Asda to switch on the festive lights with the airing of its #BecauseItsChristmas campaign during X Factor

Supermarket celebrates the lengths people go to and ‘what the heck’ attitude during the season with a campaign centred on the hashtag: #BecauseitsChristmas LEEDS, England, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Sunday, Asda will switch on the festive lights with the airing of its #BecauseItsChristmas campaign during X Factor. Taking the lead from its […]

Northern Ireland Retail Consortium welcomed Minister for Justice David Ford’s comments on modern slavery

LONDON, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Northern Ireland Retail Consortium has welcomed the Minister for Justice David Ford’s comments and contribution to the debate on modern slavery. Aodhán Connolly, Director of the NIRC, stated “We are not only welcoming of the stance that the Minister for Justice has made on this issue but […]

Northern Ireland Retail Consortium welcomes the establishment of Business Improvement District (BID) for Belfast City Centre

LONDON, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Northern Ireland Retail Consortium welcomes the news that traders have voted to establish a Business Improvement District (BID) for Belfast City Centre. A BID allows businesses within a defined area to come together on a number of important issues, including achieving reduced business costs through collective procurement […]

The Macerich Company closed on the first of three joint ventures; Special dividends declared

SANTA MONICA, Calif., 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) today announced it has closed on the first of three joint ventures.  Macerich contributed interests in Lakewood Center, Los Cerritos Center, South Plains Mall and Washington Square.  Cash proceeds to Macerich total $1.5 billion, including $964 million in excess loan proceeds […]

Tractor Supply Company declared quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share of its common stock

BRENTWOOD, TN, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend will be paid on December 1, 2015, to stockholders of […]

Saks OFF 5TH to open new store within the Congressional Plaza shopping center located in Rockville, Md.

NEW YORK and ROCKVILLE, Md., 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) are pleased to announce that Saks OFF 5TH will open a new store within the Congressional Plaza shopping center located in Rockville, Maryland. Expected to open Fall 2016, the new 40,000 sq. ft. store […]

U.S. consumers show dramatic increase in their spending expectations this holiday season – Accenture’s holiday shopping survey

More U.S. Shoppers Plan to Increase Holiday Spending, Annual Accenture Survey Reveals Consumers are willing to share personal information with retailers in order to receive personalized offers U.S. Holiday Shopper Profile Highlights: Forty percent plan to spend more on their holiday shopping this year, up from 25 percent in 2014. Online is the preferred shopping […]

PBS KIDS, Whole Foods Market to offer new line of sustainable, safe and educational toys

PlanToys® to be sold in all Whole Foods Market stores; proceeds will benefit PBS KIDS AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, PBS KIDS has partnered with Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) to offer PlanToys®, a new line of sustainable, safe and educational toys.  Beginning this week, shoppers can find the PBS KIDS […]

Whole Foods Market to open a new 45,000-square-foot location in Fort Myers, Fla.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, the leading natural and organic food retailer, has announced plans to open a new 45,000-square-foot location in Fort Myers. Slated to open late 2017, the store will be located at the intersection of Daniels Parkway and Ben C. Pratt/6 Mile Cypress Highway. “We’ve received such […]

Cleveland: Whole Foods Market will relocate its existing store on Chagrin Boulevard to the state-of-the art Pinecrest development

ORANGE VILLAGE, Ohio, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, in partnership with Fairmount Properties and their joint venture partners, announced today it will relocate its existing store on Chagrin Boulevard to the state-of-the art Pinecrest development. The new 45,000-square-foot store will be a part of the $230 million project located at I-271 and Harvard […]

Whole Foods Market store at 151 Rice Lake Square in Wheaton Ill. will be relocated to a larger location at 91 Danada Square East

New, larger store expected to open in late 2016 or early 2017 CHICAGO, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods grocer, confirmed today that the current 39,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market location at 151 Rice Lake Square in Wheaton, Illinois, will be relocating to a new 55,000-square-foot location at […]

Whole Foods Market signs leases for Cleveland, Fort Myers, Fl., Sudbury, Mass., and Wheaton, Ill.

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — In its fourth quarter earnings report, Whole Foods Market announced that it has signed leases for four new stores. The new leases are for Whole Foods Market stores planned for Cleveland, Fort Myers, Florida, Sudbury, Massachusetts, and Wheaton, Illinois. The stores in Cleveland and Wheaton will be relocations. The […]

Whole Foods Market to open in Sudbury, Massachusetts

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market announced today that it will open a location in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The store will be approximately 40,000 square feet and will employ approximately 225 locally hired, full- and part-time team members. “Sudbury is such a quintessentially New England town, and we are so excited to develop […]

Whole Foods Market signed leases for 3 new 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores in Cedar Park, Texas, Cincinnati, and San Francisco

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — In its fourth quarter earnings report, Whole Foods Market announced that it has signed leases for three new 365 by Whole Foods Market™ stores. The new leases are for locations in Cedar Park, Texas, Cincinnati, and San Francisco. “We’re excited to have eight leases signed for our new store […]

Brooklyn bakery Bien Cuit partners with Whole Foods Market

Brooklyn’s sought-after baked goods debut at 32 tri-state area Whole Foods Market locations NEW YORK, New York, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beloved Brooklyn bakery Bien Cuit is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Whole Foods Market to make their renowned breads and baked goods more accessible outside of their Smith Street location. Beginning […]

Whole Foods Market and Roy Choi partner to open second Chego outpost inside the downtown LA store

Company partners with Los Angeles chef to open location in downtown Los Angeles store LOS ANGELES, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Whole Foods Market has partnered with Roy Choi to open a second Chego outpost inside the downtown Los Angeles store, opening Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 788 South Grand Ave. Located in the 41,000-square-foot […]

Don J. Clark appointed global VP of purchasing for non-perishables Whole Foods Market

Industry veteran brings deep retail and grocery experience in merchandising, supply chain, technology and omni-channel marketing AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) today announced that it has named Don J. Clark global vice president of purchasing for non-perishables. Clark is responsible for all functions of Whole Foods Market’s non-perishable business, […]

Morrisons to donate unsold food that is still safe to eat to local community organisations

Morrisons is to roll out an initiative that aims to end the waste of edible food in its 500 supermarkets. Bradford, England, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Across the UK, unsold food that is still safe to eat will be made available and donated to local community organisations. They will be able come to the […]

DFS Group will launch the seventh annual DFS Masters of Time exhibition on December 5, 2015 in Macau

OVER 400 MASTERPIECES FROM 28 OF THE WORLD’S LEADING LUXURY BRANDS HONG KONG, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — DFS Group (DFS), the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, will launch the seventh annual DFS Masters of Time exhibition on December 5, 2015 with a gala event at T Galleria by DFS, Macau in partnership with the […]

Best Buy made the CDP Climate A List

Minneapolis, MN, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy has been awarded a prized position on the CDP Climate A List for our efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the past year. The commendation puts Best Buy in the top 5 percent of thousands of companies that submit annual emissions data and climate management […]

800+ Best Buy stores to open early at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Friday, Nov. 6

Minneapolis, MN, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — One of the biggest games of the year comes out Thursday night. And 800+ Best Buy stores will be opening early – at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time* Friday, Nov. 6  – to let you get your hands on Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Before we talk about […]