Carrefour Belgium enhances its app with new functions

Carrefour Belgium enhances its app with new functions

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Belgium has added even more functions to its app in a bid to make life easier for its customers. No more printing out – everything happens online.

We used to have plastic loyalty cards and paper discount coupons. Then we had computerised cards and coupons, but they still had to be shown to the checkout staff. Now Carrefour is going even further, adding a series of extremely practical new functions to its app in Belgium.

New features:
– The coupons are automatically displayed in the app. They just need to be activated so the checkout takes them into account when the customer shows their loyalty card.
– The application displays the number of bonus points that the customer has. Virtual cheques can be created in just a few clicks in the app and are used automatically when the customer goes to the checkout.
– Customers can use the app to choose their favourite special offers by selecting appealing supplier cheques. Then when they want to use them, they just have to tick the relevant boxes so that system takes them into account when they go to the checkout.
– The app can display a log of all purchases made in store, as well as orders placed online. Customers can search for and select their favourite products. They can complete, amend and place orders online, or send orders to a third person tasked with doing their shopping for them.
– The app can tell customers in which store a particular product is available.
– If the customer wants, the Carrefour app can let them know when their 250 favourite products are on special offer.

SOURCE: Carrefour Group

MEDIA CONTACT

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

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By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com

FlowerAura brings better delivery system and vendor interaction with the launch of Instanto App

DELHI, India, 2018-Jan-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — FlowerAura, one of the leading online gift portals in India with a network of vendors across 200+ cities has recently launched Instanto, an easy-to-use app that focuses on better delivery system and vendor interaction.

Instanto, as the name suggests, is an application to provide timely delivery of flowers and hampers by a real time tracking system of delivery boys. This app is especially built to curb the delay in the delivery and subsequently, the complaint ratio. The company’s spokesperson reveals, “This app is a step ahead for the company and keeping the ultimate motive in mind that is, customer satisfaction, Instanto shall play the function of building trust amongst customers by capturing pictures on delivery (with due permission of the customer) and help provide product acknowledgement.”

Instanto would be adept in tracking the updates of products by vendors. Real time location of delivery shall, however, remain the major plus point of the app. The company believes that it shall help analyse the order geographical dimensions for further expansion and franchisee options. The app shall play a factor in bringing the customer trust and loyalty to another level. With 90% on-time order completion rate , FlowerAura believes Instanto shall help it grow beyond 95% in the coming times. The app shall begin the function in major metro cities till Valentine’s and other cities post Valentine’s.

FlowerAura recently had a tie-up with 120+ more vendors across the country to give an uncompromising service to its customers and double its sales numbers during the Valentine season. Also, with an amazing assortment of Valentine gifts for her and him, the company has set an exclusivity to the love expression. That stated, it has added 400+ Valentine gifts on the portal and widened its range and has recently opened 9 franchisees in India to operate with a dual delivery model.

via EPR Network

Baskin-Robbins celebrates first year anniversary of its App

Baskin-Robbins celebrates first year anniversary of its App

 

CANTON, MA, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — This month, Baskin-Robbins is celebrating its one year App Anniversary! Just one year ago, we launched the Baskin-Robbins Mobile App for iOS and Android. To celebrate, we wanted to give Baskin-Robbins guests the inside scoop on our mobile app.

Upon downloading and registering for the free app on any iOS or Android device, guests will receive a mobile coupon for a free, regular-sized scoop of Baskin-Robbins ice cream 24 hours later. It is not too late to enjoy this free treat this summer!

This app not only provides a free scoop for new users. In an effort to find new innovative ways to enhance our guest experience, the Baskin-Robbins Mobile App provides guests with a variety of helpful features, including:

  • Access deals and coupons: App users will receive various mobile coupons and deals; including deals that are only available through the Baskin-Robbins Mobile App.
  • Purchase and reload Baskin-Robbins gift cards: Guests can add existing Baskin-Robbins gift cards, purchase new virtual Baskin-Robbins cards directly from the app and add money to an existing card.
  • Purchase and send Baskin-Robbins Gift Cards to friends and family: The Baskin-Robbins Mobile App allows guests to gift the joy of ice cream by purchasing virtual Baskin-Robbins cards and sharing them with friends and family to make someone’s day a bit sweeter. Baskin-Robbins cards can be sent in denominations between $2 and $100.
  • Current and upcoming promotions and events: App users can stay informed on various Baskin-Robbins promotions and events throughout the year, including the current Flavor of the Month.
  • Locate the nearest Baskin-Robbins shop: A detailed store locator makes it easy to find directions and information about local Baskin-Robbins locations, including shop hours, online cake ordering availability, product offerings and more.
  • Browse the menu and sort frozen treats by nutritional preferences: The Baskin-Robbins Mobile App allows guests to easily browse the menu, including the brand’s classic and new ice cream flavors and frozen treats and sort by nutritional preferences. Guests can also view nutrition facts for some of their favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors, sundaes, frozen beverages and desserts.

What is your favorite part of the Baskin-Robbins App? Let us know on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

To stay up to date on all things Baskin-Robbins, sign up for our email news alerts at news.baskinrobbins.com/alerts.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Dunkin’ Brands Media Relations
Email: press@dunkinbrands.com

Source: Baskin-Robbins

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The RideConnected motorcycle communication App now available for free in the iTunes and Google Play Stores

IRVINE, Calif., 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., the global leader in Bluetooth innovation for the motorsports, action sports and outdoor sports lifestyles, has announced today the release of the RideConnected App. The RideConnected App for motorcycle riding will connect multiple riders across the globe through their Sena Bluetooth headsets. Riders may now connect with more riders than ever before through any Sena Bluetooth headset with the RideConnected App.

The RideConnected motorcycle communication App, created for both iOS and Android phones, will be available for free in the iTunes and Google Play Stores. Not only will riders no longer be limited by range, the amount intercom connections between riders are virtually limitless when within LTE range of their mobile carrier. Compatible with all Sena Bluetooth headsets, the RideConnected App offers more freedom than ever. As long as you are connected to WiFi, or a mobile network, you may now communicate over any distance, and with multiple riders.

Set up your own personal profile and navigate through the features of the RideConnected App with ease. Simply create different teams, and invite friends to create their own profile on the App through SMS message, GPS, or by providing them with your unique four-digit code. Users may also use the existing voice prompts of their Sena Bluetooth 4.1 headsets to operate the RideConnected App.

The App will be the first of many added benefits designed for Sena users. Sena is always looking for ways to benefit its loyal community of riders, and improve upon communication and connectivity. The RideConnected App for motorcycle and cycling communication is Sena’s solution to sticky communication situations while on the road.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Bon APPetit! HMSHost Launches Host2Coast App Featuring Dining Offerings at Airports across North America

Bethesda, Md., 2016-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the industry leader in culinary innovation, with more than 2,000 dining locations in airports from coast to coast, global restaurateur HMSHost launched a new mobile app for the convenience of travelers throughout North America. Host2Coast offers travelers the ability to easily locate dining options near them, view menus, and even pre-order their food at select locations. Host2Coast is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Travelers are always looking for ways to make their trips less stressful. The free mobile app Host2Coast makes it easy for travelers to better manage their time while at the airport. Travelers are able to find the nearest HMSHost-operated restaurant to their current location, view full restaurant menus, and pre-order and pay for their food from select restaurants directly through the app. Upcoming features will also include promotional offers, loyalty offerings, and trip details, among others.

“Host2Coast is the most comprehensive airport restaurant app available with information on thousands of food and dining locations in airports from coast to coast,” said HMSHost President and CEO Steve Johnson. “With Host2Coast, HMSHost is meeting the travelers’ demand for convenience and speed of service by putting information directly in their hands while still providing great in-person customer service when they arrive at one of our dining locations. Host2Coast, the first app of its kind to be created by a food & beverage operator, is another way HMSHost is elevating the guest experience at airports.”

The initial launch of Host2Coast pre-order dining capabilities include select HMSHost-operated restaurants at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Miami International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport.

Host2Coast will continue to roll out across airports in North America over the coming year. Through frequent upcoming enhancements, the app will continue to expand the number of participating airport restaurants where travelers can conveniently pre-order and pay for their food right from the app.

Throughout the next year, the app will evolve with new features including a loyalty program and additional traveler information that makes Host2Coast a key app for any traveler. Based on traveler feedback, HMSHost is also partnering with other mobile travel app providers to enhance Host2Coast’s capabilities to further improve the overall traveler experience.

HMSHost is dedicated to improving the traveler experience with innovative ideas, not only through technology, but also through high quality hospitality, exceptional guest service, access to leading dining options, and unique traveler experiences and culinary events such as the first-of-its-kind Airport Restaurant Month and the Channel Your Inner Chef cooking competition. To learn more about HMSHost’s vision for the industry, visit the company’s innovation webpage and watch Innovation in Action.

HMSHost Leading the Industry

HMSHost has been recognized by the industry as the top provider of travel dining with awards such as 2016 Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator (for the ninth consecutive year) and Food Operator with the Highest Regard for Customer Service (for the seventh year) by Airport Revenue News. HMSHost has also been recognized by Airports Council International-North America, receiving First Place for Best New Food and Beverage (Full-Service Concept) for 1897 Market at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and First Place for Best Innovative Consumer Experience Concept for its Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

About HMSHost

Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe, including 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.8 billion and employs more than 37,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of around €4.3 billion in 2015, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,200 stores in over 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.

 

Contact:

Lina Mizerek

HMSHost

Lina.Mizerek@HMSHost.com

240.694.4196

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ABBYY Mobile announces 90% off on Productivity and language Apps

abby-black-fridayMilpitas, CA, 2016-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Black Friday is a long-awaited day for everyone who doesn’t want to pass up a good deal. This year ABBYY Mobile has prepared some great Black Friday discounts for its productivity and language apps.

Productivity apps:

Business Card Reader Plus for iOS – 90% off: $3.99 instead of $39.99
Business Card Reader Pro for Android – 70% off: $3.99 instead of $14.99

Convert paper business cards to digital with a single tap, manage, export and use them effectively on your smartphone or Apple Watch. Featured by the New Your Times, CNN and The Telegraph.

FineScanner Pro for iOS and Android – 90% off: $3.99 instead of $39.99

Make high-quality electronic copies in PDF or JPEG and convert printed text on them in 193 languages to MS Word, Excel and more. Best mobile scanner according to LifeHacker, editor’s choice at PCMag, featured on Discovery.
TextGrabber + Translator for iOS – 80% off: $0.99 instead of $4.99
TextGrabber + Translator for Android – 90% off: $0.99 instead of $9.99

Capture printed text in 60+ languages and translate it into 100+ languages. Digitize and recognize text from books, magazines, ads, and timetables on the go. Featured by Business Insider and LifeHacker.

Bundle:

Black Friday Bundle: TextGrabber + FineScanner Pro – 90% off: $3.99 instead of $41.99

Language apps:

Larousse Spanish Basic for iOS – 50% off: $0.99 instead of $1.99 (Americas only)
Larousse Spanish Advanced for iOS – 60% off: $1.99 instead of $4.99 (Americas only)
Spanish Advanced set of Larousse dictionaries – 50% off: $2.99 instead of $5.99 (Americas only)

Special offer for español learners. Explore useful content bundled with smart word look-up functionality – phrases, idioms, synonyms, antonyms and over 75,000 definitions.
Lingvo Mac – 50% off: $19.99 instead of $39.99

Licensed offline dictionaries for 7 languages with translations and examples of words and phrases (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian).

All the information is available on the website: https://www.abbyy.com/en-us/blackfriday-mobile/

Contact-Details: Catherine Matantseva
Catherine_Mat@abbyy.com

Sports medicine: Sway ConcussionTest iOS app available for purchase on swaymedical.com

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TULSA, OK, 2016-Sep-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sway Medical LLC (Sway) would like to announce its official availability in all European Union Countries. Sway was issued its CE Mark after being marketed in the United States and Canada for two years. This is significant because European sports organizations ranging from youth through pro level now have an affordable and convenient sideline assessment tool supporting concussion related medical decision making. Medical professionals and trained coaches can obtain a concussion assessment via an Apple mobile device (iPhone or iPad) and the Sway Balance™ System web-portal. Acute objective measurements are obtained by performing a 1.5 minute balance and reaction time test protocol. Licensed athletic trainers, physical therapists and athletic therapists are able to join physicians in acutely managing the underserved market of youth sports, ages six and older.

Concussion injuries are very common in sports, often going un-reported or ignored until the obvious symptoms have incapacitated the athlete or draws the attention of a parent or coach. Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) is a serious medical condition with published mortality rates of up to 50%. SIS occurs when an athlete returns to play while still recovering from an initial concussion injury. During this time, the brain is highly susceptible to additional injury and complications. The Sway Balance™ System is able to accurately assess and track the acute and chronic outcome related to an athlete’s balance, motion reaction time and concussion symptoms. The Sway Balance™ System provides a graphical representation comparing suspicious injury event tests against a pre-injury “normative” or baseline score. The comparison of event tests against an established baseline is a common measurement for traumatic brain injury diagnosis and recovery tracking.

The Sway Balance™ System is available for purchase by licensed medical professionals involved in school, occupational or sports medicine through www.swaymedical.com. Additional protocols are available to assess an individual’s “Fall Risk” or “Functional Status”.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Chick-fil-A’s new app: More than one million customers have already joined Chick-fil-A One

ATLANTA, Ga., 2016-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than one million customers have joined Chick-fil-A One, the restaurant company’s new app that allows guests to customize their order, pay in advance and skip the line at the register. The surge quickly boosted Chick-fil-A One to the number one spot in the iTunes App Store only a few hours after the app was announced on June 1. It remains in the top position for free apps for the third day in a row, with six registrations taking place every second. Chick-fil-A One has also been installed on more than 450,000 Android devices since the launch.

“The app was developed based on customer feedback, so it’s especially rewarding to see the interest around Chick-fil-A One,” said Michael Lage, senior manager of digital experience for Chick-fil-A.

To thank guests, any customer who downloads (or updates) the free app and creates a Chick-fil-A One account between now and June 11 will receive an offer for a free Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich or Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Once the offer is claimed, guests will have until June 30 to redeem their free sandwich. As of June 2, 131,000 free sandwiches had been redeemed.

Chick-fil-A One, which replaces the restaurant chain’s previous app, features a unique membership program that will surprise customers with their favorite food for free, based on their preferences and previous orders.  As users order or purchase through Chick-fil-A One, they get closer to their next free offering and can track their progress in the app.

Chick-fil-A One is available via the Apple App Store or Google Play, or simply by tweeting through an activation that was custom-built by Twitter for Chick-fil-A. From June 1 through August 14, customers can Tweet #CFAOne with the horizontal cow emoji (🐄) to receive a prompt to download the app from Twitter directly to their mobile device. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 13.

Chick-fil-A launched the first version of its app in 2012. The company began piloting mobile ordering in 2013. All Chick-fil-A One users also have full access to the app’s other features, including nutrition and allergen information and a restaurant locator.

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About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1964 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 2,000 restaurants in 43 states and Washington, D.C.

Chick-fil-A system sales exceeded $6 billion in 2015, which marks 48 consecutive years of sales growth. Chick-fil-A ranked first for customer satisfaction in the Limited Service Restaurants industry according to the 2015 American Customer Satisfaction Index and received the highest ACSI score ever in the industry. The company was also recognized in 2015 as America’s “Top Chicken Restaurant Brand” by The Harris Poll and the only restaurant brand named to the Top 10 “Best Companies to Work For” by 24/7 Wall Street. More information on Chick-fil-A is available on the chain’s website located at www.chick-fil-a.com.

Corporate Media Hotline: (800) 404-7196

Email: cfapressroom@chick-fil-a.com

Twitter: @ChickfilANews

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PetSmart: new app askPETMD available for immediate critical situations

Users Can Search Well-Organized Rich Content, Get Vet-Qualified Answers within 24 hours, Contact a Nearby Vet With the Swipe of a Finger and Create a Pet Profile

PHOENIX, 2016-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — “First-aid for dog cuts and bruises.”

You’re out on a hike with your furry best friend. He trots off the trail to investigate and later appears back at your side with a bloody leg and cuts. As a pet parent, your heart sinks. As he limps to your side, you go into protective mode.

The four words you type into your new askPETMD app – “dog cuts and bruises” – brings up much-needed information for on-the-spot first aid and a vet locator option to quickly and easily find nearby emergency veterinarians.

Help for immediate critical situations, as well as answers to common questions is just a click away with askPETMD, a new mobile app available now from the team behind PETMD, the world’s largest digital resource for pet health and wellness information. Being a pet parent is an around-the-clock job and askPETMD provides the peace of mind that vet-qualified answers are available whenever and wherever needed. The new app is available now for iOS and Android devices for free at the Apple App and Google Play stores.

askPETMD provides the most comprehensive collection of content for all things pet care and pet lifestyle. From dogs and cats to specialty pets like fish, reptiles, birds, hamsters and guinea pigs, among others, askPETMD puts all the answers to pet questions in one place – your mobile device. And, if you can’t find an answer to your question about your dog or cat, you can get a vet qualified answer within 24 hours.
With the askPETMD app pet parents can:

  • Search relevant askPETMD content on popular topics including general care, behavior, diet, emergency and preventive care covering all pet species.
  • Get a vet-qualified answer within 24 hours to specific questions about your dog or cat.
  • Locate the closest veterinarian to your current location or search for a vet by entering a zip code.
  • Add a specific vet as your emergency contact for quick in-app dialing.
  • Create a profile for your dog or cat including photo, name, species, age, weight, breed, gender and more.

“With today’s mobile lifestyle, pet parents want on-the-go access to quick, comprehensive answers and that was the goal with askPETMD,” said Daphne Smith, senior vice president, digital for Pet360, the parent company of PETMD and the askPETMD app. “We value the close relationships pet parents have with their dog, cat and specialty pets, and askPETMD provides access to crucial information to help pet parents give the very best care to their pets – with just a swipe of your finger. We are here to serve as a trusted partner to pet parents everywhere whether their best friend is furry, feathery, slippery or scaly.”

askPETMD includes special emphasis on specialty pets like fish, reptiles and birds for which comprehensive online information has been lacking – until now. There are more than 8,000 informative articles searchable through the app that answer over 750 of the most popular pet questions searched online by pet parents. The No. 1 most-searched question is: “what do turtles eat?” Hundreds of answers to more obscure questions are also included, such as “how big will my Betta fish get?”

About askPETMD & PETMD
PETMD is the world’s largest digital resource for pet health and wellness information. Founded in 2008 to provide pet owners support beyond the vet office, PETMD has quickly become the go-to resource for millions of pet parents across the globe. The website maintains a comprehensive library of more than 10,000 pet health articles, all written and approved by PETMD’s network of trusted veterinarians. askPETMD is the mobile format and leverages much of the rich content of the PETMD platform. PETMD and askPETMD are media content platforms from Pet360, an integrated media company devoted to providing pet parents the trusted information, products and advice they need to raise happy, healthy pets. askPETMD does not provide medical advice. It is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Pet360 is a unit of PetSmart, Inc.

Contacts:

Danielle Bickelmann
Golin for PetSmart
972-341-2503
dbickelmann@golin.com
 

PetSmart Media Line
623-587-2177

Elf Yourself® the app that makes funny videos of you and your friends dancing as elves returns to Office Depot

Popular Holiday App Brings Two New Songs, Including a Cat Dance and a Hanukkah Celebration

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2015-11-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions and parent company of Office Depot and OfficeMax, announced today the return of Elf Yourself®, an app that allows you to make funny videos of you and your friends dancing as elves. One billion elves have been created on the platform since its launch in 2006, and more people than ever are expected to ring in the holiday season this year with the app. Elf Yourself® is now available for download at elfyourself.com.

With more than 480 million users in 215 countries, as many elves have been created as there are children in the world. Elf Yourself® has been downloaded over 65 million times since transitioning from an online platform to smartphone app in 2012, and it is back this year to bring holiday cheer to family and friends. Users can simply upload up to five photos, select a dance theme, and the app will generate a custom Elf Yourself® video that they can share via email and social media platforms, as well as embed into websites and blogs.

“Every year we look forward to sharing the latest additions to Elf Yourself® to help people spread the holiday spirit,” said Tim Rea, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Office Depot, Inc.

New this year is a dance with cats based on their overwhelming popularity on the internet: more than 2 million cat videos were uploaded to YouTube in 2014, generating almost 26 billion views. The cat dance features a purr-fect mash-up of cute felines in festive scenes alongside the dancing elves, singing along to a Cat rendition of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Users are still able to choose from popular dances from prior years such as Hip Hop, House Party, Breakin’, Elfspañol, Jingle Pop and Feliz Navidad.

Office Depot and OfficeMax are also featuring the Hanukkah phenomenon, the Mensch on a Bench, to Elf Yourself® for a new song and dance in which fans can portray Moshe the Mensch, a character who shares the traditions of the Jewish holiday. The Hanukkah song and dance features new musical talent, starring the popular acapella group, the Maccabeats.

“This Hanukkah season, I’m excited about Moshe the Mensch starring in a new song by the Maccabeats for the Elf Yourself® app where Mensch on a Bench fans have the opportunity to dance and sing as if they were Moshe the Mensch,” said Neal Hoffman, creator of the award-winning The Mensch on a Bench.

For more information on the Office Depot and OfficeMax Elf Yourself®, visit elfyourself.com.

About The Mensch on a Bench
Created by Neal Hoffman, The Mensch on a Bench tells the wonderful story of Moshe the Mensch, who watched over the menorah during the great miracle of Hanukkah. The hardcover storybook comes with a 12” plush doll who holds the Shamash (leader) candle. With over 5 million Jewish people in the United States, Moshe serves to introduce children to the traditions of Hanukkah, as well as teaches them to be good and honorable people, also known as mensches. The Mensch on a Bench line of products includes a book and doll set, a plush menorah and dreidel, chocolates and more; all of which are available at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael’s, and other retailers this holiday season. To learn more, please visit TheMenschOnABench.com.

About Office Depot, Inc.
Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.

Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

The company has annual sales of approximately $16 billion, employs approximately 56,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 59 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, joint ventures, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, OfficeMax Grand & Toy, Reliable and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com.

Office Depot, Inc.
Julianne Embry, 561-438-1451
julianne.embry@officedepot.com

QVC launched its app for Apple TV

WEST CHESTER, Pa. and CHISWICK, UK, 2015-10-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, has announced the launch of its app for Apple TV, offering QVC customers more ways to discover its unique, ever-changing curation of people, places and finds. Customers can also make purchases directly through Apple TV with just a click of the remote. QVC for Apple TV will be available in the U.S. immediately upon the release of the all-new Apple TV, with U.K. and Germany to follow in the coming weeks.

“As consumers continue to view television programming in new and diverse ways, we are excited to leverage the video and commerce capabilities of Apple’s TvOS to help our customers further engage with the QVC community,” said Alex Miller, senior vice president, digital commerce at QVC. “This new offering demonstrates our ongoing commitment to bringing the QVC experience to life on today’s most innovative platforms.”

After downloading the QVC app from the App Store for Apple TV, QVC customers will be able to view live programming on QVC as well as QVC PLUS®, the retailer’s second broadcast channel in the U.S. that offers unique live and pre-produced programming. From beloved hosts like David Venable of In the Kitchen with David®, to new and exciting brand launches such as H by Halston, customers will have access to all of their favorite programming, as well as special events and shows leading into the holiday season.

For a streamlined purchasing experience, a “speed buy” button shown directly on screen during programming will allow registered customers to instantly view product details and purchase the item being showcased with one click or tap of their finger, without having to enter their credit card and shipping information. Customers can also browse through the product carousel at the bottom of the screen to view additional details and purchase items previously featured on-air.

“With the all-new tvOS operating system, we were able to create an innovative, immersive shopping experience on Apple TV,” said Venkatesh Natarajan, vice president of IT commerce platforms at QVC. “QVC Apple TV will continue to evolve, offering new features and capabilities over time.”

Earlier this year, QVC introduced the QVC for Apple Watch® app concurrently with Apple Watch availability, enabling customers to view, with a quick glance at their wrist, QVC’s most popular content — the item currently on-air and the Today’s Special Value®, QVC’s best find of the day.

In 2014, QVC introduced Apple’s Touch IDTM sensor technology on the QVC app for iPhone®, giving customers the option to log in to their QVC accounts with the tap of a finger. QVC also introduced new second screen features on its QVC app for iPad®, enabling live broadcast viewing in the app and synchronizing product display in the app with the item being shown on air, establishing the iPad’s use as a companion device to live programming.

The QVC app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and now Apple TV are available for free on the respective App stores. New Apple TV owners can download the QVC app from the App Store for Apple TV.

About QVC
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB), is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 340 million homes worldwide through operations in theU.S., JapanGermany, United Kingdom, Italy, France and a joint venture in China. Based in West Chester, Pa. and founded in 1986,QVC has evolved from a TV shopping company to a leading ecommerce and mobile commerce retailer. The company’s website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.

Media Inquiries:
484.701.1647
media.relations@qvc.com

SOURCE: QVC, Inc.