New York chef joins Sam’s Club brigade
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club announced that Dale Talde, celebrity chef and owner of Talde and the soon-to-be opened Pork Slope Restaurant, both in New York, joins the Sam’s Club Simply Delicious Chef Brigade to help families serve up healthy, restaurant-quality meals in their own backyard.
This summer, Chef Talde created easy to grill, flavorful meal solutions using high quality seafood, meats and fresh, peak-season produce from Sam’s Club including Shrimp Salad made right on the grill and a Korean Grilled Rib Eye with Pickled Peaches. Chef Talde’s grilling recipes and demonstration video are now on the SamsClub.com/meals "Tips & Videos" tab along with photos and printable recipes on the SamsClub.com/meals "Easy Recipes" tab.
"The summer months are ripe with nutrient-packed ingredients plucked at their peak of freshness," said Talde. "The warm weather provides the perfect opportunity to pair your favorite meats with marinades inspired by seasonal fruits. From cherries and peaches to nectarines and pluots, the first-rate stone fruit available at Sam’s Club adds a healthy kick of sweetness to salads, sauces and desserts."
"Summer at Sam’s Club means our aisles are stocked with fresh, seasonal ingredients to inspire Members throughout grilling season," said Shawn Baldwin, senior vice president of fresh/freezer/cooler and demos at Sam’s Club. "Our members gather at the grill more than ever in the summer and we want to provide healthy meal solutions that honor our 200% guarantee*. From peak-season cherries and stone fruit to butcher-cut steaks and sweet corn, Sam’s Club provides simply delicious ideas for every grilling occasion."
Now in its second year, the Sam’s Club Simply Delicious Chef Brigade features nationally renowned restaurant and pastry chefs who create simple, flavorful meal ideas and show families that cooking at home with can be just as delicious as dining out.
Costco stays tuned to PRN channel
Costco’s enhanced its ability to sell 3D televisions with the renewal and upgrade of a relationship with Premium Retail Networks (PRN).
Under the new agreement, PRN’s upgraded in-store media HDTV Network will provide Costco warehouses with a dedicated 3D content channel to support Costco’s 3D consumer electronics education initiatives. PRN is further integrating its HDTV Network platform with Costco’s technology infrastructure to support a wider range of media formats.
For example, the company said the upgrade delivers high-quality video streams, enhances performance of video playback channels across the network, and is scalable to accommodate future technologies. The platform’s ability to evolve with future video and digital applications will enable Costco to continually showcase the latest developments in consumer electronics.
“PRN continues to provide Costco with new and innovative ways to engage our members and bring the highest quality technology to in-store media,” said Paul Latham, VP membership and services.
PRN, a Technicolor company, and Costco have worked together since 2004.
“In addition to the important renewal of our longstanding relationship, we’re excited to bring 3D to Costco,” said PRN President Ahmad Ouri. “Costco members benefit from this new platform as they can learn about and compare products and be entertained while they shop.”
In addition to the new 3D capabilities, PRN will continue to provide Costco with and integrated retail media solution including custom HDTV content, strategic programming, advertising sales, network operations, media management and scheduling. The agreement also calls for PRN to provide custom programming highlighting Costco’s differentiated services and department offerings, branded Costco content and consumer electronics education, produced by PRN’s Content and Creative Group. The Costco in-store network features custom HD entertainment and sports programming acquired from PRN’s strategic alliances with more than 150 content providers.
Macy’s to launch collection by designer B. Michael
NEW YORK — Macy’s has partnered with fashion designer, B. Michael, for the launch of his new collection, b michael America Red. Set to debut in ten Macy’s locations across the country by Aug. 15.
"I am excited by the opportunity to share my point of view of Advanced American Style with a broader audience. We are especially pleased to have Macy’s as the retailer to launch the collection — the quintessential american department store."
Priced between $155 and $400 the collection features dresses, some with sleek jacket options that seamlessly transition from daytime to evening.
"We are extremely excited to launch the b michael America Red collection at Macy’s," said Tim Baxter, Macy’s EVP fashion and product office. "B. Michael is an extraordinary talent with a keen eye for fashion and sophisticated design. We are thrilled to introduce this truly inspired collection to our customer just in time for the fall season."