Starbucks to expand distribution portion of its Carson Valley Roasting Plant and Distribution Center in Minden, Nevada

Starbucks to expand distribution portion of its Carson Valley Roasting Plant and Distribution Center in Minden, Nevada


Seattle, 2017-Jun-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks operations in Nevada’s Carson Valley plans to grow substantially over the next year with the addition of 700,000 square feet to the distribution portion of the Starbucks Carson Valley Roasting Plant and Distribution Center in Minden, Nev. The expansion will bring nearly 100 new jobs to the location in the first year after completion, bringing the distribution workforce to nearly 350.

A June 7 ceremonial groundbreaking kicks off the $50 million project, which will wrap up in summer 2018. Only the distribution portion of the 341,000-square-foot building will be enlarged, allowing Starbucks to increase capacity and streamline regional sourcing. The roasting side of the operation will be unchanged.

“We serve all of California, Nevada and Utah, as well as parts of Arizona and Asia Pacific,” said Todd McCullough, director of distribution at the facility. “We do everything here from coffee to syrups to behind-the-bar supplies.”

McCullough, who has worked at the Carson Valley Roasting Center and Distribution Center since it opened in 2003, said the expansion will create a range of new jobs for managers, supervisors, coordinators and distribution partners.

Lisa Granahan, economic vitality manager for Douglas Country, where the distribution center is located, said Starbucks provides vital balance in a local economy where a third of the workforce holds lower-paying tourism and leisure positions.

“It’s been a target of the country and our Economic Vitality Program to grow more of the industrial sector,” said Granahan. “We’re just extremely pleased to see Starbucks expansion and the additional jobs, and further diversification of our community. I also believe this could bolster the number of working families in our community. We have seen a decline in our school system over the years. We’d just really love to see our school numbers rise again.”

The Carson Valley facility is also the site of the first Starbucks Inclusion Academy. Launched in 2014, it provides six weeks of training to help individuals with disabilities gain meaningful work experience in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.

Its success has prompted Starbucks to expand the program to the York Distribution Center in York, Penn., in 2015 and launch the Starbucks Retail Inclusion Academy in Baltimore in April. McCullough said 27 members of the Inclusion Academy’s eight graduating classes have been hired by Starbucks and expansion will create additional job opportunities for grads.

“We think the Inclusion Academy is outstanding,” said Granahan.

Starbucks was named Business of the Year for Douglas County in 2016. Granahan said Starbucks earned the honor for a variety of reasons, including its growth, benefits programs, sustainability efforts and ongoing connection with the area.

“Starbucks has made an impact from a community involvement perspective, volunteering thousands of hours and making other sizable donations to local nonprofits,” said Douglas County Manager Lawrence Werner. “It is safe to say other businesses that are considering locating in the county take note of Starbucks decision to be here.”


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SOURCE: Starbucks Corporation


Naloxone opioid overdose-reversal drug now available without prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations in Nevada

WOONSOCKET, R.I., , 2016-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today (December 14, 2016) that the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone is now available without a prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations in Nevada. CVS Health has established a standing order with physicians in Nevada that allows CVS Pharmacy to expand access to the medication across the state.

“Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses and by expanding access to this medication in our Nevada pharmacies by the use of a physician’s standing order for patients without a prescription, we can help save lives,” said Tom Davis, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Practices at CVS Pharmacy. “We are dedicated to helping the communities we serve address and prevent drug abuse and we are expanding access to naloxone to give more people a chance to get the help they need for recovery.”

The move to expand access to naloxone builds on CVS Health’s longstanding commitment to help communities address and prevent drug abuse through education, outreach and safe medication disposal. CVS Health’s commitment to drug abuse prevention education extends from online resources for patients visiting to a commitment to youth prevention programs. Launched in 2015, CVS Health’s Pharmacists Teach program gives its pharmacists the opportunity to volunteer to speak to local students about the dangers of drug abuse. More than 150,000 students have already been part of the program. The CVS Health Foundation is also working with to create a peer-to-peer prevention and intervention program delivered to young people via text message and online.

CVS Health has also joined with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to create the Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program, which has donated more than 600 drug disposal units to police departments around the country. The program gives members of the community a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted medication and has already collected more than 47 metric tons of prescription drugs.

“CVS Health has been a leader in the work of helping communities prevent prescription drug abuse,” said Marcia Lee Taylor, President and CEO, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. “In addition to proper disposal of unwanted medication, increasing access to naloxone is a critical public health priority that allows patients and their families to prevent opioid fatalities and recognize when people need help working towards recovery from the disease of addiction.”

With the addition of Nevada, CVS Pharmacy now dispenses naloxone in a total of 37 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,600 retail pharmacies, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 80 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, 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

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Corporate Communications
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FoodMaxx opens store in Carson City, Nevada

Grand opening just in time for holiday meal planning

North Highlands, CA, 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just three weeks after FoodMaxx broke into the Nevada marketplace with its first store in Sparks, the grocery chain opened its second store in the state today (Dec 7, 2016). It’s located at 3325 Highway 50 East in Carson City and offers more than 52,000 square feet of warehouse-style shopping and rock bottom prices on name brand products. Nevada resident, Wayne Cobb, has been named Store Manager and has hired approximately 75 new team members.

“Our first store in Nevada is such a hit, we’re ready to expand. We’re fired up about showing Carson City residents what we’re all about. We bring products in by the truckload. Volume means our shoppers can stretch their food dollar,” said Frank Capps, General Manager of FoodMaxx. “Come do your holiday meal shopping here. You won’t be disappointed.”

To highlight FoodMaxx’s commitment to the community, the store donated $500 to its adopted school, Empire Elementary. Students from the third, fourth and fifth grade sang Christmas songs at the grand opening. Friends in Service Helping (FISH) also received a $500 donation. To encourage shoppers to donate to the Ron Wood Family Resource Center at checkout, the store will match every donation, up to $1,500, from now until December 27th during our Give.Share.CARE! Holiday Drive.

Throughout the year, FoodMaxx donates up to 3% of profits to local schools and organizations enrolled in the Shares powered by eScripprogram. In addition to adopting a school, each store sponsors two kids’ sports teams a year by giving them a cooler full of water and snacks before each game during their season.

The Grand Opening comes just as FoodMaxx celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Its first store debuted in October of 1986 in Bakersfield, CA. The brand today stands 54 stores strong, 52 in California and two in Nevada. FoodMaxx is owned and operated by The Save Mart Companies.

Source: FoodMaxx

Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California and Reno, Nevada to donate 5 percent of their July 20 sales to fund 13 local small businesses

Northern California, 2016-Jul-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market’s 43 stores in Northern California and Reno, Nevada, will donate 5 percent of their Wednesday, July 20, sales to fund Local Producer Grants given to 13 small businesses in the region.

The Whole Foods Market Local Producer Grant, presented by Working Solutions, is designed to support the growth of businesses bringing innovative, high quality natural products to the marketplace. Recipients are selected by Whole Foods Market’s regional buyers because they offer best-in-category quality, present an ingredient in a new way, and/or show a strong commitment to a mission or environmental cause. Additionally, recipients’ products must meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards.

This year’s grant recipients are:

The grants will follow a Community Giving Day on July 20. With Community Giving days, Whole Foods Market donates 5 percent of sales from a given day to a cause that supports the local community or economy. Five percent of the 43 stores’ total sales from July 20 will be donated to Working Solutions, a nonprofit microlender committed to helping San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership. Working Solutions offers both capital and free business consulting to all borrowers. The organization administers the Local Producer grants following Whole Foods Market funding, and remains available as both an additional funding resource and an educational resource for winners.

“We are proud to be partnering with Whole Foods Market on the Local Producer Grant Program for this third year,” said Emily Gasner, Working Solutions CEO. “We’ve helped distribute over $400,000 in grant funds to nearly 80 businesses; these dollars have helped past grant recipients grow their businesses in many ways: from new packaging to organic certification to repairing broken equipment. We are thrilled to complement our own mission of providing affordable small business loans and personalized business consulting with the grants provided through Whole Foods Market and the 5% Day program.

Whole Foods Market has long been committed to supporting local producers. This is the third year for the grant program. In 2007, the company founded the Local Producer Loan Program, which provides short term, low-interest loans for capital expenditures for small food producers. To date, the Local Producer Loan Program has loaned more than $20 million to small businesses nationwide. For more information on Whole Foods Market’s support of local vendors, visit


Beth Krauss


Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California and Reno, Nevada to donate 5 percent of their July 20 sales to fund 13 local small businesses
Whole Foods Market stores in Northern California and Reno, Nevada to donate 5 percent of their July 20 sales to fund 13 local small businesses

Source: Whole Foods

Sprocket Bar and Restaurant opens inside Whole Foods Market’s store at The District in Henderson, Nevada

Offering 24 beers on tap, more than 15 wines by the glass, cauliflower nachos, vegetable tamales, braised short ribs and more

LAS VEGAS, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprocket Bar and Restaurant, located inside Whole Foods Market’s store at The District in Henderson, Nevada, is starting 2016 with a new seasonal menu. Open daily from noon to 9 p.m., the bar features a wide selection of beer and wine, and offers a seasonal menu with something for everyone.

From green chile braised short ribs and a porchetta sandwich to cauliflower nachos and roasted beet dip, the menu includes expanded vegan and vegetarian dishes like a citrus and avocado salad, grilled vegetable tamale and a roasted mushroom flatbread featuring nut-based Kite Hill chive artisanal spread.

Beer and wine:
• 24 beers on tap, featuring local, limited release and seasonal selections
• Local brews from Joseph James, Tenaya Creek, Bangar Brewing, Big Dogs and CraftHouse
• Wines in a range of price points, featuring $5-a-glass wines from local Pahrump Valley Winery
• Refillable craft beer growlers

Sprocket offers daily specials and a happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m., with wine, beer and food for $7 or less. The restaurant and bar will host special events and programs, including wine and beer pairings, live music and family-friendly activities. Details on upcoming events can be found here.

All menu items meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards and contain no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners, and no partially hydrogenated fats or oils.

100 S. Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, NV 89012
IG: WFMHenderson | TW: @WFMLasVegas

SOURCE: Whole Foods Market


Sprocket Bar and Restaurant opens inside Whole Foods Market’s store at The District in Henderson, Nevada

Sprocket Bar and Restaurant opens inside Whole Foods Market’s store at The District in Henderson, Nevada