Sheetz Family Charities, Salvation Army to host “For the Kidz” holiday parties for 8,000 underprivileged kids across the East Coast

Sheetz Family Charities Provides Holiday Gifts to More than 8,000 Kidz and “Gives the World” to 48 Children from Make-A-Wish ALTOONA, Pa., 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the past 23 years Sheetz Family Charities has set out to make the holiday season brighter for children in PA, MD, OH, WV, VA and NC. Sheetz Family […]

SpartanNash appoints EVP Kathleen Mahoney to Chief Legal Officer

Byron Center, MI, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN), the nation’s fifth largest food distributor and leading distributor to U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world, has named Executive Vice President Kathleen Mahoney Chief Legal Officer. Mahoney has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for SpartanNash since the merger […]

Overstock.com, Inc. discontinues sales of self-balancing electric scooters “hover board” due to growing safety concerns

Concern for Customer Safety Prompts Removal of Products From Website SALT LAKE CITY, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Due to growing safety concerns around “hover board” self-balancing electric scooters, Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) has made the decision to discontinue selling these items, effective immediately. “Customer safety is always our top priority,” said Overstock.com General Counsel […]

LuLu Hypermarket honored with the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award SKEA

ABU DHABI, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — LuLu Hypermarket has been bestowed with the annual Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award SKEA, which honours government and private organisations that set and follow the best all round business practices in various fields. The award was presented by HH Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the […]

Walgreens: Top Ten DMAs with Flu Activity for the Week of 12/6/2015

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — While Walgreens Flu Index™ data suggests a slight increase in flu activity in some markets, overall activity remains relatively low across most of the U.S. The Walgreens Flu Index is a weekly report developed to provide state- and market-specific information, and ranking of those experiencing the highest […]

Starbucks and its customers raised $455,000 for USO (United Service Organizations)

SEATTLE, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The USO (United Service Organizations) has long been known as a home away from home for U.S. service personnel. The nonprofit’s services are complimented by providing a taste of home with Starbucks Coffee, and much more. A recent effort by Starbucks and its customers raised approximately $455,000 for the USO and will provide […]

Starbucks and fashion designer Anna Sui partner to create limited-edition merchandise for the holidays

Starbucks is pairing world class coffee and luxury design. SEATTLE, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — To celebrate the holidays, Starbucks and renowned fashion designer Anna Sui created limited-edition merchandise. Designed exclusively for Starbucks, this chic collection is now  featured at select Starbucks® stores in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. “At […]

Tesco customers donated more than 3.7 million meals during the seventh Neighbourhood Food Collection

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Generous Tesco customers have donated more than 3.7 million meals during the seventh Neighbourhood Food Collection, which took place between 3rd and 5th December 2015, bringing the total number of meals collected by Tesco customers to over 30 million since the programme began in 2012. The collection provides […]

Walmart becomes the only retailer to offer its own payment solution with the launch of Walmart Pay

Pay with any iOS or Android smartphone, any major payment type and at any checkout lane – all through the Walmart app. Bentonville, Ark., 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart knows customers want to save not just money, but also time. Today, the retailer introduced Walmart Pay – a fast, easy and secure way […]

Amazon.com adds more than 4,000 items to its Prime Now service just in time for the holidays

From top gift-giving items across toys and electronics to wrapping paper and baking supplies, Prime Now has added thousands of items this holiday so you can skip a trip to the store and stay focused on doing the things you love Starting today in Manhattan, Prime Now has added delivery of beer, wine, spirits and […]

Chicago customers can now purchase from Plum Market, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and My Fit Foods through Amazon’s Prime Now for superfast delivery

Starting in Chicago today, Prime Now is expanding delivery service to include groceries and more from Plum Market, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and My Fit Foods SEATTLE, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced its Prime Now service, the company’s one-hour delivery service, will offer superfast delivery from local stores in Chicago in addition […]

COP21: Moët Hennessy CEO Christophe Navarre on the importance of the environment

PARIS, 2015-12-14 — /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. Christophe Navarre, CEO of Moët Hennessy, presents initiatives taken by LVMH Wines & […]

The Institut des Métiers d’Excellence LVMH to partner with Ecole Boulle

PARIS, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Institut des Métiers d’Excellence LVMH has signed a partnership with Ecole Boulle. A new work/study program organized in conjunction with the GRETA Création, Design et Métiers d’Art vocational training structure will provide specialized training in retail design for the luxury sector, expanding the IME course list. Inaugurated in 2014, the […]

Sycamore Partners Director Stefan Kaluzny: We are excited to have completed this acquisition and to begin our partnership with Belk

NEW YORK and CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sycamore Partners today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Belk, Inc. (“Belk” or the “Company”). Stefan Kaluzny, Managing Director of Sycamore Partners, said, “We are excited to have completed this acquisition and to begin our partnership with Belk. The Company has developed a […]

IKEA Group announces 11.2% sales increase for the financial year 2015

FY 2015: The IKEA Group sales are up 11.2% – allowing for continued investments in sustainability and business development Conshohocken, PA, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The IKEA Group net income amounted to $3.9 billion (€ 3.5 billion)* for the financial year 2015**. Total sales increased by 11.2% from last year to $35.7 billion (€ […]

IKEA breaks ground on its first store in Tennessee; future IKEA Memphis opens in Fall 2016

MEMPHIS, TN, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — With company representatives, Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton, Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, local officials and community leaders on-hand, IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially broke ground on its future Memphis store. Until the future IKEA Memphis opens in Fall 2016 as the first store in […]

NRF Senior VP David French: Time for Congress to remove the sales tax advantage for Internet sellers that is harming our communities

WASHINGTON, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today called on Congress to reject a customs reauthorization bill set for a vote this week unless it includes a provision allowing states to require online merchants to collect sales tax the same as local stores. “As more and more Main Street retailers close their […]

The NRF Foundation to award 25 outstanding students for its Next Generation Scholarship program on January 17, 2016

WASHINGTON, 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The NRF Foundation will award $125,000 in scholarships to 25 outstanding students as a part of its Next Generation Scholarship program. Today, the NRF Foundation has named the top five finalists, who will interview with a panel of executive judges to determine the four $10,000 scholarship recipients and the […]

Inditex Group’s net sales increased to €14.74bn in the first nine months of FY2015; 16% up from a year earlier

Over the past 12 months, the Group has generated more than 13,000 new jobs worldwide, more than 3,000 of which were in Spain. It now has a total 146,478 employees Over this period the company has been particularly active in Community investment by providing direct aid to refugees in Europe and support to organisations such […]

CarMax to release sales and earnings for Q3 ended November 30, 2015 On December 18, 2015

RICHMOND, Va., 2015-12-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE:KMX) announced today the webcast and conference call access information for upcoming events. December 18, 2015 – Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Earnings Conference Call On December 18, CarMax will release sales and earnings for the third quarter endedNovember 30, 2015, and will host a conference call […]