Meijer gave 213 unsuspecting customers their entire shopping cart filled with gifts and groceries as a holiday gift

Retailer collects customer reactions in video of the fun-filled events GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2014-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer made the holidays very merry for 213 unsuspecting customers recently when those shoppers received a big surprise upon checkout – their entire shopping cart filled with gifts and groceries given to them as a holiday gift by […]

Rite Aid Corporation reported $6.7 billion revenues for its fiscal third quarter ended November 29, 2014

• Third Quarter Net Income of $104.8 Million and Net Income per Diluted Share of $0.10, Compared to Prior Year’s Third Quarter Net Income of $71.5 Million and Net Income per Diluted Share of $0.04 • Third Quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $332.8 Million Compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $282.3 Million in Prior Third Quarter • Rite Aid Raises Fiscal 2015 Outlook […]

Rite Aid stores nationwide to help customers complete their last-minute shopping lists with extended shopping hours, gift options, holiday treats and home decorations

Most Rite Aid Stores Offer Extended Shopping Hours From 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Through Dec. 23 Camp Hill, Pa., 2014-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid stores nationwide are helping customers complete their last-minute shopping lists at each of its 4,600 convenient locations with great gift options, tasty holiday treats and unique home decorations. According […]

NRF’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey: the average holiday shopper completed 52.9 percent of their shopping as of December 10, up from 49.9 percent last year

WASHINGTON, 2014-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — For millions of Americans the rush to find the perfect gift started early this year, and according to the National Retail Federation’s latest Holiday Consumer Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average holiday shopper has completed 52.9 percent of their shopping as of December 10, up […]

UK’s foremost investigator of labour exploitation GLA to deliver bespoke training for the Sainsbury’s product suppliers

LONDON, 2014-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The GLA has teamed up with Sainsbury’s in a ground-breaking partnership between the UK’s foremost investigator of labour exploitation and the supermarket to deliver bespoke training for its product suppliers. The training focuses on assisting Sainsbury’s suppliers in identifying whether hidden exploitative practices exist at the farms, pack […]

Argos commissioned Leeds Beckett University report unveiled the new ways people are shopping in modern-day Britain

Milton Keynes, UK, 2014-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new independent report has unveiled the new ways that 49 million[1] people are shopping in modern-day Britain. Eight different shopping ‘tribes’ have been revealed in the How We Shop Report[2], commissioned by Argos through Opinion Matters in partnership with Leeds Beckett University, identifying the different tactics […]

Walmart survey with 2,200 customers found that more than one-third plan to shop for last-minute gifts on Super Saturday

New customer survey finds customers hope to finish their shopping on Super Saturday BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Still haven’t checked everything off your Christmas gift list? Well, you’re not alone. The world’s largest retailer conducted in-person interviews with more than 2,200 customers in Walmart stores across the U.S. on Saturday, Dec. 13 and […]

Brazilian investment company Península takes 10% stake in Carrefour subsidiary in Brazil

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2014-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour group announces today that the Brazilian investment company Península, chaired by Abilio Diniz, is taking a 10% stake in its subsidiary in Brazil. This transaction is a significant first step in the plan, previously announced by Carrefour group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Georges Plassat, to […]

Customers at 400 Tesco stores will have dedicated bag packers working every day from now until Christmas Eve

• Customers to receive the best possible service this Christmas as Tesco steps up customer service efforts • From today 400 Tesco stores will have teams of 6-9 bag packers • All large stores will also have a dedicated greeter at the store entrance Cheshunt, England, 2014-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers at 400 Tesco […]

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discussed racial tension in America with partners who work in the Starbucks Support Center

SEATTLE, 2014-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — One week ago today Starbucks chairman, president and ceo Howard Schultz held an impromptu meeting in the company’s Seattle headquarters that many partners (employees) said was “the most emotional, powerful discussion” they’ve ever been a part of. Although all-company meetings, called Partner Open Forums, are regular occurrences for […]

Starbucks customers who pay using a Starbucks Card or their Starbucks® mobile app this season have a chance to win one of 482,000 instant prizes

SEATTLE, 2014-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — This season, customers who pay using a Starbucks Card (registration not required) or their Starbucks® mobile app, can enter the Starbucks® It’s a Wonderful Card Ultimate Giveaway* for a chance to win one of 482,000 instant prizes, and 10 customers in the U.S. will win the ultimate prize […]