ShopRite sends a truck filled with food and supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the flood waters receded, the people of Texas began the arduous task of rebuilding their homes and communities. It would not be easy. By the time Hurricane Harvey departed, the storm had caused billions of dollars of damage.

Once the roads had been cleared and the flooding had subsided, ShopRite and Wakefern Food Corp. stepped in to help. On Sept. 10, ShopRite sent a truck filled with food and supplies to Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston.

Wakefern Food Corp.’s Safety supervisor Mike Kelly, Operations supervisor Jeff Gross, Transportation associate Rafael Luciano and two ShopRite truck drivers – Fadi Haddad and Norman Orebek – helped prepare the trailer for its trip to the Houston Food Bank, where workers helped distribute supplies and bottled water to those in need.

As of last week, Wakefern was still awaiting word from local organizations on the best way to help victims of Hurricane Irma. Local authorities were still assessing the damage in Florida.

About ShopRite 
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 270 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. Through its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves. Since the program began in 1999, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $43 million to food banks that support more than 2,100 worthy charities. As a title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, ShopRite has donated $30 million to local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit

About Wakefern Food Corp.
From a small, local cooperative that began with eight grocery store owners, Wakefern Food Corp. has grown into the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States. Founded in 1946, the cooperative comprises 50 members who today independently own and operate 343 supermarkets under the ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, Price Rite and Dearborn Market banners in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Virginia. Together with its member companies, Wakefern employs more than 70,000 people, and is one of the largest employers in New Jersey. For more information, please visit

Source: ShopRite

NRF names Representative Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Legislator of the Year

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jul-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (July 19, 2017) named Representative Mike Kelly, R-Pa., Legislator of the Year as retailers from across the country gathered for NRF’s annual Retail Advocates Summit congressional fly-in.

“Mike Kelly is a true advocate for the retail industry and we want to thank him for his ongoing support,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “We need the backing of lawmakers like him to help retailers across the country grow their businesses and create jobs in their communities.”

“I am incredibly grateful to receive this tremendous honor and want to express my gratitude to everyone at today’s breakfast,” Kelly said. “Retailers are the backbone of our nation’s economy. They impact every single American’s daily life, from the food we enjoy to the clothes we wear to the cars we drive, and everything in between.”

“As a lifelong automobile dealer, I know firsthand just how important retailers are to not only consumers but to our associates, their families, and the communities they call home,” Kelly said. “Retail means jobs, retail means growth, retail means opportunity. I consider it a personal duty to help keep these things true by bringing my own private sector experience to the table each and every day on behalf of all those who ‘walk the walk’ and know how our economy truly works.”

Kelly is a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, where he serves on the tax, trade and Social Security subcommittees. He was chosen for the Legislator of the Year award by the NRF Policy Council because of his support of pro-growth tax reform and his opposition to a controversial border adjustment tax proposal that would drive up prices for consumers and potentially force some retailers out of business.

About NRF
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

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(855) NRF-Press

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PVH Corp. announces three-time PGA Tour winner Scott Piercy and 2015 PGA Tour champion David Lingmerth as brand ambassadors for IZOD Golf brand

PVH Corp. announces three-time PGA Tour winner Scott Piercy and 2015 PGA Tour champion David Lingmerth as brand ambassadors for IZOD Golf brand


NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — PVH Corp. [NYSE:PVH] announced today (Jan. 12, 2017) agreements in principle for multi-year marketing partnerships for its IZOD Golf brand with three-time PGA Tour winner Scott Piercy and 2015 PGA Tour champion David Lingmerth. As brand ambassadors, both Piercy and Lingmerth will wear IZOD Golf apparel on-course, making their first appearance of 2017 during this week’s Sony Open in Hawaii. Off-course, the players will contribute to future product design and development. This marks the second time IZOD has partnered with Piercy.

“We’re extremely excited to renew our partnership with Scott and develop our relationship with David,” said Mike Kelly, Executive Vice President of Marketing for PVH. “They both embody the spirit of the IZOD brand – as seasoned winners with a competitive spirit, and as energetic players who are poised for continued success. We look forward to working with both champions as they continue their careers and build upon their legacies.”

Piercy and Lingmerth will wear the complete IZOD Golf line consisting of shirts, pants, belts and socks. They will also be featured across IZOD’s website and social media channels. All IZOD Golf apparel seen on tour will be available for consumer purchase at participating national retailers in the U.S.

“It’s a pleasure to reunite with an iconic American golf brand like IZOD,” said Piercy. “I have the best team on the tour and IZOD is such an important part of it.”

“It is a tremendous honor and big step in my career to partner with a brand that I have long recognized and admired,” said Lingmerth. “I’m looking forward to working with Team IZOD and honored to join Scott on the pro roster.”

Piercy was a runner-up in the 2016 U.S. Open Championship and most recently won the 2015 PGA Tour Barbasol Championship. Lingmerth broke into the top 50 in the world rankings in 2016 and most recently won the 2015 PGA Tour Memorial Tournament.

About PVH Corp.

With a history going back over 130 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International, Limited.

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PVH Corp.
Dana Perlman
Treasurer, Senior Vice President
Business Development and Investor Relations

Source: PVH Corp.