Amazon Original Series The Man in the High Castle the most-streamed original show ever by Prime members globally

Amazon’s new original series, developed by Frank Spotnitz and based on the bestselling Philip K. Dick novel, debuted on Prime Video on November 20th and in four weeks became the most-viewed original show on the service SEATTLE,  2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Amazon Original Series The Man in the High […]

Macy’s announces special giveaway of $10 “cash” cards at more than 600 stores across the country

From Dec. 20 – Dec. 22, Macy’s will offer free $10 “cash” cards to the first 250 customers in stores across the country NEW YORK, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — With less than a week left until Christmas Day, shoppers are hitting the stores for the final chance to find the perfect gifts for loved ones […]

Sainsbury’s: Dog gifts outselling cat gifts by 100%

LONDON, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The loyalty of a ‘man’s best friend’ is finally paying off for dogs across the UK according to the latest sales figures from Sainsbury’s. Compared to their feline friends, dogs are twice as likely to find a present under the Christmas tree this year, with dog gifts outselling […]

Gaming and on-demand TV spark a rise in sales of 10 inch tablets – Argos

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gaming and on-demand TV have sparked a rise in sales of 10 inch tablets and now the average home has two or more tablets, according to Argos. The boom, with the number of 10 inch tablets sold up by 130% over the last twelve months versus the […]

Online searches at Homebase.co.uk reveal Brits prepare their homes for visiting guests this Christmas

Milton Keynes, UK, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forget perfume, jewellery and gadgets, shoppers are more likely to be buying toilet roll holders, doorbells and curtain poles as they prepare their homes ready for visiting guests this Christmas, Homebase reveals. Online searches at Homebase.co.uk revealed Brits thoughts in the two weeks running up to Christmas […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance Completes $12.8 Billion placement as part of its proposed acquisition of Rite Aid Corporation

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq:WBA) today announced it has completed the placement of $5 billion of term loan facilities, evenly split between two tranches of $2.5 billion each, with three- and five-year maturities, respectively, and a $7.8 billion term loan bridge facility. These facilities replace the company’s previously reported […]

LVMH: The creative Berluti and Krug collaboration create unique pairing of shoemaking savoir-faire and prestige Champagne

  PARIS, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The collaboration between Berluti and Krug creates a unique pairing of shoemaking savoir-faire and prestige Champagne. This first chapter in a long-term alliance celebrated a special Krug patina at Berluti stores around the world. The creative collaboration between the grand Champagne house and the House renowned for elegant […]

LVMH: Emilio Pucci unveils trendsetting collection of skateboards

  PARIS, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Emilio Pucci has unveiled a trendsetting collection of skateboards, featured in a short film produced by Nowness. The artistic collaboration follows a design partnership with the University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL). To capture its new skateboard collection on film, Pucci called on Nowness. Created in 2010 and […]

LVMH: Berluti celebrates its 120th anniversary

  PARIS, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Berluti is celebrating the 120th anniversary of the shoemaker’s founding with the publication of its first book, entitled At Their Feet, an ode to iconic shoes and the creative talents who wore them. Loafers, slip-ons, boots or Oxfords … The models created by Berluti since 1895 set the standard […]

SONIC® to introduce Seasoned Jumbo Popcorn Chicken

Flavors include Sriracha, Garlic Parmesan and Honey Barbeque OKLAHOMA CITY, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) today announced an innovative spin to its popular premium chicken menu that delivers high quality taste in a bite-sized snack with the introduction of Seasoned Jumbo Popcorn Chicken. Seasoned with bold flavors to satisfy chicken cravings […]

Successful completion of Kroger’s tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Roundy’s common stock

CINCINNATI, OH and MILWAUKEE, WI, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Roundy’s, Inc. (NYSE: RNDY) today announced the successful completion of Kroger’s tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of Roundy’s common stock for $3.60 per share in cash. The tender offer expired at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on […]

Sonic Corp. will release results for the quarter ended November 30, 2015 after the market close on January 5, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that it will release results for the quarter ended November 30, 2015 after the market close on January 5, 2016. The company will host a conference call to review financial results on Tuesday, January 5, […]

CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo announced $1.3m donation to support dozens of charities across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — At a celebration today recognizing area non-profit organizations supported by the CVS Health Charity Classic, CVS Health President and CEO Larry Merlo announced that $1.3 million dollars will be donated from the 2015 tournament to support dozens of charities across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. In addition, CVS Health announced dates for the 2016 […]

Retailers estimate that 3.5 percent of their holiday returns this year will be fraudulent – NRF Return Fraud Survey

WASHINGTON, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail fraud comes in many shapes and sizes and is especially rampant during the holiday season when online and in-store traffic grows significantly. One of the biggest issues throughout the holiday season: return fraud. According to NRF’s latest Return Fraud Survey, retailers estimate that 3.5 percent of their holiday […]

NRF welcomes Congress’s final passage of a wide-ranging spending and tax-relief package

WASHINGTON, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today welcomed final passage by Congress of a wide-ranging spending and tax-relief package, citing provisions that would delay onerous portions of Obamacare, make it easier for businesses to share cyber threats, and renew tax law that helps retailers create jobs while laying the groundwork for […]

US Foods announces the winners of its annual vendor recognition awards

Categories Include Innovation, Center of the Plate, Easy to do Business With and More Rosemont, Ill., 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods, one of America’s most innovative food companies and leading distributors, announces the winners of its annual vendor recognition awards. US Foods vendor partners share the company’s belief in Great Food. Made Easy. and […]

US Foods to acquire family owned Dierks Waukesha in Waukesha, Wisconsin

With an expanded footprint, the company will now bring its differentiated products and business solutions to more independent restaurants throughout Wisconsin Rosemont, Ill., 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — US Foods, one of the country’s most innovative food companies and leading distributors, today announced it has agreed to acquire Dierks Waukesha in Waukesha, Wis. This acquisition underscores […]

X5 Retail Group now with 7,000 stores in Russia

Krasnodar, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), announces the opening of its 7,000th store in Russia and a more than 1.5x year-on-year increase in the expansion rate of its retail chains. Since the beginning of the year, X5 has opened […]

Whole Foods Market to open its 21st Colorado location in Longmont in December 2016

LONGMONT, Colo., 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market today announced plans to open its 21st Colorado location, in Longmont in December 2016. The Longmont store is in development at the corner of South Hover Road and Ken Pratt Boulevard. The updated timeline is aligned with Whole Foods Market’s plan to increase square footage at […]

Whole Foods Market’s product experts pinpoint 10 top food trends to watch in 2016

AUSTIN, Texas, 2015-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Drawing on more than 100 years of combined industry experience, Whole Foods Market’s product experts have pinpointed 10 top food trends to watch in 2016. From “old-world” ingredients and new vino vehicles to emerging flavors and sourcing trends, this year’s forecast covers a lot of ground: Uncommon meat and […]