Old Navy donates $1 million to Boys & Girls Clubs following successful Black Friday donation campaign


SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Timed to Giving Tuesday, Old Navy is donating $1 million to Boys & Girls Clubs after a successful Black Friday trigger donation campaign.

On Black Friday, Old Navy offered customers the opportunity to get cozy while giving back. For every pair of $1 Cozy Socks purchased in-store on Black Friday, Old Navy pledged $1 to Boys & Girls Clubs, up to $1 million. Customers paid it forward and stocked up on the playful novelty print socks. Over 2 million pairs of cozy socks were sold, enough to line the entire coastline of California.1

“At Old Navy, we believe in paying it forward. Opening doors for youth and helping them build promising futures is just one of the ways we give back,” said Sonia Syngal, president & CEO, Old Navy. “We are in this together – our teams, our families, our communities. That’s why this Black Friday, we welcomed shoppers to join us in that mission through our Cozy Sock trigger donation campaign. And we are so proud to make this $1 million donation to Boys & Girls Clubs as part of our continuing ONward! program.”

Through its cause platform ONward!, Old Navy is committed to taking the next generation to the next level, and has long supported Boys & Girls Clubs to help turn learners into leaders. The $1 million donation will go to creating an employment program for Boys & Girls Club youth2, offering them career mentoring and a first job at Old Navy stores.

“We are grateful for Old Navy’s partnership and their continued commitment to supporting America’s youth,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Old Navy’s donation will help our young people reach their full potential as productive and responsible citizens.”

Old Navy believes in giving the next generation a foot in the door for the future. Through the This Way Ahead job training program, Gap Inc. has committed to providing 10,000 jobs for youth from local nonprofits by 2020. The partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs will help expand the program to impact more young adults in additional cities. Learn more about Old Navy’s cause work at Oldnavy.com/ONward.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high-quality product. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at on Facebook and Twitter.

1General coastline of California is 840 miles according to the Congressional Research Service https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS21729.pdf. At 26 inches per pair and over 2.2 million pairs sold on Black Friday (Nov. 24, 2017), the socks would line over 900 miles.

2Funds will be divided proportionally between Boys & Girls Clubs of America (“BGCA”) and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada (“BGCC”) based on the respective sales in the US and Canada.


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Shopify: More than $1,000,000 in sales per minute at the peak on Black Friday

Sales topped $1,000,000 per minute at the day’s peak

OTTAWA, Canada, 2017-Nov-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) (TSX: SHOP), the leading multi-channel commerce platform, today (Nov 25, 2017) announced its over 500,000 merchants cumulatively experienced their highest Black Friday sales to date. More than $1,000,000 in sales went through the platform per minute at the peak, beating last year’s high of $555,716. The success experienced by Shopify merchants emphasizes the impact North America’s busiest shopping day can have on businesses of all sizes.

Mobile continued to grow with 66% of orders being made with a phone or tablet, up from 58% in 2016. Desktop sales accounted for the remaining 34%, down from 42% in 2016. More than 600,000 pieces of apparel, 360,000 accessories, and 210,000 houseware items were purchased from Shopify merchants in a single day.“Small businesses are the foundation of the global economy, and the impressive amount of growth we saw on Black Friday goes to show that more and more shoppers want to buy from independent entrepreneurs,” said Harley Finkelstein, COO of Shopify. “Shopify’s focus is to set up our merchants for success, especially during this busy time of year. That’s why we provide them with resources, tools and functionality to confidently grow their businesses and produce stellar shopping experiences for their customers. The results from this year propel us forward to keep making commerce better for everyone.”

Additional Insights:

    • Top Sellers: Shopify merchants in California sold the most, with New York, Texas, Florida and Utah rounding out the top five biggest sellers
    • Top Shoppers: In the U.S., consumers in California purchased the most from Shopify merchants followed by New York, Texas, Florida and Illinois
    • Shipping to Space: The total estimated distance for all Black Friday packages to be shipped surpassed 5 billion miles, farther than Pluto is from Earth
    • Thanksgiving Day Spending: Shopping started early, with more than 2,800 orders per minute occurring at the holiday’s peak

Shopify is sharing a global look at sales and trends occurring over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend on its Live Data Dashboard. Check back over the weekend to get a look at worldwide sales, which states are buying the most, and more.

Shopify’s Black Friday data was based on sales experienced by its more than 500,000 businesses in 175 countries around the world on November 24, 2017. All data presented here is approximate and is based on various assumptions. All data is unaudited and is subject to adjustment.

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Barnes & Noble announces the return of its Black Friday Signed Editions program

Barnes & Noble Stores Nationwide to Feature over 150 Authors in Signed Editions Program Including Katherine Applegate, David Baldacci, Lee Child, Chris Colfer, Ree Drummond, Jennifer Egan, Savannah Guthrie, Tom Hanks, Joe Hill, Jeff Kinney, Jason Reynolds, George Saunders, Katy Tur, Colson Whitehead, and Many More

New York, New York, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, announced the return of its Black Friday Signed Editions program, a customer favorite, with over a  half-million autographed books by more than 150 highly acclaimed authors.  The largest promotion of its kind kicks off on Black Friday, November 24, at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, while supplies last. The autographed books span many genres and interests, and were signed by authors for Barnes & Noble customers. For more information, customers should visit www.BN.com/SignedEditions or contact their local Barnes & Noble.

“Barnes & Noble is thrilled to announce its largest collection ever of Black Friday Signed Editions, a true holiday favorite with customers,” said Liz Harwell, Senior Director of Merchandising, Trade Books at Barnes & Noble. “Now in its fourth year, this combined effort between over 150 bestselling authors, our publishing partners, and Barnes & Noble booksellers continues to give readers across the country an opportunity to discover a special copy of a book by their favorite author, or to find that perfect holiday gift for a loved one.”

Barnes & Noble has been working together with authors and publishers for many months to bring this amazing Black Friday offering to customers. Top authors across a wide variety of genres have taken the time to autograph thousands of copies of their popular books to once again deliver this unique collection to Barnes & Noble readers of all ages. The list includes some of the biggest and bestselling authors across Adult, Teen, Young Readers and Kids books, including award-winning actors and TV personalities, celebrity chefs, sports stars, poets and more. Signed Editions will be featured on a special front-of-store display and in the Children’s Department.

The Complete List of Signed Editions at Barnes & Noble on Black Friday

Following are lists of all the Adult, Teen, Young Readers and Kids Signed Edition titles available at Barnes & Noble on Black Friday:

Adult Fiction Signed Editions

  • In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
  • The Christmas Room by Catherine Anderson
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • End Game by David Baldacci
  • You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year as President Donald J. Trump (A So-Called Parody) by Alec Baldwin
  • The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  • Don’t Let Go by Harlan Coben
  • The Alchemist (25th Anniversary Edition) by Paulo Coelho
  • Two Kinds of Truth: A Bosch Novel by Michael Connelly
  • Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
  • Enigma: An FBI Thriller by Catherine Coulter
  • Typhoon Fury: A Novel of the Oregon Files by Clive Cussler
  • The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille
  • The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
  • Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  • Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
  • Hardcore Twenty-Four: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
  • Dark Legacy: A Carpathian Novel by Christine Feehan
  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  • Vengeance by Newt Gingrich
  • Camino Island by John Grisham
  • The Saboteur by Andrew Gross
  • Uncommon Type: Some Stories by Tom Hanks
  • Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  • Winter Solstice by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Strange Weather: Four Short Novels by Joe Hill
  • The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • To Be Where You Are: A Mitford Novel by Jan Karon
  • The Whispering Room: A Jane Hawk Novel by Dean Koontz
  • The Princess Saves Herself in This One (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Amanda Lovelace
  • Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
  • Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire
  • The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • Bonfire by Krysten Ritter
  • The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
  • Deep Freeze: A Virgil Flowers Novel by John Sandford
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • Exposed by Lisa Scottoline
  • Rest in the Mourning by r.h. Sin
  • A Beautiful Composition of Broken (B&N Exclusive Edition) by r.h. Sin
  • Whiskey Words & a Shovel by r.h. Sin
  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  • The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
  • Artemis by Andy Weir
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Adult Nonfiction Signed Editions

  • You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie
  • Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam by Mark Bowden
  • F*ck, That’s Delicious by Action Bronson
  • Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush
  • Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York by Roz Chast
  • I’m Fine… and Other Lies by Whitney Cummings
  • What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography by Bruce Dickinson
  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Ree Drummond
  • Unqualified by Anna Faris
  • Blessed Life: My Surprising Journey of Joy, Tears, and Tales from Harlem to Hollywood by Kim Fields
  • Growing Up Fisher: Musings, Memories, and Misadventures by Joely Fisher
  • Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken
  • The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success by DeVon Franklin
  • Note To Self by Connor Franta
  • What Is It All But Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man by Art Garfunkel
  • An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power by Al Gore
  • The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve by Stephen Greenblatt
  • I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart
  • Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker
  • Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches by John Hodgman
  • Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating a Lifetime of Tradition by Kate Hudson
  • Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
  • Soar! Build Your Vision from the Ground Up by T. D. Jakes
  • Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly
  • Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans by Brian Kilmeade
  • Why We Don’t Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches by Dr. Denis Leary
  • The Autobiography of Gucci Mane by Gucci Mane
  • Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality: A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal
  • Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven
  • Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap Into Radical Curiosity, and Solve Any Problem by Bill Nye
  • Blessed in the Darkness: How All Things Are Working for Your Good by Joel Osteen
  • Sweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi
  • Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites by Deb Perelman
  • Unshakeable : Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins
  • It Takes Two: Our Story by Jonathan and Drew Scott
  • Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated by Shea Serrano
  • Unstoppable: My Life So Far by Maria Sharapova
  • On Power: My Journey Through the Corridors of Power and How You Can Get More Power by Gene Simmons
  • You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
  • Two’s Company: A Fifty-Year Romance with Lessons Learned in Love, Life & Business by Suzanne Somers
  • Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir by Amy Tan
  • Raising Trump by Ivana Trump
  • Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
  • Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay & a Few of My Other Favorite Things by Loudon Wainwright III
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • A Sick Life: TLC ‘n Me: Stories from On and Off the Stage by Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins
  • Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith
  • Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jocko Willink
  • The Seat of the Soul (25th Anniversary Edition with a Study Guide) by Gary Zukav

Signed Editions for Teens

  • Thirteen Reasons Why (10th Anniversary Edition) by Jay Asher
  • The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo
  • Girling Up by Mayim Bialik
  • One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
  • The Twisted Ones (Five Nights at Freddy’s) by Scott Cawthon
  • Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
  • Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
  • Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
  • Renegades by Marissa Meyer
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  • Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Mistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy by Serena Valentino
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • The Book Thief (Special Anniversary Edition) by Markus Zusak

Signed Editions for Young Readers

  • Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
  • Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty
  • Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  • The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide by Chris Colfer
  • Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland
  • Spy School Secret Service (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Spy School Series #5) by Stuart Gibbs
  • The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
  • I Got This: To Gold and Beyond by Laurie Hernandez
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • In the Deep Blue Sea: Jack and the Geniuses Book #2 by Bill Nye
  • Wonder B&N Exclusive Edition by R. J. Palacio
  • The Dark Prophecy (B&N Exclusive Edition) (The Trials of Apollo Series #2) by Rick Riordan
  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3: The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
  • The Bad Beginning: Book the First (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket
  • Little Bigfoot, Big City (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Jennifer Weiner
  • The Audition by Maddie Ziegler

Signed Editions for Kids

  • Gingerbread Christmas by Jan Brett
  • River Rose and the Magical Christmas by Kelly Clarkson
  • She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton
  • The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt
  • Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes by Kimberly and James Dean
  • Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me by Ainsley Earhardt
  • Princesses Wear Pants by Savannah Guthrie
  • My Journey to the Stars by Scott Kelly
  • Be Brave Little One by Marianne Richmond
  • Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
  • The Polar Express 30th Anniversary Edition by Chris Van Allsburg
  • The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems

Behind the Scenes and More Surprises

Customers who have wondered what it’s like for an author to sign thousands of books can check out Barnes & Noble on Twitter and Instagram, and like Barnes & Noble on Facebook, or search #BNSignedEditions, to experience exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and videos of author signings. In addition, customers can view personal video messages from select authors between now and the launch of the program on November 24.

The featured behind-the-scenes authors are:

  • Chris Van Allsburg (The Polar Express)
  • David Baldacci (End Game)
  • Lee Child (The Midnight Line)
  • Savannah Guthrie (Princesses Wear Pants)
  • Laurie Hernandez (I Got This: To Gold and Beyond)
  • Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul)

Pricing and Availability

Barnes & Noble Members save 40 percent off hardcover bestsellers (including Signed Editions of current hardcover bestsellers) and 10 percent off virtually everything else in Barnes & Noble stores throughout the year. Signed Editions will be featured on a special front-of-store display when customers walk through the doors of their local Barnes & Noble on Black Friday. For more information on the Signed Editions program, customers can visit BN.com/SignedEditions. Customers can also join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #BNSignedEditions to share recommendations, photos, wish lists and more.

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

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

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Toys“R”Us offers bargain hunters 30 straight hours of shopping from 5pm on Thanksgiving through 11pm on Black Friday

Season’s Most Buzzed About Toy Retailer Cements Itself as the Destination for Play This Holiday Season, Offering Bargain Hunters Guidance, Convenience and Deals on the Toys Topping Every Kids’ Wish List

WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — For deal seekers looking to get an early start on holiday shopping (and walk off their turkey dinner and pumpkin pie), Toys“R”Us® will open its doors at 5 pm (local time) on Thanksgiving and remain open through 11 pm on Friday, November 24 for 30 straight hours of shopping*. In 2016, the National Retail Federation found that nearly 100 million people shopped brick and mortar stores during Thanksgiving weekend.

To celebrate the official start of this year’s holiday shopping season, Toys“R”Us customers can expect to find doorbuster deals, dedicated toy “gurus,” and helpful services like Layaway, In-Store Pickup, and store maps to make holiday shopping more convenient. New parents can rest easy (no really, get some sleep) because Babies“R”Us® stores nationwide will be closed on Thanksgiving, but open at 8am on Friday, November 24 with doorbuster savings that shoppers won’t want to miss.

And for the millions of people who begin their holiday shopping in early November, now is the time to take advantage of limited time savings and year-round services:

  • Military Appreciation Week – Through Saturday, November 11, Toys“R”Us is offering 15% off in-store purchases** to customers who show a valid Military ID.
  • Notable November Deals – The company’s annual go-to holiday catalog, The Ultimate Guide to Play, features savings on hundreds of the year’s hottest toys and brands, such as Imaginext®, Doc McStuffins, Paw Patrol and more. Deals and offers are valid through Saturday, November 18, including a FREE $10 Toys“R”Us Gift Card on purchases of $75 or more.
  • Price Match Promise – While not available during the Thanksgiving weekend, the company’s new and improved Price Match Promise guarantees that if a customer finds a toy or baby item advertised at a lower price at another store, Toys“R”Us will honor its Price Match Guarantee, and donate $1 to the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation***. For more information, visit Toysrus.com/PriceMatch.

To learn more about services being offered at Santa’s satellite toy office throughout Thanksgiving weekend, visit the company’s blog, No Assembly Required and follow @ToysrusNews.

*Toys“R”Us stores nationwide will open at 5pm on Thursday, November 23 and remain open until 11 pm on Friday, November 24, except for stores in Paramus, NJ, which will open on Thanksgiving from 5 – 11 pm and will reopen on Friday, November 24 at 7 am – 11pm; stores in Watchung, NJ, which will open on Thanksgiving from 5 – 9 pm and will reopen Friday, November 24 from 6 am – 11 pm; and the store in New York City (Times Square) which will open at 8am on Thursday, November 23 and remain open until 12 am Saturday, November 25 (this location will reopen on Saturday, November 25 at 9 am for regular business hours). Select stores in Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island will also have varying store open times.

**Valid thru 11/11/17. Offer available in-store only. Offer includes active Military personnel, retirees, reservists and dependents with Military ID. Excludes baby food, diapers, formula, wipes, Gift Cards, Red Hot Deal & Hot Price items, Adidas Apparel, American Girl, Anki Cozmo, Aristotle, Baby Jogger, Baby K’Tan, Beaba, BOB, Boba, Boppy Bare Naked Pillow, Bugaboo, Build-A-Bear, Casio, Claire’s, Clek, Converse Clothing & Shoes, Cybex, Diono, Ergobaby, Halo Bassinest, LEGO construction sets, Lillebaby, Maclaren, Maxi-Cosi, Mifold, NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association), Nike Apparel, Nintendo Switch accessories, Nintendo Switch software, Owlet, Peg Pérego, Quinny, Sphero, Stokke, The Elf on the Shelf, Thule, Ugg Shoes, electronic learning hardware, laptops, netbooks, tablets, video games, video game hardware, video game pre-orders, Apple iPad & iPod, SquareTrade Protection Plans, phone orders, Special Orders, all fees, and shipping. One coupon per customer. Not valid with any other “R”Us total transaction offer or on prior purchases. Value is forfeited if item is returned. Coupon prorated among eligible items purchased. Only original coupons accepted. Void where prohibited. Valid USA only. Cash value 1/100 of 1¢

*** Toys“R”Us will donate $1 to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation – up to $1 million – through December 24, 2017.

About Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 885 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 810 international stores and over 255 licensed stores in 38 countries and jurisdictions. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Toys“R”Us, Inc. is headquartered in Wayne, NJ, and has nearly 65,000 employees worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Over the past three decades, the Company has given more than $100 million in product donations to children’s charities. Since 1992, the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund, a public charity affiliated with Toys“R”Us, Inc., has also donated more than $130 million in grants. For more information, visit Toysrusinc.com or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter.

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REI Co-op will close stores on Black Friday; will pay all 12,000 employees to #OptOutside with family and friends

Outdoor co-op launches experiential search engine powered by millions who have chosen to #OptOutside

SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third year running, REI Co-op, the nation’s largest consumer co-op and specialty outdoor retailer, has announced that it will close its 151 stores on Black Friday, process no online sales and pay all 12,000 employees to #OptOutside with family and friends.

Each year, REI gives more than 70 percent of its profits back to the outdoor community. Rather than seek to pull shoppers inside for this Thanksgiving weekend, REI is launching a new experiential search engine at REI.com/opt-outside to help inspire and enable people to get outside. It’s powered by the individual and collective experiences of the outdoor community and free for all to use.

“We are doing this again to unite people and to find common ground in the outdoors,” said REI CEO Jerry Stritzke. “Right now, I think people are looking for a moment to take a breath, reground themselves and come together. More than 700 organizations and nearly 8 million people have joined #OptOutside over the past two years. We could not be more thankful. But last year we stepped back and said we can do more. We asked how we could offer new practical tools and inspiration. So we have captured the experiences of the outdoor community and organized them in a way that no one has done before.”

At the heart of this year’s effort, the new experiential search engine from REI is designed to inspire millions of people to #OptOutside. It features images pulled entirely from #OptOutside user-generated content (UGC) on Instagram, augmented with real-time information about locations and experiences across the country. For example, users who click on an image of a hiker can see the name of the specific trail featured, the trail’s difficulty rating, directions to the trailhead, recent user reviews of the experience and related expert advice from REI. Beginning today and leading up to Black Friday, the co-op will release 20 films featuring this community-created imagery to connect people through their shared #OptOutside experiences.

The co-op’s efforts to get more people outside do not begin and end with #OptOutside. Year-round, the co-op partners with hundreds of local and national organizations, nonprofits and governmental agencies, championing the outdoor life by implementing and encouraging others to adopt the highest sustainability standards and working to increase access to the outdoors for everyone.

About the REI Co-op
REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of more than 16 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 151 stores in 36 states. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at REI.comREI-Garage.com or the free REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. You can take the trip of a lifetime with REI Adventures, a global leader in active adventure travel that runs more than 170 custom-designed itineraries worldwide. The REI Outdoor School is run by professionally-trained, expert-instructors who teach beginner-to advanced-level courses about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.

Source: REI

Walmart unveils top products purchased on Black Friday

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2016-Nov-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart shared the following statement on how the company delivered on its Black Friday plans for customers. The retailer also unveiled top products purchased on Black Friday and how customers shopped that day in stores and online.

“This Black Friday, we promised customers great deals, more availability of those items, an integrated offering with Walmart.com and the simple shopping experience our customers have come to expect from Walmart. I am proud to say that we’ve delivered on all fronts,” said Steve Bratspies, Chief Merchandising Officer, Walmart U.S. “Our customers were particularly excited about the new technologies we offered this year. In addition to picking up Black Friday favorites like televisions and toys, they flocked to our stores for drones, virtual reality products and hoverboards.”

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Fun Facts and Stats:

  • The week kicked off with customers visiting stores in the days leading up to Thanksgiving to grocery shop. This Thanksgiving, Walmart sold 150 million pounds of turkey and ham. Throughout the month of November, the retailer also sold more than six pies per second with the most popular pies being pumpkin and the Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pie.
  • Black Friday is about offering great deals in stores and online. At midnight ET on Thanksgiving Day, customers started shopping on Walmart.com and the Walmart app.Thanksgiving Day was once again one of the top online shopping days of the year.
  • Then, at 6 p.m. the retailer kicked off the company’s Black Friday event in stores across the country. Millions of customers went home with the items they wanted. Top sellers included televisions, cookware, video games and systems, drones, toys and pajamas for the whole family.
  • More than 70 percent of traffic to Walmart.com during the retailer’s Black Friday event was driven by mobile.

It is not over. Walmart’s Cyber Week began at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 25, and will continue with thousands of online specials every day throughout the week.

“We will continue to focus on offering great prices on great products across the whole store and on Walmart.com for the rest of the holiday season,” Bratspies added.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,593 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.4 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

Source: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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.


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

Express sponsors Black Friday and holiday-themed national Snapchat filters

Seasonal #ExpressLife filters available on Friday, November 25

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2016-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR), a specialty apparel retailer, today (Nov. 23, 2016) announces Express sponsored national Snapchat filters available exclusively on Friday, November 25, 2016.

To celebrate the biggest shopping day of the year, Express will roll out a series of five Black Friday and holiday-themed national Snapchat filters throughout the day. The festive national filters, which include: “It Runs in the Fam,” “But First Coffee,” “Black Friday Beast Mode,” “Leftovers are Lit,” and “The Party Starts Now,” will allow customers to add a cheerful twist to their Snaps while capturing the fun, memorable and often stressful moments of Black Friday.

Snapchat has 150 million active daily users with more than two-thirds of daily Snapchatters creating content every day. Sponsored Snapchat filters are creative overlays for Snaps. When Snapchatters take a Snap, they’ll be able to swipe left or right and see available Express national filters and use them to add holiday-themed overlays to their Snaps. Snapchat filters uniquely allow brands to enhance the fun and holiday spirit for customers by taking part in the hundreds of millions of Snaps sent each day. On Black Friday, Snapchatters can send a Snap with a festive Express filter to other Snapchatters, or add it to their Story.

“Our #ExpressLife holiday campaign is all about celebrating with the people they love. Now more than ever our customer is not only enjoying these life moments, but also sharing them via their social media channels,” said Jim Hilt, chief marketing officer, Express. “Our national Snapchat filters allow our customers to get in the holiday spirit, while creating and sharing memories through the Express lens.”

About Express, Inc.:
Express is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer of women’s and men’s merchandise, targeting the 20 to 30-year-old customer. Express has more than 35 years of experience offering a distinct combination of fashion and quality for multiple lifestyle occasions at an attractive value addressing fashion needs across work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The company currently operates more than 650 retail and factory outlet stores, located primarily in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Express merchandise is also available at franchise locations in Latin America and the Middle East. Express also markets and sells its products through its e-commerce website, www.express.com, as well as on its mobile app.

Niki Starr
PR Manager


Express sponsors Black Friday and holiday-themed national Snapchat filters
Express sponsors Black Friday and holiday-themed national Snapchat filters


SOURCE: Express, Inc.

State parks join organizations in helping people spend more time outdoors as they waive fees on Black Friday

Outdoor adventurers can visit park systems in 22 states for free on November 25

SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — As millions of adventurers choose to #OptOutside on Black Friday, several states across the country have announced their plans to waive fees to park systems on November 25. State parks join a growing number (475 to date) of corporate, nonprofit and public sector organizations that are helping people spend more time in the outdoors this holiday season, and several state, local and federal parks that are always free.

“More than 1.8 million people are planning to #OptOutside with us on Black Friday. It’s amazing to see so many park systems join in the movement to give Americans even more ways to connect with our country’s inspiring outdoor places. We are grateful for the park stewards and professionals who make the outdoor American experience so vibrant,” said Jerry Stritzke, REI’s CEO and president.

“America’s state parks are a tonic for the mind, body and spirit,” said Lewis Ledford, executive director of the National Association of State Park Directors. “These experiences can be enjoyed within a short drive from home virtually anywhere in the country.”

State park systems that are waiving fees on Black Friday include:

  • Arizona*
  • Kansas
  • Oregon
  • California*
  • Michigan
  • Vermont
  • Colorado
  • Minnesota
  • Virginia*
  • Delaware
  • Nevada*
  • Indiana
  • New Mexico

State park systems that have free basic admission every day include:

  • Arkansas
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Montana*
  • Pennsylvania
  • Iowa
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee

For the past three weeks, REI has helped promote different leaders discussing the importance of building and sustaining local, state and national outdoor places. Two of these perspectives, which were featured on REI’s Co-op Journal, include:

  • Will Rogers, President and CEO of the Trust for Public Land, recently noted that in 25 of the country’s largest cities, “more than half of residents under age nineteen don’t have a place to play outdoors close to home.”
  • Martha Roskowski, vice president of Innovation at People for Bikes, also recently highlighted the importance of building cycling networks within our towns and cities, so commuting to nearby places to play outdoors is easier.

Additional information on #OptOutside, the co-op’s partners and how to join the movement is available at REI.com/opt-outside.

That National Association of State Park Directors promotes and advances the state park systems of America for their own significance, as well as for their important contributions to the nation’s environment, heritage, health and economy. Additional details are available at www.naspd.org.

*Some restrictions. Contact your state park.

About REI
REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of more than 6 million active members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 149 stores in 36 states. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at REI.comREI.com/REI-Garage or the free REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. You can take the trip of a lifetime with REI Adventures, a global leader in active adventure travel that runs 170 custom-designed itineraries on every continent. REI’s Outdoor School is run by professionally-trained, expert-instructors who teach beginner- to advanced-level courses about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to–and steward–the outdoor places that inspire us.

REI Public Affairs
(253) 395-5958

Source: REI

Office Depot, Inc. announces Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in stores and online

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2016-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, today (November 10, 2016 ) announced its Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, available both in stores and at officedepot.com, to help shoppers find cool gear and holiday gifts at discounted prices.

“We’re offering many great deals on a variety of must-have gifts for the holidays – both online and in stores, so that shoppers can easily tackle all of their holiday gifting needs,” said Diane Nick, senior vice president of marketing for Office Depot, Inc.

Office Depot’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals will provide the best selection of holiday items for everyone on your gift list.

Black Friday deals available online 11/24 – 11/26 and in-store 11/25 – 11/26 include 1 :

  • HP 15.6” Laptop with Touch Screen and Intel Core i7 Processor for $449.99 (regular price $849.99) with 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive and up to 10HR battery life
  • Samsung 27” 1920×1080 Full HD LED Monitor for $129.99 (regular price $269.99)
  • HP 14” Laptop with Intel Inside for $169.99 (regular price $299.99) with 4GB memory and 32GB internal storage and includes 1 year of Microsoft Office 365 Personal
  • HP 23.8” FHD Touchscreen All-In-One Desktop with AMD A8 Processor for $399.99 (regular price $649.99) with 8GB memory and 1TB hard drive
  • Virtual Reality Headset for $9.99 (regular price $49.99)
  • Brenton Studio Mid-Back Chair for $39.99 (regular price $99.99)
  • Bluetooth speakers, headphones, and earbuds from $8.00

To view the insert with a complete list of the offers, visit officedepot.com/blackfridayad. While Office Depot and OfficeMax stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, so that shoppers and associates can spend quality time with family and friends, customers can get a head start on holiday deal shopping online at 12:01 a.m. ET Thanksgiving Day.

On Black Friday, stores will open at 6 a.m. and on Cyber Monday, deals will be valid online starting Nov. 27 at 12:01 a.m. ET until 11:59 p.m. ET on Nov. 28. And, don’t miss Cyber Week, Nov. 27 – Dec. 5.

Visit officedepot.com to find an Office Depot or OfficeMax location near you, and for more information on special holiday deals and savings.

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 $14 billion, employs approximately 49,000 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, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy, 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.

1 Prices not valid in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

Julianne Embry

Source: Office Depot, Inc.

More than 365 organizations and more than 1 million people joined REI in choosing to #OptOutside on Black Friday

SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Less than two weeks after announcing #OptOutside, more than 365 organizations and more than 1 million people have joined REI in choosing to #OptOutside on Black Friday. The response more than doubles the number of partners involved in 2015, and includes national and local organizations encouraging their members to #OptOutside or hosting outdoor activities for people to choose trails over sales on Black Friday.

#OptOutside has provided the outdoor community and our nonprofit partners an incredible platform to share the transformative power of the outdoors. The response it’s received in its second year is a powerful reminder of how this idea connects with people at an individual and emotional level,” said Jerry Stritzke, REI CEO and president.

#OptOutside partner highlights include:

  • Scores of parks and nonprofits partners are opening outdoor spaces for free, including all state parks in Colorado, Delaware, Kansas and Minnesota.
  • The National Interscholastic Cycling Association is encouraging all 10,000 student athletes and 4,000 coaches to take over 600 teams across the country out on rides on Black Friday.
  • Nonprofits like the Washington Trails Association with deep ties to local outdoors spaces are hosting volunteer work parties to steward trails.
  • The Massachusetts Audubon Society is leading bird enthusiasts through sanctuaries across the state on Black Friday and the day after, and for bird lovers in Michigan, the Huron-Clinton Metromarks are hosting an “Owl Prowl” on November 25.
  • Downhill skiers, show shoe enthusiasts and fat bike riders in Washington can enjoy Methow Trails in Winthrop Washington for free on Black Friday.
  • The Greenway Foundation in Denver will take elementary school students to the South Platte River for educational field trips all month leading up to Thanksgiving week.
  • Girl Trek is organizing 100 “Family 5K” walks across the country designed to get families moving, complete with race bibs and t-shirts.

CJ Goulding at the Children & Nature Network and Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison at Girl Trek have also voiced their support of #OptOutside on the REI Co-op Journal.

REI Public Affairs
(253) 395-5958

Source: REI

Kohl’s kicks off Black Friday five day savings event on November 21

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis, 2016-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) will be the First Place to Stop and Best Place to Shop for Black Friday deals this year, offering customers exclusive savings opportunities they won’t find anywhere else on the most exciting products and brands of the season. The five day savings event kicks off Monday, November 21 and will be overflowing with exclusive Black Friday Doorbusters and Deals in store and online all week long. For this limited time, customers can save even more when take advantage of our amazing $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent!

For those customers eager to get a jump-start on their shopping lists, Kohl’s will be offering Black Friday Deals in store and on Kohls.com today only! Kohl’s entire Black Friday advertisement can be viewed here. Highlights include:

Kohls.com Exclusive Doorbusters

Kohl’s will offer a selection of online-exclusive one-day-only Doorbusters rotating Monday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 23 on Kohls.com. Must-have items include:
• $449.99 Serta 10” gel memory foam mattress (queen size) Earn $105 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
• $379.99 LG 50” 1080p LED TV Earn $105 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
• $279.99 Bestway Lay-Z-Spa Miami inflatable hot tub Earn $75 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
• $139.99 KitchenAid 13-cup food processor Earn $30 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!

Thanksgiving Doorbusters

From 6 p.m.* Thanksgiving Day through 1 p.m. Friday, November 25, or while supplies last, Kohl’s will offer Black Friday Doorbusters available in store and for the first time ever on Kohls.com. For added convenience, Doorbusters will be marked with balloons in store so customers can locate them easily. Must-have items include:
• $249.99 Samsung 40” HD 1080p LED smart TV with built-in Wi-Fi Earn $75 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
• $249.99 Sony PlayStation 4 500GB Uncharted console bundle Earn $75 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
• $249.99 Microsoft Xbox One S 500GB Minecraft favorites console bundle Earn $75 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
• $129.99 Fitbit Charge 2 heart rate + fitness wristband Earn $30 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
• 50% off select toys Earn $15 in Kohl’s Cash† for every $50 spent!

Week-long Black Friday Deals

More than 500 Black Friday deals will be available throughout the week on the season’s most sought-after toys, electronics, kitchen appliances, jewelry and more. Kohls.com shoppers can begin taking advantage of Black Friday deals starting Monday, November 21. Kohl’s Black Friday Deals will be available in store on Thursday, November 24 at 6 p.m.* and all day Friday, November 25. Must-have items include:
• $349.99 Razor Hovertrax 2.0 self-balancing scooter Earn $105 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
• $129.99 Ninja Mega Kitchen system Earn $30 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
• $79.99 Propel cloud rider HD 2.4 GHz quadrocopter with HD camera Earn $15 in Kohl’s Cash† with purchase!
• $29.99 Vivitar high definition 5.1 MP action camcorder
• $14.99 Brilliance jewelry made with Swarovski crystals or Swarovski zirconia

Save even more when you sign up for Yes2You Rewards! Members earn one point for every dollar they spend, and receive a $5 reward for every 100 points, no matter how they pay, with no limit on points earned and no cost to join. For Yes2You Rewards program details and full terms visit Kohls.com/rewards.

#KohlsBestGiftEverSweepstakes From November 9 through November 30, customers will have the chance to win the most exciting Black Friday product through #KohlsBestGiftEverSweepstakes on Twitter. Customers can either retweet one of Kohl’s sweepstakes tweets to win the product featured or tweet @Kohls with a link or photo of a Kohl’s product they’d like to win while using #KohlsBestGiftEverSweepstakes. Official rules can be viewed here.

Even More Ways to Save

Customers can easily maximize their Black Friday savings by earning and redeeming Kohl’s Cash and Yes2You Rewards on every item in the store, including the most coveted gifts like Apple, American Girl and Nike – a savings opportunity they can only get at Kohl’s. • Only Once a Year – $15 Kohl’s Cash: From Monday, November 21 through Saturday, November 26, customers will once again earn an amazing $15 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent! This only happens once per year!
• Yes2You Rewards: Yes2You Rewards members earn one point for every dollar they spend, and receive a $5 reward for every 100 points, no matter how they pay, with no limit on points earned and no cost to join.
• Kohl’s Charge: Kohl’s Charge customers will save at least 25 percent on their first day’s purchases when they open an account on Kohls.com and at stores nationwide. Subject to credit approval.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Kohl’s intends forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “anticipates,” “plans,” or similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause Kohl’s actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to those described in Item 1A in Kohl’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is expressly incorporated herein by reference, and other factors as may periodically be described in Kohl’s filings with the SEC.

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit http://www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

Connect with Kohl’s:

Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Kohls)
Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls)
Google+ (http://plus.google.com/+Kohls)
Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/Kohls)
Instagram (http://instagram.com/Kohls)
YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/Kohls)

NOTE: Kohl’s welcomes media to its stores during Black Friday. To contact your local store about shooting b-roll or photos or to request a local interview during the holiday season, please visit Kohl’s Store Locator and connect with the Store Manager

* Store hours may vary by locations. See Kohls.com for details.

†Kohl’s Cash® redeemable in store and online 11/27-12/5, 2016 for coupons earned 11/21-11/26, 2016. Kohl’s Cash® is not legal tender. No cash back. Kohl’s Cash® Earn: Customer will receive a $15 Kohl’s Cash® coupon for every $50 spent in a single transaction during the stated earn window. Kohl’s Cash® coupon is earned on the amount of customer purchases after all applicable discounts are applied and before tax is imposed. Qualifying customer purchases exclude the purchase of Gift Cards. Kohl’s Cash® Redeem: Coupon can be redeemed during the stated redeem window with any other offer. Kohl’s Cash® coupons and other dollar-off discounts will be applied prior to percent-off total purchase discounts/coupons. Kohl’s Cash® coupon may not be redeemed (1) on purchases of Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise or other charitable items; (2) to purchase Gift Cards; (3) as price adjustments on prior purchases; (4) to reduce a Kohl’s Charge or any third-party charge account balance; or (5) to pay for any services or fees, including taxes and shipping. If merchandise purchased earning a Kohl’s Cash® coupon is subsequently returned or price adjusted, the value of the Kohl’s Cash® coupon previously earned and/or the amount of the merchandise refund will be reduced to reflect any unearned value. Return value of merchandise purchased with a Kohl’s Cash® coupon may be subject to adjustment. Coupon is nontransferable. See associate for details.


Jen Johnson

Ale DesJean

Source: Kohl’s

#OptOutside: REI to close its doors on Black Friday to encourage people embrace the outdoors and create new holiday tradition

  • Outdoor co-op will shut all 149 of its doors on Black Friday, process no online sales and pay all 12,287 employees to take the day off and head outside instead
  • This year, more than 275 national and local organizations form movement to invite millions of people to participate
  • New outdoor activity finder launched at REI.com/opt-outside to help people reconnect with family and friends this holiday season and declare support

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — REI, the $2.4 billion outdoor co-op, has announced that it will close its doors once more this Black Friday. Stepping up its effort to create a cultural counterweight to Black Friday, REI says that it is giving #OptOutside to the outdoor community to lift up and celebrate the people who dedicate their lives to the outdoors. A vast network of organizations has united already to mobilize millions more to embrace the outdoors and create a new holiday tradition for all Americans.

“This year, REI will shut down on both Thanksgiving and Black Friday because fundamentally we believe that being outside makes us our best selves – healthier and happier, physically and mentally. But as a nation we’re still spending over 90 percent of our lives indoors and it’s a trend we need to tackle,” said REI CEO Jerry Stritzke. “I love that there is a community of people in this country who dedicate their lives to that mission, so together, we are asking America “Will you go out with us?”

REI is putting power in the hands of more than 6 million co-op members and lovers of the outdoors, asking every individual to invite someone else to choose the outdoors over fighting it out in the aisles. REI.com/opt-outside will serve as the hub to get involved, declare support, invite others to join the movement or simply find a place to play outdoors. Visitors can upload photos, share through social media, discover thousands of trails and parks nearby or get connected with non-profits that steward the outdoors.

REI gives 70 percent of its profits back to the outdoor community annually and has united more than 275 non-profit, government and corporate partners to inspire millions of people to hit the trails, parks and waterways on November 25. Details on the partners and stories of their contributions can be read on the Co-op Journal at http://blog.rei.com/news/optoutside-will-you-go-out-with-us/.

Stritzke continued, “The moment we announced our decision last year, people who build their lives around the outdoors really embraced the idea of reclaiming Black Friday. It took on a life of its own and became about much more than REI. #OptOutside should be a platform for the nonprofits and public servants who are on the front lines of the outdoor community. They’re the ones who make the outdoors accessible for everyone. That’s why, from today onward, we’re going to lift them up as the official spokespeople for #OptOutside.”

During #OptOutside, experts from the outdoor community will share perspectives on topics including the power of nature to heal, the value of childhood play outdoors, the value of nurturing and conserving our public lands and the increasing need for diversity in the outdoors. Viewpoints will be published by the co-op on Co-op Journal and promoted by REI through social media in an effort to explore the idea that a life outdoors is a life well lived.

FOR MEDIA: B-Roll and photo assets are available in the REI Newsroom.

Appendix: This year, at launch, more than 275 organizations are already involved. Many more are expected to join by Black Friday.

Nonprofits and government agencies that steward the outdoors are at the heart of this effort. Organizations representing thousands of local chapters across the country have already joined #OptOutside:

  • Diversity In The Outdoors: Six nonprofits focused on increasing diversity in the outdoors will be hosting events all across the country. Our partners in this effort are 52 Hike Challenge, Black Girls Run, Camber Outdoors, Girl Trek, Natural Leaders Network and Outdoor Afro.
  • Local Nonprofit Impact: Local trails and outdoors advocacy groups, including Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Buckeye Trails Association, the Mississippi Park Connection and others will lead events on Black Friday to get people into the outdoors.
  • The National Parks Service is spreading the #OptOutside message to all park employees and The National Park Foundation, with the Parks’ friends groups.
  • More Joining Every Day: Dozens of other major nonprofits have joined with their own unique expression of #OptOutside. For example, the Trust for Public Land will a host pre-Black Friday event at a local San Francisco park the week before Thanksgiving to raise awareness, which several other groups have discussed doing. And The Sierra Club will help amplify #OptOutside by leveraging its social media and digital channels, which reach its 2.4 million members and supporters engaged in 63 chapters across the country.

Companies with a genuine passion for the outdoors have joined us:

  • Subaru of America. Subaru of America will be bringing together two of its drivers’ passions, the outdoors and pets, and inviting pet lovers everywhere to #OptOutside with their four-legged friends on Black Friday. To help those dogs who need to #OptOutside the most, Subaru of America will be providing a fleet of vehicles and drivers in New York City to take shelter dogs out of their cages and into nature for the day. Subaru of America will also be offering pet parents in NYC, and their dogs, a free shuttle ride away from all the concrete and into the great outdoors. Subaru of America retailers will remain open on Black Friday to help power all your outdoor adventures.
  • Big Agnes, Burton, Keen, KÜHL, Outdoor Research, prAna and a host of leading outdoor companies will connect with their hundreds of thousands of collective followers on social media with a unique, inspirational message to get outside on Black Friday.
  • Google and REI are launching a pilot program to support nonprofits in Austin and Seattle, starting with the Washington Trails Association and the Shoal Creek Conservancy. This pilot, in both markets, has two components. The first component is a “skilled service project” that centers on Google’s Creative Skills for Innovation Lab (or CSI:Lab), which helps organizations rethink how they collaborate, instill creativity and tackle critical organizational issues. The second is a more traditional service project, which REI will organize through its Outdoor Programs and Outreach team, with support from Google employees.
  • Meetup is tapping its network of 25,000 organizers who run local outdoor groups to host outdoor activities on Black Friday.
  • Upworthy is a mission-driven media company and will help drive a national conversation about the important mental and physical health benefits of being outside. Upworthy tells stories that open doors to new ideas that make people feel surprised, happy, inspired and motivated. Stories that connect us to each other, change our minds, open our hearts and sometimes even make the world a better place.

About REI
REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of more than 6 million active members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 148 stores in 36 states. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at REI.com, REI.com/REI-Garage or the free REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. You can take the trip of a lifetime with REI Adventures, a global leader in active adventure travel that runs 170 custom-designed itineraries on every continent. REI’s Outdoor School is run by professionally-trained, expert-instructors who teach beginner- to advanced-level courses about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to–and steward–the outdoor places that inspire us.

REI Public Affairs
(253) 395-5958

Source: REI

Staples announces store hours On Black Friday and great Thanksgiving Day deals on Staples.com

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2016-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is helping customers make more happen this holiday season with great deals in stores, online and via mobile. On Thanksgiving Day, while Staples’ stores are closed, Staples.com will feature amazing savings with online deals so customers can shop from the comfort of their home.

On Black Friday the deals in stores will begin at 6 a.m. in the majority of locations and where states allow – check Staples.com for locations and hours. Visit Staples.com for the latest deals through Cyber Monday.

“We encourage our customers and employees to enjoy Thanksgiving however they choose, with their families and friends,” said Steve Matyas, president North American retail, Staples. “For our Staples customers who want to shop from home on Thanksgiving Day, Staples.com will offer amazing deals on great products that customers can buy online and even pick up in stores on Black Friday or ship to their home. Whether our customers prefer the convenience of shopping online, in stores, or both, Staples is committed to providing great deals and services throughout the holiday shopping season.”

Staples’ weekly ad will launch in early November, featuring a preview of the special holiday savings in stores and online including an assortment of the latest and greatest in tech, personalized gifts and holiday cards from Staples Print and Marketing Services to make the holiday season a success.

About Staples:
Staples retail stores and Staples.com help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want – in store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning, faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print & Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending and credit services.

Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers make more happen by offering a curated assortment of products and services combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and state-of-the art-ecommerce site. Staples Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things businesses need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities cleaning and maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology, furniture, interior design and Print & Marketing Services. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South America,Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.


Kaitlyn Reardon

Kaleigh Sands

Source: Staples Inc.

Black Friday: Eight sales per second at UK’s largest electrical retailer Currys PC World

  • UK’s largest electrical retailer reporting eight sales per second
  • 30 TVs per minute selling online

LONDON, 2015-11-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — With yesterday’s website traffic almost as high as Boxing Day last year, Currys PC World is today reporting its biggest ever start to Black Friday, with seven million visitors to the site this week already.

This morning alone, there has been a 1100% increase in hourly unique visitors and a 2900% increase on orders compared to the same time last week. Since the Black Friday deals went live online, the £30 off Apple iPads deal proved particularly popular, with the Dyson V6 Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner (£239, down from £349.99) and the Samsung Ultra HD 4K 43 inch TV (£399, down from £549) also going down well with shoppers. In-store, the Lenovo G50 15.6 inch laptop (£249.99, was £349.99) the LG Smart Ultra HD 4K 55 inch TV (£699, was £1,199) and the Samsung Smart Ultra HD 4K 55 inch TV (£899, was £1299) are some of the current best-sellers.

With a 30% increase in deals and a 40% increase in stock, Currys PC World saw a record peak in mobile phone traffic of 58% as the deals went live at 6am. As stores across the country began to open and people made their way into work, traffic switched from mobile to in-store and desktops.

Black Tag deals are continuing throughout the weekend with up to £600 off large screen 4K TVs, wearable tech at half price and nutri-blenders at their lowest ever price.  Customers are taking advantage of the various multichannel options available, with 90% of customer journeys starting online and shoppers choosing to Click and Collect or take advantage of free home delivery.

Stuart Ramage, E-Commerce Director at Currys PC World, says: “Last year was one of our most successful trading days ever so we’ve spent the last year preparing for this year’s event. We’ve seen unprecedented demand online with a 53% increase in hourly web traffic and across the country we’ve seen customers queuing from before the stores open – everyone’s in good spirits and things are running smoothly.”

– ENDS –

For more information please contact dixonscarphone@mcsaatchi.com / 020 7544 3600

SOURCE: Dixons Carphone plc.



Black Friday: Eight sales per second at UK’s largest electrical retailer Currys PC World

Black Friday: Eight sales per second at UK’s largest electrical retailer Currys PC World

Argos announced amazing deals across more than 350 products on Black Friday

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Argos is launching amazing deals across more than 350 products on Black Friday tomorrow including TVs, computers, tablets, white goods, floor care and more.

Deals will be available to customers online at argos.co.uk from 01:00am on Black Friday (Friday 27 November 2015).

The deals join a host of other great offers already available through Argos’ 12 day Black Friday event, such as up to half price on thousands of toys and an extra 25% off any indoor furniture over £150.¹

Customers can also access deals in stores and to help manage customer demand tomorrow on Black Friday, Argos is opening 688 of its stores at 6am, with some trading until 10pm. Customers can access individual store opening times at argos.co.uk.


Product number Product Was price Now price Saving
4245933 Tassimo T20 Coffee Machine £99.99 £29.99 £70
3072499 Fire 7” Tablet £49.99 £34.99 £15
4551328 LG 49” Full HD LED TV £549 £329 £220
4532842 PS4 with ‘Uncharted’ 500Gb bundle £299.99 £249.99 £50
4604842 XBOX ONE 500GB Console with Ori and Rare Replay £229.99
4824141 PS4 Graded £199.99
iPad Air 1 Wi-Fi 16GB Space Grey / Silver £319 £249 £70
HP WOW Laptop Pentium 4GB 1TB (x4 colours) plus £50 worth accessories £399.99 £269.99 £130
2457747 Toshiba Celeron 4GB 1TB Laptop £279.99 £199.99 £80
3684117 TomTom Start 25 5” Full EU Sat Nav £99.99 £79.99 £20
4440381 Babyliss Curl Secret £119.99 £79.99 £40
3929315 Amazon Fire TV Stick £35 £24.99 £10
iPad Mini 2 16GB – Space Grey / Silver £239 £199 £40
Indesit WXD1252W 7kg 1200 Spin Washing Machine – White £199.99 £159.99 £40




Interim prices may have applied to some lines.  Check argos.co.uk full for details.

All deals are available in stores and online. Customers wanting their bargains in a hurry can take advantage of Argos’ new UK-wide Fast Track same-day home delivery service, offering a choice of time slots for just £3.95. Slots will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis on Black Friday and once availability is full, customers will be offered slots on subsequent days. For more information, please visit argos.co.uk.

¹ Voucher code applies


See Argos.co.uk for full terms and conditions.

Notes to Editors:

For more information, please contact the Argos Press Office on 0845 120 4365 or email: media.relations@argos.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter at @argos_PR.

About Argos
Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 50,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with around 121m customer transactions a year through its stores and over 900 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2015.  Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 840 stores and concessions across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the financial year to February 2015, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 29,000 people across the business.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.


SOURCE: Home Retail Group



Target: Unprecedented results on Target.com and a strong turnout in stores on Thanksgiving Day

Record setting online sales and strong in-store traffic mark start of Target’s holiday season

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today reported a successful start to its Black Friday weekend, with unprecedented results on Target.com and a strong turnout in stores on Thanksgiving Day.

“Target got a head start going into Black Friday with the record-breaking launch of Adele’s new album and our ‘10 Days of Deals’ promotion. The momentum continued with our Black Friday presale, and on Thanksgiving, we saw millions of shoppers take advantage of great offers online and in our stores. Overall, the response from our guests has been very positive, with some of the best days we’ve seen on Target.com,” said Brian Cornell, Chairman of the Board and CEO Target, who greeted holiday shoppers at the Jersey City Target Store in New Jersey on Thanksgiving. “We expect to see the demand continue throughout the weekend and into December as we offer more savings on the year’s most popular gifts, including Star Wars and Apple products.”

“10 Days of Deals” and Black Friday Pre-Sale

Target’s “10 Days of Deals” began Sunday, Nov. 22, giving guests daily offers, including 10 percent off electronics and 20 percent off kitchenware. As part of the promotion, Target brought back the Black Friday pre-sale on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Sales were strong with the most popular items being Apple Watch and Apple iPads, Beats Solo 2 headphones, FitBit Charge HR and the Philips Sonicare 2 electric toothbrush.

Thanksgiving Day Access to Black Friday Sale

Guests were granted early access to nearly all of Target’s doorbusters on Target.com beginning Thanksgiving morning. Demand outpaced 2014’s record Thanksgiving performance, making it Target’s biggest day for online sales yet, driven largely by electronics.

Guests also continued to use the Order Pickup option at Target.com. Before 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the number of orders placed for in-store pick up increased by 35 percent as compared to 2014.

Top selling Black Friday items:

  • Apple iPads were top sellers in stores and online. On average, Target sold an iPad every second throughout the day on Thanksgiving. Apple Watch was especially popular in stores.
  • Gaming consoles were popular in stores and online, including Nintendo Wii U, which was the top selling item on Target.com.
  • TVs were one of most sought after items in stores— the 55” Westinghouse at $249.99 was Target’s top selling TV.
  • Movies were a big hit in stores with guests buying more than 3 million on Thanksgiving.
  • A three-foot stuffed teddy bear, priced at $10, was a surprise hit, with some stores selling out in minutes.
  • Top toys included LEGO, Barbie, Disney Princess and Star Wars. Target exclusives generated nearly one-third of Star Wars toy sales for the day.
  • Beats Solo 2 headphones were one of the top sellers on Target.com and in stores at $96.99 (reg. $199.99).

The Savings Continue—Spend $75, Get 20 Percent Off

Target’s “10 Days of Deals” continues through Tuesday, Dec. 1. Today, guests who spend $75 or more receive a 20 percent discount to use toward a future purchase on any day between Dec. 4 and Dec. 13. Additional offers include:

  • Saturday, Nov. 28: $50 off holiday shop purchase of $100 more
  • Sunday, Nov. 29: Buy two, get one free action figures and fashion dolls
  • Monday, Nov. 30: 15 percent off Target.com
  • Tuesday, Dec. 1: 25 percent off all beauty

As always, guests can use their REDcard for an additional five percent off on top of other discounts. Online shoppers can continue to take advantage of free shipping on Target.com through Dec. 25. And the 21 million savvy deal seekers who use Cartwheel will continue to find thousands of offers throughout the holiday season.


About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,805 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.


Note: Target welcomes media to its stores. To contact your local store about shooting b-roll or photos or to request a local interview during the holiday season, please visit “Find a Store” at Target.com and contact the Leader on Duty.

Follow @TargetNews on Twitter for real-time news and trends on holiday at Target.

For more information and assets, visit Target.com/Pressroom.

media hotline
We strive to return all of our media inquiries within one business day.
email us (612) 696-3400

SOURCE: Target Brands, Inc.


Target: Unprecedented results on Target.com and a strong turnout in stores on Thanksgiving Day

Target: Unprecedented results on Target.com and a strong turnout in stores on Thanksgiving Day

Fnac now with 4 million FNAC card members

Ivry-sur-Seine, FRANCE, 2015-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week, Fnac announced that it now has 4 million FNAC card members. To mark the occasion, Fnac is celebrating the 4 jours uniques Fnac from November 26 to 29.

Fnac announced this week that it has reached the threshold of 4 million FNAC Card members. Its iconic loyalty program welcomed more than 400,000 new members in 2015 in France, the fastest growth in its history.

To mark this milestone and thank its members, Fnac decided to celebrate with a one-time event, 4 jours uniques Fnac, from Thursday, 11/26 (members’ night at our stores) to Sunday 11/29.

The 4 jours uniques Fnac event replaces Black Friday, although offers will remain exceptional. In addition, members get access to special discounts on select high-tech, TV, photography, CD and Blu-ray brands, in stores and on the Fnac.com site. Members can also participate in a contest to win some of the holiday season’s most popular products, such as PCs, tablets, drones, and telephones, or to have us pick up the tab for all purchases made during the 4 jours uniques Fnac.

Giving its members privileged access to culture and technology through special discounts and benefits has been central to the Fnac concept since it first opened in 1954. In addition to permanent discounts on most products (see box below), Fnac members have year-round access to exclusive offers, private sales events, and invitations to sneak-preview events. These cultural and sales events, which are extended throughout the year on social networks, give the community of Fnac members its dynamism and make it an audience of enthusiasts who identify with Fnac’s heritage and expertise.

The benefits of the Fnac Card:

  • A permanent 5% instant discount on Books, High-Tech, Kids, Stationery, Home & Design and 2.5% on purchases of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays credited to the member account
  • Private sales with discounts of up to 40%
  • Fnac Express+: free and unlimited 1-day delivery on millions for fnac.com products at €39 incl. VAT/year instead of €49 incl. VAT/year
  • Access to 18,000 shows at reduced prices, sneak previews, invitations, and other events
  • With the free Carte Famille, up to three people can enjoy the benefits of the same member account.
  • With the Fnac app, members have easier access to their account and benefits wherever they are

About the Groupe FNAC – www.groupe-fnac.com : The Groupe FNAC is a retailer of entertainment and leisure products and consumer electronics. A leader in France and major player in the countries where it operates (Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Belgium, Switzerland, Morocco, Qatar), the Groupe FNAC had a multi-format network of 189 stores (including 115 in France) at the end of 2014, plus e-commerce sites, including Fnac.com, ranked France’s third most visited e-commerce site (more than 10 million unique visitors/month). A standard-setting omni-channel retailer, the Groupe FNAC posted consolidated revenue of €3.895 billion in 2014 and employs 14,500 people.

Press Contacts: Laurent Glépin: +33 (0)1 55 21 54 13 – laurent.glepin@fnac.com Alexandre André: +33 (0)1 55 21 54 46 – alexandre.andre@fnac.com


Tesco announced details of some of the best deals available in store and online this Black Friday

  • Black Friday will start on Tesco direct at midnight on Friday 27 November and in 250 Extra stores at 5am.

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-11-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Christmas Tesco is on a mission to give customers all the help they need to have a magical festive season. As part of its drive to help customers, Tesco has announced details of some of the best deals available in store and online this Black Friday (Friday 27 November). The event will include over 200 electrical, entertainment and mobile products with discounts of up to 70%.

Top deals include:

  • Digihome 49” large screen LED TV with Freeview – Now £199, save £150
  • Beats solo 2 On-Ear Headphones – Now £69, save £100
  • Acer laptop with 15.6” screen and 1terrabyte hard disk drive – Now £179, save £100
  • Tassimo T20 Coffee Machine – Now £29.50, save £70
  • Babylis Curl Secret Hair Styler – Now £59.50, Half Price
  • Samsung 10” Android Tablet – Now £99, save £60

Rob Hattrell, General Merchandise Director for Tesco said: “We’re doing all we can to help customers have a fantastic Christmas and we’re excited to be offering so many great Black Friday deals this year. Our Black Friday event will include over 200 different products so we hope customers will find something for all the family.”

Black Friday will start online on Tesco direct at midnight on Friday 27 November and in 250 Extra stores at 5am.

This Christmas, Tesco has launched a series of ‘little helps’ for customers to help make the festive period that little bit easier. The retailer has already helped customers put the fizz into Christmas with a £9 bottle of award-winning Louis Delaunay champagne, as well as an MSC certified lobster for £6. Tesco will continue to help customers in store and online throughout the festive period.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01992 644645
We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.


Incredible savings for ExtraCare® Rewards members during a three-day Black Friday sales event at CVS/pharmacy locations

With incredible Black Friday deals, and season-long savings on Christmas gifts and essentials, CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide take the stress out of holiday shopping and entertaining

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS/pharmacy® today unveiled incredible savings for ExtraCare® Rewards members during a three-day Black Friday sales event at all 7,900 CVS/pharmacy locations which kicks off Thanksgiving Day and goes through Saturday, November 28. A special three-day circular can be found in local newspapers where customers will also receive a 25% Off Shopping Pass, valid during the event. CVS/pharmacy is making it easier for shoppers to focus more on a healthier and less stressful holiday by providing “one-stop” shopping complete with healthier food options for entertaining, and winter essentials to protect against cough, cold and flu, so customers can avoid missing out on fun family get-togethers and celebrations.

‎”CVS/pharmacy is dedicated to helping customers spend more time with friends and family, and less time stressing, by offering a wide variety of gift items,” said Judy Sansone, Senior Vice President of Front Store Business, CVS/pharmacy and Chief Merchant of CVS Health. “Instead of shopping at multiple stores to pick up gifts, decor, party snacks, and health and beauty items, CVS/pharmacy provides a convenient way for customers to purchase all these items in one location. Plus, we have made it easier than ever for our customers to find healthier options for entertaining this year.”

Hot Deals on Gifts for Everyone

CVS/pharmacy is offering big bargains as part of its three-day Black Friday sales event:

  • Give Beauty: Buy Two, Get the Third Free deals are available when mixing and matching popular beauty and cosmetics brands, such as L’Oreal, CoverGirl, NYX, Neutrogena, Wet ‘n Wild, Sally Hansen, and Physician’s Formula, as well as CVS/pharmacy-exclusive line MUA.
    • Shoppers will also receive 40% off select personal grooming electronics, including Norelco Shavers and Sonicare Rechargable Toothbrushes.
    • Designer and celebrity fragrances are also available, including Beyonce Rise, Katy Perry Killer Queen, Taylor Swift Incredible Things, Calvin Klein Fragrances, and many more.
  • Give Comfort & Joy: Buy One, Get One Free deals on Memory Foam Slippers or Pillows and select Hallmark Ornaments; a snuggly House to Home Fleece Throw is available for just $1.99. Shoppers can also receive a Free Amope Pedi Perfect Daily Moisturizer 8.45 oz. for free with the purchase of an Amope Pedi Perfect Electronic Foot or Nail Care File for only $49.99.
  • Give Fun: For kids of all ages, shoppers can purchase unique gadgets and toys such as the AeroDrone X6 ($29.99) and a Black Spider Wireless Indoor Helicopter ($12.88). Customers will also find Buy One, Get One Free deals on select toys and electronics, including Dig-Gen earphones or headphones. Many children’s toys are also on sale for less than $10; the Radio-Controlled Licensed Car, Fashion Stylist Dolls, and Tough Truck Play Set of 4 are all offered at just $6.88 each.
  • Give Novelty: Wrap up a one-of-a-kind gift this season with a Grilled Cheese Toaster, Hot Dog Steamer or Mac and Cheese Maker, just $19.99 each. Pick out a charming LED LOVE marquee sign ($19.99) or a rockin’ SoundLogic Bluetooth Speaker ($14.99) for a memorable holiday this year.
  • Give Gift Cards: One of the most classic gift options, CVS/pharmacy offers more than 200 branded gift cards for popular restaurants and department stores, including Cheesecake Factory, Starbucks, Nike, Crate and Barrel, as well as major credit card companies American Express, MasterCard, and VISA. As part of CVS Health’s $10 million commitment to support Stand Up To Cancer, CVS/pharmacy has also partnered with MasterCard and InComm, to accelerate innovative cancer research with an exclusive Stand Up To Cancer branded gift card available at CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide. With $1 of every gift card sold going to support the life-saving cancer research being done by Stand Up To Cancer, CVS/pharmacy and MasterCard will donate up to $525,000. This program runs through December 2016, making a thoughtful gift for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer.
  • Give Silly and Sentimental: Customers can order photo prints, custom greeting cards and photo books for quick and convenient same-day pick-up with the “Photo Center” feature in the CVS Mobile app, online at CVS.com/photo, or in-store via the KODAK Picture Kiosk. Users can easily upload photos from thumb drives, smartphone camera rolls or social media like Facebook or Instagram to create memorable cards or gifts.

Healthier Holiday Entertaining 

CVS/pharmacy continues to expand its offerings to help customers make convenient health-conscious decisions when shopping for holiday parties. With dozens of new food and snack brands added nationwide, and fresh, refrigerated and healthier food items now available in more than 500 stores, CVS/pharmacy is helping shoppers meet and maintain their health goals, even during the busiest season. Through CVS/pharmacy’s “Fit Choices” shelf-tagging system, shoppers can quickly identify and purchase healthier food and snack options that are clearly labeled as: “Heart Healthy,” “Gluten Free,” “Sugar Free,” “Organic,” “Good Source of Protein,” and/or “Non-GMO Verified.”

  • Customers can choose from popular healthier brands such as Kind, Kashi, Stacy’s, Chobani, Vita Coco, Annie’s, Sabra, and Skinny Pop to satisfy salty or sweet cravings. Snacks from the CVS/pharmacy-exclusive Gold Emblem abound™ line are also great for entertaining friends and family, including Gold Emblem abound Heavenly Light Popcorn and Deluxe Mixed Nuts – perfect for munching until the main meal.
  • Shoppers can grab fresh fruit or a gallon of milk at their local CVS/pharmacy for baking traditional holiday recipes or completing a healthy family breakfast, so an extra trip to the grocery store is no longer needed to find many refrigerator and pantry staples.

Staying Healthy All Season Long 

According to a recent CVS/pharmacy survey, nearly two-fifths (37%) of Americans have missed a life event because they were feeling ill with flu-like symptoms. During the holidays it is important that shoppers protect themselves from the spread of germs and viruses when traveling or visiting loved ones. While picking up holiday goodies, customers can conveniently get a flu shot with no appointment necessary, including evenings and weekends. Customers can also grab necessities such as alcohol-based hand sanitizers, facial tissues, and vitamins to keep healthy and strong all season long. In case sniffles and symptoms do appear, over-the-counter remedies for cough, cold and flu are available every day, with select medicine cabinet musts included in the Black Friday sales event.

With extended hours at select locations and many 24-hour stores, shoppers are able to visit their local CVS/pharmacy when it’s most convenient for them. For specific store locations, visit CVS.com/stores.

About CVS/pharmacy
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 7,900 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.

Press Contact:
Stephanie Cunha, CVS/pharmacy
T: 401.770.9354
E: Stephanie.Cunha@CVS.com

SOURCE CVS/pharmacy

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals at Starbucks and Teavana stores

SEATTLE, 2015-11-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Starbucks and Teavana invite customers to shop for deals at participating stores in the U.S. and online at Starbucks.com/shop and Teavana.com, where they will find something for everyone on their list, including themselves.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Deals at Starbucks Retail Stores and Starbucks.com/shop

The budding barista at home will appreciate the Verismo® System 600 this holiday season. The Verismo® System by Starbucks is a premium at-home brewing system. Brew Starbucks® coffee, chai tea or espresso beverage – consistently and conveniently – one cup at a time.  From November 26 through November 29 purchase the Verismo® System 600 for $79, at participating Starbucks® stores, and receive one free box of Verismo® pods while supplies last. This offer is available online at Starbucks.com/shop starting at 3 p.m. PST on November 25.

A Reusable Coffee and Tea Refill Tumbler is perfect for coffee and tea lovers this holiday season, available at Starbucks stores on November 26 and online at Starbucks.com/shop at 3 p.m. PST on November 25, while supplies last. Present this16 oz. stainless steel tumbler ($40) for one free Grande brewed hot coffee or tea every day in January 2016 at participating Starbucks stores (limit one refill per day). This offer excludes iced coffee, iced tea, customizations, Starbucks Reserve® coffees and Teavana® Oprah Chai teas.

Put the finishing touches on a tea drinker’s stocking with Teavana Joy 2015. Enjoy 20 percent off all packaged tea from November 26 through November 29.  Additionally, Tazo and Teavana tea will be 20 percent off on Starbucks.com/shop from November 25 at 3 p.m. PST through November 29 at 2:59 p.m. PST.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday Deals at Teavana Retail Stores

In advance of holiday and Black Friday shopping, visit Teavana retail stores November 23 through November 25, and again on November 29, to buy one/get one 50 percent off pre-packed teas, select gift sets and tumblers from Teavana’s holiday collection, while supplies last and some exclusions apply. For Black Friday, starting November 26 through November 28, buy one and get one free of equal or lesser value on select holiday best-selling teas and gift sets, while supplies last at participating Teavana retail stores.

Cyber Monday Deals on Starbucks.com/shop

Shopping for the holidays online? Visit Starbucks.com/shop for its biggest offer of the year.  Starting November 29 at 3 p.m. PST through November 30 11:59 p.m. PST, receive $25 off an order of $60 of qualifying merchandise, plus free standard shipping. Some exclusions apply.

Cyber Monday Deals on Teavana.com

If shopping online for a tea enthusiast, visit Teavana.com starting November 29 at 3 p.m. PST through November 30 11:59 PST, and enjoy $25 off any $60 of qualifying merchandise, plus free shipping. Some exclusions apply.

For more information on this news release, contact us.

SOURCE: Starbucks Corporation


Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals at Starbucks and Teavana stores

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals at Starbucks and Teavana stores


Big Lots extends holiday hours

COLUMBUS, OHIO, 2015-11-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Big Lots is extending its “Black Friday” to offer great deals every day on seasonal décor, gifts and entertaining goods. Big Lots makes shopping easier by extending holiday hours and offering the best values of the season.

Big Lots will be open 7a.m. – midnight on Thanksgiving and Black Friday from 6 a.m. through 11 p.m. The store will be open from 8 a.m. through 11 p.m. for most of December and from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. the week of Christmas.

“Big Lots is thrilled to be offering some of the best deals of the season with Black Friday Deals Every Day,’ said Andrew Stein, Senior Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, Big Lots. “The holidays can be stressful, but with our extended store hours, and great deals every day in November and December, Big Lots makes shopping easier and fun, even for customers on a budget.”

With a fashionable assortment of furniture, home and seasonal décor, namebrand toys, and the best deals on Black Friday, Big Lots has everything customers need to make the holiday special for their friends and family.

Some of the Black Friday Every Day deals available in store this week are:

  • Buy any Serta mattress, get the matching box spring free
  • Android 7” Tablet $29
  • 20% off Pre-lit Urn Trees

Thanksgiving Day Deals

  • Select 2pc sectionals $589 (Save $110)
  • Simmons recliners $189 (save $96)
  • 2pc Vanity table with tri-fold mirror $99 (save $60)
  • 60” Console Fireplaces $389 each (save $110)

Three-Day Deals (valid Nov. 26-28)

  • Buy One, Get One 50% off Electronic Accessories, including ALL headphones & earbuds, ALL cell & tablet accessories, ALL cell & tablet chargers
  • Dyson $175
  • Radio Control Drone $24 (save 40%)
  • Buy One, Get One 50% off Toys, including Monster High Dolls, Fisher Price, Mega Bloks, Playdoh, WWE Action Figures and Marvel Avengers Action Figures

To learn more about Big Lots’ extended hours, speak with a company representative or arrange a store visit this holiday season, contact Colleen Cleary at 631-921-5320.

*Big Lots stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine will not be open on Thanksgiving Day, per their respective state laws. Stores will open Friday at 1am, and the one-day only Thanksgiving deals will be available on Wednesday. Customers can check http://local.biglots.com/ to confirm the hours of their neighborhood Big Lots.

About Big Lots, Inc.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) is a unique, nontraditional, discount retailer operating 1,463 BIG LOTS stores in 47 states with product assortments in the merchandise categories of Food, Consumables, Furniture, Seasonal, Soft Home, Hard Home, and Electronics & Accessories. Our vision is to be recognized for providing an outstanding shopping experience for our customers, valuing and developing our associates, and creating growth for our shareholders. Big Lots supports the communities it serves through the Big Lots Foundation, a charitable organization focused on four areas of need: hunger, housing, healthcare and education. For more information about the company, visit www.biglots.com or call the Big Lots Holiday Hotline at 1-877-251- 0243.

Media Contact: Colleen Cleary 1-631-921-5320 Colleen.Cleary@havasww.com

SOURCE:  Big Lots, Inc.

Currys PC World increased stock by over 40% to deal with anticipated increased demand this Black Friday

LONDON, 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — With little over a week to go, Currys PC World is predicting this Black Friday to be bigger than last year. Searches for the term ‘Black Friday’ are up by three and half times compared to last year*, signalling unwavering customer appetite for the shopping event.

To ensure shoppers have a great Black Friday experience, Currys PC World has increased stock by over 40% compared to last year and has strengthened website capability to deal with anticipated increased demand.

Stores across the country will open at 8am and customers can shop instore, online or Click and Collect at a time convenient for them. Currys PC World will offer great deals across a range of top brands including Nespresso, Dyson, HP, Bosch, Samsung, Sony, Beats and LG over an extended period of time.

In addition, the UK’s biggest electricals retailer has recruited over 900 colleagues in its Newark delivery and distribution centre and expects to make two million deliveries over the Black Friday period, with 800 vans on the road every day. In the Black Friday week itself, over 100, 000 visits will be made to customers’ homes.

Stuart Ramage, ECommerce Director at Dixons Carphone: “Feedback from our customers is that they love getting great value from us and they know that Black Friday is a key Christmas shopping day, but they don’t like the stress that may come with this, so we’re making it as easy as possible. We’ve worked hard to ensure our customers won’t be disappointed and we have increased stock on quality items by 40% so we can meet the demands of shoppers and they can pick up the best deals be that in-store or online.”

– ENDS –

SOURCE: Dixons Carphone plc.

NRF’s Preliminary Thanksgiving Weekend Survey: Millennials love Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday Shopping

WASHINGTON, 2015-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Although nearly 60 percent of holiday shoppers had already started checking off their shopping lists by November 10, millions more are eagerly waiting to hear what retailers have in store – and online – for the biggest holiday shopping weekend of the year. According to NRF’s Preliminary Thanksgiving Weekend Survey, an estimated 135.8 million shoppers (58.7%) definitely will or may shop on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and/or Sunday, similar to the 61.1 percent who planned to last year and more than the 55 percent of holiday shoppers who said they did shop in stores and online over the weekend in 2014.

NRF’s 2014 Thanksgiving Weekend results Survey found 133.7 million holiday shoppers were in stores and online over the holiday weekend.

“The importance of Thanksgiving weekend to both retailers and consumers will never change. However, retailers have already given consumers several good reasons to start their holiday shopping earlier,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. “We suspect early holiday shoppers could still be on the fence about whether or not to try their hand at finding online and in- store deals Thanksgiving weekend.”

“To make it even easier on holiday shoppers this year, we expect retailers will offer exclusive savings each day of the big weekend, including Thanksgiving and Black Friday-only deals and even extended Cyber Monday promotions throughout the week that follows,” continued Shay. “But this weekend isn’t the end-all-be-all; it’s important to remember, there will be several important weekends to keep an eye on before we wrap up the holiday season.”

Of those who plan to or are anticipating they may shop online or in store over the weekend, most will shop on Black Friday (73.5% vs. 68.2% from NRF’s preliminary survey in 2014), though 22.3 percent say they are eagerly anticipating retailers’ Thanksgiving Day deals, compared to 18.3 percent in NRF’s preliminary 2014 survey. Saturday is often overlooked because it’s sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but the numbers speak for themselves: 49 percent of those surveyed say they will shop in stores and online on Saturday, up from the 42.9 percent in last year’s preliminary survey. One in five (23.1%) say they will or may shop on Sunday.

NRF also asked those Saturday shoppers if they would specifically shop for Small Business Saturday: the survey found 22.3 percent said they would and 54 percent say maybe.

And for the first year NRF asked about plans to shop on Cyber Monday. According to the survey 79.6 percent – or a potential 183.8 million unique shoppers – said they would or may shop on Cyber Monday.

Millennials love Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday Shopping

When it comes to holiday celebrations over the Thanksgiving weekend, it is clear millennials are still quite interested in being a part of the shopping experience. According to the survey 77.8 percent of 18-24 year olds and 77.4 percent of 25-34 year olds said they definitely will or may shop online and in stores over the Thanksgiving weekend.

“Millennials love shopping in stores and online over Thanksgiving weekend for several reasons, including the opportunities afforded to them that allow them to splurge on ‘non-gifts’ for themselves and even the potential to sleep in on Black Friday after having spent the night before bouncing from store to store,” said Prosper’s Principal Analyst Pam Goodfellow. “For these adults, it’s less about making room for pumpkin pie and more about going out with friends, checking out the deals through their mobile phones and experiencing retailers’ night owl hours and perhaps making a dent in their shopping lists.”

“Given how shoppers today overall gravitate towards all things digital, there’s a high likelihood online shopping will be bigger than ever over the holiday weekend and on Cyber Monday,” continued Goodfellow.

Although the entire weekend is seen as one big social experience, Black Friday is expected to be the biggest day for these age groups. Of those millennials who will or may shop over the holiday weekend, the survey found 84.3 percent of 18-24 year olds and 80.2 percent of 25-34 year olds say they will shop on Black Friday. One-quarter (25.4%) of 18-24 year olds will or may shop on Thanksgiving Day and nearly one-third (32.7%) of 25-34 year olds will make room for shopping after turkey and dessert.

Twenty-five to 34 year olds also seem to be more likely to specifically support Small Business Saturday: 34.7 percent of those who are planning to or may shop on Saturday will specifically shop to support small businesses over the weekend.

And when it comes to Cyber Monday, there’s no question that young adults still love the idea of exclusive Cyber Monday deals. According to the survey 88.7 percent of 18-24 year olds and 90.9 percent of 25-34 year olds say yes or maybe when asked if they will shop online on Cyber Monday.

CyberMonday.com Announces Black Friday Deals of the Hour

Shop.org’s CyberMonday.com, which features promotions and deals from hundreds of retailers, will feature a Deal of the Hour on Black Friday from more than 20 different retailers. Select deals include:

Time (EST)     Merchant
12 – 1am        Under Armour
1 – 2am          Apple
2 – 3am          Sierra Trading Post
3 – 4am           Bose
4 – 5am          Omaha Steaks
5 – 6am          Magazines.com
6 – 7am         Saks
7 – 8am         Overstock

Click here for a complete list of companies and times. Offers will include free shipping specials, dollars off and even free gifts with purchase. Retailers will also use CyberMonday.com to promote their Cyber Monday Deal of the Hour. NRF will announce retailers’ Cyber Monday promotions on Sunday, November 29.

NRF Thanksgiving Weekend Spending Results and Weekend Contact Information

NRF will release the results of its Thanksgiving Weekend Survey by 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 29. Information will include what time people started shopping on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, how many people say they shopped for Small Business Saturday and the percentage spent online in total over the weekend. NRF will also release an updated number of people who as of that Sunday are planning to shop online on Cyber Monday.

MEDIA AND ANALYSTS ONLY: Additionally NRF will host an exclusive media call with President and CEO Matthew Shay at 2 p.m. An advisory will be sent to retail, trade and business media in the coming days.

NRF offices will be closed Friday, November 28, but members of the media relations team will be available from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the press line. To request a print or broadcast interview with a NRF spokesperson at any time, please use the below contact information:

Treacy Reynolds (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.) 855-NRF-PRESS or ReynoldsT@nrf.com or press@nrf.com,

Kathy Grannis Allen, allenk@nrf.com

Kathy Grannis Allen
(202) 783-7971
(855) NRF-Press

Toys“R”Us® announced its Thanksgiving Weekend plans

Loyal Customers Given Exclusive Availability to Shop More Than 100 Black Friday Sales in Advance of the Holiday Shopping Crowds

WAYNE, NJ, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today announced its Thanksgiving Weekend plans, revealing the season’s hottest doorbusters on this year’s most sought-after playthings, including more than 350 offers and $8,000 in savings. With Toys“R”Us stores nationwide opening at 5pm on Thursday, November 26*, deal-seeking customers can save on items at the top of kids’ wish lists including, Shopkins, Star Wars®, NERF® and more. Bringing extra yuletide joy to the company’s 19 million loyalty members, Toys“R”Us will provide exclusive, early access in-store and online to more than 100 Black Friday items beginning Sunday, November 22.

“Whether gift-givers are looking to save before the Thanksgiving turkey defrosts, shop online or join the excited crowds at their local store, Toys“R”Us is THE one stop that toy shoppers can’t afford to miss this Black Friday,” said Richard Barry, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Merchandising Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc. “Toys“R”Us customers can expect unbeatable Black Friday deals on hundreds of toys we know are going to bring smiles to kids’ faces on Christmas morning. And, our most loyal consumers can beat the crowds and get a jump start on shopping with additional, exclusive offers.”

Spreading Holiday Cheer to Rewards“R”Us Loyalty Members with Early Access and Big Savings
Toys“R”Us is providing its most loyal shoppers with more than 100 Black Friday doorbusters in advance of the busy shopping weekend – both in-store and online – beginning Sunday, November 22. Rewards“R”Us members have the added benefit of accumulating points on their purchases, thus extending their holiday savings, with the ability to apply those points to last-minute presents or wait to use them for Toys“R”Us shopping in the New Year.

Throughout November and December, “R”Us Credit Cardholders are eligible to receive an additional 10% off their Toys“R”Us and/or Babies“R”Us purchases when they use their “R”Us Credit Card in-store on Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. Through December 19, existing Cardholders can also save 10% every Saturday when they use their “R”Us Credit Card in-store**. Shoppers who elect to open an account in-store on Saturdays can stack this offer along with our everyday 15%*** off purchases or 6-month special financing offer****, granting shoppers maximum ways to save this holiday season. Those who wish to apply for an “R”Us Credit Card can simply visit any “R”Us store nationwide or Toysrus.com/Rewardsrus.

Carving In To Deals from the Comfort of Home
Consumers looking to prep the turkey and set the table while still saving, can shop the majority of the Toys“R”Us Thanksgiving Weekend offers from home. Deals will begin at 9pm ET – one hour earlier than last year – on Wednesday, November 25 at Toysrus.com/BlackFriday.

Helpful Services from THE Toy Authority
With the Toys“R”Us “Navigators,” also known as the “G.P.S.” (Gurus for Play Stuff), a speedy checkout at a dedicated Express Lane and the new $19 shipping minimum for online purchases*****, Toys“R”Us is dedicated to making Black Friday shopping an #AwesomeMoment for families.

“AWWWESOME” Black Friday Ads and a #BlackFridayMadeEasy Twitter Party
As the “AWWWESOME” “Shelf Talker” holiday marketing campaign continues to roll out, new advertisements spotlight the Black Friday deals available to Toys“R”Us shoppers. In one spot touting the Rewards“R”Us members’ early access, a very excited My Little Pony® re-envisions the shopping holiday with pink sparkles and glitter, much to the dismay of her friends on the shelf.

In addition, the company is also encouraging fans to join a Twitter Party on Tuesday, November 24 at 2pm ET by using #BlackFridayMadeEasy. Hosted in partnership with The Mommyhood Chronicles, consumers will learn more about Black Friday doorbusters and in-store services designed to make shopping quick and simple, as well as receive suggestions from THE toy experts about hot toys and much more.

Following the party, fans can continue to engage with Toys“R”Us socially on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus, on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus, on Instagram at Instagram.com/Toysrus, as well as subscribe to the Toys“R”Us channel on YouTube (YouTube.com/Toysrus), and follow the company on Snapchat (@ToysRUsOfficial) to see big offers, excited gift-givers shop on Black Friday and more this holiday and beyond.

For media use: Photos, b-roll and “AWWWESOME” ads related to Thanksgiving Weekend and Black Friday at Toys“R”Us, are available at https://toysrus.sharefile.com/d-sd577dc0d4b6485b8.

For company news and updates throughout the season, please visit “R” Holiday Press Room.

Following are highlights of doorbusters available at Toys“R”Us stores only nationwide beginning Thursday, November 26 from 5pm to midnight, while supplies last (no rain checks).

  • SAVE $15 on Fisher-Price® Bright Beats Dance & Move BeatBo – Was $39.99; Now $24.99
  • 50% OFF Paw Patrol Rescue Training Center – Was $29.99; Now $14.99
  • SAVE $70 ON EXCLUSIVE Imaginarium 55-Piece Train Set with Table – Was $109.99; Now $39.99
  • BOGO 80% OFF ALL Skylanders® SuperChargers Single Figures and Vehicles
  • BOGO 60% OFF ALL LEGO® Dimensions Fun Packs
  • SAVE $150 ON EXCLUSIVE 12-volt Black or Barbie® Escalade – Was $449.99; Now $299.99
  • 50% OFF EXCLUSIVE Journey Girls® Limited Edition 2-Doll Gift Pack – Was $99.99; Now $49.99
  • 50% OFF EXCLUSIVE NERF® N-Strike LongShot CS-6 Blaster – Was $39.99; Now $19.99
  • SAVE $20 on EASY-BAKE Ultimate Oven – Was $44.99; Now $24.99
  • $5 EXCLUSIVE Shopkins Season 3 Ornaments (each) – Two exclusive Shopkins in each ornament!

Following are examples of additional savings that will be available beginning Thursday, November 26 at 5pm through Saturday, November 28 at midnight, while supplies last (no rain checks). Those who want to shop online as early as 9pm ET on Wednesday, November 25, will be delighted to find the majority of the following deals available at Toysrus.com.

  • 40% OFF ALL High-back Chairs & Flip Open Sofas
  • 50% OFF VTech® Alphabet Activity Cubes – Was $49.99; Now $24.99
  • 30% OFF ALL EXCLUSIVE LEGO® Ultra Agents Construction Sets
  • 50% OFF Fisher-Price® Medical Kits – Was $14.99; Now $7.49
  • OVER 60% OFF EXCLUSIVE Crayola® Fabulous Art Kit, Super Art & Craft Kit or Super Art Coloring Kit – Was $26.99; Now $10.00
  • 50% OFF EXCLUSIVE Barbie® Rock ‘n Royals Super Star Limo – Was $59.99; Now $29.99
  • SAVE $150 on Razor® Crazy Cart – Was $399.99; Now $249.99
  • UP TO 65% OFF  ALL Disney Princess Petite Princess 6 Toddler Dolls –
  • Was $10.99 –$14.99; Now $5 each
  • 2 FOR $25 ALL “R” Superbuy Video Game Software

Following are select deals available on Friday, November 27 from 7am through Saturday, November 28 at midnight, as well as online at Toysrus.com, while supplies last (no rain checks):

  • $50 OFF EXCLUSIVE The Home Depot® Big Builders Pro Workshop – Was $129.99; Now $79.99
  • OVER 40% OFF Max Tow Truck – Was $59.99; Now $34.99
  • 50% OFF Disney Princess Little Mermaid Sisters Dolls 7-Pack or Small Doll MagiClip Princess 7-Pack – Was $29.99; Now $14.99
  • SAVE $30 ON EXCLUSIVE VTech® Go! Go! Smart Wheels Smart City Heroes – Was $79.99; Now $49.99
  • 50% OFF Playskool Heroes Transformers® Rescue Bots Optimus Primal Figure – Was $34.99; Now $17.49
  • BOGO Mix & Match – Toys To Life:
    • BOGO 40% OFF ALL Skylanders® SuperChargers and Trap Team Figures, Vehicles and Accessories (excludes Starter Pack)
    • BOGO 40% OFF ALL Disney Infinity Figures, Vehicles and Accessories (excludes Starter Pack)
    • BOGO 40% OFF ALL amiibo Figures, Cards and Accessories (excludes Starter Pack)
  • SAVE $800 on Big Backyard Premium Charleston Lodge Wood Swing Set – Was $1599.99; Now $799.99 (in-store only)
  • SAVE $80 on Step2 Happy Home Cottage & Grill – Was $179.99; now $99.99

*Toys“R”Us stores nationwide will open at 5pm on Thursday, November 26 and remain open until 11pm on Friday, November 27, except for stores in Paramus, NJ, which will open on Thanksgiving from 5 – 11pm and will reopen on Friday, November 27 at 7am, and stores in Watchung, NJ, which will open on Thanksgiving from 5 – 9pm and will reopen Friday, November 27 from 12am – 11pm. Select stores in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Puerto Rico will also have varying store open times. All store hours can be found online at www.Toysrus.com/BlackFridayStoreHours.
**Some exclusions/conditions apply. See store for details. Must request 10% off discount at time of purchase on Thursdays and Saturdays through December 19.
***Some exclusions apply. See the “R”Us Rewards program terms or an associate for details.
****Minimum monthly payments required. See an associate or special financing disclosures in store for details.Rewards“R”Us Card offered by Toys“R”Us, Inc. “R”Us Credit Card and “R”Us MasterCard are issued by Synchrony Bank pursuant to a license from MasterCard International, Inc. MasterCard is a registered trade mark of MasterCard International Incorporated.
For more information, please visit www.Toysrus.com/FreeShipping.

About Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 863 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in 745 international stores and more than 250 licensed stores in 38 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys at FAO.com. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com and FAO.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys“R”Us, Inc. employs approximately 66,000 associates annually worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. Additional information about Toys“R”Us, Inc. can be found on Toysrusinc.com. Follow Toys“R”Us, Babies“R”Us and FAO Schwarz on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus, Facebook.com/Babiesrus and Facebook.com/FAO and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus, Twitter.com/Babiesrus and Twitter.com/FAOSchwarz.

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Media Contacts:
Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Cheryl O’Brien

Samantha Xenis


International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2015 Holiday Guide released on The Center of Shopping’s website

All the latest holiday data and findings one click away.

NEW YORK, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — How much money are shoppers spending this holiday season? On Black Friday? Super Saturday? Do shopping centers prefer to hire Santas with real beards or will costume accessories suffice? How are omnichannel and technology trends influencing holiday shoppers?

Find out the scoop this holiday season via the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) “2015 Holiday Guide,” accessible via the website The Center of Shopping. The content heavy collection will serve as a tremendous resource throughout the 2015 season.

The site will act as a gift that keeps on giving, constantly updated with ICSC’s latest forecasts, spending data and trends. The guide is currently populated with data, visuals and commentary by ICSC’s Director of Research in addition to related content like ICSC’s holiday forecast.

While the data will cover every aspect of the season relating to the retail real estate industry, the pieces are connected by a common denominator. This holiday season, purchase- and purpose- driven individuals will be out in full force at America’s Marketplaces: shopping centers.

Longer Season, Deeper pockets

Holiday shoppers in particular will be willing to spend more, but will also be more knowledgeable about products. Enticed by promotions and faced with an elongated season, shoppers will start their purchases earlier, but complete them later. Shoppers will also be cannier about purchases as a result of online research, mobile devices and multiple channels of distributions.

‘Tis the giving season

The gain in spending ($702 in 2015 compared to $677 in 2014) is fueled in part by an increase in the number of people for whom shoppers will buy gifts. Also of note, approximately 40% of all adults in the United States intend to contribute to, or participate in, philanthropic events occurring at malls and shopping centers this holiday season.

Next up, Black Friday!

ICSC predicts 41% of holiday shoppers will hit the pavement on Black Friday – the most of any holiday shopping days. See how ICSC’s forecast plays out and be on the lookout for ICSC’s Black Friday survey next week, followed by results after the holiday.

Stay tuned to follow the season’s most important research and findings, in real time, on The Center of Shopping.

About ICSC
Founded in 1957, ICSC is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, investors, retailers, brokers, academics, and public officials. The shopping center industry is essential to economic development and opportunity. They are a significant job creator, driver of GDP, and critical revenue source for the communities they serve through the generation of sales taxes and the payment of property taxes. These taxes fund important municipal services like firefighters, police officers, school services, and infrastructure like roadways and parks. Shopping centers aren’t only fiscal engines however; they are integral to the social fabric of their communities by providing a central place to congregate with friends and family, discuss community matters, and participate in and encourage philanthropic endeavors. For more information about ICSC visit www.icsc.org and for the latest news from ICSC and the industry go to www.thecenterofshopping.com.

SOURCE:  International Council of Shopping Centers



International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2015 Holiday Guide released on The Center of Shopping's website

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2015 Holiday Guide released on The Center of Shopping’s website

Argos to launch ‘Red, White and Blue’ Fridays leading up to Black Friday as part of its Christmas campaign

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-11-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading UK retailer Argos will launch ‘Red, White and Blue’ Fridays leading up to Black Friday as part of its Christmas campaign.

Deals designed to put pounds back in British shoppers’ pockets will be available every weekend so that customers don’t have to wait for weeks to get the Christmas shopping started and will find it easier to plan and budget over several weeks rather than one weekend.

Kicking off today (Friday 6 November), highly competitive ‘feel-good’ deals on offer at Argos include:

  • ‘3 for 2’ on all toys for five days
  • The first of five one-day market-beating deals – today’s being the new Call of Duty Black Ops 3 at £39.99
  • Five day deals launching today include the LG 4K Ultra HD 40” Freeview TV reduced by £300 to £399, a saving of £70 on Beats Solo 2 On Ear Headphones at £99.99 and the Canon SX410 20MP Camera at less than half price at just £99.99.

Argos believes the deals are so strong it guarantees to offer the difference if customers find the deals cheaper elsewhere¹.

All deals are available in stores and online and customers wanting their bargains in a hurry can take advantage of Argos’ new UK-wide Fast Track same-day home delivery service which is currently free for orders of £50 and over².  Customers purchasing online for Fast Track store pick-up in as little as 60 seconds can also currently get £1 money back on orders over £25².

David Robinson, Chief Operating Officer at Argos, said: “Customers just can’t wait to start their Christmas shopping and we want to reclaim Fridays for Brits and celebrate them every week between now and Christmas. Fridays have always been a special day in the minds of the British public, whether it represents fish ‘n’ chips, drinks down the pub or simply the start of the weekend.

“We are, of course, gearing up for Black Friday like everyone else, but we don’t think getting a great deal should wait until then and this weekend we know our customers will love our famous ‘3 for 2’ toys event and amazing ‘feel-good’ deals.

Black Friday has several alleged definitions, including being a term coined in the United States by the Philadelphia Police department in the 1950s and 1960s to describe the chaos in the cities caused by the traffic jams and sheer volume of shoppers who came out to grab the best deals.

David Robinson continued: “Christmas shopping is stressful enough without doing it all in one weekend – that’s why we want to make every Friday a ‘feel-good’ one with many fantastic deals every single week until Christmas. We will ensure every Brit has a chance to put more pounds in their pockets.”


¹See Argos.co.uk for full terms and conditions

²The Fast Track offers are for a limited time only. After Tuesday 24 November, all Fast Track same-day delivery orders will revert to the standard delivery fee of just £3.95 and the Fast Track collection discount will no longer apply, although customers will continue to benefit from free in-store pick-up on all orders purchased online.

Notes to Editors:

For more information, please contact the Argos Press Office on 0845 120 4365 or email: media.relations@argos.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter at @argos_PR.

About Argos
Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 50,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with around 121m customer transactions a year through its stores and over 900 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2015.  Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 840 stores and concessions across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the financial year to February 2015, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 29,000 people across the business.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

SOURCE: Home Retail Group

Target’s strategy for Black Friday: deep daily discounts on electronics, kitchenware, toys and more from Nov. 22 through Dec. 1

New “10 Days of Deals” includes daily discounts and presale on Nov. 25

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-11-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) today revealed its promotional strategy for Black Friday. The retailer will introduce a new “10 Days of Deals” promotion, offering deep daily discounts on electronics, kitchenware, toys and more from Nov. 22 through Dec. 1. As part of the “10 Days of Deals,” guests will have access to a Black Friday presale on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

“Black Friday continues to kick off the holiday shopping season for many guests. This year Target will open our doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving for the millions of families who make Black Friday in-store shopping part of their tradition. For those shopping from home, Target is once again making all of our Black Friday deals available on Target.com,” said Tina Tyler, Chief Stores Officer, Target. “In addition, we’re introducing ‘10 Days of Deals’ to offer a wide variety of compelling deals before, during and after Black Friday.”

Black Friday Doorbusters

For guests looking to create their shopping lists now, Black Friday deals are available to view starting today at Target.com/WeeklyAd. Again this year, Target will offer a handful of deals early to guests on Wednesday, Nov. 25. The deals that will be offered early will be available to view atTarget.com/WeeklyAd on Sunday, Nov. 22.

Beginning early Thanksgiving morning, guests can shop all of Target’s Black Friday deals at Target.comor when doors open at 6 p.m. New this year, guests who spend $75 or more on Friday, Nov. 27, will receive a 20 percent discount to use toward a future purchase on any day between Dec. 4 and Dec. 13. Guests will find the lowest prices Target has ever offered on TVs and select gaming consoles.

Additional Black Friday deals include:

One-Day Early Black Friday Access, Nov. 9

For eager shoppers who want to beat the rush, Target will offer a selection of Black Friday deals, today only, at Target.com/BlackFriday. The following deals, and more, will be available for purchase on Nov. 9:

Extended Holiday Hours 

Target stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to mark the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Stores will remain open until 11 p.m. or midnight on Friday evening. The retailer will offer extended store hours to meet guests’ holiday shopping needs:

  • Thanksgiving Day, Nov 26: 6 p.m. – Friday, Nov. 27: 11 p.m. or midnight
  • Dec. 19-23: All stores open 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Dec. 24: All stores open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. or 11 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: Closed
  • Dec. 26: All stores open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m., 11 p.m., or midnight

Target works closely with its team members to understand scheduling preferences for the holidays and compensates all hourly team members who work on a national holiday, including Thanksgiving, with pay equal to time-and-a-half their hourly rate. Also, all hourly team members who work certain shifts on Thanksgiving and Black Friday will receive additional compensation on top of holiday premium pay.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,805 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.

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Amy Joiner
Target Public Relations
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Target's strategy for Black Friday: deep daily discounts on electronics, kitchenware, toys and more from Nov. 22 through Dec. 1

Target’s strategy for Black Friday: deep daily discounts on electronics, kitchenware, toys and more from Nov. 22 through Dec. 1

Shoppers with Macy’s mobile app will have a chance to win $1m in prizes through “Macy’s Black Friday Walk In and Win” game

Customers will have access to specials starting at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving evening in most stores

NEW YORK, 2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Thanksgiving evening, customers can shop the greatest deals of Black Friday weekend beginning at 6 p.m. at most Macy’s (NYSE:M) stores, or online all day at macys.com. Plus, shoppers with Macy’s mobile app will have a chance to walk in to their local Macy’s store and win $1 million in prizes through “Macy’s Black Friday Walk In and Win” game.

“This year, customers will find the hottest holiday gift items and great savings with the convenience of one-stop shopping for everyone on their holiday list,” said Jeff Kantor, chief stores officer at Macy’s. “In addition to incredible savings and doorbuster deals on Black Friday at Macy’s, customers will have a chance to win up to $1 million in gift codes and prizes throughout the weekend.”

The following are a few highlights of Macy’s Black Friday doorbuster specials, available while supplies last. Shop for these limited-time deals in-store beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26through 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., or online at macys.com:

  • $39.99 – Charter Club Cashmere Crewneck or V-Neck Sweaters
  • 60 percent off Women’s Wool and Down Coats
  • 30-50 percent off Impulse Contemporary Apparel, including Lucky Brand, Kensie, Bar III, RACHEL Rachel Roy and more
  • Extra 25 percent off Clearance Designer Handbags
  • Free Glitter Tote with any $95 fragrance purchase
  • $19.99 – Rampage, Style&Co. and Seven Dial Boots
  • $149 – 3/8 ct. t.w. True Miracle® Diamond Earrings in 14k White Gold
  • 50 percent off all Junior Collections, including American Rag, XOXO, Material Girl, BCX, Jessica Simpson and more
  • $9.99 —Your Choice: Bella Toaster Oven, Electric Skillet, Espresso Maker or Deep Fryer; Black & Decker Rice Cooker; Presto Griddle, Cuisinart Hand Mixer or Stick Blender (After Rebate)
  • 70 percent off Memory Foam Pillows and Toppers

Starting on Nov. 16, customers can preview specials online through macys.com/blackfriday and add favorites to their list, which is available via desktop, mobile device and tablet. They can also create custom tags to organize recipients and shop straight from their list all Thanksgiving Day on macys.com.

In addition, Black Friday shoppers can get a first look at select specials by checking out Macy’s Pinterest page at pinterest.com/macysofficial.

Beginning at store opening on Thursday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 29 at 3 a.m. EST, customers shopping at more than 700 Macy’s stores with Macy’s mobile app will have a chance to instantly win $1 million in Macy’s gift codes and branded prizes – including a Macy’s shopping spree, home makeover and even trips to New York City. With the help of push notifications and BlueTooth® smart beacons powered by Zebra Technologies, in-store shoppers on Black Friday weekend will discover a digital experience offering an opportunity to play up to five times per day for a chance to instantly win. Customers are encouraged to prepare for the game in advance by registering on macys.com/win and downloading the most updated Macy’s app starting Nov. 20. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam, age 16 years or older. Ends Nov. 29, 2015 at 3 a.m. ET. To play and for Official Rules, including odds, alternate method of entry, and prize descriptions, visit macys.com/win, starting Nov. 16.

Visit macys.com/stores for local information, as Black Friday hours may vary by store. Most Macy’s stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening.

For more information on Macy’s Black Friday event and merchandise images, please visit http://pimsmultimedia.com/macys-holiday2015/black-friday.php.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 775 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

Source: Macy’s

Macy’s Media Relations
Holly Thomas, 646-429-5250
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Shop Macy’s and macys.com on Black Friday for spectacular doorbusters including women’s wool and down coats, 60% off. (Photo: Business Wire)

Shop Macy’s and macys.com on Black Friday for spectacular doorbusters including women’s wool and down coats, 60% off. (Photo: Business Wire)

Amazon: Customers ordered 34.4 million items across Prime-eligible countries breaking all Black Friday records with 398 items ordered per second

  • Amazon sold more units on Prime Day than Black Friday 2014, the biggest Black Friday ever
  • Worldwide order growth increased 266% over the same day last year and 18% more than Black Friday 2014
  • More new members tried Prime worldwide than any single day in Amazon history
  • Sellers on Amazon that use the Fulfillment by Amazon service enjoyed record-breaking unit sales – growing nearly 300%
  • Customers ordered hundreds of thousands of Amazon devices – making it the largest device sales day ever worldwide

SEATTLE, 2015-7-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today announced it sold more units on Prime Day than the biggest Black Friday ever and had more new members try Prime worldwide than any single day in Amazon history. Customers ordered 34.4 million items across Prime-eligible countries, breaking all Black Friday records with 398 items ordered per second. Prime Day was also a great savings day – members globally saved millions on deals. Customers ordered hundreds of thousands of Amazon devices – making it the largest device sales day ever worldwide.

“Thank you to the hundreds of thousands of new members who signed up on Prime Day, and our tens of millions of existing members for making our first ever Prime Day a huge success,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President, Amazon Prime. “Customers worldwide ordered an astonishing 398 items per second and saved millions on Prime Day deals. Worldwide order growth increased 266% over the same day last year and 18% more than Black Friday 2014 – all in an event exclusively available to Prime members. Going into this, we weren’t sure whether Prime Day would be a one-time thing or if it would become an annual event. After yesterday’s results, we’ll definitely be doing this again.”

“Prime Day was a record-breaker globally – it surpassed all of our expectations,” said Alexandre Gagnon, Country Manager for Amazon.ca. “This week has been the busiest ever for Prime signups and we saw more members shopping on Amazon.ca on Prime Day than on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. We can’t wait to do it again next year.”

On Prime Day, the top 10 Canada Prime Day bestsellers were:

  • Huggies Diapers
  • Kindle
  • Instant Pot Programmable Pressure Cooker
  • Linke Apple MFI Lightning USB Cable
  • Sennheiser RS170 digital Wireless Headphones with Dynamic Bass and Surround Sound
  • Breaking Bad Complete Series Limited Edition Barrel
  • Crucial Solid State Drive
  • Phillips Bodygroom Pro with 3D Pivoting Head shaver
  • Jackery Mini Premium Ultra-Compact Aluminum Portable Charger
  • Flashpoint – The Complete Series

Other customers’ favourite Amazon.ca Prime Day deals included a PlayStation 4 Bundle, RCA 46-inch LED Full HD TV and Bose SoundTrue Headphones, to name a few.

Prime Day was also the biggest day for sales internationally. Top sellers around the world, excluding Amazon devices, were:

  • Canada: Huggies Diapers
  • US: Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy
  • UK: Lenovo FLEX 10 10.1-inch Multimode Touchscreen Notebook
  • Spain:  SSD Drive
  • Japan: Green Smoothie mix
  • Italy: Logitech Keyboard
  • Germany: Croc Sandals
  • France: Monopoly Boardgame
  • Austria: Croc Sandals

Fun facts about Prime Day in Canada:

  • Amazon.ca sales on Prime Day increased by nearly 400% compared to the same day in 2014
  • On Prime Day, Amazon.ca Prime members purchased 410 times more Sennheiser headphones, and 132 times more Phillips Bodygroom Pro shavers versus the previous Wednesday
  • We sold enough photo storage hard drives that if all the photos they could store were placed end-to-end, they would equal more than 144,000 CN Towers
  • We sold enough Breaking Bad DVDs that it would take over 4 years to watch them back-to-back
  • We sold enough GoPro cameras to record over 650 hockey games from start to finish without needing to recharge
  • Members loved our 50% off all Huggies diapers deal. We sold enough Huggies to diaper every baby born this year in Canada
  • We sold enough watches to give one to every active player in the NHL, with plenty more to go around
  • We sold enough Instant Pot Pressure Cookers to make more than 55,000 servings of poutine gravy at the same time
  • Amazon.ca Prime members purchased enough Hoover Upright Vacuums to reach the highest point of Niagara Falls more than 6 times when stacked on top of each other
  • Amazon.ca Prime members purchased enough AeroGarden Indoor Gardens to make over 3,000 salads at the same time

Prime Day was also a success for sellers on Amazon that use the Fulfillment by Amazon service – they enjoyed the biggest day ever with record-breaking unit sales growing nearly 300% worldwide. These sellers included local retailers and businesses of all sizes. Two of the top 10 most popular deals on Amazon.ca on Prime Day were from sellers Memory House and Jackery. Some feedback from Amazon.ca sellers include:

  • “Every one of our deals was 100% sold! The FBA service has been great and on #PrimeDay was huge for our business. Holiday sales volume in July. What a day!” – Mike Mitchell, COO for MMP Living
  • “Prime Day sales were off the charts. Prime Day is a perfect example of how Amazon is continuously developing new ways to delight its customers.” – York Wu, CEO of Jackery
  • “People jumped on #PrimeDay … nearly all our deals 100% claimed.” – Bernie Thompson, CEO for Plugable Technologies
  • “All of our Prime Deals sold out, most within the first hour. I can see Prime Day being the new Summer Shopping Holiday.” – Howard Greenspan, President of SCS Direct
  • “This first Prime Day was a GREAT day for us. We sold more than 1,700 products. All of our FBA inventory is gone. I wish we stocked more. You guys ROCK! Wow.” – Kevin Ma, Manager of Distribution, NCIX
  • “Thank you to Amazon for the opportunity to participate in Prime Day. Our customers really thank you! We saw a 6x increase of our regular summer daily sales and the event definitely lived up to being bigger than Black Friday. Let’s do it again next year. – Deepak Jain, Managing Director, ShopTronics

More to Prime
For Canada, a Prime membership includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, discounted One-Day Shipping for as low as $3.99/item, Same-Day Delivery in Toronto and Vancouver for a flat fee of $6.99 per-order and unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos. For more information, visit amazon.ca/primeday.

About Amazon
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company 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 phone, Fire tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

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