Harris Teeter launches in-store donation card campaign called Support Charleston to benefit families who lost loved ones in the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting

Company Pledges to Match Minimum $30,000 of Shoppers’ Donations Matthews, N.C., 2015-6-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Harris Teeter announced it will launch an in-store donation card campaign called Support Charleston to benefit families who lost loved ones in the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting which occurred June 17, 2015. Harris Teeter will also match in-store donations […]

Meijer opens its first two Wisconsin supercenters in Grafton and Kenosha

Grafton and Kenosha supercenters are the first of estimated $750 million investment in state MILWAUKEE, Wis., 2015-6-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer moved into its sixth state, opening its first two Wisconsin supercenters to local customers today, Co-Chairman Hank Meijer announced. The 192,000-square-foot stores in Grafton and Kenosha have created nearly 600 jobs, and are […]

Whole Foods Market celebrates active, fit lifestyles with its inaugural “Ready for Action Week,” June 24 through 30

From June 24 to 30, stores kick off summer adventures with events, limited edition bags and protein powder sale AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-6-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market’s inaugural “Ready for Action Week,” June 24 through 30, will celebrate active, fit lifestyles. During this week, the store’s Whole Body departments will host events, classes, […]

Argos unveils list of the most anticipated toys for 2015 dominated by characters from the big and small screen

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-6-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The most hotly anticipated toys for 2015 have been unveiled today in a list dominated by characters from the big and small screen. From Sing-A-Long Elsa, star of the mega hit Frozen, to an interactive Tracy Island from the newly re-mastered Thunderbirds, and Tumbling Stuart toy inspired […]

H&M and Gap Inc. issue joint statement at the conclusion of the ILO Labor Capacity Building Forum in Myanmar

SAN FRANCISCO, 2015-6-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Government of Myanmar together with the ILO and the Governments of the United States of America, Japan, Denmark and the European Union are jointly implementing the Initiative on Labour Law Reform and Institutional Capacity Building to improve labor rights and practices in Myanmar. The ILO held a […]

Starbucks Coffee Company to commit additional $30 million as part of its Global Farmer Fund program

SEATTLE, 2015-6-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) today announced an additional commitment of $30 million as part of its Global Farmer Fund program, one aspect of the company’s comprehensive ethical sourcing initiatives that help ensure the sustainability of the specialty coffee industry.  This investment is the continuation of an initial […]

Walmart Foundation announces $15.5 million in grants to support free meal and nutrition education programs this summer and throughout the school year

$15.5 million in grants to seven national nonprofits support meal and nutrition programs this summer and year-round in over 7,700 U.S. communities BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2015-6-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Walmart Foundation announces $15.5 million in grants to seven national nonprofits to support free meal and nutrition education programs this summer and throughout […]

Argos chooses Birmingham School of Jewellery student Danielle Laurent to produce an exclusive jewellery collection

Milton Keynes, 2015-6-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — First year Birmingham School of Jewellery student Danielle Laurent has been chosen by Argos to produce an exclusive jewellery collection, to be sold in the retailer’s stores nationwide and on argos.co.uk from January 2016. Danielle, aged 39 who is originally from California, USA, beat off competition from 50 […]

Homebase reports a 200% year on year increase in outside plastic storage sheds

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-6-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Homeowners across Britain are turning to unconventional ways of increasing valuable storage space in their homes. It would see that as a nation, we’ve run out of space under the bed, at the back of the wardrobe and in ‘that kitchen draw’, as leading garden retailer […]

Big Lots launches exclusive line of pet products featuring the American Kennel Club brand, AKC® Select

Retailer strives to keep dogs happy and healthy with products including treats, collars and more Columbus, Ohio, 2015-6-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Big Lots is proud to announce the launch of AKC® Select, an exclusive line of pet products featuring the American Kennel Club brand. This new premium line of merchandise, along with our current pet […]

Camp Carroll Commissary, South Korea to reopen on July 14 after an extensive year-long renovation

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-6-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — After an extensive year-long renovation, the Camp Carroll Commissary, South Korea, will reopen July 14 with events including sales promotions, product samplings and drawings for prizes. “Customers who remember the old Quonset hut building that housed the Camp Carroll Commissary will find it hard to believe what they […]

Starbucks COO Kevin Johnson on organization moves ahead of FY16

SEATTLE, 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The following is a message to Starbucks partners from chief operating officer Kevin Johnson on organization moves ahead of FY16: Partners, Our business going into the summer continues to perform well and we are focused on many new and exciting activities including the rollout of Mobile Order and Pay, piloting […]

Starbucks introduced six new Frappuccino flavors this month; voting begins to determine which of the new blended beverages is the fan favorite

SEATTLE, 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Inspired by customers’ love of Frappuccino, Starbucks introduced six new flavors this month. Now voting through the end of this month will determine which of the new blended beverages is the fan favorite. Voting is underway now and continues through June 30th in the Starbucks Frappuccino Flav-Off. Customers may vote for […]

Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz visits historic Charleston church and pledges support for victims’ families

SEATTLE, 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the days following the shooting that took the lives of nine people in a historic Charleston, South Carolina church, a former Starbucks partner wishes he could have had one more big family gathering with his sister. “She was the most kind-hearted person. She called often to remind me […]

Four senior management and finance appointments at The John Lewis Partnership

LONDON, 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership today announces four senior appointments: Patrick Lewis, Managing Director of Partnership Services, to become Group Finance Director Tom Athron, Finance Director of Waitrose, to become Group Development Director Loraine Woodhouse, Acting Group Finance Director, to become Finance Director of Waitrose Bérangère Michel, Director Supply Chain […]

The new co-located John Lewis at home and Waitrose Horsham shops opened at Albion Way in Horsham

LONDON, 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — At 9am this morning, the new co-located John Lewis at home and Waitrose Horsham shops opened their doors to customers for the first time. The 43,000 sq. ft John Lewis, located at Albion Way in Horsham, is the retailer’s 11th ‘at home’ shop and only the second co-located […]

National HIV Testing Day: Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free HIV Testing in more than 150 cities

HIV Testing Events Scheduled at Select Walgreens Locations Over Three Days in the Lead Up to National HIV Testing Day, June 27 DEERFIELD, Ill. & MENLO PARK, Calif., 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day on June 27, Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information […]

Commissaries to serve as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, Jun 1 – Aug 31

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-6-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations. During this campaign, participating installations help collect items most needed by food pantries and then donate them to area food banks. “This marks […]

CBRE Group unveils new online magazine on trends, influences and ideas shaping the world told through the lens of the built environment

Commentary on trends, influences and ideas shaping the world, told through the lens of the built environment Los Angeles, 2015-6-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today unveiled Blueprint, an online magazine dedicated to telling timely and insightful stories about the transformational role real estate plays in the world. Blueprint is an […]

US Foods unveils winning Scoop product line-up that will freshen up menus across the country this summer

Focus on Healthy with 11 Nourish Items; Share the Innovation with #ScoopTalk Rosemont, Ill., 2015-6-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Summer is finally here, and US Foods is unveiling a winning Scoop product line-up that will freshen up menus across the country. From Chef’s Line All Natural Mediterranean Style Mini Beef and Lamb Patties and Patuxent Farms […]

Toys“R”Us completes its new distribution center in Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry, France

State-of-the-Art Distribution Center Combines Three Previous Fulfillment Facilities, Plus New Headquarters for Toys“R”Us, France, into All-Encompassing Support Complex WAYNE, NJ, 2015-6-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced the completion of its new distribution center in Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry, France to support the company’s rapidly expanding e-commerce business throughout the country and in select sections of Europe. […]

Sainsbury’s study: British families bin more than 4.2million tonnes of food every with nutrient rich foods amongst the biggest binned foods

LONDON, 2015-6-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — British families are binning more than 4.2million tonnes of food every year – meaning masses of vital nutrients are going to waste rather than helping to improve the health of the nation. British family diets could benefit from over 60 tonnes of additional vitamins and minerals annually by […]

Game-changing scheme: myWaitrose members can choose the products they’d like to save 20 per cent on

Berkshire, England, 2015-6-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a worldwide first, Waitrose will give its customers the power to pick which groceries they save money on every time they shop whether it’s in a branch or online. The game-changing scheme called ‘Pick Your Own Offers’ puts customers in the driving seat. From today, customers […]

Starbucks successfully delivered an up-leveled food experience with the roll-out of La Boulange products in its US and Canada stores

SEATTLE, 2015-6-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food is a key element of Starbucks growth strategy to create new occasions to visit stores, and the company has seen tremendous response to these efforts since the acquisition of La Boulange. In the most recent quarter, (Q2 FY15) food delivered growth of 16 percent year-over-year and contributed […]

The 12-year joint initiative between Starbucks Canada and PCRS on track to graduate 100 disconnected and disadvantaged B.C. youth this year

VANCOUVER, B.C., 2015-6-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week 10 B.C. youth have taken the next step in their journey toward building better futures as they successfully graduated from the Baristas training program. The 12-year joint initiative between Starbucks Canada and Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is on track to graduate 100 disconnected and disadvantaged […]

Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay expands to stores in 21 more states in the southern and central United States

SEATTLE, 2015-6-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay, which began as a pilot in Portland in December 2014 and launched in the Pacific Northwest in March 2015, is expanding to stores in 21 more states in the southern and central United States today. Store managers say it helps partners provide customers one more […]

REWE und PENNY spenden über 35 Tonnen Lebensmittel für die Augsburger Tafel

Augsburg, Germany, 2015-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Im Vorfeld des 21. Bundestafeltreffens (11. bis 13. Juni) hat sich die Augsburger Tafel die Stadtwette „Stramme Waden für die Augsburger Tafel“ ausgedacht. In deren Rahmen waren am 20. Mai 2015 alle Augsburger aufgerufen, binnen sechs Stunden die 57 Stufen der Eisenberg-Treppe so oft wie möglich zu erklimmen. […]

CVS Health to acquire Target’s pharmacy and clinic businesses for approximately $1.9 billion

CVS Health and Target to offer best-in-class pharmacy and medical clinic services to Target guests and plan to develop Target stores that include CVS/pharmacy Transaction will expand CVS Health’s retail presence in new markets and enhance Target’s wellness offerings Woonsocket, RI and Minneapolis, MN, 2015-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) and Target Corporation […]

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. grants equity inducement award to Andrew Drexler in connection with the commencement of his employment

PLANO, Texas, 2015-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In accordance with the New York Stock Exchange rules regarding equity inducement awards, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) announced that on June 11, 2015, an equity inducement award of 78,358 stock options and 31,437 restricted stock units (RSUs) was granted to Andrew Drexler, the Company’s Senior Vice […]

Meijer opens new supercenter on Detroit’s northwest side

New 200,000-square-foot neighborhood store located at the site of former Redford High School GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Continuing its investment in Detroit, Meijer opened a new supercenter today on the city’s northwest side. The nearly 200,000-square-foot store is located near the Old Redford and Brightmoor neighborhoods and provides local residents the […]