Topaz joins Alimentation Couche-Tard family; appoints Niall Anderton as Managing Director

DUBLIN, Ireland, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Topaz Energy Group Ltd. (“Topaz”) confirms that it has today joined with Alimentation Couche-Tard (“Couche-Tard”). The transaction, which was announced on 2nd December 2015, has been approved by the EU Commission and all final closing requirements have now been completed. Niall Anderton, formerly the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) […]

CVS Health and Target Corporation announce first CVS Pharmacy locations in Target stores

CVS Pharmacy locations feature new look, expanded pharmacy care services and enhanced digital tools for Target guests nationwide  WOONSOCKET, RI and MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) and Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) today announced that the first CVS Pharmacy locations in Target stores are now open in the Charlotte, North Carolina market. […]

The Home Depot® gets ready for Spring; is hiring more than 80,000 associates

ATLANTA, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, is hiring more than 80,000 associates nationwide to ensure its nearly 2,000 stores are staffed and ready for the company’s busiest selling season. “There’s no better time to join our team than spring, whether you’re a college student, recent grad […]

Shopify Inc. to announce financial results for its fourth-quarter ended December 31, 2015 on February 17, 2016

Ottawa, Canada, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP)(TSX:SH), a leading cloud-based commerce platform, plans to announce financial results for its fourth-quarter ended December 31, 2015 before markets open on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Shopify’s management team will host a conference call to discuss its fourth-quarter results at 8:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, February […]

Starbucks UK senior manager of Energy and Initiatives Jaz Rabadia to be honored as a Member of the Order of the British Empire

LONDON, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s rare to get a letter in the mail these days, and even more unlikely to get one from a world leader. Jaz Rabadia received a letter from the UK Prime Minister regarding an award she would receive from Queen Elizabeth II. “I was in genuine disbelief when I […]

Nordstrom Rack to open at Lincoln Plaza in Langhorne, Pa in fall 2016

SEATTLE, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Lincoln Plaza in Langhorne, Pa. The approximately 26,500-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2016. Lincoln Plaza is owned and managed by Simon, a global leader in retail real estate and is adjacent to […]

Carrefour franchise partner Group UHD opens Carrefour Market supermarket in Tunis

Tunis, Tunisia, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — On January 28th of this year, the Group UHD, franchised partner of Carrefour in Tunisia, opened a Carrefour Market supermarket in the city of Tunis. The Carrefour Market “Beni Khalled” has a sales area of 1100 sqm. The group UHD has 82 stores, among which 3 Carrefour hypermarkets, […]

Amazon signs production deal with Mattel to produce four American Girl live-action specials to premiere on Prime Video

Four live-action specials from one of the world’s top brands for girls will join Amazon’s award-winning original kids programming slate SEATTLE, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has signed a multi-year, multimillion dollar production deal with American Girl, a premium brand for girls and subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT), to produce four […]

Sears® and the Craftsman® brand announce the return of Craftsman tools as title sponsor of the World of Outlaws®

Sears® and Craftsman® Brand Sign Three-Year Agreement That Renames the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and World of Outlaws Late Model Series HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sears® and the Craftsman® brand, America’s most trusted tool brand, announced today the return of Craftsman tools as a major presence in motorsports, becoming […]

Macy’s honors the “Year of the Monkey” with in-store celebrations

The “Year of the Monkey” swings onto the calendar on February 8 NEW YORK, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — This month, Macy’s will honor the “Year of the Monkey” with celebrations taking place across the country that will proclaim a fresh start for this Lunar New Year. Through a variety of channels including artistic performances, fashion, […]

Macy’s, Inc. announces two key senior executive changes

Peter Sachse named Chief Growth Officer; Justin MacFarlane joins Macy’s, Inc. as Chief Strategy, Analytics and Innovation Officer CINCINNATI, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today announced two key senior executive changes as the company moves aggressively to grow its omnichannel business based on intensive insight into evolving consumer preferences and changing shopping patterns. […]

Macy’s celebrates Black History Month by hosting Rising Stars events this February

Macy’s hosts Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Taye Diggs, Monica, Beverly Bond, G. Garvin, Shane Evans and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude at eight stores nationwide for conversations on popular culture NEW YORK, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — This February, Macy’s celebrates Black History Month by hailing a host of rising stars from a variety of fields including art, music, film, […]

Dairy cows producing milk for Waitrose to spend at least 100 days a year outside grazing in fields

LONDON, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — From spring 2016, dairy cows producing conventional* milk for Waitrose will spend at least 100 days a year outside grazing in fields, the supermarket retailer pledged today. Waitrose is already one of the only supermarkets to give its dairy cows access to pasture during the grazing season in the summer […]

K-retailers and Kesko to hire around 5,000 summer employees next summer

K-retailers and Kesko will have a total of around 5,000 summer employees next summer. The number is approximately the same as in previous years. The K-Group is one of the largest summer employers in Finland. HELSINKI, Finland, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the K-Group, most of the summer jobs for young people and students […]

The Michaels Companies, Inc. announces the acquisition of Lamrite West, Inc. for $150 million

IRVING, Texas, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIK) today announced that it has acquired Lamrite West, Inc. and certain of its affiliates and subsidiaries (“Lamrite West”), an international wholesale and retail supplier of arts and crafts, for $150.0 million. The Company anticipates that the impact of the acquisition, excluding purchase accounting […]

H&M Conscious Foundation 2015 Gift Card Holiday campaign raised €4,9 million; donation will go to UNICEF to support vulnerable children in Myanmar

The Gift Card Holiday campaign 2015 is now completed and thanks to our customers, the donation amounted to a total of €4,9 million! This donation from the H&M Conscious Foundation will go to a program run by UNICEF and will benefit 480,000 marginalized and vulnerable children, aged 5-14 in Myanmar. These children will get increased […]

H&M’s nomination committee proposes Stina Honkamaa Bergfors and Erica Wiking Häger be elected as new members of the board of directors

Stockholm, Sweden, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M’s nomination committee has now completed its work on proposals to the annual general meeting on 3 May 2016. The nomination committee proposes that Stina Honkamaa Bergfors and Erica Wiking Häger be elected as new members of the board of directors and that the following present directors be re-elected: […]

Sonic Corp. to serve 100% cage-free egg products in its restaurants by 2025

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ:SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced it will serve 100% cage-free egg products in its restaurants by 2025. Each year, SONIC purchases 155 million eggs to serve 81 million Breakfast Burritos and Breakfast Toaster® sandwiches. “Today’s customer wants to know their food […]

Albertsons Companies’ SVP of Pharmacy, Health & Wellness Mark Panzer expands role to include General Merchandise and HABA

Boise, ID, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albertsons Companies announced today that Mark Panzer, who was named the Company’s Senior Vice President of Pharmacy, Health & Wellness in May 2015, has accepted the additional responsibility of leading General Merchandise and HABA. “Mark’s impact on our operation in 2015 was immediate. He brought a wealth of […]

Albertsons Companies announced the appointment of Tamara Pattison as SVP of Digital Marketing & eCommerce

Boise, ID, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albertsons Companies announced today that Tamara Pattison has been named Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing & eCommerce, which includes all aspects of Shopper Marketing, Digital Marketing, Loyalty & Rewards, and eCommerce. Pattison, who most recently served the company as Group Vice President of Digital, Loyalty and Customer […]