NACS: six in ten consumers say gas prices will be higher in 30 days

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — After a week of rising gas prices, a majority of consumers think that the good times of falling gas prices are over. Almost six in ten consumers (58%) say gas prices will be higher in 30 days, nearly double the proportion who said so a month ago (31%). […]

Starbucks Mexico donated over 180,000 rust resistant coffee plants to Chiapas coffee farmers through TODOS SEMBRAMOS CAFÉ program

SEATTLE, 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Martiniano Moreno had spent more than 30 years growing coffee on a farm located in the hillsides near the region of La Frailesca in Chiapas, Mexico. It’s a part of the country well known for producing some of the world’s finest Arabica coffee beans. Moreno’s decades-long experience hadn’t […]

Argos: A third of UK renters are losing an average of £300 in deposit money for home improvements

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — A third of UK renters are losing an average of £300 in deposit money from their landlord because they’ve made changes to their accommodation without seeking permission first[1], according to recent research. The findings, compiled for Heart of House at Argos, also found that 45 per cent […]

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) launched new initiative to enable UK retailers to improve their energy efficiency

LONDON, 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has today launched a new initiative to enable UK retailers to improve their energy efficiency, in turn driving down business costs and reducing the environmental impact of their operations. With 25-in-5: Unlocking Energy Efficiency through Smart Regulation, the BRC aims to harness the […]

Meijer research: Customers traditionally wait until the last minute to make their Valentine’s Day flower purchases

Retailer’s data shows nearly 40 percent of flower purchases happen from 3-6 p.m. Valentine’s Day GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whether you love the holiday, or just feel obligated to buy a gift, chances are you are waiting until the last minute if you are purchasing roses. According to purchase data from Meijer, […]

ShopRite of Brodheadsville welcomed its new in-store dietitian, Rhianna Cenci, RD

In-Store Dietitian Brings Free Health and Wellness Services to ShopRite Customers Keasbey, NJ, 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite of Brodheadsville has welcomed 2015 with a slate of wellness activities, and a new in-store dietitian, Rhianna Cenci, RD. “We are excited to add Rhianna Cenci to our team at the ShopRite of Brodheadsville, as part of […]

Wincor Nixdorf will present technologies and services to automate retailers POS and back-office processes at EuroCIS

Paderborn, Germany, 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — At EuroCIS, Wincor Nixdorf will present technologies and services with which retailers can automate their POS and back-office processes to provide an attractive shopping experience for customers and better support for staff. The solutions can help increase sales as well as create opportunities for up- and cross-selling. The expert […]

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. announced leadership promotions

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) today announced the promotions of Andrew Cobb to senior vice president and director of accounting, Stuart Smith to senior vice president – planning/redevelopment, Jennifer Cope to vice president – shared services, Jon Meshel to vice president – development/redevelopment, and Ken Wittler to […]

QVC to expand its designer lineup with an all-star addition

Lifetime®’s Project Runway All Stars Winning Designer Creates QVC Collection WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — QVC is about to expand its designer lineup with an all-star addition. The fourth season of Lifetime®’s Project Runway All Stars is drawing to a close, and for one lucky designer that means winning the opportunity to create […]

Hy-Vee: Triathlon events discontinued; Exciting new event series to be announced by mid-March

Company developing exciting new event series to be announced by mid-March WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 2015-2-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee announced today it is discontinuing the Hy-Vee Triathlon events, which included timed competitions for elite athletes, amateurs and kids. The company will shift its efforts to create a new event series promoting health and wellness […]