METRO GROUP and Groupe Auchan extend the scope of their innovative purchasing cooperation in France

The new cooperation agreement implies the negotiation of manufactured brands on a local level, combining the strengths of the retailer Groupe Auchan and METRO Cash & Carry, the wholesale division of METRO GROUP. CROIX, France, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — After having started their cooperation at the international level in November 2014, the two partners, […]

Army Specialist Daquana Brown won free groceries for a year at the commissary sponsored by Eckrich

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Army Specialist Daquana Brown showed up at the Fort Lee, Virginia, Commissary on Sept. 11, she expected to pick up VIP passes to a NASCAR race she had won for the following night at the Richmond International Raceway. Maybe she even expected to pick up a few […]

Lund Food Holdings purchased a 25,000-square-foot grocery store Glen Lake’s Market in Minnetonka

EDINA, Minn., 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lund Food Holdings, Inc., parent company of Lunds & Byerlys, announced its purchase of Glen Lake’s Market, a 25,000-square-foot grocery store located at 14400 Excelsior Boulevard in Minnetonka. “We look forward to the opportunity to bring our brand of extraordinary food, exceptional service and passionate expertise to those in […]

7‑Eleven introduces new single-serve brew cups

DALLAS, TX, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over fifty years after 7‑Eleven® pioneered the introduction of on-the-go-coffee in the U.S., the retailer is taking coffee home again with the launch of 7‑Eleven-branded coffee for single-serve brewing systems. With the new single-serve brew cups, coffee-lovers who want a fresh-brewed cup of 7‑Eleven coffee can get one whether they’re […]

Kohl’s unveils omnichannel and digital initiatives to support its commitment to delivering an easy shopping experience

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) today announced omnichannel and digital initiatives to support its commitment to delivering an easy shopping experience. Whether shopping in-store at Kohl’s stores nationwide, online at Kohls.com or at home or on the go on mobile devices, Kohl’s customers will discover new shopping tools including a […]

Smart & Final Stores marks one-year anniversary of its listing as a public company on NYSE

Project 100 Growth Plan Will Build on Company’s Accelerated “Extra!” Format ExpansionUnique Market Offering, Broad Range of Differentiated Products and Dedication to Strong Customer Relationships Resonate Powerfully with Consumers NEW YORK, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (“Smart & Final” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SFS), a value and quality-oriented food […]

Starbucks announces nationwide availability of Mobile Order & Pay on iOS and Android devices

Available In More Than 7,400 Stores and Customers Using the Starbucks® App on iOS or Android Devices; International Expansion Coming in October SEATTLE, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) today announced the nationwide availability of Mobile Order & Pay on iOS and Android devices, a new feature of the popular […]

Starbucks chief digital officer Brotman: Mobile Order & Pay expands to all company-owned U.S. stores ahead of schedule

SETTLE, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Adam Brotman loves a good success story. Ask him what he does when he’s not immersed in Starbucks core digital businesses and Brotman will tick off a list of biographies of entrepreneurs he’s recently polished off and then point to a stack of nonfiction hardcovers that are up […]

Starbucks China president Wong sent letter to the company’s 30,000 employees in China ahead of China’s President Xi’s visit to US

SETTLE, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahead of a state visit to the U.S. by China’s President Xi and Madame Peng, the president of Starbucks China, Belinda Wong, sent the following letter to the company’s 30,000 partners (employees) in China. Photos and story updates will be added to this post during the visit to […]

Starbucks and Monoprix sign licensed partnership agreement to open Starbucks® stores within Monoprix stores in France

FRANCE, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks and Monoprix are pleased to announce a licensed partnership agreement to open Starbucks® stores within Monoprix stores. The first two locations will be in the Monoprix Beaugrenelle in Paris and in the Monoprix GBL in Lyon, and are expected to open before the end of 2015. “This is a fantastic opportunity […]

Nordstrom donated through its give-back brand Treasure&Bond to nonprofits that work to empower youth

Also selects Boys & Girls Clubs of America as the brand’s new nonprofit partner SEATTLE, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom is excited to announce that the company has made another donation through its give-back brand, Treasure&Bond, which supports nonprofits that work to empower youth. As the brand’s second beneficiary, national organization Girls on […]

Carrefour Poland to host number of commercial events across all of its hypermarkets in support of The French Touch campaign

POLAND, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The French Touch campaign is an initiative designed to promote France and French products in Poland. It will run from 23 September to 10 October 2015. Carrefour Poland is serving as one of the campaign’s strategic partners and so will be organising a number of commercial events across […]

Girish Lakshman appointed president Fulfillment at Sears Holdings Corporation

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced the appointment of Girish Lakshman as president, Fulfillment. His new role will support the company’s continued efforts to enhance the member experience, flawlessly fulfill member and customers’ needs and advance its integrated retail strategy. Lakshman most recently served as vice […]

Digital retailer Argos to hire over 9,000 seasonal workers this Christmas

Search is on for over 9,000 seasonal workers this Christmas Apply now at www.argosxmasjobs.co.uk MILTON KEYNES, UK, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading digital retailer Argos is looking for over 9,000 seasonal workers to help make Christmas happen for the millions of customers who will shop with Argos this Christmas. Around 8,000 customer helpers […]

Homebase: sales of fig, olive trees and grapevines on the rise over the last 6 months

MILTON KEYNES, UK, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — It seems holidaying in Europe and enjoying a Mediterranean diet is no longer enough for us – we now want to bring our holidays home and grow our own olives, grapes and even figs. As well as growing apples and pears more of us than ever […]

Macy’s plans to hire seasonal associates for approximately 85,000 positions for the 2015 Christmas and holiday season

CINCINNATI, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today said it plans to hire seasonal associates for approximately 85,000 positions at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers and online fulfillment centers nationwide for the 2015 Christmas and holiday season. The company’s 2015 seasonal hiring plan is essentially flat to last year. “Macy’s […]

DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Edun: Winds of change swept across New York women’s fashion week

NEW YORK, NY, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Winds of change swept across New York women’s fashion week. Marc Jacobs unveiled his latest designs under his new unified label, which blends Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs into one brand. Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne presented their first collection for DKNY. And Edun creative […]

Sainsbury’s launches £10 million project to tackle household food waste

LONDON, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is launching a £10 million project to tackle household food waste with a bold five year plan that could transform communities across the UK. Committing £10 million over five years to tackle household food waste and more Will spend £1 million transforming one UK town as a […]

Sainsbury’s: Average UK family spends around £700 a year on food that could be eaten but is thrown away

LONDON, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — At Sainsbury’s we want to know our customers better than anyone else and our values remain at the heart of our business. Over the last year we have carried out research with over 5,000 of our customers to find out about the values that matter most to them […]

IKEA becomes one of the largest providers of ASC and AMC certified seafood globally

Conshohocken, PA, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA today announces that seafood sold and served in its stores comes from sustainable and responsible sources certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). This commitment marks the next step toward a wider offer of healthier and more sustainable food in IKEA restaurants, […]

The new H&M campaign starring David Beckham and comedian Kevin Hart to debut on hm.com on 28 September

STOCKHOLM, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — For his new H&M campaign, David Beckham has teamed up with actor and comedian Kevin Hart to give a humorous take on the world of Beckham himself. In the campaign, for the new Modern Essentials selected by David Beckham autumn 2015 collection, Hart plays a method actor preparing […]

SONIC® Drive-In announced the return of Boneless Wings

America’s Drive-In introduces six bold sauces OKLAHOMA CITY, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Back by popular demand, SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) announced the return of Boneless Wings with a lineup of exciting flavors for the ultimate wing experience. Tossed with sauces infused with bold ingredients like ginger, spicy habanero sauce, lemongrass, garlic and honey, these […]

CVS study: Initial Prescription Fills Can Accurately Predict Long-term Medication Adherence

Approach can help quickly identify patients most likely to benefit from interventions to improve medication adherence WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new study by researchers at the CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) Research Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital provides evidence that patients’ patterns of medication fills in the first few months after starting on […]

Asda’s latest Income Tracker: Brits had an extra £18 a week to spend in August compared to 2014

LEEDS, England, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Families continue to enjoy spending their extra cash as Asda’s latest Income Tracker reveals that Brits had an extra £18 a week to spend in August compared to 2014. The average UK household had £191 a week of discretionary income in August 2015, up by an extra £18 […]

NRF’s 2015 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes Survey: Minions and “Star Wars” characters on the lists of adults, children and pets

Witch Tops NRF’s Adult Costume List for 11th Year in a Row WASHINGTON, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Little yellow Minions, pint-size Yodas and pretty pink princesses are planning a takeover this Halloween as consumers’ costume decisions shed light on an epic year for pop-culture fanatics. According to NRF’s 2015 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes […]

RILA: retailers spend billions to accept new, more secure credit cards, commonly referred to as “chip” cards

American Banks And Credit Unions Continue To Issue Less Secure “Signature” Cards Arlington, VA, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — A change is coming to the checkout. This fall national retailers are turning on newly installed payment terminals aimed at better protecting consumers from cybercrime and credit card fraud.  These machines are designed to accept new, more […]

RILA: financial services industry make dubious claims about the deployment of new cards and the readiness of retailers

Arlington, VA, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the October 1st liability shift approaches for banks and retailers to use new “chip” credit cards, many in the financial services industry are making dubious claims about the deployment of new cards and the readiness of retailers. Randy Vanderhook, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance is falsely […]