Posts Tagged ‘California’

QVC ‘Super Saturday’ Ovarian Cancer Benefit Coming

June 9, 2016

QVC is revving up for its Left Coast event this Saturday, its “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE” from lovely Santa Monica in Cali.

The home shopping network will broadcast live from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET its annual designer charity sale to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while helping women and their families.

During the two-hour event, premier fashion, beauty and jewelry will be offered for half the the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, with 80 percent of the purchase price of donated merchandise benefiting OCRFA.

This year designer deals from brands such as Philosophy, H by Halston, Josie Maran, Isaac Mizrahi Live!, C. Wonder and Dooney & Bourke will be featured.

“We are proud to join forces with OCRFA for the 10th consecutive year. Super Saturday has provided us with a platform to increase awareness of this horrible disease,” Rachel Ungaro, QVC’s vice president of fashion and beauty merchandising, said in a canned statement.

“QVC is committed to supporting the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships and together with OCRFA we are able to support this mission and raise valuable funds for research and patient support programs.”

The event is being held at the Barker Hangar, with fat-mouthed actress and “RHOBH” pot-stirrer Lisa Rinna live on the red carpet interviewing celebrity attendees.

“On-site, QVC will be transforming its space into a virtual reality experience and lounge area that ties into this year’s location and will be providing visitors with a simulated flight experience complete with two vintage mini cockpits,” QVC said in its press release. “Viewers will also be able to catch a glimpse of the activation throughout the broadcast.”

QVC will be live streaming the event on Facebook as part of the #KeepinItTeal social media campaign, videos of celebrities and QVC designers will be featured to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer.

Viewers will also be encouraged to share the videos on their social media platforms and explain why and for whom they are #KeepinItTeal.

To help raise awareness for this year’s broadcast, E!’s Fashion Police style-savvy friends Brad Goreski and Melissa Rivers appeared in both the print and television public service announcements to help expose the cause across the country.

“Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest diseases women face and more needs to be done to raise awareness and funds,” said Audra Moran, OCRFA’s president and CEO. “QVC’s Super Saturday broadcast has been a tremendous help in spreading OCRFA’s message into millions of homes across the U.S.”

“QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE” has generated more than $10.3 million since 2007. Often going undiagnosed in the early stages due to lack of an early detection test, ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among American women.

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More Details Revealed On QVC’s Planned Left Coast Hub

July 31, 2015

We’re already written about QVC’s plans to create a huge distribution center in Cali, a West Coast hub.

Here is the press release about the home shopping network’s landlord, SARES. The developer has purchased 150 acres in Ontario, Calif., where it will build seven industrial buildings with 3 million square feet.

QVC will be leasing the largest one of these buildings, for 1.1 million square feet.

SARES•REGIS Group Acquires Prime Industrial Land In Ontario, Calif.,

And Lands Video, E-Commerce Retailer QVC At Planned Project

Irvine, CA – In a pair of major transactions, SARES•REGIS Group acquired 150 acres of prime industrial land on Interstate 10 in Ontario, Calif., to develop state-of-the-art LEED certified industrial distribution buildings totaling approximately 3 million square feet. In concert with the land purchase, SRG pre-leased the largest of the seven buildings planned for the site to QVC for the giant video and e-commerce retailer’s first West Coast distribution hub.

“This is the largest and last tract of developable land in the western end of the Inland Empire and located on the I-10 Freeway. QVC looked at several properties on the market, and we’re pleased that our location was able to satisfy their logistic requirements,” said Larry Lukanish, senior vice president of SRG Commercial Development.

The property is part of the undeveloped 243-acre Meredith International Centre, which extends nearly a mile along the north side of I-10, opposite LA/Ontario International Airport between Archibald and Vineyard avenues.

SRG completed the land purchase with the Meredith family on July 1. As the land purchase was being completed, SRG and QVC executed a lease agreement for QVC’s 1,050,000-square-foot building to be completed July 1, 2016. The building will include 30,000 square feet of office and employee cafeteria space. In its statement, a QVC spokesperson said the company “anticipates hiring approximately 1,000 team members in total by 2020 as the distribution center expands fulfillment to all product categories.”

“At QVC, distribution plays a significant role in enriching the customer service experience. For each and every product we ship, we look at it as an opportunity to build trust, loyalty and engagement with our customers,” said James Reid, vice president of distribution operations at QVC. “This new distribution center will enable us to efficiently and swiftly serve our customers throughout the Western United States.”

SRG’s land purchase followed the Ontario City Council’s unanimous approval in April of a new Specific Plan and Development Agreement. In addition to SRG’s industrial project, there are entitlements for 1.1 million square feet of office and retail space and 800 apartment units on the 80 acres retained by the Meredith family. A family representative said that five acres have been sold for a planned Audi auto dealership and talks are under way with other interested buyers.

SRG’s six remaining industrial buildings planned for its 150-acre site are for lease. They range from 130,000 square feet to 575,000 square feet with 32-foot and 36-foot clear heights. SRG’s entire project will be completed by late next year. SRG has developed more than 21 million square feet of industrial space in the Inland Empire since 1994.

Chuck Noble, a principal broker of Lee & Associates who represented the Meredith family, said the Meredith property is the largest new entitlement in Ontario in 20 years. The Meredith interests were also represented by John Hatzis and Dave Hunsaker of Lee & Associates.

“This tract of land has been an important part of the city of Ontario’s long-range plans and a family’s legacy. For this reason, it required vision, a collaborative effort among the city, the landowner and the buyer and thousands of staff and consultant hours to produce these agreements,” Noble said.

SRG was represented in the land acquisition and the QVC lease by Joe McKay also of Lee & Associates. QVC was represented by CBRE brokers Erik Wanland in Ontario and Mike Barker in Wayne, Penn.

As a leading western United States real estate developer and property manager, SARES•REGIS Group has developed or acquired approximately 45 million square feet of industrial properties with an approximate value of $3.5 billion since 1994 primarily in Southern California. SARES•REGIS Group manages approximately 20 million square feet of industrial properties for its partners and clients. SARES•REGIS Group is California’s leading developer of LEED-certified buildings.

QVC Officially Unveils Plans For West Cost Distribution Hub

July 15, 2015

We already had the scoop on this, but here is QVC’s press release on its new distribution center planned for Cali, which will employ 1,000 people.

QVC TO OPEN FIRST WEST COAST DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA

New facility will create hundreds of local jobs

WEST CHESTER, PA. (July 14, 2015) – QVC, the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer, announced today that it will open a state-of-the-art distribution center in Ontario, California. When the new facility begins operation in the third quarter of 2016, it will serve as a West Coast distribution hub for QVC.

As QVC ramps up operations, the center is expected to employ more than 500 team members by 2018. QVC anticipates hiring approximately 1,000 team members in total by 2020 as the distribution center expands fulfillment to all product categories.

“At QVC, distribution plays a significant role in enriching the customer service experience. For each and every product we ship, we look at it as an opportunity to build trust, loyalty and engagement with our customers,” said James Reid, vice president of distribution operations at QVC. “This new distribution center will enable us to efficiently and swiftly serve our customers throughout the Western United States.”

QVC’s current U.S. distribution centers are located in Suffolk, Virginia; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Rocky Mount, North Carolina; and Florence, South Carolina. The existing distribution network has shipped more than 570,000 units in a single day.

“California Governor Jerry Brown, the County of San Bernardino, and the Ontario government and staff were instrumental in our decision to select this site,” added Reid. “QVC looks forward to working with local business and government officials, and becoming an active part of the Ontario community.”

The West Coast distribution center will be designed to accommodate approximately 20% of QVC’s total U.S. business, with plans to store and ship all product categories.

“We are honored that QVC chose California for the location of their new state-of-the art facility and look forward to continuing to help them expand in the Golden State,” said Mike Rossi, senior advisor for jobs and business development to Governor Jerry Brown. “QVC applied and was awarded a California Competes tax credit that has proven to be a valuable recruitment tool to attract global companies to California.”

Over the past 28 years, QVC has shipped more than 1.7 billion packages in the United States.

“I am excited to welcome QVC, the world’s leading video and e-commerce retailer, to the city of Ontario,” said Ontario Mayor Paul Leon. “The addition of QVC’s new West Coast distribution center furthers the council’s goal to invest in growth that will continue to drive the city’s economy.”

The new LEED-certified facility will utilize high efficiency systems for lighting, heating and cooling and will feature a 250 kW solar array on its rooftop. The West Coast distribution center will also lower the company’s use of trucking by more than 10 million miles annually, leading to a reduction of more than 35 million pounds of CO2 emissions per year.

QVC Plannng 1.1 Million-Square-Foot West Coast Warehouse In California

June 23, 2015

Many thanks to the kind tipster who clued us into this: QVC is planning to build a 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse/distribution center on the Left Coast, in Cali.

The news was first reported in the Daily Bulletin, which said that the massive project, which would create 900 jobs, is planned for Ontario. That is Ontario in California, 35 miles east of LA, not Canada.

http://www.dailybulletin.com/government-and-politics/20150618/ontario-acts-right-away-on-subsidy-for-giant-qvc-hub

We were also kindly sent a copy of the agreement that the No. 1 home shopping network has with Ontario.

http://www.ontariothinksbusiness.com/sites/default/files/qvc_inc._operating_covenant_agreement.pdf

QVC is getting a sweet financial deal from the city, a sizable sales-tax rebate.

The news comes in the wake of the network recently announcing it was closing its call center in Port St. Lucie, Fla., which will lead to 800 employees losing their jobs.