DFS Group hosts its seventh Masters of Wines and Spirits event on March 24-25

DFS Group hosts its seventh Masters of Wines and Spirits event on March 24-25

HONG KONG, 2018-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — One of the most celebrated and revered events in the wine and spirits industry returns to Singapore this year, as DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, hosts its seventh Masters of Wines and Spirits event. On display will be more than 120 masterpieces from 60 of the world’s most legendary wine and spirits houses.

For the first time, the event will take place across two days; on Saturday March 24 and Sunday March 25 at The Warehouse Hotel, a meticulously-restored heritage building on the banks of the Singapore River. Once again, Masters of Wines and Spirits captures the heritage and craftsmanship of selected brands and pays tribute to DFS’ long-standing relationships with some of the world’s most exceptional wineries and distilleries.

This year’s event will highlight the influence of the distillers’ countries of origin, their personalities and unique and varied approaches to craft. As the only event where customers can purchase bespoke, rare, limited edition, first edition, and world-class wines and spirits in one location, the seventh Masters of Wines and Spirits offers an exclusive and immersive brand experience for DFS’ guests.

Masters of Wines and Spirits showcases a highly specialized and curated collection of products, many of which are DFS exclusives, celebrating the world’s finest industry expertise as well as the knowledge of DFS’ own merchants. New brands, as well as signature classics from legendary houses, will all be on display, reveling in rarity, heritage and innovation.

“DFS is delighted to bring the seventh Masters of Wines and Spirits to Singapore, a fitting location for us to host our esteemed guests, connoisseurs and collectors to experience a range of the best globally sourced Cognacs, wines and whiskies,” said Sibylle Scherer, DFS President Merchandising and Consumer Marketing.

“This year’s selection has been handpicked by our expert merchants at DFS to inspire and delight our customers. This really is a celebration of the diverse talents of the world’s most renowned distillers and winemakers, and a true adventure for the senses,” she said.

“At DFS, we take great pride in bringing together our valued brand partners and loyal customers in an intimate and exclusive environment that encourages sharing and discovery,” said Brooke Supernaw, DFS Group’s Senior Vice President Wines, Spirits, Tobacco, Food and Gifts. “The 2018 Masters of Wines and Spirits collection sets a new bar for this dynamic category, comparing the nuances between traditional versus craft and providing an opportunity for our guests to enjoy the very best products from around the world.”

Master Classes and Whisky Panel

The 2018 Masters of Wines and Spirits event will feature two exceptional master classes to inspire and enrich guests, as well as a whisky panel discussion featuring four of the world’s leading experts.

The first in this year’s Classes with the Masters is The Balvenie Master Class Workshop – Single Malt Whisky hosted by The Balvenie Malt Master, David C. Stewart MBE.

Mr Stewart will discuss how craftsmanship is brought to life at The Balvenie and guide guests through the entire Chapter 3 set of the DCS Compendium, including a tasting of the oldest Balvenie expression ever released. The second Master Class, the Château Latour Master Class Workshop – Wine, hosted by Rufus Beazley, Sales and Marketing Manager for Château Latour Asia Pacific, will take visitors through a vertical tasting across decades of exceptional Château Latour products.

Presented by The Whiskey House, The Whisky Panel will be moderated by DFS’ own Director of Spirits, Frederik Vanden Bulcke and will feature a panel discussion on whisky experts Stephanie MacLeod from John Dewar & Sons (Aultmore – Single Malt Whisky), Dr Kirstie McCallum from Bunnahabhain (Single Malt Whisky), Chole Wood from Bruichladdich (Single Malt Whisky) and David Croll from The Kyoto Distillery (Whisky and Gin).

The Collection

More than 30 Cognacs and whiskies include The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 3: Secrets of the Stock Model, an eagerly anticipated release that pays tribute to Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE’s masterful skill, knowledge, and custodianship in managing The Balvenie’s precious aged stocks. The Model comprises five extremely rare single-cask single-malt bottling, ranging in age from 13 to 55 years.

The Jean-Paul Camus 1945 Private Reserve, an exclusive blend for DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits, comes in a hand-carved crystal carafe with silver details that recreates a model designed in 1883 by the Cristalleries de Baccarat for Jules Grévy, President of the French Republic. The outstanding Louis XIII Le Jeroboam with T.T. Trunks Paris piece is a contemporary design that brings a radical new twist to trunk accessories. The aluminum and steel structure holds three small cases made of okume wood, each encased in natural milled buckskin with Alcantara trimmings.

A rare cellar release from Japan is the Karuizawa 1960 Cask #5627. Possibly the oldest cask of Japanese whisky ever bottled, this 1960 single cask yielded just 41 bottles, achieving legendary status amongst connoisseurs and collectors.

From the world of Scotch Single Malts, The Aultmore 31 Year Old Exceptional Cask (Cask no. 1635) is part of John Dewar & Sons Fine Scotch Whisky Emporium which showcases the rare releases of some of the finest and most delectable single cask and single malt expressions. Specially created for Masters of Wines and Spirits, Aultmore Cask no.1635 has the color of antique leather and on the nose, the Oloroso sherry adds weight and complexity, complimented by notes of vanilla, butterscotch, and Seville oranges. The Bruichladdich Special Release showcases three exceptional distillery releases from 1988, 1989 and 1990, presented as the oldest and rarest whiskies of Bruichladdich. Created and bottled on the remote Hebridean island home of Islay, there are only six bottles per edition. From the Bunnahabain distillery, built in 1881, and deriving its name from the Gaelic, Bunnahabhain (Bu-na-ha-venn), meaning “mouth of the river”, comes the Bunnahabhain 1980 Canasta Finish. With only 20 units available, this rare cellar release offers a rich oakiness balanced with sweet dried fruit, treacle toffee, black coffee, cocoa, roasted nuts, and a hint of coastal brininess.

Also from Scotland is The Macallan Fine & Rare Master’s selection, specially created for Masters of Wines and Spirits, this unique collection features five fine and rare vintages in 70cl, complemented by savoring samples in 5cl miniatures. The Glenglassaugh Single Cask Collection 1972-1976 is an elegant, unique and rare selection of bottles, offering the whiskey connoisseur a lush, ripe Highland Single Malt Scotch whisky experience. A rare release from The Ladyburn distillery is the Ladyburn 1974, a single malt from William Grant & Sons’ treasured ancient reserves of maturing whisky.

More than 30 prestige wines and champagnes are showcased in this year’s collection, including the Harlan Estate Double Magnum 100 Point Trifecta from the United States, a special collection created for DFS as an exclusive release of three vintages in double magnum format and representing three of the most highly regarded vintages produced by Harlan to date. From Australia comes the Penfolds G3, a unique wine entwining three vintages of an Australia icon, Penfolds Grange, spanning seven years. French wines in this year’s collection include The Pavillon Blanc du Chateau Margaux 2010 Double Magnum; the epitome of great Pavillon Blanc vintages. A fine and elegant wine, the 2010 has an exquisite richness and a perfect balance on the palate, thanks to higher than average acidity. Chateau Latour’s Vertical Magnum release provides a rare opportunity to collect six of the most exceptional vintages produced by Latour; the 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009 and 2010.

With only one set being released of the Petrus Magnum Collection 2006, 2007 and 2011, one lucky wine lover will experience one of the famous wine labels in the world.

After March 25, the Masters of Wines and Spirits curated collection will be available for travelers and shoppers at DFS, Singapore Changi Airport’s Wines and Spirits Duplexes at Terminals 2 and 3.

DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits is part of the DFS Masters Series, a signature program of exhibitions that also includes the highly-anticipated 10th Masters of Time set to take place in Macau this December. The Masters Series is a showcase of the pinnacle of DFS’ leadership and innovation in curating and creating exceptional experiences across its five pillars of luxury: Wines and Spirits, Beauty and Fragrances, Watches and Jewelry, Fashion and Accessories, and Food and Gifts.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
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Source: DFS Group

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7‑Eleven announces its ‘W.E. Take the Lead’ Women’s Franchise Giveaway Contest targeting female entrepreneurs

7‑Eleven announces its ‘W.E. Take the Lead’ Women’s Franchise Giveaway Contest targeting female entrepreneurs

IRVING, 2018-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — In conjunction with National Women’s Month, 7‑Eleven, Inc. announces its ‘W.E. Take the Lead’ Women’s Franchise Giveaway Contest, targeted exclusively to female entrepreneurs.

7‑Eleven opened the contest to all eligible women who are interested in becoming an independent business owner with the world’s largest convenience retailer. One deserving woman will be awarded an initial franchise fee-free* 7‑Eleven franchise, for an initial franchise fee value of up to $190,000.

This is the second year 7‑Eleven has targeted women for the franchise giveaway.  The multiphase contest include, submitting a detailed franchise application, meeting company franchising qualifications, preliminary interviews, a video submission, an in-store hands-on experience, and a final one-on-one interview with 7‑Eleven senior leadership for the top finalists, all of which will occur over an eight-month period.

“Last year we had such an incredible response and we are excited to open the contest again to women who are interested in joining the 7‑Eleven team,” said Dan Soper, 7‑Eleven Vice President of Operations Support. “7‑Eleven encourages women entrepreneurship everywhere, especially in the neighborhoods in which we operate.”

The winner can choose any of the company’s corporate-operated 7‑Eleven convenience stores available for franchising in the continental U.S. at the contest’s culmination. Interested women can enter online at Franchise.7‑Eleven.com/franchise/we-take-the-lead now through 11:59 p.m. CDT on May 7, 2018. The winner will be announced in October 2018.

In addition, 7‑Eleven will make a donation to the winning woman’s charity of choice that aligns with the 7‑Eleven Project A-Game® grant program. Project A-Game funds youth programs focused on education, fitness, safety and hunger relief.

To qualify, an entrant must be age 21 or older, a legal resident of the U.S., have sufficient financial resources, be able to move, at their own expense, to an area with 7‑Eleven convenience stores available for franchising, have excellent credit and at least three years of leadership, retail or restaurant experience, and meet 7‑Eleven’s new franchisee qualifications. Contestants will go through the same qualification process as all 7‑Eleven franchise applicants including, but not limited to, credit evaluation, background check, a leadership test, business plan development, budget and store location preferences. Please refer to the contest’s Official Rules for a full description of all eligibility requirements for entering the contest.

This year marks the 54th year of franchising for the world’s largest convenience store, and today, Franchisees operate almost 90 percent of the 7‑Eleven stores across the U.S. An interactive map at http://franchise.7‑Eleven.com/franchise/franchises-for-sale indicates stores available for franchising.

*The maximum value of the initial franchise fee will be up to $190,000.  The winner will be required to pay any portion of the initial franchise fee for a store they select that is more than $190,000.  There are additional fees and expenses that the contest winner will be required to pay as part of franchising a 7‑Eleven convenience store in addition to the initial franchise fee.  Please refer to 7‑Eleven’s Franchise Disclosure Document for a full description of all fees and costs associated with acquiring a 7‑Eleven convenience store franchise.

For details and Official Rules, visit Franchise.7‑Eleven.com/franchise/we-take-the-lead .

About 7‑Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 65,000 stores in 18 countries, including 11,600 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7‑Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7‑Eleven offers customers industry-leading private-brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7‑Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7‑Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer-loyalty platform on the 7‑Eleven mobile app, or on social media at FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Contact:

7‑Eleven, Inc.
Corporate Communications
media@7-11.com

Source: 7‑Eleven, Inc.

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Chick-fil-A® introduces its newest seasonal menu item, Frosted Sunrise

Chick-fil-A® introduces its newest seasonal menu item, Frosted Sunrise

ATLANTA, 2018-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (March 5, 2018) Chick-fil-A® introduces its newest seasonal menu item, Frosted Sunrise, which is available at restaurants nationwide through June 2. The creamy and tart treat is a combination of Chick-fil-A’s signature vanilla Icedream® and Simply Orange® Juice. The treat launches in all restaurants following a successful test in Jacksonville, Fla. last fall.

Frosted Sunrise follows Chick-fil-A’s first frosted beverage, Frosted Lemonade, which was added to the menu in 2015 and was so popular that Chick-fil-A added Frosted Coffee, made with cold-brewed iced specialty coffee and Icedream, to the menu in 2016. Last year’s seasonal menu item, Frosted Strawberry Lemonade, a hand-spun combination of Chick-fil-A’s fresh squeezed Lemonade (or Diet Lemonade), Icedream and strawberry purée, was on the menu for a limited time as a seasonal offering. Icedream, inspired by founder Truett Cathy’s original recipe, is a delicious, dairy treat with an old-fashioned vanilla taste.

“Spring is the perfect time of year to introduce a new seasonal Frosted beverage. Our seasonal Icedream offerings have become customer favorites over the last few years,” said Amanda Norris, senior director of menu development for Chick-fil-A. “Frosted Sunrise combines simple but flavorful ingredients into a tasty treat that customers can enjoy throughout the day.”

Frosted Sunrise is available in small (14-ounce) and large (20-ounce) servings with prices starting at $2.85. A small is 320 calories and a large is 390 calories – both sweet treats have fewer calories than a milkshake.

For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the company’s food, people and customers across the country, visit thechickenwire.chickfil-a.com.

About Chick-fil-A, Inc. 

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,200 restaurants in 47 states and Washington, D.C.

Chick-fil-A reported over $9 billion in revenue in 2017, which marks 50 consecutive years of sales growth. A leader in customer service satisfaction, Chick-fil-A earned the Chicken Restaurant Brand of the Year honors for the fourth consecutive year in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. Chick-fil-A also received the top score among fast food brands and one of the top 10 scores overall for customer experience in the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings survey, and was named one of the top 100 best places to work by Glassdoor. Continuing its founder’s legacy of generosity and service, in 2017 the company’s philanthropic Chick-fil-A Foundation awarded $1.23 million to 23 not-for-profit organizations across 13 states through the True Inspiration Awards and almost $9 million in scholarships to restaurant team members nationwide. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com.

Media Hotline:

(800) 404-7196
Email: cfapressroom@chick-fil-a.com
Twitter: @ChickfilANews

Source: Chick-fil-A, Inc.

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Amazon and Whole Foods Market launch Prime Now free two-hour delivery in Atlanta and San Francisco

Amazon Now Delivery at Whole Foods Market Lamar in Austin, Texas on February 5, 2018.

Prime customers can enjoy free 2-hour delivery for orders over $35 from Whole Foods Market; Ultrafast delivery from Whole Foods Market is now available in six cities through Prime Now, more to come in 2018

AUSTIN, Texas and SEATTLE, 2018-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon and Whole Foods Market today (March 6, 2018) launched free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now in Atlanta and San Francisco. Starting today, Prime customers in neighborhoods of Atlanta and San Francisco can shop through Prime Now for bestselling items including fresh produce, high quality meat and seafood, everyday staples and other locally sourced items from Whole Foods Market. The service first launched last month in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach with plans for continued expansion across the U.S. throughout 2018. Customers can start shopping from Whole Foods Market selection at www.primenow.com or by using the Prime Now app available on Android and iOS devices.

“We’re happy to bring our customers in San Francisco and Atlanta the convenience of free two-hour delivery through Prime Now and access to thousands of natural and organic groceries and locally sourced favorites,” said John Mackey, Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO. “Together, we have already lowered prices on many items, and this offering makes Prime customers’ lives even easier.”

Prime customers can shop thousands of items across fresh and organic produce, bakery, dairy, meat and seafood, floral and everyday staples from Whole Foods Market available for free two-hour delivery. Select alcohol is also available for delivery to customers in San Francisco. Prime members receive two-hour delivery for free and ultra-fast delivery within one hour for $7.99 on orders of $35 or more.

Delivery from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Customers can visit www.primenow.com or download the Prime Now app to enter their zip code to see if they are in the delivery area.

Contact:
SOmedia@wholefoods.com

Source: Whole Foods Market

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SONIC® Drive-In launches new advertising campaign featuring comedic powerhouses Jane Krakowski and Ellie Kemper

Television and Film Stars and SONIC “Two Guys” collaborate in commercial spots

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2018-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) brings the laughter with the launch of a new take on its iconic advertising campaign featuring comedic powerhouses Jane Krakowski and Ellie Kemper. In collaboration with the iconic “Two Guys” – consisting of improvisational comedians Peter Grosz and T.J. Jagodowski – the two pairs will be showcased in TV and online advertising while enjoying one-of-a-kind SONIC menu items from the front seats of their cars.

“Jane and Ellie are the ideal pair to cast for this new chapter of the campaign with their strong representations of our brand personality and they bring a fresh female perspective,” said Lori Abou Habib, chief marketing officer for SONIC. “They exude the brand’s good-natured and fun-loving culture with their lively humor, in addition to being SONIC fans themselves. Jane and Ellie radiate authentic personalities ideal for the SONIC brand and audience.”

For more than a decade, the “Two Guys” have been synonymous with the brand’s amusing and energetic strategy to advertising. Krakowski and Kemper join the comedic, iconic campaign to mark an evolution of the SONIC commercials showcasing female comedians.

“Ellie and I have been the biggest fans of SONIC – and the hilarious commercials – for years. When we were presented with the opportunity to join a campaign that fully embraces comedy and improv, we knew right away this was going to be fun,” said Jane Krakowski. “We have always appreciated the comedy that Peter and TJ have brought to the SONIC ads and Ellie and I are honored to be the first female comedy duo to be in the SONIC car.”

The new commercial spots will feature upcoming SONIC products and promotions including the launch of the SONIC Signature Slingers, new cheeseburgers starting under 350 calories made with three simple ingredients: 100-percent pure beef blended with savory mushrooms and bold seasoning, becoming the first of its kind in fast food*.

“Joining the ranks of Peter and TJ feels momentous,” said Ellie Kemper. “Jane and I are so excited to share our take on a couple of friends hanging out at SONIC.”

Additionally, the spots will feature exciting new products throughout the summer and the SONIC Nights promotion, offering Half-Price Floats, Shakes and Ice Cream Slushes all made with SONIC’s Real Ice Cream, after 8 p.m. every day, starting today, March 5**.

*See menu for details
** For a limited time only at participating SONIC® locations. See menu for details.

About SONIC, America’s Drive-In

SONIC, America’s Drive-In is the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain serving approximately 3 million customers every day. Nearly 94 percent of SONIC’s 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women. For 64 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. Since the 2009 launch of SONIC’s Limeades for Learning philanthropic campaign in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, SONIC has donated $9.5 million to public school teachers nationwide to fund essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning in today’s youth. To learn more about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com and please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about SONIC’s Limeades for Learning initiative, please visit LimeadesforLearning.com.

Contact:
Rebeka Mora
512-542-2804
Rebeka.Mora@Cohnwolfe.com

Source: SONIC

SONIC introduces guilt-free SONIC Signature Slingers cheeseburger

SONIC introduces guilt-free SONIC Signature Slingers cheeseburger

America’s Drive-In® introduces the first QSR mushroom-blended burger starting under 350 calories

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2018-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) revamped the traditional American cheeseburger with its new SONIC Signature Slingers, a first of its kind in fast food. The perfect-sized cheeseburger patty is made with three simple ingredients: 100-percent pure beef blended with savory mushrooms and seasonings to create a juicy, flavorful patty that is almost too good to be true. Starting under 350 calories, the SONIC Signature Slingers lets you get away with all the flavor of a cheeseburger with none of the guilt starting at $1.99*.

“The Signature Slingers is a first-of-its-kind fast food cheeseburger, which delivers the juicy savory deliciousness you expect from a burger in a way that makes you feel like you’re getting away with something,” said Scott Uehlein, vice president of product innovation and development for SONIC. “Adding mushrooms right into the burger patty amps up the incredible flavors of the 100-percent pure beef and seasonings you get in each bite. This burger truly raises the bar for every other restaurant.”

Beginning Monday, March 5, guests can enjoy two Signature Slingers cheeseburger options to satisfy their guilt-less burger cravings. The Classic SONIC Signature Slinger is topped with fresh lettuce and tomato, diced onions, crinkle-cut dill pickles, mayo and melted American cheese served on a bakery-quality brioche bun. The Bacon Melt SONIC Signature Slinger is made with crispy bacon, layered with melted cheese and mayo served on a bakery-quality brioche bun.

“We are excited to be a partner on the new Signature Slingers, which brings together the craveability of pure beef with the juiciness of mushrooms, creating a great tasting cheeseburger that guests will only be able to get at SONIC,” said Bart Minor, president of the Mushroom Council, which provides marketing and education on behalf of the nation’s mushroom growers and importers. “The trend of blending mushrooms into a burger patty has been atop a number of food trend lists this year and we can’t wait for guests to experience SONIC’s uniquely delicious creation.”

Guests can pair the new SONIC Signature Slingers with a SONIC Fruit Fizz™ for the ultimate lunch, dinner or snack, but only for a limited time.

* Tax not included. Classic SONIC Signature Slinger contains approximately 340 calories. See menu for details.

About SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®

SONIC, America’s Drive-In is the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain serving approximately 3 million customers every day. Nearly 94 percent of SONIC’s 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women. For 65 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. Since the 2009 launch of SONIC’s Limeades for Learning philanthropic campaign in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, SONIC has donated $9.5 million to public school teachers nationwide to fund essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning in their students. To learn more about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com and please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about SONIC’s Limeades for Learning initiative, please visit LimeadesforLearning.com.

Contact:
Rebeka Mora
512-542-2804
Rebeka.mora@cohnwolfe.com

Source: SONIC Drive-In

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Walgreens partners with YouTube influencer Judy Travis to create a signature cosmetic bag line

Walgreens partners with YouTube influencer Judy Travis to create a signature cosmetic bag line

 

Influencer Creates Custom Cosmetic Bags with Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2018-Mar-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens is collaborating with beauty enthusiast and YouTube influencer Judy Travis to create a signature cosmetic bag line. Known for her popular YouTube channel, “ItsJudyTime,” Travis is extending her personal brand to a new line of six cosmetic bags available at Walgreens, retailing from $12.99 to $29.99.

“This is a project we’ve been working on for over a year now and I’m excited to see the collection available at Walgreens,” said Travis. “Some of the designs are inspired by my Filipino roots, incorporating the smooth bamboo and the national flower, the Sampaguita (aka white jasmine). The other designs are timeless with a hint of my favorite metal, gold! I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I enjoyed designing them!”

Travis tapped into her signature taste while designing the cosmetic bags, featuring spring colors such as navy and pink, and classic floral and marble patterns, among others.

“We’re excited to collaborate with Judy,” said Lauren Brindley, group vice president and general merchandise manager, Walgreens. “Between her loyal fan base and classic style, we are thrilled to carry these exclusive designs at Walgreens and this collaboration is just another example of how Walgreens continues to deliver new and exciting brands to give our beauty customers more reasons to shop our store.”

The six cosmetic bags will be available in select stores beginning at the end of February 2018 and can be purchased at www.walgreens.com.

Walgreens beauty offers products such as makeup, skincare, fragrances, hair care, professional hair tools, nail and more. The company also offers Beauty Enthusiast, a beauty club within its Balance® Rewards loyalty program, which provides cardholders who register for Beauty Enthusiast with additional rewards on beauty and personal care items, as well as other benefits. Signup is free, and Beauty Enthusiast members will receive 5,000 Balance Rewards points for every $50 spent on cosmetics, skincare, haircare, oral care, grooming, sun care, fragrance and bath product purchases*. Beauty Enthusiast members will have opportunities to receive free samples and will get exclusive promotions and coupons, as well as special beauty offers, new product information and expert tips throughout the year. For more about Walgreens beauty, please visit www.walgreens.com/beauty.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (walgreens.com), a provider of trusted care in communities since 1901, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Approximately 8 million customers interact with Walgreens in stores and online each day, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,100 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

* Every qualifying purchase adds up to the $50 spend requirement. A qualifying beauty purchase includes products from the following categories: fragrances, cosmetics, skin care, hair care, oral care and grooming products. Excludes prescriptions, baby hair care, baby skin care and baby oral care products. The qualifying beauty spend total is calculated before taxes and after discounts, redemption dollars and store credit have been applied. Complete details at walgreens.com/beautyenthusiast.

Contact(s):

Walgreens
Emily Hartwig-Mekstan
847-315-3316
emily.hartwig@walgreens.com
http://news.walgreens.com
@WalgreensNews
facebook.com/Walgreens

Source: Walgreens

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Amazon announces season three premiere of the Emmy-winning docuseries All or Nothing on Friday, April 27

  • Emmy-winning actor Jon Hamm returns as narrator of the eight-episode season
  • Seasons one and two of All or Nothing are available for Prime members to stream on Prime Video

SEATTLE, 2018-Mar-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Mar. 1, 2018) announced that season three of the Emmy-winning docuseries All or Nothing, a Prime Original series produced by NFL Films, will launch on Friday, April 27. All or Nothing: The Dallas Cowboys,once again narrated by Emmy-winning actor Jon Hamm (Baby Driver, Mad Men), follows the Cowboys through their tumultuous 2017 season, which they enter with Super Bowl aspirations and exit with disappointment, one game short of the playoffs after a rollercoaster of controversy and emotion. All eight episodes will be available for Prime members on April 27.

All or Nothing, winner of the 2017 Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Serialized Sports Documentary, is the first series to take viewers inside the locker room, on the sidelines and off the field for an unprecedented look inside an NFL franchise’s complete season. Season three, All or Nothing: The Dallas Cowboys, begins with much reason for optimism. Owner Jerry Jones has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the team is operating out of its glistening new headquarters in Frisco, Texas, and head coach Jason Garrett is the reigning NFL Coach of the Year. But a cloud hangs over everything: after a yearlong investigation, running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games by the NFL for conduct detrimental to the league. The team never quite finds its footing, alternating between winning and losing streaks.

Being the Dallas Cowboys means being the center of the NFL universe in good times and bad. The Elliott suspension, the team’s response to the players’ social justice protests during the national anthem, and even the fortunes of Jerry Jones’s grandson – a star Texas high school quarterback – dominate national headlines. It all adds up to a wild season even by the lofty standards of America’s Team. And NFL Films is there for it all, providing the immersive coverage that has made the Emmy-winning All or Nothing a new gold standard for all-access sports programming.

“We are excited to announce that the third season of All or Nothing will feature the Dallas Cowboys. One of the best known and most captivating teams in the NFL, the Cowboys have a rabid fan base,” said Heather Schuster, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals. “This season will once again provide Prime members with incredible access, compelling drama and plenty of football action to entertain fans until next season.”

“We are thrilled to have the Dallas Cowboys as the featured team in the third season of the Prime Original series All or Nothing,” said Maryann Turcke, President of NFL Media. “An enormous amount of thanks goes out to the Cowboys organization for their cooperation in filming throughout the season. The team at NFL Films continuously delivers high-quality, engaging content for viewers, and through our collaboration with Amazon, the third season of All or Nothing will give football fans incredible access into one of the league’s most iconic and celebrated clubs.”

The April 27 launch of All or Nothing also coincides with the 2018 NFL Draft, which will take place Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28 in Dallas, TX.

Here’s what customers are saying:

  • “Absolutely amazing documentary. I can’t wait to see this show and the unique style continue.”
  • “Wasn’t into football. Now I’m into football.”
  • “The in-depth look at how teams operate behind the doors is astounding to see.”
  • “I LOVE THIS SHOW! WAITING FOR SEASON 3!”

Produced by NFL Films, All or Nothing: The Dallas Cowboys is executive produced by Maryann Turcke, Ross Ketover (Hard Knocks, Inside theNFL), and Pat Kelleher (Hard Knocks, 30 for 30 – The Two Bills). The showrunner is Keith Cossrow (A Football Life). Directors are Shannon Furman, Jay Jackson, Steve Trout, and Terrell Riley. Supervising producer is Bennett Viseltear and senior producer is Nick Mascolo.

Prime members will be able to stream the series via the Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at amazon.com/allornothing. Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership.

Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Prime Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.

About Prime Video

Prime Video is a premium on-demand entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choice in what to watch, and how to watch it. Prime Video is the only service that provides all of the following:

  • Prime Video: Thousands of movies and TV shows, including popular licensed and self-published content plus critically-acclaimed and award-winning Prime Original series like The Grand Tour, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Sneaky Pete, and kids series Tumble Leaf, and Amazon Original Movies such as Academy Award-winning Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman, and Academy Award-nominated The Big Sick,available for unlimited streaming as part of an Amazon Prime membership. Prime Video is also now available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe at www.primevideo.com.
  • Live Sports: Sporting events, including AVP volleyball and ATP tennis, are available to watch live on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe
  • Amazon Channels: Over 140 channel subscriptions that Prime members can add to their membership, including HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Cinemax, PBS KIDS, Acorn TV and more. To view the full list of channels available, visit www.amazon.com/channels
  • Rent or Own: Hundreds of thousands of titles, including new-release movies and current TV shows available for on-demand rental or purchase for all Amazon customers
  • Instant Access: Instantly watch anytime, anywhere through the Prime Video app on TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and Apple TV or online. For a list of all compatible devices visit www.amazon.com/howtostream
  • Premium Features: Top features like 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR), X-Ray and mobile downloads for offline viewing of select content

In addition to Prime Video, the Prime membership includes unlimited fast free shipping options across all categories available on Amazon, more than two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations with Prime Music, secure photo storage with Prime Photos, unlimited reading with Prime Reading, unlimited access to a digital audiobook catalogue with Audible Channels for Prime, a rotating selection of free digital games and in-game loot with Twitch Prime, early access to select Lightning Deals, exclusive access and discounts to select items, and more. To sign-up for Prime or to find out more visit: www.amazon.com/prime.

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.

About NFL Films

NFL Films, the most honored filmmaker in sports television history with 126 Sports Emmy Awards – remains a groundbreaking leader in sports television, providing unprecedented access to and legendary storytelling about the sport of professional football. With more than 100 million feet of film in its library, NFL Films is the historical backbone of NFL Network and a key supplier of the network’s programming, including the three-time Emmy-nominated series A Football Life, offering untold stories into the lives of some of the NFL’s most recognizable icons, and The Timeline, chronicling seminal moments that formed the NFL’s storied past, shape the present and, in some cases, set the stage for the future.

NFL Films is a part of NFL Media, the owned and operated media division of the National Football League which is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, NFL Now, NFL Mobile from Verizon and NFL RedZone.

Media Hotline:

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

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

Baskin-Robbins announces free sample of its Mint Chip ‘n OREO® Cookies Milkshake on St. Patrick’s Day

Baskin-Robbins announces free sample of its Mint Chip ‘n OREO® Cookies Milkshake on St. Patrick’s Day

 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Easter with Baskin-Robbins’ spring lineup of ice cream treats

Canton, MA, 2018-Mar-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — This St. Patrick’s Day, Baskin-Robbins’ guests will find themselves luckier than ever because at participating shops nationwide the brand will be offering a free sample of its Mint Chip ‘n OREO® Cookies Milkshake on Saturday, March 17 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Baskin-Robbins struck gold with this milkshake flavor combination which is made with two of its most popular flavors – Mint Chocolate Chip and OREO® Cookies ‘n Cream – blended into a rich, minty treat that guests will love.

The Mint Chip ‘n OREO® Cookies Milkshake is just one of Baskin-Robbins’ featured milkshake flavor combinations, and with the brand’s wide variety of premium ice cream flavors, the milkshake possibilities are endless. Guests are encouraged to become “milkshake mixologists” and create new milkshake flavors all their own by blending two of their favorite ice creams into one tasty shake. They can also share their milkshake flavor combinations with Baskin-Robbins on social using the hashtag #BRShakeItUp.

For those looking for additional inspiration, guests can try the following milkshake flavor mash-ups featuring combinations of Baskin-Robbins’ famous ice cream flavors:

  • Chocolate-Covered Strawberry: World Class® Chocolate and Very Berry Strawberry ice creams come together to mimic this classic treat in every sip.
  • Caramel Nut Coffee: Combines two Baskin-Robbins favorites, Jamoca® Almond Fudge and Pralines ‘n Cream, into a delicious caramel nut coffee flavored milkshake.
  • Cookie Dough and OREO® Cookies: The perfect option for all cookie-lovers in a mash-up of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and OREO® Cookies ‘n Cream ice cream.

“Baskin-Robbins’ milkshakes are classic treats that our guests know and love, but one thing they may not know is that they can combine any two ice cream flavors into a single milkshake to create a whole new flavor combination all their own,” said Katy Latimer, Vice President of Culinary Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands. “One of the flavor combinations we’re most excited about is Mint Chip ‘n OREO® Cookies, which is why we can’t wait to offer guests a free sample of this festive milkshake on St. Patrick’s Day.

Those looking for another way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day can purchase a St. Patrick’s Day Cake, decorated with green icing, a vibrant rainbow and a pot of gold. Baskin-Robbins is also offering other sweet, seasonal treats this month including the March Flavor of the Month, OREO® ‘n Caramel, which is made with salty caramel ice cream, OREO® cookie pieces and a caramel swirl. This flavor can be enjoyed in a cup, cone or blended into a milkshake or Cappuccino Blast®.

Additionally, Baskin-Robbins is introducing the new Bunny Stripe Cake, which will be hopping into stores nationwide just in time for Easter. This festive dessert features a classic chocolate bunny atop a pastel striped cake that can be customized with any ice cream flavor and white or chocolate cake.

Finally, ice cream lovers can celebrate the start of spring with Baskin-Robbins’ March “Celebrate 31” promotion. On Saturday, March 31, guests can enjoy all regular and kids-sized scoops for $1.50.* This promotion can be enjoyed on any flavor, including seasonal favorites like Bananas Foster, Tax Crunch® and Triple Grape Ice.

For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of premium ice cream flavors and frozen desserts, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaskinRobbins), Twitter (www.twitter.com/BaskinRobbins) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/BaskinRobbins).

OREO is a trademark of Mondelēz International group, used under license.

*Offer valid on March 31st. Participation may vary. Scoop offer good on every size scoop. All listed flavors are optional amongst Baskin-Robbins’ stores. Waffle cones and toppings are extra. Cannot be combined with other offers. Plus applicable tax.

About Baskin-Robbins

Named a top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine’s 38th annual Franchise 500® ranking in 2017, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream, a full range of beverages, and a delicious lineup of desserts including custom ice cream cakes, the Polar Pizza® Ice Cream Treat and take-home ice cream quarts and pints, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 7,900 retail shops in 52 countries worldwide. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,300 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit https://www.baskinrobbins.com/.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Justin Drake
Phone: 781-737-5200
Email: press@dunkinbrands.com

Source: Baskin-Robbins

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Whole Foods Market teams up with Jewish food authority Joan Nathan this Passover

Whole Foods Market teams up with Jewish food authority Joan Nathan this Passover

 

Dishes from Nathan’s cookbook, King Solomon’s Table, will be available for pre-order March 4

AUSTIN, Texas, 2018-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Passover, Whole Foods Market is partnering with James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and Jewish food authority Joan Nathan to offer selected innovative, new recipes from her cookbook, King Solomon’s Table, for customers to pre-order in-store and online. Nathan’s Passover meal for eight will be available at shop.wfm.com for pre-order beginning March 4.

“I am thrilled to partner with Whole Foods Market to feature some of my favorite recipes for Passover,” said Nathan. “Each dish highlights the diversity of Jewish cuisine, and will be a delicious addition to any Seder table.”

The recipes featured in the Passover meal for eight include: Double-Lemon Roast Chicken, Sicilian Eggplant Caponata Jewish-Style, Fried Artichokes Jewish-Style, Tunisian Carrot Salad with Cumin, Coriander and Caraway, Spinach with Pine Nuts and Currants and Brazilian Haroset with Apples, Dates and Cashews. Dishes will be available for in-store pick-up from March 28 through April 7.

“We’re honored to be able to share Joan’s delicious and authentic recipes with our customers,” said Tien Ho, head of culinary innovation at Whole Foods Market. “Each of her dishes includes a modern twist on a traditional Jewish recipe and is a great addition to any Passover celebration.”

Nathan is the author of numerous award-winning cookbooks, including her most recent, King Solomon’s Table, which just won the IACP International Cookbook Award. It is available on Amazon.com and will be sold in select Whole Foods Market stores beginning March 12.

This marks the third collaboration between Nathan and America’s Healthiest Grocer®. In September and December, 2017, Whole Foods Market featured High Holiday and Hanukkah dishes from King Solomon’s Table on store hot bars, in chef’s cases and for pre-order in Whole Foods Market’s Mid-Atlantic Region in time for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah.

Contact:
SOmedia@wholefoods.com

Source: Whole Foods Market

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Sequential Brands Group and QVC® announce new additions to Martha Stewart’s existing collection

America’s Most Trusted Lifestyle Expert Grows Existing Collection with New Products

NEW YORK, 2018-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) (“Sequential” or the “Company”) and QVC® announce new additions to Martha Stewart’s signature QVC line, which spans multiple categories. This spring, Martha is set to introduce Martha Stewart Pets, and will also unveil the latest offerings from her Gourmet Food and Garden collections.

“From her very first appearance, Martha has impressed QVC customers not only with her carefully curated collection of products, but with her incomparable passion for helping others find easy solutions to everyday problems,” said Doug Howe, Chief Merchandising Officer for QVC Group. “Our customers trust in Martha’s expertise entirely and truly regard her as a lifestyle expert and teacher, and we know our customers are going to love Martha’s new items as much as we do.”

Tune in to QVC on Thursday, March 15 at 3PM (ET) for the premiere of “Martha Stewart – Pets” as Martha demonstrates distinctive ideas for grooming, feeding, outfitting, and playing with pets. After successfully launching Martha Stewart Wine Co., Martha’s curated wine collection, in January, Martha is scheduled to further expand her Gourmet Food collection with items ranging from pastries and seafood to seasonal offerings. Following the successful pre-sale of Martha Stewart’s 90th book, Martha’s Flowers, Martha is set to introduce her latest tools and products perfect for preparing any backyard or outdoor space for spring.

“The Martha Stewart brand is devoted to informing and inspiring people to live more beautiful and functional lives, and I’m thrilled to introduce new products that do just that,” said Martha Stewart. “QVC allows me to engage directly with consumers and share my signature collection with millions of shoppers around the country. I look forward to further expanding my line with QVC customers.”

“Since launching on QVC, the Martha Stewart brand has experienced a great deal of success across multiple categories,” said Karen Murray, CEO of Sequential Brands Group. “We believe QVC, a multi-platform retailer, to be a perfect fit for the Martha Stewart brand and are excited to grow our business. QVC is truly unmatched when it comes to offering an American icon like Martha Stewart, who can span so many different categories, from food and garden to skincare and apparel, and we are excited to debut our new categories.”

Items from the Martha Stewart collection are available, while supplies last, through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515. For the latest news and happenings at QVC, please visit the QVC Newsroom at newsroom.qvc.com.

About Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart is an Emmy® Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, bestselling author of 90 books, and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. Millions of people rely on Martha Stewart as a source of useful “how-to” information for all aspects of everyday living—cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, holidays, healthy living and pets. Currently, the Martha Stewart brand reaches approximately 100 million consumers across all media and merchandising platforms each month.

About Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) owns, promotes, markets, and licenses a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and home categories, which includes the Martha Stewart media and merchandising properties. Sequential seeks to ensure that its brands continue to thrive and grow by employing strong brand management, design and marketing teams. Sequential has licensed and intends to license its brands in a variety of consumer categories to retailers, wholesalers and distributors in the United States and around the world. For more information, please visit Sequential’s website at: www.sequentialbrandsgroup.com. To inquire about licensing opportunities, please email: newbusiness@sbg-ny.com.

About QVC 
QVC exceeds the expectations of everyone we touch by delivering the joy of discovery through the power of relationships. Every day, in nine countries and counting, QVC engages millions of shoppers in a journey of discovery through an ever-changing collection of familiar brands and fresh new products, from home and fashion to beauty, electronics and jewelry. Along the way, we connect shoppers to interesting personalities, engaging stories, and award-winning customer service. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986, QVC has more than 17,000 employees and has retail operations in the U.S., Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, and through a joint venture in China. Worldwide, QVC engages shoppers over 14 broadcast networks reaching nearly 360 million homes, seven websites, and 195 social pages. Visit corporate.qvc.com to learn more.

QVC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation and is attributed to the QVC Group tracking stock (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB). QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc. For more information on Liberty Interactive Corporation, visit www.libertyinteractive.com.

Media Contacts:
Sequential Brands Group, Inc.
Dana Miller
212-827-8347
dmmiller@marthastewart.com

QVC
Katie Dougherty
Katie.Dougherty@qvc.com

Source: Sequential Brands Group, Inc./globenewswire

Levi Strauss & Co. announces new operating model Project F.L.X.

Advanced technology improves speed to market, brings final product decisions closer to the consumer and strengthens sustainability leadership

SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) today (February 27, 2018) – announced Project F.L.X. (future-led execution), a new operating model that ushers denim finishing into the digital era. Developed by the inventor of the blue jean, Project F.L.X. digitizes the design and development of denim finishing and enables a responsive and sustainable supply chain at an unparalleled scale. By replacing manual techniques and automating the jeans finishing process, LS&Co. is able to radically reduce time to market and eliminate thousands of chemical formulations from jeans finishing. In short, LS&Co. achieve the ultimate balance of agility and sustainability, while upholding the Levi’s® standards of craftsmanship, quality and authenticity.

“Our goal was to tackle two predominant industry challenges — being able to respond quickly to changing consumer trends while making the manufacturing process more sustainable,” said Chip Bergh, president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. “We are addressing both agility and sustainability without compromising the authenticity our consumers expect from us. This is the future of jeans manufacturing, and LS&Co. is well-positioned to lead the way.”

Specifically, this advancement enables the global jeanswear leader to:
• Replace manual techniques and automate the time-consuming, labor-intensive and chemicalreliant process of hand-finishing: For more than 30 years, the apparel industry has used handfinishing to accentuate worn, faded design elements on denim. By using lasers in new ways, finishing time is cut dramatically — from two to three pairs per hour to 90 seconds per garment, followed by a final wash cycle.
• Create “photo-real” finished garments digitally: By digitizing the finish design and development process, LS&Co. designers can now create finishes and final garments with a revolutionary new imaging tool. Built by LS&Co., this advanced imaging capability cuts finishing design and development time in half (from months to weeks and sometimes days) and is so accurate the digital files can be sent directly to the vendor and quickly scaled to mass manufacturing.
• Take advantage of on-demand and even hyper-local production capabilities: By delaying decisions on final products until much later in the process, LS&Co. can radically reduce its lead times from more than six months to as fast as weeks or days in some cases. This is made possible by staging garments that await their on-demand finish order closer to the market.
• Eliminate thousands of chemical formulations from its supply chain: LS&Co. plans to reduce the total number of chemical formulations used in its finishing process from thousands to a few dozen. This is a major step forward in the company’s commitment to achieving zero discharge of hazardous chemicals by 2020 and furthers its goal of pioneering more sustainable apparel.

LS&Co. has already begun piloting this new model with strategic vendors and has started briefing some of its key customers. Benefits to retail partners include managing core replenishment more effectively, responding to seasonal trends with greater agility and creating greater opportunities for customer exclusives.

“One of the biggest challenges we face as an industry is ensuring we have the right products at the right time, as well as the ability to respond to our customers’ evolving needs with speed,” said Paige Thomas, executive vice president and general merchandise manager for men’s and kids at Nordstrom Inc. “The team at Levi’s is working toward this challenge by contributing to the future of the apparel industry as one that’s both agile and uncompromising on quality, while improving sustainability. We’re excited to be part of it.”

The rollout of this new digital platform will be phased over time, with a goal of being fully scaled in 2020.

“With this new model, we can deliver the authentic and iconic products we’re known for in an incredibly responsive and responsible way,” said Liz O’Neill, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer for Levi Strauss & Co. “The advanced imaging capability is a game-changer for us and something that has eluded our industry for years. Key steps in the process are now concentrated into a digital file, eliminating time and waste.”

Project F.L.X. was built in-house at LS&Co.’s Eureka Innovation Lab by a team of designers, developers, chemists and engineers who are passionate about revolutionizing the apparel industry to better meet consumer needs while also doing right by the planet and the people who work in the apparel supply chain. A number of LS&Co. team members were retrained and reskilled in software development and laser operations. Retraining will be a key tenet as this new model rolls out globally.

To help unlock the benefits of more sophisticated laser technology, LS&Co. turned to long-standing partner Jeanologia, a leader in eco-efficient solutions for fabric and garment finishing. Since 1993, Jeanologia has operated with the ambition of advancing sustainable apparel manufacturing by delivering disruptive technologies, including ozone, laser and e-flow finishing systems. The company’s like-minded focus on scalability was essential to supporting LS&Co.’s end-to-end, transformative vision.

For more information about the sustainability benefits of Project F.L.X., view the press release on LeviStrauss.com.

About Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 2,900 retail stores and shop-inshops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported fiscal 2017 net revenues were $4.9 billion. For more information, go to http://levistrauss.com.

LS&Co. Contact:

Amber McCasland
Levi Strauss & Co.
(415) 501-7777
newsmediarequests@levi.com

Source: Levi Strauss & Co.

Wendy’s announces $1 Double Stack deal offer

Wendy’s announces $1 Double Stack deal offer

 

DUBLIN, Ohio, 2018-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — If you’ve got a dollar, Wendy’s®   has a deal for you. Fresh beef fanatics can now snag a delicious Double Stack™, with more than a ¼ lb.1 of beef, for only $1 – a deal so good you may start seeing double.

“Run, don’t walk to Wendy’s for a Double Stack. With a quarter pound of fresh beef for a dollar, there’s no reason to go anywhere else,” said Kurt Kane, chief concept and marketing officer for Wendy’s. “Fair warning, though, you better get it before it’s gone because a deal this good won’t last long.”

Made with fresh, never-frozen beef,2 Wendy’s signature Double Stack is served on a warm bun and topped with a slice of American cheese, crunchy crinkle-cut dill pickles, fresh white onions, ketchup and mustard.

While Wendy’s quality is here to stay, this deal won’t last forever. The $1 Double Stack is available for a limited time at participating Wendy’slocations.3

1Approximate weight before cooking.
2Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada.
3Price and participation may vary. Offer not valid in Alaska and Hawaii.

About The Wendy’s Company
The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is the world’s third-largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy’s system includes approximately 6,600 franchise and Company-operated restaurants in the United States and 30 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit www.aboutwendys.com.

CONTACTS:
Frank Vamos
614-764-8477
Frank.Vamos@wendys.com

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

SOURCE: The Wendy’s Company

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Walmart Canada to utilize Food-X warehouse and delivery platform for online grocery shopping deliveries for Vancouver-area in summer 2018

Food-X, a subsidiary of Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD), helps reduce waste and lower carbon footprint of growing home grocery delivery market

VANCOUVER, 2018-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart Canada and Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) announced today (February 21, 2018) an agreement to offer SPUD’s food delivery platform, Food-X Urban Delivery Inc. (Food-X), to Walmart.ca customers in Metro Vancouver. Food-X helps Walmart fulfill last mile home delivery and — through shared warehousing and consolidation of orders — reduces waste, truck trips and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Walmart Canada will begin using the Food-X warehouse and delivery platform for online grocery shopping deliveries for Vancouver-area Walmart.ca customers in summer 2018.

“Consumer demand for online grocery shopping is growing and that means more trucks on the road.” said Peter van Stolk, CEO at SPUD. “We have built a best-in-class platform to get food from the supplier to the kitchen while reducing waste, lowering emissions and lowering cost. Now we’re offering Food-X to other companies who share a commitment to sustainability, efficiency and strong customer service.”

Food-X comprises of a soon-to-be completed 74,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art warehouse with proprietary technology SPUD has been refining for the past 20 years, providing SPUD customers in the Vancouver-area with local, healthy food and produce. The facility will also have several bio-digesters used to compost meat, produce, and compostable packaging. Food-X is part of the larger SPUD ecosystem that includes home delivery, small store retail, commissary/food preparation services and distribution. SPUD will continue to operate its facility on East Hastings and SPUD customers will continue to benefit from a world class online grocery service.
This agreement also expands on Walmart Canada’s commitment to make grocery shopping easier for customers in urban centres like Vancouver – where there may not be convenient access to a Walmart Supercentre – and for customers who prefer to shop online.

“We are always looking for new ways to offer convenience and choice to our customers so they can shop when they want and how they want at Walmart’s unbeatable prices,” said Lee Tappenden, CEO and President at Walmart Canada. “Our strategic collaboration with Food-X allows us to serve customers in the heart of Vancouver in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.”

When the service is up and running in summer 2018, Walmart customers will shop online at www.walmart.ca for Walmart products at Walmart’s low prices every day – all backed by a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee. Product assortment will include fresh groceries, including fruits and vegetables, 100% Canadian AAA Angus beef, pork and chicken and seafood, dairy, baked goods, deli and frozen foods. Customers will also have a selection of organic items to choose from. A Food-X truck will deliver groceries directly to customer’s home, as early as next-day.

About Food-X Urban Delivery Inc.
Food-X Urban Delivery Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery Inc. (SPUD). Founded in 1997 in Vancouver, SPUD has expanded into one of the largest online grocery companies in Canada, employing over 600 people across all its markets delivering fresh, local, organic produce and groceries. With a mission of changing the world one bite at a time and passion for a sustainable food system, SPUD’s goal is to use its connection to local and organic food to help improve the places where we live and work. From this vision, Be Fresh Local Market was proudly cultivated by SPUD, with the first store opening in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood in 2015. Be Fresh currently serves five local communities in Vancouver. In 2017, Blush Lane Organic Market joined the SPUD family supporting Edmonton and Calgary across five locations. SPUD is a leader in Western Canada’s local and organic food movement. For more information, visit www.foodx.ca.

About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 410 stores nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by 600,000 customers daily. With more than 85,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and is ranked one of the country’s top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada’s extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has raised and donated more than $300 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found at walmartcanada.cafacebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/walmartcanada.

Media Contacts:

Food-X:
Peter van Stolk
peter@foodx.ca

Walmart Canada:
Anika Malik
anika.malik@walmart.com

Source: Walmart Canada

Carrefour Poland’s C4 Retail Lab incubator recognised at the 2017 Heart Open Innovation Awards

Carrefour Poland’s C4 Retail Lab incubator recognised at the 2017 Heart Open Innovation Awards

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Poland’s C4 Retail Lab incubator, which started up in 2017, has got through to the finals of the Open Innovation Awards in the “Initiative” category.

The C4 Retail Lab was set up last year as part of Carrefour Poland’s omnichannel strategy. Its purpose is to look for and implement innovations for the whole mass merchandising sector, as well as supporting the development of entrepreneurship in Poland and fostering young talent. The incubator already has 12 start-ups and five projects are in the test phase.One of the first companies to join the C4 Retail Lab was Smart Cart – a Polish company which has developed a system that involves traditional shopping trolleys and self-service checkouts. The award given by the Heart Warsaw is the first that Carrefour’s incubator has received.

The 2017 Heart Open Innovation Awards is a competition for companies which innovate in collaboration with start-ups. Their aim is to showcase companies which use sources of external innovation, setting up partnerships and implementing the best solutions. The competition was organised by The Heart Warsaw, the European centre for cooperation between major groups and start-ups.

SOURCE: Carrefour Group

MEDIA CONTACT

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00
For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17
By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com

Sainsbury’s: Gemma Atkinson launches this year’s official Sport Relief merchandise

Sainsbury’s: Gemma Atkinson launches this year’s official Sport Relief merchandise

LONDON, 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dancing queen, Gemma Atkinson, has a wheelie good time in Sainsbury’s for Sport Relief.

The stunt was promoting the Sport Relief merchandise, available now in Sainsbury’s stores and online with at least 50 per cent of every sale going to Sport Relief. Gemma put her own spin on the everyday task in a four-wheeled routine which dazzled unsuspecting Sainsbury’s shoppers.

For the first time ever, Sport Relief is challenging the nation to beat a billion steps a day, every day from 17th-23rd March, tracking their progress through the brand-new Sport Relief app and looking the part in the official merchandise.

Gemma, who racked up her steps using the app – downloadable via the app store or sportrelief.com, said: “Dancing with a trolley is not as easy as it might look! There were a few near misses, but I had a lot of fun. I hope today has shown just how easy it is to get active, raise money and change lives this Sport Relief.

“So, on your next trip to Sainsbury’s, cha-cha down those aisles to pick up your Sport Relief merchandise and look the part doing your steps.”

Gemma was paired up with one of the store’s trolley collectors in Sainsbury’s Ashton Moss store, Manchester to learn the basics, then let loose in the car park to put her coordination to the test, impressing shoppers with the unusual routine.

One Sainsbury’s colleague who Gemma put in a spin was Lee Mottershead, 23 from Ashton-under-Lyne who said: “I wasn’t expecting to be dancing when I came into work today, least of all with Gemma Atkinson! We do something for Sport Relief in store every year, but nothing quite like this. It’s been really fun, Gemma was a great dance partner.”

Rachel Carrington, Sponsorship Manager at Sainsbury’s said: “We’ve been proud partners of Sport Relief for many years. In 2016, Sainsbury’s colleagues and customers raised over £7 million, making a huge difference to those in need. We’re hoping that our efforts this year will make an even bigger difference and are delighted to have Gemma on board to give this year’s campaign an extra push.”

Sainsbury’s is the official retailer of the Sport Relief merchandise. A donation from each sale will go towards helping vulnerable people across the UK and the world to live happier, healthier and safer lives.

SOURCE: Sainsbury’s

MEDIA CONTACT

press_office@sainsburys.co.uk or call 0207 695 7295.

Asda announces a cheesy twist on an Easter classic with the launch of NEW Cheester Egg

Asda announces a cheesy twist on an Easter classic with the launch of NEW Cheester Egg

LEEDS, UK, 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s the eternal question that continues to grip the nation – chocolate or cheese? With recent stats revealing 60%* of Brits would choose the sandwich staple over the sweet-shop favourite, Asda has hatched a plan to make this Easter the cheesiest Britain has ever seen.

A NEW Cheester Egg – that’s right, Cheester Egg – will be available for customers to take home from Asda stores from 16th March. The half egg-shaped cheese, half condiment product will offer the entire cheeseboard egg-sperience, with crumbly mini oatcake crackers and a sachet of sweet and sticky caremelised onion chutney all included – sweet dreams really are made of cheese!

This cheesy twist on an Easter classic has been crafted using Blacksticks Blue Cheese and is made using freshly sourced milk and traditional Farmhouse Dairy methods to create a delicious (top secret) Blacksticks recipe.

Ever versatile, the soft and crumbly blue cheese can be the centerpiece of a cheeseboard, deliciously spread onto hot cross buns for egg-sperimental sweet and savoury lovers, or fit perfectly into an Easter Egg hunt for real cheese lovers.

The Cheester Egg is the latest addition to Asda’s Easter offering, complete with traditional favourites to satisfy all Easter cravings.

James Clapham, commercial manager of Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses, says: “We’re a nation of cheese fanatics, so we know consumers will love the Cheester Egg. It’s an un-expected yet delicious twist on a traditional Easter favourite, and we can’t wait for Asda customers to enjoy our handmade quality blue cheese”.

Jo Miller, Asda’s head of cheese comments: “We’re so excited to launch the Cheester Egg. Following the incredible response to our Christmas cheese advent calendar, the Cheester Egg was the obvious next step to show our customers that we’re constantly listening and ensuring there’s something for everyone at Asda this Easter.”

The NEW Blacksticks Blue Cheester Egg is available in Asda stores from 16th March. Please see http://butlerscheeses.co.uk/for further details and use @asda @ButlersCheese #BlacksticksBlue when posting on social.

Meijer’s advertising team won 30 awards at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of West Michigan’s annual ADDY® Awards

Retailer’s 2017 ad campaigns lauded by West Michigan’s advertising community

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer announced today that its advertising team won big at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of West Michigan’s annual ADDY® Awards with a record 30 awards.

The retailer’s in-house creative team earned accolades for a variety of 2017 creative advertising campaigns in multiple categories, including The Hambassador social media campaign, Grocery Store Love Songs radio commercial, and its Come Home television commercial.

“I am incredibly proud of our talented Meijer creative team who delivered such a range of outstanding work that engaged and inspired our customers in 2017,” said Lisa Henriksen, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “It’s quite a testament to their talent, collaboration and hard work to be recognized to that extent by our industry colleagues.”

Meijer received the following ADDY Awards, which is the industry’s largest and most representative competition:

  • Gold, Photography Campaign: Halloween Food
  • Gold, Social Media Campaign: The Hambassador
  • Silver, Illustration Series: Holiday Gift Cards
  • Silver, Photography Campaign: Easter Ham Photography
  • Silver, Photography Campaign: Halloween Cocktail Photography
  • Silver, Social Media Single Execution: Coach McCarthy – Cans
  • Silver, Social Media Single Execution: Coach McCarthy – Garbage
  • Silver, Social Media Single Execution: The Hambassador – Basket
  • Silver, Social Media Single Execution: The Hambassador – Tablescape
  • Silver, Social Media Campaign: Coach McCarthy
  • Silver, Out-of-Home Multiple Installation: Halloween In-Store
  • Silver, Regional/National Television Commercial: Come Home
  • Silver, Regional/National Television Commercial: Meijer Beer – Founders
  • Silver, Regional/National Television Commercial: Meijer Beer – Leinenkugel’s
  • Bronze, Social Media Single Execution: Farmer to Table – Cabbage
  • Bronze, Social Media Campaign: Come Home
  • Bronze, Social Media Campaign: Halloween Scary Candy Scenes
  • Bronze, Social Media Campaign: Meijer Basket(ball)
  • Bronze, Social Media Campaign: Style for Every BODY
  • Bronze, Copywriting: Tender Meat Matching
  • Bronze, Website-Based App: Tender Meat Matching
  • Bronze, Point of Purchase: Purple Cow Display
  • Bronze, Branded Content & Entertainment: ArtPrize Palate
  • Bronze, Out-of-Home Multiple Installations: Meijer Little Caesars Arena
  • Bronze, Out-of-Home Multiple Installations: Mercato Italiano
  • Bronze, Print Campaign: Never Saw the Light of Day – Purple Cow
  • Bronze, Regional/National Radio Commercial :30 Seconds or Less: Grocery Store Love Songs Radio
  • Bronze, Integrated Advertising Campaign – Regional/National – Consumer: Mercato Italiano
  • Bronze, Integrated Advertising Campaign – Regional/National – Consumer: Oh My Gourd
  • Bronze, Cinematography: Farmer to Table: Cabbage

About Meijer:

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 235 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.

SOURCE:  Meijer

Contact: Christina Fecher, 616-735-7968, christina.fecher@meijer.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contact:

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

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

Source: Perry Ellis International Inc./globenewswire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Gap

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

About Sarah Jessica Parker

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

MEDIA CONTACT:
press@gap.com

SOURCE: Gap Inc.

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*IBM Institute for Business Value, Uniquely Generation Z

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

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

Source: J. C. Penney Company, Inc.

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Diebold Nixdorf to showcase solutions for the future of shopping at EuroCIS

Storevolution™ program introduces new technologies throughout the consumer journey

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY, 2018-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — At EuroCIS, the leading trade fair for retail technology, Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD) – the world leader in driving connected commerce – will present state-of-the-art technologies that enable intuitive journeys for shoppers across all channels and optimize the in-store experience. As part of its Storevolution™ consumer-centric approach, the company will showcase solutions for the future of shopping from February 27 to March 1 at Stand C26 in Hall 9.

Today’s retailers must be able to implement new touchpoints and technological applications quickly. This is where Diebold Nixdorf’s Storevolution™ program comes in: Customer centricity, store digitalization and high connectivity form the cornerstones of future-oriented retailing. A store-as-a-service offer that ensures technologies from various providers are supplied quickly and operated reliably can secure a retailer’s long-term success. For this reason, Diebold Nixdorf will place its focus at EuroCIS on innovations that cover all the processes along the customer journey.

    • In terms of implementing new customer journeys: “Scan & Go” is an option enabling consumers to use a mobile scanner to scan their goods themselves and pay for them at a self-service terminal when they leave the store. The advantage: All scanned items can conveniently be placed directly in a bag while shopping. Diebold Nixdorf supports this form of self-scanning with its new software solution Vynamic™ Mobile Shopper as well as with mobile hand-held scanners available in the stores. For consumers who want to use their own smartphone as a scanner, Diebold Nixdorf offers the Vynamic Mobile Shopper app, which enables customers to use their smartphones to scan items themselves. With “Pick, Pack & Pay,” Diebold Nixdorf introduces a consumer journey that makes it possible to quickly register items while not having to scan them. The use of RFID tags on the product or NFC tags that have been integrated into the shelf or electronic shelf labels allows the data of each item in the whole shopping basket to be digitally registered and forwarded to a payment station. At the station, customers then pay electronically or with cash, at which point they are given a receipt imprinted with a barcode that enables them to open an exit gate to depart the store.
    • The new, cloud-based software-as-a-service solution Vynamic Engage lays the foundation for cross-channel promotions and real-time campaigns that improve the shopping experience at every touchpoint. By capturing, combining and analyzing customer data, Vynamic Engage generates comprehensive customer profiles, enables retailers to personally address customers on the basis of earlier shopping patterns, promotes customer loyalty and ultimately creates higher revenues.
    • Diebold Nixdorf is also showcasing its proven BEETLE POS portfolio, including the BEETLE /iSCAN eXpress Hybrid – a checkout solution the customer or the cashier can operate. An additional monitor and a customer-facing scanner make it easy to switch between staff-operated and self-service mode depending on customer traffic, the number of items in the shopping basket and the availability of cashiers. Additionally, the BEETLE /iSCAN EASY SCO allows customers to scan items and pay for them either electronically or with cash. New features include the integrated recycling modules for coins and banknotes that automate cash handling. Together with a note recycler located in the store’s cash office, these modules lay the foundation for automated banknote processing.  Diebold Nixdorf is also showcasing two new all-in-one BEETLE /iPOS systems and has extended its portfolio to include a new payment solution based on a 6″ tablet that can be used anywhere in the store.
    • For its new generation of reverse vending systems, Diebold Nixdorf offers its customers CONCENTRATE (CONtrol CENter of TRAnsaction iTEms) – a modern fleet-management tool that condenses a variety of operational data into meaningful graphics and statistics. This enables store managers to monitor the status and performance of all installed systems through a Web interface both from their office and on the go. “In the digital age, consumers expect a personalized, networked and convenient shopping experience,” says Mark Brewer, senior vice president and managing director, Global Retail at Diebold Nixdorf. “Diebold Nixdorf’s software suite, extensive automation solutions, and services geared specifically to retail processes, help retail companies create better, sustainable customer experiences.”

About Diebold Nixdorf

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 23,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol ‘DBD’. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

Contact(s):

Ulrich Nolte
Media Relations – Germany
Email: ulrich.nolte@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: +49 5251 693 5211

Steve Virostek
Investor Relations
Email: steve.virostek@dieboldnixdorf.com
Phone: 330-490-6319

Source: Diebold Nixdorf

Ben & Jerry’s Celebrates 11 Years of Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream

Ben & Jerry’s Celebrates 11 Years of Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream

 

BURLINGTON, Vt., 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — While many people are aware that Stephen Colbert has his own Ben & Jerry’s flavor, what they aren’t aware of is that Colbert—since day one—has donated all of his proceeds (over 2 million dollars since the flavor was unveiled in 2007) to those in need. And, being Stephen Colbert, he does so in a fun, thoughtful, and deliberate manner.

“Thank you for making a show that people like enough to buy an ice cream flavor associated with it,” said Colbert to a recent meeting of Late Show staffers. Since year one, Stephen has involved his staff in the donation process.  Each staff member may nominate a non-profit organization as a recipient of the pint proceeds. To highlight the story, Ben & Jerry’s has released a video showing exactly how the process works and how the money is distributed.

The late-night host joined forces with Ben & Jerry’s 11 years ago when the ice cream maker launched Americone Dream, a flavor of admiration for the quick-witted comedian who was about to explode to the top of pop culture.

The name “Americone Dream” was a tongue -in-cheek nod to the faux pundit that would soon result in a spoon-in-mouth love affair for Americans. As Colbert said at the 2007 launch: “Now you can enjoy me internally as well as externally.” The flavor was first unveiled in a patriotic pint package, and the concoction, vanilla ice cream with fudge covered waffle cones and a caramel swirl, became an instant hit. Colbert’s flavor is one of three (along with the iconic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cherry Garcia) to be featured in pints, bulk (available in the company’s franchised Scoop Shops), Pint Slices (a novelty released in 2017), mini cups, and even quarts. The fan favorite has held its position in the upper echelon of Ben & Jerry’s top ten since its introduction.

What’s next? A new look for the pint design. Yes, even Colbert’s packaging continues to evolve from the original red, white and blue to the newest version hitting the shelves in 2018 with Stephen’s Late Show image. More charities will also reap the benefits of Colbert’s kindness as 2017 was the biggest yield to date – the flavor just keeps getting more popular.

About Ben & Jerry’s
As an aspiring social justice company, Ben & Jerry’s believes in a greater calling than simply making a profit for selling its goods. The company produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality ingredients. Ben & Jerry’s incorporates its vision of Linked Prosperity into its business practices in a number of ways including a focus on values-led sourcing. In 2015 the company completed its transition to using entirely non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients by source as well as to fully source Fairtrade-certified ingredients wherever possible, which benefits farmers in developing countries. Ben and Jerry’s products are distributed in 35 countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Ben & Jerry’s became a certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) in 2012. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation’s employee-led grant programs totaled $2.5MM in 2017 to support grassroots organizing for social and environmental justice around the country.

Media inquiries, please contact:
Laura.Peterson@benjerry.com
802.923.2679

Lindsay.Bumps@benjerry.com
802.923.2428

SOURCE: Ben & Jerry’s

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SPAR Switzerland launches new customer loyalty card “SPAR Friends”

SPAR Switzerland launches new customer loyalty card “SPAR Friends”

 

Switzerland, 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Switzerland has launched a new customer loyalty card “SPAR Friends” in all SPAR Supermarkets in the country, providing numerous benefits to cardholders.

Every week, SPAR Friends cardholders can enjoy discounts on products and every thousandth customer shopping with the SPAR Friends card receives a full refund of that transaction. A few very lucky cardholders will also stand the chance of winning one of 20 emission-free BMW i3 or Mini Cooper cars. The winners will be randomly drawn from the list of all SPAR Friends cardholders at the end of May.

The card does not require point collecting – customers benefit with each purchase at the cash register. Each week, in addition to the many SPAR promotions, SPAR Friends benefit from an additional four to five products available at promotional prices and featured instore.

The SPAR Friends customer card, which can also be used as a keychain, is available to all SPAR Switzerland customers aged 16 and older and can be found in any SPAR Supermarket in the country. All shoppers have to do is provide their name and e-mail address. If cardholders also indicate their home address, they will also receive at no cost the quarterly SPAR magazine featuring recipes, valuable promotional information and other interesting tips.

Read more news from SPAR Switzerland

About SPAR Switzerland

SPAR Switzerland, originally an independent family-owned company with a local shareholder structure, was founded in 1989, when it was granted the licence by SPAR International to operate the brand.

In 2000, the family-owned business was transformed into a holding company with three operating companies: SPAR Handels AG, TopCC AG and SPAR Management AG. This move helped to give the company a modern, future-oriented structure. The business has recorded steady growth over the years, combining corporate and independently owned stores, spanning forecourt retailing to large supermarkets.

Contact:

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

Source: Spar International

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George at Asda launches a brand new collection of unicorn inspired products for older audiences

George at Asda launches a brand new collection of unicorn inspired products for older audiences

 

  • George at Asda have launched a brand new unicorn range after seeing rise in demand from older audiences
  • The George website saw 79,000 unicorn searches in December 2017 with another 12,700 searches in the first week of January 2018

LEEDS, UK, 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — After seeing huge demand from older audiences and nearly 80,000 searches for the mythical creature in December, George at Asda has launched a brand new collection of unicorn inspired products, geared towards nostalgic adults.

Whilst the unicorn is still very much the focal point, stars, clouds and rainbows in addition to metallic and iridescent finishes expand the theme for this collection, making the range incredibly Instagram-worthy.

The range features everything from dinnerware, cushions, crockery and glassware, bathroom accessories and even ornaments. With an air of whimsical chic, the range is perfect for the trend orientated Millennials whose demand inspired the range.

The collection falls under ‘Cosmic Retro’, one of the six core trends for 2018 as highlighted by George Homeware Designer and Interiors Guru, Natalie Ratcliffe.

Natalie said: “This is the third unicorn range for George and we fully expect this one to be as successful, if not more so, than the previous.

“The difference in this range is that we’ve responded to the overwhelming demand for a more ‘grown-up’ selection of products, and given the customers exactly what they want – the unicorn has officially graduated, in terms of style, for 2018.

“We knew nostalgia would be a key player this year as part of Cosmic Retro but the unicorn as a standalone micro trend is still going from strength to strength, so for all those unicorn fans out there, you’ve got a lot to look forward to.”

Cosmic Retro Trend

Cosmic Retro is the unicorn of 2018 with its juxtaposition of space age and retro, think disco balls, iridescent metals, astrology and sequins, this trend provides new nostalgia. With space tourism something we could see in this lifetime and advances in tech, our interest in space, the galaxy and the stars has been renewed and this trend fully embodies a dreamlike wonderment.

The colour scheme is taken straight from the skies with black, the entire spectrum of purple and silver being the palette for the entire trend. Coloured marble, crystals, iridescent acrylic and high shine metallic metals are prominent whilst prints are inspired by horoscopes, the constellations and astronauts.

For 90s kids, it’s a revival of their childhood, for Generation Z it’s the newest in a line of social media friendly interiors, sure to be a hit on Instagram.

The new range is on-sale at Asda stores and online at www.george.com

Source: ASDA

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Wendy’s introduces the new Smoky Mushroom Bacon Cheeseburger

Wendy’s introduces the new Smoky Mushroom Bacon Cheeseburger

 

DUBLIN, Ohio, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Can’t get enough of Wendy’s fresh beef? Say no more! Wendy’s is introducing what could be the most craveable cheeseburger to hit fast food menus. The new Smoky Mushroom Bacon Cheeseburger and Baked Potato takes deliciously different to a whole new level.

Wendy’s never-ending passion to serve the best hamburgers in the business extends beyond fresh beef1. The Smoky Mushroom Bacon Cheeseburger has every flavor you could crave on one bun, featuring smoky, sautéed portabella mushrooms, melted asiago cheese, crispy Applewood smoked bacon and crunchy fried onions atop of juicy, fresh never frozen beef (#duh). For those craving the same great taste sans beef, Wendy’s Smoky Mushroom Bacon Potato is loaded with sautéed portabella mushrooms, cheddar cheese sauce and crispy Applewood smoked bacon.

Check out Wendy’s The Square Deal Blog for the inside scoop on what inspired this delectably craveable sandwich.

Guests can purchase the Smoky Mushroom Bacon Cheeseburger for $4.992 and the Smoky Mushroom Bacon Potato for $2.992. Both menu additions will be available for a limited time, so savor it while you can!

1 Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Canada, and Alaska.
2 At participating locations. Prices may vary.

About The Wendy’s Company
The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is the world’s third-largest quick-service hamburger company. The Wendy’s system includes approximately 6,600 franchise and Company-operated restaurants in the United States and 30 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information, visit www.aboutwendys.com

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

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

SOURCE: The Wendy’s Company

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Stockmann is now on WeChat’s Shopping section

Stockmann is now on WeChat’s Shopping section

 

Helsinki, Finland, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The popular Chinese WeChat application received its own Helsinki mini-application on the Chinese New Year’s Day on February 15 2018. Stockmann is one of the first companies in the app’s Shopping section.

Stockmann offers a discount coupon through the WeChat application. By showing the Stockmann discount coupon Chinese tourists can get a tourist discount for the products they buy.

“Chinese tourists are the fastest growing group and they represent, after Russians, Stockmann’s second largest tourist group in tax free purchases outside the EU. We want to offer even better customer service to Chinese tourists by WeChat”, explains Anna Salmi, Stockmann’s Chief Customer Officer .

WeChat Helsinki application offers information on sights, services and events as well as an interactive map. Users can also make a travel plan in the service. WeChat is currently being used by more than 960 million people.

Last autumn, Stockmann also introduced China’s most popular mobile payment service, Alipay, providing an easy, safe, and convenient way to pay for mobile payments. Read more.

For more information:
Anna Salmi
Chief Customer Officer
Stockmann
tel. +358 9 121 9459

Source: Stockmann

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Beyond Meat brings plant-based juicy sausages to Schaller’s Stube customers in New York City

SAUSAGE CONNOISSEUR, SCHALLER’S STUBE, PRAISES BEYOND MEAT’S REVOLUTIONARY NEW SAUSAGE LINE

NEW YORK, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (February 16, 2018), New Yorkers will have a new option to satisfy their craving for juicy sausages at Schaller’s Stube on the Upper East Side. Beyond Meat – the brand that created the game changing Beyond Burger – is bringing a plant-based breakthrough to Schaller’s Stube customers: Beyond Sausage. This new creation promises to deliver on the taste, texture, and look of pork sausage but with less saturated and total fat .*

“We’re always looking for ways to offer our customers something new and delicious, and have seen a significant increase in requests for alternative protein options. It just so happens, Beyond Sausage is the first one we’ve tried that actually tastes like the real deal,” added Jeremy Schaller, owner of Schaller’s Stube. “I love all pork sausages but this is definitely something that I would add to my weekly lunch rotation. I think our customers – carnivores and vegans alike – will feel the same way.”

In keeping with Beyond Meat’s promise to create better-for-you protein options, Beyond Sausage is launching in three flavors: Original Bratwurst, Hot Italian and Sweet Italian. With 16g of protein per link, more than that of traditional pork sausage, Beyond Sausage is a hearty option that will satisfy New York’s meaty appetites. Beginning today, Schaller’s Stube will offer these varieties in three mouthwatering builds:

• The Beyond Classic ($10) showcases the flavors of Berlin with a Beyond Sausage Bratwurst classically paired with sauerkraut and Dusseldorf mustard
• The Bahn-Meat ($12) brings the heat with a Beyond Sausage Hot Italian topped with daikon-carrot slaw, cucumber, fresh jalapeno, cilantro and sriracha aioli
• The Sweet Sicilian ($11) is layered with savory satisfaction pairing a Beyond Sausage Sweet Italian drizzled with a balsamic reduction, sautéed peppers, caramelized onions and fresh Italian parsley
The Beyond Sausage links can also be swapped for any build on the Schaller’s Stube menu.

“In keeping with our vision for enabling people to Eat What They Love™ while enjoying the health benefits of plant-based foods, we are pleased to bring Beyond Sausage to New York by way of Schaller’s Stube,” said Ethan Brown, CEO of Beyond Meat. “With Schaller’s 80 years of tradition and experience serving sausage, we are honored to launch Beyond Sausage amidst their rich culinary and cultural history.”

In 1937, Schaller & Weber opened its doors with the intent to cater to the German immigrants in the Yorkville neighborhood. Originally a butcher shop where patrons could purchase cured meats and wursts, third generation owner, Jeremy Schaller decided it was time to expand the legacy to cater to present-day Yorkville. In 2014 he, along with his business partner Jesse Denes, opened the adjacent Schaller’s Stube Sausage Bar, a quick service outlet churning out German classics along with chef curated builds inspired by local and ethnic flavors.

Following its New York debut, Beyond Sausage will continue to pop up at meat-centric locations around the country, soon satisfying the cravings of sausage lovers nationwide.

Hailed as a miracle of modern meatiness, Beyond Sausage is the first sausage you actually want to know how it’s made. A blend of pea, fava bean and rice provide the protein, while trace amounts of beet juice lend the meaty red color. Coconut oil ensures mouth-watering juiciness, all wrapped in a 100% plant-based casing derived from algae. A first of its kind, Beyond Sausage has no GMOs, soy or gluten.

BUILDING THE FUTURE OF PROTEIN

Plant-based leader, Beyond Meat, most recently announced the construction of its new Manhattan Beach Project research and innovation facility in Los Angeles. A seven-fold increase of the existing R&D footprint, the new state-of-the-art facility is projected to triple current pilot capabilities and reduce production scale up timelines in as much as half. Bringing together the best and brightest scientists, engineers, food technologists, chefs, and researchers, they work together in service of a single goal: perfectly build a piece of meat directly from plants.

ABOUT BEYOND MEAT

Based in Los Angeles, California, Beyond Meat is a privately held company with a mission of building meat directly from plants. Investors include Bill Gates, actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio, Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, Kleiner Perkins, former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson, Honest Tea founder Seth Goldman, Humane Society of the United States, and Tyson Foods. To stay up to date on the latest, visit www.BeyondMeat.com and follow @BeyondMeat, #BeyondBurger, #BeyondSausage and #FutureOfProtein on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

*Based on a per cooked link comparison of Beyond Sausage and the leading brand of brat-style pork sausage

Press Inquiries:
M Booth: beyondmeat@mbooth.com

Source: BEYOND MEAT

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts introduces Hershey’s Gold Doughnut, available for a limited-time only

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts introduces Hershey’s Gold Doughnut, available for a limited-time only

 

Iconic Original Glazed® Doughnut is topped with HERSHEY’S GOLD Bar, the fourth flavor in the history of the brand, and will be available for a limited-time

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and The Hershey Company are at it again, announcing a delicious creation that is as good as gold – the Hershey’s Gold Doughnut, which will be available for a limited-time beginning today (February 19, 2018) at participating Krispy Kreme shops in the U.S.

The Hershey’s Gold Doughnut is a delicious pairing of Krispy Kreme’s iconic Original Glazed Doughnut, topped with pieces of the new Hershey’s Gold bar and a salted caramel icing. This salty sweet doughnut flavor will surprise taste buds with every bite.

The recently introduced Hershey’s Gold bar – only the fourth bar flavor in the brand’s 117-year history – has a caramelized creme base, including salty peanuts and pretzel bits to give consumers a sweet, buttery smooth taste, topped off with a crunchy finish.

Last year, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and The Hershey Company partnered to introduce the wildly popular Krispy Kreme Reese’s Peanut Butter Doughnut.

“One of the ways we bring joy to our customers is by innovating to create unique doughnuts that only Krispy Kreme Doughnuts can deliver. We’ve created the perfect balance between smooth and crunchy by including actual pieces of the salty sweet Hershey’s Gold bar on our Original Glazed Doughnut,” said Jackie Woodward, Chief Marketing Officer of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

Go to krispykreme.com/hersheysgold to find a participating Krispy Kreme shop near you. Share your ultimate Hershey’s Gold Doughnut experience on social by tagging @krispykreme and using the hashtag #HersheysGold.

About Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation is a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Krispy Kreme doughnuts can be found in approximately 12,000 grocery, convenience and mass merchant stores in the U.S. The Company has more than 1,300 retail shops in 31 countries. Connect with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at www.KrispyKreme.com, or on one of its many social media channels, including www.Facebook.com/KrispyKreme, and www.Twitter.com/KrispyKreme.

Contact:
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
Cassie Williams
336-733-3793
Manager of Integrated Communications
cwilliams@krispykreme.com

Source: Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

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Amazon Rewards Visa Cardmembers can now enjoy even more rewards when shopping at Whole Foods Market

Amazon Rewards Visa Cardmembers can now enjoy even more rewards when shopping at Whole Foods Market

 

Amazon Rewards Visa Cardmembers will now earn even more rewards on Whole Foods Market purchases

SEATTLE and AUSTIN, Texas, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc., Chase, and Whole Foods Market today (February 20, 2018) announced that Amazon Rewards Visa Cardmembers can now enjoy even more rewards when shopping at Whole Foods Market on everything from animal welfare-rated meat to sustainably caught wild and responsibly farmed seafood to a vast selection of local, Whole Trade® and organic produce. Starting today, eligible Prime members will earn 5% Back on Whole Foods Market purchases when using the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card, in addition to the rewards they already receive everywhere else they shop, including 5% Back on all Amazon.com purchases, 2% Back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores, and 1% Back on all other purchases.

Cardmembers who are not eligible Prime members will now earn 3% Back on Whole Foods Market purchases when using the Amazon Rewards Visa Card, in addition to the rewards they already receive everywhere else they shop, including 3% Back on all Amazon.com purchases, 2% Back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores, and 1% Back on all other purchases.

“We are excited to launch the Amazon Rewards Visa Card in our stores, offering benefits to our customers on all of their purchases at Whole Foods Market,” said John Mackey, Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO.

“We’ve seen incredible excitement and adoption around our Amazon Rewards Visa Credit Cards and are thrilled to partner with Amazon and Whole Foods Market to bring even more rewards to our joint cardmembers,” said Leslie Gillin, President, Chase Co-Brand Cards.

Key Benefits of the Amazon Rewards Visa Card:

  • *New –  5% Back on Whole Foods Market purchases with an eligible Prime membership; otherwise 3% Back
  • 5% Back at Amazon.com with an eligible Prime membership; otherwise 3% Back
  • 2% Back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores
  • 1% Back on all other purchases
  • No cap on rewards earned
  • Rewards never expire and are redeemable, as long as their account is open, on hundreds of millions of products at Amazon.com
  • No foreign transaction fees when traveling abroad or for cross-border shopping
  • No annual credit card fee
  • Zero fraud liability
  • Benefits including travel and purchase protections, as well as 24/7 concierge service, through Visa Signature

From lowering prices on popular items and delivering everyday staples and locally sourced items through Prime Now to rewarding customers for shopping Whole Foods Market’s quality products, the Amazon Rewards Credit Cards are another way both companies are working together to improve the lives of customers. Whole Foods Market and Amazon will together continue innovating to provide customers with a great shopping experience, in-store offerings, and lower prices.

To learn more about the Amazon Rewards Visa Cards visit: amazon.com/amazonvisa.

Contact:
SOmedia@wholefoods.com

Source: Whole Foods Market

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