Baskin-Robbins announces Polka Dot Cake and Elegant Rosette Cake just in time for Mother’s Day

Baskin-Robbins announces Polka Dot Cake and Elegant Rosette Cake just in time for Mother’s Day

CANTON, Mass., 2017-May-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of specialty ice cream shops, is excited to celebrate moms of all styles with the new Polka Dot Cake and the returning Elegant Rosette Cake. The Polka Dot Cake is adorned with colorful polka dots and shows mom just how much she is loved in a fun and playful way. The Elegant Rosette Cake features a cascading bouquet of flowers. Both cakes are customizable with mom’s favorite ice cream flavor and her choice of white or chocolate cake, and are available for in-store or online at www.BaskinRobbins.com/OnlineOrdering.

In addition, Baskin-Robbins is celebrating moms all month long with its May Flavor of the Month, Mom’s Makin’ Cookies™. This returning favorite features mom’s secret recipe of brown-sugar-flavored ice cream filled with chocolate chip cookie pieces, chocolate flavored chips, and a delicious cookie-dough-batter flavored ribbon. This mom-approved flavor can be enjoyed in a cup, cone, in a Warm Cookie Sundae for an extra boost of cookie flavor, or in a Mother’s Day ice cream cake for double the fun.

“We know how special Mother’s Day is to our guests and we’re excited to help them celebrate with an ice cream and cake lineup that they can enjoy with their moms all month long,” said Jeanne Bolger, Director of Culinary Innovation for Baskin-Robbins. “Our new Polka Dot Cake, Elegant Rosette Cake and Mom’s Makin’ CookiesTM ice cream flavor are all festive and fun options that are sure to put a smile on any mom’s face.”

Additionally, Baskin-Robbins is celebrating grads nationwide this graduation season with the return of the Cap & Diploma Cake. This full sheet cake is topped with a cap and diploma highlighted by rose buds, features a chocolate fudge drizzle border and can be customized with a grad’s favorite ice cream, cake and school colors!

Finally, on Wednesday, May 31, guests are invited to stop into their local Baskin-Robbins shop where they can purchase all regular and kid-sized scoops for just $1.50 in honor of Baskin-Robbins’ May Celebrate 31 promotion.* This offer is available on any of Baskin-Robbins flavors, including seasonal favorites like Sweet ‘N Salty Frozen Yogurt, Pink Bubblegum and Watermelon Splash.

For more information about Baskin-Robbins’ wide variety of premium ice cream flavors and frozen desserts, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BaskinRobbins), Twitter (www.twitter.com/BaskinRobbins) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/BaskinRobbins).

* Offer valid on May 31st. Participation may vary. Scoop offer good on every size scoop. All listed flavors are optional amongst Baskin-Robbins’ stores. Waffle cones and toppings are extra. Cannot be combined with other offers. Plus applicable tax.

About Baskin-Robbins
Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, providing guests with a wide array of ice cream flavors and delicious treats at more than 7,800 retail shops in more than 50 countries around the world. The brand was founded by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion for ice cream led to the creation of many iconic ice cream flavors including Pralines ‘n Cream, Jamoca® Almond Fudge and Very Berry Strawberry. Today, Baskin-Robbins has more than 1,300 ice creams in its flavor library, and also offers custom ice cream cakes, frozen beverages and the Polar Pizza™ Ice Cream Treat. Its franchised ice cream shops serve as places where people can connect and create special memories while they explore a wide array of flavors, including a new Flavor of the Month every month. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Justin Drake
Phone: 781-737-5200
Email:press@dunkinbrands.com

Source: Baskin-Robbins

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Product launch: Clara the World’s only smart bracelet made with Swarovski crystals

Product launch: Clara the World’s only smart bracelet made with Swarovski crystals

North Vancouver, BC, CANADA, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Special price Crystal Aurora AB 10 limited offer by May 10

 

  • The latest smart watches packed with sensors are great for gadget freaks … but what about the rest of us?
  • A local inventor realized the starting point was to design appealing jewelry and then add smarts
  • Ken feels that to appeal to a bigger audience of women, jewelry should evolve to become useful as well as decorative
  • Why shouldn’t your bracelet tell you when you’ve left your smartphone behind?
  • Wouldn’t it be convenient if your jewelry subtly notified you that your phone was ringing unheard somewhere deep in your purse?
  • His Swarovski designs have pioneered wearable tech for non-techies and find acceptance on both sides of
    the Pacific … in his native Japan and his home in North Vancouver

What is ClaraBracetie? 

  • Clara is the World’s only smart bracelet made with Swarovski crystals
  • Clara means “bright and shiny” in Latin
  • Bracetie describes how the bracelet ties to your phone

What is Clara’s Function? 

The bracelet can alert you with a flashing LED, beeping and/or vibration, providing you with the most commonly requested notifications:

  • when receiving an incoming call
  • when leaving your smartphone (or cellphone) behind

What does ClaraBracetie cost?

Basic color CAD142.99. Two-color combinations 169.99 and 217.00. Summer (silver frame) 217.00. Rosa (a faint fragrance of roses) 287.00. Setting 4 pricing depending on Swarovski’s rhinestone and application

Who is our customer?

  • Anyone who has a smartphone or feature phone
  • Anyone who wishes to purchase a unique smart gift for parent, friends, partner and others

About Smart Linkcomm Solutions Inc.
The company was incorporated in 2009 as a pioneer developing the retail market for “stylish tech”.

Contact-Details:
Smart Linkcomm Solutions Inc.
Ken Miyanabe
Street Address: 1501 Frederick Rd.
Mobile: 604-715-8303
Email: info-clara@bracetie.com
Homepage: http://clarabracetie.com

NRF: Consumers say they will spend more than ever on this year’s Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON, 2017-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers say they will spend more than ever on Mother’s Day this year as they shower moms with everything from jewelry to special outings at favorite restaurants, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

Mother’s Day shoppers are expected to spend an average of $186.39 for the holiday, up from last year’s $172.22. With 85 percent of consumers surveyed celebrating the holiday, total spending is expected to reach $23.6 billion. That’s the highest number in the survey’s 14-year history, topping last year’s previous record of $21.4 billion.

“With spring in full bloom, many Americans are looking forward to splurging on their mothers this Mother’s Day,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Retailers will be ready with a wide range of gift options and a variety of promotions for their customers.”

According to the survey, consumers plan to spend $5 billion on jewelry (purchased by 36 percent of shoppers), $4.2 billion on special outings such as dinner or brunch (56 percent), $2.6 billion on flowers (69 percent), $2.5 billion on gift cards (45 percent), $2.1 billion on clothing (37 percent), $2 billion on consumer electronics (15 percent) and $1.9 billion on personal services such as a spa day (24 percent).

The overall increase is expected to be driven largely by spending on jewelry, which is up 19 percent, and personal services, up 15 percent.

When it comes to “gifts of experience” such as tickets to a concert or hot air balloon ride, 28 percent want to receive such a gift, compared with 24 percent last year. Younger consumers in particular may be looking to create a special memory, with nearly half under the age of 35 planning to give such a gift.

“Consumers are planning to open up their wallets a little bit more to celebrate the women with the most important jobs in the world on Mother’s Day,” Prosper Principal Analyst Pam Goodfellow said. “We will see older Millennials (25-34) spend the most, and younger consumers are putting their online shopping skills to good use to purchase their moms the perfect gift.”

When searching for the perfect gift, 35 percent of consumers will head to department stores and 31 percent will shop at specialty stores such as florists, jewelers or electronics stores, while 24 percent plan to shop at a local small business. Meanwhile, 30 percent will shop online, up from 27 percent last year. Among smartphone owners, 34 percent will research gift ideas on their phones while 19 percent will use them to make a purchase.

The survey, which asked 7,406 consumers about their Mother’s Day plans, was conducted April 4-11 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. Full data results will not be published on NRF.com but news media and analysts who require additional information can contact press@nrf.com.

About Prosper Insights & Analytics
Prosper Insights & Analytics delivers executives timely, consumer-centric insights from multiple sources. As a comprehensive resource of information, Prosper represents the voice of the consumer and provides knowledge to marketers regarding consumer views on the economy, personal finance, retail, lifestyle, media and domestic and world issues. www.ProsperDiscovery.com

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.

SOURCE: NRF

Ana Serafin Smith
(202) 626-8189
press@nrf.com
(855) NRF-Press

Tops Friendly Markets to host cooking class for kids just in time to pamper mom for Mother’s Day!

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts is pleased to be able to offer a special class for aspiring chefs just in time to pamper mom for Mother’s Day! A Tribute to Mom is a great class for youth ages 12 and up to learn how to prepare a great homemade meal. This class allows mom to sit back while the kids do all the work, including all the clean up! These recipes are easy to prepare and sure to please. Students will learn how to prepare:

• Green Salad with Blueberries and Asiago Cheese • Chicken Florentine in Puff Pastry with a Mushroom Sauce • Cheese Potato Pots • Cream Puffs with Vanilla Cream – Drizzled with Chocolate.

This class is offered at both Tops Cooking School locations (Amherst – 3980 Maple Rd/N. Bailey and West Seneca – 355 Orchard Park Rd.) on Friday, May 12 from 6:00-8:30 pm and is only $18 per aspiring chef.

“The Tops Cooking School provides a great learning environment where everyone can come together and learn great recipes that are easy to prepare and taste great too,” said Grace Hanusin, regional cooking school manager. “What’s more is that the ingredients used in these recipes are readily available for purchase in most Tops Markets so participants can easily make these recipes at home.”

For more information about Tops Cooking School and other upcoming classes visit http://www.topsmarkets.com/Departments/The_Cooking_School/. To register contact the Tops Cooking school of your choice. Classes are subject to run based on enrollment.

About Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 172 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 15,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company’s website at www.topsmarkets.com.

CONTACT: 

Kathy Romanowski
716-635-5577

Source: Tops Friendly Markets

Price Chopper and Market 32 to hold 8th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity on May 7 just in time for Mother’s Day

Schenectady, NY, 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — The youngest shoppers will have the opportunity to put together a special gift for Mom at Price Chopper and Market 32’s 8th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity on Saturday, May 7 (the day before Mother’s Day) from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and on Sunday, May 8 (Mother’s Day) from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

“Kids take such pride in personalizing a gift for Mom and such pleasure in giving it to her on her special day. Build-A-Bouquet for Mother’s Day was designed to provide kids with an outlet for their creativity, while celebrating the abundance of colorful and aromatic flowers that help us usher spring into the region,” said Mona Golub, the company’s vice president of public relations and consumer services and a mother, herself.

Children 12 and younger will be able to select three bunches of flowers, from a selection of alstromeria, poms, mini carnations, carnations, snapdragons, matsumoto, cremons, spiders, sunflowers, stock, baby’s breath, limonium, statice and asters. Once the bouquet is assembled, the flowers will be wrapped in colorful tissue, tied with ribbon and personalized with a specially-designed card for Mom. The cost to build a bouquet is $5 plus tax.

Due to popular demand, Build-A-Bouquet stations will be set up at all Price Chopper and Market 32 locations that feature full-service floral departments (only a few exceptions).

About The Golub Corporation:

Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480
Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Source: Price Chopper and Market 32’

Commissaries to offer special savings in May

FORT LEE, Va. ,2016-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commissaries are offering special savings in May with case lot events and promotions celebrating Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Military Appreciation Month, Memorial Day and more.

“We can’t thank our service members and military family members enough for all they do to preserve our rights to freedom and maintaining the security of our nation,” said Tracie Russ, director of sales for the Defense Commissary Agency. “We encourage them to take advantage of all the special sales events we’re offering this month. They have earned it!”

As shoppers prepare to hit their commissary for discounted items, they can also check out www.commissaries.com for Rewards Card coupons, the commissary’s sales flyer and a list of Value Brand items designed to offer savings lower than or equal to commercial stores’ private label products. Also, the Exclusive Savings link, http://www.commissaries.com/partners.cfm, has more coupons, specials, promotions, sales and healthy recipes.

DeCA’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with commissaries in May to offer discounts beyond everyday savings.

Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers are asked to check their local commissary for details on dates and times for the following promotions:

    • Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale. Stateside commissary patrons can save up to 50 percent on products sold in case formats similar to commercial club stores. Dates and locations are now available online at https://www.commissaries.com/case_lot_sale.cfm. This year the case lot sale is expanded into June. Commissaries in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are also participating. Commissaries in Europe and the Pacific, while not officially participating, may have substitute events such as sidewalk sales.
    • So many tacos, so little time. Old El Paso offers savings worldwide from April 25 to May 8 on products from tortilla cups to grilled steak fajitas.
    • Summer grilling savings. Beginning May 1, stateside commissaries (to include Alaska and Hawaii) will offer a Memorial Day weekend grilling coupon booklet worth over $17. The coupons, effective May 1 – June 30, offer commissary patrons extra savings on their weekend holiday essentials when purchasing fresh, store-processed beef and fresh pork. The booklet is sponsored by Kraft, Heinz, Kellogg’s, Frito Lay, Johnsonville and Rice-A-Roni/Pasta Roni. Limited quantities will be available.
    • “Celebrating Our Heroes.” Acosta Military will donate to the Fisher House a portion of the proceeds from the sale of participating brands from May 9 to June 5. Coupon flyers in commissaries worldwide will describe the program. A Fisher House offers temporary, free lodging for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers. The homes are normally located within walking distance of the treatment facility or have transportation available.
    • “Honoring Our Heroes.” Gatorade is honoring military members during this worldwide contest from May 1 to Aug. 28.Here’s how: Commissary patrons can go to www.gatorademilitary.com and explain in 200 words who they feel deserves to win this contest. Potential honorees can include active and veteran military patrons, spouses, their families, friends, neighbors or organizations that benefit the military community. There are eight grand prize levels featuring cash and Commissary Gift Cards. Each participant who submits an essay online will get a free Gatorade product commissary coupon as a special thank you. In addition, all winners will be recognized at their commissary and on www.gatorademilitary.com. Check out displays in commissaries for more details.
    • The Summer S’mores event is hosted from May through September by Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Honey Maid Grahams and Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. Military-specific instant redeemable coupons and in-store displays will be available.
    • Dr Pepper and Mott’s participating brands are sponsoring a special“Summer Grilling Giveaway” promotion worldwide from May 9 to 22. Commissary patrons can enter to win a Weber Kettle charcoal grill. Dr Pepper and Mott’s displays will have contest entry forms and product discounts.
    • “Outnumber Hunger” is a partnership event between Feeding America®, Big Machine Label Group and General Mills dedicated to the fight against hunger. From May 9 to 22, commissary patrons can participate by entering a code listed on specially marked packages of General Mills items. For each code entered General Mills will direct five meals to a local food bank. See General Mills displays in your store for more information.
    • Race with Royalty Sweepstakes! From April 24 to June 18, Smithfield is promoting a sweepstakes awarding a grand prize of two tickets to the NASCAR race of the winner’s choice, transportation costs, VIP experience at track (driver meet and greet; garage tours) and 15 secondary prize winners ($50 Commissary Gift Cards). Look for displays in select stateside stores featuring Smithfield franks, bologna, bacon and smoked sausage. Commissary patrons are automatically entered to win after purchasing three qualifying items and using their Commissary Rewards Card.

Note: For a video about May promotions, visit DeCA’s YouTube page at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1Ay5i7lszM&feature=youtu.be.

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices – savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

Media Contact:
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773
kevin.robinson@deca.mil

Source: Commissary

Price Chopper to hold its 7th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity just in time for mother’s day, May 9-10

Schenectady, NY, 2015-5-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The youngest shoppers will have the opportunity to put together a special gift for Mom at Price Chopper’s 7th annual “Build-A-Bouquet” activity on Saturday, May 9 (the day before Mother’s Day) from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and on Sunday, May 10 (Mother’s Day) from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

“Kids enjoy the opportunity to give Mom a special gift, especially when it’s something that they can put together themselves. ‘Build-A-Bouquet’ for Mother’s Day was designed to give kids an outlet for their creativity, while celebrating the abundance of colorful and aromatic flowers that symbolize spring,” said Mona Golub, Price Chopper vice president of public relations and consumer services and a mother, herself. “It’s wonderful to watch the kids take great care, not only in selecting and wrapping the flowers but in personalizing their card.”

Children 12 and younger will be able to select three bunches of flowers, from a selection of alstromeria, poms, mini carnations, carnations, snapdragons, matsumoto, cremons, spiders, sunflowers, stock, baby’s breath, limonium, statice and asters. Once the bouquet is assembled, the flowers will be wrapped in colorful tissue, tied with ribbon and personalized with a specially-designed card for Mom. The cost to build a bouquet is $5 plus tax.

Due to popular demand, Build-A-Bouquet stations will be set up at all Price Chopper locations.

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About The Golub Corporation: Based in Schenectady, NY, the Golub Corporation owns and operates 135 Price Chopper and Market 32 grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The American owned, family-managed company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service, and cooperative employee relations. Golub’s 22,000 teammates collectively own more than 47% of the company’s privately held stock, making it one of the nation’s largest privately held corporations that is predominantly employee-owned. For additional information, visit www.pricechopper.com

Contact:
Mona Golub
Price Chopper
518.379.1480

Jonathan Pierce, APR
Pierce Communications
518.427.1186

Whole Foods Market and Instacart make traditional floral delivery convenient and affordable this Mother’s Day

Whole Trade® flowers delivered in as little as one hour, combined with gifts curated by experts at America’s Healthiest Grocery Store®

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — An estimated 54 million American households will purchase flowers or plants for Mother’s Day* so Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) and Instacart are making it more convenient by delivering flowers in as little as one hour across 15 major US metros, along with a selection of thoughtful gifts for moms. Through an exclusive partnership, the two companies are offering a more convenient and affordable alternative to traditional floral delivery, including blooms that have higher standards like Whole Trade® or Responsibly Grown ratings.

Between May 1 and 10, customers can log onto Instacart.com or the Instacart mobile app on iOS or Android devices and choose from two Whole Foods Market bouquet options, then use the “notes” feature to specify their preferred color** and what they would like to say on a handwritten card. Customers can also choose a delivery window of within one hour, within two hours or at a scheduled time. Orders can be placed up to six days in advance.

The bouquet options available on Instacart from Whole Foods Market are a dozen Whole Trade® roses in assorted colors for $29.99, or 20-stem tulips in various colors for $24.99. Delivery fees start at $3.99, but are free for first-time Instacart users. Each bouquet will come wrapped in festive paper.

Unlike traditional floral-only delivery options, customers can use Instacart’s Mother’s Day “aisle”  to also purchase teas, chocolates, candles, body care items or even ingredients to cook mom breakfast, all curated by Whole Foods Market experts and available for delivery with the bouquet. Instacart’s database of recipes from Whole Foods Market recipes come with automated shopping lists to add ingredients to the online cart.

In addition to added convenience, this partnership offers customers responsibly sourced floral choices. All rose bouquets are backed by Whole Foods Market’s Whole Trade Guarantee, a certification-partnership program that helps ensure better wages and working conditions for farm workers, fair prices to producers and supports community improvement programs in areas where the roses are produced. Most roses and tulips** offered are rated under Whole Foods Market’s new Responsibly Grown program, which means they come from farms that are taking major steps to protect human health and the environment.

“After seeing how much customers loved our Valentine’s Day floral delivery with Instacart, we’re now excited to offer a convenient, affordable way to celebrate moms everywhere with Whole Trade flowers that give back to women and communities around the globe,” said David Lannon, executive vice president of operations for Whole Foods Market. “In keeping with our mission to delight shoppers, we also think customers will love ordering with Instacart’s automated shopping lists for brunch recipes, or finding mom a new favorite candle, all in a format that fits their schedule.”

“Creative, value-driven solutions like this are a perfect example of how Instacart and Whole Foods Market work together to serve our customers with convenience and quality,” said Apoorva Mehta, CEO and founder of Instacart. “It’s rewarding to see how our technology combined with Whole Foods Market’s great product selection can make it easier to create memories with mom.”

Instacart delivery from Whole Foods Market is currently available in stores across 15 markets: Atlanta; Austin; Boulder; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Houston; Los Angeles; New York City; Philadelphia; Portland, OR; San Francisco; San Jose; Seattle and Washington, DC.
*According to Prince & Prince, Inc., a market research group for the floral and green plant industry, as published in Perishable News
** Flower colors are subject to availability on the day of delivery.
*** The Responsibly Grown program is still rolling out across Whole Food Market stores nationwide. While all flowers are not yet rated, shoppers will find plenty of “GOOD”, “BETTER” or “BEST” rated options to choose from.

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Whole Foods Market and Instacart make traditional floral delivery convenient and affordable this Mother's Day

Whole Foods Market and Instacart make traditional floral delivery convenient and affordable this Mother’s Day

Starbucks and Teavana present perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s Day

SEATTLE, 2015-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Mother’s Day, Starbucks and Teavana can help find the perfect gift for Mom. Surprise her with her favorite tea blend, a personalized coffee mug, or a teapot set.

Mother’s Day Starbucks Card

Invite Mom to a coffee date with a beautifully designed Mother’s Day Starbucks Card, starting at $5 in Starbucks® stores.

Create-Your-Own Mug and Tumblers

Starbucks Create-Your-Own travel tumblers are designed for adding photos or artwork. Use the dry-erase marker included to write notes or doodle on the outer sleeve or the tumbler. It’s available in black ($12.95) and stainless steel ($18.95). For those who enjoy their coffee at home, make a one-of-a-kind ceramic Create-Your-Own mug. The set comes with a dual-tip black-and-white glazing pen for writing a special message on the mug or expressing your creative side. Once the art is dry, bake the mug to make the words or artwork permanent ($14.95).

Starbucks Greeting Card/Gift Card Set

Starbucks makes gift giving even easier with a special Mother’s Day Starbucks Card loaded with $25. Available in participating stores and online, it comes with a matching complimentary greeting card.

Teavana Strawberry Blush Rosé Oolong Tea

Choose this perfect springtime tea for mom. The Teavana® Strawberry Blush Rosé Oolong Tea is known for its lush strawberry and soft rosé sparkle in perfect balance alongside vibrant notes of white grape ($12.98). Package it in a beautiful Pink Macaron Tin ($8.95) for an extra special touch.

Teavana Radiant Flower Gift Collection 

Give mom a gift that blossoms with flavor and beauty. Teavana’s exclusive Radiant Flower Gift Collection features Teavana’s Infuser Mug with a bright floral design ($49.95). The collection includes two decorative tea tins and two ounces of springtime teas: Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls Tea and Strawberry Blush Rose Oolong Tea.

Teavana Energetic Outings Gift Set

Perfect for the mom who is on-the-go, this gift set features the Morgan Stainless Steel Tumbler and two invigorating flavors, Wild Orange Blossom and Youthberry®, stored in spring-themed Macaron Tea Tins ($66.81).

Teavana In Bloom Collection 

For the mom who loves white teas, consider the Teavana® In Bloom Collection. This gift features 3 ounces of blooming white teas, Flowering Pineapple and Lemon Marigold Blossom, both hand-tied in the Chinese tradition and packed in decorative tins. Enjoy the beautiful theater of unraveling blooming teas with a stunning glass Pagoda Teapot (32 ounces), included in this collection.

Teavana Oprah Chai Steep Good Thoughts Set 

If Mom is a fan of Oprah or just enjoys a cup of Chai, she’ll love the new Teavana® Oprah Chai Set. Co-created by Oprah Winfrey herself, this exquisite set features a specially designed ceramic tea-for-one stacking mug and teapot along with both the original Teavana® Oprah Chai blend and the new caffeine-free Teavana® Oprah Chai Herbal Blend ($89.95).

Limited-Edition Mother’s Day Premium Starbucks Card 

Treat Mom with the first ever metal and ceramic Starbucks Card. This Premium Starbucks Card makes an elegant gift with its laser-etched floral details and satin ceramic finish. It comes pre-loaded with $50 and is packaged in a beautiful gift box with matching design. This is available online only while supplies last ($200).

Find more ideas for memorable Mother’s Day gifts at StarbucksStore.com or Teavana.com

For more information on this news release, contact us.

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Starbucks and Teavana present perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s Day

Starbucks and Teavana present perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s Day

NRF’s 2015 Mother’s Day Spending Survey: Americans will spend an average of $172.63 on mom this year, up nearly $10 from $162.94 last year

WASHINGTON, 2015-4-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Families this year are ready to splurge on jewelry, flowers, gift cards, brunch, and apparel for dear old mom. According to NRF’s 2015 Mother’s Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Americans will spend an average of $172.63 on mom this year, up nearly $10 from $162.94 last year and the highest amount in the survey’s 12-year history. Total spending is expected to reach $21.2 billion.*

“We’re encouraged by the positive shift we’ve seen in spending on discretionary and gift items from consumers so far this year, certainly boding well for retailers across all spectrums who are planning to promote Mother’s Day specials, including home improvement, jewelry, apparel and other specialty retailers as well as restaurants,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay.

When it comes to gifts, the majority of consumers will pick up a greeting card for mom (80%), spending more than $786 million, and more than two-thirds (67.2%) of those celebrating will buy flowers, to the tune of $2.4 billion. Shoppers also plan on gifting apparel and clothing items (35.8%), spending more than $1.9 billion, up from $1.7 billion last year.Families will also surprise mom with a special brunch or activity ($3.8 billion), electronic items like a new smartphone or e-reader ($1.8 billion), personal services such as a spa day ($1.5 billion), housewares or gardening tools ($890 million) and books and CDs ($480 million).  Looking for a ‘wow’ from mom, 34.2 percent of Mother’s Day shoppers are planning to splurge on jewelry, spending a survey high of $4.3 billion for the special day, up from 31.7 percent and $3.6 billion last year.

Many people know that a gift card could go a long way: Two in five (44.2%) will give mom a gift card, spending more than $2.2 billion.“Mother’s Day is extremely unique and personal for millions of consumers, and families this year will look for different ways to enjoy their time with mom,” said Prosper’s Principal Analyst Pam Goodfellow. “While some will splurge, others will search high and low for the perfect, practical gift, knowing that she likes any gift that comes from the heart.”Most shoppers will head to department stores (33.4%), while others will shop at specialty stores (28.2%) or discount stores (24.8%). With shoppers ready to get out of the house after a long winter, fewer shoppers will be shopping online this year (25% vs. 29% last year.)The survey shows that 18- to 24-year-olds who own smartphones and tablets are most likely to use these devices to research products and compare prices for gifts (46%), and are most likely to use their tablets to purchase a gift (30.2%) – but this age group won’t necessarily be the biggest spenders compared to other age groups: 25- to 34-year-olds plan to spend the most on mom, at an average of $244.32; 18- to 24-year-olds will spend an average of $214.81.The majority of shoppers plan to buy for their mother or stepmother (62.5%), while 23.2 percent will shop for their wife, 9.8 percent will shop for their daughter, 8.9 percent will shop for their sister and 7.4 percent plan to splurge on their grandmother.

About the survey
The NRF 2015 Mother’s Day Consumer Spending Survey was designed to gauge consumer behavior and shopping trends related to the Mother’s Day holiday. The survey was conducted for NRF by Prosper Insights & Analytics. The poll of 6,285 consumers was conducted April 1-9, 2015. The consumer poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.3 percentage points.Prosper Insights & Analytics delivers executives timely, consumer-centric insights from multiple sources. As a comprehensive resource of information, Prosper represents the voice of the consumer and provides knowledge to marketers regarding consumer views on the economy, personal finance, retail, lifestyle, media and domestic and world issues.www.ProsperDiscovery.com

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. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation. nrf.com

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NRF’s 2015 Mother’s Day Spending Survey: Americans will spend an average of $172.63 on mom this year, up nearly $10 from $162.94 last year

NRF’s 2015 Mother’s Day Spending Survey: Americans will spend an average of $172.63 on mom this year, up nearly $10 from $162.94 last year

New range of Mother’s Day flowers hits Flowers Delivered UK just in time for March 18th

The UK’s leading online flower delivery experts, Flowers Delivered UK has unveiled its latest range of Mother’s Day flowers in readiness for the rush of orders prior to March 18th.

Leading online flower delivery specialists, Flowers Delivered UK has revealed its latest line of Mother’s Day flowers, offering luxurious floral gifts for mum that are guaranteed to blow her away on Mother’s Day.

These new Mother’s Day bouquets are a magnificent celebration of seasonal flowers that are designed to bring a smile to her face with a token of love and appreciation for all that she does.

Rob Doole, managing director of Flowers Delivered UK, said: “Our beautiful new selection of Mother’s Day flowers has added to our already extensive array of arrangements suitable for showing our appreciation to mum.

“The majority of our Mother’s Day flowers are carefully sourced fresh from Dutch flower auctions as well as many other countries around the world. Our very own floral designers then carefully hand-produce each individual order tailor-made to your requirements.”

From ringing up their helpline for advice to ordering Mother’s Day flowers online, the entire process is swift and straightforward at Flowers Delivered UK. For those who have left it late to arrange their Mother’s Day gift, simply browse the new range of Mother’s Day bouquets and make an order before 2pm and receive free next day delivery.

Flowers Delivered UK is focused on providing all of its customers with luxurious Mother’s Day flowers at affordable prices and amenable customer service.

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