Burger King Europe GmbH signs multi-country development agreement in sub-Saharan Africa with Servair S.A.

OAKVILLE, ON,, 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI”) announced today (April 4, 2017 ) that Burger King Europe GmbH (“BKE”) has closed a multi-country development agreement in sub-Saharan Africa with Servair S.A. (“Servair”), a member of gategroup, to lead the development and growth of the BURGER KING® brand in the region.

“We are excited to announce this agreement to accelerate the expansion of the BURGER KING® brand in sub-Saharan Africa, a high-potential consumer market that remains a priority for us as we grow the brand in the region” says José Cil, President of the BURGER KING® brand. “Servair has a tremendous amount of experience in the food service segment and particularly with the BURGER KING® brand, which will serve them well in continuing to expand the brand’s presence in the region.”

“BURGER KING® is one of the world’s most popular and iconic brands and there are many opportunities to build on this success in Africa,” said Michel Emeyriat, Chairman and CEO of Servair. “We have ambitious growth plans for sub-Saharan Africa and we look forward to delivering exceptional service and great-tasting food to all our BURGER KING® Guests.”

BURGER KING® and Servair previously collaborated to open the first BURGER KING® restaurants in Kenya and Ivory Coast. The new agreement will help to further expand the footprint of the BURGER KING® brand in Ivory Coast and Kenya as well as several new markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.

About Restaurant Brands International
Restaurant Brands International Inc. (“RBI”) is one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies with more than $27 billion in system-wide sales and over 23,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. RBI owns three of the world’s most prominent and iconic quick service restaurant brands – TIM HORTONS®, BURGER KING®, and POPEYES®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees and communities for over 40 years. To learn more about RBI, please visit the company’s website at www.rbi.com.

Founded in 1954, the BURGER KING® brand is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates more than 15,000 locations in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. To learn more about the BURGER KING® brand, please visit the BURGER KING® brand website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Forward-Looking Statements

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PVH’s to support Save the Children’s Youth Employment Training and Early Childhood Care and Development programs in Sub-Saharan Africa

NEW YORK, 2016-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) today (Sep. 20, 2016) announced that it will be earmarking $1 million of its 2014 commitment to Save the Children to support programs in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next three years.

The investment comes as part of PVH’s recent business focus on the Sub-Saharan Africa region, including a woven shirt factory under construction in Ethiopia’s Hawassa Industrial Park to be operated as part of a joint venture, sourcing in Kenya and branded product sales through various partners in the region.

PVH’s funding will support programs on Youth Employment Training and Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD). Save the Children is supporting the national efforts to increase youth employment, entrepreneurship and skills development by implementing education and livelihood programs focusing on vulnerable young people. The organization is targeting disadvantaged children and youth aged 15-24 years old. Save the Children’s ECCD programs strengthen and sustain early learning and school readiness for children aged 4-6 years old.

“Our philanthropic mission is to support the needs of women and children around the world. We are working to drive positive impacts through our efforts to create a ‘best-in-class’ apparel manufacturing industry inEthiopia, improve access to high quality early childhood education and provide essential employment training,” said PVH Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Emanuel Chirico. “Today’s children will be our future CEOs, employees and customers, and this investment allows us to better support Save the Children’s efforts to create lasting changes in the lives of children in need.”

“PVH has been a committed partner to Save the Children for more than a decade,” said Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children “We are so grateful for their support of children from preschoolers to young adults.”

PVH & Save the Children

In December 2014, PVH announced a worldwide partnership with Save the Children supporting their programming with a multi million dollar commitment over five years from The PVH Foundation. PVH associates around the word are passionate about supporting the organization through a global Sponsor-A-Child program, associate volunteer site visits and other initiatives. PVH Chairman and CEO Manny Chirico also joined Save the Children’s Board of Trustees, furthering support of their efforts.

About PVH Corp.

With a history going back over 130 years, PVH Corp. has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International, Ltd.

About Save the Children

Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We invest in childhood — every day, in times of crisis and for our future. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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