Certified Angus Beef® brand now available at Weis Markets

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today (September 22, 2016) announced the introduction of Certified Angus Beef ® brand, the best and the original Angus brand of beef. It’s known for its 10 exacting standards that ensure consumers enjoy beef with unrivaled flavor, juiciness and tenderness every time.  The beef is available in all Weis Markets stores beginning Thursday September 15.

Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the original brand of premium beef, created in 1978 by a group of family ranchers. Each cut meets or exceeds ten standards for quality more selective than USDA Choice and Prime, ensuring its flavor, juiciness and tenderness.

“The Certified Angus Beef ® brand aligns with our promise of Great Meals Start Here at Weis Markets. It combines excellent brand recognition with outstanding quality,” said John Grimes, Weis Markets vice president, meat, deli and seafood.  “We will complement our Certified Angus Beef ® brand with great customer service and our customers will appreciate the unrivaled flavor due to the generous marbling in every cut.  Unlike some of our largest competitors, our meat cutters offer custom cutting so our customers can get just what they want.”

About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 171 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.

Contact:

1000 South Second Street
PO Box 471
Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801
1-866-999-9347

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

HTC Vive Virtual Reality system now available at Newegg stores

Los Angeles, CA, 2016-Aug-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Newegg – the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America –announced today it is selling the HTC Vive Virtual Reality system. Designed from the ground up for room-scale VR, Vive is a first-of-its-kind system allowing true-to-life interactions and experiences.

“We believe the Vive represents an important step toward mass-adoption of virtual reality,” said Merle McIntosh, Newegg’s SVP of Sales & Marketing. “Our customers are eager to embrace the latest and greatest VR technology, and we are happy to add the Vive to our extensive VR offering.”

Since the early days of virtual reality, Newegg has been the destination of choice for customers interested in VR. The company offers not only VR headsets, but also every other aspect of the VR ecosystem: video cards, SSDs, memory and accessories customers need to make VR-ready PCs. And, for those who don’t want to upgrade or build their own, Newegg offers a broad selection of VR-ready desktops and notebooks.

Beyond the hardware itself, Newegg’s VR Central portal includes in-depth reviews of the latest games and takes customers step-by-step through the VR world. Visit http://www.newegg.com/VR to explore VR Central and to learn more about virtual reality hardware, news, accessories and games.

Source: Newegg

Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine available at all Walgreens pharmacies, including Duane Reade pharmacies in New York, and Healthcare Clinics nationwide

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Aug-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens is now offering vaccinations that provide protection against most strains of serogroup B meningococcal disease (bacterial meningitis) at all of its pharmacies, including Duane Reade pharmacies in New York, and Healthcare Clinics nationwide. Vaccinations are available daily without an appointment and may be covered by insurance.

Walgreens pharmacists and Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners can administer the new meningitis B vaccines (Bexsero® or Trumenba®) in most states to individuals ages 10 through 25.* The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) specifically recommends that meningitis B vaccines may be given to provide short term protection to anyone 16 to 23 years of age.

Meningitis spreads through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions and primarily affects adolescents and young adults. Teens and adults whose immunity has faded or live in close quarters, such as college dormitories, may also be at risk.

“We support the recommendations of health officials and stress that vaccination is the best protection against meningitis,” said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of pharmacy and retail operations. “Walgreens pharmacists and Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners continue to play an important role in providing more convenient access to vaccinations and other preventive services, and these new vaccines can be instrumental in helping to control meningitis.”

According to the CDC, symptoms of meningitis usually are sudden onset of fever, headache and stiff neck. It can start with symptoms similar to influenza (flu) and will often also cause nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light, rash and confusion.

In addition to the meningitis B vaccines, Walgreens also offers the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccines that protect against four serogroups (A, C, W, and Y). Patients are encouraged to speak to a health care professional or pharmacist to determine their vaccination needs.

To find the nearest Walgreens, call 1-800-WALGREENS or visit www.walgreens.com.

*Vaccines are subject to availability. Age, state and health-related restrictions may apply.

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com, drugstore.com, Beauty.com and VisionDirect.com. More than 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

Contact:

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

Source: Walgreens

Amazon Launchpad announces creation of Kickstarter Collection featuring more than 300 Kickstarter products available on Amazon.com

SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon Launchpad announced today the creation of a Kickstarter Collection (www.amazon.com/launchpad/kickstarter), featuring more than 300 Kickstarter products available for purchase on Amazon.com. Startups featured in the Kickstarter Collection include Piper, Zivix, Prynt, and MudWatt, among others. Customers shopping the Kickstarter Collection can browse a variety of categories, including Electronics, Wireless Accessories, Home & Kitchen, Books, Movies & TV, and Toys & Games, as well as themes such as STEM Products, Always Be Learning, Exquisite Objects, Inventing The Future, and Public Benefit.

“At Amazon, we work hard to offer the widest possible selection of products so that customers can find anything and everything they might want to buy online. Working with Kickstarter is a great way for us to hear directly from customers what products they care about, since they truly hold the power to bring these products to life,” said Jim Adkins, Vice President, Amazon. “We created the Amazon Launchpad program a year ago to serve creators, inventors, and startups. Our goal is to enable them to reach Amazon’s hundreds of millions of customers and to overcome one of the biggest challenges any startup faces – bringing their product to market successfully.”

“Kickstarter helps independent creators find the resources, courage, and community they need to bring their creative projects to life,” said Yancey Strickler, CEO and Co-Founder of Kickstarter. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Amazon Launchpad on creating a new path for those projects to be discovered, experienced, and loved.”

Following are just a few startups in the Amazon Launchpad program who began their journey with Kickstarter:

  • Piper, founded in 2014, raised more than $280,000 from 1,375 backers on Kickstarter before launching the Piper Computer Kit on Amazon Launchpad and generating 5-star ratings from 97% of the Amazon customers who have reviewed the product so far. “Joining the Amazon Launchpad program placed our Piper Computer Kit within an innovative, cutting-edge ecosystem of products we respect,” said Mark Pavlyukovskyy, Founder and CEO of Piper. “We’ve since seen a growing number of customer purchases, in part due to the marketing support we receive from the Amazon Launchpad team. They really understand our mission to empower young inventors to build with technology, and showcase our product among those who align with our mission.”
  • Zivix, founded in 2008, raised more than $800,000 from nearly 3,000 backers on Kickstarter before launching the jamstik+ Portable SmartGuitar on Amazon Launchpad and selling enough units to reach the top of the Eiffel Tower more than five times if stacked end-to-end. “It’s been a pleasure to work with Amazon Launchpad over the past year – the program truly is something special, representing a selection of the coolest and most innovative products out there, and we’re honored to have been among the first with our jamstik+ Portable SmartGuitar,” said Matt Cannon, Senior Producer at Zivix. “The involvement of the Amazon Launchpad team is what really took our business to another level. From their ability to help us craft our story, their marketing support, and the way our success felt like their success – they feel like an extension of our team, and we can’t wait to see what else we can achieve together!”
  • Prynt, founded in 2014, raised more than $1.5 million from more than 9,000 backers on Kickstarter before launching the The Prynt Case on Amazon Launchpad, with customers purchasing enough cases and photo packs so far to print more than 120,000 instant photos. “Participating in the Amazon Launchpad program has been wonderful — from their awesome team to all of the resources they make easily available to startups,” said Clément Perrot, CEO and Co-Founder of Prynt. “The marketing support in particular is huge in helping us stand out, and our sales have been excellent. It’s great to know that we have a team at Amazon focused on making sure our product is a success!”
  • MudWatt, founded in 2015, raised more than $35,000 from more than 500 backers on Kickstarter before launching the MudWatt – Clean Energyfrom Mud on Amazon Launchpad and selling enough kits to collectively fill a 50-gallon drum with mud. “The Amazon Launchpad program has enabled us to reach new audiences and increase our sales volume, all while also keeping our operations very lean,” said Keegan Cooke, CEO of MudWatt. “Effectively, it has helped us spread the joy of mud power!”

Since launching a year ago, Amazon Launchpad has worked with over 100 leading venture capital firms, startup accelerators, and crowd-funding platforms to help more than 1,000 startups launch products in the U.S., U.K., China, Germany, and France. New startups are joining the AmazonLaunchpad program every day, which offers a streamlined onboarding experience, custom product pages, a comprehensive marketing package, and access to Amazon’s global fulfillment network, all geared toward helping startups successfully launch their innovations and share their stories. To learn more about the Amazon Launchpad program, visit www.amazon.com/launchpad.

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.

Media Hotline:
206-266-7180
amazon-pr@amazon.com

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts launches new internationally-inspired treats available through Aug. 28

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., 2016-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Be a world traveler with just one bite! Krispy Kreme Doughnuts today announced new menu items, including the Crème Brûleé doughnut, the Tiramisu doughnut, the Churro doughnut and the Frozen Dulce de Leche drink. These internationally-inspired treats are available now through Aug. 28 at participating shops in the U.S. and Canada.

“With a presence in 27 countries around the world, Krispy Kreme is truly a global brand, and we take inspiration from the flavors found in those countries,” said Jackie Woodward, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ Chief Marketing Officer. “We’ve put a creative twist on those classic flavors found abroad and are excited to bring those delicacies to our fans in the U.S.”

The new Crème Brûleé doughnut is filled with vanilla bean custard, dipped in dark caramel icing and topped with Crème Brûleé flakes.

The new Tiramisu doughnut is a classic Krispy Kreme shell filled with Tiramisu Kreme™ and dipped in dark chocolate Tiramisu icing. The doughnut is then topped off with dark chocolate drizzle, sprinkled with chocolate cake crumbs and topped off with a chocolate coffee bean.

The Churro doughnut is a sweet twist on a classic favorite. A cake doughnut is rolled in a delicious cinnamon and sugar blend.

The Frozen Dulce de Leche features creamy vanilla and Ghirardelli caramel blended with ice and is sure to cool you down on a hot day.

You can take a trip around the world without ever leaving your local Krispy Kreme shop. Share your favorite international treat using #KrispyKreme.

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., 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 1,000 retail shops in 27 countries. Connect with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at www.KrispyKreme.com, or on one its many social media channels, including www.Facebook.com/KrispyKreme, and www.Twitter.com/KrispyKreme.

Contact:

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.
Sarah Roof, 336-726-8878
Corporate Communications Coordinator
sroof@krispykreme.com

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts launches new internationally-inspired treats available through Aug. 28
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts launches new internationally-inspired treats available through Aug. 28

Source: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.