CBRE hosted its first-ever simulcast for members of its Women’s Network

Live Event Viewed by Thousands Of Members Worldwide

Los Angeles, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE hosted its first-ever simulcast for members of the CBRE Women’s Network, on November 9. The live-streaming presentation, called “A Conversation with Amy Cuddy,” was viewed by more than 3,000 CBRE women and men across the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Australia.

Amy Cuddy, the keynote speaker, is a Harvard Business School professor who studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people in business settings. She spoke in person, exclusively to the Women’s Network at the main event in New York City, and her presentation was broadcast to more than 80 CBRE viewing locations worldwide.

The simulcast was the cornerstone of a half-day, professional development opportunity for all CBRE women. Along with the live presentation, each local event included a special program that focused on professional success, and offered members additional opportunities to gain vital knowledge, make professional connections and build business-related skills. Women at the event were also able to connect directly with attendees in locations around the world through social media and an exclusive event app.

“The Women’s Network strives to provide programming and valuable experiences for all CBRE women,” said Lisa Konieczka, the network’s chairperson and executive vice president in the company’s Chicago office. “This one event has sparked deeper conversations about our own ‘personal power,’ created connections across the company and provided thousands of Women’s Network members with content, ideas and opportunities that will move them closer to their professional goals.”

The CBRE Women’s Network was formed in 2000 and has more than 3,000 members from all levels of the organization, the company’s three regions and every business line. The group’s mission is to “Promote the Success of Women,” which is guided by three key principles: Growth, Connection and Mentorship.

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at


Robert McGrath

SOURCE: CBRE Group, Inc.

CVS Health announces new performance-based pharmacy network for CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management clients and their members

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today (October 24, 2017) announced a new 30,000-store performance-based pharmacy network anchored by CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens, along with up to 10,000 community-based independently owned pharmacies across the United States. The network is designed not only to deliver unit cost savings, but also to improve clinical outcomes that will lead to lower overall health care costs for CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) clients and their members.

“Steadily increasing drug costs, and the current transition in health care from volume to value, require us to continually develop and implement innovative solutions to help our clients manage pharmacy costs while improving health outcomes,” said Jon Roberts, Chief Operating Officer of CVS Health. “This partnership with Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy and independent pharmacies enables us to offer a new kind of pharmacy network that provides our clients with opportunities to improve health outcomes and lower overall health care costs, along with comprehensive, nationwide access to medications for their patients.”

Performance measures for participating pharmacies will include demonstrated medication adherence for chronic conditions that are impactful to client costs (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, respiratory conditions and behavioral health). Participating pharmacies are encouraged to implement their own proprietary programs and workflow processes to enable them to deliver results related to the measures being tracked.

“Walgreens is pleased to advance our commitment to improving patient care and health outcomes through improved medication adherence by participating in this new performance pharmacy network,” said Alex Gourlay, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance and President of Walgreens. “This network recognizes that pharmacists do more than dispense medications they are key members of the patient care teams and add value by helping and encouraging patients to take their medications as instructed, improving overall health and wellness while lowering costs for patients and payers. Tracking performance provides additional accountability and incentive to achieve measurable outcomes.”

“At CVS Pharmacy we know pharmacists play an important role in providing our patients with timely and relevant information about their prescription medications,” said Helena Foulkes, President, CVS Pharmacy. “Given that our pharmacists are on the frontlines of health care in their role as a trusted health care provider, their interventions can help patients take their medications as directed by their physicians, ultimately improving outcomes and managing overall health care costs.”

CVS Caremark will make this network available to eligible PBM clients for implementation beginning March 2018.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at

Investor Contact:
Mike McGuire
(401) 770-4050

Media Contacts:
Christine Cramer
(401) 770-3317


Prime Now Offers Delivery of Wine and Beer To Its Members

Starting today, Prime members in Cincinnati and Columbus can add beer and wine to their Prime Now order for delivery in one hour or less

SEATTLE, 2017-Mar-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced today (Mar. 15, 2017) its Prime Now one and two-hour delivery service adds wine and beer to its product offerings available for superfast delivery in Cincinnati and Columbus. The company adds hundreds of alcohol-related products to its inventory from popular name brands such as Chateau Ste. Michelle, Bud Light and Veuve Clicquot as well as local favorites like Great Lakes Brewing Company, Rhinegeist and MadTree Brewing.

“We are excited to continue expanding our product offerings and we know customers will love getting wine and beer delivered right to their door in one hour or less,” said Stephenie Landry, vice president of Prime Now worldwide. “Whether you run out of wine at your dinner party or need more chilled champagne for mimosas at a family brunch, Prime Now can save customers time with superfast delivery so they can skip a trip to the store.”

Starting today, customers in Prime Now eligible neighborhoods can use the one and two-hour delivery service to order wine and beer along with tens of thousands of other daily essentials. Customers can enter their ZIP code in the Prime Now app or on to see if the service is available or can request to be notified when the service becomes available in their area.

Through Prime Now, Prime members can get free two-hour delivery and one-hour delivery is $7.99. Prime members can download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, or visit to place orders and track the status of their delivery in real time. Learn more about Amazon Prime Now at

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

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Hungary: More than 80 independent retailers have become members of SPAR since 2012

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since introducing sub-licencing, more than 80 independent retailers employing over 1,300 people have become members of SPAR, operating across the country. The majority of the stores trade in convenience locations and to date the combined annual turnover exceeds €97 million.

Launched in September 2012, four years on, there are over 80 SPAR retailers operating more than 100 SPAR stores. The SPAR principle of voluntary trading appeals to the retailers, who see many development opportunities for the future when partnering with the SPAR brand. The wide range of products, transportation of goods six days a week, extensive marketing support and promotions, as well as access to the modern IT system and the SuperShop loyalty programme are also factors for partnering with SPAR. Many of the retailers are experienced in food retail trading, having family businesses handed down for generations.

One of the most recent members are Gábor Bruzsa and Tímea Bruzsáné Révész who have opened one store in the Zugló district of Budapest this year but will open a second store in 2017, also in Budapest. Their adventure into retail started in 1992 and has grown into a passion for food retailing. Their decision to partner with SPAR came from reviewing opportunities within Hungary and learning from the SPAR business in Austria.

“The 500 m2 store has been completely renovated, implementing modern elements for a growing business. Dependent on consumer response, the reopening of the store may create up to eight new jobs”, said Erwin Schmuck, Managing Director of SPAR Hungary.

The vast range of products offered on the shelves is well-known in SPAR stores all around the country. Upon entering the store, customers first experience the range of fresh fruit and vegetables, a delicatessen counter, a counter of meat products and an open bakery. In addition to these areas, an extensive range of frozen products, packaged goods and dairy products are also offered to the customers. A total of about 4,000 products are available, including the majority of SPAR Own Brand products.


SPAR International
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International

Dunkin’ Donuts’ DD Perks® Rewards program reaches more than five million members

Dunkin’ Donuts' DD Perks® Rewards program reaches more than five million members
Dunkin’ Donuts’ DD Perks® Rewards program reaches more than five million members


CANTON, MA, 2016-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts today (August 22, 2016) announced that the brand’s DD Perks® Rewards program has reached an exciting new milestone of more than five million members. As a way to celebrate the achievement and thank the brand’s loyal fans, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering 50 Bonus Points for each DD Perks member on their next purchase when using an enrolled DD Card, through Sunday, August 28th.

“The number of DD Perks members has more than doubled in less than two years, which has surpassed all of our goals,” said Sherrill Kaplan, Vice President of Digital Marketing and Innovation for Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. “Our loyal guests are always top of mind in everything we do, and with DD Perks we have continued to provide an experience that adds value to each trip our guests take to Dunkin’ Donuts. We look forward to keeping our loyal guests running on Dunkin’ with product offers, exclusive rewards and our newest offering, On-the-Go Ordering.”

With the DD Perks Rewards program, guests earn five points for every dollar they spend on qualifying purchases at Dunkin’ Donuts when they pay using an enrolled Dunkin’ Donuts Card, either plastic or via the Dunkin’ Mobile App. Once a member accrues 200 points, he or she receives a coupon for a free any-size beverage of their choice, redeemable at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants. DD Perks members also receive a coupon for a free, any-size beverage upon enrollment and on their birthday. Additionally, throughout the year DD Perks members receive exclusive, personalized, special offers to earn bonus points for specific food and beverage purchases. To enroll in DD Perks and for complete details about the program, visit

Dunkin’ Donuts guests also have the exclusive opportunity to order ahead and speed past the line in store through On-the-Go Ordering, which was just recently launched in June 2016. With On-the-Go Ordering, DD Perks members can place a mobile order up to 24 hours in advance, select their desired location, and then simply confirm via the new Dunkin’ Donuts Mobile App when they are ready to pick up their order inside the restaurant, or at the drive-thru. The order is automatically paid for using their Dunkin’ Donuts Card within the App. In the restaurant, DD Perks Members have no need to wait, as they can speed past the line in store and go straight to pick up their items at a designated area. They also have the ability to save their recent orders as a favorite to speed up their next Dunkin’ run. To enjoy On-the-Go Ordering, DD Perks members nationwide must download the newest version of the popular Dunkin’ Donuts Mobile App, called “New Dunkin’ Donuts” in the App Store or Google Play Store.

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About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 10 years running. The company has more than 11,900 restaurants in 44 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit


Heather McIntyre
Phone: 781-737-5200

Source: Dunkin’ Donuts