Starbucks to serve La Boulange® bakery products starting September 2

Seattle, WA,  2014-9-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice Latte isn’t the only customer favorite returning to stores this fall. A trio of bakery items by La Boulange® will be available on September 2. Pumpkin Scone: Filled with flavors of the season, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, cinnamon and topped with delicious icing. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin: Richly […]

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Gap to air series of films by Academy Award-nominated director David Fincher as part of its new campaign Dress Normal

Dress Normal celebrates individuality and authenticity of personal style NEW YORK, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap, the iconic American clothing brand, today revealed a series of films that will air on TV, in cinema, in stores and online, created by Academy Award-nominated director David Fincher (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, Fight Club and […]

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REWE Group joins European association Independent Retail Europe

Brussels/Cologne, 2014-8-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — By joining the European association Independent Retail Europe on 1 September, the REWE Group gets to the final round in reaching one of its key objectives: strengthening its independent retailers. Independent Retail Europe represents groups of independent retailers and associations of these groups, and service providers to independent retailers in the […]

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H&M announces Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will star in its Holiday campaign for 2014

H&M is proud to announce that Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga will star in its Holiday campaign for 2014. Stockholm, Sweden, 2014-8-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The two superstars will both appear in the commercial, performing a track from their album Cheek to Cheek, which will be released on September 23rd. The upcoming album is a collaboration […]

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Target adopts Like2Buy; lets Instagram users easily buy products featured in photos from participating brands

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-8-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — You know those moments when that must-have pair of shoes or one-of-a-kind bag appears in your Instagram feed? How about the bummed out feeling after, because you can’t quickly buy what you see? We’re all familiar with the longing that comes from countless hours scouring the Internet tracking down the object of […]

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Cooking School @ Market Bistro by Price Chopper to offer variety of classes starting September 4

Latham, N.Y., 2014-8-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beginning September 4, the Cooking School @ Market Bistro by Price Chopper will be offering a variety of classes that range from basic cooking to more advanced recipes and skill levels, including; ethnic foods, quick meals, appetizers, baking and pastry classes. The registration fee for each class ranges from $20 […]

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ICSC and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index increased 4.2% for the week ending August 23 compared to the prior year

NEW YORK, 2014-8-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index increased 4.2% for the week ending August 23 – relative to the prior year. On a week-over-week basis, sales increased 0.6%. “According to the ICSC-GS consumer tracking survey business was strong across the board […]

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Commissary announces sales events this Fall

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-8-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — As summer fades, commissary shoppers will see plenty of cool sales events from Labor Day promotions and National Breakfast Month food samplings to Oktoberfest celebrations, with lots of coupons full of high value savings. Throughout September, DeCA’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with […]

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Meijer hosts more than 20 in-store parties to welcome 40,000 incoming college freshmen across the Midwest

Retailer hosts more than 20 in-store parties for incoming students across the Midwest GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-8-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Midwest retailer Meijer is welcoming an estimated 40,000 incoming college freshmen as they head to campus this fall during the widely-popular in-store parties dubbed “Meijer Mania.” These annual Back-to-College events celebrate incoming students in style during […]

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ShopRite of Waretown extends its delivery service for its popular ShopRite from Home service to all of Long Beach Island

Waretown, NJ, 2014-8-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stocking up for that beach vacation just got easier! ShopRite of Waretown has announced that it has extended its delivery service for its popular ShopRite from Home service to all of Long Beach Island. By placing an order online at ShopRite.com or via the ShopRite from Home mobile app, LBI […]

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ShopRite of Greenway Plaza in Yonkers to award “Win Free Groceries for a Year” Sweepstakes winner on August 29, 2014

New York, 2014-8-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gift card presentation and celebration scheduled for Friday, August 29th at 2 PM WHAT: ShopRite recently held a sweepstakes to award one lucky customer with a year of free groceries! The winner of ShopRite’s “Win Free Groceries for a Year” Sweepstakes is Mount Vernon resident Jeanine Beard,who was chosen from more than 20,000 […]

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Argos reported 90% YoY increase in sales of instant cameras in the last week

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the past week, sales of instant picture cameras have soared as Brits opt for the retro camera look to capture their precious memories while out and about this summer. Digital retailer Argos has reported a 90 per cent year on year increase in sales of instant cameras in […]

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Argos to launch full through-the-line campaign for its first ever home and furniture power brand ‘Heart of House’

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Argos is heralding the launch of Heart of House, its first ever home and furniture power brand, with a full through-the-line campaign, kicking off with TV advertising on Monday 25 August and running across press, digital, social and PR. The campaign, which was created by agency Path WorldWide, celebrates […]

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John Lewis to open two John Lewis Opticians in its Stratford City and Cardiff department stores this Autumn

LONDON, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has announced that it will open two John Lewis Opticians in its Stratford City and Cardiff department stores this Autumn. The new venture will focus on building longstanding relationships between optician and patient and will offer customers the very best in eye healthcare. John Lewis Opticians will feature […]

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“Bake-Off effect” contributed to rise in bakery sales at Sainsbury’s

LONDON, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the show now in its fifth season, the “Bake-Off effect” has contributed to a rise in bakery sales at Sainsbury’s, with both ingredients and equipment seeing significant uplifts. Sainsbury’s has reported a 30% increase in the sale of flaked almonds after Mary Berry featured Florentines in last week’s episode. […]

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NRF’s Back-to-School/College Surveys: Average family with children in grades K-12 completed 49.9% of their shopping lists as of mid-August, down slightly from last year’s 52.1%

Washington, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Recognizing that a number of the best deals of the summer are still to come, some families have only scratched the surface of their back-to-school shopping lists as of mid-August. According to NRF’s latest Back-to-School/College Surveys, the average family with children in grades K-12 completed just half (49.9%) of their […]

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SRC-KPMG SCOTTISH RETAIL SALES MONITOR JULY 2014: Total Scottish sales decreased by 1.8% vs. July 2013

LONDON, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In July 2014 total Scottish sales decreased by 1.8% compared with July 2013, when they had increased by 4.0%, the strongest growth recorded in 2013. Like-for-like sales decreased by 3.7% on last July, when they had increased by 1.4%. Adjusted for deflation measured by the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index, Total […]

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NACS: Consumers’ buying decision on alternative fuels and vehicles driven by economics

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-8-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers look at alternative fuels and vehicles the same way that they look at traditional fuels: economics drives the purchasing decision. Consumers say that they consider fuel economy and the cost of the vehicle far more important than any other attribute when purchasing a new vehicle, according the results of […]

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Wegmans Food Markets nutritionists outline ideas for turning the after-school “hungries” into snacks that give kids the real nourishment their growing bodies need

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-8-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — As every parent knows, most kids get home from school wanting to eat – right now, if you please. So here’s a simple idea from the nutrition team at Wegmans Food Markets for turning the after-school “hungries” into snacks that give kids the real nourishment their growing bodies need, while […]

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Gap revealed the first chapter of its new fall campaign by questioning what it means to Dress Normal

The brand issues a rallying cry to be confident in who we are by dressing how we’re most comfortable NEW YORK, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap, the iconic American clothing brand, today revealed the first chapter of its new fall campaign which celebrates the individuality and authenticity of personal style by questioning what it means […]

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Exclusive edition of Taylor Swift’s fifth studio album “1989” to be available only at Target

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-8-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Internet just went crazy over Taylor Swift’s announcement of her fifth studio album, “1989,” debuting Oct. 27. Well, we’ve got even bigger news from the superstar singer — Taylor’s teaming up with Target again for an exclusive edition of her album. This marks the third partnership between the duo to date, giving Taylor fans and Target […]

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BESTSELLER BECOMES NEW TITLE SPONSOR FOR AARHUS CITY HALF MARATHON

BESTSELLER BECOMES NEW TITLE SPONSOR FOR AARHUS CITY HALF MARATHON. THE RACE IS THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN DENMARK AND IS SET ON A BEAUTIFUL CITY COURSE TAKING THE RUNNERS THROUGH THE HEART OF AARHUS. BESTSELLER AARHUS CITY HALF MARATHON WILL TAKE PLACE ON 21 JUNE 2015. Brande, Denmark, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — “In […]

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Giant Food nutritionists give easy and healthy breakfast ideas to start the school day off right

Landover, Md., 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — With back-to-school time right around the corner, help your kids start their day in the right way with a quick and healthy breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast get more fiber, calcium, vitamins A and C, zinc and iron in their diets compared to breakfast skippers. Kids who fuel up […]

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Starbucks mobile truck coming to three college campuses this fall

Seattle, WA, 2014-8-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Classes don’t begin until later this week at Arizona State University, but there’s already a buzz on campus about a Starbucks mobile truck. The new truck, a pilot mobile service coming to three college campuses this fall, offers a menu of drinks and food nearly identical to what customers would […]

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Piperlime reveals new online shopping experience featuring inspirational social media feeds

Introducing the New, Exclusive Piperlime Collection SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-8-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Piperlime, the online boutique known for being shoppers’ connection to chic, is excited to reveal a new online shopping experience, featuring inspirational social media feeds, and introduce the first-ever Piperlime Collection. Since Piperlime’s launch in 2006, the brand has sought to meet […]

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Foodstuffs held successful annual Fresh and Grocery Trade Expo at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium

Wellington, New Zealand, 2014-8-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wellington’s Westpac Stadium was this week filled with the glorious aromas and mouth-watering sights of the annual Foodstuffs Fresh and Grocery Trade Expo. From Wednesday 13 – Thursday 14 August Westpac Stadium was home to hundreds of supermarket suppliers showing everything from the latest supermarket equipment through […]

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Argos stores in Camden High Street and Holloway Road now offer online shopping

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-8-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Local residents in Camden and Holloway can now take advantage of the speed and convenience of online shopping on their local high street, thanks to Argos which has given two of its stores in the area a ‘digital makeover’. Located on Camden High Street and Holloway Road, the […]

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Target Canada unveils number of merchandise expansion including exclusive collaboration with Canadian celebrity designer Sarah Richardson

MISSISSAUGA, ON, 2014-8-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Target Canada today announced several initiatives to improve business performance and better deliver the Target brand experience to Canadian guests from coast to coast. The initiatives come on the heels of some leadership changes last spring and a comprehensive review of its Canadian operations. Among the announcements, Target unveiled […]

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IDC and Wincor Nixdorf welcome branch managers to participate in expert dialogue on branch transformation on September 15, 2014

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-8-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The digital revolution is having a transformative effect on retail banks and particularly their branch operations. Market research firm IDC and IT solutions provider Wincor Nixdorf will focus on key issues related to the transformation of the branch network in an engaging and informative webinar on September 15, 2014. […]

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Gap encourages moms and dads to share their experiences of parenthood and celebrate ‘kids being kids’ through social media

Engaging parents and celebrating their one-of-a-kind children with new social channels and program NEW YORK, 2014-8-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap is encouraging moms and dads around the world to share their experiences of parenthood and celebrate ‘kids being kids’ through social media. Today Gap is launching the inaugural GapKids Class of 2014, a contest […]

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