Bartell Drugs now offers wines and craft beers through Prime Now delivery service

SEATTLE, 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — With summer on the horizon, who wouldn’t want to have a chilled bottle of rosé or frosty-cold local craft beer delivered right to their door after a long day?

Bartell Drugs customers who are Amazon Prime members can choose from a great selection of local wines and craft beers and receive free two-hour delivery through Prime Now.

Introduced in November 2016, Bartells was the first drugstore available through Prime Now. Since then, customers have been enjoying the convenience of ultra-fast delivery of products from Bartells. With the recent addition of wine and beer, Bartells customers can get everything on their list conveniently delivered right to their door.

Few of the more than 20 wine brands available include Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14 Hands, Waterbrook, LaMarca—and 20 local craft beers and ciders—including Seattle Cider, Fremont Brewery, Elysian Brewing, Black Raven—available through the Prime Now online ordering and delivery service.

Bartells was the first drugstore to be on Prime Now, launching the service in November, 2016. Since then, the service has expanded throughout most of the existing Prime Now delivery areas.

Customers for this service must be Prime Now members and be 21 years or age or older.

Prime Now members can enter their zip code into the Prime Now app, or online at www.bartelldrugs.com/services/primenow to check if they are in the delivery areas.

About Bartell Drugs:
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 127-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. Operating 65 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain.  For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

Media Contact:

Ric Brewer
Senior Communications Manager
Bartell Drug
206-933-9416
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Source: Bartell Drugs

Sainsbury’s to introduce 32 new craft beers to the shelves of its Scottish stores

Sainsbury’s to introduce 32 new craft beers to the shelves of its Scottish stores
Sainsbury’s to introduce 32 new craft beers to the shelves of its Scottish stores

 

LONDON, 2016-Aug-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s will be introducing 32 new craft beers to the shelves of its Scottish stores and will be bringing on board three small Scottish breweries – West Brewery, Tempest and Isle of Skye.

The addition of the new lines, 14 of which will be first to market,  will add to the already comprehensive offer, and will mean that Sainsbury’s now works with 21 Scottish breweries, offering more than 100 local beers and ciders, across various formats, to its Scottish customers.

Sainsbury’s has embraced the Scottish craft beer trend for some time and already works closely with 18 local breweries including Harviestoun, William Brothers and Cairngorm Brewery, all of whom will be launching brand new products with Sainsbury’s. These partnerships have seen the craft ale category within Sainsbury’s Scottish stores go from strength to strength, currently in double digit growth.  As this category continues to develop and grow in popularity, this has created opportunities for Sainsbury’s to work collaboratively with existing suppliers to extend the range of local ales, offering a wider choice and the chance to try products produced locally. These new additions will allow customers to choose from a wide array of beer styles, ranging from a chocolate and coffee stout, through to honey ales and grapefruit infused IPAs.

Kenny Webster, Managing Director of Isle of Skye Brewing, said: “The appetite for craft beers amongst consumers is growing rapidly. Customers want a beer with real character and they want to experiment with their purchases so Sainsbury’s commitment to stocking Scottish products is really encouraging and we’re proud to be a part of the announcement. At Isle of Skye Brewing we offer something truly unique, from the smooth taste of Skye Red to the creamy Skye Gold and our fruity Skye Blaven – all of which show strong growth year on year. Following wider trends seen in the food and drink market we know that provenance is really important to customers and craft beer is no exception*.”

The new range will launch in store just in time for Scotland Food & Drink Fortnight, a nationwide celebration of Scotland’s produce and those that make it.

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity Fergus Ewing MSP said; “The Scottish craft beer industry is booming, and the innovation across Scotland is great to see, with new high quality, premium products, coming to market all the time.  As we get ready to shine a spotlight on Scotland’s larder during Scotland Food and Drink Fortnight, it’s fantastic to hear how supermarkets are increasing their range of craft beers, ales and ciders, working with local companies to help them expand their businesses and to provide a wider range of Scottish produce for consumers to enjoy responsibly.”

Scotland Food & Drink Chief Executive James Withers added: “Craft beer is a real star player in Scotland’s food and drink story just now.  We’re about to kick off Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, so it is a great time to see Sainsbury’s – one of the biggest customers of Scottish produce – embracing the craft beer phenomenon.  It feels like the number of Scottish independent breweries is growing every week.  They’re producing a fantastic variety of beers for consumers increasingly looking for quality and variety.  Scotland’s reputation as a Land of Food & Drink continues to strengthen and I expect our craft beer producers to make a huge contribution to this in the coming years.”

The new additions to the range will launch at the end of August and mean that Sainsbury’s will stock a comprehensive Scottish craft offer across all its 97 stores in Scotland.

Contact:

Switchboard: 020 7695 6000

Source: Sainsbury’s

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BJ’s Restaurants honored with gold medals for two of its proprietary craft beers at the Great American Beer Festival

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2015-10-7 — /EPR Retail News/ —BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced that it received gold medals for two of the Company’s proprietary craft beers at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Colorado. Each year, GABF brings together brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation. It represents the largest collection of U.S. beer served in a public tasting event.

The winning beers are:

  • BJ’s Magnolia’s Peach®, which won in the Fruit Wheat Beer category
  • BJ’s LightSwitch® Lager, which won in the Session Beer category

This year’s competition was the largest to date, with 6,647 beer entries judged in 92 categories. Only 91 gold medals were awarded. These two awards bring BJ’s gold medal count at the GABF to 16 and total GABF medals to 32 since first participating in this prestigious festival in 1996. To date, BJ’s has won over 150 medals at various festivals and competitions since it opened its first brewery location back in 1996 in Brea, California.

“The medal-winning BJ’s LightSwitch® Lager was brewed in our new Temple, Texas brewery,” saidAlex Puchner, BJ’s Senior Vice President of Brewery Operations. “We couldn’t be more proud of our Temple brewing team for earning gold at their first Great American Beer Festival. Our second gold medal was for BJ’s Magnolia’s Peach® which was brewed at our Chandler, Arizona brewery, where we have quite a track record of brewing award-winning beers. With the addition of our two newest GABF gold medals, I am more confident than ever in our ability to create unique, handcrafted beers for guests to enjoy in our restaurants. We appreciate the opportunity to participate at the GABF each year and look forward to delighting our guests with award-winning beers like BJ’s Magnolia’s Peach® and BJ’s LightSwitch® Lager.”

BJ’s has been committed to formulating and serving award-winning, carefully crafted beers since 1996. We believe that high-quality beer can make the world a better place. BJ’s Magnolia’s Peach® is a seasonal beer that will be back on tap in spring 2016. BJ’s LightSwitch® Lager is part of our signature lineup and is on tap year round.

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 169 casual dining restaurants under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery®, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse®, BJ’s Pizza & Grill® and BJ’s Grill® brand names. BJ’s Restaurants offer an innovative and broad menu featuring award-winning, signature deep dish pizza complemented with generously portioned salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees and desserts, including the Pizookie® dessert. The Company operates several microbrewery restaurants in addition to using independent third-party brewers to produce and distribute BJ’s critically acclaimed craft beers. The Company’s restaurants are located in the 22 states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas,Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Visit BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. on the Web at http://www.bjsrestaurants.com.

Certain statements in the preceding paragraphs and all other statements that are not purely historical constitute “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. The “forward-looking” statements contained in this press release are based on current assumptions and expectations and BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or alter its “forward-looking” statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors are referred to the full discussion of risks and uncertainties associated with forward-looking statements contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.

For further information, please contact Greg Levin of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. at (714) 500-2400 or JCIR at (212) 835-8500 or at bjri@jcir.com.

SOURCE: BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.