JCPenney to open its doors at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for its annual Black Friday sale

  • Stores Open at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for Black Friday Shopping
  • JCPenney Beckons Black Friday Bargain Hunters With Coupon Giveaways up to $500 off and Amazing Deals on TV’s, Toys, Smart Home Tech, Beauty, Diamonds, Smart Watches, Boots and More

PLANO, Texas, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — This season, JCPenney is inviting shoppers to take “The JCPenney Holiday Challenge” and get everything on their list for less than they think. Through its engaging marketing campaign, JCPenney will showcase its assortment of unique, must-have gifts at amazing prices, such as 55” and 65” high definition televisions from Samsung and LG, Playstation 4 consoles, Google Home devices, Samsung SmartThings products and toys from LEGO®, Star Wars™, Barbie®, Melissa & Doug® and more, inspiring shoppers to rediscover JCPenney as the ultimate holiday shopping destination.

“We are stepping up our game when it comes to showcasing the breadth of newness, excitement and value within our gift assortment this year, proving that if shoppers go to JCPenney looking for a special gift, they will come out finding so much more,” said Marci Grebstein, chief marketing officer for JCPenney. “By leveraging this key shopping period, we are looking to surprise holiday shoppers with the level of relevant merchandise available at JCPenney, updating their perception of our brand this season and beyond.”

The Ultimate Savings Challenge: The Annual JCPenney Black Friday Sale
JCPenney will open its doors at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for its annual Black Friday sale. For customers who wish to get a head start on their holiday shopping, Black Friday sale prices will be available at four days earlier, beginning Sunday, Nov. 19. For shoppers who cannot wait for the Company’s Black Friday sale, JCPenney will host a “Black Friday Prices Now” sale from Nov. 16-18, offering Black Friday prices on select items within pajamas, towels, cookware, jewelry and accessories.

When stores open on Thanksgiving Day, early shoppers will be greeted with an envelope containing a coupon worth $10 off $10, $100 off $100 or $500 off $500 or more purchase, while supplies last. Coupons are valid for use in stores only starting on Thanksgiving Day. Stores will continue to remain open for the Company’s Black Friday sale until Friday, Nov. 24 at 10 p.m. This year’s Black Friday deals include exciting offers such as:

  • $2.99 Home Expressions® 100 percent cotton towel
  • $4.99 JoJo Siwa hairbows
  • $5 pajama pants for the family
  • $8.99 Disney® Collection medium plush toy
  • $9 Women’s St. John’s Bay® cable sweater with matching $5 St. John’s Bark dog sweater
  • $12.99-$22.99 Liz Claiborne® charging accessories
  • $14.99 wet brush and mini flat iron set
  • $15 and under beauty product deals from Sephora inside JCPenney
  • $19.99 women’s boots
  • $19.99 cooks™ 2.5 L. convection air fryer
  • $20 1/10 CT. T.W. diamond studs or pendant in sterling silver
  • $20 Xersion puffer jacket for him and her
  • $23.09-$39.99 girls’ collectibles Num Noms and Hatchimals
  • $29.99 Skyrider Falcon 2 Pro drone with camera
  • $29.99 kids’ 4D augmented reality and virtual reality kits
  • $39.99 iLive voice activated concierge wireless speaker with Amazon Alexa
  • $39.99 5-pc Protocol® Garrison luggage set
  • $49.99 iTouch smart watch
  • $59.99 Keurig® K55 brewer (after $20 mail in rebate)
  • $79.99 Google Home smart speaker and home assistant
  • $149.99 Samsung SmartThings home monitoring kit
  • $199.99 Playstation4 1TB console
  • $499.99 Samsung 55” class ultra HD 4K smart TV 54.6” diagonal screen
  • $995 Samsung 26 cu. ft. 3-door French-door refrigerator

Following the retailer’s Black Friday sale, the savings continue with the JCPenney Cyber Monday sale from Nov. 25-29, offering over 100,000 deals – twice as many compared to last year – in stores and online at with free shipping on orders of $25 or more. Store customers on Saturday, Nov. 25 will also be treated to a $10 off $10 or more coupon giveaway while supplies last.

Wow! That’s JCPenney?
Throughout the season, holiday shoppers will discover a surprising selection of gifts at JCPenney this year, from the latest trends in fashion, jewelry, accessories and home décor, including the retailer’s limited-edition exclusive capsule collection, Tracee Ellis Ross for JCPenney, to the hottest products in beauty from Sephora inside JCPenney. Along with its Disney Collection inside JCPenney shop, JCPenney has also added 40 percent more toys and games in store, as well as new electronic categories such as televisions, home audio systems and the season’s coolest tech gadgets along with a selection of smart watches from top brands such as Samsung, LG and Garmin®. In addition to the retailer’s compelling private brands, shoppers can also expect to find leading national brands from Nike® and adidas® to Levi’s®, Kitchenaid® and more.

It’s On!: The JCPenney Holiday Challenge
The Company kicked off its holiday marketing campaign today with the first of five television commercials featuring real holiday shoppers, asking how much they spent last year on holiday gifts, and then inviting them to beat that number with the “JCPenney Holiday Challenge.” Cameras follow along as each person shops, capturing their reactions as they discover the retailer’s inspiring and affordable selection of gifts. The retailer will also air versions of the “JCPenney Holiday Challenge” in Spanish catering to the Hispanic market.

JCPenney will invite customers to share their savings using the #JCPchallenge hashtag and snapping a photo of their shopping haul or the bottom of their JCPenney receipt to show how much they saved. The campaign will be further supported by digital, direct mail and email components, and prints ads in top fashion magazines will highlight the Tracee Ellis Ross for JCPenney collection. Additionally, a dedicated TV spot promoting the Company’s Black Friday sale will air during the NFL’s annual Thanksgiving Day football games – one of the most highly watched events on television.

JCPenney will continue its philanthropic tradition by teaming up with its signature charity partner, the YMCA, to provide giving sprees to underserved families. This year, families affected by the recent hurricanes will receive brand new home appliances, courtesy of LG, Samsung and GE, along with a $5,000 JCPenney shopping spree.

Adding to the spirit of giving, JCPenney will host a holiday relief station backstage at the Nickelodeon HALO Awards 2017 to pack boxes of relief supplies, benefiting Y kids in Puerto Rico. The boxes will include water, batteries, flashlights, backpacks, kids’ pajamas, socks and underwear, along with comfort items such as teddy bears and activity pads. JCPenney is the exclusive retail sponsor of the Nickelodeon HALO Awards premiering Sunday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons.

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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,, 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

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Meijer celebrates family togetherness with its new Thanksgiving TV commercial

Meijer celebrates family togetherness with its new Thanksgiving TV commercial


TV spot features a veteran who grew up shopping at Meijer; highlights food, family and friends

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer recently released its new Thanksgiving TV commercial that celebrates the time-honored tradition of traveling home for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The commercial began airing Nov. 4 in select cities and will expand to all markets within the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer’s six-state footprint of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin leading up until Thanksgiving Day. The 60-second spot features three scenarios of families and friends traveling home for Thanksgiving, including one actor who is an actual veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who grew up shopping at Meijer.

“For many people who grew up in the Midwest, Meijer means home.  We’ve heard many customers say that passing a Meijer truck or a Meijer store means they are close to family,” said Nicole Laughlin, Vice President of Brand Development and Marketing for Meijer. “Of all the holidays, travel is most associated with Thanksgiving. We were able to marry two concepts we know a lot about – family and food – into one TV commercial that beautifully captures the anticipation of going home and the delight around sharing Thanksgiving with family.”

The Meijer Thanksgiving TV spot developed by Chicago-based advertising agency, The Distillery Project. The commercial’s media buy includes airing the spot as a pre-roll video on relevant video featured on and YouTube. Meijer will also utilize SambaTV to expand its views across devices, such as Roku, AmazonFire TV and Tivo.

The Distillery Project also produced the 2016 award-winning Meijer Holiday TV commercial. Meijer plans to re-broadcast the award-winning spot after Thanksgiving.

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 Follow Meijer on Twitter and or become a fan at


Jennifer Rook

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Meijer expands home delivery service to include season’s hottest gifts and toys and thousands of other items

Meijer expands home delivery service to include season’s hottest gifts and toys and thousands of other items


Retailer’s home delivery service expands to include toys, wrapping paper, Christmas decorations and thousands of other items

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is gearing up for the holidays by adding thousands of general merchandise items to its popular store-to-door home delivery service, challenging online retailers as competition for customer wallets continues to increase for Thanksgiving, Christmas and seasonal celebrations.

The general merchandise items now available through Meijer Home Delivery includes the season’s hottest gifts and toys, as well as wrapping paper, artificial trees and Christmas decorations. Other items added to a total of more than 70,000 fresh produce, grocery and general merchandise items hand-picked by Shipt shoppers from local Meijer stores include electronics like TVs, tablets, headphones, drones and gaming systems.

“We’ve had tremendous success delivering groceries to our customers across the Midwest, so we are very pleased to offer them the convenience of having their holiday gifts delivered to their doorstep as well,” Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes said. “Whether you are looking for a turkey, toys and gifts or even decorations, our brick–and-mortar stores combined with a personal shopping solution provides something for everyone’s holiday shopping needs.”

Since launching in Detroit last September, Meijer and official home delivery partner Shipt have expanded the personalized service to more than 200 stores in just 148 days. The Meijer Home Delivery service is now on-pace to make more than a million deliveries from its stores by year end, and is now available to more than 10 million households in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky.

Keyes said one reason the program has been so successful is the company’s ability to offer product selection from its supercenters. A typical Meijer store features everything from fresh produce and grocery to general merchandise items, including light bulbs, diapers and baby items, as well as bulk items, like bags of rock salt and pet foods.

The National Retail Federation expects retail sales in November and December – excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants – to increase as much as 4 percent this year, for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion last year.

Because most Meijer stores are open 24-hours-a-day, customers can choose delivery times most convenient for them, which gives people the flexibility to shop and receive orders very early in the morning or late at night.

Meijer has also provided home delivery service members the ability to earn mPerks Rewards that can be redeemed in store, as well as offering sales on hundreds of items each week found through the Shipt app.

Meijer customers can sign up for the service for $99 per year. Unlimited deliveries are free for orders over $35; a flat $7 delivery fee is added to any orders under $35.

About Meijer:

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

About Shipt:

Shipt, the nation’s fastest growing online grocery marketplace, works with leading retailers and local stores to deliver groceries via a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Since its founding in 2014, Shipt has been rapidly expanding and now offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to over 30 million households in 70 markets across the country. Shipt offers unlimited grocery deliveries to members for $99 per year. The company currently has corporate offices in Birmingham, AL and San Francisco.


Joe Hirschmugl

Source: Meijer


Target unveils its Black Friday deals

Target unveils its Black Friday deals


Retailer’s Black Friday ad features thousands of deals, including lowest prices of the year on video games, TVs, electronics and more, with select offers available today

  • Target stores will be open 6 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving, and will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24
  • Black Friday deals will be available for all guests on early the morning of Thanksgiving, with free shipping on all orders
  • For the first time, when guests spend $50 on Friday, Nov. 24, they will receive a coupon for 20 percent off a future shopping trip

MINNEAPOLIS, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today (November 6, 2017) revealed its Black Friday ad, available at, including the lowest prices ever on some of the hottest gifts and must-have products of the holidays. Guests will have several opportunities to shop Black Friday deals leading up to Thanksgiving, when stores will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight, with nearly all deals available on early that same day.

“When you consider the breadth of our Black Friday offers, guests can save more across Target than any other time of the year, with literally thousands of deals to choose from,” said Mark Tritton, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Target. “Beyond the big shopping event, guests can feel confident they’ll find incredible value at Target whether they shop online or at one of our more than 1,800 stores. With low prices in every department, as well as sales like Cyber Monday and our new Weekend Deals, we’ll offer a steady stream of deals throughout the season.”

“We know that shopping Black Friday deals at Target is an annual tradition for many of our guests across the country,” said Janna Potts, executive vice president and chief stores officer, Target. “Our hours for this year ensure we’re ready with great deals for those guests who want to shop following their Thanksgiving dinner, while also giving our teams a chance to recharge and prepare our stores before we open on Friday to greet guests with even more holiday savings.”

Black Friday Preview Sale, Nov. 6
Black Friday savings begin today with the retailer’s popular Preview Sale. For the fourth year in a row, guests can get a jump start on holiday shopping with select Black Friday deals across toys, electronics, entertainment and more. New this year, discounts will be applied automatically at checkout, with no coupon or codes required, making saving quicker and easier for guests. Guests can view the Preview Sale deals at Deals are available in all stores until close and until 11:59 p.m. PST on Nov. 6.

Early Access and Black Friday Weekend, Nov. 22 – Nov. 25
New this year, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, Target will make more than 100 Black Friday deals available on for REDcard holders only through its Early Access sale. This is the most Black Friday deals the retailer has ever made available before Thanksgiving. The sale for REDcard holders will start early the morning of Nov. 22. As always, guests who shop with a REDcard receive 5 percent savings on nearly all items.

All guests can shop Target’s Black Friday deals on early the morning of Thanksgiving or when stores open at 6 p.m. Guests will receive free shipping on all orders, with no minimum purchase. In addition, the retailer is making more Black Friday deals eligible for Order Pickup than ever for guests who want to buy online and pickup in a store. For the fourth year in a row, Target stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, and this year, stores will close at midnight. These new hours will accommodate guests who make Black Friday shopping part of their Thanksgiving tradition, and reflect when the retailer has seen the most shopping in stores for the past several years.

The retailer will once again have designated team members serving as line service ambassadors to direct guests, answer questions and distribute tickets for select doorbusters. Guests can easily locate deals with clear signing in stores and via the Target app.

As part of its Black Friday sale, Target is offering the lowest prices ever on select items. Top deals include:

  • 13 TVs under $300 and the lowest price ever on a 55” TV, Westinghouse 55” UHD TV for $249.99.
  • Lowest price ever on Xbox One S and PlayStation 4 consoles.
    -Xbox One S 500GB console, $189.99 with a $25 Target GiftCard, giving guests $115 in total value (Reg. $279.99).
    -Sony PlayStation 4 1TB console, $199.99, giving guests $100 in savings (Reg. $299.99).
  • Nearly 1,000 toys under $10 and 2,000 under $20, including the popular 3-foot stuffed bear (in stores only) and PAW Patrol Mission Cruiser playset.
  • KitchenAid Ultra Power Plus 4.5qt Stand Mixer, $249.99, giving guests $100 in savings (Reg. $349.99).
  • Buy one, get one 50 percent off on hundreds of beauty gift sets—the most beauty sets the retailer has ever offered on sale.
  • Some of the lowest prices of the season on brands like A New Day and Goodfellow & Co, with sweaters and fleeces for the family starting at just $10.

Black Friday savings will continue on Friday, Nov. 24, when Target will open at 6 a.m. For the first time, guests who spend $50 in stores or on on Friday, Nov. 24, will receive a coupon for 20 percent off a future shopping visit that can be redeemed between Nov. 28 and Dec. 10.

Holiday Hours, Staffing and More Ways to Save
Target invests in its team members and values the individuals who come together as a team to serve its guests. In October, the company announced a minimum wage increase to $11 an hour for all team members, including thousands of team members hired for the holidays. During the holiday season, Target works closely with its team members to understand scheduling preferences and compensates all hourly team members who work on national holidays, including Thanksgiving, with pay equal to time-and-a-half their hourly rate. Also, all hourly team members who work certain shifts on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and the weekends leading up to Christmas will receive additional compensation on top of premium holiday pay. This holiday pay is an investment in Target’s team and the elevated experience they provide to Target guests during the holiday season. Target’s extended hours for the holidays include:

  • Nov. 23: All stores open at 6 p.m. and close at midnight
  • Nov. 24: All stores open at 6 a.m. and close at 10, 11 p.m. or midnight
  • Nov. 25: All stores open at the regular time of 7 or 8 a.m. and close at 10, 11 p.m. or midnight
  • Nov. 26: All stores open at the regular time of 7 or 8 a.m. and close at 10, 11 p.m. or midnight
  • Dec. 17-23: All stores open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight
  • Dec. 24:  All stores open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 or 11 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: All stores closed
  • Dec. 26: All stores open at 7 a.m. and close at 10, 11 p.m. or midnight
  • Dec. 31: All stores open at regular time of 7 or 8 a.m. and close at 9 or 10 p.m.

The savings will continue after Black Friday. Guests will find deep discounts on on Cyber Monday and beyond, which will be shared at a later date, as well as new Weekend Deals, offered through December. Details about upcoming Weekend Deals can be viewed throughout the season at A Bullseye View beginning Wednesday, Nov. 8.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,828 stores and at Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals millions of dollars a week. For more information, visit For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

Investor relations:
(612) 696-3400

Source: Target



Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 901,079 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from October 30, 2017 up to and including November 3, 2017. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €16.10 per share for a total consideration of €14.5 million. These repurchases were made as part of the €1 billion share buyback program announced on December 7, 2016.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 49,430,023 common shares for a total consideration of €897 million.

Download the share buyback transactions excel sheet for detailed individual transaction information under “Files to download” (on the right).

Visit for a complete overview of all Ahold Delhaize share buyback programs.


Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
+31 88 6595134

SOURCE: Ahold Delhaize

Co-op supports Booth Centre’s annual Manchester Sleepout to raise awareness and confront challenges of homelessness

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hundreds are set to sleep out in support of homeless people this Friday (10 November) as the Booth Centre hosts its annual Manchester Sleepout.

A record number of people have registered to take part in the event which is taking place at the city’s Cathedral.

The Manchester Sleepout is designed to bring the community together, raising vital funds and increasing awareness of how the Booth Centre works to bring about positive long-term change to the lives of those who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, in the city.

The Co-op has also joined with the Booth Centre to launch an appeal for tinned food and toiletries. Items can be dropped off at 20 of its stores in and around Manchester including those in High Street; Corporation Street; the Green Quarter and, Stretford Road, Hulme. The Co-op is also among a number of Manchester-based businesses to take part in the Sleep Out, raising much needed funds and awareness.

It has also been announced this week that The Booth Centre is set to be a beneficiary of the Co-op’s Membership scheme from later this month – the local community fund not only sees Members receive a 5% reward every time they swipe their Membership card when buying own-brand products, but also the community retailer donating a further 1% to local good causes and charities who contribute to improving local life.

Amy Hinks, Development Manager, Booth Centre, said: “We have been delighted with this year’s response with over 400 people now registered. We see first-hand the hardships that homeless people face day after day. The Manchester Sleepout does not aim to replicate what it’s like to sleep rough, but to raise vital awareness of what people go through and how difficult it can be. We know that with the right support lives can be turned around. The reasons why people find themselves sleeping rough are many, and at this time of year in particular they face cold, hunger, fear, loneliness and social isolation daily.

“At the Booth Centre we provide a variety of different services to help people rebuild lives, including arts and sports sessions, education and training workshops, employment advice and support in finding and moving into accommodation – together we can raise funds and awareness which can make a difference to the lives of people locally in crisis.”

John Paul Hooper, Area Manager for the Co-op in Manchester, said: “We are pleased to support this appeal which is working to raise awareness and confront the many challenges that homelessness brings – as a co-operative, inclusivity and equality is at the centre of what we do and teaming up with the Booth Centre can help to make a difference to people living in our community who are desperately in need of support through both practical help and, guidance towards accessing the right support and services.”

Further information:
Andrew Torr
Press Office
M: 07702 505 551

Source: Coop

Sunoco LP names Joe Kim as chief executive officer

DALLAS, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) (“Sunoco” or the “Partnership”) announced today (Nov. 6, 2017) that Joe Kim has been named chief executive officer of Dallas-based Sunoco LP, effective January 1, 2018. Kim has been serving as president and chief operating officer since June following the announcement that current Chief Executive Officer Bob Owens would retire from the Partnership as of December 31, 2017. Owens will continue to serve as a consultant to the Partnership through 2019.

Prior to his most recent appointment, Kim had been serving as executive vice president and chief development officer for Sunoco from October 2015 to June 2017, where he was responsible for all business development and merger and acquisition activities across the Partnership.  During his service with Sunoco, Kim has provided a wealth of experience and expertise in strategic planning and execution of growth initiatives.

Previously, Kim held the position of chief operating officer at Pizza Hut, where he was responsible for management of all operations, with an emphasis on speed to market and restaurant excellence.  Prior to that, he worked for fifteen years at Valero Energy where his most recent position was senior vice president of strategy and growth. He also held roles in field and franchise operations, strategic planning, merchandising, development and investor relations. He began his career with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.  Kim is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

“I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Bob for his more than 20 years of service to Sunoco. We are grateful for his strategic leadership and wish him well as he embarks on his new endeavor,” said Matthew S. Ramsey, chairman of the board of Sunoco LP. “Bob is leaving Sunoco in good hands. Joe is an exceptionally talented leader and he is poised to successfully complete the transformation of the Partnership from a retail-based business into the premier U.S. fuel supplier.”

Sunoco LP  (NYSE: SUN) is a master limited partnership that operates 1,346 convenience stores and retail fuel sites and distributes motor fuel to 7,898 convenience stores, independent dealers, commercial customers and distributors located in 30 states.  Our parent — Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE) — owns SUN’s general partner and incentive distribution rights. For more information visit

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Senior Director – Investor Relations and Treasury
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Abercrombie & Fitch to host Q3 2017 earnings conference call on November 17, 2017

New Albany, Ohio, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) will be holding its quarterly earnings conference call for all interested parties on November 17, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. EST.  A press release detailing the company’s third quarter results is expected to be issued shortly after 7:30 a.m. EST.

What: Abercrombie & Fitch Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Earnings Call

When: 8:30 a.m. EST Friday, November 17, 2017


How: Live over the internet:  Log on to the web at the above address, select the Investors page and click on Events; or call:   Domestic Dial-In Number: 1-877-627-6590, ask for the Abercrombie & Fitch
Quarterly Call. Domestic Replay Number: 1-888-203-1112, conference ID number 5771918   International Dial-In Number: 1-719-325-4857, ask for the Abercrombie & Fitch
Quarterly Call. International Replay Number: 1-719-457-0820, conference ID number 5771918

The call will be archived and can be accessed for two weeks following the reporting date by calling either of the replay numbers listed above; or for 12 months by visiting the company’s website

An investor presentation of third quarter results will be available in the “Investors” section of the company’s website at at approximately 8:00 a.m. EST on Friday, November 17, 2017.

For further information, call:

Investor Contact:
Brian Logan
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6751

Media Contact:
Ian Bailey
Abercrombie & Fitch
(614) 283-6192

Source: Abercrombie & Fitch

Hermes Europe appoints Carole Walker Chief Executive Officer

Hamburg, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Long-time Chief of Hermes UK has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Europe, Hamburg. The experienced and highly successful manager takes over the leadership of all European logistics activities of the Otto Group from Donald Pilz.

Long-time Chief of Hermes UK has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Europe, Hamburg. The experienced and highly successful manager takes over the leadership of all European logistics activities of the Otto Group from Donald Pilz.

Carole Walker, one of the most successful managers of the Otto Group, was appointed CEO of Hermes Europe GmbH, Hamburg, the holding company for all European logistics activities of the Otto Group.

She joined the Otto Group 30 years ago and became Operations Director of Hermes UK in 2001 after having worked in operational business in the fields of Customer Service and Warehousing. Having successfully completed her MBA, she contributed in an exceptional manner to the success of the company as Managing Director since 2004 and as Chief Executive Officer since 2009.

“We are delighted to have found in Ms Walker a very experienced, highly successful and very strong personality with proven leadership qualities for this important task and wish her all the best“, emphasises Hanjo Schneider, Member of the Executive Board Otto Group and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Hermes Europe GmbH.

Walkers predecessor Donald Pilz has decided to resign as CEO of the Management Board of Hermes Europe GmbH due to differing views on the strategic direction of the Hermes Group.

Donald Pilz joined the Management Board of Hermes Europe GmbH as chairman on March 1st, 2016. He previously held various management positions in the transport and logistics sector, in particular for the TNT Group, where he headed, amongst others, the German business unit as CEO and later the Western and Central Europemregion of TNT Express. Prior to joining Hermes Europe, Mr Pilz was CEO of Palletways GmbH and Member of the European Board of Palletways Ltd.

The Otto Group sincerely regrets that Donald Pilz decided to leave the company, thanks him very much for his achievements and wishes him every success in his continuing career and all the best for his personal future.

Martijn de Lange, Managing Director of Hermes UK, will succeed Carole Walker as CEO of Hermes UK.

About Hermes

Hermes provides international logistics services to the retail industry. Headquartered in Hamburg, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Otto Group. The company is a leading specialist for retail-related services and partners numerous distance sellers in Germany and internationally. The range of services provided by the twelve Hermes companies embraces the full length of the supply chain: sourcing, quality assurance, transport, fulfilment, home deliveries and 2-man handling. In 2016 the Hermes Group grew consolidated revenue to 2.640 billion euros and increased the number of employees grows to 12,618. Hermes operates worldwide and has established country companies in the UK, France, Russia, Italy and Austria. More information:

About Otto Group

Founded in Germany in 1949, today the Otto Group is a globally operating retail and services group with around 49,750 employees. The Group includes 123 major companies and is present in over 30 countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Its business activities are grouped into three segments: Multichannel Retail, Financial Services and Service. In the 2016/17 financial year (to 28 February), the Otto Group generated turnover of 12.5 billion euros. It is one of the world’s largest online retailer. E-commerce, catalogue sales and over-the-counter retail form the three pillars of the Otto Group’s Multichannel Retail strategy. Its worldwide corporate activities, numerous strategic partnerships and joint ventures provide the Otto Group with excellent opportunities to transfer know-how and leverage areas of synergy potential. Group companies operate largely independently, guaranteeing flexibility, customer proximity and optimum target-group appeal in their respective national markets. For further information on the Otto Group visit

Media Contact:

Thomas Voigt
+49 40 6461 4010

Source: Otto Group

Kroger introduces a modern lifestyle apparel brand

CINCINNATI, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced today (Nov. 3, 2017) the introduction of a modern lifestyle apparel brand, built from the ground up to engage consumers in a new way.

“This new brand gives Kroger a chance to inspire and connect with our customers, offering effortless style every day – from elevated basics to fashionable highlights,” said Robert Clark, Kroger’s senior vice president of merchandising. “This new offering is on-trend, convenient, and right in line with our customers’ needs.”

Launching with children, young men, juniors, men and women, the line will offer active-inspired cuts and materials that move with consumers – clothes to truly live life in, and look good doing it. The brand will be playful, simple, and uplifting, speaking to all those who want to look and live their best.

“This launch of Our Brands fashion will re-invigorate Kroger’s apparel line. We will be able to serve our customers across the country the inspiration they are looking for, which translates into an immense opportunity for growth in sales, share, and loyalty,” Mr. Clark added.

The apparel brand will debut first at Fred Meyer and Kroger Marketplace stores, totaling 300 locations across the country, starting in fall 2018.

At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™.We are 450,000 associates who serve nearly nine million customers daily in 2,793 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Our Family of Companies operates an expanding ClickList offering – a personalized order online service – in addition to 2,258 pharmacies, 783 convenience stores, 307 fine jewelry stores, 222 retail health clinics, 1,472 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Our Company has been recognized as one of America’s most generous companies for our support of more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners, breast cancer research and awareness, the military and their families, and more than 145,000 community organizations including schools. As a leader in supplier diversity, we are a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.


Cincinnati/Dayton Division
(Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; northern Kentucky, southeastern Indiana)
Patty Leesemann

SOURCE: The Kroger Co.

ASOS launches “Try Before You Buy” service to UK app customers

New service brings the fitting room into your home

London, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — ASOS, one of the world’s leading destinations for fashion loving 20-somethings, today ( November 2, 2017) introduces the ability for UK app customers to try any of its 85,000 products at home and only pay for what they want to keep.

Powered by Klarna Pay Later, this new “Try Before You Buy” service is incredibly simple:
1. Choose what you’d like to try and have it delivered with any of ASOS’s fast and easy delivery options
2. Try everything on at home and decide what you would like to keep
3. Send back the items you don’t like
4. Only pay for what you keep, within 30 days of your order being dispatched – with no interest or fees

“We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the ASOS experience for our 15.4 million customers around the world,” said Nicola Thompson, Global Trading Director at ASOS. “We know people love the option of paying later only for the things they keep, and are excited to introduce this for customers shopping on our app in the UK.”

ASOS remains focused on giving its customers ultimate choice and the best experience possible. The company has taken an innovative approach to everything from technology, to fashion, to delivery and payment options. Just in the past two months alone ASOS has announced Style Match – visual search functionality; ASOS Instant – same day delivery for London customers; and ASOS make up – part of the newly relaunched Face + Body category.

To pay with Klarna Pay Later, you need to be 18 years of age and have a mobile number, email and UK residential address. Once your order has been confirmed, you’ll receive an email from Klarna with payment instructions. You’ll then have 30 days to complete the payment online, at your convenience, with no extra cost. You can pay via credit or debit card at If you decide to cancel your order, Klarna will withdraw the statement once your order has been cancelled. If you return your order, a refund will be processed once it arrives back at our warehouse. For more information, please visit here.

About ASOS:
ASOS is a global fashion destination for 20-somethings, selling cutting-edge fashion and offering a wide variety of fashion-related content, making the hub of a thriving fashion community. ASOS sells over 85,000 branded and own-label products through localised mobile and web experiences, delivering from fulfilment centres in the UK, US and Europe to almost every country in the world. ASOS tailors the mix of own-label, global and local brands sold through each of eight local language websites: UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia and Russia. ASOS’s websites attracted 135.7m visits during August 2017 (August 2016: 117.5m) and as at 31 August 2017 had 15.4m active customers* (31 August 2016: 12.4m), of which 5.2m were located in the UK and 10.2m were located in international territories (31 August 2016: 4.7m in the UK and 7.7m internationally).
*Defined as having shopped in the last twelve months as at 31 August 2017

About Klarna:
It’s all about smoooth (yes, with 3 ooo’s). Klarna is Europe’s leading payments provider and a newly-licensed bank, which wants to revolutionise the payment experience for shoppers and merchants alike. Founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2005, the fintech unicorn gives online consumers the option to pay now, pay later or over time – offering a trusted, frictionless and smoooth checkout experience. Klarna now works with 70,000 merchants to offer payment solutions to more than 60 million users in Europe and North America. Klarna has 1,500 employees and is active in 18 countries.

Media contact:

Source: ASOS

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

YORK, Pa., 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT) today 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

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. to start trading on the OTCQX Best Market starting Thursday, November 9

YORK, Pa., 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (“Bon-Ton” or the “Company”) (OTCQX:BONT) today (Nov. 03, 2017) announced that the shares of its common stock will begin to trade on the OTCQX Best Market starting Thursday, November 9.  Bon-Ton will continue to trade under the symbol “BONT.”  Shareholders can access real-time price quotes and financial disclosures for Bon-Ton on

With this announcement, Bon-Ton joins many other established public companies who use the OTCQX market, a recognized public market that offers efficient and transparent trading for U.S. and global companies.

The Company will continue its regular quarterly earnings press releases and conference calls in conjunction with filing quarterly and annual reports on Forms 10-Q and 10-K, respectively. Bon-Ton will also continue to file current reports on Form 8-K.

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

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information included in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements, which may be identified by words such as “may,” “could,” “will,” “plan,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend” or other similar expressions and include the Company’s fiscal 2017 guidance, involve important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect results in the future and, accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company.  Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to: risks related to retail businesses generally; a significant and prolonged deterioration of general economic conditions which could negatively impact the Company in a number of ways, including the potential write-down of the current valuation of intangible assets and deferred taxes; risks related to the Company’s proprietary credit card program; potential increases in pension obligations; consumer spending patterns, debt levels, and the availability and cost of consumer credit; additional competition from existing and new competitors or changes in the competitive environment; inflation; deflation; changes in the costs of fuel and other energy and transportation costs; weather conditions that could negatively impact sales; uncertainties associated with expanding or remodeling existing stores; the ability to attract and retain qualified management; the dependence upon relationships with vendors and their factors; a data security breach or system failure; the ability to reduce or control SG&A expenses, including initiatives to reduce expenses and improve profits; operational disruptions; unsuccessful marketing initiatives; the ability to expand our capacity and improve efficiency through our new eCommerce fulfillment center; changes in, or the failure to successfully implement, our key strategies, including initiatives to improve our merchandising, marketing and operations; adverse outcomes in litigation; the incurrence of unplanned capital expenditures; the ability to obtain financing for working capital, capital expenditures and general corporate purposes; the impact of regulatory requirements including the Health Care Reform Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; the inability or limitations on the Company’s ability to favorably adjust the valuation allowance on deferred tax assets; and the financial condition of mall operators.  Additional factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ from those contained in these forward-looking statements are discussed in greater detail under Item 1A of the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Christine Hojnacki
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

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

Giant Tiger opens new store in Brampton, Ontario

OTTAWA, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Saturday November 4th, Giant Tiger will celebrate the official opening of a new store in Brampton, Ontario.

The brand new 25,300 square foot Giant Tiger will be located at 499 Main Street South, Unit 123. Giant Tiger stores are stocked with affordable, on-trend home and family fashions, brand-name groceries, and everyday necessities at low prices. Giant Tiger is committed to saving Canadians time and money through our lower prices, flyer program, and our ad match guarantees. For you. For less. Every day!

The grand opening will be a fun-filled day with plenty of free activities for customers of all ages, including a charity BBQ, strolling entertainment, free face painting, promotional and gift card giveaways, and of course, a visit from Friendly, the Giant Tiger. There will also be Giant Value product sampling for all to enjoy.

As a community proud retailer, Giant Tiger Stores Limited and store manager Marco Costa will be making a charitable donation to support the Peel Children’s Aid Foundation and the store will be hosting a charity BBQ with proceeds going to the local Knights Table.

For more information regarding the grand opening plans, visit the store’s Facebook page at:

WHAT: Giant Tiger Brampton Grand Opening
WHERE: 499 Main Street South, Unit 123
WHEN:Saturday November 4, 2017
7:30 a.m.: Speeches, ribbon-cutting and charitable recipient’s presentation
8:00 a.m.: Giant Tiger Brampton officially opens
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Charity-run BBQ for Knights Table
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Strolling entertainment
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Giant Value food sampling

About Brampton’s newest Giant Tiger:

  • 25,300 square feet
  • Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

About Giant Tiger
Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian-owned family discount store, committed to providing on-trend family fashions, groceries and everyday household needs. Known as Canada’s best-kept secret, the privately held company has over 235 locations across Canada and employs over 8,000 team members. You can also shop online at  All Giant Tiger locations are locally owned or operated by a team member who knows the community. The friendly stores with the iconic yellow logo are not only where Canadians shop more and spend less, but also are proud to be known as retailer of choice. #ForYouForLess #GTCommunityProud #GTCanadaProud

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Alison Scarlett
Brand Communications

SOURCE: Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Carrefour launches the Únicos programme in Brazil; one of its initiatives to combat and minimize food wastage

Carrefour launches the Únicos programme in Brazil; one of its initiatives to combat and minimize food wastage


Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour has launched the Únicos programme in Brazil, a marketing initiative for quality produce which does not correspond to the traditional food aesthetic marketing standards. In all, there are more than 10 types of fruits and vegetables with discounts starting at 30%. The programme encourages the consumption of produce considered “ugly”, because it is in unusual sizes and shapes that do not come up to the aesthetic standards currently adopted by producers and retailers in Brazil. Part of the Carrefour Group’s Sustainability Platform, the initiative contributes to waste reduction in Brazil, one of the world’s leading food producers. It also creates new possibilities of using this produce which often doesn’t reach the tables of consumers due to the aesthetic requirements of producers, distributors and traders today (11/03/2017).

Starting this month, the Únicos programme will be rolled out every Friday in certain Carrefour hypermarkets in São Paulo (SP) and will have its own communications strategy and store furniture in the Market format. Several varieties of fruits and vegetables, such as Italian zucchini, potato, eggplant, beet, onion, carrot, chayote, orange, gala apple, cucumber and tomato, will be sold in vacuum-sealed packages.

In Brazil, more than 40,000 tons of food are wasted annually. Worldwide, this amounts to 1.3 billion tons, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Furthermore, according to the FAO, about 30% of food that is produced in the world is discarded and lost even before reaching the consumer’s table.

The Carrefour Brazil Group has therefore adopted several initiatives to combat and minimize food wastage. Since 2015, Atacadão, the company’s cash & carry format, has led the way in Brazil by commercializing produce considered non-aesthetically standard through the “Sans Form” programme, where “ugly” fruits and vegetables are sold at a discount. The initiative is currently rolled out in nine self-service Atacadão stores in the states of São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul and Pernambuco.

Currently under implementation at Carrefour stores, the Únicos programme will be initially rolled out in two hypermarkets in São Paulo, located in the Pinheiros and José Bonifácio neighbourhoods, on the well-known Estrada do Pêssego. The initiative is part of the main pillar of the company’s Sustainability Platform in Brazil designed to combat food waste. The Platform has several programmes such as the ‘Zero Waste’ Movement which includes internal and external awareness initiatives with employees, customers and partners, as well as initiatives to contain and reduce waste of natural resources, especially food, in its day-to-day operations.

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

. By phone:

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

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

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group