Biffa and Sainsbury’s celebrate innovative facility that lets Sainsbury’s Cannock store to run on power generated solely from the supermarket’s own food waste

LONDON, 2014-7-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Industry partners Biffa and Sainsbury’s are today celebrating an innovative facility that will allow Sainsbury’s Cannock store to run on power generated solely from the supermarket’s own food waste. Using Biffa’s advanced anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities and a unique power link up, Sainsbury’s Cannock store will be powered using electricity generated […]

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Sainsbury’s announces £200 million corporate ‘green’ loan to invest in on-going carbon reduction and sustainability projects

LONDON, 2014-7-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s today announces it has agreed a £200 million corporate ‘green’ loan to invest in on-going carbon reduction and sustainability projects. Whilst Green Bonds are now increasingly issued by institutions to support environmental and sustainable initiatives, this is the first time that a commercial loan has been structured to do […]

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Russia’s largest food retailer Magnit ranked #1 on Boston Consulting Group’s “The Retail Top Ten” list

Krasnodar, 2014-7-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (MICEX and LSE ticker: MGNT) tops the Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) 2014 List of Value Creators ranking of “The Retail Top Ten” (see chart below). Magnit ranked #1 on list “The Retail Top Ten”, with an average annual TSR of 72.2% ahead of such global retailers […]

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The 2014 Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games to take place in two of London’s most iconic venues in St James’ Park on on Sunday 20 July

LONDON, 2014-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Sunday 20 July, two of London’s most iconic venues in St James’ Park will again be transformed into sports arenas as elite athletes for the 2014 Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. Horse Guards Parade Ground, which hosted beach volleyball at the London 2012 Games, will see a temporary stadium created around […]

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Sainsbury’s to publish the status of its current supply chain for forest goods as defined by WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network

LONDON, 2014-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has been a participant in WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN) in the UK since 1995. All GFTN participants commit to progressively sourcing forest products from well-managed sources. Sainsbury’s undertakes due diligence to assess and mitigate any risk of illegal and unwanted forest products entering into the UK […]

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Wegmans Food Markets experts share food safety tips for cookouts

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-7-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Is summer your favorite season? Who doesn’t love the picnics, barbecues, locally grown fruits and veggies, and relaxed spirit of summer parties? Warm days seem to bring out the best in food flavors, but summer is also the time to take extra care to follow basic food safety practices, say […]

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15 tonnes of high quality English grown apricots will be made available in 200 Tesco stores across UK

Cheshunt, England, 2014-7-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s taken several years of careful preparation but 2014 will go down in agricultural history as the year that the UK got its own apricot industry. While very small amounts of English grown apricots have appeared on supermarket shelves over the last few years this is the first time that any […]

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Price Chopper opens its newest supermarket in Watervliet, N.Y.

Flag Raising, National Anthem and Ribbon Cutting Mark Grand Opening (Schenectady, N.Y.) — On Friday morning, VFW Post 729 raised the American flag to the national anthem sung by Arielle King for the grand opening of the newest Price Chopper Supermarket located at 515 19th St. in Watervliet, N.Y. Price Chopper Executive Chairman of the […]

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Morrisons Farming Programme won the Rural Action Award at the Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards

Bradford, England, 2014-7-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons Farming Programme – supporting the future sustainability of British meat, dairy and egg farming – has been presented the Rural Action Award at this week’s Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards. This programme is a central part of the business’ corporate responsibility agenda supporting UK primary producers to […]

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Defense Commissary Agency appoints Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Stuart M. Allison new senior enlisted advisor to the director

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-7-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Stuart M. Allison is the Defense Commissary Agency’s new senior enlisted advisor to the director. He reported to the agency July 1. Allison succeeds Army Command Sgt. Maj. John M. Gaines Jr., who retires Aug. 31. Allison comes to DeCA from Whiteman […]

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Celebrity chefs Cat Cora, Carla Hall and Gail Simmons to participate in the Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff presented by Kraft

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-7-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Three nationally-acclaimed celebrity chefs – Cat Cora, Carla Hall and Gail Simmons – will participate in the Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff presented by Kraft, a friendly competition and the latest community event added to the weeklong LPGA Tour stop in Grand Rapids next month. The fun and interactive […]

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Sobeys next #BetterFoodForAll challenge asks Canadians to share favourite summer side dish for a chance to win cooking lesson with Chef Jamie Oliver in Toronto

#BetterFoodForAll Challenge asks for images of favourite summer sides STELLARTON, NS, 2014-7-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys announced today its next #BetterFoodForAll challenge, asking Canadians to share their favourite side dish this summer for a chance to win a cooking lesson with Chef Jamie Oliver in Toronto. Side dishes like coleslaw, corn on the cob, grilled vegetables […]

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Morrisons began delivering groceries to homes across North London

Bradford, England, 2014-7-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons has begun making its first grocery deliveries across North London. Its distinctive yellow vans began delivering groceries to homes across the capital from 6.00am this (Wednesday) morning following a successful trial in Ruislip. The service will set new standards for the delivery of fresh food. The new coverage area, […]

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Wegmans Food Markets reached the goal of making all sushi in its stores strictly made from ingredients that contain no gluten

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-7-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — In one generation, sushi has made it in America. It’s the go-to snack, light meal, or party appetizer for millions. Yet people who must avoid gluten have approached sushi with caution, even though many key ingredients like rice, vegetables, and seafood don’t naturally contain gluten. The problem has been with other ingredients, […]

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Foodstuffs announces opening of its new store in Raglan, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand, 2014-7-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs is thrilled to confirm that its new Raglan Four Square is open. While the previous Four Square closed its doors in August 2012 Foodstuffs has remained 100% committed to the Raglan community and is delighted to be bringing the Four Square brand back. New owners Ken and Lesley […]

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New Zealand: Four Square marks its 90th anniversary

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-7-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Four Square is a New Zealand business story that started in the 1920s and grew to become a part of our national heritage. It all started in the early part of the century after the First World War with a company that was developed out of desperation and born […]

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Sainsbury’s to publish new book by ex-athlete Nikki Emerson

LONDON, 2014-7-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is celebrating the lives of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things by publishing a new book by ex-athlete Nikki Emerson. Nikki’s book was published today this week and available at 592 Sainsbury’s stores nationwide, or as an eBook from eBooks by Sainsbury’s. It tells the story of how Nikki […]

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Sainsbury’s and British Athletics to bring some of world’s top athletes to Horse Guards Parade for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games on 20 July

LONDON, 2014-7-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s and British Athletics are bringing some of the world’s top athletes to Horse Guards Parade for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games on Sunday 20 July and today confirmed that a select number of races will take place on The Mall for the public to watch for free. Christine Bleakley today revealed […]

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Four Sainsbury’s stores to host the retailer’s ‘The Big Jump’ event from 3rd to 6th of July

LONDON, 2014-7-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Youngsters in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh will have the chance to jump for glory at their local Sainsbury’s this weekend, as Scotland’s summer of sport heats up. Four Sainsbury’s stores are set to host the retailer’s ‘The Big Jump’ event, which will see a giant long jump track set up in […]

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Wesfarmers updates non-trading items expected to be included in its full-year results for the 2014 financial year

Perth, Australia, 2014-7-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wesfarmers provides the following update regarding non-trading items expected to be included in its full-year results for the 2014 financial year (FY2014). These non-trading items, which include the profit on sale of the Insurance division, a revision to Target’s carrying value and a provision for restructuring of Coles’ Liquor business, […]

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The Defense Commissary Agency established formal process covering diversion of unsellable but edible food to local food banks

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-7-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Defense Commissary Agency has established a formal process covering diversion of unsellable but edible food to local food banks. The program now involves 110 stateside commissaries that will divert qualifying food to 77 food banks approved by the Department of Defense, but both numbers will continue to rise. […]

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Russia’s largest food retailer “Magnit” opens the 57th “Magnit Family” store

Krasnodar, 2014-6-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the 57th “Magnit Family” store. Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 57th “Magnit Family” store located at 205, Tamanskaya street, Yeysk, Krasnodar region, Southern federal district. Assortment of the store […]

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Tesco partners with world’s largest social media cookery channels SORTEDfood to inspire new generation to fall in love with cooking and food

Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has partnered with SORTEDfood, one of the world’s largest social media cookery channels, to help inspire a new generation to fall in love with cooking and food.  The partnership, which is a media first, will showcase Tesco’s passion for food. SORTEDfood has over 800,000 subscribers on its YouTube […]

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Foodstuffs: Four Square Coromandel to open in late 2014

Auckland, New Zealand, 2014-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coromandel township locals can look forward to a new Four Square in late 2014, as work commences at the new site on the corner of Wharf Road and Charles Street this week.  Angela Bull, Foodstuffs (North Island) General Manager Property Development is thrilled the Coromandel community will soon have […]

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Delhaize Group announce the appointment of Kevin Holt as Chief Executive Officer for Delhaize America

Kevin Holt appointed as new Chief Executive Officer for Delhaize America BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 2014-6-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Holt as Chief Executive Officer for Delhaize America. Mr. Holt, formerly President of Retail Operations at SUPERVALU, will also become a member of the Delhaize Group Executive Committee. He […]

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Morrisons announces another round of price cuts that will lead to 135 everyday products becoming permanently cheaper

Bradford, England, 2014-6-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons announces another round of price cuts, taking effect on Monday (23 June), that will lead to 135 everyday products becoming permanently cheaper. The latest round of cuts will see prices slashed by as much as 41%, with an average reduction of 14%. Cuts will be across a mix of […]

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Russia’s largest food retailer Magnit opens 55th “Magnit Family” store

Krasnodar, 2014-6-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — OJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the 55th “Magnit Family” store. Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 55th “Magnit Family” store located at 11, Chistopolskaya street, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Volga federal district. Assortment of the […]

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Scotherbs to supply Sainsbury’s range of fresh cut herbs

LONDON, 2014-6-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Scotland’s fresh herb grower and packer, Scotherbs has secured a deal to supply Sainsbury’s range of fresh cut herbs. Available in supermarkets across Scotland, Northern Ireland and North West England, products range from coriander to mint. Sainsbury’s has worked with Scotherbs since 2009 having established a regional supply base of branded herbs […]

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US Foods opened wholesale food and restaurant supply store CHEF’STORE in Tempe, Arizona

New Food and Restaurant Supply Store Provides Food Industry Professionals with Everything They Need to be Successful at Competitive Prices Seven Days a Week  Rosemont, Ill., 2014-6-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods today opened the country’s fourth CHEF’STORE in Tempe, Ariz. CHEF’STORE is a wholesale food and restaurant supply store featuring an assortment of more than […]

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Price Chopper opens new supermarket in Chatham, N.Y.

Flag Raising, National Anthem and Ribbon Cutting Mark Grand Opening Schenectady, N.Y., 2014-6-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Friday morning, the Ghent VFW raised the American flag to the national anthem performed by Arielle King in celebration of the grand opening of the newest Price Chopper Supermarket located at 2614 Route 66 in Ghent. Price Chopper […]

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