UK: Currys PC World rolls out 2017 Christmas advertising campaign

  • UK’s leading electrical retailer unveils new £6 million advertising campaign, offering viewers the expertise and advice they need to Get It Right this Christmas
  • New festive campaign dramatises three scenarios in which Currys PC World colleagues have been given products to experience in their own home lives, featuring Apple, Bose® and LG

London, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Currys PC World today (2nd November 2017) unveils its latest Christmas advertising campaign, rolling out across TV, video on demand, social and online (YouTube) in the UK.

The new ATL creative showcases how the UK’s leading electrical retailer helps customers ‘get it right,’ at Christmas, with first-hand advice and recommendations from Currys PC World store colleagues.

For the third year running, humorous family scenarios are used bring to life the difficulties in choosing the right Christmas gifts, presenting Currys PC World as the solution to this problem – with the right gadgets and colleague expertise available to help.

The three installments dramatise a real-life initiative by the retailer which allows store colleagues to try out Currys PC World products for themselves at home, so that they’re able to give truly first-hand advice to shoppers in store.

This year’s campaign features technology from three key brands including a proud Dad attempting to be ‘down with the kids’ while parading his new Bose® product range; a family putting the latest Apple products (and their Father) through their paces and a hilarious Mum-Dad double act declaring a ‘tech free’ Christmas to a bewildered audience, before proudly showing off the latest LG OLED 4K ready TV, in all its glory.

While the ads centre around humour and several light-hearted moments, they also demonstrate that the retailer has an effective blend of the right services, right products and right prices, to help customers ‘get it right’ this Christmas.

The campaign will feature 40” hero TV executions alongside a suite of 10 sponsorship idents breaking over November and December, starting on air from Wednesday 1st November, and is supported by promotional activity throughout November and December.

The ads will appear during some high-profile television slots on ITV (Coronation Street, Doc Martin, Jonathan Ross, The X Factor and Sheridan) and Channel 4 (Ugly House to Lovely House, Celebrity First Dates and The Last Leg) across November, as well as commercial broadcasters including ITV, C4, C5 and Sky Multichannel.

The campaign is one element of a fully-integrated nationwide campaign, set to incorporate all areas of the business right down through to Currys PC World stores.

Georgina Bramall, Head of Brand and Advertising, Dixons Carphone: “As market leaders, it’s our job to set an example and do everything we can to help customers ‘get it right’ at Christmas – so it makes complete sense that our own store colleagues test-out and get hands-on with the products for themselves. Being able to access expert advice from people who know and love technology is not just reassuring – it’s essential. Increasingly, this is what sets us apart from our competitors in the minds of our customers and our suppliers”

Colin Jones and Phil Martin, Creative Directors, AMV BBDO: “This campaign playfully celebrates the important role in-store colleagues play in helping customers choose the perfect Christmas gift, from the wide range of entertainment and gifting lines available at Currys PC World. Each Christmas, gift buying can become a puzzling and dreaded task, but with advice honed by colleagues who have tried the products in their own lives, Currys PC World can help you get it right.”

Working with retained creative agency AMV BBDO and media agency Blue 449, the new ATL campaign from Currys PC World will feature across TV, print and digital platforms. The campaign launches with a 40 second TV spot running until 24th December.

Campaign credits:

Creative Agency: AMV BBDO
Executive Creative Directors: Alex Grieve, Adrian Rossi
Creative Directors: Phil Martin, Colin Jones
Agency Planner: David Edwards, Tom Claridge
Agency Account Manager: Chris Taggart, Alex Bird, Chris Ferguson, Vanessa Wise
Agency Producer: Rebecca Scharf
Media Agency: Blue 449
Media Planner: Lizzie Andrew, Tom Coles
Production Company: O Positive
Director: Brian Billow
Production Co. Producer: Nell Jordan
Post-production Company: The Mill
Audio Post-production: Wave

About Dixons Carphone

Dixons Carphone plc is Europe’s leading specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, employing over 41,000 people in nine countries. Focused on helping customers navigate the connected world, Dixons Carphone offers a comprehensive range of electrical and mobile products, connectivity and expert after-sales services from the Geek Squad and Team Knowhow.

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

Business-to-business (B2B) services are provided through Connected World Services, CurrysPCWorld Business and Carphone Warehouse Business. Connected World Services aims to leverage the Group’s existing expertise, operating processes and technology to provide a range of services to businesses.

For more information, please contact:

Currys PC World press office:

M&C Saatchi PR
0207 544 3600

Source: Dixons Carphone plc

Ross Stores to host Q3 2017 earnings results conference call on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dublin, CA, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST) will announce its third quarter 2017 earnings results on Thursday, November 16, 2017. A press release will be sent out at approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern time.

The Company will also provide additional details concerning its third quarter 2017 results and business outlook on a conference call to be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. Eastern time.  Participants may listen to a real-time audio webcast of the conference call by visiting the Investors section of the Company’s website located at

A recorded version of the call will also be available at the website address, as well as via a telephone recording at 404-537-3406, Passcode #6788429, through 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on November 24, 2017.

Investor Relations:

Source: Ross Stores, Inc./globenewswire

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. to host Q3 2017 financial results conference call on Thursday, November 16, 2017

YORK, Pa., 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) today (November 2, 2017) announced that its financial results for the third quarter fiscal 2017 will be released on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The company will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. eastern time to discuss the financial results, followed by a question and answer session.

Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial (888) 596-2581 at 9:55 a.m. eastern time. A taped replay of the conference call will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call and will remain available through Thursday, November 23, 2017. The number to call for the taped replay is (844) 512-2921 and the replay PIN is 5627617. The conference call will also be broadcast on the company’s website at An online archive of the webcast will be available within two hours of the conclusion of the call.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 260 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates.  The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings.  The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves.  For further information, please visit

Investor Relations
Jean Fontana
ICR, Inc.

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

Dunkin’ Donuts thanks Veterans and active duty military with a free donut On Saturday, November 11

Dunkin’ Donuts thanks Veterans and active duty military with a free donut On Saturday, November 11


  • On November 11, Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide, no purchase necessary
  • Dunkin’ Donuts to support Homes For Our Troops with $10,000 donation, a year’s worth of coffee and a new Keurig Brewing System for up to 100 Veterans

CANTON, MA, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Veterans Day, Dunkin’ Donuts will say thank you to those who serve by serving a free donut to Veterans and active duty military. On Saturday, November 11, anyone who shows a military ID at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide will be offered a free donut of their choice with no purchase necessary, while supplies last. Limit one per customer.

Dunkin’ Donuts is also making a $10,000 donation to Homes For Our Troops, a privately funded nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans. These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country. Additionally, Dunkin’ Donuts will provide a year’s worth of Dunkin’ Donuts K-Cup® pods along with a new Keurig® Brewing System to up to 100 Veterans who have been or will be provided new specially adapted custom homes by Homes For Our Troops.

Dunkin’ Donuts is also offering guests a unique military-inspired virtual Dunkin’ Donuts gift card that can be purchased and sent exclusively through the Dunkin’ Mobile App®. The gift card design was created just for the important holiday, by Dunkin’ Brands employee and veteran Paul Charboneau, who served as a forward observer in the Vermont Army National Guard, and will be available on November 9.

“Dunkin’ Donuts and our franchise owners and operators – at least 60 of whom are self-identified Veterans – take great pride in our brand’s heritage of supporting the brave members of the military who keep our country safe. On Veterans Day, we look to demonstrate our enduring appreciation of these brave Veterans and active duty military for their heroism, sacrifice and service,” said Tom Manchester, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Vice President of Field Marketing.

Dunkin’ Donuts is proud to serve Veterans and active duty military at its restaurants, including 44 military locations on bases around the world. Through its Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee for Our Troops program, the company has also donated more than 300,000 pounds of coffee to troops deployed overseas. Under the program, each week the company sends a case of coffee to deployed troops based on recommendations from friends, family members or troops themselves. Since 2003, the brand has sent 10 cases of coffee each week. In 2016 alone, Dunkin’ Donuts sent over 12,000 pounds of coffee, and during last year’s holiday season Dunkin’ Donuts employees donated an additional 1,299 pounds of coffee to troops overseas.

Dunkin’ Donuts has been serving guests signature donuts for 67 years. Dunkin’ Donuts is the #1 retailer of donuts in America, and sells 2.7 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats annually worldwide. Within the United States, Dunkin’ Donuts offers beloved flavors such as Boston Kreme, Glazed, Chocolate Glazed Cake and Chocolate Frosted, as well as fun seasonal varieties.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit, or subscribe to the Dunkin’ Donuts blog to receive notifications at

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,400 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit K-Cup and Keurig are trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., used with permission.


Heather McIntyre
Dunkin’ Brands

Source: Dunkin’ Donuts


GameStop Helps Shoppers Take the Guesswork out of Holiday Game-Giving

GRAPEVINE, Texas, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Holiday shopping is now in full swing, and as parents can attest, video games will be on most wish lists this year. With so many options to choose from, deciding exactly which games are right for kids can be intimidating. To help gifters feel confident about the games they put under the tree this holiday, GameStop is offering a few tips for selecting fun, age-appropriate titles, geared toward learning and development.

1. Understand Ratings

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) ratings provide guidance about video games and apps, so parents can make informed choices about the best titles for their family. ESRB and GameStop work together to make sure parents understand and check the ratings when buying games for their children, and GameStop’s associates are among the best in providing insight about what to expect in a game.

The following ratings outline the basic qualifiers for each category, but parents can learn more about games and their content using ESRB’s game rating summaries.

  • E (Everyone): Content is generally suitable for all ages. May contain minimal cartoon, fantasy or mild violence and/or infrequent use of mild language.
  • E 10+: Appropriate for gamers, ages 10 and up. May contain more cartoon, fantasy or mild violence, mild language and/or minimal suggestive themes.
  • T (Teen): Suitable for ages 13 and up. May contain violence, suggestive themes, crude humor, minimal blood, simulated gambling and/or infrequent use of strong language.
  • M (Mature): Generally appropriate for 17 and up and may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.

2. Ask the Experts

Most GameStop associates eat, sleep and breathe video games, so they can serve as an extremely knowledgeable resource for gifters. From the best titles for a specific age to which games are great for learning, parents can get all the information they need to make the best game selections at their local GameStop.

3. Find Brain Games

Kids love video games because they’re fun, but the benefits of video gameplay go far beyond entertainment. A recent GameStop survey found that 71 percent of parents believe that playing video games can help kids develop strategic thinking skills. With the right, age-appropriate games, children can hone a variety of skills, including problem solving, creativity and team work. Gaming can also boost confidence and motivate kids to set and achieve new goals. Titles that require active play can even improve hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills.

4. Save Time with Proven Picks

With hundreds of games to choose from, GameStop associates strive to make life a little easier for time-strapped gifters with age-appropriate recommendations. This list includes many of the hottest, kid-tested games of the year—alongside their parent-approved benefits.

Tiny Gamers (ages 3-7)

  • Minecraft Story Mode The Complete Adventure: Creativity, problem solving
  • Lego Ninjago: Team work, problem solving
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Problem solving, strategic thinking

School-Age (ages 8-12)

  • Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together!: Problem solving, strategic thinking
  • Super Mario Odyssey: Team work, problem solving
  • Splatoon 2: Team work, strategic thinking

Teens (13+)

  • Zelda Breath of the Wild: Problem solving, strategic thinking
  • Just Dance 2018: Active play, fun for the whole family
  • Star Wars Battlefront II: Problem solving, strategic thinking

5. Make it a Family Affair

Families that play together, stay together! Playing video games as a family can be a great way for parents to show interest in their kids’ favorite activities, which in turn, can improve and increase frequency of parent-child communication. Family gaming also fosters healthy competition and a “team mentality” at home.

“At GameStop, our associates are experts in all things gaming,” said Eric Bright, GameStop’s senior director of merchandising. “Armed with that level of expertise, we work hard to ensure that every guest leaves our stores with the best game for themselves, their friends, their children or the whole family.”

About GameStop
GameStop, the world’s largest video game retailer, offers the best selection of new and pre-owned video gaming consoles, accessories and video game titles, in both physical and digital formats. GameStop also offers fans a wide variety of pop vinyl toys, collectibles, board games and more. Through GameStop’s unique buy-sell-trade program, gamers can trade in video game consoles, games, and accessories, as well as consumer electronics for cash or in-store credit. The company operates thousands of locations nationwide, and fans can find their local GameStop using the store locator tool.

To get the latest news on video gaming and gear, follow GameStop on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. GameStop, EB Games, and Micromania is part of GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), a global specialty retailer that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple.

Alexis Barsalou
GameStop Corp.
(817) 424-2117

Source: Gamestop Corporation/globenewswire

GameStop launches in-store donation campaign for military charities: The Call of Duty Endowment and Snowball Express

  • Celebrates five-years of partnering with the Call of Duty Endowment to help veterans find jobs
  • Launches in-store donation campaign to benefit Call of Duty Endowment and Snowball Express

GRAPEVINE, Texas, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — GameStop announced today (Nov. 01, 2017 ) that it will once again be accepting donations at its GameStop and ThinkGeek stores nationwide from November 2 – 30 for two military charities: The Call of Duty Endowment (the Endowment), which funds best in class nonprofits that help veterans earn high quality jobs and raises awareness of the value vets bring to the workplace; and Snowball Express, which serves the children and families of America’s fallen military service members.

Starting November 2nd, GameStop and ThinkGeek guests can help give thanks for our nation’s veterans and their families by donating at the point-of-purchase when shopping at any GameStop or ThinkGeek store, or The Endowment and Snowball Express will directly benefit from each donation collected, with 100% of all donations being split equally between the two charities. PowerUp Rewards members who donate $1 or more during this time, will receive triple reward points on the donation amount only.

This year marks the fifth anniversary of GameStop’s partnership with the Endowment. Since 2012, GameStop has helped the Endowment place more than 4,500 veterans transitioning back into civilian life, in meaningful jobs through raising donations and the sale of various Call of Duty branded merchandise.

“Over the last five years, GameStop and its guests have helped the Call of Duty Endowment fund the placement of over 4,500 veterans in rewarding jobs. That represents an entire Brigade of vets,” said Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director for the Endowment. “Without GameStop and its guests’ partnership, getting the resources to do the important work of helping vets find jobs wouldn’t be possible.”

This marks the second year GameStop has launched an in store campaign benefitting Snowball Express. The charity uses the donations to host the largest gathering in the world of children who have all lost a parent while serving our country. More than 1,700 children and surviving spouses attend the annual five-day holiday program dedicated to help them heal, create hope and happy memories.

About the Call of Duty Endowment
The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit foundation founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The organization seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and by raising awareness of the value vets bring to the workplace. For more information about the Call of Duty Endowment, please visit

About Snowball Express
Snowball Express, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves the children and families of America’s fallen military heroes. Our mission is to honor America’s fallen military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice since 9/11 by humbly serving the families they left behind. By connecting these families we champion their children’s future success by creating opportunities for joy, friendship, education, and communal healing. To learn more about Snowball Express, visit:

About GameStop
GameStop, the world’s largest video game retailer, offers the best selection of new and pre-owned video gaming consoles, accessories and video game titles, in both physical and digital formats. GameStop also offers fans a wide variety of pop vinyl toys, collectibles, board games and more. Through GameStop’s unique buy-sell-trade program, gamers can trade in video game consoles, games, and accessories, as well as consumer electronics for cash or in-store credit. The company operates thousands of locations nationwide, and fans can find their local GameStop using the store locator tool.

To get the latest news on video gaming and gear, follow GameStop on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. GameStop,EB Games, and Micromania is part of GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), a global specialty retailer that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple.

Media Contacts:

Martha Sotelo
GameStop Corporation

Joy Phillips
Call of Duty Endowment

Source: Gamestop Corporation/globenewswire

Newegg announces key operational milestones in its global expansion

Company Continues Growth in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East

Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Newegg, the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America and a growing force in global e-commerce, today (November 2, 2017) unveiled key operational milestones in its expansion throughout parts of Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

“Scaling our business internationally has been one of the most rewarding challenges in our company’s history,” said Danny Lee, Newegg’s CEO. “Extending the Newegg experience to customers in these countries brings us much closer to our goal of being the tech e-commerce destination preferred by customers across the globe.”

Newegg stated its intent to reach a total of 50 countries with a beta program that initiated its global expansion effort in June. Newegg ramped up its global infrastructure significantly since the beta launch, and today reports key growth metrics in nearly all of those 50 countries. In particular, Newegg now offers:

Growing Product Assortment: Newegg’s product count in each of the 50 countries it serves now averages hundreds of thousands of SKUs, with the goal of exceeding a one-million SKU count average in 2018.

Localized Payment: The majority of international customers can now pay in their local currency, using credit cards, e-Wallet payment options such as PayPal, as well as localized payment methods such as direct transfer and debit cards in select countries. Newegg continues to invest in optimizing the site to offer a truly localized shopping experience for its international customers. To that end, Newegg is proud to announce that paysafecard will soon be available as a payment method on in select countries.

PayPal: Now customers in 48 of the 50 countries Newegg currently serves can purchase with PayPal, one of the best-known payment-solution providers in e-commerce. Furthermore, customers in select countries in Asia Pacific and Latin America will be eligible for a 10% discount on purchases made via PayPal (offer valid Nov. 6 – Dec. 31 in select Asia Pacific and Latin American countries, $10 maximum discount).

Customer Service: Newegg is expanding customer service support internationally, with local support now available in a total of 11 languages.

Simplified Pricing: Streamlined pricing now includes duties and other fees up-front at checkout as part of the initial purchase price – no need to worry about figuring out duties after the order has been shipped.

Despite Newegg’s rapid global growth, the company still delivers a consistent, reliable shopping experience to its vast network of customers. The company hand-selects its marketplace sellers, ensuring all sellers on the Newegg platform reflect the company’s commitment to quality, value and customer service.

About Newegg
Newegg Inc. is the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States. It owns and operates ( which was founded in 2001 and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. It now has a global reach to more than 50 countries in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. The award-winning website has more than 32 million registered users and offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics, entertainment, smart home and gaming products, consistently ranking as one of the best online shopping destinations. Newegg Inc. is headquartered in City of Industry, California. Newegg also operates and

Source: Newegg Inc.

Newegg unveils its plans for Black November® 2017

Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Newegg, the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America, today (November 1, 2017) offered an early look at its plans for this year’s Black November®, a month-long initiative featuring some of the best deals in tech. Now in its ninth year, Black November rewards early holiday shoppers with access to steep discounts on the season’s most sought-after products. Additionally, Newegg will reveal 20 – 50 early Black Friday deals each Friday leading up to Newegg’s Ultimate Black Friday Sale.

“Our customers know Newegg as the best place to get tech, and this is especially true this holiday season. With a rolling cadence of deals, Black November makes it easy for customers to shop great deals when it’s most convenient,” said Merle McIntosh, Newegg SVP of Sales & Marketing. “Throughout November, we’re offering great deals on all our platforms – web, mobile and Newegg apps – with deep price cuts across our entire portfolio.”

During Black November 2017, Newegg will offer a series of promotions spanning the company’s product categories. The b>Black November Kick-off Sale gives early holiday shoppers their first look at this year’s deals. The promotion runs November 1 – 6, offering deep discounts on thousands of items across Newegg’s 60+ product categories. Sample deals include:

  • iBuyPower Gaming Desktop with Intel Core i7, 16GB DDR4, 2TB HDD, 16GB Optane, and Nvidia GeForce GTX1070: $1,299.99
  • Beyerdynamic T51i Tesla On-Ear Headphones: $184.00
  • HP 27” IPS Frameless LED Monitor: $179.99
  • Avera 49” 4K Ultra HD LED TV: $199.99
  • AMD Ryzen 5 1600x 6-Core Desktop Processor: $219.99
  • MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro-469 Gaming Laptop: $1,049.00
  • Nitro Gaming/Office Chair with Soft PU Leather Cover: $120.00
  • MSI Z270 Gaming Plus 1151 with Intel Z270 SATA 6GB/s ATX Intel Motherboard: $84.99
  • Asus Ge-Force GTX 1060 Video Card: $309.99
  • Polk Audio 5.1 Home Audio Speaker System: $129.99

And new this holiday season, shoppers can stream Newegg Now, the company’s recently unveiled weekly livestream hosted by up-and-coming YouTube personalities Trisha Hershberger and Juan Carlos Bagnell. Newegg Now features deals valid only during each one-hour episode. The November and December livestreams will feature rock-bottom prices on great gift ideas. Newegg Now streams live from Newegg Studios each Thursday at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern on

Visit frequently to stay on top of Newegg’s Black November deals. Discounts will be deep, and in some cases quantities will be limited. Like Newegg on Facebook and follow Newegg on Twitter to stay up to date on the company’s latest news.

About Newegg
Newegg Inc. is the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States. It owns and operates ( which was founded in 2001 and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. It now has a global reach to more than 50 countries in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. The award-winning website has more than 32 million registered users and offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics, entertainment, smart home and gaming products, consistently ranking as one of the best online shopping destinations. Newegg Inc. is headquartered in City of Industry, California. Newegg also operates and

Source: Newegg Inc.

Lenta announces the opening of its thirty ninth supermarket in Moscow

St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its thirty ninth supermarket in Moscow.

The new store is a Lenta supermarket located at 3-rd Pochtovoe Otdeleniye 53А, shopping center “12 mesyacev”, Lyubertsy, Moscow region. The store has a total area of 1,502 sq.m with 934 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8 am to 11 pm, seven days a week. A broad product assortment of 7,800 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Lyubertsy and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The store has 70 parking spaces and 8 cash registers. The property is leased by Lenta.

This opening in Moscow is Lenta’s twenty first supermarket opening in 2017 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 202 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 69 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region.

About Lenta
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia and the country’s fourth largest retail chain. The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 202 hypermarkets in 79 cities across Russia and 69 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,212,170 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,700 sq.m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 900 sq.m. The Company operates seven owned distribution centres.

The Company’s price-led hypermarket formats are differentiated in terms of their promotion and pricing strategies as well as their local product assortment. The Company employed approximately 40,400 people as of 30 June 20171.

The Company’s management team combines a mix of local knowledge and international expertise coupled with extensive operational experience in Russia. Lenta’s largest shareholders include TPG Capital and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, both of which are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Lenta is listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Moscow Exchange and trades under the ticker: ‘LNTA’.

A brief video summary on Lenta’s business and its Big Data initiative can be seen here.


Тel:+7 (812) 336 39 97

FTI Consulting :
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Тel:+7 495 795 06 23

Source: Lenta

Build-A-Bear Workshop unveils a very merry collection of gifts and furry friends to celebrate the holidays

Build-A-Bear Workshop unveils a very merry collection of gifts and furry friends to celebrate the holidays


ST. LOUIS, 2017-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ —  “The Fun Before Christmas” has already begun at Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW), an interactive destination where Guests can create personalized furry friends, as today ( Nov. 1, 2017)  Build-A-Bear Workshop unveils a very merry collection of gifts and furry friends to celebrate the holidays the company unveiled a very merry collection of gifts and furry friends to celebrate the holidays. Enjoy festive activities in Build-A-Bear Workshop stores all season long—like signing your name to the “Nice List”—or making your own reindeer or too-cute turkey! Holiday hugs are just a Workshop (or visit to away.

Now is the time to “stuff” and “dress” our new make-your-own Gobblin’ Turkey!  Add a gobblin’ sound chip and a Thanksgiving pilgrim outfit all just in time to celebrate the holiday; then, bring the bird home from a Build-A-Bear Workshop store or find it at the new

The Merry Mission reindeer are back to save the holidays once again, because the “Nice List” is so long! In addition to the eight classic reindeer, Glisten—Santa’s Star-Powered glittery white deer—returns as Color Glow Glisten with sparkly hooves, light-up antlers and a signature medallion. She is also available in a new jumbo, 21-inch version, while supplies last in stores and online. Silver Snow joins the team as a new pal who studied with Glisten at Reindeer Academy, and the darling reindeer twins, Tinsel and Twinkle, have returned to Build-A-Bear Workshop—this time with glowing fur!

Build-A-Bear has launched a brand new website with a new, fun way to make your own furry friend using “The Bear Builder“! In addition to offering all of our holiday products on the site, we also have special items available exclusively online. For really big bear hugs, check out the new 36-inch Champ Bear. Sweet Buttercream Bear, in elegant holiday colors with soft cream fur, green eyes and shiny red paw pads, is a gift that can be perfectly personalized! Customize this furry friend with up to three lines of embroidery or a monogram to send warm wishes. Christmas Joy Bear is a holiday classic you’ll treasure for years to come. With festive paw pads, this online exclusive bear is the perfect present under the tree.

Check out all the Build-A-Bear Workshop holiday furry friends, plus new licensed products—including collections based on the hottest movies—by visiting the updated and

Build-A-Bear Workshop is adding a little more heart to life this year with help from four charitable organizations: Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, which delivers a message of hope to less fortunate children through a new toy at Christmas, in the United States; Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, which helps young people achieve great futures in safe places where they can learn and grow, in Canada; Barnardo’s, which transforms the lives of the U.K.’s most vulnerable children, in the United Kingdom; and Barnardos Ireland, which works with vulnerable children and their families—and campaigns for the rights of all children—in Ireland.

From Friday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 3, Build-A-Bear Workshop will host global “Stuffed with Hugs” events where Guests of U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland stores can make bears at no charge to be donated to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, Barnardo’s and Barnardos Ireland, respectively.

Now through Dec. 10, Build-A-Bear Workshop Guests can donate new, unwrapped toys to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation at U.S. stores; to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada in Canada stores; to Barnardo’s at U.K. stores; and to Barnardos Ireland at Ireland stores. Now through Dec. 24, Build-A-Bear Workshop Guests can make a donation at checkout to benefit Marine Toys for Tots Foundation in U.S. stores; to Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada in Canada stores; to Barnardo’s in U.K. stores and at Barnardos Ireland in Ireland stores at checkout.

Don’t miss the Build-A-Bear “Discover Adventure!” float as it travels through Manhattan during the 91stAnnual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. The Parade will air nationwide on NBC-TV, on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 from 9 a.m. – noon in all time zones. Join the new Build-A-Bear Bonus Club and follow Build-A-Bear on FacebookTwitterYouTube and Instagram to learn more about events and special promotions—including hot Black Friday deals!—happening in stores and online.

About Build-A-Bear
Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear, a global brand kids love and parents trust, seeks to add a little more heart to life. Build-A-Bear Workshop has approximately 400 stores worldwide where Guests can create customizable furry friends, including company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and China, and franchise stores in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Mexico and the Middle East. The company was named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the ninth year in a row in 2017. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) posted a total revenue of $364.2 million in fiscal 2016. For more information, visit


Maria Lemakis

SOURCE: Build-A-Bear Workshop


Kum & Go opens the doors to its newest store in Altoona, Iowa

New store on First Avenue features fresh food and a variety of fuel options

Altoona, IA, 2017-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go opens the doors Thursday, November 2, at 6 a.m. to its newest store in Altoona, Iowa, at 1430 1st Avenue North. The 6,000+-square foot store will focus on fresh food and features a variety of unique offerings. To help encourage customers to try those offerings, the first 99 customers will receive a coupon for a 99-cent whole pizza!

A key feature of the store is an expanded and open food preparation area that customers can see from the moment they enter. Other location features include:

  • Elevated food experience with Kum & Go’s “Go Fresh Market”
  • Open kitchen layout, clear aisles and easy-to-navigate zones
  • Seating inside and patio seating outside
  • Custom Ampersand sculpture celebrating the sights and attractions of the Altoona community
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and charging stations for customers
  • Design using energy efficient and sustainable design practices

“This footprint represents everything that Kum & Go strives to be for our associates and for our customers,” said Kum & Go president and CEO Kyle J. Krause. “This is the evolution of our brand promise and business approach. Now customers can truly experience the “more” that we provide.”

The store will be open 24 hours a day. The phone number to the store is 515-967-4897. The phone number to the food area is 515-967-5059.

This is the second Kum & Go in Altoona. Kum & Go operates 52 stores in the Des Moines area and 132 in the state of Iowa. Future locations of this food-focused layout are planned for 2017 in Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).


Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

The Wendy’s Company declares regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per share

DUBLIN, Ohio, 2017-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) today (Nov. 2, 2017) announced the declaration of its regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per share, payable on December 15, 2017, to shareholders of record as of December 1, 2017.

The approximate number of common shares outstanding as of October 31, 2017 was 242.2 million.

About The Wendy’s Company
The Wendy’s Company is the world’s third-largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy’s® system includes approximately 6,500 franchise and Company-operated restaurants in the United States and 30 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit

There can be no assurance that any additional regular quarterly cash dividends will be declared or paid after the date hereof, or of the amount or timing of such dividends, if any. Future dividend payments, if any, are subject to applicable law, will be made at the discretion of the Board of Directors and will be based on factors such as The Wendy’s Company’s earnings, financial condition and cash requirements and other factors.

Investor Contact:
Peter Koumas
Director – Investor Relations
(614) 764-8478

SOURCE: The Wendy’s Company

Iceland to continue accepting old “round pound” coins until 31 October

London, 2017-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Iceland will continue to accept payments in old “round pound” coins at all its Iceland and The Food Warehouse stores in the UK until 31 December 2017, extending its previously announced deadline of 31 October.

Iceland Group Managing Director Tarsem Dhaliwal said: “We try to help our customers in any way we can, and the statistics tell us that very many people must still have old pound coins stashed away in their homes or cars. So we are happy to save them the trouble of changing these old coins at a bank by allowing them to spend round pounds in our stores until the end of the year.

“We offer a truly amazing range of products for just £1, from deep pan pizzas, ready meals and frozen vegetables to groceries and fresh produce. Or you can save the money on your Iceland Bonus Card and we will add £1 for every £20 you save – probably the best rate of return you will find on the high street. So if you find a hoard of old pound coins down the sofa or in a piggy bank before the end of 2017 you know what to do – come and spend them in Iceland!”

About Iceland Foods
Iceland is recognised as the leader in frozen food with over 890 stores in the UK. The company prides itself on being a convenient and friendly place to do the family’s weekly shop, as well as to meet everyone’s daily top-up shopping needs for fresh, chilled and frozen food and groceries. Iceland’s nationwide online shopping service was named the UK’s best in the 2016 and 2017 Which supermarket surveys, Online Supermarket of the Year in the Grocer Gold Awards 2017 and Online Retailer of the Year in the IGD Awards 2017. For 20 years Iceland has also offered a unique, free
home delivery service for in-store purchases.

Since 1970 Iceland has been proudly demonstrating to shoppers just how the Power of Frozen can deliver an extensive choice of high quality, great-tasting food from fine sources around the world at great value prices.

With the Power of Frozen at its heart, Iceland naturally generates low levels of food waste. The company is also known as a pioneer in removing artificial colours, flavours and non-essential preservatives from its own label products. It has ranked as one of the UK’s Best Big Companies to Work For in each of the last 11 years, and was number one in both 2012 and 2014.

Keith Hann
Director of Corporate Affairs
01244 842228 / 07831 521870

Source: Iceland

ChannelAdvisor Corporation Q3 2017 results: Total revenue of $30.1 million increased 8 percent YoY

  • Revenue of $30.1 million increases 8 percent year-over-year
  • GAAP net loss of $(4.1) million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $0.4 million exceeds guidance

Research Triangle Park, 2017-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE:ECOM), a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and branded manufacturers to increase global sales, today (Nov. 02, 2017 ) announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

“Revenue in the third quarter was at the top end of our guidance range,” said David Spitz, CEO of ChannelAdvisor. “This revenue, combined with our careful expense management, produced adjusted EBITDA that was above the high end of our guidance. Our long-term trend of increasing average revenue per customer continued in the third quarter, reflecting both the value we bring to customers, as well as our focus on larger deals. In addition, we are encouraged by growing interest from brands and manufacturers looking to partner with us for their marketplace strategies. We were also pleased to see our international revenue increase 16% year over year for the quarter. Offsetting our overall performance in the quarter was a slower than expected recovery in digital marketing, as well as a sales reorganization in North America that impacted execution in the quarter. As a result of these factors, we are now moderating our revenue and adjusted EBITDA expectations for full year 2017, but we remain confident in our ability to drive faster growth next year, as these changes in the North America sales organization are designed to replicate the strong results we have seen internationally following similar organizational changes earlier in the year. With these changes and continued investments in our technology leadership, we are confident we are now even better positioned to make improving progress toward our long-term financial targets.”

Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

  • Total revenue of $30.1 million for the third quarter of 2017 increased 8 percent compared with total revenue of $28.0 million for the third quarter of 2016.
  • GAAP net loss was $(4.1) million compared with GAAP net loss of $(2.6) million in the third quarter of 2016. GAAP net loss per share was $(0.15), based on 26.4 million weighted average shares outstanding, compared with a GAAP net loss per share of $(0.10) in the year-ago period, based on 25.7 million weighted average shares then outstanding.
  • Non-GAAP net loss, which excludes the impact of non-cash stock-based compensation, was $(1.2) million for the third quarter of 2017 compared with non-GAAP net income of $0.3 million for the third quarter of 2016.
  • Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, was $0.4 million for the third quarter of 2017 compared with $2.2 million for the third quarter of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA excludes depreciation, amortization, income tax expense (benefit), interest, and stock-based compensation expense.
  • Cash and cash equivalents at quarter-end totaled $54.2 million, compared with $57.9 million at the end of the second quarter of 2017.

Recent Business Highlights

  • Average revenue per customer, calculated on a trailing twelve-month basis, increased 9 percent to $41,748 for the twelve months ended September 30, 2017, compared with $38,400 for the twelve months ended September 30, 2016. Total customer count was 2,902 at the end of the third quarter of 2017, compared with 2,880 customers at the end of the third quarter of 2016. These metrics do not include approximately 50 net new customers acquired with our acquisition of HubLogix Commerce Corp. during the second quarter of 2017.
  • Fixed subscription fees were 79 percent of total revenue and variable subscription fees were 21 percent of total revenue for the third quarter of 2017. This compares to 80 percent and 20 percent, respectively, for the third quarter of 2016.
  • Added new top-tier customers including Edgewell Personal Care Oceania, Gildan, LG Electronics Nordic, Radioshack, and Stanley Black & Decker.
  • Released new platform capabilities in the company’s second release this year, featuring an integration for Amazon Marketing Services (AMS), the introduction of ChannelAdvisor’s new Price Manager and Demand Forecaster, along with support for eBay Guaranteed Delivery and Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime in the UK and Germany.
  • Expanded its research and development team with a new office in Madrid, Spain, and announced plans to open an office in Denver, CO.
  • Announced support for both Catch and Amazon Marketplaces in Australia.
  • Recognized as one of the Triangle Business Journal’s 2017 Best Places to Work and named a finalist for the NC Tech Awards – Use of Technology, E-Commerce award.

Financial Outlook

Based on information available as of today, ChannelAdvisor is issuing the following guidance for the fourth quarter and full year of 2017:

Fourth Quarter 2017

  • Total revenue between $34.0 million and $34.6 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA between $3.7 million and $4.3 million.
  • Stock-based compensation expense between $3.0 million and $3.4 million.
  • 26.6 million weighted average shares outstanding.

Full Year 2017

  • Total revenue between $122.4 million and $123.0 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA between $4.4 million and $5.0 million.
  • Stock-based compensation expense between $12.1 million and $12.5 million.
  • 26.4 million weighted average shares outstanding.

Refer to the “Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Reconciliation” table included with the financial tables at the end of this release for the reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP financial measure.

Conference Call Information

What: ChannelAdvisor Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results Conference Call

When: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time: 4:30 p.m. ET

Live Call: (855) 638-4821, Passcode 2143219, Domestic (704) 288-0612, Passcode 2143219, International

Webcast: (live and replay)

Key Operating Metrics

Average revenue per customer is revenue divided by the average monthly number of customers during the period, which is calculated by taking the sum of the number of customers at the end of each month in the period and dividing by the number of months in the period.

Number of customers includes all customers who subscribe to at least one of our solutions, but excludes customers acquired from our acquisition of HubLogix and customers who subscribe only to certain legacy product offerings that are no longer part of our strategic focus.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains the following non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP net (loss) income and adjusted EBITDA.

ChannelAdvisor believes that these non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information to management and investors relating to ChannelAdvisor’s financial condition and results of operations. The company’s management uses these non-GAAP measures to compare the company’s performance to that of prior periods for trend analyses, and for budgeting and planning purposes. The company believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing the company’s financial measures with other software companies, many of which present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors, and that it allows for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision-making.

Management of the company does not consider these non-GAAP measures in isolation or as an alternative to financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP. The principal limitation of these non-GAAP financial measures is that they exclude significant expenses that are required by GAAP to be recorded in the company’s financial statements. In order to compensate for these limitations, management presents non-GAAP financial measures together with GAAP results. Non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to results and guidance prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results. Reconciliation tables of the most comparable GAAP financial measures to the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release are included with the financial tables at the end of this release. ChannelAdvisor urges investors to review the reconciliation and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate the company’s business. In addition, other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate similarly named non-GAAP measures differently than we do, which limits their usefulness in comparing our financial results with theirs.

About ChannelAdvisor

ChannelAdvisor (NYSE: ECOM) is a leading e-commerce cloud platform whose mission is to connect and optimize the world’s commerce. For nearly two decades, ChannelAdvisor has helped retailers and branded manufacturers worldwide improve their online performance by expanding sales channels, connecting with consumers around the world, optimizing their operations for peak performance and providing actionable analytics to improve competitiveness. Thousands of customers depend on ChannelAdvisor to securely power their sales and optimize fulfillment on channels such as Amazon, eBay, Google, Facebook, Walmart and hundreds more. For more information, visit

Media Contact:

Caroline Riddle

Source: ChannelAdvisor/globenewswire