Al Meera starts this year’s Ramadan Campaign; participates at the ‘Meerat Ramadan at Katara’ festival

Al Meera starts this year’s Ramadan Campaign; participates at the ‘Meerat Ramadan at Katara’ festival

 

In line with the campaign, Al Meera participates in Katara’s month-long ‘Meerat Ramadan’ festival

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Held under the slogan ‘an abundance of good, in the month of goodness’, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) has officially kicked off this year’s Ramadan Campaign with the introduction of 1438 consumer goods at cost price to the patrons of 35 of its branches across the country, in addition to Géant Hypermarket. In line with the campaign, Al Meera is currently participating at the ‘Meerat Ramadan at Katara’ consumer goods festival, for the duration of the Holy Month.

As part of this year’s campaign, the patrons of 35 of Al Meera branches, as well as Géant Hypermarket, will be able to purchase at cost price, 1438 high quality products that have been carefully selected to cater to the specific needs of shoppers in the Holy Month. Shoppers will be able to spot these products through special shelf talkers.

Commenting on the launch of the campaign, Mr. Cobus Lombard, Al Meera’s Acting CEO, Sales and Operations Director, said:

“Since inception, Al Meera has been at the heart of the community and has spared no effort to make a real difference in the shopping experience of consumers across the country. As part of our unwavering commitment towards the welfare and prosperity of the community we serve, every year, Al Meera makes sure to run massive promotions on hundreds of food and non-food items catering to the needs of all families celebrating every iftar and suhour”.

He added: “This year, we are pleased to extend our Ramadan campaign with Al Meera’s participation in Katara’s ‘Meerat Ramadan’ festival as a token of appreciation and gratitude for the continuous support of our patrons and to share the country’s families in their celebration of the Holy Month. In addition to that, we are also offering 1438 consumer goods at cost price, as a tribute to the Islamic Year 1438. The way we see it, there is no better way to celebrate the Holy Month with our customers, than by sharing with them in their precious moments of gathering.”

Held at the Cultural Village Foundation from May 11 till June 29, ‘Meerat Ramadan’ festival hosts more than 30 local food supply companies offering a wide variety of Ramadan culinary staples and grocery items at low prices, in order to help families around the country in their preparations for welcoming the Holy Month.

Throughout the duration of the ‘Meerat Ramadan’ festival, Al Meera is offering Katara’s visitors a rich variety of Ramadan specials, essential food items and a selection of the 1438 consumer goods that are currently on shelves at cost price at several branches of Al Meera. The interior design of Al Meera’s shop at the festival has been decorated to reflect the Company’s internal colours at its newly opened branches, in addition to replicating the latest innovations and modern shelving setup, in line with the company’s identity.

Al Meera’s Ramadan campaign comes in the framework of the Company’s inclusive CSR program, as well as in the context of providing consumers in Qatar with high quality products at the best price, living up to Al Meera’s motto of being everyone’s ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’.

Al Meera will also provide adequate quantities of “Tamween” items for Qatari nationals at 34 of its shopping centers across the country, during the Holy Month. In addition to that, Al Meera is currently working with its local suppliers on providing its customers with attractive offers on a variety of consumer products and home appliances at its stores.

In order to keep consumers informed about all initiatives during Ramadan, Al Meera will make use of special labels to designate around the products that will be priced by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.

The Company is continuously collaborating with its local and overseas suppliers to supply and import the best products from the company’s various sources prior to the Holy Month, including Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States and the United Kingdom, among others.

Contact:
Tel: 40119111 – 40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera

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BJ’s celebrates opening of its newest BJ’s Gas® station with donation of a year’s supply of gas and tires to Meals on Wheels Summerville

BJ’s celebrates opening of its newest BJ’s Gas® station with donation of a year’s supply of gas and tires to Meals on Wheels Summerville

 

SUMMERVILLE, S.C., 2017-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — In recognition of its newest BJ’s Gas® station, BJ’s Wholesale Club today (May 15, 2017) announced a donation of a year’s supply of gas and tires to Meals on Wheels Summerville, a community-based senior nutrition program dedicated to addressing hunger and isolation. The donation will help Meals on Wheels Summerville deliver over 800 hot, nutritious meals per week to 180 homebound people in the community.

“BJ’s is committed to helping families meet basic needs, such as access to quality food and wellness, which is why we’re proud to support Meals on Wheels Summerville,” said Dawn Albright, general manager of BJ’s Wholesale Club in Summerville. “Together, we can bring a fresh approach to nourishing our communities and improving the quality of life for our homebound neighbors.”

BJ’s Wholesale Club celebrated the grand opening of its newest BJ’s Gas® location on Saturday, May 13th, by offering Members a special discounted price of $0.99 per gallon of regular fuel. BJ’s Summerville Founding Members also received an additional 10 cents off per gallon. In addition to the new Summerville location, BJ’s operates a total of 131 gas stations through its footprint in the eastern United States and Ohio.

“Proper nutrition is essential to disease prevention and overall good health, but not everyone has access to fresh, quality food,” said Betsy Luke, executive director of Meals on Wheels Summerville. “Our volunteers at Meals on Wheels Summerville seek to bridge this gap by using their own vehicles to deliver hot, nutritious meals to the homes of over 180 people. That’s why BJ’s donation of gas and tires is essential to continuing our mission and meet the growing needs of our community.”

The BJ’s Wholesale Club is slated for opening in June 2017 and will provide affordable fresh food options to the community that are up to 25 percent lower than grocery store prices. Additionally, through its Feeding Communities® program, the Club will donate unsold produce, meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and bakery products daily to reduce food waste and provide wholesome, fresh food to neighbors in need.

The BJ’s Wholesale Club will be located at the intersection of Interstate 26 and North Main Street, Summerville’s primary retail corridor. The Club will be the first in South Carolina, expanding BJ’s footprint to 16 states and marking club #215 for the company. The Club will also feature a BJ’s Gas® station and BJ’s Tire Center®, saving Members even more.

  • BJ’s offers excellent value.
    • BJ’s beats supermarket prices on national brands every day, saving families up to 25 percent off grocery store prices every day.
    • The company is the only major wholesale club that accepts all manufacturers’ coupons, offering families another great way to save.
    • Its exclusive brands, Berkley Jensen and Wellsley Farms, let families save without sacrificing quality or fun.
  • BJ’s biggest advantage is fresh food – produce, dairy, meat and deli.
    • BJ’s offers a delicious variety of produce, meats, deli and bakery items includes everything you need for weekly shopping.
    • BJ’s is the only major wholesale club to offer a full-service deli with premium meats and cheeses.
    • Members can have fresh meats cut to their specifications. BJ’s butchers will recut and repackage at no additional charge.
  • A BJ’s Membership is filled with added convenience.
    • BJ’s accepts all forms of payment, including EBT.
    • Members can research, shop and install electronics with help from BJ’s Tech Advisors™.
    • BJ’s Pick Up & Pay® program allows shoppers to stock up by reserving items online and then picking up in-club.
    • Members can save time and money by filling up their tanks at BJ’s Gas®. BJ’s gas prices are among the lowest around.

Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer surveys on household spending, the Summerville BJ’s Wholesale Club could save area shoppers more than $40 million a year.

Shoppers can learn more about BJ’s Wholesale Club by going to www.bjs.com.

About BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ’s is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 214 clubs and 130 BJ’s Gas® locations in 15 states.

BJ’s provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ’s is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers’ coupons and, for greater convenience, BJ’s accepts all forms of payment, including EBT.

Visit www.BJs.com, and for exclusive content find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

BJ’s is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

For further information:
Media Contact:
Jennie Hardin
jhardin@bjs.com
774-512-6978

SOURCE: BJ’s Wholesale Club

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Sunoco to present at the 2017 MLP, Midstream and Natural Gas Conference hosted by Deutsche Bank

DALLAS, 2017-May-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) (“SUN” or the “Partnership”) today (May 09, 2017) announced that its senior management will hold 1×1 meetings with institutional investors at the 2017 MLP, Midstream and Natural Gas Conference hosted by Deutsche Bank in New York City.

Presentation materials to be used during these meetings are available on the company’s website at www.sunocolp.com in the Investor Relations section under Events & Presentations.

Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) is a master limited partnership that operates 1,355 convenience stores and retail fuel sites and distributes motor fuel to 7,825 convenience stores, independent dealers, commercial customers and distributors located in 30 states. SUN’s general partner is a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE).

Contacts:

Investors:
Scott Grischow
Senior Director – Investor Relations and Treasury
(214) 840-5660
scott.grischow@sunoco.com

Patrick Graham
Senior Analyst – Investor Relations and Finance
(214) 840-5678
patrick.graham@sunoco.com

Media:
Alyson Gomez
Director – Communications
(469) 646-1758
alyson.gomez@sunoco.com

SOURCE: Sunoco LP

Al Meera announces growth in its financial results for 1Q 2017

Al Meera announces growth in its financial results for 1Q 2017

 

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C.) announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2017, three months ended 31 March 2017. Sales reached QAR 644.1 million, compared to QAR 641.0 million for the same period in 2016, and Gross Margin increased from QAR 99.7 million in 2016 to QAR 105.2 million in 2017, a growth of 5.5%.

The Earnings per Share (EPS) amounted to QAR 2.03 in first quarter of 2017 versus QAR 2.47 for the first quarter of 2016.

“Al Meera continues to achieve growth in sales and gross profit reflecting our Board of Directors’ clear vision, sound policies, and strategic decisions. The achieved growth over last year shows  that Al Meera market strategy is in line with the current market conditions, and the company’s expenses are kept in line with its expansion plan with the opening of four new community malls that aims to cater to all our customers’ needs”.

He added: “As a Company that puts its customers, stakeholders and the community first, the success and growth we have achieved has inspired us to continue our faithful contribution to the community in which we operate. Which is why, the first quarter of 2017 has witnessed a number of strategic and community development initiatives that have won the recognition of the industry and consumers alike, and we are looking forward to more fruitful results in the next quarter.”

Growth and expansion

On its expansion strategy front, the first quarter of 2017 marked the launch of Umm Salal Ali shopping center, one of the previously announced 5 out of 14-store expansion phase. Built on a land area of 4014 m2, and featuring a 1750 m2 Supermarket, the store has been equipped to serve residents in the area with fresh sections that Al Meera customers enjoy shopping from, in addition to 9 shops, a small food court, a dedicated parking space and other facilities that further augment visitors’ experience at the shopping center.

The milestone achievement was soon followed by the opening of Al Meera’s latest store in Al Wakra (East), bringing Al Meera’s distinctive shopping experience, state-of-the-art technologies and facilities that have become synonymous with the Retailer’s community shopping centers, to one more of the country’s regions that are witnessing significant urban development and a population boom in Qatar, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Currently, Al Meera has 7 branches under construction, of which 5 are expected to open during 2017. In this sense, the company keeps on delivering its promises to the communities it serves wherever they were in the State of Qatar.

Al Meera’s CSR

On the social level, Al Meera invested in its keenness on spreading a culture of sports among the various segments of the society, as the company celebrated Qatar’s 6th National Sport Day (NSD) by supporting various competitions and events held at the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara), in partnership with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), the Community College of Qatar (CCQ), and Qatar University (QU). Al Meera’s role in the 2017 National Sport Day activities revolved around offering sports enthusiasts and event participants, fresh fruit, healthy snacks and water at different locations throughout Katara.

The Company’s strong belief in the key role of sports and exercise in leading happy and healthy lives, were also manifested in its participation in the 10th International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Aspire Dome as the Official Supplier of the event. This year’s event was staged at the highest level (World/Challenge Cup) and involved an array of international gymnasts from 30 countries across its various competitions.

Al Meera’s unwavering commitment to its Corporate Social Responsibility program and its years-long expertise in community development was reflected in the Company’s draft of the global management project “Social responsibility and its impact on local and international companies”, which was presented at Qatar Uuniversity’s CSR Exhibition, in the presence of HE Salah Bin Ghanim Al-Ali, the Minister of Culture and Sports and QU’s President Dr. Hasan Al Derham, among other dignitaries. Al Meera also received the CSR Responsible Leadership Award, in recogonition of its leading part in that field, at a special ceremony held at Qatar University (QU), to launch the CSR Report ‘the National Book’ Qatar 2016.

Contact:

Tel: 40119111 – 40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera

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Al Meera ready to welcome the Holy Month with high quality products at the best price

Al Meera ready to welcome the Holy Month with high quality products at the best price

 

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) announced yesterday its ‘1438 consumer goods at cost price’ distinctive offer, that comes as part of the Company’s Ramadan campaign under the slogan ‘an abundance of good, in the month of goodness’; which will be launched in a few days, as a tribute to the Islamic Year 1438. The announcement was made during a press conference, held at the Al Meera Headquarters Board Room, in the presence of special guests and members of the media. The Ramadan offer comes in the context of Al Meera’s readiness to welcome the Holy Month, and its constant efforts to provide consumers in Qatar with high quality products at the best price.

The campaign comes as an extension of last year’s Ramadan offer, and gives patrons of 35 of Al Meera branches, as well as Géant Hypermarket, the opportunity to purchase 1438 high quality products that have been carefully selected to cater to the specific needs of shoppers in the holy month.

The special offer is complemented by Al Meera’s provision of adequate quantities of “Tamween” items for Qatari nationals at 34 branches of its shopping centers across the country, during the Holy Month. In addition to that, Al Meera is currently working with its local suppliers on providing its customers with attractive offers on a variety of consumer products and home appliances at its stores.

Moreover, Al Meera will make use of special labels to designate around the products that will be priced by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, in order to protect and inform consumers during Ramadan, and is continuously collaborating with its local and overseas suppliers to supply and import the best products from the company’s various sources prior to the Holy Month, including Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States and the United Kingdom, among others.

Al Meera will also support Ramadan programs and initiatives carried out by charities and associations, and is coordinating with the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs to distribute some necessary items to the main mosques in the country during the blessed month.

On this occasion, Mr. Cobus Lombard, Al Meera’s Acting CEO, Sales and Operations Director added:

“Our Ramadan campaign, is our humble gift to the community that we serve and our loyal customers who have continued to support us year after year, and it comes as part of our CSR program, which aims to contribute to improving the shopping experience of the members of our community in all aspects and through various means. This year, consumers will be able to enjoy our special Ramadan offer and our trademark shopping experience in more shopping centers and neighbourhoods, following the opening of several new Al Meera stores in previously underserved regions in the country, living up to our motto of being everyone’s ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’.”

Commenting on the announcement of the campaign, Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Al Meera, said:

“At Al Meera, we put our customers first in everything we do and we spare no effort to provide consumers in Qatar with the best shopping experience while providing them with premium quality products at affordable prices. What’s more important is that we always listen to our customers, which is why, in light of the good reception to last year’s Ramadan campaign among consumers, we decided to continue this remarkable tradition this year and offer our valued patrons with even more products at cost price.”

Since its inception in 2005, Al Meera has continued to affirm its commitment to Qatar’s social and cultural values and has taken many steps to make a real difference in the shopping experience of community members across the country. Over the years, the Company has developed a number of remarkable activities that have become an integral part of its annual commitment to the various segments in society.

In the first quarter of 2017, Al Meera has exerted great effort to live up to its role-model status in the realm of corporate social responsibility, with a lineup of humanitarian, social and environmental initiatives that were successfully met with great acclaim and engagement from all segments of society.

Harmonized with Al Meera’s dedication to providing the best shopping experience, the Company most recently launched a joint campaign with Qatar National Bank (QNB) that will be active in all Al Meera stores and Geant hypermarket, where shoppers can earn 1 bonus Life Rewards point for every QAR 2 redeemed (with a minimum spend of QAR 250).

In February 2017, in line with the country’s trend towards urban development outside of Doha, Al Meera celebrated the opening of its new branch in Umm Salal Ali, one of the previously announced 5 out of 14-store expansion phase, to its network in Qatar. Soon after, Al Meera brought its exceptional shopping experience to consumers in Al Wakra (East) with the opening of its third store to date in Al Wakra.

In addition, the Leaibab 2 branch is expected to be opened within a few days, bringing the Company’s five-store expansion phase to fruition by the beginning of Q2 2017. Moreover, during the second quarter of 2016, initial works were taking place on six new shopping centres, across various regions in the country, covering Al Khor, Umm Qarn, Rawdat Aba El Heran, Al Sailiya, Leaibab 1 and Azghawa, which will see completion during 2017. Upon the accomplishment of finalizing their construction, Al Meera stores will be expected to reach 50 branches in Qatar by the end of 2017.

In parallel with the progress made in its expansion strategy, the Company recently took part in Qatar Development Bank’s (QDB) “Moushtarayat 2017” Exhibition and Conference, through which it educated suppliers and local SMEs on the steps they need to take in order to partner with Al Meera, claim their space on its store shelves, and become a part of its growing supply chain, towards Qatar’s economic diversification and the realization of the country’s National Vision for the year 2030.

Al Meera also participated in the 10th International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Aspire Dome as the Official Supplier of the event, in the framework of its relentless support to cultivating a culture of sports in society.

In addition to that, Al Meera partook in Qatar University’s CSR Exhibition, and took home the Responsible Leadership Award.

Other initiatives sponsored and supported by Al Meera included the events of the 12th Gulf Consumer Protection Week, the World Down Syndrome Day in association with Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs, Mother’s Day at the Center for Empowerment and Elderly Care (Ehsan).

Contact:

Tel: 40119111 – 40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera

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Sunoco LP declares quarterly distribution of $0.8255 per common unit for the first quarter of 2017

DALLAS, 2017-May-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) (“SUN”) announced that the Board of Directors of its general partner declared a quarterly distribution for the first quarter of 2017 of $0.8255 per common unit, which corresponds to $3.3020 per common unit on an annualized basis.  The first quarter distribution is unchanged from the fourth quarter 2016 distribution and reflects a 1.0 percent increase compared to the distribution for the first quarter of 2016.  The distribution will be paid on May 16, 2017 to common unitholders of record on May 9, 2017.

SUN will release its first quarter 2017 financial and operating results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 3. In conjunction with the news release, management will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m. Central Time (10:30 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss SUN’s results.

By Phone: Dial 201-389-0877 at least 10 minutes before the call. A replay will be available through May 18 by dialing 201-612-7415 and using the conference ID 13661024#.

By Webcast: Connect to the webcast via the Events and Presentations pages of SUN’s Investor Relations website at www.SunocoLP.com. Please log in at least 10 minutes in advance to register and download any necessary software.  A replay will be available shortly after the call.

About Sunoco LP

Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) is a master limited partnership that operates approximately 1,345 convenience stores and retail fuel sites and distributes motor fuel to approximately 7,845 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.

Qualified Notice

This release is intended to be a qualified notice under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b). Brokers and nominees should treat 100 percent of SUN’s distributions to non-U.S. investors as being attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, SUN’s distributions to non-U.S. investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable effective tax rate.

Contacts:

Scott Grischow
Senior Director – Investor Relations and Treasury
(214) 840-5660
scott.grischow@sunoco.com

Patrick Graham
Senior Analyst – Investor Relations and Finance
(214) 840-5678
patrick.graham@sunoco.com

SOURCE: Sunoco LP

Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer opens its new flagship service station in Co. Carlow

Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer opens its new flagship service station in Co. Carlow

 

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2017-May-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has officially opened its new flagship service station at  Junction 5 on the M9, Rathcrogue, Co. Carlow.

The opening of Topaz Junction 5 M9 sees 115 jobs created along with the introduction of three new food court offerings on the busy Dublin to Waterford road.

The innovative forecourt features a robust and varied retail and food court offering, including Topaz’s renowned healthy ‘food on the go’ offer – Re.Store, its latest Mexican street-food concept Cantina and a McDonald’s restaurant, as well as extensive self-service customer refreshment and coffee facilities.

Carlow footballer Brendan Murphy and local councillors were on hand to help cut the ribbon and open the new forecourt as well as meet with local Topaz customers as they joined the Easter Family Fun day on site.

Niall Anderton, Managing Director at Topaz commented that “Today marks the official opening of Topaz Junction 5 M9 and we are delighted to welcome customers through the doors to experience the broad range of services and quality food offerings available at the state-of-the-art foodcourt. Dublin to Waterford is one of the busiest routes in Ireland and we are excited to launch this full-service station to serve the needs of Irish Motorists as well as the local community of Rathcrogue and its surrounding areas.”

Adrian Crean, Managing Director, McDonald’s: “At McDonald’s we continue to follow a progressive expansion programme and our partnership with Topaz in Carlow, and later this year in Cork, are part of this programme.  I would like to wish Bernard Byrne, our owner-operator in Carlow, and his team the best of luck in their new venture; and to welcome the newest members of the McDonald’s crew aboard.”
The service areas operate 24 hours a day, providing a full range of services to all road users day and night. There are in excess of 140 parking spaces, generous truck parking, charging points for electric vehicles, coach parking, carwash, wifi access, showering and toilet facilities.

There is a large indoor seating area, as well as external picnic and seating areas planned for the summer months.

Source: Topaz

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Topaz announces €6 million investment to introduce its new fuel brand miles

Topaz announces €6 million investment to introduce its new fuel brand miles

 

DUBLIN, IRELAND, 2017-May-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer, has announced a €6 million investment to introduce miles, its new fuel brand, across its 430-strong network of service stations in Ireland. The rollout of miles is set to be completed at all Topaz sites by August 2017. This is the latest initiative as part of Topaz’s ongoing promise to bring leading global innovations to the Irish market in line with their continued integration with Circle K.

miles is a new and improved fuel that contains a unique blend of additives designed to take motorists up to 3% further. Its performance has been tested and verified by a third party independent research and development centre – which confirms miles as a superior quality fuel.

The main innovation with miles is a powerful new fuel additive, which can provide better economy on a tank of miles fuel when compared to standard fuels. This innovation comes with direct benefits to motorists; miles can clean and protect engines, enhance engine efficiency and improve reliability, and reduce harmful exhaust emissions.

The €6 million figure represents an investment across all areas of implementation for the new brand, to include marketing, forecourt renovations and new pump installation. It is part of Topaz’s wider plan to adopt best practice and technology, and to invest in market-leading innovations as it continues to grow and improve its network in Ireland.

Gordon Lawlor, Fuels Director, Topaz, said of the announcement: “At Topaz, one of the core aspects of our business is innovation; whether in food offerings, customer service, or fuel. The rollout of miles in Ireland, and the significant investment in the brand, represents a commitment to innovation, and to providing customers with the best quality fuelproducts in Ireland.”

“Across our 430-strong network of service stations, our fuels are randomly tested by the AA to ensure our fuel quality meets the highest standards. In addition, miles has received the Quality Approved endorsement from AA Ireland,  so customers can rest assured their fuel is assessed to the highest standards and they are getting the best available on the market.”

This latest investment announcement by Topaz follows a string of significant investments, including the recent creation of 230 new jobs through the opening of two new motorway service areas in Carlow and Fermoy later this year. In the past 24 months, Topaz has invested over €36 million in its retail network with investment going towards the development of its Re.Store brand, the upgrade and rebrand of the recently acquired Esso network, and the development of major Topaz sites at City Avenue in Dublin and Ballysimon in Limerick.

Source: Topaz

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CVS Pharmacy removes parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors across beauty and personal care products

  • Parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors will be removed from extensive line of store brand beauty and personal care products
  • Company also publishes full list of restricted chemicals

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (April 19, 2017) CVS Pharmacy (NYSE:CVS), America’s leading retail pharmacy, took a major step forward in advancing its efforts to address chemicals of consumer concern by announcing the removal of parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors across nearly 600 beauty and personal care products from its store brand CVS Health, Beauty 360, Essence of Beauty, and Blade product lines. The Promise Organic line of store brand products also does not contain any of these ingredients. CVS Pharmacy will stop shipping store brand products that don’t meet these standards to distribution centers by the end of 2019.

As a company driven by its purpose of helping people on their path to better health, this latest action is a significant milestone in its journey toward more sustainable products that satisfy consumer expectations. The company has also published its full list of restricted chemicals by product category here.

“We are committed to providing our customers with the safe, efficacious products that they are looking for,” said Cia Tucci, vice president of store brands and Quality Assurance at CVS Health.  “We listened when customers voiced their desire for products that still provide the benefits they need with fewer ingredients of concern. Today’s announcement is a natural step in the evolution of our comprehensive approach to chemical safety.”

While all store brand products have always been subject to stringent standards of safety, quality and environmental responsibility and – at a minimum – meet all federal and state requirements, customer feedback has driven this move to eliminate parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors.  In addition to listening to customers, CVS Health has also engaged with industry experts and key advocacy groups to ensure that product quality can be maintained through this transition. Over the past several years, CVS Health has engaged with the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families (SCHF) coalition and its Mind the Store campaign, an organization working to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in consumer products, strengthen the understanding of chemicals of consumer concern and inform opportunities for retailers to advance chemical safety in consumer products.

“This announcement is an exciting milestone not only for CVS Health, but for retailers and the role they play in driving change toward safer consumer products,” said Mike Schade, Mind the Store campaign director for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. “We applaud CVS Health for the action it is taking today and we look forward to continued collaboration ahead.  We hope other retailers will follow suit.”

The evolution of CVS Health’s chemical policy builds off a foundation laid over the last decade to advance its chemical management efforts. In 2007, the company became the first major drugstore to establish a Cosmetic Safety Policy in 2008. Since then, CVS Health has made substantial progress toward sustainable chemical management, including the launch of the WERCSmart tool in 2013 to ensure suppliers register ingredient information for all chemical-based products. In 2016, CVS Health became the first major pharmacy chain in the country to become a signatory of the Chemical Footprint Project.

“Our consumers expect both transparency and quality when it comes to ingredients in the products they use,” said Eileen Howard Boone, senior vice president of CSR and philanthropy at CVS Health. “This is an important step, and we look forward to continuing to work with stakeholders to address additional chemicals of consumer concern and focus on more product categories in the future.”

For more information on CVS Health’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, visit: www.cvshealth.com/social-responsibility.

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

About CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 9,700 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.

SOURCE: CVS Health

Media Contacts

Stephanie Cunha
Public Relations Manager
CVS Pharmacy
Stephanie.Cunha@CVSHealth.com
401-770-9354

METRIC USA RELEASES LATEST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER: COLLAPSIBLE INSULATING BEER CAN SLEEVES

CULVER CITY, CA, USA, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Metric USA, a full-service, family-owned and operated company specializing in designing, developing, and producing a wide range of products that embody good design, simplicity, and beauty, announced they have officially released their latest revolutionary product, Collapsible Beer Can Sleeves, just in time for summer cookouts and hangouts.

Developed to provide comfort and convenience for keeping beer cans cool and drinker’s hands dry, the beer sleeves’ inner dimension of 2.6” and 4” in height can hold 12 oz. cans or stumpy bottles with perfect grip.

“We’ve designed the sleeves to be collapsible so they are easily folded and taken along with consumers for ice cold beers anywhere, at any time,” said Rita Haft, Founder and Owner of Metric USA. “Plus, we’ve taken special care to make sure they are eye-catching in nature, and will complement any setting perfectly.”

The beer sleeves are equipped with a reversible, double-sided design. They are made from innovative material known as metric 66 for better insulation, which prevents hands from freezing and drinks cold. Additionally, they come with sturdy, stretchy handles to assist in holding the sleeve.

The sleeves come in 6-pack and 2-pack options, with various color options for adding a touch of personalization to the drinking experience. Not only for beer cans, but Metric USA can sleeves are ideal to use on 12 Oz. soda cans as well to keep them chilled much longer.

These sleeves are durable, firmly grip, insulate, and protect beer cans throughout the entire 2017 summer and many summers to come,” said John Grant, a satisfied customer. “Warm sodas and beers are a thing of the past when investing in this convenient product. Spread the word about our latest product, and head on over to Amazon today to purchase one of these must have summer accessories.”

To purchase or get additional information on our must have can sleeves, you can see both the 2-pack and 6-pack options, at: https://www.amazon.com//dp/B06Y42GLWW

To check out Metric Products’ social media accounts, visit: https://shopmetricusa.com

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Contact: Katie Smith

 

Al Meera presented at the 2nd Government Procurement & Contracting Conference and Exhibition “Moushtarayat 2017”

Al Meera presented at the 2nd Government Procurement & Contracting Conference and Exhibition “Moushtarayat 2017”

 

DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Al Meera Consumer Goods Company Q.S.C has recently taken part in Qatar Development Bank’s (QDB) and Ministry of Finance 2nd Government Procurement & Contracting Conference and Exhibition “Moushtarayat 2017”, held from 6 – 8 April, 2017 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), under the patronage of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Al Meera’s participation in the conference comes in the context of its commitment to supporting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by providing them an ideal platform, through which they can grow their business and usher in a new wave of opportunities for public-private sector cooperation, towards the diversification of the national economy.

Aiming to play an instrumental role in the realization of the Qatar National Vision 2030, the conference seeks to activate the SMEs and the private sector’s contribution to the economic diversification of Qatar, through partaking in public tenders and developing experience with big buyers, such as large private sector companies, semi-governmental and governmental bodies. In addition to that, Moushtarayat allows entrepreneurs and SMEs to develop the requisite experience, resources and professional skillset to compete successfully in the local market.

Being a socially responsible corporate organization, Al Meera’s participation in and support of the Moushtarayat Conference and Exhibition stems from its key strategic direction of contributing to social, community and local business partnerships.

Through its dedicated booth at the three-day event, Al Meera shared its expertise in the field with both experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs, and distributed informative brochures to suppliers and SMEs on the steps they need to take in order to partner with Al Meera, claim their space on its store shelves, and become a part of its growing supply chain.

Stemming from a procurement policy that lays emphasis on sourcing goods and services from the local market, and the budding support of SMEs in the country, Al Meera strongly encourages its contractors and suppliers to give preference to utilizing the services of local companies. Through this strategic approach, Al Meera is fully aligned with and contributing to the economic development objectives as envisaged in QNV 2030.

The Company recently signed a MoU with QDB during December 2016, which identified a range of areas for partnership, including supporting emerging local startups in the grocery and consumer goods niche, by granting them display space and a marketing platform at Al Meera’s stores, as well as extending quick-access support to them across a range of facilities, such as finance, and support through advisory services, through QDB. The first-of-its-kind collaboration is engineered to help local brands achieve exposure to global marketplaces, so that they can achieve higher scales of competitiveness.

Contact:

Tel: 40119111 /40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source:  Al Meera

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Wegmans Chestnut Hill brings the excitement of Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market straight to customers in store On Mar. 31 and April 1

CHESTNUT HILL, MA, 2017-Mar-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — A celebration of Japanese cuisine at Wegmans in Chestnut Hill, Mass. is back, bringing the excitement of Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market straight to customers in the store. On Friday, Mar. 31 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., a large space within the Market Café ordinarily dedicated to self-serve prepared food bars will be transformed by ice tables filled with stunning displays of exotic fresh fish flown in overnight from around the world (while supplies last). Some shoppers are known to travel nearly 100 miles and wait in line outside Wegmans for this popular event, which offers unique cuts of fish prepared by Wegmans’ premier sushi chefs in partnership with Japan’s top fishmonger, Uoriki.

The ringing of a brass bell signals the start of the main attraction: A Maguro no Kaitai show at 12 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday. In the time-honored Tsukiji tradition, the show will feature whole, farm-raised Bluefin tuna, sourced from Kindai University and Takuyo in Japan, masterfully taken apart with a 6-foot knife and filleted in front of the crowd. The tuna is portioned and the final cuts are made into sashimi-style pieces called saku blocks, which are then packaged and carried out on trays for customers to purchase.

A crowd-sized game of “rock-paper-scissors” played in Japanese offers a coveted award to the final players: a free package of nakaochi, a highly-prized scrape of tuna from the bone. There’s also an auction of toro, the valuable fatty tuna belly known for its melt-in-your-mouth flavor and tender texture.

The rare and highly-coveted Bluefin tuna is renowned for its rich, refreshing flavor, clean finish, and fine texture. No antibiotics or growth hormones are used in the farming process. Wegmans’ Executive Chefs John Emerson, Takahiro Hachiya, Tadao Mikami, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Loi Pham, and Dan Tartaglia will work alongside master fish-cutters from Uoriki Japan during the breakdown of each tuna and sushi preparation.

“The Tsukiji market is the largest fish market in the world and it’s been an impressive cultural landmark for more than 80 years,” said Emerson. “We’re proud to honor the spirit of the market at this special cultural celebration for our customers.”

Cut fish orders are taken with the help of Japanese translators from Uoriki, as well as several fluent Wegmans employees. Among the varieties of sashimi to order are octopus from Tsukiji, scallops from Hokkaido, uni (sea urchin) from California, and Kampachi (similar to yellowtail Hamachi) from Hawaii.

“Planning and hosting this event gives us the chance to highlight our exceptional chefs and the best fresh ingredients, while creating a culinary experience our customers won’t find anywhere else,” said Wegmans Chestnut Hill Store Manager Rich Boscia.

Additional food offerings during Sushi Fest include miso-marinated fish, a Shabu-shabu station, Yose Nabe hot pots with clams, shrimp, ponzu sauce, fresh ginger, and Meiji Chocorooms cookies. Tastings of Japanese tea, Ramune sodas, a variety of craft sake, and Suntory Japanese whiskey provide refreshment during the event. A vivid array of orchids will add color to the festivities.

SOURCE: Wegmans Food Market

Press Contact:

Valerie Fox
Media Relations Coordinator
585-720-5713
valerie.fox@wegmans.comKatie Redmond
Media Relations Coordinator
585-279-4317
katie.redmond@wegmans.com

Netatmo Security cameras, the smartest way to protect the house, roll out across the US in 800 Home Depot Stores

FRANCE, 2017-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Netatmo Security cameras, the smartest way to protect the house, roll out across the US in 800 Home Depot Stores.

As more than 2.5 million home intrusions are reported every year in the United States, Americans are increasingly concerned about the security of their home. Thanks to their Artificial Intelligence algorithms, Netatmo indoor and outdoor security cameras Welcome and Presence, understand what’s happening in and around the home and alert the user in case of intrusion.

Netatmo, a revolutionary smart home company developing groundbreaking, intuitive and beautifully-designed connected consumer electronics, expands the distribution of Welcome and Presence, their indoor and outdoor security cameras, on www.homedepot.com.

More than 2.5 million home intrusions are reported every year in the United States ending with over $5,000 in stolen property. 85% of police officials believe that home monitoring systems help deter burglary attempts. In this context, 93% of Americans think that having a home security system is necessary. They want solutions for monitoring and protecting their homes.

Thanks to Artificial Intelligence, connected home security devices make precise assessments of suspicious situations, such as detecting a break-in or the outbreak of fire. Unlike conventional security systems, which require human analysis, these Artificial Intelligence algorithms understand what is going on in the home and alert the user in real time, who can then alarm the authorities.

With its Security range, Netatmo offers a comprehensive system for home security.

Welcome

Homes without security or alarm systems are up to 300% more likely to be broken into. Welcome, the indoor security camera with face recognition, is a game changer in the industry. Instead of the usual motion alerts which require to waste time watching footage, Welcome sends a notification saying that an intruder has been detected in the home, complete with a picture of their face and a video footage. The camera notifies the user exactly who is at home, on their smartphone: the neighbor coming to water the plants while the family is away or a burglar.

MSRP: $199

Presence

With its breakthrough deep learning algorithm, Presence, the outdoor security camera, detects and reports on people, cars and animals. Placed outside the house, the camera analyses in real-time if someone loiters around the home, a car enters the driveway or a pet is in the yard. Presence understands what it sees and notifies the user with smart notifications if something is detected in the monitored area: “Person seen,” “Car seen” or “Animal seen.”

Presence features an integrated smart floodlight that can detect and scare off any unwanted visitors or light the way when it’s dark. In addition, the spotlight can be manually switched on with the App.

MSRP: $299

About Netatmo

Netatmo is a revolutionary smart home company, developing groundbreaking, intuitive and beautifully-designed connected consumer electronics. Truly smart, Netatmo’s innovative products provide a seamless experience that helps users create a safer, healthier and more comfortable home.

Netatmo carefully designs the mechanics, electronics and embedded software of all its products to the highest standards. Netatmo also creates the mobile and web applications that fully realise their potential.

Since 2012 Netatmo has released thirteen devices and accessories, divided into four categories:

  • Weather – The Personal Weather Station and its accessories, the Additional Module, the Rain Gauge and the Wind Gauge.
  • Energy – The Smart Thermostat and the Smart Radiator Valves, both designed by Philippe Starck.
  • Security – The security cameras Welcome, for indoor, and Presence, for outdoor, and their accessories, the Tags and the Indoor Security Siren, and the Smart Smoke Alarm
  • Air care – Healthy Home Coach, the smart indoor climate monitor

Netatmo is a leading innovator in the smart home industry with products available through a growing network of distributors worldwide, selling to consumers through major retail and B2B channels.

Through its program “with Netatmo”, Netatmo develops connected solutions with leading brands in the building industry to be integrated into residential home infrastructure, whether new-build or renovation.

In November 2015 Netatmo completed a series B funding round of $31 million. The company previously raised $4.7 million in 2013.

NACS survey: Americans are optimistic about the economy as gas prices fall

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — A majority of Americans (57%) are optimistic about the economy as gas prices fell by 5 cents per gallon over the past month, according to the latest National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Consumer Fuels Survey of U.S. adults who purchase fuel for a vehicle at least once per month.

Overall, 57% of consumers are optimistic about the economy, which is 13 percentage points higher than last February, when 44% were optimistic. More than three-quarters (76%) of all consumers say that gas prices, which fell from $2.30 to $2.25 over the past 30 days, play a role in their feelings about the economy.

Consumers in the South were most optimistic (60%), while those in the Northeast were least optimistic (54%). Only one in three Americans overall (38%) say that gas prices rose over the past 30 days, though a majority of consumers in the Northeast (53%) say that gas prices rose in the past 30 days. By contrast, only 28% of consumers in the Midwest say gas prices rose in the past 30 days.

Looking to the future, more than two in five fuel consumers (46%) say that they expect gas prices to increase over the next 30 days. This is a noticeable increase from the 35% who predicted higher pump prices at the same time one year ago.

One in five Americans (18%) say that they will spend more money shopping over the coming 30 days. Younger consumers, those ages 18-34, are most likely (28%) to increase their spending.

“The strong consumer optimism over the past few months will be challenged by the fuels industry’s spring transition to summer-blend fuels, which puts pressure on the distribution system and gas prices. As the cold winter weather slowly warms and spring draws closer, convenience retailers are hopeful that consumer optimism remains high and drivers continue to hit the roads — and visit their stores to refuel on drinks, snacks and meals,” said Jeff Lenard, NACS vice president of strategic industry initiatives.

The survey was conducted online by Penn Schoen Berland; 1,110 U.S. adults who purchase fuel for a vehicle such as a car, truck or van at least once per month were surveyed February 7-10, 2017. Summary results are available at nacsonline.com/fuelssurvey.

Founded in 1961 as the National Association of Convenience Stores, NACS (nacsonline.com) is the international association for convenience and fuel retailing. The U.S. convenience store industry, with more than 154,000 stores across the country, conducts 160 million transactions a day, sells 80% of the fuel purchased in the country and had total sales of $575 billion in 2015. NACS has 2,100 retail and 1,700 supplier member companies, which do business in nearly 50 countries.

Source: NACS

Al Meera opens its newest branch in Umm Salal Ali

Al Meera opens its newest branch in Umm Salal Ali

 

QATAR, 2017-Feb-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — In line with the State’s call for the real-estate development of the areas outside Doha, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) has recently welcomed the opening of its newest branch in Umm Salal Ali, which marks the launch of the 3rd shopping center in the Company’s previously announced 14-store expansion plan, while bringing Al Meera’s distinctive shopping experience to one more of the country’s underserved regions – as part of the Company’s mission to provide consumers in every area of the country a great shopping experience that provides true value for money.

The milestone achievement marks the third launch in Al Meera’s current five-store expansion phase in the country, after the opening of both the Bu Sidra and North Sailiya (Al Miarad) branches, with completion nearing the remaining 2 stores due to open their doors to shoppers in the near future, to be located in Al Wakra (West) and Leaibab 2.

In addition to the aforementioned, there are 6 stores that are currently under construction that began during the second half of 2016, which will include branches in Rawdat Aba El Heran, Azghawa, Leabaib and Umm Qarn – to be built on a land area of 10,805 m2, 6,311 m2, 17,390 m2 and 10,230 m2 respectively, while the branches in both Al Khor and Sailiya are to be built on a land area of 15,000 m2 each. These state-of-the-art stores will bring the expansion plan to a total of 11 out of 14 branches, in line with Al Meera’s vision to provide consumers from various regions across the country their shopping needs under one roof, synonymous with its motto of being everyone’s ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’.

The 4014 m2 new shopping center, located in Umm Salal Ali – next to the Saad Bin Moaz School –, features a 1750 m2 Supermarket that has been equipped to serve residents in the area with fresh sections that Al Meera clients grew used to shopping from at all of its newly opened and renovated stores. The Supermarket’s Fresh Sections include a Butchery, Fishery, Bakery and a Delicatessen.

The Store exhibits Al Meera’s trademark modern interior designs and shelving installations, as well as advanced technologies and facilities that have become equivalent to the Retailer’s community shopping centers around the country.

To serve the community’s diverse shopping needs under one roof, the Umm Salal Ali branch also includes 9 shops, a restaurant area and small food court. A dedicated parking space and other facilities further augment customers’ experience at the shopping center.

During the inauguration of the branch HE Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Al Thani, Al Meera’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, commented on the Company’s achievement, in the presence of a number of Al Meera Senior Staff, noting:

“We are truly pleased to introduce Umm Salal Ali’s residents with the answer to their shopping needs and to play a significant role in the real-estate development of the area, which has been highlighted in the State’s country-wide urbanization plan. As with every new branch that Al Meera opens, the Umm Salal Ali branch is designed to exceed consumers’ expectations with a distinctive, integrated shopping experience that sets a benchmark for retail chains across the country.”

HE Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Al Thani added: “The launch of our new shopping center also marks a significant progress in Al Meera’s expansion plan and further widens its reach to more regions in the country, especially ones where residents are underserved or receive lackluster services. This is the perfect occasion to reaffirm our commitment to continue providing consumers with an unmatched shopping convenience and best-in-class services, as well as to advance our goals of contributing effectively to the achievement of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”

The opening of the new shopping center is aligned with Al Meera’s agenda to provide the highest quality products at affordable prices to the communities in which it operates, as well as keep pace with the plan to introduce a number of new shopping centers in succession to consumers across various regions that are witnessing significant urban development and a population boom in Qatar, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Community shopping centers represent an important element in the growth and development strategy that the Company is pursuing. Al Meera’s expansion plan has been set in motion as an answer to the Company’s strategic research and its mission to continue serving the diverse communities in Qatar wherever they are, while keeping pace with Al Meera’s future growth and the country’s urbanization plan.

Contact:

Tel: 40119111 – 40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera

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Al Meera to expand its chain of supermarkets at Msheireb Downtown Doha

Al Meera to expand its chain of supermarkets at Msheireb Downtown Doha

 

QATAR, 2017-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Msheireb Properties and Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) signed a partnership that will bring the country’s leading retail brand to Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD).

The new Al Meera store will be located at Galleria Mall which forms a major part of the retail offering at Msheireb Downtown Doha.and consist of 100 shops in the vibrant mixed-use community development at Msheireb Downtown Doha, that has been meticulously planned to revitalise Doha’s central urban area. The Galleria will comprise an anchor supermarket (Al Meera), multi and a six screen cinema. The mall will also feature dedicated entertainment zone for children, involving both educational and physical activities where children of all ages will be entertained in a safe and friendly environment.

Msheireb Downtown Doha project offering over 300 retail shops, more than 100,000 square meters of leasable commercial space over 17 grade-A office buildings with 24/7 property management services, a luxury department store, fine dining restaurants, premium hotels, government buildings, four heritage houses, and stylish homes, Msheireb Downtown Doha is set to transform the way we live and work.

The iconic development features a pioneering sustainability design to offer residents and visitors a premier shopping experience with shaded walkways and clean efficient energy that creates the perfect climate to shop and relax.

Commenting on the occasion, HE Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Al Thani Chairman of Al Meera, said: ” Al Meera’s Msheireb Branch is a new, unique vision of its kind. It is the fruition of years of experience that Al Meera has gained in the model design of the company’s commercial branches, which goes in harmony with the nature of the place and its surroundings. This is the reason behind the design being influenced by the characteristics of the ‘Msheireb Downtown Doha’ project, as one of the most important architectural projects in Qatar, which the concerned authorities were keen on it being a mirror that reflects the essence of the country’s spirit. On this premise, the Msheireb branch design is an attractive blend of the modern Qatari architectural art’s adherence to the authenticity of Qatari culture, as well as its openness to contemporary art trends.”

He added: “Al Meera’s Msheireb branch, will be divided into several sections, of which the first section will be dedicated to the supermarket space, in addition to a space for organic products in the second section, while the third section will be devoted to a coffee shop for organic products. The branch will be equipped with the best technological solutions that follow international standards, paying attention to the smallest details in its advanced lighting systems, and features the best forms of presentation and storage – through the use of racks and shelves with an attractive design to help customers in a quick and easy selection of products, so as to preserve and maintain products, while making the shopping experience fun and exciting.

We are pleased to be serving another segment of the Qatari community, embodying our motto ‘Your Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 for the development of the various regions of the country.”

Speaking about the new partnership, Mr. Abdulla Hassan Al Mehshadi, Chief Executive Officer at Msheireb Properties, said, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Al Meera to Msheireb Downtown Doha. We believe together we can offer visitors and residents an unrivalled experience that seamlessly connects work, life and play. Al Meera’s values reflect our own goals to make a positive impact on our local community, and we look forward to working closely together to make a vital contribution to our country’s vision of a diversified economy.”

Msheireb Downtown Doha, a transformative revitalised urban regeneration project in the heart of Doha, is now open for commercial, retail and residential tenants. This ground-breaking QR 20 billion community initiative covers more than 31 hectares, and its vision to create sustainable modern communities that offer a wealth of residential, commercial and retail prospects.

Contact:

Tel: 40119111/40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera

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Blakemore Retail SPAR stores announce successful goods collection campaign for Worcestershire Homeless Appeal

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seven Blakemore Retail SPAR stores signed up to the Worcestershire Homeless Appeal’s goods collection, supported by their area manager Donna Cooper.

Over the festive period, collection baskets were made available to customers and staff in these stores. The response from the local community was unbelievable, with an estimated £1,500 collected instore. Donations included food, drink, gloves, scarves, socks and toiletries.

The SPAR fund-raising was added to the stock collected by other collection points; totalling 3.5 tonnes of stock for the Worcestershire Homeless Appeal. The charity and volunteers sorted these goods into Christmas shoeboxes and gift bags which were given to the disadvantaged, vulnerable and homeless.

In addition to this fund raising, the company’s charitable trust – the Blakemore Foundation-  awarded a further £1,260 to the charity via its employee match funding. This will be used by the charity to purchase further supplies in the colder months, such as sleeping bags, blankets, socks and tents.

Blakemore Retail Area Manager and organiser Donna Cooper commented: “To see colleagues’ enthusiasm for the Worcestershire Homeless Appeal was amazing. It is the first year our Blakemore Retail SPAR stores have ever done something like this and I am pleased to say it was a massive success.

Worcestershire Homeless Appeal said: “We would like to say a huge thank-you to everyone that has supported our 2016 Christmas Appeal. We have been overwhelmed, stuck for words and even had a tear in our eye by the generosity of so many warm hearted people; we are humbled by your support.”

Contact:

SPAR International
Email: info@spar-international.com
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

Qatar: Grand Raffle Draws for Al Meera’s 11th anniversary

Qatar: Grand Raffle Draws for Al Meera’s 11th anniversary

 

  • 11 lucky customers walking away with a grand prize of QR 11,111 each
  • 300 total winners of prizes in the first raffle draw and 301 will be chosen in the second draw
  • A wide range of in-store promotions in all Al Meera stores

QATAR, 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Crowning yet another trendsetting year in business, during which the Company continued to achieve further growth and cross farther milestones, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company QSC (Al Meera) is celebrating its 11th anniversary with Grand Raffle Draws that will have 11 lucky winners walking away with grand prizes of QR 11,111 each, in addition to 590 more prizes for Al Meera shoppers.

With a massive turnout of customers and contestants hoping to become one of the campaign’s total of 601 winners, the anniversary’s first draw – held on Monday – saw the winning of 300 charmed customers who claimed more than QR 500,000 worth of prizes, leaving Al Meera shoppers anticipating its second and final draw, which will be held on the 13th of December at the Company’s newly opened Bu Sidra Branch.

Winners are chosen in the presence of the Ministry Of Economy And Commerce representative.

Congratulating the winners of the first raffle draw, Al Meera stated:
“Since its inception back in 2005, Al Meera has grown to become a staple of the Qatari economy and a key player in the country’s urban development, in addition to transforming retail shoppers experience across its regions. As well as demonstrating our commitment to the faithful execution of our expansion and growth plans, we have contributed to the realization of the Qatar National Vision throughout the years, by supporting each and every one of its pillars through our sound policies, market-leading innovations that pour into our beloved country’s economic development, and a number of community partnerships and initiatives that are a cause of pride and determination to maintain such efforts.”

Al Meera added: “This year, we wanted to celebrate our 11th successful year in business by sharing our blessings with our valued customers while continuing to provide them with the best shopping experience in Qatar. This translated into a number of Raffle Draws on coupons, fully sponsored by the Al Meera suppliers, and a wide range of in-store promotions that are bound to ‘make the day’ for hundreds of customers as well as make a tangible source of joy for a lucky few. Such promotional offers are a gesture of appreciation to our customers for being loyal to Al Meera, which is why we are really thrilled about the scores of shoppers who continue to choose Al Meera as their favourite neighbourhood retailer, and the huge interaction they are having with our 11th anniversary Raffle Draw and promotions. We also want all of our loyal customers to know that Al Meera stakeholders and customers will always be our number one priority and the Company will save no effort to bring the most innovative technologies, equipment and setups to Qatar and will continue to pursue its medium and long-term expansion plans, bringing our trademark shopping experience that brings shoppers ‘true value for money’ to shoppers in every corner of the country’s various regions.”

In addition to the 11 winners who will be taking home QR 11,111 each, Al Meera’s 11th anniversary celebration has 590 other prizes in store for its customers. Consumers shopping at any of Al Meera’s 40 stores across the country, earn one raffle coupon for every QR 200 spent. Customers can then use their coupons to enter in the raffle draw for a chance to win shopping vouchers at Al Meera stores. Entry coupons will be accepted until December 12th and the remaining 301 winners will be announced on the 13th of December at Al Meera’s Bu Sidra Branch at 11:00 am.

To sweeten the deal for shoppers during the anniversary celebration and provide them with more ‘value for money’ on their purchases, Al Meera’s supermarkets are also holding a wide variety of in-store promotions during the campaign. The anniversary draws on coupons and in-store promotions are just two of many special offers that the Company hold all year round, demonstrating its belief that its customers are not just shoppers, but active partners in Al Meera’s success.

Through this Grand Raffle Draw, Al Meera is also celebrating its many achievements in 2016, including the strides the Company has made in bringing its expansion plan to fruition. Al Meera’s Bu Sidra Branch, where the raffle draws are held, is the latest achievement to materialize as part of Al Meera’s ‘14 shopping centers’ expansion plan, announced in 2015.

In addition to the Bu Sidra branch, Al Meera will be opening four new shopping centers in North Sailiya (Al Miarad), Al Wakra (West), Um Salal Ali, and Leaibab 2, built on a covered of 4,000 m2, 2,667 m2, 4,014 m2 and 5,093 m2 respectively, which are set to open their doors to consumers in the soon future.

Al Meera’s faithful execution of its expansion plan reflects the Company’s strategy to be present in all the regions and residential communities in the country and improve the shopping experience of customers through the provision of a wide range of products, while following the highest international standards for quality assurance in processes, procedures and services, synonymous with its motto of being everyone’s ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’.

Contact:

Tel: 40119111/40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera

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Accenture book The Fluid Consumer, by Teo Correia: Consumer packaged goods companies must re-focus on consumer rather than goods

Accenture book The Fluid Consumer, by Teo Correia: Consumer packaged goods companies must re-focus on consumer rather than goods
Accenture book The Fluid Consumer, by Teo Correia: Consumer packaged goods companies must re-focus on consumer rather than goods

 

NEW YORK, 2016-Nov-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies must re-focus on the consumer rather than goods, according to a new book from Accenture entitled The Fluid Consumer, by Teo Correia.

Accenture estimates that the consumer goods industry will grow by as much as US$700 billion globally by 2020, with much of this growth coming from beyond familiar brands. To capture a share of this growth, CPG companies need to exceed the expectations of today’s consumers, providing them with a new set of experiences for each brand, enabled by new agile and competitive ways of running their businesses.

“Digital disruption has created new, fluid consumers who have different expectations and demands for faster and easier choices,” said Teo Correia, a senior managing director at Accenture. “They are more difficult to predict, finely segmented, more technology savvy, and are increasingly favoring engaging brands with excellent shopping experiences. To win their loyalty, it is imperative for consumer goods companies to reinvent how they interact with consumers, using digital technologies.”

The Fluid Consumer explores how digital technologies are driving profound shifts in consumer behavior. New levels of consumer empowerment are being enabled by smarter technologies, which have changed how consumers choose and make purchases. The book identifies the key characteristics of today’s consumers, who use mobile digital technologies to flow easily between different types of transactions and channels at any time and in any place. Today’s consumers are more informed and will review, compare, consult and contrast purchase activity at any time in nearly any location, making digital and social influence important and trustworthy sources.

“This book dissects and explains one of the most pressing issues of the digital age – engaging the distracted consumer. The Fluid Consumer can help leaders in the consumer goods industry understand how to build competitive advantage in a world of easy access, where consumer attention is the new scarce resource,” said Sangeet Paul Choudary, author and co-chair of the MIT Platform Strategy Summit.

The Fluid Consumer provides a new model for digital branding and a new framework to help CPG companies position themselves for growth. The book outlines how CPG companies need to assess their brand through the eyes of the fluid consumer. Brands are given guidance find the right place and profile for their brands, where to prioritize spending, and how to boost their agility to compete.

“Digital technologies allow CPG companies to put the consumer first, so leading the engagement with the Fluid Consumer in any given category is a real source of competitive advantage and can allow brands to regain the consumers’ trust, not only relative to other brand owners but also ensuring increased channel power,” said John Zealley, senior managing director, Consumer Goods & Services, Accenture. “However, to secure this position, CPG companies also need to re-invent the way they operate their business, giving them the agility and economic headroom to capture the new value creation opportunities on offer.”

About the Author 
Teo Correia is a senior managing director at Accenture, serving global clients and leading Accenture’s Consumer Tech initiative. Teo has more than 28 years of experience in the consumer goods industry, with expertise in sales and marketing, and branding, helping clients transform their businesses.

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 384,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

Contact:

Caroline Douglas
Accenture
+ 35 3 87 680 0074
caroline.douglas@accenture.com

Source: Accenture

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Appliances, Electronics and Furniture Retailer hhgregg Announces Black Friday Doorbusters

Indianapolis, IN, 2016-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — hhgregg (NYSE: HGG), a leading appliances, electronics and furniture retailer, announced their Black Friday doorbuster deals today, giving shoppers the opportunity to find great savings on the most trusted brands beginning online on Thanksgiving, followed by in store starting at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.

“While spending Thanksgiving at home with family and friends, shoppers can score unbelievable bargains on hhgregg.com,” said Bob Riesbeck, CEO of hhgregg. “Then we’re looking forward to bringing back the excitement of Black Friday the following morning, with the hottest deals on big ticket items like TVs, appliances and furniture as well as gifts for the whole family.”

Top Black Friday TV Doorbusters 

  • 40″ 1080p LED HDTV for $129.99
  • 55″ 4K Ultra High Definition TV for $299.99
  • 58″ Samsung 1080p LED Smart HDTV for $429.99
  • 65″ LG 4K HDR Ultra HD webOS 3.0 Smart TV with FREE Blu-ray player for $799.99

Top Black Friday Electronics Doorbusters 

  • Amazon Fire 8GB Tablet for $33.33
  • Beats Tour 2 In-Ear Headphones with mic for $49.99 ($80 savings)
  • Fitbit Activity & Sleep Tracker Wristband for $59.99
  • HP Laptop with Intel Core i3 Processor for $279.99

Top Black Friday Appliance Doorbusters

  • Amana Washer and Dryer $549.99 for the pair
  • Your Choice for only $399.99 –  Whirlpool Top-Load Washing Machine, Whirlpool Electric Dryer, Maytag Top-Load Washing Machine, or Maytag Steam Electric Dryer
  • LG Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator for $999.99
  • Frigidaire Stainless Steel 4-piece Kitchen Package for $1499.99 (savings of $910)

Top Black Friday Home Products Doorbusters

  • 50% off Recliners
  • Serta Perfect Sleeper Queen Mattress with Sertapedic Adjustable Base for only $999.99
  • 26,500 BTU Gas Grill for $69.99
  • 700-Watt Countertop Microwave Oven for $29.99 (50% off)

In addition to the overall savings and doorbusters, customers can enjoy:

Plus, with hhgregg’s Holiday Gift Card Giveaway Sweepstakes shoppers can enter for a chance to win up to $1000 gift card, with winners drawn twice per week until Thanksgiving.

To see hhgregg’s full Black Friday ad, visit hhgregg.com/black-friday-ad, or follow hhgregg on Twitter at @hhgregg or Facebook at facebook.com/hhgregg for the latest on holiday deals.

ABOUT hhgregg
Founded in 1955, Indianapolis-based hhgregg is a multi-regional retailer with 220 brick-and-mortar stores in 19 states. hhgregg’s product assortment includes market-leading brands in home appliances, consumer electronics and technology, along with high-quality furniture products for the home. The retailer’s locations and online presence (hhgregg.com) give consumers nationwide access to global and local lifestyle and home products. Find hhgregg on Facebook at facebook.com/hhgregg and on Twitter at @hhgregg.

Media Contact:
Sarah Davis
Edelman
(312) 240-3176
Sarah.Davis@edelman.com

 

SOURCE: hhgregg

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Fullbeauty Brands, the e-commerce and catalog retailer that houses Melissa McCarthy’s “Seven7” collection, partners with Zensar Technologies

San Jose, CA, 2016-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zensar Technologies, a leading provider of digital solutions, software and infrastructure services, announced that it has secured the project to enable US based FULLBEAUTY Brands to achieve visible transformation in its financial and procurement processes. The scope of the project involves Zensar partnering with the e-commerce and catalog retailer to leverage the benefits of a smarter financial and procurement framework, involving reimplementation of the latest version of Oracle Applications Release 12. FULLBEAUTY Brands is a leading American plus-size women’s and men’s apparel and home goods company on the growth path, having acquired multiple businesses with an umbrella of eight proprietary brands. The key objective of this reimplementation project entails a complete redesign of account charts and streamlining key financial and business processes for increased efficiency.

“The retail industry has been at the forefront of customer centric innovation. In order to ensure seamless and profitable operations, it is critical for FULLBEAUTY Brands to streamline its financial processes. I am confident that our Oracle expertise, along with our demonstrated knowledge across the retail segment, will result in the creation of a more efficient process to meet their business goals,” commented Sandeep Kishore, CEO and Managing Director, Zensar Technologies.

Jeanne Franklin, Senior Vice President, Finance, FULLBEAUTY Brands said, “For the project we chose to do a re-implementation rather than an upgrade. The Zensar team is a great partner. Their working knowledge of Oracle in the retail sector was why we chose them as our Oracle integrator, however, they also bring basic day to day skills to the table as they are working with us to streamline our chart of accounts and purge inactive vendors to improve efficiencies.”

Commenting on the implementation, Robert Evans, CIO, FULLBEAUTY Brands said, “We reviewed a number of strong vendors in the Oracle support arena and Zensar stood out as the most capable and knowledgeable from a business and technology platform perspective. Zensar helped us review our licensing structure with Oracle and suggested several ways to use our existing modules and tools to facilitate the use of new features and functionality in the Oracle Financial Reporting platform. These new protocols utilize existing capabilities within the platform without the use of a lot of special coding and development work. Zensar has also been an excellent resource for helping us to determine and implement best practices from a business viewpoint on the Oracle platform.”

According to Harish Gala, Executive Vice President and Head, Enterprise Application Solutions, “Our understanding of Oracle products and solutions, combined with the proven experience of having worked with leading global retail brands will help us to transform the objectives of FULLBEAUTY Brands into visible outcomes. Our team is geared to implement this project effectively, by ensuring that we keep sight of the company’s growth plans.”

Sumesh Chawla, Head of Retail & Hospitality Business US, Zensar Technologies said, “We are glad to have had the opportunity to partner with FULLBEAUTY Brands in transforming their financial processes, by laying the foundation to support their current and future business growth.”

The scope of this project includes a complete reimplementation of the Oracle ERP Financials R12 including GL, AP, AR, Fixed Assets, Cash Management, iProcurement, PO, Project Accounting and Inter Company.

At the end of the project implementation, the customer is expected to benefit from the following expected key outcomes:

• Complete alignment with Oracle Product / Support Roadmap to leverage maximum benefits
• Visible increase in processing efficiencies, due to the elimination of manual processes
• Provision of transactional security and reporting execution across multiple Operating Units
• Centralized Accounting and Centralized Banking configurations, making it a seamless process
• Business Intelligence Reporting and Analysis more streamlined to generate timely and actionable insights
• Month End Close cycle reductions, resulting in better inventory control
• Opportunities improvement across Data Cleansing, Hardware and Extensions Utilization

The above outcomes will help the company to achieve operational efficiencies, create a platform for business growth, while providing competitive advantage.

About FULLBEAUTY BRANDS
FULLBEAUTY Brands is the most trusted, comprehensive resource for plus-size women and men seeking fashion inspiration, style advice, and clothing tailored to their individual needs. Proprietary brands under the FULLBEAUTY Brands umbrella include: Woman Within® (WomanWithin.com), Roaman’s® (Roamans.com), Jessica London® (JessicaLondon.com), swimsuitsforall (swimsuitsforall.com), KingSize® (KingSizeDirect.com), BrylaneHome® (BrylaneHome.com), and fullbeauty.com®, an online marketplace offering a curated collection of the finest Brands, and thousands of products, the premier fashion and lifestyle destination for women sizes 12+ (fullbeauty.com).

About Zensar Technologies (www.zensar.com)
Zensar is a leading digital solutions and technology services company that specializes in partnering with global organizations across industries on their Digital Transformation journey. A technology partner of choice, backed by strong track-record of innovation; credible investment in Digital solutions; assertion of commitment to client’s success, Zensar’ s comprehensive range of digital and technology services and solutions enable its customers to achieve new thresholds of business performance.

Zensar, with its experience in delivering excellence and superior client satisfaction through myriad technology solutions, is uniquely positioned to help them surpass challenges around running their existing business most efficiently, helping in their legacy transformation, and planning for business expansion and growth through innovative and digital ways. Zensar Technologies is an Oracle Platinum partner and an Oracle services partner.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zensar
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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Zennovation

About RPG Enterprises (www.rpggroup.com)
Mumbai headquartered RPG Enterprises is one of India’s largest industrial conglomerates. With over 15 companies in its fold, the group has a strong presence across core business sectors such as Infrastructure, Tyre, IT and Specialty. Established in 1979, RPG is also one of India’s fastest growing business groups with a turnover in excess of USD 3.2 Billion, 20000+ people and a global presence in over 100 countries.

Al Meera Consumer Goods Company opens new shopping center in Bu Sidra

Al Meera Consumer Goods Company opens new shopping center in Bu Sidra
Al Meera Consumer Goods Company opens new shopping center in Bu Sidra

 

QATAR, 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the ambitious expansion strategy being adopted to reach all regions of the country and provide its exceptional services to the various segments of society, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (QSC) has opened its new branch in Bu Sidra; the first shopping center opening its doors to consumers as part of Al Meera’s ‘14 shopping centers’ expansion plan, which is part of the Company’s mission to provide consumers in every region of the country a great shopping experience that provides true value for money.

The opening of the new shopping center comes in the framework of Al Meera’s Corporate Social Responsibility, in terms of providing the highest quality products at affordable prices to the communities in which it operates, as well as keep pace with the urban and population boom Qatar is witnessing, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.

The new Bu Sidra Al Meera shopping center is located on the street parallel to the Al Furousiya Street in the Al Rayyan area, landing on the intersection of the Al Ishraq Street and Al Ikhaa Street. The 4250 m2 branch entails 2100 m2 of supermarket area, in addition to 10 other shops and a food court, which will begin providing its services to the shopping center’s visitors at the soonest.

The shopping center was built in accordance with the highest international standards and has been equipped with modern interior designs and lighting systems that ensure a distinctive shopping experience. The center feature a supermarket equipped with world-class technologies and facilities, a huge parking space, and a variety of shops and restaurants, further fulfilling the Company’s vision of becoming consumers’ ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’.

The opening ceremony was inaugurated by Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Qahtani, Deputy CEO of Al Meera in the presence of Mr. Mohammed Hamad Al-Marri, a member of the 13th District Central Municipal Council and Al Meera representatives.

Community shopping centers represent an important element in the growth and development strategy that Al Meera Consumer Goods Company is pursuing. Its new store will meet the needs and requirements of residents in the area and serve the surrounding communities. Al Meera’s Bu Sidra branch is the first community shopping center within out of the 14 planned to be completed and opened in succession, in order to meet the needs of consumers and provide a convenient and integrated shopping experience under one roof.

Contact:

Tel: 40119111/40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera

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Al Meera Group announces 3Q FY2016 financial results

Al Meera Group announces 3Q FY2016 financial results
Al Meera Group announces 3Q FY2016 financial results

 

QATAR, 2016-Oct-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Al Meera Group gross profit increased 6.2% (QAR 18.4 million), from QAR 295.5 million to QAR 313.9 million. Meanwhile, Group gross shops rental income increased 49.6%, from QAR 35.6 million to QAR 53.3 million, compared to the same period last year.

Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Qahtani, Al Meera Deputy Chief Executive Officer said:
“For the third quarter of 2016, Al Meera’s Group sales increased 7.2% (QAR 129.2 million), from QAR 1,805.0 million to QAR 1,934.2 million, compared to the same period last year. Al Meera’s Group operating income increased 9.4%, from QAR 349.6 million to QAR 382.6 million, compared to the same period last year.”

Al Meera’s financial results for 2016’s third quarter reflect the Company’s sound policies, high standards of service, and the continued progress achieved in its medium and long term expansion plans, including the recent soft opening of its 4,239 m2 Bu Sidra branch; the first of five new shopping centers set to open their doors to consumers in succession in the soon future, adding a total of 9,709 m2 Supermarket Area to Al Meera’s presence in Qatar.

Al Qahtani continued:
“Guided by a clear vision, a passion for excellence, and a growth strategy that is perfectly aligned with the country’s National Vision and its urbanization plans, Al Meera has successfully concluded yet another successful quarter that boasts strong financial results, growth figures, and Key Performance Indicators. 2016’s Q3 results propels us to continue our march of progress, and spare no effort in bringing our future expansion plans to fruition and Al Meera’s upcoming shopping centers to new neighborhoods across Qatar’s various regions, with an unmatched, totally revamped shopping experience designed to take our household brand and the retail market in the country to greater new heights.”

Earlier this month, the Company announced that it is in the final stages of preparations for four of the Company’s upcoming stores in North Sailiya (Al Miarad), Al Wakra (East), Um Salal Ali, and Leaibab 2, on a covered area of 4,000 m2, 2,667 m2, 4,014 m2 and 5,093 m2 respectively, in addition to the recently launched Bu Sidra branch. Each center will feature a supermarket equipped with world-class technologies and facilities, a huge parking space, and a diversity of shops and restaurants and other stores, further fulfilling the Company’s vision of becoming consumers’ ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’.

With the upcoming stores reaching the finalization stage, the Supermarket Retail Chain is bringing progress to 11 out of the ‘14 shopping centers’ expansion plan that Al Meera announced last year.

Contact:

Tel: 40119111/40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera

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AmazonFresh expands to Chicago and Dallas

  • Customers can shop for fresh groceries, beauty products, household goods, and more – all for same-day or next-day delivery, seven days a week
  • So far this year, AmazonFresh has also launched in Northern Virginia, Boston, Baltimore, and London, and expanded service in New York, New Jersey,Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, West Virginia and areas of Northern California including Oakland,Fresno, Santa Rosa, Stockton, and Walnut Creek
  • For a limited time, new AmazonFresh customers can start a 30-day free trial and receive $25 off their first order of $75 or more by entering FRESH25 at checkout

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Oct. 26, 2016) announced that AmazonFresh has expanded to Chicago and Dallas. These new cities add to the growing list of regions where AmazonFresh is available, including recently-launched Northern Virginia, Boston, Baltimore, and London. AmazonFresh is also available in Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Stamford, Trenton, seven regions across California – Los Angeles, Riverside,San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Stockton – and more.

With AmazonFresh, customers can combine grocery and other shopping into one seamless experience that easily fits into their busy lives. Customers can order a wide range of items, including everything from fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, baked goods, and dairy products to beauty products and household goods. AmazonFresh offers same-day or next-day delivery, with convenient delivery windows, including the option of either attended or unattended delivery. Customers can place an order in the morning and have it delivered as early as that same evening, or order before going to bed and have the items on their doorstep in time for breakfast the next day.

“We continue to expand AmazonFresh into new regions so that more and more customers can take advantage of the service,” said Ben Hartman, VP of AmazonFresh. “Whether they are busy with family, work, travel, or something else, we believe all Prime members will enjoy the convenience and flexibility of AmazonFresh, in addition to the vast selection and low prices that the service offers.”

Customers can use AmazonFresh for just $14.99 per month as an Add-on to their Prime membership. Plus, for a limited time, new customers can start a 30-day free trial of AmazonFresh and receive $25 off their first order of $75 or more by entering FRESH25 at checkout.

More About AmazonFresh

Convenience: Customers enjoy unlimited delivery with the new monthly AmazonFresh membership. They can also easily shop AmazonFresh from anywhere using the mobile Amazon App. In addition, AmazonFresh customers who are not currently in a free trial can now get the all-new Amazon Dash for free with first use. The Amazon Dash is an easy-to-use shopping device that allows customers to effortlessly shop from anywhere in their home by voice search or barcode scanning. After buying the device for $20, customers will receive a $20 credit the first time they use the device.

Low Prices: Not only does Amazon offer low prices across its entire selection, including fresh groceries, but customers can also shop discounts and special offers daily through AmazonFresh.

Vast Selection: In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood, baked goods, and dairy products, customers can choose from a wide range of pet supplies, baby items, beauty products, and selection made exclusively for AmazonFresh customers like the Single Cow Burger, a new high-quality beef product. AmazonFresh also offers products from popular local shops and restaurants in each region through the Local Market program.

Get Started: To use AmazonFresh, customers can simply go to www.amazon.com/amazonfresh and sign up for a free 30-day trial of the service. After the free trial, Prime members can continue to shop AmazonFresh for a monthly fee of $14.99.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

Media Hotline:

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amazon-pr@amazon.com
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Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

Krazy Glue® launches its first-ever float in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

Krazy Glue® launches its first-ever float in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®
Krazy Glue® launches its first-ever float in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

 

NEW YORK & ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Upside down cars, teetering towers of chairs, furniture glued to the ceiling and other extraordinary demonstrations of the Krazy Glue brand’s strong adhesive ability will come to life aboard the new Krazy Glue float in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Krazy Glue is partnering with Macy’s (NYSE:M) to send the “Fun House” float down the streets of New York City as millions marvel at the outrageous display of kraziness.

“Krazy Glue is an instant solution and the only super glue that allows consumers to create ‘krazy’ things. Macy’s has been a fantastic partner in bringing the brand’s remarkable ability to glue things together to life with the Fun House float,” said Victor Misawa, senior vice president of marketing, Writing & Creative Expression, Newell Brands. “We’re thrilled to debut our fun and ‘krazy’ float during the landmark 90th anniversary of the Macy’sThanksgiving Day Parade.”

The Fun House float will stand more than three stories tall and will be a manifestation of the unbelievable things that are possible with Krazy Glue. Inside the fun house, the main room will rock back and forth while a chandelier, piano, tables and chairs are glued to the walls and ceiling. Outside, life-sized cars attached by their roofs, piles of dishes stacked to unbelievable heights, and a tower of chairs glued together at odd angles will wow spectators. Escorting the float will be a party of carnival performers, including a strong man lifting a colossal weight over his head, acrobats demonstrating impossible gymnastic feats, and street artists balancing enormously tall stacks of plates and hats.

“For 90 years, the Macy’s Parade has entertained millions with spectacles of grandeur. The Krazy Glue float offers an extension of that theme in a fun, offbeat and unexpected way,” said Amy Kule, executive producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “The Krazy Glue team has been a great partner in designing this wacky float, and we’re thrilled to bring a little bit of ‘krazy’ to the Parade in 2016.”

The 90th Anniversary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC-TV, from 9 a.m. to noon in all time zones on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016.

About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:

With more than 50 million viewers across the country and more than 3.5 million spectators that line up along the streets of New York City each year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a national icon that has grown into a world-famous holiday event. For 90 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season. Growing in size and scale, the Parade proudly marches down a more than 2-mile route in New York City with more than 8,000 participants in tow including Macy’s employees, their families, celebrities, athletes, clowns and dance groups spreading holiday cheer. The Parade also features America’s best marching bands, fabulous floats and Macy’s signature giant helium character balloons. For more information on the Macy’s Parade, please visit www.macys.com/parade or call the Parade hotline at (212) 494-4495.

About Krazy Glue:

Krazy Glue® is a super-strong, fast-drying adhesive solution that can hold up to 2,000 lbs. per square inch. Krazy Glue is an instant, strong solution for all needs around the house. With a wide assortment of instant adhesives for multiple applications and an all-purpose formula that bonds to a wide variety of surfaces, including ceramic, plastic, wood, porcelain, metal, leather, rubber, vinyl, and more, only Krazy Glue allows consumers to do anything krazy! Krazy Glue (www.krazyglue.com) is part of Newell Brand’s global portfolio of brands.

About Newell Brands

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. This press release and additional information about Newell Brands are available on the company’s website, www.newellbrands.com.

Media Relations:

Orlando Veras
646-429-7450
orlando.veras@macys.com

Christine Olver
646-429-5713
christine.olver@macys.com

Krazy Glue
Caitlin Watkins
470-328-9601
Caitlin.Watkins@newellco.com

Source: Macy’s

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Premiala Announces Restocking of its Meat Injector in USA, UK and Germany

Australia, 2016-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware today announced its meat injector is once more available for purchase on Amazon USA, as well as Amazon UK and Amazon Germany. The announcement follows periods of stock unavailability on all markets.

Premiala General Manager Greg Carder confirmed the news in a short interview today, and admitted the company’s dissatisfaction at history repeating itself, having experienced an out-of-stock period earlier this year.

“We’re delighted of course to be able to confirm the Premiala Meat Injector is once more available, however we’re disappointed the situation arose in the first place. We experienced extreme demand in some markets, while other markets experienced shipping delays due to supply chain pressures and the collapse of an ocean freight company. We thank the many customers who contacted us during this time seeking advice on its projected availability for their patience and are continuing to scale our production to hopefully avoid this in future.”

Carder confirmed the company now has good stocks of the item and expects to maintain this situation through the end of the year.

The Premiala Meat Injector is a kitchen tool designed for injecting brine, marinade and other liquids into meats. It can also be used for injecting jam, cream or custard into donuts or other sweetmeats. Premiala prides its Meat Injector as the only unit on the market using food-safe 304-grade stainless steel for all the product’s components, thereby guaranteeing maximum food safety.

More information about the Meat Injector is available from the manufacturer’s website.

About Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware: Premiala BBQ and Kitchenware aims to provide premium quality BBQ and kitchen tools to home and professional users. It believes better health and well-being can be achieved by using premium tools, by providing superior results and greater user satisfaction while working.

Contact:
Greg Carder
General Manager
Premiala Ltd
enquiries@premiala.com
http://premiala.com

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Zalando now offers small local retailers opportunity to sell their products through its Fashion Platform

Zalando now offers small local retailers opportunity to sell their products through its Fashion Platform
Zalando now offers small local retailers opportunity to sell their products through its Fashion Platform

 

BERLIN, 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — While online shopping is becoming even more popular, the vast majority of fashion assortment is still located in stationary stores. In order to connect both worlds with each other, Zalando is looking into different ways of what the future of commerce might look like.

As part of the #IntegratedCommerce approach, Zalando is now offering small local retailers the opportunity to sell their products through its Fashion Platform. For the first time, local retailers are able to connect to the Zalando Platform with minimal technical effort via the external partner software “gax-system”. The first 10 participating stores can now easily accept orders from Zalando customers and fulfill them if the matching item is available in their stores.

Jan Bartels, Vice President Logistics Products at Zalando: “With its platform strategy, Zalando is working on different ways to not only connect big brands and retailers, but to connect local stores with limited technological infrastructures for the first time. This way, Zalando can be a digital solution for smaller retailers who are facing the challenges of digitalization and offer them a further sales channel. We see the future of commerce as a seamless shopping experience for customers, whether fashion items are available online or in local stores. This is why we are continuously testing new Integrated Commerce initiatives, which connect both worlds.”

Philipp Kannenberg, member of board, gaxsys GmbH: “For gaxsys, the pilot with Zalando provides a large number of local retailers with the opportunity to participate in e-commerce. We are convinced that local commerce can only exist in synergy with e-commerce, not in competition.”

Already 10 local retailers are participating in the testpilot, one of these is Tip Tap Kinderschuhe from Weilheim (Bavaria): “As a local store, our main challenge is to reach new customers, especially those of the younger generations”, says the owner Thomas Ganguin.  “That’s why, in order to generate extra sales, e-commerce is important for us as an additional distribution channel. So far the experience of selling online via the gax-system has been a good one. We are now able to sell more brands and benefit from Zalando’s vast reach. If we were running an own online shop we would need much more storage capacity and would have to schedule more personnel. With the gax-system we can flexibly decide on which orders to accept online.”

In June, Zalando already started its first test pilot, connecting local stationary stores of big partner brands like adidas to the Zalando Platform. The assortment of two adidas stores in Berlin is digitized and offered online to Zalandos’ customers.

ABOUT ZALANDO
Zalando (https://corporate.zalando.com) is Europe’s leading online fashion platform for women, men and children. We offer our customers a one-stop, convenient shopping experience with an extensive selection of fashion articles including shoes, apparel and accessories, with free delivery and returns. Our assortment of over 1,500 international brands ranges from popular global brands, fast fashion and local brands, and is complemented by our private label products. Our localized offering addresses the distinct preferences of our customers in each of the 15 European markets we serve: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom. Our logistics network with three centrally located fulfillment centers in Germany allows us to efficiently serve our customers throughout Europe. We believe that our integration of fashion, operations and online technology give us the capability to deliver a compelling value proposition to both our customers and fashion brand partners. Zalando’s shops attract over 160 million visits per month. In the second quarter of 2016, around 65 per cent of traffic came from mobile devices, resulting in 18.8 million active customers by the end of the quarter.

CONTACT:
Kristin Dolgner
Corporate Communications
press@zalando.com
+49 30 2096 81 484

Source: Zalando

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Diwali sweets for the festive season available at Ferns N Petals

Delhi, India, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the festive season rolls out, people all around the country have geared themselves up to celebrate the festivity with joy and excitement. Preparations for the festival have started well in advance and folks all around are busy cleaning and renovating their homes. Since the markets are too crowded for folks to scout for the best gift for their loved ones, online portals like Ferns N Petals brings to you an amazing range of gifts for your family, friends and loved ones. Customers can shop for a relishing range of Diwali sweets online that will leave the most pleasing taste on your taste buds.

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Indians find it hard to imagine festivals without the traditional Indian delicacies. Hence, online portals are not only striving hard to ensure the freshness of the products but at the same time maintaining its quality too. To make it even more exciting for the customers, Ferns N Petals brings an amazing range of gift combos and hampers that are made available at the most competitive prices and makes the best Bhaidooj gifts online. And customers would feel restricted with choices since they will have the chance to pick form a wide range of Motichoor Laddos, Kaju Katli, Gulab Jamuns, Pedas and Rasgullas amongst others. These sweets can also turn out to be exciting gift options for Bhaidooj which falls a day after Diwali. The company focusses on express delivery of Bhaidooj sweets, thereby ensuring that it is delivered the same day.

“Festivals in India rely on sweets as the primary gift option. Therefore, we have focused more on keeping sweets as one of the most important gift option. Customers can avail exciting combos comprising of sweets and dry fruits, sweets and Diwali crackers or even sweets and idol of gods and goddesses amongst others. All this and much more can be delivered to your doorstep with absolute ease. People can order Deepavali sweets and can send it to any national and international destinations with a click of the mouse”, said VP-Manish Saini, Ferns N Petals.

Ferns N Petals is a renowned brand name in the country which has been delighting customers with its impeccable delivery services for more than 20 years. The online portal has come up with custom delivery services which give the customers the chance to go for same day, next day and even midnight deliveries.

Contact-Details:
Eshmeeta Kaur
Marketing Head / PR
Ferns N Petals Pvt. Ltd
(91) 9582212653
eshmeeta.kaur@fnp.com

Al Meera Consumer Goods Company held its third Extraordinary General Assembly meeting

Al Meera Consumer Goods Company held its third Extraordinary General Assembly meeting
Al Meera Consumer Goods Company held its third Extraordinary General Assembly meeting

 

QATAR, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) held an Extraordinary General Assembly on Wednesday 5th of October 2016, at La Cigale Hotel in Al Sadd area. The third meeting was called by Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Al Thani, Al Meera’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, following the postponement of the second meeting dated September 4th due to the incomplete quorum. The third meeting was held in presence of the attendees who answered the call.

The following points were discussed and agreed upon during the meeting:

  1. Amendment of the Articles of Association of the company as per the regulatory requirements so as to conform with the rules of the Commercial Companies Act no 11 of the year 2015.
  2. Amend Article no (6) of the Articles of Association of the company to transfer the shares of the Government of the State of Qatar amounting to 26% in Al MEERA Company to Qatar Holding Company.
  3. Amend Article no (26) of the Articles of Association amended by Decree of the Extraordinary General Assembly held on 8/6/2008 that states “The Board of Directors shall manage the company and shall consist of seven members two of them shall be appointed by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce against the shares of the State of Qatar provided that one of them shall be the Chairman of the Board. The remaining members shall be elected by secret ballot and the Government of the State of Qatar may not participate in the election of the board members.”The amendment was read as follows:
    “The Board of Directors of the company shall manage the company. The board shall consist of seven members two of them shall be appointed by the Qatar Holding Company against its shares in the company provided that one of them shall be the Chairman of the Board. The other members shall be elected by secret ballot and Qatar Holding Company may not participate in the election of the board members”.
  4. Amend Article no (35) of the Articles of Association that states “the General Assembly may dismiss the Chairman of the Board or any of the Board Members according to the suggestion issued by the Board of Directors by absolute majority, or according to the request signed by a number of shareholders holding not less than quarter of the company’s capital on condition that the Minister of Economy and Commerce’s approval shall be obtained in the event that the dismissal shall be related to the Chairman of the Board or any of the members representing the Government of the State of Qatar”.The amendment was read as follows:
    “The General Assembly may dismiss the Chairman of the Board or any of the Board Members according to the suggestion issued by the Board of Directors by absolute majority, or according to the request signed by a number of shareholders holding not less than quarter of the company’s capital subject the approval of Qatar Holding if the dismissal is related to the Chairman of the Board or the other member who is appointed for the Holding Company’s shares.”
  5. The sentence “The Government of the State of Qatar “shall be replaced with the sentence “Qatar Holding Company” wherever seen and read in the company’s Articles of Association”.
  6.  Authorize the Board of Directors with all the necessary powers to implement the resolutions mentioned above and complete all the procedures before the official offices in the country to abide by the companies’ law.

Prior to the meeting, Al Meera had advised shareholders who are not able to attend the Extraordinary General Assembly meetings to authorize another shareholder in writing, as long as the authorized agent is not a Board of Directors’ member and does not hold more than 5% of the company’s shares. Al Meera had also requested representatives of companies to present an authorization letter stating their mandate to represent those companies.

Trading was suspended on the day of the General Assembly meeting.

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Saif Said Al Sowaidi, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as members of the Board of Directors, and shareholders who said: “The call for this Extraordinary General Assembly meeting of Al Meera Consumer Goods Company stems from the keenness of the Board of Directors to interact with shareholders, in the framework of the system of governance and related laws, to address topics on the agenda.”

He added: “Your Company has been able to take firm steps that empowered it to assume a leading position in the consumer goods retail sector. In this context, the company relies on its expansion and development plan, in order to keep pace with the population boom and the urban changes in the State of Qatar, along with its ongoing pursuit of meeting the expectations of consumers and the ambitions and goals of shareholders. Your company is still the focus of attention of local and foreign investors and their investment destination of choice, which is what gives us confidence in the market, and drives us towards exerting more effort.”

And according to Al Meera’s latest Annual Report for the year 2015, released earlier this year, 2015 was yet another year of outstanding accomplishments and tremendous achievements in the company’s expansion milestones, operations and financial growth.

Bringing life to family shopping, the report reaffirmed the company’s adherence to world-class shopping standards at the service of consumer needs and satisfaction, as well as at the various communities, nationals and residents in the State of Qatar.

The Board of Directors’ Report stated that Al Meera’s expansion plans are stretching to new heights with the setup of 14 new shopping centers spread across the country; a result of strategic research to keep pace with Qatar’s urban planning, which has extended to new areas and others that have recently witnessed a population boom.

Contact:

Tel: 40119111/40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera

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Al Meera on final stages of preparations for five of its upcoming stores in Qatar

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QATAR, 2016-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Putting the finishing touches on its current expansion phase in Qatar, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company QSC (Al Meera) has announced that it is in the final stages of preparations for five of the Company’s upcoming stores in the country. Al Meera plans to launch its five new shopping centers in succession, starting with the 4,239 m2 Bu Sidra branch, which is set to open its doors to consumers in the soon future.

In addition to the Bu Sidra branch, Al Meera will be opening four new shopping centers in North Sailiya (Al Miarad), Al Wakra (West), Um Salal Ali, and Leaibab 2, built on a covered area of 4,000 m2, 2,667 m2, 4,014 m2 and 5, 093 m2 respectively.

The Company’s upcoming stores will add a total of 9,709 m2 Supermarket Area to its presence in Qatar, bringing its trademark shopping experience to citizens and residents in five different suburbs spread across various regions of the country, in line with its mission to contribute to the real estate development of every neighbourhood in Qatar.

Commenting on the company’s achievement as part of its long-term expansion strategy, Dr. Mohammed Nasser Al Qahtani, Deputy CEO of Al Meera, said:

“At Al Meera, we are truly excited to be introducing our seamless shopping experience and make a difference in the daily lives of consumers in new territories with lackluster shopping services. Our state-of-the-art stores are designed to provide citizens and residents in five key suburbs – out of the 14 announced last year – that are witnessing a population boom with unmatched shopping convenience, a vast range of competitively priced, high quality products and best-in-class services and facilities.”

He added: “This is a true testament to Al Meera’s capacity for making its expansion plans a reality for consumers in Qatar and further elevates its status as the leading retail chain in the country. It also demonstrates our unwavering commitment to meeting our customers’ expectations, driving the Company’s future growth, boosting our shareholders’ returns, and effectively contributing to the realization of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and its community development objectives.”

Al Meera’s upcoming shopping centers are built in accordance with international standards and by the time they open, will have been equipped with modern interior designs and lighting systems that ensure a distinctive shopping experience. Each center will feature a supermarket equipped with world-class technologies and facilities, a huge parking space, and a diversity of shops and restaurants other stores, further fulfilling the Company’s vision of becoming consumers’ ‘Favourite Neighbourhood Retailer’.

To date, flooring, refrigeration, and POS installations have been completed in all of the five branches, while modern shelving installations have been carried out in all of the branches except in Leaibab (2), which is currently in progress.

With the five upcoming stores reaching the finalization stage, Al Meera is on the path to completing 11 of the 14 shopping centers expansion plan that the Supermarket Retail Chain announced last year. This is in coordination with the agreement Al Meera signed in March 2016 with Al Khayarin Group Contracting and Trading and Al Muftah Contracting Company to build six new stores in Rawdat Aba El Heran, Azghawa, Leabaib, Umm Qarn, Al Khor and Sailiya.

Al Meera’s expansion plan has been set in motion as an answer to the Company’s strategic research and its mission to continue serving the diverse communities in Qatar wherever they are, while keeping pace with Al Meera’s future growth and the country’s urbanization plan.

Contact:
Tel: 40119111 – 40119112
Fax: +974 40119186
Email: admin@almeera.com.qa

Source: Al Meera

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