Zalando to expand its Stradella fulfillment center in Italy

Zalando to expand its Stradella fulfillment center in Italy

 

Berlin, 2018-Jan-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zalando, the leading online fashion platform in Europe, will extend the Stradella fulfillment center with its partner Fiege. In the course of 2018 two additional halls will be added and the capacity will double from about 20,000 sqm to about 40,000 sqm. The number of employees will increase to over 550. Fiege has overseen managing the Stradella site since it was opened in late 2015 and will continue to do so along with the expansion.

The investment into the Stradella fulfilment center and the recent investment in the Verona region, will not only strengthen the service offered to Italian customers but will also speed up the deliveries in Zalando’s Southern European markets. In December 2017 Zalando announced its plans to open a new fulfilment center for the Southern European Market. The new 130,000 sqm site will be located in Nogarole Rocca close to Verona and will create over 1,000 jobs in the medium-term.

“The extension of Stradella is part of our strategic development plan to grow our activities in Italy and in other Southern European markets, focusing on a continuous improvement of the service offered to our clients. The investment in Stradella allows us to answer to the increased demand i.” – commented Jan Bartels, VP Customer Fulfillment & Logistics at Zalando. ”We thank our partner Fiege for the successful collaboration and look forward to this next step.”

“We are really pleased to carry on our collaboration with Zalando” – declared Alberto Birolini, Business Development Manager and Board Member of Fiege Italia – “It is a great example of our ambition to deliver highly customized ecommerce solutions for our partners.“

Further information on Zalando logistics is available here.

Monica Franz
Position:Corporate Communications / Spokesperson Benelux
Email: monica.franz@zalando.nl

Source: Zalando

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LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence expands in Italy with the opening of its new headquarters in Florence

LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence expands in Italy with the opening of its new headquarters in Florence

 

Paris, 2017-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — After France and Switzerland, the LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence is expanding in Italy, setting up its Italian headquarters in Florence in Palazzo Pucci, the historic home of Maison Emilio Pucci. The IME program will train the talented artisans and retail specialists of tomorrow. This major initiative was celebrated with an inaugural ceremony on November 27th attended by Florence Mayor Dario Nardella, Toni Belloni, LVMH Group Managing Director, Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies, and future apprentices at the LVMH Istituto dei Mestieri d’Eccellenza.

The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence was created in 2014 to transmit the unique savoir-faire of LVMH Maisons in professions that involve artisanal craftsmanship and creative and retail skills. Since its creation, the IME has trained more than 300 students in its different programs. This vocational training program combines theoretical courses at partner schools with professional experience at different Maisons of the LVMH Group. Students also take language classes and learn through innovative formats during Master Classes.

Following its successful development in France and more recently in Switzerland, the IME has expanded to Italy with its new headquarters in Florence, underscoring the program’s European scope and reasserting its goal of transmitting skills and developing the employability of new generations. The new headquarters of the LVMH Istituto dei Mestieri d’Eccellenza in Florence is located in the Palazzo Pucci.

An inaugural ceremony on November 27th celebrated the arrival of the IME in Italy. Florence Mayor Dario Nardella was joined by Toni Belloni, LVMH Group Managing Director, Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies, and Gabriella Scarpa, Chairman of LVMH Italy, who welcomed future apprentices to the program.

The event marks a key stage in the history of the IME, notes Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies: “The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence LVMH continues to build its presence in Europe with new courses and an expanding network of partners. We are delighted to mark an exciting milestone today with the inauguration of the IME in Palazzo Pucci, a building rich in history that is emblematic of the creativity that inspires the Italian Maison.”

The inauguration was also an opportunity to mark the beginning of the academic year for apprentices in the two Italian programs already established by the LVMH IME in Italy with Polimoda in leather goods and For.Al in jewelry. They will soon be joined by programs in retail and shoes in the Veneto region, adding to the IME’s 18 current training programs. These new professional tracks further diversify the range of training proposed in partnership with prestigious schools in key sectors for LVMH including jewelry, vineyards and winemaking, couture, retail, design, leather goods, watchmaking and the culinary arts.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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Reed MIDEM announces MAPIC Food & Beverage in Milan, Italy on 23-24 May 2018

Cannes, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Reed MIDEM, organiser of MAPIC, MAPIC Italy, MAPIC Russia, MAPIC China Summit and MAPIC India, today (17 November, 2017) announces the launch of MAPIC Food & Beverage in May 2018.

The new two-day event will be held in Milan, Italy on 23-24 May 2018 at MiCo – Milano Congressi.

Since the EXPO 2015, creating a legacy with its focus on nutrition and sustainable food, Milan has established itself as the World Food Capital City and is today the main stage for events, projects and debate on food-related issues.

Food and Beverage has become a key factor in enhancing the customer experience within retail destinations. MAPIC Food and Beverage aims to be the most effective international marketplace dedicated to Food & Beverage players within the retail & real estate industry.

MAPIC Food & Beverage will offer an exhibition area where international F&B retailers can showcase their concept to real estate professionals looking at expanding their foodservice retail mix. In contrast to the MAPIC in Cannes, retailers will be the exhibitors and real estate professionals will come as visitors. MAPIC Food & Beverage will be a unique, international and powerful business platform.

“For the first time, we are launching a MAPIC event entirely dedicated to a specific segment, food and beverage, and not a local market,” explained Nathalie Depetro, Director of MAPIC markets. “MAPIC Food & Beverage and MAPIC Italy will be held on the same dates and in separate but connected venues. This new event will benefit from the dynamism of the Italian food & beverage sector, while being completely international.”

More information on MAPIC Food & Beverage on the website www.mapic-foodandbeverage.com

About Reed MIDEM:
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM UK in London, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong and MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York for the real estate industry; MAPIC in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy in Milan, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and IRF brought by MAPIC in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector. www.reedmidem.com

About Reed Exhibitions: 
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2016 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com

For more information, please contact:

My-Lan CAO – Press Director
Tel.: +33 (0)1 79 71 95 44
mylan.cao@reedmidem.com

Constance GARCIA Y SANTOS – Press Officer
Tel: +33 (0) 1 79 71 95 65
constance.garciaysantos@reedmidem.com

Source: MAPIC

SPAR Italy Partners sponsor Serie A team FC Crotone for the 2017/2018 season

SPAR Italy Partners sponsor Serie A team FC Crotone for the 2017/2018 season

 

Italy, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two SPAR Italy Partners are sponsoring Serie A football teams this season.

DESPAR Southern and Central Italy Partner, Maiora is sponsoring Serie A (Italy’s top football league) team FC Crotone during the 2017/2018 season. INTERSPAR under DESPAR Northeast Partner, Aspiag Service, is sponsoring the Spal 2013 team from the city of Ferrara in the first three matches of the season.

President and Managing Director of Maiora (DESPAR Partner for Southern and Central Italy) declared: “We are proud to be associating our DESPAR brand with one of the strongest teams in Southern Italy, FC Crotone. This team created a legendary sport experience last year, and we identify with it because we also are persistent and determined.”

The agreement between DESPAR and the Crotone football club offers DESPAR great brand exposure at the Scida stadium and the team’s training field in Crotone. In addition, a number of football players from FC Crotone will promote the brand in various marketing and communication activities that will be shared on traditional media and news channels, including social media platforms.

DESPAR will run numerous initiatives on its “Mydespar” Facebook page. Users who like the page and join the various activities promoted there, will be able to win stadium tickets to watch a match, and many official branded items from FC Crotone. Among the first prizes up for grabs, will be the official team jerseys carrying the names of the lucky competition winners.

Aspiag Service, DESPAR partner in Northeast Italy and Emilia Romagna, is sponsoring Spal 2013, a football team from Ferrara, that made its return to the Serie A this year, after an absence of more than fifty years. The sponsorship agreement sees the INTERSPAR Brand featured on the Spal match jerseys during the first three matches of the 2017/2018 season.

“We are happy to accompany this longstanding team returning to top league football,” declared Fabio Donà, Marketing Director of DESPAR Northeast. Supporting sports is an important expression of our involvement with local communities – which we see as one of our major strengths – but also because this football club has always shown persistence, endurance and an ability to rise again. The qualities of this team are a real example for all, as it made a very quick rise from Pro League to Serie A.”

For DESPAR this sponsorship represents an opportunity to revive its already strong relationship with the city of Ferrara, where it operates two company-owned INTERSPAR stores, one EUROSPAR store, and twenty independently-owned DESPAR and EUROSPAR stores.

Spal 2013 President, Mr Walter Mattioli, highlighted the importance of working together with a company sharing the values that are dear to the Spal club: “Our large sport family embraces, besides the first team, also some 400 players from the youth teams. It is important to choose partners who share the same vision: we managed to get back to Serie A by working together towards one common goal. We will remain in Serie A by continuing to work in this way.”

Contact:

SPAR International
Email: info@spar-international.com
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

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SPAR Italy partner Maiora opens its newest store in the city of Bari

Italy, 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Maiora, SPAR Partner for South-East and Central Italy, is delighted with customer reactions to their newest store, located at the main railway station in the city of Bari.

Catering to the 38,000 commuters each day, this store is the first convenience supermarket located on the main platform of this station. With a target market of 14 million travellers each year, the store’s offer has been designed around convenience grocery shopping, including long opening hours every day.

Developed for the needs of consumers on the go, the new DESPAR store offers high-quality products at every-day-low prices. Within the 250 square metres of retailing selling area, shoppers are offered about 2,000 SKU’s.

The instore layout has been designed to facilitate views across the store, enabling shoppers to quickly orientate themselves. There is a strong fresh assortment including fruit and veg, delicatessen, cheese, fresh meat counter, food-to-go and an instore bakery. The fresh offer is complemented by the DESPAR Own Brand range and typical products sought by travellers.

Sustainability

Focused on consumers, while caring for the environment – this is the philosophy of Maiora. It is no surprise therefore that the store’s cooling and air conditioning systems are the latest generation which are low in energy consumption. Chilled cabinets have doors, ensuring energy usage is reduced by 45%, while LED lighting throughout generates energy consumption savings of more than 50% compared to traditional systems.

First store of its kind

“Four years after initiating this project, we’re pleased to have the store open. The DESPAR store at Bari’s station is a pilot that we intend replicating in other high-footfall locations such as stations, ports and airports. In doing so, we are leveraging the knowledge of SPAR International, which has supported the development by SPAR Partners of leading convenience stores”, declared Pippo Cannillo, President and Managing Director of Maiora proudly at the opening.

Contact:

SPAR International
Email: info@spar-international.com
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence selects Polimoda as its first partner for leather goods artisans training in Italy

LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence selects Polimoda as its first partner for leather goods artisans training in Italy

 

Paris, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence (IME) has expanded to Italy, selecting Polimoda, the leading Italian fashion school, as its first partner for training of leather goods artisans in the country.

Launched in 2014, the IME professional training program ensures transmission of unique savoir-faire at LVMH Maisons to new generations through training at partner schools and collaboration with the Group’s Maisons, including Bulgari, Céline, Christian Dior Couture, Fendi, Loro Piana, Louis Vuitton, Veuve Clicquot and Zenith. It also aims at perpetuating our métiers.

The IME is currently involved in training for more than 200 young people in jewelry, couture, leather goods, vineyards and winemaking, culinary arts, watches, luxury retail and design. The degrees earned are awarded in collaboration with recognized partners in each of these sectors in France and Switzerland: BJO Formation, École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Compagnons du Devoir, Avize Viti Campus, Ferrandi Paris, École d’Horlogerie LVMH, EMASUP and EIML Paris.

This new partnership between the IME and Polimoda marks a first expansion of this professional training model to Italy. Initially centered on leather goods craftsmanship, the training program will begin with the 2017-2018 school year. The first class will receive funding from the Tuscany region, a major hub of leather goods production worldwide, and will welcome 12 students who want to become leather goods artisans.

The candidates selected will receive two-track training, benefiting from Polimoda’s 30 years of experience in educating future fashion design and business professionals, coupled with hands-on craftsmanship training from prestigious LVMH Maisons.

Classes will begin in October 2017 at the Polimoda Design Lab in Scandicci which, thanks to its strategic location in the heart of the Florence region, gives students direct links with the industry and ultra-modern laboratories. The program will also include additional IME courses and master classes at the Palazzo Pucci, the headquarters of the IME in Italy, as well as at LVMH Maison ateliers.

“This partnership is an important initiative for Polimoda, confirming the school’s competitiveness on an international scale and recognizing the success of our educational methods for fashion design and business professionals. It is also a major development for our region, recognizing it as a center of competencies and expertise and affirming the worldwide reputation of ‘Made in Italy’ excellence,” commented Danilo Venturi, Director of Polimoda.

“The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence plays a vital role in perpetuating the excellence of our Maisons and in ensuring the perpetuation of these métiers. I am delighted to see the launch of this new program with Polimoda in Italy, an exemplary country regarding creativity, talent and fundamental savoir-faire that are essential to the LVMH Group,” said Chantal Gaemperle, LVMH Group Executive Vice President Human Resources & Synergies.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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Stella McCartney opens her first store in Florence, Italy

Florence, 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stella McCartney opens her first store in Florence on Via dei Tosinghi 52r within the city’s historic center a stone throw away from the famous Basilica di Santa Maria Novella.  The brand’s 3rd location in Italy, the Florence store follows in the new design concept introduced at the opening of the Paris Rue Saint Honoré location last month. Two additional stores in the US with the new concept roll out will follow by mid July: South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California, and a second store in New York City at 929 Madison Avenue.  This recent retail expansion continues on the brand’s official takeover of their store operations in Hong Kong last summer which included 3 freestanding store locations. The new store designs will reflect the brand’s commitment to sustainability within an intimate, personal and architectural atmosphere.

The new store concept draws inspiration from Stella’s personal archive of images with designs that bring a textural human-scale experience to a retail environment. A considered effort has been made to move away from traditional luxury materials, and to use more handmade, organic and sustainably sourced elements. Bespoke fluted ceramic tiles, reclaimed timber and textural cast concrete intertwine with fun surprises in the designer’s signature paired back colour palette.

Contained within 200 square meters over two floors, the new store is fronted by five tall street facing windows that bring in a significant amount of natural light into the raw yet polished space. The interior is defined by a central spiral staircase covered in Fur Free Fur; epitomizing the designer’s stance on cruelty free fashion. An intricate brass rail system connects various product categories of the store and creates a journey throughout the space. The muted backdrop becomes a canvas to showcase the modern and sophisticated women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories including the iconic Falabella bag and the Sneak-Elyse, a new version of the popular Elyse platform shoe, as well as lingerie, swim, kid’s collections and fragrance.

The new Florence freestanding location follows the already existing Milan store at via Santo Spirito 3 and the Rome location at Via Borgognona 6. Additional distribution in Italy includes a shop-in-shop at La Rinascente in Milan and other select multi brand stores as well as online at www.stellamccartney.com. By the end of July, the designer will have 51 freestanding stores worldwide.

ABOUT STELLA MCCARTNEY

Stella McCartney is a 50/50 joint venture partnership between Stella McCartney and Kering established in 2001. A lifelong vegetarian, Stella McCartney does not use any leather or fur in her designs. The brand’s ready-to-wear, accessories, lingerie, fragrance, kids and adidas by Stella McCartney collections are currently available through 48 other free-standing stores including London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, Milan and Shanghai. For additional information, please visit: www.stellamccartney.com.

Store information:
Via dei Tosinghi, 52r, 50123, Florence

Source: Stella McCartney

Carrefour now offers Apple Pay payment system in Italy

Carrefour now offers Apple Pay payment system in Italy

 

ITALY, 2017-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour is now offering its customers IN ITALY the new easy, secure and personalised Apple Pay payment system which is transforming the mobile payments system thanks to its speed and convenience.

Apple Pay functions on POS devices featuring the Contactless logo which can be found in all Carrefour sales outlets and most retailers.

To be able to use Apple Pay in Italy, it is not necessary to open a new bank account; you can simply request the PASS Card at Carrefour Banca counters or on the www.carrefourbanca.it site which works with all Mastercard circuit terminals in the world. PASS Card is the answer to the need for an easy and fast payment method expressed by our customers. Apple Pay not only enables customers to complete payments faster and more efficiently, but also helps to consolidate Carrefour’s position as a cutting-edge player capable of understanding market requirements and the innovations that will transform it.

Security and privacy are a priority for Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card through Apple Pay, the card number is not recorded either on the device or the Apple server. Instead, a unique encrypted code, called Device Account Number, is assigned and securely saved in the Secure Element of the actual device. Each transaction is authorised by a unique dynamic security code.

Thanks to the PASS Card, Carrefour meets two goals: to be a precursor in the mobile payments sector and to complement the extensive portfolio of advantages offered to the customers, including PASS Day (10% discount one day a week in member hypermarkets and supermarkets), the collection of extra PAYBACK points and the possibility of paying all the purchases made in Carrefour in 3 installments with zero interest.

Apple Pay is easy to activate and users will continue to receive all the advantages and benefits offered by credit and debit cards. Apple Pay functions in sales outlets through iPhone SE, iPhone 6 devices and subsequent versions and Apple Watch.

Online app purchases and online purchases on Internet sites which accept Apple Pay are as simple as touching the Touch ID sensor with one finger: there is no need to complete long payment forms manually or to click repeatedly on the delivery and billing information. When you make payments on the move for goods or services in the app or on the Safari browser, you can use Apple Pay on devices like iPhone 6 or subsequent versions, Apple Watch or on the new MacBook Pro by means of the Touch ID sensor.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

 . By phone:

Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

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Bulgari expands its exclusively “made in Italy” manufacturing network with a new jewelry manufacturing facility in Valenza, Italy

Bulgari expands its exclusively “made in Italy” manufacturing network with a new jewelry manufacturing facility in Valenza, Italy

 

Paris, 2017-Mar-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bulgari inaugurated its new jewelry manufacturing facility in Valenza, Italy, on March 17. Bridging tradition and innovation, the 14,000-square-meter site expands Bulgari’s exclusively “made in Italy” manufacturing network.

Bulgari has continually amazed, innovated and renewed its creativity since its founding in Rome in 1884. The storied Maison bridges tradition and future once again with the inauguration of a new jewelry manufacturing facility in Valenza, Italy, a cradle of goldsmithing. The launch of the new 14,000-square-meter site will lead to the creation of 300 new jobs by 2020.

The Valenza site joins the network of Italian manufacturing facilities where Bulgari products are crafted by Italian artisans: high jewelry in Rome, accessories in Florence, perfumes in Lodi and silk in Como. Only watches are made outside Italy, in Switzerland, where they bear the prestigious Swiss Made label.

The new Manifattura Bulgari spans two buildings. The Cascina dell’Orefice is where the first goldsmiths worked in Valenza in the early 19th century.  Featuring a new wing encased entirely in glass, the completely renovated building has been dubbed the Glass House,. The second building houses production operations on three floors around a 600-square-meter interior courtyard, inspired by a Roman domus and bathing the interior in natural daylight. “This new facility is a perfect fusion of past and present, bringing together a love of beauty and the artisanal savoir-faire that has made Italy the world leader in jewelry and goldsmithing,” says Jean-Christophe Babin, Chief Executive Officer of Bulgari.

Designed by Open Project, an architecture and engineering firm specialized in integrated management of complex building systems, the Manifattura Bulgari seamlessly integrates the surrounding environment. It has been constructed using innovative technologies, materials with low environmental impact and an emphasis on sustainability. The project aims to earn certification to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most demanding sustainable building standard.

This ambitious project also includes the new Bulgari Jewellery Academy, where all new employees will learn time-honored jewelry making skills. The first class counts 21 young jewelry artisans and has capacity for 42 students.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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DESPAR Nordest fundraising campaign collected more than €328,000 for earthquake relief fund in Italy

SPAR Italy customers in the regions of Trentino, Veneto, Friuli Venezia-Giulia and Emilia Romagna (North-East Italy) showed great generosity during the fundraising campaign promoted by DESPAR Nordest in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated several municipalities in Central Italy in August.

Italy, 2016-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The instore fundraising, which ended on 2 October, led to the collection of more than €328,000. The entire sum was transferred to a special bank account opened by the Italian Red Cross for the collection of money to support reconstruction work after the earthquake.

The money was raised through more than 217,000 donations made by customers at the checkout counters of SPAR stores. A large part of the money raised came from stores operated by SPAR Partner, Aspiag, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, where customers donated €196,000 through some 182,300 donations. This shows the great generosity of the local community, many of whom share memories of a tragic earthquake that hit their region in 1976.

In Veneto and Emilia Romagna more than €68,700 was collected by means of 19,777 donations. Customers in Trentino and Alto Adige also sympathised with the hard-hit area. The average donation there was the highest: more than €4, leading to a total of €63,845.

“We knew we could count on our customers’ generosity as they have always responded with readiness to this type of charity initiative. Our most sincere thanks and gratitude goes to them. A special thank you also goes to our colleagues at the SPAR Supermarkets, who were able to keep the consumers’ focus on this initiative,” said DESPAR Nordest Managing Director, Paul Klotz. “We are going to work closely with the Italian Red Cross to coordinate relief efforts and make sure that the funds are quickly and efficiently received by the communities that were affected by the earthquake.”

DESPAR Nordest also donated a full truckload of essential supplies to the earthquake-stricken communities. A video of the journey of the DESPAR truck tells the story of this special delivery from the moment the truck was loaded at a DESPAR Distribution Centre, until the time it reached its destination at the Logistics Centre of the Italian Red Cross in Avezzano on 30 August.

Contact:

SPAR International
Email: info@spar-international.com
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

DESPAR support earthquake stricken areas in Italy with €20,000 donation to Italian Red Cross

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the aftermath of the earthquake, DESPAR Partner Maiora promoted a fundraising initiative named ‘Our hearts do not tremble, they beat’.

On 27 September, the president and managing director of Maiora, Mr Pippo Cannillo, officially handed the donation to Ms Consiglia Margiotta, president of the Bari Committee of the Italian Red Cross.

The sum was raised by Maiora’s employees and independent SPAR retailers who run stores trading under the DESPAR, EUROSPAR and INTERSPAR formats, as well as by employees of another division of the Cannillo Group.

“We do not raise the funds to be seen by the public as we believe that charitable work is best carried out silently,” Mr Cannillo explained. “We have been a channel for this initiative and we have come here to represent all those people who have chosen to donate part of their salaries to this noble cause. We feel that it is our duty to make a public announcement about it” he concluded.

“Keeping in mind that the mission of the Red Cross is a humanitarian one” said president Consiglia Margiotta on the occasion, “we wish to thank DESPAR for their great willingness and sensitivity towards other people’s needs. We hope that this initiative will be the first of a series of common projects undertaken jointly by DESPAR and the Italian Red Cross.”-

DESPAR has always believed in the importance of increasing the value chain, as sharing values generates successful adherence to those values for the company, its people, and the whole community. DESPAR is always an active player of the communities where it operates daily and feels responsible for as a retailer.

DESPAR Italia Partners have become known for their support of earthquake stricken areas in the past few weeks; with recent support being given by DESPAR Nordest (Aspiag Service), our partner in the North-East of Italy.

Contact:

SPAR International
Email: info@spar-international.com
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

Teavana introduces Beach Bellini herbal tea

Seattle, 2016-Jul-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The latest herbal tea from Teavana was inspired by a popular cocktail that originated in Venice, Italy.

Starting today (June 27), Beach Bellini herbal tea will be available at Teavana specialty retail stores across the U.S. and Canada as well as Teavana.com. It’s a blend of papaya, pineapple, mango, golden berry, tangerine, and pink rose buds and petals.

“The Beach Bellini tea has a peachy flavor similar to a Bellini cocktail,” said Jason Adams, category manager for Teavana. “A Bellini cocktail is a mixture of prosecco sparkling wine and peach purée or nectar. Anyone who likes iced tea and is looking for refreshment will love this tea. It’s perfect for warm summer days and nights.”

Beach Bellini can be served alone or blended with other Teavana® teas. It pairs well with Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls Green Tea and Mango Black Flavored Black Tea.

While cocktails can provide inspiration for tea flavors like Beach Bellini, tea can also serve as an ideal ingredient in alcoholic beverages.Teavana worked with Jane Danger, a New York City mixologist and beverage director at Cienfuegos and Mother of Pearl, to create tea cocktails perfect for summer entertaining.

“It’s fun to use tea to spice up spirits like a clean rum or vodka because it gives them dimension,” said Danger. “Tea is very versatile. You can infuse a gin with tea or make syrup out of it. It’s the perfect setting for cocktails.”

When serving cocktails with food, Danger recommends pairing fruitier cocktails with meat dishes. “In general, the more acidic cocktails go with heavier foods and the lighter ones go with desserts,” she said.

Danger and Teavana developed the following recipes to serve when dining at home.

Media contact:

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

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Teavana introduces Beach Bellini herbal tea
Teavana introduces Beach Bellini herbal tea

 

Source: Starbucks