7‑Eleven has all the treats for the whole family this Halloween

Trick or Treat, Slurpee® is Sweet 7‑Eleven® Has Something Good to Eat

IRVING, TEXAS, 2017-Oct-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. has treats for the whole family this Halloween – creepy candy for the kids, monstrously good deals on whole pizzas for parents, and ghostly Slurpee®drinks for everyone. Along with the pizza, candy and Slurpee drinks that everyone can enjoy, 7‑Eleven® stores have hundreds of other meal-time, and treat-time, options.

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year making that night even more hectic.  While squeezing in decorating, dressing up, trick-or-treating and handing out candy to neighborhood ghouls, ghosts and goblins, 7‑Eleven is here to make dinner prep not a trick, but a treat.

With October being National Pizza Month, and Halloween one of the top pizza-selling days of the entire year,7‑Eleven stores make dinner easy – and affordable – with $5 deals on whole pizzas. Available in cheese, pepperoni and Extreme Meat, these oven-baked fast and ready-in-3-minutes pizzas go great with healthy, cut fruit or fresh-made green salads – these sides are especially important before the bag full of candy that’s coming later. Choose from Caesar, Chef, Garden, Mediterranean and more. Salad selection varies by store.

The featured Slurpee flavor is Ghost White Gummi with the supernatural sweetness of pineapple and a ghostly white color. It goes great when layered with the deep orange-colored Airheads Mango Chili Slurpee Lite® flavor. The refreshing mango flavor in the sugar-free Slurpee drink is followed by the sweet heat of chili. Both Slurpee flavors also come in an exclusive candy form – 7-Select® Ghost White Gummi Bears and limited-edition Mango Chili Airheads candy.

The best way to enjoy an orange and white Halloween Slurpee drink is with a special Halloween straw. This year’s scare-the-slurp-out-of-you straws feature Oscar the Airheads mascot with batwings or vampire teeth. Suggested retail price is just 99 cents.

“Halloween is a frightfully fun holiday, and 7‑Eleven wants to play along with treats for kids, as well as ways to make the holiday easier for mom and dad,” said Laura Gordon, 7‑Eleven vice president of marketing and brand innovation. “Not surprisingly, a holiday dressing up and eating candy is especially popular with kids, teens and young adults – the ages of some of our most frequent shoppers. Ghost white Slurpee drinks, gummi bears and other Halloween treats will give them one more reason to stop by 7‑Eleven.”

While Halloween certainly conjures up images of costumes, cobwebs and jack-o-lanterns, the holiday is still all about the candy. In the U.S., 95 percent of those celebrating will buy candy as part of the festivities… and probably eat a fair amount before the big day.

7‑Eleven stores have plenty of spooky sweet Halloween treats to enjoy right now or on Oct. 31. In addition to perennial favorites like candy corn and pumpkins, mummies and daddies can surprise their adorable little monsters with over-sized marshmallow lollipops featuring Frankenstein and mummy characters, along with colorful Dia de los Muertos folk-style skulls.

Jelly kabobs with bats, pumpkins and ghosts on skewers, while Blue Raspberry Mummy Ooze and Cherry Vampire Blood squeeze candy appeal to those looking for a creepier, messier experience. And keep an eye out for the bloodshot 7-Select Gummi Eyeballs.

Participating stores also have festive Halloween cookies including frosted sugar cookies in monster green and witches’ purple with sprinkles, as well as decorated pumpkin and sugar skull cookies. These are great to pick up on the way to office, school and neighborhood Halloween parties.

It wouldn’t be Halloween, or fall, without pumpkins, specifically pumpkin spice, and 7‑Eleven has that covered as well with pumpkin spice filled muffins, cake donuts, coffee, latte and even flavored coffee creamer. Not surprisingly, pumpkin spice is the top seasonal flavor in bakery and hot beverages at 7‑Eleven stores. We also expect our limited time pumpkin spice 7-Select Iced Cappuccino to become a favorite for those looking for a cold coffee beverage. Seasonal items are available at participating stores for a limited time.

Product selection varies at stores across the country, with some carrying costumes and accessories while others have stocked a selection of Halloween horror movies.

About 7‑Eleven, Inc.
7‑Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7‑Eleven® operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 63,000 stores in 18 countries, including 10,900 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7‑Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7‑Eleven offers customers industry-leading private-brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers also count on 7‑Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7‑Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards® customer-loyalty platform on the 7‑Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Contact:

7‑Eleven, Inc.

Corporate Communications

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SOURCE: 7‑Eleven Inc.

PetSmart launches new pet collection of fall apparel, Halloween costumes, toys, treats and accessories

PHOENIX, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — With fall making its official debut today (Sept. 22, 2016), PetSmart is celebrating the crisper weather and onset of spooky fun with a new collection of fall apparel, Halloween costumes, toys, treats and accessories.

A fresh collection of trendy new slogan tees, with statements like the The Snuggle is Real and #NeedaSnack are especially ideal for cute pups on the prowl at the dog park. Seasonal flavors like pumpkin and cinnamon are standouts in this year’s fall treat collection which includes pumpkin spice rawhide chews and pumpkin flavored stuffed bones. A pumpkin dog bed from Martha Stewart Pets® adds a festive touch for fall home décor, while providing pups a special cove-like place to cuddle up on a cool fall evening.

Spooky Fun

From villains to heroes, PetSmart inspires fun for all pets this Halloween. Manny the Frenchie, the Chicago-based Instagram pet celebrity with over a million followers, is already gearing up for Halloween night with his favorite costumes, treats and toys from PetSmart.

“Manny loves Halloween – his favorite costumes this year are the BB-8 Star Wars costume and Batman,” said Amber Chavez, Manny’s pet parent. “Manny and his siblings love joining us while we pass out candy to the neighbor kids. This year we’ll be able to include treating the dogs in the neighborhood thanks to all the cute Halloween snacks PetSmart has this year!”

Brand new this year, and available exclusively at PetSmart, is the Beggin’ Strips® Halloween Grab and Go Variety Pack. The bag, which consists of 14 fun-size pouches of savory treats, is perfect for passing out to the pups trick-or-treating with their families.

Other festive treats include the new Witches Pumpkin Brew dog biscuits from Bocce’s Bakery, baked with pumpkin and ginger, as well as on-trend macaroon cookies and cannolli dog treats. The Thrills & Chills™ Hipster Pumpkin Dog Treat is as cute as it is delicious.

Don’t forget to outfit your other furry friends with Halloween attire! Cats can look frightfully cute in easy-to-affix witch hats, and small animals can be dressed up in costumes like a bumble bee or spider. Fish tanks will look extra spirited with spooky ornaments like the haunted house and grave stone aquarium ornaments.

Monster Mayhem Hits PetSmart

Monsters are making a big appearance at PetSmart this year, with an entire collection dedicated to these colorful adorable monsters. The Thrills and Chills™ Monster Mayhem collection features toys, beds, costumes and accessories. Pets can play with a monster flattie toy, sport a monster pet costume that features an adjustable hat and slip-on furry “legs,” or curl up in an endearing three-eyed ghoul monster bed.

Amplify Their Look with Pet Expressions

Ideal for pets that would prefer not to don a costume on Halloween Night, PetSmart Pet Expressions provides temporary, non-toxic, pet-safe chalking, stenciling and feathering services, available in PetSmart Grooming Salons*, giving dogs a delightful dose of Halloween style. Choose from Halloween and seasonal stencils such as a pumpkin, ghost, turkey or glow-in-the-dark feathers.

Raising Spirits In-Store with Your Pet

Spirited furry friends and families are invited to trick-or-treat, take photos and more at PetSmart stores Oct. 22 through Oct. 23, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. local time**. In addition to the pet-friendly activities and giveaways, kids can trick-or-treat and decorate a trick-or-treat pail.

Wicked Cute Sweepstakes

Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 24, submit a photo of your pet in costume! Fans will decide the winner. Visit PetSmart’s Facebook page for more details and the Official Rules.

These fall and Halloween pet products and services are among a wide, comprehensive collection available now at PetSmart and petsmart.com.

*All services are subject to availability. Not available in SC, Boulder, CO & select cities in CA. Colors may vary by salon. Available to puppies 12 weeks and older.
**At participating stores. Check with your local PetSmart for details and availability.

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 1,466 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.comPetFoodDirect.comPet360.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: 
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Danielle Bickelmann
dbickelmann@golin.com
469-680-2503

PetSmart Media Line:
623-587-2177

Source: PetSmart Inc.

Starbucks launches new beverages and treats in its summer menu

Seattle, 2016-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Summer is in full swing at Starbucks, with refreshing new beverages and treats at participating stores in the United States and Canada.

Starting today (July 12), customers can enjoy the new sweetly tart Teavana® Shaken Berry Sangria Herbal Tea or the new Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato, the company’s first iced beverage that features coconut milk. Affogato-style Frappuccino® blended beverage is also joining Starbucks summer menu, along with Megpies artisan tarts.

What’s New?
New Teavana Shaken Berry Sangria Herbal Tea was inspired by the medley of fruit flavors that are often at their peak ripeness and juiciness during the summer. The beverage starts with freshly-brewed Teavana® Iced Passion Tango™ Tea, a blend of hibiscus, lemongrass and apple flavors, and a sangria syrup with four juice concentrates – peach, elderberry, blood orange, and raspberry. The tea is hand-shaken with apple juice, berries, orange slices and ice for a refreshingly vibrant tea with a sweet and tart finish.

Iced Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato features espresso shots poured over chilled coconut milk and combined with a hint of white chocolate mocha sauce. The beverage is finished with caramel sauce in a double crosshatch pattern and a swirl of mocha sauce to create five layers of espresso sweetness.

Inspired by the classic Italian dessert, Starbucks Affogato-style Frappuccino blended beverage in available stores this summer. For the beverage, a barista pours a shot of espresso over a finished Starbucks Frappuccino; the hot espresso mingles with the icy Frappuccino to create creamy pockets of coffee. Three Frappuccino blended beverages are featured Affogato-style: Vanilla Bean, Caramel and Mocha, although any Frappuccino can be ordered Affogato-style with a shot of espresso poured on top.

For a sweet afternoon treat, customers can try Megpies all-natural artisan tarts. It started with an idea from the Megpies owner Meghan Ritchie, who crafted these tiny pockets in her kitchen and sold them on her Brooklyn stoop to passersby. Available in participating Starbucks stores in two flavors – Strawberry and Cinnamon Sugar.

Summer refreshment at Starbucks
Starbucks line-up of refreshment, also includes cold coffee favorites Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, Nitro Cold Brew (in select stores) and Starbucks Doubleshot on Ice. Customers can also enjoy the special summertime Frappuccino blended beverages, including Caramel Waffle Cone Frappuccino, S’mores Frappuccino, and Mini Frappuccino beverages. After 3 p.m., Starbucks Sunset Menu includes icy Granitas, blended treats in three flavors: Caramel Espresso, Teavana® Youthberry® White Tea and Strawberry Lemon Limeade.

Media contact:

Global
Phone: 206 318 7100
Email: press@starbucks.com

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Starbucks launches new beverages and treats in its summer menu
Starbucks launches new beverages and treats in its summer menu

 

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The Co-op gives its card members a chance to “Swipe and Win” prizes, instant win coupons and treats

MANCHESTER, UK, 2015-7-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Prizes, instant win coupons and treats are on the cards at The Co-op as it gives its members a chance to “Swipe and Win” in-store.

The Co-operative has seen more than a million winners since it first introduced the popular promotion and, is again awarding twenty prizes of £1,000 worth of Co-operative Group vouchers every week, along with hundreds of thousands of instant win coupons and vouchers.

Customers simply need to present their Membership card at the checkout when they make a purchase in order to be in with a chance of winning. Members have a chance to “Swipe & Win” up until 10pm on Tuesday, 21 July.

Russell Gill, Head of Membership at the Group, said:

“There are many facets to Co-operative membership and, we are delighted to bring back our popular “Swipe & Win” Member loyalty scheme. The Co-operative is always just around the corner to offer quality and value conveniently and now, until 21 July, there are hundreds of thousands of prizes and instant win coupons up for grabs too for our Members who swipe their cards at the checkout.”

For further information about “Swipe & Win” and, becoming a Member of The Co-operative, ask in store or visit http://www.co-operative.coop/membership/points-and-offers-new/swipe-and-win-p10/

 

About The Co-operative Group:
The Co-operative Group, one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, with interests across food, funerals, insurance, electrical and legal services, has a clear purpose of championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities. Owned by over 8 million members, The Co-operative Group operates a total of 3,750 outlets, with more than 70,000 employees and an annual turnover of approximately £10 billion

For further information:
Andrew Torr
The Co-operative Press Office
Tel: 07702 505 551
Email: andrew.torr@co-operative.coop