iD Mobile launches new campaign ‘#WeGotThis’ with and starring BAFTA award-winning actor Asim Chaudhry

iD Mobile launches new campaign ‘#WeGotThis’ with and starring BAFTA award-winning actor Asim Chaudhry

Bafta-winning actor stars in mobile network’s new tongue-in-cheek campaign

LONDON, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ —iD Mobile is spreading happiness today with the launch of its new campaign ‘#WeGotThis’, created with and starring BAFTA award-winning actor Asim Chaudhry.

Chaudhry brings his trademark deadpan humour to the launch film, ‘Control Room’, available to watch on iD Mobile’s YouTube channel. Hard at work in iD Mobile’s ‘Secret Customer Happiness HQ’, Chaudhry gets to grips with his new job as ‘Customer Happiness Officer’. Going the extra mile, he successfully takes on his customer happiness mission, spreading news of the network’s simple new plan that offers bill capping, inclusive roaming and data rollover.

Fans of Chaudhry and iD Mobile can follow the action as it unfolds in three further films – ‘Beach’, ‘Shower’ and ‘House Party’. Each one is based around one of the plan’s key features and will see the Customer Happiness Officer’s misguided attempts to go the extra mile for iD Mobile customers.

The campaign, created by digital engagement agency AllTogetherNow, will run across Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Vevo and, for the first time ever, iD Mobile will also get snap happy on Snapchat.

Mark Bowles, Head of Marketing for iD Mobile, comments: “These films humorously bring iD Mobile’s commitment to customers and our new plan’s features to life for our 18-34-year-old audience. The digital-only strategy has been designed to maximise views and we couldn’t think of anyone better than Asim Chaudhry to partner with here as he perfectly embodies our obsession with our customers and light-hearted spirit. We hope you enjoy it!”

Sam Willard, Creative Director at AllTogetherNow, says, “From day one, iD Mobile has built the business around its customers. Nowhere is this more evident than in the creation of this new plan. Asim’s turn as bumbling Customer Happiness Officer, mixed with the bright, youthful and in-your-face art direction has resulted in a vibrant campaign that we’re confident will resonate with our audience.”

iD Mobile was launched in May 2015 and now has more than half a million subscribers across the UK. Built around the customer, the MVNO provides even greater value and control for UK mobile customers. For more information on iD Mobile go to: and follow @ID_Mobile_UK, and

The creative campaign from AllTogetherNow will be amplified by M&C Saatchi PR, with media planning and buy from Blue 449.


For more information please contact M&C Saatchi PR on: / 0207 544 3600

Brand: iD Mobile
Head of Marketing: Mark Bowles
Marketing Manager: John Annoh
Social Media & Content Marketing Manager: Wasim John

Creative Agency: AllTogetherNow
Managing Director: Steve Parker
Creative Director: Sam Willard
Creative Team: Sam Willard & John McDonnell
Account Team: Joe Chalmers & Jess Shearing
Strategy: Flora Proudlock
Talent Broker: Melsie Bourne

Director: Jon Riche
Production Company: Hoot Entertainment
Production Company Producer: Dominic Bunjevac & Mathias Giley
Director of Photography: Carl Burke

Offline Edit: Matt Chodan @ Gorilla Editors
Post Production: Smoke & Mirrors
Audio Post Production: Unit Post Production
Agency Producer: Jo Dillon

Media Agency: Blue 449
Managing Partner: Lindsay Payne
Emma Putnam: Group Account Director (Planning)
Beth Abood: Account Director (Planning)
Francesca Darvill: Account Director (Digital Investment)
Daniel Hoey: Senior Planner Buyer (Digital Investment)

PR Agency: M&C Saatchi PR
Director: Danielle Heximer
Associate Director: Jessica Silver
Account Director: Amy Rowlatt
Senior Account Executive: Imogen Turner
Junior Account Executive: Olivia Simpson

Notes to editors:

About iD Mobile
Launched in May 2015, iD Mobile UK is Carphone Warehouse’s 4G network operator. Its flexible 4G plans are amongst some of the best value in the UK. These range from great value SIM Only deals, to plans that include the very latest flagship smartphones.

iD Mobile UK is built around its customers, and puts them firmly in control – they can cap their monthly spend, roll over unused data to the next month, and even roam like at home in 50 destinations at no extra cost. iD Mobile UK customers can manage their account online or by using the free smartphone app, where they can buy add-ons, and view their usage whilst they’re on the move. iD Mobile UK runs on the Three network.

About Dixons Carphone
Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 42,000 people in eleven countries.

Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from the Geek Squad and Knowhow.

Dixons Carphone’s primary brands include Carphone Warehouse, CurrysPCWorld and Simplifydigital in the UK & Ireland, Elkjøp, Elkjøp Phonehouse, Elgiganten, Elgiganten Phonehouse, Gigantti and Lefdal in the Nordic countries, Kotsovolos in Greece, Dixons Travel in a number of UK & Ireland airports and Phone House in Spain. Our key service brands include Knowhow in the UK, Ireland and the Nordics, and Geek Squad in the UK, Ireland and Spain.

Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services (including honeyBee software products), PC World Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group’s existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.

Dixons Carphone was voted ‘Retailer of the Year’ at the Retail Week Awards 2016.

SOURCE: Dixons Carphone plc

Signet Jewelers Limited appoints R. Mark Graf as an Independent Director

HAMILTON, Bermuda, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Signet Jewelers Limited (the “Company”) (NYSE: SIG), the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed R. Mark Graf as an Independent Director effective July 1, 2017. Mr. Graf currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at Discover Financial Services and has more than 30 years of experience in treasury, financial planning, accounting, corporate development and business line management.

H. Todd Stitzer, Chairman, commented, “Mark brings to Signet a deep, balanced and diversified finance, credit and leadership experience, which will make him a valuable addition to the Signet Board of Directors. On behalf of the Board, I welcome him, and we look forward to benefiting from his knowledge and insight.”

Prior to joining Discover Financial Services, Mr. Graf was an Investment Advisor at Aquiline Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in investments in the financial services industry. Prior to that, he served as Partner at Barrett Ellman Stoddard Capital Partners from 2006 to 2008 and Chief Financial Officer of Fifth Third Bancorp from 2004 to 2006.

Mr. Graf holds a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.

Additionally, Mr. Dale W. Hilpert notified the Company of his decision to retire from the Board of Directors for personal reasons, effective June 28, 2017.

Mr. Stitzer added: “On behalf of the Board, I thank Dale for his significant and valued contribution to Signet over the last 14 years and wish him all the best in his retirement.”

SOURCE: Signet Jewelers


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Schnucks stores to host hunger relief partner agencies in the “Shop Out Hunger” campaign on Saturday, June 24

ST. LOUIS, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., all 100 Schnucks stores will host hunger relief partner agencies in the “Shop Out Hunger” campaign. Volunteers from these organizations will distribute a shopping (“wish”) list to customers as they enter the store and hope to collect non-perishable food donations as customers leave.

The most-needed items include:

  • Cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned meats: tuna, chicken, beef
  • Soup, Chili, Stew and Ravioli
  • Canned fruits & vegetables
  • Pasta, rice and beans

“Food insecurity and childhood hunger – especially in summer months when they lack access to school breakfast and lunch programs – are real issues in the communities that we serve, and as a company, we have pledged to tackle them head on,” said Schnucks Director of Community Relations Joanie Taylor. “This weekend’s ‘Shop Out Hunger’ campaign, as well as our daily donations to food pantries, are examples of how we, at Schnucks, are doing just that.”

Taylor notes that Schnucks takes great pride in the company’s community partnerships with hunger being the number one priority and donates more than $13 million annually in food to local food pantries.

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 100 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs 14,000 teammates and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at

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Global Body Lotion Growth Rate in Small & Medium Business Market Size, Revenue, Status and Forecast 2022

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The global Body Lotion market is valued at USD 12105 million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 16129 million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of 4.90% between 2016 and 2022.

The Asia-Pacific Others will occupy for more market share in following years, especially in China, also fast growing India and Southeast Asia regions.

North America, especially The United States, will still play an important role which cannot be ignored. Any changes from United States might affect the development trend of Body Lotion.

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The major players in global Body Lotion market include

  • Unilever PLC
  • L’Oréal S.A.
  • Procter & Gamble Co.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Shiseido Company
  • Beiersdorf AG
  • Avon Products Inc.
  • Clarins
  • Kao Corporation
  • Amore Pacific Group
  • The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
  • Cavinkare
  • Cetaphil
  • Hain Celestial Group

Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with Sales, revenue, Market Share (%) and Growth Rate (%) of Body Lotion in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering

North America


Asia-Pacific Others


South America

Middle East and Africa

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Oily Skin Body Lotion

Normal Skin Body Lotion


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Men Using

Women Using

Baby Using


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Discount Drug Stores announced new initiatives and technological advancements at its 10th national conference

Discount Drug Stores announced new initiatives and technological advancements at its 10th national conference


Rowville VIC, Australia, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amid the picturesque waters of Noumea, New Caledonia, Discount Drug Stores announced a host of new initiatives and technological advancements at its 10th national conference that took place May 27 – 31. Douglas Kuskopf-Dallas, General Manager of the discount pharmacy retail group, says its investment into new initiatives will allow the brand to adapt to the challenging times of the industry and better serve their customers.

Amongst the announcements at the themed ‘The Future is Now’ conference, Discount Drug Stores unveiled its new pain management program, the launch of a health food and organics project, partnerships with script reminder service MedAdvisor and the implementation of its Next Generation Retail Platform powered by FRED NXT.

Leading the way in new customer service developments and dispensary workflow innovations, the pharmacy brand continues to remain at the forefront of the industry, with a 2.09 percent growth in GP for total pharmacy despite PBS reforms and a stagnant retail market. In 2016, Discount Drug Stores performed above the national Pharmacy Professional Incentives average for the second year in a row, achieving 30 percent more cases than the average Australian pharmacy and 32 per cent higher patient adherence, additionally contributing $372,000 for their charity partners Free2Be and Assistance Dogs Australia to date.

Focusing on the delivery of the highest standard of healthcare advice and delivery of industry-leading professional services, the brand revealed its newly launched pain management program – an offering not currently available from any other pharmacy group – in conjunction with the newly introduced diabetes management program. The diabetes management program promises to help pharmacists tap into the 6 CPA funding, assisting in meeting community healthcare needs. In addition to the new initiatives, the brand will continue to further leverage its Dispensary program, introducing new training programs to help stores improve workflows, freeing up time for pharmacists that is better spent serving customers and helping patients.

Discount Drug Stores are no strangers to the ever-changing requirements and demands of customers, additionally introducing a new health food and organics category. The integration of the new category into its network of existing stores will see the brand move towards its goal of becoming a comprehensive, holistic healthcare destination, widening the pharmacies’ ability to support customer wellness all year round through means beyond simply dispensing pharmaceuticals and health clinics.

Set to launch in the coming months, Discount Drug Stores has worked in partnership with FRED NXT to deliver its Next Generation Retail Platform, offering the capability to go paperless with many existing processes. The platform will be integrated into the pharmacy networks existing systems and promises to create operational efficiencies, giving stores the ability to better manage their front-of-shop operations. Douglas Kuskopf-Dallas, General Manager of the Discount Pharmacy Retail Group, says “We continue to invest in new technologies to ensure we stay ahead in a constantly changing industry”.

During the conference, the pharmacy brand additionally announced its newly formed partnership with MedAdvisior, driving the development of a white-labelled app for Discount Drug Stores. In line with the brands multi-channel marketing approach, the app will offer customers a script reminder service amongst other valuable features, serving as another means to help customers better manage their health.

“We are delighted in the potential these new initiatives and technologies will bring to our company and stores in easing business processes and supporting their ability to provide excellent service to our customers.” says Mr Kuskopf-Dallas.


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Source: Sigma Healthcare


The National Retail Federation announces the retirement of SVP and General Counsel Mallory Duncan

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (June 21, 2017) announced the retirement of Senior Vice President and General Counsel Mallory Duncan, a veteran lawyer and lobbyist who has guided the retail industry through legal, legislative and regulatory battles over credit card fees, bankruptcy law, privacy issues and other topics for more than two decades.

“Whether you’re appealing to the Supreme Court, testifying before Congress or meeting at the White House, Mallory is the lawyer you want by your side,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “There is no brighter legal mind in the retail industry, and nobody understands the complexities and nuances of the issues he follows better than he does. He has been indispensable to me as a trusted advisor and I am sorry to see him go.”

“Working in the retail industry has given me the opportunity to play an exciting part in some of the most interesting issues of our day,” Duncan said. “Retail isn’t just stores and shopping. It’s about the economy, jobs and public policy issues that run the gamut from taxes to trade. I’ve spent the biggest part of my career representing retailers, but a large part of that is improving retailers’ ability to serve everyday consumers. I’d like to think I’ve helped restore the alignment of Main Street retailers and their customers against unfair practices that threaten them both.”

Duncan will leave NRF at the end of August but will continue to provide counsel on payments and other issues as a consultant.

“Mallory informed me earlier this year of his intention to retire at the end of the summer, and we have been actively engaged in searching for his successor,” Shay said. “We expect to make an announcement soon.”

Duncan joined NRF as general counsel in 1994. As such, he is responsible for all of NRF’s legal affairs, both directly and through coordination of outside counsel. As a member of the NRF executive team, he helps execute the federation’s strategic mission of advocacy, communications and education on behalf of the industry. He also manages the NRF General Counsels Forum, which is made up of chief legal officers at many of the nation’s best-known retail companies.

Duncan is best known as one of the retail industry’s leading voices for reform of credit card industry fees, rules and practices to make the card industry more transparent and competitive, an area where he has played a significant role since the mid-1990s. The announcement of his retirement comes after NRF’s recent victory in convincing the House to drop efforts to repeal reform of debit card swipe fees. In recent years, Duncan headed NRF’s legal challenge of the Federal Reserve’s 2011 cap on debit card swipe fees as too high and another legal action that said a record-setting $7.25 billion settlement with banks over credit card swipe fees in 2012 was too low. Both cases went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which let the debit swipe cap stand but returned the credit card case to the trial court for additional proceedings.

Prior to joining NRF, Duncan served as senior counsel in the Washington office of J.C. Penney, where he advised the company on state and federal legislative and regulatory issues. He was previously a senior attorney in the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, where he wrote the commission’s Policy Guidance on Civil Penalties, and was an associate at the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan. The Los Angeles native is a graduate of Pomona College and Yale Law School.

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs — 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

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NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay: retailers would work “tirelessly” to achieve tax reform without shifting the burden to consumers

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay said in an interview today (June 21, 2017) on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co. that retailers would work “tirelessly” to achieve tax reform that lowers rates without shifting the burden to consumers.

Regarding House Speaker Paul Ryan’s speech on tax reform the day before, Shay said, “The Speaker made very clear that there is more than one way to get this done….I think that is encouraging. That is a sign that he and Chairman Brady and others are being responsive to the concerns they have heard and the recognition the politics of this, it just doesn’t make sense to do tax reform by imposing a $1700 tax on American families.”

To watch the full interview, click here.

The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world and NRF has led the retail industry in advocating for comprehensive tax reform that would broaden the tax base and lower the rate. Retail benefits from few of the tax breaks that lower tax bills for other industries, and most retail companies pay at or close to the full 35 percent rate.

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Varney & Co. – Matt Shay Interview
June 21, 2017

STUART VARNEY: House Speaker Paul Ryan outlined his tax reform plan yesterday. He barely mentioned the so-called border adjustment tax. National Retail Federation CEO Matt Shay is here with us now. Alright, Matt, take a victory lap because you killed it. You killed the border tax.

NRF PRESIDENT AND CEO MATTHEW SHAY: Nice to be with you, Stuart. Glad to be here today. I think that the speech Speaker Ryan gave yesterday and the outline that he provided to that audience was something that would resonate very well with our members, would be very popular with the retail industry. He said a lot of things with which we agree and that makes the point, that we have been in agreement with the Speaker on the need for tax reform for a long time and we have one disagreement over one element and the fact he didn’t mention that element yesterday is encouraging to all of us.

VARNEY: Your disagreement is purely about the border adjustment tax and that is the way of paying for this tax reform. If you take away the border adjustment tax would you be okay with substituting a consumption tax like a gas tax?

SHAY: I think a consumption tax and a gas tax would be received very differently depending on which industries you are talking about because they will have different impacts. But I think the point here is that the Speaker made very clear that there is more than one way to get this done and the fact that he acknowledged there’s a way to do tax reform, and said, for reference, we have a proposal here in the House but there are many ways to get this done, I think that is encouraging. That is a sign that he and Chairman Brady and others are being responsive to the concerns they have heard and the recognition the politics of this, it just doesn’t make sense to do tax reform by imposing a $1700 tax on American families.

VARNEY: I came on strong at the beginning of the interview trying to press you, and say, ‘look, it’s dead.’ You killed it, you did it. I think I am right, whether you killed it or not doesn’t matter. I think it is dead and you are not going to give me an argument.

SHAY: We have heard the Senate – sort of up and down the line – from Republican members of the Senate express a lot of discomfort with this. There is not any enthusiasm in the Senate for this to go anywhere. You heard Secretary Steve Mnuchin at Treasury, you’ve heard Gary Cohen at the White House make public statements about their displeasure with this particular approach, so I think this is a positive development. I think there is a long way to go, as Speaker Ryan pointed out, and it is not going to be over until we get there. And we need to get there and I think we should be very clear on this. We will be just as vocal in support of a plan that doesn’t contain the border adjustment tax as we have been vocal about one that does. We are big champions for reform. We pay the highest rate of any industry in the country, we want to get this done and we will be out there tirelessly working to get tax reform across the finish line.

VARNEY: Okay, Matt, we’ll delay your victory lap for a couple days but after that you really have to come back to take a victory lap because you really did kill it.

SHAY: Victory is when we get tax reform done because it’s good for the American people and good for this country and that will be a victory for all of us.

About NRF
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

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EuroShop 2017 recorded the best results ever in its 50-year history

Biggest Showcase and Marketplace for Creative Ideas for Stand Construction, Design, Event and Live Marketing +++ Exhibitor Magazine (USA) presents EuroShop Awards for Best Booth Built

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The world’s biggest trade fair for retail investment needs, EuroShop 2017 held in Düsseldorf from 5 to 9 March 2017, succeeded in posting the best results ever in its 50-year history. 2,368 exhibitors from 61 nations presented the entire spectrum of innovative products, trends and concepts for retail, industry and a multitude of service providers in 18 halls on net exhibition space measuring over 127,000 m². 113,906 trade visitors from 138 countries travelled to the Rhine to gather information and network with the global sector.

Expo + Event Marketing on over 13,000 m²

This year saw EuroShop kick off with the concept of seven Dimensions for the first time. The new structure went down extremely well with both exhibitors and trade visitors. Also benefiting from the changes was the Expo & Event Marketing Dimension. Never before did so many exhibitors present ranges on such a large area as in 2017. With 274 exhibitors from 38 countries this number increased by 21% over the previous event and the exhibition area grew by an impressive 34% to13,471 m².

This expansion of the Expo & Event Marketing area was only possible thanks to the new structure of EuroShop. For the first time, this area occupied both Halls 4 and 5 of the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre. Here trade visitors this year were once again in for nothing but creative concepts and ideas – such as sure-fire exhibition architecture concepts, custom-built stands,  the latest developments in stand construction systems and their applications, mobile displays and display systems, trade fair appearances as part of integrated communication, exemplary stand design as well as accomplished combinations of architecture and marketing.

The accompanying Expo and Event Forum was well attended by an international audience on all five days of the trade fair. It was organised by FAMAB, “Studieninstitut für Kommunikation” (Institute of Communication Studies Düsseldorf), IFES and m+a report magazine. In addition to intriguing business cases from the industry the Forum also featured diverse lectures and panel discussion revolving around digitalisation, sustainability and Work 4.0. Furthermore, FAMAB joined forces with bvik (Bundesverband Industrie Kommunikation e.V.) for the first time to offer guided tours of the trade fair that met with plenty of approval.

Proving another highlight at the Expo and Event Marketing Dimension was the presentation of the coveted EuroShop Awards, presented every three years by US trade magazine “Exhibitor Magazine” in their own ceremony. The Award is sponsored by Access TCA Inc., North America’s biggest independent expo and event marketing operation.

All stands in Halls 4 and 5 were automatically eligible for free participation in the contest, while stands in other halls were able to apply for a fee. The prerequisite for all of them: all stands had to be premieres at a trade fair. In each of the three size categories one winner was selected while additional stands received honourable mentions. On top of this, an audience award was presented. Decisive for this were the votes cast by EuroShop visitors. The awards were presented by the Exhibitor Magazine during the trade fair.

The following companies were honoured at Exhibitor Magazine’s 2017 EuroShop Awards:

Category Small Stands:

Winner: Winkels Messe- und Ausstellungsbau GmbH
Honourable Mention: Allmax Sp. z o.o.
Honourable Mention: Public Address Exhibition & Design GmbH

Category Medium-Sized Stands:

Winner: Fairnet GmbH
Honourable Mention: Atelier Dambock Messebau GmbH
Honourable Mention: Schendel & Pawlaczyk Messebau GmbH

Category Large Stands:

Winner: Aluvision N.V.
Honourable Mention: BeMatrix bvba
Honourable Mention: Octanorm Vertriebs GmbH

Winner of the Audience Prize:

Changzhou Hawk Display Appliance Manufacture Co. Ltd.
For further details on the EuroShop Award go to:

The next EuroShop will be held in Düsseldorf from 16 to 20 February 2020.

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AUSTRALIA: Coles opens its milestone 800th supermarket at Epping North

AUSTRALIA: Coles opens its milestone 800th supermarket at Epping North


Perth, Australia, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coles has created 115 new local jobs at Epping North with the unveiling of its milestone 800th supermarket at Aurora Village on Wednesday, 21 June.

Epping North was selected as the location for the milestone 800th supermarket in Australia after Coles’ 103 year history. In addition to the 115 new recruits, 25 team members will transfer from other Coles stores in the area, bringing the total team to 140.The new market-style supermarket will feature an in-store bakery with flatbread made daily, a continental delicatessen with a large selection of cheese and fresh seafood, and a meat counter with a slice-on-request service.

The new store will also feature a self-service olive bar, ‘Scoop and Weigh’ station and an extensive fresh produce area with fruit and vegetables displayed on ice.

Store Manager Ranjith Fernando is excited to introduce the store and its new features to local residents and support the local Epping North community.

“The whole team can’t wait to show off the new shopping experience to the local community. Our service will extend beyond the checkout, with the store committed to supporting a range of causes close to the hearts of customers and team members,” he said.

The team at Aurora Village will support the Epping North Scout Group by hosting activities and dinner at the Galada Community Centre and donating a trailer later this month, as well as supplying sport shirts for students at Harvest Home Primary School.

“As a store, we’re committed to being involved with the local community and working with Epping North Scout Group and Harvest Home Primary School are just two ways we’re getting involved. We look forward to being more involved with the local Epping North community throughout the year,” Ranjith said.

Coles at Aurora Village is located at 329A Harvest Home Rd, and will open from 6 am to 12 pm seven days a week.

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NACS welcomes Jessica Rowe as Exhibit & Member Services Coordinator

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jessica Rowe has joined NACS as Exhibit & Member Services Coordinator.

She will be responsible for assisting with NACS Show booth sales and logistics as well as helping to deliver an exceptional customer experience for exhibitors at the NACS Show, which annually attracts more than 20,000 attendees from 60-plus countries, and features four days of general sessions, more than 60 education sessions and more than 1,200 exhibiting companies in a roughly 400,000 net-square-foot expo.

Rowe comes to NACS after having worked as a recruiter for The Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C. She graduated cum laude with a BA in public relations from the University of South Carolina.

NACS advances the role of convenience stores as positive economic, social and philanthropic contributors to the communities they serve. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 154,000 stores nationwide selling fuel, food and merchandise, serves 160 million customers daily—half of the U.S. population—and has sales that are 10.8% of total U.S. retail and foodservice sales. NACS has 2,100 retailer and 1,750 supplier members from more than 50 countries.

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Independent grocers call on shoppers to donate to help support local food banks

More than 1,600 independent grocers from across the nation urge shoppers to donate $1, $3, or $5 at the register to support their local food banks and pantries

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, NGA Research and Education Foundation (NGAREF), and Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates (ROFDA) recognized today (June 21, 2017) as the “Independents Day of Giving” to help fight hunger and raise community awareness with more than 1,600 independent grocers across the country participating.

Shoppers have been encouraged to add $1, $3, or $5 donations to their grocery bill throughout the month of June, with a focus on June 21, the first day of summer. Each contribution will help support local food banks that are members of the Feeding America nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs.

“Contrary to popular belief, the highest demand for food is during the summer after the holiday food drives end and the same people who were hungry on Christmas are still hungry in June,” said Peter J. Larkin, president and CEO, NGA. “Locally-owned independent supermarkets have a long history of giving back to the communities they serve and are eager to work with shoppers to help restock their neighborhood’s food pantry by making a small contribution at the register.”

A comprehensive report on hunger, “Hunger in America 2014,” found that the Feeding America network serves one in eight people – or 46.6 million – each year. The USDA estimates that one in six children – 17.9 percent – faces food insecurity, compared to the nation’s overall food insecurity rate of 13.4 percent.

“With children on break from school, families facing food insecurity are forced to find an additional two meals for their kids each day,” said Elizabeth Crocker, vice president and executive director, NGA Research and Education Foundation. “That means finding an extra $300 for groceries when kids are out of school, which isn’t feasible for many families.”

More than 22 million children in the United States receive free or reduced-price school lunches and just four million – or just 18 percent – receive free meals in the summer when school meals are not as readily available, according to 2016 USDA report on the National School Lunch Program.

“One of the most important missions of any supermarket operator and the wholesalers that serve them is to feed the families and support their communities,” said Francis Cameron, president and CEO, ROFDA. “We’re excited to maximize the impact of the independent supermarket industry and give back to their communities.”

“Children need good nutrition all year long. When school lets out, millions of children no longer have readily available access to a healthy school breakfast or lunch,” said Dave McConnell, president and CEO of Making Change. “We are delighted to join NGA and ROFDA for this vital, life-saving initiative to fill the gap for our children so they can reach for their dreams.”

The donations will be collected by Making Change, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, and redistributed back into the local communities of each participating independent supermarket by Feeding America.

For an interactive map of participating independent supermarkets, click HERE.

Tel: (703) 516-0700
Fax: (703) 516-0115

Source: NGA

KappAhl to announce its third quarter 2016/2017 results on Thursday 29 June

Mölndal, Sweden, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — A teleconference will be held on the same day, for analysts, media and investors, at 09.00 (CET). The report will be presented by Danny Feltmann, President and CEO and Anders Düring, CFO.

The presentation will be held in English and will also be live webcasted at, under “Investor Relations”, choose “Reports & presentations”. Questions can be asked via the teleconference or via the webcast. It is also possible to listen to the webcast afterwards at the same address.

To participate, please call 5 minutes before the opening of the conference:
Sweden +46 (0)8 566 426 62
Great Britain +44 203 008 9804

KappAhl, founded in 1953 in Gothenburg, is one of the leading Nordic fashion chains with nearly 380 stores in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Poland as well as Shop Online. Our mission is to offer value-for-money fashion of our own design with wide appeal. More than half of the range is sustainability labelled. In 2015/2016 sales were SEK 4.7 billion and the number of employees was about 4,000 in nine countries. KappAhl has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2006. More information is available at

Press contacts:
Charlotte Högberg
Head Corporate Communications
tel 46 (0)70 471 56 31

Source:  KappAhl

PAK’nSAVE Albany owner Paul Blackwell honoured with the 2017 Blake Leader Award

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Inspirational leader Paul Blackwell and owner of PAK’nSAVE Albany has received the 2017 Blake Leader Award in recognition of outstanding contribution.

If you were to ask anyone who knows Paul Blackwell they will tell you not only can he be counted on for sound business advice, he’s the kind of boss who takes his greatest pleasure in his team’s success – over and above that of his own. He’s the first to brush off any praise for his achievements, so you can be assured being in the spotlight for winning a Blake Leader Award makes him feel pretty uncomfortable.

Regardless, Foodstuffs North Island CEO Chris Quin, who nominated Paul, can’t think of a more deserving recipient for someone who has determination, a will to succeed and a belief in achieving extraordinary things in business, sport and community.

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way”, and this is exactly how Paul Blackwell inspires the people around him. My colleagues constantly tell me that Paul never seeks acknowledgment – his personal reward is about making a real and meaningful difference. Paul and his wife Liz have a stellar list of accomplishments which includes owning one of the most successful PAK’nSAVE stores in the country, coaching hundreds of employees to grow, publishing inspirational works, supporting his church and the community and steering the New Zealand Breakers to a series of heart-stopping wins in the Australian National Basketball League.”

Described as an inspirational husband, father and brother, colleague, boss, Chairman and Director, the list of Paul’s projects makes for impressive reading:

  • 18 years running one of the highest performing North Island PAK’nSAVE stores, claiming Store of the Year in 2016
  • Manager at Farmers, owner of PaperPlus stores, New World store owner, PAK’nSAVE store owner, Foodstuffs North Island director and PQ Blackwell Publishing director
  • Church and community leader
  • Significant supporter of Starship and Heart Kids
  • Owner, Director and Chair of the New Zealand Breakers (with four ANBL Championship wins)

But, it’s the relationship that Paul Blackwell has with the wider community through the Breakers which really highlights his inspirational leadership. Under Paul’s leadership the team has visited hundreds of schools talking with tens of thousands of children, donating tens of thousands of basketballs, skills manuals, coaching guides and DVDs as part of their community programmes. While the team focuses on delivering on the court the Breakers have three people working fulltime in the community – encouraging kids to play in an exciting, globally-recognised sport. That’s all down to Paul and Liz’s personal philosophy of giving back.

Peter Anderson, Chairman of Foodstuffs North Island, has this to add about Paul. “He inspires confidence and passion in those around him. He is very focused on achieving his goals but never at the expense of compromising his very strong values. Paul has integrity and is regarded by all as a natural, unassuming and humble leader, more interested in others’ success than his own. We are delighted that Paul and Liz’s work has been acknowledged by the Sir Peter Blake Trust. It is a thoroughly well-deserved honour.”

Chris Quin adds, “When I asked for Paul’s peers to give us a hand to complete his nomination there was no shortage of contributions. People were knocking down my door to offer their support. Paul Blackwell is universally admired by everyone who knows him. They could not think of anyone more deserving of a Blake Leader Award.”

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

Source: Foodstuffs NZ

PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) raised total shares in to 10.5%

Lippo Village, Tangerang, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Smartclub, Foodmart, Boston and FMX, today ( June 22, 2017 )announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an additional share purchase option of for Rp22,521 per share in all cash transaction valued at Rp121.2 billion. The Company’s total shares have raised to 21,108,836 or equals to 10.5%.

With the additional investment, MPPA hopes to benefit from wider access to e commerce as its development will remain strong this year. The Company views e-commerce in Indonesia is an enormous market and will continue to grow.

The investment and partnership with is a new opportunity to foster O2O ecommerce components that encourage the sale contribution in the future. The relationship will improve MPPA’s position as the leading multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, as well as contribute to a sound financial outlook going forward. MPPA takes advantage to secure a new opportunity to display and market the Company’s exclusive brand throughout Indonesia via ecommerce.

About PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)
PT Matahari Putra Prima, one of Indonesia’s largest retailers, employs more than 12,000 associates who serve customers in 115 Hypermarkets (Hypermart), 3 Wholesale outlets (SmartClub), 26 Supermarkets (Foodmart Primo/Fresh), 109 Health and Beauty format stores (Boston Health & Beauty), and 46 Minimarket/ Convenience stores (FMX). As of 31 December 2016, MPPA operates 299 stores in 73 cities throughout Indonesia.

MPPA continues to receive both domestic and international acknowledgement with several awards such as:
2016 SWA:100 Indonesia’s Best Wealth Creator, 2016 Brandz™ Top 50 Most Valuable Indonesia Brands by Millward Brown & WPP, 2016 Anugerah Indonesia TBK Company -III- 2016 (APTI-III-2016), 2016 Top 10 Retailers Certificate of Distinction by Retail Asia, 2016 Indonesia GCG Award II – for Retail Category by Economic Review and IPMI (International Business School), 2016 Indonesia’s Most Admired CEO from Warta Ekonomi.

This press release has been prepared by PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA) and is circulated for the purpose of general information only. It is not intended for any specific person or purpose and does not constitute a recommendation regarding the securities of MPPA. No warranty (expressed or implied) is made to the accuracy or completeness of the information. All opinions and estimations included in this release constitute our judgment as of this date and are subject to change without prior notice. MPPA disclaims any responsibility or liability whatsoever arising which may be brought against or suffered by any person as a result of reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this press release and neither MPPA nor any of its affiliated companies and their respective employees and agents accepts liability for any errors, omissions, negligent or otherwise, in this press release and any inaccuracy herein or omission here from which might otherwise arise.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this release are or may be forward-looking statements. These statements typically contain words such as “will”, “expects” and “anticipates” and words of similar import. By their nature, forward looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those described in this release. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, economic, social and political conditions in Indonesia; the state of the property industry in Indonesia; prevailing market conditions; increases in regulatory burdens in Indonesia, including environmental regulations and compliance costs; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; interest rate trends, cost of capital and capital availability; the anticipated demand and selling prices for our developments and related capital expenditures and investments; the cost of construction; availability of real estate property; competition from other companies and venues; shifts in customer demands; changes in operation expenses, including employee wages, benefits and training, governmental and public policy changes; our ability to be and remain competitive; our financial condition, business strategy as well as the plans and objectives of our management for future operations; generation of future receivables; and environmental compliance and remediation. Should one or more of these uncertainties or risks, among others, materialize; actual results may vary materially from those estimated, anticipated or projected. Specifically, but without limitation, capital costs could increase, projects could be delayed and anticipated improvements in production, capacity or performance might not be fully realized. Although we believe that the expectations of our management as reflected by such forward-looking statements are reasonable based on information currently available to us, no assurances can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. You should not unduly rely on such statements. In any event, these statements speak only as of the date hereof, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise any of them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Source: PT Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA)

PetSmart announces Summer of Fun Collection

PHOENIX, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — On this first day of summer, PetSmart announced today (June 21, 2017) its Summer of Fun Collection to help pet parents celebrate the fun of the season with their pets, whether it’s the upcoming July 4th holiday, backyard BBQs, picnics by the lake, days at the beach or just relaxing and enjoying the dog days of summer.

The Summer of Fun Collection includes apparel, accessories, toys and home décor items like beds with classic summertime themes like red, white and blue Americana, Backyard BBQ and Cabana-beach, among others. The collection is available now at all PetSmart stores and with items starting at just under $4.

“We know pet parents want to enjoy all that summer has to offer with every member of their family, including their pets,” said Eran Cohen, chief customer experience officer, PetSmart. “Our design team thought about that when they created our Summer of Fun Collection with items like the Uncle Sam bungee toy, Pup Light beer can squeaker toy and festive stars and stripes collars. The collection has a range of items to celebrate the upcoming July 4th holiday and bring our best friends into the celebration of summer.”


The PetSmart design team was heavily inspired by the July 4th holiday when they put together this assortment, featuring more than 20 items including stars and stripes dresses and tees, bandana and traditional collars, beds and a special Uncle Sam headband complete with red, white and blue top hat and white beard that will turn your pet into an Instagram-worthy subject with hundreds of likes. Toys include plush versions of bald eagles, Uncle Sam and cans of Pup Light beer, as well as rope toys with stars and lots of vintage red and white jump rope – a nod to childhood days of summertime play.

Backyard BBQ

At the core of this collection is food and beverage themed items like plush, flattie and vinyl squeaker toys in the shape of cocktail glasses, beer mugs, and bottle-shaped squeaker toys called “Blue Cats Tripping,” “Bark’s Beer” and “Mountain Drool.” The food toys include classic foodstuffs like hot dogs, pizza wedges, french fries and cheeseburgers, as well as fruits of the season such as a lime wedge, pineapple and watermelon slice.


The colorful Cabana toys include rope toys featuring striped flip flops, flamingo float rings for tug play, and a range of dogs donning sunglasses and festive swim gear in plush and flattie versions.

The Summer of Fun Collection is available now while supplies last and will be followed by PetSmart’s first-ever Back-to-School Collection due in stores this August.

About PetSmart®

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 55,000 associates, operate more than 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as pet-focused services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart® Doggie Day Camp® and pet adoption. PetSmart, together with non-profits PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, invite more than 3,000 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 7.4 million adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes,,,,,, AllPaws, an online pet adoption platform that helps potential pet parents find the perfect pet to adopt based on their home, family and lifestyle, as well as BlogPaws, the world’s first pet blogger and influencer network. Through these digital platforms, PetSmart offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, PetSmart launched its Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program in March 2017. For every bag of cat or dog food purchased March 1 – Dec. 31, 2017, PetSmart will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to donate more than 60 million meals in 2017*.

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*Ends 12/31/17.  5 oz. dog food, 1.5 oz. cat food donated to PetSmart Charities to feed dogs and cats in need.  See details at The actual number of meals donated is based on dog and cat food bags sold.  The meal donation estimate is based on historic sales for similar time periods. No guaranteed amount. Rescue Bank and Feeding America will help distribute a large portion of the pet food donation in the U.S.

Source: PetSmart  Inc.