Argos: boxing equipment sales up by 59 percent year on year

Milton Keynes, UK, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sales of boxing equipment at Argos are on the rise, up 59 percent year on year, as Brits fancy themselves as the next Anthony Joshua, Amir Khan or David Haye. Following Anthony Joshua’s big fight and win against Charles Martin, Britain has boxing fever. Sparring and upper […]

The unique blue composite panels installed on the new Renton, WA IKEA store scheduled to open in Spring 2017

RENTON, WA, 2016-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced that steel framing has advanced far enough that installation of the iconic blue composite panels has begun on the relocated Seattle-area store under construction adjacent to its current store in Renton, WA. Installing the blue panels is a key […]

43 charities across U.S. will be receiving IKEA makeover and product donations

Conshohocken, PA, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA U.S. is pleased to announce today that 43 charities across the U.S. will be receiving IKEA makeover and product donations as a result of winning this year’s IKEA Life Improvement Challenge. Additionally 77 other charities, who were first and second runner ups, will win an IKEA product […]

All fishing boats supplying Marks & Spencer to be certified by Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) by 2021

All fishing vessels supplying M&S to be RFS certified by 2021 All UK vessels to be certified by 2017* Scheme promotes best-practice on crew welfare and responsible catching practices LONDON, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Marks & Spencer (M&S) today announces an industry leading commitment to help promote best practice welfare and environmental standards in […]

CVS Health to offer consumers a new level of seamless convenience in a deal with Curbside

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced a partnership with Curbside, a company perfecting the store pickup experience for retailers and consumers, to launch CVS Express, a digital solution offering consumers a new level of seamless convenience. CVS Health is also investing in Curbside, demonstrating the company’s commitment to […]

13 Scottish breweries secure new deals with Asda

Craft beer trend continues Contract value totals £850k between the 13 breweries Asda stores across Scotland will now stock over 75 Scottish beers, ales and ciders New supermarket relationship with Craft Beer Clan LEEDS, England, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The trend for craft beer continues, and no more so than in Scotland, with 100 […]

Chico’s FAS Chief Marketing Officer Miki Berardelli named chairwoman of the NRF CMO Council

WASHINGTON, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today announced that Chico’s FAS Inc. President of Digital Commerce and Chief Marketing Officer Miki Berardelli has been named chairwoman of the NRF CMO Council. Berardelli, who will serve a two-year term, succeeds Kathy Doyle Thomas, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Half […]

243 shareholders attended Ahold’s AGM in Amsterdam

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold today held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) at het Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. The meeting was attended by 243 shareholders, representing approximately 794 million votes. Shareholders adopted Ahold’s 2015 financial statements and determined the dividend over 2015 at €0.52 per common share, […]

Ahold CEO Dick Boer speech on the AGM 2016

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Ahold’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 19, 2016, included a speech by Ahold Chief Executive Officer Dick Boer. Following is the full text of the speech. Once again, a very warm welcome here in Amsterdam for the second time this year. At today’s special meeting, […]

National Safe Place Network CEO Laurie Jackson featured in Convenience Matters episode “Convenience Stores as Safe Places”

​ALEXANDRIA, VA, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Safe Place Network President and CEO Laurie Jackson talks about how convenience stores and other community businesses are helping youth in distress — and how more can join them — in the latest Convenience Matters podcast. Jackson is featured in the episode “Convenience Stores as Safe Places,” […]

Gap Japan supports in the ongoing emergency relief efforts following recent earthquakes in Japan

SAN FRANCISCO, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to the devastation caused by recent earthquakes in Japan, today Gap Japan, K.K., a subsidiary of Gap Inc., announced its support in the ongoing emergency relief efforts. The company will donate approximately 60,000 units of clothing to help Japan relief efforts. This follows a cash contribution […]

Athleta launches ‘The Power of She’ campaign and Athleta Girl line inviting women and girls to stand together to put an end to undermining

The brand debuts highly-anticipated Athleta Girl line PETALUMA, Calif., 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (April 18, 2016), Athleta is unveiling “The Power of She,” a bold campaign inviting women and girls to stand together, collaborate and put an end to undermining. Through the launch of this campaign, the brand aims to create a […]

General Growth Properties to release first quarter 2016 financial and operational results on Monday, May 2, 2016

CHICAGO, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP) will report financial and operational results for the first quarter 2016 after the close of business on Monday, May 2, 2016, and host a conference call for investors and other interested parties at 8:00 a.m. Central (9:00 a.m. Eastern) on Tuesday, May 3, […]

Earth Day celebration: Increase in sales of organic produce at Wegmans Food Markets

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The countdown has begun to the next Earth Day celebration on April 22, 2016. Earth Day organizations around the world expect more than one billion people in 192 countries to participate in outdoor programs that teach children about taking care of our planet for future generations. At Wegmans […]

Wegmans to host “Celebrate Organic” event on April 23, 2016

ROCHESTER, NY, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — WHAT: “Celebrate Organic” at all Wegmans Food Markets. At this fun event our employees will teach our customers about the best of organics and offer samples of our favorites. WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday April 23, 2016 WHERE: All Wegmans Food Markets stores Wegmans […]

Whole Foods Market: value is about more than just price

Austin, TX, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — We take issue with any price comparison story that compares unlike items— it like comparing apples and oranges! The bottom line here is that we simply want a fair, balanced article with accurate pricing and accurate product comparisons that don’t confuse readers. Stories that compare the price of organic items […]

Wegmans to open stores in Midlothian and Short Pump, Richmond VA

RICHMOND, VA, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — In advance of Wegmans opening stores in Midlothian and Short Pump, the Richmond region already sees benefits from the grocery chain’s new jobs, commitment to community improvement and their local United Way partnership. On April 7, James L.M. Taylor, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Richmond […]

Whole Foods Market intends to take legal action against both Mr. Brown and his attorney regarding cake issue

Updated from April 18th statement: Austin, TX, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — After a deeper investigation of Mr. Brown’s claim, we believe his accusations are fraudulent and we intend to take legal action against both Mr. Brown and his attorney. Here’s what we know: Our bakery team member wrote “Love Wins” at the top of […]

James Weidenheimer named to SUPERVALU’s newly-created position of Executive VP, Corporate Development and Chief Innovation Officer

Company announces additional executive role changes and renaming of Independent Business segment to Wholesale MINNEAPOLIS, 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:SVU) today announced that veteran wholesale executive James Weidenheimer, 57, has been named to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Innovation Officer, reporting to SUPERVALU President and Chief […]

Winners of Rite Aid’s 2015 Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest announced

Michigan Pharmacy Technician and Maryland Customer Each Win $2,500 Rite Aid Gift Card in Customer Service Contest CAMP HILL, Pa. , 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid is proud to announce the two winners of the 2015 Vote for Your Favorite Pharmacy Team Member Contest. Sharon Balser, a Rite Aid pharmacy technician from Milford, […]

Meijer expands its partnerships with healthcare providers and hospital systems

Retailer partners with healthcare providers, hospital systems to meet people where they are with in-store clinics GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is expanding its partnerships with healthcare providers and hospital systems, which includes adding a relationship with a health system in Wisconsin and a fourth health system in Michigan, to increase […]

Meijer customers can co-star in its TV commercial

Retailer launches social media photo contest GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2016-Apr-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is offering customers across the Midwest a chance to co-star in an upcoming television commercial that will debut later this summer. All customers need to do is submit photos showing how Meijer supports their home team – from Little League […]