Macy’s celebrates Lunar New Year 2017 with a wide array of special events to commemorate the “Year of the Rooster”

The “Year of the Rooster” celebrations begin on January 28

NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — This month, Macy’s stores nationwide will pay tribute to Lunar New Year 2017 with a wide array of educational activities and special events to commemorate the “Year of the Rooster.” Through artistic performances, music, fashion, in-store visuals and cosmetic presentations, Macy’s will celebrate Lunar New Year highlighting this year’s characteristics which instill diligence and courage.

“Macy’s is proud to continue our long-standing commitment to diversity, inclusion and respect,” said William Hawthorne, senior vice president of Diversity Strategies, Macy’s, Inc. “Whether it’s through specialized product assortment, in-store events or community partnerships, we strive to celebrate the diverse cultures of our customers and employees in a bigger and better way each year. I am so excited for our Lunar New Year 2017 festivities to begin.”

Family-friendly Lunar New Year-themed events will take place in select stores across the country including California, Hawaii and New York from Jan. 18 through Feb. 5. These festivities will feature traditional activities ranging from Lion Dance and instrumental performances to cosmetic tutorials, fashion presentations, authentic refreshments and live music. Select stores will also feature specially curated Mandarin costumes from the Museum of Chinese in America.

As the gifts destination, Macy’s is proud to offer a variety of Lunar New Year-themed products. Cosmetics, accessories and fragrances will be featured throughout stores, including specialty celebratory products, packaging, samples, and gifts with purchase. Fashion jewelry will showcase a variety of Lunar New Year product across categories and Michael Kors will offer an exclusive “Year of the Rooster” key charm in a festive cherry and gold. Additional holiday products include items in fashion, home, bedding, Godiva® chocolates and housewares, all in the traditional red and gold color palette.

Macy’s Lunar New Year festivities will also include commemorative window display treatments, local advertising and comprehensive tourism outreach detailing shopping trips, exclusive savings and events for travelers visiting from China during the holiday.

Below are the dates and locations for Macy’s Lunar New Year in-store celebrations:

Macy’s Herald Square – New York, NY – Jan. 18
Macy’s South Coast Plaza – Los Angeles, CA – Jan. 28
Macy’s Ala Moana – Oahu, HI – Jan. 28
Macy’s Santa Anita – Arcadia, CA – Jan. 28
Macy’s Flushing – New York, NY – Feb. 5

For a complete listing of specific event details and additional information please visit www.macys.com/lunar.

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 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.

Contact:
Alyssa Bendetson
646-429-7447
Alyssa.Bendetson@macys.com

Christine Olver
646-429-5713
Christine.Olver@macys.com

Source: Macy’s, Inc.

PetSmart hosts special events in stores this December including a special photo event with Santa Claus

PHOENIX, 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walk into any PetSmart store these days and it is clear the nation’s largest specialty pet retailer is celebrating the holidays in a big way. From the holiday music playing throughout the store, to the classic red and green toys, festive pet treats, Hanukkah gifts and holiday-themed beds and bowls, PetSmart is encouraging families to include their pets in the season’s festivities. PetSmart is also hosting special events at its stores every weekend in December, including a special photo event with Santa Claus.

WHAT: Whether pet parents are looking for the perfect toy or treat for their pets for the season of gift giving, or aiming to expand their family by adopting a pet, PetSmart is the ideal holiday destination. All month long the retailer is hosting free events delivering fun for the whole family – adults, kids and pets.

WHERE: PetSmart stores nationwide.

WHEN: Stuff-a-Stocking
Dec. 3 and 4, 12-4 p.m. local time
Don’t forget your pets this holiday season! Bulk-bin treat tables will be available for pet parents to fill a free stocking stuffer treat bag with a variety of crunchy, chewy and jerky treats – it is PetSmart’s gift to our favorite pets!

Pet Photos with Santa
Dec. 10 and 11, 12-4 p.m. local time
Santa Claus is coming to PetSmart! Pet parents are encouraged to bring their entire families, and most importantly their pets, to the store for a free photo with jolly old St. Nick.

For pets wanting to look their best for their moment with Santa, the PetSmart Grooming Salon offers an array of holiday-themed grooming packages where dogs and cats can receive hands-on care from academy-trained, safety-certified stylists dedicated to making pets look and feel their best.*

Creatures are Stirring
December 17 & 18, 12-4 p.m. local time
Bring the kids to meet the pets! Specialty pets like hamsters, fish and guinea pigs can provide a unique learning experience for children and are ideal first pets, helping younger children learn the responsibilities of pet care. During this event, children can meet the small pets of PetSmart, feed the fish and even name one of our pets at the store! Children can also decorate a holiday ornament and take home a free coloring book.

*Services are subject to availability. Pet age, health, and vaccination requirements apply. See store for details.For more information, visit petsmart.com.

About PetSmart®
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, operate 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and 203 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 500,000 homeless pets each year.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

Contacts: 

Golin for PetSmart Inc.
Danielle Bickelmann
dbickelmann@golin.com
469.680.2503

PetSmart Media Line:
623-587-2177

Source: PetSmart Inc.

Barnes & Noble announces the return of Get Pop-Cultured campaign

New York, NY, 2016-Jun-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble (www.bn.com/getpop-cultured), a month-long celebration of pop culture with special events customers won’t want to miss, is back by popular demand for the third consecutive year. Running from July 6 through August 7, this year’s Get Pop-Cultured campaign continues the popular tradition with unique special events, author appearances, exclusive content, special offers and giveaways that the whole family can enjoy.

Barnes & Noble first launched the Get Pop-Cultured campaign back in 2014 to bring to life customers’ favorite books, characters, movies, artists, illustrators and pop-culture icons. It was such a hit with fans of all ages and interests that Barnes & Noble established the month-long celebration of pop culture as an annual tradition.This year’s lineup features some of the biggest media properties and names in pop culture today, including Finding Dory, Star Wars, Pokémon, tokidoki, Manga, DC Comics, Marvel, Comic Convention Collectibles and Harry Potter. In addition, throughout the Get Pop-Cultured campaign, Barnes & Noble stores across the country will welcome customers’ favorite authors, illustrators and celebrities including Michael Ian Black, Shane Dawson, Chris Colfer, Pen Jillette, Oli White and Issa Rae, plus more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble Lineup:
Below are the highlights from this year’s lineup, with more details to be announced in the coming days and weeks.

Finding Dory: Friday, July 8, at 7PM
Barnes & Noble invites customers to dive into the excitement as stores nationwide celebrate family and all things Dory. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a swimmingly fun scavenger hunt, as well as other activities and giveaways.

Star Wars: Friday, July 15, at 7PM
Barnes & Noble is calling fans of all ages who love Wookiees, Storm Troopers and Jedi Knights to participate in special offers, trivia, bingo, giveaways, cosplay and a special learn-to-play Star Wars X-Wing™ Game event.

Pokémon: Saturday, July 16, at 4PM
Customers can visit their local Barnes & Noble store at 4PM to learn how to become a Pokémon Champion, take a photo with a Pikachu and Charizard standee, enjoy a special offer, and more as we celebrate 20 years of Pokémon at stores nationwide.

Introducing tokidoki Back-To-School and Stationery Product Lines, Available Exclusively at Barnes & Noble Starting July 16
On July 16, Barnes & Noble will launch the never-before-seen tokidoki back-to-school and stationery product lines, which will be sold exclusively at all Barnes & Noble stores nationwide through Summer 2016. An innovative line of apparel, tokidoki has built a worldwide following with its larger-than-life characters and designs. All Barnes & Noble stores will feature a table with tokidoki stationery, coloring products and back-to-school items, including a backpack, messenger bag, duffle bag, keyring, coloring book, sketchbook, notebook, pencil case, and much more. To celebrate the arrival of tokidoki, Barnes & Noble will be giving away free limited edition character trading cards and buttons in stores nationwide on July 16, while supplies last.

Manga: Saturday, July 16, at 7PM
Fans of Manga can come to Barnes & Noble and enjoy drawing and coloring activities from renowned Manga artist Camilla d’Errico, in addition to other activities, cosplay and giveaways. Plus, they can receive a special offer on all Manga from July 6 through July 19, with the exciting details to be announced during Get Pop-Cultured.

Comic Convention Collectibles: Available Starting July 21
The massively popular Comic Convention Collectibles will be on sale exclusively at Barnes & Noble from July 21 through July 24, while supplies last, with a limit of two per customer. The assortment will feature Funko and Diamond Collectibles.

DC Comics: Saturday, July 23, at 7PM
Barnes & Noble customers can be the first to get a free Suicide Squad Special Edition #1comic and enjoy giveaways, activities and cosplay. Plus, customers can receive a special offer on all DC Comics Graphic Novels from July 20 through July 24, with the exciting details to be announced during Get Pop-Cultured.

Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party: Saturday, July 30, at 8PM
Harry Potter fans are invited to Countdown to Midnight and the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two, a special rehearsal edition script book, which goes on sale July 31 at midnight. They are also invited to share their favorite memories of Harry Potter on Barnes & Noble’s special Muggle Wall, as well as participate in other activities and giveaways. Plus, fans can enter for a chance to win a set of 7 Harry PotterLimited Edition Cover Prints, available exclusively at Barnes & Noble. They can ask a bookseller for complete details and official rules.

On July 31, fans are invited back to their local Barnes & Noble store to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two all day with special events and activities, and to share perspectives on the new book.

Marvel: Saturday, August 6, at 7PM
Customers can come to Barnes & Noble and explore the Marvel Universe plus get exclusive samplers, including the first storyline for Mosaic. They can also enjoy trivia, coloring, cosplay, special offers and more. Plus, customers can receive a special offer on all Marvel Graphic Novels from July 25 through August 7, with the exciting details to be announced during Get Pop-Cultured.

Customers should stay tuned for upcoming Get Pop-Cultured announcements and visit their local Barnes & Noble store or go online at www.bn.com/getpop-cultured for more information.  They are encouraged to post pictures of themselves having fun at Get Pop-Cultured events to their social media channels using the hashtag, #GetPopCultured.

*Two (2) Winners from each store will be chosen at random on or about July 31 at 12:00AM to receive a set of seven (7) Harry Potter Limited Edition Cover Prints (ARV $140.00).  No Purchase necessary to enter or win.  Must be 13 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S. to enter.  Void where prohibited by law.  See a Bookseller for complete details and Official Rules.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 640 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

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CONTACTS:

Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Alan McNamara
Director
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3379
amcnamara@bn.com

Source: Barnes & Noble