100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ to host Dallas Opportunity Fair on May 19 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

With youth unemployment in Dallas one of the highest in the nation, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ will host an unprecedented day-long jobs and resource fair in Dallas, kicking off a long-term effort to hire and engage young people facing barriers to education and employment More than 1,700 guaranteed job interviews and local opportunities available with […]

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AWS allows Amazon Redshift customers run SQL queries against exabytes of data in Amazon S3 with Amazon Redshift Spectrum

New capability allows Amazon Redshift customers to run analytic queries quickly and inexpensively against exabytes of data in Amazon S3 SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Apr. 19, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced Amazon Redshift Spectrum, a new feature that allows Amazon Redshift customers to run […]

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Amazon Lex now available to all customers

Amazon Lex, the technology that powers Amazon Alexa, enables any developer to build rich, conversational user experiences for web, mobile, and connected device apps American Heart Association, Capital One, Freshdesk, Hubspot, Liberty Mutual, NASA, Ohio Health, and Vonage among customers using Amazon Lex SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), […]

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Amazon Web Services becomes preferred cloud infrastructure provider for HERE Technologies

Leading global provider of maps and location services continues to expand use of AWS to power its new Open Location Platform services SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Apr. 19, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that HERE Technologies (HERE), a leading global provider of maps and location […]

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Dunkin’ Brands Group migrates its mobile applications, e-commerce websites, and corporate IT infrastructure applications to AWS

Dunkin’ Brands has migrated mobile applications, e-commerce websites, and corporate IT infrastructure to AWS SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Apr. 19, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has selected AWS as its […]

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AWS introduces new fully managed in-memory cache that can reduce Amazon DynamoDB response times from milliseconds to microseconds

New, fully managed in-memory cache can reduce Amazon DynamoDB response times from milliseconds to microseconds Preview starts today SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Apr. 19, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX), a fully managed, highly available, in-memory cache that can reduce Amazon DynamoDB […]

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Russell Athletic clothing for both men and women launches at Sainsbury’s

LONDON, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week Sainsbury’s will launch its new alliance with the iconic American sportswear brand Russell Athletic. A wide range of Russell Athletic clothing for both men and women, as well as accessories for men, will be available on Sainsbury’s Tu clothing website as part of the retailer’s strategy to […]

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Lowe’s to sell $1.50 billion of 3.100% Notes due 2027 and $1.50 billion of 4.050% Notes due 2047

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today it has agreed to sell $1.50 billion of 3.100% Notes due 2027 and $1.50 billion of 4.050% Notes due 2047 (collectively, the “Notes”). Estimated net proceeds from this offering will be approximately $2.96 billion, after deducting offering expenses and underwriters’ discounts. […]

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A. O. Smith Signature Series water heaters now available exclusively at Lowe’s stores and online

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s announced today the introduction of A. O. Smith Signature Series water heaters now available exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com. The Signature Series line of water heaters manufactured by A. O. Smith, the leading brand in the residential water heating market, will consist of […]

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Michaels and Pinterest launch Make It Kits to help anyone become a more experienced crafter

Unveil First “Make It Kit” Collaboration, Available For a Limited Time Starting April 20th IRVING, Texas, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Michaels and Pinterest today announced a partnership to launch Make It Kits, a unique kit which includes all the necessary supplies to help anyone, from a beginner to a more experienced crafter, make one […]

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Albertsons Companies appoints Wayne Denningham to the new role of President and COO

BOISE, Idaho, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albertsons Companies today announced Wayne Denningham, EVP & Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to the new role of President and Chief Operating Officer for Albertsons Companies. Bob Miller remains Chairman and CEO, a role he has held since April 2015. Denningham will continue to lead store operations […]

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CVS Pharmacy removes parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors across beauty and personal care products

Parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors will be removed from extensive line of store brand beauty and personal care products Company also publishes full list of restricted chemicals WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (April 19, 2017) CVS Pharmacy (NYSE:CVS), America’s leading retail pharmacy, took a major step forward in advancing […]

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BRC launches The Tariff Roadmap for the Next Government as part of its A Fair Brexit for Consumers project

LONDON, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ —As part of our A Fair Brexit For Consumers project, we have launched The Tariff Roadmap For The Next Government. The report focusses on the tariff aspects of Brexit, illustrating Britain’s current import trade relationships with data and facts to highlight the risks and opportunities presented by the journey ahead. […]

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Retail Pro Link earns certification with the SAP Business One® application

FOLSOM, CA, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail Pro International today announced that its Retail Pro Link has achieved certification with the SAP Business One® application. The SAP Integration and Certification Center has certified that the Retail Pro Link 1.0 has been proven to integrate with SAP Business One, providing mid-size specialty retailers automated interchange […]

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Lindex sustainability report for 2016 released

Göteborg, Sweden, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (April 19, 2017) Lindex sustainability report for 2016 is released. The fashion company shows progress within several areas as a result of a dedicated sustainability work with partnership, innovation and transparency in the centre. Sustainability is essential in our business at Lindex. I am very proud of […]

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Subway® launches sandwich ordering bot for Facebook

Guests can order with bot for Messenger to more than 26,500 restaurants in the U.S San Jose, CA & Milford, CT, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Subway® restaurants launched a bot for Facebook Messenger today that allows guests to order sandwiches and salads from more than 26,500 Subway® restaurants in the U.S. The first-of-its-kind sandwich […]

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wagamama abre su primer restaurante en España

MADRID, Spain, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mañana abrirá en Madrid el primer restaurante wagamama de España, ubicado en el número 41 de la céntrica calle Serrano, en plena milla de oro del barrio de Salamanca. Especializado en cocina pan-asiática, wagamama se caracteriza por su gran variedad de platos nutritivos y hechos al momento, principalmente […]

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Office Depot to sell its business in Australia and New Zealand to Platinum Equity

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its business in Australia and New Zealand to Platinum Equity. Office Depot had previously disclosed its intention to sell substantially all of its international businesses under a process that began in 2016. […]

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Zalando SE grew revenues in the 1Q 2017 by 22.0-24.0% to EUR 971-987 million

Revenues at EUR 971-987 million (22.0-24.0% growth) Adjusted EBIT of EUR 10-30 million (1.0-3.0% margin) Full-year guidance confirmed BERLIN, Germany, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zalando SE, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, grew revenues in the first quarter of 2017 by 22.0-24.0% to EUR 971-987 million (Q1 2016: EUR 796.1 million), according to preliminary […]

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SPAR UK expands its own label wine offering with two new Proseccos

SPAR UK is increasing its own label wine offering with the launch of two new Proseccos. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Brand wine continues to go from strength to strength and the new lines, sourced from an award winning producer in the Veneto region of Italy, show its commitment to giving […]

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Signet Jewelers appoints former federal Judge Barbara S. Jones to conduct review of its workplace policies and practices

HAMILTON, Bermuda, 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Signet Jewelers Limited (“Signet”) (NYSE:SIG), the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, announced today that its new Board Committee focused on Respect in the Workplace has appointed former federal Judge Barbara S. Jones, a partner at Bracewell LLP, to conduct a thorough review of the company’s policies and […]

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Kohl’s released its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., 2017-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) released its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, outlining the strides the company has made to fulfill its purpose to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives. Through continued action that positively impacts the community, its more than 140,000 associates and the […]

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Carrefour rolls-out its bioNGV service stations

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour has just kicked off roll-out of its bioNGV service stations – so it can expand its fleet of vehicles running on biomethane Its aim before the end of 2017 is to have 9 service stations so that 200 lorries can make clean, silent deliveries to 250 urban […]

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Amazon help parents and kids connect with new feature for its Amazon FreeTime service

Discussion Cards let parents share in their kids’ digital experience through short summaries of the books, videos, educational apps and games their kids are using in Amazon FreeTime, and connect with their kids through suggested questions and family activities designed to encourage dinner table conversation Parent Dashboard helps parents discover and learn about the books, […]

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AmRest to open its first KFC restaurant in Austria before the end of 2017

Wroclaw, Poland, 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — AmRest Holdings SE („AmRest”, “the Company”) (WSE: EAT), the largest publicly listed restaurant operator in Central Europe, announces plans to enter Austrian market with KFC brand. The Company plans to open the first restaurant before the end of 2017. Entry into the new market is a continuation […]

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BJ’s Restaurants opens at Glenbrook Square Mall in Fort Wayne, Indiana

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced the opening of its restaurant in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The new BJ’s Restaurant opened on Monday, April 10, 2017, on an out parcel of the Glenbrook Square Mall at 245 West Coliseum Boulevard.  The restaurant is approximately 7,500 square feet, […]

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Smart & Final Stores to release 1Q 2017 financial results on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

COMMERCE, Calif., 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (NYSE: SFS), the value-oriented food and everyday staples retailer, today announced that it will report its financial results for the first quarter ended March 26, 2017, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, after the close of market. David Hirz, President and Chief Executive Officer, […]

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Smart & Final announces the appointment of Derek Jones as president, Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice division

COMMERCE, Calif., 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Smart & Final, the neighborhood warehouse grocery store for households and businesses, announced today that Derek Jones will be the new president of its Cash & Carry Smart Foodservice division. With 60 wholesale stores in six western states, Cash & Carry caters to the foodservice industry as a one-stop shop […]

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Raley’s opens new store at Fair Oaks Boulevard & Howe Avenue in Sacramento

Paving the way to a healthier community through fresh food, customized amenities, and environmentally responsible practices Fair Oaks, CA, 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s furthers its vision of health and wellness with the grand opening of a new, state-of-the-art store at Fair Oaks Boulevard & Howe Avenue in Sacramento. Located in the established Campus […]

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Dirty Hippy Swag officially launches their fashion line on April 20, 2017!

Oakland, CA, 2017-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dirty Hippy Swag announces the official launch date for their fashion line: April 20, 2017! Dirty Hippy Swag is an e-commerce startup, exclusively located online at www.dirtyhippyswag.com. With an ever-expanding collection, Dirty Hippy Swag specializes in comfortable street style apparel, as well as laser-cut designed and hand-beaded jewelry. […]

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