Walmart Canada promotes the use of reusable bags with the aim to reduce plastic waste

Goal is to eliminate plastic film from municipal land-fill New five-cent fee to be implemented to discourage single-use bags Reusable bags to be offered at a discount Mississauga, ON, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart Canada today announced that beginning Feb. 9, 2016, it will stop providing free plastic bags to customers in an effort […]

Walmart Canada to open 15 supercentres in January 2016

Three supercentres to open today, 12 more on January 28 Grand opening of 300th supercentre on January 21; 400th Walmart store to open on January 28 The 15 supercentre projects represent an investment of more than $100 million and have generated approximately 700 new store jobs and 1450 construction and trade jobs Mississauga, ON, 2016-Jan-26 […]

SpartanNash provides safe drinking water to its neighbors in Flint, Michigan

Water Drive Taking Place at all Michigan Corporate-owned Stores and Headquarters Corporation and Teamsters Join Forces to donate 2 semi-truck loads Beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, and ending Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, customers at all 91 Michigan D&W, Family Fare, VG’s, ValuLand and Forest Hills Foods stores and Fuel Centers will have the opportunity to […]

Tierwohl ist für Coop keine Nebensache

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — 1. Platz für Coop beim Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare Unter 90 international führenden Unternehmen im Lebensmittelbereich hat es Coop als einzige Anbieterin aus der Schweiz auf den ersten Platz geschafft. Und dies bereits zum dritten Mal in Folge. Der sogenannte Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare […]

Evolution Fresh declares January 26 as the first-ever National Green Juice Day

Evolution Fresh Teams up with Postmates to Help Customers “Turn it Around” with Free Cold-Pressed ‘Green Juice Breaks’ on January 26 SEATTLE, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Americans face a turning point in their New Year’s goals toward the end of January when 53 percent of resolution-setters admit they have broken their resolutions and that staying fit […]

Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy LLC again receives full specialty pharmacy accreditation from URAC

Accreditation Provides an External Validation of Excellence in Specialty Pharmacy Management DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens today announced a renewed designation that further validates the quality of care delivered to patients with complex conditions through its centralized specialty pharmacy services. Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy LLC once again receives full specialty pharmacy accreditation […]

AmRest Holdings SE to open Starbucks stores in Slovakia in 2016

First store will be opened in 2016 in Bratislava Wroclaw, Poland, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — AmRest Holdings SE („AmRest”) (WSE: EAT), the largest publicly listed restaurant operator in Central Europe, announces its plan to open Starbucks stores in Slovakia in 2016. Adam Mularuk, Starbucks President at AmRest, said: “We are very excited to bring […]

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. to host live webcast of its annual meeting of stockholders on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq:WBA) will provide a live webcast of its annual meeting of stockholders beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, 27 January 2016. The meeting will be held at Park Hyatt New York, 153 W. 57th St., New York. The meeting’s webcast will be […]

The Fondation Louis Vuitton debuts new program that showcases China’s contemporary art scene, the “Bentu” exhibition

PARIS, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Fondation Louis Vuitton is showcasing China’s contemporary art scene with a new program that debuts on Wednesday, January 27 with the “Bentu” exhibition. This first exhibition devoted to contemporary Chinese art in France in the past 10 years is joined by a new hang of works from the […]

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. announces the appointment of Mr. Claude Tessier as its Chief Financial Officer

Laval, Québec, Canada, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (“CoucheTard”) (TSX: ATD.A/ATD.B) announces today the appointment of Mr. Claude Tessier as its Chief Financial Officer, with effect from January 28, 2016. Mr. Tessier is a retail industry veteran and joins us from Canadian grocer Sobeys Inc., where he was President of the IGA […]

RILA elects nine top retail executives to its Board of Directors

AutoZone CEO Elected Board Chairman Arlington, VA, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today that nine top retail executives have been elected to the association’s Board of Directors. In addition, Bill Rhodes, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of AutoZone, Inc., was elected Board Chairman. The election took place […]

Olive Garden introduces catering delivery in the U.S. and Canada

ORLANDO, Fla., 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Olive Garden is adding catering delivery to the menu at all restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. Guests can now have their favorite Italian meals and breadsticks delivered for family gatherings, office parties and more. Designed to make organizing special events easier, catering delivery from Olive Garden allows […]

Wegmans Princeton donates a tractor trailer full of nutritious food to the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank in Ewing

TRENTON, NJ, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — On Thursday, January 21, Wegmans Princeton delivered a tractor trailer full of nutritious food to the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank in Ewing. The donation included 20 pallets of canned soups, vegetables and fruit, peanut butter, canned tuna, cereal and juice, totaling 17,507 pounds. When the truck arrived […]

X5 Retail Group N.V. announces preliminary consolidated Q4 and FY net retail sales and operational results ended 31 December 2015

FY 2015 Highlights X5 delivered total net retail sales growth of 27.3% year-on-year (y-o-y), the Company’s fastest pace of growth since 2011. Net retail sales growth of RUB 172.2 bln was the highest in X5’s history. Net retail sales growth was driven by a 13.7% increase in like-for-like (LFL) sales and a 13.6% sales growth […]

Dollar General Corporation names Michael M. Calbert as non-executive chairman of the Board effective January 30, 2016

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) today announced that Rick Dreiling will step down as a member and the chairman of the board of directors of Dollar General effective January 29, 2016 and it has named Michael M. “Mike” Calbert as non-executive chairman effective January 30, 2016. Calbert has been a […]

Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina participates in the NACS In Store program

COLFAX, IA, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina today announced that she will participate in the NACS In Store program, in which she will have the opportunity to work behind the counter of a convenience store, interact with members of the local community and have conversations with community members about issues important […]

Sobeys Inc. announces the departure of its Quebec business unit president Claude Tessier

STELLARTON, NS, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sobeys Inc. today announced that Claude Tessier, President of the company’s Quebec business unit has left the organization to pursue another opportunity. Simon Gagné, Chief Human Resources Officer, Sobeys Inc., will, in addition to his current responsibilities, oversee the Quebec business unit on an interim basis as […]

DICK’S Sporting Goods to open its relocated store at Bridge Street Town Centre in Huntsville, AL on February 13

PITTSBURGH, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its relocated store on Saturday, February 13 at Bridge Street Town Centre in Huntsville, AL (6890-A Governor’s Drive West). DICK’S two-day Grand Re-Opening celebration will run through Sunday, February 14. The store […]

Hy-Vee SVP and Chief Marketing Officer Donna Tweeten named the 2016 Marketer of the Year by Supermarket News

The food distribution industry magazine recognizes Donna Tweeten as 2016’s top marketer. WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 2016-Jan-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hy-Vee, Inc. is proud to announce that Hy-Vee Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Donna Tweeten has been named the 2016 Marketer of the Year by Supermarket News, a leading food distribution […]