Mega Co-op grocery stores will become Gordy’s Markets and Gordy’s Express stores and fuel centers to become Mega Holidays

Eau Claire, WI, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gordy’s Market and Mega Co-op are excited to announce that they have reached an agreement that will allow each company to focus on their primary business.  Under the new agreement, the Mega Co-op grocery stores will become Gordy’s Markets and the Gordy’s Express convenience stores and fuel centers […]

SpartanNash signed a long term contract to be the primary wholesaler to Gordy’s Market

Wisconsin-based 21-store chain to begin transition February 1 Byron Center, MI, 2016-1-7 — /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, announced today that it has signed a long term contract to be the primary wholesaler to Gordy’s Market, […]

The United Family® raised $25,129 for the South Plains Food Bank

LUBBOCK, Texas, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The United Family® announced today the company’s annual holiday food drive and Lubbock guests raised $25,129 for the South Plains Food Bank. This year’s donations exceeded last year’s food drive results by more than $5,000. Additionally, the Lubbock-area United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos locations sold 3,544 pre-packed […]

The United Family® raised $58,968 for the High Plains Food Bank

AMARILLO, Texas, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The United Family® announced today the company’s annual holiday food drive and Amarillo guests raised $58,968 for the High Plains Food Bank, which includes a $10,000 matched donation from the company. During the food drive, guests were able to donate nonperishable food at any United Supermarkets, Market Street and […]

Amigos will host its semi-annual health fair at four stores in the Lubbock and Amarillo areas this Saturday, Jan. 9

LUBBOCK, Texas, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of the company’s commitment to helping guests make healthy living a part of their everyday lives, Amigos will host its semi-annual health fair at four stores in the Lubbock and Amarillo areas this Saturday, Jan. 9. For the seventh consecutive year, all activities are open to the […]

Overstock.com President Stormy Simon named on the 2016 National Retail Foundation’s (NRF) List of People Shaping Retail’s Future

Stormy Simon Honored by National Retail Foundation as a Retail Industry “Power Player” SALT LAKE CITY, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) President Stormy Simon has been named as an honoree on the 2016 National Retail Foundation’s (NRF) List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. The List honors the top 25 retail industry members […]

Raley’s Family of Fine Stores raised over 3.4 million pounds of healthy and hearty food for those in need

Fair Oaks, CA, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — This holiday season, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores raised over 3.4 million pounds of healthy and hearty food for those in need throughout Northern California and Nevada – the highest donation in recent years. With the support of Raley’s generous customers, team members, vendors and community partners, […]

Colruyt opens temporary store during Oudenaarde closure 11 January to December 2016

Colruyt opens temporary store during Oudenaarde closure Halle, Belgium, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — From Monday 11 January to December 2016, Colruyt customers in Oudenaarde can shop in a temporary store (Meersbloem-Leupegem 24). The current store at the Tacambaroplein will be closed during that period. It will be completely demolished to make room for a […]

Recall: 5 Senses Torti-Ya! sold at Colruyt and Collect&Go

Halle, Belgium, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Checks by the FASFC showed that the allowed amount of ESBO (Epoxidized Soybean Oil) was exceeded in the Torti-Ya! tortilla preparation based on potatoes and onions of the brand 5 Senses (glass jar of 350 g). Epoxidized soybean oil is used as a plasticizer to make the coating […]

Schweizer Energiepreis: Coop erhält Watt d’Or 2016

Energie/CO2-Vision von Coop: Taten statt Worte BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Heute Abend verleiht das Bundesamt für Energie im Kongresszentrum Kursaal in Bern zum 10. Mal den renommierten Schweizer Energiepreis Watt d’Or. Ziel des Watt d’Or ist es, aussergewöhnliche Leistungen im Energiebereich bekannt zu machen und so Wirtschaft, Politik und die breite Öffentlichkeit […]

Coop-Gruppe 2015: zusätzliche Kundinnen und Kunden gewonnen und in den Supermärkten die Kundenfrequenz um 2,4 % gesteigert

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coop konnte sich 2015 in einem schwierigen Umfeld und in rückläufigen Märkten gut behaupten. So hat Coop 2015 zusätzliche Kundinnen und Kunden gewonnen und in den Supermärkten die Kundenfrequenz um 2,4 % gesteigert. Insbesondere im Bereich der Frischprodukte konnten Marktanteile ausgebaut werden. Der Wegfall der Euro-Mindestgrenze und die […]

Taco Bell® plans to return as a Super Bowl advertiser

Cryptic announcement teases what could be the brand’s biggest launch yet IRVINE, Calif., 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — In true Taco Bell® fashion, the brand today announced plans to return as a Super Bowl advertiser with a not-so-helpful press release shared on Ta.co. Leaving much to the imagination of fans, the release withheld details of […]

Watt d’Or 2016: Das Bundesamt für Energie zeichnet die Migros aus

Zürich, SWITZERLAND, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bereits zum zehnten Mal verleiht das Bundesamt für Energie (BFE) den “Watt d’Or”. Dieser renommierte Preis zeichnet Unternehmen für aussergewöhnliche Leistungen im Energiebereich aus. Die Migros erhält den Watt d’Or Sonderpreis in der Kategorie “Unternehmensstrategie”. Sie wird für ihr Nachhaltigkeitsprogramm “Generation M” und ihr jahrzehntelanges Engagement für Klimaschutz […]

Nordstrom, Inc. plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk® in New Orleans, Louisiana

SEATTLE, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk® in New Orleans, Louisiana, a development of The Howard Hughes Corporation®. The approximately 35,000-square-foot store will be the first Nordstrom Rack in New Orleans and is scheduled to open […]

Macy’s Nov and Dec 2015 sales: 80% of our YoY declines in comparable sales can be attributed to shortfalls in cold-weather goods such as coats, sweaters, boots, hats, gloves and scarves

CINCINNATI, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced that its comparable sales on an owned plus licensed basis declined by 4.7 percent in the months of November and December 2015 combined, compared with the same period last year. On an owned basis, comparable sales declined by 5.2 percent in the combined November/December period. […]

Macy’s, Inc. to reduce SG&A expense by $400 million while still investing in growth strategies

CINCINNATI, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced a series of cost-efficiency and process improvement measures to be implemented beginning in early 2016 that will reduce SG&A expense by approximately $400 million while still investing in growth strategies, particularly in omnichannel capabilities at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. The actions represent progress toward the […]

Award-winning Joy Mangano brand launches in Macy’s stores and on macys.com

Known for innovative products that make people’s lives easier, Joy will be carried in Macy’s stores and on macys.com starting January 2016 Joy to appear at Macy’s Herald Square on January 9 NEW YORK, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Launching on Jan. 9, the award-winning Joy brand will join the roster of Macy’s Home Store, […]

Home Retail Group rejects Sainsbury’s approach for possible cash and share offer

Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Board of Home Retail Group plc (“Home Retail Group” or the “Company”) notes the announcement by J Sainsbury plc (“Sainsbury’s) and confirms that in November 2015 it received an approach from Sainsbury’s regarding a possible cash and share offer for the Company. Having reviewed the […]

Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership: Strong Christmas trading period for the Partnership

Total sales at the John Lewis Partnership in the six weeks to Saturday 2 January were up 4.1% from the same period last year to £1,811.1m Waitrose gross sales (excluding fuel) were £859.8m, up 1.2% compared with last year and down 1.4% on a like-for-like basis John Lewis gross sales were £951.3m, up 6.9% compared […]

LVMH: Moët & Chandon has unveiled its new brand signature: THE NOW

PARIS, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Captured in a pulsating and impertinent film, Moët & Chandon has unveiled its new brand signature: THE NOW. An invitation to live the present, the brand platform embodies the festive and bold spirit of the Champagne House. A new film from Moët & Chandon celebrates the youthful and […]

The Michaels Companies will participate in the 2016 ICR Conference in Orlando, Florida

IRVING, Texas, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIK) today announced that it will participate in the 2016 ICR Conference, which will be held at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. Chuck Sonsteby, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer, is currently scheduled to present on Tuesday, January […]

BRC Chief Executive, Helen Dickinson: Prices in Britain’s shops have continued to tumble in December 2015

– Overall shop prices reported deflation of 2.0% in December from the 2.1% decline seen in November. – Food reported annual deflation of 0.3% unchanged from November’s rate. – On a 12-month average basis, the Shop Price Index reported deflation of 1.7%. – Non-food deflation decelerated to 3.0% from 3.3% in November. LONDON, 2016-1-7 — /EPR […]

Austen Jensen and Dave Koenig join Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) lobbying team

Two New Lobbyists To Focus On Tax And Financial Services Issues Arlington , VA, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced the addition of two experienced professionals to its lobbying team, Austen Jensen and Dave Koenig. Both officially joined RILA on January 4. “Dave and Austen are well-versed in […]

Retail Associations respond to EPA proposals to update waste management regulations

Arlington , VA, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), the National Grocers Association (NGA), and the National Retail Federation (NRF), and their members (collectively, the Retail Associations) submitted comments last week in response to proposals by the […]

SaskBusiness magazine highlights Federated Co-operatives Limited’s most recent efforts to give back to the communities it serves

Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 2016-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is SaskBusiness magazine’s 2015 Business of the Year. In its December 2015 issue, the magazine highlights FCL’s most recent efforts to give back to the communities it serves. “It was FCL’s renewed and revamped focus on philanthropic projects directly affecting Saskatchewan communities […]