Apple’s first store in Austria opens Saturday in the heart of Vienna

Vienna, 2018-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple Kärntner Straße, Apple’s first store in Austria, will open Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the heart of Vienna. Nestled on the famous pedestrian shopping street between St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera, the store’s 150 employees will invite visitors to experience the creative sessions and services offered in Apple Stores around the world.

“We can’t wait to join the bustling city of Vienna, a European crossroads so rich in history and culture,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “Apple Kärntner Straße brings the best of Apple together with our products, services and educational programs. Everyone is welcome to connect, be inspired to learn, and unlock their creativity.”

Designed with the original heritage building in mind, the two-level store features a corner entrance and reinstated exposed columns with large window openings that seamlessly connect it to the public gathering space outside. The highly knowledgeable employees together speak 44 languages and will be ready to serve international customers at Apple Kärntner Straße.

Visitors can participate in free Today at Apple sessions every day focused on photography, coding and app development, music, art and design, and more in The Forum. The diverse programs include Quick Start and How To sessions, Music Labs and Studio Hours, all led by Apple Creatives, the store’s experts in liberal arts. Interactive Photo Walks and Sketch Walks take participants outside the store to explore nearby sites in the city while learning new skills.

Programs are designed to serve all in the community, including sessions specifically for educators and children, such as Kids Hour on Saturdays. Entrepreneurs and app developers interested in hands-on training and advice can meet with Apple team members in the Boardroom for customized support.

Customers looking to simply try out Apple products can explore the entire line in the store and learn more from the store team at any time. New owners can get help customizing their iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac with Personal Setup and users can work side by side with Geniuses at the Genius Bar when looking for technical support and advice. Additionally, the Apple Store app is a personalized guide to the best support options from Apple and another way to get connected with an expert.

Apple Kärntner Straße will open Saturday at 9:30 a.m. To register for Today at Apple sessions, visit

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts:
Nick Leahy
(408) 862-5012

Ashley Rivera
(408) 862-1381

Apple Media Helpline:
(408) 974-2042

Source: Apple Inc.

The Bon-Ton Stores to close its Elder-Beerman store at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna, West Virginia early next year

MILWAUKEE, WI, 2017-Dec-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCQX: BONT), today  (November 28, 2017) announced it will close its Elder-Beerman store at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna, West Virginia early next year when its lease expires January 31, 2018. The store will be open for business to customers through the end of January. The closing will impact approximately 54 associates currently working at this location.

“We would like to thank the loyal customers who have shopped with Elder-Beerman over the years as well as our devoted store associates for their dedication and friendly customer service to this community,” commented Bill Tracy, president and chief executive officer for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

In January, associates at this location will be offered the opportunity to interview for available positions at other store locations or receive career transition benefits, including severance, according to established practices and state employment service support.

Customers are invited to visit the company’s website at to continue to access promotions and shop an expanded merchandise assortment.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 260 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, ElderBeerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. For further information, please visit

Christine Hojnacki

Source: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.

SPAR Academy in Vienna announces additional training series for apprentices as part of ‘Fairtrade-Ambassador’ project

SPAR Academy in Vienna announces additional training series for apprentices as part of ‘Fairtrade-Ambassador’ project


The SPAR Academy in Vienna has been cooperating with Fairtrade Austria for 15 years and in 2016 had set itself the goal of becoming the first commercial vocational school in Austria with a Fairtrade award.

Vienna, Austria, 2017-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Part of this award is the project ‘Fairtrade-Ambassador’ – additional training series for SPAR apprentices in the first year of their apprenticeship. The 98 apprentices who voluntarily opted for supplementary training this year were honored for their special commitment.

“To educate young people about Fairtrade is the most sustainable way to strengthen Fairtrade as well as small production companies in the future. The commitment and the willingness of our SPAR apprentices to learn more is a positive thing for the future, “said Fritz Poppmeier, Director of SPAR Austria, about the enthusiasm of the SPAR apprentices.

“The apprentices are given additional training on topics such as solidarity and sustainability, and their awareness of global connections is intensified in connection with commercial responsibility. Social responsibility is thus a central and also a corporate value of SPAR,” continued Mr Poppmeier on the occasion of the presentation of the Fairtrade award to the SPAR Academy in Vienna.

“Every day hundreds of thousands of people are buying at SPAR. It is therefore all the more important that the employees in the stores also know about Fairtrade. SPAR is already making a great contribution to apprentice training in order to anchor the idea of ​​Fairtrade even more firmly” says Fairtrade CEO Hartwig Kirner, who is enthusiastic about SPAR Austria’s commitment.


SPAR International
Tel: +3120 626 6749

Source: Spar International