The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. to close its store at the Schuylkill Mall in Frackville, Pennsylvania

MILWAUKEE, WI, 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT), today (April 1, 2017)  announced it will close its Bon-Ton store at the Schuylkill Mall in Frackville, Pennsylvania. The company has entered into an agreement to sell the store property as of May 1, 2017, when the store will close. The closing will impact approximately 35 associates at this location.

“Closing a store is never an easy decision,” commented Kathryn Bufano, president and chief executive officer for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. “We would like to thank the loyal customers who have shopped with Bon-Ton over the years as well as our devoted store associates for their dedication and friendly customer service to this community.”

The affected associates at Bon-Ton’s Schuylkill Mall location will be offered the opportunity to interview for available positions at stores in the area or receive career transition benefits, including severance, according to established practices and state employment service support.

Customers are invited to shop at nearby Bon-Ton locations at Bloomsburg Mall, Bloomsburg, PA; Berkshire Mall, Reading, PA; Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre, PA or online at the company’s website at bonton.com .

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 262 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 25 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. For further information, please visit http://investors.bonton.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Christine Hojnacki
414-347-5329
christine.hojnacki@bonton.com

Source: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

Kimco Realty Corp. announces new retail leases at its Suburban Square in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Two tenants to transform former Macy’s space; two additional leases signed

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) announced today (1/19/2017 ) that it has signed four retail leases totaling 94,100 square feet at its historic Suburban Square in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, kickstarting the next phase in its approximately $70 million repositioning of the center. Life Time® – The Healthy Way of Life Company will lease 78,636 square feet in the former Macy’s space for an upscale Diamond-level club featuring a premier healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment destination, scheduled to open in fall 2017. Filling the remaining 10,540 square feet of the building is West Elm, a national popular, upscale home furnishing and accessories store.

These new leases are the latest development in Kimco’s transformation of Suburban Square through an all-encompassing redevelopment program. At completion, Suburban Square will provide an unparalleled shopping and lifestyle experience along the Main Line. The program includes new parking, beautification efforts, and the addition of a diverse roster of dining, retail, and health and beauty services options, all of which will create a modern day retail experience at this landmark Main Line destination.

The opening of Life Time Athletic Ardmore at Suburban Square will be the company’s fourth in the Philadelphia market following the openings of two additional locations this year in Fort Washington and King of Prussia. A location in Mount Laurel opened in 2015. As its premier flagship location in Philadelphia, the Suburban Square destination will offer Main Line residents exceptional boutique programming, specialized studios, and premium amenities, services and entertainment in a resort-like setting. An online Wait List has opened to be notified when memberships are available at www.lifetimeathletic.com/ardmore.

The Ardmore West Elm will be the retailer’s fifth location in Pennsylvania and is scheduled to open its doors in fall 2017.

In addition to Life Time Fitness and West Elm, Kimco has signed leases with Drybar and Anthony Vince’ Nail Spa. These leases come on the heels of recent retailer signings for SoulCycle; Sephora; Eaves, a local women’s apparel boutique; jeweler Kendra Scott; and a space expansion for outerwear retailer Barbour.

“These new leases kick off Phase II of the approximately $70 million, multi-year redevelopment of Suburban Square,” said Tom Simmons, President, Mid-Atlantic Region at Kimco Realty. “We are pleased with the progress of the first phase of development, and strategically planned this next layer to bring an exciting new selection of amenities and tenants to the center, with all construction being complete before Suburban Square’s 90th anniversary next year. Our diverse retailer mix features a blend of retail, services, medical, and dining options, offering something for everyone.”

For Phase I of the redevelopment, Kimco is currently constructing a four-level, 629-space parking garage at the Square’s East Lot. The garage, which will open in September 2017 prior to Life Time Fitness’ grand opening, will include 3,000 square feet of ground level retail space. Additionally, existing tenant Trader Joe’s is in the midst of a 4,000-square-foot expansion.

Once these projects are complete, Suburban Square will enter its third stage of the redevelopment in early 2018. The current “Commuter Lot” on Coulter Ave. will transform into “Station Row”—a mixed-use building with 20,000 square feet of street level retail space and 17,000 square feet of office space above; restaurant spaces with outdoor dining patios; and a new public plaza. The courtyard facing the new Life Time Athletic club and West Elm will also be redeveloped for shoppers to further enjoy the center.

About Kimco

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of open-air shopping centers. As of September 30, 2016, the company owned interests in 534 U.S. shopping centers comprising 86 million square feet of leasable space across 35 states and Puerto Rico. Publicly traded on the NYSE since 1991, and included in the S&P 500 Index, the company has specialized in shopping center acquisitions, development and management for more than 50 years. For further information, please visit www.kimcorealty.com, the company’s blog at blog.kimcorealty.com, or follow Kimco on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kimcorealty.

About Life Time®, The Healthy Way of Life Company

Life Time is a privately held, comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment Lifestyle Company that offers a personalized and scientific approach to long-term health and wellness. Through its portfolio of distinctive resort-like destinations, athletic events and corporate health services, the Healthy Way of Life Company helps members achieve their goals everyday with the support of a team of dedicated professionals and an array of proprietary health assessments. As of January 2017, the company operates 122 centers in 26 states and 35 major markets under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information is available at www.lifetimefitness.com.

Contact:
Jennifer Maisch
Director, Corporate Communications
516-869-7224
jmaisch@kimcorealty.com

Source: Kimco Realty Corp.

Wawa announces the opening of its 500th fuel store at Cheltenham, Pennsylvania

In Honor of Veterans Day, Wawa Honors Special Veterans, Hosts a Hoagie-Building Competition and Awards 500 Gallons of Fuel to USO for a Returning Hero

Cheltenham, PA, 2016-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wawa Inc., today (November 9, 2016) announced a major milestone in its more-than-50-year history—the grand opening of its 500th fuel store, located at 8250 Limekiln Pike in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania. On Thursday, November 10, at 10:00 a.m., the grand opening celebration of Wawa’s 500th fuel store located at 8250 Limekiln Pike in Cheltenham will begin. Representatives from the Horsham, Pennsylvania, Air and Army National Guard; Liberty USO; Cheltenham Township and Pennsylvania state representatives; Cheltenham Fire and Police; local veterans and military members; Wawa associates and customers; and Wawa’s mascot, Wally Goose, will join in the ceremony. The event will include a charitable Hoagies for Heroes hoagie-building competition, as representatives from the Cheltenham Fire and Police and the Horsham Air and Army National Guard face off in a battle of bravery, skill and sandwich-making expertise. Each team will be challenged to see who can build the most hoagies in three minutes in the traditional Wawa way. Wawa will conclude the Hoagies for Heroes competitions by presenting checks on behalf of the winning and runner up teams, for $1,000 to the charities of their choice.

In addition to the fuel milestone and in honor of Veterans Day, which takes place the next day, this historic celebration will recognize the men and women of our armed forces with a special tribute to our country’s veterans and a charitable hoagie-building competition between members of the Horsham Air and Army Guard and the Cheltenham Fire and Police. As part of the grand opening, Wawa will offer free any-size coffee to all customers, all day at this location. In anticipation of Veterans Day, Wawa will host a care package assembly station where members of the public can assemble a care package with Wawa coffee, goodies and, if they wish, write a handwritten letter of appreciation. All care packages will be shipped by the USO to deployed troops in time for the holidays.

“When we determined our 500th fuel store grand opening was happening the day before Veterans Day, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by paying tribute to the men and women who protect the freedoms we all enjoy,” said Brian Schaller, Wawa’s Vice President of Fuel. “Today we honor the associates and customers who have helped us achieve this milestone, as well as our heroes who make our communities and our country such a special place. It’s hard to believe in just 20 years we’ve grown to now include 500 Wawa stores offering quality fuel across six states. We are so honored to fuel our customers not only in the morning or afternoon with a cup of coffee and a sandwich, but to get them on their way by selling more gallons per site than anyone else in the United States and being a market share leader in every market we serve as reported by the Oil Price Information Service. We look forward to continuing to open more stores and to serve more customers than ever before!”

Since opening its first fuel store in 1996 in Millsboro, Delaware, Wawa has expanded to offer fuel at 500 out of its more than 730 stores across its six-state operating area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. Wawa sells diesel in over 400 of its fuel stores. In 2015 Wawa launched the Wawa Credit Card featuring a rewards program for fuel purchases at Wawa https://www.wawa.com/wawacreditcard/. Today, Wawa sells over 2% of all the fuel sold in the country and earlier in 2016 opened its first store to offer cleaner burning CNG as a vehicle fueling option for customers.

CONTACT:
public.relations@wawa.com

Source: Wawa Inc.

Sheetz announces doorstep delivery in Morgantown, West Virginia and State College, Pennsylvania through OrderUp from Groupon

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-Oct-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, is proud to announce that it has partnered with OrderUp from Groupon, an on-demand restaurant food-delivery service. Sheetz has partnered with OrderUp operations in two locations: Morgantown, West Virginia, and State College, Pennsylvania. Customers in these two locations can now place orders from local Sheetz stores and have them delivered to their doorstep.

“We are so excited about this partnership with OrderUp because it reflects the same values and priorities that we have at Sheetz—getting what you want, when you want and how you want it,” says Ryan Sheetz, Director of Brand Strategy for Sheetz. “We also know that Morgantown and State College have a strong fan base of Sheetz Freakz, so we are thrilled to be able to serve our customers even when they are not physically at a store location.”

Customers in Morgantown and State College are able to click on the free OrderUp app—available on Android and iOS—select Sheetz, view the available items for delivery, and place and pay for the order. The service partners with restaurants that typically do not offer deliveries, and with local, independent delivery drivers who are screened by OrderUp. Some of the Sheetz items offered through OrderUp include the store’s signature M•T•O® (Made to Order) sandwiches; breakfasts; salads; burritos; snacks such as fries, gourmet pretzels, chicken stripz and tater totz; pizzas and subs.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Sheetz and give their customers access to whatever they’re craving, when they crave it and wherever the craving hits,” said Chris Jeffery, CEO and co-founder of OrderUp. “We will provide Sheetz with the scale and end-to-end ordering and delivery capabilities they need to reach new and returning customers. We are excited to add Sheetz to our lineup of restaurants who haven’t offered delivery until now.”

Sheetz’s partnership with OrderUp in Morgantown and State College reflects the brand’s dedication to millennials and college students. Due to Sheetz’s popularity among this demographic, in 2015, Sheetz opened a Sheetz Café, a fuel-free Sheetz convenience store with a focus on food and beverage offerings, in Morgantown and State College, just blocks from the campuses of West Virginia University and Penn State.

To learn more about Sheetz’s new partnership, please visit www.sheetz.com.

About Sheetz, Inc.

Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 17,500 employees. The company operates over 535 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 10  Best Workplaces in Retail, Top 12 Best places to work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

About OrderUp from Groupon

OrderUp from Groupon is the most complete on-demand food delivery marketplace for local markets outside of the top metros. With the touch of a button, OrderUp provides easy access to great food from locals’ favorite restaurants. To browse OrderUp’s entire menu of on-demand delivery options, download the OrderUp app for iOS or Android or visit www.orderup.com.

Contact:
Christina Perry
cperry@planitagency.com
667-219-2067

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

Sheetz: Modernized bill PA-HB 1690 will change the way liquor is sold in Pennsylvania

ALTONA, Pa., 2016-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz Convenience Stores are ready to move Pennsylvania stores into the  21st century by giving their customers one more convenience, the convenience of buying beer and wine in Sheetz stores.

The modernized bill, PA-HB 1690 will change the way liquor is sold inPennsylvania today. It will improve convenience for customers and is good for the state by potentially generating $150 million in new revenue forPennsylvania.

“This bill is the most significant change to Pennsylvania in 80 years. We continue to show our support and gratitude to Governor Wolf, the Senate and House leaders for advancing the issue and driving the change in beer reform in Pennsylvania.” said Ryan Sheetz, AVP of Brand Strategy. “We are thrilled to be able to give our Pennsylvania customers the common right they deserve.”

Sheetz has long been a driving voice of change regarding beer reform and has been committed to this movement by not only advancing the issue but also by responsibly selling beer in a handful of stores today by complying with  all laws and regulations as they are set forth today. Sheetz stores enforce a 100% proof-of-age policy and employees will ask for proper identification from any customer wanting to purchase alcohol. Currently, Sheetz sells beer in more than 200 stores across the five other states in the company’s footprint, including the successful sale of beer at four other locations in PA.

“We are excited to finally be able to give our customers what they have long been asking us to do. Provide them with the convenience of a one –stop-shop, “said Sheetz. ” This law was archaic and nonsensical. The goal for our entire operation is to give our customers what they want, how they want, when they want it, 24/7. Providing convenience to our customers is at the forefront of everything we do and we are committed to this cause until the law is changed for the benefit of our Pennsylvaniacustomers.”

To get more information on this issue and take action visit www.freemybeer.com

ABOUT SHEETZ
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 16,000 employees. The company operates over 500 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminalsalong with Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar where customers can order hand-made specialty coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas – hot, frozen or iced.  All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.

For further information: Tarah Arnold, tarnold@sheetz.com, 814.941.5183