ScanSource names Gerald (Gerry) Lyons as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Greenville, SC, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC), a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerald (Gerry) Lyons as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective August 23, 2017.  Since November 2016, Lyons has served as ScanSource’s Senior Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for leading ScanSource’s worldwide finance teams.

“We are excited to have Gerry take on the CFO role after successfully serving as interim CFO for the past nine months,” said Mike Baur, Chief Executive Officer, ScanSource, Inc.  “Gerry’s proven leadership and deep knowledge of ScanSource will serve ScanSource well as we continue to grow our business and deliver profitable growth.”

“I am extremely excited and humbled to have the opportunity to head our financial teams and be part of such a strong and capable leadership team,” said Lyons.

Lyons joined ScanSource in 2007 and has worked in several financial management roles, including Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller, and Vice President, Financial Business Systems, where he was actively involved in the implementation, management, and oversight of ScanSource’s financial systems and processes.  Prior to joining ScanSource, Lyons served as the Plant Controller, Global Group Controller, and Plant Manager for Moen Incorporated.  He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Cleveland State University and Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from Clemson University.

For more information about ScanSource, please visit

About ScanSource, Inc.

ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, focusing on point-of-sale (POS), barcode, physical security, video, voice, data networking and technology services. ScanSource’s teams provide value-added solutions and operate from two segments, Worldwide Barcode, Networking & Security and Worldwide Communications & Services. ScanSource is committed to helping its customers choose, configure and deliver the industry’s best solutions across almost every vertical market in North America, Latin America and Europe. In August 2016, ScanSource entered the recurring revenue telecom and cloud services market through its acquisition of Intelisys, the industry’s leading technology services distributor. Founded in 1992, the Company is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina and was named one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in South Carolina. ScanSource ranks #647 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, visit


Melissa Andrews
Title: Public Relations Manager
Phone: 864.286.4425

Source: ScanSource

Woodlands Market brings full-service grocery store to SoMa and Rincon Hill neighborhoods

San Francisco, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Woodlands Market, one of the Bay Area’s best independent markets, celebrated its grand opening at the corner of Folsom and Main Streets today (August 24, 2017). Now open for business seven days a week, Woodlands Market is the first full-service grocery store to open in the Rincon Hill neighborhood.

The stunning emporium is designed with natural wood, stone, and metal art, and offers a large selection of fresh produce, meat, and seafood, along with a variety of prepared foods, fresh-cut flowers, a coffee bar, in-house juices, and fresh bread daily.

After an exhaustive search, Tishman Speyer, developer of LUMINA, the 656-residence luxury condominium community, selected Woodlands Market to occupy the approximately 9,500-square-foot retail space in SoMa.

“We’re thrilled to expand into San Francisco,” says Don Santa, Woodlands Market’s Founder. “LUMINA is an ideal community for us—we can’t think of a better location in the city to plant new roots. The dynamic, changing landscape of the Transbay/Rincon Hill neighborhood is extremely exciting, and we are delighted to be an anchor retailer committed to this growing neighborhood.”

Woodlands Market was chosen to occupy the space because of its commitment to providing natural and sustainable products from local suppliers over the course of its successful, 30-year history. The market brings a diverse selection of freshly prepared hot and cold foods and baked goods to the many new residents of Rincon Hill eager for such offerings. The gleaming, fully stocked store brightens the street corner and anchors the Folsom Street grand boulevard plan designed to create a bustling, consumer-friendly retail corridor.

Woodlands Market, a much-loved grocery mainstay of the Marin County community, is owned and operated by the Santa family, which sees the opening of a San Francisco store at LUMINA as symbolizing a return to their ancestral roots. In 1910, shortly after the Santa family’s ancestors arrived in San Francisco from Italy, they opened a grocery store called the Hyde Street Market, which served the Nob Hill neighborhood for 63 years.

Woodlands Market provides a much-needed convenience to LUMINA and the Rincon Hill/SoMa neighborhood. “Adding a high-quality, full-service grocer with an excellent track record will be a tremendous amenity for both the neighborhood’s current residents and the thousands of people moving to and working in SoMa,” says Carl Shannon, Senior Managing Director at Tishman Speyer. “Anyone who has ever stepped foot in one of Marin County’s Woodlands Markets will understand that this is a great addition to the neighborhood.”

Buyers continue to find their ideal home in LUMINA’s diverse and expansive selection of floor plans—over 85 percent of the community’s homes are now sold or in contract. Residents also have full access to LUMINA’s spacious array of state-of-the-art amenities, which is unsurpassed by any existing or currently planned luxury community in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Prospective residents can meet with sales representatives from Polaris Pacific from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday to experience the LUMINA lifestyle and its many benefits firsthand. The LUMINA Sales Gallery and Design Center are in LUMINA’s Folsom Street Tower, located at 201 Folsom Street.

About Woodlands Market:

Woodlands Market is a family owned, full-service market offering a curated selection of organic, natural and sustainable products from local suppliers. In addition to its extensive fresh produce section, they offer a wide variety of meats and seafood, a diverse selection of hot and cold prepared foods, fresh cut flowers, a coffee bar with indoor and outdoor café seating, fresh in-house juices and nutritious bread daily.


LUMINA represents the best of high-rise luxury living. Located at Main and Folsom Streets, where SoMa meets the Embarcadero, LUMINA offers 656 modern residences with dramatic city and bay views and world-class amenities, including a bi-level club lounge, private dining room with a chef kitchen, theater and business center. The Jay Wright-designed state-of-the-art fitness center includes a climbing wall and two private exercise studios, spa facilities with a private treatment room, and a 70-foot lap pool. There is also an outdoor landscaped rooftop terrace with barbecue facilities, fire pits, outdoor screening facilities and more. For more information, please visit LUMINASF.COM, or visit us on Twitter or Facebook.

About Tishman Speyer (
Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and fund manager of first-class real estate around the world. Founded in 1978, Tishman Speyer is active across the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia, building and managing premier office, residential and retail space in 30 key global markets for industry-leading tenants. The firm has acquired, developed and operated a portfolio of over 165 million square feet with a total value of approximately US $83 billion spread over 402 assets. Signature assets include New York City’s Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Center, São Paulo’s Torre Norte, The Springs in Shanghai, Lumière in Paris and OpernTurm in Frankfurt. Tishman Speyer currently has projects at different stages of development in Atlanta, Boston, Brasília, Chengdu, Frankfurt, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Washington, DC.

Gary Pike
(415) 585-2100

Source: Woodlands Market

The Andersons, Inc. announces fourth quarter 2017 cash dividend of 16 cents per share

MAUMEE, Ohio, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) announces a fourth quarter 2017 cash dividend of 16 cents ($0.16)per share payable October 23, 2017, to shareholders of record on October 2, 2017.

This is The Andersons’ 84th consecutive quarterly cash dividend since listing on the Nasdaq on February 20, 1996. There are approximately 28.3 million common outstanding shares.

About The Andersons, Inc.
Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, The Andersons is a diversified company rooted in agriculture conducting business across North America in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail sectors. For more information, visit The Andersons online at

For further information:
John Kraus
Investor Relations
Phone: 419-891-6544

SOURCE: The Andersons, Inc.

GameStop Q2 2017 results: Total global sales increased 3.4% to $1.69 billion

  • Continued strength in Nintendo Switch sales helps drive a 1.9% increase in same store sales
  • Collectibles sales grow 36.1%
  • Global omnichannel sales increase 86.2%

GRAPEVINE, Texas, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), a global family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, today (Aug. 24, 2017) reported sales and earnings for the second quarter ended July 29, 2017.

Paul Raines, chief executive officer, stated, “Our second quarter sales results were driven by continued strong demand for Nintendo Switch and Collectibles. Looking at the second half of 2017, the Nintendo Switch, the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One X, and a solid slate of AAA titles should drive growth in the video game category. In addition, we expect that our Technology Brands AT&T Wireless business will benefit from a boost in consumer demand driven by the launch of innovative new mobile handsets, including Apple’s next-generation iPhone.”

Second Quarter Results
Total global sales increased 3.4% to $1.69 billion, resulting in consolidated comparable store sales growth of 1.9% (-1.4% in the U.S. and +9.8% internationally). New hardware sales increased 14.8%, led by continued demand for Nintendo Switch. New software sales and pre-owned sales declined 3.4% and 7.5%, respectively, impacted by lagging Xbox One sales.

Worldwide omnichannel sales increased by 86.2% as the company promoted and secured leading market share of Nintendo Switch. During the launch and rollout, the company leveraged all of its sales platforms, including website, web-in-store, pickup-at-store, ship-from-store, and mobile.

Digital sales grew 28.1% to $46.5 million, while non-GAAP digital receipts increased 17.4% to $241.4 million. The growth was driven primarily by downloadable content and mobile.

Collectibles sales increased 36.1% to $122.5 million, driven by an assortment of licensed merchandise including Pokémon and Marvel products. The company added five Collectibles stores during the quarter, bringing the total global portfolio to 99 stores. The Collectibles business is on track to meet its 2017 revenue target of $650 million to $700 million.

Technology Brands sales increased 7.0% to $188.3 million, driven by the year-over-year growth in our AT&T authorized retail stores. Operating earnings increased 7.9% to $15.0 million.

GameStop’s second quarter net earnings were $22.2 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $27.9 million, or $0.27 per diluted share in the prior-year quarter. The second quarter results include a gain of $7.3 million (both before and after tax) related to the sale of Kongregate, which led to a lower effective tax rate.

Excluding this gain, GameStop’s adjusted net earnings for the second quarter were $14.9 million, compared to adjusted net earnings of $27.9 million in the prior-year quarter. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $0.15 compared to adjusted diluted earnings per share of $0.27 in the prior-year quarter.

A reconciliation of non-GAAP results, including adjusted net income, operating earnings and Technology Brands operating earnings to its closest GAAP measure is included with this release (Schedule III).

Capital Allocation Update
On August 21, 2017, GameStop’s board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.38 per common share payable on September 21, 2017 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 8, 2017.

Earnings Outlook
The company is reiterating its full-year diluted earnings per share guidance of $3.10 to $3.40, and given the success of hardware sales to date, we now expect full-year comparable store sales to be at the high end of our previously stated guidance range of -5.0% to 0.0%.

Conference Call Information
A conference call with GameStop Corp.’s management is scheduled for August 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. CT to discuss the company’s financial results. The phone number for the call is 877-857-6149 and the passcode is 6093871.  This call, along with supplemental information, can also be accessed at GameStop Corp.’s investor relations home page at The conference call will be archived for two months on GameStop’s corporate website.

About GameStop
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 7,400 stores across 14 countries. The company’s consumer product network also includes; Game Informer® magazine, the world’s leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek,, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. Our Technology Brands segment includes more than 1,500 Simply Mac, Spring Mobile AT&T and Cricket stores. Spring Mobile,, 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. Simply Mac,, sells the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offers Apple certified warranty and repair services.

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

Non-GAAP Measures
As a supplement to our financial results presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), GameStop may use certain non-GAAP measures, such as adjusted operating earnings, adjusted net income, digital receipts and constant currency. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors in evaluating our core operating performance. GameStop defines digital receipts as the full amount paid by the customer for digital content at the time of sale and/or the value attributed to digital content when physical and digital products are sold combined. Results reported as constant currency exclude the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates by converting our local currency financial results using the prior period exchange rates and comparing these adjusted amounts to our current period reported results. Our definition and calculation of non-GAAP measures may differ from that of other companies. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the company’s reported GAAP financial results.

Safe Harbor
This presentation contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may include, but are not limited to, the outlook for fiscal 2017, future financial and operating results and projections, projected store openings, timing and terms of potential acquisitions, the company’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and other statements that are not historical facts. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of GameStop’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. GameStop undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: the inability to obtain sufficient quantities of product to meet consumer demand, including console hardware and accessories; the timing of release and consumer demand for new and pre-owned video game titles; our ability to continue to expand, and successfully open and operate new stores for, our collectibles and tech brands businesses; risks associated with achievement of anticipated financial and operating results from acquisitions; our ability to sustain and grow our console digital video game sales; the timing and amount of recognition of tax attributes; the risks associated with international operations, wireless industry partnerships and operations and the completion and integration of acquisitions; increased competition and changing technology in the video game industry, including browser and mobile games and digital distribution of console games, and the impact of that competition and those changes on physical video game sales;  the costs and consequences of legal proceedings and tax audits; and changes in domestic or foreign laws and regulations that reduce consumer demand for, or increase prices of, our products or otherwise adversely affect our business. Additional factors that could cause GameStop’s results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in GameStop’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Jan. 28, 2017 filed with the SEC and available at the SEC’s Internet site at or

Mike Loftus
Vice President
Global Controller
Investor Relations
GameStop Corp.
(817) 424-2130

Source: GameStop Corp./globenewswire

REI invested $1 million in organizations that create opportunities to connect women and girls to nature

  • New $500,000 Force of Nature Fund supports 26 nonprofits across the country 
  • Over 500 organizations responded to REI’s call for submissions

SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its commitment to create access to the outdoors for all, REI has invested $1 million in organizations across the country that are creating opportunities to connect women and girls to nature.

In May, REI launched an expansive, consumer-facing effort called Force of Nature to advance gender equity in the outdoors and encourage millions of its members to embrace the outdoors as “the world’s largest level playing field.” As part of the effort, REI committed $500,000 to three national, women-focused nonprofits with whom it already had a relationship, including Camber Outdoors ($400,000), GirlTrek ($50,000) and the YMCA’s GOLD initiative ($50K). It also launched the $500,000 Force of Nature Fund, which extends the co-op’s existing work with women-focused nonprofits into new territory.

Twenty-six nonprofits were selected from over 500 organizations that responded to REI’s open call for submissions. Those 26 investments announced today, will help address obstacles the co-op found in a national study it commissioned on women and the outdoors.

“We believe a life outdoors is a life well lived for all. That means we support equality from the backcountry to the boardroom,” says Jerry Stritzke, REI’s president and CEO. “REI works with hundreds of nonprofits annually to help communities connect with the outdoors, and protect the places we love. A core part of our business model links the co-op’s health to investments in the outdoor community. As we thrive, we share this success. This year, with Force of Nature, we added a specific focus on groups that are creating new and inspiring ways to advance gender equity and inclusion using the outdoors as a platform. The Force of Nature Fund helped us identify hundreds of organizations doing incredible work, and we’re proud to partner with our new grantees to learn and be inspired.”

REI selected the following 26 nonprofit organizations to receive grants totaling $500,000. Awards were based on the fund’s eligibility criteria. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.

This investment is part of REI’s broader community investment strategy, which contributed more than $9M in 2017 to nonprofits at the heart of the outdoor community. Since 1976, REI has invested more than $80 million to steward our nation’s public lands, trails, and waterways, and to promote youth development, health and wellness in the outdoors. REI continues to support these efforts through invitation-only grants. For more information, visit:

About the REI Co-op
REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of more than 16 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 150 stores in 36 states. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at or the free REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. You can take the trip of a lifetime with REI Adventures, a global leader in active adventure travel that runs more than 170 custom-designed itineraries worldwide. The REI Outdoor School is run by professionally-trained, expert-instructors who teach beginner- to advanced-level courses about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.

Source: REI

Kroger to host Q2 2017 earnings conference call on September 8, 2017

CINCINNATI, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Aug. 25, 2017)  that it will host its second quarter 2017 earnings conference call at 10 a.m. EDT on Friday, September 8, 2017.  Our management team will comment on Kroger’s financial and operational results for the second quarter 2017.

The presentation will broadcast online at  Click on “Quarterly Results” to access the event.  An on-demand replay of the webcast will be available at approximately 1 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 22, 2017.

At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™. We are 443,000 associates who serve eight and a half million customers every day in 2,792 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Our Family of Companies operates an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized order online service – in addition to 2,255 pharmacies, 782 convenience stores, 311 fine jewelry stores, 220 retail health clinics, 1,453 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Our Company has been recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for its support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. As a leader in supplier diversity, we are a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

SOURCE: The Kroger Co.

LCP: Prime Point development in the Black Country is ready for occupation

London, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first unit at a multi-million pound speculative development in the Black Country has been completed three months ahead of schedule.

The 20,000 sq ft unit – Building A – at Prime Point, which is being developed by LCP, the leading national property, investment and management company, at its flagship Pensnett Estate industrial estate is ready for occupation.

The adjoining Building B, a 30,000 sq.ft unit, has also been built and left as a shell, for incoming tenants to work with LCP to arrange their exact office fit out requirements. Both units can be let in multiples of 10,000 sq.ft

Andrew Preston, industrial portfolio manager of LCP, said: “The contractors have been progressing very well indeed with the development of Prime Point and we are now three months ahead of schedule for the completion of the first unit.

“We’ve also been pleased by the response to the marketing of the site, the level of enquiries we’ve received since we launched the development has been extremely positive.”

When complete, the first phase of Prime Point will comprise a building of 20,000 sq ft and another of 30,000 sq ft, each of which can be split into 10,000 sq ft units to accommodate smaller businesses.

LCP’s appointed agents, Bulleys and Lambert Smith Hampton, have been working with the company to attract new businesses to the area and talks are progressing with a number of interested parties.

Really Useful Products, which manufactures storage boxes for business and home, has already signed a deal to move to a 31,000 sq ft bespoke building on part of Prime Point.

LCP is holding an open day at Prime Point on Wednesday, September 6, between 11 am and 2 pm, for businesses. Anyone interested in attending should email:

The Pensnett Estate is one of the largest secure business estates in Europe, and home to 160 businesses in over 2.4 million sq ft of commercial property. Three years ago, LCP invested £1.5 million in Progress Point, a speculative development on the estate comprising 21,000 sq ft of high quality warehouse and industrial space.
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) has been supporting LCP with this latest development.

Andrew Preston
01384 400123

Matt Tilt
Lambert Smith Hampton
0121 237 2347

Noel Muscutt
01902 713333

Source: LCP

NCR and Performance Food Group Company to introduce NCR Silver POS solution to restaurants throughout the U.S.

Strategic relationship will introduce NCR Silver to new group of independent restaurants

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, and Performance Food Group Company (PFG) (NYSE: PFGC), a leading food service supplier, have entered into a strategic referral relationship to bring NCR Silver™, the cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) solution, to more restaurants throughout the United States.

PFG will introduce NCR Silver to its 36 Performance Foodservice distribution centers nationwide, which deliver food and food-related products to regional and national restaurant operators. Restaurateurs will be able to purchase NCR Silver software and hardware under a subscription service model.

With NCR Silver, Performance Foodservice customers will be able to check out customers quickly and gain access to sales, inventory and employee scheduling reports. They will also be able to offer customers targeted loyalty discounts and promotions. In addition, NCR Silver’s award-winning customer service team provides live, 24/7 U.S.-based support.

Utilizing cloud and tablet technology, NCR Silver will give restaurateurs the freedom to take mobile payments in their restaurant and be able to easily sell their products on the go.

“NCR’s deep-seated history in the restaurant space and the solution’s ability to drive efficiency makes this an ideal partnership for us,” said Fred Sanelli, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales Development at Performance Foodservice. “With NCR Silver, our customers will be better equipped to grow their businesses and maintain profitability.”

Solutions available through the relationship include NCR Silver core and NCR Silver Pro Restaurant Edition that are enabled on iOS and Android platforms.

PFG will soon expand its relationship with NCR by integrating its order management system with NCR Silver to further streamline restaurant operations. The planned integration will enable restaurant operators to not only ring up orders, manage inventory and employee schedules, but also order from PFG’s vast inventory of food and food-related products – all from one platform.

“The PFG team provides restaurant operators with dedicated service and high-quality products, and we’re confident NCR Silver will complement these efforts,” said Colin Armbruster, Director of Global Channel, NCR Silver. “Working with PFG supports our strategy to put intuitive and comprehensive technology in the hands of independent restaurateurs who need all-in-one technology solutions so they can focus on their customers.”

For more information on NCR Silver visit:

For more information on Performance Foodservice, PFG’s broadline food service division, visit:

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

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Website: | 
Twitter: @NCRCorporation | @NCRSilver

About Performance Food Group Company
Through its family of leading foodservice distributors – Performance Foodservice, Vistar, and PFG Customized – Performance Food Group Company (PFG) markets and distributes approximately 150,000 food and food-related products from 76 distribution centers to over 150,000 customer locations across the United States. PFG’s 14,000+ associates serve a diverse mix of customers, from independent and chain restaurants to schools, business and industry locations, hospitals, vending distributors, office coffee service distributors, big box retailers, and theaters. The company sources its products from more than 5,000 suppliers and serves as an important partner to its suppliers by providing them access to the company’s broad customer base. For more information, visit

Media Contacts:
Aaron Gould
NCR Public Relations

Joe Vagi
Manager, Corporate Communications

Source: NCR Corporation

NCR announces Court approval of the consent decree settlement to resolve the Wisconsin Fox River environmental cleanup

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today (August 24, 2017) announced Court approval of the consent decree settlement it entered into in January 2017 with the United States Government and the State of Wisconsin to effectively resolve the Wisconsin Fox River environmental cleanup and related Superfund litigation.

“Approval of this settlement should help bring to a conclusion this longstanding matter relating to cleanup efforts that NCR began many years ago,” said Edward Gallagher, General Counsel of NCR Corporation. “We are gratified by the Court’s decision to approve the settlement and the allocation of past and future responsibility it entails, and pleased that it will foster completion of the Fox River remediation.”

The Court-approved consent decree includes NCR’s commitments to complete the in-river cleanup work and to drop a potential appeal. It also incorporates the limitation of Superfund claims brought against the Company by other parties and discontinuation of the Company’s own such claims, and it envisions assignments of responsibility to other companies for certain future tasks. The decision, by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, is subject to potential appeal.

With the contributions of its former corporate parents and affiliates from the past several decades, NCR has successfully performed the majority of the cleanup work to date. NCR is the only company to have consistently been involved in that work from its start in 2009 to the present.

NCR will not make any settlement payments under the consent decree, but will fund the remediation through contractors and vendors on a pay-as-it-goes basis. The settlement is expected to have no material impact on NCR’s free cash flow or its Fox River reserve, which was adjusted to account for the settlement and reported on earlier this year in NCR’s Form 10-K for 2016.

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

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

NCR encourages investors to visit its website, which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

Web site:
Twitter: @NCRCorporation

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News Media Contacts:
NCR Corporation
Scott Sykes

Source: NCR Corporation

The Bon-Ton Stores elects William Tracy to its Board of Directors

MILWAUKEE, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) today (August 25, 2017) announced its Board of Directors has elected William Tracy to its Board, effective August 25, 2017.  Mr. Tracy will also begin his role of President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. on August 25 after serving as the company’s Chief Operating Officer of Bon-Ton since July 2015.

Debra Simon, Chairman of the Board, commented, “I am very pleased to welcome Bill as a member of our Board of Directors and I congratulate him on his new role as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.  Bill is a proven leader with more than 40 years of retail experience, and we look forward to working with him on Bon-Ton’s strategic initiatives for our long term success.”

Mr. Tracy previously held various management positions at Hudson’s Bay Company, including Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, Logistics & Omni Channel Fulfillment, and Global Sourcing. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Supply Chain, Omni Channel Fulfillment & Information Services.   He has also held the position of Chief Operating Officer at both Fortunoff Brands LLC and Nine West Corporation, and has served in various senior leadership positions at Lord & Taylor and Abraham & Straus Department Stores.

Mr. Tracy said, “I am excited about the board appointment and for the opportunity to lead Bon-Ton to success.  We have a strong team in place and I look forward to continuing to drive Bon-Ton forward as we execute our growth and profit improvement strategies to improve the business and enhance shareholder value.”

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 260 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, 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

Christine Hojnacki
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

Source: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc./globenewswire

Lindex to raise funds for WaterAid

Lindex to raise funds for WaterAid


Sweden, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Starting August 24, customers who shop in Lindex stores will be offered to round up their purchase in favour of WaterAid. The collected money will go to WaterAid’s important work to improve access to clean water and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.

The water issue is of great importance to Lindex and a part of our long-term sustainability work. We are doing this fundraising together with our customers to support WaterAid in their very important work, says Sara Winroth, Sustainability Manager at Lindex.

Access to clean water and sanitation is a human right. Despite that, more than 650 million people lack access to clean water and almost 2.4 billion lack access to proper sanitation. Approximately 290 000 children die each year from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That means almost 800 children each day.

Each year WaterAid’s work changes lives for millions of people through improved access to clean water and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. More children can survive their childhood, the risk for malnutrition decreases and families can stay healthy. Hours spent collecting water can instead be spent working and going to school. Access to clean water and sanitation can help communities and countries break the circle of poverty.

We are very happy and grateful for the strong commitment Lindex shows by supporting WaterAids work. It is fantastic that Lindex customers now in an easy way can take part and contribute to more people getting access to clean water. Every single amount donated will save and change lives for the world’s poorest people who today have to live without what we take for granted ­­– clean water, says Cecilia Chatterjee-Martinsen, Secretary General for WaterAid Sweden.

The campaign starts on August 24 and will continue until August 30.

WaterAid is an international organisation working for a world where everybody has access to clean water and sanitation. WaterAid works with local partners for sustainable and long-term solutions, and influences decision makers to increase efforts for these basic needs on national and global levels. WaterAid works in 37 countries and since 1981, WaterAid has reached 25 million people with clean water and 24 million people with sanitation. Visit more information.


Eva Jonasson
Media Relations Responsible
Phone: +46 31 739 50 60

Source: Lindex


Charlotte Tilbury brings her revolutionary makeup brand to the Middle East with her largest store opening at The Avenues, Kuwait

Charlotte Tilbury brings her revolutionary makeup brand to the Middle East with her largest store opening at The Avenues, Kuwait


Charlotte Tilbury launches her award-winning makeup revolution in the Middle East starting with opening her largest store in the world.

Kuwait, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Charlotte Tilbury, the world’s number one makeup artist, is taking the next momentous step by bringing her revolutionary makeup, skincare and scent brand to the Middle East with three stand-alone stores, and her first ever stand-alone Beauty Wonderland outside of the UK. Starting in September 2017, the magic will begin at The Avenues, Kuwait with an epic 240 sq. m., two-storey store – the largest in the world, followed by Doha Festival City in October and then The Dubai Mall in early 2018. Charlotte Tilbury will be operated in the Middle East by M.H. Alshaya Co.

Each store will incorporate the latest cutting-edge digital innovations with the signature, sumptuous Old Hollywood-inspired interiors which have become synonymous with the brand.

In amongst the deep, night crimson velvet sofas, ornate, rose-gold art-deco light fittings and old Hollywood-style vanity tables, you’ll find a first-of-its-kind, ground-breaking Magic Mirror that magically morphs your face to Charlotte’s 10 iconic looks in seconds. Whether you are 18 or 80, Charlotte has the right tools, tricks and expert tips to make you look and feel your most beautiful in this space, to make you dream and make your beauty dreams come true.

At the heart of the brand is the 10 Looks makeup wardrobe. One woman, 10 looks – like a wardrobe of little black dresses, these color-curated, off-the-peg, ready-to-wear makeup looks show women how to match the right eyes, cheeks and lips as put together by Charlotte. Unique to the range, women can choose by personality, lifestyle & preference. To celebrate the launch, Charlotte has unveiled a new campaign of the 10 looks featuring digital influencer and model Cindy Kimberly.


+965 2224 2475
+965 2224 3626

Source: Alshaya


Kesa Molotsane wins the inaugural Grand Prix series of the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge

South Africa, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesa Molotsane (KPMG) had a classy run in the inaugural Grand Prix series of the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge on Sunday, August 20, winning in a convincing time of 34.21, followed by Rutendo Nyahora and Irvette van Zyl.

In the penultimate race on the SPAR Grand Prix, the leading lady extended her domination. Out of the starting blocks, Irvette van Zyl edged to the front of the pack, leading marginally for the majority of the race, with Lebogang Phalula and Rutendo Nyahora tailing her closely.

Approximately 4 kilometres from the finish, the star runner set her sights on the finish line. She charged her way through the runners, joining the top three and matching their pace for the last few kilometres of the run. As they wound their way to the stadium, she secured her position on the top step of the podium, cementing her first spot on the Grand Prix series. Having started the 2017 series with a first in Cape Town, a first in Port Elizabeth, a second in Durban and third in Pretoria, she went into the Pietermaritzburg race with a decent 19 point lead ahead of van Zyl.

“I really enjoyed the run today, it was a really nice route. I love the hills, I grew up in a hilly area, so they don’t bother me. It was cold, and I took a while to warm up but I am really glad that I ran. It was a good test before I take on the 5,000m in World Student Games in Taipei this week. I am the only South African running the 5,000m and I want to do my country proud, so today has motivated me and given me the opportunity to challenge myself.”

Molotsane departed directly after the race, heading straight to the airport to go compete in Taiwan with her first 5,000m heat taking place on 25th August and the finals on 27th August. “I needed special permission to run in Pietermaritzburg from the Federation, but I think it was good for me ahead of running against the top international athletes. I wanted to retain my position in the Grand Prix to stay on top of the leaderboard, so needed to compete today.”

Second on the leaderboard, van Zyl said, “I gave it my best but my best wasn’t good enough. I needed to push it as I find myself in a difficult situation with points on the Grand Prix log, I needed to win and get bonus points to stay in the game.”

“I am an impatient runner, so I tend to break early and take up the pace. It usually works for me but I just couldn’t hang in there. Kesa ran really well. I have had a tough year, with the injury that forced me out of the Durban race, I have been working hard to have a fighting chance. But I am glad it was a pain free run. I also like hilly courses, so enjoyed the my first time on the Maritzburg course.”

A total of 4,500 runners took to the course in a chilly 3 degrees. Peter Deeb, Marketing Director of SPAR KZN said, “Having the Maritzburg race being included in the Grand Prix has certainly raised the profile of the race. Everyone had a fantastic time, and we were full to capacity. We are very pleased with the numbers, and it is always wonderful to give back to our community as road running has a huge following here in Pietermaritzburg.”

SPAR South Africa’s support of a variety of sports includes the development of the Grand Prix running series over a number of years, providing great opportunities for runners across the country. SPAR Brand visibility is strong with digital media coverage of the events generating extensive awareness.


SPAR International
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

ShopRite and Huggies partner to donate half-million diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite is partnering with the Huggies Brand on a plan to donate up to a half-million diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing diapers to babies in need.

ShopRite and Huggies will donate a day’s worth of diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network each time a customer purchases any size Huggies diapers at ShopRite stores or online, through ShopRite’s mobile app and ShopRite from Home service. Qualifying purchase periods run now through Sept. 2, and again from Sept. 24 through Oct. 7.

According to a study commissioned by Huggies, one in three American families struggles to afford the diapers needed to keep their baby clean, dry, and healthy. To help raise awareness of this hidden consequence of poverty known as “diaper need,” and provide much needed baby essentials to families, ShopRite is partnering now with Huggies to donate diapers.

“Since 2010, our No Baby Unhugged program has donated more than 200 million diapers and wipes to families in need, and yet there is still more to be done,” said Eleonora Daireaux, vice president of Huggies North America. “We are excited to partner with ShopRite and the National Diaper Bank Network to help raise awareness for this issue, and donate up to half a million diapers to provide families with the resources they need to care for their babies.”

Customers will find Huggies diapers on sale in ShopRite stores this week and next week as part of the promotion. For more details on the National Diaper Bank Network, please visit

About ShopRite
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 270 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. A long-time supporter of key community efforts, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite has donated $40 million to 2,000 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the LPGA’s ShopRite Classic, ShopRite has raised more than $30 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit

About the National Diaper Bank Network
The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to eliminating diaper need in America, by leading a national movement to help meet the basic needs of all babies and their families…including access to clean, dry diapers and other material goods. Founded in 2011 with the support of Huggies®, the network raises national awareness of diaper need (#DiaperNeed) and supports the development and expansion of diaper banks in communities throughout the country. Its active membership includes more than 300 diaper banks, diaper pantries, and food banks located in 47 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. More information on NDBN and diaper need is available at

About the Huggies Brand
Huggies believes deeply in the Power of Hugs. That’s why every Huggies diaper and wipe is inspired by parents’ hugs. For nearly 40 years, Huggies has been helping parents provide love, care and reassurance to help babies thrive. No Baby Unhugged is Huggies promise to ensure babies get the care they need to thrive – from innovative everyday products, growing hospital hugger programs and specially-designed products for the tiniest of babies, to diapers and wipes donations. Huggies is the fastest growing diaper brand in hospitals and partners with NICU nurses to develop diapers and wipes that meet the specific needs of pre-term infants. For more information on Huggies No Baby Unhugged program visit the “Why Huggies?” page at

About Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world’s population trust Kimberly-Clark brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No.1 or No. 2 share positions in 80 countries. To keep up with the latest news and to learn more about the Company’s 145-year history of innovation, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Source: ShopRite

HBC President Don Watros to leave the company

TORONTO & NEW YORK, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — HBC or the “Company” (TSX: HBC) today (August 24, 2017) announced Don Watros has made the decision to leave HBC effective September 29, 2017.

“With a seasoned leadership team in place in Europe and our plans to bring Hudson’s Bay to the Netherlands and Saks OFF 5TH to Europe coming to fruition, the time is right for me to pursue my next chapter,” said Mr. Watros. “I look forward to following the Company’s continued growth.”

“Don has been a great partner in supporting the growth and integration of HBC’s businesses over the years and was instrumental in HBC entering Europe and helping to establish our structure there,” said Richard Baker, Governor and Executive Chairman, HBC. “We are grateful for his dedication to the Company and wish him the best in his next endeavor.”

“We greatly appreciate Don’s contributions to HBC during his long tenure with the Company, especially his work to bring HBC to Europe and support the establishment of our office there,” said Jerry Storch, CEO, HBC. “I’m pleased that we have a strong team in place to continue to execute on our strategy in Europe, as we invest in Galeria Kaufhof, grow Saks OFF 5TH in Germany and enter the Netherlands with Hudson’s Bay and Saks OFF 5TH.”

An industry veteran, Mr. Watros has been with HBC for 11 years and has seen the Company through major growth. He was appointed President, HBC International in January 2015. Previously, he served as President of HBC and before that as COO of the Company. Prior this role, he was Managing Director of Retail Operations at NRDC Equity Partners during the acquisitions of Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay Company. Mr. Watros has also served as the Chairman of the Galeria Kaufhof Supervisory Board since October 2015. The Supervisory Board will elect a new Chairman at its meeting in October.

About HBC
HBC is a diversified global retailer focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. HBC’s portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.

HBC’s leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO.

HBC has significant investments in real estate joint ventures. It has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBS Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, it has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.

For more information, visit our website.

Elliot Grundmanis

Andrew Blecher

Source: Hudson’s Bay Company

Sprouts Farmers Market to participate at the Goldman Sachs 24th Annual Global Retailing Conference

PHOENIX, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:SFM) today (8/24/2017) announced that Amin Maredia, chief executive officer, and Brad Lukow, chief financial officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs 24th Annual Global Retailing Conference at the Plaza Hotel in New York, NY.  The presentation will begin at 2:25 PM EDT on September 7, 2017.

A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at A replay will be archived and available at the same location.

About Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. Sprouts offers a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, meat and seafood, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, deli, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items catering to consumers’ growing interest in health and wellness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts employs more than 27,000 team members and operates more than 275 stores in 15 states from coast to coast. For more information, visit or @sproutsfm on Twitter.

Investor Contact:
Susannah Livingston
(602) 682-1584

Media Contact:
Donna Egan
(602) 682-3152

Source: Sprouts Farmers Market/globenewswire




Zürich, Switzerland, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Das Einkaufszentrum Migros City trumpft mit neuen Fachgeschäften, bietet Services nach Mass und begrüsst Neumieter aus Gastronomie, Confiserie und Dienstleistungen. Am 31. August feiert der erste Micasa home in Zürich Premiere.

Viel Neues an der Zürcher Löwenstrasse: Im Einkaufszentrum Migros City wird vom Untergeschoss bis in den ersten Stock eifrig umgebaut. Bestehende Läden stellen um, neue Mieter ziehen ein und das Migros-Format «Micasa home» feiert seine Zürcher Premiere. Doch der Reihe nach.

SportXX neu mit Ryffel Running 
Neu bündelt die Migros City ihre Sportangebote im Untergeschoss. Die Umzugskisten des Outdoor by SportXX – ehemals im ersten Stock – sind bereits leer, ihr Inhalt findet sich nun im deutlich vergrösserten SportXX zwei Stockwerke tiefer. Und dank einer geringfügigen Flächenverkleinerung des benachbarten Melectronics verfügt das Sportfachgeschäft über eine einladende Ryffel Running Beratungsecke. Der ideale Laufschuh lässt sich mit Unterstützung einer Fussanalyse und den Tipps der erfahrenen Fachverkäufer leicht finden. «Ein gut sitzender Schuh kann das Laufgefühl bedeutend verbessern und macht so einfach mehr Spass», erklärt Olaf Jentzsch, Bereichsleiter Ryffel Running.

«Micasa home» feiert Premiere in Zürich 
Während im Untergeschoss die grösseren Umbauarbeiten beendet sind, geht das Einrichten im ersten Stock weiter. Hier dreht sich auch in Zukunft alles ums Einrichten, denn am 31. August eröffnet auf einer Fläche von 400 Quadratmetern der erste «Micasa home» in der Stadt Zürich. Ob Leinenbettwäsche, verspielte Dekorationsaccessoires oder modernes Geschirr – wer Freude am Einrichten hat sowie in den eigenen vier Wänden Abwechslung schätzt, fühlt sich im «Micasa home» zuhause. Filialleiterin Heidi Weisskopf preist das breite Sortiment an: «Die Vielfalt an Formen und Farben inspiriert und macht Lust auf Neues». Die eigene Kreativität beschränkt sich aber keineswegs auf Wohnzubehör oder Textilien, denn auf einem grossen Bildschirm lässt sich der lang ersehnte begehbare Kleiderschrank zusammenstellen oder alle Eigenschaften des zukünftigen Esstisches – von der Holzart, über die Masse bis zu den Beinen – auswählen. À propos Masse: Der «Micasa home» geht bei der Fensterdekoration auf jeden Wunsch zentimetergenau ein und schneidert Stoffvorhänge nach Mass, konfektioniert und liefert sie bequem nach Hause. Massarbeit gibt es selbstverständlich auch für Jalousien, Plissees oder Rollos. Und für die Montage ist ebenfalls gesorgt. Für mehr Wohnlichkeit ist «Micasa home» die richtige Adresse.

Vanini, Hitzberger und UPC: Neumieter ziehen ein 
Das Parterre der Migros City steht den zahlreichen Neuheiten aus dem unteren und oberen Stockwerk in Nichts nach: Schrittweise eröffnen im Eingangsbereich des Einkaufszentrums Mitte Oktober ein Kiosk sowie die Tessiner Traditionskonditorei Vanini mit ihren verführerischen Schokoladenkreationen. Nebenan zieht wenig später UPC mit einer Filiale ein. Voraussichtlich im November folgt der Take-away Hitzberger mit den beliebten Sandwiches, Wraps und Suppen nach den Rezepten des gleichnamigen Sternekochs. «Fastfood natürlich», wie Hitzberger sein innovatives Angebot zur Schnellverpflegung bezeichnet, wird man in Zukunft auch bequem sitzend geniessen können – im Erdgeschoss sowie im Aussenbereich beim Hintereingang an der Sihl. Die Migros City wartet mit einem noch attraktiveren Mietermix sowie neuen Formaten und Angeboten auf.

Francesco Laratta
Genossenschaft Migros Zürich
Mediensprecher Migros
8021 Zürich
TEL: 058 561 64 62

Source: Migros


Nordstrom brings its Reserve Online & Try In Store service to nearly 40 stores across the country

SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. announced that it has expanded its Reserve Online & Try In Store service to nearly 40 stores across the country; following a pilot in six stores. Reserve Online & Try In Store allows customers to select items online and try them on in person at their nearest Nordstrom store, combining the convenience of shopping online with an efficient and personalized in-store experience.

Shoppers nationwide can easily use Reserve Online & Try In Store through the Nordstrom mobile app by selecting “Reserve Online & Try In Store” from the product detail page of the items they’d like to try on. Customers will then receive a text notification when their items have been found at their nearest store and are ready to try on, as well as a text notification when they get to the store letting them know where they can find the dedicated dressing room with their name and selected items.

“We’re thrilled to expand our Reserve Online & Try In Store service to provide a better experience for customers shopping with Nordstrom – whether that’s online, in-store or a combination of both,” said Shea Jensen, senior vice president of customer experience at Nordstrom. “Many of our customers like to feel and try on clothes and shoes before they purchase them and we’re excited to offer them a more convenient way to do so.”

Nordstrom first launched Reserve Online & Try In Store as a pilot in six Washington state stores in the fall of 2016. During the pilot, 80 percent of shoppers who tried Reserve Online & Try In Store continued to use the service multiple times. Nordstrom plans to continue expanding Reserve Online & Try In Store to stores over the next year.

Nordstrom is continually looking at ways that technology can support the customer shopping experience. The company offers several services that allow customers to shop on their own terms in a convenient manner such as Buy Online & Pickup In Store, Curbside Pickup and Scan & Shop on the Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack mobile apps. Nordstrom also recently launched Style Boards, a mobile tool that allows salespeople to create digital boards filled with personalized style recommendations which customers can view on their phone and purchase from

The following Nordstrom stores now offer Reserve Online & Try In Store services:






New Jersey

New York





About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 354 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 221 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

Jennifer Tice Walker
Nordstrom, Inc.

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc. expands efforts to innovate and leverage technology to enhance consumers experience with new website and mobile App

San Francisco, CA,, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ —, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, has raised $15M from existing investors to capitalize on accelerating growth.  The profitable etailer, now over $100M in annual revenue, grew 25% in the quarter ending June 30, double its 5-year average annual growth rate.  Simultaneously, the company is announcing two major new releases:

  • New Website – Released last week,’s new website offers a modern, streamlined design with easier filtering capabilities, more granular geographic regions and varietals, enhanced wine and winery content, and a consistent feature set and user experience across all device types — computer, tablet and phone.
  • New Mobile App – Recently released in the Apple App Store,’s new mobile app has quickly achieved a 5 star rating, making it the top rated wine app. The app includes a new label scanner, an enhanced wine database, live chat wine experts and all the purchasing capability of’s full website.

The company attributes its accelerating growth to improvements in its customer experience, including:

  • Biggest Selection – The selection has doubled again to over 17,000 wines and counting — 15 times the average specialty wine store and 30 times the average grocery store – exposing customers to wine from all regions, varietals and price points.
  • Live Chat Service – is unique in offering live chat wine experts, non-commissioned and based in San Francisco and New York, available 7 days/week to help customers discover new wine with confidence.
  • Convenient Delivery – Customers have the option of shipping to 6,000 FedEx and Walgreens locations for local pickup on their schedule, especially helpful due to the adult signature requirement.
  • Great Value – Competitive prices, frequent promotions and StewardShip – unlimited shipping for an annual $49 membership fee – provide customers with compelling value.

“’s rapid growth is a clear indication that the company is aligned with emerging trends in the beverage alcohol space,” said Danny Brager, Senior Vice President, Beverage Alcohol Practice at Nielsen. “As the wine market continues to shift online, is tapping into key growth areas such as e-commerce and mobile, alongside the rising influence of millennials – critical components for today’s $33.6 billion U.S. wine market1.”

“It’s still very early in the game,” said Rich Bergsund, CEO.  “With this capital, we can expand our efforts to innovate and leverage technology to help consumers discover and buy great wine.  We’ve sold and shipped nearly a billion dollars worth of wine to date, but we feel like a startup, hungry to earn the trust of customers of all ages and levels of wine knowledge.”

1 According to Nielsen-measured Off Premise and On Premise channels in the U.S.

About is the nation’s leading online wine retailer, offering selection, guidance and convenience not found in brick and mortar stores.  The company provides its customers access to the world’s largest wine store, with live chat wine experts available 7 days a week. With multiple distribution centers and the most sophisticated retail wine fulfillment network in the United States, delivers in 1-2 days to most addresses, offering date-certain delivery and the convenience of shipping to 6,000 FedEx and Walgreens local pick-up sites.  The company’s popular StewardShip program provides unlimited wine delivery and exclusive access to new releases for $49 per year.  Just launched, the iOS app allows users to scan, rate and purchase wines on the go.’s mission, to inspire the wine lifestyle through innovation, is captured in its brand manifesto video, viewable here. is majority owned by Baker Capital, a New York-based private equity firm.  For more information, visit the company’s website at

Press Contact:
If you’d like to discuss the new with its management team, please contact Gwendolyn Osborn to set up an appointment:


Carrefour holds in-store nutrition and well-being information days

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour has long been committed to enabling as many of its customers as possible to enjoy healthy eating on a day-to-day basis and is stepping up its awareness-raising initiatives. So following on from its “Well-being for everyone” platform and its “My recipe ideas” application, Carrefour is now holding in-store information days from 28 August to 2 September.

Scheduled to run from the end of August to the beginning of September in 5 Carrefour hypermarkets in the Ile-de-France region, these events will serve as opportunities for the general public to chat with industry professionals who are passionate about nutrition and well-being: at each session, 3 dieticians who are members of France’s anti-obesity league will be available to talk to consumers.

In special areas in each store, these experts will discuss best practices and give customers advice on leading a healthier life on a day-to-day basis. They’ll have tips on enjoying a balanced diet, and information about well-being and sports activities that people can get involved in, as well as educational games, nutritional assessments and opportunities to sample numerous products.

A campaign in line with one of Carrefour’s global initiatives
Every day, Carrefour strives to bring about long-term improvements in its customers’ quality of life. The “Well-being for everyone” platform is an example of this commitment. Launched back in June, it provides customers with information and simple advice for healthier eating with the help of lots of content available via an e-magazine, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

This summer, Carrefour unveiled “My recipe ideas”, an application available via the Carrefour & me portal brimming with recommendations for balanced and personalised menus that can be made using products available in Carrefour stores.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

. By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commits at least $1 million to support Hurricane Harvey relief and recovery efforts

Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading Gulf Coast relief efforts

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — In anticipation of Hurricane Harvey, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support for relief efforts through cash and product donations of at least $1 million to organizations helping in response to the severe weather impacting Texas and Louisiana. As a part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with organizations like the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and Convoy of Hope while coordinating efforts with elected officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected. We are supporting these organizations in addressing immediate needs in the community and will continue to monitor in the coming days to provide additional assistance.

“We are concerned for the people in the path of this potentially devastating storm,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, Chief Sustainability Officer at Walmart and President of the Walmart Foundation. “We are actively supporting local response efforts and will continue to be there for our customers, friends, family, fellow associates and neighbors in the Gulf Coast.”

Walmart has a long history of providing aid in times of disasters, helping communities prepare and recover by donating emergency supplies, such as food and water, home and personal products. Since 2005, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have donated more than $60 million in cash and in-kind donations in response to disaster events.

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our more than 11,600 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting, on Facebook at and on Twitter at

About Philanthropy at Walmart
By using our strengths to help others, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation create opportunities for people to live better every day. Walmart has stores in 28 countries, employing more than 2.4 million associates and doing business with thousands of suppliers who, in turn, employ millions of people. Our philanthropy helps people live better by supporting upward job mobility and economic development for the retail workforce; addressing hunger and making healthier, more sustainably-grown food a reality; and building strong communities where Walmart operates and inspiring our associates to give back. Whether it is helping to lead the fight against hunger in the United States with $2 billion in cash and in-kind donations or supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment through a series of grants totaling $10 million to the Women in Factories training program in Bangladesh, China, India and Central America, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are not only working to tackle key social issues, we are also collaborating with others to inspire solutions for long-lasting systemic change. To learn more about Walmart’s giving, visit

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Amazon: second season of half hour series Fleabag to premiere in 2019 on Prime Video

SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Aug. 25, 2017) announced it will offer a second season of the half hour series Fleabag with series creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (A Star Wars Story: Untitled Han Solo Film), returning as writer and star. Waller-Bridge can also be seen in the upcoming untitled Han Solo “Star Wars” anthology film and will serve as show runner and executive producer of BBC America’s upcoming 2018 drama, Killing Eve. The second season of Fleabag is expected to premiere in 2019 on Prime Video in over 200 countries exclusively for Prime members.

The first season premiered in September 2016 and was hailed by The New York Times, Vanity Fair, GQ, Vulture, The Atlantic, Variety, and Buzzfeed among others, as one of the best new shows of the year. Fleabag was nominated for six BAFTA Awards in 2017, including a win for Waller-Bridge for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme.

“The first season of Fleabag introduced audiences to the brilliant and rebellious voice of Phoebe Waller-Bridge,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy, Drama and VR, Amazon Studios. “She’s one of the best and most dynamic showrunners in TV today and we’re so excited to bring a new season of the smart and hilarious Fleabag to customers soon.”

“I asked myself if Fleabag has more to say and frankly she hasn’t shut up since,” said Phoebe Waller-Bridge. “Series two will be a whole new adventure and I’m beyond thrilled to be coming back.”

Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman (Waller-Bridge), as she hurls herself at modern living in London. The show is based on Waller-Bridge’s play Fleabag, which won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, the Critics’ Circle and Off-West End Awards for Most Promising Playwright and a Special Commendation from the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

The first season also starred Brett Gelman (American Dad!, Twin Peaks), Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, The Night Manager), Bill Paterson (The Rebel, Outlander), Hugh Dennis (Outnumbered), Hugh Skinner (Harlots, Poldark), Jamie Demetriou (Paddington 2, People Time), Jenny Rainsford(The Favourite, The Smoke), and Sian Clifford (Fry-Up, Paddy). A Two Brothers Pictures production in association with DryWrite, Fleabag was directed by Harry Bradbeer (Killing Eve, Dickensian), and executive produced by Harry Williams and Jack Williams (Rellik, The Missing) of Two Brothers Pictures, Lydia Hampson (The Art of Foley) and Waller-Bridge, and distributed by all3media International.

About Amazon Video

Amazon Video is a premium on-demand entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choice in what to watch, and how to watch it. Amazon Video is the only service that provides all of the following:

  • Prime Video: Thousands of movies and TV shows, including popular licensed and self-published content plus critically-acclaimed and award-winning Amazon Original Series and Movies from Amazon Studios like Transparent, The Man in the High Castle, Love & Friendship and kids series Tumble Leaf, available for unlimited streaming exclusively as part of an Amazon Prime membership. Prime Video is also now available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe at
  • Amazon Channels: Over 100 channel subscriptions that Prime members can add to their membership, including HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Cinemax, PBS KIDS, Acorn TV and more, plus Anime Strike – the first curated on-demand subscription by Amazon Channels. To view the full list of channels available, visit
  • Rent or Own: Hundreds of thousands of titles, including new-release movies and current TV shows available for on-demand rental or purchase for all Amazon customers
  • Instant Access: Instantly watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Video app on TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire tablets, or online. For a list of all compatible devices visit
  • Premium Features: Top features like 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR), X-Ray and mobile downloads for offline viewing of select content

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit and follow @AmazonNews.

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Amazon to create more than 2,000 full-time jobs for its new fulfillment center in North Randall, Ohio

New 855,000-square-foot facility will create more than 2,000 full-time jobs

SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Aug. 25, 2017) announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in North Randall, Ohio, which will create more than 2,000 full-time associate roles with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace.

“Our ability to expand in Ohio is the result of two things: incredible customers and an outstanding workforce in the state,” said Sanjay Shah, Amazon’s Vice President of North American Customer Fulfillment. “We very much appreciate the state and local elected leaders who have supported Amazon’s arrival in North Randall and look forward to bringing more jobs and investment in the coming months.”

Amazon currently employs more than 4,500 full-time hourly associates at its two existing Ohio fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz.

“Along with Team NEO and the Village of North Randall, the Cleveland Port Authority, and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, we are pleased to partner with Amazon to revitalize and bring jobs back to a property that has stood vacant for too long,” said Jobs Ohio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor. “Amazon’s investment at a site where the nation’s largest shopping mall once stood will now support digital retail jobs.”

Amazon employees at the more than 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items such as electronics, toys and books.

“Words cannot begin to express what Amazon’s commitment to the development of its fulfillment center means for the Village of North Randall,” said Mayor David Smith. “This is a generational project that not only redefines the future of our community but the future of more than 2,000 Cuyahoga County residents who will be employed at the facility.”

Full-time employees at Amazon receive highly-competitive pay, health insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings plans and company stock starting on day one. The company offers up to 20 weeks of paid leave and innovative benefits such as Leave Share and Ramp Back, which give new parents flexibility with their growing families. Amazon also offers hourly employees its Career Choice program which helps train employees for in-demand jobs at Amazon and other companies so they can prepare for the future and take full advantage of the nation’s innovation economy. The program pre-pays 95% of tuition for courses in in-demand, high-wage fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a future career at Amazon. Over 10,000 employees have participated in Career Choice and more are signing up every day.

The project is being developed in partnership with Seefried Industrial Properties.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit and follow @AmazonNews.

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Lowe’s announces $500,000 contribution to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Lowe’s announces $500,000 contribution to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey


MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Lowe’s announced today (Aug. 26, 2017) a $500,000 contribution to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help the Red Cross provide food, emergency shelter, relief supplies and comfort to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Harvey and countless other crises. Lowe’s is working with its national nonprofit partners to provide both immediate and long-term support to local communities.

Lowe’s has also activated its American Red Cross customer donation program at its Texas stores to provide a convenient place for customers to make a donation. People also can make a contribution online through the Lowe’s American Red Cross Online Donation Site.

Lowe’s Emergency Command Center continues to expedite truckloads of needed clean-up and recovery supplies including generators, bottled water, gas cans, chainsaws, water removal equipment, insect repellant, shovels, rakes and other tools to our Lowe’s stores impacted by the storm.

“Our thoughts and concerns are with those impacted by this storm, including our own Lowe’s employees,” said James Frison, Lowe’s community relations director. “As families begin the difficult recovery process, we want them to know Lowe’s will work closely with the Red Cross and our other partners to support their rebuilding efforts every step of the way.”

Lowe’s employs more than 23,000 people in Texas and in the coming weeks, Lowe’s Heroes volunteers will help with relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the storm.

“Hurricane Harvey has caused widespread destruction and has impacted thousands of people,” said Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. “We are so grateful for the generous support of Lowe’s to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, which enables us to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.”

Lowe’s is also supporting employees affected by the storm through its Employee Relief Fund which provides financial assistance in times of crisis. Since it was established in 1999, the fund has helped approximately 26,000 employees by providing more than $29 million in financial aid.

As a member of the Red Cross’ Annual Disaster Giving Program, Lowe’s pledges donations on an ongoing basis in advance of disasters to help ensure the Red Cross can take immediate action. Since partnering with the Red Cross in 1999, Lowe’s and its customers have contributed more than $28 million for disaster relief.

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.

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