Ben & Jerry’s Celebrates 11 Years of Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream

Ben & Jerry’s Celebrates 11 Years of Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream


BURLINGTON, Vt., 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — While many people are aware that Stephen Colbert has his own Ben & Jerry’s flavor, what they aren’t aware of is that Colbert—since day one—has donated all of his proceeds (over 2 million dollars since the flavor was unveiled in 2007) to those in need. And, being Stephen Colbert, he does so in a fun, thoughtful, and deliberate manner.

“Thank you for making a show that people like enough to buy an ice cream flavor associated with it,” said Colbert to a recent meeting of Late Show staffers. Since year one, Stephen has involved his staff in the donation process.  Each staff member may nominate a non-profit organization as a recipient of the pint proceeds. To highlight the story, Ben & Jerry’s has released a video showing exactly how the process works and how the money is distributed.

The late-night host joined forces with Ben & Jerry’s 11 years ago when the ice cream maker launched Americone Dream, a flavor of admiration for the quick-witted comedian who was about to explode to the top of pop culture.

The name “Americone Dream” was a tongue -in-cheek nod to the faux pundit that would soon result in a spoon-in-mouth love affair for Americans. As Colbert said at the 2007 launch: “Now you can enjoy me internally as well as externally.” The flavor was first unveiled in a patriotic pint package, and the concoction, vanilla ice cream with fudge covered waffle cones and a caramel swirl, became an instant hit. Colbert’s flavor is one of three (along with the iconic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Cherry Garcia) to be featured in pints, bulk (available in the company’s franchised Scoop Shops), Pint Slices (a novelty released in 2017), mini cups, and even quarts. The fan favorite has held its position in the upper echelon of Ben & Jerry’s top ten since its introduction.

What’s next? A new look for the pint design. Yes, even Colbert’s packaging continues to evolve from the original red, white and blue to the newest version hitting the shelves in 2018 with Stephen’s Late Show image. More charities will also reap the benefits of Colbert’s kindness as 2017 was the biggest yield to date – the flavor just keeps getting more popular.

About Ben & Jerry’s
As an aspiring social justice company, Ben & Jerry’s believes in a greater calling than simply making a profit for selling its goods. The company produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality ingredients. Ben & Jerry’s incorporates its vision of Linked Prosperity into its business practices in a number of ways including a focus on values-led sourcing. In 2015 the company completed its transition to using entirely non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients by source as well as to fully source Fairtrade-certified ingredients wherever possible, which benefits farmers in developing countries. Ben and Jerry’s products are distributed in 35 countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Ben & Jerry’s became a certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) in 2012. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation’s employee-led grant programs totaled $2.5MM in 2017 to support grassroots organizing for social and environmental justice around the country.

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Dunkin’ Donuts celebrates the season with holiday goodies!

Dunkin’ Donuts celebrates the season with holiday goodies!


  • Cookie-flavored donuts, classic coffees, special value offers and sensational stocking stuffers highlight a holiday lineup now available at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide
  • Guests can enjoy Dunkin’s Hot Chocolate for only $1.99 for a medium or larger sized cup; gift ideas include donut lip gloss and new Elf on the Shelf ornament

CANTON, MA, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The holidays make their sweet return to Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants today (November 20, 2017), as the company celebrates the season with cookie-flavored donuts, classic coffees, special value offers on favorite beverages, and sensational stocking stuffers such as donut lip gloss and a new Elf on the Shelf ornament. Available today through the end of the year at participating Dunkin’ Donuts shops nationwide, the brand’s host of holiday goodies includes:

  • Now through the end of the year, guests at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants can enjoy Dunkin’s Hot Chocolate for only $1.99 for a medium or larger sized cup*. Dunkin’ Donuts’ signature Hot Chocolate, including new Almond Joy flavored Hot Chocolate available for a limited time, is perfect for the onset of cooler weather, and a delicious treat for a break any time during the busy holiday season. To enjoy the cozy milk chocolate taste of Dunkin’ Donuts’ Hot Chocolate at home, Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants also offer Hot Cocoa K-Cup® pods.
  • For fun and affordable gifts to help anyone show their seasonal spirit Dunkin’-style, Dunkin’ Donuts has a variety of limited-edition branded holiday ornaments, including one that is new for 2017 featuring the famous Elf on the Shelf keeping watch from inside a box of MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats. Two new Elf on the Shelf ornaments, one featuring a boy elf and one featuring a girl elf available for the suggested retail price of $9.99. Other available stocking stuffers include Donut Lip Gloss / Lip Balm, an Espresso Cup Candle Gift Pack, branded mugs, tumblers, gift baskets and more. All are available exclusively at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.
  • No place like home for the holidays? Dunkin’ Donuts’ packaged coffee is now available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide for the special price of three pounds for $19.99**.

A holiday trio of seasonal donuts, revealed earlier this month and available beginning today, highlights Dunkin’s merry menu. The new Frosted Sugar Cookie Donut is a frosted donut with cookie dough flavored filling and topped with crumbled frosted sugar cookies, while the new Gingerbread Cookie Donut features a caramel frosted donut sprinkled with ginger snap cookie topping. Dunkin’ Donuts also has the Snowflake Sprinkle Donut, a frosted donut with red icing and special snowflake sprinkles, and Snowflake Sprinkle MUNCHKINS, featuring the brand’s chocolate glazed MUNCHKINS donut hole treats rolled in snowflake sprinkles.

For coffee lovers, Dunkin’ Donuts has brought back Peppermint Mocha, combining cool peppermint and rich chocolate flavors, and Brown Sugar Cinnamon, bringing together the sweet taste of brown sugar and the flavor of cinnamon. Both flavors are available in Dunkin’ Donuts’ hot or iced coffees, lattes, macchiatos and Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee. This holiday season, Dunkin’ cups will once again feature a festive design and the simple word, “Joy” to convey the happiness and spirit of the season. This year’s design incorporates seasonal graphic icons like snowflakes, peppermints, holly leaves and holiday trees to stir up the warm, nostalgic feelings associated with this special time of year.

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About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,400 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit

*Any flavor except Vanilla Chai.

**Plus Applicable Taxes. Single bag or box of coffee at regular price.


Lindsay Cronin
Dunkin’ Brands

Source: Dunkin’ Donuts


Sainsbury’s celebrates National Curry Week

Sainsbury’s celebrates National Curry Week
Sainsbury’s celebrates National Curry Week


London, 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since its introduction to Britain (in 1747) the nation has fully embraced and continued to evolve classic Indian cuisine throughout the decades. With popular dishes such as Tandoori meats in the 1970s and the Balti in the 1980s and 1990s, many of the options on offer were anglicised versions of a limited number of classic Indian dishes. But as UK tastebuds become increasingly sophisticated and with a greater demand for authenticity, more flavoursome and exotic varieties are becoming available, further establishing Indian food as the nation’s favourite.

In fact a recent survey, commissioned by Sainsbury’s, revealed that alongside cupboard favourites such as chilli, ginger, paprika and cumin, we are also opting for more exotic ingredients when it comes to cooking curry: Sainsbury’s has reported that sales of garam masala are up by nearly a quarter (24%) in volume year on year whilst staples like cumin and coriander seed are also dramatically increasing in popularity, with sales of turmeric up 9%. Over a third (37%) of Brits are also willing to spend up to three hours in the kitchen perfecting the mix of spices for the best possible flavour for a home cooked curry.

With a long standing heritage of stocking Indian-style cuisine in store, Sainsbury’s first introduced classic Indian ingredients, such as curry powder and mango chutney, in 1920, representing a revolutionary addition to supermarket shopping for the time. Their first Indian ready meals included Chicken Tikka Biryani, Chicken Korma, Chicken Kadhai and Bombay Potato which were introduced to customers in 1989. Over 20 years on, Sainsbury’s stocks a range of 50 prepared Indian dishes and accompaniments, selling more than £61m per annum. In fact over two fifths (43%) of Brits would now opt for a ready meal over a takeaway, down to convenience and better value for money.



  • The nation selects Tikka Masala and Korma as their favourite dishes
  • Wales  tops the Scoville scale opting for Madras as their favourite dish
  • Beating rice to poll position, the UK opt for naan breads as their favourite side dish
  • The majority of the UK like their curry relatively hot whilst London buck the trend opting for milder recipes


  • Brits will spend a whopping £30,331 on curry in their lifetime
  • 43% of Brits would now opt for a ready meal over a takeaway down to convenience and better value for money
  • Brits identified that curries aren’t just for the weekend, with nearly half of us saying we would eat curry any night of the week

Vishal Rew, New Product Development Controller, is a classically trained development chef at Noon and the mastermind behind Sainsbury’s curry ready meals, explains “The best curries need to be prepared in small batches, and finished by hand. We often start in our factory kitchens as early as 6 am, cooking over the course of the day. We gently simmer our curries, allowing the full flavour of the spices to come through. We use a mix of traditional recipes and special blend of spices that have been part of our family for decades, as well as experimenting with new flavours as tastes continue to evolve. We’d say one of the most important ingredient is the passion with which any dish is made!”

While the classics like Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Jalfrezi remain hugely popular, Sainsbury’s has identified a growing appetite for authentic and diverse Indian dishes which are more aromatic and lighter than some of the more traditional options.

Austin Wheeler, Product Developer at Sainsbury’s comments: “To ensure we’re able to meet the growing customer demand for Indian cuisine, we spend a lot of time tasting, sampling and trialling a range of curries. We review recipes and ideas from top chefs and new restaurants and visit those real hotbeds of Indian cuisine such as Bradford, Manchester’s Curry Mile and Brick Lane to create a truly authentic product. We recently launched our new and extensive range of Indian ready meals, which includes a selection of delicious main dishes such as our By Sainsbury’s Indian Tandoori Chicken with Raita Dip and our Taste the Difference hand stretched Chicken Balti-Topped Naan. We’ve also enhanced our range of vegetarian side dishes including By Sainsbury’s Sweet Potato and Red Onion Bhajis, By Sainsbury’s Tadka Daal and Taste the Difference Crispy Beetroot and Chilli Samosas. We’ve had some great feedback from our customers and will continue to evolve the range to suit changing palettes and preferences.”

To find out more about Sainsbury’s variety of spices and new Indian inspired ready meals or to see the full list of ready meals, visit us at

Press Enquiries please contact:
020 7695 7295.

Source: Sainsbury


Kum & Go celebrates E-15 Day with E15 for $1.15 per gallon at its Des Moines-area locations on September 16

Des Moines, IA, 2016-Sep-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — To celebrate E-15 Day, Kum & Go will offer E15, a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, for $1.15 per gallon at many Des Moines-area Kum & Go locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, September 16. (See below for a complete list of stores and addresses where E-15 is available.)

“The Bachelor” reality-TV star and Iowa farmer Chris Soules will be on hand at Store 129 in Johnston (5225 NW 86th Street) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. talking about the benefits of E-15 with customers.

Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad will sign the E-15 Day proclamation at 8:15 a.m. on Friday at a ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol.

Most gasoline sold in the United States contains at least 10 percent ethanol. Fifteen percent blends were approved by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 for vehicles 2001 or newer, and Kum & Go was among the first to offer the new option.

“Our cars are an important part of our everyday lives. As engine technology has evolved, so have the fuel options,” says Jim Pirolli, Vice President – Fuels, Kum & Go. “Kum & Go is excited to provide this opportunity for consumers to learn more about the options that are available, and save money by trying a new fuel like E-15.”

E-15 has a higher octane content, which means more power. It also burns cooler and cleaner, reducing carbon emissions and engine wear. The combination of performance and lower price make E-15 a great value.

“People are often hesitant when it comes to trying something different in their car,” continues Pirolli. “But once they try a new fuel like E-15 and have good results, they switch permanently. Providing several high quality choices AND helping people make informed decisions at the pump is another way that Kum & Go delivers more than customers expect.”

Kum & Go sells E-15 at 90 locations across their network of stores in Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. Kum & Go has made it easy to find E-15 at their stores by always offering it via a distinct blue hose and handle.

E-15 fuel will be sold for $1.15 per gallon from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, September 16, at the following locations:

Store 92 – 1025 E. 1st Street, Ankeny
Store 518 – 3603 NE Otter View Circle
Store 579 – 165 SW Magazine Road

Store 206 – 1725 NW 86th Street

Des Moines
Store 4110 – 2110 Guthrie Avenue
Store 535 – 4960 E. Broadway Avenue
Store 536 – 1300 Keo Way
Store 573 – 5830 SE 14th Street

De Soto
Store 95– 1203 Guthrie Street

Store 141 – 1880 SE Princeton Drive
Store 237 – 801 N 1st Street

Store 129 – 5225 NW 86th Street
Store 570 – 5800 Northglenn Drive

Store 510 – 629 S Division Street

Store 170 – 6990 Douglas Avenue
Store 542 – 11989 Hickman Road
Store 572 – 4860 NW Urbandale Drive
Store 157 – 4585 156th Street

Store 59 – 400 Prairie Bluff Drive
Store 540 – 3105 Grand Prairie Parkway

West Des Moines
Store 8 – 1293 8th Street

Windsor Heights
Store 4098 – 7229 University Avenue

Store 246 – 111 E. Jefferson Street

About Kum & Go, L.C.

For nearly 60 years, Kum & Go has been dedicated to the communities it serves, sharing 10 percent of its profits with charitable causes. For four generations the family-owned convenience store chain has focused on providing exceptional service and delivering more than customers expect. Established in Hampton, Iowa, in 1959, the chain has since grown to employ more than 5,000 associates in more than 400 stores in 11 states (Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming).

Media Contact:

Kristie Bell
Director of Communications
Kum & Go
515-457-6266 (office)

Source: Kum & Go

Fendi celebrates its 90th anniversary with an exhibition entitled “FENDI Roma – The Artisans of Dreams”

Fendi celebrates its 90th anniversary with an exhibition entitled “FENDI Roma – The Artisans of Dreams”
Fendi celebrates its 90th anniversary with an exhibition entitled “FENDI Roma – The Artisans of Dreams”


Paris, 2016-Aug-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — In conjunction with Fendi’s 90th anniversary, the Italian house is celebrating nine decades of passion, creativity and savoir-faire with an exhibition entitled “FENDI Roma – The Artisans of Dreams”. The Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana provides a stunning venue for the event.

Fendi is celebrating its 90th anniversary in grand style, including a breathtaking fashion show against the magical backdrop of the Trevi Fountain. The Italian house has also conceived a captivating exhibition, “FENDI Roma – The Artisans of Dreams”, at the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Fendi’s new headquarters. The exhibition celebrates the unique craftsmanship and creativity that have informed Fendi’s DNA since its beginnings.

The installations illustrate the dual perspective and complementary fit between heritage and innovation, values that define the artisanal craftsmanship that Fendi has meticulously perpetuated. A poetic and sensual tour takes visitors into nine worlds that reveal Fendi’s heritage and history in Rome. Video, tactile interaction and audio combine for a multi-sensory experience, replete with optical illusions for a total immersion into the universe of the Italian house.

Visitors discover the Obsession installation, a psychedelic furry jungle inhabited by over three hundred furry little Bag Bugs imagined by Silvia Venturini Fendi, a third generation member of the Fendi family and creative director for Fendi Accessories, Menswear and Childrenswear. TheCraftsmanship part of the exhibition features an entirely different ambiance where a stimulating visual and graphic atmosphere presents the work of artisans, including live demonstrations. There is also an exhibition of drawings and sketches by Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of Fendi since 1965. A host of other surprises await visitors at this memorable exhibition, which is open until October 29, 2016.

Practical information:
Open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm until October 29, 2016.
Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Quadrato della Concordia, 3 – Rome


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH


Best Buy celebrates turning 50 with a 50-hour sale featuring 50 Black Friday-like deals on latest technology

Minneapolis, MN, 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy is turning 50, and to celebrate, we’re throwing a birthday bash for you, our customers. The party kicks off tonight with a 50-hour sale featuring 50 Black Friday-like deals on the latest technology.

Find great prices on everything from MacBook Pro computers and 4K UHD TVs, to headphones and activity trackers during this first-of-its-kind sale. The Best Buy 50-Hour Anniversary Sale starts at 10 p.m. Central Time today and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. The can’t-miss offers are a lead up to the 50th anniversary of the company, which opened its first store on Aug. 22, 1966.

Nearly all of these deals are available both in-store and on, so you can shop how, when, and where you want. Shop on and you can also get free, two-day shipping on almost everything included in the sale.

The sale comes just in time for back-to-school shoppers, but students and their parents can save big, anytime, at

Deals included in the Best Buy 50-Hour Anniversary Sale:

  • Save $150 on select MacBook Pro computers
    • Students can save an additional $150, for a total savings of $300 with Best Buy’s Student Deals program
  • Save $400 on a 65-inch Samsung 4K UHD TV
  • Save $180 on Beats Studio wireless on-ear headphones
  • Get an iPhone 6s starting at $1 or an iPhone 6s Plus starting at $99.99 with two-year activation on Sprint or Verizon Wireless (Save $200) – or get a $200 gift card with purchase of iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus and activation with an AT&T Next plan
  • Save up to 70 percent on LEGO Dimensions, Skylanders and amiibo
  • Save $50 on Garmin Vivosmart HR activity tracker
  • Get “Destiny” and your choice of two other select games for free with purchase of the PlayStation 4 “Call of Duty” bundle
  • Get a $50 gift card with purchase of a Swagtron T1 self-balancing scooter(online only)

All product offers are available while supplies last. For complete details, visit

Source: Best Buy

Apple Williamsburg celebrates grand opening with thousands of customers

Brooklyn, New York, 2016-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thousands of customers turned out Saturday for the grand opening of Apple Williamsburg, the first Apple store in Brooklyn. Customers began queuing Friday on Bedford Ave before midnight, and when the store opened at 10 a.m. Saturday the line stretched around the block.

Press Contacts:

Nick Leahy
(408) 862-5012

Apple Media Helpline:
(408) 974-2042

Source: Apple

7‑Eleven celebrates the 50th birthday of Slurpee with FREE SLURPEE DAY on July 11

Dallas, Texas, 2016-Jul-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — America’s favorite frozen drink turns 50 this year, and 7‑Eleven, Inc. is celebrating its birthday – 7‑Eleven® Day, aka July 11, aka FREE SLURPEE DAY — in a BIG way. To celebrate Slurpee Fiftee and 7‑Eleven’s 89th birthday, participating stores will give away an estimated 9 million free small Slurpee® drinks from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, Monday, July 11 (7/11), while supplies last.

Is one day enough to celebrate 7‑Eleven’s much beloved beverage?? No!!! That’s why the party continues seven more days with a once-in-50-year offer.

Here’s a Slurpee math problem: When does 7 = 11? Answer: When it’s Slurpee Week. To continue the summer fun, Slurpee fans who purchase seven Slurpee drinks July 12-18 and scan the 7‑Eleven mobile app will receive 11 Slurpee drinks FREE.

The FREE Slurpee offer will automatically appear in the “Scan and Save” section of the 7‑Eleven mobile app 24 hours after the seventh drink purchase. The 11 FREE Slurpee drink coupons must be redeemed by Aug. 31, 2016.

The 7‑Eleven mobile app (also free) is available via the App Store or Google Play. After downloading, customers can then register to become a 7 Rewards® member and take advantage of Slurpee Week.

7‑Eleven is introducing a Birthday Cake Slurpee flavor for its golden birthday. Described as a delicious frozen celebration for your taste buds, Fanta Birthday Cake is a combination of traditional birthday cake and vanilla ice cream flavors. Birthday Cake joins the recently released Sour Patch Redberry on the Slurpee machine, along with perennial favorites Wild Cherry and Coca-Cola. 7‑Eleven Day offers Slurpee-loving customers a chance to try new, featured and favorite flavors for free.

“Every year, 7‑Eleven Day gives us an opportunity to have some fun, say thank-you to our customers and celebrate our birthday Slurpee style,” said Laura Gordon, 7‑Eleven vice president of marketing and brand innovation. “This year is a big birthday for Slurpee, and a big year. One day, even one week, isn’t enough so we began celebrating in January and plan to keep it up until the end of the year.”

7‑Eleven is also taking the celebration beyond the Slurpee machine with Slurpee-branded and flavored items throughout the store like birthday donuts, lollipops, cotton candy, marshmallow pops, candy straws, Pop-tarts, Chapstick, beach towels, socks, insulated beverage holders, T-shirts and Slurpee party pic packs, complete with selfie-stick. Selection may vary by store.

Every year, July 11 marks the day that the world’s No. 1 convenience retailer observes its birthday and other company milestones. 7‑Eleven introduced its iconic frozen carbonated beverage in 1966, and it was an immediate hit. The next year, the company’s advertising director coined the word “Slurpee” to describe the sound the drink made traveling through the straw. And a star was born.

Wacky flavor names and quirky radio spots created a drink craze among teens and young adults, the same demographic group that today makes up the drink’s biggest fans. Slurpee drinks enjoy worldwide popularity, with more than 7.4 billion Slurpee drinks slurped during its colorful history, enough for everyone on earth to enjoy one.

7‑Eleven, the first convenience store, began its run in 1927 when a Southland Ice Company employee began selling bread, milk and eggs on an ice dock in a Dallas suburb. Since that inauspicious start, “convenience” has become a big business. The small ice company has grown into a major international retailing chain with over 10,000 7‑Eleven stores in North America and more than 59,000 stores worldwide.

About 7‑Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises and licenses more than 10,700 7‑Eleven stores in North America. Globally, approximately 59,500 7‑Eleven stores serve customers in 17 countries. Find out more online at www.7‑


Call 1-800-255-0711
Monday thru Friday 8am – 6pm CT.


7‑Eleven celebrates the 50th birthday of Slurpee with FREE SLURPEE DAY on July 11

Source: 7‑Eleven