Baskin-Robbins signs with PWS Ventures, LLC to develop a new ice cream shop in Dalton, Ga

WORLD’S LARGEST CHAIN OF ICE CREAM SPECIALTY SHOPS SIGNS STORE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WITH FORMER MARINE CANTON, MA, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, announced today the signing of a store development agreement with new franchise group, PWS Ventures, LLC, to develop a new ice cream shop in […]

Baskin-Robbins introduces two new ice cream cakes to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

New Star Wars: Darth Vader Cake and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cake Are Now Available To Order In-Store and Online CANTON, Mass., 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is offering Star Wars lovers nationwide two new ice cream cakes for a limited time throughout December to […]

ICSC survey: Consumers will visit a shopping center on average 6.5 times a week this holiday season

ICSC Consumer Survey affirms significance of Omni-channel experience this holiday season: Millennials between the ages of 18-24, visit shopping centers 10-times a week. NEW YORK, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the holiday season well underway, consumers will be flocking to their local shopping centers for all the essentials they need to make their […]

ICA Gruppen commits to be climate-neutral by 2020

SOLNA, SWEDEN, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — ICA Gruppen has taken the decision to be climate-neutral by 2020.* This encompasses the climate impact of operations in stores, pharmacies, warehouses and offices from areas such as refrigerants, electricity, goods transports and business travel in both the Swedish and Baltic operations. The decrease will be measured […]

ICA Gruppen reports on November 2015 sales figures of it Swedish stores

SOLNA, SWEDEN, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales in the Swedish ICA stores rose by 3.7% in November 2015 compared with the corresponding month last year. Sales in like-for-like stores increased by 3.1%. November 2015 January – November 2015 Store sales, excl. VAT SEKm Change all stores Change like-for-like SEKm Change all stores Change […]

Staples offers great last-minute gifts and deals throughout the holidays

Staples Customers Can Find Savings on Last Minute Gifts and Stocking Stuffers Including Same Day Personalized Items FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ —  From the Inner Geek to the Fashion-Forward co-worker, Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) makes more for less happen this holiday season with great last-minute gifts and deals throughout the holidays. Staples customers […]

Staples and Office Depot to contest FTC’s decision to challenge the merger of the two companies

Companies confident in legal position based on competitive dynamics and clear FTC precedent FRAMINGHAM, Mass. & BOCA RATON, Fla., 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and Office Depot, Inc. (Nasdaq: ODP) today announced that they intend to contest the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s decision to challenge the merger of the two companies. […]

Staples and Office Depot Open Letter regarding The Federal Trade Commission’s intention to challenge Staples’ acquisition of Office Depot

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and BOCA RATON, Fla., 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) and Office Depot, Inc. (Nasdaq: ODP) have issued the following open letter to customers after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced earlier today their decision to challenge the merger of the two companies: To Our Valued Customers, The Federal Trade Commission […]

adidas brings back Stella McCartney as the Creative Director for its Team GB official kit for Rio 2016

London, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Three years since the huge success of Team GB in London adidas today revealed their plans for Rio 2016 by announcing Stella McCartney as the Creative Director for the adidas Team GB official kit. The iconic British designer will reprise her role from 2012 and will implement her design […]

Grand & Toy expands its online offering with the addition of new products from wholesale partner SP Richards

TORONTO, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Grand & Toy today announced a major increase in its online offering with the addition of new products from wholesale partner SP Richards’. The increase will add a curated selection of online content for over 6,000 products. ‘We’re committed to continually enhancing the GRANDANDTOY.COM experience,” said Gaurav Sharma, Senior Director, […]

King Kullen opened new supermarket in North Patchogue

King Kullen Opens North Patchogue Store Former Waldbaum’s supermarket offers customers greater selection and expanded technology to enhance the shopping experience. BETHPAGE, NY, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — King Kullen Grocery. Co., Inc. opened a new supermarket in North Patchogue on Friday, December 4, at the site of the former Waldbaum’s at 440 West Sunrise Highway, […]

Weis Markets hosts chain-wide vendor appreciation week

Company thanks direct store delivery vendors for their support Sunbury, PA, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets’ senior team and store managers are recognizing their direct store delivery vendors for their strong support throughout the year, particularly during the busy holiday season with their chain-wide vendor appreciation week. The program starts on December 7 and […]

Undeclared Allergens: Bakery Fresh Goodness chocolate brownies recall at Kroger retail stores

CINCINNATI, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has recalled Bakery Fresh Goodness chocolate brownies (16 oz, tub) sold in its retail stores because the product may contain walnuts not listed on the label. People who are allergic to walnuts could have a severe reaction if they consume […]

Starbucks launches its first series of local designs featuring U.S. states and cities for this holiday’s Dot Collection

SEATTLE, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — From the Golden Gate to the Empire State, Starbucks is launching its first series of local designs featuring U.S. states and cities for this holiday’s Dot Collection. The Starbucks® local city collection features designs highlighting cities and states including Boston, California, Chicago, Florida, Hawaii, Los Angeles, New Orleans, […]

The second Starbucks for Life sweepstakes started on December 8 exclusively for My Starbucks Rewards® members

SEATTLE, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Winning a free beverage or food item every day for the next 30 years had an unexpected benefit for the first “Starbucks for Life” winner. After winning the grand prize from Starbucks, Mary has visited a Portland, Oregon area store nearly every day this year. Along with her go-to Starbucks® […]

Sears refreshed its mobile app with new features

Retailer further expands on its suite of in-store and mobile shopping conveniences HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season is expected to be the most connected ever and Sears has refreshed its mobile app with new features, making it even easier for shoppers to fill their sleighs with gifts this holiday […]

Macy’s and Make-A-Wish celebrate the 7th annual National Believe Day on Friday, Dec. 11

To mark the occasion, Macy’s will offer a double donation for all letters to Santa collected in stores and online at macys.com/believe on Fri. Dec. 11 NEW YORK, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Magical wishes will be granted to children across the country with life-threatening medical conditions, as Macy’s and Make-A-Wish celebrate the seventh annual National […]

Macy’s, Inc. priced its $500 Million senior notes due 2021

CINCINNATI, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced the pricing of the public offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2021 by its wholly owned subsidiary, Macy’s Retail Holdings, Inc. The senior notes were issued at a price of 99.899% of par and will bear interest at a rate […]

COP21: LVMH Environment Director Sylvie Bénard provides an update and looks at the next steps

PARIS, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — The 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has been meeting in Paris since November 30th. The goal of COP21 is an ambitious agreement to fight climate change. Where do negotiations stand midway through the conference? LVMH Environment Director Sylvie Bénard […]

COP21: Sephora CEO Chris de Lapuente talks about the importance of the environment

PARIS, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — In conjunction with the COP21 World Climate Summit, of which LVMH is a partner, we asked five CEOs from our different business sectors to talk about the importance of the environment for their respective Houses. Chris de Lapuente, CEO of Sephora, spotlights innovative solutions introduced by the beauty […]

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act: IKEA Way on Purchasing Products and Services

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657) went into effect. The law requires retailers operating in California to publically state the steps they have undertaken to eliminate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chain. At IKEA we have worked […]

Online sales of Non-Food products in UK up 11.8% in November vs. a year earlier – BRC-KPMG

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 11.8% in November versus a year earlier, when they had risen by 12.0% over the previous year. November’s online sales performance was in line with its 3-month average of 11.9% and was just ahead of its 12-month average of 11.6%. In November 2015, Online sales represented […]

UK retail sales in November 2015 decreased 0.4% on a like-for-like basis from November 2014 – BRC-KPMG

UK retail sales decreased 0.4% on a like-for-like basis from November 2014, when they had increased 0.9% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 0.7%, against a 2.2% rise in November 2014. Adjusted for the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index deflation, total growth was 2.2%. Total growth was below the 3-month average […]

Best Buy’s VP Public Affairs & Sustainability: We are committed to uphold our status as a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability

“We are committed to upholding our status as a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability because our employees and customers expect that of us,” says Laura Bishop, Best Buy’s vice president of Public Affairs & Sustainability. MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — While the holiday shopping season is in full-swing here in the U.S., there’s […]

Best Buy’s Drone Selection for the holidays: dozen different drones in stores and nearly 40 models online

MINNEAPOLIS, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Drones are generating a lot of buzz as one of this year’s hottest — and most talked about — holiday gifts for first-time fliers and avid aviators alike. The Consumer Electronics Association expects about 700,000 drones to fly off retailers’ shelves this year, up 63 percent from a year […]

Meer dan 4 op de 10 Nederlanders ervaart stress tijdens de (voor) bereidingen van het kerstdiner

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Het kerstdiner is voor veel mensen de favoriete traditie tijdens de kerstdagen. Maar het bereiden van dit feestmaal is niet voor iedereen een feestje… Meer dan 4 op de 10 Nederlanders* ervaart stress tijdens de (voor)bereidingen van het kerstdiner. En dat is niet gek, want bij […]

Österreich: BILLA holt regionale Lieferanten vor den Vorhang

In der BILLA Filiale in der Perfektastraße 106 durften sich Kunden vergangenen Freitag über eine besondere kulinarische Aufmerksamkeit freuen: eine Produktverkostung aus dem BILLA Regional Regal. Dabei standen aber nicht nur die Produkte selbst im Mittelpunkt, sondern auch zahlreiche anwesende Produzenten der regionalen Köstlichkeiten erklärten den BILLA Kunden spannende Hintergründe zu ihren nachhaltigen und regionalen […]

Philippines: SM malls evolved into sustainable structures

Pasay City, Philippines, 2015-12-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM malls, which now total 56 in the country, have evolved into sustainable structures that are proving to be valuable and sensible investments. In the last few years, SM malls have consciously integrated disaster risk reduction into design and operations in the midst of worsening effects of […]