Vivian Howard book signing at Lowes Foods in Wilmington on Friday, December 9

WILMINGTON, N.C., 2016-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Noted chef, television personality and author Vivian Howard will be at Lowes Foods in Wilmington on Friday, December 9 from 4-6 p.m. Lowes Foods is located at 341 South College Street. While at Lowes Foods, she will sign her New York Times best-selling cookbook Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South, for guests at the store’s Community Table.

The cost of the event is $40 and includes a copy of the book. There is a limit on the number of guests that can be accommodated, and past events have sold out quickly. Registration is available online by going to Eventbrite and searching for “Vivian Howard Book Signing.” (Link: Vivian Howard at Lowes Foods.) In addition to the book, Lowes Foods hosts will be sampling recipes they prepared from the book. These will include dishes featuring products made in the Carolinas.

“Vivian is an amazing advocate of Carolina food traditions. Her book is full of heartfelt stories about farmers and food producers, along with delicious recipes you will want to try at home,” Lowes Foods’ senior vice president brand strategy Heather George said. “We are thrilled to have her as a partner in holding up the food that makes the Carolinas unique.”

Born in Deep Run, North Carolina to tobacco and hog farming parents, Howard learned early on to appreciate the ebb and flow of eating with the seasons. In 2006, Howard and her now husband, Ben Knight, opened a farm-to-fork restaurant in Kinston named Chef & the Farmer. She has also produced “A Chef’s Life,” an award-winning PBS series that celebrates family, work, and food.

Howard was named a James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast five consecutive times: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Chef & the Farmer has been given a AAA Four Diamond Award three times: 2010, 2011, and 2012, a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2009 and was named an OpenTable Top 100 Restaurants in America in 2011. “A Chef’s Life” is a 2014 Peabody winner, a 2014 James Beard Foundation Award finalist for Television Program on Location, and a 2015 Daytime Emmy winner for Best Directing of a Lifestyle/Travel/Culinary program. Howard also was nominated in consecutive years for the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Personality/Host and won the second time, in 2016.

About Lowes Foods

Founded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs approximately 9,000 people and operates nearly 100 full-service supermarkets in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Locally owned and operated, Lowes Foods is truly a homegrown company committed to bringing community back to the table, by providing customers with the freshest and most innovative local products from local suppliers. The company maintains a strong focus on exceptional attention to our guests, with services like Lowes Foods-To-Go personal shopping and gas rewards discounts. To learn more, visit or follow Lowes Foods on Facebook or Twitter. Lowes Foods, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc.

About Alex Lee, Inc.

Founded in 1931, Alex Lee is a family-owned and operated company that employs approximately 10,000 people. It serves as the parent company of Merchants Distributors, LLC, which provides full-service, wholesale distribution to supermarkets. In addition, Alex Lee is the parent company of Lowes Foods, which includes nearly 100 full-service grocery stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as Just Save food stores in North Carolina. Alex Lee, Inc. is based in Hickory, NC.

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Bestselling author Charles J. Orlando announced an upcoming discussion and book signing at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, Calif

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2016-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Charles J. Orlando — author, relationship expert, and popular Facebook and TV personality — today announced an upcoming discussion and book signing at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, California. During the event, Orlando will be discussing his research about the top issues people face when trying to find healthy, happy love in today’s technology-centric world, and offering the blueprint for finding and maintaining a successful relationship. He will also sign his latest book, The Pact: Goodbye, Past. Hello, Love!

Orlando has spent the last 15 years examining the issues couples and singles face as they connect and relate to each other — specifically looking at the intersection where love and technology collide. His real-world research and keen insights into modern-day relationship dynamics are the keys to his success — including 1.4 million followers on Facebook, a thriving coaching business with clients around the world, and a new television show coming soon.

In his third book, The Pact: Goodbye, Past. Hello, Love!, Mr. Orlando identifies the critical issues that prevent people from finding and keeping relationships that are happy and healthy. Leveraging thousands of inquiries from clients and followers across the globe, Orlando has uncovered the 10 critical lessons people need to address for their love lives to thrive. He offers these lessons in the simplest of terms, and presents the reader with a clear path to stop their destructive patterns, release past toxic relationships, change their partner selection process, and dramatically improve their self-esteem and self-worth.

“Blunt, brilliant and filled with tough-love truths and sound, sensible advice, The Pact is Skinny Bitchfor your relationship,” said Jenna McCarthy, author of Everything’s Relative. “Whether you’re single, searching or struggling in your current situation, The Pact will show you how to kick the past to the curb and find the love you deserve.”

“The Pact is the modern love seeker’s bible,” said John Gray, Ph.D., bestselling author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. “Charles’ insight into modern relationships is remarkable, and it’s all based on his research, his experience, and his real-world relationship laboratory on Facebook. Kudos to Orlando for his insights into why so many people aren’t finding happiness in their relationships.”

Barnes & Noble at The Grove will host Charles J. Orlando on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 7pm – 9pm PDT. At the start of the event, Orlando will present and discuss the issues that plague couples and singles searching for love and happiness. Following a Q&A session, Orlando will sign copies of The Pact: Goodbye Past, Hello Love! and take photos.

The book signing will be a wristbanded event, and one wristband per book will be issued to customers who purchase from The Pact from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning August 24 at 9am.

More information is available on the Barnes & Noble at The Grove Facebook page at or by calling Barnes & Noble at The Grove at 323-525-0270.

More about Charles J. Orlando can be found on his website at or on Facebook at

About Charles J. Orlando

Charles J. Orlando is a relationship expert, TV personality, and bestselling author of The Problem with Women…is Men® book series and The Pact: Goodbye, Past, Hello, Love!. He has worked with tens of thousands of singles and couples to help the discover answers to key questions that commonly plague modern-day romance. Charles’ approach to research is unique, and he frequently goes undercover in the worlds of dating, marriage and infidelity — most recently on the cheater’s website

His experience went viral — appearing on the homepages of and Yahoo! — and is being developed as a feature film and TV series. Charles is an active member of Mensa (“the High IQ Society”), is a contributing expert for a variety of print and online publications, and is a regular guest on CNN, BBC, and Fox News for his insights into relationship dynamics.

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Address: 333 S Grand Avenue Suite 450
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: United States


Bestselling author Charles J. Orlando announced an upcoming discussion and book signing at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, Calif

Bestselling author Charles J. Orlando announced an upcoming discussion and book signing at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, Calif