CarMax ranks No. 34 in FORTUNE magazine’s 2018 100 Best Companies to Work For®

Company Now Offering Enhanced Benefits Including Paid Parental Leave

RICHMOND, Va., 2018-Feb-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — For 14 consecutive years, CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, has been named by FORTUNE magazine as one of its 100 Best Companies to Work For®. CarMax ranks No. 34 for 2018.

“This award recognition is a direct result of the culture created by our associates,” said Bill Nash, CarMax CEO. “Their commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience, transforming the communities around us, and caring and supporting one another is what makes CarMax a great place to work.”

The 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list is based on survey responses from more than 310,000 employees rating their workplace culture on 50-plus elements of the workplace such as fairness, camaraderie, development and trust in leadership.

“Our associates are our number one focus, and we want to have their backs during life’s moments that matter most,” said Diane Cafritz, chief human resources officer at CarMax. “That is why we are launching newly enhanced benefits this year that are a direct result of associate feedback on what benefits are most meaningful to them.”

CarMax is now offering four weeks of paid parental leave for hourly and salaried full-time associates following the birth or adoption of a child. This parental leave applies to both non-birth and birth parents. Birth mothers are eligible to add the four weeks of paid parental leave at the end of their approved six to eight weeks of paid medical leave.

Additionally, CarMax associates will enjoy the enhanced benefit of additional vacation time based on length of service. The company will continue to look for opportunities to provide pay and benefits for associates in the areas that are important to them.

CarMax employs nearly 25,000 people nationwide and continues to grow and hire for new positions. The company is opening a total of 15 new stores in 2018, including the company’s first locations in the states of Maine and New Hampshire. Some of the areas with a large number of job openings include: Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; and San Francisco, CA.

The majority of open full and part-time job positions among CarMax stores are in sales and service (including detailers and experienced technicians). The company is also hiring for several customer service positions at CarMax Auto Finance in Atlanta, GA and for digital and technology positions at the CarMax Home Office and CarMax Shockoe locations in Richmond, Virginia.

In addition to being recognized for 14 consecutive years as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For®, FORTUNE has also recognized CarMax as one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Retail and 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2017. CarMax is also one of TRAINING Magazine’s “Training Top 125” companies in America.

CarMax is committed to hiring people with strong values of integrity, transparency, and respect. Job seekers are encouraged to apply for open positions online at jobs.carmax.com.

About CarMax

CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars and operates more than 185 stores in 41 states nationwide. CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. For nearly 25 years, CarMax has made car buying more ethical, fair and stress-free by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of vehicles. CarMax makes selling your car easy too, by offering no-obligation appraisals good for seven days. At CarMax, we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy ours®. CarMax has nearly 25,000 associates nationwide and for 14 consecutive years has been named as one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®. During the 12 months ending February 28, 2017, the company retailed 671,294 used cars and sold 391,686 wholesale vehicles at its in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

 

Source: CarMax, Inc.

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Fortune magazine named CBRE Group a World’s Most Admired Company in the real estate industry for the sixth consecutive year

Los Angeles, 2018-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today  (January 22, 2018) announced that Fortune magazine has named the company a World’s Most Admired Company in the real estate industry for the sixth consecutive year.

Fortune rates companies on nine attributes related to corporate performance. In 2018, CBRE was ranked second overall in the real estate sector (behind only Host Hotels & Resorts) and was among the top three companies on all nine attributes, including global competitiveness, people management, financial strength and long-term investment.

“Our continued recognition as a Fortune Most Admired Company reflects our people’s deep commitment to excellence and producing great outcomes for our clients every day.  We are very proud of their accomplishments,” said Bob Sulentic, president and chief executive officer of CBRE.

Drawing from a base of some 1,500 companies, Fortune evaluated 680 companies from 29 countries in determining the Most Admired Companies. Fortune surveys board directors, executives and financial analysts to determine the rankings.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

Media Contacts:

Robert McGrath
Senior Director
+1 212 9848267

Source: CBRE

CVS Health recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2018-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the nation’s largest pharmacy innovation company, today was recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. CVS Health was honored as No. 39 on the corporate rankings, up six spots from the previous year and marking the fourth consecutive year on the Global Top 50 list.

FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies lists are among the most highly respected indicators of corporate performance and reputation, and rate companies on various attributes including the ability to attract and retain talented people, quality of products and services, quality of management, innovation, social responsibility, and investment value.

“As a purpose-driven, innovative health care company, we are always seeking to do the right thing for our customers, colleagues, clients and communities,” said Larry J. Merlo, CVS Health President and CEO. “We are proud that our work and performance has once again been recognized by FORTUNE, as we continue to deliver on our purpose of helping people on their path to better health.”

Over the past year, CVS Health has taken a number of steps to strengthen the health of communities across the country, including helping to solve for the nation’s opioid crisis. In 2017, the company announced it would enhance opioid utilization management protocols, install 750 new drug disposal collection units in its retail pharmacies to collect unwanted medication and continue the Pharmacist Teach program, which brings CVS pharmacists into schools to educate students on the dangers of prescription drugs.

To address the rising costs of prescription drugs, the company began offering a less expensive epinephrine auto-injector, generic Adrenaclick, for patients with life-threatening allergies in 2017. At the same time, CVS Pharmacy removed artificial trans-fats from all store brand products and will be removing chemicals of concern from nearly 600 store brand beauty and personal care items by 2019.

CVS Health is also recognized as a leading corporate citizen across the country. In the midst of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wildfires, CVS Health and its employees went above and beyond to ensure patients received the medications they needed, responded to the call for community help with $10 million is relief and recovery support, and assisted their own colleagues by giving to the company’s Employee Relief Fund.

Beyond disaster relief, CVS Health supports local communities in many different ways. Through corporate giving and the CVS Health Foundation, communities across the country benefited in 2017 from the more than $100 million in grants, in-kind product donations and other community investments to deliver affordable quality health care, provide chronic disease management and promote smoking cessation and youth tobacco prevention.

This recognition is the latest in a series of third-party acknowledgments for CVS Health, including DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity, Points of Light’s Top 50 Community-Minded Companies, Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens, Human Rights Campaign’s Top Places to Work for LGBT Equality and the Disability Equality Index’s Top Places to Work.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

Media Contact
Joseph Goode
Joseph.Goode@CVSHealth.com
401-770-9820

SOURCE CVS Health

Wegmans again tops the Best Workplaces in Retail ranking by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine

ROCHESTER, NY, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans is proud to announce, once again, it has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Retail by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine, ranking #1 for the second straight year.

The ranking considered survey responses from 38,000 employees in the retail sector, taking into account more than 50 factors that shape their experience at work.

“Thanks to their commitment to provide a fulfilling career experience, the Best Workplaces earn the trust and dedication of retail employees who serve as critical ambassadors for their brands,” said Chinwe Onyeagoro, president of Great Place to Work.

President & CEO Colleen Wegman says, “Our people demonstrate our values with every action they take. They help one another, help our customers, and they make Wegmans a happy place to work and shop. I couldn’t be more proud.”

The Best Workplaces in Retail is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations.

About Wegmans
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 95-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2017.

About the Best Workplaces in Retail
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 38,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Press Contact:
Jo Natale
Vice President of Media Relations
585-429-3627

Source: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Walgreens Boots Alliance elects Baxter International Chairman and CEO José E. Almeida to its board of directors

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Apr-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced that José (Joe) E. Almeida, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc., has been elected to its board of directors effective immediately. Almeida, who joins the board as an independent director, becomes the board’s 11th member.

“We are pleased to welcome Joe to the board of directors as we leverage strategic opportunities and accelerate the development of a fully integrated, global platform providing innovative ways to address health and wellness challenges,” said Jim Skinner, executive chairman. “His substantial knowledge of the health care industry and expertise in leading complex, highly regulated, global organizations will support Walgreens Boots Alliance in our purpose to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.”

Almeida has more than 25 years of experience in health care, including medical devices, consumer health products, surgical instruments and biopharmaceuticals. He has an extensive background in public company governance and has handled a wide range of issues, including risk management, talent development, executive compensation and succession planning.

Almeida has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter, a global medical products company, since January 2016. From May 2015 to October 2015 he served as an operating executive with The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm.

Previously, Almeida served as president and CEO of Covidien plc, a health care products company, from July 2011 through January 2015, when the company was acquired by Medtronic Inc. He also served as the company’s chairman from March 2012 through January 2015 and in several other executive roles with Covidien (formerly Tyco Healthcare) between April 2004 and June 2011.

Almeida is a native of Brazil and holds a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia in São Paulo.

Notes to Editors:

About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 400,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has over 13,200* stores in 11* countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 390* distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

The company’s portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory.

In October 2016 Walgreens Boots Alliance received the United Nations Foundation Global Leadership Award for its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The company also ranks No. 1 in the Food and Drug Stores industry of Fortune magazine’s 2017 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.

* As of 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.

** For 12 months ending 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.

(WBA-GEN)

SOURCE: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

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Sheetz is listed among the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-Mar-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, is pleased to announce that it is one of the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. This list, now in its 20th year, recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.

Sheetz, which ranked 87th, was selected among hundreds of companies across the nation vying for a place on the 2017 list, and the ranking improved on Sheetz’s 2016 standing by ten positions. Applicant companies opt to participate in the selection process, which includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire regarding their programs and employee practices. Great Place to Work® then evaluates each application using its unique methodology based on five dimensions, including credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

“Sheetz is committed to investing in its people, rewarding employees, and attracting the best talent for the job, whether it’s in the distribution centers, kitchens, corporate office, or one of our store locations. We strive to create a great working environment where our employees feel valued and have all the resources they need,” said Sheetz, Inc. President/CEO Joe Sheetz. “We do this by providing all of our employees with the opportunity to grow; instilling a culture of respect; and ensuring that all employees understand the importance of their job and the role they play in the larger company. We are a family-owned business and are very proud of the culture and environment we have created and nurtured at Sheetz.”

In 2016, Sheetz announced both plans to hire 8,000 employees companywide as well as the investment of more than $15 million to increase employee wages. Sheetz reaffirmed its commitment to employees when the company announced that salaried employees will earn a minimum base salary of $47,500 despite a federal judge’s injunction in November 2016, which prevented the FLSA minimum wage regulation from going into effect on December 1, 2016.

To view a video regarding the announcement, go to https://youtu.be/BkV28FX8PlE.

Current Sheetz, Inc. Snapshot

Headquarters in Altoona, Pa.
Operates 540+ store locations in six states
Serving 1.5 million customers per day
Family owned – 65th anniversary in 2017
40 new and rebuilt stores in 2017
On the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2014/2016/2017
Listed in 2016 as a Fortune Best Workplace for Women (Top 12)
Selected by Fortune in 2016 as a Best Workplace for Millennials (Top 35)
Named by Fortune in 2016 as one of the Best Workplaces in Retail (Top 10)
Named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina
Convenience Store Chain of the Year/Convenience Retailer of the Year
Locations in six states:  Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland
Total yearly sales of more than $5.6 billion
More than 17,500 employees
Employee bonuses paid in 2016:  More than $53 million

Corporate Charities Supported

Sheetz For the Kidz™, a charitable organization operated by Sheetz employees, provided more than $1.6 million in 2016 to ensure approximately 8,800 children in need have gifts at Christmas.  Through this program, Sheetz for the Kidz™ has helped more than 100,000 children since 1992 raising $22.9 million.

Through Make-A-Wish, Sheetz For the Kidz™ sponsored 48 family trips to Walt Disney World each year.  Since 2005, Sheetz has been able to grant more than 450 wishes!

Special Olympics:  In 2017, with the help of its generous customers, Sheetz will donate more than $650,000 to the Special Olympics. Sheetz was Pennsylvania’s largest contributor as well as an inductee into the Special Olympics Hall of Fame.

In addition, Sheetz donates millions of dollars in cash and products to worthwhile community endeavors each year.

The Future

In fiscal year 2018, Sheetz is projected to operate 600 stores with projected capital investment (including new and rebuilt unit growth) of eight percent annually.

“Congratulations to the 2017 100 Best,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “These leading companies are at the vanguard of a new business frontier, where organizations know they have to develop the full human potential of all their employees. They are working to build Great Places to Work for all, which are better for business, better for people and better for the world.”

Organizations named on the list see many benefits that include better financial performance, less employee turnover, higher levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, more innovative and creative thinking, higher productivity and enhanced public perception.

About Sheetz, Inc.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $5.6 billion in revenue and more than 17,500 employees. The company operates more than 540 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 12 Best places to work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Great Place to Work® provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents.

Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.

For further information: Nick Ruffner, nruffner@sheetz.com, 814-941-5183

Nugget Markets claims a spot on FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 12th time

Nugget Markets claims a spot on FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 12th time

Woodland, CA, 2017-Mar-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Already known as an extraordinary grocery experience, local, family-owned and -operated Nugget Markets just proved once again that it’s also an extraordinary place to work. For the 12th time in as many years, the local grocer has claimed a spot on FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Consistently placing in the top 37 companies, Nugget Markets came in at #30 this year.

“Our associates make all the difference,” said CEO and President, Eric Stille. “At Nugget Markets, it’s not just a job. Our environment is like a family that has fun, and we all come together to create something very special.”

Now in its 90th year, Nugget Markets has built a strong reputation for extraordinary quality and service, both within the community and its own walls. In one of the anonymous surveys that went into this year’s ranking, an associate likened Nugget Markets to “the Disneyland of grocery stores,” where managers feel like “just another friend at work.”

Along with a fun, family culture, generous benefits have helped earn Nugget Markets a place on FORTUNE’s list for more than a decade. The industry-leading benefits include a 4% 401k match and zero health premiums for full and part-time associates. In addition, the company has never had a layoff in its 90-year history. For more information about Nugget Markets’ ranking, read the Great Place to Work review.

Family owned and operated since 1926, Nugget Markets is a full-line grocery store in Northern California that provides high-quality perishables and organics, chef-prepared foods, specialty grocery items and conventional goods in a European marketplace setting. The Nugget Market, Inc. family of stores includes 12 Nugget Markets in Northern California, Fork Lift by Nugget Markets in Cameron Park, Food 4 Less Woodland and their most recent additions, Sonoma Market and Glen Ellen Village Market in the Sonoma Valley.

METHODOLOGY

To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Each company’s score is based on Trust Index survey feedback from a random sample of employees. People anonymously assess their workplace, including the quality of their leaders, support for their personal and professional lives, and their relationships with colleagues. Survey results are compared with peer organizations of like size and complexity and are highly reliable statistically. In addition, Great Place to Work scores a Culture Audit management questionnaire from each company, which reports details such as compensation and benefits, hiring practices, recognition, training, and diversity programs.

SOURCE: Nugget Markets, Inc.

Press Contact
Kate Stille
VP of Marketing and Communications
Nugget Market, Inc.
Mobile: (530) 219-1573
Office: (530) 669-3350

CarMax named by FORTUNE magazine as one of its 100 Best Companies to Work For

Company Hiring to Fill More Than 2,000 Positions Nationwide

RICHMOND, Va., 2017-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — For 13 consecutive years, CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, has been named by FORTUNE magazine as one of its 100 Best Companies to Work For ®. CarMax ranks No. 77 for 2017.

CarMax is currently hiring for more than 2,000 positions in existing and new locations across the country. The majority of open store positions are in sales, with additional positions in service (detailers, experienced technicians), purchasing and the business office. Positions range from full to part-time, with day and evening shifts available. Opportunities are also available at CarMax Auto Finance in Atlanta, Georgia, and at the CarMax Home Office and CarMax Shockoe locations in Richmond, Virginia. Interested candidates can visit the CarMax careers website to apply.

“CarMax is unique and different because of our associates,” said Bill Nash, CarMaxCEO. “Their dedication and drive to not only support the customer, but each other, is what makes CarMax a great place to work.”

Some of the areas with a large number of job openings include: Los Angeles and Sacramento, CA; Baltimore, MD; Richmond, VA; Boston, MA; Portland, OR; and Atlanta, GA.

“You don’t necessarily need to have experience in the automotive industry to work at CarMax,” said Monica Kidder, Sales Manager at the CarMax location in Irvine, CA.“We focus on hiring people with high integrity and provide award-winning training and development to help our associates build great careers and achieve long-term success.”

Why Work at CarMax?

  • CarMax is committed to hiring people with strong values of integrity, transparency and respect. We live these values every day and they drive how we treat our associates and our customers.
  • CarMax offers unmatched training and support for associate career growth, and is one of Training Magazine’s “Training Top 125” companies in America (10 years in a row).
  • CarMax offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Stores are equipped with climate controlled, state-of-the-art service bays with quality equipment, and associates receive discounts on car purchases and other services.
  • CarMax is recognized by G.I. Jobs as a Military Friendly Employer.
  • While technicians require previous automotive experience, most other positions do not.

How Can Job Seekers Apply?

  • Applications are only accepted online. Job seekers should apply at jobs.carmax.com.

About CarMax
CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars and operates more than 170 stores in 39 states nationwide. CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. For more than 20 years, CarMax has made car buying more ethical, fair and stress-free by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of vehicles. CarMax makes selling your car easy too, by offering no-obligation appraisals good for seven days. At CarMax, we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy ours®. CarMax has more than 23,000 associates nationwide and for 13 consecutive years has been named as one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®. During the 12 months ending February 29, 2016, the company retailed 619,936 used cars and sold 394,437 wholesale vehicles at its in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

About The Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For®
To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 232,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ companies with more than 1,000 employees. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees.

Source: CarMax, Inc.

Media Contacts
Jennifer Bartusiak, CarMax Public Relations
pr@carmax.com
Twitter: @CarMax, Facebook: facebook.com/CarMax

Whole Foods Market ranked on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 20th consecutive year

Whole Foods Market ranked on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 20th consecutive year

Grocer named a ‘Legend’; one of 12 companies to make list every year

AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Mar-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) earned a spot on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, marking the 20th consecutive year the company has received the recognition. America’s Healthiest Grocery Store™ ranked No. 58 on this year’s list, and is one of just 12 companies to make the list every year since its inception in 1998. Fortune has named that group of 12 companies “Great Place to Work For Legends.”

“It’s an honor to be named on FORTUNE’s ‘Best Places to Work For’ list for 20 years,” said John Mackey, CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market. “We’re grateful for our team members, who are dedicated to our core values and who have helped our business grow over the past four decades.”

FORTUNE highlighted the many Whole Foods Market employees who feel respected and appreciated at work. FORTUNE also mentions the perks and programs that the company offers for its employees, as well as compensation and work-life balance.

Last month, Whole Foods Market once again earned a spot on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list.

The “100 Best Companies to Work For” list and related stories appear in the next issue of FORTUNE and at www.fortune.com.

 

About The Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For®
To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. The ranking is based on feedback from more than 276,000 employees at Great Place to Work–Certified™ companies with more than 1,000 employees.

Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by creating a great place to work for employees – measured and ranked through our analysis of the results of our Trust Index© survey and Culture Audit© questionnaire.

Through the Trust Index©, employees anonymously assess their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees’ personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 5% or less. Companies’ results on the Trust Index© survey are compared to peer organizations of like size and complexity. The Culture Audit© includes detailed questions about benefits, programs and practices.

To be considered for our Best Workplaces lists, companies must become Great Place to Work-Certified™. Details are available at https://www.greatplacetowork.com/certification.

SOURCE: Whole Foods Market

Press Contacts

Darrah Gist
darrah.gist@wholefoods.com
678.638.5888

Lauren Bernath
lauren.bernath@wholefoods.com
678.638.5805

Fortune magazine names CBRE Group a World’s Most Admired Company for the fifth consecutive year

Los Angeles, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today ( February 17, 2017) announced that Fortune magazine has named the company a World’s Most Admired Company in the real estate industry for the fifth consecutive year.

Fortune rates companies on attributes related to corporate performance. In 2017, CBRE scored particularly well on global competitiveness, quality of services and quality of management.

“Attaining Fortune’s Most Admired status for five years in a row speaks volumes about our people’s focus on excellence and creating great outcomes for our clients, day-in and day-out,” said Bob Sulentic, president and chief executive officer of CBRE.

Drawing from a base of some 1,500 companies, Fortune evaluated a total of 680 companies from 28 countries. Fortune surveys board directors, executives and financial analysts to determine the rankings.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Robert McGrath
Senior Director, Global Media Relations
+1 212 9848267

Source:  CBRE Group, Inc.

Starbucks named third most admired company in the world according to Fortune magazine

Starbucks named third most admired company in the world according to Fortune magazine

 

Seattle, 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks has been named the third most admired company in the world, according to Fortune magazine’s latest research, and is the number one company worldwide in the food service industry. This is the company’s highest ranking on the global list, where it has appeared every year since 2003. Starbucks is also ranked number one in the areas of innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, and quality of products and services.

Fortune calls its list “the definitive report card on corporate reputations,” which it has published since 1983. For this year’s survey, Fortune collaborated with Korn Ferry Hay Group to create the list from a starting base of 1,500 candidates, made up of the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, along with non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database that have revenues of $10 billion or more. They then surveyed 3,800 executives, directors, and securities analysts who had responded to the industry surveys to select the 10 companies they admired most. They chose from a list made up of the companies that ranked in the top 25 percent in last year’s surveys, plus those that finished in the top 20 percent of their industry.

What’s ahead for Starbucks growth and innovation? On December 7, 2016, the company outlined its five-year plan for strong global growth and innovation to an audience of investors at Starbucks Biennial Investor Conference in New York City. See the 10 Big Announcements from Starbucks 2016 Investor Day.

Media Contact:

Global
Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.com

Source: Starbucks

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CVS Health named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE magazine

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Feb-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), the nation’s largest pharmacy innovation company, today (Feb. 16, 2017) was named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE magazine. CVS Health was honored as No. 45 on the corporate rankings list, and No. 1 in its industry sector, Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services.

“We are incredibly proud to receive this recognition from FORTUNE,” said Larry J. Merlo, CVS Health President and CEO. “This distinguished ranking is a direct reflection of the outstanding talent and innovation at CVS Health, as well as the passion of our 240,000 colleagues who work each day to fulfill our purpose of helping people on their path to better health.”

FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies list is based on company surveys and peer ratings from senior executives, directors and analysts. Ranking attributes range from innovativeness and quality of products to the retention of talented people and responsibility to the community and the environment.

This recognition is the latest in a series of third-party acknowledgments, including CVS Health being ranked #3 on Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2016 and among the World’s Most Valuable Brands by Forbes . The company also received awards recognizing its innovation, leadership, and workplace practices by CIO (100 Best Companies for IT Innovation), Corporate Responsibility Magazine (100 Best Corporate Citizens) and Human Rights Campaign (Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality).

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

Media Contact:
Joe Goode
401-770-9820
JLGoode@CVSHealth.com

SOURCE: CVS Health

Whole Foods Market ranked No. 75 on this year’s FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Mar-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) earned a spot on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, marking the 19th consecutive year the company has received the recognition. America’s Healthiest Grocery Store™ ranked No. 75 on this year’s list, and is one of just 11 companies to make the list every year since its inception in 1998.

“This is a direct tribute to the hard-working, passionate Whole Foods Market team members who make our stores, facilities, and support offices great places to work,” said Mark Ehrnstein, global vice president of Team Member Services at Whole Foods Market. “We’re so grateful for the strong commitment to our culture and dedication to our core values that allow our business to grow and evolve in a way that truly propels our company forward.”

FORTUNE highlighted Whole Foods Market’s passion for its mission and the many employees whose personal beliefs align with this mission as a point of distinction. FORTUNE also mentions the aim for egalitarian culture for the company, as well as the unique gain-sharing plan and executive salary caps. Whole Foods Market ranked ninth overall among retailers and tenth among other companies headquartered in Texas.

Last month, Whole Foods Market once again earned a spot on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list and was named the most reputable company in the food and drug store industry.

Whole Foods Market has earned a number of best workplace honors over the past year:

  • Albany Times Union—Top Workplaces 2015, No. 8 for medium-sized companies
  • Albuquerque Journal—Top Workplaces 2015, No. 4 for large companies
  • Austin-American Statesman—Top Workplaces 2015, No. 11 for large companies
  • Boston Globe—Top Workplaces 2015, No. 14 for large companies
  • Dallas Morning News—Top Workplaces 2015, No. 23 for large companies
  • Denver Post—Top Workplaces 2015, No. 17 for large companies
  • Des Moines Register—Top Workplaces 2015, No. 68 for small companies
  • Houston Chronicle—Top Workplaces 2015, No. 6 for large companies
  • Oklahoman—-Top Workplaces 2015, No. 8 for large companies
  • Orange County Register—Top Workplaces 2015, No. 13 for large companies
  • San Antonio Express-News—Top Workplaces 2015, No. 7 for midsize companies
  • San Diego Union-Tribune—Top Workplaces 2015, No. 5 for large companies
  • Tampa Bay Times—Top Workplaces 2015, No. 9 for large companies

The “100 Best Companies to Work For” list and related stories appear in the next issue of FORTUNE and at www.fortune.com.

Whole Foods Market is always looking for great people who are passionate about food, the communities they live in, and making a positive impact on the environment. Anyone interested in a career at Whole Foods Market is encouraged to visit the company’s Careers page at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/careers or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wholefoodsmarketcareers.

EXPERTS

Mark Ehrnstein

Global Vice President of Team Member Services

Mark Ehrnstein has served as global vice president of team member services (HR) at Whole Foods Market since 2009.

Starbucks named fifth most admired company in the world according to new research from Fortune magazine

SEATTLE, 2015-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks is the ­­­fifth most admired company in the world, according to new research from Fortune magazine, and is the number one company worldwide in the food service industry.

Fortune calls its list “the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Here is the Fortune’s 2015 assessment of Starbucks:

Operating in 66 countries with nearly 22,000 retail stores, the coffee chain shows no signs of slowing down. The first quarter of 2015 marked its 20th consecutive quarter of 5% or more comparable growth. Last year, in an effort to bring in more customers, the company began expanding sales of beer, wine and an evening menu that includes delicacies like truffle macaroni and cheese. The company has also begun to provide Mobile Order & Pay and even delivery in some U.S. markets.

Starbucks is also ranked number one in the areas of innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, and quality of products and services.

The top company on the list for 2015 is Apple. The tech company is followed on Fortune’s top 10 list by: Apple, Google, Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon, Starbucks, Walt Disney, Southwest Airlines, American Express, General Electric and Coca Cola.

Since 1983, Fortune has compiled a list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Fortune creates the list from a starting base of 1,400 companies based in the U.S. plus 400 from around the world with revenue above $10 billion. It then surveys 3,800 executives, asking them to rank the top 10 based on the following criteria: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products or services, and global competitiveness.

For more information on this news release, contact the Starbucks Newsroom.