METRO GROUP achieved like-for-like sales in Q1 2015/16 on prior year level (0.1%)

Group like-for-like sales in Q1 2015/16 on prior year level: +0.1% Very good Christmas business in Germany with like-for-like sales increased by 2.1% Currency adjusted sales growth at METRO Cash & Carry compensates for portfolio changes Media-Saturn with positive sales development especially in Germany and Western Europe Sale of METRO Cash & Carry Vietnam successfully […]

Grand-prize winners from this year’s Starbucks for Life sweepstakes announced

  STARBUCKS, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the Starbucks for Life sweepstakes wrapping up yesterday (January 11), winners of a free beverage or food item every day for the next 30 years are taking stock of their good fortune. For the second consecutive year, Starbucks has presented the sweepstakes. This year, My Starbucks […]

Alibaba’s Jack Ma joins Starbucks Howard Schultz to discuss the role and responsibility of 21st Century companies

Long-term China growth aspirations on-track with 2,000 stores Reaffirms Employer of Choice commitment with largest-ever Partner-Family Forum in Chengdu and China partner experience investments Continued innovation in customer experience through Starbucks social gifting Alibaba Group Founder and Executive Chairman, Jack Ma, joins Starbucks chairman and ceo, Howard Schultz, to discuss the role and responsibility of […]

LVMH: Guerlain unveiled colorful collaboration with street artist John Andrew Perello

PARIS, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Guerlain has unveiled a striking and colorful collaboration with street artist John Andrew Perello, better known as JonOne. The surprising meeting inspired an arty reinterpretation of the “bee bottle” in a special limited series. Created in 1853 as a special order for the marriage of Empress Eugénie to Napoleon III, […]

BRC’s Helen Dickinson on retail sales in December: This was very much an online Christmas

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 15.1% in December versus a year earlier, when they had risen by 7.0% over the previous year. This is the best performance since June. December’s online sales performance was ahead of its 3-month and 12-month averages of 12.3% and 12.4%, respectively. In December 2015, Online sales […]

British Retail Consortium: December 2015 saw just 1 per cent retail sales growth YoY

UK retail sales rose by 0.1% on a like-for-like basis from December 2014, when they had decreased 0.4% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 1.0%, against a 1.0% rise in December 2014. Adjusted for the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index deflation, total growth was 3.0%. Total growth was above the 3-month […]

Taubman not to move forward with an enclosed regional mall that was slated to be part of Miami Worldcenter mixed-use development in Miami, Florida

Company has decided not to move forward with enclosed regional mall Now pursuing a high street retail plan Write off of $11-$12 million to be recognized in the fourth quarter of 2015 BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) today announced that it has decided not to move forward […]

Kimco Realty announces transaction activity in fourth quarter of 2015

NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE:KIM) today announced transactions of approximately $1.9 billion and $4.4 billion in the fourth quarter and full year 2015, respectively. Highlights for the fourth quarter include the sale of 88 wholly owned and joint venture properties for $1.7 billion, of which Kimco’s share […]

Sheetz to invest more than $15 million to raise the wages of store employees

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — To further their commitment to offer employees a great place to work and a competitive total compensation package, Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, will invest more than $15 million to raise the wages of store employees across the company without cutting […]

SSP opens two new coffee shops at Euston Station

LONDON, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is making a visit to Euston Station even better with the opening of two new coffee shops. As part of a major refurbishment of the station, the new Starbucks welcomed its first customers at the […]

JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 expanded its food and beverage program in 2015 with eight new restaurants managed by SSP America

LONDON, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — To keep up with changing customer tastes, JFKIAT – the management company which operates Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport – has made significant upgrades to its food and beverage program in 2015. Eight new restaurants came to the terminal this past year, all managed by […]

Advocate Health Care to own and operate 56 Healthcare Clinics at Walgreens stores across Chicagoland area

Clinical agreement to improve care coordination and access across 56 retail clinic locations DEERFIELD, Ill. & CHICAGO, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Walgreens and Advocate Health Care today announced Advocate will own and operate the 56 Healthcare Clinics at Walgreens stores across the greater Chicagoland area. The retail clinics will function as part of […]

Teavana celebrates National Hot Tea Day with the launch of new seven wellness teas

Teavana unveils its new line of seven wellness teas that aid in supporting a healthy lifestyle, just in time to celebrate with customers on the first ever National Hot Tea Day SEATTLE, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans consumed more than 80 billion servings of tea in 2014 and their interest in the health benefits of […]

Forever 21 launches plus-sized activewear range with Ashley Graham

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forever 21, one of the most recognized and largest independent fashion retailers offering extended sizes, announces the launch of a plus-sized activewear range with American model, Ashley Graham. The Forever 21 Plus Activewear Collection is an extension of the brand’s Activewear line and features high-tech impact attributes […]

Forever 21 launches its Activewear 2016 campaign featuring model Vita Sidorkina

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Forever 21, one of the most recognized and largest independent fashion retailers in the world, debuts its Activewear 2016 Collection and campaign globally which features model Vita Sidorkina; the collection highlights new high-tech impact features, anti-odor technology as well as on-trend designs. The sporty-chic collection is functional, […]

National Grocers Association announces the promotion of four staff members

Arlington, VA, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, announced today the promotions of four of its staff. Greg Ferrara has been named Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs. Ferrara will continue in his role overseeing the government relations and communications […]

Whole Foods Market to open its first North Orange County location on February 17 at La Floresta in Brea, California

Will host pre-opening events to connect with the community LOS ANGELES, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market’s first North Orange County location is scheduled to open Wednesday, Feb. 17, in the Village at La Floresta in Brea, California. The 38,000-square-foot store is currently under construction at 3301 Imperial Highway, at the corner of Valencia Avenue. […]

mPOS Set to Revolutionize Indian Retail Sector

Chennai, India, January 13, 2016 — /EPR Retail News/ — Indian retail market is evolving at a rapid pace riding on technology innovations and customers’ changing preferences for superior shopping experience. A lot of changes had happened during the last decade at Point of Sale (POS) counters as customers increasingly prefer cash-less transactions, and businesses […]

PREIT and ChargeItSpot provide consumers with free phone charging in secure lockers while shopping

Consumers from Michigan to Virginia Now Enjoying “Stress-Free” Shopping at PREIT Malls More than 8,400 shoppers used the free service during its initial deployment in December 2015 PHILADELPHIA, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Two Philadelphia-based companies have teamed up to offer mall-goers a better shopping experience. PREIT (www.preit.com), a publicly traded REIT specializing in the […]

Price Chopper Supermarket in Ogdensburg open full-service pharmacy

Ogdensburg, NY, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new full-service pharmacy has opened in the Price Chopper Supermarket located at 2981 Ford Street Extension in Ogdensburg. It will provide the community with a convenient way to get all of their healthcare needs, including prescriptions and access to Price Chopper Pharmacy’s many programs available to help […]

Wincor Nixdorf to present its solutions at EuroCIS 2016

Creating an attractive shopping experience with leading technologies and efficient processes Paderborn, GERMANY,  2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — A perfect shopping experience, satisfied customers, efficient processes: That is the slogan under which Wincor Nixdorf is presenting its forward-looking portfolio at EuroCIS 2016. Apart from mobile applications, as well as enhancements in attended and self-service […]

CBRE: U.S. commercial real estate market shows continued healthy demand during Q4 2015

Six Year Trend of Declining Office Vacancy and Industrial Availability Continues Los Angeles, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The U.S. commercial real estate market shows continued healthy demand across all property types during the fourth quarter of 2015 (Q4 2015), according to the latest analysis from CBRE Group, Inc. In Q4 2015: The office […]