Weingarten Realty Investors announces management promotions

HOUSTON, 2017-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) announced today the promotions of Richard H. Carson to Senior Vice President / Development and Acquisitions, Timothy M. Frakes to Senior Vice President / Development and Acquisitions, Chad Ellis to Divisional Vice President / Finance, Kent Maxey to Regional Vice President / Property Management, Blane O’Banion to Area Vice President / Leasing and Ken Wygle to Area Vice President / Leasing.

Richard H. Carson, Senior Vice President / Development and Acquisitions

Rick joined Weingarten in 2008 as Vice President / Senior Regional Director of New Development based out of Atlanta. Rick graduated cum laude from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Marketing. He is also a Georgia licensed Real Estate Broker. During 2016, Rick was successful in negotiating and acquiring The Palms at Town & Country Lifestyle Center (the Company’s largest asset) and Deerfield Mall located in Florida.

Timothy M. Frakes, Senior Vice President / Development and Acquisitions

Tim joined Weingarten in 1994 as a Regional Leasing Executive based in the Phoenix office. Tim was the Regional Development Director in 2000, and in 2003, Tim was promoted to Vice President / Senior Regional Director of New Development. In his role, Tim has developed and/or acquired approximately 36 shopping centers in 5 states. Tim graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Administration with a major in Finance. Tim was successful in negotiating and acquiring Scottsdale Waterfront, The Summit at Scottsdale, and the Westside Center during 2015-2016.

Chad Ellis, Divisional Vice President / Finance

Chad joined Weingarten in 2009 as Manager of Treasury Operations, and since 2010, has held the position of Director, Treasury Services. Prior to joining Weingarten, Chad earned his Treasury experience at major oil companies in Houston. Chad graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a major in Finance.

Kent Maxey, Regional Vice President / Property Management

Kent joined Weingarten in 2012 and is currently Regional Vice President of Property Management. In his role, Kent oversees all Property Management responsibilities within the Central Region. Kent earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University and has earned his Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM) designation. He is also a member of the International Council Shopping Centers and The Institute of Real Estate Management. Prior to joining Weingarten, Kent spent more than 12 years in property management with General Growth, AMReit and Read King.

Blane O’Banion, Area Vice President / Leasing

Blane joined Weingarten in 1999 as a Leasing Executive in our Dallas office. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Political Science. Blane has volunteered extensively with ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) over the past 10 years and currently serves as the State Operations Co-Chair of Texas.

Ken Wygle, Area Vice President / Leasing

Ken joined Weingarten in 2005 as a Leasing Executive and was promoted to a Regional Leasing Director in the Mid-Atlantic region in 2013 overseeing a portfolio consisting of Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Ken graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a major in Economics.

“These Associates are an integral part of the Company’s overall success; their promotions reflect our acknowledgment in their ability and the contributions they make to Weingarten,” stated Drew Alexander, President and Chief Executive Officer.

About Weingarten Realty Investors

Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) is a shopping center owner, manager and developer. At December 31, 2016, the Company owned or operated under long-term leases, either directly or through its interest in real estate joint ventures or partnerships, a total of 220 properties which are located in 18 states spanning the country from coast to coast. These properties represent approximately 44.7 million square feet of which our interests in these properties aggregated approximately 28.5 million square feet of leasable area. To learn more about the Company’s operations and growth strategies, please visit www.weingarten.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements included herein that state the Company’s or Management’s intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future are “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 which by their nature, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. The Company’s actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Reference is made to the Company’s regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information or factors that may impact the Company’s performance.

Weingarten Realty Investors
Michelle Wiggs, (713) 866-6050
Vice President of Investor Relations

Source: Weingarten Realty Investors

Kimco Realty announces the promotions of Ross Cooper to President and David Jamieson to COO; Conor Flynn to remain as CEO

NEW HYDE PARK, NEW YORK, 2017-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) today (9 February 27, 2017) announced the promotions of Ross Cooper to President and David Jamieson to Chief Operating Officer. With these appointments, Conor Flynn, who had held the dual role of President and Chief Executive Officer, will remain Kimco’s Chief Executive Officer and member of the company’s board of directors. The Chief Operating Officer position was an open role last held by Conor Flynn before his elevation to the CEO position in 2016.

“As ten-year veterans of Kimco, Ross and David have been instrumental to our success,” said Conor Flynn, Chief Executive Officer. “These appointments are well deserved and, as part of our long-term succession planning efforts, ensure that we are equipped with the strong and dedicated leadership needed to guide the organization toward our 2020 Vision and beyond.”

Ross Cooper, who until this time has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, joined Kimco in 2006, and also previously served as Vice President of Acquisitions, Dispositions and Asset Management in Kimco’s Southern Region. Ross Cooper will retain the title of Chief Investment Officer and continue to be responsible for leading the development and implementation of Kimco’s acquisition and disposition strategy. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s degree in Real Estate from New York University.

David Jamieson joined Kimco in 2007, and most recently served as Executive Vice President of Asset Management and Operations, where his role has been to identify, develop and implement opportunistic value creation strategies that optimize the company’s portfolio performance, most notably by leading Kimco’s redevelopment and selective ground-up development efforts. Mr. Jamieson holds a B.S. degree from Boston College, and an MBA from Babson College.

About Kimco

Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Hyde Park, N.Y., that is one of North America’s largest publicly traded owners and operators of open-air shopping centers. As of December 31, 2016, the company owned interests in 524 U.S. shopping centers comprising 85 million square feet of leasable space across 34 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.

CONTACT:
David F. Bujnicki
Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategy
Kimco Realty Corp.
1-866-831-4297
dbujnicki@kimcorealty.com

Source: Kimco Realty Corp.

Macy’s to offer limited-edition merchandise and promotions to benefit Go Red For Women in honor of American Heart Month

Macy’s has raised $60 million since 2004, and over that time, 293 lives have been saved every day, according to the AHA

NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s will go red for women’s heart health again this February in honor of American Heart Month. As the founding national sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, Macy’s will offer limited-edition merchandise and promotions to benefit Go Red For Women. Since 2004, Macy’s customers and associates have raised $60 million to support the fight against heart disease in women, and over that time, 293 more lives have been saved every day from heart disease and stroke, according to the American Heart Association.

Go Red With Macy’s

Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly one in three women each year, but 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. That is why Macy’s encourages customers and associates to band together to prevent and fight cardiovascular diseases by participating in Go Red with Macy’s from Wednesday, Feb. 1 to Monday, Feb. 6. Customers can wear red or purchase the official Red Dress pin for $3 to receive 25 percent off on a great selection of items store wide, plus 15 percent off select home, fine and fashion jewelry, and sale and clearance watches. Exclusions and restrictions apply. One hundred percent of the pin sales will benefit Go Red For Women. Macy’s associates will also be wearing red in-store to create further awareness for the pin sale and celebrate National Wear Red Day on Feb. 3.

Merchandise That Gives Back

During the month of February, Macy’s offers customers additional ways to support this worthy cause through merchandise that gives back, including three limited-edition red dresses by Kensie ($99.00), Thalia ($89.50) and Calvin Klein ($134.00). For all three styles, 10 percent of the purchase price from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28 will be donated to Go Red For Women. To go red and get fit in style, Macy’s also offers exclusive Ideology active wear, which includes four graphic t-shirts where 10 percent of the purchase price will be donated to Go Red For Women. The dresses and active wear will be available in most stores and online at macys.com/GoRed.

“Macy’s has been committed to supporting heart health for more than a decade,” said Holly Thomas, group vice president of cause marketing at Macy’s. “As the national founding sponsor of Go Red For Women, I’m incredibly proud to say that through our efforts and the generous support of our customers and associates — Macy’s has raised $60 million for Go Red, and has been an important part of the work that is credited with saving 293 women’s lives each day over that time. We are not only raising awareness, but taking action, and Macy’s remains dedicated to helping prevent cardiovascular disease by providing our customers easy ways to get involved and give back to the cause.”

New this year, Macy’s is telling the stories of five associates affected by heart disease. These brave women have shared their personal stories, becoming the “heart” of Macy’s 2017 Go Red For Women campaign. The women will be in featured in national marketing across the country and their stories will be highlighted on macys.com/GoRed.

“The American Heart Association is deeply thankful for Macy’s significant and steadfast commitment to raising awareness of heart disease in women through the Go Red For Women movement, but there is more work to do,” said Alvin Royse, J.D., CPA, American Heart Association chairman of the national board of directors. “Cardiovascular diseases kill about one woman every 80 seconds, but there is some good news: about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable. Macy’s work with AHA undoubtedly champions prevention, and is funding lifesaving education and research that will impact women’s lives, and heart health, for the better.”

Go Red For Women Luncheons

Go Red For Women Luncheons will take place in 186 cities across the country, raising much needed funds for the cause. Luncheon guests will receive a $10 Macy’s gift card, and guests of select luncheons will be eligible to win a $250 Macy’s gift card. At select luncheons, Estée Lauder will also have an activation for guests featuring a free lipstick when guests return to any Macy’s store.

The American Heart Association’s® Go Red For Women® Red Dress Collection™, presented by Macy’s

Macy’s is the presenting sponsor of the American Heart Association’s® Go Red For Women® Red Dress Collection™, kicking off New York Fashion Week since 2003, in support of women’s heart health. The Red Dress Collection will be unveiled on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. This year’s runway show will feature inspiring and powerful female celebrities who will walk the runway to showcase emerging and established designers. Three of the red dresses featured on the runway will be created by designers in Fashion Incubator Programs, which are housed at Macy’s locations and develop the next generation of fashion trendsetters. The designers-in-residence featured are Amanda Casarez from DC Fashion Incubator, Bethany Meuleners from Fashion Incubator San Francisco and Masha Titievsky from Chicago Fashion Incubator.

For more information about Macy’s programs to support Go Red For Women, visit macys.com/GoRed.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at 734 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

About Go Red For Women

Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Cardiovascular diseases in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s, with additional support from our cause supporters. For more information, please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).

Media Relations:
Julie Strider
646-429-5213
julie.striderfukami@macys.com

Billy Dumé
646-429-7449
billy.dume@macys.com

Source: Macy’s

September is all about sales and promotions at Commissary

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary shoppers will see various sales events throughout their store in September with Labor Day promotions, football fever events, Oktoberfest celebrations, case lot sales, and lots of coupons to help save even more money.

“September is a busy month for commissaries, and there are plenty of promotions available for our patrons to help them save money and maximize their benefit,” said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency director of sales.

Commissary shoppers can easily find out about the sales and promotions by going online, where they can also enter contests and win trips. The best places to check are the Sales & Events and Exclusive Savings sections, while the case lot sale schedule is at the Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale page.

These discounts result from DeCA’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – who collaborate with commissaries to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers are asked to check their local commissary for details on dates and times for the following promotions:

  • Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales are continuing through September for stateside commissaries. Each store hosts individual two- or three-day case lot sales on one weekend between mid-August and the end of September. Commissaries in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are also participating. This year’s sales recognize DeCA’s 25th birthday celebration. The agency was officially formed Oct. 1, 1991, consolidating the commissary systems of each of the military services. These sales provide commissary shoppers up to 50 percent savings on bulk buys of cereals, breakfast bars, chips, beverages, paper goods and other items. During these “parking lot” sales, commissaries also offer seasonal fresh produce on sale and provide high-value coupons for products inside the store. Look on the Case Lot Sales page for the schedule of local case lot events.
  • “It’s Football Tailgating Time!” Starting Sept. 3, commissaries will offer game-day recipes, high-value coupon booklets for discounts on football favorites and will make it easy to shop with recipe items adjacent to the fresh meats featured in the recipes. Participating brands are Kraft, Heinz, Frito Lay, Entenmann’s, Kellogg, Ball Park Franks, Johnsonville, Nabisco, DiGiorno and Tombstone. Mymilitarysavings.com will also feature promotional details to include Hot Deals, blogs, social media, e-newsletter blasts and more.
  • For Better Breakfast Month, the Kellogg Company is offering $2 off coupons worldwide (Save $2 off coffee, milk, or fruit with the purchase of any two Special K products) from Sept. 1 to 11. These coupons will also be distributed in stores by industry representatives who will demonstrate healthy recipes.
  • How’s Your Team Spirit? Starting Sept. 3 through Jan. 3, 2017, patrons who purchase four Campbell’s Chunky Soup or Chili canned items in one transaction, and present their Commissary Rewards Cards at checkout will be automatically entered to win a $100 NFL gift card. Four gift cards will be awarded each week (three in the U.S. and one overseas) for 17 weeks. Official rules will be available at Rewards Card coupon selection page starting Sept. 3.
  • Free Groceries for a Year is a Kraft Heinz promotion that will give away six prizes of $7,500 each in Commissary Gift Cards to winning commissary patrons. The online giveaway runs now through Sept. 11. Participating brands include Kraft Natural Cheese, Kraft Singles, Velveeta, Kraft Grated Parmesan, Cracker Barrel, Jell-O, Breakstone’s, Knudsen, Kraft Dinners, Kraft Salad Dressings, Kraft BBQ Sauce, Oscar Mayer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Planters, Cool Whip and Kraft Mayo. No purchase is necessary. Participation is limited to stateside customers including those in Alaska and Hawaii commissaries. For details, go to the Mymilitarysavings.com website.
  • From Sept. 12-25, commissary shoppers who cannot attend Oktoberfest in Germany can find value savings on products for their own celebrations. Commissaries have a full line of German products from chocolates, cookies, sauerkraut, mustard and red cabbage, to rich German coffee and more.
  • “Celebrate Family Values Sweepstakes.” Commissary Rewards Card users worldwide have a chance to win one of 30 $250 Commissary Gift Cards in the “Celebrate Family Values Sweepstakes.” Those who buy two Kimberly Clark products in one transaction from Sept. 15 to Oct. 23 and present their Commissary Rewards Cards at checkout, will be automatically entered to win. Details will be available Sept. 15 on the Rewards Card coupon selection page.
  • Unilever is offering its annual “Italian & American Festival of Savings”from Sept. 26 to Oct. 9. This year’s promotion features Unilever brands such as Hellman’s, Lipton, Knorr and Breyers, as well as personal care brands such as Dove, St. Ives, Vaseline, Q-Tips and Tresemme. More than 150,000 high-value in-store coupon flyers will be distributed worldwide. Unilever will donate up to $20,000 to the Fisher House based on sales from this event.
  • “Extra savings” signs will highlight discounts near mass displays throughout the commissaries: Sept. 1-25; General Mills will offer “Big G” cereal savings worldwide with coupons located adjacent to their displays; and beginning Sept. 19, the J.M. Smucker Company will offer the “Crisco Cares” deeply discounted savings from Pillsbury, Folgers, JIF and Martha White.”

“Don’t miss these hot fall savings,” Russ said. “It’s always worth the trip to your local commissary.”

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit and make no profit on the sale of merchandise. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. By shopping regularly in the commissary, patrons save thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

Media Contact:
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773
kevin.robinson@deca.mil

Source: Commissary

Commissaries worldwide feature a lineup of great promotions throughout November

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-10-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Military appreciation and November go together like turkey and gravy as commissaries worldwide feature a lineup of great promotions throughout the month, including high-value coupon booklets for free frozen turkeys.

“November is National Military Family Appreciation Month and more at commissaries,” said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency’s sales director. “We’re showing our thanks through commemoration ceremonies that honor our war veterans and also with great values for customers through Veterans Day holiday weekend sales, Black Friday weekend sales and seasonal promotions.

“This year we’re offering not only our annual free frozen turkey offer available worldwide via high-value coupon booklets, but also a fresh turkey special at prices sure to please in stateside commissaries,” she added.

Patrons can find out more details about turkeys and other discounted items in their commissary by accessing the sales flyer on the Sales & Events page.

Throughout November, DeCA’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with stores to offer discounts beyond everyday savings. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers should check their local commissary for details on dates and times for the following promotions:

  • The Fifth Annual “Get Your Turkey Free – When You Buy Holiday Favorites!” This worldwide promotion features a 16-page recipe booklet with coupons valued at more than $38. The coupons provide commissary shoppers with greater than normal savings or free turkeys when purchasing their holiday meal essentials using the coupons. Terms and conditions are on the coupons. Vendors include Kraft Foods, Kellogg’s, Campbell’s, Pepperidge Farms, Frito Lay, General Mills, Hefty/Reynolds Wrap, Fresh Express, Nabisco, Proctor & Gamble, Heinz and Johnsonville. Look for these recipe/coupon booklets in your local commissary beginning Nov.1, with coupons good through Dec. 21.
  • On Nov. 17 stateside commissaries start featuring fresh turkeys at low prices. The sales flyer on theSales & Events page has details.
  • Black Friday Weekend Extravaganza Sale! Stateside commissaries will feature “rock-bottom” sale prices on “Black Friday”-tagged items Nov. 27-29. Participating brands include: AXE, Folgers, Russell Stover, Nestle, Twining Tea, Dove, Armour, Monster drinks, Suave, Scott, Good Sense, Nongshim Noodles, Lipton Tea, Country Crock, Eight O’ Clock Coffee, Glad, Yoo-Hoo drinks, Planters, Hawaiian Punch, Rittersport Chocolate, Purina and Hellman’s. Go to the Sales & Events page for a list of participating commissaries.
  • Celebrate the Holidays with General Mills and its “Santa Claus (and your entire family) is coming to town. Time to cook and bake!” promotion. This holiday event features high-value in-store coupons and online Commissary Rewards Card discounts.
  • Acosta and its participating brand products present the “Believe in Heroes!” promotion. Commissaries worldwide will receive 300,000 flyers featuring high-value coupons to support this cause promotion for the Wounded Warrior Project Foundation.

“The holidays are busy times and we assure customers that your commissary offers all the items you need for your holiday meals,” Russ said. “Now’s the time to stock up!”

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices – savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

Media Contact:
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773
kevin.robinson@deca.mil

SOURCE: Defense Commissary Agency

UK POS Helps Retailers Shine In The Classroom

As figures have been released showing that parents pay out up to £201, 809 a year raising each child, and up to£37 a month on school uniforms*, UK POS is launching a campaign to help retailers strengthen their focus on their target audience through visual display holders and point of sale solutions as back to school is once again on the agenda.

No longer is there one local shop supplying uniforms to the surrounding schools. The age of the mass market is well and truly underway, with big name retailers stocking box pleat skirts, pale blue shirts and knee length charcoal grey socks which means there is even more reason to fight to stand out from the crowd with back to school offers.

The back to school market has changed dramatically over the last decade, with retailers now offering whole uniform sets for under £10. It is for this reason that UK POS is fighting to help the high street market their merchandise.

UK POS’ Sales & Marketing Director, Debra Jamieson, said: “We’ve noticed a shift in terms of customer buying patterns, especially over the last few years. Retailers are opting for more flexible solutions where they can update and change their offers regularly. We’re finding our Acrylic Freestanding leaflet Holders to be a really popular product at the minute. They sit on the head of a gondola with the image of the offer on display. Offers need to be visual in today’s competitive market place – the increase in sales of our poster holders support this.”

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