RILA VP government affairs Kelly Kolb: Agreement on a long-term transportation package is good news

Arlington, VA, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — ​​​A long-term transportation funding plan is welcome news, but retailers remained frustrated that stronger provisions to measure performance at America’s ports were not included in the final agreement. “Agreement on a long-term transportation package is good news,” said Kelly Kolb, vice president for government affairs with the Retail Industry Leaders […]

X5 Retail Group, Rus Food Foundation to provide food aid to those in need across Russia

Moscow, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group, a leading Russian food retailer, and the Rus Food Foundation have launched Basket of Kindness, a nationwide initiative to provide food aid to those in need across Russia. Rus Food Foundation is the Russian arm of the Global FoodBanking Network. The Basket of Kindness organisers […]

Pacha Soap receives funding from Whole Foods Market’s Local Producer Loan Program

Newest Recipient of Whole Foods Market® Local Producer Loan Program Grows Business AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Pacha Soap is the newest independent local business to receive funding from Whole Foods Market’s Local Producer Loan Program. With the new funds, Hastings-based Pacha Soap will develop their sustainable liquid hand soap product line, Pump […]

Retail veteran Eric Claus named new Chief Executive Officer of Save-A-Lot

Claus brings over 30 years of retail experience, including hard discount and grocery, as well significant CEO experience to the Company’s Save-A-Lot business MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) today announced that retail veteran Eric Claushas been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Save-A-Lot, the Company’s hard-discount grocery segment. Claus, 59, […]

Rite Aid offers discounts on select trivalent flu shots in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention States Flu Activity is Typically Highest Between December and February CAMP HILL, Pa., 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — From now through December 12, Rite Aid will offer discounts on select trivalent flu shots in support of National Influenza Vaccination Week. Flucelvax, a cell based vaccine, will be available for […]

Eight new shopping and dining options will debut at The Mall of San Juan before the end of 2015

Eight new stores and restaurants debuting by year end SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Mall of San Juan today announced eight new shopping and dining options will debut before the end of 2015 — seven of which are exclusive to the market. More than 20 additional stores and restaurants […]

Best Buy adds new live-chat feature within its mobile app

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Need help choosing between two TVs? Wondering whether the latest smartwatch is compatible with your smartphone? Want to check the status of a recent order? Now you can get help on all of that and more with BlueAssist, a new live-chat feature within the Best Buy mobile app. With […]

PetSmart: Instagram-famous pets Milla the Cat and Tonkey Bear made their top 10 picks for this holiday season

Milla the Cat and Tonkey Bear the Dog Make Their Gift Wish Lists from PetSmart PHOENIX, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Instagram-famous pets Milla the Cat and Tonkey Bear, a Shar Pei dog, want to ensure all pets know what to put on their wish lists this holiday season. With PetSmart’s endlessly fun and festive […]

Alibaba Group appointments: Terry von Bibra to lead Germany and Sébastien Badault to lead France for Alibaba Group

Terry von Bibra to lead Germany and Sébastien Badault to lead France for Alibaba Group  Paris and Munich, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) today announced the appointment of Terry von Bibra as managing director of Alibaba Group Germany and Sébastien Badault as managing director of Alibaba Group France, effective immediately. The […]

Baskin-Robbins unveils its festive lineup of ice cream cakes for the holiday season

New Polar Bear Cake and Fudge Yule Log Roll Cake are perfect for holiday gatherings CANTON, Mass., 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins is helping to spread holiday cheer this season with a festive lineup of ice cream cakes and its cool new Flavor of the Month, OREO® Cool Mint Chocolate. Featuring chocolate ice cream […]

The Bon-Ton Stores to host Santa Fest in all of its 252 Bon-Ton department stores on Saturday, Dec 5

Parents Can Take Photos of Their Children With Santa From 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. MILWAUKEE, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, has announced it will host Santa Fest in all of its 252 Bon-Ton department stores onSaturday, […]

Findel plc: General Meeting Requisitioned by Sports Direct International (SDI); Update Regarding Irrevocable Undertakings

Cheshire, England, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Findel plc, the UK Home Shopping and Education businesses, announces that it has received an irrevocable undertaking from River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP to vote against the resolution proposed by Sports Direct International to appoint Mr Gardener to the Findel board of directors (as set out in the […]

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi to Keynote New York National Deal Making Conference

New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi to Keynote #NYnDM, which is marking its return Dec. 7 and 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Center. NEW YORK, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is gearing up for the annual New York National Deal Making Conference, which will be held Dec. 7 […]

Staples, Inc. to implement a proxy access procedure for stockholder director nominations

FRAMINGHAM, Mass, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors has amended and restated the Company’s by-laws to implement a proxy access procedure for stockholder director nominations. “Our decision to adopt proxy access reinforces the Board’s commitment to enhancing our governance standards to align with evolving best […]

Staples, Inc. to pay quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per common stock share

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend onStaples, Inc. common stock of $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable on January 14, 2016, to shareholders of record on December 23, 2015. About Staples Staples makes it easy to make […]

King Kullen annual James A. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing raised $100,000 for Little Flower Children and Family Services

Bethpage, NY, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — King Kullen’s 33rd annual James A. Cullen Memorial Golf Outing has raised $100,000 for Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York.  The not-for-profit organization finds adoptive and foster homes for children on Long Island and in New York City. “To pay tribute to our father, James […]

Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx donate 60,000 pairs of socks for the cold weather

Modesto, CA, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the spirit of the global celebration of giving, Save Mart, Lucky and FoodMaxx are donating 60,000 pairs of socks tomorrow to several organizations that help the communities our stores serve. “HomeFirst is so grateful to Lucky for the donation of 12,000 socks for our homeless clients,” said […]

The Save Mart C.A.R.E.S. Foundation to donate $10,000 to Habitot Children’s Museum in Berkeley

Modesto, CA, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Save Mart C.A.R.E.S. Foundation, the giving arm of Lucky Supermarkets’ parent company, is proud to announce a $10,000 grant to Habitot Children’s Museum in Berkeley. The popular, award-winning non-profit provides a hands-on learning center in which young children explore culture and the arts in a setting […]

BJ’s Restaurants to present at Wedbush Securities 2015 California Dreamin’ Conference at Loews Hotel in Santa Monica

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(Nasdaq:BJRI) will be presenting at the Wedbush Securities 2015 California Dreamin’ Conferenceat the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, California. The Company’s presentation is scheduled to begin at approximately 11:10 a.m. PT (2:10 p.m. ET) on December 9, 2015 and will be broadcast live over […]

Nordstrom opens new Nordstrom Rack at Winter Park Square in Winter Park, Fl

SEATTLE, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today plans to open Nordstrom Rack at Winter Park Square in Winter Park, Florida. The approximately 25,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in spring 2017. The property is owned by UP Development, LLC. The newly constructed center will be anchored by Nordstrom […]

Nordstrom to open a Nordstrom Rack at Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont, Ill.

SEATTLE, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont, Illinois. The approximately 28,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2016. The property is owned by Macerich. Nordstrom Rack will be joining Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, Last […]

Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer Topaz claimed six awards at Shelflife C-Store Awards

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz and several of its leading dealer businesses emerged as the big winners at the Shelflife C-Store Awards which were held in Dublin recently. The country’s largest fuel and convenience retailer claimed six award overall, including the Forecourt of the Year Award for current Topaz Brand Ambassador Tobin’s of […]

Equity One, Inc. to hold an Investor Day on December 9, 2015 in New York City

New York, NY, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Equity One, Inc. (NYSE:EQY), an owner, developer, and operator of shopping centers, announced today that it will hold an Investor Day on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time in New York City. David Lukes, Chief Executive Officer, and members of executive management will […]

Starbucks: Only 12 percent of the world’s coffee was sold as sustainable coffee in the market

SEATTLE, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Conservation International, in partnership with Starbucks and other industry leaders, announced a call to action to make coffee the first sustainably sourced agricultural product in the world. Today’s launch of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, at the U.N. climate negotiations in Paris, comes as ministers gather to write a […]

Starbucks barista Ryan Wibawa took top honors in the first ever Indonesian Brewers Cup Championship finals

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — For Starbucks barista Ryan Wibawa, mastering coffee artistry was the key to becoming a champion. “I’ve worked really hard to hone my craft,” he said. “I’m now seeing the results of my hard work.” Wibawa took top honors in the first ever Indonesian Brewers Cup Championship finals […]

Tesco wins over 70 medals at the International Wine Challenge

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-12-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has amassed over 70 medals at ‘The Oscars’ of the wine industry- the International Wine Challenge.  Wines costing as little as £4, received accolades from a panel of independent drinks experts from around the world, who blind taste the wines to ensure fairness and impartiality. An impressive […]