Starbucks celebrated its 15th year in Hong Kong with the opening of new Starbucks Reserve™ store

HONG KONG, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The perfect blend of coffee and creativity can now be found at Starbucks. Recently, Starbucks commemorated its 15th year in Hong Kong with the opening of a new Starbucks Reserve™ store. The 4,500-square-foot Gala Place store is located in the Kowloon district of Mong Kok and features […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance announces financial results for the first quarter 2016 that ended 30 November 2015

Adjusted first quarter net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance per diluted share increase 32.1 percent to $1.03 compared with the year-ago period; GAAP net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance per diluted share increase 13.5 percent to $1.01 Adjusted first quarter net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance increase 51.1 percent to $1.1 billion […]

Dollar Tree announces the completion of Howard R. Levine’s role in the integration of Family Dollar and Dollar Tree

Gary Philbin Continues to Lead Family Dollar as President & Chief Operating Officer, Reporting to Bob Sasser, Chief Executive Officer of Dollar Tree ~ CHESAPEAKE, Va., 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores, today announced that Howard R. Levinehas completed his role in the […]

Price Chopper and Market 32’s placed 5th nationwide in Commercial Carrier Journal’s annual “Flashiest Fleets” contest

Schenectady, NY, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Price Chopper and Market 32’s freight fleet continues to turn heads and recently placed 5th nationwide in the Successful Concept category in Commercial Carrier Journal’s annual “Flashiest Fleets” contest. The series of trailer graphics features colorful close-up images of fresh fruits and vegetables with the tag line, “The […]

Toys“R”Us announces same store sales for the five-week and nine-week periods ended January 2, 2016

WAYNE, NJ, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today reported its same store sales for the five-week and nine-week periods ended January 2, 2016.  The five-week period refers to November 29, 2015 to January 2, 2016, as compared to November 30, 2014 to January 3, 2015 in the prior year.  The nine-week period refers to November 1, 2015 to January 2, 2016, […]

Whole Foods Market Hawai‘i announces ‘ONO Awards winners

Recognizing Hawai‘i farmers, brewers, ranchers, innovators and producers HONOLULU, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market Hawai‘i announces the winners of its third annual ‘ONO Awards, created to honor local companies and growers that embody Whole Foods Market’s mission and core values. The awards will be presented in a pau hana ceremony Sunday, Jan. 17, […]

METRO GROUP closes the sale of its Cash & Carry wholesale business in Vietnam to Thailand-based TCC

Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — METRO GROUP has closed the transaction of the sale of its Cash & Carry wholesale business in Vietnam to Thailand-based TCC. TCC Land International Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of TCC Holding Co. Ltd., has thereby acquired METRO GROUP’scomplete wholesale operations in Vietnam including all 19 wholesale stores […]

Nordstrom Rack to open at The Marketplace at Braintree in Braintree, Massachusetts

SEATTLE, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today plans to open Nordstrom Rack at The Marketplace at Braintree in Braintree, Massachusetts. The approximately 35,000-square-foot store, leased from Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG), is scheduled to open in fall 2016. Nordstrom Rack at The Marketplace at Braintree will join a diverse […]

Starbucks Corporation announces that Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty was elected to the Starbucks Board of Directors

SEATTLE, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced that Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) was elected to the Starbucks Board of Directors on Jan. 4 and she will serve on the Board’s Compensation and Management Development Committee. Dillon brings three decades of experience leading consumer-driven brands to […]

Argos reports significant rise in sales of dash-cams as drivers cut on insurance

Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales of dash-cams are booming as savvy drivers purchase them to get a cut in insurance and protect themselves against the alarming increase of “crash for cash” scams. A growing number of insurance companies are cutting the cost by 10 per cent or more for those who […]

Christian Dior opens its largest boutique in China

PARIS, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dior inaugurated a brand new boutique in China at the end of December 2015. Located in the heart of the Beijing central business district in the China World mall, the boutique is the largest Christian Dior flagship in China, joining a network of 20 plus stores in the country. Designed […]

Marks and Spencer Group CEO Marc Bollandt to retire in 2016; Steve Rowe to succeed

LONDON, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks and Spencer Group plc today announces that Marc Bolland has informed the Board that, after six years in the role, he wishes to retire as CEO in 2016. Marc will be succeeded as CEO by Steve Rowe, Executive Director of General Merchandise. Marc Bolland will remain CEO […]

Sonic Corp. to present at the 18th Annual ICR Conference on January 13, 2016 in Orlando, FL

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that the company will be presenting at the 18th Annual ICR Conference on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes inOrlando, FL. The presentation will begin at 9:30 AM ET. Investors and […]

DoSomething.org and CVS Health partner with hip-hop duo Kalin and Myles to encourage smokers to quit

DoSomething.org and CVS Health team up with hip-hop duo Kalin and Myles to encourage young people to create and share handmade cards encouraging smokers to quit NEW YORK, NY, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States[1] and each year, over 68 percent of […]

State of Retailing Online 2016: online sales and traffic is now led by smartphones and not tablets

Washington, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — The growing use of smartphones by consumers, a shift in investments by technology companies and continued optimization strategies from retailers has officially landed smartphones on top as a driver of sales and traffic for retail companies. According to the State of Retailing Online 2016, conducted by Shop.org, Forrester Research […]

Federal Realty Investment Trust to release fourth quarter and year-end 2015 earnings on February 9, 2016

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) will announce fourth quarter and year-end 2015 earnings in a press release to be issued after market close on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The conference call for fourth quarter and year-end earnings will take place on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at […]

NACS welcomes Greg Levitan as its research coordinator

ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Greg Levitan has joined NACS as a research coordinator. In this role, Levitan will help design and distribute the annual NACS Compensation Survey (which provides benchmarking data and standards in key HR categories such as compensation, turnover and benefits), support NACS Shopper Panel research, and deploy and analyze […]

Gap Inc. reports net sales for the five-week period ended January 2, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today reported that net sales for the five-week period ended January 2, 2016 decreased 4 percent to $2.01 billion, compared with net sales of $2.10 billion for the five-week period ended January 3, 2015. On a constant currency basis, December 2015 net sales decreased 3 […]

NGA Best Bagger Championship sponsored by PepsiCo will once again be emceed by Food Network star Duff Goldman

Arlington, VA, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Network star, Duff Goldman will once again emcee the National Grocers Association (NGA) Best Bagger Championship, sponsored by PepsiCo, and held at The NGA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada from February 28 – March 1, 2016. “2016 will be an exciting year for the NGA Best Bagger Championship […]

L Brands, Inc. reported net sales of $2.415 billion for the five weeks ended Jan. 2, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — L Brands, Inc. (NYSE:LB) reported net sales of $2.415 billion for the five weeks ended Jan. 2, 2016, an increase of 9 percent, compared to net sales of $2.207 billion for the five weeks ended Jan. 3, 2015.  Comparable store sales increased 8 percent for the five […]