IKEA builds long-term partnerships with social entrepreneurs around the world to break the cycle of poverty and give women in rural communities a brighter future

By empowering women the whole family and village benefits. IKEA is building long-term partnerships with social entrepreneurs around the world, to break the cycle of poverty and give women in rural communities a brighter future. The latest result in store is the collection STADIGT, to be launched in selected countries March 2015. CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2015-3-9 — […]

Starbucks UK announces the 1000th graduate of its apprenticeship programme

LONDON, 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — As National Apprenticeship Week begins, Starbucks UK is announcing the 1000th graduate of its apprenticeship programme that recruits, trains and retains young talent for the business. Almost half of Starbucks partners are under the age of 24, an age group facing the most significant challenges around employment. Starbucks Apprenticeships, […]

Starbucks barista lands on preeminent list of bestselling books in the U.S.

SEATTLE, 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seven years after writing a book about dogs, a Starbucks barista landed on preeminent list of bestselling books in the U.S. The New York Times expanded its number of bestselling book categories to include monthly selections on 12 specialized topics such education, fitness, and animals. “I remember thinking […]

Ahold updates stakeholders on the progress it made during the year on its Responsible Retailing Report 2014

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today published its Responsible Retailing Report 2014, updating stakeholders on the progress it has made during the year on its five priority areas – healthy living, community well-being, our people, responsible products and care for the environment. Responsible Retailing is one of the six strategic pillars […]

Ahold commenced the €500 million share buyback program announced on February 26, 2015

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today commenced the €500 million share buyback program announced on February 26, 2015 and expected to be finalized within 12 months. The purpose of the share buyback program is to return value to shareholders. The program will be executed by intermediaries allowing the execution of share […]

Haggen opens the first of 20 stores in Oregon it plans to acquire and convert to the Haggen brand in the first half of 2015

Regional grocery chain takes ownership of first acquired store in Oregon at 12:01 a.m. Friday, March 20  Bellingham, Wash., 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — West Coast regional grocery chain Haggen will take ownership of the Albertsons store at 16199 Boones Ferry Road in Lake Oswego, at 12:01 a.m. Friday, March 20. The new Haggen is scheduled to […]

7-Eleven rewards customers with free beverage for every six cups purchased with the launch of 7Rewards on its mobile app

‘Buy 6-Get 7th Free’ Includes Coffee, Big Gulp®, Slurpee®, Chillers® Drinks DALLAS, 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. wants its customers to drink up … because the more often they do, the more FREE coffee, Big Gulp®, Slurpee® and Chillers® drinks they’ll earn. Just launched on the 7‑Eleven® mobile app is 7Rewards, an expanded customer […]

Whole Foods Market earns spot on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 18 consecutive years

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) has once again earned a spot on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Whole Foods Market has made the list for 18 consecutive years. America’s Healthiest Grocery Store™ ranked No. 55 on this year’s list, and is one of just […]

Giant Food of Landover, Md. and the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore kicked off their 5th annual in-store giving campaign to support military families

Organizations Partner for a Fifth Year Supporting Military Families Landover, Md., 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Giant Food of Landover, Md. and the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore kicked off their fifth annual in-store giving campaign to support members of the military and their families. Throughout the month of March, all 169 Giant stores will sell […]

New Zealand: New World Browns Bay to open on Tuesday 17 March at 8.15am

The team at New World Browns Bay are completing the finishing touches, as the eagerly anticipated replacement supermarket gets ready to open on Tuesday 17 March at 8.15am. Auckland, New Zealand, 2015-3-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — “We are thrilled to bring a brand new New World offering to Browns Bay,” says Angela Bull, Foodstuffs […]