IGA to raise funds and awareness to help parents and families end the nation’s opioid epidemic

CHICAGO, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — IGA USA today (August 8, 2017) announced that it is collaborating with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to launch the first-ever IGA Cares initiative. Through in-store fundraising activities and the sales of specially marked IGA Exclusive Brand products, the IGA Cares initiative will support the mission of the Partnership, a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use. During this national campaign – which began running in participating IGA stores on August 1st – IGA will raise both critical funds and awareness to help parents and families and help end the nation’s opioid epidemic.

A number of in-store fundraising activites are available from August to December through the sale of specially marked IGA Exclusive Brand products available for purchase in participating IGA stores, and an instore pin-up promotion that will run in stores from mid-August through October. In addition to fundraising, IGA will help to raise awareness of the nation’s opioid epidemic and spread the word about how families can get help through the Partnership’s resources with an informational web page on www.igabetterchoices.com.

“For more than 90 years now, IGA retailers have been building the brand’s reputation by doing their part to give back and support worthy causes in the communities they serve,” Dave Bennett, IGA senior vice president of Procurement & Private Brands, said. “It is only natural that we would use the power of our IGA Exclusive Brand line to align IGA and its retailers with the causes that matter to today’s consumer on a national level, as well. Working with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to raise awareness and funds during our first-ever IGA Cares initiative, we can do our part to make sure families in IGA communities across the country who are impacted by their son or daughter’s substance use don’t have to suffer alone.”

“With the launch of this inaugural IGA Cares initiative, IGA is demonstrating the true spirit of corporate social responsibility and solidifying their commitment to making a difference in the lives of so many families,” said Marcia Lee Taylor, Chief Policy Advisor for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. “We are honored that IGA has chosen to partner with us, especially at this critical time when the country is facing an urgent opioid epidemic. Through this effort, IGA will help us support parents and families who are dealing with a child’s substance use or addiction, and in doing so, they will undoubtedly help local IGA communities nationwide.”

Learn more about the Partnership’s extensive resources for families at drugfree.org. Learn more about IGA at www.iga.com.

About IGA
IGA is the world’s largest voluntary supermarket network with aggregate worldwide retail sales of more than $36 billion per year. The Alliance includes nearly 5,000 Hometown Proud Supermarkets worldwide, supported by 29 distribution centers and more than 30 major manufacturers, vendors and suppliers encompassing everything from grocery to equipment items and retail services. IGA has operations in 46 of the United States and more than 32 countries, commonwealths and territories.

About the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is committed to helping families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use. We empower families with information, support and guidance to get the help their loved one needs and deserves. On our website, drugfree.org, and through our toll-free helpline (1-855-DRUGFREE), we provide families with direct support and guidance to help them address teen substance use. Finally, we build healthy communities, advocating for greater understanding and more effective programs to treat the disease of addiction. As a national nonprofit, we depend on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the public sector and are thankful to SAG-AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity. We are proud to receive a Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, as well as a National Accredited Charity Seal from the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance.

Contact:

Phone: (773) 693-4520
Fax: (773) 693-4533

Source: IGA

Staples helps parents and students get back to school on budget with lowest prices on technology

Staples helps parents and students get back to school on budget with lowest prices on technology
Staples helps parents and students get back to school on budget with lowest prices on technology

 

FRAMINGHAM, Mass, 2016-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) is offering the lowest prices on technology this back-to-school season. Top brand laptops as low as $249.99, earbuds as low as $7 and an exclusive bundle deal on the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 help parents and students get back to school on budget.

“Building on 30 years of back-to-school experience, Staples is in stock all season long with the latest technology and tech services backed by our 110% Lowest Price Guarantee,” said Eric Cayton, vice president, merchandising, Staples. “We make it easy for parents and students to get the right technology including laptops, tablets, PCs and tech accessories at the lowest prices.”

Amazing Technology Deals for Back To School
Among the top technology deals at Staples are:

  • Lightweight 15-inch laptops including the Dell® Intel® Pentium® Notebook and the Dell® Inspiron Notebook each priced at $249.99 for back to school.
  • Students can also save more than $300 with the Microsoft® Surface Pro 4 exclusive Staples® bundle ($999.99 with coupon code 85005) that includes the ultra-light tablet with Windows 10, the Microsoft Surface Dock, Microsoft Office 365 software and a wireless mobile mouse.
  • All laptops, desktops or all-in-one PC purchases at Staples also qualify for free 30 days of tech support and prices are backed by the Staples 110% Lowest Price Guarantee.
  • College students and teachers can also receive exclusive offers by signing up at www.staples.com/exclusivedeals.

Streaming devices such as the Google Chromecast provide students with entertainment, wearable fitness trackers keep them moving and headphones help them tune out distractions and relax.

Must Have Tech Accessories
Students can keep their tech and tech accessories protected and organized with backpacks and accessories designed specifically for students with technology including:

  • Exclusive Designed by Students Back 2 Back Backpack ($49.99)
  • Jansport Digital Student Backpack ($54.99)
  • Jansport Digital Burrito Pouch ($17.99)
  • Jansport Pixel Pouch ($17.99)

The Staples Less List for School features lowest prices top tech essentials every student needs including Staples Earbuds ($7.00), USB Drives (8GB, 4-Pack $14.00), Display Calculators ($5.00) and Coppertop Batteries (AAA 4-Pack $4.00) and more.

Additional ways to save include the Staples technology trade-in program (get paid when you trade in old devices), weekly school steals and 110% Lowest Price Guarantee.

For media information, visit www.staples.com/btspr

About Staples, Inc.
Staples retail stores and Staples.com help small business customers make more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded business services and easy ways to shop, all backed with a lowest price guarantee. Staples offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want – in store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com customers can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free from Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded services also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store Business Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying, scanning, faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service Print & Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business lending and credit services.

Staples Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers make more happen by offering a curated assortment of products and services combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service, competitive pricing and state-of-the art-ecommerce site. Staples Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things businesses need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities cleaning and maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology, furniture, interior design and Print & Marketing Services. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South America,Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.

Contact:
Kaitlyn Reardon
508-253-4195
Kaitlyn.Reardon@Staples.com

Carrie McElwee
508-253-1405
Carrie.McElwee@Staples.com

Source: Staples, Inc.

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ALDI introduces Little Journey line of baby products at prices that will save parents up to 50% on their grocery bills

Batavia, Ill., 2016-Aug-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — ALDI knows parenting can be hectic, but grocery shopping shouldn’t be. As one of America’s favorite grocery stores*, ALDI is helping busy moms and dads with Little Journey, the first full line of baby products hitting ALDI store shelves nationwide next week. The new line features award-winning** baby changing and feeding essentials, including organic puree pouches in a dozen varieties, at prices that will save parents up to 50 percent*** on their grocery bills. In honor of Little Journey supporting parents and little ones alike, ALDI also pledged more than $350,000 in the form of funds and baby changing essentials to the March of Dimes’ Give them tomorrow Campaign**** and Feeding America®.

“With the introduction of Little Journey, we’re thrilled to now provide parents with an easier, more affordable way to shop for quality baby essentials,” said Liz Ruggles, director of marketing, ALDI, and a mom. “Additionally, through our work with March of Dimes and Feeding America, we’re excited to be able to give back to our communities and further support parents and babies around the country.”

Passionate about saving shoppers time and money on weekly must-have items, Little Journey is another way ALDI is evolving to meet the varying needs of ALDI shoppers – and their growing families. ALDI is known for its simple, efficient approach to grocery shopping, and now that experience includes shopping for baby products. Little Journey helps parents save time and money in the grocery store, so they can spend more of both with the ones they love.

Even More to Love!
Starting this month, ALDI will be stocking its shelves with affordably priced, high-quality Little Journey diapers, snacks and wipes to help keep babies (and their parents’ wallets) happy. With many products in the line awarded the prestigious Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval™, parents can trust their children are getting the best.

Cozy Changes: Little Journey’s award-winning changing essentials have children and parents covered with gentle cleansing wipes, diapers in six sizes for growing little ones and training pants for on-the-go toddlers. For more information about Little Journey changing essentials, please visit: http://bit.ly/2bf7pHG

Friendly Feedings: ALDI understands every child’s feeding journey is unique. To help, the Little Journey range of powder formulas features four infant formulas, including sensitive and soybased, as well as one toddler formula to give tiny tummies the expert-recommended nutrition they need. For more information about Little Journey formulas, please visit: http://bit.ly/2b8fEIk

Sensible Snacking: As your child grows, so does Little Journey. The line’s award-winning infantto-toddler snacks are easy for little ones to chew and just the right size for little fingers to manage. Clearly labeled for every stage of a child’s development and with products including organic puree pouches, baked whole grain corn snacks, Yogurt Bites and more, Little Journey snacks are tasty treats little ones will love, made from ingredients parents will feel good about. For more information about Little Journey pouches and snacks, please visit: http://bit.ly/2aLzk2v

The Special Delivery Celebration
ALDI values every customer – especially the little ones. The grocer pledged a $100,000 donation to the March of Dimes in support of the nonprofit’s Give them tomorrow Campaign. Through the donation, ALDI will help the March of Dimes with its mission to improve the health and wellness of moms and babies across the US through healthy pregnancy and prenatal care programs.

Dedicated to giving back to its communities, ALDI also partnered with Feeding America to distribute more than $200,000 worth of changing essentials to Feeding America member food banks around the country. Each ALDI store will work with its local Feeding America chapter to help bring these high-quality products to babies and parents in ALDI markets. In addition, ALDI made a $50,000 gift to Feeding America to support hunger-relief efforts.

And the celebration doesn’t end there. This month, ALDI kicks off a multifaceted marketing campaign featuring TV spots, radio commercials, online banner ads and a mobile marketing tour. From August through November, Little Journey will hit the road with the Little Journey Little Ones Rest Stop, a mobile ‘pop-up’ changing and feeding station. The roaming rest stop will visit festivals, celebrations and events across the country to hand out product samples and provide a safe, clean place for event-going parents to change and feed little ones.

About ALDI Inc.
A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates more than 1,500 US stores in 34 states. More than 32 million customers each month save up to 50 percent*** on their grocery bills, benefiting from the ALDI simple and streamlined approach to retailing. ALDI sells the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is so confident in the quality of its products, the company offers a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price. ALDI was honored with the 2015 Supermarket News Retail Achievement Award, recognizing the company for its ongoing business expansion and product evolution. For more information about ALDI, visit aldi.us.

About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and health information, visit our websites marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

About Feeding America Feeding
America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

*According to a survey of US consumers conducted in 2016 by Market Force Information.
**To see a complete list of Little Journey products that have been awarded the 2016 Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval visit http://ptpa.com/winners/.
***Based upon a price comparison of comparable products sold at leading national retail grocery stores.
****The March of Dimes does not endorse specific products or brands.

Contacts:

Kim Morrison
(312) 988-2244
kmorrison@webershandwick.com

Jodie Kehoe
(312) 988-2230
jkehoe@webershandwick.com

Source: ALDI

Holiday Gifts Your Family Will Thank You For

YourFamilyConstitution.com, a family relationship resource haven designed to help struggling families implement clarity, consistency and commitment in their homes, offers peace of mind this holiday season with best-selling book Your Family Constitution: A Modern Approach to Family Values & Household Structure.

Author Scott Gale, leverages his personal experiences with the highs and lows of parenting to develop a powerful tool that helps families deal with the daily challenges, utilizing what he calls the 3Cs- clarity, consistency and commitment. Your Family Constitution provides a step-by-step solutions that parents can follow to improve family communication, increase quality family time and reduce household tension.

The holidays are known for being a time of reflection, togetherness and, in most cases, added stress, strain and conflict. The pressures of shopping, festivities and gatherings can be enough to drive the tension level to the extremes; however, with the tips, tools and resources laid out in Your Family Constitution, readers can journey through introspective learning and reflection, identification and prioritization of household issues, and finally, implementation of boundaries and structure that leaves family members feeling more calm, connected and at peace.

With refreshing honesty and frankness, Scott Gale shares his experiences and helps parents identify the core issues within their own family dynamics. “The goal of this book was to provide parents a step-by-step approach to enhance and reconnect the family structure,” said Scott Gale, author of Your Family Constitution.

In this book, parents will learn how to determine which important traits they most want to pass on to their children….and how to effectively transfer those qualities in a fun and meaningful way. Readers can take an in-depth and personal look at the 3C’s (clarity, consistency and commitment) that every family needs to run smoothly.

Gale’s Family Constitution is a familial contract created by all members of the family, assuring a high level of ownership and commitment. It helps keep modern technological and cultural obstacles from impeding parents’ ability to raise hard-working, balanced and appreciative kids. The long term benefits of this book put it at the top of holiday gift ideas. For more benefits of this and other family relationship books, please visit http://www.yourfamilyconstitution.com/book for more information.

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The 10 year anniversary of the Tesco Baby & Toddler Clubis marked by the launch of a new online service

For the last 10 years, the phenomenally successful Tesco Baby & Toddler Club has helped over 1m parents throughout the UK by providing them with support at just the time they need it most. Now, to mark its 10th birthday, the Club has launched a compelling new set of member benefits and a fantastic new website.

Celebrating a new arrival – Baby & Toddler Club online in keeping with the Tesco ‘Every Little Helps’ philosophy, and in direct response to the 98% of Baby & Toddler Club members who asked Tesco for support through an online service.

“Our members told us that while they really valued the information we gave them through the Club magazines, they wanted an online offering as well. This allows us to provide support when parents need it most – even if that is at 3am with a screaming baby“, says Jenna Copeland, Tesco Baby & Toddler Club Manager.

“Our new website means that mums can instantly access the information they need and, if they need further reassurance, can contact other mums in our Chat Room. This new initiative is just part of the commitment is putting behind providing our customers with the very best in online services and we know it is something that will be welcomed not only by our members, but by parents throughout the UK.” Tesco

The Baby & Toddler Club online will offer a wealth of information at parents’ fingertips, as well as being a genuine 24/7 club where mums can make new friends online, share experiences and offer each other support. Other features include:

– ‘You and Your Baby’ – a comprehensive guide to all the ups and downs of pregnancy and the first 3 years of parenthood & childhood.

– Recipes– recipes for pregnant women, babies & toddlers.

– Baby Diaries – true life diaries of a pregnant mum, a new mum and a dad of two toddlers.

– Ask an expert – FAQ on topics from nutrition and development to child psychology and relationships. An opportunity to post a question to be answered by one of 10 Baby & Toddler Club experts.

– Baby forums – customers who register their interest for the baby forum will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a year’s supply of nappies.

– About the Club – an opportunity for parents to join the Tesco Baby & Toddler Club online, including the latest Mums’ Choice information and winning products, a guide to what’s on in store.

A bonanza of fantastic benefits for club members

The new website isn’t the only exciting new development. New Club members will be able to gain up to 10,000 Tesco Clubcard Points (over the lifetime of their membership) by redeeming Points Coupons in their club mailings, as well as receiving a free parking permit that allows them to park in ‘Parent and Child’ spaces closest to the store. And the Club’s new Welcome Brochure is packed with other exclusive special offers:

Customers shopping with Tesco Direct save 10% off any purchase for their baby through Tesco Direct. This service is particularly useful for large items such as cots, buggies, high chairs, car seats and bathroom accessories and everything is delivered straight to the customer’s door. There are over 8,000 new products available, with more than 1,000 especially for babies and toddlers.

RAC discount: There’s nothing more important when traveling with a little one than feeling safe in the knowledge that your car is in tip-top condition – but it can be expensive. That’s why Tesco has teamed up with RAC to offer a 20% discount over the lifetime of the membership, plus a £30 Tesco gift card.

Free Huggies Baby Beginnings Basket: For that little something extra, when new members buy a pack of Huggies Newborn Size 1 nappies in Tesco stores, they can redeem a basket of goodies, including wipes, powder, tissues, Baby’s First record book, money-saving coupons, a Huggies teddy bear and a muslin cloth.

Tesco Baby & Toddler Club is the longest running retailer Club for pregnant women and parents of children under the age of three. Over 320,000 members are proof of its popularity – and this number is increasing daily as more expectant mums and new parents join Baby & Toddler Club. Absolutely free to join, members receive tailored magazines every 3-6 months packed full of relevant, useful information and provide the ultimate helping hand when they need it most. This will also help family finances as each magazine comes with Points Coupons on many baby essentials and treats for members!

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