Alibaba Group Holding Limited announces the acquisition of South China Morning Post and other media assets of SCMP Group Limited

Hong Kong, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) announced today that it has entered into a definite agreement to acquire the South China Morning Post (SCMP) and other media assets of SCMP Group Limited (SEHK: 0583). The agreement combines the heritage and editorial excellence of the SCMP with Alibaba’s […]

The Kroger Co.: King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado sign new labor agreements with UFCW Local 7

DENVER, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today announced that associates working at King Soopers and City Market stores in Colorado have ratified new labor agreements with UFCW Local 7. “We are pleased to reach agreements that are good for our associates. These new contracts provide wage increases, affordable health care […]

Costa again named UK’s Favourite Coffee Shop by Allegra’s annual Project Café16 report

LONDON, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the sixth year running, Costa has been named the Nation’s Favourite Coffee Shop by industry experts Allegra as the results for their annual Project Café16 report were released today. No other coffee shop has held on to the accolade for this long since the report’s creation twelve […]

Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media appoints Courtney Holt Executive Vice President and Head of Maker Studios

GLENDALE, Calif., 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media announced today that Courtney Holt has been named Executive Vice President and Head of Maker Studios, reporting directly to Jimmy Pitaro, Co-chair Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, and President, Disney Interactive, effective immediately. In this role, Mr. Holt, who previously served as […]

Tommy Hilfiger names supermodel Gigi Hadid as the brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger women’s beginning Fall 2016

As a part of the new vision for ‘Tommy Hilfiger’ women’s, supermodel and social media star Gigi Hadid will launch her first ever capsule collection – including apparel, footwear, accessories – and fragrance in collaboration with the designer. AMSTERDAM, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], announces that […]

Zalando partners with logistics service provider Fiege to open its first international satellite fulfillment center in Italy

  STRADELLA, ITALY, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, is today announcing the opening of its first international satellite fulfillment center. The company has partnered with logistics service provider Fiege, which will operate the 20,000 square meter facility located in Stradella (Pavia, Italy). This pilot will allow Zalando to serve local […]

Metro Inc. donates $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in response to the government’s commitment to welcome Syrian refugees

Toronto, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Metro Inc. is pleased to announce that it will donate $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross.  This donation comes in response to the government’s commitment to welcome Syrian refugees into the country and will support those landing in both Quebec and Ontario by dividing the $100,000 equally between both […]

Schnucks Markets names Mark Doiron as its new chief merchant

ST. LOUIS, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Schnucks Markets, Inc. is pleased to announce industry veteran Mark Doiron has joined the company as its new chief merchant. Doiron, who has more than 25 years of experience in the food and grocery industries, will be responsible for procurement and merchandising throughout Schnucks’ 99 supermarkets. He serves […]

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores donates 81,000 pounds of meat to local food banks throughout Northern California and Nevada

Fair Oaks, CA, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s Family of Fine Stores donated more than 12,500 turkeys, chickens and hams – which will serve 65,000 individuals throughout Northern California and Nevada. Each of the 114 Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill store locations within the chain has made a $1,000 donation of meat to benefit […]

Citycon appoints Marianne M. Håkonsen VP Marketing and Branding and member of the Corporate Management Committee

HELSINKI, FINLAND, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marianne M. Håkonsen has been appointed Citycon Oyj’s Vice President, Marketing and Branding and member of the Corporate Management Committee. Marianne M. Håkonsen (b. 1967) is a Norwegian citizen and has a Master of Science degree in Communications from the University of Montpellier. She will take her […]

Colruyt Group grants its pig farmers with support bonus of 10 cents per kilo

Halle, Belgium, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Colruyt Group has decided to support the pork industry by granting its pig farmers with a support bonus of 10 cents per kilo. The group is looking to use this action to help its long-term partners scrape a living. This is also a way of contributing to the […]

SSP and Budapest Airport extend partnership

LONDON, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has cemented its partnership with Budapest Airport by celebrating the confirmation of a contract extension. Nick Inkster, CEO, SSP WEMEAP, and Jost Lammers, CEO, Budapest Airport, sealed the agreement which will see numerous upgrades, refurbishments, […]

SSP opens ‘casual fine-dining’ concept Boston Grill at Stockholm Central Station

LONDON, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has opened ‘casual fine-dining’ concept Boston Grill at Stockholm Central Station. This is the second outlet of the Stockholm-based brand to open in the city. Offering the elegance of fine dining combined with the warm […]

43 Starbucks partners received their degrees through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan in December

SEATTLE, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Graduation parties with balloons, cakes and proud families posing for photos take place in homes across the U.S. this time of year. Those types of celebrations also happened in several Starbucks stores recently. More than 40 Starbucks partners (employees) received their degrees through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan in December, and will embark […]

Amazon: Prime Now customers in Austin can now enjoy one-hour delivery from local restaurants

Prime Now customers in Austin can now enjoy delivery from local restaurants and food trucks, including Boteco ATX, Chi’Lantro, Clay Pit,Michi Ramen, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill, Southside Flying Pizza, Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, Terry Black’s Barbecue, The Backspace and many more Free one-hour delivery for a limited time on all restaurant orders SEATTLE, 2015-12-18 — /EPR […]

Kesko’s VV-Auto Group Oy and MAN Truck & Bus AG sign agreement on the import of MAN trucks

VV-Auto Group Oy and MAN Truck & Bus AG have entered into an agreement on the import of MAN trucks, MAN buses and Neoplan buses and their spare parts, and the related after-sales services in Finland. HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — “Car sales are one of the three strategic growth areas of the […]

Kesko and Plan International Finland partner to improve working conditions of migrant workers in Thailand’s fish industry

Kesko and Plan International Finland, an organisation promoting children’s rights, continue their cooperation to improve the sustainability of Thailand’s fish industry and the position of migrant workers. We have agreed on cooperation for the years 2015-2018. HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cooperation of Kesko and Plan International started last spring with a research […]

Kesko continues its expansion in Russia with the opening of new K-ruoka store in St. Petersburg

Kesko opened a new K-ruoka store in St. Petersburg at Prospekt Yuriya Gagarina 34 today. The store is located in rented premises in the southern part of St. Petersburg next to the traditional Yuzhnyy market and has good traffic connections. This is the ninth store in the K-ruoka chain. HELSINKI, Finland, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ […]

LVMH Environment Director Sylvie Bénard talks about the significance of the Climate Change agreement

  PARIS, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The COP21 meeting came to a close on Saturday, December 12th when 195 countries adopted the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. LVMH Environment Director talks about the significance of this universal agreement. The COP21 ended with an agreement. Does this mean the […]

Sephora awarded Sustainable Brand label and 2015 R Award for eco-design by Génération Responsable association

PARIS, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sephora’s sustainable development initiatives were recognized on December 8th by the association Génération Responsable, which awarded Sephora the Sustainable Brand label, as well as the 2015 R Award for eco-design. Within the scope of the SOLUTIONS COP21 showcase, partnered by Génération Responsable, an association that promotes actions by major brands […]

H&M won the Libby Award for Best Animal-Friendly Clothing Company

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M is a winner of the Libby Awards 2015 having been named Best Animal-Friendly Clothing Company by Peta’s youth division for its commitment to animal welfare. “Animal welfare is important to us at H&M and we are happy that our work to improve animal welfare practices in […]

PriceSmart Foods brings fresh new take on authentic Asian grocery store with the opening of new store in Burnaby

The brand new store will hold its grand opening on December 19, showcasing its thousands of authentic Asian products and made-inhouse sushi, dim sum and barbecue Burnaby, B.C., 2015-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The wait is over for residents of the Metrotown area of Burnaby as the brand new PriceSmart Foods opens its doors today, […]