Lowe’s to becomes Canada’s leading home improvement retailer with the acquisition of RONA inc.

 Transaction valued at C$3.2 billion (US$2.3 billion) Transaction unanimously approved by both companies’ Boards of Directors Agreement is based on compelling strategic rationale for both companies Lowe’s pledges important commitments to RONA’s key Canadian stakeholders Lowe’s to locate its Canadian head office in Boucherville, Quebec; Canadian operations to be headed by  Sylvain Prud’homme, President of […]

Application for funding through Co-op Community Spaces open until February 12, 2016

Saskatoon, Canada, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Everyone needs a place to meet, play, learn and share. In 2016, Co-op Community Spaces will contribute up to $1.5 million to support recreation, urban agriculture and environmental conservation projects in Western Canada. Community organizations have until Feb. 12, 2016, to apply for funding through Co-op Community Spaces. […]

CVS Health announces increased availability of overdose reversal medicine naloxone to combat opioid abuse epidemic

White House Drug Policy Director, Ohio Attorney General, Lucas County Sheriff join CVS Health to announce increased availability of naloxone to combat opioid abuse epidemic CVS Health also highlights resources for Ohio high schools, police departments to help prevent drug abuse Toledo, OH, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today it would […]

CarMax, Inc. announces management changes

RICHMOND, Va., 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — CarMax, Inc. (NYSE:KMX) today announced that, as the culmination of a multi-year management succession plan, Bill Nash has been promoted to president and Cliff Wood has been promoted to chief operating officer, effective February 1, 2016. Tom Folliard plans to retire as chief executive officer prior to the […]

Wegmans Charlottesville gets ready for its Fall opening; now now hiring and training full-time employees

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets is now hiring and training full-time employees for its new Charlottesville store, which is on track to open this fall. Available positions include everything from entry-level management to customer service, and culinary jobs such as line cooks and restaurant servers. The store will employ approximately […]

Ahold and Delhaize Group announce Extraordinary General Meetings on March 14, 2016

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Ahold and Delhaize Group today announced that they have called Extraordinary General Meetings (EGM) for March 14, 2016 at which their respective shareholders will consider and vote on the proposal to approve the companies’ intended merger. Ahold’s EGM will be held at Amsterdam RAI on March […]

X5 Retail Group and Rus Food Foundation announce the preliminary results of the Basket of Kindness initiative

MOSCOW, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group, a leading Russian food retailer, and the Rus Food Foundation, Russia’s first food bank, are pleased to announce the preliminary results of the Basket of Kindness initiative to provide food support to disadvantaged families. From August to December, over 2,500 customers in Moscow, St Petersburg, […]

Whole Foods Market St. Paul to relocate at 1575 Selby Avenue on March 16

Grand Opening Celebration Planned for St. Paul Community St Paul, MN, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market St. Paul invites the St. Paul community to come out Wednesday, March 16 and celebrate the Grand Opening of the new 45,231 square-foot location, 1575 Selby Avenue. The much-anticipated store will provide St. Paul shoppers […]

Baskin-Robbins to develop three new ice cream shops in Banning and Temecula, California

BRAND ALSO SEEKS OPERATOR FOR TURN-KEY FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE IN SAN DIEGO REGION CANTON, MA, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, announced today the signing of store development agreements with two franchise groups to develop three new ice cream shops in Banning and Temecula, Calif., over […]

Dunkin’ Donuts signs store development agreement with Panama City Donuts, LLC, to develop five new restaurants in New Orleans, Louisiana

LEADING COFFEE AND BAKERY CHAIN SEEKS FRANCHISEE CANDIDATES IN LAFAYETTE, LAKE CHARLES AND MONROE CANTON, MA, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with existing franchise group, Panama City Donuts, LLC, to develop five new restaurants […]

Rite Aid’s RediClinic and Aria Health partner to offer greater convenience, increased access and more affordable healthcare

Philadelphia, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — RediClinic, a leading operator of retail clinics, and Aria Health, the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County, announced today that they are entering into an alliance that will offer greater convenience, increased access and more affordable healthcare to residents of Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County […]

Rite Aid stores is all ready for Valentine’s Day with perfect gifts for that special loved one

Fresh Roses and Beautiful Bouquets Available in Many Stores Beginning Feb. 10 CAMP HILL, Pa., 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Valentine’s Day is around the corner and Rite Aid stores nationwide are ready to help customers celebrate the romantic holiday. Store shelves are stocked with gifts perfect for that special loved one including classic chocolate […]

Ingles Markets, Incorporated to webcast its first quarter earnings conference call on February 8, 2016

ASHEVILLE, N.C., 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) will provide an online, real-time webcast and rebroadcast of its first quarter earnings conference call on February 8, 2016. Ingles plans to release earnings for its first quarter ended December 26, 2015, on February 8, 2016. The live broadcast of Ingles Markets’ quarterly conference call […]

Morrisons announces its first price cut in 2016

‘Price Crunch’ is first in a rolling programme of price cuts in 2016 Bradford, England, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons is to cut the price of 1,072 items with many of the reductions on fresh food, such as fruit and veg. Morrisons Chief Executive David Potts said: “We are cutting the prices of products […]

EuroCIS 2016: Wincor Nixdorf presents new version of its modular software for retail companies TP.net 6.0

TP.net 6.0: Consistent data for customer touchpoints in all sales channels and for enterprise management at headquarters Paderborn, GERMANY, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Consumers expect retailers to offer them a consistently good shopping experience, no matter the channel. Whether “offline” in the shop itself or online in the web store and on the […]

Best Buy supports National TV Safety Day with tips to avoid TV tip-over accidents

Richfield, MN, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 100 million people will turn on their televisions Sunday to watch the big football game. As you’re gearing up to join them, we want to help keep your home safe from a potential danger: TV tip-overs. A child visits an emergency room every 45 minutes because of […]

Best Buy introduceS changes in its in-store recycling program

Richfield, MN, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week we introduced changes in our in-store recycling program that allow us to continue to provide this service for our customers. We are now charging customers $25 for each TV and computer monitor they recycle at our stores. And in two states – Illinois and Pennsylvania – […]

LIMITED by NAME IT rebrands to LMTD will target tweens and teens

BRANDE, Denmark, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — For a couple of years, LIMITED by NAME IT has created collections for children aged 4 to 10 years. But now LMTD (which is the new name) will target tweens and teens aged 10 to 16 with a changed design focus. “We work with fashion and also with […]

Co-op Food strengthens its acquisitions team with three senior appointments

MANCHESTER, England, 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op Food’s Property team has stepped up its recruitment drive, making three senior appointments to support its ambitious plans for growth in 2016 and beyond. The new Lead Regional Acquisitions Managers – James Harrison, David McQuaker and Simon Finlay – join the Co-op’s 20-strong Acquisitions team, and […]

Harris Teeter to kick-off 2016 Scouting for Food drive to benefit Loaves & Fishes, from Feb. 6, through 14, 2016

Matthews, N.C., 2016-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 through Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, Harris Teeter will be collecting non-perishable food items in all of its Mecklenburg County stores to benefit Loaves & Fishes, a food pantry program which provides a week’s worth of nutritious groceries at no cost to individuals and families […]