Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz addressed more than 200 people representing veterans service organizations

SEATTLE, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — At any given time in the past decade, less than 1 percent of the American population has been on active military duty. As a result, many who served in the Armed Forces recently feel like the general public doesn’t understand their sacrifice. “I don’t think we’ve ever lived […]

Carrefour opens 4 new supermarkets in Taiwan

TAIWAN, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Taiwan is continuing to grow and is expanding its multi-format store offering. 4 new supermarkets have just opened in the country: 2 in the centre of the country and 2 in the south. Carrefour Taiwan now has 18 supermarkets. Located in the towns of Tainan and Taichung, […]

Carrefour and the Avril collaborate within the framework of the @SolutionsCOP21 Diet and Climate working group in preparation for COP21

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Because what we eat influences our climate, Carrefour and the Avril group have been working together within the framework of the @SolutionsCOP21 Diet and Climate working group in preparation for COP21. Our shared aim? Showcase our concrete solutions upstream of the farming sector to ensure that average global […]

Leeds City Council, John Lewis and Hammerson sign Employment and Skills Charter

LONDON, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leeds City Council, John Lewis and Hammerson have signed an Employment and Skills Charter, marking their commitment to support Leeds residents to access more than 1,000 new employment opportunities as part of the £165 million Victoria Gate development. The Charter sets out how the organisations will work collaboratively […]

John Lewis to open new department store in Cheltenham in 2017

LONDON, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis has today announced plans to open a new department store in Cheltenham in 2017. With a combined investment of over £30m from John Lewis, BlackRock and Cheltenham Borough Council, the proposal will see the Beechwood shopping centre in Cheltenham transformed into a John Lewis department store. […]

Dior inaugurates new store dedicated exclusively to men’s products in the Paris Golden Triangle district

PARIS, FRANCE, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dior is focusing the spotlight on men with the inauguration of a new store dedicated exclusively to men’s products, with a prestigious location in the Paris Golden Triangle district. Opened on October 2, the store at 24 rue François 1er features the full range of collections designed […]

Sainsbury supports Seafood Week 2015, 9th-16th October

LONDON, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Friday 9th October marks the start of Seafood week, and runs until Friday 16th October. So, o-fish-ially it’s on for 8 days but it would be a shame to not squeeze in two fish Fridays. Seafood Week 2015 is run by Seafish – the UK authority on seafood […]

IKEA plans to open a store in Jacksonville, Florida in Fall 2017

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it is submitting plans to the City of Jacksonville, Florida for a store that would increase the Swedish company’s presence in the southeastern U.S. with a fifth store in the state. (There are currently IKEA stores in the Central […]

H&M supports increased wages in Cambodia

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — We support higher wages for garments workers and are positive to the recent raise that will be implemented 1 January 2016. While we don’t believe that buyers, such as H&M, should determine wage levels for textile workers, we are positive to the peaceful consultations that have taken […]

Kimco Realty Corp. announces its transaction activity for the third quarter of 2015 totaled more than $245 million

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) today announced that the company’s transaction activity for the third quarter of 2015 totaled more than $245 million. Subsequent to the third quarter, Kimco acquired the remaining 85% ownership interest in a Houston power center for a gross price of $64 million, […]

NACS: Convenience stores poised to capitalize on the growing trend of consumers seeking healthy products according to new Hudson Institute report

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Convenience stores are poised to capitalize on the growing trend of consumers seeking healthy, more convenient products, according to a new Hudson Institute report. “Consumers’ desire for convenience is a growing trend and a notable convenience store opportunity,” according to “Health & Wellness Trends and Strategies for […]

Publix VP of Fresh Product Business Development David Bridges announced his decision to retire

LAKELAND, Fla., 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last month, David Bridges, Vice President of Fresh Product Business Development, announced his decision to retire Jan. 1, 2016, after 49 years of service to the company. Bridges’s career began in 1966 at store #0011, Lakeland, Florida, as a front service clerk. By 1981, he was promoted to […]

Meijer expects 20% increase in shoppers taking advantage of early Halloween savings and hunting

Meijer sees increased interest as weekend Halloween won’t happen again until 2020 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Midwestern retailer Meijer is seeing as much as a 20 percent increase in shoppers taking advantage of Halloween savings and hunting earlier for decorations, candy and costumes this year, according to Peter Whitsett, executive vice president […]

Nachhaltigere Weihnachtssterne erstmalig im Sortiment von REWE, PENNY und toom

Bessere Bedingungen beim Anbau von Weihnachtssternen: Kontrollierter Einsatz von Pflanzenschutzmitteln, verbesserte Sozialstandards und Reduktion des Torfeinsatzes Köln, Germany, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mit der Umstellung auf eine nachhaltigere Produktion von Weihnachtssternen widmet sich die REWE Group einer der beliebtesten Zimmerpflanzen in Deutschland. Rund 40 Millionen Weihnachtssterne (Poinsettien) gehen jährlich in Deutschland über die Ladentische, […]

7‑Eleven revamps its Franchise recruitment website

DALLAS, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — 7‑Eleven has given its Franchise recruitment website a facelift to better reflect the ease of applying for one its store franchises. In fact, the company branded its franchise process as “Franchisease” (http://franchise.7‑Eleven.com/franchise/home). “We are emphasizing that it is easy for qualified candidates to apply for, own and grow their number […]

PENNY unterstützt Tafeln in Hannover und Bremen mit Pfandbon-Spenden

Ab sofort beteiligen sich 45 Märkte – Sammelboxen an den Rücknahmeautomaten Köln, Germany, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — PENNY intensiviert seine Zusammenarbeit mit den Tafeln in Hannover und Bremen. Bisher unterstützen die Märkte die beiden Tafeln regelmäßig mit Lebensmitteln, die nicht mehr verkauft, aber dennoch bedenkenlos verzehrt werden können. Ab heute (09.10.) können sich auch PENNY-Kunden […]

ICSC Foundation presents the Canadian Community Support Award to Bentall Kennedy for their charitable campaign at the North Hill Centre in Calgary

CSC Foundation honors outstanding social campaign at local Calgary centre TORONTO, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation is proud to present the prestigious Canadian Community Support Award to Bentall Kennedy for their outstanding charitable campaign at the North Hill Centre, located in Calgary, Alberta. Bentall Kennedy received accolade […]

Swedish ICA stores sales rose by 4.1% in September 2015 compared with the corresponding month last year

Solna, Sweden, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales in the Swedish ICA stores rose by 4.1% in September 2015 compared with the corresponding month last year. Sales in like-for-like stores increased by 3.4%. September 2015 January – September 2015 Store sales, excl. VAT SEKm Change all stores Change like-for-like SEKm Change all stores Change like-for-like Maxi ICA […]

Sports Direct International plc enters into sale and purchase agreement with Sandra Minor to purchase shares in Warrnambool

Shirebrook, United Kingdom, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sports Direct International plc (“Sports Direct” or the “Group”), the UK’s leading sports retailer, announces that it has entered into: (i) a sale and purchase agreement with Sandra Minor (a minority shareholder in Warrnambool) to purchase shares in Warrnambool which, following completion of that purchase will result […]

MANGO opens new megastore at London’s popular Victoria Street

The brand now has 69 retail outlets in the United Kingdom with this new 1,000 m2 store   Barcelona, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — MANGO is consolidating its presence in the United Kingdom with the opening of a new store. London is the location for the store, which has a surface area of almost […]

MANGO Man presents Zinédine Zidane as the face of the new Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign #zidaneformango during Paris Fashion Week

PARIS, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — MANGO Man presents the French superstar Zinédine Zidane as the face of the new Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign #zidaneformango during Paris Fashion Week. The firm have invited numerous media to the mythical Pin Up stadium in Paris. Zidane posed for all of them in his characteristic informal and friendly manner, dealing […]

Reasor’s received Retail Brand Extension Marketer of the Year Award from Certified Angus Beef® brand

Tahlequah, OK, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Certified Angus Beef ® brand salutes Reasor’s stores for offering and creatively marketing great-tasting beef. Reasor’s received the brand’s Retail Brand Extension Marketer of the Year Award on Sept. 25 because it gives customers the ultimate choice of high-quality beef with the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, […]

OFS and the Schnucks Food Safety team partnership makes “Meat Rescue” program a daily reality

“Every third meal provided by Operation Food Search to low-income individuals is due to direct charitable donations from Schnucks” ST. LOUIS, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — For more than 30 years, Schnuck Markets, Inc. has helped Operation Food Search (OFS) feed hungry residents of the St. Louis area by providing food donations as well as financial contributions. […]

Smart & Final Stores LLC to acquire 28 store leases and related assets from affiliates of Haggen Holdings, LLC for $56 million

COMMERCE, Calif., 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Smart & Final Stores, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:SFS) today announced that its subsidiary, Smart & Final Stores LLC, has entered into an agreement to acquire 28 store leases and related assets from affiliates of Haggen Holdings, LLC ( “Haggen”) for a cash purchase price of $56 million, […]

BJ’s Restaurants announces the opening of its new restaurant in Canton, Ohio

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced the opening of its new restaurant in Canton, Ohio, on Monday, October 5, 2015. The new BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse® is located at the regional shopping area called The Strip at Portage Road and Strip Avenue NW. The restaurant is approximately […]

Colruyt opens revamped store at Herbettelaan in Anderlecht after a few months of renovation work

Renovated Colruyt Anderlecht (Herbettelaan) reopens on 7 October Halle, Belgium, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday 7 October, the revamped Colruyt store opens at Herbettelaan in Anderlecht after a few months of renovation work. The store was expanded, revamped into a new-generation Colruyt store and it received a brand-new butcher’s department. New-generation store […]

Colruyt opens newly renovated Avelgem Colruyt store

New Colruyt Avelgem opens on 7 October Halle, Belgium, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Wednesday 7 October the renovated Avelgem Colruyt store will open its doors after a few months of renovation work. The old store was demolished and a new-generation Colruyt store was built instead. In this new store, Colruyt will also test […]

Conad ha distribuito sinora 250 milioni di shopper in Mater-Bi, pari a 4.300 tonnellate di plastica biodegradabile

Bologna, Italia, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dopo i segnali di ripresa dei consumi che vengono dal carrello della spesa, anche la plastica degli imballaggi registra dati positivi per ciò che riguarda la raccolta differenziata. Conad ha distribuito sinora 250 milioni di shopper in Mater-Bi, pari a 4.300 tonnellate di plastica biodegradabile. In una ricerca condotta […]

Topaz to introduce Ireland’s newest fresh, urban food concept, Rocket’s to 40 forecourts nationwide

45 new jobs to be created as part of an 11.4 million investment Dublin, Ireland, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience brand, has announced a €11.4 million investment which will see them introduce Ireland’s newest fresh, urban food concept, Rocket’s to 40 forecourts nationwide. The rollout, which will take place […]