The Starbucks Community Store in Daehakro neighborhood in Seoul, Korea celebrates one-year anniversary

Seoul, Korea, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Starbucks Community Store in the Daehakro neighborhood in Seoul, Korea, commemorated its one-year anniversary (October 7, 2015) with a community service project, a donation and free brewed coffee and rice cakes for 365 customers as a token of gratitude. The Starbucks Community Store in Daehakro, like the Langsuan Neighborhood Starbucks in […]

Amazon to launch new store featuring genuinely handmade items crafted and sold directly from artisans

Handmade at Amazon items are factory-free, handcrafted Shop for handmade items from more than 60 countries around the world Artisans are adding thousands of new items daily SEATTLE, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced today the launch of Handmade at Amazon (www.amazon.com/handmade), a new store featuring genuinely handmade items crafted and sold directly from […]

DFS Furniture FY15 sales up 7.0% to £913.1 million YoY

Doncaster, England, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — DFS Furniture plc, (the “Group”), the market leading retailer of upholstered furniture in the United Kingdom today announces its preliminary results for the 52 weeks ended 1 August 2015 (prior year: 53 weeks ended 2 August 2014). Financial Highlights: Group gross sales up 7.0% to £913.1 million […]

Chaumet’s history at an exhibition in a pop-up museum on Place Vendôme

PARIS, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chaumet invites visitors on a stroll through its history at an exhibition entitled “Promenade Bucolique” in a pop-up museum on Place Vendôme, in the heart of Chaumet’s historic store. The exhibit spotlights the inspiration the jewelry house has always drawn from naturalism, in a subtle dialogue between past collections and […]

Children’s Halloween costumes sold in Sainsbury’s will be tested to the British nightwear flammability standard

LONDON, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the past few months you may have seen news reports about the standards of safety in children’s Halloween costumes. Under current regulations, fancy dress is only required to be tested to the same standard as European toys. However, at Sainsbury’s, we don’t feel that that’s enough and […]

M&S partners with sustainable brand expert and campaigner Livia Firth and her consultancy Eco-Age

LONDON, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — M&S is announcing a new partnership with sustainable brand expert and campaigner Livia Firth and her consultancy Eco-Age to bring to life for its customers its well established eco and ethical fashion credentials. M&S has been long recognised for its work in developing an eco and ethical business […]

Graduate Ximon Lee is the first menswear designer to win the H&M Design Award

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Graduate Ximon Lee from Parsons School of Design, is the first menswear designer to win the H&M Design Award. The special eight-piece collection for H&M, that Ximon envisions being worn by both men and women, celebrates his passion for structure, fabric and volume. The collection will be […]

CVS announced the results to date for the previously announced private exchange offers and solicitation of consents

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health Corporation (“CVS Health”, NYSE: CVS) announced today the results to date for the previously announced (A) private exchange offers (“Exchange Offers”) to Eligible Holders (as defined below) to exchange new 4.75% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “New CVS Health 2022 Notes”) and new 5.00% Senior […]

NRF to Congress: new chip-and-signature credit cards without PIN will not stop data breaches

WASHINGTON, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today told Congress that new chip-and-signature credit cards without a PIN will not stop data breaches, and that small businesses should not be pressured to install the equipment to accept them at the expense of more effective technology. “The new EMV equipment does not stop […]

NRF: Shop.org announced the group’s Digital Commerce Startup of the Year competition winner – Reflektion

Washington, DC, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shop.org today announced the group’s Digital Commerce Startup of the Year competition winner. After being named a finalist in September, Reflektion was selected by several esteemed leaders in the retail industry as the winner of the competition. The company’s technology aims to capture and respond to individual shopper’s […]

The National Retail Federation expects November and December sales to increase by 3.7 percent to $630.5 billion

Washington, DC, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation announced today it expects sales in November and December (excluding autos, gas and restaurant sales) to increase a solid 3.7 percent to $630.5 billion — significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent. Holiday sales in 2015 are expected to represent approximately 19 percent of the retail industry’s annual sales of $3.2 trillion. Additionally, NRF is forecasting online sales […]

Co-op Food Stores across Saskatchewan will distribute the Real Dirt on Farming publication in grocery bags

Saskatoon, Canada, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan (FFC SK) is taking its mission to engage consumers in a conversation about food and farming directly to grocery store shoppers this month. From October 9-15, more than 150 Co-op Food Stores across Saskatchewan will distribute the Real Dirt on Farming publication in […]

Kimco’s public offering: $500 million notes due 2022 at a coupon of 3.400% per annum with an effective yield of 3.510%

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) today announced its public offering of $500 million notes due 2022 at a coupon of 3.400% per annum with an effective yield of 3.510%, maturing November 1, 2022. The offering is expected to settle on October 19, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions. […]

L Brands reports $919.9m net sales for the five weeks ended Oct 3, 2015; up 8 percent YoY

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) reported net sales of $919.9 million for the five weeks ended Oct. 3, 2015, an increase of 8 percent, compared to net sales of $853.5 million for the five weeks ended Oct. 4, 2014.  Comparable store sales increased 9 percent for the five […]

Meijer’s new Wisconsin one-stop shopping supercenter donates $10,000 to the Dream Playground in Kenosha

KENOSHA, Wis., 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer, the new Wisconsin one-stop shopping supercenter, announced a $10,000 donation to the Dream Playground, the first fully accessible playground in Kenosha. The Kenosha Achievement Center, Inc (KAC) and the city of Kenosha, two of the driving forces behind the Dream Playground, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony […]

Taubman: The Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota Named “Best Retail Development, Florida”

Center honored as it celebrates its one-year anniversary BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ —  The Mall at University Town Center (UTC) has two milestones to celebrate this month – its one year anniversary on October 16, and receiving recognition as the “Best Retail Development, Florida” by the International Property Awards. With this win […]

Wincor Nixdorf expands its cash management capacities in the Netherlands

Paderborn, Germany, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — By acquiring Brink’s CiT operations in the Netherlands, Wincor Nixdorf is expanding its cash management capacities in the Netherlands. The primary objective of the takeover is to provide one-stop cash management and cash logistics services to leading Dutch banks that have signed long-term agreements for them. Wincor Nixdorf is […]

Surface Book laptop, Surface Pro 4 tablet, Band 2 can be preordered now at BestBuy.com and in all Best Buy stores

Richfield, MN, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Microsoft announced two new additions to its Surface family: the Surface Book, a powerful new laptop, and the Surface Pro 4 tablet. The company also unveiled its latest wearable device, the Band 2. The new Surface devices will arrive in stores on Oct. 26, but can be preordered […]

New Wi-Fi Router created by Best Buy’s Geek Squad and NETGEAR available online and in stores now

Richfield, MN, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — American households have more connected devices than ever. Yet many of us often overlook the reality that adding devices — from smartphones to computers to televisions — can strain our Wi-Fi networks and slow down connection speeds. To help solve these connection problems, Best Buy and Geek […]

Volker Hornsteine wird zum 1. Januar 2016 in den Vorstand der REWE International AG aufrücken

Köln, Germany, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Im Vorstand der REWE International AG werden die Weichen für die Zukunft gestellt. Volker Hornsteiner, seit 2001 im Vorstand von BILLA, wird zum 1. Januar 2016 in den Vorstand der REWE International AG aufrücken. Er wird aber weiterhin auch Vorstandssprecher der BILLA AG bleiben. Im Holding-Vorstand übernimmt er […]

SM Prime Holdings to open its 53rd mall in Philippines on October 9, 2015

Pasay City, Philippines, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), one of the leading integrated property companies in Southeast Asia, opens SM City Cabanatuan on October 9, 2015. It is SM Prime’s 53rd mall in the country, and the second mall within Nueva Ecija – along with SM Megacenter Cabanatuan. The new […]

ShopRite will once again host The Grand Tasting Presented by ShopRite at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

Specialty Products Available Exclusively at ShopRite Stores Featured in Premier Food Festival Keasbey, NJ, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Now in its eighth year as a presenting sponsor, ShopRite will once again host The Grand Tasting Presented by ShopRite at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival. Open to the public on October 17 & […]

Starbucks Corporation announces the appointment of Gerri Martin-Flickinger as CTO effective November 2

Former Adobe Senior Executive to join Starbucks Senior Leadership Team to Lead Global Technology and IT Organization SEATTLE, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced it has appointed Gerri Martin-Flickinger as chief technology officer effective November 2. In this role, Martin-Flickinger will lead the global IT function and play a key role […]

Starbucks to bring its mobile ordering feature, Mobile Order & Pay in Canada

Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay in Canada begins with 300 stores in Greater Toronto Area New feature on the Starbucks® app for iPhone® will let customers place an order in advance and pick it up at their nearest participating location TORONTO, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Canada today announced that it will bring the […]

Starbucks joins the White House to support American Red Cross efforts to aid refugees and migrants

SEATTLE, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — With millions of refugees fleeing conflicts in Syria and other areas and seeking safety across Central and Western Europe, Starbucks is compelled to use the scale of its digital platforms to raise funds for crisis relief organizations. Today, Starbucks is joining the White House and other companies to […]

Tesco to simplify business model for suppliers by standardising their payment terms

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ —Tesco has pledged to deliver a simpler business model for suppliers, by standardising their payment terms. In a move which builds on progress already made to simplify and increase transparency across its business, Tesco aims to improve innovation for shoppers by encouraging collaboration between the retailer and its supply […]

Carrefour Foundation donates €100,000 to flood victims in southeastern France

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to the heavy flooding that has hammered southeastern France over the past 48 hours, the Carrefour Foundation has released €100,000 to provide aid to victims in the Var and Alpes Maritimes departments. This donation to Secours Populaire in France will provide cleaning equipment to the flood […]

Walmart helps its customers live healthier lives; focus on preventive care and supporting overall well-being across its entire assortment

Retailer builds on long-standing commitment to make health and wellness more affordable and accessible BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Building on its commitment to making healthcare and healthier food more affordable and accessible, Walmart today outlined additional ways the company is helping its customers live healthier lives. The retailer will focus on preventive […]

Amazon Web Services introduced three new AWS Partner Network (APN) Competencies at AWS re:Invent

AWS Introduces Three New Competencies to Support Rapidly Expanding Global Partner Network AWS also announces AWS Marketplace now offers more than 2,300 software listings for the AWS Cloud Forty-six partners from around the world named as 2016 Premier Consulting Partners SEATTLE, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), introduced […]

Kenmore introduces premium line of kitchen appliances at an affordable price

New premium line of appliances gives homes an elevated look without the need for costly remodels HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the past, if a home chef wanted professional style appliances, it could mean remodeling his or her kitchen to accommodate larger equipment. Today, the Kenmore brand is addressing that issue […]