Dollar General to reform its corporate support functions to eliminate approximately 255 positions

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.,  2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that, as part of a broader initiative aimed at proactively improving efficiencies and reducing expenses, the Company is restructuring its corporate support functions to eliminate approximately 255 positions. Substantially all of the eliminations are effective immediately. “Over the last several months, […]

Target will be exclusive retailer of the Kid Power Band–the world’s first “wearable-for-good™”

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s no secret that kids across the U.S. have major superhero potential. And soon, they’ll have the power to save lives and help provide therapeutic food packets to kids around the world, just by getting active. Target is teaming up with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help […]

Dubai: 7‑Eleven franchisee opens the first 7‑Eleven store in United Arab Emirates

Seven Emirates Celebrates Its First Store in Dubai DUBAI, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Residents, workers and visitors in Dubai can now enjoy convenience, 7‑Eleven style. Seven Emirates Investment LLC, a master franchisee of 7‑Eleven, Inc., this week celebrated the opening of its first 7‑Eleven store in the United Arab Emirates. The store opened for business […]

PAK’nSAVE turns its iconic yellow number 8 wire TV ad pink in support of New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF)

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — PAK’nSAVE is turning pink to show its support for the annual New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) Pink Ribbon Appeal, which takes place on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of October. This year, PAK’nSAVE is turning its iconic yellow number 8 wire television advertisement pink in the ten […]

PAK’nSAVE survey: quarter of New Zealand to watch the rugby tournament live

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — PAK’nSAVE survey findings reveal: A quarter of New Zealand will be watching the tournament live Nearly half of those watching live matches will be waking up just in time for the haka Only 10% will be staying up all night to catch a game Two thirds […]

New Zealand: New World, PAK’nSAVE, Stroke Foundation to conduct the biggest ever simultaneous health check

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ —  New World and PAK’nSAVE stores across the country are partnering with the Stroke Foundation in an attempt to  conduct the biggest ever simultaneous health check. Identifying people with high blood pressure (BP) is the aim of the Big New Zealand Blood Pressure Check which takes place […]

New Zealand: Winning in January toolkit launched by FGC and Foodstuffs

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ —  A Winning in January toolkit has been launched by FGC and Foodstuffs in conjunction with Efficient Consumer Response Australasia. The toolkit is aimed at improving stock positions over key seasonal times such as January, but can also apply at times such as Easter. It is based […]

Harris Teeter announced $851,479 donation to United Way to help those most in need

Company Raises Funds through Donation Card Campaign, Associate Pledges, Corporate Sponsorship Matthews, NC, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (10/14/2015), Harris Teeter announced a $851,479 donation to United Way, an organization that utilizes strategic community philanthropy to create long-lasting change for those most in need. The funds were collected through three major initiatives – an […]

NCR SaaS payment solutions and POS technologies enhance customer experience across food, beverage and amusement counters at Royal Melbourne Show 2015

NCR and VIX Technology offered patrons faster payment options for food, beverage and amusements MELBOURNE, Australia, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, worked with Vix Technology, a global provider of smart access, booking, ticketing and payments systems, to supply the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) […]

Raiffeisen Bank International selects NCR Solidcore Suite for APTRA Software to secure its ATMs across Eastern European countries

NCR Solidcore Suite software proactively counters fraud and provides secure transactions for customers in Raiffeisen Bank International’s branches across seven European countries Vienna, Austria, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, announced today that Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) has selected NCR Solidcore Suite for APTRA Software […]

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia upgraded its ATM management system to NCR APTRA Vision

NCR APTRA Vision helps increase business performance and consumer experience among the bank’s 1,200 plus mutli-vendor ATM network with a single and accurate view to empower decision making ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation, (NYSE: NCR), the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, today announced that Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (“CBE”), […]

NCR Small Business announced significant software upgrade for its tablet point-of-sale (POS) system – NCR Silve

Increased inventory capacity and BOGO capabilities now available DULUTH, Ga., 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Small Business today announced a significant software upgrade for NCR Silver, its tablet point-of-sale (POS) system. Version 3.8 of NCR Silver offers small businesses and franchises the opportunity to initiate buy-one-get-one (BOGO) promotions, communicate across locations in real-time and support […]

Diabetes Awareness Month: Ralphs and Food 4 Less invite their customers to be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement

LOS ANGELES, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of their Diabetes Awareness Month activities, supermarket partners Ralphs and Food 4 Less are inviting their customers to be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement. November is Diabetes Awareness Month and from October 14 through November 10, Ralphs and Food 4 Less are offering their […]

Kroger will host investor conference on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in NY

CINCINNATI, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) will host an investor conference on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in New York City. The following Kroger executives will address investors: Rodney McMullen, chairman and chief executive officer Mike Schlotman, executive vice president and chief financial officer Mike Donnelly, executive vice president of merchandising […]

BJ’s Restaurants will release its 3Q 2015 results after the market closes on Thursday, October 22

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced that it will release its third quarter 2015 results after the market closes on Thursday, October 22, 2015. The Company will host an investor conference call at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) that same day. The conference call will be broadcast live over […]

Belgium: Colruyt Group opens shopping centre in Jambes on the former ‘Atelier’ industrial site

Colruyt Group continues its investments in Wallonia Halle, Belgium, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — After the inauguration last June of the new Ath-Lessines distribution centre, Colruyt Group is continuing to invest in Wallonia, this time by opening a shopping centre in Jambes, on the former ‘Atelier’ industrial site. Located at the entrance to the […]

Rückruf für Allergiker: Die Migros ruft den Sélection Rosenkuchen zurück

ZURICH, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Die Migros ruft den Sélection Rosenkuchen zurück. Die betroffenen Kuchen wurden mit einer falschen Verpackungsrückseite ausgeliefert. Deswegen fehlt die vor allem für Allergiker wichtige korrekte Deklaration der Inhaltsstoffe Weizen, Milch und Haselnüsse. Durch einen Produktionsfehler wurden die Migros Sélection Rosenkuchen fälschlicherweise mit der Verpackungsrückseite des Sélection Schokoladenkuchens verpackt. […]

Shopify to offer UberRUSH delivery services to Shopify merchants

One in 12 orders on Shopify are made locally OTTAWA, ONTARIO, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP, TSX: SH), a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform, today announced a partnership with Uber to offer UberRUSH delivery services to Shopify merchants. Starting today, merchants enrolled in the program can offer their local customers same-day […]

Seattle-based Nordstrom plans to hire 11,800 part-time and full-time seasonal employees for the holiday season

SEATTLE, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) will hire approximately 11,800 seasonal employees for its Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack stores, as well as its fulfillment centers to support Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. Part-time and full-time seasonal positions are available, with the possibility of some roles becoming regular positions. “The holiday […]

Starbucks College Achievement Plan: enrollees just passed the 4,000 mark and is expected to reach 4,800 by the end of the year

SEATTLE, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the number of partners (employees) moving through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan continues to climb, some trends are becoming apparent. Launched in June 2014, the Starbucks College Achievement Plan provides an opportunity for all U.S. partners working an average of 20 hours per week to earn a bachelor’s degree […]

The Empire State Building becomes home to the first Starbucks Green Apron Delivery service

New York City, NY, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — It comes up in casual conversation, on social media and has been one of the most-asked-for services on the My Starbucks Idea blog: “When will Starbucks just bring me my coffee?” For some, that starts today. The Empire State Building, home to more than 12,000 […]

Carrefour Belgium supports the Pink Ribbon organisation’s campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer

A pink ribbon against breast cancer. BELGIUM, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Belgium has put its backing behind the Pink Ribbon organisation’s campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer. How? By giving out pink ribbons to “put next to your heart” in exchange for a €3 donation (in hypermarkets only). The main goal […]

Walmart plans $20 billion share repurchase program over two years

The company provided a three-year strategic framework intended to strengthen its U.S. and e-commerce businesses. Net sales growth is expected to range between 3 and 4 percent annually over the next three years, translating to $45 to $60 billion over the period. Investments in people and technology to drive strong shareholder returns over time. Capital […]

AmazonCrossing commits $10 million to increase the number and diversity of its books in translation

Investment to increase the number and diversity of books in translation New website open for proposals at translation.amazon.com/submissions SEATTLE, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ:AMZN)—In celebration of its fifth year, AmazonCrossing, the literary translation imprint of Amazon Publishing, today announced a $10 million commitment over the next five years to increase the number and diversity […]

Macy’s Shopper Survey: clothing and gift cards top the list of categories for holiday spending this season

Survey reveals average holiday budget, top spending categories and what services consumers will use to make holiday shopping easier NEW YORK, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Macy’s (NYSE:M) announces findings from a holiday survey of more than 5,000 Macy’s shoppers (ages 18+) who were polled about their plans for this holiday shopping season. The survey […]

New float from Build-A-Bear will roll through Manhattan during the 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

First New Build-A-Bear Float Since 2007 Reflects New Brand Look and Feel ST. LOUIS & NEW YORK, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Nov. 26, a new float from Build-A-Bear, a global brand kids love and parents trust, will roll through Manhattan during the 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving DayParade®. The latest Build-A-Bear float in the annual […]

Argos / Barnardo’s research: 3.8 million grown-ups in UK still snuggle up to their favourite childhood toy at night

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — 3.8 million grown-ups still snuggle up to their favourite childhood toy to help them get to sleep or relax after a stressful day at work, while a quarter (25 per cent) of adults still own a least one of their favourite childhood toys, according to research […]

FASHION & LEATHER: Dior by Avedon book celebrates fashion photography

PARIS, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — The recently published book Dior by Avedon traces a history of elegance through unique moments that reveal the special relationship between the haute couture house and Richard Avedon. For nearly 30 years, the American photographer captured the essence of Dior in images that have become iconic. The close […]

Alimentation Couche-Tard VP and CFO Raymond Paré to resign effective October 16

Laval, Québec, Canada,  2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“Couche-Tard”) (TSX: ATD.A / ATD.B) today announced that its Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Raymond Paré, has resigned effective October 16, 2015. Mr. Paré has indicated his intention to pursue other interests and to spend more time with his family. Couche-Tard’s Board […]

Burberry opens new store in Tokyo with an event hosted by Burberry Chief Creative and CEO Christopher Bailey

BURBERRY CELEBRATES ITS LATEST STORE IN TOKYO WITH A NEW IN-STORE EXPERIENCE SHOWCASING THE BRAND’S BRITISH HERITAGE AND CRAFTSMANSHIP TOKYO, 2015-10-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tonight (14.10.2015), Burberry celebrated the opening of its new store in the heart of Tokyo with an event hosted by Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Bailey, […]