More than 6,000 U.S. corporate and franchise-owned Taco Bell restaurants will serve cage-free eggs by December 31, 2016

Brand on target to fulfill goal to remove artificial colors and flavors; Deepens pledge to meet consumers’ desire for simplicity, transparency and choice IRVINE, Calif., 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taco Bell® today extended its long-standing promise to delivering quality food at great value by announcing that 100% of its more than 6,000 U.S. corporate […]

Starbucks unveils handpicked selection of holiday gifts at the Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle

SEATTLE, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Starbucks first opened the Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, the intent was to create a retail experience unlike anything customers had seen from Starbucks. One year later, Starbucks is surprising its customers again with a handpicked selection of holiday gifts at the Roastery. Jennifer […]

The Fondation Louis Vuitton features special art project to raise funds for charity called “recto/verso”

PARIS, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Fondation Louis Vuitton is featuring a very special art project to raise funds for charity called “recto/verso” (front/back). The exhibition of contemporary art works, which runs until November 15, will culminate with an auction of the works, which remain anonymous when they go under the hammer. All […]

Sainsbury’s: Woodland Trust marks historic tree planting milestone

Thousands of green fingered school children across the county are set to receive free trees as the UK’s largest woodland conservation charity marks a historic tree planting milestone. LONDON, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the last year, the Woodland Trust – with lead partner Sainsbury’s – has planted a million trees to honour those […]

More than 400 doorbuster deals offered during Black Friday weekend at Macy’s

Customers can shop starting at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving evening in most stores NEW YORK, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — As customers prepare for one of the biggest shopping events of the year, Macy’s (NYSE:M) is announcing incredible Black Friday deals beginning at 6 p.m. at most stores on Thanksgiving day, and online all day at macys.com. […]

Lowe’s released the next generation of its Iris smart home solution built with Microsoft Azure’s cloud technology

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Lowe’s announced the next generation of its Iris smart home solution, built with Microsoft Azure’s cloud technology. This latest version of Iris enhances Lowe’s smart home offering with new functionality and faster performance and includes updated software and hardware that make Iris simpler, more intuitive and more […]

Belk kicks off the holiday season with more than 400 doorbuster items on Thanksgiving Day

Season kicks off with a visit from Santa; Stores to open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day with more than 400 doorbuster items & a $1 million gift card giveaway – one $1,000 winner per store; Promotions and events throughout the holiday season starting the week before Thanksgiving; Extended holiday store hours Charlotte, N.C., 2015-11-16 […]

11-year-old from South Carolina won 2015 Belkie Bear design contest

Designed by 11-year-old contest winner CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — An 11-year-old from South Carolina won the 2015 Belkie Bear design contest held at Belk’s SantaFest event last year. The bear was unveiled at Belk’s SantaFest today. Abigail’s design was selected from more than 1,000 applicants. As the grand prize winner of last […]

IKEA disappointed that the UFCW chose to illegally block access to its Stoughton store

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA respects the rights of our co-workers to join, form or not to join a co-worker association of their choice without fear of reprisal, interference, intimidation or harassment. We will not facilitate a preference for a co-worker association. Updated Statement: noon November 16th IKEA is disappointed that the […]

Traditional Swedish Julbord buffet in the restaurants of IKEA U.S. stores on Friday, Dec. 11

Tickets to Holiday Smörgåsbord Available for $16.99 Adults / $4.99 Kids 12 & Under; Discounted Prices for IKEA FAMILY* Members CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA invites the public to celebrate this holiday season with a traditional Swedish Julbord buffet in the restaurants of IKEA U.S. stores** on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. The all-you-can-eat […]

The H&M group’s sales increased by 12 percent in October 2015 YoY

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The H&M group’s sales including VAT increased by 12 percent in local currencies in October 2015 compared to the same month last year. The total number of stores amounted to 3,807 on 31 October 2015 compared to 3,437 on 31 October 2014. Percentage sales development for the month of […]

CVS/pharmacy® ReadyFill® program improves medication adherence while reducing drug waste – CVS Health Research Institute

Findings show that CVS/pharmacy® ReadyFill® program improves medication adherence while reducing drug waste WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — New research by the CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) Research Institute is the first to show the impact of prescription refill programs on medication adherence. The study, published in the American Journal of Managed Care, found […]

Health is Primary, CVS Health to increase coordination of care between primary care providers and retail pharmacies and clinics

Campaign Will Educate Consumers and Advocate for Continuity of Care, Increased Provider Collaboration WASHINGTON, D.C., 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Health is Primary campaign today announced a collaboration with CVS Health to increase coordination of care between primary care providers and retail pharmacies and clinics, including CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic, the walk-in medical clinic of CVS Health. […]

Proposed Executive Committee of Ahold Delhaize

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold and Delhaize Group today announced the proposed Executive Committee of Ahold Delhaize, effective upon completion of the proposed merger of the two companies. The future Executive Committee will be comprised of the Management Board members as announced on June 24, 2015, and will be supplemented by […]

BRC: Guidance on what must be considered before making a ‘free-from’ claim on a product

LONDON, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the BRC and the FDF with the support of Anaphylaxis Campaign and Coeliac UK are launching a guidance document which provides food manufacturers, retailers and enforcement authorities with essential advice on what must be considered before making a ‘free-from’ claim on a product (1). At present, with the […]

BRC/SPRINGBOARD: Retail park footfall increased 2.9% YoY in October 2015

Footfall in October was 0.2% lower than a year ago, unchanged from the decline in September. This was above the three-month average of -0.6%. Footfall in retail park locations increased 2.9% year-on-year. This is below September’s high of 4.0%. High Streets and Shopping Centres reported a decline in footfall of 1.0% and 1.3% respectively. Four […]

Carrefour rolls out its new CARREFOUR VEGGIE range in all its stores

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — At a time when consumer trends are becoming increasingly diverse, Carrefour has broken new ground and is releasing its new CARREFOUR VEGGIE range in all its stores. Carrefour is the first French retailer to have an own-brand vegetarian range. An affordable, varied gourmet range “CARREFOUR VEGGIE – Vegetarian […]

Carrefour renews its commitment to the International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Carrefour has just renewed its commitment to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) by signing the “Global Business and Disability Network” charter. The purpose of the charter is to promote the interests of people with disabilities and to include them through concrete initiatives at international level. An initiative that […]

Sea Mild Biotech Ltd won the first prize at Carrefour Taiwan’s “Major Climate Challenge for Suppliers”

Taipei, Taiwan, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the occasion of the official partnership between Carrefour and the International Conference on Climate which will take place in Paris from 30th November to 11th December, Carrefour Taiwan held an Award Ceremony of “Major Climate Challenge for Suppliers” in Taipei on 30th September. The long-time supplier partner of […]

Carrefour: The very first City convenience store opens at Aéroports de Paris

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Augustin de Romanet – CEO of Aéroports de Paris – and Georges Plassat – CEO of the Carrefour Group – have just jointly opened the very first City convenience store to be located in a French airport. Based in the Departures lounge of Paris-Orly’s sudden terminal, this new […]

Diane Rusignola appointed deputy editor at NACS

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diane Rusignola has joined NACS as a deputy editor. In this newly created role, Rusignola will help guide the content, design consistency and editing of the award-winning monthly NACS Magazine as well as content across NACS Media platforms including the NACS Daily e-newsletter and NACS social media. Rusignola […]

Nearly half of all regular Black Friday shoppers expect to shop more this holiday season as a result of lower gas prices – NACS survey

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nearly half (42%) of all regular Black Friday shoppers expect to shop more this holiday season as a result of lower gas prices, according to the results of a new consumer survey released today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Shoppers also expect to have plenty of […]

Gap, Bombas to bring awareness to the most requested clothing item in homeless shelters: socks

The exclusive partnership sets goal to donate 1 million socks to homeless shelters NEW YORK, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, Gap is joining forces with Bombas, the athletic-leisure sock company with a philanthropic mission, to bring awareness to the most requested clothing item in homeless shelters: socks. The exclusive Gap x Bombas […]

Toys“R”Us® announced its Thanksgiving Weekend plans

Loyal Customers Given Exclusive Availability to Shop More Than 100 Black Friday Sales in Advance of the Holiday Shopping Crowds WAYNE, NJ, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today announced its Thanksgiving Weekend plans, revealing the season’s hottest doorbusters on this year’s most sought-after playthings, including more than 350 offers and $8,000 in savings. With Toys“R”Us stores […]

Malaysia: Giant to plant trees and refurbish a whole classroom into a 21st Century Classroom

Hypermarket staff plant trees in compound and give classroom 21st-century look  MALAYSIA, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — WHEN Rihana Hashim, principal of SMK Desa Cempaka, Nilai, received a call from GCH Retail (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd corporate affairs department, she was elated. It was because Giant offered to plant fruit trees as well as bougainvillea […]

Richard T. (Mick) McGuire III to resign from NCR’s Board of Directors

DULUTH, Ga., 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) today announced that Richard T. (Mick) McGuire III, Founder and Managing Partner, Marcato Capital Management, has resigned from the Company’s Board of Directors.  McGuire has served on the Board since November 2014. “Mick has been a good director who has provided the Board a valuable […]

First Data becomes preferred provider of cybersecurity and payment processing solutions to NCR’s customers in the grocery, petroleum and convenience store industries

Agreement establishes First Data as preferred payments technology provider for NCR in grocery, petroleum and convenience store industries NCR becomes First Data’s preferred ATM and services provider, including enterprise license for NCR CxBanking software DULUTH, Ga. and NEW YORK, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, […]

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 2015 Holiday Guide released on The Center of Shopping’s website

All the latest holiday data and findings one click away. NEW YORK, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — How much money are shoppers spending this holiday season? On Black Friday? Super Saturday? Do shopping centers prefer to hire Santas with real beards or will costume accessories suffice? How are omnichannel and technology trends influencing holiday […]

ICSC: 7 in 10 Kentuckians support federal legislation that requires online-only sellers to collect sales tax at the time of purchase

New Poll Finds Strong Support for Federal Legislation in the Bluegrass State WASHINGTON, 2015-11-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) released the results of a Kentucky-specific poll that shows that roughly seven in ten Kentucky voters support federal legislation that requires online-only sellers to collect sales tax at […]

ICSC: 71 percent of Americans plan to stock up on holiday gifts over Thanksgiving weekend

More than 7 in 10 Americans (71 percent) plan to stock up on holiday gifts and merchandise over Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday-Sunday), according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Black Friday Shopping Study. One in three Americans (32 percent) plan to shop in-store on “Cyber Monday.” Hot toys include LEGO dimensions starter pack, Paw […]