X-Surveillances introduces the new DS300, PTT-Handheld Body Camera

The Hague, Netherlands, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Body Cameras will be an indispensable device to encourage and enforce better practices by police forces in addition to increasing accountability for all who use them. They will also add protection and ensure candid interactions with the members of public.

The consequences are all too familiar in those unfortunate instances when public servants such as police officers are being recorded by the public on the job. More often than not, these recordings do not show the full picture as they tend to have started recording too late and can be damaging if taken out of context. Furthermore, research has shown that by introducing body cameras, forces in the UK and US have recorded a 93% drop in complaints made against them by the public.

Evidence suggests that body cameras will be an essential part of future police forces, security and other personnel that would value their introduction. The same research suggests that the cameras act as a preventive mechanism, triggering behavioural changes that “cool down” unpredictable encounters. Professionals operating in the field would welcome a body camera that would improve their jobs.

Through research, X-Systems has developed a product that security professionals and public servants alike will want to use. They have based their design on an already familiar device, the PTT devices that are the norm and has turned them into a body camera. Training is not needed to operate and they are compatible with all major PTT manufacturers.

The X-Surveillance DS300 is a Push to Talk Handheld body camera that doubles as a PTT handheld speaker/ microphone, minimising the need for additional equipment in an already heavy uniform. For the occasional problematic interaction, recording can begin by pressing a simple button on the opposite end of the talk button.

The X-Surveillance has been developed by X-Systems in The Netherlands together with a number of security experts throughout Europe. The devices are compliant to the most fundamental requests of both wearers, civilians, governments and corporations that take privacy seriously. The body camera is compliant with data protection regulations and the data is only accessible by an officer and control centre software. All recording come with Officer ID, date/ time and GPS location stamps that provide comprehensive data on all recordings.

For more information: https://x-systems.com/body-camera/

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Albert Heijn viert 130 jaar supermarktinnovatie

Albert Heijn viert 130 jaar supermarktinnovatie


Zaandam, Netherlands, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albert Heijn bestaat 130 jaar en viert dit met een blik op de toekomst, het heden en rijke verleden. Zo was gisteren het visionair symposium ‘Alle ingrediënten voor een beter leven. Voor iedereen.’, waar Albert Heijn Nederland opriep mee te denken over de toekomst van food en retail en de rol van de supermarkt. Ook zijn klanten van Albert Heijn gevraagd naar hun verwachtingen en geven een mooi doorkijkje naar de supermarkt van de toekomst. Daarnaast is er het volledige gedigitaliseerde museum albertheijnerfgoed.nl, waar de rijke historie van Stichting Albert Heijn Erfgoed in woord en beeld tot leven komt. En speciaal ter gelegenheid van het 130-jarig bestaan is er voor alle 100.000 werknemers een speciale editie van het medewerkersmagazine Ahá.

Hoe ziet de veranderende food- en retailwereld er in 2025 uit? Welke maatschappelijke trends en behoeften gaan er ontstaan? En hoe kunnen supermarkten hier een voortrekkersrol in spelen? Het zijn vragen die supermarkten niet alleen kunnen beantwoorden en daarom schakelt Albert Heijn de kennis, expertise en verbeeldingskracht van Nederland in om samen na te denken over de toekomst. Het symposium ‘Alle ingrediënten voor een beter leven. Voor iedereen.’ vormde gisteren de aftrap om samen met een mix van denkers, doeners, opinieleiders, experts en ervaringsdeskundigen antwoorden te vinden op grote maatschappelijke vraagstukken als:

  • Voeding van de toekomst
  • Werk van de toekomst
  • Duurzame samenleving
  • Technologische ontwikkelingen
  • Verbinding met klanten
  • Winkelen in de toekomst

Supermarkt van de toekomst
Hoewel het eet- en kookgedrag van Nederland de afgelopen decennia maar mondjesmaat verandert en de oer-Hollandse pieper nog steeds hoogtij viert, blijkt uit onderzoek dat Nederland verschillende verwachtingen heeft van de supermarkt van de toekomst.

Zet je Millennials op de AH directiestoel, dan zien zij in 2025 de ‘belevingssupermarkt’, waarin boodschappen doen een ‘uitje’ is geworden. Een volledig gerobotiseerde, thuisbezorgende supermarkt, waarbij de fysieke winkel fungeert als sociale ontmoetingsplaats voor ‘vergeten boodschappen’ en waar medewerkers voeding- en gezondheidsadvies geven. De 65+’er ziet toekomst in de kleine, lokale buurtsuper die snel op lokale versbehoeften in kan spelen. Naast verschillen zijn beide groepen echter eensgezind op onderwerpen als duurzaam, bewust en gezond leven. Trends die volgens Millennials en 65+’ers richting 2025 écht gaan doorzetten en nog concreter invulling gaan krijgen.

Het verhaal van Albert Heijn begon in 1887 met een 12m2 tellend kruidenierszaakje in Oostzaan. Meneer Heijn had destijds nooit kunnen denken dat zijn kruidenierswinkeltje 130 jaar later zou uitgroeien tot meer dan 950 winkels in tal van formats, van groot naar klein, met meer gemak en ook online. Die 130 jaar aan rijke geschiedenis vol pareltjes, beheerd door Stichting Albert Heijn Erfgoed, is nu volledig online terug te vinden op albertheijnerfgoed.nl.

Speciale editie ‘Ahá magazine’ mét AH-kwis

Bij het 130-jarig bestaan van Albert Heijn hoort ook een speciale editie van het medewerkersmagazine Ahá met een oplage van 100.000. Je kennis van Albert Heijn testen kan op ah130jaar.nl waar de grote AH-kenniskwis te vinden is en waar je er bijvoorbeeld achter kan komen dat Albert Heijn ook gewoon een platenlabel genaamd ‘Westside Stereo Records’ heeft.

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Source: Albert Heijn


New World and dietitian Sarah Elliott to raise awareness of digestive health

Auckland, New Zealand, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — New World is partnering with well-known Registered Dietitian, Sarah Elliott from FoodSavvy, to raise awareness of the important role that food plays in bowel health.

Sarah will do this by sharing practical advice with consumers, in-store at the five New World stores located in the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa, during the first half of July 2017.

The timing and location coincides with the roll-out of the National Bowel Screening Programme, starting with those living in the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHBs, from July.

“What we eat and drink plays an important role in the health of our bowel,” says Sarah. “A healthy diet can help prevent bowel cancer, which kills more than 100 Kiwis every month. It can also help alleviate some of the symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, which an estimated 15,000 Kiwis suffer from and which can lead to bowel cancer, as well as the far more common set of symptoms known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which is thought to affect one in seven people.”

Sarah was herself diagnosed with Crohn’s disease 21 years ago, and today specialises in the dietary management of digestive issues such as IBS.

“IBS is something that affects so many Kiwis on a daily basis – it appears about 70% of them women – with symptoms that include abdominal pain, diarrhoea or constipation. Yet it’s been proven that diet can alleviate it.”

She says there’s now medical proof – and growing public awareness – that IBS can be exacerbated by foods that are high in FODMAP compounds (Fermentable, Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides, Polyols).

“These are carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed by the intestine and affect those of us who are susceptible to IBS by creating an over-production of gas which causes their intestines to bloat, and unfortunately, some of our most favourite foods are high in FODMAPs: apples, pears, peas, onions, garlic, cow’s milk, yoghurt and ice cream, and wheat-based bread, biscuits, cereals and pasta.”

Sarah will be available to answer queries about the FODMAP diet and food choices in general that can improve bowel health and overall wellbeing, from 10 am – 2 pm, on these dates at these stores:

• Tuesday, 4 July at New World Hutt City
• Friday, 7 July at New World Silverstream
• Wednesday, 12 July at New World Stokes Valley
• Friday, 14 July at New World Carterton
• Tuesday, 18 July at New World Masterton

Her advice will not constitute a formal consultation, and people with IBS symptoms or an interest in a low-FODMAP diet should first have a private appointment with a registered health professional.

“A low-FODMAP should ideally be trialled for 2 – 6 weeks, followed by review, and then a structured re-introduction of FODMAP-containing foods into the diet, to determine which can trigger IBS. For those who don’t suffer from IBS, FODMAP-containing foods can actually benefit the gut flora.”

Doug Cochrane, General Manager Retail, Foodstuffs North Island, says bringing a registered dietitian into select stores ties in with New World’s commitment to providing a quality shopping experience.

“That commitment includes helping shoppers make healthy food choices, and having someone of Sarah’s calibre providing in-store advice in the same areas where the Bowel Screening Programme will begin was a way of showing our support for the programme and our care for our shoppers.”

“We are looking forward to see the outcome of Sarah’s appearances at those five stores in the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. We may also consider the same activity in other stores.”

For more information on the National Bowel Screening Programme, see http://bowelscreening.health.govt.nz/

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

Source: Foodstuffs NZ

Florida Retail Federation supports Jose Felix Diaz for Senate District 40 in South Florida

Business-friendly Diaz is the choice in Senate District 40 for Florida’s premier retail industry association

TALLAHASSEE, FL, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) PAC, the state’s premier trade association celebrating its 80th year of supporting Florida’s retailers, today (July 5, 2017 ) announced its endorsement of Jose Felix Diaz for the Florida Senate. Diaz, a Republican, is running for election in Senate District 40 in South Florida.

“Jose has been an advocate for business and retailing during his time in the House, including supporting legislation that created $500 million in tax relief, and the removal of burdensome regulations on small businesses,” said FRF President/CEO R. Scott Shalley. “We’re confident his support will continue when he’s elected to represent Senate District 40, and we look forward to working with him on future legislation that supports Florida’s 270,000 retailers.”

A native of Miami, Diaz recently served as the representative for House District 116. Jose developed his love for public service as student body president of his high school and college. While at the University of Miami, Jose was selected as Florida’s College Student of the Year. Soon thereafter, Jose went on to Columbia Law School where he received several notable distinctions including the American Bar Association’s Silver Key. Upon graduation, he returned to Miami to join the law firm of Akerman LLP, and was appointed to the American Bar Association’s legislative body, the House of Delegates.

The Florida Retail Federation is the statewide trade association representing retailers — the businesses that sell directly to consumers. Florida retailers provide one out of every five jobs in the state, pay more than $49 billion in wages annually, and collect and remit more than $20 billion in sales taxes for Florida’s government each year.


James Miller

Source: Florida Retail Federation (FRF)

QuikTrip expands into San Antonio and Austin, Texas with first stores expected to open in summer 2018

TULSA, Okla., 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — QuikTrip (QT), one of the nation’s leading convenience and gasoline retailers, today  (June 28, 2017)  announced it is expanding into San Antonio and Austin, Texas. The first QT stores in each city are expected to open in the summer of 2018.

QT has been serving Texas customers in the Dallas/Fort Worth market since 1999, and currently operates 134 stores there. Construction will begin this winter on the first of over 100 stores scheduled for the initial launch in San Antonio and Austin.

“We’ve heard from a number of enthusiastic QT fans in San Antonio and Austin familiar with us from their travels, urging us to expand there,” said Chet Cadieux, QuikTrip CEO. “Both San Antonio and Austin are really hot markets right now and we cannot wait to join the exciting landscape in those two great communities. If you aren’t familiar with us yet, you are in for a real treat!”

One of the things that differentiates QT from its competitors is its in-store QT Kitchens, which serve fresh, made-to-order food, such as pizza, premium specialty drinks and frozen treats.

Now in its 59th year, QT ranks high on the Forbes list of Largest Privately Held Companies, and has been named one of the Best Companies to Work For by Fortunefor the past 14 years. In 2016, QT was named by Fortune among the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. QT’s strategy is to be the dominant convenience/gasoline retailer in each market and to reach that level not through sheer number of stores, but through key, high-volume locations.

QT has approximately 20,000 full-time and part-time employees who enjoy one of the broadest benefit packages in the industry. It has been six years since QT expanded into a new market. In 2011, QT launched its Carolinas division, adding 75 stores in Charlotte, North Carolina and Greenville, South Carolina. The company operates more than 750 stores in 11 states.

About QuikTrip

QuikTrip Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Founded in 1958, QuikTrip has grown to a more than $11 billion company with 750+ stores in 11 states.  With over 20,000 employees, QuikTrip has made Fortune magazine’s list of Best Companies to Work For every year for the last 15 years and received the No. 38 spot in People Magazine’s 50 Companies That Care. QuikTrip is consistently ranked as one of the top convenience store marketers in product quality and friendly service, including a top spot on GasBuddy’s Top Rated C-Store list for 2017. QuikTrip also gives back to the communities it serves, donating five percent of net profits to charitable organizations. To find out more about QuikTrip, visit www.quiktrip.com.

Source: QuikTrip

JAPAN: New partnership to boost regional economy of Satsumasendai City

Collaboration in six areas, including the opening of an e-commerce antenna shop

Tokyo, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. announced today (JULY 6, 2017)  that it has partnered with Satsumasendai City and the Satsumasendai Tourism & Specialty Products Association in a comprehensive collaboration agreement to use the internet to revitalize the regional economy of Satsumasendai City.

Rakuten also announced the opening of the “Ekiichi Satsumasendai” e-commerce antenna shop (http://www.rakuten.co.jp/ekiichi/), selling local Satsumasendai City products on Rakuten Ichiba.

Under the agreement, the three parties will engage in a joint undertaking to effectively use various services provided by the Rakuten Group and the resources of Satsumasendai City to further revitalize the regional economy of the Satsumasendai area. Specifically, they will strengthen the collaboration and promotion of the joint undertaking in six areas, including the operation of the e-commerce antenna shop launched today and the “hometown tax” system started by Satsumasendai City in 2016.

Rakuten is a supporter of local companies throughout Japan based on its corporate mission of empowering individuals and society through innovation and entrepreneurship. Through the joint business of this agreement, Rakuten will share the know-how it has cultivated with local companies in Satsumasendai City, and work to further stimulate the local economy and contribute to the development of society in the region.

■ The main areas of the comprehensive collaboration agreement:
(1) Promoting the use of IT by business operators and producers in Satsumasendai City
(2) Expanding sales channels of Satsumasendai products for domestic and overseas markets
(3) Promoting the attractions of Satsumasendai to tourists
(4) Promoting the use of the “hometown tax” system
(5) Developing and promoting local Satsumasendai cuisine
(6) Promoting the Satsumasendai region through the use of IT

■ Ekiichi Satsumasendai website: http://www.rakuten.co.jp/ekiichi/

Source: Rakuten Inc

ENGLAND: ERF Electrical Wholesalers to open a new, larger trade premises in The Dunstall Hill Estate in Wolverhampton

London, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — A leading electrical wholesaler is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the opening of new, larger trade premises in Wolverhampton.

ERF Electrical Wholesalers Ltd is relocating from Willenhall Road to unit 2, The Dunstall Hill Estate, after agreeing a 10-year lease with leading commercial property investment company LCP, which owns and manages the estate.

The 4,933 sq ft unit is double the size of its previous premises and will enable the family-run business to increase its stock holding, supporting the growth of the Wolverhampton branch, which has been in the city since 1979.

Simon Jones, ERF Electrical project director, said the new premises forms part of the company’s expansion plans across the region. It has nine branches in the East and West Midlands and another in Andover, Hampshire. It hopes to open a further two branches this year and over the next five years aims to continue investing in opening new businesses.

The new Wolverhampton branch is the first to open this year. It currently employs five people and there may be new employment opportunities in the next few months.

“The location and the layout of the unit allows ERF to offer an unprecedented service to customers who want to visit the trade counter or who require a delivery service to their premises or direct to site,” said Simon.

“Currently this is the only unit ERF have with LCP, however due to the service we have received from them we would certainly work with them to find other units in the area to support our expansion programme.”

Paula James, LCP industrial lettings manager, said: “The Dunstall Hill Estate is a very popular business location being so close to the city centre and to the motorway network.”

The Dunstall Hill Estate is accessed off Gorsebrook Road, close to the entrance of Dunstall Hill Racecourse. The main A449 Wolverhampton to Stafford Road is approximately 250 yards from the site, providing access to Wolverhampton city centre, and to junction 2 of the M54 and the wider national motorway network. Existing tenants include Gunnebo UK Ltd, Wyko Group and Heinrich Georg (UK) Ltd.



Source: LCP

Currys PC World study reveals 31 is the age Britons prefer staying in to going out

  • 31 is the age we prefer staying in to going out, according to research by Currys PC World
  • Future trends revealed: Technology turning “going out” into “staying in”
  • Currys PC World launches The Great Indoors study, celebrating everything that is great about being at home

London, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — 31 is the age Britons officially hang up their dancing shoes and PREFER staying in to going out on the town, according to a new study by Currys PC World.

The in-depth study – entitled The Great Indoors – of 5,000 people by the retailer uncovers how Brits are spending time in their homes in 2017.

Almost half (46 percent) of adults now dread social events or nights out, preferring to “lounge” in the comfort of their own home, with 30 percent of Brits admitting that a perfect night-in would be one spent in front of the TV, devouring a boxset.

Rather than heading out, nearly a quarter like to spend an evening at home, whiling away the time on their phones, tablets and/or laptops, browsing social media.

In fact, 14 percent of Brits said when they invite friends round, their all-time favourite pastime is scrolling through Facebook and 28 percent let their hair down by playing computer games.

29 percent said they still have an active social life, preferring big nights in, where they order in food, watch films, cook big curries or crank up the karaoke machine.

Matt Walburn, Brand and Communications Director, Currys PC World: “The Great Indoors study recognises the fact that there comes a time when we appreciate our home comforts more than a hectic social life and it can often be a drag to play the social butterfly at parties and nights out.

He added: “Technology is a big lure of staying in and our findings show how it’s transformed home habits, with Brits proudly investing in their households more than ever before. It’s now almost impossible to get bored at home, with endless box sets and the latest technology, such as 4K TV, enhancing the in-house experience, so much, that it often surpasses its ‘outdoor’ equivalent.

That coupled with social media, online shopping, and gaming with pals often means more pleasure can be had on a night IN than a night out.”

The survey also found that on a typical night out, Brits will fork out £35 – however the perfect night in with a take-away, drinks and snacks will only set you back £17, according to the results.

The poll found that six in ten adults claim going out is now “too expensive” and 29 percent said they simply can’t face the next day hangover. Nearly half said evenings out were no longer ‘their scene’ and a further 14 percent moaned about the unpredictable weather when hitting the town.

Having to get dressed-up (22 percent), the laborious process of arranging babysitters (12 percent) and the hassle of booking taxis (21 percent) were also among the reasons adults are shunning evenings out. A whopping 46 percent said they love nothing more than changing into comfortable clothes for a night-in – and 44 percent said they like to kick back and slouch on the sofa for hours on end.

The poll found by the age of 37 – adults are deemed too old to be dancing in nightclubs. And a harsh 37 percent of respondents said there is nothing more tragic than seeing adults in their 40s and 50s surrounded by twenty somethings in pubs and bars.

And of those polled, nearly seven in ten said they were relieved when they met ‘the one’ as it meant they no longer had to trawl the local haunts for a suitor and could finally embrace cosy nights in.

For more information, please visit www.currys.co.uk

Notes to editors

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.

For press enquiries, please contact: 

Source: Dixons Carphone

Lowes Foods to attempt set a world record for the Largest Cake Walk; will benefit all schools in the Lexington One school district

LEXINGTON, SC, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — In partnership with the Lexington County Blowfish, Lowes Foods will attempt to set a world record for the Largest Cake Walk. The event will happen at the Blowfish game against the Forest City Owls on July 15th. For $5, participants will have five chances to win a Cakery Cake from Lowes Foods and a One Year subscription to Lowes Foods to Go, the online ordering service where guests can select their groceries online and have Lowes Foods hosts do the shopping for them (a $120 value). All money raised will be donated to the Lexington One Educational Foundation, which benefits all schools in the Lexington One school

For the unfamiliar, the Cake Walk is a quintessentially southern activity held at Fall Festivals and Spring Flings to raise money for schools and churches. Like musical chairs, participants stand on a series of numbers fashioned in a circle and walk when music plays. When the music stops, the contestants stop on a number. Unlike musical chairs, everyone has a spot. A number is drawn, and the person standing on that square wins the cake.

“We thought this was a great way for us to help the schools and put Lexington on the map fo setting a world record,” said Scott McCaffrey, the Store Manager of the new Lowes Foods which will be opening on Sunset Boulevard. “The great news is that everyone who plays will receive a piece of cake, and we’re also planning some other surprises during the game to thank the folks who come out to help us.”

“We are grateful to have Lowes Foods and the Lexington County Blowfish partner in this exciting and fun way to support our students and schools in Lexington One,” said Julie Anderson Washburn, executive director for the Lexington One Educational Foundation

“The Blowfish are excited to team up with Lowes Foods for this fun, world record promotion at the ballpark! Blowfish baseball is all about family fun and entertainment,” said Blowfish owner Bill Shanahan. “We’re honored to help raise funds and awareness for such a great organization the Lexington District One Foundation.”

People interested in participating can sign up at the Lowes Foods Midlands Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LowesFoodsMidlands. Lexington County Baseball Stadium is located at 474 Ballpark Road in Lexington. The gates will open early, so here are the times for the night’s events:
5:30 – Gates open and time to register
6:00 – Cake Walkers go on the field
6:20 – Cake Walk begins!
7:05 – Game Time

About Lowes Foods
Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs approximately 9,000 people and operates nearly 100 full-service supermarkets in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Locally owned and operated, Lowes Foods is truly a homegrown company committed to bringing community back to the table, by providing customers with the freshest and most innovative local products from local suppliers. The company maintains a strong focus on exceptional attention to our guests, with services like Lowes Foods-To-Go personal shopping and gas rewards discounts. To learn more, visit lowesfoods.com or follow Lowes Foods on Facebook or Twitter. Lowes Foods, LL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc.

About Lexington School District One Educational Foundation
Established in 1994 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, the Lexington One Educational Foundation enriches the quality of life in our community by raising and managing funds to support education. Annually, the Foundation works to build partnerships with individuals and corporations in order to enhance the educational opportunities for Lexington School District One students and schools. Visit www.lexington1.net/educationalfoundation to learn more about our mission and how to give.

About the Blowfish
The Lexington County Blowfish are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League since 2006. The CPL is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 21st season in 2017, the CPL features 15 teams playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL has had over 1,400 alumni drafted. Blowfish players come from colleges and universities from across the nation including the USC Gamecocks, Clemson Tigers, Coastal Carolina and many others.

News media contact:
Scott Carpenter
336.722.9660 or scott@capturevalue.com

Source:  Lowes Foods

SPAR UK’s Shop & Win campaign is back with new digital innovations and even bigger prizes

United Kingdom, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the back of its great success last year, SPAR’s multi award-winning footfall driving campaign, Shop & Win, is back this summer with new digital innovations, even bigger prizes, and stunning pop-art imagery to tie in with SPAR UK’s 60th anniversary theme.

Shop & Win has received an array of achievements in the past, winning a number of industry awards since its launch. This summer the campaign gives customers the chance to win a massive £60,000 worth of prizes, as well as a massive £10,000 grand prize.

All this activity will tie in with SPAR UK’s 60th anniversary campaign, which runs until 16 August. This event will see nine weeks of fantastic deals run on iconic brands, to help drive sales and footfall in stores.

Shop & Win will include two elements, the first being an interactive ‘Virtual Scratch Card’, which offers shoppers instant prizes by uploading an image of their receipt and then scratching and matching three diamond symbols.

The second key element is the opportunity for a customer to win £10,000. This innovative personalisation element is SPAR’s biggest ever cash prize draw. The more times shoppers shop in SPAR, the more chances they will be offered to enter the grand prize via their own personal online scoreboard.

Customers can buy any product in SPAR stores and follow the steps on the responsive website to be in with a chance of winning fantastic daily prizes, including an iPad mini and Bose headphones, and gain more entries for the grand prize draw.

The 2017 campaign also includes the SPAR Sixty Selfie competition. Shop & Win winners stand the chance of pocketing a further £60 every day by taking a selfie with their winning product and uploading it to Facebook.

This year SPAR has significantly upped the media support for the summer campaign and is backed by Facebook video and location adverts, canvas advertising and 30-second ads on DAB commercial radio.


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

Source: Spar International

Johnson Controls appoints Al-Futtaim Engineering as exclusive distributor for York Air Conditioners

Johnson Controls appoints Al-Futtaim Engineering as exclusive distributor for York Air Conditioners


Dubai, UAE, 2017-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Al-Futtaim Engineering, a multi-disciplinary engineering organisation, has been appointed exclusive distributor for York Air Conditioners by Johnson Controls – a Fortune 100 company.

The Al-Futtaim company’s Air Conditioning division will distribute the 2- and 3-star rated Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) compliant products with 12,000 to 36,000 BTU range to the retail-dealer’s segment in the UAE.

Dr. Hayan Sayed, CEO of Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, said: “We are extremely pleased to continue our association with Johnson Controls. York Air Conditioners are known for their innovative design and user-friendly features that help save energy, ensure sustainability and simplify maintenance. With our strong service track record and the quality assurance of the York brand, customers can be rest assured that they are getting a good quality product.”

“The York Air Conditioners allow us to give our customers exactly what they need at very competitive prices. The Air Conditioners provide high ambient cooling even at 52-degree centigrade, a turbo mode for quicker cooling, low noise operation, a multi-speed fan that helps satisfy various airflow requirements, a 24-hour timer that allows programmed start times and easy maintenance and installation amongst other features that provide simplified operations and maximum comfort,” said Rajesh Bhatia, General Manager of Al-Futtaim Engineering’s Air Conditioning division.

Source: Al-Futtaim