Australian Retailers Association: Retailers conducting business in Australia should pay their tax just like Australian retailers currently do

Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) strongly supports the Government in closing the Low Value Threshold (LVT) loophole for the purchase of offshore tangible goods under $1000.

Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of the ARA said they have been working with the Federal and State Governments to reduce the low value threshold and provide a level playing field for Australian retailers.

“This is a tax equity issue and internationally-based retailers should pay their fair share of tax,” Mr Zimmerman said.

“Retailers conducting business in Australia should pay their tax just like Australian retailers currently do.”

The ARA has said this GST has been a long time coming, expressing thanks to then Assistant Treasure Bill Shorten for his commencement of the process in 2011.

“Multiple jurisdictions are already introducing similar laws as this is a global tax issue,” Mr Zimmerman said.

“This new legislation will create a fairer tax system for Australian retailers by creating a level playing field against international competitors.”

This new model may not be perfect but the ARA believes that the proposed system is the best model at this point.

“Freight companies and credit card businesses should not be responsible for collecting this tax, the onus should fall on internationally-based businesses to collect it” Mr Zimmerman said.

“Australian retailers already collect this tax in Australia, therefore it is unnecessary to complicate this process and allow international retailers to continue to exploit this legislative loophole.”

“We already know that overseas retailers selling online have the capability of charging taxes as required by Australian law,” Mr Zimmerman said.

The ARA will be appearing as witnesses at the Senate Economics Legislation hearings this Friday 21 April to reiterate the importance of this GST.

“We strongly support this proposed GST model and will continue to work with the Government to resolve any implementation issues,” Mr Zimmerman said.

Mr Zimmerman will be available at 12 noon outside the Flinders Room at Mantra Hotel, 222 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

For interview opportunities with ARA Executive Director Russell Zimmerman call the ARA Media Line on 0439 612 556, or email

About the Australian Retailers Association:

Founded in 1903, the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) is the retail industry’s peak representative body representing Australia’s $310 billion sector, which employs more than 1.2 million people. The ARA works to ensure retail success by informing, protecting, advocating, educating and saving money for its 7,500 independent and national retail members throughout Australia. For more information, visit or call 1300 368 041.


1300 368 041

Source:  Australian Retailers Association (ARA)

Parks Motor Company signs five-year lease with LCP for new dealership in Bromborough

London, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — An established car salesman in Wirral is going it alone and is opening a new dealership in the town.

Parks Motor Company has been launched by John Parks in Wrynose Road, Old Hall Industrial Estate, Bromborough, after he agreed a five-year lease with commercial property investment company LCP, which owns and manages the estate.

He decided to open his own business venture after 17 years in the trade, which included being a partner in BVH Car Sales in Wirral, and after viewing a number of potential units, settled on the 4,800 sq ft facility in Bromborough.

“I wanted a clean, well-presented industrial unit for my showroom so that we can offer customers an enjoyable viewing experience where they could view our vehicles in comfort regardless of the weather conditions,” said Mr Parks. “I’m looking forward to growing the company and ensuring it becomes the first point of call for anyone wanting a good quality car.”

The company will sell a range of vehicles from 12 months to 10 years old with most vehicles ranging from £2,500 to £30,000, and it will also offer the option of vehicle sourcing. The team has more than 30 years’ experience in the motor finance industry and can often get customers accepted for finance where they would previously have been declined through other car dealers.

Paula James, industrial lettings manager, of LCP, said: “The Old Hall Industrial Estate is a well-located and popular business location and we are pleased that Parks Motor Company has chosen it for its new business venture.”

Old Hall Industrial Estate borders Wirral International Business Park and is accessed via the A41 New Chester Road, which is close to junction 5 of the M53. Birkenhead Tunnel is five miles to the north via the A41, providing a direct link to Liverpool city centre.


Tel: 01384 400123
Fax: 01384 400862

Source: LCP

Sustainability: Yum! Brands one of the top public companies on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

Louisville, KY, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Yum! Brands has been named one of the top public companies on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens List by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for its ongoing commitment to sustainability.

“We are honored to be recognized by Corporate Responsibility Magazine as one of the year’s top socially and environmentally responsible companies,” said Roger McClendon, Chief Sustainability Officer for Yum! Brands. “This recognition demonstrates our commitment to being a good corporate steward focused on building sustainable brands. We’re on a journey to continuously improve and are making courageous decisions on the commitments our consumers and stakeholders truly care about in our food, people, community and environment.”

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based on 260 data elements among seven data categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, and philanthropy and community support. View the full list of companies recognized here.

Yum! Brands has a long standing commitment to building distinctive, relevant brands that people trust and champion, demonstrated through the Company’s recent announcements on Sustainable Sourcing and Supply and Expanded Parental Time-Off.

More information on Yum! Brands’ responsibility efforts can be found at

About Yum! Brands, Inc.
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 43,500 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. The company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over six new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in international retail development.

Source: Yum! Brands, Inc.

USDA’s FSIS: Chicken soup products of Campbell Soup Company recalled due to misbranding

USDA’s FSIS: Chicken soup products of Campbell Soup Company recalled due to misbranding


WASHINGTON, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Campbell Soup Company, a Maxton, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,185 pounds of chicken soup products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (Apr 22, 2017). The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

The chicken with whole grain pasta soup items were produced on Feb. 13, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: 

  • 18.6-oz. cans of “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta” with Best By date of Feb. 13, 2019 located on the bottom of the cans.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 4R” on the bottom of the cans. These items were shipped to retail locations in Florida.

The problem was discovered on April 20, 2017 when the firm received notification from their corporate office of multiple consumer complaints of the wrong product noticed inside the cans. The products were labeled as “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta” but actually contain “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Italian-Style Wedding Spinach & Meatballs in Chicken Broth” soup.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Consumer Affairs at (866) 400-0965. Media with questions about the recall can contact Michelle Reardon, Director of Communications – Americas, at (856) 571-9911.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at 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 6 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:

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.


Congressional and Public Affairs
Kristen Booze
(202) 720-9113

Source: USDA


Employee survey: Lindex cares for and engages their employees

Sweden, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lindex conducted a global employee survey to gain insight into how employees view Lindex as a workplace and its culture. The result of the survey was record high compared to other same size companies. Lindex results specifically stand out on parameters such as commitment, information and the degree of identification to Lindex as a workplace and as a company.

The percentage of positive employees is at 79 percent, which is a 16 percentage points higher than Ipsos’ database. The level of committed employees is particularly high with 81 percent at Lindex, compared to 65 percent in Ipsos’ database. According to Christer Siwertz, responsible for the survey at Ipsos, the result is unique in its kind among companies in Lindex size.

In the survey result we can really see that Lindex cares for and engages their employees. Characteristics for Lindex is in particular the strong commitment, access to information throughout the organization, leadership and the very high scores on the minimum level on next to all markets, says Christer Siwertz, responsible for the survey at Ipsos.

Creating an involved, vision and value-driven corporate culture has been an important focus for Lindex for many years.

The result is amazing and a real acknowledgment that we have created a corporate culture and leadership where the employees’ ideas and dedication have been crucial to our successful development. In a fast moving digital world, our employees are our most important resource.  It’s crucial for us that everyone feels highly committed and happy in their work in order for us to create a wonderful shopping experience for our customers, says Sofia Brax, HR and Sustainability Director at Lindex.

The survey was conducted among 2 606 participants by the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017.


Lindex switchboard: +46 31 739 50 00
Press jour: +46 730 38 20 20

Source: Lindex

Sheetz sponsors the 8th annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run

$100,000 donation to help send more than 2,000 athletes to 2017 Special Olympics Games

ALTOONA, Pa, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains for 65 years, is proud to sponsor the 8th annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Penn State University. The event will gather more than 3,000 runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to participate in a 5K run or 2 mile family fun walk benefiting the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.

“At Sheetz, we are deeply committed to supporting the communities we serve,” said Ryan Sheetz, assistant vice president of brand strategy for Sheetz. “This event will help send more than 2,000 athletes to the 2017 Special Olympics of Pennsylvania Summer Games this June. But it’s about much more than that; it’s about transforming lives through the joy of sport, teamwork and friendship. It’s about unleashing the greatness that lives within all of us.”

Race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. at Medlar Field and the Run will begin at approximately 11 a.m. in the vicinity of the Bryce Jordan Center on Curtin Road. The run will move through Penn State University campus and conclude with runners racing through the Beaver Stadium Tunnel and onto the Nittany Lions’ home turf to “finish at the fifty!”

Interested participants can register ahead of time online or onsite the day of the event. Students receive a special discounted rate of $20 and should bring their PSU ID to the race. All participants will receive an official Beaver Stadium Run t-shirt, bottled water, and other refreshments.

For more information and to register for the race, go to

About Sheetz, Inc.

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $5.6 billion in revenue and more than 17,500 employees. The company operates more than 545 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 12 Best Places to Work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook ( and Instagram (

For further information:
Nick Ruffner

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Price Rite, Feed the Children, Pepsi, United Way of Greater New Bedford to help 800 New Bedford-area families in need

New Bedford, MA, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Rite Supermarkets is partnering with Feed the Children and Pepsi, with support from United Way of Greater New Bedford, to distribute food and essentials to 800 New Bedford-area families in need. Each family, pre-identified based on need by United Way of Greater New Bedford, will receive a 25-pound box of food; a 10-pound box of basic essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion and personal-care items; and books. Families will also receive an additional food donation from Price Rite including a variety of produce and shelf-stable items.

Two Feed the Children semi-trucks filled with food and essentials will be distributed to a total of 800 families on Tuesday, April 25 at the Price Rite of South Street in New Bedford. Volunteers will be on-site serving and assisting.

Fighting hunger in the local community is at the heart of Price Rite’s charitable giving, and the supermarket chain contributes approximately $500,000 annually to local food banks and food pantries to benefit local families in need within the communities it serves. Heading into the third year of its partnership with Feed the Children, Price Rite will host ten events with the charity organization during 2017, donating more than 40,000 pounds of food and other essentials per event as part of the program. Feed the Children, through its network of partner agencies, distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials – valued at $415 million – worldwide, benefitting 5.4 million people in the U.S. and more than 541,000 individuals internationally, for a total of 5.9 million people globally in fiscal year 2016.

About Price Rite
Price Rite operates 63 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Maryland and Virginia. Price Rite stores offer customers an expanded produce department and quality food products at savings up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. The typical Price Rite store is about 35,000 to 40,000 square feet in size and employs anywhere from 75 to 150 associates. The first Price Rite opened in West Springfield, MA in 1995. For more information, please visit

About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster response. Domestically, it operates five distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).

In fiscal year 2016, through its domestic and international programs, Feed the Children distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials worldwide with a total value of $415 million, working with partner agencies to benefit 5.9 million people globally. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is rated by Charity Navigator.


Source: Price Rite

McCain Foods USA, Inc. recallS frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials

McCain Foods USA, Inc. recallS frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials


Florenceville, Canada, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — McCain Foods USA, Inc. announced today (April 21, 2017) it is voluntarily recalling retail, frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with extraneous golf ball materials, that despite our stringent supply standards may have been inadvertently harvested with potatoes used to make this product. Consumption of these products may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury to the mouth.

The impacted products include the following: Roundy’s Brand, 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 001115055019) and Harris Teeter Brand, 2 lb. Bag of Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns (UPC 007203649020).

The Roundy’s products were distributed at Marianos, Metro Market, and Pick ‘n Save supermarkets in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. The Harris Teeter products were distributed in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. Distribution occurred after the date of January 19, 2017. No other products under the respective brands are impacted by this recall.

The products being recalled were manufactured on January 19, 2017. The production code date is B170119 and can be found on the back of the packaging. Any product with a different production code date is not impacted by this recall.

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.

There have been no reported injuries associated with the consumption of this product.

Food safety remains a top priority for McCain Foods USA, Inc. and we have full confidence that all appropriate steps are being taken to protect our consumers. McCain is working cooperatively with the Food & Drug Administration and the respective supermarkets to ensure the affected products are removed from the marketplace.

Consumers with concerns or questions about the recall should contact McCain Foods USA, Inc. at 630- 857-4533 (Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST).

About McCain Foods (USA)

McCain Foods (US) is the American division of McCain Foods Limited, an international leader in the frozen food industry, employing over 20,000 people and operating 47 production facilities on six continents. McCain is the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato specialties and also produces other quality products, such as appetizers, vegetables and desserts which can be found in restaurants and retail stores in more than 160 countries around the world. In the United States, the company has eight production facilities and approximately 4,000 employees.

Consumers Contact:

630- 857-4533 (Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST)

Source: FDA


PRODUCT RECALL: Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella

PRODUCT RECALL: Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella


Plano, Texas, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Frito-Lay today (April 21, 2017) announced it is voluntarily recalling select Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

This action is the direct result of a supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeño powder that could contain Salmonella. Although no Salmonella was found in the seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay, the company has decided to recall these products out of an abundance of caution.

No illness related to this matter has been confirmed to date.

The products covered by this recall were distributed in retail stores and via foodservice, vending and other channels throughout the U.S.

The specific recalled product information is listed below:

  • All sizes of the following two products that have a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior printed on the front upper panel of the package:
    • Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
    • Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips
  • All of the following multipack offerings that have a “use by” date of JUN 20 or prior printed on the multipack package. In addition, a “guaranteed fresh” date of JUL 4 or prior is printed on the front upper panel of the individual recalled product packages inside each multipack offering. Any other products or flavors contained in these multipacks are not being recalled.
    • 12 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Sack
    • 20 count Frito-Lay Bold Mix Sack
    • 30 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Tray
    • 30 count Lay’s Kettle Cooked Multipack Tray
    • 32 count Miss Vickie’s Multipack Box

No other flavors of Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips or Miss Vickie’s potato chips are impacted or being recalled. Jalapeño Cheddar Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked 40% Less Fat potato chips are not impacted or being recalled.

Consumers who have purchased these recalled products are advised not to consume them. Frito-Lay is working with the FDA on this recall to ensure the recalled products are removed from store shelves and are no longer distributed.

Consumers can contact Frito-Lay Consumer Relations at 866-272-9393 for additional information from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Representative product images can be found at For product reimbursement, consumers can visit

Consumers Contact:

866-272-9393 (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST)

Source: FDA


Hospira recalls certain 25% Dextrose Injection, USP, (Infant) due to the presence of particulate matter

Lake Forest, Illinois, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of 25% Dextrose Injection, USP, (Infant) pre-filled syringe tothe hospital/user level due to the presence of particulatematter, identified as human hair, found within an internal sample syringe.

In the event that the particulate is administered to a patient,it could result in local swelling, irritation of blood vessels or tissue, blockage of blood vessels and/or systemic allergic response to the particulate. Administration of the particulate could also result in localized phlebitis, pulmonary emboli, pulmonary granulomas, immune system dysfunction, pulmonary dysfunction, and pulmonary infarction. The risk is reduced bythe possibility of detection, as the label contains a clear statement directing the physician to visually inspect the product for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration. To date, Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot. Hospira places the utmost emphasis on patient safety and product quality at everystep in the manufacturing and supply chain process.-more–2-25% Dextrose Injection, USP,(Infant) is indicated for use via slow IV injection to treat symptomatic episodes of hypoglycemia (fasting blood glucose < 40 mg/100 ml) in neonates or older infants to restore depressed blood glucose values and control symptoms.

25% Dextrose Injection, USP,(Infant) 2.5 grams (250 mg/mL), 10 mL Single-dose prefilled syringe, NDC:0409-1775-10, Lot 58382EV, Expiry Date 1OCT 2017 is packaged in a carton containing 1 pre- filled syringe per carton, 5 x 10 syringes per case. The lot was distributed from February 2016 through October 2016 nationwide in the United States and Puerto Rico. Anyone with an existing inventory of the recalled lot should stop use and distributionand quarantine the product immediately. Inform health care professionals in your organization of this recall. If you have further distributed the recalled product, please notify any accounts or additional locations which may have received the recalled product from you. Further, please instruct entities that may have received the recalled product from you that if they redistributed the product, they should notify their accounts, locations or facilities of the recall to the hospital/user level. Hospira will be notifying its direct customers via a recallletter and is arranging for impacted product to be returned toStericycle in the United States.

For additional assistance, call Stericycle at 1-888-570-1678 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. For clinical inquiries, please contact Hospira using the information provided below.

Hospira Contact Contact Information Areas of Support
Hospira Global Complaint Management 1-800-441-4100 (8am-5pm CT, M-F) ( To report adverse events or product complaints
Pfizer Medical Information 1-800-615-0187 (7 am-6 pm CT, M-F) Medical inquiries

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being executed with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers Contact:
1-800-441-4100 (8am-5pm CT, M-F)

Source: FDA

C.O. Truxton, Inc. recalls Phenobarbital Tablets, USP, 15 mg due to labeling error

Bellmawr, New Jersey, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — C.O. Truxton, Inc. is voluntarily recalling lot 70952A of Phenobarbital Tablets, USP, 15 mg, to the consumer/user level. The manufacturer received a confirmed customer complaint that a bottle labeled as phenobarbital 15 mg was found to contain phenobarbital 30 mg tablets.

This mislabeled product could expose the consumer or their pet(s) to potential overdosing that can cause severe intoxication which may lead to cardiogenic shock, renal failure, coma or death. C.O. Truxton, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The product is indicated for use as a sedative or anticonvulsant and is packaged in 1000 count bottles, NDC 0463-6160-10, UPC 7 0463616010 6, lot number 70952A, expiration date 11/17. The 15 mg Tablet is debossed with “West-ward 445” on one side and blank on the reverse side; the 30 mg Tablet is debossed with “West-ward 450” on one side and scored on the reverse side. The product was distributed Nationwide in the USA to Physician & Veterinarian Treatment Centers.

C.O. Truxton, Inc. is notifying all customers on record who purchased the affected product via US Mail which includes a recall letter, recall response form and is arranging for full credit returns, replacements, etc. of all recalled product. Consumers/distributors/retailers that have recalled product should stop using the product and return their product to their place of purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact C.O Truxton, Inc. by phone at (856) 933-2333, Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm (EST).  Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers Contact:

Paul F. Devine
(856) 933-2333

Source: FDA

Hummingbird Wholesale recalls Organic Cocoa-Dusted Chocolate Ginger that may contain undeclared hazelnut

Eugene, Oregon, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hummingbird Wholesale of Eugene, Oregon is recalling 5lbs of Organic Cocoa-Dusted Chocolate Ginger, because it may contain undeclared hazelnut. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to hazelnut run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Product was distributed to Capella Market in Eugene, Oregon and sold in their self-serve bulk food section from April 11th, 2017 through April 17th, 2017 The label below was attached to the bulk bin from which the affected product was offered. The product containing hazelnuts can be identified as dark brown spheres with a cocoa powder coating.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing Hazelnut was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of Hazelnut.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased Hummingbird Wholesale Organic Cocoa-Dusted Hazelnut from Capella Market in Eugene, Oregon are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-541-686-0921 ext. 105 from 8 am – 4 pm PST, Monday through Friday

Consumers Contact:

1-541-686-0921 ext. 105 from 8 am – 4 pm PST, Monday through Friday


Hummingbird Wholesale recalls Organic Cocoa-Dusted Chocolate Ginger that may contain undeclared hazelnut


Source: FDA

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give to host free activities for junior golfers

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give to host free activities for junior golfers


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give will once again engage young golf fans at Blythefield Country Club through a junior clinic, free admission and expanded activities during tournament week.

“The Meijer LPGA Classic is truly an event for the entire family and we’re really excited about the enhancements we’ve made for young golf fans at the course this year,” said Cathy Cooper, Director of the Meijer LPGA Classic. “We have some really fun activities for kids and families to enjoy.”

Youth, ages 17 and under, will receive free admission to the tournament with a ticketed adult.

On the course, they will have access to the Meijer LPGA Kid’s Center, a tent located by 17 Green that will host events and activities for kids all week. The Kid’s Center will give young fans the opportunity to:

  • Practice putting and chipping
  • Play with games and toys
  • Collect LPGA player autograph sessions
  • Make crafts, including a Father’s Day card making station
  • Join a Father’s Day breakfast on Sunday

The Meijer LPGA Kid’s Center will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14-15; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16-17; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18.

Additionally, youth, ages 17 years and under, are invited to participate in the free, two-hour junior clinic that will feature fun activities, games and group instruction by LPGA professionals and local golf pros. The Meijer LPGA Junior Clinic will be held at 12 p.m. June 13 at Egypt Valley Country Club. To register for the Junior Clinic, visit

The 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic will host a full field of 144 of the best women golfers for 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition. Proceeds from the tournament – and each of the week’s festivities – will once again benefit the Meijer Simply Give program that restocks the shelves of food pantries across the Midwest. To date, the Meijer LPGA Classic has generated more than $2.1 million for food pantries in the communities it serves.

For more information on the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give or to volunteer, please visit

A video featuring the Meijer LPGA Junior Clinic is available on the Meijer Newsroom at

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 has a fundamental philosophy aimed at strengthening the communities it serves and proudly donates more than 6 percent of its net profit each year to charities throughout the Midwest. With hunger as a corporate philanthropic focus, Meijer partners with hundreds of food banks and pantries through its Simply Give and food rescue programs. Meijer also supports education, disaster relief, and health and wellness initiatives. For additional information on Meijer philanthropy, please visit Follow Meijer on Twitter and or become a fan at

About Blythefield Country Club:

Located just north of Grand Rapids, Blythefield has been providing families the best golf and social experience in West Michigan since 1928. With the Rogue River flowing through, Blythefield boasts one of the most beautiful championship layouts in Michigan. Previously, Blythefield has hosted the 1953 Western Amateur, the 1961 Western Open, won by Arnold Palmer, and the 2005 Western Junior won by Rickie Fowler. Beginning in 2014, Blythefield is honored to host the Meijer LPGA Classic. Learn more about Blythefield Country Club at


Christina Fecher

Source: Meijer


Meijer to open new supercenters in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on May 18

Meijer to open new supercenters in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. on May 18


First trucks deliver to new stores as retailer announces May 18 opening date for Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie supercenters

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ —

Who: Meijer, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 230 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.

What: The first Meijer stores in the Upper Peninsula are officially just weeks away! The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is confirming May 18 as the opening date for its new supercenters in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The gas stations at each store officially open tomorrow, April 20.

The stores recently began receiving merchandise and have begun training for its team members in preparation for bringing UP shoppers fresh grocery options and a one-stop shopping experience. The company has just released a video highlighting the historic crossing of the first delivery trucks to cross the Mackinac Bridge.

On May 18, Meijer leadership and local dignitaries will dedicate each store’s first day of business with a ribbon cutting ceremony. While weekly Meijer sales at the supercenter and gas station begin when doors open on May 18, the retailer will also feature special promotions and events to commemorate each store’s grand opening celebration beginning on May 21.

The Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie supercenter are two of seven new stores Meijer is opening in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin this year.

Joe Hirschmugl

Source: Meijer


Co-op continues to investment in Wales with plans for 12 new food stores in 2017

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is creating up to 250 retail roles with plans to open 12 new food stores in Wales during 2017.

The community retailer’s continued investment in Wales will see a more than £16M programme of food store openings and refits. Alongside a dozen new stores, there are major makeovers for around 20 further stores.

The Co-op opened its first new Welsh store in Rossett, near Wrexham, this week with new stores also planned for Swansea, Cwmbach, Rhayader, Monmouth, Radyr, Pembroke, Llanelli and Machen. Stores in St David’s Park, Old Colwyn, Holyhead, Talgarth and Barmouth have all re-launched with a new look this year after receiving major makeovers.

In addition, the Co-op also has plans to unveil two new funeral homes in Wales this year, with the first due to open in Cwmbran next month (May). Plans for a funeral home in Colwyn Bay are also underway. Its Funeralcare business is also investing in its current estate as part of a wider development programme.

The Co-op now has ambitions to boost the number of active members in Wales to 400,000 by the end of the year, a move which follows the retailer’s return to its iconic “clover leaf” design logo and the re-launch of its membership proposition – Members now receive a 5% reward on purchases of own-branded products and services, with a further 1% directly benefiting local good causes. In Wales, approaching 300 community groups and good causes are this week sharing almost £500,000 which has been raised in just six months.

Described as the fastest growing convenience retailer, the Co-op has out-performed its market over the last year with like-for-like sales up 3.5%, and locally sourcing products is a cornerstone of its food strategy. In December it awarded contracts to eleven smaller or, micro, breweries to supply around 80 of its Welsh stores including the Great Orme Brewery; Boss Brewing (Swansea): Tiny Rebel (Newport); Gower Brewery and, Glamorgan Brewing Company.

And from May, in a further boost for Welsh agriculture, the Co-op will sell only 100% British own-brand fresh beef, chicken, pork, lamb, bacon and turkey. It is already the only retailer to use British meat in all its chilled ready meals, pies and sandwiches.

Tina Mitchell, Managing Director for the Co-op, Wales, said:
“Continued investment in our brand and our business is delivering benefits for colleagues, members and communities right across Wales. And, consumers are responding to our commitment to doubling the number of local suppliers. Quality, trust and provenance are key for customers and we are working closely with smaller producers. It is their traditions, passion, and innovation which makes their products loved locally, and as a community retailer we are committed to championing great Welsh food and drink.

“The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum, and it is our aim to establish our stores as a local hub and a centre for the community. We want shoppers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op, and that members have an opportunity to make a difference locally. Simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us they are raising much needed funding for organisations in their community who contribute to improving local life.”

MD of Edwards of Conwy, Simon James, added:
“Since launching with Co-op we have been able to reach a wide range of new customers. Often located in agricultural communities, many Co-op stores are essential in providing all the range you would find in a larger supermarket as well as being convenient. Accessing these customers who perhaps weren’t aware of the Edwards range has helped us grow our sales and allows us continue to invest in expanding the number of local staff we employ as well as our business capability. Co-ops passion for providing its customers with high quality locally produced foods at a fair price fits perfectly with our own long established heritage for being a highly skilled producer of quality meat products.”

Further information about the benefits of Co-op membership and, its Local Community Fund, are available by visiting:

Further information:

Andrew Torr
Co-op Press Office
M: 07702 505 551

Source: Coop