British Land welcomes Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Let’s Sushi at Meadowhall

LONDON, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — British Land, joint owner of Meadowhall, one of the UK’s premier shopping destinations, has announced that Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Let’s Sushi will join the line-up at the Oasis Dining Quarter to provide an even broader choice of food at the centre.

Opening in November, Gourmet Burger Kitchen’s new 2,500 sq ft restaurant, located on the upper level alongside leading brands like Giraffe, TGI Fridays and Carluccio’s, will cater for 100 covers.

Local operator, Let’s Sushi, will take a 500 sq ft unit on the lower level opposite Barburrito and in the heart of the family food hall, which includes 1,200 communal seats. The restaurant will be the brand’s second site in the city and is set to open before Christmas offering fresh sushi and bento boxes alongside soups and other hot dishes.

Alice Keown, F&B Asset Manager for British Land, said: “Meadowhall’s £60 million refurbishment has been a key factor in securing new brands. Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Let’s Sushi signing is particularly exciting as it will add even more variety and choice to the Oasis Dining Quarter from the food hall on the lower level, to the 16 family focussed restaurants on the upper level.

“Around 64% of our shoppers choose to have something to eat or drink when they visit, so we are constantly looking for new brands to refresh our offer and create an even more modern and vibrant dining experience.”

Keith Bird, Chief Operating Officer for GBK, said: “We have been looking to secure a site in Meadowhall for some time and with so much momentum behind the refurbishment project, now seemed like the perfect moment to take space there. Located in a prime unit at the biggest retail destination in Yorkshire, the new restaurant will help to bring Gourmet Burger Kitchen to a much bigger local audience and is a very exciting next step for us.”

The centre’s £60m refurbishment will complete before Christmas. 40 brands including All Saints, Hollister, House of Fraser and Hugo Boss have invested £34 million in redesigning and refitting their stores to reflect the centre’s new contemporary feel. A further 30 store upgrades are currently underway. Last month, Meadowhall also secured a resolution to grant planning consent for a £300 million Leisure Hall extension.

30 new brands have signed at Meadowhall over the last 18 months, with Flannels, Tag Heuer, Nespresso, Neal’s Yard and Godiva all adding to the centre’s premium offer. Mail order and e-commerce retailer Joe Browns is set to launch its first ever physical store in early November.

Smith Young and Davis Coffer Lyons represented British Land. John Brady represented GBK and Let’s Sushi represented themselves.

Enquiries:
Jackie Janssen, British Land 020 7467 3449
Pip Wood, British Land 020 7467 2838
Amanda McNally, Aver 020 3514 2137
Nick Thornton, Aver 020 3514 2148

About British Land
Our portfolio of high quality UK commercial property is focused on Retail around the UK and London Offices. We own or manage a portfolio valued at £19.1 billion (British Land share: £13.9 billion) as at 31 March 2017 making us one of Europe’s largest listed real estate investment companies.

Our strategy is to provide places which meet the needs of our customers and respond to changing lifestyles – Places People Prefer. We do this by creating great environments both inside and outside our buildings and use our scale and placemaking skills to enhance and enliven them. This expands their appeal to a broader range of occupiers, creating enduring demand and driving sustainable, long-term performance.

Our Retail portfolio is focused on Regional and Local multi-let centres, and accounts for 48% of our portfolio. Our Offices portfolio comprises three office-led campuses in central London as well as high quality standalone buildings and accounts for 49% of our portfolio. Increasingly our focus is on providing a mix of uses and this is most evident at Canada Water, our 46-acre redevelopment opportunity where we have plans to create a new neighbourhood for London.

Sustainability is embedded throughout our business. Our places, which are designed to meet high sustainability standards, become part of local communities, provide opportunities for skills development and employment and promote wellbeing. Our industry-leading sustainability performance led to British Land being named a European Sector Leader in the 2016 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark for the third year running.

In April 2016, British Land received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, the UK’s highest accolade for business success for economic, social and environmental achievements over a period of five years.

Further details can be found on the British Land website at www.britishland.com.

SOURCE: British Land

CVS Health Corporation to host Q3 2017 financial results conference call on Monday, November 6, 2017

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) will be holding a conference call on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. (ET) with analysts and investors to discuss its third quarter financial results.

An audio webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously through the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Health website for all interested parties. To access the webcast, visit http://investors.cvshealth.com. This webcast will be archived and available on the website for a one-year period following the conference call.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its 9,700 retail pharmacies, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, the Company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

SOURCE CVS Health Corporation

MEDIA CONTACT
Carolyn Castel
carolyn.castel@cvshealth.com

Toys“R”Us® introduces Play Chaser its new, free-to-play, augmented reality (AR) app

Playtime Is On as The Company’s Free-to-Play AR App Rolls Out to Stores Nationwide 

WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — From championing unstructured play for kids of all ages, to making its stores more than just a place to shop with Play Labs, Toys“R”Us® is continuing its mission to set play free with the introduction of Play Chaser, its new, free-to-play, augmented reality (AR) app. Following a 23 store test that saw thousands of kids racing monster trucks, peeking into a world of safari animals, playing virtual basketball and more at their local stores earlier this month, Play Chaser has now rolled out to all Toys“R”Us locations nationwide.

Toys“R”Us enlisted some of the brightest tech brains in the toy industry to develop the app: PlayFusion, the creators of Lightseekers (an action adventure role playing game that fuses together AR, physical trading cards, digital action figures). With the help of PlayFusion’s proprietary computer vision technology, the app activates different AR games and play experiences on the screen of a customer’s smartphone or tablet. With the app open, players use their devices to unlock experiences by scanning designated Play Chaser signage featured throughout Toys“R”Us.

“We know consumers want more than just a place to shop – they want experiences – and at Toys“R”Us, they want to play,” said Richard Barry, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us®. “With Play Chaser, we’re transforming shopping into something beyond just the products we sell, bringing our stores to life with interactive, unique content that will resonate with customers and importantly the players – kids!”

The first scan point, a front-of-store sign featuring everyone’s favorite giraffe, activates a virtual Geoffrey who pops out of a toy box and welcomes kids to the store, then sends them off on their quest for play. The more than 10 interactive play experiences have something for every kid: fishing in a virtual pond, popping virtual balloons floating around the store or caring for a digital baby doll.

For more details, and to download video and images of Play Chaser in action, visit the company’s blog, No Assembly Required.

About Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 885 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 810 international stores and over 255 licensed stores in 38 countries and jurisdictions. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Toys“R”Us, Inc. is headquartered in Wayne, NJ, and has nearly 65,000 employees worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Over the past three decades, the Company has given more than $100 million in product donations to children’s charities. Since 1992, the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund, a public charity affiliated with Toys“R”Us, Inc., has also donated more than $130 million in grants.  For more information, visit Toysrusinc.com or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter.

SOURCE: Geoffrey, LLC.

Whole Foods Market to host National Hiring Day on November 2

Whole Foods Market to host National Hiring Day on November 2

Candidates can apply for jobs on-site and receive on-the-spot job offers

AUSTIN, TEXAS, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is searching for passionate, food-focused candidates to join its team. On November 2, the grocer is hosting a National Hiring Day at all of its U.S. stores with a goal of hiring 6,000 new Team Members.

The event includes full-time and part-time opportunities for both seasonal and permanent positions, including cashiers, culinary experts and prepared foods specialists. Candidates can visit any Whole Foods Market store on November 2 and receive an interview, with opportunities for on-the-spot job offers.

Whole Foods Market offers competitive pay and benefits for both full-time and part-time Team Members, including a 20 percent in-store discount. With flexible schedules and an empowered environment, these positions provide the opportunity to grow in a company that is focused on providing customers with the best possible in-store experience and service.

To learn more about National Hiring Day or to apply in advance, visit www.joinwholefoods.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
SWmedia@wholefoods.com 

SOURCE:  Whole Foods Market

JCPenney adds LEGO building bricks and playsets in its toy shops just in time for the holidays

JCPenney adds LEGO building bricks and playsets in its toy shops just in time for the holidays

Retailer identifies the hottest gifts on Santa’s list, quadruples toy count at JCPenney.com

PLANO, Texas, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The countdown to Christmas is on and JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] is helping Santa check off the best gifts on his list, starting with childhood-favorite LEGO® toys. Beginning in November, JCPenney will offer LEGO building bricks and playsets in 875 toy shops inside JCPenney stores. In addition to popular sets such as LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Super Heroes, shoppers will find a wider selection of LEGO toys at JCPenney.com starting in December.

Since launching the toy shops earlier this year, the Company has expanded its in-store assortment with the hottest gifts of the season, adding 40 percent more toys, games and plushes from leading brands such as Disney®, Hasbro®, Mattel®, Playmobil®, Fisher Price® and Melissa and Doug®. Additionally, JCPenney has quadrupled its online selection of toys since last holiday, giving shoppers a greater selection of motorized ride-on vehicles, outdoor play equipment, bicycles, learning sets and more at JCPenney.com.

“By working with the best toy brands in the industry, JCPenney continues to differentiate itself from the competition, giving more families a reason to visit our stores and discover the amazing selection available at JCPenney.com,” said John Tighe, executive vice president and chief merchant for JCPenney. “The holidays are hands down the most important time of year for retailers as we compete for every dollar leading up to Christmas morning. By partnering with a toy icon like the LEGO brand, JCPenney is well-positioned to capture a greater share of revenue within the toy industry, during the busiest shopping period for gifts.”

Stacking Up with LEGO
LEGO building has inspired children’s imaginations for decades as its interlocking bricks encourage creativity, learning and development. This November, JCPenney customers will find nearly 30 different LEGO sets in stores, including LEGO Classic creative building boxes, LEGO City sets and LEGO Friends sets. Prices range from $4.99 to $69.99, including a LEGO City pizza van for $19.99, a LEGO Disney Ariel and the Magical Spell set for $29.99 and a LEGO Friends summer pool scene for $39.99. An expanded selection of over 100 LEGO products will be available at JCPenney.com this December as enthusiasts of all ages search for new releases and pieces to add to their collections.

Must-Have Toys This Holiday
The toy shops inside JCPenney are packed with the must-have toys on every little one’s wish list. Appealing to a variety of ages and interests, shoppers will find family board games, character toys, baby dolls, arts and crafts, collectible surprise toys, vehicles, action figures and more featured in the latest holiday mailer that boasts eight pages dedicated to toys. On Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, shoppers will find great discounts on toys at an incredible value, so customers can add a few extra gifts to their shopping cart. In addition to LEGO sets, some of the must-have toys inside JCPenney stores this season include:

  • Hatchimals Surprise
  • L.O.L Surprise! and Big Surprise
  • Star Wars Extendable Light Saber
  • My Little Pony Styling Head
  • JoJo Siwa Singing Doll
  • Pie Face Sky High! Game
  • NERF Mega Twinshock
  • Fashionista Barbie
  • Hotwheels Cars and Monster Trucks
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Action Figures
  • Playmobil School Bus
  • Play-Doh Drill ‘N Fill

Even More to Discover at JCPenney.com
JCPenney.com now boasts four times more toys than last holiday season with additional brands and categories planned throughout December. Based on customer feedback, the Company has expanded its assortment of toys for all ages, including motorized ride-on vehicles, bicycles, scooters, sporting goods, outdoor trampolines, costumes, electronic learning toys, arts and crafts, swing sets and video games. As science, technology, engineering and math tools continue to evolve in schools, JCPenney has also increased the number of toys designed to help kids combine STEM principles with interactive play. Check out some of the biggest gifts at JCPenney.com:

For product images, please visit: http://www.jcpnewsroom.com/news-releases/2017/1030_lego_holiday_toys.html.

LEGO, its logo, the Minifigure and the brick & knob configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2017 The LEGO Group. Used with permission.

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JCPenney Media Relations:
(972) 431-3400 or jcpnews@jcp.com
Follow @jcpnews on Twitter for the latest announcements and Company information.

About JCPenney:
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP), one of the nation’s largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, combines an expansive footprint of approximately 875 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful e-commerce site, jcp.com, to connect with shoppers how, when and where they prefer to shop. At every customer touchpoint, she will get her Penney’s worth of a broad assortment of products from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Powering this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of over 100,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company’s three strategic priorities of strengthening private brands, becoming a world-class omnichannel retailer and increasing revenue per customer. For additional information, please visit jcp.com.

SOURCE:  J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc.

Ahold Delhaize announces the departure of its Chief eCommerce and Innovation Officer Hanneke Faber

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize announces today that Hanneke Faber, Chief eCommerce and Innovation Officer, has decided to leave the company at the end of December to pursue another career opportunity. A search for her successor is underway.

Dick Boer, CEO Ahold Delhaize: “I want to thank Hanneke for her valuable contribution to Ahold Delhaize and her energy and inspiration in defining and executing our digital and omni-channel growth strategy since 2013. She leaves us well on track to deliver close to €3 billion of online consumer sales in 2017, and nearly €5 billion by 2020. While I am sorry to see her leave, I wish her all the best in her future career as well as her personal life.”

“In the past years we have made good progress in making the local customer experience seamless anywhere, anytime across our brands by combining thriving networks of brick-and-mortar stores and strong online businesses.”

Our eCommerce operations in the Netherlands and Belgium as well as in the United States have increasingly become an integral part of the business. Reflecting this, since February 2017, the Brand President of Peapod is reporting to Ahold USA Chief Operating Officer Kevin Holt. As of January 1, 2018, the Brand President of bol.com will report to Wouter Kolk in his capacity as Chief Operating Officer Netherlands and Belgium. This will allow Ahold Delhaize to further leverage the successes and best practices of both bol.com, the number one online retail platform in the Netherlands and Belgium, and ah.nl, the number one online food retailer.

Hanneke’s successor will take on a new role of Chief Digital Officer and will be responsible to drive digital transformation and innovation, including loyalty data analytics and personalization, key elements of the Better Together strategy.  Also we will continue to coordinate best practice sharing in eCommerce across the brands to benefit from our global scale.

 

Cautionary notice

This communication includes forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Words such as on track, further leverage, will, new, drive, strategy, continue or other similar words or expressions are typically used to identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that are difficult to predict and that may cause actual results of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (the “Company”) to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to the risk factors set forth in the Company’s public filings and other disclosures. Forward-looking statements reflect the current views of the Company’s management and assumptions based on information currently available to the Company’s management. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and the Company does not assume any obligation to update such statements, except as required by law. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. also presents itself under the name of “Royal Ahold Delhaize” or simply “Ahold Delhaize.”

SOURCE: Ahold Delhaize

MEDIA CONTACT

Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
media.relations@aholddelhaize.com
+31 88 6595134

Meijer earns 2017 SmartWay® Excellence Award for its outstanding environmental performance and leadership

Meijer earns 2017 SmartWay® Excellence Award for its outstanding environmental performance and leadership

First year retailer recognized as a SmartWay shipping partner

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is pleased to announce that it earned a 2017 SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its outstanding environmental performance and leadership.

The award recognizes the top-performing SmartWay retail and manufacturing shipping partners that demonstrate how businesses can mitigate their carbon footprints and contribute to cleaner, healthier air, while saving on fuel costs as they move goods across the country.

“Meijer is proud to receive the prestigious recognition by SmartWay. Our distribution and logistics teams continue to make significant progress to lower emissions and reduce our carbon footprint in the markets we serve,” said Tom McCall, Vice President of Logistics for Meijer. “We constantly focus on improving the efficiency of our fleet to reduce idle time, emissions, and impact on our neighbors, particularly in urban settings.”

Meijer operates a fleet of 250 semi-trucks that, collectively, cover an estimated 25 million miles each year. Meijer is constantly working to minimize the emissions from refrigerated trailers. All refrigerated units are programmed with “cycle sentry.” Cycle-Sentry automatically regulates the engine as refrigeration is needed. This technology enables Meijer to see a fuel savings of nearly 80 percent, increases the life of the engine, and reduces maintenance costs.

Meijer also uses three, Tier 4 CARB hybrid/electric shore powered refrigerated units at its Distribution and Stock dock doors to run only on electronic. This reduces operating and maintenance expenses, eliminates local diesel emissions, and meets local noise ordinances. These hybrid units are now the standard specification for new unit purchases.

In addition, Meijer has built a best-in-class clean diesel fleet, made focused investments in energy efficiency within its retail footprint, and established an ongoing commitment to sustainable design in new construction and renovation.

The annual SmartWay Excellence Award honors top shipping and logistics companies for superior environmental performance and additional actions to reduce freight emissions through effective collaboration, operational practices, a robust system for validating and reporting their SmartWay data, and communications and public outreach. SmartWay Excellence Awardees lead their industries in improving freight efficiency and contributing to cleaner air within their supply chains. The awardees are chosen from more than 3,500 companies and organizations participating in SmartWay.

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, home decor and pet departments, and garden centers. For more information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

SOURCE: Meijer

Contact: Jennifer Rook, 616-791-2242, Jennifer.Rook@meijer.com

Perry Ellis International collaborates with NMNY Group for Laundry by Shelli Segal and Laundry by Design trademarks in the USA and Canada

MIAMI, FL, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY), announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with NMNY Group, LLC for day and social occasion dresses under the Laundry by Shelli Segal and Laundry by Design trademarks in the USA and Canada. ​NMNY will commence selling the collection in November in department and specialty stores across the United States and Canada.

Feminine, sexy, smart and always glamorous, the Laundry by Shelli Segal collection has been shaping the way women dress for over 25 years. ​The brand continues to inspire women today with iconic styling, vibrant prints and color and the unexpected use of embellishments in every product. The brand’s current licensed categories include outerwear, fashion accessories, intimates, fragrance and home decor which complement the dress, sportswear and swimwear classifications to position Laundry by Shelli Segal as a true lifestyle brand.

Perry Ellis International CEO and President, Oscar Feldenkreis remarked, “Our company looks forward to working closely with​ Marty, and his experienced team at​ NMNY Group, to ​expand the Laundry by Shelli Segal ​dress business. We believe this collaboration will enhance our larger efforts to grow this powerful brand across categories, channels and markets.”

“We are very enthusiastic about the addition of Laundry by Shelli Segal to our portfolio of brands. This iconic brand has been a proven performer over many years and we are proud to support this heritage and the brand’s commitment to feminine, trend right styles for the modern woman,” says Martin Schlossberg, Chairman of NMNY Group, LLC.

For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company’s entire portfolio of brands, please visit www.PERY.com.

About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel and most recently Guy Harvey® for performance fishing and resort wear.  Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

About NMNY Group, LLC
​NMNY Group, LLC and Associates was founded by Martin Schlossberg over 50 years ago. The company is a leading supplier of women’s and junior apparel to the department and specialty store channels and commercializes product under the Nicole Miller New York, Chetta B, Leslie Fay, R&K Originals, Madison Leigh, Karin Stevens, and Isabella Suit brands. Senior executives, Andrea Schlossberg and Gary Rodbell, complete the leadership team that provides appealing, high quality and fashionable product to retailers and consumers.

Contacts:

Stanley Silverstein
President, International Development and Global Licensing
212-536-5424
stanley.silverstein@pery.com

Pamela Fields
Vice President, International Development and Licensing
212-536-5602
pamela.fields@pery.com

​Martin Schlossberg
Chairman
212-944-6500. Ext. 322
martin@cha-inc.com

SOURCE: Perry Ellis International/GLOBE NEWSWIRE

Cubavera Features Inspiring Stories and Styles behind Top Hispanic Influencers in new Wear Your Heritage web series

Latin Menswear Brand Features Inspiring Stories and Styles behind Top Hispanic Entertainment, Sports and Community Influencers in Web Series dubbed ‘Wear Your Heritage’

MIAMI, FL, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cubavera, Perry Ellis International’s Latin menswear brand, celebrates Latin culture with the launch of the Wear Your Heritage web series. The campaign focuses on sharing the individual #SoyLatino stories of influential celebrities, athletes and community leaders and unveils what it is that connects them to their Hispanic culture.

“A company founded in its signature tropical linen guayabera, Cubavera has its Hispanic roots to thank for the success the brand has experienced in the U.S. For that reason, it is important that we celebrate Latin culture and honor our diversity and the significant contributions of our fellow Latinos,” said Oscar Feldenkreis CEO and President. “The Wear Your Heritage: #soylatino campaign” is a call to all Latinos, spearheaded by celebrity influencers, to share their #SoyLatino story and how individuals proudly ‘wear their heritage’ in both their personal and professional lives.”

Much like a guayabera tells a story through its unique linen, colors and embroidery, the journey of each Latino is similarly marked by his/her country of origin and individual path. In honor of this journey, the Wear Your Heritage web series, found at https://www.cubavera.com/features/soy-latino/ , connects Latino icons such as famous cuban band Orishas, telenovela heartthrob Erick Elias, Univision’s Chef James, actors Gabriel Coronel, William Valdez and professional baseball players Jonathan Villar and Jose Berrios to their heritage. Throughout the series, influencers will tell the story of their upbringing, cultural background and how they are breaking barriers in their respective industries as Latinos. Stories of each influencer’s journey and childhood memories will culminate with how the Cubavera brand represents the Hispanic journey and lets individuals ‘wear their heritage’. The campaign includes a social component with a call to action for Latinos to share their stories with @Cubavera via the #SoyLatino hashtag.

Further, Cubavera recognizes the strides Hispanics have made in all facets of American culture and in integrating Latino fashion, entertainment and more into mainstream America. Yet, there is a beauty that persists in Latino home countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Cubavera invites Latinos to celebrate Latin culture alongside them.

Follow the web series at https://www.cubavera.com/features/soy-latino/ where behind-the-scenes clips, a photo gallery, social RSS feed and more can be found! For those wanting to wear guayabera selections made by celebrities, a ‘shop the look’ component will be made available. To join the conversation, tag @Cubavera and #SoyLatino on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

About Cubavera
The Cubavera brand represents the joy, vibrancy, and color of Cuba’s unique flavor of Latin culture that inspires and fascinates everywhere. The Feldenkreis family came from Cuba 50 years ago and brought the smart casual versatility of the guayabera to US clients, with a focus on quality materials, precise tailoring and signature details. In 2000 they transformed these tailoring and design fundamentals into our pioneering Cubavera collection of men’s apparel and accessories with Latin roots and American appeal.

Today and tomorrow, everything we make and do at Cubavera is designed to invite our family of fans to Live the Good Life, the Cubavera way. Our Cubavera ‘Good Life’ brings those same ideals we brought from the guayabera to everyday living: looking great, feeling cool, and putting a little Latin ritmo and tropical sabor into every day, no matter who or where you are. For more information, please visit www.Cubavera.com.

About Perry Ellis International (PEI):
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®,

An Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Jantzen® and Farah®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel and most recently Guy Harvey® for performance fishing and resort wear.

Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com.

For more information, please visit www.Cubavera.com.

Media Contacts
Melissa Lopez
mlopez@pintausa.com
305.615.1111 ext.186
Nicolle Lopez
nlopez@pintausa.com
305.615.1111 ext. 182

SOURCE: Perry Ellis International/GLOBE NEWSWIRE

 

7‑Eleven has all the treats for the whole family this Halloween

Trick or Treat, Slurpee® is Sweet 7‑Eleven® Has Something Good to Eat

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. has treats for the whole family this Halloween – creepy candy for the kids, monstrously good deals on whole pizzas for parents, and ghostly Slurpee®drinks for everyone. Along with the pizza, candy and Slurpee drinks that everyone can enjoy, 7‑Eleven® stores have hundreds of other meal-time, and treat-time, options.

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year making that night even more hectic.  While squeezing in decorating, dressing up, trick-or-treating and handing out candy to neighborhood ghouls, ghosts and goblins, 7‑Eleven is here to make dinner prep not a trick, but a treat.

With October being National Pizza Month, and Halloween one of the top pizza-selling days of the entire year,7‑Eleven stores make dinner easy – and affordable – with $5 deals on whole pizzas. Available in cheese, pepperoni and Extreme Meat, these oven-baked fast and ready-in-3-minutes pizzas go great with healthy, cut fruit or fresh-made green salads – these sides are especially important before the bag full of candy that’s coming later. Choose from Caesar, Chef, Garden, Mediterranean and more. Salad selection varies by store.

The featured Slurpee flavor is Ghost White Gummi with the supernatural sweetness of pineapple and a ghostly white color. It goes great when layered with the deep orange-colored Airheads Mango Chili Slurpee Lite® flavor. The refreshing mango flavor in the sugar-free Slurpee drink is followed by the sweet heat of chili. Both Slurpee flavors also come in an exclusive candy form – 7-Select® Ghost White Gummi Bears and limited-edition Mango Chili Airheads candy.

The best way to enjoy an orange and white Halloween Slurpee drink is with a special Halloween straw. This year’s scare-the-slurp-out-of-you straws feature Oscar the Airheads mascot with batwings or vampire teeth. Suggested retail price is just 99 cents.

“Halloween is a frightfully fun holiday, and 7‑Eleven wants to play along with treats for kids, as well as ways to make the holiday easier for mom and dad,” said Laura Gordon, 7‑Eleven vice president of marketing and brand innovation. “Not surprisingly, a holiday dressing up and eating candy is especially popular with kids, teens and young adults – the ages of some of our most frequent shoppers. Ghost white Slurpee drinks, gummi bears and other Halloween treats will give them one more reason to stop by 7‑Eleven.”

While Halloween certainly conjures up images of costumes, cobwebs and jack-o-lanterns, the holiday is still all about the candy. In the U.S., 95 percent of those celebrating will buy candy as part of the festivities… and probably eat a fair amount before the big day.

7‑Eleven stores have plenty of spooky sweet Halloween treats to enjoy right now or on Oct. 31. In addition to perennial favorites like candy corn and pumpkins, mummies and daddies can surprise their adorable little monsters with over-sized marshmallow lollipops featuring Frankenstein and mummy characters, along with colorful Dia de los Muertos folk-style skulls.

Jelly kabobs with bats, pumpkins and ghosts on skewers, while Blue Raspberry Mummy Ooze and Cherry Vampire Blood squeeze candy appeal to those looking for a creepier, messier experience. And keep an eye out for the bloodshot 7-Select Gummi Eyeballs.

Participating stores also have festive Halloween cookies including frosted sugar cookies in monster green and witches’ purple with sprinkles, as well as decorated pumpkin and sugar skull cookies. These are great to pick up on the way to office, school and neighborhood Halloween parties.

It wouldn’t be Halloween, or fall, without pumpkins, specifically pumpkin spice, and 7‑Eleven has that covered as well with pumpkin spice filled muffins, cake donuts, coffee, latte and even flavored coffee creamer. Not surprisingly, pumpkin spice is the top seasonal flavor in bakery and hot beverages at 7‑Eleven stores. We also expect our limited time pumpkin spice 7-Select Iced Cappuccino to become a favorite for those looking for a cold coffee beverage. Seasonal items are available at participating stores for a limited time.

Product selection varies at stores across the country, with some carrying costumes and accessories while others have stocked a selection of Halloween horror movies.

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 and/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 bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7‑Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer-loyalty platform on the 7‑Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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The Chick-fil-A Foundation partners with Atlanta Public Schools to help fund the construction of a new health clinic on Westside

The Chick-fil-A Foundation partners with Atlanta Public Schools to help fund the construction of a new health clinic on Westside

ATLANTA, Ga. , 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Chick-fil-A Foundation has again partnered with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) to help fund the construction of a new school-centered health clinic on the Atlanta Westside. The Care Center, located within M.R. Hollis Innovation Academy, was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 20. When the facility officially opens on November 1, the Care Center will be a full-service medical center providing general medicine, mental health support, and dental support to all Hollis Innovation Academy students and their families.

“We’re so proud to show our continued support of APS with the new Care Center at Hollis Innovation Academy. Our goal is to help the Westside become a place of indigenous thriving, and that begins with providing children and their families with access to quality education and services, like healthcare,” says Rodney Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs at Chick-fil-A and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation.

The Care Center, operated in partnership with HEALing and Chris180, will offer a host of services typical of a family doctor’s office, including acute and chronic illness diagnosis, health checks, immunizations, a laboratory, behavioral health services and dental care. The Center is expected to serve 400 patients in the first year, and will eventually serve nearly 1,000 per year. No one will be denied services based on the inability to pay.

The Chick-fil-A Foundation has partnered with APS to realize many initiatives at Hollis Innovation Academy since—and even before—the school opened its doors in 2016. In addition to helping to fund the Care Center, the Chick-fil-A Foundation has renovated the school’s cafeteria and teachers’ lounge; launched an All-Girls Coding Technovation team; led a hospitality and service training session for student ambassadors; and co-funded an innovative literacy program for elementary school teachers.

“There was a time when this building was a hub for the neighborhood,” said Dr. Diamond Jack, principal of Hollis Innovation Academy. “We wanted to use Hollis as a place to restore and take care of this community, starting with its children, and the Chick-fil-A Foundation has been a great partner as we have worked to make this happen.”

To recognize the ongoing support of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, the APS will be honoring the non-profit at its annual APyeS! Awards on October 25 as “District Partner of the Year.” The awards ceremony will be held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Theatre at 5:00 p.m. For more information on the APyeS! Awards, please visit www.atlantapublicschools.us.

 

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About the Chick-fil-A® Foundation
The Chick-fil-A® Foundation is the corporate foundation of Chick-fil-A, Inc. A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation’s purpose is to lead the company’s commitment to support youth and education in Chick-fil-A’s local communities. The Foundation’s work is focused on developing and educating young people so they can build a positive legacy and become all they were created to be. For more information, visit    www.chick-fil-afoundation.org

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