NACS: U.S. first self-serve gas station turns 50

​ALEXANDRIA, Va., 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fifty years ago an innovation forever changed fueling — and even retail as a whole — when convenience store operator John Roscoe flipped the switch at a convenience store in Westminster, Colorado, to activate the first U.S. remote access self-service gasoline pumps. On June 10, 1964, the store sold a […]

ICSC and Goldman Sachs Weekly Chain Store Sales Index: weekly sales results experienced decline of 2.8% for the week ending June 7, 2014

NEW YORK, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — The week-over-week pace of chain store sales followed a rolling coaster pattern over the past two weeks with a strong surge in spending at the end of the May fiscal month that was followed by a reversal of the pace in the first week of the five-week fiscal month […]

Carrefour announced its intention to support the From North producers’ fishery as part of its strategy to have its sole line MSC-assessed

An opportunity for Carrefour to bolster its policy on protecting biodiversity and natural resources PARIS, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — According to a recent United Nations report on food and agriculture (FAO), world fish consumption has increased dramatically over the last 50 years, practically doubling between 1960 and 2012 – mainly thanks to aquaculture. Carrefour factors […]

Wegmans to deliver over 18,000 pounds of non-perishable food to Fredericksburg Area Food Bank on June 12

FREDERICKSBURG, VA, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Thursday, June 12, at 10:00 am, Wegmans will deliver over 18,000 pounds of non-perishable food to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. The donation includes 18 pallets of presorted nonperishable food. “We are so very grateful for our partnership with Wegmans,” stated Oya Oliver, CEO of the FAFB. “This donation […]

Six Burlington-area students presented with $500 scholarship grants from Wegmans Food Markets

BURLINGTON, MA, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Six Burlington-area students were presented with $500 scholarship grants from Wegmans Food Markets at their high school awards ceremonies this year. The local recipients are graduating seniors from Burlington High School, Bedford High School, and Billerica High School. Wegmans partnered with each school to select two students who exemplify Wegmans’ […]

Dunkin’ Donuts plans to open 54 additional new restaurants in Southern California

Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants planned to open in Downey, Long Beach, Modesto, Santa Monica and Whittier before the end of 2014 CANTON, MA, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced that the company has filed for permits to open its first traditional restaurants in California. The new […]

Penn State Hershey Health System to join Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative

Rite Aid Pharmacists, Penn State Physicians and Special Care Coaches to Provide Personalized, Community-Based Health Management to Chronic and Poly-Chronic Patients in Hershey and Greater Harrisburg CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) today announced Penn State Hershey Health System as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance […]

Price Chopper opens new supermarket in Storrs Connecticut

Flag Raising, National Anthem and Ribbon Cutting Mark Grand Opening Schenectady, N.Y., 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Friday morning, the American Legion raised the American Flag to the National Anthem performed by Ryan Burns in celebration of the grand opening of the newest Price Chopper Supermarket located at 1220 Storrs Road in Storrs, Conn. Price […]

The Prince’s Trust and Tesco launch new programme to help 500 unemployed young people find jobs

Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new programme to help 500 unemployed young people find jobs has been launched by The Prince’s Trust and Tesco. A successful pilot programme in London has helped 12 young people to secure jobs at Tesco, and it will now be rolled out in other areas of the country with […]

Tesco Bank now offers full range of retail banking and insurance products with the launch of its first current account

 Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco Bank is today launching its first current account. The account has been designed after listening to more than 20,000 customers, and includes all the key features that matter most to them. Tesco Bank has been wholly owned by Tesco since December 2008 and now serves 6 million customers in […]

Sainsbury’s to start selling its popular Tu clothing online this August

LONDON, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s, the UK’s seventh largest clothing retailer, will pilot selling its popular Tu clothing online. The pilot will begin in August with an invited group of customers in the Midlands. The company will offer its Tu womenswear, menswear and childrenswear clothing on a bespoke website, with customers able to choose […]

Sainsbury’s teamed up with Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust to raise funds and awareness for cervical cancer prevention

LONDON, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week and to mark the occasion Sainsbury’s has teamed up with Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – the UK’s only cervical cancer charity – to raise funds and awareness for cervical cancer prevention. From 8-14 June, 50p from the sale of every pair of women’s […]

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. promotes Paul D. Ramsay to chief information officer

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today that Paul D. Ramsay has been promoted to chief information officer (CIO), effective immediately.  He has been serving as acting CIO since March.  Ramsay will report to Richard D. Maltsbarger, who has been appointed chief development officer.  Maltsbarger has responsibility for IT, Strategy, […]

AHOLD REPURCHASED 2,632,000 AHOLD COMMON SHARES FOR € 35.04 million BETWEEN June 2 AND 6, 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold has repurchased 2,632,000 Ahold common shares in the period from June 2, 2014 up to and including June 6, 2014. The shares were repurchased at an average price of € 13.3141 per share for a total consideration of € 35.04 million. These repurchases were made as part of […]

Alain Bouchard of Alimentation Couche-Tard named the 2014 NACS Insight International Convenience Leader of the Year

LONDON, 2014-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alain Bouchard, president and CEO Alimentation Couche-Tard, has been named the 2014 NACS Insight International Convenience Leader of the Year, sponsored by PepsiCo. The award was presented during the 2014 NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe in London on June 4. Bouchard has led Couche-Tard’s growth as the leader in […]