The Bronx Brewery and Whole Foods Market launch contest to name new beer

Collaboration and Contest Announced for Exclusive Beer Available at Tri-state area Whole Foods Market locations

NEW YORK, N.Y., 2016-Nov-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market and Bronx Brewery present the ‘No Name’ IPA, a special collaboration brew, only available at Whole Foods Market locations in the Northeast Region. As the name suggests, the ‘No Name’ IPA is currently nameless. In partnership with New York-based restaurant discovery platform, The Infatuation, The Bronx Brewery and Whole Foods Market, will be launching a consumer contest to name the beer kicking off on November 2 running through December 31.

Pulling inspiration from wherever they deem necessary, consumers can submit their best name ideas at www.namethisbeerwfm.com or by using the hashtag #namethisbeerwfm on Twitter, starting on November 2. The Bronx Brewery will narrow down their top 10 names, with consumers then voting on their favorite between January 15th and February 12th.

“The No Name IPA is very special to all of us, and we can’t wait to give our fans the opportunity to be a part of the naming process, which is a first for us,” said Damian Brown, head brewer and co-founder, at The Bronx Brewery. “The No Name IPA is distinguished by the taste of tangerine which is king in this citrusy, hazy IPA – we think people are really going it to enjoy into the winter season.”

In addition to endless bragging rights among their friends, all 10 finalists will receive prizes including gift cards to Bronx Brewery and Whole Foods Market, with one grand prize winner receiving a $250 Whole Foods Market gift card and 4 tickets to a very special, yet-to-be-announced Bronx Brewery event in February 2017.

This is not the first collaboration between Bronx Brewery + Whole Foods Market, who together launched the fan favorite No Resolutions IPA this past January. As part of Whole Foods Market’s commitment to supporting and celebrating local brands and businesses in addition to being a retail leader in the craft beer industry, the Northeast Region has launched several exclusive partnerships with small beer brands throughout the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area.

“At Whole Foods Market, we celebrate the art of craft brewing specifically by highlighting unique collaborations with breweries that create top-notch and one-of-a-kind beers for our shoppers,” said Christopher Manca, Specialty Coordinator and Beer Buyer for Whole Foods Market’s Northeast Region. “Bronx Brewery is an ideal partner, not only because of the consistency and quality of their products, but also their commitment to bringing this unique experience for shoppers to join the creative process, which the brewery goes through with each of their products.”

This product will be available only in Northeast Region locations that allow for the sale of beer, which include all locations in New York, Connecticut and Paramus and Middletown, NJ.

Please review the Contest Rules tab for additional details and information. No purchase necessary to enter or win. You must be 21 years old to consume alcohol. Please drink safely and responsibly.

Contact:

Michael Sinatra
michael.sinatra@wholefoods.com
551.574.8031 (cell)

Jessica Ventura
jv@sharpthink.com
212.829.0002 ext.104

Source: Whole Foods Market

The Jean Coutu Group intends to contest the class action filed by a group of pharmacist-owners operating under the banner Jean Coutu

Varennes, Québec, 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. (the “Corporation” or the “Jean Coutu Group”) confirms that it has received early this afternoon a copy of the class action proceedings launched against the Jean Coutu Group and filed by a group of pharmacist-owners operating under the banner Jean Coutu.

The Jean Coutu Group intends to contest this action and present its arguments in the context of these legal proceedings.

No other comments will be issued until then.

About The Jean Coutu Group
The Jean Coutu Group is one of the most trusted names in Canadian pharmacy retailing. The Corporation operates a network of 420 franchised stores in Québec, New Brunswick and Ontario under the banners of PJC Jean Coutu, PJC Clinique, PJC Santé and PJC Santé Beauté, which employs over 20,000 people. Furthermore, the Jean Coutu Group owns Pro Doc Ltd (“Pro Doc”), a Québec-based subsidiary and manufacturer of generic drugs.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, and which are based on the Corporation’s current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions that were made by the Corporation in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Canadian securities legislation and regulations. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “project”, “could”, “should”, “would”, “anticipate”, “plan”, “foresee”, “believe” or “continue” or the negatives of these terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Although the Corporation believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These statements do not reflect the potential impact of any nonrecurring items that may be announced or that may occur after the date hereof. While the list below of cautionary statements is not exhaustive, some important factors that could affect the Corporation’s future operating results, financial position and cash flows and could cause its actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements are changes in the legislation or the regulatory environment as it relates to the sale of prescription drugs and the pharmacy exercise, the success of the Corporation’s business model, changes in laws and regulations, or in their interpretations, changes to tax regulations and accounting pronouncements, the cyclical and seasonal variations in the industry in which the Corporation operates, the intensity of competitive activity in the industry in which the Corporation operates, the supplier and brand reputations, the Corporation’s ability to attract and retain pharmacists, labour disruptions, including possibly strikes and labour protests, the accuracy of management’s assumptions and other factors that are beyond the Corporation’s control. These and other factors could cause the Corporation’s actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any estimates or projections of future performance or results expressed or implied in those forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of assisting in understanding the Corporation’s financial position and results of operation and to present information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future. Investors and others are thus cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes and they should not place undue reliance on them. For more information on the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that would cause the Corporation’s actual results to differ from current expectations, please also refer to the Corporation’s public filings available at www.sedar.com and www.jeancoutu.com. Further details and descriptions of these and other factors are disclosed in the Corporation’s Annual Information Form under “Risk Factors” and also in the “Critical accounting estimates”, “Risks and uncertainties” and “Strategies and outlook” sections of the Corporation’s annual management’s discussion and analysis. The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect the Corporation’s expectations as of the date hereof and are subject to change after such date. The Corporation expressly disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by the applicable securities laws.

Information:

Hélène Bisson
Vice-President, Communications
(450) 646-9611, Ext. 1165

Source: The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.

IKEA U.S. announces the results of the Together, We Eat contest

Three Grand Prize Winners Share the Recipes and Stories Behind Beloved Family Dishes

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2015-12-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today IKEA U.S. announced the results of the Together, We Eat contest, a quest launched earlier this year to find the fifty best consumer stories behind cherished family recipes. The contest celebrated the power of food and how the many activities around it – from preparing to serving to eating – bring loved ones together in and around the kitchen.

Three grand-prize winners were selected from 4,617 total entries across three contest themes:

  • Wintertime Favorites (Cool Weather & Comfort Food Dishes): Megan Hoffman from Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. with “Our Doughball Tradition”
    • This pierogi recipe dates back five generations, beginning with Megan’s great-grandmother. Having been passed down generation to generation, the making of the traditional Hungarian dish is an event for the whole family every Christmas Eve, with fathers, uncles, cousins and brothers pitching in to create the pierogis, while the women of the family engage in an annual tradition of craft-making.
  • Serving Up Spring (Fresh Ingredients from Garden to Table): Amy Whitefrom Manchester, Conn. with “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”
    • Living across the street and having witnessed her neighbor, Barb’s beautiful vegetable garden flourishing, Amy was inspired to start a garden of her own. Today, the neighbors engage in an ongoing friendly rivalry – whose tomatoes are reddest? Whose onions are bigger? The best part is being able to share the fruits of their labor together. One recipe in particular – a Spring Onion and Ricotta Fresca Tart is a group favorite and neighborhood tradition. Barb’s always willing to open her garden for anything Amy needs to make it, so long as she shares!
  • Social Summer (Picnics, Cookouts, Reunions & More): Carol Powell from Williamsburg, Ky. with “The Powell Family Homegrown Salsa”
    • This salsa recipe is a labor of love, beginning with the fresh herbs and vegetables grown by Carol and her husband in their garden. What began as a solution to an overflowing crop of homegrown Roma tomatoes has resulted in a cherished recipe and family tradition – picking and dicing veggies and canning a deliciously fresh homegrown salsa, perfect for sharing at summertime get-togethers.

Judged on relevance to the Together, We Eat theme, originality & creativity of the entry and overall storytelling, the winners’ stories bring to life the idea of food as the great connector, representing the supreme power of food in gathering loved ones together – from growing and sourcing ingredients, to chopping, dicing, serving and ultimately sitting down together at the table.

Hoffman, White and Powell will each receive a prize package including a $1,500 IKEA gift card, a trip for two to New York City and a photo shoot / spread to be included in a future issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and a “Dinner Party Kit” consisting of IKEA kitchen-related products.

Additionally, a total of 47 first-prize winners across all categories were awarded a $250 IKEA gift card. All 50 recipes and stories will be featured on TogetherWeEat.com/contest at various points throughout the year, starting with the three grand prize winners.

“These and the thousands of other wonderful stories we read really exemplify the idea that there is so much more to food than food,” said Lisa Hajra, Together, We Eat Project Leader for IKEA. “Having shared just a few examples of treasured family food moments, we hope to inspire people to create more food-related memories together in what we often refer to as the heart of the home – the kitchen.”

Together, We Eat is a part of a yearlong IKEA effort focusing on everyday life in and around the kitchen – celebrating the many treasured moments that happen there and simple solutions as they relate to growing, cooking, serving and storing food.

For more information and to learn more about the Together, We Eat winners and their stories, please visit TogetherWeEat.com/contest.

About IKEA
Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 377 IKEA stores in 47 countries, including 41 in the U.S. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.

Media Contact: Allie Bostwick
646-935-4118
allie.bostwick@ketchum.com

SOURCE: Inter IKEA Systems B.V.

Enstyle Shopping Spree contest

Enstyle, Facebook fashion community, celebrates its first happy birthday and sends its members and friends to go shopping.

In the “Shopping Spree” competition, enstyle wishes to offer all fashion lovers a chance to share their sense of style with friends and be rewarded for it. Participants are asked to answer 5 questions with regards to their fashion preferences and invite 5 friends. Those friends are then requested to answer one question each about their friends’ taste. If all friends answer correctly, the group enters the final level in which the prize will be drawn. The contest is open for three weeks starting February 27; the prize will be drawn on April 1st 2012.

Enter the enstyle Shopping Spree contest for your chance to win a $1,000. $500 for you and $100 for each of your five friends that will play with you. Click this Link for more details. Contest ends on March 18, 2012.

Click the following Link for join the game http://apps.facebook.com/enstyle/game

Enstyle – enstyle is a fashion community application on Facebook, enstyle is a network of real people who wish to express their unique taste in fashion, while being inspired by other people‘s creativity.

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