Starbucks and Arizona State University created new online Retail Management Degree for partners who are part of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan

SEATTLE, 2015-1-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Brand reputation, values-centered leadership, and ethical sourcing are components of a new online Retail Management Degree that Starbucks and Arizona State University created for partners who are part of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan. The Starbucks College Achievement Plan, launched June of 2014, is a significant partnership with […]

Teavana celebrates National Hot Tea Month with the launch of the new Winterberry Green Tea Blend

Winterberry Green Tea Blend is the Newest Addition to Hot and Iced Handcrafted Beverages at Teavana Stores in the U.S. and Canada SEATTLE, 2015-1-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Teavana is celebrating National Hot Tea Month by encouraging customers to start a new tea ritual with the launch of the new Winterberry Green Tea Blend. Available […]

Tesco the first retailer in UK to launch a Google Glass enabled service – The Tesco Grocery Glassware

Cheshunt, England, 2015-1-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has become the first retailer to launch a customer Glass enabled service with a basic version of its shopping app now available for users of the wearable device. The Glassware has been developed by Tesco Labs, which experiments with disruptive technologies that have the potential to […]

Preliminary METRO GROUP sales in Q1 2014/15 grew by 2.6% compared to the previous year quarter

Group sales up by 2.1% in like-for-like terms; 2.6% increase in sales adjusted for currency effects and portfolio changes Christmas business overall positive METRO Cash & Carry records like-for-like sales growth of 1.4%; noticeable growth in Eastern Europe and Asia Media-Saturn grows like-for-like by 3.8% Real with like-for-like sales growth of 0.9% Düsseldorf, Germany, 2015-1-15 — /EPR […]

Walgreens to launch national campaign highlighting people aging well beyond their HIV diagnosis

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-1-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens today announced the launch of Well Beyond HIV™, a national campaign highlighting people aging well beyond their HIV diagnosis. The centerpiece of the campaign is a traveling art exhibit, curated in collaboration with The Graying of AIDS, an independent documentary project and educational campaign. The exhibit […]

Walgreens Flu Index™ for Week of Jan. 12, 2015: Top 10 DMAs with Flu Activity

DEERFIELD, IL., 2015-1-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Walgreens Flu Index™ is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, and ranking of those experiencing the highest incidences of influenza across the country. With the ability to generate hyper-local data that’s as specific as a single zip code, the Index […]

Homebase: Garden designer Adam Frost returns to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015 with a striking modernist garden inspired by the Bauhaus movement

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-1-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Multi award-winning garden designer Adam Frost returns to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2015 with a striking modernist garden inspired by the Bauhaus movement and the work of one of its most famous proponents, Marcel Breuer. Designed as an urban community garden, The Homebase Urban Retreat […]

Katarina Johnson-Thompson confirmed she will compete at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on 21 February 2015

LONDON, 2015-1-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Katarina Johnson-Thompson has confirmed that she will compete at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on 21 February 2015. The 21 year old will contest the long jump, the event in which she became world junior champion in 2012 and won a World Indoor Championships silver medal […]

IKEA recalls 5 models of the VYSSA crib mattresses to ensure a snug and safe sleeping environment for infants and young children

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2015-1-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Recall includes five (5) models of the VYSSA crib mattresses listed below: IKEA VYSSA crib mattresses are designed to be used with IKEA cribs to ensure a snug and safe sleeping environment for infants and young children. A gap between mattress and crib ends can pose an entrapment […]

Shop.org announced the winner of the group’s first-ever Digital Commerce Startup Competition at Retail’s BIG Show in New York

NEW YORK, 2015-1-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shop.org announced today from Retail’s BIG Show in New York City the winner of the group’s first-ever Digital Commerce Startup Competition. Out of five finalists, each selected in December 2014, Symphony Commerce was selected by several esteemed retail industry leaders as the 2015 winner. The company specializes […]

NRF joined with other organizations in filing amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in the Nestle Dreyer case

NRF Joins Other Business Organizations in Support of Nestle Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc. WASHINGTON, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation joined with other business organizations today in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in the Nestle Dreyer case. The case before the […]

BRC-KPMG Retail Sales December 2014: UK retail sales declined by 0.4% vs December 2013

LONDON, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — UK retail sales declined by 0.4%, on a like-for-like basis from December 2013, when they had increased 0.4% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 1.0%, against a 1.8% rise in December 2013. This is the slowest December growth since December 2008. Adjusted for […]

BRC-KPMG Online Retail Sales December 2014: Sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 7.0% in December versus a year earlier

LONDON, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 7.0% in December versus a year earlier. In December 2013, online sales rose by 19.2% over the previous year. In December, online sales represented 17.0% of total Non-Food sales, against 16.0% in December 2013. Health & Beauty and Household […]

University of Saskatchewan student Danean Edgar selected for Co-op’s Excellence in Ag program in 2014

Saskatchewan, Canada, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — A career in agriculture presents opportunities in science, marketing and entrepreneurship. No one knows that more than Danean Edgar, a first year Agribusiness student at the University of Saskatchewan. Edgar was one student selected for Co-op’s Excellence in Ag program in 2014. “Science in agriculture is vital with […]

Baskin-Robbins announced it seeks qualified candidates for new or existing ice cream shop in the San Diego and Los Angeles areas

CANTON, MA, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is seeking entrepreneurs in Southern California who would like the exclusive scoop on how to own their very own Baskin-Robbins franchise. The brand is currently seeking qualified candidates who are interested in owning and operating a new or existing […]

Dunkin’ Brands Group U.S. franchisees opened 422 net new Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants in U.S. during 2014

For the year, Company’s franchisees added total of 422 net new Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Restaurants in U.S. CANTON, MA, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced today that in 2014 its U.S. franchisees opened a total of 422 net new Dunkin’ […]

World’s premier obstacle race company Spartan Race and Whole Foods Market announced partnership

Spartan Race ‘Food of the Day’ Fueled by Whole Foods Market AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Spartan Race, the world’s premier obstacle race company, announced today that it is partnering with Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, on its Spartan Race “Food of the Day” platform in early […]

Limited production wines that will be featured in Wine Club by Whole Foods Market now available to order for January through March delivery

Shipment includes six carefully curated wines from across the globe AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The latest shipment of six high quality, limited production wines that will be featured in Wine Club by Whole Foods Market is now available to order for January through March delivery. This shipment includes wines from California, Spain, Argentina, […]

Rite Aid Corporation announced the completion of an amendment and extension of its existing senior secured credit facility

CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) today announced the completion of an amendment and extension of its existing senior secured credit facility, including an increased borrowing capacity of up to $3.0 billion, or up to $3.7 billion when the company repays its 8.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2020 in […]

Wincor Nixdorf and Dutch service provider Jutten Simulation announce partnership over cashiers training at NRF, New York

Paderborn, Germany, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, a global leader in the provision of IT solutions for banks and retailers, is establishing a cooperation with the Dutch service provider Jutten Simulation, a specialist in the development of online training programs for retail employees. The two companies signed their partnership agreement at NRF, […]

Wincor Nixdorf to present updates to its Mobile and Kiosk POS, Cash Management and Software at the NRF Conference & Expo in New York

New hardware and software helps retailers streamline activities and deliver a seamless shopping experience to consumers Paderborn, Germany, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wincor Nixdorf, a global leader in advanced retail and banking IT solutions, today announced updates to four of its products that are used by retailers to automate their point of sale, […]

Dollar Tree, Inc. updates regarding the status of the Federal Trade Commission’s review of its pending Family Dollar Stores, Inc. acquisition

Expects Agreement with Federal Trade Commission Staff on Number of Divestitures by End of January 2015 Expects to Complete Financing for the Merger in February 2015 CHESAPEAKE, VA, 2015-1-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), the nation’s leading operator of discount variety stores selling everything for $1 or less, today provided the following […]

The Seahawks and Starbucks team up to offer exclusive content for Seahawks fans who are also Starbucks customers

SEATTLE, 2015-1-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Any Seahawks fan knows LOB stands for Legion of Boom – the nickname of the team’s cornerbacks and safeties. The Seahawks and Starbucks are teaming up to offer something special for the “Legion of Brew,” Seahawks fans who are also Starbucks customers. During the upcoming championship run, fans […]

Starbucks Coffee Company COO Troy Alstead to take an extended unpaid leave from the company from March 1, 2015

SEATTLE, 2015-1-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) chief operating officer Troy Alstead – a 23-year veteran of the company who also served for many years as the company’s chief financial officer, as well as leading the operations and development of Starbucks international business and its Europe, Middle East and Africa business […]

The Container Store Chairman and CEO Kip Tindell elected Chairman of the NRF Board of Directors and Chairman of its Executive Committee

The Container Store Chairman and CEO Kip Tindell Elected Chairman of NRF Board of Directors NEW YORK, 2015-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today announced that The Container Store Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kip Tindell has been elected Chairman of the NRF Board of Directors and Chairman of its Executive Committee. […]

Albert Heijn expands its organic range with the launch of new own brand with new, fresh packaging

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starting today, Albert Heijn is making it easier for more customers to choose organic products by launching AH Biologisch (AH Organic): a new own brand with new, fresh packaging. In addition, they are considerably expanding and highlighting their organic range. The newly branded products will start to make […]

Ahold: the appeal period in the “Waterbury litigation” case expired and the settlement is now final

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today announced that the appeal period regarding the court approval of the settlement of the class action in the United States, which it has referred to in its annual reports as the “Waterbury litigation”, has expired and the settlement is now final. Ahold previously announced on May […]

Jan Ernst de Groot appointed Chief Legal Officer and member of the Ahold’s Executive Committee

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today announced the appointment of Jan Ernst de Groot as Chief Legal Officer and member of the company’s Executive Committee. Jan Ernst will start on February 1, reporting to CEO Dick Boer, and will be based at Ahold’s headquarters in Zaandam, the Netherlands. Jan Ernst de […]

Toys“R”Us, Inc. reported an increase in gross margin dollars for the year-to-date and holiday periods compared to the prior year as a result of the its improved promotional and pricing strategy

WAYNE, NJ, 2015-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today reported its comparable store net sales and gross margin results for the year-to-date and nine-week holiday periods ended January 3, 2015. Antonio Urcelay, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Toys“R”Us, Inc., said, “I am pleased with our year-to-date performance and the actions we […]

The meal planning team at Wegmans Food Markets created a six-week guide full of delicious meal and snack ideas

ROCHESTER, NY,  2015-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Who hasn’t discovered that New Year’s resolutions are easier to make than to keep? We want to do better, but need practice, practice, practice before better habits take root. To help inspire customers in the New Year, the meal planning team at Wegmans Food Markets created a six-week guide […]