Asda launches NEW duck range

Watch out! There’s a new meat in town and it’s set to reinvent family mealtime favourites! Asda’s NEW duck range is taking centre stage in Sunday roasts and succulent steak dinners – you’ll wonder why you’ve never had it before!

LEEDS, UK, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ —

Asda Extra Special Duck Breast Steaks
Sink your teeth into a lean juicy steak with a difference. Only at Asda, this low-fat steak alternative will sizzle in a pan and melt in your mouth paired with sour cherry or plum sauce. Rare or well-done, it’ll give your steak night an unexpected but impressive twist. RRP £6.00

Asda Extra Special Whole Duck 
Give tradition a shake-up with a roast dinner that makes duck the centrepiece. Add rosemary and garlic to Asda’s Extra Special Whole Duck to pack extra flavour into the natural sweetness of this tender bird. Serve as normal with the family’s favourite trimmings. RRP: £7.00

Asda Extra Special Duck Leg 
Take shredded duck beyond just Chinese pancakes and soy sauce at home. Shred warm onto salads, over noodles and drizzle with sticky hoisin sauce. Voila, crispy skin meets mouth-watering meat in sweet harmony. You’re more than tempted! RRP: £3.50

All products are available from selected Asda stores and

About Asda Stores Ltd.
Founded in the 1960s in Yorkshire, Asda is one of Britain’s leading retailers and helps customers save money and live better in stores, online and through their mobile devices.
Each week more than 18 million customers visit its 645 stores – including 30 Supercentres, 392 Superstores, 155 Supermarkets, 33 Asda Living stores, and 35 standalone petrol stations – and websites, and are served by 153,000 colleagues. and deliver to 99% of the UK’s homes and to its 538 click and collect sites across the UK.
Its main office is in Leeds, Yorkshire and its George clothing division is in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. Asda joined Walmart, the world’s number one retailer, in 1999.


Source: Asda


Federal Realty Investment Trust honored with the inaugural Best Sustainability Program award from NAIOP DC | MD Chapter

The Trust receives Award of Merit for Best Sustainable Program from NAIOP DC | MD Chapter

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT), a national leader in the retail real estate industry, received the inaugural Best Sustainability Program award from the NAIOP DC | MD Chapter.  The award is given to an organization that “demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainable business practices and solutions that contribute to environmental responsibility and economic success.”

“Combining environmental responsibility with economic success is a key principle that permeates the way we operate and develop real estate at Federal Realty,” said Chris Brown, Director of Sustainability of Federal Realty. “We’re humbled to be acknowledged by NAIOP for those efforts and look forward to identifying new opportunities for environmental leadership.”

Some of the components of Federal Realty’s sustainability program for which it was recognized include:

  • Investment of over $50 million in rooftop solar photovoltaic systems at almost one-third of Federal Realty’s properties with the capacity to generate more than 18 megawatts of energy.
  • 19 USGBC LEED New Construction projects, 1 LEED Neighborhood Development (under review) and 3 Cal Green certifications.
  • Implementation of technology and management best practices to reduce water and electricity consumption throughout our portfolio.
  • Introduction of the first rooftop farm in Maryland at Bethesda Row and a new 24,000 square foot farm underway at Pike & Rose.

About Federal Realty
Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Washington, D.C. to Boston as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 1962, our mission is to deliver long term, sustainable growth through investing in densely populated, affluent communities where retail demand exceeds supply. Our expertise includes creating urban, mixed-use neighborhoods like Santana Row in San Jose, California, Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland and Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts. These unique and vibrant environments that combine shopping, dining, living and working provide a destination experience valued by their respective communities. Federal Realty’s 104 properties include over 2,800 tenants, in over 24 million square feet, and over 1,800 residential units.

Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 50 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT. For additional information about Federal Realty and its properties, visit

Investor Inquires:
Leah Andress
Investor Relations Associate

Media Inquiries:
Andrea Simpson
Vice President, Marketing

SOURCE: Federal Realty Investment Trust

Matthieu Malige appointed Chief Financial Officer of Groupe Carrefour

Boulogne-Billancourt‎, France, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Matthieu Malige is appointed, effective today (10/16/2017), Chief Financial Officer of Groupe Carrefour. He succeeds Pierre Jean Sivignon, who, faced with personal difficulties, has asked Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alexandre Bompard to relieve him of his duties.

While regretting this decision, Alexandre Bompard understands it and commends Pierre Jean Sivignon’s sense of responsibilities. He has asked him to remain by his side as advisor to the CEO, which Pierre Jean Sivignon has accepted.

Matthieu Malige, who knows Carrefour very well after having worked there in the past, will be in charge of the Finance function at group level and will be closely associated with the strategic reflections on its development.

Matthieu Malige is appointed Chief Financial Officer of Carrefour Group. Previously, he served as CFO of Fnac Darty and was  CFO of Fnac prior to the 2016 acquisition of Darty. Matthieu Malige started his career at Lazard Frères. From 2003 to 2011, he held different positions within Carrefour Group:  Director of Strategy and Development, CFO of Carrefour Belgium and CFO of Carrefour France.  He is a graduate of HEC and the Ecole des Travaux Publics and holds a Master of Science Degree from UCLA.

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

RUSSIA: X5 opens newly refurbished Karusel hypermarket on Savushkin Street in St Petersburg

Moscow, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group (“X5” or “the Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE: FIVE), announces the opening of a refurbished Karusel hypermarket on Savushkin Street in St Petersburg. The redesigned store is the first to feature the updated Karusel logo and some other elements of the chain’s new concept.

The hypermarket’s interior design and indoor navigation are tailored to offer customers a premium shopping experience. Low shelves enable easier navigation, while tall merchandise showcases and clear signposting make it easy to find sections from almost anywhere in the shopping area. The hypermarket also uses innovative product storage systems in the shape of playhouses, split-level podiums, etc. The wooden interior and distinctive product layout make the liquor section look like a speciality boutique.

The new Karusel’s food court has four zones, including a pizza place, sushi bar, confectioner’s and a 250-seat restaurant. Customers can also buy ready-to-cook products to take home from the deli counter (though prices for some menu items in the restaurant are the same as at the deli counter). For the convenience of customers, trolley parks are located before the food court so customers can lock and leave their shopping trolleys before going in.

The selling space of the new hypermarket exceeds 5,700 sq m, with a product mix totalling more than 25,000 SKUs. 90% of the food offering comprises goods produced in Russia, with local suppliers from St Petersburg and the Leningrad region (over 100 companies in total) delivering fresh baked products, cakes, meat, cheese and dairy products, eggs and more. The product mix includes over 1,800 SKUs from local suppliers, accounting for more than 30% of the fresh and ultra-fresh categories.

The new Karusel created a total of 162 new jobs.​

For further details please contact:
Maxim Novikov
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +7 (495) 502-9783

Andrey Vasin
Investor Relations Officer
Tel.:+7 (495) 662-88-88 ext. 21-456

Source: X5 Retail Group

X5 to divest small-format convenience stores operating under the Perekrestok Express brand in Moscow

Moscow, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group (“X5” or “the Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE: FIVE), plans to concentrate on its three major formats: Pyaterochka proximity stores, Perekrestok supermarkets and Karusel hypermarkets. The Company’s small-format convenience stores operating under the Perekrestok Express brand in Moscow will be put on sale. X5 has selected Renaissance Capital to assist with preparation of the deal. Perekrestok Express accounts for less than 1% of X5’s revenue.

X5 Retail Group CEO Igor Shekhterman said: “Convenience stores like those that Perekrestok Express operates in Moscow, which have a selling space of up to 200 sq m, certainly have potential. However, they represent a fairly narrow segment of Russia’s modern food retail market, in which proximity stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets occupy more than a 90% share. With our market share in these formats steadily growing, we have decided to focus our full attention on continuing to develop the customer value propositions of Pyaterochka, Perekrestok and Karusel, including in Moscow.”

This year, X5 has successfully bolstered its major retail formats, while also improving the quality of its store portfolio in Moscow. To achieve this, the Company has, among other things, leased over 100 premises that previously hosted Monetka and Sedmoi Kontinent stores. By the end of this year, these locations will reopen as Pyaterochka stores and Perekrestok supermarkets.

For further details please contact:
Maxim Novikov
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +7 (495) 502-9783

Andrey Vasin
Investor Relations Officer
Tel.:+7 (495) 662-88-88 ext. 21-456

Source: X5 Retail Group

Ahold USA brands strengthen their digital capabilities and optimize their eCommerce offerings with new initiatives

Ahold USA brands strengthen their digital capabilities and optimize their eCommerce offerings with new initiatives

Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2017-Oct-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Are you looking for more savings, faster shopping and a more transparent connection with your local grocer? The Ahold USA brands are working hard to make it happen.

Stop & Shop, Giant Food Stores, Martin’s Food Markets and Peapod have launched a series of initiatives to strengthen their digital capabilities and optimize their eCommerce offerings. With investments in digital coupons, new websites, mobile app improvements and a new recipe center, the brands are further improving the customer experience in the digital age.

Here are some of the milestones:

  • One million new digital users (and counting) over the last year
  • More than 179 million digital coupon activations so far this year — a 179% increase compared to the previous year
  • New responsive brand websites, leading to 20% growth in web traffic over the last year
  • A 76% increase in monthly app users and tripling of mobile app downloads
  • Over one million social media followers across platforms

The brands have improved the digital circular experience, letting customers quickly clip relevant items, browse bonus buys, add items to their shopping lists, and even load coupons directly onto their loyalty cards.

To help customers with meal planning, more than 3,700 recipes featured in Ahold USA’s monthly Savory consumer magazine are available in an online shopping tool and customers can transfer ingredients directly into their Peapod shopping carts.

Knowing that connecting digitally can create a stronger relationship with customers, this year the Ahold USA brands launched a new YouTube video campaign, “Fresh Stories,” with engaging videos about their fresh product suppliers, and expanded their social media presence by launching on Instagram.

SOURCE: Ahold Delhaize


Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
+31 88 6595134

ShopRite donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross and 100,000 bottles of water to Puerto Rico

ShopRite donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross and 100,000 bottles of water to Puerto Rico

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Oct-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite this month donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross and 100,000 bottles of water to hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico, and last month a ShopRite tractor-trailer loaded with supplies was dispatched to the Houston Food Bank to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas.

In the wake of three devastating hurricanes affecting Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, ShopRite is supporting several relief efforts to help people rebuild their lives. Working with trusted partners like the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and the American Red Cross, ShopRite has donated $100,000 in supplies and funds while ShopRite associates volunteered their time, talent and resources to make a difference in communities that are hurting.

After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, ShopRite reached out to its network of charity partners who were consulting with disaster relief agencies on the ground to assess the situation and determine what goods were most needed on the battered island.

ShopRite worked with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to deliver 50 pallets of water to Newark Airport, where a United Airlines plane was ready to deliver the water to hard hit San Juan, Puerto Rico. ShopRite’s Transportation team also sent truck drivers to Puerto Rico to help with the difficult process of food and water delivery on the island.

“We have real experience in supporting communities in times of crisis. It’s part of a long tradition of community commitment at ShopRite and we are proud to be able to support the latest relief efforts in Puerto Rico and other areas hit hard by hurricanes this season,” said Christine Magyarits, ShopRite’s community relations manager.

The ability to tap a supply chain of warehouses and fleet of trucks enables ShopRite to respond to crises with targeted action.

On Sept. 10, ShopRite sent a tractor-trailer filled with food and supplies ­– everything from granola bars and protein packets to toothpaste, shampoo and diapers – to the Houston Food Bank to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Several associates, pictured right, volunteered to drive the truck to Houston. Many of the family-owned ShopRite stores across six states in the northeast are also supporting locally-organized hurricane relief efforts in the communities where those stores operate.

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. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Since the program began in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $43 million to food banks that support more than 2,200 worthy charities. As a title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, ShopRite has donated $30 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit

SOURCE: Wakefern Food Corp

Karen O’Shea
Maureen Gillespie

Phone: 732-906-5295

New World and PAK’nSAVE support the New Zealand Blood Service’s Missing Type campaign

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2017-Oct-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — New World and PAK’nSAVE are pleased to show their support for the New Zealand Blood Service’s Missing Type campaign.

Customers will notice the letters O and A disappear from the New World and PAK’nSAVE’s logos on the brands’ digital channels, between October 16 and 18.

This is NZBS’s second Missing Type campaign, which lets organisations and individuals show their support for blood donation by removing the letters A and O – the most common blood types – from their logos, branding, online content and social media accounts.

“New Zealand Blood Service wants New Zealanders who don’t know their blood type to find out this year, as it may be their first step towards becoming a lifesaving blood donor,” Foodstuffs NZ Managing Director Steve Anderson says.

“Our stores really got behind last year’s campaign, and New Zealand Blood Service tells us it resulted in 10,000 New Zealanders becoming new donors within five months, which is a fantastic result. We’re very pleased to support Missing Type again this year,” Anderson says.

“The campaign will be reflected through the PAK’nSAVE and New World website and Facebook pages. We’re also encouraging our store owners to support the campaign in their own way, by adjusting their promotional material and in-store posters, by organising a blood donation drive for staff.

“Donated blood and blood products save the lives of 27,000 New Zealanders every year, yet just under 4 percent of the eligible population is registered to donate. We know that New Zealanders are generous people, and so we think we can do better! I’d like to encourage all of our customers to consider becoming a blood donor. Look out for NZBS events around the country or go to for more information on how you can help,” Anderson says.



Foodstuffs Communications Team Phone: 0800 376 3342

The Co-op announces the appointment of Matt Atkinson as its new Chief Membership Officer

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Oct-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op has announced the appointment of Matt Atkinson as its new Chief Membership Officer responsible for Membership, Digital, Data, Brand Marketing, Communications and Community and Campaigning.

Matt joins the Co-op from SAGA where, as CMO he helped transform the brand into a digital organisation winning new customers and entering new markets. Before SAGA Matt held senior marketing and digital roles at Tesco, P&G and a variety of global media agencies. Matt brings with him a wealth of experience in using data to build relationships that are rewarding for customers and profitable for businesses.

Co-op’s CEO Steve Murrells said: “I’m delighted to welcome Matt to our Co-op to help us on our journey to become the most loved membership business in the U.K. Our new Membership is now a year old and in the first half of our financial year paid back £35 million to members and their local communities. Matt’s experience and expertise will build on this, making Membership even more compelling and returning our Co-op to a campaigning movement.”

Matt will start working with the Co-op in the next couple of weeks prior to joining full-time in January.

SOURCE: Co-operative Group Limited

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TechTrans Announces Partnership with Tidel

Tidel’s cash recycling solutions enable high-cash volume businesses to automate the recycling and dispensing of coins and notes​

Program will Manage Logistics for Cash Recycler Units

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Oct-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — TechTrans, a leading provider of nationwide transportation and logistics solutions, is proud to announce a new partnership with Tidel, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automated cash management systems for the retail industry. TechTrans will be responsible for coordinating the transportation, delivery, and installation of Tidel’s Cash Recycler Units at customer locations nationwide.

Tidel’s cash recycling solutions enable high-cash volume businesses to automate the recycling and dispensing of coins and notes, to help drive more efficiencies and accountability for their cash operations.  TechTrans will offer a single-source solution for all logistics and installation activities required for Tidel’s recycler customer sites across the country.

“We have a strategy in place that will allow Tidel’s products to move more efficiently and effectively through the supply chain, and improve downstream fulfillment of their products post-sale,” said Len Batcha, President of TechTrans. “Our team of specialists — from our warehouse managers to our shippers to our technicians in the field – are uniquely positioned to offer the full scope of services required to operationalize Tidel’s recycling solutions.”

With TechTrans’ extensive background not only in retail, but also the medical, residential, and technology industries, Troy Richard, Executive Vice President of Operations for Tidel, says the logistics partner is well positioned to take on his company’s complex needs.

“The partnership between Tidel and TechTrans combines industry leading cash management solutions with best-in-class logistics execution of delivery and installation services,” said Richard. “We are excited to bring a seamless experience with minimal disruption to our customers and their business operations.”


About TechTrans
Founded in 1990, Technical Transportation Inc. provides transportation, logistics and tracking for manufacturers of specialized high-value equipment. Based in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area, TechTrans has a nationwide network of agents and carriers who are experts at transporting and deploying high-value, heavy-weight shipments for large enterprises.

About Tidel
Headquartered outside of Dallas, TX, Tidel is a leading provider of cash management solutions that empower retail institutions across the globe to better manage their daily cash operations, reduce risk, and increase profits. Since 1978, customers have relied on Tidel to provide the most innovative and reliable solutions that help secure, optimize, and streamline their cash environment. Information about Tidel and its products may be found on the company’s website at

Media Contact:

Jennifer Green


The R50 by Tidel is a full note and coin recycler unit, available at retail locations nationwide