Sonic to present at the William Blair 37th Annual Growth Stock Conference and at the 37th Annual Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today (Jun 2, 2017) announced that the company will be presenting at the following investor conferences:

  • On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the Company will present at the William Blair 37th Annual Growth Stock Conference at the Four Seasons in Chicago, IL. The presentation will begin at 11:50 AM ET.
  • On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the Company will present at the 37th Annual Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY. The presentation will begin at 10:50 AM ET.

Investors and interested parties can access these presentations by visiting the Company’s investor relations website at http://ir.sonicdrivein.com/.

About Sonic

SONIC, America’s Drive-In is the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain serving approximately 3 million customers every day. Over 93 percent of SONIC’s 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women. For more than 60 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. Since the 2009 launch of SONIC’s Limeades for Learning® campaign in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, SONIC has donated more than $5.0 million to public school teachers’ classrooms nationwide to fund essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning in their students. To learn more about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com and please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To learn about SONIC’s Limeades for Learning initiative, please visit LimeadesforLearning.com.

Contact:
Corey Horsch
Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer
405-225-4800

Source: Sonic Corp.

Whole Foods Market: Celebrate National Rosé Day with $5 off each magnum bottle of Charles & Charles rosé

Whole Foods Market: Celebrate National Rosé Day with $5 off each magnum bottle of Charles & Charles rosé

 

AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — On June 10, Whole Foods Market will celebrate National Rosé Day with a sale on magnum bottles of Charles & Charles rosé. Each bottle will be $5 off for one day only.

This large format is Charles & Charles’ first-ever magnum bottle of their popular rosé, totaling1.5 liters, twice the amount of a standard wine bottle.

“The extra ounces in a magnum are perfect for entertaining! These larger bottles offer great value, often costing less per mL than their standard-sized counterparts,” said Whole Foods Market’s Master Sommelier and global beverage buyer, Devon Broglie. “The Charles & Charles rosé is spicy and floral with fresh berry flavors. I like it with Mediterranean food or fried chicken, which are all perfect for celebrating National Rosé Day.”

This offer is valid on June 10, 2017, while supplies last.

Contact:

SOmedia@wholefoods.com

Source:  Whole Foods Market

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Whole Foods Market opens Brazilian Churrasco-inspired restaurant The Roast in Atlanta

Chef Kevin Gillespie unveils ‘Flavor of the Andes’ bowl

ATLANTA, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market will open The Roast, a freestanding Brazilian Churrasco-inspired restaurant, today (June 1, 2017) at 11 a.m. in Atlanta. The Roast is adjacent to the Ponce store and will offer customers fast-casual convenience combined with Whole Foods Market’s culinary excellence and quality.

Every ingredient used at The Roast meets Whole Foods Market’s rigorous quality standards and is free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives and hydrogenated fats.

“At Whole Foods Market, we’re always looking to innovate and try new things,” said Quentin Arndt, prepared foods coordinator for the company’s South Region. “I’m excited to open The Roast’s doors and to show Atlanta the Brazilian-inspired quick and healthy options we offer, including Chef Kevin Gillespie’s ‘Flavor of the Andes’ bowl.”

Serving lunch, dinner and drinks, The Roast complements the expansive range of freshly prepared items available at the Ponce store and represents the company’s ongoing focus on enhancing the shopping experience for customers with new culinary venues and concepts, including partnerships with talented local chefs and culinary innovators.  Currently, more than 250 Whole Foods Market stores, including four in Atlanta, feature quick-service restaurants, and the company operates more than 180 taprooms that offer beer, wine, spirits or a combination of all three.

“I believe that good, nutritious food can also be quick and convenient, and I am excited to be collaborating with Whole Foods Market as they open The Roast in Atlanta,” said Chef Kevin Gillespie. “This Brazilian Churrasco-inspired restaurant combines quality ingredients, incredible recipes and a fun environment. I was proud to create the ‘Flavor of the Andes’ Peruvian red chicken bowl exclusively for The Roast.”

About The Roast:

The 48-seat restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and provides customers quick and easy service with the use of digital ordering kiosks. Customers can select a protein and build their own fire-roasted bowls, incorporating sautéed greens, grains and signature sauces. Vegetarian and vegan items will be available. Menu items will change seasonally, and customers can expect some exciting menu collaborations, such as Chef Kevin Gillespie’s featured bowl: Flavor of the Andes (Peruvian red chicken served over roasted Peruvian purple potatoes and golden beets with aji Amarillo pepper sauce, roasted peanuts and fresh mint). In the evening, customers can order from the drink menu, which includes beer, wine and cocktails. There is a platform for live music or a DJ, and the space features a billiards table

Contact:

SOmedia@wholefoods.com

Source:  Whole Foods Market

SUPERVALU to present at Barclays High Yield Bond & Syndicated Loan Conference in Colorado Springs

MINNEAPOLIS, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) will participate in next week’s Barclays High Yield Bond & Syndicated Loan Conference in Colorado Springs. Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Bruce Besanko will address investors at approximately 12:10 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday June 8, 2017.

A live webcast of this event will be available through the SUPERVALU website at http://www.supervaluinvestors.com (click on microphone icon). A replay will be archived on SUPERVALU’s website by going to the “Investors” link and clicking on “Presentations and Webcasts.”

About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $12 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of 2,363 stores composed of 1,902 stores operated by wholesale customers serviced primarily by the Company’s food distribution business and 217 traditional retail grocery stores operated under five retail banners in six geographic regions (store counts as of February 25, 2017). Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 29,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.

Investor Contact:
Steve Bloomquist
952-828-4144
steve.j.bloomquist@supervalu.com

Media Contact:
Jeff Swanson
952-903-1645
jeffrey.s.swanson@supervalu.com

Source: SUPERVALU INC.

Taubman Centers declares regular quarterly dividend of $0.625 per share of common stock

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Directors of Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) today (06/01/2017) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.625 per share of common stock. The common dividend is payable June 30, 2017, to shareholders of record on June 15, 2017.

The Board of Directors also declared quarterly dividends of $0.40625 on its 6.5% Series J Cumulative Preferred Shares (NYSE: TCO PR J) and $0.390625 on its 6.25% Series K Cumulative Preferred Shares (NYSE: TCO PR K). The preferred dividends will be payable June 30, 2017, to shareholders of record on June 15, 2017.

About Taubman

Taubman Centers is an S&P MidCap 400 Real Estate Investment Trust engaged in the ownership, management and/or leasing of 27 regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. Taubman’s U.S.-owned properties are the most productive in the publicly held U.S. regional mall industry. Founded in 1950, Taubman is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Taubman Asia, founded in 2005, is headquartered in Hong Kong. www.taubman.com.

For ease of use, references in this press release to “Taubman Centers,” “company,” “Taubman” or an operating platform mean Taubman Centers, Inc. and/or one or more of a number of separate, affiliated entities. Business is actually conducted by an affiliated entity rather than Taubman Centers, Inc. itself or the named operating platform.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements reflect management’s current views with respect to future events and financial performance. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “will”, “may”, “could”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “believes”, “intends”, “should”, “plans”, “estimates”, “approximate”, “guidance” and similar expressions in this press release that predict or indicate future events and trends and that do not report historical matters. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, the company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Actual results may differ materially from those expected because of various risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to: changes in market rental rates; unscheduled closings or bankruptcies of tenants; relationships with anchor tenants; trends in the retail industry; the liquidity of real estate investments; the company’s ability to comply with debt covenants; the availability and terms of financings; changes in market rates of interest and foreign exchange rates for foreign currencies; changes in value of investments in foreign entities; the ability to hedge interest rate and currency risk; risks related to acquiring, developing, expanding, leasing and managing properties; changes in value of investments in foreign entities; risks related to joint venture properties; insurance costs and coverage; security breaches that could impact the company’s information technology, infrastructure or personal data; the loss of key management personnel; shareholder activism costs and related business disruptions; terrorist activities; maintaining the company’s status as a real estate investment trust; changes in the laws of states, localities, and foreign jurisdictions that may increase taxes on the company’s operations; and changes in global, national, regional and/or local economic and geopolitical climates. You should review the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including “Risk Factors” in its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports, for a discussion of such risks and uncertainties.

Contact:
Ryan Hurren
Director
Investor Relations
Taubman
248-258-7232
rhurren@taubman.com

Maria Mainville
Director
Strategic Communications
Taubman
248-258-7469
mmainville@taubman.com

Source: Taubman Centers, Inc.

DFS Group launches its first-ever global Whiskey Festival

DFS Group launches its first-ever global Whiskey Festival

 

MACAU, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, is bringing the whiskies of the world to travelers this summer with its first-ever global Whiskey Festival. Following its kick-off at DFS, Singapore Changi Airport on May 27, the Whiskey Festival will travel to eight DFS locations across Asia, the Middle East and North America. Bringing together over 300* whiskies, the Whiskey Festival allows customers to discover and taste some of the world’s best whiskies including rare, limited edition bottles exclusive to DFS.

“As interest in whiskey continues to grow, we’re thrilled to provide travelers with a chance to celebrate all things whiskey with the launch of our first-ever global Whiskey Festival,” said Brooke Supernaw, DFS Group’s Senior Vice President Wines, Spirits, Tobacco, Food and Gifts. “From collectors to those trying whiskey for the first time, the Whiskey Festival is designed for discovery, offering a way to explore this multifaceted spirit.”

Throughout the Whiskey Festival, customers can enjoy Masterclasses from leading brand ambassadors at The Whiskey House, expert advice and complimentary tastings. To help travelers discover their personal whiskey style, the Whiskey Festival introduces customers to the DFS Whiskey Flavor Profile tool, a simplified way to navigate the world of whiskey by dividing complex flavors into the following profiles:

  • Floral and Delicate
  • Fruity and Elegant
  • Smokey and Intense
  • Rich and Rounded

Over 300 whiskies and countless DFS exclusives will be categorized based on the individual flavor profiles, with up to 100 whiskies available for tasting in store, depending on location. Highlights of the Whiskey Festival include Suntory Chita Single Grain, Johnnie Walker Blender’s Batch 2: Bourbon Cask & Rye Finish, Royal Salute Polo Collection 2017, Bowmore’s new range of whiskies exclusive to travelers (10 Year Old. 15 Year Old & 18 Year Old), and Woodford Reserve Personal Selection.

Discover the Whiskey Festival this summer at a DFS location near you:

May 27 – June 30: DFS, Singapore Changi Airport

June 1 – 30: DFS, Hong Kong International Airport; DFS, Los Angeles International Airport; DFS, San Francisco International Airport; DFS, John F Kennedy International Airport; T Galleria by DFS, Angkor

July 1 – 31: DFS, Hawaii Honolulu International Airport

August 1 – 31: DFS, Abu Dhabi International Airport

*Assortment range varies by airport locations. Singapore Changi International Airport has Asia Pacific’s largest range of whiskies with over 320 different whiskies from all over the world

MEDIA CONTACT:
press.enquiries@dfs.com

Source: DFS Group

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CBL & Associates Properties declares quarterly cash dividend of $0.265 per share on its Common Stock

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) today ( 6/2/2017) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend for the Company’s Common Stock of $0.265 per share for the quarter ending June 30, 2017. The dividend is payable on July 17, 2017, to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2017.

The Board also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.4609375 per depositary share for the quarter ending June 30, 2017, for the Company’s 7.375% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock. The dividend, which equates to an annual dividend payment of $1.84375 per depositary share, is payable on June 30, 2017, to shareholders of record as of June 15, 2017.

The Board also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.4140625 per depositary share for the quarter ending June 30, 2017, for the Company’s 6.625% Series E Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock. The dividend, which equates to an annual dividend payment of $1.65625 per depositary share, is payable on June 30, 2017, to shareholders of record as of June 15, 2017.

About CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages 123 properties, including 80 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties are located in 27 states and total 76.9 million square feet including 5.9 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties. Additional information can be found at cblproperties.com.

Information included herein contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Such statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy and some of which might not even be anticipated. Future events and actual events, financial and otherwise, may differ materially from the events and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The reader is directed to the Company’s various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included therein, for a discussion of such risks and uncertainties.

Investor Contact:
Katie Reinsmidt
423-490-8301
EVP – Chief Investment Officer
katie.reinsmidt@cblproperties.com

Source: CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

Foodstuffs’ call to save Kiwi favourites Jaffas and Pineapple Lumps

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Like most New Zealanders, we are gutted at the prospect that the days are numbered for our iconic Jaffas, Pineapple Lumps, Buzz Bars, and Pinky Bars. Foodstuffs, the owner of PAK’nSAVE, New World, and Four Square, is a proud New Zealand company, and like the rest of the country we grew up with these Kiwi favourites. Reading today’s news that time is fast running out to save these favourite treats gave us a brilliant idea.

If you think you have what it takes to help us save them for New Zealand, we’ll get right behind you. We’ll work with you to help you get set up to sell to us, cram our shelves with them, and we’ll then help promote them to the millions of New Zealanders and visitors to this fine country who come through our doors each week. We’ll work up a sweat like nothing you’ve ever seen, unless it was on the ABs’ foreheads in an international test match, or the Silver Ferns as they race around the court against the Aussies, or our heroes in Bermuda as they race from side to side on that insanely scary boat.

So, if you’re sitting on the fence. Get off it now. Be a saviour. Give us a call. And let’s work together to rescue these awesome treats.

We’re waiting! C’mon.

From Chris Quin, CEO, Foodstuffs North Island and Steve Anderson, CEO Foodstuffs South Island

Contact:
Tel: +64 4 472 6435
Fax:+64 4 472 6412

Source: Foodstuffs NZ

LightInTheBox Holding to release its 1Q 2017 financial results on Thursday, June 15, 2017

BEIJING, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) (“LightInTheBox” or the “Company”), a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, today (June 2, 2017) announced that it will release its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 before the open of U.S. markets on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

LightInTheBox’s management will hold a conference call to discuss the results at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on June 15, 2017 (8:00 p.m. Beijing Time on the same day).

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

US Toll Free: 1-866-519-4004
Hong Kong Toll Free: 800-906-601
Mainland China: 400-620-8038
International: +65-6713 5090
Passcode: 33730700

A telephone replay will be available two hours after the conclusion of the conference call through June 22, 2017. The dial-in details are:

US: +1-646-254-3697
Hong Kong: +852-3051-2780
International: +61-2-8199-0299
Passcode: 33730700

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company’s Investor Relations website at http://ir.lightinthebox.com.

About LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.

LightInTheBox is a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world. The Company offers customers a convenient way to shop for a wide selection of products at attractive prices through its www.lightinthebox.comwww.miniinthebox.com and other websites and mobile applications, which are available in 23 major languages and cover more than 80% of global Internet users.

For more information, please visit www.lightinthebox.com.

Investor Relations Contact:

Christensen
Ms. Xiaoyan Su
Phone: +86-10-5900 3429
Email: ir@lightinthebox.com

Christensen
Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Phone: +1-480-614-3004
Email: lbergkamp@ChristensenIR.com

SOURCE: LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd

ChannelAdvisor co-founder and executive chairman Scot Wingo to present at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition

Amazon & Me Workshop will be chaired by ChannelAdvisor Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Scot Wingo

Research Triangle Park, NC, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ —ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE:ECOM), a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and branded manufacturers to increase global sales, today (June 1, 2017) announced that Scot Wingo, ChannelAdvisor’s co-founder and executive chairman, will chair the Amazon & Me Workshop at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE), for the fifth year in a row. The workshop, taking place Tuesday, June 6 at McCormick Place West in Chicago, will feature a day-long agenda packed with presentations about best strategies for competing on Amazon.  The workshop will provide Amazon veterans and newcomers alike with the knowledge, insights and tactics to help drive sales, profit and sustainable growth.

In addition to the session, ChannelAdvisor will exhibit at IRCE at booth 607. To learn more about ChannelAdvisor’s presence at the conference, visit “Gain a Competitive Edge at IRCE 2017 with ChannelAdvisor.”

“The Amazon & Me workshop is a great way to kick off IRCE. This one-day event will give attending brands and retailers both the techniques and strategies they need to help increase Amazon sales. The workshop is packed with sessions for both first-party and third-party sellers who are looking for ways to understand the intricacies of selling on Amazon.” said Wingo. “The content we have for brands this year is second to none. I’ve worked hand in hand with the Amazon & Me speakers over the last year and we’ve assembled some of the best content I’ve seen in the five years I’ve been involved with the workshop.”

The IRCE Amazon & Me Workshop features 11 sessions led by industry experts from companies such as Dorel Juvenile Group, Perrigo, Real Deal Sales, RW Baird & Co., and more. Wingo will introduce the workshop at 8:45 a.m. CT and will present insights into the current landscape of selling on Amazon. He will also lead the Q&A session “Nothing’s Sacred: Bring Your Burning Questions” at 3:45 p.m. CT. Mark Vandegrift, ChannelAdvisor vice president of product management, will co-present “Analyzing Your Amazon Data” with Aaron Conant, senior manager, eCommerce sales & business development at Perrigo.

Amazon & Me Workshop presentations include:

  • Foundation: Amazon’s Catalog – Get Your Listings in Gear
  • Selling on Amazon as a Third Party or First Party – or Both?
  • Fulfillment By Amazon: The How, The When – and The If
  • Play to Win – The Buy Box
  • Analyzing Your Amazon Data
  • Marketing on Amazon for Brands and Retailers
  • Negotiating with Amazon – for the Long Term
  • Mining Amazon for Sourcing and New Product Ideas
  • Amazon 2017 and Beyond

In addition to the workshop, ChannelAdvisor’s vice president of digital marketing strategy, Link Walls will hold one-on-one strategy sessions with select IRCE attendees. To request a 30-minute digital marketing strategy-building session, request your spot here.

About ChannelAdvisor

ChannelAdvisor (NYSE: ECOM) is a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and branded manufacturers to integrate, manage and optimize their merchandise sales across hundreds of online channels including Amazon, Google, eBay, Walmart, Facebook and more. Through automation, analytics and optimization, ChannelAdvisor customers can leverage a single inventory feed to more efficiently list and advertise products online, and connect with shoppers to increase sales. Billions of dollars in merchandise value are driven through ChannelAdvisor’s platform every year, and thousands of customers use ChannelAdvisor’s solutions to help grow their businesses. For more information, visit www.channeladvisor.com.

Contact:

Caroline Riddle
ChannelAdvisor
caroline.riddle@channeladvisor.com
919.439.8026

Source: ChannelAdvisor

Brixmor Property Group to release its 2017 2Q earnings on Monday, July 31, 2017

NEW YORK, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE: BRX) today (June 1, 2017) announced that it will release its 2017 second quarter earnings on Monday, July 31, 2017 after the market close.  Brixmor will host a teleconference on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM ET.

Event: Brixmor Property Group’s Second Quarter Earnings Results

When: 9:00 AM ET, Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Live Webcast: Brixmor 2Q 2017 Earnings Call under the Investors tab at www.brixmor.com

Dial #: 888.317.6003 (International: 412.317.6061); Passcode: 5285588

A replay of the webcast will be available on the Brixmor website at www.brixmor.com.  A replay of the call can be accessed until midnight ET on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by dialing 877.344.7529 (International: 412.317.0088); Passcode: 10108356.

Connect With Brixmor
For additional information, please visit www.brixmor.com
Follow Brixmor on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Brixmor
Find Brixmor on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/brixmor

About Brixmor Property Group
Brixmor Property Group, a real estate investment trust (REIT), is a leading owner and operator of high-quality, open-air shopping centers. The Company’s more than 500 retail centers comprise 86 million square feet in established trade areas across the nation and are supported by a diverse mix of highly productive non-discretionary and value-oriented retailers, as well as consumer-oriented service providers. Brixmor is committed to maximizing the value of its portfolio by prioritizing investments, cultivating relationships and capitalizing on embedded growth opportunities through driving rents, increasing occupancy and pursuing value-enhancing reinvestment opportunities. Headquartered in New York City, Brixmor is a partner to more than 5,500 best-in-class national, regional and local tenants and is the largest landlord to The TJX Companies and The Kroger Company.

SOURCE: Brixmor Property Group Inc.

Apranga Group reports 0.2% increase in retail turnover in May 2017 compared to same period last year

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The retail turnover (including VAT) of the Apranga Group amounted to EUR 18.2 million in May 2017, and increased by 0.2% in comparison to May 2016.

In January through May 2017, the retail turnover of Apranga Group (including VAT) reached EUR 81.6 million, and increased by 4.8% year-to-year.

In January-May 2017, the retail turnover of the Apranga Group in Lithuania increased by 4.0% year-to-year, in Latvia increased by 1.4% and in Estonia by 12.9%.

Currently Apranga Group operates the chain of 184 stores (107 in Lithuania, 47 in Latvia and 30 in Estonia) covering the gross area of 84.9 thousand sq. m., or by 4.8% more than a year ago.

CONTACT FOR INVESTORS:
Saulius Bačauskas
APB Apranga Finance and Economics Director
Tel. +370 5 2390 808, +370 5 2390 843
Fax. +370 5 2390 800
E-mail: s.bacauskas@apranga.lt

Source: Apranga Group

Barnes & Noble to host FY 2017 fourth quarter and year-end earnings results on Thursday, June 22

NEW YORK, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) today (06/01/2017 ) announced the company will report fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and year-end earnings results on Thursday, June 22, before the market opens. The company will host an investor conference call at 10:00 AM eastern time on Thursday, June 22, to review the company’s financial results and operations.

This call is being webcast and can be accessed at Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s corporate website at investors.barnesandnobleinc.com. The webcast of this call will be archived and available for three months on Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s corporate website.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 634 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Contact:
Media:
Mary Ellen Keating
212-633-3323
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications
mkeating@bn.com

Investors:
Andy Milevoj
212-633-3489
Vice President
Investor Relations
amilevoj@bn.com

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble announces star-studded event lineup for the month of June

Fans Can Visit Barnes & Noble and Meet the Bestselling Authors They Love Including Famous Comedians, World-Champion Boxers, Well-Known YouTubers, Bestselling Authors and More 

New York, New York, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today ( June 1, 2017) announced a star-studded event lineup for the month of June, with famous comedians, world-champion boxers, well-known YouTubers, bestselling authors, and so many others, making special appearances at its stores nationwide to launch their new books. Throughout the month of June, fans will have the exciting opportunity to stop by Barnes & Noble and meet the celebrities they love including Chelsea Clinton, Sherman Alexie, Roxane Gay, John Grisham, Kevin Hart, Bethany Mota, Mike Tyson, and more. Customers should visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator for more details on each event.

Below is a list of some of the major events taking place at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide this month:

  • Chelsea Clinton, She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City, June 3 at 11 AM.
  • David Ross, Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages, Barnes & Noble in Skokie, IL, June 1 at 7 PM; Barnes & Noble in Tallahassee, FL, June 15 at 7 PM.
  • Mike Tyson, Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D’Amato, Barnes & Noble in Las Vegas, NV, June 3 at 1 PM.
  • Al Franken, Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, Barnes & Noble in Rochester, MN, June 3 at 2 PM.
  • John Grisham, Camino Island, Barnes & Noble in Paramus, NJ, June 6 at 1 PM.
  • Kevin Hart, I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons, Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City, June 5 at 7 PM; Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA, June 12 at 7 PM.
  • Roxane Gay, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City, June 12 at 7 PM.
  • Eddie Izzard, Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens, Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA, June 17 at 3 PM.
  • Elin Hilderbrand, The Identicals, Barnes & Noble in Homestead, PA, June 15 at 7 PM; Barnes & Noble Skokie Old Orchard in Skokie, IL, June 18 at 2 PM; Barnes & Noble in Edina, MN, June 19 at 7 PM; Barnes & Noble Eastchester in Scarsdale, NY, June 23 at 7 PM.
  • Bethany Mota, Make Your Mind Up, Barnes & Noble Tribeca in New York City, June 13 at 6 PM; Barnes & Noble in Miami, FL, June 15 at 7 PM; Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA, June 19 at 7 PM.
  • Sherman Alexie, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir, Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City, June 16 at 7 PM.
  • Don Winslow, The Force, Upper West Side Barnes & Noble in New York City, June 20 at 7 PM; Barnes & Noble Concord Pike in Wilmington, DE, June 21 at 6 PM; Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA, June 27 at 7 PM.

Barnes & Noble hosts over 100,000 events annually at its stores across the country. Other events that will take place at Barnes & Noble this June include Alan Alda (If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face) at Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City, June 10 at 2 PM; Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland (The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.) at Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City, June 20 at 7 PM; Gerard Way and the Young Animals Creative Team(Doom Patrol Vol. 1: Brick by Brick) at the Barnes & Noble Skokie Old Orchard in Skokie, IL, June 24 at 7 PM; and so many others. Customers should visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator for a full list, and stay tuned for the next announcement unveiling the fantastic events lineup for July.

About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 634 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

For more information on Barnes & Noble, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat (bnsnaps), and like us on Facebook. For more information on NOOK, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

All Contacts:

Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alan McNamara
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3379
amcnamara@bn.com

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

XLR8 Sports Limited and B&M Stores Limited sign new leases at Abbey Retail Park in Daventry, England

Edinburgh, Scotland, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ediston Property Investment Company plc (LSE:EPIC) has exchanged contracts with XLR8 Sports Limited (trading as Leisurelakes Bikes) and B&M Stores Limited for new leases at Abbey Retail Park in Daventry.

XLR8 will take a new lease of Unit C, vacating from their previous unit once works to fit-out Unit C have been completed, after which the landlord will undertake works to amalgamate Units D, E and F to create a single unit of 17,600 sq. ft to be let to B&M Stores Limited. A construction contract has been concluded with Bentley Rowe Limited and works on site are underway, with XLR8 Sports Limited expected to be trading from the new unit in mid-June 2017. It is anticipated that B&M Stores Limited will be trading by mid-late Autumn 2017.

Contact:
Call: 0131 225 5599

Source: Ediston Real Estate

Baskin-Robbins celebrates Dads with delicious lineup of ice cream cakes and seasonal ice cream treats

Baskin-Robbins celebrates Dads with delicious lineup of ice cream cakes and seasonal ice cream treats

 

CANTON, Mass., 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of specialty ice cream shops, recently conducted a survey* that reveals just how much dads use ice cream as a parenting technique compared to moms. The study also shows the role ice cream plays in bringing families together.

In time for Father’s Day, the survey unveiled many unique findings around dads and ice cream, including:

  • Dads use ice cream to incentivize – Dads are almost 75 percent more likely than moms to use ice cream to bribe their kids to do something they don’t want to do, such as a chore
  • Ice cream is a peacemaker – Dads (77 percent) are more than twice as likely as moms (30 percent) to use ice cream to resolve a conflict or argument
    • More than half of dads (51 percent) have used ice cream to resolve an argument with their spouse
  • Ice cream as a pick-me-up – Nine out of 10 dads give their children ice cream when they are feeling sad or disappointed to help cheer them up
  • I Scream, You Scream – Almost all parents (96 percent) agree that ice cream is a great treat to enjoy with their family and friends
  • Sneaking a Pint – One in five dads prefer to eat ice cream when their spouse is not around, and almost one-quarter of dads want to have some alone time this Father’s Day

“We love to see just how much ice cream plays a role in dads’ and their children’s lives, and in bringing families together,” said Carol Austin, Vice President of Marketing for Baskin-Robbins. “That’s why we’re so excited to have a special lineup of ice cream treats that will help our guests celebrate Dad all-month long. We know dads and their families will enjoy our new June Flavor of the Month, Made with TWIX® Bars, and we’re excited to offer our Cold One Cake, which celebrates dad in a fun and frosty way.”

Baskin-Robbins is kicking off the summer season with a lineup of frozen desserts that will keep guests cool throughout the hot summer days. Starting today, guests can enjoy the new June Flavor of the Month, Made with TWIX® Bars, which features caramel and chocolate malt ice cream, TWIX® bar cookie pieces, chocolate flakes and a caramel ribbon. This classic candy bar flavor can be enjoyed by the scoop in a cup or cone.

Also launching today is the new Praline Pecan Cookie, which is inspired by Baskin-Robbins’ signature Pralines ‘n Cream flavor and combines all of the same flavor elements in a delicious cookie. The Praline Pecan Cookie can be combined with any ice cream flavor as a Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich or a Warm Cookie Sundae.

This month, Baskin-Robbins is also offering a variety of ice cream cakes to help celebrate seasonal occasions, including Father’s Day and Graduation Day. The following cakes can be customized to feature Dad’s or your special grad’s favorite ice cream and cake flavor combination, and can be ordered in-store or online:

  • New! OREO® Cookie Ganache Cake: An elegant and decadent cake featuring an OREO®-infused chocolate frosting, topped with a mouthwatering ganache, and alternating goodness of OREO® cookies, frosting rosettes and chocolate triangles
  • The Cold One Cake: This returning favorite, shaped like a mug, says cheers to Dad in a flavorful and frosty way that will help him kick back, relax and celebrate his day
  • Cap & Diploma Cake: A classic graduation design, this cake features a mortarboard cap and diploma, rose buds, a chocolate drizzle, a fudge border and can be customized with a grad’s school colors

For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of premium ice cream flavors and frozen desserts, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaskinRobbins), Twitter (www.twitter.com/BaskinRobbins) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/BaskinRobbins).

®/™ TWIX is a registered trademark of Mars, Inc. ©Mars, Incorporated. Used under license by Baskin-Robbins.

OREO is a registered trademark of Mondelēz International group, used under license.

*Survey Methodology: This online survey was conducted on April 20, 2017 through April 27, 2017 among a representative sample of 1,000 parents of children between the ages of 2 and 12 years old by Toluna, an independent research provider, under the guidance of RF|Binder’s research team. The results are nationally representative according to the U.S. Census Bureau statistics to accurately reflect the gender, age and region of the U.S. general population.

About Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, providing guests with a wide array of ice cream flavors and delicious treats at more than 7,800 retail shops in more than 50 countries around the world. The brand was founded by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion for ice cream led to the creation of many iconic ice cream flavors including Pralines ‘n Cream, Jamoca® Almond Fudge and Very Berry Strawberry. Today, Baskin-Robbins has more than 1,300 ice creams in its flavor library, and also offers custom ice cream cakes, frozen beverages and the Polar Pizza™ Ice Cream Treat. Its franchised ice cream shops serve as places where people can connect and create special memories while they explore a wide array of flavors, including a new Flavor of the Month every month. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Justin Drake
Phone: 781-737-5200
Email: press@dunkinbrands.com

Source:  Baskin-Robbins

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NCR CFO Bob Fishman to present at two upcoming investor conferences

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a leader in omni-channel solutions, today ( June 1, 2017) announced that Bob Fishman, Chief Financial Officer, will present at two upcoming investor conferences.

On June 7, 2017, Mr. Fishman will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Global Technology Conference at 10:45 a.m., Pacific Time, at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, San Francisco. On June 14, 2017, Mr. Fishman will present at the RBC Capital Markets Financial Technology Investor Day at 8:55 a.m., Eastern Time, at the Westin Grand Central in New York.

Replays of both presentations will be available in the Investor Relations section of NCR’s web site (investor.ncr.com). The replays will be available for 14 days following the live presentations.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. NCR encourages investors to visit its web site, which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

News Media Contact:
Scott Sykes
NCR Corporation
212.589.8428
scott.sykes@ncr.com

Source: NCR Corporation