ShopRite Owner Shawn Ravitz honored with Girl Scout Partner Award

Keasbey, New Jersey, 2014-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ —  For almost 20 years, they have set up shop outside his family’s ShopRite stores, hawking Samoas, Tagalongs and all those other delicious varieties of Girl Scout cookies. “It’s a great environment for learning about philanthropy and doing a good deed,” said Shawn Ravitz, Vice President of Administration for […]

Price Chopper opens new Supermarket in Little Falls, N.Y.

Flag Raising, National Anthem and Ribbon Cutting Mark Grand Opening Schenectady, N.Y., 2014-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Tuesday morning, the American Legion raised the American Flag to the National Anthem performed by the Little Falls High School choir in celebration of the grand opening of the newest Price Chopper Supermarket located at 555 East […]

SM Foundation to renovate the Tacloban City Hospital after typhoon Haiyan

SM Foundation continues to support public-private efforts to rehabilitate the City of Tacloban Tacloban, Philippines, 2014-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Addressing the need to provide quality health service to typhoon Yolanda victims in Tacloban, SM Foundation, Inc. partnered with the government, the City of Tacloban, and the Department of Health (DOH) to renovate the Tacloban City […]

The Co-operative Group to open new food store in Bishopston

Manchester, 2014-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-operative Group has announced plans to open a new food store in Bishopston. It has agreed a deal to open a new store following planning approval to undertake an extensive re-development of a former convenience store on the site near Bishopston Primary School.  It is expected that around ten […]

Chick-fil-A to sponsor the new College Football Playoff bowl in new agreement with ESPN

ATLANTA, 2014-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Chick-fil-A Bowl became the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl once again, and a new era for post-season college football in Atlanta officially began. The Bowl’s announcement was amplified by the news that Chick-fil-A has become the first of the new College Football Playoff bowl sponsors to announce its new agreement […]

Harris Teeter and Tresata to host the second annual Hackathon CLT on April 25-26 at Packard Place in Uptown Charlotte

Company Invites Spectators, Participants to Free Event Friday, April 25 Matthews, N.C., 2014-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter is partnering with Tresata, a predictive analytics software applications company to host the second annual Hackathon CLT on April 25-26 at Packard Place in Uptown Charlotte. The team-based competition will offer area tech developers, designers, analysts and others an […]

Carrefour and its co-investment partners established company dedicated to enhancing the value of its shopping centers in Europe

PARIS, 2014-4-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Completion of agreements with Klépierre and creation of CARMILA, a company dedicated to enhancing the value of its shopping centers in Europe Carrefour and its co-investment partners announce today the creation of CARMILA, a company dedicated to enhancing the value of the shopping centers adjacent to Carrefour hypermarkets in […]

Alliance of food manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operators released toolkit to help businesses in the food sector reduce food waste

WASHINGTON, DC, 2014-4-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today an alliance of food manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operators announced the release of a toolkit to help businesses in the food sector reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfill. The Best Practices and Emerging Solutions Toolkit was produced by the Food Waste Reduction Alliance (FWRA), a cross-sector […]

Groupe Auchan succesfully priced €600 million 7-year bond offering

Croix, France, 2014-4-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Tuesday April 15, Groupe Auchan successfully priced a €600 million 7-year bond offering. The order book was quickly closed, given the size and quality of the orderbook, in excess of €2.4 billion. Price guidance was first established at ms+60/65 bps. Investors’ eagerness of this issuing enabled Groupe Auchan to improve its financing […]

The last two Real hypermarkets in Romania opened under the Auchan banner

Bucharest, Romania, 2014-4-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — On April 10 and 11, the Romanian hypermarkets of Timisoara and of Cotroceni opened under the Auchan banner. They were the last of the 20 Real hypermarkets to do so. Everything went very quickly since September 12, 2013 and the closing of Real hypermarkets in Romania. In 2013, 12 hypermarkets […]

The Defense Commissary Agency opened new $14.5 million commissary at Naval Submarine Base New London, Ct

NEW LONDON, Ct., 2014-4-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new $14.5 million commissary opened at Naval Submarine Base New London, April 16. The new facility replaces a store built in 1981 at the installation known historically as the Navy’s first submarine base. With a significantly larger sales area, the commissary represents a much anticipated boost […]

7-Eleven adds Chicken Dippers to their Hot Foods Menu

Retailer Adds 100% White Meat Pieces to Address Growing Snack Market Dallas, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — As meals and snacks continue to morph to interchangeable eating occasions, 7-Eleven, Inc. adds another small-snack, big-value item to its hot foods line-up. Chicken Dippers are pieces of 100-percent, high-quality white-meat chicken with no fillers that are lightly […]

Product Recall: Sub Sandwiches and Wraps containing turkey sold on April 15 at Wegmans’ Onondaga Boulevard Sub Shop only

Syracuse, NY, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has initiated a recall of Sub Sandwiches and Wraps containing turkey and sold individually or in party trays on Tuesday, April 15, at Wegmans’ Onondaga Boulevard Sub Shop only. The recall was initiated by two reports that ‘thin strands of flexible, clear plastic wrap’ […]

Meijer named “Employer of the Year” by United Cerebral Palsy

Retailer recognized for providing meaningful opportunities to persons with disabilities GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Recognizing its dedication to the employment of persons with disabilities, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has named Meijer “Employer of the Year.” The 2014 Award for Excellence, announced at UCP’s Annual Conference in Nashville, Tenn., demonstrates the retailer’s […]

ShopRite to feature Special Olympics New Jersey athlete in its new customized Wheaties box

Keasbey, New Jersey, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Join Special Olympics athletes, along with representatives from the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, ShopRite and General Mills to unveil a customized Wheaties box featuring a Special Olympics New Jersey athlete. ShopRite is a Founding Partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. The custom box, sold exclusively at […]

Sobeys Inc. to file legal challenge against Alberta College of Pharmacists to overturn College’s Ban on Rewards Programs

Company Responds to College’s Ban on Rewards Programs EDMONTON, AB, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albertans who collect reward points, including Air Miles and Club Sobeys, on pharmacy purchases will be shocked to learn that the Alberta College of Pharmacists have adopted a resolution that will prohibit patients from collecting reward points on pharmacy purchases […]

Sobeys Inc. divests Price Chopper in Winnipeg to The North West Company

STELLARTON, NS, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys Inc. today announced that a binding purchase and sale agreement has been entered into with The North West Company for its Price Chopper location in Winnipeg, MB. The sale is part of Sobeys’ October, 2013 Consent Agreement with the Competition Bureau related to its purchase of Canada […]

CBRE Group’s 2014 Multi-Housing Annual Market Report released

Los Angeles, 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. has released its 2014 Multi-Housing Annual Market Report, which provides in-depth analysis of investment property market trends, the state of the debt and equity markets and a snapshot of multi-housing specialty products, including seniors, student, tax credit and manufactured housing. “U.S. multi-housing demand strengthened notably […]

QVC to expand its European presence into France with the launch of new service scheduled for the second quarter of 2015

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, today announced plans to expand its European presence into France. With the launch of the new service scheduled for the second quarter of 2015, QVC will expand its global multimedia ecommerce business to seven operations reaching nine countries. “As […]

Commissary Rewards Card offers Android app to access and clip digital coupons

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary Rewards Card users can now download an Android app to access and clip digital coupons. Available free from the Google Play Store, the Commissary Rewards Android app joins the previously released iPhone/iPad app, giving commissary shoppers access to their rewards card accounts through a vast array of […]

Harris Teeter announces new yearly payment option in celebration of the company’s 150th Express Lane Online Shopping location

Matthews, N.C., 2014-4-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter knows its customers lead busy lives, and the company is excited to announce a new yearly payment option in celebration of the company’s 150th Express Lane Online Shopping location which opened last week at the brand new Canton Crossing Harris Teeter in Baltimore, Md. Harris Teeter’s Express Lane […]

NRF tells congressional panel the retail industry is committed to safeguarding and protecting consumer data

NRF Pursues Establishment of Retail Information Sharing and Analysis Center WASHINGTON, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today told a congressional panel that the retail industry is committed to safeguarding and protecting consumer data and information from highly-motivated and sophisticated cybercriminals and hackers. “Retailers make significant investments every year in order to protect [consumer] […]

BRC-KPMG ONLINE RETAIL SALES MONITOR MARCH 2014: UK Online sales of non-food products grew 12.8% in March vs last year

LONDON, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 12.8% in March versus a year earlier. In March 2013, they had increased by 6.2% over the previous year. In March, online sales represented 17.3% of total Non-Food sales of our Monitor, against 15.8% in March 2013. Furniture saw a decline, […]

The BRC and Expense Reduction Analysts form partnership to deliver top level savings for retailers and manufacturers’ bottom lines

“The BRC and Expense Reduction Analysts launch partnership to deliver top level savings for retailers and manufacturers’ bottom lines.” London, UK, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The BRC and Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) have formed a partnership that will be extremely advantageous to many retailers and manufacturers. The BRC is particularly pleased to add the […]

Willis, Faber Global, XL Group and BRC Global Standards launch product contamination insurance ‘Recall Shield’ for the food and beverages sector

‘Recall Shield’ to provide food and beverage companies with enhanced cover and additional benefits to encourage and reward higher standards London, UK, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, today announces the launch of a new product contamination insurance proposition, in partnership with XL Group, […]

Marissa Webb appointed Creative Director and EVP of Design at Banana Republic

Esteemed fashion designer brings fresh perspective to the brand’s legacy of Modern American Style SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that Banana Republic has named Marissa Webb as Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Design, effective April 28. She will be responsible for guiding the brand’s overall […]

GAP Inc. outlined strategic initiative to achieve long-term, profitable growth across its brands portfolio at its annual investor meeting

Brand Presidents Highlighting Strategies to Drive Product Innovation and Strengthen Brand Value Propositions SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of its annual investor meeting, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today is providing an overview of its strategic initiatives designed to achieve long-term, profitable growth across its portfolio of brands. The company also will […]

Foodstuffs private label Pams recognised in the international Vertex Awards for its creative packaging designs

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pams flour packaging won the prestigious “Best in Show” award and took out Gold in Packaged Goods category, and was described by the judges as capturing “a sense of baking nostalgia with familiar baking icons and charming fabrics woven from another time of wisdom and practicality.” They felt […]

Kimco Realty Corp. announced f $500 million public offering notes due 2021 at 3.20% per annum

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) yesterday announced its public offering of $500 million notes due 2021 at a coupon of 3.20% per annum with an effective yield of 3.232%, maturing May 1, 2021. The company intends to use the net proceeds of approximately $495.4 million from […]

Kimco Realty won the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking campaign award for the largest absolute number of facility upgrades

Company recognized for the most parking facilities upgraded NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2014-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM), North America’s largest publicly traded owner and operator of neighborhood and community shopping centers, announced today that it has won the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) campaign award for the largest absolute number […]