lekhwiya).

The program featured sport booths presented by QU coaches, faculty and students and a health booth and healthy nutrition corner, through which visitors were briefed on the importance of daily exercise in leading happy and healthy lives. Moreover, the NSD program hosted physical fitness and sports training sessions, beach soccer and beach volleyball championships, and a paragliding show performed by the QU Air Sports Club.

The NSD celebration witnessed the active participation of Al Meera’s energetic workforce, who helped create a memorable experience for the participants, in the true spirit of National Sports Day’s call for claiming back one’s zest for an active life.

Al Meera also supported Make A Difference’s (M.A.D) Triathlon’s inaugural event – Katara Aquathlon 2017, with fruits, snacks and water, of which the event offered sports fanatics a fun, friendly and unique ‘swim & run’ experience while racing for the first time within the charming views of Katara Cultural Village, with a route epitomizing the Qatari culture and traditional architecture. The event was supported by Qatar Cycling and Triathlon Federation, and registration was free for all.

M.A.D is a community based group of individuals that promote sports by means of triathlon. As a club, it supports the vision of Qatar National Vision 2030 to increase community participation in sports and physical activity to increase sports talent development.

Al Meera’s active participation in the celebration came as part of its ongoing efforts to create a positive social impact in the community, while reaffirming the Company’s support of sports activities that carry humanitarian messages, as part of the overarching Qatar National Vision 2030 and its focus on human development as the main pillar of the country’s progress and prosperity.

Contact:

Tel: 40119111/40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera

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eBay ranked number six in the Internet Services and Retailing sector at Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” List

eBay ranked number six in the Internet Services and Retailing sector at Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” List

 

The annual roundup evaluates a number of attributes including use of corporate assets and social responsibility.

San Jose, California, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay remains one of the world’s most admired companies, according to Fortune Magazine. This year, the global business publication’s prestigious list ranks eBay at number six in the Internet Services and Retailing sector, which also includes Alphabet and Facebook.

We are proud to be on the list again.

Fortune – which runs the feature annually as “the definitive report card on corporate reputation” — ranked us on attributes ranging from social responsibility  to quality of management and use of corporate assets. Click here for the full report.

Fortune collaborates on its list with survey partners at Korn Ferry Hay Group. They started with approximately 1,500 companies in this year’s ranking. In determining winners across industries, Korn Ferry Hay Group asked 3,800 executives, directors, and analysts to rate companies that they most admire.

Contact:

Tel: (408) 376-7400

United States: press@ebay.com
Canada: canada.press@ebay.com

Source: eBay

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Asda stores launches a new affordable sparkling wine Progrigio — a mix of Prosecco and Pinot Grigio

Asda stores launches a new affordable sparkling wine Progrigio — a mix of Prosecco and Pinot Grigio

 

Supermarket launches ‘Progrigio’ – a mix of Prosecco and Pinot Grigio – in wake of Prosecco price hikes

LEEDS, England, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new ‘pro’ wine is set to take the supermarket aisles by storm as consumers thirsty for fizz will have the chance to buy ‘Progrigio’ – a mix of Prosecco and Pinot Grigio – in Asda stores from this week.

Made by blending the Prosecco glera grape with Pinot Grigio, the Progrigio wine offers an answer to Prosecco fans, who have been left in dismay after warnings this week that Prosecco prices could rise by nine per cent (59p per bottle).

The UK Wine and Spirit Trade Association made the predictions due to a weaker pound, higher inflation and potential alcohol duty increases, meaning the cost of Britain’s favourite fizz is predicted to rise.

Thanks to the popularity of Prosecco the sparkling wine sector in the UK is now worth over £604.4m and Asda has seen sales rise by 33 per cent over the past two years. But as global demand for Prosecco increases and is only set to continue, Brits will inevitably feel the impact of rising costs from suppliers.

Priced at £5, the new Asda sparkling wine tastes just like Prosecco but at a lower price point, ensuring Brits will still be clinking glasses with an affordable fizz.

Crisp, fresh and delicately floral, the fruity aromas of Progrigio are balanced by its dry profile that offers a hint of sweetness at the finish. Designed to be served in a flute glass, the versatility of Progrigio also means it’s suitable as the base to a sparkling cocktail.

Ed Betts, Asda wine buying manager comments: “We always strive to keep prices as low as possible without compromising on quality and we believe Progrigio is the ideal affordable sparkling wine alternative.”

“We want to protect the demand for sparkling wine by offering customers more choice, and by moving slightly away from the Prosecco region we have discovered a great example of quality fizz at an everyday price.”

Progrigio is available in Asda now priced at £5 a 75cl bottle and has an ABV of 11%.

Source: Asda

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Toys“R”Us® becomes the first retailer to bring Lightseekers to all of its stores nationwide

  • Line of Smart Figures, Trading Cards and More Available First at Toys“R”Us Stores Nationwide Starting, Saturday, July 1
  • Pre-sale to Begin Online at Toysrus.com on Monday, April 17

OAK BROOK, IL, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — TOMY International, the master toy licensee for Lightseekers, announced today (February 18, 2017) that the world’s leading dedicated toy retailer, Toys“R”Us®, will be the first brick-and-mortar retailer to bring Lightseekers smart figures, trading cards, accessories and more to all of its stores nationwide beginning Saturday, July 1. Pre-sale for the assortment will begin online at Toysrus.com starting on Monday, April 17.

Lightseekers, the critically-acclaimed action adventure role-playing game from PlayFusion, is far more than just a game; it’s the fusion of fantasy and reality powered by a proprietary technology platform. Integrating video games, smart action figures with artificial intelligence, augmented reality, interactive trading cards and more, Lightseekers creates the most ambitious transmedia entertainment platform ever envisioned. TOMY will manufacture, distribute and market the entire toy line.

“As the leading toy retailer with a history of supporting some of the most innovative products in the marketplace, we’re very pleased to partner with Toys“R”Us as our exclusive in-store retail launch partner for the Lightseekers toy line,” said Masayuki Nagatake, President and Chief Operating Officer of TOMY International. “We’ve worked with the team at PlayFusion for more than two years to develop a product offering that will disrupt the category and the toy industry as a whole, and are excited to see it on Toys“R”Us shelves this summer.”

Gamers need to be prepared for smart toys and connected play like never before! Lightseekers, a story-rich action adventure RPG (role playing game), built for mobile and tablet. The FusionCore, the high-tech, powerful mini-computer embedded within each action figure and the “brains” behind the smart connected toys, completely eliminates the need for cumbersome NFC portals, allowing the game to seamlessly connect to TOMY’s 7” collector-quality, articulated smart action figures. The characters’ unique attributes, accomplishments, social circle and lineage are stored on the FusionCore in perpetuity. In other words, the game automatically remembers the last character played, enabling on-the-go play without figures in the state that it was when it was last connected. Lightseekers melds together augmented reality trading cards, smart action figures, interchangeable accessories and more.

“We’ve worked with TOMY and PlayFusion to bring Lightseekers to market and see it as a truly unique player in the video game category,” said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us. “With six decades of toy industry experience behind us, we are constantly searching for new, innovative products to bring to our shelves and are excited to be the first brick-and-mortar retailer to bring this toy line to our customers, making Toys“R”Us the go-to destination for all Lightseekers fans.”

A crucial piece to the transmedia world is the interactive collectible trading card game, with 385+ cards at launch,that further enhances the Lightseekers universe. The digital game, the physical trading cards and figures can be enjoyed independently of one another, but when played together it creates an even more-enhanced game play. Each card, when scanned by the Lightseekers game, delivers immersive augmented reality experiences, rewards game players and unlocks powerful in-game abilities. In addition to cards, the Lightseekers game can reward players for interacting with almost anything—songs on the radio, shows on TV, movies, posters on the wall and much more. Beginning Saturday, July 1, gamers can also find signage at all Toys“R”Us stores across the country that will unlock in-game activities and rewards – providing players with the ultimate gaming experience.

Lightseekers also offers next level interchangeable accessories. Equipping a weapon or accessory onto an action figure will have an immediate effect in the game and vice versa, opening up new abilities and adventures. In addition, flight packs can be added to any hero, allowing players to magically control their in-game character by moving the toy.

“Two years ago, PlayFusion set out with a vision to create the future of transmedia entertainment. Today is the first time we’re providing the industry with an opportunity to experience our platform, and we’re delighted that industry leader Toys“R”Us, recognized the innovation and potential of Lightseekers, has come aboard as our retail partner,” said Mark Gerhard, CEO and Co-Founder of PlayFusion. “We’re thrilled to partner with toy industry icons like TOMY and Toys“R”Us to help bring our vision to life.”

About TOMY

TOMY International (www.tomy.com) is a leading global designer, producer and marketer of a broad range of innovative, high-quality toys sold to preschoolers, youths and adults under the TOMY® and Ertl® brands as well as products for parents, infants and toddlers marketed under the The First Years®, JJ Cole® Collections and Boon® brands. TOMY International also markets its products under popular licensed properties such as John Deere, Pokémon, Chuggington, Sonic the Hedgehog, Lamaze, Zootopia, Inside Out, Miles from Tomorrowland, The Good Dinosaur, Winnie the Pooh, Princesses, Cars, Fairies and Toy Story, and other well-known properties. TOMY International’s mission is to make the world smile. TOMY International reaches its target consumers through multiple channels of distribution supporting more than 25,000 retail outlets throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia. TOMY International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based TOMY Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code No. 7867). © TOMY

About Toys“R”Us

Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 885 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 795 international stores and over 259 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Toys“R”Us, Inc. is headquartered in Wayne, NJ, and has an annual workforce of approximately 62,000 employees worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Since 1992, the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund, a public charity affiliated with Toys“R”Us, Inc., has donated more than $125 million in grants to children’s charities. For more information, visit Toysrusinc.com or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter. Follow Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus and Facebook.com/Babiesrus and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus and Twitter.com/Babiesrus.

About PlayFusion

PlayFusion is an independent, employee-owned, game and technology developer with studios in the UK and USA that is pioneering the future of mixed media connected play. PlayFusion’s proprietary technology platform uniquely fuses video games, robotics, toys, and transmedia entertainment for game developers, toy manufacturers, and other content and brand owners. PlayFusion recently unveiled their new original IP Lightseekers coming in 2017 along with smart toys and trading cards from master toy licensee TOMY.

Contact:

Tel: 1 (973) 617-5900
Press@toysrus.com

Source: Toys“R”Us, Inc.

Meijer presented with 10 awards for its creative excellence in advertising at The 2017 American Advertising Awards

Meijer presented with 10 awards for its creative excellence in advertising at The 2017 American Advertising Awards

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The 2017 American Advertising (ADDY) Awards honored Meijer with 10 awards for its creative excellence in advertising, including Best in Show and Judge’s Choice. The American Advertising Federation (AdFed) West Michigan hosted the awards ceremony on Feb. 16.

Meijer was recognized for Beer Frontier, Mmmmeat Thanksgiving, more Meijer, and the holiday Twitter videos. The Meijer holiday commercial Do You See What I See won Best in Show and the Halloween Scary Candy scenes won Judge’s Choice. Both campaigns also won Gold in their respective categories.

“The work that our creative teams and agency partners produce on behalf of Meijer has been outstanding,” said Nicole Laughlin, Vice President of Brand Development and Marketing for Meijer. “We are thrilled to have our campaigns recognized by the industry; however, we are even prouder that the campaigns resonated so strongly with our customers. To us, our most important judge is the Meijer customer.”

“[Do You See What I See] did it right from start to finish,” said ADDY Awards judge Anthony Atwood about the Best in Show winner. “From the beautiful cinematography [and] the overall way it was shot to the way that the entire story unfolded. It was top notch.”

The ADDY Awards is the industry’s largest competition with over 40,000 entries showcasing the very best in each market. In the District 6 region, Meijer competed against submissions from Michigan, Indiana and Illinois.

In addition to being honored with Best in Show and Judge’s Choice, Meijer won the following awards:

  • Gold, Social Media Campaign – Halloween Scary Candy Scenes (Judge’s Choice)
  • Gold, Regional/National TV Commercial Campaign – Do You See What I See (Best in Show)
  • Silver, Microsite – Beer Frontier
  • Silver, Microsite – Mmmmeat Thanksgiving
  • Silver, Photography Campaign – Mmmmeat Thanksgiving
  • Bronze, Social Media Campaign – Holiday Twitter Videos
  • Bronze, Blog – Beer Frontier
  • Bronze, Regional/National TV Commercial Campaign – more Meijer

About Meijer:

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and  electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

Contact:

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

Source: Meijer

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$15,824 and 6,459 pounds of food donated to Food Bank of Central New York from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign

$15,824 and 6,459 pounds of food donated to Food Bank of Central New York from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign

 

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Bank of Central New York received the proceeds from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign, which included a donation of $15,824 and 6,459 pounds of food. Check Out Hunger raised more than $43,000 and more than 28 tons of food for 15 regional food banks and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

“A person may not always think they can help someone who is hungry, however one of the easiest ways is to participate in Check Out Hunger. By adding a small amount to their total bill, they help create wholesome meals for those in need,” said Kathleen Stress, Executive Director of the Food Bank of Central New York. “We are truly thankful that Price Chopper support this campaign and helps us to feed the hungry. They have been wonderful partners for more than two decades.”

From mid-November to mid-December, Check Out Hunger gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

Price Chopper/Market 32 matched donations up to $5,000.

“The start of the year is a tough time for food pantries that worked so hard to provide for those in need throughout the holiday season,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Check Out Hunger campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness that hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. Thankfully, our teammates and customers continue to generously answer the call to contribute and help their neighbors.”

Check Out Hunger is an annual giving program and was available at all 136 Price Choppers and Market 32s throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.) Other regional food banks/pantries that received donations included: Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY); Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY); Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Latham, NY); Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT); Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT); Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA); Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA); Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA); New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH); H&J Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA); Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA (Nazareth, PA); Vermont Foodbank (Brattleboro, VT); Webster-Dudley Food Share (Webster, MA); and Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA).

About The Golub Corporation:

Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 20,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Ashley Lonardelli
Price Chopper/Market 32
518-379-1983

Lynn Hy
Food Bank of Central New York
315-437-1899, ext. 247

Source: Price Chopper/Market 32

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New Hampshire Food Bank received $2,303 and 3,289 pounds of food from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign

CAPTION: Front row (L-R): Marie Walker, Ashlynn Moerloos, Marguerite Malloy, Lori Mangan, Renée Perrault, Lisa Smith Dean, Kim Case, Jon Singleton, Landis Donaghy, Stephan DeBuc; middle row (L-R): Michael Salinas, Meghan Kacmarcik, Connie Miville, Mystyna Yackel Shappy, Helen Costello, Tyson Derby, Bruce Wilson; and back row (L-R): Autumn LannonGoodwin, Debra Learnard, Nick Lamy, Jayson McCarter, Paul Morrison, John Montgomery, Fred Russell, Paul Barker, Alexis Dwyer, Eileen Groll Liponis, Rick Carter, Rick Chadbourne show their appreciation for Price Chopper/Market 32’s Check Out
Hunger campaign.

 

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — New Hampshire Food Bank received the proceeds from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign, which included a donation of $2,303 and 3,289 pounds of food. Check Out Hunger raised more than $43,000 and more than 28 tons of food for 15 regional food banks and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

“We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to once again partner with Price Chopper, and its Check Out Hunger Program,” said Eileen Groll Liponis, NH Food Bank Executive Director. “This donation will make a major impact on the lives of the hungry in our state, providing 7,347 meals to the 1 in 9 men, women and children in New Hampshire who don’t know where their next meal will come from.”

From mid-November to mid-December, Check Out Hunger gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

Price Chopper/Market 32 matched donations up to $5,000.

“The start of the year is a tough time for food pantries that worked so hard to provide for those in need throughout the holiday season,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Check Out Hunger campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness that hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. Thankfully, our teammates and customers continue to generously answer the call to contribute and help their neighbors.”

Check Out Hunger is an annual giving program and was available at all 136 Price Choppers and Market 32s throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.) Other regional food banks/pantries that received donations included: Food Bank of Central New York (Syracuse, NY); Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY); Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY); Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Latham, NY); Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT); Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT); Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA); Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA); Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA); H&J Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA); Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA (Nazareth, PA); Vermont Foodbank (Brattleboro, VT); Webster-Dudley Food Share (Webster, MA); and Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA).

About The Golub Corporation:

Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 20,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Ashley Lonardelli
Price Chopper/Market 32
518-379-1983

Nancy Mellit
NH Food Bank
603-669-9725, ext. 129

Source: Price Chopper/Market 32

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Price Chopper and Market 32’s annual giving program raised $8,100 and 4,058 pounds of food for The Vermont Foodbank

CAPTION: Vermont Foodbank staff and volunteers (from left to right) Jenny Brittenham-Jones, Sara Whitehair, Cassie Lindsay, Glennis Drew, Jason Maring, Renee Kievit-Kylar, Hanna Snyder, Doug Kievit-Kylar, Julie-Ann Graves, and John Sayles show their appreciation for Price Chopper/Market 32’s Check Out Hunger campaign.

 

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Vermont Foodbank received the proceeds from Price Chopper and Market 32’s 2016 Check Out Hunger campaign, which included a donation of $8,100 and 4,058 pounds of food. Check Out Hunger raised more than $43,000 and more than 28 tons of food for 15 regional food banks and pantries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

“We are fortunate to have great businesses like Price Chopper in our community helping ensure that all of our neighbors are fed,” said John Sayles, CEO of the Vermont Foodbank. “One in four Vermonters seeks help from the Vermont Foodbank network each year. Thanks for the help of Price Chopper’s Check Out hunger Program, we are better able to help get them the food they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives.”

From mid-November to mid-December, Check Out Hunger gave shoppers the opportunity to add a small monetary donation to their bill (bringing the total to the next whole dollar amount) through the Round Up Your Change program and/or purchase a set-price Food Package, a $5, $10 or $15 selection of pantry essentials.

Price Chopper/Market 32 matched donations up to $5,000.

hout the holiday season,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Check Out Hunger campaign helps to raise funds, food and awareness that hunger is a year-round issue for so many in our communities. Thankfully, our teammates and customers continue to generously answer the call to contribute and help their neighbors.”

Check Out Hunger is an annual giving program and was available at all 136 Price Choppers and Market 32s throughout the chain’s six state footprint (CT, MA, NH, PA and VT.) Other regional food banks/pantries that received donations included: Food Bank of Central New York (Syracuse, NY); Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Cornwall on Hudson, NY); Food Bank of the Southern Tier (Elmira, NY); Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (Latham, NY); Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT); Foodshare (Bloomfield, CT); Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (Hatfield, MA); Hopkinton Food Pantry (Hopkinton, MA); Marlborough Community Cupboard (Marlborough, MA); New Hampshire Food Bank (Manchester, NH); H&J Weinberg Food Bank (Wilkes-Barre, PA); Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast PA (Nazareth, PA); Webster-Dudley Food Share (Webster, MA); and Worcester County Food Bank (Shrewsbury, MA).

About The Golub Corporation:

Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 136 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 20,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Ashley Lonardelli
Price Chopper
518-379-1983

Nicole Whalen
VT Foodbank
802-477-4146

Source: Price Chopper

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Fortune magazine names CBRE Group a World’s Most Admired Company for the fifth consecutive year

Los Angeles, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today ( February 17, 2017) announced that Fortune magazine has named the company a World’s Most Admired Company in the real estate industry for the fifth consecutive year.

Fortune rates companies on attributes related to corporate performance. In 2017, CBRE scored particularly well on global competitiveness, quality of services and quality of management.

“Attaining Fortune’s Most Admired status for five years in a row speaks volumes about our people’s focus on excellence and creating great outcomes for our clients, day-in and day-out,” said Bob Sulentic, president and chief executive officer of CBRE.

Drawing from a base of some 1,500 companies, Fortune evaluated a total of 680 companies from 28 countries. Fortune surveys board directors, executives and financial analysts to determine the rankings.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

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

Source:  CBRE Group, Inc.

Ende einer Ära: Das kommt bei PENNY nicht mehr in die Tüte

Ende einer Ära: Das kommt bei PENNY nicht mehr in die Tüte

 

Alternative Transportverpackungen und Anreizsystem für Permanenttragetaschen

Koln, Deutschland, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — PENNY schafft als erster Lebensmittelhändler in Deutschland nicht nur die Plastiktüte ab, sondern geht einen Schritt weiter. Denn der Discounter führt ein Anreizsystem ein, das Kunden belohnt, die die neue umweltfreundlichere PENNY Permanenttragetasche aus Recyclingmaterial zum Einkauf mitbringen. Zum einen erhalten sie für jedes Mitbringen der Günter Kastenfrosch Sonderedition einen Rabatt von zehn Cent (ausgenommen Tabakwaren, Verlagserzeugnisse sowie Geschenk- und Guthabenkarten). Zum anderen spendet das Unternehmen die gleiche Summe an gemeinnützige Institutionen und Vereine. Zum Beispiel im Rahmen des „PENNY Förderkorbs“, einem Projekt, das ausgewählte Vereine und Institutionen in der Nachbarschaft der Märkte finanziell unterstützt.

Mit dem Ende der Plastiktüten können PENNY-Kunden nun zwischen der PENNY Papiertragetasche (Verkaufspreis: 0,10 €), der PENNY Permanenttragetasche (Verkaufspreis: 0,99 €) und der PENNY Baumwolltragetasche (Verkaufspreis: 1,49 €) wählen. Bereits am 7. Dezember 2016 hatte der Discounter den Bezug von Plastiktüten gestoppt, damit lediglich die bereits produzierten Plastiktüten noch abverkauft werden. Je nach Lagerbestand des jeweiligen Marktes wird dies in den kommenden Wochen der Fall sein. Heute (16.2.) übergaben Cem Özdemir, Bundesvorsitzender Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Olaf Tschimpke, NABU-Präsident, Stefan Magel, COO PENNY, und Steffen Graupner, PENNY-Regionsleiter, die symbolisch letzte Tüte an Jelena Ebert, Leiterin des PENNY-Markts an der Grellstraße 75 in Berlin.

„Bisher haben wir pro Jahr 62 Millionen Plastiktüten verkauft. Das ist nun Vergangenheit. Nun wollen wir unsere Kunden gezielt ermuntern, die besonders umweltfreundliche Permanenttragetasche aus Recyclingmaterial zum ständigen Begleiter beim Einkauf zu machen. Wir haben in unseren bundesweit rund 2.150 PENNY-Märkten pro Tag rund zwei Millionen Kunden. Diese möchten wir gerne – im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes – zum Träger des Umdenkens machen. Bei PENNY kann man Grün sein und sparen“, erklärt Stefan Magel, COO PENNY, im Rahmen des heutigen (16.2.) Pressegesprächs.

„Die Umwelt zu schonen und zu schützen ist einer der Grundwerte von Bündnis 90/Die Grünen. Umso mehr freut es mich, dass immer mehr Unternehmen im Lebensmittelhandel uns dabei unterstützen. Dass PENNY nun sogar ein Anreizsystem schafft, finde ich besonders gut, weil damit der Anteil der Permanenttragetasche sicherlich rasch steigt“, sagt Cem Özdemir, Bundesvorsitzender Bündnis 90/Die Grünen. „Handel und Politik sollten gemeinsam gegen den Plastikmüllberg ankämpfen. Das ist für Unternehmen zwar nicht immer einfach. Was aber möglich ist, zeigen verpackungsfreie Supermärkte. Leider hat dieses Nischenkonzept den Megatrend zu mehr Verpackungsmüll bisher nicht stoppen können. Deswegen ist auch die Politik gefordert, zu unterstützen. Ich denke dabei zum Beispiel an Anreize für ressourcenschonendes und umweltfreundliches Design bei Verpackungen“, betont Cem Özdemir.

„Der Marktanteil der Discounter liegt in Deutschland unverändert jenseits der 40 Prozent-Marke. Da auch die Kunden dieses Vertriebsformats zunehmend auf Ökologie und Nachhaltigkeit Wert legen, haben wir die Chance, diese Themen so breit zu verankern. Und das ist gut so. Als NABU begrüßen wir daher den Ausstieg von PENNY aus dem Verkauf der Plastiktüte. Zumal die REWE Group damit als Vorreiter im konventionellen Lebensmittelbereich in ihren Filialen komplett auf Plastiktüten verzichtet und die Bedeutung der Mehrfachverwendung der Alternativen herausstellt.

Dieser jüngste Schritt zeigt, dass hier das Thema Nachhaltigkeit mit einer auf Dauer angelegten Strategie verfolgt wird“, sagt NABU-Präsident Olaf Tschimpke.

Breite Zustimmung der Kunden für das Ende der Plastiktüte

Das Umweltbundesamt (UBA) gibt an, dass jeder Bundesbürger im Jahresdurchschnitt 70 Plastiktüten verbraucht. Zum Vergleich: der EU-Durchschnitt liegt bei 198 Stück. Brüssel regelt, dass diese Anzahl bis Ende 2019 auf maximal 90 und dann bis 2025 auf höchstens 40 Stück pro Kopf sinkt. Ein Schritt in diese Richtung ist die Vereinbarung, die Handelsvertreter sowie das Bundesumweltministerium am 26. April 2016 unterzeichnet haben, nach der Plastiktüten nicht mehr kostenlos abgegeben werden.

PENNY Förderkorb

Das Förderkorb-Projekt rief PENNY 2015 zunächst in Hamburg ins Leben. Mehr als 140.000 Kunden stimmten in der Hansemetropole für ihren jeweiligen Lieblingsverein ab. Bereits im vergangenen Jahr gab es jeweils einen Förderkorb in Köln, Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Hannover, Leipzig, Mannheim und München. Hier waren gemeinnützige Vereine, die sich für Kinder und Jugendarbeit engagieren, eingeladen, sich um einen von insgesamt vier Förderpreisen in Gesamthöhe von 12.000 Euro zu bewerben. Aus den Vereinen mit den meisten Stimmen wählte eine mehrköpfige Jury von unabhängigen Fachleuten aus dem Bereich der sozialen Verantwortung drei Gewinner pro Stadt. Zusätzlich belohnte die Jury besonderes Engagement jeweils eines Vereins pro Stadt mit einem Sonderpreis in Höhe von 3.000 Euro. Insgesamt belief sich die Fördersumme auf 84.000 Euro www.foerderkorb.penny.de 2017 wird der Förderkorb auf die Metropolregionen Rhein-Ruhr, Rhein-Main, Rhein-Neckar, Berlin-Brandenburg, Chemnitz-Zwickau, Hamburg-Umland, Hannover/Braunschweig/Göttingen/Wolfsburg und München-Umland ausgeweitet.

Über PENNY
PENNY erzielte 2015 allein in Deutschland mit rund 2.150 Filialen und 26.000 Mitarbeitern einen Umsatz von über sieben Milliarden Euro. Im Ausland erwirtschaftete PENNY mit 1.360 Filialen und 18.000 Mitarbeitern einen Umsatz von über vier Milliarden Euro. In Berlin hatte PENNY aktuell 71 Märkte mit rund 850 Mitarbeitern.

Für Rückfragen:
PENNY-Unternehmenskommunikation
Tel: +49 221 149 1050
Mail: presse@rewe-group.com

Source: REWE Group

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PENNY schreibt Enthüllungsgeschichte fort – die Bananen-Banderole kommt

PENNY schreibt Enthüllungsgeschichte fort – die Bananen-Banderole kommt

 

Ab März sukzessiver Abschied von Plastikverpackung in 2.150 Filialen in ganz Deutschland

Koln, Deutschland, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — PENNY schlägt nach dem Ende der Plastiktüte ein weiteres Kapitel seiner „Enthüllungsgeschichten“ auf: Ab Ende März startet der Discounter damit, sukzessive nur noch Bananen zu verkaufen, die nicht in Folie eingeschweißt sind. Los geht es mit den PENNY-Märkten in Norddeutschland – bis Juni folgen dann sämtliche 2.150 Filialen in Deutschland. Pro Jahr spart PENNY damit so viel Plastik ein, wie notwendig wäre, um knapp 900 Fußballfelder zu bedecken.

„Wir arbeiten intensiv daran, wo immer möglich auf Plastikverpackungen zu verzichten oder diese durch zeitgemäße Alternativen zu ersetzen. Mit den Bananen stellen wir einen echten Volumenartikel um. Jährlich verkaufen wir rund 35.000 Tonnen Bananen. Dank Banderole werden wir nun 6,4 Millionen Quadratmeter weniger Plastikfolie verbrauchen“, erklärt Stefan Magel, COO PENNY. Damit sei das Thema „Verpackung“ keinesfalls erledigt. „Unsere Kunden haben eine klare Erwartungshaltung, dass wir aktiv sind und bleiben“, so Magel.

PENNY erzielte 2015 allein in Deutschland mit rund 2.150 Filialen und 26.000 Mitarbeitern einen Umsatz von über sieben Milliarden Euro. Im Ausland erwirtschaftete PENNY mit 1.360 Filialen und 18.000 Mitarbeitern einen Umsatz von über vier Milliarden Euro.

Für Rückfragen:
PENNY-Unternehmenskommunikation
Tel: +49 221 149 1050
Mail: presse@rewe-group.com

Source: REWE Group

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Vancouver International Airport partners with Paradies Lagardère to bring four new stores to YVR

Richmond, B.C., 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (February 16, 2017), Vancouver International Airport (YVR) celebrated the grand opening of four retail stores in the domestic post-security terminal: Lolë, Brooks Brothers, Coastal News and Sea to Sky Marketplace.

“YVR is always looking to provide exceptional customer experiences and a big part of that is offering an engaging and diverse retail options,” said Scott Norris, Vice President, Commercial Development, Vancouver Airport Authority. “We know that for many passengers their trip starts right here at YVR and we hope these new offerings will give them a reason to arrive earlier and get their shopping done prior to flying out.”

These four new retail stores provide more apparel options, as well as familiar iconic brands to YVR’s domestic travellers. The entire portfolio will further enhance YVR’s award-winning concession program. YVR has more than 170 shops, services and restaurants located before and after security, providing great shopping opportunities to travellers and the local community alike.

YVR partnered with Paradies Lagardère, a leading operator of restaurant and retail brands in airports world-wide, to bring these four concepts to YVR. Paradies Lagardère operates more than 850 stores and restaurants in 98 airports, with expertise in international, national and local brands that create memorable and positive shopping and dining experiences for today’s travellers. They currently operate 24 stores at YVR, ranging from newsstands to apparel, gifts, confectionary and souvenirs.

“We’re thrilled and appreciative to grow our partnership with Vancouver International Airport, and debut Lolë, Brooks Brothers, Coastal News and Sea to Sky Marketplace to travelers,” said Gerry Savaria, Executive Vice President, Paradies Lagardère. “Paradies Lagardère seeks to contribute to the enticing and comprehensive shopping environment this airport gives travelers by providing them with exciting new retail options that complement the existing concessions program.”

Canada’s up-and-coming women’s lifestyle and active wear, Lolë is committed to sustainability, quality and community.

Sea to Sky Marketplace offers a broad range of west coast gifts and gourmet products and also features two exclusive shop-in-shops with powerful Canadian anchor brands, Herschel and Hudson’s Bay Company. Brooks Brothers offers classic, casual and business clothing collections and accessories for men and women. Coastal News is a one-stop-shop for all travel essentials.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
Email: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère brings PANDORA, Brooks Brothers and CORSA Collections at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Queens, New York, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport – home to more than 20 million annual passengers –  announced today (February 15, 2017) the opening of three new offerings for travelers – PANDORA, Brooks Brothers and CORSA Collections – in one expansive, elegant walk through retail space. The 4,000-square-foot store, operated by Paradies Lagardère, boasts both fashion and accessories to make for a pleasant and relaxed shopping experience.

PANDORA offers the brand’s iconic, hand-finished and contemporary jewelry made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Products include a wide selection of bracelets, necklaces earrings, rings and more. Brooks Brothers, the country’s oldest clothing retailer, gives travelers a variety of men’s, women’s and kids clothing from which to choose. The multi-brand designer boutique, CORSA Collections, offers a variety of upscale branded accessories, including Kate Spade, Lolë, Tory Burch, Calvin Klein, and more.

“We are pleased to welcome Pandora, Brooks Brothers and Corsa Collections to our unparalleled selection of commercial and retail offerings,” said Gert-Jan de Graaff, President & CEO of JFKIAT, LLC., the company that operates Terminal 4. “The addition of these stores will fit nicely with our existing retail space in order to create a truly superior passenger experience.”

“We’re thrilled and appreciative to grow our partnership with Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and debut PANDORA, Brooks Brothers and CORSA Collections,” said Gregg Paradies, President and CEO of Paradies Lagardère. “Terminal 4 is truly a world class terminal and we believe that our brands are a nice complement to the overall concessions program”.

The new retail offerings join Terminal 4’s expansive retail lounge – with more than 122,200 square feet devoted to shopping and dining features 49 retail shops and 28 restaurants. The terminal offers an unparalleled shopping experience for travelers with a wide range of retail options from chic, upscale boutiques, to convenience stores, electronics, accessories and gifts. Other representative brands include: Coach, Guess, Hugo Boss, Kiehl’s, Michael Kors, Swarovski, Thomas Pink, Victoria’s Secret, Hudson News, XpresSpa and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store. Restaurants include The Palm, Danny Meyer’s Blue Smoke and Shake Shack, Uptown Brasserie by Marcus Samuelsson and innovative, original food and beverage concepts line the terminal’s retail lounge.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
Email: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère

LVMH Métiers d’Art announces French sculptor and visual artist Amandine Guruceaga as its second artist in residence

LVMH Métiers d’Art announces French sculptor and visual artist Amandine Guruceaga as its second artist in residence

 

Paris, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — After hosting Thomas Mailaender as artist in residence at Tanneries Roux in Romans-sur-Isère, LVMH Métiers d’Art has invited French sculptor and visual artist Amandine Guruceaga as its second artist in residence. Initiated in 2016, this program enriches unique savoir-faire and approaches to exceptional materials at LVMH Fashion Houses, while at the same time stimulating creativity and innovation through dialogue between artists and artisans.

LVMH Métiers d’Art has launched a second chapter in its artist in residence program at Spanish tannery Riba Guixà, near Barcelona. A longstanding partner of LVMH, the Catalan tannery is a local firm founded in 1932 by Joan Riba Guixà and has been headed by the same family for three generations. LVMH acquired a stake in this local company in 2015.

Renowned for its tanning and dying of exquisite Entrefino lambskin,  Riba Guixà boasts particular mastery of leather processing and colors, offering up to 22,000 different hues of leather. This new residency is fittingly inspired by the theme of color.

LVMH Métiers d’Art will host 27-year-old sculptor and visual artist Amandine Guruceaga, whose work has been shown at Mains d’Œuvres (Saint-Ouen near Paris), and at La Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille). For five months the artist will work with teams at the tannery and take advantage of its production resources. “This is a unique opportunity to work with leather, one of humanity’s oldest materials and one that is rendered spectacularly beautiful by the infinite palette of colors created at the Riba Guixà tannery,” says Amandine Guruceaga.

This groundbreaking program supports the tannery while enabling its artisans to both expand and transmit their skills by creating bridges between contemporary art and exceptional savoir-faire. After her residency is completed in June 2017, Amandine Guruceaga will see her work featured in a book published by RVB Books.

Contact:

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

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The Jean Coutu Group launches services to contribute to a safe and healthy travel

Varennes, Quebec, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (The “Corporation” or the “Jean Coutu Group”) and the pharmacist-owners affiliated with its network announce the launch of several services to contribute to a safe and healthy travel.

“Many people travel this time of the year! That’s why it’s important to offer them accessible services to plan their vacation,” says Richard Mayrand, Executive Vice-President, Pharmacy and Government Affairs of the Jean Coutu Group.

Vaccination Centre

More than 190 Jean Coutu-affiliated pharmacies located in all regions of Quebec offer the opportunity to meet a nurse who can assess the needs of travellers and administer the necessary vaccines on site before departure. The list of vaccination centres is available here.

Consultation: Possibilities of Bill 41

According to the act Prescribing a medication when no diagnosis is required, the pharmacist can now:

  • Prescribe to treat traveller’s diarrhea
  • Prescribe to prevent malaria and acute mountain sickness

Pharmacists have always been able to advise travellers on the various measures and precautions to be taken depending on the destination. Pharmacists are also available to guide patients in selecting the right medications to bring, how they are stored and their use.

Preparation checklist:

A checklist has been developed to help travellers remember important items when making travel preparations. This document is available in store or among several other tips in the new section: travelhealth.jeancoutu.com.

About The Jean Coutu Group
The Jean Coutu Group is one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing. The Corporation operates a network of 418 franchised stores in Québec, New Brunswick and Ontario under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique, PJC Santé and PJC Santé Beauté, which employs more than 20,000 people. Furthermore, the Jean Coutu Group owns Pro Doc Ltd (“Pro Doc”), a Quebec‐based subsidiary and manufacturer of generic drugs.

Contact:

Frédéric D. Tremblay
Director, Public Relations and Social Media
450 646‐9611, ext. 1400
ftremblay@jeancoutu.com

Source: The Jean Coutu (PJC) Group Inc.