Nordstrom to relocate its Oak Park Mall store to Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri

SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. today (Feb. 2, 2018) announced plans to relocate its Oak Park Mall store in Overland Park, Kansas, to Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. The new, approximately 116,000-square-foot store is expected to open in 2021. Nordstrom will continue serving customers at its current location in Oak Park Mall until it relocates.

“We’ve been fortunate to be able to serve our customers in this market at Oak Park Mall for the past 20 years and look forward to offering them a new shopping experience at Country Club Plaza,” said Jamie Nordstrom, president of stores for Nordstrom. “Kansas City continues to be a terrific market for us. We want to grow our business here, which means we need to invest in bringing our customers the best we have to offer when it comes to both our digital capabilities and our physical locations. By building a new store, we’re excited to provide a new experience that makes shopping with us even more convenient.”

“The addition of a new Nordstrom store advances Taubman and Macerich’s promise to create a modern, point-of-difference experience on the Plaza,” said William S. Taubman, chief operating officer, Taubman Centers, Inc. “Exciting new retail and dining will ensure the district’s future success and that it remains the crown jewel of the market.”

Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) and The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) jointly own and manage the 15-block, 1.3 million-square-foot, mixed-use retail and office property located in Kansas City.

Nordstrom’s Oak Park Mall store opened in 1998 and was the company’s first store in Kansas. Nordstrom currently operates 18 Nordstrom stores and 44 Nordstrom Rack stores in the Midwest.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 366 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 232 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; two clearance stores; seven Trunk Club clubhouses; and its Nordstrom Local service concept. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.comNordstromrack.comHauteLook and TrunkClub.com. Nordstrom, Inc.’scommon stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jennifer Tice Walker
Nordstrom, Inc.
Jennifer.ticewalker@Nordstrom.com
1-877-746-6228

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

Wendy’s® arrived in Kansas City the fifth stop on the Drive to the Final Four for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional

Wendy’s® arrived in Kansas City the fifth stop on the Drive to the Final Four for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo., 2017-Mar-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wendy’s® has arrived in Kansas City for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional, the fifth stop on the Drive to the Final Four.

Traveling 1,100+miles cross-country may seem like lot of effort to catch tip-off, but when you are truly committed, no amount of effort is unreasonable. Like NCAA fans, Wendy’s is dedicated to going the distance – and we’re not just talking about the Drive to the Final Four road trip, but also serving fresh, never frozen beef.

This Thursday, you can find Wendy’s, the Official Hamburger of the NCAA, tailgating at the NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional. Wendy’s Food Truck will be serving free samples of fresh, never frozen cheeseburgers and fans will have a chance to win Unreasonable Upgrades and participate in fresh experiences like sinking their Beat-the-Clock shot and being captured in a Don’t Get Frozen in the Moment slow motion video. Details included below.

What: Wendy’s Drive to the Final Four Road Trip, Tailgate Stop at 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional

Where: Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106

When: Thursday, March 23, from 3 PM – 7 PM
Saturday, March 25, from 2 PM – 5 PM, or 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM*
*Times subject to change per tournament schedule

Event Details: 

  • Wendy’s Food Truck Sampling: Serving free samples of fresh, never frozen cheeseburgers and Frosty® treats
  • Game of B.E.E.F.: Fans will have a chance to meet YouTube star Trey Kennedy, and play a round of B.E.E.F. for a chance to win Unreasonable Upgrades, like gift cards and upgraded game tickets to regional tournaments
  • Beat-the-Clock Shot: Putting 3 seconds on the clock, fans are given a chance to beat the buzzer and sink a basket
  • Don’t Get Frozen in the Moment Photo Opp: Showing off their game-winning shot, fans will be recorded in slow motion and they can share it on social media
  • Fresh, Never-Frozen Wendy’s Bracket: Making game-time decisions before tip-off, fans can learn more about our one-of-a-kind bracket builder on Twitter
  • Fresh Beef Filter: Unlocking a unique snapcode, consumers can share their experience with a Fresh filter

**Assets available upon request.**

  • Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada

About The Wendy’s Company
The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is the world’s third largest quick-service hamburger restaurant chain. The Wendy’s system includes more than 6,500 restaurants in 30 countries and U.S. territories. For more information, visit www.aboutwendys.com.

About the NCAA
The NCAA is a diverse association of more than 1,100 member colleges and universities that prioritize academics, well-being and fairness to create greater opportunities for nearly half a million student-athletes each year. The NCAA provides a pathway to higher education and beyond for student-athletes pursuing academic goals and competing in NCAA sports. More than 54,000 student-athletes experience the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics by competing in NCAA championships each year. Visit ncaa.org and ncaa.com for more details about the Association and the corporate partnerships that support the NCAA and its student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola as official corporate champions and the following elite companies as official corporate partners: Allstate, Amazon Echo, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Enterprise, Infiniti, LG, Lowe’s, Marriott International, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Pizza Hut, Reese’s, Unilever and Wendy’s.

CONTACTS:
Frank Vamos
614-764-8477
frank.vamos@wendys.com

Steven Coulombe
404-879-9292
steven.coulombe@ketchum.com

Gail Dent
317-917-6117
gdent@ncaa.org

SOURCE: The Wendy’s Company

CVS Pharmacy to build new distribution center at the Skyport Industrial Park in Kansas City, Mo

America’s leading retail pharmacy plans to open 762,000 sq. ft. center in 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo, 2016-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gov. Jay Nixon today (December 14, 2016) announced that major retailor CVS Pharmacy will build a new 762,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Kansas City, Mo, at the Skyport Industrial Park. The company’s expansion is expected to create more than 360 new jobs in the region.

“Missouri recently reached record employment, with more folks back at work in our state than ever before,” Gov. Nixon said. “Today’s announcement by CVS Pharmacy to create 360 new jobs in Kansas City will continue this momentum, and is great news for area families. Once again, Missouri has shown the nation that we are open for business with a strong and growing economy.”

With access to key road systems in the region, the planned distribution center will support the service and fulfillment needs of more than 370 CVS Pharmacy stores throughout the Midwest. CVS Pharmacy expects to break ground on the 71-acre property in January 2017 and immediately start construction on the facility. The new distribution center is expected to begin operations in 2018.

“This new distribution center is an integral part of CVS Pharmacy’s continued growth as a leading pharmacy, health and beauty destination,” said Kevin Hourican, Executive Vice President, Pharmacy Services & Supply Chain, CVS Health. “The key combination of a high-quality workforce and a centralized location will allow us to better serve the growing needs of our customers throughout the Midwest and beyond.  As a result of our new Midwest distribution center, our delivery drivers will drive hundreds of thousands fewer miles each year to deliver product to our stores, significantly reducing carbon emissions and improving highway safety.”

The new distribution center is expected to add more than 360 new jobs to the Kansas City area, as well as an additional 70 to 100 jobs that will be outsourced to local businesses.  It adds to CVS Pharmacy’s network of 18 distribution centers nationwide.

“CVS’ decision to locate this regional distribution center in Kansas City affirms the transportation infrastructure advantages of this region and the competitive costs for distributing to the greater Midwest from here,” said Chris Gutierrez, President, KC SmartPort, the authority on logistics and opportunities in the 18-county, bi-state Kansas City region.

“On behalf of CVS Pharmacy, we are thrilled to grow our presence in the Kansas City business community. This new location will help us enhance support for our expanding distribution needs in the Midwestern market,” said Ron Link, Senior Vice President of Logistics at CVS Pharmacy.  “We want to thank state and local officials for their cooperation and support during our site selection process.”

“Kansas City is experiencing a large industrial boom and continues to be center of choice for regional and national distribution due to our region’s abundant multi-modal transportation network,” said Kansas City Area Development Council President and CEO Tim Cowden. “We are pleased that CVS Pharmacy chose the KC region and look forward to its future success.”

Missouri is helping the company recruit candidates for the new positions which are expected to be hired starting in early 2018. Additionally, Kansas City approved the company for local personal property tax abatement. The Missouri Partnership also assisted with the company’s expansion to the state.

About CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 9,600 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 CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.

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Media Contact:

Scott Holste
(573) 751-0290
Scott.Holste@mo.gov

Stephanie Cunha
CVS Pharmacy
401-770-9354
Stephanie.Cunha@CVSHealth.com

Source: CVS Health

Amazon.com will open a new fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kansas; 1,000 full-time roles will be created

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced it will open a new fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kansas. The new facility, the second large-sized fulfillment center Amazon has announced within a span of four months, will create over 1,000 full-time roles. In addition to the new fulfillment center in Wyandotte County and the upcoming facility in Edgerton, Amazon has existing Kansas facilities in Lenexa.

“We are thrilled to continue investing in Kansas, proud of our ability to create great jobs, and most importantly, excited to better serve our customers throughout the Midwest,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations. “Together with the addition of the Kansas City and the Edgerton fulfillment centers, there will be 2,000 new Amazon jobs in Kansas and none of this would be have been possible without the support we’ve received from state and community leaders.”

Governor Sam Brownback stated, “Strategically located in the middle of the country, Kansas is an ideal home for businesses looking for a skilled workforce and pro-growth environment. The state is dedicated to attracting companies and helping them grow and create jobs. I am proud that Amazon has chosen to once again expand its footprint in the state and am confident this continued partnership will benefit all Kansans.”

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

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 paternal 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.

“This is a transformative capital investment in our city. It continues the growth Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, has enjoyed for more than a decade, building on its status as a leading job creator in the state,” said Kansas City Mayor and Unified Government CEO Mark Holland. “But most significantly, it is transformative because of the quality employment opportunity Amazon will offer. Our residents will now have access to a career pathway that includes not only a job, but a chance at an education. I’m thrilled to welcome Amazon to our community.”

Greg Kindle, President of Wyandotte Economic Development Council, said, “The investment Amazon is making in Wyandotte County is more than an economic development success, it is also a key component to solving the employment gap. Bringing new jobs and the opportunity for career paths toWyandotte County is essential to growing our local economy.”

“This exciting project again demonstrates how important Wyandotte County is to the overall Kansas economy and why the Unified Government is recognized as a progressive, innovative and business friendly local government,” said Doug Bach, Unified Government County Administrator.

To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.

The project is being developed by Seefried Industrial Properties and USAA.

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 www.amazon.com/about.

Media Hotline:

206-266-7180
Amazon-pr@amazon.com
www.amazon.com/pr

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.