US Foods to participate at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference in Boston on Thursday, September 7

ROSEMONT, Ill., 2017-Aug-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) President and Chief Executive Officer Pietro Satriano and Chief Financial Officer Dirk Locascio will present at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference in Boston on Thursday, September 7 at 12:45 p.m. EDT (11:45 a.m. CDT).

Media and investors can access a copy of the presentation slides and listen to a live audio webcast by visiting the Investor Relations page of the company’s website at www.usfoods.com. A replay of the presentation will be available later that same day.

About US Foods

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With nearly 25,000 employees and more than 60 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. and generates approximately $23 billion in annual revenue. Visit usfoods.com to learn more.

INVESTOR CONTACT:
Melissa Napier
847.720.2767
melissa.napier@usfoods.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sara Matheu
847.720.2392
sara.matheu@usfoods.com

Source: US Foods

Stanley Black & Decker opens new Breakthrough Innovation center in Boston

BOSTON, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) today (July 24, 2017) announced the opening of a new Breakthrough Innovation center in Boston dedicated to advancing technological innovation in the company’s Stanley Security business. The Stanley Security Futures Innovation Factory is the company’s 11th Innovation Center globally and will initially employ approximately 20 people in Boston’s Seaport District.

“We recognize that technological innovation is changing the world at an exponentially accelerating pace and that being at the forefront of disruption is essential to success,” said Jim Loree, Stanley Black & Decker’s president and CEO. “Today marks the opening of the company’s 11th breakthrough innovation center around the globe and this team in Boston will be dedicated to ensuring that we develop the most innovative solutions in the security space.”

“Stanely Black & Decker is a global leader in electronic security solutions, and I am proud to welcome the Stanley Security Futures Innovation Factory to the City of Boston,” said John F. Barros, Chief of Economic Development, City of Boston. “Boston’s innovation ecosystem of talent, concentration of technology companies, and collaborative entrepreneur community will help the Future Innovation Factory grow and thrive while Stanley Security tranforms the security technology industry.”

Stanley Security Futures Innovation Factory is focused on uncovering disruptive business models and exploring technologies to transform and secure our world. The team will specifically concentrate on automation, additive manufacturing and artificial intelligence in the Security space, as well as the rapid commercialization of breakthrough technologies.

On Monday, July 24th, the team officially opened their doors in a brand new space located at the Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport area, a center for startup activity and advanced research, adjacent to the innovation operations of technology and industrial leaders such as Autodesk and GE. Additionally, the space is located next to the MassChallenge Headquarters, a non-profit partner focused on start-up business acceleration. The STANLEY Security team will have the opportunity to catalyze ideas and tap into the MassChallenge and other resources for inspiration and collaboration.

Stanley Black & Decker operates the world’s second largest commercial electronic security business, a $2 billion business unit focused on advanced electronic safety, security and monitoring solutions, eco-friendly automatic doors, and sophisticated patient safety and asset tracking within the healthcare space.

About Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 and FORTUNE 500 company, is the world’s largest provider of tools and storage, the world’s second-largest commercial electronic security company, and a leading engineered fastening systems provider, with unique growth platforms in the Oil & Gas and Infrastructure industries. Well-known brands include: STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER, DEWALT, Craftsman, Porter-Cable, Bostitch, Facom, Mac Tools, Proto, Vidmar, Lista, and more. Learn more at http://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.

Contact:

Tim Perra
Vice President of Public Affairs
860-826-3260
tim.perra@sbdinc.com

SOURCE: Stanley Black & Decker

ascena retail group to present at Oppenheimer’s 16th Annual Consumer Conference in Boston

MAHWAH, N.J., 2016-Aug-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) will be presenting at Oppenheimer’s 16th Annual Consumer Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA on Wednesday June 22, 2016 at 10:25 am ET.

A live webcast of the presentation will be available at http://www.ascenaretail.com. A replay of the webcast presentation will be available shortly after its conclusion and until July 22, 2016.

About ascena retail group, inc.
ascena retail group, inc.(NASDAQ: ASNA) is a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women under the Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey, Lane Bryant, maurices, dressbarn and Catherines brands, and for tween girls under the Justice brand. ascena retail group, inc. operates ecommerce websites and over 4,800 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

For more information about ascena retail group, inc. visit: ascenaretail.com, AnnTaylor.com, LOFT.com, louandgrey.comlanebryant.com, cacique.com, maurices.com, dressbarn.com, Catherines.com, shopjustice.com

Contact:

ascena retail group, inc.
Stacy Turnof
VP, Investor Relations
551-777-6928
stacy.turnof@ascenaretail.com

ICR, Inc.
James Palczynski
Partner
203-682-8229
jp@icrinc.com

Source: ascena retail group, inc.

Every Boston and Metrowest project on DonorsChoose.org received full funding as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org

BOSTON, 2016-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) announced that every Boston and Metrowest project posted on DonorsChoose.org received full funding as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected more than 18 million U.S. students.

As part of the Staples for Students campaign, Staples and Katy Perry continue to help teachers across the country this back-to-school season. Staples funded the balance of every project listed on DonorsChoose.org in Boston and the Metrowest community. With a donation of $437,624 Staples helped 255 teachers make more happen in local classrooms, impacting more than 27,000 students across 96 schools.

For example, Mr. Shull at Quincy Upper School will receive core school supplies like pencils, erasers, highlighters, folders and more in addition to a MacBook Pro for his Speech Therapy students. His students will use the MacBook Pro to shoot and edit films like “How to Ace a Job Interview” and to write journalism articles. Projects like these will help his students develop language, content, writing skills and advance their computer skills at the same time.

Katy Perry said, “When I teamed up with Staples in 2014, I learned firsthand how desperately teachers need our support, with many of them having to dig into their own pockets to provide simple tools that we would expect to already be available in our classrooms. So when Staples approached me again this year, I jumped at the opportunity because I saw the lasting effect our collaboration had on DonorsChoose.org and thousands of teachers and students. I believe in education as the foundation for a great life, so I want to make sure that students across the country are inspired by their teachers and are afforded opportunity to realize their dreams.”

Driven by insight from the Education Market Association that an estimated 99.5 percent of all public school teachers’ use their own money to equip their classrooms, Staples takes great pride in helping to alleviate some of the pressure placed upon teachers.

“We’re overjoyed to partner with Katy Perry again to highlight the impact teachers have on our children’s lives and the need to support classrooms,” said Frank P. Bifulco, Jr., executive vice president global marketing, Staples. “Knowing that teachers spend an average of more than $400 per year from their own pockets to better prepare their classrooms, Staplesis committed to supporting DonorsChoose.org in order to help teachers and contribute to a fulfilling learning experience.”

Katy Perry and Staples have also collaborated to create a public service announcement that is currently airing nationwide, further increasing visibility around the need to celebrate and support teachers.

“We’re so thankful for the continued support from Staples and its loyal customers, as well as Katy Perry, which has helped bring classroom dreams to life for countless teachers and students nationwide,” said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. “Staples’ million dollar donation to DonorsChoose.org will go a long way to helping educators across the country, like those supported today in Boston.”

Donate in Stores or Snap to Help Local Teachers
Katy Perry has been helping Staples raise awareness of how easy it is to support teachers by making a $1 donation either in stores or online at www.StaplesForStudents.com, with proceeds funding DonorsChoose.org projects. Beginning in early August, every customer who donates in-store will receive a free, exclusive Katy Perry pencil, while supplies last.

Boston residents can secure more donations for their local classrooms by using the Staples for Students Snapchat Geofilter. Beginning at 2PM EST on August 16 and running through August 17, every use of the Staples for Students Snapchat Geofilter will trigger a $1 donation (up to $5,000) from Staples to be used towards Boston classroom projects on DonorsChoose.org. The Geofilter will be available for use in the Staples store near City Hall (located at 1 Washington Mall) and in the surrounding area.

Sponsored Geofilters allow brands to take part in Snaps sent between friends on Snapchat – a platform used by over 100 million people each day. When Snapchatters take a Snap in a certain area, they’ll be able to see a Geofilter and use it to explain where, when and why they took the Snap.

Win a $50,000 Scholarship and Chance to Meet Katy Perry
Now through September 10, 2016, fans who spend $25 or more in any Staples store will receive a unique entry code on their receipt to enter the sweepstakes online at www.StaplesForStudents.com.

One grand prize winner will win a $50,000 scholarship plus a trip for two to Los Angeles to meet global pop music star, Katy Perry. Four first prize winners and one guest each will also win air travel to Los Angeles and accommodations for two nights to meet Katy Perry at the VIP Winners Celebration.

Entries must be submitted before September 10, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET. Entrants must be 13 years or older. Visit www.StaplesForStudents.com for official rules.

About Staples, Inc.
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. StaplesBusiness 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.

About Staples for Students
Staples has a long history of supporting students, teachers and classrooms. Staples for Students is an ongoing program that helps students and teachers with the school supplies and essential items needed to achieve success in education. The Staples for Students campaign has included school supply drives, support for teachers in classrooms, donations for education projects, classroom initiatives such as Designed by Students, and the sale of products that give back to communities and classrooms in need.

About DonorsChoose.org
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Teachers at over 70 percent of all the public schools in America have created project requests, and more than 2 million people have donated over $425 million to projects that inspire them. Over 18 million students—most from low-income communities, and many in disaster-stricken areas—have received books, art supplies, field trips, technology, and other resources that they need to learn.

Contact:
Kristine Houston
508-253-8468
Kristine.Houston@Staples.com

Carrie McElwee
508-253-1405
Carrie.McElwee@Staples.com

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Every Boston and Metrowest project on DonorsChoose.org received full funding as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org
Every Boston and Metrowest project on DonorsChoose.org received full funding as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org

 

Source: Staples, Inc.

7‑Eleven, Inc. to acquire Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc.’s 182 convenience stores in greater Boston area and in New Hampshire

BOSTON, 2015-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. announced today that it has agreed to acquire Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc.’s approximately 182 convenience stores in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area and in New Hampshire.  The transaction is anticipated to close in mid 2015, subject to standard closing conditions and regulatory approvals.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Tedeschi is a respected brand and this acquisition fits in perfectly with 7‑Eleven’s growth strategy,” said Stan Reynolds, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of 7‑Eleven, Inc. “This move was made possible by 7‑Eleven reinvesting the return from previous successful acquisitions to continue the company’s growth as the world’s largest convenience retailer.  These high-volume, high-performing locations complement our existing real estate portfolio in the Boston, Massachusetts and New Hampshire area.”

7‑Eleven expects to extend job offers to most Tedeschi Food Shops employees who are affected by this acquisition upon successful completion of their pre-employment screening process and continued satisfactory performance.  Currently, 7‑Eleven, Inc. operates and franchises 164 stores in the greater Boston area and New Hampshire.

About 7‑Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas, 7‑Eleven operates, franchises or licenses nearly 10,500 7‑Eleven® stores in North America.  Globally, there are more than 55,400 7‑Eleven stores in 16 countries.  During 2013, 7‑Eleven stores generated total worldwide sales close to $84.5 billion.  7‑Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently.  Accolades include: #2 on Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies for 2013, #1 on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2014 Top Global Franchise list, #10 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2015 and #3 in Forbes magazine’s Top 20 Franchises to Start.  7‑Eleven is # 3 on Fast Companymagazine’s 2013 list of the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail.” 7‑Eleven places among Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for 2014 by U.S. Veterans Magazine and is among GI Jobs magazine’s Top 100 Military Friendly Employers for 2014. Hispanic Magazine named 8-Eleven among its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7‑Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program.  Find out more online at www.7‑Eleven.com.

Contact: 
Stephanie Shaw
7‑Eleven, Inc.
972-828-5837
Stephanie.Shaw@7-11.com