BRC: Footfall in April grew 1.6% vs. same month the previous year, the fastest growth in five years

London, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ —

BRC- SPRINGBOARD FOOTFALL AND VACANCIES MONITOR – APRIL 2017

Covering the four weeks 02 April – 29 April 2017

  • Footfall in April grew 1.6 per cent on the same month in the previous year, the fastest growth since March 2014.
  • This is well above the three-month average of 0.7 per cent, which is the first positive three-month average since May 2014, and the highest since February 2012.
  • High Street footfall grew 2.3 per cent in April, the fastest growth since March 2014. This was ahead of the three-month average of 1.4 per cent.
  • Footfall to retail park destinations grew by 2.7% in April, the fastest growth since January 2016, and well ahead of the three-month average of 0.9 per cent.
  • Shopping Centre footfall fell by 0.6 per cent in April, a slower decline than the three-month average of -0.9 per cent.
  • The national town centre vacancy rate was 9.3 per cent in April 2017, down from 9.4 per cent in January 2017. This is largely due to sharp declines in Greater London and the East, the high street vacancy rates in all other nations/regions having risen in April.

Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief-Executive | British Retail Consortium

“The Easter holidays boosted family visits to shopping destinations in April, resulting in the fastest annual growth of footfall since March 2014. The inclusion of the holidays in this period will have distorted this figure but even looking beyond this, the picture over the last quarter has been largely positive.

“As has been the trend for some months now, high streets across most of the UK attracted the largest increase in visitors out of all shopping destinations. This translated into good news for stores too, which saw their fastest annual sales growth since January last year.

“At first glance the vacancy rate also looks positive for the month, with a modest decline. However, this average figure belies the increase that occurred in all areas of the UK except London, the East and the North & Yorkshire. We will have to wait for the impact of April’s business rates revaluations to materialise, but the challenges businesses face as the UK negotiates its future relationship with Europe has made reducing the burden and fundamentally reforming the business tax system even more critical.”

Diane Wehrle, Springboard Marketing and Insights Director 

“As Easter fell in April this year, as opposed to March last year, footfall was boosted by +1.6 per cent. This rise comprised a +5 per cent increase in the first half of the month – which culminated in Good Friday and Easter Saturday – and dropped 6.4 per cent in the last two weeks.

“The rise was fuelled further by the weakened Pound, which drove an increase in overseas tourists – demonstrated by the +2.7 per cent uplift in footfall in London’s West End in April – and in Easter staycations amongst domestic visitors. Easter staycations boosted footfall +5.1 per cent in coastal towns and +7.9 per cent in historic towns. The underlying structural shift towards leisure-focussed trips meant that whilst high street footfall rose +1.9 per cent during retail trading hours, trips to high streets after 5pm increased by more than +3 per cent.

“The vacancy rate also improved very slightly in April to 9.3 per cent from 9.4 per cent in January, but this disguises increases in vacancies in all areas apart from in London, the East and the North & Yorkshire. The vacancy rate is perhaps a portent of things to come; inflationary pressures are likely to increase, which could suppress customer behaviour and therefore occupier demand, notwithstanding the emergence of new occupiers who initially tend to focus on London.”

Contact:
BRC Press Office
TELEPHONE: + 44 (0) 20 7854 8924
EMAIL: media@brc.org.uk
OUT OF HOURS: +44 (0) 7557 747 269

Source: BRC

Morrisons signs new three-year contract milk deal with Arla Foods

Bradford, England, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons has agreed a new three-year contract starting in March 2018 that will mean its own-brand liquid milk is provided by Arla Foods.

Morrisons is looking forward to working more closely with their farmers on a range of sustainability and animal welfare measures.

As part of this deal, Morrisons is also committing to further enhancing its regional and local milk offering.

Steve Newbould, Morrisons Head of Trading – Dairy, said: “We believe this agreement will be simpler for our business and will help to develop a sustainable dairy sector.”

Contact: 
0845 611 5111

Source: Morrisons

British Land announces five new lettings in Yorkshire’s premier shopping destination Meadowhall

London, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land, joint owner of Meadowhall, Yorkshire’s premier shopping destination, has announced five new lettings to Flannels, Neal’s Yard, Godiva, Tag Heuer and Nespresso, plus four store redesigns by House of Fraser, All Saints, Hollister and Hugo Boss.

These lettings and redesigns complement the centre’s £60m refurbishment which is currently underway, as well as the £16 million retailer investment made by 42 brands that have redesigned stores since the start of the refurbishment last year. A further 31 store reformat projects are currently taking place, due to complete in line with the culmination of the refurbishment programme towards the end of the year.

New openings

  • Located on Meadowhall’s prominent Park Lane mall, leading luxury retailer, Flannels, will open a 10,000 sq ft store in May. The store will offer a range of luxury men’s and women’s designer fashion items from brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Hugo Boss, Stone Island, Belstaff and Paul Smith.
  • Opposite Flannels, organic natural health and beauty retailer Neal’s Yard will open a 700 sq ft store in the summer with a therapy room for wellbeing treatments.
  • Luxury Belgian chocolatier, Godiva, joins the line up with a 1,700 sq ft experience-led concept store in August, located on Meadowhall’s High Street next to North Face and Bose. The space will include a café and a boutique showcasing the brand’s chocolate artistry and products.
  • Located next to Goldsmiths and opposite Reiss, luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, Tag Heuer, will open a 1,820 sq ft store, its largest in the UK.
  • Following the successful launch of its first regional kiosk in Meadowhall, Nespresso, the market leader in premium portioned coffee, will open a permanent 1,200 sq ft store in Park Lane next to L’Occitane and Jigsaw.

Refurbishments

  • Department store, House of Fraser, will undergo refurbishments completing in September this year and introduce new brands to the store including Kate Spade and Ralph Lauren handbags.
  • British fashion retailer, All Saints, will install a new double height shop front in its 6,800 sq ft store.
  • American lifestyle brand, Hollister, has regeared its lease and will refurbish its 7,500 sq ft store and install a new double height shop front.
  • Hugo Boss has refurbished its 5,200 sq ft store located next to Diesel and House of Fraser to showcase its new menswear brand.

Richard Crowther, Asset Manager for British Land, said: “Our strategy is to ensure Meadowhall’s offer reflects consumers’ changing modern lifestyles. Attracting these premium brands to the line-up achieves this objective and is a great endorsement of the enhanced environment we and our occupiers are creating at the centre.”

Jenna Triscott, Marketing Manager for Flannels, added: “Meadowhall’s affluent and loyal customer base with a desire for designer brands, made it the perfect choice when selecting the location for our debut store in the region. We look forward to opening our new store within Meadowhall’s prestigious Park Lane and joining this thriving retail community.”

In addition to the latest signings and upsizes from premium and aspirational brands, fashion favourite, River Island, will be upsizing and refurbishing its store creating a new 21,000 sq ft unit. The news also complements a strong period of leasing at Meadowhall with the announcement of eight new retail signings and upsizes for Primark, Sports Direct, Wilko, Timberland and schuh kids, along with the UK flagship for Second Cup, totalling 90,000 sq ft of space over the last 6 months.

CBRE, Smith Young and Davis Coffer Lyons acted for Meadowhall. Rawstron Johnson and Ewan Mackay Property Consultants represented Flannels and Neal’s Yard respectively. CBRE and Harper Dennis Hobbs represented Nespresso and River Island respectively. Hartnell Taylor Cook and JLL represented Hollister and Godiva.

About British Land

We are one of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate companies. We own, manage, develop and finance a portfolio of high quality UK commercial property, focused on Retail and London Offices and Residential. We own or manage total assets of £19.0 billion (British Land share is £13.9 billion) as valued at 30 September 2016. Our properties are home to over 1,200 different organisations ranging from international brands to local start-ups.

Our strategy is to create Places People Prefer. It is based on long term trends and creates a portfolio suited to current and future needs which are aligned to modern lifestyles. We employ our placemaking skills, and increasingly our mixed-use expertise to expand the appeal to a broader range of occupiers and drive long term performance.

Retail accounts for 49% of our portfolio. We create outstanding places for modern consumer lifestyles, places to shop, eat and be entertained. Comprising over 20 million sq ft of Retail and Leisure space across regional and local multi-let destinations, superstores, department stores and leisure assets, the Retail portfolio is modern, flexible and adaptable to a wide range of formats.

Office and Residential accounts for 49% of our portfolio. It comprises 7.6 million sq ft of well-connected office-led campuses and high quality standalone buildings. Office campuses include Regent’s Place and Paddington Central in the West End and Broadgate (50% share) in the City. Other assets include York House, 10 Portman Square and Marble Arch House and our residential assets are at Clarges Mayfair, The Hempel Collection and Aldgate Place.

Two per cent of our portfolio is at Canada Water – a 46 acre redevelopment opportunity in our medium term pipeline to create a new mixed-use urban centre for London.

Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our places become part of their local communities and promote health, improve productivity and increase enjoyment. We protect asset value through energy generation and efficiency, materials innovation and flood risk reduction and we develop skills and opportunities to help local people and businesses grow.

In April 2016 British Land received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, the UK’s highest accolade for business success for economic, social and environmental benefits achievements over the last five years.

Further details can be found on the British Land website at www.britishland.com.

Enquiries:
Investor Relations:
Jonathan Rae
British Land
020 7467 2938

Media Relations:
Jackie Janssen
British Land
020 7467 3449

Pip Wood
British Land
020 7467 2838

Amanda McNally
Aver
020 3514 2137

Nick Thornton
Aver
020 3514 2148

Source: British Land

Sainsbury’s adds three light and fluffy Asian Buns to its ‘On the Go’ range

Sainsbury’s adds three light and fluffy Asian Buns to its ‘On the Go’ range

 

London, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week, Sainsbury’s will launch three light and fluffy Asian Buns to its ‘On the Go’ range – the first of its kind for a UK supermarket!

In recent years, Asian steamed buns have soared in popularity with well-established independents, such as London-based Bao, are now firmly on the foodie map with queues zigzagging down the street, and vendors such as Yum Buns popping up at street food markets across the UK.

Hitting Sainsbury’s stores nationwide this week, the new Asian buns, all priced at £2.70, include three exciting varieties:

  • Char Sui Pork Asian Bun
  • Bulgogi Beef Asian Bun
  • Honey & Soy Chicken Asian Bun

The new Asian Buns launch alongside over 20 new products in the On the Go range, including two new gluten free sandwiches, a vegan sandwich and new protein snacking pots, including Peppered Beef and Chicken Tikka slices.

For further information:

Georgia Nidd
Georgia.Nidd@sainsburys.co.uk
0207 695 6602.

Source: Sainsbury’s

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Tesco extends its Delivery Saver with new monthly membership plans

Tesco extends its Delivery Saver with new monthly membership plans

 

CHESHUNT, England, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has announced it has extended Delivery Saver, its subscription service for online orders, introducing monthly membership plans.

The new monthly plans offer customers the benefits and flexibility of Delivery Saver without having to commit to a six month or yearly plan.

Customers can save up to £20 a month on a monthly plan* and receive unlimited deliveries of Tesco groceries, Tesco Direct, F&F clothing and Tesco Wine by the Case*.

The convenience of the Delivery Saver service is proving popular with Tesco customers, with a 25% increase in subscribers over the past year with the biggest increase coming from families who are looking for the convenience of online food shopping.

Adrian Letts, Managing Director of Tesco Online, said:

“We want to make it as easy as possible for customers to shop online with Tesco. More and more customers are choosing Delivery Saver because of the convenience and value it offers, especially the access to free home delivery and Click+Collect.

By giving customers the option of a monthly plan we hope to welcome even more shoppers to the service.”

Delivery Saver customers benefit from free next day grocery Click+Collect*, available at over 320 locations nationwide, and priority access to delivery and collection slots during Tesco’s most popular periods, such as Easter and Christmas.

Customers can use Clubcard points to pay for their Delivery Saver plan and if their plan costs more than they would have spent on delivery charges, they are refunded the difference through the Delivery Saver guarantee**.

Tesco launched Delivery Saver in 2012 offering online grocery deliveries and has since included a range of other products and services in the scheme. Free deliveries on Tesco Wine by the Case were added later that year. Technology, toys and household goods sold on Tesco Direct were added in 2013 and F&F clothing the following year.

Notes to editors

*Based on customers choosing a monthly anytime plan and placing one delivery per week in a £7 delivery slots. Minimum spends per order apply.  Please see tesco.com/deliverysaver for terms and conditions and further details.

** If a customer spends more on their Delivery Saver plan than they would have done on delivery charges, they are given a grocery eCoupon for the difference.

A 1 month anytime Delivery Saver plan is £8 a month. For further Delivery Saver pricing please click here https://www.tesco.com/DeliverySaver/

We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701     

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Carrefour to host the seventh edition of Boucles du Cœur supporting the Grégory Lemarchal association

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — This year, the Boucles du Cœur will be supporting the Grégory Lemarchal association which is dedicated to improving the lives of cystic fibrosis sufferers and funding research into the disease. Each store can also choose their own local association and raise money for it by collecting donations from its customers.

For more than a month, Carrefour and Carrefour Market stores will be getting involved through a series of original events designed to raise money for more than 300 associations, all of which exist to improve the day-to-day lives of children with difficulties.

Six years of initiatives to help children in need
Every year, the Boucles du Cœur lend their support to a national association, giving it funding for research projects and what it needs so it can look after children in need. This year, the seventh edition, they are supporting the Grégory Lemarchal association. The 6 previous additions have supported projects managed by the Laurette Fugain association (in 2016), the Etoile de Martin (in 2015), SOS Children’s Village, ELA (the European Leukodystrophy Association), the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque (set up to enable children with heart malformations to undergo surgery in France) and the Fête le Mur (which fosters community involvement among disadvantaged children).

Thanks to the Boucles du Cœur, the Laurette Fugain association, for example, has been able to get its “LEA” project off the ground – a large-scale study designed to further our understanding of post-illness recovery. The Etoile de Martin was able to fund a research project into rare tumours in children. The Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque association brought 30 children suffering from heart malformations to France so they could be operated on – children who could not receive treatment in their home countries.

With the Boucles du Cœur, the Grégory Lemarchal association is seeking to fund a wide research programme into infections, and increase life expectancy for cystic fibrosis sufferers.

The Boucles du Cœur: key figures
In 2016, the campaign set a new record: nearly €2.3 million were donated, €480,000 which went to the Laurette Fugain association.
Since they were set up, the Boucles du Cœur have raised €6 million. This has been distributed among 6 national associations and more than 300 local associations – all set up to help children in difficulty.

Carrefour – helping those in need every day
Carrefour has been working with the charity sector for many years now, supporting charities and charity projects. Every day, Carrefour donates food to food aid associations, which made it the leading contributor to Food banks and the Restos du Cœur charity in 2016. In 2016, the equivalent of 103 million meals were donated to a thousand or so associations.

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

. By phone:

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

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

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

De beste vleeswaren uit de streek nu ook bij Albert Heijn

De beste vleeswaren uit de streek nu ook bij Albert Heijn

Zaandam, Netherlands, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ —
Samenvatting

Woenselse Berliner en Limburgs gebakken pastei? Waarschijnlijk niet bekend in heel Nederland, maar in Brabant en Eindhoven fietsen consumenten graag een rondje om voor deze vleeswaren van ambachtelijke kwaliteit. Vanaf vandaag krijgen ze ook bij Albert Heijn een plekje in het schap onder het label ‘Streeckgenoten’. De favoriete en meest populaire vleeswaren van topslagers uit de regio vind je bij Albert Heijn winkels in Limburg, Brabant en Zeeland, en zijn ook online verkrijgbaar. Later dit jaar volgen andere regio’s. Zo vind je het lekkers van dichtbij voortaan in je eigen Appie.

Mooie verhalen 

‘Jonge als ge het mar nie verder vertelt,’ zei de oma van slager Theo Beerens uit Eindhoven. Als zesjarige bleek hij het recept voor ‘Woenselse Berliner’ al te kennen, waar nu ook Brabantse klanten van Albert Heijn van kunnen genieten. Keurslager Rob van Velzen uit Zeeland geeft met gefilterd Oosterscheldewater een nieuwe smaak aan de Zeeuwse boerenham. Zijn ‘Scheldelander’ is straks bij Albert Heijn winkels in Zeeland verkrijgbaar. Jack Keulen in Hulsberg tot slot, verkoopt zijn specialiteit ‘Limburgs gebakken pastei’ in de supermarkt. Zijn familieslagerij maakt dit recept al 50 jaar op dezelfde unieke manier.

Wanneer?

Vanaf vandaag zijn de eerste regionale vleeswaren verkrijgbaar in Limburg, Brabant en Zeeland. In oktober wordt ‘Streeckgenoten’ landelijk uitgerold. Online zijn de producten voor iedereen in Nederland verkrijgbaar. Dus woon je als geboren Brabander nu in Groningen, dan kun je gewoon je favoriete regionale vleeswaren bestellen!

Afdeling mediarelaties:
pers@ah.nl
088 6590 2020

Source: Albert Heijn

Lyf Pay: A new major mobile payment solution to be rolled out across France on 18 May

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new major mobile payment solution is born. The merger of Fivory and Wa! announced last October promised to create a unique, innovative solution to meet the everyday needs of retailers and their customers. That moment has now come: Lyf Pay application, available for all smartphones as of 18 May, is set to bring greater convenience and simplicity in consumers’ day-to-day life.

Lyf Pay: backed by top-rank partners

As customers become increasingly mobile and connected, it is becoming ever more vital for retailers and banks to provide them with new shopping experiences, reinvent the customer relationship, and make good use of the data which flows from these interactions.

Given these new challenges, Lyf Pay is a unique initiative in Europe, bringing together the leading players in their respective fields – BNP Paribas, Carrefour, Crédit Mutuel*, Auchan, Mastercard, Oney and Total.

An innovative mobile payment app

Lyf Pay offers an innovative, secure, multi-service mobile payment app, designed to take customer relationship to an entirely new level. When it comes to the new digital approaches to retailing, service personalisation and responsible data management are a prerequisite for both retailers and customers. Lyf Pay is all about cutting-edge technology with a human face: a means of creating a very special, close relationship between all those involved – consumers, retailers and their banking partners.

Simplifying the day-to-day lives of all users

Developed in conjunction with retailers and with the customer firmly in mind, Lyf Pay covers an extremely broad set of needs: in-store payments, ranging from small local shops to large retail chains; online shopping; friends and family payments; and even charitable donations. By integrating payment cards, loyalty cards and coupons, and displaying news flashes from users’ favourite shops, alerting them to available special offers, and providing information on their expenditure, this new app goes a long way to creating a highly intimate relationship with the consumers it serves.

The app is non-proprietary and can be installed on any type of smartphone. It is underpinned by the knowhow of Lyf Pay’s banking partners in terms of transaction security, and is also the result of intensive work to ensure a streamlined, user-friendly experience for the customer. In short, Lyf Pay is a highly convenient answer to the widespread need for a dematerialised wallet.

A promising solution already making strides in the market

Having won the approval and the backing of leading retail groups, such as Auchan Retail France and Total, plus a number of independent traders and partners such as events specialists, entertainment and sport but also charity and student organisations, Lyf Pay is already a proven solution.

Scheduled for full rollout across France on 18 May, Lyf Pay will rapidly expand the number of points of sale – and also services – that accept the new app. Lyf Pay will also gradually add new functionality designed to meet the ever-increasing range of ways in which the app will be used.

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

. By phone:

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

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

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

Carrefour recognised 6 French SMEs at 4th SME and Innovation Trade Show

Carrefour recognised 6 French SMEs at 4th SME and Innovation Trade Show

 

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the 4th SME and Innovation Trade Show, Carrefour awarded prizes on Wednesday 10 May to 6 French SMEs in recognition of their products – products which combine innovation and social and environmental responsibility.  The day served as an opportunity for the retailer to shine a spotlight on its partners, and to showcase the expertise and creativity of companies throughout the country.

Nowadays, innovation is a powerful growth lever for companies.  SMEs listen to the market and quickly evolve to cater to the new needs of consumers who are on the lookout for increasingly healthy and responsible products. By holding these annual Awards, Carrefour is hoping to perpetuate this trend.

Innovation and CSR Awards for SMEs: Winners by category

“Well-being and naturalness”:  Swania (Nanterre – north-eastern Paris)
Founded in 2015 and known for the three brands that it sells (Maison Verte, O’Cédar and Baranne), this young company based in the Paris region was awarded a prize in recognition of its ultra-effective “Maison Verte” grease-busting washing-up liquid. Made from plant-based cleaning agents, it has no colouring and is completely allergen- and fragrance-free.

“Local and socially-responsible economy”: Invitation to the farm (Blain – western France)
Based in the Loire-Atlantique region (Western France), the first nationwide network of organic farms specialised in transforming dairy products continues to break new ground, developing ultra-fresh dairy products with ingredients whose origins are fully controlled.
The network was awarded a prize in recognition of its tasty, organic, responsible farmhouse creme caramel made with salted butter.

“Organic products”: Soleillans (Carpentras – south-eastern France)
Founded in 2013, this company, which adopts a local approach, received an award in recognition of its socially-responsible Provence tomato cherry coulis.
Underpinned by a local supply chain with all stakeholders based within a 50-km radius, it is produced organically using a variety of tomato that is well-suited to the specific features of the region and the industrial process.

“Region and tradition”: Auxon cheese dairy (Auxon – eastern France)
An independent family-run business that has been making cheese for four generations. In particular, it is famous for its Chaource PDO cheese.
For the SME  Innovation awards, the company entered a product which has attracted a great deal of attention and which is totally unique: a cheese matured in rosé champagne

“Nutrition and health”: Il était un fruit (Lunel – southern France)
In France’s Hérault region in the south, this SME has developed an innovative process for producing a selection of practical, easy-to-eat dried fruits without any additives or added sugar. The SME received an award in recognition of this innovation. But tribute was also paid to it for its anti-wastage initiative: any fruit which it cannot sell on the fresh fruit market is used in some other way.

“Convenient to use”: La Maison Fournier (Calais – northern France)
Salters and curers since 1901, this Calais-based company has one key principle: quality is central to everything it does – its hygiene practices, its ethics, its commitment to the environment and the organoleptic qualities of its products.  The company has developed a unique “3D S Skin” packaging system that was awarded a prize. It uses it to ensure that one of its flagship products – 200 g fillets of MSC cod –  is stored in optimum conditions.

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

. By phone:

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

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

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

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SSP Group plc opens state-of-the-art conference centre in Düsseldorf Airport

SSP Group plc opens state-of-the-art conference centre in Düsseldorf Airport

 

London, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP Group plc, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has partnered with Düsseldorf Airport to open a state-of-the-art conference centre in the heart of the airport.

The new conference centre DUSconference plus was officially opened on 10thMay. It is operated by SSP who were awarded the contract last year for the conference centre, along with a deal to open eight food and beverage units at the airport.

Dr. Jan-Henrik Andersson, CCO of SSP DACH said: “We are delighted that SSP and Düsseldorf Airport have partnered to open this brand new state-of-the-art conference centre. Its modern infrastructure and unique configuration makes it an ideal location for meetings or for conferences. We have already received a great number of bookings which shows the high demand for work spaces and meeting rooms with a direct connection to the airport.”

DUSconference plus spans approximately 3,000 square metres and has a range of business-friendly facilities from individual workstations, small meeting rooms, to board rooms and large conference spaces.

Individual workstations that allow travellers to carry on with business in a work-conducive calm environment away from the bustle of the main airport can be booked in advance. ‘Think tank’ meeting rooms offer space for small group meetings without the need to book, making them perfectly tailored to those working on the move. There are also 15 boardrooms available for up to 12 people, each with a view of the runway. For larger meetings or events the convention centre offers 10 conference rooms with space for up to 320 people. In addition to these workspaces, DUSconference plus’ business lounge is the perfect place to meet in a more relaxed atmosphere.

The conference centre’s location within the airport makes it the ideal venue for visitors arriving by plane, with just a short walk from the gates to the conference room. The airport also has excellent local and long distance railway connections as well as a nearby motorway network, ample parking and various hotels in close proximity for longer stays.

Guests of the DUSconference plus will also be able to enjoy a wide range of food options. In addition to a diverse range of self-service snacks in the foyer, guests in the board and conference rooms can choose from a selection of diverse brands from the SSP portfolio from fine pastry goods from the French Boulangerie Épi to creations from the famous TV chefs Tim Mälzer and Jamie Oliver served in the Hausmann’s and Jamie’s Deli.

“The DUSconference plus conference centre will provide a solution for the modern way of working,” said Thomas Schnalke, chairman of the management board of Düsseldorf Airport. “This 2.5-million-euro investment is situated amidst the Rhine-Ruhr region, the third strongest economic region in Europe and is an ideal place for national and international conferences.”

As one of the main operators at Düsseldorf Airport, SSP has now opened seven new gastronomic units since the beginning of 2017, ranging from internationally recognised brands such as KFC to concepts designed exclusively for the airport such as the oriental Mosaic.

For more information about the new DUSconference plus please visit:

https://www.dus.com/en/businesspartner/business-place/conferences-meeting

If you are a journalist and have a press enquiry, please call Templemere Public Relations on +44 (0) 1306 735574 or press.office@ssp-intl.com

Source: SSP Group

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FREIZEITKURSE MIT AUSSICHT: KLUBSCHULE MIGROS UND TOURISMUSORGANISATIONEN BAUEN ANGEBOT AUS

FREIZEITKURSE MIT AUSSICHT: KLUBSCHULE MIGROS UND TOURISMUSORGANISATIONEN BAUEN ANGEBOT AUS

 

Gossau, Switzerland, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nach dem erfolgreichen Pilot im Vorjahr haben die Klubschule Migros und Schweiz Tourismus ihr Bewegungs-, Kulinarik und Kreativangebot „Freizeitkurse mit Aussicht“ ausgebaut: Die Kombination von Klubschulkursen mit Übernachtungsangebot gibt es neu nicht nur in Graubünden, sondern auch in der Ostschweiz. Die Angebote entsprechen dem Trend, in den Ferien Neues zu lernen.

Die Klubschule Migros Ostschweiz und Schweiz Tourismus haben 2016 in Zusammenarbeit mit Graubünden Ferien im Rahmen eines Pilotprojekts Kurse in vier verschiedenen Bündner Tourismusdestinationen angeboten. Von Landschaftsmalen und Fotografie über Kulinarik bis hin zu Yoga – das Angebot kam an. In den elf durchgeführten Kursen konnten rund 80 Teilnehmende begrüsst werden. Eine Umfrage im Anschluss an die Kurse zeigte, dass 100 Prozent der Teilnehmenden die Kurse weiterempfehlen würden.

Bildungstourismus als Chance

Für die beteiligten Organisationen war deshalb klar, dass sie das Angebot auch dieses Jahr weiterführen und weiterentwickeln würden. „Es ist eine Win-Win-Situation“, sagt César Redondo, Leiter Produktmanagement der Klubschule Migros Ostschweiz, „wir können so unsere Kompetenz und die Vielfältigkeit unseres Angebots auch ausserhalb der eigenen vier Wände präsentieren.“ So gibt es im Herbst 2017 nicht nur in den bereits erprobten Orten Davos, Flims, Scuol und Pontresina Freizeitkurse mit Aussicht, sondern auch in Seewis im Prättigau und auf der Lenzerheide. „Wir sehen im Bildungstourismus ein grosses Potenzial, und es freut uns deshalb, dass das Angebot der Klubschule Migros auf weitere Bündner Orte ausgeweitet wird“, sagt Martin Vincenz, CEO von Graubünden Ferien.

St. Gallen-Bodensee-Tourismus: Kurse mit Stadt- oder Seeblick

Zusätzlich arbeiten die Klubschule Migros und Schweiz Tourismus für das Projekt neu mit St. Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus zusammen. Die drei Organisationen haben gemeinsam Angebote für Gesang im Toggenburg, Floristik im Hotel Heiden, Aquarellieren im Wartegg-Schlossgarten in Rorschacherberg sowie „Alles Spitze“ in der Stadt St. Gallen entwickelt. „Diese Zusammenarbeit eröffnet uns neue Möglichkeiten, interessante Angebote für unsere Gäste und Hotelpartner zu kreieren. Gemeinsam entwickeln wir uns weiter und hoffen, die Angebotspalette sukzessive auf die gesamte Ostschweiz ausweiten zu können“, sagt Tobias Treichler, Marketingleiter von St. Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus. Dominic Keller, Leiter Markt Schweiz bei Schweiz Tourismus, zeigt sich sehr erfreut über den neuen Tourismuspartner: „Die Partnerschaft mit St. Gallen-Bodensee Tourismus erlaubt uns, weitere wichtige Erfahrungen für das optimale Kurs- und Übernachtungsangebot zu sammeln. Langfristig wollen wir damit in der ganzen Schweiz zur Stärkung des lokalen Tourismus beitragen.“

Alle Kurse finden zwischen 7. September und 31. Oktober 2017 statt und beinhalten zwei Übernachtungen im jeweiligen Hotel. Der Preis liegt zwischen 529.- und 759.- Franken pro Person.

Übersicht über das Kursangebot

Yoga und Ayurveda in Flims

Die imposante Bergwelt rund um Flims bietet die optimale Umgebung, um sich zu entspannen. Der zweitägige Workshop „Yoga und Ayurveda“ mit Übernachtungen im Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof gibt eine praxisorientierte Einführung in die indische Heilkunst Ayurveda. Die Teilnehmenden erhalten einen Einblick in die ayurvedische Küche und probieren verschiedene Entspannungsmethoden aus. Beim Früh-Yoga blicken sie auf den türkis schimmernden Caumasee.

Landschaftsmalen im Hotel Schatzalp in Davos
Während zwei Kurstagen lernen die Teilnehmenden an der frischen Luft mit Bleistift, Tusche, Aquarell & Co. zu arbeiten. Dabei eignen sie sich unter fachkundiger Leitung verschiedene Zeichen- und Maltechniken, die Grundlagen der Perspektive und wertvolles Wissen zur Farbenlehre an. Das legendäre Hotel Schatzalp oberhalb von Davos bietet eine gute Kulisse dafür.

Fototour ins Engadin 
Im zweitätigen Kurs „Fototour ins Engadin“ mit Übernachtung im Hotel Rosatsch in Pontresina zeigt der mehrfach ausgezeichnete Fotograf Roland Hemmi den Teilnehmenden seine Heimat durch die Linse der Kamera. Die Kursteilnehmenden lernen die besten Fotospots kennen und gewinnen wertvolles Know-how zum Fotografieren im Freien.

Kulinarische Höhepunkte in Scuol
Im Kurs „Kulinarik – Bündner Spezialitäten“ erlebt man in zwei Tagen hautnah, was die typische Bündner Küche auszeichnet. Dafür sorgt René Stoye, der Küchenchef des Hotels Guarda Val (14 Gault Millau-Punkte), mit einem exklusiven Kochkurs höchst persönlich. Anschliessend lernen die Teilnehmenden in der Valentin Vinoteca mehr über die faszinierenden Bündner Weintrauben. Am zweiten Tag stellen sie zwei ganz spezielle Feriensouvenirs her: Eine echte Bündner Nusstorte und eine Bündner Salsiz.

Worldmusik und Jazzgesang im Toggenburg
Musik aus aller Welt erfüllt beim zweitägigen Gesangsworkshop mit Übernachtung in Stump’s Alpenrose in Wildhaus das Toggenburg. Jazz steht genauso auf dem Programm wie Musik aus Westafrika und dem Mittleren Osten. Zwischen Alpwiesen und Schwendisee beschäftigen sich die Teilnehmenden mit Atemtechnik und Stimmbildung, mit Harmonik und Tonleitern, mit Klang und Rhythmik.

Herbstfloristik in Heiden 
Dem Alltag zwei Tage den Rücken kehren und sich komplett der eigenen Kreativität widmen – das kann man beim Kurs „Herbstfloristik über dem Bodensee“ im Hotel Heiden. Unter fachkundiger Anleitung vertiefen die Teilnehmenden verschiedenen florale Techniken und experimentieren mit vielfältigen Materialien. Neben den kreativen Stunden bleibt genügend Zeit, um den einzigartigen Ausblick über den Bodensee zu geniessen.

Spitzen-Tage in St. Gallen
Die weltbekannten St. Galler Spitzen stehen im Zentrum dieses Kurzaufenthaltes, der Mode mit süssem Genuss kombiniert. Die Patissiers des Hotels Einstein führen die Teilnehmenden in die Geheimnisse des Tortenbackens und -füllens ein und zeigen, wie man ein Backwerk mit einer filigranen Spitzenapplikation verziert. Spitzenmässig geht es weiter im Nähatelier, wo die Teilnehmenden eine angesagte Clutch aus Spitzen fertigen. Die Inspiration dazu gibt‘s zuvor im Textilmuseum.

Aquarellieren in Rorschacherberg
Aquarellieren im Englischen Garten mit Blick auf den Bodensee – so sieht Ostschweizer Savoir-Vivre im 450-jährigen Schloss Wartegg in Rorschacherberg aus. Anhand von Farbstudien, Stillleben, Naturstudien und Landschaften erlernen die Teilnehmenden die verschiedenen Grundtechniken der Wasserfarbenmalerei. Dazwischen geniessen sie die Schloss-Gastronomie im Bio-Restaurant.

Functional Training auf der Lenzerheide
Aktive Erholung liegt im Trend – weg vom Bürostuhl, E-Mails und Telefon ist Functional Training  ideal um den Körper ganzheitlich zu trainieren. Im zweitätigen Workshop lernen die Teilnehmenden, wie sie bewusst Bewegung in ihren Alltag einbauen und sich damit vor Verspannungen und Fehlbelastungen schützen können. Für die Entspannung nach dem Schwitzen steht im Hotel Schweizerhof der grösste Hamam der Bündner Berge bereit.

Achtsamkeit lernen im Prättigau
Eine wirkungsvolle Methode gegen Stress heisst Achtsamkeit. Mit verschiedenen Körperübungen und ZaZen – einer bewährten Meditationstechnik des Zen-Buddhismus – üben die Teilnehmenden den achtsamen Umgang mit Themen des Alltags. Sie entwickeln ein Bewusstsein für ihre Atmung und lernen, ihre Aufmerksamkeit auf den Augenblick zu richten. Das 1400-Dorf Seewis mit dem familiär geführten Hotel Scesaplana bildet den passenden Rahmen dazu.

Weitere Informationen und Buchungen: www.klubschule.ch/aussicht 

Contact:
Genossenschaft Migros Ostschweiz
Frau Natalie Brägger
Kommunikation / Kulturprozent / Sponsoring
Industriestrasse 47
9201 Gossau
TEL: 071 493 24 46
FAX: 071 493 27 89
E-MAIL: natalie.braegger@gmos.ch

Source: Migros

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Bei Coop wird der Sommer gelb und flauschig

Coop-Sammelaktion mit Minion-Kissenfiguren

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Passend zum neuen Kinofilm “Ich, einfach unverbesserlich 3” bringt Coop die beliebten Minions als Kissenfiguren in die Schweizer Kinderzimmer. So gibt es zum Beispiel Carl, Dave oder Einhorn Fluffy für 40 Sammelmarken gratis. Die flauschigen Sammelstücke können auch mit 20 Sammelmarken für je 9.90 Franken bei Coop gekauft werden. Pro Einkaufsbetrag von 10 Franken erhalten Coop-Kundinnen und -Kunden eine Sammelmarke. Neu kann auch digital mit der Supercard App mitgesammelt werden.

Sie sind gelb, sie lieben Bananen und sie begeistern Gross und Klein, seit sie 2010 zum ersten Mal auf der Kino-Leinwand zu sehen waren. Ab Juni sind die beliebten Minions im neuesten Animationsfilm der Universal Studios “Ich, einfach unverbesserlich 3” wieder in den Kinos. Passend dazu bringt Coop die gelben Stars als Sammelaktion schon jetzt in die Schweiz.

Sammelaktion bis Ende Juni
Vom 15. Mai bis 24. Juni 2017 erhalten Coop-Kunden pro Einkaufsbetrag von 10 Franken eine Sammelmarke. Mit 20 Sammelmarke können die Kissenfiguren für 9.90 Franken gekauft und ab 40 Sammelmarken gratis bezogen werden. Alle Coop-Supermärkte, Coop-City-Warenhäuser, Coop Bau+Hobby Baumärkte und Coop-Restaurants sowie Coop@home machen bei der Sammelaktion mit. Die Kissenfiguren sind bis 8. Juli 2017 erhältlich. Mehr zur Sammelaktion: www.coop.ch/minions

Coop bringt Sammelmarken aufs Smartphone
Coop-Kundinnen und -Kunden können neu mittels Supercard-App an der Sammelaktion teilnehmen. Pro 10 Franken Einkaufswert werden die Sammelmarken automatisch digital gutgeschrieben. Und so funktioniert’s: In der Supercard-App oder unter www.supercard.ch/digitale-sammelpaesse teilnehmen, bei 20 beziehungsweise 40 Sammelmarken digitalen Bon aktivieren, Supercard an der Kasse vorzeigen und den Wunsch-Minion auswählen.

Kontakt:

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

Ramón Gander
Mediensprecher
Tel. +41 61 336 71 67

Andrea Bergmann
Mediensprecherin
Tel. +41 61 336 67 37

Angela Wimmer
Mediensprecherin
Tel. +41 61 336 71 87

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Bei Coop wird der Sommer gelb und flauschig

 

Source: coop.ch

INTERSPAR Austria hypermarkets bring in-store bakeries to customers nationwide

INTERSPAR Austria hypermarkets bring in-store bakeries to customers nationwide

 

Austria, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — INTERSPAR Hypermarkets are delighted to be able to bring instore bakeries to customers nationwide. A great advantage for customers is that in addition to a wide selection of oven-fresh delicacies, INTERSPAR Hypermarkets offer tasty traditional large breads. Furthermore, at INTERSPAR Hypermarkets, as part of the expanded services, it is now possible to buy part loaves as well as whole loaves of the improved range.

Eight company owned bakeries deliver daily oven-fresh delicacies not only to the INTERSPAR Hypermarkets but also to SPAR and EUROSPAR Supermarkets. The baked goods are made exclusively from Austrian flour which ensures that INTERSPAR is the only national retail baker in Austria. Within the scope of pioneering instore bakeries, part of the production is carried out instore.

“We want to inspire our customers – not only with taste but also with the craftsmanship of our bakers. In all INTERSPAR Hypermarkets, customers can now experience the art of baking by instore bakeries. Our customers can see as we ferment and bake our breads and pastries. This clearly distinguishes us from our competitors. We do not just crisp up our baking goods, we actually bake it instore”, said a spokesperson of INTERSPAR Austria.

As is customary in bakeries, customers are now able to taste for themselves the products instore. “If customers want to, we even cut individual slices and put the slice of bread in plain paper”, explains INTERSPAR Head of Bakery Dieter Erich Schranz.

Regional and seasonal delicacies for local customers

Austrians are particularly selective when it comes to breads and pastries. Each region has its own recipes, tastes and preferences. “Through our eight company owned bakeries, which we operate all over Austria, we are able to meet our customers’ needs and prepare fresh bread and bakery specialties. In addition, the bread and bakery range is supplemented by local bakeries. Under the local initiative “The best from home”, 100 bakers are currently supplying nearby INTERSPAR Hypermarkets with regional specialties to complement the existing offer.

Bakery atmosphere instore

In addition to new breads, customers also notice INTERSPAR’s focus on bakery through the new design in stores. Fermentation cabinets and ovens are placed just behind the sales counter. Rustic shelves, wooden crates and white tiles create an authentic bakery atmosphere – just like at the bakery around the corner.

Contact:

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

Source: Spar International

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Green Chile Food Company recalls ready-to-eat meat and poultry frozen burrito products that may be adulterated with Listeria

WASHINGTON, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Green Chile Food Company, a Las Cruces, N.M. establishment, is recalling approximately 252,854 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) meat and poultry frozen burrito products because they may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (May 13, 2017).

The ready-to-eat meat and poultry frozen burrito items were produced and packaged on various dates between March 8, 2017 and May 10, 2017. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 8-oz paper wrap packages containing “am pm & Green Chile FOOD COMPANY, EGG & BACON BURRITO with Cheddar Cheese, Potato, Green Chile, Salsa & Jalapeños” with case code of 833425000900.
  • 8-oz paper wrap packages containing “am pm & Green Chile FOOD COMPANY, POBLANO CHICKEN BURRITO with Monterrey Jack Cheese, Salsa, Rice, Onion, Green Chile and Green & Red Bell Peppers” with case code of 833425000931.
  • 8-oz paper wrap packages containing “am pm & Green Chile FOOD COMPANY, BEEF & POTATO BURRITO with Cheddar Cheese, Green Chile & Salsa” with case code of 833425000887.
  • 7-oz paper wrap packages containing “Green Chile FOOD COMPANY, Chipotle Chicken Burrito with Salsa & Monterey Jack” with case code of 833425001426.
  • 7-oz paper wrap packages containing “Green Chile FOOD COMPANY, CARNITAS Burrito with Salsa, Monterey Jack & Cilantro Lime Rice” with case code of 833425001488.
  • 7-oz paper wrap packages containing “Green Chile FOOD COMPANY, EGG & SAUSAGE Breakfast Burrito with HASHBROWNS, Salsa, & Cheddar” with case code of 833425000382.
  • 7-oz paper wrap packages containing “Green Chile FOOD COMPANY, EGG & BACON Breakfast Burrito with HASHBROWNS, Salsa, Green Chile & Cheddar” with case code of 833425000368.
  • 7-oz paper wrap packages containing “Green Chile FOOD COMPANY, BEEF Burrito with POTATO, GREEN CHILE, Salsa & Cheddar” with case code of 833425000320.
  • 7-oz paper wrap packages containing “Green Chile FOOD COMPANY, CHICKEN FAJITA Burrito with Salsa & Cheddar” with case code of 833425000429.
  • 7-oz paper wrap packages containing “Green Chile FOOD COMPANY, SHREDDED STEAK Burrito with Salsa, Monterey Jack, Green Chile, Onion, Rice & Jalapeño Peppers” with case code of 10833425008941.
  • 7-oz paper wrap packages containing “Green Chile FOOD COMPANY, BEEF & BEAN Burrito with Green Chile, Salsa & Cheddar” with case code of 833425000344.
  • 7-oz paper wrap packages containing “Green Chile FOOD COMPANY, FIESTA Breakfast Burrito with Beef, Egg, HASHBROWNS, GREEN CHILE, Cheddar & Sausage” with case code of 833425000405.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “M-21740 or P-21740” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutions, retail stores and distribution centers in California, Illinois, Oregon, and South Dakota.

The problem was initially discovered by FSIS Inspection Program Personnel (IPP) during a routine Listeria monocytogenes product sample of beef and potato burrito.

There have been no confirmed reports of illness due to consumption of these products.

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

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

Consumers who have purchased these products 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 www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Green Chile Concepts, Premiere Response Contact Center, at (800) 695-0843. Members of the media with questions regarding the recall can contact Greg Flack, CEO, at (952) 666-2995.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 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: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

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.

Contact:

Congressional and Public Affairs
Veronika Medina
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

Source: USDA

The Children’s Place to host 1Q 2017 results conference call on Thursday, May 18, 2017

SECAUCUS, N.J., 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Children’s Place, Inc.(Nasdaq:PLCE) today (May 11, 2017 ) announced that in conjunction with the release of its First Quarter 2017 financial results, you are invited to listen to the Company’s conference call on Thursday, May 18, 2017, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

To access the webcast, visit http://investor.childrensplace.com. An archive of the webcast can be accessed two hours after the live call has concluded.

About The Children’s Place, Inc.
The Children’s Place is the largest pure-play children’s specialty apparel retailer in North America.  The Company designs, contracts to manufacture, sells at retail and wholesale, and licenses to sell fashionable, high-quality merchandise at value prices, primarily under the proprietary “The Children’s Place,” “Place” and “Baby Place” brand names.  As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated 1,039 stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, an online store at www.childrensplace.com, and had 150 international points of distribution open and operated by its 6 franchise partners in 17 countries.

Forward Looking Statement

This press release contains, and the above referenced conference call may contain, forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to statements relating to the Company’s strategic initiatives and adjusted net income per diluted share.  Forward-looking statements typically are identified by use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “plan,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently.  These forward-looking statements are based upon the Company’s current expectations and assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially. Some of these risks and uncertainties are described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the “Risk Factors” section of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 28, 2017. Included among the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially are the risk that the Company will be unsuccessful in gauging fashion trends and changing consumer preferences, the risks resulting from the highly competitive nature of the Company’s business and its dependence on consumer spending patterns, which may be affected by weakness in the economy that continues to affect the Company’s target customer, the risk that the Company’s strategic initiatives to increase sales and margin are delayed or do not result in anticipated improvements, the risk of delays, interruptions and disruptions in the Company’s global supply chain, including resulting from foreign sources of supply in less developed countries or more politically unstable countries, the risk that the cost of raw materials or energy prices will increase beyond current expectations or that the Company is unable to offset cost increases through value engineering or price increases, and the uncertainty of weather patterns. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made.  The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Contact: 
Robert Vill
Group Vice President, Finance
(201) 453-6693

Source: Children’s Place, Inc./globenewswire

Dunkin’ Donuts hosts new Perks Week from May 15-19

Dunkin’ Donuts hosts new Perks Week from May 15-19

 

Dunkin’ Donuts will add $5 to the account balance of first 20,000 people who enroll as new members in DD Perks during Perks Week using special bonus code PERKSWEEK

CANTON, MA, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last November, Dunkin’ Donuts welcomed the holiday season with a special gift to its most loyal guests, launching its first-ever Perks Week, bringing five days of daily offers exclusively for members of the DD Perks® Rewards Program. Six months later, with now more than six million DD Perks members, Dunkin’ Donuts is bringing back this popular program, today (May 11, 2017)  announcing that a new Perks Week will begin Monday, May 15 and continue to Friday, May 19.

Each day DD Perks members will be served a special daily deal. All daily deal offers are open to both existing DD Perks members and anyone who enrolls in the program during the week. As an added incentive for new members, the first 20,000 people who join DD Perks during this period using promo code PERKSWEEK will receive $5, loaded directly onto their enrolled DD Card.

Daily deals for the upcoming Perks Week include:

  • Mobile Monday: Earn triple points on all purchases made via On-the-Go Mobile Ordering.
  • Two Hundred Point Tuesday: Earn a free beverage (200 points) for using Auto Reload. (Available for new auto enrollees only. Limit one per customer.)
  • WTFast Wednesday: Earn a free beverage (200 points) when using On-the-Go Mobile Ordering. (Limit one bonus point offer per DD Perks member.)
  • Top Speed Thursday: Enjoy a medium-size cup of Dunkin’ Donuts’ signature Hot or Iced Coffee for the special price of $1.29 when purchased via On-the-Go Mobile Ordering. (Limit one per DD Perks member.)
  • Fun-filled Friday: Earn a free beverage (200 points) with the purchase of Dunkin’ Frozen Coffee. (Limit one bonus point offer per DD Perks member.) This offer will coincide with a nationwide tasting event, in which Dunkin’ Donuts will offer all guests a complimentary sample (3.5-ounce) of Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee from 10 AM to 2 PM at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the country, while supplies last.

In addition to Perks Week offers, DD Perks members who make a purchase during Perks Week with their enrolled DD Card, or anyone that enrolls in the DD Perks Rewards Program, will be entered into a daily drawing to receive a year’s supply of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. No Purchase Necessary. 18+. For details on how to enter without purchase, and for official rules, please visit http://ddsweeps.com/.

Dunkin’ Donuts today also announced a special Mother’s Day offer for its DD Perks members. On Sunday, May 14, DD Perks members will earn 50 bonus points with the purchase of a dozen donuts or a 50-count box of MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats.

According to Sherrill Kaplan, Vice President of Digital Marketing and Innovation for Dunkin’ Donuts U.S., programs like Perks Week underscore the brand’s commitment to show appreciation for its most loyal guests. “Loyalty is the main focus for all that we do at Dunkin’ Donuts, and our guests appreciate that we recognize their passion and allegiance to our brand in meaningful ways. We are excited to bring back Perks Week to reward both new and existing DD Perks members.”

The DD Perks Rewards Program rewards guests nationwide with points toward free Dunkin’ Donuts beverages for every visit they make at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations. With DD Perks, guests earn five points for every dollar they spend on qualifying purchases at Dunkin’ Donuts when they pay using an enrolled DD Card, either plastic or via the Dunkin’ Mobile App. Once a member accrues 200 points, he or she receives a coupon for a free beverage of their choice, redeemable at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. To enroll in DD Perks and for complete details about the program, visit www.DDPerks.com.

Dunkin’ Donuts gives DD Perks members the exclusive opportunity to order ahead and speed past the line in store through On-the-Go Mobile Ordering. DD Perks members can place a mobile order up to 24 hours in advance, select their desired location, and then simply confirm via the Dunkin’ Donuts Mobile® App when they are ready to pick up their order inside the restaurant, or at the drive-thru. The order is automatically paid for using their Dunkin’ Donuts Card within the App. In the restaurant, DD Perks Members have no need to wait, as they can speed past the line in store and go straight to pick up their items at a designated area. They also have the ability to save their recent orders as a favorite to speed up their next Dunkin’ run.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com, or subscribe to the Dunkin’ Donuts blog to receive notifications at https://news.dunkindonuts.com/blog.

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

Contact:

Michelle King
Dunkin’ Brands
781-737-5200
Michelle.King@dunkinbrands.com

Source: Dunkin’ Donuts

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POLAND: SiNSAY to open in newly renewed Galeria Emka in Koszalin

London, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two weeks before the official opening of the renewed Galeria Emka, the Centre gained another fashion tenant. SiNSAY will be the first store of this brand in Koszalin and will certainly attract great number of visitors to Emka.

Galeria Emka in Koszalin finalised the agreement with another tenant which is the Sinsay brand belonging to LPP S.A., the owner of such brands as Reserved, House, Mohito and Cropp. It was created in 2013 especially for young women between 15-24 years of age, and its motto perfectly reflects its character: “I’m good but not an angel”.  SiNSAY creates clothes for original and confident girls who are inspired with fashion trends and are not afraid of patterns and colours. The collection is full of modern jeans and interesting accessories, and its hallmarks are T-shirts with bold printings. It’s a perfect option for the rock style and street fashion lovers, but romantics will also find there something for themselves.

The SiNSAY brand has been rapidly developing for several years – it opened over 140 stores in Poland and successfully started the expansion into foreign markets. The store in Emka, which is opening on 20th May, will be another one in Pomerania, but the only one in Koszalin. It will be located on the first floor and will occupy the surface of 300 sqm.

Lately the group of Galeria Emka’s tenants was joined by two other domestic brands – Top Secret and Giacomo Conti.

Galeria Emka will be pompously opened on 20th May and the main attraction of the day will be Margaret’s concert.

Galeria Emka was opened in 2002 and is the longest operating shopping centre in Koszalin. The owner and manager of the gallery is London and Cambridge Sp. z o.o., which is the Polish branch of LCP.

Contact:

Tel: 01384 400123
Email: propertyenquiry@lcpproperties.co.uk

Source: LCP

Ulta Beauty to host first quarter 2017 results conference call on Thursday, May 25, 2017

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) today (May 11, 2017) announced that the Company will conduct a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2017 results on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 4:00 p.m. Central Time. A press release detailing the Company’s first quarter 2017 results will be issued after the market closes and prior to the call. The conference call will be hosted by Mary Dillon, Chief Executive Officer, and Scott Settersten, Chief Financial Officer.

Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial (877) 705-6003. The conference call will also be webcast live at http://ir.ulta.com. A replay of the webcast will remain available for 90 days. A replay of the conference call will be available until 11:59 p.m. ET on June 8, 2017 and can be accessed by dialing (844) 512-2921 and entering conference ID number 13661770.

About Ulta Beauty

Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin, hair care products and salon services. Since opening its first store in 1990, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the top national retailer providing All Things Beauty. All in One Place™. The Company offers more than 20,000 products from over 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty’s own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring hair, skin and brow services. Ulta Beauty is recognized for its commitment to personalized service, fun and inviting stores and its industry-leading Ultamate Rewards loyalty program. As of April 29, 2017, Ulta Beauty operates 990 retail stores across 48 states and the District of Columbia and also distributes its products through its website, which includes a collection of tips, tutorials and social content. For more information, visit www.ulta.com.

Contact:
Scott Settersten
Chief Financial Officer
(630) 410-4807

Laurel Lefebvre
Vice President, Investor Relations
(630) 410-5230

Karen May
Director, Public Relations
(630) 410-5457

Source: Ulta Beauty

Bartell Drugs now offers wines and craft beers through Prime Now delivery service

SEATTLE, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — With summer on the horizon, who wouldn’t want to have a chilled bottle of rosé or frosty-cold local craft beer delivered right to their door after a long day?

Bartell Drugs customers who are Amazon Prime members can choose from a great selection of local wines and craft beers and receive free two-hour delivery through Prime Now.

Introduced in November 2016, Bartells was the first drugstore available through Prime Now. Since then, customers have been enjoying the convenience of ultra-fast delivery of products from Bartells. With the recent addition of wine and beer, Bartells customers can get everything on their list conveniently delivered right to their door.

Few of the more than 20 wine brands available include Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14 Hands, Waterbrook, LaMarca—and 20 local craft beers and ciders—including Seattle Cider, Fremont Brewery, Elysian Brewing, Black Raven—available through the Prime Now online ordering and delivery service.

Bartells was the first drugstore to be on Prime Now, launching the service in November, 2016. Since then, the service has expanded throughout most of the existing Prime Now delivery areas.

Customers for this service must be Prime Now members and be 21 years or age or older.

Prime Now members can enter their zip code into the Prime Now app, or online at www.bartelldrugs.com/services/primenow to check if they are in the delivery areas.

About Bartell Drugs:
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 127-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. Operating 65 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain.  For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

Media Contact:

Ric Brewer
Senior Communications Manager
Bartell Drug
206-933-9416
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Source: Bartell Drugs