Taco Bell drops the drive-thru and opens its kitchen as the brand expands into urban markets

Taco Bell Cantina Restaurants to Open in Chicago and San Francisco; New Design Offers Local Feel, Shared Appetizers and Alcohol Options Irvine, Calif., 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taco Bell is dropping the drive-thru, opening its kitchens and using technology to create a new experience as the brand expands into urban markets. The new design focuses […]

Successful completion of the first Starbucks Inclusion Academy that helps individuals with disabilities gain meaningful work experience

Together with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, National Organization on Disability and Crispus Attucks Association, Starbucks Inclusion Academy Program Provides Individuals with Disabilities an Opportunity to Gain Work Experience at its Roasting Plant in York, Pennsylvania Inclusion Academy Program is Part of Starbucks National Initiative to Create Pathways to Opportunity […]

Starbucks White Cup Contests launches in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

SEATTLE, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The third in a line of Starbucks White Cup Contests launches today, this time for partners (employees) in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “Our region includes 36 markets and is growing all of the time,” said Victoria Cornwall, partner communications manager, Starbucks EMEA. “This contest is a […]

Starbucks Foundation donates to three non-profit organizations supporting refugees throughout Europe

SEATTLE, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of Starbucks commitment to help the communities it serves, the Starbucks Foundation today announced donations to three non-profit organizations supporting refugees throughout Europe. Instability and conflict has produced the largest group of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced persons since World War II, according to the United […]

Carrefour Brazil opens new hypermarket in the state of Espírito Santo in the south of the country

BRAZIL, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last Thursday 10 September, Carrefour Brazil opened a new hypermarket in the state of Espírito Santo in the south of the country. This “new generation” hypermarket offers 20,000 items, of which 1200 are local products, 200 are Carrefour Quality Line products and 1400 are Carrefour own-brand products. The new […]

Macy’s Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with celebrity guests Mario Lopez, Don Omar and Angel Merino

In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Macy’s brings together “Los Influyentes” Mario Lopez, Don Omar andAngel Merino at six stores nationwide for inspiring discussions on pop culture, music and beauty NEW YORK, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), Macy’s (NYSE:M) celebrates Hispanic and Latino culture and […]

Amazon Fire TV now with more channels, apps, and games than any other streaming media player

Popular new titles include AT&T U-Verse, HBO NOW, Pac Man 256, Orbitz, Quiplash, Tastemade, and Tennis Channel Everywhere; FOX NOW, FXNOW, Poker Central, and Turner Classic Movies coming soon Pluto TV and Sling TV report that Fire TV devices rank at the top for customer engagement Fire TV’s integrated voice search continues to expand—now includes […]

Amazon announced the 5 finalists of the Second Annual Indie Literary Contest for Spanish-language authors

More than 1,200 authors from 37 countries participated using Kindle Direct Publishing The winning Spanish-language book will have the opportunity to be published globally in print by La Esfera de los Libros, in audio with Audible and translated into English and published globally by AmazonCrossing in digital, print and audio formats SEATTLE, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail […]

Sears Holdings: Tom Park appointed president Kenmore, Craftsman & DieHard business unit

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced the appointment of Tom Park as president, Kenmore, Craftsman & DieHard, the company’s iconic brands business unit. Park most recently served as the vice president and general manager of the Linksys division of Belkin International where he has held various […]

Netflix will be the global home of the upcoming Anime series AJIN: Demi–Human

The 13 Episode Series will Premiere on Netflix Around the World in 2016 Beverly Hills, Calif., 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Netflix and Polygon Pictures together announce the world’s leading Internet TV network will be the global home of the upcoming Anime series, AJIN: Demi–Human. Netflix members in Japan will be able to watch each […]

Marks & Spencer recalls Twist & Turn Rattle due to manufacturing fault

LONDON, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The following product is being recalled by Marks & Spencer (M&S): Product: Product Code:  On sale dates: Price: Twist & Turn Rattle  T79/02784/5970 November 2014 – July 2015 £12 M&S has established that some of the rattles pictured have been affected by a manufacturing fault. Whilst no injuries have […]

H&M group’s sales in August increased by 1 percent vs the same month last year

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M group’s sales in August increased by 1 percent vs the same month last year August 2015 The H&M group’s sales including VAT increased by 1 percent in local currencies in August 2015 compared to the same month last year. Sales in August were negatively affected by the […]

Drive-in restaurants chain Sonic reports system-wide same-store sales for its fiscal 2015 of 7.3%

Same-Store Sales Growth for the Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2015 Was 4.9% Fourth Fiscal Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call Date Announced OKLAHOMA CITY, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced system-wide same-store sales for its fiscal 2015 of 7.3%. Same-store sales growth reflected an increase of approximately […]

British Land and Oxford Properties announce two new lettings at The Leadenhall Building in London

British Land and Oxford Properties announce today two new lettings at The Leadenhall Building to global energy company Petredec and Fidelis Insurance. LONDON, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Petredec, which buys, sells and distributes Liquefied Petroleum Gas, has selected The Leadenhall Building as the location for its European headquarters. The company has signed a […]

NRF’s 11th annual Organized Retail Crime Survey: 97% of retailers surveyed have been victim of Organized Retail Crime last year

WASHINGTON, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail loss prevention executives have their hands full, and when it comes to the organized crime gangs that wreak havoc on their stores, their inventory and their bottom line, retailers are getting more aggressive in their efforts to fight the $30 billion problem. According to the National Retail […]

US Foods brings more than 20 new innovative Items to customers with the newest edition of The Scoop

Grass-Fed Burgers, Cuban Pork Roast and Iced Latte Concentrate Among the More than 20 New, Innovative Items in the Fall Scoop Rosemont, Ill., 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods brings bold flavors and delivers insights from its own back of the house operations straight to customers with the newest edition of The Scoop. From unique […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill announced the latest installment of its popular “Cultivating Thought” author series

Participants invited to summarize the essays on Chipotle’s packaging for a chance to win one of 500 Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-readers DENVER, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) today announced the latest installment of its popular “Cultivating Thought” author series, and with it a new online sweepstakes called the Super Short Book […]

Retail Industry Leaders Association introduced its second Retail Energy Management Report

Austin, TX, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) introduced its second Retail Energy Management Report, a resource for companies to compare energy management programs across the industry and identify opportunities for progress. The report was released prior to the opening of RILA’s 2015 Retail Sustainability Conference, now in its […]

Jussi Mikkola becomes Chairman of the Board of Management IIC – INTERSPORT International GmbH

Jussi Mikkola confirmed as Chairman of the IIC Board of Management, Steve Evers elected new Member. Bern, Switzerland, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the beginning of September, the Annual General Meeting of IIC – INTERSPORT International GmbH (IIC) took place in Sweden. On this occasion, Steve Evers (COO of Euretco Holding B.V.) was unanimously elected as […]

CarMax signs new partnership with NFL’s reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots

Company to Honor Local Heroes Through Bright Side of Game Day Promotion at 2015 Patriots Regular Season Home Games BOSTON, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, today announced a new partnership with the National Football League’s reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. As part of the multi-year […]

CarMax announced new partnerships with three top NFL and NCAA teams

Company Teams Up with New England Patriots and Minnesota Golden Gophers; Expands Relationship with Denver Broncos RICHMOND, VA., 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, today announced new partnerships with three top NFL and NCAA teams. As part of new multi-year sponsorship agreements, CarMax is now the […]

Kimco Realty named to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

Designation follows recent recognition from the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corporation (NYSE: KIM) is pleased to announce that it has been named to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI), effective September 21. The company is the only open-air shopping center REIT […]

NACS Consumer Fuels Survey: lower gas prices have not significantly altered consumer behavior or attitudes about the state of the economy

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — While two in three American drivers (67%) report that gas prices are falling, lower gas prices have not significantly altered consumer behavior or attitudes about the state of the economy, according to the latest Consumer Fuels Survey results released by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Although […]

Intershop client 4Care GmbH wins 2015 Shop Usability Award with its online store Lensbest.de

Jena, Germany, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Another Intershop client has just celebrated a significant award. Following the success of Mister Spex at the 2015 ECMOD Direct Commerce Award in June, on September 10 4Care GmbH scored a win at the 8th Shop Usability Awards ceremony in the Wellness, Beauty and Health category with its online […]

Tim Grace appointed Executive VP Global Chief Talent Officer Toys“R”Us

WAYNE, NJ, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. announced that it has named Tim Grace as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Talent Officer, effective today. In this role, Mr. Grace will oversee all global human resources functions, including organizational design, talent acquisition, succession planning, learning, change management and labor and employee relations, as well as […]

Seafood Steamer now available at Sobeys’ Seafood Service Counters across the country

Now seafood is simple; Sobeys’ new meal solution takes the mess and guesswork out of preparing seafood STELLARTON, NS, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys has simplified seafood preparation with the launch of the Seafood Steamer, a new innovation now available at Sobeys’ Seafood Service Counters across the country. Addressing some of the common concerns Canadians […]

Lisa A. Payne to transition Taubman’s CFO role to Simon J. Leopold, Treasurer and Executive VP Capital Markets

Payne will retain her role as vice chairman of the Board until leaving the company in March 2016 BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) today announced that Lisa A. Payne will transition the company’s chief financial officer role to Treasurer and Executive Vice President, Capital Markets, Simon J. Leopold, […]

CBRE Group included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for 2nd year in a row

Los Angeles, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the second year in a row. This prestigious index recognizes corporations demonstrating leadership on environmental, social and governance issues. CBRE is the only commercial real estate services and […]

CBL & Associates Properties appoints Chris Bursch as VP Information Technology

Chattanooga, TN, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. today announced the addition of Chris Bursch as Vice President – Information Technology. Mr. Bursch will be responsible for all areas of Information Technology at CBL. “We are pleased to welcome Chris to the CBL team,” said Stephen Lebovitz, President and CEO, CBL […]

Hong Kong: Futuristic new Fortress flagship store opens in Times Square

HONG KONG, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — A futuristic new Fortress flagship store has opened in Times Square, bringing Hong Kong consumers the latest technology from new and trusted brands in a high-tech hub where they can try, buy and browse. Our dedication to innovation is behind this pioneering new store format, which includes […]