Starbucks Coffee Company and Kesko Food entered into new licensing agreement to open Starbucks stores within K-stores throughout Finland

Agreement to open Starbucks stores at grocery locations owned by the Finnish retailer. HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company and Kesko Food have entered into a new licensing agreement to open Starbucks stores within K-stores throughout Finland. The first store will open in K-citymarket Sello in Espoo later this year, […]

Atlanta: Personal stories discussed at Starbucks 10th forum about racial inequality in America

In Starbucks 10th forum to discuss racial inequality in America, dozens of partners (employees) shared their personal stories and expressed gratitude for the company’s willingness to hold conversations that foster better empathy and understanding of one another.  ATLANTA, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — An elderly white couple, who regularly visited a Colorado Starbucks store over […]

Morrisons predicts 2015’s asparagus crop could increase by up to 20%

Morrisons vegetable buyers have predicted Britain could have the best crop of outdoor grown asparagus for nearly a decade. Bradford, England, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intelligence on growing conditions from our farmers combined with a predicted three month heat wave would mean 2015’s asparagus crop could increase by up to 20%. Morrisons Asparagus Buyer […]

X5 Retail Group announces that Moody’s Investors Service upgraded its credit rating to B1 from B2

Amsterdam, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group (“X5” or “the Company”), a leading Russian food retailer, announced today that the rating agency Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) upgraded the Company’s credit rating (corporate family rating – CFR) to B1 from B2. The outlook on the rating is stable. “The upgrade of X5’s ratings to […]

Rite Aid Corporation announces the appointment of Steve Rempel as its senior vice president and chief information officer

CAMP HILL, PA, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) announced today that Steve Rempel, a highly experienced  information technology executive, has been named Rite Aid’s senior vice president and chief information officer. In this position, Rempel will have responsibility for all aspects of the company’s technology and information operations, including computer […]

ICSC and USC Lusk Center for Real Estate announce the second annual University of Shopping Centers West, Oct. 25–27 at the University of Southern California

Prestigious Industry Opportunity Returns to West Coast NEW YORK, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), in collaboration with the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, is pleased to announce the second annual University of Shopping Centers West, the premier educational program serving the retail real estate and shopping center […]

Haggen expands its pharmacy management staff from 6 to 28 to manage the 470 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who will make up the Haggen Pharmacy team

Pharmacies remain open during conversions Bellingham, Wash. and Irvine, Calif., 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — As West Coast regional grocer Haggen acquires and converts stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona during the first half of 2015, its pharmacy business is growing from 17 pharmacies to 106 pharmacies. To support this growth, Haggen is expanding […]

Auntie Anne’s introduces newly expanded collection of yummy retail pretzel products just in time for National Pretzel Day on April 26

World’s Largest Pretzel Franchise “Ups the Auntie” with Expanded Line of Retail Products Just in Time for National Pretzel Day LANCASTER, Pa., 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Twist and shout! Pretzel lovers everywhere have reason to rejoice this month! Auntie Anne’s – the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise – today announced the introduction of a […]

RILA: the retail industry leads the efforts to enhance cyber security and data security; makes massive investment in stores

The Retail Industry Highlights Efforts To Protect Consumers, Thwart Cyber Attacks Arlington, VA, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the past year the retail industry has led efforts to enhance cyber security and data security, starting with a massive investment in our stores.​ ​​ ​​Retailers Are Investing $8.65 Billion To Upgrade Payment Terminals. New technology […]

Zara reopened its flagship in Copenhagen after an extensive refurbishment

The store is located on Vimmelskaftet St. at the heart of the historical centre of the city COPENHAGEN, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — After an extensive refurbishment, Zara has reopened its global flagship in Copenhagen, introducing its latest image to Denmark. The new establishment, which shares Zara’s global store concept and interior design features […]

Delhaize Group publishes interactive Annual Report 2014 which outlines its accomplishments in 2014

Brussels, Belgium, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group is pleased to announce the publication of the interactive Annual Report 2014 which outlines the Group’s accomplishments in 2014 and includes Delhaize Group’s financial statements. The Annual Report includes the following sections: An overview with key figures and an interview with Mats Jansson, Delhaize Group’s Chairman […]

JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings now owns less than 3% of Delhaize Group’s voting rights

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pursuant to the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007 relating to the publication of major shareholdings in listed companies, JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. notified Delhaize Group that the total shareholding of its subsidiaries crossed below the threshold of 3% of the shares issued by Delhaize Group SA […]