Dunkin’ Donuts seeks franchisees throughout the state of Louisiana with an emphasis on New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and Lafayette

CANTON, MA, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the company is recruiting franchisees throughout the state of Louisiana with an emphasis on New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and Lafayette. Currently, there are nine Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the state. Candidates interested in developing […]

Haggen takes ownership of its very first store in California

HELLO HAGGEN, GOODBYE HASSLE Haggen Brings Exciting New One-Stop Grocery Shopping Experience to California;  Conversion of 83 Stores Begins with La Costa Location  Regional grocery chain takes ownership of first acquired store in California at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning, March 9 reopening on Wednesday, March 11  Irvine, Calif., 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — West Coast regional grocery […]

CarMax, Inc. hiring for the company’s first store in Tallahassee, Florida

Retailer Known for Hiring Outside the Auto Industry Accepting Applications RICHMOND, Virginia, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is currently hiring for the company’s first store in Tallahassee, Florida. It will be CarMax’s 15th store in the state of Florida. The new store, which is more […]

NACS and United Fresh publish “Building the Business Case for Produce Sales at Convenience Stores” to develop an enhanced produce offering in stores

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — A primer to help sell more produce in convenience stores was published today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and the United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh). “Building the Business Case for Produce Sales at Convenience Stores” combines analysis of industry and consumer trends with practical ideas […]

NACS survey: Consumer optimism fell from 54% to 44%, the largest decrease in optimism in more than two years as gas prices rise

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rising gas prices are taking a toll on consumer optimism about the economy, with optimism falling to its lowest level since August 2014. Consumer optimism fell from 54% to 44%, the largest decrease in optimism in more than two years, according to survey results released by the National Association […]

BRC Global Standards reaches over 4000 subscribers worldwide for its new online publications platform BRC Participate

LONDON, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — BRC Global Standards today announced reaching over 4000 subscribers worldwide for its new online publications platform BRC Participate. The subscription site, which hosts over 140 BRC publications along with other content and resources, was launched just four months ago in November 2014. BRC Participate BRC Participate provides online […]

Gap Inc. recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®

2015 Marks The Ninth Consecutive Year Gap Inc. Is Honored By Ethisphere SAN FRANCISCO, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced it has been recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®. The annual designation […]

Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VDBO) ranks Inditex as the top-performing retailer with a score of 82 out of 100

In its appraisal, the jury emphasised Inditex’s work in ensuring living wages for the textile workers comprising its supply chain. Arteixo, Spain, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Responsible Supply Chain Benchmark 2014 report prepared by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VDBO) ranks Inditex as the top-performing retailer with a score of 82 […]

National Retail Federation comments on the introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act

NRF Welcomes Introduction of Marketplace Fairness Act WASHINGTON, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act by Senators Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.: “We welcome this effort to level the sales […]

National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates Global Port Tracker report: Import cargo volume expected to rise as West Coast ports begin to dig out from backlog

WASHINGTON, 2015-3-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise an unusually high 16.9 percent this month over the same time last year as West Coast ports begin to dig out from a backlog of cargo that built up during just-concluded contract negotiations with […]