Paradies Lagardère to bring Brothers BBQ, Snarf’s Sandwiches and Breckenridge Brewery to Denver International Airport

Local sandwich and barbecue restaurants, popular brewery, coming to the airport

ATLANTA, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, was awarded a food and beverage package at Denver International Airport (DEN). Brothers BBQ, Snarf’s Sandwiches and Breckenridge Brewery will open in A Concourse. As part of the upcoming expansion of the A Concourse, DEN is currently constructing six new temporary gates on the east end of the concourse, expected to open by the end of this year, to accommodate airline growth. These restaurants will primarily serve the area.

After careful consideration of the needs of DEN and its travelers, Paradies Lagardère created a winning bid that not only addresses the airport’s specific objectives and goals for this concourse expansion, but also creates a high-quality dining experience for travelers, while offering a “taste” of the city.


“Snarf’s Sandwiches and Brothers BBQ have long been staples in Colorado, while Breckenridge Brewery is a pioneer in the Colorado craft beer industry. We’re excited to bring these local favorites into the airport,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “Paradies Lagardère partners with popular brands to entice travelers and bring the familiar quality, taste and atmosphere of a favorite local restaurant into an airport.”

“As Denver locals, having the venue to share our passion with people around the world is a tremendous honor. Understanding the export power of DEN, we thought of no better location to introduce our BBQ. It’s Denver’s. And what a great way to welcome, or send off, visitors to Denver. We love this city and couldn’t be happier or more excited to serve our fans – local and global,” said Chris and Nick O’Sullivan, Brother’s BBQ founders.

“On behalf of Snarf’s Sandwiches and our 300+ employees in Colorado, we’re honored and thrilled to bring Snarf’s to DEN,” said Jimmy Seidel, Snarf’s Founder & CEO. “It’s been a dream of mine to have an airport location ever since I opened the first Snarf’s in Boulder more than 20 years ago. Through our partnership with Paradies Lagardère that dream is now a reality, and we couldn’t be more excited to serve our oven-toasted sandwiches to DEN travelers in the near future.”

“Many travelers have become acquainted with our brewery through our pubs in Breckenridge and Littleton,” said Todd Usry, President of Breckenridge Brewery. “Through our partnership with Paradies Lagardère, we are excited to extend the same comfortable, welcoming experience to travelers at DEN.”

Additional details:

Snarf’s Sandwiches, founded by Jimmy “Snarf” Seidel, has been serving Colorado their delicious, award-winning sandwiches since 1996.

DEN travelers will find “snarfalicious” meal options made with the finest ingredients including Jimmy’s signature, oven-toasted bread, premium meats and cheeses, and fresh chopped veggies. Snarf’s also will offer a selection of salads and soups, along with gluten-free and vegetarian options. Those catching early morning flights will also be able to enjoy a variety of oven-toasted breakfast sandwiches, along with oatmeal and fruit bowls.

Brother’s BBQ IS Denver’s BBQ. With more than 20 years in the Denver market, Brother’s is considered a local legend to barbecue. Serving several local markets across the Denver Metro area, Brother’s has been affectionately adopted by their fans as “Denver’s BBQ.” Chris and Nick O’Sullivan – two local brothers who changed the face of barbecue in Denver – will now introduce their special brand to travelers around the globe at DEN. With a menu designed to appeal to barbecue lovers with a variety of tastes and appetites, DEN travelers will be able to select slow-smoked meats such as the Chopped Beef Brisket and the Pork Ribs, and round out their meal with a variety of sides such as the Brothers BBQ Beans and potato salad. Breakfast will be available, offering delicious Pulled Pork Breakfast Tacos with scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese, and steel cut oatmeal.

The food, beer, and craft cocktails at Breckenridge Brewery offer travelers a true taste of the state. Its Colorado-made beers, such as Vanilla Porter and Avalanche Amber Ale, will be available. A selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options include favorites from the Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery in Littleton where the focus is on fresh, locally inspired dishes. Through the menu and ambiance planned for the space on A Concourse, the brewery is exporting the hospitality and comfort of its Farm House to DEN.

High-end restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a part of Paradies Lagardère’s Food and Beverage concepts. Brands have been tailored to entice travelers with the same familiar quality, variety, taste, and atmosphere as their favorite “at home” dining spots, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.

Paradies Lagardère was recently recognized for excellence in Food and Beverage. The USA Today 10 Best Awards recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining two years in a row. Bar Symon, at Pittsburgh International Airport, also earned a spot in the top five for the USA Today 10 Best awards for Best Airport Bar and Best Airport Bar Waitstaff.


Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Meijer features huge variety of the newest Star Wars themed products

Meijer features huge variety of the newest Star Wars themed products


Retailer featuring variety of items and participating in Star Wars “Find the Force” augmented reality experience for Force Friday II at 235 stores across Midwest

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer stores throughout the Midwest are preparing to bring customers closer to a galaxy far, far away by offering a variety of grocery and merchandise items in honor of the epic Star Wars saga and December’s theatrical release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Starting on Force Friday at 12:01 a.m., Sept. 1, fans and families will find a huge variety of the newest Star Wars themed products at Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the new Find the Force experience where customers can download the Star Wars App and scan graphics bearing the “Find the Force” logo to unlock new and favorite AR Star Wars characters.

“We’re thrilled to be carrying a wide assortment of merchandise throughout our stores as Star Wars enthusiasts count down to the newest episode in this epic saga,” said Dan Myers, Divisional Merchandise Manager of Toys and Sporting Goods for Meijer.

Myers said Meijer stores across the Midwest will feature everything from toys and collectibles, to apparel and houseware items.

“Once customers see our selection for Force Friday II, they’ll see we’re the perfect one-stop shop for all things related to Star Wars,” he said.

For more information, visit or

About Meijer:

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 235 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit Meijer on Twitter and or become a fan at

STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

Joe Hirschmugl

Source: Meijer


Harris Teeter launches Emergency Support campaign for individuals and families affected by Hurricane Harvey

Company to Donate 100% of Proceeds to American Red Cross

Matthews, NC, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter announced today (Aug. 31, 2017) it will launch an Emergency Support campaign to benefit individuals and families affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Throughout the month of September, the company invites their generous shoppers and valued associates to place a monetary donation in the donation boxes at its in-store Starbucks locations.

One-hundred percent of proceeds from the in-store campaign will be donated to American Red Cross which supports the affected communities by providing relief supplies, emergency response units, personnel and support for long-term reconstruction.

“When disaster strikes, our valued associates and shoppers want to lend their support and make a difference,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “The Emergency Support campaign will be an easy way for customers to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.”

“The Red Cross is grateful for Harris Teeter’s contribution, which allows our organization to provide much-needed help to communities impacted by disasters like Hurricane Harvey to support people as they deal with the impact of a disaster and in the weeks following as they work to rebuild their lives,” said Elizabeth Penniman, vice president, Communications at the American Red Cross.

Harris Teeter is committed to the communities where its customers and associates live and work.  The company will continue to provide shoppers the opportunity to donate to organizations that make a difference in the lives of their friends, colleagues and communities around the world.

To find a Harris Teeter Starbucks location near you, please click here.

For questions about Harris Teeter’s giving programs, please visit

Source: Harris Teeter

7‑Eleven launches test program called RENEW at 95 stores in Portland, Seattle and Madison, Wisconsin

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. is furthering its commitment to reduce its energy footprint by launching a test program called RENEWTM this month at 95 stores in Portland, Seattle and Madison, Wisconsin.

RENEW is a reduced emissions program 7‑Eleven®is launching in collaboration with GreenPrint, a company promoting sustainability through the retail gasoline, fleet and consumer product industries.

Customers will be able to reduce emissions by simply purchasing the same high-quality fuel they have always pumped at 7‑Eleven stores. GreenPrint will calculate tailpipe emissions from gasoline sales to determine the amount to invest in certified carbon reduction projects to help neutralize those emissions in the atmosphere. Depending on the type of fuel purchased, emissions can be offset by up to 30 percent.

“As the convenience retail leader, we’re uniquely positioned to promote sustainability by bringing innovative programs like RENEW to market,” said Joe DePinto, 7‑Eleven President and Chief Executive Officer. “This program, coupled with our 2025 corporate social responsibility targets, furthers our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint, and offers customers a way to make a positive impact on the environment and their local communities.”

For every gallon of gas purchased in the 7‑Eleven RENEW program, an investment will be made in reforestation, green-scape projects, wildlife protection and renewable energy projects designed to help reduce car emissions. The local, regional and global certified carbon reduction projects are designed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. As part of the one-year test, 100,000 trees will be planted across the United States in cooperation with the Arbor Day Foundation.

“We are honored to run this test program with a brand like 7‑Eleven that has consistently demonstrated a willingness to be innovative,” said Pete Davis, founder and CEO of GreenPrint. “Their commitment to aggressively pursue sustainability initiatives to benefit the environment sets them apart from competitors. The RENEW program will continue that commitment while creating a unique connection with their customers.”

7‑Eleven announced in 2016 that it was working with Conservation International (CI) to set measurable corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals to reduce its environmental footprint. 7‑Eleven’s CSR mission has three focus areas – planet, products and people. The retailer also joined CI’s Business and Sustainability Council, a forum for corporate leaders taking positive environmental actions in their businesses, to explore mutually beneficial ways to further reduce its environmental impact. Learn more about RENEW at www.7‑

About 7‑Eleven, Inc.

7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises or licenses more than 63,000 stores in 18 countries, including 10,900 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7‑Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7‑Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7‑Eleven for payment services, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7‑, via the 7Rewards® customer loyalty platform on the 7‑Eleven mobile app, or on social media at FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About GreenPrint

Founded by a team of loyalty and rewards experts, GreenPrint created the first reduced emissions programs for fuel which is licensed to convenience store chains, energy companies, and corporate fleets – enabling them to sell, or fill up with, more environmentally friendly fuel. Today the company reduces emissions on almost 500 million gallons annually across hundreds of retail locations and 40,000 corporate and municipal fleets in 8 countries.

Corporate Communications

Source: 7‑Eleven, Inc.

PetSmart Charities to help pets and pet parents impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Phoenix, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to Hurricane Harvey, PetSmart Charities is reaching out to help pets and pet parents in need. The organization has earmarked at least $1 million in emergency relief funding to help animal welfare agencies who are working on the front lines to rescue, relocate, feed and care for pets that have been left homeless due to the floods. Animal welfare organizations working to save the lives of pets in these areas are can visit to apply for an emergency relief grant.

“Our thoughts are with all of the people and pets who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Dr. David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., President of PetSmart Charities. “We’re committed to supporting everyone we can who has been impacted by this disaster, including pets and pet parents staying in evacuation centers and shelters in Houston and Dallas who may not have access to the pet food and essentials they need.”

By making grants to animal welfare and social services agencies on the ground in Texas, PetSmart Charities is supporting their united efforts to save the lives of pets and provide much needed pet food, veterinary care and supplies. Early grants and in-kind donations PetSmart Charities has made to date include:

$150,000 grant to Houston SPCA: Funds will be used to help care for pets in the Houston SPCA’s shelter while also supporting the recruitment and deployment of 13 animal welfare teams from across the country to enhance search and rescue efforts already underway by Houston SPCA.

$100,000 grant to SPCA of Texas: PetSmart Charities’ donation will support this animal welfare agency’s ongoing efforts to help pets in need at the Mega Shelter recently opened in Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.  Funds will also support the SPCA of Texas as it cares for more than 300 pets who have been surrendered or evacuated.

$75,000 grant to Rescue Bank: Last week Rescue Bank in Houston, Texas received nearly 80,000 pounds of donated pet food generated by PetSmart’s Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program. One pallet of food has been delivered to the Houston Convention Center to help feed the pets of people who have arrived in this temporary hurricane shelter. PetSmart Charities’ financial grant will help Rescue Bank to continue to distribute the donated pet food to animal welfare agencies and hurricane shelters in the Houston area.

$50,000 grant to Houston PetSet: As a locally-based nonprofit dedicated to working with animal welfare agencies and rescues, Houston PetSet will use its emergency relief grant from PetSmart Charities to help smaller nonprofits who are assisting with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and require grants of $5,000 or less.

Providing In-Kind Donations of Pet Food and Supplies:
In addition to providing financial support for animal welfare agencies, PetSmart Charities has allocated two truckloads of donated pet care supplies like collars, leashes, food and water bowls, pet beds, kitty litter and more to help with emergency relief efforts in Texas. Fellow animal welfare agency, Rescue Bank, will deliver these supplies leveraging its fleet of trucks. One truckload is on its way to the SPCA of Texas in Dallas, while the other will soon be arriving in the Houston area. A third truck filled with 50 pallets of donated pet food from PetSmart’s Buy a Bag, Give a Meal program has been rerouted to help feed pets in need in Texas.

Offering Support to Animal Welfare Agencies Saving Pets Impacted by Hurricane Harvey: PetSmart Charities has allocated at least $1 million to support emergency relief efforts in Texas.  If you are an animal welfare organization working to save the lives of pets in these areas, visit to apply for an emergency relief grant.  Due to the volume of requests PetSmart Charities is receiving, all grant requests will be triaged by the grant administration team and responded to in a timely manner.

How You Can Support PetSmart Charities’ Emergency Relief Efforts: If you would like to support PetSmart Charities’ emergency relief efforts, like those underway in Texas, please consider making a donation at the PIN pads located at the cash registers of every PetSmart store or online at

About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization with a mission to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together.In addition to finding homes for almost 500,000 shelter pets each year through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities provides funding to non-profits aligned with its mission through four key areas of grant support: Preventing Pet Homelessness; Helping Shelter Pets Thrive; Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets; and Emergency Relief and Disaster Support. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the pin pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar donated and has become the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, donating about $300 million to date. PetSmart Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization, has received the Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 14 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit

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Source: PetSmart Inc.

#PoundlandDumpsTrump: Limited-Edition Donald Trump £1 merchandise at Poundland

#PoundlandDumpsTrump: Limited-Edition Donald Trump £1 merchandise at Poundland


  • Poundland can’t dump Trump
  • Thousands of Presidential products purchased for POTUS visit.
  • Stores are asking for shoppers to ‘dump Trump’ in style.

Willenhall, United Kingdom, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — With Donald Trump’s re-scheduled UK Tour not happening any time soon, Poundland are calling bargain hunters to help shift their new limited edition American range, which was purchased ahead of his forthcoming state visit.

Thousands of Donald Trump masks, American flags and a whole range of presidential themed items have been stocked in Poundland stores nationwide, in time for the now-cancelled October trip.

Poundland are calling for shoppers to help them shift the stock and get creative with the range using the dedicated hashtag #PoundlandDumpsTrump – to collectively, as a nation, dump the Trump merchandise.

The Poundland Limited-Edition Donald Trump £1 merchandise includes:

  • Donald Trump cut-out mask
  • The Presidents infamous red ‘Make America Great Again’ cap
  • Red Donald Trump ties
  • Make American Great Again? pencil rubbers
  • Trump golf balls
  • Mini American flags
  • America flag headbands
  • Mini Donald Trump bobbing head figure
  • #Trump rosette
  • Trump themed photo props

Poundland Trading Director, Barry Williams said: “We are asking for our customers help. The range was created ahead of his UK visit, but given this is not happening now, we reckon the only way to sell the products is to encourage shoppers to come up with unusual ways to use it. The range is also perfect for Halloween. Just wait until you see the Donald Trump masks, they’re probably the scariest things we’ve ever sold.”

The full range is available nationwide from today until stocks last

About Poundland

From opening its first store in Burton-upon-Trent in 1990, Poundland, has built a network of almost 900 stores in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, offering top brands and great quality own brand products, that provide customers with amazing value every day.

Named Discount Retailer of the Year in 2015, it now has over 18,000 colleagues who serve over seven million customers every week from Wick to Weymouth, Londonderry to Lowestoft and Holyhead to Hastings.

At the 2015 Grocer Gold Awards, Poundland was singled out for Own Label Range of the Year for its Make Up Gallery cosmetics line, symbolic of its promise to customers – thousands of quality products in store with over 1,000 well-known brands in 17 shopping categories including food and drink, health and beauty, household, gardening, DIY, Pet, Stationery, Books, DVDs and Toys.

In September 2016, Poundland became part of the Steinhoff International family an integrated manufacturer and retailer with operations in Europe, Australasia, Africa and the United States.

For further information, please contact the Poundland PR team on 020 3793 3842 or email

Source: Poundland


Delaware North Sportservice opens two year-round dining destinations at the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit

Delaware North Sportservice opens two year-round dining destinations at the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit


  • Kid Rock brings his first restaurant concept to Detroit, Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit, featuring local beer and craft cocktails, artist memorabilia and live music with a specific focus on local talent
  • Detroit-focused food market, The District Market, to offer variety of distinctive food stations, cocktails and coffee from Zingerman’s

BUFFALO, N.Y. and DETROIT, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delaware North Sportservice – a division of global hospitality and foodservice provider Delaware North – today (08.30.2017) announced it will open two year-round dining destinations as part of its operations at the innovative, new Little Caesars Arena: District Market, a 7,600-square-foot modern-day food hall and Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit, a contemporary food and music restaurant inspired by rock singer and Detroit native Kid Rock.

“Our goal was to create one-of-a-kind food destinations that extended beyond the walls of the arena,” said Carlos Bernal, president of Delaware North Sportservice. “District Market and Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit were designed around the city’s identity and will showcase its best culinary creations in this eagerly anticipated entertainment district. We look forward to providing an authentic and memorable experience for Detroit sports fans, concertgoers, and everyone who visits The District Detroit and Little Caesars Arena.”

Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit
Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit restaurant is a reflection of one of metro Detroit’s most loyal and successful native sons. Created in collaboration with Kid Rock, the 5,800-square-foot, 230-seat restaurant will offer a menu with a mix of classic Detroit and Southern-influenced dishes, along with traditional comfort foods and bar fare. The bar will feature local beers and craft cocktails that guests can enjoy before, during and after watching events at the arena. The restaurant is also designed to serve as an incubator of music talent, with a specific focus on local artists. Kid Rock memorabilia is part of the restaurant’s décor, as is a live-music stage that will showcase up-and-coming musicians.

The District Market
The District Market will house an array of distinctive food stations, offering everything from a light lunch, a hearty meal or an after-work cocktail. Guests can create their own salads or choose from handmade sandwiches, burgers, burritos, nachos, pastries and coffee from Zingerman’s of Ann Arbor. In addition to being a marketplace, The District Market will also be a community gathering place for residents, students and visitors of Detroit as well as sports and music fans attending events at the arena.

Guests do not need to have an event ticket to enjoy these new dining experiences which will serve patrons on both event and non-event days and nights.

Little Caesars Arena will be a focal point of The District Detroit, which is one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country, and will play host to a variety of concerts and special events, including serving as the home of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings and NBA’s Detroit Pistons. Located in the heart of Detroit, this 50-block, mixed-use development unites eight world-class theaters, five neighborhoods and three professional sports venues in one vibrant, walkable destination for people who want to live, work and play in an exciting urban environment.

As the exclusive food, beverage and retail partner for Little Caesars Arena, Delaware North Sportservice will also be providing a full accompaniment of services inside of the 20,000-seat venue, including concessions, premium dining and a 9,500-square-foot retail store.

Source: Delaware North

eBay shoppers get access to Online Repair Manuals for over 80 percent of vehicles on the road

eBay shoppers get access to Online Repair Manuals for over 80 percent of vehicles on the road


This new offering provides a one-stop-shop for buyers, who shop eBay first, whether they’re looking for the right part, right price, or expert guidance.

San Jose, CA, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — At eBay, we’re continually focused on building out unique experiences that enable our shoppers to find their version of perfect through simple, personalized, shopping experiences. This week, eBay Motors announced the availability of Online Repair Manuals, as an add-on purchase whenever a shopper buys a part or accessory on

Vehicle maintenance remains top-of-mind to drivers, as consumers continue to keep their cars for an average of 12 years. eBay shoppers will get access to Online Repair Manuals for over 80 percent of vehicles on the road. As one of the largest automotive marketplaces with some of the widest selection of new and used vehicles, parts and accessories, eBay Motors continues to expand its platform to develop end-to-end solutions. Coupled with the marketplace’s robust inventory and tailored experiences, eBay offers the best choice for buyers through a streamlined automotive shopping journey, all in one convenient destination.

“With Online Repair Manuals, we are taking the shopping experience one step further for our buyers by providing them with the parts and resources – including expert instructions – that can help shoppers make their rides an extension of their unique individuality and meet their needs,” said Todd Madeiros, Vice President of Parts & Accessories, eBay Motors. “With three parts or accessories sold on eBay every second, our end-to-end services offer huge value to our shoppers.”

Once purchased, Online Repair Manuals can be accessed easily via an access code delivered by email. And, because eBay Motors knows that each shopper’s personal journey is different, manuals can be owned for 14 days, 90 days or a full year. Combined with eBay’s Fitment technology, shoppers seamlessly browse compatible auto parts for their vehicle’s make and model. To shop eBay’s wide selection of Online Repair Manuals, visit

The addition of Online Repair Manuals reflects how eBay continues to sharpen and innovate the automotive shopping experience. This new option follows a series of recent enhancements to the Motors platform, including an improved eBay Motors homepage and a partnership with TrueCar and the announcement of eBay’s tire installation services.

(408) 376-7400

Source: eBay


Co-op: overall sales of Scottish products across our stores up by 33% YoY

  • Sales of Scottish produce are up by a third in Co-op stores
  • Bakery favourites leading the sales surge

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Scotland’s love affair with home-grown fare is flourishing, as figures released by the Co-op today (30 August 2017) show that overall sales of Scottish products across its 350 stores are up an impressive 33% year-on-year.

The biggest increase has been seen across the bakery aisle – sweet and savoury favourites from the likes of Glasgow-based McGhee’s, Aberdeenshire’s Murdoch Allan and Stornoway’s Stag Bakery have prompted an impressive 45% rise.

Prepared meals, including Bells Pies and McIntosh of Strathmore’s ready meals, are also up a mouth-watering 45%, whilst locally brewed ales and spirits from brands including Aberdeen’s Fierce Beer and Edinburgh’s Pickering’s Gin have seen an increase of almost 40%.

Dairy items have also experienced an increase in sales of 28% on last year.

The Co-op, which works with over 900 Scottish farmers, carries almost 2,000 Scottish lines and over 120 Scottish brands in its stores. Its latest figures come in the run up to Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight which launches on Sunday 2 September in which Scots prepare to indulge in a two-week celebration of Scotland’s produce, and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it.

John McNeill, Co-op’s managing director in Scotland, said:
“It’s great to see that we Scots are so patriotic when it comes to what we eat and drink. We have a proud heritage in producing some of the most delicious delicacies in the world and we know that our customers and members are passionate about buying food that has been produced on home soil.”

Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing, commented:
“I welcome the Co-op’s continued commitment to supporting Scottish suppliers. As we get ready to celebrate Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight, these fantastic figures provide yet more evidence that people are increasingly looking to buy quality Scottish produce.

“Scotland’s food and drink industry is a cornerstone of our economy, with exports worth a record £5.5 billion in 2016. We are working hard to support our producers to generate sustainable growth and further boost demand for Scottish produce both at home and abroad. Our supermarkets have a key role to play in helping us achieve our ambitions.”

Charlotte Bleasdale, Co-op’s ranging manager, added:
At the Co-op we’re committed to promoting these prized locally-sourced products that are made right here in Scotland. With sales figures rising so sharply over the past 12 months, we know our customers are enjoying the ranges we’ve got on offer. We hope they’ll use Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight as a great excuse to pop into their local store and discover our ever-growing range of Scottish-sourced products.”

Stuart McGhee of McGhee’s Bakery, said:
“Over the last twelve years we’ve supplied Co-op stores with the very highest quality produce, seven days a week, ensuring customers can enjoy freshly baked rolls all year round. Thanks to our presence in Co-op stores our crispy and soft rolls are now best sellers across the country and we’re delighted to help support Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight, which is a great celebration of our booming food industry.”

Media Contact:
Aimi McNeill
Press and Media Manager
T: 0161 6924286 M: 07739 657585

Source: coop. uk

SpartanNash declares quarterly cash dividend of $0.165 per common share

Byron Center, MI, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — SpartanNash Company (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPTN) today (Aug 30th, 2017) announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.165 per common share. The dividend will be paid on September 29, 2017 to shareholders of record as of September 15, 2017. As of August 29, 2017 there were 37,274,698 common shares outstanding.

About SpartanNash

SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company whose core businesses include distributing grocery products to independent grocery retailers, national accounts, its corporate owned retail stores and U.S. military commissaries. SpartanNash serves customer locations in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. As of today, SpartanNash currently operates 150 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, VG’s Food and Pharmacy, D&W Fresh Market, Sun Mart, and Family Fresh Market. Through its MDV military division, SpartanNash is the leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although SpartanNash expects to continue to pay a quarterly cash dividend, adoption of a dividend policy does not commit the Board of Directors to declare future dividends. Each future dividend will be considered and declared by the Board of Directors at its discretion. The ability of the Board of Directors to continue to declare dividends will depend on a number of factors, including SpartanNash’s future financial condition and profitability and compliance with the terms of its credit facilities.

Investor Contact:
Tom Van Hall
(616) 878-8023
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Media Contact:
Meredith Gremel
(616) 878-2830
Vice President Corporate Affairs and Communications

Source: SpartanNash

Lowe’s Canada announces hiring plans for its Gloucester RONA big box location

Gloucester, ON, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its ongoing growth in Canada, Lowe’s Canada has announced hiring plans for its Gloucester RONA big box location set to convert to the Lowe’s banner. Located at 1880 Innes Road, the Gloucester RONA Home and Garden store will convert to the Lowe’s banner this fall, creating 35 additional permanent positions including full time, part time and seasonal roles.

Lowe’s will be holding a Job Fair on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the RONA Home & Garden store in Gloucester. The store will employ a total of 150 permanent roles, with about 115 of those roles being filled by the existing RONA employees, and another 35 new positions that will need to be hired. Available positions include Sales Specialists, Department Managers, Customer Service Associates, Lawn and Landscape Pro, Cashier/Returns Associates, Night Crew, and Store Merchandising Associates.

Interested candidates are invited to bring their resume and attend the Lowe’s Job Fair to learn more about available employment opportunities and apply in person. The store’s management team will be onsite ready to accept applications and conduct on-the-spot interviews. In some instances (when possible), offers of employment will be made onsite to successful applicants. Those unable to apply in person can go to at any time to submit their application.

“We are excited to be growing in Gloucester and have a lot of great employment opportunities available,” said Bill Goguen, Market Director in Ontario for Lowe’s Canada Big Box Retail. “The new Lowe’s will create many new jobs in Gloucester and we are committed to filling as many positions as possible locally. We are looking for passionate people who are ready to help our customers love where they live, and achieve their project goals and dreams.”

What: Lowe’s Job Fair to support hiring in anticipation of the Gloucester RONA Home and Garden store set to convert to the Lowe’s banner, creating 35 additional permanent positions. Interested candidates can apply in person and Lowe’s management team will be onsite to conduct on-the-spot interviews.

When: September 9, 2017 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: RONA Home & Garden
1880 Innes Road
Gloucester, ON

Interested candidates can visit for more information and are encouraged to visit the site often for details on employment opportunities.

About Lowe’s Canada

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,370 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Lowe’s Canadian business, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, RONA inc., operates or services more than 600 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners. These include Lowe’s, RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Marcil, Dick’s Lumber and Ace. In Canada, the companies have more than 25,000 employees, in addition to nearly 5,000 employees in the stores of RONA’s independent affiliate dealers. For more information, visit

For more information, please contact:

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
Tel 514.626.6976

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Smart & Final launches delivery platform at as part of expanded partnership with Instacart

Smart & Final launches delivery platform at as part of expanded partnership with Instacart


COMMERCE, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SFS), the neighborhood warehouse grocery store, has launched its own delivery platform at Powered by Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service. The e-commerce website is part of a renewed collaboration between Smart & Final and Instacart, who announced today they have signed an expanded partnership contract.

Smart & Final and Instacart first joined forces to bring same-day grocery delivery to customers in March 2015. Based on the strong, consistent results – including 15 times sales growth since that initial collaboration – Smart & Final is doubling down on the partnership, giving customers the option to pair the club store’s everyday low prices and farmer’s market freshness as experienced in-store with the added convenience of delivery straight to customers’ doorsteps.

“There’s no question that there is an increasing emphasis on online ordering and delivery in the grocery space, as today’s customer wants and deserves convenience,” said Eleanor Hong, Smart & Final’s Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer. “Today, over half of our 253 Smart & Final stores offer delivery, both for household and business customers, and we continue to expand that reach as far as our partners at Instacart can offer it. We’re enthusiastic about delivery, and through our new e-commerce site Powered by Instacart, we can give our online customers a platform to search, explore and order delivery directly from Smart & Final.”

Smart & Final customers across Arizona, California and Nevada can now visit to fill their virtual carts with all their favorite items, from farmer’s market fresh produce and quality meats to club-size essentials, and have them delivered same-day, often in as little as an hour. Customers who place orders on the Smart & Final Powered by Instacart site will enjoy the same great everyday low prices that they enjoy when shopping in person, while getting back something truly valuable: time.

“Part of Instacart’s mission to partner with the best retailers across the nation is the commitment to provide them with the best e-commerce experience,” said Nilam Ganenthiran, Instacart’s Chief Business Officer. “We are thrilled to extend our partnership with a premier quality brand like Smart & Final and continue the success we are seeing with value grocers on the Instacart platform.”

About Smart & Final
Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SFS), is a value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, headquartered in Commerce (near Los Angeles), California. The Company offers quality products in a variety of sizes, saving household, nonprofit and business customers time and money. As of June 18, 2017, the Company operated 314 grocery and foodservice stores under the “Smart & Final,” “Smart & Final Extra!” and “Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice” banners in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Montana and Utah, with an additional 15 stores in Northwestern Mexico operated through a joint venture. In business for over 145 years, the Company remains committed to giving back to local communities through employee volunteer opportunities and Company donations to local nonprofits.

About Instacart
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 110 markets nationwide and partnered with retailers across the United States, including popular national chains as well as local, regional grocers. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at

SOURCE: Smart & Final Stores, Inc.