Allergy alert on Organic Vanilla Yogurt Strawberries and Granola from Whole Foods Market® store in Dedham, Massachusetts

Allergy alert on Organic Vanilla Yogurt Strawberries and Granola from Whole Foods Market® store in Dedham, Massachusetts


Dedham, Massachusetts, 2017-Apr-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Whole Foods Market®  store in Dedham, Massachusetts is issuing an allergy alert on single-serve organic vanilla yogurt parfait cups with strawberries and granola, because the granola contained almonds, which were not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to almonds run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The parfaits were packaged in single-serve clear plastic containers and varied by weight. They were labeled as “Organic Vanilla Yogurt Strawberries and Granola”, PLU number 25826 with a “Sell by” date between April 2, 2017 and April 11, 2017.

Signage is posted to notify customers of this recall.

One allergic reaction has been reported.

Consumers who have purchased this product may bring their receipt to the store for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact the store at 781-329-7100.

Consumers Contact:


Media Contact:

Heather McCready

Source: FDA


Whole Foods Market highlights its environmental stewardship in honor of Earth Month

Austin, Texas, 2017-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beyond kale chips and smoothies, Whole Foods Market has another “green” mission – to support and advance environmental stewardship in everything it does, whether that’s building a new store or bagging groceries.

In honor of Earth Month, here are five green things you might not know about Whole Foods Market:

  1. Whole Foods Market has kept more than 150 million plastic bags out of landfills since 2008. On Earth Day 2008, Whole Foods Market stopped offering single-use plastic grocery bags at store checkouts. The following year the grocer became the first national retailer to use 100 percent post-consumer recycled content paper grocery bags, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
  2. Whole Foods Market has more Zero Waste certified stores than any other retailer in the U.S. When the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council launched the first Zero Waste business certification program in the country, it awarded its first three Zero Waste certifications to Whole Foods Market stores. Composting programs help the grocer divert scraps unable to be used elsewhere in the store from ending up in landfills, and partners like Food Donation Connection allow stores to donate prepared foods at the end of the day to more than 500 nonprofit organizations and food banks.
  3. All of Whole Foods Market’s wild-caught seafood comes from fisheries that are certified sustainable. In 2012, Whole Foods Market became the first retailer to stop selling red-rated wild-caught seafood, eliminating from its stores species that have been flagged by the Monterey Bay Aquarium as overfished or caught in ways that harm other marine life or habitats. In March, the grocer announced a new sourcing policy for sustainable, traceable canned tuna, becoming the first national retailer to create storewide tuna requirements for grocery products and prepared foods items.
  4. Whole Foods Market was the first retailer to introduce solar power as a primary lighting source. Since its first rooftop solar installation, in 2002, Whole Foods Market has installed solar panels at 50 facilities and has announced plans to expand its solar portfolio with at least 100 additional rooftop solar units on stores.
  5. Whole Foods Market has its own set of green household cleaning standards that require full disclosure of ingredients on product labels. The Eco-Scale rating system also prohibits the use of harsh ingredients with significant environmental or safety concerns, like chlorine, phosphates, synthetic colors or formaldehyde-donors (preservatives that have the potential to release formaldehyde).

Learn more about Whole Foods Market’s green mission at

Darrah Gist

Lauren Bernath

Source:  Whole Foods Market

Dirty Hippy Swag officially launches their fashion line on April 20, 2017!

Oakland, CA, 2017-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dirty Hippy Swag announces the official launch date for their fashion line: April 20, 2017!

Dirty Hippy Swag is an e-commerce startup, exclusively located online at With an ever-expanding collection, Dirty Hippy Swag specializes in comfortable street style apparel, as well as laser-cut designed and hand-beaded jewelry.

Founder and Designer Marisa Rheem believes in having clothes and jewelry that truly speak to her customers, making them feel safe and stylishly armored. As fellow millennial Madeline Harmon enthuses, “self-care and fashion have never looked so good!” It’s no accident that this company encompasses hoodies, sweatpants, and t-shirts: things we wear when we want to feel safe.

A fashion line emblazoned with cheeky, unwelcoming statements, Dirty Hippy Swag is the perfect platform to send a humorous yet powerful message. From their “Existential Crisis” sweatpants to their “Anti Social Club” necklace, Dirty Hippy Swag’s apparel and laser-cut designed jewelry allow you to clearly convey your mood to those around you without even needing to speak. Instead of feeling guilty and apologetic about needing time to unwind, slip into some Dirty Hippy Swag and let your clothes shield you from the outside world’s demands.

Oakland’s fresh new enterprise answers an unmet need for socially relevant fashion. Dirty Hippy Swag celebrates their customers’ purchasing power by transforming it into an opportunity to give back. By donating a portion from every purchase to trusted animal rescue organizations around the world, Dirty Hippy Swag bridges the gap between pursuing individual style and fulfilling our collective social responsibility as caretakers of this planet.

At the start of each new quarter, customers and fans can vote for their favorite animal rescue organization to become the next quarter’s beneficiary. This first season’s inaugural beneficiary is Rocket Dog Rescue, an all-volunteer nonprofit group dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned Bay area animals from euthanasia. Dirty Hippy Swag’s ultimate mission is to support the hardworking, silent heroes who dedicate their blood, sweat and tears to saving animals each and every day. By enhancing your wardrobe with Dirty Hippy Swag, you can help bring this vision to life.

For press inquiries, promotion opportunities, collaborative ventures, high-resolution images, or to book an interview, contact Marisa Rheem.


For press inquiries, promotion opportunities, collaborative ventures, high-resolution images, or to book an interview, contact Marisa Rheem at 301-802-0551 or email,, or visit the website at 8016 Shepherd Canyon Rd., Oakland, CA. 94611



Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 868,525 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from April 3, 2017 up to and including April 7, 2017. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €19.61 per share for a total consideration of € 17.0 million. These repurchases were made as part of the €1 billion share buyback program announced on December 7, 2016.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 15,140,701 common shares for a total consideration of €303.4 million.

Download the share buyback transactions excel sheet for detailed individual transaction information under “Files to download” (on the right).

Visit for a complete overview of all Ahold Delhaize share buyback programs.


Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
+31 88 6595134

Source: Ahold Delhaize

Price Chopper/Market 32 raised $226,131 for Muscular Dystrophy Association during its Shamrocks fundraising campaign

Schenectady, NY, 2017-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper/Market 32 led another successful Shamrocks fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by raising $226,131 in a campaign that ran throughout March. Customers and teammates made donations of $1 or $5 at checkout.

“As a partner to MDA for the last 35 years, Price Chopper/Market 32 takes pride in supporting the research that will ultimately cure neuromuscular diseases,” said Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services. “Our annual Shamrocks campaign continues to be a wonderful way to unite with teammates and customers in recognition of the progress that is being made.”

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. Neil Golub, Golub Corporation’s executive chairman of the board served as a national MDA board member for more than 20 years.

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

Mona Golub
Price Chopper

Jonathan Pierce
Pierce Communications

Source: Price Chopper/Market 32

CBRE Group welcomes Brad Burke as Head of Investor Relations

Los Angeles, 2017-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today (April 10, 2017) announced that Brad Burke will join the company on June 8th as Head of Investor Relations.

Mr. Burke will join CBRE from Goldman Sachs & Company, where he has worked as an equity research analyst since 2013 and led research coverage of 17 commercial real estate companies, including CBRE.

Mr. Burke will report to Jim Groch, Chief Financial Officer and Global Director of Corporate Development. He will lead CBRE’s investor relations strategy, and work closely with Steve Iaco, CBRE’s Senior Managing Director of Corporate Communications.

“We are excited to welcome Brad to CBRE. He has a deep understanding of our company, the commercial real estate services industry and our current and prospective institutional investors,” said Mr. Groch. “We believe investors will benefit from his experience, insights and focus on enhancing their knowledge of our business.”

Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Burke worked at UBS equity research, covering the Industrials and Energy sectors. He began his financial services career in the audit practice group of Ernst & Young in 2003.

He holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and a BS in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a CFA charterholder.

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

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

Source:  CBRE Group, Inc.

7‑Eleven® brings back its Buy One-Get One (BOGO) Slurpee® drink promotion

7‑Eleven® brings back its Buy One-Get One (BOGO) Slurpee® drink promotion


IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven® wants brothers and sisters to play nice with each other on National Sibling Day, April 10, and slurp it up all week long. That’s when the world’s largest convenience retailer will bring back its Buy One-Get One (BOGO) Slurpee® drink promotion with an exclusive new flavor that sibs – as well as those “love-them-like-a-brother/sister” friends – can share.

The week-long, Buy One-Get One Free Slurpee drink event begins Monday, April 10, and ends Sunday, April 16. Any size Slurpee cup is eligible at participating 7‑Eleven stores.

Customers who buy any size or flavor Slurpee drink can receive a second Slurpee drink free. The free Slurpee drink can be the same size as purchased or smaller.

Available exclusively at 7‑Eleven stores, the featured Slurpee flavor during the BOGO is the first ever Trolli-branded Slurpee flavor – Pineapple Lime. As part of the first Trolli flavor promotion, 7‑Eleven stores rolled out Trolli Sour Brite Sloths gummy candy. With arms that link, the sour sloths can hang around before being devoured.

“A lot of siblings share Slurpee drinks while growing up, and it’s a fun summertime childhood memory,” said Laura Gordon, vice president of marketing and brand innovation. “With this weeklong Buy One-Get One promotion, brothers, sisters and BFFS can share the Slurpee love, whether they’re kids or adult kids remembering how much fun it was – and is – to share a Slurpee drink.”

Part of the Slurpee fun is capturing the experience with photos and sharing it on social media. 7‑Eleven is using the hashtag #SlurpeeBOGO so Slurpee fans can share their experience on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat (username: REALLYSLURPEE).

“A Slurpee always tastes better when it is shared with someone else,” Gordon added. “Our customers must think so because many bring family and friends with them when they stop by for a Slurpee drink. Not only are they sharing a Slurpee, they’re making memories they can share for a lifetime.”

During the Buy One-Get One Free Slurpee drink event, both the purchased and free Slurpee drinks count toward the 7Rewards “Buy Six, Get the Seventh Free” drink offer available on the 7‑Eleven smartphone app.

To participate in the 7Rewards® program, customers must use 7‑Eleven’s mobile app, available in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and register as a member. The member’s unique, scannable barcode and digital punch card are located on the app’s home screen for easier use.

About 7‑Eleven, Inc.

7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises or licenses more than 62,000 stores in 17 countries, including 10,900 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7‑Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7‑Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7‑Eleven for payment services, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7‑, via the 7Rewards® customer loyalty platform on the 7‑Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Call 1-800-255-0711

Source:  7‑Eleven, Inc.