Whole Foods Market, Inc. launches its new streamlined, value-focused brand: 365 by Whole Foods Market

Announces president of new smaller footprint, quality-meets-value stores opening in 2016 AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-6-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) today announced the name of its new streamlined, value-focused brand: 365 by Whole Foods Market. Slated to begin opening in 2016, the new stores will offer convenience and everyday low prices on […]

CarMax opens 15,000 square-feet store in Warwick, its first in Rhode Island

Company Celebrates with Community Donations RICHMOND, Virginia, 2015-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, officially opened its first store in Rhode Island located at 153 Bald Hill Road in Warwick. The store is more than 15,000 square-feet, occupies more than 8 acres and stocks more than 300 […]

SPAR UK won the 2015 NACS Insight European Technology Implementation Award, sponsored by Verifone Inc.

​LONDON, 2015-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR UK has won the 2015 NACS Insight European Technology Implementation Award, sponsored by Verifone Inc. The award was presented during the NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe in London on June 11. The award recognizes SPAR UK for excellence in the implementation of innovative and outstanding IT solutions […]

Musgrave Group won the 2015 NACS Insight European Sustainability Retailer of the Year Award sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company

LONDON, 2015-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Musgrave Group has won the 2015 NACS Insight European Sustainability Retailer of the Year Award, sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. The award was presented during the NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe awards dinner in London on June 11. The award recognizes Cork, Ireland-based Musgrave Group for its leadership in […]

Topaz Re.Store concept won the NACS Insight 2015 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award

​LONDON, 2015-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz has won the NACS Insight 2015 International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award for its Re.Store convenience forecourt concept. The award, sponsored by Imperial Tobacco Group, was presented during the NACS Insight Convenience Summit – Europe in London on June 11. With more than 330 locations across the country, […]

Gap Inc. to host investment meeting on June 16, 2015 at its headquarters in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO,  2015-6-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that it will host a meeting for the investment community on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at its headquarters in San Francisco. A live webcast of the presentations will take place from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The following […]

The National Retail Federation comments on votes in the House jeopardizing final congressional approval of Trade Promotion Authority legislation

7 million restaurant and retail jobs in the U.S supported by trade WASHINGTON, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on today’s votes in the House, jeopardizing final congressional approval of Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which provides a legislative […]

ALDI to launch its first stores in Southern California in March 2016; expecting to open 25 stores before July 2016

ALDI to Open Approximately 45 Stores and Create More Than 1,100 Quality Jobs by End of 2016 Batavia, Ill., 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — ALDI, the nation’s low-price grocery leader*, today announced it will launch its first stores in Southern California in March 2016, expecting to open approximately 25 stores before July 2016. Additionally, by […]

John Lewis to expand partnerships with Joe & The Juice and Rossopomodoro

LONDON, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has announced it will be expanding its in-store food experiences by developing further partnerships with Joe & The Juice and Rossopomodoro, to introduce ten further restaurants across its shops within the next year. As well as the permanent sites, the two brands will have pop-up outlets […]

Sainsbury’s Brand Director Judith Batchelar awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours list

Director of Sainsbury’s Brand has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours list, published today LONDON, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Judith has been Director of Sainsbury’s brand for 10 years and is responsible for all aspects of Sainsbury’s product offer – from policy formation on aspects such as Animal Welfare, Ethical and […]

Canada-based Hudson’s Bay Company to acquire Metro’s department store group GALERIA Kaufhof and its Belgian subsidiary Inno for €2.825 billion

Creates a Global Platform, Positioning HBC for Future Growth in Europe Transaction Value of €2.825 Billion Agreed, Including the Assumption of Certain Liabilities HBC Plans to Work with GALERIA Kaufhof’s Existing Management Team to Further Strengthen Offerings to Consumers Agreement Includes Extensive Commitments to Maintain Employment Levels and Store Count, GALERIA Kaufhof to Remain Headquartered […]

Starbucks scored 100 out of 100 on a new Disability Equality Index survey

SEATTLE, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks scored 100 out of 100 on a new Disability Equality Index survey, a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the U.S. Business Leadership Network. The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to receive […]

Toys“R”Us Q1 2015 Lenders and Note Investors Conference Call scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WAYNE, NJ, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. is pleased to announce that its first quarter 2015 Lenders and Note Investors Conference Call to discuss the financial results of Toys“R”Us, Inc., Toys“R”Us – Delaware, Inc., and Toys“R”Us Property Company II, LLC has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Participation in […]

Seattle Seahawks players try out corporate jobs at Starbucks as part of the Seahawks job shadow program

SEATTLE, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Trailing the Green Bay Packers 16-0 late in the third quarter of last season’s NFC Championship Game, the Seattle Seahawks pulled out a do-or-die trick play that hinged on a little-known rookie named Garry Gilliam. As the two teams lined up for a field goal attempt, capping yet another […]

Scottish Retail Consortium responds to the Commission on Local Tax Reform

LONDON, 2015-6-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The SRC has submitted a written response to the Commission on Local Tax Reform. The SRC is ‘open’ to council tax being replaced or reformed but wants to see any major changes or alternative system underpinned by support for consumer confidence and subject to a robust and convincing […]

BRC/SPRINGBOARD FOOTFALL AND VACANCIES MONITOR: Footfall in May was 1.0% lower than a year ago, down from the 0.8% fall in April

– Footfall in May was 1.0% lower than a year ago, down from the 0.8% fall in April. This was below the three-month average of -0.5. – Both High Streets and Shopping Centres reported a decline, falling 1.5% and 2.0% respectively. – Footfall in out-of-town locations fared the best with a 1.4% increase year-on-year, an […]

Teavana celebrates National Iced Tea Day month with Iced Tea Happy Hour from June 11-14

SEATTLE, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Teavana, a leader in high-quality loose leaf teas and beverages, is celebrating National Iced Tea Day month an Iced Tea Happy Hour from June 11-14. “Tea is on the rise across America, with iced tea now the most consumed beverage at lunch time. In our Starbucks stores where Teavana […]

Seafair personalities to visit Starbucks® locations throughout the Seattle area every Wednesday from June 17 through July 29

SEATTLE, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the next few months in Seattle, a king and queen will be crowned. Pirates and clowns will make mischief in local parades. And, hydroplanes will race across Lake Washington. As those who reside in the Emerald City know, it’s time for Seafair, the region’s premier summer festival. […]

Walgreens and MDLIVE announce an expansion of its telehealth platform to users in Colorado, Illinois and Washington

Customers in Colorado, Washington and Illinois gain access to MDLIVE’s virtual doctor service through Walgreens mobile app and online telehealth platform Walgreens plans to expand telehealth platform to 25 states by end of year DEERFIELD, Ill. & SUNRISE, Fla., 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens, in collaboration with MDLIVE, the nation’s leading provider of […]

Kesko: Intersport becomes main partner of Finland’s national cross country skiing team

HELSINKI, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intersport Finland Ltd and the Finnish Ski Association have signed a multi-year cooperation contract which makes Intersport the main partner of the national cross country skiing team. The cooperation between Finland’s leading sports trade chain and the national skiing team preparing for the home World Championships will provide […]

AB Acquisition LLC announces the appointment of Mark Panzer as SVP of Pharmacy, Health & Wellness

BOISE, ID, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — AB Acquisition LLC, parent company of Albertson’s LLC, New Albertson’s, Inc., and Safeway Inc. (collectively Albertsons) announced today that Mark Panzer has been named Senior Vice President of Pharmacy, Health & Wellness, overseeing the company’s 1,760 pharmacies in 34 states across the country. Panzer replaces Darren Singer, who has […]

CarMax 2015 Used Car Shopping Report: Nissan Altima the No. 1 choice for used car shoppers for the second year in a row

Second annual CarMax Used Car Shopping Report reveals popular add-on and upgrade features Richmond, VA, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Nissan Altima was the No. 1 choice for used car shoppers at CarMax for the second year in a row, according to the company’s 2015Used Car Shopping Report published today. Data from the nation’s […]

CarMax to provide customers with VIN-specific recall information prior to sale

CarMax Provides Consumers with Information About Open Recalls Prior to Sale Richmond, VA, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax was founded to fundamentally change the way Americans buy used cars. For more than 20 years, CarMax has dedicated itself to providing customers with a straightforward, transparent car-buying experience that is based on integrity. Drivers […]

NACS survey: Nearly three in five consumers expect gas prices will go up over the next 30 days

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — A majority of consumers expect gas prices will continue to rise during June, a period in which gas prices tend to moderate or even fall after the completion of the annual spring transition to summer-blend fuel. Nearly three in five consumers (59%) expect gas prices will go up […]

Dunkin’ Donuts continues its expansion in Kansas with the opening of three new locations at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

DUNKIN’ DONUTS CONTINUES NON-TRADITIONAL EXPANSION IN KANSAS CANTON, MA, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the opening of one new Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant and two new Dunkin’ Donuts Express locations at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. A joint venture led by franchise group […]

The National Grocers Association congratulates 41 grocery executives on their completion of the 2015 Executive Leadership Development Program

Arlington, VA, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) congratulated 41 grocery executives on their completion of the 2015 Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). The 2015 ELDP course was held May 31 – June 4, at Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York. “As the new generation of grocery executives take on leadership […]

The National Grocers Association releases statement on passage of Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Legislation

Arlington, VA, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) released the following statement from NGA President and CEO Peter J. Larkin commending passage by the House of H.R. 2393, the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Amendments Act of 2015, sponsored by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX). In 2002, mandatory COOL […]

Wegmans Food Markets delivers truckload of 18,317 pounds of non-perishable food at the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

FREDERICKSBURG, VA, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ —  On Thursday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m., a truckload of 18,467 pounds of non-perishable food will arrive at the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank from our friends at Wegmans Food Markets just in time to help fill the shelves for our partner agencies as they get ready for the increased […]

Whole Foods Market recognized with Good Sow Commendation and Global Good Egg Award from Compassion in World Farming

Compassion in World Farming Honors Whole Foods Market® with two Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards Austin, Texas, 2015-6-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) has been recognized with a Good Sow Commendation and a Global Good Egg Award from Compassion in World Farming, for the company’s animal welfare practices. “Whole Foods Market is […]

Associated Retail Operations donates $85,000 to Utah Food Bank to fight childhood hunger

Kid-friendly food donation to help pantries during summer months WHO:  Utah Food Bank and Associated Retail Operations (Macey’s, Dan’s Market, Fresh Market, Dick’s Market, Lin’s Market.) WHAT: ARO team members will be assembling summer pantry orders containing kid-friendly items to aide local food pantries. The food items are a part of an $85 thousand dollar donation […]