PRODUCT RECALL: Save-A-Lot Pick 5 Chicken Waffle Sandwich due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes

PRODUCT RECALL: Save-A-Lot Pick 5 Chicken Waffle Sandwich due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes   Charleroi, PA, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fourth Street Barbecue Inc. Packing Division has initiated a voluntary recall of all lot numbers of the Save-A-Lot Pick 5 Chicken Waffle Sandwich distributed nationwide as it has the potential to […]

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Publix Super Markets recall Publix Deli Artichoke and Spinach Dip due possible contamination of small glass fragments

Publix Super Markets recall Publix Deli Artichoke and Spinach Dip due possible contamination of small glass fragments   Lakeland, Florida, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Deli Artichoke and Spinach Dip due to the possibility of the product containing small glass fragments. The 16 oz. […]

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New RILA ad campaign calls on Congress to protect debit swipe fee reform

RILA Ads Tell Congress To Hold Wall Street Accountable And Protect Reform Vital To Industry Arlington , VA, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (5/9/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the trade association for America’s largest retailers, launched a national ad campaign urging Congress to protect debit swipe fee reform as the House […]

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Price Rite’s Driving Park Avenue store in Rochester, NY recognized by Foodlink as top donor to its Retail Store Donation program in 2016

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Rite Supermarkets today (May 5, 2017) announced its Driving Park Avenue store in Rochester, NY was recognized by Foodlink as the top Price Rite donor to its Retail Store Donation program in 2016. A regional food hub and Feeding America food bank, Foodlink serves Allegany, Genesee, […]

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NRF monthly Global Port Tracker report: retail imports should see steady increases through the summer and into the fall

WASHINGTON, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should see steady increases through the summer and into the fall, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today (May 9, 2017) by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Regardless of whether the sales come in their […]

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Ahold Delhaize announces solid first quarter results for 2017

Net sales increased by 65.1% to €15.9 billion (up 61.4% at constant exchange rates) Net income increased by 72.8% to €356 million (up 68.2% at constant exchange rates) Pro forma Q1 net sales increased by 2.9% to €15.8 billion (up 0.6% at constant exchange rates) Pro forma underlying operating income increased by €45 million to […]

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CVS Health releases its tenth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today (05.10.17) released its tenth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, entitled Prescription for a Better World, providing updates on progress against the company’s 2016 CSR goals, and establishing several new performance targets. Accomplishments in 2016 spanned the company’s strategic CSR pillars of Health […]

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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. releases its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today (May 9, 2017) released its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, providing a detailed review of the company’s sustainability progress during the past year. Titled “Serving With Purpose,” the report outlines how Lowe’s is building on its 70-year heritage of serving […]

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H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB announces highlights from its annual general meeting

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday (10 May) H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB held its annual general meeting under the chairmanship of lawyer Sven Unger. The AGM approved the dividend of SEK 9.75 per share in accordance with the board of directors’ proposal and approved the payment of the […]

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Veuve Clicquot brut Yellow Label champagnes marks its 140th anniversary

Veuve Clicquot brut Yellow Label champagnes marks its 140th anniversary   Paris, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The instantly recognizable yellow label on all Veuve Clicquot brut Yellow Label champagnes marks its 140th anniversary this year. Synonymous with Veuve Clicquot for nearly a century and a half, the color evokes the heritage of the Maison […]

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CVS Health Shareholders elect the Honorable Mary L. Schapiro as a new member of its Board

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shareholders of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) re-elected all eleven standing members of the CVS Health Board of Directors and voted to elect the Honorable Mary L. Schapiro, the 29th chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as a new member of the company’s Board today during […]

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Sephora promises a more intense customer experience with exciting new store concept

Sephora promises a more intense customer experience with exciting new store concept   Paris, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sephora is reinventing the customer experience with the “New Sephora Experience”, featuring the Beauty Hub with digital apps to  test products, shoppable connected terminals, a table for beauty tutorials and more.  The digitally-enabled experience is bold […]

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John Lewis Partnership announces provision of £36m to cover potential costs of complying with National Minimum Wage Regulations

London, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — In its Annual Report and Accounts published today (9 May 2017), the John Lewis Partnership announces it has made a provision of £36m to cover the potential costs of complying with the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Regulations. While the Partnership’s contractual hourly rates of pay have never been […]

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Starbucks celebrates journey in Canada over the past 30 years

Starbucks celebrates journey in Canada over the past 30 years   Seattle, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Starbucks first store in Canada opened its doors for the first time on March 1, 1987, its success was anything but assured. “In Seattle, we were well established, everybody knew us whether they drank our coffee […]

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Swedish ICA stores sales increased by 8.0% in April 2017 vs. same month last year

Solna, Sweden, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales in the Swedish ICA stores increased by 8.0% in April 2017 compared with the corresponding month last year. Sales in like-for-like stores increased by 7.3%. April 2017 January – April 2017 Store sales excl. VAT Mkr Change  all stores Change like-for-like Mkr Change  all stores Change like-for-like […]

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Amazon announces 16 finalists in its third-annual Amazon Robotics Challenge

This year’s finalists span industry, start-up and academic groups from Australia, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, the Republic of Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and the United States The Amazon Robotics Challenge will award up to $250,000 in prizes and encourages idea sharing and innovation within the robotics and automation community SEATTLE, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail […]

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Carrefour Poland sets up a retail technological incubator

Poland, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour is the first retail chain in Poland to set up a retail technological incubator. This project will enable Carrefour to research and implement relevant innovations for the entire retail sector, while supporting the development of Polish entrepreneurship and young Polish talent. Carrefour Poland will place 652 square […]

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ICA Gruppen First quarter of 2017 financial results: Consolidated net sales increased by 0.9%

Solna, Sweden, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Solid results in a weaker market. First quarter of 2017 in summary Consolidated net sales amounted to SEK 24,984 million (24,761), an increase of 0.9% Operating profit excluding non-recurring items totalled SEK 996 million (959). Profit for the period was SEK 1,132 million (735). Profit includes capital gains […]

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ICA Gruppen presents its 1Q 2017 sustainability report

Solna, Sweden, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — ICA Gruppen presents its sustainability report for the first quarter 2017. This is a quarterly report about ICA Gruppen’s work on issues relating to sustainability. The report show developments during the year and covers all companies within ICA Gruppen. “ICA Gruppen aims to be a leader in sustainability. […]

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Staples, Inc. announces the appointment of Brett Wahlin as Chief Information Security Officer

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) today (05.08.17) announced Brett Wahlin has been appointed to the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In this new role, Wahlin will be responsible for global enterprise-wide information, product and data security. He will report to Chief Technology Officer Faisal Masud, who […]

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“C’est qui le Patron ?!” apple juice hits Carrefour store shelves

France, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Building on the successful sale of more than 10 million milk cartons, “C’est qui le Patron ?!” apple juice recently hit store shelves. Launched exclusively in all Carrefour stores today (05/10/2017), this product was developed by and for consumers to meet their demands in terms of quality, ethics […]

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Carrefour announces winning start-ups of the first Brazilian edition of the Start-ups Challenge

Carrefour announces winning start-ups of the first Brazilian edition of the Start-ups Challenge   Brazil, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour announced the winning start-ups of the first Brazilian edition of the Start-ups Challenge, a competition which is part of the global conference of the French NGO Hello Tomorrow. The initiative elected projects of two […]

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Staples, Inc. to hold its 1Q 2017 results conference call on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss first quarter 2017 results on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To listen to the conference call via webcast, please visit Staples’ Investor Relations website at http://investor.staples.com. About Staples, Inc. Staples brings technology […]

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Taco Bell to create 100,000 new U.S. jobs over the next five years

Company and franchisees expect to create 3,500 new positions this summer Irvine, Calif., 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taco Bell’s recent announcement to grow as a system to 8,000 U.S. locations by the end of 2022 means more than just bringing delicious tacos and burritos to new communities; this also will create about 100,000 […]

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Taco Bell launches fundraising campaign to help kids with scholarships and programs

Taco Bell launches fundraising campaign to help kids with scholarships and programs   Irvine, Calif., 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — From Thursday, May 11th through Thursday, May 25th participating Taco Bell restaurants nationwide are inviting customers to donate $1 to the Taco Bell Foundation to help kids with scholarships and programs. All funds raised […]

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ACTIV FITNESS ÜBERNIMMT DIE SILHOUETTE WELLNESS SA

ACTIV FITNESS ÜBERNIMMT DIE SILHOUETTE WELLNESS SA   ACTIV FITNESS AG, eine Tochtergesellschaft der Genossenschaft Migros Zürich, übernimmt per sofort die Silhouette Wellness SA mit Sitz in Meyrin (GE). Zürich, Switzerland, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Per 9. Mai 2017 hat die ACTIV FITNESS AG die Silhouette Wellness SA übernommen. Diese betreibt insgesamt 22 Fitness-Studios: […]

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PRODUCT RECALL: chicken Salsa sold in the self-service counters of the butcher’s department in Colruyt stores

Halle, Belgium, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — During microbiological analyses at the Colruyt Group laboratory, the presence of listeria monocytogenes was found in the chicken Salsa. It is sold in the self-service counters of the butcher’s department in Colruyt stores in Belgium. Consequently, Colruyt decided in consultation with the FASFC (Federal Agency for the Safety […]

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Overstock.com announces the appointment of Allison Abraham as its first chairwoman of its board of directors

Company president Saum Noursalehi elected to the board SALT LAKE CITY, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. Common Shares (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Series A Preferred (Medici Ventures’ t0 platform:OSTKP) / Series B Preferred (OTCQB:OSTBP) announces the appointment of Allison Abraham as the company’s first chairwoman of the board of directors. Ms. Abraham has served as a […]

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METRO launches fundraising campaign supporting Canadian Red Cross to assist flooding victims in Québec

MONTREAL, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sensitive to the situation currently impacting thousands of Quebeckers, METRO is launching a fundraising campaign supporting the Canadian Red Cross in its efforts to assist those affected by the flooding in Québec. Beginning May 9th, METRO will appeal to the generosity of its Metro and Super C store […]

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SpartanNash to release its 1Q FY2017 financial results on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Byron Center, MI, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — SpartanNash Company (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SPTN) will announce its first quarter fiscal year 2017 financial results after the stock market close on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The Company will host a conference call to discuss these results with additional comments and details on Thursday, May 25, […]

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