CVS Pharmacy to host its free health screening program Project Health in Houston

HOUSTON, 2017-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — In its ongoing commitment to support post-Hurricane recovery efforts in Houston, CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) will be hosting Project Health, its signature free health screening program across the city to improve access to affordable health care for residents. The annual campaign, which was originally scheduled to begin in September, was postponed as the community recovered from the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

This year’s screenings will be held from Nov. 2 through Feb. 18 in select CVS Pharmacy locations across the greater Houston area and offer an array of free comprehensive health assessment screenings, including blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), glucose and total cholesterol screenings, which can help detect risk for chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.

“Even as the residents of Houston have begun to recover and rebuild their lives following Hurricane Harvey, we know the impact this type of stress can place on a person’s health and wellness,” said Jeff Schmidt, area vice president, CVS Pharmacy. “Our free health screenings can help identify health concerns or other risk factors for participants who may not have access to care otherwise, as well as provide referrals to local doctors and information on low-cost health insurance options.”

Once screened, patients have access to on-site consultations with bilingual nurse practitioners or physician assistants who will analyze results and refer patients who require additional medical care and follow up to no-cost or low-cost medical facilities nearby or to their primary care physician. The events are open to everyone and do not require an appointment.

This year, CVS Pharmacy has partnered with the YMCA in Houston to encourage their members to participate in Project Health screenings in these markets.

“Health screenings are the first step in recognizing opportunities for improving one’s health,” said Lharissa Jacobs, association director of community health for the YMCA of Greater Houston. “Screenings, like those provided at Project Health, provide people with valuable information to make important decisions in reclaiming their health for the long run, and the Y is so pleased to encourage people to live their healthiest life.”

Houston is one of 10 cities across the country where Project Health screenings are taking place this year. A total of 450 wellness events will deliver more than $5 million worth of free health services in multicultural communities with a large number of uninsured or underinsured Americans.

Since it was established in 2006, Project Health has delivered more than $117 millionin free health care services to more than 887,000 people. For a full calendar of Project Health events in Houston, visit (in Spanish:

About CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 9,700 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at
1 Centers for Disease Control. Chronic Disease Overview. Retrieved from


Mary Gattuso


ShopRite sends a truck filled with food and supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the flood waters receded, the people of Texas began the arduous task of rebuilding their homes and communities. It would not be easy. By the time Hurricane Harvey departed, the storm had caused billions of dollars of damage.

Once the roads had been cleared and the flooding had subsided, ShopRite and Wakefern Food Corp. stepped in to help. On Sept. 10, ShopRite sent a truck filled with food and supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston.

Wakefern Food Corp.’s Safety supervisor Mike Kelly, Operations supervisor Jeff Gross, Transportation associate Rafael Luciano and two ShopRite truck drivers – Fadi Haddad and Norman Orebek – helped prepare the trailer for its trip to the Houston Food Bank, where workers helped distribute supplies and bottled water to those in need.

As of last week, Wakefern was still awaiting word from local organizations on the best way to help victims of Hurricane Irma. Local authorities were still assessing the damage in Florida.

About ShopRite 
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 270 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Since the program began in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $43 million to food banks that support more than 2,100 worthy charities. As a title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, ShopRite has donated $30 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit

About Wakefern Food Corp.
From a small, local cooperative that began with eight grocery store owners, Wakefern Food Corp. has grown into the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States. Founded in 1946, the cooperative comprises 50 members who today independently own and operate 343 supermarkets under the ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, Price Rite and Dearborn Market banners in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Virginia. Together with its member companies, Wakefern employs more than 70,000 people, and is one of the largest employers in New Jersey. For more information, please visit

Source: ShopRite

Baskin-Robbins Launches Ice Cream Delivery with DoorDash in 22 Cities, including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York City

Baskin-Robbins Launches Ice Cream Delivery with DoorDash in 22 Cities, including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York City


  • Baskin-Robbins Launches Ice Cream Delivery with DoorDash for more than 600 locations in 22 Cities, including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York City.
  • Brands will Deliver Joy to Guests and Children’s Hospitals Across the Country

CANTON, Mass., 2017-Jul-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Ice Cream Month just got a little sweeter with today’s news from Baskin-Robbins and DoorDash. Beginning today  (July 6, 2017), ice cream lovers in nearly two dozen cities across the country can use DoorDash – the technology company connecting customers with the best local business through door-to-door delivery – to have their favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream treats delivered right to their doorstep.

More than 600 Baskin-Robbins locations in 22 cities will be supported by DoorDash delivery, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC. Residents in the participating cities can use the DoorDash app or website to order their favorite Baskin-Robbins products with just a tap or click, without leaving home or work.

To celebrate the launch, DoorDash and Baskin-Robbins will deliver Polar Pizza® Ice Cream Treats to children’s hospitals in select cities across the country on July 14 – the same day that Baskin-Robbins will host its first-ever nationwide Polar Pizza in-store sampling. On this day, guests are invited to Baskin-Robbins shops for a free sample of Baskin-Robbins’ new Mint Chocolate Chip Polar Pizza, which features a double fudge brownie crust and Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream topped with OREO® cookie pieces, fudge and marshmallow topping. The special sampling, which will take place from Noon – 5:00 p.m. on July 14, is another way that guests can celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Baskin-Robbins.

“We’re so excited to partner with DoorDash to offer our guests the very best ice cream delivery experience and give them another way to enjoy Baskin-Robbins ice cream treats from the convenience of their own home,” said Carol Austin, Vice President of Marketing for Baskin-Robbins. “And to celebrate our ice cream delivery launch and National Ice Cream Month, we’re honored to work with DoorDash to deliver joy to several children’s hospitals across the country by providing free Polar Pizzas to patients, their families and dedicated hospital staff.”

The children’s hospitals that will receive a Polar Pizza delivery are partners of the Joy in Childhood Foundation (formerly the Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation) whose mission is to bring joy to sick and hungry kids. The participating hospitals include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital (Chicago); Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Rady Children’s Hospital (San Diego); and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

“Nothing brings joy to people quite like ice cream, so we’re proud to celebrate our partnership with Baskin-Robbins by having Dashers across the country deliver Polar Pizzas to children’s hospitals,” said Tony Xu, CEO and co-founder of DoorDash. “Through our partnership with Baskin-Robbins, we’re now able to provide our busy customers with the convenience of having the brand’s high-quality, premium ice cream treats delivered right to their doorstep.”

To get started with Baskin-Robbins delivery, visit or download the DoorDash app for Android or iOS. For information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of premium ice cream flavors and frozen desserts, visit or follow us on Facebook (, Twitter ( or Instagram (

OREO is a registered trademark of Mondelēz International group, used under license.

About Baskin-Robbins

Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, providing guests with a wide array of ice cream flavors and delicious treats at more than 7,800 retail shops in more than 50 countries around the world. The brand was founded by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion for ice cream led to the creation of many iconic ice cream flavors including Pralines ‘n Cream, Jamoca® Almond Fudge and Very Berry Strawberry. Today, Baskin-Robbins has more than 1,300 ice creams in its flavor library, and also offers custom ice cream cakes, frozen beverages and Polar Pizza®. Its franchised ice cream shops serve as places where people can connect and create special memories while they explore a wide array of flavors, including a new Flavor of the Month every month. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit

About DoorDash      

DoorDash is a technology company that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in more than 500 cities across the United States and Canada. Founded in the summer of 2013, DoorDash empowers merchants to grow their businesses by offering on-demand delivery, data-driven insights, and better in-store efficiency, providing delightful experiences from door to door. By building the last mile delivery infrastructure for local cities, DoorDash is bringing communities closer, one doorstep at a time. Read more on the DoorDash blog or at

About the Joy in Childhood Foundation

The Joy in Childhood Foundation provides the simple joys of childhood to sick and hungry kids. The Foundation brings together a wide range of stakeholders—including franchisees, crew members, employees, partners and guests —and partners with food banks, children’s hospitals, and nonprofit organizations directly committed to serving sick and hungry kids to fund joyful environments, joyful experiences and joyful expressions to ensure that children whose lives are compromised by hunger or sickness have the support and essential services to find joy in their daily lives. Since launching in 2006, the Joy in Childhood Foundation (formerly The Dunkin Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation), has granted more than $14 million to hundreds of national and local charities across the country.


Justin Drake
Phone: 781-737-5200

Source: Baskin-Robbins


Amazon Restaurants announces free one-hour delivery to Prime members in Houston

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Aug. 31, 2016) announced that Prime members in Houston can now enjoy free one-hour delivery from popular restaurants, including Carrabba’s, El Tiempo Cantina, Max’s Wine Dive, P.F. Chang’s, Thai Gourmet, The Hay Merchant and many more. Using the Prime Now mobile app or visiting the new Prime Now website, Houston customers can view participating restaurants, browse menus, place orders, track the status of their delivery, and watch as their delivery courier travels from the restaurant to the delivery address in real time.

“The thriving and diverse restaurant scene in the Bayou City can now be conveniently delivered to your door for free delivery with no menu markups through Amazon Restaurants on Prime Now,” said Gus Lopez, general manager, Amazon Restaurants. “We take care of mealtime so our customers have more time to go out and enjoy the things they love.”

Once an order is placed, Amazon delivery partners deliver the food in an hour or less. Prime Now Restaurant Delivery offers customers transparent pricing—there are no menu markups or hidden service fees and delivery on all orders is free. If a customer finds a restaurant item on Prime Now that is priced higher than the regularly-priced item on the restaurant’s current online menu within 24 hours of placing the order, Amazon will refund that customer the price of the item.

“Great customer service and satisfaction is what El Tiempo Cantina Family of Restaurants strives for every day, so partnering up with Amazon Restaurantsis right up our alley,” said Domenic Laurenzo, executive chef and president of El Tiempo Cantina family of restaurants. “We look forward to many years of a great partnership of delivering up delicious food with fast, friendly, consistent service with total satisfaction.”

Participating Houston restaurants include:

  • Abdallah’s Bakery
  • AL Quick Stop
  • Amazon Grill
  • Ambassador
  • Ambrosia
  • Américas River Oaks
  • Anejo
  • Bawarchi Biryani Point Indian Cuisine
  • Beaver’s
  • Bite Macarons
  • Bombay Pizza Co.
  • Burger Palace
  • Cafe Panda Garden
  • Café Pita
  • Canopy
  • Carrabba’s
  • Cavatore Italian Restaurant
  • Chuan’s Chinese Restaurant
  • Churrascos River Oaks
  • Collina’s Italian Cafe
  • Common Bond Cafe & Bakery
  • Corner Table
  • Crave Cupcakes
  • Crave Sushi
  • Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen
  • Dak & Bop
  • Demeris Bar-B-Q
  • Dessert Gallery Bakery and Cafe
  • dgn Factory
  • Dish Society
  • Drexel House
  • El Tiempo Cantina
  • Empire Cafe
  • Express Rolls
  • Federal American Grill
  • Fellini Caffé
  • Frank’s Americana Revival
  • Freshii
  • Fusion Taco
  • Grace’s
  • Gusto Gourmet
  • Happy Fatz
  • Harvest Express
  • Harvest Organic Grille
  • The Hay Merchant
  • Heights Asian Cafe
  • Hugs & Donuts
  • Hyderabad House
  • Indika
  • J. Black’s Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge
  • Juan Mon’s International
  • Kam’s Fine Chinese Cuisine
  • Latin Bites
  • Laurenzo’s Restaurant
  • Luna Pizzeria
  • Max’s Wine Dive
  • Mia’s Table
  • Michiru Sushi
  • Midtown BBQ
  • Muscle Maker Grill
  • Myth Kafe
  • Nara Thai Express
  • Panda Garden
  • Pepperoni’s Pizza
  • Peska Seafood Culture
  • Pete’s Fine Meats & Deli
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • Piola
  • Pizza L’Vino
  • Ragin’ Cajun
  • Ragú & Pesto
  • Rainbow Lodge
  • Saigon House
  • Salento
  • Sammy’s Wild Game Grill
  • Samurai Noodle
  • Shade
  • Shanghai River Restaurant
  • Shiva Indian Restaurant
  • Southern Goods
  • Stoked Tacos
  • Sud Italia Ristorante
  • Tango & Malbec
  • Taquerias Arandas
  • Texas Tamale Company
  • Thai Gourmet
  • Thai Lanna
  • Thai Pepper
  • The Burger Joint
  • Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen
  • Vietopia Restaurant
  • Weslayan Café
  • Your Pie
  • Zabak’s Mediterranean Cafe

Prime members can download the Prime Now app or visit the Prime Now website to enter their zip code and see if the service is available in their area. In zip codes where restaurant delivery is available, customers will see Restaurants on the home page.

To learn more about Amazon Restaurants or to download the Prime Now mobile app, visit For restaurants interested in working with Amazon Restaurants, please visit

More to Prime
Tens of millions of Prime members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime. In the U.S., that includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 30 million items across all categories, unlimited Free Same-Day Delivery on more than a million items in 27 metro areas and one and two-hour delivery with Prime Now on tens of thousands of items available in more than 25 metro areas. In addition to fast, free shipping, members have access to unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, more than one million songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos and one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First.

About Amazon
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit

Media Hotline:


Amazon to open its seventh Texas fulfillment center in Houston

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ —, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open its seventh Texas fulfillment center in Houston. Amazon currently employs more than 10,000 full-time hourly associates at its five operating Texas fulfillment centers and plans to create 1,000 more full-time positions at the new Houston site. Elsewhere in the Lone Star State, Amazon currently operates fulfillment centers in Coppell, Haslet,Dallas, Fort Worth, and Schertz, with an upcoming facility in San Marcos currently under construction.

“With Houston’s legacy as a pioneer in innovation and exploration, we are proud to become a member of the community with the announcement of a new fulfillment center in the region,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations. “We are excited to create more than 1,000 full-time jobs and to become a member of the business community.”

Amazon employees at the 855,000-square-foot Houston fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.

“We are pleased but not surprised that a great company like Amazon continues to expand in Texas, bringing more than a thousand new jobs. Texas is committed to maintaining a strong business climate that allows companies to prosper, innovate and expand. I predict this will not be the last Amazon facility we will see here,” said Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick.

“We welcome the continued expansion by Amazon in Harris County and the creation of 1,000 new quality jobs,” said Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “In addition to the positive economic impact it has made across the state, Amazon is a strong corporate partner that is deeply involved in local communities. We look forward to working together to grow our region’s economy and provide jobs to area residents.”

“We’re proud to welcome Amazon to Harris County,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “The relationship between Amazon, one of the nation’s premier businesses, and Harris County – the third-largest county in the nation – will benefit both, and the economy as a whole.”

“Amazon’s new fulfillment center in Harris County is a substantial investment in our region,” said Bob Harvey, President and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership. “We applaud Amazon’s commitment to providing jobs, training and ongoing education for more than 1,000 Houston-area residents,” said Harvey. “As a global hub for distribution and logistics, Houston is well-positioned to support the company’s continued growth.”

Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards, starting on day one. Amazon also offers regular full-time employees maternity and parental leave benefits and access to innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch, employees are pursuing degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming, and radiology, to name a few.

To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit

About Amazon
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit

Media Hotline:

Source:, Inc.