Lindex opens its first Click & Collect store in Iceland

Sweden, 2018-Mar-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Now Lindex opens the doors to the fashion retailer’s first Click & Collect store. Here Lindex takes its omni channel strategy to new levels and offer a shopping experience out of the ordinary.

The launch is realised together with the Icelandic franchise partner LDX 19, who today runs the seven Lindex stores in Iceland. The concept store is in central Reykjavik and is Lindex first of its kind. The premises has until now offered Lindex Lingerie but has now been given a new suit and will be Lindex first Click & Collect store.

We are very happy to welcome our customers to a new type of Lindex store. Here the customer gets the service and feeling which often follows with shopping in a small store, at the same time as she gets access to the big stores wide assortment and flexibility. Here she gets the real omni channel experience, says Albert Thor Magnusson, CEO at LDX 19.

In the store there is a selection of women´s wear, kids’ wear and lingerie meanwhile the complete assortment is available through large touch screens on the wall. Thanks to the Click & Collect service the customer orders the garments and choose home delivery or pick up in the store of choice. If the order is done online or in store before 3 pm on a weekday, the garments can be picked up in the new concept store at 5 pm the same day.

Just as Lindex, LDX 19 is driven by the customer experience. Both wants to offer inspiring and easy shopping in all channels and here the customer really gets a seamless shopping experience. LDX 19 is a brilliant partner with an enormous driving force so it’s very exciting to do this together with them, says Johan Isacson, Director of Lindex Franchise.

Lindex first store in Iceland opened in 2011. Today there are seven stores and two more are planned to open during 2018. The concept store in Reykjavik will open March 1 2018.

For more information:
Albert Thor Magnusson
CEO LDX 19
phone +354 691 3101

Johan Isacson
Director of Lindex Franchise
phone +46 31 739 50 30

Eva Jonasson
Media Relations Responsible
Lindex
Phone: 46 (0)31 739 50 60
E-mail: press@lindex.com

Source: Lindex

Iceland supports Greenpeace’s call for the Government to impose bottle Deposit Return Scheme

London, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Iceland fully supports Greenpeace’s call for the Government to impose a bottle DepositReturn Scheme (DRS).

Richard Walker, Director for Sustainability at Iceland Foods, said: “Every minute, a truckload of plastic waste enters our oceans. In Britain, we are failing to recycle up to 16 million single use plastic bottles every day.

“This cannot carry on. It is causing untold damage to our oceans and wildlife. It is also a ticking time bomb for humanity, since we all ultimately depend on a healthy ocean environment for our own survival.

“Deposit Return Schemes work. In Norway theirs has led to 96% of all bottles being returned, with similar results in other countries that have adopted a DRS. Britain urgently needs to do the same.

“Introducing a DRS may well add to our costs of doing business. However, we believe it is a small price to pay for the long term sustainability of this planet. I urge all other retailers to do the right thing and follow suit.”

In addition, Iceland has offered its support by hosting a DRS reverse vending machine within a number of its stores for the Government to trial.

About Iceland Foods
Iceland is recognised as the leader in frozen food with 900 stores in the UK. The company prides itself on being a convenient and friendly place to do the family’s weekly shop, as well as to meet everyone’s daily top-up shopping needs for fresh, chilled and frozen food and groceries. Since 1970 Iceland has been proudly demonstrating to shoppers just how the Power of Frozen can deliver an extensive choice of high quality, great-tasting food from fine sources around the world at great value prices. With the Power of Frozen at its heart, Iceland naturally generates low levels of food waste. In the 1980s the company led the way in removing artificial colours, flavours and non-essential preservatives from its own label products, while in the 1990s it became the first national food retailer to remove GM ingredients from its own brand range. Its long history of environmental action includes the launch of the Kyoto range of fridges and freezers in partnership with Greenpeace in 1998, and it has recently completed a company-wide conversion to LED lighting to reduce its carbon footprint. Iceland has won multiple awards for the quality of its products and services, including being named Online Supermarket of the Year by both The Grocer and IGD in 2017. It has ranked as one of the UK’s Best Big Companies to Work For in each of the last 11 years, and was number one in both 2012 and 2014.

ENQUIRIES:
Keith Hann
Director of Corporate Affairs
01244 842228 / 07831 521870
kh@keithhann.com

Source: Iceland Foods

Iceland to continue accepting old “round pound” coins until 31 October

London, 2017-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Iceland will continue to accept payments in old “round pound” coins at all its Iceland and The Food Warehouse stores in the UK until 31 December 2017, extending its previously announced deadline of 31 October.

Iceland Group Managing Director Tarsem Dhaliwal said: “We try to help our customers in any way we can, and the statistics tell us that very many people must still have old pound coins stashed away in their homes or cars. So we are happy to save them the trouble of changing these old coins at a bank by allowing them to spend round pounds in our stores until the end of the year.

“We offer a truly amazing range of products for just £1, from deep pan pizzas, ready meals and frozen vegetables to groceries and fresh produce. Or you can save the money on your Iceland Bonus Card and we will add £1 for every £20 you save – probably the best rate of return you will find on the high street. So if you find a hoard of old pound coins down the sofa or in a piggy bank before the end of 2017 you know what to do – come and spend them in Iceland!”

About Iceland Foods
Iceland is recognised as the leader in frozen food with over 890 stores in the UK. The company prides itself on being a convenient and friendly place to do the family’s weekly shop, as well as to meet everyone’s daily top-up shopping needs for fresh, chilled and frozen food and groceries. Iceland’s nationwide online shopping service was named the UK’s best in the 2016 and 2017 Which supermarket surveys, Online Supermarket of the Year in the Grocer Gold Awards 2017 and Online Retailer of the Year in the IGD Awards 2017. For 20 years Iceland has also offered a unique, free
home delivery service for in-store purchases.

Since 1970 Iceland has been proudly demonstrating to shoppers just how the Power of Frozen can deliver an extensive choice of high quality, great-tasting food from fine sources around the world at great value prices.

With the Power of Frozen at its heart, Iceland naturally generates low levels of food waste. The company is also known as a pioneer in removing artificial colours, flavours and non-essential preservatives from its own label products. It has ranked as one of the UK’s Best Big Companies to Work For in each of the last 11 years, and was number one in both 2012 and 2014.

ENQUIRIES:
Keith Hann
Director of Corporate Affairs
01244 842228 / 07831 521870
kh@keithhann.com

Source: Iceland

Iceland wins Online Supermarket of the Year and Business Initiative of the Year awards at The Grocer Gold Awards

London, 2017-Jun-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Iceland was delighted to be named Online Supermarket of the Year, and to win the award for Business Initiative of the Year for the new Iceland Kitchen, at The Grocer Gold Awards at Guildhall in London yesterday evening.

This continued a run of recent awards success that included Iceland winning two Gold, two Silver and four Bronze Awards at the British Frozen Food Awards on 8 June – more than any other retailer. On the same evening Iceland was named Convenience Retailer of the Year at the 2017 FreshAwards for excellence in fresh produce.

Iceland Founder & Executive Chairman Malcolm Walker said: “These accolades provide welcome recognition of the huge progress Iceland has made over the last two years to make us one of the UK’s fastest-growing and best-regarded food retailers. As our 2017 financial results recently showed, we are successfully winning new customers and delighting our established shoppers by developing unique, exciting and great-tasting quality food that they simply cannot buy anywhere else, while continuing to offer outstanding value for money.

“Our fast-growing Online business, already twice voted the best in the UK in the annual Which? supermarket survey, continues to go from strength to strength under the leadership of our Managing Director of On-Line David Devany and his expanded team, supported by substantial investment in our website and logistics, including the opening of our second dedicated Online picking centre at Trafford Park this summer.

“Our £2 million investment to create simply the best product development kitchen in Europe at our Deeside head office has played a key role in increasing the pace and quality of our innovation, really taking our food to the next level, under the leadership of our hugely talented and experienced Head Chef Neil Nugent.

“Today we have the strongest management team in our 47-year history, our best-ever product range, a market-leading Online business, and are successfully changing perceptions of Iceland both through our “Power of Frozen” marketing campaign and by making major improvements in our stores. Our new Iceland store concept is proven to enhance our customer appeal and will now be rolled out across the country, while our distinctive and complementary The Food Warehouse format is already open in 40 locations across the UK, with many more stores in the pipeline. I have never been more excited about the prospects for Iceland and I am immensely grateful to The Grocer for the further endorsement provided by these great Awards”.

ENQUIRIES:
Keith Hann
PR adviser
01244 842228 / 07831 521870
kh@keithhann.com

Source: ICELAND

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to bring the sweet treat company to Iceland

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to bring the sweet treat company to Iceland
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to bring the sweet treat company to Iceland

 

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., 2016-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. today (October 3, 2016) announced a development agreement with Hagar verslainr ehf. that will bring the sweet treat company to Iceland. The first of five Krispy Kreme shops will open in Reykjavik on Nov. 5.

“We are excited to bring the joy that is Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to Iceland with a very knowledgeable partner,” said Dan Beem, Senior Vice President and President – International at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “The unique hot Original Glazed® doughnut provides an experience unlike any other, and we are thrilled to bring that experience to Iceland later this year.”

Hagar verslainr ehf. is a leading retailer in the Icelandic market with core activities in the grocery sector, which includes the popular Hagkaup stores. The new Krispy Kreme shop will be the newest feature at Hagkaup’s Flagship HyperMarket located in the Smáralind Mall.

“Krispy Kreme is a great addition to our Hagkaup stores in Iceland,” said Gunnar Ingi Sigurðsson, Hagkaup’s CEO. “We are extremely pleased to be able to offer our customers this new doughnut and coffee experience in the beginning of November.”

With the November opening, Iceland will be the 29th country in which Krispy Kreme shops are located. There are more than 1,100 Krispy Kreme shops around the world.

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., is a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Krispy Kreme doughnuts can be found in approximately 12,000 grocery, convenience and mass merchant stores in the U.S. The Company has more than 1,100 retail shops in 27 countries. Connect with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at www.KrispyKreme.com, or on one its many social media channels, including www.Facebook.com/KrispyKreme, and www.Twitter.com/KrispyKreme.

Contact:

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.
Sarah Roof
Corporate Communications Coordinator
336-726-8878
sroof@krispykreme.com

Source: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.

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Asda, Iceland, Morrisons and Waitrose to support the construction of new world class dementia research centre at UCL in London

LEEDS, England, 2015-10-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Asda, Iceland, Morrisons and Waitrose have joined together in a unique partnership to support an initiative that will make medical history.

All four retailers have pledged funds from the new levy on single-use carrier bags to support the construction of a new world class dementia research centre at UCL in London, with the aim of meeting the G8 Group challenge, following a lead from David Cameron, to find a cure for dementia by 2025.

This £350 million project currently has a shortfall in funding of £100 million, and the cash generated by carrier bag sales in food retailers across Britain has the potential to bridge much of that gap.

In addition to committing funds from their own stores, the Chief Executives of Asda, Iceland, Morrisons and Waitrose are today writing to the CEOs of all other UK food retailers, urging them to lend their support either this year or in any of the next five years.

SOURCE: ASDA

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