Dunkin’ Donuts welcomes 2018 with new Dunkin’ Deals

Dunkin’ Donuts welcomes 2018 with new Dunkin’ Deals 

  • Special value offers include two Egg and Cheese Wake-up Wrap® sandwiches for $2 all day, and Medium Hot or Iced Lattes for $2 from 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Dunkin’ brews a big start to ’18 with new Decaf Breakfast Tea and two seasonal coffee flavors

CANTON, MA, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — With many people making saving money a New Year’s resolution, Dunkin’ Donuts is welcoming a great ’18 with new Dunkin’ Deals, serving up two special value offers on the menu. Beginning today, January 8th, customers can enjoy two Egg and Cheese Wake-up Wrap® sandwiches any time of day for the special price of only $2. Additionally, from 2 PM to 6 PM, guests can stay energized with a Medium Hot or Iced Latte for only $2. These Dunkin’ Deals will be offered through February 25th at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide*.

Dunkin’ Donuts has also brewed big beverage news to begin the New Year, with two seasonal coffee flavors perfect for the winter months ahead. New Buttery Toffee Nut offers the taste of buttery toffee with toasty nut flavor, while Winter White Chocolate combines creamy white chocolate and subtle vanilla flavors. Both flavors are available for a limited time in Dunkin’ Donuts’ hot or iced coffees, lattes, macchiatos and Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee.

Finally, January is National Hot Tea Month, and Dunkin’ Donuts is introducing Decaf Breakfast Tea as the newest addition to its lineup of premium hot teas and herbal infusions. Decaf Breakfast Tea is a blend of premium black teas from around the world, delivering full-bodied, bold flavor in every cup. New Decaf Breakfast Tea joins other Dunkin’ Donuts tea varieties including Bold Breakfast™ Black Tea, Harmony Leaf™ Green Tea, Chamomile Fields™ Herbal Infusion, Hibiscus Kiss™ Herbal Infusion, and Cool Mint Herbal Infusion. All are served in pyramid tea sachets for the optimal steep.

To celebrate National Hot Tea Month, on Friday, January 19 from 10 AM to 2 PM, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer a complementary Bold Breakfast Black Tea sachet to every guest who makes a purchase.

According to Tony Weisman, Chief Marketing Officer, Dunkin’ Donuts U.S., “Dunkin’ Donuts’ commitment to offering both great value and innovative beverages helps our brand stand apart to customers and will continue to fuel our growth and success. As we look towards an exciting new year, we’re thrilled to welcome 2018 with special deals, along with new beverage choices in both coffee and tea to keep our guests running all day long.”

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com, or subscribe to the Dunkin’ Donuts blog to receive notifications at https://news.dunkindonuts.com/blog.

* The two Egg and Cheese Wake-up Wrap sandwiches for $2 and Medium Hot or Iced Lattes for $2 from 2 PM to 6 PM offers will be available in the Metro New York and Philadelphia areas through January 28th

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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 www.DunkinDonuts.com.

SOURCE: Dunkin’ Donuts

MEDIA CONTACT

Justin Drake
Phone: 781-737-5200

NCR to take visitors on an experiential retail journey during NRF’s 2018 Annual Convention & Expo, January 14-16

At NRF 2018, NCR demonstrates how its innovations help converge physical and digital channels to meet the demands of both retailers and shoppers in an evolving industry

ATLANTA, GA, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in innovative omni-channel solutions, will take visitors to booth #3121 on an experiential retail journey during NRF’s 2018 Annual Convention & Expo from January 14 to 16. In doing so, the company is underscoring the need for retailers to reimagine consumer engagement in a landscape where physical and digital channels are increasingly blurred and competition is fierce.

During the show, NCR will celebrate 20 years since the installation of its first self-checkout solution, and the tremendous journey that has led the company to become the global market leader with retailer deployments across 39 countries. Self-checkout has become one of the most recognizable aspects of NCR’s store transformation solution portfolio. NCR’s technology helps retailers solve long checkout queues, growing overhead costs, and customer service challenges due to misallocated staff and increasing wages. The company’s latest self-checkout models feature intelligent vision-based scanners that simplify the self-checkout process, while simultaneously helping to reduce shrink.

“NCR’s self-checkout innovations are part of our larger commitment to continuously rethink and reexamine the role of technology in both improving the shopper experience and helping retailers succeed,” said Tom Chittenden, vice president and general manager of retail solutions at NCR Corporation. “For many retailers, self-checkout has become the starting point of their transformational journey to thrive today and prepare for the demands of tomorrow. At this year’s NRF show, we’re excited for visitors to see our comprehensive offering of omni-channel solutions for all types of retailers and to experience hands-on the end-to-end approach we take with creating exceptional retail experiences.”

During the NRF Expo, NCR will host media tours that demonstrate how a consumer journey is markedly enhanced by its omni-channel retail solutions: delivering flexible purchase and fulfillment options, improving engagement with next-level personalization and creating smoother experiences using a wide variety of technologies. For example, NCR’s EMV-ready OPTIC terminals are poised to revolutionize petroleum and convenience retail throughout North America by helping to drive in-store sales and improve loyalty with customized offers and a broad array of payment options at-the-pump. NCR FastLane™ Mobile Shopper helps retailers digitally engage with shoppers on their mobile devices, with tools to build shopping lists, locate and scan items for fast checkout inside the store.

Throughout the booth, visitors can experience how NCR enables the buy-anywhere, fulfill-anywhere demands of today and learn how its omni-channel solutions make each of the consumer touchpoints in a shopping journey work.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ortrud Wenzel: ortrud.wenzel@ncr.com.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across financial, retail, hospitality, travel, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with about 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. NCR encourages investors to visit its website which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

Website: www.ncr.com 
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

News Media Contacts
Ortrud Wenzel
NCR Public Relations
+49 821 405 8191
ortrud.wenzel@ncr.com

SOURCE: NCR

Lindex names Susanne Ehnbåge as CEO

Lindex names Susanne Ehnbåge as CEO

Susanne Ehnbåge, M.Sc.(Econ.), born 1979, has been appointed CEO of Lindex. She will start in this position at the latest in August 2018. Susanne Ehnbåge will report to Lauri Veijalainen, Lindex Chairman of the Board and Stockmann’s CEO, and she will also be a member of the Stockmann Management Team.

Göteborg, Sweden, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Susanne Ehnbåge currently works as the CEO of the NetOnNet Group, a Scandinavian home electronics retailer. She has been working at the NetOnNet Group since 2003, where she has held a number of executive positions, most recently as the CEO of the Group since 2016.

I am confident that we have found a skilful leader with very strong retail, e-commerce and turnaround competence, which we need in order to respond to the rapid changes in the fashion market. Susanne Ehnbåge is very energetic and result driven. She has experience in an industry which has changed fast and is being continuously challenged by new e-commerce players and digitalization, says Lauri Veijalainen, CEO of Stockmann.

“I’m excited to start at Lindex, one of Europe’s leading fashion chains. I look forward to working with the Lindex team and strengthening this great world-class brand even further in the continuously evolving retail market,” says Susanne Ehnbåge.

Elisabeth Peregi, currently the interim CEO of Lindex, will continue acting as the interim CEO until Susanne Ehnbåge starts in her position at the latest in August 2018.

“I would like to thank Elisabeth for the great effort she has made by taking leadership of Lindex in a challenging situation and initiating a quick and efficient start for the profitability improvement programme. Elisabeth has been a key player in the Lindex team for years, and I am happy that she is committed to further continue at Lindex,” says Lauri Veijalainen.

Further information: 
Lauri Veijalainen, Stockmann’s CEO and Chairman of the Lindex Board, tel. +358 9 121 5062

 

For more information:
Kristina Hermansson
Corporate Communications Manager, Lindex
Phone: 46 (0)31 739 50 70
E-mail: press@lindex.com

SOURCE: LINDEX

SWEDEN: ICA December stores sales increased by 4.3%

Solna, Sweden, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales in ICA stores increased by 4.3% in December 2017 compared with the corresponding month the year before. Sales in like-for-like stores increased by 3.6%.

December 2017 January – December 2017
Store sales
excl. VAT
Mkr Change all stores Change like-for-like Mkr Change all stores Change like-for-like
Maxi ICA Stormarknad 3,619 5.1% 4.2% 34,897 3.2% 3.0%
ICA Kvantum 2,745 5.5% 3.7% 27,866 4.1% 2.1%
ICA Supermarket 3,117 3.0% 2.6% 34,520 2.5% 2.1%
ICA Nära 1,473 3.3% 3.7% 17,051 2.1% 2.3%
Total 10,953 4.3% 3.6% 114,334 3.1% 2.4%

In December 2017, sales in ICA stores totalled SEK 10,953 million excluding VAT, which is an increase of 4.3% compared with the same month in the previous year. Sales in January-December 2017 amounted to SEK 114,334 million, an increase of 3.1% compared with the previous year.

ICA Gruppen estimates the calendar effect for December to be -0.4%

At 31 December 2017, the number of ICA stores was 1,287. Store sales for January will be published on 8 February 2018 at 07:00 CET.

To see all publication dates in 2018, please visit ICA Gruppen’s website http://www.icagruppen.se/en/investors/calendar.

For more information:
ICA Gruppen press service
Telephone number: +46 10 422 52 52

Source: ICA Gruppen

HBC: Marc Metrick, President of Saks Fifth Avenue to expand leadership role to include Gilt and Saks OFF 5TH

TORONTO & NEW YORK, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — HBC today (January 9, 2018) announced that Marc Metrick, President of Saks Fifth Avenue, will expand his leadership role to include Gilt and Saks OFF 5TH. In this capacity, Mr. Metrick will lead distinct teams and work to ensure that each business remains well positioned to execute within their respective operating structures.

“Since assuming leadership of Saks Fifth Avenue in 2015, Marc has successfully implemented strategies to enhance business performance and elevate the Saks experience to be at the forefront of luxury retailing,” said Richard Baker, Governor, Executive Chairman and Interim CEO. “Marc’s ability to shape and evolve the shopping experience is critical for success in an ever-changing retail environment, and I have great confidence that he will position Gilt and Saks OFF 5TH to drive improved performance.”

Mr. Metrick said, “I’m excited to work closely with the entire team at Gilt and Saks OFF 5TH to drive performance and move the business forward. There is opportunity for growth at both businesses, especially on their respective digital platforms. I look forward to collaborating with the leadership team to position the business for future success.”

As a long-tenured retail executive, Mr. Metrick has served in a number of leadership roles for HBC and Saks Fifth Avenue. Since April 2015, he has held the role of President, Saks Fifth Avenue. Prior to this, he served as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of HBC, where he was responsible for corporate strategy and administration for all of HBC’s retail businesses. Mr. Metrick spent the first 15 years of his career at Saks Fifth Avenue, ultimately becoming its Chief Strategy Officer before joining the leadership team of HBC in 2012. At HBC, Mr. Metrick played an instrumental role in the acquisition of Saks Fifth Avenue and has since focused on driving growth there.

With this change in leadership, Jonathan Greller will leave HBC effective January 12.

Mr. Baker said, “Jonathan has worked with the team to integrate Gilt and Saks OFF 5TH, bring Saks OFF 5TH to Canada and open more than 45 stores across North America. We thank Jonathan for his many contributions to HBC and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

About HBC
HBC is a diversified global retailer focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their allchannel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. HBC’s portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.

HBC’s leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gilt, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO.

HBC has significant investments in real estate joint ventures. It has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBS Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, it has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.

MEDIA:
Andrew Blecher
Phone: (646) 802-4030
Press@hbc.com

INVESTOR RELATIONS:
Elliot Grundmanis
Phone: (646) 802-2469
Email: elliot.grundmanis@hbc.com

Source: HBC

Lowe’s Canada to convert 17 Marcil stores in Quebec to the RONA banner on February 26

  • RONA continues to expand with the addition of the 17 Marcil stores
  • Marcil customers to have access to an enhanced products and services offering

Boucherville, QC, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Canada announced earlier today (January 9, 2018) that the 17 Marcil stores located in Quebec will be converted to the RONA banner on February 26. This decision furthers Lowe’s Canada’s vision to make RONA the #1 banner in the building centre market (small to medium stores, also known as “proximity stores”) in the country.

“We are committed to RONA and the proximity building center model as one of Lowe’s Canada pillar of growth,” said Serge Éthier, Executive Vice-President of RONA Proximity. “RONA and Marcil operate in the same market segment, have complementary locations, and both serve a large client base of contractors and pros. It was therefore natural to combine the strengths of both banners. This decision will allow us to maximize our products and services offering to Marcil retail and professional customers, while simplifying our operations,” he added.

Starting February 26, consumers who used to shop at Marcil will see the product selection available to them double, going from approximately 20 000 items to more than 40 000 products available in store and on rona.ca. In addition, they will benefit from the introduction of new product categories, such as home appliances and a wide seasonal department, as well as from a transactional website that will not only let them consult the product catalogue and verify store inventory, but also order online and collect their items in store or have them delivered by truck.

“We are happy to fuel RONA’s growth with the addition of these 17 stores and their seasoned teams, and we are impatient to show the Marcil customers the numerous advantages of the RONA banner,” concluded M. Éthier

About RONA
Created in 1939, RONA is a banner of Lowe’s Canada, one of Canada’s leading home improvement company. Spanning the entire country, its vast network of more than 430 stores includes both corporate stores and independent affiliated dealers. Known for its large in-store and online product selection as well as for its installation services, RONA also provides expert support and advice to its retail and pro customers for their building and renovation projects. For more information, visit rona.caor follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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

For more information, please contact:

Valérie Gonzalo
Media Relations
Lowe’s Canada – RONA
514.626.6976
media@rona.ca

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Sprouts Farmers Market partners with Instacart to expand its home delivery service

PHOENIX, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprouts Farmers Market (NASDAQ:SFM) today (Jan. 09, 2018)  announced it will expand home delivery service to its major markets across the country through a new partnership with Instacart. Customers will be able to enjoy quick, convenient delivery of thousands of fresh, natural and organic products from Sprouts by simply visiting delivery.sprouts.com, the Instacart website or mobile app, where they can choose to have their groceries delivered same-day within one or two hours, or schedule a delivery for later in the week.

Sprouts, which currently offers home delivery in eight cities across the country, will roll out the Instacart service to markets in phases, starting with select zip codes in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona today. Additional markets will be announced at a later date.

“We are excited to respond to customer demand for fast, convenient home delivery of their favorite Sprouts products in all of our major markets across the country,” said Sprouts chief executive officer Amin Maredia. “Home delivery is a natural way for Sprouts to engage with our customers on their healthy living journey, and our partnership with Instacart allows us to quickly scale for growth.”

“Customers choose Instacart because of our ability to bring the products they want from their favorite neighborhood stores straight to their doorsteps,” said Apoorva Mehta, Founder and CEO of Instacart. “Partnering with a value-driven brand like Sprouts Farmers Market allows us to provide customers with same-day delivery of the fresh, natural and organic groceries they depend on to nourish their families.”

To download media assets, including B-roll video, please visit sprouts.com/media-resources.

About Instacart 
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 190 markets and partnered with retailers across North America, including popular national chains as well as local, regional grocers. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.instacart.com.

About Sprouts Farmers Market 
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. specializes in fresh, natural and organic products at prices that appeal to everyday grocery shoppers. Based on the belief that healthy food should be affordable, Sprouts’ welcoming environment and knowledgeable team members continue to drive its growth. Sprouts offers a complete shopping experience that includes an array of fresh produce in the heart of the store, a deli with prepared entrees and side dishes, The Butcher Shop, The Fish Market, an expansive vitamins and supplements department and more. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., Sprouts employs more than 27,000 team members and operates more than 280 stores in 15 states from coast to coast. Visit sprouts.com for more information.

Contact: 

Donna Egan
donnaegan@sprouts.com
602-682-3152

Source: Sprouts Farmers Market/globenewswire

Sprouts Farmers Market announces six new locations scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2018

PHOENIX, Ariz., 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, today (Jan. 4, 2018) announced six new locations scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2018. The new Simpsonville, S.C. store represents Sprouts’ 16th state and the grocer’s eastern expansion efforts. Sprouts will open approximately 30 new stores across the country in 2018.

The new Sprouts stores will open at the following locations:
 Augusta, Ga. – 630 Crane Creek Drive
 Charlotte, N.C. – 15121 Ballancroft Parkway
 Lincoln, Calif. – 115 Ferrari Ranch Road
 San Diego, Calif. – 8142 Mira Mesa Boulevard
 Simpsonville, S.C. – 2200 Woodruff Road
 Sparks, Nev. – 125 Disc Drive

Grand opening dates and hiring information will be shared at a later date. Each store will bring approximately 120 new career opportunities to its local neighborhood. To learn more about immediate opportunities or to apply, visit sprouts.com/careers or call 1-866-925-2396 for non-managerial roles.

“Sprouts’ knowledgeable and friendly team members are the hallmark of our stores,” said Dan Sanders, chief operations officer. “We’re excited to meet our new neighbors in Simpsonville and introduce them to our fresh, natural and organic products at value prices across the store.”

In 2018, Sprouts will also open stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington state, bringing its state count to 19 by the end of the year. For a list of stores by region or to see locations coming soon, visit sprouts.com/stores/search.

Since opening its doors 15 years ago, Sprouts has appealed to everyday shoppers interested in fresh, natural and organic products at affordable prices and is known for knowledgeable team members and a welcoming environment. Sprouts offers fresh produce, meat and seafood, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, a deli with freshly prepared entrees and sides, dairy, bakery, natural body care items and more. In addition to thousands of natural, organic and gluten-free groceries, shoppers can find more than 1,800 Sprouts Brand items, which meet strict ingredient standards while delivering exceptional value, taste and quality.

Sprouts is dedicated to growing responsibly and has committed to a “Zero Waste” threshold by 2020, as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Sprouts Food Rescue program donates unsold and edible groceries, including fresh produce, from its stores and distribution centers to food banks in all of its markets. Local relief agencies pick up this food, which would otherwise go to waste, and distribute it to families in need. In 2017, Sprouts donated an estimated 23 million pounds of product, equivalent to 19 million meals. Food that is not fit for human consumption is either composted or sent to cattle ranches through Sprouts’ Food Waste to Farms program.

About Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. specializes in fresh, natural and organic products at prices that appeal to everyday grocery shoppers. Based on the belief that healthy food should be affordable, Sprouts’ welcoming environment and knowledgeable team members continue to drive its growth. Sprouts offers a complete shopping experience that includes an array of fresh produce in the heart of the store, a deli with prepared entrees and side dishes, The Butcher Shop, The Fish Market, an expansive vitamins and supplements department and more. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., Sprouts employs more than 27,000 team members and operates more than 280 stores in 15 states from coast to coast. Visit sprouts.com for more information.

Contact:

media@sprouts.com
602-682-1536

Source: Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc.

Overstock.com launches augmented reality (AR) feature within its iOS shopping app

Amit Goyal, Overstock.com’s SVP of software engineering, chairs VRARA’s global retail and e-commerce committee and forms the Association’s Utah chapter

SALT LAKE CITY, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Months after Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) announced the launch of its augmented reality (AR) feature within its iOS shopping app, the organization’s senior vice president of software engineering, Amit Goyal, was named as the chair to VR/AR Association (VRARA)’s global retail and e-commerce committee. Along with Goyal’s responsibility as chair, he will serve as president of the newly formed Utah chapter, growing VRARA to 51 global chapters, 19 of which are located in the U.S.

“We’re thrilled to have Amit Goyal join VRARA and chair our retail and eCommerce committee,” said Kris Kolo, Global Executive Director of the VR/AR Association. “His retail industry expertise and insight from building Overstock’s shopping app and AR function marks a crucial addition to VRARA’s growth.”

The award-winning iOS shopping app allows shoppers to view how products, like furniture, rugs, décor and other home goods, fit in their home using a smart phone or tablet with iOS11. With true-to-life-size 3D models in the highest resolution, shoppers have an accurate representation of the product directly in their home or office.

“Augmented reality is changing the way people shop,” said Goyal. “At Overstock, we focus on price, assortment and convenience, and our augmented reality feature brings an innovative convenience to shoppers. It’s important for our customers to see how these products will fit with their décor or simply if it will fit in their living rooms. So, we have invested significant resources to insure we are at the leading edge of AR and we’re proud to bring what we’ve learned and achieved to VRARA.”

Comprised of almost 4,000 companies, VRARA is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the virtual reality and augmented reality ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies.

The new AR app feature is currently available on the iOS version of the retailer’s shopping app, and utilizes Apple’s ARKit, which was included in the iOS 11 operating system update. Android app AR functionality featuring Google’s new ARCore technology will follow when that operating system is released.

Overstock’s highly-rated shopping app has been awarded five consecutive Mobile App Awards from the Mobile Web Association. The app is available for download from both the App Store and Google Play.

The VR/AR Association is hosting the biggest VR AR online event from January 16 to 29, 2018 with more than 65 speakers, 3000 RSVPs and 10 symposiums focused on education, enterprise, storytelling, retail, AEC, marketing, advertising, webVR and arcades/LBE/Haptics. You can hear from Goyal on January 18 on VR and AR in retail. For more information on the conference, visit www.thevrara.com/events

About Overstock.com

Overstock.com, Inc. Common Shares (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Series A Preferred (Medici Ventures’ tZERO platform: OSTKP) / Series B Preferred (OTCQX:OSTBP) is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products at low prices, including furniture, décor, rugs, bedding, and home improvement. In addition to home goods, Overstock.com offers a variety of products including jewelry, electronics, apparel, and more, as well as a marketplace providing customers access to hundreds of thousands of products from third-party sellers. Additional stores include Pet Adoptions and Worldstock.com dedicated to selling artisan-crafted products from around the world. Forbes ranked Overstock in its list of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014. Overstock regularly posts information about the company and other related matters under Investor Relations on its website, http://www.overstock.com.

O, Overstock.com, O.com, Club O, Main Street Revolution, and Worldstock are registered trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc. O.biz and Space Shift are also trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc. Other service marks, trademarks and trade names which may be referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include all statements other than statements of historical fact. Additional information regarding factors that could materially affect results and the accuracy of the forward-looking statements contained herein may be found in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2017, which was filed with the SEC on November 8, 2017, and any subsequent filings with the SEC.

Media Contact:
pr@overstock.com

Kris Kolo, VRAR Association (VRARA)
kris@thevrara.com

Investor Contact:
ir@overstock.com

SOURCE: Overstock.com, Inc./globenewswire

Visa and Dynamics presented the Dynamics Wallet Card™ at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

Internet of Things (IoT) device holds multiple payment cards and includes a digital display allowing for greater security, instant issuance and on-card alerts or coupons

LAS VEGAS, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Visa and Dynamics today (Jan. 8, 2018) unveiled the Dynamics Wallet Card™, a connected payment card, at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Visa-branded version of the Wallet Card is the same size and shape as a normal Visa credit or debit card, yet it incorporates multiple features and technologies not previously found in a single payment card. Features of the Wallet Card range from the capacity to access multiple cards – whether EMV-, contactless- or magnetic stripe-based – to a programmable on-card display that enables account information, such as alerts or coupons, to be sent to the cardholder via an embedded antenna.

“Innovation in the payments category is not limited to wearables, cars, security or mobile technology – there is still much that can be done to update the card-based experience, which continues to be the primary form factor used globally to complete digital payments transactions,” said Mark Nelsen, senior vice president of risk and authentication products, Visa. “Having collaborated with Dynamics since they launched their first product several years ago, we’re excited about the many unique benefits that the Visa Wallet Card can offer to both financial institutions and cardholders, alike.”

Wallet Card includes a cell phone chip and cell phone antenna so data can be transferred between Wallet Card and a consumer’s bank anywhere in the world and at any time of the day.

The device offers a number of cardholder benefits and cutting-edge technologies, including:

  • Multiple Cards in One: Cardholders can access their debit, credit, pre-paid, multicurrency, one-time use, or loyalty cards on a single card with the tap of a button. Account information is shown on the on-card display with the ability to toggle between cards or accounts.
  • Instant Issuance: As the first instant, digital card platform, financial institutions can distribute Visa Wallet Card anywhere and at any time – such as in their retail branches or at events, and consumers can activate it right away.
  • Greater Security: A bank can quickly delete a compromised card account number and replace it with a new account number, providing convenience and peace of mind for the cardholder.
  • Alerts and Messages: An on-card, 65,000-pixel display shows both account information and allows messages to be sent to the Visa Wallet Card at any time. For example, after every purchase, a message may be sent to notify the consumer of the purchase and their remaining balance if they used a pre-paid or debit card. Cardholders can also receive coupons directly on the display or be notified of a suspicious purchase and click on “Not Me” to report suspected fraud and request a new card number.
  • Self-Charging Battery: An organic chip ensures the payment card charges itself through normal operation and doesn’t require any work for the cardholder.

“Visa supported the initial launches of Dynamics first- and second-generation powered cards which brought new functionality to payment cards,” said Jeffrey Mullen, CEO of Dynamics Inc. “Today, we are pleased to again have Visa by our side as an integral partner and thought leader as we launch Wallet Card, our most innovative payment card to-date.”

Availability to Financial Institutions & Consumers

For financial institutions interested in piloting the Wallet Card, it will be available in early 2018.

For consumers wishing to be notified when a particular card will be made available to the public, they can register today at www.getwalletcard.com.

CES 2018

Dynamics Wallet Card will be on display in booth 30359 at CES 2018, which runs January 9-12 in Las Vegas. The product will also be included in the Innovations Showcase at Tech West, Venetian, Ballroom E.

About Visa

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit usa.visa.com/aboutvisavisacorporate.tumblr.com and @VisaNews.

About Dynamics Inc.

Dynamics has three business units – an intelligent card, value-added processing, and phone payment technology business unit. The Company’s intelligent card division has introduced market defining card products such as the world’s first multiple account card (Canada), the world’s first password protected card (Asia), and the world’s first multiple co-brand card (USA). The Company’s value-added processing division provides real-time loyalty and purchase notification to over 10 million consumers and includes customers such as Tim Hortons and the Upper Deck Company. The Company also produces pay-by-phone technology that is used in millions of cell phones. LG Electronics leverages Dynamics technology in LG Pay. Dynamics has raised over $110 million dollars in funding from investors including MasterCard, CIBC, Adams Capital Management, and Bain Capital Ventures. Dynamics operates multiple manufacturing facilities, physical card personalization, and remote data trusted service manager (TSM) facilities, with its Global Headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pa., APAC headquarters in Singapore, LATAM headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and EMEA headquarters in New York. More information on the company, its technology and applications can be found at www.dynamicsinc.com.

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Source: Visa Inc.