NRF’s Gift Card Spending Survey: the average person buying gift cards will spend $172.74, up from $163.16 last year

WASHINGTON, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — The growth in gift card popularity is irrefutable, and this holiday season spending on tiny plastic or digital gift cards will top all previous records. According to NRF’s Gift Card Spending Survey, the average person buying gift cards will spend $172.74, up from $163.16 last year. Total spending is expected […]

JCPenney showcases extraordinary selection of gifts that deliver great style for the entire family at unbeatable value

Company Helps Customers “Jingle More Bells” Through Amazing Holiday Gifts, Random Acts of Giving and Support of Military Families Stores Welcome Black Friday Shoppers at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day with Free Disney Snow Globes and Coupoun Giveaway up to $100 Off Purchases PLANO, TX, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, JCPenney is proving that there’s […]

Rite Aid provides convenient and comprehensive resources to help customers prepare for the upcoming Affordable Care Act enrollment period

Customers Can Access Independent, Licensed Insurance Agents for Free Consultations Via Convenient Hotline Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — To help customers prepare for the upcoming Affordable Care Act enrollment period, Rite Aid is once again providing convenient and comprehensive resources to assist them in choosing the best health insurance choices for themselves and their […]

Wincor Nixdorf commissioned by zeb to take over the central operations management of its IT infrastructure

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf has been commissioned by zeb, a leading consulting company in the financial services sector, with taking over the central operations management of its IT infrastructure from October 1, 2014. The contract is due to run for up to seven years. As an outsourcing partner, Wincor Nixdorf is […]

Wincor Nixdorf names Dr. Ulrich Näher as head of the global development network

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ —  As of January 1, 2015, Dr. Ulrich Näher (49) is taking over as head of the global development network at Wincor Nixdorf. His wealth of experience gained from his work at McKinsey and Company will stand him in good stead for his new role with the IT specialist for […]

Russia’s largest food retailer “Magnit” exceeded 250 thousand headcount

Krasnodar, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce that its total headcount has now exceeded 250 thousand. Please be informed that the total headcount of PJSC “Magnit” group of companies has exceeded 250 000, including over 231 000 active employees (about […]

Progressive Grocer named Stop & Shop and all of the Ahold USA businesses as 2014 Retailer of the Year

Recognized for company’s better neighbor efforts Purchase, NY & Quincy, MA, 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Progressive Grocer, a leading retail food industry trade publication, has named Stop & Shop and all of the Ahold USA businesses as 2014 Retailer of the Year. The recognition was given for the company’s exceptional philanthropic contributions and community outreach efforts. […]

Giant Food removed from sale Salpica Ballpark Nacho & Black Bean Nacho products due to an undeclared allergen, wheat, on the ingredient label

Landover, Md., 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Following a recall by Riba Foods, Inc., Giant Food announced it removed from sale Salpica Ballpark Nacho & Black Bean Nacho products due to an undeclared allergen, wheat, on the ingredient label. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a wheat allergy. The following […]

Commissary opens new store at Fort Polk

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Called another “jewel” for Fort Polk, the new commissary did not disappoint its patrons who got their first look during the grand opening Nov. 12. “This is very nice,” said Army Staff Sgt. Artemus Renteria, who waited more than two hours along with his wife, Lyn, for the store […]

Starbucks adds new holiday sandwich to its favorite holiday treats

SEATTLE, 2014-11-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Along with their favorite Starbucks® holiday treats such as the Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop, Frosted Snowman Cookie and Cranberry Bliss® Bar, Starbucks is offering a new holiday sandwich. New Holiday Turkey & Stuffing Panini A roasted turkey Panini topped with an herbed cranberry stuffing and a spread of delicious […]

6,500 colleagues joined Tesco through its Regeneration Partnership Programme

Cheshunt, England, 2014-11-13— /EPR Retail News/ — 6,500 colleagues have joined Tesco through its Regeneration Partnership Programme – these colleagues have all brought something new to how Tesco can deliver great service for customers. The scheme has been running for nearly fifteen years and has created additional opportunities for the long-term unemployed in over 60 communities […]

Sainsbury’s unveils advertising campaign featuring an account of the 1914 First World War Christmas truce

Sainsbury’s has unveiled a poignant new advertising campaign featuring an account of the 1914 First World War Christmas truce to screens in millions of homes. Called Christmas is for Sharing, the full length 3’ 20” TV ad aired for the first time last night in the Coronation Street ad break to help raise funds and […]

Kesko’s Corporate Responsibility Report 2013 chosen as Finland’s best in this year’s Sustainability Reporting Award Finland Competition

Kesko’s Corporate Responsibility Report 2013 was chosen as Finland’s best in this year’s Sustainability Reporting Award Finland Competition. Kesko’s report was ranked the best also by non-governmental organisations. Helsinki, Finland, 2014-11-13— /EPR Retail News/ — According to the judging panel, Kesko has reported its social and economic responsibility indicators exceptionally well and extensively, and has very […]

NRF’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey: Bargain hunters are taking their time with their holiday shopping to take advantage of bigger discounts over Thanksgiving weekend

WASHINGTON, 2014-11-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Procrastinators and bargain hunters alike are taking their time getting started with their holiday shopping bonanza, possibly to take advantage of deeper discounts over Thanksgiving weekend and late in the season. According to NRF’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, 45.6 percent of holiday shoppers say […]

NACS survey: Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2014-11-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Declining gas prices may increase holiday spending this year — especially among men and those ages 18-34, according to a new national survey measuring consumer optimism. For the first time in two years, a majority of men (51%) are optimistic about the economy and an even greater percentage of younger […]

Gap Inc. announces quarterly dividend of $0.22 per share

SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-11-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that its Board of Directors authorized a quarterly dividend of $0.22 per share payable on or after January 28, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 7, 2015. About Gap Inc. Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering […]

Old Navy brings back its “Overnight Millionaire” giveaway this Black Friday

Entire Store 50% Off When Doors Open at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving until close on Black Friday 1,000 shoppers treated to a $200 shopping spree over Black Friday weekend SAN FRANCISCO, 2014-11-13— /EPR Retail News/ — This Black Friday, Old Navy will give one lucky shopper the chance to go to bed a dreamer and wake up […]

Wegmans Executive Chef Mark Makovec to share culinary advice leading up to the Thanksgiving feast at wegmans.com/turkeytalk

ROCHESTER, NY, 2014-11-13— /EPR Retail News/ — For the fourth consecutive year, Wegmans Executive Chef Mark Makovec will be on hand to share culinary advice leading up to the Thanksgiving feast. During weekdays, he’s responding to user-submitted questions on a featured post from the Wegmans Fresh Stories blog at wegmans.com/turkeytalk. From crowd-pleasing sides and desserts to the […]

Baskin-Robbins celebrates Veterans Day with more than $25,000 discounts on royalties and initial franchise fees for veterans seeking to open Baskin-Robbins franchise in the U.S.

CANTON, MA, 2014-11-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is showing its appreciation for military veterans this Veterans Day with more than $25,000 in financial discounts on royalties and initial franchise fees as part of a special veteran’s incentive program for U.S. veterans seeking to open a Baskin-Robbins franchise […]

Rite Aid Corporation announces Physician Direct ACO as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative

Member Physicians, Rite Aid Pharmacists and Special Care Coaches to Provide Personalized, Community-Based Health Management to Chronic and Poly-Chronic Patients CAMP HILL, Pa., 2014-11-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) has announced Physician Direct ACO, based in Sylvan Lake, Mich., as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative. Through […]

Meijer to double match every customer’s $10 Simply Give donation made Nov. 14-15 to restock the shelves of its food pantries for the holiday season

Retailer’s double match turns a $10 donation into $30 program from Nov. 14-15 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich, 2014-11-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer will double match every customer’s $10 Simply Give donation made Nov. 14-15 in an effort to restock the shelves of its food pantries in time for the holiday season. Although the holiday campaign runs through […]

Meijer announces aggressive pricing on Thanksgiving turkeys: As low as 54 cents per pound

More reasons to be thankful: Turkeys priced as low as 54 cents per pound GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-11-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is once again announcing aggressive pricing on turkeys that are expected to lead the Midwest in low-price Thanksgiving turkeys. “A Thanksgiving meal isn’t complete without the turkey, and with these great prices, Meijer […]

Price Chopper: The Golub Corporation to modernize Market 32 stores following the launch of its new banner

‘Market 32’ Will Modernize and Enhance the Shopping Experience SCHENECTADY, NY, 2014-11-12— /EPR Retail News/ — The Golub Corporation today unveiled a new banner for its stores – Market 32 – and promised the new brand would change food shopping for its customers by modernizing its stores and offering new services and products. Market 32 stores will […]

Best Buy’s Black Friday “doorbuster” deals: 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27 and 8 a.m. on Black Friday Nov. 28

WASHINGTON, DC, 2014-11-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy customers will have two opportunities to secure Black Friday “doorbuster” deals and get a jump on their holiday shopping. More than 1,000 Best Buy stores in 47 states will open at 5 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, to give shoppers an early chance to take […]

CBRE Group, Inc. to provide integrated real estate services for Southern California’s highly respected MemorialCare Health System

Los Angeles, 2014-11-12— /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. has been selected to provide integrated real estate services for Southern California’s highly respected MemorialCare Health System. Under the multi-year contract, CBRE Healthcare will provide MemorialCare with services including Strategic Real Estate Planning, Property Management, Transaction Management, Lease Administration and Real Estate Accounting for the system’s […]

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. announces the opening of the expansion at Fayette Mall in Lexington, KY

Lexington’s premier shopping destination showcases new offerings and heralds start of the holiday season CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2014-11-12— /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL), announced the opening of the expansion at Fayette Mall in Lexington, KY. Designed to significantly enhance the offerings at the shopping center, the redevelopment of the former Sears […]

Foodstuffs: Yersinia pseudotuberculosis not detected in the Living Foods property and processing plant following test carried out by AsureQuality

Foodstuffs has today announced the results of testing carried out by independent laboratory AsureQuality. Results have confirmed that Yersinia pseudotuberculosis was not detected in any of the samples taken from the Living Foods property and processing plant. AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 2014-11-12— /EPR Retail News/ — “Multiple soil samples were taken from the quarantined paddock and […]

SM Investments Corporation Chairman Henry Sy, Sr. awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by CNBC at the St Regis hotel in Singapore

Pasay City, Philippines, 2014-11-12— /EPR Retail News/ — Henry Sy, Sr., Chairman of SM Investments Corporation (SM) and founder of the 56-year old company was awarded by top CNBC officials a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at a well-attended ceremony at the St Regis hotel in Singapore. Known as the Father of Philippine Retail, Sy successfully built SM […]

Target Corp. announces the appointment of Jacqueline Hourigan Rice as senior vice president, chief risk and compliance officer

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-11-12— /EPR Retail News/ —  Today, Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) announced it has hired Jacqueline Hourigan Rice as senior vice president, chief risk and compliance officer. Rice joins Target effective December 1 and will report directly to Brian Cornell, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Target. In addition, the company is elevating the […]

Retail specialist Harper Dennis Hobbs and ICSC released new research ranking Europe’s towns and cities in terms of retail spend

London, 2014-11-11— /EPR Retail News/ — Retail specialist Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) have released new research today ranking Europe’s towns and cities in terms of retail spend. Europe’s top three are London’s West End with a retail spend in 2013 of almost £8.5 billion, Paris at £7.7 billion […]