GALERIA Kaufhof Group provided an overview of its plans following the acquisition by Hudson’s Bay Company

Under the Leadership of CEO Olivier Van den Bossche, GALERIA Kaufhof Group to Benefit from HBC’s Relationships with the World’s Best Brands, Successful Strategies in Key Merchandise Categories and Expertise in All-Channel Retailing New Strategies Build from GALERIA Kaufhof Group’s Strong Heritage and Great Loyalty in the German and Belgian Markets; will be introduced as soon […]

Taco Bell the first QSR to offer menu items certified by the American Vegetarian Association

Expands on Food for All promise with menu certified by the American Vegetarian Association and millions of customizable veggie combinations IRVINE, Calif., 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taco Bell® is now the first QSR to offer menu items certified by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA), the industry’s recognized standard in vegetarian labeling. With more than 6,000 restaurants […]

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH’s Supervisory Board elected Donald W. (Don) Watros, President of HBC International, as its Chairman

HBC’s Don Watros and Supervisory Board Members to Work Closely with GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH CEO Olivier Van den Bossche and his Leadership Team to Dramatically Enhance the Customer Experience and Drive Growth across the GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH Banners COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Supervisory Board of GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH (“GALERIA Kaufhof Group” or “the Company”), including […]

Shopify merchants can now sell products directly on Twitter

Shopify merchants can now enable buy buttons on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (“Shopify”) (NYSE: SHOP, TSX: SH), a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform, today launched a partnership with Twitter to allow Shopify merchants to sell products directly on Twitter. Twitter’s “Buy Now” buttons will be available to […]

METRO GROUP sells Galeria Kaufhof including all locations in Germany and Belgium to the Canadian Hudson’s Bay Company for EUR 2.825 billion

Closing date of transaction 30 September 2015 Transaction value: €2.825 billion Net cash inflow of €1.75 billion for (today’s) end of METRO AG’s financial year as at 30.09.2015 Rating-relevant net debt reduced by €2.85 billion Düsseldorf, Germany, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP successfully concludes the sale of Galeria Kaufhof including all locations in […]

Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay now available in UK

LONDON, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks is launching Mobile Order & Pay in the UK, allowing customers to pre-order their favourite drinks and food in over 150 London stores* and save time in the queue. Rolling out from 1st of October, the new feature, available exclusively within the Starbucks App, offers customers greater […]

Starbucks Foundation contributes $300,000 to support Seeds for Progress Foundation’s Digital Seeds program in Nicaragua

Nicaragua, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — As she travels through Nicaraguan communities where coffee farmers are focused on the annual coffee crop, Rosa Rivas thinks years ahead. The harvest she contemplates extends beyond the region’s essential crop to include more and more schools populated by growing numbers of healthy and proficient students. Rivas is executive director of […]

Fendi and Pucci celebrated women with an accent on seduction at Women’s Fashion Week in Milan

MILAN, ITALY, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Before hitting the Parisian runways, Women’s Fashion Week took place in Milan, where Italian designers showcased their Spring/Summer 2016 collections. Each in their own way, Fendi and Pucci celebrated women with an accent on seduction. The Pucci catwalk was an eagerly anticipated event that marked the young designer […]

CVS Health partners with startup accelerator MassChallenge and digital health venture fund Rock Health

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it was partnering with top startup accelerator MassChallenge and digital health venture fund Rock Health to drive faster innovation and expand areas of focus for connected health solutions. On the heels of the opening of its Digital Innovation Lab in June, […]

US Foods announced certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody Standard

Every US Foods Distribution Center is now certified to the global MSC Standard for sustainable, wild-caught seafood Rosemont, Ill., 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods, one of the country’s most innovative food companies and leading distributors today announced certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody Standard. The MSC is recognized as the […]

Macerich Live Webcast On October 1, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif., 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macerich® (NYSE: MAC) invites investors and the general public to a live webcast of management Q & A following the Macerich Investor tour of Tysons Corner Center and mixed-use development on Thursday, October 1, 2015. The live audio-only webcast will be available from approximately 11:00 am […]

Macerich to form joint ventures to which Macerich will contribute interests in 8 assets with expected $2.3b cash proceeds to Macerich

SANTA MONICA, Calif., 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Macerich Company (NYSE Symbol: MAC) today announced it has reached agreement to form joint ventures to which Macerich will contribute interests in eight assets with expected cash proceeds to Macerich totaling $2.3 billion. GIC will have a 40% interest in five assets and Heitman will have […]

Macerich to repurchase of up to $1.2 billion of its outstanding common shares over the next 24 months

SANTA MONICA, Calif., 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Macerich Company (NYSE Symbol: MAC) today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $1.2 billion of its outstanding common shares over the next 24 months as market conditions warrant.  Repurchases may be made through open market purchases, privately […]

Julie Vickaryous and Heather Whyte speak about their experience with breast cancer in video as part of Co-op’s Drink Pink campaign in October

Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Julie Vickaryous and Heather Whyte’s friendship began at a very unlikely place – at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre. It’s been more than a year since Julie, 21, and Heather, 40, were diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite their initial shock at the diagnosis, they’re now speaking about […]

New dinner kit for time-starved customers launched at a Square One Markets convenience store in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

​BETHLEHEM, PA, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — A pilot test for new dinner kit that allows time-starved customers to quickly prepare nourishing family meals in less than 30 minutes was launched today at a Square One Markets convenience store in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The all-in-one kits provide healthy options to consumers and eliminate three significant downsides […]

Shiseido’s new perfume Ever Bloom available at International Duty Free shops

Diegem, Belgium, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shiseido has created a new perfume endowed with the marvelous power of revealing the inner feminity and beauty of the woman wearing it. The musk and floral notes (orange flower and gardenia) fashion a new, sensuous airiness, leaving a precious imprint and intoxicating floral wake on the […]

Toys“R”Us® unveiled four trends anticipated to impact toy-buying decisions this holiday season

The World’s Greatest Toy Store™ Identifies Trends Expected to Influence Holiday Toy Purchases Including, “Age of the Dinosaurs,” “Full STEAM Ahead,” “Lil’ Sous Chefs in Training” and “Pets with Personality” WAYNE, NJ, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — After a year of tracking toy purchases across the globe, the team of experts at Toys“R”Us® has named […]

Whole Foods Market among the most reputable companies for CSR in US according to US CSR RepTrak® list

US CSR RepTrak® examines America’s most reputable companies on workplace, governance, and citizenship AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market has been named among the most reputable companies for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the United States, according to the US CSR RepTrak® list released today by Reputation Institute. The US CSR […]

Healthy check stand featuring fresh produce and healthy snacks to open at Fresh Market in Ogden on Oct 2

Ogden UT, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Healthy Check Stand to Open In Fresh Market Ogden WHAT:           A healthy check stand featuring fresh produce and healthy snacks will officially open to the public October 2 at Fresh Market in Ogden in partnership with the Weber-Morgan Health Department. A ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks […]

Morrisons Carrier Bag Charge expected to raise an estimated £5m windfall for good causes

Bradford, England, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Morrisons Foundation predicts an increase in the number of grants awarded following the introduction of the Single Use Carrier Bag charge on Monday 5th October. The charge in Morrisons stores is expected to raise an estimated £5m windfall for good causes when it is introduced next week. […]

Innovation Awards by Decathlon 2015 takes place in Lille’s Zénith arena, France on October 8

Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Every year since 2005, the Innovation Awards by Decathlon have been showcasing the Passion Brands’ most innovative products. Rendezvous October 8th to enjoy this fantastic event and vote for your favourite innovation. Spotlight innovation With innovation at the heart of Decathlon’s strategies, the Innovation Awards have become a […]

Dialogforum in Berlin: Perspektiven eines nachhaltigeren Konsums in Deutschland

Ab morgen im Netz: Neuer Nachhaltigkeitsbericht der REWE Group Köln, Germany, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Über 300 Teilnehmer aus Politik, Wissenschaft, Industrie und von Nichtregierungsorganisationen (NGOs) sowie Medienvertreter diskutieren morgen, 1. Oktober 2015, im STATION Berlin beim Dialogforum der REWE Group über die Perspektiven eines nachhaltigeren Konsums in Deutschland. Zugleich präsentiert das Unternehmen seinen neuen […]

Albert Heijn: Vanaf eind deze week staat ons Sinterklaas-assortiment weer op de winkelvloer

Zaandam, Netherlands, 2015-10-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — Vanaf eind deze week staat ons Sinterklaas-assortiment weer op de winkelvloer. Als leverancier van Sinterklaasplezier vindt Albert Heijn dat schoen zetten, pakjesavond, samen liedjes zingen en typische Sinterklaaslekkernijen bij dit kinderfeest centraal moeten staan. Zwarte Piet is – hoe je het wendt of keert – onderdeel van deze […]