Stanley Black & Decker announces inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, North America for the seventh consecutive year

NEW BRITAIN, Conn., 2017-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) has been selected as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the seventh consecutive year. Stanley Black & Decker’s overall score placed the company in the 86th percentile of the DJSI, up from 83rd last year.

“At Stanley Black & Decker, we recognize that we have a broader role to play in bettering our society. To us that means incorporating social responsibility into the day-to-day strategy and operations of our business so we all collectively win,” said Stanley Black & Decker’s President and CEO Jim Loree. “We are honored to be recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the seventh consecutive year. It’s truly a reflection of the commitment of our 55,000 employees around the globe. They all want to make the world a better place by making our company more sustainable and I couldn’t be prouder of the team.”

The DJSI measures performance on more than 600 different data points in 22 different categories, including environmental stewardship, human rights, corporate philanthropy and much more. To be selected for the Index, companies undergo a thorough analysis of company-wide economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as corporate governance, risk management, customer relationship management, product stewardship, supply chain standards and labor relations.

Stanley Black & Decker matched the highest score within the Machinery & Electrical Equipment sector for Corporate Governance and Climate Strategy, and delivered within the highest percentile in Corporate Governance, Climate Strategy and Talent Attraction & Retention. Most improved results noted in Innovation Management, Product Stewardship and Talent Attraction & Retention.

Companies are selected according to a systematic assessment that identifies the sustainability leaders in each of 57 industries. The research methodology for the Index includes general and industry-specific sustainability trends. Corporations are evaluated based on a variety of criteria including climate change strategies, energy consumption, human capital development, knowledge management, stakeholder relations and corporate governance.

About Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 and FORTUNE 500 company, is the world’s leading provider of tools and storage, the world’s second-largest commercial electronic security company, and a leading engineered fastening systems provider, with unique growth platforms in the Oil & Gas and Infrastructure industries. Well-known brands include: STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER, DEWALT, Porter-Cable, Bostitch, Facom, Mac Tools, Proto, Vidmar, Lista, and more. Learn more at www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.

About Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The DJSI family is offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM Indices and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family tracks the stock performance of the world’s leading companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria.  The indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices. The DJSI for North America launched in September 2005 and reviews the top 20% of the 600 largest companies in the United States and Canada in terms of economic, environmental, and social criteria.

CONTACT:
Tim Perra
Stanley Black & Decker
Vice President, Public Affairs
(860) 826-3260
tim.perra@sbdinc.com

SOURCE: Stanley Black & Decker

FOCUS Brands appoints Kat Cole as Chief Operating Officer and President, North America

ATLANTA, 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — FOCUS Brands, the franchisor of iconic brands Auntie Anne’s® , Carvel®, Cinnabon®, McAlister’s Deli®, Moe’s Southwest Grill® and Schlotzsky’s®, continues on the path of industry leading growth by today (June 19, 2017) announcing that Kat Cole has been named Chief Operating Officer and President, North America.  In this new position, Kat will lead the company’s domestic franchise brands in addition to its licensing division.

“Leveraging her deep industry experience and track record of achieving step-change in previous assignments at FOCUS Brands, Kat’s thought leadership, broad executive experience and exceptional communication skills position her well to enable our brand leaders to drive our business with accelerated energy,” said Steve DeSutter, CEO, FOCUS Brands. “Those who have ever met Kat know that she is a uniquely skilled leader. She’s purpose-driven and has the demonstrated ability to bridge the worlds of franchising, large global brands, innovation and entrepreneurship with her collaborative management style.”

Paul Damico, who previously held the position of President, North America, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Naf Naf Grill. “Over the past nine years, in his role as President of Moe’s Southwest Grill and most recently as the leader for all of our brands domestically, Paul had made a big impact on our business and helped us achieve impressive results,” said DeSutter. “It has been a pleasure to work with him, and we truly wish him the best as he takes on this next new role.”

FOCUS Brands is poised for growth in the industry. As a leading developer of global multi-channel foodservice brands, FOCUS has more than 5,000 locations globally and is experiencing growth that is being driven by its focus on consumers, technology, and multichannel development to grow existing markets and bring its concepts to new markets in exciting and relevant ways.

Cole joined FOCUS Brands seven years ago as President of Cinnabon and for the past three years has served as President of FOCUS Brands Global Channels group. Cole has had a central role working in partnership with DeSutter to design and deploy the company’s multi-brand and multi-channel operating model designed to accelerate growth by leveraging the strength and collective power of the company’s multiple brands.

“There has never been a more dynamic time for our brands to stand out in their respective categories. Being bold, purpose driven, authentic and results oriented are central to optimizing our opportunities and impact,” said Cole. “I’m thrilled to leverage the company’s talent, technology and capabilities to connect with our fans, stand for something that’s clear and connected through all we are and do, and drive growth of our amazing brands and businesses with our franchisees and licensees.”

Cole has a long leadership history within the industry, including on the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) Board of Directors since 2009, Executive Committee from 2012 to 2015, and Chair of the Board in 2015 and 2016.  She has a deep connection to purpose and global impact through humanitarian work globally, serves as a member of the United Nations Global Entrepreneur’s Council, and participates in organizations and initiatives in the U.S. and in Africa to help individuals and villages elevate themselves out of poverty.

Recognized for her ongoing impact, Cole was named one of FORTUNE Magazine’s “40 under 40”, named to CNBC’s top 25 Disruptors, Innovators and Leaders, and received the Distinguished Young Alumni award from Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson School of Business. She received her MBA from Georgia State University and honorary doctorate from Johnson and Wales University.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is a leading developer of global multi-channel foodservice brands. FOCUS is the franchisor and operator of more than 5,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the iconic brand names you know and love: Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets. FOCUS is also the sixth largest food and beverage licensor in the world, extending its brands into alternative channels through grocery, consumer products, foodservice and ecommerce. Please visit www.focusbrands.com for more information.

Source: FOCUS Brands Inc.

NCR and Red Rook Team-up to Provide Omni-Channel Commerce To Specialty Retailers in North America

ATLANTA, GA, 2017-Jun-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Red Rook announced today (June 6, 2017) an initiative with NCR (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, to provide robust omni-channel solutions to specialty retailers in North America.  Red Rook’s Commerce5 solution leverages the power of NCR Counterpoint, and the Magento ecommerce platform, to deliver a comprehensive retail management solution.

NCR Counterpoint includes robust point-of sale (POS), inventory management software, built-in customer loyalty, automated purchasing, and configurable reporting capabilities. It is built with the specialty retailer in mind, with an open architecture that allows for customizations, mobile and marketing solutions, and real time data at their fingertips.

Commerce5 combines NCR Counterpoint’s strengths with Magento’s online commerce, order management, B2C and B2B capabilities to empower merchants to grow their channels, create demand for their products, while scaling operations simultaneously.

“NCR embraces innovation in developing omni-channel customer engagement at every level,” said Ken Richard, Global Channel and Distribution Leader at NCR. “Red Rook has established themselves as omni-channel experts by bringing together best practices of brick-and-mortar retailers and online-only merchants. Combining our strengths enables us to deliver a unified experience that keeps us at the forefront of retail technology.”

“Red Rook is excited to be a part of NCR’s mission to enhance the omni-channel user experience across all channels.   We’ve been working for years now to bring Counterpoint and omni-channel ecommerce together and believe that there is a huge potential for our combined offering,” said Joseph Duke, CEO of Red Rook.

NCR and Red Rook will continue to innovate and empower NCR Counterpoint merchants, and their channel technology providers, with omni-channel solutions that serve a broad range of specialty markets. This is one of many NCR initiatives to expand omni-channel presence across the retail industry.

About Red Rook
Red Rook is a recognized leader in providing omni-channel solutions for both online and in-store commerce.  We have partnered with the world’s largest technology companies, and some of the most innovative growth companies to achieve success in delivering value to the clients we serve in the retail and e-commerce industries.  We believe in true partnership, continual innovation, and always putting in more than we take out, whether with our team, clients, or the markets we serve.  Today, we manage over 28 Million customers on behalf of our valued clients.  Founded in 2001, the company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.  To learn more about unique company and culture, please visit us at: www.theredrook.com

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees, and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Web site: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

Source: NCR Corporation

StubHub launches enhanced suite of tools for ticket sellers in North America

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The new price setting recommendation tool dubbed “pricing assistant,” makes the process to sell tickets easier and more successful than ever before.

San Jose, California, 2017-Jun-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, launched an enhanced suite of tools for ticket sellers in North America, including a new price setting recommendation tool dubbed “pricing assistant,” making the process to sell tickets easier and more successful than ever before.

The new pricing assistant tool is now live within StubHub’s simple and guided step-by-step ticket listing process, in which sellers are informed about how to set pricing based on the best chance of making a sale, with the capability to easily adjust list prices and respond to the market dynamics with a few clicks, on any device – on the StubHub mobile app or desktop – anytime, anywhere.

“Our new seller tools are part of StubHub’s strategic journey to develop the simplest and most intuitive ticket listing and successful selling process for our customers,” said StubHub General Manager of North America Perkins Miller. “Pricing assistant and the tools supported within it are part of StubHub’s mission to innovate with technology to ultimately enable fans to connect with others and the live events they love.”

The pricing assistant tool uses algorithms based on the industry’s most sophisticated data from StubHub’s 15-year history, merging seat and section pricing data, recent transactions for listings of similar value and event type, plus current market activity.

Accompanying the new price recommendation tool are email alerts – and coming soon, push notifications – to help sellers quickly respond to the market and adjust pricing to increase their chance of selling tickets.

Finally, other developments to make the selling process even easier include a new seller landing page, now live with how-to-list-your-tickets instructional videos, as well as updated map and market activity pages within the sell flow process, providing sellers the most thorough and transparent view of ticket pricing and market value to better inform the entire listing process.

Contact:
(408) 376-7400

Source: eBay

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Intershop expands its footprint in North America with Dev9 partnership

  • Leading cloud-first software development firm will support Intershop in enterprise and complex B2B technology implementations

San Francisco, CA, 2017-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop, the largest independent technology vendor for omni-channel commerce solutions, announced today a formal partnership with Dev9, a leader in cloud-focused, custom software development. The relationship furthers Intershop’s U.S. partner expansion strategy.

Intershop selected Dev9 for the organization’s unique set of skills and capabilities including Cloud and automation. Furthermore, Dev9 is a fit with Intershop’s quality-first, continuous software delivery methodology. This provides constant business value by making it easy to consume new updates and roll out new features.

“Dev9’s deep experience architecting and developing e-commerce systems for enterprises will expedite development by providing technology delivery with a high level of automation”, Andrej Maihorn, VP Customer Innovations at Intershop, said. “This dramatically improves time to market.”

The companies will work together on large enterprise and complex B2B client projects in North America. Dev9 will help increase Intershop’s footprint in North America as a part of Intershop’s continued partner growth strategy in this region.

Mike Ensor, VP of Delivery at Dev9, says “We thrive on creating software that has the power to revolutionize business. We design for the flexibility, scalability, predictability and rapid deployment that are needed for companies to run smoothly and remain competitive. With the versatility of Intershop’s platform, we can design and implement custom, diverse software solutions tailored to each client without impacting upgrade capabilities.”

About Dev9

Accelerating Cloud Adoption

Dev9 is a custom software development firm focused on Cloud services. With a foundation in Continuous Delivery, our experienced software architects deliver the needed expertise to identify, develop and implement custom Cloud strategies. We offer specialized services for Cloud Adoption, Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Modernization. Our certified developers operate on Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure to ensure the best results for every project.

Contact Dev9 to get started on your Cloud implementation strategy, and streamline your IT investment: info@dev9.com, (425) 296-2800.

About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Contact:

Intershop Public Relations
HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309
mailto: pr@intershop.de

Source: Intershop Communications AG

NCR ENCOR — a complete store management solution for small and medium-sized retailers in North America

Purpose-built solution for the fast-moving consumer goods market to meet omni-channel demands available exclusively through the NCR Interact Partner Program 

DULUTH, Ga., 2017-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in omni-channel technologies, introduces NCR ENCOR, a complete store management solution that delivers comprehensive point of sale, front office and back office functionality for small and medium-sized retailers that will be available through the NCR Interact Partner Program in North America. NCR ENCOR is based on an open platform delivering a unified customer experience leveraging the NCR Retail ONE omni-commerce hub. NCR Retail ONE provides real-time access to actionable data across multiple channels, as well as seamless integration to an ever-evolving ecosystem of third party applications.

According to a recent survey by IHL on IT spend among retailers, 86% of the software spending by retailers is made to support unified commerce with investments in store systems, merchandising and supply chain, business intelligence and analytics, or ecommerce systems, amongst others.

NCR addresses this need with NCR ENCOR, a purpose-built solution for the fast-moving consumer goods market, developed to provide an exceptional, consumer experience, from product availability and correct pricing to fluid checkout. It is scalable to cover the needs from a single store to a whole enterprise solution set. For example, a retailer can easily expand the functionality to include Connected Services, an enterprise reporting, electronic journal and cashier analysis solution and Connected Payments, a secure payment gateway designed to deliver data and transmission protection, from PIN pad to payment processor.

Combined with NCR’s newest POS hardware solutions the RealPOS™ XR4 or the RealPOS XR8, retailers get best in class performance, power, security and versatility in two of the smallest form factors available today. The innovative, compact design of these two hardware platforms conserves valuable space while providing the connectivity, storage and configuration options that retailers need to meet today’s omni-channel demands.

“We saw the need in the small- to mid-sized market to develop an end-to-end, future-ready solution that provides complete, best-in-class functionality, while reducing the complexity and cost associated with using multiple products,” said Ron Allnock, Channel Leader, Global Sales at NCR Retail Solutions. “So we converged the best DNA of our industry-leading products, added innovative functionality, and topped it off with an intuitive, modern user interface. The result is a single solution that addresses the current needs of independent grocers, protects their investment as those needs continue to evolve and positions them to not react to—but lead unified commerce initiatives.”

NCR Retail ONE is an innovative commerce hub that unites an open ecosystem of retail applications and data with an omni-channel software platform to help provide frictionless shopping experiences for consumers. NCR Retail ONE allows retailers to mix and match innovative applications from NCR, its partners and third parties.

NCR ENCOR is sold exclusively through the NCR Interact Partner Program; a global marketing, enablement and services program for NCR business partners who sell NCR’s broad portfolio of solutions and services across multiple industries. For more information on the program go to: https://www.ncr.com/company/global-partners/partner-program.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., USA, with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries.

Web site: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

Media Contact:
Ortrud Wenzel
NCR Corporation
+49 821 405 8191
ortrud.wenzel@ncr.com

Source: NCR Corporation

PetSmart opens new store in Sheridan, Colorado; its 1,500th store in North America

New Store Located in Sheridan, Colo., is also First to Feature Pinnacle Pet Nutrition Section: an Expanded Collection of Natural, High-Protein, Grain-Free, Minimally Processed and Raw Nutrition for Pets

PHOENIX, 2016-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart announced today (Nov. 16, 2016) it has reached a milestone by opening its 1,500th store in its expanding chain across North America. The store opened its doors this week and is located in Sheridan, Colo. The new location is one of approximately 80 new stores the pet specialty retailer is opening in 2016 in new markets as well as in convenient locations in current markets so PetSmart can serve as the trusted partner to pet parents and their pets in every moment of their lives.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone with our associates and the community of Sheridan, Colo.,” said Michael Massey, president and chief executive officer, PetSmart. “We are ramping up efforts to expand our retail footprint in North America. At the same time, just last week, we launched the news of our new and improved, mobile-responsive PetSmart.com site, a key omnichannel strategy for us. Our expanding store chain, coupled with our omnichannel strategy, enables us to offer convenient options so pet parents can rely on us to serve their pet lifestyle needs how, when and where they wish.”

The Sheridan store, located in the River Point Shopping Center at 3720 River Point Parkway, features nearly 18,000 square feet of space and is the first store to include a Pinnacle Pet Nutrition section, an expanded collection of pet food products featuring high-protein, natural, grain-free, minimally processed and raw pet food. This pet food type is the fastest growing in the overall pet food category and includes brands such as Only Natural Pet®, a natural pet line that is protein-first, sustainably produced, American-manufactured pet food, as well as a line of supplements and other natural pet solutions. PetSmart is the exclusive national retailer for this natural pet brand.

Pet parents will also find a comprehensive line of pet supply products at the new Sheridan store, as well as useful services such as pet training and adoption services and a full-service grooming salon where dogs and cats receive hands-on care from stylists dedicated to making pets look and feel their best. All PetSmart groomers are academy trained and safety certified, with PetSmart’s latest grooming graduates completing over 800 hours of hands-on instruction, including grooming 200 dogs under supervision.

With the Sheridan store addition, PetSmart now operates 1,500 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and 203 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. The Sheridan, Colo., store will host grand opening events for the local community over the next several weekends.

About PetSmart®

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, operate 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and 203 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 500,000 homeless pets each year.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

Contact:

Melissa Wenzel
PetSmart Media Line:
623-587-2177

Source: PetSmart Inc.

vPetSmart®, PetSmart Charities® distributed truckloads of food to animal welfare organizations and pet food banks across North America

PHOENIX, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Throughout the summer, PetSmart’s philanthropic pet food brands including DOG for DOG® delivered more than a million meals of dog food to pets in need through PetSmart Charities®. Truckloads of food were distributed to more than 20 animal welfare organizations and pet food banks in the United States and Canada.

Last week, PetSmart, PetSmart Charities and DOG for DOG founder and CEO, Rocky Kanaka, delivered a shipment of 150,000 pounds of DOG for DOG – the equivalent of 300,000 meals – to the Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) to support pets in need in the Tucson area, completing the one million-plus meal donation across the continent. The food donation to PACC will last the shelter a year and a half, providing meals for more than 20,000 dogs in need and allowing the shelter to use its annual food budget of $80,000 to provide services such as veterinary care. PetSmart is the national exclusive retailer for DOG for DOG DOGSFOOD.

PetSmart has millions to celebrate! The retailer also marked the 7 millionth adopted pet since starting in-store adoptions in 1994, as well as the one million-plus meals provided to pets in need over the past three months.

About PetSmart

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, operate 1,466 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and 203 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents -including PetSmart.comPetFoodDirect.comPet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 500,000 homeless pets each year.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

About PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets.  Each year nearly 500,000 dogs and cats find homes through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and sponsored adoption events.  Each year millions of PetSmart shoppers contribute to pets in need by making donations directly to PetSmart Charities on a pin pad at the registers in PetSmart stores.  PetSmart Charities administers and efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar of the generous donations by issuing grants and providing additional support to help pets in need.  PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation.  PetSmart Charities is a 501©(3) organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc.  PetSmart Charities has received the Four Star Rating for the past 13 years from Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization.

About PetSmart Charities™ of Canada

PetSmart Charities of Canada is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets in Canada.  Each year more than 20,000 cats and dogs find Canadian homes through our adoption program in nearly all PetSmart stores across Canada and our sponsored adoption events. A leading funder of animal welfare, PetSmart Charities of Canada has granted more than $9 million to help pets in need with a funding focus on adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation.  PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered charity, independent from PetSmart.

Contacts:
Lauren Sawyer
lsawyer@petsmart.com
623-295-3238

Source: PetSmart

Diebold announces the appointment of Octavio Marquez as SVP and managing director, North America and Latin America

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2016-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) today announced that Octavio Marquez has been appointed senior vice president and managing director of the company’s business in the Americas.  In this new role, Marquez will lead the company’s North America and Latin America operations to drive further growth and take advantage of the growing presence of global and multinational banks across both regions.  Thomas Signorello, Diebold senior vice president and managing director, North America, is leaving the company to pursue a new career opportunity.

“Since joining Diebold in 2014, Octavio has done a tremendous job in transforming ourLatin America operation, driving service revenue growth in the region and effectively integrating our Brazil business to create a more efficient, cohesive organization,” saidAndy W. Mattes, Diebold president and chief executive officer. “Financial institutions across the Americas are driving much of the growth in branch transformation and digital touch points, which are highly dependent on software and services. Octavio’s proven track record in cultivating customer relationships and establishing and growing software and services businesses will be invaluable across the region.”

Throughout his career at several technology companies, Marquez has delivered results – demonstrating the ability to launch and sustain growth, deliver operational improvements and solidify his organization’s market position across international territories. Prior to joining Diebold, Marquez spent most of his career leading multi-country organizations atEMC and HP where he led sales, services, outsourcing, marketing and manufacturing. A native of Mexico City, Marquez earned a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from the Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico City.

Photo available at http://news.diebold.com/photos/leadership

About Diebold
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) provides the technology, software and services that connect people around the world with their money – bridging the physical and digital worlds of cash conveniently, securely and efficiently.  Since its founding in 1859, Diebold has evolved to become a leading provider of exceptional self-service innovation, security and services to financial, commercial, retail and other markets.

Diebold has approximately 15,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered nearCanton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.

Contact:
Media Relations:
Mike Jacobsen
+1-330-490-3796
michael.jacobsen@diebold.com

Investor Relations:
Steve Virostek
+1-330-490-6319
stephen.virostek@diebold.com

SOURCE: Diebold, Incorporated