USDA: Good Food Concepts recalls 12,566 pounds of beef, pork, and poultry products

WASHINGTON, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Good Food Concepts, a Colorado Springs, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 12,566 pounds of beef, pork, and poultry products that were produced without a fully implemented Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan. These products are also misbranded and contain sodium nitrite, which is not declared on the […]

Jill Ramsey joins eBay as VP of Soft Goods, North America from Walmart.com

Jill has over 20 years of experience in merchandising, and growing online businesses. San Jose, California, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jill Ramsey, an experienced ecommerce executive, is joining us as Vice President of Soft Goods, North America from Walmart.com.  She will lead merchandising efforts for Fashion, Home & Garden, Collectibles & Art, and Lifestyle […]

Coop lanciert ihre dritte Disney-Sammelaktion: ein Jahreskalender mit tollen Ideen für die Freizeit

Die neue Coop-Sammelaktion: Jahreskalender von Disney BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ab heute bricht in der Schweiz wieder das Sammelfieber aus, denn Coop lanciert ihre dritte Disney-Sammelaktion: ein Jahreskalender mit tollen Ideen für die Freizeit. Die farbenfrohe Agenda bietet pro Doppelseite eine Wochenübersicht inklusive einem zur Jahreszeit passenden Bastel-, Koch- oder Bewegungstipp sowie […]

Ireland: Competition and Consumer Protection Commission approved Topaz’s purchase of Esso Ireland’s fuels and convenience business in Ireland

Dublin, Ireland, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Emmet O’Neill, Chief Executive of Topaz Energy Limited (Topaz), has welcomed today’s decision by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to approve the purchase of Esso Ireland’s fuels and convenience business in Ireland. The deal will see the Esso businesses [Esso Ireland Ltd and its wholly owned […]

Starbucks® stores will open within REWE-operated hyper and supermarkets in prime city locations across Germany in 2016

GERMANY, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today REWE, a leading premium German retailer since 1927 and part of the Cologne-based REWE Group, and Starbucks Coffee Company announce a significant new partnership. The first phase will see Starbucks® stores open within REWE-operated hyper and supermarkets in prime city locations across Germany in 2016, bringing the best […]

The Starbucks Foundation donates $50,000 to American Red Cross to aid in South Carolina flooding relief efforts

SEATTLE, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to the devastation caused by historic flooding in South Carolina, The Starbucks Foundation will donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in relief efforts. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with the individuals and families in South Carolina affected by this tragedy,” said Sharon Powell, […]

John Lewis Retail Report: Britons are taking control of the omnichannel shopping environment

John Lewis Retail Report reveals the new age of the ultra-flexible, ultra-confident shopper LONDON, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The third annual John Lewis Retail Report which launched today, confirms a new age of shopping which the confident, flexible ‘Master Shopper’ controls. The report identifies that Britons are taking control of the omnichannel shopping […]

LVMH: Nicholas Kirkwood celebrates 10 years of shoes creations with a special made-to-order collection

PARIS, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — 2005-2015 : Nicholas Kirkwood is celebrating 10 years of shoes creations with a special made-to-order collection. The collection once again features the pop culture that has inspired the designer’s graphic aesthetic. In Spring  2005, a new designer with a resolutely innovative style burst onto the high-end women’s footwear scene: […]

Delhaize Group to announce its third quarter 2015 results on Thursday October 29, 2015

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delhaize Group will announce its third quarter 2015 results (ended September 30, 2015) on Thursday October 29, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. CET. The press release will be available on Delhaize Group’s website (www.delhaizegroup.com) immediately after its publication. Frans Muller, CEO, and Pierre Bouchut, CFO, will discuss the third quarter […]

Scottish Retail Consortium David Martin: The current system of business rates has become a tax on jobs and growth and undermines investment in property

LONDON, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following the announcement today that the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, John Swinney MSP, is to provide powers for discretionary business rates relief to local authorities, as already announced and set out in the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, David Martin, Head of Policy & […]

Heather Ryan appointed VP Human Resources Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) effective Nov. 1, 2015

Saskatoon, SK, CANADA, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chief Executive Officer Scott Banda is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Ryan as Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) Vice-President Human Resources, effective Nov. 1, 2015. Heather has most recently served as the Director Human Resources Advisory Services at FCL, a position she has held since […]

Wesfarmers released its online 2015 Sustainability Report; 40 case studies from across the Group

Wesfarmers today (19 October 2015) released its online 2015 Sustainability Report. PERTH, AUSTRALIA, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The report details the company’s performance against its 10 community and environmental impact principles in the areas of people, sourcing, community, environment and governance. The report also addresses the sustainability performance of each of Wesfarmers’ businesses […]

World Food Day: X5 Retail Group partners with Rus Food Foundation

Moscow, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group, a leading Russian food retailer, has launched a partnership with the Rus Food Foundation, which provides food aid to vulnerable people across Russia. Ahead of World Food Day X5 has donated an initial consignment of goods worth approximately RUB 4 mln, with the Foundation taking […]

Price Chopper hosted its 7th annual Family Mealtimes Matter campaign

Cornell Cooperative Extension/Eat Smart New York nutrition educators will be on-site at Price Choppers across upstate NY on Oct. 17 Schenectady, NY, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper is hosting its seventh annual Family Mealtimes Matter campaign in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension, Eat Smart New York, and the Albany Times Union. This year’s […]

Morrisons commits to supporting the employment of veterans

Bradford, England, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons has today (Thursday 15 October) signed the Corporate Covenant – a voluntary pledge which demonstrates the retailer’s concrete support for the armed forces community. The Covenant sets out Morrisons commitment to supporting the employment of veterans and giving colleagues in the reserve forces the time they need […]

PetSmart launched new, philanthropic and natural dog and cat food brand exclusively at more than 1,400 PetSmart stores and online at petsmart.com

For Every Bag of Food Purchased, PetSmart Charities™ Will Distribute Food to Animal Shelters; Expected to Serve 500,000 Meals in First Year Alone PHOENIX, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pet lovers can now feed their own pets a wholesome meal and serve one up to a pet in need. PetSmart, Inc., announced today the launch of Good […]

METRO GROUP posts like-for-like sales growth of 1.5% in financial year 2014/15

Like-for-like sales growth of 1.5% in financial year 2014/15 Growth drivers online retail and delivery remain successful METRO Cash & Carry and Media Saturn report like-for-like sales growth in both financial year 2014/15 and Q4 2014/15 Acquisitions Classic Fine Foods and RTS strengthen sales lines Sale of Galeria Kaufhof successfully completed; net cash inflow of €1.75 […]

H&M fans lined up for over 24 hours outside of the newly opened flagship store in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa, 2015-10-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M fans lined up for over 24 hours outside of the new flagship store, which opened in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront today. Shortly after the doors opened at 10am more than 1,500 customers were in line. Radio personality Ryan O’Connor was on hand […]