Harris Teeter integrates North Carolina Controlled Substance Reporting System across its pharmacies in North Carolina

Matthews, N.C., 2018-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter announced today (Mar. 01, 2018) enhancements to its North Carolina pharmacy operations. Harris Teeter Pharmacies across North Carolina can now instantly review a patient’s controlled substance use through the State’s Prescription Monitoring Program, known as the North Carolina Controlled Substance Reporting System (“NCCSRS”).

“With the opioid crisis our state and nation are facing, this is an important and exciting tool that our pharmacists in North Carolina can now use to instantly access the prescription drug monitoring program data and ultimately help deter prescription drug abuse,” said Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services. “Our thanks to Harris Teeter for joining this potentially life-saving effort at no cost to the state.”

Integration allows busy pharmacists the ability to quickly review patient data within their workflow to prevent the abuse and misuse of controlled substance medications. Immediate access to prescription drug monitoring programs within the pharmacy workflow puts the best information and insights available into the hands of our pharmacists to ensure the safety of our patients and to comply with state and federal regulations.

Harris Teeter operates 110 pharmacies throughout its home state of North Carolina; the company also partners with local law enforcement to host annual “Take Back” programs in select stores, where shoppers are encouraged to return unused or expired medications to their Harris Teeter pharmacy.


Source: Harris Teeter

Dunkin’ Donuts signs multi-unit store development agreements with two franchise groups for 12 new restaurants in North Carolina

Dunkin’ Donuts signs multi-unit store development agreements with two franchise groups for 12 new restaurants in North Carolina



CANTON, MA, 2017-Jun-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today (JUNE 20, 2017) the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two franchise groups to develop a total of 12 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in North Carolina over the next several years.

The two franchise groups and their development plans include:

  • New franchisee HARA Foodservice Group, LLC, plans to develop four Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Charlotte area within Hickory, Lenoir, Marion and Morganton. Led by Roy Clark, the team’s first restaurant is planned to open in 2018.
  • Existing franchise group, Carolina Donuts, LLC plans to develop eight new restaurants throughout the Winston-Salem area. The team, led by Steve Galloway and his partners, recently acquired five existing Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the Winston-Salem area and currently operates 12 restaurants throughout Florida and Tennessee. The group’s first new North Carolina location is planned to open in 2018.

“Dunkin’ Donuts’ growth would not be possible without our new and existing franchisees like HARA Foodservice Group, LLC and Carolina Donuts, LLC, who continue to demonstrate their high confidence in our brand and world-class support team,” said Grant Benson, CFE, senior vice president of franchising and development, Dunkin’ Brands. “As we continue to work towards our long-term goal of developing 17,000 Dunkin’ Donuts in the U.S., we also remain committed to providing great products, exceptional guest service and innovative marketing to our loyal guests across the country.”

Currently, there are over 300 Dunkin’ Donuts located throughout North Carolina, and the company is continuing to recruit franchisees in the Raleigh, Jacksonville/Sneads Ferry, High Point and Burlington/Mebane areas. To help fuel growth in North Carolina, special development incentives are available.

In an effort to keep the brand fresh and competitive, Dunkin’ Donuts offers flexible concepts for any real estate format including free-standing restaurants, end caps, in-line sites, gas and convenience, travel plazas, universities, as well as other retail environments.

Dunkin’ Donuts menu offerings include high-quality, freshly-brewed Hot and Iced Coffees, Cold Brew and Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Dark Roast, along with a Rainforest Alliance Certified™ espresso lineup that includes Americano, Cappuccino, Espresso, and Hot and Iced Lattes and Macchiato. Dunkin’ Donuts also serves a full menu of Premium Hot Teas, Coolatta® frozen beverages, delicious donuts, bakery goods and sandwiches that pair perfectly with the brand’s beverages.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com. Like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,200 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

Name: Jenna Kantrowitz
Phone: 954-893-9150
Email: jkantrowitz@fish-consulting.com

Source: Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc.


CBL to transform Cary Towne Center in Cary, North Carolina into a dynamic mixed-use destination

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE:CBL) today (5/22/2017) announced future plans to transform Cary Towne Center in Cary, North Carolina, into a dynamic mixed-use destination. Last week’s announcement by IKEA of its proposal to build a store adjacent to Cary Towne Center provides a keystone attraction for the project and a catalyst for its redevelopment.

Over the last several months, CBL has worked with the town of Cary to start the rezoning process with the goal of creating a flexible land use that will facilitate a creative, modern, multi-phase and multi-use redevelopment. CBL is evaluating a number of redevelopment scenarios that could feature a mix of premier retail, dining, and entertainment options as well as residential, grocery, office, and green space. CBL has commissioned Dwell Design Studio, a nationally respected mixed-use planner and the architect of record for a number of the country’s highly regarded and successful mixed-use destinations.

“CBL is thrilled that IKEA has chosen Cary Towne Center for its next potential location in North Carolina. We are committed to executing a progressive redevelopment of the project that seamlessly complements the proposed IKEA store and is reflective of the vision and unique characteristics of the market,” said Stephen Lebovitz, president and CEO of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. “Cary Towne Center is ideally located, and there is strong demand to elevate the center to the next level.”

Businesses interested in obtaining information about the Cary Towne Center redevelopment should contact Jon Meshel, Vice President – Development/Redevelopment at Jon.Meshel@cblproperties.com or 423.490.8269.

About CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages 123 properties, including 80 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties are located in 27 states and total 76.9 million square feet including 5.9 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties. Additional information can be found at cblproperties.com.

Katie Reinsmidt
Executive Vice President – Chief Investment Officer

Media Contact:
Stacey Keating
Director – Public Relations & Corporate Communications

Source: CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

Whole Foods Market expands grocery delivery service to include Wilmington, North Carolina

Customers can order through Shipt

WILMINGTON, N.C., 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market’s partnership with grocery delivery service Shipt now includes Wilmington, North Carolina.

“We are thrilled to offer our customers the convenient option of having Whole Foods Market’s highest quality products delivered right to their doorstep,” said Josh Miller, the Wilmington store’s team leader. “Through this partnership with Shipt, we are able to provide busy Wilmington families an easy way to get Whole Foods Market groceries – all of which are free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives and hydrogenated fats – on their table.”

To celebrate the launch of Shipt in Wilmington, customers who purchase an annual Shipt membership for $99 will receive $25 off their first grocery order. To sign up for Shipt, and to learn more about the service and availability, visit Shipt.com/Wilmington. See Shipt’s announcement here.


Darrah Gist

Lauren Bernath

Source: Whole Foods Market

Harris Teeter to welcome shoppers to its Berewick Town Center location in Charlotte, NC on December 7, 2016

Harris Teeter to welcome shoppers to its Berewick Town Center location in Charlotte, NC on December 7, 2016
Harris Teeter to welcome shoppers to its Berewick Town Center location in Charlotte, NC on December 7, 2016


Company to Celebrate Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony; Harris Teeter Fuel Center to Open at Later Date

Matthews, N.C., 2016-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter is proud to welcome shoppers to its Berewick Town Center location on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 8 a.m. as the company celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

In each of its stores, Harris Teeter strives to offer customers an excellent shopping experience, which begins with customer service and features high-quality products, variety and selection.  Harris Teeter also works to be a true community partner by supporting local schools and youth sports organizations, among other non-profit organizations.

Berewick Town Center will have a Harris Teeter Fuel Center, which will open at a later date. Once open, Harris Teeter customers can expect $0.03 off per gallon, every day with the use of a VIC card.

Fast Facts
Store Address: 4821 Berewick Town Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28278
Square Footage: 53,000
Grand Opening Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Grand Opening Time: 8 a.m., ribbon cutting, store open immediately following
Store Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Pharmacy Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Check-Out Lanes: 9 checkouts and 4 express checkouts

Store Features and Departments
Full-service Butchers Market with Rancher Beef, HT Reserve Angus Beef and HT Naturals Beef • Expanded Service meat • Fresh store-made sausage and burgers •Full-service Fishermans Market • Farmers Market Produce • Full-Service Floral and Custom Floral Arrangements • Fresh Trail Mix Bar  • Salad Bar • Expanded Organic and Specialty Produce • Full-service Fresh Foods Market Deli/Bakery • Sushi •  Self-Serve Olives • Asian Hot Bar • International Cheeses • Custom Cakes • Sub Shop • Made to Order Sandwich Program • Artisan Breads  • Boar’s Head Meats and Cheeses  • Fresh Made Salads • Fresh Made Pizza • Organic and Natural Foods • International Foods • Beer and Wine • Local and Craft Beer • Build your own 6-pack • Drive Thru Pharmacy  •  Free Blood Pressure Testing  • Private, Professional Consultations • Drug Interaction/ Allergy Screening • Double Coupons • Club 60 Discount • Carryout Service • Parcel Pick-up •  USCAN • Western Union • Coinstar • Rug Doctor • Express Lane Online Shopping • Red Box DVD Rental Kiosk • ATM • Starbucks • Sit-down eating area

Source: Harris Teeter


Starbucks Community Tables are handmade and come from Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

SEATTLE, 2015-2-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — A group of Army Reservists in uniform sit around a community table in a Starbucks near a military base. With coffee cups close, they pour over planning papers. Their attention is focused on the task at hand; unaware the large table they’re using was handmade in the U.S.A.

The table, with a smooth maple top and sturdy steel legs, comes from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and is one of 27 Starbucks has purchased for its community stores. Though the order might seem small for a global company, it is one of the ways Starbucks exhibits its commitment to locally-relevant design using sustainable materials. And getting an order for a couple dozen handcrafted tables can make a big difference for a small company.

Sourcing managers with the Starbucks Global Store Development team are always looking for high-quality, handmade furniture. They discovered Charleston Forge a couple of years ago. The family-owned business employs about 40 people who design, fabricate and finish furniture using suppliers who are within a 100-mile radius of Boone, North Carolina.

“We love to see ‘outsiders’ take an interest in our businesses,” said Dan Meyer, President of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. “One of our concerns here is underemployment. When companies like Starbucks support our businesses that enables families to provide for themselves for the generations to come.”

Charleston Forge is grounded in the persistence of its founders, Art and Susan Barber. In their 20s, after graduating from Appalachian State University, they opened a retail fireplace shop to cater to people who had homes in the Blue Ridge Mountains – the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River. Art hand forged a baker’s rack and other furniture pieces out of metal to help display the bellows and other fireplace equipment sold in their store.

In the mid-1980s, a customer suggested the Barbers take their handmade furniture to the High Point Market – the largest home furnishings trade show in the world, encompassing over 10 million square feet of display space, in High Point, North Carolina.

“To make a long story short”

“Well, actually I can’t make a long story short,” quipped Art. “I loaded my 1978 pickup up with furniture and got to High Point the night before the trade show opened. I was told ‘I’m sorry, you’re too late.’ And I was turned away.”

Art and Susan were in their 20s, $300,000 in debt, with a newborn baby at home at the time. Now what? Art “walked up and down the hall in a panicked state” thinking their dream of starting a furniture business had ended. With nothing to lose, Art found a tucked-away corner of one of the massive showrooms and began setting up his furniture on a rug he’d borrowed. He stood there for 10 days, hoping to attract the attention of buyers while avoiding security guards.

One buyer took notice of Art and purchased a baker’s rack. Six months later, a piece of furniture Art created was on the inside front cover of a preeminent catalog retailer, and Charleston Forge had its start.

“Some of the artisans who hand forge or hand paint and stain our furniture have been with us almost since the beginning,” said Susan. “Like many furniture companies we were hard hit a decade ago as overseas production took over. Over the past several years we’ve seen a return to American-made furniture because of the quality.”

Handcrafted furniture

Every piece of furniture Charleston Forge produces is handcrafted. From combining age-old blacksmithing techniques with new technology, to welding steel and applying premium finishes by hand, each piece is built to order in Boone, a college town of about 18,000 people. The company also mentors design students at one of the local colleges.

“We are always looking for unique pieces from suppliers who are able to bring opportunity into their communities by creating jobs,” said Michelle Lundell, senior sourcing manager for Starbucks Store Development. “Charleston Forge is also training people in hand craftsmanship skills that otherwise might be lost.”

With 18 in-house design studios, Starbucks is able to integrate local relevancy and sustainability into store designs around the globe.

For more information on this news release, contact the Starbucks Newsroom.


Starbucks Community Tables are handmade and come from Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

Starbucks Community Tables are handmade and come from Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina