Darden Restaurants to acquire Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen for $780 million in an all-cash transaction

ORLANDO, Fla., 2017-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) today (April 24, 2017) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen (Cheddar’s) for $780 million in an all-cash transaction from its stockholders including private equity firms L Catterton and Oak Investment Partners. This follows the agreement that was announced […]

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SHARE BUYBACK UPDATE: AHOLD DELHAIZE REPURCHASED 1,417,514 OF AHOLD DELHAIZE COMMON SHARES FROM APRIL 18, 2017 UP TO AND INCLUDING APRIL 21, 2017

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 1,417,514 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from April 18, 2017 up to and including April 21, 2017. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €18.74 per share for a total consideration of € 26.6 million. These repurchases were […]

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Weingarten Realty 1Q 2017: Rental rates on new leases and renewals up 9.5%

HOUSTON, 2017-Apr-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weingarten Realty (NYSE: WRI) announced today (4/24/2017) the results of its operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. The supplemental financial package with additional information can be found on the Company’s website under the Investor Relations tab. First Quarter Operating and Financial Highlights Net income attributable to common […]

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Australian Retailers Association: Retailers conducting business in Australia should pay their tax just like Australian retailers currently do

Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) strongly supports the Government in closing the Low Value Threshold (LVT) loophole for the purchase of offshore tangible goods under $1000. Russell Zimmerman, Executive Director of the ARA said they have been working with the Federal and State Governments to reduce […]

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Sheetz sponsors the 8th annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run

$100,000 donation to help send more than 2,000 athletes to 2017 Special Olympics Games ALTOONA, Pa, 2017-Apr-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains for 65 years, is proud to sponsor the 8th annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at […]

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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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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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Macerich Company to pay $.71 dividend per share of common stock

SANTA MONICA, Calif., 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Directors of the Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.71 per share of common stock.  The dividend is payable on June 2, 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 5, 2017. Macerich, an S&P 500 company, […]

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Restaurant Brands International Inc. to release 1Q 2017 financial results on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

OAKVILLE, ON, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX/NYSE: QSR, TSX: QSP) will release its first quarter 2017 financial results on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 and will host an investor conference call that morning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The earnings call will be webcast on the company’s investor relations website […]

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Russia: Lenta 1Q2017: total sales grew 17.2%

St-Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta Ltd, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA / “Lenta” or the “Company”) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the Company’s consolidated sales and operating results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2017. To download the full press release, please click here 1Q 2017 Operating […]

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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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Visa Inc. declares quarterly cash dividend of $0.165 per share of class A common stock

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today (Apr. 18, 2017) announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.165 per share of class A common stock (determined in the case of class B and class C common stock and series B and C convertible participating preferred stock […]

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Visa Inc. announces the appointment of John F. Lundgren as a new independent director

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) announced today (Apr. 18, 2017) that its board of directors has appointed John F. Lundgren as a new independent director, effective immediately. Mr. Lundgren will also serve as a member of the board’s audit and risk committee. Mr. Lundgren was chief executive officer (CEO) […]

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BJ’s Restaurants to release its 1Q 2017 results on Thursday, April 27, 2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) today ( April 18, 2017) announced that it will release its first quarter 2017 results after the market closes on Thursday, April 27, 2017.  The Company will host an investor conference call at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) that same day.  The conference call will […]

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Kesko Group’s sales were up 30.5% in March 2017

Helsinki, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko Group’s sales in March 2017 totalled €1,003.8 million, and were up 30.5%. In comparable terms, excluding the impact of business arrangements, sales in local currencies increased by 4.9%. There were two more delivery days than in the previous year. “Kesko’s sales in March increased in all divisions. Growth […]

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The H&M Foundation provides further support to Save the Children – totaling $600,000 – for their work in Ethiopia

Following the worst drought in decades, a major food security emergency is ongoing in southern Ethiopia. The H&M Foundation now makes their third donation to Save the Children – totaling $600,000 – to support their work in this region. Stockholm, SWEDEN, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — jThe 2015 drought in Ethiopia, caused by the […]

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The Wendy’s Company to release its 1Q 2017 results on Wednesday, May 10

DUBLIN, Ohio, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) will release its first quarter 2017 results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 10. A conference call will follow at 9 a.m. ET, with a simultaneous webcast from the investors section of the Company’s website at www.aboutwendys.com. The live conference call will […]

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Lenta to release its 1Q 2017 consolidated sales and operating results on 20th April 2017

St-Petersburg, Russia, 2017-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lenta Ltd, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) (“Lenta”), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce it will release its consolidated sales and operating results for the first quarter of 2017 on 20th April 2017. Lenta will also host an Analyst and Investor Conference Call on […]

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Cabela’s enters into agreements with Synovus Financial Corp and Capital One for the sale of assets and liabilities of World’s Foremost Bank

Synovus Bank to Acquire Assets and Deposits of World’s Foremost Bank; Capital One to Acquire Credit Card Assets and Related Liabilities and Become Long-term Cabela’s Credit Card Issuing Partner Cabela’s Shareholders to Receive $61.50 Per Share Under Amended Bass Pro Shops Merger Agreement Transaction Expected to Close in Third Quarter of 2017 Subject to Cabela’s […]

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Walmart launches its “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign

Through online acts of support, purchase of participating products and donations at the register, the campaign aims to help Feeding America secure 100 million meals on behalf of member food banks BENTONVILLE, ARK, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (April 17, 2017), Walmart launches its “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign, a nationwide initiative that encourages […]

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H&M group’s sales increased by 7 percent during March 2017 vs. same period last year

Stockholm, SWEDEN, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — As previously communicated in conjunction with the three-month report 2017, the H&M group’s sales including VAT during 1 March – 28 March 2017 increased by 7 percent in local currencies compared to the same period last year. For the whole month of March, sales increased by 6 […]

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Walgreens kicks off six-week charitable campaign benefitting Red Nose Day

Walgreens returns as exclusive U.S. retailer of Red Noses, on sale starting April 17, to help end child poverty — one nose at a time DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Red Noses, the iconic symbol of the Red Nose Day cause to end child poverty, are on sale beginning today (17 April […]

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BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Grant to Cardinal Cushings Centers marks $5M Donation Milestone

BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Grant to Cardinal Cushings Centers marks $5M Donation Milestone   WESTBOROUGH, Mass., 2017-Apr-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Wholesale Club today (April 13, 2017) announced a two-year, $500,000 grant to Cardinal Cushing Centers, an intergenerational community for people of all ages and abilities based in Hanover, Mass. The grant marks $5 million […]

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Release Dates for Weingart Realty Investors 2017 First Quarter Earnings and Conference Call Announced

HOUSTON, 2017-Apr-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) announced today (3/13/2017) that its first quarter 2017 earnings will be released after the market closes on Monday, April 24, 2017. Senior Management will host our quarterly earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. Event:   Weingarten Realty’s First Quarter […]

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. Announces Release Date of First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results and Conference call

ST. LOUIS, 2017-Apr-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW), today (Apr. 13, 2017) announced that the Company will report results for its first quarter fiscal year 2017 ended April 1, 2017, on Thursday, April 27, 2017, prior to the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company will host its […]

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Tractor Supply announces 6.6% net sales increase to $1.56 billion in 1Q 2017 vs. same period in 2016

BRENTWOOD, TN, 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today ( 4/11/2017) provided a business update for the first quarter ended April 1, 2017. Net sales for the first quarter 2017 increased 6.6% to $1.56 billion from $1.47 billion in […]

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S Group’s retail sales increased by 2.2% in January–March 2017

S Group’s retail sales increased by 2.2% in January–March 2017   Helsinki, Finland, 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — S Group’s retail sales excluding taxes increased by 2.2% in January–March and stood at EUR 2,567 million. Customer numbers and sales continued to increase for Sokos and Emotion, which was particularly delightful. “I am very pleased with […]

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Shopify to announce 1Q 2017 financial results on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ottawa, Canada, 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP)(TSX:SHOP), the leading cloud-based commerce platform, plans to announce financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2017 before markets open on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Shopify’s management team will host a conference call to discuss first-quarter results at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May […]

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Diebold Nixdorf announces $250,000 commitment to Operation HOPE

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD), through its charitable arm, the Diebold Foundation, has pledged to donate $250,000 over the next four years to Operation HOPE, whose mission is to expand economic opportunity to underserved populations both in the U.S. and around the world through financial education and […]

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CGA Educational Foundation announces “CGAEF Scholarship Endowment”

SACRAMENTO, CA, 2017-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The CGA Educational Foundation today ( April 11, 2017) announced the creation of the “CGAEF Scholarship Endowment” in honor of its 25th anniversary of supporting the grocery industry with financial assistance and educational opportunities. Through initial investments of $335,000, scholarships will be created and awarded to CGA-member company […]

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