National Grocers Association opposes the reintroduction of the Financial CHOICE Act

Arlington, VA, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today announced its strong opposition to the reintroduction of the Financial CHOICE Act, which would nearly double the rates food retailers pay each time a consumer uses their debit card. A discussion draft of the Financial CHOICE Act was released by U.S. Representative […]

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Wegmans raised $1,089,769 during its winter 2017 hunger relief scanning campaigns

NEW YORK, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the winter 2017 checkout scanning campaign at 27 Wegmans stores in Massachusetts, Buffalo and the Southern Tier of New York, and parts of Pennsylvania, hunger relief donations hit $1,089,769. Check Out Hunger allows customers to donate $2 $3, $5 or any other amount at checkout with […]

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Whole Foods Market® opens its new Leaside store in Toronto

New Whole Foods Market Leaside Breaks Bread with Family, Friends and Neighbours TORONTO, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market® will open its new Leaside store, located at 1860 Bayview Ave. in Toronto, Wednesday, April 26, at 9 a.m. The 45,100 square-foot store marks the sixth location in the greater Toronto area. “Whole Foods […]

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Whole Foods Market announces winners of its annual Supplier Awards

Best in class supplier partners spotlighted for outstanding food innovation, responsible sourcing and commitment to quality standards AUSTIN, Texas, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market has revealed the winners of its annual Supplier Awards, the company’s highest honor for producer partners that embody its mission and values. Out of thousands of Whole Foods […]

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Apple opens its newest store in the Middle East, Apple Dubai Mall

DUBAI, UAE, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Apple today premiered its newest store in the Middle East, Apple Dubai Mall, with a 186-foot curved storefront and balcony overlooking Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain. Envisioned as a space for the community to gather, learn and be entertained, Apple Dubai Mall will also serve as a […]

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Meijer opens new supercenter in Greenfield, Wisconsin

Retailer brings low prices, fresh produce delivered daily and drive-thru pharmacy to Greenfield; Howard and West Bend stores opening in mid-May GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer opened a new 192,000-square-foot supercenter today in Greenfield, Wis., bringing shoppers better access to low prices on high-quality merchandise, fresh produce delivered daily and a […]

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Sei Young Kim, Lexi Thompson and Mirim Lee return to play at 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give

Playing field for the 2017 tournament continues to grow stronger GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The playing field for the 2017 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give continues to grow stronger with commitments from its three defending champions – Sei Young Kim, Lexi Thompson and Mirim Lee – who will return June […]

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Empire strengthens its executive team with two new appointments

Stellarton, NS, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Empire Company Limited (“Empire”) today announced two appointments to its senior executive ranks. Michael Vels has been named Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Empire and its wholly-owned subsidiary Sobeys Inc. effective June 12th, 2017. Mr. Vels was most recently Chief Financial Officer of Hydro […]

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Giant Food announces recall of select Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to potential Salmonella contamination

Landover, Md., 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Frito Lay, Giant Food, LLC announced it removed from sale select Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to potential Salmonella contamination in the jalapeno seasoning. The following products are included in this recall: Frito Lay 2 Go Bold Mix, 18.4 oz., UPC 2840064666 with […]

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BESTSELLER starts process of making supplier factory information publicly available

In 2017, BESTSELLER will take the first steps towards making supplier factory information publicly available. BRANDE, Denmark, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — “BESTSELLER will begin the process of making information about our supplier factories available in 2017,” says Sustainability Manager Katrine Milman and continues: “We are already now sharing various supplier information with e.g. the […]

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PHILIPPINES: SM Prime to invest at least PHP50 billion per annum to support its developmental goals

Pasay City, Philippines, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), the Philippines’ leading integrated property company, plans to spend at least PHP50 billion per annum over the next two years to support its developmental goals. SM Prime allocates 80% of its capital expenditure on project developments, mostly for mall and residential […]

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PHILIPPINES: SM Investments Corporation announces key organizational changes

Pasay City, Philippines, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Directors of SM Investments Corporation (SM) announced key organizational changes that will support the company’s next phase of growth. The Board has already conferred upon Mr. Henry Sy, Sr. the role of Chairman Emeritus, in recognition of his role as the founder of SM […]

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GameChanger digital scorekeeping app for baseball and softball teams reaches 10 million games scored

NEW YORK, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — GameChanger, the leading digital scorekeeping app for amateur baseball and softball teams, today announced it has officially reached 10 million games scored since launching in 2009. For context, there are 2,430 baseball games in one MLB regular season, so it would take more than 4,115 Major League Baseball […]

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Callington based Great British Crisp Company becomes a Co-op supplier

MANCHESTER, England, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Callington based Great British Crisp Company, that works with Warrens Bakery to develop unique flavours, has “bagged” a contract to supply 40 Co-op food stores across Cornwall. Using Cornish Sea Salt™ and potatoes, The Great British Crisp Company estimates that it could sell up to 30,000 packs […]

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PetSmart announces the opening of its new store in Hadley, Mass.

Public Invited to Attend Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon-Cutting Event April 29 PHOENIX, AZ, 2017-Apr-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Hadley, Mass., located at 367 Russell St. To celebrate, PetSmart is having a grand opening event Saturday, April 29, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony […]

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NRF: Consumers say they will spend more than ever on this year’s Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON, 2017-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers say they will spend more than ever on Mother’s Day this year as they shower moms with everything from jewelry to special outings at favorite restaurants, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. Mother’s Day shoppers are expected to spend an […]

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Walmart asks suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one gigaton

Through release of a sustainability toolkit, Walmart asks suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one gigaton – the equivalent to taking more than 211 million passenger vehicles off of U.S. roads for an entire year BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (April 19, 2017), during Walmart’s annual Milestone Summit, the company […]

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Walmart’s 10th annual Global Responsibility Report: We believe that the value-maximizing strategy is the one that creates shared value for customers, business and society

2017 report outlines the retailer’s milestones in creating shared value for people, business and society BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart today released its tenth annual Global Responsibility Report, which looks back at the company’s progress during fiscal year 2017 in advancing the key areas of opportunity, sustainability and local communities. The report […]

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Amazon.com to open three additional fulfillment centers in New Jersey

With new sites in Cranbury Township, Edison and Logan Township, Amazon’s fulfillment footprint in New Jersey grows to 10 facilities SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans to open three additional fulfillment centers in New Jersey. The new sites in Cranbury Township, Edison and Logan Township will create more […]

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Carrefour and Hello Tomorrow Start-up Challenge in Brazil for first time

São Paulo, BRAZIL, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the first time, Carrefour is bringing to Brazil the Start-up Challenge, a competition which includes the global conference of the French NGO Hello Tomorrow, held annually in Paris. By means of this initiative, the organisation invites start-ups and entrepreneurs to participate in challenges in order to […]

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The new extension to the BAB 2 shopping centre unveiled with architecture featuring Basque colours

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Teams from Carmila and Carrefour Property have just unveiled the new extension to the BAB 2 shopping centre. With 40 new stores and an extra 10,000 m², the shopping centre’s unusual architecture features typically Basque colours. It has a total complement of 120 stores, restaurants and services for […]

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Neue Migros-Restaurant neben der Migros-Filiale in Unterentfelden

Schönbühl, Switzerland, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ab dem 24. April 2017 gibt’s neben der Migros-Filiale in Unterentfelden neu auch ein Migros-Restaurant. Der Innenraum bietet 170 Sitzplätze, die Terrasse deren 80. Mit dem Migros-Restaurant Unterentfelden wurden zehn neue Arbeitsplätze geschaffen. Geleitet wird es von Carmen Loehle. Der Innenraum des neuen Migros-Restaurants in Unterentfelden bietet […]

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Patrick Leonard: Green Direct is a way Starbucks can select what type of energy we buy, rather than that being predetermined by the utility

SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Every Friday, members of Starbucks Treasury and Facilities teams set aside time to watch video footage taken by a drone flying over a shimmering 260-acre construction site on what was formerly a degraded landscape in Robeson County, N.C. Week after week since last fall, they’ve been monitoring the progress […]

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Exceptional live show in Tokyo for the inauguration of Dior’s new boutique in the Ginza Six shopping center

TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — On April 19, the eve of the inauguration of Dior’s new boutique in the Ginza Six shopping center in Tokyo, the Maison held an exceptional live show in the Japanese capital featuring the first haute couture creations by Maria Grazia Chiuri and the Dior Homme Fall-Winter 2017 collection by […]

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Walgreens Boots Alliance’s regular quarterly dividend up by 4.2 percent over the year-ago period

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share, an increase of 4.2 percent over the year-ago period. The dividend is payable 12 June 2017 to stockholders of record on 18 May 2017. […]

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Kesko and Yamaha deal gets approval from The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA)

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority has approved the transaction between Kesko and Yamaha The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) has approved the transaction in which Konekesko Ltd, a Kesko Corporation subsidiary, sells its Yamarin boat business to Inhan Tehtaat Oy Ab, a subsidiary owned by Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. At the same time, […]

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Marks & Spencer updates on its five-year programme to improve its UK store estate

36 new stores to open in next six months Over 1,400 new jobs created Proposal to close six stores All colleagues in affected stores guaranteed redeployment in near-by stores LONDON, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) today updates on its five-year programme to improve its UK store estate to better meet the […]

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H&M joins Textile Exchange’s global initiative to develop joint solutions and global standard and certification for responsible leather

All our leather products should be produced in a socially and environmentally sustainable way, and with consideration to animal welfare. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a recent report, PETA raises important issues about leather. We agree with PETA that there are several challenges within the leather industry, which is why we […]

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Drive-in restaurants chain Sonic Corp. to pay $0.14 quarterly cash dividend

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per share of common stock to be paid to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 10, 2017, with a payment date […]

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IKEA US stores, Goodwill Industries International to host their first national furniture take back activity on Earth Day

IKEA US leads the way in helping customers understand how to live a sustainable life at home Conshohocken, PA, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA US announced today that on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., as part of the ‘IKEA Sustainable Living Your Way Event’, IKEA US stores* (41 […]

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