Sainsbury’s speeds-up its initiative to remove multi-buy promotions

LONDON, 2016-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has fast-tracked its programme to remove multi-buy promotions on food whilst lowering regular prices on everyday items in response to positive feedback. The retailer has been gradually removing multi-buys from its stores over two years and has sped-up the project in recent months due to customer appetite for simpler, clearer prices.

  • Programme to remove multi-buys delivered two months ahead of plan as customers respond positively*
  • Lower, regular pricing strategy leading to highest-ever customer satisfaction scores**
  • Customers enjoying increased choice and flexibility and are buying a wider variety of products

Sainsbury’s decision to replace multi-buys with lower regular prices is in response to changing shopping habits with customers shopping more frequently, often buying fewer items. Careful management of household budgets, a growing awareness of the cost of food waste and more health-conscious living have also driven a trend away from multiple product purchasing towards more single item purchasing.

Sainsbury’s Food Commercial Director, Paul Mills-Hicks, said: “We’ve worked hard to phase out multi-buys as quickly as we could because our customers tell us they value choice and a simpler shopping experience. It’s very interesting to see people experimenting with new products and pack sizes now that they are not tied in to multi-buys. It’s clear that shoppers are enjoying the freedom to make decisions about what they buy based on what they need, rather than what’s on offer. Customers are also telling us that ultimately they’re saving money because they’re wasting less and only buying what they need.

Our pricing strategy is all about ensuring we are well placed to give our customers what they want, when they want it. Multi-buys are out of step with changing shopping habits and we call on other retailers to follow our lead to remove multi-buys, making shopping easier for customers and food waste easier to manage.”

Read a blog post from Paul Mills-Hicks here.

Notes to editors 

*Removal of multi-buys on Sainsbury’s food completed in June and original plan was for August 2016; Multi-buys may still be found on lunch and Bistro meal deals, seasonal wine promotions and general merchandise products

For corporate press enquiries please contact:

press_office@sainsburys.co.uk
call 020 7695 7295.

Source: JSainsbury

Argos launches its exclusive The sunshine-themed pendant for Macmillan Cancer Support

Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Let your light shine this Christmas as Argos launches its exclusive pendant for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The sunshine-themed pendant is available in Argos stores and online from 16 July retailing at £27.99. Of this, £5 from every sale will be going to Macmillan to fund vital hours of nursing care, helping to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.

The pendant will add a little sparkle to anyone’s Christmas and features an uplifting message, making it a perfect gift for your loved ones.

Stephanie Wilkes, Jewellery Buyer at Argos, said: “This gorgeous pendant is the perfect way to light up the lives of your loved ones this Christmas, and with £5 from each sale going straight to Macmillan, you’ll be helping to pay for vital hours of care from Macmillan nurses.

“We’re so proud to be supporting Macmillan, and hope the sales of these pendants will help make a real difference to the lives of those affected by cancer.”

Alix Wooding, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “Christmas can be a difficult time of year for many, especially those who have lost loved ones, and we know that lots of people feel lonely as festivities go on around them. The money Argos customers will raise with every pendant sold goes towards funding vital care and support from Macmillan nurses, helping people affected by cancer to feel less alone. I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who puts this pendant on their Christmas list, with your support Macmillan can make a real difference.”

Since voting to support Macmillan as their UK charity partner last year, Argos colleagues and customers have raised £1.2 million, funding over 44,000 hours of vital Macmillan nursing care to help Macmillan ensure that no one faces cancer alone.

To buy a pendant for your loved one visit your local Argos store, or buy online at www.argos.co.uk

Notes to Editors:

About Macmillan Cancer Support
When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.

That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.

To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk

About Argos
Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 60,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with around 120 M customer transactions a year through its stores and over 975 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2016.  Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 842 stores and concessions across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the financial year to February 2016, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed c.30,000 people across the business.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

For high res imagery or further information, please contact:

Laura Williams
Assistant Media & PR Officer
Macmillan Cancer Support
020 7840 3583 (out of hours 07801 307068)
LaWilliams@macmillan.org.uk

The Argos Press Office
0845 120 4365
email: media.relations@argos.co.uk

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Argos launches its exclusive The sunshine-themed pendant for Macmillan Cancer Support
Argos launches its exclusive The sunshine-themed pendant for Macmillan Cancer Support

Source: Argos

Lowe’s launches new series The Weekender on Lowe’s TV app now available on Apple TV

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2016-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — DIY and home expert Monica Mangin will star in the new Lowe’s series The Weekender premiering Thursday, July 14, 2016, on the Lowe’s TV app now available on Apple TV.

Monica is a mother of four kids and author behind the popular DIY and design blog East Coast Creative. She is known for her ability to create Pinterest-worthy spaces on affordable budgets. Monica approaches every space with fearless creativity and is relentless in her effort to help others DIY their house into a home that fits their individual style.

The 10 episode original series will follow Monica as she helps homeowners tackle five DIY projects in one weekend to turn lackluster spaces into inspired, functional rooms that leave homeowners brimming with pride.

“The Weekender will inspire and help DIYers feel confident, get creative and take a step in their home improvement journey, making their home a place they truly enjoy and are proud to showcase,” said Marci Grebstein, Lowe’s Chief Marketing Officer. “This series marks Lowe’s first episodic venture onto streaming devices where consumers are looking to be entertained and educated about home improvement, while allowing our brand to engage on their terms.”

In the premiere episode, Monica helps a young family living in the heart of Manhattan tackle their tired and unused concrete patio. Monica shows the homeowners how quick and easy home décor ideas like a cinderblock planter and DIY lattice fence help transform the space into a family-friendly oasis.

“Homeowners often list time and money as the reason why they don’t start a home renovation project,” said Monica. “I come alongside them with simple, affordable DIY projects to transform their houses into homes they love.”

The Weekender series will be released on Amazon Fire TV and on the Roku® platforms this August. It will also be available on the Lowe’s YouTube channel.

For more information, visit Lowes.com/weekender.

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,355 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 285,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

If you’re a journalist working on a story about Lowe’s:
704-758-2917
PublicRelations@lowes.com

Source: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Grupo Vip acaba de firmar un acuerdo con Deliveroo

Madrid, 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Grupo Vips, uno de los grupos multimarca y multiformato líder del sector de la hostelería y comercio en España, acaba de firmar un acuerdo con Deliveroo, la compañía especializada en reparto de comida de calidad a domicilio, con el fin de agregar este nuevo servicio a la oferta de sus principales marcas.

El servicio está ya disponible en más de 80 restaurantes VIPS, VIPSmart, Ginos, Fridays, The Wok y Rugantino de las ciudades de Madrid, Barcelona y Valencia. Este acuerdo tiene como objetivo el ir progresivamente ampliando las zonas cubiertas a nivel nacional.

Con esta opción de servicio a domicilio, Grupo Vips enriquece las facilidades que ofrece a sus clientes para disfrutar de los platos de sus marcas fuera del restaurante, completando así su ya existente servicio de Take Away.

Gracias al acuerdo con Deliveroo, ahora además los clientes de Grupo Vips pueden realizar pedidos a domicilio de una forma rápida y fácil a través de las páginas web de cada marca de Grupo Vips y la de Deliveroo, o bien a través de la aplicación móvil de Deliveroo. Los clientes pueden disfrutar de la mejor comida de los restaurantes de Grupo Vips allí donde estén, ya sea su hogar, la oficina, el parque o la playa, gracias al sistema único de geolocalización GPS diseñado por la compañía. La app permite realizar el pago con un solo click y seguir el recorrido del rider en tiempo real, que entregará en menos de 30 minutos la comida en perfectas condiciones.

Para Enrique Francia, Consejero Delegado de Grupo Vips, “Deliveroo representa el modelo de negocio perfecto que estábamos esperando para desarrollar la entrega a domicilio, un servicio cada vez más demandado por nuestros clientes. Se trata de una solución que garantiza que nuestros clientes puedan consumir nuestros platos fuera de nuestros restaurantes en las mismas condiciones que lo harían si estuvieran en uno de ellos”.

Según Diana Morato, Consejera Delegada de Deliveroo en España, “el Grupo Vips es un referente en la hostelería en España y estamos muy orgullosos de que confíen en nosotros para asegurar que la gente pueda disfrutar de sus platos, en las mejores condiciones, también en casa y en la oficina”.

Sobre Grupo Vips
Grupo Vips es uno de los grupos multimarca y multiformato líderes del sector de la hostelería y comercio en España. Integra restaurantes, cafeterías y tiendas. La compañía gestiona en propiedad o bajo el régimen de franquicia un total de 9 marcas comerciales que incluyen 6 reconocidas cadenas: VIPS (cafeteríarestaurante y tienda), VIPSmart, GINOS, The Wok, TGI Fridays y Starbucks Coffee en España, Portugal y Andorra. Además, el Grupo cuenta con 3 restaurantes singulares entre los que se encuentran Lucca, Rugantino Casa Tua y Tattaglia. La empresa suma más 350 establecimientos que atienden a más de Rugantino Casa Tua y Tattaglia. La empresa suma más 350 establecimientos que atienden a más de 120.000 clientes diarios. Posee un programa de fidelización pionero y líder en el sector de la restauración, el Club VIPS, con más de 1.000.000 socios activos en toda España y cuya App, única en el mercado y lanzada a finales de abril 2015, cuenta ya con más de 450.000 descargas. Grupo Vips es una compañía

de capital privado fundada en 1969. Goldman Sachs Capital Partners V adquirió el 30% de la compañía en 2006. El Grupo Vips da empleo a más de 9.300 personas y cerró el ejercicio 2015 con 377,6 millones de euros de facturación.

www.grupovips.com / Descubre la App Club VIPS en: www.clubvips.com

Sobre Deliveroo
Deliveroo es un servicio completo de reparto de comida, que acerca restaurantes de calidad a los hogares y oficinas a través de una tecnología y plataforma de logística propias. Deliveroo se fundó en 2013 por William Shu y Greg Orlowski. Hasta la fecha actual, Deliveroo ha obtenido inversiones por cuantía de 200M de dólares procedentes de inversores como Accel, DST Global, Greenoaks Capital, Hoxton Ventures, Index Ventures, JamJar Investments y Hummingbird Ventures.

Visite nuestra página web www.deliveroo.es para más información, o descargue nuestra aplicación móvil, gratuita para iOS y Android, que posee funcionalidades como el seguimiento en tiempo real del pedido, basado en la geolocalización, así como nuevas opciones de búsqueda.

Source: Grupo Vips

Family footwear retailer Rack Room Shoes reopens in the Town and Country shopping center in Easley

Easley, S.C., 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Family footwear retailer Rack Room Shoes will reopen its doors after a recent store expansion on Thursday, July 7 in the Town and Country shopping center in Easley. The retailer’s newly renovated 6,000 square-foot space offers an improved shopping experience and expanded offering, continuing to serve as the family footwear destination for area families.

According to Rack Room Shoes Regional Manager Angie Mollohan, the company has had a presence in the community for more than 12 years. The store expansion not only comes with more than 1,000 square-feet of added retail space, but also will allow the retailer to better serve its customers and provide a larger selection of name brand men’s, women’s and children’s shoes at value prices.

“The community is eager for us to reopen, as our current customers have been with us for quite some time,” said Mollohan. “Our new and improved store comes with a fresh look and better selection, but our shoppers know they can continue to count on us for excellent value and customer service.”

In addition to the physical store improvements, Rack Room Shoes is preparing to launch its annual Shoes That Fit campaign on July 13. Shoes That Fit is a grassroots non-profit organization that provides shoes to at-risk students, identified through local school liaisons. Customers will be able to donate at registers in-store during the back to school fundraiser, which extends through mid-September. All funds collected in-store will stay local, benefitting children in the Easley community.

Store hours for Rack Room Shoes are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

About Rack Room Shoes
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is the family footwear retailer of choice. Known as an innovator in the shoe industry for more than 90 years, Rack Room Shoes offers a wide selection of nationally recognized and private brands of great shoes for men, women and children in comfort, dress, casual and athletic categories. For more information, visit Rack Room Shoes’ website at www.rackroomshoes.com.

Media Contacts:
Carolyn Canington
864-672-4995
Carolyn@fullcirclepr.com

Brenda Christmon
701-491-1850
bchristmon@rackroom.com

Source: Rack Room Shoes

Haring Catfish recalls 21,521pounds of siluriformes fish (catfish) products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Haring Catfish, Inc., a Wisner, La. establishment, is recalling approximately 21,521 pounds of siluriformes fish (catfish) products that may be adulterated with a residue of public health concern, specifically gentian (crystal) violet, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The siluriformes (catfish) products items were produced on June 28 and 29, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 11-lb. Cardboard boxes of ice packed “catfish” tails in plastic wrapping identified as HARING CATFISH and having Lot Code 2140 printed on the label.
  • 15-lb. Cardboard boxes of IQF (Individually Quick Frozen) “catfish” steaks, filets, irregular filets, whole fish, strips and nuggets in plastic wrapping identified as HARING CATFISH and having Lot Code 2140 printed on the label.
  • 30-lb. Cardboard boxes of ice packed “catfish” steaks, filets, irregular filets, whole fish, strips, nuggets, and gutted fish in plastic wrapping identified as HARING CATFISH and having Lot Code 2140 printed on the label.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 51217” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations and hotels, restaurants, and institutions in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas.

The problem was discovered on July 11, 2016, after routine FSIS sampling results revealed a violative level of the chemical gentian (crystal) violet in the product.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions, injury, or illness due to consumption of these products.  Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Dottie Walker, at (318) 724-6133 ext. 119. Media with questions about the recall can contact Dawn Payne, at (318) 724-6654.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

EDITORS NOTE:  This release is being reissued to edit product descriptions.

Contact:
Congressional and Public Affairs
Benjamin Bell
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

Source: USDA

ConAgra Foods recalls 195,597 pounds of frozen chicken and beef entrée products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — ConAgra Foods, a Russellville, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 195,597 pounds of frozen chicken and beef entrée products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The metal fragments range in size between 2 and 9 millimeters (mm) in diameter, and are curled, malleable and shiny. The metal fragments may be embedded in the sauce contained within the frozen entrée products.

The frozen chicken and beef entrée items were produced on various dates between May 31, 2016 and June 22, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Signature Spicy Chicken” with “Use By” date of 6/08/17 and case code 5006616500.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Mongolian Style Beef” with “Use By” date of 6/17/17 and case code 5006617400.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Mongolian Style Beef” with “Use By” date of 6/1/17 and case code 5006615800.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Beef with Broccoli” with “Use By” date of 6/4/17 and case code 5006616100.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Sweet & Sour Chicken” with “Use By” date of 6/3/17 and case code 5006616000.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu General Chang’s Chicken” with “Use By” date of 6/3/17 and case code 5006616000.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Garlic Chicken with Dan Dan Noodles” with “Use By” date of 6/8/17 and case code 5006616500.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Grilled Chicken Teriyaki with Lo Mein Noodles” with “Use By” date of 6/10/17 and case code 5006616700.
  • 22-oz. plastic bagged meal packages of “P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Signature Spicy Chicken” with “Use By” date of 5/26/17 and case code 5006615200.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 233” or “EST. P-115” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors and retail locations nationwide.

The problem was initially discovered on July 1, 2016, when an establishment employee observed metal fragments while dispensing sugar from a supplier for sauce formulation during processing. The resulting sauce is a component in the frozen entrée products. On July 14, 2016, ConAgra Foods was notified by the supplier of an FDA recall involving multiple production lots of sugar due to potential metal contamination. The recall action involved additional lots of sugar potentially used in FSIS regulated products at ConAgra Foods, and resulted in this expansion of the initial recall action.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or injuries due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact 1-800-252-0634. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Kristine Mulford, Manager of Communications, ConAgra Foods, at (312) 549-5522.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

EDITORS NOTE: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the July 6, 2016, release to include additional products and production dates. The initial recall included 3,806 pounds of product. This expansion includes an additional 191,791 pounds of product, for a total of 195,597 pounds of product. Details of this release were also updated to reflect a change in distribution area.

Contact:

Congressional and Public Affairs
Veronika Medina
Sarah R. Lichtman
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

Source: USDA

Bartell Drugs remodeled its Jefferson Square store in West Seattle

WEST SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs announces the celebration of its newly remodeled Jefferson Square store in West Seattle.

The store, originally opened in 1987, has had significant updates. This includes modernizing many elements of the building including new, energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures, new store shelving and furniture, and upgraded, attractive flooring. The space has also added our 10th CareClinic, a quick, convenient an affordable retail outlet for minor healthcare needs. The clinic opened on July 11.

Several areas of the store have updated with expanded product offerings. The market section features an expanded selection of items including locally-produced foods, beers and wine and increased cooler capacity for more beverages and frozen foods.

The cosmetic offerings have experienced a “make-over” as well with extended product lines featuring popular cosmetic brands including e.l.f., NYX and L.A. Colors.

The pharmacy features an enhanced, comfortable waiting area, private consultation room, and a host of preventative care services including immunizations in addition to the new CareClinic.

The renovated space will be just over 14,000 square feet and took just over four months to complete. The store is located at 4706 42nd Ave. SW in West Seattle.

About Bartell Drugs
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 125-year history in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain could better serve its customers. Operating 64 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

Media Contacts:

Ric Brewer
Senior Communications Manager
Bartell Drugs
206-933-9416
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Source: Bartell Drugs

Amazon to open Amazon@Illinois staffed pickup location in the Illini Union Bookstore on the UIUC campus

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today announced an agreement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to open Amazon@Illinois, a staffed pickup location in the Illini Union Bookstore on the UIUC campus. The first Amazon pickup location in the state of Illinois, Amazon@Illinois offers the campus community a convenient location to pick up and return Amazon orders, including virtually everything one needs for university life, from course materials and everyday essentials to tech devices.

Opening in Fall 2016, this approximately 2,200-square-foot space will be conveniently situated for Illinois students, staff and faculty. Additionally, Amazon Prime members will receive Free Same-Day Pickup for orders placed by noon and Free One-Day Pickup for orders placed by 10PM. Students can sign up for an Amazon Prime Student membership and get a six-month free trial followed by 50% off the regular price of Prime. To learn more about Amazon Prime Student, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.

“We are excited to partner with Amazon and add this level of service for students, faculty, and staff on campus,” said Renée Romano, vice chancellor for Student Affairs at Illinois. “The Illini Union Bookstore location is perfect to offer convenience and security in the heart of campus.”

“Amazon@Illinois will offer students a pickup location centrally located on campus to easily get their merchandise ordered through Amazon,” said Ripley MacDonald, Director of Amazon Student Programs. “We are thrilled to offer the Urbana-Champaign community more opportunities to save on their overall costs along with great customer service, better selection and convenience.”

Since 2015, Amazon has opened staffed pickup locations at the following universities: Purdue University; University of Massachusetts Amherst; University of California, Berkeley; University of Pennsylvania; The University of Texas at Austin; and University of California, Davis; as well as in the college communities of University of California, Santa Barbara; University of Cincinnati; and University of Akron. Amazon will also open more locations in 2016, including: The Georgia Institute of Technology and California State University, Long Beach, and in the college communities of University of Connecticut and Texas Tech University.

About Amazon Prime Student
Amazon Prime members at Illinois will get Free Same-Day Pickup on over three million items when shipped to the Amazon@Illinois location. Amazon Prime Student also gives college students unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 30 million items, and special offers and promotions created just for students as part of the six-month trial. After that it’s just $49 a year—half the price of a regular Amazon Prime membership—and includes unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, over a million songs with Prime Music, free unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos, and access to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. To learn more, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.

About Illini Union Bookstore
The Illini Union Bookstore is the official bookstore of the University of Illinois, serving the 42,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff. Located at the corner of Wright and Daniels Street in Champaign, it offers officially licensed souvenirs and apparel, a wide selection of general books, and the largest selection of textbooks. All purchases at the Illini Union Bookstore support the Illini Union student events and activities.

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:

206-266-7180
Amazon-pr@amazon.com
www.amazon.com/pr

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

Italian restaurant Princi to become exclusive food purveyor in all new Starbucks Roastery locations

SEATTLE,  2016-Jul-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced its role as global licensee and investor in the Italian restaurant Princi, the renowned boutique bakery and café founded by Rocco Princi in 1986. Known for its artisan breads created from traditional family recipes, Princi’s five locations have become beloved experiences for customers across Milan and London.

The investment team, which includes Milan-based Angel Lab and Pekepan Investments, will focus on expanding the number of standalone Princi locations worldwide as well as making Princi the exclusive food purveyor at the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Rooms in Shanghai and New York. Announced earlier this year, these immersive coffee experiences bring to life Starbucks line of premium, small-lot Reserve coffees in a retail space that allows the roasting, brewing and craft of coffee to take center stage.  The Shanghai and New York Roastery locations are on track to open in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

“We have never baked in our stores in 45 years. But all of that will change with the creation of this unique partnership,” said Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman and ceo. “Rocco and his team at Princi possess a passion for handcrafted food and artisanal baked goods that mirrors how I feel about our coffee.  The attention to detail, the care invested in selecting the ingredients and the artistry of preparation is second only to the service Rocco offers customers inside his Princi stores. I can think of no better pairing for our most premium coffee experience and am excited by the possibilities we envision in Princi food elevating every daypart – breakfast, lunch, and dinner – in Starbucks Roasteries and Reserve Stores.”

Considered by many as the finest example of a modern eatery, every detail is considered in a Princi store — from the minimalist aesthetic designed by architect Claudio Silvestrin to the uniforms created by a renowned Italian designer. In addition, Princi locations are well-known for their twenty four hours of operation, offering customers everything from light breakfast to impressive dinners from an “always-on” beechwood fired oven.

“As a young man, I dreamed of the opportunity to bring traditional Italian baking to customers in my country but when I opened our location in London, I realized how much we could also offer an international clientele,” said Rocco Princi, founder, Princi Restaurant. “I have long admired Starbucks, the values Howard has imbedded into his organization and we are honored to be a part of bringing to life an entirely new retail environment with the Roasteries.”

In addition to the expansion of standalone Princi specialty stores and inclusion of fresh baking in Starbucks Roasteries, the company will also partner with Rocco Princi to bring a premium food experience to its new Reserve only stores starting in 2017. Since the acquisition of La Boulange in 2012, Starbucks reinvented its food portfolio at more than 14,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada, and will continue to bring customers authentic French homemade specialties, delivering true culinary artistry on a grand scale. Currently, Starbucks has nearly 24,000 stores worldwide and offers Reserve coffee in nearly 2,000 locations in 30 countries.

About Princi
Princi is a Milanese institution built around baking a range of quality hand-made, wood-fired breads.  You can learn more at http://www.princi.com/

About Angel Lab
Founded by Angelo Moratti together with Paolo Gualdani, Angel Lab is a leading private investment firm that focuses on building companies primarily in the consumer sector. Through its international network of partners and advisors, Angel Lab seeks businesses that can become the next generation leaders on a global scale.

About Pekepan Investments
Pekepan Investments is an independent European investment group owned by private investors, which have historically have invested alongside Angel Lab.

About Starbucks
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 23,000 stores around the globe, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit our stores or online at news.starbucks.com and Starbucks.com.

Media contact:

Global
Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.co

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Italian restaurant Princi to become exclusive food purveyor in all new Starbucks Roastery locations
Italian restaurant Princi to become exclusive food purveyor in all new Starbucks Roastery locations

Source: Starbucks

Starbucks scores 100 percent on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey

Seattle, 2016-Jul-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks is being recognized as a “best place to work” after scoring 100 percent on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey.

The survey is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the U.S. Business Leadership Network. The index is a national, transparent bench marking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to receive an objective assessment of their overall disability inclusion policies and practices.

In response, Lucy Helm – Starbucks EVP, general counsel and secretary, Law & Corporate Affairs and chair of the Starbucks Inclusion Council – shared the following letter with partners (employees).

Dear partners,

In “Onward,” Howard described one of his trips to Japan where he discovered a handmade Braille Starbucks menu in our store. The menu was created after the team found that a customer who is blind was ordering drip coffee only because he was not aware of the other options available.  Howard described rubbing his finger across the Braille and wishing that “everyone at Starbucks could experience this with me.”

This commitment to building a different kind of company, one where everyone is welcome and where inclusion is at the core of what we do, is what makes us proud to be partners. We strive in many ways to extend our commitment to disability inclusion and accessibility throughout the organization, with the recognition that one in five Americans has a disability and all of us will, at some point in our lives, experience changes to our physical or mental health.  We all share in the responsibility of creating a culture of warmth and belonging for one another and our customers.

Recognizing the ongoing disability inclusion efforts of many partners, it is my honor to announce that Starbucks received a 100% score on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey, sponsored by the American Association of People with Disabilities and the US Business Leadership Network.  For the second year in a row, Starbucks is being recognized as a “Best Place to Work.”

The DEI survey evaluates our disability inclusion efforts in the areas of culture, leadership, enterprise-wide access, employment practices, and community engagement. One of the efforts that influenced our DEI score is the Starbucks Inclusion Academy at the York Roasting Plant, which provided customized training and hired ten people with disabilities into the distribution center. Our Carson Valley Roasting Plant was the first plant to initiate the Inclusion Academy where 14 people with disabilities were hired last year.

We recognize that our partners are the key to our success and that creating an inclusive environment contributes to our strength as a company. In addition to offering flexible work schedules and comprehensive healthcare benefits, we provide onsite sign language interpreting services, real time captioning, and accessible software such as voice-to-text. This year, we also made iPads available in stores with Deaf partners to provide immediate Video Remote Interpreting as needed. Each of these efforts is being supported through a centralized disability accommodation budget to ensure we are getting our partners the tool and services they need, when they need them.

We are also continuing to make enhancements in the Starbucks Support Center in Seattle. For example, we now provide assistive listening devices in our new Conference Center and are continuing to install more automatic door openers throughout the building.

Our support for partners and their families is also reflected in our comprehensive benefits package. We recently added additional coverage for partners with children with disabilities, including the autism assist program. The age limit for behavioral therapy for children has also been eliminated.

This commitment to creating a culture of belonging extends to our customers and shareholders as well. We proudly welcome service animals into our stores and have developed tools to elevate and enhance service to Deaf customers. We continue to provide Braille and large print menus, and are the only company to offer Braille gift cards in the stores all year round. I am also proud to share that this year we released our first Braille version of the Starbucks Annual Report.

I continue to be humbled by the many ways in which our partners lead and inspire change – for their teams, their customers, and their communities.  A store in Canada has seen an increase in new customers because Sam, a partner with autism, is so enthusiastic about sharing his journey and building connections. A Deaf customer and Starbucks barista in St. Augustine, Florida motivated many people to learn more about American Sign Language (ASL) when another customer filmed the two communicating in sign language at the Drive Thru.  Just last week, I learned about three Deaf partners at our store at I-10 & Yale in Houston who are engaging with their partner team and local community in a unique way. Through ASL, electronic notepads and common gestures they are demonstrating how hearing and Deaf individuals can work seamlessly together.

I am pleased by the DEI recognition which is based on the contributions and efforts of many people across the company. We know that there is more we can do and we will continue our efforts to cultivate our culture of belonging and inclusion around the world. We want Starbucks to continue to be a place where people with disabilities want to work and visit.

With respect,

Lucy Helm, EVP, general counsel and secretary, Law & Corporate Affairs and chair of the Starbucks Inclusion Council

Media contact:

Global
Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.co

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Starbucks scores 100 percent on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey Starbucks scores 100 percent on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey

 

Source: Starbucks

Tesco to discontinue sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Jul-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has today announced that it is to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025. This comes after the retailer conducted a detailed review of its egg sourcing strategy, which included consultation with suppliers, industry experts and other key stakeholders.

The move is the latest initiative designed to ensure Tesco sources products in a sustainable way. Tesco recently launched its Fair For Farmers Guarantee for fresh milk which demonstrates how every own label pint of milk helps support British dairy farmers. Tesco has also introduced guaranteed high value contracts for British potato growers, and sustainable farming programmes for lamb farmers and producers of cheese.

Earlier this year the supermarket launched new fresh produce ranges, including a number of Farm Brands and its Perfectly Imperfect range, which allows Tesco to take more fresh produce from British growers – up to 95 per cent of their crop. Tesco has also pledged to source more of the seafood it offers customers in a sustainable way, in partnership with the Marine Stewardship Council.

Working with supplier partners, Tesco will transition to 100% cage-free eggs, moving to alternative sourcing methods, such as barns, free range and organic.

At present, some 43% of the 1.4 billion eggs sold by Tesco each year come from caged eggs, also known as enriched colonies. Some 57% of eggs sold by Tesco in the UK come from Free Range or Organic methods.

Matt Simister, Tesco’s Commercial Director for Fresh Food said:

“Our decision on caged hens is one of a number of Tesco initiatives designed to ensure sustainable sourcing, and improve animal welfare.

“We carried out an extensive and collaborative review with our suppliers and key industry experts to help us work through how best we can move to 100% cage-free eggs. This will ensure we give our supplier partners the certainty they require, to make the significant and necessary investments needed for the new farming systems.”

Veli Moluluo, Managing Director – Noble Foods Ltd, Tesco’s largest supplier of eggs, said:

“We have already started investigating new methods of egg production, and the commitment from Tesco to move away from enriched colony production in a manageable time frame gives us the confidence and ability to invest for the long term”.

During the transition from enriched colony production, Tesco and its supplier partners will continue to maintain established and stringent standards for all its egg producers. Tesco’s producers are required to meet high welfare specifications and must comply with the British Lion Code of Practice to ensure that all Tesco eggs have been sourced responsibly.

Notes to Editors:

  • Tesco sells approximately 1.4 billion eggs per year in the UK
  • Tesco continues to be the UK’s largest retailer of free range eggs with 57% of Eggs sold in the UK from Free Range or Organic methods

We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on
01707 918 701

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Tesco to discontinue sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025
Tesco to discontinue sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025

 

Source: Tesco

 

Carrefour at the first edition of the Consumer Goods Summer Camp

The meeting, organised by AECOC* as part of its Employability Project, will bring together 15 leading companies and 100 university students from around the country.

Madrid, Spain, 2016-Jul-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour is present at the first edition of the Consumer Goods Summer Camp, on 12 July in Madrid. It is a day that aspires to put 100 university students and recent graduates in contact with the leading consumer goods companies in the country.  The young people were selected from among 34 different universities throughout Spain and have brilliant profiles, whether for their academic career or their personal abilities.

The Consumer Goods Summer Camp is an employability event designed to accelerate its participants’ professional opportunities and aims to be the reference meeting point between the talent of young Spaniards and the principal economic and job-generating players of the sector.  The young people selected to participate are last year or masters university students or recent graduates aged under 30 years from around Spain.

The young people participating in the Summer Camp will work together with directors and top Human Resources managers of leading companies, amongst whom will be Lorena Sánchez Calzas, Director of Selection, Development and Head Offices of Carrefour Shopping Centres , giving fresh impetus to a challenge which the students must approach in a multidisciplinary work team and offer proposals which will be shared with all the participating companies.

The Consumer Goods Summer Camp will bring closer together the academic and corporate sectors, helping the young people to improve their social skills and strengthening those which are particularly useful in the first years of a professional career.

Carrefour supports this initiative in its bid to combat youth unemployment, which last year reached 46.2% among under 25- year-olds, according to data of the National Institute of Statistics.

The first edition of the Summer Camp will be held at the School of Industrial Organisation in Madrid, and will take place at annual intervals at no fixed venue.  The latest news can be followed on#trabajoengranconsumo.

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

. By phone:

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

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

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com

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Carrefour at the first edition of the Consumer Goods Summer Camp
Carrefour at the first edition of the Consumer Goods Summer Camp

 

Source: Carrefour

 

 

USDA’s FSIS: U.S. Cado Holdings, Inc. Recalls 1,650 pounds of imported, frozen Swai fillets products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — U.S. Cado Holdings, Inc., a Santa Ana, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,650 pounds of imported, frozen Swai fillets products that were distributed into U.S. commerce without meeting federal importation requirements, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. [View Labels(PDF Only)]

The Deep Water Sea Food brand Frozen Swai fillets were produced on April 5, 2016. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 15-lb. boxes containing bulk pieces of “Frozen Swai Fillets” with the label DEEP WATER SEA FOOD, “Production Date: 04/05/2016,” and “Best Before Date: 10/05/2017.” The products subject to recall bear the Factory Number UCH001 on the box and bear the lot number 1683475. These items were shipped to institutional locations in Puerto Rico. The boxes are marked as “9/11 oz.”

The problem was discovered when the customer and import establishment notified FSIS personnel of Swai products entering U.S. commerce without meeting FSIS regulatory requirements for imported Siluriformes. The products were imported from Vietnam and failed to comply with FSIS requirements concerning residue sampling and testing prior to entry into United States commerce. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Details of the first expansion are: June 25, 2016— U.S. Cado Holdings, Inc., a Santa Ana, Calif. establishment recalled approximately 2,235 pounds of imported, frozen Swai fillets produced and packed on March 1, 9, and 16, 2016 in Vietnam by Golden Quality Seafood Corporation. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 15-lb. boxes containing individually wrapped pieces of “Skinless and Boneless Swai Fillets” with the label DELTA’S BEST BASA BRAND and the lot number 023015 and 023021, and best by dates of 03-01-2018, 03-09-2018, and 03-16-2018.

The products subject to recall bear no plant number on the box, but do bear the lot number 023015 and 023021, and best by dates of 03-01-2018, 03-09-2018, and 03-16-2018. These items were shipped to retail locations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

The problem was discovered when the customer and imported establishment notified FSIS personnel of Swai products entering U.S. commerce without meeting FSIS regulatory requirements for imported Siluriformes. The products were imported from Vietnam and failed to comply with FSIS requirements concerning residue sampling and testing prior to entry into United States commerce. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Details of the first recall are: June 20, 2016– U.S. Cado Holdings, Inc., a Santa Ana, Calif. establishment, recalled approximately 25,760 pounds of imported, frozen Swai fillets products that were distributed into U.S. commerce without meeting federal requirements.

The skinless and boneless Sea Queen brand Swai Fillet items were produced and packed on March 30, 2016, in Vietnam by Golden Quality Seafood Corporation. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 2-lb. (32-oz.) packages containing individually wrapped pieces of “Skinless and Boneless Swai Fillets.”

The products subject to recall bear plant number FN1158, lot number SW1601-02-16090, and have a “best by” date of March 30, 2018. These items were shipped to Aldi distribution centers in Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

The problem was discovered when the customer and import establishment notified FSIS personnel of Swai products entering U.S. commerce without meeting FSIS regulatory requirements for imported Siluriformes. The products were imported from Vietnam and failed to comply with FSIS requirements concerning residue sampling and testing prior to entry into United States commerce. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Consumers and Media with questions about the recall can contact Paul Nguyen, U.S. Cado Holdings Inc., Manager, at (714) 973-2272.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

 Under the Federal Meat Inspection Act and implementing regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) ensures that Siluriformes fish and fish products in foreign and domestic commerce are safe, wholesome, and not adulterated or misbranded. FSIS samples imported product for drug, pesticide, and other chemical residues. For more information, please visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/inspection/siluriformes/operations-inspection under Hold-and-Test Sampling Protocol for Shipments of Siluriformes Fish/Fish Products from Foreign Establishments that Export Product that Contains a Violative Chemical Residue(s) as Identified by FSIS Border Sampling and Testing.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

EDITORS NOTE:
This release is being reissued as an expansion of the June 20, 2016  and June 25, 2016 recalls to include additional products, production dates, and distribution area. The first recall 052-2016 on June 20, 2016 involved 25,760 pounds of frozen swai fillet products. The recall expansion on June 25, 2016 involved an additional 2,235 pounds of Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) Swai fillet products. The second recall expansion on July 14, 2016  involved an additional 1,650 pounds of frozen Swai Fillets. The combined number of recalled product from June 20, 2016 to July 14, 2016 is 29,645 pounds of frozen Swai imported from Vietnam.

Contact:
Congressional and Public Affairs
Nina A. Anand
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

Source: USDA

Monogram Appetizers of Plover, Wisconsin recalls 5000 cases of Poppers Brand Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Monogram Appetizers of Plover, Wisconsin is recalling approximately 5000 cases of Poppers Brand Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, because it may contain undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Poppers Brand Mozzarella Cheese Sticks were distributed nationwide in retail stores. The product comes in a 32 ounce, clear plastic package marked with UPC 4670488920 and code numbers.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The recall was initiated after it was discovered that the product was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of egg. The problem was discovered during a routine quality check, which revealed that egg was inadvertently omitted during a recent graphics change.

The use of this product packaging has been suspended and placed on Hold.

Consumers who have purchased 32 ounce packages of Poppers Mozzarella Cheese Sticks with code numbers as referenced above are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Monogram Foods at 1 (855) 556-1351 Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm CST.

Contact:

Consumers
Monogram Foods
1-855-556-1351

Media
DeWayne McVey
901-259-6642

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Monogram Appetizers of Plover, Wisconsin recalls 5000 cases of Poppers Brand Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Monogram Appetizers of Plover, Wisconsin recalls 5000 cases of Poppers Brand Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Source: USDA

IKEA: voluntary recall of Safety Gate Extensions

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Safety Commission, IKEA announced on July 14, 2016 a voluntary recall of the PATRULL Safety Gate and extension, PATRULL KLÄMMA Safety Gate and extension, and PATRULL FAST Safety Gate.

The locking mechanism can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children and other consumers.

Customers who have a PATRULL Safety Gate and extension, PATRULL KLÄMMA Safety Gate and extension or PATRULL FAST Safety Gate to immediately stop using them and return them back to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required.

The PATRULL Safety Gate and extension, PATRULL KLÄMMA Safety Gate and extension, and PATRULL FAST Safety Gate were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 1995 through June 2016 for between $10 and $60.

For more information click on the ‘Product Recall Information’ button or call IKEA Toll-free at (888) 966-4532.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your cooperation.

Contact:
Joseph Roth
U.S. Public Affairs
(610) 834-0180, ext. 6500

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IKEA: voluntary recall of Safety Gate Extensions
IKEA: voluntary recall of Safety Gate Extensions

Source: IKEA

IKEA plans for biogas-powered fuel cell systems at four more of its California stores

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA , 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it is furthering its renewable commitment with plans for biogas-powered fuel cell systems at four more of its California stores. A year ago, IKEA completed installation of such a project at IKEA Emeryville, one of the Swedish company’s two San Francisco-area stores. IKEA now plans to expand its fuel cell portfolio to 1.3 MW with a system at its other San Francisco-area store (in East Palo Alto), as well as three stores in Southern California (Costa Mesa, Covina and San Diego). Pending permits, the fuel cells will be installed, commissioned and operational by this Fall, 2016, complementing solar arrays already atop each of the four stores.

“Based on the success of the system installed last year in Emeryville, we are excited about further increasing our renewable portfolio with four more fuel cell projects,” explained IKEA U.S. president Lars Petersson. “Fuel cells represent another way we can contribute to our goal of generating renewable energy equal to the amount of power we consume worldwide.”

For the design, development and installation of these planned fuel cell systems, IKEA contracted with Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy a provider of breakthrough solid oxide fuel cell technology generating clean, highly-efficient on-site power.

Costa Mesa store – opened in 2003; store size: 308,000 SF on 24 acresFUEL CELL PROGRAM: 300 kW generating 2,497,651 kWh/yearEquivalent to reducing 1,315 tons of CO2, 278 cars’ emissions or powering 194 homes

Covina store – opened in 2003; store size: 325,000 SF on 12.5 acresFUEL CELL PROGRAM: 200 kW generating 1,665,101 kWh/yearEquivalent to reducing 877 tons of CO2, 185 cars’ emissions or powering 130 homes

East Palo Alto store – opened in 2003; store size: 290,000 SF on 10.5 acresFUEL CELL PROGRAM: 300 kW generating 2,497,651 kWh/yearEquivalent to reducing 1,315 tons of CO2, 278 cars’ emissions or powering 194 homes

San Diego store – opened in 2000; store size: 198,000 SF on 10 acresFUEL CELL PROGRAM: 200 kW generating 1,665,101 kWh/yearEquivalent to reducing 877 tons of CO2, 185 cars’ emissions or powering 130 homes

Drawing from its Swedish heritage and respect of nature, IKEA strives to minimize its operations’ carbon emissions because reducing its environmental impact makes good business sense. IKEA evaluates locations for conservation opportunities, integrates innovative materials into product design, works to maintain sustainable resources, and flat-packs goods for efficient distribution. U.S. sustainable efforts include: recycling waste material; incorporating key measures into buildings with energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, recycled construction materials, warehouse skylights, and water-conserving restrooms; and operationally, no plastic bags in the check-out process, and selling only LED bulbs/fixtures. IKEA U.S. has installed electric vehicle charging stations at 14 locations and solar arrays at 90% of its locations, integrated two geothermal projects at two store locations and owns two wind farms.

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at affordable prices. There are currently more than 380 IKEA stores in 48 countries, including 42 in the U.S. IKEA has been ranked among “Best Companies to Work For” and, as further investment in its coworkers, has raised its own minimum wage twice in two years. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.

Contact:
Joseph Roth
U.S. Public Affairs
(610) 834-0180, ext. 6500

Source: IKEA

Whole Foods Market Williamsburg to open on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BROOKLYN, N.Y., 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market Williamsburg (238 Bedford Ave.), the retailer’s second Brooklyn location, opening on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 is excited to announce eight unique dining options for shoppers. The upcoming Williamsburg store will be home to Brooklyn’s newest food hall featuring some of New York City’s best, most beloved and up-and-coming favorites to enhance shopper’s in-store and takeout dining experiences.

“In bringing Whole Foods Market to Williamsburg, we understand that local residents have high standards when it comes to great food, so we were excited to get really creative and ambitious in building out our in-store food hall,” said Daniel Lachs, culinary coordinator for Whole Foods Market’s Northeast region. “We worked very closely with each of the vendors to customize their menu and create special partnerships to provide our shoppers with a unique dining experience they simply can’t get anywhere else.”

  • N4: Paying homage to Williamsburg’s storied roots, N4 is a restaurant and tap room offering an all-natural take on a traditional Jewish delicatessen. As an exclusive to Whole Foods Market Williamsburg, N4 has collaborated with Red Hook Winery for an exclusive array of wines on draft. Additionally, the venue’s entire craft cocktail list features only New York state local liquors.
  • No. 7:  The critically-acclaimed No. 7 restaurant group will be introducing its first permanent outpost at a Whole Foods Market store, expanding on their current pop-up location at Whole Foods Market Third & 3rd in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
  • OddFellows Ice Cream Co.: A neighborhood favorite quickly ascending to the top of the ice cream ranks, OddFellows will be offering shoppers a rotating menu of its fresh, small batch and seasonal flavors served from its signature ice cream cart. Signature flavors include Caramel Chocolate Crisp, Oatmeal Cookie Dough, Banana Puddin’, Burnt Marshmallow, Dark Chocolate Chunk, Coconut Kaffir Lime, and more.
  • East Coast Poke: Bringing Hawaii’s finest cuisine to Whole Foods Market Williamsburg, this NYC-based restaurant will serve up fresh poke bowls showcasing sustainably sourced seafood.
  • Luke’s Lobster: A cozy, Maine-bred seafood shack committed to serving only sustainable and traceable seafood. The regional favorite will be parking their Luke’s Tail Cart for the first time at a retail location to sell grilled lobster tails paired with house-made seasonal dipping sauces.
  • Layered: A healthy indulgence option for shoppers made with Anita’s Coconut Yogurt featuring vegan and paleo parfait offerings with a variety of toppings perfect for breakfast or a snack.
  • Pizza: A Whole Foods Market store staple, Pizza will be offering an array of handmade pizzas made with dough from New York’s Terranova Bakery and local ingredients including basil from Gotham Greens, and more! Pizza will also be launching freshly baked Puccia sandwiches.
  • Kikka Sushi: Featured in more than 100 Whole Foods Market locations around the country, Kikka is known for fresh and sustainable sushi perfect for dining in or on-the-go shoppers.

In addition to the Food Hall offerings, Whole Foods Market Williamsburg will offer an expansive prepared foods department including salad bars, a hot food bar, a variety of in-house chef made seasonal options and more! For additional information and future announcements, please visit the store’s social media channels:

Facebook – facebook.com/wholefoodsbrooklyn
Twitter
Instagram @wfmbrooklyn

Contact:

Michael Sinatra
michael.sinatra@wholefoods.com
551.574.8031 (cell)

Jessica Ventura
jv@sharpthink.com
212.829.0002 ext.104

Source: Whole Foods Market

Frozen Shrimp Scampi products recalled by Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc.

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc., an Austin, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 4,225 pounds of frozen shrimp scampi products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may be mislabeled and contain chicken, as well as egg and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label.

The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)]

  • 26-oz. boxes, containing plastic trays, labeled, “Michael Angelo’s Uncompromisingly Italian-Style Shrimp Scampi with Linguini Pasta in a Fresh Heirloom Garlic-Butter Sauce” with a packaging date of May 7, 2016, “BEST IF USED BY” date of May 7, 2017 and UPC code 0 37363 98377 0.

Due to a packaging error, products are labeled as, “Michael Angelo’s Uncompromisingly Italian-Style Shrimp Scampi with Linguini Pasta in a Fresh Heirloom Garlic-Butter Sauce;” however, the packages may contain a chicken piccata product, which contains chicken, egg and soy, ingredients not declared on the label. The products subject to recall do not bear the USDA mark of inspection, as shrimp products are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These items were shipped to distributors in the Southeastern U.S.

The problem was discovered after the firm received a customer complaint.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury, illness or allergic reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the firm’s consumer hotline, at 1 (877) 482-5426. Media with questions about the recall can contact Richard Price, Vice President of Operations, Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, Inc., at (512) 218-3514.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from l0 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

Contact: 
Congressional and Public Affairs
Sarah R. Lichtman
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

Source: USDA

International Commissary Corporation: voluntary recall of Marie Callender’s 7oz & 14oz Cheese Biscuit Mix

San Jose, CA., 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — International Commissary Corporation (ICC) has issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of two retail products: Marie Callender’s 7oz & 14oz Cheese Biscuit Mix. The 7 oz recalled product has Best By dates of 3/22/17 and 5/17/17 and was sold in retail stores in the following states – AL, CA, WA, UT, and TX. The 14 oz recalled product has a Best Buy date of 6/17/17 and was sold only in Stockton, CA.

Most strains of E. coli are harmless, however, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. People who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately. The very young, seniors, and those with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to food borne illness. Anyone diagnosed by a physician as having an illness related to E. coli O121 should contact state and local public health authorities.

ICC was notified by a supplier that an ingredient contains flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121. No other Marie Callender Cheese Biscuit Mix Best By dates are affected. Food Safety is our highest priority and we have taken this action out of an abundance of caution, to protect public health. We are unaware of any illnesses to date from the recalled Marie Callender Cheese Biscuit Mix products.

Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are urged to throw them away. Retailers who received the recalled products are being contacted. FDA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warn that consumers should refrain from consuming any raw products made with flour. This recall is being made with the knowledge of FDA.

“The quality of Marie Callender’s products and the safety of our customers are the upmost important issues said Kevin Greene, VP of Sales At ICC, we care deeply about people, our consumers, our employees and our supplier partners. We are working with our retail customers and the FDA to ensure any affected product is removed from the marketplace immediately. We thank you for your patience, and appreciate your continued trust that we will do the right thing for our consumers. Consumers and media with questions can contact Joanna Fraire at 408-792-3123, Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 4 PM Pacific or at Joanna@commissary.com

Contact:

Media:
Joanna Fraire
Joanna@commissary.com
408-792-3123

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 International Commissary Corporation: voluntary recall of Marie Callender's 7oz & 14oz Cheese Biscuit Mix
International Commissary Corporation: voluntary recall of Marie Callender’s 7oz & 14oz Cheese Biscuit Mix

 

Source: USDA

NCR Corporation among nominees for the German Design Award 2017

DULUTH, Ga., 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, is among the nominees for the prestigious German Design Award 2017. The German Design Council has deemed NCR’s SelfServ 91 in the cantilever deployment as worthy for one of their prestigious design award for its combination of the look and feel of today’s consumer electronics with modern banking service while at the same time allowing barrier free access.

The German Design Council is one of the world’s leading centers of expertise on design. With its German Design Award it honors innovative products, their manufacturers and designers who have made pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape.

The competition is only open to entries that have been nominated by the German Design Councils’ expert committee. Those nominated for the German Design Award have already managed to successfully set themselves apart from the masses and are subsequently entitled to compete with the finest in the field of product design. Therefore, the nomination in itself already is a distinction.

“The design of ATMs has evolved continuously since their invention, but the fundamental construction and build hasn’t been questioned”, explained Harald Heinz, Area Sales Leader Financial Services at NCR in the DACH region. “Our NCR SelfServ 91 cantilever sets a new benchmark in the design and we are proud that this now has been acknowledged with this nomination. It proves that the continuous improvements of our product design resonates with current consumer trends and that our systems are real eye-catchers in every branch.”

In the cantilever design the customer interfaces are placed at a 90° angle from the wall opening up a variety of interior design options for banks. Furthermore, wheelchair users can drive underneath and use it as easily as all other customers.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with approximately over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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

News Media Contacts:

Ortrud Wenzel
NCR Corporation
+49 821 405 8191
ortrud.wenzel@ncr.com

Source: NCR

Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. recalls 5,850 pounds of frozen, heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., a Van Buren, Ark. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,850 pounds of frozen, heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken products that may be contaminated with E. coli O121, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen, heat treated, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) chicken tenderloin items were produced on Jan. 25, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 30-lb. net-weight case containing six, 5-lb. bags in clear film of “Simmons UNCOOKED CHICKEN TENDERLOIN FRITTERS,” with a case code 31473, packaging date code of 6025, and a Use-By date of 01/25/17.
  • 30-lb. net-weight case containing six, 5-lb. bags in clear film of “Simmons UNCOOKED CHICKEN BREAST TENDERLOIN FRITTERS,” with a case code 62331 and a packaging date of 6025.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-5837” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were distributed to Arkansas for institutional use.

The problem was discovered on July 7, 2016, when Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. received notice from a supplier that flour sold to the establishment was recalled by General Mills. The firm used the recalled flour to bread the chicken fritters affected by this recall action. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions or illnesses due to consumption of these Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. products.

Information on the General Mills’ recall can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm509693.htm.

Many clinical laboratories do not test for non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), such as STEC O121 because it is harder to identify than STEC O157. People can become ill from STECs 2–8 days (average of 3–4 days) after consuming the organism. Most people infected with STEC O121 develop diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. Some illnesses last longer and can be more severe. Infection is usually diagnosed by testing of a stool sample. Vigorous rehydration and other supportive care is the usual treatment; antibiotic treatment is generally not recommended.

Most people recover within a week, but, rarely, some develop a more severe infection. Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is uncommon with STEC O121 infection. HUS can occur in people of any age but is most common in children under 5 years old, older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

FSIS and the company are concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Media with questions regarding the recall can contact Donny Epp, Director of Communications, at (479) 215-2626 and Kimmie Provost, Executive Assistant and Corporate Affairs Coordinator, at (479) 215-2507. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Vicky Goodman, Customer Service Manager, at (479) 215-2296.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at AskKaren.gov or via smartphone at m.askkaren.gov. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/reportproblem.

PREPARING PRODUCT FOR SAFE CONSUMPTION
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline
1-888-MPHOTLINE or visit
www.fsis.usda.gov

Wash hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Wash cutting boards, dishes and utensils with hot, soapy water. Immediately clean spills.

Keep raw meat, fish and poultry away from other food that will not be cooked. Use separate cutting boards for raw meat, poultry and egg products and cooked foods.

Color is NOT a reliable indicator that meat has been cooked to a temperature high enough to kill harmful bacteria.

The only way to be sure the meat or poultry is cooked to a high enough temperature to kill harmful bacteria is to use a thermometer to measure the internal temperature.

– Fish: 145°F
– Beef, pork, lamb chops/steaks/roasts: 145°F with a three minute rest time
– Ground meat: 160°F
– Poultry: 165°F
– Hot dogs: 160°F or steaming hot

Refrigerate raw meat and poultry within two hours after purchase or one hour if temperatures exceed 90º F. Refrigerate cooked meat and poultry within two hours after cooking.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.

Contact:
Congressional and Public Affairs
Gabrielle N. Johnston
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

Source: USDA

Schnucks: Continental Mills recalls Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix in connection with General Mills’ recall of flour that may be contaminated with E. coli O121

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Continental Mills is recalling Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix in connection with General Mills’ voluntary recall of flour that may be contaminated with E. coli O121. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. However, no illnesses associated with this product have been reported to date.

Schnucks customers are urged to check for:

Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix

28 oz.

UPC: 4144900128

Best by date range: 3/30/18 through 6/29/18

Schnucks customers may return any affected product to their nearest store for a full refund. Those with questions may contact Continental Mills Recall Hotline at 1-800-457-7744 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

Media Contact:

Paul Simon
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com

Source: Schnucks

Schnucks: General Mills recalls two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mixes due to flour containing E. coli O121

St. Louis, MO, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Mills is recalling two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mixes in connection with General Mills’ voluntary recall of flour containing E. coli O121. Although most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. E. coli O121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. Seniors, the very young and persons with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness.

Schnucks customers are urged to check for:

Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix

UPC: 16000-40987

Best by: 12APR7PV

Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Rainbow Chip Cake Mix

UPC: 16000-409997

Best by: 24MAR7PV and 25MAR7PV

Schnucks customers may return any affected product to their nearest store for a full refund. Those with questions may contact the General Mills Consumer Relations team at 1-800-230-8103 or the Schnucks Consumer Affairs department at 314-994-4400 or 1-800-264-4400.

Media Contact:

Paul Simon
314-994-4603
psimon@schnucks.com

Source: Schnucks

Expanded Recall and Allergy Alert on Certain IKEA Chocolate Products

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — CHOKLAND MÖRK, CHOKLAND MÖRK 70%, CHOKLAD LINGON & BLABAR, CHOKLAD NÖT, GODIS CHOKLADKROKANT, GODIS CHOKLADRAN and CHOKLAD LJUS, are being recalled due to undeclared Milk, Hazelnuts and/or Almond. “All Best Before Dates,” Sold from April 30, 2015 to July 1, 2016.

IKEA had samples of chocolate analyzed and found them to contain milk, hazelnut and/or almond. Persons allergic to milk, hazelnuts and/or almonds may have a severe to life-threatening reaction after consuming the dark chocolate.

Products have been distributed Nationwide at IKEA retail stores and sold individually. There has been no complaints or reported incidents in the United States to date. IKEA of Sweden has had one reported complaint in Japan. The chocolate products do carry an advisory statement, which identifies that the chocolate products may contain milk and tree nuts.

Consumers are encouraged to return the affected products to the nearest IKEA store for a full refund, proof of purchase is not required. If you have any questions or concerns please call Customer Service toll free (24/7) at 1-888-966-4532 or www.IKEA-usa.com.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

IKEA recalls

Product Name Size UPC Undeclared Allergens
CHOKLAD MORK Dark Chocolate Bar 3.5 oz. (100g) 1002939270003 Milk, Almond, Hazelnut
CHOKLAD MORK 70% Dark Chocolate Bars 3.5 0z. (100g) 1203080940009 Milk, Almond, Hazelnut
CHOKLAD LINGON & BLABAR 6.3 0z (180g) 1602184210009 Hazelnut, Almond
GODIS CHOKLADKROKANT Milk chocolate with butterscotch 15.9 oz. (450g) 1202155040002 Hazelnut, Almond
GODIS CHOKLADRAN Wafer filled and covered with chocolate 5.9 oz. (168g) 1202290300009 Hazelnut, Almond
CHOKLAD LJUS Milk Chocolate Bar 3.5 oz. (100g) 1402939250003 Hazelnut, Almond
CHOKLAD NÖT Milk Chocolate with hazelnut 3.5 oz. (100g) 1202939260008 Almond

Contact:

Consumers:
www.IKEA-usa.com
1-888-966-4532

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Expanded Recall and Allergy Alert on Certain IKEA Chocolate Products
Expanded Recall and Allergy Alert on Certain IKEA Chocolate Products

Source: USDA

Baptista’s Bakery: voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baptista’s Bakery, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages because they may contain undeclared milk ingredients. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the affected product.

This voluntary recall covers only the following product:

Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps®
30 oz packages
UPC code: 049508250401
Best By Date: 07-01-17

No other Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® products or sizes were impacted.

We are initiating this recall out of an abundance of caution after determining that seasoned product produced in the same facility may have been commingled with the product listed above.

No illnesses have been reported as a result of this issue. Baptista’s Bakery has informed the U.S. Food & Drug Administration of this voluntary recall.

To locate the Best By date, consumers should look on the bottom of the package. Consumers who have purchased the product listed above should not consume it, but should dispose of it or return it to the store where it was originally purchased. Consumers may also contact Snack Factory® Consumer Affairs for a full refund online at info@pretzelcrisps.com or by calling (888) 683-5400 between 8am and 5pm Central Standard Time. Please direct additional questions or concerns to Laura Villarreal at 414-409-2123 between 8 am and 6pm Central Standard Time.

Contact:

Consumers:
Snack Factory® Consumer Affairs
info@pretzelcrisps.com
1-888-683-5400

Media:
Laura Villarreal
414-409-2123

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Baptista’s Bakery: voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages
Baptista’s Bakery: voluntary recall of a limited number of 30 oz. Snack Factory® Original Pretzel Crisps® packages

 

Source: USDA

Kerry Inc. of Beloit, WI recalls two lots of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kerry Inc. of Beloit, WI is recalling two lots of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader that were sold to foodservice distributors because one of our suppliers recalled an ingredient used in our mix for the potential presence of E. coli O121. Kerry Inc. was notified by our supplier that two of their products, a red bell pepper nugget and a jalapeno nugget, were made with a small percentage of affected flour which was recalled by General Mills because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121.

Most strains of E. coli are harmless, however, others can make you sick. E. coliO121 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration. People who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately. The very young, seniors, and those with compromised immune systems are the most susceptible to foodborne illness. Anyone diagnosed by a physician as having an illness related to E. coli 0121 should contact state and local public health authorities.

No illnesses have been reported to date with the Kerry Inc. products. No other Kerry Inc. products are affected by this recall.

These two lot codes of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader were manufactured by Kerry Inc. and sold to foodservice distributors located in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, Missouri and regions of Canada. Product may have been further distributed beyond these locations throughout the foodservice industry and to retail stores open to the general public.

The affected Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader is in a white 10 pound bag with the UPC number 763089721548 and Item Number: G5620.690. The recall only affects lots 0414647003 and 0513647003. The lot code is printed along the bottom of the label, as illustrated below.

If you have purchased Golden Dipt® Jalapeno Breader with either of the lot codes noted above, please dispose of the product and seek reimbursement with the distribution group/store where it was purchased. Questions can be directed to Kerry 800-325-3383 between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm CST.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Contact:

Consumers:
Kerry, Inc.
1-800-325-3383

Media:
Jim Egan
608-299-5100

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Kerry Inc. of Beloit, WI recalls two lots of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader
Kerry Inc. of Beloit, WI recalls two lots of Golden Dipt® Jalapeño Breader

 

Source: USDA

Colruyt: La William recalls its Curry 300 ml sauce

Following an FASFC inspection, La William has asked all its customers to return its Curry 300 ml sauce with minimum shelf life date of 10/09/2017 to the store.

Halle, Belgium, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The microbiological quality of the product in question cannot be fully guaranteed until the shelf life date specified on the packaging. La William always aspires to the highest quality and safety standards and has therefore decided to recall this product.

Stores involved in this recall:

– Colruyt Lowest Prices stores in Belgium

Anyone who bought this sauce is given the advice not to consume it and to return it to the store. The product will be reimbursed in the store. Under no circumstance does this measure affect any other La William products.

Possible, but rare symptoms are abdominal pain and intestinal complaints. The symptoms may manifest themselves shortly after consumption (after a day or a couple of days). Generally, the symptoms are very light and disappear spontaneously.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions please call the Quality Assurance department at number:
+32 52 30 96 70.
La William Blauwenhoek
41 B-1840 Londer

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Colruyt: La William recalls its Curry 300 ml sauce
Colruyt: La William recalls its Curry 300 ml sauce

 

Source: Colryt

 

 

Starbucks comments on its price adjustment in U.S. company-operated stores

Seattle, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — On July 12, Starbucks made a small price adjustment in U.S. company-operated stores. Depending on the market, customers will experience increases of 10 to 20 cents on select sizes of brewed coffee, and 10 to 30 cents on espresso beverages and tea lattes. We expect the average customer ticket to increase by about 1 percent as a result of these beverage adjustments, however, 65 percent of beverage prices have not changed.

Pricing is continually evaluated on a product-by-product and market-by-market basis in our stores in order to balance business needs while continuing to provide value to our loyal customers. We are committed to providing value to our customers in meaningful ways, including Starbucks Rewards, special in-store promotions and competitive pricing, and believe that our approach to value properly balances the experience we provide customers with our need to effectively run our business.

Media contact:

Global
Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.co

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Starbucks comments on its price adjustment in U.S. company-operated stores
Starbucks comments on its price adjustment in U.S. company-operated stores

 

Source: Starbucks

Starbucks mobile payment experience launches in China

SHANGHAI, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its continuous investments to deliver an exceptional customer experience in China, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced the launch of the Starbucks mobile payment experience aimed at providing My Starbucks Rewards® (MSR) members access to a fast, seamless and convenient way to pay for purchases, using their pre-loaded Starbucks Gift Card, at more than 2,200 stores nationwide, via their mobile devices.

“Our customers in China have a very high expectation of their digital experience and we are thrilled that the new mobile payment experience will enhance and transform the way we connect and build a meaningful relationship with them,” said Belinda Wong, president, Starbucks China. “With the ongoing seismic shift in consumer behavior due to mobile technology, Starbucks is committed to exploring new ways to leverage digital innovations to deliver an elevated Starbucks Experience to our customers. We are confident our social, web, mobile, loyalty and card assets will deliver greater value and convenience to our customers, while further differentiating the brand in China.”

Digital and Loyalty Platforms Transforming Customer Connections Beyond Retail
The Starbucks mobile payment experience builds on a rapidly expanding portfolio of digital innovations in China. Starbucks first launched the Starbucks Gift cards in 2014 to enable its customers to foster deeper connections with their friends and loved ones by sharing a simple act of kindness and care, through a cup of handcrafted Starbucks beverage.

Starbucks MSR members can now pre-load their Starbucks gift cards in stores across China and bundle the cards to their password-protected Starbucks China Mobile App (version 4.0) to enjoy the convenience of the Starbucks mobile payment experience. In addition to the ease of paying for in-store purchases by scanning a bar code linked to a registered Starbucks MSR Card, Starbucks MSR members will also be able to manage their Starbucks Card account, check their card balance and find a nearby Starbucks store with the store locator feature. In addition, the app will engage and reward Starbucks most loyal customers by making it easier to earn, track and redeem rewards, like complimentary beverages and other special promotions.

Around the world, Starbucks occupies a front-row seat at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds like no other company anywhere in or out of retail. Starbucks will learn from it experiences around the world to bring to China the most relevant innovations to seamlessly integrate its store and the digital experience so as to consistently exceed the expectations of its Chinese customers.

Media contact:

Global
Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.com

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Starbucks mobile payment experience launches in China
Starbucks mobile payment experience launches in China

 

Source: Starbucks