GourmetStation Joins with Stewart Enterprises, Inc. To Offer Sympathy Food Gift Program. Relationship with Funeral Homes Provides New Way to Offer Comfort
[Atlanta, GA] (November 5, 2009) -GourmetStation - a leading provider of upscale dinner gifts - announces a new relationship with Stewart Enterprises, Inc., an innovative operator of funeral homes and cemeteries located throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
GourmetStation has partnered with Stewart Enterprises to offer an exclusive menu of home-style dinner and soup gift options, available only through Stewart's more than 200 funeral home and cemetery Web sites. Friends and family members wishing to send their condolences may order food gifts to be sent to the home of the bereaved directly from any Stewart facility Web site.
Stewart Enterprises' funeral home and cemetery Web sites offer a "Caring Center," which provides visitors access to many valuable services to help provide support to those who have experienced a loss.
"We're very pleased with our new relationship with Stewart Enterprises." says Donna Lynes-Miller, Founder & President of GourmetStation. "We have recognized the appropriateness of food as a sympathy gift for some time now, and Stewart Enterprises is providing such a path to offer our food gifts to the friends and families of those they are privileged to serve," she continued.
"In the past, sending flowers was the only option available to friends and family members who wanted to show they cared," said Leigh Ann Jeter, Director of Enterprise Development, "We are so glad to offer many more condolence options, conveniently through our Web sites. It's just one more way Stewart meets the needs of the family members and friends we are privileged to serve." To locate a Stewart Enterprises' location nearest you, please visit www.StewartEnterprises.com.
About GourmetStation: GourmetStation delivers a delicious in-home dining experience complete with the flavor of travel to an exciting cultural destination. The online retailer offers the opportunity to give or receive a unique gourmet food gift to mark a life-cycle occasion or just to take a night off from cooking. Each chef-inspired gourmet dinner is intended to provide a dining experience similar to that of its regional inspiration.
About Stewart Enterprises: Founded in 1910, Stewart Enterprises is the second largest provider of products and services in the death care industry in the United States. The Company currently owns and operates 219 funeral homes and 140 cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides a complete range of funeral merchandise and services, along with cemetery property, merchandise and services, both at the time of need and on a preneed basis.
Stewart Enterprises, Inc.
1333 S. Clearview Pkwy.
Jefferson, LA 70121