Lidl UK will adopt the Living Wage from 1st October 2015

LONDON, 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lidl UK has announced that it will adopt the Living Wage from 1st October 2015, as part of the supermarket’s ongoing commitment to investing in its employees following a record year with sales reaching over £4billion. The introduction is the first from a British Supermarket and will mean […]

Market Force Information and Supermarket News recognize ALDI for customer satisfaction, products and growth in 2015

Supermarket News Editors and Market Force Information Survey Give ALDI Top Marks Batavia, Ill., 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the midst of a massive business expansion, ALDI was recently lauded in both a national consumer survey, conducted by Market Force Information, Inc., and leading industry news outlet Supermarket News. Market Force Information, Inc., the […]

The United Family® raised $10,210 for Lubbock students in need during the “Project SOS: Supply our Students” school supply drive

LUBBOCK, Texas, 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The United Family® today announced that store guests raised $10,210 for Lubbock students in need during the annual “Project SOS: Supply our Students” school supply drive. From July 22 through Aug. 11, guests of United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos locations in the Lubbock area donated new school supplies […]

PREIT completed the refinancings of Willow Grove Park and Springfield Mall

PHILADELPHIA, PA,  2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — PREIT (NYSE: PEI) has completed the refinancings of Willow Grove Park and Springfield Mall.  The loans total $202.5 million, at PREIT’s share, and carry a weighted average interest rate of 3.97%, generating proceeds of $38.1 million and future annual interest expense savings of approximately $2.5  million on the […]

Save Mart and Lucky Supermarkets donate $41,000 for the organization’s fire relief efforts in Northern California

Modesto, Calif., 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — A nine-day campaign where shoppers at Save Mart and Lucky Supermarkets could donate to the American Red Cross at checkout stands netted more than $41,000 for the organization’s fire relief efforts in Northern California. This is in addition to a new delivery of 2700 servings of tuna, fruit […]

Shopify launches the World’s Largest Entrepreneurial Competition in partnership with New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Winners will spend 5 days in a castle with Tony Robbins, Russell Simmons, Tim Ferriss, Daymond John and other famous entrepreneurs NEW YORK, NY, 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc., a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform, today announced its sixth Build A Business Competition, the world’s largest entrepreneurial contest that challenges anyone with a great […]

Starbucks UK: Home Sweet Loan programme to help pay rental deposits for Starbucks partners (employees)

Home Sweet Loan programme, with support from Generation Rent and Shelter, will help pay rental deposits for Starbucks partners (employees) Extends National Living Wage to all partners regardless of age SEATTLE, 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks UK is announcing two new initiatives as part of its on-going commitment to help partners, particularly those aged under-25, tackle the cost […]

Former U.S. Senate majority leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott part of spirited discussion with more than 300 partners at Starbucks headquarters in Seattle

SEATTLE, 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the same day that Pope Francis challenged Congress to renew a “spirit of cooperation” in Washington, D.C., two former U.S. Senate majority leaders in the other Washington called for more civic engagement to end political polarization. Tom Daschle and Trent Lott were part of a spirited discussion […]

Greencore, USA Inc. North Kingston, Rhode Island voluntarily recalls Evolution Fresh Nonfat Greek Yogurt due to the potential for Undeclared Almonds

SEATTLE, 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Greencore, USA – Rhode Island, Issues Allergy Alert due to the potential for Undeclared Almonds in Evolution Fresh Nonfat Greek Yogurt with Strawberry and Granola Parfaits Sold in 266 Locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Vermont and Maine Greencore, USA Inc. North Kingston, Rhode […]

Carrefour CSR Director Bertrand Swiderski presented at Ethos 360° conference in Sao Paulo

SAO PAULO, Brazil, 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bertrand Swiderski, Group CSR Director,  gave a presentation at the Ethos 360° conference,  the largest conference on sustainable development in Latin America, about Carrefour’s sustainable development policies, notably our actions to fight climate change in stores and transportation. He spoke extensively of Carrefour’s commitments to cut […]

Britain’s biggest fuel retailer Tesco cuts unleaded by up to 2p per litre

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Britain’s biggest fuel retailer has cut the cost of unleaded petrol by up to 2p per litre at all of its petrol filling stations. The change will come into effect from 1pm this afternoon. Tesco’s network of 500 petrol filling stations is the largest of all UK supermarkets and […]

Homebase among the first businesses to sign up national road safety initiative “Project Pictogram”

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-9-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading home and garden retailer Homebase (part of Home Retail Group) is among the first businesses to sign up to ‘Project Pictogram’, a national road safety initiative aimed at raising awareness about the four main causes of road traffic collisions and fatalities. The simple safety ‘Pictograms’ are […]