BJ’s Restaurants announces the opening of its restaurant in Cary, North Carolina

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) today (Sept. 21, 2016) announced the opening of its restaurant in Cary, North Carolina.  The new BJ’s Restaurant opened on Monday, September 19, 2016, on Dillard Drive at the Centrum at Crossroads shopping center.  The restaurant is approximately 7,300 square feet, seats approximately […]

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Dobbels Meat recalls pork tenderloin with mustard sauce due to undeclared allergens

Dobbels Meat recalls pork tenderloin with mustard sauce due to undeclared allergens   Halle, Belgium, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — During the automatic checks carried out within company Dobbels Meat NV, the presence of MILK, SULPHITE and MUSTARD was found in pork tenderloin with mustard sauce, whereas these allergens are not mentioned on the […]

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Coop will Raschelsäckli um 80% reduzieren

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Das Parlament hat heute die Motion zum Verbot von Wegwerf-Plastiksäcken abgeschrieben. Als nachhaltige Detailhändlerin setzt Coop die alternative Branchenvereinbarung rasch um. Damit deutlich weniger dieser Einwegsäcke verbraucht werden, gibt Coop sie künftig an ihren Supermarkt-Kassen gegen 5 Rappen ab. Die sogenannten Raschelsäckli werden zudem aus 100% Recyclingmaterial […]

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Panera Bread becomes the first restaurant to Offer Clean Bacon without Artificial Additives, from Pigs Raised without Antibiotics

ST. LOUIS, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) is leading the restaurant industry with better bacon. Today ( Sept. 21, 2016), Panera announced that it will serve clean bacon on its sandwiches and salads that is free of artificial preservatives, flavors, sweeteners and colors from artificial sources prohibited by the company’s […]

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Kum & Go announces the opening of its newly built location in Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go will open the doors Friday morning, September 23, at 6 a.m. to its newly built location in Des Moines, Iowa, at 6304 SW 9th Street. The brand new, 6,200+-square-foot store featuring the new Marketplace store design with a variety of unique offerings is […]

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Kum & Go: E-15 fuel for $1.15 per gallon at Omaha and Sioux City-area locations on Friday, September 23

Omaha, NE, and Sioux City, IA , 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kum & Go will offer E-15 fuel for $1.15 per gallon at several Omaha and Sioux City-area Kum & Go locations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 23. E-15, a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline, […]

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SSP brings LEON to Liverpool Street Station

LONDON, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Naturally Fast Food chain LEON launches its new menu today [Wednesday 21 September]. The autumn menu includes an exclusive new dish, made in collaboration with professional chef, food writer and TV presenter, Gizzi Erskine. Rooted in their shared passion for satisfying nutritious recipes, and keen to create a fun […]

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Shopify teams up with Export Development Canada to support continued growth of Shopify Capital

Ottawa, Canada, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP)(TSX:SH), the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, today (September 20, 2016) announced that it has entered an agreement with Export Development Canada (“EDC”) to insure merchant cash advances offered by Shopify Capital. “Our partnership with EDC supports the continued growth […]

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NRF calls for continued resolution on Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation and the Hardwood Federation today) (September 20, 2016) led a coalition of 120 organizations representing retailers, manufacturers, agribusinesses and other sectors affected by the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy in sending a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker outlining specific concerns and urging her continued leadership […]

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Nordstrom Rack to open at IDS Center’s Crystal Court on Nicollet Mall at downtown Minneapolis in fall 2017

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today (Sept. 21, 2016) plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at IDS Center’s Crystal Court on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, Minn. The approximately 39,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2017. “We’ve been eager to find a home for Nordstrom Rack […]

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Nordstrom, Inc. announces the appointment of Ken Worzel as president, Nordstrom.com

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — To further accelerate its e-commerce, digital and mobile efforts, Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced that it has appointed Ken Worzel as president, Nordstrom.com. Worzel has served as executive vice president of Strategy and Development at the company since 2010, where he has been responsible for strengthening the company’s […]

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Starbucks opens its third South African store in Menlyn Maine in the city of Tshwane

Starbucks opens its third South African store in Menlyn Maine in the city of Tshwane   Johannesburg, South Africa, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In partnership with Taste Holdings, Starbucks has opened its third South African store in Menlyn Maine in the city of Tshwane. Once the mall is complete in 2017, Menlyn Maine will […]

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Carrefour Belgium announces new partnership with Cubzz to collect donations to help children’s charities

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Belgium is selling a healthy drink – exclusively via its hypermarkets and supermarkets – the proceeds from which will go to an SOS Children’s Villages project of the customer’s choice. Humanitarian aid is in Carrefour Belgium’s very DNA – it regularly organises campaigns to help various […]

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Carrefour Belgium to test its own meal boxes “Simply You Boxes”

http://www.carrefour.com/sites/default/files/simply_you_box.mp4   Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the start of October, Carrefour Belgium will start putting together, selling and distributing meal boxes, with particular emphasis on Belgian and seasonal ingredients. Next month, Carrefour Belgium will commence online sales of its “Simply You Boxes” – its own meal boxes. Simply You is […]

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Carrefour invites hackfest enthusiasts to its first hackathon “Back2Hack” from 23 to 25 September

Carrefour invites hackfest enthusiasts to its first hackathon “Back2Hack” from 23 to 25 September   Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — From 23 to 25 September, Carrefour is inviting hackfest enthusiasts to come and improve the customer experience and make predictions about future trends. Carrefour is holding “Back2Hack” – its first hackathon – at […]

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Walmart awarded more than $200 million second quarter cash bonuses to more than 900,000 hourly associates nationwide

Bentonville, Ark., 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of Walmart’s continued focus on improving and enhancing the store experience for customers, the company recently awarded more than $200 million in second quarter cash bonuses to more than 900,000 hourly associates across the United States. The bonuses, which were based on stores’ performances from May […]

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Macy’s, Inc. to hire 83,000 seasonal associates for the 2016 Christmas and holiday season

CINCINNATI, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today (Sep. 20, 2016) said it plans to hire seasonal associates for approximately 83,000 positions at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2016 Christmas and holiday season. The company’s 2016 seasonal hiring plan is essentially flat […]

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Sainsbury’s opens its purpose built, online fulfilment centre in Bromley-by-Bow

Sainsbury’s opens its purpose built, online fulfilment centre in Bromley-by-Bow   London, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s predicts that demand in the capital for its online groceries service will double over the next eight years, as more people switch to a mixture of shopping online and in stores. The retailer announced the forecast as […]

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Thomas Pink introduces new collection of premium and luxury shirts

Thomas Pink introduces new collection of premium and luxury shirts   Paris, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thomas Pink, the modern British shirtmaker renowned for shirts with impeccably cuts and superior quality, is introducing a new approach to this essential element of men’s business attire with shirts precisely tailored to each need. The shirtmaker associated […]

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Fundación EROSKI pone en marcha la V edición del Programa Educativo en Alimentación y Hábitos de Vida Saludables

Fundación EROSKI pone en marcha la V edición del Programa Educativo en Alimentación y Hábitos de Vida Saludables   ELORRIO,España, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fundación EROSKI, a través de su Escuela de Alimentación, pone en marcha estos días la V edición del Programa Educativo en Alimentación y Hábitos de Vida Saludables (PEAHS). El objetivo […]

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New report shows that the new American Dream is ‘living life on one’s own terms’

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — An Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report sponsored by IKEA US shows that the American Dream, which was once outlined by owning a home with a ‘white picket fence,’ having a comfortable amount of money, and ‘keeping up with the Joneses,’ is now transitioning into ‘living life on […]

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Conforama and Casino Groups to create joint central agency for non-foods products, “Mano”

Paris, France, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Named “Mano”, the agency will aim to optimize for both groups purchasing in France from the main international suppliers of household appliances (both white and brown goods). It will thus be positioned as the leader or co-leader in its areas of activity and enhance the competitiveness of the […]

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Shop.org announces lineup of breakout sessions for Retail’s Digital Summit, Sept. 26-28, Dallas, TX

Washington, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (September 20, 2016) Shop.org announced this year’s lineup of breakout sessions for Retail’s Digital Summit, to be held Monday, Sept. 26 through Wednesday, Sept. 28 in Dallas. Retail’s Digital Summit will feature tactical and comprehensive breakout sessions presented by industry experts and other business leaders, for more than […]

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NRF filed suit against Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules

WASHINGTON, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation filed suit in U.S. District Court today (September 20, 2016) on behalf of the millions of employers and employees who will be drastically affected if the Labor Department’s changes to the federal overtime rules go into effect on December 1. “The Labor Department’s extreme and […]

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British retail industry employs 100,000 people in roles that didn’t even exist five years ago – BRC

LONDON, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — British retail today employs 100,000 people in roles that didn’t even exist five years ago, figures compiled by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) reveal today (September 21, 2016). While overall numbers of employees in retail are expected to fall over the coming few years, innovative ways of working will […]

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UK’s leading retailers achieved the target to source 100 per cent certified sustainable palm oil by 2015

London, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The UK’s leading retailers[1] have achieved an ambitious target to source 100 per cent certified sustainable palm oil[2] by 2015. The target was part of the BRC-led environmental initiative ‘A Better Retailing Climate'[3], through which major retailers have set themselves a number of voluntary goals to improve the environmental […]

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BRC’s annual Payments Survey: cash usage declined to 47.15% of all retail transactions in 2015 from 52.09% in 2014

London, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cash was used for less than half of all retail transactions across the UK in 2015 according to the BRC’s annual Payments Survey, published today (September 20, 2016). The report looks at the methods of payment UK shoppers are using when buying goods in store and online, how this […]

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RILA comments on Council’s decision to end consideration of scheduling legislation

Arlington , VA, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to action taken today by the Washington, D.C. Council to end the consideration of legislation that would have been harmful to retail employees working in the nation’s capital. The Council tabled the measure on […]

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Whole Foods Market to open store at Allentown, PA on Sept. 28

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market Allentown will open its doors for shoppers at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The community is invited to join company leaders and store team members at 8:45 a.m. for Whole Foods Market’s traditional “bread breaking” ceremony.  Opening day shoppers will be greeted with […]

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Whole Foods Market seeks unique products from local growers and producers to feature in its new South Hills Pittsburgh store

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market is looking for unique products from local growers and producers to feature in its new South Hills store. Interested suppliers can submit information online at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/malocal. The submission deadline is Wednesday, October 12. Whole Foods Market defines local products as grown or produced within 100 […]

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