LVMH launches a groundbreaking program for students from 50 leading schools and universities in Europe

Paris, 2018-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — LVMH has launched INSIDE LVMH Program, a groundbreaking program for students from 50 leading partner schools and universities in Europe, as well as interns working within the Group. Built around a digital platform, the program gives these young talents a deeper understanding of the strategic challenges in luxury, and an opportunity to propose solutions by working on the subject “Imagine the Luxury Experience of Tomorrow”. The top students will have a chance to join the 6,500 interns and 1,000 young graduates recruited each year by the Group and its Maisons around the world.

More than 3,500 young talents have already joined the INSIDE LVMH program, which is open to students in engineering, business, creative and design and technology courses at schools in six European countries (France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany), as well as interns and students in work/study programs within the Group. Designed in close collaboration with its professor-ambassadors, INSIDE LVMH Program enables the Group to position itself as a preferred employer while preparing and recruiting the next generations of managers and leaders at LVMH. By bridging the university and business environments with a 360° immersion into the LVMH Group, the program brings participants a better understanding of the luxury industry.

“Given our ambitious recruitment goals, we have designed the INSIDE LVMH Program to be a stepping stone between the academic world where the young talent is being nurtured, and the professional world. At LVMH, we believe that people make the difference, so we are delighted to be able to offer them a unique opportunity to discover the various aspects of our Group, and to imagine themselves joining our Maisons’ teams.” Chantal Gaemperle, Group EVP Human Resources & Synergies, LVMH.

The program revolves around a four-month digital immersion behind the scenes at the LVMH Group where students discover key skillsets in the luxury industry: Design & Creation, Brand Management, Supply Chain & Manufacturing, Digital Transformation & Entrepreneurship and Customer Excellence. A series of 50 short videos have been produced to guide the students “Inside”. These educational videos were created in collaboration with professors from prestigious schools (including Central Saint Martins, Bocconi University, HEC, ESSEC, CentraleSupélec and the Institut Français de la Mode), and joined by first person accounts from managers at over 20 LVMH Maisons.

Students are also invited to work as part of teams to imagine and develop their vision of the luxury experience of tomorrow, guided by professor-ambassadors from their school and by LVMH managers involved in the program. The 200 students with the most compelling ideas will present their concept to a Jury comprising executives from LVMH Maisons and members of the LVMH Executive Committee on May 3, 2018 in Paris. Following the program, the top students will be invited to join LVMH Maisons.

With this major initiative, LVMH is strengthening its relations with top European schools and universities and creating a pool of young talents for recruitment of the next generations of managers and leaders within LVMH Maisons.


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Source: LVMH

CVS Health offers Meningitis B vaccines to students, faculty and staff at UMass Amherst

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is offering Meningitis B vaccines to students, faculty and staff at UMass Amherst, in response to two confirmed cases of Meningitis B on campus. CVS Pharmacy stores and MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinics have vaccines available to protect patients against the disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determined that the strains of the meningococcal bacteria that caused both student’s infections are closely related, meaning there may be an increased risk of the disease for other undergraduates on campus. UMass Amherst students who have not been vaccinated are encouraged to get vaccinated. In addition, anyone who has had close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with a meningococcal illness, as well as faculty and staff who have conditions such as asplenia, a complement deficiency, or sickle cell anemia, should also receive the vaccine.

Meningitis B vaccines are fairly new and most college students have not received the vaccine previously. All college students are required to receive a vaccine that protect against four other strains of the meningococcal disease (A, C, W, and Y), but that vaccine does not protect against B, which is the cause of the current infections at UMass Amherst.

Vaccination is the most effective way to protect people from meningococcal infection and CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic will be offering the Meningitis B vaccine at the following locations1:

  • 165 University Drive, Amherst, MA 01002 (MinuteClinic also available)
  • 76 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002
  • 367 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035 (Located inside Target)
  • 366 King Street, Northampton, MA 01060 (MinuteClinic also available)
  • 90 Main Street, Northampton, MA 01060
  • 70 West State Street, Granby, MA 01033
  • Crystal Springs Plaza, 151 North Main Street, Belchertown, MA 01007
  • Route 10, 118 Northampton Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
  • 1616 Memorial Drive, Chicopee, MA 01020
  • 400 Beech Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
  • 1176 Granby Road, Chicopee, MA 01020
  • 451 Center Street, Ludlow, MA 01056
  • 250 Whiting Farms Road, Holyoke, MA 01040
  • 50 Holyoke Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 (Located inside Target)
  • 1990 Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095

All CVS Pharmacy locations can order doses of the vaccine upon request and have it available the next day. Pharmacy and medical clinic staff can assist patients in determining whether the vaccine is covered by their insurance plan.

“Immunizations are an important part of preventive care and a critical way to prevent serious diseases, like Meningitis B,” said Tobias Barker, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of MinuteClinic. “Our CVS pharmacists and MinuteClinic nurse practitioners are ready to provide meningitis vaccinations to the UMass Amherst community, and can help ensure that patients stay up to date on vaccinations in the future.”

No appointment is needed to receive a meningitis vaccination. Patients should bring both their health insurance and prescription insurance cards.

About CVS Health
CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at

Media Contact:
CVS Health
Amy Lanctot
(401) 770-2931

1 Vaccines are available when an immunizing pharmacist or MinuteClinic nurse practitioner is on duty, while supplies last.


BRC invites students to help tackle cyber security threats in the UK retail industry

BRC invites students to help tackle cyber security threats in the UK retail industry


The BRC has launched a new cyber security student challenge with the chance to win up to £500

London, 2017-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The BRC is inviting students at UK higher education institutions to participate in a paper contest on ‘cyber security risks facing the UK retail industry’, with a focus on how to tackle them. The challenge, which is open to any student based at a UK higher education establishment, invites students to offer new ideas on how government, law enforcement and industry should work together to tackle the main cyber security threats facing retail in the UK.

Entries will be judged by a panel of leading cyber security scholars from Imperial College, London, UCL, and King’s College, London. Successful candidates will be awarded prizes totalling £800 with the winner of the competition will also be given the opportunity to present their paper to members of the BRC’s Fraud and Cyber Security Group, as well as have their work printed in the BRC’s regular membership magazine, The Retailer.

Hugo Rosemont, Crime and Security Policy Adviser at the BRC said:

“Today we’re posing a new challenge around a pressing issue and we think that students across the country will rise to it. Working closely with partners in academia, this initiative has been designed to provide an opportunity to encourage a future generation of cyber security leaders to engage with issues of rapidly increasing importance to the UK. An estimated 53 per cent of reported fraud in the retail industry is cyber-enabled, which represents a total direct cost of around £100 million to UK businesses. The retail industry has long been investing in its cyber resilience in this context, however this is a rapidly evolving field and we are inviting the next generation to come forward with suggestions of new ideas and innovation that can help us keep on top of the challenges facing businesses.”

The challenge is being hosted as part of the BRC’s campaign on cyber security. The BRC recently launched a cyber security ‘toolkit’ for retailers that provides businesses of all sizes with a practical, step-by-step guide to prevent and manage cyber security threats and protect the customers they serve. The toolkit is for the whole of the retail industry and it was launched by Home Office Minister Sarah Newton earlier this month, and has received support from, amongst others, the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre.

For details and conditions of the competition: entry guidelines


BRC Press Office
TELEPHONE: + 44 (0) 20 7854 8924

Source: BRC


LVMH hosts event for students to discover the Group and its Houses around the theme of luxury and innovation

LVMH hosts event for students to discover the Group and its Houses around the theme of luxury and innovation
LVMH hosts event for students to discover the Group and its Houses around the theme of luxury and innovation


Paris, 2016-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — On November 22nd, the LVMH group is launching “Inside LVMH”, an unprecedented event and digital operation enabling 220 students from top French and European higher education institutions to discover the Group and its Houses around the theme of luxury and innovation.

“How do you see innovation in the luxury sector?” This was the question students from prestigious partner institutions across France and Europe (in the fields of engineering, business and design) had to answer by means of an unusual arrangement – roving video booths set up in their schools. Throughout the day, which will include career paths, workshops and meetings with management teams and employees, students will discover the LVMH ecosystem and its five sectors of activity, grasp the key issues involved, and envision the future. The LVMH group is resolutely forward-looking: qualities of creativity and innovation are imperative not only for its 130,000 employees, but also for the young talents who join up.

For this very special day, 16 Houses will open their doors and offer made-to-measure programs of activities, whose theme is the future of tradition and the capacity for continuing innovation. Christian Dior Couture will lead the students to explore the stages in the making of its men’s collections. Sephora will examine the challenges of client experience 2.0, while Chaumet will focus on the positioning of a new jewelry range.

The November 22nd event will be organized around three high points: the discovery of all the Houses in small groups, followed by a work session at LVMH headquarters, presided by Chantal Gaemperle, Group Executive Vice President Human Resources and Synergies, and member of the Executive Committee. The day will conclude with a masterclass at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, then a tour of the exhibition Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection, itself a symbol of excellence and visionary spirit.

Stay connected at and follow #INSIDELVMH on our social networks.


LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH


Levi Strauss & Co. teams up with Scholastic and Project WET Foundation to teach students become water ambassadors

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (September 27, 2016)  Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) announced it is partnering with Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and the Project WET Foundation to provide water impact education to an estimated 1.5 million elementary school children across the U.S.

Scholastic adapted an educational program created by the Project WET Foundation in partnership with LS&Co. to teach students in grades three through five how to become water ambassadors at school, at home and in their communities. Consisting of three in-classroom lessons, the “Our Watery World” program will introduce students to the concept of a water footprint and provide them with a deeper understanding of how their daily actions affect the planet’s scarce resources. Students will learn where usable water on Earth is located, who the biggest users of Earth’s water resources are and how important water is to people, plants and animals across the globe. They’ll also learn how much water every day items use throughout their lifecycle.

“Scholastic National Partnerships is very excited to be launching the ‘Our Watery World’ program with Levi Strauss & Co. and Project WET. Our collective goal is for this program to educate and inspire millions of young people around the country to help conserve water,” said Ann Amstutz-Hayes, SVP Scholastic National Partnerships,

In addition to the instructional program, students have an opportunity to submit their watersaving solutions in the “Conserve Water at Your School Sweepstakes” for a chance to receive a $10,000 grant from LS&Co. to bring their water-saving idea to life at their school. Students can answer the question, “What would you do to conserve water at your school?” and submit their response by February 1, 2017.

Water is one of the planet’s most precious resources, and it is going to take more than just one company or individual to ensure its future,” said Michael Kobori, vice president of sustainability, LS&Co. “The ‘Our Watery World’ program will help shape the future generation to not only be aware of water’s scarcity, but their role in changing it.”

LS&Co. has long been committed to understanding and reducing the company’s water impact across all aspects of its business. In 2015, the company partnered with the Project WET Foundation – a non-profit that develops action-oriented education to enable every child to understand and value water – to create a water program for LS&Co. employees. Employees are trained in the program and encouraged to go into their local community to teach students how to save water. This past March on World Water Day, the company committed to the White House to train 100 percent of its corporate employees in the LS&Co. Project WET Foundation program.

The Our Watery World program is currently available to teachers at

About Levi Strauss & Co.

Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™, and Denizen® brands. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites, and a global footprint of approximately 2,800 retail stores and shop-in-shops. Levi Strauss & Co.’s reported fiscal 2015 net revenues were $4.5 billion. For more information, go to

LS&Co. Contact:
Andrea Hicklin
Levi Strauss & Co.
(415) 501-7777

Scholastic Contact:
Michael Barrett

Source: Levi Strauss & Co.

Rite Aid brings all the essentials to help students prepare for school

Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The start of the new school year is around the corner and Rite Aid’s 4,600 stores nationwide are stocked with all the essentials to help students prepare. With a variety of products from lunchboxes, to dormitory needs, school supplies, tablets and more, Rite Aid is prepared to help students of all grade levels excel.

“With Rite Aid’s variety of unique and classic back to school items offered at outstanding prices, shoppers will find just what their students will need to academically succeed this school year, while shopping under budget,” said Tony Montini, Rite Aid executive vice president of merchandising and supply chain.

School Basics
Rite Aid carries the back-to-school staples from pens to pencils, crayons, highlighters, composition books, rulers, glue, tape and calculators including brand names such as Sharpie, Five-Star and Bic. A selection of pencils, multi-colored notebooks, index cards, erasers and more are offered at great prices by Rite Aid’s private brand, Home. With new designs on notebooks and fashion forward backpacks, students are sure to return to school in style. Shoppers will also find lunchboxes, sandwich and snack containers on the shelves in licensed favorites such as Finding Dory, Spiderman and Frozen.

New this year, make sure students stay up to date with the latest technology, such as with an 8.95-inch Windows tablet. Quality and affordable Craig products are also available including a 19-inch TV and 27-inch speaker tower. For printing needs, Rite Aid carries a Canon printer, copy paper and ink cartridges by HP, Epson and Canon. For students on the go or away at school, Rite Aid carries a large assortment of cell phone accessories including wall and car chargers and colorful standard and wireless earbuds.

Dormitory Essentials
Whether a freshman or a senior returning for the final year, Rite Aid carries the essentials needed to get college students situated for a fresh start with products such as sheet sets, hangers, lamps, laundry baskets and an assortment of new storage crates and trunks available in a variety of colors. Also available, appliances for college living including iron, coffee maker and toaster.

Gift Cards
With over 200 gift cards to choose from, send students on their way with iTunes, Starbucks, Subway or Best Buy gift cards. Hardworking students deserve a reward, treat them with a gift card to their favorite restaurant such as Applebee’s, Chipotle or Red Robin followed by a trip to the movies with an AMC, Fandango or Regal Cinema gift card. Or let them decide what they need with a Rite Aid, Vanilla Visa or American Express Card gift card.

Be sure to check the Rite Aid circular each week as select back-to-school products give shoppers the opportunity to earn Plenti points through Rite Aid’s new wellness+ with Plenti program. New and existing wellness+ members can now sign up forwellness+ with Plenti at any Rite Aid store nationwide or online

Once enrolled, members of wellness+ with Plenti will earn Plenti points on featured items they buy. These points can be used for at least two years for savings at Rite Aid and certain Plenti partners including Exxon, Macy’s and Mobil.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2016 annual revenues of $30.7 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at


Kristin Kellum

Source: Rite Aid