Co-op to re-develop and transform four North Wales stores this autumn with £3.5M investment

MANCHESTER, UK, 2017-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op is investing almost £3.5M in its North Wales stores this autumn to re-develop and transform four sites during a seven week programme of works creating around a dozen new retail jobs.

The community retailer – which last month scooped Convenience Retailer of the Year at the Retail Industry Awards – will see its store in Mostyn Avenue, Craig-y-Don, re-open on Friday, 27, October, following a £350,000, four week, programme of works including a new layout, flooring and energy efficient refrigeration. This follows a new-look for its Johnstown, Wrexham, store – which, located on Ruabon Road, received an £800,000 makeover and relaunched earlier this month (October).

The petrol filling station located in Rhyl Road, Rhuddlan, is currently closed for a £1.7M investment to overhaul the forecourt with replacement infrastructure and tanks, at the same time, the store and warehouse will extend to enable the Co-op to better serve the community – the filling station and store is expected to re-open on 23 November.

While the Co-op in Ffordd Elan, Rhyl, has closed for a £600,000 extension. More than doubling in size, the new-look store will include an enhanced in-store bakery, Costa coffee dispenser and extended range, with all of the Co-op’s offering a focus on fresh healthy foods, a commitment to selling only 100% own-branded fresh British meat, award winning wines, meal ideas and, essentials.

A Co-op pop-up shop will operate at the Rhyl store, offering more than 100 lines of everyday essential – including bacon, bread and milk – everyday between 8 am-6 pm until the new-look enlarged store re-launches at the end of November.

All of the stores bring a funding boost for local good causes through the Co-op’s Membership scheme – where Members receive a 5% reward when they swipe their card when buying own-branded products, and the Co-op donates a further 1% to local good causes.

Earlier this year (April), approaching 300 good causes in Wales shared more than £500,000 through the Co-op’s Membership scheme. With a similar number set to benefit next month (November).

Good causes benefitting from the Membership scheme have included: Deganwy Playgroup; Age Concern North Wales; Home Start Conwy; Crag Y Don Playgroup; Ruthin Community Nurses Support Group; North Clwyd Animal Rescue; 3rd Prestatyn Scout Group; Rotary Club of Wrexham, and Rhyl Silver Band.

Mike Pengelly, Regional Manager for the Co-op in Wales, said: “We are delighted to have undertaken such a significant investment programme in North Wales – the investment will enable us to better serve our communities, creating employment opportunities while enabling our local Welsh suppliers to reach wider markets. The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum. Our ambition is to ensure each of our stores is a local hub, a real asset for the community.

“We also want shoppers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their local Co-op. and have a say in how the organisation is run. And, that we are also giving back to the community. Our members also make a difference locally, simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us they are raising much needed funding for organisations in their area who contribute to improving local life.”

There are offers and promotions in and around the newly launched stores. And students in North Wales holding the NUS extra card receive a 10% discount off their groceries at the Co-op to support them during their studies.

Further information about the benefits of Co-op membership and, its Local Community Fund, is available by visiting: http://www.coop.co.uk/membership/

Further information:

Andrew Torr
Co-op Press Office
M: 07702 505 551
E: andrew.torr@coop.co.uk

Source: Co-op

Dunkin’ Donuts announces return of classic pumpkin coffees and baked goods along with new maple-flavored menu this autumn

Dunkin’ Donuts announces return of classic pumpkin coffees and baked goods along with new maple-flavored menu this autumn

 

Classic Pumpkin coffees and baked goods returning on August 28, along with new Maple Pecan coffees, Maple Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwich, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread and Festive Fall Donut

CANTON, MA, 2017-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts is doubling down on fall flavors, announcing today (August 14, 2017) that the brand’s classic pumpkin coffees and baked goods will be back before the end of August, along with a new maple-flavored menu as a sweet addition to its autumn array. Dunkin’ Donuts’ eagerly anticipated pumpkin coffees, donuts, MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats, muffins and a new Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread – along with new Maple Pecan flavored coffees, the new Maple Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwich, and a new Festive Fall Donut – will arrive at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants no later than August 28, available for a limited time through fall.

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new Maple Pecan flavored coffees and lattes serve a sweet and nutty taste for an exciting new way to stay energized around the changing of the seasons. Maple Pecan flavor is available in the brand’s full coffee lineup, including hot or iced coffee, espresso beverages, Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee and Cold Brew coffee. The new Maple Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwich features a double portion of sweet caramelized Maple Sugar Cherrywood smoked bacon served on a freshly-baked croissant with egg and cheese.

For a limited time, Dunkin’ Donuts is also offering new Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread made with real pumpkin, bringing a favorite fall flavor to its classic rich and creamy cream cheese spread guests can enjoy on their favorite bagel variety. The brand will once again offer one of the largest varieties of pumpkin choices of any national restaurant chain, available all day long for a perfect fall treat any time. In addition to the brand’s beloved pumpkin flavored coffees and lattes – served hot, iced or frozen – Dunkin’ Donuts is also bringing back the Pumpkin Donut, a glazed pumpkin cake donut that can also be enjoyed as bite-size MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats. Dunkin’ Donuts’ Pumpkin Muffin is a pumpkin spiced autumn delight topped with white icing and sweet streusel crumbs.

To help herald the upcoming arrival of Dunkin’ Donuts’ pumpkin coffees, the brand turned to Internet legend “Dancing Pumpkin Man” for an exclusive video performance available on Dunkin’ Donuts’ social channels or the Dunkin’ Donuts blog: https://news.dunkindonuts.com/blog/dancing-pumpkin-man-welcomes-the-return-of-pumpkin-at-dunkin. Dancing Pumpkin Man, who recently appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and whose videos and memes have been shared by millions of fans over the past decade, visited a Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant to show off some new moves and his energy and excitement for the return of Dunkin’ Donuts’ pumpkin coffee.

Dunkin’ Donuts has some additional exciting news for donut fans as well, introducing a new donut designed especially for fall, the new Festive Fall Donut. The new donut features a festive array of colors celebrating the autumn season, including red icing and chocolate and orange sprinkles. For a Dunkin’ Donuts classic, its Boston Kreme donut also pairs perfectly with the brand’s Pumpkin Macchiato for a delicious autumn duo.

Finally, for fall brew-at-home options, Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin flavored K-Cup® pods will be available in a box of 14 individually-sized portions, and Dunkin’ Donuts’ packaged Pumpkin flavored coffee is available in a 16 oz. size. Both will be available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants as well as online at http://shop.dunkindonuts.com.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts), Instagram (www.instagram.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,300 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Lindsay Cronin
Phone: 781-737-5200
Email:lindsay.cronin@dunkinbrands.com

Source: Dunkin’ Donuts

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KappAhl to launch the Limited Edition collection inspired by dried roses and dramatic prints this autumn

Mölndal, Sweden, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — In September, KappAhl will launch a limited edition collection of autumn’s key items for a trendy and timeless wardrobe. Drawing inspiration from the drama of dried roses, the Limited Edition collection will offer 15 stylish pieces and updated classics in materials like cashmere, satin and Tencel. Limited Edition will be available in limited numbers in selected stores and online.

The 5th of September, KappAhl will launch the Limited Edition collection, featuring striking, eye-catching pieces and trendy silhouettes that work equally well when paired with one another or worn individually. Limited Edition consists of 15 key items, including a short, metallic-champagne down jacket, a pink coat, a lace body and a wide-leg jumpsuit. There are also tops in cashmere, satin and Tencel.

“With Limited Edition, we want to create a slightly sharper wardrobe that still has a classic feel. The pieces have straight lines with feminine touches. This is a new thinking collection that we can’t wait to launch. I’m so excited about wearing the pink coat and lace maxi dress”, says Maria Segergren, KappAhl’s vice president for assortment and design.

Limited Edition is inspired by dried roses and dramatic prints in muted tones. This feeling characterises the patterns and their colour palettes, which tastefully combine dirty pinks with burnt hues – a colour scheme that presents both beauty and drama.

Limited Edition will be available in limited numbers in selected stores and online from 5 September 2017.

KappAhl, founded in 1953 in Gothenburg, is one of the leading Nordic fashion chains with nearly 380 stores in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Poland as well as Shop Online. Our mission is to offer value-for-money fashion of our own design with wide appeal. More than half of the range is sustainability labelled. In 2015/2016 sales were SEK 4.7 billion and the number of employees was about 4,000 in nine countries. KappAhl has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2006. More information is available at www.kappahl.com.

For more information:
Monika Kostovska
Fashion PR and Sustainability Marketing Manager
KappAhl
tel. +46 704 71 55 56
monika.kostovska@kappahl.com

Source: KappAhl