Walgreens: Get a Shot. Give a Shot kicks off its third and most comprehensive campaign

Third year of program enables Walgreens customers to help protect millions of children in developing countries from polio and measles DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the last two years, Walgreens has helped to provide 7 million life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries through the Get a Shot. Give a Shot® […]

METRO GROUP launches its official flagship store exclusively on Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global platform

The two companies establish strategic partnership to expand their e-commerce endeavors  in China METRO GROUP opens cross-border e-shop on Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global platform offering German goods to Chinese consumers METRO GROUP and Alibaba Group to explore further collaboration opportunities in sourcing, supply chain and big data Düsseldorf, Germany, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO […]

New Starbucks reusable cups designed by baristas available now in participating US and Canada Starbucks® stores

SEATTLE, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Monarch butterflies spread their wings. Stars dance on a midnight sky. Fall flowers reach for the last rays of sunshine. These three distinct images on Starbucks reusable cups were designed by baristas who won the first White Cup Contest for partners (employees). The new cups are available now, […]

Starbucks Food team’s director Ellie Halevy: fall is one of the top seasons for bakery items at Starbucks

SEATTLE, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — What makes fall food and beverages taste so good? Nancy Kershner, the renowned pastry chef behind the creation of Starbucks® fall bakery favorites, says it’s all about comfort. “In fall, we think of ingredients such as pumpkin, cream cheese, cinnamon, crunchy pecans, brown sugar, honey and butter. These […]

Starbucks and the Seattle Seahawks to offer a limited-edition gift card

SEATTLE, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ —  For the third season, Starbucks and the Seattle Seahawks are teaming up to offer a limited-edition gift card. This year’s design features the sleek outline of the Seahawks logo on a navy blue card, accented by the familiar number 12 and Starbucks siren on a neon green background […]

Tesco sees record sales of UK cherries compared with what it sold in 2014

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — British cherry growers are on course for their most productive season for over 30 years, latest industry figures can reveal. Since the start of the British cherry season in May growers have produced 2682 tonnes – an uplift of 80 per cent on the 1488 tonnes produced […]

Carrefour’s Ooshop.com partnering the 19th Parisienne race

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ooshop.com, Carrefour’s online home delivery online sales website, is partnering the 19th Parisienne race and is helping to organise this famous women-only athletics event. Ooshop.com will therefore be welcoming all the runners at its stand in Paris on 11, 12 and 13 September. For more than 16 years […]

Carrefour sponsored the sixth edition of one the largest cycling events in Latin America

BRAZIL, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour was a sponsor of the sixth edition of one the largest cycling events in Latin America as part of its program, launched this year, to encourage the sport, in line with Carrefour’s support of cycling events elsewhere. The event took place in the cities of Angra dos […]

Carrefour China opens new store in the city of Lixin

LIXIN, China, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — On August 28th, Carrefour China inaugurated a new store in the city of Lixin in the province of Anhui in the West of the Country. The Carrefour Lixin Renmin Road hypermarket extends over a sales area of 6,240 sqm. The store has 25 cashiers as well as […]

Amazon.com’s Prime Now customers in Seattle can now enjoy delivery from local restaurants

Amazon’s Prime Now service in Seattle will deliver food from local restaurants, including Cactus, Wild Ginger, Skillet, Marination Station, Re:public, Café Yumm!, Ten Mercer, Mamnoon and many more Free delivery for a limited time on all restaurant orders SEATTLE, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Prime Now customers in Seattlecan […]

Sears Holdings entered into a binding term sheet for a five-year agreement with Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears Holdings Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced that it has been in discussions with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) with respect to the Company’s rights offering and sale-leaseback transaction with Seritage Growth Properties, a recently formed, independent publicly traded real estate investment trust, which […]

Macy’s New Off-Price Pilot Stores Debut in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island

New Off-Price Pilot Stores Debut in Three New York City Metro Area Locations NEW YORK, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s (NYSE:M) debuts its new off-price retail brand, Macy’s Backstage, today, raising the curtain simultaneously on three New York City metro area stores opening in Brooklyn,Queens and Long Island, with three more slated to open in […]

S Group: SOK begin statutory labour negotiations to enhance the efficiency of its Department Store and Speciality Store Chain Management organisation

HELSINKI, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — SOK is beginning statutory labour negotiations to enhance the efficiency of its Department Store and Speciality Store Chain Management organisation. The negotiations may lead to a maximum of 25 employees being made redundant. In accordance with the competition strategy determined for S Group’s consumer goods trade in 2014, […]

Kesko: biogas from biowaste collected from stores will be used as energy to manufacture new Pirkka products

Kesko’s grocery trade, Gasum, Myllyn Paras and Wursti have entered into cooperation where biogas produced from biowaste collected from retail stores will be utilised as energy in the manufacture of new Pirkka products. HELSINKI, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the initial stage, two manufacturers of Kesko’s own-brand Pirkka products – Myllyn Paras and […]

John Lewis seeks 3,000 temporary Partners ahead of the busiest shopping period of the year

LONDON, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis is searching for over 3,000 temporary Partners (staff) to fill roles across the retail and distribution arms of the business, ahead of the busiest shopping period of the year. The retailer is recruiting new Partners to assist customers in its 44 branches as they get ready […]

Candidates can now apply for John Lewis Partnership’s 2016/17 industrial placement schemes

LONDON, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership has announced the details of five industrial placement schemes for 2016/17, with candidates able to apply from 1 September 2015. The five schemes are for students taking a year out from university to gain workplace skills and experience, and offer a unique insight and […]

Bill Wolff named executive producer of Chelsea Handler’s new series premiering in all Netflix territories in 2016

Beverly Hills, Calif., 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bill Wolff has been named executive producer of Chelsea Handler’s radical refresh of the talk show for the global on-demand generation, premiering in all Netflix territories in 2016 for all members to enjoy however and whenever they like. It was also announced today that the show will […]

Sainsbury’s opens applications for its horticultural and agricultural apprenticeship

LONDON, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is calling on young adults to consider a career in farming as it opens applications for its horticultural and agricultural apprenticeship programme this September. Research reveals that over a third of 16-24 year olds match the criteria for a modern day career in farming The industry will […]

IKEA and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall VYSSA SPELEVINK crib mattress

IKEA urges customers who have a VYSSA SPELEVINK crib mattress to immediately stop using it and return it to any IKEA store for a full refund. Conshohocken, PA, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — This recall is launched in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). After testing, the VYSSA SPELEVINK mattress has shown […]

H&M partners with Humane Society International to improve animal welfare in the fashion and beauty industry

Animal welfare is important to H&M and our ambition is to improve animal welfare in our supply chain and in our industry. To help us succeed with this bold ambition we have decided to also partner with the well-known animal welfare organization, Humane Society International. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — An essential […]

Andris Vilcmeieris succeeds Jelena Kondrašova as CEO MAXIMA

Vilnius, Lithuania, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — MAXIMA GRUPĖ, controlling retail stores in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, and Bulgaria, announced today that, after having headed MAXIMA Latvia for almost two years, Jelena Kondrašova takes leave to further pursue her career in Akropolis LV. In her new position as Member of the Board she will work with […]

BRC-KPMG: Non-Food online sales in UK grew 6.5% in August vs a year earlier

– Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 6.5% in August versus a year earlier, when it had risen by 19.8% over the previous year, the strongest growth of 2014. This represents the slowest online growth since April 2013. – In August 2015, online sales represented 17.2% of total Non-Food sales, against 16.3% […]

British Retail Consortium: better news for food sales this August with a clear improvement compared with July

UK retail sales decreased 1.0% on a like-for-like basis from August 2014, when they had increased 1.3% on the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 0.1%, against a 2.7% rise in August 2014. In the three months to August, total Food sales were up 0.3%. The twelve-month average total Food growth turned […]

Federated Co-operatives Limited will provide $500,000 for the Edwards School of Business Co-operative Education Program

Saskatoon, Canada, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thanks to generous support from Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), business students at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will have more opportunities to gain valuable work experience while completing their degree. Over the next five years, FCL will provide $500,000 for the Edwards School of Business […]

RILA objectes DOL’s proposal to change workforce classification regulations

Proposed Rule Undermines Important Employee Benefits And Creates Enormous Burdens For Employers Arlington, VA, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​In comments submitted today to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) strenuously objected to the proposal to change workforce classification regulations. Specifically, the proposal would change the rules by which employees […]