British Land announces trio of eateries at SouthGate, Bath

British Land announces trio of eateries at SouthGate, Bath


London, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Aviva Investors and British Land have secured a trio of eateries at SouthGate, Bath. Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy’s Tapas Revolution and Smash Burger will open debut restaurants in the city with Pret A Manger completing the hat trick of deals. In addition, MAC has opened its first stand-alone store in the region, with a 940 sq ft store.

Tapas Revolution will open at the newly developed Little SouthGate restaurant quarter, joining Thaikhun, Comptoir Libanais and Absurd Bird. The restaurant quarter is now fully let.

All four brands locating within Little SouthGate are new to the city and together form a new dining destination with covered outdoor seating to further strengthen the existing SouthGate restaurant offer which includes Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Prezzo and Graze amongst others.

Matthew Reed, Head of Retail Assets (Midlands and South West) for British Land, said: “We are pleased to have secured such a stellar line up at Little SouthGate. The exciting F&B additions to both the leisure quarter and wider centre demonstrate our continued focus on creating outstanding places that are in tune with modern consumer lifestyles.”

Simon Green, Director for Aviva Investors, added: “We are pleased to welcome Smash Burger and Tapas Revolution to SouthGate, bringing these new culinary offerings to the city. It is great that these brands have chosen Bath as the place to establish their first restaurants in the region.”

SouthGate is a prime open air regional scheme next to Bath Spa railway station. The centre is home to some of the biggest retailers in the UK including Debenhams, Topshop/Topman, H&M, Hollister, Apple, River Island, Urban Outfitters, All Saints, Superdry and Pandora.

Aviva Investors and British Land were advised by Cushman & Wakefield and Bruce Gillingham Pollard.

Notes to Editors

About Aviva Investors
Aviva Investors is the global asset management business of Aviva plc. The business delivers investment management solutions, services and client-driven performance to clients worldwide. Aviva Investors operates in 15 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the United Kingdom with assets under management of £290 billion as at 31 March 2016.

About British Land
Our portfolio of high quality UK commercial property is focused on Retail around the UK and London Offices.  We own or manage a portfolio valued at £19.1 billion (British Land share: £13.9 billion) as at 31 March 2017 making us one of Europe’s largest listed real estate investment companies.

Our strategy is to provide places which meet the needs of our customers and respond to changing lifestyles – Places People Prefer.  We do this by creating great environments both inside and outside our buildings and use our scale and placemaking skills to enhance and enliven them.  This expands their appeal to a broader range of occupiers, creating enduring demand and driving sustainable, long term performance.

Our Retail portfolio is focused on Regional and Local multi-let centres, and accounts for 48% of our portfolio.  Our Offices portfolio comprises three office-led campuses in central London as well as high quality standalone buildings and accounts for 49% of our portfolio.  Increasingly our focus is on providing a mix of uses and this is most evident at Canada Water, our 46 acre redevelopment opportunity where we have plans to create a new neighbourhood for London.

Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our places, which are designed to meet high sustainability standards, become part of local communities, provide opportunities for skills development and employment and promote wellbeing.  Our industry-leading sustainability performance led to British Land being named a European Sector Leader in the 2016 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark for the third year running.

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 a period of five years.

Further details can be found on the British Land website at

Aviva Investors:

Steve Ainger
Media Relations
020 7809 8452

British Land:
Investor Relations:

Jonathan Rae
British Land
020 7467 2938

Pip Wood
British Land
020 7467 2838

Jackie Janssen
British Land
020 7467 3449

Emma Hammond
FTI Consulting
020 3727 1227

Gordon Simpson
Finsbury Group
020 7251 3801

Source: British Land


BRC: Footfall in May fell by 1.0 per cent in the UK on the same month in the previous year

London, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ —

Covering the four weeks 30 April – 27 May 2017

  • Footfall in May fell by 1.0 per cent in the UK on the same month in the previous year, the first decline since February.
  • This is below the three-month average of 0.7 per cent. This month’s positive three-month average makes two consecutive months of three-month average growth, the first time this has occurred since June-August 2013.
  •  High Street Footfall declined in May, the fall of 2.0 per cent its steepest decline since June. This is below the three-month average of 0.8 per cent.
  • Footfall to Retail Park destinations grew by 1.5 per cent in May, below the three-month average growth rate of 1.8 per cent.
  • Shopping Centre Footfall fell by 1.3 per cent in May, below the three-month average of -0.5 per cent.

Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief-Executive | British Retail Consortium

“After the Easter boost in shopper numbers to retail destinations, footfall fell in May, which was mirrored in the month’s sales performance. But it wasn’t just shops that suffered; poor weather at the beginning of the month kept people indoors and made it a poor month for footfall in general with fewer people out and about.

“The biggest movement was noticeable in the number of visitors to the high street, which after several months of growth, saw the steepest decline since June last year.  In an uncertain economic climate, retailers will be looking to the next Government to deliver on their commitment to fundamental reform of business rates; to implement a more sustainable system that allows for growth and investment.”

Diane Wehrle, Springboard Marketing and Insights Director

“May was clearly a month of moderation for UK shoppers, with a -1% drop in footfall across all destinations, and a -2% drop in the high street. The slowing of growth in footfall post 5 pm to +1.1% in May from +3.5% in May 2016 reflects this moderation, suggesting fewer shoppers opted to stay longer and eat out after their shopping trips; a concern for retail locations that have focussed on expanding their food offer to grow shopper dwell time.  The drop in footfall was mirrored by a drop of -3.7% in UK sales as measured by Springboard’s sales index which tracks sales in bricks and mortar stores – with fashion spend in particular dipping in May.  These are clear signals that consumers have started to display greater spending restraint.

“Whilst May’s footfall decline didn’t show a dramatic drop overall, the result for high streets was the worst result since June 2016 when high street footfall declined by -3.7% in the wake of the EU Referendum.  However, April’s results were boosted by the shift in Easter from March in 2016 to April this year, so it is unsurprising that there was a downward shift in footfall from last month, particularly as UK consumers could feel additionally cautious in the lead up to the General Election.”

BRC Press Office
TELEPHONE: + 44 (0) 20 7854 8924
OUT OF HOURS: +44 (0) 7557 747 269

Source: BRC

Co-op announces 2017 Fuel Up to Win contest winner

Co-op announces 2017 Fuel Up to Win contest winner


Saskatoon, SK, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Tonya Beeching was told over the phone she had won $100,000 in a Co-op contest, she originally thought it was a scam.

“I was kind of freaking out,” said the resident of Elk Point, Alta. “I was pacing up and down and totally in shock.”

Beeching is the grand-prize winner in Co-op’s 2017 Fuel Up to Win contest. Beeching, a member of Cornerstone Co-op in northeastern Alberta, won in a random draw of online entries after no one collected the seven game stickers needed in the Collect to Win portion of the promotion.

She said her family will take a small trip to celebrate, but is looking to pay off debts and invest most of the money in order to save for a down payment on a home.

The grand prize includes a $25,000 community donation, which will be shared by two organizations and projects in Elk Point and surrounding areas:

  • County of St. Paul and Elk Point Family and Community Support Services  – $20,000
  • Elk Point Fire Department – $5,000

“We’re excited to present the grand prize to one of Co-op members,” said Graham Getz, Cornerstone Co-op General Manager. “Fuel Up to Win goes beyond being a normal contest as we’re also able to make two community donations, which is a big win for our entire community.”

Mathew Shendroski of Hadashville, Man., was the grand prize winner of the online portion of the game. Instead of taking the 2017 Ford 150 XLT, Shendroski opted for $35,000 in cash. He was reached about the prize just after filling up at the Ste. Anne Co-op Gas Bar in Steinbach, Man.

More than $8 million in prizes were available to Co-op customers in this year’s Fuel Up to Win contest. The eight-week promotion ran Feb. 24 to April 20 at Co-op Food Stores, Gas Bars and Convenience Stores, and Home Centres across Western Canada.


PHONE: 306.244.3311
FAX: 306.244.3403

Source: Coop


Pop-up Stores in der Mall of Switzerland

Pop-up Stores in der Mall of Switzerland


Zürich/Ebikon, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — State of the Art! Mit der Eröffnung der Mall Switzerland am 8. November 2017 erhält die Schweiz nicht nur das zweitgrösste Einkaufsund Freizeitzentrum, sondern auch ein attraktives Umfeld, in dem innovative Retail-Konzepte getestet werden können. Diese hochwertigen und fertig ausgebauten temporären Pop-up Stores stehen etablierten Unternehmen, Online-Anbietern, aber auch Start-ups zur Verfügung. Eine innovative Idee, welche die Mall bereits bei der Projekt-Initiierung in ihr Gesamtkonzept integrierte.

Pop-up Stores immer beliebter
Ursprünglich ein Nischenphänomen, haben Pop-up Stores heute ihren festen Platz in der Schweizer Retail-Landschaft. Mittlerweile nutzen auch etablierte Unternehmen die Möglichkeit, schnell und unkompliziert für einige Monate ein Ladengeschäft anzumieten. Sei es, um den Absatz zielgruppenspezifisch oder saisonal zu forcieren, neue Warenpräsentationsformen und Produkte zu testen oder um den direkten Kontakt zu den Kundinnen und Kunden zu pflegen. Letzteres ist speziell für reine Online-Unternehmen interessant, die in
temporären Shops ihre ansonsten nur virtuell erlebbaren Produkte physisch präsentieren können. Der Hauptvorteil eines Pop-up Stores ist insbesondere die Flexibilität.

Die wachsende Beliebtheit der Pop-up Stores ist auch der Vermieterseite nicht verborgen geblieben. Immer häufiger stellen Immobilienunternehmen bereits in Neubauten Flächen zur Verfügung, die sich speziell für dieses flexible Retail-Format eignen. Das jüngste Beispiel ist die Mall of Switzerland in Ebikon/LU, die bereits in der Konzeptionsphase Pop-up Stores in ihr Gesamtkonzept integriert hat

Lokale, nationale und internationale Brands willkommen
Nikolas Löhr, FREO Switzerland AG, zuständig für das Projekt-Marketing, sagt, welche Mieter für die Pop-up Stores anvisiert werden: «Wir haben sowohl lokale und nationale RetailUnternehmen mit einem starken Swissness-Bezug wie auch bekannte internationale Brands, die von Beginn an in der Mall of Switzerland mit dabei sein und den neuen Standort testen wollen, im Fokus. Gleichzeitig eignet sich das Format auch hervorragend, um beispielsweise temporär eine Roadshow in die Mall hinein zu verlängern und hier ein grosses und shoppingaffines Publikum abzuholen.»

Hohe Kundenfrequenzen garantiert
Mit insgesamt 65’000 Quadratmetern Gesamtfläche wird die Mall of Switzerland in Ebikon/LU das zweitgrösste Einkaufs- und Freizeitzentrum der Schweiz. Es bietet rund 150 Shops und Gastrobetriebe sowie einzigartige Freizeit- und Sportangebote. In diesem hoch attraktiven Shopping- und Leisure-Umfeld stehen interessierten Unternehmen mehrere Pop-up Stores zur Verfügung. Die Fassaden der entsprechenden Ladenflächen wurden von Schwitzke & Partner GmbH geplant und sind Bestandteil des schweizweit einmaligen Konzeptes der «springenden Fassaden». Durch Vor- und Rücksprünge entsteht ein abwechslungsreiches Zusammenspiel zwischen den Mietflächen und der Mall. Dies schafft für den Besucher ein individuelles Shoppingerlebnis und bietet dem Mieter die Möglichkeit, sich bestmöglich zu präsentieren. Zudem werden die Flächen teilausgebaut (Fassade, Elektro, Bodenbelag und Wände) und können mit minimalem administrativem Aufwand temporär während 6 oder 12 Monaten gemietet werden. Diese Kurzzeit-Mietverträge sollen Unternehmen die Chance geben, den Standort zu testen. Pop-up Stores – State of the Art.

Hochauflösendes Bildmaterial finden Sie unter dem folgenden Link:

Über die Mall of Switzerland
Die Mall of Switzerland in der Tourismusregion Luzern öffnet am 8. November 2017 ihre Tore. Mit insgesamt 65’000 Quadratmetern Gesamtfläche ist die Mall of Switzerland nach vollständiger Fertigstellung das zweitgrösste Einkaufs- und Freizeitzentrum der Schweiz. Mit einer eigenen Zug- und Bushaltestelle, einem Autobahnzubringer, der direkt ans Parkhaus führt, sowie einer grossen Veloeinstellhalle ist die Mall eines der am besten erschlossenen Einkaufszentren der Schweiz. Das zukunftsweisende Konzept vereint rund 150 Shops und Gastrobetriebe mit aussergewöhnlichen Freizeit- und Sportangeboten, einmaligem Kinderland wie der ersten stehenden Indoor-Welle der Schweiz, der landesweit grössten IMAX-Kinoleinwand oder dem Multiplex-Kino mit 12 Sälen.

Für weitere Informationen:
Compresso AG
Retail, Lifestyle, Mode, Events
Suzanne Nievergelt, Jenatschstrasse 5, 8002 Zürich
Fon: +41 43 488 86 34
Fax: +41 43 488 86 01

Creafactory AG
Bau, Politik, Verkehr, Management
Werner Schaeppi, Gotthardstrasse 31, 6300 Zug
Fon: +41 41 728 7007

Source: Mall of Switzerland


CBRE to acquire a majority interest in Caledon Capital Management Inc.

Acquisition to Expand Suite of Infrastructure Investment Programs

Los Angeles, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today (June 9, 2017) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Caledon Capital Management Inc. (Caledon), a Toronto-based investment management business specializing in private infrastructure and private equity investments.

Upon closing, Caledon will be renamed CBRE Caledon Capital Management Inc. and will operate as a separate business unit under CBRE’s independently operated investment management subsidiary, CBRE Global Investors. The Caledon management team comes with deep and successful experience in infrastructure and private equity investing. Prior to Caledon, most of the management team previously worked for Canadian pension plans that are leaders in infrastructure and private equity investing. This team will continue to manage the business and will maintain significant long-term ownership.

Caledon’s team of more than 30 people in Toronto manage approximately US$7 billion (over CA$9 billion) of assets for institutional investors through a combination of direct investments, co-investments, secondaries and primary funds. The pending addition of Caledon will complement the suite of investment solutions offered by CBRE Global Investors and its listed equity management arm, CBRE Clarion Securities.

“Investors are increasing their allocations to alternative investments, including real assets,” said Ritson Ferguson, CEO, CBRE Global Investors. ”Caledon’s market-leading investment solutions are a logical extension to our existing suite of real estate and infrastructure investment solutions, enhancing our position as an industry leader.”

“CBRE’s global reach and resources will improve Caledon’s access to more and larger quality investment opportunities around the world. This will enhance our ability to continue to deliver attractive returns for our clients as infrastructure investing becomes increasingly global,” said David Rogers, Founding Partner, Caledon.

Closing is expected to occur later this year and is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.

About CBRE Group and CBRE Global Investors

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE Group offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. CBRE Global Investors is an independently operated affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc. and is one of the world’s largest real estate investment management firms with $86.5 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017.  Please visit our website at

*Assets under management (AUM) refers to the fair market value of real estate-related assets with respect to which CBRE Global Investors provides, on a global basis, oversight, investment management services and other advice, and which generally consist of investments in real estate; equity in funds and joint ventures; securities portfolios; operating companies and real estate related loans. This AUM is intended principally to reflect the extent of CBRE Global Investors’ presence in the global real estate market, and its calculation of AUM may differ from the calculations of other asset managers.

About Caledon Capital Management Inc.

Caledon is a leading infrastructure and private equity solutions provider. The firm seeks to create long-term value for its clients by accessing and managing high-quality investment opportunities and building comprehensive and customized infrastructure and private equity portfolios. Caledon’s business model is to combine direct investments, co-investments, secondary investments, and primary fund investments in a manner to suit each client’s unique investment objectives. The firm currently provides its services through customized separately managed accounts, portfolio management advisory solutions and pooled funds. Since its inception in 2006, the Caledon team has grown to over 30 people and manages over CA$9 billion of assets on behalf of 15 clients across North America.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain of the statements in this release regarding the acquisition of the real estate investment management assets and operations of Caledon Capital Management Inc. (Caledon) that do not concern purely historical data are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements are made based on our management’s expectations and beliefs concerning future events affecting us and are subject to uncertainties and factors relating to our operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Accordingly, actual performance, results and events may vary materially from those indicated in forward-looking statements, and you should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future performance, results or events. Numerous factors could cause actual future performance, results and events to differ materially from those indicated in forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, our ability to successfully integrate Caledon with the existing operations of CBRE Global Investors as well as other risks and uncertainties discussed in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws. If we do update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements. For additional information concerning factors that may cause actual results to differ from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements and other risks and uncertainties to our business in general, please refer to our SEC filings, including our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, and our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Such filings are available publicly and may be obtained from our website at or upon request from the CBRE Investor Relations Department at


Robert McGrath

SOURCE: CBRE Group, Inc.

Kein Schnabelkürzen mehr bei REWE und PENNY

Kein Schnabelkürzen mehr bei REWE und PENNY


Freiwilliges Ziel wird im September 2017 vorzeitig erreicht

Koln, Deutschland, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die REWE Group hat im Juni 2016 eine freiwillige Erklärung abgegeben, bis Ende 2017 keine konventionellen Eigenmarken-Eier mehr vermarkten zu wollen, die von Legehennen mit gekürztem Schnabel stammen. Dieses ambitionierte Ziel erreicht das Unternehmen nun vorzeitig: Ab September dieses Jahres vertreiben REWE und PENNY bei ihren Eigenmarken ausschließlich frische Eier von Hennen, bei denen auf das schmerzhafte Schnabelkürzen verzichtet wurde.

Branchenverbände der Geflügelwirtschaft hatten sich mit dem Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft darauf geeinigt, ab dem 1. Januar 2017 auf die Einstallung von schnabelgekürzten Junghennen zu verzichten. Aufgrund der Lebenserwartung von Legehennen sind somit spätestens Mitte 2018 Eier von Legehennen mit gekürztem Schnabel aus den Märkten verbannt – die REWE Group setzt dies als erstes Handelsunternehmen in Deutschland vorzeitig zum 1. September 2017 um. Bio-Eier sind von dieser Maßnahme ausgeschlossen, da hier die Unversehrtheit der Schnäbel bereits verpflichtend ist.

Im Rahmen des PRO PLANET-Eierprojekts unterstützt die REWE Group bereits seit längerer Zeit ihre Lieferanten, Erfahrungen mit Legehennen, deren Schnäbel ungekürzt sind, zu sammeln. PENNY führt bereits seit Januar 2016 Eier aus Bodenhaltung von Legehennen ohne gekürzte Schnäbel und seit Anfang 2017 HERZ BUBE-Eier, bei denen auch die männlichen Küken bis zur Schlachtreife aufgezogen werden. In dem Pilotprojekt der REWE-Exklusivmarke „Spitz & Bube“ wird auch auf das Kürzen der Schnäbel verzichtet und erstmals in der konventionellen Eierproduktion wurden auch die männlichen Tiere großgezogen.

Die genossenschaftliche REWE Group ist einer der führenden Handels- und Touristikkonzerne in Deutschland und Europa. Im Jahr 2016 erzielte das Unternehmen einen Gesamtaußenumsatz von über 54 Milliarden Euro.

Die 1927 gegründete REWE Group ist mit ihren 330.000 Beschäftigten und 15.000 Märkten in 19 europäischen Ländern präsent. In Deutschland erwirtschafteten im Jahr 2016 rund 240.000 Mitarbeiter in rund 10.000 Märkten einen Umsatz von 39 Milliarden Euro. Zu den Vertriebslinien zählen Super- und Verbrauchermärkte der Marken REWE, REWE CENTER, REWE CITY und BILLA, der Discounter PENNY sowie die Baumärkte von toom und B1 Discount Baumarkt. Hinzu kommen die Bio-Supermärkte (TEMMA), innovative Convenience-Märkte (REWE To Go), das Gastrokonzept „Oh Angie!“ und E-Commerce2 Aktivitäten REWE Lieferservice sowie Zooroyal, Weinfreunde und Kölner Weinkeller. Zur Touristik gehören unter dem Dach der DER Touristik Group die Veranstalter ITS, Jahn Reisen und Travelix sowie Dertour, Meier’s Weltreisen, ADAC Reisen, Kuoni, Helvetic Tours, Apollo und Exim Tours sowie die Geschäftsreisesparte FCM Travel Solutions und über 2.400 Reisebüros (u.a. DER Reisebüro, DERPART, Kuoni), die Hotelmarken lti, Club Calimera, Cooee, PrimaSol und Playitas Resort und der Direktveranstalter

Für Rückfragen:
REWE Group-Unternehmenskommunikation
Tel: +49 221 149 1050
Fax: +49 221 138898

Source: REWE Group


ENGLAND: Co-op Foundation’s #iwill fund now accepting applications

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op Foundation is inviting youth charities in disadvantaged areas of England to apply for the first round of its #iwill fund.

Last month, the Foundation announced a new £2 million partnership to help young people take action to tackle loneliness – a key issue the Co-op has been campaigning on for the past two years. The first £400,000 of this funding will be awarded in 2017, through nine regional grants and one larger national project.

The #iwill fund is made possible thanks to a £40 million joint funding from the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. £1 million from the #iwill fund will be matched pound-for-pound by the Co-op Foundation, who will use the combined pot to grow their national network of partners tackling youth loneliness.

Funds will be targeted at disadvantaged areas where there are currently fewer opportunities for youth social action – activities which make a positive difference to communities, while developing young people’s skills.

Jim Cooke, Co-op Foundation Manager, explains:
“The challenges of growing up today, from the impact of social media to the ‘gig’ economy, mean that loneliness is a significant issue for young people.

“By creating more opportunities to take part in meaningful social action, we hope to strengthen young people’s sense of belonging and help develop a generation of confident, connected young citizens.”

Organisations awarded grants through the new fund will join an existing network of Co-op Foundation partners, who are addressing different aspects of youth loneliness and working together to share learnings about the issue.

One of these partners is Youth Focus: North East, who have worked with a group of young people to develop a grassroots peer-to-peer approach to tackling loneliness, called ‘Fast Friends’. Using photography as a way of exploring experiences of loneliness, the Fast Friends group are encouraging other young people to open up about this issue and take positive actions to support each other.

Fast Friends member Adam Cowley (21) said:
“I think the loneliness project is important because a lot of young people suffer from isolation and we can all help to do something about it.”

The #iwill fund supports the aims of the UK-wide #iwill campaign, co-ordinated by the charity Step Up To Serve, to increase the number of young people taking part in social action.

Charlotte Hill, CEO of Step Up To Serve, said:
“Social action builds vital skills whilst also enabling young people to contribute to their communities. Young people should ALL have access to these opportunities to make a difference, regardless of their background. “This exciting new partnership is all about enabling young people to understand the challenges of loneliness and consider how they can help others to cope with them. I look forward to hearing about the great new youth-led projects this funding will support.”

The deadline for expressions of interest in applying to the fund is 7 July. To find out more, including full details of eligible areas and how to apply, visit
Notes to editors

About Co-op Foundation

The Co-op Foundation is a registered charity (number 1093028) set up by the Co-op. It helps disadvantaged communities to overcome their challenges by putting co-operative values into practice. It aims to connect and empower people so they can work together to make things better. More information can be found at and on Twitter @Coop_Foundation

#iwill fund

  • The Government and Big Lottery Fund have each invested £20 million in to the #iwill Fund which will help to transform the culture of community engagement by getting young people involved in greater volunteering opportunities.
  • Full application information will be published at
  • Over four years the fund will be developed through investment and match funding from Trusts and Foundations, businesses and philanthropists
  • This innovative fund, bringing together a coalition of investors, aims to create the conditions to embed meaningful social action into the lives of every young person.

#iwill campaign

  • The #iwill campaign is being coordinated by the charity Step Up To Serve (Charity No.1154588). It was launched in 2013 after Government research into how the business, education, public and voluntary sectors could support young people to engage in social action (campaigning, fundraising and volunteering) between the ages of 10 and 20.
  • HRH The Prince of Wales is Patron of Step Up To Serve and the #iwill campaign. To date more than 600 organisations from across UK society have pledged to support the campaign goal of enabling more than 60% of 10-20 year-olds to participate in social action.
  • More information can be found at and @iwill_campaign

Big Lottery Fund

  • The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It puts people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects. It is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes.
  • Last year it awarded £583 million and supported around 12,000 projects across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes. Since June 2004 it has awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.
  • For more information visit

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

General enquiries:
020 7211 6000

Press Office:
Media enquiries (journalists only) 020 7211 2210
Out of hours telephone pager 07699 751 153

Source: Coop

Food Marketing Institute announces presenters at its Executive Leadership Forum on June 13

Food Marketing Institute announces presenters at its Executive Leadership Forum on June 13


ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced today (Jun 8, 2017) headliners addressing technology foresight, management and elevation at its Executive Leadership Forum on June 13.

Executive leaders from key retail, insight and technology companies — including The Kroger Co., Nielsen, Cisco, SAP America, Brookshire Grocery Company and RangeMe – will delve into prioritizing digital strategies and why and how these companies have put their chief information officers (CIO) and chief technology officers (CTO) at the center of enterprise-wide digital initiatives.

FMI Chief Collaboration Officer, Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, Mark Baum offered, “Our forum presenters will make the case that the position of the CIO/CTO has transformed into a strategic enabler in today’s retail landscape, a departure from their traditional role as the interpreter of techno-talk or the head of a capital-hungry cost center. The developments will further challenge CEOs and other C-suite executives to co-lead technology discussion and decision in the board room, and subsequently better meet the changing needs of today’s digitally engaged consumer.”

Contributors to the forum include:

  • John D’Anna, Executive Vice President Chief Strategic Officer, Brookshire Grocery Company
  • Annette Franke, Vice President, Kroger Technology (Moderator)
  • Glo Gordon, Vice President, IOT Cloud, Cisco
  • Nicky Jackson, President & Co-Founder, RangeMe
  • Lori Mitchell-Keller, Global General Manager Consumer Industries, SAP
  • Laurie Rains, Group Vice President, U.S. Retail Consumer & Shopper Analytics, Nielsen

A supporting corporate partner for the event, SAP’s Mitchell-Keller noted, “The CIO is the new strategic innovation and information officer – aligned to the CEO, and the enabler of new business processes – because the digital transformation of grocery is the future and is something the entire organization must embark on together.”

SAP will also host roundtable discussions that focus on critical omnichannel infrastructure areas: digital store operations and commerce; digital supply chain; digital marketing and merchandising; and digital fresh. C-level industry participants from major grocery, regional, independent operators and wholesalers will participate and represent companies such as Brookshire Grocery Company, Meijer, Inc., Price Chopper Supermarkets, Publix Super Markets, Inc. and The Kroger Co.

“The industry has changed, retail has changed, and we’ve turned to technology leaders to take us into a new era of intelligence and scalability,” RangeMe’s Jackson said. “I cannot think of a more forward-thinking and appropriate group of leaders to address our new digital reality for the food retail industry.”

Nielsen’s Rains suggested, “Our joint initiative with FMI continues to help us gain a stronger understanding of the diverse, and rapidly evolving needs of the digital consumer. Today’s retailers need to establish tighter digital connections with shoppers – and that starts with trust, value, experience and broadens to assortment, convenience and personalization. Retailer and manufacturers need to focus more deeply on the needs of consumers, their digital engagement requirements and the changing economics of food retail.”

Now in its second year, the FMI Executive Leadership Forum is an exclusive event open to a limited number of food retail and wholesale executives and sponsors. Executives will garner actionable insights on the digitally connected consumer in an intimate format.

For Media: While the FMI Executive Leadership Forum is closed to press, we welcome the opportunity to share insights from panelists via scheduled interviews pre- or post-event.

About RangeMe
RangeMe is the leading online platform that streamlines new product discovery between suppliers and retailers. The award-winning platform empowers retail buyers with an efficient way to source innovative new products and manage the inbound product submission process. For product suppliers and manufacturers, RangeMe gives increased control over the marketing of their products and greater access to retail buyers.

About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 350,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit

About Nielsen
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services for all devices on which content — video, audio and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen also provides its clients with analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry. FMI’s U.S. members operate nearly 40,000 retail food stores and 25,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of almost $770 billion. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to more than 1,225 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world. FMI membership covers the spectrum of diverse venues where food is sold, including single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains and mixed retail stores. For more information, visit and for information regarding the FMI foundation, visit


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Source: Food Marketing Institute


Stella McCartney launches her new women’s Spring 2018 collection

London, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — June 7th, New York. Tonight, Stella McCartney celebrated the launch of her new women’s Spring 2018 collection in New York in her signature garden party. The collection celebrates Stella’s irreverent style, while embracing a sense of individuality as showcased in the 20 looks presented on models in playful island themed vignettes. Embracing the spirit of collection the event was complete with pineapple bowling, a coconut shy game, as guests enjoyed reggae entertainment by Ky-Mani Marley, a steel drum band and DJ set by Rob McKinley.

Guests that joined Stella McCartney to celebrate the evening included: Alec Baldwin, Lauren Hutton, Lily Collins, Helena Christensen, Natalia Vodianova, Anja Rubik, Debbie Harry, Chris Rock, Lorne Michaels, Amanda Peet, Mariska Hargitay, Martha Hunt, Kenya Jones, Jennifer Meyer, Gabrielle Union, Ashley Benson, Craig McDean, Terry Richardson, Michael Avedon, David Jay, Rachel Feinstein, Taryn Simon, Philippa Price, Captain Paul Watson, Mia Moretti, Kitty Cash, Cleo Wade, TK Wonder Quann, and many more.

In Stella McCartney’s continued commitment towards sustainability, the designer also celebrated her collaboration with Parley for the Oceans to raise awareness for ocean conservation by launching two new products made of Parley Ocean Plastic™ materials, yarn and fabric: The new adidas by Stella McCartney Parley Ultra BOOST x shoe for Fall 2017 and the limited edition ‘Ocean Legend’ Falabella Go back pack in honor of Captain Paul Watson to benefit Sea Shepherd Conservation Society for their 40th anniversary. Both are made of upcycled marine plastic debris and will be launched in stores in early July.

Also highlighted at the event is the recent launch of the POP Bluebell fragrance, an intriguing new twist and follow up to POP. The scent celebrates a new generation of pioneering young women with a deeper purpose: embracing sustainability, individuality and a new kind of beauty. Alongside the launch is a POP Bluebell scent is a capsule collection including a backpack, makeup case and sunglasses.

The Women’s Spring 2018 collection will be available in stores starting November.

About Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney is a 50/50 joint venture partnership between Ms. Stella McCartney and Kering established in 2001. A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs. The brand’s women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, lingerie, swimwear, fragrance, kids, adidas by Stella McCartney collections and the recently launched menswear range are available through 49 free-standing stores including London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris and Milan as well around 600 wholesale accounts in key cities worldwide.

Source: Stella McCartney

LCP: commercial tarpaulins and marquees manufacturer Net and Cover Services moves to The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford

London, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — A manufacturer of commercial tarpaulins and marquees has moved to new premises in the Black Country, commercial property investment and management company LCP has announced.

Net and Cover Services is moving to Building 53C, Bay 7, The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford, after agreeing a three-year lease with LCP, which owns and manages the site.

Gary Waterhouse, who launched the company 10 years ago, is moving from the Bridge Trading Estate, Stourbridge, to take the 746 sq ft unit and now hopes the larger, more modern premises with separate office will enable him to grow his business.

“I needed to move to a ground-floor unit because it’s hard work carrying up stairs rolls of tarpaulin that weigh more than nine stone,” he said. “The new unit is ideal because it is modern and light, has a separate office and is also about 50 sq ft bigger.

“I put a sign outside saying that I’ll be opening on April 17 and had two calls from potential customers within a couple of hours, which is great. I’m looking forward to relocating the business.”

Net and Cover Services manufactures a wide range of tarpaulin products, from banners and boat covers to market stall covers and lorry sheets and side curtains, and has customers across the UK.

Paula James, LCP industrial lettings manager, said: “The Pensnett Estate has a wide range of premises that accommodate the smallest businesses to large, multi-nationals, and we’re very pleased to have been able to find Net Covers and Services a suitable unit.”


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Source: LCP

Baskin-Robbins joins T-Mobile Tuesdays’ #Thankiversary throughout the month of June

Baskin-Robbins joins T-Mobile Tuesdays’ #Thankiversary throughout the month of June


CANTON, Mass., 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins is excited to celebrate with T-Mobile for the one-year #Thankiversary of T-Mobile Tuesdays this month! Available on iPhone and Android, T-Mobile Tuesdays is an app that thanks T-Mobile customers by providing them with free stuff and gives everyone a chance to win prizes – every Tuesday.

Throughout the month of June, the T-Mobile Tuesdays app will be packed with free stuff up for grabs and great deals from Baskin-Robbins!  On one of the four T-Mobile Tuesdays this month, every T-Mobile customer will get a $4 promo code and every week in June, every customer can get a second Baskin-Robbins sundae* for just $0.99 when they buy one at regular price.

For more information about T-Mobile Tuesdays’ #Thankiversary, please visit:

And if you haven’t already, please remember to download the Baskin-Robbins mobile app! In addition to money-saving deals, ice cream fans can use the app to pay for their favorite ice cream treats, frozen beverages and ice cream cakes with a Baskin-Robbins card and send virtual Baskin-Robbins cards to friends and family by text or email. The Baskin-Robbins mobile app is available for iPhone and Android devices.

*Coupon can be applied toward the purchase of one additional sundae for .99 cents, excluding Warm Lava Cake Sundaes, Mini Soft Serve Parfaits, Layered Sundaes, Banana Splits, and Double Scoop Cookie Sundaes.


Justin Drake
Phone: 781-737-5200

Source: Baskin-Robbins


Food & Beverage will be at the centre of MAPIC 2017 in Cannes from 15 to 17 November

Paris, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food & Beverage will be at the centre of MAPIC 2017. Today ( 8 June, 2017), a third of consumers claim they only visit a mall to eat or drink[1]. Food services are largely transforming shopping centres into convivial lifestyle venues.

Organised by Reed MIDEM, the International Retail Property Market will be held in Cannes from 15 to 17 November.

The point of sale experience is a vital element in persuading consumers to go out rather than buy online. For ultra-connected clients, the shopping experience and its associated human encounters are more important than the product itself. As a result, traditional shopping centres are transforming into social sites for meeting others and leisure activities where people come to spend the day. In line with Unibail-Rodamco and its “Dining ExperienceTM” brand, it is essential to create sophisticated Food & Beverage concepts likely to attract this new type of consumer.

“MAPIC has showcased countries that stand out for their retailing developments. Two years ago we decided to start highlighting strong trends that are changing the market beyond mere internationalisation. This year, it’s the turn of Food & Beverage because this is a fundamental shift that involves all industry professionals in both real estate and retail,” explains Nathalie Depetro, Director of MAPIC.

Studies have shown that a consumer who visits a shopping centre with Food & Beverage offerings stays there longer and on average spends 18% more. This is why experts believe that shopping centres are expected to spend 15% to 20% of their mix on Food & Beverage[2].

From single-products, street food, and quality sandwiches to traditional or healthy cuisine, there is a very broad range of popular Food & Beverage trends! MAPIC will be presenting the full gamut of new concepts and innovative formats in this rapidly-changing sector.

MAPIC’s official programme will also offer a series of special conferences on the evolution of the Food & Beverage segment, as well as presenting exclusive brand concepts. For the first time, MAPIC will host a tasting area where a selection of brands will present their concept and offer product tastings.

Over 2,100 international brand developers from all sectors, including more than 400 in Food & Beverage, are expected at MAPIC 2017. Restaurant chains that have already confirmed their presence this year include Wagamama a British restaurant chain specialising in Japanese cuisine, WeLovePuro, an Italian ice cream brand, Chopstix, a British Chinese restaurant chain, Burger King, Five Guys, Delifrance, a French bread and pastry brand, Autogrill, McDonald’s, Fun Sushi, Leonidas, Flunch, Groupe Le Duff, and its brands Brioche Doré, Del Arte, and Fournil de Pierre among others.

Another budding trend in this sector is tech food from brands such as Deliveroo and Ubereats. These days, there’s no need to go out to enjoy a quality burger – you can enjoy it at home. These brands will also be attending MAPIC because they revolutionize both the world of catering and real estate.

Offering the very best sites for retailers is part of MAPIC’s DNA. The biggest names of French and international retail property such as Altarea Cogedim, Sonae Sierra, ECE Projektmanagement, Wanda Group and Thor Equities are already confirmed as exhibitors.

More about MAPIC on our press site.

About Reed MIDEM:
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM UK in London, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong and MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York for the real estate industry; MAPIC in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy in Milan, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and IRF brought by MAPIC in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector.

About Reed Exhibitions:
Reed MIDEM is a division of Reed Exhibitions, the world leader in event organisation, with over 500 events in 30 countries. In 2015 Reed brought together over seven million active professionals around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa and organised by 40 offices and agents located. Reed Exhibitions 43 key industrial sectors, through events for professionals and the general public, and is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leader in the publishing and dissemination of




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Source: MAPIC