Whole Foods Market announces second East Liberty store in Pittsburgh

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, America’s Healthiest Grocery Store®, announced today that it has signed a lease for a second East Liberty store in Pittsburgh.  The new store will be part of the East Liberty Marketplace development at the intersection of Penn Avenue and South Euclid Avenue. There are currently stores in East Liberty and Wexford with a South Hills location anticipated to open in early 2017.

“We love the East Liberty community and are as committed to this neighborhood today as we were in 2002 when we first opened in the area,” said Scott Allshouse, Whole Foods Market mid-Atlantic regional president. “This larger building will broaden our footprint, offer more parking and allow us to create new opportunities to surprise and delight our expanding base of shoppers in Pittsburgh.”

“We are delighted to have Whole Foods anchoring our new development,” said Larry Gumberg, President of LG Realty Advisors, Inc. which is developing East Liberty Marketplace. “The commitment of Whole Foods Market to East Liberty and Pittsburgh has been remarkable, and we could not have asked for a better partner” said Zach Gumberg, also of LG Realty Advisors, Inc., who is leading the development effort.  The developer plans to start construction in the first quarter of 2017 on East Liberty Marketplace. No opening date has been set for the new Whole Foods Market store.

Contact:

MAPR@wholefoods.com
Annie Cull
301.998.6872

Source: Whole Foods Market

DFS Group unveiled its second Wines and Spirits Duplex store at Changi Airport, Singapore

SINGAPORE, 2016-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, unveiled today its second Wines and Spirits Duplex store at Changi Airport, Singapore. Located in Terminal 2, this Wines and Spirits Duplex is inspired by the heritage of craftsmanship in the wine, spirits and tobacco worlds and boasts three unique DFS in-store concepts – the Wine Reserve, the Cigar Room and The Whiskey House.

Designed by award-winning interior designer, Masamichi Katayama and spanning two floors at 15,520 square feet, the Terminal 2 Wines and Spirits Duplex by DFS brings customers an interactive and engaging shopping experience, allowing them to sample from and explore DFS’ broad assortment of over 900 products from over 240 wines, spirits and tobacco brands.

Philippe Schaus, CEO and Chairman, DFS Group, said, “We are thrilled to unveil our latest Wines and Spirits Duplex in Singapore with our partner Changi Airport. Here at DFS, we continually aspire to deliver the most engaging and exciting experiences for travelers, whether they are at the airport or downtown. We’re confident that through this unique blend of high-end design, carefully curated assortment, exceptional service and interactive experiences we have created another wines and spirits store of a quality and richness that can only be found at DFS.”

As guests enter the first floor of the Terminal 2 Wines and Spirits Duplex, they will encounter the Wine Reserve, featuring over 350 products from the world’s top wineries from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Australia, USA, Italy, New Zealand and Portugal. For the curious and connoisseurs alike, the Wine Reserve is the perfect place for discovery with tastings from the enomatic machine featuring 12 different wines.

The Cigar Room greets customers with a wide assortment of the world’s finest cigars from Cuba, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Honduras. A range of limited-edition accessories make perfect gifts for cigar-lovers, including a collection in special travel sizes catering to travelers as well as cigar humidors and cigar cases.

For the whiskey lover, DFS’ Wines and Spirits Duplex offers a world of choices with 179 single malts, 68 blended Scotch whiskies, 30 American whiskies as well as leading Japanese whiskies Yamazaki, Hibiki and Suntory Chita and Kavalan from Taiwan. And, with the largest assortment of single malt whiskies offered by any travel retailer in the region, the Terminal 2 Wines and Spirits Duplex builds on DFS, Singapore Changi Airport’s reputation as the travel retailer of the year, as awarded by Whisky Magazine in 2015.

The upper level of the duplex introduces the all new Whiskey House concept, an intuitive and experiential whiskey shopping experience where guests can enjoy complimentary tastings of over 100 different whiskies from across the globe. Based on flavor profiles, the Whiskey House’s staff will design individual sampling experiences for guests to demystify the selection process and make choosing your favorite whiskey a simpler, more engaging and refreshing experience.

In addition to the Whiskey House, the upper level hosts seven individually branded boutiques from Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Hennessy, Johnnie Walker, Remy Martin, The Dalmore and The Macallan, all tailored to reflect the unique essence, culture and character of each brand. Throughout the year, guests can enjoy visits from master distillers, blenders and brand ambassadors as well as tailored tastings from the brands inside the boutiques.

To celebrate the launch of the Terminal 2 Wines and Spirits Duplex, DFS will be hosting a first-of-its-kind Whiskey Festival. From July 27 to September 10. The Whiskey Festival will showcase a series of events on Friday and Saturday evenings. Each weekend, a different whiskey brand will bring the festival to life with guest appearances from their brand ambassadors, special master classes and food pairing sessions. At the same time, three complimentary whiskey cocktails representing Scotland, U.S. and Japan will be available for sampling throughout the festival at the Whiskey House at DFS’ Terminal 2 duplex and The Long Bar by Raffles at DFS’ Terminal 3 duplex.

“As Asia Pacific’s largest assortment of single malt whiskies in travel retail, we wanted to bring an interactive experience that reflects our customers’ passion and fascination with whiskey to the Terminal 2 Wines and Spirits Duplex. From the Whiskey House to the Whiskey Festival, we’re excited to unveil for our customers a space where they can build their knowledge, expand their palette, discover new brands and fall in love again with the classics,” said Brooke Supernaw DFS Group’s Senior Vice President Spirits, Wines and Tobacco.

Mr Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Changi Airport Group, said “The opening of the second Wines and Spirits Duplex at Terminal 2 marks the fruition of an ambitious and game changing transformation that Changi Airport had set out to achieve together with DFS. The new duplex represents the positively surprising retail experience which we endeavor to deliver to our passengers, one that allows shoppers to discover, interact and enjoy. We hope it is something for them to look forward to every time they are at Changi Airport.”

THE WHISKEY FESTIVAL WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF BRAND APPEARANCES

July 29 & 30:             Craigellachie featuring Ziggy Campbell, Global Brand Ambassador

Aug 5 & 6:                 The Macallan featuring Randall Tan, Brand Advocate and Keith Nair, Brand Trainer

Aug 12 & 13:             Maker’s Mark featuring Gordon Dundas, Global Brand Ambassador

Aug 19 & 20:             House of Hazelwood featuring Jay Gray, Brand Ambassador for Southeast Asia

Aug 26:                       Beam Suntory Japanese whiskies featuring Mike Miyamoto,Global Brand Ambassador

Sep 2 & 3:                  Glenfiddich featuring Matthew Fergusson-Stewart, Brand Ambassador for Asia Pacific

Sep 9 & 10:                Bruichladdich featuring Richard Gillam, Brand Ambassador

Time and Venue:       (a)        3 – 5pm at The Whiskey House at Level 2, Terminal 2 Duplex

Media Contact:

press.enquiries@dfs.com

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DFS Group unveiled its second Wines and Spirits Duplex store at Changi Airport, Singapore
DFS Group unveiled its second Wines and Spirits Duplex store at Changi Airport, Singapore

 

Source: DFS Group

Second 365 by Whole Foods Market opens on July 14 in Lake Oswego, Oregon

Lake Oswego, OR, 2016-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The second 365 by Whole Foods Market location opens on Thursday, July 14, at 9 a.m. in Lake Oswego, Oregon, at 11 S. State St. in Oswego Village.

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., the 36,000-square-foot store offers a thoughtful selection of grab-and-go prepared foods, grocery items, unique venues and retail innovations that streamline the shopping experience for customers who are seeking convenience and value on high quality products without artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives.

“From the food offerings to the design, we’ve created a shopping experience at this store that delivers on the quality standards you’ve come to expect from Whole Foods Market in a fun new format that’s easy to navigate and focused on value in every department,” said Jeff Turnas, president, 365 by Whole Foods Market. “Whether you’re planning a quick in-and-out shop for a few items, stocking up for the week, catching up with a friend over a Paleo-friendly Seoul Bowl, you’ll find a blend of innovation and convenience here that’s unmatched.”

Grab-and-Go
In the large grab-and-go section, shoppers can find a range of healthy, prepared food options, priced by the container at small, medium and large. Shoppers can order hot dogs, bowls made with quinoa, rice and veggies as well as pizza from self-serve kiosks. Prepared foods items meet the same quality standards as all products sold in the store. Menu highlights:

  • Eclectic hot dogs like the vegan “Carrot Dog” made with a braised carrot, tamarind chutney slaw, cilantro and avocado
  • Pizza offerings like the vegan veggie made with Kite Hill ricotta and chicken bulgogi with sauce made from Bianco DiNapoli tomatoes
  • Hot and cold bars with global cuisines and rotating items like bibimbap and kimchee fried rice, chicken verde enchiladas and schichimi togorashi brussel sprouts
  • Soups include West African peanut, Tonkatsu chicken and vegatable soup, chicken Hlelem, and vegan coconut vegetable
  • Everyday items like brown rice, beans, tortillas and seasonal salads like cauliflower and radicchio

Veg
The store offers shoppers an expansive, 5,000-square-foot produce department, including “Veg Valley,” an enclosed area for chilled produce options.

  • A great selection of both organic and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables
  • An entire wall of bagged greens, salads and pre-prepped produce to help make eating more fruits and veggies easier
  • Many items sold by the each; customers can weigh and sticker their own items for convenience
  • Value priced floral selections at two price points: $5 and $10

Meat & Sea
Offers a wide variety of ready-to-cook items including chicken, meat, pork, seafood and marinated selections of high-quality meats from animals raised without antibiotics and added hormones. All items are packaged for convenience. Includes:

  • Sustainably sourced fresh fillets, value priced, vacuum-packed fish and shellfish, and steaks and marinated options
  • Selection of 100 percent grass-fed organic beef
  • 365 by Whole Foods Market has full knowledge and traceability of all seafood and strives to source local options that meet Whole Foods Market’s strict quality standards
  • All beef, chicken and pork are step-rated, using Global Animal Partnership’s 5-Step® Animal Welfare rating system, and adhere to Whole Foods Market’s stringent quality standards

Total Pantry (grocery, bakery, supplements and body care)
This department offers shoppers great value on high quality everyday pantry staples without any artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or hydrogenated oils.

  • Aisles are full of hundreds of favorite 365 Everyday Value™ products – from salty snacks to baking supplies, supplements and body care.
  • All bakery items are in line with Whole Foods Market quality standards, and made with cage-free eggs.

Beverage
Features an assortment of kombucha and cold pressed juices from Suja, Evolution Fresh, Temple Turmeric and REBBL, plus a curated collection of more than 400 wines, including eco-friendly and biodynamic options, a varied selection of special-occasion wines and fun beverages like sake and sangria. Highlights:

  • 365 by Whole Foods Market partnered with Banquet by Delectable, a smartphone app that scans wine labels and provides instant descriptions and ratings for customers seeking wine selections.
  • The wide selection of wine is value-oriented; the majority of bottles are priced at or below $20. Shoppers will also find a handful of popular higher-end champagne offerings like Veuve Clicquot, which were thoughtfully selected by buyers.
  • A large selection of chilled beer with an assortment of local craft beers, domestic favorites and unique imports.

Chilled and Frozen
An assortment of yogurt, eggs, milk, including non-dairy alternative milks and yogurts, like refrigerated rice soy, almond, coconut and flax; also many shelf-stable options: almond, soy, rice, quinoa and hemp.

  • A frozen section of goodies, from entrees to ice cream, pizzas and more
  • All eggs sold at 365 by Whole Foods Market are cage-free

‘Friends of 365’
The “Friends of 365” program allows innovative businesses and entrepreneurs that align with the mission and quality standards of Whole Foods Market to establish independent retail spaces inside the store. The new Lake Oswego store will feature two Oregon-based “Friends of 365” partners, with specially curated menus that will further enhance the store experience for shoppers.

  • Next Level Burger – A plant-based take on the classic American burger joint. Next Level Burger will be serving up plant-based burgers, fries, shakes, hot dogs and organic salads alongside craft soda, local beer and kombucha.
  • Canteen – A fresh and healthy café and juice bar will feature design elements from its flagship store in Portland, and will serve an innovative menu of organic juices and smoothies, as well as a few other select items

teaBOT
One of shoppers’ favorite stops in the store is the customizable tea station, teaBOT. It offers an efficient, self-serve kiosk, allowing customers to create personalized tea blends by choosing from a selection of 18 teas and herbal ingredients.

Store Design
The Lake Oswego store and subsequent locations are designed with convenience and efficiency in mind to create an easy flow and a streamlined customer experience.

  • Each 365 by Whole Foods Market store will feature a signature piece of art that reflects the community in which it opens. “Kale Oswego” is a colorful and textured piece of art by Sebastien Leon Agneessens.
  • There are limited printed signs, all price tags are digital and customers should be able to see the entire store from where they stand when they walk in
  • Additional amenities include home delivery via Instacart, free Wi-Fi available in seating areas throughout the store, a bike lock-up section and accessible parking

My 365 Rewards
Shoppers can take advantage of My 365 Rewards, a 100 percent digital loyalty program, offering personalized product recommendations, tailored content and special deals based on individual preferences.

  • “Gimme 10 Deals” provides 10 percent off products featured on the end caps and elsewhere throughout the store.
  • Digital punch cards offer “buy 10 and get one free” deals on favorite items such as rotisserie chicken, Driscoll’s berries, organicgirl greens, and Evolution Fresh juices.
  • Shoppers can sign up online and use their digital membership card or phone number at checkout to access their benefits.

Opening Day Deals & Happenings

On opening day (Thursday, July 14), the first 365 shoppers will receive a free reusable shopping bag. The first 100 shoppers will receive gift cards in varying amounts – from $5 to $365.

Grand opening deals include:

  • Kale – $1 for 2 bunches
  • Organic Blueberries – $5 for 2 pints
  • Organic Rainbow Carrots – $1 for a 2 lb. bag
  • Applegate Breakfast Sausage Links – $5 for 2 packages
  • 80 percent Lean Ground Beef – $3 for 1 lb. package

For details on what’s inside the store, as well as featured deals and everyday values in each aisle, click here, follow us on Facebook or @365bywholefoods on Instagram and Twitter.

Store Contact Information:

Ben Kloch
Store Team Leader
(ben.kloch@wholefoods.com)

365 by Whole Foods Market
11 S. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Phone: (503) 782-4672

Press contact:

Ann Marie Ricard
annmarie.ricard@curatorpr.com

Susan Livingston
susan.livingston@wholefoods.com
425.457.0090 (mobile)

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Second 365 by Whole Foods Market opens on July 14 in Lake Oswego, Oregon
Second 365 by Whole Foods Market opens on July 14 in Lake Oswego, Oregon

Source: Whole Foods Market