Thailand: Starbucks volunteers joined 500 middle and high school students for the Youth Skill Development and Food Sustainability Project

Thailand, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Starbucks Thailand partners (employees) set out to volunteer at a local school, they had no idea the impact they would make throughout the community. Recently, Starbucks volunteers joined 500 middle and high school students for the Youth Skill Development and Food Sustainability Project in partnership with the Books […]

Starbucks anticipates record purchases of Starbucks Cards on Dec. 24

SEATTLE, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — As customers finalize their holiday shopping, Starbucks anticipates record purchases of Starbucks Cards on Dec. 24, citing the trend for customers to make their gift card purchases at the last minute. Last year, nearly 2.5 million Starbucks Cards were purchased in the U.S. and Canada on Christmas Eve […]

Starbucks store near the bustling Kadikoy Carsi ferry terminal in Istanbul remodeled to add additional three stories

ISTANBUL, TURKEY, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Each day, dozens of ferries crisscross Istanbul’s Bosphorus Straight, shuttling passengers east and west between Asia and Europe. The design of the remodeled Starbucks store near the bustling Kadikoy Carsi ferry terminal took its inspiration from these daily passages and the aesthetic of the boats and the […]

Tesco: What are you most likely to forget this Christmas?

One in five Brits forget to pick up an essential item for Christmas Day, with one in ten having even forgotten the turkey Batteries, cranberry sauce and Christmas presents are the items most commonly forgotten in the lead up to Christmas CHESHUNT, England, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — New research commissioned by Tesco reveals almost […]

Tesco built 10,000 sqft store in the space of Tesco Carlisle to help customers affected by the floods in Cumbria

Tesco Carlisle superstore closed due to flooding Supermarket builds 10,000 sqft replacement store in a week CHESHUNT, England, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has built a 10,000 sqft store in the space of one week to help customers affected by the floods in Cumbria. The store opens today and was constructed as a temporary replacement for its […]

Tesco survey: three-quarters of UK households plan to leave something out for Santa this Christmas Eve

CHESHUNT, England, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tradition wins the day, when it comes to the tipple of choice for Father Christmas as he delivers presents to kids across the country.  A recent survey carried out by Tesco has found that three-quarters of UK households plan to leave something out for Santa this Christmas Eve, […]

Carrefour’s first Italian store modernised

Carugate, ITALY, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour hypermarket in Carugate was the French retail group’s first Italian store, opening way back in 1972. Now it offers a new shopping experience and the world’s first Terre d’Italia restaurant, where customers can take a break from shopping to enjoy tasty, high-quality food. The renovated […]

Carrefour to acquire Billa Romania from the Rewe group

Boulogne-Billancourt, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour announces today an agreement to acquire Billa Romania from the Rewe group. Spread over the entire Romanian territory, the 86 supermarkets of Billa Romania have a total sales area of 83,000 square meters. Through this acquisition, Carrefour would become the leading supermarket operator in Romania, strengthening its […]

First Carrefour hypermarket opened in the Ivory Coast in Abidjan

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Within the framework of the partnership between CFAO and Carrefour that was formalised in May 2013, the first Carrefour hypermarket has just opened in the Ivory Coast, in Abidjan. It’s located in “PlaYce Marcory”, a brand-new 20,000 m² shopping centre. Designed and operated by CFAO, it […]

Nearly 80 percent of shoppers still have holiday shopping left – Walmart’s research

BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Get ready for Star Wars, free shipping and savings. Nearly 80 percent of shoppers still have holiday shopping left, according to Walmart’s internal research. As customers cross off their lists, Walmart is ready with thousands of rollbacks on some of the most sought after toys, electronics and holiday […]

Saudi Automotive Services Company (SASCO) signs bank facility agreements (Shariah-compliant) with local banks

Retailing and Operation Division Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 2015-12-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Saudi Automotive Services Company (SASCO) announces completion of signing of the Bank facility agreements (Shariah-compliant) with local Banks on 21 December 2015 against signed promissory note as follows: Saudi Hollandi Bank- SHB (A Saudi Joint Stock Co.): the facility agreement amounting […]