Dollar Tree, Inc. to divest 330 Family Dollar stores to Sycamore Partners

CHESAPEAKE, VA and NEW YORK, NY, 2015-6-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), the nation’s leading operator of discount variety stores selling everything for $1 or less, and Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm specializing in consumer and retail investments, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Dollar […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Starbucks opens Military Family Store near Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield, Utah

SEATTLE, 2015-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — “Everyone told me when you leave the military you’ll never find the camaraderie you have now,” said Mike Campbell, a U.S. Navy veteran. “I actually found it on day one working at Starbucks.” Campbell is one of 3,700 partners (employees) with a military affiliation who have joined Starbucks […]

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METRO GROUP launched the first online platform for comprehensive learning materials on the trade sector

Online portal www.handel-erklaert.de provides learning materials for secondary and vocational schools Ad-free, educationally refined teaching materials on key aspects of trade Offering underscores industries importance as a key economic sector with more than 33 million employees across Europe Düsseldorf, Germany, 2015-5-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP, the German Retail Federation HDE and the Federation of […]

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Meijer opens two new supercenters in Northern Illinois; 190,000-square-foot stores in Rockford and Machesney Park

190,000-square-foot stores in Rockford and Machesney Park feature fresh produce delivered daily and pharmacy services promoting family health GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer has opened two new supercenters in Northern Illinois, Co-Chairman Hank Meijer announced today. The 190,000-square-foot stores in Rockford and Machesney Park together have created more than 500 new […]

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ICSC Foundation presents the Charles Grossman Graduate Scholarships to Garrett Biss and Charles Griffith

Garrett Biss and Charles Griffith Honored with Prestigious Scholarships NEW YORK, 2015-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its mission to encourage the continuing education of retail real estate professionals, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation has presented the Charles Grossman Graduate Scholarships to Garrett Biss and Charles Griffith, honoring their onset […]

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CarMax, Inc. now accepts applications for the company’s first store in Richmond, Texas

RICHMOND, Virginia, 2015-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is currently hiring for the company’s first store in Richmond, Texas. It is CarMax’s 6th store in the Houston area and 15 th store in the state of Texas. The new store, which is more than 50,000 square-feet, […]

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US Foods opens new 500,000 square foot, LEED-certified facility in Seabrook, N.H.

New 500,000 square foot, LEED-certified facility opens to better serve customers throughout New England Seabrook, N.H., 2015-5-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods is bringing a whole new level of convenience and value to New England area chefs and restaurateurs as it opens its newest distribution center in Seabrook, N.H. “The new efficient and modern facility […]

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Starbucks Coffee Company announces partnership with Spotify®

Partnership Connects Starbucks 7,000 U.S. Company-Owned Stores, 10M-Member My Starbucks Rewards Loyalty Program and Spotify’s 60M Users to Create First-of-Its-Kind Music Ecosystem MSR Members and Spotify Users to Earn “Stars as Currency” for Subscribing to Spotify Premium Popular Starbucks Music Made Available for Everyone on Spotify SEATTLE, 2015-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company […]

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Meijer to open its Grafton and Kenosha supercenters on June 23

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — A little more than two years after announcing it was considering expansion into Wisconsin, Meijer has confirmed the opening date for its first two supercenters. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer will open its Grafton and Kenosha stores on Tues., June 23, Co-Chairman Hank Meijer said. “We’re extremely eager […]

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Wincor Nixdorf to install additional 150 multifunctional cash recycling systems across Turkey for Denizbank

Denizbank invests in Wincor Nixdorf’s cash recycling systems PADERBORN, Germany, 2015-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Turkey-based Denizbank is offering more and more customer-friendly services through its network of automated teller machines. The new cash recycling systems made by Wincor Nixdorf even enable customers, including those who do not regularly bank at Denizbank, to […]

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7‑Eleven, Inc. to acquire Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc.’s 182 convenience stores in greater Boston area and in New Hampshire

BOSTON, 2015-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. announced today that it has agreed to acquire Tedeschi Food Shops, Inc.’s approximately 182 convenience stores in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area and in New Hampshire.  The transaction is anticipated to close in mid 2015, subject to standard closing conditions and regulatory approvals.  Terms of the deal […]

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CBRE appointed by Hallmark Cards to provide transaction management services for its office and industrial portfolio throughout US and Canada

Los Angeles, 2015-5-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) has been appointed by Hallmark Cards, Inc., a national  greeting cards retailer, to provide Transaction Management services for its office and industrial portfolio throughout the United States and Canada. Hallmark has a broad footprint to serve its customers with products currently sold in […]

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Tokyo is the world’s hottest market for retail expansion according to the latest report from CBRE Group

Toronto stands out as hottest market in the Americas U.S. retailers dominate cross-border expansion, with Asia and Europe being prime targets Los Angeles, 2015-5-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tokyo is the world’s hottest market for retail expansion, attracting 63 new brands last year as leasing momentum in core areas remained strong, despite mixed signals […]

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