Abigail Kroon from Starbucks coffee development team created her first Starbucks Reserve® blend with the new Starbucks Reserve® Paradeisi Blend No. 1

SEATTLE, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Starbucks opened its first store more than 40 years ago, it brought customers fresh-roasted coffee that showcased the unique qualities of different growing regions from around the world. Customers could explore the terroir, the story of the places where the coffee is grown, and learn about the people who […]

US Teavana stores to offer complimentary “flight” or samples of cider-inspired teas during weekends Sep 12 – Oct 18

SEATTLE, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the past several years, there has been a surge in the popularity of hard ciders. Teavana’s innovative take on this trend includes loose leaf teas inspired by cider and infused with spices and dried fruits. “There has been a revival of the American tradition of producing hard […]

Tesco donated 2,256,471 bowls of cereal to children at Magic Breakfast clubs during 2014/15 school year

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Children at Magic Breakfast clubs enjoyed a whopping 2,256,471 bowls of Tesco cereal during the school year 2014/15, the first year of the supermarket’s charity partnership with Magic Breakfast. Magic Breakfast provides free, healthy breakfasts to more than 22,000 children in the UK who arrive at school too […]

Carrefour becomes the first major retailer to offer its customers an online virtual fitting service

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — As September gets under way, Carrefour continues to break new ground and has just become the first major retailer to offer its customers an online virtual fitting service. A new technology recently developed by start-up company Fitle and adopted by Carrefour for the launch of its new TEX […]

The Carrefour group involved in a global initiative to reduce CO2 emissions

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour group is involved in a global initiative to reduce CO2 emissions, with the aim of contributing to keep global warming below 2°C. The Group has set a target of reducing emissions in its stores between now and 2025 by 40% compared with their 2010 levels. It […]

Macy’s raised $3.5 million through its annual “Shop For A Cause” campaign in support of charities nationwide

Macy’s helps March of Dimes® and thousands of local charities raise funds through annual shopping event MIAMI, FL, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — In support of March of Dimes and more than 4,000 charities nationwide, Macy’s raised more than $3.5 million through its annual “Shop For A Cause” campaign, which took place onSaturday, August 29. Volunteers […]

DHL Express to make 250-300 DHL service points at K-Group’s food stores and building and home improvement stores in Finland

DHL Express and the K-Group have signed a cooperation agreement which will make 250-300 DHL service points available at the K-Group’s food stores and building and home improvement stores in different parts of Finland. HELSINKI, FINLAND, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — DHL Express and the K-Group have signed an agreement on large scale service point […]

Home Retail Group CEO on Q2 results: Argos improved sales; Homebase performed well across its peak trading season

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer, today updates on the trading of its second financial quarter, covering the 13 weeks to 29 August 2015. John Walden, Chief Executive of Home Retail Group, commented: “Argos delivered an improved sales performance in the second […]

John Lewis Partnership plc 1H-2015 Interim results: Solid first half for the Partnership in a difficult market

LONDON, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Unaudited condensed Interim Financial Statements for the half year ended 1 August 2015 Solid first half for the Partnership in a difficult market Financial Summary Waitrose John Lewis Partnership £m YoY Change £m YoY Change £m YoY Change Gross sales 3,180.8 1.1% 1,935.8 3.8% 5,116.6 2.1% LFL sales(1) […]

Waitrose’s Pick Your Own Offers initiative proved a success with 700,000 customers signing up in just three months

Waitrose boosts scheme with hundreds of extra products LONDON, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — ‘Pick Your Own Offers’, the game-changing initiative from Waitrose, has proved a success with 700,000 customers signing up to the scheme in just three months, with more products now being added to the offer. The ground-breaking scheme gives customers the […]

LVMH: Le Bon Marché’s annual autumn cultural theme features Brooklyn and its “Makers”

PARIS, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following last year’s spotlight on Japan, Le Bon Marché’s annual autumn cultural theme features Brooklyn and its “Makers”. The Makers are a new generation of designer-entrepreneurs who have redefined the entire New York scene over the last decade. Now their inventive energy is being exported to the Left […]

LVMH: Chaumet’s new high jewelry collection pays tribute to Empress Joséphine

PARIS, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chaumet’s new high jewelry collection pays tribute to Empress Joséphine, for whom the House designed some of its most exquisite pieces after her marriage to Napoléon in 1796.  A graceful collection inspired by Joséphine’s love of nature. Born and raised amidst the lush landscapes of Martinique, Joséphine acquired a […]

EROSKI arranca una campaña para recaudar fondos para proyectos de UNICEF ante la crisis de Siria

Los clientes podrán sumar su donación a los fondos aportados por la Fundación EROSKI con un objetivo de donación en torno a los 75.000 euros Los fondos recaudados irán destinados a proteger los derechos de los niños y niñas afectadas por el conflicto de Siria, proporcionando suministros de emergencia, agua potable, servicios de salud, educación […]

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. to sell approximately $1.7 billion notes

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) announced today it has agreed to sell $250 million of Floating Rate Notes due 2018, $750 million of 3.375% Notes due 2025 and $750 million of 4.375% Notes due 2045. Estimated net proceeds from this offering will be approximately $1.7 billion, after deducting […]

Michaels Companies recognized 14 recipients of its Vendor and Supply Chain Partner of the Year Awards

Top Partners Recognized at Annual Partner Conference IRVING, Texas, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Michaels Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIK), the world’s largest arts and crafts specialty retailer, recognized 14 recipients of its Vendor and Supply Chain Partner of the Year Awards at the company’s annual partner conference in Dallas on Wednesday, Sept. 9. “These […]

H&M included to Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for the first time

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M has been included to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for the first time and the World Index for the fourth consecutive year. The Dow Jones Sustainability indices list the most sustainable companies based on an extensive annual assessment conducted by independent asset managers from […]

H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB to present 9-month results for 2015 at press conference on Thursday 24 September

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB presents the nine-month results for 2015 at a press conference on Thursday 24 September at 9.30 CET. There will also be a telephone conference in English at 14.00 CET the same day. The nine-month results for the period 1 December […]

British Land won 2015 Gold Award for reporting in line with EPRA Sustainability Best Practices Recommendations sBPR

LONDON, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Sep 10, 2015), British Land is delighted to announce that it has won a 2015 Gold Award for reporting in line with the EPRA Sustainability Best Practices Recommendations sBPR. This is the fourth year in a row that British Land has achieved Gold in these awards which […]

The Home Depot® to launch its 5th-annual Celebration of Service focused on improving the homes and lives of US military veterans

Customers Invited to Join in the Service Campaign through Social Media – The Home Depot Foundation to Donate $1 to Veterans’ Causes for Each Tweet, Instagram and Facebook Share, Up to $1 Million ATLANTA, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, The Home Depot® activates its army of associate volunteers to launch the company’s fifth-annual […]

Unibail-Rodamco to develop alternative project on the site of the Phare Tower in La Défense district (Paris region)

Paris, Amsterdam, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Unibail-Rodamco announces it has signed an agreement with the EPADESA (The Public Development Authority La Défense Seine Arche) for the development of an alternative project on the site of the Phare Tower in La Défense district (Paris region). A partnership has been entered into between the Group […]

NRF called on Congress to pass legislation to reverse NLRB ruling on joint employer definition

WASHINGTON, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today called on Congress to pass legislation introduced this week that would reverse a recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that significantly broadens the definition of a joint employer, saying the move would unfairly make companies that work with franchise locations or subcontractors responsible […]

NRF, University of Phoenix named the 20 Dream BIG Scholarship recipients for 2015

WASHINGTON, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation and University of Phoenix have named the 20 Dream BIG Scholarship recipients for 2015 whose dreams to further their education will now become a reality. The recipients – all current retail employees – were selected out of hundreds of applicants from more than 75 […]

NRF: Import cargo volume expected to increase 1.2 percent this month as retailers head toward the holiday season

WASHINGTON, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.2 percent this month over the same time last year as retailers head toward the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett […]

Delhaize Group one of only three retailers in Europe included in DJSI for the Food and Staples Retailing sector

Inclusion in the DJSI confirms Delhaize Group’s leadership in the Food and Staples Retailing Sector. BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group is proud to announce its inclusion in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), a leading benchmark for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios. The Belgian international supermarket operator […]

Ahold included in Food & Staples Retailing industry group in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI)

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold was included in the Food & Staples Retailing industry group in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the 7th consecutive year today. This demonstrates its commitment to responsible retailing. Ahold received a top score in supply chain management and raw materials sourcing, and also performed […]

BRC Helen Dickinson on BRC-NIELSEN AUGUST 2015 SHOP PRICE INDEX: Shop prices fell by 1.4 as a result of intense competition and falling commodity prices

Overall shop prices reported deflation of 1.4% in August unchanged from July. Food reported annual inflation of 0.2%, up marginally from the 0.1% rise in July 2015. On a 12-month average basis, the Shop Price Index reported deflation of 1.7%. Non-food deflation accelerated further to 2.4% from 2.3% in July. LONDON, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail […]

US Foods kicks off its first annual Food Fanatics Awards to recognize the heart and soul of the $709 billion restaurant industry

New Contest Recognizes Most Dedicated and Passionate People in the Restaurant Industry Rosemont, Ill., 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Sep 09, 2015), US Foods kicks off its first annual Food Fanatics Awards, a one-of-a-kind program that recognizes the heart and soul of the $709 billion restaurant industry.  The Awards program launched this week with a […]

RILA: VISA acknowledged that a staggering number of magnetic “swipe” cards have not been replaced with new cards

Arlington, VA, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — As retailers spend billions to upgrade their point of sale terminals to accept new “chip” cards before the October 1st liability shift deadline, the nation’s largest card network acknowledged that a staggering number of magnetic “swipe” cards have not been replaced with new cards. The most recent numbers announced […]

Zara’s online store opens in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Arteixo, Spain, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zara’s online store opens today, September 9, in Hong Kong. The brand also offers online shopping in Taiwan since last week. Zara’s online store opens today, September 9, in Hong Kong. The brand also offers online shopping in Taiwan since last week. Both websites, www.zara.com/hk and www.zara.com/tw offer online shoppers the […]

Forever 21 debuts their Fall 2015 collection globally

LOS, ANGELES, CA, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forever 21, one of the most recognized and largest independent fashion retailers in the world debuts their Fall 2015 collection globally and celebrates the uniqueness is us all through the tagline, ‘It’s All About You, Forever You.’ Photographed by Dan Jackson and styled by George Cortina, […]