Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle now offers coffee from Eastern Congo

SEATTLE, 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the late 1970s, the Democratic Republic of Congo was one of Africa’s leading exporters of coffee. Subsequent decades of violence, poverty and disease claimed the lives of millions in the region and destroyed much of the country’s coffee market. In recent years, despite the odds, Congolese farmers […]

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Retail Industry Leaders Association awarded $750,000 grant by Department of Energy to support its Retail Energy Management Program

Arlington , VA, 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the Department of Energy’s ongoing efforts to increase energy efficiency in buildings across the country, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) was recently awarded a three-year $750,000 grant to support its Retail Energy Management Program. RILA was one of eight recipients of the […]

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Dunkin’ Brands, The J.M. Smucker Company and Keurig Green Mountain announce that Dunkin’ K-Cup®* pods now available for sale at retailers nationwide

Dunkin’ Brands, The J.M. Smucker Company and Keurig Green Mountain partner to bring Dunkin’ K-Cup® pods to retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada CANTON, MA, ORRVILLE, OH, and WATERBURY, VT, 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: DNKN), The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) and Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR) today announced that Dunkin’ K-Cup®* pods are now […]

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Toys“R”Us launches its fifth consecutive fundraising campaign to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation™, May 30 – July 31

Company Hosts Nationwide In-Store Fundraising and Social Media Awareness Program to Help Find a Cure for Pediatric Cancer Wayne, NJ, 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced the launch of its fifth consecutive fundraising campaign to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation™(ALSF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Beginning this […]

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Wegmans Food Markets to host “Fire Up the Grill” event on Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31, 2015

WHAT: “Fire Up the Grill” at all Wegmans Food Markets. Tasting samples and fresh ideas for the grill at stations around the store. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31, 2015 WHERE: All Wegmans Food Markets Rochester, NY, 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Calling all backyard grill […]

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The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft expands its menu of free interactive and on-site activities to engage young golf fans

Junior golfers invited to participate in free weeklong activities GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft seeks to engage young golf fans by expanding its menu of free interactive and on-site activities. “The Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft is working diligently to engage families throughout the […]

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Best Buy’s five-year-long drive to reduce its carbon footprint recognized at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) White House ceremonies

SEATTLE, 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy’s five-year-long drive to reduce its carbon footprint by at least 20 percent by 2020 was recognized as an unparalleled retailer achievement at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) White House ceremonies in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night. The reduction is part of the company’s effort to address […]

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New Zealand: New World helps fund a modern nerve monitor for patients at Starship Children’s Hospital

New World has helped fund a leading-edge nerve monitor, which will improve surgical outcomes for patients at Starship Children’s Hospital. NEW ZEALAND, 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starship Children’s Hospital received $51,000 of funding with help from the New Zealand-owned and operated supermarket for the NIM – NEURO 3.0 nerve monitor which enables Starship surgeons […]

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Indonesia: MPPA reopens newly remodeled 3 Hypermart stores in Jakarta and Surabaya to the latest Generation 7 concept

Lippo Village, Tangerang, 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — PT. Matahari Putra Prima Tbk (MPPA), a multi-format modern retailer in Indonesia, which operates Hypermart, Foodmart and Boston Health & Beauty, has successfully remodeled 3 of its existing Hypermart stores to the latest Generation 7 (G7) concept. The Hypermart Pejaten Mall in South Jakarta was reopened on May, […]

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Hector Granado named new DeCA East Area director effective May 31

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hector Granado is the new DeCA East Area director, taking the reins of DeCA’s top area in terms of sales effective May 31. “With his wealth of experience and personal accomplishments both in the field and at headquarters, Hector brings a level of expertise and leadership qualities that […]

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7‑Eleven introduces limited-edition Slurpee straws based on four popular spirit animals

DALLAS,  2015-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starting today, a cool Slurpee® can soothe a beast of a thirst (no kitten!). 7‑Eleven, Inc. introduces limited-edition Slurpee straws with muzzles, snouts and beaks based on four popular spirit animals – the eagle, fox, wolf and cat. The straws retail for $1.49 at participating stores. Accompanying the collectible […]

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Morrisons: significant drop in the number of the whole chickens showing high levels of campylobacter

Bradford, England, 2015-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons has announced a significant drop in the number of its whole chickens showing high levels of campylobacter. Testing results since the start of 2015 (Jan – April) show a level of just 2.3 per cent compared to 11.3 per cent during the same period last year. The […]

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CBL announces the opening of the redevelopment at CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville (Franklin), TN

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2015-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) today announced the opening of the redevelopment at CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville (Franklin), TN. Designed to significantly enhance the offerings at the shopping center, the redevelopment of the former Sears location includes adding a mix of new fashion stores and fine dining […]

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Whole Foods Market offers zero-interest loans to neighboring businesses damaged in Austin’s Memorial Day 2015 flood

Company allocates $1 million for emergency loans to neighboring Austin establishments AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is offering zero-interest loans to neighboring businesses damaged in Austin’s Memorial Day 2015 flood. The company is allocating $1 million for loans, which will be available to businesses in the Shoal Creek flood zone. Additionally, […]

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Whole Planet Foundation now with 1 million microloans funded worldwide

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Planet Foundation has now funded 1 million microloans worldwide, empowering impoverished individuals in 65 countries to start or expand a home-based business. Launched in 2005 by Whole Foods Market, Whole Planet Foundation alleviates poverty in communities where the grocer sources products. Less than a decade later, the foundation […]

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The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program donates $1.3 million to Folds of Honor to provide educational scholarships to children of fallen or disabled veterans

Donation Will Help Folds of Honor Provide Educational Scholarships to Children of Fallen and Disabled Veterans  Camp Hill, Pa., 2015-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program will donate $1.3 million to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization based in Owasso, Okla., dedicated to providing educational scholarships to children of fallen or […]

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Produce for Kids® campaign with Meijer launches May 31 and will raise funds to bring the nutrition education program Jump with Jill to schools

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, 2015-5-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The healthy eating-focused Produce for Kids® campaign with Meijer launches May 31 and will raise funds to bring the nutrition education program, Jump with Jill, to local schools in the Meijer area. The Produce for Kids campaign offers Meijer shoppers in-store and online meal solutions, recipes and […]

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General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani to present at Bernstein 31st Annual Strategic Decisions Conference in New York

Chicago, Illinois, 2015-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP, the “Company”) today announced that Sandeep Mathrani, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Bernstein 31st Annual Strategic Decisions Conference in New York on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The live audio webcast will be available online in […]

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RILA: retailers outlined how tax collection obligations applied disparately to businesses substantially disadvantage local business and communities in DMA v. Brohl brief

Issue Currently Before The Tenth Circuit Court Of Appeals Arlington, VA, 2015-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​​​In an amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in the case Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, retailers outlined how tax collection obligations applied disparately to businesses substantially disadvantage local business and communities. The brief was filed jointly […]

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Homebase Garden Academy student Nicola Oakey to build her first RHS Show garden at BBC Gardener’s World Live

Milton Keynes, 2015-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Homebase Garden Academy student, Nicola Oakey, is about to build her first RHS Show garden at BBC Gardener’s World Live (11 – 14 June). Nicola, who started the Academy in September 2014, successfully submitted a design for the ‘Beautiful Borders’ category of the show. The design had to […]

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Argos digital stores open in Sainsbury’s supermarkets

LONDON, 2015-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first two Argos digital stores are opening today (Wednesday 27th May) in Sainsbury’s supermarkets in North Cheam in Surrey and Nantwich in Cheshire, bringing extra choice and convenience to customers in the local communities. This follows the announcement in January about the retailers teaming up to open […]

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Starbucks baristas in China and Japan celebrated coffee artistry through competitions in pour-over brewing and latte art

Coffee is at the core of everything Starbucks does. SEATTLE, 2015-5-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — From sourcing and roasting to crafting and innovating, Starbucks partners (employees) are passionate about brewing and handcrafting the world’s best coffee beverages. Starbucks baristas in China and Japan recently celebrated coffee artistry through competitions in pour-over brewing and latte art. […]

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Saudi Automotive Services Co. announces completion of signing Bank facility agreement with the Saudi British Bank

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2015-5-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Saudi Automotive Services Co. (SASCO) announces completion of signing Bank facility agreement (Shariah-compliant) with the Saudi British Bank (SABB) on May 25, 2015. To be utilized till 31/01/2016.The facility agreement amounting to SR 150 million, including SR 100 million as a long-term loan and SR […]

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Giant Food to open its new store located at 8970 Burke Lake Road in Springfield on June 19

Landover, Md., 2015-5-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Giant Food today announced that the doors of its new store located at 8970 Burke Lake Road in Springfield will open on Friday, June 19 at 6:00 a.m. The store, located inside the Kings Park Shopping Center, was re-built from the ground up and is nearly twice as […]

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The Co-operative voted the UK’s favourite convenience store by shoppers at the CTP Awards

The Co-operative been voted the UK’s favourite convenience store by shoppers. MANCHESTER, 2015-5-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The CTP (Convenience Tracking Programme) awards 2015* quizzed 20,000 convenience store shoppers and 2,000 store staff and managers, and the Co-op beat off competition from the likes of Marks & Spencer, Little Waitrose and Sainsbury’s to scoop  […]

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The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issues statement in response to the passage of Trade Promotion Authority in the US Senate

Arlington , VA, 2015-5-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) in the United States Senate. “Retailers applaud the Senate for passing this important trade legislation that will pave the way to reduced trade barriers for American businesses and […]

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Rite Aid’s VP of pharmacy services Mike Podgurski named the 2015 Honorary President by the National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)

CAMP HILL, PA, 2015-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) announced today that Mike Podgurski, Rite Aid’s vice president of pharmacy services, has been named the 2015 Honorary President by the National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). The honor is awarded each year to an individual in recognition of their […]

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Meijer to acquire national specialty pharmacy and health services company Aureus Health Services

Addition of specialty pharmacy capability to enhance Meijer customer offerings GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Aureus Health Services, a national specialty pharmacy and health services company based in Pittsburgh, Pa. and a portfolio company of BelHealth Investment Partners, to enhance its […]

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Haggen Pacific Southwest to donate more than 1m pounds of food to local food banks from the 100 new store openings throughout California, Arizona and Nevada

HAGGEN DONATING 1 MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD TO LOCAL FOOD BANKS AS PART OF NEW STORE OPENINGS IN CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA AND NEVADA Haggen Continues Tradition of Giving Back In Partnership with Feeding America To Support Communities Surrounding 100 New Pacific Southwest Stores Irvine, Calif.,  2015-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Continuing a long history of giving back […]

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Wegmans Food Markets to deliver 15,877 pounds of nonperishable food to the Capital Area Food Bank

LORTON, VA, 2015-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets will deliver a truckload of 15,877 pounds of nonperishable food to the Capital Area Food Bank, the region’s largest hunger relief organization, on Thursday, May 28 at 12 PM. The delivery will take place at the CAFB’s Northern Virginia location (6833 Hill Park Drive, Lorton, VA […]

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