Carrefour and La Poste groups partner to accelerate the development of home delivery services in France

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour and La Poste groups announce today (01/23/2018) the signing of a partnership to accelerate the development, on a national scale, of home delivery services for food and non-food shopping, for the benefit of consumers. This partnership is part of the priorities of the “Carrefour 2022” plan, presented today by Alexandre Bompard, Chairman and CEO of the Carrefour Group, whose aim is to accelerate the group’s digital transformation by developing an omni-channel system of reference.

Carrefour Livraison Express to reach 15 cities at end 2018
After successful roll-out in Paris and its immediate surroundings, followed by Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Montpellier, the Carrefour and La Poste groups will deploy the Carrefour Livraison Express service in 10 new cities in 2018: Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Lille, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Reims, Rennes and Strasbourg. This one-hour delivery service has been operated, since its creation in 2016, by Stuart, a subsidiary of the La Poste group specialized in urgent urban deliveries.

A new delivery service from Carrefour Drive
On the back of their successful cooperation for Carrefour Livraison Express, the two groups have decided to launch this year a new delivery service from Drive Carrefour (hypermarkets and supermarkets). This service will be tested in 2018 in two pilot cities. Delivery will also be operated by Stuart.
The density of the La Poste network and of Carrefour stores is an opportunity to deploy home delivery services nationwide, with La Poste providing Carrefour with expertise in last-mile management to simplify the lives of customers of the food retail group and offer them a broader range of services.

Carrefour Livraison Express at a glance
Launched in 2016 in Paris and its immediate surroundings (Neuilly, Levallois, Malakoff, Vanves and Bagnolet), Carrefour Express Delivery was extended in 2017 to Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Montpellier. It is an ultra-fast delivery service, which allows home delivery of online purchases within one hour.

Thanks to Carrefour’s “Livraison express” app, the customer draws up his shopping list from a wide range of food SKUs (fresh food, groceries …) and some everyday non-food SKUs (hygiene, beauty, hardware products…). Customers choose their delivery window (30 minutes) and the delivery is invoiced at a fixed price of €4.90, with no minimum purchase amount.
The delivery is operated by Stuart, a subsidiary of the La Poste group specializing in urgent urban deliveries by bicycle or cargo bikes from Carrefour Market and Carrefour City stores.

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

Source: Carrefour Group

Carrefour Group selects Publicis.Sapient to assist in its digital transformation and omni-channel strategy

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (01/23/2018) during the “Carrefour 2022” strategic plan announcement, Alexandre Bompard, Chairman and CEO of the Carrefour Group, has highlighted among the Group’s priorities the digital transformation and omni-channel strategy that will make it a major international player. To drive Carrefour’s e-commerce offer, he has also announced the creation of a unique business platform in every country in which the Group operates. In order to achieve this objective, Carrefour Group has chosen Publicis.Sapient to assist it in its e-commerce challenges and deploy an omni-channel system of reference for its customers.

Publicis.Sapient is the digital, technology and consulting platform of Publicis Groupe that helps its customers accelerate their transformation and redefine their digital strategy promptly and responsively. In order to best serve Carrefour Group in its digital challenges to become an omni-channel player, Publicis.Sapient will work closely alongside the Carrefour teams to share its expertise and implement efficient and durable digital and technology solutions.

“The top priority of Carrefour2022 is the construction of an omni-channel system of reference. To achieve this objective, we will invest heavily in and rely on first-class partners, such as Publicis.Sapient, a major international player, which will dedicate its talents and expertise to Carrefour to help us accelerate our digital transformation,” said Alexandre Bompard, Chairman and CEO of the Carrefour Group.

“The trust placed in our talents and expertise by Carrefour Group and Alexandre Bompard is a tremendous responsibility. To deeply support the extensive strategic and digital transformation of an international player of this stature is a challenge that the know-how of Publicis.Sapient is prepared to meet,” said Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe.

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

Source: Carrefour Group

Sobeys to bring the best-in-the-world grocery e-commerce experience to Canadians through partnership with Ocado Group plc

STELLARTON, NS, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys Inc. announced today (January 22, 2018) that it has signed an agreement with Ocado Group plc to bring the world’s leading online grocery ordering, automated fulfillment and home delivery solution to Canada.

Sobeys’ end-to-end online grocery shopping business will be built on the Ocado Smart Platform. With more than 15 years at the forefront of innovation and success in grocery e-commerce, Ocado will partner exclusively in Canada with Sobeys to launch online grocery shopping services, including:
 best-in-class, front-end web site functionality, supported by its proprietary ‘web shop’ and mobile grocery ordering applications
 construction of Ocado’s latest generation, state-of-the-art automated warehouse designed specifically for grocery e-commerce (in which Ocado will invest to install its grid and robots)
 last-mile routing management technology to optimize delivery truck efficiency, customer service excellence and punctuality.

Sobeys and Ocado will develop their first Customer Fulfillment Centre (CFC) in the Greater Toronto Area. The build is expected to take approximately two years.

In addition to this initial CFC, Sobeys and Ocado will consider developing other CFCs in Canada’s urban areas.

“Sobeys intends to play to win in Canadian online grocery shopping. We are very excited to bring this best-in-the-world grocery e-commerce experience to Canadian customers,” said Michael Medline, President & CEO of Sobeys Inc. “This unique and innovative Sobeys and Ocado experience will offer consumers the biggest selection, freshest products and most reliable delivery available anywhere on the planet. Our end-to-end e-commerce solution will allow Sobeys to build an online offer in a manner that is profitable and creates exceptional value for our customers, investors and supplier partners.”

“We are delighted to be working with one of the leaders in North American grocery retailing. Sobeys is a highly successful and much admired Canadian business and we are proud that they have chosen Ocado Solutions to partner with to build their online grocery business,” said Tim Steiner, CEO of Ocado Group.

Luke Jensen, CEO of Ocado Solutions, added “Channel shift to online in North America is gaining pace as consumers increasingly seek the benefits of grocery shopping from the comforts of their own homes, and as retailers attempt to offer services to meet this growing customer trend. We are pleased to be partnering with innovative and forward-looking retailers such as Sobeys. Soon, four of the world’s most ambitious grocery retailers online – Ocado, Morrisons, Groupe Casino, and Sobeys – will be powered by
the Ocado Smart Platform and we look forward to welcoming more to this list going forward”.

Ocado will provide a comprehensive and customized suite of support and engineering services to enable a smooth launch and sustainable e-commerce operations. Sobeys and Ocado will also partner to incorporate ongoing learning and innovation from Ocado’s global experience into their Canadian platform.

About Sobeys Inc.
Proudly Canadian, with headquarters in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Sobeys has been serving the food shopping needs of Canadians since 1907. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A), Sobeys owns, affiliates or franchises approximately 1,500 stores in all 10 provinces under retail banners that include Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, and Lawton’s Drug Stores as well as more than 350 retail fuel locations. Sobeys, its franchisees and affiliates employ more than 125,000 people. More information on Sobeys Inc. can be found at www.sobeyscorporate.com.

About Ocado
Ocado is a UK based company admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange (Ticker OCDO). It comprises one of the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailers, operating its own grocery and general merchandise retail businesses under Ocado.com and other specialist shop banners, together with its Solutions division. Ocado Solutions is responsible for corporate partnering, which began with its agreement to operate the online business of Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc in the UK, and more recently with an agreement with Groupe Casino to develop its online business in France.

Forward-Looking Information
This document contains forward-looking statements which are presented for the purpose of assisting the reader to understand management’s expectations regarding the Company’s strategic priorities, objectives and plans. These forward-looking statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements are identified by words or phrases such as “expects”, “intends”, “may”, “plans”, “will”, and other similar expressions or the negative of these terms.

By its nature, forward-looking information requires the Company to make assumptions and is subject to inherent risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements made. For more information on risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may impact the Company’s forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company’s materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities, including the “Risk Management” section of the Company’s Annual Information Form and Annual MD&A.

Contacts:
Media:
Cynthia Thompson
Vice President
Communications & Corporate Affairs
(902) 752-8371 ext. 8455
Cynthia.thompson@sobeys.com

Investor Relations:
Katie Brine
Director, Investor Relations
(905) 238-7124 ext. 2092
Katie.brine@sobeys.com

Source: Sobeys Inc.

Asda installs UK’s first giant parcel vending machine

Asda installs UK’s first giant parcel vending machine

  • The unit dispenses online orders in less than 60 seconds and accepts returns
  • First UK automated Parcel Tower is installed at the Trafford Park store
  • The technology has been huge success for Asda’s parent company, Walmart across the US
  • The unit dispenses online orders in less than 60 seconds and accepts returns
  • Quick and easy collection of online orders from George.com and selected third party partners including Asos, Missguided and Decathlon from Asda’s ‘toyou’ delivery service.

Leeds, UK, 2018-Jan-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a first for the UK, a new, 16ft foot tall and 8ft wide, automated parcel tower has been installed at Asda’s Trafford Park store following a successful trial by parent company Walmart in the US.

The tower, which acts as a giant parcel vending machine, is located inside the store so customers can pick up their online order in less than 60 seconds and will also take returns.

Customers can choose from thousands of items available on www.george.com from their computer or smartphone, and select the store at checkout. When customers visit the store, they scan a barcode sent to their smartphone at the Parcel Tower to receive their order. The service is also available for selected third party partners including Asos, Missguided and Decathlon.

In November 2015, Asda launched its ‘toyou’ service, the UK’s first end-to-end parcel solution which uses minute-by-minute tracking and it allows consumers to return or collect purchases from third party online retailers at more than 600 Asda stores. Parcels can also be collected and returned from Asda petrol forecourts and Click & Collect points across the country.

This new technology offers a unique concept giving customers a quicker and more convenient way to collect parcels, which has seen over 100 parcel towers installed across Walmart in the US. Asda Trafford Park is the first store in the UK to house the new technology.

Neil Drake, Asda’s toyou – Retail Process, Systems and Innovation Manager, said: “It’s great that we’ve been able to work with our parent company Walmart in the US to bring this new exciting technology to the UK, so far it’s been a huge success for them.”

“We know speed and convenience are important factors to customers and partners of our toyou service, and we’re always looking for new ways to bring that to them. The Parcel Towers are the latest example of how we’re using new technology to save our customers time and money.”

Stephen Clinton, Store Manager at Asda Trafford Park, said: “We’re delighted to be the first store in the UK to trial the Parcel Tower for our customers. We have seen a fantastic response to the quick service in the past few days and we hope it continues.”

Trafford Park’s Parcel Tower was installed at the end of last week as a proof of concept, it can hold up to 500 parcels and has already served 1,500 local customers already.

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SOURCE: ASDA

MEDIA CONTACT
Russell Craig
Senior Director, Media & Community Relations
0113 826 2829

A.S. Watson Group launches its first ever Technology Partnership Programme to support the acceleration of its digital transformation

A.S. Watson Group launches its first ever Technology Partnership Programme to support the acceleration of its digital transformation

HONG KONG, 2017-Dec-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, announces the launch of its first ever Technology Partnership Programme to build a network of technology expert partners to support the acceleration of its digital transformation.

Transformative Partnership to Win Customers’ Hearts
Malina Ngai, Group Chief Operating Officer of ASW, explained why the company introduces the partnership approach. “We believe every technology partner whom we have chosen to work with is more than just a vendor. Traditional client-vendor relationship is short-term. There is lack of transparency and continuity in the way we work with each other. Besides, project base contract makes it difficult for their resource planning.

“The Partnership Programme is designed to transform the short term contractual relationship to a longer term strategic relationship to create a win-win for both parties. Our Tech Partners will have access to senior management, visibility on our growth strategy and technology roadmap, as well as a longer term financial commitment from us. We can benefit from their commitment in providing consistent resources, expert advice and services, as well as first hand access to innovation they develop.

“The appointment of our first batch of worldwide Tech Partners shows our determination to accelerate our digital transformation. The goal of such transformation is to enable A.S. Watson Group to build on our solid retail foundation to fuel further growth through a smarter and more efficient organisation. Our purpose of putting customer first and putting a smile on their faces continues. We recognize that our customers are changing rapidly and technology has become an ever more critical ingredient to deliver our purpose.”

Paving the Way for Future with Technology and People
ASW embarked on its digital transformation journey since 2011 when it introduces its first Customer Strategy. Investment initially was dedicated to CRM, eCommerce and mobile experience, amounted to USD70m. It has subsequently established eLab in 2015, an in-house digital agency focusing on supporting all operating businesses to develop eCommerce and digital marketing. In 2017, ASW kicked off another major investment of USD70m in big data to build new capabilities in analytics and machine learning.

In the meantime, ASW has launched a re-engineering programme in People Development in order to attract, train and retain the right talents to serve the customers of the new world.

For the first batch of Tech Partners the company appoints comprises of expertise in the areas of eCommerce, store systems, data science, artificial intelligence, data visualization, technology ecosystem and services. ASW will continue to identify potential expertise to join the Partnership Programme to support its digital transformation journey.

Partnering for New Heights of Retail
Cally Chan, General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong is delighted about the collaboration opportunities to spark the next wave of growth, “Microsoft is thrilled about the opportunity to work with A.S. Watson as a trusted partner. ASW’s unique approach to partnership and full transparency has enabled us to work hand-in-hand to accelerate their digital transformation journey. With Microsoft Cloud, we are committed to empowering ASW’s employees to collaborate globally in ways which were never possible before.”

Balazs Fejes, EVP & Co-Head Global Business of EPAM is honored to be selected as a technology partner of ASW, “EPAM is pleased to serve A.S. Watson Group in four countries in Europe at present and is exploring new opportunities in its Asia portfolio. We appreciate ASW’s approach to making its technology roadmap transparent, whether a partner is large or small, as this facilitates a mutual understanding of needs and expectations. This partnership, combined with our focus on rapidly developing disruptive solutions in the areas of big data and digital experiences, will enable us to collectively support a full range of digital transformation strategies within ASW.”

Matteo Da Pont, CEO of Ovolab is excited about the partnership with ASW, “We at Ovolab are a close-knit team of passionate mobile developers and designers. As a small company, we are especially proud to be among the select list of suppliers that were appointed ASW Tech Partners and briefed on the vision of ASW’s digital strategy. This is an incredible opportunity for us, and we look forward to working even more closely with ASW to deliver compelling apps that will delight ASW customers in their everyday interactions with ASW brands.”

According to Kerry Liu, CEO of Rubikloud, the company aims to support ASW to further enhance its capabilities in personalising customer offers through advanced targeting, as well as optimising promotional effectiveness, “We are thrilled to partner with a global retail leader like A.S. Watson Group. At Rubikloud we focus on applying machine learning and flexible big data architectures in practical applications, which means driving tangible business impact.”

Willy Wong, CEO of Mtel is enthusiastic about the collaboration with ASW, “While many companies look at mobile app development as a project, it is evolving into a strategic tool for consumer brands to engage its customers. I am pleased to create a long-term partnership with a successful international retailer like A.S. Watson who sees mobile as more than a one-off project. Our initial scope is in Asia and I am confident that we will help ASW to make a difference in the role mobile plays in their business.”

Alexander Varghese, Chief Administrative Officer of UST Global said, “At UST Global, we are at the forefront of innovation and are focused on bringing cutting-edge technologies for our large global customers. We are excited to work with A.S. Watson and thank them for having us onboard.”

SOURCE: A.S. Watson Retail (HK) Ltd

A.S. Watson Brand Contact Methods
Watson House, 1-5 Wo Liu Hang Road, Fo Tan,Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
+852 2606 8833
+852 2690 2836
grouppr@aswatson.com

SUPERVALU launches refreshed e-commerce sites Powered by Instacart

SAN FRANCISCO and EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., 2017-Dec-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, and SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU), one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S., has entered into an exclusive multiyear contract. Under this agreement, SUPERVALU recently launched refreshed e-commerce sites Powered by Instacart for four of its retail banners across the nation: Cub, Farm Fresh Food and Pharmacy, Shop ‘n Save, and Shoppers Food and Pharmacy.

SUPERVALU and Instacart first joined forces to offer same-day grocery delivery in September 2015. Based on customer response and continued demand for e-commerce options, SUPERVALU has selected Instacart to expand its offerings, including click-and-collect, a solution that allows customers to order online and pick up at the store without ever leaving their vehicle. The expanded offering will soon provide integration of store coupons and loyalty rewards for orders placed online through the Powered by Instacart sites, delivering additional value for shoppers.

“Our relationship with Instacart continues to evolve, and going forward we have a great plan for delivering online grocery and meal solution options for our retail customers,” said Anne Dament, Executive Vice President of Retail, Marketing, and Private Brands at SUPERVALU. “SUPERVALU is committed to addressing the unique preferences of the communities we serve, and now customers have another option to get the fresh, premier products they expect from our retail stores with the convenience of same-day delivery that fits with their busy lifestyles.”

SUPERVALU customers across Minnesota; St. Louis, Mo.; Virginia Beach, Va.; and the Washington, D.C. area can now visit brand-specific Powered by Instacart sites to fill their virtual carts with their favorite items, from fresh, ready-to-eat options in the deli to everyday essentials, and have them delivered straight to their doorstep, often in as little as one hour.

“SUPERVALU is a grocery industry leader and a great fit given Instacart’s mission to bring customers the groceries they want from the brands they trust within their own communities,” said Nilam Ganenthiran, Instacart’s Chief Business Officer. “We are thrilled to extend our relationship and launch Powered by Instacart sites for these trusted retail brands.”

About Instacart 
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores, and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand- pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 160 markets and partnered with retailers across North America, including popular national chains as well as local, regional grocers. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.instacart.com.

About SUPERVALU INC.
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S., with annual sales of approximately $16 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of 3,337 stores composed of 3,120 wholesale primary stores operated by customers serviced by SUPERVALU’s food distribution business and 217 traditional retail grocery stores operated under five retail banners in six geographic regions (store counts as of September 9, 2017). Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 31,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.

Media Contacts: 
Mike Wilken for SUPERVALU
Michael.Wilken@supervalu.com

Dacyl Armendariz for Instacart
dacyl.armendariz@instacart.com

Source: SUPERVALU INC.

Barnes & Noble announces three free holiday shipping offers to help shoppers this holiday season

Free Shipping and Cut-Off Dates to Ensure Holiday Gifts Are Delivered in Time for That Special Holiday Moment

New York, NY, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today (December 11, 2017) announced three free holiday shipping offers to help shoppers get the most out of this holiday season. The free shipping offers include Barnes & Noble’s Holiday Gift Guide, where customers can get the best last-minute gift ideas anywhere.

“We understand the holiday shopping season is a stressful time for all, and we want to make it as easy as possible for our customers,” said Fred Argir, Chief Digital Officer.  “With our specially curated Holiday Gift Guide, which includes an exclusive assortment of books, toys, games and more, coupled with our free shipping, every shopper can find what they’re looking for at Barnes & Noble.”

Barnes & Noble’s free shipping will be available on all items purchased online.*

Free Shipping Offers:

  • Free Shipping Day (no code required): Begins on December 15, 2017, and ends December 16, 2017 at 2:59 am EST
  • Free Shipping Day (code required): Begins December 16, 2017, and ends December 18, 2017 at 2:59a m EST
  • Free Expedited Shipping on Orders $75.00+: Begins December 20, 2017, and ends December 21, 2017 at 11:59 am EST

Shipping Cut-Offs:

  • Standard: December 18, 2017 at 11:59 am EST
  • Express: December 19, 2017 at 11:59 am EST
  • Expedited: December 21, 2017 at 11:59 am EST

From the season’s biggest books to the top toys and dedicated trend shops for major properties such as Harry Potter, Star Wars and FAO Schwartz, shoppers will find what they’re looking for at Barnes & Noble this holiday season in stores and online, while supplies last.

Customers are invited to Barnes & Noble’s 632 stores nationwide and browse the online Holiday Gift Guide at BN.com to discover the hottest books and other great gift items available this holiday season. And for even greater value, customers are invited to join the Barnes & Noble Member program. Designed for Barnes & Noble’s most loyal customers, the Barnes & Noble Membership program gives Members 40 percent off all hardcover bestsellers and 10 percent off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the year.

Customers are encouraged to join the conversation about all the great gifts available at Barnes & Noble this holiday season on their social channels by using the hashtag, #ALLIWANT.

*Some exclusions apply.

About Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 632 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

For more information on Barnes & Noble, follow us on TwitterInstagramPinterest and Snapchat (bnsnaps), and like us on Facebook. For more information on NOOK, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

All Contacts:
Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alex Ortolani
Director, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3379
aortolani@bn.com

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

eBay Collective doubles its number of dealers and inventory

eBay Collective doubles its number of dealers and inventory

 

Since launching in 2016, eBay Collective has doubled its number of dealers and inventory, providing shoppers with a one-of-a-kind selection of furniture, art, antiques and design.

San Jose, CA, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last Tuesday, an eclectic group of artists, designers, architects, collectors and art-world influencers kicked off the opening of Design Miami/ at a pig roast, cohosted by eBay Collective, R & Company and Cultured magazine in Miami Beach. eBay Collective’s Sam Bright, R & Company’s Zesty Meyers, and Cultured’s Sarah Harrelson toasted the occasion, which celebrated the opening of the international design show. Art world notables such as Simon Haas of the Haas Brothers, Art Basel magazine Editor in Chief Sue Hostetler, Design Miami CEO Jen Roberts, NY Times Art Editor Ted Loos and Elle Décor Editor in Chief Whitney Robinson were among the 250 guests in attendance.

eBay Collective launched in late 2016 and has continued to gain momentum, doubling the number of dealers and inventory, partnering with designers and generating a shoppable blog of related content. The platform provides a one-of-a-kind selection of furniture, art, antiques and design for eBay’s 171 million active buyers.

In the past few months, the platform welcomed such estimable dealers as R & Company, Michael Del Piero, French Art Deco Furniture, Inc. and Fred Silberman. All the dealers are showcased in the Dealer Directory, allowing users to Shop by Dealer.

In early October, eBay Collective teamed up with interior designer Brad Ford to present the opening night dinner of his Field + Supply fair in New York’s Hudson Valley. Brad Ford has also furnished the largest residential living room in New York, the One Hundred Barclay Penthouse, with furniture and décor from eBay Collective. Specifically, the design features inventory from such sought-after brands as Doris Leslie Blau, Bernd Goeckler, Maison Gerard, Todd Merrill, Newel, and R & Company.

For content, eBay Collective launched The Conversation Piece Design Journal, a blog populated with articles and video features by Architectural Digest, providing a shoppable guide with designer profiles, trend stories and featured properties.

About the new dealers:

R & Company represents a distinguished group of historical and contemporary designers whose work is among the most innovative and finely crafted of their time. It was founded by Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman in 1997 to realize their combined goal of promoting a closer study, appreciation and preservation of 20th and 21st century design.

Michael Del Piero founded Michael Del Piero Good Design in 2007 based on three simple principals: Strive for balance. Create interiors as current as they are enduring, as sophisticated as they are approachable, and as unusual as they are beautiful. And take care of clients as if they are royalty, serving their needs and lifestyles above all else.

David Hugon is the owner and founder of French Art Deco Furniture Inc. David started in the Art Deco business over 25 years ago. David is the premier Direct Importer of all types of French Art Deco furnishings into the USA. Davids extensive reach directly to the best French sources allows him to offer the highest quality items sourced from Hotels, Chateaus, Private Estates. He often travels directly to France to personally acquire his treasures and offer them at a sharply reduced wholesale price.

Fred Silberman Antiques began collecting and dealing 20th century Italian furniture and decorative arts nearly 50 years ago. Purely out of his interest in the history and craftsmanship, Fred Silberman’s business reflects an understanding and deep appreciation for the art form and as he says, “nobody else was doing it.” The result is a uniquely curated inventory of Italian furniture and decorative arts. Naturally, none of the pieces were mass-produced, they are bought from previous owners, or acquired over the years from fellow collectors.

About eBay Collective:

eBay Collective takes the hassle out of searching by bringing together a single, curated experience of unique, high-quality items. eBay has always been known for uniqueness and selection. eBay Collective provides a premium experience bringing together antiques and collectables. The site offers a cutting edge interface, using eBay’s Corrigon acquisition for its “Shop the Look” technology which allows shoppers to match inventory with other featured items.  eBay Collective also leverages eBay’s core commerce platform for check-out, providing a familiar and trusted process for buyers worldwide.

Highlights of five unique items currently available on eBay Collective:

Set of 16 American 1940s (F. Lloyd Wright Design) Geometric Form Dining Chairs

Achille Salvagni, Tango Console, 2014

Babacar Niang, Senegal, 2014 Sculptural “Etawen” carved African hardwood shelf

Jules Leleu, Meuble Feu d’Artifices, c. 1946

Bubble Chandelier by Simone Crestani (b. 1984) Italy, 2012

Contact:
(408) 376-7400
press@ ebay.com

Source: eBay

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Overstock.com takes ParityPledge to improve opportunity for advancement of women into leadership positions

The ParityPledge aims to bring gender equality to the highest levels of business

SALT LAKE CITY, 2017-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) and its blockchain subsidiary, Medici Ventures, announce they have taken the ParityPledge to increase their commitment to improving the opportunity for advancement of women into leadership positions. By taking the ParityPledge, Overstock and Medici Ventures have committed to interview at least one qualified female candidate for every open executive position, vice president and above, including the C-suite and board of directors.

The ParityPledge is an initiative of Parity.org, a non-profit organization focused on decreasing the amount of gender inequality within businesses. It was founded to correct the blunt reality of gender disparity at the top of companies today, with women representing only 20 percent of S&P 500 corporate executive teams and boards.

“We’re proud to take the ParityPledge to help further our commitment to equal representation of women at the leadership level,” said Meghan Tuohig, Overstock’s vice president of people care. “ParityPledge is a great external compliment to the internal work we have started with the Overstock Women’s Network, which is aimed at providing opportunities for career growth and advancement for our female associates.”

The Overstock Women’s Network was founded by Tuohig in 2017, and uses programming and education for all associates, regardless of gender, to inspire, support, and celebrate females in Overstock’s professional community.

“The most effective teams tend to have diversity amongst their members, bringing different viewpoints and experiences to the table when finding solutions for difficult problems,” said Overstock.com President Saum Noursalehi. “Taking the ParityPledge reaffirms Overstock’s commitment to diversity, and to finding and promoting the best possible talent.”

“We are thankful for organizations like Overstock.com and Medici Ventures that are willing to become role models for change,” said Cathrin Stickney, Parity.org founder and CEO. “We believe their public commitment and example will help us realize exponential progress toward reaching parity at the top.”

“As the technological community in Utah continues to grow, groups like Parity.org and the ParityPledge will help ensure our community grows in a way that is welcoming and empowering for women,” said Jonathan Johnson, Medici Ventures president and Silicon Slopes board member. “Medici Ventures supports this effort that will have a positive impact on so many talented members of the Utahbusiness community.”

Parity.org is scheduled to announce the full list of founding companies, sponsors, and partners during the Silicon Slopes conference in January 2018.

About Overstock.com

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

About Medici Ventures:

Launched in 2014, Medici Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Overstock.com, Inc., created to leverage blockchain technology to solve real-world problems with transparent, efficient and secure solutions. Medici Ventures has a growing portfolio of groundbreaking blockchain-focused investments, including tZERO.com, Peernova, Bitt, SettleMint, Factom, and IdentityMind, Spera and Symbiont. The company’s majority-owned financial technology company, tZERO.com, executed the world’s first blockchain-based stock offering in December 2016.

About Parity.org

Parity.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to gender equality at the highest ranks of business leadership. Parity.org is assembling a founding advisory board of some of the most recognized men and women leaders in business. The Parity.org URL was generously donated by The Kennedy Forum. You can follow Parity.org on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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

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

Media Contact:
pr@overstock.com

Investor Contact:
ir@overstock.com

Source: Overstock.com, Inc./globenewswire

ChannelAdvisor Corporation announces Catalyst Americas 2018 conference, April 17-19, 2018 in San Diego, CA

Annual conference focuses on providing ways that retailers and branded manufacturers can compete, accelerate and win in a competitive landscape

Research Triangle Park, NC, 2017-Dec-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE:ECOM), a leading provider of cloud-based e-commerce solutions that enable retailers and branded manufacturers to increase global sales, today (December 5, 2017 ) announced that its Catalyst Americas 2018 conference will take place April 17-19, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Now in its 11th year, this annual conference has become a preeminent e-commerce event for brands and retailers. Every year, Catalyst evolves to provide the best learning and peer-to-peer experience for companies to excel in an increasingly competitive and fragmented retail landscape. This year’s Catalyst agenda, featuring in-depth working sessions, dynamic industry thought leaders and unrivaled networking opportunities, reflects the ever-changing needs of retailers and branded manufacturers to help them compete, accelerate and win.

“The very definition of ‘Catalyst’ is an agent for change or an instrument that speeds up a reaction. That’s exactly how we see our conference—this is ‘your’ Catalyst—whether the change you want to see is growth on new channels, connections to a broader network, new strategies for gaining a competitive edge, or some combination, Catalyst will deliver,” said David Spitz, ChannelAdvisor CEO. Spitz continued, “I’m also personally excited to host the conference in a beautiful city that will serve as a great venue for the conference and networking activities.”“I always get excited to hear not only about industry trends, but also the enhancements to the ChannelAdvisor suite of products and services. That helps me stay focused on the future and gives me an advantage in the marketplace.” said Sarah Young, digital marketing specialist at Augusta Sportswear, and a previous attendee of Catalyst Americas.

ChannelAdvisor is currently offering an early-bird rate of $975 until January 15, 2018, as well as discounted hotel rates. In addition to the early bird rate, registrations prior to January 15, 2018 are eligible for an additional savings of $99 using the promo code ANNOUNCE2018. For more information and to register for Catalyst Americas 2018 please visit https://catalyst.channeladvisor.com/.

For more details about ChannelAdvisor, visit our blog, follow us on Twitter@ChannelAdvisor, Like us on Facebook and connect with us on LinkedIn.

About ChannelAdvisor

ChannelAdvisor (NYSE: ECOM) is a leading e-commerce cloud platform whose mission is to connect and optimize the world’s commerce. For nearly two decades, ChannelAdvisor has helped retailers and branded manufacturers worldwide improve their online performance by expanding sales channels, connecting with consumers around the world, optimizing their operations for peak performance and providing actionable analytics to improve competitiveness. Thousands of customers depend on ChannelAdvisor to securely power their sales and optimize fulfillment on channels such as Amazon, eBay, Google, Facebook, Walmart and hundreds more. For more information, visit www.channeladvisor.com.

Media Contact:

Caroline Riddle
ChannelAdvisor
caroline.riddle@channeladvisor.com
919.439.8026

Source: ChannelAdvisor

Newegg Logistics named to Multichannel Merchant’s list of top 3PL providers for 2018

Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Dec-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Newegg Logistics, a subsidiary of Newegg, the top tech-focused e-retailer in North America, has been named a Multichannel Merchant Top 3PL provider for 2018 by the editors of Multichannel Merchant.

“We are honored to be named to Multichannel Merchant’s list of top 3PL providers for 2018,” said Kunal Thakkar, Newegg’s SVP of Global Operations. “This distinction underscores the value of our third-party logistics solution, and is yet another milestone in our ongoing mission to provide the best 3PL services to our clients.”

Newegg Logistics grew out of Newegg’s experience with shipping products to millions of customers in the U.S. and Canada. Newegg Logistics now provides innovative e-commerce fulfillment and 3PL services to clients in every part of the world, cost-effectively managing logistics, reducing inventory costs and streamlining supply chain efficiencies. Newegg Logistics continues to grow its business with both B2C and B2B clients, providing customized solutions to meet their business needs.

Given the explosion of e-commerce and the increasing number of 3PLs in the marketplace, Multichannel Merchant created this unique resource, vetting 3PLs that are e-commerce-qualified and experienced as a value-added service for its audience. The online resource is a searchable database/directory for merchants looking for a qualified 3PL provider.

“Many e-commerce and direct-to-customer merchants today are considering an outsourced fulfillment solution because their business growth has outstripped their internal capabilities,” said Mike O’Brien, Senior Content Manager of Multichannel Merchant. “That’s why we’ve developed our Top 3PL listing as a valuable resource for them. Each 3PL listed has been selected based on their industry experience, range of capabilities and ability to handle high order flow.”

The company profiles in the MCM Top 3PL listing include vital information to help merchants in their selection process, including key capabilities, average annual client order volume, top merchandise categories handled, facility locations and more.

To learn more about Newegg’s 3PL offering, Newegg Logistics, visit www.newegglogistics.comLike Newegg on Facebook and follow Newegg on Twitter to stay up to date on the company’s latest news.

About Newegg
Newegg Inc. is the leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the United States. It owns and operates Newegg.com (http://www.newegg.com) which was founded in 2001 and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. It has a global reach to more than 50 countries in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. The award-winning website has more than 32 million registered users and offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics, entertainment, smart home and gaming products, consistently ranking as one of the best online shopping destinations. Newegg Inc. is headquartered in City of Industry, California. Newegg also operates NeweggBusiness.com and Newegg.ca.

About Multichannel Merchant
Multichannel Merchant reaches key decision makers responsible for ecommerce, management, marketing and operations at companies that sell merchandise through multiple channels — including ecommerce, mobile, social, and catalog. Multichannel Merchant delivers original research, as well as in-depth analysis of trends and best practices, news, tactical/how-to, executive summaries, technology and supplier comparisons, tip sheets and resource information to help companies sell & deliver products wherever and whenever the customer wants them – at home, work, store or other locations.

Source: Newegg Inc.

The Limited® relaunches at Belk stores

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Limited®, a legacy brand known for empowering women in the workforce for over 50 years, recently returned to TheLimited.com and debuted in 150 Belk stores. Known for delivering Modern. Southern. Style. for nearly 130 years, Belk is expanding its quality roster of national brands and private-label fashion by becoming the exclusive distributor for The Limited brand.

“The Limited provides customers with tailored, feminine looks to seamlessly carry the modern woman from work to her social life,” said Nadine Rauer, Belk Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager. “We’re committed to not only delivering the products that The Limited is known for, but also expanding the assortment to take this iconic brand to the next level.”

The Limited products are now available in plus size – a first for the brand – and the relaunch will also include designs in petite, tall, and denim. The Limited will once again offer boardroom-ready looks and fashion-forward designs that can be mixed and matched throughout every season.

With the TheLimited.com, customers beyond Belk’s 16-state footprint will have access to the brand’s collections whenever they want to shop. The Limited will be managed as an exclusive, private brand, like Belk favorites Crown & Ivy, Kaari Blue, New Directions and True Craft, to name a few. In 2018, Belk will launch The Limited in an additional 74 stores.

About Belk, Inc.

Belk, Inc., a private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., is where Southern customers shop for their perfect Sunday dress, the Saturday night outfit, and where family and community matter most. But Belk is more than shopping – it’s where you find your own unique way to express who you are. It’s where Southern style lives. Shop Belk in 16 Southern states and on www.belk.com to find an assortment of national brands and private-label fashion, shoes and accessories for the entire family, along with top-name cosmetics, a wedding registry and Southern style for the home.

For further information:
Tyler Hampton
502-494-1896
Tyler_Hampton@belk.com

SOURCE: Belk, Inc.

CVS Pharmacy introduces free, same-day delivery service in Manhattan

CVS Pharmacy introduces free, same-day delivery service in Manhattan

 

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Pharmacy (NYSE: CVS) introduced free, same-day delivery for prescriptions and certain over-the-counter items in Manhattan this week. The new free delivery service makes it easier for customers to save time and stay healthy. Free, same-day delivery in Manhattan is one of CVS Pharmacy’s national network of delivery solutions. Same-day delivery in additional cities and next-day, nationwide delivery will be launching in early 2018.

“Free, same-day prescription delivery gives customers the option of having the pharmacy they trust deliver right to them at their homes or work in Manhattan,” said Helena Foulkes, Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President, CVS Pharmacy. “Delivery is another way that we can meet our customers wherever, however and whenever they want in order to make healthcare easier.”

This week, CVS Pharmacy began offering delivery service from all locations in Manhattan. Prescriptions and the option of adding a selection of over-the-counter products can be delivered directly from CVS Pharmacy in secure tamper-proof packaging right to the customer’s door to assure complete privacy. Over-the-counter items that can be added to a prescription delivery include popular items to treat cough, cold and flu symptoms, along with other common conditions. Orders made by 11 a.m. are delivered by 4 p.m., or by 4 p.m. for 8 p.m. delivery.

Customers in Manhattan can find out more information about CVS Pharmacy’s free prescription delivery service by visiting www.cvs.com/cvs2you or by using a dedicated delivery concierge service line at 1-833-CVS-2YOU. A Manhattan-focused marketing campaign also kicked off this week to reach customers in highly-visible locations throughout the city such as Penn Station Plaza and the Columbus Circle Station.

“Our goal is to reach people living and working in Manhattan to let them know about our new prescription delivery service through a fun, highly visible campaign that will reach them while they are traveling around the city as well as through digital and mobile channels,” said Norman de Greve, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for CVS Health.

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

Media Contact:
Erin Pensa
CVS Pharmacy
Erin.Pensa@CVSHealth.com
401-770-4786

SOURCE: CVS Pharmacy

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Mister Spex rolls out the latest Intershop Commerce Suite, across all its European webshops

  • Leading online optician rolls out latest Intershop platform across all its European web shops
  • New commerce platform powers a consistent multi-channel concept with faster interfaces and reduced maintenance needs

Jena, Germany, 2017-Dec-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mister Spex, Europe’s largest online optician, is extending its successful cooperation with Intershop with the rollout of the latest Intershop Commerce Suite, across nine European webshops.

The new commerce platform allows Mister Spex to expand its dedicated multichannel strategy further and to pursue its vision of becoming Europe’s favorite way and place to buy eyewear.

The Intershop Commerce Suite helps Mister Spex deliver a continued seamless customer experience across all sales channels, online and offline touch points. It has already boosted the performance of both desktop and mobile web shops, serving over 60,000 website visitors a day with faster response times. In addition, the move to the latest platform further reduces the need for regular maintenance tasks, resulting in more efficient operations and bottom line cost savings.

Axel Köhler, COO at Intershop comments, “This is the next exciting phase of our relationship with Mister Spex. Today’s customers have the highest expectations when it comes to convenience and ease of shopping. With the solution in place Mister Spex’s shops outperform them. We are delighted that Mister Spex continues to place their trust in our multichannel commerce platform as the engine that powers a truly compelling customer experience. We look forward to supporting Mister Spex further as they go from strength to strength.”

The rollout was completed in just eight weeks.

About Intershop

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

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

Contact:

Intershop Public Relations
HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Source: Intershop Communications AG

Kroger’s QFC partners with Instacart to bring home delivery service in Puget Sound and Portland

CINCINNATI and BELLEVUE, Wash., 2017-Dec-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — QFC, a division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), today (12/4/2017) announced it is offering home delivery at a majority of its stores in both Puget Sound and Portland, through a partnership with Instacart, a nationally-recognized on-demand retail delivery service. The partnership supports two key drivers of the company’s Restock Kroger Plan: Expand Partnerships to Create Customer Value and Redefine the Food and Grocery Customer Experience.

“By offering home delivery in addition to in-store shopping and online ordering for curbside pickup, we are listening to our customers who are telling us they want the convenience of shopping anyway they choose,” said Suzy Monford, president of QFC. “We know that our customers are busier than ever but still want to feed their families fresh, healthy foods that are available at low prices. This new partnership allows our customers to have their groceries delivered to their doorsteps as soon as two hours after placing an order.”

QFC delivery powered by Instacart will be offered in addition to its ClickList store locations that offer online ordering for curbside pickup.

“Instacart customers prefer doing their online grocery shopping from local stores, where they know the products,” said Andrew Nodes, Vice President, Retail Accounts for Instacart. “We are thrilled to partner with QFC to give our customers in Portland and Seattle a new convenient option for shopping at their favorite local QFC store.”

How does QFC home delivery work?
Customers place their orders through the “Delivery” link at www.qfc.com. The customer enters the zip code where the delivery will be scheduled then chooses from 40,000 offered products, including perishables, which are categorized and sorted for easy viewing and selection. The customer builds a digital cart by clicking and adding products. Once the customer has completed building the online basket, a preferred delivery time between 9 a.m. and midnight can be selected. An Instacart shopper then hand-picks the items and delivers the order within a preferred one-hour time window. The home delivery fee will be waived for first-time customers.

About Instacart 
Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 160 markets and partnered with retailers across North America, including popular national chains as well as local, regional grocers. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.instacart.com.

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

Contact:
Patty Leesemann
513-782-8745
patty.leesemann@kroger.com

SOURCE: The Kroger Co.

Shop Your Way teams up with Major League Baseball player René Rivera to host toy drive and support ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico

Sears and Kmart membership platform and e-commerce marketplace teams with Major League Baseball player to host toy drive and support ongoing relief efforts

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — As rebuilding efforts continue in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Shop Your Way is bringing the magic of the holidays to the island with the announcement of a unique toy drive to support “Que Ningún Niño Pierda la Ilusión en Esta Navidad(“Let no child lose the illusion this Christmas”),” an initiative in partnership with Major League Baseball player René Rivera. All gifted toys will benefit children in Puerto Rico who were affected by the devastating storm.

Shop Your Way, a free platform that connects members with offers and experiences to help them save time and money in their everyday lives, will collect toys in two ways: Now through Christmas, all 28 Kmart and Sears stores in Puerto Rico will accept donations of new and gently used toys. Members who do not live on the island can give back by purchasing toy packs either online at Shop Your Way or at one of 25 Kmart and Sears locations in Miami and the Chicagoland area. Members can gift toy packs at $5, $10 or $20 increments; and Shop Your Way will match each toy pack purchased.* The goal of the program is to gift 25,000 toys total this holiday season.

“We care deeply about the residents of Puerto Rico and have remained dedicated to supporting their rebuilding efforts,” said B.J. Naedele, Chief Commercial Officer, Shop Your Way. “Keeping the spirit of Christmas alive despite the hardship so many Puerto Ricans still face is an idea that resonated with us, which is why we teamed up with René for this toy drive. As a shopping destination, we are well-positioned to help give families and children in Puerto Rico a merrier holiday.”

Rivera, free agent catcher who most recently played for the Chicago Cubs, has already pledged his commitment to his native Puerto Rico as the island continues to pick up the pieces post Hurricane Maria. He and his wife, Mariel, will distribute collected toys to children across Puerto RicoDecember 18-20. This follows Rivera’s launch of a GoFundMe page, which raised more than $39,000 for recovery efforts. In addition, Shop Your Way has already gifted 25,000 pieces of Cubs apparel in partnership with Rivera as well as his teammates Javier Baez and Victor Caratini to the island’s residents. Before Rivera arrives in Puerto Rico, the catcher will host an event on December 9 at the Kmart store on 8th Street in Miami to welcome those who have relocated from Puerto Rico to Miami—either temporarily or permanently—and help them get on their feet. A second event on December 16 in Rivera’s hometown of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, will serve as an opportunity to continue to distribute collected apparel and promote the toy drive, in addition to connecting with the community during this time of year.

“To see my hometown in ruins has been heartbreaking, but that feeling pales in comparison to knowing so many families are unable to celebrate the holidays because of their situation,” said Rivera. “Our goal for this toy drive is to bring these families joy, comfort and a break from their distress this holiday season.”

The toy drive is another way Shop Your Way has assisted affected members recovering in Puerto Rico. Shop Your Way has distributed hundreds of care packages containing food and essential supplies to community centers and children’s homes, as well as established ‘comfort zones’ at all open Sears and Kmart stores to give families a place to sit and rest, charge their phones and other devices, cool down in air conditioning and allow children to play. Members of the Kmart Pharmacy team have also been available at the ‘comfort zones’ to take blood pressure screenings and share information about flu shots and other immunizations.

Join Shop Your Way on social media to hear more about the latest news. “Like” Shop Your Way on Facebook, and “follow” Shop Your Way on Twitter and Instagram.

*Shop Your Way will match up to 7,500 toys

About Shop Your Way
Shop Your Way® a business unit of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a free social shopping destination and rewards program offering millions of products, personalized services, and advice. The program rewards members for buying the products and services they want every day. Through an extensive network, members can shop thousands of top brands and earn points to use on future purchases. Members also have access to special pricing, sales and digital coupons that can be loaded directly into their account.

It’s free and easy to become a Shop Your Way member and begin enjoying benefits immediately when you visit shopyourway.com. Download the free Shop Your Way app on iTunes or Google Play.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Howard Riefs
Sears PR
847-286-7562
Howard.Riefs@searshc.com

SOURCE: Sears Holdings Corporation

Wendy’s rolls out door-to-door delivery service powered by DoorDash

Wendy’s rolls out door-to-door delivery service powered by DoorDash

 

Customers Can Now Order Baconators, Frosty Desserts and More Wendy’s Favorites Right to Their Door

DUBLIN, Ohio, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starting today (Dec. 1, 2017) Wendy’s and DoorDash are partnering to bring fans what they’ve been craving: Wendy’s deliciously different menu DELIVERED right to their door. Say bye-bye to sitting in traffic and hello to more free time because there’s no need to leave home when your favorite food is delivered right to you.

Wendy’s is partnering exclusively* with DoorDash, the technology company that connects customers with the best local businesses through door-to-door delivery. With delivery from Wendy’s serving 48 major markets nationwide and growing, Wendy’s lovers can get their fix just about anywhere, anytime.

“Rolling out delivery has quickly progressed, along with demand for convenience and delivery trends,” said Liz Geraghty, Wendy’s Vice President of Customer Activation. “And there’s no better partner for Wendy’s than DoorDash – one of the fastest growing delivery platforms and one with a reputation for maintaining food quality and high customer satisfaction – both top priorities for us. Whether fans order straight to their door or via Wendy’s drive thru, we want the Dave’s Single to be hot and juicy every time.”

Dashers, who deliver on DoorDash, use thermal bags to keep food hot or cold. DoorDash also limits the radius a customer can order from a Wendy’s restaurant to ensure food stays fresh and deliveries are as fast and efficient as possible.

“DoorDash has quickly become the industry standard for on-demand delivery, with more top 100 restaurants choosing to build their delivery business with DoorDash than with any other delivery platform,” said Tony Xu, CEO and Co-founder of DoorDash. “We’re excited to be offering delivery from Wendy’s restaurants, adding another family favorite to our network.”

Wendy’s and DoorDash piloted a partnership earlier this year in Columbus, Ohio, and Dallas across 135 restaurants, which resulted in highly rated customer satisfaction scores. While Wendy’s staples – the Baconator and Frosty – proved to be popular menu items during the test, fans will be able to choose from a variety of menu items.

*Exclusive in the U.S. markets DoorDash serves.

About The Wendy’s Company
The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is the world’s third largest quick-service hamburger restaurant chain. The Wendy’s system includes more than 6,500 restaurants in 30 countries and U.S. territories. For more information, visit www.aboutwendys.com.

About DoorDash
DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in more than 600 cities across the United States and Canada. Founded in the summer of 2013, DoorDash empowers merchants to grow their businesses by offering on-demand delivery, data-driven insights, and better in-store efficiency, providing delightful experiences from door to door. By building the last mile delivery infrastructure for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. Read more on the DoorDash blog or at www.doordash.com.

CONTACTS:
Bry Roth
614-764-3138
Bry.Roth@wendys.com

Amy Baker
214-259-3408
Amy.Baker@Ketchum.com

Eitan Bencuya
415-255-5521
eitan@doordash.com

SOURCE: The Wendy’s Company

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Albertsons to offer same-day grocery delivery service through partnership with Instacart

Agreement offers faster, more convenient same-day delivery choices.

Boise, ID, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albertsons Companies, one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers, today (November 28, 2017) announced it will increase customer convenience through an agreement with Instacart, the technology driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, by offering same-day deliveries in as little as an hour.

When the platform is fully developed, Instacart customers will be able to choose from Albertsons Companies banner stores across key market areas, for a speedy, convenient option to receive their groceries, furthering Albertsons Companies’ mission to reinvent the way consumers discover, purchase, receive and experience food.

“Instacart’s extensive delivery network combined with Albertsons Companies existing home delivery services and established, robust e-commerce offering creates a fantastic customer proposition,” said Shane Sampson, Albertsons Companies Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer. “Customers can shop how, when and where they choose, with the convenient option of quick delivery straight to their doorsteps.”

Under the agreement, Instacart’s delivery service is expected to be available in more than 1,800 of Albertsons Companies’ customers’ favorite stores across the country by mid-2018. The company’s commitment to meeting customers where and how they want to shop demonstrates an unparalleled pledge to innovation. This year, Albertsons Companies began rolling out same day delivery and Drive-up & Go, and acquired meal kit company Plated.

“Families across the nation trust and rely on Albertsons Companies’ stores for their fresh groceries and everyday essentials,” said Apoorva Mehta, Founder and CEO of Instacart. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with the company’s legendary brands from coast-to-coast to offer customers a new convenient, time-saving option for shopping at their neighborhood store.”

Albertsons Companies current home delivery network and digital programs will continue to serve its growing customer base in existing markets.

About Albertsons Companies

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. We operate stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs, as well as meal kit company Plated based in New York City. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2016 alone, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the company gave nearly $300 million in food and financial support. These efforts helped millions of people in the areas of hunger relief, education, cancer research and treatment, programs for people with disabilities and veterans outreach.

About Instacart

Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use the Instacart website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores and Instacart connects them with shoppers who hand pick the items and deliver them straight to their door. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart has quickly scaled to over 150 markets and partnered with retailers across North America, including popular national chains as well as local, regional grocers. By combining a personal touch with cutting-edge technology, Instacart offers customers a simple solution to save time and eat fresh food from the most trusted grocery brands. Instacart is the only grocery service that can meet today’s on-demand lifestyle by delivering in as little as one hour. First delivery is free at www.Instacart.com.

Important Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our perspectives and expectations, are forward looking statements. The words “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan” and similar expressions, when related to the Company and its subsidiaries, indicate forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the current view of management and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on various assumptions and factors, including general economic, market, industry and operational factors. Any changes to these assumptions or factors may lead to practical results different from current expectations. Excessive reliance should not be placed on those statements. Forward-looking statements relate only to the date they were made, and the Company and its subsidiaries undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made.

Media Contact:

For Albertsons Companies
Christine Wilcox
Christine.Wilcox@albertsons.com

For Instacart:
Dacyl Armendariz
Dacyl.Armendariz@Instacart.com

Source: Albertsons Companies

ePRICE’s Black Friday sales a major hit with Italians

  • The most sold items included LED Televisions, washer-dryers, video games and bed warmers.
  • The most costly item sold was the Samsung QLED Ultra HD 65” TV.
  • Milan, Rome, Turin, Naples and Brescia recorded the highest number of purchases on the ecommerce
    site during the Black Friday days

Milan, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mind-boggling numbers for ePRICE’s Black Friday! The four days of discounts initiative organised by the e-commerce site from 24 to 27 November was a major hit with Italians, increasingly enthusiastic about online shopping.

Indeed, shopaholics did not pass up the opportunity to put large and small appliances into their carts, along with IT items, cell phones, video games and so on, taking advantage of discounts of up to 70%. The item with the absolute highest demand – given the upcoming cold season – was the electric bed warmer, followed by the PlayStation 4 game Gran Turismo Sport. Third and fourth place were respectively occupied by the Smart Tech LED HD Ready 32” TV and the Hotpoint washer-dryer, while the most costly item placed in the carts of Italians was the Samsung QLED Ultra HD 65” TV, worth over Euro 4,000.

“Black Friday 2017 for ePRICE – the seventh since we were the first to introduce it in Italy – lasted four days, until Cyber Monday, and was once again a huge success, with record traffic and visits, more than doubled compared to 2016. This year, we prepared Black Friday in advance – says Raul Stella, ePRICE and Marketplace VP – with an online, TV and radio campaign linked to the Black Hour initiatives. Our clients quickly took advantage of the many Black Friday deals, anticipating part of their Christmas shopping and leading to record orders compared to last year. In particular, the marketplace was up 147% YoY in terms of order value, backed by strong growth in terms of number of sellers on our site. This result confirms our strategy, which involves consolidation of our leadership in the ”core” categories (major domestic appliances, air conditioners and TVs), where the online market is showing double-digit growth, accompanied by strong development of the Marketplace for the mass market electronics categories”.

During the four days of the promotion, there were over 3 million user visits on the ePRICE site (+117%
compared to 2016), while on actual Black Friday alone, there were some 1.6 million (+150% compared to 2016), with peaks between 7 and 11 in the morning, and then in the evening at around 19:00. Of those seeking deals on ePRICE, 70% connected from mobile devices, with 36% using the official app of the e-commerce site. Lastly, the value of orders in the four day was up 39% YoY, or +147% for the marketplace. When looking at the Black Week alone, the numbers are even more impressive, thanks to the success of the Black Hour, which brought an increase of 264% YoY in visits and of 44% YoY in terms of order value. The cities that recorded the highest number of purchases were Milan, Rome, Turin, Naples and Brescia, and the most active buyers were men between 25 and 54 years of age.

The press release is available on the websites corporate.eprice.it and www.1info.it

ePRICE (previously BANZAI) is the leading e-Commerce platform in Italy. Founded by Paolo Ainio and listed on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange since 2015, it changed its name from BANZA to ePRICE on 30 January, 2017. ePRICE is one of the leading Internet companies in Italy with revenues of Euro 198 million and a GMV1 (Gross Merchandise Volume) of Euro 254 million in 2016, up 23% YoY in the 2016. ePRICE is one of the main online stores in Italy specialized in high-tech products (electronic goods) and is the Italian e-Commerce leader in the segment of large domestic appliances. ePRICE launched in 2016 the Home Service Mobile Platform tomanage premium delivery and installation services, which covers around 14 million Italians. ePRICE has a network of 134 Pick&Pay locations in 109 cities, which combine the advantages of buying online and the convenience and security of a proximity shop.

For more information:
ePRICE S.p.A.
Micaela Ferruta
Head of Investor Relations and Strategic Planning
Tel +39.02.30315400
investor.relations@eprice.it

Community Strategic Communication Advisers
Marco Rubino di Musebbi
Media Relations
Tel. +39 0289404231
marco@communitygroup.it

Source: ePRICE

Ocado Group plc and Groupe Casino to develop the Ocado Smart Platform in France

Saint-Étienne, France, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — We are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement between Ocado Group plc (“Ocado”) and Groupe Casino, to develop the Ocado Smart Platform (“OSP”) in France.

Ocado is the world’s leading dedicated on-line grocery retailer with a strong technological advantage. The scalable, modular end-to-end solution provided by the OSP is a unique answer to the opportunities and challenges posed by shifting offline/online trends in grocery.

This highly innovative and effective commercial formula will be achieved through access to Ocado’s end-to-end solution, including the construction of its latest generation, state-of-the-art automated warehouse (for which Ocado will invest to install its grid and its robots), Ocado’s best-in-class front-end web site functionality, last-mile routing management and big data, real time implementation.

Groupe Casino’s banners will benefit from this innovative grocery e-commerce platform, firstly Monoprix.fr, which will provide its customers with the largest assortment of food items at the best levels of services and costs.

The agreement sets out plans for the immediate initiation of the development of a Customer Fulfilment Centre (“CFC”) using Ocado’s proprietary Mechanical Handling Equipment (“MHE”) to serve the Greater Paris area, the Normandie and Hauts de France Regions.The build and launch is expected to take at least two years.

In consideration of the investments made by Ocado, of maintenance and of provision of technology, Groupe Casino will pay Ocado certain upfront fees upon signing,and during the development phase, then ongoing fees linked to its utilisation of capacity within the CFC and service criteria.

In addition to the initial CFC, Groupe Casino and Ocado will consider further development of other CFCs close to other large urban areas.

“Groupe Casino is pleased to announce the agreement with Ocado Group which will allow it to develop an integrated customer and logistics platform, considered the best in the market.

“This agreement is a major leap in terms of quality: 50,000 food items will be offered in the first stage to customers in the Greater Paris area with precise and speedy delivery at home and through a platform which makes it achievable to do this profitably. Groupe Casino is very proud to have sealed this deal with Ocado which will further strengthen the quality of service available to its customers, at the core of its commitments for 120 years.” — Jean-Charles Naouri, CEO of Groupe Casino

“We are delighted that Groupe Casino has decided to partner with Ocado Solutions to grow and develop its online food business. We believe that the scalable, modular end-to-end solutions provided by the Ocado Smart Platform, will allow retailers such as Groupe Casino to build their online grocery offer in a way that is profitable and sustainable, creating value for customers, suppliers and shareholders. We continue to make investments to commercialise our proprietary platform and expect this deal to be one of many successful collaborations with leading retailers to use it the world over.” — Tim Steiner, CEO of Ocado

“Groupe Casino is a successful multi-format, multi-banner and multi-channel business with top-three market positions in all the countries in which it trades. Its decision to adopt the Ocado Smart Platform to build and drive its online food business in France gives it a unique, innovative, and world-leading solution to the challenge of delivering groceries profitably online. We look forward to working closely with Groupe Casino going forward”. — Luke Jensen, CEO Ocado Solutions

Contacts:
OCADO
Tim Steiner
Chief Executive Officer
01707 228 000

Duncan Tatton-Brown
Chief Financial Officer
01707 228 000

David Shriver
Director of Communications
01707 228 000

Michelle Clarke
Tulchan Communications
020 7353 4200

CASINO GROUP
ANALYST AND INVESTOR CONTACTS:
Régine Gaggioli
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 65 64 17
rgaggioli@groupe-casino.fr

+33 (0)1 53 65 24 17
IR_Casino@groupe-casino.fr

PRESS CONTACTS:
Casino Group
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 65 24 78
Directiondelacommunication@groupe-casino.fr

Stéphanie Abadie
Press relations manager
Tel.: + 33 (0)6 26 27 37 05
sabadie@groupe-casino.fr

AGENCE IMAGE SEPT
Simon Zaks
Tel: +33 (0)6 60 87 50 29
szaks@image7.fr

Karine Allouis
Tel: + 33 (0)6 11 59 23 26
kallouis@image7.fr

Source: Casino Group

Cdiscount becomes France’s leading Black Friday e-tailer after reporting €43 million in business volumes

Bordeaux, France, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Black Friday has become a major event in the e-commerce industry, and Cdiscount ranks as France’s leading Black Friday e-tailer after reporting €43 million in business volumes, or five times the amount recorded on a typical day. A total of 8 million people – i.e., one in three households – visited the Cdiscount website last Friday.

This year’s sales event confirmed that Black Friday is the kick-off point for the Christmas shopping season, with toys and games comprising the bulk of items sold. Nearly 10,000 PS4 consoles and 200,000 toys/video games were purchased during the day, including hoverboards, which this year once again proved to be a stand-out item: 1,500 were sold within a few minutes after the stroke of midnight.

Customers’ enthusiasm for Black Friday was particularly visible on social media, demonstrating that French consumers have really embraced the major shopping bonanza. Cdiscount was by a very wide margin the top retailer on social media, counting some 223,000 interactions with its customers* on Friday, 24 November alone.

“These results prove that Cdiscount continuously rises to its customers’ expectations by making the best products and services available to them at the most competitive prices. Black Friday 2017 also confirms that French consumers trust Cdiscount to meet their shopping needs on major occasions, particularly at Christmas. All of our teams are working hard to ensure that our customers have a successful holiday season.” — Emmanuel Grenier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cdiscount

PRESS CONTACTS:
Constance Blanc
constance@evidemmentlagence.com
+33 (0)6 99 36 51 86

Audrey Donazzolo
audrey.donazzolo@cdiscount.com
+33 (0)7 84 37 15 73

Source: Casino Group

Alibaba Group announces proposal to offer U.S. dollar-denominated senior unsecured notes

Hangzhou, China, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) today (November 27, 2017) announced that it proposes to offer U.S. dollar-denominated senior unsecured notes (the “notes”), subject to market and other conditions, in an underwritten registered public offering. The principal amount, interest rates, maturity dates and other terms of the notes have not been finalized and will be determined at the time of pricing of the offering.

Alibaba plans to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. An automatic shelf registration statement (including a prospectus) relating to the offering of debt securities was filed with the SEC on November 24, 2017 and became effective upon filing. The offering of the notes will be made only by means of a prospectus included in that registration statement, the preliminary prospectus supplement and the final prospectus supplement, when available. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC’s website www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus, the preliminary prospectus supplement and the final prospectus supplement, when available, relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Morgan Stanley at 180 Varick Street, New York, New York 10014, Attn: Prospectus Department, by calling 1-866-718-1649 or by emailing prospectus@morganstanley.com; Citigroup at c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by calling 1-800-831-9146 or by emailing prospectus@citi.com; Credit Suisse at One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Attn: Prospectus Department, by calling 1-800-221-1037 or by emailing newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com; Goldman Sachs at 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, USA, Attn: Prospectus Department, by calling 1-866-471-2526 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; or J.P. Morgan by calling 1-212-834-4533.

This press release contains information about the pending offering of the notes, and there can be no assurance that the offering will be completed.

This press release may contain statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “propose,” “plan” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements, including statements related to the expectations regarding the size, tranching, timing and completion of the Company’s proposed offering, are not guarantees of future performance, results or the completion of any offering on any announced terms, or at all, and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results, developments or timing of events may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including financial community and rating agency perceptions of the company and its business, operations, financial condition and the industries in which it operates, market conditions, the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed offering and the factors described in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” contained therein. The company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein, except as required under applicable law.

About Alibaba Group
Alibaba Group’s mission is to make it easy to do business anywhere. The company aims to build the future infrastructure of commerce. It envisions that its customers will meet, work and live at Alibaba, and that it will be a company that lasts at least 102 years.

Media Contacts:
APAC:
Cathy Yan
Alibaba Group
+852 9012 5806
cathy.yan@alibaba-inc.com

Americas:
Brion Tingler
Alibaba Group
+1 917 528 1992
brion.tingler@alibaba-inc.com

EMEA:
Maja Hauke
Alibaba Group
+44 (0) 20 7 3958330
maja.hauke@alibaba-inc.com

Source: Alibaba Group

Amazon Web Services becomes the strategic infrastructure provider for Symantec

Leading cyber security company builds next generation SaaS services and companywide data lake on top of AWS as part of its ‘cloud-first’ strategy

SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Nov. 22, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Symantec has chosen AWS as its strategic infrastructure provider for the vast majority of its cloud workloads, leveraging AWS’s infrastructure scale and maturity to deliver cloud security to its global customers. With AWS’s breadth and depth of cloud capabilities, Symantechas transformed legacy applications into cloud-based solutions, and built innovative, cloud-native as well as hybrid offerings.

Symantec’s relationship with AWS is long-term and bi-directional, with Symantec not only making a major operational move to AWS, but also tapping the global footprint of the AWS Marketplace to deliver its security services. The company built a data lake on AWS that collects tens of terabytes of data every day from 175 million endpoints and more than 57 million attack sensors. Symantec chose AWS for its scale and comprehensive cloud capabilities, including data services, analytics, machine learning, and container management. Innovating on AWS has allowed Symantec to deliver new security software and tools to customers faster, while adhering to strict data protection requirements.

“Our cloud-first approach to engineering requires a highly scalable and reliable infrastructure that helps our team deliver faster time-to-market and ensure that security remains our top priority,” said Raj Patel, Vice President, Cloud Platform Engineering at Symantec. “Symantec is committed to protecting the cloud generation through our leading security products, as well as leveraging the cloud to deliver our services. AWS’s experience serving some of the most risk-sensitive enterprise customers was an important part of the decision to choose AWS as we execute on our enterprise Integrated Cyber Defense strategy.”

“Leading ISVs worldwide are moving core business applications to AWS for greater agility and efficiency, reduce costs, and to leverage the security, reliability, and global infrastructure we offer,” said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS. “By taking advantage of the benefits of deploying their software on AWS, Symantec has been able to accelerate its pace of innovation, gain deeper insights through their companywide data lake, and use that knowledge to make better informed business decisions. We look forward to working withSymantec to deliver world-class security to global customers.”

About Amazon Web Services

For 11 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 90 fully featured services for compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, developer, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), security, hybrid, and enterprise applications, from 44 Availability Zones (AZs) across 16 geographic regions in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the UK. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world — including the fastest growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies — to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit https://aws.amazon.com.

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 and follow @AmazonNews.

Source: Amazon Web Services, Inc.

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Amazon Web Services announces new program that connects machine learning experts with AWS customers

  • New collaboration and education program connects Amazon machine learning experts with AWS customers and partners to accelerate the application of machine learning within their organizations
  • Johnson & Johnson, Washington Post, and World Bank Group are the first customers to join the program

SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the Amazon ML Solutions Lab, a new program that connects machine learning experts from across Amazon with AWS customers to help identify practical uses of machine learning inside customers’ businesses, and guide them in developing new machine learning-enabled features, products, and processes. The Amazon ML Solutions Lab combines hands-on educational workshops with brainstorming sessions to help customers “work backwards” from business challenges, and then go step-by-step through the process of developing machine learning-based solutions. Customers will work with Amazon machine learning experts to prepare data, build and train models, and put models into production. At the end of the program, customers will be able to take what they have learned through the process and use it elsewhere in their organization. To get started with the Amazon ML Solutions Lab, visit https://aws.amazon.com/ml-solutions-lab.

While AWS customers across various industries are moving quickly to adopt machine learning, relatively few organizations have machine learning expertise, and many are challenged in taking the first steps to introduce machine learning and artificial intelligence into their products and processes. Amazon has been investing in machine learning for 20 years, using machine learning and deep learning to make product recommendations, optimize robotic picking routes in fulfillment centers, sharpen algorithms that inform Amazon’s supply chain, forecasting, and capacity planning, provide the intelligence in Amazon Alexa’s natural language understanding (NLU) and automated speech recognition (ASR), and support Amazon’s drone delivery initiative (Prime Air). Thousands of engineers across Amazon are working on machine learning. The Amazon ML Solutions Lab provides customers access to the same talent that built many of these machine learning-powered products and services. Amazon ML Solutions Lab engagements (which range from weeks to months depending on the nature of the solution) are designed to take customers through the full process of implementing machine learning, combining educational workshops and boot camps, advisory professional services, and hands-on help building custom models with a customer’s own data. For organizations who already have data prepared for machine learning, AWS offers the ML Solutions Lab Express. This four-week intensive program starts with a boot camp hosted at Amazon, and is followed by three weeks of intensive problem-solving and machine learning model building with Amazon machine learning experts.

“We can’t wait for developers to start their journeys into machine learning with the Amazon ML Solutions Lab,” said Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President of Amazon AI. “By combining the expertise of the best machine learning scientist and practitioners at Amazon with the deep business knowledge of our customers, the Amazon ML Solutions Lab will help customers get up to speed on machine learning quickly, and start putting machine learning to work inside their organizations.”

Janssen, the pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson, is committed to collaborating with the world for the health of everyone in it. “We recently reached out to the Amazon ML Solutions Lab to collaborate with our data scientists on a deep learning initiative,” said Jesse Heap, Senior IT Manager, Data Sciences at Janssen Inc. “We are pleased to state that the Amazon ML Solutions Lab quickly kicked off a deep learning workshop through which machine learning experts from Amazon have been brainstorming with and training our data scientists on applying deep learning to pharma-related use cases.”

The Washington Post is one of the leading daily newspapers in the United States. “At The Washington Post, we are continually working to improve the experience of our readers using machine learning algorithms,” said Dr. Sam Han (PhD), director of data science at The Washington Post. “We are pleased to collaborate with the Amazon ML Solutions Lab to build models in application areas such as comment moderation, keyword tagging, and headline generation. Through our joint sessions, we have already developed a much better understanding of the challenges involved, and a path to solution, and we look forward to partnering with the Amazon ML Solutions Lab to build out cutting-edge machine learning models to improve the accuracy of our existing models.”

With 189 member countries, staff from more 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership. “We are excited to collaborate with Amazon ML Solutions Lab folks to leverage machine learning in our mission to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity, ” Misha Lokshin, World Bank, Development Economics Group.

Amazon ML Solutions Lab engagements are available to all AWS customers with AWS Business Support today. Customers can learn more at https://aws.amazon.com/ml-solutions-lab.

About Amazon Web Services
For 11 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 90 fully featured services for compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, developer, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), security, hybrid, and enterprise applications, from 44 Availability Zones (AZs) across 16 geographic regions in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the UK. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world — including the fastest growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies — to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit https://aws.amazon.com.

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 and follow @AmazonNews.

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

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Media Hotline
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LightInTheBox’s 2017 annual general meeting of shareholders, December 15, 2017, Hong Kong

BEIJING, China, 2017-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) (“LightInTheBox” or the “Company”), a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world, today announced it will hold its 2017 annual general meeting of shareholders at ICBC Tower, 35/F, 3 Garden Road, Hong Kong on December 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., local time.

No proposal will be submitted for shareholder approval at the annual general meeting. Instead, the annual general meeting will serve as an open forum for shareholders to discuss Company affairs with management.

The board of directors of the Company has fixed the close of business on November 21, 2017 as the record date (the “Record Date”) for determining the shareholders entitled to receive notice of the annual general meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.

Holders of record of the Company’s ordinary shares at the close of business on the Record Date are entitled to attend the annual general meeting and any adjournment thereof in person.

The Company has filed its annual report on Form 20-F, including its audited financial statements for the financial year ended December 31, 2016, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company’s annual report can be accessed on the Company’s website at http://ir.lightinthebox.com, as well as on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Shareholders may request a hard copy of the Company’s annual report, free of charge, by contacting the Company at ir@lightinthebox.com.

About LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.
LightInTheBox is a global online retail company that delivers products directly to consumers around the world. The Company offers customers a convenient way to shop for a wide selection of products at attractive prices through its www.lightinthebox.comwww.miniinthebox.com and other websites and mobile applications, which are available in 23 major languages and cover more than 80% of global Internet users.

For more information, please visit www.lightinthebox.com.

Investor Relations Contact

Christensen
Ms. Xiaoyan Su
Tel: +86 (10) 5900 3429
Email: ir@lightinthebox.com

OR

Christensen
Ms. Linda Bergkamp
Phone: +1-480-614-3004
Email: lbergkamp@ChristensenIR.com

SOURCE LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd.

ASOS brings its Same Day Delivery option to Leeds and Manchester

Same day delivery option now available in the two cities following London launch

London, 2017-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — ASOS, one of the world’s leading destinations for fashion loving 20-somethings, today (November 21st, 2017) announces that ASOS Instant, its Same Day Delivery option, is now available in Leeds and Manchester. The move follows a successful launch in London six weeks ago and comes just in time for Black Friday and the festive season.

ASOS Instant is available to customers with deliveries to selected Leeds, London and Manchester postcodes on orders placed before 10 am, Monday – Friday. It costs £9.95 and parcels will be delivered by CitySprint’s On the dot service between 6 – 10 pm on the same day. Further availability in other UK cities will follow in the new year.

“We’re excited to be extending the reach of ASOS Instant to Leeds and Manchester following its successful launch in London. It is illustrative of our commitment to exploring delivery options that provide convenience and choice for ASOS customers,” said Matt Rogers, Delivery Solutions and Returns Director, ASOS.

The ASOS approach to its customers is to offer as much choice as possible. This applies both to fashion – with more than 85,000 products on offer at any time – and delivery propositions. In the last year alone, the company introduced 200 related delivery improvements around the world. Current UK delivery options include next day delivery, Click and Collect, one-hour delivery times and free returns as standard on all ASOS orders.

ASOS Instant will be available to customers in the following Leeds postcodes: LS1, LS2, LS3, LS4, LS5, LS6, LS7, LS8, LS9, LS10, LS11, LS12, LS13, LS14, LS15, LS16, LS17, LS18, LS25, LS26, LS27, LS28, LS88, LS98, LS99 and in the following Manchester areas: M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, M9, M15, M16, M17, M25, M32, M41.

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

Source: ASOS

UPS® services integrated into Shopify platform to easily manage shipping in one place

  • Suite of UPS services embedded within Shopify to easily manage shipping in one place
  • Shopify merchants can save significantly with exclusive UPS domestic and international rates
  • Dedicated phone hotline (1-833-BFCM-WIN) to help businesses with their shipping strategy

ATLANTA and OTTAWA, Ontario, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for the holiday season, UPS (NYSE: UPS) and Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) (TSX: SHOP), are unveiling a platform integration that make UPS’s premium services available to small businesses. Shopify’s hundreds of thousands of small U.S. businesses will now receive competitive, pre-negotiated domestic and international rates that save on list prices, along with a streamlined shipping and fulfillment solution.

With UPS® services and solutions integrated into the Shopify platform, businesses can now easily manage all aspects of shipping and fulfillment in one place.  Several services including UPS 2nd Day Air® and UPS Ground are available to give merchants the flexibility and speed needed to meet customer needs at a good value. Tracking and billing are also integrated into Shopify, helping reduce the time and effort it takes a business owner to keep up with the status and cost of shipments.

In addition to the new, competitive rates already embedded, future Shopify Shipping enhancements could include savings on pickups, the ability to ship to 8,800 UPS Access Point® locations, UPS My Choice service for customers to personalize delivery times and locations, simplified online solutions for returns, and other elements of UPS’s suite of ecommerce solutions.

“By embedding UPS natively into Shopify’s platform, merchants will get the breadth and reliability of UPS’s services to more than 220 countries and territories, while easily managing all aspects of shipping and fulfillment in one place,” said Jerome Roberts, Vice President of Global Product Innovation, UPS. “Shopify merchants now have access to UPS’s industry-leading tools and can provide the same high quality services as large ecommerce companies.”

Shopify merchants can activate UPS shipping rates and labels with a one-click acceptance of UPS terms and conditions in Shopify Shipping. A dedicated support line is now open for Shopify merchants to receive free consultations and shipping advice, especially with their Black Friday/Cyber Monday preparations. The hotline number is 1-833-BFCM-WIN (1-833-232-6946). This line will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the end of November.

“UPS and Shopify believe entrepreneurship should be accessible to everyone, and we share a unique passion to empower small businesses who form the backbone of the global economy,” said Maia Benson, Head of Global Shipping and Fulfillment, Shopify. “Working with UPS helps level the playing field for small businesses to compete against larger brands with guaranteed delivery times and competitive rates previously unavailable to many small- and medium-sized merchants.”

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com or pressroom.ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.

About Shopify

Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, making enterprise-level technology available to businesses of all sizes. Shopify currently powers over 500,000 businesses in approximately 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Red Bull, Nestle, GE, Kylie Cosmetics, and many more.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding planned platform integrations between Shopify and UPS. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent Shopify’s expectations as of the date of this news release, and subsequent events may cause these expectations to change. Shopify undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Source: Shopify

Bol.com trials “return retrieval” service in Amsterdam

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bol.com has introduced innovations in product returns that will offer customers more services and greater convenience in online shopping. In partnership with Dutch mail delivery company PostNL, bol.com is allowing customers in the Netherlands to return products using a digital barcode rather than having to print a mailing label. The brand is also piloting a “return retrieval” service in the Amsterdam area.

With the new print-free return option, bol.com customers receive a digital barcode. When they take their return package to a PostNL location, a PostNL worker scans the barcode on the customer’s smartphone and prints the label.

Customers additionally can arrange to have PostNL retrieve returns at their home via bol.com during a desired time slot as part of testing the new “return retrieval” service. If the pilot runs smoothly, the service may be rolled out to the rest of the Netherlands and the Flanders region in Belgium.

Through these new services, bol.com expects to lower the threshold for people to shop online and help further speed up growth in eCommerce. Bol.com also continues to work hard to reduce unnecessary returns by improving product information online and enhancing guidance to customers. The brand, which offers nearly 16 million items across more than 20 categories, already has a return rate that is significantly lower than the average for webshops.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
media.relations@aholddelhaize.com
+31 88 6595134

SOURCE: Ahold Delhaize

India Should Reduce GST on Point Of Sale Devices to Encourage Digitalization: Millennium

Bhaskar Venkatraman

Chennai, India, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Ever since the Indian government introduced the ‘historic’ Goods and Services Tax regime from July 2017, there have been frequent announcements for revision of rates for several items by the GST council owing to pressure from public, traders and political spectrum.

However, there are certain items which are still in the bracket of 18 per cent and 28 per cent, which, according to experts, will do no good for the government’s grand initiatives towards cashless economy and digitalization of all transaction activities.

For example, most of the Point of Sale (POS) devices are still in the higher rate of GST. While POS devices such as POS terminals, barcode scanners, barcode printers, mobile printers, receipt printers, etc are placed at 18 % slab, POS consumables such as paper rolls, ribbons and inks and also POS accessories such as pole display, cash drawers and magnetic stripe readers are still in the highest slab of 28%.

Bhaskar Venkatraman

Bhaskar Venkatraman

The higher GST slab for POS products and accessories will discourage retail vendors to go for digital transformation, feels Bhaskar Venkatraman, the CEO and Managing Director of Millennium India, a pioneer in introducing POS machines to retail businesses in India.

“The government’s digitalization move can bear the fruit only when all retail businesses, even in the remotest corner of India, automate their store by digitalizing their business operations moving out from the traditional and obsolete transaction methods. But the high GST slabs on various POS devices is a big discouragement for it. Hence, the GST Council should reduce the GST for all the POS items and accessories and also reduce the burden on importers by slashing the import duties, as majority of POS payment terminals, barcode printers, scanners and other supportive devices are being imported to India,” feels Bhaskar, who launched India’s first ecommerce portal ‘Justransact’ in 2014 exclusively for point of sale electronic items.

Even the nominal bank transaction charges for card payment at Point of Sale are scaring away retail vendors to adopt card payment option. Some of them, who have installed POS payment devices at their shops, are simply passing this burden to customers.

Post demonetization, cash still remains the major source of transaction even after one year of its implementation, though there has been phenomenal increase in card transactions. GST, which was intended to bring uniform tax regime, has so far not created the required impact among trading community as almost every week there have been some changes in its implementation or the rates.

“It is too early to suggest the impact of GST on the businesses or the economy. For any major reforms,  there will be issues which need to be addressed, and I think, the government is doing the right thing by revising the GST rates after getting feedbacks from various quarters. In the same line, 18 and 28 per cent GST for POS machines are too high to be absorbed by retail vendors. On the other hand, lower GST for POS devices will further trigger the growth of the Indian retail industry, which is currently the fastest among the Asian peers,” concludes Bhaskar.

For media contact:

K Ramanathan

Editor and Media Coordinator,
Millennium Soft-Tech (India) Pvt Ltd
ram(at)justransact(dot)com,
G-19,2nd  Floor,Block-16, 2nd Main Road,
Ambattur Industrial Estate, Chennai-600 058.

 

Springboard Retail and BigCommerce to provide a robust end-to-end omni-channel system for high volume brands and retailers

Leading Cloud retail management platform and ecommerce platform providers join forces to enable brands and retailers to offer a seamless omni-channel experience to their customers across the retail enterprise.

Boston, MA, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Springboard Retail, the leading cloud POS and retail management platform helping retailers drive sales and margins, and BigCommerce, the premier ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, announce the launch of their partnership with the goal of providing a robust end-to-end omni-channel system for high volume brands and retailers. The partnership provides a tight integration allowing for seamless operation of physical and digital storefronts with a single source of truth for customer, product, and sales data across the enterprise.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with BigCommerce,” said Gordon Russell, Springboard Retail CEO and co-founder, “bringing this integration to market aligns with Springboard’s mission to make commerce more rewarding for retailers and more enjoyable for their customers. Together with BigCommerce, we will simultaneously improve customer experience while driving sales and increasing margins for our mutual clients.”

“Many BigCommerce merchants already rely on Springboard to manage their physical storefronts, and through this integration they can now bridge the divide between online and brick-and-mortar,” said Nate Stewart, group product manager for BigCommerce. “This partnership helps retailers eliminate countless hours spent manually syncing inventory and orders across channels so that merchants can instead focus on growing their businesses.”

Highlights:

  • Combining the Springboard Retail POS/retail management platform with the BigCommerce ecommerce platform gives high volume brands and retailers a true fully integrated end-to-end solution to drive sales and margins across the omni-channel retail enterprise in real time.
  • Springboard Retail and BigCommerce unite the physical and digital retail environments to increase productivity and unlock profits for their customers.

About Springboard Retail:

Springboard Retail is a robust, purpose built, cloud POS and retail management platform designed for retailers, by retailers. It’s built for multi-store, multi-channel retailers who in today’s competitive environment need to offer a true omni-channel experience to every customer no matter where or how they shop.

Using Springboard’s Mobile POS to reclaim valuable square footage and influence buying behavior at the point of decision, Springboard’s customers process over $400M annually at retail across North America. Springboard Retail drives sales and margins by placing actionable real-time data in the hands of every person who needs it across the retail enterprise – from the C-suite to the store floor. With full inventory management, unparalleled custom reporting, powerful tax and promotion engines, open REST API, and portability across platforms and devices, Springboard Retail is easy-to-use, quick-to-start and revered by its users for making their jobs easier.

For all media inquiries please contact:

Petra Geiger
857-400-7859
marketing@springboardretail.com

Source: Springboard Retail