Toys“R”Us® now accepting applications for part-time holiday jobs at stores and distribution centers nationwide

WAYNE, NJ, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — ’Tis the season to be hiring. While Saint Nick has his elves at the North Pole to help him prep for the big day, Toys“R”Us®, the world’s leading dedicated toy retailer, is seeking some helpers of its own to ensure every kid’s holiday list is fulfilled. Today (September 14, 2016), the company announced it is now accepting applications for part-time holiday jobs at stores and distribution centers across the country (no red suit or elf ensemble required).

Click to Tweet: #HolidayHiring is underway at @ToysRUs! Learn more & apply now: https://toysrusinc.com/holidayjobs

“Parents and gift-givers look to us during the holidays to deliver magic to the kids in their lives. There’s not a better time to be part of our company – it really is the most exciting time of year for our stores and distribution centers,” said Tim Grace, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Talent Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc. “We’re looking for team members who want to become ‘holiday heroes’ and help us bring joy to kids everywhere.”

The seasonal hiring push will help ensure Toys“R”Us stores and distribution centers are fully staffed to meet customers’ needs and increased business demand throughout the holiday season. In-store positions include sales team members, cashiers and stock crew team members. Distribution center opportunities include warehouse operations, department managers, team coordinators and clerical specialists. Most holiday jobs are part-time, offering individuals flexible work schedules throughout the week.

This year, the company has enhanced its compensation packages, as well as introduced new seasonal incentives, to ensure it is highly competitive in local markets. Seasonal team members will also be eligible for the company’s team member discount – the perfect perk for the hottest toy-buying season.

Markets with the largest seasonal hiring needs include: 

  • New York, NY – more than 4,500
  • Los Angeles, CA – more than 2,700
  • Philadelphia, PA – more than 1,500
  • Chicago, IL – more than 1,200
  • Washington, D.C. – more than 1,000

Seasonal jobs can also be a great way to start a long-term career with Toys“R”Us for those seeking permanent employment. Every year, outstanding seasonal hires have the opportunity to become permanent team members. In recent years, 15-20 percent of the company’s holiday workforce has retained positions after Christmas, choosing Toys“R”Us to help further their careers.

Interested applicants can learn more and apply now at Toysrusinc.com/holidayjobs. Jobseekers are also invited to take part in national hiring events at all Toys“R”Us stores and distribution centers on Monday, October 10 and Friday, November 11.

About Toys“R”Us, Inc.

Toys“R”Us, Inc. is the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 875 Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 765 international stores and over 245 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Toys“R”Us, Inc. is headquartered in Wayne, NJ, and has an annual workforce of approximately 62,000 employees worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. For more information, visit Toysrusinc.com or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter. Follow Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus and Facebook.com/Babiesrus and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus and Twitter.com/Babiesrus.

Media Contacts:
Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Alyssa Peera
973-617-5634
alyssa.peera@toysrus.com

SOURCE: Toys“R”Us, Inc.

Lindex expands Reuse and recycle initiative at all its stores in Sweden and Norway

Lindex expands Reuse and recycle initiative at all its stores in Sweden and Norway
Lindex expands Reuse and recycle initiative at all its stores in Sweden and Norway

 

Gothenburg, Sweden, 2016-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lindex launches the possibility for their customers to hand in used textile for recycling and reuse in all stores in Sweden and Norway. Reuse and recycle is a part of the company’s long term ambition to close the material loop. In Sweden, Lindex is collaborating with Myrorna.

Lindex launched the possibility to hand in textiles for reuse and recycle, in a limited amount of stores in 2014 but are now expanding the initiatives to all stores in Sweden and Norway. During the autumn the initiative will also be launched in thirty stores in Finland.

Every year approximately eight kilos of textiles are thrown away in Sweden. We want to change that, and together with our customers, reuse old textiles in the best possible way. Our long term goal is to close the material loop and use fibers recycled by consumers in our own production in order to decrease our need of new raw materials, says,Sara Winroth, Sustainability Manager at Lindex.

Today the collected textiles are given a new life in Myrorna’s second hand shops or through recycling where they become parts in new products such as cloths for the industry or isolation material. Since the start over six tons of textile have been collected.

”This collaboration gives us the possibility to reach new donors and is really in line with our ambition to increase reuse and make it easier for people to donate instead of throwing away. In addition the collaboration with Lindex contributes to us making a profit that is dedicated to social work for people in need of help and support in Sweden, says, Emma Enebog, Sustainability Manager at Myrorna.

For more information, please contact:

Miriam Tjernström
Press Relations Manager, Lindex
Phone: 46 (0)31 739 50 60
E-mail: press@lindex.com

Source: Lindex

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Whole Foods Market stores in Canada launch Apple Pay

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market stores in Canada are now offering Apple Pay, a service that enables shoppers to make mobile payments with an iPhone.

“Our customers are going to love the convenience of Apple Pay, which will bring a faster, easier, more secure and private way to make purchases at Whole Foods Market,” said Joe Rogoff, president of Whole Foods Market’s Pacific Northwest Region. “We’re committed to providing innovative new choices and conveniences for our customers, and the ability to buy groceries with just a simple touch of a finger elevates convenience to a whole new level.”

By seamlessly integrating Apple designed hardware, software and services, Apple Pay creates a unique, elegant and intuitive experience for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch users.

Checkout lanes at all Whole Foods Market stores already accept industry standard Near Field Communication (NFC) payments via pads at store registers. With Apple Pay, Whole Foods Market will accept even more payments using NFC technology.

Contact:

Darrah Gist
darrah.gist@wholefoods.com
678.638.5888

Lauren Bernath
lauren.bernath@wholefoods.com
678.638.5805

Source: Whole Foods Market

Speedway selects NCR’s OPTIC pay–at–the–pump terminals for their 2,770 stores in 22 states

EMV–ready hardware & software solution enables leading convenience retailer to enhance the customer experience.

Duluth, GA, 2016-Jul-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni–channel solutions, and Speedway LLC (Speedway), the nation’s second largest company–owned–and–operated convenience retailer, today announced Speedway’s selection of NCR’s OPTIC pay–at–the–pump terminals for their 2,770 stores in 22 states. The NCR solution offers a robust consumer experience on an open software platform for Speedway to take the next step in its omni–channel strategy. It streamlines deploying and managing at–pump systems, to help provide consistent and personalized shopping experiences for their customers across all fueling platforms.

NCR OPTIC is a modular, self–service solution that comes in its standard configuration EMV–ready with a touch screen, contactless reader (including mobile phones), 2D barcode scanner and mag stripe reader. NCR offers OPTIC in two sizes, a smaller 5” terminal for use with older dispensers, and an ultra–sharp 12” widescreen – one of the biggest, brightest, and most powerful retrofit options on the market today. NCR OPTIC has been thoughtfully engineered to provide retrofit options for most brands of fuel dispensers. With an unprecedented open software platform, NCR OPTIC enables retailers to gain flexibility in developing their own unique applications to engage with their consumers like never before.

“We are a customer focused organization and as such, we are always looking for ways to add speed and simplicity for consumers, whether they are fueling, eating or shopping in our stores,” said Tony Kenney, president, Speedway. “NCR’s OPTIC solution allows us to continue to provide exceptional service for our valued customers.”

The NCR OPTIC solution is a platform for many features, providing an agile, flexible method of improving customer service. It also allows Speedway to utilize an open source solution, further enhancing the shopper experience with its industry leading Speedy Rewards® loyalty solution, built on NCR’s Advanced Marketing platform.

“Speedway is a leader in the convenience store industry,” said Michael Bayer, president, NCR Retail. “Extending the relationship with Speedway and providing our latest pay–at–the–pump solutions, opens the door to more innovation. Our focus is to help customers, such as Speedway, build more efficient, profitable and connected businesses.”

About Speedway LLC
Speedway LLC (Speedway), headquartered in Enon, Ohio, is the nation’s second largest company–owned and –operated convenience store chain with approximately 2,770 stores located in 22 states. Speedway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC). For further information about Speedway, visit the company’s web site athttp://www.speedway.com.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Website: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr–corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

News Media Contact:
Tim Henschel
NCR Public Relations
770 299 5100
tim.henschel@ncr.com

Investor Relations:
Lisa D. Wilson (Speedway)
(419) 421–2071

Teresa Homan (Speedway)
(419) 421–2965

Media Contact:
Stefanie Griffith (Speedway)
419 421–4327

Source: NCR

Barnes & Noble executive appointments: Jaime Carey promoted to President of Development & Restaurant Group and Michael Ladd named VP, Stores

New York, NY 2016-Jun-27 — /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 two executive appointments: Jaime Carey, currently Chief Operating Officer, has been promoted to President of Development & Restaurant Group, effective immediately, and Michael Ladd has been named Vice President, Stores. Both Mr. Carey and Mr. Ladd, whose appointment is effective June 27, will report to Ron Boire, Chief Executive Officer.

In his new role, Mr. Carey will be responsible for overseeing real estate development and the newly created Restaurant Group. “We have a tremendous real estate portfolio and the very best real estate team in retail led by David Deason, our VP of Development, said Mr. Boire. “Jaime’s promotion underscores the importance of having a leader devoted to our new store concepts with a focus on an enhanced restaurant experience.” Mr. Boire announced that Barnes & Noble would open four new concept stores in Fiscal 2017, complete with a new restaurant featuring an expanded menu along with a beer and wine offering. In addition to opening the first new store in Eastchester, NY, this October, the Company plans to open stores at the Edina Galleria in Edina, MN, at the Palladio in Folsom, CA, and at One Loudon in Loudon, VA.

Mr. Carey first joined Barnes & Noble in 2003 as Director of Newsstand, and was promoted to Vice President. In May 2008, Mr. Carey was named Chief Merchandising Officer overseeing merchandising and product development. He was instrumental in the company’s successful expansion into non-book categories, including Toys & Games, Gift and Vinyl. All of these departments experienced double-digit comp growth during his tenure. In July 2015, Mr. Carey was promoted to Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for overseeing merchandising, marketing, e-commerce, NOOK® and proprietary publishing.

Mr. Ladd joins Barnes & Noble from Sears Holding Corporation where he was Senior Vice President, Head of Retail Stores. He began his 24-year career at Sears as Store Manager in 1996, working his way up the ranks to District Manager, National Sales Director, Regional Director, and Vice President to his current role as Senior Vice President, with responsibility for the entire field and home office support organization of a $13 billion retail organization with 720 stores.

“Mike is an accomplished leader with a proven track record for driving results,” said Mr. Boire.  “We think he is the perfect addition to our management team given his broad range of retail capabilities.”

In his new role, Mr. Ladd will have responsibility for the entire retail store organization and profitable growth of the business, driving sales, training, developing talent and recruitment. He is a cum laude graduate of Miami University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Psychology.

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.Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers®, Barnes & Noble.com® and Discover Great New Writers® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.For more information on Barnes & Noble, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, and like us on Facebook. For more information on NOOK, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

 

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) and information relating to Barnes & Noble that are based on the beliefs of the management of Barnes & Noble as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the management of Barnes & Noble. When used in this communication, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “will,” “forecasts,” “projections,” and similar expressions, as they relate to Barnes & Noble or the management of Barnes & Noble, identify forward-looking statements.

Such statements reflect the current views of Barnes & Noble with respect to future events, the outcome of which is subject to certain risks, including, among others, the general economic environment and consumer spending patterns, decreased consumer demand for Barnes & Noble’s products, low growth or declining sales and net income due to various factors, including store closings, higher-than-anticipated or increasing costs, including with respect to store closings, relocation, occupancy (including in connection with lease renewals) and labor costs, the effects of competition, the risk of insufficient access to financing to implement future business initiatives, risks associated with data privacy and information security, risks associated with Barnes & Noble’s supply chain, including possible delays and disruptions and increases in shipping rates, various risks associated with the digital business, including the possible loss of customers, declines in digital content sales, risks and costs associated with ongoing efforts to rationalize the digital business and the digital business not being able to perform its obligations under the Samsung commercial agreement and the consequences thereof, the risk that financial and operational forecasts and projections are not achieved, the performance of Barnes & Noble’s initiatives including but not limited to its new store concept and e-commerce initiatives, unanticipated adverse litigation results or effects, potential infringement of Barnes & Noble’s intellectual property by third parties or by Barnes & Noble of the intellectual property of third parties, and other factors, including those factors discussed in detail in Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in Barnes & Noble’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 2, 2015, and in Barnes & Noble’s other filings made hereafter from time to time with the SEC.

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results or outcomes may vary materially from those described as anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended or planned. Subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to Barnes & Noble or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements in this paragraph. Barnes & Noble undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise after the date of this communication.

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

Andy Milevoj
Vice President,
Investor Relations
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3489
amilevoj@bn.com

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Men’s Gift And Accessories Firm Is Groomed For Success Thanks To Bank And Government Funding

£987,000 enterprise fund cash helps ensure new stores are looking good. EXPANSION plans for mens gift and accessories company Menkind Stores certainly created the right impression with the Royal Bank of Scotland, when it agreed to help fund the company’s plans to open five new stores.

The high street bank decided that Menkind could benefit from a little ‘grooming’ if its plans to expand beyond its original single store and launch a cutting-edge new website were to take it to the next level.

So Menkind Stores’ founder, Paul Kraftman, went to his bank manager, Robert Laurie, with his plans, and was put in touch with the administrators of the government’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme.

And the bank helped Menkind secure £987,000 of EFG cash which has gone a long way to funding the buying and fitting out of the five new stores. The funding boost has certainly had the desired effect on the business’s fortunes.

“Our new store openings were fitted out in a new concept, which has proven to be a great success in driving sales,” said Mr Kraftman.

“We are grateful to Robert and the team at RBS for arranging the finance package we needed.”

One thing Mr Kraftman is only too well aware of is the seasonal nature of the men’s gift market, but he believes Menkind’s growth has been achieved because of, rather than in spite of, this.

“Our flexible operating model allows us to manage and align costs so effectively with the seasonality of our market,” he added.

Menkind opened its first store in 2001 in the Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex. The five new stores are in Aberdeen, Cardiff, Nottingham, Liverpool and Manchester.

Its new-look website, www.menkind.co.uk, is now live in good time for Christmas, and is crammed with thousands gift and novelty ideas for men (and big boys) of all ages to suit every pocket from football gifts to mens watches and remote control cars.

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Naartjie Announces Naartjie Online Boys Clothing Discount

Naartjie, the original name in fashionable, kid-friendly clothing, announced today that it is offering 25 percent off their entire stock of boys’ fashions online at Naartjie.com. This promotion ends February 25, 2009 and is good only online. Naartjie’s entire stock of holiday fashions are reduced to $9.99 a piece both online and in-store. (All holiday sales are final).

“Children outgrow clothing faster than seasons change, and just in time for spring, we’re excited to offer online specials on boys clothing,” said Joe Norwood, director of marketing, Naartjie USA. “In this economy, shoppers are turning to online retailers with great selections and quality merchandise at competitive prices. Naartjie’s kid-friendly, rugged and fun to wear clothes for boys are always in fashion and our 25% off promotional discount can’t be beat.”

Naartjie designs, colors, prints, and styles represent a truly unique synthesis of European fashion trends with western casual lifestyle. Featuring a dominant focus on natural fabrics that are garment-dyed, pre-washed and pre-shrunk for easy wear, low maintenance and comfort, Naartjie uses a garment dye process that results in a more vibrant color and softer clothing and accessories for precious little ones.

The ultimate in mix and match, Naartjie introduces new colors, prints and styles within a monthly grouping to allow customers to mix and match across the entire assortment. In addition, shoppers can mix and match between collections within a season. The freshest and broadest color assortment in the industry. Distinctive detailing, mixing of fabrics, appliqués and embroidery details. Always “Kid-Friendly” design concepts made primarily of natural fabrics that feature weight-right fabrications for maximum comfort and easy care. Each item is designed and constructed for easy-wear comfort, whether the garment is dressed up or dressed down.

About Naartjie
Naartjie was founded in 1989 in Cape Town, South Africa when designer Anne Eales sought an alternative to the limited selection of childrens clothes available as she shopped for her three young boys. F r o m its very conception, Naartjie was about KIDS… playful, vibrant, active, colorful, natural, always changing. We offer great kids clothes and baby clothes, basics and accessories for girls, boys, and newborns to 10 years of age — all at surprisingly affordable prices. Naartjie’s corporate headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Naartjie owns and operates stores in both the United States and South Africa, with new stores opening regularly. For more information, please visit us at http://naartjie.com.

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