Gap with (RED) launch utility jackets designed by renowned female artists in anticipation of World AIDS Day

THE UNISEX COLLECTION AVAILABLE FOR ADULTS AND KIDS LAUNCHES IN CONJUNCTION WITH WORLD AIDS DAY WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITTING THE GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA

NEW YORK, 2016-Nov-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap is continuing to commemorate (RED)’s 10thanniversary and its role as the founding apparel partner of the AIDS organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver. In anticipation of World AIDS Day, on December 1, Gap will launch a collection of their iconic Utility Jackets featuring custom designs by six of the most renowned female street artists from around the world. The talented group of women is notable for their exciting, thought-provoking work and for creating awareness of contributions by women in street art.

“Gap is thrilled to partner with these talented and visionary women who are each bringing their own creative aesthetic to our iconic utility jacket,” said Wendi Goldman, Gap executive vice president and chief product officer. “We worked closely with (RED) to select artists with diverse points of view who are creating meaningful work that inspires and empowers. Each jacket offers a unique expression that customers can wear with pride to show their commitment to (RED)’s important mission.”

“We are so grateful to these extraordinary artists for applying their limitless talent to further (RED)’s fight against AIDS,” said Deborah Dugan, (RED) chief executive officer. “This collaboration with Gap is truly unique and can’t fail to capture the imaginations of fashion fans this winter.”

The unisex styles for men and women will launch on November 29th, coinciding with Giving Tuesday, a day to give back and do good. A portion of proceeds of this collection will be donated to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, adding to the $10 million dollars that Gap has already contributed to the organization over the last 10 years.

The collection includes designs by Shiro, KASHINK, Kelsey Montague, FAITH XLVII and AIKO retailing for $198, as well as a special crochet jacket by Olek retailing for $298. Designs by Shiro and Kelsey Montague will also be offered in versions for boys and girls for $128.

Olek

Olek is a Polish-born street artist and activist whose preferred medium — crochet — captivates audiences all over the world. Inspired by everything from personal text messages to train travel, she believes that life and art are inseparable.

Shiro

An internationally recognized graffiti artist from Japan. She loves music, people, and culture.  Shiro travels by herself and paints wall all over the world.

KASHINK

KASHINK is an internationally recognized street artist and social activist from Paris. Her large-scale murals celebrate the beauty of human diversity.

Kelsey Montague

Kelsey Montague is an international street artist and coloring book author known for intricate pen-and-ink drawings and a thriving social media campaign that transforms her interactive public murals into living works of art.

FAITH XLVII

A prolific, internationally acclaimed South African visual artist, FAITH XLVII is known for her street paintings, which explore the human condition. Her work spans many mediums, from painting and printmaking to video.

AIKO

Since moving from her native Tokyo to NYC in the late 90’s, AIKO has become a well-respected contemporary artist in the international street art scene, where her feminine, Pop Art-inspired graffiti has a global following.

About Gap
Gap is one of the world’s most iconic apparel and accessories brands and the authority on American casual style.  Founded in San Francisco in 1969, Gap’s collections are designed to build the foundation of modern wardrobes – all things denim, classic white shirts, khakis and must-have trends.  Beginning with the first international store in London in 1987, Gap continues to connect with customers online and across the brand’s about 1,700 company-operated and franchise retail locations around the world. Gap includes Women’s and Men’s apparel and accessories, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity, GapBody and GapFit collections.  The brand also serves value-conscious customers with exclusively-designed collections for Gap Outlet and Gap Factory Stores.  Gap is the namesake brand for leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Intermix. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

About (RED)
(RED) was founded in 2006 to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands that contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund. (RED) Proud Partners include: Apple, Bank of America, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Claro, The Coca-Cola Company, GAP, Lokai, MCM, NetJets, Salesforce, SAP, Starbucks, Telcel. (RED) Special Edition partners include: aden+anais, Alessi, ALEX AND ANI, Fatboy USA, Fresh, Girl Skateboards, Gretsch, HEAD, Le Creuset, Live Nation Entertainment, Moleskine, Mophie, Piaggio and Wolfnoir.

To date, (RED) has generated $360 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 70 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.

(RED) is a division of The ONE Campaign. Learn more at www.red.org

SOURCE: Gap Inc.

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Starbucks partners with (RED)® for the eighth year to help fight AIDS

SEATTLE, 2015-12-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the eighth year, Starbucks is partnering with (RED)® to help fight AIDS. On World AIDS Day 2015 (Tuesday, Dec. 1), Starbucks will make a 10 cent (U.S.) donation for every handcrafted beverage sold in participating U.S. and Canada stores.

Starbucks donations go to the Global Fund to help finance HIV/AIDS programs in prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.  Since partnering with (RED) in 2008, Starbucks has generated more than $13 million for the fight.

Last fall, several Starbucks partners (employees) spent five days in Rwanda visiting hospitals and facilities that are changing lives with Global Fund dollars.

To learn more, please visit red.org and theglobalfund.org.

For more information on this news release, contact us.

SOURCE: Starbucks Corporation

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Starbucks partners with (RED)® for the eighth year to help fight AIDS

Starbucks partners with (RED)® for the eighth year to help fight AIDS

Argos to launch ‘Red, White and Blue’ Fridays leading up to Black Friday as part of its Christmas campaign

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-11-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading UK retailer Argos will launch ‘Red, White and Blue’ Fridays leading up to Black Friday as part of its Christmas campaign.

Deals designed to put pounds back in British shoppers’ pockets will be available every weekend so that customers don’t have to wait for weeks to get the Christmas shopping started and will find it easier to plan and budget over several weeks rather than one weekend.

Kicking off today (Friday 6 November), highly competitive ‘feel-good’ deals on offer at Argos include:

  • ‘3 for 2’ on all toys for five days
  • The first of five one-day market-beating deals – today’s being the new Call of Duty Black Ops 3 at £39.99
  • Five day deals launching today include the LG 4K Ultra HD 40” Freeview TV reduced by £300 to £399, a saving of £70 on Beats Solo 2 On Ear Headphones at £99.99 and the Canon SX410 20MP Camera at less than half price at just £99.99.

Argos believes the deals are so strong it guarantees to offer the difference if customers find the deals cheaper elsewhere¹.

All deals are available in stores and online and customers wanting their bargains in a hurry can take advantage of Argos’ new UK-wide Fast Track same-day home delivery service which is currently free for orders of £50 and over².  Customers purchasing online for Fast Track store pick-up in as little as 60 seconds can also currently get £1 money back on orders over £25².

David Robinson, Chief Operating Officer at Argos, said: “Customers just can’t wait to start their Christmas shopping and we want to reclaim Fridays for Brits and celebrate them every week between now and Christmas. Fridays have always been a special day in the minds of the British public, whether it represents fish ‘n’ chips, drinks down the pub or simply the start of the weekend.

“We are, of course, gearing up for Black Friday like everyone else, but we don’t think getting a great deal should wait until then and this weekend we know our customers will love our famous ‘3 for 2’ toys event and amazing ‘feel-good’ deals.

Black Friday has several alleged definitions, including being a term coined in the United States by the Philadelphia Police department in the 1950s and 1960s to describe the chaos in the cities caused by the traffic jams and sheer volume of shoppers who came out to grab the best deals.

David Robinson continued: “Christmas shopping is stressful enough without doing it all in one weekend – that’s why we want to make every Friday a ‘feel-good’ one with many fantastic deals every single week until Christmas. We will ensure every Brit has a chance to put more pounds in their pockets.”

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¹See Argos.co.uk for full terms and conditions

²The Fast Track offers are for a limited time only. After Tuesday 24 November, all Fast Track same-day delivery orders will revert to the standard delivery fee of just £3.95 and the Fast Track collection discount will no longer apply, although customers will continue to benefit from free in-store pick-up on all orders purchased online.

Notes to Editors:

For more information, please contact the Argos Press Office on 0845 120 4365 or email: media.relations@argos.co.uk. Follow us on Twitter at @argos_PR.

About Argos
Argos is a leading UK digital retailer, offering around 50,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores and over the telephone.

Argos continues to be the UK’s largest high street retailer online with around 121m customer transactions a year through its stores and over 900 million website and app visits in the 12 months to February 2015.  Customers can take advantage of Argos’ convenient Check & Reserve service available through its network of 840 stores and concessions across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

In the financial year to February 2015, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 29,000 people across the business.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

SOURCE: Home Retail Group

Starbucks partners with (RED)® to raise money and awareness for the fight against AIDS on World AIDS Day for the seventh year

SEATTLE, 2014-11-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the seventh year, Starbucks is partnering with (RED)® to raise money and awareness for the fight against AIDS on World AIDS Day, December 1. Starbucks donations will go to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, to finance programs which deliver prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.

On World AIDS Day 2014 (Monday, Dec. 1), Starbucks will make a 10 cent (U.S.) donation for handcrafted beverages sold in participating U.S. and Canada stores. For the first time this year, fellow (RED) partner Bank of America will match Starbucks 10 cent donation when My Starbucks Rewards® members purchase a handcrafted beverage with a registered Starbucks Card at a participating U.S. store.

Additionally, customers shopping online at Starbucks.com/Shop in the U.S. may donate to the Global Fund directly by adding a (RED) donation to their purchase. Online donations may be purchased in $5 increments.

Since launching the partnership with (RED)® in November 2008, Starbucks has generated more than $12 million for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. Starbucks continues to drive contributions to the Global Fund to support the goal of delivering an AIDS Free Generation. To learn more, please visit www.red.org and www.theglobalfund.org.

This fall several Starbucks partners (employees) spent five days in Rwanda visiting hospitals and facilities that are changing lives with Global Fund Dollars. The Starbucks Newsroom will share partners’ stories and photos on World AIDS Day.

About (RED)™
(RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands who contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund. To date, (RED) has generated more than $275 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 55 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.  (RED) is a division of The ONE Campaign. Learn more at www.red.org.

About the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
The Global Fund is a 21st-century organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. As a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases, the Global Fund mobilizes and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 140 countries. By challenging barriers and embracing innovative approaches, partners are working together to end these epidemics.

About Starbucks Corporation
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.com.

For more information on this news release, contact us.

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Starbucks partners with (RED)® to raise money and awareness for the fight against AIDS on World AIDS Day for the seventh year

Starbucks partners with (RED)® to raise money and awareness for the fight against AIDS on World AIDS Day for the seventh year