Nordstrom Rack at Vaughan Mills shopping centre, in Greater Toronto, Ontario to open in spring 2018

SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Vaughan Mills shopping centre, in Greater Toronto, Ontario. The approximately 35,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in spring 2018. The property is owned and managed by Ivanhoé Cambridge.

The new Nordstrom Rack at Vaughan Mills will be located next to Highway 400 north of downtownToronto. Fellow Vaughan Mills tenants include HR2, Winners, H&M, Forever 21, J.Crew and Lululemon.

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories and shoes at an everyday savings of 30-70 percent off regular prices.Nordstrom Rack merchandise, available at Rack stores and at Nordstromrack.com, comes from Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom.com as well as specially purchased items from many of the top brands available at Nordstrom. The Rack is designed to provide the ultimate treasure hunt to style-savvy customers.

“We look forward to offering customers another place to shop for the brands they love at great prices by adding a Nordstrom Rack at Vaughan Mills, in addition to our previously announced One Bloor location,” said Karen McKibbin, president of Nordstrom Canada. “We’re hopeful this will give customers north of the city a more convenient shopping experience.”

“We are delighted to welcome Nordstrom Rack to Vaughan Mills,” said Roman Drohomirecki, Chief Operating Officer, Ivanhoé Cambridge Retail. “The addition of Nordstrom Rack will broaden the centre’s merchandising appeal with a strong apparel offering. We have no doubt that it will further enhanceVaughan Mills’ regional draw and meet our shoppers’ high expectations.”

Nordstrom first announced plans to expand to Canada in 2012 and to date has opened three full-line stores: in Calgary at CF Chinook Centre on September 19, 2014, CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa on March 6, 2015, and CF Pacific Centre in Vancouver on September 18, 2015. The company will open three additional full-line stores in the Toronto area, including CF Toronto Eaton Centre on September 16, 2016, Yorkdale Shopping Centre on October 21, 2016 and CF Sherway Gardens in fall 2017. Nordstrom Rack One Bloor will open in Toronto in spring 2018.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 329 stores in 39 states, including 121 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 200 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

About Vaughan Mills
A designated tourist attraction, Vaughan Mills is a true destination, capturing the best attributes of a super-regional centre, an outlet centre, and an entertainment venue set in an ambience of distinctive design and architecture. Over 13 million shoppers, families and tourists visit Vaughan Mills year after year for a shopping experience that includes: 18 specialty anchors, a mix of full-price and branded outlets, entertainment components and unique dining options, all within seven themed neighbourhoods and seven themed transition courts. Vaughan Mills includes attractions such as Canada’s first and only LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and Canada’s flagship Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. The powerful retail mix includes unique concepts, such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, hr2 Holt Renfrew, Calvin Klein Outlet, Victoria’s Secret, Victoria’s Secret PINK, A|X Armani Exchange Outlet, Hugo Boss Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet, Michael Kors Outlet, Aritzia, The Outlet by Harry Rosen,Cole Haan, Vince Camuto, TUMI, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, and many more.

About Ivanhoé Cambridge
Ivanhoé Cambridge, a global real estate industry leader, invests in high-quality properties and companies in select cities around the world. It does so prudently with a long-term view to optimize risk-adjusted returns. Founded in Quebec in 1953, Ivanhoé Cambridge has built a vertically integrated business across Canada. Internationally, the Company invests alongside key partners that are leaders in their respective markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, Ivanhoé Cambridge holds interests in close to 500 properties, consisting primarily of office, retail, residential and logistics real estate. Ivanhoé Cambridge held more than Cdn $55 billion in assets as at December 31, 2015. The Company is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com), one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers. For more information, visit ivanhoecambridge.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jessica Canfield
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 303-4250
Jessica.Canfield@nordstrom.com

Sébastien Théberge
Ivanhoé Cambridge
(866) 456-3342
sebastien.theberge@ivanhoecambridge.com

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to open 10 shops in Costa Rica in the next five years

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., 2016-Aug-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., today announced a development agreement with Inversiones DBA-KKD de Costa Rica, SRL (“Inversiones”) to open 10 Krispy Kreme shops in Costa Rica in the next five years.

“Costa Rica’s rapid market growth and consumer demand for sweet treats makes this the perfect time for Krispy Kreme to expand in the country,” said Dan Beem, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ Senior Vice President and President – International. “Our partners have a successful history and we are thrilled to partner with them to bring the iconic Krispy Kreme experience to the country.”

The principal owner of Inversiones is Desarollo de Negocios Internationales, SRL, of which Miguel Hernandez is the managing director. Inversiones is also partially owned by 2.5 Investments, LLC.

Hernandez said Costa Ricans will find Krispy Kreme shops to be their new favorite spot for something sweet and a premium cup of coffee.

“We are happy to bring the joy of Krispy Kreme to Costa Rica,” said Hernandez “Once people try our doughnuts, they will not believe how long they have lived without having a freshly made Original Glazed® doughnut.”

About Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., is a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. The Company has more than 1,000 retail shops in 27 countries. Connect with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at www.KrispyKreme.com, or on one its many social media channels, including www.Facebook.com/KrispyKreme, and www.Twitter.com/KrispyKreme.

Forward-Looking Statements
Information contained in this press release, other than historical information, should be considered forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s beliefs, assumptions and expectations of our future economic performance, considering the information currently available to management. These statements are not statements of historical fact.

Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results, performance or financial condition to differ materially from the expectations of future results, performance or financial condition we express or imply in any forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “forecast,” “could,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “objective,” “seek,” “strive” or similar words, or the negative of these words, identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could contribute to these differences include, but are not limited to: the quality of Company and franchise store operations; our ability, and our dependence on the ability of our franchisees, to execute on our and their business plans; our relationships with our franchisees; our ability to implement our international growth strategy; our ability to implement our domestic small shop operating model; political, economic, currency and other risks associated with our international operations; the price and availability of raw materials needed to produce doughnut mixes and other ingredients, and the price of motor fuel; our relationships with wholesale customers; our ability to protect our trademarks and trade secrets; changes in customer preferences and perceptions; risks associated with competition; risks related to the food service industry, including food safety and protection of personal information; compliance with government regulations relating to food products and franchising; increased costs or other effects of new government regulations relating to healthcare benefits; and risks associated with implementation of new technology platforms.

These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports and statements filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, are difficult to predict, involve uncertainties that may materially affect actual results and may be beyond the Company’s control, and could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any of these forward-looking statements. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for management to predict all such factors or to assess the impact of each such factor on the Company. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made.

Contact:

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.
Sarah Roof
Corporate Communications Coordinator
336-726-8878
sroof@krispykreme.com

Source: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.

Wegmans Food Markets to open Short Pump, Virginia store on August 7

SHORT PUMP, VA, 2016-Aug-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — With only the final touches remaining, Wegmans Food Markets’ soon-to-open Short Pump store is nearly ready to make its debut. The shelves are carefully stocked, 550 friendly and knowledgeable employees trained, shopping carts lined up, and customers anxiously await the chance to peruse the 120,000 sq. ft. supermarket that will become “their” Wegmans. The new store is located at West Broad Marketplace on West Broad St. near North Gayton Rd.

The doors open at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, and not a moment too soon for those who have watched the 100-year-old company’s progress from afar as new stores opened in Northern Virginia, then closer with Fredericksburg and most recently Midlothian. When Wegmans first announced two Richmond-area store sites in 2014, social media lit up with comments like, “Doing the @Wegmans dance with the rest of RVA,” and “I am crying tears of joy.”

Short Pump Store Manager Todd Strassner and his team are humbled by the warm welcome the family-owned company has already received. While the shopping experience at every Wegmans supermarket is reminiscent of a European open-air market, he finds that each store takes on a unique personality and rhythm.

“As a manager you dream of opening a new store, getting it up and running, building a team and developing a culture,” Strassner says. “Our new employees see in action what it means to respect and care about those you work with, and everyone is empowered to give customers our best.” Strassner has embraced this way of working together since his career at Wegmans began 34 years ago.

The Short Pump store will offer restaurant-quality foods prepared by Executive Chef James Orr, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and his culinary staff of 130. Options include everything from fresh sandwiches, pasta bowls and salads to hot soup, fresh sushi and delicious chef creations. The food bars are mix and match, with hot and cold self-serve stations featuring entrees and sides, international cuisine, homestyle and vegetarian options – all for in-store dining in the Market Café seating area or takeout.

Chef Orr also oversees The Pub, an in-store restaurant and bar that serves classic pub food with a twist: snacks and sharings, fresh salads, hand-crafted sandwiches and burgers, hearty entrees and a kids menu. Beverages include craft brews like “Evelyn,” a Wegmans Pub-exclusive session IPA by Hardywood Park, ciders, wine by the glass, specialty cocktails and sangria.

“Months of planning and training will culminate on Sunday when we open the store and demonstrate the things that set Wegmans apart, starting with the incredible customer service our people provide,” said Strassner. “Beyond that, my goal is to delight our customers with unmatched quality and selection, convenience, and consistent low prices.”

The Short Pump store is Wegmans’ ninth in Virginia and its 90th store overall.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 90-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 19 consecutive years, ranking #4 in 2016.

Contact Information:
Valerie Fox
Wegmans media relations coordinator
585-720-5713

Source: Wegmans

Weis Markets to open beer café in its Dorneyville store in Allentown, Pa.

Sunbury, PA, 2016-Aug-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets received final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approval on August 1 to open a beer café in its Dorneyville store located at 365 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. in Allentown, Pa.

The 30-seat beer café sells beer for both on premise consumption and take-out. It offers nearly 850 varieties, including an extensive collection of local craft beers, including beers brewed by Weyerbacher, Fegley’s Brew Works, and Sole Artisan Ales.

The café is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

This is the eighth Weis Markets beer café to open in Lehigh Valley. The company currently operates beer cafés in 48 of its Pennsylvania stores.

Contact:

1000 South Second Street
PO Box 471
Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801
1-866-999-9347

Source: Weis Markets, Inc.

Amazon to open fulfillment center in Jacksonville, FL

SEATTLE, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans for a more than 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Jacksonville, Fla. Amazon will create more than 1,500 full-time jobs at the site when the fulfillment center opens.

“Becoming a member of the Jacksonville community is very exciting for us as we grow our presence in Florida. We’re proud to be creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs to join the thousands we currently employ across the state,” said Akash Chauhan, vice president of Amazon’s North America Operations. “We look forward to continue building relationships in the community to make Jacksonville home.”

At the facility, Amazon employees will pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and consumer goods. Associates will work alongside innovative technologies to fulfill customer orders.

Governor Rick Scott said, “It is great news that Amazon continues to invest in Florida and create new jobs for our families. I look forward to their continued success in Jacksonville and across our state.”

“This is a huge win for our city and citizens,” said Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. “I am incredibly excited about the opportunities Amazon is bringing to our city, and specifically northwest Jacksonville, a community that will now serve as host to an international, state-of-the art fulfillment and distribution center. Their entry brings more than 1,500 new jobs, strengthens Jacksonville’s position as a destination for international business, and contributes to increased economic development growth and improved quality of life.”

Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one, as well as generous maternity and parental leave benefits.

In addition, Amazon offers employees innovative programs like Career Choice, where it will pre-pay 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon. Since the program’s launch four years ago, more than 7,000 employees in 10 countries have pursued degrees in game design and visual communications, nursing, IT programming and radiology, to name a few.

“The new Amazon fulfillment center is an incredible win for northeast Florida, and marks the single largest jobs announcement in Jacksonville’s history,” said Jerry Mallot, president of JAXUSA Partnership. “This project further supports our strategy of targeting outstanding companies, and solidifies Jacksonville as a region of wide open opportunity where anything is possible.”

To learn more about working at an Amazon fulfillment center, interested candidates can visit www.amazondelivers.jobs.

About Amazon
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

Media Hotline:
206-266-7180
Amazon-pr@amazon.com
www.amazon.com/pr

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

Nordstrom Rack to open at The Centre at Preston Ridge in Frisco, Texas

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at The Centre at Preston Ridge in Frisco, Texas. The approximately 33,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2017. The property is owned by Brixmor Property Group.

Nordstrom Rack will join Saks OFF 5TH, T.J. Maxx, Target, DSW, Ross, Ulta, Old Navy, Best Buy and many more shops and restaurants. The Centre at Preston Ridge is located at the corner of Gaylord Parkway and Preston Road, just northwest of where the Dallas North Tollway and Sam Rayburn Tollway meet.

“We’ve been fortunate to serve customers in Frisco with our full-line store at Stonebriar Center for more than 15 years, and we’ve heard from them how convenient it would be to also have a Rack location close by,” said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack. “We’re excited to get our doors open here and hope to offer our customers less time in the car and more time to shop the great brands they love at great prices.”

This will be the sixth Nordstrom Rack in the Dallas area. The company also operates four Nordstrom stores: Stonebriar Centre, NorthPark Center, Galleria Dallas, and North East Mall.

“Off-price retail is a rapidly growing segment that is highly desired by our consumers,” said Brian Finnegan, executive vice president of leasing for Brixmor Property Group. “Our redevelopment of Preston Ridge, driven by the addition of best-in-class retailers such as Nordstrom Rack, Saks OFF 5TH and J. Crew Mercantile, allows us to further strengthen the center’s appeal and to better serve the Frisco community.”

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories and shoes at an everyday savings of 30 to 70 percent off regular prices. The Rack carries merchandise from Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com, as well as specially purchased items from many of the top brands sold at Nordstrom. The Rack is designed to provide the ultimate treasure hunt to style-savvy customers.

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 329 stores in 39 states, including 121 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 200 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

About The Centre at Preston Ridge
Preston Ridge is a 780,000-square-foot power center anchored by top national retailers, including T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Ross Dress for Less, Ulta Beauty and Old Navy.  Plus, this market-dominant center boasts a strong lineup of popular restaurants, including Texas L & C Co. Steak House, Romano’s Macaroni Grill and Corner Bakery.

About Brixmor Property Group
Brixmor owns and operates the nation’s largest wholly owned portfolio of grocery-anchored community and neighborhood shopping centers, with 518 properties aggregating approximately 87 million square feet of gross leasable area located primarily across the top 50 U.S. metro markets.  Brixmor leverages its national footprint, local market knowledge and operational expertise to support the growth of its retail tenants. The Company is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio through strategic leasing and anchor space repositioning / redevelopment initiatives.  Headquartered in New York City, the Company is the largest landlord to The TJX Companies and The Kroger Company.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jessica Canfield
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 303-4250
Jessica.Canfield@nordstrom.com

Kristen Moore
Brixmor Property Group
(646) 344-8841
Kristen.Moore@brixmor.com

 

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

SPAR International partners with conglomerate Max Group LLC to open its first stores in Mongolia

AMSTERDAM, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR, the world’s largest food retail voluntary chain, has announced a new partnership with conglomerate Max Group LLC, to open its first stores in Mongolia. The partnership, which will see up to 60 SPAR-branded multi-format stores in Mongolia by 2020, was made at an official signing ceremony which took place during the visit of the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, to Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar.

Max Group is one of Mongolia’s leading retailers operating the existing chain of Max Food Supermarkets.  The new partnership will see these stores transfer to the SPAR brand, and the opening of new SPAR supermarkets from 2017 onwards. The Netherlands-based SPAR International reported global retail sales in 2015 of €33 billion from over 12,100 stores across four continents. Mongolia brings to 43 the number of countries where SPAR has operations globally.

Prime Minister Rutte was visiting Mongolia to attend the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit and to promote trade with the Netherlands in the region. Speaking at the signing of the contracts between SPAR and Max Group, the Prime Minister Rutte, said, “It is greatly encouraging to see a company like SPAR, which started as a partnership of Dutch retailers and wholesalers more than 80 years ago, helping bring retail best practice to the Mongolian marketplace.”

SPAR International Managing Director, Tobias Wasmuht said “SPAR is delighted to be launching in Mongolia in partnership with the Max Group.  We see Mongolia as a dynamic and rapidly developing consumer market with a growing demand for modern world class food retail. We are highly confident that we can build on our strong presence in the region by leveraging our scale with the SPAR operations in neighbouring Irkutsk, Russia and Inner Mongolia, China. This collaboration combined with our modern retail formats, supply chain and international sourcing as well as investing in the training and development in people locally will act as a significant support structure for the growth and development of SPAR in Mongolia. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands who were instrumental in facilitating the partnership between SPAR and the Max Group.”

Max Group LLC is a family business established in the 1990s which has a wide variety of operations and business interests including supermarkets, fast food restaurants, department stores, real estate, precious metal mining and is the country’s largest dairy producer and milk bottler. Max Group LLC already employs over 2,500 people in Mongolia. Max Group President, Ganbaatar Dagvadorj said “Bringing the words leading retail chain, SPAR, to Mongolia is not just beneficial to Max Group it is a big opportunity for Mongolia as well and I am very excited about this partnership. Max is dedicated to bringing the SPAR’s commitment to excellence in fresh, passion for quality, outstanding service and exceptional value to consumers in Mongolia.”

Contact:

Telephone:+31 20 626 6749
Email:info@spar-international.com

Source: Spar-International

John Lewis to open its Chelmsford shop on Thursday 29 September

London, 2016-Jul-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis today announces its shop in Chelmsford, alongside the wider Bond Street development, will open its doors to customers for the first time at 9.30 am on Thursday 29 September.

John Lewis Chelmsford’s 90,000 sq ft shop represents an £18 M investment in Chelmsford by the retailer. As well as offering more than 65,000 fashion, beauty, home and electrical products, the shop will bring together the retailer’s best services, including a beauty treatment room, a Foreign Exchange bureau and a Nursery Advice service. Customers will also be able to take advantage of John Lewis’s click & collect facility and benefit from 20 minutes free parking in the Bond Street car parks.

Laura Rawstron, branch manager, John Lewis Chelmsford said: ‘I’m thrilled to be able to confirm that John Lewis Chelmsford will open on Thursday 29 September. The business has had ambition to open a shop  in Essex for some time now, and the Bond Street development couldn’t be a better proposition for us.

‘I am delighted to be welcoming a team who I know will deliver the exceptional levels of customer service that John Lewis is renowned for to the people of Chelmsford and Essex, and look forward to meeting our very first customers in just over two months time.’

Tony Chambers, Chairman, Aquila, commented: ‘The opening of the new John Lewis store, along with a fantastic range of other shops and restaurants, will transform the shopping experience in Chelmsford. This has been a long time coming but I am confident it will prove to be worth waiting for.’

Other retailers opening on the same day as part of the wider Bond Street development include White Company, Foyles, Joules and Jack Wills. Located at the heart of the city centre, the development will feature a range of riverside restaurants and an Everyman cinema.

The opening date announcement comes as John Lewis Chelmsford launches its search for local charities to support as part of its Community Matters programme. Anyone can nominate a charity which sees £3,000 split between three important local charities every 12 weeks.

Nominations for Essex’s first Community Matters programme can be made by sending a 100-200 word nomination to CommunityMattersEssex@johnlewis.co.uk. Emails should highlight the charity’s cause and why it’s important to Chelmsford residents.

Notes to editors
John Lewis – operates 46 John Lewis shops across the UK (32 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. It is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest example of worker co-ownership and all 30,000 John Lewis staff are Partners in the business.

John Lewis typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines in its department stores across fashion, home and technology, and was named ‘Best In-Store Experience’, ‘Best Clothing Retailer,’ ‘Best Electricals Retailer,’ ‘Best Furniture Retailer,’ ‘Best Homewares Retailer’ and ‘Best Click & Collect Retailer’ in the 2016 Verdict Customers Satisfaction awards.

Johnlewis.com stocks over 280,000 products, and is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK. John Lewis Insurance offers a range of comprehensive insurance products – home, car, wedding and event, travel and pet insurance and life cover – delivering the values of expertise, trust and customer service expected from the John Lewis brand.

You can follow John Lewis on the following social media channels:
www.johnlewis.com/twitter 
www.johnlewis.com/facebook 
www.johnlewis.com/youtube

General enquires:

For further information please contact:

Vikki Speed
Senior Communications Officer Corporate & Brand
Telephone: 0207 931 4921
Email: vikki.speed@johnlewis.co.uk

Source: John Lewis Partnership

Nordstrom Rack to open at CityPlace in Woodbury, Minnesota in spring 2017

SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at CityPlace in Woodbury, Minn., outside of Minneapolis. The approximately 26,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in spring 2017. The property is owned and managed by Elion Partners, a Florida-based real estate investment firm.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to expand our presence in Minnesota and better serve our customers by opening an additional Nordstrom Rack in the Twin Cities,” said Geevy Thomas, president ofNordstrom Rack. “Our new store will offer customers in the surrounding communities of Oakdale, Landfall, Lake Elmo, Cottage Grove, Maplewood, Newport and Afton an additional way to shop for the Nordstrom brands they love at great prices.”

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories and shoes at an everyday savings of 30-70 percent off regular prices.Nordstrom Rack merchandise, available at Rack stores and at Nordstromrack.com, comes from Nordstrom stores, Nordstrom.com as well as specially purchased items from many of the top brands available at Nordstrom. The Rack is designed to provide the ultimate treasure hunt to style-savvy customers.

This will be the fourth Rack store in Minnesota with existing locations in Bloomington at Mall of America,Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove and Shoppes at Knollwood in St. Louis Park. The company also operates two full-line stores at Mall of America and Ridgedale Shopping Center.

“Nordstrom Rack is a great compliment to the other topline tenants that have come to CityPlace,” saidJuan DeAngulo, managing principal with Elion Partners. “We look forward to the opening of the next phase in the spring of 2017.”

About Nordstrom
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 329 stores in 39 states, including 121 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 200 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com andHauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSEunder the symbol JWN.

CityPlace
CityPlace is a 100-acre, master-planned development located in Woodbury, Minnesota. The vision behind CityPlace is to create a dynamic, mixed-use development in a prime suburban location. A true work-play-stay community, CityPlace brings diverse opportunities for recreation, shopping, and cultural activities while balancing work with amenities and supportive functions.  Located at the northeast corner of Radio Drive and Hudson Road, CityPlace includes pedestrian-friendly scenic trails, Class A office space, a Whole Foods Market, shopping, dining, and a Residence Inn by Marriott hotels. For more information, visit www.CityPlaceMN.com.

About Elion Partners
Elion Partners is a real estate investment firm focused on developing and acquiring quality commercial properties across multiple regions of the U.S., while delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns for its private and institutional investors. With more than 170 transactions valued in excess of $3.5 billion, Elion’s principals have successfully managed full-cycle investments across a variety of asset types, including industrial, office, retail, multifamily and mixed-use properties.

For further information, visit http://www.elionpartners.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jessica Canfield
Nordstrom, Inc.
(206) 303-4250
Jessica.Canfield@nordstrom.com

Gail D. Shore
Elion Partners/Kraus-Anderson
954-925-6102 direct, 612-770-4106 cell
gshore@winternet.com

SOURCE: Nordstrom, Inc.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop to open its doors at 1240 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg on July 8

CHICAGO , 2016-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Potbelly Sandwich Shop will open its doors at 1240 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, Tuesday, July 8. This will give area residents the chance to experience the lively, neighborhood hangout that makes Potbelly Sandwich Shop “The Best Place for Lunch.”

Desirae Mills is the general manager and has been with Potbelly since 2012. “ I started as an Assistant Manager in Washington D.C. and then moved to help open the Woodbridge location.” Mills said. “In March 2013, I took over as the General Manager of the Woodbridge location, and am so excited for the new Potbelly to open in Fredericksburg. So many people commute up north and get Potbelly for lunch, but now with the new location opening they can have it whenever those cravings come calling.”

The shop will partner which  during its pre-opening event, the Oven Warming party, to help raise funds and awareness for the organization. “Habitat for Humanity was recommended to us from other Potbelly locations that had partnered with them for different events,” said Mills. “We are excited to give back since they do so much to help our community.”

Known for its good vibes in addition to great sandwiches, live music has been a part of the Potbelly experience since the first shop opened in 1977. Neighborhood musicians put a little rhythm into lunch by performing live at Potbelly Sandwich Shops around the country. Musicians interested in performing at the new Fredericksburg Potbelly should contact the shop manager to apply and be scheduled for an audition.

Potbelly has built a passionate, loyal following of fans who spread the word about the fun, energetic atmosphere and great food. The unique Potbelly experience is defined by its combination of toasty warm sandwiches, hand-dipped shakes, tasty made-to-order salads, as well as friendly and lively people.

“I feel that our food, employees and the general atmosphere is what makes Potbelly unique,” Mills said, “The meats we use are sliced fresh daily, our melt- in- your -mouth cookies baked fresh each morning, and our shakes are just what you need to get you through the second half of your work day. ”

This is the first Potbelly Sandwich Shop to open in Fredericksburg and will staff approximately 20 employees and managers. The location will be open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Delivery service will start a few weeks after opening and will be available Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with minimum orders of $25.

About Potbelly Sandwich Shop

From its humble beginnings as a small antique store on Chicago’s North Side, Potbelly Sandwich Shop is now in neighborhoods across 18 different states. Each unique shop offers toasty warm sandwiches, craveable salads and hand-dipped milkshakes all made fresh to order, and delicious cookies baked fresh each day. Potbelly has built its reputation as a mealtime hangout where great food, friends, eclectic neighborhood décor and live, local music combine to create an atmosphere unlike any other. The Company owns and operates over 300 shops in the United States, with franchisees operating over twenty shops domestically and in the Middle East.

For more information, visit www.potbelly.com.

About the Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity 

The Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity (http://www.fredhab.org/site/ ) brings the community together to build decent, affordable housing—and hope—for people in need. Habitat provides a “hand up” to home ownership through sweat equity, donor generosity, volunteer labor and interest-free mortgages.

The Fredericksburg Habitat operates in the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania and King George. Habitat for Humanity charges no interest to the homeowner and makes no profit from building with our low-income families.

Source: Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Weis Markets receives final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approval to open beer café in its North Cedar Crest Boulevard store in Allentown

SUNBURY, PA and ALLENTOWN, PA, 2016-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets today received final Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) approval to open a beer café in its store on North Cedar Crest Boulevard in Allentown. The café is stocked and now open for business.

This is Weis Markets seventh in-store beer café in the Lehigh Valley.

The 30-seat beer café will sell beer for both on premise consumption and take-out. It offers more than 900 varieties, including an extensive collection of local craft beers, including those brewed by Weybacher, Victory and Saucony Creek.

The café is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The company currently operates beer cafés in 45 of its Pennsylvania stores.

About Weis Markets

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 162 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.

For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.

Source: Weis Markets