Barnes & Noble’s 2017 Holiday Book Drive program collected 1.6 million books for local charities

NEW YORK, NY, 2018-Jan-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today (January 8, 2018) announced that it collected approximately 1.6 million books during its 2017 Holiday Book Drive program. The books are being donated to more than 650 local charities across the country that provide services to children.

The donation was made possible through the generous support of Barnes & Noble customers, who purchased books for donation at Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide between November 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018. Community partners are distributing the books collected to hospitals, schools, literacy organizations and social service organizations.

“The annual Holiday Book Drive is a key initiative for us every year, and our customers once again came through by donating approximately 1.6 million books to kids in need this holiday season,” said Tracy Vidakovich, Vice President of Business Development for Barnes & Noble. “We are always amazed to see the generosity of our customers and want to thank them for giving kids of every background the chance to read.”

Local recipients from the Holiday Book Drive include: Toys for Tots; Children’s Aid Society; Big Brothers Big Sisters; the YMCA; Salvation Army; First Book; children’s hospitals from around the country; Reach Out & Read; Ronald McDonald House; Head Start; United Way; various school districts, schools and public libraries; and hundreds of other deserving organizations.

About Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the world’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 632 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

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All Contacts:
Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alex Ortolani
Director, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3379
aortolani@bn.com

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

The Bon-Ton Stores hosts Charity Shopping Event with the Aim to Raise $6 Million to Support Local Charities

The Bon-Ton Stores hosts Charity Shopping Event with the Aim to Raise $6 Million to Support Local Charities

 

Charity Shopping Event Aims to Raise $6 Million to Support Local Charities

MILWAUKEE, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lend a helping hand to local non-profit groups and schools during The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT) 4-day Community Days event.  The charity shopping event will be held at all Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores Wednesday, November 8 through Saturday, November 11.

Local 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, schools and Bon-Ton stores have been raising funds since early fall by selling special $5 coupon booklets in the community and at stores to use at this 4-day event. Booklets contain a variety of special merchandise offers, a $10 off coupon and a 30 percent off shopping pass to use at all Bon-Ton store locations and online during the Community Days event. The company aims to raise $6 million dollars benefitting more than 9,000 participating organizations to support initiatives that directly impact the community Bon-Ton stores serve.  100% of the $5 booklet cost benefits participating organizations.

Booklets can be purchased from local participating groups at each store entrance or at the register from a sales associate during the shopping event.

“Over the past 18 years and with help from our generous customers we’ve raised more than $142 million through the Community Days event,” commented Steve Byers, executive vice president of Stores for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “Providing this kind of measurable community impact to non-profit organizations and schools is a cornerstone of our mission to serve our local communities.”

Since 1999, the Community Days event has raised funds for participating organizations focusing on everything from education, health and environmental causes to arts and culture, animal welfare and many more.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 260 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. For further information, please visit thebontonstoresinc.com or the company’s web site at bonton.com. Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

SOURCE: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

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Barnes & Noble’s 2016 Holiday Book Drive collected more than 1.6 million books to benefit children through local charities

Increase of Nearly 100,000 Books on Last Year’s Total

NEW YORK, NY, 2017-Jan-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today ( January 10, 2017) announced that it collected more than 1.6 million books during its 2016 Holiday Book Drive program. The books are being donated to more than 650 local charities across the country that provide services to children. This year’s total surpasses the 2015 donation by nearly 100,000 books.

The donation was made possible through the generous support of Barnes & Noble customers, who purchased books for donation at Barnes & Noble bookstores nationwide between November 1, 2016, and January 1, 2017. Community partners have already begun distributing the books collected to hospitals, schools, literacy organizations and social service organizations.

“The annual Holiday Book Drive is one of our most important annual initiatives and this year our customers got behind it in a big way by donating 1.6 million books,” said Tracy Vidakovich, Vice President of Business Development for Barnes & Noble. “We want to thank our customers for their amazing generosity, and let them know that these donations will have a real impact on their communities, and will be put in the hands of children who otherwise may not have had access to books.”

Local recipients from the Holiday Book Drive include: Toys for Tots; Children’s Aid Society; Big Brothers Big Sisters; the YMCA; Salvation Army; First Book; children’s hospitals from around the country; Reach Out & Read; Ronald McDonald House; Head Start; United Way; various school districts, schools and public libraries; and hundreds of other deserving organizations.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 638 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

For more information on Barnes & Noble, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, and like us on Facebook. For more information on NOOK, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

All Contacts:

Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communication
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alan McNamara
Senior Director
Corporate Communications
(212) 633-3379
amcnamara@bn.com

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

SpartanNash Direct launches Your Dollars™ program to support local charities

Byron Center, MI, 2016-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Store guests will soon have a new way to support their favorite local charities, schools and other nonprofit organizations through the SpartanNash program, Direct Your Dollars™. The receipt-based program makes it easier than ever for eligible nonprofit organizations to earn $1,000.

Direct Your Dollars launched on Aug. 1 in more than 160 SpartanNash-owned retail stores and fuel centers in nine states.

“Our Direct Your Dollars™ program is built on the concept of shopping with purpose, meaning our store guests can use their purchasing power to support their favorite nonprofits,” said Dennis Eidson, president and CEO of SpartanNash. “The Direct Your Dollars program allows local nonprofit organizations to turn receipts into dollars for computers, textbooks, field trips, athletic and band equipment, food and meal supplies and much more – just by shopping at any one of our retail stores. For many, it’s a familiar program with a new name, and we’re excited to expand our corporate responsibility to our communities through Direct Your Dollars.”

Direct Your Dollars™ replaces the Support Our Schools program offered in some of the company’s west stores and the Michigan-based Cash for Class program.

For store guests, earning money through the Direct Your Dollars program is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Shop any of SpartanNash’s corporate-owned stores.
  2. Turn in your store receipts to your favorite participating nonprofit organization – and encourage your family and friends to do the same.
  3. When the participating nonprofit collects $150,000 in eligible receipts, they can turn them in for a $1,000 check from SpartanNash.

Participating groups must have a valid 501(c)(3) determination to be eligible. Preschool and K-12 schools are eligible to participate, as well as school-sponsored groups and clubs. Faith-based and community service organizations can also participate in the Direct Your Dollars program.

A section titled “Direct Your Dollars” will be included on all receipts to make it easier for organizations to compute their Direct Your Dollars receipt totals. Some purchases are excluded from the Direct Your Dollars program, such as tobacco, postage, fuel, gift cards and lottery, and will not be included in the “Direct Your Dollars” tally.

Receipts from any SpartanNash-owned store – including Family Fare Supermarket, D&W Fresh Market, Family Fresh Market, Forest Hills Foods, VG’s, SunMart, Supermercado Nuestra Familia, Bag n Save, No Frills, Prairie Market, Pick N Save, Germantown Fresh Market, Dillonvalle IGA, Econofoods, Dan’s Supermarket and ValuLand – will be accepted and must total $150,000 before a check will be issued.

Organizations interested in participating in the Direct Your Dollars program can visit SpartanNash.com/DirectYourDollars for promotional materials, receipt submission forms and more.

About SpartanNash
SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN) is a Fortune 400 company and the leading food distributor serving U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world, in terms of revenue. The Company’s core businesses include distributing food to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and corporate-owned retail stores located in 47 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 160 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Fresh Markets, Econofoods, and SunMart.

Contact:

Meredith Gremel
Vice President
Corporate Affairs & Communications
616-878-2830

Source: SpartanNash