Whole Foods Market to open its 43rd Northern California store on May 20 in Dublin

Local wine, outdoor café, éclairs, pho, house-smoked BBQ and 28 feet of pizza highlight the lineup EMERYVILLE, Calif., 2015-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) opens its 43rd Northern California (NorCal) store on May 20 in Dublin, shoppers will find a 40,000-square-foot lifestyle emporium designed for food discovery and connection with […]

Rite Aid Corporation enhances its loyalty program wellness+ thanks to its participation in Plenti

As part of Plenti, the first U.S. Loyalty Coalition, Rite Aid will Partner with Leading Brands Including AT&T, ExxonMobil, Macy’s, Nationwide Insurance, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Direct Energy and Hulu Camp Hill, Pa., 2015-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) announced today that an enhanced version of its award-winning loyalty program, wellness+, is now available […]

7‑Eleven’s Operation: Take Command contest announces all three finalists as winners

DALLAS, 2015-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven, Inc. hit a triple in Operation: Take Command, the contest to award a U.S. military veteran a 7‑Eleven® store. Although one finalist was expected to emerge in the last round of the competition, all three finalists were selected as winners. Active-duty Active Duty U.S. Army Captain Robert Kemna of […]

Ahold: Giant Carlisle named 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by U.S. monthly business publication Grocery Headquarters

Giant Carlisle has been named 2015 Chain Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters, a national U.S. monthly business publication with a circulation of more than 33,000. The recognition was given for the company’s deep commitment to community, its dedicated associates, its emphasis on buying local, and its focus on nutrition. Carlisle, PA, 2015-5-6 — […]

IKEA officially plugged-in Kansas’ largest rooftop solar array, atop the recently opened IKEA Merriam

MERRIAM, KS, 2015-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it had officially plugged-in Kansas’ largest rooftop solar array, atop the recently opened IKEA Merriam. The 92,000-square-foot solar array consists of a 730.17-kW DC system, comprised of 2,394 panels, and will produce approximately 986,800 kWh of electricity annually for […]

Carrefour Argentina president Daniel Fernández awarded the Executive of the Year prize at the Entrepreneur of the Year Award Ceremony organized by Ernst & Young

Argentina, 2015-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Daniel Fernández, President of Carrefour Argentina, has been awarded the Executive of the Year prize at the Entrepreneur of the Year Award Ceremony organized for the fifth consecutive year by consultancy and auditing firm, Ernst & Young (E&Y). The EY Entrepreneur Of the Year programme was created 29 […]

Carrefour China launches its first fleet of electric shuttle bus at Caoying Store, Shanghai

SHANGHAI, CHINA, 2015-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 23 April, Carrefour China launched its first fleet of electric shuttle bus at Caoying Store, Shanghai. This marks Carrefour the first chained retailer in China to drive the “green consumption, green transportation” into the local communities. Mr. Eric Deliers, The Carrefour East Territory President & Carrefour […]

Starbucks introduces caffeine-free Teavana® Oprah Chai Herbal Blend

Introducing Teavana Oprah Chai Herbal Blend – a new, naturally caffeine-free blend with chai spices and citrusy effervescence SEATTLE, 2015-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The new caffeine-free Teavana® Oprah Chai Herbal Blend is now available in U.S. and Canada Starbucks stores as a hot brewed tea and packaged loose-leaf tea. The blend offers a naturally […]

Starbucks announces Starbucks Partner Cup Contest winners

SEATTLE, 2015-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — The three winners of Starbucks Partner Cup Contest drew inspiration from their childhoods to create stunning designs that will be produced on Starbucks reusable cups and available for purchase later this year. The winners are: Ben Cowley, a barista in Texas who’s been with Starbucks for almost a […]

METRO Cash & Carry appoints Pieter Boone as its new CEO

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2015-5-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following the successful first phase of METRO Cash & Carry’s repositioning, the international wholesale group is now getting a new CEO: Olaf Koch, currently CEO of METRO Cash & Carry as well as Chairman of the Management Board ofMETRO AG, will focus solely on his role as head of […]

METRO GROUP continues positive trend in its operating business during the second quarter of the financial year 2014/15

Like-for-like sales of METRO GROUP again with substantial increase: + 2.5% in Q2 2014/15 and +2.2% in H1 2014/15 Online and delivery sales continue to show strong momentum EBIT before special items on previous year’s level in Q2 at €-40 million, reaches €984 million in H1 2014/15 (H1 2013/14: €1,033 million)  Negative impact on EBIT […]