Perry Ellis International collaborates with Good People for men’s underwear and loungewear under the Perry Ellis Portfolio® trademark in South Korea

MIAMI, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Perry Ellis International (Nasdaq:PERY) announced today ( Feb. 21, 2018) a new license agreement with Good People Co. Ltd for men’s underwear and loungewear under the Perry Ellis Portfolio® trademark in South Korea. The product launch is planned in Fall 2018.

Perry Ellis believed fashion was fun, and should never be taken too seriously. Patterns, pops of color, new shapes and never before-seen styles — he embraced it all, rewriting the rules and redefining American sportswear. Today, Perry Ellis is the go-to designer fashion brand that gives men confidence in every, and any, situation through innovative and versatile styles.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Good People.  We see great potential for growth in the South Korean market and are pleased to take these continued steps in our business expansion,” remarked Oscar Feldenkreis, CEO and President of Perry Ellis International.

“We look forward to working closely with the Perry Ellis design and management team to bring Perry Ellis’ unique brand positioning and commitment to product excellence to the Korean consumer across multiple distribution channels,” said Yoon Woohwan, CEO of Good People Co. Ltd.

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

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

About Good People Co. Ltd
Good People Co., Ltd., is publically traded on the Korean stock exchange, and manufactures and wholesales underwear and loungewear products for men,  women and children  in Korea and internationally. The company offers its products under the BODYGUARD, Yescode, SEXYCOOKIE, JAMES DEAN, G-gear, 1st OLOR, and Don & Dons brands. The company is also the licensee for Levi’s body wear in South Korea. Good People Co., Ltd, founded in 1991, is based in Seoul, South Korea and trades on the South Korean Stock Exchange: KOSDAQ -33340.

Contact:

Pamela Fields
VP International Licensing and Business Development
pamela.fields@pery.com
212-536-5602

Jeong Hwan, Yim, Marketing Director
equalizer@goodpeople.co.kr
82-2-320-6681

Source: Perry Ellis International Inc./globenewswire

Auntie Anne’s® invites the pretzel-loving public to “RSVP” to Auntie Anne’s 30th birthday party at HBDAuntieAnnes.com

Auntie Anne’s® invites the pretzel-loving public to “RSVP” to Auntie Anne’s 30th birthday party at HBDAuntieAnnes.com

 

LANCASTER, Pa., 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Auntie Anne’s®, the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise, turns 30 this year and is calling on the pretzel-loving public to help ring in this delicious milestone. From now through March 2, fans can rejoice in three decades of pretzel love by RSVP’ing ‘yes’ to Auntie Anne’s 30th birthday bash at HBDAuntieAnnes.com. One million RSVPs will unlock a Free Pretzel Party on March 3.

“Thirty years is a big milestone and there is no one we would rather celebrate it with than the pretzel lovers around the world,” said Heather Neary, President of Auntie Anne’s. “We’ve celebrated a lot of good times together over the last 30 years and we are very excited to embark upon our next 30 years and beyond.”

To RSVP to the saltiest, sweetest and most twisted party of the year, pretzel devotees are encouraged to visit HBDAuntieAnnes.com. A live tracker will tally RSVPs until the one million goal is met. If unlocked, the Free Pretzel Party will take place at Auntie Anne’s locations nationwide on March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All guests will receive one free Original or Cinnamon Sugar pretzel, no strings attached.

In an effort to keep the party going, Auntie Anne’s will also give Free Pretzel Party participants a Buy One Get One (BOGO) coupon that is valid through March 31, while supplies last.

To stay up-to-date on the march to one million RSVPs, fans are encouraged to follow the brand on Twitter @AuntieAnnes, on Instagram @AuntieAnnesPretzels, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/AuntieAnnesPretzels. The birthday love will be shared all year with hashtag #HBDAuntieAnnes.

For the latest information about Auntie Anne’s products and company news, please visit AuntieAnnes.com. To get exclusive offers and information before anyone else, download the Auntie Anne’s My Pretzel Perks app.

About Auntie Anne’s®:

With more than 1,700 locations in 48 states and more than 25 countries, Auntie Anne’s mixes, twists and bakes pretzels to golden brown perfection all day long in full view of guests. Auntie Anne’s can be found in malls and outlet centers, as well as in non-traditional spaces including universities, airports, Walmarts, travel plazas, military bases, and food trucks. For more information, visit AuntieAnnes.com, or follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To receive the latest offers – including a free pretzel for your birthday – download the My Pretzel Perks app.

Source: Auntie Annes

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CarMax to provide one-time bonus to associates as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Richmond, Va., 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE:KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, announced plans to provide one-time bonuses to most hourly and commissioned full-time and part-time associates as a result of the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. Bonus amounts will vary from $200 up to $1,500 based on length of service with the company.

“Our success as a company is due to the hard work and dedication of our talented Associates,” said Bill Nash, CarMax President and CEO. “We are always looking for ways we can support them, and I’m pleased to have this opportunity to thank associates for all that they do every day for our customers and for each other.” About 80 percent of associates will receive the bonus, which will be distributed in March 2018.*

CarMax regularly evaluates research salary data to ensure we are offering competitive compensation and benefits to our associates. The company also is carefully considering opportunities to use these new tax savings in ways that are in the best interests of our business, our associates, our customers and our shareholders.

About CarMax
CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars and operates more than 185 stores in 41 states nationwide. CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. For nearly 25 years, CarMax has made car buying more ethical, fair and stress-free by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of vehicles. CarMax makes selling your car easy too, by offering no-obligation appraisals good for seven days. At CarMax, we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy ours®. CarMax has nearly 25,000 associates nationwide and for 14 consecutive years has been named as one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2017, the company retailed 671,294 used cars and sold 391,686 wholesale vehicles at its in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

Contact:

pr@carmax.com
(855) 887-2915

Source: CarMax, Inc.

Gap launches limited-edition girls and boys apparel and accessories inspired by Sarah Jessica Parker’s childhood heirlooms

INSPIRED BY PARKER’S CHILDHOOD HEIRLOOMS, THE COLLECTION CELEBRATES LOVE, LUCK AND MAGIC

NEW YORK, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap, the iconic American clothing brand, launches the Gap | Sarah Jessica Parker collection, a limited-edition assortment of girls and boys apparel and accessories. The collaboration was a natural fit as it reunites Gap and Parker, who starred in a series of Gap ads in the early aughts. Stemming from Parker’s family tradition of saying “rabbit, rabbit” on the first of every month for good luck, the collection celebrates love, luck and magic.

Inspired by Parker’s childhood heirlooms, the collection embraces prints and texture by playing with ginghams, stripes, florals and eyelet in classic Gap silhouettes. Available in toddler and kids sizing, Gap | Sarah Jessica Parker captures all the nostalgia of passing along well-loved, storied pieces to family and friends, the exuberance of starting your own story in those same pieces, and the joy inherent in wishing luck upon children as they move forward in the world. Parker also worked with Gap to help create two women’s dress styles that are available in the collection.

“Creating this collection with Gap has been such a treat as a mother, as one of eight children, and as a reconnection with the brand,” says Parker. “I hope the pieces are cherished by the children who wear them, that items are passed down among generations, and that some great memories are created while wearing them.”

Channeling Parker’s good luck tradition, there are embroidered rabbits found throughout the collection as well as special ‘property of:’ sewn-in tags to detail each wearer throughout the years which takes inspiration from her own family’s rituals. Gap | Sarah Jessica Parker collection favorites for girls include gingham dresses and separates with eyelet hems, a navy and white stripe flutter sleeve dress with pink roses, a signature rabbit embroidered light blue bomber jacket and a rabbit inspired basket weave mini handbag while boys and toddler boys can choose from graphic tees and gingham shirting with khakis. The collection will also include ‘Ebbit the backpack,’ an egg-inspired character and playful companion perfect for school, travel or towing along for a spring picnic.

“It’s been a delight to collaborate with Sarah Jessica Parker on this special collection for kids that combines her nostalgic childhood memories with signature Gap favorites,” says Wendi Goldman, Gap executive vice president and chief product officer. “We are so thrilled to have Sarah Jessica back with the Gap brand in this new collaboration capacity. Together we created a collection that we hope will be passed down from generation to generation, just as we envisioned.”

With prices starting from $16.95 up to $78, the collection will be available on March 1 through gap.com and GapKids stores in select countries including United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Greater China, Hong Kong and Japan.

About Gap

Gap is one of the world’s most iconic apparel and accessories brands and the authority on American casual style.  Founded in San Francisco in 1969, Gap’s collections are designed to build the foundation of modern wardrobes – all things denim, classic white shirts, khakis and must-have trends.  Beginning with the first international store in London in 1987, Gap continues to connect with customers online and across the brand’s about 1,600 company-operated and franchise retail locations around the world. Gap includes Women’s and Men’s apparel and accessories, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity, GapBody and GapFit collections.  The brand also serves value-conscious customers with exclusively-designed collections for Gap Outlet and Gap Factory Stores.  Gap is the namesake brand for leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, Intermix and Weddington Way. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

About Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is the star and executive producer of “Divorce,” which recently returned to HBO for a second season. In February 2014, she launched “SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker”, a footwear, apparel and accessory label, with partner George Malkemus III.  The collection showcases the brand’s theme of colors acting as neutrals and encourages women to take risks and break away from fashion rules they imagine. Parker currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the board of directors for the New York City ballet. She also served on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities under the Obama administration. Parker lives with her husband and three children in New York City. ​

MEDIA CONTACT:
press@gap.com

SOURCE: Gap Inc.

 

Intershop grew revenues by 5% and generated positive EBIT in the fiscal year 2017

  • Total revenues of EUR 35.8 million (previous year: EUR 34.2 million)
  • EBITDA of EUR 2.8 million (previous year: EUR 0.1 million)
  • EBIT of EUR 0.4 million (previous year: EUR -2.4 million)
  • “Cloud First” – focus on expanding the cloud business

Jena, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop Communications AG (ISIN: DE000A0EPUH1), a leading independent provider of innovative solutions for omnichannel commerce, grew its revenues by 5% and generated positive EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) amounted to EUR 0.4 million in the fiscal year 2017. This is the first time in four years that Intershop was able to increase its revenues. In total, consolidated revenues climbed to EUR 35.8 million (previous year: EUR 34.2 million). This growth is mainly attributable to the positive trend in licensing revenues and to a sharp rise in full-service revenues.

Product revenues picked up by 3% to EUR 14.1 million in the reporting period. The related licensing revenues climbed 8% to EUR 6.1 million. New customers accounted for close to one third of the revenues. In the second half of the year, the company additionally recorded a large number of incoming orders for cloud licenses, which will lead to continuous income in the following quarters. Maintenance revenues stayed at the prior year level of EUR 8.0 million.

Over the course of the year, Intershop’s service revenues increased continuously from quarter to quarter and finally reached EUR 21.7 million, up 6% on the previous year. Although consulting and training revenues, which are included in service revenues, declined by a moderate 3% to EUR 15.4 million, they again made the biggest contribution (43%) to Intershop’s total revenues. At the same time, full-service revenues rose significantly by 37% to EUR 6.3 million. This increase was attributable to the good new business trend in this segment. The share of service revenues in total revenues rose moderately to 61% (previous year: 60%).

Intershop improved its earnings notably in the fiscal year 2017. The Group’s gross margin climbed three percentage points to 49% (previous year: 46%). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) amounted to EUR 0.4 million at the end of the fiscal year (previous year: EUR -2.4 million), while the EBIT margin stood at 1% (previous year: -7%). EBIT was slightly positive in each quarter throughout the year 2017. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose sharply from EUR 0.1 million in the previous year to EUR 2.8 million. The EBITDA margin stood at 8% (previous year: 0%). At EUR -0.3 million, the financial result was on a par with the previous year; income taxes increased to EUR 0.7 million (previous year: EUR 0.3 million). This resulted in a consolidated net loss after taxes of EUR -0.7 million (previous year: EUR -3.0 million) and earnings per share of EUR -0.02 (previous year: EUR -0.09).

Total assets of the Intershop Group declined by 8% to EUR 25.0 million as of the balance sheet date on 31 December 2017. As a result of the scheduled repayment of EUR 1.0 million in loans, liabilities to banks were reduced to EUR 2.8 million. Cash and cash equivalents dropped to EUR 8.9 million (previous year: EUR 10.9 million). Cash flow from operations stood at EUR 1.7 million, compared to EUR -0.9 million in the previous year. The equity ratio climbed from 59% to 61% as at 31 December 2017, again testifying to Intershop’s sound net assets and financial position. As of the balance sheet date, Intershop employed a total of 338 people worldwide.

Dr. Jochen Wiechen, CEO of Intershop Communications AG: “The year 2017 marked the first success of our “Lighthouse 2020” strategy. Our key task in 2018 will be to accelerate the expansion of the SaaS solutions business, as we expect this market to achieve the highest growth rates. Under the new guideline “Cloud First”, we will push ahead with the standardization of our cloud solution. The recently announced expansion of the Management Board will additionally support the company’s transformation. We are also planning to make further investments in sales and marketing. We want to continue to grow in the future, if possible faster than before.”

The Intershop Management Board is confident that the company’s growth will continue in the current fiscal year and expects Group revenues to grow moderately in 2018. Management also projects slightly positive EBIT as well as a moderate increase in gross profit and the gross margin.

The full consolidated financial statements will be published in mid-March 2018. All financials in this press release are provisional, pending completion of the statutory audit.

About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Contact:

Intershop Public Relations

HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309
mailto:pr@intershop.de

Source: Intershop Communications AG

Whole Planet Foundation launches its Annual Prosperity Campaign on March 1

AUSTIN, Texas, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Thursday, March 1, Whole Planet Foundation launches its Annual Prosperity Campaign to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market® sources products. This year’s campaign goal is to raise $3 million to increase the foundation’s current reach of 72 countries and 16 U.S. cities.

“Shopper generosity during the Annual Prosperity Campaign is tremendous. Whole Foods Market customers are part of a global movement of empowering women to change their own lives through their own hard work,” said Joy Stoddard, Whole Planet Foundation development and outreach director. “A loan as small as $11 can shift a women’s self-perception and power her potential to see her own value, have the courage to become a businesswoman and generate income for herself and her family. This campaign enables us all to contribute.”  Because Whole Foods Market covers the foundation’s operational costs, 100 percent of every donation benefits microcredit clients.

The average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $183 and the loans do not require a formal contract or collateral.  In some parts of the world where women are often marginalized with little say in decisions, these small loans make a mighty impact.  Microcredits cannot guarantee that a woman will escape poverty herself, but they provide a chance for her to become a participant in her community’s economy, improve her family’s living conditions, and increase nutrition and education for her children.

For example, Maimuna is a microcredit client of Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner Reliance in The Gambia in West Africa.  Maimuna sells bread, dried fish and breakfast items in the village of Nyimina Dankunku where she lives with her family. With her loan of 5,000 Gambian Dalasis (about $117), Maimuna purchased ingredients for the food she prepares. On a good day, she can take home a profit of 300 Gambian Dalasis (about $6).  Microentrepreneurs in the United States run businesses including food carts, flower stands, artisan goods, mobile nail salons, and jewelry, shoes and clothing sales.

“Since 2006 we have funded 2.6 million microloans providing 14.5 million opportunities for a better life. The microfinance organizations we partner with are experts in poverty alleviation and we are seeing reductions in global poverty,” said Philip Sansone, Whole Planet Foundation president and executive director. “We couldn’t do this work without our generous supplier partners who have donated a remarkable ten million dollars for these critical efforts.”

Amplifying this year’s Prosperity Campaign, suppliers to Whole Foods Market are donating $1.2 million to fund 36,000 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs around the world to change their own lives.  Suppliers donating $100,000 each include Allegro Coffee Company, Chobani, Frontier Co-op, Naked Juice, Papyrus-Recycled Greetings, and Wallaby. Suppliers donating $50,000 each include Alaffia, Bonafide Provisions, Boulder Brands, Hain Celestial, Hiball Energy, IZZE, ORGANIC INDIA, Sambazon, Seventh Generation, Traditional Medicinals and Weleda.

Learn more about the transformative power of microcredit at Whole Planet Foundation, watch the documentary Living On One Dollar to understand extreme poverty, and join the Prosperity Campaign in Whole Foods Market stores or online to power the potential of women entrepreneurs worldwide.

Contact:

SOmedia@wholefoods.com

Source: Whole Foods Market

JCPenney launches exclusive new brand inspired by young women who promote a positive body image — Obsess

JCPenney launches exclusive new brand inspired by young women who promote a positive body image — Obsess

 

Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez inspires first Obsess capsule collection for Gen Z girls

PLANO, Texas, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) is taking a cue from the digitally-connected, social media-inspired tween generation and launching an exclusive new brand, Obsess, that features rotating capsules inspired by influential young women who promote a positive body image. The brand’s first collection, influenced by Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, features trendy tops, rompers, dresses and jeans designed for all body types. Obsess will launch at JCPenney.com on Feb. 26, and will be available in 500 JCPenney stores beginning March 2.

“Obsess is a very unique brand that allows JCPenney to reach a generation of girls who move rapidly from one fashion trend to another, as they discover new style inspiration through daily social media feeds. By working with inspiring young women like Laurie Hernandez for unique capsule collections under the Obsess brand, JCPenney is able to offer tween girls the fresh, new styles they crave,” said James Starke, senior vice president of merchandising for JCPenney. “As we focus on driving business to JCPenney, we have an opportunity with Obsess to attract an entirely new, and often elusive, Generation Z customer. Gen Z holds $44 billion* in buying power and is on track to becoming the largest consumer segment over the next few years, representing significant sales growth potential.”

The introductory capsule collection for Obsess is an authentic representation of Hernandez’s style. Tween girls will find casual, yet feminine, looks designed for every shape and size, including cold shoulder, peplum tops, bright floral prints, embroidered jeans and, one of Hernandez’s favorite pieces, a teal bomber jacket with pink flowers on the sleeves. Hernandez was personally involved in the development of this line and approved each piece of the collection. Obsess is available for girls in sizes 7 to 20, including plus sizes, with sale prices ranging from $21.99 for an embroidered, ruffled top to $34.99 for a floral dress.

“My body changes so much between training, travel and down time. Comfort is so important. I wanted to create casual, cool clothes for girls of all shapes,” said Hernandez. “I am so excited to launch my Obsess capsule at JCPenney and help girls feel confident and comfortable.”

Obsess will be available within the JCPenney girls’ department complementing a comprehensive assortment of popular brands, including The Original Arizona Jean Co.®, by&by, Nike® and Levi’s®. With rotating concepts, customers will find an entirely new Obsess collection this summer with a distinct aesthetic and style for back-to-school. The next Obsess celebrity collaboration will be announced later this year.

For video and images of Obsess apparel and Laurie Hernandez, please visit: https://www.jcpnewsroom.com/news-releases/2018/0221_obsess_featuring_laurie_hernandez.html

*IBM Institute for Business Value, Uniquely Generation Z

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

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

Source: J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

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Apple’s first store in Austria opens Saturday in the heart of Vienna

Vienna, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple Kärntner Straße, Apple’s first store in Austria, will open Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the heart of Vienna. Nestled on the famous pedestrian shopping street between St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera, the store’s 150 employees will invite visitors to experience the creative sessions and services offered in Apple Stores around the world.

“We can’t wait to join the bustling city of Vienna, a European crossroads so rich in history and culture,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “Apple Kärntner Straße brings the best of Apple together with our products, services and educational programs. Everyone is welcome to connect, be inspired to learn, and unlock their creativity.”

Designed with the original heritage building in mind, the two-level store features a corner entrance and reinstated exposed columns with large window openings that seamlessly connect it to the public gathering space outside. The highly knowledgeable employees together speak 44 languages and will be ready to serve international customers at Apple Kärntner Straße.

Visitors can participate in free Today at Apple sessions every day focused on photography, coding and app development, music, art and design, and more in The Forum. The diverse programs include Quick Start and How To sessions, Music Labs and Studio Hours, all led by Apple Creatives, the store’s experts in liberal arts. Interactive Photo Walks and Sketch Walks take participants outside the store to explore nearby sites in the city while learning new skills.

Programs are designed to serve all in the community, including sessions specifically for educators and children, such as Kids Hour on Saturdays. Entrepreneurs and app developers interested in hands-on training and advice can meet with Apple team members in the Boardroom for customized support.

Customers looking to simply try out Apple products can explore the entire line in the store and learn more from the store team at any time. New owners can get help customizing their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac with Personal Setup and users can work side by side with Geniuses at the Genius Bar when looking for technical support and advice. Additionally, the Apple Store app is a personalized guide to the best support options from Apple and another way to get connected with an expert.

Apple Kärntner Straße will open Saturday at 9:30 a.m. To register for Today at Apple sessions, visit apple.com/at/today.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts:
Nick Leahy
Apple
nleahy@apple.com
(408) 862-5012

Ashley Rivera
Apple
ashley_rivera@apple.com
(408) 862-1381

Apple Media Helpline:
media.help@apple.com
(408) 974-2042

Source: Apple Inc.

Sequential Brands Group to host Q4 2017 earnings conference call on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

NEW YORK, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (“Sequential” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:SQBG) will issue financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017 before the market opens on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Management will provide further commentary on the Company’s financial results on a conference call at 8:30am ET that day. To join the conference call, please dial (877) 407-0789 or visit the investor relations page on the Company’s website: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com

About Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active and home categories.  Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams.  Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and around the world.  For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com.

Investor Relations Contact:

Katherine Nash
knash@sbg-ny.com
(512) 757-2566

Source: Sequential Brands Group, Inc./globenewswire

The Lipsey Company named CBRE the top global brand in commercial real estate for the 17th consecutive year

Los Angeles, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. today (February 21, 2018) announced that The Lipsey Company has named CBRE the top global brand in commercial real estate for the 17th consecutive year.

Lipsey, a training and professional development firm specializing in commercial real estate, has surveyed commercial real estate professionals on their perceptions of the industry’s leading brands since 2002. CBRE has been ranked number one every year that Lipsey has conducted its brand survey. In 2018, more than 150,000 U.S. and international professionals participated in the survey, including property owners, investors, lenders, occupiers, brokers and property managers.

“The business environment has changed significantly in 17 years, but one constant has been the intense focus of CBRE’s professionals in delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients,” said Bob Sulentic, president and chief executive officer of CBRE. “The Lipsey survey results provide another testament to their efforts.”

Earlier this month CBRE was recognized as one of the 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the U.S. by Barron’s and was named one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the fifth year in a row. Both FORTUNE and Forbes also recently named CBRE one of the best U.S. workplaces for diversity.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2017 revenue). The company has more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Robert McGrath
212.984.8267
robert.mcgrath@cbre.com

SOURCE: CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. named to The 2018 Global Outsourcing 100® by IAOP®

Los Angeles, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) today (February 21, 2018) announced that the company has been named to The 2018 Global Outsourcing 100® by IAOP®. This marks the twelfth consecutive year that CBRE has been named among the world’s elite outsourcing firms across all industries.

The 2018 Global Outsourcing 100 and The World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors recognizes the world’s best outsourcing service providers and advisors. These lists are based on applications received, and judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by an independent panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers and advisors for their organizations.

“CBRE’s continued recognition by IAOP as a premier global outsourcing company highlights the quality of our professionals, our service offering and our ability to attract and build advantages for first-rate, global organizations,” said Bill Concannon, CEO of Global Workplace Solutions for CBRE.

CBRE’s suite of integrated outsourcing services for occupiers of commercial real estate spans transaction services, facilities management, project management, and strategic consulting. CBRE continues to enhance these services through technology, talent recruitment, mergers-and-acquisitions and other strategic initiatives. It also has bolstered its capabilities within specific industry sectors, including: financial services, healthcare, and life sciences.

“In today’s economy, it is more important than ever for outsourcing buyers to be able to easily identify and select the right company for their outsourcing needs,” said Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO. “The Global Outsourcing 100 and World’s Best Advisors lists are the essential tools companies reference to make smarter decisions. They provide companies with valuable insights into the outsourcing industry, leading and emerging service providers and advisors, and key developments to watch.”

About IAOP

IAOP is the global association that brings together customers, providers, and advisors in a collaborative, knowledge-based environment that promotes professional and organizational development, recognition, certification, and excellence to improve business service models and outcomes. Our members and affiliates worldwide are digging deep at IAOP conferences, learning at IAOP chapter meetings, getting trained and certified at IAOP courses and workshops, and connecting through IAOP social media, all with one goal: better business results. Whether you are a customer, provider or advisor, new to collaborative business models like outsourcing, or you are an experienced professional, IAOP connects you and your organization to our growing global community and to the resources you need to get the results your company deserves and demands. For more information and how you can become involved, visit www.IAOP.org.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2017 revenue). The company has more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

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Robert McGrath
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SOURCE: CBRE Group, Inc.