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Press release from CNW Group

Special Appearance by Dr. Jane Goodall at Loblaws® store at Maple Leaf Gardens*

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Special Appearance by Dr. Jane Goodall at Loblaws® store at Maple Leaf Gardens*06:59 EDT Sunday, September 16, 2012Jane Goodall Institute launches new sustainable coffee blendTORONTO, Sept. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - (TSX: L) - Dr. Jane Goodall, best known for her groundbreaking research on the behavior of wild chimpanzees and her extensive work on conservation and animal welfare issues, is launching a new sustainable, certified organic coffee today at the Loblaws® store at Maple Leaf Gardens*.The Jane Goodall Institute Blend has been developed in partnership with the Fresh Coffee Network, and it is roasted locally in small batches with ethically sourced African coffee from regions including Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled material (Forest Stewardship Council certified) and is entirely compostable. The Jane Goodall Institute Blend coffee will be available at the Loblaws® stores in Torontolocatedat Maple Leaf Gardens* and at Queen and Portland.Two dollars from each pound sold of the Jane Goodall Institute Blend goes directly to the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada.  Jane Goodall Institute's efforts protect African forests and chimpanzees while also improving the lives of local African communities.When:  Sunday, Sept 16th10:00 am - 11:00 am  Where:  Loblaws® store at Maple Leaf Gardens*60 Carlton Street, TorontoIn the Canteen  Who:  Dr. Jane GoodallJane Lawton, CEO, Jane Goodall Institute of CanadaDerek Zavislake, Co-founder, Merchants of Green Coffee and CEO, FreshCoffee Network About The Jane Goodall Institute of CanadaThe Jane Goodall Institute of Canada (JGI) was founded in 1994 and is part of a dynamic network of Jane Goodall Institutes around the world.  JGI supports habitat conservation and chimpanzee protection programs in Africa and runs Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots here in Canada - a powerful, global program that inspires and empowers youth to be active global citizens who can take action to create sustainable and positive change.  To learn more please visit JaneGoodall.caAbout the Fresh Coffee NetworkFresh Coffee Network is a growing network of local artisan roasters delivering the finest and freshest coffee in the market. We specialize in sustainable coffee and we proudly support JGI Canada's conservation efforts throughout coffee-growing regions in Africa. The highest quality certified arabica beans that make up the Jane Goodall Institute Blend are ethically sourced by Merchants of Green Coffee.  For more information please visit freshcoffeenetwork.com and merchantsofgreencoffee.comAbout the Loblaws® store at Maple Leaf Gardens*Loblaws® store at Maple Leaf Gardens* brings an innovative and vibrant urban food shopping experience, to a landmark building with a façade restored to its original glory and a revitalized interior respecting the spirit of its hallowed halls.  Among the stores' diverse offerings are an east meets west sushi bar, a pizza oven that serves made to order pizza, a complete ACE Bakery®, an open elevated kitchen with 14 in-house chefs, a patisserie featuring a stunning collection of treats and sweets, and a Tea Emporium® offering a supreme selection of the finest teas.About Loblaw Companies Limited  Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. Loblaw is one of the largest private sector employers in Canada. With more than 1,000 corporate and franchised stores from coast to coast, Loblaw and its franchisees employ more than 135,000 full-time and part-time employees. Through its portfolio of store formats, Loblaw is committed to providing Canadians with a wide, growing and successful range of products and services to meet the everyday household demands of Canadian consumers. Loblaw is known for the quality, innovation and value of its food offering. It offers Canada's strongest control (private) label program, including the unique President's Choice®, no name® and Joe Fresh® brands. In addition, the Company makes available to consumers President's Choice Financial® services and offers the PC® points loyalty program.  SOURCE: Loblaw Companies LimitedFor further information: Loblaw Public Relations pr@loblaw.ca / (905) 459-2500 The Jane Goodall Institute kathleen@responsiblecommunications.ca / (416) 803-5597 Visit Loblaws.ca/60Carlton for more store details. *Reg'd TM. Lic'd use