InvenTrust divests its student housing platform University House for $1.4 Billion to UHC Acquisition Sub LLC

Positions InvenTrust to Become a Pure-Play Retail REIT Transaction Expected to Close in Mid-2016 OAK BROOK, Ill., 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — InvenTrust Properties Corp. (“InvenTrust” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement (“Purchase Agreement”) with UHC Acquisition Sub LLC, a subsidiary of a joint venture formed between […]

JJX Logistics signs five-year lease with London & Cambridge Properties

LONDON, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — A West Midlands logistics and warehouse company is on the first step of a major expansion plan after more than doubling its space. JJX Logistics is adding the finishing touches to Building 40, The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford, after agreeing a five-year lease with London & Cambridge Properties (LCP), […]

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. invites local groups to sign up for the company’s semi-annual Community Days event

Groups Can Raise Funds by Selling Community Days Booklets Through February 27 MILWAUKEE, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, invites local schools and non-profit groups to sign up for the company’s semi-annual Community Days event. Local groups are […]

Bonmarché awarded one-star accreditation from Best Companies and shortlisted in the Top 25 Best Companies to Work For List

Bonmarché shortlisted in the Best Companies “Top 25 Best Companies to Work For” Wakefield, England, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bonmarché has been awarded a one-star accreditation from Best Companies, the employee engagement specialists, and simultaneously has been shortlisted in the Top 25 Best Companies to Work For List. The winners of the award will […]

Staples helps small businesses succeed and grow in the New Year with the launch of Quick Wins app

Small Businesses Want Help Getting Metrics on Track, Not Sure What to Focus on To Ensure Success, according to Staples Survey FRAMINGHAM, Mass., 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) today announced the launch of its Quick Wins app to help small businesses succeed and grow in the New Year. The Quick Wins app offers […]

People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Walgreens to be awarded to Ellen DeGeneres

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The People’s Choice Awards and CBS announced today that Ellen DeGeneres will receive the fourth annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Walgreens, during the live awards show from the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television […]

Starbucks Canada introduces Evolution Fresh™/mc cold-pressed, HPP juices to customers nationwide

High-quality cold-pressed, high pressure processed (HPP) juices now widely available to Canadians TORONTO, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Starbucks Canada introduces high-quality, delicious and nutritious Evolution Fresh™/mc cold-pressed, HPP juice to customers at more than 1,300 participating stores nationwide. The introduction of Evolution Fresh will make Starbucks Canada one of the largest distributors […]

Amazon: more than 23 million items were ordered worldwide on Cyber Monday; more than 40 percent increase year-over-year

Sellers received orders for more than 23 million items on Cyber Monday Fulfillment by Amazon delivered more than 1 billion items worldwide in 2015 Sponsored Products adoption grew more than 100 percent in 2015 SEATTLE, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon today announced that more than 23 million items were ordered worldwide […]

Lowe’s to offer professional monitoring services for its do-it-yourself Iris smart home solution

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Lowe’s announced it will offer professional monitoring services for its do-it-yourself Iris smart home solution.  Lowe’s has partnered with United Central Control, Inc. (UCC), a U.L-listed, Five Diamond-rated central monitoring station, to offer the new service. UCC has been providing world class monitoring services for over […]

CVS Health: MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic opens inside the Navarro Discount Pharmacy in Miami Lakes

Clinic Open Seven Days A Week, With No Appointment Necessary Woonsocket, RI, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Convenient and affordable treatment for common family illnesses is now available at the new MinuteClinic walk-in medical clinic inside the Navarro Discount Pharmacy in Miami Lakes at 16801 NW 67th Street.  It is the first Navarro-based MinuteClinic […]

Asda kicks off New Year with 3ppl price cut on diesel; the first retailer to bring diesel prices to below £1

Drivers filling up at any of Asda’s 277 filling stations across the country will only pay 99.7ppl for diesel from Monday 4th January 2016 3ppl price cut on diesel takes it to below £1 for the first time in six years (May 2009) Unleaded and Diesel both now at 99.7p across the UK LEEDS, England, […]

The NRF Foundation announces the 25 individuals named to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2016

WASHINGTON, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The NRF Foundation today announced the 25 individuals named to The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future 2016. The List honorees represent the best and brightest individuals impacting the retail industry today and will be recognized and celebrated at the NRF Foundation Gala on January 17, 2016 in […]

BRC: Helen Dickinson awarded OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for 2016 for services to the retail industry

LONDON, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Helen Dickinson has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for 2016 for services to the retail industry. Helen has been Chief Executive of the BRC since January 2013, following a successful career working with retailers at KPMG. At the BRC, Helen is a strong […]

Kimco Realty Corp. announces the appointment of Conor C. Flynn as President and Chief Executive Officer

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) announced that Conor C. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors effective January 1, 2016, simultaneous with his elevation to the CEO role. Mr. Flynn succeeds David B. Henry who retired as Vice Chairman […]

DDR Corp closed on $564 million of acquisitions and $1.0 billion of dispositions at 100% ownership in 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) today announced that it closed on the acquisition of seven prime shopping centers totaling $404 million and the disposition of 12 assets totaling $275 million at 100% ownership during the fourth quarter of 2015. For the full year 2015, the Company closed on […]

DDR Corp. releases Operating FFO guidance for 2016

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) today released guidance for 2016.  The Company will hold a conference call onMonday, January 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss guidance and the related assumptions.  To access the call, dial 877-249-1119 (domestic), or 412-542-4143 (international) at least ten minutes prior to […]

DDR Corp. declared its first quarter 2016 common stock dividend of $0.19 per share; a 10% increase from first quarter of 2015

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) declared its first quarter 2016 common stock dividend of $0.19 per share, which represents an increase of 10% from the first quarter of 2015. The common stock dividend is payable on April 5, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business […]

NACS survey: Convenience store retailers expect the robust sales in 2015 to continue into the first quarter of 2016

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Convenience store retailers expect the robust sales in 2015 to continue into the first quarter of 2016, according to the results of a survey released today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Retailers said that overall sales in 2015 were strong, with more than three in four […]

NGA unveils newly redeveloped website

Arlington, VA, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA) today launched a new, redeveloped website to better serve NGA members and educate consumers about the independent supermarket industry. “In today’s information age, people are going online on a daily basis, seeking information on a variety of issues, and NGA wants our website […]

Sprocket Bar and Restaurant opens inside Whole Foods Market’s store at The District in Henderson, Nevada

Offering 24 beers on tap, more than 15 wines by the glass, cauliflower nachos, vegetable tamales, braised short ribs and more LAS VEGAS, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprocket Bar and Restaurant, located inside Whole Foods Market’s store at The District in Henderson, Nevada, is starting 2016 with a new seasonal menu. Open daily from noon […]

Whole Foods Market shoppers looking to kick-start the new year with healthy eating can now participate in the 28-Day Challenge by Engine 2®

Engine 2 Diet creator celebrates new paperback book, monthlong healthy eating challenge AUSTIN, Texas, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rip Esselstyn is no stranger to a healthy eating lifestyle. The former Austin firefighter created the “Engine 2® Plant-Strong®” brand—named for his former firehouse—after promoting a plant-based diet to his colleagues. After publishing his first book, “The […]

SUPERVALU INC. to hold its fiscal 2016 Q3 conference call on January 13, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:SVU) will hold its fiscal 2016 third quarter conference call on Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Central time. The call will be webcast live online at www.supervaluinvestors.com (click on microphone icon). A replay of the conference call will be archived on SUPERVALU’s website under “Investors, Presentations and […]

Taubman Centers, Inc. and The Macerich Company to purchase Country Club Plaza from Highwoods Properties, Inc.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) and The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) today announced an agreement to purchase Country Club Plaza (Kansas City, Mo.) fromHighwoods Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HIW). The purchase price for the mixed-use retail and office property is$660 million cash, excluding transaction costs. Taubman andMacerich will […]

BILLA spendet 100.000 Euro an Caritas zur Unterstützung heimischer Familien

Wiener Neudorf, Österreich, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Durch den Kauf von BILLA Corso Produkten im Rahmen der ‚Aktion Glückskind’ konnten BILLA Kunden im Dezember vier Wochen lang benachteiligten Familien helfen. BILLA rundet den gesammelten Betrag von 92.551,80 Euro auf und überreicht dieser Tage 100.000 Euro an die Caritas zur Unterstützung heimischer Familien. Jeder Einkauf […]

PetSmart expert Dr. Kemba Marshall provides helpful tips for your pets to also achieve a healthier lifestyle in the New Year

With Renewed Focus on Healthy Lifestyles Front and Center, PetSmart Wants to Ensure Pets are Not Forgotten PHOENIX, 2016-1-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — As holiday focus shifts to New Year’s resolutions, health and wellness are top-of-mind, but this year PetSmart is extending the trend to involve our pets, too. PetSmart veterinarian and pet care expert […]