2017 San Diego Comic-Con collectibles now available for purchase at GameStop and ThinkGeek stores

San Diego Comic-Con Collectibles Available Exclusively at GameStop & ThinkGeek Stores Nationwide

GRAPEVINE, Texas, 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fans who couldn’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this week shouldn’t have to miss out on the year’s hottest convention exclusives. A variety of highly sought-after 2017 SDCC collectibles were revealed at the convention today ( July 20, 2017), and are now available for purchase across the country—only at GameStop and ThinkGeek stores.

Stores will receive a limited supply of each SDCC exclusive collectible, but supplies won’t last long. Fans should hurry to their local GameStop and ThinkGeek stores before these collectibles disappear forever.

The following SDCC collectibles are now available exclusively at GameStop & ThinkGeek:

  • Marvel Dark Phoenix Statue: $49.99
  • Marvel Iron Heart Statue: $49.99
  • Marvel Comics Dark Phoenix and Iron Heart Statue Bundle: $99.99
  • Marvel Deadpool X-Men Suit Statue: $49.99
  • Pokémon Jumbo Tyranitar Plush: $39.99
  • Pokémon Jumbo Venusaur Plush: $39.99
  • Metal White Power Ranger Figurine: $12.99
  • Star Wars Boba Fett 10-inch Plush: $14.99
  • Funko South Park Mint Berry Crunch: $15
  • Funko Gwen Pool Rock Candy: $15
  • Dragon Ball Z 8-Piece Box Set Series 1: $29.99
  • Dragon Ball Z 8-Piece Box Set Series 2: $29.99
  • Domez Digimon 8-Piece Box Set: $29.99
  • Domez Gravity Falls 8-Piece Box Set: $29.99
  • Domez Steven Universe 8-Piece Box: $29.99
  • PRE-ORDER – Ultimate Justice League Batmobile RC Vehicle: $249.99 (available Nov. 30)

ThinkGeek is also offering an exclusive Star Trek Pin as a gift with purchase of $50 or more, and additional SDCC ThinkGeek exclusives will be available online when Comic-Con concludes.

Fans can purchase SDCC collectibles at GameStop stores or at GameStop.com while supplies last, and hi-res images of SDCC exclusives can be downloaded here.

About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,500 stores across 14 countries. The company’s consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.comwww.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the world’s leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek, www.thinkgeek.com, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. Our Technology Brands segment includes 1,508 Simply Mac, Spring Mobile AT&T and Cricket stores. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, sells the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offers Apple certified warranty and repair services. Spring Mobile, www.springmobile.com, sells all of AT&T’s products and services, including DIRECTV and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S.

General information about GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s corporate website. Follow @GameStop and @GameStopCorp. on Twitter and find GameStop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GameStop.


Alexis Barsalou
(817) 424-2117

Source: GameStop Corp./globenewswire

The Container Store® introduces new additions to elfa® décor® – its best-selling shelving and drawer system

The Container Store® introduces new additions to elfa® décor® – its best-selling shelving and drawer system


New Products Give Best-Selling Shelving and Drawer System a Fresh Look

DALLAS, 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Container Store® (NYSE: TCS), the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products, today (07/21/2017) introduces new additions to elfa® décor® – the retailer’s best-selling shelving and drawer system that has represented the core of its business for 39 years.

Brand new additions and features to elfa décor include:

  • elfa décor Drawer Fronts & Frames – made from solid birch construction, these integrate with existing elfa mesh or solid drawers to completely conceal clothing and accessories, providing an exceptionally clean look with sophisticated leather pulls.
  • elfa décor Mirror – perfectly sized to fit between elfa standards or uprights, the new mirror creates a convenient place to get ready in the morning without leaving the closet.
  • elfa décor Accessory Shelf– this shelf’s lipped design keeps accessories like jewelry, perfumes, plants or décor items organized and easy to see, but still partially contained.
  • elfa décor Gliding Tie & Belt Rack – includes integrated hooks for space-saving functionality to easily select ties and belts.
  • elfa Standard & Upright Cover – the cover’s flexible and matte-finish design creatively conceals the slots on any elfa standard or upright.

“Our customers love how any space, especially closets, can be transformed and personalized to fit their needs,” said Sharon Tindell, President and Chief Merchandising Officer of The Container Store. “We have worked on every detail to deliver a fresh look and more sophistication to suit their lifestyle by blending style and function with new décor elements.”

Available exclusively at The Container Store, the new décor elements can be added to an existing elfa space or designed in a new solution. The new additions to elfa give a fresh look to custom closets, work everywhere in the home and provide a seamless look to custom drawers from top to bottom.

Customers nationwide can enjoy the retailer’s FREE elfa® design services. The Container Store’s expert space and closet designers are available every day in-store, online or by phone to create customized storage and organization solutions for any area of the home or office.

About The Container Store

The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products – a concept they originated in 1978. Today, with locations nationwide, the retailer offers more than 11,000 products designed to save space and time, a suite of custom closet systems and an array of digital shopping services. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered. Visit www.containerstore.com/blog for real solutions from the really organized and www.whatwestandfor.com to learn more about the company’s unique culture.


Melanie Graham

Source: The Container Store


Stella McCartney announces new partnership with Bolt Threads on fashion eco innovation

New York, 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stella McCartney continues the brand’s dedication to fashion eco innovation with the announcement of a new partnership with Bolt Threads, a Bay Area-based biotechnology company creating the next generation of advanced materials. This new collaboration will push boundaries in fabric innovation and usher in the next generation of cutting-edge textiles. Combining Stella McCartney’s relentless pursuit of sustainable materials with Bolt Threads’ proprietary breakthroughs in industrial biotechnology, the partnership represents a step-change for the future of apparel production, and the fashion industry at large.

For decades, the fashion industry has seen little innovation in textiles, and has relied on vast amounts of petrochemicals, which are harmful to the environment. By partnering with Bolt Threads, Stella McCartney takes another step forward in creating a positive environmental impact, and pursues the next chapter of innovation and technology in advanced, luxury materials.

Stella McCartney comments:

“On a personal and professional level partnering with Bolt Threads is so exciting, because it feels like everything is finally coming together and the dots are being connected between fashion, sustainability and tech innovation. This is something that I’ve been personally on a journey to find for much of my career and I just feel like there is finally a new opportunity to bring so many industries together and for them to all work as one for a better planet. It is a truly modern and mindful approach to fashion. The industry has so much heritage, but at times it can be damaging to the environment and it can also drag you in a backwards direction and for me I always want to move forward in fashion and this is truly a moment to celebrate technology and the future of fashion.”

“From the day we founded Bolt Threads, we’ve dreamt of partnering with Stella McCartney,” said Dan Widmaier, CEO of Bolt Threads. “Not only does she have an unparalleled aesthetic, but her values and pioneering sustainable fashion align perfectly with our vision for the future of fashion.”

Bolt Threads engineers fibers from scratch based on proteins found in nature, and then develops cleaner, closed-loop processes for manufacturing, using green chemistry practices. Exemplified in the collaboration with Stella McCartney, Bolt Threads is able to create silk using yeast, making the textile vegan-friendly; staying true to the designer’s vegetarian philosophy. Solution oriented, this process reduces pollution, creates long-term sustainability, and always remains cruelty-free.

Through this partnership, both Bolt Threads and Stella McCartney will pave the way for a future of environmentally friendly luxury fabric innovation. Throughout the 2017 and beyond, the brands will announce and reveal new initiatives together.

About Bolt Threads:

The material world is about to get a whole new material. Bolt Threads is creating the next generation of performance fibersand fabrics using proprietary breakthroughs in industrial biotechnology. Working at the molecular level, Bolt Threads will transform the textiles market, turning renewable raw materials into products with outstanding properties that meet specific consumer needs. The company announced a sustainable materials development partnership with Patagonia in 2016. Bolt Threads is based in Emeryville, CA. For additional information, please visit: www.boltthreads.com.

About Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney is a luxury lifestyle brand that was launched under the designer’s name in 50/50 partnership with Kering in 2001. Stella’s approach to design emphases on sharp tailoring, a natural confidence and an effortlessly sexy style. A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs. The brand is committed to ethical values, and believes the company is responsible for the resources it uses and the impact it has on the environment. It is therefore constantly exploring innovative ways to become more sustainable, from design to store practices and product manufacturing. Stella McCartney offers women’s ready-to-wear, menswear, accessories, lingerie, swimwear, kids, fragrance and adidas by Stella McCartney collections through 50 free-standing stores including London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, Milan and Shanghai. Her collections are distributed in 77 countries through 863 doors including specialty shops, and department stores, as well as shipping to 100 countries online. For additional information, please visit:www.stellamccartney.com.

Source: Stella McCartney

Bon-Ton Store at the Valley Mall in Hagerstown, Maryland to close early next year

MILWAUKEE, WI, 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT), today (July 20, 2017) announced it will close its store at the Valley Mall in Hagerstown, Maryland early next year when its lease expires February 28, 2018. The store will be open for business to customers through February 2018. The closing will impact approximately 55 associates currently working at this location.

“Closing this store was a difficult decision,” commented Bill Tracy, incoming president and chief executive officer for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “We would like to thank the loyal customers who have shopped with Bon-Ton over the years as well as our devoted store associates for their dedication and friendly customer service to this community. We will continue serving our customers in this store through February 2018, providing the same great service and merchandise.”

In February, associates at this location will be offered the opportunity to interview for available positions at stores in the area or receive career transition benefits, including severance, according to established practices and state employment service support.

Customers are invited to shop at the nearby Bon-Ton department store locations at Martinsburg Mall in Martinsburg, WV and Chambersburg Mall in Chambersburg, PA. Customers may also visit the company’s website at bonton.com.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, New York and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 261 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 25 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, ElderBeerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. For further information, please visit thebontonstoresinc.com or the company’s web site at bonton.com.

Christine Hojnacki

Source: Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

Cesina Sausage Company recalls not-ready-to-eat pork sausage product labeled ready-to-eat

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cesina Sausage Company, an Aliquippa, Penn. establishment, is recalling approximately 10 pounds of pork sausage product due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today (July 20, 2017). The product label identifies this product as ready-to-eat (RTE), when in fact this product is not-ready-to-eat (NRTE).

The pork kolbassi (sausage) item was produced on June 22, 2017. The following product is subject to recall: 

  • 1-lb. vacuumed packed packages of “CESINA’S BRAND FULLY COOKED • SMOKED PORK KOLBASSI”.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5073” inside the USDA mark of inspection. This item was shipped to a local grocery store in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered when a retail customer noticed that the product label was incorrect.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of this product. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged not to consume it. This product should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact William Costanza, Owner, at (724) 375-2450.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

Congressional and Public Affairs
Gabrielle N. Johnston
(202) 720-9113

Source: USDA

Dixons Carphone opens its first Currys PC World within a Tesco’s Extra store in Milton Keynes

Dixons Carphone opens its first Currys PC World within a Tesco’s Extra store in Milton Keynes


London, 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dixons Carphone has opened its first Currys PC World within a Tesco’s Extra store in Milton Keynes. The concession, which opened its doors on the 21st of July, is the first of its kind in the UK, and the result of a trial partnership between the retailers. A second concession is planned to open in the Weston Favell Extra store in Northampton next month.

A tailored range of Currys PC World products are on offer in the Milton Keynes outlet, including televisions, computers, white goods and accessories. Additional services such as laptop repairs, advice and comparison services, which allows customers to explore switching broadband and energy supply, are also available.

Mark Fidderman, store manager at the Currys PC World concession in Milton Keynes, said: “We’re delighted to be opening our doors and offering customers this new and exciting opportunity to pick up their latest gadgets with expert advice during the convenience of their weekly grocery shop. This store is the first of its kind so we can’t wait to hear what our customers think.”

Paul Phillips, store manager at Tesco’s Milton Keynes store added: “We’re really pleased to have the first outlet opening here in Milton Keynes. We’re always looking for ways to offer the best possible range of services in our store and we think this will be a winning combination for our customers.”


  • Milton Keynes, Extra (opened Friday 21st July); and
  • Weston Favell, Northampton, Extra (scheduled to open 18th August).

About Dixons Carphone

Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 41,000 people in nine 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 Team Knowhow.

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

Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services, CurrysPCWorld 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.

Source: Dixons Carphone plc


Staples announces robotic material handling solution for their fulfillment centers powered by Great Star

Cutting Edge Technology to be Used within Staples’ Network of Fulfillment Centers

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ – SPLS) announced today (Jul. 20, 2017) the development of a cutting edge, robotic material handling solution for their fulfillment centers powered by Great Star Industrial USA, LLC (“Great Star”). The technology combines separate solutions for picking items with high cubic velocity and low cubic velocity into a first of its kind robust, integrated solution.

Unlike other systems in the market today, the automated robotic storage and retrieval system incorporates two types of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) into a unified system that brings both high and low cubic velocity items to a single pick and pack station, requiring less capital investment than traditional material handling systems while increasing productivity and picking accuracy.

The AGV used for picking items with a low cubic velocity, commonly known as “Goods to Person” technology, is adaptable to pick from existing industry wide storage mediums and can retrieve up to five unique items per trip, lowering capital and drastically reducing robot tasks and travel. Items with high cubic velocity are picked with AGVs that replace traditional manual pick carts, redefining “Person to Goods” technology. The new system enables “Goods to Person” pick cells to be fed by multiple AGV’s simultaneously, eliminating idle time for the order picker. AGVs can place products directly into the pick cell and then leave for other tasks, increasing AGV utilization.

“With Staples and Great Star each leveraging their strengths in design, engineering, and supply chain operations, we’ve rapidly gone from concept to production with a robotic solution that is truly ground breaking,” said Mike Bhaskaran, Staples’ Chief Supply Chain Officer. “It incorporates concepts that have never been used before. In addition to rolling it out across the Staples’ network of fulfillment centers, we’re excited for its potential applications beyond these facilities.”

Staples has already started to utilize the new system in one of its key fulfillment centers and is targeting to have the solution implemented across their entire network over the next 24 months.

“This solution will be transformational for the industry,” said Lily Chi, Executive Vice President of Great Star. “It offers a high degree of flexibility and capability that will provide a cost-effective solution for almost any order fulfillment and warehousing operation.”

About Staples, Inc.
Staples brings technology and people together in innovative ways to consistently deliver products, services and expertise that elevate and delight customers. Staples is in business with businesses and is passionate about empowering people to become true professionals at work. Headquartered outside of Boston, Mass., Staples, Inc. operates primarily in North America. More information about Staples is available at www.staples.com.

Media Contact:
Scott Michel

Source: Staples, Inc.

Office Depot offers educators 25 percent off during Teacher Appreciation Days

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading provider of office products, services, and solutions, through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, is celebrating educators by helping them “Take Care of Back to School” during Teacher Appreciation Days with 25 percent off a qualifying purchase1available in stores now through July 22 and Aug. 13-19 for members of the Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards Everything program, which is free to join.

In order to obtain the discount, teachers simply show a coupon, available at officedepot.com, and present to an associate during checkout.

“Educators work hard year round, and Office Depot is supporting them by offering additional savings during Teacher Appreciation Days,” said Troy Rice, president, retail for Office Depot, Inc. “Teachers can stock up for the upcoming school year at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores and find the items they need for their classrooms to make their students successful.”

And, teachers, parents and other shoppers can Give Back to Schools with any qualifying purchase made at Office Depot or OfficeMax retail stores or online through this program allowing them to earn store credits for the school of their choice. The school will receive 5 percent back in the form of Office Depot OfficeMax merchandise certificates. Shoppers simply need to present a school program ID, which can be found at officedepot.com/givebts. The Give Back to Schools program offers local residents and businesses a free, simple and convenient way to make a difference in their communities.

For more information about Teacher Appreciation Days, Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards Everything program, or Give Back to Schools initiative, visit officedepot.com/teachers .

About Office Depot, Inc.

Office Depot, Inc. is a leading provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.

The company had 2016 annual sales of approximately $11 billion, employed approximately 38,000 associates, and served consumers and businesses in North America and abroad with approximately 1,400 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – with a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax and Grand & Toy. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and Highmark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “ODP.”

Office Depot is a trademark of The Office Club, Inc. OfficeMax is a trademark of OMX, Inc. ©2017 Office Depot, Inc. All rights reserved. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

1 Valid in store only for Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards program members. Excludes technology, consumer electronic products and accessories, media and software products, HP ink & toner and Epson ink. Other exclusions apply. See a store associate for coupon. Limit 1 per member. Coupons valid 07/16/17 – 07/22/17 11:59 PM ET and 08/13/17 – 08/19/17 11:59 PM ET.

Julianne Embry

Source: Office Depot, Inc.

SPAR Italy partner Maiora opens its newest store in the city of Bari

Italy, 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Maiora, SPAR Partner for South-East and Central Italy, is delighted with customer reactions to their newest store, located at the main railway station in the city of Bari.

Catering to the 38,000 commuters each day, this store is the first convenience supermarket located on the main platform of this station. With a target market of 14 million travellers each year, the store’s offer has been designed around convenience grocery shopping, including long opening hours every day.

Developed for the needs of consumers on the go, the new DESPAR store offers high-quality products at every-day-low prices. Within the 250 square metres of retailing selling area, shoppers are offered about 2,000 SKU’s.

The instore layout has been designed to facilitate views across the store, enabling shoppers to quickly orientate themselves. There is a strong fresh assortment including fruit and veg, delicatessen, cheese, fresh meat counter, food-to-go and an instore bakery. The fresh offer is complemented by the DESPAR Own Brand range and typical products sought by travellers.


Focused on consumers, while caring for the environment – this is the philosophy of Maiora. It is no surprise therefore that the store’s cooling and air conditioning systems are the latest generation which are low in energy consumption. Chilled cabinets have doors, ensuring energy usage is reduced by 45%, while LED lighting throughout generates energy consumption savings of more than 50% compared to traditional systems.

First store of its kind

“Four years after initiating this project, we’re pleased to have the store open. The DESPAR store at Bari’s station is a pilot that we intend replicating in other high-footfall locations such as stations, ports and airports. In doing so, we are leveraging the knowledge of SPAR International, which has supported the development by SPAR Partners of leading convenience stores”, declared Pippo Cannillo, President and Managing Director of Maiora proudly at the opening.


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

Source: Spar International

Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice to open its 24th store in Washington

PORTLAND, Ore., 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice, a warehouse-format store that has catered to the foodservice industry for more than 60 years, will open a new store in Wenatchee, WA on August 12. Located at 200 Ferry Street, the Wenatchee store will be Cash&Carry’s 24th in Washington and 63rd in the Western United States.

Offering a wide range of products designed to meet the needs of local foodservice businesses, the new location will provide a one-stop shopping location for product and supply necessities.

The 23,000 square-foot store, like all Cash&Carry locations, will carry more than 8,000 products including fresh produce, fresh meats, cheeses, dairy and deli products, frozen foods, grocery products, baking ingredients, beverages, bread and tortillas, janitorial supplies, catering supplies, tableware and barware. Though Cash&Carry stores cater primarily to the foodservice industry, they offer an easy, affordable option for non-profit organizations, schools, church groups, caterers and other individuals looking to purchase larger product quantities at lower prices.

“Our stores provide foodservice operators the right products at the right price,” says John Mathews, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cash&Carry. “We offer an assortment that includes major national brands, as well as high-quality private label products. We buy in volume at the best possible prices and we pass those savings along to our customers. We are excited about opening our new store in Wenatchee to serve new and existing customers in the area.”

About Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice

Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice is a warehouse-format store catering to the foodservice industry based in Portland, Oregon. For over 60 years, the Company has offered a wide-range of larger quantity products in a convenient one-stop shop. As of July 1, 2017, the Company operated 61 warehouse stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and California. Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice is the foodservice division of Smart & Final Stores, LLC (NYSE: SFS), headquartered in Commerce (near Los Angeles), California. For more information, please visit the Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice website at www.smartfoodservice.com.

SOURCE: Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice