Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice to open its 24th store in Washington

PORTLAND, Ore., 2017-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice, a warehouse-format store that has catered to the foodservice industry for more than 60 years, will open a new store in Wenatchee, WA on August 12. Located at 200 Ferry Street, the Wenatchee store will be Cash&Carry’s 24th in Washington and 63rd in the Western United States.

Offering a wide range of products designed to meet the needs of local foodservice businesses, the new location will provide a one-stop shopping location for product and supply necessities.

The 23,000 square-foot store, like all Cash&Carry locations, will carry more than 8,000 products including fresh produce, fresh meats, cheeses, dairy and deli products, frozen foods, grocery products, baking ingredients, beverages, bread and tortillas, janitorial supplies, catering supplies, tableware and barware. Though Cash&Carry stores cater primarily to the foodservice industry, they offer an easy, affordable option for non-profit organizations, schools, church groups, caterers and other individuals looking to purchase larger product quantities at lower prices.

“Our stores provide foodservice operators the right products at the right price,” says John Mathews, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cash&Carry. “We offer an assortment that includes major national brands, as well as high-quality private label products. We buy in volume at the best possible prices and we pass those savings along to our customers. We are excited about opening our new store in Wenatchee to serve new and existing customers in the area.”

About Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice

Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice is a warehouse-format store catering to the foodservice industry based in Portland, Oregon. For over 60 years, the Company has offered a wide-range of larger quantity products in a convenient one-stop shop. As of July 1, 2017, the Company operated 61 warehouse stores in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah and California. Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice is the foodservice division of Smart & Final Stores, LLC (NYSE: SFS), headquartered in Commerce (near Los Angeles), California. For more information, please visit the Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice website at www.smartfoodservice.com.

SOURCE: Cash&Carry Smart Foodservice

CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente at Bartell Drugs opens new location in Washington

High-quality and convenient health care services now available seven days a week at 12 CareClinics across Washington

SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente at Bartell Drugs opened today (April 17, 2017) at 11020 19th Avenue SE, providing Everett and Snohomish County residents with access to high-quality, convenient health care to get them well and on their way. This new location will provide treatment for minor illness and injuries, as well as preventive services from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

“Patients come to our CareClinics for quality and convenient care,” said Kaiser Permanente clinician Michael Erickson, CareClinic chief. “We’ve proven that CareClinics live up to the promise of quickly diagnosing and treating common ailments. We get you in, taken care of and on your way for an affordable price.”

CareClinics are open to everyone – both Kaiser Permanente members and nonmembers – ages 2 and up. The cost is $75 per visit for those without health coverage. Led by Kaiser Permanente care teams, services include treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, and routine preventive care such as vaccinations.

Kaiser Permanente members who access the CareClinic can feel confident in knowing that their diagnosis and treatment plans are included in their secure electronic health record and shared with their care teams, allowing for a more coordinated care experience.

Kaiser Permanente and Bartell Drugs now operate 12 CareClinic locations and plan to add three more by the end of the year. These clinics help to further Kaiser Permanente’s mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of the communities it serves.

The four additional CareClinic locations planned for 2017 include:

  • Gig Harbor –  June  2017
  • Snoqualmie – summer 2017
  • Redmond Town Center – summer 2017

“Bartell Drugs guests have told us they want the ability to get care and treatment as well as everyday necessities in one place,” said John Lewis, director of CareClinic Operations for Bartell Drugs. “That’s why we’re so excited to continue our expansion in order to offer our services to more communities around the region.”

For a complete list and more information on all the current CareClinics, visit care-clinic.org.

About Bartell Drugs

Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 127-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. Operating 65 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain.  For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 11.3 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

Contact:

1.877.BARTELL
(1.877.227.8355)

Source: Bartell Drugs

Amazon Restaurants brings its delivery service in the greater Washington, D.C. area

Prime members in D.C. can now enjoy delivery from popular restaurants, including Maketto, Ben’s Next Door, Hill Country Barbecue Market, Kapnos, b DC Penn Quarter, and many more

SEATTLE, 2017-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Feb. 28, 2017) announced that Prime members in the greater Washington, D.C. area can now enjoy delivery from 150 popular restaurants, including Maketto, Ben’s Next Door, Hill Country Barbecue Market, Kapnos, b DC Penn Quarter, and many more. Amazon Restaurants is expanding its delivery territory from Northern Virginia to customers in the Capitol Hill, Georgetown, Adams Morgan, H Street, Shaw, and Downtown neighborhoods, to name a few.

“The hustle and bustle in the nation’s capital can make it difficult to try all the amazing restaurants around town,” said Gus Lopez, general manager of Amazon Restaurants. “Now, Amazon Restaurants makes it easy to skip traffic and get delicious meals from top restaurants conveniently delivered to your office or home in an hour or less.”

Using the Amazon or Prime Now mobile apps or by visiting www.amazon.com/restaurants, Prime members in D.C. can order from participating restaurants, browse menus, track the status of their delivery, and watch as their delivery driver travels from the restaurant to the delivery address in real time.

Once an order is placed, the food will be delivered in one hour or less. Amazon Restaurants offers customers transparent pricing—there are no menu markups. If a customer finds a restaurant item on Amazon Restaurants that is priced higher than the regularly priced item on the restaurant’s current online menu within 24 hours of placing the order, Amazon will refund that customer the price of the item.

“Who doesn’t love being a Prime member and all the benefits that come with it?” said Jesse Hiney, general manager of Osteria Morini DC. “Now my customers will be able to get our delicious pasta delivered right to their doors. Sounds dangerous in a delicious way!”

New Participating Restaurants in Washington, D.C. include:

  • Absolute Noodle
  • Acacia Bistro
  • Addis Ethiopian Restaurants
  • Al Volo DC
  • Amsterdam Falafelshop
  • Appioo African Bar & Grill
  • Arepa Zone
  • b DC Penn Quarter
  • Banana Leaves Asian Restaurant & Sushi Bar
  • Bangkok Joes
  • Bar Deco
  • Bolt Burgers
  • Bozzelli’s
  • Cafe of India
  • Coppi’s Organic Restaurant
  • Das Ethiopian
  • DC Pizza
  • DC Wisey’s
  • DCity Smokehouse
  • District Doughnut and Coffee
  • Duffy’s Irish Restaurant and Pub
  • Dupont Pizza
  • Espita Mezcaleria
  • Hill Country Barbecue Market
  • Indique
  • I-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar
  • Johnny Pistola’s
  • Kapnos
  • Khepra’s Raw Food Juice Bar
  • Kogod Liquors & Deli
  • Le Caprice DC Cafe Bakery
  • Lore Lounge
  • Maketto
  • Masala Art
  • Mayur Kabob House
  • Merzi
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Moxie’s
  • Mythology
  • Nazca Mochica
  • Nerds & Nibblers
  • New Dynasty Chinese Restaurant
  • New Heights Restaurant
  • Osteria Morini
  • Panda Gourmet
  • Pasha’s Kitchen
  • Pizza Mart
  • Pow Pow
  • Prescription Chicken
  • Quara Ethiopian Fusion Restaurant
  • Rakuya
  • Rasoi Indian Kitchen
  • Rice Bar
  • Rito Loco
  • San Antonio Bar & Grill
  • Shanghai Tokyo Cafe
  • Shawafel
  • Simply Banh Mi
  • Sloppy Mamas
  • Thai Chili
  • The Chickery
  • The Deli
  • Toku Japanese and Asian Cuisine
  • Tono Sushi
  • Uni Bistro
  • Uprising Muffin Company
  • Ventnor Sports
  • West Wing Cafe
  • Zorba’s Cafe

Prime members can download the Amazon or Prime Now apps or visit www.amazon.com/restaurants to enter their ZIP code and see if the service is available in their area. In ZIP codes where restaurant delivery is available, customers will see Restaurants on the home page.

To learn more about Amazon Restaurants or to download the Amazon and Prime Now mobile apps, visit amazon.com/restaurants. For restaurants interested in working with Amazon Restaurants, please visit amazon.com/restaurants-merchants.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about. Learn more about Amazon Prime Now, Shop, or Download the App at www.primenow.com.

Media Hotline:

206-266-7180
Amazon-pr@amazon.com
www.amazon.com/pr

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

Whole Foods Market to open new store at H Street neighborhood, Washington on March 15

Store will offer exclusive local products, made-in-house specialties and a new venue by local chef Erik Bruner-Yang

WASHINGTON, 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market will open its newest Washington location on Wednesday, March 15, at 600 H St. NE. The store, designed to be the go-to destination for grocery shoppers east of the Capitol, will offer the highest quality natural and organic products, including fresh produce, meat, seafood and prepared foods.

“We’re thrilled to join the thriving H Street neighborhood,” said Donovan Morris, the store’s team leader and a 26-year Whole Foods Market veteran who most recently led the Foggy Bottom/GW store. “We’re offering a unique, exciting grocery shopping experience and a new destination for fast casual dining with gathering places for the community.”

Every item sold in the store meets Whole Foods Market’s rigorous quality standards and is free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives and hydrogenated fats.

The 40,000-square-foot store includes:

  • The first expanded Paper Horse venue by Chef Erik Bruner-Yang, introducing a larger Chinese diner-style menu, featuring  Asian comfort foods
  • Collaborations with Atlas Brew Works, including a first-to-market “Home Rule” brew and baked-from-scratch breads made from recycled brewer’s grain
  • Exclusive local products, including sauces and spice blends from Maketto, Cava restaurant sauces and D.C.-based Snacklins’ vegan “pork rinds”
  • Extensive hot and cold prepared foods bars, using local, natural and organic ingredients and offering seasonal dishes, ethnic cuisine and comfort food
  • An intimate mezzanine pub with 16 local beers on tap, wine by the glass and a gourmet hot dog cart
  • Only outdoor patio fronting busy H Street

The store’s 150 team members include trained butchers, fishmongers, scratch bakers and a team of chefs. The community is invited to join store and company leaders for a traditional bread-breaking ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on March 15. Opening day shoppers will be greeted with door-buster deals and an array of product demonstrations and samples. Further details about the store opening, including opportunities for the community to take tours, will be shared through social media.

Contact:

Beth Krauss
beth.krauss@wholefoods.com
510.428.7400

Source: Whole Foods Market

CarMax to fill more than 120 positions at its two new stores opening in Puyallup and Lynnwood, Wash. in March 2017

SEATTLE, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, today (January 16, 2017) announced that it is hiring to fill more than 120 positions at the company’s two new stores opening in Puyallup and Lynnwood, Wash. in March 2017. These CarMax stores will be the first in the Puget Sound region. The Puyallup and Lynnwood stores will be located at 202 Valley Avenue NW and 21317 Highway 99, respectively. The first CarMax in Washington state opened in 2014 in Spokane.

CarMax is looking for full and part-time employees and is offering up to a $5,000 sign-on bonus for automotive technicians in its service department. With competitive pay and benefits; and a foundation built around integrity, trust and giving back; CarMax has been named one of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® 12 consecutive years. Applications are now being accepted on the retailer’s website at http://jobs.carmax.com.

Who is CarMax Hiring?

  • CarMax is seeking applicants for full and part-time positions.
  • Available positions include sales, business office, and service operations positions including inventory, painters and technicians.
  • Technicians require previous automotive experience, however most positions do not require experience.
  • Many CarMax associates have worked for other major retailers, such as Target, Lowe’s, Walmart and Macy’s.

Why Work at CarMax?

  • CarMax is committed to hiring people with strong values of integrity, transparency and respect. We live these values every day and they drive how we treat our associates and our customers.
  • CarMax offers unmatched training and support for associate career growth.
  • CarMax offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Stores are equipped with climate controlled, state-of-the-art service bays with quality equipment, and associates also receive discounts on car purchases and other services.
  • CarMax is recognized as one of FORTUNE magazine’s 15 Best Workplaces in Retail and 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, as well as one of TRAINING Magazine’s “Training Top 125” companies in America.

How Can Job Seekers Apply?

About CarMax
CarMax is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars and operates more than 160 stores in 39 states nationwide. CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. For more than 20 years, CarMax has made car buying more ethical, fair and stress-free by offering a no-haggle, no-hassle experience and an incredible selection of vehicles. CarMax makes selling your car easy too, by offering no-obligation appraisals good for seven days. At CarMax, we’ll buy your car even if you don’t buy ours®. CarMax has more than 22,000 associates nationwide. During the 12 months ending February 29, 2016, the company retailed 619,936 used cars and sold 394,437 wholesale vehicles at its in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

Media Contact:
Lindsey Duke
CarMax Public Relation
(855) 887-2915
pr@carmax.com
@CarMax
facebook.com/CarMax

Source: CarMax, Inc.

CVS Pharmacy announces availability of flu shots at its locations across Washington

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the number of cases of the flu continues to rise in Washington, CVS Pharmacy is encouraging residents to get their flu shots. The standard vaccine and/or high-dose vaccine are available at CVS Pharmacy locations across the state, including the 30 pharmacies located in Target stores, while supplies last.

Governor Jay Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee visited the CVS Pharmacy in Target in Olympia on Friday morning to receive their flu vaccines and urged people who haven’t received a flu shot to do so. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seasonal flu activity typically peaks in January and February, so it is not too late to get a flu vaccine. In addition, if you haven’t yet been vaccinated and have already gotten sick with a flu virus this season, a flu vaccine can still protect you from other strains of the flu, further stressing the importance of getting vaccinated.

Flu shots are available seven days a week, including evenings and weekends at locations in Washington with no appointment needed. For added convenience, CVS Pharmacy customers can schedule their flu shot in advance using the Immunization Scheduler at CVS.com.

Flu shots are available at the following CVS Pharmacy locations:

107 BELLEVUE WAY, SE, BELLEVUE, WA

117 SW 160TH STREET, BURIEN, WA

11918 AIRPORT RD., EVERETT, WA

19507 HIGHWAY 99, LYNNWOOD, WA

18820 STATE HWY 305 NE, POULSBO, WA

10712 SE CARR ROAD, RENTON, WA

531 QUEEN ANNE AVENUE, NORTH SEATTLE, WA

2100 NORTH 45TH STREET, SEATTLE, WA

30 BELLIS FAIR PKWY, BELLINGHAM, WA

9400 192ND AVE E, BONNEY LAKE, WA

405 SE EVERETT MALL WAY, EVERETT, WA

2201 S COMMONS, FEDERAL WAY, WA

11400 51ST AVE NW, GIG HARBOR, WA

755 NW GILMAN BLVD, ISSAQUAH, WA

205 THREE RIVERS DR, KELSO, WA

1106 N COLUMBIA CENTER BLVD, KENNEWICK, WA

26301 104TH AVE SE, KENT, WA

665 SLEATER KINNEY RD SE, LACEY, WA

9601 MARKET PL, LAKE STEVENS, WA

5618 LAKEWOOD TOWN CENTER BLVD SW, LAKEWOOD, WA

18305 ALDERWOOD MALL PKWY, LYNNWOOD, WA

16818 TWIN LAKES AVE, MARYSVILLE, WA

2925 HARRISON AVE NW, OLYMPIA, WA

3310 S MERIDIAN, PUYALLUP, WA

10302 156TH ST E, PUYALLUP, WA

17700 NE 76TH ST, REDMOND, WA

1215 N LANDING WAY, RENTON, WA

2941 QUEENSGATE DR, RICHLAND, WA

302 NE NORTHGATE WAY, SEATTLE, WA

1401 2ND AVE, SEATTLE, WA

3201 NW RANDALL WAY, SILVERDALE, WA

9770 N NEWPORT HWY, SPOKANE, WA

4915 S REGAL ST, SPOKANE, WA

3320 S 23RD ST, TACOMA, WA

301 STRANDER BLVD, TUKWILA, WA

16200 SE MILL PLAIN BLVD, VANCOUVER, WA

8801 NE HAZEL DELL AVE, VANCOUVER, WA

13950 NE 178TH PL, WOODINVILLE, WA

The flu vaccine is considered a preventive service under the Affordable Care Act, and is fully covered and available at no cost through most insurance plans. In addition, customers will receive a 20 percent off CVS Pharmacy Shopping Pass when they get a flu shot at CVS Pharmacy.1 Patients who receive a flu shot at CVS Pharmacy locations inside select Target stores will receive a $5 Target GiftCard. 2

You can visit CVS.com/flu for more information and additional resources. Patients can also visit CVS.com or use the CVS Pharmacy smartphone app to locate a nearby CVS Pharmacy.

About CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with over 9,600 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS Pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS Pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.

Media Contact:
Amy Lanctot
Tel: 401-770-2931
Email: Amy.Lanctot@CVSHealth.com

SOURCE: CVS Pharmacy

Overstock.com to open new Customer Care call center in Grays Harbor County, Washington

Grays Harbor location will bring at least 150 jobs

SALT LAKE CITY, 2016-Dec-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) has finalized plans to open a new Customer Care call center in Grays Harbor County, Washington, bringing at least 150 jobs to the region by May of 2017. The lease, which was approved Wednesday in a special meeting of the Port of Grays Harbor Commission, will encompass 20,000 square feet of space in a building housed inside the Satsop Business Park in Elma, Washington.

“Overstock is excited to become a part of the Grays Harbor community with our newest Customer Care center,” said Overstock.com Senior Vice President Carter Lee. “It’s a win-win situation. Overstock is bringing jobs to the region while at the same time increasing our ability to provide the award-winning customer support that is synonymous with our brand.”

The online retailer selected the Grays Harbor site to help boost economic recovery in the region, which has unemployment levels higher than state and national averages. Once the location for the new facility was decided upon, Overstock worked closely with state and local officials to find a site that could provide the required high-speed telecommunication and flexible tech office space needed.

“This is an exciting opportunity for the Grays Harbor community and an ideal place for Overstock to expand its operations,” said Gov. Jay Inslee. “The addition of 150 jobs will provide a significant boost to the local economy. We’re all looking forward to Overstock investing in Washington, and in Elma.”

Overstock will be taking over an entire floor of a state-of-the-art office building built on the site of a former, never activated nuclear power plant. The company will almost immediately begin upgrading the facility and individual workstations in preparation for the May opening.

Local hiring will begin in February, and will encompass both entry-level and leadership positions. Initially the location will house only a Customer Care call center, however Overstock anticipates creating satellite teams with other functions.

According to the Washington State Employment Security Department, Grays Harbor County’s unemployment rate as of October 2016 was 8.5 percent. That figure is more than 3 percent higher than the state’s overall unemployment rate, and nearly 4 percent higher than the country’s unemployment rate, as cited by the state’s monthly employment report for November 2016. The unemployment rate is the ratio of the estimated number of unemployed divided by the civilian labor force.

About Overstock.com
Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products at low prices, including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, and jewelry. Additional stores within Overstock include Worldstock.com, dedicated to selling artisan-crafted products to help developing nations around the world and Main Street Revolution, supporting small-scale entrepreneurs in the U.S. by providing them with a national customer base. Other community-focused initiatives include Farmers Market and pet adoptions.  Forbes ranked Overstock in its list of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014. Overstock sells internationally under the name O.co and regularly posts information about the company and other related matters under Investor Relations on its website.

O, Overstock.com, O.com, O.co, Club O, Main Street Revolution, Worldstock and OVillage are registered trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc.  O.biz and Space Shift are also trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc.  Other service marks, trademarks and trade names which may be referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include all statements other than statements of historical fact.  Additional information regarding factors that could materially affect results and the accuracy of the forward-looking statements contained herein may be found in the Company’s Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2016, which was filed with the SEC on November 3, 2016, and any subsequent filings with the SEC.

Media Contact:
Mark Delcorps
Overstock.com, Inc.
+1 (801) 947-3564
pr@overstock.com

Investor Contact:
Mark Harden
Overstock.com, Inc.
+1 (801) 947-5409
ir@overstock.com

Source: Overstock.com, Inc./globenewswire

2016 College Football Playoff Semifinal: Alabama and Washington at The 49th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Dec. 31, Georgia Dome

2016 College Football Playoff Semifinal: Alabama and Washington at The 49th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Dec. 31, Georgia Dome

 

ATLANTA, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and the No. 4 Washington Huskies are set to meet in the 2016 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

The 49th annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl will be held on Dec. 31 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta and will be nationally televised by ESPN. Game time is set for 3 p.m. ET.

“This is a phenomenal dream matchup as Alabama and Washington will both be playing in their first Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl,” said Percy Vaughn, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl chairman. “It’s going to be an unmatched atmosphere in the Georgia Dome with these two programs and their passionate fan bases.”

“These two conference champions have had remarkable seasons and we are thrilled to welcome each of them to Atlanta,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl president and CEO. “This game will be the best matchup in our history and the most significant college football game ever played in Atlanta.”

Alabama (13-0, 8-0 SEC) enters the game as champions of the Southeastern Conference.  The Crimson Tide are the defending national champions and have won 25 games in a row under Head Coach Nick Saban, including eight Top 25 wins this season alone. Alabama boasts the nation’s No. 1 defense, leading the nation in a number of statistical categories including total defense and scoring defense. The unit as a whole has contributed 10 touchdowns, which leads the nation. The offensive side of the ball is full of playmakers, led by true freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts, who has accounted for 34 total touchdowns and more than 3,400 yards of total offense. Saban is a previous winner of the prestigious Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award as Coach Saban took home the coveted Dodd Trophy in 2014.

“Washington has a very good football team and we are looking forward to the challenge. They have some outstanding players on offense – great skill players, a great quarterback, very good offensive line and they play tremendous defense,” said Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban. “We are excited to be returning to Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the College Football Playoff. The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is a first-class event run by a first-class organization. Our team and our fans have enjoyed several trips to Atlanta over the years, and the city has always been a great host. We are looking forward to playing there once again.”

Washington (12-1, 8-1 Pac-12) enters the game as champions of the Pac-12 Conference. Head Coach Chris Petersen has led Washington’s resurgence that now has them once again competing for a national title. Washington has won 12 games for the first time since 1991 when they won a share of the national championship. Led by Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year Jake Browning, the Huskies’ offense has smashed school records for points and touchdowns, and currently ranks No. 4 in scoring offense in the nation. On the defensive side of the ball, Washington’s ball-hawking unit leads the nation in turnover margin. Coach Petersen is also a former winner of the Dodd Trophy, having won it in 2010.

“We couldn’t be more pleased, and I mean that. That’s an obvious statement but I know how hard it is to get where we are in terms of how well you’ve got to play, and our kids have played really, really well,” said Washington Head Coach Chris Petersen.  “You’ve got to have luck along the way and have the ball bounce your way. So we’re just really thankful and grateful for this opportunity. I think it’s awesome for the school. I think it’s awesome for Seattle and I think it’s awesome for our guys.”

Alabama leads the all-time series with Washington 4-0 dating back to 1926. They have twice met on a neutral field, including the most recent meeting in El Paso, Tex. in 1986.

Limited Access to Secondary Market Tickets and VIP Hospitality Packages

Fans may still be able to find limited tickets on the secondary ticket market by using the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl’s official secondary market ticket exchange through Ticketmaster.

The only other way to secure access to the game is to purchase one of the few remaining VIP Packages – including tickets and hospitality – from the Bowl’ s exclusive ticket package provider, PrimeSport. Visit http://www.chick-fil-apeachbowl.com/tickets to access the PrimeSport ticket package offers.

#CFAPeachBowl

ABOUT THE CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
Peach Bowl, Inc. operates the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the ninth-oldest bowl game in the country and one of New Year’s Six Bowls selected to host the College Football Playoff. In 2014 and 2015, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl hosted top nationally ranked teams as assigned by the College Football Playoff Selection Committee. In 2016, the Bowl will host its first College Football Playoff Semifinal. The Bowl has earned a reputation as one of the most competitive bowls in the country, with 54% (26 of 48) of its games being decided by a touchdown or less. Peach Bowl, Inc. has disbursed $150 million in team payouts over its 48-year history and has increased team payout every year since 1996. The Bowl also leads all other bowl game organizations in charitable and scholarship contributions, giving more than $21 million to organizations in need since 2002. Peach Bowl, Inc. also owns and manages the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament and is the presenting sponsor and manager of The Dodd Trophy national coach of the year award. For more information, visit Chick-fil-APeachBowl.com or follow us on Twitter at @CFAPeachBowl and find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/ChickfilAPeachBowl.

Contact Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Communications:

Matt Garvey
Vice President
404.586.8496
mgarvey@cfabowl.com 

Dillon Faulkner
Manager
404.586.8453
dfaulkner@cfabowl.com

Dan Pyser
Assistant
404.586.1932
dpyser@cfabowl.com

Source: Chick-fil-A

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DICK’S Sporting Goods to open its 11th store in Washington at Northgate North in Seattle, WA

Special Appearance Friday by Christine Michael

PITTSBURGH, 2016-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will celebrate the Grand Opening of its 11th store in Washington and 679th store nationwide at Northgate North in Seattle, WA (328 NE Northgate Way) starting on December 2.

The Northgate location will be one of the first former The Sports Authority stores to be converted into a DICK’S Sporting Goods store.

DICK’S three-day Grand Opening celebration will run through Sunday, December 4. The store will open at 8:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. Sunday.  On Friday, the first 100 people in line will receive a free adidas Go-To Performance T-Shirt. Adults who are in line at 7:45 a.m. on Friday will get a chance to open the DICK’S Sporting Goods Gift Locker.‡‡

Seattle running back Christine Michael** will make an in-store appearance from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday. Saturday and Sunday giveaways include a free Mystery Gift Card for the first 100 adults in line. Adults who are in line at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday and 8:45 a.m. on Sunday will also get a chance to open the DICK’S Sporting Goods Gift Locker.‡‡

“We’re pleased to be opening our newest DICK’S Sporting Goods in Seattle, which will enable us to better serve the needs of athletes and passionate sports fans in the community,” said Lauren Hobart, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “As a passionate sports and outdoor brand, we strive for relentless improvement and look forward to welcoming our loyal customers to our new store.”

The new location will feature Nike and Under Armour shops, athletic and outdoor apparel and footwear and the latest gear for team sports, fitness, camping, hunting and fishing. More than 40 in-store services by DICK’S certified PROS in sports and outdoor specialties such as bike, golf and fishing will also be available.

Visit DICKS.com/Seattle for details and LIKE DICK’S Sporting Goods on Facebook for the latest information on local appearances, special events and brand activations.

‡‡NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchase does not improve chance of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Limit one t-shirt, mystery gift card and/or Gift Locker combination per person/day/drawing. Must be 18+ for gift card and Gift Locker promotions. See store or DICKS.com/Seattle for details and odds of winning.

**Wristband required for autograph.  Wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of event only. Limited Quantity. Limit one per person. Visit DICK’S.com/Seattle for details.

About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.

Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of October 29, 2016, the Company operated more than 675 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, True Runner and Chelsea Collective specialty stores and  DICK’S Team Sports HQ,  an all-in-one youth sports digital platform with free registration, website and mobile app capabilities, custom uniforms and FanWear shops, as well as access to donations and sponsorships. DICK’S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront.  For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at DICKS.com.

Contact:  

press@dcsg.com
724-273-5552

Source: DICK’S Sporting Goods

Defense Commissary Agency’s Zone 24 manager Robin Schmidt assigned as DeCA’s Washington Office director

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Robin Schmidt, the Defense Commissary Agency’s Zone 24 manager, has been assigned as director of DeCA’s Washington Office, effective Oct. 16, agency officials announced.

Schmidt succeeds Thomas C. Owens, who has been reassigned as special assistant to the DeCA director, but will also serve as communications lead for the agency’s Transformation Office headed by Chris Burns. Owens’ assignment is effective Oct. 30.

Troy Collins, store director at Fort Belvoir Commissary, Virginia, will be acting manager of Zone 24 until a permanent manager is selected.

As director of the Washington Office, Schmidt serves as DeCA’s liaison to a wide variety of organizations, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the chiefs of the uniformed services, Congress, trade associations and other governmental activities.

She will also advise the DeCA director and staff on all congressional and Department of Defense issues related to commissary resale policies and operations, and articulates DeCA’s positions on issues during DOD meetings, study groups and special task forces held in the Washington, D.C., area.

“I have every confidence that Robin will handle the tremendous responsibilities of being chief of our Washington Office with the foresight and professionalism that have marked her DeCA career,” said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. “Her extensive knowledge of what it takes to deliver the commissary benefit, accompanied by her Washington experience gained through a previous developmental assignment with the Department of Defense Resale Office will be of immeasurable value to the agency as we navigate through our transformation.”

Schmidt has served as Zone 24 manager since 2011, with responsibility for seven stores located in Virginia, Maryland and Puerto Rico, which produced more than $300 million in sales. Prior to that, she was DeCA’s liaison as a senior fellow at the Department of Defense Resale Office from 2009 to 2011.

Schmidt has previously served in a variety of agency store management positions with over 24 years of service as a zone manager and store director.

Owens had been director of the Washington Office since January 2013. In his new assignment as special assistant to the DeCA director, he will work areas ranging from transformation communication to executive briefings for Congress and DOD.

“Tom has proven experience as a high-level facilitator, and the agency will require his particular talents and knowledge to respond effectively to DOD and congressional-level queries that transcend the normal workflow of the Washington Office,” Jeu said. “He will also continue to support Chris Burns as his chief communications lead on transformation issues.”

Before being selected to head the Washington Office, Owens served as chief of the agency’s business requirements division. His assignment to that position was part of a series of revisions to DeCA headquarters’ organization that became official in October 2012. The activation of the requirements division helped match the business end of the commissary benefit with the information technology systems needed to support it.

Owens’ commissary career began with the Army Troop Support Agency as a merchandising clerk at TSA’s Northeast Commissary Region in 1984. Over the breadth of his 32-year commissary career, he has served in a variety of store- and management-level positions.

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit and make no profit on the sale of merchandise. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. By shopping regularly in the commissary, patrons save thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

Media Contact:
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773
kevin.robinson@deca.mil

Source: Commissary

CVS Health: opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone now available without prescription at all its pharmacies in Washington

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today (Sept. 14, 2016) that the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone is now available for patients without a prescription at all CVS Pharmacy locations in Washington. Under a collaborative agreement with a physician in the state, CVS pharmacists can exercise prescriptive authority to dispense the medication. In addition to Washington, CVS Pharmacy locations in 30 other states are able to dispense naloxone to patients without an individual prescription. The company’s move to increase access to naloxone builds on its other efforts to reduce drug abuse, including prevention education and safe drug disposal.

“Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses and by expanding access to this medication in our Washington pharmacies for patients without a prescription, we can help save lives,” said Tom Davis, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Practices at CVS Pharmacy. “We are dedicated to helping the communities we serve address and prevent drug abuse and we are expanding access to naloxone to give more people a chance to get the help they need for recovery.”

“The impact of drug abuse has been felt by our families and friends across the state of Washington. It is a crisis that impacts people of every age, income level and race and involves prescription medications and illegal drugs,” Governor Jay Inslee said. “I commend CVS for making the lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone available directly from a pharmacist, and for providing safe disposal options for unwanted medications. To address this epidemic we need the public and private sector working together on options such as this for our communities. Please visit www.stopoverdose.org to learn how to prevent and respond to an opioid overdose.”

Efforts to increase access to naloxone build on CVS Health’s longstanding commitment to helping communities address and prevent drug abuse. CVS Health has joined with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to create the Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program, which donates disposal units to local police departments, providing a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted medication. Law enforcement officials across Washington can apply to receive a drug collection unit here.

In 2015, CVS Health launched a community outreach program called Pharmacists Teach, which brings local pharmacists to high school health classes to talk to students about the dangers of drug abuse. More than 100,000 students have already taken part in the program. High school teachers and administrators in Washington can learn more about bringing Pharmacists Teach to their school here.

And, CVS Health has launched digital resources online at www.cvs.com/content/prescription-drug-abuse, giving patients and families a single destination to learn more about drug abuse prevention.

About CVS Health

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,600 retail pharmacies, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 80 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, and expanding specialty pharmacy services, 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 https://www.cvshealth.com.

Media Contact:

Erin Shields Britt
Corporate Communications
(401) 770-9237
Erin.Britt@CVSHealth.com

SOURCE: CVS Health

Chick-fil-A to come to the great city of Puyallup, Washington in early 2017

ATLANTA, 2016-Aug-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s official – Chick-fil-A is coming to the great city of Puyallup, Washington in early 2017! We are excited to serve our guests in the community next year and committed to the state of Washington with 8-10 restaurants planned in the next five years. More details on our first location at 104 39th Ave. SW and the local owner will be available soon. In the meantime, here’s a bit about us:

Our Food

  • Our menu items are made with fresh, simple ingredients right in our kitchens.
    • We freshly squeeze lemons for our three-ingredient lemonade (lemons, water, sugar).
    • Our creamy Milkshakes are hand-spun.
    • Our chicken is 100 percent pure breast meat (no fillers or additives), hand-fileted and hand-breaded every day in each restaurant’s kitchen.
    • We hand-chop and prepare all of our salads fresh daily.
  • We’re partnering with regional farmers and suppliers to source as many regionally-grown ingredients as possible:
    • Chick-fil-A currently sources all potatoes used to make hash browns and Waffle Potato Fries from the Columbia River Basin.
    • All of the apples used to supply Chick-fil-A’s West Region are grown in the Pacific Northwest.
  • In 2014, Chick-fil-A became the first quick-service restaurant to commit to serving only chicken raised without antibiotics in all of our restaurants within five years.

Our People

  • Chick-fil-A franchise Owner/Operators live and work in the community in which their restaurants are located, and are highly involved in the day-to-day operations, as they only oversee one or two locations.
  • Creating a happy and valuable workplace experience for team members is important to Chick-fil-A franchise Owner/Operators. In fact, Chick-fil-A was the only restaurant brand named to the Top 10 “Best Companies to Work For” by 24/7 Wall Street.
  • Chick-fil-A provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for restaurant team members. Over the years, Chick-fil-A has awarded $34 million in scholarships.

Community

  • Chick-fil-A’s franchise Owner/Operators engage with and support local communities through Spirit Night fundraisers, charitable donations and other involvement with causes that matter to their community and guests.
  • Many Chick-fil-A franchise Owner/Operators offer a weekly Kid’s/Family Night with themes or events where they encourage families to come to together to have some fun while enjoying great food.

Media Hotline: (800) 404-7196

Email: cfapressroom@chick-fil-a.com

Twitter @ChickfilANews

Source: Chick-fil-A

New Chick-fil-A restaurant in Vancouver, Washington to open for business in late summer 2016

ATLANTA, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Local resident and entrepreneur John Dombroski has been named franchise owner of the new Chick-fil-A restaurant in Vancouver, Wash. With the restaurant slated to open for business in late summer 2016, Dombroski will oversee day-to-day activities of the business, employing more than 100 full- and part-time team members, cultivating relationships with Vancouver schools, organizations and neighboring businesses, and serving local guests.

Dombroski recently moved to the Vancouver area with his wife, Aubrey, and three young children to open the franchise. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Dombroski originally had dreams of becoming a pilot but found his way to Chick-fil-A after an eye condition prevented him from completing pilot training.  Beginning as an hourly Chick-fil-A team member in Pensacola, Fla., it took him less than five years to work his way up to owning his own restaurant.

“We feel completely at home here,” Dombroski says.  “Aubrey and I are beyond excited for the opportunity to open our own Chick-fil-A restaurant in such a beautiful place with a terrific community. We look forward to introducing Chick-fil-A to Vancouver and to serving our customers great food with remarkable hospitality.”

The restaurant, formally named Chick-fil-A at Cascade Park, will be located at 719 SE 164th Avenue and is the third of three locally owned Chick-fil-A restaurants to open in the Portland area this year. Chick-fil-A, which earned a top spot in the 2015 Customer Service Hall of Fame, is known for its menu of fresh, hand-crafted food and offers a variety of options for guests of all ages. Signature items include a hand-breaded, boneless chicken breast sandwich, Waffle Potato Fries and hand-spun milkshakes. The restaurant uses only premium ingredients and makes many of its menu items from scratch in the restaurant each day, including hand-chopped salads and fresh-squeezed lemonade.

Chick-fil-A at Cascade Park will partner with regional farmers and suppliers to source as many locally- and regionally-grown ingredients as possible. In fact, the restaurant will source all of its bread from Portland-based Franz Bakery, which also supplies bread to Chick-fil-A restaurants in Washington. Chick-fil-A sources all potatoes used to make hash browns and Waffle Potato Fries from the Columbia River Basin – buying more than 438 million pounds of potatoes last year alone. Additionally, all of the apples used to supply Chick-fil-A’s West Region restaurants are grown in the Pacific Northwest, sourcing more than 2.25 million pounds of apples from the region each year. Chick-fil-A is also collaborating with national and regional poultry suppliers to ensure it serves chicken raised without antibiotics in all its restaurants nationwide by 2019. Among other locally-based giving initiatives, Dombroski will partner with a local food bank to donate surplus food to those in need multiple times a week.

Chick-fil-A at Cascade Park will create approximately 100 new full-and part-time jobs, with team member hiring taking place now. Chick-fil-A is known for developing and retaining young talent, offering a supportive workplace with opportunities for leadership development, promotions that lead to management roles, the opportunity to earn college scholarships, respect for work-life balance (with Sundays off) and competitive wages. Over the years, the restaurant company has provided more than $30 million to help team members of franchisees pay for college. Interested candidates can apply at www.vancouvercfa.com.

The Vancouver Chick-fil-A is one of more than 90 new restaurants the chain plans to open across the country in 2016, creating more than 8,000 new jobs. Last year, Chick-fil-A reported an increase in the number of new restaurants initially planned for the year and record-setting annual sales of more than $6 billion, the 48thconsecutive year of sales growth since the company began in 1967.

For more information about Chick-fil-A and stories about the company’s food, people and customers across the country, visit Inside.Chick-fil-A.com.

About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1964 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,000 restaurants in 43 states and Washington, D.C.

Chick-fil-A system sales exceeded $6 billion in 2015, which marks 48 consecutive years of sales growth. Chick-fil-A earned a top spot in the 2015 Customer Service Hall of Fame for the second year in a row and is the only quick service restaurant to make the Customer Service Hall of Fame. The company was also the only restaurant brand named to the Top 10 “Best Companies to Work For” by 24/7 Wall Street. More information on Chick-fil-A is available on the chain’s website located at www.chick-fil-a.com.

Contact:
Corporate Media Hotline:
(800) 404-7196
Email: cfapressroom@chick-fil-a.com
Twitter: @ChickfilANews

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New Chick-fil-A restaurant in Vancouver, Washington to open for business in late summer 2016
New Chick-fil-A restaurant in Vancouver, Washington to open for business in late summer 2016

 

Source: Chick-fil-A

Bartell Drugs announced significant updates to its Snohomish store in Washington

Seattle, WA, 2016-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — SNOHOMISH—Bartell Drugs announces the celebration of its newly remodeled Snohomish store.

Anchoring the corner of Seattle Hill Road and 132nd St. Southeast in Snohomish, the store has had significant updates. This includes modernizing many elements of the building including new, energy-efficient LED lighting fixtures, new store shelving and furniture, and upgraded, attractive flooring.

Several areas of the store have updated with expanded product offerings. The market section features an expanded selection of items including locally-produced foods, beers and wine and increased cooler capacity for more beverages and frozen foods.

The cosmetic offerings have experienced a “make-over” as well with extended product lines featuring popular cosmetic brands including e.l.f., NYX and L.A. Colors.

The pharmacy features an enhanced, comfortable waiting area, private consultation room, and a host of preventative care services including immunizations. To add to your ease and convenience, a new pharmacy drive-through window has been added for quick pick-ups of your medications.

The Snohomish location was originally opened as a Bartell Drugs/True Value in 1997. The renovated space will be just over 14,000 square feet and took just over four months to complete.

About Bartell Drugs
Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 125-year history in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain could better serve its customers. Operating 64 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

Media Contacts:

Ric Brewer
Senior Communications Manager
Bartell Drugs
206-933-9416
ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Source: Bartell Drugs

365 by Whole Foods Market will open its third location on Sept 14 in Bellevue, Washington

Seattle-based Wild Ginger Kitchen selected as new store’s ‘Friend of 365’

AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-Jun-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — 365 by Whole Foods Market™, the new evolution of grocery stores from Whole Foods Market, announced today that its third location will open Sept. 14, in Bellevue, Washington. The new store will be located in Bellevue Square (300 Bellevue Square) and will also be home to a new Friend of 365 partner, Seattle-based Wild Ginger Kitchen.

“We saw downtown Bellevue as an ideal choice for our third store because it is a rapidly growing community,” said Jeff Turnas, president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. “We anticipate that Bellevue, like Silver Lake, will appeal to a broad set of customers who are excited by a new shopping experience, as well as current customers who are familiar with our quality standards and shop at the nearby Whole Foods Market. We think the addition of a high-quality grocery store to The Bellevue Collection will appeal to customers who are looking for a grab-and-go lunch option, as well as those looking to do a full grocery shop.”

As a Friend of 365, Wild Ginger Kitchen will have an independent fast-casual dining area inside the store. Customers will be able to enjoy a meal in the store or take away a quick, healthy lunch or dinner. Wild Ginger Kitchen is a local favorite culinary destination that creates fast, fresh and flavorful Asian food at affordable prices. The menu will be prepared by the same masterminds behind notable restaurants Wild Ginger and Triple Door, however, Wild Ginger Kitchen will offer a more fast-casual take, with customized bowls and a seasonally inspired menu. Customers can choose from chicken, beef or vegan protein served with rice or noodles, as well as a variety of pickles and fresh toppings.

Each 365 by Whole Foods Market location includes at least one Friend of 365, to showcase and support innovative businesses and entrepreneurs.

“We are so excited to have Wild Ginger Kitchen as our Friend of 365 in Bellevue,” Turnas said. “Their culinary values completely align with 365 by Whole Foods Market’s customer-centric, foodie-focused business. We also love that Wild Ginger Kitchen keeps its concept fresh by continuously reinventing the menu, just as 365 by Whole Foods Market plans to stay fresh by evolving its prototype over time.”

The new Bellevue location will also offer shoppers the convenience of online ordering and delivery through Instacart.

The first 365 by Whole Foods Market store opened May 25, 2016 in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles; a second location will open July 14 in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The company expects to open as many as 10 10 stores in 2017.

Jeff Turnas
President – 365 by Whole Foods Market

Jeff Turnas is president of 365 by Whole Foods Market. He was appointed to lead Whole Foods Market’s new retail store brand in June 2015.

Press Contacts:

Darrah Gist
darrah.gist@wholefoods.com
678.638.5888

Lauren Bernath
lauren.bernath@wholefoods.com
678.638.5805

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365 by Whole Foods Market will open its third location on Sept 14 in Bellevue, Washington

365 by Whole Foods Market will open its third location on Sept 14 in Bellevue, Washington

 

Source: Whole Foods Market

US Foods to expand its distribution center in Fife, Washington

New facility will be more efficient and offer an expanded product offering for its customers

Rosemont, Ill., 2015-12-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods today announced plans to expand its distribution center in Fife, Washington. The expansion project kicks off in late January 2016 and will nearly double the size of its current facility, allowing the company to expand its customer base and better serve chefs, restaurateurs and foodservice operators throughout the Seattle area.

“As the vibrant culinary market in Seattle continues to grow, US Foods is positioning itself to continue to be a significant player in the area,” said Matt Reynolds, president, Mountain West Area, US Foods. “Once complete, our expanded facility will allow us to double our capacity for product storage making it easier for us to bring our innovative, on-trend products and tried and true favorites to more customers throughout Seattle and beyond.”

US Foods has operated out of its 123,000 square foot facility since 1998. The planned expansion will increase the size to more than 216,000. The majority of additional space will be used for increased product storage to offer customers an expanded product offering and more readily meet their needs.

Among the many improvements to the distribution center, will be a state-of-the art kitchen and training center that can be used for product demonstrations and customer ideation and a technology center where US Foods customers can learn about the company’s industry-leading mobile apps and web-based business solutions.

The expansion project will also incorporate many energy and environmental improvements, such as a highly efficient cascade refrigeration system and energy saving high-output fluorescent and LED lighting. The company is also making every effort to use locally sourced and recycled content furnishings and building materials. The project is expected to be complete in fall 2016.

The Seattle distribution center is home to more than 300 employees and serves thousands of customers throughout the Seattle market and surrounding area, including independent restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions.

About US Foods
As one of America’s great food companies and leading distributors, US Foods is Keeping Kitchens Cooking™ and making life easier for customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. With approximately $22 billion in annual revenue, the company offers more than 350,000 products, including high-quality, exclusive brands such as the innovative Chef’s Line®, a time-saving, chef-inspired line of scratch-quality products, and Rykoff Sexton®, a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by affiliates of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. Discover more at www.usfoods.com.

Contact

Lisa Lecas, Manager
Corporate Communications, US Foods
Office: 847-720-8243
Lisa.Lecas@usfoods.com

SOURCE: US Foods, Inc.