16 percent of Panera Bread sales are now digital

Transformation of the Customer Journey Driving Digital Growth Digital highlights include: 16 percent of total Company sales are now ordered, produced and paid for digitally and it is projected that over 20 percent of its business will be digital by year end More than a third of retail sales come from digital channels in top […]

50 Prozent mehr Rosen am Valentinstag

15 Jahre Fairtrade Max Havelaar-Rosen bei Coop BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Der Valentinstag ist – gefolgt vom Muttertag – der wichtigste Blumen-Verkaufstag im Jahr. 70 Prozent des Blumenumsatzes in der Valentinswoche werden mit Rosen erzielt. Seit 15 Jahren können Coop Kundinnen und Kunden ihren Liebsten bereits mit fair gehandelten Blumen beglücken. […]

Truten dürfen auch im Ausland an die frische Luft

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coop setzt auch im Ausland auf hohe Tierwohl-Standards Die Schweiz besitzt eines der strengsten Tierschutzgesetze weltweit. Auch deshalb bezieht Coop über 75 % ihres Fleisches aus dem Inland. Da Coop aber nicht ihren gesamten Bedarf im Inland decken kann, arbeitet sie mit dem Schweizer Tierschutz STS daran, dass […]

Tesco becomes the first supermarket to commit to CoppaFeel!’s #brahijack campaign

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco is the first supermarket to commit to CoppaFeel!’s #brahijack campaign. The potentially life saving bra labels, which remind you to check your boobs, have been introduced into the backs of F&F’s co-ordinate and everyday lingerie ranges available both online at http://www.clothingattesco.com/lingerie+underwear/icat/lingerie-shop and in over 600 Tesco stores nationwide. […]

British Retail Consortium comments on the relaxation of Sunday Trading hours in UK

LONDON, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Responding to today’s announcement by government that it plans to extend Sunday opening hours by amending the Enterprise Bill, the BRC said: “There are different views across retail over whether the relaxation of Sunday Trading hours is a good or a bad thing for retailers and their staff. This […]

Non-Food online sales in UK grew 14.9% in January 2016 vs a year earlier – BRC-KPMG

 Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 14.9% in January versus a year earlier, when they had risen by 11.7% over the previous year. This is the second best performance since June 2015. January’s online sales performance was ahead of its 3-month and 12-month averages of 14.0% and 12.7%, respectively. In January 2016, […]

UK retail sales rose by 2.6% in January 2016 vs the same month last year – BRC-KPMG

UK retail sales rose by 2.6% on a like-for-like basis from January 2015, when they had increased 0.2% from the preceding year. On a total basis, sales were up 3.3%, against a 1.6% rise in January 2015. This is the best growth since September, firmly ahead of the 3-month average of 1.6% and the 12-month […]

1.000e Wajonger aan de slag bij Albert Heijn

Zaandam, Netherlands, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Vandaag ging bij Albert Heijn aan de Samanthagang in Zoetermeer, de 1.000e Albert Heijn Wajonger aan de slag. Staatssecretaris Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid Jetta Klijnsma feliciteerde medewerker Sanne Jans met haar contract. Klijnsma: “Fantastisch om te zien dat 1.000 Wajongers een baan hebben gekregen bij Albert Heijn. Dat […]

Dollarama Inc. invests $60 million for a new warehouse in Montreal, Quebec

MONTRÉAL, Québec, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollarama Inc. (TSX: DOL) (“Dollarama” or the “Corporation”) announced today that its Board of Directors approved an investment of approximately $60 million in the construction of a new warehouse in Montreal, Quebec. The new 500,000 square-foot warehouse will be located in the Lachine borough near the intersection of […]

Nordstrom launches new collaboration with style icon Olivia Palermo

SEATTLE, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of a new collaboration in partnership with international style icon Olivia Palermo. Set to hitNordstrom stores and nordstrom.com on February 8th, 2016, the ‘Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28’ collection features 32 styles of separates with roots in American sportswear staples, and dresses […]

Nordstrom celebrates spring fashion with the launch of national brand campaign “See Anew”

“See Anew” celebrates spring fashion through an optimistic lens SEATTLE, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom launches a national brand campaign through “See Anew,” an optimistic celebration of spring fashion. The retailer’s most inspirational looks for men and women are featured in a highly visual creative execution involving mirrors, floral prints and smiling models.  The campaign’s […]

Weis Markets opens its remodeled store in the Grandview Plaza in Hanover, PA

Hanover, PA, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Remodeled store now features in-store beer café with 900 varieties of beer Weis Markets celebrated the Grand Reopening of its remodeled store in the Grandview Plaza on Baltimore Street in Hanover on Friday, February 5. The former’s Nell’s location which reopened as a Weis Markets’ store in September […]

Overstock.com, Inc. SVP and Chief Architect Alec Wilkins included in Utah’s top professionals Under 40

SALT LAKE CITY, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) Senior Vice President and Chief Architect Alec Wilkins was honored as one of Utah’s top professionals in the Forty Under 40 ceremony, held today at The Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. Utah Business Magazine organizes the annual event to celebrate the […]

Meningitis B vaccinations available at Walgreens pharmacies throughout the Santa Clara area

Local health officials urge vaccination as area sees reported cases DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens offers vaccinations that provide protection against Meningitis B at all of its pharmacies throughout the Santa Clara area, as county health officials urge vaccination due to a number of reported Meningitis B cases. Vaccinations are available daily during regular […]

Carrefour and its Foundation sent aid to victims in the recent earthquake in Taiwan

TAIWAN, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 has struck southern Taiwan just before 4 AM (local time) resulting in the collapse of four buildings in one particular development in the city of Tainan. The toll of injuries and fatalities continues to worsen by the hour: some 400 have been […]

Macy’s partners with AwesomenessTV to debut IN AWE OF YOU

The line features flirty dresses and punchy accessories that will stun in new series Closet Wars debuting today on AwesomenessTV NEW YORK, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s has partnered with AwesomenessTV to debut IN AWE OF YOU, a lifestyle brand aimed at the Gen Z ingénue. The line features coquettish dresses, trendy clutches and […]

Bella Freud and Sainsbury’s to create two limited edition canvas shopper bags to raise money for Sport Relief

LONDON, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — London based fashion designer Bella Freud, has collaborated with Sainsbury’s to create two limited edition canvas shopper bags to raise money for Sport Relief. The Bella Freud bags will be exclusively available in Sainsbury’s stores and online from 15thFebruary 2016. Known for her iconic Word jumpers, Freud has incorporated […]

H&M, ILO and SIDA launch industrial relations project for the development of socially sustainable textile and garment industry in Ethiopia

H&M, International Labor Organization (ILO) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have launched an industrial relations project aiming to improve the development of a socially sustainable textile and garment industry in Ethiopia. Stockholm, Sweden, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Promoting a well-functioning dialogue between the partners on the labour market is a fundamental and […]

SONIC Drive-In partners with Keurig Green Mountain to offer hot, fresh Green Mountain Coffee®

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — SONIC Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, is raising the bar for breakfast quality by announcing a partnership with Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), a personal beverage system company, to offer hot, fresh Green Mountain Coffee®. The addition of Green Mountain Coffee® […]

Chipotle Mexican Grill launches Local Grower Support Initiative to help local farmers meet new food safety standards

Chipotle provides education, training and financial assistance to help small and medium-sized growers meet new food safety standards DENVER, CO, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) announced today at its national employee meeting the formation of the Chipotle Local Grower Support Initiative, a new program to help smaller, local suppliers meet its […]

PetSmart achieved historic adoption milestone in 2015; half a million pets adopted out in single year

Blu, of Fort Worth, is the 500,000th Adopted Pet in 2015; PetSmart and PetSmart Charities Continue Mission to End Pet Homelessness with Two Pets Adopted Every Minute a PetSmart Store is Open PHOENIX, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart today announced that in 2015 it achieved a historic adoption milestone – half a million pets […]

PetSmart to carry TurboPUP innovative portable meal bars for dogs in stores across the U.S. and Canada

PetSmart Is Initial Exclusive Retailer of TurboPUP Meal Bars, an All-Natural, Complete Meal-on-the-Go for Dogs PHOENIX, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last Friday, Kristina Guerrero, founder of TurboPUP, impressed the sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank with the news of her exclusive, national retail deal with PetSmart. The specialty pet store will carry her TurboPUP […]