Starbucks UK announces the 1000th graduate of its apprenticeship programme

LONDON, 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — As National Apprenticeship Week begins, Starbucks UK is announcing the 1000th graduate of its apprenticeship programme that recruits, trains and retains young talent for the business. Almost half of Starbucks partners are under the age of 24, an age group facing the most significant challenges around employment. Starbucks Apprenticeships, […]

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Starbucks barista lands on preeminent list of bestselling books in the U.S.

SEATTLE, 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seven years after writing a book about dogs, a Starbucks barista landed on preeminent list of bestselling books in the U.S. The New York Times expanded its number of bestselling book categories to include monthly selections on 12 specialized topics such education, fitness, and animals. “I remember thinking […]

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New Zealand: New World Browns Bay to open on Tuesday 17 March at 8.15am

The team at New World Browns Bay are completing the finishing touches, as the eagerly anticipated replacement supermarket gets ready to open on Tuesday 17 March at 8.15am. Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — “We are thrilled to bring a brand new New World offering to Browns Bay,” says Angela Bull, Foodstuffs […]

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The first home grown strawberries of the year arrives at Tesco

Cheshunt, England, 2015-3-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first home grown strawberries of the year will arrive in supermarkets on Thursday March 5 – a week earlier than usual. Fine weather with good levels of sunshine this week on top of a generally mild winter have helped growers produce the early fruit. And with temperatures […]

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Price Chopper Supermarkets to host Kosher Open House to highlight over 1,000 Kosher for Passover products

Colonie, NY, 2015-3-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just in time for Passover, Price Chopper Supermarkets will be hosting a Kosher Open House to highlight the more than 1,000 Kosher for Passover products available, provide samples from a wide variety of Kosher for Passover products and to get cooking tips from kosher catering experts. Passover begins […]

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Chick-fil-A updates on its No Antibiotics Ever Commitment program

Chick-fil-A converts 20 percent of its poultry supply for 2015. ATLANTA, 2015-3-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chick-fil-A’s No Antibiotics Ever Commitment: In 2014, we announced we would work with suppliers over the next several years to remove all antibiotics (including ionophores) from our chicken supply. Below are details of our program’s specifications: No Antibiotics means No […]

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Kevin Johnson named Starbucks president and COO with focus on Starbucks information technology, mobile and digital platforms

SEATTLE, 2015-3-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Long before Kevin Johnson was named Starbucks president and chief operating officer, and a decade before being appointed to the company’s board of directors, he was a Starbucks customer. “Like everyone else, I started walking into my local Starbucks for coffee and became a part of what millions […]

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US Foods introduces nearly two dozen new products in its latest Scoop product line-up

Innovative Burgers, BBQ and Bacon Set to Sweep Menus Across the Country Rosemont, Ill., 2015-3-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — This Spring, US Foods is taking some of the most beloved and distinctly American recipes to the next level with the introduction of its latest Scoop product line-up. From the Chef’s Line® Belly Burger and Cross Valley […]

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Free guide on feeding dairy cows now available to all dairy farmers to download via the Morrisons Farming website

Bradford, England, 2015-2-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — A free guide on feeding dairy cows, which has already been posted out to Arla farmers, is now available to all dairy farmers to download via the Morrisons Farming website. Written by the leading experts in their fields and edited by dairy farmers, the guide has been produced […]

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Evolution Fresh founder Jimmy Rosenberg on picking the right green juice

SEATTLE, 2015-2-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jimmy Rosenberg, founder of Evolution Fresh, started squeezing and selling fresh juice on the beaches in Santa Monica, California about 30 years ago. His approach to finding and serving the highest quality, closest to nature juice has changed over the years as has the industry – from selling juice […]

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Jason Adams, a six-year teaologist with Teavana, shares his secrets to crafting rich, multilayered tea blends

SEATTLE, 2015-2-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Creating a new tea blend can be a way to express your personality. Jason Adams, a six-year teaologist with Teavana, shares his secrets to crafting rich, multilayered tea blends. “When we’re creating a new tea for Teavana, we usually start with a concept,” said Adams, who started as […]

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Starbucks created two Community Stores as part of its commitment to hire veterans and military spouses

SEATTLE, 2015-2-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Employing two Marine Corps veterans, a former Navy machinist and two military spouses, a Starbucks store in San Diego has among the highest percentage of partners (employees) with personal connections to the U.S. Armed Forces.  It’s fitting that this Starbucks location has received a special designation as the […]

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Tesco data shows Monday is consistently the healthiest shopping day of the week

Cheshunt, England, 2015-2-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Despite the fact that, for most of us, the shelf life of our New Year’s resolutions has already passed, analysis of Tesco data shows we attempt to renew our resolve on a regular basis with ‘new week resolutions’, which also fail to stick. The data, revealing that Monday […]

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Dunkin’ Brands, The J.M. Smucker Company & Keurig Green Mountain expand partnership for Dunkin’ K-Cup® packs

CANTON, Mass., ORRVILLE, Ohio, and WATERBURY, Vt., 2015-2-26 — /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 expanded their partnership by signing agreements for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of Dunkin’ K-Cup® packs at retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada, and online. Dunkin’ K-Cup® […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts to develop three restaurants in Columbia and Jefferson City, Missouri with new franchise group Donut World, LLC

CANTON, MA, 2015-2-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with a new franchise group, Donut World, LLC, to develop two Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and one combination restaurant with its sister brand, Baskin-Robbins, in Columbia and Jefferson City, […]

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Starbucks Community Tables are handmade and come from Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

SEATTLE, 2015-2-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — A group of Army Reservists in uniform sit around a community table in a Starbucks near a military base. With coffee cups close, they pour over planning papers. Their attention is focused on the task at hand; unaware the large table they’re using was handmade in the U.S.A. […]

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Sainsbury’s supplier story: Charlie and the perfect steak (video)

LONDON, 2015-2-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — At Sainsbury’s we strive to build close relationships with farmers in our supply chain like Charlie, who are dedicated to working with us to produce some of the best tasting products. Charlie joined us four years ago on our quest to find the perfect steak. Using the most […]

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Frozen food month during March at DeCA

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-2-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Great savings on frozen food items highlighted by specially decorated frozen food departments can mean only one thing for commissary shoppers. It’s March – frozen food month! “Our customers love Frozen Food Month,” said Tracie Russ, DeCA’s sales director. “They have good reasons to stock up on […]

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Starbucks Troy Alstead offers a few words of advice to Starbucks partners who are just beginning their careers

SEATTLE, 2015-2-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The aroma from the first cup of coffee every morning takes Troy Alstead back to key moments in his life. Growing up with his brothers in Puyallup, Washington where his parents always had coffee brewing in a percolator. Attending the University of Washington, where he’d walk to one […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts signs multi-unit store development agreements with two existing franchise groups to develop 46 restaurants in Indiana

CANTON, MA, 2015-2-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of multi-unit store development agreements with two existing franchise groups to develop 46 restaurants in Indiana over the next several years. The two franchise groups and their development plans include: Existing franchise group Kings […]

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Mexico’s first Starbucks Reserve™ store features carefully curated line of some of the world’s rarest single-origin, small-lot arabica coffees

Mexico City, 2015-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the heart of the Arcos Bosques commercial center in Mexico City’s Bosques de las Lomas neighborhood is a new Starbucks unlike any other in the country. It is Mexico’s first Starbucks Reserve™ store featuring a carefully curated line of some of the world’s rarest single-origin, small-lot arabica coffees. From […]

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Starbucks launches its Evenings Programme in UK offering a range of meals and shareable hot and cold snacks with premium wines and beers

LONDON, 2015-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks has launched its Evenings Programme in the UK, offering a range of meals and shareable hot and cold snacks with premium wines and beers – from chorizo and prawn skewers with chili ketchup, to truffle mac & cheese and braised British beef. The newly renovated Stansted Airport store, […]

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Starbucks named fifth most admired company in the world according to new research from Fortune magazine

SEATTLE, 2015-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks is the ­­­fifth most admired company in the world, according to new research from Fortune magazine, and is the number one company worldwide in the food service industry. Fortune calls its list “the definitive report card on corporate reputations. Here is the Fortune’s 2015 assessment of Starbucks: Operating in […]

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Starbucks to present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Consumer & Retail Conference on March 3 and at UBS Global Consumer Conference on March 5, 2015

SEATTLE, 2015-2-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) today announced the company will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Consumer & Retail Conference in New York at 12:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, and at the UBS Global Consumer Conference in Boston at 8:45 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 5, […]

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US Foods Food Fanatics chefs introduce the new Chef’s Line® Belly Burger at Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Food Fanatics Introduce First-of-its-Kind Burger at the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE ROSEMONT, Ill., 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — This year at the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE, it’s all about the “belly.”  Pork […]

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Sainsbury’s: Olympic gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu and world junior champion Dina Asher-Smith tested the “perfect meal for an athlete” in london

Olympic gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu and world junior champion Dina Asher-Smith today taste tested the “perfect meal for an athlete” according to performance nutrition experts. LONDON, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The dish, an 8oz New York strip sirloin steak served with sweet potato mash, kale, samphire, mange tout and broccoli, was served by […]

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Starbucks stores help celebrate Lunar New Year with new card designs, mugs, tumblers and other merchandise in Asian markets

SEATTLE, 2015-2-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — With a history that dates back more than 4,000 years, Lunar New Year is one of the world’s grandest and most significant cultural celebrations. It’s a time to sweep out the old and bring in the new with family gatherings, celebrations and the exchanging of gifts. Lunar New […]

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Christina Aguilera bought customers coffee at Starbucks Rockefeller Center Concourse in New York

New York, NY, 2015-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — An ordinary Monday turned to “instant pandemonium” when pop star Christina Aguilera walked into a New York Starbucks and bought customers coffee for an hour. “Christina came in with a big group of people around 4:30 in the afternoon. She told one of our baristas she […]

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Next Door by Wegmans and Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar by Wegmans will host “East Meets West Dinner” with three celebrity chefs

ROCHESTER, NY, 2015-2-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Next Door by Wegmans and Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar by Wegmans are honored to welcome three celebrity chefs to their kitchens for specialty dinners. March 4th – Next Door by Wegmans will host an “East Meets West Dinner” with Japanese Chef Mikami-San. This monthly dinner, a culinary […]

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Whole Foods Market and American Homestead Natural Pork launch Non-GMO Project Verified™ fresh pork program at Whole Foods Market stores in Oregon and Washington

Austin, TX, 2015-2-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market has teamed up with longtime supplier partner American Homestead Natural Pork to launch the first large-scale Non-GMO Project Verified™ fresh pork program at Whole Foods Market stores in Oregon and Washington. The new program, which includes a full lineup of fresh pork cuts in store […]

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