New augmented reality app to visualize dishes in restaurant menus in 3D format

HELSINKI, Finland, 2018-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harald Xperience Ltd. is the first company in Finland to introduce an application with AR aimed to enhance the customer experience in restaurants. The application called EatX allows the customer to visualize the various dishes in 3D format by moving a smartphone or tablet on different items on […]

Raley’s announces the promotion of Kevin Konkel to Chief Operations Officer and Paul Gianetto to SVP, Sales & Merchandising

Raley’s announces the promotion of Kevin Konkel to Chief Operations Officer and Paul Gianetto to SVP, Sales & Merchandising Fair Oaks, CA, 2018-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s announced the promotion of two key leaders within the organization; Kevin Konkel’s promotion to a newly created role as Chief Operations Officer and Paul Gianetto’s promotion […]

CVS Health recognized with 2018 PBMI Excellence Award for Care Management Strategies

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2018-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today (March 7, 2018) that the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) awarded the company the 2018 PBMI Excellence Award for Care Management Strategies. The award recognizes the ScriptPath Prescription Schedule, which was developed by CVS Health to help provide a consolidated view of […]

Kroger to host First Pitch and Town Hall events at the Natural Products Expo West event in Anaheim, California

CINCINNATI, 2018-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is excited to announce its participation in the Natural Products Expo West event in Anaheim, California to continue building relationships with emerging brands. “This is Kroger’s 16th year to participate in Expo West,” said Jill McIntosh, Kroger’s vice president of natural foods. “Through our exclusive First Pitch […]

Kroger EVP and CFO Mike Schlotman to present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Consumer & Retail Technology Conference

CINCINNATI, 2018-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (March 7, 2018) announced that Mike Schlotman, Kroger’s executive vice president and CFO, will address investors at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Consumer & Retail Technology Conference at 10:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The presentation will broadcast online […]

SSP America brings Liberty Diner at Newark Liberty International Airport

SSP America brings Liberty Diner at Newark Liberty International Airport United States, 2018-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has opened an American diner at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The units join two previously opened markets opened […]

SSP opens new premium restaurant bar concept, called Sip & Stone at Belfast International Airport

SSP opens new premium restaurant bar concept, called Sip & Stone at Belfast International Airport LONDON, 2018-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is set to open a new premium restaurant bar concept, called Sip & Stone at Belfast International Airport. The new bar, […]

The Starbucks Foundation announces investment and partnership strategy with Malala Fund aimed at empowering women

The Starbucks Foundation announces investment and partnership strategy with Malala Fund aimed at empowering women The Starbucks Foundation’s multi-year strategy will promote leadership and economic empowerment opportunities for women and families in coffee, tea and cocoa growing communities Partnership with Malala Fund will expand the organization’s Gulmakai Network of education champions in India and Latin […]

Amazon to create more than 1,500 full-time jobs with its first Missouri fulfillment center

SEATTLE, 2018-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Mar. 7, 2018) announced plans for the first Missouri fulfillment center to be located in St. Peters, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs with benefits and opportunities to engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace. Amazon currently operates a sortation center in Hazelwood, where it employs hundreds of associates. “We’re […]

Amazon Studios closes directing and writing deal with Oscar-winning filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan

The “Manchester by the Sea” Filmmaker will have an Exclusive Directing and Writing Deal with the Studio SEATTLE, 2018-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon Studios has closed an exclusive first-look deal with Oscar-winning filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan. The two-year deal for directing and writing will cover both film and television projects. Lonergan and Amazon Studios worked together […]

Marks & Spencer appoints Starcount to help enhance customer understanding and predict future buying behaviour

LONDON, 2018-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer today (06 February 2018) announces the appointment of data science company, Starcount, as part of its ongoing programme of change under its five-year transformation plans. The partnership will help enhance customer understanding and insight through personalisation of M&S’ loyalty and CRM programmes including M&S’s Sparks Card. […]

CVS Health installs 14 new medication disposal units inside CVS Pharmacy locations in Rhode Island

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2018-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today (March 6, 2018) that the company has expanded its safe medication disposal program inside select CVS Pharmacy locations in Rhode Island to help facilitate proper and timely disposal of opioids and other medications that could be diverted or misused if left in people’s homes. […]

US Foods announces the appointment of Harvard Business School professor Sunil Gupta to the Board of Directors

ROSEMONT, Ill., 2018-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) announced today (March 06, 2018) that Sunil Gupta, the Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, has been appointed to the Board of Directors effective March 1, 2018. “Sunil is among the most sought-after experts in how technology is shaping business […]

Hudson Pacific and Macerich to transform Westside Pavilion into state-of-the-art creative office space in a Prime Los Angeles Location

Hudson Pacific Brings Deep Expertise in Successfully Redeveloping and Repositioning Properties as Creative Offices to Attract Top-Tier Tenants in Technology, Entertainment, and Other High-Growth Industries Redevelopment to Provide Approximately 500,000 Square Feet of Creative Office in a Prime Los Angeles Location Adjacent to Freeways and Public Transportation LOS ANGELES, 2018-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hudson […]

Intershop client Alko named Digital Leader of Nordics brands in e-commerce

Finnish food retail sector still in beginner phase of digital maturity Alko exceeds expectations with precise digital product information Top positions in Finnish food retail, e-commerce and Nordics e-commerce Jena, Helsinki, 2018-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Finnish state owned monopoly for retailing alcoholic drinks, Alko, was announced Digital Leader of Nordics brands in  e-commerce. […]

ShopRite celebrates the grand opening of its newest supermarket in Philadelphia

ShopRite celebrates the grand opening of its newest supermarket in Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA, 2018-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite today (March 05, 2018) announced the grand opening of its newest full-service supermarket in Philadelphia on Sunday, March 4. A special luncheon to introduce the new store to the community was held Feb. 28. Located […]

Morrisons and FareShare partnership saved over 100,000 meals from waste and diverted to charities

Bradford, UK, 2018-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons formalised a partnership between its food production sites and the food redistribution charity FareShare in April 2017, to use surplus food occurring at their manufacturing sites to benefit people in need. After nine months, the partnership has resulted in enough good quality food for over 100,000 […]

Costa Coffee introduces innovative new Flat Family range

All new Costa Coffee Flat Family launches with Flat Mocha, Flat Black and Coconut Flat White joining the classic Flat White All hail the mighty White Hot Chocolate; fan favourite makes a comeback for a limited time only Easter Choc-O-Crunch and Lemon Layer Cake do the bunny hop onto the seasonal sweet menu London, 2018-Mar-08 […]

DFS Group hosts its seventh Masters of Wines and Spirits event on March 24-25

DFS Group hosts its seventh Masters of Wines and Spirits event on March 24-25 HONG KONG, 2018-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — One of the most celebrated and revered events in the wine and spirits industry returns to Singapore this year, as DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, hosts its seventh Masters of […]

7‑Eleven announces its ‘W.E. Take the Lead’ Women’s Franchise Giveaway Contest targeting female entrepreneurs

7‑Eleven announces its ‘W.E. Take the Lead’ Women’s Franchise Giveaway Contest targeting female entrepreneurs IRVING, 2018-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — In conjunction with National Women’s Month, 7‑Eleven, Inc. announces its ‘W.E. Take the Lead’ Women’s Franchise Giveaway Contest, targeted exclusively to female entrepreneurs. 7‑Eleven opened the contest to all eligible women who are interested […]

Chick-fil-A® introduces its newest seasonal menu item, Frosted Sunrise

Chick-fil-A® introduces its newest seasonal menu item, Frosted Sunrise ATLANTA, 2018-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (March 5, 2018) Chick-fil-A® introduces its newest seasonal menu item, Frosted Sunrise, which is available at restaurants nationwide through June 2. The creamy and tart treat is a combination of Chick-fil-A’s signature vanilla Icedream® and Simply Orange® Juice. The treat launches in all […]

John Lewis Partners undergo theatrical training with National Theatre

LONDON, 2018-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over 500 John Lewis Partners are being trained in theatrical skills by actors working for the National Theatre to help them deliver outstanding customer service at the retailer’s new shop at White City, Westfield which opens later this month.  The initiative forms part of the retailer’s plans to […]

Whole Foods Market 365 to open its first store in Long Beach on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

LONG BEACH, Calif., 2018-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market 365 will open its first store in Long Beach and eighth store nationwide on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The 28,000 square foot store at 3881 Lakewood Boulevard will be the third Whole Foods Market 365 location in Southern California, joining Santa Monica and Silver […]

Amazon and Whole Foods Market launch Prime Now free two-hour delivery in Atlanta and San Francisco

Amazon Now Delivery at Whole Foods Market Lamar in Austin, Texas on February 5, 2018. Prime customers can enjoy free 2-hour delivery for orders over $35 from Whole Foods Market; Ultrafast delivery from Whole Foods Market is now available in six cities through Prime Now, more to come in 2018 AUSTIN, Texas and SEATTLE, 2018-Mar-07 […]

Walgreens granted with URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy

The designation demonstrates the highest level of commitment to quality healthcare Deerfield, Ill., 2018-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens has earned URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy at select Walgreens community-based specialty pharmacy sites across the United States. URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. By achieving this […]

Shopify Inc. announces the appointment of Amy Shapero as Chief Financial Officer

Ottawa, Canada, 2018-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP)(TSX:SHOP), the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform, today (Mar 5, 2018) announced the appointment of Amy Shapero as Chief Financial Officer, effective April 2, 2018. Shapero joins Shopify from Betterment, an online wealth-management service, where she has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2016. Previously, Shapero […]

Nordstrom introduces Anthropologie Home collection in stores and online

Nordstrom introduces Anthropologie Home collection in stores and online Anthropologie Home collection to be available in 15 Nordstrom stores and on Nordstrom.com, beginning March 19 SEATTLE, 2018-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) announced today (March 5, 2018) a partnership with Anthropologie (Nasdaq: URBN) to introduce more than 200 items from Anthropologie Home at select Nordstrom full-line […]

Amazon surpasses the milestone of 10,000 full-time employees in Illinois

Between 2014 and 2016, Amazon’s investments contributed more than $200 million into Illinois’ economy, indirectly creating 7,000 additional jobs on top of the 10,000 the company employs directly SEATTLE, 2018-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — This year, Amazon will celebrate its third year fulfilling customer orders out of Illinois and surpassing the milestone of 10,000 full-time employees in the state with job […]

Albertsons Companies welcomes Jim Donald as President and Chief Operating Officer

Boise, Idaho, 2018-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albertsons Companies announced today (Mar 05, 2018) that Jim Donald, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Starbucks, has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Albertsons Companies, effective immediately. Donald is an experienced retail operator with extensive knowledge of Albertsons Companies, having previously held senior leadership […]

SONIC® Drive-In launches new advertising campaign featuring comedic powerhouses Jane Krakowski and Ellie Kemper

Television and Film Stars and SONIC “Two Guys” collaborate in commercial spots OKLAHOMA CITY, 2018-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) brings the laughter with the launch of a new take on its iconic advertising campaign featuring comedic powerhouses Jane Krakowski and Ellie Kemper. In collaboration with the iconic “Two Guys” – consisting of improvisational comedians Peter Grosz and […]