Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Starbucks

SEATTLE, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Among the Starbucks partners (employees) fanning out to volunteer for community service projects on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Spencer Bowen is likely the only one who has been rewarded for past good deeds with a series of ceremonial sheep dinners. That’s sheep, he emphasized. Not lamb. “More mature,” the […]

Brazil becomes Starbucks first market in South America to enable mobile payment

BRAZIL, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Brazil has launched its mobile app, which includes mobile payment, allowing customers to pay for in-store purchases with their smartphones. Customers now have access to one of the largest mobile payment programs in Brazil and the fastest way to pay at Starbucks® stores. Brazil is Starbucks first market in South […]

Blue Monday: Tesco is giving away free fruit at stores around the country

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco is looking to put a smile on the face of thousands of customers as the country endures what is officially known as the most depressing day of the year- Blue Monday. With millions of people feeling glum due to winter weather, failed New Year’s resolutions or […]

Carrefour’s infographic on tackling food wastage

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — As France’s leading food retailer, Carrefour has implemented an ambitious strategy to reduce its CO2 emissions by 40% between 2010 and 2025. As France’s biggest private donor to the Food banks, tackling food wastage is central to Carrefour’s commitments. See the attached graphic for information about all the […]

Felicia Williams elected executive VP, controller and enterprise risk of Macy’s and will serve as the corporation’s chief accounting officer

CINCINNATI, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced that Felicia Williams, currently its senior vice president for enterprise risk and internal audit, has been elected executive vice president, controller and enterprise risk of Macy’s, Inc. and will serve as the corporation’s chief accounting officer, effective June 1, 2016. She will report to Karen […]

SSP to operate 21 outlets at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport for 5 years

LONDON, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded a contract valued at approximately £61 million (600 million CNY) to operate 21 outlets at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport. The contract will run for five years. Commenting on the win, Chris Rayner, […]

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly: Domestic revenue declined 0.8% during the holiday period driven by the mobile phone category

Domestic Revenue Decreased 0.8% Repurchased $203 million in Stock for a Year-to-Date Total of $588 million Improving the Fourth Quarter Operating Margin Outlook MINNEAPOLIS, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) today announced revenue results for the nine weeks ended January 2, 2016 as compared to the nine weeks ended January 3, […]

FoodMaxx: Califia Farms Almondmilk is being voluntarily withdrawn

Product Withdrawal: Califia Farms Almondmilk Modesto, CA, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The following Califia Farms product is being voluntarily withdrawn due to a natural separation, which in some cases has resulted in coagulation. While the texture is not what consumers expect of the product, it is completely safe to drink. Item Description Pack Size […]

Debenhams CEO Michael Sharp: We have traded well in the first 19 weeks of the financial year with a strong performance over peak resulting in a record Christmas

LONDON, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Debenhams plc, the leading international, multi-channel brand, today announces its trading update for the 19 weeks to 9th January 2016. Financial Highlights • Group gross transaction value +2.5% • Group like-for-like sales +3.5% in constant currency; +1.9% as reported • Online sales +12.1%; click & collect penetration has risen to 31% • Gross […]

RioCan’s January 2016 Distribution is 11.75 cents per unit

TORONTO, ONTARIO, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (“RioCan”) (TSX:REI.UN) today announced a distribution of 11.75 cents per unit for the month of January. The distribution will be payable on February 5, 2016 to unitholders of record as atJanuary 29, 2016. About RioCan RioCan is Canada’s largest real estate investment trust […]

USDA’S FSIS: Kayem Foods recalls 22,182 pounds of chicken sausage products due to misbranding

WASHINGTON, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kayem Foods Inc., a Chelsea, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 22,182 pounds of chicken sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products bear the incorrect nutritional labeling information and are encased in pork casings, which are not […]

Bonmarché now a Full Member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

Wakefield, England, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bonmarché joined the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) as a Foundation Stage Member in July 2013 and has now been confirmed as a Full Member. The ETI promotes respect for workers’ rights around the globe. Full membership was granted because of Bonmarché’s commitment to ethical practice within its core […]

Sports Direct now owns 2.34% in Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc and 11.52% in Iconix Brand Group Inc

Shirebrook, UK, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sports Direct International plc (“Sports Direct” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that consistent with its long standing strategy of taking strategic stakes it now holds the following indirect economic interests through contracts for difference: 5,573,570 shares in Iconix Brand Group Inc, representing 11.52% of the issued […]

Leo Lionni’s children books featured as part of Kohl’s Cares collection

100 percent of net profit will support children’s health initiatives nationwide MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — This spring, Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) will offer customers awardwinning children’s books from renowned author/illustrator Leo Lionni as part of the Kohl’s Cares collection. The playful and artistic story books and complementing accessories are priced at […]

Weis Markets’ remodeled store on Crawford Drive in Bethlehem opens

Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Weis Markets celebrated the Grand Reopening of its remodeled store on Crawford Drive in Bethlehem, Thursday, January 14 The store has all new décor as well as a new organic and natural department. The remodel also includes an expanded floral department and a new gourmet cheese section. A […]

MANGO presents Tribal Spirit with Kendall Jenner

This is the first advertising campaign following the launch of its Fast Fashion concept Kendall Jenner poses for a collection of ethnic influences and natural fabrics Barcelona, 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — MANGO presents Tribal Spirit, the first of four trends to be showcased in advertising campaigns this spring-summer 2016. The brand reveals the news […]

Office Depot Big Print Sale Jan. 17-30, 2016

Two-day Flash Sale on All HP Ink and Toner at Buy One, Get One for 50 Percent Off in Stores and Online Jan. 24-25 BOCA RATON, Fla., 2016-Jan-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, today announced […]

ICSC on 2015 holiday season: Physical stores drove sales with 91 percent of consumers choosing brick and mortar retailers this season

Holiday shoppers spent a total of $754 this holiday season; 73 percent spent the same or more than last year. Thirty-two percent of shoppers utilized click and collect, making the purchase online, but picking it up in a physical store. 76 percent bought additional items in the same or an adjacent store. NEW YORK, 2016-Jan-18 […]